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Signed up, got the PM from Ken, so here's my introduction.

I just moved to a 2 acre semi wooded lot in northern Alabama. Got a Craftsman YT 4500 (26 HP Kohler, 54" deck) to handle the grass. Might regret it next spring when time comes to cut a garden.... we shall see.

First tractor experience was when I was a young lad of 3 on a full sized John Deere model L. Good old Joe let me sit on his lap and "steer" it, and I guess it made an impression 'cause the next Christmas all I wanted was a tractor.

The urge laid dormant for many years till we bought a house and some land, but well here I am. I'm already figuring out ways to stiffen up my Craftsman's frame and get some ballast on the rear wheels. It'll be easy down here in Alabama though.... I grew up in the north where tractors worked all winter too blowing and plowing snow.

Well, I'm glad to have found this forum. I'll help out where I can. And if anybody knows of some cheaper alternatives to Craftsman wheelweights ($65 per WHEEL, WTF?) I am all ears!

- Ted
 

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Best of luck with your new home, property, and Craftsman. :MTF_wel2: We are glad to have you. There are many friendly and knowledgeable folks here at MTF, so enjoy all the different forums. Click on ”Active Topics” near the top left of the page for all the latest activity. You can also register with other members from your state by clicking here:
 

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Signed up, got the PM from Ken, so here's my introduction.

I just moved to a 2 acre semi wooded lot in northern Alabama. Got a Craftsman YT 4500 (26 HP Kohler, 54" deck) to handle the grass. Might regret it next spring when time comes to cut a garden.... we shall see.

First tractor experience was when I was a young lad of 3 on a full sized John Deere model L. Good old Joe let me sit on his lap and "steer" it, and I guess it made an impression 'cause the next Christmas all I wanted was a tractor.

The urge laid dormant for many years till we bought a house and some land, but well here I am. I'm already figuring out ways to stiffen up my Craftsman's frame and get some ballast on the rear wheels. It'll be easy down here in Alabama though.... I grew up in the north where tractors worked all winter too blowing and plowing snow.

Well, I'm glad to have found this forum. I'll help out where I can. And if anybody knows of some cheaper alternatives to Craftsman wheelweights ($65 per WHEEL, WTF?) I am all ears!

- Ted

Good work Ted! Maybe see you some time. I am in Huntsville most days when not in the air traveling and around NE Cullman Co. 9 mi SW of Arab otherwise, we have about 70ac. here added some here and there over the years. In a few years we will be working down to 2-5 ac closer to Arab.
I do have a Mint JD2210 with 62" and FEL and folding Rops & canopy with 120 hours I don't need right now you will want to trade up to at some point! ;+}
 
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