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    Re: Mice got in my new F450! Help!

    We had mouse problems in my wife's 2012 Acura MDX. I found a mouse nest right up against the pollen filter in the HVAC system, which on that vehicle was behind the glovebox. The mouse made a nest...
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    Re: Brand New B2650 UDT fluid leaking

    You could try all the tricks to minimize oil loss, such as parking sideways on an incline with filter uphill, plugging the breather(s), or using shop vac, but those are mainly for quick filter swaps....
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    Re: So now what? Ford 600

    Also consider a fuel vent blockage. If the tank isn't venting it will eventually develop a vacuum and the engine won't be able to pull fuel. If that was the problem, you will get a "whoosh" when...
  4. Thread: ROPS Folding

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    Re: ROPS Folding

    Yeah, the only tip-over risks I have run into were hidden ruts or soft spots on flat ground. The times you don't expect to need the ROPS are the ones that will kill you!
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    Re: Timber Frame Build - Round 2

    Beautiful work Eddie!
  6. Re: Is there an implement that can smooth roads and not load up?

    You need to adjust the top link to control how much material the box blade will remove and carry. It sounds like you have it too short and the rear cutter is removing too much material. I can...
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    Re: Peach piking time in Vermont

    How do you process them? We get about 20-30# from a local orchard every 1-2 weeks (they have a few varieties that ripen at different times) and it's a race to eat, bake, and freeze them every time...
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    Re: L 2501- worth it to me?

    The 2501 is impressive and feels like a lot more than a 25HP tractor when driving around and using the loader. That's because it's basically Kubota's older 34HP engine that is de-rated to a lower...
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    Re: How to get rid of grass in Bermuda grass

    Picture of the undesirable grass would help a lot, as well as information about your location/zone. There are many "over the top" herbicides that target certain weeds without affecting the turf, but...
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    Re: Plastic tractors, Oh boy!

    I'm with LD1 -- pros and cons to both. I don't like the way the plastic bumper/hood on my older Deere cracked, as it left sharp jagged edges with no hope of repair -- had to replace a very expensive...
  11. Thread: Akita Pool

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    Re: Akita Pool

    You got a good eye! Yes, I put two 24x24" stones at ground level. A few weeks later we had some heavy rain that "grouted" them down with runoff sand/clay, and you'd think they had been mortared in...
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    Re: Trackhoe over the bank

    I thought the same thing, and I could see a fence rolled up on the bank. There was already a good cloud of silt in the water when we went by.
  13. Thread: Upgrade Tractor

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    Re: Upgrade Tractor

    L3301 and L3901 are identical except for engine/power, so their weight is very close if not the same.
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    Re: HST vs Manual trans

    Unless you have a reason to not want HST, I think it's more all around versatile with few downsides. For repetitive front loader work it's hard to beat and so much more productive than a gear...
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    Re: Trackhoe over the bank

    This was one of the river properties that had enough erosion and instability that the county granted them permission to cut back and re-grade the bank. It's sort of a game for people with money,...
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    Trackhoe over the bank

    Saw this when coming back into my creek from fishing the other day. When we went out earlier in the day I saw a young guy running the machine and knocking down trees, then getting out to cut the...
  17. Thread: Akita Pool

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    Re: Akita Pool

    It does my heart good to see pictures of you down in a pit laying block Eddie, since I am happy it's not me.

    I had to make a small set of stairs for the patio I built, and ended up building a form...
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    Re: The older I get washing & waxing ..

    Don't want to incite more flames, but I always found it ironic and humorous that the first step many people recommend to strip off old sealants/waxes before applying new ones is a "Dawn wash" using...
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    Re: The older I get washing & waxing ..

    The problem with waxing is that it just doesn't last. So plan on doing it often. While I don't wash/wax my truck, I do both on my sports car, and even the best waxes I have tried need to be...
  20. Thread: stihl ms 251

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    Re: stihl ms 251

    We may have discussed this before. The hour rating ties into how long the manufacturer wants to certify the saw will meet emissions standards and that comes down to a combination of 1) ring, piston,...
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    Re: The older I get washing & waxing ..

