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    Tractor Sizing Re: Tractor size advice needed

    :thumbsup: i agree -if you want to be able to move round bales , get a tractor with loader that will do the job.
    We move round bales with both tractors loaders, even the old 40 hp 2 wheel...
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    Re: Bucket grapple

    I'll throw in my 2 cents - if you are planning on cleaning stalls and there is old hay in with the manure (horses, goats?) then an open tine (NO tie bar in front- between tines) version will work...
  3. Re: dealer and company brand apathy and lack of knowledge

    Now that's Funny
  4. Re: dealer and company brand apathy and lack of knowledge

    Now that's Funny
  5. Buying Advice Re: Considering new Kubota L3901 or used New Holland TC40 DA, which should I choose?

    Congats on the TC-40 DA

    It's a beauty, Well Done :thumbsup:
  6. Thread: Dang Feng???

    by sd455dan
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    Re: Dang Feng???

    i would start a new thread with your request. OR

    Have you tried the sponsored links - here: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/chinese-tractors/172108-jinma-tractor-dealers.html

    also...
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    Comparison Re: Looking for opinions - new tractor purchase

    I think the 4k # he was referring to was the weight of a Branson 3520- tractor data lists base weight @3624lbs. . Not the FEL lift capacity , 4k is more than many 60 hp utility machines FELs can...
  8. Re: TC29D starter replaced but won't turn flywheel

    Just wondering if you had any success getting the tc29 to start ??
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    Re: I Still Hate My Tractor II

    I think you are right Fred,

    and you didn't even mention the biggest problem you had- which was a very under powered tractor for its size , rated power AND cost...

    That part would...
  10. Re: Few Questions/Issues with my "new" Ford 3600

    On the power steering issue- If it is the factory ford power assisted unit , No it should almost be like finger touch easy to turn when the engine is running, My 3000s (predecessor to the 3600)...
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    Re: looking to replace my wood stove

    + 1 for a Princess, Blaze King- I think the( King) model will be overkill...
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    Re: welding cast housing?

    Sorry to hear of the cracked housings - here is a used tractor parts outfit (Draper Tractor Parts) Tractor, Crawler, Combine Parts & Salvaged Equipment -never know?? they do have a free 24...
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    Re: john deere r. junker?

    My dad bought an R from a police seizure sale - paid $2500 and then paid another several thousand to have it restored, it was complete but needed a lot of work, the restorer asked if it was stored...
  14. Re: TC29D starter replaced but won't turn flywheel

    Is it possible the large main + battery power wire is not conducting the current to the main starter post??
    this would be possible if there is a separate fuse box power wire from the + battery...
  15. Minnesota Re: WTB Kubota tractor (B7800,B2910,B3030,B2920)

    My rhino was available with one 394951394952


    but my engine does not have the balance shaft installed, just checked- since i have the engine apart but that's (another story)...


    Wonder...
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    Re: Thinking of buying a Zetor-Good choice?

    My wifes brother used to sell and repair Zetors in the 1980s and went for training at the manufacturing plant- But it was in Czechoslovakia... these large tractors were all very heavy built 50 hp...
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    Re: Hot Tub Experiences?

    We are on our second hot tub- the first one was a Sun tub,

    5 person round with a 1 1/2 hp dual speed motor, 240 vac .

    It had numerous problems including being mis-plumbed from the...
  18. Re: JD 650 Overheating - 521 hours - thermostat replace?

    just a thought- on replacing the shroud/ radiator.

    In some cases it may be necessary to first set the shroud by itself (IN) around the fan-
    and then lower the radiator in, start its...
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    Re: Most reliable tractors in the 30-40Hp range

    i think after 10 YEARS this thread may be dead- then again...white knight may not have found a tractor to suit him yet -- his last post was on 11/23/2004 :D
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    just put the tractor back to work and cut this piece393771

    And talk about SAP 393772

    Just had to split it and check out the inside393773 Going to move this to the side and let it set...
  21. Re: Finally decided to freshen up the Rhino 554 engine

    Not sure on the 3 angle although I would hope so especially if the seat does need a back cut or top angle cut to keep the seat width and area of seat contact within reason.

