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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Reverse rotation(opposite of tractor direction) gives a nicer cut on grass that is regularly maintained. Sod farms that used Mott Interstators had a fine cut cutter shaft and reverse rotation. I...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    JD's are not as a heavy of housing as a Mott and will dent much easier. If was in fact never used (very doubtful) it should have been kept in a shed not outside in the elements. $5200 Canadian is way...
  3. Thread: MF35?

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    Re: MF35?

    Pulling from the top link can flip the tractor over backwards as well. Top link is mostly used in compression when working or when lifting an implement on the 3 pt.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Way too much, it may have never been used but it's still used and looks like it sat outside for a while anyway. JD flails have a light gauge deck compared to some other brands.
  5. Re: Hydraulic wheel motor size for upcoming project

    I think there's a lot more to it. You need to figure out what RPM you want and how much torque you require. Then you have match a pump to the wheel motors to get the proper torque. Do you want dual...
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    Re: Cutting torch pressure

    30-35 psi will cut 1/4" no problem but lets start with the basics. Is the oxygen valve on the handle all the way open? If it isn't you won't get full pressure from the cutting jet. The oxygen for the...
  7. Re: Ford 771 front loader can not pick the front wheels of a 1974 ford 3000.

    I forgot to respond yesterday. You say it falls like there's no resistance and won't pick up the front wheels. This sounds like it's in float position. If the bucket is on the ground and you roll the...
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    Re: Welding/brazing cast iron

    Brazing is another option but for either gas welding with cast rods like Shield Arc mentioned, you're talking major heat. First the cracks have to be ground out with a die grinder and then you heat...
  9. Thread: MF35?

    by Arc weld
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    Re: MF35?

    The tractor has all the controls for the 3 pt. so has the internal pump to run it in. PTO is optional and it may it have under the cap. Likely the 3 pt. arms are removed.
  10. Thread: MF35?

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    Re: MF35?

    Someone experienced with cast iron repair can fix the mount. The levers in the last pic are for a 3 pt. hitch so the backhoe must be quick attach. The draft control lever is bent. That said, I don't...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    A friend of mine who's a mechanic and looks after his stuff has a chipped 3.5 Ecoboost with over 200,000kms and hasn't had any problems. He got it used too.
  12. Re: replace a 5 inch cylinder with a 4 inch on log loader

    Cylinders can last decades and decades. Proper seals and assembly, if there's no other damage or abuse abuse the cylinder will be good as new.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Mott uses special cotter pins that are flat on one side. The flat side goes against the mount, so it's easy to the bend the other side 45 deg. without the pin turning. That's all they need and...
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    Backhoe Re: John Deere controls to Cat style

    It doesn't matter how long it takes if you can do it yourself. Just need to know the proper way to do it.
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    The GM ads are stupid. A 6.2 may be better for some things but not all things, fuel economy especially. Why have a truck for heavy towing if you never tow anything heavy. They try to make it like the...
  16. Re: replace a 5 inch cylinder with a 4 inch on log loader

    1991 isn't that old for a cylinder. Take your cylinder apart and there's a good chance the seals can be matched up and it can rebuilt. Your machine was designed for a 5" cylinder, why change that? Of...
  17. Re: replace a 5 inch cylinder with a 4 inch on log loader

    Look into to repairing your existing cylinder first. It's likely a way better cylinder than one from Surplus center. It might just need new seals and/or honing. A 5" bore cylinder has over 17,600...
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    Backhoe Re: John Deere controls to Cat style

    There may be separate relief valves set at different pressures depending on which function they're for. Maybe not though and you could just change the hoses. Sounds like Woods will help you out...
  19. Thread: MF35?

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    Re: MF35?

    Judging by the sheet metal and the fact it has a 34 loader and 54 backhoe, I'd say with about 98% certainty it is a 1973 MF 30 industrial. It will have either a Perkins 4-212 gas engine or a 4-203...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    Ford electroplates or does something to the aluminum to combat corrosion. They don't use a lot of salt on the roads where I'm at (mostly course sand)but I think it is a good idea to wash the a...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    The CGI block allows it to be thinner thus saving weight. Power numbers would come from the internals. The CGI block may allow for more HP and have a better power to weight ratio but by itself...
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    Re: hydraulic questions and mower build

    I don't think you have enough flow or pressure to run a mower. A tractor PTO will have way more power. The HD brush cutters and mowers usually use hydraulic motors with case drains. I have almost 17...
  23. Re: Plasma Cutting. Anything I should know about Dross?.

