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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Nice quite bird chirpy morning. Going to be another long day in the trenches down on the Etna road.
  2. Re: Here is what $21,000 looks like in John Deere Green

    Nice looking tractor and set up. Certainly a good fit for your to-do list and a lot of other peoples. My list is a bit different so I have a 5045E with 553 loader and 72" cutter for just under $30K...
  3. Re: Just joined guys, so I'm not sure what I've bitten into.

    Yes I found the same thing. They give a phone number. Worth a try but why WHY didn't you scope this all out before you plunked down the cash?????
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    Re: John Deere Quality Control Problems

    :confused2::confused2: A 5045 in four wheel drive would be a 5045 "E" not D.
    Yes the little plastic tool box is chintzy, but I think it is where it is just to keep people from letting kids ride on...
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    Buying Advice Re: John Deere or Kubota

    +1 on that. Have just under 100 hours on my x300 and it keeps an acre of lawn looking nice.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    I got the sister-in-laws lawn mowed and cut a big bull pine for a neighbor. Could only pull eight feet of it at a time up out of the hole it was in. Got to make several more trips to get the rest of...
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    Re: John Deere Quality Control Problems

    Well it has been a year and a week sense the last post on this thread so your going to have to bring us up to speed on what has happened lately or at least tell us were you last posted in this...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Your welcome!!
    The Patriarch of my family got let out of prison. (The Klink I believe) on condition that he took himself ,family and church members and got on the boat to His Majesties plantations...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Well another U-Haul has headed to Dixie last night. They left me with dogs to walk and lawns to mow. She's coming back to get her car and the dogs next week. Got their lawn mowed this morning already...
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    Re: What happened to small trucks?

    I expected that that was your answer. Anybody that is really into hunting will max out what their home state provides plus dip into what the neighboring states provide for non residents. I can't say...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Morning All.
    One more work day before the July 4th weekend. Probably be a long one as they got rained out yesterday and are behind scheduled.
    Hope to do a bit of fishing plus some wood cutting...
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    Re: What happened to small trucks?

    My youngest daughter fell asleep driving home from college in a Toyota Camry we bought used with 100k on the odometer. She hit a stone wall that had been the foundation of a grits mill and landed on...
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    Re: What happened to small trucks?

    Part of the high belt line small window design is making space for side airbags and making the truck more crash survivable.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Ayup it looks like a nice day. To bad it's a work day and not a tractoring day. Checked out the food plot yesterday. The oats are about a foot tall and the clovers are coming in in some places and...
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    Re: What happened to small trucks?

    You wouldn't sell a dozen of them a year here. Now fix the gear ratios and add arm rests and variable speed wipers etc. you should have a market for small trucks and you will as soon as gas goes...
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    Re: Time for a new bridge - how to engineer?

    :laughing::thumbsup:
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Steady rain here this morning. Got to move one of the daughters home from a job that ended. At least she has already got a new job and won't be at our house for long. It is a transition year for us....
  18. Thread: TRIVA FUN

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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    If you invested $100 dollars in 1790 you would be long dead by now and somebody else would have scarfed up your money.
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    Re: Time for a new bridge - how to engineer?

    Thanks for the up date. Of course we want to see the pictures of the next high water to see how well it did.
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    Re: What happened to small trucks?

    I'm driving a 2011 Nissan Frontier that has a six speed tranny and gets 23MPG. Rides nice and has blue tooth hands free phone built into it. So if you know what you want you can find it.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    What market weight do they want for the lambs?
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    56 degrees and calm. Off to another day in the trenches.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    A fishing buddy of mine had a Grady White back twenty years ago he used fishing all around Cape Cod. Nicely set up for fishing with holds you could fill with ice and fish etc. He traded up to a...
  24. Thread: TRIVA FUN

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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    Yes proud to serve there but glad to move on to something a little less flat and cold. I was in the area back in the 70's and have to say that the beautiful girls but few and far between comment was...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    That one hit us in Lebanon New Hampshire about 5:15 P.M.. Like a cow on a flat rock. I could see lots of places on I-89 between exits 18 and 20 where the ruts were making hydroplaning a real hazard....
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Morning Roy.
    I heard a shower go through earlier but it is just dripping now.
  27. Thread: TRIVA FUN

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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    Well 60-60 stands for 60 mph cross winds at - 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The base known for this is in Minot North Dakota.
    Minot Air Force Base - Home
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Nothing wrong with him that a 12 gauge with a load of no. 6s won't cure,
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    That's a pain when your sleep pattern is thrown off. Doing ten hour days outside has solved that problem for me.
  30. Thread: TRIVA FUN