    He did say he...
  22. Re: Finally decided to freshen up the Rhino 554 engine

    Well so much for the best laid plans of mice and men...

    Got all the pistons out all in good condition- no ring land damage, broken rings or excessive scoring.
    Honed the cylinders...
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    Backhoe Re: L48 sub frame broke

    I Know this can happen-

    my old ford 3000s 730 loader lasted almost 40 years- and then about 3 years ago the lower right loader arm began to bulge at the bottom -a little more the next year .

    ...
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    Re: Koyker Aftermarket Loader for JD 650

    I Love mine:thumbsup: it has always done more than i thought it would even after 20+ years of use. I think they are still built in South Dakota
  25. Re: Need Help with my Select-O-Speed Transmission!

    Wow- NLA on the filters, sure wish i had bought a few spares when i changed mine... live and learn.


    My 3000 is diesel but i did find this for timing 391607391608

    hope it helps
  26. Re: Need Help with my Select-O-Speed Transmission!

    I use the AMBRA multi g 134 trans oil, it is the only one the New Holland dealer told me meets the specs for sure. 391444

    I changed it out and cleaned the screen (although it was fairly clean)...
  27. Re: New member in central Texas. 5 acre rough terrain. looking for Tractor. $5k

    tried the local craigslist again this morning, and it is now working fine :cool2:

    Have no idea why because i didn't contact them. Oh well- just happy it is working
  28. Re: New member in central Texas. 5 acre rough terrain. looking for Tractor. $5k

    did a re-boot no joy,

    I tried to access the ads, also local craigslist -same message.

    Did a search on being blocked from craigslist and it sounds like a hassle to get the block...
  29. Re: New member in central Texas. 5 acre rough terrain. looking for Tractor. $5k

    Don't know about anyone else- but i tried to just look at the (scam tractor) a couple days ago and now i can't access Any cragslist ads.

    has this happened to any others that just looked at...
  30. Re: Finally decided to freshen up the Rhino 554 engine

    thanks for the encouraging words Bob

    Yep- # 4 is down on compression, been side tracked on other things but did get # 4 piston out.
    the ring gaps surprised me- these were measured down...
  31. Re: Finally decided to freshen up the Rhino 554 engine

    Headed back out to the garage -after a break, and pulled the head, - 390436

    thought i might find some cylinder damage but no sign of it yet, measured the bore and came up with 3.750 inches...
  32. Finally decided to freshen up the Rhino 554 engine

    This tractor has always run and started well ,also runs very quiet compared to my Ford 3000- which when cold sounds like it wants to throw the rods through the block:laughing: and yet the Ford has...
  33. Re: New member in central Texas. 5 acre rough terrain. looking for Tractor. $5k

    the cheapest tractor that i know of, in that price range
    would be a twin to my Rhino 554 - http://www.tractorhouse.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=7592047



    but still would...
  34. Re: I have a tytan 504 (yes) and the PTO started slipping,

    Did the tractor come with the tractor parts, engine, and operators manual.
    Back when Mark Leonard was selling the earlier Rhino tractors they were supplied with the manuals which would show...
  35. Sticky: Re: Ford? Chevy? GMC? Toyota??? New Pickup Truck Forum!

    pretty effective spammer control - its now an invalid thread...:)
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    Re: Dodge Cummins Engine Concern

    Personally-I prefer parallel 12 volt systems and have changed over 1 tractor (rhino) from series-ed 6 volts to the paralleled 12 volt and my Dodge cummins came that way.

    I am in no way...
  37. Thread: USPS at work

    by sd455dan
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    Re: USPS at work

    I have to agree- most of the things i order on ebay that are shipped via usps arrive quicker than ups or fed ex, and the economy shipping charges are usually less than 1/2 the price of the other 2....
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    Re: Dodge Cummins Engine Concern

    I would like to add a couple thoughts to Spyderlks comments,
    Batteries fail generally in one of two ways: not counting old age and sulfation

    1) short- a cell becomes a straight electrical...
  39. Traction Re: Kubota BX25D with snow plow traction question

    yes- around Silverwood there is less snowfall than farther north ( where we're at)- in general.

