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    Re: Welding cylinders explosion

    Remember this video when you are following that ole boy in a pick up with 2 55 GL barrels of gasoline sliding around in the back.

    Ron
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    Re: MF tractor ac needs freon

    If you have to add refrigerant (Freon is a brand name), make sure you do, then find the leak first or you will be doing it over. Low on refrigerant always means a leak somewhere. Most common are...
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    Re: How many inspectors/Qc guys.

    I have over 50 years in the trades, as a QA/QC, Superintendent, Project Manager, Design Manager and still am not qualified. Hardly a project was done that we did not find design errors or some...
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    Re: Consumable tractor parts: Filters

    I buy my filters and other consumables at NAPA. Their branded filters are made by WIX. Cross reference was no problem. They have several levels of pricing; over the counter retail, military...
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    Re: New Member, Pacific Northwest

    You are #1
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    Re: New Member, Pacific Northwest

    Welcome aboard TBN. The PacNW crowd keeps growing. I think there are up to ten of us here in the PS area. Maybe we should have a picnic before the rains start again. So here is the invite, August...
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    Re: Transporting Tractor with Loader

    I think the A frame idea would work but it will raise a whole new bunch of liability issues if ole man Murphy decides to visit. If ir not designed, inspected, and certified by an engineer an...
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    Re: How many inspectors/Qc guys.

    I have been a Contractor QC manager on military contracts through the USACE and NAVFAC. They both require the contractor to staff a QC organization to inspect and certify the contractor's work. I...
  9. Re: Can't find loader pins for 1974 John deere 300b

    Like Boggen says it depends; are the pins worn, are the bushings (bearings) worn, are are both worn? We can help more if those three questions have answers. The pins are probably harder than the...
  10. Re: #6 Ground Wire? Spa wiring requirements

    I stand corrected, I looked at the diagram again. The connection to neutral is for the GF function. So, the max load will probably only be encountered when heating an initial fill of cold water. ...
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    Re: Welding and age

    Never worked at PSNS but did do some Marine piping in the Portland yards. I can see where that would work. A lot of marine piping is fab in shop and then nested in pretty tight. What I did was not...
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    Re: Welding and age

    We need to set up a TBN welders reunion and all get together over a keg and see who has the best war story from our younger days welding for a living.

    Ron
  13. Re: #6 Ground Wire? Spa wiring requirements

    No, all the heaters are 120V so they all put load on the neutral same as the two power conductors. Down rating only works where the 120V loads are incidental. Look at his wiring diagram, all the...
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    Re: Welding and age

    Don't feel like the Lone Ranger, I am 78 and have the same if not worse problem. Yes it makes for a shaky cover pass, but it is whats under that counts. I have a special pair of ANSI safety glasses...
  15. Re: #6 Ground Wire? Spa wiring requirements

    I am surprised that all our electricians have not weighed in on all this disinformation being passed. Electrical codes are all about safety. Electrician I am not; but have done a lot of it and even...
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    Re: Civil 3d and AutoCAD?

    Off the subject but I noted your experience in CM and Quality Control. There is a much overlooked opportunity, if you have an eng, arch, or CM degree, in Contractor Quality Control Management on...
  17. Re: Sulfur / Rotten Egg Smell in New Deep Well

    Decomposing organic matter generates Hydrogen Sulphide gas which the water absorbs. It is a normal process that at that depth has been going on for eons. A lot of oil wells are also full of it...
  18. Grapple Re: Yet another grapple question, Specific to the Pacific NorthWet

    I am down the road aways from you and have ripped out a few alders with my little BX25. Up to 4" I cut off 4' above the ground and push over and out with the FEL. As they get bigger they get harder...
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    Re: financing a used.machine

    I tried to finance a used tractor and some implements 4 years ago and was told by both banks and credit unions no dice, we do not finance used stuff except cars and trucks. The dealer would only...
  20. Re: ideas for mowing shoulder/ditch next to driveway

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/projects/314836-new-pull-behind-trimmer-52-a.html

    Try this possibility.

    Ron
  21. Re: new pull behind trimmer with 52 inch offset trimmer

    They also make a version that mounts on the 3PT and operates from the tractor hydraulics instead of another engine. I want one badly but need a cash infusion first They are $950.

