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  1. After looking at a adding a backhoe to the L3710...

    After looking at a adding a backhoe to the L3710 I used to own, I bought a used mini-excavator for just a little bit more and have patted myself on the back ever since for making a good decision for...
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    He is referring to Kubotas over 75 HP. All under...

    He is referring to Kubotas over 75 HP. All under 75 HP are currently Tier 4 final. Currently their over 75 HP tractors meet Tier 4 final soot requirement but not NOX. DEF will allow them to meet...
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    Weight. Turbines have great power density, and...

    Weight. Turbines have great power density, and tremendous reliability compared to any reciprocating engine. Gasoline engines can be built lighter for a given power. Take a small single - the...
  4. Remember too that the only hydraulic oil change...

    Remember too that the only hydraulic oil change that changes every bit of oil is the one that drains and cleans all hoses, pumps, cylinders and valves so even the normal change leaves a certain...
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    Many years ago at Gleaner Combine, now a part of...

    Many years ago at Gleaner Combine, now a part of AGCO, we employees at the combine plant, from CEO to line assembler, from CFO to Accounting Clerk, were assigned a job as Plant Pal. We would call...
  6. Not personal experience but I can give the...

    Not personal experience but I can give the Caterpillar perspective. In the past we had customers using hydraulic excavators fail hydraulic pump due to water ingestion. In determining why some...
  7. Price Check My sister's family - dairy farmers. Until...

    My sister's family - dairy farmers. Until recently they have been all old Farmalls. I can't tell you all they have but there are 2 x 986, 1 x 1486, 1 x 4386, 1 x 856, a loader tractor that is so...
  8. Price Check Based on auction results around here that is a...

    Based on auction results around here that is a bit high for one with a bad TA and only 30% tires.
  9. For guidance, last winter I got an estimate for...

    For guidance, last winter I got an estimate for trading my L5740. Equipped with loader, rear wheel weights, cab, 2 rear remotes, bucket, radio. Dealer would give me $30k for the tractor after...
  10. There are many variables in asphalt. Aggregate...

    There are many variables in asphalt. Aggregate size is important - stone matrix asphalt will carry more than a fine, bicycle path mix. Ambient temperature is important. I was working with a dealer...
  11. Thread: OSHA at work?

    by MHarryE
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    Interesting you say, the key should be in your...

    Interesting you say, the key should be in your pocket". Way back in the past Allis-Chalmers made roto-balers. Similar today's large round baler except the bale was about 60 pounds. Problem was...
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    On my L5740, and several others with Grand L 40's...

    On my L5740, and several others with Grand L 40's on this site, that has been the first sign your outer wheel bearing has failed. If you have a loader, raise the front wheels off the ground and see...
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    You will get your best cut at the highest tip...

    You will get your best cut at the highest tip speed so 540 rpm. Lots of people say they run slower and feel they do an excellent job but on my mowers high tip speed is visible on the lawns.i believe...
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    I just replaced my 22HP John Deere rider 48" deck...

    I just replaced my 22HP John Deere rider 48" deck with a Kubota G2120 54" deck. I was a little concerned dropping power and adding the hydraulics (power steering) but the result in heavy grass is...
  15. http://www.newtoncrouch.com/files/faq/pto_adjustme...

    http://www.newtoncrouch.com/files/faq/pto_adjustment.pdf

    Attached link gives some good suggestions on PTO shaft guidelines.

    Eurocardan shafts are made in Italy - many PTO driveline and gearbox...
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    No confusion. Engines 25 HP and less have been...

    No confusion. Engines 25 HP and less have been Tier 4 compliant since 2008. Regulations are in terms of grams per kilowatt-hour. Since engine output is so low, they are allowed a high rate and...
  17. Thread: OSHA at work?

    by MHarryE
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    Could you please show me the OSHA regulation thar...

    Could you please show me the OSHA regulation thar requires the PTO connector to be like you say?
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    Hot exhaust pipe is not the concern - it is the...

    Hot exhaust pipe is not the concern - it is the hot exhaust that can be directed toward a flammable surface. When my tractor is idling like it would be in a shed, the exhaust temperature is in the...
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    The ROPS standard came from the manufacturers who...

    The ROPS standard came from the manufacturers who wanted an escape clause from people suing when injured, or family members suing when operator killed. You, being a user, can modify it any way you...
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    Buickdeere got it right - viscosity is not the...

