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  1. MiserableOldFart

    Used Value vs Age

    Not for another couple hundred years. EVs are the future, ON the road.
  2. MiserableOldFart

    Trouble finding insurance for tractor

    Interesting. I'm in NY state, and the way I read my policy, I'm covered for non-road registered equipment for theft, damage, and liability for "business" use as long as my "business" doesn't earn more than $2500 a year, but I best check with the agent to see if I'm reading right. Tractors are...
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    Wow! That is really effective, and the working in reverse is probably more useful than the front facing ones!
  4. MiserableOldFart

    Used Value vs Age

    In 15 years or so, I won't be around to see it, but all the new sub-100hp tractors will be electric, and they will be relatively cheap compared to what we pay for new diesels now. On cars, the original complicated and fuel mileage robbing stuff from the early anti-pollution stuff is long gone...
  5. MiserableOldFart

    Used Value vs Age

    The Chinese are moving towards an electric motive system faster than the USA, where the oil companies are doing their best to prevent it. Most tractors under 100 hp that use diesel fuel will be obsolete in ten years anyway, when it all goes electric, even in the backward US of A. I'm just too...
  6. MiserableOldFart

    Used Value vs Age

    From what I've read, and I hope it's accurate, most of the early problems with the tier 4 emissions have been fixed, and there isn't a big deal about it any more. I would think some of the earlier machines might have taken a hit in resale value, because there were problems. Having bought a new...
  7. MiserableOldFart

    Unnecessary MMM greasing

    Different machines have different requirements. The Kubota GR2120 deck wants grease "daily," which I interpret to be about every 8 hours. Bush Hog RFM gets it about every 25 hours. I'd do it more because it's especially easy for that one, but I think it's sufficient.
  8. MiserableOldFart

    Toolbox for NH Workmaster 40

    Used a cheap plastic ammo box, bottom reinforced with plywood inside and glued. L bracket and piece of 2x4 cut to fit underneath to support it if it ever wants to slide down. Obviously need to get shorter bolts and probably, when ambitious, will lower the whole thing a couple inches. The...
  9. MiserableOldFart

    Mowing Kubota diesel overheating.

    I wonder if anyone is using Evans permanent waterless antifreeze? I used it in my TC26DA once the warranty was up. It's expensive, and requires a flush with its own special flush stuff prior to putting it in, but it has no water, claims to be permanent for the life of the engine. It is a...
  10. MiserableOldFart

    My first leak at 21hrs

    Look at the bright side.. sad for you perhaps, but happy for the next guy who has the same problem and gets that same tech, if he remembers..
  11. MiserableOldFart

    My first regen on my Boomer 55

    Got my first regen on Workmaster 40 at 17 hours. Likely early because I've been using it quite a bit at low rpms, in quest to avoid running long at fixed RPMs during break in. It was uneventful, saw the lights go on and proceeded to use opportunity to mow for awhile. Smelled some but not too...
  12. MiserableOldFart

    How many Attachments?

    RFM, chipper/shredder, box blade, Rear blade, PHD, snow blower. Looks like six. Seven if you count clamp on pallet forks for the loader. Eight if you count the 3 point box I put on a TSC frame.. Hope I haven't forgot any, lol.
  13. MiserableOldFart

    3pt log splitter

    What is it with carburetors today on small engines?? I use non-alcohol gas, add stabilizer, and it seems I'm constantly fixing or replacing carbs anyway. Very frustrating. It's true that they sit around for long periods without getting used, but that's always been the case with my machines...
  14. MiserableOldFart

    How long before Compact Diesels are obsolete?

    Electric tractors WILL be made less expensively than comparable diesels within four to five years, tops. Diesels are extremely sophisticated engines, and so too are hydro transmissions, which will be 100% obsolete with electric tractors. With lifts at both the front and rear ends of the...
  15. MiserableOldFart

    Help me choose a riding mower.

    If your land is flat, a zero turn is fine. Too steep here for zero turn, so I have a Kubota GR2120, diesel. It was the only machine with front wheels that are powered that was low enough to fit under the apple trees. It has made me nostalgic for the wheel horse. Too many headaches to list...
  16. MiserableOldFart

    Talk me into buying

    If I were you, I'd be looking at 25hp or so compact, of a size of my first tractor, which is to say, like a Kubota B2650 or such. The L 2510 to me is too large for the power it has, and only exists because of the 26 hp limit on non-fancy emission stuff. Yes, the larger tractor will have more...
  17. MiserableOldFart

    Should I cab or not. Getting ready to buy

    I would like a cab probably 4-5 months of the year, but the rest, I doubt it. A decent snowsuit keeps me warm in all but the hands and toes in the worst of winter clearing snow. Mittens with those chemical hand warmers in them reduce the hand problems a lot. I probably will eventually get...
  18. MiserableOldFart

