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    Re: ATV Trailer build

    Going to post this in its own line but was perusing my popular mechanics last night before bed, and the subject of a metal brake is in the magazine. These guys are pushing the use of a Door as your...
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    Re: 60 inch material bucket for 1430

    Whats a unistrut?
  3. Re: Weird electrical puzzler - breaker pops, the PT1850 runs better until it's shut o

    Funnest thing is to go get a load of gravel and do figure 8's with the arms all the way up on a 30 degree slope. Neighbors freak out. But yes, I will kill myself if i ever got back to a normal...
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    Re: Best tires for the PT

    So one thing on this load rating I need to get clarity on, they say that the quad tire is rated at 500lbs at 50MPH. So if you on a PT doing 8 does it change the rating?
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    Re: Best tires for the PT

    Hey Peter. Yup, I got chains, run the year round. How my PT is set up is that the inboard tires are all Skidsteer, like 10 or 12 ply tires, and they seem just a bit shorter than the Carlisle. The...
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    Re: Best tires for the PT

    bwahaha.. OK, well let me make it easy on everyone. I need extreme agressive tread. Like I said, if I could put a quad tire on I would, but I guess they won't support the load (no clue why)

    I...
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    Re: 60 inch material bucket for 1430

    I would "brown out" my tractor if I hooked up all the little hydraulic add ons i would like. Lets see... seperate circuit for the quick attach, rear 3 point hydraulic lift, tilt mechanism, better...
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    Best tires for the PT

    OK, I can go to the tire group and ask this, and probably will, but wondered what everyon has purchased here. I need a bar tire, would love a quad tire, but I have no learned they won't hold the...
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    Re: 60 inch material bucket for 1430

    Ken, at the very least I sit more level without all that cash in my back pocket.
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    Re: 60 inch material bucket for 1430

    Just as an FYI on this, I have broke too many top links in my days (seems the backhoe eats them for lunch). To this end I moved over to using an adjustable toplink. I can in fact set the machine up...
  11. Re: Weird electrical puzzler - breaker pops, the PT1850 runs better until it's shut o

    And soundguy, let me echo I have a ton of respect for you and your experience, and follow your postings. I guess I just glossed over the negative comments in regards to other machine manufacturers.
  12. Re: Weird electrical puzzler - breaker pops, the PT1850 runs better until it's shut o

    Watcha got against the PT Soundguy? This guy owns two of them, and a Kubota, and he is always on the PT. I see you helping guys out with their purchases all the time and this seems to be the only...
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    Re: Attachment Storage

    I store outdoors... just out in the rain. Mower is the only implement I store protected and that is because the design of my brush hog leaves bearings exposed. Tractor also is protected. waste of...
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    Re: ATV Trailer build

    Not to jump ahead, but what are you going to use for the dump cylinder
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    Re: Fan / Thermostat

    Moderate, and very moderate, disagreement with you Moss on the oil. I feel that in the winter, and your winters not my winters, it would be beneficial to get the oil warm as quickly as possible,...
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    Re: tire wont come off

    One thing no one ever says and I see it all the time is that you need to use a 6 point socket and not a 12 point socket. As a home owner and not a tradesman, a lot of the socket kits you buy only...
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    Re: 60 inch material bucket for 1430

    If it was me, I would follow Enemats process. Shipping is great seperator when it comes to PT. and a bucket is just a bucket. Even better would be finding a good used one that is not too big for...
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    Re: Fan / Thermostat

    Should say on the thermostat. 180 to 190 I think. If I remember correctly there is an optimum temp for oil, and I think it is 160 to 200.
  19. Re: Difficulty attaching skid steer quick connect

    Xfam, that seems like an incredibly hinky setup. I mean at that point why not just screw and unscrew and bypass quick connects at all?

