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    Re: SOFT CANOPY???

    No drawings just in my head. I cant ever get pictures to post either.

    I hqve the frame on the tractor and left it on all day. I put about 6 hours on the tractor today and it did just fine. ...
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    SOFT CANOPY???

    I'm going to be making my own soft canopy for the Yanmar. I have a good idea of how to make it so the frame will retract into tubing that will be mounted inside the ROPS. The canopy material will...
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    Re: Diesel truck with best MPG

    If it runs fine I would strongly consider it even at that price. I recently sold my boat, a Bonneville and a Ranger 4.0....so this means I have room for a rabbit truck? Hmmmm
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    Re: Diesel truck with best MPG

    Owned a VW Rabbit in diesel. thing couldn't get out of it's own way but 52mpg was hard to beat!
    I've been looking for one of the old diesel rabbit trucks for a while now and just hope I have the...
  5. Re: Why virtually no single axle 5,000 lb GVWR cargo trailers

    Best bet is to visit the FMCSA web site and FMSCA SAFER to determine when you need what credentials FEDERALLY...Remember though, you still have to contact each state.
    there are servi e provixers out...
  6. Re: Why virtually no single axle 5,000 lb GVWR cargo trailers

    Yes...and to take it one step further...if you haul your personal show tractor to the fair and win 3rd place and get $60, you are now involved in commerce and need a DOT, UCR, MC authority and so on.
  7. Re: tongue weight II - states and regs - tongue weight transfer

    The 10K rule applies to having a DOT or not. Anything exceeding 10k involved in commerce has to hqve DOT and UCR.
  8. Re: Why virtually no single axle 5,000 lb GVWR cargo trailers

    26,001 lbs & up:

    CDL
    Medical Cert
    legal name/DOT on cab
    Annual inspection
    Insurance on file
    IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) decal (based on actual gross not GVWR)
    IRP (International...
  9. Re: Why virtually no single axle 5,000 lb GVWR cargo trailers

    Here's a few Fed DOT specs to help answer some questions:
    10,001 - 26,000 lbs:
    Drivers License (no CDL required)
    Medical Certificate
    Legal/trade name on Vehicle with DOT #
    Annual Inspection...
  10. Re: Why virtually no single axle 5,000 lb GVWR cargo trailers

    I wanted 20' but settled for 18'. I miss that 2' badly and have overhang with both my rotary mowers. I gave up to be honest.
  11. Re: tongue weight II - states and regs - tongue weight transfer

    When stopped by Vehicle Enforcement they will simply use portable scales under the trailer axles. Whatever the reading is better not exceed the trailers weight rating....but again, that figure is...
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    Re: Diesel truck with best MPG

    On a budget - If you don't need 4 full doors I would find a '94 - early '98 12valve Cummins and do the free mods and fix the KDP ASAP. If you need 4 full doors, find an 03 Dodge 24valve common rail...
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    Re: Trailer shopping?

    I doubt you could clear the fenders on your standard car hauler. Make sure to get accurate measurements of the width of your rock crawler and ensure any trailer you look at has adequate clearance. ...
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    Re: trailer ball capacity / shank size

    Good thread here as I'm betting most everyone on this sight at least slightly exceeds your standard off the shelf ball you can pick up at tractor supply.

    I was shocked the first time I looked at...
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    Re: trailer ball capacity / shank size

    Good thread here as I'm betting most everyone on this sight at least slightly exceeds your standard off the shelf ball you can pick up at tractor supply.

    I was shocked the first time I looked at...
  16. Re: tongue weight II - states and regs - tongue weight transfer

    I'll save you a LOT of time. There is no unified set of rules concerning state transportation regulation. I am a member of MAASTO, an organization trying to harmonize state regulations for motor...
  17. Re: Why virtually no single axle 5,000 lb GVWR cargo trailers

    I refuse to buy new and figured I could find a used 10,000lb+ bumper pull tandem with 2 brakes pretty easy. WRONG! I looked for over a month and all I could find was trailers with one brake and...
  18. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I wonder if they even considered shifting the load???? Naaaah! The Fords springs can handle it! :eek:
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    Re: Another Win For GM's HD's

    Where I live diesels are king and it seems every highschool kid gets a shiny new diesel when they turn 16. Driving a diesel, when around town, I get challenged at nearly every red light. Mostly, I...
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    Re: Another Win For GM's HD's

    I didn't intend for this to turn into a this vs that thread and apologise to the OP if it has taken on that vibe. I too have heard the stories about towing even 26,000lbs and geting 20+mpg. Most of...
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    Re: Another Win For GM's HD's

    Who said that?

