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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Probably so. I've just gotten burned before thinking I know better than the guys that came before me. The spacers on my rear roller are a prime example. "WTF do I need this junk for" I say, only...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I thought about just running 90W gear oil but the manual is really specific about using grease. I hate to think I know better than my fellow engineers that wrote the manual....
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    The old manual for my Ford 917 lists Ford M1C137-A grease for the gear box. After I get the last cut of the year finished, I want to clean out the gear box and put all fresh grease in it. Anybody...
  4. Re: Bent stabilizer. Convert to ball bushing stabilizer?

    It's possible I had mine too loose but I thought I had them tight. I know a fella that blacksmiths. Has a power hammer, oil bath, etc etc. Before I buy any parts I'm gonna give him a crack at...
  5. Re: Bent stabilizer. Convert to ball bushing stabilizer?

    Undersized and the fact that it's a piece of flat bar and not a piece of tubing. Flat is not very strong compared to the square tubing on the Mahindra design...
  6. Re: Bent stabilizer. Convert to ball bushing stabilizer?

    See I managed to bend mine just using the flail mower. Not really doing anything I'd consider hard work. It smells of a bad design. Makes me think the ball bushing version is an improved...
  7. Bent stabilizer. Convert to ball bushing stabilizer?

    Like others I managed to bind up the stabilizer on my Boomer 50/R4047 and bend it.

    Digging through the parts list, it appears as if there's 2 different styles of stabilizer. There's a "pin and...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    It was more plates than washers. Looked like somebody took a torch to some 1/8 plate. But no they're long gone unfortunately.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Well, had a friend weld up and reinforce the lift links on my mower. Cut's like a champ now.

    My stupid self thinking I know better than the guys that came before me caused other problems though. ...
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    Re: 4041 fuel capcity

    Yerp, I do the same with my Boomer 50/R4047. 9.5 gallon tank but only 5 gallons to go from fumes to nearly full. It's probably the most inaccurate fuel gauge I've ever seen.
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    Re: How much do you insure your tractor for???

    Just insured mine for loan value. It's scheduled property on my homeowners and tacked on a couple hundred a year.
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    Re: Diesel Fuel Lubricity And Additives

    80oz of DK runs about $20. To me the primary draw for DK is the fact it can be had nearly anywhere. Every parts house, gas station, truck stop, wal-mart, and tractor supply has the stuff on the...
  13. Thread: gun rack

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    Re: gun rack

    One of these might work well. Site even has pictures of one mounted on a tractor...

    Vertical Quick Release Shotgun Rifle Gun Mount Models Golf Carts ATV's Hunting and Sporting
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Mainly due to a lack of time. The two outside links have bends in them. Estimating the time to correctly reproduce the part, I just don't think it's worth it to save $60. Time spent in repairs is...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Works great. Took on weeds taller than a man the first time I used it with no issues. Have yet to choke it down. Around 40 pto HP seems to be a good matchup...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I thini mine has just seen some rough service over the years is all. Even with all the repairs and such I'm still in it for < $1000. Find me a new one for that price not shipped in on a slow boat...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Man, broke the 917 again this past friday. Apparently I'm rough on equipment. Least it failed right at the point I was finishing mowing. Should have a few weeks before it needs it again.

    One...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I rolled through some weeds that were over a mans head with mine and had no issues. I wouldn't want to use it on brush or saplings though.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    After 2.5 hours and much profanity the mower is back in action. Fooling with bearings when I have no idea as to the location of my bearing puller is a excercise in frustration. Made worse by the...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    After 2.5 hours and much profanity the mower is back in action. Fooling with bearings when I have no idea as to the location of my bearing puller is a excercise in frustration. Made worse by the...
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    Re: New Holland Boomer

    What I've seen of my '12 model Boomer 50 thus far, there's no issue with the electrical system that couldn't be tracked down with a multi-meter and a little time....
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    Re: RFI from Cree LED bulbs?

    I do too but trying to get the wife to go along is a lost cause. My boy isn't old enough for light switches but I expect he'll be the same. I play a game to see how many lights I have to turn off...
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    Re: RFI from Cree LED bulbs?

    We just finished building a house and I wanted to go all LED, till I started counting light bulbs and realized it was gonna be like $1k even using cheapies. You never realize how many bulbs are in a...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Turns out the rh housing has been supplanted by the bushhog part too. its nearly triple the price at $140. I decided that for that price the old housing was fine until proven otherwise.
  25. Re: If it weren't for TBN, which implements would you NOT have bought?

    Flail mower and all purpose plow.
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    Re: Where does your tractor sleep?

    Mine is sleeping in Bay 2 of the garage at the moment. Figure my car sits outside at work all day so what's the difference if it's sits outside at night. That and the tractor is a lot less...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    The part number NH gives you is 7501260 which corresponds to Tisco part # 47192.

