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  1. Re: Remove bush hog blades with cordless 3/4 impact wrench?

    My first try involved crawling under the bush hog with a pipe wrench and a 4' pipe. Not a happy experience.

    A few years later I learned to remove the bush hog from the tractor and suspend it by...
  2. Re: Can't find much info on this old tractor

    From the tires and general condition I'd think it should be a good one. The MF 50 is basically the MF 35 with a stronger front axle, though this one might be a little longer than my 35. For...
  3. Shipping an SUV from Vancouver to Eastern Ontario

    This may be a little off-topic for a tractor site, but I'd like to pick your brains if I might.

    My son picked up a 2004 SUV for me in Vancouver (no winter driving) and he'll drive it there until...
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    Re: How to rid Coyote's

    From your post, Richard, it sounds as though you object to their blood-curdling howls. After a while you get used to it. One coyote can sound like a whole pack, improvising like Hendrix. Best...
  5. Oil & Fuel How important are 300 hour HST oil changes for Kubota B7510 used as a mower?

    Coming up to 600 hours on my Kubota B7510 which runs a 5' belly mower and a 4' bush hog. When I changed the oil and filters at 300 hours there was no evidence whatever of anything but pristine oil...
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    Re: Most Useful Minor Additions to Tractor

    Chains from the top link of my Kubota B7510 to the leading corners of the 4' Bush Hog. I bought the chain plates online from Sam's Bolens. The arrangement makes level control for mowing very...
  7. 3-Point Hitch Draft control built washboards into driveway with box blade.

    About 500 of the 700 feet of our driveway needed filling up, so I ordered 28 tonnes of 5/8 gravel in a belly-dump trailer for ease around the overhanging trees. The operator knew his job and left a...
  8. Bolens G174/Iseki TX1500 fuel leak, tire replacements

    Ever since I removed the float bowl to clean the filter, the thing has leaked a bit. Then it drained the tank and my neighbour ran it dry, so off it came again. I tightened it carefully with a...
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    Leaking fuel filter on my Bolens G174

    Ever since I removed the float bowl to clean the filter, the thing has leaked a bit. Then it drained the tank and my neighbour ran it dry, so off it came again. I tightened it carefully with a...
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    Re: Pictures of my Bolens snowblower

    That's a very nice cab. It's holding up well.
  11. Re: Bolens iseki g 154 error 4x4 in the snow

    It may not be that bad. I enclosed an account of splitting my G174 to fix a failed driveshaft.

    https://rodcroskery.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/splitting-a-tractor/

    What you'll see in the...
  12. Re: Need Help With old Iseki and Charging issues

    I created a mess for myself with my 2 cylinder Bolens G174 (1500TX?) by 1) leaving the key on after shut-off, killing the battery 2) crossing the cables while boosting 3) not realizing the...
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    Buying Advice Re: In search of a sub-compact tractor

    First assumption: A 35-45 hp 2WD farm tractor with loader (with down-pressure) will need only the most rudimentary shelter. On twenty acres there'll be lots of room for it and a talented little 4X4...
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    Snowblower Re: Snow Removal with a B3200

    A couple of other points for the novice snowblower operator:

    1. Freeze down an icy base for the blower and then you can adjust it down to scrape that base until spring without the nuisance of...
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    Snowblower Re: Snow Removal with a B3200

    Last year my 35 hp TAFE dropped a power steering king pin just before an early storm dumped 8" on my long driveway. I backed the Kubota B7510 up to the 60" blower and hooked it up. It moved the...
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    Re: Diesel fuel in the oil

    This happened to my Massey Ferguson 35 (Perkins) this summer and I thought the worst. Turned out it was a diaphragm in the lift pump. $48. for a new one, an oil and filter change, and it was...
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    Re: B21 Low Loader Breakout Force

    My neighbour found a small Allen screw to adjust the remote on my B7510. It was hidden in a plain cylinder. In your case I would lie down under the valve and look up to see if there's a little Allen...
  18. Re: Any one use an auto lift with their tractor?

    It took me a while to learn how to put the new auto hoist to good use. I think the following account is self-explanatory.
    ...
  19. Re: What is the underlying tractor of a B21; a 2110, 7510 or something else?

