Time for an update on this guy!
I've wanted for a while now try out the Gannon Earthcavator on the Economy. The swivel balls on the 3pt were seized so I had free them up first.
Aside from being a mower, I don't think this tractor has seen much if any ground engaging work before so I kind of felt like it was wondering what it was doing at first. ;-) I left the deck on as I'm using it frequently for mowing but just wanted to experiment with it a little and see how it would perform with the box blade; later this year once mowing season is over I'll remove it.
Overall, it did a great job. The implement is completely different to use vs. when it's on the Bolens. It is a 'slower' process to use it simply because it's not a hydrostatic tractor so you're always clutching and shifting but that's just the name of the game with this one. The hydraulics are a little more 'relaxed' in their response but that's alright. It was cool to have low RPMs vs. the hydrostat where you're just about at full RPM all the time. I used it around the back of our fence to pull out some ivy and it did a nice job. Lots of fun- I could do this type of thing all day. :-)
The belt needed its first adjustment.
It's been a great tractor and it's fun to try it out for a different task. It's fun owning these two very different machines.
Edited by Austen, May 13, 2017 - 11:13 PM.