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    Re: Brake Controllers

    To assure that the trailer to truck connector stays put, I tie some bailing twine that makes sure they stay in place.
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    Re: Adjusting a tiller

    Same here. Sometimes I've used the Middlebuster, sometimes the Moldboard Plow, and sometimes the rippers on the Box Blade. It depends on the situation or what happens to be on the 3 pt. Then I...
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    Re: Marines Going to Hollow Point Bullets

    My only experience with military, was in basic training. But seems to me that pistols like the 45 or 9mm are for close range fighting, such that knock down is king. And that one would not be...
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    Re: Adjusting a tiller

    I have re-thunk this matter, and have noticed that you and Walking are talking about 6 foot tillers used on acres. I stand corrected.:)
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    Re: Adjusting a tiller

    To my knowledge there are many 4 tine per flange tillers out there that do professional work. Although six sounds better than four, the difference may be minimal.....:2cents: Four tines make me...
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    Mowing Re: Anti - Scalping Caster Wheel Problems

    I think your model of MMM is a floating deck. Thus the wheels are not suppose to ride on the ground. But rather, the wheels are suppose to ride higher than the height level that you select,...
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    Re: Does anybody buy ammo online?

    Thanks, Dr Z. Think I'll get the old stuff out and look it over.......or save it as a collectors item.:laughing:
    Cheers,
    Mike
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    Re: The Sorry State of Today's Journalism

    Trail by TV and cameras. The political slant of journalism caters to the left. Even in Ferguson the trial didn't matter. Those who want to bring our country down use the media of all sorts to...
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    Re: Does anybody buy ammo online?

    Forgive me for being outdated. I haven't shot or bought ammo in 30-40 years. But I do have some Remington and Winchester 22LR ammo that old. Is that old ammo still good? Does Remington or...
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    Re: BX balast box size?

    daves1708.......Hi,
    Check you e-mail. I've got one to sell.
    Cheers,
    Mike
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    Re: Old Geezer Joke

    Chuckles to y'all from an old geezer.:laughing:
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    Re: high level intro to brake controllers?

    That Prodigy P2 should work in both trucks if they are wired for it (tow package), as I understand it. I don't think that a relay is even needed, IIRC. You may need to add a fuse in the box under...
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    Re: New Member Wish List

    Welcome to TBN, Rusty. My advice is to get a tractor big enough to do all your anticipated chores. Thus, not only will the tractor serve you for a long time, but the attachments will fit for a...
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    Re: What do you do with your FEL Tooth Bar?

    DocDryden, If you want the Piranha TB, I'd check with Harry first (BX-Expanded). The thickness of your bucket edge might be an issue. I leave my Piranha bar on the FEL all the time, for snow,...
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    Re: Hello from Stilwell Kansas

    Welcome MikeBo.....from just north of you. If you know about tractors and other stuff, good......share it. If you don't.....we'll share it.:)
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    Re: Kubota BX 2660 Mower will not raise

    IIRC the MMM "height adjustment" is a round knob between your legs on the floor board. If it is jammed, then one can not raise the deck. You have to fool with it to get it unjammed. Usually the...
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    Re: B2920 Hydraulic cap issues

    My B2620 is now 3 years old with the FEL and the MMM. Those color coded caps seem to swell after awhile and won't stay on. So I've been taking some tin foil squares that I cut to fit over the...
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    Mowing Re: Unlevel mower deck

    On my B2620 with a 60 inch deck the MMM lift arms have adjustments....IIRC. This deck is the "floating" style.
  19. Thread: Cost per bale

    by oldballs
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    Re: Cost per bale

    It's interesting to read this thread. I don't know anything about haying and don't intend to start. On the other hand I do buy 10-15 bales of wheat straw for gardening and for the fall "Hay"...
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    Re: Would You Accept This As New

    I bought a new BX several years ago. I don't know how, but the engine and compartment was covered with what looked like a salt residue. I can't image how it got that way but kept it. It also had a...
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    Re: f350 5.4l stalling problem

