The Tractor thread...

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Bear038 On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:27 pm

Check out ebay. One of my hay customers just bought a no name brand chinese one from there. Looks reasonable for just one farm or long driveway use. It was under 2K delivered to the house. Hand crank on the shoot, and shear pin on the pto, but for that price okay.
Bear038
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark II

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:51 pm

I've been keeping an eye on Craigslist.
I try not to buy stuff made in China. Not an easy thing to do these days.
I was thinking I might get lucky with an equipment rental place too.
Sometimes they sell stuff that's being replaced.
I have a little John Deere too, an LT155 that I could put a blower on.
heartofcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: paulfun On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:07 pm

I Paid just over 2200. for mine. Its made in Canada.
There are probably better units out there but like you I was skeptical when I got it and wasnt sure about paying the extortion they wanted for the name brands like Kabota and Frontier wanted, even a new woods was way more than mine.

On days like today when the Ice is forming still having the loader on is nice. Just fill the bucket with ashes and your driveway is covered and your not spending time switching back and forth. It gets hard to live without that loader once you figure out how to use it for all those odd back breaking chores!
paulfun
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman/Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: magnum/koker


Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:17 pm

I just could'nt live without the loader now........ No way.
Hands down, the most important feature on any tractor!
Canada's cool...... But they do talk funny, Ay China however sucks!
I went up to Tractor Supply for a pair of work boots.
Every singe pair of boots they had were made in China. I was pissed!!
Looked around the store and realized almost EVERYTHING was MADE IN CHINA!! :mad3:
heartofcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:37 pm

It gets hard to live without that loader once you figure out how to use it for all those odd back breaking chores!


I miss mine, blew the input shaft seal on the loader hyd. pump, I haven't had time to overhaul the pump yet. :mad:
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:40 pm

Gotta get that baby up and runnin' !!!! :D
heartofcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:30 pm

Agreed.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:18 pm

yeah... get that baby up and running!!
Copy of daphne and newborn baby jogging up and running.JPG
(47.46 KiB) Viewed 6 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]25679[/nepathumb]
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Wardner On: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:15 pm

Image

I collect IH tractors. This is the biggest and newest out of 17. International 660 w/Elwood front wheel assist. 80hp. I have stopped accumulating.
Wardner
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hass and Sohn
Baseburners & Antiques: Pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Shenandoah coal/wood

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:36 pm

If it's red, keep it in the shed--the Amish told me that??? they all seem to like their Olivers up here
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:18 pm

Did they tell you why they say that?
I'm sure there's a good reason for it.
heartofcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:28 pm

heartofcoal wrote:Did they tell you why they say that?
I'm sure there's a good reason for it.

They kinda did! :secret: :shh: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:18 pm

Oh, I see..... wait a minute.... no I don't! :wacko:
heartofcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:35 pm

They seriously do not like I.H.--I'm not thrilled w/ them either, just personal preference--but, I'm not gonna start another pissin match on the Forum--the last one exhausted me :lol:
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:08 pm

I just picked up two. From my in-laws estate. Both my wife's parents passed away last year and in the will her father left his Craftsman EZ3 Tractor (Not sure if it's considered a tractor or a ride on mower) and his 1972 Cub Cadet.

The Craftsman has a 42" mower deck, no attachments, yet I'm thinking of picking up a snow plow for it.

And the 1972 is also a mower but more of a read tractor. It's got a beat PTO which I will replace hopefully over the summer. It's actually still in the shed at her 'rents house because of the PTO we're unable to move it through, that and there is still 8" of snow to be had in the back yard.

We tried to move the Cadet yesterday but it's very heavy...800 pounds I'd say. The Craftsman we could pick up and carry around.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator


cron