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    Re: Need advice for trailering a 2305

    If you are over GVWR, you are really opening yourself up liability-wise in the event of an accident. Trailer brakes are important to have as well, not necessarily mandatory, but nice to have.
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    Re: BX25D. Mod #1 and continued.

    Submitted a warranty claim on Shelterlogic's website. Claim approved and they are sending a new top section. Not sure if mine is 7.5oz tarp, but I believe it is. Same price point as yours, but...
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    Re: BX25D. Mod #1 and continued.

    I'm reserving judgment on my Shelterlogic. I've had it up for about 8-9months and one of the seams is opening up at one peak/end. Not from strain I don't believe, but rather adhesion failure. Its...
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    Re: New Max series...

    Still arguing? You're the one who resurrected this thread dude!
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    Re: saw a 270a backhoe today

    Is that so? both subframe *and* 3ph? not sure if that's a good thing or not? I suppose integration could be stronger working together.
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    Re: saw a 270a backhoe today

    Actually, it is subframe mounted. And the tractors 3pt arms can remain on the tractor with the hoe attached :thumbsup:
    Looks like its available with an integrated thumb too, also nice.

    Looks like...
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    Re: saw a 270a backhoe today

    THE HOLY GRAIL!
    I heard it has a teloscopic hydraulic boom.
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    Re: $136,000 PER YEAR AVERAGE SALARIES???

    Coast Guard is always at the ready. And we pay for the rescue! Crab shouldn't cost so dang much, I can't afford it!
  9. Re: Seriously considering downsizing....talk me into it or out of it.

    The 1026r will definitely be more nimble- I like the improved maneuverability in tight quarters. Smaller footprint saves space in my shed too, more room for other junk!
    If you feel like you don't...
  10. Re: Seriously considering downsizing....talk me into it or out of it.

    I had a 4310/48 and went to a 1026r. You can't mistake the loss of capacity! Make sure the 1-series has enough umph for what you want to do, or I guarantee that you'll regret it. The smaller...
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    Re: BX25D. Mod #1 and continued.

    I know if the bota was sold with one or two of your mods from the factory, I might be operating orange right now!
  12. Re: 2013 dodge 3500 HD trailer towing uprated to 30,000lbs

    I agree. Thanks for your interpretation. What about New York? They seem to be at/near the most restrictive end of the scale.
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    Re: Almost crushed by BX

    And make sure if you're using jackstands, that they are of sufficient rating and quality! I had a jackstand crumple as I was working on my Suburbans rear brakes! Luckily I wasn't under it, and it...
  14. Re: 2013 dodge 3500 HD trailer towing uprated to 30,000lbs

    My boat trailer rating is gvwr 10,001lbs.
    But my actual boat on trailer grosses below 9000lbs.
    I wish I could figure out where it is OK to drive it!
    Canada OK? Washington?
    Interpreting...
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    Re: Lifespan of Trailer Tires

    In my search for reviews I haven't found much on Maxxis, but what I did find was all positive. Green Ball reviews were much more plentiful, and mixed, just like GY and others.
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    Re: 1/2 ton with best tow ratings

    Wow. Is Dmace gonna step in here to defend ram? Scathing review JJZ! You must've taken a bit of a $ hit with that sort of trade? What did you replace it with?
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    Re: JD Backhoe 260 ???

    Good luck with your search gasman, as long as you aren't expecting full size hoe performance, the 260 is fun to work with.
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    Re: JD Backhoe 260 ???

    How have you broken the hoe a couple times? I'm interested because I have one (relatively few hours on it).
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    Re: BX25D. Mod #1 and continued.

    That's no fun:-)
    I don't recall any guidance other than specific bake time and temperature for the variety of powders i currently have in my shop. The reason i inquired in this thread was because...
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    Re: BX25D. Mod #1 and continued.

    Thanks for the links. Looking at Cardinal, the three powder primers i've found so far state: "recommended for interior use"
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    Re: BX25D. Mod #1 and continued.

    Well, i asked and not surprisingly got two conflicting opinions! :-) Thanks for both.
    I was aware of power primer, but wasn't sure how that worked (double bake presumably). A local shop...
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    Re: BX25D. Mod #1 and continued.

    Please educate me, as i have some of the supplies to start powder-coating, and want to do it right. Is this epoxy primer a powder/oven application? Or are you talking about a liquid? If liquid, ...
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    Re: F-150 Eco Boost Towing Vs Nissan Titan

    What the heck is that?
    I've heard one owner complain about a broken motor mount, but otherwise mostly positive.
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    Re: Ticketed for driving slow in the left lane

    There is a posted speed limit for a reason. But i agree on your points in general. I don't drive with intent to slow anyone down or cause any safety concerns for those i'm passing. But if you come...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Max 25 weight, pricing

    Are you financing? Mahindra's financing seems a little more disingenuous then some others IMLE

    KB1CRT
    (formerly of Brunswick, Maine)
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    Re: Ever have JD dealer refuse coupon?

