Tractor talk

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  1. blackbear

    blackbear Weekend Warrior

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    So I bought my first tractor this year, my neighbor “true” farmer is a huge red Case guy, he’s got a great 75 hp, I had to go for a Deere, I had one as a kid growing up, 12 hp. Now 50hp, I did what I never do, wanted 4wd but I opted for a loader no cab instead.
    Now I understand real farmers have two, one for the dirty work one the other cab AC, 4wd, get the picture?
    What’s your tractor story?




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  2. Okiebob

    Okiebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I love that JD green and have since I was a kid. My real pride and joy is a 1963 JD 1010 that my grandad bought new, my dad bought it from him in the 80's and I acquired it about 5 years ago. Its currently at the mechanics being completely overhauled and I have a line on a guy to repaint it. Hopefully by this time next year it will be fully restored.

    I also own a JD 4230 and a 7830 but those are my big farm tractors.
     
  3. oldnotdead

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    We have a 35 hp JD. We got on a great deal years ago when a rich guy bought it brand new and traded it in 2 yrs later for a bigger model. Front end loader and a backhoe. Man did I get a lot of things done with that backhoe. It's been a work horse. We also have 2 JD lawn tractors all older models and solid workers use them all for plot work and mowing. Of course for our 35 anniversary we bought a new JD Gator,that has had some issues. A clutch issue they knew about but didn't cover and a recent steering recall that they came and picked it up at zero cost to us.
     
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    You gotta use what your budget will allow. :lmao2:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] The rear end is out of the Craftsman now..go figure.But I have this tank of a Cub Cadet now[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Been there done that! We still have one, I can't think of brand /model at the moment but it was my big orange beast with huge back tires and small front ones . Man did that thing have...arse...lol
     
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    I was raised on a dairy farm in central Ohio. We had four tractors- two Farmall, one Cockshutt (local farm bureau brand), Ford 9N. They were always dirty. Air conditioning was something you looked for in a restaurant in those days. The front door would have a sign with a polar bear sitting on an iceberg.
     
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    Adding- RFD TV has a show about people who collect and restore old tractors. Very interesting.
     
  8. greatwhitehunter3

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    I farm so this is cheating but here are a couple of ours. Who doesn't like looking at tractors![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Wow,nice tractors Greatwhitehunter. I have a smaller homestead of 45 acres and bought a 45 hp New Holland 4wd tractor. I have to say that it's been a real work horse. I have around 14 attachments for it including a JD 2 row planter, backhoe w/thumb, grapple, bush hog and more. One can never have too many attachments!

    When I first got it
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    Clearing a food plot out in the woods it has toppled some pretty big trees

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    Ran a handful when I was a kid and always wanted my own. Bought my Kubota L3901 now a little over a year ago, I use it on a 135 acre hunting property close to the house and on our 6 acre house property too.

    I have just over 60 hours on it now and it’s been great for what I need a tractor for. I do wish I would have bought the next frame size larger, I can see when we buy a larger farm it would be nice to cut work time down with larger implements. I have a la525 loader, 66” tiller, 72” bush hog, and a 72” back blade for it. It powers all of that just fine. Someday I hope to own a larger farm and at that point I’ll consider selling and upgrading a bit.

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    I want to see more tractors, when is best time to buy a new DeerOct?



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  12. Mlavigne78

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    The only tractor I have. I use it for food plots and my cows. I can’t afford the luxury tractor yet!


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    Nice drill. I want one that size.
     
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    Mlavigne78 Weekend Warrior

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    Me too! I rent that one from the county. $99 twice a year. Cheaper than buying.


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