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Offline dpence

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Mama's new toy....
« on: August 01, 2008, 12:19:17 AM »
Just some shots of Mama's new tractor.  Looks like we will be micro-farming in style next year. 

http://oracle.macc.edu/~dpence/pictures/Mama_Toy1.jpg

http://oracle.macc.edu/~dpence/pictures/Mahindra_Tiller.jpg

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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 12:26:08 AM »
Very nice toys to have. I have heard good things about those tractors and I see you got the loader too. You sure will find lots of things to do with it for sure and the roto tiller makes a great seed bed. Have fun and enjoy.

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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 12:40:32 AM »
We are tickled with the Mahindra, its very fuel efficient (Mitsubishi Diesel Engine) and has plenty of power.  Hopefully it will dry up enough to till up a space for some late buckwheat for our bees. 

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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 07:03:46 AM »
very nice. good luck and have fun.

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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 10:16:27 AM »
While you're waiting for things to dry up..... Can I borrow it?
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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2008, 03:01:22 PM »
now that's fun!!  just watch the tilling.  everyone i  know that has blow up their transmission has done it with the rototiller.  low gear-slow speed!  your wife will find so many things to do with that tractor, she may not have so much  use for you!   :evil:
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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2008, 03:22:27 PM »
I'm a  John Deer man myself.  But we also have a 7740 Ford and a Long.  The Long we got for almost nothing.  Replaced some o-rings and installed a BushHog Loader with a bale spear and have been moving 1500lb bales with it now for twenty years with out any problems.

My neighbor has a two year old Mahindra Hydrostatic drive.  He loves it more than his wife (well, maybe AS much as) and works it hard. 


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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2008, 05:41:25 PM »

My neighbor has a two year old Mahindra Hydrostatic drive.  He loves it more than his wife
must be the hydro.

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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2008, 06:40:11 PM »

My neighbor has a two year old Mahindra Hydrostatic drive.  He loves it more than his wife
must be the hydro.

Yeah, that must be it.  Smoooth ride!!! :)

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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008, 07:04:27 PM »
LOL...I dunno, I just wasn't too fond of a shovel and a wheel barrel.

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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2008, 07:35:39 PM »
My problem is my 1948 (best guess) Ford 8N's low gear is too fast for a tiller :(
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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2008, 08:17:42 PM »
Used to be a creeper trans you could add into the 8Ns powertrain.  Had one on the farm next to my Grandparents place. It was just the right speed, faster than a snail but slower than a racing turtle.  Was a sweet garden tractor.  You could snag a stalk of corn, stop, and back off of it before you pulled it out of the ground.

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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2008, 08:26:29 PM »
be sure you have a slip clutch between the end of the PTO and the tiller on that Mahindra.

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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2008, 10:22:34 PM »
be sure you have a slip clutch between the end of the PTO and the tiller on that Mahindra.

Got it.  Yes

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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2008, 09:32:30 PM »
good looking tractor you got there makes me wanna go trade in the Belarus only problem is it's paid for oooh well probably will be the last tractor i ever own anyways lol but i still want a new one
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Re: Mama's new toy....
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2008, 11:56:39 PM »
Paid for is the best kind of machinery...lol.  Marlena has decided to do some much needed landscaping around our place.  Could get interesting. :-D