- Oct 23, 2011
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- East Texas
As one of my old shop managers once said: Troy shulda never built a %$*&%^ thing.Troy Bilt
My Stihl powerhead I use for both string spool and brush blade was bought in 2008...I do not know how many hours I have on it but it's a lot, and I've abused the heck out of it. Same with the Stihl Farmboss chainsaw I bought in 2007. Cut thru dirt, creosote posts, crossties, big plastic PVC pipe, and everything else over the years and have never even had to change the spark plug. (it does take 3 pulls on the rope now to get it started, 2 on choke and one to run) .
I did buy a new Farmboss a couple years ago as a backup but have hardly ever used it.
For those that don't know a Gannon is a brand name of implements..box blade scrapers mostly.
Skid loader is a bigger tractor with only a front loader and no backhoe on it...called a wheel loader most places.
No tractor has front brakes except the big 200-300-400 hp tractors, usually with the rubber tracks that go around front and rear tires like the big Challengers. The only way you have any kind of front braking on farm tractors is thru the transmission of a 4wd tractor and then, only if it is actually in 4wd. The front wheel axle is then mechanically locked to rear wheels which normally is where the brake pads or shoes are located unless the left and right brake pads are made onto the sides of the transmission like Leyland, Case and a few others did theirs. Regardless, there are no shoes or pads actually on the front wheels of most farm tractors...way too dangerous...it would make it too easy to turn one over...they are unforgiving enough as is with just rear brakes.
(there are a (very) few tractors that have a spring activated E brake on the front but I've never worked on one or used one)