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    Re: PTO conversion gearbox ?

    The service manual doesn't appear to specify a gear oil weight, but I'd think 80w90 a good bet and is what I'd probably try if I had one of those reversers. They specify both 80w & 90w for differing...
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    Re: Satoh Block Heater

    The 370D uses a 2cyl engine. I need to pull the starter on mine one of these days to reconnect the plug for said heater. Somehow it wasn't properly seated.
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    Re: Satoh Block Heater

    The only problems I encountered are due to the heater itself failing. You'll need to remove the starter to reach it. And drain the coolant of course.
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    Re: Satoh Block Heater

    I'm thinking it's a 40mm block heater. Something like this Amazon.com: Kat's 11401 400 Watt 40mm Frost Plug Heater: Automotive.
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    Re: Model 47 Snowblower Installation

    For me, storing the 70A demands a reasonably level location. I found that if I just park the loader anywhere, when I go to mount it up again I have a heck of a time getting it to seat properly. I...
  6. Re: Rebuilding John Deere 7 Backhoe and need measurements

    Have you tried jdparts.com? I go there for all pricing and diagrams. Plus I can have things ordered & shipped to my local dealer with no shipping charge.
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    Re: What size Brush Hog?

    You just don't want to be any where stuff flies too. There's a gauge in my tractor's hood that came from something the mower kicked up.
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    Re: What size Brush Hog?

    Where I'm cutting can influence whether I keep the loader on or take it off. If I'm going through unknown terrain and the loader won't present a problem, I leave it on. I may use it as something to...
  9. Re: Rebuilding John Deere 7 Backhoe and need measurements

    In that case, you only need remember what's up for one limb. For the hoe, it's two.
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    Re: What size Brush Hog?

    I pull a 4ft behind my 855. It works well and allows me to tackle stuff I might otherwise have to avoid. I didn't go wider because I had concerns about it being too wide to fit places. I know if I...
  11. Re: Rebuilding John Deere 7 Backhoe and need measurements

    I'll say this... should I ever get a hoe on my 855, it WILL remain ISO pattern. But... that's due to the fact that I've only operated hoes in that pattern from the Blackhawk on my Beaver to the old...
  12. Re: Rebuilding John Deere 7 Backhoe and need measurements

    Wow. I expected a total investment of nearer to 3k.

    However, I could also see myself getting it functional and not worrying about making it perfect.
  13. Re: Rebuilding John Deere 7 Backhoe and need measurements

    No. I looked at it but couldn't see that it had all of the mounting hardware. Since much of it is NLA from Deere I decided against bidding. I think you'll have an easier time locating a bucket than...
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    Re: Top link options

    At some point, I bought a top link knowing it was too long. I cut two sections from it and put it back together. It worked perfectly.
  15. Re: Rebuilding John Deere 7 Backhoe and need measurements

    Is that the one that was on eBay?
  16. Re: satoh 370 & tiller, missing 18 spline yoke to run tiller. can i make/ buy one

    Yeah, I know I have it. I saw it week before last. But where? I'll go buy another. And now I have two. :D
  17. Re: Need Tips Removing Loaded rear wheels on jd 2520

    Raising and lowering the tractor along with jockeying the tire around is how I've switched things out on my 855. No way can I lift those tires.
  18. Re: satoh 370 & tiller, missing 18 spline yoke to run tiller. can i make/ buy one

    It looks like you basically have a half a drive shaft. The yoke might be the easy part. I think rather than trying to match the male end of the shaft, I'd try and find the 18 spline yoke, then see if...
  19. Re: satoh 370 & tiller, missing 18 spline yoke to run tiller. can i make/ buy one

    If the Beaver has only the 18 spline output, it's CCW rotation.
  20. Re: Can a hydraulic cylinder on a Blackhawk loader be fixed?

    There are shops repairing hydraulic cylinders. One could probably be built to replace yours if damaged beyond repair.

    The link below should provide the manual for the Blackhawk loader as found on...
  21. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    That's the plant! Kill it! Kill it dead! :D

    It appears to prefer places with more sunlight, shaded spots may sprout but not thrive. Pulling it out of the ground seems the surest bet though...
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    Canopy Re: JD 955 Cab model identification

    I believe they made some factory option cabs for Deere at one point. Maybe only for Canada.
  23. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    A chipper is something I ought to get one of these days. I have an enormous pile of honey suckle I ripped out this summer. Not to mention the various vines and other crap I continue to rip out. I'm...
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    Canopy Re: JD 955 Cab model identification

    I second having a local glass shop supply the windows. No shipping if nothing else, but probably cheaper even if custom cut.

