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    Re: Pipe saddle

    You could just hand cut/grind one to fit, then make a templet of the results from a piece of shoebox cardboard or if you have it available, gasket material. Might take less time than searching the...
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    Re: Removing traces of red from a diesel tank

    I think keeping records of purchase of on road fuel in your trucks should be sufficient along with an explanation of why there might be some red dye in your on road vehicles. It is going to be...
  3. Re: Long-estranged sibling just passed away...

    Most deadbeats continue to be deadbeats even in death. I don't think you owe anything to anyone to settle her estate or burial and I personally wouldn't feel bad to not do anything should something...
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    Re: Best way to balance a mower deck?

    If deck was cutting properly and just started leaving a cut-line on one side, I wouldn't mess with trying to level the deck prior to checking the air pressure in all 4 tires. Decks don't usually get...
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    Re: Leaf collection ideas

    I agree. I don't have massive amounts of leaves (two sycamore trees and a few sweet gums) and I try to mulch them in and not collect them. I find that if I just keep mowing them over and don't let...
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    Re: Ford may use tequila by-products

    I would think that adding those tough cactus fibers would make the plastic much stronger, so yeah, good job Ford.
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    Re: Cab Tinting

    I don't think I would tint the front glass due to decreased visibility. Sides and back should be enough to keep majority of light and heat away. If tinting the front glass, leave the area where you...
  8. Re: BH77 Stabilizer arm broken and cylinder rod snapped

    If the B26 would fit, they are definitely stronger. I have forgot to raise mine a few times and dragged them as much as the tractor would pull without damage. I still think you would be OK with the...
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    Re: 2 tons of Lime ain't nothing!!!

    I assume that is 6 tons per acre and you have multiple acres which makes the total to $1000 and not that total for just 6 tons of lime.
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    Re: 2 tons of Lime ain't nothing!!!

    Some Co-Ops furnish for free or rent large trailer/distributors for this, but they are really huge and require a large tractor to move them on anything other than level ground. Most folks don't have...
  11. Re: BH77 Stabilizer arm broken and cylinder rod snapped

    From the photos, it appears to be a bad weld which caused the breakage. I doubt that you need stronger metal although that would certainly prevent bending but it doesn't look like the metal bent any...
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    Re: Should I refill my wheels?

    That corrosion looks like it may have been caused by chemicals not just plain water. The stem has obviously been leaking and should be replaced before adding anything back to the tire, not even air....
  13. Re: Field FOD through a front (thank God) tire

    Sounds like the recycler didn't run the crusher run past a strong magnet. We crushed tons of concrete on one job I was on and all the metal was collected via a super magnet with a conveyor belt...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    You will be glad you saved those steps when you get older. Those hips and knees can only take so much walking and then they wear out like mine have. I use my Kubota RTV900 most of the time for...
  15. Re: Hit the predator nocturnal trifecta last nite

    Good job, there seems to be an explosion of those pest around my place also. Possums get killed regular by my sister in laws German shepherd dog. So far raccoons seem to find automobiles there...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Thursday night we had a terrific storm blow thru with 60-70 MPH winds that toppled trees all over the state of Ark and many other. Friday I was just mostly assessing the damage which included 2 of...
  17. Page screen jumps back to top of page at least 3 times every time a page is opened

    Isnt there something that can be done about this constant hopping up and down with the pages. It is so aggravating with having to scroll down 3-4 times at every page opening. I think this was...
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    Re: Super S Premium Hydraulic Tractor Fluid

    That is not the same oil as the Super S premium universal fluid we have been discussing. The word to look for is PREMIUM and it is not the same as the old J20 stuff I used to use in my Yanmar. The...
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    Re: 4WD selector seized to Gear selector!

