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    Re: 1984 CATERPILLAR D10L - What a beast!

    Australia is a long way from Peoria, where that picture was taken. That is indeed one of the original prototype builds of the D10 (later called the D10L).

    What is the little one next to it?

    JT
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    Re: Bulldozers with hydro transmissions.

    I will put the John Deere 700H up against anything on the above list. That is one helluva tractor. As for the 750 and 850 I think the new generation (C series II) is a lot better.

    You said you...
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    Re: Why we wish we all could afford cab tractors

    I was disking a unused field with a 4020 when I ran over a yellow jacket nest. Noticed it when I got stung about 4 times. Went from 3rd to 8th. Once I cooled down I drove back by where I thought...
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    Re: TC40 4WD stuck in the mud!

    That seems strange that it would not work in reverse. I know for a fact that my TC45D regular-steer works just fine in reverse. As a side note I have had two Ford 4wd trucks, both of which worked...
  5. Thread: Our "Pets"

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    Re: Our "Pets"

    They were nonexistant everywhere a few years ago. In my parents neighborhood people were all excited about two wild turkeys 6 years ago. Recently a rafter of approximately 70 was spotted. Their...
  6. Re: FIAT SpA- Parent of CNH-Major Financial Trouble...

    My understanding is that CNH would be the last part of Fiat SPA to be sold off. It is the Fiat car and truck business in Europe that is hemorrhaging money. As I am sure anyone who has ever owned a...
  7. Re: FIAT SpA- Parent of CNH-Major Financial Trouble...

    The new McCormic is manufactured in a UK plant that CaseIH had to sell off in order to be bought by NH (Fiat). Someone mentioned earlier in the thread about companies being "too big," or having a...
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    Re: Slope...what is safe?? Anyone here ever roll over?

    The best advice I can give is: If a slope LOOKS too steep, it IS too steep. Do not go on a slope you do not feel comfortable with. It there is any doubt about your safety then there is no boubt.
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  9. Thread: No Joy Joystick

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    Re: No Joy Joystick

    Matt,

    I am going to have a friend of mine rework my broken No-Joy-Joystick in a similar manner. I do not have the metal working resources for such a task but this guy is a craftsman. I will post...
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    Re: Bobcat Den & What to Do

    I am glad to hear you decided to leave "your" bobcat be and sorry to hear you have not seen her again. I enjoy the wild life out here in the country. I have a family of woodchucks and two families...
  11. Thread: Wi-Fi Questions

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    Re: Wi-Fi Questions

    Ironically, after I started this thread my computer detected a wireless signal right here at home. Apparently it was not secure so I did not try to use it. I can not imagine where it comes from as...
  12. Thread: Wi-Fi Questions

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    Wi-Fi Questions

    I recently purchased a new IBM T40 laptop with a built in wi-fi card. My question is how do I use it? I heard that Starbucks was putting wi-fi transmitters in thier stores. If I can find a...
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    Re: New Holland 555E price check

    Check Point2 and Iron Planet (URL's below). Certain makes are popular in certain areas. Around here there are very few NH's but a lot of Cat's and Deere's. If you are price conscious it is worth...
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    Re: Cat 267 Multi terrain loader

    If you uncle wants a different dealer he will have to drive to Connecticut. All the rest on new England is covered by Southworth-Milton.

    The undercarriage for the 267 is actually designed by All...
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    Re: kubota v. cat v. john deere controls

    Ahhhhh, the age old Deere vs. SAE pattern difficulties. As someone who was raised on the Deere pattern (boom on left) my first few times in an excavator were kind of hairy. Seems kind of funny but...
  16. Thread: Treecutting

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    Re: Treecutting

    Not bad for a day's worth of work. This picture really does not do the log pile justice.

    Anybody want some cottonwood? Come and cut your own; reasonable rates! ...
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    Re: Treecutting

    Little Mule doing her part. She was grunting with some of the bigger logs like this one but pulled her own.

    JT
  18. Thread: Treecutting

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    Re: Treecutting

    That is my Stihl 066 with a 24" bar. This tree had a vertical crack from the base up about 14 feet from the tornado that went through a couple of weeks ago. When I was cutting and found it was...
  19. Thread: Treecutting

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    Re: Treecutting

    A neighbors New Holland Skid steer moving the log. That is as high as it could lift the log.