    What shape are the consumables in your torch? You're having trouble getting a nice cut by hand on stacked sheets but instead of trying to figure out why, you want to spend thousands on a CNC table?...
  24. Re: Hydraulic Spool mistake...... Case 580C Backhoe

    Take a look and see what's in better shape. You've got it apart anyway.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I saw that too but any store should be able to order what you want.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    If they are the dealer, they should have no trouble bringing in the mower you want. Why go to the trouble of changing all the blades and hoping you might get 1/2 price for the new take offs. If they...
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    Re: Making Nicer Torch Cuts ???

    The preheat flames shouldn't touch the steel and you shouldn't be melting the top edge of the cut. You should have a nice square edge and a smooth cut surface.
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    Re: MF 245 Paired with Wood 1020

    If the 3pt. is lifted all the way will slow it down and/or limit capacity. It's best to have nothing on the 3 pt. when using the loader off the internal hydraulics. The internal hydraulics make more...
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    Re: How hard is TIG to learn

    An acetylene manifold has to have a flashback arrestor and the cylinders stored in a separate area. Then you have plumb it all it all in so it's a little bit involved. They still teach stick but...
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    Re: How hard is TIG to learn

    I think part of the reason it's not included much in schools anymore is likely because to teach multiple students you need an acetylene manifold system. I've heard even in apprenticeship training...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    Are you joy riding 100k miles a year or doing it for work? I knew a guy that drove a semi on a steady trip week in and week out and changed his oil every month. I also saw the insides of a pick up...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    You clearly stated they use a roll of toilet paper as the filter medium and then you state you never said it was a roll of toilet paper. I think as long as I can afford to drive, I can afford to...
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    Re: using heavier blades on a Bush Hog mower

    I'd agree. If you want heavier blades, get a heavier bush hog that was designed for them.
  34. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    I would imagine the new acetylene generators from Rexarc are a much better and safer design than the old ones. I don't think too many shops use them though. I've seen a lot of rosebuds that are black...
  35. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    The pressure at the tank valve never comes in contact with air and the gas isn't flowing at 250 psi. The regulator lowers it to a safe usable pressure.
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    Re: Top soil screen ideas?

    It WILL involve welding! It would give you an excuse to have a visit with Shield Arc who I'm sure would be on board to help you build it. :cool: You might even get a chance to try out his new Vantage...
  37. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    I would bet the acetylene generator would be pricey. It doesn't look that old compared to the new ones in the link. The cannons are cool! It's comical that Smith's made these "perfectly safe" cannons...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    "I have two MotorGuard filters that were modified for use with fluid (engine oil, transmission/hydraulic fluid) by an old boy down in Texas by the name of Ralph Woods. They use a roll of toilet paper...
  39. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    I bet they would fetch a good price if you ever found one. Then you could give it to your 10 year old. :rolleyes:
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    Re: MF 245 Paired with Wood 1020

    Yes, correct sized pump and valve. 25 gpm would also require a larger reservoir. The industrial tractor loaders also used heavier duty components than a farm loader. If you try to use a farm loader...
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    Re: Advice needed on oxy acetylene torch

    You could save yourself some money and just use a large cutting tip in your current torch. Just make sure not to touch the cutting lever. The old tip you had was not a rosebud but a large welding...
  42. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    "and perfectly safe" :shocked::eek::laughing::laughing: Imagine if they tried to market that today as a toy.
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    The Motorguard filter is not a roll of toilet paper. It is a similar size but not the same. The inner core of the Motorguard filter is also plastic so it doesn't turn to mush when wet.
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    Re: Top soil screen ideas?

    Screen material would probably work a lot better. Lots of golf courses made their own soil screens but most were a rotating drum on an angle so the dirt would fall out the bottom and the debris would...
  45. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    They said the sludge is difficult to dispose off and you can't just haul it off to the land fill.
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    Re: MF 245 Paired with Wood 1020

    I have a Cat track loader with a backhoe with much bigger cylinders and it has a 26.5 GPM pump. I was looking at making a scarifier to fit on the back in place of the backhoe but would need a high...
  47. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    Thanks, the link I copied didn't work.
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    Re: How hard is TIG to learn

    Just for the welding portion, for most projects other than thin material O/A would be cost prohibitive. Brazing, cutting, soldering and heating is not the same as fusion welding and all these...
  49. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    You can still get acetylene generators. I think the biggest problem, even for welding supplies that want to make their own acetylene, is getting rid of the residue/sludge left from mixing the calcium...
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    Re: MF 245 Paired with Wood 1020

    25 GPM would be too fast and likely require high flow spool valves.
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    Re: MF 245 Paired with Wood 1020

    The internal hydraulics should make plenty enough pressure to lift it but would be slow. Most MF industrial loaders used a 17 GPM pump but I think for a farm loader something around 12 GPM would be...
  52. Re: Can I change hose position to change bucket travel direction?