    If you decide to not attempt pulling the glass out yourself, it looks...
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    Canopy Re: JD 955 Cab model identification

    I second having a local glass shop supply the windows. No shipping if nothing else, but probably cheaper even if custom cut.

    If you decide to not attempt pulling the glass out yourself, it looks...
  26. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    Rocks, rocks, rocks! Let me tell you about rocks. My mowers have all kinds of dents from rocks I somehow missed. Even places where I hand picked the rocks away the year prior. If I didn't know...
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    Re: Beaver VS snowblower - a few questions

    Lots of rear ballast. I did "ok" with a front mount blower on my old Case 442, but more weight out back would have helped greatly.
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    Re: Do you touch up paint your tractor?

    I honestly don't see that as much of an issue. Now mind you if it lived outside, I might want to keep the paint better but scratches or even chips in the paint are a fact of life if using the...
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    Re: Do you touch up paint your tractor?

    Ok, maybe I'm odd here but I've never felt the need to touch up scratches in the paint on my tractors. If I did, I'd be painting more than working. My implements, well they usually make contact with...
  30. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    One thing I learned with the Beaver is to keep a supply of the standard bolts on hand.
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    Re: MT160D

    Invasive stuff is a royal pain to say the least. I have more than one of the plants mentioned on that site, plus others not mentioned.
  32. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    I mentioned bush honeysuckle because it's invasive. Anywhere you have open ground around here, there's a really good chance that stuff will pop up. If you have it growing, it's best to do whatever...
  33. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    Those bushes it looks like you mowed around center of picture, they aren't bush honeysuckle are they?
  34. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    If you had a cabin there, you could make a weekend of the visit. And plan to bring the tractor home during the winter maybe etc. I think having to drive 200 miles to mow the grass would be a serious...
  35. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    It's an older tractor with a dubious maintenance history. I'd say the oil pressure is pretty darn good. That gauge set looks to be around $30 or so, not a bad investment.
  36. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    I probably ought to install a set of similar gauges on my old Beaver, particularly since the idiot lights died a long time ago. :D
  37. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    I'm quite familiar with rocks. One look at the new blades on my mid mount and you would think them several years old with zero care. And I have tried, oh have I tried, to rid the place of rocks where...
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    Re: Mitsubishi Hydraulic pump

    You know what? I think you have a good point there! :D
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    Re: Looking for a Rotary Mower for Beaver

    Good luck.
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    Re: Back hoe for 755

    That frequently seems the case. There is something to be said for having the machine whenever you need it, but then if you only use it once or twice a year it's hard to justify. Renting a Bobcat 337...
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    Re: Looking for a Rotary Mower for Beaver

    The real question is whether you have CCW rotation PTO. If you do, good luck finding one. If you have the adapter to take you to six spline CW rotation, I could put one into your hands that's...
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    Re: MT160D

    I give thanks for having a 2500 series truck at my disposal.

    But I do want a higher capacity trailer.
  43. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    Nice on the shaft. I've looked for one to put on my old Woods mower to make selling easier and it hasn't exactly been successful.
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    Re: MT160D

    Little beast will be earning its keep for you doing projects you didn't know you had.
  45. Backhoe Re: JD #7 Backhoe - swing cylinder rebuilding - how to dismantle?

    I don't own a lathe.

    Still... the idea opens possibilities. I'll keep it in mind. :D
  46. Backhoe Re: JD #7 Backhoe - swing cylinder rebuilding - how to dismantle?

    I don't remember offhand. They're a 2" cylinder but the length's I found were either too long or short, by enough that I felt certain I'd have issues.

    I'll revisit down the road when the current...
  47. Backhoe Re: JD #7 Backhoe - swing cylinder rebuilding - how to dismantle?

