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    Re: ripper for roots?

    It will be interesting to see how it works out if you get it.
    Here is what one guy did for ripping out roots with his backhoe. By all reports it seems to work well....
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    Re: Wedding today at my gazebo

    Eddie,
    That is one beautiful gazebo!!!
    You don't do anything half way do you??
    All in or nothing seems to be your methodology.
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    Re: Mini split A/C Heat Pump systems

    We installed a Mr. Slim about 5 years ago, we have been happy with it. We use it for AC in the summer and heating in Fall/Spring. Doesn't do much for heating when the outside gets below 20dF. We fire...
  4. Re: Suggestions for a Hydraulic Top Link for a CK30

    I have both Top-n-Tilt, if you are doing any sort of blade work... they make the job MUCH easier. I didn't get mine from Brian/Fit-Rite, although I wish I had.
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    Re: Kioti NX4510 hst problem

    I have the same issue with my DK40, dealer changed out the entire HST unit... tractor still does the same thing. My old CK30, when you moved the pedal... the tractor moved.. immediately, no delay. I...
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    Re: Well she left... and my first review

    The mats on my CK30 never moved around until I removed the right side one time. I never could get the nubs back in the holes and it tended to move after that. I never tried to pull the nubs thru,...
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    Tires Re: Right tire pressure?

    Same method, same pressures, except my R4's are filled.
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    Re: CK30 vs DK40 size....

    I upgraded from a CK30 to a DK40, I wanted the extra lifting capability of the DK FEL and I wanted to be able to put a stronger BH on it than what I had on the CK. The CK is slightly more...
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    Re: kioti grease fittings

    I have the Lock-n-Lube, I lift front wheels off the ground and I still can't get grease into the front axle center pivot. Dealer doesn't seem concerned, says they rarely are able to get any grease in...
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    Re: DK40SE Squeal When Moving in Reverse.

    When I take my foot off the forward pedal, tractor keeps driving for 3-10 seconds, temperature dependent, lower temps longer drive times. If I try to push on the reverse pedal while tractor is still...
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    Re: DK40SE Squeal When Moving in Reverse.

    My 2 year old DK40 with 76 hrs on it just started to having the reverse squeal. It is going to the dealer next week for some other HST issues and I hope to have them address the squeal issue as well.
  12. Re: I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    Loader connections have been removed/replaced several times.. no change. The person I have been dealing with at the dealership has been the owner. He started off unresponsive and has since become...
  13. Re: I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    Update- Just got off the phone with the dealer, his lead mechanic has been working with Kioti on this issue. He said Kioti has agreed to replace the entire HST unit rather than hoping the fix the...
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    Re: CAST-IRON Pan Cooking

    My fiancee loves the old cast iron plans she inherited from her grandmother, uses them all the time. I bought her some Lodge CI pans to round out her collection, she hates them and won't use them. I...
  15. Thread: 50 Hour done

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    Re: 50 Hour done

    Hmmm, when I bought my DK40, my dealer said he would split the costs of doing the 50 hr with me, and provide "free" pickup and delivery of my tractor. It is about 80 miles to the dealer from my...
  16. Re: I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    Lets see if I can update everybody who has had some suggestions. Finally have had some meaningful communications with dealer, he says this is not normal behavior, he is stumped and is calling Kioti....
  17. Re: I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    To be honest, I don't remember. Normally I run the tractor at about 1400 rpm and it would be fairly obvious. I was running it about 2000 rpm to try and get things done in a semi reasonable time frame...
  18. Re: I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    Dealer has been contacted, so far... very unresponsive.
  19. I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    My DK40SEH is starting to drive me nuts with this cold weather. I've been using it to move snow banks and clear the driveway to my shop. The FEL is painfully slow to dump. After picking up a load of...
  20. Re: Who here is glad they went to a snowblower this year??

