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    Re: Dang tree rats! I have been damaged!

    I would second the air rifle....much better for shooting up in the air unless you have LOTS of space around you.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjBRtJHh3oI
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    Re: 855 60" deck

    I don't know about your machine but I have a 650, also a JD/Yanmar machine. Deck parts seems to be hard for JD to look up for some reason, have the serial number of the deck handy...that will help. ...
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    Re: Drive Over MMM?

    I love my BX.....really LOVE the little thing, it is just fantastic at everything I ask it to do, fits my needs like a custom made glove....BUT if I had one thing to do over it would be NOT to buy...
  4. Re: john deere 160 mowing deck won't engage.

    Or fuse...but fuses blow for a reason.
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    Re: What tractor do I need?

    One thing to remember is (and this goes very true for your main application) is more is not better. More means more weight, and if you want that yard to still look like a yard a bigger and heavy...
  6. Re: What is the capability of a John Deere 850?

    I have a 650, your tractors little brother. Hills are nothing to take lightly. Back when these machines sold new roll bars and seat belts....eh who needed them.....at least mine did not come with...
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    Re: Ford 8N finish mower size

    This is the style I was looking at. Also thinking about other mowers as well....Fail mower perhaps?

    Heck with all this rain even the grass in front of the house is almost knee high....if I let...
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    Re: Ford 8N finish mower size

    Thanks for all the input guys.
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    Ford 8N finish mower size

    Figured I would ask here as it is likely to get more traction then in the vintage section......

    What size finish mower would a HEALTHY (as in just rebuilt) 8N be able to handle?

    Thanks guys.
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    Re: Planting trees

    I agree with most of what is said here, but with the ground being as hard as you say I would suggest that you do dig the hole a bit deep, then refill and pack it down with your body weight. This...
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    Loader Re: Any BX owners with a Grapple? Thoughts?

    I was reading this and trying to remember on mine. I am 99% sure that everything will work at the same time.....However I don't think I have ever "bitten" into anything and tried to curl or pick it...
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    Buying Advice Re: Cabela's selling Compact Tractors

    They did do that as well....cadaver bone replaces the destroyed disc....but they have to hold you together.
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    Re: 1025R vs 2025/32R

    My two bits.....

    You really did not say what you want to use it for. About a year ago I was shopping as well....IIRC (and I could be wrong here) the 2025 the backhoe was not a really easy on and...
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    Buying Advice Re: Cabela's selling Compact Tractors

    Back on my feet....still going a little slow. I am off all my restrictions, but the neurosurgeon told me not to go crazy....like swing a hammer or anything.....well what does that mean? I have been...
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    Buying Advice Re: Cabela's selling Compact Tractors

    So really they are banking on their customers being idiots?

    Cabelas is not the same as it once was....it is now Walmart, nothing more and has the same goals. I worked there before and after they...
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    Re: 1025R vs GC1720 vs BX25 vs emax 22

    My two bits are....all of the "major players" make a good machine. Dealers however can and do vary greatly. I would say figure the features you want/like then shop those features....then after you...
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    Re: Kubota choice

    Anything made by man can and will fail.
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    Re: Skid Steer - Tracks or Wheels?

    My results as well, but the tracked machine was larger....perhaps that had something to do with it.....all I know is that it really tore stuff up....you could even see the damage on Google Earth...
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    Re: Skid Steer - Tracks or Wheels?

    I never explain myself real well....I am saying it is harder on your yard....the smallest direction change has much more surface area to slide on....like the above poster said if the area you are...
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    Re: Kubota choice

    I can understand that....years ago I worked with some guys that would bring over about 25 vintage Land Rovers per year from Europe/England....costs got a bit insane so we stopped doing that. I just...
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    Re: Skid Steer - Tracks or Wheels?

    Only thing I will say is if you think wheels are hard on the ground, try tracks.....and you don't have to be "working" the area just getting the machine from where you store it to where you want to...
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    Re: Kubota choice

    I would suggest you stick with what is available in your country....a machine sold in France. Many countries are getting....err....stupid on emission standards and you might have issues down the...
  23. Re: Tapping/buzzing sound at first start up!

    Hard to tell from the video, but sounds like it could be a bearing in your alt, or perhaps a water pump. Take off the belt and give both a spin....see if you hear anything.
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    Re: Thoughts on mounting a 2500b winch on BX?

