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    I dropped a pretty big elm in my front yard. About 24" at the stump. I cut the trunk in three sections each about 6 feet long. Then I put a chain around them one at a time and used my 420 to drag them to where I was going to cut them up. I looked up the estimated weight on a website. They average about 800 pounds a piece. The 420 had no problem with them going up hill. Needless to say I was pleased.
    1983 JD 318
    46" deck
    54" 2 way front blade
    1985 JD 318
    50" deck
    1989 JD 420
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    Ruegg Mfg. 3 Pt hitch
    Brinly-Hardy PP-1200 3 pt. 12" plow
    Brinly-Hardy DD-1000 3 pt. tandem disc
    Honda (Brinly) 3 pt. cultivator
    Heavy Hitch Ripper
    Front Grapple by Inovative Tractor Attachments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Cun2VyYWO8
    54" 4 way front blade
    1972 Troy-Bilt Horse
    My apologies for the red tractor, I was only two.

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    With my older JD855, I have skidded a number of logs here on this rock pile that surprised me my equipment could handle..
    Several logs up to about 24" diameter and as much as almost 20' long.. Granted not over very rough terrain, but still a substantial load..

    I have a telescoping boom poll (about 12-20") that pins to the top link connection of my 3pt receiver hitch...
    I only lift with this... And use another chain to the draw bar to pull with...

    Surprise wheelies are not a thing you want to happen..
    Darn computer, web site, Photo bucket won't let me post a picture of my set up.... Grrrrrr..

    Keep safe..
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