coalnewbie wrote:1943 Farmall M with superpac
Thats an awesome tractor and has more power and traction than these new 90 hp.4 wheel drives
Lets see it in the tractor thread
coalnewbie wrote:1943 Farmall M with superpac
coalnewbie wrote:If money is no object and you have 100 acres heres the wam for you.
http://www.toro.com/en-us/sports-fields ... -5900-5910
Or if you are a poor horse farmer and you have 35 acres of pasture to maintain you use a 1943 Farmall M with superpac bought at an auction 15 years ago for $900 with a 6' Bush Hog (a real one) thrown in for free that was at least 25 years old then and had not a scrap of paint on it then but no rust. No live PTO so it is tough to get going. Rarely serviced and zero what was that you have ???? No power steering so hold on over the bumps. Little areas a pre Torocrap WH Raider 10 - ahhh, love that old stuff. Let's compare mowing costs over a ten year period. All you spoiled young brats - hah.
AA130FIREMAN wrote:Did ventrac buy the steiner tractor company ? I myself used a grasshopper zero turn back in the 80's for a landscaper, before every one knew what a zero turn was. I really liked the grasshopper back then and knew that was what I was looking for. Guess it's a brand loyalty, but their are mostly all built alike.
The Steiner family has always been about the business of making life simpler through practical engineering, design ingenuity and good old fashion common sense. Those early values passed on by their father, Marvin Steiner continues to be the driving force, that pushes them to design and manufacture the highest quality equipment available, surpassing the needs of our ever-changing world.
Steiner Brother's Design In the mid 1970’s the seven Steiner brothers formed Steiner Corporation. Through the next fourteen years their company grew into 3 major marketing divisions, Turf Equipment, Agriculture Equipment and a community repair shop. In 1988, the Turf division was sold to Ransomes of Ipswich, England and the Agriculture line was sold to a group of employees that continued on with the agriculture products. In 1996 "Steiner Ag Products" was renamed "Venture Products Inc" to fit with the company's new focus of providing equipment for the physically impaired. The new brand name VENTRAC was launched and in 1998 the Steiner brothers focused their energies on the new “next generation” all-wheel-drive compact tractor. Since that time the market has embraced the VENTRAC with a tremendous reception.
I own both, a 430max Steiner and 32hp diesel Ventrac. I prefer the Ventrac handsdown to the Steiner. If you are going to mow 40degreeslopes, you better get the dualwheel option on either machine. The Steiner has a lower center of gravity. I use the 60inch mowing deck off the steiner on my Ventrac. In fact, almost all of my attachments where bought for the Steiner, they just work better on the Ventrac.
Let's compare hemroids from all the bumps
OH, no, no, if you sit on cold cement that is what gives one hemroids, I thought everyone knew that !!!coalnewbie wrote:Let's compare hemroids from all the bumps
No problems from them things as a youngster I was always told by my granny that you only got those if you sat on the coal fire in winter and I was stupid enough to believe her.
Rob R. wrote:I have a Z950 John Deere with a 72" deck and 27hp Kawi. It is an absolute beast.
They are really puttin' some power in the new mowers. The guy I worked for never had us cut at full speed, we took are time and didn't miss any. Understand, he had good accounts and we did a good job, never turned on a dime, 3 point turn. Now I see some guys today cut like it's a race. I do a normal speed myself unless it's starting to rainRob R. wrote:Rob R. wrote:I have a Z950 John Deere with a 72" deck and 27hp Kawi. It is an absolute beast.
I went out and looked at the "Z" this morning and realized it is actually 31hp. No wonder it has such an appetite for gasoline.
NorthernIndiana wrote:Goes without saying, but don't get a Cub Cadet zero turn. I have one and am slowly replacing every major component including the hydro drives. I have spent more to repair this mower than I bought it for. Junk. I won't do it again.
I believe that goes for any of the major manufactures of garden tractors. Don't buy the ones they sell at the BIG box home improvement stores (if you want one that will last). They are built cheaper to compete.Cyber36 wrote:NorthernIndiana wrote:Goes without saying, but don't get a Cub Cadet zero turn. I have one and am slowly replacing every major component including the hydro drives. I have spent more to repair this mower than I bought it for. Junk. I won't do it again.
Ahh, you made the mistake of buying the residential model instead of the commerical, huh? The Tank is a pretty good machine.