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    Re: 19 inches of snow to plow

    I cant say that I miss using a snow shovel. That is all I had when I lived in Ft. McMurray Alberta Canada but it was sufficient for my short drive and back patio most of the time. Only once in 5...
  2. Re: More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers made over last 40 years Recalled

    Got mine on the 5th of Dec exactly one month after filing for them. They were exactly the same size and type as the old ones.
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    I have the Henry Big Boy in .357. I debated getting it in .45 LC to match my two .45LC pistols but decided that the .357 would be a better long range rifle than the cowboy action .45 LC loads.
    I...
  4. Re: Need Advise - 6 Acre Lot with 4,000 SQ Ft Barn

    I suspect that there might be a large lien on the building that is also tied in with the land. I would for sure look into that. Sitting for over 20 years is a good indicator that the cost of the...
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    Re: Optima Battery for a 26xl max

    My one experience with Optima batteries didn't fair so well. It went completely dead overnight after about 2 years of use on my RTV900 Kubota. Local NAPA store is the authorized distributor, but...
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    Re: Gun and ammo question

    I agree, I traded a Keltec P9 for a Hi-Point 995. I put on a cheap scope and it is deadly at 75-100 yards. I was surprised by the "kick" from the 9mm in the carbine. It sure puts some zip in a 9mm...
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    Re: Gun and ammo question

    For the cost of that bolt conversion, he can buy a nice Ruger 10/22 and have a second gun without need to do the alteration for changing bullets. I would much rather just have a .22 rifle than a...
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    You need one of those magical sinks like I have. You just put the pot, plate, glass, etc in this sink and I magically gets washed and put in the dish drain board by the sink. I think there is some...
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    Rear Finish Mower Re: Mullching Leaves

    A rear discharge mower would be the cats eye for leave mulching. Just run the mower over it while pulling a lawn sweeper behind to pick up the shreddings. I don't use my lawnsweeper to pick up...
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    Re: TODAY'S GUN TIME

    It would have to be either an OWB or pocket. I can hardly stuff my body into my jeans much less add a holster with pistol and since I don't carry all the time, I don't want my pants falling down...
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    Rear Finish Mower Re: Mullching Leaves

    I don't have mulching attachment for my mower but by just making a couple of circles around the tree first in counter-clockwise to throw the leaves from around the trunk outward. Then going to the...
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    Re: TODAY'S GUN TIME

    It is a Taurus PT111 G2 Millennium.
  13. Re: What TWO guns would you want more than any other...

    My Dad never had more than 3 guns in his life. He had a 12 gauge semi-auto Remington and a Winchester .22 semi-auto which sufficed him for most of his life. The .22 was for squirrels and the...
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    Re: TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Well, after getting to the JM website and looking up my gun, they don't seem to make anything for a Taurus. Likely some other spec will fit. I guess I will have to go to Bass Pro shop and fumble...
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    Re: TODAY'S GUN TIME

    How well to they conceal? I have half a dozen holsters mostly Kydex and they all print badly on me on OWB carry.
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    Re: TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I just saw a website for Clinger holsters who claim to be much better than a Sticky holster. Anyone ever use those?
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    Re: TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Anyone have an idea for the best carry holster for a Taurus PT111 G2 Millennium that isn't an inside the waistband type. I don't want to buy a new wardrobe just to carry ISWB. I am thinking of...
  18. Re: Just replaced a garage door and have some odd issue's.

    If you are referring to my post, they aren't recessed, just flush mounted on the inside at the joints. The roller sets dead center of the panel joint and the roller hinge breaks dead center. Mine...
  19. Re: Bear on the front porch and now also in the barn

    The owners of a fly in fishing camp up in Canada made 3'x3' boards with long nails driven thru on about a 1.5" grid to lay down under windows and doors to bear proof the entrances. You sure had to...
  20. Re: pumping motor oil with a diesel transfer pump.

    I have not tried that but sure wouldn't recommend it. Likely it will overheat the motor in short order and those pumps aren't cheap. A cheap alternative is a hand pump designed for moving oil.
  21. Re: Just replaced a garage door and have some odd issue's.

