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    Re: 2310 diff-lock broke again

    The number one cause of differential lock failure is applying the differential lock when one wheel is moving faster than another. This can happen when one wheel is spinning, or when making a turn. ...
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    Price Check Re: Ford 535A Backhoe

    I would start it up and make sure there is no blowby on the engine. The backhoe on that unit is a side shift hoe, they are common in Europe but rare in the US. See how much play is in the loader...
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    Re: Tractor cab conversion

    That cab should work well for your 3000. You will loose lots of visibility, however the ability to stay warm is a great benefit. Post pics of pre and post cab installation. Do you plan on hooking...
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    Front-End Loader Re: Hacked on FEL?

    In case anyone was interested, the loader is most likely a Massey loader off of an industrial tractor. Most likely a 30b tractor or larger.
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    Re: Ford industrial tractors

    Rick,
    Ford was terrible at putting different pistons and fuel injectors in the industrials when compared to the equivalent ag model. Their parts books are not always right as far as part numbers in...
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    Re: Ford industrial tractors

    Welcome to the forum.
    The industrial tractors are similar to the ag tractors but have been modified to make them more suited to loader work. The loaders on these units are much stronger than...
  7. Re: How long should we expect parts to be stocked by manufacturer?

    I imagine that the bean counters have a formula to determine when a part / machine should no longer be supported. I suspect it takes into consideration the age of the machine, number of machines the...
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    Re: Backhoe hoe replacement...help!

    The easiest way to find a replacement is to measure the diameter of the pins on the bucket, the distance between the ears for both pins, and the distance center to center of the pins. This combined...
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    Re: John Deer 5083E glass door

    Careful about ordering the glass from A&I. Unless the dealer has free freight by placing a large order the freight could be 150+.
  10. Re: Flow control or not, for sickle bar: Samuri/Sabre

    Slower engine speed would reduce hydraulic flow. The hydraulic pump on your kioti is mounted on the engine, the slower the engine speed the less flow.
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    Re: My Father's MF 135

    For cleaning the gas thank I always used a couple of handfuls of nuts. They have nice sharp edges that clean the tank up well. For coating tanks I always used POR15. That stuff bonds to rust well...
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    Re: adjusting clutch on MF 203 workbull

    How did it go? I had the same problem with my 20C. The clutch should have been .090 and it was close to 1/4" adjustment. The PTO was terrible to engage.
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    Price Check Re: Price check 1983 MF 230

    The Masseys and fords are both easy to work on. The Perkins in the MF will sip fuel compared to the Fords. However MF has a lousy resale value. I think that it is due to their smaller dealer...
  14. Re: Child labor laws? We don't need no stinkin' child labor laws!

    I would be hesitant to claim good old days about kids having a strong work ethic compared to now. I am in my late 20's and always worked to achieve what I wanted. In 2nd grade I started mowing the...
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    Re: adjusting clutch on MF 203 workbull

    Is it a double clutch then follow this. If the tractor is together then use the access plate under the tractor....
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    Re: 4500 psi Pressure Washer

    I suspect a 4500 PSI pressure washer with a 0 nozzle would remove most paint. I have removed old paint off of a rusty implement with a 2500PSI with a 0 nozzle. A 4500 PSI unit should be able to...
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    Re: Broke my new cutter

    Mower blades (rotary and finish) are designed to bend not break. Glad no one was near when it let loose! Did the blade penetrate the side of the mower or did the mower contain the blade? I know...
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    Re: New to me MF 135 Diesel

    Very nice tractor. you will love the engine, the perkins just sip fuel.
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    Re: oil filter

    835817M91 or Baldwin P40.
    Most tractor dealers will be able to get it for you.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: just bought a MF 20 I need advice

    I would see if you can disassemble the lever quadrant to free up the position lever first. Then if need be take the top cover off.
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    Re: jd dealer markup?

