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    Re: Halloween hay ride

    This was our set up this year - adults like it more than the kids I think. My boy is getting older and this may have been the last year he wants to go with me.
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    Re: John Deere 445 stumbles on cold start

    George - When you first turn the key you should be able to hear a slight whine of the fuel pump building pressure. When that sound stops he waits about 2 seconds and then attempts to crank it. The...
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    Re: John Deere 445 stumbles on cold start

    Neighbor just picked up a old 445 - had the same issue. I watched him go through his start up procedure and he was cranking it right away and had throttle set at 1/2 - 3/4. Brought throttle all the...
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    Re: Basement Concrete Wall Paint

    If you have water issues - no off the shelf paint will correct the prob. A couple of coats of the UGL or Zinsser will give a marginal safety net. I have used the UGL and topcated with a bright...
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    Re: High Bay Fluorescent for Arena

    I would encourage you to look at 4" LED's - last 4 times as long, no ballast required, no flicker, instant on, and half the power consumption. Depending on the number of bulbs the ROI can be less...
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    Re: opinions on a x475

    Well I don't have the X475 but I do have the X485 - same machine just has EFI. Got over 500 hours and never a prob. Use it year round to clear snow, mow a few acres, pull a garden trailer and use...
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    Re: Quick Hitch and Blade for 425

    Yes it will fit - the only difference is the hoses are longer. I put a hitch and blade on my X485 from a 445 and the only thing needed was a hose extension kit.
  8. Thread: Barn Floor

    by wolfe1
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    Re: Barn Floor

    Use a quality moisture membrane and a floating wood floor and it will last over concrete- I recomend the Griffolyn T-65 Membrane, I have used a few hundred thousand sf of this stuff to mitigate...
  9. Thread: gt 245 smoking

    by wolfe1
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    Re: gt 245 smoking

    Better black than blue smoke - if your plugs are burning clean, and your not burning any oil, and it runs smooth I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Re: Thoughts on JD F935 front deck mower

    I ran one of these for a few years in college and beat it pretty hard. Ran like a champ. I mowed parkways, football fields and all looked great. I do remember having alot of grease fittings on...
  11. Thread: Hello all

    by wolfe1
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    Re: Hello all

    For commercial lawn care zero turn is the only way to go. How many hours is relative to how it was maintained. A machine with 1000 hours and great documentation may be a better deal than a machine...
  12. Thread: Flooring Nailer

    by wolfe1
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    Re: Flooring Nailer

    The floors my guys do are a little different - maple gym floors - they only want Primatech guns - they have been getting 800 sf per man per day and the guns hold up very well.
  13. Thread: gt 245 smoking

    by wolfe1
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    Re: gt 245 smoking

    How many hours are on the machine? Do you do routine maint? Does it do the same thing under load? ie. when mowing heavy wet grass? - In my experience a small puff of smoke is not a hugh issue if it...
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    Re: Advice on what to buy...

    I second the old 400/500 series. I mow about 1.8 acres but was also wanting a machine to make snow removal easy. My neighbor has a JD 190 with a plow, weights chains - the whole nine yards - and...
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    Re: JD 425 blade change

    I have a bracket that will alow you to use a older blade on your machine - I don't need it anymore - send me a PM if interested - Thanks
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    Re: Any JD LX279 lawn tractor owners here?

    In answer to your question - no, I don't have a LX279
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    Re: Raising the grade

    Hey Eldon - I did the same thing a few years ago. Filled in some low spots with clean fill and topped with top soil. In my rush to try to get something done I just moved my wet spots - make sure...
  18. Re: Need suggestions for choosing mower/small tractor

    A X595 would be the perfect machine for you based on your description of needs. I have the X845 which is 2WD and gas, I am amazed by the traction and power - and the 595 would be leaps and bounds...
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    Re: building a trailer for "hay" rides - any ideas?

    I have a 6x9 trailer I load with coolers and people for Halloween and neighborhood functions - you have to really watch the kids- anyone who wants to hang feet over the edge is always behind the axle...
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    Re: How many acres do you own/operate on?

    Just under 3a.
  21. Re: what are y'all paying per acre where you live? Land is expensive!

    It ranges all over around me - 1.5 for over a million to 1.6 for 250k, and in some of the ajoining municipalities it can be half - location location location
  22. Re: Deere x500/x700 All Wheel Steering/Liquid Cooling?

