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    Mowing Re: Size rotary mower for 1320

    I thought I might reply to this thread for the archives. A year later, I would say that the 1320 can spin the 5 footer okay but it's a big old 5 footer and it sometimes seems like the tail is...
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    SCV/ hydraulic problem

    When I use the FEL on my JD 755, the dump cycle is long and the lever position is imprecise. I can increase the speed of the dump a little bit by moving the lever slightly forward or backward of...
  3. Not sure what welder cables I need, where to buy

    I finally bought my own stick welder, a Miller Dialarc 250. It came with out any cables, so I need to get a pair so I can start burning some sticks. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I have a...
  4. Thread: Mice

    by RocketJSquirrel
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    Re: Mice

    I have been joking to friends that maybe the solution to mice in buildings is to build milkcrate sized wooden nests for them. Maybe subdivide it. Drill a few 1" access holes. Put fiberglass...
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    Re: BORDER FOR STONE DRIVEWAY

    It is my understanding that CCA is banned from *residential* uses but will still be made for commercial uses. Now as a practical matter, maybe the producers will just stop making it, I don't know.
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    Re: MMM or PTO Mower?

    I have a MMM, RFM, and rotary brush cutter. Here is my take on it. The MMM is for a tractor whose primary use is mowing. They are not as easy to install and remove as the rear units, and they get...
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    Re: HST pedal not returning to neutral

    I have noticed that some folks have mentioned they especially have the problem with the HST not returning to neutral when the tractor is under load. I normally do not use our 1320 at work, but today...
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    Re: small gas engine brand preferences

    My rank would be Kohler, Briggs, Tecumseh. Actually I don't know if we've ever owned a Kohler but they have very good reputations. MossRoad is right, you have to try real hard to kill a Briggs. ...
  9. Re: The endless debate - Husky or Stihl?? Why??

    I *believe* the current JD saws are Italian-made? I guess JD has switched sources a few times but the current ones are supposed to be really well built. That and 99 cents will get you a coffee at...
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    Re: Yard Hydrant Connection

    My opinion is since you have PVC, screw a steel street elbow into the bottom of the hydrant. Screw a PVC male NPT adapter into that. Use teflon tape on both joints. Solvent weld the PVC together...
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    Re: backhoe strong enough?

    I have not used a CUT with a backhoe, can the stabilizers lift the tires off the ground? On our Deere construction backhoe, it is more stable with the bucket in dump position as Gerard suggested. ...
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    Re: Winter oil in old Kohler

    I am skeptical of 5W20 oil. We have a 2001 Ford and a 2003 Honda, both of which call for 5w20 year round.

    In the mid-80s I attended a lube oil seminar given by oil engineers at a major oil...
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    Re: Winter oil in old Kohler

    I use 5w30 regular oil or 5w40 synthetic in small engines in the winter, no problem. In fact, I run the 5w40 year round in a couple of the older ones that don't have filters, and the oil looks great...
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    Re: YM3110D MANUALS

    You guys both need spell check.
    :-)

    -Don McLuckie
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    Re: JB Weld/Plastic Steel

    I have used JB Weld several times over the years. In my estimation it is just glorified bondo. I'm not saying it doesn't work for a lot of things, but it sure is not "steel" or anything close. I...
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    Spreader Re: Small spreaders - ATV vs. Tractor?

    <blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr>


    How about the foot print of the ATV tires, do you have turf's?
    Or are the dirt tires of the ATV O.K. because of the light weight ? I was...
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    Re: Need small engine help

    I think I got it fixed. The problem was, it was idling with the throttle butterfly completely closed. Based on the tuning instructions in the service manual, that is not the way they want it. It...
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    Re: Need small engine help

    kubmech wrote:
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    ... Now if a carb kit was installed at some point the needles will look new. But that does not mean that somewhere down the line...
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    Need small engine help

    I need help from a better mechanic than me:
    I am working on my Ariens snowthrower with 8HP Techumseh Sno King motor. The previous owner had the same problem I am having. He spent a lot of time...
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    Re: HST pedal sticks under load

    I wonder if this is a long time Ford/NH problem. Our 1995 Ford 1320 does the same thing. OTOH my JD 755 stops immediately when you let off the pedal. I'll check out the spring tension.
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    Re: Electric ATV/Utility vehicle?