    Early observations, Workmaster 40

    One error: The loader does indeed, perform both curl and lift simultaneously.
  19. MiserableOldFart

    Early observations, Workmaster 40

    With a whole 10 hours on the tractor, I can see, hear and feel that the machine is somewhat less user friendly than the TC26DA it replaces. The loader doesn't appear to have true dual function capability, something that in a little time will be a non-issue once I get used to it. They put the...
  20. MiserableOldFart

    This stuff gets heavier as I get older

    70 here. Fighting the 54" deck on the GR2120 every spring drives me nuts, as does the struggle to line up the balky splines on its drive shaft. I would do away with the lawn tractor completely except that it fits under the apple trees in our orchard of about 15 mostly semi-dwarf trees. What...
  21. MiserableOldFart

    New Tractor Company as if we didn't have enough

    In a decade compact diesel tractors will likely no longer be made. Electrics will take over the under 70 HP market. Not as sure with the really big ag tractors but people not too far in the future will laugh at us with our five gallon can hoisting and much of the other things we do all the...
  22. MiserableOldFart

    Chains First time tractor owner- chain advice

    I got 1.25 inch spacers for my TC26DA and was able to put massive chains on the rear wheels. They were probably bigger than I needed, but the thing was a beast with those chains. I traded the tractor in this year, and I'm hoping my Workmaster 40 has enough clearance for chains. It appears to...
  23. MiserableOldFart

    Tool box

    Thanks, but I don't think I need it. Seems to be a fairly straightforward way to go.
  24. MiserableOldFart

    Carbon Dioxide

    Great documentary video, "Who killed the Electric Car?" Well worth a look for those who haven't seen it. The science of anthropogenic Climate Change is clear. There is no scientific doubt. The political "debate," is a purely artificial one created by people who see their bottom line...
  25. MiserableOldFart

    Ambra Multi G-134 Substitute

    Once the warranty is up, I'll be switching to Evans waterless coolant. It's not cheap at $50 a gallon, and when you switch over you have to flush the system with their prep fluid to get the water out, but it's permanent, and can't cause rust. Haven't checked the new tractor but the old one...
  26. MiserableOldFart

    Ambra Multi G-134 Substitute

    Sure do. Just bought a new tractor. He uses something called Naviguard. I don't want to mix it if I ever need to add. Likely will get NH from Messicks.
  27. MiserableOldFart

    Tool box

    Interesting. The Workmaster 40 has no toolbox at all, and I ordered an ammo box with the idea to do the same thing, since the loader sits far out in front of the tractor. Then thought maybe mount it elsewhere, but when it gets here I'll see if it works there..
  28. MiserableOldFart

    Tractor with cab for snowblowing

    If using a rear blower, I'd have a bucket in the front. I have used the bucket many times to paddle my way out of being good n' stuck. I only use the rear blower for the really heavy stuff, and that when I either didn't get out in the storm every few inches, or I did and it just drifted back...
  29. MiserableOldFart

    Time to Upgrade- Stuck in Analysis

    I went through the analysis wringer recently. Was considering the JD 2038R. Didn't have one in stock but looked at the 2032R and it is a beautiful machine. I'd still consider the 2038R if I were you. The extra hp might come in handy someday. After much analysis, I stayed blue, with the...
  30. MiserableOldFart

    Close to a deal.

    To each his own. My Tacoma isn't big enough to tow a tractor. I'm not a skilled mechanic. We all have/want different things out of a tractor. I want someone within a reasonable distance who can do repairs that I can't. Old tractors are cool, and as with horses, fancy cars, etc. I love to...
  31. MiserableOldFart

    Close to a deal.

    Just touching on this subject again, there is one more reason I want to purchase from a dealer that is reasonably close. That dealer hires people in the area, maintains business in the area, pays taxes in the area, etc. It's good for the economy of the area. That also makes a difference to...
  32. MiserableOldFart

    Close to pulling the trigger.

    My bad on the loader specs, btw. I was relying on the Tractordata specs, and it turns out they were not in accordance with the NH 140TL loader, and the specs between that loader, which I now own and the Kubota L3901 loader are very similar, when using the numbers in the manual. So, one of the...
  33. MiserableOldFart

    Does HST Transmission Rob Horsepower??

    All the data I have ever seen show Hydro versions of the same tractor having less PTO hp than gear. I would submit that it's likely that if that small amount of power is important to you, you probably should be looking for a more powerful tractor to begin with, but Hydro machines usually show...
  34. MiserableOldFart

    Ambra Multi G-134 Substitute

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but it appears that nobody carries the New Holland trans oils any more. What are you all using? What about warranty issues? This is a serious problem.
  35. MiserableOldFart

    Close to pulling the trigger.