    I cant believe that door didn't come with struts to go across the middle of each panel to keep them from swaging over time. If I were you I would invest in some to attach to the door now before the...
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    Re: Kubota b26 wheel spacers

    How does the backhoe work with the cab. It doesn't look like that is possible unless you remove the entire back panel.
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    Re: bad welding rods arggggg.

    I always buy 50# of rods at a time minimum in the hermetically sealed metal can. I don't trust the cardboard containers.
    Last time I had an opportunity to get some rods at a good deal, I bought 500#...
  24. Re: Advice for external power for fueling system

    The difficulty opening up the hood to refuel made me look at just getting a small automotive battery and permanently attaching it to my Fillrite 15GPM pump. I hooked up a battery maintainer to it to...
  25. Re: More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers made over last 40 years Recalled

    Yours appears to still be pressured up so I would keep it till they send the right one to you.
  26. Re: More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers made over last 40 years Recalled

    I am glad some of you got your returns quickly. I guess mine will be in the 15-20 day range. Been 10 days so far. Both of mine have lost pressure and no longer in the green zone.
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    Re: Just For Fun

    X2. Same score. Todays cars all look alike. I have a 2003 SUV that isn't any different from the 2017 in body styles and some cars I have seen have no identifying manufacturing logo on them which...
  28. Re: EMP Prep, What would you do if you had 45 minutes to prepare?

    I wouldn't do anything. Not much use protecting your stuff if the national grid is shut down. No one could save enough fuel to run gen sets till the grid comes back on and electronic stuff we would...
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    Re: Do you drink your coffee black??

    The only way to drink coffee is hot and black, any other way is for(xxxxxies) lets just say none males.
    One of my sons ( which pisses me off by the way)thinks you have to fill the coffeemaker full...
  30. Re: Input & Questions L2501 vs B2650 Cab vs B26 vs Used Case 580L or M

    I really haven't looked at TLB with a cab so I cant tell you what size you have to go to in order to have a cab on a backhoe. Sure the full sized ones let you operate inside the cab but I don't...
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    Re: Stock Batteries

    I don't know about your battery, but my 2009 Kubota B26 still has the original battery. It has always seemed to turn over slow but it always cranks. I think that is just the way the starter sounds...
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    Re: I will admit, I did it.

    I did the vinegar cleanse on my Keurig pot and did exactly what you state but it took several pots of water to flush out the vinegar smell. I think after about 4 full tanks of water being run thru I...
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    Re: Mig welding stainless to normal steel

    I was the welding supervisor on an ASME Section 8 boiler fabrication job and a nozzle coming off the steam drum showed to be a carbon steel (A106 gr b) 2" pipe with a 316L inserted liner. We had to...
  34. Re: Good way to crack hickory nuts and chestnuts?

    Don't know about chestnuts but hickory nuts/ black walnuts were never really worth the effort of bruised fingers by the hammer to get to the meat. Tasty meat for sure but for every tidbit, I would...
  35. Re: More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers made over last 40 years Recalled

    Thanks for the info. I have two and just filled out the form. Supposed to send free replacements within15-20 days.
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    Re: Doing some tree trimming

    I looked at the Stihl Kombi engine but just couldn't justify that price. I found a Poulan Pro with split shaft and pole saw for $169. I already had a string trimmer attachment and tiller (from a...
  37. Re: Can you use a metric socket on a sae bolt? socket set questions.

    Well said.
    You the man LD!!
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    Re: Running a water line outside above ground

    I think your best solution is to insulate it well with closed cell foam over a thermostat controlled heat tape for the portion of line that is not below the freeze line. You are looking at 4-5 feet...
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    Re: B2910 died for 2 hours

    I agree. You may have got some debris between one of the safety switches. Really no way to tell what the problem was now that it self corrected. If it happens again, I would start with the seat...
  40. Re: .22 ammo availability and price in your area

    What is wrong with Remington ammo> I don't think I have ever had a problem with any ammo other than a failure to fire occasionally when it gets old. I have some that is over 15 years old and still...
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    Re: Tig Weld what went wrong and whats next

    Without getting into the repair or replace argument, I think your welding problem is likely due to oil contaminated steel. I really doubt that the part is cast iron and more likely cast steel unless...
  42. Re: Can you use a metric socket on a sae bolt? socket set questions.

