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  1. Johndeere3720

    Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor??

    I probably wash my tractor once or twice a month. I use a hot water pressure washer which does a great job cutting through any smeared grease and have a few different degreasers for when it’s really bad. Typically in the winter I wax the green panels on the tractor, it does give it some shine...
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    Why don’t you own a toothbar?

    I’ve got both a tooth bucket and smooth bucket for my skidsteer. The tooth bucket is great for getting under a packed road base, hard clay, or packed sand in horse arenas. It’s also great for spreading loose material over a packed surface since in reverse the teeth skim over that packed surface...
  3. Johndeere3720

    Everything Attachments poll

    #5 for me I don’t typically like buying attachments online, I tend to do local or semi-local dealings (within a days drive).
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    Skid Steer or CUT for Road Maintenance?

    Over the years I’ve used a number of things to grade gravel roads. My go to now is my tracked skidsteer with a tilt tatch and typically my tooth bucket. This setup is heavy enough to break through the hard packed gravel as well as establish a crown on a formerly flat graded road. I have a...
  5. Johndeere3720

    John Deere 955 won't move.

    Personally haven’t dealt with this specifically on my 955 yet (although I’ve fixed plenty of other things on it). I can see if I can find that procedure in the service manual. Another great resource is there is a Facebook group specific to the 50, 55, and 70 series Deere compacts that’s a wealth...
  6. Johndeere3720

    What is the oddest machine you have worked on or operated

    Ever since I went to college (diesel mechanic) I’ve strived to work on different and unique things. This street sweeper was one of my most odd purchases, mainly tinkered with it until I was moving and sold it since I didn’t want to move it. It was incredibly primitive, it had everything it...
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    Put a couple loads of fresh sand in my wife’s round pen
  8. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    Been a while once I’ve posted an update but the 4100 has undergone some transformations. I located a new takeoff mid mower deck with 15 min of run time on it and decided to turn the 4100 into a big riding mower. I absolutely love the cut with the deck on the 4100 but in the wetter...
  9. Johndeere3720

    Best 3 trucks you've ever owned.

    2001 Ford Ranger 2.3 2011 F350 6.7 2019 F350 6.7 I’ve had a lot of trucks over the years, these by far have been the best ones.
  10. Johndeere3720

    Scut with mid mount mower

    Most SCUT manufactures offer a mid-mounted mower for their tractors. Personally, I mow with an older Deere 4100 with a mid-mounted mower and love it. I'd really go sit on whatever local brands tractors you have in your area, part of it is personal preference of the machine, the other part is the...
  11. Johndeere3720

    Does Anyone Buy Used Tractors?

    In terms of my excavation equipment that I depend on every day, I generally buy new. But for stuff around the house, I've had a number of used tractors. Personally, having mechanical knowledge, the used tractors to me can be great. My current tractor is a John Deere 4100 with over 5500 hrs but...
  12. Johndeere3720

    JD models 4100-4700 is ur key switch a 3 position or 2?

    So I have a 4100 and my parents have a 4400. My 4100 has off/on/start, the 4400 has accessory/off/on/start.
  13. Johndeere3720

    John Deere 4100 FWD not working

    I’d honestly start by pulling the left hub/spindle apart to see what the clicking noise is. Hopefully it’s just a matter of replacing bearings / seals but it’s hard to say without getting into it. Overall the 4100’s are solid tractors, I have 4500 hrs on mine and it’s still going strong.
  14. Johndeere3720

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Working on the other end of the wood lately digging up stumps
  15. Johndeere3720

    Mid mount mower for older Deere 3320

    It’s possible with enough searching. I just added a mid mounted mower to my 4100. Found the mower on marketplace with most of the linkage, sourced the missing parts from eBay and Deere. Considering my tractor is 23 years old I’d say you have a better shot of finding everything to make it work.
  16. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    Ultimately yes, I do plan to do the back half when things aren’t so busy. Years ago I also did all of this to a 4400 for my parents. It’s plastic was badly oxidized and some of it was broken. I waxed the good panels and replaced the broken ones, looked like a new tractor when it was done. Might...
  17. Johndeere3720

    Burned Up Trailer Wiring

    On my PJ dump trailer it has fuses on both the positive and negative sides of the charging circuit for the trailer battery. If you have smoke its most definitely a short circuit somewhere, a bad ground prevents flow of electricity so that would be highly unlikely. Id trace out your harness from...
  18. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    I think the newer variant, it was whatever the had in the shelf at the dealership
  19. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    Thanks! I did some fine sanding, primer, paint, and clear coat.
  20. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    Fresh look to the side panels and a new Heavy Hitch
  21. Johndeere3720

    eli b

    Most likely it’s a safety switch that is preventing the tractor from starting. Now assuming when you turn the key to the on position you should have power to your gauges, the fuel gauge should read tank level. If that’s the case I typically run through each safety device on the tractor (Neutral...
  22. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    Got my hot water pressure washer back from the shop today and couldn’t resist cleaning up the 4100 a bit. Leaning towards waxing the side panels to get rid of the oxidation. [emoji848]
  23. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    Made a little more progress today on the 4100. Somehow I ended up with an I match when I picked up the parts I ordered last week. [emoji28] Not knowing what I had/ didn’t have I ordered the loader joystick so I could start figuring out what else was missing. I’m missing a number of small...
  24. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    Made more progress on the hood today: The John Deere paint turned out pretty good but I’m debating shooting it with clear coat to give it more shine. Either that or waxing it in a few days. Open to ideas there, leaning more towards clear coat though. Also got a picture of what I’m up...
  25. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    Any advice on finding the trim piece for around the headlight switch? This 4100 just had duct tape over the hole that the switch goes in so I ordered a new switch and installed it yesterday but am missing the trim ring that holds it in place to the instrument panel. Upon my searches through...
  26. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    Got a little time today to start cleaning up the hood. The white color was actually primer, apparently some of the paint had came off in the past so their fix was shooting the hood with some grey primer to prevent rust. This go around it’ll get sanded, primed, and painted. Although far from...
  27. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    Making the tractor useful with a new Fronteir mower [emoji1362] Reversed the rear tires and when right to work cutting brush. Forgot how dusty mowing can be on an open station machine but it was certainly enjoyable nonetheless.
  28. Johndeere3720

    Anyone have a recommendation for a GPS tracker for their equipment?

