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    Re: Remove a broken but/screw/cap

    The plug has a flange on it that may be the seal surface and threads may not be tapered. Use a center punch and punch it between the center hole and the outside diameter being carefull not to slip...
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    Re: Remove a broken but/screw/cap

    Easy out. https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Md0e60895c547d58adc24484c0834c06aH0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300
    From the darkness of the broken plug, it looks like its been cracked for some time
  3. Re: MF 135 - Two Stage Clutch... More like a NO STAGE CLUTCH

    Does your multi-power work? The supply line to the multi-power control valve looks badly kinked in the photo.
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    Re: Massey Ferguson 35 PTO Problem

    First adjust clutch pedal so there is only about 3/8 inch free play between the upper stop and where you feel the throwout bearing contact the clutch fingers. See post 11. The same advice.
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    Re: Maintenance myths

    On an old Massey, over greasing the rockshaft will eventually fill the differential and cause hydraulic pump failure. Otherwise if you see the old grease exit when greasing a joint, I see no problem...
  6. Re: MF165 massive hydraulic fluid "weep hole" leak

    Dont want to hijack this thread so will try to keep it brief.

    Do you mean the housing the multipower valve is mounted to?? This has the pto splined drive shaft mounted in it.

    When it shifted it...
  7. Re: MF165 massive hydraulic fluid "weep hole" leak

    Use phosphor bronze. Harder than brass. Bearings are it's main use.
  8. Re: MF165 massive hydraulic fluid "weep hole" leak

    I removed the housing that the multipower valve is mounted on and the throwout bearing rides on. This is where the seal rings for the multi power are located. There is the seal on the end of that...
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    Ballast Re: ballast box on 3320 JD

    Are you using two? If not use two. Tighten them against each other to take out all the swing if you feel it is a problem.
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    Ballast Re: ballast box on 3320 JD

    301 Moved Permanently check out this adjustable stabilizer bar. Should be available at any farm supply store that has three point supplies. You should have a pin or a hole for a pin under each rear...
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    Re: MF 65 question for loader

    I have a mf135 without power steering, with an old tubular massey loader that was originally a trip bucket. It ran off the 4.5 gpm tractor hydraulics. I added a front pump that puts out about the...
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    Re: Mf30 engine rebuild?Perkins 4cyl diesel

    May have dry sleeves. A little more tricky. http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/massey-ferguson-classic-vintage/258591-mf-165-knocking.html?highlight= check out this thread for info on sleeve...
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    Re: Could air cause this issue???

    Thanks, this makes sense. Based on that explanation, they would not cause the OP's cylinder to stall like I thought. Not hijacking the thread, just trying to understand function of the valves in...
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    Re: Could air cause this issue???

    I'm trying to learn something here. Does the load checks block flow, in or out of one side of the cylinder. Does the load check have to shift with hydraulic pressure to allow flow either in or out....
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    Re: Could air cause this issue???

    From the information from Prince,there is only one port that is used for PB, it is on the right side closest to the levers. There are two ports in and three ports out. Both have a top and side...
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    Re: MF 2135 Z134 Rebuild oil pump

    While you are in there, check the clearance of the main and rod bearings. They may be excessively loose causing low oil pressure.
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    Re: Blizzard conditions in Amarillo Tx.

    Winter storm warning for south central through north central Iowa for tonight and Monday. Predicting 4 to 7 inches in DesMoines with 40 mph gusts. Slight hint of thunder snow. Could get...
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    Re: Lift Cover Adjusting Tools

    I'm a toolmaker. I've made all the necessary tools needed for the the tractor repairs I have done. The I and T manual have had sketches for everything I have needed.
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    Re: Trouble with Home LED lights

    In my master bath, I have a 6 globe fixture above the vanity. The original bulbs were incandesent. They emitted a tremendous amount of heat. I switched them first to cfl and hated them. Now have...
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    Buying Advice Re: Early '60's MF 35 Utility

    X2. Zinc in these old motors is your best friend.
  21. Re: MF165 massive hydraulic fluid "weep hole" leak

