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    Re: Concern about ticks?

    Next time you get in the chiggers. Try some Dawn dish soap. When you get in the shower, lather up all over and leave it on for at least 1 minute. Then rinse. This should take care of the chiggers. It...
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    Re: Hello - I'm a neeeeewwwb

    Welcome to TBN and welcome to Missouri. Must be fairly smart fella to move here to the Ozarks. Great place to live and farm. I live in south central Missouri. Where about in Southern Colorado? I...
  3. Re: Who's Up for a Real Mystery? MTD Problem...

    One of the first things I would check in that situation. Is the vent on the fuel filler cap. That will cause a small engine to act like that. May have gotten plugged while in storage by wasps, mice...
  4. Re: Energy Conservation Projects for your House?

    Here is an interesting site I found on just that. Lots of energy saving projects. BuildItSolar: Solar energy projects for Do It Yourselfers to save money and reduce pollution
  5. Thread: back pain

    by waynokakid
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    Re: back pain

    I second what dave said. Find a good chiropractor. They can do a lot to help alleviate the pain. May take a few visits, but has always helped me. Also when sleeping, try sleeping on your back with a...
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    Re: Yep, another show me state

    Hey from down south Missouri. And welcome to the board. Lots of useful info and helpful members here. Enjoy...
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    Re: Political Correctness on TBN?

    Myself, for the political correctness. I have always adhered to a different PC. Politely Considerate.
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    Re: Battery Terminal Corrosion Prevention

    I use lip balm.
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    Re: Outdoor woodfired boilers?

    I know where you are coming from, my house is not as old as yours. But it was built around the turn of the century. So it is most difficult to heat. Big wood furnance in the garage is what I use for...
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    Re: Geez, it's cold here in SC!!!

    Time to throw another dog on the bed here in the Ozarks. Been below freezing for several days. And the outlook does not look any better rest of week. Predicting record lows by end of week. Stay warm...
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    Re: Rural Country Folk Technology

    From one rural folk to another. Merry Christmas. And all the the other folks on here too.
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    Re: Battery hooked up backwards,OOP!

    Don't feel alone. I did that to my 300zx, once. Won't do it again. Fried it's little brain. $800 repair. Not sure what it will do to a tractor, not as many electronics to mess up.
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    Re: Lost an old friend

    Sorry to hear about your loss. I just had to have my cat of 10+ years put down. Not sure how old she was. She was here when I moved out here. You don't realize how much you can miss them until they...
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    Re: fact or fiction?

    A friend sent me a picture that looks a lot like that one. Said it was taken in Southern Missouri.....hmmmmm?
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    Re: another computer question

    Could be some fuzz or something in it. Try blowing it out with a can of compressed air.
  16. Re: Does Anyone Have A Good Garlic Pickle Recipe?

    Here is one that my sons love. And they are big pickle eaters.

    2 dozen medium cucumbers 2 tsp celery seed
    12 cloves of garlic 1 quart vinegar
    6 dry red...
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    Re: Where to buy Husqvarna Parts online

    Try cutterschoice, candian based company......Cutter's Choice: Serving arborists, woodcutters, government, landscapers, and do-it-yourselfers.
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    Re: Welder's Auto-Dark Helmets

    I was pokin' back at ya too, Scotty. It is an interesting concept. I just happened to stumble across the website. I had been looking at auto darkening helmets, but this looked more appealing to me....
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    Re: Welder's Auto-Dark Helmets

    Scotty, it does seem like extra movement when you first use it. But you just drop your chin to partially raise the lens. So you can position the welding gun. Can you chew gum and weld too? It ain't...
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    Re: Welder's Auto-Dark Helmets

    I purchased one of the accustrike helmets from this website, welding helmets, auto darkening welding helmet, Auto Dark alternative, Hands free, Mig-it, chin operated, Cherokee Ind, Accu-Strike,. Took...
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    Re: Are you smarter than the average racoon?

