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#1 broken2 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2011 - 10:39 PM

Last year I saw some town workers widening the road in my town and asked them if they needed a place to dump because I needed some fill. I signed a waiver and they started dumping on my property. I lost count at about 26 loads. My driveway used to be narrow with a large drop off on one side, 4ft drop at the beginning and 8-10ft at the end. I was able to widen it about 12ft. and make a it a gradual slope on the side. The town has started digging again this year and dumped 6 more loads friday and they said I can expect 10 more tomorrow. It has given my little Yanmar quite a workout. It is about a 1980, 15hp 2 cylinder diesel 4x4. The direct injected yanmars are known for there loud diesel knocking that has earned them the nickname "yammer-hammers" The first time I heard it run I thought it was going to throw a rod. It sounds like woody woodpecker on crack. Despite there knocking they are very tough engines and tractors. I bought it 3 years ago for $2000. with a 38" 3pt tiller. The loader had cracked welds, the pivots were loose and the bucket had a big rip in it. I made all new pivots & pins, fixed and reinforced the loader frame, fixed the rip in the bucket and put a new cutting edge on it. Now it just needs a good paint job, it looks like a dirty, rusty booger. Here's some pics of it working today.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 06:31 AM

That's a Great Piece of Equipment. Sure looks like She earns her keep.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 07:03 AM

Looks like a real workhorse! How much does she weigh?

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 07:16 AM

Now that's putting one to work. Good job. Thanks for the pics.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 07:38 AM

Very nice pics and great job at working the tractor and getting her back in to working shape. It is funny seeing some of the adjectives you used to describe stuff in that post after meeting you LOL.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 03:57 AM

My brother has that same tractor, but in 2WD. Great tractors! His hasn't a loader, but I know he'd love to have one. That thing is doing some muscle work!

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Posted May 07, 2011 - 07:12 AM

Yanmar is a poor mans Johndeere , they are great machines and they use very little fuel . Can't wait to see some pictures when its painted

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Posted May 07, 2011 - 08:00 AM

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Posted May 07, 2011 - 07:42 PM

broken2: That looks like areal beast of a tractor! That is kind of a "booger" green though isn't it LOL!

fordgmc: Wow that's nice! I'd really love to have something like that in my driveway! I think you need to knock the shine off of it though LOL, Maybe throw a little mud on the tires too!
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Posted May 07, 2011 - 09:35 PM

I don't have any recent pictures of my cub yanmar , as these are from 2009 . This tractor has been a real asset to me. I bought land in Perry county PA to build my house . I skided out 3 triaxle logging truck loads of logs aprx. 240 logs . I dug my footers the ditch for my eletric and water lines . Got my house done other than some landscaping in jan but did not move in because of deploying to Iraq in Feb . I have about 9 months till I will be home and about 9 years worth of projectshouse_painted_door.jpg

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Posted May 07, 2011 - 10:55 PM

that is a nice lookin home. im lovin the foundation stonework. :good_job:

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 12:36 AM

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 12:45 AM

That is a very nice looking home. Here's wishing a safe return to enjoy it. Thank you.
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