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    Re: 6x6 treated posts in ground

    There is also the worry about the post sinking some over the years. I seen this happen. Then you have to jack it up level again
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    Re: Air Compressors, any recommendations?

    You will be fine with the 60 gallon compressor. I used them for years doing the same thing you are doing. They are good air compressors. Don't buy the kobalt it's worrisom.Never owned a pumpa but...
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    Re: 6x6 treated posts in ground

    pole barn post in the ground will only survive if they are in a dry enviroment in the ground. Moisture breakes down the cca in the wood. Also if cracks develop in the post moisture can get past the...
  4. Thread: pole barn

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    Re: pole barn

    The poles sit over the poured pier supporting post. Instead pouring 6 inches of concrete they pour the pier just where the weight of the post will sit
  5. Thread: pole barn

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    Re: pole barn

    The pier keeps the slab from cracking. Cheaper than pouring a footer
  6. Thread: pole barn

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    Re: pole barn

    The $4000 is the 2x6 purlins along the walls and and concrete apron 10x4. I hate to spend the money paying $4000 but posts in the ground does not set with me very good. I can get a stud wall for...
  7. Thread: pole barn

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    pole barn

    I have been thinking about the posts in the ground and talked to a company that drills the holes and pours the concrete into the holes then pours the slab over the peirs and locates the 6x6 poles...
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    another pole barn question

    I have been talking to different builders of pole barns and using this information to pick my pole barn builder. This other company that build pole barns uses the 2x6 on 24 inch centers instead...
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    6x6 treated posts in ground

    Looking for opinions on the CCA treated posts .06 treated in the ground. My first was already built and the posts were already there. Had no problem other than had to put flashing between the...
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    Re: post frame building

    What do you think about the posts in the ground. Builder told me the posts are CCA and .60 treatment or 60. I can't find reason to turn down the price since I will not be finishing it inside. I had...
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    Re: post frame building

    What do you think about the posts in the ground. Builder told me the posts are CCA and .60 treatment or 60. I can't find reason to turn down the price since I will not be finishing it inside. I...
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    Re: post frame building

    those are the truss that hold up the roof 5 foot center and purlins are laid flat at 24 inch center.
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    Re: post frame building

    I would get more bids and check them out on the web
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    Re: post frame building

    It is going to be built with engineer truss put at 5 feet on center with the floor being 4 inch concrete
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    post frame building

    I found a company that builds stud frame and post frame metal buildings. I got a bid for a 30x30 with 10x8 overhead door 2 windows and walk door with concrete for$14200. We live in a county...
  16. Thread: pole shop

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    pole shop

    What do you guys think of the treated and laninated lumber used in posts. A company out here in Missouri use treated 2x6 put together to make a laminated post that goes in the ground to construct...
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    Re: vinyl back insulation

    This contractor uses it on ceiling and walls. I had it in one of his building he did for me back in 2007. Never had any trouble with it. Is there any reason I should only have it put in the ceiling?
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    vinyl back insulation

    I'm looking at building a red iron shop. I talk to the builder that has been doing these buildings for years says that vinyl back is the only insulation he uses and never has any trouble with it....
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    Re: #10 tradesman auto darkening lens

    Well noone would answer me. So figured it out. Number nine gold is the answer
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    #10 tradesman auto darkening lens

    I have had this lens for over 20 years and still works but it seems that it is getting darker when using it. I start seeing then it seems to be harder to see. Like it is getting darker, not sure....
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    Re: air compressor

    thanks for reply. I'll keep looking. I have been at looking at northern tool and air compressor direct.
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    air compressor

    Can anyone suggest a 30 gallon air compressor that is cabable of running air tools like impact occsaional air drill and wired for 220 volt. I think 60 gallon would be over kill for what I need. A...
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    Re: weld rusty metal

    You can go fluxcore wire if need be, Be careful because it will penetrate metal better. Pratice on a piece of scrap first. Fluxcore is like using stick in a wire machine
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    roof compliance kit

    Has anyone use the roof kit with another rope tied to your truck. I'm thinking of doing this or just having a rope with me tied to my truck so I can hang onto it while on my metal roof. I'm...
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    Big Dog 52 inch deck

    I've now posted several post about different riding tractors and talked to different repair shops about these tractors. Most of the time the engine will outlast the hydro tramission. Usually because...
  26. Found new product online called chicken ladder

    Since my experience of almost falling off my shop I have been looking online at new ideas and have come across the Chiken Ladder. Sounds funny but looks like a light weight ladder that lays across...
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    GT 6000 craftsman garden tractor

    Does anyone have this tractor and your reviews on it. I was looking at the hustler 48 inch mower but very expensive. This tractor is on mowers direct.com and the reviews are very good. I do have...
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    Re: scared myself today

