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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    I would be more then happy to get you started down the road....as a ball park plan on spending around $400 give or take......If that does not scare you off drop me a pm and I will give you all the...
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    Re: Ratchet Rake - ever seen/used one?

    After you get it you are going to thing how did I do this before.
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    Re: Working that backhoe HARD.

    Sounds like it is par for the course.....I was thinking it was, but I wanted to make sure. When hitting those roots it does go into relief quite a bit. But I figured as long as that fan is intact...
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    Re: Working that backhoe HARD.

    Sorry I should have said that...yes it is a 25D stock backhoe.
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    Re: New barn, need heating advice

    My shop is about the same size but with 16foot sides....I have a lift in my shop. What I have is a 220v electric heater, and then like you said a small vent-less propane heater. I only heat when I...
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    PM sent:

    The only thing I have really ever welded is on my different cars, and that was the only thing I bought the welder for. Years ago they told me that was all I would ever need if that was...
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    Re: david bradley suburban tractor

    Try these guys....

    Garden Tractor Talk - Garden Tractor Forums
  8. Thread: too big?

    by Cherokee140
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    Re: too big?

    Sheesh! Since when did this website become a car enthusiast bashing website!:mad:

    I enjoy anything with an engine, cars, motorcycles, tractors, even my weed whacker.

    Right now I'm enjoying a...
  9. Re: Small Diesel 4WD Garden Tractor with snow removal options for under $5000?

    That might be a real good suggestion....can you get one for under $5k?
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    Working that backhoe HARD.

    Question....a few weeks ago I spend the day digging up trees. On the few times I took a rest that backhoe cylinder was pretty darn hot.....hot to where it would not burn me, but I did not want to...
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    Re: Ratchet Rake - ever seen/used one?

    They are great to level....and the little groves left by the teeth are perfect to re-seed they grass with...perfect depth.
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    That is it, I have not found much in the way of reviews on it so I will give you my two bits. I currently have a 32gb micro SD card in mine and have not filled it up yet. File sizes seem to be...
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    Re: bxpanded thumb vs kubotas

    I have been looking at thumbs for a while now....wanting to make it powered along the lines of what 4shorts has done....but too busy at the moment. Likely another winter project.
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    Yes there is a thing that goes around your head that the camera mounts to....it is very small and pretty light, you actually forget it is there. One of the reason I went with the Panasonic, I did...
  15. Re: Finally got a riding mower: Craftsman "Pro Series" GT7400

    They are very good tractors....so many poo poo them because they are not green or whatever.

    Those machines are just as strong and tough as anything out there.....good machine.
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    Same here, but I did not read the entire thread. I have taken a few classes but that is it, I am not a welder, but I can stick two things together and they usually stay together. Personally I have...
  17. Mowing Re: Kubota BX2200 Turf Tires Tearing up lawn when mowing

    is it under warrantee? If it is not too far out may be worth a call to Kubota....worse thing they can say is no.
  18. Thread: too big?

    by Cherokee140
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    Re: too big?

    [QUOTE=EricTheOracle;3844687]There is a class of people with nothing to do and all day to do it, in which a smaller tractor would allow them to knock out what they want to accomplish (eventually),...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    Update, not many updates here lately lots going on. But this is the first video (I think) with the new camera. If you are interested it is a Panasonic HX-a100, it is along the lines of a gopro or...
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    Re: Slow crank on J.D. 450E dozer

    One bad battery and one good battery....the bad one will just kill you. Test each battery on its own. Could be you have just one that has given up the ghost. M1009's are the same kind of...
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    Re: Slow crank on J.D. 450E dozer

    One bad battery and one good battery....the bad one will just kill you. Test each battery on its own. Could be you have just one that has given up the ghost. M1009's are the same kind of...
  22. Thread: too big?

    by Cherokee140
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    Re: too big?

    I agree any machine can do anything given the time and desire to do it.

    But many here would say there is no such thing as too big.
  23. Re: Small Diesel 4WD Garden Tractor with snow removal options for under $5000?

    I own a 650 and it is a great machine....it is however a bit of a step child at JD. You might have problems finding parts for it.
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    Re: Water to new pole barn

    This is what I did and it works great. If you have power toss an heater in there for the winter....no power I think there are solar heaters in there.
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    Re: Digging and Screening Gravel

    Do you have any other photos or video of your shifter, it looks very nice
  26. Thread: DEAD!

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    Re: DEAD!

    I don't doubt it for a second. Machine had like 10hp....now we seem to think unless it has 20+hp it can not do a darn thing......So many people are hung on how big stuff is when you really just...
  27. Thread: DEAD!

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    Re: DEAD!

