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  1. Re: Buggy build from KIA Sportage to Shooting/Farm sidebyside

    Awesome build! Love it!
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    Re: New Kubota 5070 finally arrived

    Very nice!
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    Re: Kubota L3130

    Ahhh, the L3130... The little tractor that not only could - but did!

    We have just over 18 acres and can't imagine life around here without our L3130. It's a TANK, a workhouse, and virtually...
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    $99 Lesson - 3pt Hitch Will Not Go Down

    Thought I'd post up my experiences today in an attempt to save someone a service call...

    While drilling holes with the L3130 today, the 3pt hitch brought the Post Hole Digger up out of the hole -...
  5. Re: Middle Buster or Subsoiler for Water Pipe Trenching? Or just rent a trencher??

    I'm about convinced there is nothing the L3130 can't do! It's currently got a Landpride RTR1274 Tiller on the 3-pt and we're tearing up acreage right and left. Just tilled right at 1.5 acres with it...
  6. Re: Middle Buster or Subsoiler for Water Pipe Trenching? Or just rent a trencher??

    Nice work! Thanks for the visual!
  7. Re: Middle Buster or Subsoiler for Water Pipe Trenching? Or just rent a trencher??

    Unfortunately, my water line will have LOTS of "T" joints - one every 13 feet over a total length of 180 feet. Although the "main line" out to the "T" area is much longer with no "T" joints.

    At...
  8. Re: Middle Buster or Subsoiler for Water Pipe Trenching? Or just rent a trencher??

    Good points. The ground is sandy loam where I'm laying pipe and it does tend to refill what you dig. The trench will be inside the "H" brace on the vineyard rows, so the traffic will be crossing at...
  9. Middle Buster or Subsoiler for Water Pipe Trenching? Or just rent a trencher??

    Need to lay some water lines down. I can rent a 35-45HP ride on trencher for about $390 a day, or I could buy a Middle Buster or Subsoiler for less than $200. In the "reviews" section of Tractor...
  10. Re: ... close to getting Kubota M7040 SUHD w/ LA1153 loader. Any reason why not?

    I have an Armstrong AG 8' Disc Harrow that I pull with my M7040 - it doesn't even know it's back there. I also have a root plow - BIG and VERY HEAVY - now that one makes its presence known, but it...
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    Re: Help ID'ing an old tractor from a photo...

    Talked to my mom about the photo and she said my dad had taken it - which makes sense as my sister is 4 years younger than I and she would have been 1 when this photo was shot. So it stands to reason...
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    Re: Help ID'ing an old tractor from a photo...

    Wow! You guys are good - REALLY good. I've pulled up a photo of a restored JD H off the web and can ID many of the same components/lines/tank shapes/etc from my picture to the web shot. Thanks for...
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    Help ID'ing an old tractor from a photo...

    I know three things about this photo - and that's all I know...

    1) That's me with my hands on the wheel.
    2) The photo was taken in April 1961.
    3) it ain't a Kubota... :laughing:

    Heck - I have...
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    Re: 200 mph Corvette

    My garage has had both Corvettes and Kubotas at the same time. Alas I traded my 2009 Corvette in on the 2012 RAM 3500, but I still miss that car! Awesome video for a bunch of reasons, most notable is...
  15. Thread: Over 50 ?

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    Re: Over 50 ?

    Bought a brand spanking new M7040 with FEL just over a year ago. Swapped out the bucket with forks the second week - never even used the bucket. That "new" bucket is still sitting in the yard...
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    Re: King Kutter tiller

    Replacing both discs is a given, if one is glazed the other has to be bad as well even if it looks ok. The discs are inexpensive enough that I'd suggest getting two sets. I broke one of my new ones...
  17. Re: Rotary Tiller Min/Max HP vs our Kubota L3130 and M7040

    Thanks. This was the original thread I started last night, but after over 100 views and no comments I decided to post in the Kubota forum this morning as well. I tried to delete this thread, but...
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    Re: Matching PTO HP to an Attachment

    In this case the tiller I'm looking at has a slip clutch - which I should have mentioned at the start. This might be my biggest worry as I ran a 5' SQ600 Bush Hog shredder on the M7040 and toasted...
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    Matching PTO HP to an Attachment

    What are the consequences of having too much PTO HP for a given attachment?

