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    Re: New Dewalt Cordless String Trimmer

    Sorry, I wasn't being negative about your post. I've got 3 Stihl gas trimmers, FS250, FS90, FS85, and a small corded electric. The gassers are great, but overkill for trimming around the lawn. The...
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    Buying Advice Re: First Tractor - Which way to go?

    Another important point is to get a sense for the cost of replacement of these things.

    Ballpark cost for my 50HP utility tractor:
    Tires -
    Front ~$300
    Rear ~$500
    Hoses - $50@
    Fluid change -...
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    Re: One Man Gas Auger

    I used one once, they can be a torture. The only good use I could see for them was digging holes for ice fishing - no rocks, no roots, no sudden stops.
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    Re: Buying through tractorhouse unseen...?

    I second Barlow Inventory | Barlow Equipment and also Messicks in PA.
    But 15K is a very low price for a 4WD tractor for haying.
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    Buying Advice Re: First Tractor - Which way to go?

    What does it matter? Just dig up my old threads. It seems you'll just find something else to complain about.

    The PRESENT machine at Barlow Equipment Inventory | Barlow Equipment is listed as...
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    Buying Advice Re: First Tractor - Which way to go?

    Do you understand the difference in torque and capability of the diesel engine? Far more power at lower rpm's. And as soon as you start adding 3 PT implements you have a world of options. The 24HP...
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    Re: Operating a Post Hole Digger

    3) Like Colby wrote. And if you want REALLY straight holes use the tubular concrete forms that cost about $10@
    4) Check w/ your local building code to be positive.

    And if you think you might...
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    Re: When to do an oil change

    Mace nailed it. A lot depends on your oil quantity AND time AND usage AND if it's under warranty
    Example - My Ford F350 7.3 takes about 4 GALLONS of oil and everybody recommended changing between...
  9. Thread: Need a chipper

    by newbury
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    Chipper Re: Need a chipper

    Lot's of discussions on TBN. There's two classes of chippers - cheap chinese (cc) and better built American. With the cheap chinese you often have some poor looking welds, some bolt holes don't...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Congrat's!
    You've held together well.
    Be very particular in the logging. Lot's of "loggers" seem to make it a sport to rip off the small landowner.
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    Re: New Dewalt Cordless String Trimmer

    Thus if you need to run a string trimmer for an hour you need two batteries.

    I can understand these are not designed for a commercial use 8 hour/16 battery day. But if you have more tools that...
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    Re: which post hole digger to buy

    I bought the Agrisupply. Have a thread on it. Here's the results.

    Since then used it about a dozen or so times for posts etc. Oil drain plug came out w/ the correct wrench.

    Works well w/ my...
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    Re: 12 x 16 Shed - Foundation Questions

    How big are your tubes?

    I'm in Northern Virginia and building a 12x20 shed. I had been planning on using three 4x4 PT runners for the 20' dimension, supporting them at the ends and in the middle...
  14. Thread: Burning fields

    by newbury
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    Re: Burning fields

    It also gets rid of the pallets!
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    Buying Advice Re: First Tractor - Which way to go?

    Please keep us posted. Feel free to run pics and specs by us. Just be careful with CL ads because I think some other members might buy it before you do!


    That's the point.


    Apparently you...
  16. Re: What are the computer programmers thinking?

    Or write it out, display it on your screen and take a picture of your screen and print that!
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    Re: Electric/battery start gas weed eater

    You should really have them try out the new crop of lithium battery powered wackers. That seems to be where the industry is going. No cord to hassle with, easy to swap batteries and relatively...
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    Re: Do I have a "real" problem ?

    Also consider how much you are going to actually USE 4WD.

    A LOT of us "Harry Homeowners" struggle to put 200 hours a year on our machines.

    It might take 10 years to become a potential problem.
  19. Thread: Instant Pond

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    Re: Instant Pond

    Guina fowl for snakes:
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    Re: New Dewalt Cordless String Trimmer

    Partial thread Hijack -
    The featured one is a 40V Max.

