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Not a toy, part 2

13 comments, 1052 views, posted 1:34 pm 11/04/2020 in Irritating n00b Babble by Edorph
Edorph has 3080 posts, 510 threads, 43 points
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Got a Yamaha ATV some time ago, and it's been OK (http://www.teoti.com/irritating-n00b-babble/157341-dont-give-me-that-look.html), but at some point it became clear that a tractor would be a heck of a lot better for certain task.

Earlier this winter a friend had a 1971 Massey Ferguson 135 for sale, so I went for it!

So now the ATV really does seem like a toy.. and sounds like it too, next to a Perkins diesel.

Needs a bit of love, but it's solid and has a reputation of surviving just about anything (old-school UK-built!). I'm hoping it can do some snow clearing and road maintenance, perhaps firewood work and wood chipping.. but tbh mostly I just wanted a tractor.

Anyone else with old tractors here on Teoti?

Extra Points Given by:

elsels (5), Flee (25), z0phi3l (10), REALITY (10), Quaektem (10), Squirrel (5), superuser (15), griffonner (10)

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1:53 pm 11/04/2020

elsels

Ooh, a snow plow! ATVs are ok for small amounts of snow, but for feet of it you need the big rigs. Nice new toy, enjoy!

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2:12 pm 11/04/2020

Edorph

Thanks, elsels! Yeah, I found the ATV with a plow works great on fluffy snow and until you run out of space alongside the road. For this tractor, I can borrow a v-shape snow blower from a neighbour. They make snow blowers for the ATV too, but they cost more than this tractor, and the ATV is often too lightweight.
The thing on the back of the tractor in the last photo is a winch and thing for skidding logs (not sure what the correct term is ). I'm currently bidding for a chipper like this, great for when the beaver has been at it in the creek..

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2:21 pm 11/04/2020

Flee

My wife stopped me from buying this for the new house. Kubota BX2380 0% financing. $300/month.

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2:39 pm 11/04/2020

elsels

Those are perfect in Alaska, but I was always stuck with a shovel, most times the neighbor would come by with the snowblower. Would have loved one of those

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2:58 pm 11/04/2020

Edorph

I looked at some new(ish) compact Kubota, JDs and Isekis as well, but all seemed incredibly expensive for their size, I thought. They did feel very nice to drive and work with though.. Joysticks, no clutching, all kinds of safe guards, and you can get a power outtake on the front, and put the snow blower there.

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3:07 pm 11/04/2020

REALITY

I do not have a tractor

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3:10 pm 11/04/2020

Edorph

Another thing I was wondering about was, why isn't someone making an ATV with a PTO? And it turned out that Yamaha tried this in the 90s with a model called "Terrapro", but it wasn't a success.

It seems like Kubota is making another attempt with one of their UTV/RTV models, but it seems very proprietary... and expensive

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3:11 pm 11/04/2020

Flee

the good part of kubota is no need for tools, etc. All attachments are easily attached/detached. and they last forever.

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11:30 am 14/04/2020

Edorph

Went exploring on a tip from a neighbor, and found a rusty bucket for the FEL. A bit of hammering and welding, and I think it should be good to go!

Also got a rear scoop, good thing the Caddylac has a big boot

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6:54 am 06/07/2020

Edorph

Tractors are awesome

You've got to get one of these for your Kubota, Flee

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12:29 pm 06/07/2020

Flee

Still working on getting the wife to let me buy one lol. Need to get some quotes on landscaping costs. I'm told a tractor + materials is cheaper than paying someone to do it. Plus, a buddy promises to bring his tractor to help... As long as I pay for diesel and beer.

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10:58 am 07/07/2020

REALITY

If I had one of those there wouldn't be any trees left standing.

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10:02 am 18/08/2020

REALITY

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