    I wish I had a blower this year. Neighbor cleaned up our private road Sunday evening, pushed everything well back. Winds blew over 50mph Sunday night, Monday morning we had drifts 4-6ft high in the...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    I just put my front chains on as the V-bar chains on the rears only were not enough any more to get around and move all the snow we have!!
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    Re: Got my new woodstove put in today

    I have a Vermont Castings Defiant Encore I bought new in 1986. I have been heating my present house with it for the last 10 years. Love the stove, but you can't touch any panel on it when it is...
  23. Thread: ck dk trade

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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    That is the truth. I was trying to lift my shed to get some new blocking underneath to level it, no ballast on the back. I tried to lift the shed, but it didn't move... but I felt the tractor...
  24. Thread: ck dk trade

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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    Yup, the front axle level was low, topped that off at about the 10 hr mark. It survived sub-zero temps last year so I assumed antifreeze was okay. Now you are going to make me dig out my meter and...
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    Re: Looking for wireless weather station

    I am running the Davis Vantage Pro 2, installed it Feb '06. I just started getting an error message that Davis can't explain, but unit works fine so I am ignoring it. I have the monitor station in...
  26. Thread: ck dk trade

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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    grm61- Initially the rear tires were over inflated. Only the center 3" of the tire was hitting the ground. I moved the tires so the valve stem was at the top, and when I let some of the air out,...
  27. Thread: ck dk trade

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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    A 'snappy' response is a good way to describe my CK loader, except when I loaded the 9 cuft bucket to the max with dirt. Yes the bucket was a 9 cuft bucket, stock is 7cuft. I bought the CK used and...
  28. Thread: ck dk trade

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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    I wanted a better loader as well, but the DK loader doesn't seem much better, it is definitely slower. I am hoping that the hydraulic pressure is low as both the loader and the backhoe don't seem as...
  29. Thread: ck dk trade

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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    I had R4's on both tractors but the DK's tires are more aggressive and have less surface area, coupled with the fact the DK is heavier, it tears up my yard more. I wish I had gotten the 'turf' tires....
  30. Thread: ck dk trade

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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    I traded my 05 CK30 FEL w/backhoe (450hrs) +$10K for a DK40 FEL a year ago. Wish I had kept the CK.
  31. Re: ? Mystery, when I click "What animal made this paw print"

    I get the same thing, running Firefox and Win7.
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    Thumb Re: Thumb install on Titan Forks

    I was thinking of doing something similar, thanks for some ideas I hadn't thought of.
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    Re: InvisibleFence brand GPS containment???

    $3K does sound a bit steep, but I got quotes between $7K-$9K to put a fence around a section of my property, about 3/4 of an acre, to keep my dog in. It might be a tough choice between ugly fence for...
  34. Forks Re: I'm looking for a grapple attachment that will slide onto my forks

    That looks interesting, can you provide a ballpark price?
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    Re: InvisibleFence brand GPS containment???

    Not much training needed if the dog has any brains and you do it right. You put flags near the zone edge and the dog learns quickly not to go past the flags. My cousin has 3 homes, invisible fence...
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    Re: Portable shelters

    I don't have any issues with condensation, but after 8 years I do have a few spots where the cover has worn thru rubbing on a few tubing joints at the top and I am now getting some water coming thru....
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    Re: Portable shelters

    I have a 14' x 22' x 10' round top shelter from MDM in Connecticut, it has zip up doors front and back. I bought it 8 years ago for about $600 and anchored it with the cable anchors they provide with...
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    Re: Spray foam didn't stick

    Location does matter for thickness. There are a dozen reasons, but moisture (condensation) is the number one reason spray foam will not stick, surface needs to be DRY.
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    Re: Oil Drops over 30% since summer, now what?

    I think Saudi Arabia can afford to pump oil down to $45/Barrel, but Russia and Iran need oil prices above $95/Bl otherwise their economies aren't funded. Some of the other mid-east oil producers can...
  40. Re: Geothermal heating system and extreme temperatures.

    The reason I asked about basement insulation was due to the fact that the standard 8" poured concrete wall only has a total R value of about '1'! :eek:
    So I would hazard a guess you don't have...
  41. Re: Geothermal heating system and extreme temperatures.

