Nice attachments, I like having the 3pt hitch. I think its the most popular invention that changed the history of farming for ever at the time.
I fabricated a 3pt single tooth ripper so i could attach it to my int154 cub loboy with the 3pt hitch. I wanted to pull up and out the small rocks in my field. The little mower land mines turned out way bigger than i thought. The little rocks that stuck up were just the tip of the "rock bergs" The ripper did pull out the smaller rocks but really loosened up the larger boulders which my fcub with the duallies gladly ripped out of the holes. It was a team effort with both tractors. I'm still not done yet but i'll wait for my backhoe to be finished to do the rest of them for they appear to be even bigger. The ripper tooth does loosen up the hard pack really easy.
My fcub with the cultivators also chewed thru lots of small roots from the over growth we cut on my land since '57 its been not taken care ofr and just let go. I then went thru it with the 100 cub cadet with the rear tiller to chop up everything else. Then my int154 with the snowplow/dirt blade smoothed it all out and now i have a spot o plant my corn.
At the rear of my property we cut about 30'+ back of the over grown brush too. Again the 100 w/ tiller went in after the fcub w/cultivators tore up those roots too. I'm reclaiming my land and finding out i have more land than i thought at first. We took more than 15 rack body truck loads of the over grown brush so far.
My point is i run and use them all as a team, my little excavation company surely can do some damage too. When i purchased this estate sale i never knew it needed this much work. But anyone of these awesome IH machines will do the work. I'm glad i have them all. Bill
BTW; My next attack for my IH equipment will be at my camp/land in VT. This land is untouched for well over 75 years now. And wall to wall timber. I just want to clean up the blow downs and cut little roads so the cubs will fit in them so i have access to the wood and the deer will use the roads for trails too go from the bottom land to the upper part of the mountain.
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