    I have a JD gaser that is LC and it is really quiet
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    Re: Assembly Info for 3-Point hitch - X485

    I would post this over at weekend freedom machines - lots of X485 owners over there and full of info- and they have a very ood source for a cat 1 3 point that is more afforacable than the Deere -...
  24. Thread: New Road Cut

    by wolfe1
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    Re: New Road Cut

    You guys amaze me- I divided Hosta's and stacked firewood this weekend and your cutting roads - very cool - I need more land. Thanks for the pics
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    Re: Memorial for my lather

    WOW- very nice work.
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    Re: Craftsman GT 6500

    The GT 6500 is a beefey machine and offers a great value - when compared to some others.
  27. Thread: Dura-Coat

    by wolfe1
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    Re: Dura-Coat

    A ceramic tile is the best long term flooring. It should be disclosed that I sell industrial ceramic floor tiles.
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    Re: New Baby Girl Arrives!!

    Congrats - Hope everyone is, and stays, happy and healthy.
  29. Thread: Dura-Coat

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    Re: Dura-Coat

    Let it cure and put a water based sealer. If you have specific areas where the floor will see a more severe service, acids, solvents, impact, abrasion, ect., consider doing special things to that...
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    Re: Workshop & Garage Flooring Choices?

    Keeney

    Please consider me a resource for tile issues - I sell industrial ceramics for the food / beverage and automotive industries. Will help you if I can.
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    Re: Workshop & Garage Flooring Choices?

    Did you decide on a floor yet?
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    Re: Replacement windows=money$$$$$$$

    Had Semco Windows in the old house- not real impressed- replaced with Marvin - hands down the best windows on the market - big bucks but worth every penny if you plan on staying in the house- I ...
  33. Thread: my five options

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    Re: my five options

    A good used source for Deeres is Roeder Outdoor Power: LawnPower.com
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    Re: 1,000,000th Post Appreciation Thread

    Thats a lot of posts- TBN is a wealth of information - has helped me on several occasions- keep up the good work!!!!! Thanks again!
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    Re: any used John Deere advice?

    A good price resource is www.lawnpower.com click on used - they treated me right
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    Re: need dealer with used garden tractors

    www.lawnpower.com is a very good resource for used JD- I spent a day driving to pick it up but saved over 3k
  37. Re: Deere X585 Hydrostatic Relied Valve: A Question

    Are you reffering to the valve below the additional color coded hydro. valves?
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    Re: 1986 JD 850 tractor

    I ran a 850 for a couple of summers- it was a beast- nothing it wouldn't pull- however only 34 hours in 20 years is a bad thing for any engine
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    Re: Price Check - X575

    For that price you could run it for a year and if you don't like it I bet you could recoup your entire investment- (easily!!) I would go for it if the machine looks tight.
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    Re: 2004 4110 with 44 Hours?

    OK the dealer called me back and said they / and or Deere could not offer a extended warranty? (at any cost) When I asked him why he would not give me staight answer- It only has 44 hours on it...
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    Re: 2004 4110 with 44 Hours?

    Yes it is a Hydro. Is this machine to heavy to run over my septic field? I am guessing not but I am just trying to look at this from every angle- Thanks
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    2004 4110 with 44 Hours?

    Went to pick up some fluids for my X485 and dealer has a 04 4110 w/ quick-attatch loader, drive over mmm, turfs, independant lift valve, and 44 hours. He is checking what it would cost to extend the...
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    Re: Fitting portal axles for increased clearance

    Nice job on the swap- I have heard about those axles but have yet to see any in action on the trails-

    Hey GEB- I see you are in IL. I run my TJ in Attica from time to time, I checked out your XJ-...
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    Re: Linoleum garage floor

    There are products out there that are very good floor coatings. "Paint" is not one of them. So much crap has been put out there, epoxies ect. most people have lumped everything together as "paint"...
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    Re: New JD X324 in the driveway!

    Congrats- looks pretty sharp! Now on the rear view pic it looks like you can see the hydro unit with some type of fan on top? Am I seeing that correctly? Is this your first AWS? How does it...
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    Re: Buying without sales tax? for large equipment

    "I am keeping less than 50 cents on the dollar."

    Ummm- Time to fire your accountant-
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    Re: Buying without sales tax? for large equipment

    If you can in any way not pay the taxes do it. If you have to title it in your state they may find out - I saved several hundred dollars crossing state lines- I would like to support my local dealer...
  48. Thread: My X585 Arrives

    by wolfe1
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    Re: My X585 Arrives

    I have to refuel when it is almost touching the red- I have run out of fuel a couple times- When I hit 1/4 tank I call that my empty-
  49. Thread: My X585 Arrives

    by wolfe1
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    Re: My X585 Arrives

    That is one great machine- I have the 485 and I am anxious to see what you think of the mpg- there is not a more comfortable or better GT on the market in my opinion- congrats-
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    Re: Which oil to use????

