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    FrankenFarmall

    You might get a kick out of this 1936 Farmall that has been crossed with a 1969 Camaro. ...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbJ_SXaS--k ......Gary
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    Re: Half Ton Trucks & Brakes

    Yes. This was the reason for my original question as these newer 1/2 ton trucks will continue to blur the lines that 3/4 and 1 ton trucks use to hold in towing capability. Smaller diesel engines will...
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    Re: Half Ton Trucks & Brakes

    Pat - Thank you for sharing your cross country towing experience with a newer F150. .....Gary
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    About 6 yrs ago I rented a large wood chipper...

    About 6 yrs ago I rented a large wood chipper that did not have trailer brakes. I didn't have far to go but at times that 5800 lbs chipper was pushing me. Won't make that mistake again. Our state has...
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    Re: Half Ton Trucks & Brakes

    Glad to hear that the brakes are better now than ever.
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    Re: ordered me a new dodge eco diesel today

    Looks like Chrysler has asked for a production increase at VM on the small diesel to meet demand. ........ http://www.autonews.com/article/20140707/OEM01/307079960/chrysler-seeks-more-diesels...
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    Half Ton Trucks & Brakes

    With the newer 1/2 ton trucks are the brake systems sufficient for the tow ratings? The Eco-diesel RAM and Eco-Boost F150 got me to thinking are the brakes upgraded in these trucks for the tow...
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    Re: Deckover dump trailer option choice

    The drop down side can be an advantage if you wish to load from the side with forks. At least some kind of wind mechanism can be helpful in getting the right height for coupling.
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    Re: ordered me a new dodge eco diesel today

    Congrats southerndeere ! Look forward to your impressions as you start to drive this new truck. Share pics when you can........Cheers, Gary
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    I like the safety tag saying stay 100m away.

    I like the safety tag saying stay 100m away.
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    Would love to test drive an eco-diesel RAM near me but there are none on the lots according to the RAM truck finder. For my area diesel prices fluctuate during the year. In the winter it seems to...
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    HDSelf - Do you have any dealer support on the...

    HDSelf - Do you have any dealer support on the issue? I looked pretty closely at the DF vineyard tractors last year which were also known to have the speed sensor issue when I talked to owners in the...
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    Flail Mower Re: Help with Selecting a Flail Mower

    They are well made units and thus cost a little more but not out of line with others. One benefit is they are designed and manufactured in Oregon.
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    Flail Mower Re: Help with Selecting a Flail Mower

    1026mrg - One of the things you mentioned in the followup is the ability for this mower to cut brush when converting to field use. Based on that I think you need to consider the diameter of the...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    Regardless of what you think about the different brands I do think the Ecodiesel will be a big enough hit so that all truck manufacturers will take notice. That means they will pay attention to the...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    This last Friday an equipment distributor that I do business with from Ontario came to deliver a tractor attachment. Turns out his vehicle is the new Ram 1500 Ecodiesel in crew cab config. He...
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    Re: Cordless Power Tools - Escalating Costs

    It's never that simple. Going with a choice of generator will support other activities besides an angle drill. I have some significant vineyard tasks and equipment maintenance coming up that would...
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    Re: Cordless Power Tools - Escalating Costs

    Just popped back to check and see what folks have written. Thanks for all the replies. I'm leaning towards the small generator and corded tools for most jobs on my property and then a light duty...
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    Cordless Power Tools - Escalating Costs

    A little bit of a rant on my part after tool shopping yesterday. I'm in need of a close quarters cordless right angle drill to drill and fasten some parts onto my narrow vineyard tractor. I was...
  20. Re: 12v Accessory Outlet .... How Best to Do on Tractor?

    I found the following 12v seller through Ebay........ 12 volt DC Accessories . They have some unusual 12v accessories. I went with their small housed 12v outlet as I was having a hard time locating a...
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    Re: Differential Lock Staying On

    DJ54 - Thank you for the reply and information on troubleshooting. Yes it is a simple 2 pole switch. I will test the switch later today. ....Cheers, Gary
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    Re: Differential Lock Staying On

    Had a discussion early this morning with a mechanic at Paige Equipment in Williamson NY who supports Landini service. He was very helpful and instructive on leading me through what to check first and...
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    Differential Lock Staying On

    Could use some experienced help from members for me to understand what might be going on with Landini Mistral 50. Today my spouse and I were post pounding vineyard posts when we noticed the diff lock...
  24. Re: 12v Accessory Outlet .... How Best to Do on Tractor?