    Got upon the ladder today looked across the roof at roof level and you can see the pollen. But cannot see it looking strait down on roof. It is no wonder that I got myself in trouble and was not able...
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    Re: scared myself today

    Fire dept. said no charge was glad to help.
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    scared myself today

    I was working on my metal building sealing screws when I realized that I could not go any farther up or down. I started to slide no matter what i did. Had rubber shoes, knee pads strapped to my knees...
  31. Re: craftsman pro 26 hp v twin kohler garden tractor $2799

    web site says foot pedal hydrostatic transmission
  32. craftsman pro 26 hp v twin kohler garden tractor $2799

    I have been doing research on riding mowers and I have found the craftsman 26 hp and wanted some reviews on it. I also like to do my own repair but this has a warranty. It is for hilly terrain and...
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    Mowing craftsman garden tractor

    Does anyone know anything about the craftsman garden tractors the 2016 models. I gave up on lowes mowers because they were listing a tractor troy-bilt that was out of stock and troy-bilt had it...
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    Mowing Re: troy-built xp super bronco 24 HP

    Would you recommend the extra warranty. Lowes said they would pick it up if anything goes wrong and if it happens 3 times they give you a new mower. I thank it's a couple hundred dollars.
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    Mowing troy-built xp super bronco 24 HP

    Does anyone know anthing about this mower at lowes. The reviews are good, looking for mower to handle 3 acres and some slope. Relibility is very important, gas milage also counts. I have been...
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    Re: walking steep metal building roof

    I had contractors looking at my roof and they booth walked around like they were on a side walk, of course their were at 20 years difference in or ages. My roof is only 15 feet at the wall but...
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    walking steep metal building roof

    I can walk on the metal building roof but I stay away from the edge about 3 to four feet. My biggest fear is slipping. I have gotten down on my knees to tighten a screw and have my keens start...
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    Re: metal building screws

    I'm going to try the Henrys. I called home depot and they have it in white. Do you know if you need to remove it does it come off without having to pull it off with pliers. I want it to stick good...
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    metal building screws

    I have question for those who have metal building and experienced leaking screws.
    I have replaced screws and used water proof silicone white because my roof is white each time to prevent the new...
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    3 acreas mower

    Looking for a mower that is capable of mowing 3 acareas. We do have slope but nothing that is going to make a mower tip no matter what direction you mow Budget is playiong a part in making a choice....
  41. Thread: cutting oil

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    cutting oil

    what do you guys use when you are drilling and tapping in steel. I use to never use any but I've read it makes your cutting tools last longer and keep them cool. I've thought motor oil would be...
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    Re: My mower won't start and. Quits randomly

    [I didn't see anyone mention your safety switches. You should have 3, a seat switch, deck switch, and brake switch. Check your seat switch first using an ohm then check for voltage. This is a ...
  43. Re: Help needed with welding table decision...???

    You will be better off making your own table out the mild steel you buy out of the steel yard. I built mine out of square steel tubing with a 1/4 plate steel for the top. I can put an engine on it if...
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    Macular Pucker

    I do welding on the side but don't do it every day. I was recently diagnosed with macular pucker. This is scar tissue on the back of the eye. There is a procedure to remove this tissue. I will have...
  45. Thread: welding table

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    Re: welding table

    thanks for all the intrest!!! and ideas
  46. Thread: welding table

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    Re: welding table

    I got my tape out and measured each vertical space between the bottom shelf and under the table top and decided that the measurement of 7/16 was not enough to worry about. I noticed that there is a...
  47. Thread: welding table

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    welding table

    I'm going to post a picture of the welding table I made earlier this year to get some ideas of repairing a bottom cross brace. If you look carefully at the horzontal brace it is about 5/8 inch...
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    kobalt 3.7 hp 155 cut off pressure

    i've been looking at the 60 gallon air compressor at lowes made by kobalt. It is a 3.7 hp and rated at 155 psi. I talked to kobalt customer service and they said it needed to be bolted down to a...
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    Re: kobalt air compressor

    Can you tell me if you removed it off the pallet? I've had two 60 gallon air compressors and never had issues with either one of them. I also left them on the pallet and moved them to new shop...
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    kobalt air compressor

    Anybody buy a kolbalt air compressor from lowes. I was looking at the 60 gallon 3.7 hp 155 psi. It's made by campbell Hausfeld so I figure it might be as good as the others I've looked at. IR has...
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    Re: poor compression on my JD L112

    You can check your valve clearence. They need to open and close properly to give you the right compression. If you put it on compression stroke you can check with a feeler gauge. Set them within...
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    Re: Welding Table Ideas

