tip: when i clean my radiators i use a special type of cleaner that is solid in Air Conditioner shops to clean the radiators, it makes cleaning the radiator so much easier, you just rains it and it will take the dirt , grease , oil and fall with the foam.
Also try to use Vacuums cleaner with light brushes on the radiators as opposite to high pressure water, which pushes the dirt deeper in the radiator foils, and then use the pressure washer in the opposite direction of the fan.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
The fmc sidewinder tire drive was one of the best bushhogs made . The tire absorbed most of the vibrations from hitting rocks and stumps and i never saw a problem with the drive systems . Im not sure they even build them any more . If you can find one You cant go wrong .
EXCELLENT VIDEO, Andrew! I thoroughly enjoyed the mixture of content. VERY WELL DONE!
The repairs you did on the tractor were also well done. I was really glad you also did some body work and added some fresh paint. Good, simple, rugged design on the front brush guard too.
Loved the dog and the aerial footage by drone cam.
Keep up the good work! :-)
I swear, "wiff Italian accent". No, i'm not Italian, and no, Not a hater. I am watching myself 35-40 years ago. Kid, your "doership" astounds me. i didn't think you existed anymore in the States. My clients were Italian's. my friends of the day were of your heritage. Doers. Nutin couldnth be done. We did. Case Closed. Your pop should be proud.
Good job Andrew..jack of all trades.and master of all you can get another 20 years out of that old Ford dont make them like that anymore...good to see you let the old man have some fun too lol...good videos....
AS TO SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT- you really only need one tractor, which you have plus three attachments. 1) a sickle mowing machine which are great if your land is rolling at all. Butt simple machine and a ton cheaper than your friends' outfit. Get the two row setup. 2) a rake, usually has 4-5 rake "wheels" that spin as you drag it and it rakes your hay into rows and 3) a bailer of your choosing. I've ran this system- sharpened the sickle blades (a quick jig of your design). The knives are cheap and the riveters will last your lifetime. I've ran the the rakes, of which I've seen hundreds but never one that wasn't operational... which brings up the bailer which I would gather info and get what is reliable and available locally. You could source a square bailer cream pie fairly cheaply I bet. I've been away from it for 20 years but you can cut a ton of hay in a day with a double row sickle setup or even with a single. All of the items I've mentioned here require grease or oiling and are fully serviceable... A smaller standby tractor could easily finish the job if needed. Be cool, freeze'
you know all you had to do was leave the air hoses are hydraulic hoses hooked up and made it unbolted that bowl and and shove the front end up from the things or from the front loader and that thing automatically comes loose when you do that cuz it relieves the pressure and you just back the tractor out from up under it
This Ford has been your Swiss Army Knife Compared to all your other machines. I sold Ford Tractors for 10 years. Right up to the time your model was made. Watching your videos proves that a good utility tractor is well worth the money. If your Ford Dump truck has a Ford Diesel - it was designed for the Ford TW Series tractors and later used in Ford medium duty trucks.
Couldn’t you have loosened that bolt behind the latch thing on the tractor? It looks like it would have not needed to be pried. Idk, js. Great job and vids as always. Really informative channel, I’m a big fan!
Jesus dude! Use a seal driver!!!! And I’d replace the radiator/ oil cooler while I had it all apart. Having to revisit repairs irritates me. And that much pressure from the washer could easily damage the radiator fins. Overall- nice work. Nice old tractor
58:00 "Tore this thing (Brush Hog) up pretty bad". Yes, sure he did, mowing over fairly sizeable branches. Absolutely no good for his blades, and the detritus will be what tore his shields to pieces. You do NOT chop branches with what was designed for cutting grass. He will wreck in fairly short time any equipment he uses. He is a "butcher".
At 23:00 cleaning the battery terminals and connectors: how about using some "petroleum jelly" or similar battery terminal connector jelly? This would assist make a good, water-tight connection with nil-resistance to the current.
Before you disconnect the hydraulic lines, remove the two bolts on the back 'wing' keepers (by your feet, the ones you banged on with the maul).
Use the hydraulics to raise the bucket, the rear section of the loader lifts from the rear pins (the bucket stays in the ground). Keep down pressure on the hydraulic valve until the "front bumper" part of the loader touches the ground ( back up a little at a time to allow the loader frame to slide along the front pins as the loader frame approaches the ground) once clear, remove the hydraulic lines...the loader will sit in ready position to drive out from under it, and the tractor can be driven out from under the loader. SUPER easy. No other equipment necessary. Reverse the procedure to mount the loader.
It's slick (as designed), and takes about 5 minutes total
WOW..A 25 YR OLD, WORN OUT POS FORD TRACTOR? YOUR KIDDING ME RIGHT?
