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  1. Re: Right Tool for Mowing Bumpy Ground - SCUT, Small CUT or ZTR

    I have a similar situation, but I have 7ac to keep mowed. I just bushhog it 2 or 3 times a year to keep it knocked down. I'll worry about making it pretty and mowing more often once the house it...
  2. Thread: Gas Tractors

    by RKJeepXJ
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    Comparison Some of the old international or massey gasses...

    Some of the old international or massey gasses can be found pretty cheap and parts should not be a problem.
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    Re: XR4046 and Row Cropping

    The simpel answer is row spacing needs to be your outside width divided by 2......so 34.5".
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    Still could have leaned out too much under load...

    Still could have leaned out too much under load even if it was 4 stroking with no load.
  5. The more I look at that ball end version, it...

    The more I look at that ball end version, it doesn't seem like you're really adding much strength in all this. The rectangular stock that bent and broke the first time looks to be the same piece,...
  6. If the exploded parts diagram is accurate it...

    If the exploded parts diagram is accurate it looks like the ball mount pin bolts up completely differently. Might have to custom fab something. Weld a u shaped plate on the current mount and use a...
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    Hooked up my new to me blade for a test run. ...

    Hooked up my new to me blade for a test run. It's an older Land Pride RB3572. Just needs a little paint and it'll be good as new!
  8. Re: Ideas for Hydraulic Line routing......LS R4041 H

    That's pretty much exactly what I did except I looped up and over my top link and then ran down the left side. I also sued 1/2" couplers in the middle connection to get all the flow I could to the...
  9. Thread: Bolt on hooks

    by RKJeepXJ
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    I used bolt on hooks on my LS bucket and just...

    I used bolt on hooks on my LS bucket and just used the backing plates with longer bolts. Was able to torque with little to no tube compression.
  10. Post pics of them when you get them please.

    Post pics of them when you get them please.
  11. Re: Bent stabilizer. Convert to ball bushing stabilizer?

    I vote you be the guinea pig.........because I'm going to probably bend one eventually and I want to know if it works!
  12. Re: What has happened to tractors? Help us choose another workhorse for our tree farm

    The NH TN75 seems to sit similarly to a 3930. I see these used a lot on steep right-of-way mowing with the supersteer option. Looks super stable.
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    I went with a 60" single lid for my R4047. Seems...

    I went with a 60" single lid for my R4047. Seems to be a good matchup.
  14. Thread: XR4046

    by RKJeepXJ
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    Buying Advice Yes, you just need around 13-15 feet of hose and...

    Yes, you just need around 13-15 feet of hose and couplings and you're all set.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Aside from your flail mower breakage, how's that Boomer handle the 917? Good matchup?
  16. Re: Inner Lower adjustable arm linkage Parts availability linkage?

    Well......looks like the XR series stabilizers aren't any stronger than the R series. So much for that upgrade idea when I bend one.
  17. Thread: Tire Ballast

    by RKJeepXJ
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    Re: Tire Ballast

    You're right, mis-typed after reading the original post mentioning anti-freeze. I've got washer fluid in all 4.
  18. Thread: Tire Ballast

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    Re: Tire Ballast

    I've got anti-freeze in all 4.
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    Re: Danuser EP6 post hole digger

    I did the same. Used 2ea 8' and 2ea 5' hoses. used the 8 footers from the rear going forward and the 5 footers up the loader arm, that gave me a place for some disconnects right around the loader...
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    I've tried blue, taste of the wild, etc and they...

    I've tried blue, taste of the wild, etc and they all give my lab loose stool. Went back to cheap mini chunk TSC retriever brand and it clears up and he does pretty well on it.
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    I went with a 18x 26 carport. I've since put...

    I went with a 18x 26 carport. I've since put some sun blocker mesh sides on it to keep the sun off and keeps stuff from blowing in. Works great so far for the money. I've also go back and blocked...
  22. Thread: LS tractors?

    by RKJeepXJ
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    Had my R4047 about a year now and used it for...

    Had my R4047 about a year now and used it for some grading, bushhogging, and loader work and it's been great!
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    Spray it all and kill everything, then go in with...

    Spray it all and kill everything, then go in with the brush blade. That'll stop most of the stuff from resprouting. Now is a great time to do this while the brush and weeds are leafy.
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    I vote 45-60 hp with HST, open station. This...

    I vote 45-60 hp with HST, open station. This seems to be a pretty popular arrangement these days.

    Like a Mahindra 5035, LS XR4046, Kioti DK50, Deere 4720 or Massey 17XX.
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    Re: New to me Boomer 50

    Pics or it didn't happen! :welcome:
  26. This brings up an interesting issue. If you buy...

    This brings up an interesting issue. If you buy a tractor or other equipment, how do you know what grease to use if the manufacture doesn't specifically call it out in the manual? Does it really...
  27. Thread: too big?

    by RKJeepXJ
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    What makes you say the LS built New Hollands are...

