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    Re: CUT vs Skid Steer

    Amen. I love being able to see the cutting edge. With a SS, you are sitting right there where the action is.

    But 4 things I hate about the SS: (1) rear visibility just completely sucks; (2)...
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    Mowing Re: Clearing the radiator of debris

    Thanks for the tip. I might pick one of those up. I'm thinking the 36" version might be better for my tractor. With the loader on, it's hard to get in there very close.
  3. Re: How would you compare two HST transmissions?

    My Kioti just has a regular old garden variety 3-range HST. I would pay more for HST+, but I wouldn't exclude all other brands from consideration because of it.

    It would certainly be a factor...
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    Re: gr2120 VERY bad 1st impression

    I agree with the others. Take it back, trade it in on something NEW that a shady customer or this dealer hasn't had a chance to screw up.

    And if you trade it in now, you should require 100% of...
  5. Re: MSRP on the current comparable model to BX2200

    If you go to Build My Kubota and select the BX2370-1 with the 60" deck and add the bagger, it comes out to $15,800 without any other options, without any loader valve, etc.
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    Re: MX5100 / Woods DS96 Mowing mictures

    LD1, how's that Woods DS96 working for you?

    I'm looking at some more property and I'll need an 8' cutter if I buy the property. But I'll have to be sure about the specs. I think my Kioti DK50...
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    Re: Ford 8n or similiar

    To the OP, if you buy an 8n you will need to also buy an overrunning clutch from Tractor Supply, AgriSupply or other dealer. They are only about $80, but will save your bacon.

    Without an...
  8. Re: Who makes the higher HP HST utility tractor?

    Amen. My next tractor will have large front rims (ok, "wheels" for Gmanbart), and I'll take whatever transmission is available. HST would be nice, but a hydraulic shuttle would be a good second...
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    Re: gr2120 VERY bad 1st impression

    Can't comment on the transmission, but the cut quality could be a bent spindle, a bad spindle bearing, a bent blade or the deck could be out of level. It's possible the deck itself is bent, but...
  10. Re: PJ 16' Single Axle Tilt Trailer with 7,000 pound axle

    If/when I get to the point that I need more trailer than this 16' single axle tilt, I'll probably go with something like what you have. I'm already a big believer in tilt trailers after using this...
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    Re: Best way to balance a mower deck?

    I'm glad other posters corrected my oversight and mentioned checking tire pressure. That isn't your problem, but it is always the first thing to check with any sort of cutting issue. Just cranial...
  12. Re: Anyone have a PJ 2015 T1 13 or 16 foot ?????

    Thanks for the follow-up. I bought one too. I just updated my thread with pics of mine.
  13. Re: PJ 16' Single Axle Tilt Trailer with 7,000 pound axle

    I guess I should have updated this thread. I decided to buy the PJ 16' single axle tilt trailer. I realize that it may have some limitations vs. a dual axle trailer, but it was exactly what I...
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    Re: New Kioti CK4010HST on the way.

    Congrats! Sounds like you made quite a haul on all that equipment. Pics upon delivery, please.
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    Re: Best way to balance a mower deck?

    I'm not familiar with your mower, but there should be instructions for adjusting deck pitch (front-to-back) and level (side-to-side).

    Most mowers need to be pitched about 1/8" to 1/4" lower in...
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    Re: Dealing on new equipment

    A BX is going to ride just as rough as a zero turn, especially if the BX is equipped with R4 tires (which are very stiff).

    A couple of alternatives:

    First, look at Ferris zero turn mowers with...
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    Buying Advice Re: Best way to sell a tractor?

    Congrats on the successful sale!
  18. Thread: B3300SU

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    Re: B3300SU

    Congrats! Go buy a lotto ticket immediately . . . just in case your lucky streak isn't over yet. That was one heckuva deal.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Rotary Mower Shear Pin Help

    +1. I do the same thing.

    These cheap plastic shields all the manufacturers use these days are a gigantic pain in the tush. Someone could make a little money by fabricating replacement metal...
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    Buying Advice Re: Best way to sell a tractor?

