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    Re: bent tie rod

    Regardless of tractor brand I would say it would be prudent to scout unfamiliar areas prior to taking the tractor through them. If unfamiliar territory is a regular occurrence, then underbody armor...
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    Re: bent tie rod

    Regarding bent tie rods....

    From mrutkaus...

    <font color="blue"> Well I walked around and found where I bent the steering rod within a short time after the tractor was delivered! I was just...
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    Re: Them \'R\' Ugly!!

    Another Episode of.......'As The Tractor Wheels Turn.' /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Hello Mc /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    Don
  4. Re: CC LT 1046 Dealers in Southern Mich.

    I'm guessing......

    Carleton Farm Supply, Inc.

    11850 Grafton Rd.
    Carleton , MI 48117
    Phone: (734) 654-8222

    Southern, MI is a big area. Could be Near Chicago, IL on one end, to Toledo, OH...
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    Re: Your comments please

    Vin,

    Hang around. I always enjoy your posts from the land downunder. Your posts help give a broader view of the Aussie's culture than watching Steve Irwin, "The Crocadile Hunter"...
  6. Re: Here we go again..fuel price (we want to know)

    <font color="blue"> Gas went up to $3.29 yesterday evening. </font>
    <font color="blue">I was in prestonburg at the hospital haveing a stress echo test. </font>

    The way gas prices are going...
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    Re: CK30HST tires

    Your entire yard appears to be turf grass. Although the most popular tire is the industrials, I think you would be happy with the turf tires. If you're going to spend much of your seat time mowing...
  8. Re: CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT TO BENEFIT BX OWNERS!

    Gee Bob,

    Did you not see the /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif.

    /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Don
  9. Re: CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT TO BENEFIT BX OWNERS!

    Junk,

    You should enlist Neil Messick. Instead of Neil 'stirring the pot' on that Kioti thread perhaps he can be more productive here......to help you with your Kubota issues. ...
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    Re: 4310 Loader Leaks Down

    Here's the official word from Deere....

    Deere loader leakdown limits

    Don
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    Re: Farewell to Tetter Dog

    Pete,

    Tetley is very fortunate to have such compassionate human providers.

    In loving memory....(attachment)

    Don
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    Price Check Re: CK30 price check...

    Joe,

    I would double check that price with the dealer. Sounds more in the neighborhood of the CK20.

    Don
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    Price Check Re: CK30 price check...

    JoeF,

    Did your price include the KL130 Front End Loader?

    Don
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    Re: Losing my beloved Tetley

    Pete,

    I'm so sorry to hear about Tetley.

    I had saved the 'attached' picture as one of my favorites.

    Don
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    Re: An Offer of Johnson JT 2504 Trade

    Here is an online conversion calculator you may find helpful.

    http://www.onlineconversion.com/weight_common.htm

    Don
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    Re: Changing Colour??

    <font color="blue"> It might be hard for any of the other colours to beat my NH prices. </font>

    John, Are you related /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif to the folks at J&amp;R in Monroe?

    Don
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    Re: Changing Colour??

    You may want to check out the <font color="blue"> New Holland</font> Dealer in Alpena...

    DON'S TRACTOR &amp; EQUIPMENT SALES, INC.
    2516 M-32 WEST
    ALPENA, MI 49707

    Don (no relation...
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    Re: Oil Change Techniques (funny) :)

    <font color="blue"> .......and beer </font>

    Would that be Regular or Light Beer? /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    Don
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    Re: Rock Bucket for Compacts

    http://www.virnigmfg.com/

    Don
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    Dealer Re: Best Kioti dealer in Michigan?

