New tractor

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by paulrandal, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. paulrandal

    paulrandal LawnSite Member
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    It's the 2500HD LT - now the kids are a little bigger I wish I'd bought the crew cab instead of the extended cab but that would make it even harder to park.

    Had some fun last night pulling out stumps from 4-inch alders with the back-hoe - it seems effortless. I'm sure the 12-inch ones will require more work.

    I'll take it easy for the first 50 hours as you all suggest. I'm going to have the dealer do the 50-hr service - they drain all fluids apparently. I've already worked out that I want front bucket hooks and a claw for grabbing branches and stumps with the back-hoe - will get them at the same time.

    Had some friends over last night who have a bunch of Cat-I implements (except a post-hole digger which gives me an excuse!) and I'm going to go halves on a Rankin 6" chipper in the spring.

    Endless possibilities :)
     
  2. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
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    im jealous.... congrats...
     
  3. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Very nice unit. Wish I had it..lol I guess I am stuck with my old Ford for now.. congrats.
     
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    dang john your killin me. hopefully someday ill have all that stuff you have.
     
  5. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Metro I though you had a really old kubota? Anyways your tractor's age matches the truck. LOL
     
  6. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    lol I knew that was coming... I have the Kubota too. Hey, We have some trucks without wooden wheels..lol 95,96,05
     
  7. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    forgot the pic
     
  8. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    finally break down and buy a new truck for yourself to drive around to do estimates in. Its all about that profesional image when making the sale.
     
  9. lamarbur

    lamarbur LawnSite Member
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    I also have a L48. Have the mechanical quick attach hoe buckets with 12 and 24" buckets. I use the 12" almost exclusively for removing stumps. Now and then, a trench for underground electric... I hog mow our fields 7 times a year with a tornado 72" deck, have a 72" york rake and a 7 1/2 ft power angle Diamond snow plow. Last winter I had a local guy build me half cab pieces, with glass, and fill in the rear and door openings with a canvas button in, and clear plastic glass for the door panels.. Have near 300 hours and machine runs flawless... Would get another in a heart beat if I had to..
     
  10. billp603

    billp603 LawnSite Member
    from NH
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