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    Re: Air conditioned cabs

    There are some zeroturns that have cabs with A/C. I can think of two Toro units
    The 360
    Toro Groundsmaster(R) 36 Quad-Steer™

    and the Groundsmaster zeroturn 7200...
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    Re: TRACTOR HP

    There are several factors in what horse power a d engine puts out. Diesels do not use air flow restrictor plates. It depends on the manufacture and the engine series on how more or less horsepower...
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    Mowing Re: Side Hill mowing . . . favored angle ??

    I do not have a preference. I grew up in the hills so I got pretty acclimated to mowing on a slope. If the mower is offset I like the longer section up hill. If its really steep I often will go...
  4. Re: 231 Massey Oil leak from tachometer weep hole

    I had this problem with the Perkins diesel on my Massey, replacing the seal and gasket should fix the problem. If it did not fix it for you then try again. Seals can be tricky buggers to get done...
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    Re: Not many real one's left!

    The cost of machining can be a small fortune. When we blew up the engine in our Massey it was cheaper for me to buy a new crank than it was to have one machined by $20. If we had scarred the crank...
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    Re: free straight line smart phone app

    GPS on a smart phone is not accurate enough to plant straight lines. Phone GPS is accurate to only a 10 or so meters. As mentioned above choose a spot far away and drive towards it. The human mind...
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    Re: ford 4500tlb parts

    Paint Valley Equipment might offer the pins you need. I think they sell through a dealer network, but they might be able to help.
    paintvalleyequipment.com
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    Re: Tiller tine input C vs. L

    I have a Howard Rotovator also, and did some research when I replaced my tines. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of tines. They both till the same depth.
    The C tine uses less...
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    Re: Howse Rotary 3pt tiller tines

    I would be concerned about them breaking at the weld. Tiller tines like most ground engaging tillage wear parts are formed, the edge put on and then heat treated. They also have a fair amount of...
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    Re: Howse Rotary 3pt tiller tines

    I do do not know of any place other than the OEM Howse.
    https://howseimplement.com/shop-parts/by-product-line/tillage.html
    Perhaps some one else will have better insight. Tiller tines are not a...
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    Snow Attachments Re: attaching snowblower

    Another option would be a pull type blower. There are ARPs and other pull mount blowers that were designed to be used with 8N's. A blower mounted in reverse would not work at all with an 8N. I...
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    Grapple Re: Help identify

    Westendorf Brush Crusher
    Attachments for Tractor & Skid Steer: Hay, Snow Plow, Forklift: Westendorf
  13. Re: Haynes VP comment on Tractor Repair Manuals

    Haynes owns I&T manuals, these are the ag equivalent of an Clymer or Haynes. I prefer the OEM manuals, they are pricey, however worth the money. Jensales makes OEM reprints of manuals that are...
  14. Re: Pros and Cons to owning a Heavier Tractor??

    The pro's and cons depend on your use of the tractor. I have a Ford 8n that's 25 hp and 3000+ lbs and a Massey 20C that is 45 hp and 6000 lbs. Both are 2 wheel drive. The Massey can handle heavier...
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    Re: PTO Generators, been here before?

    I have a friend who used a B7500 on a 15KW genset. We would put the PTO in 1000RPM and run the tractor just off an idle. The tractor had a tendency to try to overheat so we put a regular 110V box...
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    Buying Advice Re: undecided about an 8n or international

    The 424 will be nicer to use with a live PTO, power steering. Just make sure it has a 3 point hitch and not the fast hitch. The power steering is nice. When we bought a second tractor that had...
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    Re: Tractor Identification

    It looks like the cylinders are scored and have rust. I would also suspect that the cylinders will need repacked. All the hoses will need replaced. I do not see the front pump that should be on...
  18. Snow Blade Re: What to use to make the snow not stick to the blade?

    I have heard of people using fluid film to keep snow from sticking to blades and snow blower chutes. I have not tried it out since snow sticking is not a problem for me.
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    Re: Tractor Identification

    I agree that this is a ford 2000 or 4000 industrial. based off of the size of the hoe it is a 4000. Is it worth 1500 is only a question you can answer for yourself.
    Does it run?
    Is there rust...
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    Re: Will Massey MF40B cab fit on MF20D?

