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    Re: My Working Gloves Suck !

    I have one pair of Geier elkskin 421's that are my primary glove for riding motorcycle. Geier Glove Co - located in Centralia, WA, makes these gloves for Aerostich. They are not a cheap glove -...
  2. Thread: Garage Wiring

    by oosik
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    Re: Garage Wiring

    When I built my small shed - 12x16 - and ran the wiring my only concern was - higher or lower than 36 inches. "Normal" shelf/counter top height is 36 inches. I went over 36" so my outlets will be...
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    Re: How dangerous is YOUR PTO?

    I've never had to replace the plastic shield/cover. I bought an entire new shaft when I got the new tractor & I think it was around $300. I would seriously look into plastic drain pipe etc prior...
  4. Thread: Land leveler

    by oosik
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    Rear Blade Re: Land leveler

    I pull a Land Pride GS2584 on my mile long driveway with my 60 hp Kubota. And yes, heavier is better for at least two reasons: 1) usually heavier means stronger and 2) heavier will stay down and...
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    Re: Yup... It's that time of year!

    orezok,
    That pic is beyond scary. Last year, for the first time in 30 years living here we had to deal with a wildfire. As I witnessed the fire moving towards my property I realized how truly...
  6. Thread: Chigger Season

    by oosik
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    Re: Chigger Season

    I experienced chiggers when visiting in Omaha. Found out why I was the only "fool" out lying on the nice green lawn. Here, we only have ticks & this is rapidly becoming the worst year for them in...
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    Re: Mirrors on your tractor?

    I had a backup mirror mounted on the FEL main post on my previous tractor. It was just a plain old round mirror on a stalk and attached to a bolt on the FEL. It was a Godsend in the winter when I...
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    Re: Duluth Trading Company

    I have purchased a lot of their clothing over the years and its stood up great. I have firehose pants & shorts, underwear, long tailed T-shirts - - and short of accidentally taking my chain saw to...
  9. Re: HP difference between 3pt and pull type rotary cutters

    I'm no expert either but I think the extra Hp requirements for the 3pt is for the capacity to lift - which is not required for the pull type. Exact same thing as smstonypoint indicates.
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    Re: How to estimate pig weight?

    Eddie
    That's funny. I do that with my Cocker Spaniel but he weighs ~ 25lbs. I can picture you and Oscar standing on the bathroom scales - @#$ SPROING &*#.
  11. Thread: Cheap rear blade

    by oosik
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    Grading Re: Cheap rear blade

    I went with Land Pride RB3596. Its heavy & HD, but you know what. My driveway dries out and turns to a material that is even tougher than that rear blade. Now, I mainly use the RB to move snow or...
  12. Thread: Rural Living

    by oosik
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    Re: Rural Living

    Hello,
    I have a similar situation only my power run is 5400 feet and was completed in 1982. The cost at that time was $4750. I had no way to do it myself and besides if I did, it would have...
  13. Re: If you could only stock your home bar with 3 types of liquor, what would they be?

    Well - I guess - Jack Daniels, Grey Goose & Jose Cuervo.
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    Re: Question about growing sweet corn -NEWBIE HERE-

    Corn does best in HOT weather. As others have indicated its been pretty cool in your neck of the woods. Give it a chance - its still very early.
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    Re: Fences & neighbors

    The "local" requirements around here are - you erect & maintain the fence to keep your livestock on your property. If you share a common fence line with a person having livestock then the costs are...
  16. Thread: Bug ID

    by oosik
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    Re: Bug ID

    Geeze!! Fortunately nothing like that around here either. We have tent caterpillars - but that's an entirely different matter.
  17. Thread: Mushroom season

    by oosik
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    Re: Mushroom season

    Its been so very dry this year in Ea WA that the few mushrooms we may get are simply dust this year. I've not seen that type in this neck of the woods. We will get shaggy mane, puff ball & morels...
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    Re: Dead beat dad.???

