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    Re: Small Tractor Purchase Decision

    If it is for only mowing and she wants a steering wheel why not a big riding mower to save a lot of money?
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Here is my current project. I have a few acres of heavy woods with a lot of downed trees. This current project is so I can clear a spot for the propane tank (building new construction). I was out for...
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Finally got some dry weather and we got the rough framing complete. Now we just have to wait for windows which are a few weeks delayed so not much more progress to be made minus the house wrap and...
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Radon venting is required in MN, and eventually will be required in WI, so I am just doing that now. Not much extra money or work for the insurance and piece of mind.
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Not sure about dry in. We keep getting pushed back with weather delays. Still shooting to be in by Christmas. I am going to be doing the floors and painting, probably some more random things here and...
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Thanks. We don't pour the floor till the end so we can put plumbing and whatever else we want under it first. The gravel is code here and it acts as a capillary break, so basically like you said, in...
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    Re: My new construction thread

    A few framing pictures. We can't catch a break from the rain.
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    Re: Towing a trailer with the tractor

    I towed my small trailer the other day with random stuff from a house move down to my shed. I just mounted a ball to the draw bar and it worked well for me. 389013
  9. Re: Multirotors / Quadcopters / otherwise known a DRONES

    My buddy had a quad copter and it decided to quit flying over a lake. Had to hire a diver to go find it which they did.

    I think they are very cool pieces of equipment. If I ever get some extra...
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Yeah she will be 5 in December. I get the pacifier thing, always looking for something to put in her mouth. She always grabs shoes and moves them. At least she doesn't chew on them or anything else....
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Yes it can certainly be a storm shelter as well.
    After some more delays we are finally starting framing tomorrow.
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    Front axle leaking out of cap breather?

    I've noticed on three occasions where there is oil leaking out of the filler cap's small breather hole(I assume that's what the hole is). The first time is when I drove it to a shop 3 miles away to...
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    Re: tent or carport

    I just put up a shelter logic canopy today. Menards has the 10 wide by 20 long by 8 high one on sale until Sept 1st for $199 after rebate up by me (Wisconsin). I figure for that price it will get me...
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    Re: My new construction thread

    A few more grading pics.

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    Re: My new construction thread

    Going to have a 'wine cellar' or 'food storage' room under the front porch. That L shaped thing had a bad angle Jen I took the pic. It is going to be a storm cellar type entrance with stairs down so...
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Starting to backfill. It's slowly coming together.
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  17. Re: Clearing 2 acres for house and a 800' driveway through the woods (pics)

    Awesome. Im going through the same thing. I have about 950 feet of driveway that had to be cleared through woods and on a slope. That went in a few weeks ago. Luckily for me my building site was...
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Pouring the walls today:cool2:

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    Re: Long 6 cord Woodshed....finished

    Looks awesome. I need to come up with something like that. How long did it take you to put together?
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Haha yeah she was happy to get it in. We wanted a picture with someone on it to show how big the driveway was. She was thinking it was going to be a cute little curvy drive through the woods and it...
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    Re: My new construction thread

    It would have to be a massive flood. If the water ever did fill up the "holding area" and into my yard and into the swale, the city has a lot more issues to worry about than just my house. But like...
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Setting up and pouring the footings. This is now up to date as this was today. Nothing scheduled until next week now.

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    Re: My new construction thread

    Digging for the foundation.
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    Re: My new construction thread

    It is basically a canal haha. Some spots were 6-7 feet deep. Had to have a minimum bottom width of 5 feet and side slopes of 2.5:1. It was quite the project just to do that.
    LBO is lowest...
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Here comes the driveway. Finally, it was a pain walking back all the way with equipment to putz around brush clearing. Gonna be time consuming to plow!
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    Re: My new construction thread

    Digging the swale. It is funny because the county is so concerned with this swale but after the winter we had and all the recent rain there was no water to be had. It is all a paperwork issue. Might...
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    My new construction thread

    I have seen a few new home project threads on here so I thought I would add mine. My wife and I purchased 6.5 acres last December and after a lengthy delay we finally began our home project. First I...
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    Re: Dry DOG Food ???

    Add another for taste of the wild.
  29. Thread: Red Wing Boots

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    Re: Red Wing Boots

    My inexpensive pair from fleet farm (field n' forest brand) says made in USA.
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    Re: One attachment-need to clear land (pics)

    Thanks for all of the replies, many options to think about. Brush grubber looks handy but there are thousands of things to be pulled; it would take forever. I do have a stihl clearing saw that works...
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    Re: One attachment-need to clear land (pics)

    A mulcher would be awesome but I do not have a skid loader, nor the cash for it haha. I think you are right, it will come down to a lot of hands on.
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    One attachment-need to clear land (pics)

    So I can afford one attachment right now (building a house, funds limited) and would like to clear some brush/trees/weeds/logs/debris etc. What one attachment will help me the most in this aspect? I...
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    Re: HP for landscape rake?

