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How should I go slower when in first gear?

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#21 Hayman1


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Posted 09 August 2020 - 06:32 AM

One thing to make sure  of if you change tractors- if loader work and clearing trees is in your future, make sure it has a wet clutch and reverser.  Much better for clutch wear




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Posted 09 August 2020 - 11:11 AM

If money was not an object, then I think that I would get a 90hp tracked skidsteer and a new 100hp duel speed PTO (540/1000) IVT tractor without a loader. Sadly, such is not even possible enough to daydream about.

Even renting equipment is difficult in my area. A few years back I rented a D6 dozer for two days and with delivery & pickup it cost a little over $8k. Granted, I did get about 5 acres cleared with it. I will not make that mistake again.

Anyway, I appreciate your input and thoughts on this.

May God bless you and keep you and your families in this harvest season.

#23 Sterling6.7



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Posted 22 August 2020 - 08:13 AM

Does your 5065 have the 540/540e PTO option installed? This would lower your RPM and ground speed while maintaining PTO speed. If not, maybe you can retrofit.


I have spent 30 years on tractors with 9 gears or less and learned out of necessity. I now have a 12/12 in a 5100e and learned a little about what I was missing. 

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