How many of you own both LG and compact/utility equipment?
Posted October 17, 2011 - 11:38 PM
Anyway, when we first got the tractor, I had never been on anything bigger than a riding mower, so sitting up in the air on that tall tractor on hills seemed really scary to me for a while - I was sure the thing was gonna roll over at any moment! I was more comfortable on the GT, so used it more often.
As my confidence grew in the CUT, I use it more, now using the GT mainly where the bigger tractor won't fit, or when it is already in use. But the CUT does much more than the GT when you can use it.
Talking about older tractors, especially ones that have been family tractors, I think it would be neat to have a tractor with that kind of history attached to it! My wife grew up on an old Deere B model. The one she actually used is long gone, but I hope to be able to get her one like it that we can restore sometime.
Posted October 18, 2011 - 09:44 AM
There was actually a factory made hydraulic system for the Model A(not sure if it was Avery's or aftermarket) it was a square box that mounted on the right side of the frame. Ours did not have it but dad found one somewhere and we used it to run the cultivator. I would buy another Avery in a Heartbeat or the Moline like OldCow has. My Neighbor runs all Molines, but I have never got over to see if he Had a BF or BG sitting in the weeds yet.
Looks great Daniel!!! :thumbs:
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
TenBlue, I understand about the pucker factor on some slopes( I have one 40 ft area I drive down an go around the hill for another pass). Dad would probably go to jail for child endangerment these days? But He used to have us hang off the high side fender on those slopes? Or ride a rear blade for more weight to make it cut. Dangerous yes, but we just took it for granted.
Posted October 18, 2011 - 10:16 AM
There was actually a factory made hydraulic system for the Model A(not sure if it was Avery's or aftermarket) it was a square box that mounted on the right side of the frame.
Yes, this box housed the oil reserve, plus had the cylinder made inside it. The whole box mounted on a large pin so it could rotate just a bit as the cylinder traveled through it's arc. Our old manure scraper Avery had this system. I used to have the same kind of box mounted on my David Bradley Suburban to work my home brew 3pt lift I built for it. I used an old aircraft belt driven hydraulic pump to power it. I don't remember if it was aftermarket or not, but I can ask my brother to take a look. He has Dad's old Avery manure pusher now.
Posted October 18, 2011 - 10:51 AM
Edited by Cvans, October 18, 2011 - 12:18 PM.
Posted October 18, 2011 - 10:52 AM
Posted October 19, 2011 - 03:52 PM
Posted October 20, 2011 - 12:38 PM
A John Deere LX255 that is "supposed" to stay in the yard...
But the '68 John Deere 112 that is supposed to do all the dirtier work seems to be broke more than it's running right now.
Posted October 20, 2011 - 02:42 PM
Posted October 14, 2012 - 09:46 AM
The Bolens is just 15 hp, but is a stocky little guy. It needs some work, mainly electrical and cosmetic. Depending on how the work on it goes, it or the Homelite will be sold.
Edited by Cat385B, October 17, 2012 - 08:28 PM.
Posted October 14, 2012 - 10:53 AM
Edited by johndeereelfman, October 14, 2012 - 10:55 AM.
Posted October 17, 2012 - 08:14 PM
After doing some research I found that I could buy a 1026r for about $1000 more and it already had a 3 pt and rear PTO. JD sealed the deal by offering 0% for 60 months so I bought one with a 60" MMM and a box blade. I mow my 3+ acres with about half the fuel that the other two were using.
I also have a 318 for back up mowing. I have a quick hitch with a 54" blade and a 51 broom for this tractor and it gets used for small grading jobs, also getting the rock out of the yard in the spring. Last winter I bought half of a 3 pt for it and built the rest. I picked up a Brinly 12" plow for it and use it in the garden and also for plow days. I'm currently looking for a tiller for the 318 or the 1026r.
I also have a JD gator model TX for hauling stuff out to the garden and back.
For the heavy lifting I have a Bobcat 773 with several buckets, backhoe, mini road grader attachment, concrete breaker, land plane, and auger.
Edited by xshooter, October 17, 2012 - 08:16 PM.
Posted October 18, 2012 - 08:06 AM
I have also bought a 48" tiller to take the work out of gardening.
XShooter, after looking for a tiller for the 318 for 2 yrs and finding that a PTO drive and Tiller exceeded the cost of a new tiller for the compact, I bought a new tiller for the Ford at the local farm store.
I have it assembled and am waiting for the rain to stop to till in the garden refuse and sow a cover crop.
So have yet to run it.
Which reminds me. I see your just south of Iowa City and was wondering if you had ever been over to Iowa Farm Equipment in Tipton? I never have but keep their site bookmarked for reference. They are the only dealer I know of in Iowa installing Rim Guard.
They have a fairly interesting selection of tiller, some of which would be well suited to a Compact(though I have no idea how their pricing runs)..
Edited by JD DANNELS, October 18, 2012 - 08:21 AM.
Posted October 18, 2012 - 09:36 AM
Posted October 18, 2012 - 06:54 PM
Posted October 18, 2012 - 07:07 PM
This one has the Hercules engine also.
Here's my Grandpa back around 1956 with the MM. Grandpa passed on in 1973.
Here's my Dad refurbishing the old girl. He did the mechanics....I did the paint.
Here she is in her new glory.
Dan That tractor is really nice and because it was your grandfathers that must make it extra special for you.