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    Re: New XR4155HC on its way!

    Nice! I've got the same box blade and tractor, but with 16x16 shuttle and Ags. It moves dirt so well I decided to sell my dozer and haven't missed it yet!
    Btw I'm tagging along for the WIX numbers...
  2. Re: Can anyone share their experience with the new xr4100 series tractors?

    Mine has been great so far, had one issue with a small leak from a bad gasket on the side of the transmission when it was brand new but my dealer fixed it and it's been trouble free. The cab is very...
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    Re: TL90 driveline issues?

    Ok thanks guys that gives me a place to start. I'd discovered that on these models when the 4wd actuator quits working it stays in 4wd, I guess it's not real common but I'd read several threads about...
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    TL90 driveline issues?

    Can anyone help me out with a TL90 that the rear end isn't pulling? It's stuck in 4wd which I've read is common but with the rear end not pulling I can't figure out where to start. Does anyone have...
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    Re: Keeping a cab clean, how do you do it?

    Thanks for the suggestions folks. I think I'm going to start with something like this I found for 18.95 that I can attach to the step and hose off at the end of the day.454024
    And I may even get a...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    I got the Lincoln running finally! I had to rebuild the magneto and carb, and put new plugs and plug wires and she fired right up. Once I make sure the welder side is all working I'll spend a little...
  7. Re: Been "BLUE" with envy for a long time....... but not much longer

    Congrats!!
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    Re: Keeping a cab clean, how do you do it?

    Thanks for the replies. Some good suggestions so far, and yeah no tongue n cheek I got serious mud down here lol. As far as staying out of it, I have no choice until I can improve roads and drainage....
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    Keeping a cab clean, how do you do it?

    I'm looking for suggestions on keeping out mud when it's wet, and dust the rest of the time. So far I only have a towel I keep on the floor next to the door and I wipe off excess mud that I can't...
  10. Re: Can anyone share their experience with the new xr4100 series tractors?

    Yes it amounts to about 6" on each side, not sure if these before and after pics show it very well though. And that is correct the R4 wheels are one piece but already have a quite wide track. Maybe I...
  11. Re: to buy a dinosaur Lincoln tig 300/300 as back up for new 3 in 1 chinese welder?

    Once you get it all sorted I'm thinking your Chinese 3in1 will be the backup.:thumbsup:
  12. Re: Can anyone share their experience with the new xr4100 series tractors?

    Welcome to the forum! I've been very happy with my LS, I think they have a great product. If you end up with a blue tractor don't forget to post some pics!
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

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    This is only part of the dirt dauber, wasp, and rats nests that came out of the generator end. I'm hoping the rats didn't eat any wires...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    Yea I've got a ways to go to get it cleaned up. The rear main looks like it's been leaking since the fifties lol. Once I get it running I'll drop the pan and put new seals in, then get after it with...
  15. Re: to buy a dinosaur Lincoln tig 300/300 as back up for new 3 in 1 chinese welder?

    I have an old dinosaur TIG welder myself. It's a Miller Dialarc HF, 310 amps AC and DC. Once I got used to it and learned better technique (from watching YouTube vids) I really like it. Not much to...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    451733451732451731451730Let me try again, couldn't get the pics to load last night.
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    I've been tinkering with the shorthood in my spare time. The carb has been soaking in cleaner for a few days now and I just got a kit for it today. I also began looking into the no spark issue, turns...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    I'll probably end up hanging onto it but if I let it go you'll get first shot. I bet it will be nice with the Sa200, I'm gonna have to at least try that first!
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    I added a new one to the fold. I've been thinking about getting a new inverter TIG welder but I've gotten use to my old Dialarc so for now I decided to hold off on the TIG. I'm still waiting on a...
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    Re: Compare XR4046HC to XR4150HC

    That's correct, one button will raise or lower rpm, the other sets and saves that rpm so you can return to it. Nice for PTO jobs.

