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    Re: Why do hyperlinks drop zeros?

    Whats a URI?
    If you mean URL - if I drop the full URL from Amazon it performs the same as the link tool.
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    Why do hyperlinks drop zeros?

    I link to a lot of "stuff".

    For example this generator:
    Link plain dropping the https - //www.amazon.com/DuroMax-XP10000EH-Starting-Portable-Generator/dp/B00LT8S7IY
    Link using the link tool...
  3. Price Check Re: 2012 Kubota BX2660 MMM FEL & Canopy w/ ~200hours for $13K?

    What year, how many hours, pristine or well worn? And what brand(s) on the attachments?

    THEN - is is really what you need?

    A quick CL check with search tempest shows that the going SCAM price...
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    Re: Portable Generators

    We've had good luck with the DuroMax 10000Watt which often sells for < $700.
    Sodo had a thread on it in Welding about a year ago.

    If you can get three for the price of the ones you mentioned you...
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    Re: Off-roading term escapes me.

    centered is the something
  6. Thread: winch mount

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    Re: winch mount

    Thanks for the writeup.

    I've the HF model for my 12K HF winch. Only used it once to test it.
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    Re: Started rebuilding my shop!

    Got to be the weekly record for a zombie thread revival by a newbie :)
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I also am a fan of their bright orange dead blows. Like many of my HF tools I've several (6?) and occasionally they all get together :) but usually they are spread out between several shops and...
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    Re: Pool deck, build or buy/move?

    I can't afford composite decking but about 10 years ago managed to buy enough of the decking I needed for a 12'x8' platform for about half again what the PT price was. It's lasted outside in...
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    Re: Long-estranged sibling just passed away...

    Those of you who preplan your last move do a great service for those of us left.

    My loving wife and I have been separated since mid-April because of the death of her uncle in Mississippi at age...
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    Re: Generator advice for welder

    Propane for me skips the hassle of smuggling in alcohol free gasoline.
    One of the guys on Amazon indicated he was burning about a gallon an hour running at a fairly full load.
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    Re: Generator advice for welder

    What is it with the link generator dropping zeros? That should be Amazon.com: DuroMax XP1EH, 8000 Running Watts/10000 Starting Watts, Dual Fuel Powered Portable Generator: Patio, Lawn & Garden
    ...
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    Re: Truck ton ratings....

    And for real confusion:
    Which weighs more - an ounce of gold or an ounce of feathers? Gold - 480 grains versus 437.5 grains
    Which weighs more - a pound of gold or a pound of feathers? Feathers -...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Hydraulic fluid change

    Trust but verify. A Used Oil Analysis is usually a lot cheaper than 7 gallons of hydro fluid.
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    Re: Won't Go Into 4 Wheel Drive!

    Check out the entire path from where you put your hand on the gear selector to where the mechanism enters the engine.

    My B7610 started getting difficult to shift range. Found there was a place...
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    Re: Gasoline Prices Going Down?

    Don't believe the news without studying.
    475051
    From gasbuddy.

    Prices were lowest in February.
  17. Re: Looking for suggestions for use of retired fire hoses

    Thanks Steve, based on your avatar and user name it looks like you might know what you are writing about. What would I call them? Just fire hose couplings or is there a better more specific term?
    ...
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    Re: Electric Fencing

    You've got three things to deal with - goats, fence, sun

    Recently I had a thread on it. The fencing I found is Electric Fence and Netting for Goats - Premier1Supplies and is specifcally designed...
  19. Thread: Towing HEAVY

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    Re: Towing HEAVY

    Fords claiming 31.2K 2016 Ford Super Duty | View Towing Specifications | Ford.com
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    The clerks at the HF's I frequent often have a 20% coupon under the counter they will offer you if you don't have your own.
  21. Looking for suggestions for use of retired fire hoses

    First of all - I don't have a boat dock or loading dock.

    I've been wanting to get some fire hose to make chain and strap protectors for when I trailer stuff, there goes maybe 5 or 10 feet.

    I'm...
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    Re: A backup camera for $50!!!!!!!!!!!

    At least we know there will never be a software problem:sarcastic:
  23. Re: Pickup bed 2 ton unloaders - Loadhandler, HF, ???

