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    Re: Can a tractor clear this?

    Have you looked at the FREE satellite pictures of your property on Google Earth?
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    Re: Recommended attachment for roots

    Why did not you mention rocks in Post #1?
    How large are the rocks?
    Do you have gravel or >3" rocks with inertia?

    Three Point Hitch mounted Disc Harrows are banks of wheels. They do not...
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    Re: Recommended attachment for roots

    Here are used tractors listed on eBay, using Chattanooga, TN as the search point.

    LINK: -Caterpillar in Industrial Tractors | eBay
  4. Buying Advice Re: Narrowed it down to 2 tractors: Help me decide

    ~~ X 2 ~~
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    Re: 82 inch tiller..32 pto hp

    If you have HST tractor transmission, and if you think your Three Point Hitch has the capacity to lift the tiller weight, it will probably work but you will have to progress slowly. (An 84" tiller...
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    Re: Recommended attachment for roots

    KTHOMPSON is right: Tractors are designed to PULL. Forget the FEL for anything heavy duty. Use the Three Point Hitch. ~~Let those big rear wheels work.

    I use a Dirt Dog (brand) Field...
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    Re: Can a tractor clear this?

    Tractors are theft prone. Tractors on trailers are more theft prone. Be very cautious about leaving a tractor unattended in a yard for more than a short period.
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    Re: Can a tractor clear this?

    A tractor-loader with a Ratchet Rake attachment on the bucket will handle what you want to clear.

    VIDEO: ratchet rake brush clearing - YouTube

    Ratchet Rake is also excellent for piling brush....
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    Re: Pay at the Pump With Cash

    Good to see you back, EPIC BIRD. There have been search parties looking for you.
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    Re: Pay at the Pump With Cash

    It is absolutely clear the trend in our society is away from cash and toward card and electronic payments.

    I cannot imagine many businesses investing in equipment to take cash. Reconciling cash...
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    Buying Advice Re: How much do I need?

    Once you get a tractor, neighbors who do not have tractors, but have tractor tasks, materialize from far and near, bearing pies.

    Once you get a tractor, new tractor uses will occur to you...
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    Buying Advice Re: How much do I need?

    On small tractors, like the L2501, the down oriented teeth on a Ratchet Rake will do everything a Box Blade will do but more slowly.

    When you buy a Box Blade you are buying steel to make the Box...
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    Re: Which compact tractor is the narrowest?

    I volunteer in a small organic Rabbiteye blueberry patch. We have 240 plants, generally add an additional row of 20 plants from cuttings, each January.

    We plant 8' on center. We tractor with a...
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    Buying Advice Re: How much do I need?

    Unless subject to severe weather, flooding and heavy use, the Ratchet Rake should suffice. At any rate, start there.

    Roto-tiller will get to the bottom of pot holes.
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    Buying Advice Re: How much do I need?

    Kubota L2501 threads in the TBN archive:

    Kubota L2501 site:tractorbynet.com - Google Search

    Many pages ~~don't stop at page one. Lots of info on options for the L2501.
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    Buying Advice Re: How much do I need?

    Only the 10% who were raised on farms with tractors were not rookies in the beginning.

    Most attachments are generic, including the Piranha Tooth Bar, so they will fit Kubotas, John Deeres,...
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    Buying Advice Re: How much do I need?

    Three Point Hitch is the standardized equipment on the rear of tractors to which most implements (tools) are connected with large pins. Three Point Hitch makes the tractor and implement one unit. ...
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    Buying Advice Re: How much do I need?

    BX series has 9" of ground clearance. You may find this limiting. Two speed transmission yields top speed of 6.5 mph. It will take awhile to move around five acres.

    L2501 has full size tractor...
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    Re: 5' Rotary Cutter OK With B2650?

    I have air only in the R4/industrial tires on my L3560, which weighs about 5,400 pounds. I run over lawns in the residential development in which I live on a daily basis with no damage to the St....
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    Re: Bent Push Rods-John Deere M

    Using starting fluid in abundance can bend push rods.
  21. Re: Grand L series suspension seat any upgrades

    The TBN archive is your friend: Grand L seat site:tractorbynet.com - Google Search
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    Re: What am I missing

    Draft Control.

    Used when employing Moldboard Plows, sometimes with heavy Box Blades. As Moldboard Plows are now seldom employed, Draft Control is an option on many compact tractor models. Big...
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    Re: 5' Rotary Cutter OK With B2650?

