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    Re: Beet Juice (a.k.a. Rim Guard)

    I seem to remember that you could have 250 gals or some such quantity shipped on a pallat from the factory in aplastic tank of some kind. I went the Rim Guard route but luckily found a dealer with a...
  2. Re: Shower Enclosure - No Supporting "Foundation Material"

    I built a housein1973, lived in it 27 years and now son lives in it so I have had a chance to see how some of my bright ideas worked out. On the tub I had been observing flex in the shower floors...
  3. Re: 72" Piranha Tooth Bar Install and Review!

    I ran into the same thing, the bolt hole came out slightly into the reinforci g bar. I put the bolts through ant tightened pulling the bolt cockeyed and went to work thinking i would grind off flat...
  4. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    Well I finally made it to KY for a few days and as mentioned earlier in this thread I could not get the plug out of the block to install the block heater last time I was up there. Some of you clued...
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    Re: Beet Juice (a.k.a. Rim Guard)

    Beet juice weighs more. Multiply the weight of water or antifreeze by 1.3 to get the weight of same volume of beet juice. Antifreeze is actually a bit lighter than water but not significantly so....
  6. Re: Branson 6640C Tractor No forward or reverse

    I was raised on tobacco/dairy farm. Farmall A was the perfect tractor for tobacco but would not handle all the haying and breaking plow work on the scale we operated. We needed a larger tractor and...
  7. Re: Branson 6640C Tractor No forward or reverse

    The 6530C not as robust as yours but it is built like a tank as they say and smooth as butter but the clutch cable and the forward and reverse controls are a bit chincy, works OK and easy enough to...
  8. Re: AfterMarket Accessories for Tractors

    Perhaps it is somehow linked to the idea that tractors were necessities for the business of running the business and nothing more. We budgeted for one, justifying it on the basis of it is needed for...
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    Re: Work Shoes?

    Lots of interesting ideas, and I had fun show shopping. Considered various ones mentioned here but there was a red wing store close at hand so after a frustrating evening at sears looking at some...
  10. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    :):thumbsup:
  11. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    Not yet. My last trip to Ky was just about over when I received the heater. I posted about how much paint would I have to burn but had to leave before I could round up a stronger impact tool and...
  12. Re: I should have got a tractor years ago

    Amen to that. I replaced the old two wheel drive with no loader a year ago with the signature tractors and a bush hog and grapple and post hole digger and scraper etc and began clearing about 18...
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    Work Shoes?

    On another thread "I should have got a tractor years ago" one poster mentioned in addition to many other benefits mentioned that your bones and joints would thank you in years to come. I have to say...
  14. Re: Gannon earthcavator or regular box blade.??

    I hear ya. But not really hoping for a bust like that one. My basic decision now is do I buy the 3500 dollar unit, really get some work done over the next two or three years and then sell it or the...
  15. Re: Gannon earthcavator or regular box blade.??

    Thanks for your remarks. Confirms that I am getting the basic idea just from looking at the box blades. But I had not known about the hydraulic rippers so again thanks to all you others for sharing...
  16. Re: Gannon earthcavator or regular box blade.??

    The hydraulic rippers look great. If I am understanding, it is an improvement on the rollover idea in that you can rip at will with the blade still scraping. Not having ever been around this whole...
  17. Gannon earthcavator or regular box blade.??

    I want to catch the attention of you guys who are familiar with Gannon box blade. I have been around tractors all my life but never seen a box blade being used and did not know what they were for....
  18. Gannon earthcavator or regular box blade.??

    Duplicated
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    Re: 2003 Ram 3500 brake issues!!

