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    Re: Walk behind snow blower effort envolved

    Ed if your interested in a BCS or a Grillo tractor and a blower you should visit the 2 wheel forum and ask in there, many folks with experience, a few user dealers and even a fellow that just posted...
  2. Re: Berco / BercoMac Snowblower Motor Chute/Rotation replacement found!

    Now there you go, very creative sourcing of "common" parts. I don't mind when the dealer is not the cheapest but competitive but man they were really Charging for their efforts.
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    Re: Two-stages snowblower for BCS

    Nice work there oldmech! I'm always interested in your builds.
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    Re: Any news on gas engine CUTS?

    Automotive gas engine were used in ag equipment (combines come to mind) years ago by major manufacturers like JD, MF, AC, Oliver, a few that I had or remember from back in the day,,, Chrysler 255...
  5. Re: Gravely 5660 - Lift up all the time while mowing?

    The bigger Kohlers need either the long shaft gearbox(not as common) and/or 15 or so lbs on the nose of the deck. I drilled and put a piece of 3/8 allthread on the front of the deck and lay some...
  6. Thread: A Crazy Idea

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    Re: A Crazy Idea

    Do I think a Quad could pull a moldboard plow/disk,,,,, heck ya just not sustained for acres and acres, that's tractor work, now the average sized garden I would think that would not be a problem. I...
  7. Thread: A Crazy Idea

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    Re: A Crazy Idea

    I'm headed in this direction although I don't have any "ground engaging" activities planned. My idea is to use the quads for snow removal, mowing, and hauling chores.
  8. Thread: polaris ACE

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    Re: polaris ACE

    Yep checked the tire pressure first thing and then the spring adjustment. Had it out about a week ago on the trails, much better ride without the sway bar hooked up but still not as good as the 570...
  9. Thread: polaris ACE

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    Re: polaris ACE

    I bought an Ace last fall and like everything about it except for the ride on the rough stuff, very harsh in the woods compared to a 570 sportsman. I have taken the sway bar links off in hopes for a...
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    Re: Dig down or float on top?

    Thanks,,, and I was worried 33x12x15 would be to wide to be effective, I prefer narrow tires for snow myself. When setting up the GT I use I bought a size under what was original and bar lugs.
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    Re: Dig down or float on top?

    I like the Jeep, what size tires are you running on that? Im heading in a similar direction, getting rid of the compact tractor opting to put the plow on a CJ for the heavy stuff and a plow on the...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: ATV Plow vs 16" snow storm

    Looks to do a nice job,, thanks for the video.
  13. Thread: Engine ideas

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    Re: Engine ideas

    I believe that would work also. There were many viscosities recommended over the years and quite honestly as long as the oil is "yellow metal friendly" the quantity in the axle is more important...
  14. Thread: Engine ideas

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    Re: Engine ideas

    Very nice write up Bruce.
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    Re: Plowing with an ATV

    I see most comparing plowing with an ATV to a subCUT or CUT, hands down there is no way an ATV can compare, it would be like comparing a subCUT or CUT to a 150hp 4wd farm tractor. How about...
  16. Re: buy a winch and snow plow for my ATV or buy a hydraulic front blade for my BX?

    A BX25D with a loader and hoe? Easy,, pick up an older cheap used 6' Meyers/Western/similar for a few hundy, pop the bucket off and mount the blade, use the bucket dump hyd circuit for power angle. ...
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    Re: Oversized wheels on a BCS

    Someplace in this forum there is a thread where the poster (oldmech) made a set of steel wheels, they were stock size but one could make whatever diameter, width and offset they wanted,,, however...
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    Re: Need input on the 523Dxi ?

    Desirable machine although most vintage attachments wont fit and the right ones are semi rare from what I hear. Beast of a machine though comparable to say a JD455. Benton ,,,, over in the...
  19. Re: Maybe Mr. Gravely saw one of these when he invented the rotary plow???