    With stock tires and the topper on I got 24mpg empty once. that was a 300mile trip so I consider it to be a pretty accurate hand calculation. I generally average about 20 empty...
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    Re: Another Win For GM's HD's

    I've had extremely good luck with that and all with mostly free mods. You can easily get 300+hp for free on an old 12 valve. Pitch the fuel plate and advance the timing 16*. Get a cheap set of 4k...
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    Re: Another Win For GM's HD's

    I might have missed something but I'm just not buying it. I would choose any of the big 3 diesels over a gasser any day for a 10,000lb load. I hear guys talk all the time about how their gasser...
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    Re: Another Win For GM's HD's

    I'll take my 94' 12 valve with triple disk, low stall converter and manual lockup switch and put it up against anything off the assembly line that doesn't have a Cummins in it.
    I've smoked guys in...
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    Re: Hill Climbing Primer

    Define complete. Look at the original question then define complete in the context of all the pissing. Pretty sure there is sufficient information for anyone wanting an answer to the original...
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    Re: Zeroing in on LS or Kioti but I have some ?

    [QUOTE=Poopdeck Pappy;3767128]If I was getting a shuttle tranny, I'd want (1) a hydraulic shuttle, which allows you to go from forward to reverse and vice versa without using the clutch, and (2) as...
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    Re: Good Brake controller

    '94 Dodge 2500 Cummins
    2002 Chevy 1500HD 6.0 Gas

    Didn't know about factory GM and Ford controllers???? hmmmm
  28. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Any coil that is "heavy" is dangerous in that a lot of carriers do not know how to properly secure the load. Steel coils are generally more dangerous because they usually weigh more. More weight in...
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    Re: Hill Climbing Primer

    This is a great illustration of the disconnect that has happened between what the OP was getting at and what has happened here...and I don't mind saying a bit that whats happened here, regardless of...
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    Re: Hill Climbing Primer

    how dare you have an opinion!!!
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    Good Brake controller

    In addition to hauling the Dexta and Yanmar, I just bought a 31' travel trailer and have decided to upgrade my brake controllers in my trucks. I'm figuring my max gross will be somewhere around 10k....
  32. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I work exclusively with Overweight/Over dimensional motor carriers and can affirm that steel coils are responsible for the majority of OW/OD collisions/loss of load. In speaking with representatives...
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    Re: Hill Climbing Primer

    ...and this is why it's best to use all caution and never enter a new situation thinking you "KNOW" how things will go. Seat time pays of in dividends, but only then if it's dynamic.
    Case in...
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    Re: Hill Climbing Primer

    So, lets just say I'm the OP and I'm looking for more than ad hominem, conjecture and the occasional straw man. Would anyone have any suggestion that involved something less than a challenge between...
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    Re: LX series parking brake

    ...and this is the stuff you don't just learn on the fly sometimes. I remember at 8yrs old being told the same brake dynamics by a pretty smart fella. If I hadn't been told I may have never figured...
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    Re: Hill Climbing Primer

    ahhhh... Darwinian evolution. Now theres a topic that can run hundreds of pages long with both sides feeling like they murdered the other. Maybe I should start a thread titled "Punctuated...
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    Re: Hill Climbing Primer

    I never knew the whole thing was worth discussing but have heard some of the same silly arguments.
    I couldnt believe it when I saw 27 pages to a subject that simply explains itself when applied.
    I...
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    Re: Yanmar LX4100

    Well, the old man is WAY to busy...LOL.
    right now, at age 76, he's on top of his 4 tier tobacco barn, fastening loose roofing.
    I tried hanging with him for a while today but couldnt keep up and my...
  39. Re: I knowmy tractor is not a bull dozer but . . .

    Never been stuck yet, just "hung up" :)
  40. Re: I knowmy tractor is not a bull dozer but . . .

    So, you actually think you can get through this without tearing up a bunch of stuff eh? If it werent for the American farmer tearing up stuff we wouldnt have half the advancements we enjoy in this...
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    Re: Yanmar LX4100

    Hey! Lets see some pics of that rig fella.
  42. Re: I knowmy tractor is not a bull dozer but . . .

    Raised on a deere, the pond your talking about got dry enough 4 summers ago for the Dexta to make about 20 passes with the grader before I slipped a rear and dug myself into a jam. I got a lot of...
  43. Re: Loving the Lx490 but have a concern that perhaps can be addressed

    Spoke with Phil at Rim Guard. He's one of the owners and a great guy with loads of valuable info. He refered me to American Tire & Services in Bardstown KY at 502 348 3018. Before calling, make...
  44. Re: Loving the Lx490 but have a concern that perhaps can be addressed

    I spoke with Gary at Envirotech Service and the closest Bio Ballast dealer to anything south of the Mason Dixon is Kansas City MO.
    Rim Guard may be an option
  45. Re: Loving the Lx490 but have a concern that perhaps can be addressed

    I sure hope this raised on a deere fella keeps his shiny new tractor in a barn. As industrious as he sounds, I bet if a fella just left all the materials for a new barn layin around, he would have...
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    Re: Most widely used grapple design?

