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    Re: Yet another building on fill thread

    Be careful with over engineering and complicating the process. When building, always figure out what it will take to accomplish the task in the most cost effective method using time tested, proven...
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    Re: Great service from Messicks

    I get all my Landpride parts from them. Faster and easier doing it online. I don't even know if they have the best prices, but for the service I get, I don't even shop around.

    Eddie
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    Re: Yet another building on fill thread

    A plate compactor is just for homeowners to compact patio's and walkways. It's just about worthless for dirt work. As mentioned, a sheepsfoot is the ideal tool for building up a pad. It vibrates...
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    Re: Finish mower gearbox repair help.

    Is it leaking oil out the bottom of the gear box? I have a landpride mower that was doing the same thing. For year I just pumped grease into it to keep it going, but when I needed to replace my...
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    Re: Our greenhouse project

    Really like those raised beds. Congratulations, can't wait to see pics of it in a month or two!!!

    Eddie
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    Re: Center support beam?

    Do not try to lap together your boards.

    You can get boards up to 24 ft long at most lumber yards. I go to McCoys to get mine. According to the span tables I just looked up, it is possible to get...
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    Re: Need a walk behind string trimmer

    I've thought about buying one of the DR trimmers but always seem to find something else to spend my money on. I think it would make cleaning up the shoreline around my pond a lot easier with cleaner...
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    Re: Looking for 38 special shotshell ammo

    I bought 2 packs of them from Gander Mountain a few months ago off the shelf. I don't remember what I paid, but they where the only place that I had seen them. Ammo seems to be hit or miss. Buy...
  9. Re: Firewood - Wood Splitter - Not Tractor Attached - Whats best?

    I've learned over the years that if I want it to start every year and work without any problems, it has to have a Honda engine. I feel that Honda is the gold standard that all other small engines...
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    Re: Hayloft flooring?

    I would go with plywood or even better, upgrade to tongue and groove. I think Advantech has it over an inch thick, which would be even better for your spacing. Since you are not putting hay up...
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    Re: Hayloft flooring?

    I would go with plywood or even better, upgrade to tongue and groove. I think Advantech has it over an inch thick, which would be even better for your spacing. Since you are not putting hay up...
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    Re: Pouring A Thick Concrete Pad.....

    Are you going to just pour a slab big enough for the generator? or are you talking about the entire house?

    If it's just the generator, wouldn't it be better to put it on top of a framed mount? ...
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    Re: Brush Hogging Hard on Tractor?

    Engine would get hot if the radiator isn't kept clean. Not sure how many wives know to stop the tractor and clean off the screen when the temp starts to rise? My guess is that it wouldn't matter...
  14. Re: Tractor accidents, video, large variety

    Wonder how many of them where drunk? A lot of them look like they where trying to get hurt

    Eddie
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    Re: I love a challenge................

    I like your canopy too. How do you feel about the size of it? I've been looking at different brands and keep wondering what size to get. Too big and I'm worried it will hit stuff. Too small and...
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    Re: Junk Lumber

    When I built my parents house a few years ago, we bought all our framing studs from Lowes, but then I went to McCoys Lumberyard for the long stuff. I needed a bunch of 22 ft 2x6's for the rafters,...
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    Re: Slip clutch - shear pin ?

    427074


    Got home yesterday about noon and put in 6 hours mowing trees to clear about 2 acres. This is an area that was cleared about five years ago, but with other projects, I sort of let it get...
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    Re: Cows can fly; prevention help

    People that I know with donkeys got them to protect their goats or sheep. I guess the same thing applies to cattle. Be careful on the donkey, you want one that will bond with your animals and look...
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    Re: Junk Lumber

    That all looks like low grade number 2 boards. Did you pay for the good stuff or just whatever was cheapest? I've found that of the different suppliers I have available, I'm getting the nicest...
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    Re: Cows can fly; prevention help

    I've never had cattle, so I'm just guessing that she doesn't like being alone. From what I've been told, if they want out bad enough, they will go right through the fence. Usually it's to get food,...
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    Re: Advice on new barn construction needed

    I love my trees, but I've found that one of those things I regret is keeping one when removing it would have solved all my problems. I've also learned that once it's gone, I don't miss it. If I was...
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    Re: We call it the barn

    I couldn't tell how you set your logs and it's nice to see you took the extra step to protect them from rotting out.

