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    Rims Re: Looking for 13x24 rims for my Ford 1920

    Tractor tires 13.6x16 Like new

    not sure if these will help but ran across them last night
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    Re: Anyone with experience with Bobcat B300 TLB.

    Toronto being a major city perhaps someone local could rebuild the pump for you. or recognize the pump manufacturer so you could get parts directly from them. good luck
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    Re: M59 Breakdown and Repair

    I'm with you on the cab thread. 3 seemingly simple fixes to make it a legit commercial machine. I will be doing the same thing later this year and purchasing a used 310-580 sized machine.
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    Re: JD110 TLB & Laurin Cabs

    Justin case someone from Kubota reads this thread i'll say the day they come out with a factory cab or work a better price to partner with laurin is the day I will order mine. Hopefully it will be...
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    Re: Anyone with experience with Bobcat B300 TLB.

    very nice plowing set up
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    Re: build sort-of jib crane on carry-all

    I am looking to do something similar. instead I am planning to build what I need of a skid steer attachment plate and use on the loader end of a tlb. With an fel you may be able to do the same thing...
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    Re: Anyone with experience with Bobcat B300 TLB.

    sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I haven't been watching this forum too close. Yours is a later model than mine so perhaps they did add a posi trac switch. if you thought the forks were nice...
  8. Thread: boxblade

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    Re: boxblade

    i have a craftsman with ag tires now that could pull a small box blade. i thought maybe the ventrac could do it a little better, I am not expecting to be able to drag a yard of gravel in the box but...
  9. Thread: boxblade

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    boxblade

    I have seen some of the ventracs you can get a cat o 3 point hitch and was curious as to how they would work with a box blade. would the tractor be limited to a 4ft. box.
    thanks in advance
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    Re: Anyone with experience with Bobcat B300 TLB.

    I have been very happy with mine. At 1900 hours. These are strong machines for their size. The only problem i could see for you would be that they lack posi traction or an axle lock. not sure how...
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    Re: Ingersoll Rand BL 470 Backhoe Loader

    have you contacted your Bobcat dealer? Earthforce was bought out by Bobcat. I believe your machine is the same as the ones sold by Bobcat.
  12. Re: Garden vs. Yard tractor for 4 acres...compare, opinions please

    you might consider renting the equipment needed to get your yard in better shape, hire out the bush hogging to keep it managable for this year while saving and shopping for your tractor. by using the...
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    Re: Trailer Length for JD 110 TLB ?

    if you generally will have room to turn around the trailer I would go as long as you feel comfortable with. I always find a reason to carry an attachment or 2 and the room is nice. with that in mind...
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    Re: How much bank can a "mafia block" hold back?

    you might consider compacting the fill gravel behind the wall as you go up. as well, every other course lay a geotextile cloth between the blocks and back into the slope to act as a tie back.
  15. Re: JD Next generation TLB, replacement for the 110

    310K EP Backhoe Loader from John*Deere

    I guess this is JD answer to stopping production of the 110 they are offering a lower HP version of the 310.
  16. Re: JD Next generation TLB, replacement for the 110

    It seems odd, with the number of threads relating to this. requests from dealers, they would at a minimum contract Laurin to build cabs for them. Through a higher volume purchase it should lower...
  17. Re: JD Next generation TLB, replacement for the 110

    as far as breaking into the commercial market in my area I think both JD and kubota have dropped the ball with arketing. For example, if I were to mention I was interested in buying a skid steer one...
  18. Re: JD Next generation TLB, replacement for the 110

    Want to expand on how reliable your source was about Kubota coming out with a factory cab?
  19. Re: JD Next generation TLB, replacement for the 110

    AKFish is correct the market niche did get hammered with the economy but for me has been coming back the last 2 years. I have been able to stay pretty busy enough of late. The smaller B300 is a...
  20. Re: JD Next generation TLB, replacement for the 110

