View Full Version : Tractors

04-06-2002, 03:27 PM
Well, in spirit of the new forum, I'll ask some questions.

How many of you actually own tractors, garden, lawn, compact, etc?

What you use them for? Mowing? Implements? Pulling aerators?

If so how you like it?


04-06-2002, 03:59 PM
Here goes,
Landscape tractors, New Holland 30- 55 hp
Pulls, landscape rakes, grader boxes, laser grading boxes, mowes, tillers, slit seeders, and power rakes.
Quad, pulls one or two 16 cu yd pans, have pulled a chisle plow with it once.
All my tractors are bare (no loaders)
Couldn't do my job without them:)

No Garden Tractors if thats what you want to call them :)

04-06-2002, 04:16 PM
AC 5020 21hp deisel with a 60" mower and a Trac-Vac, pulling a 36 bu. cart. Also have a 60" scrapper blade and a 60" snowblower.

04-06-2002, 04:50 PM
i have a 16 hp craftsman tractor that is about 22 or 23 years old, i have a snow plow on it that i used one time over the winter, i have a 44'' triple blade deck that i used one time to mow 5 acres, i also have a 10 cu ft dump wagon (major use) that i use for moving mulch, soil, rocks, straw or whatever else around.

04-06-2002, 06:40 PM
I just ordered JD GX 325 lawn and garden tractor with 54" deck. It is the same as the 300 Series tractors, it is just that it is labelled a little differently now on newer JD lawn and garden tractors. I can put many kinds of attachements on this tractor, like wagon, bagger, tiller, etc. I am sure that it will be a great tractor!

04-06-2002, 07:21 PM
At home I have a JD 790 with a mid mount 60" mower, backhoe and bucket.
At work it's a JD 4200 with a rear 60" finish mower, bush hog, landscaping rake, forks and bucket.
The rear finish mower does an amazingly good job but it is work in tight areas.
I have a JD 355D with a 48" deck coming in next week, can't wait to try it out.

04-06-2002, 11:23 PM
i have a hole bunch of garden tractors my faviort is the 1985 craftsman 18 twin tons of power i have plowed snow the stock plows only last about 2 storms working on a BETTER plow , mowed, logged built my own attachment, tilled, harrowed,i have a garden plow, went mudden,usd to do tractor pulls at the local fair. right now the ony things that is still any good is the mortor frame is craked in more than one place trany is only 3 speeds in sted of 6 by the end of the week it should up and running hopefully just in time to do yard work!

04-06-2002, 11:33 PM
The closest thing I have to a Tactor is an OLD Snapper rear engine 8hp rider and its nopt even running right now. It was the first mower I ran , Used to spend couple days a week mowing around the farm when I was a kid. I want a REAL TRACTOR soon. I grew up driving Farmalls so I'd prefer one of them ( an H or an M) but its not in the budget yet. I gotta get someything soon cause I had to scoop the drive by hand a few times this winter, I never want to do that again.

Pauls Mowing
04-07-2002, 09:07 AM
Two compacts, John Deere 955 and 1050. Attachments include5' and 6' rotary mowers (bush hog); JD 25A flail mower; JD 90 boom mount flail mower; 5' Howse box blade and a 6' snowblower.

Other: Craftsman 18 hp garden tractor; DR Field & Brush mower


04-07-2002, 12:25 PM
We have a 97 Wards with 20hp briggs and 46" deck also an 88 Cub Cadet with 12.5hp Briggs and a 38" deck. We use them around our house to pull the log splitter and wagon for firewood. Also we kept them around just incase our walkbehinds break down but that don't happen much. Hopefully we will be getting rid of them soon to make room in the garage for our shiny new ZTR.

04-07-2002, 09:18 PM
We have a 5200 JD. Attachments are a spreader that will hold 800 lbs, 100 in finish mowing deck, 7 ft grass seed drill, 7 ft flail deck, hydralic box blade, landscape rake, reverse turnning tiller, and I use it to tow a 1000 gal water tank around the park.

Donald R. English
04-07-2002, 09:51 PM
I have a Kubota B-8200, bucket,boxblade,posthole auger,5 foot brushhog and a 72"finish mower. I use it at least 3 to 4 times a week. It's a really sweet tractor.

04-07-2002, 10:20 PM
I have 21 different tractors, the newest one being a 1952. I collect and restore antique farm tractors. We still use them, I have some with loaders, one with a backhoe, and other attachments such as bush-hogs, blades, plows, cultivaters and sickle bar mowers.

04-08-2002, 02:05 AM
Kubota B2710 with FEL, box blade, landscape rake, and rear blade. Use it to prep for lawn and move dirt on installs. Nice little tractor. Does a great job. Not as fast as a skid steer, but is easier on existing turf when hauling dirt, etc.

04-08-2002, 10:39 PM
New Holland TC33D with Loader, Beefco tiller and Beefco Power seeder/aerator, Bushhog box blade.
This baby is a trick when comes to putting in lawns. The super steer on the New Holland is a must.

04-09-2002, 10:46 AM
1986 Deutz Fahr DX310. 50 hp 2wd. Used for slashing(bushhog)
overgrown land. From overgrown house lots to full on jungle
busting. Pulls 5' Superior slasher 400hp gearbox. Can take down
stuff up to 4" dia.
Here it is on the back of the truck.

04-09-2002, 08:54 PM
A deutz man. OhOhOh. I have a 4506 and love this tractor. I think it makes fuel and is as reliable as the day is long. Didn't go to Australia to get it, but I could probably drive it here. Ar ethey waterproof

04-11-2002, 09:54 AM
SCL, The 4506 was the previous model to mine. Still plenty of them around. Mine has about 14000 hours on it,and I've touched
nothing. They are very economical. I get about 4 litres per hour.
85 litre tank. I think that works out to less than 1 gallon per hour.