    Sounds like most of your problem is the main seals of the input shsfts and not the seal rings if it shifts solidly. Increased leakage may be due to increased temperature. Been six years since I had...
  22. Re: MF165 massive hydraulic fluid "weep hole" leak

    The one thing that puzzles me is that you say the multipower works in high. Does it seem to engage securely or does it kinda slip in? The multi power hydraulic pressure is fairly low. If the seal...
  23. Re: MF165 massive hydraulic fluid "weep hole" leak

    There are seal rings on the input shaft to the transmission that direct hydraulic fluid to the multipower clutch. These rings wear grooves in the area that they seal and start leaking. Try running...
  24. Re: What trans fluid should I use in Massey Ferguson 135?

    tractor supply carries at least two brands of oil that meet Massey Ferguson M1129 specification. One is their traveler brand and a more reasonable priced in a yellow and green bucket. I cant...
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    Re: Massey 135 3 point

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/massey-ferguson-classic-vintage/294901-another-ferguson35-hydraulics-wont-work.html?highlight=

    Check out this thread and follow shona13 response. This is...
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    Re: Massey 135 3 point

    Been there, done that. Sent you a pm
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    Re: Massey 135 3 point

    Any progress????
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    Re: Anywhere to buy parts online?

    Valubilt / Central Tractor

    TractorPartsASAP.com. just got a water pump for my 135 there today.
  29. Re: Massey 135 Hydraulics issues with Log Splitter

    To have flow to the splitter, you must have the draft lever pulled all the way back. The position lever has to be pulled back to the constant pumping position. This will lift the three point unless...
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    Re: Massey 135 3 point

    Check out this one paying close attention to post 23 and beyond by shona13.
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/massey-ferguson-classic-vintage/300915-mf-135-hydraulic-3-point.html?highlight=
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    Re: Massey 135 3 point

    Try removing the top link and run a chain from the mower where the top link fastens, to the tractor away from where the normal top link fastens. Re:the spring loaded link. Try lifting the mower...
  32. Re: Help a beginner out with the logistics of a hydraulic fluid change for MF 135

    If you're outside, dig a trench deep enough to get a five gallon bucket under it. There are two drain plugs so you can get one almost full, put the plugs back in the go back and forth removing each...
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    Re: MF-65 reinstalling FEL

    The only other thing I can think of is that there should be two screws on the front of the valve close to each spool. These are called switch valves. The one closest to the valve you are using to...
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    Re: MF-65 reinstalling FEL

    Not sure how long you have had this tractor and no offense but, do you do have the position lever in the constant pumping position ?
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    Re: MF-65 reinstalling FEL

    I think you may have the supply and return lines reversed from the valve on top differential to the loader valve. I think front hose on massy valve is the supply when pulling the handle back. Try...
  36. Re: MF 165 with MF32 loader - added backhoe ran pump to backhoe then loader - now NO

    You could just add a diverter valve after the pump in the supply line. One line out to backhoe the other line out to loader. Shift valve to operate either backhoe or loader, that way you won't have...
  37. Re: MF 165 with MF32 loader - added backhoe ran pump to backhoe then loader - now NO

    if you use power beyond, your valves will be in series but still have two return lines, one from each valve. My guess is the dealer told you to feed the backhoe first, because your loader valve is...
  38. Re: MF 165 with MF32 loader - added backhoe ran pump to backhoe then loader - now NO

    Sounds like you plumbed the two valves in parallel with two return lines instead of series with one return line. Three point should be running off internal belly pump so it should be no concern.
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    Re: Before snow plowing..

    :http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zBjlSJf4274

    I'm trying this to see if it works. Got it!
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    Re: Before snow plowing..

    Google, fordson snow machine - 1929 concept - YouTube

    Now this is neat!!

