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    Re: Implements you regret buying

    The front gangs on a Disc Harrow are the cutting gangs.

    The rear gangs on a Disc Harrow are the smoothing gangs.

    Every time I have seen weight added to a Disc Harrow it is on the back, when...
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    Re: Old Bush Hog 3 Pt hitch height problem

    I believe Bush Hogs are assembled in Georgia. I believe Squealers are imported, mostly assembled, from Asia.

    I could be wrong.
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    Re: Implements you regret buying

    You probably need to space your rear gangs farther apart. Rear gangs should be spaced a little less than pan diameter apart. If you have 20" pans, trial space rear gangs 18" apart. Approximately...
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    Re: Implements you regret buying

    King Kutter Rotary Harrow, no longer produced.

    Purchased for walking trail maintenance. A ground powered implement, Rotary Harrow's spinning was intermittent due to unevenness in ground, which a...
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    Buying Advice Re: First tractor at my new place

    Yes, research carefully. Will your existing vehicle tow loads under consideration?

    I would go with one of the 72" rotary cutter packages.
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    Re: Tiller or disc?

    Right in the middle. Make it difficult.:)

    I would go with either the PTO powered roto-tiller or a Field Cultivator for two acres.

    Field Cultivator is very easy to mount. Field Cultivator is...
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    Re: Tiller or disc?

    Tractor with 35 horsepower is adequate.

    If BARE tractor weighs 3,000 pounds or less go with a PTO powered roto-tiller.

    If BARE tractor weights 3,500 pounds or more you can pull a Disc Harrow...
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    Buying Advice Re: First tractor at my new place

    "The Branson's look well built, but I've no exposure to them. We have a good dealer (so I read) that's sold them for a while, so that's a plus. For not a bunch more money, I can step up into a 47hp...
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    Re: Suggestions on tractor size

    Diesel tractors lose power with altitude.

    What is your altitude in Pinnacle, North Carolina?


    If you consider tractors by bare weight, rather than horsepower, you will make a better decision....
  10. Re: My 1st CUT - Need help - looking to purchase very soon

    Buy the 2,600 pound Massey Ferguson.

    I run over residential lawns with my heavier Kubota L3560 outfitted with R4/industrial tires in 2-WD mode on a daily basis without marking turf.
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    Buying Advice Re: Recommendations for first tractor (Kubota)

    KTAC insurance will be $400 per year (+/-).
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Large Compact or Small Utility Tractor

    Consider Unverferth "Perfecta": Cultivating with a Perfecta - YouTube

    "Perfecta" Specs: Perfecta Field Cultivators - Unverferth Seedbed Tillage
    ...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Large Compact or Small Utility Tractor

    I purchased a home last fall with 27 acres of land (5-7) acres of open meadow (potential to add another 5 acres of meadow and 12 acres of pasture/woods), and 20acres of mixed woods. Looking to...
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    Re: Old Bush Hog 3 Pt hitch height problem

    Enlarging your picture it appears you have the pin adjustment for your Lifting Rod stirrups in the lowest hole.

    If you move the pin to the upper hole on both right and left hand Lifting Rod...
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    Re: Trailer behind RTV500 / ATV

    MUTS is the Gold Standard of all-terrain dumping tractors. I have used an early single axle MUTS for five years behind my RTV500 with no failures. Well worth the money.

    LINK: MUTS - Multi-Use...
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    Re: Tooth bar/bucket?

    W. R. Long Toothbar if you need to dig "bucket width".

    Tooth Bars TB, STB, and ITB


    Bucket Solutions' bucket spade if you need to dig narrower.

    Tractor and Skidsteer bucket spade shovel
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    Re: Thinking of changing R4 over to R1

    I would try RUBBER TIRE CHAINS before changing wheels and tires.

    LINK: Google
  18. Re: Does Anybody Go Without Homeowners/Property Insurance?

    I doubt your neighbor has insurance coverage away from his property.

    Homeowner's insurance is normally limited to the property's boundaries, that is the boundaries of your neighbor's property.
    ...
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    Buying Advice Re: Brand Comparison Cost

    If you have not noticed, tractor specs vary considerably.

