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    Re: Anyone still use rope to tie things down?

    An old sailor showed me how to secure a load of hay with a truckers hitch years ago. I don't think he told me whar it was called. Thanks James, now I know.
    Stuck
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    The pallet that came with my forks looked abused too. I think it had something to do with it's launch from it's home planet and entry into Earth's atmosphere.
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    Re: Young chicken with a problem

    Good luck to you both! :)
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    Re: Young chicken with a problem

    Is he eating commercial feed? When I was a kid I fed my chickens nothing but corn for a while and every so often a hen would get down. Putting her on commercial feed got her goin again. I figured...
  5. Re: Generators: Rated as 'clean power'. How can I tell and is there something to clea

    Has anyone here ever run an enexpensive inverter welder with one of the Harbor Freight generators in the following link?
    875 Peak/7 Running Watts, 13 HP (42cc) Generator EPA III with GFCI...
  6. Re: Generators: Rated as 'clean power'. How can I tell and is there something to clea

    Mark,
    Here's a three part question:
    1. Is the welder pictured in the linked ad one of the ones that you've mentioned? 875 Peak/7 Running Watts, 13 HP (42cc) Generator EPA III with GFCI...
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    Re: Any Shepards on the membership roster?

    Around 30 years ago, my elderly cousin died leaving his widow with around 12 or 15 sheep. The wool grew out in the hot SC summers and needed to be gotten off. I sheared them for a few years and I...
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    Re: $11,000 Water Bill

    You might need an attorney for this
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    Re: Hydraulic power pack build

    Makes sense to me. Thanks for clarifying.
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    Re: Hydraulic power pack build

    I must have missed something. Is this brush cutter to mount at the front? I don't understand why you don't just buy a rear mount brush cutter and power it with the pto. Maybe I don't understand...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    My HF "Customer Reviews" button doesn't seem to be working today. Has anyone else had that problem?
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    Re: I know nothing and I need some help..

    :welcome:
    If you intend to have questions about your Ford it'll be good to add it's model to it's description. There were several models produced in the 50's with different features and ...
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    Re: Moving to the 1st world

    I had a friend who'd lived in NZ he almost made me want to move there.
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    Re: Your socket organizers

    That's what I was thinking.
  15. Thread: Deer Ticks

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    Re: Deer Ticks

    They're really aggravating when they attach to one's scrotum.
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    Re: Deer Ticks

    They've been much worse here in previous years. I've probably removed only 4 or 5 in the last week.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    The little black flashlights that came free with a coupon and a purchase a while back were satisfactory in my book. I've had one sitting outside on a concrete block for so long that the black paint...
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    Re: Need help wiring this alternator

    Wthompson,
    Thank you. Your information seems to be just what I need to know! I don't have a schematic of the Chinese replacement. I think I can trace the 30 and 7 blade. Over the next few days...
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    Re: Need help wiring this alternator

    I'm going to punch this question one more time in case there's an alternator expert on site on Saturday.
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    Re: Need help wiring this alternator

    Xfaxman,
    Thank you for labeling the B+ lug.
    I checked the box for a wiring diagram and found none, just a test report on the alternator. It passed.
    There are several alternators for sale on the...
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    Re: Need help wiring this alternator

    All Right! The photo of the two alternators is attached to my post. The letters at the top of the arrows indicate the letters/numbers/symbols on the back of the case. The arrow labeled BLADE...
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    Need help wiring this alternator

    The Chinese alternator I bought to replace the one that came on my Polish MF 261 has a little different wiring setup. If someone could tell me which wire goes where I'd be mighty grateful. I'm...
  23. Re: 12 speed versus 8 speed transmission...is the 12 necessarily better?