    Does anyone have one of their 20Vmax? the DCST920P1 <p>*20V MAX* Lithium Ion XR Brushless 13" String Trimmer (5.0 Ah)</p> | DEWALT Tools?...
  21. Re: Convert "Walkie forklift" to 3-point attachment (Lifts 11 feet high)

    What's the weight of the forklift versus your 3pt lift capacity?
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    Buying Advice Re: Chinese yes or no.

    I just have to criticize the title of this thread WITHOUT READING THE POSTS!

    Every time I read the title I think mmmmh, chinese sounds good, but to much MSG.
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    Re: non pro building sight level????

    Looks like they add a clamp.

    Note at Amazon the #2 "What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?" is 100' of tubing for $25.


    Chasing the tail is often good exercise!
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    Re: The Slow Motion Retirement Plan

    NOW that's a tractor with forks!

    How does it do plowing?
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    Re: Where to put the baby while mowing?

    You didn't read the ad - he's asking $3400obo
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    Re: Enclosed trailers?

    If 4.5K is your MAXIMUM capacity you should be able to get by w/ a dual 3,500 lb axle rig. But if you need to go much higher then you are looking at dual 5K axles and they are fairly rare in...
  27. Thread: So it's time

    by newbury
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    Re: So it's time

    I've owned Stihl for about 20 or so years. The only thing I've needed dealer support for was to obtain High Output oilers for my 660's. The regular "U.S." oilers don't spit out enough oil for my...
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    Re: non pro building sight level????

    A minor variation on the garden hose tubing I've used for the last 50 or so years is aquarium air line tubing, a gallon jug of water and food dye .
    You can get 500 feet of tubing at Amazon for $40...
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    Re: What do you do with your FEL Tooth Bar?

    Looking at the holes on the side of your bucket you should be able to find one to fit over the edge. Do you want to keep the bolt on edge you have?
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    Re: What do you do with your FEL Tooth Bar?

    Looking at the holes on the side of your bucket you should be able to find one to fit over the edge.
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    Re: What do you do with your FEL Tooth Bar?

    And if you want the Piranha I'm pretty sure Harry can make it for any thickness. Another thing is to pay attention to how far back any side reinforcement
    421055
    is on your tooth bar. Harry wrote...
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    Re: Locations with no power - security light

    Yup, worked for me.

    I bought a HF version and it was very helpful till a windstorm blew the solar array off.
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    Re: What do you do with your FEL Tooth Bar?

    And how useful are your fingers without a THUMB? :)



    That's a whole new can of worms. Since your in Connecticut you may have rocky soil, glacial till, clay or sand. I've read big teeth for...
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    Re: Bump up lift capacity of L3400/LA463 Loader

    :( :)

    That seems to be a tractor hydraulics mantra "goes till it blows"

    I just didn't want to be connecting/disconnecting an NPT a lot (like 5 times a year) instead of using a QD if I could...
  35. Re: Best Stain for "Barn Red" color and long lasting protection

    I thought I read it here but BE VERY CAREFUL in assuming a formulation that was used YESTERDAY (mostly pre 2004) is the same formulation TODAY.

    Or even a formulation sold in a big city is the same...
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    Re: What do you do with your FEL Tooth Bar?

    Depends on your application. Virtually ALL of my soils in Mississippi (~400 acres) are sandy loams, rocks are rare. I've a Piranha mainly to help with brush clearing at and below the soil line.
    ...
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    Re: FEL lines refuse to connect. Huh????

    Yup, that's my preferred method. Or just wait till it cools down. I'm always hesitant about scratching the ball if I tap it.
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    Re: Installing a window on corrugated tin

    You did say a chicken house right?

    My experience:
    Pondering:
    Find suitable window (I have a bunch of "pulls" from a house remodel, they had moisture between one of the panes). Cost $0
    Find...
  39. Re: 2" receiver mount for Harbor Freight 12,000lb winch

    That's the truth!

    Buy the 2500 lb winch at the same time to move the 12K winch.
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    Buying Advice Re: 57 mixed acreage

    I'd get a used

    420898

    Kubota M4700 (w/ dual remotes) for $12K a used Bushhog for <$1K and try to figure out what to buy with the other $2K.

    Oh wait, I already did that!

    /edit - M4700 is...
  41. Re: Cheap backhoe purcase options or rent a mini-excavator?

    When I was "employed" and had to take time off to do the job and still pay $900 for a $1500 job I would have just paid the $1500.

    Having a backhoe is an expensive toy. The prime advantage of a...
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    Re: Bump up lift capacity of L3400/LA463 Loader

    J_J - Is there any "rule of thumb" on how many times to reuse versus replace?


    Have you tried calling your dealer?
    You've got a tractor that works worth thousands of dollars. Buying a shop...
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    Re: Thoughts on mounting a 2500b winch on BX?

    Well now it reads like you have a chance for development of your welding and fab skills!! Plus maybe throw in a tool purchase - bandsaw? good clamps? portable welding table for $59?
  44. Re: Has anybody calibrated the torque on a Dewalt 20V max drill?

    Thanks, nice listing for the impact driver, wonder why they only publish the number of clutch settings for the drill.
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    Re: Buying vs. Hiring

    My Father and Grandfather built a duplex on what they thought was 20 acres of farmland in northern Vermont (Essex Center, turned out to be 30 acres when surveyed years later). I was in 6th grade...
  46. Re: Has anybody calibrated the torque on a Dewalt 20V max drill?

    Thanks for the data points.
  47. Re: Lets talk small utility trailers,78 inches wide x 14 feet long.

    Instead of twisting the chains I use a piece of 10 or 12 gauge wire to "cinch" up the excess, because I also tow with multiple vehicles. It's easy to untwist and modify for about any length.
  48. Has anybody calibrated the torque on a Dewalt 20V max drill?

    I was just wondering if anybody has calculated the torque their drill is putting on a screw or nut with real numbers, either by comparing it to a torque wrench or doing it manually (weight on a...
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    Re: Which type, then brand of framing nailer?

    That's like having the Sunni monitor the Shiite.
    They DON'T get along.
  50. Thread: Shed Plans

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    Re: Shed Plans

    Reviving this thread for a comment on "Cheap Shed" plans from the website of that name.

    Yup, their cheap. My son, who is getting the shed built on my 1/2 acre lot he's living at, convinced me to...
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    Re: Diesel prices in your area?

    Well I guess $116 Canadian per liter IS a bit high.


    And there have been threads running constantly about fuel prices since before I got here in 2009. Ever hear of Gas Buddy?


    Now that's a...
  52. Re: Chain saw bar oil accidentially used in transmission

    If your the type that won't be able to sleep nights worrying about it get a Used Oil Analysis for about $30.

    Blackstone labs is one place.

    My M4700 takes 10 gallons of Hydraulic, I wouldn't...
  53. Thread: stolen cattle

    by newbury
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    Re: stolen cattle

    Even the link was stolen!
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    Buying Advice Re: First Tractor - Which way to go?

    There are a lot of 2WD tractors available used. My local county just sold 6 of them. Five were 1989/90 JD 2155's with about 2,000 hours (being replaced simply because they were getting in new...
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    Re: Which type, then brand of framing nailer?

    The deck I built in '85 lasted until about '09. Didn't have any nails "work out". Did not have ANY problems pulling them to redeck. Because I just slipped my sawzall between the joist and the deck...
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    Buying Advice Re: First Tractor - Which way to go?

    IF you can get a decent bargain you WILL be able to lift 2,000 lb logs.
    Pictured first is my Kubota M4700 w/ 2 rear remotes purchased for $11.5K plus tax etc. bought about the date on the picture. ...
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    Re: Freezer distilling

    The house I bought in Itawamba County is in a DRY county. The person I bought it from was a deputy sherrif at one time. He was renowned for his parties. After he moved out I just about filled a...
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    Re: Which type, then brand of framing nailer?

