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  1. Thread: I need PHD

    by Haoleguy
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    Re: I need PHD

    Recently I saw a Danuser F8 reconditioned for around $750. It is a brute of a pto PHD and cannot be stopped. At the moment I'm using one that my orchard buddies have loaned me and I can tell you it...
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    Re: Straight Fence Line? Long Distance...

    How long a run can you do and are you using a detector or visual?
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    Re: Straight Fence Line? Long Distance...

    SD - My apologies for not answering your question to me a year ago but my trellis length is 760 ft. We were somewhat concerned about length when it comes to human manual labor along the full length...
  4. Thread: Curious...

    by Haoleguy
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    Backhoe Re: Curious...

    Mine sees stump and rock removal and the occasional small trench. With the thumb it helps with stone wall building. In the past I have used it to set fence posts but now I have access to a heavy...
  5. Re: Prince Flow Control Valves - Love 'Em & Hate 'Em

    There are no less than 8 hoses total. Six came with the attachment and I added 2. Part of the length is related to using on different tractors with their SCV locations, of which you need 2.5 pairs,...
  6. Re: Prince Flow Control Valves - Love 'Em & Hate 'Em

    It regulates flow to a valving system at 1.5 to 3 gpm which acts to extend the weed knife(pic 2) to cut weed roots under grapevines. This system has a control manifold with 2/2-way solenoid and...
  7. Re: Prince Flow Control Valves - Love 'Em & Hate 'Em

    I did for some, ahead of time, but not all as I was carrying a fistful of angle adapters to get a stress free orientation of the tubing to and from the sources and that the temperature while doing...
  8. Prince Flow Control Valves - Love 'Em & Hate 'Em

    This past year I purchased a Prince Wolverine flow control valve W-1950-16. Recently I hooked it up to the implement I needed flow control for and found that 2 of the 1/2" NPTF ports leaked. I was...
  9. Re: Anyone out there know about Front PTO and Front 3pt.

    A factory installed front 3PH and PTO is the best decision as you get full warranty coverage through the dealer network. I have a local commercial orchard friend who bought a 1 yr old JD5103EN and...
  10. Thread: Work Shoes?

    by Haoleguy
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    Re: Work Shoes?

    This is what I have been buying and have gone through 2 pair in 7yrs. When on sale they are a bargain. I did note that my second pair seemed to be slightly smaller in the sizing and didn't last as...
  11. Thread: A good day!

    by Haoleguy
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    Re: A good day!

    Congrats Dan. When you get the DK home become familiar with all of the maintenance steps and keep up on the schedule. It will last a long time.
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    Re: ordered me a new dodge eco diesel today

    I guess it didn't happen. :)
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    Re: Reminder - Cost of Ownership of Gas vs Diesel

    Thank you Dodge Man for trying to bring this back to the study posted in pdf format. Within that paper on page 6 & 7 it lists the methods used for gathering data. From my view this is a relatively...
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    Hitch Pin Safety - Purdue Fact Sheet

    I've been working through what I need, for safety reasons, to pull another farmer's trailer from his farm to my farm with a hitch pin setup. This Purdue fact sheet is quite good for details around...
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    Re: Consumer Reports drops 7 vehicles

    Disheartening to see several Chrysler-RAM-Fiat products on the list. Surprised the VW Jetta 1.8T is on that list. That being said I'm not versed with CR methodologies in the overall evaluation...
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    Re: Bought a 2014 Silverado Z71

    Thanks for the humor Jake as it might lighten things up around here......
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    Re: Reminder - Cost of Ownership of Gas vs Diesel

    Four 3/4 ton trucks are in this study and only the Ford Gas came out as lower cost to own in large part because of the Ford diesel reputation still dogs the resale value. Otherwise Chevy, GMC, & Ram...
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    Re: Reminder - Cost of Ownership of Gas vs Diesel

    Garandman - I had not idea that the Cruze came in diesel. Nice looking car.....Congrats!
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    Re: Reminder - Cost of Ownership of Gas vs Diesel

    Here's more of the details ..... http://www.umtri.umich.edu/sites/default/files/UMTRI.TCO_.Final_.Report.06.24.13.Final_.pdf .....Gary
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    Reminder - Cost of Ownership of Gas vs Diesel

    I know that we keep rediscussing the gas vs diesel vehicle costs from time to time so just wanted to add the recent 2013 Univ of Michigan report for reference ....... Diesel vehicles save owners...
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    Re: Walk Behind String Trimmer ??

