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#1321 tinbender7 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 07:27 PM

I cleaned my tractors and put them back in storage from last weeks show, made the minor repairs needed and they are ready for the next show in Jan.

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 04:27 PM

Set 22 4x4x10 today and the lgt towed the bundle -1 every hole, 22 to set tomorrow
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Posted November 19, 2011 - 06:00 PM

Used the 318 and lawn sweeper to mulch and pick up leaves and then used the PK w/fel to turn them into the compost pile , might have taken just as long as turning them in by hand but a lot more FUN using the fel !!! Also installed the concert weight for the PK and dug out the snow plow ,that will be for anther day .

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 08:17 PM

Hey folks!

We finally got a 10 to 12 inches of snow last nite and today, luckily it came down straight instead of horizontal which is normal!
The old MF8E (Dick)was ready but I never got a chance to borrow the wheel weights off the MF12 (Ron)yet. It done just fine without the weights. Here's some pics before my camera battery died.

Later---DAC

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 09:31 PM

Today I went to Tractor Supply where I got the adapter to put fluid in my Homelite T12 tires. Used it to put fluid in and put the chains on it. What a difference that makes! Snow is not going have a chance against the Homelite this year. Bring it on!

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 06:45 AM

Got to try out the dump trailer yesterday. Casey was right about the weight of the wet dirt, she had a hard time lifting a full load. But I got 4 loads moved under the tractor port.. That brought the ground level up about 3" higher than around it. Spread it with a rake, unhooked the trailer and packed it with the Ford. Need to put everything back under, we have a flash flood watch for Monday!
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I may not be getting enough power to the winch with the 10 gauge wires. Not sure. Should have hooked it straight to the spare battery, but time was short. I moved about 35 cubic feet of dirt pretty quick though.

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 04:37 PM

Used the PK to skid some logs from one side of the property to the wood pile on the opposite side. Good excuse for some seat time and now when I block them they are right by the pile.:D

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 05:35 PM

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Moving 4x4x10's need to get some weight on the tires

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 11:46 PM

i used my JD212 to tow a few things - first a flatbed (haywagon), then a roadworthy trailer and a JD80 cart.
I used the "flatbed" to transfer 2x4's and built a "tractor-port" (a 12'x6' sheltered area) for parking (2) JD 200 series machines and a couple of JD624 tillers. i used (2) 3/8" bolts at each joint so it's solid with 3/4" plywood on top - with a 10" slope over the 12'.
on the dirt ground, i laid a piece of 6mil vapour barrier to keep the moisture from coming up and plan to vapour barrier the sides too. I'm thinking of leaving an air gap (opinions wanted) to prevent condensation.
The top will have tar paper stapled to the plywood with a tarp extending over the plywood and pegged to some ground hooks, just to protect the "expensive" plywood from the elements cuz i'll end up using it (plywood) for something else next spring.
Then, i towed the other (2) trailers under a tree, blocked and tarped them and removed the tires (storing them inside).
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Posted November 21, 2011 - 10:33 AM

Saturday I plowed the garden and the sweet corn patch under with the Ford LGT 165.
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Posted November 22, 2011 - 03:40 PM

While I was moving equipment around to get the barn cleared out so we can park the car inside, I took a quick pass through the garden with the camera running. Short but sweet. Enjoy.

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 05:45 PM

I had intended to use my Massey w/FEL to scrape drainage slots in front of the barn doors as it was raining heavy today, with rain getting into the buildings. BUT the battery was low, so had to use the big Cat loader instead.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 10:43 AM

I did this late in the afternoon and in the evening yesterday - Removed the blade from the 110, reinstalled the mower deck to deal with ALL the leaves that have dropped in the past week. I spent 2 hours wind-rowing and chopping leaves up. Once that was done I reinstalled the blade and installed the snow chains.

Confession here --> As much as I love the 120 with hydrostatic drive there is just something about the 1966 110 (with the little k181) that just does it for me. I love that tractor for all that it is and I love that I am using a 46 year old machine that does not skip a beat. Can someone offer me some forgiveness?? LOL

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 10:54 PM

Got to try out the dump trailer yesterday. Casey was right about the weight of the wet dirt, she had a hard time lifting a full load. But I got 4 loads moved under the tractor port.. That brought the ground level up about 3" higher than around it. Spread it with a rake, unhooked the trailer and packed it with the Ford. Need to put everything back under, we have a flash flood watch for Monday!
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I may not be getting enough power to the winch with the 10 gauge wires. Not sure. Should have hooked it straight to the spare battery, but time was short. I moved about 35 cubic feet of dirt pretty quick though.

Kenny, you should be using a set of good jumper cables (reasonably priced large wire) with the ends changed to ring terminals to fit the winch, and then just leave the clamps on the other end to hook to the battery directly when you get to the dump zone. It should improve your performance greatly.
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Posted November 25, 2011 - 12:25 AM

I cut my grass on Thanksgiving. One and half acre. It really need it. It has been warm here for this time of the year. Love the smell fresh cut grass.




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