Recent content by Raw Dodge

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    Skidding logs with the Ventrac today.

    Started skidding a few logs today, grabbing all the smaller stuff before it gets frozen in the wet areas and I can’t move it. not easy to shoot video while working .but I made a short movie up. It was really wet down where this big locust fell,I never got the bottom part up, it got hooked on...
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    For sale I offered $9.000

    These all done with the 72s
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    For sale I offered $9.000

    I can only speak for what I have, I have a Dixie chopper 72" ,60", and a ventrac with a 72 " front mouth deck, and neither of them scalp any more than a 60 ", also the 72 inch zero turn is way more stable on hills especially side hills than the 60. I also think that the wide stripes and...
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    Leaf season.

    Now that leaf season is upon us I shot a couple quick videos..also we had some carnage also few weeks ago.Our Steiner blower PB100 the impeller exploded , this is the second time this happened in 25yrs..the original lasted about 8 yrs and the second about 17yrs, bearings were still original.In...
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    Ford 1910 pto shaft

    It's working great now all fixed up, and now the clutches is slipping.'s always something on a 30 yr old tractor! I have some pics to show how bad it was...
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    Ford 1910 pto shaft

    I have a mid 80s Ford 1910 4x4. We use it on our family run small golf course .We have had this old workhorse close to 30 yrs.. About 2 years ago the PTO shaft fell right out,while we were blowing leaves in the fall. At the small end of the PTO shaft there is a small needle bearing. This...
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    Connecting two zero turns together??

    Here's my 2 walk behinds. The Bobcat has a blown gearbox. .got it cheap..the Howard Price has a good gearbox. I used these mowers 7 years commercial 20 hrs a week, after they were used about 6 yrs commercially daily...the only thing that's broken has been the starter *** on the Howard prices...
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    Ventrac 4500P

    Here's ventracs own data and the diesel fuel is even higher here...not much reason to go diesel unless it's for convenience or you have access to an off road fuel tank.
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    Ventrac 4500P

    I've been hearing lots of good things about the Kawasaki powered EFI dealer says it out powers the old daihatsu 31 3LC gas and the new Kubota 32.5 LC gas..all while using a about the same fuel as the 25 diesel. Also spoke with a guy using one blowing snow..he's trading his 4231 TD in...
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    Textron buying Dixie Chopper

    I just found out that Textron bought Dixie Chopper ,not sure what to think of it,I guess it's better than a Dixie going out of business...
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    Plowing with the Ventrac

    I took a 40 minute video with my phone a few weeks ago.. Cut it down into 3 sections.. Here's the first part.I was just pushing snow away from my parked area.I could have used my skid steer and been done much faster but my septic tank is under that snow pile and the ground pressure in psi is too...
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    Post Picture of your Ventrac!

    Here's a picture of my Ventrac with the old Steiner from our golf course, this steiner has about 11-12k hours on it... If it could talk.. The stories it would tell...
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    4231 Engine

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    4231 Engine

    It was way more than just 2 items.. I have mechanical fingers.. I couldn't leave the disintegrated fuel cap gasket in there... It looks like the gasket fell apart and crumbled into the tank. I pulled the tank and flushed it 4x sloshing fuel around and it's clean as new. I don't even know how it...