    The MF20D used different sheet metal than the 20C and 40B. Sims built the factory cab for the 40B. It is a ROPS / FOPS cab. However the same cab with minor modifications was used for the 20C, 30B,...
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    Re: Massey mf40 backhoe help with engine

    Ouch! Hope they fixed the engine for free. Did the valves hit the cylinders?
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    Re: ford 3000 69 model

    In Au you should be able to buy an aftermarket unit no problem. I know that Bepco would have one and suspect that Sparex would also. These are large distributors that supply the local tractor...
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    Re: Ford 768 Front-end loader leaking

    The quick connector fittings are most likely not NH but made by someone else (Parker, Eaton, etc.) look at them for markings. I have not heard of rebuilding QC as most people just replace them.
  24. Re: New Holland 3930 scrubber with an LP system

    I am no expert when it comes to ignition systems. However I have some resources to look up information if I have a distributor number. It is my Hypothesis that these engines are ford industrial...
  25. Re: New Holland 3930 scrubber with an LP system

    Those lincoln sweeper ford tractors have heavily modified engines in them. I tried to find a starter for one, however ended up telling the customer to have it rebuilt.
    Can you look at the...
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    Tires Re: What Tires to Buy? (fronts)

    Ribbed front tires are good for mud and loose dirt, however they tear the snot out of grass. The turf like tires are good on grass, however when you have a heavy attachment or are on wet grass they...
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    Re: Massey mf40 backhoe help with engine

    Did you prime the injectors? If not then they could be trying to inject air.
  28. Loader Re: Massey Ferguson 40 Power Beyond on Model 34 Loader

    skuypers
    Please provide the model number of the loader, this is on a tag on the left upright frame of the loader. Also list any info on the data tag for the valve. The 34 went though several...
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    Re: LS Tractor & New Holland model equivalents

    I hate to revive an old thread, however there is enough good info in it.
    I have updated prodaddyTX's original list to include the most recent models. If you know of any more cross references please...
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    Re: commander 6000 restore

    The commanders had a hydraulic accumulator that kept the hydraulic system pressurized after shut down. If you decide to work on the hydraulic system make sure you work the 3pt lever a few times to...
  31. Re: "massey is not supporting their small utility tractor lines"

    Thanks I should have put 1970-1980.
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    Flail Mower Re: Just bought an Alamo flail mower

    Looks like you got the unit for a steal. The MF135 with the Perkins is at the bottom end of the range for that mower. You will need some good weights for the front of your MF135 to keep the front...
  33. Re: massey ferguson 135 PTO shift cover gasket

    Parts for popular old tractors such as the 135 can be picked up from any dealer that has an account with an aftermarket parts company. I listed the gasket for the shift plate on the top of the...
  34. Re: "massey is not supporting their small utility tractor lines"

    I cannot comment on AGCO supporting the current compact tractors. Most compact tractors in the 70's-90's were made by Japanese firms. JD = Yanmar, Ford = Shibaura, AGCO = Hinamoto. The problem is...
  35. Re: massey ferguson 135 PTO shift cover gasket

    I believe that 51181M1 should be the part number.
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    Re: Aftermarket clutch suppliers

    The some of the OEM clutch Manufactures are Spicer, Carraro, Alto, and perhaps some others. Many use Spicer Clutches, JD uses some Carraro clutches, the Carraro clutches are build different than...
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    Re: Aftermarket clutch suppliers

    A&I, Hy-Capacity, Herschel, Sparex and TISCO, are all Chinese or Indian. Hy-Cap does rebuilds that are good quality. My experience with the ones listed is that they are pretty good. I would avoid...
  38. Re: Kabato or Woods PTO backhoe attachment Controller part to find. any suggestions

    Finding a replacement rod end should not be a problem. Figure out what the ID of the ball end is and what the threads are. Then you should be able to locate a replacement. These are common on...
  39. Re: Perkins 3 cyl diesel A3.152 Massey Ferguson 30B Smokes from breather hose

    I had the smoke from the breather tube also on my 20C. The smoke from the vent is blow by from the engine. This is an indicator that your pistons are not sealing to the cylinder.
    When you say that...
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    Re: Water works ......

