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    Re: How to stop Egg eating Chicken???

    You dont, you solve the problem of why they are eating the eggs.

    Generally they are craving calcium which the shell is made up of. They could also be low on protein if your not feeding a...
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    Re: 2015 F150 Tow Test vs. Dodge and Chevy

    I'm not convinced they have the engineering done right on the crumple zones. (A pillars, B pillars, C pillars, side door braces etc) I'm not convinced they have the body mounts designed right not to...
  3. Re: Will another auxiliary cooler increase line pressure and slow the ATF flow?

    I still am a firm believer that this is not a good solution to your problem. Yes I expect that new cooler to cool the trans fluid better. But I see the true issue of dumping a ton of power into...
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    Re: consider a wrecked trailer?

    I sit squarely on the side of the fence of BP trailer is more useful for me than a GN.

    As to time and money into a truck to tow it. I think far to many people on this forum get caught up...
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    Re: consider a wrecked trailer?

    I know we live in the central midwest, home of trailer manufacturing and "super cheep" trailers. But there is no were you can get a 14,000 20' equipment trailer with 8 bolt axles that doesnt need...
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    Re: Ram Pickup SAE Towing Ratings 2015

    Are we astroturfing the Ram news? Shure feels like astroturfing to have 2 posts with almost the identical wording within 10 hrs of the same day posted.
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    Re: consider a wrecked trailer?

    My thought was you cut the bent frame rails at the end of the V tongue and throw them away. (or save them for some other farm project)

    New 6" channel is welded on and axles attached. Check the...
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    Re: Only Ram adopting the new tow ratings.

    So who's gonna be first to cite a source for this?

    As to why Ford/GM are not useing it. The only reason I can think of is they don't compare well in the tests so we don't want to use them and...
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    Re: consider a wrecked trailer?

    I should have mentioned I wasn't thinking of offering asking price.

    I suppose the question is, what WOULD you offer for it. Let us assume the axles/brakes/tires are in fact good.
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    consider a wrecked trailer?

    2013 TRAILKING TKT12U TILT EQUIP TRAILER

    would you buy it for parts? axles?

    Can a trailer have a salvage title?

    Rebuild from the tongue V back with new steel in a non-tilting version?
  11. Re: China ST Trailer tires, I am done with them.

    both sams and costco carry greenball.
  12. Re: Will another auxiliary cooler increase line pressure and slow the ATF flow?

    Some noted that the truck will not lock up the TC in first gear. Thats not an uncommon control strategy for an auto trans.

    2 ways to get the truck to lock the TC. Generally if you have an OD...
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    Re: where to find replacement seat foam

    Its been my experience in the past at if your seat is worn out after 13 years of use... so is everyone elses. Although several sites did mention takeing the foam from the pass side and useing it on...
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    Re: where to find replacement seat foam

    Let me google that for you

    ;)

    Per other threads, seems like the most popular answer is to buy the replacement foam and do it yourself or take it to the upholstery shop.
  15. Re: Will another auxiliary cooler increase line pressure and slow the ATF flow?

    Id use 4 low, lock up the TC in either 2 or 3 depending on RPM. A fan and or additional cooler is not the option i would look at. I would look at an option that doesnt have you dumping huge...
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    Re: Remove your hitch.

    wait what!?!?! BING has videos?

    for everyone else who uses the normal video shareing site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gka1JmmFmWI
  17. Re: Anyone know of a road legal dual axel 5k or under gvwr dump trailer?

    Australian companies make small off road trailers

    http://www.egrtrailers.com.au/photos/Off-Road/OFF-ROAD-CAMPER-001.jpg

    You might try to find a modern day version of the jeep trailer (m100)
    ...
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    Re: Got the tractor....now I need a trailer

    I have a 10K 20' flat and would not have a trailer a foot shorter for nothin.

    http://snjschmidt.com/pics/trailer/DSC04366%20%28Large%29.jpg
  19. Re: Horse, Cattle or Livestock Trailer? What is the difference?

    I though i had some pics of my actual trailer... these are from when it came home. It has sense been cleaned up and is in the process of having rusty areas cut out and patched as permitting.

