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    Re: Rusted Gas Tank Repair and Motor Mounts

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

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

    by 2458n
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    Re: Why SSQA?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    by 2458n
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    Re: L Series owners

    I believe a 8n needs about 900 lbs outback to lift the front end. Read this someplace. Learned this as a kid with the Dearborn 3pt. disc and a couple of railroad ties.
  10. 3-Point Hitch Re: How do I find balls for my lower 3 point quick attach arms DK 5010?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    by 2458n
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    Re: 12 volt heater

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

    by 2458n
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    Re: 8AM Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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    Re: Harbor freight

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

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

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

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

    by 2458n
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    Re: Deer processing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    by 2458n
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    Re: Cell Tower Lease

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

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

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

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

    by 2458n
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    Re: Winter Storage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    by 2458n
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    Re: Loader valve.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Government was allowing a 100,000 write off in one year at one time. Sister made a bunch of money at the number four dealership in sales. Ranchers and bigtime sports stars all had to have one back...
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    Re: Log splitter build

    My splitter has no table or log lift the hitch is behind the wedge. It gets thrown on the ground and the beam is only six inches above ground level at the low en d. The ground acts like my splitting...
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    Re: Best Frint Tires For Loader Use ?

    The 11 inch tire is common on bigger tractors and hopper wagons. Get yourself some old "E'' rated truck tires and you will be fine.
  74. Re: Big pretty moth - - anyone know what kind it is?

    Kind of nice looking.
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    Re: Any reason to NOT get the wider trailer?

    I am to old to do the slide out the window trick.
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    Re: My Wicked Grapple bush grabber attachment

    Your grapple with the plates looks great. You can just back drag to clear it out. When the ground is soft you should really be able to clean up. Multi-flower rose comes to mind.
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    Re: Sizing extension cords

    Should have asked question first. 175 feet is way to far. Gas powered is made for this use.
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    Re: Just another junk chainsaw

    Where have you been ? Always enjoy your posts. Hope everything is well with you. Also from Ohio.
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    Re: How long does your truck last ?

    Thank you for reminding of the mileage vs. hours thing. I bought a truck for the motor when I was in high school. Later found it was a low mileage engine ,but it came out of a cemetery. Lot of hours...
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    How long does your truck last ?

    I see quite a few trucks at auctions with over 200,000 miles on them. Is there anything left when they get to this point? Today a water plant truck in Defiance Ohio sold for1300.00 dollars. Was 13...
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    Re: New Memelber from Ohio

    Nice area. Hope Dayton stays put and leaves you some country. Still some small dealers in ag equipment in your area. Great resource when needed. Much needed info here and the price is right.
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    Chipper Re: Wire fence through big chipper?

    Rent a mini bobcat hoe for a day. Run it like you stole it and dig some deep pits in the area where the brush is. Scrap prices do not pay for the hauling, or recovery of the rusty fence. Stuff the...
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    Re: What a nightmare, please read.

    I would work with the dealer for a loaner tractor. Your trying to make a living and there is probably a 3400 hour tractor setting on the lot. If you were given use of it for a month little would be...
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    Re: Old style tube type loaders

    Looks like with the teeth and chains it has been used for something. Besides checking the trans and rear end I would look for power steering. It is very handy. As you are aware 1900 can be spent on a...
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    Re: Considering 3 pt tiller

    Tillers do not work well on 8Ns in my area because you do not have a low enough gear. Tiller will just push the tractor. This is a reason to by a reverse tiller. Even then I do not have knowledge if...
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    Backhoe Re: Aarps 720 backhoe worth 2k?

    I have a 730 Arps hoe that I gave 1200 dollars for at auction. Was mounted on a Ford 4000 with a front loader. 1st owner used it to pop three stumps with to build a pole barn. If you notice the top...
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Spring pin on PTO coupler yoke

    use a pin and drive the remains out the larger side. TSC or the like will have the parts to repair the yoke. A bolt will work if you get a nut with a nylon insert it will work better. Some of my...
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    Re: Very high engine oil level

    Fuel could have been filling the crankcase. I shut my fuel tank off every use , and check oil before starting.
  89. Re: Where can I advertise a heavy duty utility trailer?

    Do not sell yourself short by trying to save a few dollars advertising. The trailer is a asset and should not be just given away.
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    Re: Adding onto a trailer lenth

    Got to be a buyer for a 16 ft. car trailer. Tires are bad? Tongue bent ? See if someone wants to trade for your trailer on a longer one or for something else you could use. Chris is correct in his...
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    Re: 82 inch tiller..32 pto hp

    To big- not all ground is good all of the time. Doing seed plots for deer yesterday in Northwestern Ohio. 64 pto horse power with a 5 ft. Howard. Already tilled ground was to wet and you could not...
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    Re: TSC never keeps their stock up!!!!!

    Rural King just came into Greenville Ohio. Moved into a x Kmart. TSC a block away. Shop both when in that town. Cat 2 3 point pin was 3 dollars higher at TSC. I knew because I had just purchased one...
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    Re: Here's why you grease your loader faithfully.

    When I finally got in a Union apprentice program one of the first tasks was to take your grease gun and go grease that backhoe. I was able to do so without missing any zerk fittings. Most often...
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    Re: MF 165 power steering shaft seals

    My Kubota L245dt came with power steering that is no longer available. Did not know how to take apart- so took cylinder off tractor and went to local hyd. repair shop. 135 dollars later it was honed...
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    Re: Finish Mower. I know nothing about them.

    Ran my finish mower today to get ahead of 5 days with rain. Forgot to say you want good size tire on your finish mower to help with rough ground. The top link is not fixed solid on my mower. The top...
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    Re: Finish Mower. I know nothing about them.

    I have a couple finish mowers right now that are not getting used. Just plain dry in my part of Ohio. Six ft. bush hog was bought for a really low price at auction. I was able to buy for less than...
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    Re: Transporting Tractor 1000 miles, Rent??

    Do not see many hot shot riggs on the interstate anymore. With big trucks getting 6.5 mpg there is probably to little backhaul to keep running at a profit.
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    Mowing My 275 is at the farm. It is early 80's and has 3...

    My 275 is at the farm. It is early 80's and has 3 pto speeds 540,750, &1000. Keep it at 540 and you will not hear the whistle mounted on the rubber radiator overflow hose. I can tell when it is...
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    Re: mott 72HD flail mower idler

    22 hp and your going to mow 24 inch grass. Give the mower a chance -you either have to much mower,by about a foot. Or too small on the horse power. Mow slow and do not tear up what you have.
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    Re: you-pick flower farm

    A friend grows statice, which he sells dried to florists. Started out well and then found help hard to come by. Same problem with small square bales for horses. German Baptist sell sweet corn and...
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