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  1. Re: JD 348 sqaure baler dont like tall grass and thick windrows?

    I'm thinking he needs to find a lower gear while baling or cut with a narrower windrower.
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    Re: restoring wiring

    For a temporary repair use black tape. Don't pull it too tight and it won't unravel. Cover it with new "socks" split loom and you'll be ok for a few years. If you want to do a top notch job buy some...
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    Re: Seldom do I plug a product.

    I you run a bead of weld around the inside of a bearing they will fall out.
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    Re: King Kutter Gearbox ID help???

    Look on eBay
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    Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade...?

    Do what I did. I bought an F-935 (72" deck)and my wife runs that. I run my 4410 with a rear mower (72") and we are done in an hour and a half. I think you are just about there. You just have to...
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    Re: 1964 ford 2000 4 cyl loses power

    You know before you take everything apart I've had good luck with just turning the idle and load mixture screws in all the way. Just gently seat them all the way in and turn them back out to where...
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    Re: rough running 3020

    I have found Pertronix points replacement modules to be a good way to eliminate points. Motors start and run a whole lot better. 1145A or 91145A are the part numbers for a 3020. For good prices just...
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    Re: tractor with no thermostat?!

    I could be wrong but I've read somewhere once that the purpose of a thermostat was to control water temps and slow the flow of the water through the radiator so that the air has time to cool the...
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    Re: ford 850 oil no pressure

    What are your intentions for this tractor? If your not going to work it hard then just take the crank out and get it polished, put new bearings in and that would be good enough. You can also get...
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    Re: ford 850 oil no pressure

    If you have at least some oil pressure you shouldn't cause any more damage by moving it. Rule of thumb is 10 lbs of oil pressure per 1000 rpm. Red exhaust probably has to do with unburnt gasoline...
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    Ballast Re: Double rear wheels or liquid ballast?

    For anyone who is interested this tractor would be easy to attach duals onto. Obtain some 9.5 x 16 tires and rims, manufacture a spacer for the rim and three long bolts through the square holes in...
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    Re: ford 850 oil no pressure

    The connecting rod bearings are the first to wear if there is poor oil pressure so that's why I said to check the ones furthest away from the oil pump as that's generally where low oil pressure wear...
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    Re: ford 850 oil no pressure

    Sometimes you can get lucky. I wouldn't give up yet. I'm guessing that if you can get oil pressure by spinning the oil pump then there is an issue with the oil pump to distributor drive coupling....
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    Re: Broke a Tap while Threading new hole

    I've had good luck with beating the tap out as Tor Arne suggested. I usually just use a helicoil but I have just tapped the resulting hole with a new tap and called it good. I can see welding work...
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    Ballast Re: Double rear wheels or liquid ballast?

    All I did with mine was make a bracket to bolt onto the center hub. I had a ring rolled to fit in the rim of the tires and I used a large bolt to hold everything together. It works ok except that the...
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    Re: Front axle swap

    Ok I see it the last picture. Thumbs up!!
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    Ballast Re: Double rear wheels or liquid ballast?

    All Kioti is saying is that their engineers have not developed a kit for installing duals. Therefor they do not know whether Kioti axles are strong enough to handle the extra strain. If you want to...
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    Re: Front axle swap

    The way I see it you don't have a front axle that pivot's anymore. I don't think that's a good idea. At some point in time you will have other troubles because of this.
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    Re: 3400 Ford diesel charging problems

    2.2 volts per cell which works out to 13.2 volts. Anything above that and in theory the battery is charging. I would consider 13.8 volts a minimum on a stationary engine that hardly gets shut off....
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    Re: PTO shaft stuck on tractor

    I'm glad I was wrong! At least all this cost was some time and not a whole lot of money.
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    Re: PTO shaft stuck on tractor

    Ok Newbury fair enough and a good point.