    I use a Bobcat B300 commercially. I would have liked the 110 but there were a few issues that made it less appealing. The lack of a spin around seat, inability to lift a 3600 lb. block and no factory...
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    Re: Classic Heavy Duty Work Trucks

    nice looking truck there. you guys have quite a big party up at Floyd fest. Very nice area.
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    Re: Classic Heavy Duty Work Trucks

    Verticaltrx, Where are you from in SW Va. I'm in the tri cities. And how about a pic of your C60.
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    Re: Classic Heavy Duty Work Trucks

    I run a '79 C65 in my business. The old gas engine keeps running and getting the job done. At this point I see no reason to buy a newer truck for working local jobs. They can keep the new emission...
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    Re: Bobcat B250 problem PLEASE HELP

    Mine is a single speed hydrostat
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    Re: Bobcat B250 problem PLEASE HELP

    It seems 2 things went down at the same time. 1st had to change out a servo in the shift linkage and 2nd clean out the shift solenoid. a piece of metal was stuck holding it open or closed. Good Luck,
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    Re: Bobcat B250 problem PLEASE HELP

    I'll check tomorrow when i go down to the shop. I believe I still have the paperwork on the repairs. as I remember it was in the hydrostat system.
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    Re: Bobcat B250 problem PLEASE HELP

    I don't believe it is a electrical issue. I had a similar problem and the problem was in the shift linkage.
  28. Thread: backhoe size

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    Re: backhoe size

    http://www.machinerytrader.com/list/list.aspx?ETID=1&catid=1046&Manu=EARTHFORCE this might work
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    Re: 2014 Silverado/Sierra released

    Myself I'm not interested in any of the truckmakers new trucks. Haven't been interested in a Ford without the 7.3. GM after '06.5 on diesels. Dodge, do they make trucks? I have done quite well...
  30. Re: Diesel opinions: '93 Ford F250, '87 Ford F350

    My truck is a 2wd. that being said if it has a downside it is that it will get when empty going slightly uphill in grass everytime. I joke that if someone leaves a banana peel across the street in a...
  31. Re: Diesel opinions: '93 Ford F250, '87 Ford F350

    when towing 5000# i have never worried about how much fuel it uses. Mine still works for a living and when towing it's getting paid. By the fuel gauge it doesn't seem to drop that much. If towing an...
  32. Re: Diesel opinions: '93 Ford F250, '87 Ford F350

    Dave, my empty milage is 17 mpg. flat, hilly doesn't matter. for great milage drop speed to 65. You may want to check out 6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels they have a great idi section with some guys that...
  33. Re: Diesel opinions: '93 Ford F250, '87 Ford F350

    i'm at 285,000 miles on my '94 F350. it has the idi non turbo engine and 5 speed. great truck, not the fastest but it will tow what you need. I am a Chevy guy and can't come up with anything negative...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    are those spinner windows on the unimog like on ships?
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    Re: PT capabilities as an all-terrain fork lift

    Forkster mini skid material handling attachments increase the capacity and lifting ability of your mini skid or compact loader, and replace costly hand labor and much larger equipment.

    would this...
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    Re: Business Start-up, How to advertise?

    Great job on your website. Good luck,
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    Re: Boat transport truck choices

    Keep in mind I-12 and I-10 are about as smooth as a rollercoaster in Louisiana. Good choice on taking the 3/4 ton, keep your speed down till you get into mississippi. Straightest, flattest 300 mile...
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    Re: What's RIGHT about the M59?

    my backhoe doesn't have cruise either. however from the drive position i can easily reach back to the hand throttle at the backhoe position. put it in gear throttle up and go. one touch to the foot...
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    Re: 2006 bobcat b-300

    I get most of mine through the kubota dealer. hydraulic system try napa as the other gentleman said.
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    Re: Questions for Kubota?

    I'll third or fourth the question about the M59 factory cab. Do they plan to add one and when.
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    Re: Getting Kubota TLB L46. Need some help

    I think what is being said is that the combination is oer 26,000 which does require the cdl. the towing vehicle alone by the example is at 19,000# which won't require a cdl until the trailer is...
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    Re: What is a good small 4x4 pickup?