    I can't copy the link on my tablet.
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    Re: Remote Hydraulics Massey Ferguson 240

    Have you tried operating the cylinder off the haybine at different speeds? You may have a restricted fitting in the remote hoses or a bad quick disconnect. (Did this myself. Thinking what the...
  42. Re: What's the secret to drilling through 1/4" angle iron?

    A Bridgeport style vertical milling machine has many areas that allow possible movement,

    The overarm swivels on the column

    The overarm move in and out on the column

    The head swivels to the...
  43. Re: What's the secret to drilling through 1/4" angle iron?

    Even a large radial arm drill will move around when drilling large holes, and that's what they were designed to do, drill holes!!! These machines have locking mechanisms for the column and head. The...
  44. Re: What's the secret to drilling through 1/4" angle iron?

    You are right about the limitations with R8 collets, but a Silver Deming drill will do a good job at the right speed held in a 1/2 inch collect. I have seen plenty of welded up tangs on Morse taper...
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    Re: 135 wheel and tire questions

    Also, can anyone tell from the pics what size the rear tires are, approximately? I may be needing to replace one, and I wanted to check local prices.

    Thanks,
    Scott in Brighton NY[/QUOTE]
    ...
  46. Re: What's the secret to drilling through 1/4" angle iron?

    Angle iron is normally high in carbon which gives it its toughness and ability to flex without bending. Too much speed is your worst enemy. 612 rpm would be my recommendation of maximum speed for a...
  47. Re: New to the small farm and eager to learn about my tractor

    You can also access parts breakdowns and numbers @ agcopartsbooks.com, log on as guest.
  48. Re: mf 135 stuck in gear and cant tell which one

    Have you tried using the method in Big Deans Massey Ferguson website on page two. I can't attach the link for you but someone else can. I'm not sure this is the problem you are describing.
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    Re: Hydraulic crossover valve?

    Looks like you can remove the plug and connect a hose to that port connected to another spool valve for remotes and return a hose from tank port back to tank. Shift the diverter valve to either use...
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    Price Check Re: 165 masey fergoson need price

    Check out tractorhouse.com
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    Re: New to me Massey 165 maintenance

    Change the thermostat when changing and flushing the cooling system. Read many of threads that mention the new owners find that the previous owner has removed the thermostat to prevent overheating. ...
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    Re: MF135 Pto lever won't disengage

    Good to hear you found the problem. Too bad it wasn't something simple. Clean the hydraulic filter while you're in there. Be sure to put safety wire back. Keep filter together and upright when...
  53. Re: 1964 mf65 - does single hose hydraulic ram "self bleed"? and other silly question

    Did some more checking and found "Big Deans Massey Ferguson website" ( a Massey guru now deceased).


    He recommends for tractors prior to the 100 series use spec. M1103 80/90 minerial oil. He also...
  54. Re: 1964 mf65 - does single hose hydraulic ram "self bleed"? and other silly question

    No experience with a 65 but I would think premium engine oil and filter. Clean fuel and filters. Clean air filters along with clean trans / differential oil will be the most important things to keep...
  55. Re: 1964 mf65 - does single hose hydraulic ram "self bleed"? and other silly question

    Cap by gearshifts is the fill location for the trans / differential. It should have two drain plugs to remove all oil. You should be using the proper oil instead of straight automatic transmission...
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    Re: 3 point backhoe vs sub-frame mount

    Seems to me I heard some manufacturers state warrantee is void on a new tractor if a three point backhoe is used. I know this isn't the case in this situation but they must have a valid reason for...
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    Re: MF135 Pto lever won't disengage

    Had poster a couple years ago, could not engage the the pto. Maybe the same issue.
    Found the hydraulic filter housing came loose and jammed the lever linkage. Drain off a gallon or two of trans /...
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    Re: Massey 65 FEL probs

    Install a diverter valve in place of the transfer cover on the top of the lift cover between your legs in front of the seat. Get a two spool valve, one to run the lift and one to run the tilt. The...
  59. Thread: Cow bloat?

    by SIMassey
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    Re: Cow bloat?

    Now this one's a joke the previous one is real.

