Aint a stump puller!

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Aint a stump puller!

Post by Eddy » Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:55 pm

Don't use your LJ to pull out tree stumps, 'specially if the unis are a bit dodgy!

Pulled a stump with my 50, and shredded the unis on the intermediate driveshaft :-(

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Post by lj20Colorado » Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:04 pm

my dad used his 1972 lj20 to pull out stumps for over 23 years on his 80 acres. but you never know when something might go it might be right away or several years.
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Post by Idahopaul » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:02 pm

yes, I too have had carnaige from using my LJ as a tractor.
first, the original transfer case in the LJ10 stripped the gears when the bearings got worn and siezed, this I thought was due to previous owners lack of upkeep.
the second transfer case was from a LJ20 which by the way is slightly diferent, bigger bearings. I used synthetic gear lube in that one. the bearings where a bit loose on this one granted. it would pop out of 4 low while descending a very steep grade, other than that is was great, never heated ever. anyway, after numerous hard pulls, trees large trucks and rv's etc. the gears stripped out while playing in a snow bank last year. though the bearings never seized on this one. so pay close attention to your bearings in your case cuz if you dont this might happen to you!
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Post by Jimny » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:45 am

And don't ever loose your bearings!!!
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Post by zukimoo » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:43 am

I tried for hours to pull out this little stump last summer and never got anywhere. I tried to dig it out with no luck.

I went out to the rental store and rented a stump grinder and it took care of the stump in about 5 minutes. Some of the neighbours came out and I told them $30 for the little ones and $50 for the big ones and you clean your own mess. Made over $200 that day after costs.
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Post by Jimny » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:08 pm

Now thats thw way to get rid of a stump, make money afterwards.
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Re: stump pulling

Post by stevec » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:48 pm

Idahopaul wrote:yes, I too have had carnaige from using my LJ as a tractor.
first, the original transfer case in the LJ10 stripped the gears when the bearings got worn and siezed, this I thought was due to previous owners lack of upkeep.
the second transfer case was from a LJ20 which by the way is slightly diferent, bigger bearings. I used synthetic gear lube in that one. the bearings where a bit loose on this one granted. it would pop out of 4 low while descending a very steep grade, other than that is was great, never heated ever. anyway, after numerous hard pulls, trees large trucks and rv's etc. the gears stripped out while playing in a snow bank last year. though the bearings never seized on this one. so pay close attention to your bearings in your case cuz if you dont this might happen to you!
Don't forget that time a couple of years ago when you had to tow another LJ10 up a 12,800' mountain pass, and you spit out a driveshaft! :))):

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Re: Aint a stump puller!

Post by Idahopaul » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:04 am

stevec wrote: Don't forget that time a couple of years ago when you had to tow another LJ10 up a 12,800' mountain pass, and you spit out a driveshaft! :))):

Welcome back Paul, long time eh?
ah, yes! that was a lot of fun though, at least looking back on it I think it was fun. I was glad to be able to tow somebody else for once, instead of being the one towed. funny, I even had to tow myself after that, the pickup cabover and trailer!
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Re: Aint a stump puller!

Post by stevec » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:11 am

Yeah, I still want to go back there and run the whole loop, as well as some of the other trails around there. Probably spend about a week there, camping in Eureka again. I actually have been thinking about a longer trip, 4-6 weeks, where I can spend some time in Moab/Canyonlands, some time in Colorado, etc. That won't happen until 2012 at least though, but it would be cool to do it all with just the LJ81 and an offroad camping trailer!
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Re: Aint a stump puller!

Post by Idahopaul » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:33 pm

Id like to do it again also and go into Teluride and over black bear pass etc. though starting the loop in Ouray and heading up toward engineer pass would be fun, ya Ill have to make it back there myself. you need several weeks there to see everything, there is so much to see there, not to mention places like Mesa Verdi (spelling?) which is close by and is actually on the way if you go to Moab on the way home. I have found some cool places right here in Idaho thats closer so Ill stick around here till I can get enough vacation to go back there for a couple of weeks agian. 3-6 weeks would be so cool to spend there, and I think you could camp within 10 miles of Silverton the whole time and not run out of things to see. there is so much to see even off of the loop I dont even know about the other runs that are around there like going to Teluride.
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Re: Aint a stump puller!

Post by Jimny » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:40 am

stevec wrote:Yeah, I still want to go back there and run the whole loop, as well as some of the other trails around there. Probably spend about a week there, camping in Eureka again. I actually have been thinking about a longer trip, 4-6 weeks, where I can spend some time in Moab/Canyonlands, some time in Colorado, etc. That won't happen until 2012 at least though, but it would be cool to do it all with just the LJ81 and an offroad camping trailer!
Yes! I would love to be able to go there since I didn't get to go the first time!!!
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