    <font color="blue"> I am having a problem with the hood, it wont open. </font>

    Noodle,

    Try using a little leverage on the knob to 'pop' the hood open. Then work some WD40 into the mechinism...
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    Re: weeping cherry tree question

    I have a hawthorne tree that's very susceptible (yearly) to the fungus. If I'm diligent and spray it in the spring it keeps the fungus more in check. I've never had the fungus kill a tree. The...
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    Re: weeping cherry tree question

    From picture #3.... looks like a type a fungus. Possibly rust or blight. High humidity or moist wet conditions exacerbate the conditon. Good news, if it's a fungus, it's fairly easy to treat with...
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    Re: More Pond, or How To Reduce Flooding

    <font color="blue">Finally, I need a vote. </font>

    <font color="blue"> It would be pure whimsey </font> ......as is this reply. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    I vote 'for' the island so...
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    Re: Best tractor in the 30 hp range

    <font color="blue">A poster says that he has narrowed it down to brand x and brand y. Then he get brand t, q and s crammed down his throat. </font>

    Jerry, Could you point that out for me. The...
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    Re: More summer mowing notes

    <font color="blue">A really pretty sight and for me finally a symbiotic relationship between man, tractor and nature. </font>

    I've experienced that same phenomena....

    ...but have never been...
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    Re: Best tractor in the 30 hp range

    <font color="blue"> These are companies that produce a huge chunk of the world output of cars.
    </font>
    I believe the reference was for the "U.S." automobile industry.

    Don
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    Re: Biggest Tool Box

    Tool Box fits like a glove. Nice work!

    Don
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    Re: CK30HST pulls satellite from sky

    That's the first CK30 I've seen with satellite hook-up. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Pretty slick. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Don
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    Re: What I did today.....

    <font color="blue">Looked like they may be fun. </font>

    They're a riot. The pontoons are articulated. Kinda like the Powertracs. And they turn on a dime. They use 4 power. That's 4...
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    Re: What I did today.....

    Ya, The water bikes would be a bit more cumbersome to put in the back of a pick 'em up. You'd have to break 'em down. They go about 12 mph. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif smokin'!

    They're...
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    Re: What I did today.....

    Otter Creek is a beautiful place. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif Nice Pic's. I enjoy the water bike I use. It combines bicycle riding and Cat'in. It has dual pontoons similar to a Hobie "Cat"...
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    Re: Pull the trigger

    Congratulations cag!!! Sweet /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    Don
  33. Re: u-pull it junkyards are great things

    Necessity is the mother of invention. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Don't forget the sun screen. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    Don
  34. Re: Stinging yellow-jackets? Take this advice

    <font color="blue">Grabbed me a small 5 ounce squeeze bottle of a dry chemical that I keep handy by the name of Apicide.</font>

    The website says Apicide is 5% Carbaryl. It's my understanding the...
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    Re: All,,,,,

    Hey John,

    I agree....some very good well thought out posts. I'll wish for smoother sailing ahead for all.

    I try to get down to Monroe about once a month. Maybe we can join up for coffee and...
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    Re: The hospital called

    That's great news Mike. I'm glad you shared that with us.

    A few years ago we had a doctor bill for a surgery my wife had and insurance only paid 50% of what the doctor billed us. We paid...
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    Re: All,,,,,

    Some very well thoughtout and meaningful posts.

    As Bird said, TBN is a growing community of people. Within the community there are neighborhoods....and there will and always be differing...
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    Re: Which Tractor to Buy

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( The Nebraska Tests are not only valid, but they are the standard by which farmers can measure apples to apples performance. I believe it is ONE of the valid...
  39. Re: What will a tractor do that a 5600 Toolcat won\'t?

    <font color="blue"> I had a mental pic of you on a tractor with the black socks, sandals, Hawaiian shirt and plaid shorts. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif...
  40. Re: Fighting over the house thermostat..do you?

    <font color="blue"> My mother-in-law stays with us quite a bit during the summer. </font>

    It finally has come clear to me 'how' you've become so proficient at farming....
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    Re: Moving rocks around BX23 in action

    Danny, It's not nice to tease the animals. No bull....... well...maybe a little.

    I've enhanced the attached picture /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif so we can see the real story.

    Here...
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    Re: Which Tractor to Buy

    <font color="blue"> These companies do NOT meet the Nebraska requirements (last time I checked):
    </font>
    These companies have not submitted their products for testing in Nebraska....I believe. ...
  43. Re: Question before purchase of Kioti CK30

    Kioti opened 191,000 square foot parts and distribution facility in 2004 in Wendell, NC.
    See attached photo&gt;

    Additional Kioti facilities are in Dixon, CA and Mehia, TX.

