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Paul Uhland

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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2019, 11:06:30 PM »
Sloped mowing...have to be careful. Good to see WW&F has machinery now to handle it as well as flatwork.
My Troy-Bilt 30-inch riding mower manual warns not to tip 12 degrees or more from vertical, sideways.
It only weighs 500 lbs. No argument, although I have been on a short slope next to my sidewalk occasionally, leaning like crazy the other way! Cuts down on string trimming, right?  ;)
Mowing my ~1/2 acre of lawn, mesa flowers, weeds and sandy wild grass takes a relaxed hour and a half,  is actually fun.  :D

 
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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2019, 02:01:24 PM »
Finished up the rotary cutter on the Mitsubishi yesterday, setting it per the manufacturer's instructions. Derived a suitable initial PTO setting from a similar tractor's manual. Brendon was game enough to take it out on an initial extreme test out behind the station and east of the main cutting the 5+ foot rather wet grass, brush and weeds. The thing performed flawlessly, effortlessly going right through the stuff. Both tractor and deck are well suited for each other. A great find by Mike.

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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2019, 02:21:07 PM »
That's great news. A suitable alternative to string/blade trimming has been a long time coming.

The only news that would be better is if flanging were to resume on #10's backhead.  ;)
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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2019, 04:04:35 PM »
Jason and Randy flanged all day yesterday

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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2019, 08:30:16 PM »
Glad to hear about the very capable mower and continuing work on #10. Thank you!

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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2019, 05:23:10 PM »
I've put four hard hours on the tractor mowing and everything is working good.

The mower and tractor.





Most of the area behind the station mowed. The grass against the track embankment needs to be cut with a string trimmer. There's also an area behind the freight shed that needs to be cleaned up before the tractor can mow there.





I also mowed the field at the corner of Cross Rd and 218 for work weekend parking. This field hasn't been mowed this year and most of the grass was four feet high.



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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2019, 06:00:44 PM »
Very nice, Brendan!  Thank you!

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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2019, 07:09:13 PM »
Brilliant!  Thanks for the the mowing and photos, Brendan.  Particularly of the corner lot.
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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2019, 07:23:38 PM »
Very glad we are finally using that "little blue tractor". Now to get the sickle bar on the Kubota and we could mow a lot by machine..
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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2019, 07:36:45 PM »
Looks like we need to find a hay rake and baler too.  Hay is fetching good prices these days.
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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2019, 08:14:30 PM »
SeaLyon Farm in Alna (and a partner with WWF in Pumpkin Trains) is also in the hay business. If the WWF weeds hay is suitable for baling and sale, perhaps SeaLyon  could be enticed to handle the mowing and baling without additional WWF investment  in haying equipment.
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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2019, 11:25:11 PM »
Anybody know whether the folks who bring the horses to Victorian Christmas do their own haying? Perhaps they might be an alternate if the SeaLyon (sp?) folks aren't interested.

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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2019, 06:59:03 AM »
You don't bale just anything. The stuff that has been mowed is junk. Not good for feed. Would only be good for mulch. To bale it, a different mower would have to be used, then condition it with a tedder, then get it into a row with a rake, then bale it with a baler.. A lot more equipment..
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Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2019, 06:46:38 PM »
Glad youz guyz now have a variety of machinery, particularly to do the drudge work.
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