    Thanks for all the info posted here. I went with the Workmaster 40. It's going to take some getting used to. Not as refined as the older Boomer 26, but clearly more stable and powerful. I think it will work out well. I do want to correct something I have mentioned: The 140 TL loader is very...
  36. MiserableOldFart

    PTO chipper

    I have what could be called the great grandfather of your chipper, a BushHog 5+" chipper shredder. The chipper/shredders have gone through a lot of companies, but BushHog never made them, just rebadged. Echo owned 'em for a while, but I think sold them off. Here's a tip that might help you...
  37. MiserableOldFart

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    OK, my tractor isn't in one, but it brought all the wood to the pile. From a few years ago.
  38. MiserableOldFart

    Wood chipper for different size chips

    As mentioned above, chipper/shredders that have a choice of grate size give you more choices as to the size of the product. I do wonder if any of them, though, would yield the kind of product you would want for animal bedding. You can re-feed shredder product, but probably just get smaller...
  39. MiserableOldFart

    Close to a deal.

    I look at used tractors online, a lot, and still, I have to say they scare me off. Tractors hold a good deal of their value. A LOT of people buy tractors that are too small and then beat on 'em. A lot of loader buckets look like they have been through a war. Part of buying a new tractor is...
  40. MiserableOldFart

    New Guy First Tractor

    I was looking at a NY Workmaster 25 S yesterday, and it's a very impressive little tractor. I think it's only 2 range HST but it has quite a strong loader for a SCUT. 3 Ranges are definitely preferable to 2 if all three ranges are usable speeds. The NH SCUT has a pretty strong loader...
  41. MiserableOldFart

    Tractor News Viable Electric Tractor?

    Global warming on a massive scale is an established fact now, not a conjecture. The so-called "debate" over whether human fossil fuel burning is causing it is a joke. Hundreds of millions of tons of KNOWN greenhouse gases every year are definitely causing it. Is it 100%? That, we don't know...
  42. MiserableOldFart

    Kubota L3901 HST vs. Kioti 4010SE HST Compact Tractor Pricing

    After much time spent looking at numbers and making one email contact with a Kioti dealer, the number I got from him, and I'm not sure if it's the same model, but the one I was comparing with the L3901, the Kioti price was higher. I was shocked. I finally settled on NH Workmaster 40 to trade...
  43. MiserableOldFart

    Close to pulling the trigger.

    Thanks for the heads up. The loader specs are apples to apples. Example: Kubota L3901 full height 500mm 855, I think, vs. New Holland 1100. I won't be lifting much of anything to full height, but when it comes to popping rocks out of the ground or putting on an oversized light material...
  44. MiserableOldFart

    Close to pulling the trigger.

    Yep, that's a serious price differential there. And a nice machine. Thanks for the info. Are you a skilled mechanic? That makes a big difference. I am not. I can do routine maintenance, small repairs, but know better than trying to split a tractor or such.. I am virtually surrounded by LS...
  45. MiserableOldFart

    Tractor News Viable Electric Tractor?

    You are about 250% wrong on that score. Even when using juice from coal burning plants, EVs are cleaner than ICE vehicles, and that's for gasoline. For diesel, it's probably better still. EVs and even ETs will be the wave of the future. Much depends on your age. I'm 70, and likely will...
  46. MiserableOldFart

    “Buy the dealer, not the machine” is outdated

    I have two tractors: New Holland TC26 DA and Kubota GR2120 lawn tractor, both diesel. Both dealers went out of business shortly after I bought them. The dealers I ended up going to for service have been decent to me, but it's not the same as if I had bought the tractors there. I'm now in the...
  47. MiserableOldFart

    Close to a deal.

    After much self debate, soul searching and number crunching, I'm close to trading in the esteemed 15 year old TC26DA on a new Workmaster 40. It came down to the Workmaster 40 and the Kubota L3901, and the deciding factor was the stronger loader. Two questions left: which dealer, and getting...
  48. MiserableOldFart

    Close to pulling the trigger.

    After much self debate, soul searching and number crunching, I'm close to trading in the esteemed 15 year old TC26DA on a new Workmaster 40. It came down to the Workmaster 40 and the Kubota L3901, and the deciding factor was the stronger loader. Two questions left: which dealer, and getting...
  49. MiserableOldFart

    Tractor Shopping

    I have a 26 hp New Holland, and am looking to move to a larger tractor. Most 25hp tractors today have wimpy loaders, and for a property of your size, I''d seriously consider larger, ESPECIALLY if you think you might want to run a chipper off the PTO. My NH has a very capable loader for a...