Bilding my Business Came first and every dime went back into upgraing my equiptment that I coukld spare, after paying my presonal bills and Living with in my Means.. For I new, every Hour My Equiptment Broke down? I wood LOOSE over $165 hr! Taking a cokuple of business courses at my local college extension really helped me alot..
I should spend more time using my personal Experience & Skills ( working) then Repairing Old Equiptment) It did its job and now I had to invest into Newer and less Prone to breakdown, equiptment, and Setting Goals, like I want no older then 5 yr old Equiptment after 10 yrs in business.. and not have to do all that very Physical and Demanding Repair work anymore..Andy.. This from a now Retired at age 55 in 2005 Senior.. That Now Teaches new Self Employed People, Like you at that same Extensions Collage, others can get similar classes thru their Jr. Colleges..
Dude, I don’t know how you have the patience to keep setting up the camera all the time when you’re changing the oil or mixing paint or wrestling to access a bolt! And how do you keep oil/water/dirt from spraying back into the camera?
Thank you, Andrew for such an informative video. You have inspired me to do more work on my tractor! I really appreciate all the time these videos must take you to make. Super impressed with your ingenuity and perseverance!! Thank you again.
Diesel Mechanic here, preventive maintenance goes a long way, depending on the amount of hours you're putting on your equipment you should have a routine maintenance check list in your head of what needs to be done, the over heating situation could have been avoided if you clean and grease your tractor after heavily using it or at least weekly, takes a few moments to lift the skirt and take a peek under it, just my 2 cents, great videos by the way just found you and I'll be subbing.
plant that field in Hay! OR alfalfa wind mill and 5 head of cattle. round rake and bailer should work from the attachments organic steers fence biggest problem wind mill will water and looks like you got a good clean watershed so drilling a shallow well pretty easy nestled in a valley so 50Feet should be deep enough run through a charcoal filter you can make your own char from wood from jobs...you can do it in a cob oven the shed easy for 5 head 1st year make hay and trade half away for next year...cattle need water year around and so the first year do hay and build second year buy calves you'll have hay and fresh grazing second year ...cattle take 1 year so last few months close the corral and pen em up tight . feed em up last few months good corn and sugar mix not much movement so they'll soften up and fatten up flavor in the fat then sell 4 butcher one . If they are high quality restaurant meat then should sell for 5 dollars per pound. Dairy farmers known to keep males or steers in barn banding type castration when still calves and feed em up all year long penned up tight so all they can do is eat and mill around feed spoils every 3 days so they mix it up twice a week. cattle that run and graze a bit healthier and no antibiotics in feed so organic but the size and marbling of the meat not as profound as a steak from upper crust place ..but should be a nice addition for the winter income. then take a year off make hay and following year start all over...Grain only at the last when you are nearing market time and cattle require more water n winter to keep warm...oats to will help make extra body heat ...at last no open field just corral and cattle shed ...
I'm hooked on this kid I've never seen anybody it work so hard he's so young he tries and he does a lot of things that most kids his age can't even dream of doing. Of course he's wasting his life there at the farm instead of going out making a career for himself these things are done at the end of your life when you retire hey kid wana trade? I got one tractor so far I'm 55 1 year away from retirement. I am amazed you do everything by the seat of your pants and you get it done! Thumbs up subscription and ringing the little bell. Keep the videos coming I'm loving it.
Hi Andrew your videos are awesome! I wonder why you always use a ratchet to loosen and tighten bolts. After breaking too many of them, I now use an 18 inch breaker bar to loosen bolts ( sometimes with a 3 foot pipe on the end:) and a large torque wrench to tighten them.
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I think you have a severe issue with just ripping shit apart and breaking things with out due diligence... or just don’t know about not cranking bolts. Torque wrenches out the window with you. Girl bolts? Grindr then off. Damn that was cringe watching this. No wonder why a lot of your stuff breaks down so many times during jobs. Almost every single job there’s an issue.
I have the same problem. Cannot get anyone to cut my hay fields. Chenango co has to much hay. I bought a sickle bar and a hay rake and an old square baler. Sold the rake and baler. To much trouble. Kept the sickle bar just to take the hay down and maintain the fields.
I have nearly the identical tractor (1994 1620 HST) - how well do you like the rear turf tires and R4 front tires? I have the R1 Ag tires front and rear but considered getting a set of rear turf tires. I have a set of wheel weights that I am planning to add - have you considered this?
Did you find an instructional video on mounting/unmounting the loader yet? There has to be an easier way that doesn't involve the mini-ex.
Oh and by the way, Bush Hog makes different grades of mowers. The Squealer is a rotary mower for grass and light brush <1". If you want something that's a little more robust look at the BH20 series which is rated for 3" stuff.
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