    I have a 1993 electric Club Car golf cart. It is 36 volt, and the newer models are 48 volt. You can get a real nice 48 volt used model with recent batteries for under $2000. They go a decent...
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    Re: BX22 Experience

    Bo Man has it right. Pressing harder puts it into a higher gear. Press a little, climb a lot!
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    Gravel layer thickness

    I am going to cut a swale (very shallow ditch) to channel water away from my detached garage. It will run across one side of the garage a few feet from the building. After I cut the swale, I am...
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    Price Check Re: Ford FEL 1320 Price?

    We just bought one for $12,000 with a 7308 loader and 60" mid mount mower plus a couple of odds and ends. It had 400 hours and was in immaculate shape.
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    Re: Our ultimate project

    Mark me down as also looking forward to hearing your installments on this project. I just received The Not So Big House and Creating The Not So Big House for my birthday. I actually liked the first...
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    Re: Who makes a decent chainsaw?

    If I recall correctly, the odd-numbered Stihls are the "consumer" grade, and the even-numbered are the "pro" grade. I have an 021 and although I have not used it much, I'm impressed with the...
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    Re: New welding machine plus other stuff

    Sounds like someone is going to be needing a new storage building, or a bigger one.
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    Re: 7308 loader set-up

    I looked at other photos on this site and the angling might be normal. But the fit on the front post is definitely not right.
  29. Using backhoe to transplant bushes

    I want to transplant some large bushes that are about 10-12' wide and tall. This is a quick and dirty job, using a construction size backhoe. The bushes are nasty Russian Olive, which are like a...
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    Re: 7308 loader set-up

    Paul, the one thing I noticed from your original photo is that the main arm appeared to be angling up to the rear. Our Ford 1320 tractor with the 7308 is at work and I am at home so I can't look...
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    Re: Welding

    &lt;&lt; Since you said you have an AC machine, just use 1/8 6013 rod at around 90 amps and weld the hook to the bucket. &gt;&gt;

    It so happens we have a big box of 3/32" 6013. I used some the other day on a...
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    Welding

    I took a welding class last fall and did real well at stick welding. We were using Miller DC welders. Mostly 7018 and 6010 (or was it 6011?) electrodes. All of the "jobs" were on 1/4" or thicker...
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    Re: Cadplan 821 Digger

    &lt;&lt;If I did it over, I'd build the next size up. I also would like to increase the swing from the 120 degrees to something closer to 180. &gt;&gt;

    I wonder if the fixed stabilizer design limits the swing...
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    Re: 7308 loader set-up

    I removed the 7308 from our Ford 1320 last night for the first time. I was surprised by how much messing around I had to do to get it off, versus the loader on my JD 755. First, the arms wouldn't...
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    Re: BX Capability

    Yeah, I see this as the big compromise. If you are mowing a wide open area like a school yard, a compact tractor is fine. But if your yard is only an acre or two and has more than a few...
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    Re: Tooth bar - worthwhile investment?

    That's a real nice homemade tooth bar. I could do the welding but not the machining. However it's making me think about getting the parts machined up. We priced a JD toothbar for our JD 310C...
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    Re: Which Pressure Washer

    &lt;&lt;Devilbiss 1750PSI @ 2GPM, 5HP B&amp;S, $297 at Home Depot about 5 yrs. ago. Countless uses, by me and quite a few friends. &gt;&gt;

    I just bought one of those used at a garage sale. Runs great. I did...
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    Re: Which Pressure Washer

    I'll put in a vote for recent Briggs motors if you don't want to spend for the Honda. The ones I've owned recently are easy starters.
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    Re: Poulan and McCulloch Chainsaws

    I have some friends that log near Yakima, Washington. They say the main rule in buying a chainsaw is that it has to be orange. I.e. Stihl or Husky.
    This won't help the original poster, but I have...
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    Re: TLB Usage?