    Thanks. After researching his a bit more it is the sub compact series. My search continues.
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    Re: HP for landscape rake?

    What about a Befco for 250 without wheels? Says about a month old.
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    Re: HP for landscape rake?

    Thanks for all the replies. There is a used Frontier 72" with wheels on craigslist for 500 or I can get a new TSC brand for 499 without wheels but I saw the TSC is made by tarter and they have a...
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    HP for landscape rake?

    I am looking into buy a landscape rake. How much horsepower is required to pull a 5 or 6 foot rake? I have a Branson 2400H (24hp) and don't want to go too big. Will be using it to rake up depris...
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    Re: Garbage/trash dumping

    You nailed it. "It is out of my hands, and not my problem anymore." Everyone wants handouts and stuff for free. No more work ethic.
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    Re: Got my hooks welded on

    This is the best I can get with the "front facing" camera. Light is poor as well. I will try and get more when I get a new phone.
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    Common to leak oil axle if over-filled?

    I just drove my tractor about 5 miles round trip to get some bucket hooks welded on and when I got home I noticed it was wet on the front right axle by fill port. I checked the level and it is right...
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    Got my hooks welded on

    I wanted to get some weld on hooks and nobody local carries any so I got them from Ken. Thanks for the great service and fast shipping! I didn't have access to a trailer so I drove the tractor 2.5...
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    Buying Advice Re: Hidden costs of Kubota BX 25D

    Not to stray too far, but I have to add I really hate HOAs too. "You have too much dog poop in your yard, you have stickers on the windows (I just moved in, factory sticker) you have a garden, your...
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    texaco TDh 1893 oil

    I am trying to find transmission/hydraulic fluid for my Branson 2400H. The manual says texaco tdh oil, 1893. Does anyone have a cross reference for a brand I can get locally?

    Thanks
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    Re: Ground clearance

    Not sure if I missed it but finish mowing with a belly mount or 3 point? The belly mount on the branson with industrial tires is a super tight fit and won't slide in and out easily. You will have to...
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    Re: Ground clearance

    How big of a tractor are you looking to get?
    I just got a Branson 2400H and like it a lot. I could not find any tractor (new or used) that could compete with the price I got.
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    Re: Bobcat CT122B tractor

    That price does seem odd. An auction just ended on a 122 here in Mn with 68 hours and it went for 11550 with no back hoe.
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    Re: Bobcat CT122B tractor

    I think you will eventually feel that it is too small for 14 acres. How much of that will be mowing and brush hogging? You will only be able to pull about a 48in mower, so it could take some time....
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    Re: Tractor weight vs. finish mowing

    I recently posted about this same issue sort of. I was comparing john deere 2520 to a bobcat ct 225. The consensus was john deere if primarily mowing, and bobcat if primarily doing ground engaging...
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    Re: Picked a tractor

    Brush clearing will be my first project. Will probably get either the piranha tooth bar or ratchet rake, undecided yet.
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    Re: Picked a tractor

    Well got it home today (temporary home until I get a road put in it at my land) and I am pretty excited. As I was driving it off the trailer I could tell I had a grin ear to ear lol. It was about 3...
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    Picked a tractor

    Well I finally decided on a tractor. After looking at a used john deere 4100 and 4115, a used kubota 2710, new massey 1526 and mahindra max 25 (just to feel it out to see if it was worth a 5 and 6...
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    Re: 05 B2710 570 hrs $$??

    Well I saw it in person and it is very clean and appears in great shape. I am trying to get him to throw in his back blade but not getting much progress on that haha. Still can't decide if I want to...
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    05 B2710 570 hrs $$??

    Still trying to find myself a tractor. I ran across a 2005 Kubota B2710 with 570 hours with a rhino 2406 loader and he is asking 11k. Is this a good price? Any comments on this model?
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    Re: garden/subcompact/compact for my needs?

    I went and checked out the massey 1526 and branson 2400h. Both seemed like very solid built tractors. I liked them both a lot. I also just ran across a 2005 kubota 2710 for 11k with 570 hours. I will...
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    Re: garden/subcompact/compact for my needs?

    The john deere is a tad worn out, hence the much lower price than other 2520s and I still can't decide on the weight of the BC. The tym 293 I can get new with 4 hours for 13k. That gives me enough HP...
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    Re: garden/subcompact/compact for my needs?

