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    Re: SA cylinder on closed center system. ..

    Go back and read my post #20. Yes, the valve is configured incorrectly for the tractor's system. Take the PB plug out of the valve and cut the lower part off just below the threads. Clean up any...
  2. Thread: Bush Hog SQ720

    by RickB
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    Re: Bush Hog SQ720

    The blade nuts are accessed from the top.
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    Re: Why am I being charged $20 on my 0% loan?

    Seems like you are paying for that free lunch. Did you read your loan agreement?
  4. Re: Which Semi-mount plow for my Ford 7710 II FWA?

    Draft control sensing is determined by the tractor design, not the plow. Your 7710 uses top link sensing, so a semi mount plow will not send any draft signal to the hitch valve. I would look for an...
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    Re: SA cylinder on closed center system. ..

    Yes. The good news is that the valve SHOULD be able to be converted to OC by removing the CC plug which has two o rings on it and replacing it with a simple ORB style plug of the proper size. You...
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    Re: SA cylinder on closed center system. ..

    Still waiting for an answer to my question.
    Visual inspection won't identify a CC or OC valve in many cases.
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    Re: SA cylinder on closed center system. ..

    The flow demand of the driver is moderate at best. Tractor remote and pump are matched, a high demand downstream won't create heat in the tractor remote even if that demand existed.
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    Re: SA cylinder on closed center system. ..

    Does the Shaver valve have the CC plug in it now? When the tractor valve is stroked and the Shaver valve is centered in neutral is there oil flowing through the return?
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    Re: What temperature for hydraulics?

    The second of two very informative and useful posts. I've nothing to add.
  10. Re: Big ag tractors auctioned as salvage, engines trashed w cutting torch

    Precision Farming components are added to tractors and equipment older than these every day. If you are going to post about a topic, at least have some grain of knowledge about it.
  11. Re: Big ag tractors auctioned as salvage, engines trashed w cutting torch

    Victims of California's stupid environmental laws.
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    Re: New Holland EC35 advice

    If you can't get parts from a Terex dealer, pass on it. Getting parts through NH for one of these is a nightmare.
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    Re: Where do all the Owners Manuals go?

    My take is that many of those who claim they don't have a manual find it easier to ask for info here (or at the dealership) than to figure out what they did with a manual. I've worked at the same...
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    Re: 68 ford 3000 tractor

    It's going to be laying in the bottom of the case. Probably towards the front. I don't have a picture. If the PTO worked before you pulled the shaft, and the coupler isn't on the ground Under the...
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    Re: SA cylinder on closed center system. ..

    See if they will give you a Gresen part number. If they can't sell the plug, the least they can do is provide the OEM part number. Take that to Bailey or Surplus Center. If no Gresen part number,...
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    Re: SA cylinder on closed center system. ..

    You replace a short plug with a longer plug having two seals. Basically blocks the oil from flowing through the valve when the spool is centered. Any Shaver dealer can get you that plug. Google...
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    Re: 68 ford 3000 tractor

    There's a drive collar in there. Take a breath, calm down, and find it.
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    Re: SA cylinder on closed center system. ..

    You should be able to convert the post pounder's valve to closed center by buying and installing a closed center plug. If the pounder is a Shaver, the plug is readily available from a Shaver dealer.
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    Re: New holland tl 100 ac refrigerant oil spec

    That info is incorrect. Either on your part, or the part of the manual's publisher
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    Re: New holland tl 100 ac refrigerant oil spec

    He asked about oil, not refrigerant.
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    Re: PTO shear bolt: tractor end or implement end?

    Operative phrase "a little $$".
  22. Re: Brillion seeder - thoughts about 3pt vs tow versions of larger seeders

    I doubt your tractor is going to like a 12' mounted model. it's not likely to be too happy with a 10' one, for that matter. mounted Brillion seeders are great for paddocks and get heavy at 8'.
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    Re: Can I "lift" a horse trailer

    Anyone that hauls 4 horses 150 miles on a trailer with no brakes isn't qualified to lecture here. Period. That is an act of stupidity, plain and simple.
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    Re: PTO shear bolt: tractor end or implement end?

