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    Re: Stripped Stud and Stud Extractors

    Why not just get a full set, they aren't that expensive. Next time you may need a different size so getting them in a set like the Craftsman would allow you a variety of options for stud/bolt...
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    Re: It's official!

    It seems a lot of folks are moving out of Houston and surrounding towns in favor of a more sedated country life. My daughter and son-in-law moved to an acreage sub-division about 50 mile drive to...
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    Tire Selection Re: Should i use wider tires ?

    No debate intended, but it looks like you already started one.
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    Tire Selection Re: Should i use wider tires ?

    I looked up some tire sizes on the net and a 14.9x38 has a rolling circumference of 199.7" while a 18.4x38 has a circ. of 216 or 8.2% larger. If you want near the same rolling circumference go with...
  5. Re: Any advice on buying a HUD foreclosure

    Low ball offers get accepted much of the time by the FEDS. You just have to be the highest low baller. Go for it and wait them out. If not better offers come in, you just may be the highest bidder.
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    Re: Stainless welding options

    You are right in 308 wire is used to match the chemical composition of the 304 grade material in the as-welded condition. Without looking into section IX for the chemical composition again, IIRC the...
  7. Re: Kubota B2650 or B3350 with cab and backhoe?

    I have the B26 TLB and it doesn't lack for engine power and with the backhoe on it has very good traction. It might be a grand or more heavier than the B2650 but engine wise it is about equal.
    The...
  8. Re: Sluggish toilet mystery, round 2, expert help needed.

    I had one that would flush slow and sometimes stop up. I ran a rotor rooter thru the line (after removing the toilet), poured buckets of water thru the drain, no problem. Put the toilet back on and...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Overfilled Hdy/Trans

    I overfilled my B26 by a bit and found that the easiest way to let a little out was to loosen the HST filter a bit to let it drain into a clean pan. When I thought I had enough, just tightened the...
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    Re: LS J2020H Not Starting

    I would have thought that the front drive shaft would be part of the powertrain but it wasn't covered. They said all external parts are not covered.

    Rarely are electrical items (think spark...
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    Tire Selection Re: Should i use wider tires ?

    The ground speed should change little to any going to a 18.4x38 since he already has 14.9x38 tires. They may be a bit larger but I don't think it will change the ground speed enough to notice. Dual...
  12. Re: Currently have an L-3800. Need some yard tractor input.

    If I foresaw any uses for a tractor, I would keep it but buy a zero turn mower to mow with. My daughter uses a B2920 for her 2 acre parcel but she also has a lawn tractor for tight work when needed....
  13. Thread: George

    by Gary Fowler
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    Re: George

    Sounds like you are well endowed (with tractors that is) Welcome to the forum.
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    Re: function of knob?

    For most implements, it wont matter how you set it, they can take a slam dunk to the ground but if you want to be gentle on them, turn it clockwise (when facing the knob) to slow down the rate of...
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    Re: BX25 for rent at a home Depot

    [QUOTE=woodskiff;3950951]My HD gets $250/day +taxes/damage deposit/fuel....then you fight for the weekend, then YOU end up reserving it ahead

    That is why I own my equipment and if I don't have it,...
  16. Re: MF 1010 Price check and parts availability...

    IIRC those models no longer have any parts available for them unless you can find a junked one with a good part that you need. Even 5 years after the model year, no parts were available so not a...
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    Re: Deck Leveling Problems

    I have some issues with my decks cutting close on one side even though the deck is completely level when checked on level concrete. I just chalked it up to unleveled ground and not enough...
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    Re: Confused about oil change

    I buy my filters from Kubota dealer but I sure wish I had an alternative for the fuel filter. Darn thing is about and inch long and 1" in diameter and cost $17 which is ridiculously priced. Good...
  19. Re: 3320 grinding noise when in 4wd and no power on front wheels

    I would suspect it has either a broken drive shaft or stripped splines/gears to the front axle. When my tractor quit working it was a broken drive shaft, but it didn't make one bit of noise when...
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    Re: No Fuel Flowing from Storage Tank