    Dealer markup will vary, dealers get discounts on volumes, preorders, specials and other promotions so it is hard to pin down a dealers mark up. The costs for dealers are not published and it would...
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    Re: suspension seat

    The Michigan Seat is the same as Sears Seat (no relation to Sears Roebuck, I asked) They make several OEM seats and are a reputable company.
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    Re: Ford 951 Special Mower- what to do?!

    I would make new pieces for the part of the top-link mast that is near the tractor. The two long braces that go from the mast back could be replaced with chain.
    here are some photos of what I am...
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    Re: Duals... Opinions?

    Here are some fordsons with duals
    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3650/13079126624_bd3bd37e6c_o.jpg

    This one needed a boat not a tractor
    The Fordson Tractor Pages Forum
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    Re: someone help me!!!

    Go to https://www.kubota.com/part/partsList.aspx it has the parts diagram.
  26. Re: Ford New Holland 1920 PTO hard to engage

    If the tractor has a double clutch (live PTO) then the clutch could need adjusted, or the clutch is bad and needs replaced. I do not know if the little fords had an inspection cover for the clutches...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: just bought a MF 20 I need advice

    You should be able to lift a 3pt up by hand. 3pts do not have down pressure and can float up. If you cannot lift he 3pt all the way through its motion by hand then you have problems.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: just bought a MF 20 I need advice

    The MF20 is a industrial MF135. I would try to spray the position control lever with a penetrating oil (PB Blaster and try that) If that does not work I would disassemble the control quadrant.
  29. Re: New motor on my Dixie Chopper zero turn cutter ??????

    My experience was with Toro, Exmark and Scag. They seem to go kaput all at once.
  30. Re: New motor on my Dixie Chopper zero turn cutter ??????

    Thanks this is what I was attempting to say, and failing at explaining.
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    Buying Advice Re: What Zero Turn?

    I pull up the the creek at a 45 degree angle and hang a wheel over the creek. This lets me put the deck over the creek so I do not have to string trim it. The one wheel does end up in the air.
  32. Re: New motor on my Dixie Chopper zero turn cutter ??????

    JJ
    I never meant to suggest that they fail in any order. What I was trying to convey is that they failed in a repetitively short time of one another (a season or two). I gave that as an example of...
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    Buying Advice Re: What Zero Turn?

    I would look at what dealers are in your area and go test drive some mowers. When we purchased our z-turn in 2006 we were leaning towards cub cadet, but after test driving lots of mower we...
  34. Re: New motor on my Dixie Chopper zero turn cutter ??????

    My only concern would be that if the motor has given up the ghost then there is a good chance that the hydro motors are not far behind. Older hydrostatic Z turns are finicky, It is hard to tell when...
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    Re: Skid Steer Bucket

    I looked at a brochure for the NH L170 and the bucket is designed differently than most of the other skid steer buckets I have seen. The bottom of the bucket is not flat but at the back it has a...
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    Re: Another stick rake

    My blades does not have the rippers or extensions. I keep looking for the extensions but have yet to find any. I filled the rear of the blade with concrete to make it heavier so that I would...
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    Re: Dairy work

    I think that a compact loader would work better than a compact tractor. A compact tractor could push what your asking, however I do not think the loader would hold up to the demands of your...
  38. Re: Help! My front yard is kicking my butt! Bushhogging uphill

    I would lower the rear tires to 14-16 PSI, and keep the fronts at 20 PSI. Also a cheaper alternative to R1 tires would be tire chains, they will prevent you from slipping if the ground is dew...
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    Re: Another stick rake

    I have the same back blade here in the USA! It is a Massey 21, they came with rippers that mounted on the blades frame in the rear. To use them you swung the blade around and lowered the rippers.
  40. Re: Looking for knobs for 1979 Massey Ferguson 245

    Cross Creek tractor has the draft control lever 1870340M92. Tractorpartmart.com has the knob 162401M1, steering wheel 772064M1
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    Re: 79 MF 245 Orchard

    Is the tractor a gas or a diesel? The diesels used a CAV style fuel filter with one or two filters, the gas used a sediment bowl assembly. You will also need the gasket so the bowl will seal.
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    Re: MF 399 ac needs freon

    Not a problem MM it can be a challenge to figure out where to post when your new to a site.
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    Re: Kubota RTV 1100 w/ Boss V plow?