    I bought 4 trackers from SVR Tracking a few months ago. These were recommended by a friend who owns a rental yard so I figured it was worth a try. If I remember right each unit was around $180 each up front but that included coverage for 3 or so years and was $40 a year after that timeframe. I...
  29. Johndeere3720


    Unfortunately no progress pictures but I got the Z225 out to cut the grass.
  30. Johndeere3720

    New (to me) 4100

    Picked up a high hour (5540 hrs) John Deere 4100 today so I can have a mowing tractor again. Surprisingly for the hours it’s mechanically sound, no blow by, smoke, or stuttering in the transmission/hydraulics. I’m not sure what it’s previous life entailed but I think it’ll have an easy...
  31. Johndeere3720

    Manual tilt vs Electric tilt trailers?

    I’ve not seen an electric tilt fail however you could probably adjust the relief valve to get the deck to tilt if the system was to fail. Really it all depends on what you intended to use it for. If just hauling a tractor or equipment I’d just go with gravity tilt. If hauling cars or pickup...
  32. Johndeere3720

    Excavator v. Skid Steer for Hobby Farmer?

    Having both, I use my skidsteer around my property considerably more than the excavator. The skidsteer is more versatile, you can move things faster over a distance. Some rental yards will rent out just attachments, you could always rent a stump grinder for the skidsteer to deal with the stumps...
  33. Johndeere3720


    Pulled a few stumps today to expand my gravel parking area
  34. Johndeere3720

    T66 with 74" HD Bucket

    I’ve put about 350 hrs on my T62, awesome machine. Yes, you can see the cutting edge well. If you get wide tracks get the 5 link suspension, without the suspension you have maybe 1/2” gap between the track and the body of the machine. With 5 link that gap is much better. I got zigzag tracks...
  35. Johndeere3720

    YM187D Project tractor

    Small update: Found a set of turf tires off of another 187D yesterday and got them mounted up. Now the drivetrain won’t work against itself in 4wd, the rear tires that were on it were from a 165D.
  36. Johndeere3720

    YM187D Project tractor

    Small update. Havent gotten too far on the 187D, ended up picking up a bunch of forklifts to fix up which has pretty much consumed my shop space. Will be back on the Yanmar once I get these forklifts fixed up.
  37. Johndeere3720

    YM187D Project tractor

    It does have a lot more in common to the 226 I had vs the 186. My buddy was offered all of Raffi’s parts tractors but before he could say yes everything was sent off to auction.
  38. Johndeere3720

    YM187D Project tractor

    No worries! It’s better than some but certainly far from perfect. I may try to fix some of its imperfections and see how the paint responds to some wax.
  39. Johndeere3720

    YM187D Project tractor

    For as simple as it is it sure is handy for engines that don’t have a functioning electrical system handy. I built it for a Duetz F2L410 2 cylinder air cooled engine that I had out of an M600D Bobcat that I got running last year. I wanted everything in a box basically so I spent an afternoon...
  40. Johndeere3720

    YM187D Project tractor

    Another update! Tonight I started taking some things off the parts tractor. Before I go too far I wanted to try and get it running so I robbed the starter, fuel filter housing, and injector lines off of my runner and put them on the parts tractor. Hooked up my remote starter box and bled fresh...
  41. Johndeere3720

    YM187D Project tractor

    I’d be more than happy to sell the hood. The main draw back is the holes behind the 187 emblem for who knows what. This tractor had a loader at one time which explains its rougher looks.
  42. Johndeere3720

    YM187D Project tractor

    Funny you mention that. Yesterday I took a trip 3 hours south for a parts tractor. When I got there I noticed a bar none sticker on it which means this was one of Raffi’s parts tractors that was auctioned off earlier this year. The parts tractor is missing quite a bit but I think I can make one...
  43. Johndeere3720

    YM187D Project tractor

    A few more pics from last night:
  44. Johndeere3720

    YM187D Project tractor

    It was bound to happen… listed my 226D for a stupid price thinking no one will ever buy it yet I still sold it. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Timing wise it worked out though since I was moving into my new shop and needed to free up some space while I got settled in. Now that everything is put away it was time for...
  45. Johndeere3720

    Hyster S40 / E50 part interchangeability

    Finally dove into the mast swap! As expected, it’s a direct swap, very simple and straight forward as long as you have a second forklift handy to move the mast and set it in place.
  46. Johndeere3720

    Hyster S40 / E50 part interchangeability

    Fortunately I have a Hyster dealer close by for parts support. [emoji1303]
  47. Johndeere3720

