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    Re: Official 4,000,000th Post Contest!

    Feb/1/8:16 AM
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    Re: mounting a winch on front of Kubota

    That's right. With my 10,000# winch and 100' heavy cable, I have to pull something equivalent to a 10' log just so it winds in nice and straight. When it is empty it just snarles up.
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    Re: Propane tank gauges

    Chances are the connection between the two will only let gas go from one tank at a time. When one tank is empty it will automatically switch over to the other fuller one, so you can change out the...
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    Re: mounting a winch on front of Kubota

    What Jim said:thumbsup:
    I needed to pull about 75 8-14" diameter and fairly tall oaks out of a 1 acre lot in a remote subdivision. I bought a 10000# HF winch for the task, but I never used it for...
  5. Re: Lets talk small utility trailers,78 inches wide x 14 feet long.

    Single axle trailers are easy to move or turn by hand if they are balanced decently, and that is a big plus. Single axle trailers can be ordered with brakes. The maintenance cost is half for brakes...
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    Comparison Re: X748 - 47" or 54" Snow blower??

    I had a 47" with a X740. 270# man, Loaded tires, chains, 200# of wheel weights. The 47" seemed plenty big to me with that size diesel tractor. With big snows of 6-12" or so I could take a slow...
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    Re: Best Place to Buy Rebar?

    How about a redi-mix plant.
    Here they are a lot cheaper than Lowes etc/
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    Re: JD 42" FRONT DOZZER/SNOW BLADE

    I just sold a nice one last year for $125.
  9. Re: Lifespan of a newer Deere tractor - how long do you expect your tractor to last?

    Unless somebody can prove me wrong, Yanmar is the engine in many JD tractors diesels. John Deere doesn't own Yanmar or the other way around.
    It wouldn't surprise me much if John Deere had a...
  10. Re: Lifespan of a newer Deere tractor - how long do you expect your tractor to last?

    As far as I know, John Deere makes their own tractors. Some in Moline, some in Augusta and some in JD factories overseas. Of course many parts are from overseas.
  11. Re: How much does it cost per hour to run a tractor.

    Just depreciation alone without the daily expenses got to me. I bought a new large JD garden tractor one year with a big deck for approx. $12k. Four years later the warranty period was done so I...
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    Re: Is 6 HP increase noticeable?

    If a 6 HP increase wasn't noticeable, nobody would buy them.
    It sounds like you need a bigger tractor so the 40XX with the weight benefit and increase HP would help out quite a bit, but that is...
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    Re: Clearing 4 acres in North Carolina

    Not as cool as a track-hoe but I put a 100 ft of 3/8" cable about 12-15' up a tree and come-a-long it to another tree a ways off. Crank the starch out of it to get the tree to bend and then dig on...
  14. Re: X340 dies when clutch/brake pedal release

    My JD x740 will start and run if I am not on the seat but have the brake pushed in. Standing off to the side, once I let off of the brake the engine kills. That would be the same scenario as if a...
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    Re: Y2K GMC rear disc brakes

    My 2002 GMC dually disc brakes with 90,000 wasn't stopping my camper like I felt it should or even stop itself like it should. I actually thought it had drum brakes but it had disc.
    I had a GM...
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    I came out of a Dollar store today and saw a parked police van with a hitch platform sticking out about 16" x 36" wide from his hitch. I didn't see anyone run into that even though there weren't any...
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    Re: suppose i sell my rops

    I bought a place with about 30 trees that branches were such that you couldn't drive a garden tractor without banging your head. One afternoon later I can drive my cut with folded rops under them...
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    Re: Settling for 'good enough'

    How much land would be deeded to you on your dads property? I wouldn't build on anyone's property unless the land was in my name.
    A new house is great to live in because you shouldn't have any...
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    Re: Love my Pallet Forks

    If I let my wife raise me, she would catapult me right out of it.:laughing::laughing:
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    Just so people don't bang into my hitch, hit my truck when they kick their doors open, ding up my front personalized plate etc, I park away from others. Many times I take up 4 spots and if someone...
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    Tires Re: John Deere 4320 Wheel Spacers??

