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    Re: Got my new (used) ck30 today

    I had a CK30, "stepped up" to a DK40, wish I still had the CK30, loved that tractor. I will look and see if I still have my CK manual, I don't remember if I kept it or if it went with the tractor...
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    Re: Hummer numbers wayyyyyyyy down

    We seem to have about twice as many this year as last year.
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    Re: Generator warning system?

    I have the Reliance box mentioned above. It is battery powered and has a sensing wire that wraps around one of the incoming power legs. You have to turn the unit on when the power goes out and it...
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    Re: 61 years ago today: May 11, 1955

    Coming up on 62, high BP and cholesterol run in the family. A few years ago my BP was high enough my doc wanted to put me on BP meds. Wife and I wanted to avoid meds so she changed our diet, low/no...
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    Re: Garage Design Feedback

    Do you get any snow? If you put the garage doors towards the front of the house, you will need to back drag the snow from in front of the 3 doors and then find a place to move it to out of the way....
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    Thumb Re: Finally got the Thumb working!

    Thank you, I really appreciate the information and picture.
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    Re: Potential Danuser Auger Purchase

    Looks like you got a great deal, I know I would have taken it if my neighbor offered it to me. Looks like that model is still being made.
    Model F8 | PTO Auger | Danuser
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    Thumb Re: Finally got the Thumb working!

    Thanks for this, I have the same forks and was thinking about doing the same thing. Which "Thumb" did you order? Do you have a picture with the Thumb down, without anything on the forks? I am curious...
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    Re: Land Surveying as a career?

    We have a shortage of surveyors in my area. I talked at length about it with the surveyor who did my property. According to him, the amount of training required and the expense of the equipment are...
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    Re: How much is your wireless phone bill??

    $54/month including taxes on Verizon, 2 dumb phones, 700 min talk, unlimited text. Rarely hit 200 min/month talk except when kids have special event, marriage, kids, etc. ATT & Sprint, and their...
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    Re: Heat pump hot water heaters?

    The question I have is, if these hybrid water heaters are inside the home, and they take heat from the air and put it in the water to heat the water. Where does the heat come from to reheat the air??...
  12. Re: No Hot Water Heaters over 50 gallons now at Lowes or Home Depot

    I've got to remember to stay out of KY.:mad:[/QUOTE]
    You will want to stay out of Mass as well. About 15 years ago I had a dishwasher that in one mode leaked badly. I tried to buy a new dishwasher...
  13. Re: No Hot Water Heaters over 50 gallons now at Lowes or Home Depot

    Hmm, 3 months ago the 50 gal electric water heater in my condo started to leak. All the water heaters on the floor at my local Lowes in MA were 60 & 80 gal units. They were too large to fit in the...
  14. Re: Looking for some options on mounting a 2" receiver.

    Based on this thread, I had this "bucket buddy" made up.
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/john-deere-owning-operating/93535-bucket-buddy-instead-weld-hooks.html
    I bolted it to the top of the...
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    Backhoe Re: Hydraulic thumb kit?

    IF I can find the purchase info.. I will let you know. We are going thru a total home remodel and who knows where it might be.
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    Backhoe Re: Hydraulic thumb kit?

    I have an aftermarket hydraulic thumb on my BH90x... I got it from MIE. I am surprised that you got the response you did from them. They were very helpful to me. I got the hand operated valve and...
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    Re: Ad blocking software

    Another Firefox with AdBlock Plus user here.
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    Re: Dog Food recommendations

    Our vet recommended Science Diet, it didn't work well at all for our dog, dog had lots of gas and some diarrhea. Taste of the Wild worked well for her and we rotated varieties.
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    Re: New type of knee surgery!!

    That will work to split the pill. BUT if the pill is not scribed from the manufacturer, the manufacturer is indicating that the medicine in the pill may NOT be uniformly distributed within the pill...
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    Re: New type of knee surgery!!

    As a rule, if a pill is not scribed to be split, then it can NOT be safely split for the reason RSKY mentioned. The medicine may not be uniform throughout the pill.
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    Re: No cab snow plowing.

