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    I have a GL 5740 Kubota with hst+ , had a hard...

    I have a GL 5740 Kubota with hst+ , had a hard time spending the extra money for it over the other tractors I was looking at but decided that what ever I bought I was going to own it for awhile. I am...
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    I have a set of 8350 drills, when I am done for...

    I have a set of 8350 drills, when I am done for the season I sweep them out and then spray diesel fuel in and around the fertilizer box or any part that has come in contact with fertilizer. My tarps...
  3. My farm is only 6 miles from where I store my...

    My farm is only 6 miles from where I store my tractor but found that I didn't use my tractor as much as I wanted to because of the hassle of getting it to and from the farm, decided to get a...
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    Loader I either retract the cylinder or put grease on...

    I either retract the cylinder or put grease on the chrome rod when I store equipment that doesn't get used frequently.
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    Have used an old roller chain loosely looped...

    Have used an old roller chain loosely looped around the frame and spool as mentioned above for years on my disk. Mine is an offset disk and it always built up between 2 taper blades especially in wet...
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    Have had good luck using a small live trap and...

    Have had good luck using a small live trap and regular rat traps, my problems have been pack rats so leaving the hood up will also help
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    Forks Bale forks are the only thing I have seen done...

    Bale forks are the only thing I have seen done this way and this setup did pick the bale up higher, I am sure on a small tractor it might stress the arms but we didn't have an issue.
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    Forks Those tines are designed to slide under the bale...

    Those tines are designed to slide under the bale and it allows them to float on uneven ground, have used one similar to this one in the past, just make sure to use the safety chains or when you pull...
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    My 2012 5740 only has 140 hrs and out of warranty...

    My 2012 5740 only has 140 hrs and out of warranty so hoping this is not real common.
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    Re: MY 2012 5740 HSTC HAS AN OIL LEAK

    Have read in past that there is a seal that starts to leak and fixing it requires the tractor to be split for repair using an updated seal.
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    Canopy Westendorf Dura-poly cool cap

    Anyone have one of these? Been wanting a canopy that can be installed and removed easily, only want a canopy when mowing so this canopy with the easy mount bracket looked interesting.
    My ...
  12. Grapple Thanks for answering my questions on the tree...

    Thanks for answering my questions on the tree puller and what it cost to build. Like the idea on torching the cutter plate last. May have to start rounding up parts to make my own. Looks like 4x6...
  13. Grapple Thanks for the response and the comments on the...

    Thanks for the response and the comments on the different types of puller. The trees that need pulled are less than 3" and don't plan on using it on anything but my 5740 Kubota.
    Do you have an...
  14. Grapple Could you tell a little more about your tree...

    Could you tell a little more about your tree puller. Was asking about tree puller on a different thread but saw this one. What type and size of trees is it capable of, thanks
  15. Thread: tree/post puller

    by 930ck
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    Chaining the trees is an option but with the...

    Chaining the trees is an option but with the number of trees I have I was looking at something for my fel.
    The one that grabs by squeezing like a log splitter looks like it would grab small...
  16. Thread: tree/post puller

    by 930ck
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    tree/post puller

    Would like to know if one of these would work well on the fel of a Kubota 5740 to pull up to 3" elm and hedge trees.
    Anything bigger I can saw and spray the stumps but its hard to find those...
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    Buying Advice I have two 150 hp tractors, a two wheel drive and...

    I have two 150 hp tractors, a two wheel drive and a mfd drive. Only do field work with them but the mfd is much more productive. Price for mfd tractor was quit a bit higher.
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    Been subscribing to Farm Show since around 1978...

    Been subscribing to Farm Show since around 1978 and have saved every issue. Some of the ideas are good some aren't, but still find it interesting. After over 35 years it would be odd not getting the...
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    When I put my 95 Honda Accord auto in 2nd it...

    When I put my 95 Honda Accord auto in 2nd it starts out in second gear. Was thinking older Ford's were the same.
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    Very similar to these , loaded correctly traction...

    Very similar to these , loaded correctly traction wouldn't be a problem and more people would look at the pulling combo than what was on it.
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    Long time ago saw a picture of a stock trailer...

    Long time ago saw a picture of a stock trailer that had been attached to the front half of a 4 wheel drive pickup, making it a front wheel drive. Made it more maneuverable and easy to load, but seems...
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    Remember the same article, thinking it was thin...

    Remember the same article, thinking it was thin crp grass that wasn't to hard to cut.
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    My 2013 regular cab, 4x4, 8' bed with a 6.0 gas...

    My 2013 regular cab, 4x4, 8' bed with a 6.0 gas will get around 14 to 16 on flat roads and no wind, at 65 mph. Any stop and start drops it to an average of 12.
  24. Dealer Thought the same thing, searching websites after...

