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    Re: angle iron axle

    I've extended the width of a few hand truck axles that way so they wouldn't tip over when I hauled fence posts around he pasture. A couple of wheels have cracked possibly from too much weight but...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    I'll try to drain mine soon. The stuff in your photo next looks like what mine probably looks like inside the tank.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    Makes sense to me.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    I did a search and biocides for diesel fuel are available on the www.
    diesel fuel anti-bacterial - Google Search
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    I gently scraped some of what looked just like rust to me off of the inside of my fuel cap. To my surprise some of it was mushy. When I applied the magnet the mushy part showed no reaction while a...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    CAD and Ray,
    If I get around to doing the magnet test I'll post the result. I'm guessing a magnet would attract partially magnetic rust and not bacteria. If it's totally non-magnetic rust I'm...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    I too have rust on my fuel cap, never thought it might be bacteria. I believe I'll scrape a little off and see if it sticks to a magnet.
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    Re: Attack of the trees.

    Was there a tornado? That was strange.
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    Re: Boy, I done went and done it!

    That little blond pixie needs to drop a few pounds of flab from her back or cover it up. She's not the pixie she was a few years ago.
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    I guess they have animals that can use the racks on the palets' home planet.
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    Hay racks for what kind of animal?
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    Re: I hate my dryer....I'm sure it hates me!

    Does anyone else have trouble with the timer knobs breaking on their GE drier? The flat sided hole in mine keeps cracking allowing the spindle to hold still while the knob spins. I went down to the...
  13. Dirt Moving Re: M7060 Frame Not Strong Enough For a Toothed Bucket?

    This thread brings to mind another that sparked my interest. As I remember it someone said that utility tractors were not rated for digging. I'd not thought about it before.
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    Re: Square Bale Storage

    You might try a second layer of pallets on top of the one that's already there.
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    Re: Radioactive Fence Posts?

    Couldn't they locate it with a geiger counter?
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    Re: Radioactive Fence Posts?

    Gary,
    I've seen ar least one other explanation similar to yours as to how drill stem picked up radiation.. This made me curious as to whether motor oil is radio active too? Do you have the answer?
  17. Re: If you have forgotten what older trucks were like

    No, you're not the only one. I clicked on the link expecting to see a truck from the early 1950's.
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    The nails might be uncomfortable as well.
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    Castration usually works wonders.
  20. Re: Thinking of replacing tractor's metal fuel tank with a non metal marine tank

    That's the way it seems to me too.
  21. Re: Thinking of replacing tractor's metal fuel tank with a non metal marine tank

    As I mentioned diesel tanks on vehicles don't seem to be vented. If this is so, why doesn't the fuel flow stop when all the air is gone? I must have overlooked something here.
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    Re: Blizzard today (video)

    If I ever get caught up I might go north some winter just to experience a blizzard for myself. Those who have them make them sound interesting.
  23. Re: Thinking of replacing tractor's metal fuel tank with a non metal marine tank

    Mark and KThompson,
    I appreciate your replies. K's comment about the seam failure brings up another question. As near as I can tell, tanks that hold diesel aren't vented unless the cap has a vent...
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    Re: Wood chipper- is it best to rent, or buy?

    Now you've got me thinking of the guy who rented a chipper to dispose of his wife's body. It didn't work out for him. He got caught.

    I hope you get some good helpful advice.:)
  25. Thinking of replacing tractor's metal fuel tank with a non metal marine tank

    After reading this thread http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/john-deere-owning-operating/371639-jd1070-diesel-corrosive-why-my.html I think I know why my MF 261 is running so rough and would like...
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    Re: Rust in a fuel tank

    Prichard,
    I can't thank you enough. The one I was looking for was among your results. JD1070 - Is Diesel corrosive?? Why is my fuel cap all corroded?? I think I was searching with the word...
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    Re: Rust in a fuel tank

    This thread reminds me of one we had recently that started when someone asked about the rust he was finding on the inside of his fuel cap. I've searched for that thread many times and haven't...
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    Re: Rural Living Entertainment

    Here's another of Egon's messages that I enjoyed. Reminded me of one of the few times I was interested in math in school. The problem had to do with a kid who earned money by selling milk from his...
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    Re: Rural Living Entertainment

    Net Flix still ships DVDs through the mail.
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    Re: National Champions

    Where's Clemsonfor? Probably at a celebration.
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    Re: Rural living is great for privacy, or is it?