    More info at...
  44. Re: Will a TC35 make a good wood lot clearer ?

    <font color="blue"> For some reason, everything I bury or leave in the ground comes back to haunt me later.</font>

    The Mother-in-Law? /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif...
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    Re: Tractor Roll Over Accident Safety

    Les,

    I can't speak to the microcontroller idea however, I have come up with a simple addition to the tiltmeter that tells somewhat of a story in real time........see attached picture&gt;

    Don
  46. Re: CK30HST HOUR METER QUESTION MAY BE ANSWERED???

    Your interpretation of the manual you have is correct....however.... there is a more current manual with an updated entry for the hour meter.

    The latest revision from page 5-23 (provided by KJ)...
  47. Re: A grapple for fabrication challenged folks like me

    <font color="blue">( . I just got married a month ago, so I've been a little "distracted" lately. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif )
    </font>
    Jinman has changed his tune....
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    Re: CK30HST, B3030 Prices/selection

    <font color="blue"> Hard to believe the tractor that weighs 1800#
    can lift almost that on the 3 point????? </font> /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    I'd say those two numbers are...
  49. Re: Tractor purchase advice - please help

    Cliff,

    I stand behind my recommendation. Forget the submarine. The high maintenance costs will be a deal breaker. Have you ever priced underwater mechanics? ......and where do you park a...
  50. Re: Ordering a tractor tomorrow. Please help!

    NH warranty work

    There was a thread a while back where a landscaper was changing over his equipment from Kubota to New Holland because New Holland equipment "appeared" to have a generally better...
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    Re: Kioti Hat?

    grdngrrl.......naw......kiotigal.....yes!

    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif LOL /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Don
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    Re: CK30HST, B3030 Prices/selection

    <font color="blue"> because, having had prior experience with running an IH444 (4000+ lbs, loaded rears, tractor only) over our lawn, </font>

    What type of tires were you running? 4000+ lb....
  53. Re: Tractor purchase advice - please help

    Here is the weed clearing model (picture attached).

    Don
  54. Re: Tractor purchase advice - please help

    You might want to look at <font color="orange">Orange</font> for underwater visibility. (Picture attached)

    Don
  55. Re: Tractor purchase advice - please help

    Cliff,

    My first choice would be the sub-compact with wide turf tires. With the light weight you'll be able to walk on water. Low COG will keep you stable. Don't forget the retractable anchor...
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    Re: Good Golly, I Actually Made IT!!

    <font color="blue"> At the risk of looking like a moron /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif: what does the capital R in GarRy stand for?!! </font>

    R = Retired ...
  57. Re: Midwest Equipment dealer in the Northern VA area

    Kioti uses Midwest for OEM blades. If you have a Kioti dealer near you they may be able to help. The implements would be <font color="orange">orange</font>, but <font color="orange"> orange</font>...
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    Re: Rough Ground

    I've used a drag made from residential grade chain link fence. The chain link kind of stretched and deformed. I upgraded to to a much heavier piece of commercial grade chain link fence mounted to...
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    Re: Is this JD Quality?

    <font color="green"> .........should I be getting worried?</font>

    I'm sorry to hear about the quality issues with your new John Deere.

    Some folks would lead you to believe certain brands are...
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    Re: Service

    <font color="blue">.....and making a light bar to clamp under the top of the ROPS for more lights</font>

    These magnets from Harbor Freight put up against the side posts would most likely work...
  61. Re: Anyone in Ontario Looking for a Toothbar??

    Have you checked with

    http://www.horstwelding.com/index.php?item=26

    Located in Listowel, ON

    Don
  62. Re: What happened to the "Liger" thread?

    <font color="blue"> Might it be the plaque? </font><font color="white"> plague </font>

    Only your dentist will know for sure....... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Don ...
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    Re: Need advice for a new Tractor:)

    <font color="blue">You are a very valuable member with very good insight, </font>

    Thanks Crown....your thoughts are appreciated.

