Author Topic: ..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..  (Read 541 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Tango

  • Military
  • Concealed Carry Pro
  • *****
  • Posts: 2898
    • View Profile
..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« on: March 21, 2019, 04:53:08 PM »
.
damn Tractors.....well, not so much the Tractor but the implements !  Hooking 'em up and disconnecting 'em to be specific

after removing the Post Hole Digger I wrestled all morning trying to attach the Brush Hog's drive shaft to the Tractor PTO shaft - guess my hands aren't as strong as they used to be -but finally got it (by laying on my back, on the ground under the Tractor)

so manana I'll start the mowing
Follow Me - Martin Baker Tie Club member
Si Vis pacem, para Bellum

Offline Shield45

  • Gun Show Attendee
  • ***
  • Posts: 777
    • View Profile
Re: ..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 05:19:12 PM »

Havent removed it yet but have replaced the shear bolt on the deck end of the PTO shaft. Worst part is the dam plastic cover in the way.
Im sure when I do swap to phd or box blade Ill wrestle it the first time. As it will truly be the first time for me. First time having a machine with pto driven removable accesories.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Tango

  • Military
  • Concealed Carry Pro
  • *****
  • Posts: 2898
    • View Profile
Re: ..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 06:01:47 PM »
.
I opted for a "clutch" vs the shear bolt and glad I did (is that a New Holland tractor ?  like the looks of it)

also was thinking about a Box Blade but, so far, I've been able to do pretty much the same work with the leading edge of the bucket

1st implement was a Tiller, which I don't have much use for at this property - I work the heck out of the Post Hole Digger and the Brush Hog however

guess the "secret" to hooking up/unhooking the PTO is having strong, young hands  :frown:

Wife on tractor when we 1st got it :


Follow Me - Martin Baker Tie Club member
Si Vis pacem, para Bellum

Offline DCD327

  • Progressive Reloader
  • ****
  • Posts: 1733
  • Military.
    • View Profile
Re: ..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 10:30:03 PM »
I love our Kubota's.

But ts funny how they could design a loader, or FRONT attachments that can be changed in minutes and so easy a BLIND caveman can do it.

Then the rear attachments are such a PITA it almost takes 2 men and a boy to change them.
Once on there,, they aint going anywhere and they dont rattle or swing around. But damn are they hard to change by yourself. :bangheadonwall: .

My 60 inch underneath ( belly) mowing deck on my 2920 is easy as can be to change.

So its not just you Tango.  :th_thicon_idea: Rear attachments are a huge pita.  :bangheadonwall:
Politicians are like diapers, they should be changed often, and for the same reason.

There are two kinds of people in the world my friend. Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. YOU DIG.  " Blondie".

Well, any man that wouldnt cheat at cards for a poke, dont want one bad enough. " Gus".

Offline Shield45

  • Gun Show Attendee
  • ***
  • Posts: 777
    • View Profile
..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 06:19:18 AM »
.
I opted for a "clutch" vs the shear bolt and glad I did (is that a New Holland tractor ?  like the looks of it)

also was thinking about a Box Blade but, so far, I've been able to do pretty much the same work with the leading edge of the bucket

1st implement was a Tiller, which I don't have much use for at this property - I work the heck out of the Post Hole Digger and the Brush Hog however

guess the "secret" to hooking up/unhooking the PTO is having strong, young hands  :frown:

Wife on tractor when we 1st got it :


It is an LS brand. I looked at JD Kubota Kioti etc. all same same pretty much and in truth only a couple mfgs make all the running gear for ALL these little tractors anyway. Essentially pretty much all the same just lay out and paint colors change.

Its 35hp and 28 hp pto.
4wd shuttle shift. No way I wanted a hydrostatic trans.

I am going to be inquiring about that myself. I am “new” to adjusting it etc and I had the nose down to much broke it 3x.
This weekend I will adj it properly and should stop it but I am interested in the clutch set up. I like easy.

I am starting with nothing on my land and its 75mi from my house so my weekends are spent there prepping for the day I can relocate (few yrs away when retirement arrives). I am 58 so still OK but age is slowly catching up. Things like cant see detail etc w/o readers back get sore etc.

I will use all the attachments Im sure I need fence on 2sides 800 and 400 ft runs. Alsoo beed repair on the fence on the other 2 sides.