    And here's a pic showing how we use a 20+ year old plastic slide as a chute for directing the gravel. This made it SOOO easy. My son would crank the handle, fill the slide, I'd lift up one end of...
  24. Thread: Fuel additives

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    Re: Fuel additives

    A couple of random but pertinent points -

    VW had a policy of absolutely no additives on their Common Rail engines, until after a few years of imploding High Pressure Fuel Pumps that they finally...
  25. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    Re: Poison Ivy

    Careful petting the goat!
  26. Re: Just Want Something to Tow a Cooler and Some Fishing Gear

    Based on your description of the condition I'd go with strapping stuff into the FEL (or a carryall or pallet on the 3 point) then take MossRoads suggestion of PVC pipe but downsized.
    I'd use a...
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    Fluid Film on sale

    For those of us addicted to Fluid Film it's on a sale:
  28. Thread: Fuel additives

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    Re: Fuel additives

    Newbury got his info from many sources. European diesel has a scar rating under 460, sometimes even 400. US fuel allows 520 micron wear scar with the HFRR fuel test, but the maximum wear allowed by...
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    Re: Put those ROPS lights on inside

    I like fried spam.
    Darned Monty Python.
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    Re: F250 6.2L MPG??

    Do you just drive your pleasure truck around in Boston or do you do much interstate?

    I've been to Boston a lot. It was always stop stop stop go stop stop stop go.
    I found similar w/ my 7.3's...
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    Re: Put those ROPS lights on inside

    Beside the prior message being a "WTF?"

    Mount lights on strong magnets and make them moveable.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Just another praise post for that unloader, especially at $30.
  33. Re: Pickup bed 2 ton unloaders - Loadhandler, HF, ???

    Well it took a week but it works GREAT.

    How I did it -
    Since I have a dually with a full 8' bed with rough bed liner AND rails for my removables ( a 5th wheel hitch, a gooseneck hitch and...
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    Re: 4WD selector seized to Gear selector!

    Have you even talked to the dealer? He might have some suggestions.
  35. Thread: Fuel additives

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    Re: Fuel additives

    Check what you are running for a fuel pump. Many of the newer diesels (in VW's and 1 ton trucks) were using Bosch which were designed for LSD, and European diesel, not USA ULSD. They have had a lot...
  36. Thread: shop ceiling

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    Re: shop ceiling

    What's the purpose of the ceiling?
    How high is the ceiling?
    How big is the shop?

    I've got 4 "shops" in Northeast Mississippi...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Hang in there Ed, our thoughts are with you.
    Keep us posted.
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    Re: Too much work for a compact tractor?

    Just bringing this up because Amazon has a Flir camera on sale for $180 as a DOD.
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    I agree.
    I've two 7.3 350's an '88 E350 and an '02 F350 dually. My BIL owns an older GM dually and an '07 Ram diesel. His vehicles ride smooth without a load. I need about a ton in my 350's for...
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    Re: What size wood stove?

    Soapstone = "soft heat"? What the HE$$ is "soft heat"?

    Soapstone does not put the heat out quickly like a thin skinned metal stove. Rather you warm up a mass of stone and it holds the heat for a...
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    Re: To Compact & Too Large Deere 455

    Either get her to put on weight :) or hang some weight on the seat. A couple of diving belt weights might do.
  42. Re: Looking for manual fuel transfer system for 5gal fuel can

    What's wrong with a suitable length of transparent tubing?
    Just do a search on Amazon for "plastic tubing fuel transfer"
    You can get fancy with "shaker siphons" for $10 to $15 or just by plain...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    Have you looked at the Transport? You can get a dually diesel :)



    Why do people spend so much time worrying about how often to change the oil? Trust but verify. Do a used oil analysis and...
  44. Thread: L3560 loaders?

    by newbury
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    Re: L3560 loaders?

    First of all how do you know the real world performance of your LA524 is 1131lbs?

    The reason I ask is that there have been many reports on TBN of Kubota's being set from the dealer with the...
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    Re: Saw Guru's Please Advise.

    As Coby pointed out make sure you are providing enough oil to the bar.

    Stihl, perhaps in response to EPA or whatever became really stingy with oil and I think they "tune" their oilers for THEIR...
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    Re: Saw Guru's Please Advise.

    But IF you are going to be bucking or CSM'ing wood that size often you might want to step up to a bigger saw.

    I paid $450 for this Stihl 120cc setup:...
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    Re: Saw Guru's Please Advise.

    IF you keep the chain REAL sharp you can probably go with a 32" and MAYBE a 36".

    I started out Chain Saw Milling with a John Deere CS 62cc and a 28" bar milling 20" trees. CSM is tough on a saw...
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    Re: Clever trailer invention

    And you could probably mount a bale spear in it and take up jousting. :)
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    Re: Too much work for a compact tractor?

    Amazon.com: PowerLead Inthe PL-838 Non-contact Digital Infrared Thermometer(Yellow/Black): Patio, Lawn & Garden $16.

