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

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    best of luck with your new toy er I mean workhorse
     
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    This is a 2013 Kubota L3200, purchased as a left over so no Final Tier IV emissions. R4 Industrial tires, rears are filled. We have a 5cu ft ballast box filled with granite and some chains, total weight probably 7-800 lbs. Ofa Eko8 chains on back, some ATV studded diamond chains on the front. Soil is sandy so we harvest a lot of leaners. We have an LED spot/flood mounted with rare earth magnets so we can move it around: above ROPS plowing, below in woods, reversed for backing up.
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    This tractor had SSQD. Don’t have a grapple but pallet forks are really useful.

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    Help me out here! I could have you mixed up with someone else but isn’t that your 3rd tractor in the past year? Not sure if it’s you or someone else. Either way...nice tractor!
     
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    That’s some pretty deep snow...mine wouldn’t have made it 15 feet. It’s nice being able to work in those conditions!
     
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    I recognize that tractor and those chainsaws lol
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Now you know where I go to relieve a little stress when I am not cutting. Ron
     
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    Yes, actually it's my fourth tractor....LOL
    I bought and sold a few to work my way towards a new one.
    Ford 3000, Kubota 1550 for a week, Kubota L2850 that I just sold
    I actually bought a 2007 Massey 1540 4 years ago with low hours that I sold also.
    There's money to be made in used tractors if you are patient, buy bargains, list for sale, get to use it while it's for sale=profit :) and fun :)
     
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    Most of you probably remember I was working on my log hauling running gear, that I over loaded with logs and tore one corner nearly off. Here's a pict. after we had it pulled/bent quite a ways back up, it was laying almost flat, when we got started!

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    My wife added heat, as I pulled with the come-along... Once I had it at the shop, I "bent" it back into alinement and did some welding,

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    Anyway, I bought some 3x3-1/4" angle and reinforced the whole back end, as this gear is getting pretty old!

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    I also used some steel I had lying around, and welded it in where I couldn't use bolts,

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    Rather than spend several days removing both reaches to straighten them, I just pulled them straight as best I could with a come-along, and bolted angle along side them for reinforcement,

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    Here's the two drills I used, the half in Dewalt "brushless" for the pilot hole, and the Milwaukee for the half inch hole.

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    After owning a "brushless" Dewalt, I will NEVER go back to a brush drill ever! The brushless are MUCH lighter, have more power and the batts last longer!! BTW, IF, you aren't using "Tap Magic" when you are drilling or tapping holes, you are working waaaay too hard!!

    Anyway, here's the last two pieces, ready to bolt on!

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    and then, I thought I'd go get a couple hard maple logs, I left out in the woods to "spalt",

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    And with a piece of maple "firewood" on top, I headed home,

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    On the way, I had two does trying to lead me away, so I went really slow and looked for what I knew, I must have been very close to, and here's what I found,

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    It wasn't much bigger than a cocker spaniel, I only saw the one and not to bother them, I took a couple picts., and went on my way...

    At some point, I'll build cross bunks with pockets in them, but that's a job for another time!

    SR
     
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    Nice work on the wagon running gear.

    A pair of does trying to lead you away? Here the does split up from their family groups and don't seem to get back together till about mid July when they show off their babies to the other does.

    Mowing the front lawn the other day I was whizing by a flower bed of Kare's she has gotten a bit behind on. Some thing didn't look right.

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    Kare informed me she wasn't going to do much with that flower bed because of the milk weed for the Monarks.


    :D Al
     
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    I think she had dropped that fawn just hours before I got there... Last spring, I was driving by a doe that was dropping a fawn as I drove by, I just drove by slow and didn't even stop...

    After they get them dry, a short time later they leave the fawns so as to not draw attention to them, as the newborns have no scent. Only coming back to feed them until the fawns get bigger...

    SR
     
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    I have a 743 Bobcat that I have not used very much for firewood. In the past I used an IH crawler with a 4 in 1 bucket. With the last winter snow fall I am stopped with out a nimble tractor. It will take some TLC to get it back producing. Thanks
     
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    Sawyer, I did the same thing you did but only ended up bending the reach. I decided to spend the time and build some wheel bump rails. Now I can drag it right around a tree if I have to. 20181224_191134.jpg
     
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    OK, it's time to take the next step in cutting/removing tree's...

    I'm waaaay past tired of what it leaves behind, like this one along the lane between my fields! AND has already been hit at least once with a haybine! [​IMG]

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    I could dig it out, or push it out with a dozer, but that just makes too much of a mess, so it's time for me to deal with them in the next best way! ROADTRIP!!!

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    Here it is with the box off, as I unloaded it,

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    These teeth look like they will get something done!

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    The road trip caused me to get a little behind on my work, when I get caught up, I'll put it on my tractor and see how it does... [​IMG]

    SR
     
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    Mount on the 3 point and run straight off the PTO, shear pins I suppose?

    How can you get any work done with all the *)^)*()_*RR$(*^% rain we have had?

    It is making some nice hay though, If you can get in the field and cut it and some how dry it to bail.
    So wet suppose it will get chopped and put in a silo.

    :D Al
     
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    Yup, full power right off the pto, no belts, chains or gear box...

    If you over load it, the cutter can pivot up out of the cut some, to lighten the load, also the drive line is protected by a drive line slip clutch. There's no shear pins to replace...

    SR
     
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    Woodland mills model? Sounds like the kitty cats meow.

    :D Al
     
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    Yes, and hopefully it will be as good as it sounds...

    It's design is very simple not much to go wrong, as long as the bearings and steel is good quality, and that I will find out soon enough.

    SR
     
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    Lady that hired me to do some land scapeing hired a guy to come in with a trailer mounted stump grinder. It sure did make quick work of the stumps. But it threw/broke off some of the teeth, told me they each cost a couple hundred dollars if I remember right.

    I've Just been cutting grooves in the stumps I need gone and fill with salt. The deer do the rest eatting on the stump and it also rotting away from the moisture.



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    Some breakage is old wore out teeth and others is operator error, or unseen trash/rocks in the ground...

    6 replacement teeth are just under $100.00, hit rocks or get over aggressive and you can break teeth...

    At least they are very easy to replace... [​IMG]

    SR
     
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