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  1. Re: Gathering Materials for a Homemade Snow Cab for my John Deere X300

    I recommend epoxy resin. Gives far better results on bare wood. Your first few coats thin with 50% xylene. That will soak deep into the wood. Allow a full day between coats. After you get a couple...
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    Re: help me decide on Superduty

    Keep what you got. Those are fleet-duty engines and with regular maintenance will easily surpass 500,000 miles. If you just want a newer truck, meh.
    It's hard to find one used that isn't tarted up...
  3. Thread: kioti upkeep

    by o2batsea
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    Re: kioti upkeep

    For fading plastic it's hard to beat 303 aerospace protectant.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: New Tractor - Little concerned, ok a LOT!

    Yeh, keep checking the levels. Also check around the cylinders and external hydraulic lines for signs of leaking...now and forever. Also inspect the f axle housing seals.
    My DK45 once lost the...
  5. Re: 2017 RX6620 Cab,PC,FLE,and back hoe opinions?

    Backhoe is unnecessary. Only get it if they make you an outstanding deal. Mine is a spider hotel. It's useless for digging stumps, and if your soil is rocky...fuggadabowdit. You can hire a kid with a...
  6. Por 15 marine clean.

    Por 15 marine clean.
  7. Thread: New to me

    by o2batsea
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    New to me

    Picked these up yesterday in Leesburg. The faded one has a Kohler 16 hp twin. Paid stupid cheap for all.

    467038



    467039
  8. Re: Battery Attribute for LK3054 winter starts and general longevety?

    Ugh, I hate "which battery" threads cz they are always so full of whack. You buy batteries by weight and weight alone (for the given group size). CCA and amp hours mean nothing in terms of longevity....
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    Re: Adjusting DK45C Cab Door

    Yeh gets more tense with each pump of the jack. Every second you're thinking...BAM!!!!
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    Re: Adjusting DK45C Cab Door

    I tweaked mine a few years ago. In my case there was a heavy weight dropped from above, which knocked the door downwards. I put a jack under it and was able to push it up close enough that I had only...
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    Re: overwhelmed...

    I have a case of attachment-itis myself; I always think I need a grapple. However the years go by and somehow or another I seem to muddle thru without one, or any of the other wants-its. I guess I'm...
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    Re: Advise on being ripped off at Kioti dealer

    Clearly thid dealer does not care about keeping your business. Sounds like he has found a way to sandbag you and dissuade you from trying to fight back. Can you afford to walk away at this point?
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    Re: Advise on being ripped off at Kioti dealer

    Oh Stan I am so flattered that you went to all that effort to point out how wrong I am. I guess you really DO love me! Awwww.
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    Re: Advise on being ripped off at Kioti dealer

    Since you live in Oz you have no idea what kind of consumer protection exists in this person's state. So yes it is indeed useless clucking. Legal assistance exists that will neither cost the...
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    Re: Advise on being ripped off at Kioti dealer

    Cluck cluck cluck went the chickens...
    So enough victim bashing and dealer bashing. Let's get back to the serious issue at hand....
    The OP has gone radio silent so whatever is happening he isn't...
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    Re: How to Defrost Rear Window

    Another option is to get an aftermarket stick-on element style defroster and wire it into a switch. Unfortunately, they don't go on too well in the cold....the adhesive doesn't like to stick to...
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    Re: CK 20 handle on fender came off today

    Perfect job for your neighbor with the wire feed snot welder. I'll go you one better and tell you to put a backing plate under it, not just a washer.
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    Canopy Re: Smashed Cab Door

    Compressed air. Try a blow gun attachment on your air hose. Wear eye protection. If you can get the door on a workbench, even better. What tractor do you have that has gasketed glass? Mine is one...
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    Re: Water logged DK35 SE

    Yesssss!
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    Re: Water logged DK35 SE

    Oh boy, let's hope that you haven't completely destroyed the engine by running it after hydrolocking. The bore with the bent rod is probably horribly scored and will require boring out to at least...
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    Re: Alive, Dead, Alive

    Huh? Now how on earth did you construe that from what I wrote? Curious. Clearly, my friend, the fuse I mention is not the issue.
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    Re: Alive, Dead, Alive

    Not sayin this is your problem, but another gotcha is the slo-blo fuse in the power tap that goes to the key switch. If that pops you get these exact symptoms (except for the intermittent fault). It...
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    Re: Help downunder

    Then why is your web site Deere green and yellow?
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    Re: Kioti backhoe subframe and mounts

    Sorry mate thats all I have for you. It's nothing particularly high tech. It's 1.5 x 3 inch box tube with a couple cross members welded in for stability. I suppose with a little barnyard engineering...
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    Re: Kioti backhoe subframe and mounts