    JT
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    Re: Treecutting

    Another shot of the same tree. You can not see it but a house is just off to the right out of camera.

    JT
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    Treecutting

    I took some pictures on a job I recently worked on. Cut a lot of trees. This is a 48" cotonwood I cut with my Stihl 044 with a 20" bar.

    JT
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    Re: carrying chain saw on tractor

    On my JD 970 and on my NH TC45D I have managed to wedge the chain saw behind the seat. It is not a perfect solution as it scratches the paint but it keeps the bucket empty for moving brush and logs....
  23. Thread: Tornado Survivors

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    Tornado Survivors

    I just wanted to share some thoughts with you all.

    Saturday night Central Illinois was hit with several torandoes. We went into our basement and listened to the news with a battery powered radio...
  24. Thread: No Joy Joystick

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    Re: No Joy Joystick

    No-Joy-Joystick #4 just threw in the towel at SMU 437. That is less then 110 hours per joystick. And to add insult to injury, this was the one my friend strengthened. I am going to re-engineer the...
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    Re: Excavator as Fork Lift

    I have never seen or heard of such a thing. It would take a lot of practice to keep the forks level as you raised the load, which is why I assume nobody has built one. But you could be the first
    ...
  26. Thread: Widow Maker?

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    Re: Widow Maker?

    <font color="blue">I have never tried a plunge cut out of fear of kickback. is there a technique for avoiding contacting the tip of the bar in an area that will cause kickback? thanks
    </font>
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  27. Thread: Widow Maker?

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    Re: Widow Maker?

    I am glad you pointed out that the notch should not be more than 1/4 the diameter of the tree. If it is cut too deep the tree falls too quickly and if it is hollow, as in this case, there is a lot...
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    Re: Operating a dozer on slopes

    I have taken a dozer up and down a 35 slope, and up a 40 slope. I know it does not sound like much but let me tell you it felt like it was vertical.

    The most impressive side sloping I ever...
  29. Thread: Tractor Anecdotes

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    Tractor Anecdotes

    Ah, spring. That time when a TBNer's fancy turns towards...ripping up the yard to fix it.

    I had not started my tractor in 3 weeks and had last run it on a very cold day. I had filled the fuel...
  30. Thread: Low speed chase

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    Re: Low speed chase

    Did you see on one of those police chase shows the guy who "liberated" a Cat 777 off-highway truck from a dealer in Las Vegas? He was cruising down the road at 30 mph taking up too lanes. They had...
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    Re: First Hydraulic Line on 16LA

    Well, the broken hydraulic line brought the snow I have been waiting for all year. I had to drive 40 miles round trip this morning in nearly white-out conditions to get a hose made up. At least it...
  32. Thread: No Joy Joystick

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    Re: No Joy Joystick

    Generally it takes a weld to significantly change the properties of steel in the manner you describe. When the steel is rapidly heated and cooled by welding it can develop thermal strains. This...
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    Re: First Hydraulic Line on 16LA

    My hose blew right at the fitting on the cylinder, so it was not caused by rubbing. When I take it off for replacement I will take a close look at it and try and determine the cause.

    JT
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    Re: Moving Implements with FEL as Easy as 123

    Nice. I guess I am too cheap for a tooth bar.

    JT
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    Re: Pushing Back the Banks

    How about sending some of that snow my way! I asked JM III to send some but we STILL hardly have any!

    JT
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    Re: Moving Implements with FEL as Easy as 123

    Now you are ready to drive away!

    JT
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    Re: Moving Implements with FEL as Easy as 123

    Step 3: Gently curl the bucket back and lift the FEL. Now you are ready to drive away!

    This only works with implements that have an "A" frame as the two contact points against the cutting edge...
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    Re: Moving Implements with FEL as Easy as 123

    Step 2: Attach chain from top link pin to hook on bucket. N.B. the bucket should not be fully curled back.
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    Re: Moving Implements with FEL as Easy as 123

    Step 1: Different view
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    Moving Implements with FEL as Easy as 123

    I had mentioned posting pics of moving a mower in another post. Here they are:

    Step 1: Position the edge of the bucket against the "A" frame of the implement just above the hitch pins.
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    First Hydraulic Line on 16LA

    I just blew the first hydraulic line on my 16LA loader /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif. The line is for the dump circuit on the right hand dump cylinder. The tractor has 416 hours on it.

