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    Re: dreaded battery leak

    Yep - I already did - 13.5V at idle and 14.1V at max rpm. With engine off, around 12.4V.
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    Re: dreaded battery leak

    I've been keeping an eye on my battery every since I learned of
    the battery leakage problem with Bobcat batteries on TBN. I've
    had the tractor for a little over two years now and hadn't noticed...
  3. Re: Fuel tank cap hard to open for refuelling

    Yep!! I have the same problem with my Bobcat CT335, with the same black threaded cap.
    It's recessed just enough to make it difficult to get a good grasp on it with my hand.
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    Chains Re: What chains to buy for snow?

    I emailed aquiline dealer, and they will have Aquiline MPC's in stock around August 27. The "Sold Out" on their web site must be
    left over from earlier this year.
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    Re: DK45 crippled in the woods

    I found the thread that I mentioned in my last post. I quote

    " Re: B2910 front wheel snapped off!

    Well in 10 days it will be 3 years since I broke off the RF wheel. Today, I broke off the...
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    Re: DK45 crippled in the woods

    I seem to recall a thread describing an identical problem with a wheel falling off. He attached a lifting strap (or chain)
    from the FEL arm to the side of the front axle with the broken wheel and...
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    Re: Subsoiler for small stump removal???

    No, I haven't tried a brush grubber, but the disadvantage with it is it requires either two people, or climbing on and
    off the tractor to attach it to the stump. As far as pushing them over with...
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    Re: Subsoiler for small stump removal???

    As an added note, I don't currently own a subsoiler and local rental places don't have them. I
    was hoping to rent one, if available, to answer my own question.
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    Subsoiler for small stump removal???

    Has anyone used a subsoiler to remove small sapling ( up to 3 - 4" dia) stumps?

    I have many small saplings surrounding the house that I'd like to remove. Using
    the grapple has not worked well,...
  10. Re: DK 35 Hyd Hose Burst - Supply to FEL Control Valve.

    The service manual for my Bobcat CT335 shows a similar looking valve. Bobcat refers to it as a pressure relief
    valve.
    381965
    Hope this helps.
  11. Re: New member, first tractor, I'm really excited!

    Welcome to TBN, Bob! You're correct. TBN is a fantastic source for information
    on tractors, attachments and solutions to problems.
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    Re: Whistling noise

    Did you install the kit yourself, or did the dealer install it??
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    Re: Whistling noise

    This thread has been very helpful! My Bobcat CT335 also exhibits this squealing sound when warmed up and in reverse. After reading through
    the thread referenced by James K0UA, I checked the parts...
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    Re: Consumer Cellular Service/Coverage??

    Thanks for the comments! I signed up with Consumer Cellular for a basic voice plan, and phone.
    Coverage is marginal at the house here, but good enough to communicate with the outside world
    most...
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    Re: Banner Ad Problem

    Thanks, Muhammad! That ad was certainly annoying. I love Lindt Dark Chocolate, but not
    as an ad covering major menu items.

    Thanks again! No ad tonight!!
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    Consumer Cellular Service/Coverage??

    I'm finally considering joining the twenty-first century and getting
    myself a cell phone. Is there anybody out in TBN land, especially
    in the Northeast, with experience with Consumer Cellular...
  17. Re: CT335 Spark Arrestor Muffler 100 Hr. Service

    Looks familiar!! What's the view like on a clear day?
  18. Re: CT335 Spark Arrestor Muffler 100 Hr. Service

    I did get around to cleaning out the spark arrestor muffler, but not without some difficulty.
    The bolt was very tight and felt as though it was bound up, requiring a great deal of force
    on a 10"...
  19. Oil & Fuel Re: Oil Filter Change Frustration (This is a rant)

    Wow! That's the best solution I've seen so far.
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I guess it sometimes
    pays to rant! :thumbsup:
  20. Oil & Fuel Re: Oil Filter Change Frustration (This is a rant)

    The snow last week went north of me, leaving only rain and then about 1/2 inch of sleet/snow mixture.
    Northern NH got the brunt of the storm. I'm sure that I'll have at least one more chance to...
  21. Oil & Fuel Re: Oil Filter Change Frustration (This is a rant)

