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    Re: Just joined from Downunder

    There are several members from Downunder on here. I've not met a bad one yet. Post some pics of your World when you get a chance. We love pictures!!!! :D
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    Re: Price check on a Kubota 900 RTV

    Year ago I gave $5500 for an 08 with 180 hrs no cab very straight. I think I bought it a couple thousand below what it might have been able to bring.

    Good luck with the pending purchase.
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    Re: US Postal Service

    Yeah, my UPS guy says his very rural route isn't profitable at all. His route is in a County with 8500 population and he doesn't go into a town larger than 500.
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    Re: US Postal Service

    I heard a small news blurb about that but hadn't saw it firsthand. I know they also have tied in with UPS and FedEx to be the final leg of delivery for them.
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Scraper / BoxBlade Choices?

    First, let me say I don't want to "run" anything. I'm just here to discuss subjects that interest me.

    Sponsors don't run any website. Posters do.

    Sponsors are here because we (posters) are...
  6. Thread: Kubota

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    Re: Kubota

    On the back of the gauge there might be three terminals. A + terminal that should be 12V when the key is on. A ground terminal that should be grounded at all times. A sender unit terminal that...
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    Re: US Postal Service

    Hey!!!! We need jobs...... ;)
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    Re: Tracked Skid Steer or Tractor?

    Good point.
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Scraper / BoxBlade Choices?

    Yeah, I saw that too.
  10. Re: Bucket roll hydro constantly wants to engage itself

    That's definitely an internal problem with the valve. I'm not smart enough to guide you toward a fix.

    Hopefully someone will chime in here soon with an answer. Sorry.
  11. Re: Bucket roll hydro constantly wants to engage itself

    The curl lever spring loads back to center when you let go? I.e., pull back and let go, it returns to center? Push forward and let go, it returns to center?
  12. Re: Can the Japanese or Indians build better tractors?

    I didn't read any underlying motive in the question. I simply looked at it as a subject of discussion. I think Neal with Messick's gave you the clearest answer.
  13. Re: Can the Japanese or Indians build better tractors?

    Yep, seen those.

    Just for sake of discussion I went on JD's website and built a 9370R. Retail is $357,000. That's probably more than a few semi truck loads of the largest Mahindras sold in...
  14. 3-Point Hitch Re: 1529 is there an adjustment or stops on the position control?

    The maximum lift and maximum drop of the 3pt is limited by the stroke of the cylinder and the lift system it operates.

    The adjustment you made allows the position control lever to maximize those...
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    Re: US Postal Service

    I agree Mike. Our carrier puts packages in the garage. Can't remember the last time I had to go to the P.O. to pick up anything. Might help that I run the road grader that services most of the...
  16. Re: Can the Japanese or Indians build better tractors?

    Yeah, that is the type of statistic I was wondering about?? How many two wheel Mahindras does it take to financially equal a JD9370R??? :)
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    Re: US Postal Service

    The accuracy of UPS tracking system is always correct.

    The accuracy of USPS tracking system is rarely correct.
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    Re: US Postal Service

    I saw that story on Seinfeld!!!!!! :D
  19. Re: Can the Japanese or Indians build better tractors?

    I don't doubt number of tractors sold each year. Wonder about total dollars of sales? Lot more small tractors sold there. Lot less large tractors.
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    Re: The new 1953 Jubilee!

    Lot of truth to that Larry!!!! :)
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    Re: The new 1953 Jubilee!

    Being non-power steering tractors I believe the additional front end weight might have been what was most noticeable.

    The 8 series would pull 3x14s the same speed as the Jubilee would pull 2x14s. ...
  22. 3-Point Hitch Re: 1529 is there an adjustment or stops on the position control?

    Oh yeah, I get it now. That adjuster is normally used to coordinate the stroke of the 3pt cylinder to the lever.

    Yeah, I'm guessing you are right about why it was out of adjustment!!! :)
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    Buying Advice Re: Looking to buy my neighbor's Kioti DK50c

    That was my point.

    I think you are on track and if the bulk of the attachments fit your needs, go for it!!! Update us on the decision with pictures of use of course. :)
  24. Re: Can the Japanese or Indians build better tractors?

