Monday, June 22, 2015
Tractor Time - Another Useful Implement
Since I finally have the grass caught up once again after three days of slogging away at it I decided it was a good afternoon for some tree trimmin.
I know the experts claim you should trim in the Fall or Winter but well ya know it's hard to tell which limbs are gonna grow out and whack ya in the face while mowing then. What usually happens is about this time of year I finally get tired of having my hat and sun glasses ripped off my head while mowing and go out and attack the trees with vengeance
I actually have a steady supply of wood chips but the Johnson Grass / Morning Glory problem has lead me to use barn waste and grass clippings over wood chips. It's more work but much easier to deal with problem areas when they show up.
Anyway after getting all the trees trimmed it was time to hook up the little flatbed trailer to the 8N and haul em off.
The trailer hitch cross bar I use is another old family heirloom my Dad built back when I was kid. We used to use it to haul the ball hitch trailer around the old farm on the old 8N we owned back then. These days you can go out and buy a cross bar with holes already in it and add your own ball hitch but back then before we had an Tractor Supply nearby we had to make one ourselves.
What I really like about this is set up is all I have to do is back up with the ball under the tongue and lift the 3 point up then drive off with it.
Here's the 8N and small flat bed trailer combo loaded down with the limb trimmings. I hauled it all out into the pasture where the remains of another old tree are piled up waiting to be burned.
Next time I mow maybe I won't break another pair of sunglasses, mow over my hat or suffer lacerations to my face for change.
The other option to a cross bar ball hitch is to get you one of these neat grills like this Tractor Girl is showing off.
I keep saying I am going to go buy me one of those. The grill not the girl SF!!!!
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!