    Buickdeere got it right - viscosity is not the important thing - it is the EP additives in the gear oil that are not compatible with parts in the transmission. Example - Kubota allows either their...
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    I've purchased 4 Kubotas. Over the past 4 years,...

    I've purchased 4 Kubotas. Over the past 4 years, from a G2120 to a M135GX. Discounts have ranged from 11% to 15% but my price includes transportation and I live 160 miles from the dealer (we live on...
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    Having worked for an OEM, the only filter company...

    Having worked for an OEM, the only filter company getting the śpecs for our filters is the one from whom we buy. Others are reverse engineered. Sometimes that works, sometimes the results are very...
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    Some Kubota owners in cold climates have had...

    Some Kubota owners in cold climates have had problems. One is the oil separator on the closed crankcase ventilation system can get moisture and freeze blocking ventilation and increasing crankcase...
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    Are they leaking? Rubber outside the cord is for...

    Are they leaking? Rubber outside the cord is for protection and traction. Rubber inside the cord is for sealing. We have literally hundreds of tires on our tractors, combines and implements. The...
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    There is no requirement as to how a manufacturer...

    There is no requirement as to how a manufacturer meets the emissions requirement. The requirement is the emissions. Some opted to use DEF from the start and do not have a DPF. Some opted to go...
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    There is wiggle room for manufacturers in order...

    There is wiggle room for manufacturers in order to ease the transition. They can use credits for providing cleaner engines early to stretch out implementation. Only the implement manufacturer can...
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    Buying Advice I don't think wheelbase is going to be...

    I don't think wheelbase is going to be significant because we are not talking about a major difference.

    Not sure about turf tires but R-4s are much more rigid than R-1s.

    Brute size is the most...
  28. Thread: Velocity

    by MHarryE
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    15 FPS is a nice target for continuous flow but...

    15 FPS is a nice target for continuous flow but I've got by with a lot higher flow rate, especially on intermittent use circuits.
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    I believe the lift quoted in tractor data us at...

    I believe the lift quoted in tractor data us at the pins so in back of the pins it will reduce quickly. I have a plow intended for an 8N and it is nicely designed to reduce weight. Also a nearly 70...
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    Diesels are not as forgiving running out of fuel...

    Diesels are not as forgiving running out of fuel as gas although newer gas engines don't like it when you run out. Diesels rely on fuel as a lubricant (despite what you hear about low sulfur fuels...
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    You have the Liberal vs Conservative i idealism...

    You have the Liberal vs Conservative i idealism wrong. We're talking people who have list their livelihood, mostly farmers who tend to be conservative. Suddenly they have lost their ability to earn...
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    Ironic thing is the ones who remove their shields...

    Ironic thing is the ones who remove their shields or don't replace them if they fail are ones who sue ASAP if they are injured. Combines - customers always say nothing is going to happen to me and...
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    When you said car manufacturers switched to...

    When you said car manufacturers switched to tapered rollers and tractors never followed their lead I was surprised. The first front wheel drive cars in America switched back to ball bearings. I...
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    To me that cavitation erosion looks like the...

    To me that cavitation erosion looks like the result of low charge pressure or air entrapped in the oil. The port plate wear shown in an earlier picture does look like lack of lubrication probably...
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    Calculating the bearing life is not so simple as...

    Calculating the bearing life is not so simple as looking at the basic load rating. Part of the life equation (revolutions) is a factor of (dynamic load rating/equivalent load)cubed. If the bearing...
  36. Thread: B20

    by MHarryE
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    Oil & Fuel Haven't had any fuel related issues with our 9...

    Haven't had any fuel related issues with our 9 diesel fleet.
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    I have 2 neighbors with Farmalls of the...

    I have 2 neighbors with Farmalls of the generation cited that they use for loading large round bales. I've had to help both out loading bales when they had failed bearings. Both have said they want...
  38. Thread: Kubota Show

    by MHarryE
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    Kubota.is expanding, but they are also hurting on...

    Kubota.is expanding, but they are also hurting on Ag tractor sales, likely due to the poor grain prices. Kubota now offers an $8k rebate on their M series and $2500 on their MX series. Haven't seen...
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    Implements we used behind our M and H had...

