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    Buying Advice Re: L2501hst $18.3 vs L3800hst $20.6k

    BTW, I was quoted 19,500 cash for the l3800 on December 28th, 2013. That was hst with loaded rears, SSQA, and no remotes.
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    Buying Advice Re: L2501hst $18.3 vs L3800hst $20.6k

    Sorry for the confusion. I didn't realize they're the same weight. I guess I was dyslexic earlier when I read your original post. Of those 2, I'd buy the 3800. Of course, truth be told, I went to the...
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    Buying Advice Re: L2501hst $18.3 vs L3800hst $20.6k

    The bigger one. It's heavier and more HP and not weathered. Don't idle around all day and the new tier 4 stuff shouldn't be a problem.
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    Price Check Re: Kubota L4400

    I think you did very well. Maybe great, depending on the size and quality of the attachments, and whether the tractor is a gear machine or hydro. Either way, though, nice machine and welcome aboard!
  5. Re: Ok all you seasoned car hagglers, what should we do here?

    This.

    Base model Jettas seem to be pretty reliable, but their luxury models are way too finicky. Too many things that are too likely to go wrong, and cost way too much to fix.

    Personally I'd...
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    Re: Screwed up loader arms with grapple

    That was my thought. Make that tube stronger, and the next time, something more expensive will be the weak link.
  7. Buying Advice Re: I am now hesitating between the L3901 with BH77 or MX5200 with BH92

    Here's what I'd do: buy the MX. It's bigger and will get more work done. But, I'd skip the backhoe. They're just too darned expensive. I'd buy a Farmi winch instead for skidding logs and rent a...
  8. Re: New chainsaw purchase, but lost an old friend today...

    Congrats. Sounds like you got the saw you need. I will add that a 70cc saw like that one is really ideal as part of a2 saw plan. What I mean is that since your main saw is big, heavy and powerful,...
  9. Re: I have opportunity to buy used Snap-On 3/4 inch drive socket set

    Buy it for $250 now. Use it for 25 years, sell it for $400. I think that's a very fair price, especially if it comes with a ratchet.
  10. Re: Possible 8N purchase today..QUICK HELP PLEASE.

    Please, no. That'd be totally awful. I guess I could sell my fords, but I hope it doesn't come to that.
  11. Re: I have opportunity to buy used Snap-On 3/4 inch drive socket set

    Does it come with the ratchet? I am the proud owner of a snap-on 3/4" drive set, but I have a Williams ratchet. I sure wouldn't sell it for $100. That's a darned expensive set new. More than $1000...
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    Comparison Re: Deere 1070 vs Deere 790

    Oh, whoops. My bad.
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    Comparison Re: Deere 1070 vs Deere 790

    Would that not be a problem with the 970?
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    Comparison Re: Deere 1070 vs Deere 790

    I have a friend with a 1070 who really likes it. They have about 100 head of cattle in northern California and use it for everything you can think of. It's been a good machine for them. Personally,...
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    Re: back blade for ford9n

    Welcome aboard. I used a generic light duty back blade (7' I think) for snow removal with our 8n for years before we got the Kubota. It worked fine for the most part. The main problem was the lack of...
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    Front-End Loader Re: in need of small 2wd tractor w/fel

    I'd be looking for a refurbished yanmar. There's plenty around here on Craigslist. A very small 2wd with loader should be doable for under 5k.
  17. Flail Mower Re: Risks of exceeding flail mower gearbox HP rating

    Friction slip clutches are used with rototillers. Mine has a shear pin. Been using it for years and never (to my knowledge) sheared a pin. I wouldn't worry about putting a little more HP through a...
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    Security & Theft Re: seat safety switch.

    True, but are we sure it's a hydrostatic machine?
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    Security & Theft Re: seat safety switch.

    True, but are we sure it's a hydrostatic machine?
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    Security & Theft Re: seat safety switch.

    That's a good point. This seat switch is a safety feature and is there for a reason. That said, for me it's not feasible to have it there. I often need to stand up to see the tips of my forks to pick...
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    Security & Theft Re: seat safety switch.