    It is a consideration for sure. I would rather buy local, but sometimes the pill is just too big. I haven't needed warranty service, but you never know- and chances are likely I'll need it at some...
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    Re: Ticketed for driving slow in the left lane

    If I am in the process of passing, at or in excess of the posted speed limit (5mph over is typical for me), I really am not concerned about any nascar driver behind me. People should be concerned...
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    Re: Ever have JD dealer refuse coupon?

    I even offered to meet the local dealer somewhere in between lower 48 quotes and what their initial offer was, no deal. That attitude would make sense to me if they were really selling with little...
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    Re: FEL paint peeling

    Looks exactly like the paint coming off my homemade quick attach. All i did was wipe down the steel and use rattle can paint. I would be really unhappy if a factory surface had similar results.
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    Re: Ever have JD dealer refuse coupon?

    We have one JD dealer, one Kubota dealer, one LS dealer, and they DON'T deal (as far as i can tell).
    They exist, and i suppose that is good enough up here!
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    Re: Ever have JD dealer refuse coupon?

    Not honoring these small $ coupons in completely nonsensical to me. Not honoring the larger incentives actually makes slightly more sense to me due to the high additional freight to Ak.
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    Re: Ever have JD dealer refuse coupon?

    Honoring these coupons should not be optional. That said, even the much larger incentives, such as 500-1000$ implement bonus with purchase of a new machine are at the discretion of dealer.

    It's...
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    Re: Loaded Tires on a Bx

    I'm all for loaded tires, but i was disappointed how light mine were when i took them off to mount some spacers. I think they weighed in around 75lbs. Having paid for Rim Guard, i expected them to...
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    Buying Advice Re: kobota bx25 vs mahindra max 25

    Better to have more tractor than needed rather than too little
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    Re: Would you haul anything on this trailer?

    Should be OK as long as they used drywall screws spaced close nuff :-)
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    Re: Mahindra Max downpayment

    I never think twice about using my credit card for such things. The benefit of using credit isn't just convenience, it's also fraud protection. When i've ever been stiffed, i just contact the...
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    Re: Debating POSITION CONTROL. What is it to YOU?

    Take JJ's advice. Here in the hydraulics forum he is one of the most knowledgeable and helpful members.

    I have had both types of control- select and position, should be fairly easy to tell if...
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    Re: Tandom trailer blowout

    Re: tire pressure monitoring systems

    Thanks for the heads up. I knew these existed, but this thread convinced me to spend the dough for the added safety value on a long trip we'll be undertaking...
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    Re: Tactical Shotgun recommendations

    Benelli M4 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I've had a super 90 for about 15years, always impresses me when i take it to the range. Never once had a jam and it has held up really well.
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    Re: Do you need a Mr. Funnel?

    They make a range of sizes, maybe 4 or 5 different models. The one with the chainsaw must be smaller than the F3C- otherwise its a big ***** chainsaw!
    The ebay auction one is sized well for 5gallon...
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    Re: Do you need a Mr. Funnel?

    We've used them for a long time. Usually keep one tethered to a primary refueling can.
    Its an easy inexpensive way to ensure you aren't introducing anything other than your fuel to the tank.
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    Do you need a Mr. Funnel?

    I don't know what these cost at the store, but this ebay deal seems good (I bought one)
    14$ delivered

    Mr Funnel Fuel Filter Funnel Removes Water and Debris from All Fuels | eBay
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    Re: DR Tree Sheer

    I wonder if they issue that cool full face tinted helmet with the purchase? Maybe some sort of bungee harness would also be a DR accessory.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Dmace, i was just estimating on the weight, never had it weighed for that trip. I think it has a 7500 gwr, and i don't recall the model off hand. Since you're familiar with Proline, you...
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    Re: DR Tree Sheer

    If its capable of snipping 2" trunks at about 6-10mph, i guess you should be able to shear 10" trunks at about 35mph, right? :-)
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    Re: DR Tree Sheer

    That's cool. Hard to believe it made it past the legal department at DR equipment!
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    '06 Titan CC SE BigTow
    Proline V-nose cargo trailer (was about 8k# in these photos)
    My 1026TLB fits inside

    In Montana
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    In Yukon T or BC
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    Re: Boat trailer mod advice

