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    Re: hello from ohio..

    15 degrees in Dayton right now. I understand your desire to move some place warmer. 35 years Kubota no crying about anything.
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    Re: New Truck demo discount

    no way did the dealer give 49,000 for a 2 year old truck no matter how nice. guy gives 60,000 for a new truck and is not sure about the numbers? Deal is always set up to show high trade as it keeps...
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    Re: Snow Plowing for profit

    used to plow snow where I worked. Had to have a million dollar insurance to do work on company property. Painter worked for the company and his men did the roof on a windy day. Covered parking lot...
  4. Thread: Dodge ram

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    Re: Dodge ram

    College roomie bought the four door Ram diesel. Makes his living selling class 8 trucks. Says he will drive it till Fiat has to buy it back. Feels there is going to be something coming up like...
  5. Thread: Hand surgery

    by 2458n
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    Re: Hand surgery

    Murph I am a copy cat. 11-8-17 surgery at 10 out by noon. Left hand-from a cat scratch middle finger and palm had tendons eaten by infection. two part operation. Silicone in hand now-tendon replaced...
  6. Re: help bucket pin came out of new backhoe bh92

    Pin did not grow longer with use. If the pin is longer it getting exposed to more dirt and this led to the bolt coming loose. You might have noticed it when greasing if the pin was pushed out. If it...
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    Re: Finding dealer invoice cost online

    I worked for a Ford dealership a couple of years after my first job out of college. Highest paid salesman always had the happiest customers because they had beaten him on selling price. Lee always...
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    Re: Need some help fixing my well.

    I have sand in my well also. CHOKE the well flow down and you will reduce the fines. Keep it off the bottom as much as you can. Filter before the pressure tank. 7500 would be a waste because you...
  9. Re: Best tow vehicle for 3 grand? Van, Suburban, or truck.

    Will have to be quick about 1/2 the people on here want the same thing.
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    Re: How Do I Repair A Broken Granite Post

    Need to rent a Hilt hammer drill. I would drill as deep of hole as possible. Both top and bottom pieces. Gorilla glue works on stone. Glue the top piece first filling the hole with glue and inserting...
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    Re: Finding dealer invoice cost online

    Auto dealers can have the cars invoiced to the dealer with a hold back usually around 5 percent. Factories also are pushing different,'' spiffs'' for units they want to move. This is money that comes...
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    Buying Advice Re: Trade in skid steer for..?

    How about a beat up hay wagon hauling 4 round bales on end? Hitch on back door of skidsteer.
  13. Tiller Re: How big should I go? Topic is 3 pt Rototillers.........

    That is hard to do - on both ends. Friend passed away and widow does not know who had what. I am going to walk away. Will never lend or borrow again.
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    Re: Garage sub-panel. 100a? 200a? How about 125a?

    That is good to see your electrician is working to keep you up to code, and up on power. Money well spent.
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    Re: What did you break today?

    Last pass for the season with 3pt. finish mower. Idler pulley bearing bit the dust. Repaired one on other side several years ago by drilling all stampings out, replaced bearing and bolted both halves...
  16. Thread: Mullching Leaves

    by 2458n
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    Rear Finish Mower Re: Mullching Leaves

    Got some property in town of Defiance Ohio. 100 to 150 year old oak trees. White, red, black, and pin oak. Few hickory, maple and others. Bunch of leaves. Laws enforced about raking etc. Flail...
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    Re: Save $$$ - Heat with Wood

    Paint or rust converter off the chimney is simple. 80 grit sandpaper.
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    Re: Got my dream machine yesterday JD4510

    Well worth the wait. Done good.
  19. Tiller Re: How big should I go? Topic is 3 pt Rototillers.........

    Think your looking at the right size. That small makes finding one a little harder, but demand will be less then for a 5 ft. + model. You do not have to do it all at once. Take a light cut to kill...
  20. Re: Buying used plow in Canada. What do I need to get it back in US?

