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    Re: Tree felling directional question

    This is a valid concern Ladia. It can make a difference with a tree with the crown intact. Depending on the size tree, a 15-20 mph wind can be enough to exert out ward force. Not so much for a topped...
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    Re: Tree felling directional question

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    So the way it sounds leave more meat on the side I want it to favor . (on the backcut) thats what I had worked out in my mind.
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    All you have to remember is that...
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    Re: Tree felling directional question

    Unless the anchor point gives of course. I'll never forget the job we once went to where we found the stem had fallen right through a second story window. I mean the tip was inside the room. We had...
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    Re: Tree felling directional question

    That depends on the tree LD. If a tree is that close to a house, I'd call a professional tree service if I were him. The trouble with a 90 degree pull is it may work with smaller trees. Bigger ones...
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    Re: Tree felling directional question

    Usually, a directional back cut is good for about a 5-10' deviation from the fall notch for the size tree that you have indicated. What provides the differential is the crown growth tendencies and...
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    Re: Anyone here dealing with depression

    It's not always the events that trigger depression. It's the heightened perception of the event caused by the depression. Usually, depression is caused by a chemical imbalance of some sort that a...
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    Re: Bent front end loader brush rake.

    Well I don't know what yours are made of but after you attempt to straighten them out once more, you would then need to weld a half round across the bottom front to tie in all the rest of the tines....
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    Re: Hydraulics jerky on Deere 4610

    They must have packaged this oil when it was going for $140 a barrel.
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    Re: Hydraulics jerky on Deere 4610

    Two years ago it cost me $85 per 5 gallon container at the JD dealership.
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    Re: Dozer Blade for in the Woods

    I always marvel at the patience shown by some of our better mechanics out there. I'm a bit adept mechanical wise but mostly worked with others. My biggest problem is "patience". I don't suffer fools...
  11. Re: My wife painted my tractor with a BRUSH now what

    Ha! I'm guessing that's a 4-6K paint job if sanding was involved. It came out super.
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    Re: Dozer Blade for in the Woods

    I'm envious Gordon. Only dozer I've used in the wood was an older design D-6. My boss rented it for a month to see how it would help with his logging business. I only skidded logs with it and because...
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    Re: Thoughts on splitting a brand new tractor?

    When people offer up stuff on this forum, most of the time (and hopefully) it is based on experience. Rotten experiences with either a dealer or mechanical issue tend to build "paranoia" in some and...
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    Re: Rusted nut wont budge - 48" rotary mower blade

    Someone else take a close look at the nut and see if you can tell of perhaps a weld bead on the left side of it?
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    Re: Rusted nut wont budge - 48" rotary mower blade

    The most I've ever treated a stuck nut with PB Blaster was 3 days. You've been at this for a year. Makes me think that something else is up and no amount of penetrant may help. The fact that you put...
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    Traction Re: Replace turf tires with AG or use chains?

    Haven't tried it but my thinking is that chained turfs will have superior traction in any circumstance over unchained R4's. I would not doubt that turf tires take the most advantage of chains as...
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    Re: Cost of chimney pipe...holy s***!!!

    It's made out of rock minerals. They draw fibers out of the molten rock, Also called mineral wool or stone wool but Rockwool is actually a trade name sort of like everyone calling hot sauce "Tabasco...
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    Price Check Re: Price Check on new 1526

    I do not think it is a larger tractor. It has more hp but that's about it. It certainly will not put more power to the ground. The 1526 weighs about 400 lbs more. It also has better lift capacity and...
  19. Re: Opinions on Kioti's long term stability/viability in the US market?

    I bought my Mahindra in July of 2014. It had been sitting on the lot since the end of 2012 and this from one of the busiest Mahindra dealers in the region. This tractor did not sell quickly because...
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    Re: Tire ballast choice?

    Ok that's what I figured you were saying when I re-read it. What threw me at first is when you said loaded tires put weight on just the axle which of course they do not.
    This is probably why they...
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    Re: 2538 50-hour service is how much??

    My dealership quoted me $675 for the 50 hr. I did it myself and it came to about $225 in materials and parts and this with all Mahindra branded stuff. My dealership also gets $90 per hr. labor and...
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    Re: Tire ballast choice?

