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post #16 of 24 Old 03-22-2018, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Re: GC1700 series questions

Thanks for all this info, my questions have been answered.

I've decided to look for a used 'true 4x4' tractor with at least a 25HP diesel engine and FEL (looking at a couple of older Kubotas). That would give me enough power to run a Wallenstein 4" 3-point chipper and be able to access our woodland for wildfire prevention cleanup. At a later date, I can add a Wallenstein GE 605 (or larger) backhoe. That's the plan, subject to change every day.
Any obvious pitfalls?

Thanks again.

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post #17 of 24 Old 03-22-2018, 11:45 AM
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The 1705 and 1715 does not have the hydraulics for backhoe and there is a little note in owners manual if you add a 3 point back hoe to the 1705 or 1715 it voids the warranty...

The extra 2.5 horse power was important to me because I hate under powered rigs.... Mine is made by Iseki in INDONESIA, so Iseki is like all other manufacturing world over in finding cheapest labor/manufacturing...
The 1705/1715 were not intended to have backhoes, the 1710/1720 were the 'hoe machines. Basically the same with all the needed accessories for the 'hoe's.

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The 1705/1715 were not intended to have backhoes, the 1710/1720 were the 'hoe machines. Basically the same with all the needed accessories for the 'hoe's.
The 1705/1715 are acceptable to have a factory hoe, and it won't void the warranty. It is just cost prohibitive since the whole back side of the tractor has to be disassembled and rebuilt with the TLB parts.
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The 1705/1715 are acceptable to have a factory hoe, and it won't void the warranty. It is just cost prohibitive since the whole back side of the tractor has to be disassembled and rebuilt with the TLB parts.
Easier to get 1710 or 1720 if you need backhoe... Trying to add a 3PH backhoe to a 1705 or 1715 volds warranty according to owners manual

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Thanks for all this info, my questions have been answered.

I've decided to look for a used 'true 4x4' tractor with at least a 25HP diesel engine and FEL (looking at a couple of older Kubotas). That would give me enough power to run a Wallenstein 4" 3-point chipper and be able to access our woodland for wildfire prevention cleanup. At a later date, I can add a Wallenstein GE 605 (or larger) backhoe. That's the plan, subject to change every day.
Any obvious pitfalls?

Thanks again.

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I run a Wallenstein BXM-32. I had it with my GC2400 and still use it with my GC1720. I don't really notice any difference in performance between the machines. If you are careful about what and how you feed it, any of the GC1700 units could run a chipper one size up from what I have.

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2015 Massey Ferguson GC1720 with 2360 front snowblower and 60" drive over MMM.
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I run a Wallenstein BXM-32. I had it with my GC2400 and still use it with my GC1720. I don't really notice any difference in performance between the machines. If you are careful about what and how you feed it, any of the GC1700 units could run a chipper one size up from what I have.
Thanks for that info, very useful. I hadn't considered a chipper/shredder, but now that I think about it, there is a lot that could be just shredded.
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Hello, Any photos of it mounted ?

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Here is from the original thread when I bought it.

Location=Oxford, CT

Equipment:
2010 Stihl BR600 backpack blower
2012 Husqvarna 562XP with 20" and 28" bars
2013 Protero PTO-PV18 collection system.
2014 Wallenstein BXM32
2015 Stihl KM130 with line trimmer and hedge trimmer.
2015 Massey Ferguson GC1720 with 2360 front snowblower and 60" drive over MMM.
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Here is from the original thread when I bought it.
Thanks for that. I missed those first time around.
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