    One other note in the summer sometimes my Hydrualic...
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    Re: Fan / Thermostat

    I don not have your machine but in the winter I am hard pressed toget the cooler fan to run unless I am stump grinding or something serious with the hydrualics (which would be a million post holes or...
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    Re: 60 inch material bucket for 1430

    A couple of us ordered buckets from another company (Lackender Fabrication). Price was less, quality was a bit up and they would do whatever was asked. No reason to use PT's Light Materials bucket....
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    Re: SnowMageddon

    And you are still typing this late at night?
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    Re: SnowMageddon

    I am not home but I think it is WHITE LIGHTNING CLEAN RIDE. Find it on amazon. It is a wax based lubricant. Used on bike chains for guys who do serious off road.
  24. Re: OBDII / ABS Scan Tools - Wifi powered Iphone

    I want to add one more comment / question. The scanners are pretty unclear on what the transmit. The software is even worse onsaying what it accepts...

    This is what the Veepeek says
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  25. Re: OBDII / ABS Scan Tools - Wifi powered Iphone

    My buddy has a diesel that you can adjust the parameters with a cheap tablet. My note on this is I was trying to do it on the cheap. My next note is that I think paying for software is the better...
  26. Re: OBDII / ABS Scan Tools - Wifi powered Iphone

    6 Jumbo. Darn thing makes up for everything else that is small in my world
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I am starting a post on the OBD issue here

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/parts-repairs/351569-obdii-abs-scan-tools-wifi.html#post4355422
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I am starting a post on the OBD issue here

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/parts-repairs/351569-obdii-abs-scan-tools-wifi.html#post4355422
  29. OBDII / ABS Scan Tools - Wifi powered Iphone

    So this is my results coming off of notes from a question I had on the Harbor Freight thread.

    I have a 2007 Ford F150 that threw an ABS Code. I have a nice reader, but it was at the other...
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    Re: Iced sidewalks in Los Angeles

    She's wearing chains.
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    Iced sidewalks in Los Angeles

    I know the east coast has been getting a lot of attention with this SNOWMAGEDON but you know we suffer on the west coast as well, Yesterday, we had a good inch of ice


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    After what...
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    Re: Is it wrong to be excited for the snow?

    Sprinklerman, isn't that a no no to have mixed tread tires (or is your tractor not 4WD)
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    Re: SnowMageddon

    On the squeeking, I have stopped using conventional lube. I purchased a bottle of this bike lube. Spoke to a friend who bikes a lot and swears by this. It does seem to last longer than regular...
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    Re: Digging a hole..?

    We pushed in a concrete foundation from a previously burned up home. Then used fill dirt over top. The only real issue we have / had is part of the foundation was not buried deep enough so some of...
  35. Re: Weird electrical puzzler - breaker pops, the PT1850 runs better until it's shut o

    Yo....

    Yes, the 1850 has a lockout if the PTO switch is on, and that happens to me all the time, tree branch will hit it or my fat butt...

    As for moving, you need to pump the brakes but first...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Well, now this really threw me.... Seems like HF is greatly overcharging for their product

    Amazon.com: Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool for OBDII Vehicles: Automotive
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I have a "quality" code reader for my vehicles. Found it was the cheapest way to deal with my wife not putting on the gas cap tight.

    Well, last night my F150 threw an ABS code and of course my...
  38. Re: Central Texas Olive Ranch / Wedding Venue

    Welcome to the mob. Let us know how it works out with Guido

    Agromafia - CBS News
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    Re: Is it wrong to be excited for the snow?

    Looking at the forecast, they are saying 3" per hour, but the winds are going to be severe. Snow I don't mind (many times woke up as a kid with snow over the roof and digging out of the front...
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    Re: Chainsaw Sharpening question

    On all of these notes, thank you guys very much. On my property, even if you are keeping it out of the dirt you are in the dirt. Trees on my property are coated in moss, lots of leaf buildup that...
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    Chainsaw Sharpening question

    OK, so I have a little bench mounted sharpener (HF). Works great. Last year the wife got me a sharpener that mounts to the dremel.