    The 8 speed in my MF is sufficient for what I do in forward. The two speeds of reverse are a different story. Low range in reverse is usually a little slow for my liking and reverse is so fast that...
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    Re: Maybe not so swift

    A friend of mine tried to go under a low bridge with a tall box van. That didn't work, either.
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    Re: Flowable Grease

    I think I'd have asked the tech whether chainsaw bar oil would be a satisfactory substitute.
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    Re: Unbelievable

    Does this gentleman hire himself out? There's a transformer on my place I'd like removed.
  27. Re: When you need a cool breeze on a hot summer evening

    Makes me think about the pilot who blew pecans down from trees with a helicopter.
  28. Re: Catagory 1, catagory 2 three point hitch difference?

    My 60 hp MF has changable hitch balls. I don't think I've ever used a cat 2 implement.
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    Re: Diff lock usage

    For what it's worth: I suspect that at it's previous home, someone drove my used MF 261 with the diff lock stuck in the "on" position. The tires were foam filled and when I made a turn they "plowed"...
  30. Re: Manual says don't disconnect battery with engine running. Why not?

    Thanks again, guys and for the private reply also.
    Stuck
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    Re: Massey 230 front pto shaft removal?

    Thanks again Davedj1. It's about time something I did was a breeze.
    Stuck
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    Re: Massey 230 front pto shaft removal?

    Davedj1,
    Thank you. I'll be able to refer back to this thread when I get around to changing the belt.
    Stuck
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    Re: Massey 230 front pto shaft removal?

    Thanks to the OP for starting this thread. I tried to replace the fan belt on my MF 261 with the 236 loader a while back and discovered the pump shaft in the way. Not being able to figure out how to...
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    Re: How much dirt have you seen moved by hand?

    My dad used to take us kids to a hill thought to have been an Indian mound located on Carolina's coastal plain. To explain it's formation he said that the Indians might have been required to bring a...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I was once at a traveling tool sale and wondered why the crew that went into the trailer to fetch the tools didn't pass out.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I like my HF step drills better than a name brand one that I have.
  37. Re: A low tech automatic gate for skilled DIY'ers

    Looks like a good way to damage an automobile, to me.
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    Re: Pallet Jack?

    If your luck keeping hydraulic jacks working is similar to mine, the casters would be a better option.
  39. Re: Manual says don't disconnect battery with engine running. Why not?

    Many thanks to everyone who responded to my question. I hate being told not to do something without being given a reason.
    Stuck
  40. Manual says don't disconnect battery with engine running. Why not?

    I ran my MF 261 for a couple of years with a cheap replacement battery terminal clamp that occasionally slipped loose from the positive cable. I simply reattached it several times and the tractor...
  41. Re: Drive In Theatre owner looking for best tractor for regular maintenance.

    I guess you'll be OK with a small dump truck. Our local quarry no longer allows pickups. It seems their loader didn't see one and backed over it.
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    Re: Lightning and cows

    My mother lost a calf to lightning in her youth. She's now 91. I guess we're due for another loss.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: PTO extension - how do I get it off?

    That's crossed my mind too.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: PTO extension - how do I get it off?

    Wagtail,
    Thank you very much. It's how they looked when the pictures were taken that counts with me. I'm :D :D Stuck :D:D in time myself.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: PTO extension - how do I get it off?

    Wagtail,
    Could you give us a link to those models?
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    Re: Float Position?

    I have yet to find an app where float did me much good.
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    Re: How much dirt have you seen moved by hand?

    Bdog,
    Please keep us posted. I can't wait to see how this one turns out.
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    Re: Kinda thought that we were done.

    I had to see what this thread was about. The subject line is basically what my father-in-law said about the birth of his fourth child.
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    Re: Dog Barking on Tractor

    My son brought home a dog and she peed all over the house until someone suggested a crate. The theory being that she wouldn't foul her own den. We put her in a crate in the living room and pretty...
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    Re: Getting rope or string over a tree.

