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Talntedmrgreen

Gave in to Something 'New'...Legacy

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Talntedmrgreen

I've watched these and Sunstars on the 'bay and CL for what seems like forever, and the Legacy has become much more reasonable in the past couple years, often times cheaper than a Sunstar. The foot controls are what did it for me. Wanted a larger, fooot hydro machine for a working loader, and 3pt was a distant dream.Found this one locally, for a song, with 850 hours on a CH25. No attachments, but it did have wheel weights & chains, 5-55# front weights and carreir, 3pt and 540 PTO. Excellent shape.

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The chase home!

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That weight setup is something like 300+ lbs, so it wsa time to think smarter to unload and mount them (I could NOT free the retaining rod, to release those weights)

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The bosses approve!

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There's much more Cat1 stuff out there than Cat0, so I converted her to Cat1, and began perusing CL daily...

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This past week, grabbed up a great deal on a 5' rake and 4' rotary mower. Both are in nice shape, and mounting my first 3pt implements was pretty darn easy.

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Due to the lower lift arms being fairly low to the ground...lower than compacts, I dropped the lift points on the mower 4", and gained lift height of 2" to belt buckle high. Drastic change. The 3pt on these is definitely lighter than something of similar size from Kubota, New Holland, Deere, etc, so I would imagine this would be great for loading/unloading from a trailer, but not traveling, especially on rough ground. Mower weighs about 380#, and is now under the Countyline brand at Tractor Supply (previously Farm Force brand by Tartar Gate)

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...and the main reason I had to jump on the machine to begin with, a friend and member offered up a Legacy loader, should I ever track down a suitable machine. With that, and auxillary hydraulics, I should have hours of fun ahead. ;)

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Talntedmrgreen

I'll tell you what...they are a nice, heavy unit. It seems to be the ultimate 'garden tractor'. Very comfortable, stable, easy to operate for day-to-day lawn and garden maintenance, but heavy enough to use as a legit compact loader, or use more standardized implements like above. I don't think an operator would know if a 50", 425# tiller were on the back. It would be a dream to mow open spaces with, and even has a very tight turning radius. I'm impressed...it was a good gamble, and is more tractor than I'll need 98% of the time, which makes it even more fun sm01I also found this locally...the seller says his neighbor made it, but man is it a clean build. Fits a Legacy loader, and has a 1.25" thick rubber cuttting edge for use on gravel and turf, which I think is pretty neat. 72" of snowpile-building steel....it uses standard Western truck plow adjustable shoes, and has a couple handy chain hooks mounted nicely. It sat on CL for $100, not 10 minutes up the road. Rough guess is about 175-200#.

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Talntedmrgreen

Yup its the early Legacy...CH25 is dated october 2002. Sure runs nice. I get some vibration when shes really pulling on that mower....probably a blend of the v twin and the cutter.

I was going to get some video last nite but the 7790 gave me her first fit and needed a messy fix. In the end it was my fault....the fuel line from the tank was rubbing the driveshaft until it was leaking badly. Natually I noticed after an hour of bagging leaves. Terrible fuel mileage from the diesel when you dump 75% on the ground. sm02

I will put up a post on the forklift...thats a unicorn if there ever was one.

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perry
quote:Originally posted by Ronald Hribar

Was thinking that they should make the Legacy(and the rest of the line) look like real farm tractors. Then I realized they do.


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id="quote">wish company's would have stuck with more of a cool farm tractor look . who needs aerodynamics on a farm or lawn tractor.

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quote:Originally posted by Talntedmrgreen

I'll tell you what...they are a nice, heavy unit. It seems to be the ultimate 'garden tractor'. I'm impressed...it was a good gamble, and is more tractor than I'll need 98% of the time, which makes it even more fun sm01


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id="quote">guess i need to come take one of them old loader tractors out of your way :D

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