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Old March 4th, 2017, 12:49 PM
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Upgraded from a Ford 1510 to a New Holland TN65s 4x4. Nice tractor! The S is for super steer. The front axel turns as well as the wheels. Can almost get 90 degrees.
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Upgraded from a Ford 1510 to a New Holland TN65s 4x4. Nice tractor! The S is for super steer. The front axel turns as well as the wheels. Can almost get 90 degrees.
Nice looking tractor looks like it would be handy for many purposes. Agh toys you can never have to many no matter what the wife says lol.
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It pulls a disk, cultivator, and disk mower in summer. Also pallet forks and grapple. It's a Tonka for big boys.
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Pretty fancy! You should put forks on the front so you don't need to lug the trailer around
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Pretty fancy! You should put forks on the front so you don't need to lug the trailer around
I have forks I think a full tank would be too heavy. The trailer is almost too light duty. I may use running gear next season if I have to collect in the woods. Hoping to collect roadside with the use of tubing though. I'm still on buckets now which just takes too much time for my lifestyle.

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Carrying a load on the front of a tractor like that puts a lot of weight on the front tires. On frozen ground it's no problem, but once the frost goes out, it's rut city.
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Carrying a load on the front of a tractor like that puts a lot of weight on the front tires. On frozen ground it's no problem, but once the frost goes out, it's rut city.
I still have ruts 10 inches deep. It's been wet and thawed most of the time. It is a lot of weight on front tires like you said.
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Carrying a load on the front of a tractor like that puts a lot of weight on the front tires. On frozen ground it's no problem, but once the frost goes out, it's rut city.
Counterbalance.

I run a JD 1023, 50 gallons on the back , 150 upfront. I pick up in yards and don't even leave a mark. My friend has a full tote up front and just runs 800 lbs on the 3pt
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How does that tractor work in the snow especially going up a hill. Do you need chains? I have a Kubota I would like to rig up similarly, but it is not great in snow on slopes. I was wondering if chains make a big difference. I use an ATV, but have to make several trips. I like the pump up system to the tote. What kind of pump do you use. I have all the pieces to do that for my ATV on the receiver hitch, except the pump and thought of using a bilge pump with an auto shutoff switch. I was wondering what brand I should buy and what the specs on the pump should be.
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How does that tractor work in the snow especially going up a hill. Do you need chains? I have a Kubota I would like to rig up similarly, but it is not great in snow on slopes. I was wondering if chains make a big difference. I use an ATV, but have to make several trips. I like the pump up system to the tote. What kind of pump do you use. I have all the pieces to do that for my ATV on the receiver hitch, except the pump and thought of using a bilge pump with an auto shutoff switch. I was wondering what brand I should buy and what the specs on the pump should be.
A lot of Kubotas came with industrial tires. My 3130 did and I cant even use it to plow the drive. If you dont have ag tires you will need chains. New Holland never seizes to amaze me. It has never let me down. Its a 61 hp tractor though and it has loaded tires.

I use 12v submersible bilge pump. I have it wired to a light switch on a stake in the bed. I turn it on when I collect turn off when Im on the tractor. My dump tank is 20 gal and it will empty that full 20 gal in about 2 min. My pump is 800 gph with 3/4 inch outlet and it will move some sap. Dont get a cheap one though. I made that mistake. It is also a critical part of my operation so I have an extra one in case the first one fails.
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