    If Vice Grips do not work, use a piece of allthread that is slightly smaller and screw it into the bulb.
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    Re: Air Filter Cross Reference

    Baldwin and Donaldson do not have them. I suspect that you will have to to AGCO for the filters.
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    Re: IS THIS A REMOTE FOR HYDRAULIC HOOK UP?

    I believe that the TISCO HV4220 should work for your MF261. Most any dealer should be able to get it for you, or you can order it below.
    Tisco Tractor Part Mart: Reliable Tractor Parts You Need....
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    Re: Cheaper Air & Fuel filters

    Sometimes you can get too cheap of a filter. I like to stick with good quality brands Baldwin, Donaldson, Fleetguard, Luberfiner, Mann, and Purolator. Going to a cheap filter such as Trac or some...
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    Re: Trying to find a value for cab.

    Selling a cab is tricky. It requires finding someone who wants a cab and happens to have the same tractor as you. 1/2 the cost is a good place to start, however the way its advertised is important...
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    Re: Loader mounted snow blower

    To get the 21 gpm to the front you would have to install a power beyond port in the loader valve (if it has one) then run a line to another valve rated >21gpm. From this valve you would have to run...
  46. Re: Using 3pt posthole auger with transmission PTO

    The auger will just dig a slightly oval hole. I have spent more hours than I care to count with a Ford 8n digging fence post holes. I never moved the tractor and the oval hole never was a problem.
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    Re: 260C Shuttle shift

    I would check the continuity of the switch with a multimeter. With the switch not depressed is the circuit open or closed, then when it is pressed is it the opposite? If the switch checks out then...
  48. Re: MF 3165 motor started knocking then seized up

    Is the tractor a gas or diesel? If it is a gas who is the engine manufacture (perkins, continental)?
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    Re: Wider tires on front of 2WD

    When I am mowing the fields or doing general work I prefer the skinny tires. However when working in the mud or on the lawn I would like to get a set of wider tires.
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    Re: Help Id'ing this MF backhoe

    It is some variant of the Massey Ferguson 50HX as the 60HX does not have the door on the left side of the hood. These were very popular in Europe, however rather rare here in North America.
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    Re: John Deere 6-way blade parts

    Paint Valley Tractor or MinnParr
  52. Re: Just got a new job responsibility that involves tractor brake discs

    Many of the modern tractor disc brakes are wet brakes. They have a very high life cycle of a few thousand hours between failures. Loader tractors will go though brakes more than other tractors....
  53. Re: want a good brand of lower radiaror hose heater kit

    Zerostart hands down. I work for a company that use to sell Katz, we had double digit returns on the heaters (slightly over 80% are good, the rest are junk). The quality control is not there. With...
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    Re: Wider tires on front of 2WD

    Wider tires have a larger contact area with the ground then a narrow tire. The advantages of a wider tire is that they do not sink as easily, however because they have less pressure per square inch...
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    Re: Plowing with an ATV

    Plowing with an ATV in deep frozen snow can be a challenge. A large atv with a small blade will push through deep snow easier than a large atv with a large blade. I used a 01 Polaris Sportsman 500...
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    Re: Ford 515 wiring diagram

    If your restoring the tractor spend the extra money and get the Jensales reprint of the OEM manual. The I&T manuals are only moderately useful. The full factory manual will be a life saver.
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    Re: MF 180 frame rail Wanted

    I would try one of these salvage yards:
    TMS Stoller Tractor Inc. - Used Tractor and Combine Parts - TMS Stoller Tractor: Used and New Tractor and Combine Parts
    Tractor Parts | Farm Equipment |...
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    Re: Ford Industrial 3500 TLB

    My biggest concern with driving it 50 miles would be if it can make it. The 3500 is an old machine and unless it is in top notch shape I would be concerned that it could make the drive. You might...
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    Re: Starter on Ford 851

