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    Re: Loss of power GL3940

    So the fuel pump failed @ 300 hours?

    Cheap enough to keep one on the shelf just in case?
    6655216 Skid Steer Fuel Pump for Bobcat 751G 753G 763G 773G S13 S15 S16 T19 | eBay
  2. Re: Mowing Travel Speed: What range is everyone using?

    3 speed tractor
    mow in Medium
    if grass is high or there are small trees and bushes (clearing an overgrown field) - full speed @ Low

    High is only to transport the tractor on a paved road
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    How did you know what I was about to do???
    Know a guy that works @ RV factory in Elkhart, they scrap defective RV frames all the time (welded incorrectly or slightly crooked).
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    County cleans this creek every few years, and I don't think I am allowed to do much to it.
    I will probably build a removable bridge for ATVs/Dirt Bikes, and the tractor will have to go around on the...
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Yeah, creek had a lot more water in the spring. I would have never attempted to cross it back then.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Its very small creek and very shallow, but tractor sank very quick :(
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    She is out! Nobody was home to film it, I just received my picture from my friend who got her out.

    Picture

    That creek looks so small and shallow, its very misleading!
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    Re: Mystery modulle, Quicksliver Keyless

    Theft deterrent?
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Live in Mishawaka :)
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    Re: SUDT vs Premium

    Amsoil made the whine quieter for me, but did not eliminate it.
    Amsoil is 100% synthetic.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    This is exactly my point. It is very important to know your limitations and walk away when its time.

    And BTW, I am in Mishawaka. :)
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Probably, but like I said, I had to leave location shortly after this happened.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Yes, air box is above battery, but suction pipe is pointing down and radiator fan is splashing water like crazy not far from air box.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Had to catch a flight shortly after this happened.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Few minutes after it happened, I had already lined up to be pulled on Monday.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Yep, she is getting power washed on Monday.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    I think its bottomed out, my son sent me pictures today and it is in exact same position.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Yep. Exhaust is somewhere berried in the mud.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Great idea, I have never thought of this. In this situation, all trees were in inconvenient positions, on the side of me, and about 10 feet higher than tractor, up on the banks.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Won't be able to do video, as I am out of state already. Had to catch a flight shortly after this happened.

    Left the job to a professional on Monday.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    First thing I attempted. The loader has helped me get unstuck every time until now. However this time around loader kept sinking deep quick every time I tried.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    This is what I was thinking, however at this point, I have decided to not start engine anymore.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    The main reason I walked away from the situation is, the exhaust is deep in the mud, radiator fan is splashing water like crazy just few inches from air box suction pipe, and air box itself is just...
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    The guy with the excavator is professional, he farms several thousand acres and has excavating company for the slow season.
    This is the reason I walked away and left it to him. My experience is very...
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Got lucky there, 90s and no rain for next few days.
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    Re: Screwed up big time :mad

    Didn't disconnect the battery as the terminals are just barely above the water.
    Hooked it to my wifes Toyota Sequoia, and it won't even budge.
    Don't have anything larger, and I am inexperienced in...
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    Screwed up big time :mad

    Creek bottom seemed solid at first, but it became soft very quick.
    Tried to get out with loader, but everything ahead of me was soft too.
    Air box got too close to water, so I shut her down after I...
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    Re: Bump up lift capacity of L3400/LA463 Loader

    Just about all manufacturers sell their sub-compacts and compacts running @ about 2,700psi from the factory, using comparable components.
    I have no idea why Kubota sets theirs so low. I bumped mine...
  29. Re: Kubota TLB line - What is life expectancy?

    Generally Kubota sub-compacts and compacts (BX,B and L) easily last 5,000 hours with good maintenance.
    The larger the tractor, higher the longevity. 100+ HP AG tractors, will last 10,000+ hours.
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    Re: Quick Hitch or 3 point extendable arms?

    Bought a QH from Harbor Freight about 5 years ago for about $70. It is the most useful accessory you can buy. Mine never gets taken off.
    It has taken quite a beating and its still as good as day...
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    Price Check Re: L3130 question

    By the time you buy a FEL you will be very close price wise to a brand new B or economy L.
    Back in the day when I was looking for a deal on used, I quickly found out that getting a deal on used...
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    Re: Switch back to dino oil from synthetic?

