- Jun 19, 2017
I know! Sweet right?! We have near 1/2 mile x 1 mile that we maintain and the Case 830 LP is ok, but it is very difficult to get into the orchard or near things with a tractor that is nearly 3 stories tall (exaggerated) with a loader that likes to knock trees over and grab things like house siding. The Ford 2N will never do anything but pull either a 6' brush hog or 6' finish mower. I am not going to do anything else with this lil tractor, so I am not worried about hurting the drivetrain with the horsepower. I think of it similar to the toys I build (see profile pic or Google: Premier Trikes), the LS1 has way too many hp for the small s-10 differential, but with less traction and weight. I won't destroy my differential until I actually cause the hp to work against the gears, which due to tire slip and weight I cannot do. Although I scared the crap out of myself once, gave a ride to my close friend's little brother and his now wife who are twice my size each, pulled the front tire off the ground in a turn and immediately regretted gunning her at that moment, won't ever push the motor hard with extra weight. Reminded me of the day at the lake (A VERY DEEP LAKE) when I had his other brother (400lbs ish at the time) in the nose of my boat and pulled the power back to protect the down skier and took a wave over the bow. we were instantly in mid-shin deep water INSIDE my 20' inboard/outboard boat. That was scary as we were running all 3 bilge pumps, using coolers to bale water and trying to get to shore as quick as possible. In the end, it took out my starter and ended our day at the lake.