    I had been running 3 trucks in my business. Using a '94 F350 diesel for most of my running around. With diesel prices the way they are I started looking for an older 4wd mini truck. Cae across and...
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    Re: Buying American

    For the last year I have been going out of my way to buy American. In most cases this has been a little more expensive but has also been for higher quality items. The cost diffrence becomes a wash...
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    Re: Vexing towing problem

    let a dozer tow it up and park it. another problem is the tow vehicle being lighter than the tow. on steep hills this can cause quick problems. or maybe winch the trailer up the hill.
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    Re: M59 Discussion Thread

    what would you guys say is the actual lift capacity on the loader of the m59? the specs say between 3000 and 3900 lbs. from time to time I have to lift precast block weighing around 3600# and wonder...
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    Re: bobcat b250 vs b300

    I guess another update is in order. I still have the B300 and it still suprises me. I have used it on a number of wall jobs and it lifting abilities are second to none in that size range. using a set...
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    Re: Any Opinions on Mini Trucks?

    Wildfire Motors - WF800-T

    have you seen these? they are street legal and capable of 45 mph.
  48. Thread: Truck Advice

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    Re: Truck Advice

    i'm thinking you have one of the nicest trucks made. add to that you like it. it will be hard for any replacement to live up to its standards. if gas milage is of concern i agree with exhaust, stage...
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    Re: ASV/Terex is killing my business!

    Kut Kwick Corporation : Heavy Duty Commercial Tractors Steep Slope Mowers

    would something like this work?
  50. Re: "New" GM doesn't want to repair products of "Old" GM

    Perhaps being from Holland would also give him the advantage of being able to back away from the problems and see them more clearly. It is possible.
  51. Re: "New" GM doesn't want to repair products of "Old" GM

    i had no warrenty issues with either of my GM trucks so can't ad anything to this. they are out of warrenty now so i guess it worked out.
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    Re: 2" or 2.5" hitch?

    I have a custom 3" receiver on my truck. I do tend to tow heavy at times and use a pintle and as well as smaller hitches. when it was being built we ran through an engineer at the fab shop it was...
  53. Thread: Chevy T8500

    by capt_met
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    Re: Chevy T8500

    it isn't the most common of trucks but at the same time not rare. many are powered by a cat 3126 engine and having a 6 speed tranny. they come in many configurations. some with 2 rear axles.
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    Re: 2007 Chevy 3500 Chasis cab Duramax

    congrats on your new truck. i had an '03 3500 that ran excellant and towed very well. as the equipment started getting heavier i traded it for a 4500 D/A chevy. i have towed over 20,000# up and down...
  55. Thread: Dump Trucks

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    Re: Dump Trucks

    on flat ground the advantages of the menzi are not as obvious. the menzi has a larger footprint for its weight so it cranes better imo. on slopes is where it shines. you can level the cab on steep...
  56. Thread: Dump Trucks

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    Re: Dump Trucks

    here you go Builder. first was towing a load of wall blocks to a job where the semi wasn't able to get to. second is the Menzi on the trailer. the menzi and trailer combine for close to 10 tons....
  57. Thread: Dump Trucks

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    Re: Dump Trucks

    still hoping GM starts building them again, it has been a great truck so far and a beast towing.
  58. Thread: Dump Trucks

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    Re: Dump Trucks

    I am in a similar situation as yourself, maybe 4-5 years ahead of you. I have a job that keeps me away from home and a few years ago i quit to go into the dirt biz. I have learned that nothing is ...
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    Re: Anyone seen a Boxer 700 series firsthand?

    i got to run one of the very small gehl articulated loaders at the rental place. i used it to load a couple attachments into the back of a flatbed. it had telescoping loader arms which was nice....
  60. Re: 1975 GMC 6500 dump truck with 366ci gas big block

    great buy, that truck looks like new. hope it serves you well.
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    Re: Got a tractor hauler (finally)

