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  1. Re: You don't have a high speed Internet connection??

    T-1 is 1.54 mbs. not 1.54 mBs.
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    Re: Tractor Woes, or reverse Midas touch.

    I think I will pour some ground pepper in the rad, and take as much slack out of the fan belt until better weather comes around.
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    Tractor Woes, or reverse Midas touch.

    Went brush hogging at a friends place and noticed the fan belt was very lose. No it did not overheat, but it needs to be replaced. Trying to move the dynamo, Found it hit the oil filter before it...
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    Re: Steel for DIY Fire Pit - Advice Needed

    I use 2 of the semi wheels stacked. Will take years to rust out.
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    Re: Need some help!!

    Unless you are a collector, I would steer clear. I had a niebor years ago that had one, and could not mow his small yard without charging.
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    Re: Boat House Roof Project

    I would to have a roof over my boat, but need 69ft to clear the mast.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Overfilled Hdy/Trans

    Pull the plug with a clean bucket to catch the overage, and save for reuse.
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    Re: pros and cons to running a 4WD tractor in 2WD

    I slid down a hill because I forgot to push he lever into 4wd. Scary.
  9. Thread: Old tractors

    by Pete Judd
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    Re: Old tractors

    My tractor and boat are both going on 35 years old. I use what works, and nothing less. My main driving rig is now 20 years old, and would drive it cross country with no thoughts. It's all in the...
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    Re: Bandsaw Table

    You should post this project on Lumberjocks.com ,
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    Re: let's talk antennas

    The metal building is blocking your FM. Run coax from your old outside tv antenna, to your radio, and you should be good to go.
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    Re: 1602d three point lower - upper support

    Wow. looks great, and stout.
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    Re: Pulling Trees and Stuff

    Go for the DB, don't risk tweeking the FEL.
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    Re: Detailing a car truck or tractor

    We have a guy in town that does the detail for a hundred bucks. Wash, wax, shampoos the whole insides. Makes them look new. Worth the money, and he makes a good living doing it.
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    Re: Adding oil pressure alarm.

    The generator has a gearbox to accept 540 on the PTO. It is a 60 Hz unit. I don't plan on running it anywhere close to full load. Just the well pump, lights, pellet stove, and electronics during...
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    Re: Got some old tires and need a road?

    Not far south from where I live the state used chipped up tires for a road project, the road self ignited and burnt for a couple of weeks before they got it out and pulled it all up, and repaved.
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    Adding oil pressure alarm.

    I just picked up a Onan 15KW Pto generator for 80 bucks at a yard sale. But the thought of letting the tractor run like a stationary engine for a few hours without anybody sitting on the seat to see...
  18. Re: Tractor modified into all terrain vehicle

    Why not, it works. And cheap to drive around on diesel, Just hard to find those 2 wheel tractors over here.
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    Re: Life on the farm

    Brings back my thoughts to the times of putting up hay with the MM tractor, and the MM wire baler, and doing all the raking with the JD in the late 50's and early 60's. Don't do that anymore, and the...
  20. Re: Rural Yard Sales, Scored a 15 KW Onan PTO genset.

    Spins freely, no slop in the gearbox that I can feel. PO told my son it worked, and sold the tractor, and moving off the farm. Even if I have to sell it for scrap copper, I won't be out much. All...
  21. Re: Rural Yard Sales, Scored a 15 KW Onan PTO genset.

    Phy, I know I will need it, we were with out power and flooded in for 9 days a couple of years ago. This genset will handle most of the house and the well. Already ordered a new frequency meter to...
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    Re: Truck weight registration

    And then I see F350's with 40 ft travel trailers going down the road all the time, as well as big diesel pushers with air brakes all the time as well. No CDLs there.
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    Re: Crazy weather!

    80 here west of Olympia WA, don't know if it broke records, but can't recall it like this before. Garden still doing great, still picking tomatoes.
  24. Rural Yard Sales, Scored a 15 KW Onan PTO genset.

    My youngest son lives in a rural area about 150 miles north of us and a week ago, called me to ask if I was wanted a PTO gen set, I asked how big, and what brand, he said Onan, and I asked how much...
  25. Re: Those free standing metal framed carports...

    I am looking for a 12x40x14 right now will follow this thread.
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    Re: Buying a totaled vehile

    My son had a Justy, that was bumped in a parking lot. a small dent in the quarter panel. The persons insurance company payed him and let him keep the car, but with a wrecked title. A small dent in...
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    Re: Do you pay your kids?

