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The new kingpin for my little operation

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by edgeair, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    Just picked up this beauty on Friday. Got her lettered up yesterday. Just need to do some restoration work on the plow edges and we should be in business.

    I've never spent this much $$$ on a piece of equipment before, and I hope it pays off the way I plan, but this was a deal too good to pass up. 270 hours on the Deere, R model, almost all the bells and whistles (just no IVT). This baby should move some snow and it roads fast between sites. The 540E PTO is nice - only turning around 1400 rpm to get 540, and the ECO Autoquad transmission throttles back in road gear - 42kph @ 1700 rpm.

    The Agrimaxx plow was used as well but I am looking forward to seeing what these wing plows can do for my operation. I am used to a 9' pusher, so this should be a treat.


  2. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 218

  3. potskie

    potskie Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 768

    Nice looking unit you got there!
    You are going to love that agrimaxx!
  4. Ccl

    Ccl Junior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 14

    Very nice tractor should serve you well
  5. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    nice looking money maker
  6. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    Thanks guys. I am looking forward to hopefully making some money with this unit. Just need to find some summer work for her now...
  7. jvm81

    jvm81 Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 381

    Curious how do you stack up snow? Or don't use and just blow out the pile?
  8. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    I don't have a lot of experience with this type of plow, but you can do anything a truck can do and better with a tractor set up. On my other tractor that has the loader/blower combo, I hardly ever stack it. Push it to the back and then blow it up into the pile. You can go higher and pack it denser while doing so.
  9. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Congrats on your new GREEN machine!
  10. icudoucme

    icudoucme Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Congratulations! That's a beautiful set up!
  11. anz27

    anz27 Member
    Messages: 44

    Nice machine!!! I would hate to be the one paying to put fuel in that magnificent piece of technology payup
  12. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    awesome setup! congrats...that thing will be fun to move snow with!
  13. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    True enough. I don't want to be the one putting fuel in any machine right now, especially with prices what they are and how much we have been running this year. Time will tell, but for a given amount of work a tractor is generally more efficient than a pickup.

    I expect to see a higher average fuel burn on this unit than my other one as it's got more hp and a dpf, but my other tractor averages just under 7L/hr (1.8 US gph) and it moves a whole lot more snow than a truck and blade in that hour. Considering I can blow out around 20 driveways in an hour if doing residentials, thats pretty economical.

    The new unit won't do many driveways, but that plow will move a pile of snow in an hour on commercial properties.

    Yes, when its empty it will cost a small fortune to fill it up...
  14. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    That's a great looking setup! That MP plow should be awesome!

    My Kubota was very good on the fuel, in fact better than a big skid steer, and it had way more horsepower than skid steers.

    When I buy another tractor, it will get a Metal Pless.

    Very true on the stacking wth the blower, it is way more dense, you can put it where ever you want, and it is just as fast. That is what blowers are MADE for.

  15. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Nice looking setup
  16. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    That thing is a beast. Always seems tractor use in a Canadian thing but still looks like it would kick some ass. Do you have summer work to do with that as well?
  17. bmxdukie

    bmxdukie Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 1

    That! Is nice! Congratulations!
  18. Snow tracker

    Snow tracker Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    One awesome looking tractor. If you need a place to store it in the off season I know just the placeThumbs Up
  19. edgeair

    edgeair Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    Had a chance to check fuel burn on it last week. 18.5 hours and total burn was 119L (6.4L/hr = 1.7 US gal/hr). I'm pleased.

    Granted, we were not working it too hard for that time, but did have quite a bit of road running and blowing back piles for a while in there.
  20. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Pretty good economy. This glut drinks 25 gal/hr with a good load. :eek: Sorry had to wh0re out JD pics ;)