    Are you heating the basement? If so, what is the foundation and what sort of insulation do you have there?
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    Re: geothermal questions and possible DIY

    Does the extra $3500 buy you any better warranty or piece of mind?? If there is an issue, can you handle it or are you going to have to call somebody?
    I know for me, I could install it but I don't...
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    3 of my 4 neighbors ran 3600rpm cheap generators, 24/7, when we had our recent 4 day power outage. They were so noisy it was difficult to sleep. I just bought a Honda inverter generator so I was not...
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    Re: Portable Generators

    Mike,
    Thank you for this. I just picked up a honda eu7000is and I am having my old FPE panel replaced and a generator hookup installed. I was going to go with an interlock setup on the panel, but...
  45. Thread: Work Shoes?

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    Re: Work Shoes?

    I had a pair of Wolverine boots that lasted me 12 years, loved them but I didn't take care of them properly. I couldn't find that model again so I bought some RedWings. They cost about $175 and I...
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    Re: Put my Chains on Today

    I put my chains on yesterday, woke up to 3" of snow today and still snowing!! :eek: I run front and rear chains, strictly for moving snow.
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    Re: Put my Chains on Today

    I put mine on today as well. Much nicer messing with them with the temps in the 50's and the sun shining rather than temps in the 20's and starting to snow like I did last year.
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    Re: Regrets about your Foundation type?

    Our house in Conn was built in 1820, had a full basement and just rocks for the foundation. Dirt basement for the first 10 years I lived there. Put in a concrete slab floor, no plastic under it,...
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    Re: geothermal questions and possible DIY

    I am interested in geothermal for my next house. I found 2 online DIY geothermal supply sites while doing research, looks like I only saved the link to one of them. I haven't contacted them yet so I...
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    Re: Inverter generator with well pump ????

    3pt- I think that is the difference between a generator with "auto-idle" and an inverter generator. From what I know, an "auto-idle" generator has basically two modes, idle and full speed. An...
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    Re: Inverter generator with well pump ????

    Tig- Thanks for the input, I am considering one of these two. As far as I am conserned, no inverter generator is reasonably priced.

    Yamaha EF4500iSE - 4000 Watt Electric Start Inverter Generator. ...
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    Re: Inverter generator with well pump ????

    This is exactly what I am afraid of.... will an idling inverter generator be able provide the power a well pump starting up will need with out messing up the motor.
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    Re: Inverter generator with well pump ????

    I have solar panels for hot water, propane for cook stove and wood stove for heat. My two big draws are the refrigerator and the 1/3 hp well pump. I have 3 neighbors who are running 3600 rpm...
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    Inverter generator with well pump ????

    We have been without power for a few days now and when the dust settles I am thinking of picking up an inverter generator vs one that screams at 3600 rpm all the time. I was wondering how well an...
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    Re: Longest power outage?

    Longest outage was for 3 days, 7 years ago. Outages have been getting shorter and shorter, and less and less often, since then. Used the wood stove to heat the house, gas stove to cook with, put food...
  56. Thread: Grapple weight

    by IXLR8
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    Grapple Re: Grapple weight

    Assuming you have the 300cx loader, from what I have found, the stock bucket weighs about 210 lbs. The lift spec at the pins is 960 lbs, if you put a 620 lb grapple on it, you won't be able to lift...
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    Re: Hot water options

    That daily electrical useage seems high... I would start by looking at that to see why it is so high and reduce that.
    I had ReVision Energy install an 80 gal solar water heater w/electrical backup...
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    Re: AC Options, Mini Split?

    Not with the Mitsubishi, the temp sensor is in the unit not in the remote. I was also under the impression the temp sensor was in the remote until I bought one. My installer quoted me about $600 to...
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    Re: Why did Bobcat Stop Selling White Kiotis

    I heard Bobcat committed to sell a certain number of tractors, they didn't sell half that number and Kioti didn't renew the contract.
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    Re: AC Options, Mini Split?

    This is a complaint many have, but it needs the air circulation to monitor the temperature and reduce temp swings. I have the fan on mine set on auto and when it is not heating/cooling, the fan speed...
  61. Re: When is your last grass mowing and what is fall mower maintenance?

