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  1. Re: Why does flux core wire weld thicker metal than MIG?

    wow is that impressive.
  2. Re: Why does flux core wire weld thicker metal than MIG?

    What does the weld look like? Quality?
  3. Re: Have truck, have canoe - how to put canoe on truck?

    I've had the best luck with dropping the tailgate and putting the canoe on an angle. Works great.

    The roof thing without a bracket can either scratch or dent the roof (I've done both) or the pad...
  4. Re: Why does flux core wire weld thicker metal than MIG?

    Flux core with gas. Very interesting.
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    Re: Oil DRAIN PLUG TORQUE

    Wise advice here.





    This is right because plugs are a "seat of the pants" thing that is done by either feel or torque wrench. Experience teaches how tight that tight actually is and if one...
  6. Why does flux core wire weld thicker metal than MIG?

    Why does the same machine setup with flux core wire weld thicker metal than the same machine set up as MIG? My Lincoln SP170T owner's manual gives a chart that shows flux wire welding a noticeably...
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    Re: Having a problem with popup re-direction.

    I'm on a big laptop. Never used a tablet.

    In the middle of this reply I got the popup again and when I went to X out of it I was given the choice to "stay on this page" or "leave this page". The...
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    I wasn't going to mention this but I put some pallets down by the road a couple days ago. I often set free stuff out. Anyway, the next morning they were gone and I asked the wife what happened and...
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    Re: Having a problem with popup re-direction.

    It's also difficult to post. If you start typing for a thread and the pop up appears, when you 'x' out of it the screen re-directs to a new page and the thread response is gone. I lost a couple of...
  10. Re: How would you like 18" of rain in 6 hours?

    One inch of rainfall is more than 27,000 gallons of water per acre. It's hard to imagine 18" of rainfall.
  11. Thread: Ford 2120

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    Re: Ford 2120

    I had a 2110 with a Du-Al loader and it was the best tractor that I ever owned. There were a lot of these built and it is hard to imagine needing a replacement part and not be able to find it. t's...
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    Re: Mig weld bead diagnosis chart?

    What a great site and a good reference. Thank you.
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    Re: Mig weld bead diagnosis chart?

    When I was a newbie at this I got great info from the Lincoln Welding site. I had their hard copy material but I was told everything was on line as well. Their material is excellent. My instructor...
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    Re: Anyone use tomahawk skidsteer attachments?

    Xfaxman---thank you
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    Re: Anyone use tomahawk skidsteer attachments?

    There are a whole bunch of them coming up at an auction so that info is good to know. Think I could pick up 2,000 lbs with one? it is rated 2800 lbs so would you feel comfortable?
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    Re: Anyone use tomahawk skidsteer attachments?

    Do you recall what those 42" SSQA forks sold for and are you happy with them?
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    Re: Kubota F series

    Is the F2680 the one you traded but got back? I almost bought that from Barlow's.
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    Re: The Sorry State of Today's Journalism

    Good thread.
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    Re: Need your advice on tillers!

    I do the same thing and use option #1. The only issue you will encounter is that a tiller will create a hardpan in the soil that, unless broken with a chisel or ripper, will cause water problems and...
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    Re: Those of you with TWO tractors, which ones?

    TerryKnight--Wow, you are the poster child for the good reasons to own more equipment. Love it and love the tree stump.
  21. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I live near a very windy stretch of highway and it is a common sight to see a couple of campers a year get blown over in high winds. Semis, too and every now and then the high winds will blow over an...
  22. Re: Best Implement or Equipment to Rent to clean up road side ditches

    If there' a lot of grass in the ditch won't the rear blade just slip over it and fail to dig in?
  23. Re: Best Implement or Equipment to Rent to clean up road side ditches

    I've seen great ditch jobs using a small track hoe with a wide bucket and no teeth on it.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: odd behavior of 3pt today...

    Well, check it out and advise.
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    Re: What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    My get up and go got up and went
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    3-Point Hitch Re: odd behavior of 3pt today...

    What isn't the same? Is it possible you had the draft control lever all the way down in the past and left it that way? In that case, your lift arms would raise and lower without interference or...
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    Re: Having a problem with popup re-direction.

    well, I right clicked on the ad to get it's address and this came up.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/#

    Not sure if that came off the ad--it probably didn't--but that's what I got. When I...
  28. Re: Is "breakout force" the amount a loader will lift?

    From the link that I gave, does any of that info tell how much the loader will lift?
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    Re: Just order 2015 JD 5085M

    That's a nice touch and looks good on a cab tractor like yours.
  30. Is "breakout force" the amount a loader will lift?

    Dumb question but I've always wondered how much my Deere 5520 with 541SL loader will lift. It's a lot because several times I've lifted more than I thought possible. In the site shown below the data...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: odd behavior of 3pt today...

    On my tractors, if I put the draft control lever up the three point arms will not drop all the way. It's always been that way and I get draft control on everything.
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    Re: Those of you with TWO tractors, which ones?

    These are difficult questions but I would say you need at least two and possibly three tractors for a large rural lot or farmstead style setting. You need the Kubota L4610 that you already have. Then...
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    Re: Just order 2015 JD 5085M

    Forgot the picture.
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    Re: Anyone have a 5205 Deere

    Thanks for info on first gear, really is pretty fast for some tasks. I've been looking but can find no online info on a creeper gear available for this tractor.
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    Anyone have a 5205 Deere

    Does anyone own or have info on a Deere 5205 tractor? I might get a chance to look at one that has only a couple hundred hours on it and it would work well with a seeder I am thinking of getting. I'm...
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    Re: Chart of hummingbird arrival in your area.