    On one tree I used a spinning rod to cast a light fishing line over a limb then pulled up a heavier line and followed it with a rope. On another I shot the weighted line up with a slingshot. I...
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    Re: Proud of my wife and our puppy

    Congratulations!!!
    I looked at the photos before reading and thought the dog might be an akita. Isn't that the kind of dog that didn't bark when OJ's wife was killed?
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    Re: Letting the bugs out

    Now if we could only get rid of the fire ants.:mad:
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    Letting the bugs out

    Somehow wasps by the dozen and lady bugs by the hundreds seem to find their way into my mother's old farm house and screened porch where they spend the winter unobserved. They must be asleep in...
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    Re: Trespassers shot

    Trespassers have someone drop them off and hunt our game then call to be picked up. They locate our out of sight pond by aeriel photography slip in fish, and litter the dam. One reported a boat that...
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    Re: Band saw for basic fab work - this one?

    When I used to use an abrasive chop saw I hated seeing the wide kerf turned to powder. The bandsaw kerf looks to be narrower than that of the cold saw and dry saw too. Another advantave of the...
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    Re: Band saw for basic fab work - this one?

    Here's a link to the thread on cold cut and dry saws that was going on the other day. http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/build-yourself/375392-cold-cut-saw.html
    RustyIron's post #8 gives a quick...
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    Re: Band saw for basic fab work - this one?

    I've had a Harbor Freight 4X6 for years. I'm on my second motor and missing part of a fingertip because of being careless with it and I'm still crazy about the saw. The Yahoo 4X6bandsaw group is my...
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    Re: Pulling GN trailer with a Tractor

    On top of that, if a few bales fall off a sportsman might pick them up and think that bringing them to you gives him life time hunting and fishing rights. One nearly beat me to the barn with a few...
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    Re: Cold cut saw

    I have had one of the old green Harbor Freight 4x6 metal cutting bandsaws for years and it cuts good enough for my needs. I wish you guys would quit talking about the cold saws. You're liable to...
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    Re: $10.00 Slicer/Trencher

    MossRoad,
    Thanks for a good honest answer. I sometimes need a piece of hardened steel about that size.
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    Re: $10.00 Slicer/Trencher

    MossRoad,
    Is that plow share hardened or mild steel?
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    Re: Year 2, more plow setup issues

    Few farmers in my area used a moldboard plow since they got tractors. They broke ground with a disc harrow and if they wanted to get fancy also used a spring toothed harrow. If you never get the...
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    Re: Quick test for fuel

    I think I saw Popcorn Sutton do that test on TV.
  64. Re: Welding guard on tractor with HF flux wire welder

    +1 On that idea. There will probably come a time when you'll want to take the screen off.
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    Re: auto darkening helmets

    My HF helmet has grinder mode too. The switch is on the outside so I can reach it without removing the helmet. My problem is, I can't see where to turn the switch when I'm ready to quit grinding...
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    Re: angle iron axle

    I've extended the width of a few hand truck axles that way so they wouldn't tip over when I hauled fence posts around he pasture. A couple of wheels have cracked possibly from too much weight but...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    I'll try to drain mine soon. The stuff in your photo next looks like what mine probably looks like inside the tank.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    Makes sense to me.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    I did a search and biocides for diesel fuel are available on the www.
    diesel fuel anti-bacterial - Google Search
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    I gently scraped some of what looked just like rust to me off of the inside of my fuel cap. To my surprise some of it was mushy. When I applied the magnet the mushy part showed no reaction while a...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    CAD and Ray,
    If I get around to doing the magnet test I'll post the result. I'm guessing a magnet would attract partially magnetic rust and not bacteria. If it's totally non-magnetic rust I'm...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: What is this?

    I too have rust on my fuel cap, never thought it might be bacteria. I believe I'll scrape a little off and see if it sticks to a magnet.
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    Re: Attack of the trees.

    Was there a tornado? That was strange.
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    Re: Boy, I done went and done it!

    That little blond pixie needs to drop a few pounds of flab from her back or cover it up. She's not the pixie she was a few years ago.
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    I guess they have animals that can use the racks on the palets' home planet.
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    Hay racks for what kind of animal?
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    Re: I hate my dryer....I'm sure it hates me!

