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#1 johndeereelfman OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2014 - 06:32 PM

I couldn't stand the over growth in the front flower bed anymore, and decided that some things must go. Eventually, all of the bushes, the holy tree, the railroad ties, and the sidewalk steps with the railing will be removed, and a new smaller flower bed with updated shrubbery will be replaced. Will also be adding a few brick paver sidewalks as well.

 

While working, some of the shrub roots just wouldn't come out using the shovel, so I decide to use more drastic measures, like getting the '64 110 out. It took a couple pulls, but the roots finally left go. My wife isn't crazy over the black tire marks on the sidewalk, but she should be grateful that I didn't get the Clorox bottle out, and really spin the tires off.  :D

 

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It's times like this when I wish I still had the farm tractor.  :wallbanging:


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 07:18 PM

I made a hookup for a friend on his tractor so he could hook low near center of his tractor. I've been on the seat when I pulled a big wheelie and nearly went over pulling from the back. I"ve also, as a Firefighter EMT responded to bad accidents on farms and such for tractors comming over backwards on the operators.

Looks like you had fun.  Good job.                                                                                             Roger.


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 07:54 PM

That's got the job done. It takes a surprising amount of force to pull roots out. Don't you all remember the Americans Funniest Home Videos show where the guy tried to pull up a small shrub with a chain hooked to about a 72 Impalas rear bumper. Result was the bumper flying off the car and the shrub didn't budge. 


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 07:55 PM

Elfman, who's house was this? Were they home???


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 08:11 PM

Elfman, who's house was this? Were they home???

Ahh, you picked up on that. I thought I'd practice on the house next door, until I had things perfected. They just bought a trailer down by the bay, so I was taking advantage of a good opportunity while they were gone. Now I'll start working on my house!  :smilewink:


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 08:22 PM

You need the BlueOx for a job like that.

 

 

 

Looks like you had a blast though.


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 08:36 PM

Looks cool i was pulling some down trees with my 110 the other day,  I think the 110 is the best pulling plowing jd ive had so far other than the hyrdostats but it would out pull my 210 214 by alot without wheel weight and with wheel weight it does great

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Posted May 02, 2014 - 08:49 PM

Looks cool i was pulling some down trees with my 110 the other day,  I think the 110 is the best pulling plowing jd ive had so far other than the hyrdostats but it would out pull my 210 214 by alot without wheel weight and with wheel weight it does great

The '67 looks good! Can't beat these old work horses.  :thumbs:


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 09:07 PM

Troy I just love that look of determination in the one pic were you are pulling on the roots.And then I saw your T shirt and that just made me laugh out load {We need to get you a tougher attire for times like these  :smilewink:


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 09:18 PM

And then I saw your T shirt and that just made me laugh out load {We need to get you a tougher attire for times like these  :smilewink:

 

What, you don't think my Mario Brothers T-shirt is manly enough for pulling shrubs? I guess you're right Kenny. Next time I be sure to where my GTtalk shirt.

 

As for the look of determination, I believe that look was due to seeing the next door neighbor coming home, and me being caught in their flower bed!  :D



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Posted May 02, 2014 - 09:34 PM

Troy, Why didn't you use your 4 Wheel Drive John Deere. You still have it don't you?

 

 

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Seriously, Shrubs are the hardest things I've ever had to try and pull out of the ground.


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 10:11 PM

Yep thanks i am planning on getting some go pro footage plowing with the 110  going to mount it on the fender or under the seat looking back i got about and acre and a half i have to plow


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Good to see you getting some seat time instead of trowel and sanding block time.
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Posted May 03, 2014 - 04:21 AM

Glad you are getting in good practice for your house!


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Posted May 03, 2014 - 07:32 PM

Troy, Why didn't you use your 4 Wheel Drive John Deere. You still have it don't you?

 

 

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Seriously, Shrubs are the hardest things I've ever had to try and pull out of the ground.

 

No Brian, don't have it anymore. I left my wife take it for groceries one night, and while in the parking lot.......well, let's just say it wasn't pretty!  :smilewink:


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