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by SteveHGraham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Sand or Concrete for Tractor Ballast Box?
Replies: 20
Views: 568

Re: Sand or Concrete for Tractor Ballast Box?

I think the box is smaller than 5.3 cubic feet. It has two vertical pipes in it to hold tools, so that takes some space away, and then there is the possibility that people in marketing did the volume calculation.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 72
Views: 1199

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

Though small by grain belt standards, to most tractor owners, a 100 HP job is very large. I think it's fair to say that. I am somewhat skeptical of the claim that "most" farm tractors are 100 or more HP. I don't see that around here. My grandfather ended up buying one about that size for 300 acres, ...
by SteveHGraham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Sand or Concrete for Tractor Ballast Box?
Replies: 20
Views: 568

Re: Sand or Concrete for Tractor Ballast Box?

I got my box painted and filled. It's supposedly 5.3 cubic feet. Based on warmstrong's figures, that would be around 530 pounds. I only got 350 pounds of sand into it. I can do a little more, but not much. Maybe 375. Either my sand is suspiciously light, the box is smaller than the ad says, warmstro...
by SteveHGraham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 37
Views: 478

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

Man, it's about 8 feet from my house!
by SteveHGraham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 72
Views: 1199

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

I would love to have an L3710, but I make do with my B2150. Larger end of the SCUT, or small CUT, not enough power in the bucket to work well as a fork substitute, but it runs a 12" auger just fine for fruit tree ground/pit prep, pulling around a landscaping box (Gannon tumbler), and it drags a sin...
by SteveHGraham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 72
Views: 1199

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

There are two John Deere 430s. One is a farm tractor last made in 1960. The other is a lawnmower. You don't know the 430. It's a small tractor with a 20-HP Yanmar, a PTO, and hydraulics. It cost around $10,000 new, over 20 years ago. A lawnmower is a dedicated machine that can't run implements. The...
by SteveHGraham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 72
Views: 1199

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

I have a Kubota L3710 and John Deere 430 with a 60" belly deck. The Kubota is surprisingly powerful for its size, but sooner or later I want to get a 60-HP Kubota. The John Deere is a real tractor, but just barely. It has hydraulics, and you can install a 3-point hitch and front end loader, but the ...
by SteveHGraham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 37
Views: 478

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I put the bucket against the rock and depressed the accelerator while rotating the bucket upward. I didn't back up across the yard and hit the rock at 20 mph.
by SteveHGraham
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 37
Views: 478

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

Today was a big day for me, because I managed to get the brush forks off my loader bucket for the first time. I took a couple of runs at the big rock in my front yard. I busted a big chunk off of it, but the rock stayed where it was. I'm looking forward to receiving my subsoiler so I can come in und...
by SteveHGraham
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 37
Views: 478

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

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by SteveHGraham
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 37
Views: 478

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I see nothing whatsoever wrong with that plan, but then I'm the guy who moved a year ago and still hasn't put one picture on the wall. I would be completely happy with a big clean shop with a bedroom, kitchen, and TV room. I can't believe it's 2018 and mankind still hasn't come up with a house you c...
by SteveHGraham
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 37
Views: 478

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

That is exactly what I linked to.