    You are talking above my Pay Grade now. I have no idea who owns the plants. :)

    Doesn't matter much to me either way. The QC is always controlled by the executives signing the checks.

    My...
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Scraper / BoxBlade Choices?

    I think I remember that time!!!! :D
  26. Re: Can the Japanese or Indians build better tractors?

    I'll take this a step farther. If there is a lack of quality, it's the original buyer's fault. Couldn't think of a better word than "buyer". So I'll plug in names, don't want to get accused of...
  27. Re: Can the Japanese or Indians build better tractors?

    You beat me to it. I totally agree.
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Scraper / BoxBlade Choices?

    It was an assumption on my part that anyone who followed this discussion thru it's entirety and saw my comment followed by smiley would understand. fried did. :D
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    Buying Advice Re: Looking to buy my neighbor's Kioti DK50c

    I didn't take it that way at all. The "other party" is buying a new CTL. Wish the neighbor I traded help with had a new CTL......
  30. Re: Looking at a Case 580CK for my new rural home (total newb to tractors)

    Hope it works great for you!!!! Keep us updated as you use it more. Love to see other's projects!!! :)
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    Re: The new 1953 Jubilee!

    I would too. I think they continued to improve. Drove a 641 many, many hours starting as a new tractor. It did not have a two stage clutch. Later drove an 861 for many, many hours. As I noted,...
  32. 3-Point Hitch Re: 1529 is there an adjustment or stops on the position control?

    I've never saw a 3pt lever with an adjustment like that?

    Hopefully it solved your problem!!!! :)
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    Buying Advice Re: Looking to buy my neighbor's Kioti DK50c

    Pictures usually make things look better than they actually are. That said, the backhoe appears to have been used a lot and worst part, it appears to have sat outside a LOT. So, assuming he bought...
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    Re: Tracked Skid Steer or Tractor?

    I agree. For clarity, he's talking about a CTL not a SS. Huge difference.


    Edit: Sorry Snobdds, I reread the OP, he did say Tracked Skid Steer. My brain automatically converted that to a CTL....
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    Buying Advice Re: Looking to buy my neighbor's Kioti DK50c

    I'm too high on the backhoe, it's closer to $3,500 or less. And that's only if you need it.

    I'm not a fan of bucket forks either. But that's getting picky.

    Anyway, now my total is at $28,900....
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    Buying Advice Re: Looking to buy my neighbor's Kioti DK50c

    Just took a shot in the dark at my evaluations.
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    Re: Tracked Skid Steer or Tractor?

    A machine isn't going to clear that property. Manual labor is. Look forward to seeing progress. :)
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    Re: The new 1953 Jubilee!

    I consider it the best "all around" Ford made in that era. Less powerful than the later 800 models. But much more nimble. A joy to use.
  39. Thread: My shop build

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    Re: My shop build

    Excellent, thanks for the link. I'll check em out!!!! Back to shop building. :)
  40. Thread: My shop build

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    Re: My shop build

    I don't want to in any way distract from this build thread, but, I'm interested in the traps you build?? When you get started with production again post some pics and descriptions if you don't mind....
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Scraper / BoxBlade Choices?

    My comment about the "paint guy" QC was tongue in cheek, that's why I added the smiley. The issues with that BB had nothing to do with paint. :D
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Scraper / BoxBlade Choices?

    This whole debacle was started by EA. Whatever they offered to do thru emails, phone calls, PM's etc., is irrelevant. I don't recall one public post by Travis that accepted responsibility for the...
  43. Thread: My shop build

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    Re: My shop build

    Not picking on you my friend, just clarifying.

    If this thread is followed to conclusion a prospective builder will also learn that when the building is standing there skinned it's just a shed. ...
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Scraper / BoxBlade Choices?

    I agree. I was involved in that thread. catman8 didn't start the "fight", EA did. And thru it all EA never admitted error in the thread. All Travis had to do was what catman8 described, simply...
  45. Thread: My shop build

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    Re: My shop build

    Correct me if I'm wrong, that doesn't include site preparation and concrete. Just assembly hours?
  46. Thread: MX brush guard

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    Re: MX brush guard

    Yep, I carry at least two chains of various lengths on each tractor.
  47. Thread: My shop build

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    Re: My shop build

    I hear ya. You are beginning to get on top of this project. That's gotta feel good!!!!! :)
  48. Thread: My shop build

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    Re: My shop build

    Congratulations on your first rain!!!! You've accomplished a lot!!!!!

