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#1 dyt4000 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:25 AM

I've always been an IH, Cub Cadet and Wheel Horse fan. But, I wanted something a little newer with better parts availability so I went looking for a Deere. I found a nice one not too far from me and it had only 423 hours on the clock! Best part is that it already has the 3 point hitch and rear PTO installed. One owner and he had the records so I drank the green Cool Aid and bought it. I also purchased a HeavyHitch to go on it along with the garbage can carrier. Now taking out trash is just too much fun...lol.

 

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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:34 AM

Now that's the way to do it!


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:37 AM

Very nice ride you have
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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:44 AM

What's wrong with the wheels on the can? :poke:

Just kidding, looks like the best way to take out trash I've seen in a while.
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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:51 AM

Now that's the way to do it!

 yep, Kenny, and think of all the fun we have in germany - separating the waste means more trash cans :thumbs:


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:56 AM

I've been trying to convince the wife to let me do something like this...great way to take the trash out...

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Posted October 06, 2013 - 08:12 AM

Great idea! Do you head straight for the end of the drive for drop off or do you take the scenic route? :smilewink:


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 08:30 AM

How fast does that 3 point come up? Not going to up end with garbage on your head, are ya?

 

:bigrofl: :bigrofl:

 

Very nice looking tractor, btw. Looks like a well cared for unit. Is it a newer one with the RIO ('98-2001) or is it a pre-'98, without it?



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Posted October 06, 2013 - 09:01 AM

One more to add to the list of "why I need a tractor dear"...... :thumbs:



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Posted October 06, 2013 - 11:38 AM

Thanks for all the compliments on my 425...I really like this tractor!

 

Now to some more specific replys...

 

Kitko - Believe it or not, my wife was fully on board with this! She's a keeper!

 

Pigsitter - You know it took me 20 minutes to get the can to the street...lol

 

Cat385B - I raise it up slow...no cole slaw on my head! It has the RIO. It's a 2001 so cam gear is fine.

 

James Henry - Tractors are always a need and never a want! Tell her it's like her shoes...lol

 

I was very pleased with finding it because around here you can either get a 30+ hp tractor the size of two cars or you find a riding mower...and I mean, a riding mower. I traveled 4 hours to get this puppy and I'm glad I did. Hard to find a good garden tractor in Florida...



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Posted October 06, 2013 - 12:52 PM

Neat....

 

Can you lift it high enough to dump it into the neighbors dumpster? :bigrofl:



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Posted October 06, 2013 - 02:20 PM

that is one way to get more seat time

 

good idea


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 03:22 PM

Congrats on the new tractor. That's a very nice machine. I had a 475 which was the replacement for the 425. The 3 point and PTO were options and quite pricey. I'm sure you saved a bundle by buying a lightly used and very well cared for 425. I had no idea those can carriers were available. Since the bin won't fit in my loader bucket I might have to look at one of those for the 2320. I have a long driveway and it's up hill. Enjoy! 



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Posted October 06, 2013 - 04:26 PM

Neat....

 

Can you lift it high enough to dump it into the neighbors dumpster? :bigrofl:

 

I'm afraid not...lol. Just enough to get it out to the road. The trash can in the picture is filled with an old pool liner but the front wheels never left the ground.

 

Congrats on the new tractor. That's a very nice machine. I had a 475 which was the replacement for the 425. The 3 point and PTO were options and quite pricey. I'm sure you saved a bundle by buying a lightly used and very well cared for 425. I had no idea those can carriers were available. Since the bin won't fit in my loader bucket I might have to look at one of those for the 2320. I have a long driveway and it's up hill. Enjoy! 

 

Thanks! I paid a premium price for it but with the low hours and the already installed options I felt it was worth it. Before you ask, $3300.00. But the box store mowers sell for $1499-1999.00 and they wouldn't last near as well or be as fun as this one!

 

I bought my hitch and carrier from heavyhitch.com. They have them for cat 0 and cat 1. I just ordered the sleeve hitch adapter so I'll have access to my implements I already have. I want to get his ground ripper too and run power out to my shed.



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Posted October 06, 2013 - 07:20 PM

3300$ sounds like an excellent deal to me. I had the 3 point on my 475 and it was something like 600$ for just the hitch and I did the install myself. The rear PTO is even pricier. With those 2 options you have a very versatile tractor with the power and weight to do some serious work. 






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