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Author Topic: 'Nother Hoss for da Farm  (Read 8260 times)

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'Nother Hoss for da Farm
« on: September 17, 2019, 08:15:19 AM »
The only tractor that I have had was a 1974 year 1530 (45hp) John Deere.  No FEL so there have been many time that I have been handicapped especially after I lost my neighbor with whom I swapped equipment when needed.


 
Yesterday Marty and I made an 873 mile (19 hours) trip and brought home a 2005 Kubota (54hp) M4900.  I will unload this "Big Orange" today and get a bit of feel for her.  

Now I gotta find a set of pallet forks the will fit a Bushhog M346 FEL.   Also gotta install the canopy on the ROPS.  
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Re: 'Nother Hoss for da Farm
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 08:20:01 AM »
That looks nice. I wish I had gotten an M series, but I couldn't turn down the price I paid for the L2800.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 09:01:26 AM »
Nice lookin iron MM. woodmizer orange too.  

Ill be curious to see if you can find forks to fit a 4-in-1. I had to make some.

EDIT:  I see it's not a 4-in-1.  Finding forks should be no problem.
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Re: 'Nother Hoss for da Farm
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 09:25:43 AM »
Nice tractor!!!  
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 09:31:20 AM »
Congrats MM, with a few additions, that will probably be all the tractor you will ever need. Mine's an M4700 2 wheel drive with pallet forks and homemade logging winch. It has been rock solid, needing only 1 tire and a battery. OK, I have busted some of my home-made add-ons :(
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Re: 'Nother Hoss for da Farm
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 09:48:58 AM »
Lynn,

   Good looking addition to the Orange family there in Mississippi. I hope you and Marty enjoy it and get many years of use and enjoyment out of it. Getting a set of forks should be real easy. Sounds like a bit of a road trip to get it. How did you find out about it so far away? Be careful and stay safe.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2019, 11:02:56 AM »
Nice tractor there Mr. MM.  thumbs-up
I've been well pleased with my Kubota, big enough to load logs, yet small enough to zig - zag through the woods. I would think 2005 should be pre regen or DEF. Does it have stick-shift or Auto-Magic? move_it ;D
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2019, 11:42:32 AM »
I bet after a while it becomes one of your best purchases ever. Id be lost without mine.  Congrats on the new iron.

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Re: 'Nother Hoss for da Farm
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2019, 12:19:02 PM »
Nice tractor
Did it come from N.Y. by chance?
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Re: 'Nother Hoss for da Farm
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2019, 01:07:56 PM »
Actually it came from Texas with the aid of web searches.  :P  That plus I found a set of forks this morning.  They are from my local Kubota dealer who is also a Bushhog dealer.  :)
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2019, 01:09:35 PM »
Nice find on the tractor and forks
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Re: 'Nother Hoss for da Farm
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2019, 06:07:34 PM »
You'll be happy with that tractor - great choice.
It came with a bucket, and you've already found the forks. I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that you'll be looking for a set of grapples before too long.  Which makes a quick attach adapter one of the best ever inventions for the front end loader.
It allows you to turn a tool change into a painless flip of two levers.
Then comes the quick hitch for the 3pt. hitch at the back, a fire extinguisher, cast weights for the rear rims, chainsaw mount, tool box, . . . the addiction continues! 😆

Keep us posted as you " pimp up the 'Bota"
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2019, 06:16:35 PM »
I might start a poll on quick hitch for the 3pt. From what Ive seen, 95% of them ever sold have been sitting in a corner after a week or two use. 

Quick attach is a different story. Pretty much a must-have. Wish I had one, but nothing to fit my loader.   >:( >:( :-\
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2019, 06:24:17 PM »
Modify loader to fit the quick attach. I've done a few to the Bob_Tack type with excellent results. 
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Re: 'Nother Hoss for da Farm
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2019, 07:20:21 PM »
My quick hitch for the 3 point never comes off I use all the time wood chipper tiller snow blower bush hog
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if you find your self in a deep hole stop digging
saw logs all day what do you get lots of lumber and a day older
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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2019, 07:30:48 PM »
You are a member of the five percenters!   :D :D

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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2019, 07:50:57 PM »
Good on you Lynn. You will really enjoy the forks. I have two sets and a two tine hay spike for my tractor. The hay spike gets more work than the bucket or forks. I use them like forks and they are great for scooping under a log.
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2019, 08:41:31 PM »
Way to go!
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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2019, 09:21:28 PM »
Nice!
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Re: 'Nother Hoss for da Farm
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2019, 09:47:22 PM »
I've had a Category 2 Quick Hitch on the John Deere since 1995, and it very seldom is ever removed.  My plans are to move it to the "Big O",as in "Big Orange" and install Pat's Quick Attaches to the JD.  I suspect that time may find QA's to both tractors.

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