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  1. #2161
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    Eventfull Tuesday! Hand shoveled 2+ yards of "free dirt" onto my trailer. Started for home 30 mi away. About 6 mi down the road swung out to avoid debris at edge of road just below crest of a hill. As I pulled back in to avoid on coming traffic inside trailer wheel hit the debris pile with a resulting big bang. Using a combination of a bottle and scissor jack got the tire changed but not before hitting upper lip on edge of the trailer as I tried to get the bottle jack piston to retract. Jack slipped and I fell forward. Staff at local resturant "China Dinah, China, Maine" provided me a bag of ice for the lip. Still swelled quite a bit (daughter's comment when I got home "You look like the mayor of Whoville!" Oh and to round out the trip just as I fdinished changing the tire it began to rain adding more weight to the already heavy clay mix dirt. Sadly the anticipated "seat time" to unload and spread the load had to be post poned.
    Better day Wednesday Got the wet soupy mess unloaded and spread. Had to mix in some dry onsite dirt to keep tractor from sinking in past the front wheels.
    I pledge to learn to post pictures.

  2. #2162
    Veteran Member Gordon Gould's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by davcog View Post
    Hand shoveled 2+ yards of "free dirt" onto my trailer.
    Like they say, Nothing is "free".
    It is amazing what we have to do for free stuff. Glad you got thru it OK. Flat tire and busted lip is way better than a auto accident.
    "If you're not making any mistakes then you're not doing anything"

    L3010DT, Farmi JL290 Winch, ATI Grapple, BearCat 5" Chipper, 6' Rear Blade,
    7' Sickle Bar, 5' Land Plane Grading Scraper, Dresser TD7G Dozer

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    Veteran Member Gordon Gould's Avatar
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    Our town road crew has done an extensive amount of work to repair all the flood damage from last years storms. They ended up with a big pile of unuseable mostly twisted and/or torn culverts which they had pulled up. I saw a ten footer in the pile that was in pretty good condition and asked about it. The road forman said that a ten footer was to short to use anywhere along a town road and I was welcome to take it. So I did.
    Just so happens that I have a collapsed logging bridge that I need to fix. I am going to replace it with that culvert. A ten footer is fine for a tractor road. I got enough of the old logs pulled out to rough in a new ditch today. And will give it a couple days to see if it will dry out any before I finish excavating and install the culvert.
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    "If you're not making any mistakes then you're not doing anything"

    L3010DT, Farmi JL290 Winch, ATI Grapple, BearCat 5" Chipper, 6' Rear Blade,
    7' Sickle Bar, 5' Land Plane Grading Scraper, Dresser TD7G Dozer

  4. #2164
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    See that you have a back-up tool available.

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    Gold Member El Wood's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpham
    I went from this:

    <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=279108"/>

    To this:

    <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=279109"/>

    Now I'm moving these:

    <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=279110"/>

    To put a stone wall here.

    <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=279111"/>
    mpham,

    Nice work! I have a similar project I'm getting ready to tackle. It's a road through this...



    TODAYS SEAT TIME-image-3328233540.jpg


    Can you give me some details how you did it? Did you mostly use your FEL? Brush hog? Thanks!!

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    Veteran Member Gordon Gould's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by davcog View Post
    See that you have a back-up tool available.
    I hear ya on that
    One nice thing about having a winch on the back is that I can always, so far at least , pull myself out.
    "If you're not making any mistakes then you're not doing anything"

    L3010DT, Farmi JL290 Winch, ATI Grapple, BearCat 5" Chipper, 6' Rear Blade,
    7' Sickle Bar, 5' Land Plane Grading Scraper, Dresser TD7G Dozer

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    Platinum Member sparc's Avatar
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    Didn't take any photos but this past weekend I popped a tree stump out with the Bobcat. It was one that was cut down a dozen years ago and the stump was in a trail leading to the back of the lot. You had to remember to drive around it (we had a couple stakes marking it). I thought I moght be able to chisel some of it away with the corner of the bucket or maybe mount the ratchet rake if the bucket didn't work. When I hit it with the bucket I saw that the whole stump moved a bit. I figured if Ipished it from a couple directions I could loosen it up. So I did and was able to get the edgeof the bucket dug into the side and pried it up then got under it and snapped what was left of the tap root off about 4 feet down. After that it was just a matter of pushing it off to the side and fill the void in which only took 10 minutes more. All told about 20 minutes work and it was gone. Then I proceded to cut the field with the tractor.