    I'm not sure I'm understanding this Jerry. Whether your using wheel weights or fluid, both types of traction devices are considered "unsprung" and as a result no weight is being put on the axle as...
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    Re: Mahindra rotary cutter

    Does this look familiar? I think either would serve you. Don't know if the Mahindra branded one is more expensive or to what different specs they may be built to. To me, having a clean, unobstructed...
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    Re: Quick hitch question

    This is spot on. Some companies provide this with the quick hitch and they call it an "adapter". Here is a pic of it holding up a rear scraper blade. Don't forget to get some bushing sleeves for the...
  25. Re: Are you checking your FEL and BH mounting hardware?

    Did Mahindra stop using the "warning decals"? I have them plastered on several spots on my 3016 about this. They also mention about tightening engine bolts as well.
  26. Thread: Design opinions

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    Re: Design opinions

    I do. I do not like the lattice idea as visually speaking, it would seem busy and distracting to me. The porch railing and post structure is very beautiful to me. I would want to kind of showcase...
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    Re: 4010 steering cylinder stripped!

    I had this happen on a JD I had. I simply retapped both the female and male portions. Put some LocTite on it along with a "jam nut" . Held together well.
  28. Thread: Design opinions

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    Re: Design opinions

    I'll throw in here. I would not put a stone veneer on your foundation. The reason being that it will be too busy looking with your vertical siding. Your siding makes a strong visual statement. If I...
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    Re: FEL for snow removal

    I've done my drive and landing (about 200' worth) and all gravel with a fel and rear scraper blade. I added sides to the bucket and cut the time dramatically. Long drives would be better served with...
  30. Tractor Sizing Re: Have a half mile of gravel road to repair and maintain

    No fight. Just differences of opinion from one's own experiences. I enjoy sitting on a tractor. Not 5030's cup of tea. If I had to till 200 acres on a regular basis, I'd probably think like him.
  31. Tractor Sizing Re: Have a half mile of gravel road to repair and maintain

    Read the post above yours. My example was an average. If you don't believe it or not of the patience that's one thing but to refute the efficacy of a smaller tractor for this type of work is...
  32. Tractor Sizing Re: Have a half mile of gravel road to repair and maintain

    Not true at all. As I stated, with correct sizing of implements, one can do serious work with a smaller tractor. I was hired to fix many a gravel drive with a 4' box scraper, scraper blade and Ibeam...
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    Re: Removing Stickers

    Pilgrim you can make your own "rubber" eraser by simply pouring out a glob of rubber cement on wax paper and let it dry and peel it off. They sell these at art stores as well but they are getting...
  34. Tractor Sizing Re: Have a half mile of gravel road to repair and maintain

    Greetings and welcome to TBN. Well, lets start at the beginning. HP has more to do with how quickly you want to do work. In other words, a tractor of lower hp will pull a 4' box scraper however a...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    This is where me being a dumb *** wood chuck comes in handy as I don't read into anything...I just like seeing the pictures.
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    Re: How do I smooth out a field.

    I'd hire this out. You can do a bit of it at a time for cost considerations. Several years ago a neighbor bought some land a few miles away as he wanted a hay field. It was only about 15 acres but...
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    Re: smaller new tractor or larger used one?

    I wouldn't be all hopped up on "0%" financing at all. My tractor ended up being a bit cheaper in the long run with a loan from my CU than the 0% the manufacturer was offering. Why? Because the...
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    Re: Skidded attachment

    Hi Carl and welcome. If you have "slopes" to bring stems down, then I would whole heartedly recommend a winch. The beauty of such is that you can control the rate of traverse of the log without the...
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    Re: Open station 2555

    I know also of hazard light switch failure on the 15 and 16 series when it's gotten wet even from just washing the tractor.
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    Re: Busted cruise control?

    I think it's the handle off of Barbies motorcycle.
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    Re: Busted cruise control?

