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    Default Re: Post your land projects! New 2520 owner here

    Chris not imbarassed at all. I am glad we could point that out to Mark so he can get those hoses out of harms way!
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    Default Re: Post your land projects! New 2520 owner here

    Now that we have the hoses securly tucked away... are there any other landscape / woodland improvement projects underway ?
    I had to resort to using the NH TC55 and Bradco 611 backhoe to build trails and remove stumps. This is why the next project is a stump grinder.

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    Default Re: Post your land projects! New 2520 owner here

    Here's a little stone wall started yesterday. The first thing I had to do was excavate down to some old drain pipe work, rearrange the configuration, and avoid the underground power. Not a day to have a beer in the cup holder.

    The 2520 was indispensable. I used the landscaping fork tines to harvest the large stones. The big center stone couldn't quite be lifted (almost though) so it was dozed and rolled through the mud. Rolling large stones is easy with the little forks - just be sure to keep everyone out of the way in case it gets away and starts to roll. They're also handy for dropping them onto another rock to split them, if you can catch the grain just right.

    I can't wait for this wall to be finished. It will be a big help catching heavy rains and eliminating erosion and a bad ice problem in the winter, and will also work as a loading dock hidden in full sight (shhh, that's a secret!).
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    Default Re: Post your land projects! New 2520 owner here

    Quote Originally Posted by Artillian View Post
    Here's a little stone wall started yesterday. The first thing I had to do was excavate down to some old drain pipe work, rearrange the configuration, and avoid the underground power. Not a day to have a beer in the cup holder.

    The 2520 was indispensable. I used the landscaping fork tines to harvest the large stones. The big center stone couldn't quite be lifted (almost though) so it was dozed and rolled through the mud. Rolling large stones is easy with the little forks - just be sure to keep everyone out of the way in case it gets away and starts to roll. They're also handy for dropping them onto another rock to split them, if you can catch the grain just right.

    I can't wait for this wall to be finished. It will be a big help catching heavy rains and eliminating erosion and a bad ice problem in the winter, and will also work as a loading dock hidden in full sight (shhh, that's a secret!).
    Chris,

    If you haven't backfilled it yet, you might condsider cutting that Tee out a rotating it 90 degrees and extending a pipe to grade and installing a clean out. Just a thought.

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    Default Re: Post your land projects! New 2520 owner here

    Chris how is that thumb on handeling the rocks? I lick my chops evey time I see that
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    Mechanos,

    Thanks, but if that pipe gets clogged up in that spot, there will be much bigger problems. The drain drops about 6 feet underground after that last turn. It was installed 30 years ago before I got it.

    To keep the intake clean, the perforated sections are surrounded by landscaping material. Another section I installed 3 years ago this way is working great. It's kind of a frankenstein system, but it's the best I could come up with with all of the factors at hand.

    LOVE that 990 by the way!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artillian View Post
    Mechanos,

    ...LOVE that 990 by the way!!!
    Thanks... I assume you are referring to my 955. It's been quite a trooper on my dirt project... right up until the engine laid down on me. I'm getting some things lined out in my barn so I and start the tear down/rebuild of the little Yanmar diesel.

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    I am impressed with the work the 2520 is completing with a backhoe. When I look at them in the sales lot, the size of the cylinders, hoses and brackets it is a larger work horse then I imagined.

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    Default Re: Post your land projects! New 2520 owner here

    Smalltown, I originally wanted the thumb for building stone walls. To be honest, my landscaping forks get much the same tasks done and with more flexibility than the thumb. These little backhoes are not very precise and it's usually more work than it's worth trying to set a stone. I adapted the thumb to the 46, but never really do much with it. Once in a while I use it for plucking something, but I'm just so much more used to thinking with my forks at this point. It's probably just my own preference.

    Mechanos, sorry. I misspoke. Goin too fast.. Of course, 955. Sorry to hear about your engine. I read your thread about reviving it [the tractor], but just a quick visit here and there. Your into it too far to turn back now!
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    Default Re: Post your land projects! New 2520 owner here

    Quote Originally Posted by Artillian View Post
    Smalltown,

    I hate to be a party pooper, but I think your hose hanger may be installed incorrectly. But hey, if you like it that way then there's nothing wrong with that. Plus, the mounting location that the installer found looks to be intuitive, if I were the sort of person to assemble things without reading first.

    Here is a scan of the Deere installation instructions for installing this hose hanger. These particular instructions are for the Front quick hitch, but the hose hanger installation is the same regardless and this is how the hanger is configured on my 2520. I'll try to get a picture, but it's probably going to slip my mind a few dozen times first.

    For the record, Smalltown's hose bracket is installed correctly for an old-style rig. Mine is a 2007 and is installed exactly the same way, i.e., bolted through a tab under the floorboard. I think this was a better way to do it and can't figure out why they changed it on the newer 2520's. Perhaps the newer models don't have the dedicated mounting tab?-our-2520-002-b-jpg
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