Work Done In 2020

heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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Kirtland Ohio
Resized_20200628_183529_9906.jpeg Resized_20200628_182906_5955.jpeg The first pic is the stuff I moved with the tractor. I have a few more loads to move to continue filling it in. the second pic is the rest of the ash tree I dropped last year everything over 8 inch diameter is now split.
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
13,248
Foothills of The Adirondacks

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,681
Kirtland Ohio
Been pretty dry lately. Hot during the day but it cools off nicely at night 80's for the most part.
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
4,701
Downeast Maine
Placed an order for a 9" and 24" x 48" rock augers today. Combined with the 36" extension I should be able to get below the frost line. Thinking about a top and tilt kit and a mortar mixer next.
 

JimBear

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Dec 15, 2017
511
Iowa
I knocked down a bunch of dead elms today & will probably get a few more tomorrow. Hoping by the time it’s all said & done I will have a couple cord but it’s hard telling by the time I cut out the punky sections. My son-in-laws father loves him some Elm. Anything under 8” doesn’t get split so it’s not as time consuming.
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
Spacebus post some pics of the new attachments.
Well, it will probably be three weeks until I see the augers, but the FEL post hole digger should be here by the end of the week, not that I'll be able to use it.
 
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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
We had decided that we would work one hour at the most removing some Hemlock,Elm and a Pine. It was the first time that I can say that the Brook water wasn't cold. The worst part of this job was all the rocks but I didn't hit one on this trip so all was good.

This was the first time the Kubota had saws in the back, we took the 028 Wood Boss and the Stihl 311 which I used, I ran Canola Oil in it instead of regular bar oil.

The wife was in the Brook helping out which is always nice, we'll go after the Hemlock that's left another day. There was and still is a chit load of dirt on the Hemlock so I'll bring an extra mudder chain plus a small broom too clean off the log, today I just brushed everything off with my hand.
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
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Kirtland Ohio
Resized_20200704_154353_828.jpeg Resized_20200703_141339_8850.jpeg Resized_20200703_141347_8350.jpeg Resized_20200703_141400_7768.jpeg Resized_20200704_135453_1880.jpeg Resized_20200704_135456_2976.jpeg Resized_20200705_145844_5662.jpeg Resized_20200705_145901_7208.jpeg Resized_20200705_201518_3418.jpeg Resized_20200705_201523_4937.jpeg Resized_20200705_201543_3930.jpeg Resized_20200705_201622_5931.jpeg Resized_20200704_154400_2522.jpeg Resized_20200705_201700_3921.jpeg This was my fourth weekend. I worked on the log pile a little. As you can see it hardly made a dent in it and I filled in two more stacks that I have moved closer to the house with the tractor. In between cutting an stacking copper did some pond retrieves with his duck and his new snow goose decoy. In a couple of the pics even my older lab went in for a quick swim to cool off. On Friday I worked about ten time harder than I had to. I cut down this small dead walnut about 8 inch diameter. It fell into this hickory tree so I figured no big deal I just pull it out with a 3 ton hoist. About three hours later after pulling the half dead and rotted hickory over I had to cut that one down and then clean that giant mess up. A quick tank through the saw turned into a three plus hour adventure in the heat but still a good day and weekend I cut all three days and the dogs swam/retrieved ducks and geese. The girls were gone most of the day everyday swimming at a friends house so a good weekend for all.
 

heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
1,681
Kirtland Ohio
I like the heat it has been a great summer. Other than all the stuff happening in the world lately, this summer has been pretty good. My wife and two daughters have been spending a lot of there free time at their friends just down the roads pool so me and the dogs have been doing plenty at the house. It might sound boring or like a lot of work to others, but mowing, processing firewood and having the dogs in the woods for a little retrieving work is not a bad weekend to me. I have worked so much these last six years and now with the girls involved it seems with everything. The time at home is limited, so any weekend like last weekend is a good one.
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
4,701
Downeast Maine
The Danuser EP10 auger drive came in, but it has skid steer style flat face fittings.

Could I use this adapter set? - Amazon product
I'm not very savvy on the hydraulics.