    It just my humble opinion but you are truly playing with dynamite, there. Any intervention - no matter how well intentioned - will be perceived negatively. I would not want to live near a person...
  19. Re: What tool do you find most useful on the farm for general use (besides tractor)?

    My Polaris ATP. It goes everywhere on the property to fix, repair or complete projects. I carry the generator in the rear box and am able to use most any tool out in the field.
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    Re: Socket sizes for Kubota maintenance

    For my Kubota I go up to 1" socket in 3/8 drive and then 1 1/4" up thru 1 5/8" with a 3/4 drive. I've "barked" my knuckles just often enough that I now use an impact wrench on the wheel lug nuts &...
  21. Re: man cuts down protected trees on preserve to have a better view - genius

    Right across the county road from my property is Turnbull NWR(National Wildlife Refuge). Its really a gross mistake made in the '30's by the Soil Conservation Core - an effort to create farm land...
  22. Re: What would you do if you found an old aircraft bomb?

    bcp - looking at the picture, I wonder how the hikers knew it was "inert"?
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    Re: 40 - 72 Case on sawmill

    What an operation. Lack of attention could put a serious hurting on a person.
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    Re: Well that wasn't any fun!

    I have had hard times connecting implements. 99 times out of 100 this is because the implement was left in a non-level condition. If I would just take the time to ensure the location where I...
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    Re: My Slope Guage lies.

    I never know what the degree of slope is. However, I've always listened to that little feeling in my hind end and its kept me out of trouble, so far.

    The idea that you can always go to XX degree...
  26. Thread: Brown 472

    by oosik
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    Re: Brown 472

    From what research I've been able to do - Brown is one of the best available. Yes - you did well on the price also.
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    Re: Educate me on battery choices

    I have a group 31 Odyssey battery with 1200 CCA in my tractor. It always has sufficient power to go the distance and has never let me down.
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    Re: Who rides motorcycles?

    Good looking Wide Glide.
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    Re: Alien Asparagus ???

    Are you mixing a little "whacky tabacky" in the soil in that tire?
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    Re: Chart of hummingbird arrival in your area.

    Eastern WA state - near Spokane. Saw the first one yesterday and just set the feeder out this afternoon. The cliff swallows returned over a month ago - they almost beat the flying bugs.
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    Snowblower Re: Snowblower Maintenance

    I had the same snow blower for 24 years. My annual maintenance did not include spraying the bare metal. In the 24 years I never had to replace a part because of the rust. I would change the gear...
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    Re: How do you reduce the PIA of greasing?

    I have a flex hose gun with Lock-N-Lube fitting. Some days I can get all the zerks ( about 36) on the tractor, loader & grapple and hardly get a spot on me. Then there are days like yesterday - I...
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    Re: Steepest grade you have made it up?

    I have a couple slopes on my property that are exceedingly steep. I don't worry about going up or down - forward or backward. I just stay the H**L away from them and completely avoid the pucker...
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    Re: Cleaning old glass bottles

    A note of caution - - if they are REALLY OLD bottles DO NOT use hot water. Really old glass bottles have lenticular air bubbles in the glass and the hot water can cause the air within the bubble to...
  35. Re: How often do you sharpen or replace mower blades?

    I mow about four acres. One acre of lawn and three acres of meadow. I sharpen the blades once a year and the blades on my riding lawn mower are nine years old and still going strong - nicks and...
  36. Thread: Work boots

    by oosik
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    Re: Work boots

    RedWing Irish Setters when its dry - - Mucks when its sloppy.
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    Re: Who rides motorcycles?

