What did you do to or on your Kubota today?

Matt Ellerbee

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Did firewood things. And I see why everyone wants these totes.
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Had a pile loose in the yard and filled up 3 of my 5 I picked up last week. Would ideally like to have 10. I still have the bladders, may cut them to use as a lid.
 
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Thank you for the info, I never thought of “grilling before killing” them. (Sorry, couldn’t help myself) The cactus was not in the best of shape when I dug them up. We went thru a period of sub-zero temps which hurt (not killed) them. They were kind of purple on the side exposed & green next to the ground. It is amazing what the cactus can endure & still survive.
I also believe I am winning my war on prickly pear on my 242 acres. I’ll watch the fire & add wood as needed. I don’t want any to get away.
Do you use herbicides on the cactus? I’ve read Remedy & diesel fuel works pretty good.
My 5 acres backs up to a “river” that is small but always running. I try to avoid most herbicides although I did use roundup for Johnson grass. I don’t have enough cactus on 5 acres to need the herbicide treatment. I can see that need on your amount of acreage though. Here is a link to a control method from Texas A&M, I imagine your state has a similar college with similar information.


Here is a method using a mechanical device behind the tractor. I have no idea how well it works but the principle is sound. And I have no idea if they are still selling the product.

I am surprised that Kansas has that much prickly pear but it is a tough plant. They grow up on trees and poles here when seeds are deposited into the right place. Freezes here stunt it and it gets that purple color but it doesn’t die back much.

I think most of what was on my property was due to a severe flooding event washing it into the flood plain and then the previous owner mowing it down (not a good idea).

Good luck with your eradication efforts.
 
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I have the Greenlee "Slugbuster" set to... 2-1/2".
Damn: Had no idea that set now goes for $637.
I bought mine 25 years ago,....don't remember price.
I think all mine came from estate & garage sales. (read cheap!)
 

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Did several little things with the L. And wouldn’t have nearly as small and relatively effortless without it.

First thing was a little “new machine” maintenance on the new Farmi winch. It has a few hours on it now and has been great, but last pull (which was a hard pull), there was a not nice grinding sound for a couple seconds before I could get off the clutch. Being a big brainless, I got back on the clutch, finished the pull without further incident, and later pondered the origin of the sound. Didn’t take long to suspect the drive chain in the winch was loose and had slipped.

OM makes it look like chain tensioning is on about the same level of difficulty as cooking a Pop-Tart so I grab a couple wrenches and dive into what should be some really shallow water.
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For whatever reason I’m expecting the lack of detail to mean this to be pretty straightforward: access panel somewhere or something else obvious. Wrong (at least for my stupid self).

I know where the chain is because it’s a really simple machine and there’s only one place for it to be. That and I can just barely see it. Can feel though, so I know it’s way loose.
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Probably everyone here has one of these but this LED lighted mirror on a double knuckle mount on the end of a collapsible metal stick is awesome for stuff like this.

After seeing it, I could see to loosen the two bolts, use a screwdriver in one of the upper holes to pry over the idler, rotate the eccentric plate with the two small holes to help hold it in place, and tighten the bolts.

The chain was VERY loose. My bad for not checking it. I’m aware roller chains aren’t supposed to be “tight” but the slack in this thing was way out. Don’t know if it came that way or stretched a bit breaking in or what. Regardless, no damage based on visual and tactile inspection of the chain and cogs, so adjusted it.
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Then used the forks to swap a couple couches around. I’m probably supposed to know why that needed doing, but I don’t. I know wife wanted couches swapped and I didn’t care so long as I retain the ability to sit somewhere occasionally. No pics. Imagine the couch of your choice sitting on forks on a loader. Thats what it looked like.

Then used it as a wheelbarrow to fill in a depression in the yard at the unoccupied house. Wife had been complaining about it once in a while for a few months. Don’t know if there was an old stump there or what caused the depression. Filled it in with some creek/swamp dirty sand, put some grass seed on it that probably won’t germinate due to temps, and on to other stuff.
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Wanted to shrink one of the brush piles and wanted some fresh chips for a couple upcoming projects so spent a little time chipping.
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BTW, I’m aware the rather large beech tree is hollow and sort of rotting at the bottom. It was damaged by the track loader that graded the lot off 30 years ago when we built our house. Knocked a chunk out of the bottom and cut a LOT of the roots on one side. For a couple years the wound grew and the leaves came out on only part of the tree. After a while it stabilized and has been thriving for the past 25 years or so. That and if it fell, it wouldn’t hit anything other than a bunch of scrawny trees. I fully expect it to be standing long after I’m gone.
 
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Trapper Bob

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I burned my brush pile & chicken coup this morning. I’m pretty sure the prickly pear & some cockle burrs were consumed in the flames.
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My 5 acres backs up to a “river” that is small but always running. I try to avoid most herbicides although I did use roundup for Johnson grass. I don’t have enough cactus on 5 acres to need the herbicide treatment. I can see that need on your amount of acreage though. Here is a link to a control method from Texas A&M, I imagine your state has a similar college with similar information.


Here is a method using a mechanical device behind the tractor. I have no idea how well it works but the principle is sound. And I have no idea if they are still selling the product.

