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Finally got a day to get this thing out and give it a shot to see what the 1025R would do with it. I got to install it and see how it looked over a week ago, but frozen ground didn't allow for play.

Finally thawed out and not overly muddy, so I put it to the test. I've gotta say, I'm impressed! In less than an hour I managed to dig out two stumps that I'm certain wouldn't have come out without it. I've dug out several with just the FEL and it tooks hours on end.

This thing cut right through the rocky dirt I have and was able to rip some of the roots I'd have had to cut by hand previous to having it. I was starting to wonder if I'd break a tooth off, but I figure I bought it to work, so let's see what happens.

I'm finding it takes a different approach than working the loader without one. I'm also going to have to adjust to using the blade of the loader to back-drag and being able to scrap where I'm digging, but I'm sure I'll get to that point.

I had to quit due to a little shower coming through, but plan on getting back to it in a bit. I have a larger stump I'm working on now that's taking some finer work where I can't just muscle it out like the others I did earlier. Having to work around the larger roots as I go.

My only gripe so far is I didn't get this thing when I got the tractor.

If anyone's got any tips/tricks for working with a toothbar or adjusting to it, I'm all ears.



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I got a Heavy Hitch toothbar for Christmas :thumbup1gif:, but haven't had a chance to install it and use it yet. I'm looking forward to responses to this one, too!
I tell you what, I wish I'd had this months ago. I got the tractor last spring and started working on digging out a bunch of the stumps that were cut down to ground level in between other work around the place.

This thing dug up one that would have taken me several hours in about 30 minutes. The ability to use the teeth to lift up and even break some of the roots was awesome compared to just a flat blade on the loader.

The one I'm working on now I've managed to get about a 8' circle dug around it trying to get down to the lower roots that are keeping it in. That'd have taken a long time without it, too. Had to do that on a couple last year and it took forever it seemed like. This is the one where I do like having the flat front of the loader to kinda rake against the stump and pull some dirt out, but I'll adjust and figure out other ways around that.
 

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I have cut a road through my woods with this tooth bar. Let me tell you, it did awesome. I had all sorts of tree roots, wild grape vine, and tons of rock. Several rocks were several hundred pounds. Haven’t as much as chipped a tooth on this thing. It is tough as nails. A couple of my tightening screws have came loose, no big deal. Need to locktite them.
 

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I too have the HH toothbar, what an amazing difference it made, especially for these small tractors. Bought my tractor last April and waited until fall to buy the toothbar :banghead: only regret is the same as yours, wish I had it sooner. :good2:
 

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My only gripe so far is I didn't get this thing when I got the tractor.

If anyone's got any tips/tricks for working with a toothbar or adjusting to it, I'm all ears.

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My tip is: Treat it as roughly as you would like, I do not think you can break it.

The main thing I try to avoid is extreme prying with one corner. Always a bit fearful of bending the loader booms.
One other thing, don't "RAM INTO" stuff at full speed. You can tear up anything with speed.

With those caveats, work it hard...as you've seen that I have done in our videos.
 

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The more I use this thing, the more I'm impressed.

Got home from training today and installed some auxiliary lights I had ordered. There was still some daylight so I figured I'd try another stump. 30 minutes and had two out. Not huge ones, but they were about 6-8" diameter and about 8-10 of roots it ripped out.

I can't wait to see how she does with some of the bigger ones.

I just need to slow down enough with work and stuff that I can get out and play a bit.
 

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I’m with Tim. I worry more about my loader arms or bucket than the toothbar. It’s the toughest link in the chain. In my limited experience since having the tractor, prying heavy weight with the corner of the bucket or toothbar is the riskiest move. And I don’t ram anything at speed. Just seems like a bad idea.
 

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I have to brag on this thing again. I have a bunch of hedge on my place and I absolutely hate hedge. I'm leaving some of the bigger ones away from the house, but the ones close are going.

This sucker (about 15' tall or so) was one of my sacrifices. This tooth bar and tractor ripped at least 10' of root out. Took me less than 10 minutes to get it out and in the burn pile.

Impressed as hell with this tooth bar.

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I have to brag on this thing again. I have a bunch of hedge on my place and I absolutely hate hedge. I'm leaving some of the bigger ones away from the house, but the ones close are going.

This sucker (about 15' tall or so) was one of my sacrifices. This tooth bar and tractor ripped at least 10' of root out. Took me less than 10 minutes to get it out and in the burn pile.

Impressed as hell with this tooth bar.

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Katriel called it 'Tractor Steriods'. I thought that was appropriate. Of course, she also referred to it as a 'spork', which wasn't nearly so flattering :laugh:
 

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Which tooth bar should I order

Hello gang.
I've decided to order one of HH's toothbars and before I do I wanted to ask a couple of questions to facilitate the order.
First off, I just bought the 2032r with the 220r loader and the standard 57" bucket. I know I could ask on the website but the problem there is that my computer can not log onto their site. I keep getting the (Cannot find Site message) so I can't order online. I know it's a problem with a setting on my desktop, Win XP Pro because I was able to get on with my laptop after a message came up about a security setting.

So I'll just order it with my WIN 7 laptop but first I need to know which length bar to get for the 57 inch standard bucket and if I should get the heavy duty one or the standard one. I prefer the heavy duty model and I would like to know what the shipping cost would be. I think it would be better to order it online instead of over the phone. Which is why I came to the experts here for help. I'm pretty sure they know what I need at HH, but I like to have all the info ahead of time.

What else might I need to know to get it right the first time?
Thanks to all that reply. DD


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I apologize for the thread hijack I meant to start a new thread but I was on reply to thread and didn't realize it. If
it causes a problem I will repost on a new thread. I know better but this forum is kinda different than the one I usually post on. Sorry to the OP
 

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You'll want to order the TB577-G model toothbar. The 57" will fit your bucket perfectly. Be sure to have a 5/16" allen wrench (I recommend a socket style) to tighten the set screws to around 40 ft pounds and you're ready to dig in!:bigthumb: You can order online or give me a call, I'll be glad to help!
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You'll want to order the TB577-G model toothbar. The 57" will fit your bucket perfectly. Be sure to have a 5/16" allen wrench (I recommend a socket style) to tighten the set screws to around 40 ft pounds and you're ready to dig in!:bigthumb: You can order online or give me a call, I'll be glad to help!
Greg
Thanks Greg, I will be ordering soon.
 
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