    Some of those filters severely restrict the flow. I have Baldwin filter on my tank and it reduces my 15 gpm Filrite DC pump to less than 5 gpm. I could see why your gravity flow tank wouldn't flow...
  21. Thread: Gas

    by Gary Fowler
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    Re: Gas

    My Generac generator says to shut the fuel cock and run the carb dry when not in use. I also removed the gasoline from the tank after running carb dry. My Stihl saw says to run dry also, so I drain...
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    Re: Living by a chicken farm

    That is a good sense thing to do. Some city dwellers will buy property next to a farm and then demand that the smells, noise, animals having sex be removed or otherwise changed to suit their views. ...
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    Re: Fuel Price Dropping

    SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drain) oil recovery is likely what you are seeing for that price. This is done when the tar sands go too deep to surface mine. Where I was working, the tarsand was 19...
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    Tire Selection Re: tire pressure

    I try to run mine low enough to have some sidewall flex so I have 100% bar tread on the ground. This is usually around 12 PSI on my tractor and depends on how much weight is attached. You should...
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    Re: Car Guys What's in your garage?

    I have the wife's 2003 Olds Bravada that she prefers to drive rather than the new Honda CRV, a EZGO golf cart, Kubota RTV900 all in the attached garage. In my shop I have my 2007 Chevy Silverado...
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    Re: Fuel Price Dropping

    The oil sands of Canada can compete with any oil producer if we get pipelines from there to USA refineries, it should make North America oil independent. Last I worked there (2005), they could...
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    Re: Stainless welding options

    I agree with everything except the wire type. Actually 304 grade has more chromium in it than 316 but either of those will work fine and never rust unless contaminated with CS dust or particles from...
  28. Re: Thought this P7010 in MO was a good deal; < 600hrs,

    I think that must be a scam. Just the tractor with FEL was $35,000 in 2010 when I bought mine. I sure wouldn't sell mine for $28K. 600 hours is barely broken in and with a couple thousand in...
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    Re: How to set trim on a pontoon boat.

    My friend has a 26 foot pontoon boat with a 250 HP engine and it not only planes out but runs over 60MPH. A few days ago, I saw one at a dealer in Hot Springs, Ar. with a 300 HP engine. The for...
  30. Re: Can ls dealers refuse warranty work on tractor not purchased from them??

    A good dealer is worth as much or more than the factory warranty. When the front drive shaft broke on my P7010 and the factory warranty wouldn't replace it, my dealer stepped up and did the work for...
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    Re: I absolutely love my ztr BUT...

    It sounds like you did the right thing by buying a commercial grade ZTR first AND a small tractor. I did the try and see method of buying a box store ZTR first and it would just spin down the slopes...
  32. Re: ROP roll over protection bad design? is yours like this?

    I would modify mine in a heartbeat if it wouldn't fit in the storage shed. I know that if it wouldn't, then I would either be leaving it down or removing it completely so one that is modified but...
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    If people are too stupid to look where they are walking, then putting a red cover on it isn't going to protect them either. I am so tired of big government writing stupid laws to protect stupid...
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    Re: why "low hydrogen"

    The refrigerator with light bulb works OK for cellulose fluxed rods like the 6010/6011 but it doesn't get hot enough to keep moisture out or remove it once absorbed in low hydrogen rods. The 50#...
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    Re: More compact tractor questions!

    The OP is speaking of only 5 acres of land. Most TBN advise is for BIG HIGH HP tractors even if the user only has an acre of land which might not hurt a thing if money is of no object. If so, buy 2...
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    Re: Building a berm for a Genset

    I really don't think that propane tank is per code with it setting against the house either. You should look at that also. I haven't looked up the Code in many years but 25 feet seems to be what is...
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    Re: why "low hydrogen"

    The wedge should be hardened steel and 60xx rods are not ductile enough to use. The weld on to hardened steel will be way too susceptible to cracking. LH rods in the as welded condition are very...
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    Re: Can I weld a Hydraulic Tank?

    I wouldn't worry about cleaning it with soap and water, just fill it with water and turn on its side. Heat it red hot with a torch to burn off the oil residue then grind out the old weld prior to...
  39. Re: Harm to charging system by using a lower-amp battery?

