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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    The hinge lock I tried interfered with the closing of the gate, so I replaced it with a simple worm clamp. Won't stop theft, but hopefully it'll slow them down enough they'll go to the next one!
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    Re: Leaf collection ideas

    I picked this up off CL last fall: 474962 had enough hose from a previous project to make it to the mower. Bought a new remote hose for it. Use it on my 1980 JD 314: 474963
  3. Thread: Dog pics

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    Re: Dog pics

    I worked as a firefighter for 29 years, retired 10-1/2 yrs. ago, we've kept Dals for around 35 years. They're our "kids"! :D
  4. Thread: Dog pics

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    Re: Dog pics

    Chief (top) turned 11 this spring, our third Dal & the first one to make 10 years. He has one bad eye & doesn't get around the best, but he's happy & that's what counts! 474226

    Dottie turned 4...
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    Re: Those Craigslist photos

    I once spotted this picture in a CL ad from IA: 472052 The poster had tried to block out the two trailers behind the Snowco. I posted my own ad in the same CL area that this trailer was not for...
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    Re: AC in Garage

    Just for comparison's sake, I had a 9,000 btu mini split put in my new 14 x 20' shop for $1500 this spring. This is for heat & air both, quiet & supposed to be very efficient. I've been running it...
  7. Re: I think a friend of mine will be leaving soon

    THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Thanks!

    Local builder, it started out 16' w/3500# axles & slide out ramps. When I brought Dad's JD 720D home, I took it back & had the 6,000# axles, wheels &tires put under it (frame is plenty...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    19+ year old Woodworth trailer (w/more recent modifications): 469382
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    Re: What are these growing in my garden.

    Looks like something from the squash family, squash, gourds, pumpkins, etc., they re-seed easily!
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    Re: Cheap storm shelter?

    An axe should be standard equipment, cheap & much better chance of getting yourself out!
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    Re: Cheap storm shelter?

    Plastic septic tanks can be crushed by surrounding soil if not filled with water. I have a smaller one that I use for garden water from the roofs, it has partially crushed!
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    Re: Lets see your Deere

    I'm down to 4 now; my 1970-70 I (industrial): 466745, next is the 1980-314: 466746 The 2004-790: 466747 & my pride & joy, 1953-40S: 466748

    I guess it didn't specify tractors, so here's my...
  14. Thread: Ladders

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    Re: Ladders

    I have one of the 11' Home Depot models, don't remember the brand name, It's my "go to" ladder! Handy to store & move around, plus the leg adjustment for steps. Also have a yellow fiberglass 6'...
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    Re: Slow Forum Today

    "504 gateway time out" a lot the last couple of days, aggravating! :mad:
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    Re: Which small chainsaw ?

    I went with an Oregon 40V, 14" for my small work. 463198 I use it mostly for thinning my timber of up to 3" Hackberry sprouts. I can cut a few, stop & treat the stumps, then cut a few more. Two...
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    Re: Got carded at tractor supply....

    Same here, I set two cans of spray paint on the counter at TSC yesterday & the clerk asked my birth date (I'm 65 & show it), she was probably older than I am & has worked there for several years. I...
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    Re: Prostate exam

    Not necessarily, not all prostate cancers are the slow growing variety, mine was a faster growing version, caught early at age 52!
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    Re: JD Model 790

    I gave $11,5000 for my '04 790 5-6 years ago with 300 loader (quick-tach) & 5' Woods finish mower, 385 hours. It's been well worth it to me!
  20. Re: Anyone get on of these government surveys ?

    I got another one that said "past due", still in Mom's name, so I circled her name & wrote "deceased" on it and sent it back!
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    Re: Drunk driver hits tractor.

    Not at all practical in many farming situations! I grew up farming in the 1950's & 60's, worked in the safety business for 29 years after that. I'll agree, safety precautions too often aren't...
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    Re: Drunk driver hits tractor.

    And just how are they supposed to get from one farm to another???
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    Re: John Deere M

    I agree, if it runs & sounds good & things like hubs & spindles are tight, hydraulics work that sounds like a decent price. Be careful of the steering column lock, they often don't lock when worn &...
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    Re: Trailer Features - What To Look For

    Loading legs will take care of the lift problem: 456821 When in the down position, they're an inch or so off the ground. When loaded, just back up a little & swing them up!
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    Re: Trailer Features - What To Look For

    My 16' Woodworth (a local company), started out with 3500 lb axles & 5' slide-in ramps. When I brought Dad's JD 720D home, I had the builder change the axles, springs, etc. to 6,000 lb. After...
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    Re: Trailer Features - What To Look For

    With a tandem axle trailer, I would make sure it has brakes on both axles (some don't)!
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    I had a little adjustment made to my 16" Woodworth (a local builder) last fall. I needed a little more room to get the best balance with the JD 790 & 5" Woods finish mower, so I took the 19 year old...
  28. Re: Anyone built there own weight box for a three point?

