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    Today, 01:03 PM
    Anyone work for one of the 200+ companies that this place has bought up in the last 25 years? Platinum Equity >> The Portfolio
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    Yesterday, 09:02 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread Will this fit in Kubota Owning/Operating
    What tires do you have now? You need the same size tire OEM specs or you will screw up your 4wd ratios
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    06-22-2018, 10:47 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Rounded off drain plug in Parts/Repairs
    Yup!!
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    06-22-2018, 02:18 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread PEX Piping Newby in Build-It Yourself
    Around here, everyone uses either black PE pipe, or SDR21 PVC (gasketed) pipe. 1500' is gonna require some sizable pipe. Like 2" or bigger. Dont...
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    06-22-2018, 09:48 AM
    Perhaps the tension spring is weak, or in the wrong location? OR maybe you are just going too fast for conditions. IF you actually look at HP...
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    06-22-2018, 09:39 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread Mower Lift in Kubota Lawn & Garden
    I use a chain hoist from my beam.
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    06-21-2018, 01:17 PM
    Hard to tell with the limited pics and diagram. When you say without a loader installed, there would likely be a plate where #28 is......odds are...
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    06-20-2018, 08:56 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread Buying Advice Done with hydrostatics in Buying/Pricing/Comparisons
    The issue you are going to have is NOT the 300hr life..... Its the 9 YEAR life. And IMO, most judges/jurys would find that to be perfectly...
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    06-20-2018, 07:35 AM
    First and foremost IMO would be getting rid of all of them low pressure water pipe fittings
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    06-20-2018, 07:32 AM
    As others said, impacts are often thicker and don't always fit. Chrome are easier to wipe clean. 6 vs 12 point.....good to have both. If you...
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    06-19-2018, 02:10 PM
    There is not appreciable difference in 540 pto on a 540 mower and 1000 pto on a 1000 tractor. Torque is what breaks things. Changing speed and...
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    06-19-2018, 12:13 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread log splitter valve in Hydraulics
    Seems you have regen figured out now. You are correct. Basically presssure is applied to BOTH ports. But since piston area is different, the rod...
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    06-19-2018, 10:53 AM
    10' should be no problem at all for a 80hp 4010 What RPM the pto is dont matter in terms of HP
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    06-19-2018, 09:32 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread log splitter valve in Hydraulics
    Regen will NOT slow it down. At 9GPM......a 4" bore cylinder and 2" diameter rod will extend at 2.8" per second and retract at 3.7" per second. ...
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    06-19-2018, 06:11 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread log splitter valve in Hydraulics
    4" cylinder is ok. Splits 90% of what I throw on it. Dad has a 4.5" cylinder.....and will split ANYTHING we have. The cost of going bigger...
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    06-18-2018, 09:24 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread log splitter valve in Hydraulics
    Don't know the valve on your FIL's....buy I don't think anyone makes one. Valves are typically spring return to neutral. Meaning nothing happens...
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    06-18-2018, 07:54 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread log splitter valve in Hydraulics
    Do as you will, your splitter..... But my advise.....make a vertical/horizontal unit. Just like the commercial ones. Don't make a vertical...
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    06-18-2018, 05:13 PM
    Sure sounds like alot of tractor for the price. Im not on the market, but playing devil's advocate.....anything to indicate these RK tractors won't...
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    06-18-2018, 05:09 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread mig welder sign in Welding
    Sure reads like a little free advertising and sidestepping the system
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    06-18-2018, 04:34 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread log splitter valve in Hydraulics
    What's wrong with a standard log splitter valve? They are simple. If I understand.....on the splitter you currently use....you pull (and hold) the...
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    06-18-2018, 04:10 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread How Sharpe. in Attachments
    Others covered it well. If only grasses, sharper is gonna give a better cut quality and take less power. If saplings are involved....blunt is...
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    06-18-2018, 08:47 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread PEX Piping Newby in Build-It Yourself
    Seems everyone has preferences with pex.....and I'm no pro so don't honestly know what is better or right. But I see alot of installs with many...
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    06-17-2018, 11:13 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread PEX Piping Newby in Build-It Yourself
    The issue with pex......complicated Pex is just a generic term IMO. People say "use pex"....but there are so many different types of...
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    06-17-2018, 05:33 AM
    Late to the thread, but I wouldn't rule anything out until trying in person. Looking at the specs, I see no reason why the loader shouldn't lift a...
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    06-17-2018, 05:10 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread PEX Piping Newby in Build-It Yourself
    Ever work with propress? Expensive initianl investment...but great for fixing existing copper. No worries anbout a little corrosion or water messing...
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    06-14-2018, 07:30 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread Zero Turn Leaving Streaks in Rural Living
    IF the streaks between the blades is totally untouched, then I'd agree the wrong blades. But mowing too fast for conditions......or deck plugged...
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    06-13-2018, 03:45 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Zero Turn Leaving Streaks in Rural Living
    I guess it depends on just what is the OP calling "streaks" Are we talking uneven cut heights between passes...like 1/2" different or so? Or...
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    06-13-2018, 01:33 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Zero Turn Leaving Streaks in Rural Living
    The only thing that ever causes my mower to streak is.... 1. a dirty deck. (scrape it clean as someone mentioned already) 2. Mowing too fast
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    06-12-2018, 03:45 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Gator Blades? in Owning/Operating
    Meg-mo. I like the concept every since I have heard about it. And have thought about trying to make my own many times. 4 cutting edges per...
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Date of Birth
March 6
About LD1
Biography:
A good ole country boy
Location (City, State):
Central Ohio
Interests:
Cars, Guns, Beer, Tractors, Chainsaws, Women
Occupation:
Machinest/Engineering
What Make/Model of Tractor Do You Own?:
Kubota MX5100
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la463, 5' bushhog, jd261 mower, 6' blade
Hours:
350
Lot Size:
8.6
Type of Member:
Homeowner (1-10 acres)

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MX5100 DIY Remotes
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Ford 5500 Backhoe
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2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
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Bushhog 306
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Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
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