    As a kid never got paid except dinner. I was driving the MM because it had a hand clutch at about 9 or so. At 12 I could reach the clutch on the JD to do the raking the hay into windrows. When I was...
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    Re: Stray dogs are becoming a pain

    We live at the start of a logging road, and have many pets dumped "up the road" to get them gone. When they become pests, the 22 ends it. And I love dogs and cats.
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    Re: Are You Ready To Eat Cricket Flour?

    Insects are some of the best protean I will eat. I have been all over the world, and have ate all kind of bugs, with spices, not too bad, and sometimes very good.
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    Re: Our farm pond has an ancient inhabitant

    I still skinny dip, but it's not pretty anymore. Things look not the same after 60.
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    Re: Po Boy Ballast Box

    Like it.
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    Re: New (old) vice

    Every shop should have a vice or two, looks like it will serve for years to come. And enjoy the history.
  33. Re: roof sheathing: anyone ever use pressure-treated plywood?

    How old are you, and are you and are you thinking of leaving it to the kids, or selling in the near future? Makes a dif in materials used.
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    Re: Looking for Parts Supplier for Yanmar 1802D

    Might want to find a shop to rebuild it, would cost a lot less.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: PTO/Three Point attachments

    Owning a Yanmar, I would look at them as well, and a great user base on this site.
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    Re: Some info on generators

    The 2000 watt Honda inverter generator is hard to beat at about 1000 bucks. Quiet, light under 50 pounds, will power the circ saw in the yard, and in an outage, the pellet stove. Sips the fuel as...
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    Re: No more galvanized bolts/nuts at my TSC ???

    I am lucky that I have a Tacoma screw 30 miles from where I live. They seam to have everything. Tacoma Screw Products, Inc.
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    Re: need to bleed air from fuel system

    Must be an air leak somewhere, may be hard to find. I would tighten all fittings. Sometimes the vibration will get them lose over time.
  39. Re: YM 336D RPMS go up and down at higher speed

    Sounds like a fuel or air filter issue to me as well.
  40. Re: What are you paying for Wood Pellets in your area ??

    200 a ton here, in the PNW.
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    Re: Nice Gator!!!!

    Glad we don't have them up here, but have spent time in OZ and had to worry about the "salties".
  42. Re: Put $500 scrape in truck. Pay it or file claim?

    As others have said, Pay it, and go on.
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    Re: fill dirt and surface preparation

    Our county wants 7 years before you can build on fill unless it is compacted under a permit, and inspected.
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    Re: Did some STEEP mowing today. Pictures

    I only mow in front of the house facing down hill. Even a little way up the hill forward the front wheels start coming off the ground. Takes a while, backing up the hill then moving over on the...
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    Re: Fair price for YM186D w no loader?

    Spray it or wipe it with olive oil, and it will shine up for the pictures. That may bring more buyers, and a fresh spray before they get there so it smells good.
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    Re: How Old is Your Tool Box?

    And I forgot the old chest that my grandfather built when he was a millwright in the 1920. Still has most of his old tools in it as well. something to pass on to my grandson.
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    Re: Blew my zerk?

    Zerks are cheap. Have a box with both metric, and SAE in the shop. Some times they plug up, some times you snag them off in the brush. I just grab a wrench and replace them.
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    Re: Water Filter system for well.

    We have used Green Sand Filters at the pump house for year with air injection into the water stream before the filter. More on green sand filters. Greensand Process Removes Iron, Manganese, Arsenic...
  49. Re: Looking for help with a leaking washing machine

    Wow. 60 bucks now The last time I replace those valves it was 15 bucks. I guess every thing is going up.
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    Re: Diesel question

    I run my boat engine at 1200 rpm, most of the time, but will up it to 2400 for a hour to prevent glazing of the cyl walls.
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    Re: What's your method for crow control?

    12 gauge, then hang them up in the trees, They will avoid your place real quick, do the same for the jays, as well.
  52. Thread: Weeds

    by Pete Judd
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    Re: Weeds

    In areas, that I have weeds, and black berrys, I mix both glyposate and 2-4-d in the sprayer, and every thing is dead along the path of the spray. Real quick.
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    Re: YanMar 2210 Factory Crack spec's???