    Backtracking both of those they're listed as replacing 207KRR which is a Fafnir part # which can be cross...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Well I broke it last night. The worn bearing housing gave up the ghost while I was cutting. Looks like the worn through area resulted in a stress concentration that fatigued. Decided to just go...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Well I broke it last night. The worn bearing housing gave up the ghost while I was cutting. Looks like the worn through area resulted in a stress concentration that fatigued. Decided to just go...
  30. Mowing Re: Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later..... and today it was my time

    I had that happen to me with one of those little guinea wasps about 15 years ago. At the time I was 16 and working summers for my grandfather the fence contractor. We had to replace a gate to an...
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    Re: This is how I fuel the tractor

    I picked up a couple of Jegs "utility jugs" that are actually vented with a 1.5" OD nozzle. Takes <30 seconds to drop in 5 gallons of fuel. :D
  32. Mowing Re: Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later..... and today it was my time

    I got nailed fueling the truck this past weekend. Seemed like every time I was on the tractor or skid steer I had 3 or 4 big ugly nasty looking red wasps bird dogging me but I never could find the...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Ran the mower all day yesterday. Cuts much better with fresh blades. Even ran across some rocks and trash and didn't lose a single blade. The only thing about is it tends to miss tall skinny weed...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Uh I'm confused. I've got a Ford 917. Model on the tag is 22-183



    Could probably hold them in place with a welding clamp the way the rotor is configured.

    Guess I'll see how it cuts...
  35. Thread: LS tractors?

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    Re: LS tractors?

    I've got a New Holland Boomer 50 which badge engineered LS R4047 and I've got nothing but good to say thus far. We spent 14 solid hours saturday resculping my yard for drainage and sod and it never...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Well, no pics because I was pressed for time but you really don't need any or any instructions really. The 917 is idiot proof as far as I can tell. It's two blades (Y style) and one hanger, link,...
  37. Thread: LSD or ULSD

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    Re: LSD or ULSD

    I guess you've never seen Apocalypse Now...

    http://youtu.be/k26hmRbDQFw
  38. Thread: LSD or ULSD

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    Re: LSD or ULSD

    Do you smell that? It's diesel fuel son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of diesel fuel in the morning. It smells like....victory.... :D
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    Re: New to me Boomer 50

    Guess I gotta post pics. Only one I have from when it was delivered and storming rain...

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  40. Re: Daedong L3502D: Reconditioned tractors selling for $10,995...worth it?

    Think I'd probably look around for a good used model from a known brand before I'd do that. I gave $17k delivered from GA for my Boomer 50 HST (no FEL) with 184 hours on it and 58 of the 60 months...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    That's nifty. Wish I had my shop built so I'd have a place to work. As it stands I'm lucky to just be in the new house. Got the thing blocked up with hunts of 6x6 at near max height on the 3 point....
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    Re: I hate new fuel cans so here is what I did.

    I got a couple of these from Jegs

    JEGS 5-Gallon Utility Jugs - Free Shipping on All Orders @ JEGS

    They're most definitely not intended for fuel but.... ;)
  43. Thread: LS XR4046

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    Price Check Re: LS XR4046

    I just picked up a used New Holland Boomer 50 which is basically an R4047 and I'm mucho impressed thus far.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    All new hardware on the way from flailmaster. Hangers, links, blades, everything. Figured if I was gonna work on it I may as well work it over completely.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I'll do my best. I blocked it up and crawled under tonight and it doesn't look all that hard. May be time consuming with 33 nuts and bolts but not hard. Probably bust out the corded drill to see if...
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    New to me Boomer 50

    I had researched and researched prior to buying and thought I was getting a Mahindra 4035, then I stumbled on a 12 model lease turn in Boomer 50 with 184 on the clock and 58 of the original 60 months...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Make that 10 of 33. May as well get all new ones at this point considering some of the ones left are very worn
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Got my new to me Boomer 50 Friday. Hooked up the flail this afternoon and ran a couple test runs. Noticed it cutting like crap. Take a look underneath and I'm missing something like 7 of the 33...
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    Buying Advice Re: Overwhelmed by options

    As of today, right this second, it's primarily because when the gubment mandated the switch to ultra-low sulphur, suddenly the diesel we produce cheaply in the US was legal to sell in the Euro market...
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    Re: Running Welders off Generators

    LOL, I'm not too proud to admit when it's time to pay the man rather than fumble through as an amateur, even if payment is a frosty adult beverage.
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    Re: Running Welders off Generators

    Oh it was. I'm no master welder, not by a long shot, but prior to I could always strike and weld metal with a 6013. The things are darn near idiot proof even if they don't penetrate well.

