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    Re: Scag vs Bad Boy

    I am a Scag fan, but that being said, there are lots of good mowers made. Bad Boy, Xmark,Grasshopper,Toro,JD,Kubota are all pretty good. I am sure that others are fine as well. The only ones I have...
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    Re: Broken Bushog

    You and I have the same idea. i am going to give it a try. Thanks to all.
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    Re: Broken Bushog

    It does articulate, but I have had it bottom out so I replaced top link with a chain. My break occurred on the lift arm. One of the two pieces that make the A-arm.
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    Broken Bushog

    I broke one of the lift arms on my 5 foot king kutter rotary mower. It broke were the lift pin goes through. Can I grind and weld the lift arm, then weld and drill a plate to reinforce the arm. It...
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    Re: CT235 electrical problem

    Three safety switches that i know of that will cause a no start. The foot pedal must be in the middle position. The hydro selector must be in position,not in between. You also have the safety switch...
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    Re: Replacement Seat

    If you sew it first and then cover it with shoe goo, you will have better luck.

    I may have found a seat. It is sold by several suppliers including rural king.
    google- KM 125 unipro-blk or KM 125...
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    Re: Replacement Seat

    I think I am going to buy a universal seat and see if I can get it to fit.
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    Re: Regional tractor pricing

    This is a guess, but I think supply would have something to do with it. I you are the only dealer for 75-100 miles you can get top dollar. Same with used. If you have 5 used tractors for sale, they...
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    Re: 1st tractor! any suggestions

    I hear what you are saying. I don't always wear my seat belt. You can pay attention and just avoid any dangerous situation. I do commercial cutting and I run into a dangerous situation every couple...
  10. Buying Advice Re: Anyone know anything about "Trailblazer" rotary cutters?

    Looks to be in good shape. It is a standard duty unit. Nothing wrong with that unless you are going to be in a lot of rough stuff. Offer him $250 and you should be good as long as the gearbox is...
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    Re: Replacement Seat

    If anyone finds a seat solution, please post
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    How many hours

    I have a ct225 and use it quite a bit. I have 1050 hours on mine. Just wondering how the rest of you guys are doing.
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    Re: Replacement Seat

    Already have suspension seat, just need new cushion part.
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    Re: Replacement Seat

    same here.
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    Re: CT235 pedal return cylinder

    Mine seems to work ok as long as I keep it clean and lubed. I don't know if a new cilinder is the cure or not.
  16. Re: How to tackle this new project. Clearing land. Any opinions???

    Take a rotary cutter to what you can first. That will get a lot more than you think. Then start on the middle size stuff and do what you can with a toothbar/stump bucket or whatever. Make some brush...
  17. Re: Best Attachment for Breaking Up Ground? Box Blade to Plow/Break Up Ground?

    You can do it with a box blade. It will take multiple passes and will not be perfect, but will get the job done.
  18. Re: 3 pt brush mower question about slip clutch?

    That is not always true. Some mowers will come with a hp rated box as well as a min. hp for the unit. A 31 hp tractor will probably run most any 5 foot cutter. You can run a smaller cutter on a more...
  19. Buying Advice Re: Thinking about replacing JD 990, with what?

    If you are buying to move round bales, you will need a bit of weight. 30-40 hp models from LS,Kioti and Mahindra make some models that would work. You will find some differences in the loaders...
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    Re: Replacement Seat

    I am in the same boat. My seat is on it's last season.
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    Re: Opinions on Taylor Way Tillers

    King Kutter rules in my area. Bushog is a distant second.
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    Buying Advice Re: New to "The Game"

    It is a lot of money, but get a loader. You will use it all the time.
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    Comparison Re: Exmark Pioneer vs Toro Titan vs Ferris IS

    What is a wobbler:confused3:
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    Comparison Re: Exmark Pioneer vs Toro Titan vs Ferris IS

    I think I would go with Scag then John Deere(I like the 7 iron deck, does not clog) then Toro,Hustler,Exmark tied for third.
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    Comparison Re: Exmark Pioneer vs Toro Titan vs Ferris IS

    I would go with the Toro. Exmark is owned by Toro. Toro has a better warranty and is cheaper. Specs are pretty close. I would not worry that much about suspension. $2400 is a chunk of cash. Lots of...
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    Re: Straighten a trailer axle

    I got a bit more info. Chain from end to end fastened to the axle and a floor jack in the middle and crank on it until everything lines up. Does not sound too hard.
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    Re: Straighten a trailer axle

    $80 would be a no-brainer. I am not sure they will do it that cheap around here. Only a few body shops left and they don't seem interested in smaller jobs.
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    Straighten a trailer axle

    I noticed that one of my wheels on my trailer is suffering from a bit of toe out. I suspect I hit a culvert or something. My friend said he had you can bend the axle pretty easily with a chain and a...
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    Re: help getting shed on trailer

    I think rollers might be the answer.
  30. Buying Advice Re: Starting with 10 acres. Some clearing needed. plan is to have cattle and horse.