    If you have an oxyacetylene torch, you can cut the sleeve off easily without damaging the shaft. Just start at the bottom of the sleeve at any point that is convenient. Get it hot and then start...
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    Backhoe Re: Dug up first stump

    I also helped Dad blow some stumps, nothing as large as the video and mostly less than 1 stick would take out our largest oak tree stumps. The biggest chore was getting all the dirt gathered up and...
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    Backhoe Re: Dug up first stump

    That stump planer looks like an extremely slow stump grinder. Anyone care to expound on why a regular stump grinder couldn't be used in the situation given in the video. I could see a use for the...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I spent 2 days filling in wash outs for a friends campground roads that had been neglected for 2 years. I hauled rock from a pit about 300 yards distance that was on top of a hill between a valley. ...
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    Re: Air conditioned cabs

    I have seen a few mowers with a protection cab (golf courses) but not an AC. I doubt that the engine would be strong enough to run an AC compressor AND mow heavy grass at the same time. Even if you...
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    Re: Pump out of the river

    I agree with PMSMechanic, flood irrigation is the way to go when using a pump from the river. Large volume of low pressure water will work well especially if you have some small slope back to the...
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    Mowing Re: Bolt on blade

    Quickest, easiest is just replace the spindle that is if your dealer has it in stock. How old is your mower deck, likely that spindle has lots of wear on it and may fail shortly into the future...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Had to jump start my brother in laws tractor this morning, then put in a grease zerk in his bush hog tail wheel before going to work on moving 66 round bales of hay into the barn. Had to stop after...
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    Re: Where's the older users

    I just came in from moving round bales into the barn for my brother in law. I got 14 in the barn and 40 more to go. Got to go to the doctor this afternoon to get all my pills and insulin refills...
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    Chipper Re: Woodmaxx chipper

    You likely have the RPM too high. Try lowering the RPM to around 1000-1200 rpm. You want them just high enough to keep from stalling the engine when engaging the PTO.
    I am not familiar with how...
  29. Thread: Backhoe

    by Gary Fowler
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    Re: Backhoe

    On my B26, I find that the sweet spot is 1800 RPM. That is enough for it to work at a fast enough pace but still not produce too much engine noise. 2500 RPM is full throttle. I don't find that...
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    Re: TBN Performance Issues

    The page just jumps up and down so I have to keep scrolling up and down for several times on each page till it settles down. This problem just started a couple of days ago for me. I thought it may...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Did my first bush hogging in 4 years. Cows have keep grass and weeds down but this year we have more grass than cows and one 10 acre pasture that belongs to my ex daughter in laws which my brother...
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    Re: Mini Ex uses

    CONS: The major drawback to an excavator is the travel speed, so if you have long distance to travel between or to uses, it can consume a lot of time.
    Tracks do wear out and are expensive to...
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    Re: What size are my tanks

    I wouldn't worry about pulling too much acetylene thru any size cutting tip with those tanks. A number 4 brazing tip might tax it and a rose bud for sure would but cutting tips up to size 3 should...
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    Re: How is this a safety device??

    I don't have kids to worry about and I for sure would defeat any device on my zero turn that killed the engine when pulling both levers in reverse or killed the mower. If I have a small spot to...
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    Re: GC2600 lost key

    Neighbor lost key to their lawnmower. It has a generic key like my mower, my Kubota and most other tractors. I took my Swiss army knife and found a blade that would go in the slot, twisted and it...
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    Re: RTV x1100C spark arrestor bolt broke

    BTY, there is no other way to clean the screen. It is just a short section of fine mesh about 3 inches long that slide up in the exhaust pipe.
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    Re: RTV x1100C spark arrestor bolt broke

    It isn't much of an issue. Just get a drill and drill it out. I removed my screen and tossed it. I don't plan to take mine to any national forest so it isn't needed. If you want to keep the...
  38. Thread: TRACTOR HP

    by Gary Fowler
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    Re: TRACTOR HP

    Lots of tractors in fact most have a series of 3 or more that will use the same frame, engine and transmission to produce differing amounts of HP. For instance my LS P7010 (70HP) uses the same...
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    Re: Can I jump my DK40SEHST?

    Most CUT and Utility tractors now only have a single 12 volt battery that you can just jump off with any good 12 volt battery unlike days of old when they had 2 and sometimes 3 batteries with at...
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    Re: LS XR4150 Hydro losing RPM and hp

    Only one really good reason to loose RPM and that is lack of fuel. Either fuel filter stopped up, fuel pump bad or tank/line stopped up. Might be algae in the tank that is restricting the flow at...
  41. Re: Weed Eater trimmer line or alternatives and other experiences...

