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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted May 24, 2016 - 09:47 PM

Suddenly I have became a hydro fan. I was always a gear drive kinda guy,simple setup,low maintenance. Suddenly (it seems) my favorite tractor to drive these days is a sweet running and driving hydro/hydro lift tractor......Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks...... :smilewink:


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Posted May 24, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Next you will want air-conditioning in your vehicles. :smilewink:  


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Posted May 24, 2016 - 10:18 PM

Next you will want air-conditioning in your vehicles. :smilewink:  

You know Chris I have been thinking about that too.... :D


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Posted May 24, 2016 - 10:43 PM

A good way to tell if your getting old is to fall down in front of a bunch of teenagers, if they laugh your young, if they look panicked and come running over to see if your OK then your old

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 12:08 AM

I came to the same conclusion a few years ago with my Bolens 1250. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted May 25, 2016 - 12:11 AM

I have had a few of the 1250's over the years. The foot control on those is nice.


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 03:21 AM

That's why I built Alice with the Ford foot control setup.


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 03:31 AM

i guess i'm in the old catagory too, always had clutch type mowers then when i bought the JD with a hydro in it i wondered why i put up with the clutch all those years...now the idea of an air conditioned cab sounds real good  ....lol


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 06:41 AM

A good way to tell if your getting old is to fall down in front of a bunch of teenagers, if they laugh your young, if they look panicked and come running over to see if your OK then your old

:smilewink: :thumbs: :rolling:

 

I must still be young, my boy and his buddies always laugh at me when I do something stupid like that, usually the will give me an extra kick when I'm down :wallbanging:  :D  :D


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 07:36 AM

I was using my 64 landlord for snow plowing but soon became weary of the manual lift ,on to the case 155 hydraulic now my main workhorse.


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 08:19 AM

I have one manual tractor, a 2004 Murray one of the last of their garden tractors in this country, with a Peerless 820-037. I use it strictly for towing type work, it's not bad, but I like my others with hydros, and if I keep this one, it may well get one also.


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 09:40 AM

Suddenly I have became a hydro fan. I was always a gear drive kinda guy,simple setup,low maintenance. Suddenly (it seems) my favorite tractor to drive these days is a sweet running and driving hydro/hydro lift tractor......Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks...... :smilewink:

I worked a big 70's era Sears for many years. Mowed in summer and blew snow in winter. It was nothing more than a tool that I cussed at and managed to keep running. Then I fell into an old Bolens with foot controlled hydro, shaft driven implements, and power lift. No more shifting gears and pulling the Armstrong lift lever! Snow removal time was cut by 2 thirds. A passion was born and quickly grew...  Paul


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 12:09 PM

I'm still young and stupid, I enjoy using gear drive for almost everything I come across. Manual lift is ok, gets kinda boring after a while.

The other day I was doing lots of transport work on the john deere 300, running from the neighbors yard, down the highway to my yard, up the driveway (half way across the property) to the manure pile... That hydro was nice! John deere is making me a softy...

Although... If I had the Moto Mower axle seals fixed and the new tires mounted I would have used it, I love the 3 speed for transport. I have learned how to shift on the fly with it... I put the clutch in until I can feel the brake engage a touch, shift to next gear... No grinding.

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 04:15 PM

I am sure that the hydraulic lift is something I would enjoy with the heavier implements, but I did see an idea on here for a counter weight type lift assist that I plan to build. I have never tried a foot controlled hydro. I am not sure that I would like having to have my foot on the pedal all the time, particularly on uneven ground  like the garden (my lawn isn't exactly a golf course either).

 

Jim


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 09:41 PM

I search far and wide for a manual transmission in both my pickup and any tractor or equipment i own. I don't like a slushbox in any thing. Only reason we have one in the Explorer is because the wife drives it 99% of the time.

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