    Presumably you have pretty good tractor experience with the B7500. You should realize how important tractor stability is, especially in hilly West Virginia.

    Don't go up one increment. It takes...
  24. Buying Advice Re: Narrowed it down to 2 tractors: Help me decide

    Tractors are inherently unstable. I would not operate a tractor without a ROPS. I have never rolled a tractor but I have been close numerous times. Just when you least expect it, a wheels falls...
  25. Re: Little Grey Fergies/Massey 35/135 for vegetable farming

    You can adjust both front and rear wheel width on a 2-WD Ferguson. (All Ferguson's were 2-WD)

    On 4-WD drive tractors the front wheels lose the width adjustment but rears should adjust.

    You...
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    Re: Which compact tractor is the narrowest?

    Research the Three Point Hitch carefully before you buy a subcompact tractor. Some have a Category '0' hitch, some have a Category I/limited hitch, which limits which implements fit and may limit...
  27. Buying Advice Re: Narrowed it down to 2 tractors: Help me decide

    You need tractor weight to deal with big rocks.

    You will be down a bit with horsepower with both tractors due to your 5,100 feet altitude.

    SNOWBACK: Good analysis.

    See if you can negotiate...
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    Re: Biggest disc a MX5100 can handle

    The wheels bear whatever load the operator desires, so draft force may or may not not be a limiting factor.

    However, this non-Three Point Hitch towed Disc will require a lot of room to turn and OP...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Newbie needing advice for first tractor

    Here is a LINK to the Kubota web site. Neither the Kubota 'BX' nor 'B' series has enough heft for your requirements.

    Research within the 'L', 'Grand L' and 'MX' series.

    I understand you are...
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    Re: Potential Newbie owner

    Tractor cabs are expensive. You can't really add a cab enclosure after purchase, because you also need air conditioning in that glass box.

    T-B-N surveys indicate residential use tractors record...
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    Re: Potential Newbie owner

    L6060: GO FOR IT!
  32. Re: Big difference in turning radius: Kioti NX5510 vs Kubota MX5200 vs Mihindra 2555

    Partly for maneuverability, partly because turning with brakes was easier than wrestling the steering wheel before tractor power steering became available.
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    Re: Potential Newbie owner

    About 60% of my tractor time is non-commercial in woods. For my conditions the width and weight of the L3560 is just right. Had I 35 acres, I would buy a bit larger/heavier.

    I would not say the...
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    Re: 380 shot shell

    Ahh........

    Thank you.
  35. Re: Big difference in turning radius: Kioti NX5510 vs Kubota MX5200 vs Mihindra 2555

    Intentional mis-representation is FRAUD, subject to both civil and occasionally criminal penalties.

    VW is paying the price, BIG TIME, for fraud regarding their diesel engines.
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    Re: Biggest disc a MX5100 can handle

    A wheeled Disc Harrow has hydraulic power to raise the pans, relative to the frame, so you can adjust the tilling depth, therefore draft force, much more than with a non-wheel Disc Harrow. Do you...
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    Re: 380 shot shell

    Why start with a .223 case?

    Why not start with a 9mm Luger case?
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    Re: Potential Newbie owner

    I am responsible for 35+acres of Pine forest. About 7 freshly planted, the rest big old tall pines with many areas of almost impenetrable undergrowth and with little evidence of good management....
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    Re: cultivator sweeps

    I was seeking the same information you are. Found an original Ferguson brochure on eBay and bought it to post here. (Thank you, J. K0ua, for providing technical assistance.)

    Old information...
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    Re: cultivator sweeps

    I am so glad you asked. My first opportunity to provide this reference:

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachments/360864-ferguson-sweeps-shovels.html?highlight=Sweeps+and+Shovels
  41. Re: Advice - Rotary Mower - Tarter vs Agri Four

    In Florida, TSC sends 10% off coupons in the mail, regularly.

    From your Post #6 it seems a Tarter R/C would meet your needs.



    I have no experience with Agri Four
  42. Re: Advice - Rotary Mower - Tarter vs Agri Four

    ENTRY LEVEL does not tell us much. The questions we need answered are: Will you be cutting exclusively grass? Will you be cutting some saplings? What diameter saplings? What quantity of...
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    Re: Opinions on rakes and sweeper.