    That's a great idea. I had stuffed a rag in the space below the filter in the hopes
    of catching most of any spilled oil, but there was too much oil. Still made a mess.
    Next time, I'll certainly...
  22. Re: CT335 Spark Arrestor Muffler 100 Hr. Service

    James - Does your DK35se have a spark arrestor muffler
    (has small bolt (square head) on botton surface of muffler?
    I'm not sure if this is just a Bobcat feature. The Bobcat manual
    says to clean...
  23. Re: CT335 Spark Arrestor Muffler 100 Hr. Service

    Thanks Krazsk and Fred! I'll be doing the cleanout when the temperature moderates a bit.
    Gads, I'm getting sick of this cold weather. Still about 12-14 inches of frozen snow on the
    ground here in...
  24. Oil & Fuel Re: Oil Filter Change Frustration (This is a rant)

    I was thinking about the same thing! On the CT335, the oil filter mounts to an interface
    that is mounted to the front of the engine block, as shown below.

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    I think that it could have...
  25. Oil & Fuel Re: Oil Filter Change Frustration (This is a rant)

    It seems that what we need is a self-sealing punch with a spigot on it. Punch a hole at the lowest point on the filter,
    and then open the spigot to direct the oil to a container.
  26. Oil & Fuel Oil Filter Change Frustration (This is a rant)

    I just completed an oil and filter change on my Bobcat CT335 (100 hrs).
    Draining the oil was no problem, but as usual, removing the old oil
    filter was a frustrating experience, as it is with most...
  27. CT335 Spark Arrestor Muffler 100 Hr. Service

    I'm getting ready to perform the 100 Hr. service on my CT335. One task is
    to clean out the Spark Arrestor Muffler. My concern is that the clean out
    plug is right over the alternator, and to avoid...
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    Re: Bobcat CT335 Metric Hardware sizes??

    I ended up buying a set of Craftsman 1/2" drive 6pt metric sockets sizes 10, 12 thru 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24 mm.
    That takes care of the oil pan plug, loader frame mounting bolts and rear wheel...
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    Bobcat CT335 Metric Hardware sizes??

    Up to now, I have used a regular open-end adjustable wrench for maintenance
    work on my CT335, but would like to get a set of the most needed metric 6pt sockets,
    especially for the larger hardware...
  30. Re: Why do Americans spend tens of millions of dollars on something completely unneed

    Hmmmmm! Could be a vacuum cleaner!!
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    Re: Front Snow Blade

    It wasn't the dealer! He was going to sell me a 72" snow blade with the CT235, and wasn't
    aware of the warranty clause, and didn't know why Bobcat didn't offer the FEL mounted
    snow blade on their...
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    Re: Front Snow Blade

    I think that plows mounted directly to the tractor frame ( not on the FEL) offer better
    directional control, as it is not as far out in front, especially when the plow is angled.

    Also, you might...
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    Re: New to TBN from NH...

    :welcome:
    Glad to have you aboard!!
  34. Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: More Snow in Candia, NH - Time to cry "UNCLE"

    Most of the paths are in areas that are too narrow for the big blower, or the
    surface is too irregular.

    We had another 2 inches of powder snow (forecast was a dusting to an inch), followed
    by...
  35. Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: More Snow in Candia, NH - Time to cry "UNCLE"

    The funny thing about Max is when he has to go, he goes down a path that
    we've cleared for him, but jumps into the deep snow to do his thing! He moves
    around a bit to create a depression and then...
  36. Snow Equipment Owning/Operating More Snow in Candia, NH - Time to cry "UNCLE"

    This last storm (02/18/2014) dumped an additional 12 inches of snow
    here in the hills of Candia NH.

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    The snow removal equipment did themselves proud. The Pronovost
    Puma-74 on the ...
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    Chains Re: I wonder how one chain would work?

    Any comments on how well the Aquiline MPC chains are working out for you,
    James??
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    Re: L45 (32hp PTO) run a 72" Snow Blower?

    I have a Pronovost Puma-74 74" snow blower attached to my Bobcat CT335
    (26.5 PTO hp) and it handles it with no problem. I just cleared my 475 foot
    driveway (gravel) + 40 foot paved driveway near...
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    Re: Everything Attachments Box Blade?