    I didn't build this one but modified a JD box I found on CL, I started by adding RR rail runners & a 2" receiver tube that is bolted to the box. 455802 Then, an old galvanized grainery door for a...
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    Re: Winshield for JD Gator

    I used 1/4" Lexan on the 550 Mule I used to have: 455702 When I bought the '07 "TS" Gator, it had a partial aftermarket windshield on it, I added Lexan to extend the top with aluminum double...
  30. Re: looking for best chan saw in 14" class. Wants light weight, reliability

    I have one of the Oregon 40V with two batteries: 454843 I bought it for a purpose, clearing up to 4" +/- trees in my timber, mostly Hack-berries. With the two 4ah batteries it will last me two...
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    Re: My little girl Minnie is gone.

    Sorry for your loss!

    The Rainbow Bridge

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to...
  32. Re: Anyone get on of these government surveys ?

    Got one in my deceased mother's name, farm has belonged to me for a year now. It does say "response is voluntary" at the end of the first paragraph! It went into the trash, we'll see!
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    Re: trailers for tractors

    I built this 5' x 6' for my JD 790, using parts I had on hand: 450609 450610 Would have been nice to have a bit more tongue weight, but I didn't have room with what I had.
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    Re: 3 point wood splitter

    Not happening!!!
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    Re: 3 point wood splitter

    Just curious, why "full throttle"?

    I use the hydraulics on my JD 790 for my 3-pt splitter at a fast idle. No, it's not fast, but I work alone & i'm not fast either & it works fine for me. 449641...
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    Re: Craigslist Flakes

    Once got an email chewing me out for running an ad on Des Moines CL,. I live 35 miles south of the IA line & have bought several things (& sold & a few) on DM CL in the past! Overall, I've had good...
  37. Re: Favorite go to thread?(daily) if not minute

    Missouri Roll Call - Show Me!
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    Re: ATV/UTV Pictures!

    I don't know for sure that what is on mine is plexiglass, but it's thin. Lexan is expensive, but more scratch & break resistant & would be worth the extra cost to me.
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    Re: ATV/UTV Pictures!

    My "TS" Gator had this after-market canopy on it when I bought it: 448602 Since I haul it 30 miles to the farm a lot, I rebuilt the rear mount to something sturdier bolted to the frame: 448603
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    Same as last year, the 1953 JD 40S w/5' front blade: 448098 I did get it painted though, put the blade on yesterday: 448099 And the rear weights: 448100

    I'll put the 49 blower & cab on the...
  41. Re: Ready for Dear Season to start this weekend

    My season ended Wednesday when this guy came back about 8 am: 447929 He maxed out my 160 lb. bale scales (field dressed) & I didn't have his front feet & head of the ground yet! Seven points, one...
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    Re: New Carhart coat

    I just wish they'd come back with the brown duck unlined chore coat! I bought some years ago, when Carhart quit making them Gemplers had them. Now I can't find them anywhere!
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    Re: Wood shed ideas?

    How about one of the metal carports? You can order them with sides & ends or enclose it yourself! 445793 Mine has the taller frame at extra cost, I enclosed it myself over time. 10' rolling door...
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    Re: Disposal of oil

    Our local muffler/welding shop burns it to heat their shop. The filters & oily rags, I burn in my shop wood stove.
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    Re: New Dewalt Cordless String Trimmer

    I use my Oregon battery chain saw a lot for small stuff, two 4 ah batteries will last me a couple hours of intermittent cutting/piling. That's all I want for a day of that kind of work anymore! I...
  46. Thread: carry all

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    Re: carry all

    I found an old one at a farm auction for $5! Threw away the rotted wood, painted the frame & built one to use on tractor drives: 444950 Sold it after I quit the drives.
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    Re: Satellite Radio

    I had it free for a few months with my used (certified pre-owned :D) 2013 Silverado, never used it! Got tired of all the calls & junk mail from them & chewed one caller out about it, calls & junk...
  48. Re: Why do dealerships require you to make an appointment for everything now?

