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  1. #21

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
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    37
    Location
    Maryville TN
    Tractor
    Kubota B7500DT

    Default Re: 200 hours in a year and three months

    Hard to beleive I'm at 32 hrs since delivery late on the afternoon of 9/12!

  2. #22
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    432
    Location
    Lampasas, Texas
    Tractor
    JD 4700

    Default Re: 200 hours in a year and three months

    I just got to 200 hours. It took 6 months. The majority of these hours were spent digging post holes for a fencing project. There is a lot of work left to do so I expect the hours to contine to pile up. For all the money I have tied up in this tractor and attachments the cost per hour is depressing. I need to get a lot more hours of use to get this down to something that makes the expense seem justified.

  3. #23

    Default Re: 200 hours in a year and three months

    I would be afraid to find out.................

  4. #24

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    1,807
    Location
    Sharpsburg, Md
    Tractor
    John Deere 4100 HST

    Default Re: 200 hours in a year and three months

    Centex,

    Unless you bought the the tractor to make money and earn a living, I wouldn't think about the hourly cost of owning it or operating it. Consider it a hammer or drill that cost you a little more money. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    I have earned a little extra money with mine. Just enough to cover the insurance and pay for some of the fuel. It's primary duty is to take care of my property and the market garden. I know that the CFO would not have given a blessing for mine unless we could justify it. It has been justified and paid for itself in the 18 or so months that I've owned it. One of the best investments in my life. Project the cost of depreciation over the next five years against one of your motor vehicles and you'll not regret the money spent.

    Terry

  5. #25

    Default Re: 200 hours in a year and three months

    Hi,

    I got 118 hours and my kubota B2910 will be two months old in a few days!

    I was wondering if I would get 200 on it befor the snow flies, but I just about got done what I need to this year. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

    And ALL my work has been on about 3/4 acre of my 3.7 acres that is available! Lots of diggle to improve my area [pond is something like 50x80] and so on.

    [I was going to edit this, but then I realized that I may have coined a new technical term "diggle" [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img] ]

    Probaly have a lot more seat time than that, as the first 50 hours I held the engine rpm down to 1,800 or so and the hour meter turned slower than my wrist watch...[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img] Actually the only time I run at rated rpm is when mowing...

    Bill in Pgh, PA

  6. #26
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    Join Date
    Aug 2001
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    3,099
    Location
    Bel Air, MD
    Tractor
    Kubota M8950, Bobcat 873 SSL & Kubota ZD-331

    Default Re: 200 hours in a year and three months

    I've put 65 hours on my Bobcat alone in the past 8 months -- In that same period, I have put about 80 hours on my tractor.

    No wonder it seems my weekends go by so fast.

  7. #27

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    26
    Location
    40 mi SE of Buffalo, NY
    Tractor
    Massey-Ferguson 1215

    Default Re: 200 hours in a year and three months

    It has taken me two years to hit 100 hours. Hope weather will cooperate next year to accelerate this usage. At this rate I know I won't have to worry about running out of work.

    Curt

  8. #28
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    686
    Location
    Westminster, Maryland
    Tractor
    Kubota B7300

    Default Re: 200 hours in a year and three months

    I just passed 97 hours at two years to the day.

    Last winter we had virtually no snow.

    With this summers drought, mowing time was way down.

  9. #29

    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    530
    Location
    Winchester, VA
    Tractor
    Kubota B-7500

    Default Re: 200 hours in a year and three months

    I have 115 hours in about 15 months. Mostly mowing and blade work, seat time goes fast but for me at least it is both a relaxing and enjoyable escape.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img]

  10. #30
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    May 2001
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    670
    Location
    Ontario, NY
    Tractor
    JD 790 (2001)

    Default Re: 200 hours in a year and three months

    It appears many of us are in the similar situations. Some of us, apparently, extreme situations.

    When I leave from work, people say, "Well, Chris are you going home to ride your tractor?"

    Especially when I leave at 3 PM.

    I can't imagine what they'd be saying if I had as many hours as some here!

    Buck

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