    I have the Gerbings heated jacket liner, saves the day on long rides... especially on rides where I have had to scrape frost off the seats before starting off in the morning. Last ride I went on with...
  22. Thread: Girls and guns

    by IXLR8
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    Re: Girls and guns

    My fiancee Liz is going to teach me to shoot. She taught her 3 kids, 2 boys 1 girl, to shoot and to strip/gut/dress a deer as well. I believe she started teaching them when each turned 10. She taught...
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    Re: CK 35 bolt on backhoe thumb

    You don't need an extra hydraulic port, at least I didn't for my MIE thumb. The thumb valve is just connected in series with the hoses going to the BH. I just needed to tell MIE what fittings were on...
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    Re: 1'' x 16'' wide oak planks for flooring

    The house I grew up in was built in 1820, had boards 12"-18" wide, had gaps between the boards of about 1/4"-1/3". Dad filled the gaps with caulking because mom was tired of loosing stuff to the...
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    Re: anyone using a WoodMaxx blower??

    Between you getting the blower and me getting a new plow/plow truck... maybe this will be the winter that it doesn't snow here. :)
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    Backhoe Re: Is this how I mount this BH90-X?

    I don't remember the cost, I will see if I can find my reciept. I do believe they have the price listed on their web site. You have a choice of foot pedal or lever to activate the thumb. I chose the...
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    Re: Recommend a concealed carry gun...

    I looked at several semi-auto's, the sights on them were large enough so I could see them. They were the 'night' sights and fairly large. On the revolvers I looked at, the rear sight was just a V or...
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    Backhoe Re: Is this how I mount this BH90-X?

    I have a BH-90X I put on my Kioti DK40. I bought the hydraulic thumb kit from MIE. The pin for the thumb was the wrong diameter, they replaced it with the correct one, no issues. I mounted the...
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    Re: Recommend a concealed carry gun...

    OP- Thank you for posting this thread, I am looking for the same thing. I haven't shot a gun in 45 years and that was a 32 caliber flint lock my father made. I looked at revolvers as they are...
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    Re: CK 35 bolt on backhoe thumb

    I had a manual thumb on the BH on my CK30 and I put the MIE hydraulic thumb on the Woods BH on my DK40. If you don't use the thumb often, less than 12 times per year, then I would cheap out and go...
  31. Thumb Re: Converting Woods BH90x thumb from mechanical to hydraulic

    MIE sells a hydraulic thumb for the woods BH, you should be able to get hoses/valves/cylinder from them.
  32. Re: Terrible road noise / cabin noise in new 2016 GMC truck

    I just picked up a 2015 GMC 2500 4x4 double cab WT with standard bed, nice and quiet, no issues. It is quieter than my 2005 GMC 1500. I would take your truck back to the dealer, have them check out...
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    Re: I don't have enough tractor/traction, what now?

    Since it is not my money, I would get spacers, chains and a blower. I find with the slightest bit of ice... my DK40 goes nowhere without chains. I have V-bar front and rear, hated to write the check...
  34. Re: Looking for a Box or 'Carry All' for FEL forks

    Is this it?
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/build-yourself/123610-fel-carry-all.html
  35. Thread: Satellite Radio

    by IXLR8
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    Re: Satellite Radio

    You can get a portable device, it will be a separate subscription from the one in the truck. At one point there was a discount for multiple subscriptions on one account but I don't know if they do...
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    Re: I hate vehicle shopping!

    It will mean a bit of work... but how about this option.

    smythcars
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    Re: I hate vehicle shopping!

    The last several Toyoda dealers, and one Honda dealer, I went to look at new vehicles. I told them the vehicle I wanted, the options I wanted and asked them the bottom line out the door price. All...
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    Re: Norton, Kaspersky or McAfee?

    I find Norton and Mcafee to be system hogs, really slowed things down. Norton use to load itself in the root directory and it was about impossible to completely get rid of. I ran AVG for a while...
  39. Re: Do I really need scarfires on a Grading Scraper?

    I have 1/4 mile dirt road to maintain. It packs so hard that my BoxBlade just bounces over it and hardly cuts in unless it is damp after a good soaking rain. Yes, I should have bought a heavier BB, I...
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    Re: Building our retirement home

    What are you using for water-proofing?
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    Re: actual use of tier 4

    I see what I believe to be a little bit of misinformation/misunderstanding in this thread. DPF/regens are to take care of the particles/soot from the diesel fuel burn. The use of DEF fluid or EGR,...
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    Re: My Working Gloves Suck !

