World’s Most Powerful Zero-Turn Mower!

Ξ July 16th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Main, Tractors |

Totally overhauled Dixie Chopper Suburban Turban. I had Millard Small Engines replace the front wheels with springer forks and low-profile tires. Replaced the original seat. Replaced original twin 20 hp Kohler Command Pro engines with twin 27 hp Generac GTV760 engines. Total horsepower now 54 hp!

 

More Snowblowing

Ξ January 11th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Main, Tractors |

 

Snowblowing with my new Schulte SDX960

Ξ January 11th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Main, Tractors |

 

Root Grapple

Ξ May 28th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Tractors |

Rented a Bobcat 82″ Root Grapple for Memorial Day weekend (get 3 days for the price of 2) to move a massive pile of wood and stumps that was pushed into a 75′ X 50′ X 15′ high pile by a Cat. This is an awesome piece of equipment. Perfect for the job. The attachment weighs 1,200 lbs.

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NH1920 vs. M6800 side-by-side comparison

Ξ April 17th, 2007 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Tractors |

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Homemade hay rack

Ξ April 14th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Tractors |

Since I’m now officially a hobby farmer, I have been rebuilding a lot of equipment. During haying operations, we’ve been putting the small bales on the ground and then going back and picking them up the next day. In 2005 there was a huge rainstorm the next morning and the hay ended up drenched. I decided we needed a hay rack to make our operation more efficient. The hay rack hooks to the back of the baler and the bales come right onto the hay rack. I couldn’t find a reasonably priced hay rack, so I bought an old wooden grain wagon for $25 from my neighbor. It was totally rusted, the steering gear was frozen, the tires shot and the rims rusted with holes. After a lot of grinding, welding, priming, painting and about $500 worth of wood and new tubes and tires, I had a great hay rack.

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John’s new tractor – Kubota M6800

Ξ April 10th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Tractors |

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Bought new in 2007 it’s a Kubota M6800. It has a 4 cylinder, 202 cubic inch diesel engine producing 70.9 gross hp and 62 pto hp. The transmission has 12 forward and 12 reverse gears (including creeper gears) with hydraulic “wet” shuttle shift (don’t need to push in the clutch at all). Fuel capacity is 17.2 gallons. Hydraulic pump capacity is 17.1 gallons per minute. The 3 point lift capacity is 4,550 lbs and has a Gannon top-n-tilt hydraulic top and side link.  It also has a top link draft sensor.   Without the loader, it weighs 5,785 lbs (including cast iron rear centers) plus 1,080 lbs of wheel weights for a total tractor weight of 6,865 lbs. Wheelbase is 80.7 inches. Ag tires are 9.5-24 in the front and 18.9-30 in the rear. The loader is a Woods model LU126 with a maximum lift height of 126 inches and maximum lift capacity of 3,250 lbs. Breakaway capacity is 4,650 lbs. Bucket size is 84 inches and 20.0 cubic feet. The loader has a Bobcat quick-tach system that handles all Bobcat attachments. Maximum dump angle is 50 degrees and maximum roll back angle is 35 degrees.

 

John’s current tractor – Ford-New Holland 1920

Ξ April 10th, 2007 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Tractors |

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Bought new in 1998 it’s a Ford New Holland 1920. It has a 4 cylinder, 122 cubic inch diesel engine producing 33 gross hp and 29 pto hp. The transmission has 12 forward and 12 reverse gears with shuttle shift. Fuel capacity is 9.8 gallons. Hydraulic pump capacity is 7.8 gallons per minute. The 3 point lift capacity is 2,185 lbs and has a Gannon top-n-tilt hydraulic top and side link. Without the loader, it weighs 3,300 lbs plus 480 lbs of wheel weights for a total tractor weight of 3,780 lbs. Wheelbase is 69.9 inches. Ag tires are 5.5-16 in the front and 13.6-24 in the rear. The loader is a Woods model 1016 with a maximum lift height of 107 inches and maximum lift capacity of 1,850 lbs. Breakaway capacity is 3,850 lbs. Bucket size is 66 inches and 12.1 cubic feet. The loader has a Bobcat quick-tach system that handles all Bobcat attachments. Maximum dump angle is 50 degrees and maximum roll back angle is 35 degrees.