    Only took around 25 minutes for mine on my '13 1/2 ton Silverado & was scheduled in just a few days. Of course the dealership is 25 miles away! But we go there occasionally anyway.
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    Re: Old sawmill ,the big round blade type

    My farm renter has a circular sawmill, powered by tractor PTO. His dad, with his help, has sawn lumber for me in the past. I cut the log & told them where it's at, they did the rest!
  50. Re: How do you store a chainsaw so it will not leak bar oil.

    I use a hard shell case, just wipe the bottom out once in a while.
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    Re: 3pt ballast box

    I started out with a slightly used factory box; added RR rail runners & 2" receiver tube that bolts to the bottom: 439127 Filled to about 8" of the top with scrap iron & lead, bolted in a metal...
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    Re: Butcher pigs - remove hair- torch?

    Skin them!
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    Re: Cordless Pole Saws

    Don't have the pole saw, but I do have the Oregon chainsaw. Two batteries do all I want anymore by the time I handle the brush. I didn't buy it to replace my gas saw, but makes a good addition to...
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    Re: Using "Sun Block"?

    Long sleeved shirt & hat year round: 434864

    Outback-style Sun Hat | GEMPLER'S
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

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    Re: Why are lawn tractors so slow?

    In a word --- lawyers!
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    Re: Trailer/Truck Setup

    Another thing to look at is the receiver hitch! My '06 Silverado was in the group that had rust problems with their hitches, replaced it with a class V. Handled up to 7,000 just fine.

    Found out...
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    Re: Identify This 3PT disc?

    Not sure of the model, but it's a John Deere disk! I used to have one very similar to it I used with a JD 520 (35 HP) 431897 It would be way too heavy to use on a compact tractor at 7'!
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    Re: Who can afford a new truck anymore?

    I did the same thing & retired at 55. Lost quite a bit in the 80's, but still comfortable in retirement! The key is time!

    We bought our house 30 years ago on a 10 year loan, paid it off in 8...
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    Re: Who can afford a new truck anymore?

    But, where are you going to get 7% interest these days?
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    Re: addition to the garden

    Looks good! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Who can afford a new truck anymore?

    Our next door neighbor just came home with a 2015 Silverado LTZ 2500 crew cab. I looked up the same model from the same dealer, dealers price $55,763, $240 less than we gave for our house (30 years...
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    Re: Who can afford a new truck anymore?

    My first car was a 1959 Pontiac Catalina w/42,00 miles, $335 @ auction, next was a new 1971 F100 Ford (leftover) w/360 4 speed for $3000 @ $102.55/month. Then $3000 for a 76 Ford, light 3/4 w/50K...
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    Re: Who can afford a new truck anymore?

    I just bought a 2013 Silverado w/16,500, $30K, may be the last one I buy! Got $10K out of the '06 w/116K miles (low end of Blue Book on it).
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    Re: Chart of hummingbird arrival in your area.

    Saw a couple about two weeks ago & one a couple days ago. They should be here in full force as the Columbine is in full bloom! (The pink blooms) 424928 Columbine normally brings them in force...
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    Re: John Deere Model A - 6 volt or 12 volt

    More staying power! All the 12V JD two-cylinder tractors originally used 2-6V batteries & the diesels with 24V starters used 4-6V. The 1953-60 I grew up on used 2-6V & the 58-720D ES had 4-6V. ...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Thanks!

    Yes, I have three trailers, a 4' x 8' Snowco, 6-1/4' x 10' & 7' x 16' Woodworths. I've taken the 16' to the farm twice already with the JD 790 w/5' Woods finish mower. Pickup is rated...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    I've been casually looking for a NTM pickup for a little while. April 28th, we were in St Joe, MO when I saw a Chevy crew cab I wanted to take a look at. Went back to the dealer's lot before we...
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    Re: How high do you mow your grass?

    I cranked my F725 up to 3-1/2" for the last two mowings, going to leave it there!
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    Re: How high do you mow your grass?

    Set the NTM JD F725 at 3" this morning, mowed this afternoon, going higher next time!
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    Re: New Dewalt Cordless String Trimmer

    Be sure to look at what other tools use the same battery! I bought a "Core" CGT400 trimmer a couple years ago. Two batteries will last an hour or more.

    This year, I bought an Oregon 40V, 14"...
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    Re: My wife hates my new tractor

    My wife don't say much when I buy another tractor ---------------------- for about a week! :D Seriously, the only time she gets to travel is when I'm going after another tractor related find!
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    Re: Old John Deere breaking plow.