    The best way to examine the question in most basic way is to divide tractor weights by price and examine cost per pound. Weight...
  20. Re: WTK:Best/Cheapest place to buy replacement discs

    Agri Supply has stores in Georgia: Disc Blades, Disc Harrow Blades, Notched Plain Disc Blade
  21. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    To reach 7" deep, which is max depth Gearmore specs, you will need points, i.e.: #1.
    Tines 1-3/4" wide offer considerable resistance to being drawn through the soil. As tines flex and release,...
  22. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    The STEEL under consideration by the OP in Post #78 may do it.

    OP will still need to grow something else to prevent noxious weeds from taking over again.

    <$3,000 for the train of Gearmore...
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    Re: New Holland Boomer 40 Greasing Issue

    Lift the front wheels just off the ground with the FEL. Move the steering wheel left and right, 3/4 turn, return to center.

    Try again.

    Are you using a full size grease gun? Are you using a...
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    Re: Title for a tractor ??

    No states provide tractor titles because the Feds do not data base tractor serial numbers. There is no VIN protocol for tractors.

    You have to make do with your Bill of Sale and, if tractor was...
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    Re: 65HP Utility Tractor

    I agree.
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    Re: Lift Arm Pins keep breaking.

    My tractor has hole and pin adjustments for tilt in the Lifting Rod stirrups. Three hole and pin adjustments on the left stirrup, two hold and pin adjustments on the right stirrup. "LOWER HOLE...
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    Re: Lift Arm Pins keep breaking.

    I do not see why a bolt, washers and a nut will not provide the same connection and likely be stronger. But it may be a question of FIT.
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    Re: Sizeable rocks and old Ford wheel loader

    I admire the subjects of your videos, the care in video production and the evident prudence with which you operate your equipment.

    Your Finnish conditions renew my appreciation for my rock-free...
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    Re: Lift Arm Pins keep breaking.

    You did not specify if your pins are 7/8" Category I or 1-1/8" Category II.

    I quit using standard draw pins with my Rotary Cutter. My issue was the Lynch Pins being pulled out by heavy brush,...
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    Re: Any Shepards on the membership roster?

    Do you have multiple buyers for your output, so you have the potential for a market price, or just one or two potential buyers so you will be a price taker?
    Price takers break even IN THE BEST CASE.
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    Re: Dearborn 2 bottom reduced to one bottom

    I spent a lot of time replying to multiple questions you posed on a Deere #25 single bottom plow last week.

    It would have been Common Courtesy to acknowledge the effort with a Thank You before...
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    Re: Getting rid of logging slash

    When tree service cleared my residential lot they piled up 24" diameter Water Oaks immediately after cutting healthy trees, dirty stumps included. Poured on 15 gallons of diesel and ignited the...
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    Re: 65HP Utility Tractor

    The simpler alternative is to leave FEL on tractor and just drop the vision blocking bucket. You are seeking front end weight anyway.

    With an SSQA (Skid Steer Quick Attach) bucket setting aside...
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    Re: 65HP Utility Tractor

    BrokeFarmerJohn: "Your machine is to the age it's gonna need a new hose or something every time you turn around, for people that do there own maintenance for the most part, that's not as big of a...
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    Re: 65HP Utility Tractor

    Do you operate the tractor commercially so you have the benefit of depreciation?

    TURBYS: "Your 2350 is a real tractor. 89" WB with a 7,000 tractor in 2WD."
    Better tractor weight in strengthening...
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    Re: 65HP Utility Tractor

    We have 5,9xx hours on it, 95% of the hours have been PTO. It's been a great tractor and we are the original owner, but the average cost for fixing the leaks have been around $900-1,300/ year. If its...
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    Re: 65HP Utility Tractor

    What can't Deere repair your leaks?

    How many engine hours on your tractor? If you are the original owner 12,000 reliable hours should be expected.

    I am a fan of HST transmissions as I do a...
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    Re: 65HP Utility Tractor

    KUBOTA M5660SU: http://www.kubota.com/product/M5660/M5660.aspx

    Category 1 / Category 2 Three Point Hitch.

    4,400 pounds
  39. Re: Golf Tractor, best conversion recommendation

    CAT 1 / CAT 2 PIN SPECS: TractorData.com - Three-Point Hitch


    "Holding a Cat. 1 ball up to the Cat 2. pin looks like is possible to drill the centre larger to fit the Cat 2. pin and still have...
  40. Thread: Profile

    by jeff9366
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    Re: Profile

    Go to MY HOME.