    Late to this party but my spouse purchased a Husqvarna HWT625. It has been a great workhorse but it has it limitations. It uses precut trimmer line that is easily changed when needed but to be honest...
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    Re: My Working Gloves Suck !

    $10 from Amazon.
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    Re: My Working Gloves Suck !

    Quick picture of kevlar gloves that are new versus those that have seen ~400 metal posts.
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    Re: Can Anyone Recommend a Rivet Nut Tool ?

    A new vineyard in the same town. The tool is new to me and looking forward to testing it within the month. If works as well as I think it can then others in our area are likely to adopt it over...
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    I have a Braun vineyard weeder that has an...

    I have a Braun vineyard weeder that has an electric over hydraulic safety switch.
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    Re: Can Anyone Recommend a Rivet Nut Tool ?

    JimRB - I was all set to buy a Gesipa Firefly through McMaster Carr but they would only sell me what they carry in the catalog eventhough Gesipa USA said McMaster Carr had access to it. Well I did...
  27. Re: Winterizing sprayer - RV antifreeze in lines ok?

    Not sure what sprayer you have but the instructions that came with my Rears said to first get most of the water out, follow with antifreeze through the system, and then leave it in place until next...
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    Re: Looking for rear blade with hydraulic angle

    I'm with MtnVR on this one. I have found my Land Pride RBT40 series to be a great blade and I think the RBT35s are terrific as well. Mine does have the hydraulic offset and angle with a ratchet for...
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    Re: Can Anyone Recommend a Rivet Nut Tool ?

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. So if I understand this correctly some rivnut tools cannot torque ss rivnuts enough to get a secure attachment?
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    Re: Can Anyone Recommend a Rivet Nut Tool ?

    Thank you like2wheel for the suggestion on well-nuts. There is a large boat parts supplier(Defender) near me that has these with ss nuts. I shall stop by there to see if they have a size that works...
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    Re: Can Anyone Recommend a Rivet Nut Tool ?

    oosik - Is yours a rivet nut tool or a pop - riveting tool?
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    Re: Can Anyone Recommend a Rivet Nut Tool ?

    I do have a marine grade outlet that has a waterproof housing that requires 2 screws through metal to hold it in place. Initially I thought about direct sheet metal screws with some sort of rust...
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    Can Anyone Recommend a Rivet Nut Tool ?

    I'm considering using a rivet nut to fasten brackets and a DC outlet to my tractor sheet metal. Does anyone have a good rivet nut tool to recommend? Thank you, Gary
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    Re: My Working Gloves Suck !

    Update - The Lamont leather gloves mentioned above got a cut within 4 hrs of use. The less expensive rubberized kevlar gloves are performing well so far.
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    Re: T Post Drivers

    With all of these drivers it is important to assess height of starting post, where the trigger mechanism is, and how tightly the guide holds the post. I should have mentioned that I'm in the middle...
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    Re: T Post Drivers

    Tried the bucket method without the pounder(T post holder) you show and was not able to get vineyard posts in by pushing. If you have no rocks and soft ground I think that gizmo would be a good...
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    Re: My Working Gloves Suck !

    Two Bit - Yes I have. The large blows tend to bend post tops unless you have a chuck exactly fitted for the post profile. I went for the multiple fast blow style as it tends to move rocks out of the...
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    Re: My Working Gloves Suck !

    Picture of the post pounder hooked up to the tractor...

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    Re: My Working Gloves Suck !

    Picture of the gloves I have used this summer. The top 2 are Ace brand and the bottom 2 are TSC store bought. It is always the left that rips up so I have a lot of right spares. The Aces rip at the...
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    Re: My Working Gloves Suck !

