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Old 09-23-2020, 01:34 PM
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I’m sure u right about that. Actually never used anything on a tractor bigger that like 6”. I have a 18” or so we use on our skid steer. That will dig a hole right now and pretty much don’t matter how hard the ground is!! Bad mofo fosho!
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Did Tireless ever get unstuck?

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Old 09-23-2020, 03:04 PM
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Did Tireless ever get unstuck?

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I was unstuck 5 minutes after I took the pic. Neighbor brought a backhoe to the rescue. He picked up my front end I lifted the rear end using the 3pt hitch.
Old 09-23-2020, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
I was unstuck 5 minutes after I took the pic. Neighbor brought a backhoe to the rescue. He picked up my front end I lifted the rear end using the 3pt hitch.
omg that too funny right there!!
Old 09-23-2020, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
I was unstuck 5 minutes after I took the pic. Neighbor brought a backhoe to the rescue. He picked up my front end I lifted the rear end using the 3pt hitch.

Bah your not stuck till ya need a track hoe to get you unstuck
Old 09-23-2020, 04:36 PM
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Problem was he had two flats on the rear. WTF he was TIRELESS now that’s funny right there
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Agree. I personally dislike the trend for everything going light and hydrostat. Give me a nice heavy clutch tractor any day of the week. May not make the same cycle times as a hydrostat can, but there is a reason tractors like the one tprice just picked up are plentiful and still run good even though they are old. All that said...I do like HP. Damn emissions trying their best to screw that up.

I agree, I drove a few with hydrostatic transmission but just did not like them . Just did not feel like a “real tractor” but I can see with a front end loader where they would be a very useful
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” but I can see with a front end loader where they would be a very useful
Very useful. The hydro is also very helpful when doing grading with a box blade and the loader. Instant back and forth.
Old 09-24-2020, 12:33 AM
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I was unstuck 5 minutes after I took the pic. Neighbor brought a backhoe to the rescue. He picked up my front end I lifted the rear end using the 3pt hitch.


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Originally Posted by 1blueheron View Post
my 2 cents. When it comes to tractors, weight is almost if not more critical than HP for pulling. You can always drop gears for more power but if you have no traction, your just going to spin. HP has gotten way over rated in recent years with smaller and lighter engines being able to produce a lot more HP. When looking at a tractor, buy heavy. Then load the tires. You may still need traction weights.

I have a 1974 Kubota L185 diesel. Its only 18HP and 2wd but it has considerable weight and I have loaded tires. It is surprising what it can do. I run a bush hog, push snow with a blade, pull a single bottom plow or boxblade, run a finish mower, load logs with a boom lift, etc. I wouldn't try to run a chipper or a baler and my bush hog is small but it gets the job done. An 18hp compact tractor today even with 4wd would never do what this one does simply because of the weight and form factor.
YEP, 1964 Ford industral 445. 8600 pounds. Now don't forget the other part. they install a huge bucket on those things to get them unstuck. LOL
Sluch box, automatic, I'll work a stick tractor to death. Took down 64 trees in my yard, me and several Girl friends. ( they don't last long when you suprise them with a date rake and O by the way would you help me clean up this weekend. LOL






Worked for money one time with that tractor. Guys tractor was tore up he ask me to come level his field. About 12 acres took me a day but was fun. He supplied the diesel.
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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
I agree, I drove a few with hydrostatic transmission but just did not like them . Just did not feel like a “real tractor” but I can see with a front end loader where they would be a very useful
Funny. I sold a hydro New Holland and bought a hydraulic shuttle Kioti. Just recently sold the Kioti and bought another hydro New Holland. I really like the hydro for loader, box blade, etc. work. As long as the hydro also has a cruise feature, it works the same for mowing as the hydraulic shuttle or straight gear tractors. Neither is better. Pure preference.
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It’s all about preferences. I have a shuttle shift Kubota and love it. I had a hydrostatic new holland and didn’t like it. I actually bought it just for resale though. Funny story about it I fixed the cruise control on it. It wasn’t working. I told the previous owner whom I knew, that I had repaired it and he said he didn’t even know it had it lol! Hydrostatic does rob power the net hp is lower. Shuttle shift is just as easy for reversing as the hydro imho. A straight standard shift is a pia if you have to revers a lot. I have one of them to and I’ll mow a mile out of my way to not have to back up lol!

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