    Ron
  22. Re: Lightning protection for metal pole building

    http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/DOD/UFGS/UFGS%2026%2041%2000.pdf

    I am of the opinion that this thread has some basic misinformation. I am not an expert on the subject either; but, I have been involved in...
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    Re: Make Hydraulic line?

    Most hydraulic flares in my experience are what are called reverse flare fittings. The male end is down in the socket of what looks like the female part. They are also a double flare which is a...
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    Re: Hydraulic pump

    OLDNSLO is right. Lookin in the WSM for my BX25 it is flange mounted direct to the HST with the drive internal. As JJ says, check that one out first. If it is out of factory spec rebuild it or...
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    Re: High Water Table

    This can be tricky depending on all the variables. If you can drill the hole w/o cave in you do not need the sonotube. What is at the bottom of the hole, mud, clay or well compacted material? ...
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    Re: Recycled asphalt

    Plants will grow up through even hot laid asphalt. The right but expensive way: Remove all vegetation even the roots. I have had to excavate as much as 12" to get below the organic layer. Build up...
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    Re: Welding 3/16" & 1/4" with 120v wire-feed

    A pretty weld is not an indicator that it is a sound weld (strong as the base material or more). Like my old welding instructor said over 60 years ago, pretty is not where the strength lies. He...
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    Re: Replacing Rear PTO Shaft - BX24

    Looking at my BX25 WSM which I am sure is the same as the 24 it looks pretty straight forward. There are no snap rings, thrust devices, and no adjustments. I would do it in a heart beat. The...
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    Re: Replacing Rear PTO Shaft - BX24

    Have you considered getting the Workshop Manual? They are less than $100 at your dealer's. This is probably not a repair many or very few of u, has had to do including me. That is the first place...
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    Re: What Ground Cover to Use>

    Thanks for the prompt replies. Sure would like to hear what is used on the west coast too.

    This is our vegetable plot.

    Ron
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    What Ground Cover to Use>

    We got off to a late start on the garden and have several areas that will not be planted till next year.

    What is the best ground cover to plant now and then later for the winter? Criteria:

    up...
  32. Tires Re: Check Tire Pressure with Liquid Filled Tires

    I am confused; if there is only a 70% fill of fluid, with the tire valve a 1200, there should only be air at that point. The fluid and air do not mix and air being lighter would be at the top of the...
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    Re: help with drive belt?

    Good small engine repair shops have excellent cross reference manuals to find parts unless obsolete.

    Ron
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    Re: Finally getting a BX25D

    Welcome aboard and Ditto on Dragoneggs. We BXers are an elite group here here on TBN. We trade a lot of info and even some secrets. Questions with pictures guarantee a response and a lot of...
  35. Re: My little welding table DIY accessories

    Us old pipe fitters are lost w/o 2 framing squares handy and a pipefitter folding rule. We also use two levels w/magnet bases, one for the horizontal piece and the other for the vertical. Yes, you...
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    Re: BX25D 50 hr Service Done

    My 2011 model manual calls for cleaning the strainer. I did and glad I did. Pulled out a teaspoon full of metal shavings and grindings plus some sticky black gunk. Filter had the same black gunk...
  37. Re: How can you tell if a PTO slip clutch is slipping correctly?

    I have not had luck trying to adjust it on the tractor. Take it off and do it on the bench. Mine stays out in the rain so it is a real PIA. the plates rust and seize up. I only have one. I am...
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    Re: Help with BX25D Transmission Fan

    I am waiting for the aftermarket 2 piece fan that just bolts on, no fuss no muss.

    Ron
  39. Re: ?? About gravel driveway and potholes

    Whistle started out right. New gravel in old pot hole just beats out in short time. One solution; scarfy it all down to the lowest PH bottom grade and re-compact. A new PH will start at the points...
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    Re: Ideas to grease an idler bearing

    Those are sealed bearings, when they go they go. You probably have to replace the whole idler. Ones I have had apart the bearing itself is usually replaceable. It is amazing what a bearing supply...
  41. Re: How do I get this cylinder housing off? See pics

    In my younger day we overhauled various compressors and other industrial machinery so am well aware of your dilemma. We used some thin steel wedges to break the seal of glued down gaskets. Found...
  42. Re: I have a favor to ask you about your posts