    Does anyone else have trouble with the timer knobs breaking on their GE drier? The flat sided hole in mine keeps cracking allowing the spindle to hold still while the knob spins. I went down to the...
  78. Dirt Moving Re: M7060 Frame Not Strong Enough For a Toothed Bucket?

    This thread brings to mind another that sparked my interest. As I remember it someone said that utility tractors were not rated for digging. I'd not thought about it before.
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    Re: Square Bale Storage

    You might try a second layer of pallets on top of the one that's already there.
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    Re: Radioactive Fence Posts?

    Couldn't they locate it with a geiger counter?
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    Re: Radioactive Fence Posts?

    Gary,
    I've seen ar least one other explanation similar to yours as to how drill stem picked up radiation.. This made me curious as to whether motor oil is radio active too? Do you have the answer?
  82. Re: If you have forgotten what older trucks were like

    No, you're not the only one. I clicked on the link expecting to see a truck from the early 1950's.
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    The nails might be uncomfortable as well.
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    Castration usually works wonders.
  85. Re: Thinking of replacing tractor's metal fuel tank with a non metal marine tank

    That's the way it seems to me too.
  86. Re: Thinking of replacing tractor's metal fuel tank with a non metal marine tank

    As I mentioned diesel tanks on vehicles don't seem to be vented. If this is so, why doesn't the fuel flow stop when all the air is gone? I must have overlooked something here.
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    Re: Blizzard today (video)

    If I ever get caught up I might go north some winter just to experience a blizzard for myself. Those who have them make them sound interesting.
  88. Re: Thinking of replacing tractor's metal fuel tank with a non metal marine tank

    Mark and KThompson,
    I appreciate your replies. K's comment about the seam failure brings up another question. As near as I can tell, tanks that hold diesel aren't vented unless the cap has a vent...
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    Re: Wood chipper- is it best to rent, or buy?

    Now you've got me thinking of the guy who rented a chipper to dispose of his wife's body. It didn't work out for him. He got caught.

    I hope you get some good helpful advice.:)
  90. Thinking of replacing tractor's metal fuel tank with a non metal marine tank

    After reading this thread http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/john-deere-owning-operating/371639-jd1070-diesel-corrosive-why-my.html I think I know why my MF 261 is running so rough and would like...
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    Re: Rust in a fuel tank

    Prichard,
    I can't thank you enough. The one I was looking for was among your results. JD1070 - Is Diesel corrosive?? Why is my fuel cap all corroded?? I think I was searching with the word...
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    Re: Rust in a fuel tank

    This thread reminds me of one we had recently that started when someone asked about the rust he was finding on the inside of his fuel cap. I've searched for that thread many times and haven't...
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    Re: Rural Living Entertainment

    Here's another of Egon's messages that I enjoyed. Reminded me of one of the few times I was interested in math in school. The problem had to do with a kid who earned money by selling milk from his...
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    Re: Rural Living Entertainment

    Net Flix still ships DVDs through the mail.
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    Re: National Champions

    Where's Clemsonfor? Probably at a celebration.
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    Re: Rural living is great for privacy, or is it?

    I can't even be assured of privacy when I have to do my buisness in the woods. Too many camouflaged game thieves sitting in trees.
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    Re: How old is this deer?

    I don't know about your deer but, I'd say the one at this link was born in 1937, unstyled. 1933 john deere unstyled - Google Search
    Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
    Stuck
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    Re: How old is this deer?

    I don't know about your deer but, I'd say the one at this link was born in 1937, unstyled. 1933 john deere unstyled - Google Search
    Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
    Stuck
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    Re: what is this?

    Are there pigs running loose in the area where the photo was taken?
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    Re: Anyone have photos of a Chainsaw holder?

    BTW:
    I wouldn't want to be in an enclosed cab with a tool that tended to emit gasoline fumes. An outside mount might be best.
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