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  1. Re: Help! Tractor/Loader/Backhoe Suggestions Needed

    They are good, too bad they are not still made new.

    TBS
  2. Re: Ranch/homested powered tamper for posts?

    A 'curved head tamping bar' costs about $99

    http://www.hilineco.com/docs/2014_Catalog/2014%20Hi-Line%20Catalog%20-%20p225-231%20-%20Digging%20&%20Pole%20Handling.pdf

    I use a 12 inch auger so i...
  3. Re: Bad Day at Block Rock - errrr - Make it Bad Year.

    I never noticed it was Block Rock instead of Black Rock until I read you post. :ashamed:



    TBS
  4. Re: Bad Day at Block Rock - errrr - Make it Bad Year.

    I read this thread every time I get on TBN. Always interested n whats happening in Black Rock but I seldom comment. I DO often say a prayer for my friend Crash in Black Rock.

    TBS
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    Re: Jeep Tow Vehicle

    I know the old Jeep Grand Wagoneer was a good tow vehicle.

    They say they plan to bring it back. Don't know about the towing capacity.

    Jeep Will Show the 218 Grand Wagoneer to Dealers This...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    How big is that hay barn?

    WOW!

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    Re: GMT900 5.3 question

    I agree that routine maintenance schedule should include battery replacement at 36 months. Always got used to the idea that you would get several warnings that the battery was going out by having...
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    You were a rare breed! :D



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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    Oh yeah the CB radios...That was in the early-mid '70's .... all the unlicensed CB's would get spooked when a strange van came through town and rumors started flying that the "FCC was there to track...
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    Remember T-Top thefts? There was a specialty market created for 'refurbished' used T-Tops in Houston. That was back about 35 years ago.

    Before that it was wheel covers or 'hubcaps'. I had great...
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    I had a spare tire stolen from under my truck on night. I had a lock on the tailgate on the old '95 for years and finally thought it was old enough to live without it.

    Glad they put a little lock...
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    Re: Ammunition

    Take a video. :cool:
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    Re: Ammunition

    So, most likely case where a gun 'for home defense' might be needed?

    In bed asleep, awakened by a noise - maybe breaking glass or just a sound that doesn't seem right. I wouldn't want to have to...
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    Re: Poison Ivy

    Glad to hear it worked out well for you!

    :thumbsup:


    TBS
  15. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Lets say the :cop: suggested the refresher course and the :judge: agreed with him.


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  16. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    From what I saw it looks like a bad place to have been was to his left and just ahead of him.

    I ...uh....did take a 'refresher' drivers ed course recently.... and the instructor actually covered...
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    Re: Ammunition

    Harder to argue against a 12 ga shotgun. Pump, auto or double barrel. IMHO. For 'home defense'.


    TBS
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    Re: Ammunition

    I bought 400 rounds of Browning .22 LR 40gr recently at a gun shop in Austin for $22.60 so just a little over a nickel each.


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    Re: Making Nicer Torch Cuts ???

    Impressive!


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    Re: Clever trailer invention

    Good analogy. The trailer dolly has it's uses no doubt. I'm wondering how it does on unpaved dirt as opposed to that paved driveway in the video.


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    Re: Clever trailer invention

    $2395 vs $580 ???? How much checking does it take?????



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  22. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    ONLY latch problems I ever had on my Chevy truck was ONE time after about 200,000 miles over 15 years. But I never greased it or did any other maintenance on that latch until then.



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    Re: Ammunition

    It's all in plentiful stock now just at a higher price.



    TBS
  24. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    :thumbsup: Nothing I can see!
  25. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    That's right! :thumbsup:
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    Re: My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks

    That excavator looks a little close to the edge of the water for comfort. I'm sure you wouldn't take unnecessary chances. It just looks uncomfortable.


    TBS
  27. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Looks to me like the bungee is holding the tailgate closed. TG is probably not able to be latched because the load is too far back.


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    Re: Ammunition

    Yep but now you also have all types of .22 auto loader rifles that shoot ammo up quickly.

    AR type look a like guns that shoot .22 and even guns that look like AK's that show .22 LR.



    TBS
  29. Re: Finally did something that needed doing...

    Just what a 4 day week end was made for! :cool2:
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    Re: Poison Ivy

    Depending on your climate in the summer you may not have to wait too many years for the upper part of the vine to wither enough to fall out of the tree. If it's attached to the tree you'll have a...
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    Re: How to rid Coyote's

    I had an acquaintance in Washington state who said he had eaten mountain lion before and said it was pretty good. I think he said he just shot it.



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    Re: Which one would you recommend?

    What KennyG said ^^^^^ :thumbsup:



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    Re: Which one would you recommend?

