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  1. Re: Mowing With Own Equipment For Extra Cash (Good or Bad)

    As many have said lots of risk. I mowed for hire for about a year ten years ago. You would not believe some of the things I hit with my shredder. You will tear up your equipment and you will ruin...
  2. Thread: New trailer build

    by bdog
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    Re: New trailer build

    That is an awesome trailer. I really like the design and have wanted one like that (but heavier) for some time but have not seen one on the market. I haul a large skid steer a lot and I get tired of...
  3. Re: What is the material they use for enclosed trailers? I may try building my own.

    I built an 18' enclosed trailer years ago. The material we used for the skin was basically the same material as they use for the R panel type steel roofs, just without the folds in it. I bought it...
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    Re: How much HP to pull LPGS?

    I looked at an 8' Road Boss and the thing is huge. Not just wide but long as well. I wouldn't be surprised if it weighed close to your Gannon. I did not buy it because I think they cost too much for...
  5. Re: Do/Did you let your under aged kids drink alcohol?

    Kids are going to do what they are going to do. Take a chance of getting prosecuted or take a chance of identifying your kid in a ditch. I don't really care about the laws I want to ensure a safe...
  6. Re: Do/Did you let your under aged kids drink alcohol?

    I plan on letting my kids drink. My parents were not big drinkers but they let me drink and I think I turned out ok. As said several times in this thread from what I saw the kids whose parents were...
  7. Thread: making a garden

    by bdog
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    making a garden

    I want a garden. Nothing huge maybe 1000 sq feet.

    I like my gardens to have raised beds (rows).

    I have a tractor and chisel plows and discs. My tractor is large so if I used it I would likely...
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    Re: Gravel Road Dust Control

    You couldn't do it today due to environmental concerns nor could you afford to with the prices but I have driven on oiled roads before and they are really nice. Last time I saw one was probably 15...
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    Re: ShieldArc's Amazon killer deal on Everlast???

    Just got my shipping confirmation that mine shipped.

    I bought one from Mark earlier this year and love it. At this Amazon price I had to pick up three more.
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    Re: Looped tiedown chains?

    You have to be careful that the chain can slide freely to get tight. I have secured things in this manner before and have had the side of the chain loop that the binder is on not get tight. Depends...
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    Re: Navigation / Guidance

    What would be the cheapest setup that can accept RTK corrections? I have a Trimble RTK base.
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    Re: Navigation / Guidance

    Just to be clear the units we are discussing here like the Ez guide 250 are just light bars. It is essentially a display you look at and you steer the tractor yourself. The systems that actually...
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    Re: Navigation / Guidance

    Thanks for the replies. I actually have a lot of GPS systems of various grades and a lot of experience using them. I just have never messed around with the Ag units. Oosik you are correct that a...
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    Navigation / Guidance

    I have been looking at GPS guidance / navigation systems for our tractors and the high end systems are very expensive but there is some entry level stuff in the 1-2k range. Any one have experience...
  15. Re: Power Required to Pull a Two-Bottom Moldboard Plow

    I had some difficulty pulling a 4 bottom with a 95 hp 2wd tractor. I could pull it unless I went to deep but the real problem was steering. The plow bit so hard that it made the front end light and...
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    Re: Rubber tracks vs tires on skidsteers

    I have two tracked skid steers and one rubber tracked crawler dump.

    They are awesome for getting around. They will go places you will never get with tires. I guess it all depends on what you are...
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    Re: How Much is a Local Dealer Worth?

    Have you got a written quote from the cheaper dealer and taken it to your local dealer and said if you can match this I will buy right now? I have had luck with that tactic.

    In my experience...
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    Re: Big tractor syndrome

    I agree. I have not seen a thread in a while where someone asks for advice and then argues so much against it. It is his tractor he should get what he wants not what we think he wants but there are a...
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    Re: Big tractor syndrome

    I get that. With anyone it is about what they want to do. One could have 1000 acres and all they want to do is mow their yard and plant a garden and then you could have someone with 5 acres that...
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    Re: Big tractor syndrome

    I am glad you are happy with your tractor. After seeing the pics I honestly did not know they made tractors that small with backhoes and loaders. That thing looks kind of like a riding lawn mower on...
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    Re: Compact tractor brands that have bit the dust.

