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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Well Eddie, the ad you linked to was flagged, but they're not hard to find on CL. Spamming with loads of ads seems to be their best talent. lol

    And yes, the pond work is extra special!
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    Re: how important is slope on laser levil

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    10-4 LD. Make the marks, snap the line on the wall and double check with a level. We did it that way for over thirty years before I said goodbye to my concrete biz. Builder's levels, transits...
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    Re: Bush Hog Mod?

    Since I sub my brush hog work out now and only use it around my own place, I don't have a cool fix to report. I just welded in another tube and called it good. It's wallowing out again and contrary...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Eddie, that reminds me of the runaround I got from Case regarding the leaking duoseal on the CTL's final drive. Case wouldn't rebuild, only replace the entire unit...for a leaking seal that costs...
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    Re: 3/4 ton vs. 1 ton

    Yeah, the manufacturer's know that most of the diesels that they sell don't get used for much, so they crank up the power. The CC trucks do get used, so longevity outranks power. There's a lesson to...
  6. Re: Successful Ways to Advertise to get Tractor Work

    Personally I would never advertise your rates. It gives a potential customer one less reason to call. Price shoppers already have your rate, so all they have to do is find a cheaper one...and there's...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Looks like you have a matching lift on your trailer as well.
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    Re: 3/4 ton vs. 1 ton

    Congrats on the new truck, it looks great! When I went to a flatbed I missed being able to just chuck stuff in the back. If I ever get mine out of the shop I'm going to build some 8-10" removable...
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    Re: The dozer search...

    Nice headache rack!
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    Loader Re: Loader joystick question

    Wires too short to put the original extension back in? That would drive me nuts being that low.
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    Re: Knock out game

    There's a term for those kids and it rhymes with cat. Not really, but you get the gist of it if you've been around since before this world turned all politically correct. Nowadays it seems the norm...
  12. Tractor Sizing Re: Have a half mile of gravel road to repair and maintain

    As others have mentioned, an old industrial tractor would do he job easily. They are also referred to as skip loaders. You'll find that the best deals are for 2WD models, which will still out pull...
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    Re: New E42 delivered today.

    Jabonee, that's good to hear that the Doosan engines are doing well. I know that more than a few folks were a bit skeptical.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Thanks Dave. It's my rolling tool shop / fuel station and set up just the way I need it, so I hope it's back soon. The old F350 has lost a bit of compression in the last 320k and doesn't feel quite...
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    Re: New E42 delivered today.

    Congrats! That's a very nice machine.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Hauled my Dodge to the repair shop yesterday afternoon. I think the Cummins cracked or blew out an injector since it filled the crankcase full of fuel. It was a bit more tongue weight than I like,...
  17. Re: In between the fender trailer with heavy axles

    They're a little pricey, but Towmaster has a good rep. T-14D | 16D | 18D | 2D – Towmaster Trailers Felling also makes a good trailer. Rental One is selling off all of their old trailers and going...
  18. Re: Best Equipment Choice for Clearing and Filling in Belize

    You can do an awful lot with a CAT 943 or 953 track loader, especially if it has a 4n1 bucket. Track loaders were the norm before excavators stole the show, but the TL's are making a strong comeback.
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    I posted this in another thread, but it bears repeating since I now own the machine.

    I made a mistake when I bought my Case. I won't make the same mistake again. I'll be going with kubota. Reasons...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Eddie, it's the last of the new 2015 models available, so it's Tier 4 interim with DPF but no DEF.. I traded in the Case.
  21. Box Scraper Re: Picked up my new Woods BSS72 Box Scraper today

    Congrats! The need for scarifiers seems to bring up a bit of debate, but I'm all for them. As you've found, the only way to repair potholes is to break up the compacted sides and mix the surrounding...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Thanks guys!


    Thanks GP! I pretty much only use the old NH for spreading gravel and I seem to be using it less and less for that too. My wife actually uses it more than I do, running a brush hog...
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    Re: Well that was fun.

    Man, you guys are making me miss my Cruiser! Here's a couple pics from right down the road before I sold it.
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    The ex has all the pics from Johnson Valley, Rubicon, Fordyce, Dusy,...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    For a long time I've been on pins and needles waiting for the Case to break something else BIG. Well, I decided to beat it at its own game. Here's a few photos of my new SVL90.

    Picking her up from...
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    Re: Any Comments on the Kubota M62 TLB?

    So, I was at the Kubota dealer today and checked out the M62. Pretty nice. Word has it that a cab is available, but just heat, no A/C. Kinda weird if you ask me.
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    Re: Any Comments on the Kubota M62 TLB?

