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    Re: 2015 Colorado/Canyon V6 MPG

    That one looks like a little better clearance. Actually a very nice looking truck.
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    Re: 2015 Colorado/Canyon V6 MPG

    Thanks Topkicker it's hard to see on your Z71 picture but the black lower air dam is what I'm referring to, I'd have to remove it for sure. Perhaps the future High Rider version will be the answer? I...
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    Re: 2015 Colorado/Canyon V6 MPG

    I saw one at the auto show earlier this year, good looking trucks and just the size I want. MPG rating is good too, about the same as the 1/2 ton Dodge. What I don't like is how low the front is and...
  4. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    Pretty cool old video I've seen it before and it is reverent today.
  5. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    Spudhauler, yes my front drive does indeed work. When the rears start slipping and spinning the front's hook up and start pulling.
  6. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    I'll take that bet.
  7. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    Steve actually the rears spin at a faster speed than the fronts, when turning the same speed the fronts are not pulling.

    If you watch closely you'll notice what I'm talking about....
  8. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    As long as you drove straight both rears would be the same, both fronts would be the same however different from the rears because the tires are different size. Obviously they would all rotate the...
  9. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    No but I believe the response is "they all do that".
  10. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    LOL I guess I was destined to end up with this set-up because the other UTV I had narrowed down to was a John Deere!

    I tried that with air pressure. My thought was to make the rear tire diameter...
  11. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    Thanks. This illustrates what was I felt was contributing to the unstable tracking on ice and snow and the rear spinning up the surface of the wet trail going up a steep hill while the fronts were...
  12. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    As I say I don't believe the rear fishtailing is caused by the tires, it has the stock tires on the back and front which are still sharp. Under moderate throttle and up the back fishtails but not the...
  13. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    We'll agree to disagree on that statement. It may prevent you from getting stuck when the rear wheels start spinning and it's certainly better than 2wd.
    Does anyone know if all Polaris ATV/UTV have...
  14. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    Not up on a hoist but the brakes aren't dragging because I often push it back in the garage rather than start it and then turn it right off again. It rolls easily in neutral.

    The 2002 Rangers...
  15. Re: Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    I could do that but in the condition I described, in 2wd it's really fishtailing, which is why I use 4wd. My point/complaint is switching to 4wd doesn't help the Ranger, unlike on my ATV's and old...
  16. Any Polaris 4WD Experts? I'm Disappointed With My Ranger 500 In Snow

    I must say my 2012 Polaris 500 mid-size UTV doesn't go as well in snow as the Mule 610 I had before. Going up the same hill with similar amount of snow the Mule in 4wd never had a problem and seldom...
  17. Thread: New Ford F150

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    Re: New Ford F150

    The new Corvette has even less steel, the frame is now aluminum and the hood and top are carbon fiber. Sometimes motorcycles don't trigger loop sensors for traffic lights but I just wait one cycle...
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    Re: Nissan Frontier Concept - w/Cummins Diesel

    I'm thinking it's just a concept to gauge the public's interest for a diesel Frontier and the current Frontier is all that's available for the mock-up. An all new or substantially redesigned Frontier...
  19. Re: How Does One Get Out the Screen Which Fell Into the Fuel Tank, B7500?

    Thanks guys, you've convinced me to leave it there for the time being at least. I'll think about pulling the tank sometime when I need an afternoon project. Meanwhile I'm thinking of running it...
  20. Re: How Does One Get Out the Screen Which Fell Into the Fuel Tank, B7500?

    Steve it looks to be around 2' long in the video at the link but he also mentions it being water resistant, not waterproof. I'm doing as you suggest taking the easy way out but this means sometimes...
  21. Re: How Does One Get Out the Screen Which Fell Into the Fuel Tank, B7500?

    Here we go, maybe this Inspection Camera - Save on this Digital Inspection Camera along with the grabber? No it's not causing any real problem at this point, I just can't trust the fuel gauge. It...
  22. Re: How Does One Get Out the Screen Which Fell Into the Fuel Tank, B7500?