    [QUOTE=Xfaxman;3728631]This is my Manual Two Tine Grapple. :D
    368699 368692


    That manual 2 tine grapple is pretty sweet! :thumbsup:
    I currently use a single tine (stick with a nail in the...
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    Most widely used grapple design?

    I just purchased a Yanmar LX490 W/ FEL and intend to purchase a grapple to use around the 18 acre family farm. Unlike forestry grapples, this farm grapple will have no single specific use. It's...
  48. Re: Would like honest suggestions about tow vehicle issues

    The only chips in my 94' Cummins is Grippos BBQ. :)

    Everyone talk about the Dodge falling apart around the Cummins but thats not been my experience. Ive got close to 340k miles and the only...
  49. Re: Would like honest suggestions about tow vehicle issues

    I think its obvious by now that Im a Cummins guy so...sure...Im biased...take it with a grain of salt but, if you want the best diesel buy a Cummins. Some may disagree but industry wide Cummins is...
  50. Re: Would like honest suggestions about tow vehicle issues

    My father and I developed an automatic unlock or failsafe if you will for when the TC has been manually locked. what it does is measure speed to unlock the TC at low speeds and not lug the engine...
  51. Re: Would like honest suggestions about tow vehicle issues

    If yer gonna be pushing a lot of torque...Triple disk low stall converter and dont look back.
    My factory 47RE Tranny was fine for factory specs, but as soon as I started pushing more hp/torque it...
  52. Re: Would like honest suggestions about tow vehicle issues

    The Cliff notes version = The TC transfers energy through a fluid coupling. This allows "slip" between the 2 halfs of the TC which is what keeps yer tranny from getting chewed up by the massive...
  53. Re: Would like honest suggestions about tow vehicle issues

    hahahaaa...I got on a rant and forgot to answer yer question. Yes the 94' has overdrive and they stopped production in early 98. If you can find a 12 valve 98' you have found the HOLY GRAIL of...
  54. Re: Would like honest suggestions about tow vehicle issues

    I have 340,000 miles on my 94' 12 valve. With stock tires and topper I actually got 26mpg hand calculated. Now with no topper and 285s I get around 21mpg. I can stretch that a bit if I keep my...
  55. Re: Would like honest suggestions about tow vehicle issues

    I'll try to not just give my opinion and stick to the facts (which support alot of my experience and opinions).
    24 valve common rail cummins will need a fuel pressure guage A#1 first thing if you...
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    Re: Straight up corn

    The area I live in has very little silage within a 5 mile radius.

    I like the apple tree idea but it's a delayed gratification thing. I'm looking towards next year already and want immediate...
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    Straight up corn

    I've experimented with different food plots over the years and used some of the Biologic mixes that did pretty well. I've been wondering if next year I should just plant corn though. I mean JUST...
  58. Re: What's the MOST FUN Thing to Do on Your Tractor?

    My wife riding shotgun in the cab with me while we used the loader to rip down dead limbs. Just got married in april and she's a city girl but country at heart. Brought a smile to my face watching...
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    Re: heavy ramps are too heavy

    It's 6'7" between the fenders. The factory tires were only 6ply. The previous owner just put these 8ply on it before selling.
    10,000lbs is plenty for my Branson. I priced a similar trailer at the...
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    Re: heavy ramps are too heavy

    Well heres the best pic I could get.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img7/55/fzhp.th.jpg
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    Re: heavy ramps are too heavy

    Well fellas, I bought a standard 18' dovetail tandem. It has 6000lb axles, D rings all the way around, 8 ply tires, 10 ton jack, fold up heavy ramps with stands. It has brakes on both axles. It's a...
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    Re: heavy ramps are too heavy

    Well, scratch everything. I just sold the trailer. A guy stopped by and made me an offer I couldnt refuse. I still have the ramps tho. I guess im in the market for another trailer LOL. Any...
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    Re: heavy ramps are too heavy

    I like the idea of assisted lift. I do have plenty of room underneath for slide out though. Either way theres gonna be some mod work.
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    Re: heavy ramps are too heavy

    I considered that but it does defeat the purpose. I drove 8 hours round trip for these because they are long. My trailer is high even with the dovetail and I wanna be able to load mowers and cars...
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    heavy ramps are too heavy

    http://imageshack.us/a/img716/4589/9emy.th.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img716/4589/9emy.th.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img138/3599/kice.th.jpg

    So I got these 10' long 10,000lb ramps for my...
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    Re: New to me Branson 6530C with implements

    I didnt get pics of everything, but heres what I got. First thing this weekend, I'm painting the tractor

    http://imageshack.us/a/img138/3599/kice.th.jpg...
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    New to me Branson 6530C with implements

    I lurked on here for quite a while to help me decide what tractor to buy and MAN did it help alot. Was gonna go for a new Kubota package deal but finally decided on a used Branson 6530C with 214hrs....
  68. Thread: hi

    by sacmarata
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    hi

    Howdy from central Kentucky!
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