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Cvans

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A couple of weeks ago I picked up a different loader tractor. It's a JD 2032 with 49 hours on it. 32hp with on demand 4 wheel drive. Belonged to a doctor that must not have had much use for it so he decided to get a bigger one. Anyway it seems to be in nice condition and runs and operates very nicely. It has a throttle interlock system that allows you to operate it like a car with an auto transmission. When engaged the throttle is controlled by how hard you push down on the forward or reverse pedals. I'm becoming very attached to that feature.
I just couldn't talk myself into a permanent cab as being out in the open in the summer is enjoyable. Ended up purchasing an Original hardtop soft sided cab with glass windshield and wiper. I plan on taking it off in the summer. To my surprise an electric heater showed up here one day and after some research found out it was a gift from the Cab company. I'll take it. The photo of the tractor with the cab was taken from the internet.
One of the first modifications I made was to make and install a chain hook on the top of the loader. In the last couple of days I was able to pick up a snow bucket for it for a $100. Couldn't pass it up for that money. Needs some straightening and paint otherwise it's good enough to set in the trees for 8 months out of the year. Also have wheel spacers coming so I can install chains as we end up with a lot of ice on our driveway over the winter.
My Son in-law is now the happy owner of the Mitsubishi and it sounds like he is really enjoying it.

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ol' stonebreaker

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Good find, Chris!! I'll bet it helps a lot with your deep drifts. Get some conveyor belting about 18" wide and the length of the snow bucket. Attach it to top backside of the bucket with elevator bolts. Then you can carry more snow. If the belting wants to bend over backward just add some 1/8" or 3/16"x 1" flat bar about every foot to support it. They'd only have to reach 1/2 way up the belting unless the belting is really thin.
Don't know if you've cut much belting but lay a 2x2 under where the cut will be and it will make the cut open up reducing drag on the knife blade. Also drill the bolt holes with whatever size bit the bolt will be then clamp the same size bolt in vise grips, heat it up red hot and with gloves on push it thru the hole and it will ream it to size. Be sure to have the gloves on cause when the bolt breaks thru there'll be a flashback. Nothing serious, just enough to get your attention, LOL!!
 

Cvans

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Then you can carry more snow.
Good idea but for the time being I'm going to try it first. This bucket is quite a bit bigger than the one that comes with the tractor and when full of wet snow might be more than the tractor can handle. One thing is for sure it is going to take a lot less trips to the snow pile with dry snow when cleaning up around the buildings.
One thing I'm missing already is the hydraulic leveling the Mitsubishi had. I'm thinking about trying a linear actuator on one of the lower links for this purpose.
 

4getgto

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I don't blame you one bit for getting that cab. You got a really nice tractor there so might as well make it enjoyable to use in the winter.
Oh I bet that tractors sweet to work with..!!! :thumbs:


P.S. I did have to chuckle at this one sentence...
"Belonged to a doctor that must not have had much use for it so he decided to get a bigger one"
 

olcowhand

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Nice outfit Chris! I often think I should have got a larger tractor than my BX25D Kubota (25HP), but then it's smaller size is awfully handy for some jobs. Does your 2032 have turning brakes? That's one thing I really miss about my Kubota....NO turning brakes! Just one single brake pedal.
 

Cvans

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That's one thing I really miss about my Kubota....NO turning brakes! Just one single brake pedal.
That's a good question and I'll have to get back to you. I think it does but they are locked together at the moment.
A little later, Yes it does and thanks for asking as I almost forgot to take the key with me today so I could get a spare, :)
As far as size goes it was more a matter of what's easier to get on and off. That and this is what was available at the time. He had larger ones but as you said, they can get in their own way in some situation so this seems like a good compromise. In the past 32hp has done everything I've needed to do.
 
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BMaverick

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A couple of weeks ago I picked up a different loader tractor. It's a JD 2032 with 49 hours on it. 32hp with on demand 4 wheel drive. Belonged to a doctor that must not have had much use for it so he decided to get a bigger one. Anyway it seems to be in nice condition and runs and operates very nicely. It has a throttle interlock system that allows you to operate it like a car with an auto transmission. When engaged the throttle is controlled by how hard you push down on the forward or reverse pedals. I'm becoming very attached to that feature.
I just couldn't talk myself into a permanent cab as being out in the open in the summer is enjoyable. Ended up purchasing an Original hardtop soft sided cab with glass windshield and wiper. I plan on taking it off in the summer. To my surprise an electric heater showed up here one day and after some research found out it was a gift from the Cab company. I'll take it. The photo of the tractor with the cab was taken from the internet.
One of the first modifications I made was to make and install a chain hook on the top of the loader. In the last couple of days I was able to pick up a snow bucket for it for a $100. Couldn't pass it up for that money. Needs some straightening and paint otherwise it's good enough to set in the trees for 8 months out of the year. Also have wheel spacers coming so I can install chains as we end up with a lot of ice on our driveway over the winter.
My Son in-law is now the happy owner of the Mitsubishi and it sounds like he is really enjoying it.

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A great Yanmar ! You'll love that Yanmar 3TNV88 diesel, 3-cylinder engine. And it's a very popular engine found in all sorts of earth moving equipment too. That's a plus for you as parts will be EZ-PZ to get over the years if needed. Komatsu uses it in excavators, TYM in their T394H, Yanmar EF352T, Yanmar EX3200 (was Cub Cadet), JD3033R, JD2720, JD3036EN (Europe), Agritech 1145-4 vineyard tractor, and others. It's a global engine. You picked a machine with a high manufacturing volume for almost 2 decades. Really nice.
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It's a great CUT overall. AND I do like the surround cab for winter use.

WOW, a FREE heater unit too. Now we can all envy that machine.
 

ol' stonebreaker

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Another suggestion, Chris. Get the inside sanded pretty smooth and give it a coat of "Flood Penetrol" sold at Lowes. No thinning necessary and it runs easy but will dry with a no stick shine. I sprayed the face of my wheeler plow several yrs ago and the snow still won't stick to it.
 

MFDAC

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That's a great looking tractor, Chris! Congrats! Like Ol' Stonebreaker said, Penetrol is great stuff! You should also be able to find it at Menard's or Ace Hardware or even your lumber yard if they have a paint section, if no Lowe's in your area.

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MNGB

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That's a nice tractor Chris, that will be really handy I like you feel a cab is needed in in the winter especially when using a snowblower I can still go with out a cab plowing and like you I much prefer no cab when its warmer
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