    I guess we take chances with anything. I think the odds are better with the big three though.

    I don't think I will ever buy a new tractor again anyway. For one the size of tractors I like are...
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    Re: Big tractor syndrome

    I guess in your case it makes sense. If you have a lot of trees or obstacles to maneuver around a smaller tractor could be better in those instances. I was just saying we see thread after thread of...
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    Re: Compact tractor brands that have bit the dust.

    This is why I will only buy major brands now. When I made my last tractor purchase is was going to be either Deere, Case or Kubota. They will be around. Not saying other companies don't make good...
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    Buying Advice Re: What size tractor do I "REALLY" need?

    I have moved a lot of hay and have never seen a 6 or 7' bale as OP mentions. They can't be light. The 1000lb ones are what 4' maybe 5?
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    Re: Used tractos in the 70 - 85 pto hp range

    How much are you looking to spend? I prefer older tractors as they are simpler to work on and I think they are built stouter. There are a lot of tractors from the 80's that still are used daily by...
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    Buying Advice Re: What size tractor do I "REALLY" need?

    How much do those large round bales weigh - 2000lbs? maybe the tractor will do it I don't know but moving 4000lb of hay at once with a 4900lb tractor doesn't seem like a good idea?

    Some of the...
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    Re: Big tractor syndrome

    I have never met anyone who said their tractor was too big and they wished they bought a smaller one but tons of people wish they had a bigger one.
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    Re: Ground Breaking Advice

    I also prefer a chisel. Moldboard's have their place but they are tricky to use. You have to really pay attention and have them set right or you can screw things up in a hurry. They are directional...
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    Re: Ground Breaking Advice

    Assuming you only go 3-4 inches deep (which would be adequate for a food plot) then yes 90hp would be good for 11 shanks. To pull a chisel like they are designed to do at around 8" 90 hp is not going...
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    Re: Ground Breaking Advice

    Assuming you only go 3-4 inches deep (which would be adequate for a food plot) then yes 90hp would be good for 11 shanks. To pull a chisel like they are designed to do at around 8" 90 hp is not going...
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    Re: Shipping Implements.

    I have had good luck with u ship. I had 15' long 2000lb piece of equipment shipped from North Carolina to Texas for $1000. Also shipped a international truck (33,000 GVW ) from Texas to Kansas for...
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    Re: Which to buy, 10' tandem or 8' tandem?

    That is an impressive sketch.
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    Re: Which to buy, 10' tandem or 8' tandem?

    A tandem has an X shape when viewed from overhead. It may be 14' wide at the widest points but is much narrower in the middle. You can work the X through the gate. I have never done it on a disc but...
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    Re: Ground Breaking Advice

    I think you were given good advice. A 7 shank chisel would be good provided you don't try to run it to deep. Just see how your tractor handles it in your soil conditions. A 9 shank chisel could...
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    Re: I suck at using rachet chain binders...help

    I hate lever binders. To get them tight enough you need a cheater which makes one more thing you have to carry around. My grandfather had his ankle shattered with one when it came loose years ago....
  36. Re: What's the difference between 5200 & 6000 lb axles?

    I like to look at this website and see the trailer parts and specifics. Trailer Parts from trailerpart.com

    For whatever reason they don't show any 6000lb axles but maybe you can poke around on...
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    Re: What grease gun are you using??

