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  1. Toplink Re: Can hydraulic top link exert downpressure?

    Neighbor uses suitcase weight on his. He hangs them off the back top lip of the blade. I think he has added about 400 lbs if I remember correctly. Does a great job.
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    Re: Rototiller attachment

    Also look at the Ansung Terra Force line. Their HD gear models are built tough.

    BTW what HP tractor do you have. You want a tiller wide enough to cover your tire tracks.
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    Re: 28 acres worth a hay operation?

    Learned that the hard way - one bale of moldy hay cost me 10K in vet bills over 4 years and we still lost the horse. She developed a severe allergy to hay pollen and normal mold. Think bad COPD....
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    Re: 28 acres worth a hay operation?

    I also understand the picky hay people - I was one until I stated cutting my own. I have just a few select clients that I cut hay for and do not have much left over for the other shoppers. I'm...
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    Re: 28 acres worth a hay operation?

    If you try this, check with what the market is on Horse Hay. Horse folks are very picky and will pay a premium for weed free native hay here. If you go that way you will be dealing with standard...
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    Re: Post hole auger stand

    Try this thread

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachments/324180-post-hole-digger-cart-plans.html?highlight=

    I just role it up to the tractor and hook up. The only thing I would changes...
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    Re: New equipment for this season.

    I also have the Titan hay spear with the GN Ball on top. That's what I am using to move my GN around. Works great,

    I got the hay spear just in case I need to move a round bale around.
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    Re: New Kuhns hay grapple earned its keep

    I probably will get one more cutting this fall when we run out of irrigation water. As for a place to unload without having to do the hand work, yes. I am building a 20 foot addition to my barn with...
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    Re: New Kuhns hay grapple earned its keep

    Also save my back and that it even better:thumbsup::D
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    New Kuhns hay grapple earned its keep

    Moved 252 bales of hay yesterday with my grabber unit, my 23' PJ GN trailer and a lot of luck. The tractor lifts and pulled the trailer easily in mid range. Only had a short distance to go, but...
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    Re: CT 230 front Bucket will not tilt

    SS hit the nail on the head. One or more of your QA couplers has gone bad - Same thing happened to me. Dealer replaced them all under warranty. It was all the couplers under the floor board at the...
  12. Thread: New Baler

    by powerscol
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    Re: New Baler

    Sweet - It must be a good feeling to have things work out so well.

    I did notice in the one picture the size of your windrows. Around here they would be much bigger. Nice job. Now all you need is...
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    Re: I can't believe I did that!

    Absolutely correct - I looked and I have one...DUH It pays to check and thanks for the comment. I now know to move the lever to lock before greasing. Thanks
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    Re: Small farm hay balers

    I am baling with and older Hesston 4550 with a 26.5 PTO hydro tractor. It works great. You can find them at a reasonable price. It is an inline baler and good for small tight spaces. MF also has a...
  15. Re: IH 1300 9' bar sickle mower - Rowse Rakes Hydraulic Lift Kit Install

    Ok hear is the proof. This beast cuts like a dream and as fast as I can go. :cool2: On my Bobcat in mid range as fast as she will go :D. I started after 2PM yesterday and finished up about 8, cutting...
  16. Thread: Starters

    by powerscol
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    Starters

    Has anyone found a good aftermarket place for buying replacement starters. Dealer wants over $500. Don't need one yet - mine acts up once in a while, so planning ahead. Its for my CT 235.
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    Re: Twine prices?

    I tried the Titan poly on my Hesston 4550 and it kept breaking. I switch to Bridon 9600 and now have ZERO issues, I find you pay for what you get, and everyone's baler is different on what kind and...
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    Re: New equipment for this season.

