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Stump surprise

Discussion in 'Tractors & Farming' started by btfarm, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. btfarm

    btfarm 330,000 Worth and counting Staff Member Moderator

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    Doing som pasture mowing a few days ago in some tall grasses when I found one of those recent stumps the hard way... Drove right up on it and mashed the pan. Got pretty noisy right away and I shut it down after hearing the reciprocating assembly complaining about the sudden lack of clearance. Son and I got it dragged off with the Duramax and towed up behind the barn. I ordered a new pan right away and went to change it today. Found another issue... Knocked the oil pump off it's mounting flange. I got lucky though, no other damage except where a counterweight was hitting the pump but no sign of rod or bolt damage.

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  2. WarWagon

    WarWagon Well it hits on 7 of 8...

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    Time to fab up a skid plate for the oil pan.
     
  3. btfarm

    btfarm 330,000 Worth and counting Staff Member Moderator

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    There actually is a skid plate in front of it and the loader frame. They were perfect height to skid right up on the stump. Been mowing that woods for 32 years. Just cut that particular tree down a couple months ago...
     
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  4. BIGR

    BIGR Lucky To Be Here

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    It can happen very fast. My Brother In Law comes cruising up my drive way up on my ridge today, he had the bush hog on his 4 wheel drive Kubota Tractor. He said before I take this bush hog off you have anything you want me to bush hog. Heck I was kind of hesitant at first, he turned that tractor over last year on our farm and this ground up here will kill you in a hurry, its so steep. There are just two places that I dare to go up and down on my ATV, the rest is off limits, sorry I guess I am a whoosh or just cautious.

    I told him to just make two passes up the ridge to the top of the property line and that would be all. I also told him about a locust stump that I knew about. He went up the ridge It sounded like he was tearing the place apart, hitting old dead limbs and some rocks. He made about 5 passes on the ridge before it started getting real steep, he said he had not built back up his nerves since the roll over last year. Its so hard to see stumps and obstacles right now he had a great idea of waiting till fall to do more bush hogging on it, when the weeds die down some. Hit a big rock on the hillside and its another roll over for sure.
     
  5. schiker

    schiker Well-Known Member

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    Ouch! at least it didn't cause any more damage.
     
  6. Twisted Steel Performance

    Twisted Steel Performance Formerly: sctrailrider Vendor

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    Me thinks ya won't "run" up on that one again LOL....

    Maybe cut the next tree closer to the ground, a saw chain might be cheaper to fix...
     
  7. btfarm

    btfarm 330,000 Worth and counting Staff Member Moderator

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    Correct on both accounts...
     
  8. Will L.

    Will L. Well-Known Member

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    Ok, if a skid plate can’t withstand the weight of the rig, and cover the oil pan, it’s in need of beefing up!

    Mighty shiny repair so far!
     
  9. RI Chevy Silveradoman

    RI Chevy Silveradoman At your service Staff Member Moderator

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    I always cut my stumps as low as I can.
    Gotta be careful out there.
    Hopefully you make out OK Mike.
     
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  10. btfarm

    btfarm 330,000 Worth and counting Staff Member Moderator

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    I cut em higher so I can see them in time to not tear up the 3 point mower. That worked fine until I forgot about the NEW one...
     
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  11. RI Chevy Silveradoman

    RI Chevy Silveradoman At your service Staff Member Moderator

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  12. 3500GMC

    3500GMC What T F, over

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    Nice save Mike. She will ride again.
     
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