    Used to think nothing about going to Canada. College students going to drink. Question was tunnel or bridge. I must ask what makes this plow different from a 250 dollar Dearborn?
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    Re: Dooes anyone know what this crane does?

    The picture of a pole truck is just that. you have a auger for digging the hole and the clamp tongs to pick and place the pole. Sometimes there will be a fiberglass basket attached to the clamp to...
  22. Re: Fluid running down inside of front tire... what to check

    Any short dogs in the area. My collie could not go by a tire a tire without marking it.
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    Re: Blinded by the light

    Your looking for deer with your headlights. Imagine the hit you are going to get from 4000lbs of car slamming into you going 55 mph + your 55mph speed added on. Makes running into a deer or tree look...
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    Re: Bad Day at Block Rock - errrr - Make it Bad Year.

    Cat that does the heater thing throws a large rope. Got me at 3am last night. I was up and ready for Rural King at 6am. Had the 15lb. propane bottle exchange for 9.99. Got rid of a couple of outdated...
  25. Re: Looking for a track loader. What is undercarriage?

    A friend owned a pretty old dozer. Couple of mechanics kept it running around the farm for a real experienced operator. Price of scrap was high and his kid was getting out of school and having a...
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    Re: ford 1910, can't find parts

    Skillings tractor in North Hampton Ohio. Deals in the old Fords. 937-964-1486. Old fashioned tractor scrapper, 2nd generation. He walks around with Knowledge in his head. Worth a call.
  27. Re: Need Help Picked up a Project RTV 900 won't start

    You are a gambler my friend. I do the same thing at auctions. You are betting that you will be able to fix something that the dealer could not get fixed by his factory trained techs using reduced...
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    Re: Odd question about powering a BH92

    I would use my log splitter. I have two six foot long pieces of hyd. hose with quick connects. I remove lines from the log splitters cylinder and plumb into my dump truck and backhoe. Have even used...
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    Re: Shallow sockets ??

    Worked in a factory. All our Hilti bits were 18 inches for this reason.
  30. Re: Just replaced a garage door and have some odd issue's.

    Door has to be pulled back by the opener for this to happen. Normally vertical will be all you get from springs and cable.
  31. Re: Just replaced a garage door and have some odd issue's.

    Doors sold in Florida have to meet hurricane ratings.
  32. Re: Just replaced a garage door and have some odd issue's.

    Struts cost more money and the heavier springs cost also. Price sells doors.
  33. Re: Just replaced a garage door and have some odd issue's.

    End of door hinges will have numbers stamped on them. 1 is the top of bottom section . 2 is the top of 2nd section. 3 is top of 3 rd section. All hinges in the field of the door are Number 1. Make...
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    Re: Disc grinder thoughts?

    Seems like I had a Metabo. 4 inch but really did the job.
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    Re: 5 acres worth it to offer for haying?

    Miami county Ohio was concerned about loss of farm ground and passed a law making 10 acres the smallest size lot you could build on. Never slowed a thing. Now 4 acres maintained rest left go to weeds...
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    Re: Magnetic block heater mounting?

    People that built the truck put in a block heater for a reason. Use it. You will be pleasantly surprised. Some of the people who made your truck spent a great deal on their education use their smarts.
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    Re: Diesel Can Cap Fell into Fuel Tank !!!

    I would use the tool as shown on a nearly empty tank of fuel on a up hill slope. Could be a real slope or loader induced. Try for awhile and walk away. Come back and try again. If you can not get it...
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    Re: Cleaning up and trying to make it pretty

    You are correct the old Sharpie Permanent Marker makes a good detail item. Great for the zip lock bag full of parts also.
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    Re: Work Question Regarding Call Back and Overtime.

    My local Business agent gave me great advice as a apprentice - if you are not happy quit. And this was the guy that settled contracts with major companies, the state and in the end international...
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    Re: Work Question Regarding Call Back and Overtime.

