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    Upcoming yard clean up projects

    Oh man I can't wait to get my tractor. Here are a few of the projects I'm going to be working on over the next few weeks/months

    Clean-up of a couple big debris piles that have been building for awhile. All the dry stuff will come off the top and make a burnable pile, all of the rotten, wet stuff underneath with get picked up and put behind a large u-shaped dirt berm that's at the back of the property. Tons of random debris piles, etc. along the edge of the woods that I plan on cleaning up.
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    The Evergreen shrubs of doom. Took out 5 of these suckers last year and it took me all weekend to do it burning through chainsaw chains, axes, shovels, beer and tons of ibuprofen in the process. Bought the Piranha bar just for this purpose. These run alongside the private road frontage and have looked like crap since I bought the place - probably about 30 or 40 feet to rip out.

    These babies are GONE and the undergrowth will get ripped out too. I want to get a large load of mulch delivered to clean it up and make it presentable.
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    In the SW corner of the property is a large dirt berm which creates an alcove at the back of the property which is obscured from view. The perfect place for the previous owner to dump a bunch of dump-truck tires and other garbage. Clean-up of this will also be made easier with my new tractor, bucket, chains, etc.....

    I have to dig a small road on the yard end (where all the bricks are piled up toward RHS of pic) but it should make for a nice compost area out of sight. Leaf piles, stumps, etc will all get dumped back there to decay. There is a fox den as well as a woodchuck home in the dirtpile. I plan on picking off the woodchuck as soon as I spot him within range. The fox can stay.

    Lastly some of the glacial rocks I've found along the edge of the property - too heavy to deal with by hand, but perfect for a firepit rebuild with a tractor assistant.
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    Looks like you are going to be having some fun when you finally get your tractor!
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    Looks like you may as well buy the first 50 hour maintenance service stuff now.
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    ....that looks like a good start for the first weekend

    You could did a huge ,deep hole to bury those tires etc.

    Take plenty of pics!!! As that tractor is going to change your acreage fairly quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgd View Post
    ....that looks like a good start for the first weekend

    You could did a huge ,deep hole to bury those tires etc.

    Take plenty of pics!!! As that tractor is going to change your acreage fairly quick.
    Local tire place says they'll take the tires. I just have to get them loaded and there. They are HEAVY and the truck I have to load them in is really tall (10" lift, 40" tires.)

    The tractor will definitely provide a lift and assist.

    I'm sure I'll hit 50 hours on this thing in no time assuming I can drive it on the yard this weekend. Still raining and more in the forecast. I was sinking into the turf just walking across it. If I can't then I'm going to do some ditch/road maintenance and maybe drive it down to my friend's house and fix the end of his driveway which has been washing away. Need to pull some gravel/material up from the bottom of a hill where it's getting deposited in heavy rain. The edge of his ditch needs to be fixed to get the water down into the culvert rather than across the end of his drive.

    All of this will soon be possible.....
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    Well....heck. Now I'd like to see your truck. Sounds pretty trick! 40" with 10" lift.....yep, thats got to be tall. I've got 35's on a 3" lift on our Jeep. Its a pretty big step up I cant imagine having your combo....I'd have to cart around a ladder
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgd View Post
    Well....heck. Now I'd like to see your truck. Sounds pretty trick! 40" with 10" lift.....yep, thats got to be tall. I've got 35's on a 3" lift on our Jeep. Its a pretty big step up I cant imagine having your combo....I'd have to cart around a ladder
    It's actually my friend's truck 2001 F-350 Crewcab Dually 4wd - just passed 280,000 miles on the odometer. I think this pic is when he was running 38's. He's got a decent size spacer between the rear wheels to clear the dual 40's on each side.

    This one is my truck 1974 Bronco. Currently on 33's, plan is for 37's (tires stuff into pre-runner wheelwell openings, so it's not reallly tall to run that large tire.
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    Oh man what a machine

    So I had my tractor delivered on Friday morning, unfortunately I was only able to play with it for one hour between meetings (I do frequently work from home, mainly phone/internet conferences) but I put another 2.9 hrs on her when I got back from camping with the boys.

    On Friday, the yard was SOAKED, so I put the boxblade to work on the ditch and regraded the intersection. It had become washed out (8"deep/wide erosion ruts) and had potholes. All gone now.
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    You don't have to outrun the bear......just the other campers

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