    What makes you say the LS built New Hollands are bad?
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    Grapple Re: 60" Markham Med duty Root Grapple

    Here's my NAI 60" light duty grapple. I don't see any way my tractor can hurt it, its a tank! Looks identical to the Markham posted earlier in the thread except for the NAI emblem on it.
  29. Thread: X500?

    by RKJeepXJ
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    Congrats and enjoy! I just rolled 400h on my...

    Congrats and enjoy! I just rolled 400h on my X500 and it's still mows like new. Worth every penny IMO.
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    Cardinal, Carolina, TNT, and Eagle Carports are...

    Cardinal, Carolina, TNT, and Eagle Carports are all made in Mt. Airy NC. Price varies based on your distance from there for the most part. They actually makes parts for each other. For example, my...
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    Re: tractor shelter

    I went with a 18'x26' metal carport. Got it 8' tall and bought the "engineered" version that comes with the extra bracing. I think I'm in for $1300 including the load of gravel to spread under it. ...
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    Re: 3pt Stabilizers

    Thanks for the XR picture. That confrims they did make some changes from the R to XR series. The ball joint on the tractor side being the biggest one. The male part also looks to be shaped...
  33. Thread: New LS Owner

    by RKJeepXJ
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    You have to line up the splines and push it on...

    You have to line up the splines and push it on until the button locks in the groove. Can be really hateful until you get the hang of it. New PTO shaft and a new tractor makes for a tight fit...
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    Re: LS R4047 or R4041 Loader Removal?

    I tried to remove it this weekend. Legs dug into the gravel some, but using the method in the manual and as described on a few youtube videos of other tractors, the curl function didn't have enough...
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    Re: 3pt Stabilizers

    Mine haven't bent yet, but you are not the first. Anyone gotten a chance to take a close look at the stabilizers on the new XR machines? Are they different/improved? Seems to be LS has been pretty...
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    Read a recent thread in the new holland operating...

    Read a recent thread in the new holland operating forum, something about a Boomer 50 being down... Similar synptm description, turned out to be a safety switch or something of that nature.
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    Re: R4041/XR4040 Engine/PTO HP differential

    I think the difference is in the power curves and where each number is measured. Engine HP is taken as max HP produced by the motor up to its max operating RPM. PTO HP is taken at whatever RPM...
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    I recall reading somewhere that Ameriquip made LS...

    I recall reading somewhere that Ameriquip made LS loaders in the US. Could be mixing that up with another brand though.
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    LS R4047 or R4041 Loader Removal?

    Anyone taken the loader off their 4047 or 4041? Any watch outs or gotchas? Like most things in the owners manual, the translation is suspect and not very clear. I'm assuming its done like most...
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    Snow Re: Russian Arctic Tractors

    Anyone else think the Russians build some of the ugliest machinery? Helicopters, trucks, snowmobiles, cars, etc......you can look at it and immediately know its Russian because its ugly. ...
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    Buying Advice Re: An older farm utility tractor or ...??

    I was in a similar situation. I had access to a Massey 135 and 165 but I'm looking at building a house, mowing, brush hogging, etc. To me, those older utility tractors were designed for row crop...
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    Wasn't speaking of the bend in the end of the...

    Wasn't speaking of the bend in the end of the linkage, mine are like that from the factory, no backing up with a blade needed. The bend forces it to buckle in a controlled direction when the link is...
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    Re: Thoughts on Stabalizer Links and 3 Points

    Top picture you posted. See the kink in the inside arm (we'll call it the male side) where it attaches to to the tractor? You need to straighten that out. Pull the pin, straighten that joint and I...
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    Loader Re: 2011 R3039 Hydraulic Connection Problem

    Temperature rise while it sat off the tractor can cause line pressure to built. Try depressing the fittings and letting a small amount of fluid out. Few of the grapple threads talk about this and...
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    Re: ls 4047 grapple

    Its all a trade off. There are many happy owners of both and I haven't seen any threads about people breaking either one with a compact tractor.
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    Re: ls 4047 grapple

    That's what worked for me. I put quick connects in the middle for loader removal as well. I also crossed over and ran the lines down the "drivers side" loader arm because there was more room.
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    Re: ls 4047 grapple

    A 48" to 72" light duty grapple is all you need. A heavy duty grapple will kill your lift capacity and will be overkill. I've got a NAI 60" light duty and it seems to be a good balance for the...
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    Buying Advice Re: 2012 Kioti DK40SE HST or the LS R3039H

    This isn't apples to apples. A DK40 is comparable to an R4041 or it's new teir 4 version.
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    Re: NH Dealer Closed in W. Mich

    I think CNH Corporate is really drving these dealers out of business. I too priced a Boomer 50 at my local, long time, New Holland dealer and the price was so far out in left field from an equal...
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    Re: Plump in Grapple on 5030

    I wouldn't say running lines from the rear is "wrong". Its just another option and I'm satisfied with how it works on mine and it was less expensive. If I made a living with it, and that half...
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    Re: R4041h tire size?

