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  1. Re: Anyone R&R the electric motor on a HF concrete mixer?

    Look on the plate on the motor you have, copy the stuff down, then google them. You are looking for a model # and maker.
    You can also go to a site like fixya or appliancedpctor and see what they...
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    Re: drill bit holder

    useful!
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    Snow Equipment Buying/Pricing Re: Dealing with drifts

    Get a 40hp with a snow blower and cab. Front snowblower is easer on the neck. 4x4. The snowblower can clean up what drifts.

    Fill the rears with rimguard. Use chains on the rear.
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    Re: Ford 4000 starter just spinning

    On a car I had, this is what would happen when the solenoid on the starter would not shove the ring gear over to engage the flywheel. They often are considered two separate components.

    Ford 4000...
  5. Re: Cemetery orientation -- exceptions to the rule

    When my father passed away his 3rd wife handled all of the details. He was cremated in Texas where he died and she gave them a wooden box that fit into a cardboard box about a cubic foot if memory...
  6. Re: Anyone want to re-sharpen drill bits again......

    My fil, a machinist always did his by eye. He showed me his approach and it made sense but I am not great at it. I don't worry about it. I break a lot of bits and resharpen often.
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    Re: Fixing Aluminum Canoe

    I like fiberglass. Patch inside and outside. Use woven fiberglass patch material. Bring some duct tape along canoeing. Great for emergency patches. I kayaked a lot. This was a standard to bring...
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    Re: HST vs Manual trans

    I have a TC30 gear and I like it I have spread a lot of gravel, cleared a lot of snow, tilled, bushed hogged, harrowed, etc. I have live PTO {two stage clutch)- makes using the PTO pleasant,
    I scoop...
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    Re: driveway back blade.

    In my area we tend to use gravel. 150/ 11 cubic yards or so. Goes on easily- specify size of stone you want to be the biggest. 1" is nice. You spread it. After the first rain it is sloppy and then...
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    Re: Hello from a newbie NH owner

    Welcome- good to have you here!
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    Re: Upgrade Tractor

    Go with 35-40 hp and FEL 4x4.
    Skip the backhoe. You can always rent one or buy a towable unit, I have one, very useful. You leave it there until the job is done and your tractor is freed up.
    My 30...
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    Re: Culvert for creek?

    Use a backhoe and dig a sloped trench/ditch for the stream bed. Put the plastic down and then line it with crushed stone rocks over the plastic. Slope it with measurements so that it is alway running...
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    Re: Righty tighty, lefty loosey

    Never could remember any of those word tricks like lefty loosy. I always have to see it in my head as a picture, then I know what to do. If I once understood the thinking, I could always figure it...
  14. Thread: Tuff Shed

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    Re: Tuff Shed

    I put one of these up outside the kitchen door to hold the snow blower during the winter. I got tired of tramping through a foot of snow to the tractor! It also holds the roof rake and some firewood,...
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    Re: Culvert for creek?

    I use 20". 20' corrugated pvc culvert for my ditches where I drive over them. Heavy rains and the springtime melt sees the most water with a steady flow. I set my culvert in so that the inlet side...
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    Re: New Holland TC 30 trade-in

    Tractorhouse lists a 2004 TC30 with 11000 hours. TractorHouse.com | NEW HOLLAND TC3 For Sale - 23 Listings - Page 1.

    I bought mine used in 2011 for a little over 9000 and 670 hr.
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    Re: New G154 Owner here

    Here is a horse drawn sicklebar mower at work. No need for a bush hog!


    https://youtu.be/g-Dc0zVndv4
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    Re: New G154 Owner here

    Your tractor could easily handle a 5' sicklebar mower.

    I like sicklebar mowers. Here is a you tube sicklebar mower at work. Sure beats a 42" mower.
    For years I used the same combination to cut...
  19. Re: Cemetery orientation -- exceptions to the rule

    Some of my brother's ashes are in his beloved hosta garden, the Maine coast up near Otter cliffs, and on my sister's mantle. - I want to be tossed near where I buried my favorite horse. - But then,...
  20. Thread: Howdy

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    Re: Howdy

    Welcome!.......Tractor/cab and snowblower is the way to go. 4wd. If you are limber, rear mounted snowblower (looking over your shoulder) and a FEL bucket up front. - Filled rear tires (Rimguard- non...
  21. Thread: HI

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    Re: HI

    Good to have you here! Welcome.
  22. Thread: Value

    by tcreeley
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    Re: Value

    They list the serial numbers and the years made.