    Ditto with my used B7510, though my dealer recommended it and had the new oil in stock. I think I just got used to the tractor's sound after 350 hours, though.
  20. Re: Overturned G174. No damage but engine won't turn over because of oil in cylinder

    I removed the glow plugs (only the forward cylinder had oil) and flipped it over. The rag over the holes blew sky-high with the gush of engine oil. Good thing I hadn't put the tractor in the garage...
  21. Overturned G174. No damage but engine won't turn over because of oil in cylinder

    What's the best way to let the compression out?

    Time sensitive. I need to get the thing back to work.

    Basically I was towing an empty wide tandem trailer and one wheel hooked an old stump...
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    Re: Massey 35 Perkins with water in oil

    The oil filler cap is in place and tight.

    I tasted the oil from the dip stick. It tastes more like diesel than anything else. I was looking for a sugary taste (anti-freeze).

    If it's diesel in...
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    Massey 35 Perkins with water in oil

    The old Massey Ferguson 35 gets few hours any more, restricted to loading the odd log and powering the winch on its hitch. Without indoor storage for it, I'v learned to deal with a flooded air...
  24. Front-End Loader The advantage/disadvantage of a canopy on a loader tractor

    A pair of oak planks bolted to the bottom of my 5′ loader bucket makes it into a very usable fork lift for small jobs. Today I moved 13 pieces of scaffold to re-pile it by the simple expedient of...
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    Re: Strange BX Starting Issue

    [QUOTE=drssg;4044048]I did a search and didn't find anything quite like this issue. I have a BX2350 with about 1200 hours on it, and I bought it new.

    "I started it today, and it fired right up,...
  26. Re: How to fix corrosion from leaking battery cap?

    Thanks for the tip. Could I brush black Tremclad paint onto the oil tubes and the screen after the cleaning, or should I find something more sophisticated?

    I'm beginning to think maybe I should...
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    Rotary Cutter Re: 4' Rotary Cutter for EMax 25

    If it runs without squealing and the blades seem o.k., it's a good price by Ontario standards where a new one runs $1400. plus tax. Be sure to have the owner spin it up and demonstrate its cut.
  28. How to fix corrosion from leaking battery cap?

    When I bought my low-hours 2005 Kubota B7510 two years ago it had a piece of tape over one hole in the battery. Eventually I replaced the cap, but in the interim the fan drew a bit of acid as far...
  29. Re: TX1300 / 1500 wheel and tyre combinations

    If it's any help, my Bolens G174 (TX1500) equipped with turf tires needs 4WD quite a lot while running a 48" Woods finishing mover on its 3 pt hitch and even more 4WD use when trying to turn a 48"...
  30. Re: Why it's a bad idea to put your tractor on a car hoist

    SAFETY UPDATE, 19 June, 2014:

    During mowing season for the last year I have used the chain/hoist technique twice a week without mishap. Today while preparing to put the mower deck under the wheels...
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    Re: KE70 engine low power?

    Speaking of John Deere lugging down to nothing: I watched one day from my disabled Massey Harris 30 while my friend's 2 cylinder "A" towed me down a hilly road. Sometimes on steep grades it would...
  32. Re: Free Bolens Iseki Tractor and Attachment Manuals Here

    Any chance you're running a rotary mower (bush hog) at the time? Sounds to me as if you have a flywheel effect driving the wheels through the PTO shaft, independently of the clutch. This will...
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    Re: Engine cutting out...Kubota B7800

    My friend's wife had that problem with a used BX. Turned out she wasn't heavy enough for the safety switch under the seat. Turned out there are two plates which work as spacers for the sensor. I...
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    Re: Favorite Diesel Fuel Additives

    Buick and Deere segwayed from diesel additives to the witches' broth in the Scottish play on an earlier page of this discussion.

    I had to respond:


    And if that doesn't make the scene scary...
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    Re: Longest power outage?

    The longest our property has been without power was 11 days during the 1997 Ice Storm. The trusty Honda 5KW generator a friend sold us then breathed its last this summer. I looked at propane but...
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    Re: Found a coyote, I think

    Look up Dayton Hyde's Don Coyote. He has written a series of books about taming, raising, and living with coyotes.

    The guy who did my drywall bought a coyote pup and raised her as a dog until she...
  37. Re: Before I do too much damage! Iseki TX1500

    They're great little tractors. If at all possible I would avoid taking the dash apart. Try removing the battery and having a look. One accessory I would look up is a set of three...
  38. Re: What's the ideal tractor combo for my situation (14+ acres)

    Just a couple of points about tractors for acreage:

    I keep 25 acres of seedlings and young trees mowed along with 2 acres of lawn. There's also a 25 acre woodlot on the 107 acre farm.