    Hire out the clearing. Spend $2000 on dozier work and buy a smaller tractor. You will be happier in the long run. A 35-40hp tractor should be plenty. Probably get by with even less....
  31. Buying Advice Re: Does no one buy big 2wd tractors new anymore?

    4wd is pretty handy. Getting a 100hp tractor unstuck can be trouble. Hooking the truck to it usually will not do the trick. Not many winches handle that kind of weight. You need another big machine...
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    Re: Utility Vehicles?

    Neighbor has a Mule.Seems to be well built. Price was better than most.
  33. Re: GM to cut 5/100,000 warranty to 60,000 miles

    I think the average is about 1.5 problems for each new vehicle. That means if you have no problem, you are outside the average. I don't know about the rest of you but the day after my warranty runs...
  34. Thread: Got it!

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    Re: Got it!

    Good looking machine.
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    Tractor Sizing Re: How important is rear diff lock on CUT?

    I was ready to post that you can get by without it if you have 4wd and a loader. The more I think about it, you need a lock. I bet I use it a few dozen times a year. That would mean I would have been...
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    Re: Worst factory headlight design

    Probably because the owner can't figure out how to install a new bulb.:laughing:
  37. Re: GM to cut 5/100,000 warranty to 60,000 miles

    My thoughts exactly.
    It sounds like a horrible idea.
  38. Re: 6 acres in Moncks Corner...Tractor Shopping

    I would agree.
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    Re: Skid Steer - Tracks or Wheels?

    Seems like tracks are taking over around here. I am not sure I would want either one on a steep slope. The center of gravity is a bit high and the base is small.
  40. Re: This looks cooler than it probably really is

    I think you can see the loader on youtube. It works, but not well.
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    Re: Buying for Work around the Shop and Home

    If you are using it for a bunch of different things, hydro is the way to go. 30-35 hp is a good spot, but you could get by with a little less. The more loader work you do, the better you will be with...
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    Re: Used Land Pride or New King Kutter

    I like King kutter. Mows well and is easy to work on. It is not built as heavy as Land Pride.
  43. Buying Advice Re: Tips and Guidelines before buying a Zero Turn Mower

    I have a John Deere. Hard to be much happier. It has the stamped deck and pretty much seems indestructible.
  44. Thread: New Cutter

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    Rotary Cutter Re: New Cutter

    Just mow over them again and wait a while. 75% of your problem will be gone.
  45. Thread: NEW Member

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    Re: NEW Member

    Welcome. Lot of people have 335. I have 225 and would like to have the extra power that yours offers.Hope you like it.
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    Re: Honda quad question

    Take your time. Get to know it well. I can't tell you how many people who thought that a quad was a ton safer than a dirt bike, and ended up hurt. A 4 wheeler is heavy and can do damage. I am not...
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    Re: Tractor size question

    37 acres is not a huge tract. Lots of people around here farmed with a 35hp 2wd tractor. You would need at least that much, but 75 horsepower is overkill in my opinion. A hydro saps a bit of power...
  48. Buying Advice Re: My nephew's first "tractor" (He's almost 3)

    I am thinking only one company make a tractor. I think it is Power Wheels. Daughters had one. It was just fine.
  49. Re: Why are 60" ZTRs so much more popular than 72"

    72" mower is about 74" wide. Most trailers are no more than 78" wide. Loading it can be a real pain, unloading is worse.
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    Re: Impact screw drivers?

    I have used a bunch of impacts. They all work, and work well. Some have longer lasting batteries than others, but they are all good. Buy by price,loyalty,or brand. You will be fine. Great tool.
  51. Tractor Sizing Re: I would like your opinion on what size and brand tractor is for me.