    Thank you for the ideas guys. In my previous search for threads on the topic I did come across the suggestion for using the trailer adapter and using a plastic sleeve to protect the wires. My trailer...
  25. 12v Accessory Outlet .... How Best to Do on Tractor?

    Within the next few days I will be putting in a 12v 15amp outlet somewhere on the back end of my Landini tractor. I'm thinking of running 12 gauge wire from the battery back with power side having an...
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    Re: Highway Products vs Weatherguard tool boxes

    Highway Products - Good to hear about having an east coast distribution point. I did know that you can purchase from a distance. One of my points is that if people can't see them and check them out...
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    Re: Highway Products vs Weatherguard tool boxes

    Take a look into some of the truck forums and you will find that the Highway Products boxes end up as one of the top recommended products. Their western location makes them difficult to see out here...
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    CT6040 - You're not between a rock and hard...

    CT6040 - You're not between a rock and hard place. I have 5 acres with 10 planned. Last year I purchased a Landini Mistral(50hp) for $12,000 with 350 hrs. It has mfwd, 3scvs, creeper gears and...
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    Re: ram 6.4 hemi

    Very nice looking truck. Congrats. As time passes by report back in on how it is performing......Cheers, Gary
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    Re: How my afternoon went the other day

    Late to the party as usual. Glad there were no injuries in the accident. Florida has many New Englanders(Yankee & Red Sox fans) along with a good dose of eastern Canadians. A point was made that the...
  31. Re: Why you should slow down in snowy conditions.

    Remember the meteor fragment shooting across the sky in Russia that was caught on several dash cams? Well that brought out a discussion of "why so many dash cams in Russia?". The answer was that...
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    Re: My new PJ 14K trailer

    It seemed to me that most states, maybe not all, have adopted the federal regs which is an GVWR combo over 26K lbs triggers the CDL. The exceptions are the hazardous materials transport, people...
  33. Re: Why you should slow down in snowy conditions.

    Looks like this horrific accident was somewhere in Russia. I'm surprised at the speeds and that there is no separation between opposing traffic lanes. Clearly points out that riding on the snow strip...
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    This Ended Badly !

    Came across this Youtube video showing the perils of towing in Norway. Looks like the trucker knew to get out in a hurry.
    Tow Truck Accident In Northern Norway - YouTube
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    Re: My new PJ 14K trailer

    Sterff - Did you register your trailer with a lower load rating because your tow vehicle GVWR is over 12K?....Gary
  36. Will the design and technology ideas be borrowed...

    Will the design and technology ideas be borrowed from the caddie division? Pics look like a meaner version of the caddie sports sedan with slight rounding of fender lines.
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    Re: Offroad Normand Trailer Purchase

    They do offer a manual pump or electric pump for the dump function so that you can pull it with an ATV and dump.....Gary
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    Offroad Normand Trailer Purchase

    Since there are not many posts about Normand products( Company Normand - History ) and less so for their trailers I thought I would share my recent purchase of a small vineyard trailer.

    My...
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    Re: Anyone Build a Simple 3 Pt Hitch Crane?

    Failed to mention that I need the boom to swivel over the post which would be offset 3.5-4 ft from tractor center. One of the things I'm looking at are the game hoists that hunters use.
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    Re: Anyone Build a Simple 3 Pt Hitch Crane?

    Most commercial booms I have seen go out rather than up. Each post is 8ft and will pound it in 2 ft to an above ground height of 6 ft. If I had it 8ft above ground with 2ft of chain then I could get...
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    Re: Anyone Build a Simple 3 Pt Hitch Crane?

    That's a misprint on that website. It uses 7-12 gpm.
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    Anyone Build a Simple 3 Pt Hitch Crane?

