The Tractor thread...

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:41 pm

When I retired and moved back to rual Ohio, I vowed I was going to get a new John Deere. I ended up with a Ford 850 tractor, a real workhorse. I did all our excavating around our new home, and then some. As I'm getting older I decided to revisit the idea of the new John Deere except now it's got to have a front end loader. My back just can't take it anymore.
Anyhow, long story short, after months of searching and evaluating, I ended up with a Kubota Grand L3540HST+. What a machine. I've had it since last October and every time I use it I am glad I was able to get it. Outstanding tractor!
-Len
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PostBy: gambler On: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:00 pm

Len. your choice of tractors was a good one, great machines.
But we have to talk about your choice of football teams. :lol:
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:36 pm

You rich people with your new-fangled modern tractors...puh... :x
I'll keep my 2N thank you!!! :D

Seriously...nice machine!!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:42 pm

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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:44 pm

Right rear tire (LR is a Firestone).
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

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PostBy: gaw On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:53 pm

Wood'nCoal, Now you have to buy a Belarus tractor to go with your tire.
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:10 pm

Notice how the font of the letters don't match???
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:22 pm

Check this out...

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
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PostBy: gambler On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:36 pm

I had to watch it with the mute on so as to not disturb the slumber of the misses and it reminded me of a lost eppisode of "Leave it to Beaver"
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PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:31 pm

16,000 underground fuel tanks now 60 years old!
The construction of the framing was automated also.
Assembly line fashion.
Miles of roller conveyors and chop saw stations.
http://geography.about.com/od/urbanecon ... ittown.htm
http://tigger.uic.edu/~pbhales/Levittown/building.html
Yesteryear's Bobcat!
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:42 am

I lot of those tanks are probably long gone by now. I've been there and it's very built up now, I'm sure most of those houses have been converted to gas.
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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

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PostBy: Duengeon master On: Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:07 am

I live within 5 miles lf Levittown, Pa. It is 100% oil heat still until this day. (unless someone converted to propaine or electric.) I drove an oil truck for J.C. heating for one winter and serviced every neighborhood in Levittown. Most homes still have underground tanks.The average tank only lasts 10 years. Then they rust out leaking oil into the ground causing a very costly cleanup. Fortunately There are now fiberglass tanks available that don't rust out. The Levittown shopping center was torn down 10 yrs. ago. It is now a home depot.
Wood'nCoal wrote:I lot of those tanks are probably long gone by now. I've been there and it's very built up now, I'm sure most of those houses have been converted to gas.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:37 am

Thanks for the clarification. I guess gas mains were not installed during the development. In all the Levittowns I wonder if there are any coal stoves?
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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

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PostBy: Duengeon master On: Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:02 am

As far as I know Levitt built three developments. The first being on Long Island, The second in lower Bucks county, and the third in Burlington, N.J. From what I Have heard Long Island and Bucks county use oil heat. Burlington N.J. has gas. As for coal. The closest coal yard is in Eddystone, Pa. Its cheaper to drive to Kresge's in Saylorsburg or superior and get my own.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:36 pm

This isn't the wood forum???
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert