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    Re: Chickens during an eclipse

    So far, we have mixed results. Not having a chicken handy I, tried to keep my eye on some crows across the road from were I was sitting. When it began to get really dark I couldn't see the crows...
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    Chickens during an eclipse

    My grandfather used to talk about how the chickens went to roost during the eclipse of 1918. I haven't had chickens in over 40 years. Did anyone who does notice this behavior today?
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    Re: Used finish mower for the first time

    My brother was recently moved out of the hospital and into rehab. His voice is strong and his body is weak but getting stronger. I guess I'll be cutting the grass for a while yet.
    Again, thank...
  4. Re: Anyone want to re-sharpen drill bits again......

    I've watched a number of videos and read articles on drill bit sharpening and attempt to sharpen my dull bits accordingly. They seldom, if ever cut as well as they did when new but usually cut...
  5. Re: Big ag tractors auctioned as salvage, engines trashed w cutting torch

    I wonder how much trouble it would be to weld up those blocks?
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    Re: Marking location of holes in the pasture

    You might mow a circle around them and not mow inside that circle, then come back later, and just look for the tall grass. When you fill them in cut the grass.
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    Re: Why don't Sprint Cars have starters?

    The topic nas been bantied about at this link Starters in sprint cars and midgets Page 1 HoseHeads Sprint Car General Forum but, like what Bruce said better than anything I read there
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    Re: Used finish mower for the first time

    Thank you, Spanney.
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    Re: Used finish mower for the first time

    First the good news:
    My brother is out of intensive care. The nurse said in the room where they moved him said she wasn't allowed to give out test results when I asked about his CT scan. I'd...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I've two or three sets of those and I actually had one in the pasture near where I was working. It was 1/2 inch and I needed a 1/4. Organization isn't my strong point.
  11. Re: If I didn't know better, I'd swear I was getting old...

    One minute you're bouncing them on your knee the next minute you're bailing them out of jail. With my family anyway.
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    Re: US Yanmars_The old days

    Clemsonfor
    I think the JD deal might explain what happened to the little Yanmar dealer on the side of HWY 25.
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    Re: US Yanmars_The old days

    If we're talking about the same place with the old American Iron, it was all Farmall last time I went by. I was born in '51 and don't get around like I used to. When I pass that place I always...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I got everything together to use my electric drill to drive screws down and secure some corrugated metal to build a small roof. After driving the first screw I noticed that the magnetic driver...
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    Re: Used finish mower for the first time

    For the time being at least, my brother is off the ventilator and breathing with an oxygen mask. He's too weak to talk so I still can't find out where he put the center link. Please keep praying....
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    Re: Used finish mower for the first time

    Axle hub. After removing the hoses the mower seemed to cut just fine. It skimmed over he posts, so, I don't think the blades are bent. I did break a link in the chain that attaches the a frame to...
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    Re: Used finish mower for the first time

    Kthompson,
    Your prayers are always appreciated. They tried to take my brother of of the ventilator yesterday but his breathing wouldn't allow it. They plan to try again today. When he wakes up I...
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    Re: Used finish mower for the first time

    Spanner,
    You might want to send up a prayer for the tractor.
    Stuck
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    Re: Used finish mower for the first time

    Kthompson,
    Many thanks again. I think our prayers are being answered. My brother's indicator numbers are better and they're going to try taking him off of the ventilator tomorrow. They say he'll...
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    Re: Sub Soiler for Stumps

    I once tried to run a subsoiler through the woods to bury some pipe and wasn't very successful, infact, I gave up. I'll try to find the youtube video you mentioned.
  21. Re: Taylor Pittsburgh Model 366 6 foot Brush Hog

    Tractorhouse.com lists 10 TP mowers for sale. TractorHouse.com | TAYLOR PITTSBURGH Rotary Mowers For Sale - 1 Listings - Page 1.