    An RTV1100 will struggle if you are pushing 12" snow falls considering the drifts you get in IA. You can plow them if you have patience and time, however anything over 8" starts to make you work...
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    Re: Dairy work

    S120483, I would think that there would be several advantages to using a compact tractor in the application you mention. The initial purchase cost is less, and the resale % wise should be higher. ...
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    Re: Are 5000 E series JD made in India ok ?

    There is only one problem that I am aware of with the 5XXXE series tractors. John Deere used a Carraro OMG clutch on these machines. On most tractors with a double clutch the transmission disc is...
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    Re: MF 399 ac needs freon

    Please do not double post. I just responded to your thread in parts and repairs.
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    Re: Kubota 7.7 Backhoe broken step

    I would just bend it back into position then have someone weld it. I can not think of any way to improve it. There is no better place for the step so the manufacture had to put it there.
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    Re: MF tractor ac needs freon

    If the tractor is a Massey Ferguson 399 with a Sanden compressor then the tractor uses 3.1 lbs of R134, 7 oz of oil, and use 150 viscosity oil when you purge the system. I do not know how to put it...
  49. Re: 1980 Excel Hustler 295 0 turn Lawn Mower

    If I remember correctly you just unbolt it. It is pretty intuitive once you get the wheel off.
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    Re: Ford 7740 Lift Arm Sleeve

    I would try a salvage yard. Worthington, All State Ag Parts (ASAP), or look at tractorhouse under dismantled machines for a closer yard. A salvage yard will normally let a part go for around 1/2 of...
  51. Re: Finally got my first tractor 1965 2135 industrial tractor

    That sucks. I have not heard of any problems with the continentals breaking cranks. If you have access to a replacement I do not see any reason not to replace the crank and get the old girl up and...
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    Re: Brush Hogging the Forest.......video

    Glyphosate aka Roundup will do wonders. Most Co-ops will have a jug of concentrate. Mix it to 5% and spray away.
    I would brush hog what you can then use glyphosate on the rest.
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    Re: Determing MPH

    The speeds for the Mahindra should be at 540 PTO RPM's.
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    Re: Brush Hogging the Forest.......video

    That is a denis cimaf DAH Mulcher head. I would love to have one of those. It would be great for removing those trees that you have no place to fell. Here is the link:
    Excavator Mulchers, Forestry...
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    Re: working on new tracters

    A ford 8N has headlights, and a starter for electrical. A modern compact will have a mix of the following: a seat safety switch, a neutral safety switch or two, a clutch safety switch, lights and...
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    Re: working on new tracters

    The skills used on your old 8N still apply to your new Kioti. What the Kioti has is lots of electrical stuff. In the old days mechanics where mechanical experts, now they have to be electricians...
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    Rotary Cutter Re: PTO Driveline Parts

    Allpartsstore is A&I's public site. A good dealer can tell you what you need, the information you post should be enough to ID the shield bearing.
    I think that the Comer number for the inside shield...
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    Rotary Cutter Re: PTO Driveline Parts

    Any dealer with an account with A&I should be able to order them. They would be cheaper than buying from a bush hog dealer.
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    Re: Most awesome new tractor seat!

    I have never had trouble with mowing banks in a zero turn. I frequently mow 30 degree banks, and have one section of 40 degree bank that only occasionally gets mowed. A zero turn with strong...
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    Re: How do you suppose they did this?

    Go to agcopartsbooks.com
    log in as a guest.
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    Re: Advice regarding my flail mower

    If you have a bad blanket of grass mow over it 3+ times to mulch it up. A more economical way would be to mow more often preventing the grass from getting so tall, this would prevent the grass...
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    Re: Long finish mower !