    For year- TractorData.com Massey Ferguson 35 tractor information

    TractorData.com Massey Ferguson 25 tractor information
  23. Thread: Value

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    Re: Value

    Try this for comparison.
    Massey 35, Massey 250.

    TractorHouse.com | Less Than 4 HP Tractors For Sale - 16 Listings - Page 1.

    TractorHouse.com | MASSEY-FERGUSON 25 For Sale - 9 Listings - Page...
  24. Re: Cemetery orientation -- exceptions to the rule

    Found this- Facing East Burial Method. Genealogy, History, Family History, American South.

    If they couldn't place bodies E/W, they used N/S and buried people on their side so that their eyes face...
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    Re: New G154 Owner here

    15hp just means it takes a little longer. I had a '48 Farmall Cub which was 8hp. I got a lot done with it. I now have a 30hp for my 19 acres and it works well. Many folks like the much larger...
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    Re: DDT & Lyme disease

    I've had maybe 4 ticks land on me in 66 years. Two in the last 30 years here in Maine. Not really a problem.
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    Re: Rushing over some lake in Finland

    My father spent 6 months in Finland doing a residency. He enjoyed it very much. He said there was a level of caring between people, even strangers on the subway that he had not encountered here in...
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    Re: Indestructable Rural Mailbox?

    I fix my mailboxes by hammering them out again. Every prom season the local highschool kids hit the mailboxes with a bat as they drive by. - They seem to pick different streets year to year.
    I set...
  29. Re: I'm guessing USPS wants out of the parcel business

    UPS always does well. FedEX- I always wonder. They like to use the post office- but it has been a while since I had to go to the post office to pick up a package.
    I use Amazon prime for most...
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    Re: Seat belts for my L3940

    I left my seatbelt snapped together under the seat where I found it when bought it used. But a tippy tractor is another story entirely! I live in a flat area.
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    Re: Sickle Bar Mower

    I had a 1948 Farmall Cub with an underbelly sickle bar mower. The original wood pitman arm was on it and it finally rotted and broke on me. It was made with some hardwood, oak I think from the looks...
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    Re: Front axle lube?

    Never hurts to change the fluid. Make sure that that if you use gear oil that it is the correct weight. Not all gear oil is the same. My tractor calls for multi g 134 hydraulic oil in the...
  33. Re: Pole construction... my dilmena with concrete piers vs. in ground

    I use piers to build with. I make my own by using an 8" or 10" piece of pvc pipe cut to the length I need. I stick that in the ground and fill that with cement and stick an anchor bole in it to bolt...
  34. Re: New truck, looks pretty cool, wonder what the pricing will be?

    Last I checked to buy a new truck that has the same capacity as my 2003 2500HD Silverado work truck 4x4 I would pay 45,000. In 2003 I payed 25,000. Little bit of inflation there.
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    Re: Thoughts on Hay Barn

    Interesting link on hay storage - Floor on hay storage? - Alfalfa/Hay - HayTalk - Hay & Forage Community
  36. Mowing Re: What is the proper shutdown procedure for PTO rotary cutter operation Kubota L33

    I drop the idle, shift the range gear into neutral, and the column gear into neutral. step on the clutch again and shift the pto lever into neutral.
    The pto shaft matches the speed of my engine...
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    Re: Thoughts on Hay Barn

    I'd suggest you get the hay off the ground, cement floor, etc.. It will absorb moisture and start to mold. Wood pallets is good. (Gets in the way of walking is a drawback.) Stacking it on a wood...
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    Re: New member with older tractor.

    It wasn't under sheet metal but under "electrical" and " lighting accessories".
    Great link - always good to deal with.

    516495
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    Re: Clogged Toilet

    I had a similar problem. Slow drain. Tried roto rooter augur in the toilet itself. If everything else is draining fine, sounds like your toilet or the immediate line it is on.
    When I pulled the...
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    Comparison Re: Best first tractor?

