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  1. Re: Why do some diesels require glow plugs and others don't?

    The ones with the combustion chambers built into the piston are direct injection while the ones with the chamber in the head and relatively flat pistons (like a gasser) are the indirect injection...
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    Re: Off Road diesel over store pump diesel

    I think their pump may be mis-labeled. My impression is that in 2011 or thereabouts all diesel fuel is ULSD. The local red diesel pump I buy from specifically says it's ULSD and that it has been...
  3. Re: Stupid Fuel Cans! Nozzle came apart in my fuel tank...

    The unelected EPA did develop and issue the regulations prior to Obama's election. The regulations however did not go into effect until after his election and this is very prominently marked on...
  4. Re: How do you fuel your tractor (logistics, not finding the cap to the tank)?

    Putting in a vent like I described above makes all of the difference in the world, even if you still use the push-to-leak nozzle on the new cans. Not putting a vent in a vessel designed to pour...
  5. Re: How do you fuel your tractor (logistics, not finding the cap to the tank)?

    Putting in a vent like I described above makes all of the difference in the world, even if you still use the push-to-leak nozzle on the new cans. Not putting a vent in a vessel designed to pour...
  6. Re: How do you fuel your tractor (logistics, not finding the cap to the tank)?

    I use a 5 gallon diesel jug that I swapped out the dumb push-to-fill nozzle with a foot and a half long EZ-Flow extension nozzle and drilled a hole in the can to add the flip-top vent included with...
  7. Re: Stupid Fuel Cans! Nozzle came apart in my fuel tank...

    The yellow collar on the EZ-Pour high-flow spout threads on perfectly to whatever new diesel fuel cans Tractor Supply sells. The black collar does not fit. However, do not just go and put a regular...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    I posted them in the Massey section initially but I'll post them here as well:

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    Part of the horsey area before it got mowed and tilled. It looks a LOT different now.

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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    I've had my tractor for a few weeks and attacked some of the things I mentioned I wanted to do earlier. Here's how it went:

    1. I used the loader and a log chain to remove some 6x6 wooden...
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    New-to-me 1987 MF 1030L

    I recently purchased a Massey-Ferguson 1030 MFWD with about 3400 hours from a local seller. He bought it at a farm auction from an old man (probably the original owner) to do some loader and blade...
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    Re: Tractor weight vs. finish mowing

    We have a septic tank feeding a lagoon, both of which are located well behind where the yard stops and the woods begins. There is no drain field as it is too rocky; that's what the lagoon is for.
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    Re: Tractor weight vs. finish mowing

    I ended up buying an older Massey Ferguson 1030 MFWD with a loader. It came with R1 ag tires, 7.00-14s in the front and 11.2-24s in the back. I estimate the weight of the tractor is about 4000 pounds...
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    Re: Finish mower gear box used for auger

    Finish mower gearboxes typically are geared for an output speed of 1000 rpm, or at least all the ones I've seen do. One designed for a 540 rpm input has a gear ratio of 1:1.92 and one designed for a...
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    Re: FUEL PROBLEMS with Ethonal

    An indirectly injected aluminum-headed spark-ignition engine running on summer E85 can get to about 14:1 static compression with "typical" timing before you start to get knock. It's a little lower on...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    Pictures will of course be forthcoming. We got about an inch of rain yesterday afternoon and overnight so all I got to do so far is unload the tractor from the trailer, drop the box blade off in the...
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    Re: New MF 1030, a few random questions

    The main reason I asked about the headlights is I wanted to make sure that there are no electrical problems. One headlight works, the other doesn't and the bulb of the one that doesn't is obviously...
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    New MF 1030, a few random questions

    I just got a 1987 MF 1030 FWA and have a few questions as I am going about servicing the machine and becoming familiar with it.

    1. I got a manual with the tractor that shows it is supposed to have...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    I made the move to the new place a few weeks ago and got a much better idea of what I was really up against.

    - The "horsey" area is grossly overgrown with chest-high weeds. There are large rocks,...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    There are two big reasons diesels didn't really take off in passenger vehicles and compact and half-ton ton pickups.