    I went through that 3 years ago with my 3720. After mounting the casting with the original JD bolts I noticed they stopped a few threads short of going through the hub. I went to NAPA and got new...
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    Re: Major issue with wood-stove - Need advice!

    For an airtight wood burner to work it needs to get combustion air from somewhere, so generally it is from a duct run from outside to the firebox somehow; engineered in obviously.
    Looking at your...
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    Re: Buying from Barlows

    If you decide to not pay the obligatory tax or user fee as some call it an then have a guilty conscience about it later or get caught later on, you will pay the user fee plus a stiff penalty anyway.
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    Re: Cracked Foundation Contractor or Engineer?

    Can you see the dirt level under the deck? Did the dirt settle so rainwater builds up and pushes on the wall? The water has to be pitched away from the house because hydraulic pressure will do that...
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    Re: Major issue with wood-stove - Need advice!

    A couple things comes to mind. I would put insulated pipe through the wall and outside with a cap on it. The specs for my fireplace say the top of the stack needs to be 2' higher than any roof...
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    Re: Loader 45 installed on my X585

    Very nice tractor. That loader will save you a lot of backaches.
    One tip though. Never take that tractor on that trailer again on the highway. It is to light duty and a wheel may break off and...
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    Re: How did I ever survive beyond childhood?

    Ouch!
    That reminds me of playing on the rafters of my dads 100' pole barn when I was about 7-8. The barn was built with approx 10-12' sidewalls and the roof was used steel so it had all kinds of...
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    Re: Confused about oil change

    Trust me. At 20-30 hours a year on the tractor, you will outlast it.
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    Re: Confused about oil change

    Are Kubota filters that expensive? Save a lot of headaches wondering and just get the Kubota filter. Why take the chance that the operation of it and the quality of it is up to Kubota specs. .
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    Re: Bucket Mount Sawbuck

    I use 48" forks to lift as many logs, from 3" diameter to 24" diameter, as will fit and lift. I need to put a saw horse under my fel because it will drop to much before I get them all sawed. I then...
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    Re: tire chains ?

    Living in Wisconsin, I ran chains and weights and fluid in the tires all the time with a X740 and others similar in size. The heavy snowblower hanging over the front lightens up the back end of the...
  32. Re: Just a question/discussion about dealers and warranty.

    They should work just as car dealers work. If I buy a Chevy in Wisconsin and move to a different state, the local dealer will honor the warranty and do the work.

    I had a great experience with...
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    Re: No Fuel Flowing from Storage Tank

    I had the same problem with the same size tank. My tank base was 6' off the ground so I got a diesel filter and then a 1"hose and a nozzle like you see at gas stations. Nothing would come out until...
  34. Buying Advice Re: I just signed the paper on a house with 14+ acres, need advice

    I rolled into a similar, but smaller situation last year. I have 8 acres of fairly flat lawn and the rest is woods. For the lawn I bought a 84" finish mower (because a 90" was substantially more...
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    Re: Truckload of New Corvettes

    I looked at a Vette one time around 1980 something and after I sat in it, no way. Still like them but if I was a 100# lighter and empty my piggy bank I might swing one. Maybe a wide body Vette.
  36. Thread: Valve Stems

    by Deere Dude
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    Re: Valve Stems

    I turned my rims so the valve stems were inward on the rear tires. I did it for the width but that only changed the width about an inch.

    I was pulling a box blade doing some clearing on an old...
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    Re: Broken loader pins

    I can't believe it's not the loaders fault, especially it being new and not being abused.
    See what the dealer says.
  38. Re: Favorite sayings (minus religion, politics)

    Beauty is only a light switch away. (Kid on the make).
  39. Re: best way to treat wood truck and trailer floors?

    I have a GN trailer but not sure if I should treat the floor with anything. Hopefully this thread may help.
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    Re: Electric brakes issues Info need

    I had brake problems with my fifth wheel camper from new. I had a new controller put in in 2002 when I got the camper but it never seemed to stop like it should. Finally I pulled all the hubs and...
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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    Th cheapest would be to add another couple inches on each side, then try it out. You can always add a couple hundred pounds later on the rears with cast iron.
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    Re: Black pipe or galvanized for shop air lines?