    I've never looked under the seat of a Kioti, so this may or may not be possible, but I used a zip-tie to disable mine. No wiring schematics needed.
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    Re: Kubota L3301- is this right for me?

    With a hydrostatic machine you don't need to (and shouldn't) put the transmission in neutral to get off the machine. Leaving it engaged will hold the tractor from rolling to some degree. Not as good...
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    Re: Kubota L3301- is this right for me?

    Personally I'd go up a size. I am 28 and have a mill too, so we have similar situations. I was about to pull the trigger on a l3800 (predecessor to the 3901, which I think is about the same weight as...
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    Re: Power Line Logging Project

    +1 on this. I have over 2000 lbs lift capacity after figuring the weight of my pallet forks, and sometimes that doesn't feel like enough for moving saw logs. Since I started trying to move them with...
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    Re: 3/4 ton vs. 1 ton

    Impressive. I didn't realize they went that high. Still, point is: payload for a 3/4 ton is gonna be between 1000 and 5000. 7500 lbs in the bed is either way way overloaded, or total BS.
  26. Re: Flail mower for MX5100 (42hp PTO machine) thoughts

    Mine has grass cutters on it. Each flail is two pieces side by side about 3" long that bend out 90 degrees at the end. So the effect is like an inverted "T" when it's cutting. It cuts grass and weeds...
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    Re: 3/4 ton vs. 1 ton

    I did say "at least" 4000 lbs. That's the absolute minimum I could imagine a 3/4 ton weighing. My '90 f250 single cab long bed, six cylinder 5 speed is about 4500 unloaded. GVWR is 8800. I think...
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    Re: 3/4 ton vs. 1 ton

    Well, the requirement was to have a cdl if your trailer is over 10k and the total weight of the truck and trailer is over 26k, so since most 3/4 or 1 tons are under 10k loaded, you can get away with...
  29. Re: Flail mower for MX5100 (42hp PTO machine) thoughts

    I run a 72" Mott flail mower with my mx4700. It runs it great. Of course it depends on what you'll be cutting, but I think a 90" on your tractor would be just fine. That's the beauty of a hydro...
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    Re: Skidding Winches

    I like how it matches your tractor. ::thumbsup:
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    Re: Farmi winch

    Glad to hear that you're convinced. Now that I know how handy skidding winches are, I can't imagine not having one. Even if I was just cutting 4-5 cords a year, it'd be worth having one. When you...
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    Re: Farmi winch

    4000 lbs of pull seemed a little light to be recommending for that size tractor. The Farmi 351 is over 7000 lbs without a block just for reference. So I looked up the specs for the Igland you...
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    Re: Farmi winch

    I agree will Sawyer Rob. They're all plenty fast. I don't really think HP comes into the equation. It's all torque and weight. If you don't have enough torque, you'll kill the engine, if you don't...
  34. Re: Looking for a lightweight limbcutting saw...

    Selling the farm boss is a good plan. The Echo plus a 261 sounds perfect, and will compliment your big saw when you decide you need one. ;)
  35. Re: Looking for a lightweight limbcutting saw...

    I'm surprised that no one has suggested the Stihl ms 241c-m. I haven't used one personally, but they are a lightweight pro saw that comes very highly reviewed from the tree service industry.

    To...
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    Re: Duluth Trading Company

    Their stuff is mostly gimmicky in my opinion. I think it used to be high quality, but 95% of it is made overseas nowadays.
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    Re: Rear tine tiller

    I'd look for a Troy-bilt Horse on craigslist. Make sure it isn't leaking oil at the seals, and you'll be good to go. We've had one since 1983 and used it for commercial vegetable growing. Bought our...
  38. Re: What tool do you find most useful on the farm for general use (besides tractor)?

