Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:56 am

Happy Easter Everyone
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:03 am

Happy Easter to one & all, lets stay safe give thanks & enjoy the day.
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:57 pm

Hey Fred... if i hook your brush hog next to mine, i could mow down fields quicker. Its deffinitley seen a long life. Mine has the usual dents and bumps, where that unseen rock was thrashed around under it. Nice little tractor, good gas mileage, rake/tedder puller.
Done with setting H braces around field for today, about 4 more to do for one field, then start running barb & hitension electric wire. Now for a good easter meal. Happy easter to all. only thing missing is sunday nascar race.

Gawd i hate multi flora rose brush.
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:16 pm

Gawd i hate multi flora rose brush.


Wrecks pasture fencing and eventually you have to push it back as it is next to impossible to get under to cut it away. I had to push back a 30' deep patch of 10' high plants that had been feeding on aged horse manure for ten years. So I got out my Caterpillar 955H. With a bucket it's about a 25ton tracked loader - unstoppable. It actually stopped the machine in its tracks and the fight began - just incredible. Nothing kills it.
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:20 pm

I'm with the both of you on that rose brush :mad3: :blowup:
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:05 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
Gawd i hate multi flora rose brush.


Wrecks pasture fencing and eventually you have to push it back as it is next to impossible to get under to cut it away. I had to push back a 30' deep patch of 10' high plants that had been feeding on aged horse manure for ten years. So I got out my Caterpillar 955H. With a bucket it's about a 25ton tracked loader - unstoppable. It actually stopped the machine in its tracks and the fight began - just incredible. Nothing kills it.



I had a patch about that size on lower edge one field. Took the 1750 Olliver with bucket down low, about a foot off ground, brush hog running, and drove right into on edge, half brush hog width. back and forth over and over. Finally got it all cut down. Main trunks on some were about 2.5 inches in diameter, made some good banging in brush hog. Plus i had to keep ducking and dodging the whipping stems as they sprung up between the front and rear tires. Then scrapped what was left to get main roots out of ground. Been spraying any new growth from roots with round up in late spring. For older established, do the same, round up it every spring/summer. Its killing it off slowly. gonna mix 2-4-D and round up together this year and see how that works. Not big on using diesel and 2-4-d as someone told me,yet they said that mix will kill it.
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:28 am

Ah the 1750 with the Waukesha engine -fabulous. Weight and power, fabulous in tractor but not so good in a woman.
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:26 pm

AMEN to that. Hauled some hay for Amish neighbor today. Tried for 60 bales--yes there is a tool box in the bed. Damn, only got 57. 90 Chev 1/2 ton w/ load levelers. She done good, each square bale 35--40 lbs. Shoulda took the plow truck but, no brakes---that's why we have hills around here. :clap: toothy PS--had to buy a blade bolt for the bush hog today--John Deere, left hand fine thread with nut. Head about the size of a silver dollar, collar & then threads--7/8 or 13/16 X 2 1/2 inches long ??? ANYHOWWWW 78.00 friggin dollars--GOOD NEWS--made in the USA DAMN :shock:
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:00 pm

freetown fred wrote:AMEN to that. Hauled some hay for Amish neighbor today. Tried for 60 bales--yes there is a tool box in the bed. Damn, only got 57.

F-Fred, how long you been loading hay???? Anyone knows you can get 3 bales in the cab!!! :lol:
Try it next time :up:
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:52 pm

What was I thinkin??? :clap: toothy
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:21 pm

GOOD NEWS--made in the USA DAMN
- no with Deere it's "assembled" in the USA. Wait until the next delivery of tractors from China comes along that are "assembled" in the USA. They come on pallets, tractor, wheels and a few minor things. They put on the wheels add a US battery and the sticker Assembled in the USA,and off they go. They are as much assembled here as Mahindra. I hope you feel good about making Bill Gates (owns 20%) even richer. As you can tell I Iove Deere. I can't get parts for my wonderful AMT 600 as it's now "obsolete". They want me to buy a crappo Chinese $20,000 gator instead. PKH u Bill! I have discovered even more ways of making duct tape hold things together. Psst, next time try Fastenal, 3737 Luker Road Cortland, NY 13045. Hey whilst your there go on a hot date---- HAHAHAHAHAHA, I slay myself.
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:18 pm