    I worked in a factory and in the process of removing some PVC that was used for water or whatever else I would just drop it to the ground. Sometimes from low heights up to 15-20' up. More likely...
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    Re: Ants interupting my project.

    X2
    We have fire ants and have treated individual hills with Amdro but had limited success. It kills the hills right away but they pop up someplace else.

    Get a boom type sprayer and spray your...
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    Re: Rear trailer brakes overheating

    That is interesting. After pulling a 16,000# camper for 12 years with a Tekonsha controller and never quite getting the #8000 Dexter self adjusting brakes to work like I thought they should, I just...
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    Re: Need to rent a trailer...

    You won't have a problem with any option. The Ram is certainly truck enough and 500# won't make any difference in ride. Pintle or ball, I ran both and couldn't tell a difference in ride or...
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    Re: Trailer leaf springs vs torsion axles

    One concern I have with my fifth wheel camper with two leaf spring axles is this; I want to extend the hitch a couple inches so the truck isn't so close to the front of the camper, but when I do that...
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    Re: Kubota front loader cylinders

    I just rebuilt 2 cylinders on my JD loader. The seals were shot but noticed that the nuts holding the piston on were very loose. They weren't even touching the piston.
  48. Re: How well do shelter logic hold up in heavy snow areas?

    My BIL in NW Wisconsin put a 14'sidewall x 14 x 40 long with a 12'OH door on each end for his camper last year. He was concerned as are you about the snow load.

    His unit has a peak type roof...
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    Re: Voltage Drop for 750 feet advice needed

    I have a barn and outbuilding between the house and the road that can be used for a workshop. A pole is right next to the barn. 600 ft. from the road to the barn and then 600' to the house. A...
  50. Buying Advice Re: Making my first tractor purchase tomorrow, a few last minute questions.

    I wouldn't mess around with the local dealer anymore until a warranty problem pops up. He had a shot to give you the best price and didn't. Some dealers can just sell stuff cheaper for what ever...
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    Re: Threadlock or Never-Seize

    I never thought of wire brushing my corroded bolts, but they were in a tough place to get at anyway. I just replaced my backing plate bolts yesterday and put Lok-Tite on and also a lock washer. ...
  52. Re: I own a New Red tractor that broke 3 times and I have been without it for 6 month

    That would get me sick also. I am wondering why the dealer never put a few hours on it after the fix to verify it is actually fixed. I can't believe they won't give you a new tractor for the old...
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    Re: Threadlock or Never-Seize

    Interesting. Maybe I'll use all three. Use a lockwasher and Lok-tite on the part of the bolt that the nut tightens to and never-seize the portion of bolt that is hanging out, just in case, and I...
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    Threadlock or Never-Seize

    I am putting new brake backing plates on my campers 8000# axles. The 1/2" grade 5 bolts were almost impossible to get off, but I finally got them.
    I got new fine thread grade 5 bolts and nuts but...
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    Re: Lawn Roller Build

    Would there me more stress on the 3 pt arms even as to make slight corrections? I know the arms are beefy but things happen. Let us know how it all works out.
  56. Sticky: Re: Ford? Chevy? GMC? Toyota??? New Pickup Truck Forum!

    Pulling the same load with the tow/haul mode selected should yield the same or close to the same results. Top of the line GMCs use Allison transmissions and I am curious how you can have so many...
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    Re: Rear trailer brakes overheating

    I just want to follow the thread because I had presumed hot wheels on my camper.

    How hot is too hot? Can you hold your hand on the wheels? Maybe that is normal and something is wrong with the...
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    Re: Lawn Roller Build

    I don't understand your concept. I have built and used rollers but they were all tow behind.

    I would think using them as a three point hitch function would make it difficult to turn, unless you...
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    Re: Trailer leaf springs vs torsion axles

    I am not sure, for sure, but you can get shocks put on leaf spring axles. I don't think you can for torsion axles. Maybe it doesn't matter with most trailers, but it sure is nice with campers.
  60. Re: post pics of your fuel storage solutions

    389358

    I built a stand from some galv. pipe I had laying around and got this 100 gallon tank from someone who moved put gas in their home and had no use for this fuel tank. I cleaned it up inside...
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    Canopy Re: So, what's your daytime job?

