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Extra Help with the Tractor

April 20th, 2007

I have been getting a lot of work done lately… thanks to the weather cooperating and a helping hand with the tractor.  That machine is helping so much that I’m starting to understand what an even bigger one might accomplish!  But I’d be hesitant to run anything around our slopes that was much bigger.  I’ve been filling the loader bucket multiple times to remove the logs and debris… it’s amazing.  It seems like the more I get done, the more I see that I need to do…

I cut this tree down last fall, it was a mostly dead Oak tree.  I used the chainsaw to cut 16 inch lengths, but didn’t cut all the way through until I could roll it over.  Finally with the new tractor and loader, I flipped it right over.  Probably weighs more than 2000 pounds, but using the loader on the lighter end worked fine.  Now back to the chainsaw again!

Oak log rolled over with tractor

The tractor’s loader is terrific for filling up with logs and carrying to the wood pile.  Still have to put them in there, but it’s nice to have the help to manuever around.  Some of the wood is older and rotted- and I dump that far in the woods.  Driving around the slopes can be tricky- this tractor is about the right size for getting around.  The wheels are filled with fluid and weighted on the rims for extra stability.

The loader bucket filled with wood

The loader is rated at over 1100 pounds lifting capacity.  This log is probably 200-300 pounds… Finally able to move it somewhere else!

Heavy log in the loader bucket

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