    I've ridden Harleys for over 40 years. Last year I gave my '98 FXDL to my son. This spring I bought this BMW because I've alway wanted to hear the wind & songbirds when I ride.424044 Its a 2015...
  38. Thread: RM43

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    Re: RM43

    No, probably due to lack of knowledge of the product, apparent cost and RoundUp is so readily available.
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    Re: Good country living

    I occasionally know that feeling also. Everything goes right and the day ends beautifully. You remember those times.
  40. Re: Wind Turbine ********. Just opened the mail and seen the plan for three massive u

    About 15 miles east and 18 miles south of me - a VERY large field of wind turbines was created. The report says 58 were erected along a 15 mile corridor. Unfortunately this corridor is within a...
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    Re: Grease joint too tight for grease

    I have one grease zerk that is "tight". I have to move the hydraulics to find the sweet spot where this zerk will accept grease. Strange - its the only tight zerk on the entire tractor and FEL.
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    Re: What brand of plow is this?

    No idea of the brand name but your tractor should have no problems pulling it.
  43. Re: Raising a foundation corner stone (Log cabin)

    Honestly, unless you get something under that rock that goes below the seasonal frost line and stabilizes the rock - this will be an on-going, never ending battle.

    I would lift the logs enough to...
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    Re: How high do you mow your grass?

    I mow at around 3". If you mow 1/2 inch higher it will probably make the entire lawn look a bit thicker & greener.
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    Re: Another shed question - screws or nails?

    I have two small decks on my house. For whatever reason - I have long forgotten - I nailed the decking on one and screwed down the decking on the other. Five years later - I finally gave up...
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    Re: Severe driveway problems, any suggestions?

    Living in a remote location is OK but those three would give the Fuller Brush salesman heart burn.
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    Re: Question on tires running down roads

    Over the entire life of your tires - one trip of 32 miles is a drop in the ocean. I would be far more concerned about traffic. I drive to my neighbors around 2X or 3X annually to scrape & clean...
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    Re: New guy from New Jersey (southern)

    Welcome to the forum from Ea WA.
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    Re: Kubota battery and alternator

    Under a heavy load - that 10,000 lb winch will draw more like 700-900 amps. No battery or alternator - in this world - can keep up with that. The best you can do is have a dual battery system and...
  50. Re: What is the funniest thing you ever saw in operating heavy equipment

    I lived & worked in Anchorage, AK for many, many years. One spring the government was expanding the sewerage system and installing a large collector pipe system. When the pipe was laid,...
  51. Re: Troybilt Tiller: Which to buy - 6HP vs 8HP Horse?

    I have an '82 Troybilt Horse (8 hp) with counter rotating tines. Does a great job tearing up new ground.
  52. Re: Pros and cons of living at the end of a dead end road

    My mile long gravel driveway is off a fully maintained & paved county road. I still get folks come all the way in to the house and then turn around and exit. Unfortunately, a major map maker -...
  53. Re: What kind of grass is this and how do I get rid of it ?

    I have grass like yours - we just call it field grass. Ranchers bale it for winter cow feed. I've tried everything available to me - burn, plow, roundup - to get rid of it but after all is said and...
  54. Thread: new member intro

    by oosik
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    Re: new member intro

    Welcome to the forum.
  55. Thread: Tire pressure

    by oosik
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    Re: Tire pressure

    Your stated pressures are right in the ball park. I run 30psi front and 20psi rear. The rear pressure is just at the point were the tread bars make full contact with the ground.
  56. Re: New Member - building in Gig Harbor, WA - will be purchasing tractor

    Russ - Welcome to TBN from the dry side of the state. Nice view out onto the sound. I would go with the "B" series - maybe the B3350, 4WD and loaded rear tires. You will find the added size &...
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    Re: Computer experts, question on G Mail

    Yes - I occasionally get this pop-up message. I'm on satellite - HughesNet. It has always happened when there is a heavy overcast and/or its raining hard. I just close the Safari site and reopen...
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    Re: Box scraping the driveway. Grrrr!!!

    Welcome to TBN there NWhomesteader. I have a mile long gravel driveway that I've tried for 25 years to maintain in the summer with a rear blade - then a box blade. It was a "no joy" situation -...
  59. Re: Well... they've ruined my favorite TV show. Jeremy Clarkson fired from Top Gear

    Well - I guess there is always, at least, two sides to each situation. I watched the show once - could not stand that *****, Clarkson and have never watched the show again.
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    Re: Fuel filter change frequency

    I think a lot has to do with the quality of the diesel, the method of storage, the method of dispensing, how frequently do you refuel the tractor, the humidity at your location etc. I'm knocking...
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    Re: How to keep the birds out of your barn???

