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I have 28 acres, mostly hills and rocks. I won't be doing anything with the hills. The rocks???
Maybe gather some and fashion a wall, instead of a fence. Mainly, I need it for snow removal, driveway grading, removal of the occasional dead tree, possibly moving and towing two old tractors to or from the garage.
When the old tractors run, they served well, but briefly. One 30 hp. Hydro-Static Drive. I have read Good and Bad of both Brands. I don't know who to believe. I do believe the Quality and Truthfulness of the members here, to be more reliable. I m leaning towards the Branson, bur haven't decided yet. Currently, working on the NAA.
It has been one thing after the next, with that thing. They told me the Gen. It's been a Money Pit. John C. Dec 15, 2. Bucky44 and John C. Posey like this. Dec 15, 3. DK35vinceDec 15, Posey likes this.
Dec 15, 4. Between those 2 models the Kubota L has Kubota's reputation for reliability, parts availability, Etc. The Branson H is a bigger, heavier, higher HP, tractor with nearly double the loader lift capacity and a lot of nice standard features.
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Thank You for your reply. I like both the Kubota and the Branson, but to get a Kubota with 35 hp. The 35 hp.In order to effectively use a tractor to accomplish any farm activity or task, the tractor needs the right implement and attachment.
With this design, you can never employ both implements at the same time. Admittedly, there is a reason for this arrangement, and that reason is for counterweight or ballast. When the loader is employed, for example, the backhoe acts as a counterweight and when the backhoe is employed, the loader bucket functions as ballast or anchor.
Ballast or counterweight can provide stability to the tractor and its implement. In the same manner, the tractor gains better traction due to this added weight.
However, added weight can cause the engine to work harder and burn more fuel, and can eventually bog down when passing over soft ground. The main essence of ballast is to acquire and transfer as much engine horsepower to the ground. Without the ballast, much engine horsepower is lost employing wheel slippage, especially, when towing implements.
Lost horsepower translates to wasted fuel and greater wear on the wheels; thus, eventually adding to the cost of operation. As a general rule, the ballast is added to ensure that at least 10 percent of wheel slip is attained. New models of tractors have performance monitor that readily identifies the wheel slip. Over-ballasting, on the other hand, can lead to overstraining of the drivetrain and excessive fuel consumption. There are different types of counterweights or ballasts.
Some are subtly shaped that they are almost unrecognizable from a certain distance. The ballast or counterweight needs not to be expensive. Some ballasts are homemade like concrete blocks or cylinders. The tractor implements, for example, can certainly act as a ballast. Here are some of the popular ballast types are:. Ballast boxes are counterweights that are mainly attached to the rear of the tractor by way of a three-point hitch to balance the front loader implement.
In many cases, the ballast boxes are simple steel boxes that can hold a measured amount of weights in the form of gravel or sand. Some ballast boxes are half-filled with concrete or steel ballast, with room for additional counterweights such as concrete blocks or cylinders to obtain a more specific amount of ballast.
Other ballast boxes are made from a single reinforced concrete block with attachments for three-point hitch or 3PH. Aside from purpose-built counterweights, the homemade ballast box is becoming popular, especially, to DIYers who would instead build than buy.
Suitcase weights are compact and small counterweights that can be grouped and held by a bracket or added to an implement to obtain a desired amount of ballast. This ballast type can also be fastened to an implement attached to a tractor. Suitcase ballast is commonly found in front of tractors without the forward implement. Implements are heavy pieces of machinery that can act as a counterweight to another implement. As mentioned above, some tractor manufacturers and distributors usually hang two sets of implements to a tractor and use one implement while the other acts as ballast.
If the implementation does not have the necessary weight, suitcase ballast is added to the implement. The commonly used implements—that act as ballast that can accommodate suitcase weights—are rotary cutters, farm tillers, landplane or box blade. Ballasting the wheels provide more direct approach on placing the load to the axle. There are two methods used in wheel ballasting, namely: liquid ballast and wheel weights.
Liquid ballast is achieved by adding fluid inside the tire.Since the day tractor manufacturers moved from steel wheel traction to tire on wheel configurations, farmers have added tractor tire fluids to their equipment to add traction weight, counterbalance and to lower their center of gravity to reduce the possibility of tipping. Years of trial and error has changed the material offerings and methods, but not by much. Do you have good tires but still have a hard time gaining traction on loose or wet surfaces?
Adding downforce with tractor tire fluid can assist in gaining traction on slippery surfaces. Many people quickly find the maximum weight they can lift and for those of us who have been there, you know that unnerving feeling of your rear tires lifting off the ground, adding ballast to your rear tires, or aft of your rear axle, will help overcome this problem and make your tractor safer to operate.
If you drive in high gear along roadways at or near top speed, the already harsh ride may get worse, but at low speeds, you are not likely to see a difference in the ride of your tractor. Some common materials include water, calcium chloride, antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, beet juice and polyurethane foam. When you need a tractor with great stability and a smooth ride, trust Bobby Ford Tractor and Equipment to offer a complete line of Kubota tractors built to work with any terrain.
Contact us today for a quote on your next tractor. This is a deal breaker for a lot of people since blocks of ice make it feel like you have a flat in your tread, and when ice expands it can push the tire off the rim. Calcium chloride is usually sold in a flake form. If I was to load the tires of our John Deere, I would likely use this method. Antifreeze is easy to come by, albeit not all that cheaply.
Ethylene Glycol is toxic, so regardless of the cost savings over Propylene Glycol, I would not use it. It takes very little Ethylene Glycol to kill a dog and honestly, I love my dog too much to take that chance. On that note, Propylene Glycol will work for the application, is nontoxic and is commonly marketed as pet safe. Propylene Glycol is also used by veterinarians as a bypass sugar, administering it to ruminant animals such as cattle to perk them up.
