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    Re: ABI manure spreaders?

    Dr Parmer, thanks for the real world feedback. Nice to see they make a quality product and that you are happy with it.

    BLSXJ, thanks for the advice. I will have to research the beaters further. As...
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    ABI manure spreaders?

    Hello,
    Checking to see if anyone has had any experience with ABI manure spreaders? I had never heard of the company before, but came across them while doing internet searches for other brands. I...
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    Just went to look at the specs on our lights....

    Just went to look at the specs on our lights. They are 5000 lumen and were about $190. They use 40 watts for this output.
    Dave
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    Wife decided on 6, 4 foot led's for the 48 foot...

    Wife decided on 6, 4 foot led's for the 48 foot isle in our barn. We got them from Orion west lighting and she is very happy with them. They were pricey, but hopefully we will saying electric bills...
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    Thanks for the info so far, Attached is the...

    Thanks for the info so far,
    Attached is the picture of the barn
    As far as drainage, would a perimeter drain be sufficient or do you suggest drainage underneath the ring itself as well?
    Thanks
    Dave
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    outdoor horse area

    Hello,
    Looking for some advice on the steps needed for constructing a horse riding area for my wife and kids. The barn is about fisinshed and the wife is looking to start this as soon as the snow is...
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    Just a word of caution, sometimes the squeaky...

    Just a word of caution, sometimes the squeaky wheel does not get the grease, it gets replaced. I wish you the beat of luck in your situation,
    Dave
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    Ok, got it. Thanks. Did not want to put...

    Ok, got it. Thanks. Did not want to put everything back together if I had to figure out where it went
    Dave
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    Here is a picture

    Here is a picture
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    Bx25d coolant overflow hose?

    Hello,
    Doing my 50 hour service. I noticed a hose coming out of the coolant over flow tank from the top of the yellow cover. It is just hanging not connected to anything? Is this correct? Did not...
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    Thanks for the report, just ordered one for...

    Thanks for the report, just ordered one for myself.
    Dave
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    Subscribed. Interested in feedback as well Dave

    Subscribed.
    Interested in feedback as well
    Dave
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    If that is the case , sounds like a no brainer....

    If that is the case , sounds like a no brainer. 25 hours is nothing and I have had no problems in my 400+ with my branson.? Good luck in your purchasing decision
    Dave
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    Hey buckslayer, I agree with the branson choice,...

    Hey buckslayer,
    I agree with the branson choice, but would want to make sure you have a servicing dealer somewhat close, warrantee is great only if someone is going to honor it. I have both a...
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    Hey Oliver, You make great points, I guess I...

    Hey Oliver,
    You make great points, I guess I will look at the harbor freight stuff to make sure welding is a good fit for me, I can always upgrade equipment as I out grow and or wear out.
    Thanks...
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    Thanks again, I am not too concerned with price...

    Thanks again,
    I am not too concerned with price of items like the shade, will go auto darkening cause seems like the consensus. Would rather pay a little more now for quality products than skimp on...
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    Ok, thanks for the feedback, So auto darkening...

    Ok, thanks for the feedback,
    So auto darkening helmet,
    Safety #5 glasses instead of goggles
    Add grinding helmet to list?
    Am I good to go?
    Thanks
    Dave
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    newbie needs safety equipment?

    Hello,
    I am taking the plunge this spring taking an introductory to welding course at the local trade school. I am so green, I do not know what I do not know, and reading the welding forum makes my...
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    Snow Equipment Buying/Pricing I know the rules, no pictures , it did not...

    I know the rules, no pictures , it did not happen! He is my new blizzard rad 84. I just ensured a snow free winter for all of central Massachusetts.
    Dave
  20. Price Check Hey Prosper, Take this for what it is worth. I...

    Hey Prosper,
    Take this for what it is worth. I too am in Ma and was told by my dealer that since I was financing a record of the sale would be recorded by the state. This in turn would open eyes to...
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    Snow Equipment Buying/Pricing Hey Jerry, Thanks for the info. I guess I was...

    Hey Jerry,

    Thanks for the info. I guess I was over thinking the auger importance. In my mind thought 2 augers would prevent clogging better but will know focus my search on larger fan units...
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    Snow Equipment Buying/Pricing Ok, good feedback, guess I am down to a single...

    Ok, good feedback, guess I am down to a single auger machine, any feedback on either brand. Likes dislikes?
    Thanks
    Dave
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    Snow Equipment Buying/Pricing 1 auger or 2 ?

    Hello,

    I am in the market for a 7 ft 3 point hitch snow blower. Been looking at Rad blizzard and mk Martin meteor. One question I have come across is the meteor has the option of 1 or 2 augers? On...
  24. After his heart attack his doctor probably put...

    After his heart attack his doctor probably put him on a very large dose of cholesterol lowering medication. It would be shocked if the diet got his number down to130 alone. Jmho
    Dave
  25. September 8, 2012 3:42 pm

    September 8, 2012 3:42 pm
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    Thanks, that is a neat little search tool....

    Thanks, that is a neat little search tool. Actually was able to find some comparable machines
    Dave
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    What is it Worth?