    Thanks for the data point!
    One of my thoughts for the shed was to get a lot of the lumber from a local reclaimed wood place. Lot's of old DRY reclaimed lumber at cheap prices. That defintely would...
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    Re: Brutal tractor accident

    I guess I lucked out.
    Had a U-Haul car tow dolly lose a wheel. The guy who came to recover it hooked it up to a cable and winch to tow it up on his flatbed.

    As the winch pulled on it the chain...
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    Re: Which type, then brand of framing nailer?

    I wish you would stop writing about that DeWalt :) I just went through the torment this morning of "should I order the nailer or the reciprocating saw?" and ordered the saw for my "tool of the...
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    Comparison Re: downsize or not?

    If you've good access to a good rental company (and the capacity to haul it so you don't also have to get a trailer) I suggest you rent a mini-ex and try it out AND then rent a BX25 and try it out.
    ...
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    Re: Anyone growing a cash crop?

    What oldnslo wrote.
    I grow trees for pulp and lumber, but it takes about 100 acres plus to make it worthwhile.
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    Re: Adding a Gun Mount

    When quoting me why did you change the picture I used?
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    Re: Help me choose my chainsaw lineup

    A few things to remember about Stihl chainsaws -
    The oiler for some newer US saws is set up for EPA and Stihl chains. Stihl chains often have a special groove for the oil and the oiler is designed...
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    Re: Rotary Cutter. 6' or 5'

    Yup, and along with the BX get a 90 amp 120v welder and you can do anything.
  66. Re: Pat's premium Quick Hitch on a Kubota with Telescopic lower links.

    I'm a firm believer (but can't afford to practice) in lot's of implements and 1 tractor per implement.
  67. Re: Pat's premium Quick Hitch on a Kubota with Telescopic lower links.

    One point about the cat 2 PEC's - they don't fit everything Cat 1 well. I had to take them off to use my Cat 1 5' tiller on my M4700. I know the tiller is small for the tractor, but it was $800...
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    Re: Limitations of a Mahindra 3616 backhoe?

    Are you sure you will have uses for the backhoe after those jobs? I love backhoes on tractors but to me one of the advantages of a BH on a tractor compared to a mini-ex is travel time. A mini-ex or...
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    Re: Adding a Gun Mount

    Would something like this suffice?
    http://cranetechnologiesinc.com/TripodsAndMounts/50CalM2MachinegunSoftmount2.jpg
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    They were only stacked EMPTY (by hand) for moving. That's another nice thing about the totes, they are only about 60 lbs. empty, thus easy to jostle around.
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    Re: Need shocks for my dually

    Thanks, been there done that. Checked again, only 1 front shock in the 4600 series and lifted for the 5100's.
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Drew - Get an IBC tote or two.
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/files/rural-living/420053d1428453748-good-morning-8x6sam_0422-jpg

    Often you can get them for $50, they hold up to 300 gallons...
  73. Re: Cost to build 3,000 square foot single story home on my land

    I might be in the process of putting a 20x30 addition w/ basement on a house my son & his wife & his 2yr old son (and in May his not yet born daughter} will be living in. I say "might" because 3 out...
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    Re: Another Craigs list funny

    Here's another CL funny:
    Rubbermaid shed for sale - $150 (Fairfax, VA)
    Rubbermaid shed for sale for $150. Size is about 6.7 inches by 9.7 inches.
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    Re: Shell Rotella Synthetics Rebate

    Right now T6 at Amazon Amazon.com: Rotella (550019921) T6 5W-40 Full Synthetic, Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil (CJ-4) - 1 Gallon: Automotive for $16.63 if you sign up for subscribe and save (which I've...
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    Re: Help me choose my chainsaw lineup

    Go big, go small, chain saws are cheap, get them all.
    I've two 35 CC - Stihl 021/Efco 600...
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    Re: Which type, then brand of framing nailer?

    I should have written Dewalt 20Vmax cordless drill/hammer drill/impact drivers. I've bought several kits and we have about 8 batteries, mostly 4 and 5 amp. It's a lot easier with those, not having...
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    Re: Another shed question - screws or nails?

    like http://hybrisimages.toolcommerce.com//prod/500X500/DCD985M2_1_500X500.jpg
    20V MAX* Lithium Ion Premium 3-Speed Hammerdrill ?