    I have noticed Synthetic oil would keep air cooled engine much cooler. I guess this is from less friction. I have measures air cooled engine blocks staying as much as 20 degrees cooler, running them...
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    Re: Amsoil vs. Kubota Super UDT2

    Yes, yes and yes.

    Buy oil that meets manufacturers recommendations. Premium oil might do a better job, but considering most modern oils are excellent, difference might be marginal.

    I pay extra...
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    Re: Amsoil vs. Kubota Super UDT2

    Quaker State is re-branded Shell, not bad oil.
    These days most oils are good enough.
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    Re: Amsoil vs. Kubota Super UDT2

    Amsoil is not the only good oil out there, but its definitely one of the best.

    As far as diamonds go, I want to stay married. Having said that, I will stay away from synthetic diamonds.
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    Re: Amsoil vs. Kubota Super UDT2

    I don't know where you get your info from.

    Document says "Testing was completed February 2013 by an independent, third-party lab."
    http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g3115.pdf
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    Re: Amsoil vs. Kubota Super UDT2

    None of the Kubota fluids are 100% synthetic. Also many more manufacturers sell dyno oils for synthetics (Mobil 1). Those are good oils, but not 100% synthetic.
    All Amsoil sells is 100% synthetic,...
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    Re: L3130 HST TRANSMISSION OIL

    Since I switched to Amsoil, tranny seems to be running cooler and less whinier.
    None of the Kubota fluids are synthetic and that was the deal breaker for me.
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    Mowing Re: troy-built xp super bronco 24 HP

    Those are cheap mowers. You get what you pay for, if you get 5 years out of them, you have done well. Stay away from Hydro trannys. Manufacturers put very cheap Hydros in the cheap mowers and this...
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    Backhoe Re: Woods BH80x or Kubota BH77?

    Luckily I don't live far from them. I will sure give them a call once its time. Thanks.
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    Backhoe Re: Woods BH80x or Kubota BH77?

    Good to know! Thanks.
    I am slightly leaning towards the Woods 80X, except if I can get the BH77 cheaper.
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    Backhoe Re: Woods BH80x or Kubota BH77?

    Nice!
    So Woods offers different sub-frames for different tractors, so installation is just bolt-on?
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    Backhoe Re: Woods BH80x or Kubota BH77?

    As easy as this?

    Removing a Kubota Backhoe from a Kubota Tractor - YouTube
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    Backhoe Re: Woods BH80x or Kubota BH77?

    I am looking to add a backhoe to my L3700SU sometime soon.

    I know the BH77 is very easy to remove from tractor. How easy is for the 80X to be removed?
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    I would spend $200 extra on the Kawi. How much are you getting the Gravely for?
  46. Comparison Re: Looking to buy b2650 or b2601 - *pictures inside

    Thats what I did. I was looking for a do-it-all-machine, but after more research bought a much more capable tractor and a zero turn mower.
  47. Comparison Re: Looking to buy b2650 or b2601 - *pictures inside!

    Haha, I was shopping for a BX, and took home an L.
    BX is fine, EXCEPT, it has no ground clearance, so if you have woods, an upgrade to B is a no brainer.
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    I was told by a dealer that FR has plastic internal parts. FS and FX do not. My Snapper Pro S125XT, which is a true commercial machine, has the FS engine. Many other commercial mowers come with FS...
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    OK, how about that.

    FR = good
    FS = better
    FX = best

    In reality, all 3 are probably very similar, or maybe the same, with the only difference being the air filtration.
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    Nope.

    FR=residential, lots of plastic parts, would not buy
    FS=commercial - decent motor
    FX=same as FS, with upgraded air filter
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    I am not aware of better machine at $5K. Puts to shame the TSC Bad Boy for few hundred more.
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    I got the Snapper Pro S125XT for $5,350 few months ago. I think this is your best bet.
    Much better mower than the Bad Boy Elite from TSC for few bucks more. Much better dealer network, as Snapper...
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    The air filter is the only difference. There is a huge difference between FR and FS/FX.
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    Re: Kubota L3800 trailer

    18 feet. I'm never going back to non tilting trailer, or wooden deck.
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    Re: Kubota L3800 trailer

    This is what I bought, and I am very happy with it. Tilt bed makes loading easy. Steel bed is very strong. Got it for about $4K (demo unit, few years ago) directly from manufacturer in Elkhart, IN,...
  56. Comparison Re: If you couldn't choose your brand tractor . . then who ??