    I have an EA 72" box blade and am very satisfied with it. Very rugged construction
    and works well with my Bobcat CT335 tractor.
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    Re: Tach/Electrical Issue

    Thanks, Milkman636! Oooops - that should have been "works fine with the powder stuff"!
    Bobcat dealer has been great with service when needed, so far! Fortunately, the 335 is
    still under warranty,...
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    Re: Tach/Electrical Issue

    Bobcat dealer showed up this morning and found the problem - a failed switched power relay, which
    supplies power to most of the instrument panel, headlights and tail lights.

    I'm relieved that the...
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    Re: Tach/Electrical Issue

    Hello from New Hampshire! I just developed the same problem with my 2012 CT-335 HST today.
    I started the tractor and all was fine with the instrument panel. The tractor was idling for about
    30...
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    Box Scraper Re: What 72" box scraper to get?

    I can recommend Everything Attachments 72" box blade shown on their web site.

    Everything Attachments XTreme Duty 72" Box Blade For Utility Tractors With 30-70 HP

    Very reasonably priced and good...
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    Re: Milford, NH Checking In...

    Welcome from Candia, NH!
  45. Re: Moultrie M-880 game camera resolution problem?

    I haven't tried mine in the video mode yet, so can't comment on audio track noise.

    I did discover that when Multi-Shot in fast burst mode (2, 3 or 4 shot), image resolution
    remains at 4 Mp, even...
  46. Moultrie M-880 game camera resolution problem?

    I recently purchased a Moultrie M-880 game camera which advertised up to 8 Mp resolution
    photos. Even though I have the resolution set to 8 Mp, it only takes 4 Mp resolution
    photos (2688 x 1512),...
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    Re: Internet has come a long way since 1981!

    I got my start in home computing with an Imsai 8080 (2 Mhz); upgraded to a Z80 (4 Mhz). It had
    two 5 1/4" floppy drives and an msdos operating system. I still have it sitting on a shelf down in...
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    Re: Propane shortage

    I had a fill up of propane on 12/17/2013 at 3.629/gal. It looks like my next fill up
    is going to be around 4.28/gal. based on recent deliveries at locations close by.
    After reading this thread, I...
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    Snow Attachments Re: New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    The dealer called this morning around 10AM, saying that the snow blower was repaired and they would
    bring it up if I could unload it from a pickup truck. At that time, I was trying to get the...
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    Snow Attachments Re: New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    The dealer came up yesterday afternoon to pick up the snow blower. No word as to when it
    will be repaired and returned. Two to five inches of snow forecast for late today into Wednesday.
    Guess...
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    Chains Re: I wonder how one chain would work?

    Murphy must be lurking nearby! I emailed an order for the same chains Friday and received an
    email, confirming the order. Today, I received another email cancelling the order, saying that they...
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    Snow Attachments Re: New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    Here's a picture of the shaft (on the right) and the splined adapter (on the left). It
    appears that there was next to no penetration of the weld bead to the adapter.
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    Snow Attachments Re: New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    Well, it's finally time for an update. We had 7" of wet snow yesterday so I
    finally had a chance to see how the Puma-74 would do. I cleaned up my
    475 foot gravel driveway and 40 foot paved...
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    Chains Re: I wonder how one chain would work?

    Thanks, James! Those are the ones that I've been looking at, but haven't ordered
    a set yet. A little pricey but lighter and easier to handle for my aging body!

    If the current weather keeps up,...
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    Chains Re: I wonder how one chain would work?

    What type of chains are you getting for your DK35se, James??
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    Snow Attachments Re: New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    PTO HP is 26.5, according to Bobcat specs for the CT335. I'm looking forward to seeing how it does
    with heavy wet snow also. I'll keep you updated


    Thanks Kubotafan for the information, and...
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    Snow Attachments Re: New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    What thickness plexiglass did you use? After my first snowblowing experience with the Puma-74, I
    looked like the abominable snow man. Your idea looks more appealing to me now. When I used my
    walk...
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    Snow Attachments Re: New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    I finally had a chance to use the new snow blower for the first time, after an
    8" snowfall of light powder snow. Sorry, but no pictures. The wind was blowing
    at 25 mph from many different...
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    Re: Foaming Diesel Fuel

    Thanks for all the responses! It appears that this foaming is normal, though it's the first
    time I've experienced it since I started using diesel a little over a year and a half ago.