    Shear bolts are whatever may be specified for a particular application. SAE grade 2, 5 or 8; Metric 8.8 and 10.9 are all used as shear bolts in applications I am familiar with. Some shear bolts have...
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    Re: Can I "lift" a horse trailer

    Then the reported brake function would be consistent with fully functioning brakes and unequal axle loads caused by the trailer sitting at an angle and the axles unable to equalize the load due to...
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    Re: spin a bearing on crankshaft

    I admire your optimism.
    Yes, it is possible.
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    Re: Can I "lift" a horse trailer

    All of which is practical proof that your axles were not equalizing the load as God and Dexter intended. If I may ask, did you have TorFlex or conventional spring suspension?
  28. Thread: Lost apple crop

    by RickB
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    Re: Lost apple crop

    If I lived that close to an orchard, I'd be over there picking their brains. They know the local conditions, and should have the expertise to know more than most of us here.
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    Re: Should this sprocket be replaced?

    That sprocket looks whipped to me.
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    Re: Can I "lift" a horse trailer

    And if you have TorFlex axles all of this does NOT apply, and axle loads are only equal when the trailer is level.
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    Re: Cleaning spilled fuel off driveway

    Light it.
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    Re: Neighbor doesn't mow frequently enough

    Maybe you should give consideration to the fact that it's his grass, not yours. if you don't like the way it looks, buy him out.
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    Re: Pipe dope on hydraulic line connection?

    Unfortunately improper use will usually lead to problems.
  34. Thread: IH 986

    by RickB
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    Price Check Re: IH 986

    I don't know how you expect us to advise on the a/c. There isn't a good enough pic to even tell if the compressor is there. Is the compressor seized? Does it have a York compressor? R12? You can...
  35. Thread: IH 986

    by RickB
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    Price Check Re: IH 986

    Tractorhouse, Fastline, Ironsearch, auctiontime. Find comparables. Look for sale results, try to avoid asking prices, or temper them.
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    Re: Pipe dope on hydraulic line connection?

    Blah, Blah, Blah. People don't cut their own threads on NPT hydraulic fittings. The mating threads probably weren't cut on the same continent, much less with the same brand of tooling.

    Use of a...
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    Re: Gasket Goop - Ford 1500 water pump.

    Perfectly clean gasket surfaces and HiTack. Nothing else.
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    Re: Advice 479 Haybine broken wheel axel

    It'll come out whichever way you can get it to move. Heat it, let it cool. Put a pipe wrench on the stub and get it to turn. LOTS of heat.
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    Re: Sediment bowel necessity

    Sounds more like poorly designed fuel tanks. How many million farm tractors and compact utility tractors have sediment bowls screwed into the bottom of their tanks?

    Several. In 60 years on the...
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    Re: Sediment bowl necessity

    And the basis for this nugget comes from where?
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    Re: Pipe dope on hydraulic line connection?

    Or, like myself, you simply understand how and where to use it.
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    Re: NH 488 Slip Clutch

    Obviously the friction discs have checked out, or it would drive with the springs taken out and bolts fully torqued. What is left of the assembly is probably junk anyhow. He may as well weld it and...
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    Re: NH 488 Slip Clutch

    Weld it together.
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    Re: Ford still make any tractors?

    Kubota now owns both.
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    Re: Brush Hog 305 Pan Nut

    The nut is already off. The wedges are there because somebody was trying to get the stump jumper off. It is on a keyed, tapered shaft. Good luck.
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    Re: Do you own a wheelbarrow?

    I have one.
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    Re: Friction Torque Limiter

    Don't commit the error of assuming a slip clutch will not seize up simply because it is stored indoors. Check it properly before each seasonal use. Things just haven't been the same since they took...
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    Re: Ford 3910 stumped by electrical fault

    Bad battery cable connection or a bad cable. Not limited to the positive cable, check both.
  49. Thread: Ford 5900

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    Re: Ford 5900

    Turned wrenches for 15; parts manager for 5.
  50. Thread: Ford 5900

    by RickB
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    Re: Ford 5900

    I've worked at this New Holland dealership for 20 years. The dealership has been here for 47 years, started as a Ford dealership. I can think of exactly two 5900's in our trade area. There's more...
  51. Thread: 1948 JD A

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    Re: 1948 JD A

    Probably.
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    Re: Battery Size Question - John Deere B

    A BCI Group 1 battery will fit the box, be 6 volt nominal voltage, and a fresh one is all you need to roll your B over.
  53. Thread: 1948 JD A

    by RickB
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    Re: 1948 JD A

    And '48 was 12v from the factory.
  54. Thread: Ford 5900

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    Re: Ford 5900

    This is a place where folks come to seek and share opinions. You have mine. Mexican built Fords have ALWAYS been economy tractors, not full featured models. Still true of Mexican New Hollands today.
  55. Thread: I Hate ROPS...

    by RickB
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    Re: I Hate ROPS...