    I am...
  42. Thread: No Joy Joystick

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    Re: No Joy Joystick

    Come to think of it I am not sure whether mine is cast or rolled. Depending on what stock they are using I would think rolled would be stronger.

    <font color="red"> It seems that where the breaks...
  43. Thread: No Joy Joystick

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    Re: No Joy Joystick

    Hazmat,

    I was thinking the same thing about the tight screw doing more harm than good.

    For those of you who do not know engineer speak disregard the the rest of the post.

    When the screw is...
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    Re: Hitachi UH083LC Excavator

    I grew up in Storrs and still have family there. I try to make it back a couple of times a year and can still remember all the places I used to get tractor supplies. We got our John Deere 850 and...
  45. Thread: Snow rollers

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    Re: Snow rollers

    Pic 4

    None as big or nice looking as Rowski's but still the first I have ever seen

    JT
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    Re: Snow rollers

    Pic 3

    JT
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    Re: Snow rollers

    Pic 2

    JT
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    Re: Snow rollers

    Here is Picture 1

    JT
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    Re: anybody put a brushog rotary mower into a truck??

    PUt the cutter in the bed of your truck longwise with the 3pt attachment pointing to the rear. One side of the cutter can rest on the floor and one side on the wheel well. This will preserve the...
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    Re: Hitachi UH083LC Excavator

    There is a large equipment salvage yard in East Hartford just off of I-84. I have never been there but it might be worth checking out. I can not remember the name but you would probably need to go...
  51. Thread: No Joy Joystick

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    Re: No Joy Joystick

    I think the part is just not strong enough. As has been pointed out, there is not a lot of metal left once the hole for the screw is drilled out.

    My last broken No-Joy-Joystick that was welded...
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    Re: anybody put a brushog mower into a truck??

    I was able to fit a Woods R105 (5') cutter and a Land Pride 1560 (5') cutter in a full-size long bed truck (but not at the same time). One side was on the floor and the other was on the fender well....
  53. Thread: Snow rollers

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    Re: Snow rollers

    I had never seen these before or even heard of them until I stumbled across your post. We had some snow and high winds last night and my yard is full of snow rollers but they are not as large as the...
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    Re: Price of a D-3 or D-4 Caterpillar ?

    There is a simple formula for small machines:

    Price = Horsepower * $1100

    D3G is 70 hp so price = $77000.
    D4G is 80 hp so price = $88000.

    This is only an approximation. Price is...
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    Re: Pushing Back the Banks

    If your blade has an offset I would use that. Put the blade on offset and drive backwards with the blade up about 1/2 the height of the bank.

    When the snow got too deep for me (before I had a...
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    Re: Caterpillar compacts

    When Cat sold its Challenger line of rubber-track Ag tractors to AGCO they also sold the name "Challenger." AGCO has since branded what it considers to be its premier line of tractors "Challenger." ...
  57. Thread: Rumors, Rumors...

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    Re: Rumors, Rumors...

    Oops, just noticed the link and not all the 4X10's have cabs. There may be a minimum HP above which tractors are required to have cabs.

    JT
  58. Thread: Rumors, Rumors...

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    Re: Rumors, Rumors...

    <font color="red"> Does anyone have any idea why JD won't sell cabs for the 4x10 series here when they sell them in the rest of the world? </font>
    Tractors are required to have cabs in Europe for...
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    Re: Hay harvesting options for compact tractors.

    I had always heard them called "rotary" or "disc" mower. NH calls thier rotary mower conditioner with crimping rolls a Discbine (and thier sicklebar moco a Haybine).

    A haybine is ok but a...
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    Re: Construction Tripod Adapter

    Spencer,

    I would imagine the people you bought your transit from could point you in the right direction. From your description and looking at the CST Berger Site you referenced, I inferred that...
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    Re: new look for the NH tractor lines

    This is the NH Tier II emissions tractor. It should be hitting dealers this spring.

    NH TG Tractors

    Incidentally, TG stands for Tractor Grande.

    NH was forced to sell the Genesis and...
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    Re: Construction Tripod Adapter

    Spencer,

    Are you trying to lay out a line parallel to your property line? What accuracy are you trying to acheive?