    Also I didn't compare hydraulic speeds to the older model LS but...
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    Re: protecting a concrete floor

    I just lay down a few equal sized pieces of angle like a upside down V. The air space is enough to keep from popping the concrete.
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    Ok yeah I don't have a contactor then. My lead goes in the back of the box around the rear of spool and straight to the front. And yes it's hot all the time. It seems to function fine without though...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    Ok thanks, I had seen that page in the pdf manual but couldn't find the number anywhere until I checked the board under cover. Mine is a 1757-3 so the fuse "interrupts the 500a lead to the trigger...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    449628I got the shorthood in the shop and snapped a couple more pics. Rats nest and dirt daubers under the cover. Besides weathering, doesn't seem to be too bad actual wear on the gen side. Probably...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    Good call it is popped! I'll pick some up this week. What does this control? Hopefully the contactor, my wire is hot all the time. In function though it's not bad at all being hot, just like stick...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    I got a chance to try out the plasma cutter and the ln25. The cutter is made to be run off another welder as a power source. It didn't seem to get along with my Dialarc. Not sure why but it would...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    That is quite interesting! I don't have any experience using aluminum wound welders but way back when I worked in electrical a lot of the repair jobs were from old aluminum wiring. The old wire was...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    Bills website has the serial number-year info and if I understand correctly this welder is a 1949 model. The serial number is A226xxx and code 1422. If only it could talk!
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    Btw I finally got my truck and tractor out of the hole. I picked up this 10,000# which at tsc for 329$. I gotta say it works pretty doggone well especially for the money. We had to rig up 2 snatch...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    Ok that's good to know, and I'll start with the engine. Thanks for the help much appreciated! I'm hoping we get more dry weather so I can get the whole rig into the shop finally. I'll probably check...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    Yea that's just the tool I need, I wish you were closer too! I may have to bite the bullet and buy another winch today. I've got the M12000 on the front but I may get the cheaper VR12000 and put it...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    Well, I didn't get to play with any of my new junk because I spent the evening trying to get my truck unstuck. It's pretty bad. 449157449158449159449160
    I did get the welder out of the bed and...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    Ok thanks for the info and links! I'll start reading up this evening. The guy that had the equipment had taken the air cleaner off this welder to put on another one, so I don't think it had been run...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    Continental 4cyl gas, I think it's similar to the old ford 9n. Not sure on wattage, I think it's rated at 200amps.
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    I downloaded the manuals for both of the Lincolns and best I can tell I don't think the LN-25 has the internal contactor. Not sure if it's going to be very useful to me or not, but I'll try it out...
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    Re: Scored a few goodies today!

    The welder was owned by a farm for a long time. It has good oil in it but the air cleaner is missing. Looks like it has a main seal leak too, and the radiator has a ugly repair on it with a slow...
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    Scored a few goodies today!

    Well I hope they're all goodies anyway? I went to check out a wire feeder a fellow had for sale today and ended up buying it and trading for a couple others. The wire feeder is a Lincoln LN-25, ended...
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    Re: Running a welder on a generator for field use?

    U want to make 100$ on that sa200? ;) Folks are proud of them around here, before restoration they still want 2000$. May be all the pipeliners still like and use them on the job? I have been checking...
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    Re: Running a welder on a generator for field use?

    Great feedback, much appreciated! Is your 211 the original transformer model or the newer inverter?

    For that matter does anyone know if the transformer verses inverter type welder would be any...
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    Re: 14" Dry chop saws - any recommendations?

    I know it's not what you asked about but I like the HF horizontal bandsaw. I got mine recently for 200$ with the sale and coupon. For quick and ugly I use oxy/acet or a angle grinder.
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    Re: AR500 or other "gonog" steel

    Another consideration with welding the bushhog blades or any heat treated alloy is drawing the temper from the heat. That said perhaps a hard facing rod would do better.
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    Re: PA 200 ST & LN-25

    Thanks Terry I'm kinda considering all options right now. BTW good looking welds SA, as usual ;)! I like that bender in the background too, you have all the cool toys!! :thumbsup:
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    Re: PA 200 ST & LN-25

    Sorry I should have been more clear here, I wasn't saying I thought any Millermatic would do better than a big cv machine with a ln25, but rather running the feeder off a small cc inverter like the...
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    Re: PA 200 ST & LN-25

    How about from the PA200 or 300, how would it compare?
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    Re: PA 200 ST & LN-25

    Thanks I appreciate your experience and info. I'd kicked around getting a wire feeder and using it with my Dialarc, but hadn't considered it could be used with a little stick inverter too. If I went...
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    Re: PA 200 ST & LN-25

    That is a cool setup! How do the vs wire feeders running on a cc welder do compared to a regular mig? In comparison is it any harder or does it require different technique?
    Also SA, I know you've...
  47. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    I discovered something new today- the purple E3 electrodes work great on aluminum and steel. They stay pointed except for the very tip which will barely ball over. And they keep their shape and do...
  48. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    I put a new clean gas lense on and I'm getting great results finally! I knew something had to be wrong, I watched "welding tips and tricks" video about AC balance and he had a bad lense that was...
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    Re: Running a welder on a generator for field use?