[quote="coalnewbie"]Ah the 1750 with the Waukesha engine -fabulous. Weight and power, fabulous in tractor but not so good in a woman.[/quote
Its the work horse, got a 54" VAC14 for light tasks, raking, tedding. Have plowed with vac, 2 bottom 2x12 dearborn, pulls it better than the 8N i had a few years back, guess 8 more horse power is the difference. vac has the 3 point eagle setup on it. downside to vac no live pto or hydraulics.
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:11 pm

Nice Farmage and Tillage stuff coupled with great amounts of rural wisdom..! Got back home...Easter couldn't have been better ! It's so good to have the snow falling tonight after experiencing those high 70's and 80's several weeks ago...I could puke...Time to persevere and/or leave this promised land so I can move to a warmer,bug infested place . Seriously,take care everyone ! :lol:
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:59 pm

Don't know about you brother Bob, but I've had about enough perseverein' to last 4 lifetimes! :crazy: I WANT OUT!! :out:




Speakin of tractors .... was bored today, so I decided to eliminate ALL safety devices on my John Deere G110 ( lil' tractor :lol: ). J/D seems to be PETRIFIED of lawsuits, judging by the amount of effort that went into designing & building this safety system. Took me quite a while to figure out how to eliminate them & still have the blades work, the engine turn over, and stay running once started.

One of the first things I eliminated was the reverse lockout - did that when it had .2 hours on in back in '05. Most annoying safety device on the planet: EVERY time you try to go backward with the blades running, the son of a bitch would stall ... unless you were quick enough to hold that damn button in on the dash. I immediately unplugged that & installed a jump wire. Today, I decided to eliminate that stupid seat switch, which kills the damn engine every time you hit a big bump, or shift your ass in a different position to grab the bottle of white lightnin' when it slides out of the cupholder ( did I say that out loud? ). Takes a long time to make a batch - can't be wastin' now! :nono:

Can't believe I've put up with this damn thing for 7 years. In addition to that stupid thing, there's the brake switch which also kills the engine if you lift your ass off the seat when the brake is not set. Obviously, the 2 are tied together. But as I found out later, it's ALSO tied to the mower switch! They certainly wanted to confuse backyard mechanics .... but I ain't no backyard mechanic. I work on my *censored* out front.

First, I simply unplugged the seat switch. Easy. Fixed the stalling when I lift my ass ... but if I release the brake to move, or engage the mower, it dies. SO I stick a jumper between 2 of the 4 female connectors. It IMMEDIATELY dies. So I switch it to the other 2. Still dies when I release brake. So I spot a relay with similar colored wires going to it, so I unplug it ... and in the process of removing it, I remove the skin from my thumb & index finger on opposite hands, and managed to tear the mount right off the front of the relay. Epoxy to the rescue! So now I decide to figure out whether I'm dealing with power or ground in this system. Turns out, both - depending on whether or not the brake is set. When the brake's set, it sends 9 volts to the seat switch. When released, the switch grounds the other wire. Strange. I try plugging the relay back in - no change. Seems to not do anything. Maybe it was there to control the reverse lockout that I previously eliminated. Who knows. Getting a wiring diagram online for a John Deere is like getting one for a Harley-Davidson or GM product -- everything is a big damn secret. SO now I create a 3 pronged jumper & stick that in the 3 separate wires going to the seat switch (4th is a jumper from factory). NOW I can start & go without any seat switch function ... but engage the blades & it croaks. SO now, I disconnect the mower switch ( electric on this model - works exactly like your A/C compressor clutch on your car). Looking at the 6 connections at the switch, I determine which ones control the blade clutch & remove the rest from the plug. Now the damn starter don't work! So I throw the purple wires back in, and leave the white/black & white wires out. Success!!

I sure bled an awful lot just for this. But it's so much nicer being able to mow at 10 mph, hang my ass off one side & stick my leg in the air, then reach down toward the blades for me hooch! Haven't spilled a drop yet! :drunk:
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Re: Easter weekend coffee 4-7-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:06 am

SMITTY wrote:I sure bled an awful lot just for this.


Ouch!

I've defeated the seat switch on my zero turn Toro, but the brake switch drives me nuts. It will not start unless the hand powered parking brake in "on". I went once to defeat it and, as yours, it has a relay and is connected to other crap. Now that I've read your story I want to do it, but.... I don't wanna bleed! Smitty.....How much you get for a house call?
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