    I have that very winch, but it is mounted to my JD650.

    I agree with what others have said....depends on what you want it for. It will not pull your tractor out of a mud hole, but it will pull...
  25. Re: BX tiller attachment - The good, the bad, the ugly

    I think you might be wrong in one area....I don't think spring will ever get here
  26. Buying Advice Re: New BX vs What is the New Competition worth a look ?

    There is so much more to look at then price.

    PP talked on some, aftermarket support, as well as dealer support. There is also no doubt that any of the Major players make good machines. Here...
  27. Re: Land Pride grapple owners, check your welds!

    I have used the fool out of mine....after I get on my feet I will check mine also. I also got mine right after they first came out....in fact it was one reason I went with the BX.
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    Loader Re: Any BX owners with a Grapple? Thoughts?

    I have the same one as john has....LOVE IT. But it does seem that there is something missing. To get it going on the BX plumbing changes have to be made to the system....electrical connections...
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    Re: New BX25d Tire Inflation Pressure

    If you are just mowing with it I found by letting some pressure out of the tires sure did help the ride.....just remember to air them back up before you put the loader and backhoe back on.
  30. Re: Finally got a BX! Some pics some questions.

    I would also look at the Ratchet Rake.

    I have both, and both are VERY different tools. I would also hate to be without them.

    The piranha will turn it into a digging machine. The Ratchet Rake...
  31. Re: Any grease fittings on tractor itself? Not FEL and BH BX25

    I think I am not a very good tractor owner. I do grease the tractor at its suggested times, but this is also the only time I tend to check its other fluids. Make sure all its other fluids are where...
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    Re: Will a BX Plow Snow

    I thought about getting the snow blower for the BX, but I have one for my Craftsman garden tractor that works great....so it was hard to justify it. I figure I have the blower on the lawn tractor...
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    Re: I have to move her outside... :(

    Different era I guess on that one....I don't think I would try to kill my kid so I could win.

    So OP where did you go....did we scare you away?

    But in reality a car is much better equipped to be...
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    Re: I have to move her outside... :(

    Very true, same goes with just about anything, My father in law just learned this when shopping for a used JD lawn tractor. No way in the world is the same machine in the same shape with the same...
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    Buying Advice Re: New or Used

    I think this is what you are going to find. By the time the price really drops the shape of the machine really drops as well. However money is money and if you don't have it you just don't have it....
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    Backhoe Re: BX 25 backhoe?

    I don't think it would be hard to set that up, but I really do not see why bother. After the new machine gets here would you ever really use it. On the other hand it would make it a much more easy...
  37. Re: newer bx not stopping when reverse pedal released

    This....it is something that is usually not done with the same regularity as the other grease fittings on the machine. You have to take up most of the mat to get to it....it is a bit of a pain, then...
  38. Re: BX hyd pressure - can't get below 2,000psi

    IIRC the temp of the fluid makes a difference. I also bought the shim kit as mine from the get go was at the bottom of the spec. I still have not changed it out. I am thinking that will be a nice...
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    Re: I have to move her outside... :(

    True, mine was a rolling wreck....but this is a very different time, where kids want for very little (not saying this applies to the OP, just an old fart ranting) I admit I do spoil my son (17) but I...
  40. Re: Alaska pics--can we keep politics out of this?

    This thread will be also closed in short order. Too many idiots around that think people are killing the planet and evil corporations are behind it all.

    Those same people never seem to remember...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    The info I wanted to know....thanks.
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    Re: I have to move her outside... :(

    Or end up like my neighbor....she moved out....then moved back in, but brought another mouth to feed in the form of a new born. I really hope I raised my son better then to screw up his life then to...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    I started doing the cleaning, I got most of the mud and such off of her (I still need a name, perhaps starting a thread NAME THAT TRACTOR) Is in order.

    Surgery is for Jan 7. So not too far...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    I started doing the cleaning, I got most of the mud and such off of her (I still need a name, perhaps starting a thread NAME THAT TRACTOR) Is in order.

    Surgery is for Jan 7. So not too far...
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    Re: I have to move her outside... :(

    You will be shocked how fast the outdoors will age your machine.

    Put the car outside, sounds like you take care of your tractor....keep doing that, if your teen is like 3/4 of them out there the...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    I had some knocking and after much searching I found it was the backhoe banging on the pins as I was driving on bumpy areas.