    I would be more suspicious of the master cylinder. The only way the pedal can go to the floor with no feel is for air to be in the lines, fluid leaking out somewhere (will observe falling fluid level...
  20. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    Didn't get to make my second try, due to side track activities, Halloween hayride, bon fire etc, but wondered how much paint you burned off the engine block. Just how much heat did you get on it and...
  21. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    Received a heater like the one in the pic above in fact that may be the one:-) The plug in the engine block is really tight.I am sure my breaker is going to pop if I get on it any harder. I am going...
  22. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    That's what I use in my truck. Going to do the release the pressure, replace the cap and go for it, -- thing.
  23. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    Looks like I am going to lose a bunch of antifreeze when I screw out the plug. In other words the radiator drain won't drain the block. Is there a block drain point that would make it a bit more...
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    Re: Locust Trees are Nasty

    SIGH ! I still go through a strong sense of pleasure everytime I go to the barn to get the tractor out and don't see a flat tire. On the farm I grew up on we has several wagons, trucks and tractors...
  25. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    If it starts at -5 then I am in good shape. I will not be starting it many times under those conditions, and so I will just take it nice and slow on the warm up. That thermostart thing sounds...
  26. Re: What rpm do you use to drive the tractor

    By some process I found my self tweeking the gears and maintaining 2000rpm on the Branson. Much below that and the throttle response was not as precise, seemed the governor was not responding with...
  27. What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    My Lx490 tractor is in Kentucky and I have no winter experience with it yet. It rarely goes much below zero but plenty of days in the teens. My tractor has no block heater of any kind but my 2003...
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    Re: Locust Trees are Nasty

    I can vouch for the use of BlackLocust for posts and firewood. Built several fences with my dad as a teenager and have witnessed the coming and going of other fence posts while most of the locust...
  29. Re: LS FEL lift capacities seem higher than most.

    I wonder if that has anything to do with the lift height being lower. I was ready to purchase the r4046 when one of the members here pointed out the lift height question. Sure enough it is almost a...
  30. Re: Attaching 16' shed rafters to old tobacco barn.

    thanks for the BoltDepot link. Will save quite a bit on what I pay at Lowes for Tap-cons, etc, but I could not find anything resembling the Timber-lock timber screws mentioned by s219. I know they...
  31. Re: Attaching 16' shed rafters to old tobacco barn.

    Thanks for the tip on screws and bolts. I discovered recently that they sell their bolts by the pound.Just toss what you want t in your basket. They weigh it nuts bolts washers large and small in one...
  32. Re: Attaching 16' shed rafters to old tobacco barn.

    s219 your comments fit exactly what I want to address. I to have seen the decks pull away and I know how wind plays with barn structures. I sat out a few thunderstorm down draft situation while...
  33. Re: What's not to like about the Yanmar LX490/4900 tractors?

    I have the rear remotes and the levers work more naturally and I don't think you will want to do anything to them unless it is for some little refinement that you personally like. On the other hand I...
  34. Re: Attaching 16' shed rafters to old tobacco barn.

    Thanks for the replys. Each of you confirmd or added something to get me going. Sorry about no pictures, barn is in KY and I live in Alabama. I am just seeking to be ready to hit the ground running...
  35. Re: Attaching 16' shed rafters to old tobacco barn.

    Got confused on this one. I think it should have been in the Projects category. How do I move it.
  36. Re: Kioti clutch replacement ? Split it Yourself ?

    Besides coming up with something to support safely the two halves at the middle, one for the engine part and one for the rear axle part, you can help the situation greatly by inspecting how the front...
  37. Attaching 16' shed rafters to old tobacco barn.

    I have a sturdy old 32x40 tobacco barn that I need more space. Have decided to add a 15' add-on enclosed shed for tractor and or travel trailer storage. A 40' long driveway. I already have and so...
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    Re: Chain saw safety

    I have the Echo 550EVL. Super nice saw. Thought I was just being cheap when I bought it for half of a Stihl its size late 70's or early 80's, but soon found out it was about as good as they get. Have...
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    Re: Stuck in front wheel assist.

    It will never be just a slip in and out like the range lever or other transmission gears where there is a clutch that disconnects the driving force from the driven force. Once four wheel drive has...
  40. Re: 60" or 72" Grapple bucket Is the question

    I spent a good deal of time researching grapples. had never seen one in operation. But have been around tractors and equipment all my life. Most of what I was reading was coming from some one point...
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    Re: Stuck in front wheel assist.