    Last mowing was 3 weeks ago. Clean, oil/air filter change, grease, sharpen, paint when time allows, hopefully before the snow flies. Then it waits until spring.
  62. Re: What do you have for an internet security program?

    I used AVG (free version) for years until it started getting bloated like Norton, I have been using Avast (free version) for the last 4 years. I have had no issues with it until they came out with...
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    Re: New rear hydraulics- new 3pt log splitter.

    Just make sure the splitter hoses are connected before you bungee the tractor control in place. This way you don't dead head the pump and cause it problems. A lot of folks just check to see the...
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    Re: Timber Frame Hybrid Home - Owner Builder

    Jeremy,
    Looks great.
    I made the mistake of showing the wife... She dug out her planer and is sharpening the blades, I think she has work for me to do.
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    Re: LPGS disapointment

    Sorry to hear of your issues, thank you for letting us know. I was not sure what folks meant by "open draw pins" until I looked at the link provided. I can see why they bent fairly easily, definitely...
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    Re: New Dog - OMG - More fun than I wanted

    Looks like a good dog, I can see why you brought him home. Enjoy him.
  67. Re: Update: Video of the Power iMIG 140 E 120 Volt MIG welder from Everlast

    Looks like TBN is going to be costing me more money... this unit is perfect for me. I was looking at the iMig 200, but it was a little more money than I wanted to spend and I already had stick...
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    Re: New Dog - OMG - More fun than I wanted

    My fiance has just put food out for all of her dogs for the last 30 years, none of them were overweight, none of them ate everything in site. Our present dog always has food in her bowl. Sometimes...
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    Re: New Dog - OMG - More fun than I wanted

    You know how we are... Pictures... or it didn't happen. :)
    I am still sorting out dog training, not sure if I am training the dog or the other way around. I find the key is CONSISTENCY with the dog,...
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    Re: Adds on this forum

    The Ad's pay for us to be able to use TBN, but they have gotten so obnoxious lately that I installed AdBlocker Plus on my home computer a month ago. Today I am using a work computer, I don't have...
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    Re: Are your "hummers" leaving early?

    We have had the normal numbers this year, showed up about a week late. Feeder is still getting emptied in about 3 days. The number of deer, turkeys, fox and eagles in our area is way down this year....
  72. Re: $5,000 for a 3kW home grid tied solar voltaic for Mom's home

    Is there no room in the panel for a 20 amp breaker? Or are there no 20 amp FP breakers available? I haven't been able to upgrade my shop power to 240 as I have a FP panel and I can't find any 60 amp...
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    Re: Cantankerous Old Men's Association

    I don't think I am there yet.... but the wife might disagree. :)
  74. Re: How often do you check your zerks (aka grease nipples)

    I have to agree with James on this one. Seems like an expensive toy, but the reduction in hassle is worth it to me, never mind the grease actually going into the fitting.
  75. Thread: wind power???

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    Re: wind power???

    In the town I live in there are 5 wind turbine installations. I had a salesman come by and evaluate my property, I live on one of the higher points in town, and wind conditions. He said no issues and...
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    Re: Where does your tractor sleep?

    I stand corrected, mine is listed as a MDM, and I guess it is well made. I have had it 5 years, I live on the top of a hill, it sees 60+ mph winds several times a winter, had upwards of 1.5 ft of...
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    Re: Where does your tractor sleep?

    Same here, about $800 for the Shelter Logic 'building' and $50 in gravel and landscape fabric to keep gravel from settling into the dirt.
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    Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    Nice Firestar... I had an Ultrastar years ago.
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    Box Scraper Re: Grader/Leveler advice or recommendation needed

    ^^^ I agree, I bought a box blade as I have other grading/leveling needs and I will rent a Land Plane for putting final touch's on our 1/3 mile long dirt road.
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    Chains Re: What chains to buy for snow?

    I went to take pictures of any marks in my driveway, can't find any to speak of, never mind any that would show up in a picture. My driveway is rough enough so any marks made by the V-bar's on the...
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    Re: Soft cab for CK35HST Advice

    Let us know how you like it... pics are a must. :)
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    Chains Re: What chains to buy for snow?