    I have watched pro chainsaw guys, they seem to run a quck...
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    Re: Ignition Switch

    Cold is a heck of a drain on a battery.
  43. Re: Follow up on Ice Storm Gen Thread - How much power does a house take

    So this is the slice of info I was looking for but didn't know to ask. Helps out a lot to know an individual burner needs (Hmmm Top Ramen on a cold night with no power).
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    Does welding gas go bad?

    I realized that I am no where near burning through any of my tanks of gas (Acetlynene and propane, as well as my CO2 and O). and when I say getthing through them, meaning they are now creaping up on...
  45. Thread: Grapple

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    Re: Grapple

    One of many links here in the forum (meaning do a search I found a lot of comments but this was a solid lead on the subject).
    ...
  46. Follow up on Ice Storm Gen Thread - How much power does a house take

    I am looking to explore all the variables here, so all comments welcome.

    Last blackout we had we pulled out the generator and plugged it into the house (We had a hard disconnect from the power...
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    Re: Tool price rant

    Ahhh... It holds up a stretched out wire fence. Tree falls on fence, it gets bent and stretched. New taught wire tightens up fence, or at least lets it hang correctly.
  48. Re: led replacement for h4 headlamp? JD 3720

    I have a version of the OPT 7 in my car (Fog lights - not driving as I have Xenon driving). Gary is absoluetly right that a beam needs to be focused for the element, and that halogens designed...
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    Re: Updated Chainsaw Mounts

    HS. Probably stupidity on the Alders, I guess if I left them alone they might have some timber value. Motivation is to either increase meadow size (no, we don't have livestock so....) and help...
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    (Wo) Man basket

    Not sure if I ever showed this. There has been a couple of versions of this, one with a plastic pallet bottom and now this with metal grate bottom. Slap it on the pickle forks, put on the clips to...
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    Re: Updated Chainsaw Mounts

    Not that anyone cares. This is about an hours worth of work. My morning excercise. Alders are a weed tree (although the evolution of a forest is really fascinating and the trees actually have a...
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    Re: Updated Chainsaw Mounts

    Oh eddie, the PT is a fantastic machine, it really is, but there are these bizarre short comings that, well, leave all PT owners scratching their heads. I would say the biggest issue is that PT is a...
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    Re: Updated Chainsaw Mounts

    You kinda wear the thing, priceless. I know I do, but it usually a thin film of oil and diesel exhaust.
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    Re: Updated Chainsaw Mounts

    Uhm... NO, usually I put important bolts and nuts and small things, or my head sets and iphone int the bucket, you know, cause the tilt seat will drop them on the ground and I will loose them. Then...
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    Re: Updated Chainsaw Mounts

    Where there is a will, there is a way.

    Honestly I do not travel with gas or bar oil very often. MossRoad taught me everything I know about chainsawing so I head back to the barn once a tank is...
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    Re: Updated Chainsaw Mounts

    Oh yeah, the 1850 lid is crazy heavy. Like keep you in shape heavy. Like do I really want to look at the engine or can I just guess looking through the grate heavy.
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    Re: Updated Chainsaw Mounts

    So, my mounts are pretty cheese wiz. And there is a downside. If you are a frequent visitor of your engine, you will find it a PITA to constantly remove the chainsaw to get to the engine. Also, I...
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    Re: Updated Chainsaw Mounts

    Rust will never ever be an issue on my PT.
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    Updated Chainsaw Mounts

    I carry my chainsaws on the engine cover, and had installed aluminum guards to hold them in place. The handles had been held down by two aluminum guards and then a long bolt with a wingnut went thru...
  60. Sticky: Re: Everlast Welders - Welders and Plasma Cutters by Everlast

    Yes is the short answer.