    Did you pick them up locally or online? Please let us know how they work out for you. I don't go thru gloves as fast as you do... but I am tired of spending good money on junk gloves that hardly last...
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    Re: Pneumatic Grease gun?

    I have 2 of the Lincoln pneumatic grease guns, really like them, they work great around the shop. I am thinking of getting a battery powered one to handle the tractor lubing duties, I am getting...
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    Re: Everything Attachments Box Blade?

    I have a 78" EA box blade on my DK40se, only have about 15 hrs on it, so far it has worked great. I don't remember which version I have and I won't be able to check until Friday. I put a level on it...
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    Re: ripper for roots?

    It will be interesting to see how it works out if you get it.
    Here is what one guy did for ripping out roots with his backhoe. By all reports it seems to work well....
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    Re: Wedding today at my gazebo

    Eddie,
    That is one beautiful gazebo!!!
    You don't do anything half way do you??
    All in or nothing seems to be your methodology.
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    Re: Mini split A/C Heat Pump systems

    We installed a Mr. Slim about 5 years ago, we have been happy with it. We use it for AC in the summer and heating in Fall/Spring. Doesn't do much for heating when the outside gets below 20dF. We fire...
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    Re: Suggestions for a Hydraulic Top Link for a CK30

    I have both Top-n-Tilt, if you are doing any sort of blade work... they make the job MUCH easier. I didn't get mine from Brian/Fit-Rite, although I wish I had.
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    Re: Kioti NX4510 hst problem

    I have the same issue with my DK40, dealer changed out the entire HST unit... tractor still does the same thing. My old CK30, when you moved the pedal... the tractor moved.. immediately, no delay. I...
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    Re: Well she left... and my first review

    The mats on my CK30 never moved around until I removed the right side one time. I never could get the nubs back in the holes and it tended to move after that. I never tried to pull the nubs thru,...
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    Tires Re: Right tire pressure?

    Same method, same pressures, except my R4's are filled.
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    Re: CK30 vs DK40 size....

    I upgraded from a CK30 to a DK40, I wanted the extra lifting capability of the DK FEL and I wanted to be able to put a stronger BH on it than what I had on the CK. The CK is slightly more...
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    Re: kioti grease fittings

    I have the Lock-n-Lube, I lift front wheels off the ground and I still can't get grease into the front axle center pivot. Dealer doesn't seem concerned, says they rarely are able to get any grease in...
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    Re: DK40SE Squeal When Moving in Reverse.

    When I take my foot off the forward pedal, tractor keeps driving for 3-10 seconds, temperature dependent, lower temps longer drive times. If I try to push on the reverse pedal while tractor is still...
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    Re: DK40SE Squeal When Moving in Reverse.

    My 2 year old DK40 with 76 hrs on it just started to having the reverse squeal. It is going to the dealer next week for some other HST issues and I hope to have them address the squeal issue as well.
  56. Re: I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    Loader connections have been removed/replaced several times.. no change. The person I have been dealing with at the dealership has been the owner. He started off unresponsive and has since become...
  57. Re: I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    Update- Just got off the phone with the dealer, his lead mechanic has been working with Kioti on this issue. He said Kioti has agreed to replace the entire HST unit rather than hoping the fix the...
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    Re: CAST-IRON Pan Cooking

    My fiancee loves the old cast iron plans she inherited from her grandmother, uses them all the time. I bought her some Lodge CI pans to round out her collection, she hates them and won't use them. I...
  59. Thread: 50 Hour done

    by IXLR8
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    Re: 50 Hour done

    Hmmm, when I bought my DK40, my dealer said he would split the costs of doing the 50 hr with me, and provide "free" pickup and delivery of my tractor. It is about 80 miles to the dealer from my...
  60. Re: I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    Lets see if I can update everybody who has had some suggestions. Finally have had some meaningful communications with dealer, he says this is not normal behavior, he is stumped and is calling Kioti....
  61. Re: I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    To be honest, I don't remember. Normally I run the tractor at about 1400 rpm and it would be fairly obvious. I was running it about 2000 rpm to try and get things done in a semi reasonable time frame...
  62. Re: I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    Dealer has been contacted, so far... very unresponsive.
  63. I'm looking for COLD weather hydraulic fluid recommendatoins

    My DK40SEH is starting to drive me nuts with this cold weather. I've been using it to move snow banks and clear the driveway to my shop. The FEL is painfully slow to dump. After picking up a load of...
  64. Re: Who here is glad they went to a snowblower this year??

