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Re: Older Dozer or Tracked Skid Steer?
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2015, 10:57:40 PM »
You may regret that.   Don't know about your way, but around here stuff sells pretty cheap at auctions.
Having said that, at one point we all have to let our treasures go.     
Make sure you know how to fall properly when you fall and as to not hurt anyone around you.
Also remember, it's not the fall what hurts, its the sudden stop. !!

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Re: Older Dozer or Tracked Skid Steer?
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2015, 10:55:14 AM »
You may regret that.   Don't know about your way, but around here stuff sells pretty cheap at auctions.
Having said that, at one point we all have to let our treasures go.   

Some times it's less than expected, some times about right and some times more. Maybe it averages out. It cost to have too much stuff that you don't have the time to keep up to snuff. Seems like I end up selling low and buying high, that's the story of my life. I'll also be loosing the barn that all this stuff was stored in and that means I have to add on to my other barn more than I would like. It would have been a lot better if 20 years ago I knew exactly the right equipment to get and be done with it..! But it didn't work out that way and I get to keep paying for all my mistakes.... 😨  Oh well I could have worse problems.

Oh I made the trip OK, well at least the first trip.
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Somewhere 20 miles south of Lake Erie.

GEHL 5624 skid steer, Trojan 114, Timberjack 225D, D&L SB1020 mill, Steiger Bearcat II

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Re: Older Dozer or Tracked Skid Steer?
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2015, 09:05:36 PM »
Well, got all the boys at the auction barn. Put on enough miles to go half ways to Pittsburgh and that's it!!

 

My new/used skid steer and utility tractor was also delivered this week. Spent way more than I wanted to but I think it will pay off over the course of ten years.....
Jeff
Somewhere 20 miles south of Lake Erie.

GEHL 5624 skid steer, Trojan 114, Timberjack 225D, D&L SB1020 mill, Steiger Bearcat II

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Re: Older Dozer or Tracked Skid Steer?
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2015, 01:33:06 PM »
A large skid steer is out of my price range so I settled on this smaller one. Seems thight and well  built. Also my new road tractor. Needs some work but fits in well.

 
Jeff
Somewhere 20 miles south of Lake Erie.

GEHL 5624 skid steer, Trojan 114, Timberjack 225D, D&L SB1020 mill, Steiger Bearcat II

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Re: Older Dozer or Tracked Skid Steer?
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2015, 11:18:46 PM »
Gehl makes a good machine, and that's big enough to do alot of work. That's an International 300 gas tractor ?

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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2015, 11:52:41 PM »
Gehl makes a good machine, and that's big enough to do alot of work. That's an International 300 gas tractor ?

That be it.. 300 Utility to be exact. First job is an alternator conversion and rewired. I changed the 50 year old oil and filter this weekend. Even managed to remove the old oil filter gasket and install the new one that comes with the filter...  😁  Nice tractor to work on. Got a have something to wrench on. In a few years I'll split it and overhaul the TA...😷
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GEHL 5624 skid steer, Trojan 114, Timberjack 225D, D&L SB1020 mill, Steiger Bearcat II

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Re: Older Dozer or Tracked Skid Steer?
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2015, 11:46:57 AM »
The boys are acting up. Skid steer has a flat tire and wouldn't start. Jumped up and down on the seat and she fired right up. Think I'll jumper the seat switch. Amazingly the wheel came off easy. Next trick is to see if I can fix the tire.. 😨
Jeff
Somewhere 20 miles south of Lake Erie.

GEHL 5624 skid steer, Trojan 114, Timberjack 225D, D&L SB1020 mill, Steiger Bearcat II

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« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2015, 08:19:14 AM »
Puffergas,
That was a fine looking Farmall M. Takes me back to the younger days when we had a Super M TA on the farm. My old Dad still regrets the day he sold it. I still have a few scars on the knuckles from that steering wheel spinning... :D.
I've been hunting for one to restore, but they are getting scarce.

Hope the new iron works out well for you !!

Deerguy
I knew she was a keeper when she told me to buy the old skidder !!!!!

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Re: Older Dozer or Tracked Skid Steer?
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2015, 08:41:18 PM »
Puffergas,
That was a fine looking Farmall M. Takes me back to the younger days when we had a Super M TA on the farm. My old Dad still regrets the day he sold it. I still have a few scars on the knuckles from that steering wheel spinning... :D.
I've been hunting for one to restore, but they are getting scarce.

Hope the new iron works out well for you !!

Deerguy

Thanks Deerguy.

The M with the FEL I bought a year or two after High School. The other M was my grand fathers that I bought at his auction. They both did a lot of work but are at home best on a field not woods work, IMHO.

The skid steer is amazing. It doesn't seem to tear up the forest floor like I thought it would. Maybe because it mixes the steering not like the older smaller ones. I didn't like the T control at first but after about an hour I got it. Makes backing up as easy as going forward.
Jeff
Somewhere 20 miles south of Lake Erie.

GEHL 5624 skid steer, Trojan 114, Timberjack 225D, D&L SB1020 mill, Steiger Bearcat II


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