    Scotty, I feel the same way grading in tight quarters, there's nothing like an open cab for good visibility. Fortunately (or perhaps unfortunately), I'm routinely jerked back into reality as sweat...
  27. Re: I want this truck , It showed up at a rental I own

    I agree, driveline pics would be cool. Bonus points for under hood pics! :D
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    Re: Self built Mulcher .

    And it just gets better and better.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Any Comments on the Kubota M62 TLB?

    Judging by the photos, the cab option is coming. I really like the optional 3-bank remote setup. The controls are right where you need them when running a Gannon.
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    Re: Drainage, quick question

    Search for intake pipes. I've ordered from these folks before. Hickenbottom Intakes - Agri Drain They have others on their site as well. Surface Inlets - Agri Drain
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Is that the programmer that 5 Star does the tunes on? I was watching one of their comparison videos hooked up to a trailer and the changes were pretty impressive.
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    Re: Thinking of getting an old truck

    I have a semi retired early '99 F350 with about 320k on it. Since my Dodge Cummins is in the shop it's been pressed back into service hauling my 15k GN pretty much every day. It pulls it just fine....
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    Re: Dozer or mulcher starting out?

    I agree. From what I've seen, mulcher / clearing companies seem to have to travel quite a ways to be profitable. Dozer guys seem to have enough work locally to stay busy. Some guys don't seem to...
  34. Thread: Sad News

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    Sticky: Re: Sad News

    You're not alone.
  35. Re: 2006 F350 SD DRW... would appreciate your opinions.

    I've never done business with them, but they have addressed the known problems and even added a nice list of available upgrades. I'll put it this way...because of the engine's poor rep, low mileage...
  36. Re: 2006 F350 SD DRW... would appreciate your opinions.

    They may have snapped the pic as soon as the engine was started. Those two lights stay on for a few seconds.

    As Dodge Man mentioned, I wouldn't touch a 6.0 unless it had been bulletproofed. This...
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    Re: Trailer Brake Help

    After running new wires from the trailer plug to the trailer and bypassing the breakaway, the controller went from reading "no connection" to "short." Very confusing, but the frustrating ordeal has...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    The Case has been working well, but my Dodge flatbed...not so much. It's back in the shop for the second time in two weeks.
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    Re: Trailer Brake Help

    Thanks for the advice guys. I'll start down the line on the trailer after work tomorrow and see what I come up with.
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    Re: Trailer Brake Help

    Chris, I took apart the adapter just to check and it's wired correctly. I actually have a 6 to 6 adapter that I use for rental dump trailers since you never know which way they're wired.

    What I...
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    Trailer Brake Help

    My flatbed is in the shop so I need to tow my GN with my old F350. All lights work but the trailer brakes will not activate either with the slider or pedal. GN connected to the flatbed truck and...
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    Re: Self built Mulcher .

    Looks to be coming along nicely. I like the way you're keeping the weight low for stability. What is the width over the tracks and length? Do you have a ballpark on what it will weigh?
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    Re: Help me decide deckover or low pro

    And if the higher trailer rating is listed on the tag (in some cases) it could also put you in CDL territory.
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    Re: Help me decide deckover or low pro

    Since the majority of equipment trailers are deckover, I don't think you'd find your TLB to be a problem, although I feel that anything less than 20+5 is too small for a tractor with loader and...
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    Re: TC40D fuel problem

    Yep, operator safety module. That sounds right. The fuse box being upside down is a concern, but it may have been like that since new. Both boxes on my T320 are like that and backwards from the...
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    Re: TC40D fuel problem

    I'm do not have the diagnostic skills of Jinman (Our shared NH service manager called him for help a few times) but I know where I'd start. I'd jump the seat switch first and rule it out as the...
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    Re: TC40D fuel problem

    Happy Easter to you to.

    On the solenoid, unplug the wire and unscrew the solenoid all the way. If the tractor starts and runs fine, it's a bad solenoid. To shut it off you have to screw the...
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    Re: TC40D fuel problem

    And that's one of the coolest things about forums like these. The knowledge freely given by those that possess it lives on, even when they're gone.
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    Re: Self built Mulcher .

    All I have to say is WOW! This will be interesting.

