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    Re: Flashlight recommendations?

    I always buy Maglite brand. All USA made. Been happy so far. I'd say as long as it's not imported you will be fine.
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    Re: Will this harm my tractor? PICTURE

    40+ woods deck never been cleaned. Still fine. Bought a couple high hour Comercial mowers from city park and rec. Never cleaned them. No rust.
    I actually think the grass prevents rust.?
    Never...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Giving my question a bump. Anyone have any experience with these?
    Thanks
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    Re: You Guys are DOOOOOMED!

    Bring it on. I love snow.
  5. Re: Exciting times at the Deere dealer today

    Sounds like an exaggeration to me but that is just my 2 cents. Many people in my area use 5 6 and 7 size machines for hay, field, tiling and such. Before I purchased I asked two ( classmates of...
  6. Re: Exciting times at the Deere dealer today

    Not true.. Green is still the leader. Others are good but still not close.
  7. Re: Exciting times at the Deere dealer today

    Bla bla... green haters. Either one would be good. I prefer green because they are better says me. No one in my area uses orange, not sure why. Guess no dealers or popularity?
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Why do you use the rotary mower instead of the flail? Does the rotary give a better cut?
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    Re: Propane Prices

    .69 summer fill. .99 contract
  10. Re: Who has Top and Tilt on their JD 5000 series?

    I have a top link from Fit rite on m y 5115m. Fit perfect and no problems. Shipment was about 8 weeks. No complaints.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I found another type of swing flail mower. Berti makes a bunch of options. Looking at something similar to model TA/PS 220

    Anyone had any experience with these?
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  12. Re: One night of roudyness leads to cops coming every night

    Glad it's all straightened out, sounds like a good cop finally showed up.
    Shame on everyone here that said this guy did something wrong. Nothing wrong with a little harmess fun. When I read the...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Around 10k or so. To replace two mowers for me it will be perfect if it works as I hope.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Thanks for the note but I am looking at the swing flail mower from diamond. The ability to mow behind the tractor and then swing out like a disc mower is what I am looking for. Only this one and...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Thanks for the note but I am looking at the swing flail mower from diamond. The ability to mow behind the tractor and then swing out like a disc mower is what I am looking for. Only this one and...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I did see the highway dept. Mowing with one of these today. The cut quality looked great and he was moving along pretty fast. Doesn't sound like anyone here has owned one so still not so sure about...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Hi,

    I am currently using a rotary mower and a side disc mower to mow road ditches and waterways. I get all I can with the rear mower then switch to the disc mower to reach up the ditches in the...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Hi,

    I am currently using a rotary mower and a side disc mower to mow road ditches and waterways. I get all I can with the rear mower then switch to the disc mower to reach up the ditches in the...
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    Re: suppose i sell my rops

    Used as is is just that. What if you sold without a steering wheel? It's different than buying new. Have you ever bought anything used?
    This is typical for this site, a extreme reaction to the safe...
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    Re: suppose i sell my rops

    I understand that the manufacturers have been forced to sell equipment that has safety features and I believe that is a good thing. But I do not believe that a private party selling a used machine of...
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    Re: suppose i sell my rops

    Really. How could it be his fault if the new owner tipped it over? Sold as is, is just that. The new owner has responsibilities for his own actions. The price would be lower without some of the...
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    Re: 5 series hyd filter change

    5115m just changed the hydro filter at 160 hours. Used a shop vac and could hear the oil gurgling with filter off. Would guess oil would have been gushing out without the vac?
    Interesting to see a...
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    Re: Forklift Stand Add-On

    I built one of those also. This one is 4x8 but I built it with a 3' elevated platform. Forks go to 11'6" so I can get to 14'6". Its made from 3" x 1/4" angle so its a bit overkill but who knows how...
  24. Re: Whats the value of performing the 50hr service at 25hrs

    Interesting thoughts. Manual for mine says to change at 100-500 hours depending on use. I also asked a dealer about this and they say to change no sooner than 150 hours no matter what. I understand...
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    Snow Attachments Re: Snowblowers vs PTO HP

