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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted September 13, 2015 - 08:47 PM

The backhoe hasn't run in years, all it needed so far was a couple of hydraulic hoses (more to come, I'm certain) some gas, and a battery.

Mom and Dad bought this in 1976 from a guy who did septic systems. They needed a way to tile the fields at the farm.

This thing was bought new by the Septic installer in 1957, put in untold numbers of septic systems for 19 years, then tiled thousands of feet of less than flat farm country... mingling in a few livestock burials

The brakes are sketchy, the pivots have "some" slop, but its such a nice tool to have.
I'm taking the rocks in the video and using them as a retaining wall at the house ditch. Some of the really big ones are being used to mark around a wet area boundary so the farmer using the land doesn't bury a tractor. Either way, I won't have to hit them with the brush hog any more.


Here is a picture of the unit taking a big rock out. About all the old girl had.
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A video of me taking out a little one


A side view
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a ride along


And a video of me getting the old girl unstuck using all "necessary safety precautions"... :wallbanging:

(I didn't have a helper today to run the tractor to help pull me out... had to be a one man band)
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Posted September 13, 2015 - 09:29 PM

Great job Alan, glad you got going finally, and backhoe earning its keep. :thumbs:
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Posted September 13, 2015 - 11:39 PM

That was great! Can't beat the old equipment. glad you where able to revive her and have some fun.

 

Is it me, or does the Sears look like it is waiting for a turn lol. :D


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Posted September 14, 2015 - 04:12 AM

That's a handy machine but I can't imagine laying field tile with a backhoe..Gawd it would take forever! Guess it beats hand bombing the trenches...

I layed field tile 40 years ago with a huge auger machine, a laser level guided the auger. That was the worst job I ever had,,,next to hauling gravel.


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Posted September 14, 2015 - 06:30 AM

That was great! Can't beat the old equipment. glad you where able to revive her and have some fun.
 
Is it me, or does the Sears look like it is waiting for a turn lol. :D


I have been using the Roper to push the rocks into the bucket
Trying to get the rocks into the front bucket on the loader without something to push against is like putting a pill on the counter and trying to get it in a spoon.
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