    I've sold things on eBay in the past, but won't do it now. Dealing with the idiots that bid and then change their minds is just too much of a PITA.

    I've had good luck selling on Craigslist, but...
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    Mowing Re: Clearing the radiator of debris

    I've got one of those, and that's what I used the other day to blow out the radiator on my Kioti. Works good.
  22. Tractor Sizing Re: Tractor Recommendation - 10 acres, mountains, VERY steep driveway

    If I had that kind of topography, I'd swallow hard and buy a Ventrac and the necessary attachments. It won't be cheap, but neither are tractors and implements. And you'll feel a lot more secure on...
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    Comparison Re: Bought my first brand new tractor

    Sounds like a good deal. Congrats! Pics upon delivery, please.
  24. Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    I'm just bumping this thread back to the top for two reasons. First, I wonder if Ultrarunner bought a UTV yet. Secondly, I'm starting the process of researching a UTV purchase and found a lot of...
  25. Re: My Journey - Mahindra vs. John Deere vs. Kubota

    It will work as a counterbalance, but a rotary cutter sticks way out there behind your tractor. If you're in tight quarters, it will limit maneuverability and you'll have to be careful. Also, I...
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    Re: 1st Tractor - Advice Needed

    I agree with this post.

    Sure, there is a chance you can find a $4,000 tractor that will be dependable and not require any expensive parts or repairs, but there's an equal or better chance that...
  27. Re: Newbie learned a couple of things. Now I think I want to buy a machine

    Congrats on the L2501. Sounds like it was the one for you, and sounds like you got a good deal.

    Just FYI, High range on a 3-range HST tractor is typically only for rolling down the road. You...
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    Re: I'm like a kid in a candy store : )

    A dealer that honest deserves to be named here on TBN. What dealer is it?
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    Re: I'm like a kid in a candy store : )

    That is a good price on that seat. I've read about zero turn owners paying $800 or more for one for a zero turn.
  30. Re: Good price for a BX25D? Also what about extended warranty

    Sure you can. You can call today and get Kubota insurance on any tractor you own, whether it's financed or not.
  31. Buying Advice Re: Help this refugee fleeing air cooled for small tractor

    That's not completely true. The Grasshopper front-mount mowers will accept a variety of implements, although not the ground engaging types that the OP is looking for.

    Implements | Grasshopper...
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    Re: Rear mount finish mowers

    Why would you want left-to-right or right-to-left tilt?
  33. Re: Farmers lobbying for the right to fix own tractors

    If just one manufacturer would break out of the mold and offer diagnostic software and tools, I suspect a lot of these farmers would change tractor colors. And that would force the others to get in...
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    Re: 1st Tractor Purchase

    BXpanded's page for the UnderArmor says: "Will not fit tractors with the 2016 optional 60-inch Easy-Over drive-over deck mounts installed."

    Irene, you might want to call Harry at BXpanded and see...
  35. Re: Which lawn mower should I get? About 1 acre, slightly bumpy, barren patches

    I've got an old Toro high wheeled self-propelled (not the Personal Pace system) mower with the GTS (Guaranteed To Start) motor (don't know who makes that motor for them). I bought it used and I...
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    Re: Ferris ZTR

    Not much information to work with in your post. What model number is it? What motor is in it? How many hours are on it? Do you have any pics?

    Without more information, my initial thought is...
  37. Need Help - Replacing A/C Compressor Belt on Kioti DK50SE

    My air conditioner compressor belt is stretched out and needs to be replaced. I've adjusted the tensioner as far as it will go, and the belt still isn't tight. It's wobbling all over God's green...
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    Re: Rear mount finish mowers

    I mow in reverse with my Woods also.

    My question is why pick a 72" wide mower for a tractor with 70 pto hp?
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    Buying Advice Re: John Deere Tractor 4430

    bdog, I don't know what part of the state you're in, but in the mostly metropolitan areas like DFW any implements sized for a tractor like the 4430 apparently are gold plated. At least it seems that...
  40. Re: BX hitch lowering speed and cutting height adjusting knob removal

    I don't know, but I'm interested to find out too. I'll be watching this thread.
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    Re: New to forum

    Yes, read the manuals.