    84" with pto 100hp. Used to have 115 pto hp but a fast reverse gear. Looking forward to some big snow this year. Mine is a double auger also. Someone mentioned they run a similar blower on 30...
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    Re: Midnight delivered

    Thanks, Yes the doors are great. Its nice with little kids to keep them in. Looked into the poly doors and they are about 1k for the doors and another 400 for the rear poly. More than I want to...
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    Re: 5085M better pic's

    Congrats
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    Re: 2011 1445 300 hrs

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    What a beast of a mower. Rides great and great power. Also fuel consumption is much lower than the 932. Only mowed a couple times but I would say about half the fuel used each time.
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    825I Poly doors question

    Hi,
    I just purchased a 825I SE that came with hard doors. There is a big gap along the bottom of the doors and a big opening around the air cleaner that lets lots of dust, corn stalks, grass and...
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    Re: Midnight delivered

    Thanks.

    Any suggestions on how to reduce the amount of dust in the drivers area when driving on gravel roads? With the lower part of the front windshield down the dust is horrible. With the lower...
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    Re: Midnight delivered

    Yes an 825i. Midnight S.E.
    Thanks
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    Midnight delivered

    It was delivered this afternoon. Drives very nice. Kids wife and dog all got about 10 miles on. Dad even likes it.
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    Re: John Deere 5100M with H260 loader

    Really easy. Tell your dealer to do it.
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    Re: John Deere 5100M with H260 loader

    Hi,

    This spring I got a 5115M, basically the same. The brakes on mine do not do what you describe. The pedal is firm all the time and they work well. If you push firm it will lock up one rear. ...
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    2011 1445 300 hrs

    Hi,

    Currently we use a F932 with a 72" deck for mowing. We are having a dealer bring out a 2011 1445 with about 300 hours to try out. It also has a 72 deck. It is set up nicely with the weight...
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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    The secret ingredient is the center of gravity. How do you find that? I am guessing on my machine it is 12-14 inches above axle center line??
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    Re: Tiller question

    The Tarter does not look like it has as heavy duty of a structure as the King Kutter I have. I am sure it is a great tiller.
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    Re: what makes a good "arc?"

    I can't recall for sure but I thought I used a max star to run 6010 5p+. Possibly the iron powder in the coating helped stabilize the arc. Give that a try.
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    Re: what makes a good "arc?"

    I would think it is safe to say that some inverters are not great for stick welding no matter what rod. But for farm use they work. I've heard the same about gouging but have not experienced it...
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    Re: what makes a good "arc?"

    Burn some rod with different machines and you can tell. I have used engine drives, inverters, and transformers. All can be good but there are some that shine above the rest. There are a few...
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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    OK what is the project you want tips on I can try and help. There are to many variables to just say that gussets will help in all cases. Looking for a single tip that can make things stick is...
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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    The 120V CV machine noted above is a wire feed machine.

    I had at one time a Miller Max Star 150. Running on 120v It will run 1/8" 6010 very nicely at around 90-110 amps. 7018 it would run but you...
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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Above you mention that 120v welders are not rated for 3/8" plate. Not true. SMAW will run on 120v CC machines well and heavier than 3/8" will be fine with proper technique. That is a tip I suggested...
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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Maybe pictures will help.

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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    Sat on one once and could not see the front edge of the deck over the hood. Our f932 is great on slopes also. It slides way before it would tip.
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    Re: Stainless welding options

    No spool gun needed . Just get the wire and a tank of stainless mix 90%He/7.5%Ar/2.5%CO2. Your standard drive rollers and liner will work fine. Guessing .035 wire is what you have in mind. Xmt runs...
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    Re: Tiller question

    I did notice that it bounced less after I modified it to use the quick hitch instead of without.
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    Re: Tiller question

    I have a 7' king kutter makes powder at .9 mph from bare dirt. Going through long grass 2 passes and it's ready to seed. It's a forward turning tiller and I can say it takes the rocks well. I would...
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    Re: New Guy Introducing Myself

    Welcome. Feel free to ask any questions you have.
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    Re: Gonna buy me a friction welder

    Every year since 1997! One of the guys I go with every year just finished an RV8. Has about 50 hours on it so far.

    http://youtu.be/CPypR9akxFo
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    Re: Gonna buy me a friction welder

    I once got some thin wall tubing to weld together just using a lathe. Never tested it to see how good it was but sure is fun.

