7520 working with dirt

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MtnViewRanch

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Thought that I would post a few pics of some of the work that I got done this past weekend. Scraped and moved a lot of dirt, not sure how much, 100's of yards, maybe close to a 1000.:confused: Was working some slopes with gullies that were up to 6-8 feet deep. I wanted to get these filled in so that this area would be more of a rolling type terrain.

Anyway, thought that I would post here instead of the projects forum, showing the capability of the 7520 FWD.:cool: Some of the pics are before & after, and some are of the tractor moving dirt. Of the dirt moving pics, I was able to continually move this amount of dirt.:D
 

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MtnViewRanch said:
Thought that I would post a few pics of some of the work that I got done this past weekend. Scraped and moved a lot of dirt, not sure how much, 100's of yards, maybe close to a 1000.:confused: Was working some slopes with gullies that were up to 6-8 feet deep. I wanted to get these filled in so that this area would be more of a rolling type terrain.

Anyway, thought that I would post here instead of the projects forum, showing the capability of the 7520 FWD.:cool: Some of the pics are before & after, and some are of the tractor moving dirt. Of the dirt moving pics, I was able to continually move this amount of dirt.:D

What did you use to level the dirt. Is that some sort of spike harrow?
 
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Your red tractor looks awfully blue.:D
 
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Wow Where I live they call that sand!!!!! My Dad always said around here if you stick a pick in the soil, if you don't hit a rock you hit a silver dollar!!! Never hit a silver dollar!! But nice pic just the same
 
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Offy said:
Your red tractor looks awfully blue.:D
Oh yeah... But do I detect a hink of "Mahindra Red" on that fine black HD bucket??? :D

Or did you just run over a SKUNK? :eek:

Dougster
 
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rvaitor said:
What did you use to level the dirt. Is that some sort of spike harrow?

I used the Gannon to smooth stuff out. Drag it around with it flipped over in back fill mode, smooths the ground out very good. Then used an 8' rotary harrow to loosen the surface so that the rain will soak in and hopefully not run off.

TIMinPa, the dirt in this area of my property is 6-18" of topsoil and then it's DG. When DG is dry, it is very hard, lucky for me that it rained & snowed a week ago, so the ground was able to be ripped up with the Gannon.
 
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Dougster said:
Oh yeah... But do I detect a hink of "Mahindra Red" on that fine black HD bucket??? :D

Or did you just run over a SKUNK? :eek:

Dougster

Unlike some people, I have not started doing paint touch up yet. But maybe it's time that I do.;) Doug, I actually did think of you guys this weekend. I had taken more pics, but none of them really came out very good.:eek:
 
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MtnViewRanch said:
Unlike some people, I have not started doing paint touch up yet. But maybe it's time that I do.;) Doug, I actually did think of you guys this weekend. I had taken more pics, but none of them really came out very good.:eek:
You watch... Bill6 is going to be on your case bigtime! :)

I've got to admit that my new black HD bucket really looks great on the 4110... even with the "Mahindra Red" stripes showing through where it was scratched. Now it matches my Bradco bucket and thumb on the other end... makes the whole setup look balanced and like my girlfriend says: "Now it really looks like it means business"!!! :D

So paint color apparently does matter after all! :)

Dougster
 
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MtnViewRanch, Nice pictures!

I thought I'd share a couple of photos of my dirt moving too.
My pond to be and my other pond (that was made the same way)
 

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RAS323 said:
MtnViewRanch, Nice pictures!

I thought I'd share a couple of photos of my dirt moving too.
My pond to be and my other pond (that was made the same way)

RAs323, nice, how long does it take you to build your ponds?
 
 
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