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  1. AxleHub

    Just a reminder for all tractor users about Partsand supplies sales promotions.

    Greetings Tractor users, I'm sure you all must know this - but it may slip your mind. But many tractor dealers have early spring promotions on parts and supplies for tractors. My dealer does a big 4 or 5 day event in mid March this year - and a couple other dealers around me also have them...
  2. AxleHub

    Quite a Snow Season here in Western Wisconsin - and increasing speed.

    Greetings, Well, winter can be a pleasant part of the seasons in Western Wisconsin - but since January this year - its been a little "over the top" for lack of charm :-) My josh we've had a lot of snow in February and drifting. Just a week ago or so - we got 14 inches of snow fall in our...
  3. AxleHub

    Tires GC1700 series Front Turf Tires - an issue discovered.

    Greetings, I've owned my GC1715 since June of 2015. And currently I have about 200 hours on it. Unit has been incredibly dependable and durable for both summer and winter issues of Wisconsin. A year or more ago - while snowplowing with my snow edge on my fel - I surprisingly developed a...
  4. AxleHub

    New 1st time Scut buyers/owners/operators - learn something here.

    Greetings, About this time of year there are a lot of rookies just getting started - rookies for NFL training camps, double and triple A call ups to Major league baseball, and new 1st time Scut and Smaller Compact tractor buyers/owners. I'll just talk about the tractor rookies and hopefully...
  5. AxleHub

    3pt quarter inching for scut units. how do you do it ?

    Greetings, While bigger tractors have position control for their 3pt units, the GC series like most every other SCUT nowadays has quarter inching. The last position control 3pt on a SCUT I'm aware of was the Yanmar cub cadet sc2400 and sc2450. So my question is, how do you use quarter...
  6. AxleHub

    Hill and Sidehill spring mowing warmup.

    Greetings, So in Western Wisconsin, yesterday May 9th was the 1st lawn cutting of the year for me. And every year, the 1st lawn cutting on steep hills and sidehills is a new feeling of pucker tension until you get used to it again. Not only is it sidehill angle, but the lawn has "moved...
  7. AxleHub

    Kubota subcompacts are no longer the obvious king of the subcompact hill.

    From 2006 when I first dreamed of a Kubota or Yanmar Cub Cadet subcompact tractor until early 2015, I always saw a Kubota BX as my most likely 1st tractor. That many years of Minnesota State Fairs to see and compare them. And in late 2014 and early 2015 it was test drives plus seeing the...
  8. AxleHub

    More than 1 Permatran 821 XL choice now ???

    Greetings, A year ago at my dealer's open house I discovered something about the 5 gallon AGCO PermaTran 821 XL Hydro/Transmission fluid that is recommended for many Massey tractors. At the time I posted it right away on TBN because the initial shipment had hit my dealer's location and the...
  9. AxleHub

    Comparing new Massey 1526 to a small Massey 1700

    I agree Rockcrawler. I looked for years at the BX line and the Cub Cadet/Yanmar products and in early 2015 I looked at LS and New Holland and Mahindra and Massey too. For me - it was down to the BX and Massey products, and after test driving I never looked back - as the GC1715 offered a better...
  10. AxleHub

    The Changes in the GC1700s in 2018 - steering, seat, couplers - an open house

    Pictures I took at my dealers recent open house. Note I included a couple pictures of their tractor and lawn mower inside display of Kubota and Massey and Husqvarna and Fendt and Ferris products. Little community but big dealer. I didn't take any exterior pictures or parts or service areas...
  11. AxleHub

    Comparing new Massey 1526 to a small Massey 1700

    Greetings, At a recent open house - for the 1st time I saw in person the 1526 product that was essentially discontinued in 2014 and then brought back again in late 2015. Now for clarity - I'm not talking about the GC1700s. What I'm wondering is how does the 1526 (smallest of the 1500s)...
  12. AxleHub

    The Changes in the GC1700s in 2018 - steering, seat, couplers - an open house

    Greetings Fellow Massey readers, Later this evening I will be posting some of the pictures I took at my dealer's indoor open house regarding the Massey GC 1700's. Below are some comments: Because I own a GC1715 (2015) - I'm already used to the better seat and seat suspension - that is now...
  13. AxleHub

    Disappointed that my GC 1700 series mmm deck is just paint and nothing else.

