Eliot Mason wrote:
Will you need a simple flap on the top of the exhaust to keep water out when its not operating? Water in the "U" is probably not enough back pressure to keep it from starting but standing water in the exhaust system seems bad.
Now ... why doesn't my vertical stack have one? Hmmm... I may have a task to complete....
Jack Edmondson wrote:Congrats on the new tractor.
Is the Gravely for sale? Asking for a friend.
Eric Hanson wrote:Frank,
Congrats on the new tractor!
Regarding the exhaust, I know that some tractors have kits that allow for the vertical exhaust. But if there is no kit, then a vertical exhaust will have to be fitted either alongside the hood of the tractor or hood will have to be cut to allow the exhaust through.
The exhaust pipe and muffler should be fairly easy to find. My thought is to try to find a way to pipe the exhaust to the side so as to not interfere with the hood opening.
Eric Hanson wrote:Brian makes a totally fair point about Yanmar Diesel engines. A refurbished or used Yanmar tractor has real potential to be a very useful tractor and potentially can save you a bundle.
It is easier to go and buy a new model from a dealer lot, but if you keep your eyes open and look around, then you might well be able to find a great deal.
And just for reference sake, I am using JD specs simply because that is what I know. Kubota has many fans as do New Holland, Bobcats and an increasingly large number of manufacturers.
Choose as you see is best and good luck!
D Nikolls wrote:
A fullsize loader/backhoe would do a *much* better job than my tractor at moving spoil by the bucket, and it would be practical to go use the backhoe for smaller jobs where driving the excavator is too slow, expensive, and risky(vandalism if left out there, breakdowns far from shop..) to be practical.
If you don't need largeish 3pt implements, a walk-behind and loader/backhoe combo sounds quite capable!
It could also be a medium term tool; maybe in a few years you are done most of the backhoe stuff and switch to a tractor...?
John Weiland wrote:I posted this backhoe link on another thread, but just in case others don't know about the all-in-one, ball-hitch towed small backhoes.