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    Epic Contributor MossRoad's Avatar
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    Default Too busy for PT seat time?

    All quiet on the Power Trac front?

    I know I've been too busy to do any projects lately, but my kid finished up cross country yesterday, so I'll be getting home an hour and a half earlier each day and daylight savings should kick in soon, so a little more light in the evenings should help, too.... just in time for leaf cleanup.
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    Default Re: Too busy for PT seat time?

    Did a little firewood job. Friend at work had an oak taken down and i got the wood. Used the bucket to pick up the rounds, man oak is heavy! Mostly on a whim, i said i'd bring the tractor to spread the chip pile out. Really glad i had the pt to pick up the rounds to load into the trailer though.

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    Default Re: Too busy for PT seat time?

    It is good to hear from you anyway. My project last week was flipping two side walk sections over (one at a time) to gain access to a leaking pipe. The weight estimate was 600 pounds each. Very difficult by hand, pretty easy with the 422. I did not get pictures. I have to put them back in a couple of weeks and will try to get pictures then.
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    Default Re: Too busy for PT seat time?

    I guess everybody's machine is working as advertised.

    But to get a little cross talk here, what do you guys think about whether motor oil or hyd fluid is best for a hyd system?

    I know I am not going to change until someone convinces me that the motor oil is detrimental, and explain why the Power-Trac's have been using it for all these years, and have not had obvious hyd problems.

    I know some of the larger machinery also uses motor oil as the hyd fluid.
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    Default Re: Too busy for PT seat time?

    I have been watching mine every day from afar on the security camera. Neighbors son comes up once a week to water trees so it gets a bit of use. But it is sad, just sitting in the carport. So much to do..... Now in Miami for a month..
    Power-Trac 1850, grapple, hoe, 90" mower, 72" box blade

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    Epic Contributor MossRoad's Avatar
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    Default Re: Too busy for PT seat time?

    J_J I have no plans to change either. No issues yet from anyone here on TBN and its been 10 years.
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    Default Re: Too busy for PT seat time?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodlandfarms View Post
    Now in Miami for a month..
    Could be worse... I guess.
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    Default Re: Too busy for PT seat time?

    according to my fluid power professor at the college I am attending he claims as long as the seals are compatible and oil is of proper viscosity no damage should be done , but I might cause damage by switching to hydraulic oil due to incompatibility of base oil (acid reaction) or have to extensively ''flush'' the system to prevent cross-contamination, my pt is still sitting in the woods waiting for me to have time to work on the treadle control, I will probably ''winterize it'' and leave it set till next spring when I have more time

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    Epic Contributor MossRoad's Avatar
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    Default Re: Too busy for PT seat time?

    What town are you near in SW Michigan? I'm down in South Bend.
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    Default Re: Too busy for PT seat time?

    washita ,

    Is your treadle control cable or hyd?

    Why not turn on the towing valve and tow the machine of pull it up on a trailer?

    Rats and other varmints can get in there and chew or tear up things.
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