    This...
  20. Re: Horse, Cattle or Livestock Trailer? What is the difference?

    here is the info I have accumulated over the years when i was CL shopping for a livestock trailer. (not a horse trailer)

    Horse trailer. Usually slant load, does not generally contain a...
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    Re: Finally replaced old truck

    I refuse to believe that is nothing more than "mark it up to mark it down" game. Its sad how that can make people believe they are getting a "deal"

    I find it ironic that the major advertiseing...
  22. Re: Anybody ever break a WD torsion bar doing this.... ?

    I think the official instructions list hooking up the WD bars just after you have lowered the trailer height enough to latch the ball (virtually no weight on the tow vehicle) This is how i do it...
  23. Re: How far have you driven your Ford after the spark plug(s) blew out?

    I thought the V10 (6.8) had a head issue. the plugs would blow out takeing the threads of the AL head with it. I helped a good friend use the "special" kit that was developed to helicoil both...
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    Re: Transporting Tractor with Loader

    what does "Strapped down" mean?

    If i build an A frame on the front of my trailer, and rest the bucket on it (so that the tractor hydrulics take no weight) and then tie the bucket down while...
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    Re: Weight distribution hitches

    I have a reese trunnion style (sq bar). I purchased my off Craigslist but e-trailer would be my choice if i wasnting getting on off of CL
    WD Only Weight Distribution | etrailer.com

    I like...
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    Re: Receiver drop calculation

    http://www.etrailer.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/pics/M/T/MT70067_500.jpg

    $60

    on the plus side if you have different trailers you can adjust the height for them, and pulll the 2 pins and...
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    Re: Remove your hitch.

    I bet that's exciting when it lets loose.
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    Re: cutting down a trailer

    for anyone not familiur with the BX series. (and the tractor in the pic)

    if you remove the loader and backhoe from that "tractor" above your left with something that is the same size as a large...
  29. Re: How do you build a bridge over a creek for a Tractor

    see http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/build-yourself/313216-small-bridge.html
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    Re: How long for rafter boards?

    http://roofgenius.com/images/PitchDegrees.jpg

    rafter lenght = 1/2span/COS (pitch angle above)

    assuming an 18' span outside to outside
    9/cos(26.5) = 10.05' now add in your overhang.

    That...
  31. Thread: small bridge

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    Re: small bridge

    Fenners are ok. The vids when he talks some classic setup is good but... after a while they drag on. He needs to edit more IMHO, do fast fowards etc. What I'd love to see more of is just shop...
  32. Thread: small bridge

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    small bridge

    So I know the topic as come up many times in the years I've been around here.....

    Here is a new one.

    Mud matts that large trackhoe's would use when working in soft conditions can span small...
  33. Re: What kind of boards to use to build sidewalls on trailer?

    The amount is negligible. The gaps on the side boards (with say fence pickets or even deck boards) is going to be less than the gaps in the floor likely.
  34. Re: What kind of boards to use to build sidewalls on trailer?

    is the goal to retain gravel/mulch etc loose material that you need a solid side for... or just to keep bulky material from falling out?

    Ive built temp sides for mine several times. Ive used 1/2"...
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    Re: Looking for a farm truck...

    Im very happy with my 2001 E350 van. Its a 12pass that was used by a church. Has a bunch of miles but was clean and well maintained. It has the 5.4 and all disc's just like a one ton pickup. ...
  36. Re: tongue weight II - states and regs - tongue weight transfer

    caveat to above, most states have exemptions for farm tag'd items as well as RV's and equipment meant to transport personal belongings (aka moving truck)
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    Re: 2014 GM trucks recalled. DON'T DRIVE!

    How cute.... all of GM listed but only F150 from ford.

    There is no way ford doesn't sell the must trucks.....

    lets try again
    Top 14 Best-Selling Trucks In America - December 2013 YTD - GOOD...
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    Re: trailer ball capacity / shank size

    I slide the hitch in sideways into the mount then put my 3/4" drive HF socket on it and a 4' cheeter bar and use my weight to tighten the balls.

    before I had my 3/4" drive HF set i used a pipe...
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    Re: Low Acreage Haying

    Ive been watching craigslist for the past 5 years looking for small hay equipment.