    My favorite way to come out of 4wd is, while moving, to steer into a sharp turn while holding firm pressure on the 4wd lever. At some point in the turn as the turn radius decreases, (turn gets...
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    Re: Diesel fuel tank crack repair

    Did JB weld on a metal tank on a 240D Mercedes where I backed into end of a large I-beam laying at edge of parking lot. gouged a slit about 1/4" wide by 3" long. Sanded it and JB welded it. Held for...
  43. Re: Show off your Yanmars! (Picture Thread)

    Something wrong with that last pic. Lets see some rpm next time. But thanks. Luggage carrier just gave me some tool box ideas. Your box got me thinking out of the box.
  44. Re: Yanmar on their own ?? Doesn't seem to be working

    Hope you get something going to get out of that hole. Can't comment on what may be going on locally but I have observed Yanmar working well with my dealer in Brownsborough Alabama. The dealer on the...
  45. Buying Advice Re: Branson Parts Availability in Australia

    Tractor had about 290 hours, clutch would get difficult to make a smooth move doing close work, worked with the adjustment but could not make it operate nice. Dealer said change cable and back to...
  46. Re: Wandering right hand steering Ford 4110

    That brings back memories. When I built my first house I borrowed a friends John Deere 4640 or some such model, about a 65 or so horsepower tractor two wheel drive to finish up moving some dirt for...
  47. Re: Cleaning Dust and Oil form the exterior of a deisel engine

    My dad bought a John Deere 2020 back in the late 70's I think, our first diesel, and after using it one day owing ragweed patch I decided to hose off all the pollen before I parked it. Left engine...
  48. Buying Advice Re: Branson Parts Availability in Australia

    A Branson dealer is in no position to be unsupportive of any Branson. It works against what he needs. He needs people to feel comfortable buying a Branson. Not going to happen in days of the internet...
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    Re: 300 ton log spitter

    Let's not miss judge now. Sometimes exaggeration for the sake of good communication can be a good thing. We need a bit more background before we make any conclusions. Perhaps he has done 300 tons of...
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    Re: 300 ton log spitter

    Yea caus it sure don't weigh no 300 tons, no way, but if it splits a 300 ton log I say OK
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    Re: Which engine is in your Yanmar

    This caught my eye while skimming by. I had a tractor, Dexta, perkins diesel, that if you pulled it at much over 50% power it would over heat so for a few years I just used it easily got my mowing...
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    Re: hydraulic/transmission fluid

    Interesting. I am pretty sure the can had meets J20c and J20d on the can. Unfortunately I am back in Alabama and the cans are in KY. I wonder if hydrostats have a particular requirement that...
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    Re: hydraulic/transmission fluid

    Wait till you get home and want to do something and the fuel gauge is deep in the red. Then go gurrrrrrrr!

    My biggest challenge now is to not have a perpetual burn pile. Had a a huge burn back...
  54. Re: If it weren't for TBN, which implements would you NOT have bought?

    Bought the piranha bar. Turned my bucket into a monster. Read about it here.

    Also jumped on a rock rake that was part of a rear blade deal. I would have not been interested in it until reading...
  55. Re: If it weren't for TBN, which implements would you NOT have bought?

    Grapple. Wound up with NAI 48" Long story about what I wanted versus what I could get my hands on. After all said and done I learned on here that the NAI would do the job. So after several attempts...
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    Re: hydraulic/transmission fluid

    Changed hydraulic fluid today. Used 303 from my yanmar dealer. 80 hours on tractor. Old fluid was darker than the golden 303 but it was very clean looking. Very translucent. I know the transmission...
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    Re: hydraulic/transmission fluid

    First week in Aug. I am interested because the loader cylinders have been exposed to dirt and pollen. Ragweed bush hogging while using loader a lot to grapple brush plus dirt excavation. Rods stay...
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    Re: hydraulic/transmission fluid

    I think I am going to change filter, look at the magnets, drain a small amount into clean container and based on what I see perhaps hold on draining everything for a while.Perhaps next year do a...
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    Re: hydraulic/transmission fluid

    I chased all over the place and it got really weird asking for "Cub Cadet Hydraulic/Transmission Fluid," sorta like asking for a left handed monkey wrench or a tube of semaphore soap (IT SEEMED SOME...
  60. Re: Yanmar SC2400-Won't start, fuel filter and water separator just replaced

    You may be dealing with a problem that had nothing to do with a clogged fuel filter. Filters do clog and water can get into fuel but I am amazed at how many times I have witnessed a knee jerk replace...
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    Re: Stablize a 3 pt hitch

    The StabilWorks stuff looks very closely like what came stock on my Yanmar LX490. It works very well, better than anything else I have used. Brush tends to grab the pin clips and jerks them out but...
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    Delighted with Piranha bar

    Install was easier than expected. Drilled the two holes with standard Dewalt bimetel holesaw, under $10 bucks. Used some blocks to pry against to control ressure to drill.Had wife keep drip of oil...
  63. Re: What's not to like about the Yanmar LX490/4900 tractors?