    I appreciate the feedback folks. I think I may go with a MM211, seems like from what I've read people are really happy with them. The little Everlast stick units may be a good option too especially...
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    Re: XR4145H Price Check

    Yes it's very easy. You have to open the hood and lift the loader up and a couple of wing studs to unscrew and it slides right out.
  51. Thread: New LS XR4145HC

    by dntfxr
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    Re: New LS XR4145HC

    Nice choice!! I just did the same, sold my open station Kubota and my Ford and went with the cab LS. I love it and haven't missed the old ones at all! I think you will be happy too!!
  52. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Yea, most of the locals still call it heliarc. I kind of thought it might run hotter but wasn't sure. I've been practicing a little this morning and figured out one thing for sure. I've been using...
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    Re: Running a welder on a generator for field use?

    Ok thanks guys, that's what I was thinking. It's a 6500w continuos 8000w surge with a 30amp 240 plug so I should be good to go. I didn't know if the type of power it makes might screw with the welder...
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    Running a welder on a generator for field use?

    I've got a project coming up that will require welding away from any power sources. I do have a generac generator and was wondering how it would work to run something like a 200 amp stick inverter,...
  55. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Yes that has definitely helped. If I can get a quick puddle going and moving the torch quick then ease off it does much better. At least part of my problem is I have sat there and cooked the...
  56. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    It definitely helped! I've also experimented with 2% thoriated, 2% lanthanated and pure tungsten, and it seems the pure is the way to go for aluminum with my setup. The others split and deform and...
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    Re: Oh I wish I had $350 available right now

    There are deals to be found if one is persistent. I got my Dialarc HF for 350, minus the TIG setup. Good stick welder though.
  58. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Hahahaa nothing to do with experience huh?;) beautiful welds there! And machine!
  59. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Thanks Dan, if I can't get the 3/32 to work I will get a larger collet and go that route. Thanks for the tip. From what I've read I really wish I had AC balance. It would be nice if there was some...
  60. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    I think I'll stop and pick up a ceriated and a lanthanated on the way home just to try it. Some 4043 too, I think what I have is 5356 or something like that. I aught to pick up an inverter while I'm...
  61. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Actually I just looked at a color chart for electrodes and I've had my colors confused, I've been using the pure for steel and Thoriated for aluminum. I bet they'll work a lot better the other way...
  62. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    I couldn't stand it I had to go out and experiment with it last night. I didn't have a SS wire wheel or scotch brite or cleaner so I used the SS wire brush again and set up a lap joint with 1/8...
  63. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Thanks SA I'll try that. I had tried just a new ss wire brush before but I'll go with a new wheel and try the Scotch Brite too. Do you recommend cleaning with acetone or alcohol also?
  64. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Thanks for the link to the WW site, a ton of info and helpful folks there. I got the new resistor installed and she's back up and running. My post flow timer is still not working right so I got...
  65. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    OK thanks guys, I haven't had time to check the replies yet. Been too busy today but I'm headed there now. I appreciate everyone's help!:thumbsup:
  66. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Will do thanks SA. I've been kicking around adding a new inverter to the fold, afraid if I start reading too much over there I'll catch the bug for sure! Can't have too many I guess! Lol
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    Re: XR4145 Exhaust Smoking at 30 Hours

    Thanks to John from RCO for the info on the fuel and emissions systems, good to know the details on how they work together. The owners manual has brief descriptions of each but I had no idea they...
  68. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Sorry I missed your post.
    Yes I did set the points at first to .008 which they recommend but it seemed to work better at .010 as you suggest. I also did scuff them slightly with an old sanding belt....
  69. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Thanks Terry I think I found one failed component. Just to the right of the HF points is a ceramic looking tube that is broke in half. The break looks fresh. I looked in the downloaded owners manual...
  70. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    I had a short practice session after work this evening. Very short. I turned the welder on got all set up and tried adjusting the post flow controller back and forth several times and it began to...
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    Re: Fork attachment build.

    Point taken BB.
    Nice build SA, I appreciate you sharing with those of us with a desire to learn. I apologize to you if I came across as suggesting that I know a better way to do it than you. I have...
  72. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Thanks for the tips guys! That drill trick looks really neat! The local store had a special wheel made for tungsten I may go back for and set my grinder up. I click on my picture and I can't believe...
  73. Re: Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    Well thank you sir! You're too kind, any suggestions on how I can improve?
  74. Any suggestions on my tig setup -Dialarc HF (dinosaur)?