    Thought the same thing, searching websites after hours shows being closed. This is at stores I know are not shut down.
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    Almost every truck I look at has the tranny...

    Almost every truck I look at has the tranny cooler fins beaten flat from bugs, mine only has a few thousand miles and already has several dings in the cooler, hope an insert helps prevent it.
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    That is what I was looking for just couldn't find...

    That is what I was looking for just couldn't find one locally, thanks.
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    2013 Chevy 2500hd tranny cooler protection

    Has anybody found a bumper insert for the opening in the front bumper that would keep the tranny cooler from getting damaged. Wouldn't mind something to protect the radiator and other coolers also.
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    300 inline 6 and manual transmission was one of...

    300 inline 6 and manual transmission was one of Fords best combinations in a 1/2 ton pickup at that time.
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    Was able to drill out a broken tap by heating it...

    Was able to drill out a broken tap by heating it up with a torch cherry red so the tap was annealed, let it cool and then drilled it out.
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    Box Scraper Being outside the "free shipping" zone eliminated...

    Being outside the "free shipping" zone eliminated buying some brands, this one is a little on the crude side and the paint isn't the best, but for a box that is just going to be drug through the...
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    Box Scraper The pins for the scarifiers are located between...

    The pins for the scarifiers are located between the two 1/2" plates that the scarifers are mounted to, adjusting them won't be as handy as other brands and there are only two adjustment holes.
    ...
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    Box Scraper In a previous thread I asked about the difference...

    In a previous thread I asked about the difference between several Landpride series box blades. Talked to dealer and he told me he had gotten a fairly heavy box in on a trade.
    The back is...
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    The responses so far are what I was expecting,...

    The responses so far are what I was expecting, everything I have read on boxblades is the heavier the better, since I have never had one don't know how much I will use one. Will talk to dealer about...
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    Landpride boxblade

    Looking for a boxblade and was wondering if the difference between Landpride's 15 and 25 series was worth the extra money. Box will go on a Kubota L5740 and thinking a 72" width. Three point brackets...
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    I will agree with the dealers comment, the Kubota...

    I will agree with the dealers comment, the Kubota has a long track record of being a good product, like Honda and Kioti doesn't, like Hyundai. I would have just told him that I think Kioti and...
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    If my Kubota 5740 was my first or only tractor...

    If my Kubota 5740 was my first or only tractor having no clutch and the brakes on the left would be better, but my other tractors have foot clutches and brakes on the right. Where the Kubota brake...
  37. Thread: Cab or No Cab

    by 930ck
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    Grew up using open station tractors, hated the...

    Grew up using open station tractors, hated the heat and dust doing field work in summer conditions. Now have cab tractors for that but still prefer being out in the open, can see and hear more. Don't...
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    Have a 52 chevy with 2 speed but the switch is...

    Have a 52 chevy with 2 speed but the switch is mounted on the dash , when loaded run in low, when empty run in high, not really the set up for split-shifting. Would prefer the one with 2 speed but...
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    When I get a set of pallet forks they will be...

    When I get a set of pallet forks they will be overrated for my tractors lift not for the carrying capacity but because I would probably abuse them trying to pry things out of the ground.
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    I have a turbo saw but no rocks thankfully....

    I have a turbo saw but no rocks thankfully. Everything I plan on cutting is pasture so cutting stumps flush with the ground is fine, no plans of removing the stumps. Spray the stumps with tordon so...
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    Since I bought mine they had a price increase of ...

    Since I bought mine they had a price increase of $100 so that price is in line.
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    Less than a year ago $3800

    Less than a year ago $3800
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    When I was looking for a trailer by the time 16"...

    When I was looking for a trailer by the time 16" tires, brakes on both axles and heavier hitch jack were added to the price of a 10000 lb trailer it was within a few hundred of a 14000 lb trailer....
  44. If you don't have a need for the grapple on the...

    If you don't have a need for the grapple on the turbo saw they do sell one that comes with a push bar instead for less money. Have a turbosaw with grapple works well on up to 10" but I have cut...
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    Yes if you average out all the comments and...

    Yes if you average out all the comments and comparisons it does seem that the 4.10s seem to be the best all around ratio.
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    The one I am looking at has 17" tires if that...

    The one I am looking at has 17" tires if that matters.
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    That's why I am surprised at the difference in...

    That's why I am surprised at the difference in tow capacity
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    The dual speed hydro is what I like the best...

    The dual speed hydro is what I like the best about the hst+
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    Most of my driving whether empty or loaded is on...

    Most of my driving whether empty or loaded is on rural highways running 55 to 65 mph, rarely on interstate, and not to much big city driving. Can get the truck I am looking at for 30% off list so...
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    Any place I will be towing is pretty flat so this...

    Any place I will be towing is pretty flat so this combination should work , have been reading that fuel usage between the two ratios are about the same.
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    The pickup has the six speed and 3.73, agree the...