Lots to do but hopefully get r done eventually.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Tango

  • Military
  • Concealed Carry Pro
  • *****
  • Posts: 2898
    • View Profile
Re: ..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2019, 07:08:45 AM »
.
wasn't looking forward to replacing shear pins and this "clutch" system is great - hit something, the clutch disengages for a few seconds then re-engages and you continue on your way

same, for me, with the hydrostatic transmission.....just as I wouldn't own (and haven't in many many years) a car with a standard transmission, the HST makes Tractor work SO MUCH easier - a heal/toe "rocker" throttle for the right foot and off ya go, forward or back

I've got plans for putting in at least 2 more runs of fencing - one of 100 running feet and the other of 210 feet.  Most of our present wood fence uses Posts every 5' but when building new I'm putting 'em in every 6' and using 12 foot 2x6 horizontals (vs 10 footers)

I put 4 horizontal boards and a 5th Top Board - set with 3" nails (1 each connection point using a nail gun) then go back with 4 inch coated wood screws to secure all

a lot of our property has 4 T posts in between each wooden post and then Barbed Wire (ex cattle ranch) which is a no no for our Horses so when I rebuild a section it's with treated wood
Follow Me - Martin Baker Tie Club member
Si Vis pacem, para Bellum

Offline Axxe55

  • Progressive Reloader
  • ****
  • Posts: 1544
  • Trophy Husband! Just ask my wife!
    • View Profile
Re: ..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2019, 09:57:02 AM »
Tractors are some very useful equipment around a farm! Plus their attachments!  :th_thicon_idea:

We are up to three different brands and sizes now her at the farm. The oldest the John Deere, a 1975 1530 that Dad bought brand new when we first moved to the farm, is rated at about 45 HP. The second tractor, is a 2011 Cub Cadet Yanmar LX3200 rated at about 30 HP, equipped with a front bucket and a back-hoe attachment, that my brother bought brand new. The newest one to the collection is an older 1978 International 1086 that my brother bought about two months ago, that is rated at 135 HP. It's currently being worked on getting it ready to go to work come this spring.





Misguided Miscreant!
North of Hell, and South of Heaven. Texas, by God!
"It is far better to die on your feet, than to live on your knees."
Remember the Alamo.
NRA Member. TSRA Member.

Offline mdf9183

  • Military
  • Junior Shooter
  • *****
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
Re: ..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2019, 10:09:45 AM »
I have a Hew Hollahd TC30 that I use for shredding only so I just leave the shredder on year round.  I have a Kioti SE45 that I use for everything else.



It is better to have loved and lost than to never have lost at all.

Offline Ranger99

  • Has Trigger Control
  • **
  • Posts: 537
  • God bless Texas
    • View Profile
Re: ..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2019, 01:21:43 PM »
JMHO
your pto splines need to be really greasy.
as in can't-touch-it-or handle-it-without-getting-
your-hands-filthy greasy.
my motto has always been that grease and engine
oil was cheap compared to repairs or replacements.

grease the sh*t out of it, and it'll slide right on and off.
FWIW- every time i start mine up to use the shredder,
everything on it gets greased with a pneumatic grease
gun- tail wheel, all u joints, pivots, everything.
tubes of grease are relatively cheap. gets another
dose of grease when i come back to refuel.

the easy way to avoid popping a shear bolt is to
NOT hit stuff with your shredder other than grass
and weeds  :thumbsup1:
you don't want to hit anything solid with a slip clutch
either. it's too hard of a jolt to the PTO driveline, and
especially to the gearbox. i watched a guy hit some
relatively small looking stobs and pop the shaft and case
on a 18-20 foot batwing some time back. i know a
40HP box is a bit over $100.00
no telling what that 3 way box cost him.
or God forbid replacing the PTO shaft coming out
of the tractor

good luck
Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee,
Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible

Offline Axxe55

  • Progressive Reloader
  • ****
  • Posts: 1544
  • Trophy Husband! Just ask my wife!
    • View Profile
Re: ..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2019, 01:53:42 PM »
JMHO
your pto splines need to be really greasy.
as in can't-touch-it-or handle-it-without-getting-
your-hands-filthy greasy.
my motto has always been that grease and engine
oil was cheap compared to repairs or replacements.

grease the sh*t out of it, and it'll slide right on and off.
FWIW- every time i start mine up to use the shredder,
everything on it gets greased with a pneumatic grease
gun- tail wheel, all u joints, pivots, everything.
tubes of grease are relatively cheap. gets another
dose of grease when i come back to refuel.

the easy way to avoid popping a shear bolt is to
NOT hit stuff with your shredder other than grass
and weeds  :thumbsup1:
you don't want to hit anything solid with a slip clutch
either. it's too hard of a jolt to the PTO driveline, and
especially to the gearbox. i watched a guy hit some
relatively small looking stobs and pop the shaft and case
on a 18-20 foot batwing some time back. i know a
40HP box is a bit over $100.00
no telling what that 3 way box cost him.
or God forbid replacing the PTO shaft coming out
of the tractor

good luck

That is pretty true to some extent. I do agree with the statement that oil and grease are much cheaper than repairs or replacement of parts. So very true.

The only exception I have to your post is this. There is a huge difference between a mower or shredder and a "brush hog" shredder. You have to look at how they are made and what they are made of. A "brush hog" will usually have a much stouter frame and much thicker steel on the decking, plus a much stronger gear box and PTO shaft, along with what's called a "stump jumper" surrounding the blades, which also are much thicker and stronger.  But one of the ways to discern that difference, is the price between the two. A true "brush hog" that can cut down small trees and brush is usually at least twice to four times the cost of the same size mower or shredder.