    Probably be able to run the full range of that machine on a 30 amp, top end might be tricky but I doubt you are running at the top end (that machine runs nice and hot at...
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    Re: My Ice storm/ generator lessons

    Seabeck, not sure what it is like further north but here Solar is only good for the summer from what I understand of the current solar panels (I could be wrong, would love to use solar and be off the...
  62. Re: Off topic but where can you buy a wallet?

    I dig butt ugly. Look at my wife. No really, I mean, wait... OK. yes, my wife is not a model. love her anyway. Butt Ugly is not a turnoff, if it is ugly but kinda cool then it is hip. Your...
  63. Re: Off topic but where can you buy a wallet?

    Mudstopper... Go take a look darnit! Someone making wallets by hand is a rarity these days.
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    Re: My Ice storm/ generator lessons

    And then you could go the way we will on our new house Forget the generator.....

    Elon Musk: Tesla home battery orders are "off the hook" - May. 6, 2015
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    Re: Removing barn loft reinforcing

    In the end I would consult with someone with a bit more engineering skill.

    We had a building where the center of the roof began to sag. Resolution was to tie the foor beams left and right...
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    Re: Need to know. Mig/Tig vs stick

    I just don't have the patience.
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    Re: Need to know. Mig/Tig vs stick

    My kingdom for a class i could take on welding... the stars never align for me.
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    Re: Need to know. Mig/Tig vs stick

    So why TIG for naval nuclear pipe? Because it is slower and more precise? Something in the TIG process that makes it better?

    So, how do you wel a 4" thick piece of pipe? Just layers upon...
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    Re: My Ice storm/ generator lessons

    question on this. Has anyone ever seen a kilowatt for 220? My generators panel is fried out so I have no clue how many amps I am drawing.
  70. Re: Off topic but where can you buy a wallet?

    By the way....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoPf98i8A0g
  71. Re: Off topic but where can you buy a wallet?

    Wallets are way too personal for me.... I have had many gifts of a wallet of the years and have hated them all. My current wallet is from ETSY and it is one of those hand tooled western wallets...
  72. Re: LED Light Bar vs LED Square Flood lights - Bad news, light bar not as good

    Yeah, a case of you get what you pay for. I did run my ampmeter and had roughly the same result.

    Radair, you are very correct. All lights should be sold on Lumens, not watts. As we move...
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    Re: Who's made a portable greenhouse?

    Kinda looking into the same thing for my wife. This is off CL but I think you could quite easily incorporate skids into this design and pull it to its destination as needed. Or better yet leave the...
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    Re: Quad tires for PT Tires

    Foam is so appealing until you get into a slope situation and the hardness of the tire is no longer beneficial., A bummer for sure. Would foam if it wasn't for the severe slopes I have.
  75. Re: LED Light Bar vs LED Square Flood lights - Bad news, light bar not as good

    I absolutley will go out with my meters. I have a stack of them I never use anymore. Problem is I got rid of all my cameras with manual settings so gonna have to figure out photographic proof.

    I...
  76. Re: Tig welding question for the pros - aluminum and my little everlast 200st

    OK, so not to kick up a fuss on this, but my Lincoln Mig takes the AL Spool Gun. Wouldn't that need to be... no... wait.... You are saying MIG is constant voltage and TIG needs Constant Current...
  77. Re: Tig welding question for the pros - aluminum and my little everlast 200st

    Now here is one more question, can I use my Lincoln MIG as a tig base? Isn't mig AC based?
  78. LED Light Bar vs LED Square Flood lights - Bad news, light bar not as good

    OK, this is a bit of a stunner and I will get some pix on this, but I got an LED 180 watt lightbar from Santa. Center is spots, outside is floods. My flood lights are 48 watt square and I have 2 of...
  79. Proper storage of your welding gear in a humid climate

    So I have a lincoln MIG and now I have a TIG setup to go on my little Everlast 200. I also have an Everlast plasma cutter.