    Tragic. My condolences to you, and your friend's loved ones.
  56. Thread: Ford 5900

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    Re: Ford 5900

    It's a $6500 package. The suitcase weights are aftermarket and the tractor is Mexican built and has a few parts unique to that factory. It's a low rent 6610. I just had to wholesale 1000lbs of OEM...
  57. Re: New Holland 273 Haybine, left knotter not working all the time

    You need to understand the nature of the mistie. Buy an operator's manual, carefully follow the troubleshooting and systematic knotter adjustment procedure. Any specific advise you get here will be...
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    Re: Sediment bowel necessity

    There are many instances where an inline filter with a paper or similar element causes a troublesome restriction when installed in a gravity feed system.
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    Re: 1943 2N winch tractor

    Better to have "internet wisdom" than exhibit none at all.

    The risk of injury or death from a flying failed cable is not mitigated by anchoring the front bumper. A cage is necessary. Period.
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    Re: Growing Organic Hay?

    So the regulators are ruining things for those with no morals? Good!
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    Re: Growing Organic Hay?

    Regulators can't begin to keep up with the charlatains who have certified production and buy nonorganic items for resale as organic when their own supply won't meet the demand. I see this locally all...
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    Re: Ford 5000 4-cylinder - Distributor cap

    I tried to find one for a customer a year or so ago. OEM from New Holland was all I could find.
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    Re: PTO problem NH4835

    Pull the long shaft out of the clutch drive. It should be splined on the front end and long enough to engage a drive hub at the engine crankshaft rear flange.
  64. Re: best/smallest machine to pull/push big trucks when wet?

    Everybody has two stories about getting vehicles and equipment unstuck. One about how much iron it took, and one about how little. There is no perfect solution.
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    Re: Ford 555 Rear Axle Weight

    I'd think you might want to remove either the upper right and left or lower right and left and leave the other pair alone.
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    Re: Price Check For Mechanic Work

    You have to charge the normal labor rate for travel. You gave up work at that rate for windshield time. It's called opportunity cost.

    Wouldn't surprise me if the repair guy picked up something in...
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    Re: Price Check For Mechanic Work

    That's great. Except most shops don't quote jobs like that unless it is at the worst case for time. And they won't care if you don't like it.
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    Re: Ford 555 Rear Axle Weight

    I work for a New Holland dealer. have seen several done this way over the last 20 years.
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    Re: Ford 555 Rear Axle Weight

    You are doing it the hard way. Remove the hood, support the axles and pull the rear wheels. Disconnect the frame from the axle housings. Use the stabilizers to raise the frame off the axle ( leave...
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    Re: Ford 555 Rear Axle Weight

    A single trumpet housing with planetary, brakes and axle shaft? 310 pounds, estimate.
    Both trumpets loaded and attached to center housing, 975 lbs estimate.
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    Re: Sediment bowel necessity

    Sediment bowls are very efficient at separating water and other heavier-than-fuel contaminants. Difficulty with o ring and or seal failure is all but certain to be directly related to poor choice of...
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    Re: 1943 2N winch tractor

    A fairlead is a device that guides the cable onto the drum. Typically rectangular, typically has 4 fixed rollers that define the shape and size. Google once again can be your friend.
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    Re: Show us your bench!

    Here's mine
  74. Re: global/euro attachment adapters dimensions question...

    Without researching, I'll say your Great Bend 330 is non-standard.
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    Re: 1943 2N winch tractor

    You will wish you had a fairlead on it. I hope your heirs don't wish you had installed a screen or cage.

    The center of pull appears to be above the centerline of the tractor's rear axle, so the...
  76. Re: Why and what insurance should a logger on my property have?