    With the back hoe weight and loader / plow you should be in good shape. I agree with...
  40. Traction Re: Kubota BX25D with snow plow traction question

    N idaho?? here are pictures from a few years ago... the tractor one is from this previous winter and the other from around 08-09.

    i would hope you are also getting a standard fel and bucket...
  41. Re: Anything else to do when changing a head gasket?

    is there a radiator with more cooling passages that will fit that tractor,
    I have heard of some people installing ford replacement radiators (2000-3000models) in some of the small chinese tractors ....
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    Re: Does your machine have brake lights?

    My Rhino has brake lights, turn signals, high and low beams and front side marker lights with turn signals - but my ford just has single beam headlights, dash light and no brake or turn signal...
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    Re: 3/4 ton mpg empty?

    Pretty neat article- I especially liked the display showing a 43.1 mpg average and the range of 865 miles it does say that average was after running 196 miles. 1700 miles to go- and after...
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    Re: Trailer Upgrade

    the axle ratings seem a little low to support a load of 10,000- my trailer is similar to what you are looking for (tilt ) , but lists 6 k axles and has 8 lug wheels and it lists the trailer load...
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    Re: Flat Screen TV's

    we needed to replace our 42" sanyo lcd- flouresent backlighting failed, and after a lot of looking picked up an LG 60" plasma for $600 at walmart and couldn't be happier with the picture quality- if...
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    Re: Any Jeep CJ people here?

    never had any cjs but owned a 1969 jeepster that I warmed over with a 455 pontiac, t400 and power steering.
    bought another jeepster and planning on going a similar route by replacing the...
  47. Re: what is a dependable bush hog name for someone looking to buy one please?

    Agree the (Brush Bull) Woods cutter has been good- at least for me, also have an OLD Ford 6 foot unit that refuses to die
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    Buying Advice Re: Looking at used tractors under 8K

    Hey guys- wasn't there a price guide of actual sale prices- available from Machinery Pete on RFDTV ?
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    Buying Advice Re: Looking at used tractors under 8K

    in my case the rotary cutters are used for cutting the larger fields down for weed control and are really for rough cutting like this 378741 378742

    I would not use a rotary 3 point...
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    Re: Manure Tine Grapple for Skid Loader

    The second Melecio is a twin lid grapple and is a round tined style which should work well for wet hay/ manure

    Skid-Steer Tine Grapple Bucket
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    Re: Manure Tine Grapple for Skid Loader

    I agree with Anbo being very well built , also think Melecio might have what your looking for...Skid-Steer Manure Fork

    available in both 84 inch and 96 inch widths with replaceable 1 3/4" ...
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    Buying Advice Re: Looking at used tractors under 8K

    Since you like fords -I would keep an eye out for a 3000 or 4000 8 speed with a loader, power steering and loaded tires and a good heavy attachment on back.- This way a good amount of loader work...
  53. Re: Best attachment for clearing roads/trails after loggers mess

    Here is the link so you don't have to go look for it.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/kubota-owning-operating/314207-front-hydraulics-kit-install.html[/QUOTE]



    Very nice work- Looks...
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    Re: 3pt Stabilizers

    Or during movement thru the lifting arc -on some tractors the distance and therefore tightness changes for the turn buckles and in some cases amounts to using the tractors rockshaft to...
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    Re: Never owned a compact utility tractor, yet

    I would tell her that a new hot tub would be far more therapeutic for the arthritis and need to put it where the pool used to be -so still need to get a tractor with hoe...
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    Re: starting fluid

    Several times - ever been in the pits?- and got some nitro-methane in the eyes ... got to Love drag racing:thumbsup:
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    Re: starting fluid

    i do know many of these shows are just entertainment and many of these people make far more money by being on a show than they will ever make doing their (job) but the kid (Parker) that was running...
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    Re: 31 and tired of using an axe

    Looks great should work well . my only reservation would be the hydraulic cylinder itself - are you sure that 11-12 tons of force will be enough . We use a 25 ton unit and although it has never...
  59. Re: The ability of the Kubota BX25D & Koiti CS2410 to perform!

    Well if you don't need a mower - why not get a larger heavier more powerful and capable tractor.-

    When push comes to Shove there is no comparison . the larger tractors with larger tires...
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    Re: starting fluid

    Sensible is good

    - just don't do what that character did on one of the last (Gold Rush) series shows .