    Here is a table I made that really makes it worth making. Before making I did everything on the floor.
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    Re: Need advice on welding a loader bucket

    Looking at your repair this what I would do if this is not a rust problem. If it is rust then I would cut it out. I would hammer the crack down to tighten up the crack then I would run a three bead...
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    campbell hausfeld v twin 6111

    I put several post on air compressors on this site. I've now located a v twin by campbell hausfeld the VH 6111 sold from amazon.com free shipping and the price $597.82. Ok now I need to know if...
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    air compressor

    I have been going on line and looking at 60 gallon air compressors.There are all kinds of brands and types of pumps.I've been looking at the campbell hausfeld extreme duty for $649 at air compressor...
  56. Thread: T post puller

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    T post puller

    I wanted to make something to pull t post out of the ground if they go in at too much of a slant. I decided to make something that I did not have to use a chain and came up with this. The 7/16 rolled...
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    campbell hausfeld 60 gallon air compressor

    You guys that bought a 60 gallon compressor did you leave on the pallet or bolt it to the floor? I'm a little leery about taking it off the pallet due the weight and maybe tipping over trying to get...
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    Re: Picture of welding table

    The table hits my belt line when standing next to it. I'm 5'10 and this is perfect for welding in standing postions. The table is 38" inches high with the 1/8" plate and 3 inch wheels. I measured...
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    Re: Picture of welding table

    The plate is 3x4 1/4"
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    Picture of welding table

    Here are pictures of the welding table I made to do welding projects on. It is made from 2x2x1/8 and is 3'x4'. It the perfect height to work off of. I finished welding the corners before putting the...
  61. Thread: welding table

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    welding table

    Looking for ideas for my table top? I built a 2x2x1/8 frame for a welding table with wheels to move it around. The top is 4'x3'x1/4" and is heavy as all get out. I was thinking about welding it on...
  62. Thread: trailer gate

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    trailer gate

    I'm making a 4x6 gate for a trailer that is 6x8 in size. I'm looking for ideas on how to mount it to the back of the trailer. Maybe something other than welding a number of little barrels to slide...
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    Re: abrasive cut off saw

    Thanks. I will try this and see how it works. I've been laying everything on it's flat side where I measure at.
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    Re: abrasive cut off saw

    steel like square tubing pipe you name it.
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    abrasive cut off saw

    I have the ridgid abrasive cut off saw, because of the lifetime warranty. The blade that comes with it seems to take a long time to cut through the metal. I went and bought the 14 inch diablo...
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    ridgid abrasive chop saw

    I just purchased the ridgid chop saw because I was tired of cutting 2" square tubing and not having a flush cut, it was always not straight. I'm going to give myself some time to finish this project...
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    Re: Kubota BX23LB-B Won't crank

    You need to check the starter solenoid. Check to see if power is getting to one side of the solenoid then turn the key over and check the other side with the electrical tester. If not you need a new...
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    Re: ingersolrand air compressor

    THANKS FOR REPLY
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    ingersolrand air compressor

    I'm looking at the 3hp SS3L3 AND NEED TO KNOW WHAT SIZE BREAKER YOU HAVE IT CONNECTED TO. THE SPECIFICATION SAY 14.7 AMPS. i HAVE A 30 AMP BREAKER AND #10 GUAGE WIRE ALREADY ON THE CIRCUIT. WHAT IS...
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    Re: 60 gallon air compressor

    Do you think that one man could handle taking an IR off the pallet and mount it to the floor by myself?
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    Re: 60 gallon air compressor

    Do you think that one man could handle taking an IR off the pallet and mount in to the floor by myself?
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    60 gallon air compressor

    I need to ask you guys about the air compressors that are out there since I let mine go with the house I sold in MIssouri 2008. Mine was a campbell Hausfeld extreme duty it was a good one . Never any...
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    UGL drylok concrete sealer

    I have a monolithic pour that is several years old and have decided to seal the edges of the pour where my building sits on the pad. I found a concrete sealer called UGL DRYLOK. MY question to you...
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    build your own threshold

    You guys that built your own threshold for your garage door/ shop building, do you have pictures. You posted some very interesting info on what you did to keep water from under your garage door. My...
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    garage door treshold

    Anyone solve the problem of water getting under your shop door? I've got a monlithic pour for a shop floor. Rain gets under the door goes along the wall framing. I want to stop this. Have you tried...
  76. Re: Chop saw suggestions needed, Harbor Freight???