    Hyster S40 / E50 part interchangeability

    About 2 months ago I picked up a Hyster S40XM forklift for a fair price. It’s everything I need in a shop forklift although I wouldn’t mind if it lifted higher than 7ft. A few weeks ago I snagged 2 more forklifts, 2 identical E50XM’s. One is missing the battery and the other needs the...
  48. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Got the 226D out to mow today. Overall very happy with how the R4’s don’t tear up the grass like the R1’s did. Still debating getting rear wheel spacers since I can’t use the turn buckles to adjust the lower lift arms.
  49. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    More progress: Fixed the leaks on the front axle And finally got the front tires on [emoji7] Note: Front wheels only fit in the wide setting with little room to spare. For me it’s perfect, the tractors setup for stability and flotation for running a finish mower. If you haven’t...
  50. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Small update: Rear tires mounted and back on the tractor! Front tires coming in tomorrow although I’m planning to reseal the front end before the new front tires go on. Front end parts should be here tomorrow tho! 🤞🏼
  51. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Good question! I just ordered the white paint from Hoye so it should be pretty close.
  52. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Small update: Got the 790 wheels sandblasted and started repainting in Yanmar white.
  53. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Yea, I’ve read that. Fortunately a local salvage yard shows the gears in inventory, I’m just waiting for a day off to go buy them since I’m sure mine are in bad shape. Today I tried to get it started and found the starter is toast, literally wouldn’t even spin the engine over with no glow plugs...
  54. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    These are Deere ones that I’ve just painted black. I’m pretty convinced I paint them every time I use the tractor 🤷🏻‍♂️
  55. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Made a trip out to a friends house and found some Yanmar side panels. [emoji7] unfortunately they weren’t exactly right but with slight modifications they fit right on. [emoji1362] And I got another project tractor…. Allis Chalmers 5020 (Hinomoto E23 if I’m not mistaken) [emoji28]
  56. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    They are from Hoye yes
  57. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    It is yes. They’re not quite as long as the originals but they do look a little nicer without all the fading.
  58. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Just some cosmetic changes to clean up the 226D. Sizing up the new front wheel Note: Front wheels only fit in the wide position
  59. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    More progress, got the tires dismounted today and picked up the 4th wheel. Next step is getting the wheels sand blasted so I can get a fresh coat of Yanmar off white on them. John Deere part # for the front wheels:
  60. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Ordered another front wheel today through Deere and got the rears back off the tractor so I can get the tires dismounted and wheels sand blasted. Really looking forward to getting this tractor dialed in. [emoji1362]
  61. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Finally found most of a set (missing 1 front) of wheels/tires from a 790 John Deere today. [emoji28] The rears fit like a glove, front measures to be the same as well. My sway links are a tight fit however I ultimately plan to get a quick hitch and probably spacers in the rear which should...
  62. Johndeere3720

    135D project tractor

    I’m hoping so, the free play in the pedal is about double what it should be, I’ll see if a simple adjustment is all it is. 🤞🏼
  63. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Well that’s unfortunate.. I’ll have to do some reading in the manual to better understand how it’s put together. I got to rebuilt automatic transmissions in college so the whole hydraulic clutch pack is familiar to me.
  64. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    So I did this test today and with the valve locked and 3 point up it did not drift. As far as the front end goes I’ve put together a parts list on Hoye, it’s about $200 to completely reseal the front end.
  65. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Brought the 226D out to my property yesterday to do some mowing and test things out. What I found is in high range the power shift is super delayed, it takes up to 10 seconds to build pressure and start moving and up to 5 seconds between gears. On an incline it actually will slow to a...
  66. Johndeere3720

    135D project tractor

    Took the front end apartment today and installed the keys for the steering arms so the steering would actually do something. Drove the 135D out of the shop for a wash. The front axle definitely needs resealed but overall everything seemed to be pretty decent.
  67. Johndeere3720

    135D project tractor

    Picked up another project today, a Yanmar YM135D. The guy’s dad used to be the local Yanmar dealer back in the day and believed his dad sold this tractor new. He had torn it apart to fix the leaking front end then suddenly put it back together and decided to sell it as it wasn’t really his...
  68. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Brought home another Yanmar tonight. [emoji28] The guys dad used to be the local Yanmar dealer back in the day and believes his dad sold this 135D new. This tractor needs the front end rebuilt mainly, it was pulled apart to diagnose the oil leaks and was thrown back together and parked. It runs...
  69. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Got the orange flashing lights wired up and working like factory today! Tonight is the Yanmars first night out of the shop with the bobcats. Mainly because I gotta get my brushcat into the shop so I can rebuild the gearbox. [emoji51] Still have a few things to do but I’m at least on the...
  70. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Here’s the link to them:
  71. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Most likely!
  72. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Decided to clean up the grill a bit today: Also ran some new battery cables and routed them a bit better than they were to better protect them since yesterday the positive battery cable ended up in the crankshaft. [emoji51] Now the cables are much safer and tucked out of harms way...
  73. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    The brushcat on the skidsteer lost a seal on the gearbox yesterday so a short day of work meant an afternoon to work on the 226D. Reassembled the dash assembly: I was missing the red lenses for the dummy lights so I took one of the small red door lenses found in a 99-07 XL superduty door and...
  74. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    More progress today! Freshened up the black paint Got the fenders back on The wiring was badly chafed and the plugs were very brittle but I think I’ve got the wiring about dialed in.
  75. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Finally got the 226D back out of the shop for a wash! Now that a lot of the dirt and grime is off I can freshen up some of the black paint before this thing starts going back together.
  76. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Making more progress! Installed the rebuilt injectors / Injection pump New valve cover o-ring Hydraulic pump hooked back up and exhaust manifold and new muffler installed Looking more and more like a tractor each day. Still have a lot to do but progress is progress.
  77. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Finally got a chance to work on the 226D today. Fixed the 4wd drop box and got the clutch installed. Also replaced the release bearing, pilot bushing, and front driveline tube. I’m just incredibly happy it’s starting to look like a tractor again. [emoji1362]
  78. Johndeere3720

    New to me 240D

    Slightly off topic but I recently bought some original literature for my YM226 and also got a brochure for the YM240 so I figured id share since its relative to your new to you 240.
  79. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Finally figured out my scanner this morning so I figured id post one of the original YM226/YM226D YM276/YM276D brochures I bought off ebay. I've got another more detailed one as well that I may post later.
  80. Johndeere3720

