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    Re: Please Diagnose: Power Steering Problem

    I have power steering issues with my Frontier truck and diesel 4x4 dually. Tractor is fine. Wish you a simple solution.
  2. Re: Grandma passed shortly after making it to 104-1/2

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Hope you got some of her genes.
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    Chipper Re: WW Grinder Super Apache 240C chipper

    Manual is not going to help much. Simple machine that has not been made in at least 30 years. Replacement parts are common bearings etc. Grease where you can and run it 540 PTO speed. Keep hands out...
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    Chipper Re: WW Grinder Super Apache 240C chipper

    Got the use on the hoppers backwards. Top opening takes leaves and such to cut up. Small chute on side takes limbs. You will see the capacity is limited.
  5. Re: Value and info on Danuser (Dearborn Equipment) blade

    No the upper arms going to the top 3point link are flat steel on a 1952 model. Still using Grandfathers bought new in 52.
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    Re: John Deere 212 hydraulic oil?

    My 212 is a 73 no hydraulic oil. The trans used the 80w-90.
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    Re: Don't change transmission oil? One and done?

    1973 John Deere 212 used yesterday to mow with. In addition I pulled a Jeep that had broken down on the road. Same oil in the trans all this time. Only a old 4 speed and original Kohler motor.
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    Re: How to top a tree safely.

    I use a really cheap little fishing pole. I mean four foot long. 1/4 inch rope tied on to fish line. One inch tied to the 1/4.
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    Tiller Re: Who can identify this rototiller?

    Dealers would be really pissed if they had a name brand and had to compete with auction items. Companies who dump stuff on the auction have to sell without serial numbers and traceability. If they...
  10. Mowing Re: New Oregon Gator Mulching Blades Scraping Deck

    How about a fender washer to move them down a bit.
  11. Re: Pumping water off field and how to filter inlet to pump?

    Might be more water then you think. Drill a bunch of holes. Half will be covered by corn stalks, or bean chafe. Most transfer pumps use 2 inch hose-are you sure the rain is over? Dig a hole in the...
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    Re: Tooth bar/bucket?

    Looks like the sides of the bucket are pretty thin. Bobcat rock bucket for a 743 much more robust. Use for concrete removal often standing machine on end or side when prying with it. Buy what you...
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    Re: PTO Shaft won't slide

    Tried everything above-nothing worked including the tie to telephone pole and a diesel 4x4 dually dump truck. Used the trash bag trick filled with a gallon of PB blaster instead of water. A month...
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    Re: Honda Engine Surging

    I feel that my broken pop cycle stick repair on the throttle would not be welcomed here.
  15. Re: Advice needed: wheel arrangement on Woods RM59 finish mower.

    My Kubota has the same p







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    Re: Greasing the upper pin zerk on backhoe???

    Great find for front ball joints on ford 1 ton 4x4. Boss V plow wears these out. At 1000 dollars for dealership fix- I can crawl around and grease them with this. Thanks
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    Tiller Re: Tiller recommendations

    Never saw a Kubota with cement rebar welded to the back axle cases. Owner said it was shaking from his tiller that did it. Welded like spokes from the cases back to the axle- six per side.
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    Tiller Re: Tiller recommendations

    I have never seen a box blade Shake a tractor as part of normal operation. Money ahead if you are tilling your own garden- pay someone.
  19. Re: Can you deduct tongue weight if you are over axle capacity?

    In Ohio your mortar mixer, log splitter, air compressor and the like do not require a plate. Sixteen hour is not a short trip and I doubt very much if this is taken into
    the design of a non...
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    Re: Harbor Freight lawsuit

    The tarp works well in the rain, it fails totally in the sunlight.
  21. Re: Rural King going to start selling tractors again

    If Bobcat could not pull off the tractor thing how do you think a box store is going to fair ? 37 horse 800 hr Kubotas at auction this weekend. Both have loaders,one with backhoe. I am going to look...
  22. Re: What glue should I use to repair my New Holland hood?