    This thread will bring back memories for many people. Me included. Small town small company started by local man. Got bigger got bought out by bigger corp. Continued to grow buying out others in same...
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    Re: Metal cutting of clean painted square tube

    This is the right way to do it.
  42. Re: Shoud I trust Chinese chain and ratchet binders for hauling?

    As long as you are hauling junk to the scrap yard why not.
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    Re: Kubota B310 Screw Wood Splitter

    I saw one years ago in back of the shop at our local Kubota dealer. Parts guy told me it was recalled by Kubota and was not for sale.
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    Re: Just another junk chainsaw

    So who made the 24 inch craftsman saw pictured for sears? Who thought they {sears} would collapse so quickly. Why would you buy anything that is suppose to last ten years knowing the company will be...
  45. Re: Is there any interest in a Electrical education thread?

    I would welcome a place to ask questions. Had a uncle that was super sharp. Had some electrical in a back building that was three phase with a wild leg. Told me to shut the box and stay out of it....
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    Re: Is lack of training killing tractor operators?

    Crutches wear out your armpits. Very few people have the option of going to grandparents farm for the weekend. Setting on the seat in front of grandpa steering the ford 8n was my start at training....
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    Re: Kubota Steering Drag Link Ball Joint Taper?

    Do not freak out . You are not alone. You are being watched. Kind of creepy is it not. Thanks for posting my 245DT could use this idea. 35 years has caused the same wear for me. Did you file a...
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    Re: Kubota L345DT Hydraulic pump

    Are you talking about the hydraulic pump that is mounted on the front of your engine to run the front end loader, or the pump that is used to run your lift arms on the rear of tractor. Old kubotas...
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    Re: Tow chain anchor points

    I would use axle straps to D rings on trailer with shackles to hold. Then back tractor up. And secure rear end with come a longs.
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    Re: ?? About buying flail mower at auction

    Buy from Gov Deals and currently have 2001 Dodge that I got stuck with. Before that got a 1997 Ford F-250 from Tipp City Ohio with blown head gasket. Bought a flail mower off of Fairborn Ohio{...
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    Re: Front End Boom/Crane

    The length of your new jib is going to change the weight the front axle has to support. Tipping or crushing front axle bearings is a real possibility. Duplicate something that is already sold and you...
  52. Re: Paul Short a great Kubota supporter has made it out of the hospital

    Glad to hear that.
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    Re: Best trail cameras?

    You are about to find out how your government works and big money will win. Sorry but that is how it is.
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    Re: How to weld in a straight line?

    Along the same idea. Had oak lathe at the farm. Laid it on the trailer deck and just ran the rod. When it was burn on both edges grabbed another. If smoke bothers your eyes this will not work.
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    Re: Howse 4' mower blades

    I just googled a howse 4 ft. rotary mower. Agri supply came back with blades at 24.99 for a 5 ft. model. 2 blades for 50.00 is a good starting point worth a call to see if they offer blades for your...
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    Re: General purpase chain size

    Got my supply of 5/16 chain hanging off the front bucket on the Kubota. Great for rigging all sort of stuff. Got a five gallon bucket of 3 /8 chain I used when younger. Now the pail rides in the...
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    Re: 1942 Electrician's Handbook Guidelines

    As a heavy equipment operator I always wondered why electrician's had a higher pay scale. Historical fact in the beginning many in that trade did not live to retire. Or so I was told.
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    Re: Laminate flooring in the basement

    Friend got this in his living room. Looks great and has survived with the new in ground pool and a lot of traffic. The heating and air business has been very good for him.
  59. Re: What are these and where are they supposed to be?

    Here is my venture- if both eye bolts are secured and you tighten the jamb nut on one end of the tube it is locked in place. Need one end to come loose or turn buckle will not turn if tight on the...
  60. Re: How do you chain down your 50 HP tractor for transport?

    I used to run heavy equipment in Ohio. The company I worked for got rid of all the lever style chain binders. When I asked why they said it was illegal and went with the screw style. Truck driver...
  61. Re: What are these and where are they supposed to be?