    Bucket circuit shouldn't have float position.
  53. Re: Hydraulic Spool mistake...... Case 580C Backhoe

    Case didn't make the valve. You could check with a good hydraulic shop to see if they have ever had something similar successfully repaired. I'm not sure if it is cast iron or cast steel. If it's...
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    Re: transmission oil for MF 135

    Look for MF Perma-Tran 821XL. My 65 135UK 3pt. works the best with the MF fluid. If you can't get it, look for something that meets an MF spec. like M1129 or Perma-Tran. Do not use straight motor oil.
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    Why would you let it go 9700-11,000 miles between oil changes? I think the message on the dash is saying it's overdue. Why treat a work truck any different than your personal vehicle? It's more...
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    Re: How hard is TIG to learn

    O/A welding is very useful to know and although it isn't obsolete, it isn't used nearly as much as it used to be. Brazing, soldering and other non fusion applications are still popular but welding...
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    Re: My father's day gift.

    You should start a private welding school. I think you'd be filled right up.
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    Re: any pipe fitter/welders

    I was just making sure it wasn't the pipe you buy at Home Depot.
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    Re: My father's day gift.

    Oh, they come over plenty, you're just too busy in your spark cave planning where to put your next acquisition. :licking:
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    They treated the aluminum by electroplating or something as well. I didn't have time to look it up.
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    How is the aluminum going to rust anyway?
  62. Re: Can anyone identify this hydraulic cylinder?

    It could be off anything but is a better cylinder than what comes on most farm tractor loaders that only use O-rings and back up washer seals. A seal shop could match up the seals.
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    Re: any pipe fitter/welders

    Yes, especially for TIG.
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    Re: My father's day gift.

    I think you need to make it an even number. One of these machines would be a nice compliment to your fleet.:D

    Air Vantage Engine Driven Welder, Generator and Air Compressor | Lincoln Electric...
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    Re: any pipe fitter/welders

    I realize this is for your own system but I see a potential problem. You're asking questions about purging mild steel and thinking the caps are cast steel. Are you using seamless pipe suitable for...
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    Flail Mower Re: Flail mower vs. rotary? (pros & cons)

    For what you want to do I'm not sure you have the power for a 6' but maybe. 40 engine HP or PTO HP? Not sure what you're cutting but a Super Heavy Duty Alamo will cut up to 1" thick grass and weeds....
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    Flail Mower Re: Flail mower vs. rotary? (pros & cons)

    How much money do you want to spend or do you have money burning a hole in your pocket?
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    Re: any pipe fitter/welders

    What are you using them for? 7018 would be faster if you can roll them but I'm not sure if you could do TIG in 2 passes.
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    I think sport mode changes the shift points and lets the engine rev faster before shifting.
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    Re: mott 72 flail mower problems

    Yes to the Sealmaster bearings but get them from a bearing house rather than through Alamo if you want to save a few bucks. Just make sure it's the same bearing.
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    Re: Need Advice on Smoothing Field

    "Rather than tearing it up (which will most likely just move the ruts and bumps around), I would bring in top soil and use a drag to pull over the field to help level out the high/low spots."

    I...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    I've got a 2015 XLT supercab with XTR package and the 2.7 Ecoboost. Anybody that knocks the 2.7 hasn't driven one. It's got about 9000kms on it and I haven't tried sport mode yet but in standard mode...
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    Re: Convert Miller 130 to gas, and classes?

    What's the fault of the internet... that you can't be the self proclaimed welding expert knowing what's best for thousands of users (without actually knowing what they're doing)? Real life, this is...
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    Re: Convert Miller 130 to gas, and classes?

    "Sodo is a hobby/maintenance welder, for 30 years. Never had any welding instruction. He would enjoy some welding instruction because he probably has developed some bad habits over 30 years."

    Bad...
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    Re: Welding in a Wooden Barn

    He might have been referring to not welding in a wooden barn?
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    Re: Convert Miller 130 to gas, and classes?