    Oh man does that sling the dirt! Bring it over here we can break it in 5 min or less with all the rocks. The rotary plow at just above idle and the slip clutch set light has bit me more that once.
  20. Re: Why do blowers do better on a full load tham when half filled?

    I have both, a single stage WH/Toro that is near new condition and an old 2 stage Gravely walk behind blower that has thrown some snow in its time. Both work well and even in wetter snow the single...
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    Re: Plowing with an ATV

    Yes it is a must if all you have is a blade, an ATV just doesn't have the weight/traction to displace 3' tall frozen snow banks. That 400 with 4wd is plenty big enough for removal of moderate amounts...
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    Re: Plowing with an ATV

    A well equipped ATV can push a fair amount of snow, however as explained above its limited by its lack of weight and available traction. Filling the tries, adding chains, having 4wd, and pushing...
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    Re: Homebrew atv snowblower advice wanted

    Just visit youtube there are plenty of folks that have repurposed various blowers for ATV use with varying success. I plan on doing something similar in the future for the new quad that will be...
  24. Thread: Engine ideas

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    Re: Engine ideas

    Yes if you locate the "special" stuff (GL4) that works, wont eat the brass gear. Last I know from those into Gravelys said engine oil for the trans also.
  25. Thread: Engine ideas

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    Re: Engine ideas

    Jeeze I forgot that important info on the additional oil in the trans, yes if I remember correctly my Kohler tractor uses 4 qts and it is engine oil, do not use gear oil as most of the stuff...
  26. Thread: Engine ideas

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    Re: Engine ideas

    This isn't an issue when repowering an L model other than blocking off the original oil lines, many use pipe plugs to close up any line connections on the transmission housing, all newer model 2...
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    Re: 1st gravely / help

    LoL I thought you had an electric starter,,,,,, anyways glad you have it fixed
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    Re: 1st gravely / help

    Jacks small engines has a pretty good parts diagram setup. When you say it doesn't engage do you mean the starter spins but doesn't turn the engine over or it doesn't even spin?
  29. Thread: GRILLO G110D

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    Re: GRILLO G110D

    Its my understanding that the Grillo/BCS Pto stops when you stop or go to reverse or am I incorrect? I don't have the new fangled rebadged overpriced Rapid Gravely, I have a Kohler model and the Pto...
  30. Thread: GRILLO G110D

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    Re: GRILLO G110D

    I think Pto operation like a Gravely might nudge me enough to convert.
  31. Thread: GRILLO G110D

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    Re: GRILLO G110D

    Pretty impressive specs/price on this new machine,,, all its missing is an independent live Pto.
  32. Re: Looking For A Gas Compact Tractor with loader and Mid Mount Mower

    I don't think such a machine exists current models anyways, last time I saw a gas compact (I think it was more a sub compact) was when Cub Cadet tried to market them. I guess they weren't very...
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    Re: snowblower and rocks

    The problem the OP is going to have in NE PA is any attempt with making a base to keep the rock at bay isn't going to work most years, our climate here is such that most years it gets warm enough...
  34. Thread: Which one?

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    Re: Which one?

    The closest would be the current x540,, liquid cooled, power steer, hyd lift and the addition of a diff lock which the 345 didn't have.
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    Re: John Deere M over heating

    The M uses a thermo siphon system, thermo systems don't like heavy anti-freeze mixes. Did you put the previous mix into the system and was it 50/50 if not it could be as simple as the mix being just...
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    Re: Berta Flail Mower vs Del Morino Brush Mower

    Most Gravely attachments have a slip clutch on them where they attach to protect the tractor and attachment. The adapter may help/hurt the tractor balance depending on the attachment as it puts the...
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    Re: Berta Flail Mower vs Del Morino Brush Mower

    The flail is versatile as it can be used for finish mowing, brush hogging, and initial clearing, however it requires the most hp and slowest ground speed when working on brush and high weeds. A...
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    Re: Poughing with a Fort two wheeler