    0r...
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    Re: Shell Rotella Synthetics Rebate

    My local WM never seems to carry more than 2 jugs. I need 5.
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    Re: value of a gravely mower, model 985113

    Thanks for the reply.
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    Re: Need shocks for my dually

    Kind of bumping this thread for refinement before I apply the plastic. Is there much difference between the Bilstein 5100 Series Offroad Racing Shocks and the 4600's? Only about $10 difference in...
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    Re: Which type, then brand of framing nailer?

    Well I'll still probably keep an eye out for a Hitachi nailer but the shed plans are now locating it about 50 yards further from power so we will probably go with screws and cordless screwdrivers.
    ...
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    Re: Another shed question - screws or nails?

    After some discussion with my son it looks like we will probably go with screws. We've both got DeWalt 20V max drills, lot's of batteries, and not generally in a rush.

    Plus the shed will be about...
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    Another shed question - screws or nails?

    I'm about to build a SMALL shed, about 12x20, and was planning on nailing a lot.

    But got to wondering - is it better to screw or nail?

    The lower portions, floor level and below will be PT,...
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    Re: Which type, then brand of framing nailer?

    Well, so far it's 6 to Hitachi and half a dozen to Porter cable.

    Thanks for the advice on different nails.

    Now I have to determine what fires full round-head nails for PT wood for a price that...
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    Re: Rotary Cutter. 6' or 5'

    6 foot.
    In really thick brush you can back in and chop until you clear enough to make a 5' path.

    A 6 footer can take a 5 foot bite. A 5 footer can't take a 6 foot bite.
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    Re: Gardening gift for my wife.

    Wouldn't a BX1860 be better?
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    Re: Buying vs. Hiring

    Sounds like a plan!

    We need progress pictures and maybe a video please.
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    Re: horse manure in gardens

    Like they wrote, weeds.

    Reads like very narrow raised beds. Good idea, might work. Try it, photograph it and report back.
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    Another Craigs list funny

    So there's a list of beekeeping supplies which I had planned on buying. It's MOSTLY but not all "new unused" and pics look good and the stuff looks relatively new. But the seller wants $300 OBO and...
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    Re: Flipping tractors?

    And I can remember seeing the same 8N for sale on CL for about a year, at a fairly low price.
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    Re: help getting shed on trailer

    Whatever you do we need a video!
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    Price Check Re: value of my Kubota L4400?

    We've a classified section here. Pictures are needed.
    Try Craigs list also. That's where I got my B7610.
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    Re: Pj & Big tex trailers ??

    Yeah, but look at that trailer that he got for $2150 in 2007, bet it would be a fair bit more now!
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    Re: Which type, then brand of framing nailer?

    Good point.


    I've got two of the HF $16 18ga nailers. They jam about every 4 nails with HF nails, I've put in about 100 Hitachi nails w/o a jam.
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    Which type, then brand of framing nailer?

    I've several projects coming up that support my buying a framing nailer. I've got air compressors that will support 6-7 CFM. I've also got an investment in DeWalt 20V max tools.

    The projects are...
  97. Re: Sportsman 4,000 Watt Liquid Propane Generator with Recoil Start $245.25

    Looks like the price was TOO GOOD.
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    Re: Must have accessories for tractor?

    In order of importance to me for working with trees:
    ROPE
    3pt forks
    419683
    front forks

    a mount for your tools (chainsaw, wedges, bowsaw, etc).
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    Re: Best Purchase Ever!!

    Yup, you'll soon regret this purchase. Regret you didn't do a long time ago when you were 6!
  100. Sportsman 4,000 Watt Liquid Propane Generator with Recoil Start $245.25

    It's getting to be tornado time again and my thoughts turn to power.

    I'm in the process of getting a diesel generator (I've got 6Kw gas and 12KW PTO) and I just ran across this deal on slickdeals....
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