    YM186D Wheel flip and hub adjustment

    That paint looks so good! Now I wanna paint the wheels on my 226D. [emoji28]
  81. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Not much progress lately as I’ve been waiting for parts but today I got the roll bar manual for my 226 since I’ve managed to find an oem one which I’m working out the shipping details on. Figured I’d post the pages out of it to hopefully help someone later on. On a bright note my injection pump...
  82. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    I found a couple pictures online: On a 1501D: On a 169D:
  83. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    If i had the access id certainly try but unfortunately I don't. I've been thinking about it a bit lately and was thinking back to my 169D and I swore it had a fuel gauge whereas neither the 186D or 226D does. Makes me wonder if that was an option only on the 169D or if the farmer I bought it...
  84. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Made an adjustment to the wording [emoji1303]
  85. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Another day of progress. Drove down to Farmland Tractor for a front driveline tube since mine was cobbled together with exhaust tubing. While I was there I found some Yanmar ROPS which I believe are for a 186D so it looks like Cpy911 might be getting an OEM ROPS soon. I may have also tracked...
  86. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    That might actually fit, there’s 13” between the ROPS tubing. [emoji6]
  87. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Cpy911 I think Ive got what you’re looking for. I’ll fill everyone else in. Today I went down to farmland tractor in Albany, OR to get a driveshaft tube for my 226D. When I got there I asked if I could see everything they had for Yanmars since there were a couple other things I wouldn’t mind...
  88. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Good point! I did pick up the parts manual for this tractor so I should tear the plastic off of it and see about getting the part number. [emoji1303]
  89. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Got another chance this evening to work on the 226D. Brought the back half of it outside for a rinse then tipped it back to further investigate why the 4wd lever just flops around. It more or less appears to have fallen apart probably from someone forcing it into 4wd. Im hoping to track down a...
  90. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Previous owner ran it out of fuel and attempted to bleed it. That 3rd port was loose so I think he messed up the injection pump.
  91. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Almost forgot, gave the hood a quick polish tonight.
  92. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Made a little more progress today on the 226D despite the 110* heat. I pulled the injectors and injection pump to have them tested abs cleaned while the tractor is apart. It was running on 2 of the 3 cylinders and struggled to gain rpm as you gave it throttle. Upon disassembly I found the 3rd...
  93. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    I’m thinking so, I checked the front diff today and am not getting any reading on the dipstick, I’m sure it’ll need resealed like my 186D did.
  94. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Finally got a chance yesterday to make some progress on the 226D. Started by splitting the tractor to find that the pressure plate was missing most of its fingers because of a seized release bearing that basically cut its way through the pressure plate. The friction disk itself actually looks...
  95. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Feeling kinda guilty not working on the 226D but closed on a couple acres a week ago and could resist cleaning up a bit.
  96. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Said goodbye to the 186D the other day to another forum member. Now to turn my focus to the 226D. [emoji85]
  97. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Finally got the 186D done today. As you can see it was definitely time for new seals and collars. Got some fresh seals and collars installed and refilled with some 90wt gear oil and so far it seems to hold. Gave it a quick wash since gear oil managed to get everywhere in the process. [emoji28]
  98. Johndeere3720

    Decent used truck?

    Definitely a lot of great options out there but if you have the ability to hold out for a bit I would, the price of used trucks right now is pretty inflated due to the chip shortages for new trucks cutting into dealer inventory.
  99. Johndeere3720

    How many Attachments?

    Last time I counted I have a little over 30. 😅
  100. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Started in on resealing the front end tonight and ran into a minor issue. Based on the way the manual reads the stub shaft should just slide out of the knuckle bit the bottom bearing seems to be stuck on the shaft. Any recommendations on how to get the shaft out so I can replace the seals? Any...
  101. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Finally getting the wiring dialed in on the 186D. Headlights and work light are now working, new orange flashing lights and switch, and now the horn works.
  102. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Not much of an update but slowly working on pulling the dash apart since all of the dummy lights are broke out. Been mainly focusing on getting the 186D done but now that I have parts I’m hoping to get started on the 226D soon which looks like it might turn into a mild restoration.
  103. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Had another chance today to work on the 186D. I had ordered a new ignition switch for the 226D and figured I’d try swapping that over. Same result, still wouldn’t charge. I traced out the wiring harness and found some bad connections. Fixed those and once again, wouldn’t charge. I tried the...
  104. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Had a chance to work on the 186D last night and ran into an issue. Installed a new generator and still have the battery light on. New voltage regulator too. Looks like I’ll be digging deeper into the wiring to figure out why this tractor won’t charge. I did notice that with the key on, engine...
  105. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    I’ll have to double check that, thanks!
  106. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Decided to drain the tank tonight on the 226 and clean some of the junk out of the bottom of it. Modified the fuel line a bit and rebled the fuel system with fresh fuel. It finally starts good but still has some major lag when you throttle up from a low idle. When running I think it sounds like...
  107. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    I got it from a fellow off Redland Rd in Oregon City, he apparently bought the 226D and an older 30hp Kioti about a year ago from another local.
  108. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Oh it definitely is! I think I’ll probably stick with this 226D if I can get it dialed in, I like that it’s a little heavier since the finish mower kinda pushes the 186D around on inclines. If you’re ever back in the area you should stop by my yard and see my collection, it seems to cover 3...
  109. Johndeere3720

    New to me 226D

    Posted this on my other thread but figured I’d start a new thread for the “new” tractor. This one is a Yanmar YM226D, let’s just say it needs some love. - Clutch releases basically at the bottom of the pedal (can’t shift ranges or into the PTO when running) - front axle pivot is pretty worn...
  110. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Happened to be working 15 min away from the 226D and ended up picking it up. [emoji28] It needs quite a bit of work, the clutch is pretty much non-existent, previous owner ran it out of fuel today and must’ve put bad fuel in it and not bled it right because it really struggles to start and...
  111. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Spent some time yesterday trying to figure out the electrical issues. Apparently I have power getting to the headlights, one suddenly started working but the other still won’t, neither is burned out. I have continuity on every wire in the circuit. I also go rid of the broken pull style light...
  112. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Little update for the day: Upon testing the regulator I got continuity on pins that I shouldn’t have so I picked up a new regulator in town. I also found the main wire loom had some chafed wires due to the steering lever shield. I repaired the two wires that had been exposed and started to...
  113. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Lol I don’t need it, I’d really like to see it go to a good home. Here’s a screenshot of the ad: I mowed some more with the 186D and I think it’ll do what I want, plus if I wanna go faster I’ve got a brushcat for my skidsteer that’s 2-3x faster.
  114. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    I’m actually eyeing a 226D on marketplace too that’s in Oregon City, the guys out of town till Tuesday but that might fit the bill for what you’re after.
  115. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    It’s definitely been a minute, I still have some yanmar sketches hidden in a drawer somewhere. Wish you were still on the east side, seems like the yanmar parts are becoming scarce around here since Raffi just retired. Heck it’d be nice just to catch up sometime!
  116. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Yep, that’s me! Bought the 169D at age 14, I’m 25 now so it’s been a little while. [emoji28] I started an excavation business about 4 years ago and have slowly been working my way into newer equipment however I still can’t get past these 80’s vintage yanmar tractors. Unfortunately with the rakes...
  117. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    I didn’t see one externally, I may spin it over by hand and see if it clicks at all. Only does it with clutch pedal pressed and PTO engaged, stops immediately after disengaging the PTO.
  118. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    I’ll have to mess with the alternator and see if it’s charging erratically or even at all. I picked up a 5ft finish mower on my way home last night and wanted to give the 186D a try. Initially it smoked bad so I pulled the fuel filter canister which looked to be spray painted over to find this...
  119. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    Well it ended up on my trailer this afternoon [emoji28] Needs a little work but it’s a great running, driving little tractor. More to come soon
  120. Johndeere3720