    You'll have to call the numbers to find the prices on the new...
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    Re: Used finish mower for the first time

    Thanks to all for thoughts and prayers for my brother. For any who're praying for the finish mower, that might not be a bad idea.:)
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    Re: US Yanmars_The old days

    Clemsonfor,
    Are you old enough to remember a guy who usually had a couple of little imports for sale in his front yard in the late 70's or early 80's. I think they were Yanmars. He lived on HWY 25...
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    Re: Used finish mower for the first time

    Thank you K Thompson. His kidneys have not been functioning properly and they want me to give permission to put him on dialysis. We need all the prayer we can get.
    Stuck
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    Re: DDT & Lyme disease

    When I was a kid dad kept a bag of DDT in the converted chicken house where his dogs slept. A litter of puppys was infested with fleas so I dusted then extremely well with DDT from the bag. A short...
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    Used finish mower for the first time

    My brother and I both have MF 261 tractors. He caught pneumonia and has been mostly unconcious in the hospital for a week and hadn't cut his grass for a long time before that. Knowing that it'll be...
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    Re: Sickle Mower or brush hog?

    A cycle bar mower should be able to reach the cattails better than the brush hog and will probably burn less fuel. There was no other field type mower on the farm where I grew up for the first nine...
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    Re: Tree Branch Shreader

    I'm pretty sure I've seen articles of chippers made from old hammer mills in Farm Show Magazine. Last time I checked non-subscribers could access a limited number of articles free on line.
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    Re: wheel popping off

    I'm not familiar with FWD so this might not help. What I can say is that when my diff lock was stuck in the on position it nearly peeled the treads off of the front tires when I turned. They dug...
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    eBay/Craigslist Re: Ok, Actually I am SELLING!

    After reading some horror stories, on this site about tractors sitting at the dealers waiting for parts while the warranty ticked away, I think I'd rather save thousands.
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    Re: Should stump jumper be loose?

    Ian,
    I honestly don't know how much good the stump jumpers do. My main slasher doesn't have one. I have a very light duity slasher which I bought to cut the grass that has a stump jumper but I'd...
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    Re: Should stump jumper be loose?

    Ian,
    If you look at the rust pitted, saucer shaped object in post #1 of this thread, you'll see a stump jumper. As the name implys, they hopefully allow a rotary cutter to ride over stumps rather...
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    Re: Boom Pole for Kubota BX2370

    Before I had a loader I used a boom pole quite often. Once I had my wife driving the AC and a formerly horse drawn pond scoop chained to the end of the pole while I operated the handles. I still...
  34. Re: Hard to beleive - suspect ran over victim with a backhoe

    I believe the confessee's family was in the construction buisness so it was probably a professional grade backhoe.
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    Re: Do you own a wheelbarrow?

    A couple of my neighbors had better quality wheelbarrows than mine lying on their sides as ornaments in their flower beds.
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    Re: Do you own a wheelbarrow?

    I've modified a hand truck with longer handle and solid rubber tires to pull cedar posts out of the woods. Since I don't use the truck often the solid tires were worth the cost.
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    Re: Do you own a wheelbarrow?

    I have two and seldom use them unless moving dirt or mixing concrete. I prefer the one with two wheels in front.
  38. Re: tree triming by electrical company (sub contractor)

    Up until around 30 years back the right-of-way crews chipped their debries and in my opinion, did a good job. When I moved to a new property they left a terrble mess on the side of the hill where I...
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    Re: Now that's brand loyalty

    I certainly am relieved. My Polish MF might not share my feelings.
  40. Thread: 1948 JD A

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    Re: 1948 JD A

    Rick,
    At one time I really wanted an A and looked at several. Were they the ones with two six volt bateries under the seat, wired in series to make 12 volts?
  41. Re: Shear pin misery... only thing left is adding a slip clutch?

    Here's my standard comment on shear bolt problems. I was breaking them like crazy until I realized the ones I was using were too small. I didn't think one with a greater diameter would fit but it...
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    Re: What looks like a watermelon...but isn't?

    X2
    For years I'd thought the citron in fruit cake was the melon type but after this thread, I'm not so sure.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I use a magnifying glass to find expiration dates on coupons then write the date in the picture large enough that I can read it. The magnifying glass that came with the extra hands type clamping...
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    Re: What looks like a watermelon...but isn't?

    Citrons used to grow wild at my family's old homeplace in Clarendon County. My memory is that they look like small Charleston grays while the one in the picture reminded me more of a small a...
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    Re: My cat retired!

    Hang in there my friend. A buddy of mine has several older animals and goes to pieces every time one passes on. He had to lay out of work when one of his cats died. I suggested prozac.
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    Re: My cat retired!

    We've had older cats lose interest in mice. The vet told me the average life expectancy of a cat is 12 years. I guess they're entitled to a couple of years of taking it easy.
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    Re: Advice from the voice of EXPERIENCE !!

