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New tractor in the barn
« on: December 15, 2020, 05:42:55 PM »
Well, under the porch actually.

 I retired the beginning of November. As a retirement present to myself I bought a new to me, slightly used Kubota M7060. It was the biggest tractor I could get to fit on my trailer and I think it's just about right.

Mid November I drove down to Georga and bought a leased tractor that had spent the last 2 months on a peanut farm harvesting, you guessed it, peanuts. The dealer says they do this every year, lease out a bunch of new tractors to the farmers for the harvest and then sell for a good price with low hours and you get the Kubota warranty. Mine had 209 hours.

I'm always up for a road trip so I drove down, made the deal and figured out that I was only an hour from Danny's (WDH) I had to stop by and see him, show off my tractor and have some of his boiled peanuts. They are great and it's always a pleasure to see him.

Right now the only problem is I have to load the tires. I have a grapple on the front and have loaded some big logs, 22" x 10' long hickory. It picked them right up and went up on it's tippy toes. 

He's living up on my tree farm/soon to be retirement home in WV.
Here's some pix.

Danny took this one, It took 2 full days to get the stoopid grin off my face!
you can see there aint much room to spare front to back or side to side!


 

Semi out of the weather. I went with canopy instead of cab.


 


Why yes I do call him Mr Peanut.


 
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Re: New tractor in the barn
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2020, 05:50:30 PM »
How many hp is that? And you have real tires!!!!!
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Re: New tractor in the barn
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2020, 06:22:34 PM »
Weekend sawyer 
Very nice kubota tractor it should serve you for many years to come.I bought one in 1989 and it is still going strong they are well built.

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Re: New tractor in the barn
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2020, 06:47:59 PM »
THAT is a nice size all around tractor. Good deal on your latest toy, Im sorry, I mean tool purchase. It should be very adaptable to whatever you might need! Good job!
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Re: New tractor in the barn
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2020, 07:20:03 PM »
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Re: New tractor in the barn
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2020, 07:42:53 PM »
Eating boiled peanuts while hauling Mr. Peanut who used to haul peanuts ;D.  Something circular about all that. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2020, 08:11:20 PM »
Very nice.  I hope you have some forks to go on there.  I rarely ever have my bucket on mine.  Fluid in my tires definitely helped with lifting heavy logs.  I also keep my box blade on the back all the time.  I lifted and carried a 10' 9" walnut that was 18 small end and 22 big end today.  No problem when driving sraight and level, but kinda sketchy when I turned on a slight slope.  I had to keep the log as low as possible to be safe.
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Re: New tractor in the barn
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2020, 09:14:56 PM »
Nice ride!  That trailer looks like it is grunting!

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Re: New tractor in the barn
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2020, 07:47:25 AM »
Nice tractor. I bought the same one with about the same hours 2 years ago. Only complaint is hydraulics - rather slow. I have the 8 speed. The 12 speed comes with a higher flow hydraulics. Otherwise, couldn't be happier - perfect size for me, lots of power, and rather comfortable to operate.
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Re: New tractor in the barn
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2020, 08:15:06 AM »
Good lookin tractor . Loaded my tires with w/s fluid have an adaptor that goes on valve stem. Way SLOOW  >:( Been better off just calling tire co ::). Theres a table out there the gives how many gal. per tire size. :P

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Re: New tractor in the barn
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2020, 10:57:31 AM »
If you load the rear tires, go with beet juice. Back in 1981 I had the rears on a brand new tractor loaded, about 14 years later I had to buy 2 new wheels. It seems there was a little leakage that was so slight it didn't show, but the wheels were eaten beyond repair. Beet juice doesn't bother steel, and I hear it's heavier per gallon.
However, will your trailer legally haul it with loaded tires? Maybe not, and tickets for over loaded get quite high fines.
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2020, 11:08:24 AM »
Congratulations on the new tractor. About six years ago I finally got the last fluid filled tire off the farm. Maybe not in your area but around here I have enough flats I get tired of messing with fluid and the old style fluid likes to eat up wheels. I would just spend money and buy wheel weights and be done with it. Having a blade or box blade on the back helps too. Have a friend with about that size of tractor in a JD and I made him a three point bracket that 10 front 100 pound weights hang on works good to hold the back end down.  Those newer mid sized tractors are a little light in the tail.  

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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2020, 11:21:16 AM »
They don't use the Calcium Chloride solution any longer that used to eat the rims.  There's a standard solution for loading tires that's being used.  Any big tire place or tractor dealer will be using it.  Doesn't eat rims.

Really nice tractor, BTW.  Looks like the perfect size.  I hope I can find a deal like that when I get a new(ish) one next year.

(I didn't know about beet juice.  Not sure we have a lot of that around here.  Does it ferment? )

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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2020, 12:02:55 PM »
(I didn't know about beet juice. Not sure we have a lot of that around here. Does it ferment? )
Not sure where the term "beet juice" came from. I wouldn't take it literally - although it may have been a thing years ago. Rim Guard is a popular brand name. It smells and looks like the non-toxic RV anti-freeze. And it is more dense than CaCl.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2020, 12:18:55 PM »
 :D :D  Well I thought "beet juice" literally meant the juice from beets.  Seems like that would have its own set of problems, but at least natural fermentation could create its own antifreeze.

I'm sure someone will clarify this whole beet juice thing here shortly.  
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Re: New tractor in the barn
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2020, 12:47:55 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2020, 03:14:41 PM »
Thats a very nice tractor!  My tractor is smaller/lighter weight.  My complaint always has been its too light compared to older tractors Ive owned.  Even with loaded rear tires it doesnt take much weight on the loader to lift the rear tires.  I built a 3 point hitch ballast barrel filled with rocks and concrete.  It weighs about  1,400 pounds.  

The ballast box is narrower and heavier than most box blades or scrape blades and far more maneuverable than a rotary cutter. 

 
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2020, 03:18:29 PM »
Mine are loaded AND weights better safe than sorry.  :) No flat ground here.

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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2020, 07:12:37 PM »
Awesome tractor
I had Rim Guard in my last 2 tractors
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« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2020, 07:21:10 PM »
Sweet. Aint nothing better than a shiny tractor. 
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