No, the logs weren't really that heavy.As wood goes, Ash isn't real heavy or dense. Not to mention, it's SUPER easy to split. Seems sometimes all you have to do is say something mean to it. If that were green hickory or white oak, I'm not sure the LA525 would have lifted three logs that size. Those are about 250 pounds each, just guessing, if not a little lighter. Hickory would have been at least double that weight. This late in winter, most of the sap would be down in the roots on ash. You probably still had a little weight margin on that loader, depending on the weight of the grapple, but diameter got ya. That's definitely a mouthful. It is satisfying to move that much weight/material with a relatively small tractor in a single trip. I could get two of those with my little grapple, but it won't open wide enough for all 3. I don't need (nor want) to move that much firewood, so mine serves its purpose. What is that, the EA Wicked?
$2100?!?!? OMG!Beautiful day so I went out to check the tire on the B3200. Flat again and lots of bubbles around the rim. Took it off and will get it to the local tire store to have it dismounted, cleaned and sealed.
More concerning is the puddle of antifreeze under the B1700. Looks like a core leak in the right front corner. Plastic tanks on it as well. Called my local dealer and had to sit down. New rad is 2100.00. Gonna do some research and see what the aftermarket has. Bummed but I have time before the grass starts growing.
I had a note I just found. Might check out "1800 Radiator" 877-819-1800 . They can build what you need and very reasonable priced and they ship.I can get a new unit with brass tanks aftermarket for 800. I know I have to have some welding done on the mmm, no big deal there but in the back of my mind, what’s next. I think I will pull it and take it in to the local radiator shop to see if it is fixable and the cost. Coolant is only down a small bit and no active drips. I’ll get her back in the attached garage with my tools and pull it out.
That machine looks like a blast, I can't blame you for wanting to get right out and use it. Heck, if I had one I'd be using it to run down to get the mail at the mailbox everyday.It hit 52 degrees yesterday afternoon so the F2690 got a light break in mostly chopping up some leaves that hung around from last fall. It had .9 hours from dealer prep and delivery so I only put another .7 on it and then used the Stihl blower to clean everything up before it went back into its garage.
The treadle pedal is going to take some getting used to going between the F2690 and my Deere 955 compact utility.
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It is definitely going to be faster for mowing than my Deere 955 when Spring arrives AFTER I get fully used to the different handling and technique with the Kubota front mount. I expect the cut will be better since the deck will be ahead of heavy parts unlike my Deere 955 with midmount deck.That machine looks like a blast, I can't blame you for wanting to get right out and use it. Heck, if I had one I'd be using it to run down to get the mail at the mailbox everyday.
The Deere 955 will keep its snow removal duties but now I won't have to pull the loader off of it for mowing which will be convenient! There are a few area where the Deere 955 may be the finish mower of choice with its wide wheel spacing to provide best stability but for most of my 5 acres the F2690 is going to be perfect.That’s a great machine you got there. . If the snow is light and not too deep it would do a respectacle job to clear the drive. Laugh if you want but MMM on a small tractor do just fine with light snow.
I disagree. You will get uncomfortable, before that F mower thinks of lifting a wheel.The Deere 955 will keep its snow removal duties but now I won't have to pull the loader off of it for mowing which will be convenient! There are a few area where the Deere 955 may be the finish mower of choice with its wide wheel spacing to provide best stability but for most of my 5 acres the F2690 is going to be perfect.
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Matt,I disagree. You will get uncomfortable, before that F mower thinks of lifting a wheel.