    Walmart used to sell "Gator Blades" that are like the plastic ones but are made of steel. You can still order them online though, just Google Gator Blades. I bought 3 sets about a year ago. They...
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    Re: Golf cart maintenance

    I had to double check mine to see about the steering shaft and ball joint zerks and didn't find any grease points on my EZGo cart other than on the tie rods. I guess they changed to sealed bearings...
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    Re: Where's the older users

    BTDT in my real world also, but when I start working on something, I like to finish it. My brain still thinks my body is young, so does my dog who wants to play toss the Frisbee early each morning. ...
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    Re: Grease confusion

    While at Atwoods a few days ago, they had their store brand (Harvest) moly lube for 86 cents per tube. I passed it by to look at what I am currently using (Mystic in red and green tubes -2 types...
  45. Re: Is there a way to get a first fix on the water level in a tractor's tires?

    Other than rotating the tire till water comes out the valve stem, the "sweating" of the tire under certain cold and damp conditions is about all I can think of. This sweating might take a long time...
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    Re: What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    I live by that quote also just like my Father. He would fix anything rather than buy new because money was always tight. Even though I could now easily afford to buy new for anything that breaks, I...
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    Re: Hummer numbers wayyyyyyyy down

    Last year I had up 2 feeder but never saw more than 6 at one time. This year it was late before I saw the first one and I only put out one feeder so far this year and just last week that #2 showed...
  48. Re: How to brushhog uneven terrain without damaging equipment

    I forgot to mention that the chain attachment also allows you to adjust the ride height of your mower so you don't have to continually readjust it when raising/lowering etc. This is especially...
  49. Re: How to brushhog uneven terrain without damaging equipment

    Tractor supply sells a chain attachment, actually 2 chains the fasten to each lift arm and the to the top link attachment point on your tractor. This allows the bush hog to float up more so than the...
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    Re: How much trailer do I need?

    When I bought my B26 and needed a trailer to haul it from over 500 miles away, I went with a 20 footer with dual 6K axles with brakes on each axle. Never regretted the purchase. It cost a bit more...
  51. Re: Water Heater - Paper Towel Test (Sears Rant)

    Some of their stuff still seems pretty good but like everyone else, customers don't seem to be available at the local Hot Springs store, parking lot is almost always mostly bare. I don't look for...
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    Re: catastrophic rim failor

    From your second picture which shows the circular break at the junction of the pressed bend to offset the rim, I think the design/fabrication of the rim is also at fault. The sharp bend creates a...
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    Re: dash light question

    A lightning bolt is almost universally related to the electrical system. If your battery is staying charged, then the idiot light(that is what we call every light rather than having an actual gauge...
  54. Re: Negotiate with JD x330...and engine upgrade worth it?

    I think the engine upgrade is a good deal but also you need to get a more durable transaxle. I would spend the money to get a 3400 series or JD equivalent of that series by HydroGear which is what...
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    Re: What can they do?

    You will be surprised at what a small excavator can do. You may not need as big a machine as you think. I think a rental unit for a weekend would be well worth the cost to determine what the small...
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    Re: RV dump station convenience

    If you plan to dump into your sewer system, forego the Aqua Blue in the RV brown water tank (commode). I never use it in my RV for short trips (2 days) and there is no smell. Flush the tank with...
  57. Re: How much weight can safely be suspended from center of 2"x2" square tube 9' long?

    A truss design underneath using some 1/2" diameter rod would make it safe to hold 750# or more as long as the rod was properly welded you wouldn't get any sag.
  58. Re: Aren't you glad chainsaws were invented?

    I never say a contraption like that. I bet that crosscut saw worked pretty well with that rig.

    I did have the opportunity to help my Dad saw up some logs with a cross cut saw when I was very...
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    Re: My father's day gift.

    Well that is certainly a nice gift even if it was from you to you.
    My fathers day present was a nice surprise visit from Laurie my middle daughter who live north of Houston Tx. She snuck in and...
  60. Re: Think washer fluid in rear tires won't corrode?

    I have no idea why your rims rusted so badly in just 2 years especially with tubes. I don't think the WWF was the problem since none of it should have gotten inside the rim unless you had lots of...
  61. Re: Think washer fluid in rear tires won't corrode?