    Over the years I have bought sets of both sockets and wrenches in SAE and Metric. None of them are high dollar yet all have worked pretty well. I did break the jaw on one wrench (9/16" I believe)...
  43. .22 ammo availability and price in your area

    My neighbor said he was at the local Walmart yesterday and bought a box of 500 .22 ammo for $19 and there was no limit. That is the first I had heard about the pricing and availability being back...
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    Re: How far can I run a water line?

    Pressure wise you wont loose any pressure if you ran the line 20 miles. Deadhead pressure would be the same as at the source (assuming the elevations were the same) but your continuous flow might...
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    Re: Fuel addative

    I agree with Coobie in that everyone has a tale about this and that that works for them. Personally I have never used any additives in my diesel and never had any issue with gelling or slime in the...
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    Re: Watery chainsaw fuel

    A 5 gallon steel bucket will contain the fumes pretty well especially on a very cold day. Then stand upwind and toss a match at it, it may take several tries to get the match to the right location...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: B21 oil level rising?

    Gaining oil in the engine crankcase can come from the injection pump or the hydraulic oil pump either of which can blow the back seal and leak diesel or oil into the engine crankcase. The smell...
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    Comparison Re: Let's try this again.....

    I forgot to mention that R1 tires will wear out faster than R4 if you use them on hard surfaces a lot.
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    Comparison Re: Let's try this again.....

    In order to have any kind of traction with R4 tires in the woods, you would need to put chains on them. R1 tires provide plenty of traction and contrary to popular TBN belief, they will haul a heavy...
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    Re: 10w-40 called for in a Branson 4720H ?

    Your owners manual should give you a xxW40 range based on air temps that you will be operating in. 10W-40 is good for where I live in most instances but not so good for the way up North folks who...
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    Re: How to weld in a straight line?

    For most welding applications you shouldn't need anything more than a shade #10. If you still cant see a soapstone mark lighten up to a #9. IMO, if you cant see a soapstone mark, you likely cant...
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    Flat Proofing Re: Who makes a good tire repair kit

    I got one of the plug kits from Walmart to fix my R4 rear on my B26. I used a 3/16" drill to ream out the hole a bit, then just shoved in a plug after lubricating it well with glue. It has been...
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    Re: breaking up hard/very rocky soil

    I think I would run a rake over it first to get all the rocks that are already on the surface. Any plowing is going to bury some of these. That subsoiler attachment that I and Ken Sweet posted will...
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    Re: breaking up hard/very rocky soil

    I pull it with my LS P7010 but I keep it in 2 WD so when it hangs a big rock, it will slip the tires rather than break something. So far I have roller out some big rocks without damage to the plow.
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    Re: breaking up hard/very rocky soil

    Something like this would work. It is basically a box blade without the box and only cost me about $350 new.
  56. Re: What are these and where are they supposed to be?

    I also like to leave a little play in the side to side movement. As long as your lift arms don't scrape the tires you are ok.
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    Re: Dodging Mr. Black

    I have no idea how many of my class is left, haven't been to a reunion ever. I do see a couple of comments on the Classmates website so I know at least 2 are left but I didn't have a lot (26) to...
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    Re: Not going to believe this!

    Most definitely. The hydraulic pump is mounted with the drive shaft inside the engine compartment, so if the back seal blows on the pump, all the hydraulic oil is eventually pumped into the engine...
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    Re: Does Anyone Use a Bacon Press?

    According to a bacon expert on TV he said bacon when properly cooked will fold around in an inverted U shape when laid across a knife. Most people seem to like bacon extra crispy but I like it more...
  60. Backhoe Re: Removing a BX backhoe - by an 11 year old

    When I bought my used B26, prior to loading it on my trailer, the owner showed me how to take off the backhoe. It took less than 5 minutes to take it loose, then hook it back up. That is the only...
  61. Thread: Retirement

    by Gary Fowler
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    Re: Retirement

    I guess that depends on what you like to do. We bought (brother in law and me) 42 acres that had been neglected for many years. It was grown up with bushes and weeds, needed major drainage work to...
  62. Thread: Retirement

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    Re: Retirement

    Same here. I never sweated so much when I had a job (paying job). Wife says I cant stand to be sitting still, always looking for something to do. Right now I am thinking of what I need to do today.
  63. Re: Carry permit. Would traffic stop make police be more cautious? yea or nay?