    (I am pretty sure that) The operators manual for our JD 310C TLB says to just lift the tires up, not to go all the way. Once you've got the tires up, I do not see any good coming from getting higher...
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    Re: John Deere 110 Compact TLB

    This is a little late, but I'm replying to MChalkey's thoughts on the 25HP EF-1. Don't go by the specs. Two years ago I rented a gas EF-1 for a day to backfill dirt into some shallow trenches and...
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    Re: BX 2200 / JD 445

    I basically agree with rmcess.
    Around Illinois you get get way more than $4500 for a like new 445. At that price I'm assuming it's not all-wheel steer?
    They are known to have uneven cuts due to...
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    Grading Re: box blade

    My little 755 handles a 5' box blade pretty well. I'd be awful surprised if the 4300 couldn't handle a 6'.
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    Re: Nasty Little Wood Ticks

    I'm really sorry to read about your dog getting Lyme. I just spent quite a bit of time researching it last night, after getting the 3rd tick of the week. I'm in Illinois, and deer ticks carrying...
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    Re: Gravel driveway

    Here's a follow up report.
    A couple of sunny days dried it right up.
    I knocked the ruts down with a blade and called it a done job till next time. We had some rain after that and it handled it...
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    Mowing Re: Size rotary mower for 1320

    Thanks for all the replies folks.
    The cutting I was considering was basic weed cutting, usually much less than a foot tall.
    As it turns out we bought the tractor. We actually have a 5 foot and a 4...
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    Re: Another Post Hole digger question?

    Grade 8?
    Whoa, man.

    They usually use Grade 2, for a reason. If you go to a higher grade, you are defeating the purpose of the shear bolt. You'll snap gear teeth or worse.
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    Re: Gravel driveway

    Thanks for all the replies.
    It's now about 3 days since I made the mess. It has been cold and cloudy, not good weather for drying out. The driveway is as bad today as day 1. I never would have...
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    Mowing Size rotary mower for 1320

    Does anyone know if a Ford/NH 1320 was rated to use a 60" rotary brush mower?
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    Gravel driveway

    I have spent the last hour reading the archives on gravel driveways. /w3tcompact/icons/hmm.gif
    Here's my situation. Yesterday I used my box scraper and tore up my packed but pothole infested...
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    Re: Compact Cubs vs Kubota

    Sales tax collections across state lines is not very consistent. In order to gain a selling advantage, some dealers ignore the fact that they are supposed to collect the tax for the neighboring...
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    Re: Tractors, Mini-TLBs, and Life

    I can see your general point, being: if you use a compact tractor exclusively for digging, loading, backhoe-ing, look at a different unit. I rented the smallest EarthForce for a day. The EF-1 with...
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    Price Check Re: BX2200 Price

    FWIW, I don't think the price is atrociously high. I think if you shop the region or nation you can find lower prices. But I think you are right on the money about supporting your dealer. If they...
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    Re: Warm up RPMs?

    Our JD TLB manual says to warm it up at what they call a fast idle, which I think they define as half throttle.
    I believe I have read that slow idle does not warm up a diesel very well.
    I warm up...
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    Kubota g.t. prices

    I am familiar with Deere and Simplicity prices, but not Kubota.
    What is the approximate price of the TG1860 gas and diesel, and the G2160?

    Thanks!

    -RJS
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    Re: Trailering

    I have pretty good luck doing it like this:
    -Get lined up and back up to less than 3 feet.
    -Size up the remaining distance, get back in the truck.
    -Hang my foot out the door, find something the...
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    Gravel Types

    Does "road mix" gravel usually end up with the surface being mostly the "fines", and all the stones pressed down below?

    I maintain our "road mix" driveway with the box blade, but it is time to add...
  58. Thread: BX1800

    by RocketJSquirrel
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    Re: BX1800

    "Any thoughts?"

    Yes. I don't know if you are being serious or not. I assume you are.

    Why do want a compact tractor for a half acre?
    That's 100 feet x 200 feet.
    My last yard was almost...
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    Re: BX2200 and the Septic Tank

    The Ford TLB was probably double your estimate of 7000 lbs. We have a Deere 310C that is about 13000.



    -RJS
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