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Darryl G
11-21-2002, 02:42 AM
Here's a photo of my 1998 JD 855 with the 5 ft brush mower and loader on. The No. 7 backhoe for it is under the tarp on the right side of the photo. So far, the only problem with it was a sheared steering nuckle. The rear tires are loaded with calcium chloride at 90%. She's still a baby, only 260 hours.

11-21-2002, 11:27 AM
Nice setup, darryl !!!

11-30-2002, 05:41 PM
I'm jealous!

11-30-2002, 06:10 PM
Here is my snow removal setup:
1. Heated via extra radiator and ductwork
2. AM-FM - CD - 4 speaker with woofer:
3. Floodlights
4. Windshield Wiper:
5. Strobe on top
6. Rearview Mirrors inside and out:
7. Discharge Chute is raised and lowered with a toggle switch which runs an electric window motor (rebuilt the hinge point and welded the gearing on it)
8. Cup holder.
Hydrolics turn the chute assembly and raise and lower the blower

The tarp is there to keep snow off the aligator clips that are connected to the battery posts for power to the electric motor on the discharge chutehttp://JD

Darryl G
11-30-2002, 10:07 PM
Flex Deck - I can't say it's pretty, but nice set-up. I have all that too on one of my rigs...plow truck.:D

Bob - Didn't mean to make you jealous, but it gets worse. I bought the tractor/loader/hoe combo when it was 1.5 yrs old and 140 hours on it for $17,500. Retail at that time was $26,000. I added the mower. The tractor didn't have a scratch on it and the guy kept it garaged and washed it every time he used it.

12-18-2002, 12:27 AM
Here is my new 9 1/2 foot mower - 114" - left side of mower is the Flex-Deck, and Right side is an additional 38" JD deck which will have its own engine - 17HP Kawi (Left and right are when you sit in the seat) - Will put on 9" pneumatic wheels on the 38 and it will pivot lateral as well as fore-aft - it attaches to the main deck with a 1 7/8" ball and reciever trailer hitch, and the front pivot is two ball and reciever trailer hitch deals.http://Wide Deck

12-18-2002, 11:17 AM
darryl, what hp is that tractor? awesome setup. flexdeck that is an awesome setup there, is that the same tractor in both pics? if so how hard is it to remove cab etc?

Darryl G
12-18-2002, 09:55 PM
stslawncare - Thanks. It's a 4 cylinder 24 HP Yanmar, diesel of course. Smooth as silk! It's a little light on the PTO HP, only 19.5 I think. I wanted a 955 which is 30 HP, but couldn't find a good 4 WD one used.

Flex Deck - Now that'll cut some grass!

12-20-2002, 10:46 PM
Here's my TC21D with loader and bush hog. She's still a baby at just under 300 hours. Ive got a tiller, mmm and post hole digger she uses now and then.

12-20-2002, 11:01 PM
my little tractor

12-20-2002, 11:37 PM
That thing is exellent! Will you come and make my pond deeper and larger?:cool:

Darryl G
12-20-2002, 11:40 PM
Paul - If that's your little tractor, I can't wait to see your big one!:)

12-26-2002, 03:21 PM
stslawncare - It is a different 455 - It is also all wheel steer which makes for awesome trimming capabilities. The snow blower is on a front wheel steer 455 with the larger tires. - It should mow at least 8 acres per hr with not hurrying. - Thanks Brad

PS - I am at my son-in-laws in chicago - thus ensminger, not flex-deck shows.

12-28-2002, 07:32 PM
sts - different tractor - it is AWS and with the flex-deck it is an awsome trimming machine - I can mow around a pencil in continuous motion - no reorienting. - all 360 degrees

Thanks, Brad

01-01-2003, 02:45 PM
Heres my "Bota" L-4610 moving the debris after my Harley rake gets through. It only has 90 hrs thus far, it's a "newbie".

