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    Re: I need gravel bad!

    I would put larger gravel than the crush mix you mentioned. At least a 5-7 size, called 57 around here. Then after that is stable add the crush mix on top if you want.
    Not a pro at it , but the...
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    Re: You know you own an old tractor when...

    When you pay about the same for a loader tractor as many do for just the loader.
    Of course your clutch leg gets more tired than if it was a hydro.
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    Re: Synthetic 2 stroke oil

    You are correct I was off on the ratio, it is 40:1.
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    Re: Changed the lock on my workshop.

    Tractor was in another attached shed. but tools have a black haze on all of them...And yes when I looked in he was smoking a Cig....
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    Re: Keeping your legs warm

    I got some flannel lined Jeans last fall. Wonderful things, those combined with longjohns and no wind seems to cut thru.
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    Re: Changed the lock on my workshop.

    Already been there and he broke it so no more tractor loaning to him.
    This guy is a good hearted guy but not the sharpest tool in the shed, and can break an anvil with a 2 pound hammer it seems....
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    Re: Synthetic 2 stroke oil

    You got it. What I did was switch from 32:1 little bottles of reg oil to the same brand of 32:1 synthetic mix oil. 1 bottle per gal of gas per instructions.
    They were both from the same 2 stroke...
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    Re: Synthetic 2 stroke oil

    All my 2 stroke engines seem to have lost a bit of power when I went to synthetic oil for the fuel mix.

    I know for a fact that the synthetic oil does not burn as well as regualr used motor oil...
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    Re: Changed the lock on my workshop.

    Nope one of the wifes relatives. Now a Cussin of hers.
    She was at least as mad as I was about it.
    And I had told him no the day before on the painting.
    New lock, if he gets back in now he goes to...
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    Changed the lock on my workshop.

    Went to town yesterday, when I got back and pulled the car up about 40ft from my workshop I was assualted by extremely strong laquer smell. Found one of the wifes cousins painting a car inside with...
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    Re: Bad Boy ZTR mowers ?

    A friend of mine got a BadBoy last year loves it, he parked his Kubota 4wd front deck mower.

    He mows about 5 acres with it. He got the one with I think a 26hp gas engine on it.
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    Synthetic 2 stroke oil

    yes I know it lubes better, but since it has a higher flash point will it effect the burning of gas/oil mix in the chamber ?
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    Re: Calibrate a compression tester

    Just get a tee to hook it up on the same line as a known good gauge and compare readings.
    when pressurizing the line with compressed air. Should be close enough.
  14. Thread: deer fencing

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    Re: deer fencing

    I had a neighbor that would hang apples on his electric fence so the deer would learn what it was about.

    Seemed to work pretty well.
  15. Re: Any good sources for rims for industrial tractors?

    I am in central KY. I will measure them tomorrow and reply back.
    Sorry have been busy lately.
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    Re: 1968 IH 2444 and Great Bend 330 FEL?

    Carb kit, I got one from Valubuilt , have not needed it yet, got it just in case.
    I do need to order a shutoff Solenoid form IH though mine is bad an sort of of jammed open. The soleniods seem to...
  17. Re: Any good sources for rims for industrial tractors?

    I think I have 3 24 inch 2444 rims...
    Where are you at....
    Have to check the width.
    These came off a 2444 with duals.
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    Re: 1968 IH 2444 and Great Bend 330 FEL?

    OK so you do not have the Aux pump.
    Your power steering is powered from that pump. if you follow the output line back from the pump right under the fuel tank on the right side you will see a...
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    Re: Can you become poison ivy proof?

    I eat very few cashews, but poision ivy does not bother me. I can weed eat it as well with no problems.
    A strong dose of roundup seems to kill it though which I do as my wife is very allergic to it...
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    Re: 1968 IH 2444 and Great Bend 330 FEL?

    Umm actually 2 places to fill with hydraulic fluid. If ours has an externally mounted fron pump bleow and in front of the radiator. It's sump is the tranny/diffierential which is filled thru the...
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    Re: question about Everstart Marine Batteries

    I have an everstart marine start/deep battery. Darned good battery. I use it to run a couple of electric winches I have mounted on trailers and such. Use it ro run an inverter for work lights and...
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    Re: Rear Engine Riders vs. Tractors

    See Paguys post above. Looks like a good deal on a gravely with attachments.
  23. Re: Just have to brag a bit on my elcheapo weedeater

    Yeah I have a couple of bigger ones too. however with my bad back this little trimmer is perfect for me to do yard trimming with. The bigger ones are faster but I cannot do as much with them...
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    Re: Invisible Fence for Cows or Cattle

    I would think that system to be pretty pricy per head.