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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    What about 999 in 1891?
    Empire State Express No. 999: First Locomotive to Reach 100 mph
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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    Nope!! Not New Mexico or Oklahoma but good guesses.
    More info. They had to fly in 60-60 conditions.
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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    Back in the 80's My brother-in law was in the air force and received a new assignment. Officer told him that he was joining the "Spittin Kittens" and that there was good news and bad news. The good...
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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    I remember reading about the first steam train that broke 100 mph. They used a flat straight stretch of track out in the plains somewhere, probably Kansas and a stop watch as they passed the mile...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    47 and dripping wet. It could clear up anytime now as far as I'm concerned.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    ayup!! Shes a keeper!
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    After I got the belt changed on the x300 JD riding mower the management wanted a lesson in how to run it. Appears she has never mowed a lawn in our 38 years together. This must change. She also...
  37. Thread: TRIVA FUN

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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    Harry Truman.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Blew the main drive belt on the X300 the other day. Sticker shock on how much they wanted for a new one. $51.00 plus tax. I couldn't find the owners manual for it as I remember giving it to the...
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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    Perhaps the Lindbergh baby's kidnappers?
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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    Correct on the Romans paying troops and others in salt. It was so useful a commodity in the days before refrigeration.(Think salt pork, corned beef, hams etc.) that every household needed as much as...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    The dog has lucked into a wonderful life. :)
  42. Thread: TRIVA FUN

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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    I don't know the exact number but it starts with making bacon and ends with melting snow of winter roads.:D.
    Why did they say a man was "worth his salt"?
  43. Re: How big of a bucket can one upgrade to??

    Agree. If your bailing sawdust or snow you can go quite a bit bigger but when digging dirt or crushed stone your limited by the strength of the front axle and the amount of ballast you have on the...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Crew got off the road just before the thunder storm hit at 4:45 last evening. Picked up a flat of tomatoes on the way home and we planted them in the freshly watered garden. No sign of the corn...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Well it got up to 90 degrees yesterday on the work site. Got to learn to dress lighter with a morning shirt over it so I don't have to hide in my truck in the afternoon. Need to pick up some sun...
  46. Re: Texas right of way ditch making attachments for a John Deere 6403..

    Well any of the good box blades would provide the rippers and a 6403 can handle the biggest of them but if you want to pull ditches a back blade with a top and tilt attachment would certainly work.
  47. Re: Texas right of way ditch making attachments for a John Deere 6403..

    I hear you on the budget restrictions but when it comes down to a cost per mile of work done right then a motor grader will win every time assuming a competent operator. They are powerful , flexible...
  48. Re: Texas right of way ditch making attachments for a John Deere 6403..

    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=jophn+deere+motor+grader+image&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004
    Get the right John Deere tool for the job. :D
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    Re: The Slow Motion Retirement Plan

    Oh that will green up nice after that rain.
  50. Thread: TRIVA FUN

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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    OK what's the next line after:
    "Leaving her this last request"?
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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    Correct. I believe He was a Sargent at the time but don't know how he ended up.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Well you could take the saw to them and give the tractor a fightin chance.:D
  53. Thread: TRIVA FUN

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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    Who wrote "The ballad of the Green Berets?"
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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    Molasses
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Good morning all> Remembering all who have served and all those who have gone before.
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    Re: Culvert Question

    I agree with what you are trying to say but not quite with how your trying to say it. Surface water should drain off to the side of the road as quickly as possible and into the side ditches ( If...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Ah well it is just a mirror. I had to think about that a minute with you driving on the left side of road. Been down any narrow one way lanes lately where a limb or other object could clip the mirror...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    I was supposed to be off for the weekend at noon but the Boss called and said he was bringing me up my computer. No way to put in a time sheet without one.????
    Anyway after I got done with him I...
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    Re: dad wants a cab

    I'm not a tax expert by any measure and have no clue what section 179 provides, But I have to say that if you bought a tractor just because it saved you money on your tax bill you don't fit in here...
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    Re: dad wants a cab

    I don't want to stomp on the guy that trades every two years! It is his money and he certainly has the right. But compare him, always undecided on what he has bought and thinking about what to buy...
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    Re: Culvert Question

    You have that right!
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    Re: dad wants a cab

    The problem with a used tractor from say 2010 is that the buyers that bought them then, as they wanted them, is that IF they still fill the original buyers needs and they don't want or need to sell...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    A nice light rain falling here this morning. just when we need it. :-)
  64. Thread: TRIVA FUN

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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    The whole nine yards doesn't have a firm answer. Some :like the nine yards of machine gun belt in WW1 planes have been debunked and it was used before a load of concrete came in a nine yard truck. ...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Ayup! Etna road and route 120.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Water and sewer line reconstruction and upgrades. A bit of that infrastructure they keep talking about.
    I'm down in New Hampshire in my old stoppin' grounds.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    At 5:30 it's 54 and trying to rain. First day of my latest job so out of here by 6:00.
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    Re: dad wants a cab

    Well poking around the JD side of tractorhouse.com I don't find much that is 30 HP with cab and is also gear tranny. A 4059R if he would go HST. Have a good time helping him find just the right...
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    Re: dad wants a cab

