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som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
Do skid steers run on mud and bale plastic better than vintage tractors?
liked the idea of a skid steer, but, apparently they get a lot of abuse, and need very regular replacing, whether true, or not, that's what they told me, when l enquired, and seeing some over the pond, on dairy units, they do look a bit 'heavily' worked, but they look great to drive.
@Jdunn55 your tractor might be worth more than you think. Fuel blockages like that a pia, got done here, with a milking glove, in the end, having removed most of glove, got peed off with it keep stopping, we had to remove fuel tank, and wash the thing out, surprising what crap came out, but sorted the job out, and they save breaking down, until the worst possible time, for you.
 
liked the idea of a skid steer, but, apparently they get a lot of abuse, and need very regular replacing, whether true, or not, that's what they told me, when l enquired, and seeing some over the pond, on dairy units, they do look a bit 'heavily' worked, but they look great to drive.
@Jdunn55 your tractor might be worth more than you think. Fuel blockages like that a pia, got done here, with a milking glove, in the end, having removed most of glove, got peed off with it keep stopping, we had to remove fuel tank, and wash the thing out, surprising what crap came out, but sorted the job out, and they save breaking down, until the worst possible time, for you.
Ours has been with us 5 years and was pre loved before it arrived. Great bit of kit and built ready to take abuse
 

Jdunn55

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I used to have a iH 454 on the yard on the straw chopper and occasionally on the scraper,is there a worse tractor for awful forward/reverse gear ratios?
I dunno the 0.2hp that comes with my handscraper isn't yhe best for gear ratios, it also let's out an awful noise that sounds a lot like "f**king piece of sh!t" everytime it gets stuck on a bit of concrete or the handle nearly snaps
 

Ducati899

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Location
north dorset
Ours has been with us 5 years and was pre loved before it arrived. Great bit of kit and built ready to take abuse

I’ve learnt all sorts of tricks with mine,used to love the jcb dancing diggers as a kid 🙄
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Dead Rabbits

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Location
'Merica
Ours has been with us 5 years and was pre loved before it arrived. Great bit of kit and built ready to take abuse
I’ve yet to see a piece of equipment that can take the amount of neglect and abuse a skid steer can. Worked at a place that had a JD that had been rolled 8 times ( that were admitted to) and had 15000 hours on it. I would not be surprised if it’s still out there working. countless examples like that.
 
Let’s all appreciate the fact that even the bottom of the skid steer is clean
That skid steer hasn't seem the abuse most have
Do skid steers eat tyres and drink lots of diesel?
Not much fuel. Tyres yes. Just bought a set of narrow ones like the above as we've wide tyres on which seem pointless.
It's like an extension to your arm, not sure we could be without one now
 

vantage

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Location
Pembs
I’ve yet to see a piece of equipment that can take the amount of neglect and abuse a skid steer can. Worked at a place that had a JD that had been rolled 8 times ( that were admitted to) and had 15000 hours on it. I would not be surprised if it’s still out there working. countless examples like that.
My milker has a skiddy, not that old, all lights smashed out and linkages all round looser than a tart’s drawers! I think they do need a bit of care and grease occasionally!
 

Fendt820

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I’ve yet to see a piece of equipment that can take the amount of neglect and abuse a skid steer can. Worked at a place that had a JD that had been rolled 8 times ( that were admitted to) and had 15000 hours on it. I would not be surprised if it’s still out there working. countless examples like that.
Take some rolling mind
 

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