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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 05:12 PM

I took advantage of the warm weather (it's 62* here) to put the V61s on the front of the HDT. I had metal valve stems installed as they will eventually be filled with Rim Guard.

They sure look good on there :D :D :D

Took the HDT for a bit of a spin to 'break them in", and found out that the HDT1000 is one FAST tractor. Got to looking at the Large Frame specs, and it shows the HDT's top speed as 13.8 Mph. That almost 4 Mph faster than the other Large Frames. I wonder if that's because the folks in Europe tend to drive GTs on the street?

Anyway since I know you will ask...here are the obligatory pics :D :D :D

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 05:14 PM

They look great on there! And that is very fast! Especially for a stock GT!

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 05:16 PM

Tires look good! Your probably right,and thats quite abit faster than my Ford I think it tops out around 10MPH according to specs.
I really don't know I've not been off the place so have not tried road gear.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 05:17 PM

I have V61's on one tractor and I love em!

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 05:34 PM

Just for grins and giggles, I did a Mapquest route from my house to the JD Dealer that put the Rim Guard in the rears for the 1886.

Turns out it's only 4.76 miles, and all rural roads. I wonder how much grief I might get from the local Sheriff if I wanted to just drive the tractor over there?

I know that I'd need a SMV sigh for the back, and possibly a flashing yellow light, but it would be a fun thing to do.

Methinks I'll give them a call on the morrow :D :D :D

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 05:45 PM

Just for grins and giggles, I did a Mapquest route from my house to the JD Dealer that put the Rim Guard in the rears for the 1886.

Turns out it's only 4.76 miles, and all rural roads. I wonder how much grief I might get from the local Sheriff if I wanted to just drive the tractor over there?

I know that I'd need a SMV sigh for the back, and possibly a flashing yellow light, but it would be a fun thing to do.

Methinks I'll give them a call on the morrow :D :D :D


There is one guy I know who is almost 50 and that is what he has done his whole life! He has never had a driver's license, always took his tractor. He lives in a town I don't go to often, but when I do, I see him often!

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 05:48 PM

I drive my Ford 600 on the road all the time when I go to get gas, or to and from the parade route here in town. Never thought to ask anyboby, just have the sign and flashing lights and away I go.

Edited by tinbender7, December 03, 2012 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted December 03, 2012 - 06:00 PM

V61's look good! May have to try to find some for one of mine!

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 06:20 PM

I'm with Daniel, I think the V-61's are great tires. They can mark up my lawn in sharp turns, (thin lawn, very sandy soil) but they's got some grip for sure.


Anyway since I know you will ask...here are the obligatory pics :D :D :D


You can teach an old buzzard new tricks, it seems.

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Turns out it's only 4.76 miles, and all rural roads. I wonder how much grief I might get from the local Sheriff if I wanted to just drive the tractor over there?


Just tell them it's a European model, it don't need no stinkin' flashers.

Edited by Cat385B, December 03, 2012 - 06:25 PM.


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Posted December 03, 2012 - 06:20 PM

Those V61's do look like a great tire. Thanks for the pictures :D

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 07:53 PM

Nice wide stance and lots of contact to them by the looks.
Thanks for the pics OB, they look good on there.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 07:59 PM

Good looking tires.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 08:55 PM

Now we need to see baby dance

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 09:03 PM

Nice Ob now you need rears :) That hydro is only a Eaton 11 (Heavy duty version of the eaton10 in the tube frames) after reading about the Speed of the ht23 and the Hdt 1000 its making me tempted to get a new gear set made up for my 1256D or H14-twin and Stuffing a 11 in place of the 10 (like cakes did) As i do most driving on the road since i don't have a pick-up and trailer the Governor on my Briggs is adjusted to 4 k for the long trips it goes almost 7 mph at Full bore with a tail wind it would be nice going that fast with a smaller tractor .. :) also there is a movie (the straight story) about a guy that drove a tractor cross country to see his brother

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 09:09 PM

...also there is a movie (the straight story) about a guy that drove a tractor cross country to see his brother


This came up here on the site a few months ago. I don't remember what the topic name was, or exactly how long ago it REALLY was. Maybe somebody with a better memory could dig that thread up.




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