I am surprised that Kansas has that much prickly pear but it is a tough plant. They grow up on trees and poles here when seeds are deposited into the right place. Freezes here stunt it and it gets that purple color but it doesn’t die back much.

I think most of what was on my property was due to a severe flooding event washing it into the flood plain and then the previous owner mowing it down (not a good idea).

Good luck with your eradication efforts.
Meh, Johnson grass is easy. Just keep it cut and don’t let it head out. We had about an acre of it between our house and the dog yard when I was in a kid. A friend of the family gave me his old Yazoo brush mower, and I had a stepdad who believed nothing but trouble would come from an idle teenager. Grass cutting was my chore to keep me outta trouble in the summer. I started with a path about 4 feet wide in 7 foot tall grass and kept at it until the bermuda that was under the Johnson choked out the Johnson. I’d burn it off after the first frost, and cut as much as I could outrun every spring. The biggest problem I had was that I now had nearly 2 acres to cut with a push mower. My folks bought a riding mower after I went to college. Wonder why. (Nearly 4 acres to cut by the time I left home).
 

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Didn’t take any pics, but hauled a few buckets of topsoil to some bare spots in the front yard and filled in a hole (again) that I’ve been dodging for 20 years with the Husqvarna mower. Pulled down one leaning dead pine and tried a second, but the second is gonna need some sawing. Got a several more that may come down this summer, but they’re favorites for woodpeckers so I’ll leave them another season. Pushed a couple berms up to try to divert some runoff from the neighboring property into an existing wash on my side. Can’t stop the water, so just trying to make it go where I want it to. Beautiful sunny day around 60-65F. You Canucks can keep all that white stuff up there in the great white north. I almost pulled out the short sleeve shirt today.
 
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No farm, no snow and no job !
I walked past the tractor and jumped on the motorcycle. 2 hours later, totally lost on the far side of the Catskills.
 
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How long did it take for the fire department to put out the grass fire?
The FD was not needed. I had a perfect day for the burn. Very light wind, just enough to feed the flames. The smoke went almost straight up. There was a brush pile about 30 yds away from the coup, that I burned at the same time. I needed to remove the grass from around an old scrap metal pile so that I can clean it up. After I get the metal removed, a bulldozer with flatten everything & prepare a pad for a new building. The building will be 40x60 with a small apartment in the back.
I do have 1 more building left to deal with ……
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The FD was not needed. I had a perfect day for the burn. Very light wind, just enough to feed the flames. The smoke went almost straight up. There was a brush pile about 30 yds away from the coup, that I burned at the same time. I needed to remove the grass from around an old scrap metal pile so that I can clean it up. After I get the metal removed, a bulldozer with flatten everything & prepare a pad for a new building. The building will be 40x60 with a small apartment in the back.
I do have 1 more building left to deal with …… View attachment 122845 View attachment 122846 View attachment 122847
I hope you set that off with a ‘Dukes of Hazard’ flaming arrow.
 
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Didn’t take any pics, but hauled a few buckets of topsoil to some bare spots in the front yard and filled in a hole (again) that I’ve been dodging for 20 years with the Husqvarna mower. Pulled down one leaning dead pine and tried a second, but the second is gonna need some sawing. Got a several more that may come down this summer, but they’re favorites for woodpeckers so I’ll leave them another season. Pushed a couple berms up to try to divert some runoff from the neighboring property into an existing wash on my side. Can’t stop the water, so just trying to make it go where I want it to. Beautiful sunny day around 60-65F. You Canucks can keep all that white stuff up there in the great white north. I almost pulled out the short sleeve shirt today.
Was it a sink hole? Required a "few buckets"?
 

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Putting cedar log ground barriers around the blackberry patch to keep the grass out. I was clearing cedar from around a patch of black walnut trees who don't need the competition.

 
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I did a little firewood today. I had fell another blonded Ash tree a couple weeks ago and finally got to it. I cut the tree in 60" logs and took them to my splitting and stacking area. It is still a little wet around here, that it why 60" instead of the 80" I had been doing. There was 6 logs to the first limb. I wish I had a log trailer that I could to load the logs on. It was some distance to haul the logs.

Here is the two butt logs:

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I had some trouble breaking into compacted dirt that I had piled up in a little mountain. So I bought a tooth bar off ebay and put it on. Damn, what a difference. And 4 bolts and it's off for snow.



 
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I have the Greenlee "Slugbuster" set to... 2-1/2".
Damn: Had no idea that set now goes for $637.
I bought mine 25 years ago,....don't remember price.
now you are making me feel really bad. I had a complete set of Greenlee's from 1/2" to 1-7/8" (round and square) from a long long time ago that I sold for a song when we packed up to move a year ago. Probably got $75 for the set.
 

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now you are making me feel really bad. I had a complete set of Greenlee's from 1/2" to 1-7/8" (round and square) from a long long time ago that I sold for a song when we packed up to move a year ago. Probably got $75 for the set.
I have likely used my Greenlee set only two or three times since I bought it.
I rarely sell ANYTHING!
My two sons will have to resolve,........ the keep it - dispose of it issues.
 
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Bladed and blew a bit of snow. Looking forward to spring so I can get back to property maintenance.
 
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