    Parts diagram is here:
    Backhoe Parts Diagram
    Look like it's fairly reasonably priced at roughly 1200. Can't make it yourself for less than that.
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    Re: CK35 HST shattered piston at 400 hours

    I doubt that the nice folk at Kioti decided to replace the engine out of the kindness of their hearts. They did it because it would have been way cheaper than a lawsuit and the "earned good will" is...
  27. Re: Leaky front swivel seal...again (DK series)

    If it gets any grease clean all with toluene and start over
  28. Leaky front swivel seal...again (DK series)

    Well $80 later the new seal is in on the '06 DK45C. Fortunately I bought this giant snap ring pliers set to take a turbo apart with, so I did have the right tool for the job.
    So to save the next...
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    Re: CK35 HST shattered piston at 400 hours

    Rebuilding is only cost effective if there is not another replacement engine available. It's always better to swap. When an engine blows, bazillions of microscopic particles of metal are distributed...
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    Re: CK35 HST shattered piston at 400 hours

    Can you get the bad piston out so you can run it on 3 cylinders?
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    Re: Hydraulic hose broken

    I used to buy john deere hydraulic but now I get it at Wal Mart in the 5 gallon buckets.
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    Axle housing leaking...again...

    Bleah. Opened the barn to find a huge tidal wave of 90 wt trailing into the center drain hole in the floor and coming from the RF axle. The very same one I repaired three years ago.
    Guess I know...
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    Re: Cleaning Vehicle Carpets?

    Powerwasher
  34. Re: Suggestions for must haves for a new Tractor owner?

    Seat time. Priceless.
    Actually my most used go-to tool is a ten foot length of 3/8 chain. I can skid logs, lift stuff with the bucket, pull stumps, haul cars and trailers around, and a bunch of...
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    Re: Kioti DK45S Engine Side Panels

    The PO of my tractor bent the living bejeezus out of the LH side cover. I had the choice of buying new at about $350 or straightening out the twisted wreckage. If you can't yourself, maybe a body...
  36. Re: Tow hitch off the 3 point linkage counter weight

    The OP lives in Oz.
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    Re: DK Front Axle Oil Change

    My two pennies:
    pop the top off the swivel housing (4 bolts) and fill directly into the axle housing. You have a way bigger hole to hit and it's faster.
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    Re: Is There a Kioti that can lift 2000 lbs ?

    WhuuuT! Lemme tell ya, the manual shift is pretty easy. You push the clutch and move the lever into forward or reverse. Takes no effort at all.
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    Trackhoe base for 3 point BH attachment?

    Forgive me if this has been covered. I have a fine 3 point sub frame detachable backhoe that is great for what it can do on a tractor. I find that there are many instances....mucking ditches in...
  40. Re: Tip of the Day, Protect your hydraulic hoses

    There's also a thread on the forum somewhere that shows how to make spiral wraps from nylon or PEX hose using a home made tool.
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    Re: Rotary Cutter. 6' or 5'

    Well, that pic shows a rather forgiving swath through tall grass. C'mon over to the Eastern Shore an try getting through the Phragmites and salt bush, with a lot of poison ivy thrown in for extra...
  42. Re: Seeking Advice: DK45S Second Remote Install

    Thanks for this. I still have one of these kits in a box waiting for me to get motivated.
  43. Re: DK40se HST w/FEL: Attachments for a new owner?

    I was able to find a Woods RM60 on CL for $100. Other than a small amount of surface rust, it is in great condition. I would say look around for a bargain and don't be afraid of something that works...
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    Re: Rotary Cutter. 6' or 5'

    Honestly, any really thick grass and brush will thoroughly defeat a rotary cutter. They tend to simply whomp the stuff rather than cut it. You will probably have to do several passes if it's truly...
  45. Re: Why won't Kioti load the workshop manuals on line.

    I know they don't exactly speak normal English in Oz, so I have to give some leeway for that, but this whole thread makes absolutely no sense to me. Does the OP want the workshop manuals or the parts...
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    Re: Backhoe sizing

    Hm, well for my money the best stump removal tool is an iPhone. You can get a LOT of stumps out for the same coin as buying the attachment. YMMV
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    Re: Slo Blow 60A fuse woes

    When they blow they spew crud all over the "window", however I used a multimeter to check continuity.

