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Re: Addition to the Lineup
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2020, 07:10:16 PM »
Pretty cool using the grader. How much a ton was it for the rock

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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2020, 07:54:55 PM »
$200.00 for a 10+ yard load.  I'll ask how many tons are on a load.
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« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2020, 10:16:10 PM »
Last time I got rock it was around 680 bucks for a truck and pup delivered. There is a rock quarry 30 miles away 

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« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2020, 10:49:36 PM »
The quarry is about 20 miles from us in Afton.  Thus we call it Afton Stone.  Used to be a rail road that connected it to the main lines and the harbor in Rogers City.
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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2020, 06:14:46 PM »
We adjusted the grade after a couple inches of rain.  I worked up the trail in field again to smooth it out more.  The big blue stem will be ready to be cut for hay in a couple weeks.  A friend cuts it for his beef herd.  That JD quack hog was bought new by my Great Great Grandfather James Collins.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2020, 07:08:17 PM »
When I lived at home , many years ago , the township had a grader like that . We used it on our driveway. My stepdad found a much larger one in the woods that somebody had ,so he upgraded. The large one also had steel wheels and I was always the one on the back controlling the blade. Didnít neither one of them have a seat though.

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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2020, 01:37:15 PM »
Good tractors other than electrical issues (more common if they sit outside) and front axles. The front axle under that is good as long as you use it as designed. I've fixed two of them where the owners got carried away thinking it was a dozer and pushing stuff they shouldn't have been and lifting things way to heavy for that size machine. I will warn you that parts get really expensive really fast when things go bad in that front end.

Use it as designed and keep good oil in it and it'll last just fine tho.

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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2020, 01:54:40 PM »
  I just ordered a new ignition switch for it.  I think that's the problem ;) ;D  I read that sometimes the fix was as simple as a shot of penetrating oil into the switch to clean it up and lube it.  That worked for a while then the issue resurfaced.  I shot some electric contact cleaner in to it and it flushed out enough scaly corrosion that I can't imagine the contacts are much good anymore.  Beyond that...
 I can see how the front ends on these could be torn up.  Especially with the Super Steer on a hard surface.
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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2020, 02:06:14 PM »
Chuck gets 13 ton of crushed limestone on his 10 yard truck.   
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« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2020, 03:49:47 PM »

Didnít neither one of them have a seat though.
A few of them seats would develop a crack and become a backside pincher. So some was tossed on the iron bone yard I recon. No more a problem than on any old iron with a seat.  ;D
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« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2020, 04:21:44 PM »
Yeah those bevel gear driven axles are not the most robust. Just looked up the bill from the last one I fixed and parts alone were 3700 bucks plus my labor on top of that. 

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« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2020, 08:01:02 PM »
It's not a direct replacement for a skid loader by any means ;) ;D :)
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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2020, 10:13:09 PM »
Or in my customers cases not a replacement for a D6 cat or 544 end loader.

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« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2020, 10:51:16 PM »
And that's why I have a 544H ;) ;D
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« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2020, 10:55:07 PM »
Iooks like you got a heck of a deal on the gravels.  Its $350 a triaxle load here if you got a friend with a triaxle. 22 mile haul or so. 
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« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2020, 03:28:20 PM »
I've done a lot of earth work with a tractor. Never broke noth'n either. But, I don't claim to replace a dozer, where warranted. My tractor bucket is after market and a lot more rugged than something the tractor maker sells ya and has toothed edge on the blade. :)
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« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2020, 07:56:45 PM »
When I was doing the dirt work for my house I had a Cat 289D, a JD 450C dozer with 6/way blade, a 30K Hyundai wheel loader. I had to cut pretty deep into the hill behind the house and it was mid summer. Once I got below the topsoil and the clay the subsoil was tough enough to turn the dozer sideways. I finished the cutting with my little toy 23hp hydrostatic NH1520 and a grader box with rippers. Might have been a small bite with the little tractor but it sure impressed me.

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« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2020, 03:57:31 AM »
Graded lots of farm roads with a grader blade behind a tractor. Lots of hydraulics to articulate the blade and add downward force. Also used that blade on the end of potato rows to make short work of weeds in the middle of summer. That was an annual chore. We've even used skidder lots of times to level out field rocks on farm roads to cross wet spots, also used that skidder to level rocks for a 80x50 foot building before pouring concrete. The rocks was all scooped up from piles with a tractor. You can make do with what you have the majority of times. Just don't go hiring it out as a day time job, use earth moving machines. ;)
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