    I've looked at cylinders at Surplus Center for my Blackhawk backhoe as my swing cylinders are pretty beat. They don't have anything near the length I need
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    Re: John Deere Battery Equivalent TY24394

    A quick look tells me it's a Group 27F.... Interstate, NAPA etc all have them.
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    Re: Back hoe for 755

    That's actually where I got mine, eBay. Bought it years ago and put it on the shelf. Wasn't until I had troubles with my other tractor and couldn't operate the log splitter that I finally installed...
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    Re: Back hoe for 755

    Did not know that. Still, even if not you could order the parts needed or even build your own though I like the finished look of the OEM product better.
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    Re: Back hoe for 755

    I also think the 755 utilized the #7 since the 855 & 955 both do. I doubt you'll find one new from a dealer, at least not with the proper mounting components. It's a no brainer to want the sub-frame...
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    Loader Re: JD955/70 loader

    I'm not sure which I'll do once I get a SSQA. I think I'll try it both ways and go from there. Since my mower is a 72" MMM, attaching/removing it is harder than mounting the loader.
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    Re: 2520 vertical exhaust.

    I occasionally thing about constructing a vertical exhaust for my 855, usually when I am removing the loader or firing it up cold in the barn. But I'd worry about bending it since I"m often this...
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    Loader Re: JD955/70 loader

    I have zip ties on each hose equating to whatever number it is.

    If I had a quick attach bucket, I might leave the loader on while mowing. Since I don't, I almost always take it off. Much easier...
  55. Backhoe Re: JD #7 Backhoe - swing cylinder rebuilding - how to dismantle?

    You could probably add some weight to the rod end to give the slide hammer effect more punch.
  56. Backhoe Re: JD #7 Backhoe - swing cylinder rebuilding - how to dismantle?

    That fitting at the front looks like it's a vent to let air pressure equalize. Your cylinder probably uses that hole at the front as its vent.

    Beyond that, I got nothing as to how you dismantle...
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    Re: Our newest addition, JD 955 TLB +

    I'm jealous. :D Good looking machine, if it was maintained well, it's going to provide exceptional service.
  58. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    Slip clutch on the PTO maybe instead of redoing your shaft?

    It's one thing to bypass your filter to test the problem... and it's another to leave it that way. I removed the factory filter assy on...
  59. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    Just plumb some hydraulics in and make it a power angle.... :D
  60. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    swivel but not wobble
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    Re: MT160D

    The RM42 rotary from Woods uses limit chains where the KK rotary I use on my Deere does not. I cannot recall why I found limit chains useful on various implements when I still used the Beaver 3pt.
  62. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    Are there any hydraulic system flush products as there are engine flush?
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    Re: MT160D

    Having the stickers mentioning a Beaver isn't an indication that the deck runs CCW. The RM42 I have has the same stickers and it runs normal rotation.
  64. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    Too bad you're not closer to PA. I have a Woods RM42, perfect for behind a tractor with multispeed PTO. Only thing "wrong" with it is a need for a new PTO shaft. And it's been used hard and shows it,...
  65. Thread: MT160D

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    Re: MT160D

    You may need a bigger tractor, but I never cease to be amazed what my little Beaver can do. Even though I've abused it for 30+ years and haven't always maintained it as I ought to...

    Having a...
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    Re: S370 Beaver Injector Pump

    Last evening since the fuel level still remained low in the tank (only put a splash in last week), I added a fuel shutoff to the line as well as replaced the clear tube showing fuel level. I can't...
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    Loader Re: Seal kits needed

    Beaver does not use gear oil in the transmission. The transmission serves as the reservoir for the hydraulic system. Yes, you should keep track of it. :D
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    Loader Re: Seal kits needed

    I forgot, here's the successor company. Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Solutions for OEMs, and Custom Equipment, Tractor Attachments and Backhoes - Amerequip (ARPS)
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    Loader Re: Seal kits needed

    Your best bet is probably to find a shop that works on hydraulics and get their help. I have a Blackhawk loader on my Beaver and discovered the successor to the company who built it still has some...
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    Re: Beaver PTO reverser

    It is steep for me, but then again if your tractor is good and that's the difference between useful implements or not... maybe worth it. I can't use it, my backhoe utilizes the CCW rotation and I've...
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    Beaver PTO reverser

    As an FYI, I just came across a PTO reverser on eBay for the S370 Beaver. BIN of $750. :eek:
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    Re: Steering Gear box

    I would contact Valley power...
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    Re: Defunct 442 - scrap or try to sell it?

    Wanna buy it? :D
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    Re: S370 Beaver Injector Pump

    Your thoughts on why it cranks faster match my own. I'll plan to add a fuel shut off valve so when I test compression again, fuel will be cut.
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    Defunct 442 - scrap or try to sell it?