    And you still haven't learned that seat belts save lives? Of all the forced upon us safety regs this one I have to say is the best. If I had been wearing my safety belt back in 1970, I wouldn't...
  64. Loader Re: BX25 Loader bucket position while using backhoe?

    Your father is exactly right. If you just lay the FEL bucket flat, you can easily pull the tractor backward while dragging the stabilizers thru the dirt. Folks will tell you that will damage the...
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    Re: craftsman tools lifetime warranty

    How long was the cheater bar that you used on those? I have snapped pins but never the socket insert part (what is that called anyway?)
  66. Re: Anyone notice an abundance of walnuts this year?

    Not much nuts of any kind on trees around here, few if any acorns, pecans or walnuts. Of course it could be because of the bumper crop of squirrels. We tried to trap them to keep them away from the...
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    Buying Advice Re: Another looking for help on purchase

    In the third picture that looks like a drawbar holder between the 3PH lift arms (a bit weird looking) but the drawbar is missing. Make sure the dealer includes the drawbar and pin to hold it on if...
  68. Buying Advice Re: Tractor selection - think Im down to two....JD or big Orange - NOW WHAT?

    Again, I would own and smile with either tearing up dirt at the fort....
    I didn't expect the price to be this close from everything I have read, that surprised me 100%. Honestly If I do apples to...
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    Re: Dodging Mr. Black

    Yes life ends at all ages. I was looking at the markers in the Veterans Cemetery where my brother in law was interred and the oldest was born in 1935, most were born in the 1940-49 with one in 1975....
  70. Re: What's The Best Flashlight for $25 or less

    I bought the "Atomic Beam" light at Walmart and it has a phenomenal beam that is focused from flood to tight beam. It was $20. Later I found on the net a almost the same light for $6 so I ordered 3...
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    Dodging Mr. Black

    Well it is near time to go get dressed for the second funeral in the past 2 weeks. First my brother in law died Oct. 11, now my next door neighbor Kenny passed 21st Oct. This area is fast becoming...
  72. Re: Tell me, what do you like in a wallet. Of course a dumb question, money

    I used to use tri-fold but they are too thick when filled with minimal cards, etc. I have been in the bi fold arena for the last 20 years or so and find them to be much better on the sciatica nerve...
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    Re: What's your lawn mowing height

    I mow my pasture grass at max mower height (about 5"), I cant imagine anyone mowing their lawn at that height. It would be like walking thru a jungle. My yard gets 3" cut most of the year which is...
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    Re: What can you do with a Virginia possum?

    My wife is from Venezuela and not long after we moved back to the USA, she was putting out some garbage early one morning and came running back in the house. She dragged me back outside to the...
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    Re: Death and social media ettiquette

    Rather harsh. I guess that company likes getting sued for unlawful termination. Unless there was something very damaging to the company or proprietary on the screen, I cant see that termination...
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    Re: New to welding

    I hear that all the time, but 2-3 minutes of cleaning will make the weld strong AND more importantly make it much easier to weld with less sparking (buckshot) being thrown off. I always clean as...
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    Re: backhoe thumb

    If I were adding a thumb, I would bite the bullet and go with a hydraulic thumb. They are much more versatile than a fixed unit.
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    Re: How much UTV do you need?

    My RTV 900 purchase has been the best or maybe second best after my B26. It is a toss up as to which one gets used the most hours however. We use the RTV multiple times each day for short periods. ...
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    Re: spreading small rock

    [QUOTE=David M;4893026]All excellent posts, guys. I appreciate the input. I started doing the dragging of the rock with loader from the back but in that terrain it was going nowhere fast. This...
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    Re: Fuel tank pumps

    I used a 13.6 volt output @1 amp solar charger to keep my lawnmower battery charged for a couple of years. It worked fine and didn't overcharge.