    Greetings, Well it's not often that I'm disappointed in something about my GC1715 . . . In fact it's only happened a couple times. But I was cleaning my mmm under-deck and discovered that the underside is just painted and not primered. This is exactly the area that deck rust or get...
  14. AxleHub

    SCUT . . . dump cart & trailer options that don't hurt your wallet.

    Greetings, We like to think of our compact and subcompact tractors as big and mighty tools. But sometimes they are just downright convenient. And whether its in the back woods or field or yard - they benefit from some additional add-ons that help us carry and transport in those areas. There...
  15. AxleHub

    ATV, UTV, Lawn Tractor, or Sub Compact trailer choices

    Greetings, There are many trailers designed for highway and on-road uses to be pulled by cars and trucks and tractors. But this thread isn't about those. This topic is the carts and trailers that can be used on lawns, pathways, trails and in woods or ground conditions that benefit from...
  16. AxleHub

    Best methods of Keeping a SCUT on on the trailer.

    Greetings, Over the years I've hauled great quantities of items in enclosed trailers and many hauls and quantities of items in open single axle trailers. But now my intentions are to acquire an open trailer capable of hauling my Massey GC1715 scut for local movements, and for the occasional...
  17. AxleHub

    wheel spacers for Massey sub compacts

    I have a wish list of items o be added to my GC1715. I've had Rear Wheel Spacers on my list about 2 years. Now my thought is that wheel spacers are a bigger issue (more significant) for a SCUT owner than is true for a compact tractor owner because 1.75 inches of spacing for a SCUT wheel...
  18. AxleHub

    Massey lawn mowers vs. Kubota lawn mowers.

    I'm rather surprised that Kubota threads often have topics regarding their several lines of lawn mowers . . . but that Massey topic threads rarely ever even acknowledge the Massey lawn mowers options exist much less details about them. Who makes the Massey lawn mower products? There seems...
  19. AxleHub

    Wheel SPACERS - - - for SCUT applications and uses.

    Greetings, Sometimes we as owners can get caught up in brand choices when it comes to SCUT equipment. When that happens we can forget how similar SCUT products are that have been manufactured in the last few years. Some of the biggest similarities are the purposes or motivations for owning a...
  20. AxleHub

    GC1720 wheel spacers

    Greetings Chad, The Massey mowing decks are really not designed to have the decks rolling on the ground - they are designed to be suspended from the tractor. On the 2315 mulching deck - the purpose of the rollers (most of them hidden) and the 4 exterior wheels - is to deal with ground...
  21. AxleHub

    Buying Advice Need Advice On How To & What To Mow This With

    Greetings MetroHick, If you've read any of my posts or threads either at Cub Cadet or Massey - you'll notice that I write often about slopes and cutting them safely. You'll also notice that I own two units - a 2 year old scut by Massey that has a DEDICATED mulching deck which has no side chute...
  22. AxleHub

    Going from ATV to compact tractor, food plots and safety on hills, ?

    Greetings Postban, The pictures were helpful. Your slopes in the pictures appear to be considerably more gentle than mine. I sidehill cut some of mine and up and down or angle others. my sidehill cut slopes are either as steep or steeper than your pictures I saw. I tested several sub...
  23. AxleHub

    Buying Advice Advice on mowing sloped, rough terrain ("ride on brushcutters")

    Some thoughts on posts on this thread: 1. TRUE slopes of 25 and 30 degrees may be considered "climbable" but they are not walkable, and certainly walk behind self powered equipment needs assistance in working on such sloping TRUE 25 and 30 degree slopes (in other words you either have to help...
  24. AxleHub

    GC1715 SEAT Adjustment want more room and comfort on the GC1715 ?

    Greetings, 2 years ago - I was soon to be a new Massey GC1715 owner. And I posted on TBN about an idea I had to increase leg room with the seat positioning. Then a week or so later when my tractor arrived - I implemented that change without any issues. Total tools needed was one wrench or...
  25. AxleHub

    If you are considering a Sub Compact tractor purchase

    I've noticed that frequent threads start out with an interest in possibly acquiring a Sub Compact tractor (new or used). That's reasonable to consider a SCUT because they can do numerous activities. However too often when those threads are started it's with questions like these: 1. What's...
  26. AxleHub

    What do GC1700 items each weigh for trailer issues ?

