Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
  1. #1
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    59

    Default Heavy Load

    Cleared an area for a new garden and came across this chunk of concrete. Easier to move in one piece, but as you can tell from the look of the rear tires, its heavy! The CT225 had no problem lifting it out even though it was buried in dirt. I was impressed.



    CT225 w/ 7TL Bob-Tach loader
    Deluxe suspension seat, rear hydraulics, mid PTO
    Woods RD7200 6' rear discharge finish mower
    Buhler C84SS 7' rear blade
    Meyer 6'6" loader mounted custom Bob-Tach snow plow

  2. #2
    Veteran Member carpenter383's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,021
    Location
    Indiana
    Tractor
    Kioti DK40SE

    Default Re: Heavy Load

    Nice! Just think, you COULD have been out there with a sledge hammer and a wheel barrow instead!
    “History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.” Douglas MacArthur
    "The obligation of every human being to God, is higher than his duty to country, and not even a majority in society has the legitimate right to interfere with a man's allegiance to him."James Madison

  3. #3
    Super Member dcyrilc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,473
    Location
    Woodinville, Washington
    Tractor
    John Deere 2240 MFWD

    Default Re: Heavy Load

    The real question, IMO, is what to do with it now?
    Cyril

    JD 2240 MFWD (with duels now)
    145 FEL, 8ft Rear blade (now I need a 12ft blade)



  4. #4
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    59

    Default Re: Heavy Load

    Quote Originally Posted by dcyrilc View Post
    The real question, IMO, is what to do with it now?
    That is a good question. Right now it is a giant paper weight to a pile of roofing tin that tends to move in high winds.

    The thing with these CT's is that they become a different animal between low and mid ranges. In mid range, this thing could be considered a dog, but in low it will pull stumps with the tires spinning. The loader gets some extra grunt in low too. The down side to this is when you need to use the loader to move a pile from one spot to another. You can either be patient in low covering a large distance or keep switching to mid. Either way, I an happy with my purchase.
    CT225 w/ 7TL Bob-Tach loader
    Deluxe suspension seat, rear hydraulics, mid PTO
    Woods RD7200 6' rear discharge finish mower
    Buhler C84SS 7' rear blade
    Meyer 6'6" loader mounted custom Bob-Tach snow plow

  5. #5
    Super Star Member Thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    12,124
    Location
    Lebanon,NH.
    Tractor
    Kubota L2800HST w/Frontloader & CC LTX1046

    Default Re: Heavy Load

    Sure do make project sooo much easier.

    Would make good stepping pad for shed door.

  6. #6
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    446
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Tractor
    Bobcat

    Default Re: Heavy Load

    From yr tires in the pics I can see that chunk is heavy, nice work

    I had the same problem with my 440 hydro I was always caught between ranges. Oh well Wallace tractor fixed that problem for me

  7. #7
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    59

    Default Re: Heavy Load

    I seem to get caught off guard with an unsuspecting load like a bucket of mulch or something when I have an "oh crap!!" moment and need to think fast and lower the bucket because I am on three wheels

    I was careful with this one though. Loader was scraping the ground at some points and I was still teetering a bit. Can't be too safe.
    CT225 w/ 7TL Bob-Tach loader
    Deluxe suspension seat, rear hydraulics, mid PTO
    Woods RD7200 6' rear discharge finish mower
    Buhler C84SS 7' rear blade
    Meyer 6'6" loader mounted custom Bob-Tach snow plow

  8. #8
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    446
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Tractor
    Bobcat

    Default Re: Heavy Load

    Do you have yr tires loaded?

  9. #9
    Super Member dcyrilc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,473
    Location
    Woodinville, Washington
    Tractor
    John Deere 2240 MFWD

    Default Re: Heavy Load

    Quote Originally Posted by gaberelli View Post
    I seem to get caught off guard with an unsuspecting load like a bucket of mulch or something when I have an "oh crap!!" moment and need to think fast and lower the bucket because I am on three wheels

    I was careful with this one though. Loader was scraping the ground at some points and I was still teetering a bit. Can't be too safe.
    Might be time to think of a tractor toy with a little more weight than that rear blade?
    Cyril

    JD 2240 MFWD (with duels now)
    145 FEL, 8ft Rear blade (now I need a 12ft blade)



  10. #10
    Elite Member CurlyDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    4,098
    Location
    Grants Pass, OR
    Tractor
    JD TLB 110

    Default Re: Heavy Load

    The real question, IMO, is what to do with it now?

    If you want to reduce it to rubble, pick it up in the loader just like in the picture, and give the unsupported edge a stout blow with a heavy sledge. You will be amazed at how easily unsupported concrete can be broken.
    40 Acres on a hill - fantastic view. JD 110 TLB, 4-n-1, 12" bucket, 18" bucket, Addington thumb, rock bucket (doubles as root grapple)

    Not only do we not understand the universe, if someone explained it to us, we would not know what he was talking about.

    Isaac Asimov

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Load Handler and soil strainer (lots of pics)
    By deere_x475guy in forum Projects
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-10-2007, 09:42 AM
  2. bucket weights
    By dknarnd in forum Parts/Repairs
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-05-2007, 11:38 AM
  3. Load Match
    By BillyP in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-01-2004, 06:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.