    Have you tried soaking a rag with ammonia and hanging it on your trash can? Works real good on raccoons. And some dogs and skunks.
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    Re: Good Ole Recipes

    Here is a website dedicated to wild game recipes. Lots of good stuff there.
    Just Game Recipes - 1,508 Game recipes for you to browse.
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    Re: Neighbours Poulan Won't Run?

    Fuel Filter.
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    Re: Brave log splitter

    I bought a used 20 ton Brave splitter 2 years ago. I have been pleased with it. Split about 5 cords a year with it. And mine does have a hydraulic filter. Mine has a 5hp B&S on it.
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    Re: Log Splitter Opinions

    I'd have to agree with montanaman. I bought a used Brave, 20 ton, a couple of years ago. Have been well pleased with it! No China cast scrap metal on this one. I had to do some work on the 5hp briggs...
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    Re: Buckwheat as cover crop

    I have used buckwheat several times, but as a soil builder not cover crop. Generally I will let it blossom and let the bees work it for several days. Then just till it in, easy to do, as it has a...
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    Re: Read this, then VOTE!!!!!!

    Jeep.
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    Re: 08/08/08 Lucky Day?

    Happy Birthday. Go for it. My birthday last year was 07/07/07. Didn't notice any luck coming my way tho. Good luck.
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    Re: Arg! What happened here...?

    The white marks on the ROPS and seat looks similar to what happened to a truck I owned. I met a dump truck loaded with gravel without a cover. It peppered the hood and window of my truck with gravel....
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    Re: Dell desktop Running Way slow

    gsganzer makes a good point. The cooling fan can cause a slowdown. Also a voltage drop can make cpu do weird things.
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    Re: Old Farm Memories

    My Grandma and her second husband (Grandpa died when I was 4) had a huge apple/peach orchard. They had a roadside market next to their house which they would sell apples, peaches and honey. Us kids...
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    Re: Electric Saving Tips

    Here is a link to a good read and interesting projects on solar and saving on utilities.

    BuildItSolar: Solar energy projects for Do It Yourselfers to save money and reduce pollution
  33. Re: Lemonade with apple juice instead of sugar?

    I have a recipe that calls for apple juice concentrate. It's in the freezer juice section at grocery stores. You add water to it to make apple juice. Could this be what you are looking for?

    2...
  34. Thread: Sunglasses

    by waynokakid
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    Re: Sunglasses

    Serengeti Drivers. Excellent choice. I've had three pair.
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    Re: ?Why it do That!?

    Fixed! It was the pump. Shaft key to be exact. Rookie oversight. :o Back to work....Thanks
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    Re: ?Why it do That!?

    Right, I didn't mess with the hydraulics. Changed engine oil, filter, and greased the loader and tractor. But when tried to move the hydraulic's nothing happens. So, why would they just quit like...
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    Re: ?Why it do That!?

    Guess I should clarify what I stated. Changed the engine oil. I did notice one of the quick connects on loader was loose. And leaking some fluid. I tightened that up. Also the hydraulic fluid is full.
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    ?Why it do That!?

    I changed the oil and filter on my F16d. When I fired it back up, to check for leaks. I tried to lift the loader and 3pt. No liftee? I checked the hydraulic screen. A little dirty, but not clogged....
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    Re: First signs of spring 2008!

    I have been seeing small flocks of geese headed north. A good sign spring ain't far behind.
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    Re: Arkansas tornados

    That's a bummer, sorry for the loss. I saw some of the damage up close further east of ya, Ashflat, Highland area. Nasty looking to say the least.
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    Re: F15d or YM1500d

    I'm like you jimmer, love my F16D!
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    Re: Which engine is in your Yanmar

    My F16D has the 3T75U-NC.
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    Re: IS YANMAR 1300 WORTH $1800.00