    The power reverser works in any gear. You can change gears by first putting the power reverser in Neutral, (halfway between forward and reverse, one or the three lightly detented positions) cnange...
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    Re: hydraulic/transmission fluid

    What nc red neck posted rings true. After not finding the cadet fluid I looked at some others and I was not reassured by the vagueness on their labels.

    Thanks Katahdin , if I dont find the cub...
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    hydraulic/transmission fluid

    The owners manual for my cub cadet lx490 only mentions " Cub Cadet hydraulic/transmission fluid" No specs to go by or suggestions on substitutes. Dealer says tractor supply carries but local one does...
  66. Re: What's not to like about the Yanmar LX490/4900 tractors?

    Areas of improvement. This tractor needs a skid plate underneath. There are electrical (pto solenoid for example) and hydraulic fittings including filter that are very vulnerable to some expensive...
  67. Re: What's not to like about the Yanmar LX490/4900 tractors?

    The loader is impressive. Strong lifter, with piranha bar it is a real digger, can fill the bucket every trip in heavy clay. I just excavated two feet of dirt for a barn floor. And I dug out stumps...
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    Re: Quick tach loader system

    My Lx490 loader is skid steer quick attach. I drop bucket and attach grapple in minutes.
  69. Re: Stepped off, and it almost tipped over (lifting a snowmobile) !

    Many posters on other threads making comments relative to FEL tractor stability issues seem to not realize the front axel is not doing anything to keep the load upright until you hit the stops. Said...
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    Re: New Yanmar Tractor USA Website

    I did not find the spec but thought I would share something I overheard from someone who had attended a side by side competition between Kubota's matchup with the Yanmar and said it was an eye...
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    Re: Lx490 idle speed.

    I ran across some versatech grapples for 12 something. Time was not on my side to chance up on a auction so I ordered the NAI and decided it would be good enough for my purposes. They are internet...
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    Re: New Yanmar Tractor USA Website

    Much better and very helpful. Some one needs to encourage Yanmar to scrub dealers from their dealer locater who have switched to another brand and now do not carry Yanmar- following the Cub Cadet...
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    Re: Lx490 idle speed.

    Thanks. Yes it is working better than I had reason to hope.

    I struggled with the grapple shopping. Armstrong Ag prices got out of hand after shipping, precision manufacturing had agreat looking...
  74. Buying Advice Re: 50HP 4WD, non-HST, with FEL, tractor suggestions please?

    If you are fortunate enough to have a Yanmar dealer look at the Lx490. Very capable machine premium features and especially the power reverser lets you work a lot like a HST without the power loss....
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    Re: Lx490 idle speed.

    That was it. Adjusted the cables so lever would return to the stop and it now idle at 900. Just sounds better when stopped for while.
    Thanks. Tractor is impressive. Handles heavy grass bush hogging...
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    Re: Lx490 idle speed.

    Going to farm for a week this Fri. I will look it over. Also while there i want to do a little skid plate work so I can relax going through brush. Need to round up some angle iron and other stuff and...
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    Re: Lx490 idle speed.

    Me too. I got a electronic shop manual from my dealer but it is not searchable. Just 900 pages to look through and sort out. They have all the engines in this one manual so it is a head swimmer to...
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    Re: "72 inch Piranha Tooth Bar"

    Just be careful. They can be a bit erratic. Out of the blue, where did that come from kind of thing.
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    Re: "72 inch Piranha Tooth Bar"

    When you do get caught you will be in worse trouble because it is obvious you were hiding something. Woowe how you gonna get outa that? Honey do's ain't gonna cut it:-)
  80. Comparison Re: Yanamar LX4900 HST vs Kioti Dk45se HST

    I want to be batty like that. Just trapped in a scardy kat frame of mind. One of these days I am going to get a back hoe with a fur lined seat.
  81. Comparison Re: Yanamar LX4900 HST vs Kioti Dk45se HST

    I decided I really did not want a cab because most of my work is spring to fall, no snow plowing except the occasional blizzard when it is fun to just bundle up and go for it. But I have decided as...
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    Re: "72 inch Piranha Tooth Bar"

    Just ordered a 70 7/8" bar today. Called harry. Ships in 3 days
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    Re: Lx490 idle speed.