    Enjoy the project, that is a nice truck.
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    Re: Got a tractor hauler (finally)

    Are you plannning on towing as well as lodaing the bed? If not I would look at getting a detachable dovetail for it. similar to this. 2009 Isuzu NPR HD (4) Door -
    another thought is on ramps that...
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    Re: Chevy owner not suprised

    i guess i didn't go back enough pages, sorry for the repeat post then,
    good luck,
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    Chevy owner not suprised

    Chevy vs. Ford in Heavy-Duty Rumble in the Rockies - PickupTrucks.com News

    let the arguement begin.lol
  65. Re: 1975 GMC 6500 dump truck with 366ci gas big block

    i say buy it fast. these trucks in very good condition easily bring $3500. i have a 79 chevy C65. it has the same 366 with split rearend. none of the repairs including brakes have been very...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    let me throw a Chevy in the mix trailer weighing in around 10 tons
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    Re: recommend a small hydroseeder

    that is a good priced unit you have in your original post. coverage should be around 7000-8000 sq.ft. per load. you won't be able to shoot the heavy erosion control blends but it will be fine for...
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    Re: recommend a small hydroseeder

    how many sq.ft. do you plan on spraying each job and will there be any steep slopes?
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    Re: Duramax towing MPG

    if i were shopping today i would look for a LBZ Chevy from the pre-pollution years. let someone else take the hit for driving it off the showroom. in this economy it wouldn't be hard to find a low...
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    Re: Duramax towing MPG

    first off i am a GM man. and i do have some biases. i also have a 94 F350 with 265,000 still running strong that seems to never break down. the 94 is a truck Ford got right. it could use a little...
  71. Re: Is it worth it getting a 2 1/2" pintle receiver over a 2"?

    i recently was in the same predicament. i asked a welder friend what his thoughts were and he forwarded the question to an engineer at the shop he works at. the engineer ran some numbers and i ended...
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    Re: Duramax towing MPG

    i had a chevy D/A 4x4 dually 3500. towing around 14 i stayed around 11-13 depending on the hills/speed i was cruising. my present 4500 4x4 gets 12-14 towing the same weight. when towing 9 tons with a...
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    Re: GMC w3500/Izuzu NPR

    i am with Renze on this one. as far as medium duty trucks go these Isuzu perform as good as any with the diesel. the only downside seems to be towing ability. they seem to have the horsepower but not...
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    Re: Ford Offers V10 in F650/750

    I have an old C65 with a gas 366 in it. great old engine that as said earlier delivers the load cheaply maybe not fast but cheap truck that just works. i think the key on the success of this or any...
  75. Thread: IH Terrastar

    by capt_met
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    Re: IH Terrastar

    i'll stick with my GM. they are still available new i'm sure at a much lower price. and i would take the duramax over the 6.4 anyday. i do find it funny some of the folks i talk to always liked to...
  76. Re: What is covered in the Duramax Warranty Peroid?

    Did he post on Diesel Place - Duramax Diesel Discussion Forums yet. it gets the attention of the higher ups quick.
  77. Re: What is covered in the Duramax Warranty Peroid?

    i'll go with what samandothers said. if your friend posts at the diesel place i would bet he would get some satisfaction. a friend had a dealer issue with an 8.1 and posted there and got a pm the...
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    Re: 90 ford 1ton diesel

    i drive daily a '94 idi 7.3. everyone is right about its lack of power. however it will pull and pull heavy loads. it just does like a much older truck would, SLOWLY. the positives are parts are very...
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    Re: 2011 Silverado HD

    i am on my second duramax/allison equipped chevy. looking forward to more in the future. and since i now "own" the company i wouldn't think of buying anything else lol. on the other hand if i am...
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    Re: 790 w/ 70 loader question

    it would have been used as a shop tractor, unloading leftover pallet material and loading mulch, topsoil, some gravel. may do better with an older skid steer for these uses. or might look at a...
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    Re: 790 w/ 70 loader question

    thanks for the replies. i was hoping to be able to switch back and forth between a set of forks and the bucket. the weight limitations may be a deal breaker. glad i asked here first.
    thanks again,
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    790 w/ 70 loader question

    i am looking at a 790 with a 70 loader. my question is how hard would it be to put a skid steer quick attach plate in place of the system that is on it now. thanks in advance.
    good luck,
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    Re: What would you do?