    Caution about moving in too much before you get your wiring, etc., done. You'll have to move it all. But then, with a...
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    Re: Radiator Guard for Grapple ??

    I don't abuse my tractor, but I use it. I built this one using the factory frame.



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    Re: 6x6 treated posts in ground

    I've never used a pad, never had a post sink. Think it totally depends on soil type.
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    Re: Fired Road contractor. Build it myself?

    Great progress!!!! Thanks for the update pics. Puts the magnitude of this project into perspective.
  52. Thread: My shop build

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    Re: My shop build

    Sorry you had the square problem. Metal siding/roofing is nonforgiving. Any squaring issue regardless of how small is going to surface.

    I totally understand the dilemna you found yourself in...
  53. Thread: Landscapes

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    Re: Landscapes

    Pete, mankind hasn't been very considerate of it's damage to Mother Earth as it migrated around, taking all of it's favorite species with it.......

    Our Forefathers thought we needed the English...
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    Re: Hydraulic top link issues

    Yep, I would too. You deserve some quality tractor time!!! :)
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Scraper / BoxBlade Choices?

    A couple quick, easy braces added would multiply it's strength several times over.
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    Re: Duluth Trading Ball Room Jeans

    Of course you would. :D
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    Re: Bucket bleed down?

    I'm not very good at idly killing time either...... But hey, you are "banking" some points with the wife!!! :D
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    Re: Hydraulic top link issues

    Glad it worked for you!!!! And these are adjustable valves??

    No criticism here, just an observation. You may want to put a longer hose on the barrel end. The prying pressure of that hose trying...
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    Re: New shop started

    I was a bit paranoid when I first started using my hoist. But I pay no attention to that now. Mine is a 4 post drive-on. I think it's considerably safer than a 2 post with arms.

    When was the...
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    Re: Landscapes

    Yep, we see that here as well.

    An example of the opposite affect here was the use of DDT. We almost caused the demise of our National Bird, the Bald Eagle by it's use.

    In the scheme of things...
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    Re: Duluth Trading Ball Room Jeans

    Subliminal messages. :)
  62. Thread: New 3039R

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    Re: New 3039R

    Bummer. Regardless of brand, I'm so sorry this happens to any buyer. I've never experienced things like this so can't really relate. Hopefully somewhere in here is a turn for the positive. Hard...
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    Re: Duluth Trading Ball Room Jeans

    You are the guy commercials are written for. You watch them and don't even know it. :)
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    Re: Duluth Trading Ball Room Jeans

    I don't know what commercials you are talking about??

    For me, the channel changer commercials are GM. I can hear brain cells screaming their last breath in the background.
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    Re: Duluth Trading Ball Room Jeans

    I've got a fire hose and a flannel insulated jacket. No problems. Other than a Pita to put on over a sweatshirt, sleeves are fleece lined. Great snaps, seem to be durable. The flannel version is...
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    Re: Relief - Finally you are back! :)

    I think you guys need a life. :)
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    Re: New shop started

    Us old guys always blame it on the bike...... :
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    Re: New shop started

    Awesome shop. Just needs worked in. :D
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    Re: "Reverse clevis hitch"? Anyone ever tried?

    Here's some pics of my scraper hitch.



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    Re: "Reverse clevis hitch"? Anyone ever tried?

    Forgive my crappy pics. But hey, I remembered to get them. :)

    I built my Hammer Strap. Uses an 1 1/4" pin.

    The pics of the lunette are on my scraper. As I mentioned earlier, previous owner...
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    Re: "Reverse clevis hitch"? Anyone ever tried?

    I'll try to remember to measure mine. It is actually too big for my uses, and the uses of the previous owner. He welded some plate in the rearward half of the circle to make it smaller. This took...
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    Re: This is BLASPHEMY, but here goes...

    Me neither. :)
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    Re: This is BLASPHEMY, but here goes...

