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    Oil & Fuel Re: BX Fuel Filter Change Lessons Learned

    My dealer shop informed me that the filter ahead of the engine injector pump is strictly to protect that vulnerable close tolerance element in case something gets through the first filter and/or the...
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    Re: Spray welding or speedi-sleeve?

    Many years ago I overhauled ammonia compressors and large CFC refrigerant compressors and we always had them spray weld shafts and large pins, the machine shop then ground and finished to factory...
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    Re: Xfinity pain in the neck

    I hope Muhammed is collecting double from "X" to compensate for all the PITA he is allowing them to impose on us. Half the time I do not notice and then have to kick off their add. There add policy...
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    Re: Tractor Supply is Coming

    One thing not mentioned so far; is their policy on special orders for stuff they do not stock, in a specific store. I do that a lot and my WILCO is pretty good on that; even stuff outside their...
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    Re: Tractor Supply is Coming

    Thanks guys for the info. You all confirm the impression I got from their catalog and web site. Our WILCO Co-OP is a True Value hdw store also and they have bolts by the pound. WILCO gives me a...
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    Tractor Supply is Coming

    We are getting a new TSC store in Port Orchard WA to serve the west side of Puget Sound. They open on May 22. From you long TSC time shoppers what are we in for?

    I have not been impressed by...
  7. Re: Help ordering hydraulic fittings (for rear remote)

    Also; I would download pages of a catalog like Surplus Center and compare the pictures. The QC should have a name and number on them usually the sliding locking sleeve. When you put it all back...
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    Re: Kubota BX25

    Where are all our enterprising after market parts guys. Seems like a simple part to make in a light manufacturing environment to fabricate a fool proof 2 piece fan that will bolt on. I have heard...
  9. Re: Anyone use 12v valves on ATV sprayer?

    24 volt AC valves are more available, cheaper, and work fine on 12 volt DC. Some valves are labeled 24V AC/12V DC.

    Ron
  10. Re: Recommend me an attatchment to pick up logs(other advice welcome too!)

    [QUOTE=Apsterbobed;4132228]That is a serous slash pile... Did you create that with your bx?

    No the loggers did. I have two of those piles. You should have seen that one before I started. ...
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    Re: Kubota BX crane

    I use two D rings on the center line outside the bucket, one above and one below the curl cylinder. Drilling and broaching those 1/2" holes for carriage bolts was a "B". Chose this over chain hooks...
  12. Re: Recommend me an attatchment to pick up logs(other advice welcome too!)

    Here are some more pictures 424219424219424219424219424220424221424222
  13. Re: Recommend me an attatchment to pick up logs(other advice welcome too!)

    Here is my little BX handling logs:424218. Like others I use those forks heavily, plus chains and logging tongs.

    Ron
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    Re: Wtb 4 foot brush hog in WA

    What's the question?
  15. Re: Cleaning around your zerks and grease areas?

    Amen, I stop greasing when the new grease starts to weep. Dragon, your BX only has one zerk and that is out of sight under the floor board. I find using ground contact implements are mostly self...
  16. Re: M7040suhd how many rpms when discing.

    Bush hogging and rototilling work better if you run close to max rpm for you engine; you want the rotating elements to spin faster to get things chopped up. Slow speed on a hog will overload and...
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    Re: Tooth bar question?

    I made my own as a bolt on unit. Used replaceable bucket type teeth. My little BX 25 is now a digging fool. I hate to buy stuff i can make in my steel shop.

    Ron
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    Re: Pulling stumps with kubota BX25

    I just pulled out 3 8" alder stumps using my BX's FEL. Too lazy to hook up the BH. Put them on top of a burn pile at max height for the FEL to boot. This is routine for me so did not take...
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    Re: Supplying water to outbuildings

    Swing check valves can also be installed installed horizontal. The operation of swing checks is based on pressure difference across the valve. When the incoming pressure is less than the leaving...
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    Re: Supplying water to outbuildings

    What will you be doing in the out buildings? A standard check valve is not a sanitary backflow preventer. They fail to close or leak a little. All outdoor hydrants, lawn sprinklers, stock tanks,...
  21. Re: Any one with experience with monolithic cement slabs or/and radient heated cement

    Doing a monolithic placement is done a lot, also to do it in a continuous pour. The most important thing is control joints. Next is compaction of the subgrade. Joints need to be cut to 1/4-1/3 of...
  22. Re: Any suggestions for cleaning up hydraulic fluid?

