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    Re: Texting while driving

    Yeah, I mentioned to my friend about getting a dash cam for the future.

    Are the cams good at showing the colors of the signals as well as the traffic ahead? That is, the traffic signal is way up...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    Funny story, just yesterday my friend was stopped at a red light with his left turn signal on. A County police officer in marked car was coming from the opposite direction, also stopped at the red...
  3. Re: In between the fender trailer with heavy axles

    OK, but it sounded to me that as soon as the rear truck tires rolled off onto the ground the trailer would start to tilt back to level and whack something on the truck. Seems maybe you would have to...
  4. Re: In between the fender trailer with heavy axles

    Would that work OK when you go to back off?
  5. Re: In between the fender trailer with heavy axles

    Does a tilt bed generally weigh more than a non-tilt of similar length, GVWR and build quality? What might the difference in weight be, if any, on a 20 footer?
  6. Re: Any reason not to turn implement 3 point hitch pins inward? PIC

    Always attach the side arms first. You can then raise the the 3-pt lift, if necessary, to make it easier to attach the top link. If the implement and/or tractor is not setting level on the ground or...
  7. Re: 35x, 45x, 55x, 65x series trucks... enlighten me

    Do they have farm/agriculture plates in KY? We have them in NY but you are limited to 150 miles and no interstate if you don't have a CDL.

    P.S. Mr. Pilot: Do you know what the difference is...
  8. Re: 35x, 45x, 55x, 65x series trucks... enlighten me

    I know you can spec an F350 SRW with a 10000 GVW package, not sure about GM; that may be the best way to go if you want to stay at 10K.

    Quite a few years back you could get 1-ton 3500 duallys...
  9. Re: 35x, 45x, 55x, 65x series trucks... enlighten me

    You've gotten a lot of good and for the most part very accurate advice here. Now you must decide what best fits your situation and budget.

    #1. I would say don't try to "fly under the radar" and...
  10. Re: 35x, 45x, 55x, 65x series trucks... enlighten me

    I don't believe that is correct for NY. Take a look at https://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv500c.pdf NYS Driver License Class Descriptions, if you haven't already. You can see you only need the class A CDL...
  11. Re: 35x, 45x, 55x, 65x series trucks... enlighten me

    I have also heard that some local law enforcement cast a wide net with the "for profit" or engaged in "commerce" interpretation. They got my neighbor towing race cars (his own) from the track where...
  12. Re: 35x, 45x, 55x, 65x series trucks... enlighten me

    When you're not in a CMV ie. personal car, do they still hold you to .04, or is that only when you're operating an actual CMV?
  13. Re: 35x, 45x, 55x, 65x series trucks... enlighten me

    Also, keep in mind that the requirement for DOT number registration starts at 10,001 lbs not 26,001, so you need the DOT# even without CDL. DOT number is always required for interstate and now more...
  14. Re: 35x, 45x, 55x, 65x series trucks... enlighten me

    When you say 20-25% tongue weight, that is for a GN, right? A receiver hitch should only need 10-15% on the ball to tow safely, is that correct? In which case a SRW 350/3500 should be OK as long as...
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    Re: Battery Drain 2008 Chev

    Just a (very) late followup on this. I paid to reactivate the OnStar and immediately all the battery problems went away. Still working good months later. Hope nothing happens when I transfer the XM...
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    Re: Help me decide deckover or low pro

    Does the trailer with "drive over fender" also become a full 96-102 inches for the entire length? That could be handy when loading pallets two across at the front.

    Another thing I was wondering,...
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    Re: Help me decide deckover or low pro

    Does the 21' include the sloped tail?
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    Re: Help me decide deckover or low pro

    He's not saying the truck weighs 11500, it's just that's the manufacturers GVW rating on the door sticker. In many states the DOT cops just add that to the tag on the trailer and you have to be under...
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    Re: Help me decide deckover or low pro

    Actually including the hitch weight in GVWR is becoming more common, I've seen it on several brands. Nothing wrong with it as long as you understand what you're getting in terms of axles, wheels,...
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    Re: B7100 Single Axle Trailer