    Looking forward to seeing your progress!!

    Eddie
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    Re: Finish Mower Mounted Sprayer

    Nice. I hate changing implements and can see how much easier life will be having it ready to go all the time.

    Eddie
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    Re: Problems with new Mahindra 4035

    The speed control is probably just held in place by friction and needs to be tightened a little so it holds it there on it's own. His comments that you are supposed to hold it there also indicate a...
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    Re: Slip clutch - shear pin ?

    How does a slip clutch change the angle of the pto shaft? It's part it and has nothing to do with the angle of it. How high you cut is the only way to change the angle of the drive shaft.

    Eddie
  26. Re: Attic Insulation Blown In Cellulose vs Fiberglass?

    How does moving the air cool the air? It just changes the location of the air. Don't confuse what a fan does on your skin to what it does to the air itself.

    Eddie
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    Re: Problems with new Mahindra 4035

    Can't really tell where the leak is in your pictures, but I can say that fixing a leak isn't all that difficult. You just replace the line if that's the problem, or put in a new O ring, or rebuild...
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    Re: Building the Retirement Place

    Something to consider is that traditional framing of home or building is a very well proven method that works very well. Pole barn style building is a very economical way to create a building that...
  29. Re: Virginia Garage and House - Let the process begin.

    I've read about those brackets for decks, but thought they where designed for retrofitting decks that where coming apart from the house. I can see them being a good idea when building, but I've...
  30. It's your house and I don't know what code is...

    It's your house and I don't know what code is there, but I would suggest doing your own research on how a ledger board is supposed to be attached. Sounds like they used timber lock lag bolts. They...
  31. Re: Virginia Garage and House - Let the process begin.

    Did the bolt the ledger board to the wall? Bolts are the best way to do this and in some parts of the country, are the only way that's allowed due to deck failure almost always being caused by the...
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    Re: Slip clutch - shear pin ?

    For about ten years I had a sheer bolt on my 6ft Landpride rotary cutter. I carried several spares in my tool box and on some days, would use them all up. I'm brutal on my mower and if I can run it...
  33. Re: Attic Insulation Blown In Cellulose vs Fiberglass?

    There really is no way to cool an attic other then encapsulating it and running cool air into that area. Venting is not for cooling. No amount of air flow in an attic is going to lower the air...
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    Re: Advice on new barn construction needed

    I put a 12x12 roll up door in the gabled wall of my previous barn and when I built my current one, went down to a 10x12 roll up door. I never needed that extra height, so I opted for a lightly lower...
  35. Thread: Flooding

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    Re: Flooding

    And now the news is saying that the dam can break any second, and for everyone to evacuate
    ...
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    Re: Building the Retirement Place

    Have you looked into metal framing like what is used on metal barn/workshops? Big metal columns set on the concrete slab and trusses that give you an open vaulted space set about 12 to 16 feet...
  37. Thread: Flooding

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    Re: Flooding

    I just read that the dam in Midlothian is now stable and not in any fear of failing. Of course, with the forecast being more severe storms every evening for the rest of the week, that could change...
  38. Re: Attic Insulation Blown In Cellulose vs Fiberglass?

    If you go with a name brand and you install it or have it installed according to their recommendations to get the R value that you want, it probably doesn't really matter which one you go with. I...
  39. Re: Anyone have luck repairing a cracked poly ECHO Brush Cutter fuel tank?

    I've also had good luck with the repair kits, but in every case, it's a temporary repair. It will get me through for a year or two, but that's about it. Hopefully you will last longer.

