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    06-14-2017, 05:36 PM
    Thanks! We feel pretty lucky, too. Yes, this spring was very wet for us. We had 21."+ of rain against the prior four years when we averaged 11"/yr,...
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    06-14-2017, 11:54 AM
    Just to be clear, I use the 72" brush cutter. Never broken a blade. Worn a few, but with a welder, I just add metal back in and rebore the hole. I...
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    06-12-2017, 03:12 PM
    The lack of oil in the bleeder line means that the charge pump for the variable volume pump isn't pumping oil. If the input hose is full of oil,...
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    06-12-2017, 03:06 PM
    Bill, I use an impact wrench (1/2" drive from HF, about 500ftlb) to get them off. I have never needed PowerBlaster or heat. If you do use heat, I...
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    06-11-2017, 06:07 PM
    Did you fill the line from the filter to the pump with oil, and allow it to prime by sucking in more oil? (Slow crank, no spark) The motor lines...
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    06-08-2017, 10:42 AM
    ponytug replied to a thread Power-Trac and Tier 4 in Power Trac
    All of the other diesel engines have been converted, so I doubt that there are sympathetic ears around in DC. It would appear to do away with the...
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About ponytug
Learned the importance of being mechanically adept at an early age.
Location (City, State):
Bay Area, CA
Riding, building, repairing.
Chief Cook & Bottle Washer
What Make/Model of Tractor Do You Own?:
Power Trac PT1445
LMB, 4N1, Tiller, Trencher, Forks, Hitch plate, Brush Mower, spreader, Post Driver, and WoodMaxx TM-86H chipper
Lot Size:
12 acres, 12 degree average slope, 20-30 degree typical working slopes, 45 degree max.


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