    I don't wash or wax my truck. It's three years old now. I do wipe off bird crap as soon as I see it, as that stuff will hurt the clear coat in no time. I guess I picked a good color -- gray/green...
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    Re: Where do all the Owners Manuals go?

    The other problem is newbies who come on here asking questions about stuff that is covered in the owner's manual, with pictures and details. I don't mind answering dumb questions (I am sure good at...
  23. Thread: stihl ms 251

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    Re: stihl ms 251

    The 251 (and 250) is a homeowner saw rated for 50 hours use before it may need a rebuild. Unless you have occasional homeowner duties, like storm cleanup every few years, I'd say step up to a pro...
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    Re: does it matter which was rear rim is facing?

    It will likely affect overall width of the wheels, so make sure you're gaining (for stability) and not losing, or that the new width is OK.

    Also, depending on the tire type you'd need to swap...
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    Re: LaGrange farmer crushed by tractor

    Too many things can accidentally snag when getting off tractors. Has problems with both the cargo pockets on pants catching, and the bottom of my shorts catching. I don't think the tractor makers...
  26. Re: gc1720 wont start, whistle noise and lots of balck smoke.

    Whatever was squeaking by hand in this second video seems to be related to the culprit. Something connected to the belt drive is either seized or stuck. Problem may come back spontaneously, hard to...
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    Re: So much variation in prices from TSC

    I always check prices before buying there. For some barn door hardware they were almost double the cost of Amazon. For other stuff they have been OK. I hate to shop blind there, however, since...
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    Re: Orange 2501 vs Green 3025

    I like both brands, but the Deere E models are economy models, made to hit a low price point. They cut some corners to do that. The Deere R models are great, but I wouldn't get an E model.
  29. Re: Pole construction... my dilmena with concrete piers vs. in ground

    I'd pour a footer "pad" in each hole, or put down gravel and drop a pre-cast concrete cookie. Then build your frame with 6x6 posts and wall gifts to square up the posts. When the frame is the way...
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    Re: Priced a new Kubota L2501 with implements

    You can but you need to get off the tractor to do it, so it's not very helpful. With top and tilt, or even just hydraulic top link, you can make the important adjustments from your seat and it makes...
  31. Thread: RTV questions

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    Re: RTV questions

    I have an RTV-X 1120D, which has been great. I put KTAC insurance on it just this last year since I take it off my property a lot now, and recall they wanted to know about any add-ons/implements, as...
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    I would agree with you to a point, but look at those well-known heavy duty stamped decks (i.e., Deere 7-iron or similar) and there would be no concern on my part. Some of the stamped decks I see on...
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    Re: 2017 L3901 TLB price check

    If you own the equipment and only use the tractor on your property and homeowner's insurance covers it, then I don't see a need for KTAC. I have it on my tractor and RTV, both purchased cash, only...
  34. Re: Best methods of Keeping a SCUT on on the trailer.

    I use a combination of chains and ratchet straps for my tractor. Chains with binders at the rear, but ratchet straps on the front because they are easier to deal with when the front loader/bucket is...
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    Re: Duck eggs.....will they hatch on their own?

    My wife incubated duck eggs last spring and it worked well, but I remember there were some differences between how duck and chicken eggs need to be incubated. Plenty of information on the internet...
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    Buying Advice Re: The new one: JD 3025E. Any thoughts?

    Be lucky you lost traction -- that is a good way to bend your loader arms! Remember, the loader is for lifting and scooping, it's not a bulldozer.
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    What is it about a fabricated deck you think you need? Historically, it's not so much an issue of whether a deck is fabricated or stamped, but what gauge metal it's made from and how it's shaped and...
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    Re: wheel spacers for Massey sub compacts

    Yeah, I agree with what JWR said and the way he said it. That's an important difference between front and rear axles. The rear is rigidly mounted to the tractor frame (well, usually the rear gear...
  39. Mowing Re: What is the proper shutdown procedure for PTO rotary cutter operation Kubota L33

    Knowing how all the big heavy flywheel implements behave -- some have a massive amount of inertia -- my thought is to let the implements slow down all by themselves naturally. No need to get the...
  40. Re: My Samsung Washer Experience, and how the Kubota Helped Out!

