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

  1. GVS

    GVS ArboristSite Guru

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    I promise you,the tractor doesn't care what color it is.They don't even care if they're painted or not.
     
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  2. Ted Jenkins

    Ted Jenkins Firewood by TJ

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    I really like the Blue and the tractor, but Red is very nice too. Wheel tractors are not too practical here, but where they are usable they look awesome. Thanks
     
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    Al, I like Allis tractors, but the 180's and 90 are getting pretty dated. Then with the tranny problems many 190XT's had, I don't think I'd buy one today...

    SR
     
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    I would be sure to test drive one before plunking money down on nd I would also ask for some type of warranty

    I tried to get my brother to buy a Allis 200 with a cab. He bought. a Massey Ferguson 65 instead. said the 200 was to big for plowing his garden and useing a big Bur Vac snow blower in the winter.
    the injector pump went out and finally killed the 65.
    Bought a Allis WD to replace it.


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    :D Al
     
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    Really does look like it would pull a house down. What a moose!!!
     
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    I just thought it would be great for snow blowing having a cab and those rear view mirrors.

    That thing would have made the snow fly. My brother in law has a 1850 Oliver and a Geoge White snow blower and I bet that thing will pitch wet sloppy snow a good 100 feet.

    If I lived there I would have gotten thre 200 and did custom snow blowing.

    :D Al
     
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    Their used to be a fair amount of AC tractors in my area farming and doing acreage work. As the dealers went away so did the tractors. There are a few Agco tractors around but with the dealer being 80 miles away pretty much JD and Case IH around this area for the most part. You see a few of the other brands of the smaller tractors on some acreages around too.
     
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    Yes we see a goodly number of 9, 8 and 2 N series Fords the thousand series also 3,4,5 & 7's. A good sprinkling of Ferguson and MF tractors and lots of Allis wd's and the D series and a few 180 thru 190's

    But the only dealers left and most are several miles away that sell more than sub and compact tractors is JD and Case IH stuff.
    That stuff is bigger stuff in the 150 + hp range.

    I looked at a new compact Farmall tractor. they felt it was plated with gold and I thought it what sloppy engineering and cost way to much compaired to Kubota, New Holland, koiti, LS and others.
    Even that green and yellow stuff labled JD in the compact market is powered by yamar engines.

    :D Al
     
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    Got to love those Yanmar engines; I had two different models in Deere compacts over the last 33 years. Zero issues and starts no matter the weather. Ron
     
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    Hell, I'll toss my hat in!
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    We are finally getting some cold and snow, so it's time to move more firewood up to the house,

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    I'm already tired of winter and it just got started! lol

    SR
     
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    I feel your pain SR. No snow does not make a winter. Mud season day after day then below and nerly below zero just sucks.

    But I havn't used near the wood I have in past winters.

    :D Al
     
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    al-k cuten wood

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    50 out today after -3 Tuesday. Made a mod on my weight box to carry chain saw. Still have to come up with something for the gas and oil. image (6).jpg
     
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    al-k, weld an old galvanized milk crate on the box for you mix, oil and other stuff. Plenty of room; I use a double one to hold two 2 gallon cans, a gallon of bar oil, about 10 wedges, two sets each of muffs, gloves and goggles, and a 3# drilling hammer. It isn’t mounted; I just toss it in the truck. For your tractor, if you can find one of the old long single row rectangular ones would be even better. My father used one mounted to the tractor roll bar for years.

    Ron
     
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    al-k cuten wood

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    Made up one for the other side to hold the 441. IMG_20190125_131103295.jpg Now for the gas and oil and all the other stuff. May need a bigger tractor.
     
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    Or less weight in the box. LOL. Ron
     
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    al-k cuten wood

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    I grabbed some antifreeze from work to load the tires with. IMG_20190127_125326474.jpg Also got to try the forks out on a pallet of white oak IMG_20190127_131003014_HDR.jpg I put it right in the garage by the door.
     
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    The Kubota was on a job so I decided to bring the Wacker in the woods with me this weekend. We were about 20 minutes from home, I cut and brought a young man to toss rounds and drive the wood out of the woods with the Wacker. In a day and a half we harvested and brought 1.5 cord to my folks, 1.5 cord home for my self and 6 cord to sell. The wacker proved to be fast and nimble but doesn't like very uneven terrain or side slopes.
     

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    anlrolfe Honor GOD, Country and Corps

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    NOTHING like the smell of a sugar shack...
     
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    I missed this post last week. 4x14 here too. No RO though. I hung buckets until 2 years ago. Used to run 300-400. That was plenty. I can't imagine running almost 2000. Switched to vacuum because the 3/16 tubing made it so cheap. Made about 185 gallons on 300 taps last year!! rps20190128_133444_549.jpg
     

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