    And I recommend getting in the habit of checking the regular maintenance type items before you use the tractor every time. I'm talking fluids (engine oil, coolant,...
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    Re: wheel fell off tractor i just bought

    Apparently, he hasn't talked to the dealer yet so it's too early to say the dealer doesn't care. If you're referring to the dealer checking the bolts, it could have just been a mistake by a service...
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    Re: Can I jump my DK40SEHST?

    I just replaced the battery in my DK50SE a couple of days ago. Less than 3 years old.

    Of course, I had to take the grill guard and the grill off, both of which were easy. Overall, it was a...
  44. Re: Danville man killed Wednesday morning after 18-wheeler hits tractor

    Any time I have to drive one of my tractors on the road, I make sure to have a SMV triangle on it and my flashers turned on. But I wouldn't get on a divided road. I get enough pucker factor just...
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    Re: Sad day in our neighborhood

    I have an absolutely firm - no exceptions - rule: I don't ever get off the tractor with the PTO engaged. Period.

    Sometimes it's a PITA and would be easier to just leave it running. But the risk...
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    Buying Advice Re: John Deere Tractor 4430

    I would happily buy a 4430 for my 30 acres if I found a good deal on one. When I bought my tractor for my 30 acres, I thought 50 hp would be plenty. Well, in some cases it is and in others it's...
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    Mowing Re: Clearing the radiator of debris

    Have any of you ever tried the Radiator Genie? Radiator Genie | High Pressure Air and Water wands for cleaning radiators and condensors
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    Re: How is this a safety device??

    My John Deere GT235e had the knob you had to pull up to keep the PTO engaged when you went into reverse. At first it was an annoyance, and then I got used to it and it never bothered me again. It...
  49. Re: Newbie learned a couple of things. Now I think I want to buy a machine

    Good call on going with the ag tires. They will give you a LOT more traction than the R4's.

    I doubt the L3301 will lift enough weight to put too much stress on the R1 tires assuming they're...
  50. Re: Warrant & service comparison between brands - First time tractor buyers

    Houston is a very big place. What part of the area are you in? That will help the Houston area folks give you some recommendations.

    My 2 cents: Most tractor manufacturers make good, reliable...
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    Re: What to buy big vs small?

    It's hard to beat the overall utility of the L35 or L48, assuming the loader capacity is satisfactory for you.
  52. Buying Advice Re: Tractor and Implement Buying Advice for my Wooded 4 Acres Please!

    Congrats on the new tractor. Please post some pics when you get it.

    On your upcoming decisions:

    1. A box blade is a really simple tool. There's not much to go wrong with one of them, and any...
  53. Price Check Re: 2012 Kubota BX2660 MMM FEL & Canopy w/ ~200hours for $13K?

    Around here, I think that would be too high. Prices may be different in your area. I bought a BX2660 (175 hours) with FEL and 60"MMM a couple of years ago for $11,000.
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    Price Check Re: 1st Tractor Purchase

    I happen to think that you got a smoking deal on that setup. I would have bought that for that price, and I don't even need another tractor. Congrats!
  55. Re: Can you suggest manufactures to check for subframe mounted backhoes for a SCUT

    Agreed. Or a BX23, which can be bought for around $12,000.
  56. Comparison Re: Which to buy>>>Old Kubota L3750HDT Vs newer L3200HST

    I don't hay, so I can't help you there. But an L3200 or L3400 sounds awfully small for 60 acres of hay. I do know enough about hay to know that once it's cut, when it's time to bale you have a...
  57. Re: Zero Turn Mowers - Too Many Choices, Need Help!

    That's easy. The Vanguard is a 28hp EFI motor and should provide lots of power, easy starting, and dependable service for many years, all while sipping fuel at a lower rate than a carbed engine. If...
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    Re: Used Kioti CK30 price check

    The price does sound good. I'd make the deal conditioned on getting the fuel leak fixed. But I'd still buy it even if I had to pay for the fix (assuming it's a fairly simple fix and not something...
  59. Comparison Re: Another newbie looking for advice - no affinity to color

    Nice! Sounds like you got the right tractor and found a good dealer. Congrats! Pics needed.
  60. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    I agree. If Kubota thought the treadle pedal was hurting their sales, they'd change it. I know some people have strong opinions on treadle vs. dual pedals, but I suspect most people are like me -...
  61. Re: Zero Turn Mowers - Too Many Choices, Need Help!