    I'm looking for ideas to have a 70lb hydraulic post driver( see Atlas Copco ... LPD-RV: Hydraulic post driver with remote valve - Atlas Copco USA) hanging from a chain to pound in vineyard line...
  43. Box Scraper Re: Replacing Box Blade - which to get? Gannon BB (76HB) vs EA BB (XTreme Duty 78")

    Renze makes a great suggestion. Use it first and see if it needs anything before painting. BTW I love my Gannon box blade with hydraulic scarifers. It is heavy which helps in moving soil/gravel...
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Acreage per hour question

    Irsmun - Clearly depends on what you're cutting and the terrain you're traveling on. I would suggest starting with a conservative number based on a cost per hour you wish to achieve and then charge...
  45. Re: Kubota hydraulic dump trailer ?... anyone

    It looks like the Kubota example you show is an off-road trailer. If that is the case there are several manufacturers of off-road dump trailers/wagons of which many are in Ontario & Quebec. Most make...
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    Re: Question on 3 point hitch post drives?

    Not sure about a 1/4 inch tolerance requirement but yes most posts are driven straight and aligned very well. Most pro fencers and vineyard managers drive posts without a pilot hole for speed....
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    Posthole Digger Re: Need 3pt hitch post hole digger

    One followup question regarding post hole digger type. It seems to me that the bucket tractor attachment Danuser would allow for angled holes whereas the 3pt hitch type would not...is that correct?...
  48. Re: Anyone use a compact boom or side mount mower?

    Sysop - I just purchased a standard Ferri flail mower but their bread and butter is slope and boom mowers....Ferri America - World Leader In Mower Technology ... There is a member of this forum that...
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    Re: Seeder Questions

    This Fall I would be planting winter rye with some tillage radish in some areas. Other areas would receive hard fescues. Might do some buckwheat next summer in areas going through alternating cover...
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    Seeder Questions

    I'm searching for a seeder that will do alternating cover crops of grass and legumes with the possibility of wildflowers later on 4-5 ft strips 800 ft long over 5 acres. When I look at the used...
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    Re: Single Disc Hiller Add-On

    So I found the hiller disc assembly on Agri-Supply but they do not carry brackets. I did find that Compact Tractor Attachments & Lawn and Garden Tractor Hitches carries hiller brackets but is there...
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    Single Disc Hiller Add-On

    I'm looking to add a single disc to the outside of my S-type cultivator so that the soil on the edges is thrown up into a row. Does anything like this exist? I'm expecting a bracket attachment with...
  53. Re: Flail Mower Gear Oil - Compatibility & Substitute?

    Thanks David for the reply. Yes I only see GL-5 at local tractor and auto supply stores and it does come in multigrade. My gearbox was at fill level so I will probably get a quart or two of synthetic...
  54. Re: What's the median age of vehicles in your household?

    Autos between spouse and myself are 10 and 15 yrs old which puts us at 12.5 yrs. Too many factors to understand broad generalizations. I'm expecting our cars will be 14 and 17 yrs before a...
  55. Flail Mower Gear Oil - Compatibility & Substitute?

    Just assembled my new Ferri flail mower and before use I will lube and check gear oil level. In looking at the the users handbook they specify an ISO VG 220 - SAE 90W gear oil. When I look locally at...
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    Re: Ferri MT140 Flail Mower

    leonz - Thank you for the reminders and tips. I've read the manual tonight and will read again as I assemble it tomorrow. I appreciate the points about checking oil and greasing the areas required....
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    Ferri MT140 Flail Mower

    Just took shipment of a Ferri MT140 flail mower from Ford Distributing. They had a terrific sale on this mower and they did a nice job answering all my questions and arranging the sale and shipment. ...
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    Re: Hydraulic Hose Removal

    Looks very familiar. As mentioned before this is a push in and pull out quickly. It maybe troublesome but it will give. Personally, I do find that these get tougher to pull as each year passes...
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    Re: Rear Remote Pressure Question

    Thank you JJ that's what I was thinking might be the answer. The valve that I saw that is preset for 2000 psi is the following..... Surplus Center - WJL-50-2000 HYD RELIEF VALVE . Any difference in...
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    Rear Remote Pressure Question

    I'm in the process of purchasing a hydraulic tool that is rated for a working pressure of 1500-2000psi. I'm looking to plug this into one of my rear remote sets. I have not yet tested my rear remote...
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    Re: Atlas Copco Post Driver