    I don't doubt it for a second. Machine had like 10hp....now we seem to think unless it has 20+hp it can not do a darn thing......So many people are hung on how big stuff is when you really just...
  28. Thread: DEAD!

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    Re: DEAD!

    Any update....I love those old tractors....and the versions with the curved fenders are the best looking IMHO.

    I did not think they had a safety switch standard, but that means little now.
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    Buying Advice Re: John Deere 1025R

    Do you already have the machine? If you don't give yourself some time to learn it and see how it does for you....some of the things you read might not apply to you. If you got to run everything at...
  30. Re: Small Diesel 4WD Garden Tractor with snow removal options for under $5000?

    I have been using a Sears tractor DGS6500 for 6 years for snow and around the house mowing. IIRC it has about 400 hours on it so far. I have the sears snow blower and it works pretty darn well, it...
  31. Re: Using Kubota BX quick attach for lifting

    I have used mine to pick up things with it, or to drag things....nothing real heavy, and it was a well the bucket is off now and I want it moved now type moment. I just moved my little ford mower...
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    Re: Cleaning up the "Back 40"

    Shame when you are trying to clean your own property up and you have to worry about the EPA. What has the country become.
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    Re: rustoleum and durability

    Google 100$ paint job.

    I have done it and if you have bad results you need to learn how to prep the surface first. 99% of every (this paint is garbage) post is due to poor surface prep or paint...
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    Re: Saddest Hole My Kubota Ever Dug

    I was talking about having to put the pet down yourself. I was in a funk for weeks/months. Funny I have been in a war zone, but having to put down my own dog hit me harder then anything else I have...
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    Re: Piranha Tooth Bar

    Only time mine comes off is for back dragging.

    I have both the ratchet rake and the PTB and they are both very different tools, and both have their use. I would not want to give them up. But let...
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    Re: Saddest Hole My Kubota Ever Dug

    Nothing worse then having to do it yourself....I had to do it once....it was very bad.
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    Military, cop shops are not the best place for helping your language skills. I can turn it on and off pretty well however. In the video you see I hit the barn and did not let one slip. I really...
  38. Re: Two wheel drive diesel motorcycle for farming

    And a PTO.

    After the war they started to look at how to keep the production up....making a tractor/car was a good idea.....just not good in practice for this country after the war. Might have...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    A long time for an update here. I have been on and off the machine as I can....been having a rough couple of weeks.

    Machine now has 95hrs and I am still as happy with the machine as I can be.
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    Re: John Deere 318 Value?

    Those mowers have a real good following. If the mower is in good shape paint, stickers and runs good you can get a good amount of money out of them. It does vary from place to place, but where I...
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    Re: Saddest Hole My Kubota Ever Dug

    You have to remember that the shelters are full of animals that deserve good homes. They can not replace a lost friend but they can lessen the pain. I was a total wreck for months...then my wife...
  42. Re: If the HST dipstick on your BX looks like this....

    I would bet that an in line sensor would be pretty easy to do, and they might have one from a different machine. Personally I always hated idiot lights, I want a needle with a background of numbers.
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    Re: Saddest Hole My Kubota Ever Dug

    So sorry. I lost my best friend about a year ago. I know you don't think you are ready but there really is only one thing that can fill the hole in your heart and your spirit. I still miss Ranger...
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    Re: squirrel bait

    Shooting them with a pellet gun is against the law.....some states do have a season for them....but if it is a land owner/pest problem things change.

    I was going to suggest an air rifle....that...
  45. Re: Hi, I am David - I have a Ford LT 11 Lawn Tractor and attachments that I want to

    Wish it was closer.
  46. Re: Kubota BX Series/B series Combo mow and utility...or Garden Tractor + later buy a

    I am a pretty new BX25D owner. I mow a pretty rough field...about 13ac all together. On rough ground the Kubota is a pretty harsh ride. If I could do it over again I would not spend the money on...
  47. Thread: newbie

    by Cherokee140
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    Comparison Re: newbie

    That is a pretty open question there. Personally I think that I would go with the machine that has the longest proven track record. That does not mean that down the road you might have problems...
  48. Re: new member new bx25d, Pins not lining up/stuck on backhoe

    I leave it on unless I take everything off for some reason. I think the weight back there for doing loader work is something that you need to have.
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    Re: Digging out oak stump

    You have a little more machine then I do. That sure looks like a cool setup.
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    Buying Advice Re: tym tractors

    I am sure you have heard the term, the end product is greater then the sum of all its parts. Well just the opposite can be true as well. It could be made from the best stuff on the planet and...
  51. Re: new member new bx25d, Pins not lining up/stuck on backhoe

    I am not sure grease or oil would be a good I would think that dirt and grime would just love to stick to those surfaces covered with oil or grease.

