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    Default CVT tranny update New Holland 3045

    I tried to make this post awhile ago and it got lost in cyber space so if it appears twice my apologies.

    I was asked to update this forum as to how I like the CVT tranny after using it for awhile. I now have 130+ hours on the tractor and IMHO it has done more then I could have hoped for. I have put in a foundation, chipped brush, hauled logs, bush hogged and mixed cement with the new tractor and it has been a real treat. No stalling as some thought it might and the forward back leaver is not an issue. I particularly like push button the range selection. SO thumbs up for the new old tech, lol.
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    Default Re: CVT tranny update New Holland 3045

    I missed your initial post. Is this your first tractor? If not, how was the transition?

    Some mentioned / inferred that some dealers didn't perform adequate calibration - did you need to? or was the tractor already setup?

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    Default Re: CVT tranny update New Holland 3045

    I had a gas tractor, see my avatar, lol. There is definitely a change from gears to hydrostatic drives to CVT. There is a slight pause before engaging going from forward to reverse and a different feel that takes awhile to get comfortable with but once there it worked extremely well. This is my first cut tractor for sure but I really had my doubts when reading posts about the perceived differences between the hydrostatic and CVT. I have a Cub Cadet hydrostatic and it is a weird feeling with the lack of solid control going down an incline I don't get that with the CVT. It really does a good job with the dirt. I don't have teeth on the FEL but was able to gouge out and remove load after load of soil no problem. It sounds different and feels different but works great, lol.
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    Default Re: CVT tranny update New Holland 3045

    Quote Originally Posted by bironacad View Post
    I was asked to update this forum as to how I like the CVT tranny after using it for awhile.
    Glad the CVT has been working out for you. I have yet to try one on
    a tractor....it does look like a very promising alternative to HST.

    I see you are using ARXX ICFs. Did you pour all the stem walls with your
    tractor mixer?! Or did you shute it or pump it?
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    Default Re: CVT tranny update New Holland 3045

    Quote Originally Posted by dfkrug View Post
    Glad the CVT has been working out for you. I have yet to try one on
    a tractor....it does look like a very promising alternative to HST.

    I see you are using ARXX ICFs. Did you pour all the stem walls with your
    tractor mixer?! Or did you shute it or pump it?
    I have a bum ticker so I did the footing in stages (13+ yards) with the mixer. A few hours ever other day depending on weather and how I felt. Five cubic feet per mix, 70+ mixes, yikes so I pumped the 7+ yards for the ICF, lol
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    Default Re: CVT tranny update New Holland 3045

    I have the same mixer and my ticker only keeps me guessing. All I know is, shoveling that thing full is a workout for me. How do you fill yours? Hoppers, or like me, with the 'hand operated backhoe?'
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    Default Re: CVT tranny update New Holland 3045

    Quote Originally Posted by Short Game View Post
    I have the same mixer and my ticker only keeps me guessing. All I know is, shoveling that thing full is a workout for me. How do you fill yours? Hoppers, or like me, with the 'hand operated backhoe?'
    To load the mixer I was using a three\two\one mix, so to keep the proportions right I had sever drywall pails and filled them and dumped them into the mixer. For filling the footings I dumped into a wheel barrow or right into the form. Note the happy faces, lol, my cousins heart is worst then mine.
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    Default Re: CVT tranny update New Holland 3045

    Since one of the selling points of this mixer was that a full load uses one whole sack of cement, I developed a technique for adding the cement. When it's time to put it in, I toss it in, sack and all. Of course, I get someone to help me lift it. After just a few tumbles, the sack is torn open and emptied, and the paper comes to the top and I just pull it out.

    It's hard for me to believe now, except for my bad back reminding me, that I used to be a hod carrier, and then after that, a brick, stone, and block layer. Now I weigh 46 pounds more than a sack of cement and it hurts to put on my socks in the morning.
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    Default Re: CVT tranny update New Holland 3045

    As I often say it is not the age but the mileage. I chose wear out instead of rust out lol. Take it easy with you in spirit.
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    Default Re: CVT tranny update New Holland 3045

    Quote Originally Posted by bironacad View Post
    As I often say it is not the age but the mileage. I chose wear out instead of rust out lol. Take it easy with you in spirit.
    That is a great line!

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