    I know about the barn build - just adding 20 feet to my existing 36' wide unit to store hay is costing $17,500. I do have pictures if anyone is interested. Good tax write off though - I have a big...
  19. Re: IH 1300 9' bar sickle mower - Rowse Rakes Hydraulic Lift Kit Install

    Last is the unit set up and ready to run on my tractor. I got a new knife sections installed and set the hold downs once I found the Knife pin....I cleaned out the Garage trying to find it, only to...
  20. Re: IH 1300 9' bar sickle mower - Rowse Rakes Hydraulic Lift Kit Install

    The rest of the install of the cylinder and connecting hardware was straight forward. I did heed to use a BFH to drive the one cylinder pin in place. Even the securing rod was well designed.
  21. Re: IH 1300 9' bar sickle mower - Rowse Rakes Hydraulic Lift Kit Install

    Lets continue with day 2
    This was a bit tough and I did it wrong the first time, and that is the spring pack install. I had the base on a cart and I should have had it hooked up to the tractor. With...
  22. Re: IH 1300 9' bar sickle mower - Rowse Rakes Hydraulic Lift Kit Install

    OK the next step gets a bit tricky as it is not very clear. While I did not get pictures, if you have taken the J farm off you know how it attached to the main body casting. Part #19 needs to fit...
  23. Re: IH 1300 9' bar sickle mower - Rowse Rakes Hydraulic Lift Kit Install

    I got started today by re attaching the J frame to the sickle head and then attaching parts #1 and #6 using the supplied bolts. You should first tighten the bolts to the J Frame that attached the...
  24. Re: IH 1300 9' bar sickle mower - Rowse Rakes Hydraulic Lift Kit Install

    Next photo is of the kit itself as it arrived.

    The kit is very complete, but I did need to have them send out the big washer and 3/8 bolt for the vertical shaft that needed to be drilled and...
  25. IH 1300 9' bar sickle mower - Rowse Rakes Hydraulic Lift Kit Install

    OK as promised here we go. First the Rowse contact information. Ryan Ballagh, ROWSE HYDRAULIC RAKES CO., 84504 STATE HWY 11, BURWELL NE 68823,1-800-652-1912,(308)348-2276. Ryan was great to work with...
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    Re: New equipment for this season.

    I'm lucky I have good water rights - problem is getting dependable flow so I also filed on the waste water that enters my property.

    Here in SW Colorado you need 2.5 acre feet per acre of water to...
  27. Re: Hydraulic cylinder replacement for Gage Rod on IH 1300 sickle mower.

    An update. I will be starting a new post on the install. Got about 1/2 way today.
  28. Re: Hydraulic cylinder replacement for Gage Rod on IH 1300 sickle mower.

    Starting today I will get to it in earnest. I had the frame pieces welded in for a while, now to just get everything assembled. I haft to start cutting on the 16th, so it is now or never.

    I am...
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    Re: New equipment for this season.

    Is it not a great feeling to have accomplished this yourself? My first cutting will be in two weeks when we get a break in the weather. Looking forward to trying out the hay grapple.
  30. Thread: Seat safety

    by powerscol
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    Re: Seat safety

    On my Bobcat I can get off if the parking break is set.
  31. Re: Robbing loader hydraulics to run rear attachment

    Depending on the Dealer, its about 1/3, but actually having a rear remote, especially one with float, can come in handy for a lot of things.
    An example - All of my 3pt equipment to date is manual...
  32. Re: Robbing loader hydraulics to run rear attachment

    For the price of the long hose and fittings you probably over 1/2 the way of just getting the Kubota rear remote kit. Check around as some dealers have better pricing than others.

    Or Brian at Fit...
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    Re: New equipment for this season.

    Try talking with John Byler with Kuhns


    john@kuhnsmfg.com

    www.kuhnsmfg.com
  34. Thread: 2 speed jack

    by powerscol
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    Re: 2 speed jack

    Go for it. I have a PJ, GN and when loaded I could never have been able to jack it up without it. Its a good investment. There is also and electric kit for it too.
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    Tiller Re: advice on tillers...

    Find someone to deep Plow and disk, then your tiller will do the job in 0ne to Two days.
  36. Thread: Bobcat fest

    by powerscol
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    Re: Bobcat fest

    What hurts is all of the hard work later. getting the liner in and back filling and compacting the trench. The pictures are of the easy part.

    Thanks
  37. Thread: Bobcat fest

    by powerscol
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    Re: Bobcat fest

    Here are the pictures to show it happened. The were reshaping my existing pond to get the liner installed.
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    Re: custom hay work

    MY price this year to cut and bale small squares is $4.50 a bale. If I take the hay I cut and bale for free and resell at about $8 a bale. This is for horse quality hay.

