The Tractor thread...

The Tractor thread...

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:00 am

Well we've had a 'Gun Thread', and a 'Watch and Timepiece' thread. So how about a 'Tractor Thread'

Ian [coaledsweat] was teasing me on another thread about needing another tractor.. So I started to list a few, but decided to start this thread on the subject.

Lawn/utility:
John Deere 185Hydro, 46" cut mower deck
Sears craftsman 50" deck lawn tractor, 20hp Twin
The 'real' tractor: John Deere 4x4 870 29hp diesel, 72" mower deck front loader. AWESOME Tractor !!! Use it all the time with the quick attach loader forks/bucket/hoist.

Farm, construction: I'll add later.


I know ktm rider, Yanche, Matthaus Lime 4x4 and many others have a full equipment shed, le's hear about them !!

Greg L
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:16 am

John Deere 316 Garden Tractor w/ 50" cutting deck, snowthrower, front plow, York rake, Craftsman tow-behind broadcast spreader, Craftsman tow-behind plug aerator.

I really want a Ford 8N..just don't have the $$$ right now.
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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

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:03 am

Cub cadet 1544 Lawntractor , New Holland TC40D w/FEL , Heston haybine , NH 273 bailer . Rake ,backblade ,NH *censored* spreader. Cat D7 bulldozer .
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer


PostBy: Matthaus On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:23 am

D7! Now we are talking some serious 'chinery! :lol:

All I have is a 30 year old Ford 16 horse with a 48" deck. :( Of course I have successfully gravelled, paved, or built on all available property so don't even need that. :P

Oh and Greg reminded me I have a 2K walk behind electric forklift for those jobs around the garage that need a little lift. The little red truck that could (a mean little bugger that would plow through snow banks taller than itself) finally succumbed to frame rot, replaced with a 1991 short bed F150.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: CoalBin On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:42 pm

I collect old Wheelhorses

RJ58, Suburban, Lawn Ranger, 551, 552, 655, 701, 1055(2), 1076, C-100 (all late 50's to 60's) and an '81 D250 4cyl watercooled w/ loader.
CoalBin
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: DVC-500

PostBy: ken On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:01 pm

:) JD L120 48" cut , JD 500C backhoe , Ford LT125 48" Hydro , Ford 2000 tractor. was looking for a dozer before i was hurt :(
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

PostBy: europachris On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:26 pm

I only have my '05 Cub Cadet 2544 garden tractor with 44" deck for our modest acre of suburbia. What a wonderful tractor, though.

Dream - to get 40 acres somewhere to put a hangar and grass strip for our Cessna 140 and give me a good excuse to buy a "real" tractor. I'd love a vintage mid to late 60's Ford 3000. Grew up on one of those along with a late 50's Massey Ferguson 65.

The Kioti compact tractors are very nice, also.

Chris
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:57 pm

I have a Case 350 crawler loader, a 1962 Gravely two wheel tractor and a 20 hp Crapsman garden tractor. I use the gravely all of the time and it is an excellent runner for its age. My daughter calls it the "Dork Mobil" because she says that I look like a dork riding around on the saulky.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

PostBy: europachris On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:05 pm

gambler wrote:I have a Case 350 crawler loader, a 1962 Gravely two wheel tractor and a 20 hp Crapsman garden tractor. I use the gravely all of the time and it is an excellent runner for its age. My daughter calls it the "Dork Mobil" because she says that I look like a dork riding around on the saulky.


I love the old Gravely two wheel tractors. I think they finally quit making them, didn't they?

Ooooh, just checked the Gravely website - looks like they've come out with a modernized version of the old two-wheel tractors. Neat! I'll have to check those out....

Chris
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

PostBy: Berlin On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:42 pm

just bought a kubota B7800 w/ 60" belly mower, FEL, quick detatching bucket and forks, industrial tires. very happy with it, LOTS of power (4 cyl 30hp). what makes it great for mowing is that it's fairly light, however, it's a bit light in the back when using the loader. i'm thinking about having the wheels filled.
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PostBy: cheapheat On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:14 pm

Hey guys, nice thread Greg now not only will I have stove envy but tractor envy as well, All I have is a hand me down JD 160 38" lawn tractor but my lot is only a half acre. Some day I hope to have enough acres to bulldoze a nice USPSA shooting pit out back so I can play! Jim
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Channing 3
Stove/Furnace Model: Bagging my own rice coal

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:28 pm

Matthaus wrote:D7! Now we are talking some serious 'chinery! :lol:



And lots of levers ,after about 10hrs running this thing you are whipped . I am not sure if I will be able to handle it after going over to girlie man status with the stoker :) . Maybe I will keep the wood boiler for the exersize.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:35 pm

More tractors and equipment:

Hay equipment: New Holland 315 ? baler with two tow behind self loading
V-type dump bale baskets. Kuhn rotary haybine. NewHolland rake/conditionertedder, New Idea tow behind 5 bar rake, 3pt mounted rake. too many discs, cultivators, plows to list.

Main farm tractor: JohnDeere 2630 70hp farm/utility tractor. 2 wd.

Excavating equipment:
case 580 CK w/extendahoe. 2wd. It's a tired worn old machine, but starts everytime, needs bushings, paint. I replace a Hydralic hose or two every year, sure wish it was 4x4. I get stuck in sand with a full front loader bucket.
Hough 4 wheeled payloader. about 2 yard bucket, cummins 6bt engine, shuttle transmission, rear steer, not articulated. about 1958 or so, pre-ROPS. Use it to build a road out to my lake, probably will sell it now, not very maneuverable, and very heavy.
John Deere 450B dozer 6-way blade, new undercarrage and pins.. low hours, around 4000, good running machine, but too light for much more than grading, I borrow a cat D6 often.
Chevy 5yd dump Flintstone floors, but starts and moves dirt on the farm.

I would trade all the above 'excavating equipment' for one good 4x4 front loader backhoe, case or cat, or deere. It would do the work of all the above pieces with only one machine to maintaine

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:32 pm

Kubota B5100 4WD tractor with Woods 48" rear mount mower, Kubota 36" tiller, 48" rear blade.

AGCO ST43A 4WD tractor, enclosed cab (heat and A/C :-) ), 12 x 12 power shuttle, AGCO front loader, Woods 72" stone rake, Woods 72" scraper box, Woods 72" rear blade and Woods backhoe with 8" and 14" buckets.

Grasshopper 721D zero turn mower, 60" mower deck, Kubota 3 cyl diesel and deck mounted vacuum attachment.

Kawasaki Mule 4WD automatic, gas engine.

PUG, 4WD off road utility dump.

Cushman 3 wheel "meter maid" utility truck.

Plus lots of other things with engines.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

PostBy: Dutchman On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:14 pm

JD mfwd 7810's 150-hp handle the 30' drill, 12-row planter, batwing and most of the day to day chores, got 1 on the corn buggy right now chasing the 9550 combine. new 9560 has the soybeans almost done, got some corn to go yet.

8320 Deere pulls whatever the 7810's can't, plus the NH big baler (we bale our wheat straw). she'll pull the tandem disk when the big tractor is busy, also no-tilled some soybeans last year. got a 14' Meyers snowplow for when old man winter shows up. We got this one w/ the 18-spd powershift for snowplowing, spoils us otherwise

9200 JD for the chisel plow, disk, & harrow. didn't have any mud to pull the combine out of this year :oops:

JD 6200 mows grass and does some little things; got rid of the loader and bought a gehl skid-loader a few years ago. It's ok, definitely can get around better than the tractor loader could.
Dutchman
 
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