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John Deere Tractor, Gehl Skid loader and a few other pieces of our equipment.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by dodge2500, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. dodge2500

    dodge2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

  2. dodge2500

    dodge2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Just a few pieces of our fleet hard at work!
     
  3. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Awesome looking fleet.
     
  4. dodge2500

    dodge2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Thanks we are pretty proud of it!
     
  5. 3ipka

    3ipka Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    Nice equipment..... Just curious why your running such a wide setup on the rear wheels of the JD, im guessing for some sort of summer application you use it for?
     
  6. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    That tractor looks pretty funny plowing with the row crop tires. Awesome equipment though.
     
  7. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    I love that fleet. very good looking equipment.
     
  8. dodge2500

    dodge2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    The tractor is set up on 60 inch centers with the duals set at 120 inch centers. We use it for row crops as well as in our processing tomato operation.
     
  9. dodge2500

    dodge2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Thanks! The tires are actually 14.9 wide because we use it for tomato spraying and we need narrow tires to damage less tomatoes. It works great for plowing though even with the narrow row crop tires!
     
  10. dodge2500

    dodge2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Thanks for the compliments! We actually have another JD tractor we use and 5 other trucks with Blizzards or Wideouts.
     
  11. Dlongerman

    Dlongerman Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 299

    that Gehl "T bar" control? if so I love them they are so easy to use!
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Narrow tires work better for plowing. A few of our Deere's have 14.9/46's and they work great. How big is the pusher on the Deere?
     
  13. dodge2500

    dodge2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    The pusher is a 14' scoop dogg backhoe model. The tractor seems to do great with that size. It is an IVT so it makes plowing with it a breeze.
     
  14. dodge2500

    dodge2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    The Gehl is foot controlled. I didn't like the foot controls at first but have caught on.
     
  15. jvm81

    jvm81 Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 381

    Not burst the buddle here but row crop tractor - ok - then I think a landscaper/construction/mowing crew - then I see you use it in your crop production which must you or dad or father-in-law own land - then I see tomato production. I am not sure the size of farm operation but isn't there any snow contractors that need this work vs the crop farmer/tomato farmer?
     
  16. Greeneverywhere

    Greeneverywhere Member
    Messages: 33

    It looks like he IS a snow contractor. What does it matter what he does while it's not snowing? I know plenty of farmers who plow in the winter.
     
  17. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    That makes no sense. If you had that much equipment sitting around all winter wouldn't you wanna take advantage of the money you could make plowing. I don't know about you but i'm in business to make money and don't feel like giving money up because some other contractor needs it too.
     
  18. dodge2500

    dodge2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    We are a large farm and do have a lot of equipment. The farm also has to support my family, my brothers family, and my father is still involved too. We also have 3 full-time employees and about 10 seasonal and part-time employees. We got into plowing to keep all our guys busy in the winter months as we don't have enough grain to haul and or shop work to do to keep them all busy. The snow plowing also helps us justify having a loader on a few of our tractors and we also wouldn't have a skid loader if it wasn't used for snow. Also, it helps us keep our fleet of trucks more current. Farming is like many other careers in that it is busy in certain months and not so busy in others. I really appreciate the positive comments about our equipment and the reason we are in the business. We are out there doing it for the same reason everyone else is...TO MAKE MONEY and provide for our families in the best way we can.
     
  19. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    Dodge2500, which have you had better luck with the Wideout or the Blizzards? Whats the reason for running them both? Looks like a very nice operation.
     
  20. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    nice looking gear :)