    175 hp should provide plenty of power for the beast. What kind of flow numbers are you looking at for the head?
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    Re: Question for guys running businesses

    Let me add that I never charge a partial day's rate for my tractor or CTL. Full days only. The roller is added in above that rate.
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    Re: Question for guys running businesses

    Here, rental on a 3 ton costs about $350 a day if I pick it up. No half day rental available. If I can do the install and roll it in the same day, I'll charge $550 for the roller. If it's a larger...
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    Re: Question for guys running businesses

    On rented equipment you can usually charge whatever the going hourly/daily rate is for owned equipment is in your area. On most equipment that will take care of your rental costs, fuel and leave you...
  53. Re: Custom steel truck bumper and brush guard from scratch.....

    Nice work on the bumper there AK. Ranch Hand or copy cats are about all I see around here, but I really like how yours fits nice and tight to the truck.
  54. Re: What's best implement for building a new yard?

    And that's all youtube videos are good for...just enough to get you headed in the right direction. They don't teach you, or make you proficient at anything. Proficiency takes experience through...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Very cool setup you have there!
  56. Re: What's best implement for building a new yard?

    I do quite a bit of finish and drainage grading and I have nothing to do with seed, sod or landscapers. Machine work only and I don't work for builders. If you're just looking for side work, you're...
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    Re: 4n1 Bucket/Arm

    Hey Eric. Hope you get some ideas on the problem over here.
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Thanks.

    I started 40,000 sq. ft. of 3/4" topping today. Got about halfway done, but the little blue tractor was hauling flat out for 11 hrs. so no pics to speak of. I'll post up before and after...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    And meanwhile, just up the road...The Culvert To Nowhere #2

    Mud, ground water and more mud has been the theme for the better part of 2015.
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Thanks!

    The Culvert Pipe To Nowhere #1
    There's nothing like setting elevations and offsets over the phone with the inspector! The new landowner set his own pipe...undersized and without ends, so...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    This home is a target for about 60 acres of runoff. There is a small swale and drain pipes close to the structure, but not enough to handle a good soaker. I cut a new swale to reroute the drainage...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    That doesn't look like it will be bending again anytime soon. :thumbsup:
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    With a bunch of heavy lifting on the books, I picked up a set of Construction Attachments 5,500# pallet forks.
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    I am a bit surprised at the quality level. Given the power that hydraulic...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Here's a more recent project that will continue off and on through next spring. Just rough drainage grading for now in very wet clay. There was an existing pond in the backyard that I actually aimed...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Here's another project from the summer. The driveway was damaged from improper drainage and it pitched toward the garage a lot. I intended to regrade and expand the gravel further down the hill for...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

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    The first repair area was a quarter mile from my loading area and the second over a half mile. The trail was also narrow, rutted and pretty rough in general. I spruced up...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    The culvert pipes were purchased by the owner prior to my looking at the project. I would have spec'd larger pipe
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    The second damaged section.
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Thought I'd share a few photos since I haven't updated the thread for awhile. Here's a ATV trail washout repair from the summer. The hills are steeper than the photos show.
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    Carnage...
  69. Re: Tracked Skid Steer shopping ... your input please

    Congrats on your purchase. I hope the machine serves you well!
  70. Re: Tracked Skid Steer shopping ... your input please

    Don't get sucked into the ASV comfort trap. A nice ride isn't everything. I'd be willing to bet that if you had been running the Bobcat with joysticks you would have liked it. I can run hand / foot...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Thanks Eddie! The new place is a semi-blank slate, which makes it perfect for my plans. It has a 50x30 barn that was used for cattle. I took out 70 yards or so of dried manure (that'll be great for...
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    No interesting work photos to post, but I had a bitter-sweet weekend. I let go of the Stude. We just bought a place on sixteen acres further out in the sticks. There's a nice barn/shop, but no...
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    Re: I-Beam Box Blade

    Very well edited! :laughing:
  74. Thread: Sometimes

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    Re: Sometimes

    Dang...and here I was hoping that that's when it would finally stop.
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    Re: WoW what A Deal?

    Too expensive. This one's a better deal WITH a cab! 2010 Kubota M59 Tlb Deluxe Cab Tractor Loader & Backhoe - Kubota M59 Tlb Tractor $12,900 (Ga) - AdsInUSA.com ;)

    Scammers are everywhere. Buyer...
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    Re: I-Beam Box Blade

    I'm with Richard. I knew that some old Internationals had down pressure, but nothing else about them. And I thought that only "yellow" and "power tan" tractors had it now. I love me some edumacation...
  77. Re: Tracked Skid Steer shopping ... your input please

    I think OTT's are a great idea, but they do slightly raise the bottom of the bucket, which can be a problem when fine grading. I bought a older, used Bobcat tooth bucket that was obviously not...
  78. Re: Tracked Skid Steer shopping ... your input please

    GP is correct. Tak made the Gehl and Mustang machines.