    My 35 year old Kubota runs into the rear duals on my dump truck also. Probably bad engineering design.
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    Re: When to change hydraulic fluid in your tractor?

    Change it when the water is not frozen in the oil mixture.
  24. Re: Let's build the biggest non commercial splitter ever!

    Scrap prices are down so the pieces you need can be had reasonable again. Many see this as a high dollar operation, but I agree that there is a low budget method if you have the right connections....
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    Re: Retiring my 2003 F150.

    If you still have good plates and insurance, I would make a Walmart run for a 17 dollar oil change. Some of my projects get set back for longer then planned. Have wasted more money on less.
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    Flail Mower Re: Alamo Flail Mower

    Not going to work. The pumps used to run highway flails flow big gallons. What is going to serve as counter weight? County has a 4 wheel drive 150 hp tractor for their side boom mower. Of course it...
  27. Re: cutting holes in steel gate post for hinge bolts

    block up your gate and c-clamp the thing in place. weld the hinge in place. Drill will stop hurting you when cord is wrapped around enough to get pulled out of wall.
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    Chipper Re: pto driven wood chippers

    you are correct about the eyes. I am down to one and it has become very important!
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    Re: Power steering conversion on my kubota B8200

    Water runs right down the steering column. Sits in the bottom and freezes. I armstronged mine and broke the spiral with the ball bearings. No one to blame butt myself. Parts were still available...
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    Buying Advice Re: Mahindra firm on MSRP?

    Why do you need a backhoe so badly right now? Two tractor payments are not needed. Do some homework and find out if anyone offers a hoe and if they do not why. The dealer will be as firm on the price...
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    Re: Rusted Gas Tank Repair and Motor Mounts

    The red stuff is what we used on old heavy equipment. Better operators then equipment fixers. Stuff worked where we tried it. Kept the diesel where it was put.
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    Re: Tractor Supply Does It Again

    DO not stock the same suppliers from year to year. You have Poulan one year and Homelite the next. Plumping and welders change as well. Lincoln one year Hobart the next. Forget getting parts for your...
  33. Thread: Why SSQA?

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    Re: Why SSQA?

    Smart do not need to be told and the dumb do not listen. Nuff said.
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    Re: Tiller for 1997 Ford

    The only thing you loose with the 48 inch model is resale. 60 is far more common, and fits more tractors. If your not planning on putting in a hay field - a 48 will be fine. Tillers put a pretty good...
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    Re: Starting a Stove Fire

    I have one of those diesel sniffers living in my house. At work at the end of the day you always refilled your equipment. Diesel fuel smells like money to me. The work Carharts Live in the garage.
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    Re: Dog breeds for mini farm

    One more vote for a Border Collie. Smallish go any place dog. Hangs out with you, or working happy to do either.
  37. Snow Attachments Re: Help..snowblower frozen solid in the morning. Cannot turn by hand. Seems frozen.

    Ran heavy equipment and if you did not get the crane up on something the tracks would freeze to the ground and you would need to be there a hour early with the propane weed burner. Starting the...
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    Price Check Re: Information and pricing on old road grader

    I had one like that and it had a brass plate on the machine that gave instructions on the operation. It went to China when scrap was around 300 dollars. Mine still had the steel front wheels which...
  39. Thread: L Series owners

    by 2458n
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    Re: L Series owners

    I believe a 8n needs about 900 lbs outback to lift the front end. Read this someplace. Learned this as a kid with the Dearborn 3pt. disc and a couple of railroad ties.
  40. 3-Point Hitch Re: How do I find balls for my lower 3 point quick attach arms DK 5010?

    Bought a 12ft. bushog that had the type 2 pins. Took my type 1 balls and had them increased in size. Man who did this did not realize how hard the balls were and wished he had never seen me. Bought...
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    Re: Old Heatilator Fireplace Retrofit

    go with a modern insert and you will use less wood. I bring outside air in for combustion and feed it in thru one of the doors front intake. The unit originally drew room air thru the vents on both...
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    Re: Any one ever sued the city and collected.