    Hello,
    I have a 2003 John Deere GT245 that I am wondering what its worth is.
    It has the 20 hp kawasaki engine, 279 hours, 54 inch convertable deck, power flow collection system into a mc519 cart....
  28. Thread: GT 245

    by rilesdav
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    Good luck, Let us know how you made out. I would...

    Good luck,
    Let us know how you made out. I would be curious how he broke the fan on the powerflow? Check the belt that runs the powerflow as well.
    Dave
  29. Thread: GT 245

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    Hey devil dog, I have a gt245 with the 20 hp...

    Hey devil dog,
    I have a gt245 with the 20 hp Kawasaki engine. I have over 300 hours and have had no issues. Kept in garage and properly maintained. The price seems really cheap to me? What size deck...
  30. Thread: Branson 8050

    by rilesdav
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    I have a 6530 and I can not recall ever needing...

    I have a 6530 and I can not recall ever needing the "creeper gears". But would like to have a hydraulic shuttle transmission though ,
    Dave
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    You can not put Thank You in the bank !! Dave

    You can not put Thank You in the bank !!
    Dave
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    253851 Does yours look like this? Mine pushes...

    253851

    Does yours look like this? Mine pushes material forward. Perhaps the guard was installed backwards?
    Dave
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    Great, Got it. Off to the garage to play,...

    Great,
    Got it. Off to the garage to play,
    Thanks again
    Dave
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    Hey Arrow, Thanks for the response. I will do...

    Hey Arrow,
    Thanks for the response. I will do the easy things first as you indicate. The 2 adjustments from the manual are "L" and "LA". I assume the "H" you refer to is the "LA"?
    Thanks
    Dave
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    stihl 017 carb adjustment

    Hello All,
    I am having difficulty dialing in the carb on an old, given to me stihl 017. I started tinkering with it when the saw would stall out. Per info in the manual i have adjusted the "L" screw...
  36. Thread: Gold rush

    by rilesdav
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    I am pulling for Parker! Any 17 year old working...

    I am pulling for Parker! Any 17 year old working as hard as it portraits deserves a little payoff at the end of the summer.
    Dave
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    Got it, great tip thanks Dave

    Got it, great tip thanks
    Dave
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    Have noticed the oiler, was under impression it...

    Have noticed the oiler, was under impression it could not be adjusted? Is this true? Only uses about 1/2 tank of oil per tank of fuel.
    Dave
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    Just got home from work, my husky is a 338 xpt...

    Just got home from work, my husky is a 338 xpt nit a 336, does this make a difference or is it still a pos?
    Dave
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    Larger saw is a 460, which I am quite happy with,...

    Larger saw is a 460, which I am quite happy with, father in law has a 372 which he had lots of carb troubles with, who knows could have been running crappy gas, but after his troubles I went Stihl....
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    Probably for what she paid for it, it does serve...

    Probably for what she paid for it, it does serve a purpose and I did not cut my leg off while learning
    Dave
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    Hey LD1, FYI my smaller husky is a 336 xpt , it...

    Hey LD1,
    FYI my smaller husky is a 336 xpt , it is my understanding that is a professional grade saw used when climbing? It was a gift and my first saw "wife wanted me to start small". As you can...
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    Agreed, have 2 larger Stihl and 1 smaller husky....

    Agreed, have 2 larger Stihl and 1 smaller husky. Would only buy Stihl going forward.
    Dave
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    Comparison I vote Deere. I had the same decision 4 years ago...

    I vote Deere. I had the same decision 4 years ago when I purchased my Branson. Saved about 7 grand and have been very happy with tractor performance but now my dealer no longer sells Branson and...
  45. Thread: Cab or No Cab

    by rilesdav
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    Buying Advice X2 on cab, love mine cool and shady in summer,...

    X2 on cab, love mine cool and shady in summer, warm in winter
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    Thanks for the info, got to get cracking on this,...

    Thanks for the info, got to get cracking on this,
    Thanks Dave
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    Builders, If I am looking to start building...

    Builders,
    If I am looking to start building spring 2011, how soon should I be meeting with you???
    Thanks Dave
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    Will do, Thanks

    Will do,
    Thanks
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    Hey Damon, do you get your fleetguards on line or...

    Hey Damon, do you get your fleetguards on line or local? If online what site.
    Thanks Dave
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    How about oil filters? What are everyone's ...

    How about oil filters? What are everyone's Preferences? Oem, wix, Baldwin, other??
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    Re: Valvoline premium synthetic

    I personally keep my intervals the same. Tractor get oil change once a season usually at the end and I put about 100 hour per year on it. My manual says every 300 hours is ok, but I think changing...
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    Good info, might as well stay with the T6 as it...

    Good info, might as well stay with the T6 as it seems there is no advantage to switching,
    Dave
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    Any advantage to extra zinc in the T6 as Gale...

    Any advantage to extra zinc in the T6 as Gale referred to??
    Thanks
    Dave
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    Valvoline premium synthetic

    Has anyone out there tried the Valvoline premium blue synthetic 5-40? I currently use Rotella T-6 in my tractor and D-max pickup, but NAPA has gallon jugs on sale for $19.99. I would prefer to get...
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    Hope the MF rep shows up!! I predict lots of...

