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Author Topic: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.  (Read 1771 times)

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Offline Kitzy

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Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« on: October 21, 2017, 02:58:02 PM »
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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 06:46:27 PM »
Sweet! We've got a 1963 Ford 4000 at the marina. It's got a 3 cylinder motor that has bags of torque. Oh, and we simply cannot kill it.

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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 11:08:21 PM »
It's a cool machine for sure.  I don't know much about it.  It needs a little bit of work.  Has a bad tie rod end and the front cylinder is leaking.  Otherwise it starts right up and seems to run good. 

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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 12:46:09 AM »
Had to use the work dump truck to get it home ?

What does that thing weight in at 4T ?
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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 12:58:54 AM »
That is outstanding.


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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 09:19:54 PM »
Pretty cool. you just need a set of chains and you're all set for snow removal.
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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2017, 09:43:57 PM »
Does this mean you are now going to do your own driveway now? 

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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 04:03:36 AM »
Had to use the work dump truck to get it home ?

What does that thing weight in at 4T ?
Actually the dump truck has been sitting at my house for months.  I brought a load of stone home to fix some of the driveway.  It goes back today because the boss is selling it. 

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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 04:05:44 AM »
Pretty cool. you just need a set of chains and you're all set for snow removal.
Chains came with it actually.
Does this mean you are now going to do your own driveway now?
It came with a snow plow so we will be able to plow the driveway.  We are going to get a box blade for it so we can grade/maintain the road. 

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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2017, 01:26:28 PM »
Very nice toy!

I don't know what I'd do without my little tractor now that I've had it for a few years.
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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2017, 05:42:11 PM »
Ok tractor people.  So I'm looking at box blades so we can maintain our gravel/dirt road.  Problem is, I know very little about tractors... Or box blades (aside from a YouTube video I watched.) I'm looking for a 7 footer?  Yes that's a question.  Haha.  Tractor is just over 6 feet wide.  Would something like this work and what else is needed based on what you can tell from the pictures.  http://www.agrisupply.com/7-3-point-box-scaper-heavy-duty/p/103772/?sid=asf10&eid=Easf10&utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=CSE&utm_campaign=MerchAdv&zmam=77232640&zmas=1&zmac=1&zmap=103772&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=NB_PLA_BoxBlades_GOOG&utm_term=shopping&utm_content=sgsBQ8uuX|pcrid|51392340671|pmt||pkw||pdv|m|&&gclid=Cj0KCQjwm9vPBRCQARIsABAIQYdj9NpY4X3TzGHLlt33GoejXTgG8T2fcSVkQ3e4RuZOb8Dz6Ms-R8MaAiRbEALw_wcB

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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2017, 10:00:37 AM »
Mike, I am on the fence currently about using my box blade for grading driveways. I've done my Dad's 1/4 mile long driveway using my 4x4 Tractor with 4ft Box Blade and I get stuck every time on the hill leading up to the road because no matter what we do or how much gravel we put down it's soft all the time. A Box Blade does a good job grading but it does an even better job of holding material and dragging it along which can cause you to get stuck easily if there's too much material being dragged along behind the machine causing even more work.

I would also look at these even though they are quite a bit more expensive but they don't carry the amount of material along with them like a Box Blade does.

http://www.everythingattachments.com/Land-Leveler-Land-Plane-With-Scarifier-Rippers-p/eta-land-leveler-ws-2.htm
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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2017, 10:06:20 AM »
That might be overkill.  Our road/driveway is more of a dirt road than it is stone.  But it has channels, almost like small canyons running through it from heavy rains. It's also mostly flat with the exception of our driveway portion of it. 

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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2017, 10:29:42 AM »
This is the video I watched.  Looked pretty simple.  Just skip past the part where he goes over what it is and everything since you know already.  The driveway is very similar to ours.  Except not the same stone.  And our ruts are more like probably 12-18" wide and relatively deep.  I would think dragging anything over the top of them pulling stone would do a decent job. 

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https://youtu.be/HozFLzn5UdY
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Re: Girlfriend got a new toy... A big one.
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2017, 02:03:10 PM »
As long as the material isn't well compacted you should be able to work it and make a reasonably smooth road surface. I tried to cut some pot holes out of the main aisles at work with my machine and compacted gravel just laughed off everything I threw at it. I couldn't get the rippers to bite no matter what I did and the grader we had come in worked to cut them out the surface was so hard.

Also if there isn't enough gravel left to work with no matter how well you grade the road those rut's will just come back. My only other advice is be careful how hard you push with a Box Blade in reverse because you can damage the tractor and Box Blade as they are meant to be pulled not pushed.

The Box Blade should work decent but just keep your expectations reasonable and be prepared to spend the better part of a day/weekend on the tractor grading.
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