    Greetings, I'm trying to find the weights of each item related to Massey GC1700 product. The ones I could find in manuals is shown below: the GC bucket weighs 170 lbs. (in manual) the GC 2315 mmm deck is 235 lbs (mulcher 54") (in manual) the GC 2326 mmm desk is 275 lbs (drive on 60") (in...
  27. AxleHub

    A Massey GC SUB-COMPACT accessories Wish List. GC1700 series or GC2300/2400/2600

    Greetings Fellow Sub Compact Massey owners or Prospects, There are many different accessories or implements available for the Massey Sub-Compact tractors. Some are available from a manufacturer and some are homemade. And then . . . . there are those not yet available. The possible . . ...
  28. AxleHub

    Understanding Diesel fuel with my sub compact tractor in winter.

    I find I'm trying to learn more about Diesel fuel than I would have guessed and I've developed more than 1 or 2 questions about it. I always thought "gelling" of Diesel was simply a temperature that caused Diesel to thicken. But recently I learned that Diesel fuel oil has a wax additive...
  29. AxleHub

    Cabelas Tractors . . buying or owning

    Greetings, With BassPro buying Cabelas, I sense there will be some real deals on any remaining Tractors or Implements as I assume what was sale pricing is now going to be considered as Clearance pricing. Is there any product still available for tractors or implements? Will existing owners be...
  30. AxleHub

    I'd like to understand grease better.

    Grease seems like such a simple thing . . Yet you go into the store and there are numerous choices in the same brand. So it would seem there are reasons to choose one vs. another. I'd like to learn more about the selection of greases. TYPES of greases more than brands of grease. To use with my...
  31. AxleHub

    Oil & Fuel Diesel fuel additives are so inexpensive to use.

    Its rather amazing just how low cost that quality diesel fuel additives have become. Take as an example the name brand product Power Services which keeps diesel fuel good in colder weather. A container that treats 250 gallons is normally $12.00. I just saw an ad for our local Farm & Fleet...
  32. AxleHub

    Buying Advice Is there sales reporting available for tractor categories ?

    With the knowledge of so many on TBN I'm wondering if there is a source for tractor sales reporting? What kind of reporting ? Well you see category reporting by auto manufacturers or industry reporters often. I would think the tractor industry must have something similar. As an example...
  33. AxleHub

    Comparison Understanding the Sub-Compact tractor choices.

    Possibly others like me are a little overwhelmed at the number of product choices available in the SubCompact tractor market. And even after purchase - surprises and new learning keep popping up. But lets start with a couple of point before even mention brands and models. A. The SubCompact...
  34. AxleHub

    Tire deal on cub I series and lt series

    Greetings, Tractor Supply is currently clearancing tire/wheel combinations on certain Cub Cadet products on their website. That means they will honor the deal in the store in most cases. I bought the tire/wheel combo that fits either 8 inch or 10 inch rears for the Cadet i1050 or also fits...
  35. AxleHub

    50 Hour Service activity on GC1700 series . What and Why and fixing an oops too.

    There are some nice threads on the forum relating to GC series sub compacts and the initial 50 hour service needs. Well this is an update report on my efforts regarding the 50 hour service activity for my GC1715. Obviously the 50 hour service is significant and "different" than the normal...
  36. AxleHub

    cub cadet i1050 . . where are the deck spindle grease fittings ?

    Sometimes I think equipment and manuals were put on this Esrth to force guys to be humble whether they deserve it or not lol. Every operator's manual I've seen for the i1050 describes grease fittings needing to be greased every 10 hours of use on the mowing deck spindles. Except they all claim...
  37. AxleHub

    cub cadet i1050 Operator's manual

    Greetings, I'm quite familiar with the free cub cadet operator's manuals available on line. I have a late 2011 manufacturer date i1050 mower (not the lt1050 . . Mine is the zero turn trsctor series). Anyway . . I'm able to find operator's manuals for any year from 2006 thru january 2010 for...
  38. AxleHub

    Gear box maintenance on mid mount mowers and other implements.