    Nope, don't think its undersized. The boat is 20ft long and draws about 4ft of water.
    I am taking your advice on not trying to box the electrics (you weren't the only one telling me that would be...
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    Re: another new diesel

    Edmunds.com shows the Mazda 3 as having a diesel in this model year.
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    Re: Chainsaw mount

    Thanks for the heads up, just ordered a couple.
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    Re: Ram 1500 first modern half ton to offer diesel

    Good post lostcause- I concur.
    I want to see more offerings that maximize fuel economy. I hate having to fill my gaser, and i mostly nurse it along to get the greatest economy. I *need* to own a...
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    Re: Kubota VS Mahindra Max

    What are fenders for if not to shield operator from tires? Might as well do w/o them completely on the Mahindra, shave off some of that excess weight:-)
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    Ballast Re: Tractor Wheel Weights

    Do you make a model that fits the JD1026R?
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    Re: Real Dirty Air filter

    Holy cow! My truck air filter wasn't even 1/10th as bad, and that was after a couple years and one ashy volcano eruption!
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    Ballast Re: Tractor Wheel Weights

    Thanks for the link. i had been thinking on making some of these awhile back.
  56. Backhoe Re: Here is a Mahindra 28 Max in action with the backhoe

    I'd say Korey did pretty well if that's his 1st time operating a hoe.
    I really like the 28xl! If it had been released 6months earlier i could see one in my shed.
    I think i have a similar...
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    Re: 2014 Toyota Tundra first look

    Funny that concept dually tundra has a grill guard very similar to the one i just built for my titan.
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    Re: ? on trailer bearing service

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Thieves love those trailer hitches!

    Truck Nutz, see quite a few of them up here. Also see a lot of really crude decals/stickers up here.
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    Re: 2014 Toyota Tundra first look

    My Titan gets 18mpg unloaded on long runs, ~12mpg pulling ~8000#cargo hauler 5000miles (based on Scangauge and fuel receipts)

    The Ecoboost looks good to me- not sure the long term service will be...
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    Re: 2014 Toyota Tundra first look

    Thanks Reyer, i didn't realize.

    "Toyota created something called a Triple Tech frame, which incorporates three unique sections. The front third is boxed for strength to carry the engine and...
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    Re: 2014 Toyota Tundra first look

    Excuse my ignorance, are you referring to hydroforming and/or corrosion issues? I previously owned a tacoma and a precursor, and my dad owns a '10 tundra. I have a '06 titan
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    Re: 2014 Toyota Tundra first look

    Here's another read:

    DETROIT: Humbled Toyota rolls out new Tundra pickup | Business | ADN.com

    Should be interesting to see what the redesigned Titan will look like, a Quadrasteer-like system...
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    Re: 2014 Toyota Tundra first look

    I agree with whats been said. I've always been a yota fan (had a few in the past), but they seem to be resting on their laurels.
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    Re: Kubota VS Mahindra Max

    I certainly could have inserted "properly" loaded, or even over loaded, but in either case if the tires are spinning i don't think more torque is going to move you.
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    Re: Kubota VS Mahindra Max

    I think where Kubota claims greater ground clearance & greater torque are clear winners. But that said, if you have enough torque to spin your tires under load, whats a little more torque do for...
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    Re: Kubota VS Mahindra Max

    According to Kubota, their curved FEL is better too, why is it better? Aesthetics are subjective, is it better engineering?
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    Re: ? on trailer bearing service

    I found this on a search for more info.

    http://mrtrailer.com/hosspullerbrakes.pdf
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    Re: ? on trailer bearing service

    Interesting. It makes sense that if you had rear seal failure grease would end up where it shouldn't be. When i have pumped new grease it was pretty obvious when the old grease was purged. I still...
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    Re: ? on trailer bearing service

    I have Dexters on my cargo hauler, i like them, but i find it takes more than a couple squirts of grease to clear out the old stuff, more like 1/4 - 1/3 of a tube per spindle. I've had the rubber...
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    Re: Boat trailer mod advice

    Yes aluminum, though the tongue tube itself is galv. Moving the jack back inside the a-frame would actually be a stronger location as far as the frame is concerned(would still be on centerline galv...
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    Re: Boat trailer mod advice

    Trailer was custom built for a full keel sailboat. Extensions are commonly used, unless one wants to pay a lift to launch. The electronics were supposed to be mounted high on the bow stop...
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    Boat trailer mod advice

    I have an approx 27ft long tandem axle boat trailer and i'm thinking on some mods and would like opinions.
    1) the drop leg jack is fairly close to the coupler. I was thinking of relocating it back...
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    Re: Frozen, Gelled fuel

    We use the funnels religiously, especially for critical generator refueling.