    Just remember though there is a huge difference between a proprietary driveshaft yoke and a common 540 pto one in terms of price and availability. Unless...
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    Re: PTO shaft stuck on tractor

    I'm thinking as a mechanic that bills his time out. If I spend more than an hour working on this yoke to take it off it's cheaper for my customer to have me install a new one. Granted it might be...
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    Re: bead breaker for rear tractor tire....

    Ken-Tool Economy Impact Bead Breaker, Model# T24B | Bead Breakers| Northern Tool + Equipment

    This is very similar to what I made out of heavy wall tubing.
  24. Re: Need Advice - Bent Steering Cylinder (NH TC35A)

    Someone like the surplus center might have a cylinder that would be adaptable. Just a thought.
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    Re: PTO shaft stuck on tractor

    Well by now I wouldn't be patient anymore as my thought's would be along the line of once this thing is off it's not going back on. I would take a zip cut wheel on an angle grinder and cut the collar...
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    Re: bead breaker for rear tractor tire....

    Years ago I took a piece of heavy wall tubing and made a slide hammer for debeading tires. I've never lost the battle yet but have thoroughly worn myself out as the heavy wall is around 4 feet long.
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    Re: Welding and age

    Ok SA now you are getting beyond my abilities. :) I just wanted some tips on how to bring my welding ability back up to where it was when I was younger. Thanks for all the tips. I can "see" that I...
  28. Re: John deere 335 with a 20 h. p. kawasaki engine

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I think these engines have a fuel shut off solenoid. I would take it out and make sure the pin inside moves freely. It almost sounds like it's rusty or is not in good...
  29. Re: Wiring Diagram / Kubota 3rd Function solenoid triggers

    Well congrats on the kiddo and I can't help you with wiring diagrams or I would.
  30. Re: Wiring Diagram / Kubota 3rd Function solenoid triggers

    Actually you should be able to get away with wiring in a toggle switch that is fused and feeds power to the solenoid that gives the correct hydraulic flow. As long as no one presses the momentary...
  31. Re: Need Advice - Bent Steering Cylinder (NH TC35A)

    I bent the steering cylinder on my 4410. Not as bad as yours but it was bent. I didn't even take it off. I used a piece of 2x4 to protect the cylinder rod and bent it straight with a long bar. That...
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    This thread is getting better every day! Maybe I'm reading it all wrong but who cares. Some of the sarcasm here makes me laugh. Thank you Shield Arc!!
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    Re: PTO shaft stuck on tractor

    I've sometimes run into a situation where the splines are worn and the telescoping shaft needs to be rotated in the opposite direction to remove. The splines don't wear in the area of the groove...
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    Re: Welding and age

    From XTN

    "I'm no welder, but I've got a question.

    pmsmechanic asks, "Just wondering what others have done to counter act the effects of age on eyesight and steady hands...?"

    Why isn't the...
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    Welding and age

    I have done a lot of welding through the years and am finding as I get older that it's harder to see what I'm doing in order to lay a steady good quality bead. Just wondering what others have done to...
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    Re: Receiver drop calculation

    If you need a 3" drop you can always use a 1" riser ball on a 4" drop hitch and be right on.
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    Re: NH suction tube removal

    If it's the suction tube that you are wiggling then yes it's just held in by the friction of the o-ring. Sometimes they take a hefty pull to get out as the o-ring seems to take a set and mould itself...
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    Re: John Deere 950 power beyond

    I'm just thinking that if you looked it up an John Deere's parts website you should be able to get a pretty good picture of what you need.
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    This tread is an interesting read. I'll take advice from anyone because you never know when you'll get a gem. It can be from a pro or an amateur. I reserve the right to apply what I think is the best...
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    Re: When in gear, Tractor will not move

    Does this trator have a shuttle shift or is it all gears? Does it lake any unusual noises when you push the clutch in? Are there some electrical wires in the area of the hose you replaced? Could you...
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    Re: When in gear, Tractor will not move

    Is the engine started and running when you put it in gear. :) Honestly it sounds like it's something simple like that. Did you leave the park brake on etc? I'll give you an example. I recently threw...
  42. Thread: JD 935