    Use what the book says and you can't go wrong- to me its kind of like arguing Ford vs. Chevy- niether side product will ever be the best
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    Tires Re: HDAP Tires on JD 2305

    The 2210 and the X-Series ahave the same size tires and I think the 2305 has the same size tires as the 2210- my dealer said to swap the turfs for the HDAP on my X series would be $150.00. I wish I...
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    Tires Re: HDAP Tires on JD 2305

    I had seen on another forum where someone had done that and they were very happy with the switch- they provide a happy medium - I have heard mixed reviews on how they wear though- I guess it would...
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    Re: Help, the dealer let someone steal my 2210!!!

    This is a tough one. My personal feeling is the dealer should give you a brand new 2210. With only 70 hours- the one lost was basiclly brand new. Please keep the board informed of how the...
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    Re: john deere gt 245

    I have the 54C deck on my X485 and the biggest difference between the two decks is the 54C wheels rotate - I can disconnect and push the deck out from under the machine with one hand- The deck is...
  55. Re: same old newbie question...what is recommended for

    Shipping is expensive- the best way to do it is rent a uhaul or borrow a truck and trailer and make the drive yourself- I took a truck from work and made the 5 hour trip in one day but saved a ton...
  56. Re: same old newbie question...what is recommended for

    I would give this a hard look if I was you- this would cover all your bases- http://cgi.ebay.com/John-Deere-650-Lawn-and-Garden-Tractor-NR_W0QQitemZ7735957820QQcategoryZ50374QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
  57. Re: same old newbie question...what is recommended for

    2003 X485 with 54c deck, 46.1 hours on it, 50 hour service done, 2 hats, new blades, and service kit. $6,800.00. Out the door. Perfect condition. Oh ya- made the salesman give me his unopened...
  58. Re: same old newbie question...what is recommended for

    I mow about 2 acres and have another that is really rough- I went with a John Deere X485. I liked the larger frame, tires, seat, and overall construction. It handles the rough stuff without...
  59. Re: Does anyone have experience with concrete paint?

    Benjamin Moore makes a nice product but it is just WAY overpriced. The botton line is 99% of any coating is surface prep- even the best coating will fail with improper surface prep.
  60. Re: Does anyone have experience with concrete paint?

    Steps to deciding what flooring to put down-
    1. What is the age and condition? (this much we know)
    2. What kind of service will it see?
    3. What is you budget?

    Once you get these figured out...
  61. Thread: New JD L&G

    by wolfe1
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    Re: New JD L&G

    Deere, Cub ect. have to play the big box game- we live in a very disposable society- remember when you grand parents bought a new "davenport" that was the last one they bought and they held on to it...
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    Re: Tachometer for X series gas engine

    I have been looking for the same thing- anyone help us out?
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    Re: X585 X595 Questions

    I currently run a X485- and have not had any issues. I have pulled small trees and bushes out of the ground and it never broke a sweat- I mow about 2 acres and pull a small trailer around- very...
  64. Thread: Jd X475 2ws

    by wolfe1
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    Re: Jd X475 2ws

    The fuel injection is worth every penny on my X485-
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    Re: John Deere 335 fuel consumption

    My X485 is a gas hog. Liquid cooled 25 horse Kawasaki engine. It has gotten a little better now that it is broken in (almost 100 hours) but it is a hog no matter what- I have EFI too which is...
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    Re: 9 Acres - ZTR or Tractor?

    Thats a lot of mowing- a ZTR would be ideal but for more uses I would look at a X series Deere or a 2210 CUT with the 62 in deck. I mow 2 acres in a hour with my X485- less if I really push it-
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    Re: bush hog with Jeep

    You may want to consider a external oil cooler and or deep well trans pan- if it is a automatic- I would also louver the hood to increase air movement- if you have a 5 speed a hand throttle would be...
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    Re: Which X-series (if any)?

    I have the X485, that engine is butter smooth- I love it- never run out of traction with the turf- tires- actually have only used the diff lock a couple times- I mow about 2 acres, I have a ditch...
  69. Thread: X595

    by wolfe1
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    Re: X595

    Its a great machine you are looking at- price sounds a little high- I picked up a X485 w/54c deck, and had them put on the HDAP tires, with 40 hours on it for $6800.00 at the end of this year- I...
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    Re: Loader for x485 AWS?

    My understanding is the 45 Loader is not available for the AWS models- I also have the 485- was considering the AWS but on the slight chance I might be able to convince the wife I need a loader I...
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