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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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  7. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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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    Re: ck25 hst pedal

    I have had to replace the shaft. It broke flush with the housing. It is possible. I had the lazy pedal from time to time before the replacement, but it does not seem to be a problem any more.
    Is...
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    Re: ck25 hst pedal

    I still think there is a grease fitting below the floorboard.
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    Re: c225 fuel guage sticking

    Both times i have removed the sending unit, the motion involved freed the float before it was totally removed.
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    Buying Advice Re: CountyLineď˝® Rotary Cutter, 5 ft.

    Good thing about the Chinese gearbox is you can replace for about$200. I get about 400-500 hours out of them and I cut some pretty tough stuff.
  20. Re: best way to treat wood truck and trailer floors?

    Works well
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    Re: Building a bookcase question

    He is absolutely right on the choice of poplar. A joy to work with and it paints up very well.
  22. Buying Advice Re: Need new or newer compact loader/backhoe buying advice-what brand?

    Kubota owns the market around here.
  23. Comparison Re: which zero turn mower will cut knee high or taller , grass without leaving half u

    With all that has been said, much of which I agree with, come ztr"s are much better than others. You need one with plenty of power, a very large discharge chute and the ability to raise the deck...
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    c225 fuel guage sticking

    If I run my tractor till it is really low on fuel, the gauge sticks. If I remove the sending unit. It just pops loose and acts fine. It works fine until the next time. Any ideas.
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    Re: Most reliable tractors in the 30-40Hp range

    How did the drawbar hitch KEEP falling off.
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    Re: can I do it with my tractor?

    I would add a drag to the equation. Just a couple logs or RR timbers chained together will work. Wrap some fencing around them and you can get a little cutting action. Harrows are also handy, but you...
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    Re: Building a bookcase question

    Either will work. Either will sag if it is wide enough and is supporting much weight. A 1x2 strip on the front of shelf will help the sagging problem as will a center support. Faced plywood is my...
  28. Re: Maybe a little OT, how do you sharpen your ax?

    Most of the time, just use a file. Flap wheel on grinder works too. Don't need a super fine edge in an axe. The steel is usually too soft to support it.
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    Re: CT 230 Won't Go

    Sounds like it may be in Hi range. I would focus on the shifter.
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    Re: bobcat brush cutter

    I think that"s right. I know they made the loaders. Rhino is good stuff, but not inexpensive.
  31. Re: How would you fix this. (I DONT HAVE A WELDER)

    Probably one of those thing to have done. I think it may be a bigger job than it looks. A less than perfect job may haunt you for years every time you use it. You could get it fixed by a pro here for...
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    Buying Advice Re: Newbie Tractor Owner Here

    Not sure that you might be better with a used tractor for snow and other stuff and a good fast ZTR to mow with. You would probably save at least 30 min per mowing.
    That is maybe 25 hours a year. A...
  33. Thread: What color

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    Re: What color

    I thought the Workmaster is an LS in N.H. garb.
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    Re: bobcat brush cutter

    King Kutter is a good choice unless you are getting into rough stuff on uneven ground. A-frame and tail wheel is not the strongest. It will cut better than most on open grassland. bobcat model will...
  35. Re: new or used rotary cutter and expected prices?

    I think a 6 foot unit would be perfect. Might be able to get away with a 7 footer, but it will strain it. Sounds like pretty easy stuff, but thick grass is as tough to cut as anything. Should be able...
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    Re: Rust on Bobcat CT230

    It just seems that rust shows up more on a white machine. The one negative to a white machine or vehicle.
  37. Re: Bush Hogging HOW-TO VIDEO With THE ETA 60" BRUSH CUTTER & Our New Video Tractor!!

    Good to see it mowing some real world stuff. Looks good. I think it is on my short list.
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    Re: What size auger do you use?

    Most around here use a 12 inch. It lets you use different size post. It is easier to tamp the post in tightly as well.
  39. Thread: Ls vs kioti

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    Re: Ls vs kioti

    It seems the loss on a Kioti machine is almost always more than the other guys.
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    Re: What to use in Ballast box

    I think I among the side of loaded tires and a box blade. You can always add some wight to your box blade if needed. I can't imagine the compactness being more of a value than the unbelievable...
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    Price Check Re: New Bobcat CT230

    I forgot to include a loader in my guess, so it is at least a couple thousand low.
    There is a seller on the web selling near new bobcats out of California for a very good price.Freight might spoil...
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    Price Check Re: New Bobcat CT230

    I would think around 10-11 grand.
    I don't think they made a 13 model.
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    Anybody replaced a battery yet

    Mine is going on 5 years old and is still going strong. It seems a s strong as day one. Anybody hit the wall yet?
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Rotary mower recommendations

    Money will play into your decision. A 6 foot mower will be waaaay cheaper than a twin spindle or a batwing??. 20 acres is not that much with a 6 foot mower. Knock it out easy in a couple days or...
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    Mowing Re: How to figure Rate Per Hour

    $500+ profit for a day of work is pretty good. I don't think you will do too bad on it. Remember, the first cutting will take longer and be more difficult the those that follow.
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    Re: Farmline 5' DX Cutter Shear bolt?

