The Tractor thread...

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:39 pm

I have a 2500 series Kubota. It is only 25 hp but it is nimble, gets around in the woods, and on good going, with a short twitch I can pull 10 cords of tree length firewood out in a day. It may seem pathetic but it uses 4 gallons of diesel fuel to do it, where as a Skidder uses 4 gallons per HOUR.

It is no skidder, but it works well, has been used hard for the 2000 hours I have owned it, and I am proud of what it does.

So far, only one fan belt, 2 front tires (wear) and a battery. Not bad since being born in 1999/

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PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:04 pm

331camaro wrote:saved all my scrap copper, all my overtime money, and even traded my old 8n with all her attachments for..
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and just had to have the blower now its official we will have another repeat non winter again!


Now you have two new shinny pieces of equipt. in your garage and I hope this winter is just like last years also
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PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:18 pm

Nice compact machine, good luck with her.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:01 pm

just the little bit ive done with her makes it feels like i died and went to heaven compared to that old ford i had. 8ns werent really designed for a loader. lol
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:39 pm

Hell,I use my Ford 801 as a bulldozer
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:10 pm

Not too familiar with the 800 series but dont those have power steering live pto
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:22 pm

331camaro wrote:Not too familiar with the 800 series but dont those have power steering live pto


More equallent to a 9n,no power steering or live pto,pics on last page of this thread
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:16 pm

Nice work. mine needed restoration. hated high speed rev gr transmission driven pto. but when i built my shop she moved 10 loads of stone. not the best choice of equipment for the job but better than a wheel barrel!
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:38 am

Got my new blower for my tractor. 54" Frontier..........seen one in action before. These blowers will really throw snow! :D The pics were taken about a month ago. BRING IT ON!!!
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:51 pm

Damn Bob, new tractor, new blower--you're gettin WAYYYY uptown for this old Freetown guy. toothy Real nice set-up my friend ;) I know this'll sound kinda low scale for all you big dogs--BUT, I finally got chains for the old 8N thanx to a fellow Forum member--PLUS, new chains for the rear of the old 78 chev kinda 4X4 plow truck. :D
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PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:18 pm

I have a set of ladder chains it need to get rid off that would have fit your tractor Fred... 13.6x 28 if I remember. I bought Duo Chains but I still can't push much snow. I need to get the tires loaded. Unsure what I should use, windshield washer fluid or beet juice..
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:36 pm

Anything but calcium, he says after replacing 2 rear rims--if I had my druthers, I'd go w/ a 50/50 anti-freeze mix--good to about -25--I might have to load mine up--we'll see how this winter goes.
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PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:00 am

I grew up on a 900 Ford with a wide front end and had it until we got the Kubota in 1999. Back in the old days when we had potatoes and deep tilled every year, my Grandfather would plow with a two bottom plow in 3rd gear! He would smoke it across those fields. I will say, I do believe the 900 would out plow my current Kubota.

We had calcium in the rear tires and it rusted out both rims near the valve stems. Being a welder, we took some steel and welded and ground things back to normal on just one tire so far, and then put the tube back and the repair job will hopefully last another 10 years. So far we have not loaded that tire and that is a HUGE mistake. I move a lot of big round bales so having one tire loaded, and one tire not means I have come close to flipping my tractor many times!

I have done a lot of research on using window washer fluid as a medium for loaded tires and I am convinced it is just as good as calcium. Calcium is a lot cheaper of course initially, but if the window washer fluid will keep the rims from rusting out, that would justify the cost over calcium.

Initially our dealer quoted a $2000 price tag to replace both rims and install beet juice (they don't use calcium any more) in them, so we opted to do the job ourselves. Mounting and breaking down the tire was actually pretty quick and easy.
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PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:46 am

I have an Allis Chalmers 190 with an 11' plow on the front. I put a 5' Alamo boom mower on the back without the mowing head - a town deal super special. The hydraulic tank and stuff weighed so much that I can now plow uphill in ice. Of course the weight blew an 8 ply tire and so I put a pair of 12 plys on as I got an incredible deal. Now the tire fitter can't get the bead to seat on the wheel and so I have a tractor with one wheel flat and he ran away screaming. Can anyone lend me a snow shovel. Sigh.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:10 am

I finally got chains for the old 8N thanx to a fellow Forum member


I have owned a 2N, 9N, 8N and now a Jubilee that gets worked every single day. Probably, in their class, the best tractors ever made. My neighbor (well not really a neighbor but lives down the street) bought a shiny newish Kubota (I think about 35HP loaded, I didn't pay attention). He likes to lord it over me, well he did until he was grading the edge of his pond and fell in. One new engine later ($11000 and counting and that was ten years ago) he wished for a Ford 800 too. Yep, he's the guy that also recently bought a 2 year old Beamer 5 series diesel and Sandy dumped a tree limb neatly on the hood - just the hood - $9000. I watched the other day as he zoomed down the road with blue smoke coming out the exhaust - ah well, another turbo should fix that one - gulp. KISS - the secret of life.

My Jubilee is coming up for it's six month service. New points, plugs and clean out the filter, new oil and off it goes for another 100 hours. Love that tractor. If you want fancy, put a very tough to use accurately loader on the front and rumble off for another thousand hours. It does nothing brilliantly but everything kinda OK. My kind of tractor.
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