    The city will lawyer up and beat you down with your own tax dollars. Not a fair fight. If you do get a lawyer to represent you he will hang around until your money is gone. Figure it out.
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    Re: Hydraulic hose help

    Kubota is crazy proud of the old loader control valve. Hope you have yours fixed.
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    Re: Sears Selling Craftsman Brand

    The two Rural King stores near me are both located in former Kmart stores. Had a chance at auction to purchase a old 3/8 craftsman ratchet and socket set that came in a wooden box. Lettering was a...
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    Re: Household Well Water Pump Troubles

    Put in a new pump in the well Thursday. Get to take out tomorrow because I over tightened the fitting on the pump. Instructions for the new pump forgot to explain this. Goes on like a oil filter...
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    Re: PTO pumps (hydraulic log splitter)

    And there you have the reason for buying a cheap Harbor Freight 6hp engine and getting a two-stage pump. You can go this route and save several hundred dollars, have a faster splitter and have use of...
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    Re: Land Pride *FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE*

    Ted I worked for a very large garage door manufacturer, and we did the same thing. You can sure learn a good deal from this reverse engineering. You get to see how they ship, design, make, and paint....
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    Re: Carhartt vs Cabelas vs Walls....best work coat

    Carhartt is overpriced but you are going to be wearing the stuff for years. Mother is a sewing fool and has relined several coats for me. Arms on coats often get redone with leather patches. Run...
  49. Thread: 12 volt heater

    by 2458n
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    Re: 12 volt heater

    Used a electric heater from Harbor Freight on a old chevy blazer. Check out person warned me that they had this item returned many times- should have listened. Little fan blew and it got red wires...
  50. Thread: 8AM Saturday

    by 2458n
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    Re: 8AM Saturday

    Hood does not go up on mine with loader blocking it. Go to the starter and ground to metal on tractor. Jump or charge as usual. Have bought all the cable and fittings for a electric forklift battery...
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    Re: Shipping Container Shops anyone?

    +1 for the zoning. My property was part of a factory, so the building was sold off by itself leaving me with less then 10 acres with my house and garages. I was told by the local zoning God that I...
  52. Re: Anyone know the part number for a FORD 2000 tractor, 1972 model 3 cyl gas

    Soundguy will know and can tell you the cheapest route to go. He will be around sooner or later- google it and see what comes up.
  53. Re: Anyone know the part number for a FORD 2000 tractor, 1972 model 3 cyl gas

    Take it off and have it rebuilt. Cheaper and comes back correct.
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    Re: 7.3 turbo diesel worn out?

    Ambulance recently sold at auction in Greenville Ohio with 554,000 miles on the original 7.3 powerstroke. Up keep pays , as well as washing the salt off.
  55. Thread: Harbor freight

    by 2458n
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    Re: Harbor freight

    I just give them my cell # and it gets typed in wrong. This months ad carried a 25% off coupon that I used twice today. Let the games begin.
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    Re: Selling House and Failed Septic Inspection

    Mound system in Ohio costs serious money.
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    Re: Tractor size for hay wagon

    Okay I have pulled the loaded wagon back to barn, my problem was always pushing the wagon into the bank barn with the slight rise at the entrance. Loaded tires sure would have helped the 8n.
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    Re: Need Help w/Conduit & Pulling Cable

    MossRoad offers you the best method. Pour lube in the tube and on a rag for the wire going in. Additional nylon pull line for future need. The 90's will get you every time.
  59. Thread: Deer processing

    by 2458n
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    Re: Deer processing

    took my deer to a well known meat market to be processed for 50 dollars. I had skinned it myself using the Kubota front loader. Well they hung it in the cooler next to a road kill, that was hanging...
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    Re: Oil Filter Removal

    Have used everything mentioned at one time. Oil filter put on by Walmart required the harbor freight set of 4 cup sockets and a wobble extension to remove. Strap wrench did not begin to work. Was...
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    Re: Series 4 PTO shaft, how short can I go?