    I would look at oregonproducts.com > professional, > parts look up, > Blade selector guide. Put in your dimensions and see what pops up. I wanted some blades for my lawn mower and used this to find...
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    Buying Advice Re: Which ATV sprayer to get

    There are lots of sprayers out there, and I am sure others will chime in as to what is the best sprayer. I would avoid boom-less sprayers. They allow the chemicals to drift far more than a boom...
  64. Re: Repairing 40 Industrial and Dean Austin CD's

    I do not know if it is available. If it is please let me know I have a 20c and would like his CD.
  65. Re: Massey Fergusion 205 Work bull with MF 99 loader

    What is the dimensions for the shaft? Also what are the input and output ports for it. Cross makes several pumps that might work as a replacement.
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    Buying Advice Re: Looking at used tractors under 8K

    The small budget dictates an older tractor. Ideally you would want a compact 30hp tractor with a hydrostatic transmission. However with your budget that is out of question. For requirements I would...
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    Re: Brake Question

    I do not remember which way the adjuster turns. For height I just adjust the brakes until the pedals are level and stop the tractor without hitting the floor, if they squeal when driving then you...
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    Re: 1983 Allis-Chalmers 5015 Project

    The 5015 is a Hinomoto, it has a Toyosha engine in it. Hinomoto no longer makes tractors so parts for these older Allis's are hard to find and pricy. A brake job on one cost a friend of my over...
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    Re: Cab accessories

    Here is the link to the Mc Master Carr seals.
    McMaster-Carr

    I just got an old Massey (1978 20C) with Factory FOPS/ROPS cab. It is missing some windows and has cracked glass on others. Once I...
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    Re: Most awesome new tractor seat!

    I finally mounted the Michigan/Sears seat listed in the first post on my zeroturn. Wow what a difference, the lumbar support and suspension really helps to keep your back from hurting after mowing. ...
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    Buying Advice Re: 86 Ford 555 Special Backhoe

    This is looking like a European spec machine. I would see what type of engine it has in it. This might be an entirely different machine than the US spec 555. That would explain the price...
  72. Re: IH3444 with International 3140 Backhoe - Bucket power issues

    The valve under the seat is the selector valve for hydraulics, I would try turning it all one direction and see if the hoe works better, if not try turning it the other direction.
    Your fuel bowl is...
  73. Loader Re: massey ferguson industrial 50s model data

    I suspect this tractor is a 50E, 50EX or 50F. The s/n if it is a 2wd 50E shows it as being a 1983 model. However that is not to say it sat a lot for a couple of years. The transmission should have...
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    Buying Advice Re: 86 Ford 555 Special Backhoe

    The price for the machine seems really good. The side shift backhoe is useful for working in tight quarters. However the stabilizers that go straight down do not provide as much stability as the...
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    Comparison Re: TN 60A seat

    Can you post the dimensions of the mount and a few photos of the seat? To choose a seat you find one with the set of dimensions you want and order it. Most seats are not cataloged by application.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: slip clutch pto shaft

    A slip clutch will slip when the torque on the pto shaft exceeds a given thresh hold. This is done to prevent damage to the tractor or implement.

    If a slip clutch is not used then a shear pin is...
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    Re: Cab accessories

    I would suggest adding some adhesive backed liners on the cab. These Sims cabs are rattle cans and will drive you crazy if you do not add insulation. I would also see about some sort of rubber...
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    Re: 1983 Allis-Chalmers 5015 Project

    Welcome to the site. The tractor looks to be great shape.
  79. Re: I need a new engine - John Deere Industrial Gas 300 Tractor

    I would check with the following companies:
    All State Ag Parts
    Worthington Ag parts
    TMS Stoller


    You can also look on tractorhouse and fastline for dismantled machines in your area.
    I am not...
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    Re: Tailwheel pin bent, needs repair

    The tail wheel is a low tolerance area. What you are seeing for tolerance is just fine.
  81. Thread: Lift

    by Sportsman762
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    Re: Lift

    With a Ford 2000 you will most likely lift the front end before reaching capacity, unless you have a loader or front weights.
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    Re: FIMCO Sprayer Nozzles

    Can you post some photos of the nozzles? We might be able to identify them and find replacements.
  83. Quick Hitches Re: NEW Style QUICK HITCH Found on Craig's List

    I have seen a lot of hitches like this on European tractors, particularly front mount disc mowers. It's called a Weiste hitch.
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    Re: Most awesome new tractor seat!

