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Farmer Dan    Posted 11-17-2018 at 20:00:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • That time of year again
  • Everybody ready for the snow and cold weather? I can't get on the tractor yet but I'm ready for the cold.


    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 11-19-2018 at 11:39:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Still playing in the mud from all the rain here (central VA).

    Ultradog MN    Posted 11-19-2018 at 10:51:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • We were up hunting last weekend and I planned to bring my tractor with rear blade down with me yesterday. I loaded it on the trailer Saturday. Went back to the camper yesterday to pack up for home and forgot to go get the trailer. Realized about 50 miles later I had forgotten it.
    Doh!!
    How could I do such a dumb thing?
    We got 2 deer this weekend and brought them to the meat cutter so will have to go back up in a week or so anyway. I hope we don't get much snow in the meantime.
    Duh!

    Michford    Posted 11-18-2018 at 10:27:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I`m ready, but not with my 860. I`ve gone to the orange side for snow duty. My 860 has been relieved of snow duty and now enjoys the easy life of hauling pellets from the pole barn to the house for the pellet stove and hauling deer from the field.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 11-18-2018 at 17:06:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That cab does not look to be OEM but it is clearly made specifically for the tractor. Wondering who made it.

    TOH

    TheOldHokie    Posted 11-18-2018 at 17:13:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Should have looked before I lept. That does appear to be an OEM cab. Thought they were painted all orange...

    TOH

    Michford    Posted 11-18-2018 at 17:51:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • It is indeed a factory Kubota cab. It is a B3030 which I believe is the smallest tractor Kubota put a factory cab on.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 11-19-2018 at 06:06:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • May have been at the time. You can now get the B2650 with a factory cab. You pay for comfort - adds about $7K to the base price of a B series....

    TOH

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-18-2018 at 09:52:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • No, never really ready. Did manage to get the homemade plow frame on the '40 9n and move some snow a couple days ago. Hate the white stuff.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-19-2018 at 09:45:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yea, that's the trailer I told you about . Haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet
    I've been too busy

    chris eby    Posted 11-18-2018 at 13:23:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • what is that in the background? sure looks like a Worthington trailer? chris

    Dave Smith    Posted 11-18-2018 at 07:46:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have had to blow the snow out already twice.
    But it is not so bad in a tractor with climate control.
    Massey snow photo 100_0066 6.33.50 PM_zpsq0tlhxuw.jpg

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-18-2018 at 04:28:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have had my 8N ready with Dearborn Utility Blade set since September, but am never ready for the cold, icy, crappy Michigan winters -I hate the cold! I want to move to Texas!!! I'd much rather deal with the heat than the cold.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    John in Mich    Posted 11-18-2018 at 14:17:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • While talking to baby sister in New Braunfels, Texas, last week she said the low was 23 degrees that day. Looking at the 2 week weather data for there, they had numerous days below 30 degrees. The up side is that the daytime highs get to the 50s and low 60s.
    We usually plan our trip to Texas for the latter part of February each year. Nights are cool (cold for them) and days are warm (cold for them). LOL For us it is shorts and t-shirts.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-19-2018 at 07:37:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have a cousin and her family in Texas and a friend who lived there for ten years plus a few friends/members from the NTC. The funny thing is when they do get snow in Texas, it shuts down the entire town because nobody owns a snow shovel let alone a snowplow! Add too they don't know how to drive on snow. In their defense on that point, many Michiganders can't drive on snow either. The first snowfall every year produces numerous accidents as folks think they can still go 90 MPH, put their make-up on, and sip coffee at the same time. Also, many think because they have AWD or 4WD they are invincible. You have to be able to stop on ice -doesn't matter if 4WD or 100WD. I use to get a chuckle back when I worked at Valenite/MODCO TOOLS. It was a 45 mile drive for me to Detroit. There were a few fellas with their big shiny RAMS or Silverados who were ALWAYS the first ones to bug out early from work when a storm was coming. I worked my entire shift, knew it would be a long, slow drive home in my FORD F-250 4 x 4, so was always prepared. The city areas especially the rich Oakland County towns, would have their roads plowed at first flake drop. Once out of the city areas, the rural roads were not plowed -sometimes for days -so you had to be patient and alert. An hour drive in normal circumstances easily would turn into 3-4 hour endeavors. I use to joke to folks that my county had one snow plow truck and only one guy who drove it but always went to Florida for the winter! It wasn't far from the truth. BE SAFE WHENDRIVING!

    Tim Daley(MI)

    John in Mich    Posted 11-19-2018 at 09:27:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Having my entire life in SE Michigan, I'm very familiar with the snow and our big storms over the years. One storm caused me a 5 hour 4x4 trip to go 6 miles home, from GM Hydra-Matic, due to road closures.

    Tony C    Posted 11-19-2018 at 21:07:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hi John,

    Were working in the plant at Yipsi? IIRC GM moved Hydro production to Yipsi after a fire destroyed the plant in Livonia some time in the fifties.

    GM hydros, first fully automatic mass produced transmission made. Still the best. Pattern for all that came later.

    steve19438    Posted 11-18-2018 at 07:55:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'd much rather deal with the heat than the cold.


    DITTO !!!

    R Geiger    Posted 11-18-2018 at 10:29:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Much easier to deal with the Oregon rain than the cold or heat!

    Dave Smith    Posted 11-18-2018 at 14:12:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have driven through the Orgon rain forest.
    Beautiful, You have to love those trees.
    Dave <*)))><

    R Geiger    Posted 11-18-2018 at 16:45:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That I do, this one makes my 8n seem like a toy!

    R Geiger    Posted 11-18-2018 at 17:20:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • maybe it will work this time!

    Dave H    Posted 11-19-2018 at 05:53:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That is a big adz tree!

    What kind is it?

    I have a degree in Forestry, but got drafted in 66 when my student deferment was no longer in effect. never had enough sense to get out.

    As a student, I worked two summers in Northern CA as a fire fighter and in timber management.

    Sigh

    R Geiger    Posted 11-19-2018 at 10:10:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It is a Douglas Fir.

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