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Introducing Landprides new snow pushbox for medium and light duty tractors. Giving you a full product description, walk-around and demo.
This is the loader that's used on the B50 series tractors including the B2650/3350 and 3350SU. Both are open station and cab variants. We're going to do a quick walk around here on this loader to show you some features and how it's removed from the tractor.
This is Kubota's purpose-built backhoe for the BX series tractors. We're going to do a quick walk-around here, show you the functions of this backhoe, exactly how it works. We'll dig in the dirt out here a little bit, and you can check and see whether this is something that is right for you. One thing that you'll notice is a little bit different on this backhoe, compared to the lot of the other ones that we put on tractors, is that there is no separate seat for the backhoe. On most tractors, where hoes are added on after the fact, a second seat is put behind the backhoe. When you want to operate it, you get off the tractor and get back onto a second seat.
One of the best features that we have on these loaders when you lift them up and down is the ability to go and keep the bucket level as the loader goes up and down. You'll notice that a lot of lesser tractors and lesser loaders, it's very difficult to do this function smoothly and you'll see something like this when the loader goes up and then the bucket moves, and then the loader goes up and then the bucket moves. Kubota does a really good job in the way they plumb these valves and making stroking multiple functions really easy in simple operation and that's just not the case even in a lot of other leading tractors out there.
We're out today with the Kubota BX2816 50 inch front snowblower for the BX80 series tractors. This is a unique piece that we have out here today typically we get a little frustrated when our vendors don't give us a whole lot of good information about front attachments and those kinds of things. We're going to spend some time on this one and hopefully be able to give you a little bit of information it might be hard to come by when flipping through a piece of literature.
We're going to to go through the process today of putting the Front Quick Hitch system onto the BX Series tractor. This hitch is used for the front snowblower and front blade systems. It has a couple of different parts and moving pieces here. We're going to show you exactly how the setup of this system works to switch from, say, a loader configuration to a snowblower.
We've got out today a cab one of Kubota BX-series tractor. This is Kubota 's new factory cab offering for this machine. One of the things we always find frustrating about a lot of our tractor manufacturers is that they never do a very good job of giving us a lot of information about the accessories for these machines. While we're out here today we've got one of these in a lot, we're going to take an opportunity to walk around here show you the way that this thing fits onto the machine and show you some of its features and benefits.
We're out today to show you around our dealership a little bit and show you how equipment arrives here from different manufacturers and some of the work that we do in order to get the machine prepped and ready to send out to you.
I'm excited to introduce to you the new Woods 15 foot Batwing BW 15.50. This project started over two years ago when Woods started interviewing hundreds of customers across the United States, what they would want if they had got to redesign a new Batwing mower.
I'm here today do a quick explanation for you today of the top five implements that are typically sold with the compact tractor. Tractors themselves are after all tool carriers and most or every tractor is sold with at least two or more implements. We're going to show you some of the most common ones that are typically sold with new machines.
I’m going to take a quick trip through the process here of taking the backhoe off of the new BX23s tractor loader backhoe. This backhoe was fairly similar to tractors that they’ve had in years gone past but there’s one significant difference in the way that the backhoe releases from the tractor here that we want to detail. You come right over here with me and look down here underneath the fender. Most backhoe is usually pin onto the back of the tractor and in the case of this machine. This is a little bit different.
A lot of the apeel of equipment is not necessarily just the loader and mower task that we so often talk about. 90% of the machines that we sell wiill go out with loaders and mowers to do those repetitive chores that people have but the real appeal of small tractors like this is in the huge variety of them it's that you can put behind these machines. As you own and operate a tractor like this, there are very few implements that we can fit up to a small tractor.
The variety of applications that we get into with equipment, it seems almost unending sometimes. We do a lot of talking here on our channels about compact tractors, and utility tractors, and farm tractors and that kind of stuff but we also sell equipment into municipal applications as well. One of the most common applications that we see is highway mowing, where guys run in off-wheels and that kind of stuff to cut along road banks.
We're out today to have a short conversation about sizing implements to your tractor with skid loader couplers becoming very common on front loaders and category one three-point hitches on even the smallest of tractors.
We're out today with a really unique piece that came through our a lot that we thought we'd show you today. It's an Alamo Falcon 15 Flex Wing Mower. The really unique piece about this is that it's not driven with traditional PTO Drivelines and instead is completely hydraulically operated
We had a unique situation here come up with one of our vendors. Blount International, who's the parent company of both Woods and SpeeCo has run into a situation where they have a bit of an overstock on log splitters, and so they've given us an opportunity here in order to be able to sell these things to you at some really aggressive prices delivered to your home. Spend some time here with me. We'll walk around and look at some of the features on these splitters and show you some of the ways that they go above and beyond a lot of the economy log splitters that you might find from some other box stores.