    I am glad I can get by with just plain water. IF it freezes in winter, I just wait for it to thaw out which is usually only a few days that get and stay cold enough to freeze plain water. I fill...
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    Re: My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks

    Sorry to hear about your dog. I sure hope your GS mixed breed is good for you. We certainly love our purebred black with tan markings long haired German Shepherd. We get compliments on him...
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    Re: How does your garden grow?

    Tomatoes here in Bismarck and most of Arkansas are suffering from a mold that quickly kills the whole plant in just a day or so. Mine all got it and all but one vine (one grape tomato)died. Also...
  64. Re: Zero Turn Mowers - Too Many Choices, Need Help!

    The ZT 3100 transmission is going to be better than the 2800 (higher the better) and 3400 is going to be better still but I don't think you will get the 3400 series for $4500. Get the one with...
  65. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    The only problem with HST pedals whether one or two is the location. Hardly no way to use the brakes and the HST pedals at the same time (legs crossed over one another-one to work the brake and one...
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    Re: Load balancing

    I have only seen one response to your photo of the hitch on your truck that seems to be cracked on the left side. I would for sure look into that crack/break before using that to pull even a small...
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    Re: catastrophic rim failor

    Loose lug bolts are the usual cause of rim failure. I don't think I have ever heard of a rim failure without the bolts being loose. Better check all of the other lug bolts also. Loose bolts allow...
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    Re: Backhoe and Filled tires

    It is in the B26 manual to not fill the tires. Personally, if I wanted to fill them, I don't think it would hurt anything but after 4 years of ownership and running the tires with air only, I don't...
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    Re: Maintenance and Repair Cost Data

    Caddy parts are so expensive that even a minor accident might be enough for insurance to total it. I had a 10 year old Caddy once that I damaged the front end (didn't even break a headlight, but...
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    Tires Re: Front tire LS Tractor

    I have not had any issues with any tractor tires like that. I have seen it happen on some car tires though. I sincerely doubt that you will get any warranty on them.
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    Re: what to do with my rotary shredder

    That doesn't look like "light duty" to me what with the I beam sides. I cant tell about the deck thickness but it is well reinforced so at minimum I would say it is medium duty depending on the HP...
  72. Re: No license plate/registration for farm vehicles in your State ?

    I live in Arkansas and they do have farm tags for trucks but even though I have a farm number I don't get farm tags. A long term resident told me that farm tags cost more than regular tags, but I...
  73. Re: Thoughts on splitting a brand new tractor?

    You folks that would demand a new tractor over one repair, I ask this question, If you bought an automobile and had a problem within the first 100 miles do you think the dealer would give you a new...
  74. Re: Best way to stuff 6AWG wire in 2AWG Anderson style quick connect

    The Anderson site only mentions crimping, and I found the tool for only $1,813.62 on mouser.

    A PROPERLY DONE hydraulic crimp smashes all the wires together:[/QUOTE]
    I have done quality control on...
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    Re: DIY Power Barrow

    Don't know about the weight, but why do you have your tires on backward?
  76. Buying Advice Re: Best riding mower for rolling land and 6 acres?

    471715471713471714This (see photo) is typical of hills that I mow up, down and sideways with not problem with my zero turn Ferris IS 700Z. My old Craftsman 6000 ZTR doesn't do so well on the hills...
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    Re: Sod farming

    Lots of expense to sod farming in addition to the expensive equipment to cut the sod and stack it. Lots of lime and fertilizer needed to get a quick growth and healthy root system. Lets not forget...
  78. Oil & Fuel Re: How important are 300 hour HST oil changes for Kubota B7510 used as a mower?

    Pray tell, how do you get a sample of HST oil without making a terrible mess. Once the drain plug is pulled to get the sample, just let it drain and replace the oil and filter. Save the cost of a...
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    Re: Attack spider?

    I have heard that you are never more than 7 feet from a spider anywhere you are. I would think outside in the grass you would be much closer. Ants can usually dispatch much larger creatures due to...
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    Re: Concrete Sealer for Pole Barn?