    If it's a quick attach loader, could you make 2 trips, just have the loader itself on the trailer? Might be the cheapest/easiest, no renting or borrowing involved. Remember, it takes time to rent...
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    Re: dodge ecodeisel or ford f150 ecoboost

    I hope so, they're found in almost every car sold today; but I guess time will tell.
    Weren't there also reported some issues with deposits building up on intake valves?
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    Re: dodge ecodeisel or ford f150 ecoboost

    With turbo gas engines, isn't it the same "high pressure" fuel system as found in all non-turbo gasoline direct injection cars and light trucks? The pressure is high, but nothing like a common rail...
  23. Thread: Ford 3910

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    Re: Ford 3910

    I would just be sure that the only thing you need for the hydraulics are the external 3-pt linkages. How will you test that the pump, lift cylinder, draft/position control are working OK, no leak...
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    Re: Trailer build question

    I'm trying to understand what you used the 3" pipe for. I thought when purchasing a new farm running gear it comes complete with the "pole" (or in some designs, two poles) that connect the the front...
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    Re: E85 for American Fuel Independence !

    If the +40 cents is for premium high octane vs 87 e15, then it doesn't sound too bad.
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    Re: E85 for American Fuel Independence !

    True, ethanol subsidies were eliminated back then. But if producing and burning ethanol (especially from cane sugar) is a good idea, then why don't we import from Brazil and conserve our petro...
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    Re: Ford f150 diesel?

    I believe MF used the Perkins gas for a while but then went back to the 4 cyl Continental for those customers that wanted a gas engine. A dealer told me the Perkins gas was not as fuel efficient but...
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    Re: Gooseneck or bumper pull?

    There is no right answer because it depends on the item or items you're trying to load and how the trailer manufacturer laid out the placement of the axles. It would also depend on tow vehicle specs....
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    Re: Gooseneck or bumper pull?

    Normally the advertised length is the usable bed length, and includes the length of the dovetail, if any.
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    Post #27, +600 lbs for PJ gooseneck is more like...

    Post #27, +600 lbs for PJ gooseneck is more like it. I think someone was comparing an I-Beam deckover GN to a 6" channel lowboy equipment BP to come up with a 1300 lb incresse. If the design and...
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    Are these comparing the same width trailers, both...

    Are these comparing the same width trailers, both deckovers, same crossmembers, tails, ramps, no deck on top of goose, etc? 1,300 lbs sounds like way too much if only difference is hitch.
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    I still have my '73 C30 bought new. 350...

    I still have my '73 C30 bought new. 350 4-barrel, 4.1 rear. 350's were good, 292 six was good, 307's not so much.
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    I agree. He even said it sometimes stumbles with...

    I agree. He even said it sometimes stumbles with no load. Something is not right with the engine and all this talk about replacing differentials, smaller tires, new motors, etc is crazy at this...
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    Re: Ideas to make truck tow better

    That truck has an external hydraulic clutch slave cylinder, is that correct? If so, maybe there is an issue with that or the fork where it doesn't allow you to feather the clutch slightly but just...
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    Re: Ideas to make truck tow better

    Are you sure the 5-speed is original to your truck? If it is an NV4500 5-speed there were 2 different versions. The early ones had a 6.34:1 first gear, but the later ones were 5.61. If someone...
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    Re: Battery Drain 2008 Chev

    Not yet. I've been having to use the truck a lot, just made a 700 mile round-trip to up near Oswego, NY/Lake Ontario helping some friends move household stuff with a trailer. When I got back I had...
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    Re: Battery Drain 2008 Chev--Solved??

    So true, especially as a vehicle (or tractor for that matter) ages.
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    Re: Battery Drain 2008 Chev--Solved??

    OK, problem is located but not fixed. Appears the malfunction is with the Sirius/XM radio and/or OnStar system. When I pulled the radio fuse current dropped much lower, maybe around 1 amp or less. ...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, I will keep...