    I find getting older is a matter of elimination. The more problems you can spot and eliminate, the smoother life goes. Like you, I was concerned about ripping something off the bottom of the tractor...
  42. Thread: Trailering logs

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    Re: Trailering logs

    Another decent idea. Hey, it's why I asked. Causes all kinds of brain machinations. These are all worthy ideas worth trying.
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    Re: Trailering logs

    This would be a concern. I would have to think of something to mitigate this for a sideways unload.
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    Re: Trailering logs

    This isn't a bad idea either Rob. Thank you. This trailer has 10" deep sides and then 4" hooks welded to it's top rail. It might be better to lay a couple three shorter stems of sufficient diameter...
  45. Thread: Trailering logs

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    Re: Trailering logs

    All off at once did not cross my mind so thanks for that Chris. I am pretty much aware of the weight thing but it was well to mention it anyway . 7000 lbs can be gotten to right quick with just a few...
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    Re: Trailering logs

    Thanks Bruce. Actually I thought of this as well but for one thing. This trailer has it's loading ramps positioned vertically hinging off a round tube.. They need to be put down to unload as the...
  47. Thread: Trailering logs

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    Trailering logs

    I just bought a used 16' 10T gvw flat bed trailer to haul the tractor. Unfortunately, it is one of those that has the fenders above the bed. I can easy load 10'-14' tree stems on the trailer with the...
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    Tires Re: Calcium Loaded Tires

    You're exactly right about the tubes. That is why mine rotted through. Because I used that tractor for logging in rock infested , ground obstructed forests, I dinged many a rim. It was the tube...
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    Re: MAX 22 4 years in

    What is the odd noise? I sometimes have a "clicking" type noise that I get with stuff in the bucket. Can't tell where it's coming from.. It's intermittent so tough to pinpoint.
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    Tires Re: Calcium Loaded Tires

    I wouldn't go to special pains to remove it. As stated, it's the leaks that rot the rim and most cc finds it's way out of the stem area. Mine took 28 years to rot the rim and only in a couple spots....
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    Re: Chainsaw versus max. bar length?

    What we did was to cut off the root ball first. Then skid the tree at a pivot. This maneuver tended to lessen the availability of "sprung" branches and to have the tree supported by the ground for...
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    Re: 3540 Mahindra brush guard

    I thick Mahindra means "bulldog" in Hindu. :)
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    Tire Selection Re: Tire size change on AWD

    Most manufacturers seem to offer a 2% change as being still ok. This is designated to tire height as roll out ratios still configure to a safe point with only 2%. If your current tires in back are...
  54. Thread: Never believe it

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    Re: Never believe it

    Perhaps he meant "machine" hours. From when I got there to this morning, it's put on "4 hrs". I wish my body would coincide.
  55. Thread: Never believe it

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    Re: Never believe it

    You're not kidding. This used to irk the owner of the logging company I worked for to no end. He believed that people were trying to get a lower price over the phone when they stated they had a "few...
  56. Thread: Never believe it

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    Never believe it

    "Hey, can you take a few trees down" Can't tell you how many times I've heard that phrase during my former career. "A few" can mean anything from 3 to 300 trees depending on who one is talking to.
    ...
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    Re: Tracking down coolant leak

    Glad it was a simple fix and not something like a head gasket. Also, thanks for the return input as the eventual answer to a posted problem helps many more people
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    Re: Tracking down coolant leak

    As Eric states, coolant overflow tanks are not made to be "topped off" There is a demarcation line of "cold" and "hot" as water is drawn from this tank as the engine cools down. Barring this, first...
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    Buying Advice Re: A tractor for 35 wooded acres

    Exactly. It just doesn't pay to beat up a new machine doing construction work. Nothing beats up any equipment more than woods and rocks. Grapples are very nice but you are communicating with someone...
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    Buying Advice Re: A tractor for 35 wooded acres

    I don't think a tractor in this size range is the appropriate tool to start clearing house lots of stumps or constructing 300' drives. The reason I say this is because of what I have seen on how this...
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    Buying Advice Re: Which Kubota is right for me?

    Whatever you get, ask for the turf tires. They are better in snow and mitigate much of the lawn destruction associated with lugged tires. If you ever need more traction, simple ladder chains on turfs...
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    Re: Grappling fun - A Picture Thread....