    I agree that the dealer did a very poor job of setting your tractor up. You may want to put some anti-seze in the turn buckles. Becomes non adjustable in a few years.
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    Re: Finally a KUBOTA owner!

    It will make you smile. Even when your not on it.
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    Re: Grapple project OPEN SOURCE

    Another source for info is always good. Thank you for your time.
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    Re: Bad Day at Block Rock - errrr - Make it Bad Year.

    Had not seen a post. Tonight is the first frost here in Ohio. Time to get some wood in. Picked all my cherry tomatoes {green} and filled the basket with crumpled newspaper. Felt bad as still little...
  65. Thread: Busted 8N

    by 2458n
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    Re: Busted 8N

    I know you are just teasing us about not pulling one sparkplug wire off at a time. Keep throwing money at it- someone will like it.
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    Re: Question for the Bush hoggers

    1952 Ford mower as pictured. Has a triangle on the back supporting a tail wheel. The back flap was removed for better discharge. It was not used in town after the flap removal because of rock tossing.
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    Re: What's The Best Flashlight for $25 or less

    Harbor Freight has metal 100 led flashlight with two settings. Mother uses it for walking the dogs. Bought for 15.99. I use for everything.
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    Re: Stihl 025 (M250) leaking gas

    Click on Forums go to general related - Lawn and garden- and click on chainsaws. Long way around the barn - but worth the trip.
  69. Re: Extended Crew Cab- The SuperDuperDuty family hauler

    My truck is sitting due to the fuel bowl drain leak thing. Waiting for new blue gaskets in the mail. I am glad my project is simple compared to yours. Keep up the good work you serve as a good...
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    Re: Stihl 025 (M250) leaking gas

    I would repost under chainsaws. Lot of knowledge there. I have two of those saws which were nice when running. Now use the 440 for everything. Going to rain here all week. Might take in to get the...
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    Re: 5 acres worth it to offer for haying?

    I would keep it ag if possible.
  72. Re: Anyone notice an abundance of walnuts this year?

    Heavy here in Ohio. Used to be a place in Eaton Ohio that bought them husk and all. Catch was they ran them threw a machine that removed the husks and then paid you. Grandkids can not be fooled again.
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    Re: Ford 918 H Flaier/Mower Problem

    If you have a welder use what they have provided. There may be nothing wrong with the mower except the way they cobbed up your three pt. hitch . I have a couple of building lots in town with trees...
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    Re: Ford 918 H Flaier/Mower Problem

    My lower lift arms have the check chains like you have. Have three flails and have never ran the flat bars on the outside that you are using. Lower link has balls on both ends so what is behind you...
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    Re: Sand blasting units

    In a factory we used a air dryer to keep air tools running. If you are blasting and using a big nozzle a dryer will not keep up to the cfm you are putting threw. Get a quote on a rental and cost of...
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    Re: How do you measure soil temperature?

    Some grass seeds sprout better after being exposed to a freezing temperature. Nothing simple is it.
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    Re: Using Tractor Shovel as a manlift

    Thieves are not as smart as you. I was a operating engineer running cranes. At night we would hang the welder from the crane. Come to work in the morning and hyd. fluid on the deck. During the night...
  78. Re: How should I work out this split with my neighbor?

    Bale kickers not used around here much. Only know of one farmer who has the wagon to catch the bales. Old neighbor said it was a good way to make manure-by passing the cows.
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    Re: Busted spindle guard prognosis?

    I would get a parts diagram and see what it does. You could be using a high pressure grease gun and just cracked it. Does it turn with the shaft, or is it a bearing holder.
  80. Re: Used or new....needing some advice to calm my jacked brain.

    I agree and if it gets too high quit. He was a real farmer but around here things change. He has a JD 6 bottom that was never used except on his farm. Will bring scrap price as no till and cover...
  81. Re: Used or new....needing some advice to calm my jacked brain.