    Back in the 70's I went to a motorcycle repair shop that had a sign......." our rates are $25 per hour.........$50 per hour if you have worked on it".:o
  22. Thread: B2920

    by oldballs
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    Re: B2920

    To my knowledge the recent 2009 up BX models have a screen, but the B23, 26, 29 models don't. And if the OE manual doesn't show one, there must not be one...........would be my thinking anyway.
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    Re: Rear box blade for 2650

    Heck if you do and heck if you don't. I wish that ETA had recommended that heavier and wider BB when I bought one. But, the 26 HP Kubota is probably in the middle of what is most efficient. ...
  24. Thread: B2920

    by oldballs
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    Re: B2920

    I don't think it has a transmission screen.
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    Re: Advice on attracting Purple Martins?

    Well, that's good news, and maybe I'll get a good Martin box yet.....you know, one that can be easily serviced. My last box sat on top of our abandoned wooden basket ball post. Getting on a...
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    Re: Advice on attracting Purple Martins?

    My Dad always had Purple Martins and I do love to watch and hear them. However, I have as many as 20 Blue Birds along with many other native birds that enjoy the space that God has given me. Thus...
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    Re: plowin' pictures as promised

    Enjoyed your pictures, Allen. Cheers to you and your Dad. That's one flat land you got there.....flatter than Kansas.
    Mike
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    Re: Backyard Shed for BX Tractor

    How's that ShelterLogic working out, Looking4new?

    There are some beautiful, spacious buildings shown above, but here's my thinking.

    My BX and now B2620 have been mostly under tarps for the past...
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    Re: Truck Bed Protection

    Bought new, my '99 SuperDuty has a 1/2" rubber custom mat (6.5 ft bed). It's sort of a garage queen, but has done a lot of work too. About once every other year I pull the mat, wash and rewax the...
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    Re: Selling tools, need advice on pricing

    JD, your post makes me sad. I've got a lot of the similar power and hand tools that have been well cared for. So far my only option seems to be to rent a U-Haul and see if I can take it all with...
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    Re: b series options

    I'll bet that you will be a happy camper. The 2620 & 2920 are tried and proven. The 2920 is big enough and small enough to probably do everything that you ask of it. At least that is my...
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    Re: bigtoolrack/ballast on a b series?

    I have a Kubota ballast box and leave it empty so as to muscle it around as needed. When I'm ready to use it I load it with junk truck wheel discs, large rocks etc. I'm frequently changing the...
  33. Re: How to safely discharge a HVAC start/run capacitor?

    We test hundreds of capacitors a year and the screw driver is the method we use. Our capacitance meter just died, so we ordered another one. If you don't discharge the cap first, the meter will not...
  34. Re: How to safely discharge a HVAC start/run capacitor?

    It's fun to read about you young fellas raising families. Been there and done all that toilet, capacitor, etc., stuff. I still have a melted wrench head and gnarled snake to remind of those days....
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    I was on the pistol team when in college. I had to take the public transportation to and from school. I carried my Hi-Standard 22 in a soft leather zippered case right along with my books (before...
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    Tiller Re: rta 12 landpride tiller 58 inch

    I've had an RTA1250 on my B2620 for about three years now. Besides doing several large gardens, I found it to be handy when excavating areas that I tore up with the box blade. It made...
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    Mowing Re: BX mowing deck "gear box" oil change

    On my first time doing the gear box lube change, I asked the dealer service rep how they do it. He replied that they suck it out....something like Stanton's method I guess, but probably with some...
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    Mowing Re: BX mowing deck "gear box" oil change

    I used Kubota's 80W-90 Gear Lube (GL5). The RCK 60 B-23BX owner's 2009 manual says use SAE 90 API GL5 Gear Oil. Any brand that meets that description should work. Some owners prefer...
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    Mowing Re: BX mowing deck "gear box" oil change

    416360
    If you have a FEL or Boom Pole you can hang it like this to get a good drain. There still some mess however.
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    Re: f350 5.4l stalling problem

    I think there is a sensor in the rear end that also effects the transmission. But a code read should tell for sure.
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    Re: Trailer Lights Not Working

    I had similar problems that turned out to be in the trailer to truck connection. There was corrosion in the connectors...............and it seem to work only when I tied some bailing twine to the...
  42. Re: Greasing BX 60" deck. How much? Kinda confused.

