I'm still amazed at what these old machines can do. I used my '73 Ford 4000 to pull some small stumps yesterday, and I amazed myself once again. I wrapped a chain around the base of the stump and hooked the other end to a chain that was strung between the 2 sides of the loader frame just in front of the rear axle, just to make sure that physics was working on the side of safety, so all of the pulling force was pulling down on the frame in front of the rear axle. The stumps were 4 to 6 inches in diameter, and they were from some small evergreens that my mother-in-law didn't want when she bought the house next door to us this spring. We cut them off about 2 feet above ground level and they've been sitting there reminding me to pull them every time I look at that part of her yard. I finally got a couple of free hours yesterday, so I decided to go for it. Man oh man. I spent way more time getting on and off the tractor and hooking and unhooking the chains than I did actually sitting in the seat pulling the stumps. I think that the longest it took to pull any one stump was less than 10 seconds. There were 5 stumps total, and less than a single minute of total pulling time, but the entire exercise took almost 30 minutes.