    There are a zillion threads in the T-B-N archive containing the words PINE STRAW RAKE:

    Google: T-B-N


    I have both a Landscape Rake and a Ratchet Rake. The Ratchet Rake will be superior for...
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    Re: Much higher lift than the Kubota?

    If you want the L2501 Lower Links to lift higher, move the right and left side adjustment pins to the TOP hole on the stirrups.

    See photos in Post #4.
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    Re: Need help deciding on what to purchase

    Relative to a tractor, Jeep probably has lower ground clearance / more stable, equal traction if 4-WD, better traction with chains, nice and warm inside, lights and wipers.

    Keep the Jeep for snow....
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    Re: Skid Steer or Backhoe for digging a pond

    Ponds are usually located in damp areas or where there is a spring.

    Anything with wheels will bog down to the axles. You need a TRACKED mini-excavator, preferably with a extended reach arm.
    ...
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    Re: Grand L 3940 HST...Need some Buying Advise

    L3940: $20,000 to $22.000 would be a terrific price. GO FOR IT.

    You will not want to replace a Grand L. No one has mentioned it but these are Kubota's heaviest small tractors.
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    Re: Much higher lift than the Kubota?

    Perhaps clarifying pictures.

    Photo #1 top pin hole. Considered default adjustment.

    Photo #2 lower pin hole. Note lower angle of Lower Link.
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    Re: Need help deciding on what to purchase

    What are your plans for 40-45 acres of woods? Provide details on your access road / driveway. Do you visit the Lake regardless of weather, twelve months per year? How many inches of snow does your...
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    Re: Advice on 40 acres

    Three Point Hitch mounted tree saws cost $6,000. After you cut the tree you have the residual stump to deal with.
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    Re: Advice on 40 acres

    TractorData.com Kubota M9540 tractor dimensions information


    Wonderful tractor but with R1 tires width is 78". Pretty wide to thin trees unless you intend to take out a lot.

    A Danseur...
  52. Re: What is in and where is a good overall chain?

    While Ken sells chain grab hooks in other sizes, he started with 5/16" size, which will grip 3/8", 5/16" and 1/4" chain securely.

    Home Depot and Lowes sell Grade 70, 5/16" chain, in a 20' length,...
  53. Re: Looking for sickle bar mower recommendation for Kubota BX2670

    Why not buy some 2-4D foliar herbicide, the type that kills broadleaf weeds but does not effect grass, then spot spray the Phragmites once every two weeks until it is eradicated? Unlikely you...
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    Re: NEW TRACTOR ??

    Did you not take delivery of your Kioti NX4510 TLB in July 2016?
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    Re: Electric Log Splitter

    Home Depot offers many <$300 electric log splitters. Common draw is 1,500 watts.

    LINK: Search Results for electric splitter at The Home Depot


    Check out the brand(s) you are interested in on...
  56. Re: 50/55hp utility tractor comparisons - specs all over the map

    RE: Post #14

    The only significant change from Post #1 is your numerical definition of tractor tasks as 60% mowing, 30% loader work and 10% Three Point Hitch work.

    I think you have learned about...
  57. Re: 50/55hp utility tractor comparisons - specs all over the map

    RE: FEL

    As important as hydraulic capacity, possibly more important, is tractor engineer's design decision about FEL geometry.

    FEL geometry can be designed to lift heavy, but not high; or high...
  58. Re: 50/55hp utility tractor comparisons - specs all over the map

    With a heavier tractor, using a Sub-soiler to cut the roots of tree stumps may become your standard operating procedure.

    LINK: Subsoilers | Tufline

    VIDEO: TRACTOR SUBSOILER STUMPS - YouTube
  59. Re: 50/55hp utility tractor comparisons - specs all over the map

    When looking at tractors the first thing that interests me is bare tractor WEIGHT. A heavier tractor can do heavier work and is more stable while doing so. A heavier tractor has thicker steel which...
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    Seeders Re: Driveway Maintenance - Box Scraper?

    If you are in Sperryville, Virginia, consider an LPGS from ETA for the Deutz:

    Land Leveler Land Plane Utility Grader with Scarifier Shanks

    Somewhat cheaper without rippers.
  61. Re: Help setting up tractor for multiple attachements

    Ebay has hundred of platform dollies on offer.

    platform dolly 660 lbs pounds | eBay
  62. Re: Help setting up tractor for multiple attachements

    Quick Hitch will help. If you store implements on a hard floor, a castored dolly for each implement will help.

