New To Us Tractors Coming
Posted October 06, 2012 - 08:53 PM
Congratulations on your new purchase.
Posted October 06, 2012 - 10:21 PM
Posted October 19, 2012 - 07:38 PM
Well, Dave I do indeed. We got the tractors last weekend in a whirlwind trip up to north Louisiana. We worked late into the evening getting my brothers trailer unloaded and reloaded, and changing oil in my brothers truck so he could make the trip down to Florida Sunday morning. We had fun swapping out tires from my old B112 to the 916h in torrential rain and lightning Sunday morning and loading my rain slick trailer.. The PO threw in an extra engine in addition to the 16 hp engine I purchased and an extra 42" deck which has a good clean shell but is in need of repair. Unfortunately there was not enough room on my trailer for a second mower so I left it at my brothers for safe keeping. Maybe that is for the best because my brother, Jim, needs to scavenge the rock guard that also acts as a stiffener for the discharge chute. Jim's wife jumped on the 716 and immediately took off mowing the front acreage. She stopped only long enough to fill the tank and tell us that she loved it. I did get a chance to run my tractor and tiller in my brothers garden and realized immediately that the weight of the tractor and the hydrostatic transmission are a perfect match for the 36" tiller. When I got it home I decided to make a pass through my garden that the ground has not tiller since last spring. My soil is so heavy I was surprised how well it whipped it up. This is not something that I would do every day but it proved to me that the rig is capable. In the past I have made a point to break heavy soil before tilling and will probably continue that in the future.
Phil; I think Daniel means you will love the tiller on a hydro lift tractor with hydro drive. Full speed on engine and creep along makes a beautiful seedbed in one pass and no aches in the left bicep from lifting tiller.LOL Dave
Say hello to Clyde.
- daytime dave said thank you
Posted October 19, 2012 - 07:52 PM