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    Re: New shop started

    A tractor and a dirt bike. The guy's got it made.
  2. Re: Help! Need ideas to build the "ultimate" workbench

    A couple years ago I was looking through old threads on heavy duty work benches and there was a picture or series of pictures of what I thought was the heftiest work bench I've ever seen. The guy...
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    Re: New shop started

    Very well planned. Plenty of heat and power, room to move around, a space for everything you have, and the work appears to be done with pride from the copper pipes to the dust collection system....
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    Re: Electrical question

    Never heard of that but it's an interesting idea. LEDs seem to be really picking up speed lately.
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    Re: Electrical question

    Figured I'd update my original post in case anyone out there is tackling a similar project -

    I went with my original plan, ran 10-2 Romex from a 20 amp GFCI breaker at the house panel to the...
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    Re: Wallenstein vs WoodMaxx Chippers

    I realize I'm replying to a nearly three-year old thread but I've had a Wallenstein chipper for a few years now and the thing is great. Like the previous poster said, it's great to be able to cut a...
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    Re: 2720 problems

    Wish I had known about the sagging fuel tank issue before I closed the hood that first time. I now have that slight dent you described in the forward edge of the round cutout.

    I haven't had any...
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    Re: 2320 Drive Shaft U Joint blew up.

    Nice work but it's crazy that you had to do that. We pay a lot of money for these machines and they should be designed so grease fittings can be accessed relatively easily, or at least so owners...
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    Re: JD 2720 Hyd. Service

    I could have done that but I didn't feel like I had to. I figured I could pull a little sleight of hand if I was careful about it so I put a drain pan under the plug, slowly unscrewed the plug, and...
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    Re: JD 2720 Hyd. Service

    I just changed the engine oil and transmission/hydraulic oil in my 2720 for the first time and found magnets in both the screen and filter. The screen was loaded with metal chips but none on the...
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    Re: Low Viscosity vs Hygard

    I just changed the engine oil and transmission/hydraulic oil in my 2720 for the first time and found magnets in both the screen and filter. The screen was loaded with metal chips but none on the...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: 2720 50 hour oil change advice

    I just changed the transmission oil on my 2720 for the first time. It only has 45 hours on it but it's three years old so I figured it was time to do it. I was expecting metal shavings on the suction...
  13. Oil & Fuel Re: My 2320 Hydraulic/Transmission Oil Change Thoughts

    I just changed the transmission oil on my 2720 for the first time. It only has 45 hours on it but it's three years old so I figured it was time to do it. I was expecting metal shavings on the suction...
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    Chipper Re: Wallenstein BXM-32 vs. BXM-42

    I don't use this site to engage with sarcastic posters. Good luck with your equipment.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    That thing's a tank. And I was just thinking the other day, while using my Wallenstein with the removable 4-way wedge, that it would be nice to be able to just lift and lower it according to the...
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    Chipper Re: Wallenstein BXM-32 vs. BXM-42

    We're all trying to be "useful to the original poster." I doubt anyone on this site would intentionally offer bad advice. We can all read the equipment specifications provided by the manufacturers...
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    Re: Deere 2025r or kubota b2650

    It's hard to say what the problem is but for what it's worth, I bought a 2720 a couple years ago and have twice the hours you have on it. Most of that has been running a pretty good sized Wallenstein...
  18. Re: Cleaning around your zerks and grease areas?

    It's funny because it's true.
  19. Re: Finally have tractor - thank you to all who responded to my pre-ownership queries

    Congratulations. Nice setup. Looks like a nice, quiet piece of land too.
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    Re: JD 2032R engine Idle speed

    Or you can just rock yourself back and forth in the seat a little and it'll go into gear.
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    Re: Finally my own CUT - a short story

    Sounds very nice. Congratulations. Post pictures when you get it. I just looked up some photos of the same tractor on the internet and it looks like it'll be a great setup.
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    Chipper Re: Need a chipper

    Great machine. Some of the best money I've ever spent.
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    Re: I have that NEW tractor smell

    Very nice.
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    Re: What happened to the JD 2720?

    Great investment for me too. Well worth the money, and I only use it for the FEL and a chipper.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: who uses a quick hitch adapter ?

    Thanks. It was a lot of years of dreaming and saving to build the shop and then buy the machine.

    Good luck with your purchase, whichever model you end up with.
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    Re: Finally My Pole Barn/Workshop Has Started

    The covered exterior areas are a smart move and look good too. Nice building.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: who uses a quick hitch adapter ?

    I bought one with the tractor. It makes things much easier on the back, knuckles, etc. I had to add bushings to the chipper and the dealer put them on the ballast box. I grew up wrestling 3PH arms on...
  28. Re: Need to Replace my JD 2210 (1023E) with a Different SCUT... Need Assistance.