    The pickup has the six speed and 3.73, agree the 6.0 is not the best but can't justify a diesel. About 10,000# is all I plan on pulling and not that often, most of the time it will be empty. Agree on...
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    Just doesn't seem that just that difference would...

    Just doesn't seem that just that difference would let you pull three thousand pounds more.
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    3.73 or 4.10 rear end gears

    Looking at 3/4 ton pickups specs and besides the ratios what is the difference in the truck that allows the 4.10 to haul and pull so much more than the 3.73. Looking at a chevy with a 6.0 gas.
  54. Thread: 14 ft disk worn?

    by 930ck
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    We replace disk blades when we can't disk at the...

    We replace disk blades when we can't disk at the proper depth, running as deep as the spools is hard on gang bearings.
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    Mowing Have owned a 54" fast track for 5 years and...

    Have owned a 54" fast track for 5 years and about 120 hours no repairs needed so far, would buy one again but it will be years before I need to replace this one.
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    Re: Mahindra vs Kubota

    Was ready to buy the mahindra 5035 over the kubota mx 5100 , just did not like the hydro pedal on the 5100 and it just seemed cheap. the 5035 was heavier and came standard with items that would have...
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    I have a smv sign on my tractor but was told to...

    I have a smv sign on my tractor but was told to remove it from the tractor when hauling it on a trailer, then it is not a slow moving vehicle.
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    Hadn't thought about that, but that would let me...

    Hadn't thought about that, but that would let me chain the tractor down the same way no matter what I had attached to it. Was going to make attachment points to my grill guard for chain, will have...
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    If I ran chains from the drawbar across the...

    If I ran chains from the drawbar across the implement at an angle down to the trailer would that be a legal method of transporting them?
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    That is what I had in mind but unless I put...

    That is what I had in mind but unless I put blocks under the implement the chain would be putting pressure on the three point arms. Didn't know if that would be a good idea or not.
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    hauling tractor with 3 point implements

    Wanting to leave implements attached to the tractor when on the trailer but am having trouble getting chains from the tractor to the trailer without the three point arms or implement being in the way...
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    Clutch does seem unnecessary on a hydro but since...

    Clutch does seem unnecessary on a hydro but since all my other tractors have clutches I like having one because the clutch is one of the first things I push when the pto or tractor need to stop,...
  63. Thread: bought a grapple

    by 930ck
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  64. Thread: bought a grapple

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    Went and looked at grapples again, brought home a...

    Went and looked at grapples again, brought home a Wildkat econo rock bucket grapple. Had looked at their heavy duty one a few weeks back but at 850# it was way to heavy. Went expecting to buy a...
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    Depends on the age my D-17 doesn't have a...

    Depends on the age my D-17 doesn't have a hydraulic filter but I think the later ones do.
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    Grapple Thanks for the quick reply, been looking for a...

    Thanks for the quick reply, been looking for a grapple and had even considered a pallet fork grapple but decided that it would be better to get a true brush grapple and a separate set of forks later....
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    Grapple Question for Island Tractor, in an earlier post...

    Question for Island Tractor, in an earlier post you said that your grapple tines curve up more than other brands, do you feel that is a benefit because the tines of your grapple and the Wildkat...
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    Mowing Figured they were left hand for a reason so so...

    Figured they were left hand for a reason so so that is what I used, have not removed blades since so hope I still remember when it's time to remove them next time.
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    Mowing Mine is an older Rhino mower but when it was time...

    Mine is an older Rhino mower but when it was time to replace the blades I broke a half inch breakover wrench and ended up torching the nuts off, thats when I found out that the blade bolts were...
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    Figured someone would notice the car, bought it...

    Figured someone would notice the car, bought it 25+ years ago to fix up then life got in the way, hasn't been driven for a few years. I guess instead of a tractor I should have put the money in the...
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    I guess I did get one attached

    I guess I did get one attached
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    Didn't think to take pictures before parking it...

    Didn't think to take pictures before parking it inside, tried to take some tonight but no success yet on posting them.
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    Went ahead and bought a PJ 14000# 18' +2'...

    Went ahead and bought a PJ 14000# 18' +2' dovetail with standup ramps. The ramps are spring loaded with a double hinge so if the trailer is empty they can be laid down on the dovetail. Told salesman...
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    I will agree with you on that ramp setup just a...

    I will agree with you on that ramp setup just a little more trailer than I could handle.
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    Haven't got one yet but have read and reread...

    Haven't got one yet but have read and reread everyones replies, I agree a tilt bed trailer would be the handiest but after the tractor purchase and still wanting a few attachments I need to scale...
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    The fact that the set I looked at were adjustable...

    The fact that the set I looked at were adjustable is what got me interested in them.
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    The one that I am looking at are not the non...