    Hope the MF rep shows up!! I predict lots of disappointed readers including me if the saga can not continue tomorrow,
    Dave
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    This is a trap!!! Do not fall for it!! You are...

    This is a trap!!! Do not fall for it!! You are supposed to say to your wife that she looks fantastic and has no need for a treadmill!!
    Dave
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    Hey Steve, I just reread the whole thread and...

    Hey Steve,
    I just reread the whole thread and did not think you were being argumentative or said anything that should offend anyone.
    Dave
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    Re: VERY unhappy with John Deere's documentation

    Hey Steve,
    I did use the JD hygard fluid and I changed it about 6 weeks ago after my last cutting of the season, I was in the process of doing all the maintenance oil, plugs, etc. so I would pour a...
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    Re: VERY unhappy with John Deere's documentation

    update,
    I checked the diff side today and it was low, but I only needed to add about 1/2 quart. Still confusing and I am glad you brought this to my attention.
    Thanks again,
    Dave
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    Less than the 4 liters. I assumed that I did not...

    Less than the 4 liters. I assumed that I did not completely empty the trans and that was why I used less. I spilled a bunch out of the top of the filler hole as I was not paying attention when i was...
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    I have the same tractor and did the same...

    I have the same tractor and did the same maintenance as stated on the owners Manuel just month or so ago. I assumed that since it states the 2 sides were internally connected fluid levels would...
  62. Thread: Liability

    by rilesdav
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    Good question, anyone know the rules in...

    Good question, anyone know the rules in Massachusetts????
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    If the 6.0 and the 6.4's are so great why did...

    If the 6.0 and the 6.4's are so great why did ford decide to start making the engines in house???? Just food for thought.
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    I used to have a 6.0 f-350. I had nothing but...

    I used to have a 6.0 f-350. I had nothing but problems,
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    Oil & Fuel Hydraulic oil for Branson 6530

    Hello all,
    I do not want to start an oil war as I see in other threads, but my manual says to use TF-500 oil. In older threads this has been talked about but wanted to see what Branson owners are...
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    Buying Advice Re: How much Tractor Do I need for 300 acre farm

    Hey GBB,
    Love the joke, I am going to use it but subsitute horses for farming and tell it to all my wife's friends.
    Thanks
    Dave
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    Re: dump trailer floor maintenance

    Thanks, I ordered a quart as well the products to prep surface, I will let you know it goes. Thanks to all for advice. Dave
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    Re: dump trailer floor maintenance

    Hey Deadman,
    Good tip, how much needed to do the floor on a 6 by 12 trailer??
    Thanks,
    Dave
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    dump trailer floor maintenance

    Hello,
    I have a dump trailer that after many loads of wood, mulch and dirt is starting to dent and rust. In my lack of infinite wisdom, I am considering apply a truck bed coating to the floor to...
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    Re: gt 245 smoking

    about 220 hours on machine, I usually do maint. every other spring with the whole maint kit from johne deere. I do not notice the smoke any other time
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    gt 245 smoking

    Hello All,
    I have a john deere gt 245 with the 20hp Kawasaki engine. I recently started noticing when first started or any time the mower deck is engaged a black puff of smoke coming out the front...
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    Yes, push type spreader, a suggestion I got from...

    Yes, push type spreader, a suggestion I got from the spreader company was limestone. Any thoughts?
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    planting timothy spreader setting??

    Hello,
    I am going to be planting timothy hay on 1 acre of area that was just cleared and prepared for seeding. I have an Earthway spreader and was told I need 18lbs of seed per acre. I did some...
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    Run away from the ford 6.0, had 1, 10 egr valves...

    Run away from the ford 6.0, had 1, 10 egr valves in 5 years then it was off to the gmc dealer for a new duramax. So far so good
  75. Thread: overheating

    by rilesdav
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    Re: overheating

    Good news and bad news,
    After a through cleaning, my overheating issue has gone away. Thanks to all who pointed me in the right direction. The light trick really helped show me the radiator fins...
  76. Buying Advice Re: New member seeks help for first tractor purchase

    Hello TMAC,
    Good luck, I was in your shoes about 5 years ago. One question you have to consider is how mechanical are you? Nothing worse than hay ready to bale and the baler is not cooperating. If...
  77. Thread: overheating

    by rilesdav
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    Re: overheating

    Thanks Iron Horse,
    I will look into that. I pulled out the radiator screen and the screen had only minor dust. I ran the tractor for about 2 and 1/2 hours today and the temp got only slightly above...
  78. Thread: overheating

    by rilesdav
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    Re: overheating

    Great tip, :confused: where is the thermostat located?? Manual does not give clear pictures.
    Thanks for the help.
    Dave
  79. Thread: overheating

    by rilesdav
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    overheating

    Hello All,
    I have a Branson 6530 that recently starting overheating. I have checked the coolant level and that is ok, oil level is ok and no visable "junk" on the radiator. It starts overheating...
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