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Re: Where's Digger

Postby bunyip » 12 Oct 2017, 21:24

No armrests or drinkholder?
Looks good, even the colour...
Mine used to look like that then I left it out in the rain one night and it shrunk.
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Re: Where's Digger

Postby Digger » 13 Oct 2017, 06:54

bunyip wrote:No armrests or drinkholder?
Looks good, even the colour...
Mine used to look like that then I left it out in the rain one night and it shrunk.



Iain I'm pretty used to "no frills" with my old Kubota so a tractor with a seat that's not falling apart and no functioning fuel gauge, will seem like luxury to me. This is a basic model as I couldn't afford the next model up. Hell, I couldn't afford this one....Grin~

Petty cash has taken a BIG hit and it's instant noodles for us for the next couple of years. Um? I did get a free Kioti ball cap for all that money~

"It shrunk"....chuckle.
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Re: Where's Digger

Postby bunyip » 13 Oct 2017, 07:02

All we got was a keyring.
Reminds me of a Phil Silvers line when drilling tunnels in the mountains around San Francisco to get rid of the smog and was looking for investors 'we get the money, you get the shaft'
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Re: Where's Digger

Postby Digger » 13 Oct 2017, 08:45

bunyip wrote:All we got was a keyring.
Reminds me of a Phil Silvers line when drilling tunnels in the mountains around San Francisco to get rid of the smog and was looking for investors 'we get the money, you get the shaft'



Grin~

However I'm not sure if I'd be seen dead in the cap??

They reversed the rear wheels and filled them with water for me yesterday, should improve the stability hopefully. The Kubota is the same as some parts here are a bit "leany".

Crikey, we are a 2 tractor family!
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Re: Where's Digger

Postby peatop » 13 Oct 2017, 16:25

Pfft an l got called a capitalist with 2 cars? Lol 2 tractors wow l used to plow paddocks with my pigs towing a plough! Couldn't afford horses
Digger you gotta ask, damn l spent $ 50 at reese asked for a baseball cap an got a beanie as well
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Re: Where's Digger

Postby Digger » 13 Oct 2017, 17:18

peatop wrote:Pfft an l got called a capitalist with 2 cars? Lol 2 tractors wow l used to plow paddocks with my pigs towing a plough! Couldn't afford horses
Digger you gotta ask, damn l spent $ 50 at reese asked for a baseball cap an got a beanie as well



I wasn't so worried about the cap to be honest, I was more angling for a beer fridge (fitted).

If I'd paid all that money for a Kioti cap I would have been bitterly disappointed...Grin~
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Re: Where's Digger

Postby Digger » 13 Oct 2017, 17:18

Well it arrived @11 am as arranged and we spent 45 minutes on a walk around and then tentative steps for me in the drivers seat!!

Pretty strange at first especially the FEL but after the bloke went I had time to drive it around and get to know the controls a bit better. (lots of them)

After lunch I set about sampling it's capabilities with a range of jobs I had queued up. Just samples mind, to see if the tractor (and I) could do them.

Firstly I pushed a heap of dead blackberry canes out...easy peasy! Then I had a block of wood ready to get pushed under a big downed tree, I wanted it pushed under to support the trunk when I cut it from the rootball. Done in one go....happy with that! Then I grabbed a chunk of wood I've already cut off but left because it was too heavy to lift. Caught in the jaws of the loader I carried it to my wood stack and dropped it on the pile and the only thing that worked hard was my foot on the accelerator.

I tried pushing smaller felled trees around and can see that is going to work to a degree, then I tried pushing ti tree out and managed to knock a lot over. Returning later with a slasher on the back, knocking them over and skittling them with the slasher seems to be the answer for the smaller bushes.

I grabbeda bucket full of gravel and took it up to the start of entrance and tried to metre the gravel going out as i backed over the water damage but mastering that skill will be beyond me on day 1, so it ended up in 2 small piles which I dragged the bucket over filling in the low spots. Dead easy and once again no shovelling or wheel barrowing were encountered during the exercise!

Later I fitted my slasher and headed for the longest grass I could find and went through it without hardly changing revs! Slashing is gonna be a breeze now with power steering, short turn radius and some serious grass cutting grunt!!

Day 1 and we have a very happy Digger on his digger~

Here it is at home looking as flash as a rat with a gold tooth!!
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Re: Where's Digger

Postby bunyip » 13 Oct 2017, 19:02

Metering is a black art, watch all the videos and yours falls out in lumps, perfectly dry sand works but any hit of dampness and it all goes to the dogs.
I do it with gravel and back drag befoe picking it up in an effort to break up the lumps.
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Re: Where's Digger

Postby Digger » 13 Oct 2017, 19:51

bunyip wrote:Metering is a black art, watch all the videos and yours falls out in lumps, perfectly dry sand works but any hit of dampness and it all goes to the dogs.
I do it with gravel and back drag befoe picking it up in an effort to break up the lumps.


It would help if you could see what the bucket is doing but its all guesswork at this stage.

Nevermind theres plenty of work to practice with.

Slashing for me over the weeked. Should have it finished by later Sunday and then next week I can get on with more interesting stuff.

Life is good and I’m a lucky Digger with a digger~
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Re: Where's Digger

Postby Digger » 14 Oct 2017, 17:25

Woo Hoo! This is fun!
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