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#16 farmerall OFFLINE  

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Posted December 05, 2014 - 07:11 PM

My favorite tractor is my Bolens 1050. It's my favorite because it's reliable and has never let me down. It can sit for 6 months without being run and still fire right up with no problems, it's also a beast of a tractor and can do a lot considering it's only 10hp.

I don't have a set go to tractor. Normally if I need a tractor I'll go to the shed and take out the one closest to the door, depending on what task I need done. Also most times I only have 3-4 tractors out of 10+ that are turn key and ready to go.
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Posted December 05, 2014 - 07:14 PM

For mowing and leaf pick up I like my 03 toro xt, its comfortable, quite, foot hydro and has a 16" turn radius.

For the snow the ol' WH C160 get the nod,its old school Wheel horse at its best, and the heavy stuff and grading its the 520XI with a FEL and 3PT

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Posted December 05, 2014 - 07:40 PM

Because I have my tractors set up for specific uses, I have to include 3.  

 

For plowing, rear pto, & other 3 point work, Hogzilla is my go to tractor.  My main reason is because it's diesel.  I have a few others with 3 point, but this one I have built for my specific wants.  

 

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For mowing duty, it's my John Deere 430.  Deck stays on this one.  Again, diesel makes it for me.

 

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For digging, loading, & cleaning calf stalls, it's my Massey "1655D".   I also converted it to Yanmar 16hp diesel.

 

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Not sure if you noticed, but I prefer diesel!  :smilewink:

 


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 07:42 PM

The one I use the most is the 70-70 I:  HPIM2673.JPG

 

It's easy on/easy off, just walk up, swing a leg over the seat back & sit down!  It's my main towing tractor.


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 08:23 PM

A go to tractor??? Well to most peoples surprise it would be my Sears Suburban "600". I like to plow and this unit plows circles around most other things I've owned. Also theres the cultivator factor, of which I have several different setups to go between, over and with a lot of different sweeps and shovels. Then there's the raw power of a dual wheeled tractor to push dirt around. or with duals you have built on row markers for seeding. You can also grab up a disc or a harrow and play with that. I like it so much that my son got one, and we plow together once in a while .

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If I have to go with a back up tractor then I would have to be one of the DB walkers. Don't have a fav really in these as they are about the same one to the next, and you get a wide choice of attachments.

 

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Posted December 05, 2014 - 08:45 PM

The main workhorse around this place is my Gravely 5260.  Its my buddy.  :thumbs:

 

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It gets to push tractors around, pull tractors around, mow grass, move snow, and be a general powerful helping hand.  Its amazing how much that Gravely can do. 

 

I'm also fond of my Wagner 700A Little Giant.  But I think the Gravely still holds the top of the list. 

 

Ben W.

 

 


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 08:56 PM


Because I have my tractors set up for specific uses, I have to include 3.

For plowing, rear pto, & other 3 point work, Hogzilla is my go to tractor. My main reason is because it's diesel. I have a few others with 3 point, but this one I have built for my specific wants.

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For mowing duty, it's my John Deere 430. Deck stays on this one. Again, diesel makes it for me.

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For digging, loading, & cleaning calf stalls, it's my Massey "1655D". I also converted it to Yanmar 16hp diesel.



Not sure if you noticed, but I prefer diesel! :smilewink:



Yea I prefer Diesel as well,but as hard as I tried,I couldn't fit a D1105e in the Franken Tractor..I did try though...
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Posted December 05, 2014 - 09:26 PM

Up here, I like my MF1650 as my go to. It always fires, even in the

dead of winter. The foot pedal hydro is nice too. It does snow blowing

duty, and is always towing or dragging something around when there's no snow.

One of these days I'm going to give it the TLC it deserves, and spruce it up.

 

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Posted December 05, 2014 - 09:49 PM

I have to say, this Massey 12 I pulled from the dump and resurrected with a new engine is my favorite tractor.   It is a very enjoyable machine for me to operate, and gives a great cut.  Re-powered with a HF Predator engine, it cranks in all weather with plenty of power and does pretty good with gas usage.  Looking over the hood with the stack is a very nostalgic experience, who cares if the tractor I grew up with was larger both physically and proportionately.

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But as much as I enjoy the Massey, my go-to tractor and second favorite is my first GT and first Gravely.  Purchased used in '93 or 94 with 30 years already on the clock, I went over it, had the engine rebuilt with a sleeve and a new paint job.  There is no job I've tackled that this tractor can't perform and do a superb job with.  Tough, rugged, versatile, it plows, cuts brush and trees, moves dirt and snow, cultivates and can do more on a gallon of gas than I can stand and is compact enough to load two on a 4x8 trailer.downsize8.jpg GE 050.JPG


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 10:19 PM

The Bush Hog JBI would be my "go to" tractor. With the forks I can pick up the heavy stuff. It always cranks and can pull/drag pretty much any thing I need to move.

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Posted December 05, 2014 - 10:38 PM

For a go to tractor, it would have to be my 1966 110. It's the first tractor I bought, and has always been dependable throughout the years. However, around here, the only use for my tractor is for removing snow, either with the blade or the snowthrower. Oh, and sometimes for pulling the neighborhood ladies around the block on a sled:

 

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As for a favorite, that's tough. However, I guess I would have to choose my 1966 112H due to there not being many around. It's restored and will never see a working day again, or at least while I own it:

 

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Posted December 05, 2014 - 10:40 PM

One of these days I'm going to give it the TLC it deserves, and spruce it up.

 

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Because, (obviously?) it's falling apart right in front of our eyes? What year model is that one? 2007? '08?


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Posted December 05, 2014 - 10:54 PM

My favorite is an electric tractor.

 

My goto tractor.

Massey MF10 it is usually ready to do what it can. I set it up with a sleeve hitch, use it with different sleeve hitch attachments and have taken it to 2 different plow days.

 

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After I fixed it up

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With a plow on it

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Posted December 05, 2014 - 11:34 PM

By the way, George, this was a great topic for a thread.  :thumbs: I'm enjoying this one.

 

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Posted December 06, 2014 - 01:08 AM

This year I got a new go to garden tractor, which has taken pressure off of two tractors. I don't need much for my go to garden tractor as most of its tasks are pull this from here to there. I no longer have to use the too light Toro (a personal favorite) I know is too light, but actually started, which the first choice, the Crartsman GT6000 I made really useful and heavy didn't start. Anyway, my go to GT is this 1967 Cub Cadet 102. The tires are loaded, the seat is comfy, the engine starts and runs good, and it is set up with a custom built hitch to allow me to move my utility trailers around the yard/driveway. If I need something for plowing I use the Farmall Cub. Hope to next year have the Farmall 140 set up with the loader for lifting.

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