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Old 07-06-2011, 12:13 PM
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I just picked up a JD650 with FEL and Hoe

I recently picked up a JD 650 with 67 Loader and 7 Hoe...it's a nice little tractor that I hope will help me expand my landscape company. Do any of you have any tips or tricks with this machine?? also, attachment wise, What should I be looking at???meaning, what works best with PTO....Thanks....I'd like to put a quick attach plate on it, but don't know if it has the balls to run any skidsteer attachments....Thanks again!!!
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:27 PM
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congrats on your new tractor, post some pics. how many hp is it?
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:34 PM
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:37 PM
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It's a baby...but an older baby...when they were made better..as said by the local john deere dealer..lol...it's a 16hp yanmar deisel...plenty of power for the time being....I can't upload a photo from my phone..at last I don't know how...
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:40 AM
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Get a thumb for the back-hoe. Great for landscape use.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:50 PM
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Congrats on your new machine! You will enjoy it I believe. Those older JD's are nothing more than Yanmars with JD green and yellow paint. They are rugged and dependable old tractors if given decent maintainence.

Here is some info on your machine that may help you or others-

http://www.tractordata.com/farm-trac...deere-650.html
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:00 PM
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Thanks guys...so far the little thing rocks...picking up some more work here and there...Light digging, etc.... I'd like to get rid of the R 1 tires though....they do some damage.....hahaha...maybe R 4's???
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:49 PM
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Unless you are going to be on fine turf more often than not, I would stick with the R 1's. They are light years ahead in traction when winter time comes, or in muddy terrain.

But, it also depends on where you will run the thing as well. What I mean is, are you going to be on construction sites or other rough places like that, that may have sharp debris? The R4's usually have more plies to safeguard against accidental punctures. I have driven the R1's on my own lawn which I am very fussy about, and on a much heavier tractor than yours (JD 4500 with loader, wheel weights, and rear blade etc) without damaging anything. You just need to be more aware of how you drive the tractor on fine turf with the R1's, and stay off really wet or soft turf with them.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:52 AM
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I'll try to help a bit with the answers.
The only PTO attachments are auger, mower, tiller. You detach the hoe to use any of them, but good idea to leave it off unless in use, and then with care because it's a small machine for having a loader and especially a hoe. There are non-PTO rear attachments like blades and gannons. I wouldn't get a quick-attach, at least not at the outset.

Get a manual for it (and a supply of filters) at a JD dealer. For instance, changing the hyd/trans fluid on a Yanmar involves a special fluid, knowing the drain ports, and finding/servicing the internal screen filter.

Take it easy; it's versatile and well made but is not an excavator. Keep it in 2WD unless there's slippage.
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