    As the gear is not used for months at a time due to my real job, I...
  80. Re: Tig welding question for the pros - aluminum and my little everlast 200st

    Well, a bit of a bummer on the AL but I can always use the AL Spoolgun on the MIG. They say ARGON so I should be OK with Argon for both the TIG and the Mig AL Spool setup.
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    Re: Walk behind snow enclosure

    Good idea AK. hadn't thought of that one.
  82. Tig welding question for the pros - aluminum and my little everlast 200st

    so santa stopped by and I got the tig rig setup I so wanted. Saddly the divorce papers I had also wanted did not show up but we can't get everything now can we.

    Anyway, very excitied about the...
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    Re: Walk behind snow enclosure

    https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/mens-himalayan-suit-2?from=subCat&variationId=56P&cm_mmc=Google-_-ProductListingAds-_-ProductTerms-_-The+North+Face+Men+s+Himalayan+Snow+Suit+Large+&gclid=CjwKEAiA7_O...
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    Re: Driveway Drainage/Culvert Question

    I cut grooves in my road using a trencher set shallow, running at an angle toward the ditch. Interesting idea on the culvert. Might fill with dirt over a few years but easy to clean.
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    Re: How to cut up this fallen tree

    All great stuff guys. Yeah, we are looking at a 10ft rootball at least. I have an 044 with a 36" bar and a small 181 for the branches.

    Neighbor came by, he said to cut the top off first, get it...
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    Re: How to cut up this fallen tree

    Well, lots of stories on this. First, the property was ravaged by the previous owner (meth dealer, needing quick cash). Illegally logged, so every tall fir or cedar is rare so loosing this was a...
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    Re: Non Ethanol vs Ethanol w/Stabil

    Correct. I guess my question should have been twofold. Question 2, scenario will I have damage to my carbs like I did when I used ethanol without Stabil?
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    How to cut up this fallen tree

    We had a big windstorm and have a number of large trees down, all pulled up by the rootball. My concern on all of them is snapback with the rootball. My neighbor has some sort of specialty...
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    Re: Everlast 255ext

    Uhmmm You had 10 perferctly good hours to play with the machine. Not sold on your excuse.
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    Non Ethanol vs Ethanol w/Stabil

    Generally I buy Non Eth for all my small engines. Problem is that non eth is a half hour away and we are having big windstorm issues and am running the generator more than normal.

    What I am...
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    Re: Quad tires for PT Tires

    Someone got new tires..... JJ.... nicely done.
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    Re: help for a plasma cutter

    If budget is a concern, look into the Everlast brand. Chinese made, but they are really well made. A number of us on the forum have their machines and really love them. Customer support is great,...
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    Re: PT order in WA state

    Tasmania. I want to go to Tasmania
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    Re: cpvc plumbing

    Old Grind. That is a great idea...
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    Re: Quad tires for PT Tires

    Yeah, sorry, referring to slope tractions. Getting up at 45 degrees, The Carliisle are all soft and bouncy, the Skids Steer tires are like rocks. Wondering how traction is effected, or should I...
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    Re: PT order in WA state

    Arghhhhhh Mulling over a flail mower... arghhh.. . wife won't release the purse strings...
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    Re: Quad tires for PT Tires

    Yup... bummer... Well, you are the king of deals, I am sure you will find them again and let me know.....

    This week I had to replace my quad tires (they were due) and my truck tires - they were...
  98. New Drills and Drivers you can customize with software

    Darn it. I jsut got this set last year (without the software).

    You Can Now Customize the Performance of Milwaukee Power Tools Through an App
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    Re: Interested in learning how to weld

    I am a self taught welder, and for me, a crappy welder. My stuff works, but would work better if I had time for a class. I started on a Lincoln Tombstone (Huge, Reliable, unkillable - but old...
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    Re: Interested in learning how to weld

    I am a self taught welder, and for me, a crappy welder. My stuff works, but would work better if I had time for a class. I started on a Lincoln Tombstone (Huge, Reliable, unkillable - but old...
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