    I use "Simple Green" in the pressure washer and a low pressure nozzle to rinse off.

    Ron
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    Re: hydraulic problem

    I was in the same boat when I started with my first tractor. I was familiar the physics of hydraulics but not the applications of the components. I do as much of my own work up to needing special...
  24. Re: convert from shear pin to slip clutch on my rotary cutter PTO, anyone do it?

    I am planning the reverse. The slip clutch on my tiller is a real PITA. Here in the NW I have to disassemble, clean, reassemble, and adjust it every time I put it on the tractor. The adjustment...
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    Re: Rotary Cutter Slip Clutch Question

    Here is the link to the Manual http://www.landpride.com/ari/attach/lp/public/manuals/326-355m.pdf

    As mentioned before the larger motor is the main and the smaller the slave, hence the different...
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    Re: County Inspections - Building Codes

    I have lived almost 80 years and built, remodeled, managed many properties. I have never encountered a code enforcing officer ever listen to common sense such as your case "why do I need a 20' mud...
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    Re: Kubota Pressure Relief Valve

    Surplus Center one of our tBN advertiser/sponsors has them for around $75.00. Are you sure you need one? That circuit may already be behind a relief that is not obvious. Talk to your dealer shop...
  28. Re: 50 gallon barrel for 3-point ballast (400 lbs)

    Sodo, one other thing, oil and other fluid tankers have many baffles inside the tanks to keep the fluid from rapidly moving around. If they didn't they would never get around a curve standing up.
    ...
  29. Re: 50 gallon barrel for 3-point ballast (400 lbs)

    Sodo, there you go; that will compound the slosh factor if partially full. If you fill to the brim, do it with 160 degree water so when the sun hits it it doesn't pop a seam. But then it may...
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    Re: Battery Tender Plug In Port (BX Mod)

    I wonder if you could just plug it into the existing convenience outlet on the panel?

    Ron
  31. Re: 11 Million Dollar Home / Only One Welding Plug

    If you can afford it you can flaunt it.

    Ron
  32. Re: 50 gallon barrel for 3-point ballast (400 lbs)

    Sodo, don't forget the sloshing factor when partially full. As you lean left the water moves left also. The ole' center of gravity thing, also that barrell sets pretty high. I set my suitcase...
  33. Re: Thoughts on mounting a 2500b winch on BX?

    I haven't time to read all this string; question, have you done it yet?
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    Re: My wife hates my new tractor

    I gave mine a new riding mower and an old craftsman mower as a tow motor for the fertilizer spreader, thatcher, sprayer, trailer hauler, etc. New problem is she gets me off my BX to keep her stuff...
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    Re: BX balast box size?

    I use 50# suitcase weights either front or rear depending on situation. Neat part is the variability to go from 50-500#(I have 10 of them). once you load the tires you are stuck with that weight. ...
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    Re: Solar fence charger wiring question

    I would put the specially insulated wire sold for this purpose inside a 1/2" conduit and seal so no moisture/water can get in. The high tension electricity will ground out easy if immersed in water....
  37. Re: Quick Disconnect Coupler Wisdom Needed - Size / Type

    Your Discount Hose sheet; the Parker 60 under ISO 7241-1 Series B.
    Be careful though on the ISO #. They all claim to be interchangeable but minuscule differences can cause them to leak. I would...
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    Re: Kubota transmission fluid

    I use NAPA 85-405. Specs are the same. 1500 hrs and can see no difference. Ask for the fleet price, amazing!

    Ron
  39. Re: Quick Disconnect Coupler Wisdom Needed - Size / Type

    Appears the 3/8 pipe tread is the common denominator. Pick the one you have the most of and change the others to match. My kubota has Parker fittings which are very common anywhere you go; your...
  40. Re: Installing a window on corrugated tin

    I have done several of these projects; everyone had different challenges. Provide inside and out side pictures of your building and how tight you want it sealed and I may have a simple solution any...
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    Re: Motor oil for Kubota?

    Look through older posts this subject. I have posted all the fluids and filters for the BX 25, all cross reference to NAPA filters and HYD oil an I use Delo 400LE motor oil. Have used DELO for over...
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    Re: Is it just me?