    Gary & Two Bit - The posts are 8ft to start with which means the Atlas Copco hydraulic pounder handles are at 9ft. I'm not that tall. There is not a chuck that is shaped like the post profile for...
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    Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    I wouldn't say we are retired but just starting a career change. Volunteering has to be at the top of the list. Both my spouse and myself volunteer year round at a state facility for developmentally...
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    Re: Jinman's Lift Project

    Thanks to an email from TBN I was able to catch this thread. The work you guys did truly made my day. The skills, teamwork, and effort are remarkable. Congrats on a job well done.

    Jinman I hope...
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    Re: My Working Gloves Suck !

    I appreciate all the replies thus far. Based on the responses I have on order for delivery tomorrow are a pair of the inexpensive rubberized kevlar gloves and a padded Lamont cowhide front and fabric...
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    Re: My Working Gloves Suck !

    The metal line posts that I've been putting in for about 3 weeks are like what you see for sign posts with metal edges. Here's a pic of them ... Trellising Division of Spec Hardware - Vineyard...
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    My Working Gloves Suck !

    For the past several years I have been going through cowhide, deerskin, & other animal skin gloves for all kinds of land work on the farm. I probably have 4 sets of gloves in my truck with all sorts...
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    Re: Frustrated with JD

    Tom - Sorry to hear about your experience at the JD dealership. Even if the salesman is not getting a straight delivery date from JD parent, this happened to me, the person you interface with should...
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    Re: How Old is Your Tool Box?

    George - Is that a 12v outlet on the box or some kind of "shock" locking system?.....Gary
  48. Re: Battery Explosion & Other Following Electrical Issues

    Received a picture back from my buddy and it shows one of the fuses was fried. He didn't make any comment to go with the pic. He's often short on words. Hopefully he checks his charging system next...
  49. Re: Battery Explosion & Other Following Electrical Issues

    Thanks very much for the responses. I've relayed suggestions to test the charging system and the fuses for the fuel shut-off......Thank you, Gary
  50. Battery Explosion & Other Following Electrical Issues

    A good friend of mine has an older Kubota M series tractor from an early 2000s model year. Recently he noticed his battery was low on water and he added tap water to fill. Well yesterday while he was...
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    FrankenFarmall

    You might get a kick out of this 1936 Farmall that has been crossed with a 1969 Camaro. ...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbJ_SXaS--k ......Gary
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    Re: Half Ton Trucks & Brakes

    Yes. This was the reason for my original question as these newer 1/2 ton trucks will continue to blur the lines that 3/4 and 1 ton trucks use to hold in towing capability. Smaller diesel engines will...
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    Re: Half Ton Trucks & Brakes

    Pat - Thank you for sharing your cross country towing experience with a newer F150. .....Gary
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    About 6 yrs ago I rented a large wood chipper...

    About 6 yrs ago I rented a large wood chipper that did not have trailer brakes. I didn't have far to go but at times that 5800 lbs chipper was pushing me. Won't make that mistake again. Our state has...
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    Re: Half Ton Trucks & Brakes

    Glad to hear that the brakes are better now than ever.
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    Re: ordered me a new dodge eco diesel today

    Looks like Chrysler has asked for a production increase at VM on the small diesel to meet demand. ........ http://www.autonews.com/article/20140707/OEM01/307079960/chrysler-seeks-more-diesels...
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    Half Ton Trucks & Brakes

    With the newer 1/2 ton trucks are the brake systems sufficient for the tow ratings? The Eco-diesel RAM and Eco-Boost F150 got me to thinking are the brakes upgraded in these trucks for the tow...
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    Re: Deckover dump trailer option choice

    The drop down side can be an advantage if you wish to load from the side with forks. At least some kind of wind mechanism can be helpful in getting the right height for coupling.
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    Re: ordered me a new dodge eco diesel today

    Congrats southerndeere ! Look forward to your impressions as you start to drive this new truck. Share pics when you can........Cheers, Gary
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    I like the safety tag saying stay 100m away.

    I like the safety tag saying stay 100m away.
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    Would love to test drive an eco-diesel RAM near me but there are none on the lots according to the RAM truck finder. For my area diesel prices fluctuate during the year. In the winter it seems to...
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    HDSelf - Do you have any dealer support on the...