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    Re: JD 935

    There is an electric clutch at the back under the motor. Either the clutch is in poor shape, or it's not getting enough power, or the belts are worn or need adjusting. There is also a belt in the...
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    Re: John Deere 4210 stuck in 4X4

    I ended up adding a shield under that area of my 4410. It was just too vulnerable to branches etc.
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    Re: Mowing around culverts

    How much water flows through that plastic culvert? if it isn't much or doesn't need to go through in a hurry I would just fill the whole area with 4-6 inch rock. The water will flow through the rock...
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    Re: welding table top what thickness needed /

    I was fortunate enough in my younger years (mid 20's) to find a 3x5 foot piece of 5/8ths flat for a welding table. It was at the back of a scrap yard and I could flip it end for end to walk it too...
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    Re: Kubota 9540 steering drifts

    Many tractors drift so I wouldn't worry about it. It's really noticeable when driving straight on a side slope.
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    Re: Hydro Top Lift Tie

    Quick attaches are cheap...
  48. Re: Massey 255 won't start after winter - help!

    I don't think it will hurt anything but I don't think that 50 amps is going to be enough to turn over an engine with a low battery. You would have to charge the battery for a while to add enough to...
  49. Re: Massey 255 won't start after winter - help!

    There shouldn't be any gell anywhere now as summer diesel only gells in cold weather. If you have blead everything as per the manual them there should be fuel in the injection pump. Try loosening...
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    Re: Skunk problem

    Forget about moth balls and shooting them, You just need a good outside dog who hates skunks. Now I would have trouble believing this but I was lucky enough to see it. We had a black lab when I was...
  51. Re: nortrac nb3500b crawer steering clutch is stuck

    I don't really know if this idea is worth a try or not. If there is evidence of heavy rusting when you pull the top cover off this probably won't work but if you take a large brass drift and hammer...
  52. Re: nortrac nb3500b crawer steering clutch is stuck

    I was working on a 4010 where the clutch was stuck. I tied the clutch pedal down and went in for super. Came out and the clutch was free. Yes I got lucky but it might work for you too. Is there some...
  53. Re: Hello, I am posting for my husband. He is physically handicapped

    Here is a quick fix that might work assuming that you have an older model of tractor. This is also assuming that the spark checks out ok as per previous posts. Before the EPA went totally stupid...
  54. Re: 2520 stalling, cranking, hard to start, then fine.

    To me it sounds like a fuel problem and you've been very thorough in checking everything out. It sure sounds like there is a fuel line air leak somewhere. Maybe try pressuring up the fuel tank with a...
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    Re: Kubota B2400 blade change problem.

    If you had an impact wrench... You might have to figure someway to hold the top pulley.
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    Re: JD 3010D Brakes

    Are the brakes grinding or chattering. It's common for JD brakes in those years of tractors to chatter. Are you using the proper hydraulic oil?
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    Re: F*ricking car salespeople.....

    My wife and I had an interesting car buying experience a few month's ago. We owned a 2011 Jetta TDI. I said to her lets see if we can trade for the same money per month. Long story short we said no...
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    Re: Jumping from skidding tractor

    I did the same thing once! I didn't have a fence to go through and the drop was only about 6 feet so I rode it out. Now when I approach a steep grade the front wheel assist gets engaged.
  59. Re: How can you tell if a PTO slip clutch is slipping correctly?

    I have a slip clutch on my rototiller. Believe me you know when it's slipping. If I get a rock caught between the tines and the frame the tines stop instantly, The tractor smokes and labours like...
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    Re: IH 424 Diesel BD154 Oil Over Full

    If you have diesel in your oil then it could also be a lift pump leak. If there is enough diesel in the oil you should be able to smell it on the dipstick.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Ariens Zoom 2352

    So I went back to the neighbors this morning armed with a suitable pliers so the I could a descent grip on the oil change fitting. A short twist to the right and I could pull the fitting out enough...
  62. Re: Ford 8N won't start. just a single click sound

    Try holding the key in the start position and tapping the solenoid. Please double check that the tractor is in neutral before you do this.
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    Oil & Fuel Ariens Zoom 2352

    Trying to change the oil for a neighbor and cannot figure out how to open the oil change fitting. It's not a drain plug. It's plastic with a few shallow grips and has a hose zip tied on. The engine...
  64. Re: How do I get that fine powdered garden soil?