    Awesome!

    "If you're ever in a gunfight, don't hide behind a washer machine." So we actually learned something good here!
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    Re: Priced a new Kubota L2501 with implements

    Not only is the 2501 simple, but it's a sleeper, with a much larger engine than you'd normally see in a 25HP tractor. This is really a 100 cubic inch 34HP engine that is just limited in RPM. It's...
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    Re: wheel spacers for Massey sub compacts

    Won't make a bit of difference there. Still have two tires (of same size) carrying the load regardless of how they are spaced. What will increase is the lever arm between the load center and tire,...
  43. Mowing Re: What is the proper shutdown procedure for PTO rotary cutter operation Kubota L33

    I start my Wallenstein chipper the same way as you. To shut down however, I press and hold in the foot clutch on my tractor (which disengages engine from PTO and transmission). I then throttle down...
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    Re: wheel spacers for Massey sub compacts

    I probably wouldn't put them on front steered wheels -- adds more stress to all the components of the front drive/bearings/hub. On the rear, spacers act like extensions of an already long and...
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    Re: Best way to get this new yard to come in

    I don't think it matters what you do now, as nothing will really grow. Even a warm season grass is past it's ideal germination time and would be a challenge to get started now from seed. Sprigs or...
  46. Thread: Akita Pool

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    Re: Akita Pool

    Looks good. Yeah, this heat is something -- I didn't even try to work outdoors today. Took care of a couple indoors projects instead. I find as I get older I have much less resistance/tolerance...
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    Re: UTV - Need a side view clamp on mirror.

    When looking for a mirror for my RTV, I realized side mirrors would not last. But I found a center rearview mirror that mounted to the front ROPS bar, just like a car rear view mirror, and it works...
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    Re: Steel beam - wood equivalent

    Often, you can sneak a tall LVL beam into limited space by making it poke above the second floor. If lined up with a wall above, it works very well. Here's an example:

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    Re: Steel beam - wood equivalent

    Agree, that would be my approach. However the OP hasn't told us how much space he has, only that a 2x10 won't work. Lots of options though.

    If this is a drywall application, deflection will...
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    Re: Kudos to Messicks!

    They have been very fair on shipping costs -- one time I ordered a 5-gal pail of Kubota grease and they figured out how to ship it without killing the price. I am sure that pail will outlast me, but...
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a new F150 today.

    I just don't see the utility in a 5.5' bed -- crosses under the threshold of usefulness to me. But some people need them to fit in their garages (my truck stays outdoors, so I don't care about...
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a new F150 today.

    Looks great -- is that the regular 6.5' bed?
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    Re: B2601 design flaws

    Maybe you just need a new bucket or new QA plate. One of the two pieces sounds like it's been welded crooked somehow. Also may want to check and make sure the timing rod between the two sides of...
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    Re: Using an L6060 With Stationary Implements

    As far as I know the ROPS model Grand L still has the trick where you flip the seat forward. I have no idea about cab models though -- that's a much different seat setup and suspension. Surely...
  55. Re: Photobucket has stopped free 3rd party hosting, wants $39.99/month. What to do?

    I've never run into max size issues uploading attachments here, so it makes me think folks who do are uploading giant images straight from their camera. Not only is that wasteful, they'd be too big...
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    Re: Kudos to Messicks!