    Oh, so you know about yannie's toughness then. Mine had the same problem with traction. Until till I made some wheel weights. Found severals ways to do it on tractorbynet. Just do a search. I did...
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    Re: IS YANMAR 1300 WORTH $1800.00

    You won't go wrong buying a yanmar! I own a F16D, 19hp. Use it for skidding logs, but only from the drawbar. It will pull about any size, traction is the major issue. So I have to agree with MFL, it...
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    Re: Steering wheel removal on YM1700

    Welcome to the board. A puller makes life much easier when attempting to remove a steering wheel. But there are other ways. Just do a search on removing steering wheel.
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    Re: Venus and Jupiter

    Bummer, I missed it this morning. Overcast so didn't get to see them close this am. I watched them all week tho. Tom you may be right about the Greek Mythology. Lots of fireworks going on between the...
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    Re: windy weather

    You didn't slow it down much Heehaw. :eek: Gusts in excess of 50mph at West Plains, MO. Blew some roofs off and lots of shingles too.
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    Re: power point viewer

    I use openoffice. It is similar to microsoft office without outlook. You can open and save files for or from microsoft. Best of all it is free to download and use. I open powerpoint files all the...
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    Venus and Jupiter

    Anybody been watching the morning sky? The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, are side by side. In the southeast before the sun comes up. And they are getting closer, by Friday will only be...
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    Re: Railroad track weight ?

    The weight of rail is in accordance to the size. There is, for example 80lb which is 80lbs per foot. The height of yours is probably an 45 or 55lb weight. which would make it about 297 to 363lbs....
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    Re: Has anyone named their machine?

    My Grandpa run a sawmill, which my Dad and Uncle helped work when they were growing up. They had two Mules, Kate and Tobe. You could ride Tobe, but Kate wanted nothing to do with a rider. Since I am...
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    Re: washing diesel out of clothes

    I have good luck getting strong smells out in the wash by adding a cup or so of white vinegar to the rinse cycle. Might take two or three times to get the strong diesel odor out tho.
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    Re: Finally cutting int armadillo population

    Around here we call them possum on the half shell. Never tried eating one, guess if I got desperate enough......
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    Re: What's the valve right under the seat?

    Hey dieselfuel, I believe I can answer that one. On my F16D it controls the rate of flow of hydraulic fluid. One way slows and the other opens it up for a faster flow. Allows you to control the rate...
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    Re: What happened to Cingular?

    I have been with cingular for a couple years now. Live in a rural area, but got good service with them. For the last couple months reception has been crappy to say the least. Not getting recepetion...
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    Re: Snakes Worse Than Usual This Year?

    Lots more snakes here in the Ozarks this year. Two big black snakes were mating in my backyard one day. Between me and my dog we have killed 7 copperheads. Five of them in the woods, but two big ones...
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    Re: oak trees and woodpeckers???

    Here in Missouri, southen that is, there is an oak borer that is killing alot of the oak trees. Sounds similar to what is happening in my timber. The limbs dye gradually going up the tree. Woodpecker...
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    Re: I hate's Meeces to Pieces! (Slightly OT)

    I had something similar happen on my 300ZX. Chewed thru 2 spark plug wires and one wire from the battery that was hot. Don't know how he kept from frying himself! I put cayenne pepper around the...
  59. Thread: FEL's

    by waynokakid
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    Re: FEL's

    Good to hear your getting there. One of the many uses of a FEL, carrying water. And yes we do need some rain. Been two weeks since any at my place. Been doing some bushhogging on the place. And had...
  60. Re: Looking for front AG tire for 1601d size 5.00 - 14

    I just purchased two new rear tires for my yannie. The others were too rotten to hold air. I got mine at the local discount tire outlet. Korean made, but good looking tires. And 8 ply at that. One...
  61. Thread: FEL's

    by waynokakid
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    Re: FEL's

    Congrads on the loader purchase. You probably already realize, What did I do without one before? The power steering and 4WD is a plus with a loader. Don't have power steering on mine and sometimes...
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    Re: Overheating Information

    Big thanks LMTC! From the weather conditions you described for the testing, they would tax my cooling system! Again thanks for sharing your knowledge.
  63. Thread: White wash

    by waynokakid
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    Re: White wash

    Here is a recipe from an elderly farmer I know. Make sure you use hydrated lime.