    I have barn swallows and their mud nests. They don't go inside the building - their nests are in the eves. I've learned to love them and look at the good side - all the bugs they eat.

    Its sure...
  62. Thread: Morning

    by oosik
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    Re: Morning

    Welcome to the forum.
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    Re: My 16 year old son was hit by a drunk driver

    My thoughts & prayers are with your family and your son in particular.
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    Re: Dowsing, Devining, 'Witching' for Water

    I've never tried but I've seen it done - and done successfully. The Public Works Dept in Anchorage, AK had a fellow that did it. I watched him many times find buried water lines and mains. They...
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    Re: Theory of rear ballast?

    I do not use a rear ballast box. I have my rear tires loaded with Rimguard(1500# total) and use any of my several implements for additional weight on the 3-point hitch. This combo with my rear...
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    Buying Advice Re: Does no one buy big 2wd tractors new anymore?

    I was in shooting the bull with my salesman friend at the Kubota dealer and he said its been longer than ten years since they had a new 2WD on their lot. Nobody has the time to fool around with 2WD...
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    Re: Fuel filter change frequency

    My owners manual recommends every 400 hours - I'm half way there.
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    Re: New member from Sturgis, SD

    Welcome to TractorByNet from Eastern WA. Been in your neck of the woods 2X on my Harley - beautiful country.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: First oil change..

    I normally put 75 hours a year on my tractor. I change the engine oil & filter annually. I do the change not because of time on the tractor but because of the total length of time since the last...
  70. Thread: Bleeding tractor

    by oosik
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    Re: Bleeding tractor

    That's the way I do my truck tires now. When I was younger - and had less sense - I would lift the entire tire. Good way to find out if you can blow a nut and get a hernia.

    I don't even think...
  71. Thread: greetings

    by oosik
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    Re: greetings

    Welcome to TractorByNet(TBN). Glad that you are OK and up & able to help with the cleanup.
  72. Re: So, what's YOUR idea of the perfect place to live?

    Where I'm at right now.
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    Re: recall on Kubota M series??

    I bought my Kubota M6040 new in April, 2009. The dealership came out and upgraded the step bracket in August, 2009. My "upgrade" was a stronger step bracket. I wasn't home when it was done so I...
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    Re: Is This to Hard on a 27 ton Splitter?

    Its not the size of the wood that might cause damage - actually the density of the wood shouldn't either. If the splitter hydraulics reach max pressure the relief valve should activate so nothing is...
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    Tires Re: !! REAR TIRE PRESSURE ? !!

    I have R-1's and run 20 in the rear and 30 in the front. The pressure is not dependent upon whether your tires are loaded or not. I have Rimguard in the rears.

    This pressure gives my tires full...
  76. Thread: New to TBN

    by oosik
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    Re: New to TBN

    Welcome to TBN from Ea WA.
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    Re: When does it start to warm up were you live?

    I see by the Accuweather forecast another cold front will hit the east this weekend. So its not going to be this weekend.
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    Re: Tie down straps for trailer

    When the dealer delivered my Kubota he used chain with load binders. It took six - like Chris said - one off each corner and one over the bucket on the FEL and the last one over the 3-point rear...
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    Re: WHY all this complexity?

    I agree with you - however, the vehicles today are being built to meet the demands of the majority of the consumers. I guess that most of the younger set don't want to be out of touch with somebody...
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    Re: Finally tested my Caroni Flail

    That does do a good job. Like the way it mulches the brush & small trees. What tractor are you running it on?
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    Buying Advice Re: Does no one buy big 2wd tractors new anymore?