    25 hp will be the best value. I have a 30 hp which is fine for snow, gravel, plowing/tilling/harrowing garden, etc. 60 inch bucket loader and a 60" bush hog. Orange and green tractors are the...
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    Re: Help - Hydraulic hose will NOT come off

    Nice video here - one of the uses of back dragging!

    https://youtu.be/60u_YIpAQIQ
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    Re: Help - Hydraulic hose will NOT come off

    I'm really guessing here- but I wonder if it comes down to where the lift cylinders attach on the main rear frame. My TC30 7308 loader- they appear to attach lower than they do on the Woods 1016...
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    Re: wheel popping off

    Keeping up with the inflation helps. When it is low on air and you are in a rut. loose gravel/sand/mud, twisting the tire in the rut tends to twist the tire and loosening the bead on the rim. Air...
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    Re: Help - Hydraulic hose will NOT come off

    I backdrag often, at all angles. Never a problem.Maybe it is the design of the loader.

    When it comes to frozen nuts and bolts- I like to use a hex wrench - same slat sides as the hex nut/bolt....
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    Re: General purpase chain size

    I have an old nylon tow strap I picked up years ago. Unless I know I need to use chain, I grab the tow strap. Light weight makes it easy to handle. Very handy and it does not chip paint surfaces!
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    Re: Stair Safety ?

    For a while the push in Maine was to build creative playgrounds for children in the different communities through the state through local fundraising. People loved it, kids included. Then it was...
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    Re: Hydraulic Fluid Allercic Reaction

    If I get motor oil on the back of my hands and leave it for 5 min. or so I'll start to feel a burning sensation. Nothing bad but I never had that when I was younger. I figure it is from spilling oil...
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    Re: Stair Safety ?

    They do the job, better than what was there.
  49. Thread: new to here

    by tcreeley
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    Re: new to here

    Good to have you here - nice tractors!
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    Re: Hello from Scotland

    Welcome, Good to have you here!
    Nothing like a tractor!
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    Re: TC33D New Holland Owner

    Welcome- good to have you here!

    I think my TC30 is great. Glad to see you have a TC33D!
  52. Re: Biggest cheap tractor I can find for the money?

    I'd shoot for a 30 hp tractor 4x4 fel and rent the backhoe/stump removal out or hire someone. A tow behind backhoe is also something you can add later as you need it.
    If you have the means buy...
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    Re: Need storage advice for tools

    Get a shipping container and cut vents in it. Build yourself a wood framed inexpensive shed.

    If there is good ventilation, tools will do fine. However, you need to realize unless it is climate...
  54. Re: What is the best drill press for metal and how do you dril

    Center drills are great to use. A short cut I use is a center punch. Mine is on a hammer handle, a repurposed hammer that I had made for blacksmithing.The bit finds the mark and does not drift. - A...
  55. Re: What is the best drill press for metal and how do you dril

    After reading it in an old blacksmithing guide, I have found that bacon fat left over from the pan is great to use as a cutting oil. I have a capped jar handy and just slide up onyo the drill bit...
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    No just more to think about. Here in rural central Me I have never in 33 years seen anything that could cause me any harm.
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    Re: Do you own a wheelbarrow?

    3 - one needs work. We wear them out - rust, use, banged around. Cleaning the barn is the basic use. Used to get 6 cu ft. Now get 5 cu ft. Easier in mud and snow as we age.
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    Re: Snow plow or blower?

    I would use a 3 point in the back and leave the bucket on it to clear snow as you need it. I find with a plow or the bucket that the snow builds up too much to push it. But my plow is just a straight...
  59. Re: The Tallest Dead Tree That I Have Pushed Over. 40'

    I pushed a dead spruce over yesterday. It had been leaning against the other spruces 20' over. About 7-8 inches. I had the bucket 3/4 of as far as it would go and pushed. The trunk snapped clean 4'...
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    Re: Freezing fresh corn

    I vacuum packed my cooked ears and froze them. Tasted delicious, texture was not as good as fresh when I had them months later.
    I also cut the kernels off and vacuum pack and freeze, or just stuff...
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    Re: Roof over my head

    Nicely done- useful!
  62. Re: New to TBN, New to Montana's - Price Help on used 4340

    Is this the tractor?