    Does your Dad like your 5055E?
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Close call on spending the night in the dog house there.:rolleyes: Good thing you had the Iseki there to distract her.
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    Re: Culvert Question

    Average bid price today for 36"RCP installed is $100 per linear foot and bids range from a low of $50/ft to a high of $140/ft. That would be New England pricing.
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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    Close enough. I thought it was tied to the periscope fully extended but It might have varied between the numerous subs that returned.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    I do love them when they are at a fair price but thought that was a bit much. Plenty of other good choices for a lot less and we went away well fed with a box of leftovers that the doggie I don't...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    I do love them when they are at a fair price but thought that was a bit much. Plenty of other good choices for a lot less and we went away well fed with a box of leftovers that the doggie I don't...
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    Re: Culvert Question

    You reawelise of course! This means WAR!!!:shocked:
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    Re: TRIVA FUN

    OK my new question. ? How did WWII submarines returning to Pearl harbor after a patrol tell the spectators how their patrol went?
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    The other day at the Concord NH weather vane they wanted over $40 for wicked twins. I passed on them.
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    Re: Culvert Question

    Each state writes its own spec book so numbers and terminology vary but often the just cut and paste something from the federal Highways guide book or ASTM. Here Shot rock is all the rock from a...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    42 This morning, bright and crisp. Off to Lebanon this morning to meet the new Boss. Lots of developments on the employment front. My youngest Daughter just was hired to teach at our hometown...
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    Re: JD 5055E pricing

    That is reasonable inflation from where I bought my 5045E in 2012 including the extra for for the other ten horsepower and the tires to match. You got a good deal the OP is being taken to the...
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    Re: JD 5055E pricing

    That is reasonable inflation from where I bought my 5045E in 2012 including the extra for for the other ten horsepower and the tires to match. You got a good deal the OP is being taken to the...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    52 this morning and nice out. A family on the other side of town had a big black bear come in and kill an adult sheep. The got a picture of him and posted it on Face book.
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    Re: Driveway Culvert width

    As I drew it a 53 foot truck could get in and out without crossing over the centerline of the main road. In low traffic volume areas where swinging wide into the opposing lane is not hazardous you...
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    Re: The Slow Motion Retirement Plan

    "oh, and i got my wife a little mother's day present."
    Any guesses on what she'll buy you for Father's day?
    I once bought her a rifle and she bought me a sewing machine.:o
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    Re: Steepest grade you have made it up?

    Yes wheel spacers and adjustable rims can give you a much wider and stable stance and if two trees are closer then you're wide butted tractor can fit through then one of them belongs in the wood...
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    Re: Horse Manure as fertilizer ?

    :laughing::dance1::laughing: Good shot!
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    Re: Food plot 2015

    Looks like it is doing a good job of it.
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    Re: Steepest grade you have made it up?

    Man made slopes are one thing and natural uneven ground is another. On the man made slope if you can do the bottom twenty feet you can go all the way to the top and back down but out in the woods...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    No but good pay from a good company and work I know how to do.
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    Re: Food plot 2015

    Ayup got a job offer today.:) Here are some pictures of some of the rocks I picked off the plot. Why one is blurry I don't know but I think it will serve. Plenty more where they came from. ...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    I got a job offer today. Dang It !!!:rolleyes: I was getting used to puttering around the place and doing things on my own scheduled. But now I will be able to get more attachments for my tractor...
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    Re: Driveway Culvert width

    Here is what a plan view looks like if both drive and main road have 4:1 side slopes which are both safe to mow and erosion resistant. ...
  93. Re: Help Me Decide On My First Tractor - Central Texas

    A full days work in Vermont will to.
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    Re: Tree vs. power line.

    The problem is the ears on a maple tree are so small they don't hear all that well and just think that gravity is still the boss not having got the message about the hinges promotion.
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    Re: Tree vs. power line.

    I kind of knew I wasn't alone but the group of us that will admit it is a lot smaller then the group of us that did it. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Tree vs. power line.

    Not as glad as I am. As embarrassed as I am about this I thought it necessary
    to post it as a caution to others that are as bold as I am.
    I think it was Will Rogers that said " What worries me...
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    Re: 5045D Info please

    37 Horse power at the PTO.
  98. Ballast Re: can antifreeze be used as ballast with or without tube?

    Yes some of the criticism is over blown. But Calcium chloride is a salt and in the concentrations used in tires will kill a large patch of ground if you get a leak that will take a couple of wet...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Are you saying they have there butts shrink wrapped instead of the oil soak or that they are oil soaked and then shrink wrapped?
    I was thinking of making up some wood preservative using one part...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    An excuse doesn't have to be good. :D at least not for me when it comes to procrastinating. Last frost here is Memorial day but I can start planting peas and such without much risk.
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