    Always make sure a relatives giant dog LIKES YOU! before offering to keep it for a while.
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    Re: Advice from the voice of EXPERIENCE !!

    We don't have a Home Depot. I wish they'd hire some of those girls at our Lowes.
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    Re: What is Photobucket thinking!?!?

    Reminds me of something I heard about addictive drugs. "The first hit is always free."
  50. Re: Hello from Belgium, Bastogne Nuts City ;-)

    :welcome:
    I don't see your question but I have one. I notice that your tractors both have deep tread. Were they at one time rice tractors?
  51. Re: Hello from Belgium, Bastogne Nuts City ;-)

    :welcome:
    I don't see your question but I have one. I notice that your tractors both have very deep tread. Were they at one time rice tractors?
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    Re: Kioti dealer threw a curveball

    Some people would stay awake wishing they had a few more hp others would wish their tractor was prettier. I'd stay awake wishing mine would run better so, the question I might ask is which model is...
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    Re: 3RRL and Farmwithjunk

    I guess I'd better put this in a new message so more people will see it. My memory must have been playing tricks on me when I thought farmwithjunk had died. In 2013 it was reported that he was...
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    Re: 3RRL and Farmwithjunk

    Farmwithjunk was probably gone when I began visiting the forum on a regular basis. People have mentioned him fondly several times though.
    UPDATE!
    I rechecked my informatiom and it appears that as...
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    Re: How do you store your grease gun

    I don't recommend this but, I've had one hanging on the branch of a tree for several months now.
  56. Re: I'm not sure what to do? Need help please

    Times 2
  57. Re: Bad needle / float and warranty work takes forever

    Problems like this will turn a man against new equipment and warranties.
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    Re: Nuts and bolts on a Fergie

    Literature I've found said they had a scale on the side so they could be used to measure the fuel level in the tank. The one wrench fits all idea sounds to me like a stroke of genius.
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    Re: Had to share this find from Harbor Freight

    I'd buy one at that price in a heart beat.
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    Re: Growing Organic Hay?

    Non GMO seeds. Thats probably something that's come up since I read about this in the 70's and 80's. Most of what I learned back then came from Rodale publications and Mother Earth News. People...
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    Re: Growing Organic Hay?

    I guess when I used to bale grass from an unfertilized field or one fertilized only with chicken manure the hay might have been called organic. It's been many years since I researched organic...
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    Mowing Re: Anyone lay sod with their tractor?

    There are several youtube videos on the subject.
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    Re: John Deere Corn Planter?

    I think I might try one more dealer and hope the first one was mistaken.
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    Re: Nuts and bolts on a Fergie

    Agvg,
    Thank you. I found the information shortly after I posted. The "FERGUSON SPANNER" fit 11/16 and 1 1/16. I'll have to check my MF 261 and see how many nuts and bolts those sizes fit. If...
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    Re: Zero Turn for 4 acres?

    My son is interested in a zero turn mower so I copied the link below to show him. The bottom half of comment #4 concerns the cost of a new hydraulic drive motor for the introductory model zero turns....
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    Nuts and bolts on a Fergie

    I think I read many years ago that some of the older Ferguson tractors were put together so that only one or two wrenches were needed to remove every nut and bolt on the tractor. Can someone confirm...
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    Re: Work platform for the loader.

    When my grandson was born my wife told me not to take him up in the loader bucket. I told her I was hoping he'd take me up in the bucket.
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    Re: Anyone Lost a Spanner?

    Many's the time I've laid a file folder ontop of the rest in my desk drawer only to have it slide off, behind, and under the drawer when I closed it and many's the frustrated hour I've spent looking...
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    Re: Sawed up old red oak log on my sawmill

    123maxbars,
    I guess this means you're the Out of the Woods guy. Your videos are some of my favorites on youtube. Is the Kubota a new addition? I've only seen you towing your log arch with a 4...
  70. Oil & Fuel Re: Put Regular Gasoline in Diesel Engine and Need Help Removing Fuel

    "Ya don't need a gun when you've got a Donk". I was thinking about that line just the other day. :laughing:
  71. Re: What is the operating angle for a hay elevator

    The elevator I used had a pair of hooks at the bottom. I put two tall posts in the ground in front of the barn, bored holes through the posts across from one another and put a 1/2 inch pipe through...
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    Re: Breathing dust while baling

    I used to wear a mask when feeding hay. The ones with the little valve helped a great deal in keeping my glasses from fogging. I wore the mask because of my alergies. There is a condition called...
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    Re: Mother of all Stump Pullers

    It reminded me of a tatter plow too and the other one reminds me of my old wheel hay rake.
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    Re: Cub for a lawn tractor?

