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Tractor, Mower, & Trailer Talk

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by six5crèéd, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Jun 21, 2021 at 8:35 AM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen If you like to drive -- drive what you like !

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    Everyone wants to have a friend who is always right there with you -- my friends name is Murphy... :censored:
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    That was a new genuine New Holland belt this spring.:mad:
     
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  2. Jun 21, 2021 at 8:40 AM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Stay back 3'

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    LED's are the way to go. I recently replaced the stop and tail lights on my 6' x 12' trailer. I need to do the rest. A guy I knew (passed away) built this trailer in 1981, it is a handy size. It's double axle, he built it low so his father in law could load watermelons on it. I can load 3 four wheelers on it if I do them from the side.

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  3. Jun 21, 2021 at 11:55 AM
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    six5crèéd [OP] Stay back 3'

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    Bosses dads mower, the oil dipstick was broke. Used the ole business card for a gauge trick for the new coil. New plug, air filter, and fuel filter. We’ll see if it stays running now.

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  4. Jun 21, 2021 at 4:59 PM
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    Crank it over :fingerscrossed:
     
  5. Jun 22, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    Well the 259 is broke, couldn't pick it today, so a Cat 299 is going to be delivered :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Jun 22, 2021 at 11:11 AM
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  7. Jun 22, 2021 at 11:15 AM
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    That trailer looks undersized...
     
  8. Jun 22, 2021 at 11:32 AM
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    Mine was not for a 13k machine.

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  9. Jun 23, 2021 at 3:02 PM
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    265/75R16 Wildpeak AT3W, Softopper, Kicker speakers, shift knob, Ventvisors, Tint, Husky Weatherbeaters, Hondo Garage radio knobs. The to do list: Bilstein 6112/5160, 3 leaf add-a-leafs, lights, alu skid, PRP seat covers...
    Hey guys, I have never posted on this thread before but am looking for some insight. I am on the fence between a garden tractor and a sub compact. I have 3/4 of an acre and my Grandma's yard is just under 3.5 acres. I don't take the tractor over there much, but a few of us grandkids do what we can to help take care of her property. I currently have a Cub Cadet XT2 lawn tractor with a 23hp Kawasaki and a fabricated deck, but it is belt drive. It does no problem in my yard pulling a 300lb lawn roller while mowing. I am just looking at yard projects I have that is part of our 10 year plan that can be done in under 2 years with the right equipment upgrade. I know I want something that can perform ground engaging work, 3 point, rear PTO, and preferably diesel. I have a few friends with garden tractors and SCUTs and they all said to figure out what projects and attachments you want to use. My yard is about 6-12" of topsoil then straight orange clay with occasional medium river rock type rocks. I dug two 6' deep, 24" round holes last year with a hand post hole digger and a digging bar with minimal issue. Less than a 5 gallon bucket of rocks total.

    My current list of near future projects and proposed attachments:
    • 3000 sqft of brush, rotting trees, and debris laced around good hardwood trees that I want to keep. (grapple if SCUT w/ loader)
    • Perimeter fence, approx. 650' of fence, about 80 post holes (3pt auger)
    • Regrade my whole yard (box blade, plow to initially tear?)
    • Prep areas for sidewalks, patios, and additions to deck (box blade, plow for tearing?, loader if SCUT)
    • New downspout/driveway drain pipe to hillside, about 270' run (root bucket or fab my own trencher bucket with a used backhoe bucket and a SSQA adaptor or ripper/plow to break up before hand digging)
    • Gravel driveway maintenance (box blade?, loader if SCUT)
    • Holes and material moving for deck resurfacing/additions (loader, auger, or 3pt carry-all)
    • Archery backstop install (auger, loader/carry-all)
    • Position decretive rocks in yard (loader/carry-all)
    • Install timbers and crushed limestone for level pad for shed/carport (working zoning temp structure loopholes to put stuff where I want) (carry-all/loader, box blade?)
    • Probably plow if we get a good storm and as I get older (early 30's now)
    • If SCUT with loader is purchased, loading and unloading materials from truck/trailer
    Upcoming projects I could utilize at friends/family's homes to assist with projects I'll be helping with anyways:
    • Retaining walls at my brother's
    • Patio prep at my brother's
    • Retaining walls at my Grandma's
    • Grading my brother's yard
    • Replacing fence at my brother's
    • Grading my Grandma's driveway
    • vegetation management
    • Helping neighbor with installing fence
    • Helping remove brush from neighbor's yard
    I don't think anything is uncommon for small tractors, or undoable. I know it'll take longer than renting some heavier equipment and my estimated rental costs get pretty dang close to covering the cost of a SCUT with a loader. I think at this point the toss up is if I need or just want a loader. The cost of the loader is pretty close to the cost of all my other attachments combined. I know I can do everything and probably be satisfied without a loader, but I also am thinking of all the things I can do with a loader.

