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What did you do WITH your tractor today? ie: plowing, hauling, tilling, etc.


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Posted September 07, 2011 - 03:44 PM

put the grass catcher on the MF 1655 and picked some of the leaves that have started to fall.Now the yard looks good again.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 06:45 PM

Little bigger than a garden tractor (not much), but I've been on the JD 790 all day working on the dirt road & mowing , getting ready for the "Trail Ride" Saturday! ~~ grnspot

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 09:18 PM

Grnspot110..........how many tractor do you have?

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 07:13 AM

Grnspot110..........how many tractor do you have?


Five: 2004-790, 83-420, 80-314, 83-317 "Special" & 69-L/60 "Custom", plus the F525 mower. I've been selling off a few the last couple of years! :D ~~ grnspot

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 07:37 AM

Gotcha beat, I have six. But one doesn't run at the moment. One of these days, I'll get to that one.

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 01:16 PM

Gotcha beat, I have six. But one doesn't run at the moment. One of these days, I'll get to that one.


I started out with "two-cylinders", a 58-520 & the 58-720D that I grew up on. My first "collection" garden tractor was a 69-140 H1, which I later put a Johnson loader on. Then I collected both RF & SF - 110 & 112's. Finally wised up & figured out that attachments don't take as much maintenance as the engines do, so I downsized on the tractors. I do have one more tractor project in mind, if I find the right parts (& energy)! ~~ grnspot

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 01:49 PM

After installing the new clutch spring and both belts, I mowed with the JD 68. I like this little sucker. Scoots right along in 5th gear.

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 08:42 AM

I know its late but I am trying to put out food plot for deer. I have a co-worker who hunts a lot and he is coming to come over and try to get a doe or two this fall. He said they eat 6-8 deer a year. I don't have time to hunt, but am all for less deer that I might hit with car. (deer are very over populated around here).

I started out by mowing the area with the GT5000, then tried the cultivator with the ford LGT 165, but there were some tree roots in the area and I didn't want to mess up the cultivator. So i got the plow out and tried to plow it real shallow just to get rid of the sod/grass.

I am going to try and get it broke up with the disc tonight, and then run the drag harrow over it to get the clumps of grass out.

I am planting clover.
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Posted September 14, 2011 - 08:57 AM

I do a chemical burn down (Roundup type). Wait about 2 weeks and check the results. Sometimes a 2nd application before plowing.

Started a deer food plot spring last year on ground that has never been plowed. Bent up my 2-16, 3-point hitch plow snagging tree roots and big rocks. Purchased two trailer type plows with a release if the plow gets snagged from the local scrap hauler.

Will be expanding the food plot in the near future. Again starting with the chemical burn down to kill the fescue.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:14 AM

I do a chemical burn down (Roundup type). Wait about 2 weeks and check the results. Sometimes a 2nd application before plowing.

Started a deer food plot spring last year on ground that has never been plowed. Bent up my 2-16, 3-point hitch plow snagging tree roots and big rocks. Purchased two trailer type plows with a release if the plow gets snagged from the local scrap hauler.

Will be expanding the food plot in the near future. Again starting with the chemical burn down to kill the fescue.


I should have sprayed the grass first, but was trying to do this quick since it so late in the year. If the plot doesn't work out I will try again in the spring.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:31 AM

cold snap coming, so last night I picked the pumpkins and melons and hauled them in the Garden cart to the garage for storage. Mowed over the area so I can till the refuse and grass mulch this weekend.
Garden is down to the Tomatoes, peppers, greenbeans and herbs not counting the cole crops planted for fall harvest.
putting it to bed for the winter.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:41 AM

cold snap coming, so last night I picked the pumpkins and melons and hauled them in the Garden cart to the garage for storage. Mowed over the area so I can till the refuse and grass mulch this weekend.
Garden is down to the Tomatoes, peppers, greenbeans and herbs not counting the cole crops planted for fall harvest.
putting it to bed for the winter.

I will probably be tearing out the garden this weekend. Do you plant a cover crop? I am going to plant winter wheat.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 11:00 AM

No question I should. And am debating that, now. I spot planted some white Clover(3 weeks ago) in a corner of the herb garden(Asparagus/Horseradish/Garlic & Shallots the Garlic and Shallots are a winter planting for spring harvest) we decided to let go back to grass a few weeks ago and it's been so dry it is barely peaking through. I'll be watering it tonight.
I still have about 10 lbs of white clover seed, but am wondering if it would grow fast enough to do any good this fall?

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 11:05 AM

Looks like we will get a frost by the weekend, so guess ours is done for the year. Then till it and plant some winter wheat or rye. Only a couple months and next years seed catalogs will be out....:smile1:
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Posted September 14, 2011 - 12:52 PM

I will probably be tearing out the garden this weekend. Do you plant a cover crop? I am going to plant winter wheat.

I use winter rye. Green manure is needed in this part of central Missouri.

Planted cabage, peas and green beans a couple weeks ago as fall garden crops. Weather has been on the cool side, so not sure if there is going to be any late season vegetables. Expecting an early hard frost.




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