    You know what my next project is going to be...

    A shovel! Only problem is I don't know if I can build one big enough to handle the crap spewing out of our self proclaimed expert Sodo's mouth. If...
  77. Re: Advice wanted: welder settings for brush hog deck repair.

    I think you mean 3/32" not 3/16". On a mower deck I'd use 3/32" 6010 or 6011. A little dirt or paint won't matter and easier to control so it doesn't burn through.
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    Re: My father's day gift.

    Shield Arc's welding museum. Open to the public, come try your hand and see which machine you prefer.
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    Re: How to spray with 350P?

    As a new member you're not off to a very good start. Spray transfer depends on more than volts and shielding gas mix. Wire size and amps play a role too. Sometimes globular transfer can be confused...
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    Re: How to spray with 350P?

    Miller lists 98/2 for spray. I had a guy tell me that less than that you don't get a true spray transfer but a modified spray/globular transfer.
  81. Thread: Sod farming

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    Re: Sod farming

    It takes a lot of money because you need a lot of equipment. Then you need an irrigation system. I think the biggest thing is you have to know something about growing turf if you want to be...
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    Re: Welding in a Wooden Barn

    The occasional welding task when you just need to fix that little part is when you're most likely to have a problem.
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    Re: How to spray with 350P?

    Spray and pulse are 2 different things. For true spray you need a higher concentration of argon/Co2 like 90% or better and you have to have the volts up around 26 or more. If you don't have the...
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    Re: How hard is TIG to learn

    Oxy-acetylene is mostly obsolete because of MIG not TIG. TIG has been around longer than MIG but O/A was predominately used in muffler and exhaust shops. With the all in one machines like the...
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    Re: Welding in a Wooden Barn

    It's ill advised to continue what you're doing. Judging by the picture your shop and/or yourself are on borrowed time anyway. You've got what looks like a pile of kindling to start a bonfire!
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    Re: Torch info please

    Hard to tell for sure if it's a medium duty or heavy duty torch. The HD is larger in size but it should have a model number on it. It's an older model without the built in flashback arrestors like...
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    Re: Miller Dialarc

    Syncrowave 350 or Dynasty 350? The Dynasty is an inverter that doesn't use pure tungsten but the Syncrowave 350 would use the same tungstens as the Dialarc HF. Pure and zirconiated used to be used...
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    Re: Pole shed water seepage?

    I built a pad up for the shed. I wonder if putting plastic or landscape fabric around the bottom with a little soil over top would help?
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    Re: band saw blade chojce

    Big thing with blades is to break them properly. Run at half feed rate for the first several cuts.
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    Pole shed water seepage?

    I put up a pole shed last year and haven't finished the grading on the outside or put the gravel screenings in for the floor. It is kind of sloped away but we just had a big rain and I noticed the...
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    Re: MF 135 fuel gauge and sender help

    Thought I'd give an update on the fuel gauge. Had a friend who's a mechanic help me try and figure out why the new sender and fuel gauge wouldn't work right. When the gauge was grounded it would peg...
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    Re: Ugly beads, critics welcome...

    Yup, Shield Arc has pictures of fillet break tests.
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    Re: Ugly beads, critics welcome...

    That doesn't look bad at all. Doing some break tests would help to see how much penetration you're getting.
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    Re: OT: 9.3 billion dollar wildfire

    The smoke was bad in Edmonton on Thursday.
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    Re: Helpful neighbor!

    I wouldn't joke about a fire.
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    OT: 9.3 billion dollar wildfire

    The fire that went through Ft. McMurray has burned 101,000 hectares and they said it could double in size by tomorrow! Glad I'm in Edmonton and not up there. 80,000+ people evacuated. The fire is...
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    Re: MF 135 fuel gauge and sender help

    I have the right sending unit and gauge now. The later models with 14" grill must have the extended range fuel tank. I got A&I parts from a local JD dealer and can't believe the difference in price...
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    Re: Ugly beads, critics welcome...

    Shield Arc's a prodigy having only a few weeks under his belt. Lump me into his shop and I'll be in heaven.;)
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    Re: Ugly beads, critics welcome...

    Perfectionist?:laughing: You haven't seen some of the stuff I royally messed up. I had good teachers and learned a lot from others over the years so why not pass it on if helps someone. I consider it...
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    Re: Ugly beads, critics welcome...

    It looks small and the ripples on the bead are pointed which indicates too fast of travel speed.
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