    Mine does great on hills - much better than any mid-mount I've tried. Mine has the bar tires on it, which I'm sure help a lot.
  62. Re: rust control - POLY-FIBER TUBE SEAL LINE OIL versus Fluid Film

    Never heard of it, but it sure sounds good.
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    Re: Slip Clutch maintenance.

    For me, Plan B would be to take the mower while the bolts are loosened and the springs are decompressed and run the mower over a fire ant mound or something that you know should make it slip.

    What...
  64. Buying Advice Re: Help me find a tractor to manage my 40 wooded acres

    How did I miss this thread? You're practically a neighbor to me. I live near Lavon. If I can ever help you, let me know.

    Oh, and congrats on the new tractor and grapple.
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    Buying Advice Re: John Deere F935 Replacment

    I really don't know much about those mowers, but I certainly wouldn't be scared of a well maintained Yanmar diesel motor with 2,500 hours on it. And you've already got a parts mower, so it could be...
  66. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    And that's why test driving these things is so important. What one guy likes another guy will hate. And vice versa.

    Have you looked at any other brands, or are you stuck on Kubota and Deere as...
  67. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    What you will learn is that size and weight on a tractor are good things, not bad things. Most compact tractors will run out of traction before they run out of power, so some extra weight helps put...
  68. Re: Zero Turn Mowers - Too Many Choices, Need Help!

    That's what I've got. Mine is a 729BT front-mount with the Briggs Vanguard motor and 61" PowerFold deck. I'm really happy with it. I wanted a diesel but this one came along with low hours and the...
  69. Re: Newbie learned a couple of things. Now I think I want to buy a machine

    It's probably the CK2610HST. They have both the CK2510 and the 2610. The 2610 has a 3 range transmission while the 2510 has a 2 range. They both have the same gross HP, but the 2610 has a couple...
  70. Re: Newbie learned a couple of things. Now I think I want to buy a machine

    I looked at the previous generation LS that was replaced by the XJ2025H - I think it was a J2023 if I remember correctly. It was a really nice little tractor, and it would be in my garage right now...
  71. Re: Zero Turn Mowers - Too Many Choices, Need Help!

    Vince, I didn't say that all Kawasaki motors were crap. I said it's not a sure thing anymore like it used to be. I keep reading posts on lawn care forums of various problems, which makes me believe...
  72. Re: Zero Turn Mowers - Too Many Choices, Need Help!

    I agree. Kawasaki used to be top of the line, but a Kawasaki motor in a ZTR mower is not a sure thing these days.

    I'd take a Briggs Vanguard over a Kawasaki every time and all day every day. The...
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    Re: Box blade

    Oldballs, I don't envy you on that job. But that's a nice thing you did for your neighbor.
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    Re: Kabora m7040

    "Kabora". That's a new one. Haven't seen that derivation before.
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    Re: Slip Clutch maintenance.

    So, did it slip?
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    Buying Advice Re: Backhoe thumb and ripper

    I'd call the guy at Bro-Tek and give him the dimensions and he might be able to cross-reference it to one he makes for another tractor. I forget his name, but he was pretty accessible by phone when...
  77. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    :laughing: But every time they tell me they didn't make any money on the deal, I know I paid too much.
  78. Comparison Re: Another newbie looking for advice - no affinity to color

    I would take a LIGHT box blade over a RR if my goal was to move dirt. And that would be especially true in clay soil. I don't have the pleasure of working in sandy loam, so I can't comment on that....
  79. Re: Newbie learned a couple of things. Now I think I want to buy a machine

    Well, the B series has a TLB combo - the B26 - but it is a LOT more expensive (probably almost double) the price of the BX25. Of course, it is a lot more capable too, but that comes at a price.
    ...
  80. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    The dealer not giving you his absolute bottom dollar price right off the bat is no indication that he is not an honest dealer. Buying a tractor is more like buying a car than it is like buying a new...
  81. Comparison Re: Another newbie looking for advice - no affinity to color