    Z, have you tried Jennings Equipment in Puyallup? I make the long trip as my local dealer is kinda like the one you discussed.

    Ron
  43. Re: Need washers for studs that are that go with the nuts to torque down on the head.

    Go to your local NAPA store. They stock and sell them all the time. They are a one time item. You replace them any time you take the bolts or nuts off. Used many places besides head bolts, they...
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    Re: outside wood boiler

    Try this web site. Heating Boiler Anti-Freeze Installation Procedure

    The right glycol solution with the right inhibitors also prevents corrosion in the system. Your fresh water make up line...
  45. Financing Re: Kubota Financing on BX tractors . . opinions??

    Ditto G31. I bought mine in 2011, will be paid off in 1 year now. At that time the dealer stated price was the same either way so it was a no brainer, use their money instead of mine. 1500 hours...
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    Re: Shop manual vs owners Manual

    The owners manual (OM) comes with the tractor. In use my WSM quite often if nothing else but to make diagnosis of minor problems I can fix myself. Doubt I would do any thing major or that needs...
  47. Re: Harbor Freight Welding Table on Sale - $59

    I've seen them. They are made of sheet metal. I would not buy one at any price.
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    Re: Loaded tires with backhoe attached...

    Yeh, that is exactly where it gets dicey. I keep the eyes in the back of my head working overtime when on uneven ground, which I have a lot of. I actually sometimes use the BH as a movable ballast...
  49. Re: New Member - building in Gig Harbor, WA - will be purchasing tractor

    Russ,

    Welcome aboard a great forum. I live right up the road from you. Just take Crescent Valley RD north, it turns into Olalla Valley RD. I am a mile past the school just after the S curve at...
  50. Re: 3-point hitch - How does the mechanism work?

    SODO, ever thought about investing in the Kubota Workshop Manual for your BX. It has saved me mucho bucks in dealer shop downtime and a lot of wondering about how things work. From your previous...
  51. Re: How do you flare 0.095" wa?ll, steel hydraulic tubing

    Both swageloc and ermeto are great fittings and they make them for hydraulic service. Just make sure you get the right pressure rating ones. That is the way I would go in place of any flare type...
  52. Thread: NEWBE!

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    Re: NEWBE!

    Welcome from the West side. Just ask your questions, someone on here will at least have an opinion and probably a good answer.

    Ron
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    Re: Bucket Hooks negatives

    If you put hooks on the FEL outside corners on our small SCUTS there is a safety issue you want to be aware of. I noticed when lifting on one corner the front of the tractor gets unstable real fast...
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    Re: Loaded tires with backhoe attached...

    It is strange Kubota says that as the amount of weight you can add to the small tires is negligible. That's why I did not load to start with; also my dealer recommended against loading due to cost...
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    Re: Theory of rear ballast?

    This is probably not applicable to the larger tractors but for my fellow SCUT guys this is my solution. The tires on a SCUT are too small to really add effective weight by loading them plus once...
  56. Re: Trenching with the BX, backhoe question.

    If you use the push/pull scheme with the hoe you minimize the times you have to reverse the seat. I have gone4 200 ft and never reversed the seat pulling the tractor along.

    Ron
  57. Re: Need 220vAC electrical help - change 4 prong outlet to 3-prong

    Your Gen Set should work fine on a 240 single phase with no neutral. Looks like that is a 30 Amp Receptacle; is that right? Just get a 4 wire Dryer cord and replace the one on your welder and tape...
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    Posthole Digger Re: driving post

    Check out this web site. I have one and it is the cat's meow. A small air compressor is all you need.

    Ron Man Saver Post Driver, Multi-directional pneumatic post drivers - Rohrer Manufacturing
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    Re: Understanding Loctite procedures

    I use self locking nuts and a thread lubricant/anti seize product on most small bolts (1/4-1/2) for such applications. Never had one back off in service. I make up fairly snug (as far as my arm...
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    Re: Tractor license plates?

    Shh, don't tell the county where I live. That would guarantee they would get their Annual Personal Property Tax; it is levied on any thing not part of a building or considered expendable products. ...
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    Re: Weight of filled tires

    On my BX 25 I determined the small amount of added weight wasn't worth the cost and the fact once in you are stuck with that weight. I have 500# of suitcase weights in 50# increments. I made a bar...
  62. Re: Dryrotted tire, can it be tubed or replaced?