    Interesting. I don't like the lever grease guns because they take two hands to operate. I use the pistol grip style like bigfoot posted which I can operate with one hand while holding the fitting on...
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    Re: I suck at using rachet chain binders...help

    Make sure the binder is extended as far as it can go and then you pull the chain as tight as you can by hand taking out any slack and then hook the binder to the tightest link you can reach. I use...
  39. Thread: New Load Trailer

    by bdog
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    Re: New Load Trailer

    You will like those 17.5s. They are the best way to go on heavy trailers. I have them on my trailer I use to haul my skid steers and they are great. No more blow out worries from being loaded to near...
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    Re: What grease gun are you using??

    How does it save a ton of time? For me when greasing things the time is spent crawling around to get to the zerks and wiping them off before and after greasing not on the actual pumping. I mean it...
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    Re: butt welding 1" plate

    It usually was a matter of time. The thing broke and we needed it fixed as quickly as possible so we went to town and stopped at the first place that had a welder.
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    Re: What grease gun are you using??

    I use the Lincoln pistol grip guns that are around thirty bucks on amazon. They work fine for me and are cheap enough. I have a lot of things to grease and never thought pumping it by hand was that...
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    Transfer tank for gasoline

    I have had a diesel tank on the back of my trucks for as long as I can remember. Never had or even seen one for gasoline.

    I am nervous about them because gas is a lot more dangerous than diesel....
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    Re: Which to buy, 10' tandem or 8' tandem?

    It is not just gates. I know someone who has a 3000 acre ranch and he has planted food plots throughout it. Gates are not his problem but width of the roads are. He had either a 12 or 14' drill and...
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    Re: Increasing capacity of a trailer

    I have fooled with a lot of trailers in my time. I have built trailers from scratch, added heavier axles, made bumper pulls to goosenecks, etc. Looking back on it you really are probably better off...
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    Re: Which to buy, 10' tandem or 8' tandem?

    Having owned both pull types and 3 point disks I will never own another 3 point. The pull type work so much better. They are generally heavier and float along better doing a better job of leveling as...
  47. Thread: Plasma cutter

    by bdog
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    Re: Plasma cutter

    I have a powermax45. Had it three years or so. No problems and is an awesome machine. I can't remember what I paid for it three years ago but I smile everytime I use it. I did a lot of cutting on...
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    Re: Source for chisel plow parts

    Go to a farm auction. I was at one today they had tons of that type of stuff for cheap.
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    Re: butt welding 1" plate

    Actually the welding wanted to pull it apart. When I first tacked it it ended up being pushed in a little too close so I used the scissor jack to make it wider.
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    Re: butt welding 1" plate

    Thanks! You were right on the weld volume. Took forever to fill the gap. Took me most the day to make two of these things. Double bevel would have been faster but I was kind of worried about making...
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    Re: butt welding 1" plate

    362769362770362771362772362773362774Turned out well. The angle iron ended up being 3/4" not 1" but still thick enough to need the bevels.
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    Re: butt welding 1" plate

    Yes I know pictures help a ton but I don't have any and was hoping to work on it in the morning. I have the rest of the project figured out I just needed advice on the butt weld of the thick...
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    Re: butt welding 1" plate

    I say plate but it is actually two pieces of angle iron 6" long butted together to make a U shape. The two bolts go through the two sides and the block and the end that is welded together holds the...
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    Re: butt welding 1" plate

    I have a 300 amp machine but will not be anywhere near that. Biggest rods I have are 5/32" which call for maybe 200 amps.

    Maybe I am making these part sound more critical than it is. The previous...
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    Re: butt welding 1" plate

    It is for a piece of oilfield equipment. A 2" pin goes through two blocks and this part bolts on to the blocks with two 3/4" bolts and and keeps the pin from sliding out. It is a retainer.
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    butt welding 1" plate

    I am going to be butt welding a 6" wide by 1" thick piece of plate. It is not a critical part if it breaks but I don't want it to break.

    Currently the part is made out of 6" x 1/2" plate and we...
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    Re: Anyone buy bulk oil?

    That is bad I can't remember my own posts. It was a year and a half ago though. I remember that thread and the general consensus at the time was prices were close to what you can buy gallons at wal...
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    Anyone buy bulk oil?