On a shredder or mower, I prefer a slip clutch, in case hitting something that could break parts, but on true "brush hog" I much prefer the shear bolts. I have gotten really good over the years at changing the, and can change one out in less than ten minutes. We have small box welded  to the "brush hog's" deck with at least three to four extra shear bolts and the wrenches to replace them. Easy peasy!
Misguided Miscreant!
North of Hell, and South of Heaven. Texas, by God!
"It is far better to die on your feet, than to live on your knees."
Remember the Alamo.
NRA Member. TSRA Member.

Offline Tango

  • Military
  • Concealed Carry Pro
  • *****
  • Posts: 2898
    • View Profile
Re: ..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2019, 03:55:03 PM »
.
I keep can of Marine Grease for my equipment and each time I change implements I get down and greasy with all the connections - then on the adjustments and lock nuts it's WD 40

my Kubota is 39 HP and for what I use it for, and the size of our property, it's a good fit - open cockpit but if it's too cold or too hot.....I just don't do Tractor work
Follow Me - Martin Baker Tie Club member
Si Vis pacem, para Bellum

Offline Shield45

  • Gun Show Attendee
  • ***
  • Posts: 777
    • View Profile
..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2019, 08:01:05 AM »
.
wasn't looking forward to replacing shear pins and this "clutch" system is great - hit something, the clutch disengages for a few seconds then re-engages and you continue on your way

same, for me, with the hydrostatic transmission.....just as I wouldn't own (and haven't in many many years) a car with a standard transmission, the HST makes Tractor work SO MUCH easier - a heal/toe "rocker" throttle for the right foot and off ya go, forward or back

I've got plans for putting in at least 2 more runs of fencing - one of 100 running feet and the other of 210 feet.  Most of our present wood fence uses Posts every 5' but when building new I'm putting 'em in every 6' and using 12 foot 2x6 horizontals (vs 10 footers)

I put 4 horizontal boards and a 5th Top Board - set with 3" nails (1 each connection point using a nail gun) then go back with 4 inch coated wood screws to secure all

a lot of our property has 4 T posts in between each wooden post and then Barbed Wire (ex cattle ranch) which is a no no for our Horses so when I rebuild a section it's with treated wood
Shuttle has 3 ranges and 4 speed in each. Lever fpr fwd rvr. Having used hydro trans fork lifts for yrs I prefer the shuttle.

I have a lot of similar projects as far s fence I have 2 sides w/o anything now 800 and 350 ft ea.

Driveway to build.

Septic to install gonna buy back hoe attachment when that time comes.

Everyone has different likes for everything.

You may want to try CorrosionX in place of WD40 youll be suprised how much better CX is.
Good luck and happy living Tango

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Axxe55

  • Progressive Reloader
  • ****
  • Posts: 1544
  • Trophy Husband! Just ask my wife!
    • View Profile
Re: ..cars, trucks, bikes, atvs ..... and TRACTORS..
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2019, 02:36:16 PM »
.
wasn't looking forward to replacing shear pins and this "clutch" system is great - hit something, the clutch disengages for a few seconds then re-engages and you continue on your way

same, for me, with the hydrostatic transmission.....just as I wouldn't own (and haven't in many many years) a car with a standard transmission, the HST makes Tractor work SO MUCH easier - a heal/toe "rocker" throttle for the right foot and off ya go, forward or back

I've got plans for putting in at least 2 more runs of fencing - one of 100 running feet and the other of 210 feet.  Most of our present wood fence uses Posts every 5' but when building new I'm putting 'em in every 6' and using 12 foot 2x6 horizontals (vs 10 footers)

I put 4 horizontal boards and a 5th Top Board - set with 3" nails (1 each connection point using a nail gun) then go back with 4 inch coated wood screws to secure all

a lot of our property has 4 T posts in between each wooden post and then Barbed Wire (ex cattle ranch) which is a no no for our Horses so when I rebuild a section it's with treated wood
Shuttle has 3 ranges and 4 speed in each. Lever fpr fwd rvr. Having used hydro trans fork lifts for yrs I prefer the shuttle.

I have a lot of similar projects as far s fence I have 2 sides w/o anything now 800 and 350 ft ea.

Driveway to build.

Septic to install gonna buy back hoe attachment when that time comes.

Everyone has different likes for everything.

You may want to try CorrosionX in place of WD40 youll be suprised how much better CX is.
Good luck and happy living Tango

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

That Cub Cadet Yanmar came with a back-hoe attachment. Super easy to take off and put back on, even one person, IF you set it up correctly on a surface off the ground. Takes about 15 minutes, but it's even easier if two people do it.

I never knew how versatile that attachment was until I used it quite a bit digging a new septic field line, and digging up stumps. When it dries out enough later on, I'm going to use it to trench a new water line to the house.
Misguided Miscreant!
North of Hell, and South of Heaven. Texas, by God!
"It is far better to die on your feet, than to live on your knees."
Remember the Alamo.
NRA Member. TSRA Member.