    Good thread, I'm looking forward to the responses. We grow vegetables and use lots of equipment in our production. Having the right tool close at hand is crucial to getting things done on time for...
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    Re: How much HP

    Makes sense. Sounds like a new rig is in order. Enjoy it!
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    Re: How much HP

    If you're looking to run a 8-10' rotary cutter, why not buy some old iron to power it? Something like an IH 866, JD 4020, etc. It'll take a long time to pay off a nice new Kubota mowing fields, not...
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    Re: 40 - 72 Case on sawmill

    Super cool! That circle mill is terrifying, but it sure is fast.
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    Tiller Re: Tillers, 3pt. or hand?

    You'll never regret having the 3 point tiller. I've found that my neighbors are happy to pay me to come till their gardens too, which is a piece of cake with the 3 point, and something I'd never...
  43. Re: 6 eggs and 5 bacon for breakfast? Is it good?

    Sounds like you know how to live to me.

    By the way, the correlation between dietary cholesterol (how much you eat) and blood cholesterol has been pretty well debunked. Eggs and butter were...
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    Re: Wallenstein FX 90 Skidding winch

    Get a bigger one. Your tractor will handle it well and the additional cost won't be much relative to the total price.
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    Re: 8 foot Alamo flail behind a LS4047H?

    Your tractor is hydrostatic right? I think you will be able to keep it at the necessary rpm, you will just have to go pretty slow.
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    Re: 1st tractor! any suggestions

    Free and easy... Like a man should be.
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    Re: 1st tractor! any suggestions

    My suggestions for anyone's first tractor:
    Get one with a seatbelt, and a rollbar. If you didn't grow up around old tractors or acquire hundreds of hours if seat time on them another way, these...
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    Re: Negotiating Price on Used Tractor

    I'm very happy with my MX. I paid 24,500 for mine at the end of 2013. Honestly, I wouldn't sell mine for 22,500 today, but the seller must have his reasons for selling. I don't buy things new very...
  49. Re: How to use a logging winch from the ground?

    Most tractors have a system that allows you to use the pto from the ground. Usually you have to be in neutral, set the parking brake and flip the seat over. Worth a shot anyway. Otherwise you have to...
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    Comparison Re: Going from 9n to modern

    Of the two Kubotas, the L is the obvious choice to me. If you drive them both around without a loader, the B will seem like a lawn tractor compared to the 9n.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I prefer bigger rounds too. Once they get beyond 36" or so and start to get misshapen then it's a different story, but if they're mostly round, the bigger the better. I split my 12 full cords/year by...
  52. Re: Sizing a logging winch for "occaisional" use

    The 351 will work well. That's the model I have, and I love it. If I was buying new, I might have bought the 501, but the 351 never fails to impress me. Don't worry about "tearing it up" the clutch...
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    Re: Help me choose my chainsaw lineup

    I picked up the 460 yesterday. Seems to be in pretty nice shape. I'll certainly miss my 361, but having the Shindaiwa and the 036 will fill the gap I think. Doesn't look like that 36" bar gets much...
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    Re: Help me choose my chainsaw lineup

    I asked the same question on forestryforum. I think I've decided to go with the 460. It's bigger, newer, and my brand of choice. I'll post some pics when I get it. Should be today or tomorrow.
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    Re: Help me choose my chainsaw lineup

    Right, didn't mention that they were used too. Pretty well used as I recall. I'm sure they still had plenty of life, but for that price, I figured I'd wait for a Stihl or Husky.
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    Re: Help me choose my chainsaw lineup

    There was actually a pair of 7900s on craigslist this spring. The guy wanted $750 each, so I didn't bother inquiring.
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    Re: Help me choose my chainsaw lineup

    I've wanted a dolmar or Makita for a long time. Unfortunately they never show up used here. Both of the bigger saws in looking at are used. The 272xp is $325, and the MS 460 is $600. If I sell the MS...
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    Re: Help me choose my chainsaw lineup

    I was pretty stuck on Stihl too, but now I've owned an Echo cs-341 top handle. It was fine for what it did, and came to me for free. Also, I scored my Shindaiwa for $60 with 3 new chains and a gallon...
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    Help me choose my chainsaw lineup

    I want three or four of them. Well, for now anyway.;) I've got a Shindaiwa 488, 50cc saw which is great. That one's a keeper. I've also got a Stihl O36 and an MS 361. They're both 60cc. The MS has...
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    Re: Would You Accept This As New

    Rustoleum "lobster red" works too.
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    Tractor Sizing Re: MX5200HST or MX5800HST

    Any cutter the 5800 can handle, the 5200 will handle too. Only difference is that in some situations, you'll be able to go a little faster with the 5800.
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    Re: CK30 vs DK40 size....