    Big or small - a 2WD tractor would seriously restrict what I can get done on my property and driveway. Its even difficult getting to a few spots on the property this time of year with 4WD. I've...
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    Re: The Last Great Race

    gmikem206 - I miss the excitement of the race. As I remember - we would get the finish of the first 5-10 racers and the Red Lantern live on TV in Anchorage.

    Yes, I checked that out immediately...
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    Re: Woohoo I fixed the dryer

    Its a good feeling when you successfully complete a job and have overcome technology - ha,ha.
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    Tractor Sizing Re: How important is rear diff lock on CUT?

    I use diff lock when plowing snow and coming up out of the valley on the driveway. There is always an icy patch on this section and it helps keep the forward momentum and the rear end from swinging...
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    Re: Sizing a jack and jack stands

    I get the feeling that there may be some misunderstanding here. First is the assumption that wherever the jack is placed under a tractor it will only experience 50% of the weight of the tractor. ...
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    Re: The Last Great Race

    I wonder if he will push all the way to Nome from Elim or have a short rest in White Mt. or Safety. I've got to check the satellite channels to see if one will be covering the finish.
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    Re: What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    Schidt happens.......
  88. Re: One of those face palm farmer moments.....Net wrap mishap

    Looks like one of the rotary brushes at your local automated car wash.

    Or the joy experienced gathering old barbed wire with your rototiller.
  89. Re: What kind of Antique Appliances/ Household items do you all have??

    Buckeyefarmer - I can remember the telephone we had in the house as a kid. Its what you have pictured there - we called it a farmer's phone. Had two large & tall dry cell batteries inside. Being...
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    Re: How well does the Box Blade work

    I have a 72" roll over box blade (Bush Hog RO720) and it will rip my hard as concrete driveway just fine with the teeth down. However, if I do any ripping on the driveway I most often use the Land...
  91. Thread: Intro & question

    by oosik
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    Re: Intro & question

    Welcome to TBN from Ea WA. Yes, we all seem to enjoy spending other folks money - ha,ha.
  92. Thread: driving post

    by oosik
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    Posthole Digger Re: driving post

    Its the only way to "instal" T-posts - other than digging a hole. I installed a mile and a half of barb wire fence around the property - - around 665 T-posts. I have a home made post pounder - ...
  93. Thread: Laser Level

    by oosik
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    Re: Laser Level

    Ha,ha - - I laugh. Yes, anything WILL work. Neighbor borrowed his BIL's laser level "system". He & I were leveling a spot for another hay barn. I remember the brand was THIMBLE or something...
  94. Thread: New Member

    by oosik
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    Re: New Member

    Welcome to TractorByNet(TBN) from Ea WA.

    Suggestion - you might want to repost in the Attachment thread with title like - - PTO tiller advice. You'll get more exposure there.
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    Re: Counterfiet filters

    Sawworcs - No, you are right and I did not express myself correctly. The $100 I speak of is just for the various filters - DEFINITELY NOT the oil too. Although I do use "Kubota oil" also. Its...
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    Re: Mouse Wiring Damage

    Many years ago - brand new Chrysler Concord. The little buggers cost me $875 for an entire new, dealer installed wiring harness. I found an acceptable temporary fix - a heavy row of moth balls, on...
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    Re: Hello from Western NY

    Welcome to TractorByNet(TBN) from Ea WA.

    Hope your spring is starting there - winter has actually bypassed us here this year. Its just an extended cold fall/spring.
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    Re: Firewood: To split, or not to split?

    Many years ago I sold firewood for a couple years. I was also burning wood at the time. I rapidly found that most people want it split, trucked to their property and stacked in some ungodly...
  99. Re: What kind of Antique Appliances/ Household items do you all have??

    416607416608

    I have what my great grandfather called a carriage lamp. It clips on the front flat board of a horse drawn carriage. Let me tell you, it still works and you would only be one very...
  100. Re: PTO DRIVESHAFT and slip Clutch questions / advice needed

    Dave M7040 - - My Kubota dealer told me to keep the pto shaft angle as close to zero as possible to extend the life. He didn't have the nice charts and figures you show there.

    That is why, ...
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