    I was an assembler at Speed Queen (Suck job) for a couple years and then joined the army. Three years with Special Forces.

    Got a job at a John Deere factory in the Midwest. Started assembling...
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    Re: Brake shoe replacement question

    It has been a month since my GN brake job which turned out okay but haven't run it down the road yet because I need to change hitches in the truck because I have the camper hitch in it now. I...
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    Buying Advice Re: Tractor buying advice for 39 acres

    A quite capable 3720 will be $10,000 cheaper than a 4320 also. Maybe I shouldn't assume, but I am assuming a 4320 sucks more fuel than a 3720.
    If you like both tractors and if a majority of the...
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    Buying Advice Re: Tractor buying advice for 39 acres

    I was canoodling the same decision 4 years ago. The 3720 vs. the 4XXX. Besides the cost difference, I was really sold on the 3 cylinder Yanmar diesels. I like the way they sound, how strong they...
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    Re: Replacing the Seat Belt

    I had a problem with the retract portion of my belt on my JD 3720. It was very difficult to pull out and would not go back it worth a darn, and it just didn't seem long enough. Then I noticed that...
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    Re: Tiller vs my yard

    How is your lawn riding across with your big tractor? I'm thinking that a big mower will be comfortable enough to mow with successfully and quickly so no lawn tear up would have to be done. Get it,...
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    Re: Firepit on wood deck?

    What does the insurance man say about that. Some insurance people are picky about even an air tight fireplace in the house.
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    Re: 8FT VS 10 MX

    How many acres do you cut and are there many obstacles? Two foot wider will take a lot of time off the clock, but I am not sure how long forever is in your case in order to justify a 15 footer. If...
  69. Re: Help! My front yard is kicking my butt! Bushhogging uphill

    If you were in Wisconsin you would have a great ski slope. Everyone needs a challenge now and then. I'm glad you have it figured out.
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    Re: New member from Wi

    Welcome, and you have to love those Butterburgers at Culvers.
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    Re: 3320 vs. White Oak

    Half the stuff I pick up is way to heavy. You generally don't know how much you can pick up until you try it, then if it is to heavy or not maneuverable just lighten the load. If it is to heavy, it...
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    Re: Spraying Glyphosate and Pine Trees

    I sprayed some around 3-5' pines to kill weeds. Sure enough, the bottom branches turned purdy brown. But about two months later I can't see any effect on them. I wouldn't worry about it. I will...
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    Re: So how do you fasten down

    Someone on this forum said to bind them up so if the trailer is upside down the trailer wouldn't move around. It would almost have to be chains if that is the case.
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    Big Time Haying

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEoEO4X5mZY&hd=1

    This is the way to hay!!
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    Re: Harbor Freight Chop Saw

    I have the foot switch in the cart at HF. I am going on a trip for a couple weeks, then I'll do one of these great ideas.
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    Harbor Freight Chop Saw

    I know I should probably trash the grinder but I am kind of attached to it...

    I had this 14" HF chopsaw for 12 years. I put new brushes in it 3 years ago, and yesterday I was sort of horsing it...
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    Re: Wood Burner in Pole Barn

    I had a 36x54 uninsulated pole shed in southern Wisconsin. On a rare day in the winter I went out and had to do something in it I would run my 155,000 BTU torpedo heater. Unless I stood right in...
  78. Re: New sides for my trailer and "double nuts"

    Buy them by the pound at TSC, not individual wrapped. They are handy and not out of line.
  79. Re: If it weren't for TBN, which implements would you NOT have bought?

    Forks.
    I never thought of them before, but it my case and how I make wood and just uses around the ranch, I would have a difficult time living without it.
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    Re: Where does your tractor sleep?

    385617385618385619

    We moved here from WI where I had a nice pole barn for my tractor and attachments. I considered this barn almost a teardown because it had a dirt floor, water would run through...
  81. Re: When a long tem member doesn't reply to your PM.....