    Wife says I need to readjust my "spenders" because I am showing more crack. Other wise the felons at the end of the road, could educate the rest of us on "crack".
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    Grading Re: Hourly tractor rate

    I am retired, and Only do Brush hogging and Tilling jobs for people I know. I charge 65 bucks an Hr, from the time I leave my driveway, until I leave their property. With a lot of slack favoring...
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    Re: How Old is Your Tool Box?

    All from the 70's, Both Craftsman for the big ones, One for Met, and one for SAE.
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    Slug free garden for the first time.

    Here in the wet Pnw, We have a LOT of slugs, snails without shells. Ducks love them but, will destroy a vegi garden is short work. In the last month I have added I guess around 1500 pounds of...
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    Re: Any boaters here?

    Mine, and hold a 100 ton master, with sailing and towing.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Cat 1 to Cat2

    Diddo, Bigfoot. My local farm store, 2.8 miles away, has them. About 3 bucks each.
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    Re: Single diesel oil for all aplications??

    I have been running Delo 400 10-30 or Rotella 10-30 for all the diesels I have. Boat, tractor and gas and diesel cars and trucks as well. Never had a oil wear issue. Just change as needed as well...
  60. Re: Am I the only one who inadvrtaently downloaded "Search Conduit"?

    Methods to Remove Conduit | PC Smarties It is not a "virus" so Microsoft security essentials does not block it.
  61. Re: Category II implement on Category I tractor

    Great way to skin the cat. I will keep that in my mind.
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    Re: negotiating on a rotary cutter

    I bought one from Agrisupply, bolted right in. agrisupply.com search for mower gear box.
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    Re: Need help with a Yanmar 1300

    Might want to move this post over to the Yanmar forum. Lots of Yanmar experts there.
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    Quick Hitches Re: Attaching a Box Blade with a Quick Hitch

    I bought a HF quick hitch a few years ago because I have a couple of things that I can't move to get them hooked up. Moved pins outside to inside or vise versa to make it work. Added shim rounds...
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    Re: 4500 psi Pressure Washer

    I have a commercial grade 8 hp honda powered unit, and it stripped the clear coat of a car in big strips. Be safe.
  66. Re: Traveling through Europe on an antique tractor

    Not much different than doing what you would do on a Harley here, but slower.
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    Re: What's your method for crow control?

    I start around the 15th of July each year to protect my sweet fruits from the crows. Shoot one or two with the 12 ga, and hang them up in the tree, and then they will for the most part leave us. A...
  68. Re: Help, I'm thinking Blown head gasket - what are your thoughts ???

    Might want to move this thread to the Yanmar forum.
  69. Re: Help deciding between 3PH PTO Chipper, or standalone Vermeer or Morbark.

    A stand alone unit makes more cents, you can use your tractor to drag what needs to be chipped, and will save labor. I looked at the PTO units, and have found the I can put my smaller unit on a...
  70. Re: Saw something today that gave me a little hope

    I had a Kool aid stand when I was a kid. 2 cents a cup, and mom supplied the Kool aid and sugar. Can't recall, who drank the most, the customers or myself. But I was outside and out of her hair.
  71. Re: using a lawn mower for younger kids to drive around the farm....ideas?

    When my two boys were young, I picked up a used lawn tractor with a rusted out deck at a yard sale for 50 bucks. It taught them how to back a trailer, and basic driving skills. As well the art of...
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    Re: Yanmar weather

    Cherries ripe almost a month early this year, picking ripe tomatoes for the last couple of weeks. Everything in the garden early this year. Not to far from Jerrybob in the wet PNW, 85 today, and has...
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    Mowing Re: Somebody got a new JD and mower today!!

    Congrads, may it last a long time.
  74. Thread: Daang Dogs

    by Pete Judd
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    Re: Daang Dogs

    A fence charger and a few fiberglass short poles to hold the tape or wire, will teach them not to pee on those places real quick.
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    Re: Is this PTO connected properly?

    I push mine all the way in with the button depressed, then release the button, and pull back until it clicks. Always have grease on my hands after.
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    Re: 300 hour Service

    I use ether Delo 400 or Rotella on the boat and tractor. Depends on the price at Wally World or BiMart. Both good oils for diesels.
  77. Thread: Over Heating

    by Pete Judd
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    Re: Over Heating

    You may want to move this to the Yanmar form.
  78. Mowing Re: Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later..... and today it was my time

    I found two this year so far. PITA, only one sting, and a can of spray to get rid of them.
  79. Mowing Re: Newbie question about bushhog and finishing mower

    There should be a mark on your tach that will be the 54o rpm at the pto. It should be close to max rpm for your diesel tractor. As this rpm on the motor will be putting out the rated HP. On diesels...
  80. Re: Help! My front yard is kicking my butt! Bushhogging uphill

    I mow a part of my lawn that is steeper than 45. I always mow facing down hill, using the front wheels in 4wd to keep me from sliding down the hill. On the down hill, the weight transfer is all to...
  81. Re: What do you use to lubricate the 3 point hitch assembly?

