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    Default What are these acronyms

    Hello, new to this site but find it has great info. I,m new to the farm/ranch work and need some info. on some of these things you guys mention. My wife inherited 70 acres in Flatonia,Tx and we are building a house on the property. I come from Ca., (ya,ya another prune picker, haha). My mother grew up in Tx and my dad comes from Oklahoma ( what a combination huh). Anyway, I'm retired now and am going to learn everything I can. I have a JD4630 for all the big stuff and am going to buy a smaller tractor. My question is, what do these mean?
    ROPS
    Cut
    PHD
    and anything else that I have forgotten.

    Thanks for any input
    Dick Austin

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    Super Member ronjhall's Avatar
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    Default Re: What are these acronyms

    Dick
    Welcome to TBN. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    Here is a link to TBN Glossary. Click Here

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    Default Re: What are these acronyms

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Hello, new to this site but find it has great info. I,m new to the farm/ranch work and need some info. on some of these things you guys mention. My wife inherited 70 acres in Flatonia,Tx and we are building a house on the property. I come from Ca., (ya,ya another prune picker, haha). My mother grew up in Tx and my dad comes from Oklahoma ( what a combination huh). Anyway, I'm retired now and am going to learn everything I can. I have a JD4630 for all the big stuff and am going to buy a smaller tractor. My question is, what do these mean?
    ROPS
    Cut
    PHD
    and anything else that I have forgotten.

    Thanks for any input
    Dick Austin

    You can make jokes now


    LONG LIVE TEXAS


    )</font>


    ROPS is Roll Over Protection System
    CUT is Compact Utility Tractor
    PHD is Post Hole Digger
    FEL is Front End Loader
    MMM is Mid Mount (Belly) Mower
    RFM is Rear Finishing Mower, more properly called a Grooming Mower, but RFM is the acronym used most frequently on TBN. The MMM and RFM are used for the same thing (lawn cutting). The only difference is the position of mounting, which is obvious from the names.
    PTO is Power Take Off which is the shaft used to drive implements. All CUT's have rear PTO's. Some have Mid-PTO's as well (drives MMM and front snow blowers or brooms).

    One that isn't an acronym, but seen frequently on TBN is Bush Hog. This is actually a Rotary Cutter used for heavy brush and field mowing (stuff you'd tear a MMM or RFM up if you tried to mow with them). Bush Hog is actually a manufacturer's name, but the term is used somewhat generically.

    That's a start...

    One more you'll read occasionally is ANSI ( American National Standards Institute) which determines and standardizes the specs these tractors are built to, as far as safety and rollovers.

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    ROPS is Roll Over Protective Structure.
    Lets get it right guys.
    Ken [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Welcome to Texas, and congratulations on escaping California.
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    The one I like is FOD, Foriegn Object Damage, or tree limbs falling on your machine and you. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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    The other guys already answered your question. But i would still like to welcome you to TBN and congrats on being RETIRED. you might want to fill in your profile a bit.

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    Default Re: What are these acronyms

    Thanks to everyone who answered my post. I really appreciate it. I think that I have only touched on and seen the very beginning of the acronyms/abbreviations. This next step of my life has taken me to some very interesting places and things. It's not hard to learn, there's just a lot to learn. I love it. Thanks again and what a great resource for all the things to learn.

    Dick Austin

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    Default Re: What are these acronyms

    Maybe not directly relating to tractors in general but we use these expressions just the same when building our projects in the pole barn:

    FUBAR = Fouled up beyond all recognition

    KISS = keep it simple stupid

    this one is my favorite. Sounds to me like an Indian word, I have a hat with this on the brim.

    YYSIUA = Yes, you screwed it up again

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    SNAFU = situation normal all fouled up
    TARFU = things are really fouled up
    BOHICA = bend over here it comes again
    HMFIC = (wife) [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
    SWWBO = she who will be obeyed (wife)

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