    I don't get the part about how the Kubota dealer won't support the tractor. He won't sell it to you because of your terrain? I think that's up to you not him.
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    Re: Push or pull?

    I cut the tip at an angle and pull. Still talking about caulk gun of course.
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    Re: What can I do with A 24HP tractor ?

    Nice ballast box. Simple, useful, and well made.

    I agree with the posters who say you can do a lot with these machines regardless of size. It comes down to things like what you want to spend, how...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: How important is rear diff lock on CUT?

    I've used it a bunch of times. When you're stuck it's nice to have all four wheels trying to get you out.
  32. Thread: Got it!

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    Re: Got it!

    Nice tractor, and good idea putting a coat of wax on it right away. Is it just me or is that FEL huge? Congratulations.
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    Re: Finally A Tractor Owner!

    Great retirement plan. Congratulations on the deal.
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    Re: SCUT for a 3/4 acre lot , am I nuts??

    Post a couple pictures of your lot. That might help the discussion a bit.

    If you have a big garden you can put a tiller on the back and make short work of that task. If you're going to be mowing...
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    Chipper Re: Wallenstein BXM-32 vs. BXM-42

    My JD 2720 has 23HP at the PTO and runs my BX42 with no problem at all. Wallenstein's website calls for 30 - 90 for the BXM 42 and 35 - 40 for the BXs 42, which is interesting because you'd think the...
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    Buying Advice Re: What to buy and what's in the HP numbers?

    I agree with the first sentence. The OP said he has three driveways to clear. My father has been using a 1980s vintage geared and open cab JD to clear his 300' driveway with a FEL for years and I've...
  37. Re: Who here is glad they went to a snowblower this year??

    That's the second bulb I've had to replace at $8 each. I'm thinking about installing a switch so it's only on when I need it. Why didn't they install a switch for the headlight? Seems like it would...
  38. Re: Who here is glad they went to a snowblower this year??

    Oh…and the reason that wire is hanging off to the side is the headlight bulb needed replacing.
  39. Re: Who here is glad they went to a snowblower this year??

    Not sure why the photo posted sideways but you guys get the point.
  40. Re: Who here is glad they went to a snowblower this year??

    I bought a JD 1332PE six years ago. It wasn't cheap but it's been worth every penny. Whoever invented heated grips deserved a raise. Then my wife got tired of seeing me covered in snow so she bought...
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    Re: Hole in asphalt shingle roof

    You're right, it was Rhino. I remember seeing that name when I helped the builder move the shingle bundles around and I had never seen that kind of membrane on a roof before.

    See my comments above...
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    Re: Hole in asphalt shingle roof

    Thanks, Eddie. I've debated in my head how to handle the OSB because the damage is relatively minor (if you can call a hole in the roof minor) in that it splintered/bulged on the inside but all the...
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    Re: Hole in asphalt shingle roof

    I already slid flashing under the damaged shingle. I was planning on removing the damaged shingle once the snow melts and we're back into warmer temperatures because I can't leave it up there with a...
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    Hole in asphalt shingle roof

    Looking for ideas on how to repair some minor damage to a garage roof -

    A branch fell from a very tall pine tree and put a 2-3" hole through the asphalt shingle, through the membrane underneath...
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    Re: How much should I charge for firewood?

    Firing up an old thread here -

    I already own a really nice splitter and the only time I burn firewood is in the fire pit during the warm months. I bought the splitter, tractor, and chipper two...
  46. Buying Advice Re: 2012 Kubota BX25 TLB vs 2011 John Deere 1026R TLB

    Good evaluation. It always amazes me when someone buys something as substantial as a tractor with expensive attachments and then sells it at a loss after just one or two years of use. I guess...
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    Re: Our barn restoration project

    Great photos. Thanks for posting.

    I'm impressed that you gave it a shot. Most people would look at the overgrown mess and just bulldoze everything. It's great that you saved it. Will you continue...
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    Re: Log splitter buying ?

    Congratulations on your purchase.

    For what it's worth, I have no regrets with my Wallenstein. I don't use it very often but it came with a 4-way wedge that slips on and off the single wedge and...
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    Buying Advice Re: John deere 3230e vs kobota l3301

    [QUOTE=KennyG;3969574]I was concerned about this when I bought my 2320 but in practice it hasn't been a problem for me. The ranges overlap with the HST and I haven't noticed any real limitation or...
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    Re: Busy Wife This Weekend

    My first time reading through all 18 pages of this thread. Great series and lots of photos! And I thought I did a lot of work to my place since I bought it 15 years ago. I don't even come close.