    I can't even be assured of privacy when I have to do my buisness in the woods. Too many camouflaged game thieves sitting in trees.
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    Re: How old is this deer?

    I don't know about your deer but, I'd say the one at this link was born in 1937, unstyled. 1933 john deere unstyled - Google Search
    Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
    Stuck
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    Re: How old is this deer?

    I don't know about your deer but, I'd say the one at this link was born in 1937, unstyled. 1933 john deere unstyled - Google Search
    Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
    Stuck
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    Re: what is this?

    Are there pigs running loose in the area where the photo was taken?
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    Re: Anyone have photos of a Chainsaw holder?

    BTW:
    I wouldn't want to be in an enclosed cab with a tool that tended to emit gasoline fumes. An outside mount might be best.
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    Re: Anyone have photos of a Chainsaw holder?

    Sometimes the easiest way to check the archives is to ask a question. Try the similar threads below this post.
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    Re: How do you submit a support ticket?

    The administrator is Muhammad. I don't know how to submit a support ticket. Maybe you can send him a PM. The following URL should take you to him. ...
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    Re: Homemade mini tractor 4*4 from Ukraine

    Very good! You guys in Eastern Europe make some of the best DIY devices anywhere.
  39. Re: Ballast box vs Grandpa's implement for added weight

    Ditto.
  40. Re: Ballast box vs Grandpa's implement for added weight

    Barring an accident, I don't think you have anything to lose by trying the grandpa implements before buying the ballast box.
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    Re: Corroded battery cable

    My remedy for terminal corrosion is to use terminal greese and felt rings simultaneously. The combination seemes to work.
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    Re: Weld on bucket teeth

    I don't need any right now. I was looking for a source for future projects. Can I contact you when the need arises?
  43. Re: New Tractors Versus Old Tractors--Who has the most fun?

    I was thinking old meant tractors made when only Fergies and Fords had a 3pt hitch.
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    Re: Weld on bucket teeth

    Yeah, when I went back and looked at the pictures, it was obvious that you made the teeth. Is there a dealer in Augusta who sells AR500? I'm within driving distance and don't think it's available...
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    Re: Weld on bucket teeth

    Yeah! Where'd ya get um?
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    Re: Filter removal without a gorilla

    When I first bought my used MF the oil filter wouldn't budge and I broke my never-fail homemade filter wrench trying. Luckily, the filter was positioned so that a huge pair of arc joint pliers...
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    Re: Oops, I think I killed my bale spike

    I ordered and recieved a double set of bale spikes. I think it was designed light so it could be shipped through Fed Ex and I believe I got free shipping. The lightness was nice until I forgot to...
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    Re: Rust in compressor tank

    I think I have enough information to make my decision concerning whether or not to toss a compressor tank because of rusty water coming out of the drain. I've also learned some things I hadn't asked...
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    Re: Rust in compressor tank

    There's the answer to a question I hadn't thought to ask. My present MF is my first diesel and I've noticed the oil is back.
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    Re: Rust in compressor tank

    Dave,
    Thanks for the link. I can't watch a video until I get home where I have unlimited internet. Now I'm on a portable hot spot that's low on minutes. Was the explosion caused by rust?
  51. Price Check Re: Purchasing a John Deere 1025R w/Loader, 60" Mower and 5' Rear Blade

    :welcome:
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    Re: Rust in compressor tank

    I can live with a hiss, even a rusty one. Here's my next rewording of my question, does anyone know of person or property being injured by a ruptire of an air tank CAUSED BY RUST?
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    Re: Rust in compressor tank

    This compressor is only a few years old. The water ran clear for the first couple now it's giving me cause for concern. Perhaps a better question would be if the tank fails will it shoot across the...
  54. Re: Help identifyiny hydraulic cylinders with dutch keys.