    Mix in a large bucket, a five gallon paint bucket is ideal:
    3 large coffee cans of hydrated lime (about 12 cups)...
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    Tires Re: Turf vs Ag tires?

    My F16d has 5x12 on fronts and 8.3x20 on the rears. I just bought a new pair of rears at the local discount tire store. Very similar to OEM. I think they are Korean made.
  65. Thread: Snaaaake!

    by waynokakid
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    Re: Snaaaake!

    Tex, we do have timber rattlers around here. But they are rarely seen. I have a closer picture of their heads and the eyes are not cat like, or they don't have the pit behind the eyes. Those snakes...
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    Re: Anyone like old trains?

    Awesome! What a ride that would of been.
  67. Thread: Snaaaake!

    by waynokakid
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    Re: Snaaaake!

    "Don't look Ethel!" :p
  68. Thread: Snaaaake!

    by waynokakid
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    Re: Snaaaake!

    81687
    That would be a bit unnerving. I caught these two in my back yard doing their thing.
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    Re: Easiest way to kill grass???

    Boil some vinegar and pour on it. Kill it in a couple days. Works good with posion ivy too!
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    Re: Stihl MS270 Chainsaws

    I have had good luck with cutter's choice for my chainsaw needs.Cutter's Choice: Serving arborists, woodcutters, government, landscapers, and do-it-yourselfers.
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    Re: Need Some Help With The Corn

    Bacillus thuringiensis, use to get it as Dipel, Thuricide and BT. Not sure if you can get those anymore. It causes a fatal disease in the worms. Won't harm plants, humans or animal. Can harvest the...
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    Re: Need Some Help With The Corn

    I've heard of using castor oil. Also my Uncle used mineral oil. Lot of work if you have very much corn. Their is something at the local farm center used to spray. But brain lapse, can't recall what...
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    Re: 1810d lift capacity

    Be sure you have plenty of counterweight on the rear end. Some type of implement, your hoe, bushhog or such.
  74. Thread: FEL's

    by waynokakid
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    Re: FEL's

    Looks to me like the Koyker 80 fits tighter on the F17. Probably should of went with the 80 instead of the 120 on my F16. But that was all the dealer could get for some reason. His fit up sheet...
  75. Thread: FEL's

    by waynokakid
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    Re: FEL's

    Vacation time, must be nice. Well enjoy. As to anything to look out for. Mine is pretty much bullet proof, also. Some parts can be hard to find. And expensive as they have to come from Japan. One of...
  76. Thread: FEL's

    by waynokakid
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    Re: FEL's

    I don't have any pictures of it right now, jimmer. I've been having fun working the tractor.:D Good tough tractor. Do anything you want it to. I went with the 120 Koyker. The smaller model would...
  77. Re: More China Toxins; U.S. Import Ban; China Mad

    Anybody remember what Henry Kissinger said about the Chinese when he left office? "Beware of the Chinese, they like to work."
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    Re: The Battle Has Started

    My experience with deer in the garden, is that all scent based repellents work for a short time. Then once they notice no danger associated with it they continue the feeding. Aggravating in the...
  79. Thread: FEL's

    by waynokakid
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    Re: FEL's

    Hey John, I've got a Koyker on my F16D. Fits the bill for me. Your welcome to come and look at it. And I'll give you info on the place that I got the best deal.
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    Re: Funny thing happened, well kinda funny

    :D :D :D I like those acronymns. I'll be sure and pass them on to my uncle.
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    Re: Funny thing happened, well kinda funny