    Do people not die in Florida? My neighbor bought a Massey Ferguson tractor new 10 years ago. It has a front loader and 770 hrs on it. Always kept in pole barn with concrete floors. Tri Star trailer...
  82. 3-Point Hitch Re: Adapt Category 2 drawbar to category 1 hitch arms

    I had the balls drilled out for cat 2. Shop that did it wanted 20 dollars. When I picked it up he said they were harder then he thought, and that would be the last time.
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    Re: How to protect a bearing from the elements

    As you know salt kills the bearings and if it is hand cranked it must be slow speed. Wood bearing with a little grease might solve the problem. As I type this I can see my 1996 Ford setting in the...
  84. Re: Can I spread manure with a 3pt seeder/spreader?

    I have a spreader that someone mig welded a bed spring to the spinner on the inside of the drum. Was used to help rock salt move. It did not work. Same problem no flow.
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    Re: Concrete barrel ballast box idea

    You want a drain for everything going into the concrete. Water and below freezing temperatures equals poor mans dynamite.
  86. Comparison Re: Went to dealers, asked a LOT of questions...think my list is down to 2

    Okay the only area you have not mentioned Is how much value does each tractor keep at trade in time? I would look at tractor house to see what used are worth.
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    Re: Chickens - how free range do you have them?

    My renter had free range chickens and a coup. Eggs run 66 cents a dozen at local Aldis. No more chickens hit on the road.
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    Re: Drott 85RM2 Go Devil Crane

    The old continentals were used in everything. Very common in forklifts, air compressors, and tractors. I have a old Jeagar compressor that I bought off the township. Ran a Lindsey sandblaster all...
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    Tire Selection Re: Should I stick with 7.50-16 tires on the front?

    This is the way to go. 225/75-16. Used BF Goodrich T/A 's would give you a triple sidewall.
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    Re: Broken bolt removal, time to revisit.....

    Start with the PB blaster about month before you are going to remove the bolt.
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    Re: Fence painting question

    Spray the wood and get some kids with yellow fuzzy gloves to do the wire.
  92. Re: Spraying asphalt millings with diesel fuel. Results vs Theory

    In Ohio milling is the process the state uses to level the old road before putting down new pavement. Might have ten dump trucks lined up behind the milling machine which grinds and chips the...
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    Re: Any stats on the membership longetivity?

    Thank you Muhammad I will take your chart on my next Dr. visit.
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    Re: 10' rotary cutter on wheat stubble

    If the blades are turning you should be able to cut dry wheat stubble pretty easy. Can not think of anything easier to cut. Canadian thistles had my 64 hp tractor working pretty hard. It was a 10ft....
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    Re: used chainsaw prices/saw worth fixing

    List it for sale with the problem. Someone may need the pieces or have the correct parts from another. As someone who has a bunch of saws you know how this works. It could be a fast 50.
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    Re: Vintage Stihl FS80 trimmer

    It is a brace coming off the saws shaft in place of the plastic shield. You have a place to hook your weed trimmer up to the trunk you are cutting. Prevents kick back of saw. Usually mounted at 12 or...
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    Re: Battery Explosion! What Happened?

    Most often ruin my new and expensive Carhart jacket dragging them around in Nov. Got one running in recondition setting tonight. Checked battery in Kubota and it had a finish charge of 14.7 volts....
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    Re: How to repair compacted soil

    Cover crops put down some serious roots. Come springtime about the second time you mow your yard everything gets round up. Soybeans are planted without working the ground. Field beside the house has...
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    Re: How are the Fall colors where you live??

    Dayton Ohio, walnuts are coming off but the leaves are two colors. Green and brown. I believe it is lack of rain for the last month. Corn and soybeans being harvested.
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    Re: Used 660 at auction

    At the sale today the 660 brought 600 dollars same man bought a 200t for 275.00. Do not know what the bucket truck sold for.
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