    Cursor down on left to MY PROFILE.
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    Re: Do I nitpick the Dealer?

    Be sure to give the dealer a neatly typed list of the discrepancies. Discrepancies should not be communicated orally.

    Before tractor leaves the dealer, go over the list to be sure everything has...
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    Re: Mother of God Pole Barns are Expensive!

    Material and labor costs vary with the condition of the economy.

    When unemployment moves from 4.4% today, to 9% during the next recession, construction costs will decrease.

    Can you wait?
  43. Thread: Fuel usage

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    Re: Fuel usage

    My L3560 consumes .4 gallons per hour most of the time, .5 gallons per hour during 16 minute Tier IV regernations, .6 gallons per hour with PTO engaged and full throttle applied.
  44. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    Perhaps better: Till as deep as you reasonably can to disturb 9" deep rooted PERENNIAL weeds, then drag field with your Chain Harrow set in it most abrasive iteration once per week, NEVER missing a...
  45. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    I speculate that a coil-spring protected Field Cultivator would destroy rodent burrows with one pass. After two or three burrow destruction experiences rodents will probably seek a safer site.

    I...
  46. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    Three more Tool Bar Cultivators , which can be equipped with spring tines, cultivating shovels, or other interchangeable ground contact attachments.

    BUCKEYE TRACTOR CO: Buckeye Tractor Online...
  47. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    CATFEVER: Your Spring Harrow has 27 tines from what I could determine in your photos.

    What is Spring Harrow's working width?
    Does it till with 100% coverage, or somewhat less due to space...
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    Re: Help with tire size.

    eBay offers lots: 9 X 14 tires | eBay
  49. Re: TSC CountyLine / Tarter BOOM POLE as CHAIN HARROW LIFT

    RE: Photo #7

    It is important chain can slip as harrow is dragged in a circle. Outer edge of harrow will travel farther than inner edge. Inner edge has to feed more chain to outer edge or harrow...
  50. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    You are trying to DEPLETE the soil seed bank. Why consider turning under ADDITIONAL seed to germinate next season?

    Call your county agricultural extension agent, determine the open burn season...
  51. Re: 2004 John Deere Gator HPX release latch for dump bed is stuck

    Spray latch parts with PB Blaster, Kroil, Liquid Wrench or another penetrant. Tap latch lightly with a mallet. Let penetrant soak overnight. Tap latch with a mallet again. Should unlock.
    ...
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    Box Scraper Re: box blades...is bigger better?

    Go with the wider choice. When excavating a too narrow Box Blade will not clear a track wide enough for rear tires to enter aisle to make repeated pulls.

    The key metric in Box Blades is weight...
  53. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    While a Chain Harrow with heavier 1/2" chain will certainly cut better than the one you have, Chain Harrow effectiveness in cultivation mode is 75% abrasive scratching effect of the tines and 25%...
  54. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    Once weeds are showing green, it is too late to successfully cultivate with a Chain Harrow.

    Once weeds are showing green you have to use the Roto-tiller. Have you used a spade to determine how...
  55. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    A Chain Harrow has four adjustments for aggressiveness in ground contact.

    Two sides and swapping drawbar from one end to the other.

    Did you sort through the four iterations to find most...
  56. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    Are you not just planting annual seeds for germination the next Spring?
  57. Thread: 917-H plowing

    by jeff9366
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    Re: 917-H plowing

    Very nice video.

    Thank you for creating and posting here.
  58. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    Yes. Different, but not necessarily better.

    Learning to plow is a long, process and the result would not necessarily be superior to tilling in Texas, where most areas do not have an extended...
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    Re: Pettibone 4A19

    Here is my version.

    I like yours better.
  60. Re: Deere Model 25 moldboard plow, single bottom

    Fill in your T-B-N Profile.

    What is the width of each of your individual rear tires? Does your right rear tire fit all the way to the bottom of the furrow? I've coached newbie plow people here...
  61. Re: Deere Model 25 moldboard plow, single bottom

    I'm not sure why the pins on either side of the 3 pt hitch are at different levels horizontally.