    PS to follow up, they're PAL or Pacific Auto Link socket, which is not readily available in...
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    Slo Blow 60A fuse woes

    Just for your edfification, I spent a good half hour trying to figure out what the problem was. Good power from battery to terminal lug on starter, but no power to ignition switch, lights etc....
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    Re: Backhoe sizing

    Honestly, the backhoe pretty much sucks as a stump remover. Particularly a small one like one that would fit your tractor. Just sayin.
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    Re: Big Torque Wrench

    I don't see Kioti tractors listed among your possessions. Are you saying that the tractor that the wheel nuts came off was a Kioti with 150 lb of torque on the nuts?
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    Re: Big Torque Wrench

    Do you really think your rear wheels are going to go flying off into a ditch if you ""only" have 150 ft lbs on the nuts?
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    Re: Kioti Workshop Manuals

    I guess you all should have bought tractors that cost $4000 more so you could get all the manuals for cheap.
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    Re: Steering wheel position

    Dood, you have hydraulic steering, not linkage steering.
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    Re: Kioti Workshop Manuals

    I bought the actual print manuals from Mr Kioti. Honestly using pdf files when wrenching is next to impossible, whether for tractors or boats or Land Rovers. Printing off the darn things on your...
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    Re: Kioti Workshop Manuals

    Three cheers for internet piracy!
  56. Thread: filter prices

    by o2batsea
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    Re: filter prices

    Branded filters will always cost more because the factories that make them do small runs that require custom mixed paints and graphics. Your standard issue MANN filter from Autozone which costs about...
  57. Thread: filter prices

    by o2batsea
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    Re: filter prices

    Just to put this in perspective, you bought a (not inexpensive) tractor that is propelled by its hydraulic system. Are you sure you want to put the cheapest filter you can find on it?
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    Hive mind query: Tig welder...

    Good deal or run away?
    TIG Welder

    Thanks.
  59. Re: What features or improvements do you wish your Kioti had?

    This question should be coming from Kioti, not their customers
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    Re: Screw drive garden tractor

    You need one of these:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky16Ac7Q7yU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m3X75tfyqQ
  61. Backhoe Re: first time owner, first time operator...i broke it.

    I let the outriggers down.
  62. Backhoe Re: first time owner, first time operator...i broke it.

    OK I'm a doofus, cz I can't figure out why you can't take the BH off even with the hydraulic leaks. From what you are saying it only spews when you hold open the valve with the cylinder at full...
  63. Re: Stupid (read: unexpected) ways to hurt yourself with your tractor.

    With the tractor pulled into the barn, I've walked over the Woods mower prolly 50 times without missing a beat even with my arms full. 'Cept for one time. My feet got tangled in the gauge wheel...
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    Re: Manlift platform from a Woodmaxx pallet

    You're kidding, right?
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    Loader Re: DK 35 FEL Control lever broke!

    Probably just a linkage issue. The mechanism in the joystick is fairly simple. You can get replacements online or thru any tractor store. It's not a Kioti-specific thing.
    If the bucket is doing...
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    Re: Glow Plug Click Click Click

    I seriously doubt that you need the glow plugs at all in 'Bama. My DK45 starts without waiting for the glow plugs in 20 degree weather.
    However, the wonky connections are a concern by itself. It...
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    Re: smell in cab of DK45se

    Pop off the fiberglass roof and enjoy the hours of exploration that await you! Chances are that you have a moisture issue in the HVAC system. Any cracks in the roof?
    Be careful as you remove it,...
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    Re: Second Rear Remote Kit for DK45s

    Um, I have a Kioti DK45 cab tractor. The hydraulic valve for the single rear remote is located roughly under your right hand butt cheek when seated inside. In order to add the second remote, which...
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    Re: Second Rear Remote Kit for DK45s

    Yup I bought one of those kits on Ebay about 5 years ago and still haven't gotten around to installing it. I paid $30 for it cz nobody bid on it.
    Also partially because it means taking a lot of...
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    Re: Dk50 seh ball joint play

    Since when are tie rods boots sold separately?
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    Re: Flat Front Tire on DK45

    A little starting fluid spray inside tire. Stand back and toss a match. PoP! Tire reseated.
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    Re: Front fenders?

    They also have available trailer wheel fenders in ally, steel and plastic that have holes for mounting hardware. Cheap too. Online trailer supply like easternmarine.com have 'em.
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    Re: DK45 crippled in the woods

    Boy I struggled with that lower o -ring seal for hours until I just said f it and sorta just let the weight of the tractor come down on it and BINGO it went right in all by itself. That and the giant...
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    Re: Service Manual

    You mean a place where you can download a digital version? No. Besides, the manuals are such a hoot you really want to own one! Like a nonstop Chinese menu
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    Re: Gear Oil Question

    Multi viscosity oils are rated by their SAE weight at cold and at operating temperature. So an 85w 140 acts like an 85 weight in the cold, and when it gets hot it behaves like a 140.
    You can use...
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    3-Point Hitch Pulsing, jumping lift when cold

    I have noticed lately that when I lift the mower deck or the bush hog or whatever is hooked up to the TPH, it kinda bucks and jumps until things warm up. Anyone else experience this? Not sure it is a...
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    I take the top caps off the axle pivot housing....