    This weekend I hope to get her all cleaned up, she worked hard and...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    sorry double posting everything...gotta love Microsoft.
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    Now that could go two ways....super cool or look real stupid. Me being never afraid of looking stupid as that is my natural state I might just give that a go.

    Any ideas on the foot peg? ...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    Now that could go two ways....super cool or look real stupid. Me being never afraid of looking stupid as that is my natural state I might just give that a go.

    Any ideas on the foot peg? ...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    Before we get to the BX let me say I really hate Dr's. A screwup in the paper work has made them have to re submit all my paperwork to the insurance company. Good greif Charlie Brown. Oh...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    Before we get to the BX let me say I really hate Dr's. A screwup in the paper work has made them have to re submit all my paperwork to the insurance company. Good greif Charlie Brown. Oh...
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    Re: BX 200hr club?

    I need to check that out on mine. Looks like it is the back hoe area....did you use the backhoe a-lot?
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    Re: Portable Generators

    It is very true what others have said, and in some places it is against the law to do that. All that said however if you do flip the mains there is no danger to anything outside the house. Before...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    Eh the loader is just a wheelbarrow :D
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    So far the best idea to come down the pike is a tattoo.....I am not a tattoo type person however. If you are not opposed to that idea it might be a good fit.

    Thanks for all the well wishes.
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    I don't wear jewelry.....not even my wedding ring, and I have been married 29 years Nov 8. (right around the corner)

    What do you guys think of this...too "feminine"

    And Jewelry and machines...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    Little update....more on me then the machine.

    I am still going to be here for quite a while....well as long as you guys will have me, but my updates are going to be a little less and less. Going...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    Little update....more on me then the machine.

    I am still going to be here for quite a while....well as long as you guys will have me, but my updates are going to be a little less and less. Going...
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    Re: BX25 for Creating Large Pond

    I don't know about you, but my money tree is not quite as big as it was.....I think it is that new Obama shi.....fertilizer I keep subjecting it to.


    I love that movie.....the man with no eyes.
    ...
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    Re: BX25 for Creating Large Pond

    Working in slop and getting stuck....that does not happen :)

    Don't forget half of this stuff is to be fun, too much real issues in life......just start digging and see what happens...what is the...
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    Re: BX25 for Creating Large Pond

    Just start digging....that is part of the fun of having a machine like this. Short of having someone from the state come out and do a real check you are not going to know for sure....and even after...
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    Re: Bx auto connect deck

    I don't care....make it work, I bet you will sell more to existing owners then to new owners.
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    Re: BX25 for Creating Large Pond

    Don't forget while taking pain pills....if you are going to do it....do it right baby.

    Actually what really happened is I was scooping outside the ditch, the front wheels went in a little further...
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    Re: BX25 for Creating Large Pond

    One moment looking away while grabbing another beer an boom....could happen to anyone.

    I needed something to wash down the oxy and hydro.....but you should be shocked....some are surprised by the...
  65. Re: I Don't Wash And Wax My Tractor Very Often

    IMHO these are not cheap machines....my little BX cost more then my last NEW car. I know it is a tractor and it is going to get dirty, but I am also going to take care of it. I will wax it, I will...
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    Re: BX25 for Creating Large Pond

    It will do the job, and it will do the job just fine, you just have to know that *(it happens, and it does not matter one bit if you have a "small" tractor or a large tractor. The only difference is...
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    Re: BX22 Left To Me........

    I am mixed...I want to say that is great news, but you know.....this is what your friend would have wanted.
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    Re: BX25 for Creating Large Pond

    I was going to post the entire story in the day in the life thread, but just had not gotten around to it yet.
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    Re: BX25 for Creating Large Pond

    That is what neighbors are for, Big Mahandra.

    I was pretty worried about it, at one point it had sunk into the mud to where the nose was in the mud to the head lights. We had to leave it there...
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    Re: BX25 for Creating Large Pond

    Never give up....no matter how painfull

    395771
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    Comparison Re: Kubota BX25D. Vs Mahindra 22max

    Yes...written by a dealer. You know you are going to get nothing but roses from him.

    And yes if a company is on weak footing and goes under how well do you think getting parts are going to be. I...
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    Re: Locust Trees are Nasty

    I have so many black locust trees it is not even funny. If someone wanted to buy them I would GIVE them away just to not have to deal with the things. Thorns longer then my finger, they will go...
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    Dealer Re: VN Tractors

    One way to be sure is to try to find some people that have bought from this VN place. Not people the dealer sends you to but to real regular Joes. This is one of the great things about CL in that...
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    Re: side by side diesel tractor?