Every once in a while around here we see a new attachment or implement come through, and think to ourselves,"Why didn't I think of that?" This is definitely one those things for me, we've had push boxes come through here for years for larger equipment, but if you go through and look at what's used to clear the parking lots of malls and big commercial properties, airports they don't use plows, they typically use push boxes. The way a push box works is it's going to collect the material, and the snow inside the box area allowing you to sweep it off to the side, and get it out of the way.
This is a new loader here that's on the new model BX23s that has a really cool system for removing it where you can actually stay on the seat of the tractor the entire time. This is the first tractor that I've ever seen that has the ability to do this. They're really unique and very slick feature. As we step through this, I should tell you, this is the second time that I have done this myself.
Neil from Messick's here, out today with the Land Pride S 820 post auger to go on the front of some compact tractors, or machines are going to have a little less hydraulic flow. This is a unique piece that we've had a lot of interest in here lately, coming from guys that are a little disappointed in the performance of three-point hitch post augers. Remember, about a year ago or so ago I did what was one of our most popular videos of the five worst attachments for a compact tractor. One of those was a three-point hitch post auger. This is the much better alternative. We'll take a walk around here and show you exactly how this fits up to the tractor.
You can look around down here and it feels like, my goodness, you can buy a bucket in every shape and size with a surprising amount of features anymore actually. We're going to walk through the buckets down here and reference this guide from Virnig. This is the ultimate guide to skid steer buckets. We'll put a link to it here down below if you want to check it out yourself.
Mower deck that's out of level can cause a whole host of cutting problems and performance issues. Generally, when a mower deck is out of level, you'll generally see that your one side of your cut is just a little bit higher than what the other side would be, leaving that step at the end of your deck. If you go through a couple steps here with me today we can eliminate that problem, make sure your tractors performing as well as possible.
There's a surprising amount of options out there in the market for the simple task of spreading things around on the ground, whether it's salt, sand, seed, whatever it is that you have to broadcast, there's a number of different implements out there in order to get that done. I've got a handful of selections for drop spreaders to go in the back of a tractor but today we're going to talk about these two different types of broadcast spreaders.
Neil from Messick's here, out to talk to you today about rototillers and everything you probably ever wanted to know, and then some. We're going to talk through four different things here with you today. We're going to talk through the features of a rototiller if you happen to be shopping for one. The operation of one, if you're actually outputting it into the dirt. The process that you need to go through in order to attach it onto your tractor, and some maintenance tips if you own one today.
Today, I'm going to show you how to get your tractor unstuck from the mud using your load or there's a little technique that you can do to help get that tractor out on your own, without needing another machine in order to tow you out
We're going to walk around this attachment here to show you some of its features, maybe you're going to find that this is a way that you can really improve your fall leaf collection chores. The TerraKing TKV is actually made locally to us here, right down here in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Neil from Messick's here today, with a Kubota BX tractor, loaded to the hilt, with all the attachments and accessories that you would need for snow removal. We spent a lot of time talking about application on our channel, and the different attachments and accessories that you can get for your machine, and the different ways that you might use them.
Neil from Messick's here. Today, to talk to you a little bit about a three-point quick hitch for the back of your tractor. Nearly 500 videos on YouTube now, believe it or not, and in several of them, I've actually bad mouth these things a little bit. The dealership side, they cause us a little bit of frustration sometimes because industry standards between these quick hitches and your implements are not strictly defined. There's a lot of implements these quick hitches don't work well with. That gives us sometimes a little bit of a bad taste for them.
This is one of my favorite attachments in order to sell to new tractor buyers. It's one of those pieces that you very easily can drop right on the ground and go to work and get really good results from. Come along with me here today. I'm going to show you around this project that I'm working on. Maybe on of these things is right for you.
Neil from Messick's here today with a little bit of a fun tractor video. I post a question on some Facebook groups about a month ago for guys to vote on what their worst most frustrating to use tractor attachment was. I'm going to run you through some of those here today. The number five most frustrating implement to use is a three-point hitch snowblower.
Neil from Messick's here to talk through with you on the top five tractor accessories. Tractors are both tools and toys for a lot of us, and there's nothing more fun than accessorizing your toys. The stock lighting packages on most tractors are usually pretty inadequate, and you're going to find that if you have a loader on your machine, the headlights don't help that at all because when you bring your loader up, the loader is going to cover the headlights. Some kind of work light is a good idea on a lot of tractors.
