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My latest addition of iron
« on: November 06, 2007, 06:25:24 PM »
I have been wanting one of these for a good while and found a pretty good deal on it today, so I added it to the growing list of iron I have hanging around the farm. I spent the afternoon playing with it and everything seems to work fine on it. I have about 6 acres that I cleared this spring, and then used a rented excavator to de-stump it. Now I can use this to fill in all of the holes and level everything out. I bought it so cheap that I doubt that I could have rented one for the price that I paid for it.

 

 

 
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Re: My latest addition of iron
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007, 06:34:34 PM »
great size to clean between trees.
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Re: My latest addition of iron
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007, 06:35:50 PM »
Nice machine. I want one too! I just have to convince the boss and that wont be easy to do. ;D
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Re: My latest addition of iron
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007, 07:06:59 PM »
Was it an auction find? I am milling for a guy who just bought a nice older Timberjack with a brand new winch for 4500.00 at auction..... I am betting he can turn it around for 12-15 k without any trouble.

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Re: My latest addition of iron
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007, 07:35:36 PM »
GOI, I like it. I want the next size up. Looks like I need to get in the geetar business. :D
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Re: My latest addition of iron
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2007, 07:48:34 PM »
Very nice! Triple grousers on a dozer are a little unusual.

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2007, 08:04:55 PM »
Very nice! Triple grousers on a dozer are a little unusual.

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007, 08:10:19 PM »
Nice  8) 8) 8)  I've got one on my list  :) :)
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007, 08:19:24 PM »
Like one of my friends tell me,We could do some damage with that.I should really have one of them.I 'm clearing land too.I would not want to remove too many stumps,just find more rocks,but it would help make things smoother.My tractor is not the right thing to do it with.Thats why it's still rough and mostly likely will be for a while yet.Too look at,it looks good.The paint is not all faded and rusted out.
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Re: My latest addition of iron
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007, 08:24:41 PM »
GOI - that's a nice find!  I spent many hours running a 450B in my younger years.

Dr. Buck - "Grouser" refers to the type of shoes on the tracks.  Triple grousers have three cleats per track shoe.
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Re: My latest addition of iron
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2007, 09:25:25 PM »
Triple grousers are used on excavators. Probably tear up less when turning.


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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2007, 09:53:46 PM »
there is just something about a bulldozer that makes your testosterone get to pumping. I guess it is the little boy coming out in me, but I really enjoy pushing stuff around. I think I'll go push some more tomorrow after it warms up a bit.

This went to auction and was bought by someone locally. He said he got through with the job he wanted it for and was just passing the good deal along to someone else. It should do fine for pushing dirt into the holes left by the excavator from de-stumping the land. I plan on turning it into pasture land again as it once was before we planted pine trees. For some reason there just isnt any money in pine trees any more, especially for small plots of land. Companies want to clear cut hundreds of acres or it just isnt worth it to them.
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Re: My latest addition of iron
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2007, 10:03:52 PM »
That's nice GOI wish I had one too. But I can't figger out in what part of the process is it used to build geetars. ;D
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2007, 10:16:30 PM »
That thing is awesome!  Congrats!  I sooo want a Bobcat or small front loader.  The Mrs isn't going for it, tho.  TBH, I can't justify it for the whole 2 acres we currently live on.

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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2007, 10:17:15 PM »
  8) Those are fun to play with in the dirt.
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2007, 10:32:35 PM »
I think it falls into the process right after the part about cashing the check from selling the geetars. ;D  If you think about it some it could be one of the first steps in making geetars as you could use it to drag some trees to the mill to make boards to make geetars. ;)
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2007, 11:01:39 PM »
GOI - The 350's are a great tractor, like everything they have their place.  I have two of them & a 450.  One huge advantage for me is that I can tow them safely in the mountains with a 1-ton.  Aside from dead batteries, they have never failed to start.  Here's a photo of one of mine.

 
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2007, 11:41:07 PM »
I'm glad you posted this picture. My hydraullic controls has 2 control rods. One is for the up and down of the blade, and I have no idea what the other one is/was for as it does nothing. From this picture, I see that you have a blade angle hydraullic cylinder which mine doesnt have. Mine is a 6 way manual blade. Would be nice to have the hydraullic model :) I like the blade extension on top of the blade too.
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2007, 08:15:59 AM »
nice machine

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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2007, 09:46:42 AM »
can anybody tell me how to determine what year this thing is? I have no clue and the guy I bought it from didnt know either.
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