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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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