    I have a Kubota mx4700, which is about the same size as the DK. It's great in the woods. I don't think you'll regret the bigger machine.
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    Re: Pocket knives: number of back springs

    I've never seen his site before, thanks for the link. Next time you cross paths, tell him I'm very happy with the knives I have that he designed. I think his reverse-tanto style works really well and...
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    Re: Pocket knives: number of back springs

    Benchmades for me. Almost bought a full automatic (switchblade) last time I was in Oregon, but I like the standard axis-lock because I can open and close it one handed. I have a Osborne 943 and 950....
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    Re: my "my first tractor" thread (B series)

    Yes, this is important. Another tip I picked up from here was to not just lightly engage the parking brake. Really step down and engage the brake fully. That way when you forget to disengage the...
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    Re: New MX5200 HST Kubota

    Congratulations!! I'm very happy with my MX.
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    Re: Brand new 2650 problem!!!

    I usually pick my bucket up, shake it a little with the tilt function, then tilt it back down almost to level, but not quite. Then I stand in the bucket, right on the cutting edge and engage the...
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    Re: New L4701 (3 hours)

    Depends on the application. 1800 is at the low end, I'd think, but definitely fine for moving the tractor around or pulling small trailers, etc. If you're working it, put it closer to PTO RPM.
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    Re: Ramming a tree with a dozer

    I've got a nice Stihls, and there no way I could get that thing on the ground in 1 minute and 16 seconds. That was pretty cool.
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    Re: Your most used/valuable attachment?

    We grow vegetables, so the rototiller is an absolute must-have for us. Beyond that, pallet forks are certainly very handy, and now that I know how useful the Farmi winch is, I'd never go into the...
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    Re: Selling tools, need advice on pricing

    The table saw should bring $150. Maybe $200 if you're lucky. You'll basically have to give the radial arm saw away. Mechanic's tools and chests might do a little better. Unfortunately, the lifetime...
  72. Re: One step closer to permanent wood heat ban in California?

    I was in St. Louis recently. We were in an area with lots of antique stores, so we poked our heads into several of them. They were old brick buildings, 2 or 3 stories tall. I was really surprised...
  73. Re: Maple Syrup Season 2015, off to a poor start here.

    Do the crystals dissolve when you warm up the syrup? It has to get very cold for it to freeze. It's not sugar crystallizing on the bottom of the jar? That will happen if the syrup is too thick when...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota MX5100 vs MX5200

    I like my clutch on the MX 4700. I grew up using gear tractors so having the ability to hit the clutch and make everything stop is reassuring to me. I have no problems using my left foot to operate...
  75. Re: Maple Syrup Season 2015, off to a poor start here.

    They store finished maple syrup. At the final concentration, it has a very long shelf life.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    The ground froze up pretty good here last night, so I skidded out this red oak log using the Farmi winch. I was impressed that the winch yanked it right out of the ice that was holding it to the...
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    Re: Bucket modifications

    Don't have any ideas for you, except that you might get better results by starting a new thread specific to your situation.
  78. Re: Does Anybody Have a Wallentstein FX65 Logging Winch on small tractor?

    Gordon, remember, you can call a lawyer if you need to.

    Seriously, just joshing. Gordon is always super helpful, and I'm just trying to get some laughs.
  79. Re: Does Anybody Have a Wallentstein FX65 Logging Winch on small tractor?

    Honestly, my Farmi 351 is one of my absolute favorite attachments. I burn 12 full cords of wood/year, and got mine used for $900. Best money I ever spent. Now that I know what life is like with the...
  80. Re: Maple Syrup Season 2015, off to a poor start here.

