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    06-16-2017, 07:21 PM
    MitchellB replied to a thread Foiling Panhandler in Rural Living
    After 4 years working at a convenience store at the corner of a busy intersection in a fair sized southern city, I have turned into a cold hearted...
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    06-16-2017, 07:02 PM
    Congratulations on the 1958 Ford and welcome. I got your bigger brother a 1958 861D, and they are my favorite models of old Fords. Pics please?
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    06-11-2017, 09:44 AM
    MitchellB replied to a thread Oil & Fuel 1992 diesel in New Holland Owning/Operating
    I mix my diesel at 3.2 ozs. of 2 cycle oil per 5 gallons of diesel fuel (which is the size of my fuel cans). I use that in my 1958 Ford 861-Diesel...
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    06-01-2017, 06:08 PM
    I use a big funnel and screw the top off my can as I hate those anti-spill nozzles, but it is a bear lifting a 5 gallon jug up above my chest on my...
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    06-01-2017, 06:01 PM
    My 58 861D has one as well, but I had to look to make sure as I did not remember it when I had to pull the engine. Almost looks like a Allen bolt...
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    06-01-2017, 09:06 AM
    I use a 5' King Kutter with my Ford 861D. I wish it was a six foot, but I bought the five foot when I mowed with an 8N Ford. I think 800 could...
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About MitchellB
My first summer jobs were landscaping, yard maintenance and mowing when I was 9 years old. The first things I ever drove were lawn & garden tractors and later a Farmall offset tractor. Many years later, like many people, I still have yards to maintain. I find my riding mower and Ford tractors to be almost indispensable. While I had rather be picking music, fishing, hunting or playing with my ham radio gear, the equipment/tools I have acquired over the years helps to speed up the DIY projects and reduce the costs of maintenance so I can have more time to spend doing the other hobbies I enjoy. However, having tools also help the wife to dream up new projects that without the proper tools, I would never have had to done to start with. So having the right tools can be a double edged sword.
Location (City, State):
Greensboro, NC
I also enjoy picking music, DIY projects, computers, ham radio, motorcycles, fishing and shooting
retired Mechanic & welder
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What Make/Model of Tractor Do You Own?:
1958 861D Ford Powermaster Diesel & 2016 Husqvarna YTA24V48
graded blade, box blade, scoop bucket w/digger teeth, fork lift arms, boom pole, swinging draw bar, 3 pt. drawbar, front bumper trailler ball, log sissor lift log clamp, finish mower, Type O to type 1 adapter hitch w/small tine cultivator attached
546 hrs. 861D & 0 on YTA24V48
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2 1/2 acres (3 joining lots) + 1 acre lot
Type of Member:
Homeowner (1-10 acres)


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