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My Tractor Set Up

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by DeereFarmer, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    A lot of people have asked to see my tractor set up, so here it is. You need to have a quick attatch bucket. Two pins and two hydraulic lines, the bucket is off. Reverse the orfer to put on the plow, hook up the safety chain,. and you are ready to go. Takes all of 5 minutes. Not a minute mount, but I'll live for now. I have never used it, so i can;t wait for this winter.

  2. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Picture number two:

  3. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Last one. If anyone wants or needs to see anything else or has any questions, just let me know!

  4. emayer23

    emayer23 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    looks good kill two birds with one stone with the plow wnd bucket on the same tractor
  5. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    That is so sweet. I should convince my uncle who has a pretty good size tractor to throw a blade on it so we can really make some money.
  6. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    bundle up its gonna be cold on that
  7. PaleRider

    PaleRider Senior Member
    Messages: 112


    That's a nice set-up! Good luck with it.

    Palerider :gunsfiring:
  8. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Thanks everyone. It is the perfect size tractor for anything. Big enough to get real jobs done and small enough to have fun with. The blade seems small to me compared to my 7.5' as it is a 6', but what difference is 1.5' really going to do. It does get a little cold on there, but the engine keeps me pretty warm. I stacked with it all last year and didn't have a problem. I keep it inside, so I'll never have to get on it full of snow. The night before it snows I'll move it from it's shed into the heated garage to help a little.
  9. Cutter1

    Cutter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    nice set up, I have three kubota's similar to that, My newest one has a cab and heater on it. :) Thats the way to go, getting old and hate getting cold!!
  10. ALarsh

    ALarsh Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Do you have a cab for that? Looks pretty sweet except being cold.
  11. Fin

    Fin Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I have an 2005 JD3520 . I put a back blade on it and do small driveways in HOA developments. It kicks azz. I thought about a Curtis Cab and a blade like yours for it.

    I did 16 hours straight on it during a storm last winter. I can't say I was ever so cold I could'nt take it. I just made sure I purchased some good cold weather gear. Biggest complaint I had was I needed to take a whiz more often than I expected from bouncing around. Otherwise very comfortable tractor and with the Hydro very productive. People talk about the cold and I say "If we were snowmobiling nobody would complain" .

    When I priced the blade they were around $3k. Is that still the case or am I wrong. I still think about getting one.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2006
  12. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Yeah, the winter doesn't bother me. It is really not as cold as everyone says it is. Just a few sewatshirts, a hat, and a couple pairs of gloves and I can work all day and night. Bouncing around does get old after a while. I have to turn the snow yellow a lot too. As far as the price, I think $3k is right about what they are going for right now. I got mine part of the new package tractor package that included a ton of other extras. I looked for the write-up for the sale of the tractor and it is burried somewhere. I think $3000 (maybe a little lestt like $2600) installed should be able to get what you need.
  13. Fin

    Fin Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I think your 2600 is about right.

    Each machine has it's +/- but I think a lot people overlook the versatility of these compact tractors. You can put something on both ends of these machines to move snow. Blades , buckets, plows, blowers etc.

    I purchased a 2000 Dodge Dually and will be using that this winter but I intend to get the tractor on the job as well. At the least it will be loading the salter.
  14. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    for those of you looking at using farm tractors for snow removal, they are incredible machines.

    Our tractors can outpush a loader any day in speed, weight, etc...

    However, I don't reccomend mounting a blade on your loader for commercial use. It is incredible hard on all the pins and mounts on the loader.tractor.

    I reccomend a tool carrier, Horst makes one that works amazing. It is specifically made for this.

    But for residential use, loader mount works great and is simpler.
  15. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    Does that plow come complete from Curtis to hook right up or did you have to fabricate that.

    I have the same tractor and have been thinking of putting on a cab, plow, and snowblower
  16. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    The plow comes like this from the factory. All that needed to be done was to weld the hook onto the loader cross member for the safety chain.