    Silly? No, not as long as it works!
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    Re: Old John Deere breaking plow.

    I think you'll find that it is a "stump plow", the knife is to cut the roots & smaller stumps as you plow through. There used to be one in the neighborhood where I grew up, usually pulled with 2-3...
  75. Thread: Jon Deere D

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    Re: Jon Deere D

    Do you have another tractor with a belt pulley? A 6' to 8" flat belt, twist the belt 1/2 twist & belt them up, pulley to pulley. Get the D spinning with the clutch snapped out, the engage the...
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    Re: Man Lift ideas

    I picked up my two for $50/ea. at a flea market. Then my neighbor, who manages a sewer plant told me he has trouble getting rid of them!
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    Re: Man Lift ideas

    Find one of the plastic totes, the kind with the metal cage around the tank, & cut the top out!

    420606
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    Re: new member; Columbia, MO

    :welcome: From the north end, though not quite as far north as Richard (ovrszd)!
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    Re: 6 volt battery jump starter

    If you park your tractors close enough to an electric outlet, I found a 6V "Battery Butler" on ebay, which is a version of a battery tender. I keep my JD 40S plugged in when not in use.

    As for...
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    Re: Truck Bed Protection

    I've used the same rubber tailgate liner on at least the last three pickups!
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    Re: Truck Bed Protection

    I too, use a hard (tri-fold) tonneau cover. I've had drop-in liners & find them too slick for my use. I use 1/2" plywood or chip board in mine.
  82. Re: So, what's YOUR idea of the perfect place to live?

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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    My forks come in handy on the 790: 415976 415977 415978
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    Re: How do you light your bonfires?

    Only time I've used gasoline was some chainsaw gas once when it was so cold I couldn't get raw diesel fuel to light!

    Starting a fire with gasoline is way too dangerous! Experience from 29 years...
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    Re: Approach by logging company

    I just talked to our State Dept. of Conservation "Resource Forester" today, she will come to look at our farm next month to advise & assist with logging. Your state may have a similar program, I'd...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    Had the 1953-40S out a couple of days ago blading an inch of fresh snow: 414727
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    Used the 790 to break up & re-pile the snow pile the snow pile at the back of my drive today: 413830 413831

    To make room for what's coming. :(
  88. Thread: Your Stash

    by grnspot110
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    Re: Your Stash

    Still have onions. Freezer has green beans & tomatoes from last summer & have canned green & wax beans from previous seasons. We didn't build this house, but whoever did welded 12" long angle irons...
  89. Re: Would your wife notice if you got a new tractor?

    Not a tractor, but when I bought the 06 Chevy 1500 pickup we have now, the wife was in the hospital 80 miles from home & had been for a few days. I picked up a newspaper & noticed a dealer's ad for...
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    Re: What's for supper???

    Made up a pot of venison chili at noon, been simmering all afternoon, time to eat in a half hour!
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    Re: What's for supper???

    Supper is our light meal, 1/2 a sandwich & half a can of soup in cold weather!
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    Re: Whats everyone do for a living?!?

    Grew up farming, couple years at a retail lumber yard, one winter at a radiator plant, couple years setting up & hauling farm equipment, 3 months at a grain elevator & 29 years as a paid firefighter,...
  93. Re: Would your wife notice if you got a new tractor?

    You'd best be on your way to the dealer, before she changes her mind!!! :D
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    Re: Goundhog or woodchuck?

    If you use an '06 for groundhogs, what do ya use for big game! :D :D :D
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    Thanks! No, the hubs just haven't been repainted yet. I bought the tractor in November & don't have room to paint it (& the blue blade) inside, so I'll have to wait for the weather to warm up to...
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    Re: Goundhog or woodchuck?

    Supper!!! :D
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    Re: Snow Decisions?

    Yesterday's 6" of snow was too wet & heavy to leave on when the forecast was for near 0 last night. I pushed it off before noon; 409857 409858 Wasn't enough snowfall afterwards to worry about.
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    Re: Goundhog or woodchuck?

    How could he not see it with all the camera lights on him?:eek:

    I look at it this way: If he see's his shadow, six more weeks of winter!
    If he doesn't see his...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    Put the 1953-40S to work yesterday on the 6" of wet, heavy snow we got: 409828 409829 409830
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    Re: New guy here from Missouri with 870 JD

    :welcome: From the north end!
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