    The IR cameras I found were a lot more expensive Why Your Smartphone Needs an...
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    Re: Best deal on Quick attach

    Check with your Kubota dealer. I added a SSQA last year and the genuine Kubota part was a lot less expensive than the aftermarket. It was less than $450[/QUOTE]

    From my dealer in Fredricksburg, VA...
  51. Thread: shop vise

    by newbury
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    Re: shop vise

    You should have told him when he first offered it "Great, you owe me $60, i'll only owe you $40"

    DEFINITELY scarf all the tubes up.
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    Re: Clever trailer invention

    For moving my 12K rated equipment trailer UNLOADED (weight 2,000 lbs plus) around ON LEVEL ASPHALT AND CONCRETE SURFACES I've used the HF $60 mover. I have not tried it with any load on the trailer...
  53. Re: Pickup bed 2 ton unloaders - Loadhandler, HF, ???

    I really appreciate that Taylor, but right now the gravel and mulch I'm moving is 900 miles away near DC.
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    Re: Anyone here dealing with depression

    Hang in there Taylor.

    Unless things have changed greatly you've got plenty of "stuff" you can do. Some people need to get social when they are down, some just need time to reflect how good they...
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    Re: Clever trailer invention

    I kept looking for the "truck" they were going to hook up to :)
    With a 500lb limit it doesn't do much.
  56. Re: Pickup bed 2 ton unloaders - Loadhandler, HF, ???

    I went ahead and got the Harbor Freight 2,000 lb rated one. $30 plus tax.
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    Re: Retiling Shower Floor

    You left out the part that since the plumbing is old it needs to be replaced.
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    Re: PTO Shaft - OK if I'm 3/4" short?

    Don't forget to check the length with the attachment well below the horizontal if there is any chance this will occur in real life.
  59. Pickup bed 2 ton unloaders - Loadhandler, HF, ???

    Need to be able to unload 2 tons of "stuff" like gravel, mulch etc. from my dually bed.

    Mostly I've been using my son but he won't be in Mississippi.

    Several good but old threads I found - ...
  60. Thread: The duh moment

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    Re: The duh moment

    I did that for the rears ON PURPOSE.
  61. Thread: The duh moment

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    Re: The duh moment

    I had a photographic memory when I was younger. I could look up the pages of a textbook in my mind during a test and consequently got almost straight A's.
    However in my 20's I started to run out of...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    I only brought it up because people get picked out due to totally innocent actions and it's happened to me.
    I'll bring up 3 instances that I think and hope are safe to write about.

    Early in my...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Did you figure out how to chain your tractor down?
    From elsewhere on TBN:

    Do you think you can remember?





    Or do you just have to troll this thread and dump on Harbor Freight?
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    Re: What to buy big vs small?

    Although the L35/L48 doesn't show up - if it's price competitive I'd vote for that.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    C'mon Drew, be careful.
    XKeyscore and Prism pick up on stuff like that and a new hire operative might start an investigation.
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    Re: Binders and chains

    My tractors ARE my 4WD rec vehicles!!
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Condolences buckeye. Remember the good times. Love the ones still with you.
  68. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    Re: Poison Ivy

    I still remember Senior year (1969) in high school in Vermont. There were VERY few places with active poison oak or poison ivy, it was essentially the end of it's range back then. I'm surprised you...
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    Backhoe Re: Video: How deep can you dig?

    Sorry, for some reason the links didn't show up on my browser until after I rebooted.
    I hope you did notice the emoji
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    Backhoe Re: Video: How deep can you dig?

    C'mon - That is an almost blatant advertisement for what looks like a pretty good product.
    You should be reported for not providing some direct links and approximate prices :)

    For example - about...
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    Buying Advice Re: Online sources to buy parts from

    Read this thread as a warning.

    I've dealt with Agrisupply with good results.
  72. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    Re: Poison Ivy

    TMI, we don't need to read about your underwear :)



    Why did you even bother touching it at this time of year? A good heavy dose or two of a woody brush killer would kill it and then you could...
  73. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    Re: Poison Ivy

    My BIG problem the first time I got it was that I scratched my privates before I knew I had it. Sometimes swelling is NOT good.



    That sounds like the info I got from the mfg of what I took in...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I just bought an 8K window unit from Staples for $110, exactly for that purpose, should have got 3. An 8k mini-split would be better but they go for a lot more $$.

    But for those of you worried...
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    Re: How do I know a tractor's limits?

    Or when other parts of your body warn of danger.
    The one "danger" area is determining the maximum slope you can traverse before the tractor lifts a tire and tips over.
    Happened to me the first time...
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    Re: TBN Performance Issues

    nope.
  77. Re: VW Clean diesels.... how did they get them so clean?

