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  1. #11

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    Jun 2002
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    Southeastern PA
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    BX2200

    Default Re: Overseeder Options

    Hey, TresCrows...Would it be possible for you to post a pic of the 3PH frame on your Herd seeder? I'd just like to see how solid it is built. Any issues on the lift arm spacing for the BX?

    Thanks again,
    Andy

  2. #12
    Elite Member
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    Feb 2001
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    Kansas
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    Kubota BX2200, Kubota B2410

    Default Re: Overseeder Options

    Andy, I am in the middle of a computer upgrade that resulted in the loss of considerable data. I decided it was time for the ol'Gateway to move on and ordered a new Dell with all the kewl stuff including 80GB hard drive and a new scanner and a picture printer and a 21 inch screen--I can read your posts without my glasses [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img] . Unfortunately somewhere in the process of tranferring files I trnsferred some of them into outer space or such---so until I get the camera setup reloaded I am without pics.
    There is no issue with the mounting of the Herd M-96 spreader to the BX. The drive shaft will have to be cut and if not careful it is also possible to lift the spreader so high that the top link will hit the cross piece on the back of the tractor. I have had good succes with my Herd spreader with both my BX and my 2410. They are a good/friendly bunch and have sent me repair pieces--my own negligence --on open acount. Yep, you can bend the frame if the drive shaft is too long so I tied it out--yep it bent. The unit is pretty sturdy, has all metal gears, cast iron gear box and steel support arms. It should last many years with proper care--mostly cleaning leftover fertilizer from the unit after use. It has a number of grease zerks that also require lubrication before use. Sorry it took so long to get back but I am having a computer quandry here.
    I tell you what, y'all may have bigger tractors than me but this cool black and gray 2.5GHz mean machine I got here is bad to the bone--it is so fast smoke comes off it and the CDRW melt from the centrifugal force--perhaps a small boast and it devours whole files lickity split, awesome. Goodbye Gateway cuz this dude got a Dell [img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img] . J

  3. #13

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    Southeastern PA
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    BX2200

    Default Re: Overseeder Options

    Thanks, J. No rush. I'm also looking at the Garber seeder and it doesn't look nearly as solid. I'm sure it's reliable but I can't come to grips with attaching what appears to be a radiator hose to my PTO. At least I would have a tough time damaging it i.e. your Herd experience. BTW, I found a <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.turfco.com>Turfco</A> model aerator that is a little more expensive than the First Choice and may be more of a "professional" model. Not that there's anything wimpy about the First Choice.

    Yup, it's getting about time to retire the old Gateway P5 120 with overdrive, 80MB RAM, and 1.6 GB of hard drive storage. I'm on my third monitor, second modem, and fourteenth mouse pad, but she's patched together pretty well and has faithfully served me since 1996. I guess I don't know what I'm missing as far as processor speed. It'll probably be like my upgrade from the MTD to the BX. I'll probably wear eye protection when I boot the new PC up for the first time--if I can find the money for the upgrade after purchasing these next attachments.

    Andy

  4. #14

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    Southeastern PA
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    BX2200

    Default Re: Overseeder Options

    Oh yeah...

    TresRavens, how much was the Herd spreader, excluding the parts you destroyed?

    Muchas Gracias

  5. #15
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    Kansas
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    Kubota BX2200, Kubota B2410

    Default Re: Overseeder Options

    I think list was like 350 dollars and the place I bought it took maybe 10 percent off that. I am not sure--it has been 3 years now. It is a pretty good unit. Good luck. J

  6. #16
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    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

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    <font color=red>Thanks for the lead, Soundguy. I can't guarantee the Karma return on your time investment, but your future actions will certainly accrue to counterweigh your past actions and I, too, am hoping that all of my upcoming life actions reconcile my overdrawn Karma account--overdsrawn as a result of a questionable misspent youth. <font color=red>

    I wish i could chalk my karma debts up to youth, but i was fairly benign then, but now as an adult have really found out how to get into a pickle now and then!

    I believe my TSC one was farmstar, and yes, the pins ( which are welded on ) are cat1, and the toplink attatchment is cat 1 as well. There is an assemble which is part of the frame for the spreader that incorporates the toplink hitching area.

    Very light, and can be attatched without a crowbar or hammer, unlike many 3pt implimints. I like the pto setup the best, no worry about size/adjustment, etc... just make sure you have an allen wrench set.. as it doesn't come with one!

    live long and prosper..er.. or something like that. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Soundguy

    <font color=green>"Farmstar Equipment." Can you tell me offhand which brand it is? I'd like to find out a little more about the structure and dimensions of the hitch, as well. You mention that its size is a Cat 0 by dimension, but fits the Cat 1. Does it come with Cat 1 pins and a toplink mast? Again, the picure was incomplete.



  7. #17

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    Delaware
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    JD 4110 HST w/410 Loader and 60

    Default Re: Overseeder Options

    Andy,

    I'm contemplating the Turfco also because of the compatibility with the size of my 445 hitch. It's an expensive bugger but looks solid. I spoke with Jim at their company and he was very helpful. Buying direct is an advantage for me because all the dealers in my area seem put off by special order attachments--both Deere and kubota dealers.

    Let us know how your search turns out.


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