    That does NOT mean that no coverage is a good idea.
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    Re: Kioti dealer threw a curveball

    Agreed.
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    Re: Kioti dealer threw a curveball

    Out loud with an audience, or under his breath?
  79. Thread: GPS for tractor

    by RickB
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    Re: GPS for tractor

    That's the rub. For spraying level accuracy any free signal is inadequate.

    The second piece of truth is that given an adequate signal, manual steering control becomes the inadequate link. Look...
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    Re: PTO problem NH4835

    It's about a 10 minute job to have the clutch out and on the bench.
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    Re: Ford still make any tractors?

    The Ford name and Ford blue color had to go away by Jan 1, 2000. New Holland built the 3930,4630 and 545D until 1999 or 2000. They were Ford from one end to the other. Ford 40 and 60 series design...
  82. Re: Why and what insurance should a logger on my property have?

    Proof of Workman's Comp Insurance would be at the top of my list and lack of it would be a deal breaker for me. A " small amount of general liability insurance" isn't comforting.

    Your spouse and...
  83. Re: best/smallest machine to pull/push big trucks when wet?

    45,000 lbs might not be massive equipment, but dragging it through the mud is no small task. Track loaders typically have street pads and won't pull like a dozer with grouser tracks, a smaller...
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    Re: PTO problem NH4835

    If the clutch pack lockup pressure is at spec but the clutch slips, the discs and plates need to be looked at. They are probably shot.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: TC35DA power steering oil, what kind?

    I'll call you out on that. The fluid specs are in the operator's manual.
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    Re: Next Kioti Incentives??

    Upcoming programs are a mystery, as you have been told. Anyone in a position to actually have info on that topic would not have it again if it were shared.
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    Re: What size hose to use for 28 gpm?

    If the use is a cylinder, use 1/2" hose. The flow interval isn't long enough to create any heating problems. See my post #2 above. Your port size is the limiting factor anyway.

    Now all the...
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    Re: TC40D New Holland - Temp issues

    Sounds like normal operation to me. Get a non-contact IR thermometer and monitor the temp of the thermostat housing and/or upper rad hose.

    Edit. I misread your post. Sender or gauge is goofy....
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    Re: Another shipping RANT, this time FedEx

    These are carrier issues how?
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    Re: What size hose to use for 28 gpm?

    For constant flow applications such as an orbit motor 3/4 is a better choice. If the hose you are looking at is rated higher than your system relief, buy it. If the hose you are looking at isn't...
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    Re: How to prevent PTO shaft from siezing?

    And the answer is still Never-Seize.
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    Re: Vacationing in Maine

    95/295 to 3 and catch 1 in Belfast. Enjoy your trip. If you go back, remember to check flights into Portland. That will eliminate what will be the least enjoyable part up your week.
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    Re: PTO Shield parts.

    Bush Hog seems to always have shaft choices for every machine. You can get the correct shield parts if you identify the shaft/shield brand and series correctly. That said, somebody posted a new...
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    Re: Vacationing in Maine

    They will burn up the whole week driving from Boston to Bar Harbor & back using RT 1 exclusively.
  95. Thread: Trailer tires

    by RickB
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    Re: Trailer tires

    I just bought Maxxis 15" Load Range D trailer tires. Where is the speed rating? I looked and don't see one. But I really don't know what I'm looking for, and these particular tires may not be speed...
  96. Thread: I Hate ROPS...

    by RickB
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    Re: I Hate ROPS...

    So it would either fold forward so it would impede getting on and off the tractor. Or fold rearward where it would interfere with implements. Not only am I going to get crushed in a rollover, the...
  97. Thread: I Hate ROPS...

    by RickB
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    Re: I Hate ROPS...

    That doesn't mean you can't limb the trees to ROPS height. That would promote air circulation under the trees and make it more comfy for the cows.
  98. Thread: I Hate ROPS...

    by RickB
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    Re: I Hate ROPS...

    Talk about a first world problem.

    Get slapped upside the head enough, you'll figure something out.
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    Price Check Re: New Holland Workmaster 50 Price

    He could do that. And the warranty work might get done on a priority basis, and it might not.

    If a shop is slammed and work for customers who purchased at that shop are in line for repair work,...
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    Re: Growing Organic Hay?

    I absolutely agree.
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