    I have a 442, hasn't run in more than 20 years, I'm thinking closer to 25. It's incomplete, the victim of a botched project to improve hydraulic function. For close to 10 years, it's sat outside...
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    Re: S370 Beaver Injector Pump

    Kind of embarrassed that I didn't do this a long time ago. And also very glad I didn't buy an injection pump or tear the thing apart. Could have saved a lot of trouble and a little money. I think...
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    Re: S370 Beaver Injector Pump

    And in other news... I really need to retest the compression. I decided today to address a minor problem which gave me a nagging feeling it might have major implications. In the course of trying to...
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    Re: Help with Satoh S370D

    Seems odd. I'd go back and do it again a few times start to finish to see if you duplicate results. I plan to retest mine since I only did it once. I believe this engine is tested without adding oil....
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    Re: Help with Satoh S370D

    Look for my thread on the injection pump. I believe somebody mentioned a volume.
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    Re: Sickle Bar Mower for Satoh Beaver 370D

    Not sure if it would matter for a sickle bar but it would for a rotary cutter. He has the reverser so his main issue is having a "little" tractor. One that seems to do work beyond its size.
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    Re: Sickle Bar Mower for Satoh Beaver 370D

    The big question is whether he has the PTO reverser or not. I'll assume so but...
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    Re: Help with Satoh S370D

    Did you do a compression test on the tractor yet? Mine was running just fine until I parked it last fall between projects and it hasn't run since. A compression test a couple of weeks back revealed...
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    Re: S370 Beaver Injector Pump

    As an update to this old post... I have crap for compression on 1 cylinder and sort of better on the other. Ugh. Don't have time for this.
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    Re: Help with Satoh S370D

    I don't believe I've got any pictures of just the hoe, I haven't had it off in years. What can do for you though is point you to the manual.
    ...
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    Re: Help with Satoh S370D

    There is no kill switch present. Once you get it started, it will run until it's starved for fuel either by running out or by you closing the throttle completely.

    $300 to rebuild the pump is much...
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    Re: Help with Satoh S370D

    Glow plugs aren't expensive in the overall scheme of things. I think under $60 per set.
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    Re: Help with Satoh S370D

    Just out of curiosity, if you don't mind my asking, what did VP charge to rebuild the injector pump? I've been trading some emails with Bill and we both think that may be my problem...
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    Re: Attaching & removing 3 point implements

    Pat's Easychange for me. I bought a longer toplink to go with it. Not a perfect system of course but it works pretty well. The linchpin setup mine came with was so-so, I made my own replacements with...
  89. Re: Titan Skid Steer Quick Adapter (SSQA) question

    Converting my 70A loader to SSQA is on the near term agenda. I want pallet forks but really loathe removing/reinstalling pins.
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    Re: 36 inch bucket

    Does the 110 use a proprietary mount? Google bell hole bucket or cemetery bucket, you'll find numerous hits. Seems they go out to 36".
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    Re: Fuel gauge on Beaver

    Correct. I haven't bothered with mine in years, I just look inside the cap for a level.
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    Re: KE70 question

    There is a point on the starter side of the block where you'd find what might be a drain plug. Forget what size it is.
  93. Re: Subcompacttractorworld open and ready with price reductions

    Works now. :D
  94. Re: Subcompacttractorworld open and ready with price reductions

    You'll want to revise your link. It's kind of broken. :D
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    Re: Pressure washer sand blasting

    My pressure washer blaster won't use the Black Diamond media. Just won't pull it. I've worked on the assumption it's to heavy or course. And that I need to buy a pressure pot at some point.
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    Re: Shop Manuals, worth the money or not ?

    I will probably end up scanning it when I do purchase. They told me they may offer PDF in the future... seems like such a no brainer. They must be afraid people will pass it around. Not that they...
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    Re: Shop Manuals, worth the money or not ?

    I'm probably going to buy one of the reprints soon. I'm rather irritated that the company selling them doesn't offer a PDF version, I'd rather have that and print whatever pages I need when I need...
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    Re: 2wd front axle retrofit on Beaver?

    Sure wants enough for it.
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    Re: 2wd front axle retrofit on Beaver?

    I mow with filled tires, I tend to spin less. Where I mow however has a very high clay content so ruts really aren't an issue.
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    Re: 2wd front axle retrofit on Beaver?

    I'm not sure having a wider front stance will help you much since the axle pivots. Others can speak better on that subject.

    If they aren't already, get your rear tires loaded. That makes a world...
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