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I will keep checking things out.
    If fuel pump were running, would you be able to hear it by listening near tank?
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    Battery Drain 2008 Chev

    The battery on my 2008 Chevy 3500 6.0 has been running down if I leave it parked for few days. The battery is about 3 years old, so at first I suspected that. But it seems to take a proper charge...
  42. Re: Real world Chevrolet 6.0 gas mileage in 2500 HD

    A 1999 gas would have either been a 5.7 or 7.4. I had a 2000 3500 SRW, reg cab, 4x4, 4.1 axles and that was still the old body style. It would get about 17 on the interstate empty and not pushing...
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    Re: 2015 Dodge Ram 3500 Trailer Towing Chart

    You probably should have licensing and DOT numbers for that kind of towing when doing it as a business. But the fact is you can get away with a lot with big boats and large RV's because law...
  44. How/where did you end up selling? Whole units as...

    How/where did you end up selling? Whole units as is, part by part as is, or cleaned-up parts? Craig's list or other? I may be in same situation soon with similar. Thanks.
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    Sprayer Re: PTO Shaft For Sprayer

    I guess that might work as long as everything is a snug fit. I'll have to check it out. How many inches length did your extension add? Was the extension made of steel or aluminum and was it a nice...
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    Sprayer Re: PTO Shaft For Sprayer

    Yeah, I thought about that but I'd have to be careful as there's both metric and fractional sizes around from different manufacturers. Also I'd prefer to keep the old shaft intact in case I want to...
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    Sprayer Re: PTO Shaft For Sprayer

    That's exactly the kind of shaft that's on it now, just like a mower driveshaft that slides in and out, only it's too short to use with my newer tractors.
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    Sprayer Re: PTO Shaft For Sprayer

    I don't mind cutting the replacement shaft, and as you say the ag stores like TSC and AgriSupply have plenty on hand. My problem is I need to find one that has a 3/4" round yoke on the implement end...
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    Sprayer PTO Shaft For Sprayer

    I need to get a longer PTO shaft for my 3-point sprayer. The current shaft is regular 540 rpm 6-spline quick coupler on the tractor end and round 3/4 inch female with woodruff key on the implement...
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    Re: 20 x 18 box frame disk harrow

    Might be a stupid question, but are the rear blades supposed to run in-between where the fronts are running, or does it not matter?
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    Re: Workmaster 55 question

    Fill the tires or you will be straining the front-drive components as well as being somewhat dangerous. Get some heavy implement or weight box on the rear as well. I've had 16.9x30 calcium filled...
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    Re: 20 x 18 box frame disk harrow

    Locate me another one like that and I'll have a $100 finder's fee for you!:D
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    Re: 20 x 18 box frame disk harrow

    Price sounds OK, you can always touch up the paint. Be sure it has sealed bearings like the King Kutter, not white metal bearings that you have to grease twice a day, unless you plan to use it very...
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    Re: Trailer size help

    Thanks for explaining, I now understand why you have to be careful positioning the load on the 23' trailer.

    In your earlier post you say you had the trailer de-rated. How did you go about getting...
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    Re: Trailer size help

    I'm surprised it's easy to overload your dually rear axle with a 14K trailer. 20% of 14K is only 2,800 lbs. on the gooseneck. Even 25% would be 3,500 lbs.

    But I guess it's a combination of 1....
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    Re: 2017 Super Duty?

    It may sound dumb, but I know at least one guy (big, 6'5", way overweight) who had absolutely no need for a F250 but buys them instead of F150 because he says he "fits" better. The heaviest thing he...
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    Re: 2017 Super Duty?

    Does Ford currently use a different cab between ton and ton models? GM and Dodge use the same cab for all pickups? Maybe Ford is looking to go the same route (one cab for all) in the future.
  58. One thing everyone is leaving out of the equation...

    One thing everyone is leaving out of the equation is residual value vs REAL cost (net of rebates, special financing, etc), not MSRP, for new vehicle. Lower net price for a new equivalent will drive...
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    Re: I need help deciding on new trailer

    For most manufacturers is a 12K trailer usually just different axles, 6-lug vs 5-lug wheels and maybe 0ne size up on the 15" tires? I thought I read that somewhere.

    If that's the case then...
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    Re: I need help deciding on new trailer

    Is your new trailer the same length and width as the 14K borrowed one? Can anyone tell me if 1600+ lbs is a typical increase in weight when you go from a 10K trailer to a 14K? Would it be about an...
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    Re: Ford 3910 Clutch Replacement

    Nice job and description of your work.

