We are now taking nominations for featured tractor of the month for August 2011. The theme for this month is "Your Favorite Implement". While your nomination is for the tractor, the focus is on your favorite implement. So post em up and tell us about your tractor and your favorite implement and why you like that implement so much.
I also can't emphasize enough to please provide at least 2 paragraphs for the description of you tractor. Your tractor is going to be featured on the front page of GTtalk, this is your chance to shine and let everyone know about your tractor.
Here are the rules:
Tractor being nominated must not have been a featured in the last 12 months.
Please give at least a two paragraph description to tell us about your tractor.
You need 2 photos attached to your post as attachments, not linked from another site, the year make and model, and a brief description of your history with the tractor and what you use it for most.
We will accept up to 15 nominations, this thread will be closed after the 15th nomination. Once 15 nominations are made we will start a new thread for the voting. Voting will run to the end of the current month and on the 1st of the following month the winner will be featured on the GTtalk Home Page and in our Featured Tractors section.
Rules subject to change to better work for everyone. Good luck!
Hey, George, got a question? In the first post, it says " We will accept up to 15 nominations, this thread will close after 10 nominations". How you going to get up to 15 if you close it after 10?
I have no idea what you are talking about.......
Thanks for pointing it out, I fixed it. We originally had it set that we were only going to do 10 nominations a month but with the interest we get some months it worked out better to extend it to 15 and I missed one LOL
I want to nominate Massey 1855 with FEL. I hadn't planned to enter anything in this month's competition, but after all the work I've done on the silage pit with my front end loader, I thought it only right to enter it into this month's voting.
So I enter my "built from scratch" FEL. I built it from complete scratch in 2005, onto a modified Massey 1650 chassis. I originally had a single bucket tilt cylinder, but a few years later, I changed it to twin tilt cylinders for more tilt power. Here are pictures of it's 6yrs of evolving. It is truly a workhorse here on my farm, from mucking out calf stalls, to serious dirt work where larger equipment just won't fit or work right for the job.
The lift cylinders are off a New Idea hay roller, which I had to shorten the body & ram to fit. The tilt cylinders I got from TSC. Hoses I sourced off ebay cheap by placing low bids untill I finally scored a pile of them. The fittings cost me more than the hoses!
Just after adding the twin tilt cylinders, I built a "quick attach" system to make switching from bucket to manure forks a 20 second job.
Just this past few weeks, I've used this little loader to scrape the angle in the dirt of our silage pit to create the lean for our new silage pit's huge concrete block walls.
I also used it to pull up the busted concrete in our other 2 pits to pour concrete patches into. The end result pics are in my memory stick, which my daughter has at the moment, so will add later.
I also clean the calf stalls with this loader.
This loader is sure a back saver for many many uses!
And as you can see, the FEL is now mounted to a Massey 1655, really an 1855, being I have a B48G repower in her.
She's even been in a parade once.
And talk about lift power!
Well, no, but made for funny pic!
This morning after milking she got a good workout atop the divider wall between the 2 larger silage pits. It was covered with tires & multiple layers of old silage plastic. All this had to be removed for the fill dirt to bond to the dirt divider, and would have taken hours by hand. Took me about 30 minutes with the Massey & FEL! I didn't think of pic/video untill most had been removed, but you get the idea. I used the FEL to roll up the plastic & tires into large balls, then nudged off the left side into the unrepaired pit.
Some still pics atop the divider wall:
I could NOT get by without this attachment! I use it regularly here on my farm for truly heavy duty jobs, and makes so many jobs so much easier & SAFE(?? see above pics LOL)! Just as with any attachment though, you have to use the sense God gave you when using them.
So here is my entry for this month. I feel she earned a spot!
I know there's plenty a mean tractor with loader out there besides mine, and theirs might look good to boot! Besides, it's not about loaders per say, but any attachment. One can love a cultivator or whatever as much as I do my FEL outfit. Showyour love of your implement guys!