Man, I love my Troy-bilt!
Posted May 01, 2011 - 06:07 PM
So, I pushed around about 10 wheel barrow loads of compost and aged chicken manure from the hen house with the dozer blade, and tilled it all in. Typical New England spring time... The largest "new" rock found was about the size of a 2 liter bottle!
I had been a bit disappointed in my compost bin. It was a tossed together effort of three pallets and I kinda stopped turning it. Mainly hen house bedding and household scraps. I really did not turn it, and had even taken down the pallets. With the dozer blade on, I was planning to just smooth out the pile that looked like a huge pile of shavings. Well, well... under that outer layer was, gasp, COMPOST!!
Now I need to make a little bit better compost bin!
Here's to things built in an era where quality mattered!
Maybe I should get around to painting that blade, Eh?
Posted May 01, 2011 - 06:29 PM
Those troy built's are great machines
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The only thing she needs is the seal at the fwd/rev shifter shaft replaced. It has a fair leak when it sits for a long time. But then again, the seal is also 30 years old as well! Even the tires are original, although tubed and showing a fair bit of dry rot.
Posted May 02, 2011 - 12:11 PM
I could not find a used Horse, so bought a new Super Bronco CRT this year, and really like it.
But it's not a Horse(which I've wanted since the early 80's) so I'm still looking, I can use both on my place.
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PS, the above photo shows the bracket in the "build stage" The "A" frame came with the plow, but the bracket that stays on the push bar had to be hand made. I beefed it up a little over the original design.
Posted May 02, 2011 - 11:25 PM
I love my Horse, too! Mine doesn't have the guard on the front, though. I came across a blade recently for $40 (might still go get it), but not having the guard to mount it on, I didn't pursue it.
You know.... there is one on e-bay right now.
Troy Bilt Tiller Bumper/ Brush Guard Horse model | eBay
No, there are two of them.