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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 04:52 PM

Put a manual or hydro into a tractor that you where making? I'm thinking about building a tractor and don't know if I want a manual or hydro.

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 05:02 PM

When you build with a hydro you will then have the hydraulics for a lift too. Good Luck, Rick 


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 05:12 PM

Hydro with power steering too :thumbs:


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 05:21 PM

I thought about the lift . Never thought about the power steering. Hmmmm

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 05:27 PM

Another factor would be what you plan on using the tractor for.


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 05:34 PM

AND what do you have readily available?


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 05:44 PM

DON'T FORGET THE CUP HOLDERS! My vote is hydro. I tend to pass these days on tractors unless they have hydro or at the very least electric lifts.


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 06:05 PM

Plowing and using a snow blade. I have a 8 speed from a wheel horse and a hydro from a 520h in the shop. I've also got several actuators readily available. Currently a 12hp kohler is the only engine I have handy.

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 07:29 PM

And don't forget to add the duel exhausts.

 

 

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 08:21 PM

Hydro only because I have 150+ trees on 2.5 acres, and I mow everything.


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 11:04 PM

Been called "shiftless" a time or two so I'd vote hydro.  Trees, flower beds, tight spots, snow plowing, slow creeping jobs, all stuff needing clutching.  And make that a 2 pedal JD style hydro at that, hands free while managing the cup holder!


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 12:07 AM

Hydro for sure !! Chicks love guys with Hydros !!

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 09:36 PM

No question - Hydro! So many more possibilities.

 

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 09:43 PM

Hydro, Traction is able to be controlled without slipping clutch or belt clutch.

 

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Posted March 13, 2013 - 03:12 PM

Hydro... and I've got just the hydro for you too :D






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