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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #980 on: August 02, 2020, 02:14:22 PM »
 

 

There was a big glass door here at least I'm not stuck
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« Reply #981 on: August 02, 2020, 02:19:06 PM »
Hopefully we will get another picture of it all washed and waxed ready to go 👍

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« Reply #982 on: August 02, 2020, 02:55:36 PM »
May not be the safest thing to do but chain a log to the rear wheels and make it pick itself up then fill the hole under the wheel with something.  Just dont run the chain through the hole in the wheel where the valve stem is.  

Now how many of you all have turned one over.  I guess Im gonna get raked over the coals for that first tip anyway....so Ill tell you I have turned over 3 different tractors.  Thank goodness for roll cages and seatbelts.  Only injury I got was getting back on one I rolled to shut of the motor & grabbed the hot muffler.  This is in Mississippi.... highest point is 806 feet.  Tim
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« Reply #983 on: August 02, 2020, 03:08:16 PM »
Banjo dont give him any ideas he is going to have that new Tractor 🚜 trashed 😂

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« Reply #984 on: August 02, 2020, 03:17:48 PM »
Speaking of getting stuck. Its amazing the flotation of a wide track dozer has compared to a standard. Where a standard track would  be instantly stuck a wide track can work just fine in wet ground 

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« Reply #985 on: August 02, 2020, 03:25:26 PM »
I got my 270c cat track-loader stuck after a rain when we were working on the drainage behind the house.  it had rained and a puddle soaked in.  the lugs filled in. so the slippery mud just lubricated the tracks.  My little 850 JD was able to pull it.  just needed to get over the bump at the back of the tread that was like a 90 stop.
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« Reply #986 on: August 02, 2020, 03:34:07 PM »
Yes, you can unstick a tractor with a Sweetgum pole:  LINK

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #987 on: August 02, 2020, 04:11:48 PM »
The best getting stuck is with the groomer for snowmoble trails after it breaks through the ice in the middle of a big  swamp. Its cold, its wet, and then you have to drag logs and brush into the middle of the qaugmire and get them under the groomer, and then disconnect the groomer attachemnt and then go back for it. Oh yeah, do it all before it freezes in as the Temerature is dropping - a million. 
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« Reply #988 on: August 02, 2020, 04:21:20 PM »
Yes, you can unstick a tractor with a Sweetgum pole:  LINK
Yep thats what I was talking about.  Tim
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« Reply #989 on: August 02, 2020, 04:28:57 PM »
We used a pole in another way when I was mowing for MDOT.  One of the guys, and no it wasnt me, went off in a place he should have known better to go and got stuck.  We had like 5 tractors on the job, but he was so far out in the wet area even with 3 or 4 tractors chained together we couldnt get close enough with the chains we had.  So from the chain on the back of the stuck tractor we chained about a 40 foot pole then all the tractors pulling together got him out.  Country boy logic.  Tim
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« Reply #990 on: August 02, 2020, 05:51:37 PM »
Goose, are you gonna let us know why the glass and rubber seal from you tractor window are broken?

This was not so much as dumb as just slow on the uptake.  I was cutting the grass in my back yard and when I ducked under some pine limbs like I always do I thought they were hanging a little lower than normal.  I have to trim them every year from growth, but something was not right.  It was then that I noticed the tree was laying over on my garage/shop.  When did that happen?  I sure don't know.  Finished cutting the grass and then got out the saw and some young boys to help drag all the limbs away.  Luckily it was only a shortleaf that was about 6" diameter.  There was a group of 3 of them that had grown there.  I left them to be 20 years ago.  I imagine I'm gonna have to cut the other 2 down eventually.  They both lean.  
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« Reply #991 on: August 02, 2020, 06:05:01 PM »
@goose63  I had that happen  a couple years ago the drivers side cab on mine now has a custom plexiglass door, It might scratch but it won't shatter. Dealership ordered it for me. 

 @WDH glad it came out ok and wasn't severely damaged, I've seen more than one farm implement  destroyed from being stuck.

I managed to run my vet truck out of fuel two miles out of town, thought I could make it to the next town north. I was headed to check out a used truck for my brother and it was just before 5:00 and the shop was closing. (Found out later it had sold that morning) So I had to suck it up and call in to the clinic for a ride to get a fuel can. Not only will I get a hard time from my office I managed to run  out of fuel on the road just north of my wifes office, so she knew something was up before I got back. I also had someone ask what was wrong with my truck at the gas station after I got back to town. They saw it sitting so they went and checked it out just in case I needed something. Gotta love small towns. I try to never go home less than half a tank, just forgot to stop the night before and didn't notice the dummy light on in time.....   ::), I haven't had this truck that long but I now know if that light comes on you need gas right now.

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« Reply #992 on: August 02, 2020, 06:16:09 PM »
Must not be a Ford truck.  My E light comes on and says I have 50 miles to E.  When I stop to put fuel in, I clearly still have about 10 gallons left in the tank.  
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« Reply #993 on: August 02, 2020, 06:21:53 PM »
I put an after market 60 gallon on mine so I can go farther and or fill up less.  works great but to take full advantage, you have to go slow or "squirty' to get it full for the last 5 gallons or so.  If you park or slow down on a slope, with 1/8th tank on the gage, it may suck air and die. the tank is 8 feet long between the frame rails.  all the remaining fuel can run to the front or back.  sending unit and pick up is in the middle.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #994 on: August 02, 2020, 08:46:42 PM »
Hopefully we will get another picture of it all washed and waxed ready to go 👍
Well, she is not waxed but she is much cleaner.


 
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« Reply #995 on: August 02, 2020, 09:06:46 PM »
At Jake's place, there is never a Lull in the action :D.



 
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« Reply #996 on: August 02, 2020, 09:12:46 PM »
Danny, Your tractor shines like a new penny.  I do wax my tractor and the sawmill about once a year.

I never would have thought that the ground in Jake's yard would ever get that soft.  

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« Reply #997 on: August 02, 2020, 10:16:45 PM »
I have done the same thing with my Lull - the nice thing is that extendable boom - 44' worth of push my way back out of the mess I managed to find myself in!!  
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« Reply #998 on: August 02, 2020, 10:29:09 PM »
Those Lulls are full of surprises.
I've driven Jake's and some others - high but sorta narrow tires, plus HEAVY, like . . . a lot of junk in the trunk!
 Jake does it weigh about 30,000 lbs. ? 
When the boom is fully extended, some are still able to handle some 3500 lbs. on the forks - which needs a lot of weight at the other end.
Your results may vary, but I've never had much luck when taking one of those for a shortcut across the back lawn . . . 😝
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« Reply #999 on: August 03, 2020, 07:27:24 PM »
It seems to me that a Lull so anchored would be very stable picking up that extra heavy load. Of course if you need to move the load that could create a problem

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