    I agree that the arm movement needs to be limited. The three point has the lift to mangle.
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    Re: What's going on at Amazon?

    Pilot strike in Willington Ohio over hours worked. They ship a good deal of Amazon items through there.
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    Re: Oil Change - Spring or Fall?

    knife on a black filter shows up and stays for the life of filter.
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    Re: Oil Change - Spring or Fall?

    Fall - after you have ran it awhile. Why let it sit with old oil in the motor. Ready for spring with new oil ready to go.
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    Re: Best Attachments to start with?

    SSQA- Then rent what you need and determine if it is correct for you. easy question keep them coming.
  66. Re: Hiw many tiimes has your tractor been in the shop?

    Never in the shop 34 year old Kubota L245DT. Been under a oak tree a couple of times.
  67. Re: 3-point Hitch Backhoe Top Link Buckled: A Cautionary Tale

    One of my three point hitch backhoe has a solid 2x2 inch steel top link. Arps 730. All the holes drilled on this top link helped in the failure. This attachment has to take all the beating...
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    Re: Moving Old Truck 20' Cargo Box - Safely

    You have inspired in me the desire to bid on a steel container this weekend. County can not keep me from putting down. I have the box beds from trucks but like the ability to secure the steel...
  69. Re: 2006 F-350 Dually brakes, regular vs drilled and slotted rotor replacement

    Somethings have changed for the better. One local shop that has its own wreckers and rollbacks offered to true the rotors on the truck. This was on my 7.3 DRW 4x4 Dump & snowplow. Only rotors on the...
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    Re: Advice for burning/clearing cattails

    burning and leaving the trash on the pond will kill all your fish in the spring. Get a good magazine and see what the companies that sell fish for restocking use. In northwest Ohio the additional...
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    Re: This is one of those days.

    torsion springs benefit from a light coating of WD-40. And springs are rated by their expected cycle times. Buy the best now and you could have a set out last you. You know the future price will be...
  72. Thread: Cell Tower Lease

    by 2458n
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    Re: Cell Tower Lease

    I worked on both cranes and drill rigs that poured the concrete bases for towers. Great business. Was money for everyone. The bases that are box like can get hit with falling ice coming off the...
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    Re: Log splitter build

    I would need to have another motor as I would have torn it off by now just getting it to the woods. Four way wedge needs a little upwards angle preventing the piece from getting trapped downwards by...
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    Re: The Biggest Dead Tree That I Have Pushed Over

    It is sad when the top half turns into a widow maker.
  75. Re: Wiring a winch for a trailer... HF open box special without manual, controller, e

    I would get the badlands wireless remote with a 20 percent off coupon. Your only in it for 80.00 make it right. Need a big battery as my Warn draws down 2 1000 amp batteries on a 7.3.
  76. Thread: Winter Storage

    by 2458n
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    Re: Winter Storage

    Run it out of gas. Same goes for your weed eater, chainsaw and tillers. Gas is not your friend.
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    Re: what do these levers do?

    Kubota must be different my long lever on the left is for 4 wheel. Short lever is for high low. Down is the high range. Make sure you use the diff/lock when you are sitting still. Stomping on it when...
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    Re: Moving Old Truck 20' Cargo Box - Safely

    Rollback moved 2 boxes for me at 100 dollars each about 20 miles. Key was pavement the whole way and slide off onto six concrete parking blocks. The long frame, and road tires might make it hard to...
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    Re: Ford F-150 7-Lug Wheels

    Worked at a Ford dealer that sold many trucks and we did not order many equipped that way. Ford also had 2 models of the 250. One had the floating rear axle and the lighter truck did not. It was a...
  80. Re: Could Ohio make their Knife carry laws any more confusing?

    I carry a stockman knife to keep from damaging my front teeth tearing open beef jerky.
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    Comparison Re: Reliable 65-80 pto tractor.