    LOL guess I have just been around too many long stroke and older tractors. The Dexta had a 3 cylinder perkins with a very long stroke, I bet that thing idles under 500rpm and refuses to stall with...
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    Re: Lx490 idle speed.

    Thanks. I wasn't too concerned but was constantly wondering. This tractor is extremely easy on fuel when just knocking around from this little chore to that. My first thought was that this bugger is...
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    Re: Lx490 idle speed.

    Surely someone with a Lx490 can tell me what their idle speed setting is. I am getting a shop manual for sure.
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    Lx490 idle speed.

    Nothing in manual so I have been wondering if 1100 rpm is the correct idle speed. Every thing is fine but when ofc the tractor doing hookups and what not it just seems to be idling too fast. I havent...
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    Lx490 idle speed.

    Nothing in manual so I have been wondering if 1100 rpm is the correct idle speed. Every thing is fine but when ofc the tractor doing hookups and what not it just seems to be idling too fast. I havent...
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    Re: Hill Climbing Primer

    Amen to the climbing out of the hole thing. Both rear wheels in a hole can topple you. As a youngster I did not have the sense to cross a ditch at a slight angle. I went down a highway, country road...
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    Re: Hill Climbing Primer

    Go play on your tractor!;) You need to do more of something that is good for you.:laughing:;);)
  90. Re: Zeroing in on LS or Kioti but I have some ?

    Sounds like you see saving $2000 is going to leave you with barely enough tractor. This is subjective but do not do it to save $2000. You will probably be less than completely satisfied. The slightly...
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    Re: Hill Climbing Primer

    I was not directing at anyone, just venting my frustration at how such a simple thing can get so muddled when we try to explain it. After all, it is as plain as the nose on my face:) :) I feel...
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    Re: Hill Climbing Primer

    If it is so complicated why did us farm boys back in the sticks and hills of Kentucky know enough to lengthen the drawbar enough so that by the time the front end was getting very far off the ground...
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    Re: LX series parking brake

    I despaired of ever getting any better. I get so engrossed in what I am doing during getting on and off the tractor I just forget. That is why I lock the single brake really hard, none of this slap...
  94. Grapple Re: Brush Grapple, Titan, Versatech - What's Good?

    Thanks. One of the dealers is close to my branson dealer in simpsoville ky. My yanmar is currently near there and in two weeks I go for some significant seat timeline. I will have a look.
  95. Grapple Re: Brush Grapple, Titan, Versatech - What's Good?

    I relooked at the Armstrong ag site and realized I was about to make a possible mistake in my order. Almost ordered the BGRLT 470 lbs 3/8' down tines thinking that was the one you have but yours is ...
  96. Grapple Re: Brush Grapple, Titan, Versatech - What's Good?

    Just PMed you. Anyone know of a Armstrong Ag dealer in Alabama, Tennessee, or Kentucky. This looks like the grapple I want after much reading but having never seen one operate. I have a Yanmar Lx...
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    Re: LX series parking brake

    While we are at it; --- I have tried to understand why tractor companies and dealers promote having the pedals locked together. With good brakes, which most tractors now days seem to have, the...
  98. Re: Beware Yellow Yanmar hydraulic fittings.

    I discovered the quality of the Cat operation when I researched a better fuel filtration system for my 2003 Dodge Cummins. Went to the Cat filters using their hardware adapters to install the system...
  99. Re: Basic necessities to have with your tractor

    It is truly amazing what you can do out in the fields with a tractor if you arrive there with the right stuff.
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    Re: LX series parking brake

    I solved my habit of driving off with brake on by unlinking the two pedals and making sure Depress the left brake real hard to set. When I drive off it is immediately noticeable that the tractor is...
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