    I really like the Mitsubishi built Mahindras and LS.
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    Ferris, Simplicity and Snapper are the same mower. Ferris and Simplicity have suspension, Snapper does not, that is why Snapper is sold for much less.

    Citation XT Zero Turn Mower: Riding Yard...
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    550Z does 8MPH, 125XT does 10MPH, 200XT does at least 10MPH.

    Unless you have perfectly even, straight lawn you will never mow even close to those speeds. At 8MPH you will be bouncing and scalping...
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    Buying Advice Re: The evolution of Chinese Tractors

    I am sure they are and will be evolving further over time, however I and I am sure others, are not willing to spend their hard earned money to find out if they have evolved enough.

    With plenty of...
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    I was in the market for a ZTR few months ago and did spend a lot of time, trying to find best bang for the buck. Snapper seems to be offering best bang for the buck right now. The $6,350 machine is...
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    Re: Chinese Tractors

    I would buy a Chinese tractor, if I lived in a 3rd world country and had no money for anything better.

    Even buying a 20 years old or gray market brand name machine is a better choice.

    I've...
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    Best bang for the buck.
    Show me another 61" ZTR with commercial trannys, Kawasaki engine, made by well known, over 100 years old, reputable company for $4,350?
  63. Buying Advice Re: looking to buy a new lawn mower.cant make up my mind to meny to choose from.

    Simplicity and Snapper are same machine, different color. Made by same company, in the same factory. Snapper is usually priced better.
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying a Zero-Turn Mower

    I am in NW Indiana and I was in your shoes few months ago.

    I did tons of research and consulted with owners of lawn maintenance companies.

    Having to mow 7 acres, paying extra for commercial...
  65. Buying Advice Re: looking to buy a new lawn mower.cant make up my mind to meny to choose from.

    Pay more, buy commercial machine.

    Hard to beat a Snapper Pro for the money.
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    Geo Prizm?
    I don't know what you are smoking, but it must be good stuff. :thumbsup:
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    Geo Prizm?
    I don't know what you are smoking, but it must be good stuff. :thumbsup:
  68. Re: BX2200 running fine then dies suddenly, will restart but only if key held to enga

    Fuel shut off solenoid?
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    Re: UDT vs Super UDT2, WIX vs Kub Hyd Filter

    AMSOIL Synthetic Tractor Hydraulic/Transmission Oil SAE 5W-30
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    Re: Propane Prices

    You can charge whatever you want, its a free country.

    I pay $53/year for rental for 1,000gal tank. The company I deal with is honest, family business and usually has lowest price in region. Price...
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    Re: Propane Prices

    How much do propane tanks cost?

    500gal and 1,000gal?
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    Re: Propane Prices

    I rent my tank from a small company and they didn't get me. I used to rent from Amerigas and they did get me every winter.
  73. Re: E/85 Flex Fuel The Documentary called Pump...

    Copperhead, cost per mile is lower on E-85 for you, because you are Iowa. This is where corn is made and ethanol plants are plentiful. In most other states E-85 is not as cheap.
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    Re: 2230 Kubota Price

    Where are you located?
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    Re: Advantage to 3 extra HP?

    HP makes most difference on the PTO. If you don't use the PTO, you won't feel the difference.
  76. Re: Ok first 50 hr service...to chg the tranny oil or not

    I changed mine because I wanted to upgrade to synthetic oil - I used Amsoil.
  77. Thread: Help

    by stoyan79
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    Re: Help

    Not worth it.
  78. Re: E/85 Flex Fuel The Documentary called Pump...

    E85/Ethanol sux. Nuff said.
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    Re: Propane Prices

    Stay away from the big guys, the small mom and pops family business suppliers are always much cheaper. And when we get hit by very bad winter and we see shortages the big guys are much greedier,...
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    Re: Should I change my oil & filter ?

    Most manuals say change manually, regardless of hours.
    I would not go more than 2 years. Even if you don't put hours moisture accumulates over time and contaminates the oil.