    I rototill customers gardens yearly. The best gardens are the ones that people stay out of with their large equipment and regularly add organic matter. Spread newspaper between the rows and spread...
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    Re: Slip clutch vs shear pin for bush hog

    I have both. The rototiller has a slip clutch which I never check but it's always stored inside so rust isn't an issue. My rough cut mower has a sheer bolt which most of the time is ok. It get's to...
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    Re: 955 John deere with 72" deck

    Go to this web site. John Deere - Parts Catalog. In the search blank type in 955 and press find. Click on 955 compact utility tractor. It will open up another menu. At the top of the menu it have a...
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    Re: Can't get stump jumper off brush hog

    Leave your puller on and warm the hub up enough to melt wax and let it soak in. Tighten up the puller and come back the next day and repeat if it isn't off already.
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    Re: 3020 hyd leak

    Well a seal doesn't usually go that fast. I'd be looking at some of those small plastic lines. They get brittle with age. I've also had to replace the o-rings on some of that larger lines going into...
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    Re: Best Penetrating Fluid?

    I just reread the thread and realized that RedNeckRacin also posted a good idea. I've used his method a lot with very good results. Just welding a nut onto a broken off bolt is enough heat to melt...
  70. Re: Box Scraper Plans & Cutting Edge / Shank

    If you are going to build a box blade here's what I did. I built the blade to fit close to the lower links on the three point hitch. I never thought of ripper teeth or I might have added that too....
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    Quick Hitches Re: Harbor Freight Quick Hitch Issues

    I have a set of pallet forks that I had the same issue with. I just took my cutting torch and cut a slot just wide and deep enough for my top hook. You could probably do the same. If a torch isn't...
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    Re: Best Penetrating Fluid?

    I had a look at your pictures and here is what I would do. Obviously you've used your favourite penetrating liquid so I don't need to tell you more there. Next I would make 4 wedges that I would...
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    Re: CHOPPER HELP

    A friend of mine mowed his yard for years with a similar set up to what you have. He added a set of gauge wheels to each front corner on the outside of the mower. They didn't swivel and they weren't...
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    Re: Metal or plastic body?

    For me fixing is easy too but if I spend three or more hours straightening out and painting a hood when I could have been billing my time out fixing for others then it's cost me money to fix my own...
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    Re: Metal or plastic body?

    Interesting discussion. I think that each has their advantages. As for cost of production who cares. That's not my problem. I want a tractor that is reliable and still has value after I'm finished...
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    Re: 3720 Vertical Exhaust??

    Quote Originally Posted by 1S1K View Post
    Vertical exhaust is the best, I just built a stainless vertical system from the turbo out on mine with no muffler and no hole in the hood, I love it, and I...
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    Re: choice of rear finish mower

    Your choice really depends on cost...

    I don't agree with that statement. I have three 72" mowers. A Lawn Genie, a Farm King and a F-955. The F-955 will out mow the Farm King any day even after the...
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    Re: HELP welding a stub shaft

    I'm impressed! Well done and who cares how much time you spent on the job. You are that much wiser now for the next job and sometimes there's no point in putting a price on gaining wisdom.