    I've seen lots of dealers list the 41's with oversized or upsized tires. Dealer chosen option?

    There have been a few on tractorhouse with the smaller tires.
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    Re: R4041/R4047 Grill/ Brushguard Mod.

    I think LS fixed this on the R series somewhere along the way. My 2013 R4047H's hood will clear the grill guard without swinging it forward and has no spacers in it.
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    Re: Moving up the list

    I don't buy the activity thing. There's a lot more traffic in the LS, and a couple other forums, than in the TYM section.
  54. Re: Tractor recommendations for 1-acre with significant hill?

    Go with something in the "garden tractor" realm. The JD X500 or X700 series for example. They are designed for ground engaging (ie. tillers, small plows, etc.)

    I have an x500 with ~350h on it...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I've also be looking hard at the Woodmaxx with the hydraulic shifting. The price is almost too good to be true. Can't find review from anyone who has actually used one though.
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    Re: Little info on a new tractor.

    Can we get a closer picture of the 3pt stablizer links? Something looks different about them but hard to tell in that picture. Wondering if they've made a design change given the issues some folks...
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    Re: What trailer for 4047?

    I've also been in this debate with myself. I think I've settled on a car hauler with 18+2 dovetail, slide out ramps and 5k axles. I also have low cars I need to be able to transport as well so it...
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    Re: New 1648 owner

    Not that it really matters, I'd still trailer it. But, I could of swore I read somewhere that the 4041H and 4047H would run around 21 or 22mph in high range. For the life of me I can't find that...
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    Re: Case 45 vs Boomer 40

    If you consider the Boomer 40 is the same as a LS R4041 and a Case/Farmall 40B their are quite a few out there and getting parts from any of those sources would interchange minus the loader and hood...
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    Re: PICTURES ONLY thread

    Couple shots test fitting the new grapple....
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    Re: Help with LS size decision

    I love my 4047. Great maneuverability for its size. Only slightly larger than the 30 series but a lot more machine in my opinion. Totally worth a couple extra thousand bucks.
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    Financing Re: Financing options for personal use

    I did AgriCredit through my dealer.
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    Re: Bleeding lines on new grapple install

    I am the OP of this thread. I'm a mechanical engineer by trade and questioned the ability of a non continuous loop system with long supply lines to affectively self bleed the air back to the...
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    Re: Taking cap off remote hyd. lever?

    Tried that with a set of pliers, didn't seem to budge. Then again it was pretty cold out so some heat would help it expand and maybe slide off a little easier.
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    Re: Taking cap off remote hyd. lever?

    I was betting on glue or epoxy. Just wanted to see if anyone knew for sure. I can always cut it off and use a different one, no big deal. Could always thread it to use a cool cue ball or skull...
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    Taking cap off remote hyd. lever?

    Anyone taken the colored cap off their remote hydraulic lever? I pulled and twisted and it won't budge. I want to try and get it off undamaged so I can reuse it. I hooked my grapple up to my rear...
  67. Re: Anyone Shying Away from the Complexity of New Equipment

    I bought my tractor 6-12 months before I really needed to in order to get a Teir 3 machine. I also purchased HST over the electronically controlled shuttle shift option to aviod the computer and...
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    Bleeding lines on new grapple install

    Everyone says the hydraulic system is self bleeding. I find that hard to believe. If I start out with lines run from my rear remotes to the front for my grapple, the fluid won't travel all the way...
  69. Thread: Tool Box

    by RKJeepXJ
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    Re: Tool Box

    I put that same box in place of my SMV sign. I"ll have to get a pic to share.
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    Re: outside tractor storage canvas tarp?

    I kept a canvas tarp over mine for 6 months until I got a carport built for it. Just got a tarp that made a nice tent over the operators station with the ROPS and extended most of the way out the...
  71. Re: TYM T503/603 HST cab --vs-- Mahindra 5010/6010

    Mahindra, hands down. Like you said, on paper they are fairly equal. I think the decisions comes down to support and reliability. I don't mean local dealer support either like so many here harp...
  72. Re: Future of New Holland Utility and Compact tractor line.

    That was my experience. New Holland dealer, while much closer to my house, was $5K higher for a Boomer 50 with the same options as my LS 4047H. For that kind of money, I gladly went with the dealer...
  73. Buying Advice Re: Kubota or Kioti or Mahindra or LS or McCormick????

    Many times when something like an engine is licensed to be built by another party, many of the parts are identical and sourced from the same place, many times the licensing manufaturer. I'd be...
  74. Thread: LS 4041H

    by RKJeepXJ
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    Re: LS 4041H

    TSO, Where did you buy your hoses and couplings?
  75. Re: Future of New Holland Utility and Compact tractor line.