    If you could look at the grizzly web site you can find the portable band saw. This is what i'm going to do. I don't like the mess the chop saws leave behind.
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    abrasive metal cutting blade

    I bought my first abrasive saw a Ridgid chop saw. I did some practice cuts and noticed the the sparks and mess was alot more than I expected. I also noticed the the cut was not straight. Slightly...
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    ridgid chop saw

    Several weeks ago I was asking about the milwaukee chop saw. I found out the home depot does not carry it in the store. They do carry the ridgid chop saw with the lifetime warranty. Has anyone...
  79. Thread: chop saw

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    chop saw

    Can anyone recommend a brand of chop saw for cutting pipe about 1/4'' thick. I like the milwaukee chop saw. Have not heard any reviews. What are your reviews on any brand. I don't trust harbor...
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    Re: Cooling welded connection

    Using water on your welds will make them brittle. If it something critical don't use water. it will weaken your weld. Doing weld test in school we always laid the welded metal on the concrete floor...
  81. idea to keep rain fron getting under garage door

    The last few rains has blown water under the garage door into my shop. Need some ideas on how to stop that. Already tried the rubber threshold. Does not work. I was talking to a guy at home depot and...
  82. Thread: box blade

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    Grading box blade

    What's your experience with using a box blade to cut weeds off at ground level? Does it dig up a lot of dirt? I think by just using the blade without the teeth it should work pretty good. Any...
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    Mowing outback billy goat brush mower

    I want ask if anyone out there has a billy goat brush mower and how it handles dusty areas. I talked to the dealer and he told me that the mower keeps all the dust under the machine with the blade....
  84. Thread: Billy Goat

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    Billy Goat

    I want ask if anyone out there has a billy goat brush mower and how it handles dusty areas. I talked to the dealer and he told me that the mower keeps all the dust under the machine with the blade....
  85. Thread: box blade

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    Box Scraper box blade

    To you guys that own box blades I have a question. First I know that a box blade can be used to level ground, but can it be used to cut weeds off at ground level with out using the teeth. I don't own...
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    mowing one acreage

    What mower do I need to mow a dusty weedy lot with. The area is desert and needs to be mowed of weeds at least once or twice a year. If the cost of hiring it done is too expensive I'll get my own...
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    Re: Kubota L305 not starting

    Make sure no water is in the fuel and filter is clean. Might even pay to drain it and check fuel filter to make sure you have a good start. Then you have to crack open each injector and crank engine...
  88. 60 gallon porter cable v twin C7510 compressor

    Has anyone bought this compressor and have you taken it off the pallet? Is this one better than the campbell hausfeld VT6275 60 gallon they sell at Lowes?
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    60 gallon air compressor

    I have owned a couple of the 60 gallon air compressors and never any trouble. I was looking at the lowes campbell hausfeld 60 gallon 3hp. Looks like the one I let go of when I sold my place in...
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    harbor freight auto darkening helmet

    For those of you who have bought this helmet for $50 is it a good helmet. I see it is adjustable from #4 to #9 to #13. Is there any in between like #10. # 13 would be to dark to dark and #9 to...
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    Re: Is it possible mine is still good

    This is solar and it worked fine until I put it in storage. I'll try to revive it,
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    Is it possible mine is still good

    I have had my auto darkening helmet in storage for 9 months and when I took it out to check it, guess what, sometimes it would darken and then another time it wouldn't Should I lay it out in the...
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    auto darkening lens #10

    Has anyone purchased the auto lens at harbor freight and been happy with it. I called today and they said they sell them for $10.00
  94. Thread: lagoons

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    lagoons

    How long does it take for a lagoon to form a crust on top? We will be here a year in Oct. 2008. There is still no crust as yet. We have had a lot of rain, would this interfere with it forming a...
  95. Thread: Tractors

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    Tractors

    I was looking at the L34 Kabota for mainly cleaning my creek but did not get any useful information back so I wil try john deere. I'm looking at a good tractor that has the 4x4 power and lifting...
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    recommendation for a good tractor

    I would like for several people to let me know your experience with tractors and your use in cleaning creeks. Mine is 30 feet wide and maybe a 300 feet long then narrows down to several feet wide. It...
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    4x4 kabota tractor

    Today I tried filling my little lawn trailer full of gravel from the creek and then tried to drive it out. All I did was sit there and spin. I had to unshovel the trailer to push it out of the creek....
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    depenable tractor?

    I'm looking at tractors that are in the 30hp range that can help me keep my place cleaned up. Is this enough hp? We have a place that has a creek on it that gets a lot of gravel and the main job will...
  99. Re: skid steer, bobcat, four wheel drive tractor

    I'll try to get some pictures later when I can get my wife to take them.
  100. skid steer, bobcat, four wheel drive tractor

    Cleaning a creek out with what kind of equipment is best when gravel gets to be heavy and plenty of it. I have heard different views on types of tractors .Some say a bobcat is better, others say a...
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