    How long to plow 3 acres? Well I've never undertook more than a 1/4 acre garden myself with a walk behind and I used a rotary plow. From some horse plowing sites they claim a plowman walks 11 miles...
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    Re: Poughing with a Fort two wheeler

    I think weight would be the limiting factor but easily remedied with barbell weights and homebrew adapters. Someone on the site has made themselves a set of steel wheels which are pretty aggressive...
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    Re: Berta Flail Mower vs Del Morino Brush Mower

    I would say that a flail or sickle would be safer and less likely to be damaged than a rotary type mower on "virgin" ground. I will generally use a sickle mower on unknown terrain first and then...
  41. Thread: X310 and X360

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    Re: X310 and X360

    For the price (extra 1300 msrp) you get 3.5 extra hp, 2" taller tires, a low fuel light, tilt wheel, 6"wider deck with 90 degree rotatable wheels with 3 more positions on the settings of the deck...
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    Re: John Deere BW Power Steering Add On

    No help on your requested info but nice looking machine.
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    Re: Project cj-5 jeep 1971 225 v6

    Nice work on the Jeep! Im about to start on a 79 silver anniversary CJ5 in the next week or three, if it comes out half as nice I will be happy.
  44. Thread: x360 and x530

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    Re: x360 and x530

    Perhaps you could set it up that the dealer could get them back there when they drop it off? Most dealers would as a courtesy.
  45. Thread: x360 and x530

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    Re: x360 and x530

    The x360 is a lawn tractor with the K58 transaxle, the x530 is a full blown garden tractor with a heavy duty transaxle and diff lock capable of operating ground engaging attachments. If you don't...
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    All good things come with time. Patience is not one of my better qualities either.
  47. Re: Introduction of a walk behind fan in Washington State

    Welcome to the forum, look around there are several real good threads on two wheel machines here. Im gonna ditto what Ferrari has said about versatility when buying a machine.
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    Re: Vermont and deutz allis 5215 hst

    Welcome to the forum. The AC and DA brands have been defunct for 25 yrs or so and are now supported by Agco, parts for the compacts from these brands can be difficult to find to say the least as the...
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    Re: Transmission upgrade for X300?

    They are not sealed and can be serviced, and rebuilt, you just need to remove the transaxle and tip it upside down to change oil. The reservoir cap for the axle can be accessed on my X300R without...
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    Re: 1983 Allis-Chalmers 5015 Project

    I have the next size up (AC5020) and I have run a 6' brush hog on mine however a 5' would be more suitable as it pretty much plays with a 4'. The biggest issue I find with mine is the front end gets...
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    I hear you,, good stuff is never cheap. I had to replace one of the planetary assemblies in my Gravely walkbehind it was over 500 for a new one, good used was 100 but I had to wait for one to come...
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Bummer, well might as well do it so you don't need to mess with it in the near future.
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    Re: Transmission upgrade for X300?

    There is another solution, but the dealer isn't going to implement it as it would cost you as much or more rebuilt by the dealer than just replacing the axle and the dealer is on the hook for...
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Having fun yet? Its just part of the using old iron thing. Sooner or later everything gets ironed out and you end up with a good machine.
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    Re: x320 deck is $1,600 ?

    Yep, get rid of the stumps and get rid of the problem not a symptom of the problem. Rotary type mowers and stumps/rocks etc just don't mix.
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    Re: x500 or x534 your preferrence?