    Might be getting back into a Yanmar

    It’s certainly been a while, almost 10 years ago I sold my YM169D to purchase my first skidsteer. Today I do excavation full time with several newer bobcat machines but still have a soft spot for the 80’s US market Yanmar tractors. This afternoon I’m going to go look at this YM186D, apparently...
  121. Johndeere3720


    Spread some rock out at the cabin with the new T62.
  122. Johndeere3720

    How long before Compact Diesels are obsolete?

    A little over a year ago I looked into the electric concept while shopping for a tiny excavator. Here’s what I came up with. The tiny excavator holds about 4 gallons of diesel and will run most the day on that tank. I can fill the tank in less than a minute with the transfer tank on my truck...
  123. Johndeere3720

    Bobcat M600D / M600 Glow plugs

    Update time. Got the glow plugs installed and tried to start the Duetz after wiring up a very primitive harness for the glow plugs and lift pump. The starter on it sounded awful but it would get close to starting then kick out the pulley for the governor. Upon this happening he governor would...
  124. Johndeere3720

    Sunset photos

    Got this picture one evening after loading up one of my excavators for a job.
  125. Johndeere3720

    Kubota U27 vs Yanmar Vio25

    I have all bobcat equipment and it’s been great to me. The E26 would be comparable to the other machines you mentioned. They are smooth, fast, comfortable to operate, and incredibly reliable. I do emphasize the dealer experience though, be sure whichever brand you pick has a dealer that’s got...
  126. Johndeere3720

    Bobcat M600D / M600 Glow plugs

    Since I’ve had a heck of a time finding parts I figured I’d share this invaluable list I got today from Duetz. These are the parts still available along with their part numbers for the Duetz F2L410 (2cyl) and F1L410 (1cyl). Please note that the F2L411 is a direct injection engine and has a...
  127. Johndeere3720

    Bobcat M600D / M600 Glow plugs

    Making progress! Called bobcat parts and was able to get them to cross reference the bobcat part number to the OE number from Duetz. Bobcat # 6512584 - Duetz # 117-1352 From there I found the specs on this Beru (Borg Warner) GV144. Hopefully I can cross this number with a domestic glow plug...
  128. Johndeere3720

    Bobcat M600D / M600 Glow plugs

    Long time no post but I'm working on gathering information for a project machine. Last week I picked up an old M600 with a bad Wisconsin engine. Having had no luck finding a Wisconsin locally I did manage to find the Duetz F2L410 out of an M600D locally on ebay. So fast forward a few days I...
  129. Johndeere3720

    Your towing rigs and trailers

    Here's my setup: 11' F350, 14x7 14k PJ dump trailer and 22ft 14k split tilt 6/16 PJ tilt deck trailer. :thumbsup: I wanted diversity with both trailers and certainly got it. The tilt deck also has under the deck fork rails for the skid steer forks and a winch plate and roller on the deck for all...
  130. Johndeere3720


    Almost finished with fresh paint on the T140. Took the landplane up to a buddy's house and scooted some dirt around but not much seat time till the T140 is 100% done.
  131. Johndeere3720

    Bobcat T180/T190 or Deere CT322/323D

    I start, I've had a 317 deere skid steer for several years and this year is is giving me plenty of grief, losing the hydraulic pump, injection pumps, and control linkage all at 1700 hrs. Power wise its unstoppable when everything is up to par, but I very much dislike the design behind the 4024T...
  132. Johndeere3720

    Hinomoto E150 w/ locked engine

    Just a little info I just found. I was looking into parts availability and finding hinomoto parts and literature is far from easy. The E14 model prior to the E150 is near identical, and I discovered that in the era of the E14 and E150 Hinomoto sold the same tractor to Massey ferguson which was...
  133. Johndeere3720

    Hinomoto E150 w/ locked engine

    I haven't posted here in quite a while but this last week I picked up a Hinomoto E150D with a seized engine as a project. The story I got from the seller was that the previous owner had used this tractor for 20 years to mow his field. He parked it in his machine shed for about 3 years and when...
  134. Johndeere3720

    The M-Wards Hydrostatic 16 project

    Thanks Jinman! I picked up a set of new R1's for the front Saturday afternoon, i'm really liking the look them. I also built a 42" belly mount blade made from an old Simplicity front mount blade that I cut down to size. My new blade also has hydraulic down pressure which is really gonna come in...
  135. Johndeere3720

    The M-Wards Hydrostatic 16 project

    I finally got the 16 up and running today. I picked up a new battery earlier this week and yet again (after adjusting the points) no spark to the spark plug. So I went and picked up a Wells LU 800 ignition coil along with some 18 gauge wiring, a spark plug cable, and some connectors. Hooked up...
  136. Johndeere3720

    The M-Wards Hydrostatic 16 project

    Bolted on my new starter and hooked up the new ignition switch to see if the starter would turn the motor over. Hooked it up and turned the key, nothing. Before doing anything else I drew up a diagram (that I can understand) of the whole visible wiring system just so I knew where things went if...
  137. Johndeere3720

    The M-Wards Hydrostatic 16 project

    A few days ago I picked up my 9th garden tractor, a 1977 Montgomery Wards Hydrostatic 16. This is my first M-Wards so a lot of it is new to me however I am very impressed with how well built this thing is. I believe it has a shaft driven transmission (which is serviceable), hydraulic lift, and...
  138. Johndeere3720


    It sounds like you got the situation pretty well figured out. I have worked on a Jeep that had a muddy brown coolant in it, pulled the over flow bottle and dumped out 2" of slimy mud. I ended up figuring out that the Jeep had been submerged under water while off roading, made sense why they...
  139. Johndeere3720

    I think my John Deere dealer is becoming "lazy"

    A few weeks back I was down at my local dealer (Pape') and was telling the general manager about the tractor safety course I was gonna take over spring break. I also had heard were gonna be running red tractors on the course. So day one of the course I get there and lo and behold 2 brand new...
  140. Johndeere3720

    Any new JD Rumors or Info on New Equipment?