    What...
  40. Re: Home Builers in Central Texas near Lake Limestone (Bryan and Waco about hr away)

    Tough to find the right builder in a new area. The only thing I would recommend is to put some time into exploring the area and looking for homes under construction or those that look pretty new and...
  41. Re: Pond inlet: How to filter out silt / muck ?

    The simplest way that I know of is to dig a pit before a culvert that the water runs through before going into the pond. This will slow the water down and allow a percentage of the silt to settle to...
  42. Thread: Flooding

    by EddieWalker
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    Re: Flooding

    We had 2 inches fall last night from the storm, but no flooding in our area. My step son lives in Henderson and it looks like the town was hit by a tornado. He said it was so loud that his ears...
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    Re: 2015 Hay Season

    2 inches of rain last night after several inches during the week. All this rain and mud has me wondering if anybody will be able to cut hay anytime soon. What happens if it goes too long? Do you...
  44. Re: What would you do if you found an old aircraft bomb?

    I own Rifle Range #4 on Camp Fanin, which was a WWII replacement training base open from 1942 to 1945. It covered 14,000 acres and they trained 100,000 troops every three months. The range made...
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    Re: CaseIH JX1100U?

    I would go talk to the guys in the parts department at Case about it. Also find the guy in charge of the repair shop. In my experience, they have been very open and upfront about the different models...
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    Re: Building the Retirement Place

    Is this still code? I remember back in the late 80's in Dublin and Alemeda CA that they would pour the walls for the garage first and frame up the house, then come back and pour the garage floor...
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    Re: We call it the barn

    Nice touch with the cedar logs. Are they from your land? I use them on porches and gazebo's at my place. I found that when I put them in the ground, they start to rot fairly quickly. I have two...
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    Re: I love a challenge................

    Jackhammer sounds like the easiest way to deal with it. Probably just a half day rental to get it broken up into smaller pieces that you can remove. I would fill the hole with clean fill and...
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    Re: Who can afford a new truck anymore?

    I bought a new F-150 in Sep 2012 for $24,000 without anything extra on it. Just a bare bones XL model with the extra cab and 8ft bed. Payments are just over $300 a month for six years, but I'm...
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    Re: Building the Retirement Place

    That's kind of sort of how it works, but not really. The appraiser puts in his report all the things that he finds wrong with the house. The buyer then uses that report to try and adjust the price...
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    Re: Truck Restoration

    Good luck on getting that gin pole truck. Looks like it would be a great addition to your fleet!!!

    Eddie
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    Re: Best for Gravel Driveway Maintenance?

    The very best thing you can do for a gravel driveway is leave it alone until it needs more gravel. For the rock to lock together and create a solid mass, it needs to be at least four inches thick. I...
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    Re: Looking for stump digging advice

    Jerry is spot on. The only thing that I would add is that I doubt you will notice much, if anything going to a smaller bucket. The trick is breaking through the roots, and if going out farther to...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Do you think they used the river rock because it's cheaper? I'm always amazed how often people spend thousands of dollars on the wrong materials when it would have just added a few hundred bucks to...
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    Re: Bad mouthing a Kioti?

    We just got a Kioti dealer here. He has a dozen or so tractors sitting in his lot. Mostly he was a golf cart/trailer business that now has some tractors to sell. My only experience with them is at...
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    Re: Building the Retirement Place

    Congratulations, sounds like exciting times ahead for you!!!!

    Hard for me to imagine having to go through all that permitting and paperwork just to build on your land. The driveway one probably...
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    Re: Dealing with banks!!!

    Are you going in and talking to this person face to face? I've found that the only way to get something done is in person. Phone, email and text all get confused. I go into the office, shake hands...
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    Re: Is this a bad omen?