    However I only cut and...
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    Re: Will a tiller pull rocks up out of soil?

    If you handy with a welder, build yourself a Grissley and screen the topsoil your placing. You can make one out of rebar and make the openings as big or small as you want.

    However if you can get...
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    Re: CT235 work light and tool boxes

    Winston1 - I am south and west of your town in Durango. Many years ago I did some work there with CDOT. Beautiful little place, but a bit cold and windy in the winter if I remember correctly.
    ...
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    Re: high valley dream

    I hate to say this, but you two are dreaming. I know the area well and the expense you will be spending will far out way the benefits of raising the 2 or three sheep you can graze on the 20 acres.
    ...
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    Forks Re: Graber Brand Tractor Forks.

    Check around for Ansung, Terra Force units. I got mine from a local Kubots/Agg/Rental dealer. Excellent price and a very good unit. I think I paid less that what you quoted. Be sure to inspect welds...
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    Re: Is this a bad omen?

    BR Congrats on your new Tractor. While not my first choice I am sure it wiil do you well. (see my sig as I am biased)

    You need to enroll in a 12 step program. This is critical as it will save your...
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    Re: CT235 electrical problem

    I think you will quickly come to learn if it wont crank to tap the go peddle one way or another. It is part of the badge of ownership. just like it sticking when you first use it and quickly learning...
  45. Thread: Bobcat fest

    by powerscol
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    Bobcat fest

    I had my irrigation pond lined recently and it was a Bobcat fest. I do have pictures, but ran into problems down loading. I will update when problem is solved. BTW the TRACK SKID STEER was fantastic...
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    Re: Troubleshooting hydraulics

    While this may take time, crawl under and use a good lube, like WD40 or equal, and go through the entire linkage, working it and removing any excess. There are some lubes that claim not to attract...
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    Re: CT235 electrical problem

    Not to throw a curve ball, but if I get a no start on mine it is the foot control. It needs to be tapped to get her to start.
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    Re: Replacement Seat

    Looks like it should work. The hole for the safety switch looks correct, but you can order with the switch installed and arm rests are an option. Only question I have is mounting holes. Have you...
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    Re: lifting bales

    Maybe next year, and Kuhns makes one or can make one to fit the grapple I got from them. I have a slightly modified (extra Hooks) 205 Compact Bale Grabber
    Kuhns Mfg LLC | Kuhns Mfg provides a small...
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    Re: new kubota round balers

    Massy also has a new small one out that only takes 30 HP to run. Excellent reviews so far and cheaper than the Kubota ones when I check with my Kubota dealer on pricing. Was looking at their rakes
    ...
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    Re: Replacement Seat

    Crack is too big unfortunately.
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    Re: will i notice 5 hp?

    Get the extra 5 HP. You can run better PTO equipment and the resale is better. YOu can also runn a slightly lower RPM's too in doing some work.
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    Tiller Re: Tillers, 3pt. or hand?

    Hopefully you have maneuvering room around the garden bed, as with the 3pt you will need it. If it is just for the garden check with an agg rental place and rent one first to see if your tractor will...
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    Re: Trailer Registration

    Go with the full 14K then from the trailer title.
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    Re: lifting bales

    There are numerous ways to handle bales, including rear 3pt spears, to front loader grapples to handle all sizes of large and small, round and square bales.

    This is what I have for my small...
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    Re: Okay, so far, I'm real happy camper

    Did you remove the twine from the knotter disk when cleaning? If not pull the slack out through the needles so the twin is tight and equal both sides (I pull my slack back into the twine box). If you...
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    Re: Replacement Seat

    Please let us know. I just added more good duct tape yesterday.
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    Re: How to disconnect a box blade....

    Great instructions, but if I could add one item. I find that at times I need to slack off on one of the lift arms (mine has an adjustable crank on one side) to take the bind off. Also be sure to...
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    Re: How to disconnect a box blade....