Does anyone have advice on how to park it when not in use? I was expecting a manual of some sort, but no dice. I was thinking about building a parking stand out of wood, but I'm pretty sure I'll bust that up with the loader.

Edit: Connect under pressure flat face couplings aren't too bad and would probably be good for the long term for my tractor. Eventually I'd like to replace my remotes with flat face as well after reading about how much cleaner they are.
 

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JimBear

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Dec 15, 2017
511
Iowa
The Danuser EP10 auger drive came in, but it has skid steer style flat face fittings.

Could I use this adapter set? - Amazon product
I'm not very savvy on the hydraulics.

Does anyone have advice on how to park it when not in use? I was expecting a manual of some sort, but no dice. I was thinking about building a parking stand out of wood, but I'm pretty sure I'll bust that up with the loader.

Edit: Connect under pressure flat face couplings aren't too bad and would probably be good for the long term for my tractor. Eventually I'd like to replace my remotes with flat face as well after reading about how much cleaner they are.
I am guessing that unit mounts on the loader? I have seen them for skid steers & 3 point mount. Our 3point mount we hang from a tree limb or can be hung from rafters/trusses in a shed. That unit I would probably just set on a pallet to keep it off the ground.
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
I am guessing that unit mounts on the loader? I have seen them for skid steers & 3 point mount. Our 3point mount we hang from a tree limb or can be hung from rafters/trusses in a shed. That unit I would probably just set on a pallet to keep it off the ground.
It's a FEL mounted drive, like for a skidsteer, but offset to the operators right. In the photo the side of the mounting plate that attaches to the loader is facing down.
 
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JimBear

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Dec 15, 2017
511
Iowa
Yes, that’s what I was thunking. That attachment plate should pivot up to vertical. Maybe if you need to you could
cut a couple pallets in 1/2 or 1/3, stack them on a larger pallet & make an L shape to allow the auger head to pivot down, helping to keep the attachment plate vertical for easy on/off. If that babbling mess makes sense.
 
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SpaceBus

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Downeast Maine
How do I determine which fittings I need and what size?
 
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JimBear

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Dec 15, 2017
511
Iowa
I am guessing that hydraulic couplings for your loader unhook from the tractor with snap-couplers? There should be marking on them telling you what brand name & a serial/model number on them. You should be able to cross reference to see what will work. I am unaware what type they are for your particular tractor. Most of what we use are Pioneer ends, John Deere are different & so are Case IH. Pioneer are a pretty universal end, at least in my experience. I would just take off the ends that came with the unit & thread new snap ends on. When you start getting things all stretched out/extended with couplers/adaptors they are easy to break off especially on skid steers & loaders. They often leak from excess slop/wobble. Does that babbling make sense?
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
I am guessing that hydraulic couplings for your loader unhook from the tractor with snap-couplers? There should be marking on them telling you what brand name & a serial/model number on them. You should be able to cross reference to see what will work. I am unaware what type they are for your particular tractor. Most of what we use are Pioneer ends, John Deere are different & so are Case IH. Pioneer are a pretty universal end, at least in my experience. I would just take off the ends that came with the unit & thread new snap ends on. When you start getting things all stretched out/extended with couplers/adaptors they are easy to break off especially on skid steers & loaders. They often leak from excess slop/wobble. Does that babbling make sense?
Thanks, I looked at the fittings and they are 1/2" pioneer snap fittings. I'm going to swap out to the new flat face style and keep my old fittings just in case. From what I've read the flat face couplings do a better job of keeping dirt out and the fluid from leaking. I swap the grapple on and off frequently, sometimes multiple times in one day. Eventually I'll replace the remotes with flat face as well.
 
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JimBear

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Dec 15, 2017
511
Iowa
They are a bit cleaner but if a fella uses covers over you outlets & wipe the tips off with a rag the old style tips are good. I drew a circle around the coupling slip ring. If that gets hit it, you can get a flat spot & they are a real PIA to get apart, the same for the slip coupler on the other connector that will be on the machine. On my brothers skid loader those get whacked occasionally when the grapple is on it. It may not be a problem on the tractors with loaders since the couplers aren’t sticking right out the front.
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