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 01-15-2004, 11:49 Post: 74060
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 Storing implements

I'm a novice tractor owner (haven't even taken delivery yet) and have a couple of pretty basic questions. I'm taking delivery of my new L3830 w/FEL in a couple of weeks, along with a front blade, rear blade, box blade, liftable harrow and rock rake. I don't (yet) have a barn or other covered storage and there's snow on the ground.

1. What would you recommend I do to prepare an area for the implements to insure I can attach/detach them given their weight and size?

2. How do you get liquid into the rear tires (for ballast)? Do you leave it in permanently?

3. Does the fiberglass canopy work with the foldable ROPS?

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 01-15-2004, 11:57 Post: 74062
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Just to set them on a 2x4 so they don't also freeze into the ground is good. The filled tires normally are left that way all the time. That is a plus of cast weights as they can be removed. The canopy will work on the foldable rops.






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 01-15-2004, 13:05 Post: 74070
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You need special equipment to get your tires loaded. Ask your dealer if they do it or ask them who does it in your area.

Leave your car or truck outside and park the tractor in your garage if at all possible. Usually you will need to fold the ROPS to get it inside unless you have a tall door. Most of the tops are attached to the ROPS. Am assuming it is somewhat heavy. I hate canopies. If it is a full cab it is ok. I always feel cold because you are in the shade. Was always taught, if it is raining out it is time to quite for the day (you don't cut wet grass or move wet dirt & a little snow won't hurt).

Blocking up the implements like Art said is good. I also cover them with a tarp leaving some space for air to circulate. That keeps rain and snow off but can allow condensation to dry off with changes in humidity.

If you can't keep the tractor inside, cover it with a tarp also. Particularly the ball-valve of your loader controls. It is more susceptible to moisture than any other component of the tractor. If you have any implements with cylinder rods extended, spray them with a rust inhibitor. Although cylinder rods are generally chrome plated, they will eventually pit and screw-up the rod seals.






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 01-15-2004, 13:44 Post: 74075
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You don't need special equipment. I know you need a pump to fill the tires. But when i took the tires to a shop they just broke the upper bead. Poured in the water and anitfreeze, filled it with air and charged me $75. I could have done that for $20 my ----ing self. So take the tire off the tractor, lay it on its side. Bleed off the air, break the bead with a sledge hammer. Pour a 4 to 1 mix of water to antifreeze(don't fill the tire over 75% with the mix), refill the tire with air.






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 01-15-2004, 15:28 Post: 74086
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That is another way of doing it that I had not thought of. I've used the other stuff (Cloride) and they pump it in through the valve stem. The tire guy comes to the farm and pumps it in or out. My stem rusted out on one of my MF135 wheels after about 25 years.






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 01-16-2004, 05:28 Post: 74122
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Green's way sounds like it would work and seems a pretty good idea particularly for people with strong backs. If the tire is fair sized, remounting a loaded one that's laying on the ground may more than some owners want to tackle.

I think there are inexpensive valve stem adapters that can be used with hand-drill motor pumps to load tires while they're on the tractor. I can't say how well this gadgetry works since I don't use loaded tires.






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 01-16-2004, 06:46 Post: 74127
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My old man had a Massey Ferguson TO20 and we had to replace the wheel where the calcium chloride ate through it. We drained the tire our selves and re-filled it our selves. It took quite a while but it was possible. We just used a tube and put it inside the valve stem. I wouldn't reccomend it because of the time but it can be done.






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