    Or the company building your tractors comes to your market and sells direct with more features, better warranty, at a better price. (i.e. I bought an LS)
  76. Re: Future of New Holland Utility and Compact tractor line.

    Its amazing what pitting 2 vendors against each other can do for your cost position.
  77. Buying Advice Re: Gettin ready to pull thr trigger on R4041H...

    Exactly why I bought mine when I did, at that point I was told there were 3 Tier 3's left at the warehouse.



    Also the reason I went with the 47 over the 41. Although, i really don't think its...
  78. Buying Advice Re: Gettin ready to pull thr trigger on R4041H...

    I was in the same boat as you. Also looking to bush hog/mow 8-10 acres on some rolling hills and use the tractor to help build a new home in the future (read lots of loader work forward and...
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    Re: Has anyone lengthened their 3pt hitch arms?

    Lengthening the arms will greatly increase the load put on them and you'll likely start breaking other things. Sounds like you need to adjust the length of the PTO shaft and/or look into some...
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    Re: 4WD Dash Light Not Working

    This is probably correct. You can see the silouette in the dash cluster but it has never worked. No biggy, you can tell from the linkage position if its in or out.
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    Buying Advice Re: Anyone have LS experience?

    I've seen a few LS built New Holland Boomers for sale on the used market with 2000h+ on them.
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    4WD Dash Light Not Working

    Anyone elses 4wd light not work? The tractor goes in and out of 4wd with ease and its definitly engaging, the light on the dash just doesn't work. Haven't had time to really trouble shoot it either...
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    Buying Advice Re: Anyone have LS experience?

    I paid 24k (NC sales tax included) for mine about 3 months ago. Dealer didn't have a 4047H on the lot so it was brought in from the assembly plant. Price included all 4 tires filled wth anti-freeze...
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    Buying Advice Re: Anyone have LS experience?

    I have a 4047H as well. Only 14 hours on it but this thing is great so far! Bushhogged for about 8 hours and spent 4 or 5 hours digging stumps, box blading and pushing brush and trees with it to...
  85. Re: New Wicked Grapple....Root Rake Style....Start to Finish!!!

    I'd love to see a comparison video of this style grapple vs. the wicked style grapple showing what each one's strengths and weaknesses are. I do like how the bottom tines on this one extend a little...
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    Re: Considering a LS4047

    I have 10 hours on mine, mostly all bushhogging. Burned right at 1 gallon/hr mowing some thick hay fields. Having loaded tires and the hilliness of your terrain will make a difference in fuel burn...
  87. Re: Hose routing ideas for FEL mounted attachments?

    k0ua, what size hoses are those and where did you get them? That's exactly how I plan to set up my LS for a grapple.
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    Loader Re: Broken Grease Zerk

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/ls-tractors/289976-r4047-loader-zerk-fittings-cant.html

    Here's my similar situation a few weeks ago.
  89. Re: R4047 Loader Zerk fittings? Can't find replacements...

    They do make press in zerks, they are pretty common on older equipment. I got this figured out so I'll post here for future reference for others.

    The loader takes 8mm straight THREADED zerks. ...
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    Re: How "fresh" is a new tractor?

    I bought an LS over the Kubota, but I had the dealer get my tractor from the assembly warehouse since they didn't have a hydro version on the lot. So I ended up with a tractor that was built in late...
  91. R4047 Loader Zerk fittings? Can't find replacements...

    Anyone know what size and where to find a replacement zerk fitting for the pivot pins on the loader of my R4047?

    They have hexagonal flanges like they are screw in but there doesn't seem to be...
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    Re: New R4047h coming

    Just got my 4047H a few weeks ago. I love it, although all I've had a chance to do with it is smooth over a creek bank a dig out a filled in drainage ditch.
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    Re: future of new holland compacts

    LS makes the current Boomer 25, 30, 35, 40 and 50. Rumor has it that CNH is going back to ISM for their compacts in the near future since LS decided to come to the US and start selling the same...
  94. Thread: XR4046HC

    by RKJeepXJ
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    Re: XR4046HC

    My dealer told me a couple weeks ago, as I was purchasing my R4047H, that the CNH contract with LS ends in the next few months and CNH is going back with Shibaura for ALL their compact tractor...
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    Buying Advice Re: Need help with a decision, Long

    I have some hilly terrian like yours and mow around a 800ft creek bank on a weekly basis. I've had my x500 for 5 years now and just rolled 400hrs, its been totally reliable. I run turf tires and...
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    Re: CASE FARMALL 35B

    Also consider the equivalent LS machine since they manufacture the Case compacts. The LS machine that is equal to the 35B is the R3039. That might save you a decent amount of money over the Case. ...
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