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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by SPDRMNKY, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. SPDRMNKY

    SPDRMNKY ArboristSite Dork

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    lots of "new to you" tractor threads, and folks getting firewood use out of em'...

    rather than brag in someone else's thread, I'll drop this here...it's a good pic
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    a few weeks ago before the rains, my son and I were clearing a space to plant an english walnut
    this is part of two hackberry limbs we took down...we also dropped a black walnut that had ice storm damage, and two HL's that had no business being in my yard
    he's a good helper for a 4 yo
     
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    SPDRMNKY ArboristSite Dork

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    go ahead...brag about your firewood "tractor" here...

    anyone have something rusty and purpose built?
     
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    OnTheRoad Collector of shiny things.

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    Great picture. You have every right to be proud.
     
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    Having a little guy around to help out is the best. Love it when my 6yr old tags along. My 12 yr old could care less about helping out.... Nice tractor too!
     
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    Ol reliable, likes to freeze up tho.
     
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    Big fun man! I never got to fool with equipment when I was a little guy, but man I wanted to!
     
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    I envy you guys with your tractors. I hope to have one myself some day after getting some other things out of the way first.
     
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    I bought this one because I got tired of repairing my collection of antique tractors. The power steering was the only way to go! image.jpg
     
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    Sold the aging skid steer last fall, been looking for tractor like yours, that isn't beat to junk yet doesn't require a new mortgage to acquire. ( Well, I can dream can't I )Getting to the point of just ordering a new one( ouch!) Pro's and con's either way. I can write it off as a equipment capitol expense over x years, doesn't help much still got to pony up the green backs up front. Been procrastinating for several months now.
     
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    I love using the tractor for wood detail. It sure saves on the ol back!!
     
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    Don't log without one--love my Bob Cat front loader--worth every dime--pays for itself. The bigger the better--the small 'compact' tractors made by Kubota and John Deere might have the HP but are just too light and flimsy.

    Glad I bought a bigger one--wish I had a backhoe!
     
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    A back hoe is what I plan on buying when the time comes. Maybe by the end of this year.
     
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    This is my firewood getter, lawn mower, field mower, log splitter, garden cultivator, snow plow and nameless other chore do-er. I couldn't imagine taking care of my property without it. The chicks dig it too! Kubota B3200
     

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    No pics, but we use a couple Kubotas here. A old L3750DT & newish L3800DT. Logging, firewood they are hard to beat!
     
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    JD 1070- will pick up enough to lift the back end off the ground. Couldn't imagine processing logs without it. image.jpg
     
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    I ended up selling my kubota 2850, what a great tractor that was. It was replaced by a bobcat cr335 with loader, backhoe, forks and a rake, so far so good, not sure I am going to like the additional weight and reduced clearance and r4 tires in the woods.
     
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    I dont have a tractor, but I do have a little man to help. Here he is back in January, after we just bucked and split a weeks worth. I believe you gotta teach em young- he's 3.

    Hope to have a tractor some day though.
     
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    my fav fire wood tractor
     
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    I lost my tractor pics in the great site-crash of '13. :( I'll try to update this summer.
    Kubota B7500 w/ a bucket.
    Nice haulers there guys. Be careful though. Stuff happens real fast with the small tractors, especially when you're front-loaded.
     

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