    Jeff, I know you love your Ratchet Rake, and I like mine too, but I think your comparison is way out of whack. Using a RR in place of a box blade for moving dirt is like using a butter knife instead...
  82. Re: Newbie learned a couple of things. Now I think I want to buy a machine

    momule, here's a link to the wheel spacers that Bro-Tek has available. If I had the slope you're dealing with, I'd get some 3" rear spacers and 1.25" front spacers. Since you're not going to use a...
  83. Re: Zero Turn Mowers - Too Many Choices, Need Help!

    Agreed. Those mowers the OP listed are homeowner grade, which means cost cutting on transmissions, motors, decks, etc. A gently used commercial grade mower is a smarter buy that will last longer...
  84. Re: Kodiak and Titan multi-spindle cutter specs

    Have you looked at the John Deere MX8? I just saw some specs on it that said it had a blade tip speed of 15,739. That sounds pretty good.

    Of course, green paint is typically expensive, but it...
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    Re: BX2660 - what is this part?

    Don't know about all of them, but my BX2660 does not have a foldable ROPS.
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    Re: Be careful of car ramps!

    +1 on the jack stands.
  87. Buying Advice Re: Best riding mower for rolling land and 6 acres?

    I haven't seen that one. I'll have to try one of those. You are right about the lever getting in the way sometimes, especially in tight places like trying to grease the zerk in a u-joint.
  88. Re: Need New Garden Tractor, Kubota vs Cub Cadet

    Has Kubota fixed the transmissions in the GR series? Are they now reliable?
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    Re: Tires for ZD331

    The Carlisle AT101 chevron tires have great traction in my experience.

    Amazon.com: Carlisle AT11 Lawn & Garden Tire - 24X12-12: Automotive
  90. Re: Good price for a BX25D? Also what about extended warranty

    I'm not up to date on BX25 pricing, so I can't help you there.

    Kubota tractors are very, very reliable. Mostly likely, if there are any issues, you'll find them in the first 100 hours or so. I...
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    Re: Loading a Zero Turn Mower on a trailer

    I recently bought a PJ tilt trailer. The 11 degree load angle makes loading and unloading a breeze for my ZTR mower and my BX tractors.

    I bought this one:

    PJ Trailers | Single Axle HD Tilt
    ...
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    Re: what to do with my rotary shredder

    I worked outside in this Texas heat wave all day today. Simply miserable.
  93. Buying Advice Re: Best riding mower for rolling land and 6 acres?

    +1 for the Lock-N-Lube. And it works best with a flexible hose on the grease gun.
  94. Comparison Re: Grasshopper vs Ferris vs John Deere vs Snapper

    First of all, just closing off the side discharge does not convert the deck to a mulching deck. A mulching mower has much more baffling under the deck that is designed to keep the grass cut by each...
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    Re: Sharpening mower blades

    Amen to that!
  96. Re: 1938 Minneapolis-Moline sells for $200,000

    Nope, no 3 point hitch. We had 2 old Minnies on the farm that just had a drawbar. They were NOT worthless at all. They were for plowing (not just moldboarding but chisel plows, pulling one-way...
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    Re: Semi - Commercial Zeroturn Comparison

    I have no personal experience with the Deere, but I've read that two things will really help the ride on the Deere:

    1. Put pneumatic front tires on to replace the flat free ones; and
    2. Keep...
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    Re: What a tragedy

    Well said.

    So, some people think I should take the hitch off my truck so that when I'm rear-ended by some idiot who's too busy texting to pay attention to his/her driving, the idiot's car won't...
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    Re: MoJack pro Video Review

    Good review. That looks like a very sturdy unit (much, much better than those 300 pound rated ones I see at Harbor Freight and TCS), but I still wouldn't get under the mower unless I had jack stands...
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    Re: what to do with my rotary shredder

    I'll bet things got exciting for a few seconds when that stump jumper broke. Probably sounded like World War III started.

    I'd go buy a better quality cutter and figure out what to do with the old...
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