    I ask because as was mentioned by others a level is not the correct...
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    Re: Hydraulic Hydro System

    I agree with Soundguy. The HST filter probably filters out finer particles but may also be less restrictive to allow more flow between the hysrostatic pump and motor.

    In any case it is all one...
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    Re: Has anyone used Tree Terminator???

    What you need is a dozer with a grubber. The grubber goes on the front of the blade and uproots the entire mesquite tree. Then a root rake can be used to pile them up. I have looked online for a...
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    Re: Heavy equipment specs???

    Here is the link to the JD website with the specs.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.deere.com/en_US/cfd/construction/deere_const/docs1/noncurrent_loaders.html>244 Specs</A>

    I think the 244...
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    Hi/Lo Switch on Class III

    Has anybody had a problem with the Hi/Lo switch on the right hand console? Mine abruptly quit working yesterday morning. I could still shift with the buttons on the joystick but the rocker switch...
  67. Thread: FEL float

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    Re: FEL float

    Remove the rubber boot at the bottom of the handle and make sure all the eye bolts are tight. I had a similar problem and discovered loose hardware in the linkage.

    JT
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Plowing Snow Facing BACKWARDS

    A lot of people have commented on digging up thier gravel driveways. I feather the blade control so the cutting edge is just skimming the surface if the ground is not frozen. Once it is frozen I...
  69. Thread: Fencing Question

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    Re: Fencing Question

    Thank you all for the reams of good advice! Luckily I have time to digest it all while the ground unthaws.

    To answer some questions, I am not sure what kind of tree it is; I do not recognize it...
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    Re: What is your dream piece of heavy equipment?

    I have seen an experienced loader operator use a 980C to load a Nissan 4X4. True, it was *slightly* overloaded but he dumped it in smoother than glass.

    <font color=blue>Redheads, you never win...
  71. Thread: cold weather noise

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    Re: cold weather noise

    My TC45D makes a similar noise when cold. Once the engine has warmed up I cycle the FEL boom and bucket several times. Usually it takes some driving to get the oil warm enough for the whining to...
  72. Thread: Fencing Question

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    Fencing Question

    I am building a fence around part of my property. It will be three strand barb wire on cedar posts. My property has very few natural trees so I would like to keep as many as possible. ...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Plowing Snow Facing BACKWARDS

    I can turn my neck further to the right than the left from plowing snow backwards for years. I used to do 20 driveways; now, sadly, I only plow my own and miss the extra seat time (but not the cold...
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    Re: Ford Diesel Glow Plugs

    Thank You all for your advice.

    After visiting thedieselstop (great site!) and reading stories and posts from others with starting problems, I decided to check my batteries; they are 6 years old...
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    Ford Diesel Glow Plugs

    Has anybody services/changed the glow plugs in thier 7.3 powerstroke diesel? Mine is getting a little tough to start in the cold weather and I am thinking about changing them out. Any...
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    Re: What is your dream piece of heavy equipment?

    Cat D8R Series II, SU blade SS ripper, cab w/AC and radio.

    <A target="_blank"...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Plowing Snow Facing BACKWARDS

    I like working this way even thought the neck can get a little stiff. I use the blade for the driveway and the FEL for the turn around and in front of the garage.

    JT
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Plowing Snow Facing BACKWARDS

    For the second time this year we had a major snow of 3" (better than noth8ing at least) so I thought I would take some pictures. I angle the blade and work in reverse then use the FEL to plow the...
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    Re: Snow/Plowing in a New York minute...?

    Wonderful Winter Weather and nice pictures. How about sharing the wealth? We have only had an anemic 3" out here so far.

    I agree R1's are the best but R3's and R4's are OK. Of course it does...
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    Re: Need New Engine for Cat Backhoe

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rockanddirt.com>http://www.rockanddirt.com</A>

    Try either "Parts" or "Dismantled "Machines". You could try your local Cat delaer also.

    JT
  81. Thread: Diesel Trucks

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    Re: Diesel Trucks

    Rat,

    I just blew the E40D tranny in my truck a couple of months ago. I got a rebuilt from my Ford dealer. It had a 50000 mile warranty and was reasonably priced. I also have heard good things...
  82. Thread: Diesel Trucks

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    Re: Diesel Trucks

    cowboydoc,

    Going to post a picture of your new wheels? Did you get the 7.3 or the 6.0 engine? I forgot if I mentioned it earlier but I test drove a truck with the 6.0 and liked it. Of course I...
  83. Thread: Diesel Trucks

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    Re: Diesel Trucks

    Why is that? What is the difference in "feel" between the two?