    TractorData.com Montana 434 tractor information

    If so 43hp - that is not a bad price. I'd go lower if I could. Have you driven it? Wobbles, hesitation, FEL work w/o...
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    Re: Should I sell my Kubota g1900?

    Keep it. Nothing less than 3000 (and higher) come anywhere near the same quality.
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    Re: Will it Start A Dead V6?

    Amazon.com: Jump-N-Carry JNC66 17 Peak Amp 12V Jump Starter: Automotive
    I almost bought this one, then my son turned up with a dead battery jumper someone had given him. I replaced the battery in it...
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    Re: Battery powered weedeaters

    My wife has a 40v Ryobi and 40v Ryobi chainsaw (she just got).

    She loves the weed wacker. Lasts about an hour for her. Cuts everything- goldenrod to tall grass.

    They offer a large battery - 95...
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    Re: Remodeling For Retirement

    Get her one of those armchairs that lift her electrically to her feet - take the strain off of her hips. Have a walker, canes handy for stability. Dry floors, no scatter rugs that can slide. no...
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    Re: Vacationing in Maine

    Monhegan Island is fun to visit, hike, ocean, etc. Visitor friendly. Take the ferry out from Port Clyde.

    rt 95/295 from Boston area is the fastest to get into the state. Rt 1 is scenic but...
  68. Buying Advice Re: Need Advice On How To & What To Mow This With

    Look at this site: Ventrac + hills 20-30 degrees.

    Ventrac Slope Mowing
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    Buying Advice Re: special needs kid

    I can't use my right leg on my tractor due to my arthritis. I have a gear tracor. I still needed the brake so I set the brakes to work together and bolted a piece of rebar on to the brake lever with...
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    Re: 14 x 20 Pole Barn using 4x4 posts

    What is the frost depth? (41/2 - 5' in my area.) I'd be below that. PT I hope. I'd go with 14' length and cut off the excess for the level. Hard to get the holes all perfectly at the same depth. 6x6...
  71. Re: TC35 Hydrostatic question on Hydro capacities

    Sometimes I think some of the hydraulic fluid stays in the cylinders of my fel. I use 8.6 gallons in my gear (8.8 hydrostatic) TC30. But I have also over filled it and found myself pumping it out...
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    Re: Narrow row corn

    Corn in my area of Maine is just up so that you can tell what it is by the rows. I still haven't planted our sweet corn in the garden yet- have to bio mulch first. The late frosts have given me an...
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    Buying Advice Re: special needs kid

    When I learned to drive a tractor as a kid it was on an old ford. Set the throttle. Step on the clutch. Put it in gear. 1st. Let off the clutch. Go forward. Steer. Step on the clutch to stop. Get it...
  74. Re: I picked up 28" millstone of some sort today

    Grindstone? They used a stone that would wear away.Keep it dry off the ground if you want it to last- especially if you have freeze cycles in your area. I used to use one in my forge - I dipped water...
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    Re: Zerk Spits Out Grease

    Sometimes you can free it up. I hate replacing zerks- always stripping one, getting the wrong size - etc.
    https://youtu.be/_VrnsVBBFts
  76. Re: Do you like foxes living near your house.......

    We had a young fox trying to bust into our chicken yard with the chickens just a few feet away a couple of years ago. I went out onto my deck and hollered at it. It ran away. I haven't seen it since....
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    Re: Does anyone have "zero turn regret"?

    I have a Craftsman ZTR. I beat on it. It is fast- handles everything- from rough trails for riding to the lawn. My wife handles it fine (65), just not as speedy as I am.
    Much better than the little...
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    Re: B2920 - How to grease PTO Shaft

    I don't like to mix WD40 and grease. The WD40 breaks down grease. Here is another way to remove the plastic shield to get to stuff. Also on the plastic shield at the collars there are grease nipple...
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    Re: B2920 - How to grease PTO Shaft

    https://youtu.be/BnW33-cayP0
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    Re: Moving to the 1st world

    Maine produces surplus electricity that goes into the southern New England grid. Our electric rates are based on - transmission (utility companies) and the source of electricity. The demand is...
  81. Oil & Fuel Re: TC35DA Changed fuel filter now won't start.

