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#1 Tennblue59 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 10:11 AM

Since this is predominately a LG forum, how many of you have "big iron"as well?

We have a Deere 2320 (that has a midmount mower on it) that does most of the field and open area grass cutting, and all the tilling and heavy lifting.

But we also have LG stuff that we use to cut around the house, between the trees and under low hanging branches (where the ROPS on the 2320 gets hung up).

It's aso nice to have the wife on the tractor cutting the fields while I do the yard and places the tractor won't go - cuts down our mowing time (about 10 acres).

But there are a lot of tasks that I prefer to use the smaller LG tractor for...

So if you have both, which gets used more? And which would you rather be on?

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 06:23 PM

Not yet. Like you I have a fairly large hobby farm(8.9 acres) and 1/4 mile of lane to maintain. I have two garden tractors and have gotten by this summer.
But there are a number of projects that I have to do that are a bit on the heavy side for my garden tractors. So while I would not give them up, I'm looking for a compact tractor as well.

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 06:39 PM

I have a yanmar 187D with fel to use on my land - bushhogging, scraping roads, etc. I have also used the Yanmar 146 to mow down there as well. Easier to load on my trailer and still be able to take my golfcart (with boomless sprayer attached) when I am doing more mowing and knocking down the growth.

I use the gt/lawn mowers for my home. I have recently purchased sear implements and plan on using them next spring. Like many here I like anything with a motor on it :-)

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:15 AM

I hope to get a CUT within a year. We have 7 acres and a CUT would make it a lot easier to take care of some things.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 08:09 AM

I grew up farming with Oliver equipment. I guess you could call an Oliver 550 a compact tractor. I also have a 1948 Oliver 70 and there is an 88 and an 1800 on the farm that's still being used. Someday they'll be in my barn too. Gary

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 04:46 PM

I grew up on JD's, so I stick with them! Currently own a L/60 Custom (modified 60 Lawn Tractor), 317 Special, 314 original, 420 Garden tractor, F525 mower & a 790 Compact w/ loader. Just depends on the job at hand, I use the 790 mostly for loader work & farm mowing. 420 mainly used for plowing gardens & snow pushing. 314 for general use around the 1-1/2 acre yard. F525 mows the yard. The other two are primarily show tractors. ~~ grnspot

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 04:54 PM

JD-B, 454 Ihc., 830 case, among others that come and go. Your 550 is the longest run Oliver design, has the engine that started in the super 66. They are among my favorite utility tractors. My family used all Oliver equipt. , so I really like them! Oliver had warehouses in Harrisburg& York I think. I am still trying to get the Super 66 my grandfather bought new, It would look great attached to my Oliver Iron Age orchard sprayer built in PA! Shawn

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:02 PM

I also have a 2320 with a loader and front blade/hitch for plowing snow. The 2320 is a much larger and more refined tractor than the 314. I want the smaller tractor for grooming my trails and for my wife to use around the house where the 2320 is a lot harder for her to maneuver.

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 03:39 AM

I started off collecting and using GTs, but as time has gone on I have more and more large equipment. Have a few compacts and a larger tractor. Mowers from 3' to 9'.
I use the biggest tractor most, and it is my preferred machine to use. Nice warm dry cab, cd player etc. Best thing of all, its QUIET!

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 04:50 AM

I have 10 GTs, i LT, and a full sized Ford 6640 four wheel drive with cab and front end loader.Also have a two wheel Gravely L.

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 06:59 AM

I have a Massey 1010 SCUT, MF Super 90, MF 175, MF285, MF1100, MF1130, MF2705, and a pair of MF2745's. Also my Grampa's Minneapolis Moline "Avery" model.

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 04:43 PM

I have a Massey 1010 SCUT, MF Super 90, MF 175, MF285, MF1100, MF1130, MF2705, and a pair of MF2745's. Also my Grampa's Minniapolis Moline "Avery" model.


How about some picks of the MM "Avery"? I used to have a 1948 model "V" Avery that I plowed gardens with around town in the 70's. It had a little 4 cylinder Hercules engine & hand lift ( my shoulders wouldn't handle that anymore)! ~~ grnspot

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 05:16 PM

How about some picks of the MM "Avery"? I used to have a 1948 model "V" Avery that I plowed gardens with around town in the 70's. It had a little 4 cylinder Hercules engine & hand lift ( my shoulders wouldn't handle that anymore)! ~~ grnspot


This one has the Hercules engine also.

Here's my Grandpa back around 1956 with the MM. Grandpa passed on in 1973.

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Here's my Dad refurbishing the old girl. He did the mechanics....I did the paint.

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Here she is in her new glory.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 06:41 PM

That's a nice machine! Grnspot had the V, You have the BF/R and the first tractor I ran was an Avery Model A. When my parents bought an acreage in 1964, the previous owner of the property gave dad a Model A Avery. Dad hung a Ford sickle mower on it and did custom mowing. The next year we put in 4 acres of sweetcorn on a neighbors ground and my brothers and I sold it at a roadside stand.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 09:22 PM

Looks great Daniel!!! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

That's a nice machine! Grnspot had the V, You have the BF/R and the first tractor I ran was an Avery Model A. When my parents bought an acreage in 1964, the previous owner of the property gave dad a Model A Avery. Dad hung a Ford sickle mower on it and did custom mowing. The next year we put in 4 acres of sweetcorn on a neighbors ground and my brothers and I sold it at a roadside stand.


At the time I had the "V", there was an older man in town that let me use his garden spot. He and his brother had a single front wheeled "A" the they had made a rotary belly mower for that he mowed his large yard with. The thing I remember most about it was the hydraulic system they had made, the return line was a street elbow screwed into the top of the transmission! They were small-town machinists by trade. ~~ grnspot




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