    Bob,

    The same things that make a diesel better for towing make it better for driving light IMHO. For one thing I have plenty of...
  84. Thread: Diesel Trucks

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    Re: Diesel Trucks

    Rat,

    According to Edmunds there is a 235 hp diesel for CA.

    I thought it had been determined that soot traps were impractical. My understanding was that they needed special tablets added all...
  85. Thread: Diesel Trucks

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    Re: Diesel Trucks

    Rat,

    It may be quieter but according to Edmunds the 305 hp rating is not availible in California.

    <A target="_blank"...
  86. Thread: Diesel Trucks

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    Re: Diesel Trucks

    Harv,

    The different power ratings and torque ratings are due to software. The 6.0 is an electronic engine (as was the 7.3) and the power and torque curves are determined by which version of...
  87. Thread: Diesel Trucks

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    Re: Diesel Trucks

    I am a long time diesel truck owner and will never but another gasser. I bought my F-250 4X4 Supercab 7.3 diesel long bed in 1996 (it was one of the first 1997's produced). I think people are right...
  88. Thread: Temp Gauge

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    Re: Temp Gauge

    Are you talking about a transmission temperature guage? My TC45D has an engine temperature gauge from the factory.

    I have thought about adding a trans temp guage but there is nowhere convenient...
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    Re: Engineering Employment

    I am still working; I have not been decruited yet. We were told no overtime and take all your vacation by the end of the year. Oh, yeah, and one more thing...feel free to take up to 3 weeks off...
  90. Thread: Kubota ATV?

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    Re: Kubota ATV?

    I assume you ment I had one? I do not, just read a blurb in a magazine about it. There was no real description in the article so I was also wondering if it will be a 4-wheeler or more like a Gator....
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    Re: Skid steer purchase?

    Try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://usediron.point2.com/Xhtml/Index.html>http://usediron.point2.com/Xhtml/Index.html</A>

    You can call and make arrangements to inspect it yourself.

    JT
  92. Thread: Kubota ATV?

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    Kubota ATV?

    I read that Kubota plans to begin building a "recreational utility vehicle" in 2003. Apparently there will be two four-wheel-drive models with 18 and 25 hp Kubota diesel engines.

    Anybody else...
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    Re: best type of hay rake

    I like the Kuhn Gyro Rake myself.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tractorsmart.com/kuhn/kuhn_rakes.htm>http://www.tractorsmart.com/kuhn/kuhn_rakes.htm</A>

    I made a lot of hay with one of...
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    Re: back blade for grading/swails

    I use a rear blade for everything and have never owned or used a box blade, so my advice is rear blade techniques that have worked for me (although they might work for box blading too).

    The best...
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    Ford Powerstroke Diesel

    For those of you who, like me, love the Navistar 7.3 Diesel, now is your LAST chance to get a new one. The Navistar plant that produces the 7.3 will be discontinuing production next month and...
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    Re: Setting Fence Posts

    Mike,

    The easiest way to hook to the posts is to use a chain with a slip hook on it. Wrap the end with the slip hook around the base of the post ONCE and hook the other end of the chain to the...
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    Re: Stupid Tractor Tricks (As in Stupid Pet Tricks)

    I have never seen a "car topper" run first hand but I heard there are companies with entire fleets of 100's of backhoes and this is all they do all day.
    I think in one of the forums someone...
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    Re: HST pedal sticks under load

    There are two ways to go FASTER with a hydro tranny. First is to INCREASE the displacement of the PUMP (depress the travel petal all the way); the second way to go FASTER is to DECREASE the...
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    Re: Spreading Stones Technique

    Option 2. Pick up some dirt somewhere else on your property and practice some. It is not too difficlult. I also recommend wiggling the joystick whild dumping.

    Another option you might consider...
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    Re: HST pedal sticks under load

    This is normal.

    A quick lesson in how hydrostatic transmissions work to illustrate my point. The engine turns a variable displacement hydraulic pump. This is plumbed directly to a hydraulic...
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