    I have a bigger problem with posts that assume everyone else knows what the poster is talking about. We all use some common abbreviations for various implements and parts but those uncommon things...
  43. Re: Grading with a subcompact to take out a slope

    I do not believe fabric helps with clay or other squishy subgrade. When it gets wet all you do is push it down deeper into the subgrade. I have the best results by digging out a foot or so of the...
  44. Re: Hydraulic Relief Valve Adjustment for Bx2230 and Bx1830

    Even .4 mm is pretty thin. Others have posted they used washers but that would only work if you were raising the pressure a lot. At 39 PSI per .1 mm. When I raised my pressure from 1780 to 2000 it...
  45. Re: Hydraulic Relief Valve Adjustment for Bx2230 and Bx1830

    Messick's one of the big advertisers on TBN does a big mail order business. Other posters here use them and give big hurrahs to them. There are 3 thicknesses, .1, .2, & .4 mm. Each .1 mm changes...
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    Re: Hopefully Simple Fix

    Seems that removing the FEL interrupts the fluid flow, probably a Power beyond connection to the 3 PT. Time to get some manuals on your tractor and quit guessing. My BX has the FEL valve permanent...
  47. Re: How does this undercarriage look like

    If he is trying to sell it w/o cleaning it up, that would raise a red flag about past maintenance to me. With all that dirt it is hard to do a good inspection.

    Ron
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    Re: building a small bridge

    I built a bridge 16' long and 9' wide using 3 16' ties for the stringers. They set on a 10' tie in each bank which has 3-4' of 1 1/4 minus rock in trenches 2' wide and 12' long. I had a lot of muck...
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    Re: Glad to join you all

    Welcome aboard. You made a good choice. Bought my BX spring 2011, now have over 1K hours, very satisfied, no mechanical problems only the results of hard work. It is not a waxed garage queen.
    ...
  50. Re: Hot rolled vs. cold rolled , welding and $ ??

    The problem with hot rolled round stock is it is not always accurately round, and definitely not smooth, the tolerance on dimension is pretty loose. Shafts and pins need to be smooth and accurate. ...
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    Ballast Re: How much does calcium weigh ?

    Remember the goal, weight or freeze protection. The more freeze protection you need the more weight you will have. If the temp causes the mixture to slush up you could get a lot of dynamic force...
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    Re: Board and Batten construction

    Board and Batten goes back to before kiln drying when siding boards were green lumber. The batten covered a joint that widened as the boards shrunk. Usually the batten (pine and Fir) was nailed on...
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    Re: Tubing tires on BX

    Ultra,

    Don't you have a Les Schawb Tire store near you. Up here if they don't have it they will get it. They carry the more popular sizes of tractor, implement, and riding mower tires. They are...
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    Ballast Re: How much does calcium weigh ?

    With calcium you get both freeze protection plus the weight. With CaCl your are adding double + to the weight of plain water. No other antifreeze substance adds that much weight. So, what is your...
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    Ballast Re: How much does calcium weigh ?

    It depends! What is the concentration of calcium in water? Easiest way is to find out how many pounds of calcium is added to a gallon of water. It is then # calcium + 8.4 # (weight of one gallon...
  56. Re: Grading with a subcompact to take out a slope

    I presume you mean turned over 180 degrees? I kept the flat side on the bottom and placed so they are the same as the bottom of the FEL bucket. That way I can still use to back blade smoothly w/0...
  57. Re: Grading with a subcompact to take out a slope

    I have a sub-soiler and am wondering how it works to plant trees? It does not get the dirt out of the hole. I use the BH for that. FEL makes too big a hole. I made my own tooth bar as all the...
  58. Re: Grading with a subcompact to take out a slope

    I have a BB but find it cumbersome to use as it does not hold much and you still have to dump and pick up with the FEL. I made a heavy duty tooth bar for the FEL. It now digs like a champ, even...
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    Re: belt lubricants

    If you need a lube on the belt, you need a new belt. There are all kinds of products out there made to satisfy what someone thinks they need. Some of the old remedies such as soap actually speed up...
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    Re: SS and retirement question

    I believe if you check deeper you will find it is 35 years. If you have more than 35 yrs they average the highest 35. If you have less than 35 yrs each of those years becomes a 0 in the equation. ...
  61. Re: Shop Manuals, worth the money or not ?