As I said, farmers will always find a cheaper, better or stronger way of doing things, and this is a perfect example. Windshield washer fluid still only weighs 8 pounds per gallon, but hey, at least the insides of your tire and wheel will stay clean and streak free!
A fairly new product to the tractor tire fluid arena is a product sold under the name of Rim Guard. If you can afford the expense, this may be your best option by far. Foam filling your tractor tires is a viable proposal, but an expensive one with some aggravating downfalls.The RK37 Compact series tractors provide plenty of power for those big chores around the farm, larger scale landscaping applications, creating and maintaining food plots, equine management operations or easily handling large round hay bales.
Heavy for its class, this is no stripped-down economy tractor; all of the premium features are standard on all RK37 tractor models. They wear well in hard applications such as cement, feed lots and with normal road use. R-1 Farm tires are made to withstand heavy loads, resist damage, wear well in normal use, minimize soil compaction, and provide traction on and off the road for your varied needs around the farm. An R1 tire is used primarily for general dry land farming or where soil conditions are average to ideal.
An R1 tire offers the most aggressive traction of these 3 designations. Agricultural Tires: Pros- Stay unstuck, better traction in varying field conditions, helps maximize efficiency in field operations, best tire available in the snow.
Cons- aggressive tread is not good for lawns, tread wears out quickly on hard surfaces cement, pavement. An R3 tire is used primarily for golf course and mowing applications to minimize turf damage. An R3 tire tread is less aggressive than an R1 or R4 tire, and the tread depth is approximately half as deep as an R1 tire. R3 tire is for farming sandy or volcanic ash soils and where you want to minimize soil disturbance.
Turf Tires: Pro- Will not hurt your grass or create ruts in your yard. Cons- Not good for much else unless it is a perfectly dry day. An R4 tire is best in light industrial or highway department work applications. These tires offer excellent traction on harder surfaces such as construction lots and are less aggressive on turf than an R1 tire.
An R4 tire is more aggressive than an R3 tire, however, it is less aggressive than an R1 tire. An R4 tread depth is about 70 percent as deep as an R1 tire. Industrial Tires: Pros- middle of the road tire between turf and ag. Offers enough traction for off-road conditions.
Cons- Simply is not an ag-tire. Simply is not a turf tire. In an ideal world, you would own one dedicated machine for manicured ground with turf tires, and one dedicated machine for ag-applications equipped with ag-tires. Barring the ability to do the aforementioned, industrial tread tires are a good option.
RK37 Series Models:. Easy to access service points help make routine maintenance a breeze Hydrostatic power steering and easy-to-use operator controls Full range of performance-matched attachments and implements, including quick-attach, skid steer compatible frontend-loaders and the most powerful backhoes in its class Available with R1 Ag, R3 Turf and R4 Industrial tires Industry-leading 8-year powertrain warranty Available BH7.
Optional 7. R3 Tire An R3 tire is used primarily for golf course and mowing applications to minimize turf damage. R4 Tire An R4 tire is best in light industrial or highway department work applications.Skip to main content Tractor Weights. In Stock. I'm not sure what one could say about it. Not a bad price, been on there all season, bought 6 of them to put on my Cub cadet and I have worked that thing like a free Mule all summer and those darn weights are still hanging right where I put them, Honestly I'm not surprised.
On the upside they don't rust for the most part. But they are not very good at telling me when to plant, or what depth to set my plow. Add to cart. Easy to install. Can carry 3 weights total. Only 2 left in stock - order soon.
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I have GGGarden tractor. Only 5 left in stock - order soon. This weight is easy to mount and adds a good deal of weight to the rear of the tractor. My yard has a very steep hill in my front yard and after adding this weight I am able to cut most of the hill with the tractor instead of cleats and direct drive push mower. Very good product!! Weight - Suitcase John Deere. Its a tractor weight, it looks like the John Deere suitcase weight, does what it is suppose to do, weigh down the tractor, cheaper than John Deere, works just has good.
Currently unavailable. I like the versatility of the door in being able to remove the ballast.
It needs to be cleaned up with a grinder before it is painted. See All Buying Options. Fit perfect on my lb Bossler Jr. Perfect fit. I used this as a tach on a john deere gator, it comes with a battery pre-installed.
Works great for moving trailers and the weights work as ballast for front end loader. I now own a couple of tractors. My first tractor I bought a pair of 20" super lug tires. I have had nothing but amazing performance from them since the day I got them. So, I decided to replace those old turf savers on my other tractor with a pair of these again. These are very similar to those AG tires found on farm tractors. They have a deep tread in them that allow them to grip the ground.
It literally bites into mud, water, soft sand, or even wet grass on a hill, and will plow you right through it with ease. I have been very impressed by these. Usually these tires are very expensive too, I was able to get them off Amazon for an affordable price.
And if that aint good enough for you, I elected for the super saver ground shipping option and I received my tires I just received it from the trucking co. It weighs about lbs.Every RK Tractor features 4WD and comes fully-loaded; there are no options to buy, because just about everything comes standard. We even include Rim Guard liquid tire ballast in the rear tires of every 37, 55 and 74HP tractor sold with a loader. And since we buy directly from the tractor manufacturer, we pass on substantial savings to our customers.
The combination of a better tractor offered at a lower price presents tremendous value. We recognize that tractor owners expect and deserve great repair and maintenance services. That's why every Rural King store that offers RK Tractors has a full shop staffed by our factory trained technicians. Common maintenance items such as fluids and filters and many replacements parts are stocked at our stores. All other spare parts are maintained at our distribution centers and can quickly be where they are needed.
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