    A neighbor of my sister in CO called a company to come out and put in an invisible fence for them. After he was done the neighbor told the...
  25. Just have to brag a bit on my elcheapo weedeater

    I have a little ultralight weed eater brand weedeater. I have had it for 8 yrs or so. It had been sitting in a shed with gas (with stabil) in it since last fall.
    got it out 2 days ago and it...
  26. Thread: TSC Lubricants

    by slowrev
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    Re: TSC Lubricants

    My friend an I have been using the travelers premium UTF for several years with no problems.

    Just make sure it meets the correct specs for your tractor or application.
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    Re: check your linkage and nuts/bolts!!

    Soundguy, no matter how often you check em it will happen.

    I tack welded the nut on my pins to the threads. I can still break em off, but they won't unscrew and I can always grind the spot weld...
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    Re: How to paint a tractor...

    Spivyman, I live east of Winchester, KY a bit, will ask around about someone who paints tractors. I do my own, but have no time to paint others.
    And I do not do show grade, just like them to look...
  29. Thread: Killing Ants

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    Re: Killing Ants

    From the size of the mound, probably fire ants. You can fight em back but it does not seem to last long. I think they have little ant subways under the ground and the suvivors just evacuate for a...
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    Re: Grease on 3PH pins, good or bad idea?

    Wear out no, but stick yes. took a couple of hours heating and beating to get one out once....
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    Re: So, You think you own your land...

    This mineral rights issue is an old story to all who grew up in eastern KY.
    They will take you entire maoutain top off and fill up your valleys with rock and shale.....

    a drilling rig is nothing.
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    Re: So, You think you own your land...

    No one except Churches and such own land. If you think you own your land just quit paying taxes on it. We just lease it a year at a time from the gummit.
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    Re: Grease on 3PH pins, good or bad idea?

    when I first got my old tractor it had a weight bracket on it that had been there a long time. took me a couple of hours to get one rusty pin out of the ball without destroying the ball. So I...
  34. Thread: Kill switch

    by slowrev
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    Re: Kill switch

    Not familiar with that tractor. but is it a diesel ? If so you have to shut off the fuel to kill it. There should be some method to do this on the injector pump.
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    Re: Broken Tractor Anyone Interested

    That is why I like my loader. the frame does not hook to the transmission. It hooks on brackets over the front axle and onto the rear axle.
    Not east to take on and off, but does not break my...
  36. Re: Caution: Tiller can be dangerous going down hill

    Same thing with a Bush hog without an overrun clutch on it.
  37. Re: Propane tank converted to air bladder... any comments?

    I have been using 30LB propane tanks for air tanks for years.
    And yes it is the scent additive that hangs around forever. Once the propane is out it is out, but the stink of the additive hangs...
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    Re: No Brakes - A Scary Experience

    Also Having brakes can be dangerous when you are not used to having them.
    I helped a friend rebuild the brakes on his old tractor. They had been pretty much non existant for many years. He almost...
  39. Re: "The reality is that [US] consumers are willing to pay high prices."

    Why would anyone complain about $3.00 gas ? Many pay $5.00 gal for bottled water. 4 16 oz bottles at $1.25 each....When they can buy it for $1.00 in a gallon jug.
  40. Re: So, what's the problem with Troy-Bilt tillers?

    I have a 71 vintage horse. Love it. has a cast iron Tecumseh engine on it runs great. Has lots of weight and pulls itself along good.
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    Re: Level a Bumpy Yard

    Just mow really really low and sharpen your blades often. It will all get leveler with time.
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    Re: ZTR recommendations?

    A friend bought a Bad Boy ZTR with 65 hours on it. Upscale model with cushy ride seat and springy front crazy wheels.
    Very nice, I tried it out and decided I wanted one bad!
    It rides the best of...
  43. Re: "The reality is that [US] consumers are willing to pay high prices."

    I keep hearing about environmental concerns preventing refinery construction.
    But by the same token I cannot find were any recent years permit processes to build a refinery either....
  44. Tires Re: Why are my NEW Tractor Tires turining into swiss cheese

    Sounds like either you have bad tires or bought the street only version.
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    Re: ht3813 blades spin but don't cut

    Does it have an electric clutch for the deck ?
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    Re: Petrogen torches???

    I bought a set of small victor torches about 4 years ago and have been using them exclusively with OXY/Propane. All good so far.
    A 20 lb tank of propane will last me thru about 6-8 tanks of OXY...
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    Re: anyone familiar with "Roto-Hoe" Rototiller?

    I used to have a big front time roto Hoe tiller. Was ok, but you needed to weith 300lbs to use it in hard soil.