    I think you might need two tractors. A medium size with a loader that is more nimble and a larger older tractor to power the baler and maybe pull a cutter. If hay is your main thing, make sure you...
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    Posthole Digger Re: Post Hole Digger Cart

    those are some of the best I have seen.
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    Re: Hitch 'N Plow

    I would think a rear facing camera would be necessary to use.
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    Re: craftsman gt 3000

    The tiller is worth about as much as the tractor. I have not seen the condition, but I would think that is top dollar. That tractor was only about $2000 new.
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    Re: craftsman gt 3000

    Father in law had one.I would guess it was bought about ten years ago. It was decent. Deck was on the lightweight side. It also had the hand control for the hydro. I did not care for that. It ended...
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    Re: 2016 Nissan Titan

    It sure does, but it is a good looking truck. If it is nice inside and drives like it looks, it should do fine. I have always thought that Nissan made good driving vehicles.
  57. Re: Lady needs help-advice for 4 wheel drive riding lawn mower

    Good or bad , It would take forever to mow your property with a mower this small. You need a fast HD mower with a big deck. ZTR would be faster but a tractor like the John Deere would provide much...
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    Re: Help with chosing rotary mower size

    Excellent choice.That is a fine cutter at a great price.
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    Re: Help with chosing rotary mower size

    I would consider the cutter from ETA. I have looked it over and it looks very solid. It is priced right,as well. I would prefer it have a tube type single post tail wheel but the majority of smaller...
  60. Re: Do you regularly start your diesel tractor as maintenance?

    Looks like it does not really matter. Some are starting, some are not. Nobody is having problems either way. I think I will keep a trickle charger on it and start it if I feel like it, or not.
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    Re: Pay the lawn guy or buy a zero turn mower ?

    Most lawn services charge about a dollar per minute. Example:90 minutes to do the job. $90 bill done 4 times a month would equal $360 a month. Not out of bounds at all.
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    Re: Help with chosing rotary mower size

    I have the same power tractor. Get a five foot. It will be fine 95% of the time and it is almost a perfect match for your wheelbase.
  63. Buying Advice Re: Tips and Guidelines before buying a Zero Turn Mower

    Horse farms everywhere around me. Scag rules. They claim they take more punishment and break down less, but I believe other brands are just about as good.
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    Should we fold in the mirrors when we park as well?:rolleyes:
  65. Buying Advice Re: Tips and Guidelines before buying a Zero Turn Mower

    Kubota,Hustler,Exmark,John Deere,Scag make great stuff. Some Husqavarna and Cub Cadets,Toros and most big box mowers should be avoided or at least expected to be a short time(5 years or so) fix.
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    Re: Where Are The Best Prices On New Trailers?

    I can speak for KY. Lots of choices at good prices here.
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    Re: Grab Hook Installation

    I can see both good and bad with that design. It is quick to hook up and easy to adjust. The problem would arise when you had to tilt your bucket in order to perform a task. The chains might slide...
  68. Thread: Work Shoes?

    by MESSMAKER
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    Re: Work Shoes?

    Other than something like "Muckboots" I suspect you are out or luck. Leather is pretty much the material of choice for work boots. You might find something more on the athletic side of things that...
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    Re: More compact tractor questions!

    Maybe the answer is to rent or hire it done rater than buy more machine than you will need in the future.
  70. Thread: Work Shoes?

    by MESSMAKER
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    Re: Work Shoes?

    I think it helps to not wear your boots every day. If you buy a new pair before your old is completely shot, you can rotate a bit and I think it helps them to last.it just keeps the insides from...
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    Re: SmartStraps Tie Downs

    I have chains as well as straps. I use straps most of the time. I get them at Tractor Supply and replace them every 2 years, but I use them a lot.
  72. Thread: Work Shoes?

    by MESSMAKER
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    Re: Work Shoes?

    Redwings are good but so are a bunch of others. Redwing is just better known. Carolina,Doc Martin,Georgia,Thorogood,Chippewa and Danner are just as good as long as you don't cheap out. Merrill and...
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    Re: New farm owners: CUT or UT?

    Nothing wrong with a utility tractor but probably not necessary. Don't need a 7 foot cutter for 15 acres. A 5 footer should be plenty. You can mow everything you have in a days time. Round bales can...
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    Re: More compact tractor questions!

    A 48" tractor and steep hills sounds kinda scary!!!!!
    I think I might look at other options. My tractor is about 60 inches wide and can get tippy in a hurry.
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    Re: What Size Box Blade?