    No I can't see it. It's a round, rigid black plastic screen that was pressed in the filler neck I guess to catch debris or large contaminates. Now it's down inside the irregular shaped also black...
  23. How Does One Get Out the Screen Which Fell Into the Fuel Tank, B7500?

    There was a plastic insert screen at the filler on my tractor and it's not there any longer. My hunch is the nozzle of the fuel can punched it into the tank when I was refilling. I noticed the fuel...
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    Re: Wood deck coatings

    Not necessarily, whether the pigment is light or dark makes no difference (for instance white zinc oxide is a very effective sunscreen). There is a minimum amount necessary, light tints usually just...
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    Re: Wood deck coatings

    You are absolutely correct regarding UV degrading wood. That's why stains protect better than clear finishes. I would suggest a "penetrating" type oil stain sometimes referred to as semi-transparent....
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    I see 4 wheelers in the back of Tacomas? Obviously on the larger ones you need to ride the front wheels up over the wheel wells. I thought this new Colorado was only 5" narrower than the full size?...
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    And that is the problem it's at least 15% more, most of the time it costs 20% more (at least around here) and you're already "upside down" $5,000 at purchase.
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    Heck I'm thinking the other way, with this lighter weight more efficient Colorado now why not just drop the half ton Sierra? Anyone that needs to haul or tow much could buy the 2500 series 3/4 ton,...
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    +1




    It's been out there for a while? It's not the same as anything they have been offering like the old Colorado or the current export version, whatever it's called?
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    I like the exterior but is it me or does the dash console seem unsightly, out of proportion? It says manual only available in the 4 banger. :confused:
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    Very encouraging Topkicker, an extended cab manual is exactly what I want! So where are these trucks being built now going? Are you just building a few variations as test vehicles or will they be...
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    Re: 2013 Tundra oil change interval

    I saw where GM backed off their extended oil change interval (at least on some of their vehicles) after some of their engines experienced excessive cam chain wear. They issued a TSB for dealers to...
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    Thanks Topkicker. I like what we've seen and the observations that you've shared. I'm holding out for one with a heavy duty manual transmission. Not getting my hopes up though.
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    Re: 2013 Tundra oil change interval

    If it were MY new truck and I planned on keeping it for 100K or longer I would change the oil at 5,000 and 15,000 miles on my dime, and let them do it at 10,000 along with their tire rotation. This...
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    I'm not sure I understand but I don't notice a higher percentage of trucks in the city, maybe just the opposite? We all see a lot of (most?) cars and empty trucks driving around with only one...
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    I dunno, it may be a bit high but I still think 1,000# cargo capacity is doable in a unibody designed for that. Heck three fat people in the back of a Civic may weigh 800# :eek:, and unibody minivans...
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    I was the one who suggested a possible unibody truck being an option for lighter weight, with an arbitrary say 1,000# payload, and 3,500# tow capability. I offered this simply because many would like...
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    I was thinking the same thing. Heck I wish they would bring out a small unibody truck with independent suspension, at least a 6' bed that could carry 1,000-1,200 pounds, and tow maybe up to 3,500...
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    Then again I just read this so maybe there is hope?

    A six-speed automatic will power all three engines, for now. While no manual transmission was mentioned, engineers hinted that one might...
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    Re: Diesel confirmed in new Chevy Colorado.