    HDSelf - Do you have any dealer support on the issue? I looked pretty closely at the DF vineyard tractors last year which were also known to have the speed sensor issue when I talked to owners in the...
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    Flail Mower Re: Help with Selecting a Flail Mower

    They are well made units and thus cost a little more but not out of line with others. One benefit is they are designed and manufactured in Oregon.
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    Flail Mower Re: Help with Selecting a Flail Mower

    1026mrg - One of the things you mentioned in the followup is the ability for this mower to cut brush when converting to field use. Based on that I think you need to consider the diameter of the...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    Regardless of what you think about the different brands I do think the Ecodiesel will be a big enough hit so that all truck manufacturers will take notice. That means they will pay attention to the...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    This last Friday an equipment distributor that I do business with from Ontario came to deliver a tractor attachment. Turns out his vehicle is the new Ram 1500 Ecodiesel in crew cab config. He...
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    Re: Cordless Power Tools - Escalating Costs

    It's never that simple. Going with a choice of generator will support other activities besides an angle drill. I have some significant vineyard tasks and equipment maintenance coming up that would...
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    Re: Cordless Power Tools - Escalating Costs

    Just popped back to check and see what folks have written. Thanks for all the replies. I'm leaning towards the small generator and corded tools for most jobs on my property and then a light duty...
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    Cordless Power Tools - Escalating Costs

    A little bit of a rant on my part after tool shopping yesterday. I'm in need of a close quarters cordless right angle drill to drill and fasten some parts onto my narrow vineyard tractor. I was...
  70. Re: 12v Accessory Outlet .... How Best to Do on Tractor?

    I found the following 12v seller through Ebay........ 12 volt DC Accessories . They have some unusual 12v accessories. I went with their small housed 12v outlet as I was having a hard time locating a...
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    Re: Differential Lock Staying On

    DJ54 - Thank you for the reply and information on troubleshooting. Yes it is a simple 2 pole switch. I will test the switch later today. ....Cheers, Gary
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    Re: Differential Lock Staying On

    Had a discussion early this morning with a mechanic at Paige Equipment in Williamson NY who supports Landini service. He was very helpful and instructive on leading me through what to check first and...
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    Differential Lock Staying On

    Could use some experienced help from members for me to understand what might be going on with Landini Mistral 50. Today my spouse and I were post pounding vineyard posts when we noticed the diff lock...
  74. Re: 12v Accessory Outlet .... How Best to Do on Tractor?

    Thank you for the ideas guys. In my previous search for threads on the topic I did come across the suggestion for using the trailer adapter and using a plastic sleeve to protect the wires. My trailer...
  75. 12v Accessory Outlet .... How Best to Do on Tractor?

    Within the next few days I will be putting in a 12v 15amp outlet somewhere on the back end of my Landini tractor. I'm thinking of running 12 gauge wire from the battery back with power side having an...
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    Re: Highway Products vs Weatherguard tool boxes

    Highway Products - Good to hear about having an east coast distribution point. I did know that you can purchase from a distance. One of my points is that if people can't see them and check them out...
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    Re: Highway Products vs Weatherguard tool boxes

    Take a look into some of the truck forums and you will find that the Highway Products boxes end up as one of the top recommended products. Their western location makes them difficult to see out here...
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    CT6040 - You're not between a rock and hard...

    CT6040 - You're not between a rock and hard place. I have 5 acres with 10 planned. Last year I purchased a Landini Mistral(50hp) for $12,000 with 350 hrs. It has mfwd, 3scvs, creeper gears and...
  79. Thread: ram 6.4 hemi

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    Re: ram 6.4 hemi

    Very nice looking truck. Congrats. As time passes by report back in on how it is performing......Cheers, Gary
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    Re: How my afternoon went the other day

    Late to the party as usual. Glad there were no injuries in the accident. Florida has many New Englanders(Yankee & Red Sox fans) along with a good dose of eastern Canadians. A point was made that the...
  81. Re: Why you should slow down in snowy conditions.

