Recent content by Shanester

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    Tractorless! Help!

    What model? From what I understand the Grand models have the electronic hydrostat controls and they have all kinds of neat features. This one is all mechanical.
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    Tractorless! Help!

    And another thing. Without the cruise control this thing would be terrible with that really light hydro pedal. The rough fields just make it hop up and down so much more until you get the cruise set. After 5 hours of mowing I still hate that design and I doubt I'll ever really get used to it. It...
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    Tractorless! Help!

    I really think this machine needs the tires ballasted. You really can't use the loader in two wheel drive. Is there a place you can get a heavier than washer fluid or methanol/water mix and do it yourself? The Rim Guard just seems kinda crazy priced at $700 ish dollars for just the rears but...
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    Tractorless! Help!

    Someday I would like to upgrade the seat on this MX. The John Deere 1025R I was using had a very nice seat but I'm guessing this one is not made to sit in all day. Is there a nice aftermarket seat that is comfortable enough for all day?
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    Tractorless! Help!

    After mowing with the tractor for about five hours I now realize she is thirsty. It's really not surprising but it appears it is using over two gallons per hour. No big deal except is $3.70/gallon but the real issue is getting fuel into it. With the loader on the arms are really in the way...
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    7000 lb trailers

    I measured my MX5100/loader/72" Land pride hog yesterday and was a little short of 25' from the front of the bucket to the end of the tail wheel. Most people would overhang the hog but if you wanted it all on a flat deck and correctly weight loaded then that would be a really long trailer.
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    7000 lb trailers

    Are they using those portable weight scales?
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    7000 lb trailers

    After looking it up I remember now that there is a federal law requiring a class A CDL for trailers over 10K lbs IF your total combined gross vehicle weight rating is over 26K lbs. I should check all my axle weights and such on my truck before buying a trailer. It is 10K GVW but that is only...
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    7000 lb trailers

    I think each state is a little different but I believe you are correct about it being for commercial use. In Ohio you don't need a CDL for a 30,000 lb RV with air brakes so trailers probably fall under the same "personal use" rule.
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    7000 lb trailers

    If your tractor is an open station ROPS without tire ballast then you are probably looking at about 6,000 lbs with loader and hog. With tire ballast you will be more like 7,200 or so. I'm guessing that you will need a 24' long deck to load that with correct tongue weight. Those trailers are at...
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    Tree Removal

    Make 7 trees go completely bye-bye plus lift up 5 others for $6,500? That seems like a deal.
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    Tractorless! Help!

    Someday I want the quick attach but for now I will skip. The operator's manual states that this model weighs in at 3,774 lbs. The loader manual states its net weight is 1,322 lbs and the bucket is 322 lbs. So with the bucket on does it weigh 1,322 or 1,644? The number seems fishy. Another thing...
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    Rotary Cutter for MX5100

    I got it all set up the best I could yesterday. (there is no flat spot on the ground to measure from) Also I did not get the pto shaft safety chains with it so I had to make some. If I remember correctly there are 7 holes for the rear wheel adjustment and I put the bolt in the middle hole. I'm...
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    How to deal with liars

    This is a good discussion and so far no one is being too nasty. (maybe the bad posts are being deleted?) A few things I want to point out. One is that on this "off topic" section we DON'T talk about tractors. The other is that just about every subject seems to be a political issue these days...
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    Rotary Cutter for MX5100

    I have read about that idea and would prevent damage but it would still allow the wheel to come off the ground when going over a hill . It happens all the time. Maybe there is no fix for this. I'm going to try to get the rocks out and think there's only a dozen or so.