    ......What kcender said. The BX 60inch mower OE manual doesn't say how much. It just says to grease the illustrated zerks. Back in 2009 my MMM would not take any grease on one zerks called the...
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    Re: Breaking in new B2650HST

    If I remember correctly, the manual said something like "just don't run it wide open" for the first 50 hours.. That's how I interpreted it anyway. Having bought mine in the summer, I ran it mowing...
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    Re: UPS Shipping Costs Lately?

    An acquaintance told me the same thing; and that a fuel sur-charge was added as well, even with the extended drop in fuel prices. Go figure.
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    Re: Weather forcing people to move?

    Wow, Roy, it seems like you just got there in Vermont. I'll bet you haven't even got all the boxes unpacked. But time does fly bye.
    Cheers,
    Mike
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    Re: Anyone ever shot a buzzard?

    I've had a few take shots at me, but haven't been hit yet.:D
  47. Re: Any bets on which State will be the next doper State?

    Obviously many people can not control their use of alcohol. How many drunk drivers have killed someone.................obviously more than all the terrorist and nut job attacks combined. That's...
  48. Re: roto tillers; land pride vs king butter vs woods

    My experience tells me that it is not likely that a LP RTA1258 would sell as low as $1300.......more like about $2000. It is a good tiller however and any one of the above would probably serve you...
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    Re: Running out of Diesel

    Welcome, Brian in Ozarks, to TBN. In an old Plymouth without a functioning gauge, I just had to keep track of the mileage. On a tractor, I guess you'll just have to look into the tank, or keep it...
  50. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    It doesn't make any difference to me. I have at least one friend who can't read (his wife does it for him) but he is quite talented musically, with tractors and manual labor. It is obvious if one...
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    Re: Diesel prices in your area?

    Hey Mrph, I think you need your hearing checked.:D
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    Re: Battery Tender

    +1.....same experience here....but they(2 of 'em)...did last till just beyond the warranty.
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    Re: Watch Out for UPS Shipping Pricing

    Yeah, and how about those fuel sur-charges?.........now that fuel prices have been low for some time.
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    Re: Do Trickle Chargers Really work....

    Yeah, and the older (heavier) one will last longer than the lighter one.....in my experience.....but still not as long as the Deltran.....in my experience.
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    Re: Do Trickle Chargers Really work....

    I've used a Deltran Battery Tender ($50) for about 8 years now. Then I decided to get a couple of the Schumacher ($20) brand to save a few bucks. The Schumacher brand crapped out just over the...
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    Re: Are you "lucky"if you have a secure retirement?

    Ditto, I have good health and peace of mind. It doesn't get better than that.
    Cheers,
    Mike
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    Re: Price Check on Kubota BX2660

    If it is any help, I traded my 2009 BX2660 with 60" MMM & FEL to a dealer in 2012 for $10,000. It also had a tooth bar, fan protector and about 325 hrs. It was in fine condition with no dings. ...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: B2920 front axle dipstick stuck?

    The BX model and my M2620 has the same stick on the front axle. They do fit tight and do have an O-ring seal; but it will pull out if'n you can get enough grunt on it some way. After doing a...
  59. Thread: Cucumber seed

    by oldballs
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    Re: Cucumber seed

    Since we're on the subject, I like to grow my cukes vertical on nylon netting. They are easy to find (pick) and are clean. You can use anything to make the frame for the net. I use metal fence...
  60. Re: Cutting Grade - CUT, BB and FEL Do the Job?

