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    It's not just easier, It's possible

    For those of you on the fence about getting a FEL or BH.

    My wife came home with a load of mums on sale. "Dad, can you plant these?" Good grief, where am I going to plant these?

    5 minutes to remove 3-point hitch, 10 minutes to install backhoe. A little turf paint to mark out a new flower bed. A little finnessing back and forth with the boom and arm and the grass is removed. Same action to dig down about 12" to loosen soil. Same location stretching out 9' each way. One move forward and finish the middle. Quick run over with the rototiller. Scrape the grass up with the loader, shovel in the last bit and the yard is clean. Plant the mums, add the mulch.

    Total time 1 hour 15 minutes. One load of laundry and she was amazed I was done already, got a nice home cooked dinner out of the deal.

    I would not have attempted this on a late Sunday afternoon without the equipment I have. Ground is rock hard and full of Kentucky flat limestone slabs. I've put in a large garden, and about 5 flower beds of various sizes. So the cost is about $1,000 per bed applying against equipment cost, but I have only had the 1025R for 7 months. Won't be long before these little Projects will cost less than a nice dinner out.

    And getting a nice dinner at home is MUCH better.

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    Last edited by FredHickory; 09-22-2014 at 05:55 AM.
    1025R w/rear light kit, 49" H120 FEL, 12" 260 BH, 60D MMM, 2048 Rotary Cutter, BB5048L Box Blade, 50# wheel weights, 4x42#suitcase weights, 5' TSC Landscape rack, TSC modified Carry-All, 42" Titan Pallet Forks, Heavy Hitch Toothbar

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    Very nicely done.
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    I agree with psrumors. Well done!

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    Great project
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    1026R -- 60D mmm -- H120 Loader -- Curtis 150 Tiller -- DR 3 point Chipper -- Howse Middle Buster -- Brinly 16 Blade Disk -- Kodiak 5' Box Blade -- 12-42 lb. suitcase weights -- Lawn roller -- Upgraded seat springs from psrumors -- Kennyd's bolt on hooks & clevis -- BXpanded tooth bar -- CMI 6' wagon -- Heavy Hitch Cultivator /garden bedder / hiller attachments --

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    Agree very nice project !

    Have fun and be safe !!!
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    Thanks for sharing the pics and thoughts. All great points. The new garden looks great!

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    2011 JD 1026R - w/60" NON-AutoConnect MMM, FEL w/WR Long Toothbar, 47" Front Mount Snowblower, 54" Front Mount Blade w/ Rubber Edge, 48" KingKutter Tiller & Brush Hog, CountyLine Carry All and CountyLine 60" Rear Blade, Pat's EZ-Change Quick Hitch System
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