    I wish I had a blower this year. Neighbor cleaned up our private road Sunday evening, pushed everything well back. Winds blew over 50mph Sunday night, Monday morning we had drifts 4-6ft high in the...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    I just put my front chains on as the V-bar chains on the rears only were not enough any more to get around and move all the snow we have!!
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    Re: Got my new woodstove put in today

    I have a Vermont Castings Defiant Encore I bought new in 1986. I have been heating my present house with it for the last 10 years. Love the stove, but you can't touch any panel on it when it is...
  67. Thread: ck dk trade

    by IXLR8
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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    That is the truth. I was trying to lift my shed to get some new blocking underneath to level it, no ballast on the back. I tried to lift the shed, but it didn't move... but I felt the tractor...
  68. Thread: ck dk trade

    by IXLR8
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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    Yup, the front axle level was low, topped that off at about the 10 hr mark. It survived sub-zero temps last year so I assumed antifreeze was okay. Now you are going to make me dig out my meter and...
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    Re: Looking for wireless weather station

    I am running the Davis Vantage Pro 2, installed it Feb '06. I just started getting an error message that Davis can't explain, but unit works fine so I am ignoring it. I have the monitor station in...
  70. Thread: ck dk trade

    by IXLR8
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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    grm61- Initially the rear tires were over inflated. Only the center 3" of the tire was hitting the ground. I moved the tires so the valve stem was at the top, and when I let some of the air out,...
  71. Thread: ck dk trade

    by IXLR8
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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    A 'snappy' response is a good way to describe my CK loader, except when I loaded the 9 cuft bucket to the max with dirt. Yes the bucket was a 9 cuft bucket, stock is 7cuft. I bought the CK used and...
  72. Thread: ck dk trade

    by IXLR8
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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    I wanted a better loader as well, but the DK loader doesn't seem much better, it is definitely slower. I am hoping that the hydraulic pressure is low as both the loader and the backhoe don't seem as...
  73. Thread: ck dk trade

    by IXLR8
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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    I had R4's on both tractors but the DK's tires are more aggressive and have less surface area, coupled with the fact the DK is heavier, it tears up my yard more. I wish I had gotten the 'turf' tires....
  74. Thread: ck dk trade

    by IXLR8
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    Buying Advice Re: ck dk trade

    I traded my 05 CK30 FEL w/backhoe (450hrs) +$10K for a DK40 FEL a year ago. Wish I had kept the CK.
  75. Re: ? Mystery, when I click "What animal made this paw print"

    I get the same thing, running Firefox and Win7.
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    Thumb Re: Thumb install on Titan Forks

    I was thinking of doing something similar, thanks for some ideas I hadn't thought of.
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    Re: InvisibleFence brand GPS containment???

    $3K does sound a bit steep, but I got quotes between $7K-$9K to put a fence around a section of my property, about 3/4 of an acre, to keep my dog in. It might be a tough choice between ugly fence for...
  78. Forks Re: I'm looking for a grapple attachment that will slide onto my forks

    That looks interesting, can you provide a ballpark price?
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    Re: InvisibleFence brand GPS containment???

    Not much training needed if the dog has any brains and you do it right. You put flags near the zone edge and the dog learns quickly not to go past the flags. My cousin has 3 homes, invisible fence...
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    Re: Portable shelters

    I don't have any issues with condensation, but after 8 years I do have a few spots where the cover has worn thru rubbing on a few tubing joints at the top and I am now getting some water coming thru....
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    Re: Portable shelters

    I have a 14' x 22' x 10' round top shelter from MDM in Connecticut, it has zip up doors front and back. I bought it 8 years ago for about $600 and anchored it with the cable anchors they provide with...
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    Re: Spray foam didn't stick

    Location does matter for thickness. There are a dozen reasons, but moisture (condensation) is the number one reason spray foam will not stick, surface needs to be DRY.
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    Re: Oil Drops over 30% since summer, now what?