    Can't beat their prices and quick shipping. Normally I get deliveries from them in 1-2 days from PA to VA, standard ground shipping. Beats driving 50+ miles to my dealer.
  57. Thread: L3560

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    Re: L3560

    On the new machine, anywhere in the range of 10-12-15% off MSRP is a reasonable discount. How much depends on a lot of things. I'd be happy to get 12% discount in my area.
  58. Thread: L3560

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    Re: L3560

    $14K for the trade would be very good, considering you're competing with new L3301 models that have rebates and low interest financing. I was seeing trade offers in the $12-14K range on my L3200...
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Wow, what a dumbass. I am pretty sure we did worse things when I was a kid in the 70s, but it would have been on private property and not a public road with other vehicles, and certainly not a busy...
  60. Re: Gas engine dies when hot, but will keep running with choke pulled out a little bi

    An old timer's trick when your tractor is sputtering as it runs out of gas is to flip the choke on. I used to do that with my riding mower when it was out of gas, and it would buy me enough run time...
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    Buying Advice Re: Deciding Between JD 3025 and Kubota 2601

    Not the same size tractors, so hard to compare. Better match would be a Kubota L3301/L3901. Keep in mind the Deere 3025 is an economy model and a bit of a cost cutter.

    You may want to look at...
  62. Thread: Akita Pool

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    Re: Akita Pool

    I wonder how the cost/labor/benefit of block and tile compares to just dropping in a fiberglass pool shell? They make some small ones, and some with shallow entry, though I don't know about cost. ...
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    Re: GC2410 Part of Our Family now-Surprise

    Wives just love to mess with their husbands.....
  64. Mowing Re: What is the proper shutdown procedure for PTO rotary cutter operation Kubota L33

    I can't recall -- did Kubota do away with the clutch pedal on the L3301? I have one on my L3200, and I depress the clutch, throttle down the engine, and then wait for the implement to spin down...
  65. Thread: Akita Pool

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    Re: Akita Pool

    That's a crackup seeing the dogs stacked up there in the hall -- they are probably thinking "ok so we can't get on the bed but we're going to totally blockade this hallway". Those are some beautiful...
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    It's more about the fact that Deere setup cruise as a button right next to the steering wheel, versus Husky who put a somewhat clunky/awkward lever down at knee level. I am sure the lever...
  67. Thread: Akita Pool

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    Re: Akita Pool

    Don't you just know that the dogs already took over the master bedroom? I bet Eddie and Karen are sleeping on cots next to the bed by now.

    I'm about to dig out my old cot -- between a toddler,...
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    Re: 1526 HST added to my Mahindri fleet....

    That is a nice setup!
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    I appreciate the attempt at humor, but when I was shopping last year, the X380 ended up costing a mere $300 over the then-best Husky GT52XLS. For that $300 I saw a lot of nice touches and advantages...
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    Buying Advice Re: Rebates less generous after 6/30/17

    He uses one of the tractors exclusively to manage the hat collection. I think the hat collection has it's own barn. ;)
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    This from the guy who didn't know the Husky nickname from the Huskee brand in another thread a couple months ago? And now you're lecturing? Do I need to quote that to show how unstable your footing...
  72. Thread: Akita Pool

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    Re: Akita Pool

    Be interesting to watch this -- I have been batting around the idea of a simple in-ground swimming hole in our backyard, just enough to lounge in to cool off. Sounds like this is a good way to build...
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    Re: B2601 design flaws

    I wouldn't worry about 1/4" myself.
  74. Thread: New Land Owner

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    Re: New Land Owner

    I think Kubota is like the "Honda" of tractors, which is why it often comes up, but there are many good brands. Best thing is to see what dealers are nearby and then start shopping around and be...
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    The ClearCut deck has been on several of their mower models for a while now. I know the YT42DXLS and YT48DXLS got it last year.
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    Re: Help me catch Houdini Coon

    At this point I think you ought to catch him alive and see if that savvy mind can be put to good use. This guy clearly has some smarts.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    If money is no object, the high end Northstar models at Northern tool are very nice. Next down the scale, for a good bit less money, are the Countyline models at TSC and the Dirty Hand Tools models...
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    Re: B2601 design flaws

    First, make sure your tire pressure is set right on all four corners. I am amazed how many times this is the culprit (or contributor) when we hear this complaint. Then I might check to make sure...
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    Re: What is this stool?

    Lucky guess for me, then some googling. I stared at it a while and thought about what they'd use something like that for in the old days.
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    Re: What is this stool?

    Yep, drying rack.

