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    Re: 955 radiator

    Have you asked at a rad shop to see how much it would cost to replace the core? I tried Googling the part number but didn't have much success with prices.
  2. Re: ROPS police don't read, Modify rops on 4400

    They did a very nice job!
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    Re: grease in a rotary cutter gear box?

    Don't spoil the entertainment!
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    Re: Tricks to using my 3 pt post hole digger

    Power company's set their post with crushed rock so I did the same. Works great with no tamping required. Just wiggle the post a bit and it gets tighter as the rock settles around it. If you need to...
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    Re: Radiator Cap Issue on my 8N

    You need to take it back to where you had the repairs done and have them solder the neck on in the right spot.
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    Re: Removing traces of red from a diesel tank

    Here in Alberta you wouldn't even need to worry about it. The dye needs to be in the fuel in certain concentrations. The police take a sample of your fuel and if there is dye in it the sample gets...
  7. Re: Who makes the higher HP HST utility tractor?

    Deere calls it IVT.

    I don't know how the other makes do it but Deere's is 80% mechanical and 20% hydraulic. 80% of the power transmission is mechanical. Like as in actual gears transmitting the...
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    Re: Built Canopy for the L3560

    I'm wondering if the tractor is noisier now than it was without the canopy? My quad is significantly louder with a wind faring than without.

    Nice build by the way. I like it.
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    Re: grease in a rotary cutter gear box?

    I had a 506 John Deere mower given to me. For years I could get away with just adding some oil when I used it. Eventually I had to use thixotropic grease so that there would still be some...
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    Re: 1978 John Deere 850 Project

    I've been following along on this one because I like these kind of projects.

    I noticed there is a gear shift between your legs when you are sitting on the tractor. You need to check the rubber...
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    Re: Leaf collection ideas

    I picked up a used Lawn Genie with a collection bin for $200. It works awesome. Especially if I can pick leaves on a dry day. The flails tend to shred the leaves and they take up a lot less room. I...
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    Re: My $40 canopy

    So my question is.... Is it noisier under the canopy while using the tractor than it is without the canopy?

    Awesome idea. I like the price.
  13. Re: Rear turf tires, is there a down side to running front ag tires on a 4x4

    Good point but in about 2000 when I did this I didn't even consider the gauge of the metal. I don't think I need to worry about it any more.

    The sharp ones here will realize that 4410's weren't...
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    Re: Tie Rod Dust Cap Question...

    These boots can also be repaired with windshield adhesive. The same stuff that car windshields are glued in with. Just clean the boot with brake clean and apply. Local glass shops can supply the...
  15. Re: My Journey - Mahindra vs. John Deere vs. Kubota

    It would be interesting to do a price comparison of 15 year old tractors and see which held their value.
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    Re: Air conditioned cabs

    A model T with air co. Now I've seen it all.

    Just because a new mower costs $45000 just to get A/C doesn't mean you need to buy one. Used units work very well and are a lot cheaper.
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    Re: Cab owners - How well does your A/C work?

    Here are a few hints for those of you who have marginal systems. Clean evaporators and condensers have already been mentioned. I'll mention them again just in case you missed it the first time. It is...
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    Re: bush hog 2510

    I have a John Deere 660 rototiller. I broke the slip clutch and John Deere wanted just a bit too much for replacement parts. I went to local farm supply store and they were able to supply me with a...
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    Mowing Re: Clearing the radiator of debris

    I don't have a leaf blower because I don't need one. To me it sounds like one of the better ways to get the rad clean when there is no air compressor close by. It doesn't work for caked oil though....
  20. Re: Rear turf tires, is there a down side to running front ag tires on a 4x4

    Here's what I did. On my 4410 I replaced my 27x8.5x15 turfs with 26x12x12 for more flotation and traction. If you shop around you can find a 26 inch tire that's the same height as the factory...
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    Re: JD 300 looking for parts

    John Deere has a really useful feature on their parts page. It's called "where used" or something along that line. You look up the part number of what you are looking for and enter it into the where...
  22. Re: Just bought JD440 backhoe---need parts source

    John Deere has a really useful feature on their parts page. It's called "where used" or something along that line. You look up the part number of what you are looking for and enter it into the where...
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    Re: Ideas on Stripped Bolt Hole ???

    "Made a couple SS studs from bolts and reassembled with some high temp loc-tite. It is a lot better than it has been in a while. Now I can mow and do a better fix at a more convenient time."

    I...
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    Re: 7745 4x4 front right tire locked up

    Either the bearings piled up or some of the teeth on the planetary gears went through the gears.
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    Re: Rear mount finish mowers

    No unfortunately I have no pictures of the mod.

