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  1. #11

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    Jun 2002
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    Location
    Tupper Lake, NY
    Tractor
    Kubota B7500 HSD

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    I don't care how careful you are you WILL get grease on yourself when you lube.
    -Terry

  2. #12
    Bronze Member
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    May 2003
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    Location
    VA
    Tractor
    JD4310/Sync Shift/ 430 loader /toothbar

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    And.. If you are mowing with new FEL on your tractor for the first time remember that it sticks out further than you think. The bucket is very efficient at snapping a 4X4 support post in half on your shed quicker than you can wink. Of course this could never happen to a seasoned veteran operator like me. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

  3. #13
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    Mar 2001
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    Location
    BUFFALO ,NEW YORK AREA
    Tractor
    kubota b2400- R4 tires

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    ADD THIS TO THE LIST. with hydro, don't get excited and press on the hydro pedal thinking it is the brake, don't ask how i know [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

  4. #14
    Bronze Member
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    Aug 2003
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    Location
    NY
    Tractor
    JD 4410, JD X748

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    3b Ther are at least 9 ways to reattach the 3PH. Only 1 is the right way. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

  5. #15
    Super Member Bob_Skurka's Avatar
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    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    <font color="blue"> NEVER let your wife know how much fun you are having on your tractor, as long as she thinks you are actually doing work, it will remain YOUR tractor. </font>

  6. #16
    Elite Member Gary_in_Indiana's Avatar
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    Apr 2002
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    Location
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Tractor
    John Deere 4200 MFWD HST w/ JD 420 FEL w/ 61" loader bucket & toothbar & JD 37 BH w/ 12" bucket

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    I bought my JD 4200 with the backhoe on it. I also got a "Box o' Parts" that was alleged to be my 3 pt. hitch arms (in pieces), all my clips, my drawbar and my top link. Never having seen the 3PH ON made assembling and installing it the first time was an interesting puzzle, to say the least.

    Bottom line is it's on and working so I'm happy. I doubt I'll ever break it down quite so far as it was when I got it, though. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
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    Location
    Michigan
    Tractor
    JD 2210

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    I thought I was supposed to have all of those left over parts [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Dave

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    If you have to change a tire/wheel in the field, don't do it with your dad. When you wake up after the lug wrench kicked back and knocked you out cold, you'll only wake up to him complaining about how things aren't getting done. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

  9. #19
    Platinum Member
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    Jul 2001
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    508
    Tractor
    L3410

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    Well, almost complete. Add:
    1. when engaging the pto (on most tractors) for a brush cutter or similar, push in the clutch first (if you have one), then engage the pto, and finally let the clutch out slowly while the pto shaft starts to rotate and picks up the load of whatever is attached (me, the first time I just popped the pto lever, and the engine darn near stalled as it tried to start rotation of the blades on a heavy duty brush cutter).
    2. when your temperature gauge starts to creep above the normal operating level, clean the screen in front of the radiator (it's usually clogged with stuff)
    3. when anything goes wrong, push in the clutch or otherwise disengage the engine - brakes on most tractors will not be able to stop them against the engine torque
    4. put a can of mosquito repellant and a pair of gloves in the tool box on your tractor
    5. and, per prior posts, do NOT let your wife realize how much fun you're having - complain a bit after each tractor session

  10. #20
    Super Star Member EddieWalker's Avatar
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    Tyler, Texas
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    Several, all used and abused.

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    Add wasp spray with the mosquito repelant.

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