    I have one of these seats also, however I have not had time to mount it yet. The seat belt is attached to the frame that holds the cushion. When the seat moves the belt will move with it. Sears...
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    Re: Looking for Massey MF1020 parts.

    The Hinomoto Toyosha tractors are a challenge to get parts for. They are not supported in the aftermarket, and Hinomoto left the tractor business. I would try to get them from your agco dealer.
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    Re: Massey 235 and/or 245 power steering ?

    The 245's that are diesel orchard tractors with the straight front axle to s/n 9A349239 used a power assist steering gear with a mechanical link. Most Massey 245 used a full hydrostatic steering. ...
  87. Thread: Ford 260C

    by Sportsman762
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    Re: Ford 260C

    The 260C should be a good model. The only word of caution I have is that the fuel injection system and pistons are often different than the ford ag tractors and finding parts for them can be...
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    Traction Re: tight maneuvering with my JD850

    I would first split the brakes. The steering wheel is simply an accessory when making hard turns, the brakes do all the work. Sometimes a quick jab of the brakes will free a diff lock that is stuck...
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    Re: How to remove rocks from soil?

    Moses,
    I would look for a root rake that you could pin on the front of the 450C. Use the root rake to loosen the soil, then use your rock bucket to sift the soil. If you are doing a large area I...
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    Re: Zero Turn Mowers

    I have seen some state owned zero-turns with 2500-3000 hours on them. All of them gassers, most of them where on their second (or third) set of hydro's. It is not always economical to replace...
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    Re: Aftermarket seat for Ford NH 1920?

    The part number for the seat is E2NNA405AA99M, they are available in the aftermarket in black and blue.
  92. Re: Tractor recommendations for 1-acre with significant hill?

    Are you looking for a sub compact, garden tractor, zero-turn mower, or something else. Is this just for mowing or will it be used for other tasks? If it is just mowing then I would look at a garden...
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    Re: Any body know what this is?

    Travel lover is right. The orange is stihl orange so it might even be a Stihl chain riveter.
  94. Re: New home...is this safe enough for hydrostatic zero turn?

    I would do what MoKelly suggested and have a dealer bring a mower out to test. I would also suggest going with a 50" + deck, the extra couple of inches really make the job quicker. However I would...
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    Re: Ford 1310 steering issues

    Another option that might be viable is to contact a salvage yard and see if they will sell you an entire box.
  96. Re: ford 545 hydralic doesnt work when temp cold

    If you could provide more details on the problem it would be helpful such as is it loader hydraulics or 3pt hydraulics. did you try to let the tractor warm up? You could have water in the fluid...
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    Re: Ford 1700 clutch

    Often when a double clutch is getting ready to go out it will grind when engaging the PTO. My suggestion is to start splitting the tractor then have your dealer order the clutch you need, this might...
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    Re: Used cost?

    There are several options for that price range. I believe a JD 3005 is around 15K new. Also you should be able to find a fair amount of used tractors for that price. If you outline what you will...
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    Re: Help building a Snow plow blade for FEL

    Most of the blades I see are a consistent radius. However the high speed blades used on the interstate and at airports have a smaller radius at the top to help throw the snow. Also you could design...
  100. Buying Advice Re: Is a $5k GF1800 with 900hrs better than a new zero turn of similar price?

    I would go with a zero turn. The GF1800 if it is 4wd should be ok on hills, I would make sure that when the deck is lifted that it does not take too much pressure off of the rear wheels. If the...
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