    That guy just kept spraying ether non stop into a Volvo diesel engine. Myself...
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    Re: Ram 2500 cargo capacity

    looks like the tires are the main limiting factor- just checked my Michelins (stock issue 265/70/17 and bought as replacements for my truck - even though they are 10 ply E rated and have a 3195lbs. ...
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    Re: Ram 2500 cargo capacity

    If what i just read is right -the F-250 and SRW F350 use the Sterling 10.5 rear axle??
    quote (A feature unique to the 2011 Super Duty is the addition of a locking differential. It is only...
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    Re: Ram 2500 cargo capacity

    See Lots of guys pulling weights way above the sticker over on the Cummins Forum- without problems, also

    found this interesting information on the AAM 11.5 on Wiki - ...
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    Re: starting fluid

    Ford did also - but at least on my 3000, ford also used pistons with a heavy duty top ring support - That may have something to do with how these engines seem to survive when others were damaged...
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    Re: Kuboti BX25D vs Kioti CS2410

    Don't have a Gremlin- but picked this up (1974 AMX) for the wife a couple years ago- hopefully finish it up and 377723 paint it this year...
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    Re: Dad's old tractor-need assistance

    Looks like it could be used as a 3 point fence post puller?? and if there is nothing else on the 3 point i would hook it up and transport it mounted to the tractor.
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    Re: I'm in trouble.

    PICTURES! PICTURES!! PICTURES!!! :D
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    Re: John Deere 212 Starting problem.

    or you can get a generic riding lawn tractor starter solenoid for under $10.00 that should work fine- and also have less load through the ignition switch to power the solenoids coil...

    here is...
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    Re: Pictures of your Tractor!

    [QUOTE=Guesseral;3783375]Sometimes I wonder if I would even have any wood if it wasn't for the big stuff that on one else wanted. But I go for the free stuff because the outside wood burner really...
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    Re: Pictures of your Tractor!

    not me - although these pieces aren't as large as that one it's just a little more work for me the tractor and the splitter...376415376418
    ...
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    Re: Texas Grapple Shootout

    Looks like the new grapple is working out great! Congrats

    I would like to eventually get a narrow grapple like yours - or the EA wicked for digging some old roots and rotten stumps .

    For ...
  72. Traction Re: John Deere Tractor vs. 1800s Steam Tractor

    I would like to see the steamer hooked up to a Big Bud - with the Bud in 4 x 4...

    Now that would be an interesting comparison
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    Re: Another JD 4200 that refuses to crank

    Is it possible that the main ground cable was bolted to a painted surface causing a virtual open at the ground termination point??
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    Re: Big prices for little tractors

    [QUOTE=clemsonfor;3774831]The down side to the old 8n and massey and even newer fords and such through the 70-80s is that there fuel hogs!!! most of us mow and dont pull plows all day long so the...
  75. Buying Advice Re: Looking for Smaller Tractor with Strong Loader

    But the good thing is you can spin them on their own axis (skid-steer) unlike a tractor.

    I still prefer my tractors for most everything..
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    Re: did I break anything?

    My Rhino/Shanghai 554 is kind of like that -

    the thermo-start is fed diesel from the return line from the injectors and is also tied into the top of the second fuel filter top feed bolt. ...
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    Re: I Still Hate My Tractor II

    That's great news :thumbsup: - sounds like time to (Upgrade) to a different cooler...
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    Re: I Still Hate My Tractor II

    i should have looked a little closer for coolant lines in and out of the turbo in the pictures you posted :o

    Glad to hear that the Kubota is making respectable and acceptable power for you...
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    Re: I Still Hate My Tractor II

    Well if it isn't the head gasket is it possible that it has pushed oil through a seal in the turbo and into the coolant line?? Isn't the oil cooler completely separate??
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    Re: Brand new CK20S HST is leaking

    No , but there are threads about the 3 point mounting points breaking off on recent models of john deere tractors and i wonder if warranty coverage (may be ) a concern... I probably was to...
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    Re: Brand new CK20S HST is leaking

    yeah- and then if you broke the 3 point mount(s) off of the Aluminum rear axle housing ( installed on some new deeres) while using a box blade or other high load implement and deere would not...
  82. Re: Looking at used trucks for a weekend warrior- need some help