    Lower CCA just means you wont have the extra reserve power in hard to start situations. It still puts out 12 volts (well 14 really) which is how the charging systems determines fully charged.
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    Re: Kubota Dealer

    I don't think that would be fair to any consumer who also needs their tractors. I would be thoroughly pissed at a dealer who did that to me. While homeowners don't usually make money with their...
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    Re: Chevy rear end brush cutter

    If you are talking of using the drive shaft to turn the blade and the wheels to turn the shaft, I don't think it will turn fast enough to cut anything.
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    Re: R-4's: new vs old style

    I don't think it has anything to do with sideways slippage. It looks like they are designed to shed mud more easily than the old style which is a good thing. The old style would just slick over in...
  43. Re: Antifreeze Question Tap water vs distilled

    Lowest freeze point is with 50/50 mixture of water and anti-freeze. Pure antifreeze freezes at a much higher temperature than the 50% solution and should never be used in pure state.
    Google it and...
  44. Re: Antifreeze Question Tap water vs distilled

    Straight anti-freeze has a much higher freeze point than a 50/50 solution. Google it and see for yourself the difference in freeze temps for various % of water mixes.
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    Re: HI- LIFT JACK PROBLEM

    If you raise the handle too high, it will automatically kick the lever into down position. I suspect that is what you are doing.
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    Re: Opinion on Kubota RTV

    If it has been serviced per Kubota requirements, 1500 hours is not a big deal. Appearance and cleanliness would be a good indication of proper care. Records might be available but they can also be...
  47. Re: bx 2670 4 wheel drive problems. I'm stuck on what the problem is :(

    I was delivering a FEL bucket of dirt to my neighbor who has all concrete driveway and forgot about putting my B6 into 2 WD. When I turned it was leaving black rubber marks on the concrete from tire...
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    Re: Opinion on Kubota RTV

    Get a plastic top rather than metal, it doesn't dent or rust like a metal top would and a top will keep off the sun and rain pretty well. Also recommend a glass windshield, the don't scratch like...
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    Re: Any advice on how to fix this?

    I may be wrong but from the photos it looks like the road builder created a dam. He should have put in a culvert under the road at that point.
    Perhaps it can drain into a road ditch and get...
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    Re: Favorite Diesel Fuel Additives

    I don't use anything and never had any issues. It doesn't get cold enough to gell so no issues there.
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    Re: Crossing a creekbed

    I don't know how your soil washes away, but in my area, that ramp would be back to a ravine with the first rain unless I put on some large rocks to slow down the water.
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    Front-End Loader Re: One **** of a nice Big bucket !!!!!!!

    Green mulch can get pretty heavy also, it is wood you know.
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    Re: Same Frame Size?

    There appears to be a slight difference in overall weight of about 20 pounds and a different engine in the 2030 but otherwise same frame, tires etc. The 2023 also has a different loader (per website...
  54. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    If you think cars are bad, just try working on a Goldwing motorcycle. I was just looking at how to change the sub-air filters and you have to remove nearly all of the fairings front and both sides...
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    Re: Buying vs. Hiring

    I agree with tcreeley at least regarding the septic. Those guys have to be licensed and pull the permits after submitting the design. I doubt you would save even $500 in cost digging the hole and...
  56. Re: can a ct235 be put in to neutral so we can drag in behind a truck?

    For short distances, say 1/4 mile, just put it in neutral and drive slow. I am assuming it is an HST. IF it is gear drive, just put in neutral and go as far as you like, it isn't going to hurt a...
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    Re: Adj pressure

    Other than adjusting the system relief pressure, you cant reduce the operating pressure on the hydraulics. Reducing the main pump relief pressure would affect the whole tractor so everything would...
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    Re: No Fuel Flowing from Storage Tank

