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  1. #11

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
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    198
    Location
    Northern Sacramento Valley, Calif.
    Tractor
    JD 300B, JD 4310

    Default Re: New toys

    Jim-
    I have a 55 gal. 3pt. spray rig with boom and wand. Very handy.

    <font color=green>stan</font color=green>

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Aug 2000
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    Location
    California - S.F. East Bay & Sierra foothills
    Tractor
    Kubota L2500DT Standard Transmission

    Default Re: New toys

    <font color=blue>I have a 55 gal. 3pt. spray rig with boom and wand. </font color=blue>

    Perfect!!! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    That's high on my wish list, and it sounds like I drive right by your place on the way to my tractor property. Think it will fit in the bed of my mid-size pickup truck? [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    More seriously -- any chance you could post a picture of your rig? Also, did you buy it locally?


  3. #13

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
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    Location
    Northern Sacramento Valley, Calif.
    Tractor
    JD 300B, JD 4310

    Default Re: New toys

    Harv-
    Sorry, I don't have the equipment or expertise to send a pic, but will get a brochure for you. Got it from PBM in Chico. You basically "design" it yourself (with their help). You can select the type/size of boom(s), wand, pump, nozzles, valves, etc., and they will build it to your specs.
    Looking forward to getting some Surflan and Simazine down before the October rains. Pre-emergent herbicides are the way to go on non-crop areas and around established plantings. Will send private.


    <font color=green>stan</font color=green>

  4. #14

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    Location
    California - S.F. East Bay & Sierra foothills
    Tractor
    Kubota L2500DT Standard Transmission

    Default Re: New toys

    <font color=blue>Got it from PBM in Chico.</font color=blue>

    I picked up the PBM brochure from Green Valley Tractor a while ago. Nice-looking stuff.

    Guess I'd just better start saving up pennies.

    Thanks, Stan. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


  5. #15
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    Join Date
    Apr 2000
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    Location
    Grayson County, TX
    Tractor
    Kubota B2710

    Default Re: New toys

    Well there's a story behind that ballast. Before I put that on there I was leaving some undisturbed soil in between the disks in some places. Thats a piece of concrete left over from when they poured the slab on my shop bldg. It was heavy - probably over 100 pounds.

    I was almost finished when I heard a noise, looked back and saw that the "rock" had fallen down in between two inner disks and none of the disks would turn. After about 20 minutes of prying I finally got it out and mashed my little finger in the process. Its black and blue but fortunately it didn't break it. I would have cussed but nobody was around to appreciate it...

    I'm happy with the way the disk performed. It would have taken way longer to till what I went over with the disk. Of course it doesn't pulverize it like a tiller does, but it breaks it up 3 or 4 inches and thats all I wanted. And its fast. Now I need a single bottom plow to go along with it for the garden.

    By the way, the ground was not the real hard dry stuff we are used to in the late summer, so the disks dug in pretty good with the added weight. If the ground is real hard it might need more weight. Some of the ground had some vegetation on it and it did a pretty decent job on that too, especially when I made a second pass. I used the disk with the pedal floorboarded in medium range, and the 2710 never grunted at all.

    The disk has 16 grease fittings that held almost 2 whole cartidges of grease before I got started.

    As for the PTO shaft, I had **** with it. The plastic guard on the outside makes it virtually impossible to hold onto it while you cut it with a hacksaw. After cutting the inside shaft about 2" and trying to put it back I discovered that didn't do any good and that I would have to cut the outside shaft also - and the plastic guard. I have very sore shoulder, a slightly torn rotator cuff I think, and sawing with a hacksaw with it flopping in the breeze was difficult. Since my wife was there helping me hold it, I went ahead and let out a few expletives and it helped a lot. The bottom of the spreader is supposed to be 70 to 80 centimeters, which I guess is 56" to 60". When I started I could only get it about a foot off the ground. After cutting the shaft I got up to maybe 36" and I did the whole job that way because my hacksawing shoulder was done. So my swath was only about 25 feet or so, the book says it should cover a 40 foot swath. I plan to cut it off another 2" before I use it again. Maybe I'll let my 22 year old son do the honors since he ain't ruint his shoulder yet.

    I really like the spreader and, man does it sling that stuff out there. the settings aren't accurate. I set it up the way I though it should be and it threw out 50 pounds in about 20 seconds, so I cut it way back and had enought to make second passes the other direction. I look forward to using this thing alot.



    Alan L., TX

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
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    Location
    Houston, TX.
    Tractor
    2001 TN65, 1951 8N Ford

    Default Re: New toys

    He's talking about shortening the driveshaft, not cutting off the shaft sticking out the back of the tractor.


  7. #17

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
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    Location
    Houston, TX.
    Tractor
    2001 TN65, 1951 8N Ford

    Default Re: New toys

    Alan, one word. Sawsall.


  8. #18

    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Posts
    386
    Location
    NW CT
    Tractor
    Kubota B2410HSD

    Default Re: New toys

    Sawzall sure is the way to go, if you have one. Very handy for exhaust work on your car or truck too, I might add.


  9. #19

    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    73
    Location
    Kansas
    Tractor
    John Deere 4300

    Default Re: New toys

    Lono
    Railroad rail is weighed per 3 ft..Rail is classified by "pounds", for example 133lb rail is 133lbs per 3ft.Most modern rail is between 133 and 140 pound..I hope this clarifies this matter

    Hoghead

  10. #20
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
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    Location
    Grayson County, TX
    Tractor
    Kubota B2710

    Default Re: New toys

    Well I'm disappointed that one of you guys didn't jump on my poor arithmetic. 70 centimers is actually about 28 inches (not 60 inches - about 2.54 cm per inch), so I guess I really have the spreader at the right height already.

    Alan L., TX

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