    Thanks...
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    Foaming Diesel Fuel

    Yesterday, I stopped at the local Shell station to fill two 5 gal.
    containers with diesel fuel. I filled the first container with no
    problem but while filling the second container, the fuel was...
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    Snow Attachments Re: New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    Thanks for the comments, DevilDog!! I wanted the hydraulic motor chute rotator, but they
    sent the blower with the cylinder rotator instead. It seemed to work ok once I re-installed
    it correctly,...
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    Re: PTO Driveshaft Shear Bolt

    Jim - Is there a local dealer for Trygg chains?
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    Re: PTO Driveshaft Shear Bolt

    Ooops, Sorry Jim! I hit "Post Quick Reply" before I'd finished.
    It looks like more snow coming before the end of the week. I just might
    get a chance to try out the new snow blower yet. Should be...
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    Re: PTO Driveshaft Shear Bolt

    According to the chart shown at this web page Bolt Grade Markings and Strength Chart
    metric class 8.8 is similar to SAE Grade 5.
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    Re: PTO Driveshaft Shear Bolt

    Thanks, all! I received a response from Pronovost, and they confirmed that the
    M8 x 50mm shear bolt is grade 8.8!

    Thanks again, and wishing everyone a very happy and safe new year.
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    Re: PTO Driveshaft Shear Bolt

    I already sent one email to Pronovost asking about an assembly/setup manual for the Puma-74
    snowblower, but haven't received a response from them yet. My blower only had a operator/parts
    manual...
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    Snow Attachments Re: New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    Kubotafan - I meant to comment on the plexiglass shield. It sounds like a good idea but I'll
    probably wait until I get some experience with the blower on the tractor. Did you include a
    windshield...
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    Re: PTO Driveshaft Shear Bolt

    My auger drive shaft shear bolt is specified to be a 1/4" NC x 1" Grade 2 with nylon lock nut.
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    Snow Attachments Re: New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    Well, I finally have the new snow blower ready for the upcoming rain storm, but not without some difficulty! The first task was to determine the correct pto shaft length. It was obviously too long to...
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    PTO Driveshaft Shear Bolt

    The manual for the pto drive shaft (T40) for my Pronovost Puma-74 snowblower
    calls for a M8 x 50mm safety shearbolt, but doesn't specify a grade. Does anyone
    have information on what grade...
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    Snow Attachments Re: New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    I looked all over for a used Puma-74 but no luck, so decided to bite the bullet and
    buy a new one. Now, waiting for some precipitation, other than rain, to try it out.
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    Snow Attachments New Provonost Puma-74 delivered yesterday!

    I ordered a new Provonost Puma-74 snowblower back in November and
    it was delivered yesterday (12/23/13). I unloaded it from the dealer's
    trailer in the pouring rain and was soaked by the time I...
  73. Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Snow Blower Hydraulic Chute Rotation: Cylinder or Motor??

    I should have been a little more specific in my original post. I plan on ordering a
    Pronovost Puma 74 inch snowblower, with hydraulic chute rotation. The cylinder
    rotation mechanism looks like...
  74. Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Snow Blower Hydraulic Chute Rotation: Cylinder or Motor??

    I'm preparing to order a 3pt snow blower and would like to determine if one
    type of hydraulic chute rotation is better than the other! I would think that
    the hydraulic motor would be less...
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    Re: New operator at K0UA

    Cute, James! You'll have to nickname her CW (Cat Whiskers)!!!

    --... ...--
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    Re: Game Cameras - Poor Quality???