    I think Saudi Arabia can afford to pump oil down to $45/Barrel, but Russia and Iran need oil prices above $95/Bl otherwise their economies aren't funded. Some of the other mid-east oil producers can...
  84. Re: Geothermal heating system and extreme temperatures.

    The reason I asked about basement insulation was due to the fact that the standard 8" poured concrete wall only has a total R value of about '1'! :eek:
    So I would hazard a guess you don't have...
  85. Re: Geothermal heating system and extreme temperatures.

    Are you heating the basement? If so, what is the foundation and what sort of insulation do you have there?
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    Re: geothermal questions and possible DIY

    Does the extra $3500 buy you any better warranty or piece of mind?? If there is an issue, can you handle it or are you going to have to call somebody?
    I know for me, I could install it but I don't...
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    3 of my 4 neighbors ran 3600rpm cheap generators, 24/7, when we had our recent 4 day power outage. They were so noisy it was difficult to sleep. I just bought a Honda inverter generator so I was not...
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    Re: Portable Generators

    Mike,
    Thank you for this. I just picked up a honda eu7000is and I am having my old FPE panel replaced and a generator hookup installed. I was going to go with an interlock setup on the panel, but...
  89. Thread: Work Shoes?

    by IXLR8
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    Re: Work Shoes?

    I had a pair of Wolverine boots that lasted me 12 years, loved them but I didn't take care of them properly. I couldn't find that model again so I bought some RedWings. They cost about $175 and I...
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    Re: Put my Chains on Today

    I put my chains on yesterday, woke up to 3" of snow today and still snowing!! :eek: I run front and rear chains, strictly for moving snow.
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    Re: Put my Chains on Today

    I put mine on today as well. Much nicer messing with them with the temps in the 50's and the sun shining rather than temps in the 20's and starting to snow like I did last year.
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    Re: Regrets about your Foundation type?

    Our house in Conn was built in 1820, had a full basement and just rocks for the foundation. Dirt basement for the first 10 years I lived there. Put in a concrete slab floor, no plastic under it,...
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    Re: geothermal questions and possible DIY

    I am interested in geothermal for my next house. I found 2 online DIY geothermal supply sites while doing research, looks like I only saved the link to one of them. I haven't contacted them yet so I...
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    Re: Inverter generator with well pump ????

    3pt- I think that is the difference between a generator with "auto-idle" and an inverter generator. From what I know, an "auto-idle" generator has basically two modes, idle and full speed. An...
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    Re: Inverter generator with well pump ????

    Tig- Thanks for the input, I am considering one of these two. As far as I am conserned, no inverter generator is reasonably priced.

    Yamaha EF4500iSE - 4000 Watt Electric Start Inverter Generator. ...
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    Re: Inverter generator with well pump ????

    This is exactly what I am afraid of.... will an idling inverter generator be able provide the power a well pump starting up will need with out messing up the motor.
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    Re: Inverter generator with well pump ????

    I have solar panels for hot water, propane for cook stove and wood stove for heat. My two big draws are the refrigerator and the 1/3 hp well pump. I have 3 neighbors who are running 3600 rpm...
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    Inverter generator with well pump ????

    We have been without power for a few days now and when the dust settles I am thinking of picking up an inverter generator vs one that screams at 3600 rpm all the time. I was wondering how well an...
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    Re: Longest power outage?

    Longest outage was for 3 days, 7 years ago. Outages have been getting shorter and shorter, and less and less often, since then. Used the wood stove to heat the house, gas stove to cook with, put food...
  100. Thread: Grapple weight

    by IXLR8
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    Grapple Re: Grapple weight

    Assuming you have the 300cx loader, from what I have found, the stock bucket weighs about 210 lbs. The lift spec at the pins is 960 lbs, if you put a 620 lb grapple on it, you won't be able to lift...
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