    When I get home Thursday I will see if I can get some pictures so you can see. They are fairly small and might be hard to see. If my pavement was smooth, or coated, they would probably be obvious,...
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    Chains Re: What chains to buy for snow?

    I have the Tirechain.com V bar chains for my tractor. I didn't put them on several years as they were a pain. Sliding on our dirt road in icy conditions was a bigger hassle... cleaning up my drawers....
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    Re: 50 HP Boat Motors ??

    I live on the coast of Maine. When I was looking for a boat a few years ago I looked about the harbors to see what the 'working' boats were using running on their boats. The majority were Yamaha,...
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    Re: Geothermal Heat Pump Project

    Paul,
    Thank you for taking the time to put this thread together, lots of good helpful information. I do have a quick question, what did you do to seal up the penetration where the pipes come thru...
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    Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    They are just shutting down the plant I work at, end of life for the product and they can't update the plant for the new products. Some folks are transferring to other plants... I just don't feel...
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    Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    Hmm, sounds like where I work.
    The plant where I work is shutting down Jan '15, I will be staying on 6 months to help clean the place up so I will be retiring Aug '15, at the age of 61. I am having...
  88. Re: An Accessory for your Lock-N-Lube grease coupler

    I already have the Lincoln 90deg adapter, adding a zerk to it so I don't have to change fittings on my gun just for those 2 zerks is a great idea... thanks.
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    Re: ordered me a new dodge eco diesel today

    Keep in mind it will take a while to "wear in" the diesel engine to get your best mileage. Compression tests done on the VW TDI diesel show it takes between 60K-70K miles to reach max compression...
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    Re: Zero turn and hills

    A non issue if the grass is dry, I mow steeper with my JD 727a Z-turn. If the grass is wet, I would go up and down rather than across.
  91. Thread: Dry DOG Food ???

    by IXLR8
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    Re: Dry DOG Food ???

    Another Taste of the Wild user here, buffalo/venison, from TSC as they are about the cheapest we can find it here. We have tried Canadae and Science Diet. Our dog is happiest with the TotW, least...
  92. Thread: Red Wing Boots

    by IXLR8
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    Re: Red Wing Boots

    I have been disappointed with my Redwings. The boots are not very comfortable and the eyelets are not crimped up properly and I can't get laces to last more than a month. I had a pair of Wolverines...
  93. Thread: What Zero Turn?

    by IXLR8
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    Buying Advice Re: What Zero Turn?

    If you go with a CAT diesel, see who is going to service the engine. At one point only a CAT dealer could service the engine, the mower dealer could not. I would think it would be hard to justify the...
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    Re: How large LPGS for my 2720?

    I need a LPGS for our 3/4 mile long dirt road. I found a Kubota dealer 15 miles away from me that rents 3pt equipment, I can rent LPGS from them for $50/day. A bit of a hassle to rent sometimes as it...
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    Re: Newbie about to purchase ZTR

    Spend some time reading/searching this site.
    http://www.lawnsite.com/forumdisplay.php?f=23
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    Re: Diesel Generator or PTO Generator?

    My first reaction is, if you have only lost power for a few hours over 2 years.... get some candles, a battery powered radio, 5 gallon pail for water if you are on a well and call it done. If you...
  97. Thread: Add Rear Remote

    by IXLR8
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    Re: Add Rear Remote

    I don't know, I don't have a cab on mine. But the dealer said seat and frame are heavy enough that they have set up a hoist to lift them off the tractor, quickly, easily, and safely.
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    Re: Baby Pig. Now What?

    That is one spoiled pig... just like my dog. :)
  99. Thread: Add Rear Remote

    by IXLR8
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    Re: Add Rear Remote

    I had the dealer add the 2nd remote on my DK40 before he delivered it. First time I tried to use it I found that some of the connections leaked. The lines weren't secured to the bracket properly and...
  100. Re: what is the trick to a box blade or box scraper?

    I want a land grader as well, can't justify the cost. I found my local Kubota dealer rents some 3pt equipment, they have a land grader w/scarifiers for $50/day. So I am going to rent one once or...
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