    a year ago i sold a 3500 chevy. hands down the nicest truck i have ever owned or ridden. this is my opinion of course. the truck was 4wd drw with the duramax allison combo. had the LB7 series engine....
  84. Thread: Terex?

    by capt_met
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    Re: Terex?

    i would be real curious to hear a review of your new tlb after you have been able to run it a bit. i think if i was going to buy a full sized hoe i would go terex as well. the price is just too good....
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    Re: earthfoece ef4

    just looked through my manual and no mention was made of the shift lever or switch.
    good luck,
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    Re: earthfoece ef4

    ok, ken just saw your second post. i'll check my manual tomorrow when i go by the shop and see what i can come up with as far as numbers. i have a B300 manual.
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    Re: earthfoece ef4

    not real sure what your talking about either. the ef4 is the same as a B300. my dealer gave me the wrong fuel filter for it. ended up going through kubota dealer to get correct engine parts.
    good...
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    Re: GM Ends Medium Duty Production

    i own and work 2 GM medium duty trucks. an old C65 dump that still makes money. also, a 4500 4wd dump truck with the duramax/allison combo. i drove the ford 450 and 550 prior to buying the gm and am...
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    Re: Cutting and Bailing Hay

    the smallest i have come across are the BCS two wheel tractors with implements. they have a small round bailer. not sure for a ride on tractor.
    here is a link http://www.earthtoolsbcs.com/
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    Re: I'm showing off my new toy!

    Martin,
    congrats on the new hoe.
    looking frward to the pics of it dirty. a good review will be appreciated as well. i'm jealous of your AC.
    take care,
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    Re: 2009 Model Year Pickup Truck Sales YTD

    i have a GM 4500 truck and have been very impressed by it. the 3500 i had before was easily the best truck i have owned. i also have a ford. can't argue with the 260,000 miles and growing it has. i...
  92. Re: B200 operation question - re seat rotation

    good luck with it,
  93. Re: B200 operation question - re seat rotation

    the seat should not touch anything when it turns around. occasionally i'll have my knee hit the engine kill switch when leaning to look in a hole. what part of the seat touches? does this happen with...
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    Re: sirius radio question

    i switch my serius receiver between trucks and when in the backhoe i listen through a portable FM unit with head phones. when at the shop i leave it on in my truck and listen through a boom box....
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    Front-End Loader Re: FEL mounted road grader

    Skid Steer Solutions is the Internet's Premier seller of Skid Steer 3-Point Adaptors. For Skid Steer Products, we are your #1 choice. Save money and fuel by shopping online.

    i use an adapter...
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    Re: Loaded Up and Ready to Roll

    very nice trucks
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    Re: Kubota M59 vs mini ex and trackloader

    first off the IR570 is a 57HP model. mine is 48HP. i couldn't tell you what the road speed is. somewhere between 10 and 15. for the money it would be a tough machine to beat for your uses. with mine...
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    Re: Kubota M59 vs mini ex and trackloader

    bear,
    there are times with my bobcat where a full sized hoe would be great. are you planning to keep your larger truck and backhoe if you purchase the M59 or similar sized tlb?
    good luck,
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    Re: Kubota M59 vs mini ex and trackloader

    2005 INGERSOLL-RAND BL570 Loader Backhoe For Sale At MachineryTrader.com

    not much left to say
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    Re: Age old debate, which truck & motor

    i think the OP should stick with the truck he has till he has outgrwon it. i can't imagine specing a truck to tow something without knowing what it will be towing. the truck he has sounds like an...
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