    No swinging drawbar on his, so that is why the pto was engaged. To use the lift. He is a big fella, and rather stout. I wouldn't want to mess with him. And he is 25+ years my senior. Still works...
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    Re: Funny thing happened, well kinda funny

    He told me how he was dragging the cars. And if I understand him right, he was using the drawbar on his 3pt. And when his raises it starts the pto. Is that the way the 8n works? If you ask me he was...
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    Re: Funny thing happened, well kinda funny

    I don't think I would of told anyone either. But he is the type of person that likes to brag about what he did or has done. Not sure why the pto was running. Maybe worn out linkage like defective...
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    Funny thing happened, well kinda funny

    My uncle was at the back of his property moving some old junk cars with his 8n. Just hooking a chain and dragging them behind an old house. As usual all he had on was sweatpants, tshirt and tennies....
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    Re: Embarrasing question

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/oil-fuel-lubricants/80398-how-load-grease-gun.html#post889572
    There are many articles on the web about using a grease gun. As previously stated just google using...
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    Re: Feeding Squirrels....

    I have used a small amount of cayenne pepper, mixed with the bird seed. Birds don't sense it. But the squirrels sure don't like getting their mouths burned. I use an old coffee container and add...
  87. Re: Where is the north star or brightest star in sky?

    One sure fire way to tell if it is a planet or star.....star's twinkle, planets don't.
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    Re: Can a Yanmar compare....

    Well said california. I bought a yanmar that had been sitting for awhile. I knew it would need repairs as the rear pinion gear was out. Being a tinkerer myself and for the price I said what the heck....
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    Re: Any good sites for pole barn plans?

    Try this one blackrat......lots of good plans and also on the links in the webpage.......Untitled Document....its from the north dakota state ag department.
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    Re: economy chainsaw

    I just bought my second Poulan, a Poulan Pro with 18" bar. That one was manufactured in Northwest Arkansas. The other one I bought 25 years ago and still runs great. It was orginally a 16", but since...
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    Re: TBN Bumper Stickers

    Thanks Muhammhad....Received two great looking TBN bumper stickers.
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    Re: Skidding large log with B7800

    Rudy's got the idea! I also use a drawbar, but with logging tongs. Just back up to the log, lower tongs over the log, lift and away you go. Don't even have to get off tractor. Dragging with a chain...
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    Re: How do you dispose of your old hydraulic oil

    I'm like you Bob, use mine as chainsaw bar oil. I will add about half a can of STP oil treatment when I pour it up in my gallon jug. Makes it a little more sticky.
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    Re: Am I too tractor minded?

    I agree tallyho. Kids now days need lots of exerise. I rode my bicycle all over the hills where I grew up. And now love to ride a bike. What's the old saying? Use it or lose it!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Tilling garden

    Very true, if you do decide to just till everything in. Be certain to rotate the crops. i.e., tomatoes where corn was, squash where lettuce and such was. It will help to control on disease and...
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    Re: Tilling garden

    That is a good idea about adding rotted plant material to a garden. Adds alot of good organic material. But if you have had any disease or insect problems during the growing season, I would avoid it....
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    Re: Bumper Sticker Sightings....

    [quote=_RaT_]Some new and good ones I have not seen. I always thought the one that said "CAUTION Baby On Board" was a bit strange. I mean, was I now going to drive extra super careful.

    The first...
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    Re: Holy Cow..... I'm having TWINS!!!

    Congradulations ByronBob. My twin sons will be 24 in Janurary. Wow, it is twice as much work but also twice as much fun. You get to do everything twice:D Be prepared for lots of attention when you...
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    Re: Lifting front of tractor with FEL

    I kinda get the old pucker factor going when that happens:eek: It does come in handy around here (ozarks) to pull or push your way through various "problem" areas.
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    Re: Neck injuries

    When you are looking back on your tractor, do you lean on your elbow? I ask because when I worked as an engineer for the railroad, I worked on a yard job. Switching cars and I would lean on my elbow...
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