    Don't forget all the pictures they need.
  82. Re: What's your best "worst" investment as far as tools?

    I made a weight box for X740 garden tractor and worked great and even had a PVC pipe in it for a shovel or rake. Then I got a bigger tractor so the weight box sat around until I started using it for...
  83. Thread: tv antenna

    by Deere Dude
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    Re: tv antenna

    Would you be happy with just the channels that city provides? That is important.

    I like 50 miles from Nashville and bought the biggest uhf-vhf antennae I could get. We live in a valley so I was...
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    Re: jd dealer markup?

    To me it doesn't matter what the dealer markup is. If I want a certain product and check 3 or 4 dealers and they all claim a certain price and I think it is to high, I will check a few more dealers....
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    Re: John Deere 185 hydro

    I think you have a lead. I forgot about those fans.
  86. Thread: 1023 E

    by Deere Dude
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    Mowing Re: 1023 E

    We bought a big lot with about twenty trees. After ducking and evading branches with the rops, I cut off all the branches that are to low. It makes mowing a lot easier.
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    Re: John Deere 185 hydro

    Is there grass build up on the transaxle? I could see a bad belt causing the tractor to not make the hill, but I wonder about the heat build up and the problems that would cause.
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    Re: Rear Slow moving vehicle sign question

    I don't see what the problem would be as long as it is visible from the rear.
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    Re: Log Splitter Advice

    I have a 22 ton Duerr with a Briggs motor on it. I used it for wood splitting since 1988 about 3-5 cord a year. I always run it wide open and can run a few hours on a tank. It had a large oil...
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    Re: Water Filter system for well.

    My last two homes had wells and the water tasted pretty good. I just wanted the sediment out, which there wasn't much anyway.
    I just ran the 1" pipe that came into the house and hooked up two $40...
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    Re: got chipmunks ???

    In Wisconsin we had some dumb chippies, and had the same problem.

    I took 3-5gallon buckets of water, 3/4 full. I spaced them among the tomatoes.

    Make a little ramp to the top of the buckets...
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    Re: Finally I'm Here!

    If your name was Steve Adams you would have gotten one warm welcome.:laughing::laughing:

    WELCOME
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    Re: Black pipe or galvanized for shop air lines?

    All that is needed is a little propane tank with a little turbo torch which are very easy to carry and use for any solder even some silver solders. That is all that's needed for copper and it's...
  94. Thread: Boom Pole ?

    by Deere Dude
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    Re: Boom Pole ?

    That is a lot of weight way out there. I not sure what the capacity is on your loader but it should be interesting to find out. I hooked a 3" schedule 40 galvanized pipe (300# maybe) to my loader...
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    Re: Black pipe or galvanized for shop air lines?

    CPVC is the cheapest route and I have it in my house. If it wasn't so hard to change it I would pull every stinkin' bit of it out and put in copper or PEX. It is brittle and a bump can break it. I...
  96. Thread: John Deere

    by Deere Dude
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    Buying Advice Re: John Deere

    In my mind, if I have one that isn't giving me any trouble, I hang on to it. I hate to go through the breaking in process on anything because of the unknowns.
  97. Re: Propane Contract Prices: This Year vs Last Year?

    I just moved to Hohenwald TN last fall from Fox Lake Wisconsin after 64 years to get away from the blasted snow. In that location you pay rent if you don't use much propane, which is fair, but here...
  98. Re: Propane Contract Prices: This Year vs Last Year?

    Central Tennessee I got $1.59 summer fill or pre-buy which I thought was good.
    I rented the gas companies tank last year for $50 yearly. Plus, if I wouldn't use double the 500 gallon tank capacity...
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    Re: Good news and a dilemma?

    I have friends and relatives, my wife included, that did the right thing, they say, and give a week or two notice. Then they get it rammed to them by the company walking them out the door on the...
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    Re: Remove your hitch.

    This is getting to be a society of bubble boys.
    I bought a camper and the three doors in it are 6' tall and I was 6'3" and now 6'2". After a few runs at the door jamb and really nailing the...
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