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Zero tractor experience...just bought 3046R w cab. Gave up motorcycles after 55 years to stay home and clean up 38 acres of hardwoods. First question...where should I mount my chain saw? Thanks in advance!
 

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Welcome from New York!

Many owners mount a chainsaw scabbard on or in their ballast box. Search around and you'll find several options.
 

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Zero tractor experience...just bought 3046R w cab. Gave up motorcycles after 55 years to stay home and clean up 38 acres of hardwoods. First question...where should I mount my chain saw? Thanks in advance!
Welcome to GTT and congratulation on your new tractor.
I'd mount the chain saw on the chipper once you get one. :munch:
 

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Welcome from New York.
 

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Welcome from Preston County, West Virginia

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Do most of you use a ballast box? I get my tractor Friday, with water in the rear wheels. We didn't discuss it specifically but I inferred from the dealer that I might not need more ballast than that. Obviously it will depend on what I try to do with it...but I'm not that far along yet!
 

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Do most of you use a ballast box? I get my tractor Friday, with water in the rear wheels. We didn't discuss it specifically but I inferred from the dealer that I might not need more ballast than that. Obviously it will depend on what I try to do with it...but I'm not that far along yet!
You do need ballast if you have a loader. See this thread for additional information on ballast and why you need it.
 

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Do most of you use a ballast box? I get my tractor Friday, with water in the rear wheels. We didn't discuss it specifically but I inferred from the dealer that I might not need more ballast than that. Obviously it will depend on what I try to do with it...but I'm not that far along yet!
Please read the manual that came with the loader, and ask your dealer to do the same:good2:

You do need ballast if you have a loader. See this thread for additional information on ballast and why you need it.

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Welcome to GTT and congratulation on your new tractor.
I'd mount the chain saw on the chipper once you get one. :munch:
And wasting no time spending your money, good news is, there are many on here to help. :lol:

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:wgtt:from the Mitten. :congrats:eek:n new ride. We like pics.
 

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Welcome from Kentucky.

Do not put the chainsaw in the FEL bucket. You'll forget it is there and do something like pick up a load of rocks...:banghead:

Besides, shortly you'll have a grapple on the front.

Definitely read the thread on Ballast and your owners manual. If not used properly, tractors can fall over as easy as a bike.


Lots of good stuff in the LCUT section.

Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your projects.
 

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Welcome from central Ohio and congratulations :wgtt:
 

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Yes I read the manual section on ballast and wondered if only water in the tires would be adequate. I'll find out how many gallons they used so I can factor the added weight into my ballast calculations. Thanks!
 
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