    A very nice slick homemade solution for shorter posts...... Post Driver - YouTube ......Gary
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    Re: Atlas Copco Post Driver

    I'm intrigued by the electric demo hammer idea as I have a welder who could modify it for me. However it brings up the question of how many foot pounds of impact energy is required. Many of these...
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    Re: Atlas Copco Post Driver

    I had seen that one many years ago and looked again but besides needing a compressor to haul around it is too narrow of a diameter for my posts. Anything that can drive oil pipe is pretty much fair...
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    Re: Atlas Copco Post Driver

    Leonz - Thanks for the questions. Line posts are to be no farther apart than 24ft but it is recommended that 18-20 ft is the target especially for high wind areas like mine. I have 36 rows at ~770ft...
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    Re: Atlas Copco Post Driver

    One thing I did not mention is that I had the plants planted by a laser system which means the plants go in first and trellis later. Additionally, my planting is a high density(7 ft rows by 4 ft...
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    Re: Atlas Copco Post Driver

    There seems to be differences in the way in which many of these drivers/hammers take a stroke and recoil....many small blows or fewer bigger blows. I am leaning towards the fast small stroke type...
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    Re: Atlas Copco Post Driver

    The high flow rate in gpm is a misprint. The unit for open and closed systems is 5-8 gpm. My concern is the max pressure of my little Landini hydraulics is 2600psi which is higher than there...
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    Atlas Copco Post Driver

    Turns out that I have about 1400 vineyard lineposts(8 ft metal) to install pretty soon over a 5 acre area and I have been pouring over my options. If I can I may just push them in with a channel beam...
  69. Re: Jump Pack Jump Starters.....Recommendation Please

    Sounds like the air compressor portion is a waste of upcharge dollars. For my use it seems limited to places my Landini might get to(vineyard rows) that I can't get another vehicle close to it for...
  70. Re: Jump Pack Jump Starters.....Recommendation Please

    Thank you for the information and suggestions. My uses are more for (1) top off tractor tires(Landini Mistral & JD 5325), (2) cranking over the Landini, JD, and Ford F150, (3) running Jasco...
  71. Jump Pack Jump Starters.....Recommendation Please

    I know diddley squat about battery jump starters and whether there is much of a difference besides peak and cranking amps. I'm thinking about buying one for the farm which would also have the air...
  72. Canon - Takes A Washing & Keeps On Clicking

    Well it finally happened. My spouse washed and dried my camera ! She uses my, now hers, pocket Canon ELPH 300hs to take macro photos in our vineyard. She stuffs it into her zippered pocket of her...
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    Re: Snake Loves Box Blade !

    Maybe it's the tropical storms and hurricanes that send them to higher ground!
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    Re: Snake Loves Box Blade !

    Maybe it's the tropical storms and hurricanes that send them to higher ground!
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    Re: Snake Loves Box Blade !

    Got to give that cat a decadent treat.....and your spouse did something mine would never do. My hats off to her!

    Just this past week one of the rare copperheads in our region bit a young girl...
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    Italoswede Pic

    Here's a pic . Was a tight fit to get the seat in. Blue and yellow go well with each other. I must admit it's not the most comfortable seat but a definite improvement over the original that was...
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    Well my JD dealer came through. Turns out he has...

    Well my JD dealer came through. Turns out he has a shipping container half full of used JD parts including seats. I came away with a nice seat out of a zero turn mower. My metal shop guy made an...
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    Re: Need New Tractor Seat Suggestions

    Thanks guys. I've come to the conclusion that black seats are the common currency for non Deere tractors and that when you want to upgrade with an aftermarket seat that some adapting in required. I...
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    Need New Tractor Seat Suggestions

    My new to me Landini Mistral had a very very sun cracked seat that needs replacing. The safety belt is also broken. It's a narrow seat assembly and I'm looking to replace the entire unit with...
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    Toolbox for Short Bed Truck

    After reading through many previous posts here and truck sites I have focused on Weather Guard truck bed tool boxes for across the bed behind the cab. I'm considering the full size extra wide box for...
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    Re: Small Dump Trailer Recs?

    In looking around a bit more it appears that Jim's Farm Equipment in Gallipolis, OH offers a Pro-Haul dump trailer similar to the Pronovost P503 that they make themselves. Any experience out there on...
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    Small Dump Trailer Recs?

