I really like this idea and it really makes mowing a challenge. The back and forth row by row can get boring .👍
your loader should be able to handle the job without you risking your back. Would take a trained hand on the controls though.Did not feel like lifting this 100LB+ motor...so used the FEL. Do not have an engine hoist. I may get one at some point, tho the engine I will be putting is 84 LB's and I can lift that OK.
For a second, I was wondering what Diesel Shadow had to do with the air in the tires...........now I see who you were talking about......a "Descriptive So and So"............MeagerHair Yes for the first load almost on the ground, some DS for got to put more air in the tires. After getting home checked only had about 5# of air in the rear tires and 8# in the front... now they have 20# front and back.
I think I would put "FrankenTiller" out by the road with a sign on it, and let some brave new soul become intimate friends with it. Sometimes, the pain and days of agony simply aren't worth it.......Plus this is tiller season and someone will jump on it.Well.. What did I do Yesterday and the day before?
.. Dug the sod off of my 25x20 garden area, leaving a 3-6"deep hole... then went "out back" and dug up 5 or 6 yards of really nice topsoil (its at the bottom of a huge hill side field) to put back in the hole.
Used my landscape rake to "pick rock"... NICE!
Now I'm debating.. as it did pack some while working it... if i want to till it with my Frankenstein's Monster RT5 Tiller... (and suffer from back pain for days) Or just use the tiny weed whacker tiller I have to do each row.. I have some 5-10-5 i want to mix in (I think...)
properly made nachos withoyt hydrogenated oils is a healthy snack. Trouble is all fast food and most restruants go for the cheap stuff made with hydrogenated oils and man made chemicals for flavorings. Cottonseed oil is very commonly used. Cotton being a non food crop is not restricted like food crops are regaurding chemical use and then they make oil out of the seeds and approve it for food use. Don't figure.Chex313's Engine Hoist reminded me how I used my 1025r a few days ago.........
My neighbor asked me if I had any ideas for lifting up his tractor to make some service work a little easier......Of course we can find a way to lift that x73x up........
Important points for anyone considering this......
He wanted it lifted with the angle shown to make getting the oversized impact under the tractor easier. First lifted with the tilt to the left and then moved the strap and lifted with the angle to the right. Tractor did not "rock" at all, it was picked up intentionally off center. Never work under anything which is intentionally rocking as the straps could shift and ugliness would almost surely ensue.
- Safety, first and foremost. Use jack stands under any machine lifted for repairs. Period.
- Understand when you lift anything with such an arrangement, the item you are lifting is DRAWN TO YOU, so make sure to start lifting above the item to avoid unintended impact and damage.
- Use the proper hardware to secure the straps together, I used a threaded anchor shackle so the straps were secure.
- While I was originally going to use the KBOH's on my FEL bucket, removing the bucket for clearance and visibility was a much better way to go.
- Slow and steady is the rule when lifting and lowering. Be aware that with the weight on the machine, its difficult to "slowly" lower the lifted item so take it easy.
- When lifting a Hydrostatic driven machine, release the parking brake and also use the "machine transport" positon for the hydro release lever so the machine isn't being drug on the pavement against the systems hydraulics.
- When I was first lifting the tractor on the front, It seemed a little heavy. Turned out the parking brake was set and the tractor not in "transport mode". I was dragging the entire tractor on cement with the rear tires locked. Once he released the brake and the transport lever, the lifting was far easier.
He went after the first spindle bolt and hit it and hit it with the impact. Finally, I got his attention and made the "reverse the direction" signals out of the cab and asked "Did you reverse the direction of the gun?" Nope, turned out he was tightening the spindle bolts, as he went after each one. Hey, we have all made that mistake, right?
Then, the 18v DeWalt wouldn't back the bolts off, so I ended up going home and getting the right socket for the Impact AND I got my 3/4" drive long handled ratchet which provided the leverage to break the spindle bolts loose. This required blocking the spindle movement with blocks of 2x4 up under the deck to hold the blades when using the manual ratchet.
In the end, all done. We were standing there talking after the project and somehow the topic of "Linner" came up (late lunch, early dinner) and I mentioned I was thinking about getting some nacho's. He agreed that Nacho's sounded like a good idea and as they say, "That was that".........
Since I had the tractor and straps and all necessary stuff already out, I went home and lifted my ExMark and swapped the blades and scraped the deck with my favorite 5 gallon paint stir stick. I like to use the thick wooden and longer paint stir stick as it doesn't scrape the paint and its tough enough to get the job done. Probably, 15 to 20 minutes and I was all done and putting everything away................
As I am putting away all of my toys and hanging the straps back up, my neighbors wife pulled int he driveway and handed me a bag tied shut out of her SUV window.......Apparently, she had run down to the nearby restaurant and returned with a plate of nachos for Mrs. Bear and I.........Sure, they are a heart attack on a plate, but man they were GOOD!
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Sparkschaser, are you the one in the picture with the Combat Engr shirt on? I was a Combat Engineer too! Oct 88 to May 95! If that is you Thank you for service!I helped my buddy take out 2 trees, 2 stumps and lots of roots yesterday. Root Ripper is the best tool ever. I leave tree whole so i can use the weight to get stump out