    Oh no,,,, I want to "own" a backhoe.... Just can't quite justify it. :D
  74. Re: Trying to buy a tractor - 3 options has me confused on best value for my use - HE

    No worries. Rarely is anyone "invited" into a discussion. We all butt in. :)

    Welcome to TBN neighbor. 60 miles North of you. You happen to know Rick Berry?
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    Re: This is BLASPHEMY, but here goes...

    This website is full of members that own a tractor they rarely use. If the OP is one of them, he should be applauded for realizing his error and recouping some of the money he's invested in this...
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    Re: This is BLASPHEMY, but here goes...

    Yes there is. Then throw in the UTVs. I think I even saw a 3pt kit for the Kubota RTVs?

    I'd say if the OP doesn't have a use for his tractor, he's better off selling it and using the ATV.
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    Re: Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    Looks pretty good to me just like it is!!!! Keep us posted on any changes!!!

    Welcome to TBN!!!
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    Re: FEL Road Maintenance Cutter

    And they are simply running it with 3rd function?
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    Re: "Reverse clevis hitch"? Anyone ever tried?

    I don't have a pic of my scraper hitch. I can get one tomorrow. It is rigid, doesn't rotate. But honestly, I've not saw a need for it to rotate. The ring allows side to side rotation. Also,...
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    Re: coolant change interval

    Thanks for the link. Very informative.

    Clearly and repeatedly states SCA in the system can be properly balanced by using a proper coolant filter which contains DCA4. This filter should be...
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    Re: coolant change interval

    Probly not....
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    Ballast Re: Can I do it Myself?

    Sorry Pete, I was posting same time you were. Oldpath05, defer to Pete's response. :)
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    Ballast Re: Can I do it Myself?

    With an air operator bead breaker if so equipped. Or with a hammer and a wedge if not. Tractor wheels do not have safety beads. So most times it don't take much to break them down.
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    Ballast Re: Can I do it Myself?

    Yep...
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    Re: coolant change interval

    Please take no offense. Can you valid that with some confirmed documentation?
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    Re: Fired Road contractor. Build it myself?

    Progress. I love progress.

    Remember you have to control water runoff from the uphill side.

    Lookin good!!!! Thanks for posting the update pics!!!!
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    Re: coolant change interval

    That's proof enough for me. :)
  88. Thread: Broken bolt

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    Re: Broken bolt

    Thanks for the update. Hope that's the end of that problem!!! :)
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    Box Scraper Re: Box scraper for hard pack dirt/gravel road

    Very, very true.
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    Re: Hydraulic top link issues

    Yeah, I suppose it could. Might take some fiddling with to find the sweet spot.
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    Re: coolant change interval

    I totally understand. Was now condemning at all. Just curious about documented proof of need from a source other than the manufacturer of the product. :)
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    Re: Drill seeder help

    Lynn, I'm jealous of your drill. Wish I could find one. I'd convert it to 3pt. What brand is yours???

    High scrap iron prices sent a lot of these to the shredder...... Real bummer....

    Nice...
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    Re: Adding a Hydraulice toplink

    So the tractor has not rear remote currently?
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    Tires Re: Rear tire flat- lost ballast

    Yeah, getting the tire back on the rim might require an expert. Moving the tractor is easily accomplished. I suggested using the hoe to move because I didn't figure he could run the hoe controls...
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    Re: coolant change interval

    I'm too OCD for that. But not OCD enough to regularly change anti-freeze. I'm a mess..... :)
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    Re: coolant change interval

    I've never changed anti-freeze just for the sake of changing it............ :confused3:

    Give me some proven failures because of lack of changing. For example, my 17 year old, 220K mile truck...
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    Re: Pole barn thoughts and ideas please

    I'd want to be able to back the truck/trailer into the shop and shut the door.

    Put the hoist at the back of the second spot so a vehicle could be parked in that slot without being "in" the hoist.
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    Tires Re: Rear tire flat- lost ballast

    Think about it..... You have a backhoe on this tractor..... The BH boom should easily lift the side the flat is on. Put the tractor in neutral, using the BH, lift the tractor and push it forward...
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    Re: New specialty license plate in Tennessee

    Thank you for your Service.
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    Box Scraper Re: Box scraper for hard pack dirt/gravel road

    An LPGS is not a Road Grader. A Road Grader is not an LPGS. They have nothing in common.
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