    It's around $80-90. I recently bought the Parts manual also, around $70. The parts manual is cumbersome to work with as the indexing is not user friendly. Wish they were all in PDF but K chooses...
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    Re: Tubing tires on BX

    I have tubed both my front tires at Schwabs. Have had both rears fixed once each. I am rough on those small front tires also. I work on a lot of forest debri, carry max loads, have rough terrain...
  63. Re: Shop Manuals, worth the money or not ?

    You can only get them from a dealer. I ordered mine from Kitsap Tractor when I bought my BX.

    Ron
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    Re: BX-25 backhoe relief valve adj.

    JJ,

    Not knowing the OPs level of mechanical understanding of hydraulics I tried to make it simple. If he really wants to get into this subject in depth he needs to get his own WSM first. I tried...
  65. Re: Need Recommendation for Good Chop Saw Blades

    I have had good results using Harbor Freight ones.

    Ron
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    Re: BX-25 backhoe relief valve adj.

    Looking through my BX 25 WSM there is no relief valve that sets the BH pressure less than the main relief on the tractor hydraulic circuit. There is an an overload relief valve that opens at...
  67. Re: Shop Manuals, worth the money or not ?

    I have the wSM for my BX25. Wouldn't be w/o it. I do most of my own mech work. A valuable thing in there is knowing when a special tool unique to your tractor is required. Helps decide do I buy...
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    Re: 7018 use on cast iron

    Back in the 60s there was an "Eutectic" bronze alloy arc rod we used for repairing cast iron plus a lot of things like joining copper/brass/cupro-nickle to steel and SS. It was a great tool in the...
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    Re: BX2660 Fuel Tank Blockage

    Maybe the second filter has a floating piece in it or the booster pump gets weak or dies after running awhile, just a thought. I always change both filters at the same time. Cheap insurance. I use...
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    Re: HP rating for pulleys

    Have you figured out what HP your pump requires? Only about half the pumps in Surplus Centers catalog have HP ratings. Of course the HP required is more dependent on the actually load developed not...
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    Re: HP rating for pulleys

    Here is an explanation for your bedtime reading:

    cc to torque to hp Conversion Update! - MovingSnow.com

    Ron
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    Re: hydraulic fittings

    I actually told him his problem, guess he got scalded a couple times and did not want to mess with it anymore. It cost me $50 to but new fittings and an hour to re-pipe it again. I was able to...
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    Re: hydraulic fittings

    JJ, don't forget nipples, they need to be XH (Schd 80) seamless also. That can be the weak link. Those black fittings at the hardware store are malleable iron (125# pressure rating). Hydraulic...
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    Re: BX 2200 stripped oil bolt

    Take it to your local NAPA store. The next available size you may be able to retap the hole. Even buying a drill and tap is cheaper than replacing the pan or removing to weld in a new thread boss....
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    Re: Will a tiller actually till 8" deep?

    Are your shoes adjustable? For max depth set them all the way up. My LP adjust by several holes with bolts. I get at least 6" and if I go over it several times I can reach down about 8". But I...
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    Re: HP rating for pulleys

    BTU/HR/Minute,/Second, Calories/second, kilowatts, watts, joules can all be converted to HP. There are conversions on the internet. I have a package on my computer that converts any like...
  77. Re: Plastic Fuel tank repair suggestion (in this case, its a lawn tractor)

    The hot air gun process is the best in my opinion. In my pipe fitter days I did a little of it, never got real proficient though. I repaired my MH draoin tanks working in the overhead position. A...
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    Re: HP rating for pulleys

    In general, I have always considered die cast and stamped steel pulleys a fractional HP and light duty. They are low cost and destroy themselves under heavy loads taking the belt(s) with them.
    ...
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    Re: How to disconnect backup alarm?

    Scotty and Tim, I agree up to a point. Meanwhile I have to enforce the rules as they are, even though they may not be based on facts but ideas. Maybe, just maybe, the bureaucrats that write the...
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    Re: How to disconnect backup alarm?

    Is you BH being used on your property or off site? On your own property unless you are a farmer/employer you can get by with murder till an incident happens and insurance is involved. If used in...
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    Re: BX 50 Hour Hydro Pedal Adjustment

    The BX 25 WSM has the same language and pictures. Must be a tried and proven system. The HST creep factor has not changed on my BX25 in 1000 Hrs of hard use.