    I have heard when you but in bulk you can get Rotella in the $8-9 a gallon range. I am not sure how much volume is required. I may use 200 gallons a year. Compared to 12-13 a gallon at stores that...
  59. Re: 2 in receiver shackle/ clevis for tow straps and chains

    You guys talking about chains just falling when the break must not have broken many chains. I have seen over a dozen break from pickups to big trucks to dozers to loaders, etc. sometimes they don't...
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    Re: Implements narrower than tractor

    Yes you are correct in the situation. And yes I agree it is not the end of the world but a 9" strip every pass is nearly 10% of what I cover. If it was 9" on a 40' plow it might not be as significant...
  61. Thread: Bio-Ballast?

    by bdog
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    Ballast Re: Bio-Ballast?

    Not really wrong. On my old tractor with empty rears when I picked or should I say tried to pick up a pallet of concrete with the FEL it lifted the rear tires off the ground. Filled the tires up and...
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    Re: New tractor - any tier 4 issues (DEF, etc)?

    I don't know for sure if the new tractors have it or not but if they do I would get an older one that doesn't. Those systems are nothing but trouble.
  63. Re: 2 in receiver shackle/ clevis for tow straps and chains

    I have not built one but I have three of them mounted on f-250's that see a lot of use. These trucks weigh 8-9k with all the equipment on them and they get stuck a lot and get pulled out using these...
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    Re: Diesel fuel treatment

    I used to fool with the additives years ago. Power service, howes, stanadyne, etc. Over time I just quit using them. I have seven things with Diesel engines and often am using 2-300 gallons of diesel...
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    Re: Implements narrower than tractor

    How do you attach the sling to the tires? I was looking at pictures of the wheels and they have no holes in them other than for the lug nuts and center hub. You could put the chain through the middle...
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    Re: Implements narrower than tractor

    That makes it sound easy. They are 18.4 38's. I have a skid steer I could use to move them and a 1" impact. I just thought a lot of sweat was involved in the process. I have an international truck...
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    Re: Implements narrower than tractor

    Chisel shanks are 13.5" apart. They are staggered on two rows. They are set as wide as they can go and my tires are set as narrow as they can go. I am in dry Texas. The tires are big. I think with...
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    Re: Implements narrower than tractor

    I know I could probably pull larger but this is what I have. They are axle duals.
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    Implements narrower than tractor

    I just bought a tractor that has duals on it. I don't really need them but I hear they help a lot with traction and reducing compaction. Problem is with the duals the tractor will be 126" wide to...
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    Re: What if a new tractor wasn't new?

    Anxious to hear what they tell you. Please update when you can.
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    Re: Air Filters - Outer & Inner

    Always use both. The inner is a safety measure in case something gets past the outer. If you properly maintain the outer the inner will practically last forever.
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    Re: Field fencing vs. utility fencing for garden?

    How small of a grid do you need to keep rabbits out? No deer here but rabbits are thick. Was hoping to use heavier gauge galvanized panels that I could weld up but the smallest grid I have seen on...
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    Re: What if a new tractor wasn't new?

    In the grand scheme of things it won't matter much but I would definitely raise a stink about it. If I am buying a new machine I expect it to have close to zero hours. Obviously it will have some...
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    Re: land plane / leveler

    Thanks again everyone for the advice. Looks like I will give a 10' unit a try depending on price. I can get a 10' box with gauge wheels for around $1500. I know it will work, but maybe not as good....
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    Re: land plane / leveler

    Actually they are all flat. Our main driveway to the house is about 500' and is concrete. These "roads" I am talking about maintaining are in the fields, turn rows , etc. They are just dirt and don't...
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    Re: land plane / leveler

    Do these levelers draft harder than a box blade? I have pulled my 7' box blade plum full of dirt with a 45 horse tractor. I had a 10' box blade I used to pull full with a 4430. I think it was 125hp.
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    Re: land plane / leveler

    Thanks for info. I forgot to update my profile / signature. I just traded tractors I now have 130hp and about 15,000 lbs. I definitely will look into the heavier units. The bulk of my dirt roads are...
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    land plane / leveler

    I have a 7' box blade but I just bought a bigger tractor and it will no longer cover my tracks which are 8'. I have a little over a mile I am guessing of dirt roads on my property that I want to...
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    Re: Building and selling farm equipment?

