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The Adirondacks is a rocky environment. Every year, I think I have our front meadow clear of offending rocks, and every spring the brush hog clips new ones that the winter has pushed up just enough.
I wanted a Heavy Hitch for a long time, but other items always seemed to come first. Anyway, this year, my war on rocks took precedence, so I ordered a Super Duty Heavy Hitch, cart and subsoiler attachment. Threw it on the Quick Hitch with no weights on the Heavy Hitch, as I knew I'd need all the lifting power on the 3PH I could get.
Centered the rear wheels over the first offender.. now, like an iceberg, only a very small portion of the rock protrudes from the ground, so it could be anything from a fist sized rock, to a Volkswagen... backed up about a yard behind the rock and dropped the hitch. Pull forward slowly and watch the subsoiler easily bury itself. Come up against the rock, hopefully reasonably centered, raise the hitch and roll forward slowly. I was absolutely stunned how easily massive rocks popped from the ground, without any digging or shovel work whatsoever. I was like a kid in a candy store! It was so easy, I pulled seven more that first day. An added bonus is that the land is disrupted very little by all of this .. much less than when a friend was over with a good sized track hoe. Admittedly, he could handle a bit larger sizes than I could, but not by all that much before he had one track off the ground, but he is a highly experienced operator.
So, my Heavy Hitch purchase earned it's keep around my place on the very first day! Pulling rocks is easy .. finding soil for backfill much less easy, and much more time consuming.

My only regret? That I didn't buy the Heavy Hitch and subsoiler combination years before this. I'm so impressed with it I'm busily thinking up more ways I can use this tool... It takes the place of a Ballast box, provides an easy way to move the trailer around, and more I've got a mind to do with it! I found ten 3113 weights for $.50 a pound, painting them Kubota ROPS gray, and I'll also be ready for a few town parades..

BTW, sorry this is Orange, but I respect my Green friends and this board.. where I always come for good info!







 

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Interesting. Brave to bring an orange tractor to the green website!

I got Frontier stuff (tiller) and an i-Match hitch financed with the tractor. I think Land Pride works through Kubota the same way. Am I correct? And those boulders are old glacial deposits? They are big...

My Heavy Hitch is more for the tilling, but I'm thinking about a ripper tooth if the bushes/small trees give me any fuss this fall. HH is a super, super company with a fine product lineup. I'm glad they could get you something that helps your work. I fully understand about the land disruption and I'm happy to see you got the process down now!
 

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Interesting. Brave to bring an orange tractor to the green website!

I got Frontier stuff (tiller) and an i-Match hitch financed with the tractor. I think Land Pride works through Kubota the same way. Am I correct? And those boulders are old glacial deposits? They are big...

My Heavy Hitch is more for the tilling, but I'm thinking about a ripper tooth if the bushes/small trees give me any fuss this fall. HH is a super, super company with a fine product lineup. I'm glad they could get you something that helps your work. I fully understand about the land disruption and I'm happy to see you got the process down now!
Yes, I read here quite a bit but don't post much because I'm Orange. My Green friends have a very nice forum here .. One you can be proud of! My wish is that Orange one day has a similar one .. just as friendly.

I was buying Land Pride before Kubota acquired them .. a good addition in my opinion, but yes, LP makes nice products.

The Heavy Hitch surprised me with it's build quality, finish, utility and versatility. At this point in time, I now don't know how I got along without it for so long!

P.S., yes glacial deposits. There's one in the woods out back that, if hollowed out, I could live in!
 

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