    On another note, Deere will be introducing the new E series skid steers and CTL's soon. Back to Yanmar diesel engines but they also redesigned the boom on the mid frame machines. Deere has held the same basic boom design since the xx75 series skid steers, none of them can you remove a dead...
  141. Johndeere3720

    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    Here is what I plan to use for snow 6" and under. It worked great on my little Yanmar, now I have 45 more horses behind it so that should make a difference. :D
  142. Johndeere3720

    Blank skid steer plate

    I got mine through my local Case IH dealer for around $130. It wasn't as strong as I would have liked but I made some modifications. :D
  143. Johndeere3720

    Toys (Scale Models)

    Thanks CTF! I was thinking about it the other day and grabbed a couple scale models and set them on my 317. Pretty close match, yeah the one is a 320 but still, everything else is pretty much the same. :D So I have a 1/16th scale to my Deere and a 1/50th scale. :D
  144. Johndeere3720

    Show us your Best Stuck

    I have only got my Deere stuck once. Once it was buried, I knew I had to get a few pictures for TBN.;) I guess it could have been worse, I could have had one of the neighbor's bring up a Kubota in attempt to pull me out. :ashamed:
  145. Johndeere3720

    Toys (Scale Models)

    I too keep my eye open for Deere CUTs, so far I have the 4310 which is pretty cool. I also have the 320 Deere skid steer which almost matches my 317. :D I will have to get a picture of it by the 317 one of these days. You can see it in the upper part of my attached picture. :D
  146. Johndeere3720

    Skid Steer

    I have operated numerous brands of skid steers and CTL's and personally favor Deere over the rest. I personally have a 2004 Deere 317 skid steer and absolutely love it. The lift capacity w/ rear weights is about 1 ton, it is compact enough to get into tight spaces (I have done some residential...
  147. Johndeere3720

    Box blade damage

    Yep, I've seen that before. I know of someone who turned his A-frame on his boxblade into a pretzel behind his Kubota. Here is a picture of what I do with my rakes. I use steel tubing with flat bar tabs welded on for the 3 point hook up. I would also look into adding a couple more tabs to the...
  148. Johndeere3720

    Tired ot 3pt Equipment changes all the time- what easy change do you like....

    I have a John Deere imatch, in fact I loved it so much i gave the first one to my grandpa and got a second one for my last tractor, a small 16 hp Yanmar. Sold the Yanmar and made myself a quick attach plate so now I can run my few 3 point implements on the front of my skid steer. :D I have yet...
  149. Johndeere3720

    What is the largest load you have lifted with your tractor(s)?

    The title basically says it all, what is the largest load you have lifted with your tractor(s)? For me it is a toss up, both times using two skid steers to remove a stump or two out of the ground. The first time was with my Deere and my grandpa's Bobcat. We maxed out both machines trying to...
  150. Johndeere3720

    Looking for a small sized tractor to build pads with and for light site work

    I also vote for a skid steer. I have a Deere 317 skid steer and it weighs over 6500 lbs. I have done a lot of both heavy dirt work, stump removal, moving logs, precision grading, and numerous other things with my skid steer. All of that weight on 10" wide tires really compact the ground when you...
  151. Johndeere3720

    Mahindra Paint Fade

    When I had my little Yanmar the paint had faded from original red to a reddish orange color. I didn't mind it, for a 30 year old tractor it still looked good. :thumbsup: Any paint will fade eventually, it just depends on if it is stored inside/outside, how often it is used outside, how it kept...
  152. Johndeere3720

    Who else on here has a Skid Steer?

    I have had my skid steer for close to a year now (1 year @ end of January 2013) and absolutely love it! Who else on TBN has a skid steer? What do you use it for? How many hours does it have on it. I'll start. I have a 2004 John Deere 317 skid steer currently with a 66" bucket and a 3 point...
  153. Johndeere3720

    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    Here's my snow weapon. I also recently made a 3 point hitch SSQA adaptor so I will likely also outfit my Deere with my 5 ft landscape rake. All I think I need are some tire chains.
  154. Johndeere3720

    Engine problem BX2660

    The BX tractors have 2 fuel filters, 1 underneath the operator platform and one under the hood. My neighbor's BX had the same problem, I replaced the fuel filter under the operators platform and it has run great ever since. :thumbsup: I have attached a picture of the filter, you also may notice...
  155. Johndeere3720

    Tracked Skid loaders vs Tires

    Here is what I have learned through experience between tires and tracks. I too own a Deere 317 skid steer, no over the tire tracks, yet. I also have logged hundreds of hours on a Deere CT322. So i have several hundred hours of experience between my 317 and the CT322 on hills, rough terrain...
  156. Johndeere3720

    Buying Advice I think this is a DK35se Is it a good deal?

    Have you considered a skid steer? I used to have a 16 hp Yanmar 4wd tractor with no FEL however i had over a dozen rear attachments for it. When ever i needed a FEL for clearing I would borrow my neighbor's BX Kubota with FEL. With my experience on those two tractors plus a Deere 3720 (44 hp)...
  157. Johndeere3720


    I have a few customers that use their Jake Rake's to prep their ground for food plots/gardens/reseeding. The solid ripper shanks work great for digging up the hard packed earth, plus the rear rake does a great job at breaking down the dirt clods produced from the ripper shanks. Check out my...
  158. Johndeere3720

    The Jake Rake

    After walking by this project since June, I finally got it welded together on Monday. Now I can run 3 point implements on my skid steer, one of which is a new 2012 CU72. :D :cool2::thumbsup:
  159. Johndeere3720

    Any new JD Rumors or Info on New Equipment?