    The excavator looks in great shape Woodchuck. I've seen them go for $30K with 7000 hrs. I also saw one for 25K with 3700 hrs. Perfect size machine for around the homestead.
  63. Re: 37 Hours Until I Have Own My First Ever Tractor, Thank You TBN!

    Only if air gets in someplace to start the oxidation process. You can also use tubes if you wanted. I had cal/chl in mine for 28 years and it did rot the rim in one spot near the valve stem. A weld...
  64. Re: 37 Hours Until I Have Own My First Ever Tractor, Thank You TBN!

    Good luck WW. Don't forget: home is where the tractor is. The house is secondary in my head.
  65. Thread: Husky 545

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    Re: Husky 545

    Well I guess it's more at 4 0'clock (or maybe 4:30?). This has been a pain on several Husky saws. The irony is that some leak and some don't but this trick usually straightens out the problem. All...
  66. Re: 37 Hours Until I Have Own My First Ever Tractor, Thank You TBN!

    Thanks for that Pilgrim. I thought that entire line was based on the larger 28-33 series. I'm glad they've kept the 30 series tractor in some fashion but wondering why they felt compelled to move the...
  67. Re: 37 Hours Until I Have Own My First Ever Tractor, Thank You TBN!

    Boy I understand your plight WW. I only wish I had more pictures to look at on how people were using their machine when buying mine. I always worried if I were buying enough tractor or too much. If I...
  68. Re: 37 Hours Until I Have Own My First Ever Tractor, Thank You TBN!

    Not selling the Max short. If I did not have to skid tree stems, I think the Max as outfitted is a more handier tractor to have for the homeowner and I'd be no exception. You can do just about...
  69. Thread: Chains Off?

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    Re: Chains Off?

    I live in the North East and my chains never come off. The only time I do is if I have a job at my daughters house as they do not like me to mark up their asphalt drive. As I have only gravel and...
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    Re: Good Bench Vise Recommendations

    What is not being told here is why you think (or guessing) you need an 8" model. If it's to acquire jaw opening to that extent, there are smaller vices with that kind of throat. I have a 6" and it...
  71. Re: 37 Hours Until I Have Own My First Ever Tractor, Thank You TBN!

    Not to convolute the matter but I am a little puzzled as to why you were not considering the in-between tractor (Mahindra 1526). To me, maintaining trails might also include cutting into a hill to...
  72. Thread: New plough

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    Re: New plough

    You weren't renting her the 4 bottom when she wanted to use it right?
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    Comparison Re: Kubota L3301 vs Mahindra 1533/2538

    Im not understanding your take as if I'm accusing you of something that I have to "sue' you for? As a "complete novice", i would think you would appreciate getting a truer scope of your comparisons...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota L3301 vs Mahindra 1533/2538

    Not sure what you are using to compare but I would hardly call the 1533 comparable to the B series Kubota. The Mahindra weighs in almost 500 lbs heavier, has an over 50 cu.in larger 4 cyl. engine,...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota L3301 vs Mahindra 1533/2538

    I have the Mahindra but through default. Yes, I thought there are better built machines but none of these suited me. 1. Kubota has their fel control in the way for a both side exit/entry tractor....
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    Tire Selection Re: Changing to R1 or R4

    I think I know what you're saying. You're willing to purchase rims to get the widest R1 tire as possible. Usually however with width comes height. I would look to a 16" or 20" rim to fit a radial...
  77. Thread: New 1526 HST

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    Re: New 1526 HST

    I thought I had the same problem on my 3016. Turned out that the oil dipstick was not pushed in all the way. Because the oil was new, it looked just like hydraulic oil as it cascaded onto the...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Quick hitch

    Two years ago I paid $219 for a cat.1 Speeco QH. A Speeco has decals that state such on the QH itself. As to whether or not they are any better than anything else (they certainly seem the most...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Rusty this wood is prized as "sculpting wood" especially for schools. If you look up "Dick Blick" (an art supply house") you'd be shocked at what a 12"x4" block of the stuff is going for.
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    Re: husq 55 rancher start problem

    Take off the muffler. Any piston scoring will be easily seen. (while it's apart, clean up the spark screen inside the muffler. Be sure to give muffler bolts a good shot of nut release formula such as...
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    Re: Best motorcycle forum?