    I'm looking for a medium duty rotary tiller and the min/max ratings are in-between my available tractors PTO HP...
  20. Rotary Tiller Min/Max HP vs our Kubota L3130 and M7040

    Looking at the purchase of a Muratori MZ6 185 Rotary Tiller. It's listed as "medium duty" and at 74" wide it will cover the tracks of both our L3130 and M7040. The literature on this model rotary...
  21. Re: First tractor purchase - looking at L4400 or MX500 for vineyard maintenance and m

    Welcome to the board...

    If the biggest mistake you make in this "project" is buying the Silverado, then you'll do fine.

    I think you've already come to grips with most of what I'm going to...
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    Re: Look What Showed Up Today...

    You'll find a million and one uses for the pallet forks. I took my bucket off the week they delivered my M7040 and replaced it with forks... The poor bucket hasn't been back on - it's just sitting in...
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    Re: B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    Final Update - The ZD326S is on the farm!

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    Gonna be a learning curve associated with this one. I've never driven a zero turn before - which made backing this one off the trailer an...
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    Re: B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    What a difference a week makes...

    Was in Brenham over the weekend with the misses and spotted a Kubota dealer, so I stopped in to look at the B2320. While I had priced the tractor online and had...
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    Re: B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    If a 60" RFM is the most I can pull with the B2320, then I'll probably just stick with the 60" MMM.

    R4 vs Turf... Lots of considerations. No FEL on this tractor - I absolutely HATE mowing with a...
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    Re: B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    OK - ya'll sold me on HST. Now on to the "mower" and tires...

    I had originally planned on going with a 60" MMM, but now I'm second guessing myself here as well. Should I be looking at a RFM...
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    Re: B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    No doubt! The reference to the vineyard was more to the finished "guest" areas of the property - not for the vineyard itself. The actual vineyard is cut with the shredder using the M7040 - that way I...
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    Re: B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    That was never the question. My L3130 has HST and it's flawless. The cost difference was the question - if it was worth the extra for a situation in which I would not be shifting that much to begin...
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    Re: B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    Oh I'm 100% positive the interest is hidden in the pricing, but I've got a good dealer who generally offers an excellent discount from MSRP. "Free" money is an oxymoron anyway - ain't nuthin' free......
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    Re: B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    I looked HARD at Zero Turns, but came to the conclusion the B2320 could do more than just mow - as such it would have other uses around the farm. We plan on shrinking the "yard" around the house and...
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    Re: B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    My thoughts on this were two fold. First - my L3130 weighs quite a bit more than the B series. Right now we only have native grass in the yard so it's not - by any stretch of the imagination -...
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    Re: Look What Showed Up Today...

    Beautiful! Love a new tractor! I had no idea the M6040 had a CAB option. I thought I recalled looking at one when I bought my M7040 a year ago, but the option wasn't available so I went to the next...
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    Re: B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    If I recall from my search on this topic before I posted, JOHNTHOMAS is the legendary trade king of the Kubota world. :laughing: And that's that. Your experience was exactly what I was look for - a...
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    Re: B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    Yikes! I missed that while doing my research. That does make a difference...
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    B2320 Gear vs HST for Mowing

    Looking to pull the trigger on a mower this week. We have a home on just under 19 acres. The back half of the property is still "untamed" and will likely remain so for awhile. The front half has a 5+...
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    Re: another thread about pallet forks

    I bought the forks for mine a week or so after I bought the tractor. Took the bucket off, put the forks on, and the bucket has never returned. It sure is a pretty orange though... too bad it'll...
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    Re: Kubota tractors at work

    Taking a break on the M7040 while putting the deer fence up for the "garden"...

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    Re: another thread about pallet forks

    Go BIGGER. I have a set of forks on my M7040 that I am now convinced I could never live without. That said, I have been known to move a banded stack of fence posts (5"x8' - I think there are 50 in a...
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    Posthole Digger Re: Need help with PHD decision

    I have the 6900HD from EA. However I have nothing else to compare it to, so my "dislikes" may exist in any other PHD out there...

