How are you liking your chipper? ...
How are you liking your chipper? ...
2013 - JD 1025r, 60" Auto Connect MMM, H120 FEL, 50" QA Loader Bucket, Home made Bucket Teeth, Titan QA loader fork back frame, Home made 66" Loader QA Snow Plow, Home made Land Plane. Home made loader QA Stump bucket. Home made loader boom pole attachment. Home made Landscape Rake. Modified HF Quick Hitch, Home made 3 point Ballast box. Betsco BX42-S Wood Chipper, Woods 60" Back Blade, 72" Befco Finish Mower. 5' Bush Hog Mower. 1952 Ford 8N
Auguste . . . a blue collar guy working in a white collar world
Rexton, New Brunswick, Canada
JD Tractor aka Bucky
2018 1025r ~ New in April 2018
Accessories ~ Front End Loader ~ Backhoe ~ Mid-Mounter Mower ~ Box Blade ~ Fork Lift ~
Roto Tiller ~ Chipper ~ Mulch Kit ~ Sub-soil Conditioner ~ Ballast Box ~ Plug Aerator ~
Thatcherator ~ iMatch Quick Hitch ~ Landscape rake
Modifications Completed by Me ~ LED lights on roll bar ~ Mirrors ~ Shortened Rollbar to fit in Garage
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 --
Donated by some great people/vendors on here: 72 lb. wheel weights -- Bro-Tek 1Ĺ" rear wheel spacers.
NRA Life Member
Most commercial outfits in our area which are true professionals charge between $1.50 and $2 per minute when calculating their estimates. There are always those who will do it cheaper but you just about always get what you pay for. The guy spent over $2 million to build the house and he knew it was going to cost some cash to maintain it.......It's just like snow plowing his 800 foot driveway, it's not the typical charge like it is for most driveways.
He wants me to spray it with my 45 gallon 3 point sprayer with 3 spray nozzles. I can spray 15' width per pass, so it will take me about 40 passes cover his front yard. I figure the application rate I use on my lawn works out to 45 gallons per acre (one gallon per 1,050 sq ft.) , so I would need to stop and fill the sprayer 9 times to cover the lawn. It should take me about 2 hours in total with half or more of that filling the sprayer. The good news is buying the spray mix in bulk and commercially, I can get my cost per sprayer full down to about $16.20 per spray tank so 9 tanks of spray mix and two gallons of diesel fuel are the material costs.
Using granular fertilizer, which the lawn is getting to need desperately, just the cost per application for material on his lawn works out to $1,226.43 and that doesn't include labor. I would need 31 bags of fertilizer for 365,000 sq feet, so I would see if the mill will deliver it for me at 600 pounds per pallet (12 bags per pallet) so I can lift it off the trailer with my tractor and pallet forks in his driveway area. I generally apply 4 times a year, before Memorial day, 4th of July, Labor day and after leaf clean up between Halloween and Thanksgiving. I could cut it back to 3 applications on his yard by applying on Memorial Day and skipping the 4th of July. The good commercial fertilizers will slow release and last 6 to 8 weeks without any difficulties. But even at 3 applications, its still going to cost about $5k a year to fertilize his lawn.
Pretty amazing what it actually costs to properly take care of a 8.5 acre lawn.........
However, a new neighbor who lacks any chain saw experience asked my opinion on trimming branches and I suggested the Saw zall for him so he would be safer. He also got the HF pole saw which is battery driven and is enjoying using those.
I agree I would add some "curbs" to the outside edge just in case someone else is ever taking anything over the bridge as it would be a nasty fall to get a tire off the bridge on any vehicle.....You certainly built it strong enough, which is good to see.....Very well done.....
1025R with Mauser Cab (10/2017)/ 120R FEL / RC2048 Mower / All of Ken's Bolt on Products / 60" HD Front Broom / 3 pt 45 Gallon Boom less Sprayer / CA2068 Core Aerator / I-Match / 54" Snow Plow w/ angling Quick Attach / Frontier 3 Pt Sprayer / Pallet Forks / 8 -42# Weights
John Deere 455 (New in 9/1996) / MC519 Cart /60" MMM /47" Snow Thrower / 7'3" snow plow / Quick Hitch / 4 -42# Weights / JD#10 CartExMark Lazer Z w/60" Deck , Billy Goat Blower , Full Stable of Echo Products
Well, besides ordering add-on's for my tractor, I actually got to use it today!!! The 60" MMM worked great, cut through tall grass like it was nothing. I almost had a moment is a soft place, but the diff lock got me through it. I'm not used to tractors, the steering is quick, but it does seem to oversteer a little. Meaning you have to counter steer to get back on track. I guess a spinner would be helpful, although I've never used one.
2006 2520 mcut, 2004 x475, 1953 model 50, 1985 318-was my Dad's,
king kutter tiller-60", frontier-stone rake, jd-4ft brush hog, frontier-6ft back-blade, frontier-forks, 48 inch forks,
2-54inch jd snow plows, jd-5ft-pull brush hog,
2018 835R gas model gator-"aka" the Cadillac i say!! 6ft jd snow plow-which already has a dtac out on it. i got just about everything on it i could at the time
Nontraditional tractor use: what to do when changing the seals on the trim/tilt on a large outboard, flushing fluid and you goof up. Got too much fluid out, motor down and no access to the fill port. Whoops.
1025R to the rescue. Lifted the engine so I could use the safety stops.
Meanwhile is a 30' Grady White.
Last edited by rakane; 05-11-2019 at 08:36 PM.
Iíve always said. To much work is the better problem to have.
LGM= Little Green Machine!!
BB2048L Box blade.
Imatch quick hitch
Artillian diverter kit
3pt tractor receiver hitch
LR2060L Landscape Rake
LP1060L Land Plane
Homemade quick attach forks . http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...uild-soon.html
*Please Lord give me the strength to add to this list when my wife isnít paying attention*