    It's not hard to do. Farm King mowers have a flat deck. You weld the side hole shut and cut about half the width of the lip of off the rear of the...
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    Backhoe Re: Dug up first stump

    A real easy way to get rid of a stump is to cut it off as close to the ground as you can. Then take a skill saw with a carbide tipped blade and cut a two inch crosshatch into the stump as deep as you...
  27. Re: Farmers lobbying for the right to fix own tractors

    I think that the legislation to work on your own tractors is going in the wrong direction. Forget about that and make everything that has a computer in it have self diagnostics. The you wouldn't need...
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    Re: 4630 independent PTO noise

    My guess is that it's either the splines gone as already mentioned or the clutch plates are worn and they are chattering when they slip. If it was the spines and you have still been using the PTO I'm...
  29. Re: MAPP hot enough to cook out GM nylon U Joint clips

    You guys heat them up???? :) I just stick them in my press and push the joint apart. A little bit of clean up with a die grinder and a flap wheel and we are good to go.
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    Re: Help with bed post repair

    I'm thinking that a nut welded onto a washer would work fine. Then you either drill the hole in the wood bigger or grind the nut down so that it fits into the existing hole.
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    Re: John Deere 655 broken seat switch

    Some of you guys are so full of it it isn't even funny! How about assuming that he wants to bypass the switch so that the job can be finished and the next time the op goes to town he will purchase...
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    Re: Rear mount finish mowers

    I modified my 72" Farm King mower from a side discharge to a rear discharge. It wasn't hard to do and it cut my lawn mowing time by about an hour on a 2.5 acre lawn.
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    Re: Pump out of the river

    How often do you need to irrigate? I would be tempted to find/build a small pto pump and just run it with one of your tractors. Use a floating intake to avoid the sand and just run the tractor slow...
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    Re: catastrophic rim failor

    What I have done on larger tractors is have a machine shop lathe out a new center for the wheel and weld it in. If the machinist starts off with a flat 3/8's or 1/2 inch thick flat plate you...
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    Re: TBN Performance Issues

    Does any body else have troubles with about half of their subscribed pages new post notices ending up in spam. I'm using Chrome
  36. Re: John Deere 4410 belt tension specs for 72" deck?

    Most John Deere decks that I have seen have a spring loaded tensioner for the deck belt.
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    Re: Starting 4610

    I don't use glow plugs until the temps hit around freezing.
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    Re: Jd AC No Work Sometime

    What is the air gap on the electric clutch on the A/C compressor. Each switch adds a bit of resistance to the circuit and by the time it gets to the clutch there isn't enough voltage to apply the...
  39. Re: ROPS police don't read, Modify rops on 4400

    The John Deere dealer here sent their non folding rops to the welding shop to be modified to folding if the customer wanted it. They basically copied the folding version.
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    Re: New Holland 451 Sickle problems

    Just another thought. Are there loose bearings somewhere?
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    Re: Need Advice on Smoothing Field

    I also think the Harley rake would be best but I've also used two diamond tooth harrows welded together side by side. I put a large semi truck tire on top of the harrows for weight and when the soil...
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    Re: New Holland 451 Sickle problems

    The simple answer to your question would be yes. My thoughts lie along the line of something in the cutter bar being worn and when the bolt was replaced the "slack" was out of the knife and it's...
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    Re: New Holland 451 Sickle problems

    When you were using it with worn bolts the stroke on the knife would have been shorter due to the slop in the drive system. If you tighten everything up then there is no slop and the stroke is back...
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    Re: How to rid Coyote's

    Just so that you k now it is possible my buddy makes a living on coyotes in the winter. Most winters he snares between 500 - 700. At about $100/skin depending on the year it's not a bad living. One...
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    Re: Case 2090 enginereplacement

    Just buy another whole tractor. By the time you find a good engine to replace yours the money spent won't be much different. And I'm talking either way. Replacing with a Cummins or another 504. That...
  46. Re: New guy - Steiner S-20 problems climbing hills - only in forward...

    Unless one of the hoses is collapsing internally and it only draws form the one reservoir.
  47. Re: New guy - Steiner S-20 problems climbing hills - only in forward...

    To me it sounds like this answers your question. If you are driving down hill and the pump is pulling fluid from the front axle then this makes sense as the front axle would be lower than the rear....
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    Re: DIY top and tilt

    I made my own top cylinder. It really isn't hard to do. I took a regular bolt together style cylinder and cut it down with a chop saw to the stroke I needed. I welded a three point hitch top linl end...
  49. Re: Pioneer 9500-4 Lever Coupler Kit for rear remote...anyone use one?