    I noticed that you mentioned "cab with heat" in your original post. I'd get A/C as well. Even when it's in the mid 60's and 70's, it can get...
  79. Re: Tracked Skid Steer shopping ... your input please

    I'll give you my .02. I won't include experience with ASV/Terex or the shared Cat designs snce I don't have any. But, hearing the stories from a couple rental guys I know...I wouldn't consider them....
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    Re: Bucket Driveway Edger Attachment

    Now THAT, is a very cool idea!
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    Re: First attachment advice

    I'll also suggest a box blade as your first purchase. Before I bought a Gannon, I had a medium duty Bush Hog model that I tried (and failed ) to ruin. Any decent brand will work just fine. The...
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    Re: lets discuss preps for disasters

    Wow, a lot of good ideas and a bunch of jabber since I last checked. Just closed today on the property in the sticks and start the move...tomorrow! Keep the good ideas coming guys.
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    Re: Starting a Business with my L3901

    Sounds like you have it down STx. There's too many beer money guys around here mowing for private land owners, so the only brush hogging we do is for developers and commercial customers. And for...
  84. Re: New Holland Boomer CVT's---Have they got the bugs worked out?

    Man...I can't! I just want to go out and spread gravel all day with the little lady. :D
  85. Re: New Holland Boomer CVT's---Have they got the bugs worked out?

    The only thing I can tell you about the Boomer CVT tractors is that my NH dealer stopped carrying them and doesn't plan on carrying them in the future. They don't carry the LS re-branded models...
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    Re: lets discuss preps for disasters

    I understand your comment is in jest, but quite a few preppers have found out the hard way that storage containers are strongest on their corners and not meant to hold vertical loads anywhere else....
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    Re: lets discuss preps for disasters

    Yes, just a safe storage for supplies. I have a contractor's account for storm shelters, so we'll have a semi buried concrete model incorporated into the side of a raised concrete patio. The place...
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    Re: lets discuss preps for disasters

    Thanks! The short containers are in pretty high demand and it's reflected in their price. The longer models are a much better value. I had a 20 footer at my place is CA that only cost me the price of...
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    Re: lets discuss preps for disasters

    I agree with you Eddie. Seems like every good idea for a reality show gets herded toward the wacko side of the pasture. Too bad, there could have been an opportunity there to provide some real world...
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    Re: lets discuss preps for disasters

    Well, it looks like we'll be closing on our new place further out in the sticks on the 15th. As soon as we get settled, I'll dig and pour a few concrete piers and have a 40' container delivered....
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    Re: New Driveway Construction

    10-4 to that one!

    I did a driveway yesterday...8 semi and truck & pup loads. The driveway was elevated with multiple culverts and grass on both sides. Load placement, spreading and cleanup to get...
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    Re: Anyone Roll Coal with a Tractor?

    Like the saying goes...If it's too loud, you're too old! I have a bumper dragging Stude with Brockman (not so) Mellowtones and a squarebody Suburban with Smithy's. I like to hear what I'm driving....
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    Re: lets discuss preps for disasters

    Good subject, and one I'll be keeping tabs on. I'm actually in the process of purchasing a home and larger piece of land further out in the country, and preparedness is one of the reasons. I'm...
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    Buying Advice Re: boomer 47 vs NH 3050

    I agree with Jackfr and so does my NH dealer. Their advice was to keep my TC going as long as possible. They even quit carrying the small CVT's because of warranty issues. They also quit carrying the...
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    Re: Anyone Roll Coal with a Tractor?

    Take that big heavy right foot off the floor. :) Seriously though...some of you guys need to lighten up with the whining. Sound like a bunch of three year olds. My 7.3 has been rolling coal since...
  96. Re: Drive Shaft to Cooling Fan Broke on NH TC25D

    Waiting for gravel loads so I have time to respond. First time using an iPhone on the web. I would have never tried it with the android! Anyway....My water pump went out on a job and I replaced it...
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    Re: New Driveway Construction

    The loamy section will be fine with the geo.
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    Re: New Driveway Construction

    Yep. Right up there with loading one in a dump trailer. :D
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    Re: Tri Axle Trailers

    Check out Towmaster. http://towmaster.com/trailers/drop-deck-tilt-trailers/t-14dt_t-16dt/
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    Re: New Driveway Construction

    Yes, use the cut and overlap method. On gentle curves you can just roll it out, but you can't drive on it with anything until it has a generous layer of gravel over the top or it starts straightening...
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