    Remember the meteor fragment shooting across the sky in Russia that was caught on several dash cams? Well that brought out a discussion of "why so many dash cams in Russia?". The answer was that...
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    Re: My new PJ 14K trailer

    It seemed to me that most states, maybe not all, have adopted the federal regs which is an GVWR combo over 26K lbs triggers the CDL. The exceptions are the hazardous materials transport, people...
  83. Re: Why you should slow down in snowy conditions.

    Looks like this horrific accident was somewhere in Russia. I'm surprised at the speeds and that there is no separation between opposing traffic lanes. Clearly points out that riding on the snow strip...
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    This Ended Badly !

    Came across this Youtube video showing the perils of towing in Norway. Looks like the trucker knew to get out in a hurry.
    Tow Truck Accident In Northern Norway - YouTube
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    Re: My new PJ 14K trailer

    Sterff - Did you register your trailer with a lower load rating because your tow vehicle GVWR is over 12K?....Gary
  86. Will the design and technology ideas be borrowed...

    Will the design and technology ideas be borrowed from the caddie division? Pics look like a meaner version of the caddie sports sedan with slight rounding of fender lines.
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    Re: Offroad Normand Trailer Purchase

    They do offer a manual pump or electric pump for the dump function so that you can pull it with an ATV and dump.....Gary
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    Offroad Normand Trailer Purchase

    Since there are not many posts about Normand products( Company Normand - History ) and less so for their trailers I thought I would share my recent purchase of a small vineyard trailer.

    My...
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    Re: Anyone Build a Simple 3 Pt Hitch Crane?

    Failed to mention that I need the boom to swivel over the post which would be offset 3.5-4 ft from tractor center. One of the things I'm looking at are the game hoists that hunters use.
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    Re: Anyone Build a Simple 3 Pt Hitch Crane?

    Most commercial booms I have seen go out rather than up. Each post is 8ft and will pound it in 2 ft to an above ground height of 6 ft. If I had it 8ft above ground with 2ft of chain then I could get...
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    Re: Anyone Build a Simple 3 Pt Hitch Crane?

    That's a misprint on that website. It uses 7-12 gpm.
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    Anyone Build a Simple 3 Pt Hitch Crane?

    I'm looking for ideas to have a 70lb hydraulic post driver( see Atlas Copco ... LPD-RV: Hydraulic post driver with remote valve - Atlas Copco USA) hanging from a chain to pound in vineyard line...
  93. Box Scraper Re: Replacing Box Blade - which to get? Gannon BB (76HB) vs EA BB (XTreme Duty 78")

    Renze makes a great suggestion. Use it first and see if it needs anything before painting. BTW I love my Gannon box blade with hydraulic scarifers. It is heavy which helps in moving soil/gravel...
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Acreage per hour question

    Irsmun - Clearly depends on what you're cutting and the terrain you're traveling on. I would suggest starting with a conservative number based on a cost per hour you wish to achieve and then charge...
  95. Re: Kubota hydraulic dump trailer ?... anyone

    It looks like the Kubota example you show is an off-road trailer. If that is the case there are several manufacturers of off-road dump trailers/wagons of which many are in Ontario & Quebec. Most make...
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    Re: Question on 3 point hitch post drives?

    Not sure about a 1/4 inch tolerance requirement but yes most posts are driven straight and aligned very well. Most pro fencers and vineyard managers drive posts without a pilot hole for speed....
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    Posthole Digger Re: Need 3pt hitch post hole digger

    One followup question regarding post hole digger type. It seems to me that the bucket tractor attachment Danuser would allow for angled holes whereas the 3pt hitch type would not...is that correct?...
  98. Re: Anyone use a compact boom or side mount mower?

    Sysop - I just purchased a standard Ferri flail mower but their bread and butter is slope and boom mowers....Ferri America - World Leader In Mower Technology ... There is a member of this forum that...
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    Re: Seeder Questions

    This Fall I would be planting winter rye with some tillage radish in some areas. Other areas would receive hard fescues. Might do some buckwheat next summer in areas going through alternating cover...
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    Seeder Questions

    I'm searching for a seeder that will do alternating cover crops of grass and legumes with the possibility of wildflowers later on 4-5 ft strips 800 ft long over 5 acres. When I look at the used...
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