    Depressing to see there will not be a manual transmission available in any version which eliminates it for me. Nice looking truck though.
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    Re: ELIO - has anybody driven one ? (84mpg)

    Morgan, a British 3-wheeler, buy their V-twin engines from S&S but it's mounted exposed in front. The Elio's is covered so it needs to be water cooled.
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    Re: ELIO - has anybody driven one ? (84mpg)

    I would say if you can't write a check for $7,000 for one of those things then don't buy it. But then I'm probably considered old fashion.
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    Re: ELIO - has anybody driven one ? (84mpg)

    I agree. Motus is another new US company and they are trying to bring out a new motorcycle from scratch. They seem to have been "rolling it out" for years! Motus Motorcycles | The American V4...
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    Re: ELIO - has anybody driven one ? (84mpg)

    I don't understand why anyone would give away a deposit to that company? Best case is they get your money for free (no interest), worst case (which is the most likely scenario IMO) it never makes it...
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    LOL I didn't pay that much attention, it appears to be about 750-800cc.
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    Re: If buying new what would You Buy

    Looks like an AWD golf cart.
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    The worst location to place weight on a motorcycle is high and rear, especially behind the rear axle.
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    Re: Needing a small tractor with high clearance

    Looks like the Tuff-bilt may be prone to doing a wheely and coming over, and no Rops?

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/FXDXI/Vehicles/mowerdeck_mounted_zpsd45b5874.jpg
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    Re: If buying new what would You Buy

    To be honest I had heard some mention Polaris quality as not being up with the Japanese brands so that was a concern. After talking with the few people I could find with newer Polaris products I came...
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    Re: If buying new what would You Buy

    I would recommend looking at the Polaris midsize line also. When I was looking I test rode all three, the 400, 500, and 800 and ended up choosing the 500. It has FI (which I wanted with today's gas)...
  51. Re: List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    I have found 2 flaws after living 10 years with my Kubota B7500. Mounting from the right side I inadvertently hit the transmission dipstick and snapped the plastic handle off. The spout on my 5...
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    Re: Kawasaki Mule 610 Plow Install

    Other than a few little differences in the XC version I think all the year 610’s are the same. The manual was printed 4-25-2006 and it’s the actual hard copy manual (which I find more convenient) not...
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    Re: Kawasaki Mule 610 Plow Install

    If you're still looking for one I happen to have the factory service manual along with a couple oil filters and new valve cover gasket (often necessary when checking/adjusting the valves).
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    Re: Linhai-Yanmar Side by Side

    I've heard of Yanmar but not Linhai-Yanmar. A quick search didn't bring up anything either. Do you have a link or any info?
  55. Thread: Went With an X310

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    Re: Went With an X310

    Rereading my post I looked up my Cub to be sure we were talking about the same unit. My mistake going from memory. It was actually a 2544.



    But I really wanted to just post a follow-up for...
  56. Thread: KAWASAKI 610 MULE

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    Re: KAWASAKI 610 MULE

    It should roll freely in neutral. I suspect brakes misadjusted/sticking or the shift linkage misadjusted. I would start by jacking it up on blocks (all four corners) and observing what occurs when...
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    Buying Advice Re: Kubota BX1860 or BX1870

    Congratulations on your new BX1860!
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    Re: '92 Suzuki King Quad

    Good solid machine. I have a 2001 King Quad which has been a real work horse. Rather than dual range like most it has three ranges. I guess the battery cover is a little bit of a pain to remove (4...
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    Re: Price Check - Kawasaki Mule 610

    I sold my 2006 610 last year. It had a roof, Rhino lined bed, 210 hours, garage kept and mint condition. I did all services myself (BTW I still have the shop manual if you buy one). I listed it on...
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    Re: John Deere 550 gator

    At least it came with a parking brake, my Ranger doesn't have one. So far it's been ok but I hate having to push up on the shifter so hard taking it out of park when on a hill.




    I would too...
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    Re: B7500 vs 154 Cub Lo Boy

    I can't answer most of your specific questions but I can say the hydro transmission has been smooth and faultless in operation on mine since new (2003). I have the 302 loader and RCK54-24B ground...
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    Buying Advice Re: Kubota BX1860 or BX1870

    I wouldn't want loaded tires for mine if it was going to be my lawn mower because of the additional weight and compaction every time you mow. CHDinCT makes a good point. Plus a ballast box (or rear...
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    Re: New X310 Now Won't Start

    Thanks, JD. I mistakenly assumed after cranking and no fire, but wet plugs, it was a no spark issue. I know now.