    I recently made a mistake to not put this thread on the General Owner/operating forum . . so I'm now correcting that error. This topic can apply to all scuts and cuts that have a mmm The gear box on a mmm. Its pretty easy to forget it when you're focused on the tractor engine and hydro...
  39. AxleHub

    tire/wheel size compatibility on cub cadet I series vs.Llt series

    Greetings. I have an I series cub cadet 1050 zero turn tractor that has 20 x 8 tires/wheels for the rears. I have an opportunity to buy almost new 20 in. x 10 in. to 8 in. Cub cadet rear tire wheel combination for both of my rears (matched set). My question is . . Will this size work on the...
  40. AxleHub

    Tractors and Grease . . how to make it less messy.

    Regardless of what size tractor you own or will own . . grease is an integral part of tractor use . . tractor maintenance . . and regular cleanup of grease. Unlike many other machines . . Motorcycles, jetskis, snowmobiles, even lawnmowers . . tractors require regular greasing of zirks in front...
  41. AxleHub

    MF tractor numbering and logic

    Greetings, Over the last couple years I became interested and then an owner of a MF tractor. But I seem to lack an understanding of how MF identifies their past and present tractors and model groupings compared to other brands. 1. In subcompacts its easy in that a subcompact model starts...
  42. AxleHub

    GC1700 series gear box oil change on mmm.

    Greetings, I assume this topic could apply to all scuts that have a mmm . . but I'm writing it directly about the MF Gc1700 series. The gear box on a mmm. Its pretty easy to forget it when you're focused on the tractor engine and hydro servicing. And besides the mmm . . maybe there are...
  43. AxleHub

    Cub Cadet made a GREAT Zero Turn Tractor

    The quantity of threads and stories on zero turn riders is phenomminal is size and vehement support. They claim good cutting and fast speeds of movement fo cutting. And so many times users claim they tear up a little sod "but that is normal". And slopes ? Supposedly they aren't an issue. So...
  44. AxleHub

    Help fllocating brand new Cabela's tractors still in stock.

    Greetings, across parts of the U.S. there are tractor prospects looking to find new shiny Cabela's tractors still available for purchase on final clearance. I like Cabelas as a business and believe they are a good company. Myself . . I own a Massey gc1715 . . but many looking for a new...
  45. AxleHub

    GC1700 series - Removing the gear box on a mmm.

    Greetings, Manual says that one of the two ways to drain the mmm gear box for gear oil change . . is to remove 4 bolts (manual shows a little diagram). And I thought that wss a good idea so I took the 4 bolts out. The gear box is now a little loose but I see no way to remove it and the manual...
  46. AxleHub

    GC1700 series - hydraulic pressure reduces when not running.

    Greetings, My GC1715 is now coming up on its 1st birthday (about 85 hours on it). Yesterday I noticed after using it for a little while that I shut it off with my 3 pt with weighs still elevated and my fel omewhat raised with something on it . . . that when I came back after a couple hours...
  47. AxleHub

    Mowing Side Hill mowing . . . favored angle ??

    Greetings, I've cut lawns on a riding machine of one sort or anither since I was 6 years old. But none of that cutting was ever just flat easy city lawns . . those were always push or walk behinds. But especially it seems like my lawn mowing rider cutting (lawn tractor or scut) has always had...
  48. AxleHub

    50 hour and 200/250 hour hydro fluid change for Scut or Cut regardless of brand

    Greetings, There are lots of threads about maintenance servicing our Scut and small Cut tractors. And a significant issue both in time and cost is the changing of the hydraulic fluid and filter. Recently I realized that any of my hydraulic implements I might use retain fluid in them when...
  49. AxleHub

    The Confusion of Tractor Hydraulics Terms and the Quality of Different Choices.

    Greetings, I've read many threads on TBN that refer to adding an implement and then a need for a hydraulic method of controlling it. However, the number of different terms used seems to be thrown around in a very confusing and often haphazard manner. Let's start with some of those terms: 1...
  50. AxleHub

    GC1700 (and others) subcompact FILTER choices and needs.

    Greetings Its Spring and with it often comes tractor maintenance needs. In addition to normal maintenance needs are the special first maintenance needs of new tractors and their owners. And certainly one of the frequently mentioned new tractors being acquired is the subcompact products in...
 
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