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    Veteran Member Marveltone's Avatar
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    Spent two days mowing a seven acre field. It has been worked up many years ago but not planted, due to wet conditions from the adjacent swamp. The swamp grasses and wild flowers have since taken over and it's actually a pretty good wild hay field, but it's rough and the Canary grass is very tall and thick. Between the condition of the field and the rather limited power of my tractor, I was held down to 1.7 - 2.8 mph the whole time. Couple that with a 54" cutter and that makes for a big job for a rather tiny tractor and RC. At least I had some company, as a white tailed hawk was hanging around waiting for me to scare up some mice for his lunch.

    The reason I used the RC is I knew it would be a bumpy ride, and had no idea what to find in all that tall grass, so I wanted to clear it all first, then my renter has a huge field roller he can use to smooth out the surface. Hopefully, this will all make it safe to use a sickle mower next year when I plan to use it for hay.

    Joe
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    Fordson Major Diesel: Case 3-bottom Trip Plow, Case 12' Trip Field Cultivator, Kewanee 130 Disc, John Deere 1209 Mower Conditioner, John Deere 594LW Side Delivery Rake, New Holland Hayliner 273 Baler, 18' Spike-Tooth Harrow
    Ford 1510: Du-Al 105 Loader, "The Thumb" Grapple, Bush Hog RBC60 Rear Blade, Woods HC54 Rotary Cutter, Tarter 5' Heavy-Duty Hinge Back Box Blade, Buhler Farm King Y600 Snowblower

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    Super Member MossflowerWoods's Avatar
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    This past Sunday I finally got a little seat time.

    I muddied the PHD prepping a hole for a couple canna lillys my wife wanted. It was a spot where I'd ground out a pawlonia stump and the PHD popped loos some of the roots that have been suckering and making mowing a challenge.

    After planting the cannas (I used traditional hand PHD and my tamper/digging rod to clean up the holes) I tried todrop the PHD onto my PHD stand and it was going to fall over so it needs work now and I cannot unhook the PHD...

    Now I'm kinda stuck until I can find a way to stabilize (or find a level spot) for my PHD stand (or build a different one).

    I need to bush-hog, so I'm going to be forced to work on this this weekend I suspect.

    Be well all,
    David
    Former Submariner & Army SGT
    2011 Kioti DK50SE HST, KL-401 FEL w/72" bucket, tooth bar, & Ratchet Rake, 2 rear remotes, canopy, WR Long RBG72 Grapple, Woods BB72X cutter & TSG-50 stump grinder, TSC PHD, & more to come. Mowers 2003 JD LX266 42" deck mower, & old JD STX-38 (12.5 hp).

    Managing 51 Acres of Virginia hills with ponds & streams, mature market timber, riding trails, horse pasture, long gravel drive, veggie garden, & yard.

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    Default Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Quote Originally Posted by MossflowerWoods View Post
    This past Sunday I finally got a little seat time.

    I muddied the PHD prepping a hole for a couple canna lillys my wife wanted. It was a spot where I'd ground out a pawlonia stump and the PHD popped loos some of the roots that have been suckering and making mowing a challenge.

    After planting the cannas (I used traditional hand PHD and my tamper/digging rod to clean up the holes) I tried todrop the PHD onto my PHD stand and it was going to fall over so it needs work now and I cannot unhook the PHD...

    Now I'm kinda stuck until I can find a way to stabilize (or find a level spot) for my PHD stand (or build a different one).

    I need to bush-hog, so I'm going to be forced to work on this this weekend I suspect.

    Be well all,
    David
    Those unexpected projects will get you every time. Plans look good on paper, then reality strikes. Good luck! Hope you find a quick fix so you can get back on your tractor.

    Joe
    Fordson Major Diesel: Case 3-bottom Trip Plow, Case 12' Trip Field Cultivator, Kewanee 130 Disc, John Deere 1209 Mower Conditioner, John Deere 594LW Side Delivery Rake, New Holland Hayliner 273 Baler, 18' Spike-Tooth Harrow
    Ford 1510: Du-Al 105 Loader, "The Thumb" Grapple, Bush Hog RBC60 Rear Blade, Woods HC54 Rotary Cutter, Tarter 5' Heavy-Duty Hinge Back Box Blade, Buhler Farm King Y600 Snowblower

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