    Implements we used behind our M and H had mechanical lift. Plow, for example, had a rotating axle with a cam mechanism. Pull the trip rope and the plow would drop. The cam arrangement would make a...
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    Tractor News Not sure about others but John Deere's 6130M is...

    Not sure about others but John Deere's 6130M is 130 HP utility.
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    I didn't notice anything in the steering. I only...

    I didn't notice anything in the steering. I only noticed wetness one day after I finished snow plowing. I filed it away in my mind thinking Kubota front wheel bearings never fail, especially at 650...
  42. I've never understood why Caterpillar and Deere...

    I've never understood why Caterpillar and Deere backhoe loaders have safety stops on the loader cylinders but ag, CUTs and SCUTs don't have them, even those built by Deere. On both Cat and Deere the...
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    My Kubota L5740 had 30 hours when the first...

    My Kubota L5740 had 30 hours when the first filter plugged. The next one went 40. Since then I added a water block filter to my fuel pump. Somewhere in my supply chain I get more water in my fuel...
  44. My sister's family dairy farm is always teetering...

    My sister's family dairy farm is always teetering on the edge. Their first tractor after they got married 45 years ago was a 766 and they still have that, but it might have been their last new one. ...
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    Did you try changing the fuel filter? Have too...

    Did you try changing the fuel filter? Have too many experiences with that - plugged filter, lose power & die - replace filter & go. Only our largest tractor has a fuel filter light. If it comes...
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    I have a lot of oil information but everything is...

    I have a lot of oil information but everything is dependent on the specific machine. Bob mentioned traveling to disassemble his hydro. The pictures of the failed hydro I showed were taken in Abu...
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    This thread has been interesting but also has...

    This thread has been interesting but also has lost civility. People bad mouthing each other over Bob's broken hydro - how about donations to Bob so he can drop everything and tear the hydro apart...
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    Please don't use anything but gear oil, like...

    Please don't use anything but gear oil, like 80W-90 in a gearbox or axle that specifies it. Gear oils have viscosities similar to engine, hydraulic, and power train oils but those oils do not have...
  49. Sorry I didn't see this earlier as it scrolled...

    Sorry I didn't see this earlier as it scrolled too far. I can't give a good estimate because in my case I have 3 options. One is to do it myself with assistance from relatives and neighbors. ...
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    After listening in here for a couple years and...

    After listening in here for a couple years and all the Tier 4 final dread, I thought I was going to be rolling in cash for my L5740. To my dismay the L5740 is still here because I can't afford to...
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    I question the comment about Europeans drilling...

    I question the comment about Europeans drilling holes in their DPF to effectively eliminate it because my experience living in multiple West European countries is they do not allow anything like this...
  52. Thread: How much HP

    by MHarryE
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    Re: How much HP

    It really depends on your work. You can always use a larger one and drive slower. I find my 6' well suited for my L5740 which has more PTO HP than your tractor, and I kill mine at times; however, I...
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    Re: Broke Hydrostat twice? Why?

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    Here are 3 files related to overheating. Thin oil is the most frequent cause of overheating failure. The chart gives you an idea what heat does. Green is the sweet spot, the...
  54. There is a long thread here on how to rebuild you...

    There is a long thread here on how to rebuild you K46 transmission including which fluid provides best life. Sealed for life - I have a spare transmission sitting here for mine when it blows.
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    First, I live in a remote area but I do have...

    First, I live in a remote area but I do have neighbors. Neighbor 3/4 mile from me beat his mother breaking her shoulder and hip. She lived out her life in our nursing home. When she died her...
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    Its not just wives. I've had neighbors call me...

    Its not just wives. I've had neighbors call me to say they are overheating - what can they do? Call because of similar tractors. Some of these have had lots of tractor experience. I describe the...
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    Re: Diesel Engine Theory

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    Here is a power curve typical of a CUT or SCUT. There is very little torque backup. Also note the top end of the curve. There is no power output at high idle. Power increases to peak as...
  58. Do you really believe the U.S. EPA is driving the...

    Do you really believe the U.S. EPA is driving the emissions changes? Europe is putting pressure on the U.S. To follow their upcoming change to Stage 5. Japan is already using engines with tighter...
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    Your transcribing from the shop manual proves it...