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong as I've never used this style but I believe that you hook up your hoses to this style outlet and then move the levers 90 degrees so that the ball on the end of the...
  50. Re: Rim swap to gain width - Hub style preventing this. Anyone figured this out?

    4) grind the weld away that holds the center of the rim in place and re-weld with the offset you want.
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    Re: John Deere 4300 SCV Question

    I have a 4410 and it takes precise movements to control both functions at the same time.
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    Re: Found this today, what is it

    To me it looks like part of what was once a bushing for a slow moving shaft on a farm implement. For example the shaft that raises the implement out of the ground. They were often made out of cast...
  53. Re: Rusted nut wont budge - 48" rotary mower blade

    Just get it warm enough to melt wax. Stick an old candle against the treads and let the wax melt into the threads. Let it cool and repeat a few times and the bolt will come off. You don't need to...
  54. Re: Fluorescent light question, can i remove 1 of 3 bulbs?

    You can also get LED fluorescent replacement bulbs that don't use a ballast. You rewire the fixture to eliminate the ballast and install the appropriate LED bulb. I've talked to my local electrician...
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    Re: Cannot Load Tires without Unseating Bead

    If I recall correctly R-4 tires don't seat on a bead the way a regular tire does. They kind of just lay against a flange similar to tubeless highway truck tires. Good luck.
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    Re: Stick welding with a MIG

    Go ahead and move on. I'm learning something I didn't know before I read this.

    I'm also going to add that one of my reasons for not getting a MIG is that my shop is quite small and I really don't...
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    Re: Is it time for a gasoline engine tractor?

    I don't know how it is in the US but here in Alberta most people don't run their small engines on off road fuel even if they have access to it. It seems to be a poorer quality fuel and the dye leads...
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    Re: Remove a broken but/screw/cap

    The broken part looks like it's brass. It shouldn't be too hard to get out. A small chisel or a punch like was already mentioned. Reverse twist drill bits work really well in situations like this too.
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    Re: How do I correct engine surging?

    I agree there is nothing "snake oil" about sea foam. It works! That being said your idle circuit is plugged in the carb. The surging is from the engine not being able to run on the idle circuit.When...
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    Re: Racoon Removal

    There are air rifles available that are refilled with scuba tanks. They are capable of killing larger animals and the bonus is that they don't make a lot of noise. Just planting ideas.

    Deer and...
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    Re: Show What Tool You Made*

    And here I thought it was a dinosaur toothpick!
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    Re: How hard is TIG to learn

    Years ago before I was 20 I taught myself to weld. Dad had a water trough for the cattle that was made out of a barrel with the side cut off. The ribs were leaking at the bottom and I decided one day...
  63. Re: Canadian online source for Carlisle WT300 or other mower tires??0

    Ok I can go with that. The tires must have a fairly soft rubber.
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    Re: Talking to telemarketers

    The best thing we did to get rid of telemarketers was to cancel out land line. We both just use our cell phones.

    Next best is if a telemarketer calls and I have the time I patiently listen to...
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    Re: How hard is TIG to learn

    Now I'm learning stuff again. I just never even thought about welding copper. Subscribed.
  66. Re: same Kubota 3 cyl engine with different outputs, on same mowers...

    These suggestions are a very good place to start. A small difference in top rpm can make a huge difference in how a machine performs.
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    Re: Any J Series Owners Tried a Quick Hitch?

    I have a Northern Tool style quick hitch. I added a homemade hydraulic top link and it's so easy to hook any implement up. I modified most of my equipment to fit and most times I only need to get off...
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    Re: Is it time for a gasoline engine tractor?

    I'd settle for one that uses politicians.
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    Re: Racoon Removal

    You make it sound pretty simple yet it isn't. I find every ones ideas interesting.

    I didn't realize they carried disease. It took me two winters to get two coons out of my attic. I'd have worked...
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    Re: improved snow blower skid shows

    I did the same thing to my front mount John Deere 59" blower. It works great.
  71. Re: Need Help! Old Style Slip Clutch on Brush Hog

    I can understand why you did what you did but if you ever move a trailer with a ball on a three point hitch you'll never go back to a ball on the draw bar again. It's so nice to just pick up the...
  72. Re: Canadian online source for Carlisle WT300 or other mower tires??0

    I wouldn't spend the money on those tires. They are going to have less traction on grass than the tires you have now.
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    Loader Re: Loader and brush hog at same time?

    Not very!
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    Loader Re: Loader and brush hog at same time?

