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#1 tractorskipper ONLINE  

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Posted November 09, 2016 - 08:43 PM

Getting them ready for a long winter's sleep.

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Posted November 10, 2016 - 12:52 AM

I'm not even close to being ready yet :(

Blower broken down and both plow tractors are hurt.1 is going to need a complete engine swap and the other needs rebuilt.No money to put into them but I'll manage some how.I always do.


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Posted November 10, 2016 - 04:44 AM

Winter arrived yesterday. We had the first snow and chaos on the Autobahn.

 

Why will you get them to a winter sleep? Every season is the right season to ride a GT or a Gator or a tractor or ...


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Posted November 10, 2016 - 07:06 AM

Yeah, that big red guy should be moving some serious snow.



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Posted November 10, 2016 - 08:14 AM

We are still in the upper 60's yet so not real concerned about finishing up putting them away.  Have wood to haul yet, going to work on the QT hydro today.  Have a couple that are done for the season and will stay where they are in the shed.  Hope I have them mouse proofed for a few weeks.  Will change the dryer sheet about ever 3 weeks or so just to be sure.


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Posted November 10, 2016 - 09:04 AM

What is that red one? I don't thing I have ever seen anything like it.


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Posted November 10, 2016 - 09:07 AM

What is that red one? I don't thing I have ever seen anything like it.

It's a Twister built by Bruce MFG.
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Posted November 10, 2016 - 09:12 AM

Got any better pics of? Would like to see more detail.



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Posted November 10, 2016 - 08:23 PM

Winter arrived yesterday. We had the first snow and chaos on the Autobahn.

 

Why will you get them to a winter sleep? Every season is the right season to ride a GT or a Gator or a tractor or ...

One of the Bolens will get a blower.

 

 

Yeah, that big red guy should be moving some serious snow.

Don't have the blade ready to go yet.  Haven't even tried to drive it in the snow, a real beast to drive.  Articulates with a mechanical steering box.  Also has a front mount mower.

 

 

Got any better pics of? Would like to see more detail.

As mentioned, a Twister by Bruce Mfg, only built for about 3 years.  They also made the Pug. Bruce was bought out by Jacobson.  I have a Jacobson UV-4 (last pic) which has the same mechanical 4X4 drive train as this Twister.  Brought this home as a pickup load of parts.

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Posted November 11, 2016 - 09:27 AM

Very nice. Thanks for the pics. One of those would be nice to mow the lanes where I hunt deer.


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Posted November 11, 2016 - 07:46 PM

I made a weight platform....does that count?

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However, i still have to...

Winterize the camper.
Cover the ac.
Get the snowblower serviced.
Winterize the zero turn.
Drain my pressure washer and take to basement.
Change belts on my 77 (its the only truck ill drive in salt, bonus points for rebuilding the carb again this year, damn ethanol)

And im sure im forgetting things, and its already the 2nd week of november.


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Posted November 22, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Winter showed up last Friday morning, about 1/4" ice pellets and 8" of snow.

Of course I wanted to go drive around in the snow but somebody naturally shut me down... No seat time in weeks, it's getting bad...

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Posted November 22, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Winter showed up last Friday morning, about 1/4" ice pellets and 8" of snow.

Of course I wanted to go drive around in the snow but somebody naturally shut me down... No seat time in weeks, it's getting bad...

Why no seat time?

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Posted November 22, 2016 - 12:06 PM

[quote name="Diesel1050" post="728769" timestamp="1479833466"]

Why no seat time?[/quote

Work and school every day, hardly enough time to look at the clock and eat a sandwich, then go take care of dads chickens, to go to work.

Weekends I have a list of chores, or my brother comes over for the weekend, work regular job Saturday, milk cows there, eat supper, sit down for 2 minutes, go to job 2 on the graveyard shift(9:00-12:00 am), Sunday I have to spend time with brother, he's usually sitting on his computer, playing some stupid game... Stepmom won't let me outside to even look at gt if brother is over or I'm burnt out from work.

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Posted November 22, 2016 - 09:59 PM

Need to get the snowblower installed on our JD GT275 this weekend and move my old 212 outside and tarp her till spring.  Undecided as to whether we will keep the 212.  The GT does everything it can do with more creature comforts.   Will be installed the integral hitch on the GT275 in the near future.  Most of my tractor chores are mowing grass and clearing snow.  With the occasional plow day thrown in, the GT275 fits the bill the best for us.  Mike and Michele T






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