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    Silver Member bill6's Avatar
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    Default A word about HOWSE implements

    Over the past several months I have purchased 5 of them, and looked at lots of others. I like the fact that their red color is somewhat close to my Mahindra red 2415. But obviously color is not the major consideration in an intelligent purchase.

    I'm well pleased with my Howse equipment, so far. Remember, they offer an economy AND a heavy duty line in most cases. Their rough-cut (bush hog) and finish mowers have an excellent reputation. Perhaps not so on their post hole diggers and box blades?

    Just today I brought home a brand new 5' disc harrow, in the lower priced economy line. It looks great, very strong, greaseable gangs, and believe me the notched blades are VERY sharp!

    Some nice features on all Howse implements: durable powder coat paint, tough gearboxes, excellent parts diagrams and availability, wide range selection of equipment. On the negative side, often the data plate is very poorly riveted in place, and the model and serial number are barely legible (bad stamping).

    They are made in Mississippi, I think. Recent increases in fuel and transportation costs are changing the way your dealer may order implements; perhaps only the higher end ones will be profitable?
    Mahindra 2415g, FEL, clean & polished
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    Default Re: A word about HOWSE implements

    Yep, Howse Implement Company is in Mississippi.
    Bird

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    Default Re: A word about HOWSE implements

    My tiller is a reversible Howse and it is very well made with heavy plate. I work it hard...

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    Default Re: A word about HOWSE implements

    I purchased an extra set of blades for my Howse 5' rotary cutter and my Howse 6' finish mower. Hopefully I won't need to use the extra blades this summer.

    I have a set of gauge wheels for my 7' landscape rake; they make all the difference in being able to set a grade and smooth gravel properly.....
    Mahindra 2415g, FEL, clean & polished
    2005 Honda Insight 88 mpg
    2006 Ford Ranger, 41 mpg
    1976 Cessna 150, 28 mpg

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    Default Re: A word about HOWSE implements

    I have a Howse mod 500 shredder that I bought in 1992. I have abused it ever since trying to reclaim my land, shredding things 3X the size of what is recomended. When it was new the lower oil seal went out and I filled the gearbox with grease. Never a problem since. I'd buy another.
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    102 acres, and nothing but work! Wouldn't change it for anything.

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    I have a howse HD120 10' 3pt heavy duty mower.. It runs great... will knock down and chew up a 3" tree if you turn to wide

    soundguy

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    Default Re: A word about HOWSE implements

    I live about 80 miles from the factory so I thought I would give them a try. My Howse dirt scoop lasted one weekend before it became unusable from bending. The Howse Middlebuster, subsoiler bent the angle iron cross member badly the first time it was used. The Middlebuster plow furrow broke the second time it was used and a fine Chinese steel replacement is $50 plus shipping from Howse. I have a kubota L2800, 28 HP compact tractor so it is not like I am over powering the implements. They are just made of substandard steel from China. Glad you folks are enjoying some Howse products, somebody's got to keep them in business, but it will not be me.

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    Default Re: A word about HOWSE implements

    You guys seem familiar with Howse equipment so I'll repeat a question from last year:

    I'm still looking for the half-turn plastic screws that hold Howse pto-shield end covers in place.

    I posted a photo in this thread:
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/p...ml#post1077288

    Anyone?

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    Default Re: A word about HOWSE implements

    Remember.. they sell from economy to heavy duty.

    I wouldn't even consider buying economy grade ground engaging equipment!

    soundguy

    Quote Originally Posted by daBear
    I live about 80 miles from the factory so I thought I would give them a try. My Howse dirt scoop lasted one weekend before it became unusable from bending. The Howse Middlebuster, subsoiler bent the angle iron cross member badly the first time it was used. The Middlebuster plow furrow broke the second time it was used and a fine Chinese steel replacement is $50 plus shipping from Howse. I have a kubota L2800, 28 HP compact tractor so it is not like I am over powering the implements. They are just made of substandard steel from China. Glad you folks are enjoying some Howse products, somebody's got to keep them in business, but it will not be me.

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    Default Re: A word about HOWSE implements

    Quote Originally Posted by bill6
    I purchased an extra set of blades for my Howse 5' rotary cutter and my Howse 6' finish mower. Hopefully I won't need to use the extra blades this summer.

    I have a set of gauge wheels for my 7' landscape rake; they make all the difference in being able to set a grade and smooth gravel properly.....
    Would you happen to have a pic of the rake with wheels attached?
    Kubota L3400, FEL, BH75 back hoe, Land Pride 58"tiller, Melonzi 48" Root Grapple, Box Blade, Forks, PHD,

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