Been out tinkering. We have snow forecast for tomorrow night (just an inch or 2), so I fired up the MF1100 & put her under roof, letting her run a while to fully charge the battery. Then I started the MF283 & took down to the shop for greasing. This is the one of the two 283's my cousin brought over, and this one we bought from him. Soon as I get in better working order, I need to take the 3pt arms off the burned MF175 to put on this tractor. It never had 3pt lift as it had a boom mower on it it's former life as an interstate highway mowing machine. I started taking the arms off the burnt tractor, but then the milk truck came, and the driver talked to me so long I was kinda ready to come in a while.
Later I went out to check all my Ridgid drill batteries and found my charger wouldn't come on. It was covered, but wind blew cover off, and must have gotten too much moisture in it. It's under warranty, but I carefully took it apart & cleaned out all dirt & dried the board off. She's now charging fine as I type.
I also fed out 2 more rolls of hay. That's about it for me out today. I was out over 2, maybe 3 hours and felt great!