    The one that I am looking at are not the non adjustable set on there website, found these adjustable pallet forks with a grapple on there ebay site. I agree that they wouldn't be the best at picking...
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    Wildkat pallet fork grapple

    Been looking for a brush grapple and noticed Wildkat had a set of adjustable 48" pallet forks with a built in grapple for $1000. I don't have a set of forks yet and was wondering if this setup would...
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    My concern with a fender style dovetail trailer...

    My concern with a fender style dovetail trailer slide in ramps would be close enough to the ground to drag occasionally possibly damaging them or there holders, where the standup ramps would be up...
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    With slide out ramps do you need rear trailer...

    With slide out ramps do you need rear trailer support jacks when loading and unloading, noticed some trailers have them some don't. The trailer I am looking at has spring assist and legs on the...
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    stand up or slide in ramps

    Need a trailer to haul my kubota 5740 and had originally thought about a trailer with 5200 # axles but for a few hundred more I decided to go with a 14000 # 18+2 dovetail (may need to haul broken...
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    I am going through a similar trailer buying...

    I am going through a similar trailer buying situation was looking at a 10000# trailer to save app. 500# of trailer weight over a 14000# trailer. Came to the conclusion that the weight and few hundred...
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    I have two other tractors and one wonders and one...

    I have two other tractors and one wonders and one doesn't but they both are around twenty years old, just wanted to make sure it wasn't something that needed to be checked while warranty was good....
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    It is more noticeable when I am driving on the...

    It is more noticeable when I am driving on the side of a hill, seem to constantly have to turn steering wheel up hill, not the alot but enough to notice the wheel changing position.
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    steering wheel wonders

    Have a 5740 and was wondering if it is normal for the steering wheel to change its position as I use the tractor. Is this normal or could there be an internal oil leak that needs fixed?
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    Got a chance to look at the pallet fork slide on...

    Got a chance to look at the pallet fork slide on grapple again and even thought it had two positions for the forks to slid into the outside position would only allow the forks to be less than 3 ft...
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    pallet forks add a grapple

    Saw a grapple that slides onto a set of pallet forks this weekend and was wondering if this arrangement would be a good way of moving brush. Don't own pallet forks but imagine them being handy. Can...
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    Had looked at the turbo saw at farm shows before...

    Had looked at the turbo saw at farm shows before buying one and was told that the reason that they limit the size the saw can cut is to prevent some one from cutting a tree that was big enough to...
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    Yes being able to slowly move through the tree is...

    Yes being able to slowly move through the tree is a plus for hst, would be hard on a tractor with a clutch.
    Hope to be able to get to use it this winter, eventhough the saw has a grapple I...
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    Have only used the saw about 10 hours so can't...

    Have only used the saw about 10 hours so can't say on how long the teeth will last. The only trees I have used it on were hedge, elm and mulberry. The main reason I got it was to be able to remove a...
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    Have cut down bigger trees by cutting on two or...

    Have cut down bigger trees by cutting on two or three sides of tree but 8-10 inch trees can be cut in one pass. One thing that limits the size of tree it can cut is the size of a tree at ground...
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    Bought one last spring and it works just like the...

    Bought one last spring and it works just like the company video shows. I would recommend a tractor with an hst and even though they say as small as 25 hp if you want to cut trees up to 8 inches you...
  93. Thread: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    by 930ck
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    Bought one last spring but haven't got to use it...

    Bought one last spring but haven't got to use it much, but it will cut trees flush with the ground like the company's video shows. I was using it on a tractor with a hand clutch, don't think a gear...
  94. Have had my hustler 54 inch mower for several...

    Have had my hustler 54 inch mower for several years and am happy with it, about 100 hrs on it and no problems.
  95. Thread: 50 hp tractor

    by 930ck
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    Comparison Looked at tractors again this weekend and have...

    Looked at tractors again this weekend and have decided to go with the kubota l 5740, am getting it with fel, third funtion and 1 rear remote. Initially I had wanted a mahindra 5035 but after trying...
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    Noticed the same thing this morning

    Noticed the same thing this morning
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    where mahindras are made

    I can understand why american manufactures outsource to other countries but I am curious why mahindra would do it when it seems that they would be able to build them there as cheap as anywhere.
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    Haven't looked at Masseys what models have that...

    Haven't looked at Masseys what models have that feature in the 50 hp range. Just read on the Mahindra forum of a 3035 breaking the pto shear pin when engaging a rotarymower. My main concern would be...
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    Was always told you will pay for a shed either by...

    Was always told you will pay for a shed either by building one or paying for the damage that storing outside does to equipment
  100. Ran a wd 45 allis by myself springtoothing at...

    Ran a wd 45 allis by myself springtoothing at around 10 years old, wasnt strong enough to push in on the clutch so my dad would get me going, then jump off, told me if something went wrong or I...
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