    But I...
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    Re: Running Welders off Generators

    You just confirmed what I had suspected but had never properly investigated. Even a 1/8" 6013 is a nightmare to get to strike on the generator and has even worse penetration than normal. Plug it...
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    Re: Running Welders off Generators

    I can't speak in general, but specifically I have yet to be able to get a good penetrating weld on anything with my older coleman 7.5kw generator and the old miller thunderbolt buzzbox I have.
  54. Thread: Mahindras?

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    Re: Mahindras?

    After cross shopping Deere, CNH, Kubota, LS and Mahindra I'm picking up a 4035PST here in the near future. Great bang for the buck and it helps to have a solid dealer less than 10 minutes from my...
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    Re: Diesel Fuel Lubricity And Additives

    Dieselhead friend of mine turned me on to the report in the op a long time ago. At the time the best combination of effectiveness and ready availability was DieselKleen. Basically been using it in...
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    Re: Fill me in on the turbochargers

    I can't tell you if they're any good or not but Fredericks sure does have a lot of 'em on the lot over there. Pretty neat dealer setup they've got too. Worth going in to look even if you don't buy...
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    Re: Fill me in on the turbochargers

    I'd imagine what they mean is no extended idling. Combustion temps are somewhat lower in a diesel at idle, contributing to particulate production and the particulates are what clog the EGR as I...
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    Re: Fill me in on the turbochargers

    Whether they say to or not, always letting your turbo cool down is a "best practice".

    A big problem in the early days of gasoline turbo cars was people not letting the turbo cool. They stop the...
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    Re: Fill me in on the turbochargers

    I'm an aero engineer and not a mechanical so I didn't deep dive combustion engines, but I did have them as part of my propulsion coursework and this statement is not entirely true. The mixture in a...
  60. Thread: Tier 4

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    Re: Tier 4

    "Man I just can't believe they're getting rid of carbeurators for fuel injection. Those carbeurators just work man. There's no way fuel injection can be reliable. And they're doing this after they...
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    Re: Help me choose - 4025 vs 5010

    Wow. That's high. When I priced the out the door difference was more like $2500US between a 4035 and a 4WD 4025...
  62. Thread: Tier 4

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    Re: Tier 4

    If you're concerned about maintenace at the dealer with the introduction of new tech, you should be concerned with whether or not the manufacturer is providing good service manuals to the dealers. A...
  63. Thread: Plow ID

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    Re: Plow ID

    Maybe I should have said greenish with a hint of rust lol

    Anyway, looked up some pittsburgs and I didnt see any that had that distinctive box beam across the top of the frame...
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    Re: Help me choose - 4025 vs 5010

    In my shopping thus far I've driven all 3 you mentioned plus the 4035 and am going to buy a 4035 here in the near future. I too liked the idea of an old school will last forever tractor in the 4025...
  65. Thread: Plow ID

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    Re: Plow ID

    If anyone is interested, further research leads me to believe that's an F120 plow that's missing some parts.
  66. Thread: Plow ID

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    Plow ID

    Need help with IDing a plow for sale in my area...

    plow

    The green paint screams deere but beyond the obvious my Google fu turns up nothing.

    I don't have a tractor yet but am picking up...
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    Buying Advice Re: Which ATV sprayer to get

    I bought a FIMCO 15 gallon spot sprayer from TSC that I'm well pleased with. The addition of a boomless nozzle and some fittings for another $25 or so and it makes a decent broadcaster sprayer too. ...
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    Re: tractor shelter

    You just confirmed my suspicions regarding metal carports. Researching them it seemed like there was a fair bit of inbreeding among the brands....
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    Re: tractor shelter

    Pricing varies a bit state to state it seems. $700 in PA but the exact same building in AL is $600.

    Carport Estimator

    From what I can tell there's a bunch of different places to buy them...
  70. Buying Advice Re: It's come down to Mahindra 3616 and Kubota L3800

    This. I paper compared tractors up down left and right, looking at the same models you are. Then I went and drove them all and decided I wanted and needed a bigger tractor. Paper told me I needed...
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    Re: tractor shelter