    And then project a movie in front of it and pretend your driving!!
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    Re: Another "smoothing lawn thread"

    Is a logs a fat fingered lpgs?

    I'm used to dragging a 4x4x10 over fine soil to "even" it out and set seed, so I could see dragging a log, which would be easier to build than an lpgs.
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    Re: Real Data needed on commuter vehicles

    Plus for a relatively small investment in an inverter and wiring sundries a handy DIY person can use the Prius as a very reliable 3 KW emergency standby generator.
    Or you can buy an assembled kit...
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    Re: Water Heater - Paper Towel Test (Sears Rant)

    I've just recently made two purchases from Sears. They had been, up to about 10 years ago, one of my first stops for tools etc. The local store was usually packed on weekends and busy all weekdays....
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    Re: Real Data needed on commuter vehicles

    We have a Honda Civic hybrid, 2004. Honda Fit, 2006, VW JSW TDI, 2009, Hyundai Elantra 2011(?)

    The Civic is on it's second battery, has an emissions warning light on but still gets 40MPG.
    The...
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    Re: How do I know a tractor's limits?

    Ease into it until you break something inexpensive, like shear pins, chains, or blow a seal on a cylinder.

    Try not to damage the PTO or the pump. If the pump squeals, back off.
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    Re: Carter Lumber Pole Building kit info

    A little late to this thread but - OP - did you check 84 lumber?
    I was pricing for building a 20x12 shed and their "kit" was basically just a good list of materials which they generated at some HQ...
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    Re: Anyone using goats for clearing underbrush?

    What do you do for fencing?
  85. Thread: PTO Generator

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    Re: PTO Generator

    So bare minimum or 2KW/HP? Which is "just fine"?
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    Re: HEMI Under Glass.....

    Roll me another one.
  87. Thread: PTO Generator

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    Re: PTO Generator

    Is the primary purpose of the PTO generator to backup the solar in case of no output from solar? Will it be feeding into an electric storage module (battery bank etc.)? How many KW are your solar...
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    Re: Best mini-spit heat pump?

    I just bought a new 8K window a/c unit for $110 from Staples. Quick lookup on the web indicates a cool only mini-split about that size would be about $1,000 or more plus installation.

    What makes...
  89. Thread: Night shots!?!

    by newbury
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    Re: Night shots!?!

    Thread title made me think of night shots of Glenlivet.
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    Re: Water Heater - Paper Towel Test (Sears Rant)

    Yes mam, I'll be back in a few minutes. Wander around store, call back, tell her where the fictional paper towel showed the leak.

    NO NO NO - She has a checklist to go through, she is probably...
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    Re: Learned Stuff About PTO Shafts Today

    Customer service like that should be reported and supported!

    Give us a link or phone number please.
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    Re: Ranch/homested powered tamper for posts?

    Actually reading the evolution of a tool is very helpful. It's better to learn from the experience of others.
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    Re: Aren't you glad chainsaws were invented?

    I gave each of my boys the "opportunity" to help me cut up trees with a typical dual handle crosscut saw and a single handle. I was handed them down from my Grandfather, who taught me to saw. They...
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    Re: Anyone using goats for clearing underbrush?

    I think those are trees in Africa. Where goats may be used as money. And money grows on trees :)
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    Re: Anyone using goats for clearing underbrush?

    That wouldn't bother me, I'm up before the dawn usually anyways.


    AHH! an actual user!

    Before reading about that fencing I had planned on shuffling gates and other fencing around if I were to...
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    Re: How much oil should my truck use?

    Like I wrote earlier, trust but verify.

    I had a '67 Plymouth Valiant 6 cylinder which I drove from Maine to the West coast the summer of 1974. Starting out I got 150 miles or better to the QUART....
  97. Thread: Box blade

    by newbury
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    Re: Box blade

    I think it's a joke that people think "tractors should come with [fill in with what YOU want]".

    A tractor is basically an engine with wheels designed to pull stuff. Just as many of us wouldn't...
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    Dirt Moving Re: Ploughing with a compact tractor

    One of the first things you need to do is determine what the topsoil is.

    If you've got nice thick marine clay it won't plow as fast as or easy as friable sandy loam.

    Then add in a fudge factor...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Drew build an above ground "root cellar".
    Or buy something like Survive-a-Storm Shelters Panelized 4x6 Above Ground Tornado Safe Room - Survive-a-Storm Shelters

    Pour a thick pad and put it at 3...
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    Re: Anyone using goats for clearing underbrush?

    That's about what I'm thinking of doing. However the fence I linked to is electric netting and reports indicate the goats stay OFF the fences.
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