    I see Brent/Dargo has posted....I feel a closed thread coming...
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    Re: Need advice for a new Tractor:)

    I find having the riding mower to pull a small trailer around the yard is quite an asset. While a tractor can be used for the loader work...moving compost, dirt..etc. Simultaneously the lawn mower...
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    Re: Need advice for a new Tractor:)

    <font color="blue">That is a good way to go if price is no object but most try to get a tractor to do all the jobs one needs, </font>

    MMM are expensive. $2000 plus. That money could be put...
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    Re: Choose My Brand! Or Else..!

    <font color="blue">Thanks for the pic, Don! Aren't my twins cute?!!! They're identical!!! </font>

    They are cute! They couldn't be more identical. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif But what's...
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    Re: Need advice for a new Tractor:)

    Bob writes.... <font color="blue">I think many buy tractors that are larger than they need, and then end up buying a lawn tractor too. </font>

    This is my preferred way to go. I'd rather have a...
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    Re: Choose My Brand! Or Else..!

    <font color="orange">Orange</font> tractors really are much easier to find out in the <font color="green">field</font>. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    Compare for yourself (see attachment)
    ...
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    Re: Choose My Brand! Or Else..!

    <font color="blue">If you paint the deere orange I won't tell anyone.</font>

    When they're <font color="orange"> ORANGE </font> they are much easier to find out in the field....
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    Re: Underground propane tank

    <font color="blue">I have a propane tank on the property that has been abandoned by the company that installed it..... </font>

    They make one heck of a lawn roller. ...
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    Re: Rear hydraulics CK25/30HST

    <font color="blue">what is the web site for CCM?
    </font>
    www.ccmachinery.com

    More pictures at.......

    www.topandtilt.com

    Don
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    Re: Chain drag

    I've used 'commercial grade' chain link fence mounted to a gate frame (5 x 6 foot) with 260 pounds of I beams for weight.

    I've grated driveways and prepped a property (consisting of dry clay) for...
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    Re: Rear hydraulics CK25/30HST

    The unit CCM sells (Integration Engineering) functions with only one set of remotes...

    From the IE website:

    <font color="blue"> Traditionally, the tractor needed one remote valve (2 hose...
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    Re: Kioti Isn\'t Worth the Risk

    <font color="blue"> On small tractors, I will grant you that Kioti puts the largest standard alternators of any brand. But so what? </font>
    It's because Kioti puts the largest light package on...
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    Re: Kioti Isn\'t Worth the Risk

    <font color="blue"> 2-3 days ago I found on on of their international website that they had about 50mil of US sales with 5 mil in profits. If you figure an average sale price of 16k and deduct some...
  76. Re: Purchasing first tractor! CK30 or B3030?

    <font color="blue"> Don't let the weight = more useable power argument fool you. You can always add ballast...you can't lighten your machine.</font>

    You can add and add weights. You can also add...
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    Re: Rear hydraulics CK25/30HST

    <font color="blue">Whats the TNT? </font>

    Top 'N' Tilt <font color="red"> (see attachment) </font>

    kiohio wrote:

    <font color="blue">One set costs 276 add a second set for 375. Total for...
  78. Re: Purchasing first tractor! CK30 or B3030?

    <font color="blue">There is no Mid Mount Mower option for the CK30 so if that is something you want, you'll have to look elsewhere. </font>

    FYI - Yes and No. There is a Mid PTO option for the...
  79. Dealer Re: Why opt for a Kioti, and a particular dealer?

    Excellent post grdngrrl!

    I will make one comment on....
    <font color="blue"> Kioti's web page dealer search engine is only capable of going out 100 miles which did not fit my needs, </font>
    ...
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    Re: two position dump problem

    <font color="blue">By pushing thru a "feel" position, it dumps faster. However, on my CK25 I push the joystick to the right and it dumps and pushing past the "feel" it rolls back instead of dumping...
  81. Re: Looking for a good deal on a Kubota Gr2100.DE MD

    To no one in particular:

    This thread should have been moved to the Lawn and Garden equipment forum.