    As of yesterday we finished planting a 5 acre vineyard with narrow 7 ft rows. I'm on the hunt for a small dump trailer that will attach to my small Landini Mistral 50 and fit easily down the 7ft...
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    It's Back or It's a New Snake !

    While retrieving tools from my tool box I noticed the black snake again. This is probably 30 ft from my box blade. He moved very little over a 3 hr period. Probably just soaking in the sun warmth on...
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    Re: Snake Loves Box Blade !

    Yep. Love those king snakes. I was Cali kid and that's when I fell in love with snakes and lizards. The gopher and bull snakes were a bit more aggressive when disturbed or pursued. Experienced many a...
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    Snake Loves Box Blade !

    Yesterday, late in the day, I went around and sprayed the yellowjackets in all the nooks and crannies of my outdoor equipment. Well while spraying the boxed scarifer bar of the Gannon box blade I...
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    Re: Adding Flow Control Valve - Where & How?

    Thanks for the replies. Have been away for a couple of days. I think I was over-thinking the solution by trying to cut into the SCV line delivering the lower flow while still retaining use of the...
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    Re: Adding Flow Control Valve - Where & How?

    JJ - Thanks for the answers. The unit I'm looking at is the following.... Clemens GmbH & Co. KG | Weinbautechnik - Kellereitechnik - Tankbau . It is a mechanical weeder that uses a hydraulic valve...
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    Adding Flow Control Valve - Where & How?

    I haven't really thought about the hydraulic systems on my tractor as much as I should have but I'm faced with a hydraulic modification for a "new to me" tractor(Landini Mistral 50) I'm getting mid...
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    Re: Deutz Tractors?

    Just returned home from a visit to the Rochester area to test drive an Agroplus F420 and get a feel for the build quality, features, and ergonomics with the idea that the S version(need the 54in...
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    Scary Deere All Terrain 8295R

    Not sure if someone has posted this before, or the owner of this rig visits here, but this Deere 8295R offroad buggy is scary. I can almost see the resemblance to my JD greenster ...... Nastiest John...
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    Re: Deutz Tractors?

    Hi Robert - There is a NY Deutz-Fahr dealer near Rochester. It is Paige Equipment. I have been talking to them about the Agroplus S series for my new vineyard here in CT. One thing I know is that the...
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    Welcome Duane ! I've been comparing vineyard...

    Welcome Duane ! I've been comparing vineyard tractors and at this point a DF Agroplus S420 is leading my choices. If all goes well I'll probably place the order in early April. One hiccup I've...
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    Van Wamel Flail Mowers - Perfect W

    Previous to posting this I searched the attachment archives and found no hits for Van Wamel flail mowers. I'm guessing that I missed a few posts somewhere on this forum site. At the moment I'm...
  94. Re: Bought a heavier duty truck today at a yard sale

    Did your wife get a finder's fee? She deserves one for pulling you out into public........Cheers, Gary
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    Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee DIESEL

    I'm in this boat. As I get older my money is appropriated for farm related expenses. Thus in a few years I will be able to afford that vehicle I lusted after 10 yrs ago. My spouse will continue to...
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    Re: Straight Fence Line? Long Distance...

    Keith - I recently did what you have done for a 850 ft run on relatively level ground and it worked well. In my case I was setting up vineyard boundaries for me to develop a tiling grid. The straight...
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    Re: moving rock walls

    I just finished removing a 1000' rock wall that was composed of large rocks pushed off an ag field to a section of desirable size wall making rocks. I had to move mine to widen a vineyard and at the...
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    Re: Truck Cab & Chassis Question

    Your suggestions have prompted me to look deeper into what choices I would be faced with in PTO options and lift mechanism and the relationship to bed height. To come to grasp with some of the PTO...
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    Re: Truck Cab & Chassis Question

    Thanks for the replies thus far. Yes, I do not have a CDL.

    I'm looking at the F550 and F650 sizes...so is it safe to say that most if not all have PTO provision? The F550 has advantages of 4WD...
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    Truck Cab & Chassis Question

    I'm looking ahead a bit on this question but I anticipate the need for adding a farm multipurpose truck(dump & transport). I have a local guy who reasonably makes custom beds to meet job...
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