    Bigger shed is only big enough if you stop finding new attachments and equipment. It has to be a full sized barn on a massive scale just to be able to sleep at night and not worry about where you...
  59. Re: Sourcing metal for pole barn and quick discussion on design

    I use Mueller Metal Buildings Steel Buildings | Mueller Inc

    72 feet is an impressive span. Especially for wood and a scissor design. Hope you post pictures of it, I'd love to see how you do...
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    Re: Scag vs Bad Boy

    After looking at a lot of different mowers I went with Scag. I like that they have the Kawasaki water cooled engine, how heavy and thick the metal is and that the didn't cut any corners in building...
  61. Re: I want spray paint my chicken coop - need sprayer recommendations

    I haven't used Behr in over a year because the last couple times I used it, I had to paint everything twice. The semi gloss white was horrible. I'm always painting trim and use that one color...
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    Re: Austin Texas

    Seems to me that I heard they haven't built any new lakes to hold water for the growth of people who live there and they are actually tearing down three dams so the fish can swim upstream in a...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Good thing you are that far West, here in East Texas, it's rained almost every day for the last month or more with another inch and a half this morning and more to come all weekend and next week. We...
  64. Re: I want spray paint my chicken coop - need sprayer recommendations

    Honestly, I think I would paint it with a brush instead of spraying it because of the variety of materials you are working with and the ability to really force the paint into areas that might not get...
  65. Re: I want spray paint my chicken coop - need sprayer recommendations

    Something like this. I've had it at least ten years, so mine looks a little different, but this is the price range of what mine cost.

    Graco Magnum 261815 ProX7 Hi-Boy Cart Airless Paint Sprayer -...
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    Re: 2015 Hay Season

    When you guys spray 2,4-D do you cut it first and then spray, or do you cut it and let it start to grow a little bit and then spray? Or do you just spray and not cut it?

    I'm also curious about...
  67. Re: Kubota's Headquarters Moving from California to Texas

    Looks like all those union members who where looking forward to retiring will have to rethink that.

    Teamsters spend big on politics while preparing to cut pensions - Washington Times

    Eddie
  68. Buying Advice That works good with smaller trees. Cedars...

    That works good with smaller trees. Cedars either pop out easy, or they snap off. The bigger ones and the dryer the soil, the more effort it will take. Then the question comes up on getting them...
  69. Buying Advice That works good with smaller trees. Cedars...

    That works good with smaller trees. Cedars either pop out easy, or they snap off. The bigger ones and the dryer the soil, the more effort it will take. Then the question comes up on getting them...
  70. Buying Advice Re: Need help deciding between skid steer or traditional tractor

    Have you ever spent the day in a skid steer? Of everything I've operated, nothing is more painful then hour and hour of running a skid steer. The thought of driving one over open country is so...
  71. Re: I want spray paint my chicken coop - need sprayer recommendations

    If this is a one time deal, go to Home Depot or whatever rental yard you have in your area and rent a commercial spray gun. I own two different Graco units, one for oil finishes and one for latex...
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    Re: Austin Texas

    Lampasas is probably the area where I was actually nervous driving at night a few years ago. There where deer everywhere on the sides of the roads, crossing the roads, or just standing there in the...
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    Re: People with unrealistic expectations

    I didn't realize he was so young. It never hurts to dream and start planning early. Sounds like they both have entry level jobs and they are barely getting by. Not knowing how many hours a week...
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    Re: 4bt cummins jeep tj

    Looking forward to following your progress. Looks like you are putting a lot of effort into making it look nice. Can't wait to see the finished pictures.


    Eddie
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    Re: Is this Pole Barn floor idea crazy?

    Might work if the mice cannot get through any door openings. How will you seal the doors?

    I use poison for mice. It's cheap, easy and effective

    Eddie
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    Re: People with unrealistic expectations

    For me, I could only get a 15 year loan on my land when I bought it and like the others have said, it was 25% down

    Eddie
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    Re: People with unrealistic expectations

    He might be pre-approved to buy a house for $100 grand, but there is no way they would approve him to buy raw land without a huge down payment.

    Eddie
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Lose of power after 30 min

    Glad you found it. I was told by my dealer that all metal tanks rust because once the fuel level drops, condensation forms on the inside of the tank. He also said to blow out the lines frequently...
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    Re: Advice Needed

    That's very impressive. Does the Bobcat have AC in it? I bet you don't even feel beat up after a day out mowing with something like that!!!

