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    Sliding down a hill on a tractor

    I came across these two videos this afternoon watching the Tractor Mike channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/thebigrockranch/videos).

    It shows a guy brush hogging and going down what doesn't LOOK like a very steep hill. First in 2WD and then in 4WD. Tractor is a Kubota L2800 with liquid filled rear tires and an empty loader bucket. I don't know about you but I clearly felt some pucker factor myself watching the 2WD video.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef8AwzSzQJc

    4WD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIG7xsuAomg
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I came across these two videos this afternoon watching the Tractor Mike channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/thebigrockranch/videos).

    It shows a guy brush hogging and going down what doesn't LOOK like a very steep hill. First in 2WD and then in 4WD. Tractor is a Kubota L2800 with liquid filled rear tires and an empty loader bucket. I don't know about you but I clearly felt some pucker factor myself watching the 2WD video.

    2WD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef8AwzSzQJc

    4WD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIG7xsuAomg
    From the shot of the tires it looks like wet grass.

    X2 on the pucker factor.
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    In the first video he is jamming on the brakes. In the video from 0.48 seconds onward. Wrong thing to do - need to hit the go pedal to get the wheels to catch up to the tractor speed to regain control.

    The only time I have ever used my brake pedal is for parking or steering with one brake.
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    Sliding down a hill on a tractor

    Been there, our horse pastures are very steep, MFWD engaged always after the first time that happened. I shot a video earlier in the summer in hopes that it would show, but it didnít show the full degree IMO.
    I have never slipped a tire once on some very steep slopes with the MFWD engaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    The only time I have ever used my brake pedal is for parking or steering with one brake.
    That and the video reminds me of a friend who was a former coworker and good fishing buddy. In the small world category, as a kid he used to help the farmer who owned the land I later bought a lot off of and now live on. The field behind me is still being farmed and at the far corner is a tractor path going down a short but steep hill to the road. As a kid he used to have to drive the tractor pulling a loaded hay wagon down that hill. The first time he did it the farmer told him to just keep it going straight and don't touch the brakes. Scared the crap out of him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanW View Post
    That and the video reminds me of a friend who was a former coworker and good fishing buddy. In the small world category, as a kid he used to help the farmer who owned the land I later bought a lot off of and now live on. The field behind me is still being farmed and at the far corner is a tractor path going down a short but steep hill to the road. As a kid he used to have to drive the tractor pulling a loaded hay wagon down that hill. The first time he did it the farmer told him to just keep it going straight and don't touch the brakes. Scared the crap out of him.
    We only pull our loaded wagons down off the top of our one field with the 2555 which happens to be FWD. The White 2-85 is a heavy enough tractor if we had a new set of sneakers on the back. The Ford 5000 is simply to small and rear drive only.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    We only pull our loaded wagons down off the top of our one field with the 2555 which happens to be FWD. The White 2-85 is a heavy enough tractor if we had a new set of sneakers on the back. The Ford 5000 is simply to small and rear drive only.


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    Best guestimate, this was around 45-50 years ago and odds are the tractor he was driving was old at the time. Beyond that I have no clue what it may have been.
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    Yea pucker factor in 2wd.

    I can relate to the video, one of our daughters was in the garden with my in-laws and her mom (my wife) I had loaded the trailer of my FIL with a 50gal LP tank, 4 50# saw blocks, a set of winter tires on rims, and a lot of other items cleaning out the garage. I'm using my fil MF1655 lawn-garden , wheel weights, chains on turf tires and I start down the hill beside the house to our basement..
    Well I didn't get close to the basement door, 300' later I'm still sliding down the hill, tried pushing the forward pedal as far as it would go, pressed the rev pedal and tire is spinning backward and not slowing. The whole time my daughter is yelling she wants to ride and I'm sliding toward them in the garden,.

    Thankfully the garden had just been tilled and the it stopped me and tractor .

    Yes pucker factor kicks in real quick..
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    Anytime a machine gets away from you it is a problem. I thank this is just someone doing a set up to get attention. The tractor is following a path it has already mowed. It has a front end loader with a bucket. Camera is showing all around before the run away. Bucket tilted and put it down. Tractor will stop.
    My 13 year old daughter had that worked out on our 680 CK. I had knocked out the brake lines using it for a dozer. Operator, steering wheel holder or you tube looking for points?

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