    Just wanted to update this thread. Still in the research phase and got my wife onboard with a tractor haha. She has actually said to go bigger and also to look into new vs older so we get a warranty...
  56. Re: 2010 bobcat ct225 vs 2006 JD 2520 price/use

    Good point, never thought of that.
  57. Re: 2010 bobcat ct225 vs 2006 JD 2520 price/use

    Well I found a new Kioti 2510hst for 14,500 with loader. That is extremely appealing. I may have to go check it out. It has the HP I want and in the weight category as well with very good specs.
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  58. Re: 2010 bobcat ct225 vs 2006 JD 2520 price/use

    The only thing that would work, and I actually think would be a very good option is the new ck2510hst. However, I am certain that will be over budget. Otherwise their ck20 isn't enough power, and...
  59. Re: 2010 bobcat ct225 vs 2006 JD 2520 price/use

    Thanks for all of the replies. I have some more thinking to do. I don't know if I will use a finish mower, probably a rotary cutter as I have a lot of brush clearing, and then I can use it to whack...
  60. Re: 2010 bobcat ct225 vs 2006 JD 2520 price/use

    bobcat weights in I think right at 3091 or so. Other concerns I have read is the power to weight ratio is a tad lacking.
  61. Thread: JD 955 price?

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    JD 955 price?

    I found a 955 about 4 hours away. The tires may need to be replaced sometime soon and the right taillight cover is missing or broken. There also may be some rust holes in bucket, but hard to tell...
  62. Re: 2010 bobcat ct225 vs 2006 JD 2520 price/use

    Ok thanks. That is what I had figured.
  63. 2010 bobcat ct225 vs 2006 JD 2520 price/use

    I think I have narrowed down my search and it is between those two. I will first explain what I want to do. I will be mowing about 3 acres all the time. I will also use the tractor to haul firewood,...
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    Re: CX300 on JD4100

    It is a 200cx loader. He isn't sure of the year and he's only had it for about a year. I am leery.
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    CX300 on JD4100

    I am looking to buy a tractor and ran across a JD 4100 that the owner says he put on a new loader. Looking at the picture it reads cx300. Is this loader compatible with the 4100? I can't find any...
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    Re: Timber Frame Hybrid Home - Owner Builder

    Thanks. I was thinking of painting and staining. I though about low voltage but I have never done it before. Are reading books or youtube vids the best way to learn if I don't know anyone that can...
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    Re: Timber Frame Hybrid Home - Owner Builder

    Wow, that is an awesome home. My wife and I will be breaking ground this spring when the snow melts and frost line is gone. We have a much smaller budget and will be doing a stick built walkout...
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    Re: Found a coyote, I think

    Just read the entire thread, what an adventure.
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    Re: Propane Users: Plans for the Future?

    These posts are interesting and I am learning a bunch. I will be building a house in the spring and my only gas source is propane. I am trying to learn about all of the alternatives. Keep it coming!
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    Re: So What is your REAL AGE...

    I started taking that test and gave up. It was asking way more than it needed to know my age. Who cares how many relatives I talk to on a daily basis or how many friends I have that I can talk...
  71. Thread: New from MN

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    Re: New from MN

    It's been pretty snowy haha. I am ready for spring!
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    Re: New from MN

    I might take you up on that. We are actually building in River Falls off of F just south of M.
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    Re: Propane Cost???

    I went to the home and garden show this past weekend and talked to some geothermal and solar folks. Too bad geo is so dang expensive up front, even with the tax credit. A solar roof system would be...
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    Re: Ratchet Rake - ever seen/used one?

    Wow I just read all the posts. I feel I went through some history here haha. I really want this rake, but I really want a tractor first haha.
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    Re: garden/subcompact/compact for my needs?

    Yeah I am currently in Maplewood, but the land is in River Falls (going to the dark side but I'll still be a vikings fan...even though they are terrible ha). The thing is I will need a bigger truck...
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    Re: garden/subcompact/compact for my needs?

    I was mistaken earlier, the two Kioti dealers are 45 min and 2 hours away. The LS dealer is the one that is 4 hours away. My wife is now saying to just borrow her dad's great dane mower (he has a few...
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    Re: Propane Cost???

    I am curios about this too. I will be building in the spring and my only option gas wise is propane. I am thinking of maybe going all electric with a wood stove/fireplace.
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    Re: garden/subcompact/compact for my needs?

    Thanks for the replies. I have a Massey Ferguson, kubota, JD, and New Holland dealers close by. There is kioti that is 5 hours away which is a bummer. Branson dealer is about 2 hours.
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    garden/subcompact/compact for my needs?

    Hello everyone, new here and have a questions about the most suitable equipment for my needs.

    I have 6.5 acres that I will be building on this spring that is evenly split between woods and...
  80. Thread: New from MN

    by QuasarZ
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    New from MN

    Hello all, just wanted to stop by and say hi!

    I will be posting shortly about tractor recommendations as my wife and I have purchased 6.5 acres and will be building in the spring.

    See you...
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