Neil from Messicks here today to have a quick conversation with you about hay bales, and specifically the weights of bales and the efficient ways in order to handle them. Can really have this conversation with two different groups of people, both the producers of hay bales and the consumers of them. This video is really going to be geared towards the consumer of the bale itself, so I'm going to walk through here with you a little bit and tell you how to handle these things around your farm.
Neil from Messick's here with today's Three Minute Thursday. Today I'm going to take a couple of minutes to show you how to put a three-point hitch kit onto the back of your BX tractor.
Neil from Messick's here today, out to run through eight different mistakes that I see guys make when operating a front loader. The very first of our front loader mistakes is the way that we approach a pile of dirt. When you have your front loader bucket on from the tractor seat, it's often fairly challenging to be able to look down and know the exact orientation of that bucket and whether the floor of it, the bottom of the bucket, is level as you're approaching your pile.
Neil from Messick's here, outside with a snow blower, a plow, and a push box. We're going to have a short conversation today about different snow weapons and what might be the best implement for your snow removal chores. No one implement is always the best for every conceivable condition or application that you might have, and that's very, very obvious with snow attachments. Not any one of these is always the perfect piece. They each have their own pros and cons.
Neil from Messick's here, out today with the Kubota LA 434 front-loader. Today we're going to do a little bit of load cell testing down in our test pit. I've got here buried about 10 feet underground a tire with a chain attached to it and a loader cell between my loader and that chain going down underground. I'm going to go through and do a couple of demonstrations here for you today showing how lift, height, and the positioning on your loader bucket impacts your lift capacity.
Neil from Messick's here with Blake from Loftness and a forestry mulcher. Blake's going to walk us around this equipment and help me and you guys understand what makes a good mulcher.
Today, we're out with the Kubota B-series tractor. I wanted to go through and show you some of the differences between using a mid-mount finish mower and a rear 3-point mounted finish mower and show you some of the differences in these mowers between their different construction and different applications for the varying mowing chores that you may have.
Today, we're out in the parking lot with a Kubota BX series tractor. We're going to go through the steps of taking the mower deck on and off the machine and show you how to install and remove the non-drive over version of the Kubota BX deck. This process is relatively the same on all BX series tractors, whether you're looking at the new 80 series or one of the prior models that have been built over the last 15 years or so.
Today's short conversation is going to be about the process that it takes to take an older tractor that has a pin on bucket on the loader and install a skid steer quick coupler
Neil from Messick's here with today's Three-Minute Thursday. Today's short conversation is going to be about your tractor's hydraulic system and the way that it builds pressure.
Neil from Messicks here today. We're outside with the Kubota BX Series tractor, the load cell hooked to the bottom of it down here. We're going to go through and give you a couple of examples today of why it's important to properly size the duty of your implements to your tractor's loader. The setup that we have out here today is a tire that I've buried about six or eight feet down there underground attached a chain to it and then put this 3,000-pound load cell here in the middle. This is then chained up around our loader.
We have a pretty good toolbox of implements to help with the task of mowing off the side of something, right? Some offset mower, be it a three-point flail or a boom mower or a sickle bar, or a trailblazer type loader Mount mower. An offset-type mower to reach over a pond bank or into tree lines. A really common application for a lot of people. It's a really common point of maintenance. While we've had a pretty long list of things that we can fit up to tractors, the list of things that you could put on a skid steer if that's the piece of equipment that you happen to have, are pretty limited, right? There's not a whole lot of way is to really get that offset reach. Baumlight here has a really unique piece that we have sold here locally.
One of the more frustrating things of using a backhoe is repositioning your tractor as you move along your trench. I would spend probably 25% of my time on this implement, getting on and off this machine in order to roll my tractor along as I'm digging. However, there's a more advanced technique that you can use that allows you to move the tractor with the backhoe.
The Harley rake is the implement that we're going to look at and it's the one that we're going to use in order to take some of the bumps and stuff out of the lawn here so that I can mow across it smoothly. There is a huge variety of soil prep tools out in the industry. We mainly deal in two of them, the FFC preparator and the Harley rake. These are not competitors with one another. They're actually both owned by the same parent company called Paladin.
Yes, I love snow. I love snow. I have been wanting to make this video for literally weeks now, and we've got about three inches and I can get out and finally do it. A couple things about the snow. This inverted snowblower is awesome. I got this beautiful rooster tail of snow out here behind me. With this light snow, I can almost run in high range. It clears snow as fast as what I can drive it. Yeah, this is high. I'm showing more snow. I want you to go on this path. The setup is nice. I really like the adjustment, being able to change the direction using my third function rocker, except for one thing. The spout turns over 180 degrees, so I've covered myself with snow here once or twice by over-rotating it.