    I use a 4" grade 2, 1/2" bolt.
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    Re: Brush cutter ID

    The answer may involve a new set of regular blades, a torch and a drill.
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    Re: Brush cutter ID

    Never seen one like that. It is interesting. Take the blade off and match it up. A large amount of cutters use the same type blade.

    i took a closer look at the second photo. You may be in for...
  49. Thread: Which one?

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    Re: Which one?

    I would think either an x360 or x500.
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    Re: Opinions on this Bush Hog

    Metal looks straight. Nothing wrong with grease. Damage could have been done before grease was added, but they could have put in new seals and you would be in the same shape. I suspect that most of...
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    Re: New member needing advice

    Five acres is not going to produce enough hay to pay for your equipment. Just cut it and buy the hay you need. Buy the small tractor and use the money you save to rent some big stuff when you need...
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    Re: John Deere M655 parts Aftermarket?

    I ran into the same thing. I looked for options for about a week. I was about to give up when I found a site that mentioned that the M665 was based on a Toro model . I don,t remember the model(700...
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    Re: CT230 - Won't turn over

    I have that happen a couple times a year. First time, I was in the middle of nowhere. It started raining about 5 min after tractor stopped. Not my best day.
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    Re: Looking for Rotary Mower Chain Guards

    I made chain guards without a welder. I bought a tub of chain from Harbor Freight and a piece of angle and a bag of nuts and bolts from Tractor supply. I drilled holes about every inch on the angle....
  55. Rotary Cutter Re: Fred Cain Agri Cutter AC-203 Rotary Cutter

    Fred Cain Equipment is located in Danville,KY. I suspect a call to them would fix you up.
  56. Re: How much to charge for clearing light to small brush off of a 1.8 acre lot?

    People sometimes balk at a by the hour price, but it works. Sometimes a job goes better than expected. The land owner wins. The only way to flat rate quote it is to figure out what you think it will...
  57. Re: How much to charge for clearing light to small brush off of a 1.8 acre lot?

    I would think a min. of $75 per hour. I would also charge a hauling charge to move equipment.You probably will need to stay while it burns so you will get several hours out of the job. Some of the...
  58. Re: Looking for some feedback on an idea to prep for a utility / storage shed.

    I doubt you can dig much with that setup, but you might use a rototiller to break up the soil and the blade to move it around if that helps.
  59. Re: Trying to figure out what attachments to get

    You can use a landscape rake,but you will still have piles of debris to move. You can use a loader but it can be frustrating, the rocks just roll around. You pick one up, and dump out three. I have...
  60. Re: Trying to figure out what attachments to get

    I would spend some time picking up rocks and cutting away roots. A few truckloads will be hard work but doable. I would then hit it with some disk harrows with some weight and set to cut...
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    Re: Advice on zero turns

    I don't know about that. A walk behind with a sulky is what most use on steep areas, I have seen some on slopes that would be tough to walk on.
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    Re: No fel no problem

    And, yes, when I am working the side of a ditch and one wheel comes up, it is the bucket in front that stops the tip-over. When a rear wheel is up, it is the FEL that levers the machine toward...
  63. Snow Blade Re: Will a Bolt On Tooth Bar Help or Hinder Snow Removal?

    As long as this is snow only. it will work well
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    Re: No fel no problem

    The amount of things that you can do with a front end loader are endless. It's always there and you learn to rely on it. I bought my new tractor with Loader on it and expected to take it off for...
  65. Re: 10' Kodiak? rotary cutter (Bush Hog) gear oil leak

    It thins out during use and then gets thick when you stop. I have it in both of my cutters. You can pick a couple of tubes up at your John Deere dealer for about ten bucks.
  66. Re: New Holland/Ford 3910- How do you turn it off

    Got it. Thanks guys.
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    Mowing Re: Acres mowed per hour

    I thin Oldballs is about right. 1.5 acres per hour for most stuff. 1 acre per hour if it's rough or requires a lot of trimming.
  68. Re: New Holland/Ford 3910- How do you turn it off

    I am guessing it has a fuel shut off and I missed it. I was in a dark barn when I was trying to figure it out.
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    Re: R4 Carlile tires

    Mine are 6 ply. So were all of my others as well.
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    Re: Second front hub this year.

    Usually 45psi.
  71. New Holland/Ford 3910- How do you turn it off

    Key turns on tractor and operates dash lights but does not turn it off. Does it have a kill switch?
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    Re: Second front hub this year.

    Update.
    I examined the parts after the repair was made and I can't believe I was able to damage it in the first place. It was all overbuilt. Repair guy said I was the only one who had experienced...
  73. Re: Having problems with traction on your lawn tractor?

    I think if you have weight and lug tires on it, you have done all you can with that machine. I guess you could try chains, but maybe you need a different machine.
  74. Re: which 6' rotary cutter by HP rating would be good for me??