    Ron
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    Re: BX 50 Hour Hydro Pedal Adjustment

    OK 2 wheel, I was trying to not get into a complicated discourse that most would not understand anyway. The HST acts as a dynamic brake when you let off on the pedals. The mechanical linkage for...
  83. Re: You got me under pressure......Kubota BX25D Style.

    There is no adjusting screw (bolt) on a BX, that is what the shims accomplish.

    Ron
  84. Re: You got me under pressure......Kubota BX25D Style.

    I hate to be crass, but, if you can afford a tractor and want to do your own maintenance and repair work, get the WSM. Costs less than $100. It is a copyrighted document available through any K...
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    Re: BX 50 Hour Hydro Pedal Adjustment

    OK, Semantics. The Hydro pedals override the brakes, let off on it, and the brakes activate. The brake pedal locks the brake discs for parking. The WSM calls it the brake system hence my...
  86. Re: You got me under pressure......Kubota BX25D Style.

    Where I noticed the big difference was in using the FEL w/forks and the 3 PT w/forks. Also the BH is a lot better at break out force with the bucket. I have noticed that the relief valve has...
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    Re: BX 50 Hour Hydro Pedal Adjustment

    In 1000 Hrs I have only had to adjust the brake system once on my BX25. It acted like the brake discs were worn out. The Workshop Manual (WSM) instructions are clear on how to do it. Only takes...
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    Re: No Super UDT in Canada

    I finally wheedled out of someone at Valvoline/Ashland that they make SUDT2 for Kubota. He stated that it is not a synthetic oil and that there is nothing unique about it as far as he could tell. ...
  89. Re: You got me under pressure......Kubota BX25D Style.

    I made up an in-line gauge with a tee and two mating QCs. I put it in the line from the pump at the BH connections. That way I can see the pressure as it is being used. My BX was a little on the...
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    Re: Relocate the BX25 fuel pump forward.

    Not sure moving it will help much. I moved the filter at the engine fuel pump down underneath to make it easier to get too. Pulling the cowling to get at stuff is a real pain in the rear. Now 5...
  91. Ballast Re: How do I find out what liquid ballast my tires are filled with?

    Don't know. We bought it same place as the CaCl and it came in 1 GL jugs. CaCl came in 100# bags. The thicker it gets the slower it dissolves. Forget it for your BX. Not enough weight increase...
  92. Ballast Re: How do I find out what liquid ballast my tires are filled with?

    Not only does the concentration lower the freezing point but increases the weight. If you add enough calcium it will be thick like syrup. My old industrial refrigeration days we had applications...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Greenhouse Construction

    Screws with neoprene washers. I have had bad results with silicon sealing this type assembly. A little movement and the bond breaks. Silicon works best when squished between two surfaces that have...
  94. Dealer Re: Dealer sold me a used 2012 BX25 but advertised it as a used BX25D...

    The dealer selling at that price has a big market in the small landowner business. They sell mowers and other small engine type garden stuff also. They are one deep in their shop for both tractors...
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    Re: Wheelbarrow Tires

    Get a foam filled one at Harbor Freight. I got tired of flats so fixed two of them.

    Ron
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    Re: Harbor Freight Greenhouse Construction

    You need to come over and see what I did with two HF units end to end (not completely done yet). We added clips screws and so-on and still had panels blow out 4 times in fairly mild wind. The door...
  97. Dealer Re: Dealer sold me a used 2012 BX25 but advertised it as a used BX25D...

    My BX25, 2010 vintage is labeled and the operating manual identifies it as a 25D. With new ones here selling at $16,750 paying what the op did, he did not in anyway get a bargain. The workshop...
  98. Re: Again - what grease - but with a few qualifiers

    Before you mess with tubs of grease (messy) check out the tubes of moly that HF sells. I use that with good results. Tubs work best when you have a air driven loader pump to fill your gun. Oh,...
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    Re: Finding soil bearing capacity?

    Your loam is a compressible material, not suitable for supporting a building or even a driveway slab. You have to strip all that off first. There is no substitute for a density test except a SWAG...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Quick Hitch too narrow.

    I had the same problem with my HF QH; I just ground off 1/4" on each side. Box blade was the only problem, everything else worked fine.

    Ron
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