    Sommers Brothers Vintage Metal Stool With Drying Rack | Omero Home
  81. Thread: Kubota L3901 hst

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    Buying Advice Re: Kubota L3901 hst

    The 3901 doesn't have an auto-throttle advance linked to the HST treadle like the Grand-L models do. But it may have an electronic throttle, where the lever just acts like a knob and then the...
  82. Re: Are these pole barn trusses defective, or are they okay to use?

    I have been buying and handling lumber for about 35-40 years now, since the time I started as a helper in my dad's homebuilding/construction business. One thing I have learned is that there can be a...
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    Re: Milky fliud in water separator

    Sounds to me like the dealer didn't get all the water out of the tank. If it's an oddball shaped tank, that can happen. I'd try to drain it again, and then add some fresh diesel and drain once...
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    Maybe options is the wrong word -- it's really how each one is configured as a model. They all have the same identical frame and platform that all the GTs share. Different models have different...
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    I shopped mowers for 2-3 years before buying my X380 last spring. I looked at and drove several Husky GT models, most recent was a GT52XLS model in 2016. I saw a GT48 in person last weekend, and...
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    Re: Plastic gas cans for water

    Side note, I noticed that TSC sells replacement spouts marked "for water only", but they fit fine on the gas cans from the same manufacturer and let you bypass the EPA nonsense. I bet they sell a...
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    This is one area where I guess people are just not capable of understanding -- if you compare the Deere's Accel Deep deck side by side with the deck on the Husky, you will immediately see some key...
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    Re: Plastic gas cans for water

    I am betting it was an availability or cost issue. Around here the red cans are common, blue not so much, and the blue ones cost a little more. I'd still try to find a blue can just because I need...
  89. Re: " Confused " Replacing Hydraulic Oil Filter on 2601

    Wow, that sounds like a tech-manual train wreck. Sounds like more than just a translation issue.
  90. Thread: B2601 width

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    Re: B2601 width

    The last generation B2320 was quite a bit smaller than the B2620, and in fact you could get the B2320 in super narrow configuration (for orchards, etc). Seems like that's no longer the case with the...
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    Re: Plastic gas cans for water

    Look to see if there's a recycle symbol on the gas cans. I bet it's probably polyethylene. I believe that is fine (I think bottled water containers are made from it) but you should research it to...
  92. Re: " Confused " Replacing Hydraulic Oil Filter on 2601

    It's a complete waste to do it unless the fluid got contaminated for some reason. We've seen some tractors on here where it looks like the machine shop swept up all their metal shavings and dumped...
  93. Comparison Re: Can only have one -- UTV or SCUT for my general year round use?

    Both my RTV and my L3200 have been indispensable in their own way. There is a little overlap, but not much. It's a luxury to be able to have both.
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    The GT48DXLS (and other Husky GT models) I have looked at all seem to be built fine, as in, they properly put together the machine per design. It's the components themselves that are behind a higher...
  95. Thread: truck advice

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    Re: truck advice

    I think the real question is what was wrong with the delivery guy's truck? That has me wondering.
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    You could look at any of their numerous models on that same frame and they only differ by options. Not a fundamentally different mower other than that. The GT48 happens to be better optioned in my...
  97. Re: " Confused " Replacing Hydraulic Oil Filter on 2601

    I've had other equipment that called for filter changes on separate intervals from fluid, so it didn't seem out of the ordinary to me to do filters at 50 hours but not fluid. The real confusion came...
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    Re: IPHONE FTP Client to Windows 10 PC

    I would assume that if the user has "files" they want to transfer then the files are somewhat portable or accessible. It's true that iOS uses a sandbox model to keep apps and files separate for...
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    Re: IPHONE FTP Client to Windows 10 PC

    There are a zillion FTP client apps for iPhone/iPad on the iOS App Store. Enter "FTP" in the search field (on the "App Store" app on the device) and then spend some time figuring out which is the...
  100. Re: " Confused " Replacing Hydraulic Oil Filter on 2601

    You don't drain the fluid to change the filters. There are some tricks you can use (search) to minimize the amount of fluid you'll lose. Have an extra 1-2 quarts on hand just in case. I've never...
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