    Nutria57,
    Thanks for the explanation and the correct spelling of jamb.
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    Rust in compressor tank

    I'm getting rusty water when I drain the tank on my air compressor. Should I toss it and buy a new unit?
  56. Re: Help identifyiny hydraulic cylinders with dutch keys.

    Nutria57
    Were the allen screws used like jam nuts?
  57. Re: Broken drawbar... chances a 'pro' welder can fix it

    That's an interesting break. It looks like a lap joint.
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    Re: Finally Finished My '68 MF135

    You've got two beauties. Where'd you source the ROPS?
  59. Re: Nice little BS mishap today! Want to laugh?

    My grandfather had an Indian probably around 1920 and told a similar story about getting pinned under it. I sometimes look at pictures of old Indians and wonder whether the one in the photo is the...
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    Re: Why are tractors so under-powered?

    New 85hp John Deere diesel vs. 18's steam tractor rated @ 18hp. | PowerNation
  61. Re: What else do you do with forks besides lift pallets?

    I cut off a section of welded wire fence panel about six feet long and turned up the end. Sometimes I weave the panel over the forks and use it to transport loose hay. My forks are 60" long,...
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    Re: Using a winch as a hoist

    2ndhalf
    Thanks for the link. Reminds me of the days when the descriptions in the Sears and Robuck catalog was a primary source for knowlege on things mechanical.
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    Re: What is this

    I'm going with that thing 2ndhalf said.
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    Re: Lets see your Mahindra!

    I've heard that Sixteen Tons was popular with the leadership of the Soviet Union because it showed problems with the capitalist system.
    I've also heard that when the Soviet workers saw, The Grapes...
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    Re: $500 for Kubota RTV 900 front axle!!??

    :welcome: kubotasara,
    Some genious, that would be you, sometimes thinks to check the date on a message and makes me feel kinda dumb.:)
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    Re: $500 for Kubota RTV 900 front axle!!??

    Agreed, at least for the oil seal. When I "go to" bearing supply house they sometimes take out a caliper and match the part up by size rather than brand or the number stamped on it.
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    Re: Never Leave Your Kubota Unattended!

    If that's a flea collar and it works, I want to know what brand it is.
  68. Thread: UFOs

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    Re: UFOs

    We had a tornado come by one night around 40 years ago. It really did sound like a freight train. I said a prayer and went back to sleep. The next day the barn was leaning to it's side and some...
  69. Re: Ouch... maybe watch before you purchase a Mahindra.

    I was about to say Stretch should have kept the tractor he had, then I realized we're probably in for many interesting videos as he learns how to keep the new one running. He's not a professional...
  70. Re: Ouch... maybe watch before you purchase a Mahindra.

    I thought it was called an 8x2 as well. I may have gotten the idea from reading messages on this forum.
  71. Re: Ouch... maybe watch before you purchase a Mahindra.

    I once bypassed a neutral safety switch. BAD IDEA! My son cranked the tractor from the ground while it was in gear. Luckily, the transmission was in low in both ranges and he had time to get out...
  72. Re: Ouch... maybe watch before you purchase a Mahindra.

    Chucke's videos have great energy and I sometimes watch them hoping some will transfer to me. Can't say I've ever heard a 8 speed forward 2 reverse called a 10 speed though.
  73. Re: 3PH Stabilizer Turnbuckles VERY Difficult to Turn

    I'd check the male threads on the turnbuckles to make sure they haven't been bent out of shape.
  74. Re: 3PH Stabilizer Turnbuckles VERY Difficult to Turn

    A 12" Crescent wrench is one of the most useful tools I've ever kept in a tractor.
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    Re: Lift For Chain/Drag Harrow

    I've chained a sectional spike toothed drag harrow to a boom pole for road transport, don't see why you couldn't do it with a chain harrow.
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    Re: Star head screws

    Good idea!
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    Re: Star head screws

    Xfaxman,
    Thanks for the size chart.
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    Re: Star head screws

    I'm the OP.

    Thanks to everyone for your replies. The overwhelming consensus is NO, they're not supposed to be that tight.