    Bailers can be had for as little as $500 (be ready to do some work) to an avg of $1500-2K. They run the gamit...
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    Re: How important is a tedder?

    Here in the central IL they are a must. Durring hay season your lucky if you can get 3 days without a shower. So being able to fluff and flip on day 2 is a must.

    Note some of the basket types...
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    Re: Sticker shock....!!!

    1) you must have never owned a BMW
    2) you must not provide "tech support" for the elderly parents.
    3) these electronic devices that are not normally trouble prone must never be thrown away.... oh...
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    Re: Sticker shock....!!!

    sounds like the classic mark it up to mark it down.

    those that can pay and want a new fancy truck will show up on day one and pay 70K..... 8 months later there will be 15K in incentives plus...
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    Re: New set of discs 9'

    when you get it working let us know how much it grunts your MX5100. rule of thumb would put that 9' at the capacity of your tractor, perhaps a bit over if you have they hydro trans.
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    Re: Ideas for pulling wood posts with tractor

    FYI if you have broken off T posts (that rust at the ground level) or someone use angle iron as posts, you can clamp a set of vise grips on the top then wrap the chain around the post, the vise...
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    Re: Winch for pulling downed trees

    if your looking at mile marker you might as well consider a hydraulic unit. If you have rear remotes its an easy hookup.
  46. Re: Propane Hot Water Tank heater or Tankless? Help me decide.

    consider a traditional hot water heater tank with a booster heater on the master bath. A tankless boster will look at the incoming water temp and boost it to a preset temp. So you can keep the...
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    Re: gravel price check

    couldnt find a more recent thread so Ill bump this one.

    We used to live an hr outside of STL MO in IL. There were a handfull of limestone quarries in/around st louis/alton IL that pulled rock out...
  48. Thread: Go Away GM

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    Re: Go Away GM

    They have
    GM seeks U.S. court protection against ignition lawsuits | Reuters



    I dont know that there was any real precedence for the bailout of a car company before, so if the gov't would...
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    Re: Just some nice trucks...

    whats our definition of truck? Cause most of the wranglers listed (like all of them) are classified as passenger cars. (not requiring truck plates)

    fav's from the list

    mid 80's Toyota
    40's...
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    Re: Ethanol causes gas price increase

    IMHO its clearly a big money play by big corps.

    Whats easyer to sell on the open market.... corn for $4 a bushel or oil for $100 a barrel? SO if you want more oil and fuel products to export,...
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    Re: Hauling a backhoe on a dump truck

    ant nothing simple about CDL insurance!

    farm insurance on the other hand.... whats that got a new piece of equipment... whatever its covered no big deal.
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    Re: Hanging Equipment On Trailer

    sounds like you need a larger trailer not smaller.

    Sounds like the best thing for you is a combo trailer in the 22-24' length. 14K pumper pull with WD hitch on the back of a 1 ton sounds about...
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    Re: I suck at using rachet chain binders...help

    are you required to use a binder on a chain?

    pass chain through bumper of tractor, back tractor up tension chain (no binder), put chain on rear of tractor, tension with binder (of your choice)
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    Re: D-rings for trailer stake pockets

    I cant think of any reason to use these and not just loop your strap and or chain through the stake pocket.

    for some reason i cant think of you HAVE To have straps get some of these instead...
  55. Thread: Gasoline taxes

    by schmism
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    Re: Gasoline taxes

    your right it doesnt have to be, but there are some serious issues that basicly mean that plan will not work.

    ill give you 2 examples.
    1) you live in some city. you spend 100% of your time...
  56. Thread: Gasoline taxes

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    Re: Gasoline taxes

    Care to clarify that statement, because as it stands it could not be any more factually incorrect.

    1) fuel taxes arnt a set % of sale price like virtually all other taxes.
    2) many fuel taxes...
  57. Thread: Free air?

    by schmism
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    Re: Free air?

    I have a CO2 bottle for portable air.

    nice thing about it is i can transfer it from car/truck/van mine, a friends etc. can also take it with the tractor out into the woods to run air tools...
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    Re: Liability....WHAT liability?

