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  1. BackRoad

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    You're the best Mr. Gordon!
  2. BackRoad

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    ^^^ That stump is HUGE compared to the tractor. How long did it take to pull it down/out of the ground? And how do you move it to the slash pile?
  3. BackRoad

    Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop

    This post is my small contribution to the Big Barn thread. File it under: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! Picked up a $20 treasure at an Amish auction, but don't think it was Amish owned...it has hard rubber wheels [emoji848] Wish I had a before pic. It was a mix of ugly...
  4. BackRoad

    Groan part quatre

    The paddle with the ball attached to a rubber string. We had it for a day - till the string broke. Then Mom had it for an eternity - in arms reach on top of the fridge... ..."Don't make me get the paddle!" ...
  5. BackRoad

    diy rock slinger

    Brilliant!
  6. BackRoad

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Quick story: Mentioned to my BIL, who has an auction addiction, that I was looking for a 100' cable to add to my chains to extend pulling logs out of the woods, (old school style, tractor without a logging winch). He won on a lot of (2) 100' cables from a local on-line auction last week and we...
  7. BackRoad

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    Very nice. Colors and detail are well thought out! Curious how many guys on the crew? And did they work 10 days straight through?
  8. BackRoad

    Groan part quatre

    Lucky - you actually had electricity...
  9. BackRoad

    Landscape Rake Experiences

    Lots of good answers already provided. See if increasing the length of your top link will make your rake more aggressive. The tines should then pop up sticks and chunks rather than ride over the piles. Suggest putting an angle on the rake to put the debris into wind rows as you rake. I find...
  10. BackRoad

    Stump grinder

    I've not tried to sharpen them. Not sure I have anything that would work on carbide...and I found many of my worst teeth had lost portions of the carbide, so not really worth it.
  11. BackRoad

    What are you OCD about?

    There aren't any that come to mind for me...although does adjusting picture frames to --- NOT --- be level make me a bad person? It generates an OCD urge in a lot of people... ...like my wife! [emoji41]
  12. BackRoad

    Had some success at a fencing contractors yard sale

    Nice score. I like to hear about people finding good deals like that...
  13. BackRoad

    Pillow Shopping

    I traveled for work before I retired. The best pillow I've ever used was during a one night stay at a Marriott. It was one of a kind. Truly memorable - best sleep ever. Should have bought it...stole it...traded a kidney for it. It was perfect. Not found another one like it since - and I'm...
  14. BackRoad

    Stump grinder

    Keep a close watch on the carbide tips. I found the outside edge and 1st and 2nd row teeth take most of the wear. The ones closest to the center of the wheel looked brand new, since they seldom hit stumps...or the dirt. After about 150 stumps...some more than 4 feet in diameter, I installed...
  15. BackRoad

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    First paying job with the tractor...and maybe my last! Lady had a septic put in, turns out the fill was more rock than dirt... "Sure, I can get the rock out and get it smoothed so you can plant and then use the riding mower. Three, maybe 4 hours at $50 per hour." It was a rock festival...every...
  16. BackRoad

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Mr. Gordon, over the last 2 years, I've created a dozen slash piles about that same size - the results from clearing land and reclaiming old farm fields. About half of them have been burned during the winter months. The remaining are mostly out of the way and thinking I'll leave them for the...
  17. BackRoad

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Easier to drag the slash to the brush pile and then cut it!
  18. BackRoad

    Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop

    Mr. Terry, are you doing OK?
  19. BackRoad

    My new Massey Fergusson 4707 is here!!!!

    It's a MF 35. Based on the serial number, built ~1960...so 62 years ago. Simple...simple...simple, easy to work on - and reliable! And MF had been building the 35 model for many years. Very popular and many thousands built, so very possible your Mom drove one just like it. I also have a 2...
  20. BackRoad

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Good looking tractor Mr, RustyIron. Nice set up all around. ...//TJ
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    My new Massey Fergusson 4707 is here!!!!

    Wow, how they've changed in 60 years...! Very nice Mr. Walker!
  22. BackRoad

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Love the umbrella base. What did you use for your finish Mr. Hunt?
  23. BackRoad

    Brand new Kubota 3901 looking for info on start ing issues

    Kubota MX6000: new 2020, 600 hrs now. Intermittent "turn the key to start = nothing". No clicking...nothing...nada. So, a safety lock out or fuse. Checked all my fuses...all good From what I can tell, there is a... - Seat safety switch: I bypassed mine on the second day of ownership. (Safety...
  24. BackRoad

    Level Your Mower Deck

    Interestingly, I just dealt with this over the last two weeks on both my 60" riding mower and my 8' finish mower. The riding mower needed leveling front to back, plus side to side...you could see low and high troughs from every pass previously. Did the same on the 3 spindle Rhino FM100 finish...
  25. BackRoad

    Road Rage, revisited.

    I always find the "Speed Enforced By Aircraft" signs ironic. They should more accurately read "Speed Monitored By Aircraft". They would be using A10-Warthogs firing .50 cal rounds if they were truly "enforcing" the speed limit. (And suddenly everyone is driving 55mph!)
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    I found a peice of rural land 25 years ago......