    I have a Stealth Cam 1540IR and it's reliability suffers also. It worked fine for the first year before
    it failed. The problem was a failed IR sensor. I replaced the sensor since Stealth Cam...
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    Re: New member in NH

    Welcome to the forum, John! Glad to have you aboard!
  78. Re: Possible rollover prevented - Thanks to TBN

    Thanks for all the comments! I hope that posting this might help someone else
    who experiences this for the first time!
  79. Thread: ve1gwr here

    by Trails End
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    Re: ve1gwr here

    Welcome from K1HJC! Glad to have you aboard!!
  80. Re: Possible rollover prevented - Thanks to TBN

    OK, but I think I'll refrain from making a habit of that maneuver again! Once was enough!
  81. Possible rollover prevented - Thanks to TBN

    Today, I was cleaning up some brush and fallen trees. There was one small maple, about 5 inches diameter
    at the base that was in my way, so I knocked it down flat with the grapple, then proceeded...
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    Re: New Member from New Hampshire!

    Welcome! Glad to have you aboard!!!
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    Re: New Member from Vermont

    Welcome to TBN!
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    Re: Bobcat CT335 Mid-Mount PTO

    As a side note, I just discovered why I couldn't access the Bobcat parts catalog, since
    I was using the Firefox browser. I switched to IExplorer and was then able to access
    the information for the...
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    Re: Bobcat CT335 Mid-Mount PTO

    Thanks, Dennis! That's just what I need. I'll feel more comfortable having this information when
    I get to the dealer.
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    Re: Bobcat CT335 Mid-Mount PTO

    Thanks, Dennis!

    I've tried that link but all I get is an incomplete page with the notification:

    Notifications
    *Contact your local Bobcat dealer for pricing and purchasing of Bobcat products &...
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    Re: Bobcat CT335 Mid-Mount PTO

    Hi Dennis!

    Thank you for your response to my query on mid mount pto on my CT335
    tractor.

    Do you have part numbers for the components needed to install the mid-
    pto lever and linkage? I...
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    Re: Hello from NH.

    Welcome to TBN, neighbor!!
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    Re: Bobcat CT335 Service Manual

    Thanks for the reply, Xfaxman!

    Yes, I agree! I did email Bobcat and they responded fairly quickly (much to my surprise)
    saying that" unfortunately, they do not supply the binder"!!
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    Bobcat CT335 Service Manual

    Has anyone purchased a Utility Tractor service manual from Bobcat?? If so, did it come enclosed
    in a three ring binder?

    I just received a CT335 service manual from Bobcat but no binder, just the...
  91. Grading Re: How to feather a 3ph blade up and out of the material using a BX

    I have a Bobcat CT335 with a 72" box blade and I have the same problem when trying
    to lift the box blade gradually. It remains at the previous level for a bit and then jumps
    up one to two inches,...
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    Re: building our retirement cabin

    Waiting to hear "the rest of the story"! Hope all is well, triangel!!!
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    Re: Hummingbirds!!! Seeing any yet??

    We've had humming birds here in Southern NH for about three weeks now.
    They were first spotted around the first week of May.
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    Bobcat CT335 Mid-Mount PTO

    Hello again!

    Life is full of surprises. I purchased my CT335 just a year ago, and though I didn't order this option,
    I just discovered that it has a mid-mount pto. See attached photos. The only...
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    Re: Bobcat CT335 Steering Assembly

    Hi gkm! My 335 was purchased new in May of 2012. I think it may be a 2011 or early 2012 model.
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    Re: Bobcat CT335 Steering Assembly

    Thanks, Dennis! I did find a sketch of the front axle a little further on in the manual that shows
    the single steering cylinder.
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    Bobcat CT335 Steering Assembly

    While preparing to do a complete grease job on my CT335 (Bobcat
    performed the first one during the 50 hour service), I noticed
    that the steering components were different than that shown in my...
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    Re: rear 3pt blower

    Thanks, Powerhorse. The 72" Lorenz should be a good match for my CT335.
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    Re: Bobcat CT335

    I'm very happy with my CT335, but if you're planning to use it for finish mowing, I'd be concerned
    with it's weight. I know that mine leaves a 1 to 2 inch depression from the rear tires (R4) on any...
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    Re: rear 3pt blower

    Thanks, Karl2 for the information. My Bobcat Ct335 has 26.5 rear pto hp and I'm interested
    in the Lorenz design and construction. It looks like the 72" Lorenz should work fine with my
    tractor. ...
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