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  1. #141
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    Default Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    Quote Originally Posted by 3v0 View Post
    Almost, weight works against you when moving an object up a slippery slope with limited traction.

    40 or so years ago I was told JD's were winning the stock tractor pulls because they were built lighter. This would let them pull in the next lighter class where the other tractor had less HP. I am not saying they were less study but you did have to add more weights for field work.

    This info came from a biased source, my dad, who owned IH equipment, but I expect it was true at the time. My uncle was a green man. I do recall the green parts were considerably more expensive. But that could have been due to the local dealers.
    I respectfully disagree...
    A 2wd pick up truck needs additional weight placed in the bed in order to get traction going up a slick hill...
    4wd trucks go good in the snow due to the front wheels pulling and the additional weight placed over the drive wheels help gain traction...
    Another reason front wheel drive cars do better in the snow than rear wheel drive cars...

  2. #142
    Platinum Member the old grind's Avatar
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    Default Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    If the OP's slope was indeed "30^" I doubt there'd be that much weight/traction on front wheels, anyway. Front wheel drive can lose some of its traction advantage going up steep inclines, esp so when center of gravity is tractor-high vs car-low.

    I'll always believe that tractor color is as important as ... hair color & I'll stand behind Carl 'til he gets a blue one. (5 pages to go, paisano...)

  3. #143
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    Default Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    When are you people going to quit thrashing this poor old guy . This has gone on for two weeks . That is his story and he's sticking to it .

  4. #144
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    Default Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    Hmmmm. A JD pulls out a bigger Bota, Sounds like the guy needs driving lessons....or maybe the wife got the keys for the Bota ?

  5. #145
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    Default Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Bert View Post
    Not sure how this will help, but here they are.

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    You think 2500# is a lot of weight for an 18' trailer? I thought it was pretty average.
    The best tires for shallow snow on grass vs the worst. Well, actual knobbys are probably the best.
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  6. #146
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    Default Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    And BINGO we have another slam . Let him up . This may make THE longest running post EVER .

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    Default Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin37b View Post
    And BINGO we have another slam . Let him up . This may make THE longest running post EVER .
    Naw, this is just a continuation of the same old color pissing match. The problem is JD owners are always so insecure because they feel sheepish deep inside for paying so much more for just a color.
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  8. #148
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    Default Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin37b View Post
    And BINGO we have another slam . Let him up . This may make THE longest running post EVER .
    The longest running stupid post ever. The poor OP was simply reporting an experience.

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    Default Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    I have a john deere blanket on the couch in the shop office.

    Carl should have, and quite possibly did, know what he was starting. Why pity him ?

    The best way to stop this thread is to stop posting to it.

  10. #150
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    Default Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    The longest running stupid post ever.

    The best way to stop this thread is to stop posting to it.

    thank you for posting that...

    c'mon we can only talk about piston ring tolerances only so long.
    And it is easy to unsubscribe, but this thread certainly does have its humor.
    A lot of things get taken seriously here but this isn't likely to be one of them.
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