    HOWEVER, attaching the PTO shaft is usually harder than mounting the implement on...
  63. Buying Advice Re: R1 or R4 tires for L2501 with loader and backhoe?

    In terms of soil compaction, there would be little difference between R1 and R4 tires.

    There is a significant difference in soil compaction between filled and unfilled tires, regardless of type....
  64. Thread: TR3 Rake

    by jeff9366
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    Re: TR3 Rake

    I have been considering an ABI TR3 rake for years. I have a permanent search in on eBay, which pops up about one TR3 per year, used.

    The price also gave me pause. So I waited and the TR3 price...
  65. Buying Advice Re: R1 or R4 tires for L2501 with loader and backhoe?

    If you had specified your location more specifically than USA in your T-B-N profile we would know something about your soil, topography and weather, crucial to answering your tire question.

    Tire...
  66. Thread: Garden tiller

    by jeff9366
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    Re: Garden tiller

    You may wish to enter the specific FORUMS, scroll down to RELATED EQUIPMENT, there you will find a dedicated forum to TWO WHEELED TRACTORS, which has 7,000 threads.


    BCS and Grillo are the...
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    Seeders Re: Driveway Maintenance - Box Scraper?

    The tractor Three Point Hitch lifts hydraulically, but drops by gravity. The Three Point Hitch applies no down pressure to the implement. So the implement weight, usually the implement weight per...
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    Seeders Re: Driveway Maintenance - Box Scraper?

    I do not understand. You created this thread seeking advice. Six T-B-N "heavy hitters" replied, with a Bazillion T-B-N posts between them, all recommending LPGS, and you are going with a Box Blade?...
  69. Re: Help Selecting a Tractor for my Gannon HSD 72" with hydraulic rippers

    Mercy!

    Not THIS at Post #15!
  70. Re: Help Selecting a Tractor for my Gannon HSD 72" with hydraulic rippers

    You know you need a tractor with either a dual Category 1/2 or Category 2 Three Point Hitch. That will eliminate several "Category 1" models.

    Then you want the heaviest 4-WD tractor within your...
  71. Re: Help Selecting a Tractor for my Gannon HSD 72" with hydraulic rippers

    Gannon makes heavy duty, heavy weight Box Blades. Full of dirt, especially moist dirt, they are a major load behind the tractor. Tractor weight is as important as horsepower in doing work, however...
  72. Re: Help Selecting a Tractor for my Gannon HSD 72" with hydraulic rippers

    Then you need a tractor with either a dual Class 1/2 Three Point Hitch or a Class 2 Three Point Hitch.

    "Category" of Three Point Hitch will be one of the distinctions between various Deere models....
  73. Re: Help Selecting a Tractor for my Gannon HSD 72" with hydraulic rippers

    Probably one or the other but that depends on how heavy your tractor is and whether or not your tractor has 4-WD.

    Filled tires lower the center-of-gravity of the tractor, therefore help stabilize...
  74. Re: Help Selecting a Tractor for my Gannon HSD 72" with hydraulic rippers

    Box Blades needs to be slightly wider than the outside-to-outside width of your rear tires. So you will want a tractor with rear tire width of 60" to 70". Buy the heaviest tractor with this track...
  75. Mowing Re: DR Trimmer/Mower instead of sickle mower?

    Any size tree whatsoever, up to 3/8" maximum.
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    Re: Kubota RTV 500 Leans to the left

    Some RTV500s are sold to 100 pound folks, some to 300 pound folks. I guess that is why the springs have five positions.
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    Re: Kubota RTV 500 Leans to the left

    All RTV500s lean to the left as time passes.

    The rear suspension springs on the RTV500 have five adjustment positions, it ships from the factory set in center position, #3.

    It is easy to adjust...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Need good old Tractor

    Tractor parts are more expensive than car parts.

    My Kubota dealer charges $70 per hour for mechanic's time, plus transportation in/out for the tractor.

    Old, old, multiple-owner tractors are a...
  79. Buying Advice Re: Buying advice for first tractor, YM 220D plus attachments

    The Yanmar web site identifies the YM 220D as an 'official', sponsored, tractor.
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    Re: Electric Tuff Bilt Tractor

    It is an open question if Tuff-bilt has viable product. Tractorbynet.com has nothing in its huge archive with Tuffbilt in a thread title, except the exploratory thread I started 3/13/2016, which has...
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    Re: Kioti CK2510 HST...worth Buying???