    Your transcribing from the shop manual proves it is a regular piston pump and motor hydro. Forget the rest of the hydraulics - steering, 3 point, any auxiliaries. They are powered by completely...
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    Yes, that's the device. That or one from a...

    Yes, that's the device. That or one from a similar supplier is what Cat recommends their dealers carry. More effective than say removing a wheel because once the lock is in place, it cannot be...
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    As you have the parts you now know the ring is...

    As you have the parts you now know the ring is actually 2 parts, not a true snap ring as it is locked into its groove by the recess in the gear. I ordered a ring too before tearing mine apart as it...
  62. Several ideas come to mind and they are all bad. ...

    Several ideas come to mind and they are all bad. Heavy white smoke from below indicates combustion gases getting into the crankcase and blowing out the breather. Clicking - I've seen a dropped...
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    Usually if the problem is heat the oil viscosity...

    Usually if the problem is heat the oil viscosity drops too low to prevent metal to metal contact and things start to wear. I tried taking a picture of 2 hydrostatic transmission pistons from an...
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    I can't recall the manufacturers name right now...

    I can't recall the manufacturers name right now but a company makes a steering cylinder lock. After parking, the operator turns the steering wheel to one side so the lock goes over the long portion...
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    My L5740 failed in January but gave me warning. ...

    My L5740 failed in January but gave me warning. One day after plowing snow I noticed the left front was wet. I thought it was just that I had been working hard and it was snow melting. Next time I...
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    Earlier I mentioned writing a burning permit for...

    Earlier I mentioned writing a burning permit for a person in our township and a few hours later a person from the forestry department dropped by to get a copy of the permit because he accidentally...
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    Our L5740 mostly stays out of the haying...

    Our L5740 mostly stays out of the haying operation but it has been used some. It will handle out NH Discbine we use as a backup without difficulty but it won't handle the disc cutters of our JD...
  68. Kubota gets corporate welfare I.e. Tax breaks to...

    Kubota gets corporate welfare I.e. Tax breaks to move to Texas. It's typical of all states so I am not singling out Texas but are they really increasing tax revenue by moving jobs there or is it...
  69. Got my info directly from API on their site...

    Got my info directly from API on their site explaining their system...I linked to their site earlier in this thread. Did some more research. aPI in some places references the ratings as...
  70. II didn't find much space for crud on the bottom...

    II didn't find much space for crud on the bottom on my L5740 when the same failure happened to me this winter. Incidentally the retainer failure like shown in your picture is most frequently a...
  71. you are correct - spark and compression, dating...

    you are correct - spark and compression, dating back to the early part of the 20th century but soon to be replaced. Get ready for ILSAC. That's the International Lubrication Standard Approval...
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    Rankrank1 beat me too it - sickle sections,...

    Rankrank1 beat me too it - sickle sections, guards, wear plates and hold down clips are rather generic. There are 2 standard hole spacings. Guards have different profiles but are made by many...
  73. Engines we used on combines are still made by...

    Engines we used on combines are still made by Deutz in China. BF6L913C engine on the R50 and V-8s, I can't remember exact numbers, on the R60 and R70. On our combines in the Midwest an engine was...
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    Nope. Only North St Louis county. We don't...

    Nope. Only North St Louis county. We don't charge a fee in our district. Would you believe that first permit i wrote this season - running grass fire - person accidentally burned his garage -...
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    Hope somebody else has a solution because our...

    Hope somebody else has a solution because our TS115A is heading down the same path. It started 2 years ago with the same dealer recommendation - oil & filter. We used NH oil & filters. Now it is...
  76. Note that none of the air cooled line at Deutz...

    Note that none of the air cooled line at Deutz have been available for use in Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand for about 5 years. Very high NOX emissions.
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    The DIN (German) standard for a M10 bolt is 17mm...

    The DIN (German) standard for a M10 bolt is 17mm hex which is what I find in most wrench sets, but the ISO (international Standards Organization) is M16 which for some reason is hard to find. ...
  78. Are we talking about older used? I was working...

