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#1 BTS OFFLINE  

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 08:37 PM

I spent all day today on the Kubota, started out with the disk but I couldn't get the straw worked in the garden. I then stuck on the rough mower and mowed the straw. It worked really well, it chopped it fairly fine and I'm now hoping it will work in better. Going to try plowing tomorrow, I guess I will see what will happen.

 

After that, I went and mowed the ditch from our farm down to the corner, which is a 1/4 mile. I was wanting to mow the ditch because it was really tall grass and weeds (weeds were 8' tall). I am hoping with the weeds/grass gone, the road won't drift with snow as bad. It took about 6 or so passes to get it all mowed with the 4' mower, after I finished I pulled out into the road to head back to the house, I noticed the 3-pt wouldn't lift??? I then realized I was leaving a trail of oil behind me :(.

 

I guess when I was mowing on the ditch, a hydraulic line got between the front axle and the frame. When I pulled out onto the road, the hose was crushed between the axle and frame. I called my brother and he brought over the pickup and towed me back the the farm. The sad part was, the hydraulic hose was new, I guess I will just have it spliced back together and make sure it's tied back! :wallbanging:

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 09:03 PM

Blown hoses suck. When I had my ariens I had a brand new hose get chewed up in the shaft. I was angry. I had just put it together and refilled it. Luckily I just grab the hoses I need at work.
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Posted November 08, 2015 - 09:29 PM

It's too bad you didn't get those weeds mowed before they went to seed.

The hose is a bummer but not that expensive to repair. 


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 12:06 AM

It's too bad you didn't get those weeds mowed before they went to seed.

The hose is a bummer but not that expensive to repair. 

 

Not that expensive but a hassle, I hate messing with hydraulic hoses, they are always a mess not to mention the ground contamination.

 

I didn't mow the weeds sooner because they are in the neighbors bean field, he sprayed the pig weeds and wild sunflowers 3 times this year and it didn't even make them wilt. I don't care if they come back, it's not my land, I just don't want the snow to drift up like it does every year.


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 08:23 AM

Not to be critical but;   "I don't care if they come back, it's not my land".   Yet your worried about a little string oil on the gravel road?



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Posted November 09, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Life on the farm, nice pics, thanks for posting, good luck with the fix


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 07:30 PM

Not to be critical but; "I don't care if they come back, it's not my land". Yet your worried about a little string oil on the gravel road?

Grass growing back or not has nothing to do with the oil polluting the ground... That is the concern... Environment.
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Posted November 09, 2015 - 08:23 PM

Sorry to hear you had to be towed in, has happened to most of us at one point or another.
Hope the hose doesn't set you back to far.
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Posted November 09, 2015 - 08:47 PM

Grass growing back or not has nothing to do with the oil polluting the ground... That is the concern... Environment.


You can't accidentally lose enough oil in your lifetime overcome nature's ability to overcome it. But like you, I don't like make a mess either.
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Posted November 10, 2015 - 12:11 AM

Got it patched and I added 2 1/2 gallons of oil to it. I got my BRAND NEW manure spreader out for a test drive, it holds around 6 to 7 kubota loader buckets of manure, it seems to spread nice and it's kinda fun to play with. I think I need to make a couple adjustments on it, but I am happy with it so far. Now I need to give it a coat of paint!

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Posted November 10, 2015 - 12:12 AM

Grass growing back or not has nothing to do with the oil polluting the ground... That is the concern... Environment.

 

:iagree:


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 02:29 PM

If you spill the oil where the grass you don't want growing back is, it might help!


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