    This is true about longevity. I have a buddy with a Yamaha V-Star 1100 who has 135,000 miles on this shaft drive bike. Has been cross country over a dozen times with it and no, he isn't married. Went...
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    Re: Disappointed in Massey Ferguson

    It is common here for people to utilize ridicule to seemingly bolster their position. I understand why: it's the proverbial "slap in the face" to WAKE UP! or the cold water thrown from a bucket....
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    Re: Where does it stop?

    This post brings out the point of "variables" that I was speaking to earlier. Perhaps its wisest part has to do with how the "majority" of us use their tractors. What goads me into the debate is the...
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    Re: Where does it stop?

    So you do not think a gear would go over a slight incline in it's highest gear? What you are forgetting is that the geared tractor that will not go up that incline at idle most certainly will do so...
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    Re: Where does it stop?

    Not as easy how your current thinking is firing. They could have meant "going over a hill" The Mahindra hydro I tried would not go over a slight incline in high at high rpms while the gear went over...
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    Re: Where does it stop?

    You're moving your foot to change direction. A synchronized shuttle does the same thing but you're moving your arm. What you stated earlier makes all the difference. It depends on the tractor for an...
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    Re: Where does it stop?

    Ok, straying from the hydro vs. gear discussions, I'll go by what you are saying and will stay with your preference. To me, a smaller tractor that will be used occasionally for heavier work but most...
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    Re: Industrial or Ag tyres

    Is there anything on the dealers lot that you can simply "swap" the R4's for the ags? It should cost you nothing to do so. The reality is that tire for tire, R4's are more expensive than ags by quite...
  89. Thread: Husky 545

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    Re: Husky 545

    S 219 advice can be valid. Try it first and if not, you can use the next step. I am not familiar with the new Huskys but have used the old ones extensively. If the oiler configuration is the same on...
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    Re: JD 650 won't start

    I wouldn't mess with the tank. The most I would do is to get one of those oil drain pumps, put some kero in there and suck it all back out otherwise I'd just leave it alone. From what you are saying,...
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    Re: JD 650 won't start

    1. It is significant
    2. Yes

    As JerryMT suggests: eliminate all possible line blockages first. Pumps are not cheap.
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    Re: need a new corded drill

    I'm very happy with my Hitachi corded drills. I have two . the 1/2" Hitachi should fit your needs as you can also find it with hammer for about 2/3rds the price of Dewalt. I have used the crap out of...
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    Re: Tractor dirt/snow blade - homemade

    I'm just seeing this. Apparently you have skills beyond the normal tractor human. I am curious as to how you rolled the mold board for the plow or did you purchase this part pre made?
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    Re: JD 650 won't start

    Barring something cantankerous such as a missing cotter pin that helps activate throttle rods, the injector pump on these things let go all of a sudden. If you haven't got inner fuel line fouling...
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    Re: Using Sick Leave before company is sold?

    What everyone else is doing has absolutely nothing to do with you. Above all else Ultra...stay true to yourself. Worth is not always measured in money as hard as that may seem for some..
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    Re: How much does that log weigh?

    As a former logger for 3 decades, everything LD is stating is exactly correct. We learned to estimate log weight for trucking by the stem pile size as our trucks were subject to weight legality...
  97. Re: Longevity Welding - MIG TIG Stick Multi Process Welders and Plasma Cutters

    May explain why I received almost no help when my Longevity stick welder went south this past summer.
  98. Buying Advice Re: New 2015 Model Agrison 80HP Very good tractor and great Experience

    Looks as if the company may have been hit hard with skepticism and thus reduced trade. This could be a Chinese shill hoping to increase buyer awareness and thus hoping to kick start sales. I know of...
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    Re: My home made firewood processor

    We had a 6way and an 8 way on the processor at work. I hated those wedges. They might work for some especially on those fancy european models but I found them more cantankerous than anything else....
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    Re: My home made firewood processor

    You need only go to a larger cylinder with multiway wedges if you have a constant diet of hard woods or fat round softwoods. A 4" cylinder with a 2" ram should be sufficient for pine and aspen. As...
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