    I do the same thing as the above folks say.
    ...
  52. Re: How do you fuel your tractor (logistics, not finding the cap to the tank)?

    My problem is lifting the can up. I have real problems with the weight. I am going to have to go to a transfer pump setup of some kind pretty soon.

    As to that no spill thing, no thanks. The...
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    Re: Digging out oak stump

    Same here, so many trees it is not even funny....but I can't imagine doing it if I did not have the backhoe.
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    Re: Tractor cab in sunny states

    California has some interesting weather....it is a pretty big state. It can be quite cool up north but like a desert in some areas. I never had a problem in the Kalafornia....or the Peoples...
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    Re: Rats ate wiring on L345

    How bad is it?....I have has some mouse issues in the past....nothing that could not be patched together with a diagram.

    Wanted to add....if you go this route solder, not but connectors.
  56. Re: Battery Failed......1 month & 35hrs with my new BX25DLB

    I am betting bad battery as well. I have them on a few classic cars....some have sat well past longer then they should have....actually selling a few of them because I just don't drive them anymore....
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    Re: Chinese Chipper Evaluation

    And too complex for some people,

    I am glad your rant is over :)
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    Re: Chinese Chipper Evaluation

    Naa.....I am tossing bait like crazy :)

    its fun.

    Keep us going on how the chipper is doing. I have been reading quite a bit on them and looking heavy at them. I will likely buy next spring.
    ...
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    Re: Chinese Chipper Evaluation

    Are you sure your chevy, jeep and gmc all came from this country? Hate to tell you but I highly doubt it....it might be screwed together here, but not "made" here. One thing I do know is the tires...
  60. Re: How do you fuel your tractor (logistics, not finding the cap to the tank)?

    Not so with bio diesel....it will start to grow pretty quick.
  61. Re: Massey Fergison 35 runs for half and hour and dies

    I was going to bet on ignition with the info we have....not much.

    Guessing that everything runs great till it gets hot, I would guess coil...but depending on what "complete tune up" is, could be...
  62. Re: Last minute checklist/add-ons for new tractor?

    I would say before you take the machine look at the "little things"....things that should be good after all it is a new machine. I bought a new tractor a few months ago and found it had bad...
  63. Thread: Tier 4

    by Cherokee140
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    Re: Tier 4

    You are spot on. I saw this first hand in the car business. Some dealers, large volume dealers took a very long time to get up to speed. Dealers are not wanting to spend the money on training,...
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    Re: Chinese Chipper Evaluation

    Lets not go down this road please. Oh and you better toss out that computer as every part is made in china....or your phone...or your router.


    How about tossing your car...I highly doubt...
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    Re: Chinese Chipper Evaluation

    Thanks for the review, I am also reviewing them, swallowing the price tag for a machine that I will use the heck out of for 4 months then use just once and a while is hard to do. The price of that...
  66. Thread: Tier 4

    by Cherokee140
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    Re: Tier 4

    To a point. I remember working at GM in the early 80's....the end of CCC (computer controlled carburetor) and the start of throttle body and their TPI (Tuned port Injection) injection systems. The...
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    Re: BX25D backhoe ripper question

    Yea you could change from digging to ripping pretty easy. I have a reluctance to start poking holes in my machine.....I wonder if you could take out the center "tooth" on the bucket and mount...
  68. Thread: Tier 4

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    Re: Tier 4

    So very true. I am not sure what has happened to people, they really seem to have just lost their minds. It is all a who you know, and it is so bent it is just amazing. Solyndra anyone? So much...
  69. Thread: Tier 4

    by Cherokee140
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    Re: Tier 4

    It did take a little while to get there, so many forget how much damage happened to cars right after the switch.....and even cars with heads that had hard seats...they still had heat cracks and...
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    Re: New to me chipper

    I have been looking for one for months....they do not come up used very often. I have so many trees I am dealing with.

    Do you mind if I ask what you paid for it, it looks in super good shape.
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    Re: Kubota HST broken fan survey results

    Ahh got ya.

    I have torn the boot but not damaged the fan yet. I have so many projects...building the armor should be higher on the list.
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    Re: Finally getting a BX25D

    On real thick roots you can also put that ripper (or try the bucket tooth) right on the edge of the root, then push and pull and you can rip off the root a little at a time. Hearing that root...
  73. Re: Buggy build from KIA Sportage to Shooting/Farm sidebyside

    Yes very true....they are going to be turning at a different rate....one is going to have to slip or something is going to make it slip. That is a fantastic vehicle you built, so much more useful...
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    Re: Orchard Tractor

    I would bet that you have choices that we in the states have no idea about....everything from modern western equipment to stone age soviet equipment. I really can't help you and I would bet the most...
  75. Thread: Tier 4

    by Cherokee140
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    Re: Tier 4

    The final step for now. With our current dictator in the white house he can with the stroke of a pen make any changes he wants to.