    Farmer went out to the barn one morning an found his prize bull had crossed eyes.

    He called the vet.

    Vet arrived, looked the bull over. He...
  60. Thread: Cow bloat?

    by SIMassey
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    Re: Cow bloat?

    Hose.
  61. Re: What tool do you find most useful on the farm for general use (besides tractor)?

    Pallet Jack!!! Anything that is stored on a concrete floor goes on a pallet. Things are never in the right place and always in the way, they can be moved easily with the pallet Jack. Best $200.00...
  62. Thread: Cow bloat?

    by SIMassey
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    Re: Cow bloat?

    I seem to remember gently pushing a short piece of garden hose down their throat. ( with the connector ends cut off of course) once you reached the stomach, there was a rush of gas. Point the end...
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    Re: MF35 Intermittent Spark to Plugs

    [QUOTE=WranglerBowman;4131866]I'm using new wire which are copper core low ohm MF wires.

    So after setting the points gap to 0.022 as specified in the manual and turning the distributor about 20...
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    Re: MF35 Intermittent Spark to Plugs

    Internally the switch could be bad. Any splices in the wire powering the coil? Could be a break internally in the wire from the distributor to the coil or the wire to the ignition switch. 1964 was...
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    Re: MF35 Intermittent Spark to Plugs

    [QUOTE=WranglerBowman;4125841]Hey all, I'm losing it right now with my 1964 MF35 Z134. I was disking my garden and the tractor just stopped for no apparent reason after using it for about an hour,...
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    Re: MF135 Hydraulic Pump?

    With the selector valve on it rules out the possibility of the three point cylinder issue. Massey hydraulics are a bit odd and can be hooked up different ways so understanding your hookups will...
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    Re: Tractor Ownership - Interesting Article

    Wonder if the lease program will be all that is available in the future. Since we are just paying for the use of their equipment, a lease makes more sense than it ever has. We can argue, since we...
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    Re: MF135 Hydraulic Pump?

    It sure doesn't make sense. You replaced the pump and had good pressure. Now it's acting the same. My first thought would be the pump again but I wonder if it is something internal like the relief...
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    Re: MF135 Hydraulic Pump?

    Stand pipe o-rings leaking or cracked standpoint?

    Is this pressure at a remote or at the top cover?

    Is the three point unable to lift the implements it used to?

    If you are measuring the...
  70. Re: Internal auxiliary hydraulic pump for MF 240

    According to tractor data.com the pump flow on a 240 is 9.5 gallons per minute. Capacity of 8.6 gallons. Also states it has two valves.
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    Re: MF @)@ Won't run under load

    All the wheels turn freely? Rear brake seized. Bearing seized?
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    Re: MF @)@ Won't run under load

    Isn't there mechanical advance using weights in the distributor? Shouldn't the spark advance increase as the engine speed increases?

    Have you put a timing light on it to see if the mechanical...
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    Re: MF @)@ Won't run under load

    If the Z134 is the same as the Z145, it should have an adjustment screw on the left hand side of the timing cover.

    According to the shop manual, this controls surges in the engine speed. The...
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    Re: timing question for a z134 engine

    Rotate engine with number 1 on compression stroke. Stop.with fire on flywheel centered in window. Install distributor with rotor pointing to number 1 lug in cap. Adjustment slot for bolt should be...
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    Re: MF 135 Hydraulic Top Link

    What kind of implement are you going to hook to the hydraulic top link? Will you need to operate the three point and top link at the same time?
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    Re: Pressure testing radiator

    Just thinking, you have an overflow tank that contains fluid from the cooling system.

    When the engine is hot, the coolant expands. The radiator cap allows pressure to build to its designed...
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    Re: Tractor Nostalgia ??

    I think you need few more.
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    Re: Tractor Nostalgia ??

    Got a 39 hand crank "B" that I have had for 46 years. I hope I'm still running after 76 years.
  79. Loader Re: Massey Ferguson 35 Diverter Selector Valve Replacement

    First thing is, I looked this up and am not sure it is the correct valve for your tractor. I did not see 35 listed, only TO 35.