    Are we talking about older used? I was working for Allies-Chalmers when we were bought by Deutz and needed to quickly re-engine all of our combines. The 4 engines Deutz selected for us were all...
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    Re: Battery maintainer fire

    Many years ago before I returned to the farm my cousin had a Massey, I can't remember what model, sitting in our machine shed, doors open. One morning while he was milking cows a neighbor passing by...
  80. Re: Violent Diesel Regeneration (?) Threw up on new car

    Have had lots of splats in the past from the non-emissions rated engines, but globs of black gunk instead of this. And both my Kubota CUT's, L3710 former, L5740 current (Tier 4 interim) put out...
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    Re: Equipment blooper thread

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    And I am a state fire warden too so I can write myself a permit! Actually its all gone now, some dumpster, some burned, some to the scrap dealer.
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    Would you believe this was my niece's mobile home...

    Would you believe this was my niece's mobile home until I was driving by with my mini-excavator with the stick extended and accidentally swiveled the body? Well, it's partially true. The...
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    Object moved...

    Object moved

    Best source I have found for disc parts. Here is the page for disc blades, but they sell all kinds of parts - axle shafts, spools, bearings, etc. They also sell the large nuts in...
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    I started this thread, seep due to a failed...

    I started this thread, seep due to a failed bearing, play noticeable when I raised the front end with the loader and wiggled the wheel in every direction. Cost was $90 for 2 bearings, seal, and...
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    Yes, this oil is a very good choice for your...

    Yes, this oil is a very good choice for your tractor. In Brazil you do not yet have engines requiring CJ-4 oil. CI-4 oil is the best choice for you.
  86. Depends on where you live. Agricultural states...

    Depends on where you live. Agricultural states demand high bio content and that has caused difficulty. Example here in Minnesota B20 is required except from November through March when I believe it...
  87. Seep on my L5740 at 625 hours was failed outer...

    Seep on my L5740 at 625 hours was failed outer bearing. When I asked for advice on how to remove the inner bearing because the WSM specifies using a special puller and I had not yet pulled mine...
  88. http://www.api.org/~/media/files/certification/eng...

    http://www.api.org/~/media/files/certification/engine-oil-diesel/publications/mom_guide_english_2013.pdf

    Here is the link to API. SN oils are to be used in all spark ignited engines built after...
  89. The tractor was made when multi-viscosity oils...

    The tractor was made when multi-viscosity oils tended to "shear down" with use. They started out as lighter oil and used a viscosity enhancer to get the higher high temperature viscosity. New oils...
  90. The API ratings go way back. S oils are for...

    The API ratings go way back. S oils are for spark ignited engines. The first API rating was SA which is okay for engines built before 1930. Sludge, sticking rings, all kinds of bad things go with...
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    Our dealer won't stop by my house to fill the 109...

    Our dealer won't stop by my house to fill the 109 gallon tank on my trailer because it's too small, but will fill it at the farm if I have it there when he makes his weekly delivery. Of course the...
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    the item shown is a proposal. Was it enacted?

    the item shown is a proposal. Was it enacted?
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    Look down to the safety section, recent thread. ...

    Look down to the safety section, recent thread. Grandpa giving grandson ride in skid steer just moving some blocks, grandson pitched out, killed. In thread is follow up by person who lost cousin,...
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    There is a possible problem in that fuel lift...

    There is a possible problem in that fuel lift pumps have an inlet restriction limit and the filter in front may limit fuel in high flow (full power) or high restriction (partly plugged...
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    I believe it will stop the regen if the operating...

    I believe it will stop the regen if the operating parameters fall out of range. I have had to stop during a regen to swap chopper boxes behind our forage chopper and there was no problem during that...
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    While working with my tractor today I read the...

    While working with my tractor today I read the decal on the visor. If the regen light keeps flashing increase engine rpm until the flashing light goes out. In parked regen mode, it says that it...
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    The new ones are more reliable - that's a given. ...

    The new ones are more reliable - that's a given. Trading is now often based on features like creature comfort, integrated tractor implement controls, auto-steer and the like. However if the price...
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    When I retired I was going to get a skid steer to...

    When I retired I was going to get a skid steer to complement my CUT but instead bought a used mini-excavator. Even my wife agrees it is one of our best buys. It's easily paid for itself but I did...
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    Buying Advice “The traction or pulling power which a tire...

    “The traction or pulling power which a tire can exert is in proportion to the weight it carries. The greater the load on the tire, the more traction effort it can exert. The way to secure more...
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    I have a larger model but the regen cycle you...

    I have a larger model but the regen cycle you describe sounds like the same as mine. I have 450 hours on mine and have gone through over 20 regens. I've never had the problem you describe. There...
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