Tractors.....

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Tractors.....

Postby msbadger » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:26 am

Mr B got a great deal on two JD 400's with mower decks a few years ago....one he planned on reselling and the other I mow with...but I'm giving him a hard time about re selling....see the one we never put the deck on...and I've been using it to haul a trailer ....drag plots move fire wood....ect ect ...with out the deck the thing gets great ground clearance in the woods...and fits my trails great....leaving the big tractor /loader/backhoe ...for heavy stuff...dicing and brush hogging ....the other JD for the lawn mowing and the JD with out mower as a good utility tractor and I never have to take the deck off or on.....he thinks I'm pushing it but I think it's just the smarter thing to do...besides...less wear and tear on engines dividing the jobs across three vehicles and we always have a back up...and well the money has been "out there" a few years now..not missing it

So how am I doing so far with my reasons not to sell it?? :D
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Re: Tractors.....

Postby Woods Walker » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:40 am

So far so good. But be advised of one thing.......Just make sure that the other one gets enough use that it doesn't begin to deteriorate. Internal combustion engines do NOT do well when they aren't used periodically. Seals dry out, gaskets rot, fuel condenses, etc. Basically, "use it or lose it" type thing.
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Re: Tractors.....

Postby msbadger » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:01 am

thanks need to practice ...lol :lol: and all the equipment gets a thorough work out all year...the "Utility" JD has tire chains and a hydrylic blade for plowing and I'll admit the drive...got mighty long last year and the snow mighty deep :shock:
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Re: Tractors.....

Postby bobow » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:57 am

msbadger wrote:So how am I doing so far with my reasons not to sell it?? :D



You are doing great! As WW mentioned, use them year around so you don't have issues of deterioration. I don't have two of them but the one I take the deck off when need be & do any chores during the winter like hauling wood. The battery is always charged and I don't have to worry about the fuel & seals going bad.
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Re: Tractors.....

Postby kellory » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:19 pm

I'm trying to work out a trade on one right now for the kind of stuff you are doing. I don't need it to cut any grass, I need a mule. tow a dump trailer, gravel, firewood, move a down tree, hual gear to hang stands, I am with you there. Leave one for domestic work and one for mule work. Are they perhaps the same model? That would also leave interchangable parts if needed. Maybe the starter dies on one and the steering on the other, swap as needed, to keep you up and running, and it gives you time to repair it properly with out the rush of I NEED IT NOW!
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Re: Tractors.....

Postby msbadger » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:36 am

there ya go!,,,more good ideas to throw at him ;) ...Yes same models,,,heres the one he wants to sell...hhhmmm I know I had the pics of other with deck on...took them for insurance....looks like I have to take more...darn if I can find it
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Re: Tractors.....

Postby ranwin33 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:25 am

Got to have a tractor - sure wish I had purchased one 10 years ago when we bought our first place up in Missouri. Would have made land management so much easier.

Anyway, finally bought one this past May for use on our Kansas farm.

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Re: Tractors.....

Postby msbadger » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:35 am

No kidding...and don't you just love the backhoe!...our big JD came just likr you tractor...the backhoe gets a work out from me...can't beat it for tree stumps ;)
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Re: Tractors.....

Postby eberhaar863828 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:51 am

We have the same set up as you do. We have two Oliver 1850's. One has the mower attached to the 3pt and one is used for everything else. Works really nice and we dont waste any time. Just hop on the tractor and go.
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Re: Tractors.....

Postby Wanderer » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:30 pm

Can't live without them things. We've got 3 garden tractors.. a Wheel Horse B80, a Bolens 22 HP, and a 13 HP John Deere Sabre. The Sabre ate the bearings out of the mower deck, so it's a trailer puller now. It hauls the manure, gravel, wife's garden tools,etc. The Bolens still sees mower duty as does our new John Deere 2720 31.5 HP 4WD. We also have an older Oliver we use for haying,etc. The Wheel Horse has 2 mower decks and a plow blade.
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