04-11-2002, 11:43 PM
Kubota L48: loader & backhoe for excavating, pulling brush hog, tiller, box rake

Kubota BX2200: for mowing (has bagger), front blade & blower for snow work

Bobcat 873: well.......it's a skid steer, anything & everything

04-14-2002, 10:24 PM
Just have a little ole 93 JD stx38 that is my back up mower. It was almost trashed when I found it , but the motor had compression so I took it home and played with it and it runs great . I put tires,filters,blades and a oil change on it and it runs like new now.

04-16-2002, 02:27 AM
I have a 1963 Ford 2000 in the picture below. A 1958 JD 420 bicycle front end that I'm currently working on restoring. One garden tractor, cub cadet.


04-16-2002, 08:00 AM
did u restore the ford? looks nice, how many hours u think?

04-16-2002, 08:17 AM
i use a tractor like that at the apple farm where i work but that one has some problems, yours looks nice

04-16-2002, 10:03 AM
Yes, my dad and I restored the ford several years ago. Only thing is we had to find fenders later on. I need to blast the rear wheels, seat and fenders and it will be complete.

How many hours in the resto or on the tractor?

I used it this past weekend to disc my garden and my neighbors garden. Its a real good running and working tractor.

04-16-2002, 10:05 AM
I think I have some pics of the JD when we brought it home. I'll see if I can find a couple to scan. Its just a fun tractor to let it sit and idle for hours.

Pop pop pop pop pop pop pop...

04-16-2002, 10:28 AM
i love old tractors especially johndeeres, of course i love new ones to. how many hours for both restore and on the tractor?

04-17-2002, 12:48 AM
Put in a 3 acre lawn yesterday and today with my 4506. Pulverize, box scraped, brillion seeded. 11.3 hours on tractor, 7 gallons of fuel. Gotta love it.

Darryl G
04-17-2002, 01:02 AM
I have a 1998 John Deere 855 with the loader, 5 ft brush hog and 7 foot backhoe. I plan to pick up a rake with blade attachment this season. I use mostly to maintain my own property, but will be transferring it to the business soon to help with clearing, mulching, stone, topsoil etc. Hydro is the way to go, IMHO.

04-18-2002, 10:04 PM
Here is our Tractor. It's a Kubota 4610. It's a hydro model and that is what I like about it most. No more changing gears. Have 6 Ft. Bushhog and 6' blade. Along with front end loader. Here is a pic of it at work moving small boulders:

04-18-2002, 11:05 PM
thats the brand new model right? thats what we had at the farm but without the top. awesome piece of equip

05-26-2002, 02:53 PM
I have 790 JD 4x4 with front loader, 6' woods mower, landscape rake, 5' box blade, bushhog brand post hole digger with 12" auger.
Other than the Hydrolics for the loader being somewhat weak
I have not had any problems with tractor and pleased with it .
I use it for just about whatever comes along.:rolleyes:

05-29-2002, 10:03 AM
here's some i deal and play with....



yanmar powered...same people make John Deere.

05-29-2002, 01:03 PM
never seen or heard of them, how do u like them, what are the specs?

06-06-2002, 11:05 PM
100.5 p.t.o. horse power.

06-06-2002, 11:12 PM
100.5 p.t.o. horse power.

06-08-2002, 12:17 AM
I have 340 Utility International that I use on the farm it's older than I am at least we think. But it will get the job done until I can buy a 5320 JD with a loader and maybe front wheel assist.

06-08-2002, 01:44 AM
The 340-U was made from 1958-1963. :cool:

07-06-2002, 07:43 PM
Kubota T1760 HST w/48" bellymower,Kawasaki water cooled engine and 360 hrs and 3 yrs.Runs great.Eat you alive on filter cost because can't find generics.
Very good steering,very good ride on rought terrain w/seat cylinders but not strong enough for fat old men(240#)Oil dipstick scrapes skin when reaching for it.
Use for mowing about 2 acres sort of rough yard and pulling cart.
Steers exceptionally well w/no pwr steering motor.

10-15-2006, 10:59 PM
I have 2 tractors, a John Deere 855 & a John Deere & 790. Both are really great machines. The 855 has a quick-park 70A loader. Both are 4WD. I use a 4ft. & and 5ft. box blade, 5 ft. grader blade, John Deere 413 4 ft. bush hog, 72in. belly mower (for the 855),post hole digger, boom pole, carry-all, small 3pt. plow, middle buster, and a cultivator. I only use some of these attachments rarely. The 790 is my Uncle's who lives right next to me. He also has a JD 235. I have a JD x500 and a JD 102. My Grandpa who lives on the other side of me has a JD x300. All of have various lawn mower implements that we all share.

10-15-2006, 11:12 PM
we have two a kubota L 3010 with loader and other attachments and this Case IH JX 95 with a woods 15' batwing.

10-16-2006, 11:47 PM
I have a 2005 John Deere 4310 with roatary cutting, loader, bucket, back blade, landscape rake, box scraper, and Curtis plow. I love it. Habe not had any major issues with it yet. I use it for every possible job on the farm. I also have a John Deere 160 lawn tractor. It was my first plow rig as it has a snow plow on it. I plowed 5 driveways with it for three years and it did great. Two new trannys and that was it (my fault mostly). I know use it to drag our footing on our horse riding rings and to drive my butt around the farm when I don't feel like walking. Needless to say, I love JD tractors.:cool2: