Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-12 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
I’m sure it would. It’s nice topsoil not super compacted. Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 12, 2021, at 12:21 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote: > > Would the tractor be able to move the soil that you want to relocate if you > first chewed it up well with a roto-tiller? > > RB > > >> On

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I don't have a plasma cutter so I've used a lot of cutoff wheels. Lately I'm enamored of the Diablo brand from Home Depot. They're very thin but well reinforced so they don't break real easy and have a thin kerf so they don't waste a lot. I bought a 10 pack 2 weeks ago and I'm glad I did...

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-12 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
On 12/04/2021 9:06 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: If I ever get the loader done on my 1650 I'll give you first option to buy it. ;) This week's project is to finally finish the curl cylinder on the bucket. I've built it 3 times, the original system was too flimsy and broke in casual

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-12 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Would the tractor be able to move the soil that you want to relocate if you first chewed it up well with a roto-tiller? RB On 11/04/2021 10:24 AM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote: I’m thinking about getting this bucket loader for my John Deere X720 tractor. Any thoughts on how useful

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
l via Mercedes > Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:31 AM > To: Mercedes Discussion List > Cc: Buggered Benzmail > Subject: Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader? > > They are no good for scraping and Digging and such, at least the one on my > Kubota isn’t. Good for moving dirt around on

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-12 Thread Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
c top/tilt control for a box blade but that may not be important >> to you. >> >> -Original Message- >> From: Mercedes On Behalf Of Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes >> Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:31 AM >> To: Mercedes Discussion List >> Cc: Buggere

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-12 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
es Discussion List > Cc: Buggered Benzmail > Subject: Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader? > > They are no good for scraping and Digging and such, at least the one on my > Kubota isn’t. Good for moving dirt around once piled and loose > > --FT > Sent from iPhone > >&g

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
From their webpage: "Our loaders are material movers. They’re designed to move loose dirt, mulch, gravel, and snow. Our loaders are not designed to excavate. " On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 10:25 AM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I’m thinking about getting this

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
: Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:31 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Cc: Buggered Benzmail Subject: Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader? They are no good for scraping and Digging and such, at least the one on my Kubota isn’t. Good for moving dirt around once piled and loose --FT Sent from iPhone > On Apr

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: April 11, 2021 5:56 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: d...@penoff.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader? No tuners for JD tractors, I’m guessing, since they guard their systems like Ft. Knox. __

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2021-04-11 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Here are a couple of articles on the subject. https://foodtank.com/news/2021/01/farmers-fight-for-right-to-repair-their-own-equipment/ https://time.com/4828099/farmers-and-apple-fight-over-the-toolbox/ I'm sure as technology marches on, it will become more of an issue (eg. Tesla). Rick

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader? No tuners for JD tractors, I’m guessing, since they guard their systems like Ft. Knox. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
I looked at Kubota as well as others and did not really care for them. Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 11, 2021, at 6:11 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes > wrote: > > Beware of JD tractors. My brother blew up the engine in his mid sized > tractor by laying it on its side. Dealer could only

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
My top 3 are New Holland, Kubota and Kioti. The last because I think you get a lot more tractor for the money in the off brand. Mahindra surprises me as being, generally, the most expensive. Deere is mid pack for price which surprised me too. I really like the New Holland and we've got a good

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Beware of JD tractors. My brother blew up the engine in his mid sized tractor by laying it on its side. Dealer could only replace the engine as a unit for $10k or so. Crazy money. You can’t buy pistons, or other major engine parts. Can’t rebuild it. They have market locked up tight for

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
There are actually, I just watched Brian's Farming Videos where he tuned a great big Deere... -Curt On Sunday, April 11, 2021, 6:56:09 PM EDT, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: No tuners for JD tractors, I’m guessing, since they guard their systems like Ft. Knox. Funny John Deere

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
No tuners for JD tractors, I’m guessing, since they guard their systems like Ft. Knox. Funny John Deere story: When I was working at the JD training center in Waterloo, I asked the guy I worked with (one of their corporate training managers) what they did in countries where there were no

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Up around camp is definitely farm country but where I live not so much. OTOH there are some bigger dealerships just a little ways west of us. These size tractors aren't really farm tractors after all... I had wondered why so many of the xx30 or 30xx tractors were 29hp, that makes sense. I bet

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
Nope, it does have a DPF though. All tractors over 30 go have to have one. JD has a 3 series that they have a 28 or 29hp engine in to get under that rule so it doesn’t have a DPF and is several thousand cheaper than the 32hp. In fact it’s the exact same engine so I would imagine it’s just

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Nice. The trailer is a flatbed to pull it on?Does yours use DEF? The annoying thing about shopping for tractors is that all the ads say "Call for price" so you need to contact each brand to get a quote so you can compare them. I think I'm going to submit for bids where I ask for a price on a

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
Oh yea I also pulled up some trees and bushes around the place that were not wanted. Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:20 PM, Kaleb Striplin wrote: > > It was about $32k with tractor, loader, box blade, brush hog, and trailer on > one of those 0% deals > > Sent from my iPhone >

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
It was about $32k with tractor, loader, box blade, brush hog, and trailer on one of those 0% deals Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:13 PM, Curt Raymond wrote: > >  > How much did you pay for your Deere? I've given up my idea of buying a > construction backhoe and have returned

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
How much did you pay for your Deere? I've given up my idea of buying a construction backhoe and have returned to farm tractor. There are lots more out there and I'll probably end up buying brand new or nearly so. Thinking 35-45hp so about the same size as yours. I'll be looking for a loader

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
I just got done using my big JD 4044m to dig out the gravel that washed out of one of the driveways and fill it back in. I think my loader can pickup 2k or more lbs. I know it can lift the front or rear of any MB with ease. In fact it can pickup the back end of a suburban. Sent from my iPhone

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
A back blade would be the thing for skimming off soil, especially one with ripper teeth. An x700 is a big lawn tractor but it's still pretty small, you won't be able to move much at a time. I've got a Cub Cadet 1650 with a real front end loader that is supposed to be able to lift 200#, not a

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
My advice is to find your local equipment rental yard, and rent a decent sized tractor with a front bucket and a Gannon blade on the back. Here, a day's rent will run about $250, or, if you rent on Friday and return at 7AM Monday, they charge you for "One Day Rental" you pick up and return

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
But they will want more than one b**r. On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 1:48 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Can you go down to Home Depot and pick up a coupla trabajadores? > > --FT > > On 4/11/21 1:37 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote: > > So I guess the consensus

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
Can you go down to Home Depot and pick up a coupla trabajadores? --FT On 4/11/21 1:37 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote: So I guess the consensus is no! I guess it’ll just be me and a wheelbarrow then! I already did about a third of the soil removal and it took me a full day and my

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
So I guess the consensus is no! I guess it’ll just be me and a wheelbarrow then! I already did about a third of the soil removal and it took me a full day and my wrist is sore. Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 11, 2021, at 1:10 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes > wrote: > > Gravel and rocks

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Fly in some Okiebenz list members, give them each a shovel and a b**r, and sit back and watch it happen. On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 1:10 PM Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Gravel and rocks are really heavy... I have a Kubota BX2730 with a loader. > I think its rated

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Gravel and rocks are really heavy... I have a Kubota BX2730 with a loader. I think its rated to pick up 800lbs. Tractor is about 1400 lbs, add in the deck, loader, and a 400lbs scraper on the rear (for counter weight) and its over 2000 lbs. It can pick up a load of gravel, but you can feel its

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
They are no good for scraping and Digging and such, at least the one on my Kubota isn’t. Good for moving dirt around once piled and loose --FT Sent from iPhone > On Apr 11, 2021, at 11:25 AM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes > wrote: > > I’m thinking about getting this bucket loader for my

[MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
I’m thinking about getting this bucket loader for my John Deere X720 tractor. Any thoughts on how useful it will be? I want to use to skim off a foot or so of top soil from around my garage site and deposit to other low areas on my yard and grade. My garage still doesn’t have a driveway or