Blanching some shredded zucchini so we can make zucchini bread:
Ready for shredding
Ready for shredding
I like your little helper! I'm sure he contributed a lot to the undertaking. Even if it was just emotional support. Or judgemental looks.
Mike...I recently needed a carb for an echo hedge trimmer...it came with new lines with a filter, spark plug and a grommet for the tank...I think it was 13 dollars or so on AmazonFix Echo blower (needs fuel lines, filter and maybe a carb)
Joe...you don't have to explain to us...no one needs an excuse for seat timeI think I just found an excuse to get some seat time.
Wow, very nice work on the trailer! That sure looks like a solid axle/wheel setup!Got the new axle for my utility trailer just about buttoned up. Built a new axle and installed it last month. I got the new aluminum diamond plate fenders in last weekend and installed them today. Welded the tabs to the trailer frame and used aluminum flat bar to mount the fender itself. I have a combination Red / Amber LED lamp to add to the top of the fender. Since the wheels now stick out of the trailer the lights will help see them when towing and backing in the dark.
I replaced a small 8" wheel boat trailer axle that has been on the trailer since I built the trailer 30 years ago. This trailer has served me well for a long time.
Well, it may be a hayfield now, but it'll look nicer once you get to vacuum that up! This was step 1.@RedOctobyr Thanks for the compliments on the yard. Beauty is definitely the eye of the beholder if you like the looks of that hay field, LOL... And yes, multiple tractors helps a LOT. But, the best setup is having multiple tractors that are alike enough to use the same attachments. Someday, I hope to get there...
By any change do you have a receiver hitch on the tractor?After wrestling with my mower deck yesterday (especially trying to get it up over the lip, to roll it back into the garage from the driveway), I decided to weigh it. Stuck a scale under one side, then moved it to the other. 175 pounds. Yeah, OK, that explains why it was a bear to move around, at least! And alas, I won't be winning the World's Strongest Man competition any time soon, the deck outweighs me.
I don't intend to be taking it on/off regularly at all. But it did get me wondering if there's a better way to move it around, if needed. I could imagine something like a wooden A-frame, maybe on wheels, to position over it. I have a block and tackle rope pulley, which would easily handle lifting it, hanging from that frame. But that sounds like a lot of work, for maybe a modest benefit, on something that should be infrequent anyhow To just lift it up (like to work underneath), I could maybe use my MoJack, or suspend the block & tackle from a board across some sawhorses.
Heh, it's no loader (sadly!), but it occurs to me that I could conceivably use the bucket to lift it. Or even just half of it. I don't know what my dirt loads weighed yesterday, but I've had 200 pounds in the bucket for testing, so it can lift that much. Hmmm. Or if I moved the winch to the rear, I could maybe lift it using an extension on the sleeve hitch. It's unlikely I'd find an actual balance point, though. But still, an interesting thought, if it needed to get moved around. The goal is to make the tractor sore (but not broken!), rather than ME being sore.
I do, I have them front and rear. Though currently, neither is accessible. The front one is holding the winch tower, to operate the bucket. And the rear one is blocked because the sleeve hitch is mounted (in the manual configuration), with the 300 pound ballast box attached.By any change do you have a receiver hitch on the tractor?
I didn't see any airborne time there Jere! You got to launch those things to have some real fun!Finally back home, and found my submersible pump died late Friday evening. So, I am on a quest to pull it after 16 years of faithful service, and probably replace it. Also found my Internet/TV/Phone supplier (Comcast) had a community wide failure today. Service came back on about 9:00 this evening. And, I promised you folks some video from my day on the Idaho Dunes. This is 4 minutes of video with my GoPro mounted on the role bar, and aimed toward the cockpit. That's me driving, and learning the capabilities of the Polaris RZR 1000 - and the capabilities of the driver:
Sorry, Not sure what the restriction is about. You can still watch it by clicking the link in the black box to get it in YouTube, but I'll have to try to figure why it won't play in the MTF Screen
BTW, Anyone who is interested, put over 5000 miles on the wife's 2019 Honda Odyssey and averaged 33.4 MPG on the trip. Much of that route 80 out to Wyoming and back, but enough rough road in Teton and Yellowstone NP to smooth the MPG curve. More video to come, with the camera facing forward.