    I think what I need to do is take down the sizes of all the star bits I...
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    Star head screws

    I'm rununing across more and more screws with the star shapes holes in their heads also called torx screws. I often find myself having to drive the screw into the head with a hammer. Are they...
  80. Re: Oh Boy- another IdealArc Tig 300 300 (to fix)

    I've heard about older welders with a setting for thawing pipes. Never thought about using it to expand a ring gear.
  81. Re: Marking high & lows while mowing/brushcutting

    Foam row markers are as close as I've seen advertised. You might rig something with a can of shaving cream. 2.5 Gallon Turf Foam Marker | PaulB Parts - Ag, Industrial, and Mechanical Supply
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    Re: B7800 and post hole digging question

    Does the auger go in a way then stop and spin like the lift arms won't go any lower?
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    Re: Grease Zerks?

    A zerk fitting disappeared from it's hole when I tried to grease it. I found it last night, in the end of my grease gun.
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    Re: LONGER GREASE GUN HOSE

    I think someone said they made up a long one with hydraulic hose, don't remember him mentioning what it cost.
  85. Re: Newbie needs information re mower deck damage repair attempt

    At the beginning of a small engine class the instructor told us that we'd do things by the book in class because people tended to be less careful when on their own. We all got started on our...
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    Re: This is one of those days.

    Mama said there'd be days like this. I'm glad no one was hurt.
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    Re: BROKEN WIRE INSIDE WELDER

    It must have been nearly fifty years ago when my grandfather and I were in the hot attic fixing a beam that had given out. He said he hoped he'd be dead before the repair had to be repeated. I'm...
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    Re: Jd 4720 woods canopy build

    I want one. Even the wooden one would be an improvement on none at all which is what I have now.
  89. Comparison Re: 2006 Massey 461 or new New Holland Workmaster

    I'd compare the transmissions. My MF 261 has a 4X2 and not having but 2 speeds in reverse is aggrivating. Reverse/low crawls and reverse/high is often too fast. I'd also check at Tractorhouse.com...
  90. Re: To hunt or to work....that is the question.

    I had to be careful not to laugh when my old school mate told me he was trying to make it through hunting season before looking for work. To be fair to him, I probably hadn't seen him in twenty...
  91. Re: To hunt or to work....that is the question.

    I ran into an old school mate at a flea market. He was selling things to survive. Said he was trying to make it through hunting season before he looked for a job.
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    Re: I figured out why I hate tv

    I don't watch as much TV as I used to. I spend the time surfing silly sites on the computer.:)
  93. Re: Hello from mechanic in Texas with experience with farm machinery

    :welcome: Nice to hear you're a tractor mechanic. You'll probably be quite popular around here.
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    Re: We should start raising the devil.

    Possum up a simmon tree
    Houn dog on thu groun
    Houn dog said to thu possum
    Throw some simmons down

    I suspect that's from an old minstrel show.
  95. Thread: PHD Trouble

    by stuckmotor
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    Re: PHD Trouble

    If I wanted to replace the seals, bushings, or bearings, I think I'd take the bad ones to one of my local bearing supply houses and see if they could help me.
  96. Re: Local dealer dropped ball -- forget buying a Massey?

    From my experience dealers don't like to do warranty work because it doesn't pay enough to suit them. I recently heard a lawn equipment dealer answer s*** no! When asked if they'd do warranty work...
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    Re: Help! I can't see my dash

    I researched ways to see a digital camera screen in bright sunlight. Looking at the display through a toilet paper tube came highly recommended. I have yet to try this and can only speculate that a...
  98. Re: Pallet colony discovered in Washington field

    I think you might be onto something. The newscasters really jump all over the clown threat and sat not a word about pallets in fields. Maybe they want us to forget.
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    Re: Need help identifying 3 bottom plow

    The coulters haven't been discarded :), the working parts are nice and shiny:), and I think you paid a fair price :). Looks like a good deal to me. All Il can say about the brand is the color looks...
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    Re: quick attach pallet forks

    If the quick attach plates on your tractor and the plate on the forks are narrow enough to let you see your load through the frame it might help. My guess is that less metal would mean less...
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