    I have a 12volt fuel pump that I run with a regular...
  81. Re: Are modern solid rubber tires going to make thier way to the tractor World next?

    I saw one of those on a JD zero turn doing commercial work just last week. First time to see them but they sure put a lot of surface on the ground compared to an air up tire.
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    Re: Do you shake your chainsaw?

    You must really be behind the times because quality bar oil is sticky so it does stick to the bar/chain. Cheap bar oil doesn't seem to have the necessary additive to make it sticky so it is more...
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    Re: Air Rifle Any hope for accuracy?

    I have one of those rifles and I cant get the scope to adjust to the point of impact
    AND the trigger is so hard to pull that it is actually uncomfortable on the finger. I asked a gunsmith about...
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    Fruit trees blooming

    Today I noticed that my nectarine trees are blooming. I guess they think it is spring instead of fall.
    Anyone else notice that?
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    Re: Proud of them yanmars

    That is all in the process of selecting a dealer regardless of tractor brand. Some are real tractor dealers while others just have some tractors on their lot. With the prices of Yanmar compared to...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I would have went in the same direction of the hills on the first pass. The back lid on the tiller would have helped drag down the hump. If needing a second pass, a diagonal cut would have been the...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I keep my mower blades sharp and I don't square the ends up. The tips wear off fairly quickly to a round profile and if I squared them up each time, pretty soon the blade would be too short to...
  88. Comparison Re: Went to dealers, asked a LOT of questions...think my list is down to 2

    I was really strong on getting a MF tractor and was looking at a 1652 IIRC but when sitting in the seat, nothing seemed to fit me ergonomically. On paper they looked good though. I ended up with my...
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    Re: Small pole barn advice

    My roof is a 4/12 x30 foot span and I have a center width of about 12x30 feet that is more than 8 feet high at the center and more than 6 feet at each edge. That adds lots of storage area for bulky...
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    Re: Small pole barn advice

    With your house location, you have to haul in fill to the low side, no excavation on the side near the house or you will have a water run off problem.
    I would haul in crushed rock and compact it...
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    Re: Examining used hydro fluid

    Yep. Just like new when drained. As long as it isn't contaminated with water, I think just changing the filter would suffice BUT (big but) oil is fairly cheap and not worth the risk of not changing...
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    Re: Opinions on .177 air rifles-pump action

    Ruger makes a break barrel piston powered in .177 and .22 cal. that is in the 1200 FPS range. It does make a bit of noise but nothing like a .22 rimfire.
    If you want silenced .22 rimfire, just...
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    Re: Dogs in Lowes Store

    I sometimes take my 126 pound black and tan German Shepherd into stores with me when I have seen that it is ok to do so. I don't take him to grocery stores or any place that serves food even though...
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    Re: New tractor equipment and plan

    I have pushed over a lot of trees with my P7010 and never damaged anything but there is always one that requires digging out to get it to move. All you can do is push up against a tree slowly to...
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    Re: Farmers becoming obsolete

    I guess we are lucky that automation has kept ahead of the lack of initiative from the young ones. I don't think it is something new to say that the newer generation is lazy. I think Aristotle made...
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    Re: Which impliment

    I can do a pretty good leveling job just using my FEL but lots of folks use a box blade. A box blade is good if you need to move a lot of dirt from high to low spots but FEL works if you are just...
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    Re: Small caliber target pistol?

    I may be doing it wrong, but my Buckmark doesn't require any field stripping to clean. Just look back the receiver and brush thru and thru. The Buckmark is also much quieter for some reason than...
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    Re: Used Kubota vs New LS

    I have one of each brand and there is nothing wrong with either one as far as quality of build. I wouldn't worry too much about the dealer location if I were you. If you do your own maintenance,...
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    Re: Shipping containers

    I think it is time to evaluate your storage items to see if they out value the damage to your automobiles and tractor from setting out in the elements. Lots of folks get in the same shape as you...
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    Re: Small caliber target pistol?

    My Buckmark is like this one523077
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