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#1 coldone OFFLINE  

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Posted January 29, 2011 - 07:43 PM

The wifey wanted to extend the flower bed next to the house today. I broke out the rotary plow and the L8. This was the first time I got to use the two together. I started plowing up the bed and made about 4 passes. Hunny Bunny was watching and wanted to try, so I let her. The first row she was a little intimidated but by the time she was at the end of it she was acting like a pro. She went ahead and made several more passes and had a smile on her face when she was done. I am so proud of all 120lbs of her.


Edit: After reading the post she had to remind me that she only had to be shown once on the levers and the PTO.

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Edited by coldone, January 29, 2011 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted January 29, 2011 - 07:46 PM

Fantastic! Sounds like another member of the family on the way to Rusty Iron Addiction.

Looks like a job well done too!

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Posted January 29, 2011 - 08:00 PM

Atta Girl. That is awesome that she wanted to participate and enjoyed it. Where are yas from? Looks like you had a warmer day to enjoy.

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Posted January 29, 2011 - 08:20 PM

That's great that she is interested in that.

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Posted January 30, 2011 - 09:05 PM

Lucky You! My wife just looks at me with that "Yeah...Right" look on her face and says "That's OK, you're doing just fine!"

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 09:04 AM

You're a Lucky Guy, she looks like a Pro allready! That Gravely Rotary Plow is incredible, rips up the earth like an eggbeater! It's the one implement that i wish David Bradley would of made.
I kinda think the reason why most of us give our tractors Girls Names is just so we can think we have some female companionship while we're working! Great Pics & tractor, thanks for sharing.

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Posted February 18, 2011 - 08:20 AM

COLDONE, good pics of great gal and great machine. As a young man I made good summer money running a Gravely with one of the rotary plows. Tilled a lot of large gardens.

Had a guy about two years ago tell me he tried to plow garden with his Dad"s rotary, and it dam near got him down. I went over to look at it, he didn't realize that it had a set of gauge wheels that he did not know to put on. He was trying to use it without them.

Question: is there any difference in the gearbox mounting between say the L8 and the later, newer machines?I have a gear box and plow, but I would like a later model machine. And a sulkey !!!!!

Thanks for pics, and would like to see more.

Regards, George

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Posted February 18, 2011 - 12:18 PM

George,
I am no gravely expert by any means, I only have 2 of them and thats the only two I have seen personally. It is my understanding that any of the bolt on implements that have the 4 bolts will fit any gravely walkbehind as long as the tractor is not outfitted with the "Quickhitch". The Quick hitch can be identified by its long horn/cone out front of the machine. The machines that have the kohlers, briggs should be able to handle your plow. If you want to go high tech, get a rider with the front mount and use any of the implements you have.

Hope this helps

I would get more pics but i am usually using the L8 myself while she is keeping the kids entertained. They are still knda on the smallish side to be around these things.

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Posted February 18, 2011 - 12:30 PM

COLDONE, good pics of great gal and great machine. As a young man I made good summer money running a Gravely with one of the rotary plows. Tilled a lot of large gardens.

Had a guy about two years ago tell me he tried to plow garden with his Dad"s rotary, and it dam near got him down. I went over to look at it, he didn't realize that it had a set of gauge wheels that he did not know to put on. He was trying to use it without them.

Question: is there any difference in the gearbox mounting between say the L8 and the later, newer machines?I have a gear box and plow, but I would like a later model machine. And a sulkey !!!!!

Thanks for pics, and would like to see more.

Regards, George


George, I found a couple rotary plows at a small engine repair shop this. Do you ned one, they appear to be in great shape. I will try to buy them, if I can.

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 10:34 AM

The wifey wanted to extend the flower bed next to the house today. I broke out the rotary plow and the L8. This was the first time I got to use the two together. I started plowing up the bed and made about 4 passes. Hunny Bunny was watching and wanted to try, so I let her. The first row she was a little intimidated but by the time she was at the end of it she was acting like a pro. She went ahead and made several more passes and had a smile on her face when she was done. I am so proud of all 120lbs of her.

Edit: After reading the post she had to remind me that she only had to be shown once on the levers and the PTO.


Great looking machine. I have a 65 L8 with the same set up but have not had a need to use it. May just rip up a patch to see it work.

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 06:07 PM

there is no need to have a need. Plow it and they will come and plant it. Have fun :D

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 07:26 PM

Wow, your wife lets you tell how much she weighs and plays with your toys? Does she have a single sister?? lol




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