    This will be hard to find. White field boss 2-60 with front wheel assist. Tractor was imported from Italy, but has been a real workhorse and was bought at auction.
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    Re: Small/tiny pocket LED flashlights ??

    Flashlight borrowing is ok with me. Pocket knives not so much. Have the usual supply of HarborFreight 9 bulb freebies with better batteries from the Dollar tree store. Never needed this stuff 30...
  83. Re: Rant: Why are so many people walking on the WRONG side of the road?

    Here is a different reason for being on the wrong side of the road. Had a hip replacement and ended up with the new leg being 1 inch longer..... A shoe can be built up 9/16 of a inch with out...
  84. Re: Unloading heavy, unpowered equipment from trailer.

    The drop deck gets everything closer to the ground. Tractor would be able to hook and go.
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    Re: 2002 Ford 350 5.4L dually dump towing

    I have the same color of truck. 87 idi 7.3 c6 trans, but with 4.10 gears. Slow but sure. The 1996 7.3 is turbo with auto/od and 4.10 gears. You have good everything but I believe with the small...
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    Buying Advice Re: First tractor- Could really use input

    L for 34years. Most old 3 pt. implements fit. Will reduce cost by getting your blade and other attachments used. Get the right tractor to start with and your half way home. No trading up or down...
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    Re: E-rated truck tires ??

    I run the BFG's because they advertise a triple sidewall. Pay more but I have been happy. Some municipal trucks I buy come with Goodyear Wranglers, they run wear/well on 1ton 4x4 dump trucks. Nice to...
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    Re: Has anyone powered a generator off a truck?

    GMC had one on a truck they sold,10-15 years ago. Uncle did not care for it and his was was 5 miles off the grid.
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    Re: Excavator wont start. Starter maybe?

    You may have forgot but your VW also took a 17mm wrench to remove the starter. Small world.
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    Re: Local dealer dropped/dropping Mahindra

    My 1952 8n was my grandfathers and my dads. Never been back to dealers. May your tractor be the same.
  91. Re: Paint for implements - Rustoleum, store brand equivalent, or what?

    Thank you for the feedback on the lobster red spray paint.
  92. Re: Paint for implements - Rustoleum, store brand equivalent, or what?

    Rustoleum offered a lobster red can of spray paint that was a dead match for Kubota. Learned of it here. Bad news is Walmart no longer stocks it. Will be trying to make my last ten cans last - as...
  93. Thread: Loader valve.

    by 2458n
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    Re: Loader valve.

    Sounds like the valve is leaking. I replaced 4 o-rings on my Kubota and now the loader is fine. When you price the NH valve you will want to repair. Kubota was over 1000 dollars. Fork lifts, wheeled...
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    Re: Opinions requested on 2 used options

    Unless your in the business a backhoe can be kind of lonely waiting to be used. If you need some work done the mini excavator will do it as fast or faster than a backhoe. Easy to rent and trailer. ...
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    Re: How did your beans do?

    Short because lacked rain. Too much rain after pods were set. Field next to my property has many three bean pods. Still drying down,so no numbers.
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    Re: Trailer without stake pockets

    That is the correct way. Drop hook threw and bring up and hook to the top on outside. Have hauled heavy equipment this way for years,with chain and binders.
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    Re: looking at older tractor

    They were popular as a road tractor for our local Germen Baptist. Now most are using New Holland tractors pulling a trailer with a Bobcat on it.
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    Re: Went to first ranch auction - surprised

    You know you are paying retail when the auctioneer says your saving the sales tax!
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    Re: Went to first ranch auction - surprised

    Auctioneers hench men all have their own E-bay sites, or ongoing garage sales. Hard to outbid someone who is on payroll and buying.
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    Re: Went to first ranch auction - surprised

    I am guilty of going to auctions for over 40 years. Used to be able to leave your purchases in a pile and they would be there when you got ready to go. Trust no body now- take your purchase to the...
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