    We are "cold pizza" rural...by choice. We target practice on our land and watch the bucks grow big. Don't see that changing in our lifetime. But we still know our neighbors. I finish mow the 82 year old lady neighbor's pasture...simply to see the pleasure it gives her. And just mowed another...
  27. BackRoad

    Things to do at Watkins Glenn?

    The Museum of Glass in Corning, NY is generally well liked and close to the Glen.
  28. BackRoad

    Land Plane/Leveler

    Timing is one key for effectiveness. You can top dress anytime with the land plane to level gravel and fill ruts. The heavy work of reshaping the drive, adding crown or working the ditches seems to be most effective for me in mid-spring...after the winter soak is over and before the dry summer...
  29. BackRoad

    Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop

    Thoughtfully designed. The diamond plate fenders on the rear wheels....icing on the cake. No mud splatters on Terry's tanks! Your builds have relief holes strategically placed....like the gussets at the base of the uprights, the tank tray, the cable holders. They add character and a touch of...
  30. BackRoad

    What Is Wrong With People Who Don't Trim Their Zipties?

    In the past, I've lost more than a few Lynch pins and hitch pins while operating the tractors. Most of the implements are setup for use with a Quick Hitch - so lots of Lynch pins. I started using white tie wraps (zip ties) to loop them closed and don't trim the ends. They help keep the pins...
  31. BackRoad

    Box scraper vs. rear blade for this type of road work

    Mr. THClimer hit the nail on the head... Box blade is great for roughing in the drive or fixing major foundational issues with the drive. Back Blade is great for crown work, plowing snow, clearing ditches. The Land Plane is perfect for maintenance and keeping the gravel smooth, crowned and...
  32. BackRoad

    What did you do at work today?

    Can hardly wait to see the tractor...!
  33. BackRoad

    Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop

    I would have lost money on the bet...thinking they were metal and you had a Big Barn one-of-a-kind adjustable welding table!
  34. BackRoad

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Looks like it's time to transition from clearing land to being a wood splitter!
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    Rake grapple able to pull brush out of the ground?

    Getting the roots out is an important step to eliminate the need to repeat doing it again next year. The root grapple works well for digging and disturbing the soil 3 to 4 inches, then grappling the brush and pulling it out...including the roots. You can also back drag with the top tines to...
  36. BackRoad

    Box blade or rear blade

    Moving soil = box blade Getting sticks and rock out of the soil = landscape rake Rough Leveling and smoothing = back blade Smooth as a baby's behind = land plane
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    Groan part quatre

    She's a Hobbit...
  38. BackRoad

    Pick axe handle

    Might try Boiled Linseed Oil on such a fine handle. Apply a light coat everyday for a week, once a week for a month, once a month for a year... Makes for smooth handles, no blisters from the varnish and it'll keep your hand-crafted handle from drying out...for a lifetime.
  39. BackRoad

    Hydraulic limb saw project.

    Looks like operator visibility has you on the edge of your seat! Impressive...thoughtful design and nicely fabricated. If this is one is Model U235, does that mean there will be more!
  40. BackRoad

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Nice picture. The angle and extension on the bucket makes it look bigger than the xcavator and the dozer Mr. 4570!
  41. BackRoad

    Sawmills, sawmill buildings, drying sheds, and kilns... show your pictures!

    Awesome Mr, Jstpssng...Happy, happy for you! You've been waiting a long time for it
  42. BackRoad

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    That's a pile of 'em Mr. Gordon...looks like some 24's slipped past Quality Control. You must be a beast to be able to manhandle those!
  43. BackRoad

    What did you do at work today?

    Looks like I need to send you some Kubota Orange in a Gloss finish! (Very nice work!)
  44. BackRoad

    Post Hole Auger "Nice to Have" Features?

    Thanks for the comments...looking closely at the SSQA augers. Not hung up on brand, although saw locally a JCT 935 for $1800. Think I can get between 8 and 10 GPM flow. Logically it makes sense to have forward and reverse, with down pressure if needed. Considering... So hydraulic pressure...
  45. BackRoad

    Post Hole Auger "Nice to Have" Features?

    Looking to add a 3PH - PTO driven - Post Hole Auger to use with my 60hp MX6000. Not all implements are built with the same quality or features, and I have no problem buying new or used, but preference is to only buy once. So...in addition to the normal and expected basic functionality of a...
  46. BackRoad

    Sawmills, sawmill buildings, drying sheds, and kilns... show your pictures!

    Mr. Billrog, on your 2 bay shed, how are the posts fastened to the ground? Can't tell if you poured footers, used concrete blocks or something else... All nicely done by the way...!
  47. BackRoad

    Hydraulic limb saw project.

    Mr. Smokeydog, does your design permit for an initial cut to the underside of a limb?
  48. BackRoad

    Removing the Chains of Bondage...

    Teens and snow in the forecast...and the chains are off... Might be hibernating if the avalanches block the pass again!!! Actually, we've had several days in the 60's so suspect this will be a very short-lived Weather Channel Snow-mageddon event - (more show than snow)...
  49. BackRoad

    Sawmills, sawmill buildings, drying sheds, and kilns... show your pictures!

    Mr. CMYoung, did you create adding the second set of wheels to your BCS, or is that a standard feature? Brilliant job on figuring out how to work the slope!
  50. BackRoad

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Yup... ...Mars Rover...
 
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