    Great instructions, but if I could add one item. I find that at times I need to slack off on one of the lift arms (mine has an adjustable crank on one side) to take the bind off. Also be sure to...
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    Re: I can't believe I did that!

    One thing we are all missing here is always lower the loader and any 3pt attachment. You could be saving a life, or serious injury. I can remember reading several articals over the years of kids...
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    Re: Use tow hook?

    I have a QA reciever hitch for the front and a 3pt one (doubles as a hay spear) for the back. The best prices I found were Titan Equipment. They have several sites and sell on ebay. I scored big on...
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    Re: 1/4.turn chute to straight chute combo?

    Same problem. I drilled a hole so I could mover the 1/4 turn side bar fully it. problem solved. :D

    Otherwise take the chute off........But I just angle mine down a lot. - I needed to do this so my...
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    Re: remote lever no longer locks into place

    Do you have any larger agg dealerships nearby. I mean like Massy, Kubota or Deer. Or do a phone search for hydraulic shops. They may be able to help as most valves operate the same. You may need to...
  64. Re: Tow hitch off the 3 point linkage counter weight

    That is very similar to the one I use, but got it from Titan - great prices on their Web and Ebay. I also picked uo the front Quick attache unit to better maneuver the trailer into its tight parking...
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    Re: County line tiller

    Before getting the CLT, look around at you local agg rental place. I got my Ansung for a song as they were rotating equipment out of their fleet. They do a two rear rotation regardless of use.
    ...
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    Re: Zetor Drum Mower - Special Grease

    Have you tried calling someone that sells them. There are several advertisers here and I am sure one would talk to you about this. However this is on my wish list for the future, so I am very curious...
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    Re: Rough/Bumpy Land smoothing

    Call some of you local construction folks and see if they have a land leveler. Here in Colorado I watched a large blade (motor grader) with automatics level a hay field (360 acres) in a few hours....
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    Re: Water well experts

    There are several variable speed down well pumps out there that do not require pressure tanks. In your neck of the woods there are probably several dozen irrigation system experts. Have them design a...
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    Re: We need some help on seeding

    Get with the Colorado State Agg service through CSU and you local USDA office. They can walk you through everything you need and recommend mixes for your area. They may even have a seed drill for...
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    Re: Replacement Seat

    Yep - just the stock seats like I have and $$$$$$$$$
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    Re: New equipment for this season.

    BJR - how did you hook your baler to your truck for towing. Did you use a ball mount receiver hitch without the ball and just drop a bolt through the holes, or does your unit have a ball coupler...
  72. Re: Suggestions for a Hydraulic Top Link for a CK30

    Yes Kioti does. I believe the part number for the second rear remote kit is 322027. This is the second kit with the Float feature. Prices I got were in the mid $300 to high $400 range. Check with...
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    Re: Adjusting a tiller

    Then I go to the 54 inch (4 tine :D) LandPride tiller.......with perfection no less.

    OK so you got me with that one :thumbsup::laughing:

    Have you ever noticed as to how various brands set up...
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    Hydraulic oil foam - is it normal?

    Just a question. After hooking up my hoses to the front and installing the grapple, everything worked fine once I got fluid pumped through everything. But when I disconnected the grapple, there was a...
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    Tiller Re: advice on tillers...

    Check out the Ansung Terra Force line. They are built strong. Another place to check and this may be a cheaper option depending on your usage is you local agg rental place. If it is in their rental...
  76. Re: Any suggestions for cleaning up hydraulic fluid?

    The purple HD cleaning stuff works good, but Dawn is also excellent, Mix 50/50 with water, spray on, let soak 30 minutes, then wash off.
  77. Re: Tow hitch off the 3 point linkage counter weight

    Titan Attachments actually makes several models of what you need if you take the current counter wight off. You can get a great deal bidding on their stuff on Ebay

    Adapters, Titan Fitness items in...
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    Re: Brush Guard Modifications

    What weight and type of mesh is that?
    Thanks
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    Re: Adjusting a tiller

    "It is a 6' TSC 4 tine." All I can say this is an entry tiller for cat 1 tractors, but the bigger issue is weight. This is a 6' that weighs only 744 lbs. I believe it is chain driven too with a...
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    Re: CK35 Dash lights

    Love it - symbols for dummies like me :eek::laughing:- off to the hardware store tomorrow
  81. Re: Suggestions for a Hydraulic Top Link for a CK30

    Ditto on Fit-Rite and Brian. You cant go wrong with his advice, customer service and pricing. He know his stuff and will not steer you wrong.