    Eddie
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    Re: Alien Invasion - I want my pond back !

    Add me to the list of those following this to see where it goes! :)

    Eddie
  81. Re: Kubota's Headquarters Moving from California to Texas

    I haven't really been to a lot of the big cities in Texas and I try to avoid them as much as possible. Except for the airport in the DFW airport, there is no reason to go there. The population for...
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    Re: dad wants a cab

    Here is the link to the one I go to. It doesn't list everything, so when I'm in the mood and have the time, I enjoy stopping and taking a look in person.

    Noon Day Tractor Auction

    They also...
  83. Re: Kubota's Headquarters Moving from California to Texas

    There are 3 different Oaklands. The money in the hills where all the high dollar homes are, the business area around the lake where it's thick with cops and office buildings, and the ghetto where...
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    Re: Wrench recommendations

    I've had good luck with Tractor Supply for the bigger sized wrenches. I've never broken one and a few of them I've had to grind off a good portion of the sides of the wrench to get it to fit in the...
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    Re: concrete for grinding / polishing

    Post pics, I'm not familiar with that and I'm interested in your results

    Eddie
  86. Re: Kubota's Headquarters Moving from California to Texas

    Here in Tyler and most of East TX, if somebody robs a gas station, it's top of the news for days. Doesn't matter if it's local or 50 miles away, it's a big deal. When there is a murder, that's a...
  87. Re: how much sand to backfill waterline trench?

    After I got out of the Marines, my first job was running a water truck. One of the jobs I would go to where jetting the sand around water lines. They would put an equal amount of sand all the way...
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    Re: concrete for grinding / polishing

    When renting, I've always picked up a lot more of the disposables then I figure I needed and I also find that going with the most aggressive ones first seems to be what I use the most. If you do not...
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    Re: Tractor Ratings

    Like the others have already said, dealer support is number one. But for me, price is always a major factor and getting more for my dollar without sacrificing quality is also a big part in any...
  90. Re: Kubota's Headquarters Moving from California to Texas

    You can't stop stupid, but you sure can arrest them!!!!

    UPDATE: Nine dead, 192 arrested in bloody Waco biker brawl - KYTX CBS19.tv - News, Weather, & Sports | Tyler-Longview

    Eddie
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    Re: concrete for grinding / polishing

    Go to your local rental yard and see what they have. I've rented the ones with 3 stones that you put in with wood wedges. You have to buy the stones and they come in different grits like sandpaper....
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    Re: fence building volunteer

    Nice of you to volunteer to help out those hit by the tornado!!!!


    Eddie
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    Re: fence building volunteer

    Nice of you to volunteer to help out those hit by the tornado!!!!


    Eddie
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    Re: Inner Tube Sealers

    I fought the same battle with my finish mower and finally bit the bullet and bought solid tires for it. I had to put in different sized axles and add some bushings, which made it a bit of a...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Lose of power after 30 min

    Filters might be plugged up from stuff in the gas tank. Blow out the fuel lines and replace the filters. Is there a filter in the fuel pump? Sometimes there is a screen in there that gets plugged...
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    Re: Pole Barn Renovation

    I think getting the post out of the ground is going to be your biggest challenge is going to be getting the post out of the ground. I've found that they always rot right at the surface of the ground...
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    Re: dad wants a cab

    Are there any tractor auctions in your area? I have one that's about an hour away, then there are a few more farther out. I've found that going to the auction yard and getting into the different...
  98. Re: Kubota's Headquarters Moving from California to Texas

    When I was in the union, I was told over and over again how the union is the reason we where getting paid so much and how all the benefits where where getting where so much better then those in the...
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    Re: Pond dreaming is over

    Good looking log, it looks like it's been there forever!!!


    Eddie
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    Re: Advice Needed

    I didn't think about debris bouncing off of something and coming back at you. I also don't know what my flow rate is on my backhoe. I just like the idea of being able to put a mower onto the front...
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