    Yeah I'm familiar with our poor excuse for gasoline. I use straight gasoline when I...
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    Re: New X310 Now Won't Start

    Thanks Teddy. Now it's sorted out I'm pleased how it operates, both the effortless steering and how smooth and quiet the hydrostatic functions. The 42" deck cuts just fine with stock the 3 in 1...
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    Re: New X310 Now Won't Start. Update, Problem Solved

    Problem found. Took it to the dealer and the service person tried starting it only it wouldn't turn over. When he pulled the second spark plug gasoline poured out. (When I'd pulled them no gas came...
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    Re: New X310 Now Won't Start

    I know what you're saying and if it's something serious like a cracked engine block I will. Not sure it'd be reasonable to demand a new tractor because something like a safety switch malfunctioned....
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    Re: New X310 Now Won't Start

    Thanks Voyager6. The dealer is maybe 60 miles away but I think I'll just let them deal with it. Hopefully they can quickly get to it, diagnose the problem, and repair it.
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    Re: New X310 Now Won't Start

    LOL, good question but yeah. It was a bit under 1/2 full so I filled it before even starting it. The choke and throttle cables operate the carburetor levers freely and the plugs get wet with gas so...
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    New X310 Now Won't Start

    Darn, I never even got to use it yet. It only has 1 1/2 hours on it, the wife mowed once with it. She said it backfired once in a while and once stopped running, but it started back up and she was...
  70. Thread: Went With an X310

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    Re: Went With an X310

    This YouTube shows how pretty well. The seat mod is simple just separate the plug and add a jumper.

    For the mow in reverse mod I found it's best to pull the plug out for easier access. You leave...
  71. Thread: Went With an X310

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    Re: Went With an X310

    Thanks, Teddy. Our mower was a little out of level so I corrected that which is easy to do. So far I'm very pleased with the cut even w/o having the rear anti-scalp wheels. I think it'd be nice to...
  72. Thread: Went With an X310

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    Re: Went With an X310

    Indeed! I guess there'll be the occasional time when she's away to look forward to.
  73. Thread: Went With an X310

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    Re: Went With an X310

    Thanks! LOL she said I can trim and she'll do the riding.
  74. Thread: Went With an X310

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    Went With an X310

    In the market for a small riding mower so I looked at a Kubota T series, since I am 100% pleased with my Kubota B7500 which is used at a different location. To be honest I wasn't impressed with the...
  75. Re: Yamaha introduces the Viking, their Rhino replacement...

    Good point. It'd not even fit on many of the trails I use, my Polaris mid-size is tight in some places.
  76. Re: Yamaha introduces the Viking, their Rhino replacement...

    Probably a nice machine. Looks like it needs bigger wheels to me.
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    Re: Kawasaki vs briggs

    Spoke with a guy who owns a John Deere dealership about the general advantages of Kawasaki over a Briggs. His answer; "smoother, quieter, more fuel efficient, longer lasting, more reliable, and...
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    Re: Which cheapo 54" rider would you buy?

    John Deere does have the D170 and X320 both come with 54" decks. One's around $2,700, the other which is better all around is probably double that.
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    Re: How Well Does the 42" Deck Mulch and Bag?

    I have Gators on my Kubota which work well with the chute. Would Gator blades be considered any higher lift that JD's regular 3 in 1 blades?
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    Re: How Well Does the 42" Deck Mulch and Bag?

    Thanks for your advice. It certainly sounds like mulching blades for mulching and high-lift for bagging will work best. I guess I should try the 3 in 1 blades that it comes with. It would be...
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    Buying Advice Re: 2013 Ram 1500..what ratio?

    Yes you should.
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    How Well Does the 42" Deck Mulch and Bag?