    Put me solidly in the camp of "old tires are time bombs" issues.

    when i bought my E350 the PO had purchased used tires to put on it. I had 3 diffrent types/brands on it and they were also...
  59. Re: Toyota Tundra to get Cummins 5.0L V8 Diesel too

    Who said it was a half ton? I think its clear Toyota wants to build roughly one truck to compete against but an F150 and F250. There is nothing about the current tundra or one that will come with...
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    Re: Is a dually needed?

    The pin weight on OP trailer is listed at 3200 dry. My guess is he will push 4K pin weight wet/loaded for the trip.


    Could it be done on a modern SRW... by the numbers yes. would i do it? no...
  61. Thread: V10, no power.

    by schmism
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    Re: V10, no power.

    id start with plugs and coil packs.

    If you havnt spit any out yet, and you havnt changed any in 50K get ready for a job.
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    Re: Towing Vechicle for 3500 lbs

    4x4 tacoma is a good fit for that size job
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    Re: weathertight truck plugs

    get a dummy plug and keep it plugged in when you dont have the trailer attached so the pins arnt out in the open and are always in contact with the female end.
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    Re: I Bought 42 wooded acres and its a mess.

    as for the forced sale. if the other owner knew nothing about it for "years" most states have adverse possession law which allows users of the property to "take over" the land from a titled owner...
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    Re: A hung up tree!!

    I have done both in the past. taken 2-3 foot lenghts off the bottom, and pulled the base out with a comealong.

    We started with a comealong and when we had winched it back toward our anchor...
  66. Thread: price point

    by schmism
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    price point

    Just put 2 new green balls on my 5x10 utility trailer.

    from sams 205x75r15 LR-C (on the shelf)

    They will not touch the trailer, you have to take the wheels off and roll them into the shop.
    ...
  67. Thread: copper pistons

    by schmism
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    Re: copper pistons

    most modern (last 20 years) wet disc type brakes use paper based fiction material.
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    Re: Caught in a bind - '08 F-150 & Aluma 7818

    Ill file this thread in with the other "reasons not to buy an AL trailer.

    Sounds like airbags would be your next best option for correcting sag issues/ride issues.

    FYI when useing a WD hitch, ...
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    Re: Aluminum OR Steel Trailer?

    length has nothing to do with how much weight you put on it. Being able to load your tractor and implements completely on a trailer, and center them correctly for proper weight distribution is key. ...
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    Re: To use my weight distribution hitch or not?

    Your poor analogies clearly indicate you have no idea how WD hitches work.

    With such a poor understanding of how they work, I suggest anyone reading your posts ignore your comments due to the...
  71. Thread: Prepping

    by schmism
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    Re: Prepping

    Even if you dont drink, a 6 pack of beer will trade you a 5 gal of fuel long before several boxes of mac-n-cheese or some other staple you have stored away.

    If you have pets you need 3-6 months...
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    Re: Want a new laptop but do I want Windows 8?

    I didnt read all the responses so someone may have already mentioned it.

    You should be able to call up MS on the phone after your purchase your new machine (with win 8) and request to downgrade...
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    Re: The hardest hole to dig

    Its been a difficult year for meningeal Worm in camalids (llamas and alapca) Our friend we got the animals from had the first cases of it on her farm in 30 years. Meningeal worm is spread through...
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    The hardest hole to dig

    After years of helping a friend with alpaca's and wanting some ourselves we were finnally able to get 2 alpaca and a llama for our hobby farm. We had worked hard at building fences, cleaning woods, ...
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    Re: When to pour concrete

    my wife is a CE doing RE (resident engineer) work onsite at a new road building project. they follow IDOT regs which state they can not pour concrete unless the temp is 35 deg and riseing.

    IDOT...
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    Re: To use my weight distribution hitch or not?

    nice powermatic jointer

    I use a WD hitch on my 20' 10K equipment trailer. its rather tongue heavy even when empty and just back off one link on the chains. I find it helps smooth things out...
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    Re: Hauling a TLB on a car trailer

    moveing across country.... buy a dual axle trailer at start point. load whatever you need onto it. (it has the pluss of having a full floor for extra stuff) sell at other end of country.

    my...
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    Re: Repair/Replace Trailer Floor

    if your short a fat buddy and only have a skinny buddy or wife or kid for a helper

    - start the board in the pocket in the front
    - rest the end of the board ontop of the angle iron in the back its...
  79. Thread: spam

    by schmism
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    spam

    Got this in email to day.



    is "recently" 7 years ago?

