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Old 07-04-2009, 01:52 PM
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ya the hitch did worry me. I was pushing its limit of 5000# and 500# tongue weight. I do have a 10000# and 1000# tongue hitch in my toolbox but it has a 7 3/4" drop. The one on it is adjustable from like 2" to 8" or something like that
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:52 PM
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Got the plants and mulch in. I went with a pretty symmetrical design. The three bushes on top and the day lillys should disguise the ugly electrical box pretty nicely whenever they mature. Im thinking about installing lights? or a small pond in that dirt patch in front of it and lighting that? what do you think? P.S. im not finished i still need to put in edging and plant grass back.
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:31 PM
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Got the plants and mulch in. I went with a pretty symmetrical design. The three bushes on top and the day lillys should disguise the ugly electrical box pretty nicely whenever they mature. Im thinking about installing lights? or a small pond in that dirt patch in front of it and lighting that? what do you think? P.S. im not finished i still need to put in edging and plant grass back.
Could have went all out and threw in a pondless waterfall to hide that box. Little pricey though haha.
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:05 PM
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hey i have messed with a tractor nearly exactly like yours, i has a bucket and everything. Are you happy with yours i thought the one i was using was a bit underpowered and too small even as an around the house tractor. I liked it i just thought a size bigger would have been better. What are your thought and what is the HP on yours??? Thanks!
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:42 AM
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You won't get anywhere close to 20.5mpg with a 4500 buddy.

My dad has a 07/08? 5.9L 2500 with the 3500 rear and gets like 15mpg
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:47 AM
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Yeh youre not going to get 20mpg out of a 4500. expect maybe 15 tops hwy.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:50 AM
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I absolutely love the tractor. Its amazing what it will do. The only complaint is I wish the bucket was slightly larger. Whenever your moving an entire trailer load of dirt it would be nicer to be able to do it a little faster. Also waterfull woulda been cool lol maybe against the house in the corner lol. And that's what I thought too but the newer ones are actually de-tuned and have axle ratios that bring the fuel mileage up. The dodge has 14percent better mileage than ford and 23 better than gm in the class 4's. I don't know if the 3500 chassis cabs are detuned like this but I do know that the 4500 chassis cab is like this
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:54 AM
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Also I would go with the 2520 rather than 2320 like mine. It has a slightly bigger engine but the main difference is it has 2 hydro pumps. One for attachments and pto and one for the actual motion of the machine. It also has a rubberized floor board if your concerned about that lol. Its supposed to reduce vibration but the engine is mounted with rubberized mounts so there is hardly any vibration as it is.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:57 AM
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P.S. It is a 24 horse with 18 hp pto I believe. But I would say you could run 20 hp pto attachments with no problem
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:06 AM
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hey thanks for the reply, i wasn't knocking the tractor i thought it was VERY useful i thought maybe a little more weight and a larger bucket would be nice, i was hauling a load of landscape blocks and it was losing alot of traction because it was tipping forward lol, just not enought rear end weight, i also had the bucket as low as i would get it haha
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