    I called it "Atiller the Hun", because it would conquer your butt.
    Other than that...
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    Re: Walmart brand tractor fluids

    An Autolite 36 spark plug is an Autolite 36 spark plug , whether in a 4 pack at Wally world or in an individual box at Napa.

    It is mostly all about perception in the world of marketing, not truth...
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    Re: THE WORLD IS ENDING IN KY!!!!!

    Please Fax me some :)

    give me warning though so I can move the fax machine to the yard and not flood my office.
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    Re: Walmart brand tractor fluids

    I guess that is why John Deere is in manufacturing deals with China ?
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    Re: THE WORLD IS ENDING IN KY!!!!!

    Hmm world is still not ending in my part of KY.
    Might need to get some lumber for Ark construction if it is heading my way though.
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    Re: Walmart brand tractor fluids

    Yep I have a friend that is convinced the packs of Autolite spark plugs sold a Wally World are somehow inferior to the ones sold in individual boxes at Napa.
    He is firmly convinced of this....
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    Re: Walmart brand tractor fluids

    correct. A lot of it is just perception, if it costs more it has to be better, right ?

    I think a lot of the get what you pay for concept is just a bragging/status rights thing. I mean why do I...
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    Re: 2 Stroke Fuel/Oil Mixing Guide

    Wally world also sells a syringe type of thing to get an exact measure on your oil for your mix.
  55. Re: Do you know why people work on their own tractors?

    AGREE! keep it simple, I don't want a tractor with a computer on it.
    And I am not a technophobe, the bleeding edge of computer tech is how I make my living.
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    Re: 2 Stroke Fuel/Oil Mixing Guide

    I mix all my 2 stroke fuel/oil mix at what the manufacturers recommend.
    Poulan sells and I use synthetic oil and instructions are to mix it to the same ratio as the regular oil.
    Why take a chance ?
  57. Thread: $30.00 in gas

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    Re: $30.00 in gas

    Synthetic gasoline gives better mileage and longer injector life.
    Why would anyone burn dino gas in their expensive vehicle ?
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    Re: Walmart brand tractor fluids

    And this is some how not really comforting to me about the hydrostatics....
  59. Thread: $30.00 in gas

    by slowrev
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    Re: $30.00 in gas

    Boats are a hole in the water that we throw money into. Sort of like the reverse of a pool.
  60. Thread: $30.00 in gas

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    Re: $30.00 in gas

    Just feel good about how much you are helping our economy ;)
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    Re: Air Tool Oil ? is it necessary?

    Yes I do that Bird. also you don't know if the next person to use it will oil it up, so you need to pre oil it for them. A friend had been using my impact in my shop, he compalined that the trigger...
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    Re: Air Tool Oil ? is it necessary?

    I had the valves in a butterfly impact disintegrate like you said. I had only used MM air tool oil in it....
    I don't use that oil any more....

    Don't we need to use synthetic air tool oil ?
    ...
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    Re: clogged grease fitting

    They sell little pen sized gadgets that you smack with a hammer to unclog Zerks.
    Much cheaper to replace the fitting though.
  64. Thread: Lawn Roller

    by slowrev
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    Re: Lawn Roller

    Just buy about 5 ft of 24" pipe and make one. Can fill full of fluid as well. Works great for gravel roads as well when they are wet and soft.
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    Re: makes me wonder why people use synthetic

    My lawnmower gets synthetic, due to the heat and low cost of going to synthetic. My 18 yr old Subaru still gets conventional dino oil. poor mistreated subie with over 200K on it....
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    Re: makes me wonder why people use synthetic

    Not really, just look at the sales figures on dino vs syn oil.


    The syn stuff does make my scrambled eggs taste funny though.
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    Re: makes me wonder why people use synthetic

    I use synthetic oil because it has no Cholesterol and no trans fats.
  68. Thread: Oil dry?

    by slowrev
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    Re: Oil dry?

    Why worry about eco friendly when you are soaking up hazardous materials ?
  69. Thread: DGS 6500

    by slowrev
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    Re: DGS 6500

    8 years of 3.5 rough acres on a yard machine, not too bad.

    If mine goes that long it will wind up costing just a bit over $100 per year not counting normal consumption items, gas , oil, etc...
    ...
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    Re: I USED to want a HST, not anymore!

    I can see it now, computer locks up on remote controlled tractor and it runs amok tearing down fences and a barn. Cows escape causing wreck on roadway, etc . JD says it is just a minor glitch :) ...
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    Re: I USED to want a HST, not anymore!

    I definately want synthetic in my hydro drive tiller.