    FYI not interested in the spam, I DID update my settings just now to disallow admins from sending me email. We will see if that...
  80. Re: What do you use for a portable tire air compressor?

    my portable air compressor is a 20lb AL CO2 tank.
  81. Re: Need a fitting to go from tire valve stem size female to a trucker's air chuck

    cut that useless bicycle pump fitting off and put this on the end of the hose.

    http://store.aihalaska.com/images/aih/amf401l.jpg

    or skip a step and find one of these...
  82. Thread: 1971 F350

    by schmism
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    Re: 1971 F350

    I had a 85 C30 dumptruck with plow. bought for $1500. sold for $1800
  83. Re: I thought I had learned this lesson, but now it's got some bright paint.

    i like orange or surveyor pink better. the yellow/white can get lost in grass
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    Re: Should I stump grind?

    the issue for redwood is its natural rot resistance (they stick around a LONG time). Old growth pine stumps are long gone, but any stump of 3-5' in diam is a HUGE chunck of dirt to deal with. many...
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    Re: Building a trailer to store backhoe.

    if you have height issues why not build "ramps" for the rear tires of the tractor instead of cutting the center of the trailer down.

    ie if you need an extra 6" take 2x8 and stack them.
    ...
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    Re: Trailer stakes - wood choice

    the center runner in pallets is slightly smaller than a standard 2x4. they are often made out of oak. pick a few up and take them apart.
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    Re: chainsaw recommendations

    My stihl 010 needed some fuel line and a handle bar bushing and a new gas cap. i walked into the small engine shop that does stihl and said i needed parts for my 010. he laughed at me standing...
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    Backhoe Re: BACKHOE ATTACHMENT

    might have better luck over on the kubota specific forum.

    from google there are several tractors of that vintage with hoes attached, but they dont look like modern kubota hoes. they look like...
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    Re: CHEVY / Ford Box Truck Test

    perhaps just a youtube link?
    Chevy 4500 vs Ford E 450 Road Test Video Express - YouTube
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    Re: Any load apps for android?

    theres an app for that...

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/410ZelaStnL.jpg
    Amazon.com: Sherline LM1000 Trailer Tongue Weight Scale: Home Improvement

    btw what did you have to give for that...
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    Re: My solution for that excess strap

    THOSE THINGS ROCK!
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    Rotary Cutter Re: prices on Rotary Cutters, where?

    I bought my old sq back ford from CL for $250. i routinly cut/clean trails in my heavly wooded 5 acers as well as mowing person tall grass/weeds in pasture.

    its cut all of it just fine. I...
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    mimi trucks---- and beds

    you know the mini trucks that are greymarket

    anyone know where you can get just the bed from one? I want to make a yard trailer out of the bed with drop down sides.... bonus if it has the dump....
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    Re: How to cut a large tree trunk?

    if you know how to fell trees then rent a larger saw. MS440 with 28" bar sound about right.
  95. Re: Spreading Washed Sand in an Indoor Horse Arena - How?

    might see how much it cost for a slinger truck to deliver. might be a couple more hundred but all you have to do is sit back and watch as the material is spread for you. then just a couple of...
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    Re: New trucks >> sellers market this year.

    i dont put much stock in that. only one other industry is more adept at playing the "mark it up to mark it down", the department stores.
  97. Re: Would like honest suggestions about tow vehicle issues

    some transfercase designs share oil with the trans, but because of pasageways they lack sufficient oil movement to cool them so they integrate a pump into them to help move oil through them.
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    Re: Lighting for the pole barn

    I have highbay metal halide in mine. 500w each i have 2. i have some 4' T12 for over benches and things, most of the time thats all i need. but when i need task lighting ill fire up the...
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    Re: Electrical Trenching

    dexpan and a hammerdrill will take care of those large rock issues
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    Re: Manure Spreader Chain (where to buy)

    Ive seen it at TSC as well as rural king, a central IL farm supply type store.
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