    I would put the tractor in gear and rock it, often they will get a bad spot on the starter ring gear and not turn over. My 8N has more bad spots than good. If that does not work then see about...
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    Re: new parts for old tractors

    In Europe the easiest parts to get are for MF and Ford. A Massey with a Perkins Diesel would be an excellent choice they are well supported by the aftermarket parts industry such as Vapromatic,...
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    Price Check Re: 1996 NH 3430

    The 192 is a good engine, it was used in several of the Ford tractors. The parent bore engine is not a major problem, however if it needs over bored then the cost shoots up. The parts are...
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    Re: Ford 9030 / snow clearing

    The 9030 is a different breed of tractor. They had a maze of hydraulic lines with remotes front and rear. Because of their articulating design all of the hoses had to be routed near the engine. ...
  63. Re: Need help identifying Lever and Valve combo

    Pull the cover off and see if it says the manufacture, Cross, Parker, Greeson, etc are common valves.
  64. Re: diesel stalls and sometimes engine revs super high RPMs even if I turn off igniti

    There is only one reason a diesel will keep running when shut off, its still getting fuel. I would suspect that your fuel shutoff solenoid is bad. That would explain why it is not starting or...
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    Re: 30B PTO shifting problem

    I have the sister to your tractor a 20C but yours has inboard brakes in the rear. The tractor has a two stage clutch. The symptoms your describing indicate that the clutch is going out or it is out...
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    Re: Used engine for swinger 220

    I would look at buying a complete mower that runs. It might not move well or the blades / reels might be bad, however it should be able to run. From what I have seen it is often cheaper to buy the...
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    Re: Used engine for swinger 220

    I would look for a Perkins or a Kubota out of another piece of equipment. Large commercial lawn mowers are prime candidates for engine removals. A tractor with a working engine has too much value...
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    Re: injector pump repair

    Doe the pump have any tags on it? I suspect that the pump is a CAV, however a tag or a photo would help to ID it.
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    Re: Penetrating fluid

    From my experience Free All is the best, however PB blaster is also a good penetrating oil. If you need a soaking penetrating oil I like to use Kroil. Free All and PB blaster get gummy if you let...
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    Re: PTO and Overrunning Clutch Assembly

    Most any dealer will be able to get you an over running clutch, most rural retail stores also would have them available. The over running clutch allows for the implement to turn without turning the...
  71. Backhoe Re: ford 550 backhoe not changing gear when engine is running

    It sounds like the clutch might not be adjusted correctly. What transmission do you have in the tractor?
  72. Re: installing an external tank heater- is it worth it?

    A tank heater will heat far better than a magnetic block heater. The best solution is a frost plug heater. They warm the engine from the inside out and you do not lose heat through the hoses....
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    Re: Cold start failure

    When you start getting into really cold weather the battery will also need a heater. They make battery heaters that would warm the battery up allowing it to provide full power to the starter.
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    Re: MF35x Injection Pump Help!

    The pump is a CAV style pump. A specialty diesel shop should be able to help you with the broken pump. I cannot tell by looking at the photos what engine you have, however if the injectors are...
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    Comparison Re: Gas Tractors

    I would be very concerned about running 100% ethanol. The ethanol will destroy the seals in the fuel system of a gas tractor. I am in the parts industry and we will not warranty anything that has...
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    Re: massey ferguson 235 steering box.

    The MF235 is notorious for its steering system. If you do not get a response here, post in the MF forum, I am sure that someone has rebuild one.
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    Re: !979 MF 245 parts

    I would look at getting the metal pipes off of a salvage yard. The steel needed for the pipes is not regular pipe but higher pressure tubing as the steering system will operate between 900-2500 PSI...
  78. Re: massey ferguson tractor trying to find what i have

    Please post a few photos, alot of folks on here can ID a tractor with a few photos.
  79. 3-Point Hitch Re: New MF 202 owner - with draw arm questions

    Hope this helps
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    Re: Ford 545D Counterweight Ideas

    I have a similar problem with my industrial tractor. I have a 55 gallon drum on a heavy metal frame and frequently with I had more weight. If you need a monster counterweight look at some of the...
  81. Re: 40B massey backhoe & bucket need info about AD4.203 diesel engine

    "It has been run without a breather filter" This is most likely the culprit. Dirt will destroy an engine quickly, It is critical to never run a tractor without a air filter as they work in a dusty...
  82. Re: recently bought a MF 40b. how do i operate the transmission?