    Just be really careful and not over-pressurize the tank. A couple of PSI is all they will stand without deforming
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    I got the tractor back today and saw the broken approximately 3/4" diameter shaft. That is an awfully small drive shaft, not much bigger than my 332 JD lawn tractor. It was smooth break and...
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    Just a few feet from the drawbar, it didn't rebound very much at all.
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    I have cab (LS P7010) and open station and my go to is the open station B26 not so much for the open cab but for the small size and better vision for FEL and backhoe work. Cabs cut the visibility a...
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    I don't turn mine on and off like that to turn but I never hear any sounds when it engages. I don't see any need to do that when on soft ground and it seems that would just be needless wear on the...
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    Dealer called yesterday and tractor is ready. I will pick it up today and hope to get a look at the driveshaft break and determine size of the shaft also
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    Re: Bush Hog help

    The stumper/blades should be attached to the gearbox via a tapered shaft. They are never easy to get off and when corroded like yours seems to be, it going to be a bear. Putting equal side to side...
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    Re: Kubota B21 Advice

    As for need of the TLB, well maybe you wont need it a lot but it has sure come in handy for me on my 11 acres. I do a lot of freebie work for my brother in law and recently my next door neighbor has...
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    Re: Kubota B21 Advice

    I bought a used 2009 B26 in 2011 with 60 hours for $20,500 and it was pristine condition. I am the third owner and both second owner and I got great deals on this excellent machine. Other than a...
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    Re: Trailer inspections - GAAD!

    Just license it in Arkansas, one time license plate good forever, NO inspections for vehicles or trailers.
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    I was just saying the same thing to my brother in law. I think that may be what happened, rather than forward twisting stress, it may have been like a backlash that broke the shaft when it untorqued...
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    Re: Security lights or darkness??

    That is true but only if there is a good possibility of persons passing by that might see an intruder and know that it is an intruder and not the owner. I would think darkness would work just as...
  70. Re: How to permanently install Cat 2 to Cat 1 bushing - weld?

    Are you talking the balls on the tractor to have the bushing or the implement pins? If implement pins, just replace with Cat 1 pins unless it is the double bar type with long pins thru.
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    Any tractor should be able to spin the tires when in a low gear and just creeping and the tires weren't lunging as some has said could happen. Engine was idling at a mere 900 RPM, no heavy weights...
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    I didn't hear a loud snap, but did hear a loud bang when the 3/8 gr. 70 chain broke which I now believe was the chain and the drive shaft going at the same time. I didn't think anything about it...
  73. Re: Question on Phosphoric acid rust converters

    You should sand the old paint and feather the edges prior to putting on new paint so I would sand first then acid treat. The acid I have used before (WEDAC) does nothing to the paint, just bare...
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    One other tidbit, the warranty guy told my dealer that they have had about 10 front drive shafts break on the P series of tractors that go up to almost 90 HP. Mine is the 70 HP version and all...
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    I stand by my statement. Any metal if properly heat treated would twist slightly before snapping cleanly like it was saw cut (this according to the dealer) and it broke directly behind the splines. ...
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    I had the chain hooked to the drawbar and driving forward. I had a disk on the rear that put more weight on the rear tires so the front shouldn't have been heavily loaded. Engine was just at idle...
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    Dealer called and it was a broken front drive shaft. He said it looked like it was sawed in two right behind the splines. Good news is that it is only about a $125 part + about 2 hours labor to...
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    Re: Sewer line collapsed

    NOPE, had the cleanout next to the house. Cut was about 3" or so wide thru about 1/3 of the top portion of the pipe, very obvious that a ditchwitch cut it especially since the electric lines were...
  79. Re: what to do with 1000's of feet of hi-tensile wire fence??

    It should be easy to remove, just cut all the tie clips from each post, then with a reel type wire holder just start reeling. Smooth wire would pull back easily thru the brush. The top tape might...
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    I got it to the dealer who checked all the electrical stuff while on the trailer. NO sounds or otherwise indications of servo motor working so he unloaded it and said he would have to call the...
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    Re: Sewer line collapsed

    In my previous home, my sewer line was stopping up about once per year and required roto rooting out. Finally I got a guy to check it and the line had collapsed under the house PLUS what was causing...
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    Re: Stuck filter

    I recently bought one of the filter wrench pliers from HF based on recommendations from TBN members. I haven't used them yet but now all my filters have been changed at least once so I don't...
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    Re: Front wheel drive doesnt work

    I crawled under and looked around, didn't see any wires underneath. I think I will just load it up and take to the dealer. It should be under warranty. I will let everyone know what happens, might...
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    Front wheel drive doesnt work

    I was attempting to pull out a large oak stump using L range and 1st gear with engine at idle. The tires started to spin but then the chain broke so I gave up for the immediate future. I did do some...
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    Re: I actually like my new gasoline can.