    I might do sealer on my garage if it were not so expensive but never in my shop where I store boat, motorcycle, lawnmowers and a couple of cars. I also do my mechanic work and welding there. No way...
  81. Re: Best way to stuff 6AWG wire in 2AWG Anderson style quick connect

    I don't know where you get your reading material but "if done properly" means a lot for either soldering or crimping. I would certainly rather have a wire soldered joint than a crimp any day of the...
  82. Re: Thoughts on splitting a brand new tractor?

    Do you really think that you will get a new "anything" when a first repair is needed. That is just stupid to even think much less post. Sure you may want a new one, but not very likely in fact...
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    Spray in liners wouldn't help at all from dents due to thin metal underneath.
  84. Buying Advice Re: Best riding mower for rolling land and 6 acres?

    I have an 8 foot bush hog that I use to mow my pasture. I timed the mowing using the tractor vs using my ZTR and I can mow it faster with my 52" deck ZTR AND mow right up against the trees than I...
  85. Thread: Seriously?

    by Gary Fowler
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    Re: Seriously?

    Sadly I think it is folks like you (and I) who just watch and say nothing when we see something oh so wrong happening that is the root of this epidemic. Folks just don't want the hassle that it...
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    Re: New 2017 GMC/Chev HD's

    They are just emulating the Dodge Ram. Ever since Dodge trucks started looking like a semi in front and sold like hot cakes to a lumberjack, everyone has been making them look bigger and bigger. ...
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    Re: How hard is TIG to learn

    As a former welder, welding instructor and quality assurance manager, we always teach stick welding first. That is the foundation on which a welding student builds his experience. Stick is not that...
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    Re: Tires started slipping this year

    If you buy new tires, get some with bar lugs, not quite the height of tractor tires, but V lugs and they will give you much better hill climbing ability. Also don't try to climb hills with dew on...
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    Re: Is it time for a gasoline engine tractor?

    Oh, I was around and owned cars of 65s vintage on up. I worked on them to get the best performance possible. Sure computers control everything on an engine now which makes them run their fullest...
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    Re: Is it time for a gasoline engine tractor?

    That is why on the larger diesel engine tractors they put intercoolers on them to cool the incoming air for more power.
    I have worked on the farm with tractors burning gas, LP gas and diesel and...
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    Re: Load balancing

    Classic example of buying more than one needs for the job. Now you need a dump truck or a used semi-tractor to pull the trailer with. Semi-tractors might be cheaper than a dump truck unless you...
  92. Re: 2005 grand L3830 Kubota vs 2015 Kubota L3901 ?

    For cleaning out a pond, you would really need an excavator. With a back hoe on a tractor, you can only swing at most 90 degrees to each side of the tractor. This is not conducive to cleaning out a...
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    Re: Is it time for a gasoline engine tractor?

    When did Troybuilt start making a CUT tractor. All I see is lawn care products like mowers, weedeater and tillers.
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    Re: Is it time for a gasoline engine tractor?

    yeah right!!! For decades they said they were making the engines as fuel efficient as possible but they only got 10 mpg with a best in class of around 20 mpg. Now after feds mandated better fuel...
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    Re: Torch info please

    Looks like a Victor Journeyman model. That is a very good cutting torch, I have the same model.
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    Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    I didn't read the whole thread, but I don't know what one would need a diesel in a F-150 pickup for. Mileage is no better than gasoline, maybe worse in some and you sure aren't going to be pulling...
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    The aluminum might be ok if they made it like 1/8" thick and out of a grade a bit harder. I know from working on Tanks and APC's in the Army (circa 1970's) that the aluminum they used couldn't be...
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    Mowing Re: GT 235: How Gauge Mowing Swath?

    There you go, just mow and watch where your tires are in relation to the mower deck so that you are not overlapping too much nor leaving a strip. If you have to, mark the deck where the blade tip is...
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    Re: 2510H Zerk fitting

    For the $35 for the zapper, you could have bought a drill bit, tap and a whole box of zerks and just remove the bastard sized one, drill out and tap for a standard USA zerk size and then problem...
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    Re: Kubota Tier 4 Engines

    And your point is? There really is a reason that all industrial engines are diesel.
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