    I get ads in the mail from my local JD dealers frequently and they advertise the 1xx mowers but I never see very many in stock at the dealers. I have seen the signs at Lowes and seen stickers on the...
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    Re: New deck on my trailer today.

    That is good thought. I think using auto body seam sealer might be a good idea.

    TBS
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    Re: Which one would you recommend?

    You could have read it on the internet too! :laughing:

    TBS
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    Re: How to rid Coyote's

    Really? Well, have you tried it? :roll eyes:



    TBS
  37. Re: JD 335 Round Baler - not wrapping entire bale

    Good luck. Bailers are like sewing machines to me. Better left to the experts.


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    Re: How to rid Coyote's

    Well, yeah, that and it's just not popular and 'social' to look forward to going to the 'coyote camp' and then bragging about the B&C score of your 'yote kill. And who really wants to have 6 mounted...
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    Re: Which one would you recommend?

    The mowers of the same model are all the same. But there is a reason to avoid the big box stores - service.



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    Re: First Job

    You should go ahead and start with an actual determination of your expenses for your tractor. I set up a system where I determined my cost for operating my JD 110 BH was $65 per hour. That is how...
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    Re: My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks

    This is what I call 'net wire'. He may be referring to something different.

    Home of the Fixed Knot Fence

    TBS
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    Re: Ammunition

    Those CCI .22 shot shells are pretty quiet too.
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    Re: Ammunition

    I can usually find shorts pretty easily. They last a long time for me.

    I've never used the subsonic LR's. Just curious as to the noise they make.


    TBS
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    Re: Ammunition

    Maybe they would sound the same but they are not the same round.

    TBS
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    Re: Ammunition

    Would it wake up neighbors at night?


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    Re: Ammunition

    Has anyone tried any subsonic .22 lr? Was it quiet and how did it work in an autoloader rifle?


    TBS
  47. Re: Ranch/homested powered tamper for posts?

    I have a post tamper that has a curved weight on the end made to fit between a post and the side of the hole that I just pick up and drop on top of the soil to tamp it. Works well and seems like it...
  48. Re: Ranch/homested powered tamper for posts?

    This may be out of your price range but it is what it is:

    Designed for compacting around utility line repairs and new installations prior to pouring concrete
    5 3/4in. round malleable butt...
  49. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    :D

    TBS
  50. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Well, he ain't on the road yet. My gosh would y'all give the guy a break? :D


    TBS
  51. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Well, he's GOT a bungie?!

    :confused2:


    TBS
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    Re: How to rid Coyote's

    For Coyotes a .243 w/ a 80 gn BTHP

    TBS
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    Re: New deck on my trailer today.

    Wouldn't 50/50 linseed oil/turpentine be better?


    TBS
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    Re: My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks

    Nice dog Brandi, congrats!

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    Re: How to rid Coyote's

    Interesting comments in this article on using dogs to lure in coyotes:
    Downright Dirty Tactics for Calling Winter Coyotes | Outdoor Life

    TBS
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    Re: How to rid Coyote's

    Those wild hogs have NO NATURAL predators locally. They are the top of the food chain, for the most part, in this area.

    TBS
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    Re: How to rid Coyote's

    >>>>>The M-44 is a spring-operated device used to deliver a toxicant (sodium cyanide) to control coyotes. A fetid bait is used to attract coyotes to pull the device. When the coyote pulls the baited...
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    Re: How Do You Hook Up Your Gooseneck?

    :thumbsup:

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    Re: How to rid Coyote's

    We were at the Boliver Ferry waiting in a line of traffic to load onto the ferry last summer. There was a trash can overfilled and coyotes were coming up to the trash can calmly rummaging and picking...
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    Re: How Do You Hook Up Your Gooseneck?

    Big Bend Trailers advertises their trailers have this so you don't have to crawl into the truck bed to latch it.

    >>>Latching Mechanism
    You don't have to crawl over into the back of you truck bed...
  61. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    There is some realistic stuff out there.



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    Re: How to rid Coyote's

    This should be interesting.


    TBS
  63. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Nice tailgate!
  64. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Looks like he had a really rough night.:D


    TBS
  65. Re: Bad Day at Block Rock - errrr - Make it Bad Year.

    I was surprised that the one that got me on the toe was so mild. I stuck my foot in a shoe where it was hiding and it hit me on the big toe. Maybe it didn't have room to get a good strike inside the...
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    Re: My new tow vehicle

    :thumbsup: Thanks for a great pic. :thumbsup:



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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Sounds like you turned the lemons into lemonade. :thumbsup:

    (And I'm not calling the V10 a lemon. :laughing:)



    TBS
  68. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Yes Sir! That was back in the classy days of Cadillac! Thanks for posting that picture!