01-11-2003, 08:56 PM
I hope you guys & gals don't mind if I show a couple of my old tractors.
1964 JD 2020. Bought new. I could use a good deal on a loader for it.:D

01-11-2003, 09:03 PM
1969 JD 4000 This tractor caused the only fight I can ever remember my grandparents having at least in front of me.:eek: Granddad forgot to get the bosses approval on this one and when they delivered it grandma was:angry: Turns out to have been one of our best. Starts all winter long even when nothing else will.:)

01-11-2003, 09:15 PM
And this thing for you who don't know is a grain cleaner.
I spent the best years of my life standing in front of this----------not!!:rolleyes: We didn't have headphones back then and that thing makes so much noise you can't talk to others working around you. Boring doesn't seem like a strong enough term for The experience. Funny how I felt that way then. Now what I would give for just one day with my granddad running that thing again.:cry:
I hope to put to gather a small bird seed business with this stuff eventually. just for fun at first then who knows.:)

01-11-2003, 09:18 PM
Forgot to attach picture.:o

01-19-2003, 09:53 AM
Leadaarows, you have some super nice Dear Johns there, what I wouldn't give to have them. How many hours do the 20/20 and the 4k have on them BTW? I have never seen a grain cleaner or really heard of one and I grew up on a farm but it was probably before my time. Once again, very nice tractors.

01-20-2003, 12:13 AM
I will have to look at the hours I have no Idea. A lot probably. The 2020 has a little brother a 1020 also.I will try to get out to the barn tomorrow and take a picture of it. We use to have a Indiana Certified seed business. That cleaner has seen a lot of use and it still runs like new. I have the book that came with the cleaner some where I'll see if I can find it to see how old it is. I'M glad you enjoyed the pictures. Oh I have a 1976 4230 tractor and a 1974 3300 and 1975 4400 combines as well but we got them after my grand dad passed away so they don't mean as much to me. In fact we just purchased the 4400 last summer at a consignment sale for 1500.00. We were happy to get it for the price. works Great!
Heres a picture of a drill I have and the combines.

01-20-2003, 12:19 AM

01-20-2003, 12:29 AM
And what the heck while I'M at it the back of the 4000. I don't chop with the duels on very often :D but at harvest time I'll cheat a little. I use the 4000 with the duels to get the wagons out of the field then when a field is done I chop around it so I just leave the duels on.

01-21-2003, 07:53 PM
Here is the finished Wide Area Mower - mowed the neighbors snow and grass - Jan 19th - It is dead of winter in SE. Iowa.http://Wide Deck

lee b
01-26-2003, 08:23 PM
leadarrows, my family has been in the seed cleaning business for 17 years. I can't remember the model #, but we use a Crippen cleaner approximately 500 to 600 bushels capacity per hour. The seed business is terrible here in south Georgia, that's the reason I'm mowing grass and working at a fertilizer place. Nice tractors, I have a 2520 and a 430, just got rid of a 4620 back last spring. Don't need a big tractor since I quit row-cropping, putting everything in pasture and gonna see if I can break the cow market.

01-28-2003, 09:45 AM
Here is one of mine. :)

01-28-2003, 10:15 PM
DaddyRabbit - I haven't forgotten you its just been tooooo cold out there for me:( I haven't been out side except for work in a week. Come on summer time!!!! The 2020 has 1885 hrs. The 4000 has 2693 hrs.Thanks for the complements on the tractors. I have been using them for 39 years now. The biggest thing about them to me is the connection they still give me to my granddad.:)
lee blount The seed business is a lot different now. That cleaner in the picture dates some where close to 1946 I think at-least thats the date of the copyright on the book that came with it. I have wondered a time or two how many on this site are displaced or working farmers. Here is a picture of the instruction manuel that came with the cleaner.

02-13-2003, 04:35 PM
I know a guy who still cleans grain with a similar unit only a little bigger.

Bill Renda
03-16-2003, 05:41 PM
Hello guy's and girls. I'm new here (from plowsite) figured I would post a shot of my tractor and say hello to all. Real nice site you have. Thanks

06-02-2004, 11:59 PM
Heres my little baby. No I didn't take it to prom. But I almosted used it to move a limo that was blocking the street. I told the guy to move it for I would move it for him. He told me to go screw myself. Well he moved it, after I came back down the street with the kubota. I guess then he realized I wasn't joking. I was not going to be late for my date. No matter what the cost. Because I would never heard the end of it from her father. Like last year and I was only 5 mins late.

Sorry the picture is bad. I messed up the resizing.