    The good: It digs holes. What else can I say, it's a post hole...
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    Re: Advise on Old Barn

    Ah Ha! So the barn fell when no one was around and it didn't make a sound... :p

    I'm with the others who say keep it. I wish I had one on my property right now that I could scrap out. We built a...
  41. Re: To Tube or Slime? (Leaking Front Tire on B3200)

    Not to be argumentative, but $65 for labor to install a tube in a tractor tire seems VERY reasonable to me. I charge $125 an hour to repair computers and I don't even get dirty. Not to mention I...
  42. Re: Weather Stations? Anyone have one on the farm?

    EDIT: And now I see that the WXforum was referred to in THIS thread by B7510HSD - my apologies for not seeing that earlier! I had incorrectly assumed the 2 links you were showing were sites where I...
  43. Re: Weather Stations? Anyone have one on the farm?

    Thanks for the replies. I did an advanced search and found one of the previous threads - which directed me to the WXforum.net... Going to scope out the recommendations over there.
  44. Weather Stations? Anyone have one on the farm?

    I'm interested in putting a weather station up and wanted to know what you're using. Reviews would be appreciated - good or bad. I'm most interested in one that can do soil and leaf mosture as well...
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    Re: Enclosed Trailer flooring question.

    I used e-track on my 6x12 enclosed trailer as well. As with AndersonFarm, I just used screws to attach. I also installed two Condor Chocks for the motorcycles. Those were bolted to the floor with the...
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    Re: Buyer's Remorse - Should Have Bought Green

    My L3130 did this once, but only AFTER 8 years of trouble free starting. I thought I remembered finding a reference to the issue in the manual though, so I didn't have much of an issue in figuring...
  47. Re: Well that's a Horse(fly) of a different color.. Are White trucks a no-no on the f

    Positive, they're all over it anytime I go out.

    See quote below...
    I don't mind the truck being dirty - after all - it IS a work truck. But I traded a pristine Corvette in on this truck and I...
  48. Well that's a Horse(fly) of a different color.. Are White trucks a no-no on the farm?

    So... Bought a new truck in January of this year. It's a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Dual Cab Dually 4x4 with the 8 foot bed. LOVE the truck, except for one itsy bitsy detail - it's white.

    Now, don't get...
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    Re: M7040HD-1 Satisfaction?

    Got it - love it. Not much more to say. I also looked at the JD 5075E and came darn close to buying it. The dealer was even significantly closer (17 miles verses 85 miles), but in the end I just...
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    Re: Time to Sell Tractor?

    Love my L3130 - it's been a real workhorse. I realize that's not what you asked about, but our L3130 does fine with the FEL. It can be a bit rough/bumpy going across the pasture, but you'd find this...
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    Re: 9960 delivery

    Sweet! I managed to keep our first tractor when I bought the new one earlier this year. So glad I did! Even thinking about adding a third to the barn next year.
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    Re: Liquid Fertilizer Questions?? Tillage...

    I just like to say "shred the Woolly"... :laughing:

    I had to look the weed up to find out what it was actually called so I could figure out what to do about it. Now I know more about the Woolly...
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    Re: Liquid Fertilizer Questions?? Tillage...

    New tractor is GREAT! But it did tear the heck out of the Bush Hog SQ600. Gonna need a bit more heavy duty rotary cutter for the M7040! It loves to pull the 8' disc though - and did a pretty fair job...
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    Re: Liquid Fertilizer Questions?? Tillage...

    Here's a shot of the liquid fertilizer truck...

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    Re: Liquid Fertilizer Questions?? Tillage...

    I like the big 8' disc harrow I've got. Once the site was plowed and then I ran the disc it looked like I had used a tiller - nice and fluffy. Actually, a little too fluffly - I ran it too deep the...
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    Re: Liquid Fertilizer Questions?? Tillage...

    The Crimson Clover "fact sheet" from the USDA says to not apply additional Nitrogen UNLESS the soil site is degraded. Mine is, so I "think" I'll be OK on the clover. But I'll wait until after the...
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    Re: Liquid Fertilizer Questions?? Tillage...

    Thanks Dave! The soil report I had done was specific to my soil and the grapes I wanted to grow. I had Texas A&M run the test and then make recommendations for Blanc Du Bois and Black Spanish. As...
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    Re: Liquid Fertilizer Questions?? Tillage...