    Stopped by a dealer a few days ago and was looking at small lawn tractors. The ones I've narrowed down to (D120, X300, or X310) all have 42" decks. The sales person said the 42 decks on the X series...
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    Re: X740 pulls out big stump!

    That's a great looking tractor and obviously quite capable. I agree about the diesel, much over 20 HP it's the best way to go.
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    Re: My blood now runs Orange

    Congratulations, that's a fine tractor you have. You're going to love the FEL. The first service is what... 50 hours? I was just impressed that the manual has the instructions how to do it. So I...
  85. Re: Please Suggest a Good Riding Mower, Preferably Not Over $4K

    A BX is larger than I would like, or need. I do have a B7500 at the other property. And I have no problem with a small used tractor if it's in very good condition, I am keeping my eye out. The...
  86. Re: Please Suggest a Good Riding Mower, Preferably Not Over $4K

    Thanks for your thoughts, guys. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a nice used piece but so far haven't come across one. I imagine a X540 would have at least a 48" deck though. I guess it's between the X310...
  87. Please Suggest a Good Riding Mower, Preferably Not Over $4K

    I'm in the market for a riding mower that will likely end up with a front blade for snow. But mostly it'll be mowing and pulling a cart, roller, etc. 42-44" deck will be perfect. The $1,800 lawn...
  88. Thread: Log Bench

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    Re: Log Bench

    I cut some which sound similar just to use them around our trails and fire pit.

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/FXDXI/Clifton/IMG_2255.jpg
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    Re: Utility vehicle for the mountains

    I recently went from a Mule 610 4x4 to a Polaris Ranger 500 EFI. The Ranger can freewheel but only seems to disengage when going very slow. If I'm crawling down a steep hill I just make sure it's in...
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    Re: JohnDeere 550 Gator

    I looked at the Gator 550 but ended up with a Polaris 500. I liked the Gator's suspension and it ran ok, but it was warm when I tested it. My Polaris was made in Mexico so fingers crossed on it's...
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    Re: Kubota RTV 500 Uphill Pulling / Towing

    What about a mid size Ranger? 2013 Polaris RANGER 500 EFI Solar Red Side by Side: Features
  92. Thread: UTV speed

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    Re: UTV speed

    I didn't realize there was even this to deal with.
  93. Thread: UTV speed

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    Re: UTV speed

    As someone coming from a Mule, 20-25 was usually fast enough. But for those times when more speed was called for it was quite frustrating. The new Polaris 500 I have now is a huge improvement in...
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    I've Never Seen A Tractor Quite Like This...

    :eek:

    traktor racing volvo terror - YouTube
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    Re: JohnDeere 550 Gator

    I had my choice narrowed down to a 550 Gator or Polaris 400/500 Ranger because at 56" they were the next narrowest side-by-side after my Mule 610 that fit my needs of a nice bed, and bench seat. I...
  96. Tractor Sizing Re: Tractor shopping - need advice on size of machine

    Seems like a Kubota BX series, or the Kioti/MF equivalent could be a good option.
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    Re: Getting Ready For Winter.

    Thanks, Gale. I must admit I did not get the tractor ready. I've been playing with our new Polaris Ranger when I should have been been servicing the tractor (and the 4-wheelers) for winter. Then I...
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    Re: Getting Ready For Winter.

    Fast forward a couple days to this afternoon, a pic on the other side of the garage. Power's out but the generator is plugged in. October is kinda early for snow here.
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    Re: Lots Of Photo's Of Interesting Cabins

    Quite welcome! I spent 30 minutes then just bookmarked it too. I just enjoy looking at all the different types, maybe I'll get some ideas?
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    Lots Of Photo's Of Interesting Cabins

    I just came across this site that has photos of all kinds of cabins. I thought some of you might enjoy seeing them. The site name made me wonder a bit but I assure you it's just cabins and PG rated....
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