    I...
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    Re: Driveway Pics

    Wow, it looks just as nice inside. That's a lot of storage space both inside and out. I like how you wrapped the driveway around the mature tree. Adds a lot to the project.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    That's one of the coolest color combinations I've seen on a tractor.
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    Re: Driveway Pics

    Looks like a nice setting. Congratulations.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I looked real hard at the Case before buying my JD. In the end, dealer proximity won the battle. Nice tractor.
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    Re: My Firewood Operation

    Nice equipment. Nice place too. Sometimes I wish I could step into some of these photos and have a walk around the place.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Bought myself a rotary cutter

    It appears to be built like a tank. Sounds like you got a good deal.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Bought myself a rotary cutter

    Nice tractor. Just curious - what would that attachment cost brand new?
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    Buying Advice Re: JD 2032r, 3032e or 3038e???

    I use my 2720, the older version of the 2032, to maintain 2.5 mostly wooded acres, run a chipper, and move firewood and topsoil. I just used it this fall to move a 12-foot Dogwood tree that I would...
  59. Re: New Tractor Today - Now to Figure it all out

    Congratulations. Now post some pictures and make everyone happy.
  60. Re: All These people buying tractors, have you thought about group buying?

    Imagine all the people

    Riding on JDs
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    Re: X758 Step 1.

    It's funny the way you started out your first post. It sounded like you were at a Tractors Anonymous meeting.

    I just looked up the 758. Nice tractor. 24HP diesel engine and 4WD with a 60" deck and...
  62. Re: Tractor no. 15 !! It will be Cat yellow and have TRACKS !

    It almost looks like it has chains on it.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    What's the difference between the H130 FEL and the 200CX? Is it just a numbering thing or have they modified it?
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I looked at Wallenstein's vertical/horizontal model but when it's horizontal there isn't as much room to stand next to it as I have with mine. I've never seen an engine in my life that's as easy to...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I don't know what it is about these pictures that keeps me looking at 27 pages of them. Here's my operation - it's all for the fire pit only.

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    Re: concrete slab for barn

    More photos.

    Get your firewood under a structural cover if you can. I think it's a better way to go. Live and learn. Maybe I need to build a woodshed now….


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    Re: concrete slab for barn

    A friend of mine built me a 24 x 24 garage on my property last summer. For me it's just big enough. I almost went 16 x 20 and then 20 x 20 and boy am I glad I went bigger. Block foundation, 2x4...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Tractor size advice needed

    I agree that weight and HP don't always go together. My tractor is perfect for what I do with it but if I was going to move lots of heavy round bales I'd go with a bigger chassis. I've found that its...
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    Re: Just about done barn

    High ceilings, tall doors, a concrete floor, and a car lift. You can't go wrong with that.
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Plowing with blade or blowing?

    I've been using a JD 1332 snowblower for 5 years. My driveway is 100' long and has a large turnaround/parking area for four vehicles. I can't imagine using anything smaller because the heavier snow...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I'm curious about the small tractor in the first photo. I saw it once at a farm show and wondered what it was designed for. Could it be solely for moving things around the farm?
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    Re: 0% 60 months

    I agree. I got it two years ago and I plan on taking until the very end of the term to pay it off. I didn't get a great price but I got the tractor I've always wanted. I don't think the dealer I...
  73. Re: Front-Mount Snow Blower Options for a John Deere 2032R

    No offense to the plow owners because I've read their posts about how they prefer pushing over blowing snow for various reasons, but that picture is a perfect illustration of why I prefer a...
  74. Re: Front-Mount Snow Blower Options for a John Deere 2032R

    I just realized it calls for a 300 series loader but it looks like the new loader numbering system doesn't jive with that. Mine is a 200 series but that was from 2012. Is the 63" blower meant only...
  75. Re: Front-Mount Snow Blower Options for a John Deere 2032R

    I just did a quick search of the JD website and looked up the SB2164 snowblower. It measures 64" wide and requires 25-34 HP according to the site. Your 2032 easily meets that specification. I don't...
  76. Re: I'm sure it is the usual question. What tractor to buy?

    You will be cool in the minds of the men who spend lots of time on this site.

    I get what you said about the image of yourself on a tractor. At 60 years old I think you earned it. I got my first...
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    Lubricating Wallenstein Chipper

    Does anyone else with a Wallenstein BX42 chipper have trouble getting grease into the main bearing grease fittings? I have no trouble greasing any drive shaft fittings or any of the other fittings on...
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    Chipper Re: Wallenstein constantly getting clogged

    Jeff and Murph are right. I also have the 42 and it's a great chipper, but it is not designed for constant chipping of small branches. It will clog if you don't run big branches with small ones.
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    Buying Advice Re: 2032R vs Kubota B3030 & choice of flail

    I'm about the same height and have had no issues with my 2720. It's about as easy to operate as my GMC pickup. I use mine primarily for the FEL and a PTO chipper.