    Today is looking like a dud here. Last two days were very good. We collected about 700 gallons of sap from 410 taps. Didn't freeze last night, and it's not going to tonight. After that, though it's...
  81. Re: Any Allstate customers using "Drive Wise" ?

    We put Progressive's version in our car. They call it "snapshot". We got it in early November. After 3 weeks it projected we'd get a 15% discount. Then came the snow... Any time the wheels spun, it...
  82. Re: Maple Syrup Season 2015, off to a poor start here.

    Yeah, that's what it was like here last year. Now we're just ankle deep in mud every step of the way. Wish we had the snow now. Guess the grass really is greener on the other side. :)
  83. Re: Maple Syrup Season 2015, off to a poor start here.

    Last night was the second freezing night we've had out of the last 11. We have zero snow on the ground, and didn't most of the time we were tapping. Really really strange. This week is supposed to be...
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    Re: The Chicken Palace

    Free shipping. Even faster for InCircle at Neiman Marcus. Shop the latest selection of top designer fashion at Neiman Marcus.

    Yours looks very nice indeed, but don't you think your hens would be...
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    Re: New Member Kubota MX4700

    Welcome aboard! I wish we'd gotten our MX a long time ago too.
  86. Re: What kind of Antique Appliances/ Household items do you all have??

    I have a late 40s Electrolux model XXX canister vacuum, and a early 50s model LX too. After three years of commercial service removing yellow-jackets, the brushes went out on the XXX this summer, but...
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    Re: 50hr. service

    Yep, I did it to after reading about it on here. Works like a charm.
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    Re: kubota hst problems

    Very nice guys. I like it.
  89. Tiller Re: Thinking of working my 9 acres to plant with my 4120

    If it's already been tilled last year, you can probably whip it into shape with just a disc harrow and a drag harrow.
  90. Re: Slow Moving Vehicle triangle reflector sign used as driveway marker?

    Ride your bike much lately? It's scary business out there; those lights save lives. If you can't see the road, slow down and wait to pass until you can.
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    Re: cast iron cookware care

    I've used the oven cleaning cycle. Always wanted to try electrolysis, but never have. The quality of the old pans is so much better than the stuff you can buy nowadays. Even caked up on the outside,...
  92. Re: 2 Ford 8N's at auction, what to look for?

    Well, that's in a whole different world than an 8n. That's a big, heavy, powerful tractor. It's also diesel. It'll really depend on your situation, but I'm inclined to think that that's bigger than...
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    Tire Selection Re: Help! need AG tires not TURF tires

    Welcome aboard. I'm pretty sure you're gonna need new rims. It isn't gonna be cheap. You could try chains if you just need a little more traction.
  94. Re: How many of you guys here really, really enjoy cooking and planning meals?

    Oh, guess I didn't realize that this had turned into a conversation about GMOs. GMOs are bad for the little guy. If they would just label the darned things and let the consumer decide whether or...
  95. Re: How many of you guys here really, really enjoy cooking and planning meals?

    I love cooking. Grew up cooking and worked my first 7 years in kitchens. I cook dinner more than my wife does. She's a good cook, too, though. I get the same joy from cooking implements as other...
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    Re: Approach by logging company

    Plus 2
  97. Re: 2 Ford 8N's at auction, what to look for?

    My dad and I grow vegetables. For 20 years he ran a tiller and a bush hog with the 8n. First gear is just too fast for those tasks. You'll end up having to make several passes with the tiller that...
  98. Re: 2 Ford 8N's at auction, what to look for?

    Since you say "any advice" I'll ask, why are you looking for an 8n? Personally I have 2 of them and I'd love to be rid of them. For the money you'll pay for one, you can spend a tiny bit more and get...
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    Re: Kubota L3800 & L4600

    I also looked at a l4600, but got an mx4700 for less money. They are pretty similar in size, worth checking them both out.
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    Re: dk lug nut size

    19mm and 3/4" are almost exactly the same size, FYI. I would personally buy a whole 1/2" metric set, but if you're just buying what you need, you can skip the 19.
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