    Not totally sure but I would check the tiller compatability on the 534.
  57. Thread: x730 Vs. x750

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    Re: x730 Vs. x750

    In my opinion get what you want, the 1K is a wash. The 1K extra for the diesel buys a fair amount of gas, but the diesel has a cool factor and will likely return that 1K when you part with the...
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    Re: Grillo with Gravely rotary plow

    Nice work old,,,, as usual.
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Oh now that would be to easy,, and take the "fun" out of it.
  60. Thread: Mowing 2 acres

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    Re: Mowing 2 acres

    Just a thought, Gravely did make a left hand rotation 30 deck. Now I have never done and Im not sure it can be done, but lets say one was to put a left hand rotation deck on a BCS with a right hand...
  61. Re: This is a machine I would like to get, AM53 with winch and 4WD

    Im curious, what size tires would a machine like that use?
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Yes AEBI is swiss and still made today, there use to be a US distributor in the northeastern US, I imagine they are still there. Even current models look very robust, I would guess they are also...
  63. Re: This is a machine I would like to get, AM53 with winch and 4WD

    Looks like a serious worker. You guys across the pond have some nice older machines to choose from.
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Well, I always say a running machine with an engine conversion will get more work done than a broken machine that's all original waiting years for a part. There are a few on the site that have...
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    Re: Gravely model L won't move...help please!

    Shot in the dark but check the swiftmatic linkage down on the axle, there is a nice spot for small objects to get into and keep it from re engaging, little stones, nut shells from critters etc.
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Nice find, hope you can get it back to working condition. Keep us updated.
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    Re: Fuel consumption query

    Im another who does not think the diesel option is worth the cost in the under 30hp classes. Yes they do get good fuel economy but when buying new the premium for the engine pretty much kills...
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    Re: 1969 110 with patio deck... WIW?

    I think 250 or less, less would be better. It sounds to have a few issues that will end up needing more coin tossed at it. 110 square fenders are gear drives, no hydro trans to worry about however...
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    Re: Not sure what to do at all!!!

    If your fixed on a new JD then you need cashola, they are all spendy, you get what you pay for. If new is not appealing pricewise then look at low hour used, plenty of nice X7s, X5s, X4s,,even older...
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    Re: 1983 Allis-Chalmers 5015 Project

    Welcome to the site.
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    Re: Gravely Implement question.

    I don't know about more capable, but it would surely be easier to get stuff under the deck and as we know if you can get it under the deck the Gravely will take it out.
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    Re: 2-wheeled or compact tractor?

    Hmmm, a 2 wheel or 4 wheel on 10 acres,,, while the 2 wheelers are very competent and versatile for me 10 acres would be to much ground to cover, and a 4 wheel could be cumbersome and heavy for some...
  73. Re: Correct transmission oil for newer Gravely 12 Professional two wheel tractor

    Gravely bounced around a bit on the oil over the years, but never was gear oil recommended. The old L models had a combination sump for the engine and transmission so engine oil had to be used,, the...
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    Re: gravely L8 rebuild or repower

    Those who have the newer MA "snow cannons" seem to have nothing but praise for them. I also have a "dog eater",, it works and I have plenty of spare parts for it so I haven't upgraded. The biggest...
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    Re: Deere X530 Series Question

    I'll add my X300R does the same thing.
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    Re: Gravely 522 ? Rebuild

    I have a 12hp walk behind and knowingly put a new piston and rings into an engine that tossed a rod and that should have been bored as it had/has a tick/knock that gets louder as rpms are increased,...
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    Re: Gravely 522 ? Rebuild

    Did you bore the cylinder or just put a new set of rings in it? Check the point timing also.
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    Re: Help Kohler 8 hp

    Ditto
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    Re: Lets see your machines...

    Sure there were a few rear attachments but none of them powered, just things like trailers, lawn rollers, drop seeders, oh they did make a moldboard plow for the old L models way back. The Gravelys...
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    Re: Lets see your machines...