    When plowing with a moldboard plow, the right front and right rear wheel of your tractor are deep...
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    Re: Newbie and 45 acres

    An excellent first post.

    Seems you have been researching and are already well informed.

    "I understand that using a bush hog or finishing mower attachment would be slower than a zero turn but...
  63. Re: Walking Death Backwards by changing way of Eating, Moving and Thinking.

    My slowly increasing trauma is arthritis. Practicing Yoga in a Yoga studio group session twice per week has greatly improved my balance, flexibility and core strength at age 69-2/3 years. I bicycle...
  64. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    Cheatgrass: Google

    Eradicate Cheatgrass: Google
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    Re: Pettibone 4A19

    All right, Faxman, tell the story of the yellow dump vehicle. Confession is good for the soul.
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    Re: Wait on new rig. 2601.

    The entire South had no winter, so spring rush started in February rather than April.

    It is not just Kubota. It is almost all tractor suppliers.
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    Re: L6060 vs MX5800

    While Kubota obfuscates the specs, I believe the larger Grand Ls and the MX Series use the same engine block and same chassis.

    Outfit from base is very different.

    I usually change from one...
  68. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    WHAT LENGTH ARE THE ROOTS OF OBJECTIONABLE FOXTAILS IN YOUR SOIL?

    Burning the Foxtails before seed pods mature may be key. Certainly looks dry enough.

    If it rains after you cultivate for weed...
  69. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    Also consider researching soil pH that FOXTAILS prefer. You may be able to alter soil pH with either lime, to decrease acidity, or agricultural sulphur, commonly called Split Pea Sulphur, to...
  70. Re: What implement works best for controlling weeds, foxtails.

    WHAT LENGTH ARE THE ROOTS OF OBJECTIONABLE FOXTAILS IN YOUR SOIL?

    A Field Cultivator will penetrate soil to 14" but I usually rip at 10" depth.

    Field Cultivator is a tough implement. Note...
  71. Re: Kubota M59 OK with Kubota/Land Pride RG3074?

    947 pounds for RG3074 with grapple claws.
    http://www.landpride.com/ari/attach/lp/public/specs/380-365sk.pdf

    Loader weighs 1,169 pounds, so 947 pounds for the grapple seems right....
  72. Tire Selection Re: Help with understanding and selecting new tires.

    I just encountered your second thread on tractor tires. You will get better information maintaining a single thread rather than multiples threads on the same topic. I would have placed the second...
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    Tubes Re: New Tire Questions

    I never attempt to stretch tire life on my car, for safety reasons.

    In my long-ago twenties, I put 100,000 miles on a BMW motorcycle. I never patched a tube. Always replaced first-puncture...
  74. Thread: Log splitters

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    Re: Log splitters

    Bear in mind that the difference between electric and tractor hydraulic powered splitters is just the motor. The actual splitting apparatus is hydraulic in both cases.

    To me, electric motors are...
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    Re: Help me decide which 65-75hp tractor

    TBN has a thread running on this exact topic: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/kubota-buying-pricing/378405-12-speed-versus-8-speed.html?highlight=12+or+18+speed
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    Re: Newbie to Kubota Ownership

    ROTELLA IN TRACTOR; Google search: Google
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    Re: Why left and right brakes?

    Potential for Sainthood in the future.
  78. Disc Harrow Re: Ford 5610 MWFD vs Athens 97 Offset Disk Harrow

    Well reasoned reply.

    You are persistent. Not a quality seen very often today.
  79. 3-Point Hitch Re: L47 three point linkage question (first of many questions from newbie)

    Also in terms of discouraging you towards generic: Kubota is metric. Generic may be inch standard. Parts may not fit at all.
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    Re: Why left and right brakes?

    A Prophet, not fully appreciated in his own Time.
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    Re: Why left and right brakes?

    Like a tank, if you apply one brake fully, with the other off, you can turn the tractor in about its length.