    I'm sure either tractor will...
  80. Comparison Re: John Deers: Difference between 2032R and 3033R

    I'm assuming you plan on removing the stumps with a backhoe and I have no experience with a backhoe. From what I've read on this site, backhoes hanging off these John Deere tractors are a very useful...
  81. Comparison Re: John Deers: Difference between 2032R and 3033R

    I own a 2720, which is essentially the 2032. I bought it because I wanted a real tractor chassis but in a smaller package that I could easily fit into my garage. It has enough mass to do the "heavy"...
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    Re: Lack of professionalism in Sales: a rant

    Around here there's one local company that owns several tractor dealerships all within an hour's drive of my house so I shopped all three of them and had negative experiences at two of them. At one...
  83. Re: Pine trees or shrubry In landscape look dead

    We got it here too. First time in the 15 years since we bought the place. The 4-foot Alberta Spruce trees all turned brown but most of them recovered and look great. Only one bit the dust. The 6-foot...
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    Re: Never owned a compact utility tractor, yet

    I know this is supposed to be about you getting a nice tractor with a backhoe but since you asked about the pool I'd like to help you out with my two cents. The salt water pool is a relatively simple...
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    Re: Never owned a compact utility tractor, yet

    That's why we got a salt water pool. It requires much less attention.
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    Re: Never owned a compact utility tractor, yet

    My property is only slightly bigger than yours at 2.5 acres and I bought a 2720 last year because I knew I would be using it for a number of projects big and small just like you. I also agree that...
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    Re: JD 2032R vs B3200

    I'd spend some time on both brands, sit in the seat, take a look at how controls are arranged and designed, and get a feel for which kind of drive pedal you prefer. If you're looking to do some...
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    Chipper Re: PTO chipper/shredder

    I just went to the Tormek web site to check out their machines. Which one are you using? Their web site specifications show the T7 model to be 240 volt but I found the same model on other web sites...
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    Chipper Re: PTO chipper/shredder

    Do you just run a file over the edge? I haven't sharpened mine yet and I've got at least 10 hours on it. I haven't noticed any negative effects on its chipping ability yet. Maybe because most of what...
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    Chipper Re: PTO chipper/shredder

    My BX42 handles 4" logs with no problem and I have quite a bit less PTO HP than you do. If I was to do it over again I would buy the BXM42 for the shredder and I only have 3 acres of pine forest to...
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    Re: Mulch new grass?

    Two weeks ago I spread 8 yards of beautiful topsoil, carefully spread 100 lbs. of grass seed as evenly as possible on every inch of it, rolled it with my hand roller and stood back to admire my...
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    Re: Pictures of your Tractor!

    That's a beautiful stone wall in the background.
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    Re: Owner review of Kubota B2920 v. Deere 2320

    Great comparison. I often wish I knew a guy with another brand of tractor in a size similar to mine so I could try it out and see how different it feels compared to what I have. I really like what I...
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    Re: garden/subcompact/compact for my needs?

    I'm surprised at the weight differences between some of these tractors. My 2720 is about the same HP as the CK30 but it's 1,000 lbs. lighter than the CK30. After reading through all these posts I can...
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    Chipper Re: Wallenstein WOW!

    Yes, I attached them with lag bolts. I got the idea from this site last year, shortly after I bought it. I wanted to do it for a few reasons. It raises the unit a bit when it's in use, it gets the...
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    Chipper Re: Wallenstein WOW!

    Nice. I never get tired of using my chipper, probably because I wanted one for such a long time and finally got around to buying one. I used to rent them and now I can take my own out of the garage...
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    Re: John Deere 2025R Vs. Others

    I bought the 2720 last year and I'm very happy with it. My father has a 9N so I'm familiar with that tractor too. I've always loved the way that old gas engine sounds and I've always liked the way...
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    Loader Re: Rock Removal

    Now THAT rock must weigh somewhere near 4,000 lbs. He must have done some damage dropping the back end like he did.

    This past week I barely picked up a 15-foot, 8-inch diameter Dogwood tree and...
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    Re: Maybe tomorrow

    For your size lot, with lots of trees and open space, Maine winters, and all that work you plan on doing, I can see a 40 HP tractor serving you very well. They're all beautiful machines regardless of...
  100. Re: Needed a tractor with more capability = B2650

    Nice equipment. It looks like the new and the old are having a face-off in the yard.
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