The Tractor thread...

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:12 am

Yes, I will miss the bucket. On the other hand, it wasn't good for much beyond light landscaping work and a little snow removal. I now have a plow for the F350, and I can "call in" a skidsteer for the big jobs.

You aren't the first to question the mowing time. It is actually 4.2 acres, and I have mowed it in as little as 3.5 hours. That was really beating up the deck, and the second time I attempted to mow it at record speed I had to do some welding. :roll: I have a fair amount of things to mow around, and some of the lawn is a lot rougher than I'd care for. In any case, I wanted to spend less time in the seat and not have to pound the tractor/mower to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time. So far the Deere zero-turn seems to be a home run.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: sterling40man On: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:33 am

markviii wrote:Yes, I will miss the bucket. On the other hand, it wasn't good for much beyond light landscaping work and a little snow removal. I now have a plow for the F350, and I can "call in" a skidsteer for the big jobs.

You aren't the first to question the mowing time. It is actually 4.2 acres, and I have mowed it in as little as 3.5 hours. That was really beating up the deck, and the second time I attempted to mow it at record speed I had to do some welding. :roll: I have a fair amount of things to mow around, and some of the lawn is a lot rougher than I'd care for. In any case, I wanted to spend less time in the seat and not have to pound the tractor/mower to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time. So far the Deere zero-turn seems to be a home run.


I'm glad to hear that your happy with your decision. My lawn is also pretty rough. Someday I'll hire someone with a roller/compactor to flatten it out. It should cost about $200-$300. I know a few guys that had it done and they were very pleased. Smoothed it out very nicely.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:37 pm

Finally found a tractor plow on Craigs-- $50 great deal, weights, chains, lots of hardware and manual! Had to drive in insane NJ Parkway traffic all the way down to Howell, NJ. Hope I can modify it to couple to my 1968 Sears 10XL !
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: oros35 On: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:17 am

Ok finally got them all running and set up for a picture! 15 total.
JD 730D
JD 530
JD 420T
JD A
JD B
JD MT
JD 40C 4 roller
JD 40C 5 Roller ATEC loader
JD L
JD LI
JD LA
Minneapolis Moline RTU
Cletrac HG-68
Cletrac HG-42 Anderson Dozer Blade
Farmall BN woods mower

Not shown lawn tractors, (2) JD 318, JD 420, JD 210

Had a few others come and go over the last year, but they were not runners or picked up for parts. All of the ones in this picture were in working order, with 10 restored, 1 old restoration in need of new paint, and 4 of them barn fresh.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:24 am

Nice collection! The man that lives up the street from my mom and dad has quite a collection as well. Last I checked he had over 70 tractors, and at least one "pair" of them has following serial numbers. He usually lines them all up once per year.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: oros35 On: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:45 am

markviii wrote:over 70 tractors,

So at about 1 gallon of fuel in each of them, thats close to $300 just in enough fuel to get the tank wet!

there's probably close to a quarter million $ worth of tractors in that pic. Wonder how many of them are in working condition? What kind of garage does he have? or are most of them stored outside?
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PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:50 am

Fordson major (1919)
David Brown 1210
AC190 with 5' boom mower and 11' plow
Ford Jubilee
AMT 600
PUG gator
JD 40S
Case VAC
Hustler 400
Oiiver 77
Yale forkift GLC30
Taylor forklift (14000#)
Cat 955H
JSW 50 (haha got you there)
Farmall M super 3 pt with down pressure
International 1068 with 15' batwing
Case skid steer 1845C
WH Raider 12
WH C80
All beat to hell. All in fairly regular use except the Fordson as the hand crank is too tough to live with. Covered in horse manure but mechanically kinda OK (I view brakes and gauges as optional extras). Photos? - you have to be kidding but a PM will get you one of your choice. All together worth less than one small new JD tractor but very useful around the farm.

Sold but sadly missed a Cletrac OC3 - we all make mistakes
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:41 pm

I try to be honest in this forum. Okay, here goes; I'M JEALOUS AS HELL. :mrgreen:

Not just the tractors, the beautiful rural American countryside :!:

Better not let Obama see those tractors, he'll want to redistribute them..... :)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:03 pm

Here's a nice link to what a Cletrac is all about for those interested.

http://cletrac.org/pages/model/pic-HG.html
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:47 am

Picked up another one.

1974 JD A
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:01 am

Yo oros, where exactly did you say you are located--I said EXACTLY! :clap: toothy Storing them outside don't do them any good--tires, lines of all types. Hell my friend, built at least a lean-4 over them. ;) Hey Dan, no he won't, to many guns out these ways & usually half crazed VETERANS behind em. :shock: :D
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:52 pm

freetown fred wrote:Storing them outside don't do them any good--tires, lines of all types. Hell my friend, built at least a lean-4 over them. ;)

We've got them spread out in at least 4 garages/barns right now, and not all on the same property. Currently there is only 1 sitting outside, and it's the ugly rusty crawler. Can't hurt that one much more than it already is! Gonna take some work to make that one purdy.

This new one is taking up the the shop bay right now. Getting a good check up!
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:34 pm

OUTSTANDING my friend :)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: watkinsdr On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:57 pm

Sure looks like a 1954 JD Model "A" to me... In 1974 the "equivalent" JD tractor would be a 20 series.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: no74falcon On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:14 am

Just brought this one in so I had something to do this winter. We have had this tractor for about 35 years. It's the tractor I learned to drive as a kid. Dad bought it and was gonna fix it up enough to sell at an auction, but after he had Mom drive it for a week or so to make sure the bugs were worked out, she said "Nope... I like it, this one stays here." After a few years, Dad did a complete restoration on it and it was used daily, by my mom, to do chores, and was used to rake and ted a lot of hay. It started using a lot of oil so Dad put it in our Sap House in the fall of '96 to store it for the winter until he could get time to fix it. Dad passed that winter and it sat in the Sap House untill the snow collapsed the shed a couple years ago. It still sat there with the roof on top of it and then we knocked the sap house down and it sat outside since spring of 2010. My girlfriend decided we should get some goats next spring and I decided that it would make a nice tractor for her and that her two boys could also learn to drive it like I had. Mom and I took our JD B over to our other farm to the pasture where it had been sitting on Thanksgiving day and towed it down to the farm at Mom's before we went to my girlfriend's family for dinner. She asked what I had been doing all morning and I just told her I'd been messing around at the farm. Her and the kids were pleasantly surprised to learn what I had REALLY been doing, although I saw some doubt in her when she saw it up close. Anyway, here it is and I will try to keep updates coming.
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