    A 35...
  39. Re: Bolens TX1300/G152 2 cyl 15 hp diesel tractor - Iseki

    Check and make sure the starter itself is solid. Try wiggling it. A mechanic found that mine (similar symptoms) was loose: the long bolts holding it together had worked off a bit. A local...
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    Re: Ended up biting the UTV bullet

    I dunno if she will drive the Ranger or not but at least I can go pick her up and taker her for rides around the farm as well as use it for many other things.

    Ranger's much softer over bumps than...
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    Re: Bolens ts1910 starting weirdness

    When my G174 was cranking slowly and killing batteries I hauled it to the local Massey Ferguson guy. First thing he did was grab the starter and wiggle it up and down. It was loose. "Rebuild the...
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    Mowing Re: Just Bought BX2200 Won't Start

    How much do you weigh? My friend's wife couldn't run her BX because she didn't weigh enough to squish down the seat switch. I fixed it by removing one of the two spring steel plates the seat lands...
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    Re: MF 135 rear wheel

    Your tire repair guy may block the rusted hole in the rim and drill you a new one, then patch or replace the tube and put the fluid back in. A total bill of about $100 wouldn't be too bad.
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    Re: Tractor overheating

    Sounds like it's a genuine overheating situation rather than a defective sender. The missing coolant may well have escaped through the overflow tube when the radiator cap let it by to vent excessive...
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    Re: BX Seat Safety Switch

    Thanks for the pix. I removed the extra plate from my friends' BX2350 and the wife took off with it, all happy.
  46. Re: Battery for Iseki Tractor Tx1300/1500 series

    I measured the battery, noted where the positive post was, and toured the display at Wal-Mart until I found the correct model.
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    Re: Engine life

    My neighbour has a John Deere loader tractor with over 30,000 hours on it. His father used it for custom work for many years.
  48. Re: 48" Braber rotary mower cuts better on Bolens G174 than on Kubota B7510 HST

    I've done some looking at parts diagrams. The 40" and 48" rotary mowers should have a steeper gear ratio than the 60" and 72" machines. The standard 40 hp rated gearbox runs at a 1:1.4 ratio. ...
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    Re: Operating hours

    Another variable would be hours spent idling on police vehicles. My son bought a beater Suburban to tow his track car. It had about 180,000 km, but the dash showed 5700 hours. It was an RCMP...
  50. Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    You do that too?

    Any slack time in summer I devote to mowing around my 25,000 little trees. No real mental activity is required.

    Taking the dog for a run is a major source of pleasure in...
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    Re: My Iseki working

    Mr, Boykin made them from Cockers, American Water, Springers and Chessies.

    I looked up the website and saw a lot of spaniels with Chessie eyes. Good looking dogs, though. Back in the '70's I had...
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    Re: TAFE India and Massey

    If they're good enough for the Duck Dynasty crew, they're good enough for me. <GRIN>

    I'm the proud owner of a Phil Robertson special, a 1995 TAFE 35DI. Phil's pulled the trailer while his...
  53. Buying a used Kubota in Ontario, Canada

    What documents can one expect the owner to produce regarding ownership and loan payment/lien clearance?

    This is a bit time sensitive. I'm inquiring for a friend.

    Thanks,

    Rod
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    Re: My Iseki working

    I like the dogs. They're field-bred cocker spaniels?

    Years ago we had a litter of them and they had topknots like the ones in the photo. One 37 lb. male was the best duck and grouse dog I have...
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    Rear Finish Mower Re: Woods RM48 belt size

    The diagram already in this thread will be a big help. I also discovered a trick to install the belt. I use a length of 1" web strap, doubled, so that I can pull hard on it with both hands. When...
  56. Re: Ranger TM hot weather electrical question

    There's another end to battery cables? I guess I'd better put the TM up on the hoist and go exploring underneath, following Troutsqueezer's directions.
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    Re: Field boss 31

    I bought a drive shaft boss for my Bolens from Sam's Bolens on the Internet. Excellent service.
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    Re: Field boss 31

    I bought a drive shaft boss for my Bolens from Sam's Bolens on the Internet. Excellent service.
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    Re: TS2205 still over heating

    I went around and around on this with my Bolens G174 last year. Turns out those heat sensors fail frequently. A supplier in California sent me one for a Yanmar, but it was the wrong thread. ...
  60. Ranger TM hot weather electrical question

    The 2004 TM (730 hours) gets a lot of use in summer around the property. The only annoying trait is that it takes several tries on the ignition key for the starter to engage, after which it starts...
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    Re: B2320 Advice

    "The (tires) left some marks on the grass. I believe it's a combination of going a little fast on turns, and having FEL weight."