    Although I've never done such a chore, it sounds doable to me. As I understand it the rippers will break up the dirt and the BB + the FEL can move the dirt to the place of your choice. Probably...
  61. Thread: Cucumber seed

    by oldballs
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    Re: Cucumber seed

    If I remember rightly, Walmart has Ferry-Morris and Burpee seed displays and even one for "Organic" growers. Some are for pickling and some are for fresh. After that, some are seedless, some...
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    Re: Newby from Mo.

    Welcome Rocky. Come on over to the Missouri Roll Call if you like to shoot the bull. The TBN forums in general are quite helpful. My next neighbor just started raising those Alpacas. .. never...
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    Re: 10 years old this week

    Should be good for another 10 years. Now, how about you?:D
    Cheers,
    Mike
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    Re: Milwaukee power tools

    That's where I got a replacement battery for my Milwaukee 18 volt....was $70 in 2010...the rebuilt OE would be $45 back then. It was a Rayovac "Ultra Pro"....2000mAh NiCd...the spec for my...
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    Re: Just bought my first tractor!

    Good luck with your new venture, Roman. Looks like you got a fair deal. Maybe that water in the hydraulics was condensation from sitting outside with wide temperature changes. All should be...
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    Re: The reality of aluminum body panels.

    I've read some of the 175 responses, but my questions are: How much weight is saved on any comparable model? Did it really make that much of a difference in mpg? And isn't the truck weight a...
  67. Re: How to gauge your trailer's tongue weight on an ongoing basis

    I think there are quite a few who have small trailers that are used to pull some lawn gear to grandma's house.....thus the trailer is small and so is the ball....and the tongue weight probably isn't...
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    Re: Tractor leaf hauler

    Looks handy to me, and would be good for other yard debris even if it was hand loaded.
    Cheer,
    Mike
  69. Re: How to gauge your trailer's tongue weight on an ongoing basis

    My experience over the past 15 years with a 12 foot, 8M, tandem axle trailer is that it hasn't made much of a difference regardless of the load. Sometimes I have evenly loaded 3 tons of gravel. ...
  70. Thread: HST pedal

    by oldballs
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    Re: HST pedal

    That does sound like some kind of obstruction, but there is also a grease fitting there that might need some attention.
  71. Re: January, 2015 Member of the Month: Brandi Williams

    What an accomplished gal. Congratulations.
    Cheers,
    Mike
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    Re: Official 4,000,000th Post Contest!

    February 3rd 0600 hrs
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    Re: Question for the rock and gravel guys

    Gregfender has gotten the advice that he needed. But here's a funny story for us "rock & gravel guys".

    I had bought several tons of ornamental rock (pebbles 1-3 inch) to put around the...
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    Re: Anyone planted spuds yet?

    Saint Patrick's Day, March 17th, is the day I shoot for here. After about 40 years of potato planting, there was only one year when the plants were up and killed by frost. I'm still eating last...
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    Re: 3pt or stand alone chipper/shredder ?

    You could look at MacKissic Inc. for a commercial rated towable chipper/shredder. I have used their smallest towable model on my three acres for seven years and have been very pleased with its...
  76. Re: Would your wife notice if you got a new tractor?

    This sounds to me like she's testing you. You'd better own up to it gladehound while you still have time.:ashamed:
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    Spreader Re: Shredded Leaves/Sticks

    That's kinda what I had in mind. After looking a little harder, I found a place under a row of cedar trees to spread it out to help prevent erosion. So I'm good for now. If I was an...
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    Spreader Shredded Leaves/Sticks

    I've run out of places to hand spread shredded leaves/sticks in my garden and various paths around the place. Is there an attachment that will dispense this material behind my tractor into open...
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    Price Check Re: Price check: Kubota B2620 (used)

    Brand new, I bought a B2620 with FEL and MMM @ $17,400 in 2012; but no BH. At 150 hours and decent shape you may be getting a deal of a lifetime, if you can figure the proper price. Hope this...
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    Re: Loyalty to Local Dealership? ??