    I take the top caps off the axle pivot housing. This gives me a nice big hole to pour oil in. Takes very little time. Caps have a o ring seal, so don't get dirt in there, use a paper towel to clean...
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    Re: Extending pole barn help

    Highballing is how contractors say no thanks.
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    Re: DIY Cab - Finally decided it was time

    At PA Minimum wage of 7.25/Hr that's $1087.50 you should add in as well.
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    Re: Need a source for shop manuals

    Good luck with the Korean English. It's a mind warper.
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    Re: AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    I did a similar repair although the damage on mine was was far worse. The thread for that is here
  82. Thread: 45 vs 50 hp

    by o2batsea
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    The only reason I can think of for going the...

    The only reason I can think of for going the extra hp is to drive implements.
    For instance my DK45c falls just a tad shy of the minimum recommended 50hp needed for this particular boom mower I had...
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    Excellent initiative. Not returning phone calls...

    Excellent initiative. Not returning phone calls is just rude. I hope that isn't an indication of how they treat you in the future.
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    Re: What kind of glue?

    The best thing for two such dissimilar materials would be something like 3M 5200. It is thick like caulk, and will fill gaps as it squeezes down. It sticks like crazy to anything it touches,...
  85. Re: Just trying to get terminology straight here: Remote valves

    Hey Nate I just PM'd you.
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    I don't know about you but I find a wood building...

    I don't know about you but I find a wood building has a better feel to it. The metal buildings are ok but they make funny noises and just kinda creep me out. It's bad enough I have a metal roof on my...
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    Well if it were me, I'd build a form around some...

    Well if it were me, I'd build a form around some rebar and fill it with concrete. One form will do all your posts. No shipping, arrow straight, won't rot burn or blow away. If you need to nail to it...
  88. Thread: Windmill FAIL

    by o2batsea
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    Thanks for all the replies. Yes it's a homebrew...

    Thanks for all the replies. Yes it's a homebrew windmill, a Lenz 2 turbine vertical that works a pair of bellows.
    The glass support pole was just a bit undersized I guess. It was going up fine but...
  89. Thread: Windmill FAIL

    by o2batsea
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    finally got round to putting up the pond aeration...

    finally got round to putting up the pond aeration windmill. It was going pretty well until the thing was about ten feet up. At that point the fiberglass pole I was using for a support gave out and...
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    That it is.

    That it is.
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    Couple things. The front axle is very simple to...

    Couple things. The front axle is very simple to work on and is very robust. It is held together with giant size snap rings. Taking it apart is no big deal, so if you are really curious about what's...
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    Buying Advice It is out of warranty, so that's not really a...

    It is out of warranty, so that's not really a consideration.
    It seems well equipped, not too many hours on it yet. I may not know the market real well, but 19 seems just a little optimistic in this...
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    Water in the bottom of the tank will give you...

    Water in the bottom of the tank will give you similar symptoms
  94. Chipper I don't know squat about your Wallenstein...

    I don't know squat about your Wallenstein chipper, but here is my experience with my Brush Bandit tow behind model 90:
    You have to ride the feed all the time, especially with larger wood so that you...
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    Both mcmaster Carr (www.mcmaster.com) and...

    Both mcmaster Carr (www.mcmaster.com) and defender (www.defender.com) have the lift strut ball studs in stainless steel. In addition if you cannot get the old stud out, there are plate mounted ball...
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    Interesting that you all recommend trading in...

    Interesting that you all recommend trading in your old Kioti for newer models. My local Kioti dealer told me to sell it on my own, cz he wasn't interested in trades.
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    Comparison If the DK55 is a cab model and the DK45 is open, ...

    If the DK55 is a cab model and the DK45 is open, I would pop for the cab one. I also think you won't regret getting more hp for less green.
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    My thing for steel, clean,rusty whatever is a 50...

    My thing for steel, clean,rusty whatever is a 50 50 mix of terp and linseed oil slopped on with a rag.
    Add a dollop of black Rustoleum if you want color.
    For bush hogs plows blades and stuff it's...
  99. Thread: Winch

    by o2batsea
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    You can find ex mil mile marker winches on eBay...

    You can find ex mil mile marker winches on eBay frequently. I just got one for under 200. As long as the solenoids work it's just a bolt on.
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    A "real" stump grinder costs tens of thousands....

    A "real" stump grinder costs tens of thousands. One that goes on a tractor isn't going to cut the mustard, so to speak. Besides, tying up the tractor with a stump grinder may not be the best thing....
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