    Last year I bought a B7510 and for most things it is a vast...
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    Re: B2320 Advice

    Agreed. It will handle the 48" rotary mower without the weights most of the time, but it's those other times, like when you lift to clear an obstruction while pointing slightly uphill... The sprayer...
  63. Re: anyone heard of "superpack" - crusher run material? supposed to be superior?

    Funny there's no mention of the word on Google except in the context of cardboard boxes.
  64. Re: Largest finish/brush mower a G174 could safely power

    You'll need 3 suitcase weights even to run the 48" bush hog safely. A 48" finish mower weighs about 300 lb, but more importantly it mounts closer to the back axle of the tractor. The bush hog seems...
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    Tiller Re: gray market rottotiller

    Nice cap, Flusher. Is that a commercial model, and is it a good size for your B7510?
  66. 48" Braber rotary mower cuts better on Bolens G174 than on Kubota B7510 HST

    I recently put a couple of tanks through the Kubota B7510 trimming around 15,000 tree seedlings with the 48" Braber rotary cutter. As long as the grass wasn't too long it did a good job. When I...
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    Re: What's your most hated weed?

    Wild Parsnip. I think it initially spread along the rural roads from sanders in the winter. The juice contains a photo sensitizer which makes it dangerous to handle. And it grows quickly. I chase...
  68. Re: Just changed the hydraulic oil in my B7510 HST for the first time.

    Paragraph 1: The other plug would be the strainer, with its 26 mm size. In retrospect it would have been a lot easier to remove and replace if I had done it before I put the new filter on.
    ...
  69. Just changed the hydraulic oil in my B7510 HST for the first time.

    I just finished changing the hydraulic oil in the Kubota B7510. It's quite a job. I'm told HST machines live or die on the condition of their oil, so it needs doing every 300 hours. The previous...
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    Re: Bought a Yamaha Terrapro

    The works of this mower are very similar to my old Woods 48" 3pt hitch mower. It seems in pretty good condition, but you'll go through a lot of belts if you don't replace the rusted main pulleys...
  71. Loader Say I want to buy a FEL for my B7510?

    When I bought the B7510 (with 5' mmm) last year it was primarily for use as a mower: 2 acres of lawns and 25 acres of trees on a 48" bush hog (shared with a 35 hp tractor on a 60" Rhino). But I...
  72. Re: B2320 with 48 inch Bush Hog(rotary cutter) - Can they cut heavy tall weeds well

    I use a 48" generic rotary mower on my B7510. It has no more trouble with long grass than does my 35 hp TAFE on a Rhino 60". The difference is how the field looks a week later. The wide turf tires...
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    Dirt Moving Re: The little Bolens G174 that could

    Would anyone have a loader which would fit this tractor?
  74. Re: Which box blade for a B7510 with turf tires?

    Too late. I bought a 5', then ended up using it on my 17 hp Bolens/Iseki G174 with tire chains on the rears to cope with the mud on this construction site. It's doing the job, though at a glacial...
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    Re: bolens G174

    Yeah, there's room to put it back in.
  76. Which box blade for a B7510 with turf tires?

    I have the price sheet before me and I need some input before I pull the trigger on a purchase. Candidates are a lightweight 4', a lightweight 5', a hd 5' and a hd 6' which I would use with my 35 hp...
  77. Which tractor for the box blade: 35 hp 2wd or 21 hp 4wd?

    My TAFE 35 hp 2WD has a good loader with a leveling feature and 5' bucket. It has loaded agricultural rear tires and the Massey Ferguson float system on its 3 pt hitch.

    My Kubota B7510 HST has...
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    Dirt Moving The little Bolens G174 that could

    The problem was a set of footings for my friend's new house, surrounded by the edges of the excavation. Vertical rebar for styrofoam/concrete walls prevented the use of a larger tractor.

    Faced...
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    Re: Massey Harris 50 tractormeter

    On a Perkins diesel there's a fitting on the end of the camshaft, I think. On my MF35 I only found it once, to put on the new cable. It's hard to see in there.
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    Re: Low speed chase in Alberta

    What I found remarkable in the story was the depth of snow. Is it exceptionally heavy this year in your area?