    Helpful in tight fields with Three Point Hitch mounted implements.
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    Re: New B2601 being Delivered tomorrow

    Here is something interesting to read for the next two hours:

    http://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonlyres/1B522D98-AE78-4DFA-A258-7F845263BDD8/11557/pub2917tractorimplements1.pdf
  83. Disc Harrow Re: Ford 5610 MWFD vs Athens 97 Offset Disk Harrow

    Not trying to be contrary, trying to assist your decision process; but tractors are tractors. :)

    If the tractor weight, hitch capacity and options are known, the Athens people should have a...
  84. Thread: Log splitters

    by jeff9366
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    Re: Log splitters

    If the OP has access to a 220 volt circuit the larger electric log splitters are fast.

    OP only plans to split two cords per year.

    Most electric splitters can be stored vertically in a garage...
  85. Thread: Log splitters

    by jeff9366
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    Re: Log splitters

    You are over-thinking, leading to over-reaching.

    For two cords per year buy a 110 volt or 220 volt electric log splitter.

    Split in your driveway, enjoying a cold beverage.

    Electric log...
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    Re: Overgrowth, honeysuckle, and vines... Oh my!

    I used to effortlessly chip grapevines through a Wallenstein Three Point Hitch chipper on a tractor with 25-horsepower at the PTO.

    The blades on Wallenstein PTO chippers only protrude a few 1,000s...
  87. Disc Harrow Re: Ford 5610 MWFD vs Athens 97 Offset Disk Harrow

    It seems to me Athens has every reason to sell you an Athen's brand Disc.

    If Athens tells you your tractor is short of capacity, I would listen.

    Athens employees are paid for matching tractors...
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    Re: New B2601 being Delivered tomorrow

    You can buy any size Ratchet Rake through the T-B-N store, "STORE" button at top of this page.

    I presume, do not know, that said Ratchet Rake can be delivered direct to you in Canada. May be...
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    Quick Hitches Re: Box blade or landscape rake?

    T-B-N contributors are here to expand your horizon.

    Did you view the U-tube Ratchet Rake videos?


    You can order appropriate size Rathet Rake from the T-B-N store, button at the top of this...
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    Re: Kubota B7100HST

    Here you are: Google
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    Re: Disk vs Tiller for Ford 1300

    Indubitably, PTO powered roto-tiller; a tad wider than your rear tire width, outside-to-outside.

    Work soil only when it is crumbly.

    I would check liquid in rear tires soon. If you run down...
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    Quick Hitches Re: Box blade or landscape rake?

    Big rocks! 14"!

    A HEAVY (100 pounds per foot of width, better 125 pounds per foot of width) Box Blade with scarifiers would be good. Buy heavy so you can dual purpose your Box Blade as Three...
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    Re: Kubota B7100HST

    A consensus suggestion that you change all fluids/filters and grease all zerks after taking ownership of a used tractor, to establish a foundation for future preventative maintenance.

    Great buy. ...
  94. Thread: New Member

    by jeff9366
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    Re: New Member

    First time anyone has described me as KIND on T-B-N. I like it.

    Here are two links concerning C-tine roto-tillers:

    Google

    Google
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    Re: Help me decide which 65-75hp tractor

    I share STEPPENWOLE's benign experience with Tier IV. My 2013 Kubota L3560 signals it needs to regenerate every 60 engine hours. Regeneration takes 16 minutes at 2,200 rpm, parked in my driveway. ...
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    Re: Overgrowth, honeysuckle, and vines... Oh my!

    Respondents are leery of replying because your question is one of those "I know its max; should I try it?" Yet you have not told use what R/C you might use.

    No one wants to be responsible for...
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    Re: Overgrowth, honeysuckle, and vines... Oh my!

    Take a look at this thread: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/buying-pricing-comparisons/377976-tractor-converting-cleared-forest-land.html

    The recommended Ratchet Rake and Field Cultivator are...
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    Re: Overgrowth, honeysuckle, and vines... Oh my!

    NEWTON'S LAW: Opposite and equal reaction. Hit decayed trees and they often buckle half way up, with the top falling right on top of the tractor operator.
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    Quick Hitches Re: Box blade or landscape rake?

    Rather than "very rough" specify variation in inches. Describe unevenness. Holes? Burrows? Old furrows? Tire ruts?

    How large are the rocks? Give us rock size in inches. The largest rocks...
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    Re: Backhoe Ripper

    Golly, I'll bet you have to buy both LONG sleeve and short sleeve shirts in Northern Ontario.
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