    John,
    If the deck's in good shape it's probably worth what your friend paid for the whole outfit.
  75. Re: How to kill a lawn in just a few hours (without really trying. Or wanting to!)

    Black absorbs heat really quickly. I dare not leave my riding mower in the sun for long at all. The black seat roasted my behind one time.
  76. Re: 1995 toro wheel horse with a vanguard engine

    There are a number of youtube videos showing ways to remove oil seals.
  77. Re: 1995 toro wheel horse with a vanguard engine

    Does it look like you can you punch it out from the other side?
  78. Re: Perhaps the silliest question of the year! Landscape rake question.

    The question wasn't silly and it's been asked on here before.:) Enjoy your tractor.:)
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    Comparison Re: When was it produced

    Looks like you have a Massey Ferguson that was actually made by Massey Ferguson and in the USA. Mine came from Poland.
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    Re: Pulling 9ft haybine question

    I once bought an old raggedy JD mower conditioner and hooked it to the truck to pull it home. It was driving the truck too far over in the right lane of a four lane (not an interstate) and kept...
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    Re: All bad idea on tree removal

    When I was younger and slightly more foolish, I had a tree flip across the bucket and onto the driers seat. I wasn't in the seat, I was sawing down the tree. Then I was sawing the tree off of the...
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    Re: getting rid of a robin sound gun?

    Congratulations:cloud9:

    I hear a whip-poor-will in the distance. No problem. If it gets too ear my window again, I'll consider cutting back some tall shrubs.
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    Re: I wish I had a smaller tractor

    An asterisk will go beside your name in the records books. :laughing:
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    Re: What kind of clutches do tractors use?

    It would help if you told us more about the size and age of the kind of tractor you're looking for and what you want to do it. Many of the older tractors had simple one stage clutches where the...
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    Re: My Industrial Cabin Build

    Did you mean "drainfield"? (aka leach field) "Googling" djainfield it seems there are a lot of people who have written djainfield, so is it a new type of drainfield?

    Well put newbury. That term...
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    Re: Locating lost fresh watger springs

    Thanks for that bit of information. I've seen footage of FDR in the pool many times but never been to Warm Springs.
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    Re: getting rid of a robin sound gun?

    I've had a similar problem with a whip-poor-will. It either went away or I tuned it out. By coincidence, early this morning another one started up but further from my window. The words to Hank...
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    Re: Locating lost fresh watger springs

    We have someone from Warm Springs wanting to find some springs and someone from Berkley Springs advising him. Cool.

    Reasoning on what /pine has said, your pond is bound to be below the springs...
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    Re: Refillable Chain Saw (Nose) Grease Gun?

    Speaking of a pain. Lately, I've been having to take off the back and press on the flexable cap that covers the grease to get it to flow.
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    Re: Spray arc...

    SA told me basically the same thing he told the OP and I took it out of serious consideration as well.
  91. Thread: Desiel can

    by stuckmotor
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    Re: Desiel can

    I hope it's worth it's price. :eek:
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    Re: ID these paw prints?

    I'm going with dog.
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    Re: Um what?...Never change the oil?

    Has your mom changed or added oil?
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    Re: Stuck with a BH92 backhoe I can't use

    I think I'd call the dealer and tell him not to deliver the backhoe until he had the subframe.
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    Re: Cub for a lawn tractor?

    The link below should bring up several photos of Cubs with turf tires and mower decks. The first time a Cub came to my attention, back in the 1960's it was cutting grass on property owned by the...
  96. Re: Shed Move with Tractor - Redneck Engineering

    This guy moved a shed without a tractor.
    How they built Stonehenge/Pyramids - YouTube
  97. Re: Shed Move with Tractor - Redneck Engineering

    Almost any tractor will pull a manure spreader.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I was thinking the same thing.
  99. Re: Shed Move with Tractor - Redneck Engineering

    It's only natural to move a utility building with a utility tractor.
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    Re: Anyone still use rope to tie things down?

    An old sailor showed me how to secure a load of hay with a truckers hitch years ago. I don't think he told me whar it was called. Thanks James, now I know.
    Stuck
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