    In investigating my options post tractor purchase I looked at all the fabric shelters and such and came to the conclusion that a metal carport is the best option for the same reasons you did. ...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I put a new CNH belt on it and tried it out yesterday. It worked pretty well although I think the blades need a good sharpening. Due to the rocks, we've been unable to cut the front part of my place...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I thought so. I went fully prepared to haggle and couldn't do it in good concience. Thought it was probably worth a bit more than $500....
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Well here's my new to me ford 917 including a pic of the blades that are on it. Only real mechanical defect I found on it was a previous owner had let bad bearing go on the roller to the point it...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Was looking at the data plate on the flail I snagged. It says 917 and 22-183 which means it's a 6 footer and not a 5 footer. Thinking about it I should have realized that when it took up most of my...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I went and looked and it was in pretty good mechanical shape so I snagged it. I think I'm the first guy with a flail mower and no tractor lol. Pictures to come.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Well after thinking it over I'm gonna go look at the Ford. Cheap way to see if I like it anyway
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    And just found a 6 footer of unknown brand and condition a couple hours away for $250. For $250 it could be pretty rough and still worth it.
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Shoot thought I just struck the jackpot. Ford 917 on the craigslist for $500, but it's only a 5ft. Really want a 6ft mower....
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Yeah I saw his pictures waaaaaaay back on like page 5, my only real question I guess is when you're NOT mowing grass and crud that's 4 feet high, how bad are the clippings that are left behind? I...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Considering a flail mower and just used a slow work day to read ALL 157 pages in this thread. I got some advice in another thread but thought I could get some more here.

    Currently I'm building a...
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    Re: need opinions pls Mahindra or Kioti ??

    Go drive a few before you decide what you want. Test drives are free after all. I thought I knew what I wanted in general right up till I drove some then decided I wanted to go bigger.
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    Re: flail vs finish mower

    That could work pretty well then. Our 16 acres is about 2 wide and 8 deep. I want about half an acre right around the house of lawn quality grass, then short but not lawn on the 4 acres in front of...
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    Re: flail vs finish mower

    Thanks I could not find a dealer for the befco anywhere even remotely considered local.
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    Re: flail vs finish mower

    I saw those but was turned off by the rough cut description. Had no idea they could be ordered in finish cut.
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    Re: flail vs finish mower

    The flail mower was a good idea but every one I can find that seems suitable is $4k+ even used, not that there's many used one's that I can find....
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    Re: flail vs finish mower

    What are some brands/models of flails that are considered finish cut? I was thinking about getting a 72" finish mower to maintain my place but if I could accomplish the same thing with a flail plus...
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    Re: R4041/XR4040 Engine/PTO HP differential

    Take this with a grain of salt because it's based on some guess work and extrapolation but I think that's exactly what's going on. I can't located the exact engine model numbers on either the...
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    Re: R4041/XR4040 Engine/PTO HP differential

    Believe me, I know what you mean. I'm thankful everyday I had a father and two grandfathers that taught me

    1. common sense and

    2. practical hands on skills

    Having actually done things...
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    Re: R4041/XR4040 Engine/PTO HP differential

    One thing I've learned in my short career as an engineer, occupation/education and intelligence are two totally different things. The number of idiots out there with engineering degrees is...
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    Re: R4041/XR4040 Engine/PTO HP differential

    Yeah, hadn't considered different engine power curves. The R engine could easily have a "fatter" power curve putting out more power at the appropriate RPM for PTO operation. That's a very probable...
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    Re: R4041/XR4040 Engine/PTO HP differential

    The engine HP drop is easily explained by the different engine. That would even be explained by more emissions controls or different tuning if they used the same engine.

    If they used the same...
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    R4041/XR4040 Engine/PTO HP differential

    I'm investigating the LS tractors as an option to maintain 16 acres I'm currently building a house on. In the course of comparing tractors I've noticed something odd in the specs.

    I get that the...
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    Re: Need Help Defining Requirements

    Stopped by the Mahindra dealer on my way home from work yesterday and looked around. 4035 looks like a boss but I think it might be a little big for what I need. I'm liking the looks of the 3616 at...
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    Re: Need Help Defining Requirements

    Well after looking a little closer at my place and discussing things with the wife I'm back looking at tractors. The wife's idea of a "small garden" was significantly bigger than mine, much bigger...
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    Re: Need Help Defining Requirements

    Looks like I may hold off on a tractor for the moment. My uncle now tells me there's a walk behind tiller I could have that would probably work fine for the size of garden I want.

    With that, I...
  97. Re: Looking for information on some different skid steer modles?

    I've got an old Mustang 940 and my experience with it and a couple other Mustangs is that it punches above their weight so to speak. Hydraulics are strong enough it will lift over the rated...
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    Re: Need Help Defining Requirements

    It's not really solid rock. Maybe I wasn't terribly clear on that point. 10-12" of good topsoil (old river bottom the old timer I bought the property from said), then it gets to be a red clay/chert...
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    Re: Need Help Defining Requirements

    Thanks for all the input everyone. I'm getting some more things to think about.

    Another wrinkle that I've thought about. If I go on the smaller end of tractors, I can utilize the pull behind...
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    Re: Need Help Defining Requirements

    So 80-100lbs per HP would probably be a good rule of thumb.

    Last night my uncle informed me there's an old Case 990 left over from the dairy farm sitting at my grandparents old place. ...
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