    First off let me say thanks to all who helped in my old thread, it is greatly appreciated. I went by my local welding supply and got the last few things I needed to get started- regulator, argon,...
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    Re: Fork attachment build.

    Looks nice, I am jealous of you welding table! Looks nice and heavy.
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    Re: LS XR4145H Losing power going uphill

    Good to know, I will check it out. And thanks for the heads up!
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    Re: LS XR4145H Losing power going uphill

    Glad you got it all sorted and have plenty new found power! Haven't had the issue yet with mine but good to know it's an easy fix.
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    Re: How to keep a tractor from getting stolen?

    Belgian Malinois work pretty well. Nothing's foolproof though. I guess good insurance is always the best bet.
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    Re: Just got first TIG rig!

    To my untrained eye your welds look good! BTW how do you like the Multimatic?
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    Re: Need welder advice...

    I gotcha, well like I said thanks again!:thumbsup:
  81. Re: Put Synthetic Hydraulic fluid in today....Impressions

    I got it here local from Muddy River out of Oak Grove. Lonnie has been great to deal with and will go all out to help. Excellent service also, they actually offered to come pick the tractor up and...
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    Re: Need welder advice...

    Ok thanks guys on both counts. I'll get the orange tungsten and go from there. I really just want to play around with it and get my feet wet with TIG, and have the option for my home shop if I need...
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    Re: Need welder advice...

    Can anyone recommend which tungsten electrode type I should try? I've read somewhere they liked the 100% tungsten but before I order a kit I figured you all may have some suggestions. Are there any...
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    Re: Fork attachment build.

    Prettiest stick welds I ever seen! You set the bar high sir. Do you mind me asking what material you recommend for the round bar at the top?
    I think I'm gonna go get some steel this week and copy...
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    Re: Need welder advice...

    Well whadya know my pedal came in today! I checked the tracking number and yup it was sitting out in the yard. That was really quick shipping. It looks to be all there, a little paint worn off but...
  86. Thread: LS XU6158

    by dntfxr
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    Re: LS XU6158

    Congrats on the new tractor!! Let us know how you like it once it's here!
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    Re: Fork attachment build.

    Another way to get it without the bend is just cut some L shapes from plate and stack them together, then put them inside.
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    Re: Lotos LT5000D Plasma cutter deal from Amazon

    Thanks for the feedback on the 3in1 I appreciate it. I think I'll hold off on it for now, the price went back up on Amazon anyway. I'm kinda thinking on getting separate rigs for each process.
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    Re: Fork attachment build.

    Yeah probably why no one uses them lol! Mine would probably be termed brush forks I guess... SA's way is much better!
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    Re: Fork attachment build.

    Hahahaa you caught me before I edited my post! I went back and looked at your pics and realized I was thinking of the flat bar being larger and oriented differently. So I deleted my dumb idea lol....
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    Re: Fork attachment build.

    If I can't find any old forks to use locally I may just cheat and put some really small gussets in the joint.
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    Re: Welding while wearing contact lens

    I've always welded with contacts in, never a problem.
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    Re: Need welder advice...

    The one I got looks to be in decent shape wires included, it was from a Miller service center and has been tested. Not sure, but hopefully it's not a dud...
    In the meantime I've been looking at...
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    Re: Fork attachment build.

    Looks perfect for your setup. I've been kicking around adding some forks to my hay spear attachment, or I may just build from scratch similar to yours. I'm always thinking of a use for pallet forks...
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    Re: Need welder advice...

    Ok so I got the pedal on the way, has been tested and looks to be in great shape. Also a friend gave me this torch awhile back, wp-26 I think it says. Is this ok to start with or even compatible with...
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    Re: Fork attachment build.

    Looks nice! What size tubing do you use for the forks? Do they seem plenty stout?
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    Re: Need welder advice...

    Actually the eBay listing had the wrong pics on the listing, so it's actually 2 rf23a pedal setups for 135$, not too bad a deal I guess.
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    Re: Need welder advice...

    Sorry, every post seems to double tap lately..
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    Re: Need welder advice...

    Well I almost started a new thread but since it's on the same subject as before I found my old one and figured I'd resurrect this one lol! Only 5 years later! Well since my welder purchase- the old...
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    Re: PICTURES ONLY thread

    Double post...
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