    I just give the joints and balls a squirt of 30 WT used oil from the last oil change. But I am cheap. I figure, that it has been filtered by the oil filter on the rigs, Still usable for other uses.
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    Re: What is your favorite "CARRY" tool

    I carry two Leathermans, a "crush" that is a small Vise grip, and a Pulse, a close relative of the original. Use the heck out of both of them.
  83. Thread: WILD FIRE

    by Pete Judd
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    Re: WILD FIRE

    Watching the news from the other side of the hill from here. Even hearing the stories on international radio.
  84. Re: Help with a bridge! Need some good ideas on how to get a bridge in place.

    Old rail cars have been the way around here, they are the only bridges that the fire dept will drive a pumper truck across.
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    Re: Metric V belts

    Just a fyi, spent a couple of hours on the internet, and found out that the B that is before the number defines the angle of the V. The number with LI after it is the inside length. Found another...
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    Metric V belts

    I have worn out the belts on the pto finish mower, and had to get a couple of replacements quick. Turns out the orignal where 16mmX1178MM, And the closet was a 64 X .50 inch. I expect a short life...
  87. Re: Coffee, and Expresso grounds in the food garden.

    Got another 300 pounds of expresso grounds today. Started a route, every 2-3 days to get the expresso grounds and two restaurants to get the grounds with the filters. Talking to the restaurants...
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    Re: Fersome critter

    Love them mudbugs, Will go fishing for them at the end of next month.
  89. Coffee, and Expresso grounds in the food garden.

    Here in the PNW, (home of Starbucks), there is an Expresso stand on almost every corner. I live outside of a town of 2500 people, and there are 6 or more of them. I have a local restaurant that...
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    Re: Prescripition Meds

    Since I only have Medicare, I use Prices, Coupons and Information - GoodRx for coupons to take to Walmart, to get the best price. Works for me, as I have been able to get my drugs cheaper than the...
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    Re: Hate it when this happens....

    It's happend to me finding split firewood in the tall grass. PITA, but life goes on.
  92. Re: Mowing With Own Equipment For Extra Cash (Good or Bad)

    I charge 65 an hour from the time I leave the house with the tractor. The return trip is free. I carry bolt cutters with me to deal with the odd barbed wire that can be found. I expect stumps, and...
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    Re: leveling and curing wood for table top

    Paint the end grain, get it up off the ground, cover in a way the air can flow.

    For a couple of hundred years, craftsman have used planes to level the face of wood. Start with a jack plane on the...
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    Any one have a pto compressor?

    I use a lot of air tools around the place, nailers, staplers for the fence. I have 300 ft of air hose, but tired of dealing with it and wont reach all the places. I could put a gas compressor on a...
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    Re: new owner yanmar 155D

    Your post needs to be moved to the Yanmar Form.
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    Re: Determing MPH

    For speed over the ground, even the cheapest GPS will give you the speed down to 0.0 MPH. I sailed all over the world using Gps, Loran and even a knot log, just make a log(a notepad), showing the...
  97. Cherry's ripe almost a month early this year.

    My sweet cherry tree has for the last 20 years had ripe cherry's around my birthday at the end of July. It has been a nice birthday present. I was down to the tree, today and the cherry's have are...
  98. Re: Wrapped up a nice length of fence wire today with the JD 709

    I started finding barbed wire in the rollers of the old OC3 that I used to clear the property years ago. Have always carried a set of cutters on the back of the seat of all my tractors since. The...
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    Re: How much rear weight needed?

    I don't know what the specs on that front axle are for the front loading. May want to look into that before loading them up to much.
  100. Grapple Re: Yet another grapple question, Specific to the Pacific NorthWet

    How fast do need them gone? I have cleared my place from scratch, and I am about 80 miles south of you. Alder stumps bigger than 10+ I will hollow them out with the chain saw, and fill with dirt and...
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