Skip to main content

View Diary: Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog (97 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  my very first 3 point hitch (6+ / 0-)

    Ferguson's gift to the world. still getting used to it. Only works with the clutch out, makes it challenging to use the scraper while driving. I coast down the hills in neutral when I'm dragging the blade so I can control the blade.

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 10:09:57 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  Yeah - the newer tractors (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      exlrrp, CJB, Unknown Quantity

      (like mine) have a toggle to lock both brake pedals together, and a toggle and ratchet to hold the brake on. I also have a 2-stage clutch - all the way out and the engine drives the wheels and PTO/hitch, halfway in just the PTO/hitch are powered.

      That's definitely great for snowblowing when you run into a drift or heavy snow. You can clear the blower while the tractor is stopped just by depressing the clutch halfway.

      I finish-graded my house, did my driveway, and pull logs out of slash piles with my 8N and it was a great little tractor, but it had carburetor adjustment problems and would stall on me sometimes. Also, someone didn't put the E-ring back that held the fan in place and it ended up in the radiator, but replacing the radiator was easy and not too expensive.

      No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

      by badger on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 02:25:32 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site