    Eclipse was showing this off a few years ago at Oshkosh.

    The...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Nope. 120v mig 3/8" coupon test results is the title. Not welding a lot lizard to your mail box as discussed already. Your opinion that others have criticized low voltage machines is incorrect.
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Never had any 98/2 on a low voltage machine so I can't say it won't work. I do not think the voltage will be high enough. Even spray arc with .023 will be limited to thinner materials if it worked...
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    Re: hello from MN

    Hi I am just west of you near Hayfield. Welcome!
  57. Re: A good friend just picked up a low hrs JD 5403, and it broke. "PTO"

    Will need some pictures to get any ideas.
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Look at the title of the thread, that is different from welding mail box accessories. Advice for welding a 3/8" lot lizard to your mail box is turn it up and smoke around it and then take pictures. I...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Agreed. I have a XMT300 inverter and spray at about 240-260 amps 98-2 gas on 1/4"-3/8" plate. A bit higher on heavier.

    Running on 230V single phase 50A breaker.
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Excellent job of explaining this!
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    Re: 5 series hyd filter change

    Just turned 110 hrs and was wondering the same. Haven't decided if I'll change it or not yet. Can't imagine it needs it.
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    I would think it is due to the supply circuit ratings? Most shops have 20 amp breakers.
  63. Re: King kutter tiller and disc quick hitch mods

    You got that right. Not sure why these were not designed to be quick hitch ready to start with.
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    120v x 20 amps = 2400 watts
    240v x 100 amps = 24000 watts

    Your correct in saying that if you could get a machine made to run on higher amperage at 120v you may be able to get better results but I...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Once you can get a machine to spray arc transfer even with .035 wire you can weld some heavy plate using proper technique and multiple passes. Its the short arc transfer that limits the thickness you...
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    Funny. I just heard that for the first time last week.
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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    Your right but I know the CG is below my but somewhere. Would be great to know exactly but I assume it is about 14" or so above the center of the rear axle on my tractor??

    If you figure the...
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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    This fishing weight is a great idea. I have just been watching the front tires and making sure my but was not over them. I just calculated the squat ratio mentioned in the first post and mine is not...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Thanks.. I wanted to stop replying but I just couldnt.. Actually it is a good topic and hopefully will help some know more about welding with these types of machines and the limitations. I would...
  70. Re: crack sealer for concrete? hairline on exterior slab.

    Used this once for the exact thing you describe. Works great.
    DAP Products - Caulks and Sealants - DAP
  71. King kutter tiller and disc quick hitch mods

    Hi,
    I read a few posts and got some great info before I purchased this tiller so I thought I would let you know what I did to get it to work well with a cat 2 quick hitch. Also just picked up this...
  72. Re: Advice/comments for stainless welding project

    Great advice!
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    I completely agree that every weld does not have to be test plate quality. Your machine should be capable of making these welds at least and a low voltage machine is not refering to the welds...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Your right about the imported wire. I've seen porosity issues.
  75. Re: Advice/comments for stainless welding project

    Hi,
    I have used stainless stick rod a fair amount. If stick is the process you want to use I would recommend using 1/8 rod for the base metal you describe if possible. With 1/8 rod I remember...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Sounds like the real test you need to prove your statement about welding the bucket is some lap and tee joint welds with your mig. You will find that more current is required for lap and tee joints...
  77. Re: Black pipe or galvanized for shop air lines?