    Looks very cool and well done from the one little photo. I would have to drive to go see that.
  75. Mowing Re: Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later..... and today it was my time

    We had some ground living wasps a few years ago. Living right under some equipment, after removing the equipment, they got very angry and I bailed....they attacked the tractor for hours...till it...
  76. Mowing Re: Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later..... and today it was my time

    And all guns are assault weapons.
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    Re: BX 200hr club?

    IIRC mine is coming up on 140 something hours, and I have till march before it is a year old.....I guess I need to let it sit a little bit. Oh well with some spine surgery on the way it will get...
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    One more video of some digging.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPTvIL0IK4s
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    Re: A day in the life of a Kubota BX25D

    I think at the beginning of this thread I would give all the good, bad and ugly on the little BX-25D. Well this past weekend I found a real big ugly....A real design short coming IMHO. This thing...
  80. Re: Buy a new Branson 5020 C ? / New brand in Sweden

    What are the most common machines in your country?
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    Personally I am pretty shocked this thread made it to 22 pages. But I do guess that some people use their machines in different ways. If you are using a machine around your peach, apple or other...
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    Re: SCUT or CUT advice

    You really did not tell us too much on what you are going to be using it for....or I am too stupit to find it. I got mowing and hauling firewood and rocks across a field, snow blowing, and the JD318...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota BX25D. Vs Mahindra 22max

    A couple thing to toss out there.

    Mitsubishi as a company has been bleeding red ink for years. They are not the strongest of companies, I have not checked up on their status in a few years but...
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    Re: First breakage on BX

    The little fuel filter is IMHO a weak point with this machine. I pre-filter all the fuel going into my tank. I am at about 130-something hours and have not had any problems....I bet that fuel is an...
  85. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    Are you sure, perhaps those comments have been deleted as well.

    I wish there was a way to hide this thread I can't help myself from clicking on it....I give up, as long as it is active I guess I...
  86. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    Good summery.

    I think we all know that others that are looking to buy a machine are going to read threads like this. Personally I don't care what anyone thinks about the machine I bought. But I...
  87. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    Yes he did....and pointing out the fact that he edited his posts makes it very clear to all.

    At least if I take the time to post up something I have the balls to leave it there, I don't try to...
  88. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    the sound of crickets.
  89. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    Is that a video out of Texas?
  90. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    Yup I agree 100% with this, he was also running a grinder, and a wire wheel stripping rust off of a VW we worked on together. We both had eyes on and gloves as well as a mask. He was so cute, and...
  91. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    Just keep swinging and missing.
  92. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    So you are the reason we have backup cameras in all cars now and lawn mowers that will not mow in reverse. I may be a crazy lunatic but at least I am not ******* stupid.

    You see you can actually...
  93. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    And I get a kick out of people that lead such an empty life that they think about comments on an internet forum all weekend, and don't worry about my mother she was a ****....I never had a mom. At...
  94. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    I love the photo with him on his own machine, you should get a can of orange and get his setup like yours.

    On the day we got ours my wife myself and my son (17) all took turns digging up an old...
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    Re: Ratchet Rake - ever seen/used one?

    Yea...there is really no way around that, I have found that you can use the "front" teeth and the "bottom" teeth or both together and get very different results depending on what you are trying to...
  96. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    Reminds me of a BMW forum I know of.

    So where is the real tractor or backhoe you used to dig that hole.....or did it take you a month to do it. :p
  97. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    Funny how only those that disagree with me feel that way.

    If I would only admit that I was not insulted everything would work out.
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    I have a love hate with the roll bar. After 20 years of using older machines with no bar I have knocked off the garage door twice, and hit the facia once....I am a slow learner. I also hit the dog...
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    Re: BX25 vs Natural Spring

    We also have a spring on our land as well. We know the family we bought from, they sold off their farm in sections after they found out he had Parkinson's....so we knew about the old spring and...
  100. Re: BX - Buyer's Remorse? Loader remorse, anyway.

    Go figure.....I bet the manual is in the trash somewhere.

    Quickly editing his post to change the weight then trying to figure out if he used the manual to start the fire for his burn pile.

    As...
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