What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

MoMower

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PA
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Massey GC1710.
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First paying job with the Betstco flail. This is the job I smoked the factory belts on, no issues today with good belts.
 

irvingj

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Location
Etna, NH
Tractor
2007 MF GC2310 TLB
Ooooh... is that a barn... or an airplane hangar?? :love:


Nice job -- I can see where your belts would have had quite a workout!
 

MoMower

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Massey GC1710.
Ooooh... is that a barn... or an airplane hangar?? :love:


Nice job -- I can see where your belts would have had quite a workout!

Neighbors pole barn, it was very nice.

The cheapness of the factory belts I think was the biggest factor.
 

Dmacleo

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Sep 11, 2020
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Location
Mid Maine
Tractor
2010 MF GC2400
getting ready to spread 50 yds of gravel for a cement pad for pad level addition to mobile home. grass part of area drops 6inches grade over 15 feet.
first had to dig out old broken small in ground circular pool (3+ feet deep) filled with rocks (smallest 25lbs largest 200+) filled with poison ivy with 4-6 ft deep roots that were over inch thick.
could not get under rocks to lift due to tons of weed matting. had to curl bucket around rocks press against brush guard and backdrag out to where we could safely (away from poison ivy) hold shovels against the rocks so I could get under them.

this pic shows amount I had backdragged before any digging and shovel/removal. pile was 6ft wide 6ft thick and 4ft high at the top point.
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same pile other side shows somewhat of the grade issues on grass part.
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just some digging had just started.

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deepest part of this hole is 30 inches. before I had chance to set brake it rolled back a foot, had to stop pushing as hitch was lifting tires off ground.
I had already filled some using reclaimed dirt.still got to do section on right side but thats slightly shallower.

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just about ready for 45 yds gravel now. need to do little smoothing reclaim some fill for the hole but dumped bunch in already.

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cglaser104

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Jun 5, 2016
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Location
Lockport, NY
Tractor
Massey Ferguson GC1710, Cub Cadet 2206
I got tired of my GC's backhoe hose situation so I fixed it with my second revision of a mounting block for the rear hydraulic hoses. I bought a 12" "jumper hose" that I use when I remove the backhoe VS slapping 2 dragging ends together down the PTO driveline area. I needed to clean out around the culver so it made for the perfect test and everything was 100% as expected.
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GeneV

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Lake County, IL
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MF GC1710 Craftsman 27048
That looks a lot cleaner than how they just dangle all over the place on every other tractor. I ziptie mine up high and out of the way.
 

cglaser104

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Lockport, NY
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Massey Ferguson GC1710, Cub Cadet 2206
Was backhoe hydraulic plumbing factory or something you added?
The plumbing and backhoe was factory. I did a different project where I added rear remotes to run a T'n'T kit I'm making and in the process redid the factory plumbing so that I could move the connections to that bracket I made. I damaged the factory hoses the first year I had the tractor when the line got pinched in the 3pt and it bothered me ever since how poorly thrown in it looks and how dangerous it is given that I run a lot of PTO implements besides.
 

Dmacleo

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Location
Mid Maine
Tractor
2010 MF GC2400
grr... low range slow speed due to high (foot tall) grass full power. caught landscaping timber while turning corner. shoved rear of tractor sideways.
cracked one side of bracket and bent other side. got to take to fathers house to weld. hopefully he has enough in torch to heat the bent bracket before we twist back, mines almost empty.

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Cat385B

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Nov 26, 2020
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Location
Big Lake, MN
Tractor
Massey GC1723e
As predicted by other members here, I use the forks attachment on my loader way more than anything else. I’ve had two instances of not enough lifting capacity, though.
 
 
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