    Yes!!
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    Re: Hello, looking at getting a JD tractor

    www.tractorhouse.com
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    Re: My take on a Ballast Box

    I have 600 lbs for ballast on my tractor. I tried 1000 lbs but couldn't dig anything with the fel.
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    Re: AGM Battery Life Expectancy

    The above battery charger information is good to know. Thanks

    One thing that I noticed about our two posts on these battery's is that neither one of us live in the heat belt of the US. It would be...
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    Re: AGM Battery Life Expectancy

    Ok and here is the other side. I have a 2008 Yamaha 700 ATV with power steering. I have about 5000 miles on it with a factory AGM battery. I've never had any problems with it. Sometimes the quad sits...
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    Re: My take on a Ballast Box

    I like your idea though it looks like there is plenty of weight. Just hope the sand doesn't leak out on you.
  80. Re: Look what I broke today (how does that happen?)

    Ok so when you had the cylinder out do you see a rock or something down the hole where the cylinder comes out of? Did you check to see if the cylinder is binding at any point from full retraction to...
  81. Re: Can two hydraulic cylinders of two different sizes, be plumbed together?

    So instead of trying to invent something new why don't you mimic the bucket curl linkage from a backhoe. It's a suggestion that I just thought of.
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    Re: John Deere 955

    I hope it's a good deal! The fenders are gone along with the hood.
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    Re: John Deere 955

    So why not fix up the parts tractor or buy another one and not have to worry about switching implements. That's my long term plan.
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    Re: Anybody need a new circular saw?

    After I bought my 7 1/4" Milwaukee 18 volt cordless I haven't used my old Home Hardware corded saw.
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    Loader Re: Loader and brush hog at same time?

    I can also mow close to trees with the loader on but it's a whole lot easier with it off.



    Try this with a barn....
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    Re: Damaged block installing block heater L5240

    If it would make you feel better I can loan you a Milwaukee drill... I have appreciated your sense of humor through out all of this. I don't think I could be quite so gracious. I also like the fact...
  87. Re: Best attachment for filling and leveling trench

    I like the above method the best. With a blade if your driving over the dirt before you move it the dirt compacts and you've make twice as much work for your self. You can go in reverse with the...
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    Re: AGM Battery Life Expectancy

    So my first response to this article was "What's an AGM battery". Instead of asking I decided to look it up and came across this article. How To Charge an AGM Battery - Hot Rod Magazine. Well worth...
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    Loader Re: Loader and brush hog at same time?

    It's interesting reading all the different reasons for bush hogging with or without the loader.

    As a rule I don't bush hog trees down as they are rather rare in this part of the country.

    I...
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    Re: ATV parts prices

    Try phoning different dealers. I needed a brake lever for a 30 year old Suzuki. I didn't phone around but the local Arctic Cat dealer was able to supply one for $17 CAD which I thought was very...
  91. Re: Looking for folding Canopy that mounts to ROPS

    Well I just trim the branches off the trees so that I can get closer. I would be interested in a canopy like this as well.
  92. Re: Need advice on the best equipment for my job.

    I like this idea the best too. My only addition to what you have said is that I would buy a heavy duty stump grinder and grand all the stumps to ground level and then let them rot. If you dig them...
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    Re: Pin Won't Budge

    If you use never seize or equivalent product on the pins when you install them you won't have this problem again.
  94. Re: Wife Destroyed Brand New S240 Sport -- What to Do?

    Just fix your mower and be really happy that she helps you with the lawn mowing chores. My wife never helps outside unless I ask her too. The grass can be a foot high and she would never go out and...
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    Re: Sharpening mower blades

    I find that mowing the grass when it's damp makes the grass stick to the deck really well. So I mow either on the dew or when the grass is bone dry. The best is just after or during a rain. The water...
  96. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    I don't think the debate is over at all. Science has been proven wrong before and will again. That the earth is warming there is no doubt. Is it warming because of man's activities. Probably. Is it...
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    Re: Alternator Conversion

    I agree nice install! I hope your brackets are heavy enough to cope with vibration etc. Keep an eye out for cracks.
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    Backhoe Re: Big Tractor, Little Backhoe?

    My neighbour bought a Case 580C for $5000. He has all the backhoe he ever needs and I can borrow it when ever I need it. It's all the backhoe I will ever need. It's slow compared to the newer models...
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    Re: Sharpening mower blades

    I always change the angle on my blades when I sharpen them as I don't consider the angle to be critical. I also add a small bevel on the bottom of the blade as it saves removing a lot of metal to get...
  100. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    Correct me if i"m wrong but I read the other day that ice melting in Greenland is exposing foundations of earlier settlements. So in other words the ice has receded back to where it was at some point...
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