    And he is also understanding of Dummies like me :eek::D
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    Re: New equipment for this season.

    Got my Hay Grapple (posted elsewhere), and a 23' PJ GN to haul equipment and Hay
  83. Re: Gooseneck vs Bumper Pull for snow and ice

    For hardback snow, put chains on the GN axles - cable are OK. This will give you a positive braking situation. GN's are much better in snow and ice the BP. Been there and done that :D
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    Re: Adjusting a tiller

    Also check out the Ansung Terra Force line. Built like a tank and heavy - dig well Running a YJR 074 with 26.5 HP and love it.
  85. Re: Seat Safety Switch - need photo of standard one

    Dennis - Thanks much. I believe this gives options I did not have before. Now more searching.
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    Re: Little baler do they make them

    Looks like they are asking $800 - That's probably what it cost new.:laughing:
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    Re: Tractor Supply 3tph Post Hole Digger

    Many folks have built storage frames to make hook up easier. Do a search and you may find one that works for you. As for set up, the instruction are pretty straight forward.
  88. Seat Safety Switch - need photo of standard one

    Several of us are needing replacement seats, but we have the deluxe ones (that have the weight knob and the switch is in the seat cushion).

    I need a photo of the safety seat switch location on the...
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    Re: CT235 pedal return cylinder

    I have the replacement peddle and it work better than the original. However under heavy loading, like digging into a dirt pile, it will not return quickly. I just get used to the heal action needed...
  90. Re: Fuel pump for 25 year old Sears GT twin garden tractor

    You got me to thinking - there is a Fun Center place close and they carry boats, atv's, snow machines and all sorts of other quad stuff. I called the parts/service guy and I may have gotten lucky....
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    Re: Small Hay Grapple Installed

    Some good choices, especially the last one :D AMBERG does have other choices as he does have the bigger tractor to run an accumulator and a larger grapple if he so chooses.
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    Re: Small Hay Grapple Installed

    Mine are 36" but I back off the tension to make 55lb ones. I went and measures the unit and it will work with a 32" bale, either long ways or sideways. The front hook will enter the bale just back...
  93. Re: Fuel pump for 25 year old Sears GT twin garden tractor

    My pump is not direct mounted to the carb, but on the back side of the firewall. Its a small rectangular with three ports. One in from the bottom (fuel from tank, and two out through the firewall...
  94. Re: Fuel pump for 25 year old Sears GT twin garden tractor

    Thanks - That pump just might work.
  95. Re: Fuel pump for 25 year old Sears GT twin garden tractor

    Sears parts just says no longer available and does not indicate a replacement - thus the post. I have searched the part number too, with no results - no longer made, and no recommended replacement....
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    Re: sickle bar hydraulics / Kubota 2620

    I am still confused. Perhaps J_J can help. I am a bit green on this, but my double acting cylinders stay pressurized on both sides during use (will not move up or down with lever in the center...
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    Re: My wife hates my new tractor

    KevT after reading all the suggestions, all I can say is RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN! :eek::D

    Not knowing how long your marriage has lasted to date, may I suggest you dig deep and get her something she has...
  98. Fuel pump for 25 year old Sears GT twin garden tractor

    I have an old Sears 18 Hp B&S twin cylinder garden tractor. It has the old style rectangular metal pulse fuel pump. Is is no longer made and I cant find an equal listed an where . Can anyone...
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    Re: Broken Wheel Bolt

    First where can you get there reverse drill bits? I asked at Home Depot (yes my mistake) but hardware manager gave me a shrug.

    I have used easy outs. but usually find I need to drill a...
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    Re: Fixing paint chips and small rust spots

    I like your suggestions as I have used them all . One other thing I have tried is the Q-tip to put the rust converter on. I let it do its thing and then check for loose paint. Q tip is lousy for...
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