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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by perry, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Oh well. Those chains must really help on the other ones. I need to get a set for my tractor. Time for me to sell a few things I don't need anymore and free up the money to do that. ;lol

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  2. Ehouse

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    I know you folks all know how to work safe with these small rigs, but a word of caution: Take care going down hill with a full load or it may push you places you don't want to go. I came home from work one day to find a friend's garden tractor dangling in mid air over my retaining wall. Luckily, the trailer went sideways, and decided not to follow. I lost another friend in a similar situation with a 9N. It's not all about pulling power, but can you control the load?
  3. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Welcom back! Don't be such a stranger! But with all that wood to process and those fun toys I guess you ain't got much time fur talkin'.:cool:
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    Thanks for all the great pictures
  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Here's both of my IH Cub Cadet 149s ready for snow. Just in case it actually snows this winter.

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  6. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    My 420 with rear lugs and locking rear. With lug tires I don't need chains. On a previous tactor I had turf tires and did need chains.

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  7. RichVT

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    My tractor is useless going uphill in the snow But it gets converted to snow blowing duty in the winter anyway.

    Snow cab is worth it's weight in gold!

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  8. Snotrocket

    Snotrocket Burning Hunk

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    My daughter driving around my 30 year old Case 446.

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  9. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    I run a "green machine" around alot much of the year too unless I head out back with the 5 x 10' trailer. JD Sabre with hydro transmission, chains on and deck off in the winter. I have two of these, one to mow the lawn, and one to play "baby brush hog" out back!

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  10. perry

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    did our last haul for now . get back at it next week after the weather is better.
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  11. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    I started out as a diehard wheel horse guy. I have had plenty of them here. mostly the older 1960's ones. they are tough simple built easy to work on tractors, but they just did not cut it for plowing my extreme driveway and the logging i do. its that limted slip trans that holds them back.
  12. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    wood pile as of today. need to take a break from loads and get this cut and split up to make room for more.

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  13. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    You got some splitting to do!
  14. Machria

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    Perry, REALLY cool tractors!

    I would LOVE one of those things! I really need a little tractor of some sort... right now I'M the tractor!
  15. Gasifier

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    Nice work Perry. What are you going to split that wood with?
  16. Bret Chase

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    "real" Deere tractors tend to be well built.... The big box JD branded lawn tractors are junk... I like my JD1050 4x4 W/ a JD 75 loader and a JD8 backhoe.... except for the fact that it's power steering setup was designed by a moron... The tractor is currently down... again... because of it
  17. Bret Chase

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    Sometimes that's good, sometimes it's not... My Dad's Farmall M has the same PTO HP as my JD.... and was easily 5-7gal/hr to run... The Yanmar in my 1050 uses a little over 2gal/hr at rated power running my 5' brushhog...

    I must say though, if the M had a live PTO, I'd much rather run a baler off of it than the much lighter JD
  18. Jack Fate

    Jack Fate Feeling the Heat

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    1973 wheelhorse 14 hp calcium cloride ( weight ) in tires made them very heavy & wheel weights! 5000 watt generator ,3 pt .hyd work .Everything works like new & added lighting thats really usable My brother GAVE me this , I got a really good brother! P1010478.jpg P1010476.jpg P1010474.jpg
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  19. basod

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    The genny setup is sweet on that wheelhorse.
    A dual purpose counterweight
  20. Jack Fate

    Jack Fate Feeling the Heat

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    Told my brother I was going to buy an other gen so I can run my water pump (220) and my 2 Honda 2000 's only do 110 . He said I can have the WH so I don't need to get gen . Water in green barn .have pigtail to pump outside , drive WH to green barn , plug in & have water when power goes out .

    Cheers
  21. Gasifier

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    Nice machine Jack Fate.
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    SWEET! wheel horse , and heck of a nice brother :cool:
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    Nice Wheel Horse. That 14 hp Kohler is a great engine. It looks kinda funny when its sideways though. ;)
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    Love the simplicity and AC collection. Good stuff. I have a 1962 simplicity 725- really really enjoy it.
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    Yeah, I never could get past them running the engine the wrong way.:p

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