    TBS
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    Re: What a tragedy

    And they were just passing through town:
    81-year-old woman dies of her injuries after tow hitch comes thr - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |


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  70. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    A family with young children could camp in the trunk of that car. :laughing:


    TBS
  71. Re: Actual stories of lawsuits for doing tractor work for hire.

    That would seem to qualify the plaintiff as being a 'Vexatious Litigant' in Texas. He could basically have his right to sue suspended and he could only sue with permission of the administrative judge...
  72. Re: Actual stories of lawsuits for doing tractor work for hire.

    ...and it depends.....:D
  73. Re: Looking for a string trimmer. Any opinions?

    I have heard the same thing abut the Tanakas not being the same as old ones.

    I've never had an Echo but they are supposed to be good too. Hope you can get a fuel tank.

    I have converted to...
  74. Re: Looking for a string trimmer. Any opinions?

    Since you ruled out Stihl is would recommend Tanaka. I have had one from over 25 years and it's near bullet proof.

    Grass Trimmers

    Look for a dealer near you and check them out.


    TBS
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    Re: My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks

    Great Brandi! Looking forward to it!


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    Re: My new tow vehicle

    Very Nice!

    Let us know how it works out and some pics of what you haul on it would be great!



    TBS
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Looks like you are leaving a small gap between the floor and sides to wash it out? Or am I seeing things?


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    Re: County Maps

    That would be the best recommendation I could think of. Our county GIS department can make just about any map you would want in whatever size you want, almost.


    TBS
  79. Re: Picked up a Cub Cadet 6x4 Big Country Yesterday

    TractorHouse.com | CUB CADET BIG COUNTRY For Sale - 5 Listings - Page 1



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  80. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Now that is a real doooosey!
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    You sure have thought of a lot of things for these trailers. :thumbsup:
  82. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Something about that is just funny. :laughing:
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Good lesson to remember! ^^^^^

    :thumbsup:
  84. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    :thumbsup:
  85. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I try to minimize the use of Bondo whenever possible. It's just rarely possible. :D


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    Re: Help me pick a skid steer

    zmoz wants YOU to tell him what HE WANTS TO HEAR but he wants you to guess it correctly on the FIRST try or he'll call you an IDIOT.


    Must make perfect sense to him.



    TBS
  87. Re: Actual stories of lawsuits for doing tractor work for hire.

    Since you are so positive that the defendant must pay a fee to file his answer to a small claims court lawsuit why don't you locate a link to the fee schedule and post it here so people can see if...
  88. Re: Actual stories of lawsuits for doing tractor work for hire.

    You paint a bleak picture! Good thing it's not as bad as you make it out to be.

    namesray, if you use some common sense and take some reasonable steps up front you would be fine in all of this...
  89. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    " A gallon of Bondo is cheaper than a new quarter panel".



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    Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    Glad to hear the good news that you survived and are doing fine! You always have a positive outlook on any situation and that is very welcome because so many don't, including me.

    Now, where did...
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    Re: Help me pick a skid steer

    I can't understand how you would ask a question in that way and then slander the people who offer you well meaning answers to your proposed question. You don't seem to be a newbie on TBN. You must...
  92. Re: Actual stories of lawsuits for doing tractor work for hire.

    Imagine is about right. Those are more like dreams than reality. The only thing you said that makes any sense is the very last sentence.

    Every situation you describe could be avoided or eliminated...
  93. Re: Actual stories of lawsuits for doing tractor work for hire.

    That is a big misconception. In most states they are enforceable. Texas they absolutely are.

    We just collected on a judgement filed over 8 years ago against a prior tenant for damage they did...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Nice job!
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    Re: My "why I carry a firearm " rant

    I don't open carry because I don't like advertising that I carry.

    I like to see people open carrying for two reasons: 1) the fact that they are armed MAY discourage any assaults and, if an...
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    Re: Help me pick a skid steer

    WOW gotta ask my self why he even made the post. Just to get an argument???

    TBS
  97. Re: Actual stories of lawsuits for doing tractor work for hire.

    It will be interesting to see the replies to this and how many actually come up with bonified examples.

    Most of the threads like you described are full of 'one time this happened to a guy, I...
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    Re: Revenge of the mailbox

    We had some mailbox bashing a few times a couple years ago. Wife had planted some boxwood hedges around the mailbox and we just let them grow up so they surround the mailbox on both sides and the...
  99. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Pure genius actually.:thumbsup::D
  100. Re: Bad Day at Block Rock - errrr - Make it Bad Year.

    :thumbsup:
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