    I believe a 12 hp Kohler goes around 490lb before attachments, the 8 hp is a bit lighter and the L models around 300lb.
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    Re: Wheel Horse 3-12-8 Snowblower question

    Yes that is where they would mount the rubber strip, it tightens up the gap, especially on worn single stage blowers, on a two stage they put the rubber on each blade of the impeller. "heavy" snow...
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    Re: Wheel Horse 3-12-8 Snowblower question

    This seems to be one of the slower forums and I pop in from time to time now that I have a horse. I asked if the blower was a recent purchase so we can rule out that it was the reason it was sold. ...
  83. Thread: BCS VS Gravely

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    Re: BCS VS Gravely

    Both are excellent machines and each is "best" in its own way.
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    Re: Wheel Horse 3-12-8 Snowblower question

    I take it your using the single stage blower, I have a 42" single stage on a 16 auto and every storm is different, some blow easy and some dont due to the "wetness" of the snow. Hows the paint in...
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    Re: BX w Meyer 6' plow

    I would mount it on the loader arms myself but Great job!
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    Re: 44" snowblower attachment for x320 tractor

    An X360 wouldnt need an assist spring as they have hydraulic lift. The OP has an X320 and that would have the foot pedal lift, the assist spring isnt a required item, but you better have a strong...
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    Re: 44" snowblower attachment for x320 tractor

    Yes it does not sound like you have the lift linkages for the tractor,, they are kinda spendy from JD, I hear close to 3 hundy. I have seen a few folks use a winch, cant remember anyone putting it...
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    Re: 2 Wheel Tractors - Buying & Using

    Wow thats quite a deal in my opinion. Although one might be a bit "on your own" as far as attachments go, but most stuff could easily be made and its belt driven so things would be simple. Again I...
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    Re: Help...plz...Hinomoto E18 info.

    Have you tried to adjust the clutch linkage? I agree that if it needs a clutch job your likely gonna have to split it atleast from looking at the AC5020/ E23. I dont have any shop manuals but it...
  90. Thread: Yanmar lawsuit.

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    Comparison Re: Yanmar lawsuit.

    I think your generalization is/was spot on, or atleast thats pretty much how I perceived it when I was looking semi seriously a bit back, I dont think many (including myself) are going to "buy in"...
  91. Thread: Yanmar lawsuit.

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    Comparison Re: Yanmar lawsuit.

    Well from what Ive read losing the VN "refirbs" will be a good thing. I guess we will just have to wait a bit and see what developes and if this avenue can make a comeback. Hopefully they can keep...
  92. Thread: Yanmar lawsuit.

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    Comparison Re: Yanmar lawsuit.

    So does this mean we will start seeing more tractors for sale in various areas or will they only be available out of Fredricks? I always wanted a small rear tire machine for a GT.
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    Re: 2 Wheel Tractors - Buying & Using

    That was my exact thought on the Rapids,,, for the price of one of the larger models I could have bought an X7 JD or a subcut with a 54 or 60 deck,, and although they were likely nice with the hydro...
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    Re: Meyer Plow Shoes

    The "mounting angle iron"(part welded to the blade) is a square cut not like the OPs pic (tapered). I am using OEM Meyers shoes.
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    Re: 2 Wheel Tractors - Buying & Using

    Its unfortunate that the pricing structure is what it is with 2 wheel machines compared to ride on machines (similar), and in my situation I mainly just mow grass and remove some snow, I dont need...
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    Re: 2 Wheel Tractors - Buying & Using

    Very possible to be 15K,,,, Gravely tried marketing rebadged Rapids and the larger models were close to that price if I remember correctly. Keep in mind that most of these machines with reasonable...
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    Re: Meyer Plow Shoes

    I just checked my brackets and they are square. Mine also dont like to rotate.
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    Re: snowplow mounting on gravely comm.12

    I think its best to keep the blade as close as possible to eliminate as much leverage on the machine, get it to far out and it will be a bear to operate. Gravely used a heavy blade on the walkers,...
  99. Re: Crown 20MT Walkie forklift (lift-lower valve problem)

    Ditto what oldnslo said or plumb in a shut off valve on each the lines. Just dont "deadhead" the pump, I dont think that pump has an internal relief.
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    Re: Need some help with a decision

    Basically you have few options but I would look at a similar sized machine (a new one) and get the price of it,,, now can you make it (the old one) as usable/reliable for less coin? Is the coin you...
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