    I would not make things from scratch. Buy larger implements like chisel plows / field cultivators for cheap at farm sales and cut them down to compact tractor size.
  80. Re: What is the most standard width on the compact tractors?

    Thanks for the info. I measured the tool bars and they are 10' . If I cut them in half and put 12" sweeps on them all the way to outside edges it should cover a little over 5'.
  81. Re: Any reason not to bolt my ground to my welding table?

    360911360912Well I got it all connected up and took a couple of pictures in case anyone is interested. It works good.
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    It did have it and it keeps the tractor from stopping but it doesn't really help the side to side movement or tail wagging the dog effect
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    I thought about keeping them but I have an 8' shredder that I use a lot. With the duals I would not be able to get close to things. Also with my moldboard and chisel plow the duals would be wider...
  84. What is the most standard width on the compact tractors?

    Been a while since I owned one and I know it varies but in general. I have some big old chisel plows / field cultivators I am going to cut down and put new hitches on for small tractors and sell. I...
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    No worries and no doubt a 4x4 75 hp of similar weight would outwork a 2wd 95 hp.

    I was looking on tractor data and the JX-95 has 93 engine hp but only 80 PTO and 66 draw bar. Pretty big drop from...
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    That was definitely a concern. I know a lot of these tractors of this vintage farmers use daily still and they have 15,000 hours. Proper care is the key. This tractor is coming from a very reputable...
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    And another.

    Thanks for the videos.
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    Here is a pic of it
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    Well I checked on the prices of weights and spoke more with the guy with the 4440. I decided to get the 4440 and made a deal on it. So problem solved I guess. The 4440 had duals which I did not need...
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    Mine is 2WD. 4440 is about 100 miles from me. No real way to try it out at my place. I know it will pull anything I need no problem. I have not used a 4440 but I used to own a 4430 which had slightly...
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    Thanks. I am looking into what they will charge me if I buy the front and wheel weights.
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    It has 7800 hours - actual not rolled over. The 4440's are very popular here. Probably sell for more now than they did 5 years ago. They typically sell in the 20-25k range for tractors that have over...
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    If I maxed out my weights I would be a 12k which is where you are at with 20 less HP and MFWD. Seems I still would have issues.
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    Thanks Ted. I was looking at the weights on your site already.

    More or less it works out to around $1 per pound so looking at 2k to weight up my tractor.

    A local dealer will trade me straight...
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    I have never pulled one prior to this but it was so crooked it looks like I was drunk.
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    Re: Weight for control of implements

    Let me make cliff notes in hopes of advice.

    Tractor is 93 hp and weighs 10k.

    Don't really run out of power but when plowing it is hard to control and sometimes lose traction.

    There are...
  97. Re: Any reason not to bolt my ground to my welding table?

    Thanks for the replies. I know it is always best to have a good ground. I guess I forgot to mention most things I weld on the table are clamped to it. Right now I have been welding with the ground...
  98. Any reason not to bolt my ground to my welding table?

    My shop welder is never going to move. My leads are long enough to reach anywhere in my shop and I have a portable welder if I need to go farther away than that.

    I was thinking of making a short...
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    Re: So would you upgrade your AC/DC Tombstone

    Can't argue with that. I learned to weld on a AC only tombstone in the early nineties. I was using that machine as my primary welder up until 2008 or so. Probably burned over a thousand pounds of rod...
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    Re: How tall is your welding table?

    I made mine 36" and think it is perfect. My work bench is 42" and I like it that height but when welding your hands are usually several inches maybe even a foot above the work surface so I like the...
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