    Everything about pex sounds good except that I use my black air pipe to hang lots of stuff on all around my shop. Pex would not work for that.
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    Re: Ended up biting the UTV bullet

    Because...... :)
  79. Re: Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Found a couple old new in box APSCO Giant 51 pencil sharpeners in my grandmothers old school supplies. My kids are in elementary school and these sharpeners work SO much better than the ones at...
  80. Re: Who misses good ole' Made in USA clothing for the farm or around the yard?

    You bet! Quality tools usually have a life time warranty. I always am looking for a good deal on "stuff" not junk. A couple days ago I found (2) new in box "Giant" pencil sharpeners in my...
  81. Re: Clearing Land. Near the end but too much labor needed. Suggestions-- pic includ

    Tiller would chew em up and smooth out your dirt for seeding.
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    Re: Solid PTO shaft (nonsliding)?

    Thats pretty much the same as the one I ordered.
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    Really it looks like the voltage was set to high for the wire diameter you are using. Tough to say from pictures. If your using .035 wire when you get over 25 or 26 volts (can't remember exact...
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    Re: Solid PTO shaft (nonsliding)?

    I just ordered one at the JD dealer today. It has a spring pin on the tractor side. Had to order it may be here in a couple days.
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    Re: DejaVu feeling with this work 'tier'

    I also was scared of the DPF filter when I was shopping for tractors. I could not find one post on problems with the JD DPF. I am not saying that they are perfect I am just saying this issues must...
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    Re: Kids in the shop

    I have boys 9 and 6 and it's tough. Sometimes it requires stopping working on what we started on and working on practicing pounding nails in some boards for a while.
    We are planning on building a...
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    Beam calculators are out on the Web that can be used for sizing. If you have questions on what your beam can hold I can get you solidworks simulation reports.
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    Unless there are reasons this won't fit with your trolley we usually use a backer plate on the top and bottom of the flanges and one on the Web. Single bevel your beam leaving about .125 gap and...
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    Re: angle grinder question

    Here is the one I use and I am pretty sure it is the same one we buy at work. I know they (100+) welders at work only use dewalt grinders. For home use it will be the only one you buy. I have used...
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    Re: Results 120v MIG on 3/8 with bevel

    I don't own a 120v welder. Used about every popular brand of 120v welder for lots of things. Heaviest we have had success with was 1.5 sch 10 pipe. Anyone can use what they want but good advice would...
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    Re: Results 120v MIG on 3/8 with bevel

    Also comical to read your posts about this subject. What is driving you to weld metal heavier than sheet metal with a sheet metal welder? You may be able to preheat some plate and get a short groove...
  92. Thread: TV ads

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    Re: TV ads

    I agree!
  93. Thread: TV ads

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    Re: TV ads

    [QUOTE=jerrybob;3884143]I agree that food stamps are too easy to get but.....in fairness.....it ain't just this administration that caused the problem.....have a look at this......Obama and Bush...
  94. Thread: TV ads

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    Re: TV ads

    Those are voters man!! People hooked on food stamps will vote to keep them. Keeping America fat, dumb, disarmed, and dependent on the government is our current administrations dream. Best wishes.
  95. Re: Black pipe or galvanized for shop air lines?

    With a drip leg and a drain black pipe will last very very long. What do you think the compressor tank is made from?
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    You are using the term pulsed weld to describe this. That is incorrect. This is start, stop, repeated. Others are correct saying this is not a good method for structural welds due to many reasons. A...
  97. Re: Who misses good ole' Made in USA clothing for the farm or around the yard?

    Nice looking boots. Good info thanks
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Using a 120v mig on things like .25 and up is not advised by these you call pros for a reason. No one that has experience would do that. If you only have 120v power and need to weld .25 and up the...
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    Re: What's the point...

    Interesting that you don't understand what you are talking about. Why would 220v at 100 amps not be sufficient. Been lurking on the welding forum for a while and lots of drama here but this is...
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    Re: Dozer Blade Question

    I agree with PILOON. The results from a blade for a garden tractor may disappoint you. What do you plan to do with this blade? If your looking to move snow get a snow blower for your tractor.
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