    The first reason is that diesels were introduced that very same market in the...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    Your situation is that the government has screwed with taxes enough to make something which is normally much more expensive become relatively less expensive than the other option which has its price...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    A good chunk of your fuel price in Canada is tax and your per-liter tax for diesel is less than that of gasoline (similar to Europe.) The tax on diesel and gasoline in the various American states per...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    The places I've lived must be Midwestern corn belt anomalies but diesel fuel has been more expensive than 87 octane regular unleaded since regular unleaded started to cost more than a buck a gallon...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    I don't know if it's just me but I don't really see the point behind smaller (e.g. Class 5 and under) automotive diesels in the U.S. right now. Gasoline engines actually make a lot more sense as long...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    The Lightning is roughly as powerful as the 5.0 but I doubt it would pull as much due to its more street-oriented suspension and wheels/tires. My 5.0 extended cab short box truck is happy to run up...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    I've only driven a 3V Mod in an '10 F-250 where a 3V 5.4 sat in front of a 5R110 and 3.73s. Unloaded it felt a lot like the 4.6 2V but loaded it pulled a heck of a lot better. I haven't pulled...
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    Re: EcoDiesel, A Maiden Voyage

    The 5.0 also offered that year is an all-aluminum engine which weighs about the same as the EcoBoost once you add in the weight of the turbos and intercooler. It makes pretty much the same amount of...
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    Re: Tractor weight vs. finish mowing

    So you're saying try to keep it under 2500 pounds? How do you like that B3350 by the way, that was one model on my list.
  28. Thread: Red Dye Diesel

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    Re: Red Dye Diesel

    Road fuel taxes in MO on diesel are 42 cents/gallon if I remember correctly. Gasoline and alcohol is 37 cents/gallon tax. Some pumps have this prominently posted, most commonly in rural areas. In my...
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    Re: What gas 4wd tractors were made?

    Gasoline engines for tractors faded out during the latter half of the 1960s, generally were displaced by diesels during the 1970s, and were gone by the early '80s. MFWD started to appear around 1980...
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    Tractor weight vs. finish mowing

    I will shortly be moving to about a dozen-acre piece of property with about an acre of "horsey" areas that need rough cut, eventually about two acres of mowed-weeds lawn, a good-sized garden I'll...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    I did some more looking and simple availability of the different kinds of transmissions will likely dictate what I get. Gear transmissions don't even really start to appear in tractors until you get...
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    Re: Looking for a farm truck...

    The power numbers the 7.3 IDI turbo made are underrated from the factory because of the impending 7.3 Power Stroke. There is a similar case with the 5.0 V8 in the current F-150s being under-rated in...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    The official documentation for his 7' tiller doesn't list PTO HP but the reseller he bought it from states that the PTO HP range is 25-50. The soil in central MO is pretty thick and heavy and full of...
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    Re: Looking for a farm truck...

    The easiest way to tell would be to look at the top of the engine. There were three 7.3 L diesel engines offered in 1995- the IDI non-turbo, IDI turbo, and DI turbo (Powerstroke.) The IDIs have a...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    You have the general layout of the property right- it currently is 10 acres of trees, a 1/2 acre front yard, and an acre of "horsy" stuff that will have about 2 acres of the trees turned into a yard....
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    I did a lot more reading and research since I posted last. I've determined that I'll probably be buying a new MFWD compact with a loader in the ~35 HP range as well as a 6-7' rear finish mower. I am...
  37. Re: Looking at a used Deere 5310 - a few questions

    My Dad had a 5410 which was one size up from the 5310 (and used the naturally-aspirated 4.5 L 4-cyl rather than the turbo three) but otherwise was configured identically to the 5310 you list, down to...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    The bucket trees are a bit of a pain. We grubbed a bunch of cedars out to make a little paddock at my folks' place with my Dad's previous JD 5410. It would knock over the ones up to about a foot in...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    Here's another question. If I decided to take some of the trees out and level up the ground myself with a loader and box blade rather than hire it out, how large of a compact would you guys recommend...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    Just because you mentioned it, I looked at the JD X700 series garden tractors on their website. Yes, they're built much differently than the riding lawnmowers I used as a kid. Yes, you can get a...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    - I'll certainly stay away from the riding lawnmowers (er, "garden tractors") as that's what I had when I was growing up. I view them as slightly larger versions of pushmowers after spending hundreds...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    Thanks for the replies, guys. Here's a little more of my situation:

    - I have a push mower and a string trimmer so I just need to get "close enough" to things with the tractor.
    - The yard is...
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    Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    Yes, I saw that, they're generally 4000-ish pounds vs. maybe 3000 for a compact. Is that going to be a big deal with tearing up a lawn? We never mowed a lawn with am actual tractor when I was growing...
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    Buying Advice Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    Hello all, longtime listener but first-time caller...er, poster.

    I recently had the luck to buy a house on a dozen mostly wooded acres in southwest MO not terribly far from Springfield. There is...
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