    The valve has 4 lever positions, 1 for the three point which...
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    Re: Slow hydraulics

    Was just thinking,


    I bought an old tractor with a loader with trip bucket that had single acting cylinders for the lift. It was plumbed with 1/4 hydraulic hose. Worked ok in the heat of the...
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    Re: Slow hydraulics

    [QUOTE=CDNeh;4065363]Mine is a TZ25DA subcompact NH, 25 h.p. hydrostatic, 500hrs. The hydraulics are slow. My 1974 MF 16 h.p. gas hydrostatic tractor does not have the power but it responds faster...
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    Re: OH NO - I may be a Wino!!

    How about some Mogan David?
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    Re: OH NO - I may be a Wino!!

    Good ole mad dog!!
  84. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    Yes, they're all there, and they succeeded in their goal of providing a sentence that contains all the letters of the alphabet. I hope, some day, to think of two more sentences too. Maybe after that,...
  85. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    I remember it sounding like "rastro".
  86. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    I remember the practice paragraph that started out, "now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country". I think it is correct, although it was 45 years ago.
  87. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    These kinds of threads always seem to bring out the best in people!!!!!:laughing:
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    Re: How fast can you lose something??

    The comforting feeling is that you always find it in the last place you look.:laughing: That of course is unless you forgot that you found it already.:drink:
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    Re: Anyone ever shot a buzzard?

    Was at an eagle watch years ago and they had live eagles, hawks, falcons, owls on display and had the owl and falcon fly around the room back to the handler. The owl was absolutely silent flying. ...
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    Re: General forum's disappearing

    Found a switch on the right hand side of the forum title bar. If it is horizontal, all sub topics in the forum show up. If it is verticle, all that shows is the forum title bar. So, if you're not...
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    General forum's disappearing

    When I go to "tractorbynet.cbubom" forums page, the general forums appear then minimize. I have to click on the general forums title then they will open up again. Although they are in a slightly...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: brushog gearbox oil

    The fill plug on my Woods mower has a cotter key to keep vent open to prevent any pressure buildup in gear case.
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    Re: Garage sizing for tractor and implements

    Built a 30 by 50, with 16 foot under truss in 2007. 2 doors on 30 foot gable end. 1, 10 by 10 OH door and 1, 12 by 14 foot OH door. Big enough to fit a fifth wheel camper to back in then run...
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    hard freeze warning for Daytona Beach

    Predicted lows in the 20's overnight and early Friday morning. Warming to high 60's to low 70's for race on Sunday. Not the warm weather the northerner's would hope for, but a whole lot better than...
  95. Thread: model ?

    by SIMassey
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    Re: model ?

    According to tractordata.com, the serial number fits either a 135, 150, or a 165. That's the only ones I looked up. Need more info. Pictures worth a thousand words. Serial numbers for industrial...
  96. 3-Point Hitch Re: Does hydraulic filter change require lift cover removal?

    Glad to be a service
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    Re: Cutting Grade - CUT, BB and FEL Do the Job?

    Prepared a pad for a 20 by 50 addition to my pole building two years ago with a Massey 135, 2 wd. with diff. lock and a KK 6 foot box blade.

    I did the opposite. Far back corner away from building...
  98. Re: Pole construction census: 6"x6" PT post, VS: 3x 2"x6" PT glued/or not glued lamin

    On mine, pt was only used for bottom sections that were to be buried. My understanding is, that is a special grade of pt to be used for direct contact with soil. I never knew this until a couple...
  99. Re: Pole construction census: 6"x6" PT post, VS: 3x 2"x6" PT glued/or not glued lamin

    Wick uses 3 2x6s . Truss is sandwiched between outside layers then bolted. Center board was left short and did not extend to top of post, when truss elevation was established, center board was cut...
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    Re: I'm so lucky.......

    Check to see if you have a damaged ring gear. Sounds like that may be a possibility, since you have had problems with a newly rebuilt starter.
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