    I also need cruise on it so I gan go get a beer while it goes to the other end of the row.
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    Re: antique restoration may be a dieing hobby

    I agree Soundguy.
    where will you find the computer module for a 50 YR old tractor. I am having trouble finding electronics parts for stuff under 20 yrs old....
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    Re: Don't pump gas on May 15th. 2007

    Just garbage, people will either fill up before or after the 15th. Actually reducing our consumption is the answer.
    Me... I will fill up when I need to.
  74. Thread: Bearings.

    by slowrev
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    Re: Bearings.

    I got 2 seals that were marked wrong.
    Took one back he gave me another one, opened it looked at it , I then pulled out the old seal with the number still on it and showed him. He opened the catalog...
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    Re: I USED to want a HST, not anymore!

    Does the cruise control have a "resume" function or do you have to reset it after each stop ?
    Just curious...
    Ben
  76. Thread: Hydralic pump

    by slowrev
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    Re: Hydralic pump

    LOL, that is the way of us older tractor buffs.
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    Re: Hershey Closes US plants

    that is because we Americans just want to buy cheap stuff.
    If we did not buy Chinese stuff the companies would not be able to sell it.
    We consumers rule this kind of thing.
    2/3 of our economy is...
  78. Thread: Hydralic pump

    by slowrev
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    Re: Hydralic pump

    Yeah Soundguy and those plastic fenders and such last forever too ;)
    Ben
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    Re: Toro to replace my lemon

    I like Briggs engines, I just am sure to get the ones with cast iron sleeve in em.
    Ben
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    Re: Bad Boy ZTR at TSC

    Made it back to the Christiansburg TSC yesterday and they had sold the BadBoy zero turn...
  81. Thread: Hydralic pump

    by slowrev
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    Re: Hydralic pump

    Have you checked your suction screen, filter, etc ?
    Ben
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    Re: DIY Termite Prevention

    Borax is also good brazing flux.
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    Re: 120V Electrical pig tails

    I think pigtailing will be more likely to cause problems with loose wirenuts than looping thru the outlet.

    I do not like the push in types though, I always use the screws with a good tite loop...
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    Re: There truly is such a thing as a dumb ?

    Will someone fax me a beer ?
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    Re: HVAC question...

    I agree, sounds like the tech did not know what he was doing, you need to check high and low side pressure and and measure the compressor current too to get a good idea of what is going on.
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    Re: Where can I find...

    Small Engine Warehouse - Kawasaki Engines

    they have a 14-16 hp or a 14hp shortblock....

    Ben
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    Re: Bad Boy ZTR at TSC

    Where to get warranty work done ? I just checked badboymowers site and KY has nine dealers....
  88. Thread: bucket weights

    by slowrev
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    Re: bucket weights

    I have not weighed mine but the bottom is 3/4 " steel. Sides are 3/16". One heavy sucker.
    Ben
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    Re: Which Zero Turn Mower?

    Not sure you might hit their site. The deck is welded, but beyond that I can't really say. they also have online manuals and parts listings.
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    Re: 11hp Briggs & Stratton Rebuild

    If it is cast iron bore it should say I/C on the cover.
  91. Thread: Fuel follies

    by slowrev
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    Re: Fuel follies

    Ethanol might not be really efficient, but it channels more of our money back into our rural economies than oil does....
  92. Thread: Fuel follies

    by slowrev
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    Re: Fuel follies

    Umm many/most hydro plants have a limited amount of water to use for electrical production. None the less a good idea.
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    Re: 11hp Briggs & Stratton Rebuild

    Al, is it a cast iron sleeve engine ? If aluminum bore, just get another one.

    Ben
  94. Re: Hydrogen from water to get 25% more mpg in gas engine.

    Yeah, but many other countries have better mass transit than we do.
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    Re: Which Zero Turn Mower?

    And the deck is 1/4 inch thick. Heavier than my rotary cutter deck....t wo spin on hydraulic filters , suspension, fuel tanks swing out for service, etc. I like em and will get one if I ever go the...
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    Re: String Trimmers

    OHH 4 cycle, but still a gas oil mix to lube the cyl and bearings.
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    Re: String Trimmers

    A question on the 4 cycle string teimmers.
    How do they oil properly when operated on their side and other wierd positions ?
    I use my trimmer as an edger quite often...
    Ben
  98. Thread: Dexron II

    by slowrev
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    Re: Dexron II

    Dexron has gotten danged expensive though. Even the Dexron III
  99. Thread: Inverter size

    by slowrev
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    Re: Inverter size

    That is what I am rigging up for short term emegency power at home Cinder.
    The 2 golf cart batteries are only $120 total at sams. $159 for a 2000w inverter at HF , I already have a couple of 700...
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    Re: Loader Bleeds Down

    Is the problem for sure in the valve assy ? This can be / also is cause by cylinder piston seals leaking...Oil blowby so to speak.
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