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    08-28-2015, 12:51 PM
    RPW replied to a thread Replacement Round Baler Belts in Haying
    Can't tell you if all splices need to be the same. For my Vermeer it doesn't matter. I needed to replace several belts and the new ones use the...
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    08-24-2015, 03:01 PM
    RPW replied to a thread First time welding in Welding
    Most of my welding out my property has been with stick and with rusty pipe I'm using for fence posts. If I could get the metal clean enough I'd...
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    08-24-2015, 01:33 PM
    My 2 cents is 40Hp won't be enough. Peronally I'd be looking in the 70~ HP range. If stability is a concern you can get smaller tires which will...
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    08-20-2015, 04:23 PM
    After getting it hot shoot some WD40 yellow can directly on the broken stud. The heat will cause the oil to be pulled into the joint then smack it...
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    08-20-2015, 01:30 PM
    RPW replied to a thread Buying Advice Advice on 5065M or 5075M in John Deere Buying/Pricing
    I've got the 5103 and it does all that you mention. Having said that IF I could have swung the capital I would have really wanted the M series. The...
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    08-19-2015, 01:07 PM
    RPW replied to a thread Rotary Cutter Buying New Rotary Cutter in Attachments
    I've got the 6ft Mowhawk (JD purchase) with shear pin. For a few years I had a lot of issues with breaking shear pins and was about to pull the plug...
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    08-19-2015, 12:50 PM
    RPW replied to a thread 3pt Sprayer in Haying
    I built mine. I used a 125gal tank, a 7gpm electric pump, and a 14ft boom kit. Pump and boom kit came from Northern tools. Pump is rated for 60psi at...
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    08-17-2015, 09:30 PM
    What part of the axle broke?
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    08-16-2015, 07:22 PM
    RPW replied to a thread Getting in to haying? in Haying
    I started haying about 4 years ago. Pretty much started from scratch as the fields hadn't been worked in about 20 years. Started purchasing equipment...
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    08-11-2015, 01:08 PM
    Cat Fever pretty much nailed it for me. All total I have about 30 grand in equipment. Tractor 50hp sicklebar mower rake baler not to mention trailer...
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    08-10-2015, 12:51 PM
    RPW replied to a thread Am I wasting my time in Haying
    Thanks for the replies.That worked perfectly. Slowed the rpm down to about 300 and depending on the windrow thickness determined which gear I used....
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    08-07-2015, 11:20 AM
    RPW replied to a thread Am I wasting my time in Haying
    Will try that this weekend. Been baling in the evening because of my day job. Will try and re-rake tomorrow morning to make some larger windrows and...
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    08-06-2015, 02:20 PM
    RPW replied to a thread Am I wasting my time in Haying
    Thanks, I usually have to start at just about idle to get the first bit of grass started then speed up. I'll try another bale at a bit slower and see...
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    08-06-2015, 11:00 AM
    RPW started a thread Am I wasting my time in Haying
    In the 2015 hay season I posted that I was trying to salvage my fields due to lack of rain. Well the question of the day is am I wasting my time?...
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    08-03-2015, 02:46 PM
    RPW replied to a thread 2015 Hay Season in Haying
    Haven't had any rain for over 33 days. Trying to salvage what I can. Looks like I'll be done for this year unless we get some decent rain.
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2008 JD 5103, FEL, 6' Frontier, 6' HD boxblade, 7' Landscape rake, More impliments to come, Bobcat (clark) 742 SS.

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