    Is there anything else that be replaced on that engine when clutch is being worked on, I'm thinking maybe freeze-out plug?
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    Ford 2000 Transmission Question

    I've located a Ford 2000 3-cyl gas that has an 8-speed transmission (4 speed with hi-low ranges). I think I've read on this site that the 2000 also came in a 6-speed, and that version ran kind of...
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    Re: What weight can my truck legally pull?

    Now you're making no sense, of course the axle ratings matter. You know you can't pile all the weight on one axle and overload it.

    Same goes for GVW and GCW ratings, you're not supposed to exceed...
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    More than half the states now require DOT...

    More than half the states now require DOT registration numbers on 10K+ commercial trucks even when only being used intrastate, with many of the same driver, signage and equipment requirements as for...
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    Also because the intercooler is considered to be...

    Also because the intercooler is considered to be part of the emission control subsystem and drilling the hole could theoretically alter the air/fuel ratio.
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    Re: F150 ecoboost drilled my intercooler

    Likelihood of problems, if any, would also be related to ambient conditions, temp, rel humidity, etc. when boost is being called for.
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    Re: What weight can my truck legally pull?

    Can they make any money running at 26K or less? It seems the competition would be rough when others with CDL are running long 20-24K+ trailers behind dually 1-tons or 450's/550's, etc.

    A modern...
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    Re: I need help deciding on new trailer

    Actually 2,000 lbs is the weight of the 7k rated trailers. Since he is looking to upgrade to at least 10K the weight will be closer to 3,000 lbs, and a 14K will be over 3000.

    That's what I meant...
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    Re: What weight can my truck legally pull?

    Do they check individual wheels, that you're not over on the tire rating(s)?
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    Re: A lost Asset in Auto Transmissions

    Yeah, that was a long time ago. Nova's also had that tranny option back in the 70's. It was really just a cost-cutting feature.
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    Re: I need help deciding on new trailer

    I think you may be splitting hairs here between 60% and 67%. Why not just buy the trailer a couple feet longer than you need to squeeze everything on and you should be able to balance the weight the...
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    Re: I need help deciding on new trailer

    3' seems a little short for a dove tail on a deckover, did you have it built special that way? Most of the one's I've seen are 4' or 5'. I'm thinking a longer dove would help with the breakover but...
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    Re: I need help deciding on new trailer

    That's a nice trailer. How much would a new one like that sell for today? It's not a gooseneck, right?
  74. Another option is low profile utility/service...

    Another option is low profile utility/service bodies made by several manufacturers, if they provide the required storage.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMIdW8N5TAc&app=desktop
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    Re: 1956 Ferguson 40 Water pump replacement

    What's the best way to support the pulley/pump when trying to press off? Do they have some kind of support jig that wraps around the entire backside circumference of the pulley and then you press...
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    Re: Used Tractor Discount Percentages %%%%%

    +1 exactly. What someone paid 3 years ago will have almost no bearing on what it will fetch today. And if the purchase was 40-50 years ago like the 4020 it means almost nothing since (1)prices have...
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    Just be careful with the press and/or puller. The...

    Just be careful with the press and/or puller. The pulley assembly can crack if it's really tight and evenly distributed pressure is not applied. Good luck with it.
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    Re: Used Tractor Discount Percentages %%%%%

    They only "depreciate" 10% because the newer ones keep going up in price, especially with the stricter emission regs coming on line. And then there are the buyers who would prefer the older tractor...
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    Re: New farm owners: CUT or UT?

    What were the issues you heard about on the lower HP 5-series? I assume these are the one manufactured in India?
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    Buying Advice Re: Kubota vs JD...newbie with 80 acres

    Have you given much thought to the flexibility you will be losing in going from 3 tractors down to only one which is larger than anything you have currently? Will you be taking the loader on/off for...
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    Re: Transport advice

    As suggested Uship, or look/post here :
    Hauling Ads - Yesterday's Tractor Co.
    Also consider loading it all in a rental box truck if you want to make the drive yourself; you'll need a dock at both...
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    Re: Electric brakes issues Info need