Consider this three-point hitches 301 or something like that. If you're new to attaching implements on the back of your tractor, we'll throw a link to another video down here that goes through the basics of how to get your implement on the back of the machine. But if you've already mastered that task or you've got some really odd-sized three-point hitch implements, we're going to take a little bit of time here and talk about the extra holes that you might find on the linkage here on the back of your tractor and some of the times that you might want to consider using them.
This is a different kind of snowblower than most. There's a lot of people who aren't big fans of 3-point mounted snowblowers, because as you're operating your tractor, you're having to drive backwards in order to drive that snowblower into the pile, and you're looking over your shoulder the entire time while you're doing it. It's not the most comfortable implement to run. This is called an inverted snowblower, or reverse snowblower, whatever you want to call it, where rather than the opening on the snowblower being towards the back of the machine, this one opens towards the front. As you're driving your tractor along, you're very simply running over top of the snow. And then the snowblower is doing exactly the same function. It's scooping it up and then throwing it out the spout. So you're able to operate this snowblower while going forward, saving you from that literal pain in the neck.
Neil from Messick's here to show you an FFC preparator. I'm out here in my lawn today, doing a little bit of finish work at an excavation company out here doing some work, and are at the end of their work where you have a job site left over with some bulldozer tracks in it and some rough soils that are not quite ready for seeding. Going to take some time here today, run this attachment for my very first time, and show you how it works in different soil conditions. Now I've talked about power rakes a lot already, and I think it's important that you understand that the manufacturer of this implement would not view a power rake as a competing implement. In most cases, the power rakes are built by this same company. This is an FFC preparator. Now FFC is part of a larger company called Paladin that includes the originator of the power rake, which will be Harley.
Neil for Messick's here to do a video for you guys that are out there shopping for a piece of equipment. We're going to take some time here this morning, go through and talk through 10 myths that we hear from people who are shopping for a piece of machinery.
This is the iron fist grapple that has a really unique clamshell set up here on the front that grasps your load. There's some stuff on this grapple that I really like. Some things that maybe I think could be a little bit different. We're going to go and talk through some of the pros and cons of this new grapple design.
Neil from Messick's is here to show you a whole bunch of attachments that could go onto your tractor. Think about what a tractor is at the end of the day. It's a tool carrier. In and of itself, a tractor doesn't do a whole lot but drive around. But between the three-point hitch and the skid steer coupler, there are a lot of different implements that can go onto that tractor to do a very wide range of chores. So today we're going to go around machine gun style. We're going to go around and very quickly highlight what is sitting out here on the lot today, not an exhaustive list but maybe a list that piques your interest a little bit. Maybe you'll see something that's going to be a perfect fit to get a chore done on your property.
I spent a little bit of time with our sales staff talking to them about some of the funny things, some of the funny names that many of you will call equipment. We can tell those of you that do, say, a lot of research and reading on the Internet because when you come into our stores, you tend to talk in a slightly different way than those that have been in this industry for decades. So we're going to walk you around here a little bit and laugh a little bit about some of the funny names that have been used for some of the equipment that we sell.
A stump planer is going to drill this stump much in the same way that a spade bit would in the end of your drill. This is an interesting attachment to me for a couple of reasons. When we look at things for our rental fleet, we're often looking for attachments that are going to help our customers have more value from their base unit. I'm not necessarily looking just to rent things and have the reoccurring revenue, but look for things that also add greater value to the attachments that you own, to the things that you would like to be able to use here and there, but can't justify yourself to own. And so I like this thing for that reason.
Neil from Messick's here to talk to you about the humble skid steer coupler. Spend a lot of time this morning thinking about all the things that I can talk about when it comes to this simple mechanism. We're going to breeze through a couple of them here this morning. Why you should want this on your tractor, how to use it, how to take those implements on and off the front of your machine. But my goal here this morning is really to focus on the things you might not have stumbled upon yet. The gotchas, call it, the things that sometimes when not used properly, it might cause some damage to your tractor or cause your implements to pop off. Going to spend some time this morning, talking about the coupler.
You see back up here behind me here there's a really large dead tree. We're getting our driveway paved here in a couple of weeks and eyeing that tree up, when that thing comes down someday it's going to fall right across a paved driveway, and I'd hate to see that so we're going to come out today with a little bit of help from one of the guys here in our shop that has a bigger saw than I do this. This thing's pretty large at the bottom to knock this guy down, and then we're going to spend a little bit of time moving it with pallet forks. Oftentimes I hear pallet forks referred to kind of as the poor man's grapple, right? You can use forks to move all kinds of different material around, including logs and that kind of stuff from this tree that we're going to fell here today. That's a little bit of a challenge. I used to own a grapple, I sold it here because of COVID inventory problems and haven't been able to replace itself. We're going to see how well we can do today using pallet forks.