    Yep - I found that out the hard way! LOL!
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    Re: Liquid Fertilizer Questions?? Tillage...

    @ Dave - Thanks for the article! I've saved it and will study it in depth. I'm hopeful that by doing the whole vineyard/pasture area that I'll also get some bang for the buck with the native grasses...
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    Re: Liquid Fertilizer Questions?? Tillage...

    The liquid fertilizer is being mixed by the local Simplot dealer to fit recommendations from an A&M soil test I had done. The Simplot dealer will be applying it as well. At $75 for the application...
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    Re: Liquid Fertilizer Questions?? Tillage...

    Application is for a late planting of grape vines. Due to issues at the nursery, the vines are not being delivered until the first week in October. They have been growing all summer at the nursery...
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    Liquid Fertilizer Questions?? Tillage...

    How long AFTER the application of a liquid fetilizer can the pasture be tilled (disc harrow)? Is there a "rust" issue for the disc harrow if done too soon? Is it better to disc BEFORE the...
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    Re: Shredding the Woolly...

    Final update: We're shredding the Woolly!

    Turned out to be a multitude of issues. To start with I didn't tighten the bolts on the slip clutch enough or didn't check them soon enough afterwards....
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    Re: Disk for 70 hp Kubota

    That's a beautiful field! Cultipacker eh? I'll have to look into getting one of those...

    As for the original question, I have the Armstrong Ag 8' Disc on my M7040 - also pulling in sandy loam. The...
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    Re: Shredding the Woolly...

    Update...

    Decided to replace the blades. I had already bought new blades so I soaked the nuts with penetrating oil and waited a hour or so, then tried to break the nuts loose using a pipe for...
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    Re: Shredding the Woolly...

    And that's my first thought as well, but I ran down a small Huisache tree/bush and it took it out with zero issues - shredded that puppy into kindling. So why won't it shred the woolly? Seems to me...
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    Re: Shredding the Woolly...

    Same thing. Backing up has no effect other than getting one additional pass in. If the first pass is in reverse, then it does the same thing as driving forward.

    Also tried various heights on the...
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    Shredding the Woolly...

    Croton Capitatus... AKA Woolly Corton, Dove Weed, Hogwort... Got a pasture full of the stuff. Tried shredding it but it just lays over and pops back up after I make a pass. Have to run the same row 2...
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    Re: SQ600 -Can I run heavier blades?

    The parts manual for the SQ600 shows both the 36BH and the 7555BH blades. The exploded view drawing has them listed together under the same number reference with the 7555BH having the following...
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    Re: SQ600 -Can I run heavier blades?

    Messick's shows the 7555BH (new part number) at $34.25. Looks like this is the "up lift" blade. They show 3 times the stock on this blade as they did the 36BH I ordered. Probably a good "upgrade". So...
  71. Re: What is that smell??? ...or why my Bush Hog caught fire...

    You know, that's an EXCELLENT suggestion - and I'm a bit embarrassed I didn't think of it myself! While I would not have used it in this instance, it's VERY easy to see where this could have gotten...
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    Re: SQ600 -Can I run heavier blades?

    The blade for the SQ600 is part number 36BH and they run $29.21 from Messicks - I know this because I just bought two yetserday and the order is sitting here at my desk. Are the one's on CL...
  73. Re: What is that smell??? ...or why my Bush Hog caught fire...

    Sounds reasonable Jim. The unit does not have nylock nuts and I'm pretty sure the nuts on there are rusted tight. The hitch pin that held the slip clutch cover was rusted and broke when I tried to...
  74. Re: What is that smell??? ...or why my Bush Hog caught fire...

    Everything turns freely, no obvious issues, nothing binding, blades spun when PTO was engaged, just don't cut. As to why it was slipping so much... oh, I don't know... could be that it had never been...
  75. What is that smell??? ...or why my Bush Hog caught fire...

    Ran the shredder for the first time this year. Noticed it didn't seem to be cutting very well, but I needed to knock out some overgrowth before I hit the field with the disc, so I kept going. There...
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    Re: Yes I did go all Kubota Macgyver on them!