    I too was curious about the 2R series, so I decided to make a speculation on what I think it may look like. Here is what I came up with... :thumbsup:
  160. Johndeere3720

    How do I clean out a stock tank with a skid steer?

    Your project sounds doable but after learning the hard way OTT is the way to go. Here are some pictures of what happened to me...
  161. Johndeere3720

    Chrome stack

    Nice job on your exhaust pipe. :thumbsup: My Deere came with a chrome pipe from the factory. :D
  162. Johndeere3720

    The Jake Rake

    Several rakes in stock! all sizes currently available! The Jake Rake offers features such as a clevis style hitch standard on all sizes, easy to adjust rear rake, imatch/quick hitch compatibility, 5 position ripper teeth, even a lifting pad eye!
  163. Johndeere3720

    b2400 on fire!

    I have had mice problems in the past on my L118 JD. In fact this morning i was looking at my L118 and noticed that someone packed my ignition switch full of dirt! :mad: Nobody knows who did it so my assumption is someone was poking around and decided to disable my L118 as a cruel joke or...
  164. Johndeere3720

    New member Simplicity / AC fan

    Thanks Gary! They defiantly keep me busy along with all my other occupations such as bucking hay, processing firewood, saving up scrap metal, and doing side jobs with my skid steer. I may be a Deere guy but I have to admit I really like the way the orange SC48 came out. :thumbsup:
  165. Johndeere3720

    Stihl or Husqvarna

    I have two saws that I use for my firewood operation, one STIHL and one Husky. The STIHL (MS290 Farm Boss) gets the most use by far and the Husky (re branded Poulan 235e) is mainly used for limbing. Both my saws work great, always start right up and are ready to work. If I were to get another...
  166. Johndeere3720

    I just got an instant HIGH FIVE from my sons!!!!

    Good deal you got it running! I love working on engines, I don't know why because I really didn't get that experience your sons are getting, I just got some blown lawn tractor engines and completely dismantled then for the experience, plus since they didn't have to be put back together it was...
  167. Johndeere3720

    hours per year

    How many hours do you put on your tractor in a year? I have noticed a huge jump with my Deere skid steer. My old Yanmar would get about 50-60 hours logged on it every year which would be mostly mowing and scraping dirt. Now that I have my Deere skid steer I am about 6 months into owning it and...
  168. Johndeere3720

    2001 John Deere 4300 HST tractor extensive repairs and refurbishment

    Very interesting thread, you always inspires me to go fix some of the junk i have laying around. :thumbsup: Today I replaced rotted off fuel lines on a small chain saw. Still having difficulties getting it running, it will run for about 3 seconds then die. I even cleaned the carb too. I must...
  169. Johndeere3720


    Sorry to be so late on the response. Yes, i did have a YM169D, it was the best first tractor i could have ever asked for. I learned a lot in owning it, both in operating skills and mechanically when it would occasionally break down. I am assuming it has around 2100 or 3100 hours on it, possibly...
  170. Johndeere3720

    New Kubota prices, WOW

    I have also noticed a price jump with equipment. I priced out a new 318D Deere skid steer (out of curiosity) and they wanted $33k for it and it was a very basic machine with very few options. I also priced a 326D in January from a different dealer for $30k, brand new like the 318D but i bet the...
  171. Johndeere3720

    Buying Advice Newbie TBN looking for advice on 4x4 tractor

    I personally have been down a similar road, I had several jobs I needed to do such as move logs, remove stumps, mow brush, grade the driveway, do light land clearing, etc. Due to a limited budget I started out with a 4wd Yanmar YM169D diesel tractor (US Model w/16 engine hp). It was a great...
  172. Johndeere3720

    Fitting an imatch to a skid steer + hydraulic PTO

    I came up with a wild idea that if I took my imatch from my old Yanmar and mounted it to the front of my John Deere 317 skid steer loader that I would be able to not only use the tractor implements I currently own but also be able to purchase 3 point implements in the future. Then I figured that...
  173. Johndeere3720

    Your previously owned tractors....

    A good majority of us have owned more than one tractor, we all have seen changes in what our needs may be and upgraded to a bigger tractor or bought something a little smaller to suit your needs better. Lets see what kind of tractor's Y'all have had. :thumbsup: I have owned two tractors: First...
  174. Johndeere3720

    Deere 317 will not start

    Well, I should have known it was coming, the battery finally gave way on my 317 last night. It took a while to figure out how it comes out and I am in a pickle, the boom must be raised to remove the battery. :confused2: How am I supposed to raise the boom if I cant even start it? I have no other...
  175. Johndeere3720

    Lets see your Deere

    Well, we all take pride and joy in our John Deere's, why not show off your pride and joy? :D Here are my two Deere's: First is my 317 skid steer, brought it home a couple months ago to take the place of a reliable little Yanmar and I absolutely love it. The jump from 16 hp to 61 hp has made a...
  176. Johndeere3720

    What does this button do?

    I have had my deere for over a month now and still have no idea what the button to the far left does. I have been in several Deere skid steers and all of them have this button and I feel stupid for not knowing what it does. :confused2::laughing: Any ideas? Thanks guys! :)
  177. Johndeere3720

    Skid Steer Door and enclosures. Lexan Bobcat Cat Case.

    Do you offer a door for a 317 Deere skid steer? If not, when do you plan to offer one? I would love to have an enclosed cab on my skid steer. :)
  178. Johndeere3720

    How many hours on your Yanmar?

    Saw a similar thread in the Kioti Forums and figured it would work out well in the Yanmar forums. How many hours does your tractor have on it? What have you added to customize your tractor? Pictures welcome. :thumbsup: My YM169D has a little over 1110 hours on it, still runs and works great...
  179. Johndeere3720

    Bobcat scale model

    Was browsing the Bobcat website and found out that they have a scale model of the CT235. Bobcat Store: Product: CT235 Compact Tractor Die Cast
  180. Johndeere3720

    What is your favorite tractor model?