    Lot of pain involved in buying a "new" cutter. Nice and pretty till you use it a couple of times in rough stuff and it looks about like all the other non-rusted used cutters that you could have...
  75. Re: Would you pay extra to have hauling included for "free"?

    I think 1/2 price is fair. Both parties shoulder some of the expense. You can always say "it's on me" if the situation calls for it.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Blew a Gasket on My Woods Rotary Cutter

    Might want to switch to Cornhead grease. It will lubricate,but won't leak out when sitting. I got tired of the constant leaks.
  77. Re: Having problems with traction on your lawn tractor?

    Load the tires with WW fluid. The difference is unbelievable.
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    R4 Carlile tires

    I have a compact tractor and do a good bit of contract bushogging so I am never sure what i am going to run into. I have had Bobcat and Titan front tires in the past. I got a good deal on some...
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    Re: Nerf bar replacement

    I got some for my last truck on EBAY. They were about 1/2 price and were awesome. I would get another set in a second.
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    Re: Second front hub this year.

    They called me last night. Should be fixed today. Less than a week for repair. I am pretty happy with that. $1300-1400 repair bill. That is over $2500 in last 30 days. That hurts a little. That will...
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    Re: No fel no problem

    1st-Rotary mower,box blade,boom pole
    2nd-tiller,trailer or carry-all,loaded tires on a 2wd

    A grader blade can be used in place of a box blade for some things. Box blade is way better in dirt, the...
  82. Re: Small Diesel 4WD Garden Tractor with snow removal options for under $5000?

    I would look for the best garden tractor you can find. You may not get diesel and you may not get 4wd. You can get around pretty well with rear chains and weight. I would say better in snow and ice...
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    Re: Second front hub this year.

    I do some commercial mowing so I get into some spots that I am not familiar with. I was mowing a subdivision that has several undeveloped lots, some with a slope that kept me from mowing across the...
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    Re: Second front hub this year.

    They repaired the front hub on the left side 3 weeks ago.It was on my dollar(out of warranty). After using it for a couple weeks. The hub itself cracked and the right wheel fell off the front of the...
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    Re: Please Help Us Choose a NEW VIDEO TRACTOR!!!

    You learn something new every day.:)
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    Re: Second front hub this year.

    Yeah
    I saw the cracked bearing on the first one. I am curious to see what the second one looks like. I have to assume that it has to do with the incident, but can't be yet. My tractor has about 1000...
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    Re: Please Help Us Choose a NEW VIDEO TRACTOR!!!

    Maybe you need to pick up a tractor line. With all your experience with implements and web presence it would give you a leg up on sales. Pick a brand that is not supported locally and then you will...
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    Second front hub this year.

    Dropped front of tractor in a small rock filled ditch a month ago. Was able to push myself out with the loader. No harm done ? A week later fluid is running out of front hub. Local dealer replaced...
  89. Thread: bucket forks

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    Re: bucket forks

    I have chain on forks and like them quite a bit. I have to believe they are more secure than clamp on.
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    Re: Replacing hub on bushog blade carrier

    Looking at a picture of the replacement hub, It looks to be tapered. If i can get it out. I can just press in a new one and it should be centered. I think the washer idea would work for the short...
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    Re: Replacing hub on bushog blade carrier

    I don't have a pan type stump jumper but a steel ramp welded both in front an behind the blade carrier, which is basically a manhole cover with 3 holes in it. Two for the blades and a center hole...
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    Replacing hub on bushog blade carrier

    I noticed that my cutter was not working properly so I took the blade carrier off and took a look. All the splines on the carrier were worn. I looked up a new carrier and noticed that the hub is...
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Keep bending tailwheel assembly

    Get a different cutter. some are just not built heavy enough. 2" flat bar stock is not big enough for abuse. I think tube tube type tailwheels are stronger.
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    Re: Making money with your CUT

    Don,t have to get contractors license in KY. Must get occupational license in communities in which you work. Must carry Liability insurance and comply with D.O.T. regs. It cost more than you think.
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    Buying Advice Re: What Zero Turn?

    I just bought a ztr this spring after looking for a while. I found that their are lots of good choices and few really poor ones. Does not seem to be a price leader in my area. Pick the size deck and...
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    Re: rustoleum and durability

    I know it sounds wrong, but can of paint and a roller and brush will give you a thicker longer lasting finish. It can look a little raw when first done,but after a couple times of use, it will look...
  97. Re: Mowing With Own Equipment For Extra Cash (Good or Bad)

    I do it. It is not without drawbacks,but I do OK. $50 is about right for easy stuff. Don't be afraid to charge more for harder stuff or just walk away. I spend about 1 hour maintenance for each 10...
  98. Re: Two wheel drive diesel motorcycle for farming

    I don't understand why a 540 pto is not an option. I can think of dozens of ways it could be useful. Generator,chipper,pump,snowblower the list goes on.
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    Re: Collecting Bush Hogging Clippings

    That may be the best answer.
  100. Re: Buying new JD4105; do I want quick attach? Also, seat upgrade?

    You can live without a quick hitch if your implements are stored on rolling dollies on a concrete slab. I have telescoping links but rarely use them.
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