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    Did someone say brush hogging :).
    Just did some at the neighbors and then pressure washed everything, put the skidding winch back on for the weekend, now I need to put the hog back on again :confused:, at least I have it though :b1:.
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    I feel your pain when it comes to swapping implements. Even with two tractors I usually make at least one change a day this time of year. Swapped the tiller for my SSQA/3 point forks today and moved some racks of slabwood I cut up.
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    Those forks and the tillers are pretty easy for me, the skidding winch and the brush hog are a bit more work :confused:.
    Guess what I did today, yep I put the brushhog back on and got it all dirty, at least I got paid to do it :b1:. It will be fun tomorrow getting the wire that's caught up in it off, hope it's not between the blade and the stump jumper.
     
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    Adding a hydraulic top link and side link has been the greatest help when it comes to hooking implements up. As long as I'm kinda straight-on and can reach the upper bracket with my top link I can then pull the tractor or the implement by reaching up and pulling the lever for the top link. I also use the side link adjustment. Hard to describe exactly when it comes into play, but having levers that I can reach from the back of the tractor makes it a lot easier. Plus, then once it's hooked up, I can make those implements do whatever I want from the comfort of my seat. :)
     
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    Ideally you leave some long pieces to extend the bottom of the bucket and stuff the sides well supported to get near vertical sides and maximum load, if all you have is a bucket and no fork lift. Small pieces vertical to extend the back of the bucket higher would be ideal too if it works. I haven't tried yet. I think I've done better using bigger chunks, but still a good load. Maybe keeping some planks along to build extensions would be ideal too, but then that might also take up too much space that could be firewood. It's a fun puzzle.
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    Top and tilt are awsome, especially when I'm using the scrape blade. Cleaning ditches and crowning a road is tough without the hydro side link.
     
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    That would be nice.
    Glad it went well last night, I was able to change them out in about 20min, would have been about half that if my son was there to help, having a hydrostatic tractor makes it easier to since I can bump the controls without getting on the machine, but controls out back would be sweet. I'll be swapping them again today again most likely, I need to do some work with the loader at a neighbors then I may drop a couple trees next door later this week that I'll use the winch on.
     
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    Finally got a saw holder for my tractor. I’ve been looking, searching, contemplating making one for years. I’m tired of having a saw at my feet or riding in the bucket.
    I settled on a Kolpin, while not perfect it definitely helps. 18A680F3-D344-438B-A38C-4BA7A1C97A14.jpeg 5EA13AFB-2D89-4A4D-BD37-F4A132544A37.jpeg
     
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    That’s a decent unit. I bought a Kolpin for my ATV and it does the trick. Never thought of it for the tractor. Great idea. As you said, it is a pain in the butt to have it at your feet or bumping around in the bucket, even with a scabbard on the bar. Thanks for sharing.





     
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    Personaly I don't like it and would be modifing it. the saw sticks up above the ROPS and my luck a nice tree limb would grab it.

    My home made one ROPS mounted sticks out behind and is sort of protected by the box blade. Do admit I wish it was inside the ROPS for added protection.

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    the Narrow bar on the Echo fits in the loader bracket.

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    I'm going to fab a saw holder that attaches to the FEL upright. One saw on each side...or at least that's my plan.

    Reality is I'll probably just throw them in the bucket.
     
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    I'd like one too, just haven't done it yet, maybe I can put that project back on the list since I got a new drill/impact set.
    For now since I'm not normally going far with it this will work.
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    Problem with useing the bucket for a carry all is you have to unload every thing if you want to use the bucket.

    Seems I am always wanting to use the bucket to turn a log to cut the bottom side, to big to lift or roll on my own hook.

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    That is a problem, but a first world problem, I can handle removing my saws and the gas/oil cans, not a big deal if I'm gonna be cutting there anyway. But it would be nice to not have to.
    I don't fid myself having a hard time rolling logs because I will find a high spot on the log and bore thru just below the top and cut thru the bottom then cut the top, if I do this every couple cuts I can roll eve a pretty large log, but the reality is I'm not usually cutting anything over 24 so it's not a big deal.
    I did have one that would have been nice to have the bucket for a couple weeks ago, it was a 28" or so cut with a 24" bar on a black locust. Wouldn't have been a problem but it was still attached at the rootball and was blocking a drive and it had indented itself into the ground. Unfortunately I didn't even have the tractor on site, needless to say I just went for it, that chain was cutting nice again after 20 strokes a tooth :confused:.
    Are you getting anything done in these cooler temps.
    I cleaned up the cookie cutting area and my splitting area today, I've got enough cookies for the shoulder season, and I shouldn't have a problem filling the bin before then :).
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    Thought about just making a storage box that utilized the 3 point hitch. That way you have the bucket or forks available at all times. Plus, I hate having my saws, tools, gas and oil lying around at the site I’m working at. Always fear that I would accidentally run something over or drop a tree/limb or something else on them. Granted, I’m not that careless, but I am human and make mistakes. What would be better than having the tools you need attached to the piece of equipment you are using? Just a thought. Pretty sure it’s been done many times over and I will not be applying for a patent.



     
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    My post above was ment for XP for life who has thiought about useing the 3 point.


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