    IMHO there are going to be issues, just like there always are...
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    Buying Advice Re: tym tractors

    IMHO I would think that most people are going to buy them just based on price. There is really no other method to measure them against. Not one thing wrong with that, those people will get a...
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    Re: Kubota HST broken fan survey results

    Why? It is a fantastic little machine.
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    Re: Finally getting a BX25D

    To heck with that, the tractor will outlast the minivan by miles. Personally would figure a way to keep that machine inside. Nothing is harder on a machine than sitting outside. And if you ever go...
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    Re: How much tractor do I need?

    You have a great outlook. What you say is so true. As you are going you slowly change little things for the better. Doing it yourself and being open to change is one way to have something turn out...
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    Re: How much tractor do I need?

    Yea...you don't want to blow seals. :)

    I don't know if all are the same but with my little machine if something is too heavy it just will not lift. I have also lifted stuff that will only go up...
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    Re: How much tractor do I need?

    You don't say......hmmm, never figured that. :p :laughing:
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    Buying Advice Re: Cabela's selling Compact Tractors

    Back to tractors. IIRC these are TYM....in looking at Craig's list I came across this:
    Pretty good deal loaded with tons of goodies. The TYM tractors must be near the bottom of the line....but it...
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    Re: Finally getting a BX25D

    Very good advice. I actually have both tooth bars and love them both. I am rebuilding a back stop (if it ever stops raining) and doing that with just the backhoe would take forever...the PTB is a...
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    Re: How much tractor do I need?

    Do some more checking on those 0% offers, on our machine/other stuff it was a much better way to go and would save us over $1000 during the term of the loan. Looking at a very low hour used machine...
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    Buying Advice Re: Never owned a tractor

    They sure do don't they. Some also seem to know everything about everything, real know it all's. Makes you wonder if they are just an "internet expert" that lives in their mom's basement.
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    Buying Advice Re: Never owned a tractor

    Keeping the costs under 4500 I think is going to be pretty hard. I am reading between the lines here and get the idea from you saying that you are new at this, that you are also not very experienced...
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    Buying Advice Re: Cabela's selling Compact Tractors

    I would say SOME people. If that was the case everything would come from walmart.

    Personally I want someone that knows what they are selling, someone that can answer questions. That level of...
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    Re: How much tractor do I need?

    You are smart in doing all the research you can. Some people seem to think you need to buy the largest machine made and you will be set....so much more goes into it than that. But if that is your...
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    Re: What about a MM mower for my BX2660

    Bingo....

    My kid started mowing when he was 7. He is now 17. I call him my OLSD

    Organic Labor Saving Device....(he just loves that)
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    Re: Eye protection

    Might?
  91. Backhoe Re: John Deere 410 Backhoe: How do I start it?

    A great many things can happen from 1978 to 2014...that is a few years, and I would bet some...cough...modifications have been made.

    You might have your work cut out for you.....do any family...
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    Buying Advice Re: Cabela's selling Compact Tractors

    To a point. I think that Cabelas before going public showed that customer service still can make a company. Sure it cost them some bottom line, but they looked at the big picture the long term...
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    Buying Advice Re: Cabela's selling Compact Tractors

    To a point. I think that Cabelas before going public showed that customer service still can make a company. Sure it cost them some bottom line, but they looked at the big picture the long term...
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    Buying Advice Re: Never owned a tractor

    Nothing says you can't have an N series down the road. They make great lawn mowers and are actually not too bad on gas as well. I would think you are going to want something with a HST transmission...
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    Re: How much tractor do I need?

    When I buy anything like this I really don't worry about "asset depreciation"...I buy things like this with a clear cut plan on what I need the given machine to do. Be it a car, truck, bike, gun,...
  96. Re: Never owned a compact utility tractor, yet

    There are quite a few here, I am on one other site that has a few more....it is also a pretty small market type site.
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    Re: Eye protection

    I know what you mean....not long ago I had to go in to have a chunk of metal dug out of my eye....and yes I was wearing safety glasses....not the foam kind. They slipped over my regular glasses.
    ...
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    Re: How much tractor do I need?

    And our big tractor has not moved in 3 months....starting to wonder why I still keep it....bet the battery is stone cold dead.

    If you don't need something that big you don't need it.
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    Buying Advice Re: Cabela's selling Compact Tractors

    No it is cool, and a totally good point. I will freely admit I am a little bitter on this....likely because I was so close to it. Cabelas was big business before they sold off and went public. Why...
  100. Re: Never owned a compact utility tractor, yet

    That is how I got the dirt for my first back stop....only the wife asked them about it. I always accuse her of wiggling her tail at them.
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