    No way would I agree. That new design is a POS. I bought one out of necessity, used it one time and the next time, the valve wouldn't open. The collar would just turn then click shutting the...
  86. Thread: Bent Rim

    by Gary Fowler
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    Re: Bent Rim

    I used a come-a-long with chain to reseat the rear tire on my B26. I couldn't put enough pressure on it with a ratchet strap to compress the tire. The come-a-long worked very well. Just back off...
  87. Re: How many hours on your CPAP-BIPAP machine?

    I guess I am unlucky with C-PAP machines. I have never had one last more than about 4 years and I use it every night. I had the card short out in one, bearings go out in 2. They start squalling a...
  88. Re: Need Advice on Thinning New Acreage Purchase (6 acres)

    No ideas on mulching, but even 10 feet apart is too close for adult trees if you want them to grow and spread for shade. TOO close and all they do is spindle up tall and thin. Take out all the...
  89. Thread: R4 vs Turf

    by Gary Fowler
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    Tire Selection Re: R4 vs Turf

    My only experience with turf tires was on my BIL's 750 JD 2 WD tractor that would get stuck on a cow patty if on even a slight incline. 4WD might be better. I cant speak to snow traction on either...
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    Re: Liberty Safes

    On mine (Winchester brand) you just change the battery and go from there. It retains the memory without the battery.
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    Re: Pistol for my wife

    I think most women prefer .380 or 9mm in pistols because of the lighter recoil. Either of these are usually in stock and decently priced. I recently bought some 9mm for less than $10 per box and...
  92. Re: Where do you hook your chain for pulling trees?

    I was just over at my neighbors trying to pull out an oak stump(24" minimum in diameter) that was cut at about 18" above grade. I had dug around it with my B26 TLB but it seems to have a bunch of...
  93. Comparison Re: Looking for opinions - new tractor purchase

    I have Kubota B26TLB and LS P7010C tractors. Both have worked flawlessly and both have good fit and finish and I like both of them. I got the big utility LS model P7010C (cab model) when I was...
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    Re: BX25 for Creating Large Pond

    I wouldn't attempt to dig a pond with my B26 and it is much larger than your BX. Even with my LS P7010 it took a couple of days to dig out a 50x50x5 feet sized pond without any water from a spring...
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    Re: High pressure PTO water pump?

    I would think that this 6 roller pump with 21GPM discharge rate would suffice to put out a grass fire. That would be 100 gallons in 5 minutes so in 25 minutes of fire fighting your tank is empty. ...
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    Re: Digging ATV backhoe is My hobby !

    I also was impressed by the size of rocks that it is lifting and the size of the bucket on it. I still have trouble visualizing how it can lift that much weight without any rear counterweight other...
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    Price Check Re: Repair or replace?

    Given your age, you may not be able to or even want to do the work yourself. You could look around for a mechanic shop that has reasonable rates to compare with the Kubota dealership but most shops...
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    Re: LS XR4046/Kioti DK55 vs older tractor

    I just looked up the stats on the JD 5200 that sold for $20,000 brand new. The weight is not that much more than a current model DK50 Kioti. I don't think I would pay $15K for an 18 year old...
  99. Re: What rpm do you use to drive the tractor

    I rarely run WOT on any of my tractors. If I need to go faster than my normal working speed, I will just shift upward on the gears. It isn't going to hurt the engines to run WOT but if you don't...
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    Re: Sad reminder of the importance of welding

    I always over weld just about anything that I work on, not because I don't trust my welding but I never liked the engineer that spec'd out the very minimum requirements for safety or load rating. I...
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