    Is it working now? They are pretty tough tractors!
  82. Oil & Fuel Re: TC35DA Changed fuel filter now won't start.

    When I did my TC30 I had to do the 3 injectors separately. It wasn't enough to let air bubbles out, I had to get a real spurt or two of fuel before I closed it up.
    I read that some NH TC35's have...
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    Re: Moving to the 1st world

    In the US consider the temperatures you deal with now, the available water. Know your requirements, then do a search basedon that and soil types for farming. After that do a search on equestrian...
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    Tiller Re: Tiller recommendations

    I have a 5' version of this for my TC30. Here is a 7' version Rotary Tiller-3-Point Rotary Tiller | Agri Supply 11518512087
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    Re: Need help identifying these parts

    HU and TU is designed to shear (undercut). The shoulder center of the bold remains in place when either end shears. The threads are just to hold the bolt tight with the use of the nut. They are not...
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    Re: I don't understand vhy

    A trick I use to clean my keyboard of debris that prevents keys from working is the air compressor. Give it repeated blasts of air at an angle and the keys dance - but it works. It even works to...
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    Re: New String Trimmer?

    I have a Husquvarna- does ok. Pretty good for starting. My wife like to use a string trimmer but she can't start it easily. I had bought one with a battery starter, but that was junk. She went and...
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    Re: Brush b gone....

    Mow the brush, bush hog it.

    Lawn Chemicals Linked to 2 Types of Cancer in Dogs
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    Buying Advice Re: New small land owner.. what do I need?

    I plow much more than that with my 30 hp tractor. In my experience I cannot push snow 150' with the 5'bucket or 7' snow plow. The snow builds up and gets too heavy. The tires will spin in place - all...
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    Re: What was the FIRST tractor you ever drove?

    Small blue ford - back when I was a kid. I got to pull the crimper in the hay field after it was mowed.
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    Buying Advice Re: New small land owner.. what do I need?

    If you are in snow county, plowing snow without a cab is cold. I do it. I used to plow with my pickup- that was faster and warmer. A 30 hp tractor will not be able to push the snow 150 feet. Consider...
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    Re: Question for you guy with tillers

    Skip the roundup - just poison. Tilling should take care of the weeds. If you are worried about them wrapping around the tines, bush hog first. It will chop everything fine.
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    Re: Tractor size for 17 acres?

    I have 19 acres, 1/2 in field and yard, 1/2 in woods, spruce, red maple. I have a used NHTC30, 1200 hr that I bought used with 600 hr. 1/2 the price of a new 29 hp LS that I was looking at. I do...
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    Re: New Holland online parts

    Messicks is good. Fast even with regular shipping.
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    Loader Re: Bx25d loader won't hold weight of tractor

    On my TC30, my lift arms can''t lift the front wheels off the ground. But if I do it with the curl, does it easily. You might try that.
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    Re: Organic all natural livestock?

    Here is something for chickens- organic antibiotic - oregano.

    http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2013/04/oregano-as-natural-antibiotic.html

    The latest from FDAMonsantoBayer! Soon we won't need...
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    Re: Organic all natural livestock?

    Chickens- it is in the daily feed mix, unless you go looking to buy it without the antibiotic.

    Re organic- buy it if you want, don't if you don't want to. The FDA/USDA etc may say it is safe, but...
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    Re: Who is mushroom hunting?

    Chaga wicki link.
    Inonotus obliquus - Wikipedia

    The mushroom my daughter-in-law picked was in an area with aspen (poplar) and birch, spruce and red maple.
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    Re: MY TC30 2005 tractor

    Welcome from Maine. Good to have you here. I have a 2003 TC30. Great tractor!
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    Re: Organic all natural livestock?

    Organic means no added chemicals that are man made, no gmo's, herbicides, pesticides, dessicants, wax, growth hormones, antibiotics. I'll eat stuff that doesn't look so good, no problem.
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