    Definately sounds like a replacement. If one tire is that way; if all are the same vintage, the rest are not far behind. If the same vintage I would plan my buy on getting 4 new tires. Might even...
  63. 3-Point Hitch Re: To hitch or not to hitch - that is the question.

    As far as I know you can't buy the BX25 w/o the BH. Yes the 3PH is an extra on the BX. They threw in the 3PH to sweeten the deal when I bought mine as I bought several implements. Use your $13K...
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    Re: How do you light your bonfires?

    When we burn here everything is wet wet wet. Propane weed burner at the base of the pile always works. Once a good blaze gets going it is amazing how fast it dries out. I always get a good "Fire...
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    Re: oil weight??

    I use Chevron DELO 400 LE in everything. Have for 50 years. I get it at NAPA on their fleet discount which they give for a Military Discount. 40% less than Costco.

    Side issue; what is your...
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    Re: Groundhog Help Needed

    One of the U-Tubes showed a homemade device. $2K is a bit much unless you have acres of them or want to start a business. Any one make one that can share. looks like a good idea

    Ron
  67. Re: Anybody use Napa hydraulic oils in Mahindra?

    I use NAPA 85-405 in my BX and have had no problems, the so called whine factor others talk about if not using KUBOTA SUDT-2 did not occur in my case. 1500 hours should be a decent test.

    Ron
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    Re: Sales Tax?? Out of State Purchase.

    Signing a blank form is the same as signing a blank check. If the buyer puts in $0 and blue book is $10K then you are co-conspirator in the fraud.

    Ron
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    Price Check Re: Help with 2013 BX25D pricing, please

    Beware the Tax man. WA State has an aggressive sales/excise tax system. I just received a letter from them, as I have a S Corp registered in the state. They are directing me to review all my...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: BX25 fuel petcock

    It is 5/16 if my memory is still good. The valve is same as the filter.

    Ron
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    Re: VA Benits and who can get them?

    I live in a heavy military area so discounts are pretty common, but you have to ask for it. Being retired Navy, 33 years, and combat vet, I am not backward asking. I always thank them for the...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: BX25 fuel petcock

    First time I pinched off the line, second time I installed a valve while the line was pinched. A brass valve was around $5 and took all of 1 minute to install. End of story.

    Ron
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    Quick Hitches Re: 3-point quick hitch

    I am confused by some of the dialog. I looked at many brands before I bought my HF Cat 1. None of them had hooks the same inside dimension as the 7/8 lower pins and the 3/4 top link. Land Pride...
  74. Buying Advice Re: What to pay when buying new from dealer

    Here is my experience on a BX 25 4 years ago:
    -Dealer had the lowest advertised/phone quoted base price in the area for a 23HP SCUT/FEL, BH package
    -Sales team were all salaried not commission paid...
  75. Front-End Loader Re: Best tooth bar for clearing land with a SCUT

    I made my own tooth bar using some pretty aggressive teeth for my BX 25. That made a real digger out of it. Takes some welding skills to do that though. For handling the junk and piling up to burn...
  76. Re: Online Selling Practices - Craigslist etc. Rant!

    My pet peeve on Craigs list adds are those shade tree dealers purporting to be an owner seller and then find they are selling new stuff or are a second hand dealer working out of their house. When...
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    Re: an old welder (with armature)

    I learned to weld with one of those at a trade school in 1953. Believe they were made by Hobart. WW II ships had them and they had a DC powered motor to drive the welder generator. The one at the...
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    Re: Wire Amp size in Garage

    When dealing with smaller AC units a rule of thumb is 12,000 BTUs cooling capacity = 1 HP = 13-16 Amps at 120V. depending on efficiency factor, for compressor motors. For 240 V amps are X .5. In my...
  79. Re: Kubota BX building road and fence south west corner

    A tooth bar on the FEL would speed up the project some more. We would never waste those fir seedlings. We replant everyone we see. We have conifers of several varieties all around the house area...
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    Re: Wire Amp size in Garage

    Every DIY electrician needs one or more of those books they sell at the big box stores. They are written for the non-electrician in non-electrician language. They have the tables from the code in...
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    Re: No dealers

    This situation is not unique to LS. There are several brands of tractors and implements around here that are not represented by dealers. Jinma is another good example of the dealer working out of...
  82. Re: Where is my Federal Income Tax Form Booklet?