    I have a multimeter, but I guess the question is does the circuit need a load on it similar to the brake magnets in order for the factory brake controller to sense that it's connected so it operates...
  83. Re: What has happened to tractors? Help us choose another workhorse for our tree farm

    Really sad :sigh:. Like the OP asked, "What has happened to tractors?", especially in the basic utility tractor category.
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    Re: Electric brakes issues Info need

    Do you know how to go about testing the factory controller and truck wiring? Can you use a tester like this:

    7 Way Trailer Connector Vehicle Tester Tow Ready Wiring TR20117

    In the description...
  85. Re: What has happened to tractors? Help us choose another workhorse for our tree farm

    About the seating position, it will only raise the COG a small amount since only a few components like the ROPs, foot and hand controls, instrumentation and exhaust (and the operator of course) will...
  86. Thread: Ford 601

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    Buying Advice Re: Ford 601

    The price is in the ballpark if it is all they say it is, especially with the implements if they are in decent shape. A 600 series will be far superior to an 8N, OHV engine, more cubes, more HP,...
  87. Re: What has happened to tractors? Help us choose another workhorse for our tree farm

    The 3930 is more of a straddle mount whereas most of the new utility tractors you are sitting on a platform, so it seems higher and more precarious than it actually is. Is the straddle mount...
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    What was the 240 cid six? Was it just a smaller...

    What was the 240 cid six? Was it just a smaller version of the 300? I know I had them in Econolines, but that was probably in the 70's. Did they also put the 240 in F-150's?

    My girlfriend's father...
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    It probably won't hurt anything to lower it if...

    It probably won't hurt anything to lower it if you can. However to let it idle for any period of time at low speed is not good. My JD operator manual says to avoid idling for more than 3-4 minutes...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: What implements would you suggest? MF 253

    Duwop, I admire your gardening perseverance in face of the physical limitations you're encountering.

    You already said it's getting difficult to install/remove cultivators on the Cub. If you could...
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    Re: GROUND SPEED PTO

    I've seen it used to drive the belts in a precision vegetable seeder, instead of relying on ground drive wheels.
  92. Re: Orginality of this 3 point set up MF 135

    Yes, get the other stabilizer bar installed.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: What implements would you suggest? MF 253

    Duwop,
    You don't say how big your "garden" is, but I generally agree with boggen on this one. If it's a typical home garden or even up to 1+ acre you're making a BIG mistake to get rid of the Cub...
  94. Instead of moving the shuttle to neutral, why not...

    Instead of moving the shuttle to neutral, why not move the gear shifter to neutral? The gears (1-4) are synchro as well on this tractor and you may find that the gear shifter is a little easier to...
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    Re: JD 5055/5065 price check and questions

    That's the way it was when I bought in June. I took the $1500, paid cash.
    Same thing with CNH about 4 years ago, although that was $2000 at the time.
  96. Re: Kubota M6060 vs. L6060 vs. NH T 4.75 vs. JD 5075E

    A little more than a year ago in 2013 there was an estate auction with a JD 5325, 4wd, cab, loader in my area that I was interested in, although I didn't need the loader. The owner had died and the...
  97. Re: Kubota M6060 vs. L6060 vs. NH T 4.75 vs. JD 5075E

    It's too bad you might have to sell the 4720 before finding a suitable used ag utility tractor. Looking for a used tractor takes more time/effort than buying new and it sounds like if you let the JD...
  98. Buying Advice Re: Compatible, smaller, older tractor, similar to an International Harvester 574

    Maybe ask this question over at w-w-w.red-power-magazine-dot-com/forums/ for best IH info (clean up URL address).

    I assume common in UK are Ford and Massey as well as IH. If you could find a...
  99. Re: Kubota M6060 vs. L6060 vs. NH T 4.75 vs. JD 5075E

    Hey, it's good you're a tire dealer. Have you considered going to radials? They would give a lot more traction without needing as much ballast. That could keep your total weight down for transport...
  100. Re: Kubota M6060 vs. L6060 vs. NH T 4.75 vs. JD 5075E

    Another thing, with the power shuttle the clutch usually runs in oil which should translate to longer life, especially if you do a lot of reversing at row-ends, backing up with a mower, etc.

    Just...
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