Next was the stump, I got out my new (to me) Bush Hog with the loader. I was able to lift the stump, but just barely because I did not have enough counter weight. I tried to drive the stump to my brush pile, but I could not get enough traction because the rear tires were barely touching the ground. I was able to talk my wife into sitting on the fender and with the extra few pounds I was able to move the stump to the driveway. When I got to the end of the driveway my wife said that she had to go.
The rest of the trek was down hill to the woods, so I figured, this will be no problem. I started down the hill, the tractor started picking up speed, I started to move the hydro back, but it did not slow down, I put the hydro in full reverse and it still did not slow down. Then I started to look for a good place to stuff it without hitting a tree in the woods. The bucket bounced off of the ground a few times slowing me down and as the hill started to level off the tractor started to slow. Just before the woods it stopped. At that point I finally realized the reason I raced down the hill had nothing to do with the hydro, it had to do with traction, and I looked back up the hill and saw the skid marks in the grass as the rear tire slid the whole way down. I said to myself, Boy that was stupid, what was I thinking? :confuse:
The bush hog was only able to move the stump to the edge to the woods, 100 feet shy of my brush pile. I got the MF-12 out and hooked my tow strap from the stump to the hitch. I did not really think the MF-12 would drag such a heavy stump, but the Ags dug in and churned the dirt and drug it to the pile like a puller hooked to the sled. What a beast that little 12 is…. :smile1:
Edited by tweidman, August 30, 2011 - 01:58 PM.