    Looks real nice for a truck with over a million miles on it.:D Actually they must mean 111,000 miles so should be many years left in it. And it is an HD model. Also says reasonable offers...
  83. Thread: Go Away GM

    by sd455dan
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    Re: Go Away GM

    Nice!
    maybe that is why I just can't bring myself to hate gm to many good times in the old muscle cars...and my 1996 Police- Caprice 9c1 is still rolling along just fine @ over 170,000 ...
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    Re: 3 Series v. 5 Series

    How important is an FEL?? it is probably the #1 implement for any tractor and the uses never end.

    Do you need to limb Trees- and move brush easiest to use an fel with forks or a grapple,...
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    Re: Who builds Cabela's brand tractors?

    Well if it is about weight only- they could make the rotors like Porsche does - out of carbon fiber within a silicon carbide matrix and save pounds... not ounces :D
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    Re: Who builds Cabela's brand tractors?

    Yep- and If i am not mistaken by the time ford built the (10) series they were making sleeved engines again, but the 3000 4000 and 5000 tractors are parent material cylinder style engines.

    ...
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    Re: Who builds Cabela's brand tractors?

    Also I believe the 3000,4000,5000 were all sleeveless- Ford cited no hot and cold spots in the cylinder walls.

    Those were some pretty popular tractors so there were quite a few built...
  88. Thread: Go Away GM

    by sd455dan
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    Re: Go Away GM

    [QUOTE=ovrszd;3753436]No personal attack intended or implied. I think the Corvette and the Camaro are the two worst models that Chevrolet offers. I base that on having friends that own each.The...
  89. Re: Best attachment for clearing roads/trails after loggers mess

    [QUOTE=LSU L4330;3753094]It's a pretty good amount of trails and rolling hills with a few shallow creek crossings.



    Looks like the grapple is the way to go. Spoke with EA today and they...
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    Re: PJ C5 car hauler for CUT

    Wow i bet that was a surprise!!
    Luckily i discovered the broken leaf immediately after a hard launch one day.
    I replaced them with the z-28 style that have an extra leaf and so far no...
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    Re: Picked up some chicks

    We just picked up 6 newbies to replace our 5 year old hens.

    the new ones are Auricauna-Ameuricana-Easter Egg ? chicks, 372920 little buggers decided to sleep in their food bowl:laughing:
    ...
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    Re: PJ C5 car hauler for CUT

    I haven't worn any out but my SD has cracked one completely in half at the pin :D
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    Re: PJ C5 car hauler for CUT

    That is an impressive trailer I am very impressed with the load carrying ability it has a only 101 lbs. less capacity than my 20 foot 5 th wheel trailer
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    Re: PJ C5 car hauler for CUT

    that is a nice trailer Congrats:thumbsup:

    Not knocking your new trailer but- are you sure it is an additional 9899lbs.

    because with 2 5200lbs. axles that seems a little...
  95. Re: What's the MOST FUN Thing to Do on Your Tractor?

    kind of changes with the next new implement / job.

    today used my HF pole saw hooked to the HF inverter i installed on the Rhino

    also made some extensions for the grapple tines because...
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    Re: kubota vs. kioti

    Very well said -
    Thank you sawtooth and Spyderlk

    for getting the idea across concerning the (personality) of the larger lower revving (torque) engines...

    That i guess...
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    Re: kubota vs. kioti

    Neither- my point is a larger displacement engine that has a lower rated power rpm will produce more torque and therefore more horsepower at rpms under the rated rpm compared with an engine that...
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    Re: kubota vs. kioti

    Sorry TSO i don't have a graph for the Iseki

    I should say that i don't believe there would be much of an advantage for the engine I posted when used with a Hydrastatic drive tractor-...
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    Re: kubota vs. kioti

    372140 372141

    Here's an interesting comparison- the Kubota graph posted and one from an older lower revving and larger displacement tractor engine
    two tractor engines with equal...
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    Re: kubota vs. kioti

    Well now that the debate is settled :D:stirthepot:
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