    Off a small base, Korean tractors are the fastest growing tractor brands.

    Among Korean tractor brands, Kioti and LS are the leaders.

    If you move to the individual forums, there are specific...
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    Re: Picked up a roll over box blade

    I have a 60" X 625 pound Bush Hog (brand) ROBB, which I pull behind my heavy L3560. Loaded with soft Florida sandy-loam, it is all my L3560 can pull.

    Good luck, with the Gannon, which looks to be...
  83. Buying Advice Re: Buying advice for first tractor, YM 220D plus attachments

    Here are the Yanmar 220 specs from TractorData.com: TractorData.com Yanmar YM220 tractor information

    Can you operate a clutch and gear machine? Clutch rebuilds are $1,200.

    I learned to...
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    Re: whine while roading

    Tractors often whine when 4-WD is inadvertently engaged on the road.
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    Buying Advice Re: An Odd Question...

    No

    You need a rear engine Fork Lift or Skid Steer. Tractors have a high center of gravity. Fork Lifts and Skid Steers have a low center of gravity and, with rear engines, are balanced for...
  86. Buying Advice Re: Starting from scratch (both land and equipment) - 5 acres

    MMM reduces your tractor ground clearance dramatically. To do the smoothing you have specified as a primary task, you will have to remove the MMM. MMMs are much more awkward to mount and dismount...
  87. Buying Advice Re: Starting from scratch (both land and equipment) - 5 acres

    Here are tractors on eBay; two links. One for current offers. Second for completed transactions. Both localized to zip code 43074.

    This will give you a real world experience of used tractor...
  88. Buying Advice Re: Starting from scratch (both land and equipment) - 5 acres

    Surveys on T-B-N indicate residential users average eighty engine hours on their tractors annually. Maintaining five acres, you may average 160 hours.

    Well maintained, single owner, diesel...
  89. Re: Tractor weights compared to weight in specs

    Tractor specs are dry weight. That is the way tractors are shipped to dealers. You need to allow for fluids when estimating operating weight.

    In some cases FEL weight includes the bucket, in...
  90. Buying Advice Re: Starting from scratch (both land and equipment) - 5 acres

    I am for the new pickup with a snow blade, assuming your snow is moderate most years.
    The truck will be more stable than a tractor and you will be warm and dry within. Headlights are good, plowing ...
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    Re: Hello from KenyWu, Taiwan

    What is CCM?
  92. Re: Looking for sickle bar mower recommendation for Kubota BX2670

    There are a number of venders selling new Sicklebar Mowers on eBay: sickle bar mower | eBay
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    Disc Harrow Re: What Type of Plow to Use/Own

    I was using this method for my deer food plot: I have a 5' disc with front gang adjusted aggressively with back not as much. I have my top link adjusted add short as possible do I am cutting on...
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    Re: Man lift for fel

    Or get a lift for your truck.

    One fall and you are likely to have $250,000 of medical bills up front.


    LINK: Aerial Lift Work Trucks | Lift-A-Loft

    Vestil - Truck Scissor Dock
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    Re: Man lift for fel

    Tractors are inherently unstable.

    1. high ground clearance

    2. narrow for length

    3. small front wheels, large rear wheels

    You could not select a worse chassis to build a man lift on.
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    Re: Man lift for fel

    What about renting an industrial extension ladder? Should not cost more than $30 for the day.

    Position the Kubota M70 next to the flagpole. Lean the extension ladder against the tractor,...
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    Re: Man lift for fel

    I can hardly imagine a plan more likely to result in serious personal injury.

    Wait, wait..... adding a chainsaw to the plan would make it more hazardous.

    Can you afford three months laid up?
    ...
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    Re: Just introducing myself

    Sickle bar mowers are obsolete. Too prone to jamming. Too prone to breaking.

    Consider a rugged, dependable Rotary Cutter AKA: Bush Hog.


    LINK TO TBN ARCHIVE: sickle bar...
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    Disc Harrow Re: What Type of Plow to Use/Own

    Five miles per hours is about right. Looking to the rear, you should observe soil being flung outwards my the front gangs and gathered inward by the rear gangs, pretty vigorously. You may have a...
  100. Buying Advice Re: Anyone had expeirence with a pull type box blade?

    T-B-N archive: drag scraper

    drag scraper site:tractorbynet.com - Google Search
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