    Don
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    Re: Grease fittings on CK30?

    <font color="blue"> I think it's pretty pathetic that Kioti can't supply new owners with the proper manual. </font>

    Tractors in general don't have specific model 'years' and at times there will...
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    Re: CK30HST near death experience

    <font color="blue">I wish I had a dollar for everytime a business told me I was "the only one this happened to".
    </font>
    Kioti wrote:
    ....this is the first occurrence of this nature <font...
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    Mowing Re: Sickle bar mower hookup questions

    <font color="blue">I'm not sure how to adjust the setup. Any info would be greatly appreciated..... </font>

    Do you have a wider angle picture that shows how the top link is connected?

    Don
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    Re: Close call! Lesson learned!

    On my monitor the first picture is oversized, throwing the formatting off. The second two shots show the entire picture without having to scroll.

    Don
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    Re: Buisness names

    <font color="blue"> btw, its an unofficial buisness,</font>

    Mythical Mowing Service

    better yet.......

    Mithical Mowing Service

    /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif...
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    Re: What an I doing wrong with my FEL?

    I'm figuring you have.....

    -4 wheel drive engaged.
    -Hst is in 'Low' gear.
    -counterweight on the 3 point hitch to keep weight (traction) on the rear tires.

    I've been known to lift the bucket...
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    Re: 40 hp tractor, who has best product?

    Brent,

    Lately, your posts and 'thread closed' are becoming synonymous. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Don
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    Re: Thanks for nothing PineRidge.....LOL

    Ordered Pizza lately?

    Turn your sound on.......

    http://www.adcritic.com/interactive/view.php?id=5927

    Don
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    Re: CK30 HST hour meter

    The CK30 hour-meter indicates, in five digits, the hours that the tractor has been operated. Records the hour, and portions of the hours that the tractor has been operated while the engine is...
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    Re: HawTHORN tree + my head = HOSPITAL

    <font color="blue"> But I didn't post this for anyone's sympathies, </font>

    Bob, we'll hold off with any 'unicorn' comparison's till your head stops hurting. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif...
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    Re: HawTHORN tree + my head = HOSPITAL

    Bob,

    Sorry to hear about your mishap. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    I have hawthorn trees and those thorns sure do go in easier than they come out.

    I have only one suggestion. See...
  93. Re: What is your favorite breed of dog and why ???

    <font color="blue"> This forum seems different than the other's I lurk on in that people put the pics in as attachments. </font>

    Ditto what Gatorboy said....plus when the pictures are oversized...
  94. Re: Grease fitting for brake pedals - CK30HST

    <font color="blue"> Are they metric thread grease fittings? If so, I will have to find some.
    </font>
    If they are metric.............See Harbor Freight

    Don
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    Re: Cutting steps into a bank

    <font color="blue"> I want to make this friendly to walk up and down for family members of "all" ages. </font>

    How wide is the property and would it be possible to carve in a walkway from side...
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    Re: Happy 30th Anniversary

    Congratulations txdon on the 30th. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif I would have never thunk it.....the way you labored to install the rocks surrounding the bridge. You must of got married when...
  97. Re: Grease fitting for brake pedals - CK30HST

    <font color="blue"> That would definitely work. Is that something I can get at a local auto store? </font>

    I have seen them at TSC. I would imagine your local auto parts store would carry the 90...
  98. Re: Grease fitting for brake pedals - CK30HST

    <font color="blue">How are you supposed to grease the brake pedal fitting? </font>

    Would a 90 degree grease coupler work? Only need approx. 1/2" clearance to slide up over the zerk fitting.
    ...
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    Re: @*#! rabbits in my garden

    Here's some ideas from Jerry Baker on critter control

    Don
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    Re: New Blue 7520

    <font color="blue">My dealer painted it for me to make the sale. </font>

    Now that's a dealer aimin' to please the customer.

    Link to the blue Mahindra pictures

    Don
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