    Your tractor would be a instareverse. The two pedals on the right are for forward / reverse, the left two pedals are the brakes. Make sure both shifters are in the middle position (neutral) and start...
  83. Loader Re: massey ferguson industrial 50s model data

    Your tractor would be a instareverse. The two pedals on the right are for forward / reverse, the left two pedals are the brakes. Make sure both shifters are in the middle position (neutral) and...
  84. Front-End Loader Re: Massey Ferguson 232 loader on a MF 240 tractor

    If there is no cover plate then debris and mud will get up in the bell housing and gunk up the clutch. I would fabricate a cover plate to keep the clutch clean. It is nice that the MF have an...
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    Re: block heater fon 5460L

    Not being submerged would make sense. The Zero Start / Phillips Temro brand is good. If you had put a Kats heater in then the melted element / constant failure would make sense.
    Let us know what...
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    Re: Massey Ferguson Industrial 20c

    The 20C, is a rather uncommon machine. Like Ken said they do bring a lower price than the ag versions. The AG equivalent of the tractor is a MF245. The 20C came in two varients the 20C turf that...
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    Re: 1962 MF 202 workbull loader hydraulics

    I know that on the 32A loaders you fill from the breather hole. However I do not know about the old davis loaders.
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    Re: URGENT tow drop hook

    The hitch you are referring to is a pick up hitch, the hitch picks the trailer tongue up, they are extremely popular in the UK and are non existent in the USA. Some of these where actuated off of...
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    Re: Work Shoes?

    I like Redwings, the set I have are steel toe and have shanks in them. They were stiff at first however after they broke in they fit just fine. I have been wearing them for 9 years and have a spare...
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    Re: Vicon spreader parts

    BAP provided you with the best solution. The pendulum spreaders are some of the nicest out there. They have a very consistent pattern, and are very robust.
  91. Re: So I finally bought a MF 1030... now what?!?

    The grease that your wife purchased is just fine for the tractor.
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    Re: How many hours can i expect?

    I would say that as long as it is maintained well it will last at least 3000 hours and could most likely be run to 5000.
  93. Re: Few Questions/Issues with my "new" Ford 3600

    Dash gauges - I would make sure that the tach cable is good before trying to replace the tach.
    Brakes - The manual drum brakes are mediocre at best. Sounds like yours might need adjusted, there...
  94. Re: Walterscheid PTO Need half to Tractor

    I have a couple questions.
    What shape is the tubing
    Is the shaft a CV shaft
    What is the distance from the outside cap to outside cap of the bearing caps?
    With this information we can identify the...
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    Re: MF 135 PTO disengaging

    The jensales manuals are AGCo reprints so they will work just fine.
  96. Re: FORD 445A Only 1 3pt. lift arm raises completely up.

    Let us know what you find out
  97. Re: FORD 445A Only 1 3pt. lift arm raises completely up.

    I would suspect that the rockshaft is broken. This is the piece that connects the two lift arms together. The friction of the joint lets the left go up part way or the box blade pulls it up. Box...
  98. Buying Advice Re: CountyLineď˝® Rotary Cutter, 5 ft.

    Most of the heavy duty cutters from places like Bush Hog, Woods, Shulte use Italian gear boxes. The Chinese gear boxes seem to hold up just fine unless your pushing the limits of your rotary cutter...
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    Re: Pulling a 5300 LB lawn roller

    I would be extremely wary of pulling a roller that weighed that much. The roller weighs as much if not more then the tractor, If you have any hills I would be wary of it taking off one direction and...
  100. Re: Why are "C" tiller tines different from "L" shaped tines?

    Another consideration is how much hp do you have per ft? A L tine requires more HP when compared to a C tine because the entire blade enters the ground at the same moment. A L tine gives you a...
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