    Then again, many old...
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    Re: UDT vs Super UDT2, WIX vs Kub Hyd Filter

    Well, my Kubota is officially 100% Amsoil Tractor.
    Amsoil 15W-40 in engine, Amsoil 75W-90 in front axle, and Amsoil HST fluid for tranny and hydraulics. All fully synthetics.
    As cold as it gets...
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    Re: UDT vs Super UDT2, WIX vs Kub Hyd Filter

    UDT=dyno
    SUDT2=synthetic blend
    Amsoil=fully synthetic

    This is what I have found out. Based on that I am using Amsoil tomorrow to change my HST fluid. Right now I have UDT and the whine is loud....
  83. Thread: LOST BEARING

    by stoyan79
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    Re: LOST BEARING

    Sounds like a relief valve. You will need gauges to adjust your pressure.
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    Re: Propane Prices

    Filled 1000gal. tank a month ago, 99 cents/gal. Lowest I have ever paid. NW Indiana.
  85. Re: So I just noticed this zerk near the front axle ...

    I have created the habit to go thru each of my vehicles/machines/tools once a year. When I do it, I literally go thru everything, change oil, check fluids, grease, inspect the wear items.

    And then...
  86. Re: So I just noticed this zerk near the front axle ...

    I have L3700SU, which is very similar to your tractor.
    My manual does not list this zerk, however I grease it once a year when I grease everything else.
    The manual does list a zirk and a breather...
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    Re: Purchase Help/Guidance Needed

    Your tractor is B2601.
  88. Re: Toying with buying a new tractor, what would be the right choice?

    I'd stay at 26 horse or less to avoid emissions garbage installed on higher hp tractors.

    Kubota B2601 or L2501 would be the two tractors I would recommend.
    Latest models. No DPF, no regen, no BS....
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    Re: Kubota BX24 price

    BX would serve you well on 4.5 acre lot. It sounds like a good deal, the backhoe itself is worth small fortune.
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    Re: Mahindra price

    It sounds like a good deal. I think this model is a re-badged Mitsubishi, which if it is would be a great deal.
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    Buying Advice Re: 2008 Kubota L3400 vs 2008 John Deere 3203

    Both Kubota L3400 and John Deere 3203 are very similar in capabilities, size, handling and everything else.
    Go drive both and see which one you like better or can buy cheaper.
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    Comparison Re: John Deere 1025R or Kubota B2301/2601

    The Kubota B series is a lot more tractor than JD 1 series.

    JD 1 series is comparable to the smaller BX Kubotas.

    B2301/2601 beats 1025R in every spec.

    To answer your question, yes, the Deere...
  93. Re: 1989 Ford 1720, FEL, 4x4 ... what's a fair price?

    Go get a new machine with $0 down and 5 years no interest. Granted, you will pay a bit more, but its gonna be new.

    There are no deals on used JD and Kubota, the damned things hold value very good.
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    Re: Tractor Ratings

    You can't go wrong with any of the mainstream brands.

    Kubota is number 1 in SCUTs and CUTs for a good reason.
    JD is probably as good, but more expensive.
    Kubota and JD hold the highest resale...
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    Re: 4.5 ratio PTO generator gear box

    More than you can imagine.
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    Re: 4.5 ratio PTO generator gear box

    Wow. Lots of negativity.

    This will help guys with big tractors. 50 horse and up at pto. Which burn lots of fuel, especially when running @ full pto speed for days.

    A house usually needs only...
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    4.5 ratio PTO generator gear box

    I have asked several companies to import these, as I don't want to run my tractor @ PTO speed to run a small PTO generator, just for my house and one company listened.

    4.5 ratio means, your PTO...
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    Re: Installing cruise on L3700SU

    Thanks for clearing that up, I will install it.

    BTW, there is a seller on eBay that has the cruise kit for L3700 or similar, who has more of them and took my low-ball offer of $100.
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    Installing cruise on L3700SU

    Just about done, and have a question.
    There is a line connecting the brake pedals to the cruise, so when you press the brake, it shuts off the cruise control.

    I have heard of people using the...
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    Re: Thoughts on mounting a 2500b winch on BX?

    I bought a different, cheaper model, about 10 years ago from Harbor Freight and have used it quite a bit and the thing refuses to die.

    2000 lb. Marine Electric Winch
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