    Many of us will say our own Yanmar is our favorite model, but just out of curiosity, what is your favorite Yanmar model and why? Mine would have to be the FX235 because of the countless features it has available. I especially like how large the tires are as it focuses on getting as much power...
  181. Johndeere3720

    John Deere 2040 hydraulic leak

    Monday in shop class i get to take the school's 2040 apart to replace a leaking hydraulic hose. To me I see it as an opportunity to learn a little about how the 2040 work's and get the hydraulic fluid off the shop floor as it is a hazard and liability on the school waiting for someone to slip...
  182. Johndeere3720

    Would you do this?

    OMG THAT'S A JOHN DEERE TRACTOR - YouTube :confused::confused2: The safety police will love this one. ;):laughing:
  183. Johndeere3720

    276D electrical

    I was asked if I could get a Yanmar tractor to run again. I assume it is a 276D, I have seen it from a distance in person. It has an electrical problem, the symptoms are "like a dead battery" yet the owner installed a new battery and it still does the same. Hasent ran in 5 months supposably. My...
  184. Johndeere3720

    Allis Chalmers 610 re-power

    In July, I came across a deal and sure enough took it. It included an Allis Chalmers 610 and two Simplicity Broadmoor lawn tractors as well as some boxes of parts and a 36" MMM and a 30" belt driven rotary tiller. Being the tractor fanatic that I am I hauled them home and all of the sudden had a...
  185. Johndeere3720

    New Yanmars!

    Yanmar & MTD/Cub Cadet Alter Brand Partnership - The link says it all. I cant wait to see the actual Yanmar brand tractors return to the compact tractor market. :D:thumbsup:
  186. Johndeere3720

    What is the most popular tractor on TBN?

    Well, out of my curiosity, I got to wondering what is the most popular tractor on TBN? This being said I have seen a lot of threads about JD 2320/2520 tractors as well a Kubota B2320's and BX tractors. Not lets not forget all the other brands, these are just the ones that I notice the most. So...
  187. Johndeere3720

    Just sold a couple attachments, still have more to sell though

    Well, i just sold both my bush hog and my post hole digger today. I still have several attachments and my tractor to sell. I am not doing it for no reason, I have my eye on upgrading to a tractor with a FEL or a skid steer loader. Of the time i have had my tractor, the lack of a FEL has shown...
  188. Johndeere3720

    What is your favorite feature on your tractor?

    It's simple really, what is the best feature(s) on your tractor? It could be a factory installed feature or one that you added on yourself. This ranges from hydraulic ports, to cup holders, to extra lighting, and most everything in between. :thumbsup: Mine is the factory installed rear work...
  189. Johndeere3720

    The lawn tractor project

    Well, It was now I think 2 weeks ago on Tuesday??? that I bought myself 2 small lawn tractors to mess with. I got the 3 for $20 and that also included a 36" mower deck and a small tiller. I got a Simplicity 738 (nice paint), and Allis Chalmers 610 (really tight and nick named "Allison"), and a...
  190. Johndeere3720

    What is your most used implement?

    The title says it all. It can range from FEL's to box blades to Bush hogs, most anything you use the most on your tractor. For me, It is probably my Brush hog. Even with it being seasonal it gets the most hours of use than most of my other implements. I have to mow the property every 2 weeks...
  191. Johndeere3720

    They're Not Yanmars, but it involves the 169D

    Last week, i came across 3 very small lawn tractors when I was building a barn, they were stored at the place next door. now i have a history at this place, every time we have worked there, I bought something. This is the third time and i knew I wasnt gonna get away without buying something. He...
  192. Johndeere3720

    A PTO shaft day

    It started when i decided to fix up my neighbor's John Deere 413 brush hog a few weeks ago. He and I made a deal that I could sell it and get half profit. So of course, I couldnt pass it up. :thumbsup::D It had a dent in the back, so I pounded it back, welded up the cracks, and painted it. Then...
  193. Johndeere3720

    Fixing my Agric AL 50 yet again.....

    When I last used my tiller on Monday, it was leaking gear oil really bad from the gear box. I knew it was the seal that goes around the PTO stub so today i decided to take it apart to see what was going on. Sure enough, it was the PTO stub seal, so we ordered one today. Also, when I last used my...
  194. Johndeere3720

    Been drawing Yanmars again lately...

    Today I was really thinking about Yanmars that I wanted to draw so i picked out two that i really liked off the web and drew em'. The first is a YM1610D which I actually started last night but didn't do much so i basically did it all this morning. The second one is a YM2000, I really like that...
  195. Johndeere3720

    What's your dream tractor?

    Everyone has a dream tractor. This is if you had no limits financially. Mine; A John Deere 4105 with a 300CX. This is not limited to one machine either, and construction and agricultural machinery counts. :thumbsup: I will probably have a couple more soon but ever since I sat on that 4105...
  196. Johndeere3720

    I think tomorrow is the day!

    Tomorrow i will hopefully be bringing home a new 2011 STIHL MS290 Farm Boss with a 25" bar. Price is $410.00 + a Free lunch from the local Deere Dealer. Sounds like a good deal to me. :thumbsup: I also am getting some chaps from my Dad and a helmet with the built in face mask and ear muffs. So I...
  197. Johndeere3720

    Lets see your best tractor pictures

    I have seen a lot of great tractor pictures and would like to see what ya'll got. Since TBN members love pictures this will work out pretty well. Lets see where this goes. :thumbsup: Here's some of what I got. :thumbsup:
  198. Johndeere3720

    What would you change?

    What would you change if you were the one behind the design of your tractor? There are a lot of simple things that i can think about but i can say that i wish my YM169D had a 3rd range in the tranny, a reverser and a little bigger engine.
  199. Johndeere3720

    3-Point Hitch  169D 3 point hitch is weak

    Last night i went out on my tractor to enjoy the nice weather and level out some ground where we dug up some stumps last year. My box blade got packed with mud and I tried to lift it and my tractor would not. So i backed up and got it cleaned out and it can only lift my box blade 4" off the...
  200. Johndeere3720

    BX24 problem

    I was taking care of my neighbors horses last weekend and his BX24 is not running good. When you give it throttle (typically about 2500 rpm) it runs strong then almost dies goes to half throttle, back up and down and so fourth. I have heard that when the throttle control gets loose on the in the...