    Btw, i used to go to Fun Country most summers when i was a kid! Grew up in Maine and usually visited my...
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    Re: Thieves love those trailer hitches!

    I wish I could say the same about my otsix Titan, the dang storage locker seems like it attracts water, and I can't figure what is wrong with the seal or how I might fix it. I have my air spring...
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    Re: Need advice for trailering a 2305

    Nice looking trailer. IMO, probably too little capacity and length. Greater length gives you the ability to position the machine for best tongue weight. Not sure if it has brakes or not, but that...
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    Re: Frozen, Gelled fuel

    The funnel separators work well at removing water from source fuel. Using a mr. Funnel and keeping your tanked topped off should solve the problem, as a full tank won't form condensation like a...
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    Re: Concrete molds?

    There are countless cool things you can do with a mold. In this case, i applied some glass fragments to look like red salmon, and after the mold came off i ground the surface away to expose the...
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    Re: Concrete molds?

    I've never used a pre-made mold, but I made a mold out of melamine for my countertop project.

    301096
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    Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    Sorry for diverting from your topic! As far as i'm concerned, your experience was an interesting one and posted in the right category. Sniping by interlopers should be grounds for...
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    Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    Has the same value it did 5 years ago? Wow, that is a real market anomaly.
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    Re: Frozen, Gelled fuel

    At that point i realized the triple dose of powerservice wasn't working for me :-(
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    Re: Frozen, Gelled fuel

    Similar story for me. Changed filter in below zero conditions- pia, then new one was frozen same next morning.
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    Snow Re: Plowing some powder with the 1026R

    Yeah, complacency can be a rude biatch. We're fortunate to get mostly powder here, but if you wait to deal with it too long and it warms up- it seems to suck up all the moisture from the air. Our...
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    Re: Frozen, Gelled fuel

    Yeah, this was supposedly fresh winterblend from my local station, and we have more than avg diesel usage up here.
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    Re: Smaller John Deere out pulls bigger Kubota

    I wouldn' t take a Harley if you gave me one - crap!
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    Re: Frozen, Gelled fuel

    I had a major gelling problem earlier this winter, even with triple treated PowerService (white bottle). I think I must have had a bad bottle of PS, because I switched to another brand and the...
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    Re: Weld strength with flux wire vs gas....

    I don't have any reference point to compare. I've been using the Lincoln 211MP, just a fairly low cost wire I could find locally.
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    Re: Weld strength with flux wire vs gas....

    My welds look close to that... After about 10min of grinding!
    The fluxcore i usually use doesn't produce nearly as pretty a weld as the solid wire i have, but the penetration of the flux core is...
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    Snow Re: Plowing some powder with the 1026R

    The shed is a Shelter Logic garage-in-a-box, its the SUV model that has a tall door.

    300787
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    Snow Re: Plowing some powder with the 1026R

    Yes, JD Yellow HD extension cord for FEL accessory control.
    The base of the actuator is on a bracket attached to the FEL multi-mount and plow base plate.
    Maybe this pic shows a little better. Its...
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    Snow Re: Plowing some powder with the 1026R

    Don87 is right. SCV plugs
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    Snow Re: Plowing some powder with the 1026R

    Thanks. Sometimes the cost (time/$$$) is high enough for home built stuff that it hardly makes sense, but it can be rewarding in other ways. For me, the freight cost for pro-manufactured goods from...
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    Snow Re: Plowing some powder with the 1026R

    Actually for the first half i was nursing it in low range- to allow it to warm up, then went into high range.
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    Snow Re: Plowing some powder with the 1026R

    We've had a warm up recently, it was in the upper 20's. Chains, and about 500-600lbs of ballast in back & about 150lbs in the front.
    Next project: affix my new JD bottle opener and cap...
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    Snow Re: Plowing some powder with the 1026R

    Nothing fancy, just a canon point & shoot. I'd like an excuse to buy a Gopro, but just can't rationalize it.
    As far as keeping the camera dry? I wasn't out long enough to be too concerned.
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    Snow Plowing some powder with the 1026R

    8-10" of new snow. Tractor is working as a John Deere should!

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/0ik8uP8lwac
  98. Re: Trailering a John Deere sub compact 1026 what size ratchet straps do I need???

    I've had mine since early fall, and I really like it. Smaller than the last machine I had, but what I give up in capacity is offset by the compactness I think. I looked at the Kubota BX25, but...
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    Re: Suitcase Weights for a BX

    Yeah, pretty much heresy, but i thought i put it out there:-)
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    Re: Suitcase Weights for a BX

    I'm guessing you don't want green weights, but they are even less expensive at 47$ for the 42lbs weight
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