    Sugar making was a bust for me this year in Eastern Ontario as we couldn't get near...
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    Low speed chase in Alberta

    One of the readers of my blog sent this account of a jewel and gun thief fleeing the Mounties in a John Deere 6400.

    Stolen tractor halted in low-speed chase in rural Alberta - The Globe and Mail
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    Re: Is this a pathology?

    Dr. Zinj:

    You could do worse. You could use a horse.

    Rod

    Dolly, the Belgian Mare | Walnut Diary
  83. Buying Advice Re: looking at Kubota project 6950 for $9900? Or should I go new(er) ...

    africa932003:

    In our area there are all kinds of farmers retiring and offering perfectly serviceable tractors for sale at low prices. I'd think a target price for a first tractor could be a lot...
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    Re: Is this a pathology?

    Yep, I agree. But there is another variable, the snow melt.

    Yesterday after supper I struggled through a half-mile of dreadful snowshoeing conditions to reach the stranded MF35 with the winch...
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    Re: Is this a pathology?

    No, 7 mph is too slow for lake driving in winter. I might put tracks on a high-end Polaris Ranger at some point in the next couple of years, though.
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    Re: Castle nut removal on a rotary mower

    Are you sure there isn't a hole in the housing where you can jam about a 3" piece of firewood?

    Then you need a large 1" drive socket, about 1 3/8", if I recall correctly. A 4' piece of sturdy...
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    Re: Is this a pathology?

    Saturday's visitors were a hoot. Dr. Xu Han, a young woman who has just completed her Phd. in biology, brought along her 11-month-old son, Larry (named after the St. Lawrence River) and her mother,...
  88. Re: Ground Hogs (aka Wood Chucks) Digging in Pole Barn

    The best long-term solution is to have a coyote take up residence on your property. Takes care of mice, rats, and any windfall pears, as well.

    If you want a woodchuck to move out of a specific...
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    Re: Is this a pathology?

    Yes, we hang 50 to 70 buckets to make syrup over a wood-fired arch in a 2 X 4' stainless steel pan with a smaller finishing pan. Why do visitors arrive? Graduate students at Queen's University in...
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    Is this a pathology?

    Ever since I test drove a Kawasaki Mule on tracks I have been getting stuck in the still-deep snow on the farm in Leeds County, Ontario.

    Yesterday I buried my friend's 4WD Polaris Ranger, and...
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    Re: Home Depot Bulldog 700 4x4 UTV?

    I have that engine/transmission in my 2004 Ranger TM, and it does have engine braking, as well as excellent disk brakes. My friend's Ranger 500 does not have engine braking, as you say.
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    Re: Home Depot Bulldog 700 4x4 UTV?

    I have that Robin/Subaru engine in my Ranger TM, the 2WD "geezer" edition. With 700 trouble-free hours on the Ranger, we love it. If that engine suddenly idles too quickly, check the throttle...
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    Re: Iseki Videos and Photos

    This is a great collection of pictures and videos. Thanks.
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    Re: Iseki Videos and Photos

    That's crazy to put a hitch that high. It'll kill someone. The pull point must be below the line of the rear axle or the tractor will flip if the trailer catches on something solid.
  95. Re: How to convince the wife to let me get one

    I have found the most effective way to pave the way for a new purchase is to:

    1. Launch into a month of two of compulsive searches of want-ads. Wild goose chases soften wives up quite...
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    Walter George Bruhl's obituary

    This funny self-penned obituary has gone viral this morning. It's worth a read.

    Grandfather Pens Hilarious Self-Written Obit Before Passing Away | iVillage.ca
  97. Re: Cutting out flooring close to a wall question

    Can you cut the flooring free from the joist with a reciprocating saw with a wrecking blade (metal and wood)? Watch for wires and sparks, but a 6 amp reciprocating saw is a formidable tool for that...
  98. Re: Need your opinion on this 6 wheel Polaris Ranger???

    The only downside to the 6X6 has been their poor interaction with lawns. Everybody I know who has used one commented on how the back wheels tear up turf as they resist turning on smooth, soft...
  99. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    jdjdjd:

    My 2004 Ranger is a 2wd, but my friend bought a 2002 500 4WD a couple of years ago. With 1750 hours on the clock we didn't expect a whole lot from it, but we drove it extensively on the...
  100. Re: Logistics of firewood hauling and splitting?

    I have tried a variety of tractor/trailer combinations to reduce the labour in moving a couple of cords per year from the woods to the floor of my shop, beside the stove.

    1. The most efficient is...
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