    On some forms; the form and instructions are two separate documents, so check for that. All the forms I use for personal and business are fillable PDF forms if you down load them first as a pdf...
  83. Re: I need NAPA other filter numbers for a MT1401

    My NAPA guys have never failed me yet in finding cross references to match up filters from small engines to large diesels, gas and diesel powered. They have cross reference data in the stores that...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: BX25 stalling out

    Go over all the ideas above, it could be any one of them, nothing was covered i can think of. I have that once in awhile and it is always the first fuel filter. I swear a pint of black enamel was...
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    Re: anyone getting good deals on filters?

    Ditto on the Wix. I get them at NAPA, usually branded NAPA. They are real good at cross referencing on all parts. Most equipment branded stuff is identical to many brand names. Ask for either...
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    Re: 12 spline 1" shaft adapter help

    An unasked question. Are you setting this up to be a direct drive or a belt, gear, or sprocket drive? That may trigger a different response.

    Ron
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    Re: Help with creek crossing

    I built a 16' X 10' bridge using RR Ties; three 16' stringers setting on 12' sill logs and decked with 2" rough fir deck. I drive my 1 ton dually full of sand or gravel over it all the time. Way...
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    Re: Bolt size?

    Here is the parts list. If you need to replace item 060 it is probably special, the nut should be standard SAE or metric. I have found both metric and SAE sizing on the FEL stuff. As mentioned...
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    Re: 12 spline 1" shaft adapter help

    A new thought; disassemble the motor and take the rotor to a machine shop and have them turn the shaft down to 7/8 or 3/4 and cut a keyway. Some old retired guy may do for less than $100.

    Ron
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    Re: 12 spline 1" shaft adapter help

    Are you sure you counted right? Standard splined shafts are either 11 or 13 splines in that count span. Most 1" dia I have seen listed are 15 splines. Having one made is probably a cost...
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    Re: Old Rifle Found

    Glad to see we are back on track continuing this thread as a history lesson.

    I grew up in the Arizona desert and it was amazing the old stuff we would find in out of the way places that was well...
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    Quick Hitches Re: 3-point quick hitch

    Sorry to mislead; I just posted on threads by others. There are some minor mods needed to the HF ones. If you are not a welder it will probably not work for you. From all the experiences posted on...
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    Re: 5W30 diesel rated oil

    My Vote is: The best all around oil for everything is DELO 400D, comes in several weights. I have used it for 50 years from stationary diesels to small gas engines. Originally designed by Standard...
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    Quick Hitches Re: 3-point quick hitch

    At my age the QH is the best implement I have. Makes all the others work easier for me. I tired of groveling around in the dirt hooking up implements. QH no tools and most work from the seat. All...
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    Re: Old Rifle Found

    A lot of the popularity of the old Winchester 73s was that they were chambered for the popular revolver cartridges of the day, or maybe it was the other way around. That made ammo supply an easier...
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    Re: Sales Tax?? Out of State Purchase.

    Here in WA we live next to two states with no sales tax (OR & ID) so this goes on all the time. WA law says you pay the tax if bought out of state. Dealers from OR & ID who have branches with a...
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    Re: Durable dog toys.

    With our Golden Lab nothing last more than a day or two till we found Bovine Tibia Bones. They are the real thing, dried out, about 20" long, and in sealed plastic, $12.99 at the corner mini mart. ...
  98. Re: Idea for something round to cap a piece of 1 1/2" pipe with

    I let Shield Arc upstage this old pipefitter. I Should have thought of it as I have made many in my career along with all the other things he shared from the Franklin Book. If you weld,as we do on...
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    Re: Social Security - 62, 66 or 70?

    Dave, it is not a case of feeling sorry for you, it is all about recognizing your fortitude and desire for life and the fact you accept what God has decided. I have always said, what comes will come...
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    Re: Social Security - 62, 66 or 70?

    Dave,

    Our prayers are with you all the way man. Your story is a wake up call on how self centered we all tend to be. Here we are on this thread planning on how we wring the max out of our SS and...
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