    Being just another Joe Schmuck, I bought an expensive tractor from a distant dealer due to the price difference. However, in the long run the local dealer, with whom I maintained rapport, probably...
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    Re: B2650 and very cold weather

    My B2620 doesn't even get much warmer when running in the summer, using the MMM for several hours. But in past winters ( no snow this year) it even runs cooler than that when doing snow. Below...
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    Re: brake pads 2012 f-150

    Not being expert, I wonder if it is necessary to even turn the rotors on an OE F--250....that is if they are not scored? Just put some new pads on.
  83. Re: Kubota BX-2200 - Release Tension of the Deck

    IIRC, wear some gloves........grab the belt......pull up while turning at the idler pulley ....and it will come right off. Now the "bit of a b***" is getting it back on next spring. Some MMM...
  84. Re: Ballast Box B8160 quick hitch compatible?

    In 2009 I had a set of "EZ Hitch" that had the same problem that the above PATS has. The company rep said that I could saw that top interference off, as it would then slip in there. Well that...
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    Re: Tractor Insurance

    Bluesteel, you got me to thinking about my coverage. So I got the policy out. Most of my concern was with liability, but my HO does show that the tractor/attachments are also covered for fire,...
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    Re: FEL Bucket Hooks

    You'll have to judge for yourself what combo that you think you'd like. In reviewing bucket hooks, you'll find every possible combination of weld on, bolt on and placement of 5/16, 3/8 hooks, and...
  87. Re: Lifespan of a newer Deere tractor - how long do you expect your tractor to last?

    I'll be serious now....

    I bought a new tractor of a reputable brand and dealer so as not to wonder how long this thing is going to last. I'm of such an age that I had the money (finally to buy...
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    Re: Tractor Insurance

    I can tell you what I did on the subject, but you'd be further ahead if you did a search on the subject and learn a lot more about the subject.... from many of the TBN'ers who have already been...
  89. Re: Lifespan of a newer Deere tractor - how long do you expect your tractor to last?

    It'll last longer than I will, so what difference does it make! :cool: Oh, you were talking about a Deere..., in that case I can't comment.;)
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    Re: Stihl ms261 problem

    I gotta sympathize with CJBota,. having had the same experience. After using Homelites for about 40 years, I treated myself to the MS290, FarmBoss. I was so excited.....then had the warm no...
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    Re: Wheat Straw Farming?

    As wheat straw user, I annually buy 10-15 bales for my strawberries and other garden crops. I also use it in the fall family hayride that we annually have. Most years the price creeps up. Not...
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    Re: Change in Stihl design?

    Maybe Stihl meant the 261 to be used with low profile chains??
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    Re: older homelite super xl chainsaw

    Here's some sites that I've used in the past for Homelite info. Arborsite.com.......chainsaw.com........

    I'm not real computer savvy nor am I a businessman. My attachment to my old...
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    Traction Re: BX 25 Differential Lock Pedal

    Yeah, and the mount/dismount left side, where the clutch pedal is, is also more open for the DL to be available for that left foot....at least in the case of the "B".
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    Re: What do I need for mowing and plowing?

    It sounds like you need the biggest "B" or the smallest "L" for your chores. I'd forget that 2-3 bottom plow, unless you might plan on expanding garden quite a bit. Based on the rear finish mower...
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    Re: B2630 front end loader problem

    Not that you didn't, but make sure the connections "click" when reattached; otherwise they (one) may look connected but isn't.....But hey, when it is really cold.........who knows.
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    Re: B2630 front end loader problem

    A newbie here, but are the hydraulic connectors fully engaged? And, I think it is only gravity that allows the FEL to lower. But there are better ones on TBN to help you out.
    Cheers,
    Mike
  98. Thread: Fence removal

    by oldballs
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    Re: Fence removal

    It must have been a slow day.:D
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    Traction Re: BX 25 Differential Lock Pedal

    Yeah, but 4wd doesn't get one unstuck sometimes....especially if the front wheels are spinning also.
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    Traction Re: BX 25 Differential Lock Pedal

    I'm like Pepsi and radio.....that is, I just use it when I'm stuck and one wheel is spinning. And it has never failed me in that situation. I'm also glad that it automatically releases when I'm...
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