    Also, I have a Kubota dealer I drive past on my way to work about 15 minutes away. Next closest is my Cub dealer, about 20-25 minutes, that also carries Yanmar tractors. I have a good relationship with my Cub dealer that is a 95 year old 4th generation farm/equipment business. New Holland, Massey, JD, Mahindra, Bobcat, and Koiti are all over 45 minutes away. Not bad but not nearly as convenient as the Yanmar or Kubota dealers. I think there is an LS dealer 20 minutes away but I don't know much about LS. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't leaning orange because of the aftermarket support and how common the BX's are for specific generational attachments down the road, like a loader if I'd op to leave that out now. Regardless if I purchase a loader initially or not, the tractor will be hydraulically prepped. I am not opposed to a used tractor. I just can't take on any additional projects right now. I am looking to make my move next year some time, so I got time to sort things out.

    Thanks for reading. I appreciate any feedback anyone can give. :cheers:
     
  10. Jun 23, 2021 at 3:34 PM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Stay back 3'

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    I vote sub compact or a tad bigger :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jun 23, 2021 at 4:15 PM
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    Compact even with less than an acre?

    I guess my other question would be belly mower on these good?
     
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  12. Jun 23, 2021 at 4:22 PM
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    Customer I sold a ZT to hit a rock.

    key didn't shear. Fucked up the spindle arbor and pulley mount. $100 down the drain. New parts on the way.

    I'm just venting. The $1 dollar key is supposed to give way, not the spindle!PXL_20210623_213121699.jpg
     
  13. Jun 23, 2021 at 4:37 PM
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    six5crèéd [OP] Stay back 3'

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    Don’t go to small, you’ll always wish you had a bigger machine when you get to using it is what I’m saying.

    The belly mowers do good, they aren’t as fast as a zero turn though :D
     
  14. Jun 23, 2021 at 5:29 PM
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    CrippledHo I'm calling about your car's extended warranty

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    That's pretty impressive, in a I'm-glad-i-don't-have-to-pay-for-it kinda way
     
  15. Jun 23, 2021 at 5:31 PM
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    Bx25 or equivalent will be your new best friend
     
  16. Jun 23, 2021 at 5:35 PM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen If you like to drive -- drive what you like !

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  17. Jun 23, 2021 at 5:36 PM
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    Spent 10
    Hours today mowing with the diesel… 8.5 hours per tank worth of mowing. 5 gallon tank. The zero Turn goes 3 hours on the same 5 gallons and is not universal like the Kubotas are…. We do a lot the diesels and have ran into zero issues with them. These are 2005 models 22 hp… any questions and I’ll try to answer them for you @awesomeandy013 :fistbump:

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  18. Jun 24, 2021 at 7:28 AM
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    Had to dig a post hole yesterday, figured I better bring out the heavy duty construction equipment.

     
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  19. Jun 24, 2021 at 7:29 AM
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    I bit different than my usual 300 size excavator and peterbilt dump truck!
     
  20. Jun 24, 2021 at 1:58 PM
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