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    Re: 3038e Hydraulic Screen

    If so, does the plastic screen ever need to be replaced?

    Thanks for the reply!
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    3038e Hydraulic Screen

    Anyone with experience know if this tractor has a magnetic hydraulic screen? I serviced my hydraulic oil and all I could see was a normal drain plug with no screen anywhere to be found. I called...
  3. Thread: Random question

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    Re: Random question

    MBTRAC I'll take you literally when you say day in and day out. This is not the case, probably 50hrs a year is on the auger. Still too much?
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    Re: Random question

    Thanks for the additional worry MBTRAC:) I am really glad I started this thread though. I honestly thought most people would tell me to get over it. You have all taught me that it is Ok to be anal,...
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    Re: Random question

    Thought there would be a load hauling corn up a 10" auger? And isn't this what diesel engines are made to do, run at constant RPM?
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    Re: Random question

    It's about a half mile a way. I just drive it over when I need to use it. I have a steel conex container I would put it in but it would be un-vented and secure but unmonitored. I really appreciate...
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    Re: Random question

    He is a good friend and very good with the tractor. I don't have any doubt about trusting him. If he breaks it, he will fix it. No problem there. Probably bring the hours up to 100-150 a year...
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    Random question

    Looking for some peace of mind. Would you guys say it is better to let a tractor sit idle and keep the hours down or let a neighbor use it year round while you're gone and get some fluids run...
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    Re: Break-In Plus after 100hrs?

    I changed it early because it had been in there for over a year. The tractor gets limited use and with 56hrs on her the first 12 months I thought it a good time to do the oil change for winter and...
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    Break-In Plus after 100hrs?

    Anyone putting Break-In oil back in after the first 100hrs? I have done a search and people seem to be all over the board on this. I have a new 3038e and just did the first oil change at 50hrs. I...
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    Spell it out for me...new tractor mx

    Just recently purchased a 3038e. I am coming up on 40 hours and want to do an oil change before winter. I know what the book says as I have read it many times. Everything it tells you to do is...
  12. Thread: "RLP Date"

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    "RLP Date"

    On the Build Tag for my new John Deere it has an "RLP Date" of Nov 30, 2009. I bought the tractor this year and am curious what exactly this date stands for or what the "RLP" is an acronym for? I...
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    Re: Ballast Codes for a "Naked" Tractor

    MSMUD

    I am having a hard time understanding my manual and how the math is done. I do understand the concept though as it makes perfect sense.

    When I go to my manual (JD3038e just like yours),...
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    Re: size chain for bucket hooks

    Thank you very much for the informative reply Jeff, very helpful!!!!
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    Re: size chain for bucket hooks

    I guess I should have asked what size hook you guys are running. Is 5/16 enough or should you go up to 3/8 hooks?
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    size chain for bucket hooks

    What size chain have you guys found works best with welded hooks on your CUT's buckets?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: 1026r engine question

    Yes I messed up...I need to edit that. WILL be....thanks!
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    Re: 1026r engine question

    So in reality you can probably run either and not hurt the engine? More or less the verbage is just a sign of the times to satisfy the EPA and where the diesel fuel industry is headed. I am...
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    1026r engine question

    Can any of you experts clarify this something for me. I was doing a little research on the Yanmar engine in a JD2305 and a JD1026r. To be specific, it is a Yanmar 3TNV76. In the 2305 it is rated...
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    Re: What fuel(s) are people using?

    Well I hope this isn't directed at me. I am new to the forum and have very few posts but all fairly recently. I just bought a new tractor (first one ever) and am full of questions trying to...
  21. Thread: Dealer damage

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    Re: Dealer damage

    I'm the same with this being the closet dealer and one that I have a relationship with. My first mistake was probably making friends with all of them as it maybe gives them the impression they can...
  22. Thread: Dealer damage

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    Dealer damage

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    I am curious if you guys have had the same problem I have had with my John Deere dealer. Everything I buy from them - whether it be my I-tach quick hitch, a ballast box, my tiller and bush...
  23. Thread: fill tires or not?

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    Re: fill tires or not?

    "Another thing about wheel weights brought to my attention by a neighbor with a Kubota. Wheel weights are great at holding dirt and moisture close to the rim out of sight. Add in a little road salt...
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    Re: What fuel(s) are people using?

    In Indiana road fuel (Ultra Low Sufur) and farm fuel (what was Low Sulfur) has all become one in the same (Ultra Low Sulfur). The only difference is the purple dye in the farm fuel because this fuel...
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    Re: Kustomized Ballast Box

    I just purchased my own ballast box and thought I would revisit this thread. I was wondering if there is any preparation involved regarding the inside of the box before you pour the concrete in? I...
  26. Thread: Break in oil

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    Re: Break in oil

    Well I would put in fresh oil of course...
  27. Thread: Break in oil

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    Break in oil

    Anyone know if the Yanmar engines in our CUT come delivered with JD break in oil or is it something else? If it isn't JD break in oil, you guys think it hurts to put that back in at the 50hr mark?
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    Re: Ballast (again) on a 3038e

    Both were in the upper teens. I thought leaving the front and lowering the rear tire pressure to 10-12 PSI may help out?
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    Re: Ballast (again) on a 3038e

    It seems like some people recommend doing all three and I wasn't sure if that was absolutely necessary or overkill?
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    Ballast (again) on a 3038e

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    I am a newbie to this whole tractor thing and am learning a whole lot from this website. I have done research regarding the issue of ballast and have read just about every thread that has...
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    New to tiller use and need advice

    Upon initial purchase of the tiller, I set the skids on the side to the lowest height they can go and just control the depth of the tiller with the 3pt hitch. This seems to allow me to go about 7 to...
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    Re: Stalling an HST tractor

    Both good points. I just want to be clear, the tractor didn't stall because I overloaded the tiller, it stalled because I struck a fence post that got tangled in the tiller. Also, my...
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    Re: Stalling an HST tractor

    I thought I would revisit this post and try to educate myself further....

    I recently was tilling with my new JD3038 and 57" rototiller. I was not on virgin ground, but ground that had already...
  34. Thread: 3038e PTO noise

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    3038e PTO noise

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    I have done a search but yielded no satisfying results thus far. As an owner of a new 3038e I can tell you I could not be happier. One little thing though has been weighing on my mind and...
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    $1000 off two JD implements

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if John Deere always runs the special where when you buy two implements you get $1000 off or is it more of a rarity.

    I hurried to take advantage of this...
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    Re: Reasonable starting price for 2012 3038e

    That is a **** of a deal. I asked my dealer about matching this and he laughed. Said no way, no how. I wonder how one dealer can get away selling it so cheap while the next can't budge.
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    Re: Reasonable starting price for 2012 3038e

    Well, I pulled the trigger and thought I'd see what you guys think!

    Here is what I got:

    -2012 3038e with 305 loader, draw bar, and R4 tires
    -2012 Frontier 1157 rotary tiller (brand new)
    -2011...
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    Re: Reasonable starting price for 2012 3038e

    Thanks for all the helpful replies guys, I really do appreciate it. And AKfish, hopefully there are no hard feelings. FWIW, I did not mean to come across in a mean manner. You offered good advice...
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    Re: Reasonable starting price for 2012 3038e

    Well AKfish I guess you misunderstood my post. I'm not looking to go in there and strong arm anyone.

    All I am asking then is to give me a little help with a starting point I guess. From my...
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    Reasonable starting price for 2012 3038e

    As the title suggests, I need some help. After hours of researching and a couple sleepless nights I have decided to go with the 2012 John Deere 3038e.

    From my own research and after looking at...
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