    I once took out a small yellow jacket nest with a shotgun... Missed the first time, but got them all with the second shot...
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    Re: Who wears seat belts

    While I can't say I've "never" drove without the seatbelt, it's still a pretty rare occurance. For me, it's pretty much always on.
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    Re: Should I buy?

    It's all fun until the heat sets in - then it's work! Of course that's what CAB's are for! Personally speaking - I love to drive the tractor and work the fields - and - given the two options...
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    Re: Kubota Grand L series

    Ain't that the truth! I'd suggest determining the PTO HP you need and then going at least one size bigger. When I bought my first tractor I spent so much time trying to figure out the minimum I could...
  80. Re: Towing an F350 dually with a little tractor

    meh... I'm not impressed. Now if he had MOWED while he was pulling... well now, THAT would have been impressive!
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    Re: I got it made, " IN THE SHADE "

    Sweet! Nice job.
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    Re: New 5083e, 553, and MX10 delivered!

    If it's a scuff, try polishing compound.
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    Re: Building A Home Car Wash

    Tractor Supply has the barn door hinges, the aluminum angles - beats me... I like the general idea though. It doesn't appear the angles need to be made from aluminum as the idea is to just hold the...
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    Re: New 5083e, 553, and MX10 delivered!

    What I found on my M7040 CAB is that the squeeze room on the right side is WAY to narrow for my "heft", but I do open the door a lot. Makes it easy to access the key, the control stick for the FEL...
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    Re: New 5083e, 553, and MX10 delivered!

    I came soooo cose to buying a 5083E in January, but went with your "other" choice instead. ;) Congrats on the new tractor! Enjoy!
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    Re: What have you pulled out of a tire?

    A spoon...

    No lie - went through the sidewall and ruined the tire...
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    Re: When is BIG no longer better...

    Wow! If those are before and after pics, then you need to buy the crew a brew! Well done!
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    Re: When is BIG no longer better...

    Not 100% positive it was a good trade, but it certainly was an interesting transition! truth be told, I hardly ever drove the 'vette - but I did enjoy owning it. This was my 4th vette and the 2nd new...
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    Re: When is BIG no longer better...

    OK, you got me! :laughing:
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    Re: When is BIG no longer better...

    That's a great shot and a really nice looking setup!

    Here's what I traded in on my RAM 3500 Crew Cab DRW with 8 foot bed...
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    Re: When is BIG no longer better...

    I had to use a 6 ft ladder to do the hood. I can reach "most" of the top from the bed, but the flies evidently don't care to fly to the "top stall" - wasn't much in the way of dodo up there. I still...
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    When is BIG no longer better...

    It's a retorical question silly...

    However, I just spent two LONG afternoons going through THREE bottles of Turtle Wax Bug & Tar remover - all to clean a couple weeks of fly dodo off the new RAM...
  93. Re: Tractor turning radius while mowing the yard, how big a deal is that?

    Each end of my vineyard has a forty foot set back to allow for turning... :cool:

    I can get by with a bit less, but I'm not planning on always being the one in the driver's seat.
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    Re: Trellis Design (Blackberries)

    Not trying to be argumentative, but I do not believe your assumptions are correct. The links I have posted below took me all of 5 seconds to find via Google. Both suggest the trellis system for...
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    Re: First Tractor Arrives Today

    My wife now calls the L3130 "her tractor"... :D

    It's great when the wives take an interest. Makes buying additional impliments so much easier... :thumbsup:
  96. Re: Did YOU eat a healthy breakfast this morning?

    This mornings breakfast??

    Three biscuits and a good sized chunk of venison... ummmm ummmm GOOD! :D
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    Re: My Windmill Hobby

    Very nice!
  98. Re: Did YOU eat a healthy breakfast this morning?

    Let's see...

    One egg over hard, hash browns, chicken fried steak, gravy, toast, and two cups of coffee...

    Yep - pretty healthy if you ask me! Only food group missing was chocolate!
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    Re: First Tractor Arrives Today

    Too shiny... needs dirt! :D Happy Birthday!
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    Re: Trellis Design (Blackberries)

    Yes. If I recall, the maximum length on trellis wire without support is generally considered to be 30 feet. If this was wire for a fence to keep livestock in (or out), then you could go much further....
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