    5 foot
  76. Thread: battery

    by MESSMAKER
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    Re: battery

    Last time I looked, Wal-Mart batteries are about the cheapest.
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    Re: Chevy rear end brush cutter

    Would not be good for anything rough. Might work otherwise.
  78. Thread: Harrow

    by MESSMAKER
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    Quick Hitches Re: Harrow

    My dad raised and soldn horses and mules for farming. I am sorry to say, I have spent some very long days on one of those.
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    Re: Starting a tractor by spinning the PTO

    Not something I will ever do, but good to know.
    That was not a true "redneck" . His stunt was not preceded by "hey guys, watch this".
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    Re: Help identifying older Bush hog

    The body of the unit looks an International Agri- tech but the 3 pt hitch and tail wheels don't look right.Those parts look like a HD Kodiak. It looks like a nice cutter.
  81. Re: Are These Trailer Ramps OK for a Kubota BX25D?

    Should be no problem. I take my tractor and zero turn up ramps like that.
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    Re: Advice needed on fixing a badly rutted road

    Some people add a "deadman" or a small speed bump running across the road to turn the water before a rut can start. It works well, but it limits travel speed.
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    Re: Case Farmall DX33 vs Kubota L3800

    I think i would go with the Kubota. It is pretty much loved by all. It has been around long enough to work all the bugs out.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: 305 Bush Hog 5'

    I understand that the Bushog is a great unit. I have seen the King Kutter and it looks like a fine unit. KK gets taken down by the performance of their standard duty cutter. It is fine, but not great...
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    Re: Consumer Reports drops 7 vehicles

    I filled out the form for 20 years. I assumed they reported correctly. You can get lemons from the best list and fine cars from the wost of them but that is not the way to bet. I would take their...
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    Re: FEL Tree Trimmer

    Exactly!!!!
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    Re: Mowing Pond Dams or the like.

    Fluid filled dual rear tires would make a riding mower almost impossible to flip, I would think.
  88. Comparison Re: I'm looking to buy a nwe tractor for my landscaping business. help

    Kubota L38000, Kioti ck35,JD 3520 all would be good. Good weight for moving dirt. Not too heavy to haul. I don't know if I have a strong preference on brand. I would not go too small.
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    Loader Re: Where can I find the 6TL loader pin specs?

    Why???
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Tractor size advice needed

    If you restrict your round bale moving to the 3 point hitch, a 3,000 lb tractor should do what you need. Hydro trans., loader and 4 wheel drive are very nice.You won't believe how much you will use...
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    Re: Bush Hog help

    Sounds like a good idea. How do you attach the chains to the stump jumper. Remove the blades and bolt the chains on?
  92. Buying Advice Re: I just signed the paper on a house with 14+ acres, need advice

    I think the two machine plan is the best. You could go a long way with a small compact tractor with a loader,finish mower and bushog, but You will be changing implements a lot. A new tractor and a...
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    Re: Tires to get??

    well said!
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    Re: E.T.A. 60" brush cutter

    That is a good looking cutter. It is on my short list. Let us know what you think of yours after you have used it for a while.
  95. Re: Best tool for cleaning radiator while mowing.

    I put a foam AC filter in front of the radiator. I just stop and pull it out and knock the debris off. It takes no time at all.
  96. Thread: cutting edge

    by MESSMAKER
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    Front-End Loader Re: cutting edge

    I hate to be the guy that answers a question with a question but, why a cutting edge instead of a tooth bar. I do similar sort of work and I keep a tooth bar on 90% of the time and frequently wonder...
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    Re: Pulling Trees and Stuff

    Maybe I don't understand but why can't you just hook a chain to the drawbar mount, or does one not exist? I would think the sub-frame mount would have something you could get a chain around.
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    Re: ck25 hst pedal

    My tractor is a re badged Kioti so I thought they would be similar. My tractor has a return spring on each end as I recall. I know you don't want to hear it but, I think you may have an internal...
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    Buying Advice Re: What do I need?

    Something about the size of a 5 series John Deere garden tractor would be a good place to start. I would not go smaller. It will power a 5 foot deck and pull a trailer of a thousand pounds without...
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    Re: Chevy vs Ford for work truck

    Dodge is not so cheap in my neck of the woods. Chevy is usually lowest with Ram and ford fighting for top dollar depending on option package. Not much difference in the bunch. They are all high.
    I...
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