    "Not...
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    Re: How long does a tractor snowblower last>

    Yes I'd like a report back too on how well the high density plastic works. I have a small float as I call it for leveling dirt. It's a blade with a roller behind to control the depth of cut and to...
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    Re: How long does a tractor snowblower last>

    I've often wondered if it would pay to line the blower housing with a slippery plastic just to help the blower blow further ans to prevent the housing from wearing.
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    Re: I like it Smooth (bumpy yard)

    I have two old diamond tooth harrows welded together side by side. I attach this on my 3 point hitch add some weight and when the ground is wet I harrow my lawn. It's amazing how this levels the lawn...
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    Re: Pats quick change

    I have a US post office box and shipping depot that people are welcome to use. I do bring in merchandise for others. I just don't go and pick up regularly so sometimes there is a several month wait....
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    Re: Attaching quick couplers?

    Newbury you make me laugh. I rarely have trouble hooking up hydraulic couplers. Basically only if I unhook cold and try to reattach after the weather has warmed up. The odd time I have to wrap a rag...
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    Re: Helpful neighbor!

    I just read the whole 36 pages. Wow what a read. I'm curious now so I'm just signing in. I have similar issues but with a brother so it will be interesting to see how this gets resolved. I'm very...
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    Re: Dump trailer peoblem

    We once replaced a $50 solenoid in a Massey combine with a $5 one off of a 70's Ford pickup starter. The Ford starter solenoid is only a intermittent duty solenoid but it worked quite well in a...
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    Re: 1948 ford 8n weak fire

    Is the tractor 6 volts and did you replace the coil with a 6 volt one?
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    Re: Tree Removal

    I got rid of a small stump quite easily by just crosshatching the top. I had left about 4" sticking out of the ground and I was careful with the chainsaw as I didn't want to touch the soil with the...
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    Re: Homemade 3 point Hay Spear

    This would not be hard to "fix". Just shorten the middle post under the spear and add some longer top link brackets. Nice job btw.
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    Re: Ford 3000 Hydraulics

    I have done this too, You just let your 3 point hitch down slower so that the auger can't take as big a bite as it's drilling the hole. All I do when I get stuck is screw the auger out with a big...
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    Re: 3pt hitch issue

    I'm wondering if the loader hydraulic lines have a male and female end and that they should be coupled together while the loader is off the tractor. Could also be why the seal went on the hydraulic...
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    Re: HELP welding a stub shaft

    Just did a quick search and found some that look like the ones I use. Go to this page RETAINING RING PLIERS, RETAINING RING TOOL, SNAP RING PLIERS and scroll down until you get to "Lock Ring Pliers /...
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    Re: Will a tiller actually till 8" deep?

    This thread is an interesting read. Some folks have lots of money for toys! I try and get to a garden when there is some moisture but not too much as all you get then is mud balls. I took the skid...
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    Re: Help diagnose engine issue

    Most tractors with a mechanical injection pump lope until the governor gets the rpm's under control. Unless someone else has different experiences I wouldn't worry about it.
  94. 3-Point Hitch Re: Tiller on MF 245 beating itself to pieces

    I have a lot of experience rototilling gardens. I'm on the 4th set of tines on a 660 JD tiller. I used to have so much trouble with customers packing their gardens by driving through then with their...
  95. Re: Model M John Deere, lower radiator hose cold?

    Thank you CalG. You statement was a lot more elegant than mine would have been.
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    Re: Hydraulic Coupler

    I was going to tell you to try and wash the coupler out with a can of brake clean but the fact that you lose about a quart of hydraulic fluid suggests that the ball in the coupler isn't sealing it...
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    Re: Leaking Connection .. What to do?

    Your ideas are all on track. I would take the hose off of the elbow to give yourself some more room. As to how tight... I just know by feel as you need special tools to get a torque wrench in there...
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    Re: Leaking Connection .. What to do?

    If you look inside the female coupler when the male is removed you should be able to see an o-ring. It maybe by itself or there may be a nylon backing ring in there too. Replace them both and you...
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    Re: Show What Tool You Made*

    Enjoyed this thread. Just wanted to mention that the best hand cleaner I've found is from John Deere. The green stuff made with soybean oil. Works awesome with NO grit to kill your hands.
  100. Re: Model M John Deere, lower radiator hose cold?

    RickB Fair enough as I don't have a lot of recent experience with model M's.
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