    We have seen a few so far in Ohio and my wife planted 120 feet of "Cardinal Vine" flowers along a tell fence that is sure to keep them around . Apparently, they love those flowers.
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    Re: Chart of hummingbird arrival in your area.

    Interesting thing about tree swallows, and probably all swallows is that they eat an enormous amount of insects. When we lived in the buggy area north of Bangor, I put up around 35 houses for them...
  38. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Along the same lines, we saw a moron hauling a load of very small gravel with a lot of sand in an open trailer on the interstate! Sand and gravel were blowing out the back and pelting vehicles in his...
  39. Re: Does anyone own the Harbor Freight 20 ton press?

    I don't know what to do to bend steel and was hoping someone here would tell me. Seems I would dies or something.
    Does anything come with the press?
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    Re: Having a problem with popup re-direction.

    The problem has lessened and it seems to occur for a while and then not occur for a while. Beats me and may not even be TBN.
  41. Does anyone own the Harbor Freight 20 ton press?

    Can anyone comment on their 20 ton press? It's on a coupon sale for the lowest I've seen it---$153--and that's enough to push me over the edge. Any advice to go with this or other commentary? I want...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Can anyone comment on the 20 ton press? It's on a coupon sale for the lowest I've seen it---$153--and that's enough to push me over the edge. Any advice to go with this or other commentary?

    Also,...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I have one of these and you are right. For $10, it is a no-brainer. It gets used hard and while it occasionally feels like it wants to break, it never does.
    Two thumbs up for me.
  44. Re: Is it better to use gear oil or trans fluid in front axle of FWA Kubotas?

    Type it in the "Google Custom Search" box at the top of the TBN page. It easy. In fact, look close and you'll see I even mis-typed my search question and it corrected it.
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    Re: Tundra vs. Chevy

    Yes...oops. I meant Tacoma.
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    Re: Tundra vs. Chevy

    I am thinking similar things now with 4wd, V6, etc but also like the 4 cylinder Tundra. Be careful, the 4wd won't tow very much if anything.

    OOPS--Make that 4 cyl Tacoma
  47. Re: Is it better to use gear oil or trans fluid in front axle of FWA Kubotas?

    Here's a search for some of those people. It's not terribly common but is common enough to be an issue. Pick and choose.

    Search Results - TractorByNet.com
  48. Re: How often do you sharpen or replace mower blades?

    Good thinking. I'm also going to get a backup set of blades or maybe just replace annually as EddieWalker suggests. These big blades are $125 a set, however and I can't find an aftermarket maker.
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    Re: All I can see is dollar signs!

    If it makes you feel any better, I used to change the mower blades on my B7800 Kubota by just picking the whole tractor up with my big tractor and using chains on the loader to hook on . Really a...
  50. Re: How often do you sharpen or replace mower blades?

    It's interesting that most people seem to use the abrasive flap disc rather than the grinding wheels of years ago.
  51. Re: Is it better to use gear oil or trans fluid in front axle of FWA Kubotas?

    Oldpath--there was a thread not too long ago that dealt with how to fix this type of leak. Seemed pretty straightforward and worth a search to try to track it down. Maybe even start a new thread?
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    Having a problem with popup re-direction.

    I never got popups until recently but now a Tim Horton popup blocks the page EVERY TIME I change the page. Or try to.

    When I "x" out of the popup, it re-directs me to the prior page I was on. Then...
  53. Re: How often do you sharpen or replace mower blades?

    Tractor not quite that clean. Date shown in photo is 4 years earlier. :D

    But I do wash them either once a year or every other year and I am fundamentally (wife says) pretty sloppy otherwise....
  54. How often do you sharpen or replace mower blades?

    My current mowing setup is a 7 ft pull type Woods RD8400. Recently I put new blades on and the difference in the grass quality is amazing compared with the "before" blades. I mow at 3 1/2". The mower...
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    Re: How do you reduce the PIA of greasing?

    I switched to pistol grip grease guns and flex hoses. That's about the least painful I have been able to make it. One of the grease guns is one that I can flip a lever for extra pressure. Greasing is...
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    Re: All I can see is dollar signs!

    I've done things like this and the only answer is to just pony up the $$ and get it put 100% back ASAP to the way it was. Any less always leaves a hole in your heart and a bad feeling every time you...
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    Re: Wedding today at my gazebo

    Wow, what a great gazebo. Looks like a good time and happy people.
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    Re: Resurrected rear blade.

    Looks great. I almost always rebuild things I buy and have never regretted it. If you can buy cheap enough and buy the right item, you can have fun and maybe pocket a couple of $$ along the way.
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    Re: Value of a John Deere 790 (about a 2001)

    I didn't know it came otherwise?
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    Re: Need help buying single cup coffee maker

    So I ordered the K145 from a dealer at Amazon. When it arrived, it had been opened and resealed. The dealer tried to get me to keep it for $15 off but I sent it back. So now I'm $17 in the hole from...
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    Re: Helpful neighbor!

    This is the elephant in the room and I can tell you it will eventually bring you satisfaction and much anguish to her. I'll bet she thinks it's no big deal but I have done this and it will work and...
  62. Re: What else do you do with forks besides lift pallets?

    This has really turned into an informative thread. Pallets seem like the last thing you use forks for.
  63. Re: Homemade tractor universal grader/scraper gr-250 prototype

    You could ease in by doing general repairs as well as building things for specific purposes. One plan could help the other. People always need things welded and improved and it's a great way to get...
  64. Re: Homemade tractor universal grader/scraper gr-250 prototype

    You could ease in by doing general repairs as well as building things for specific purposes. One plan could help the other. People always need things welded and improved and it's a great way to get...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    Upper 80's lately and today and grass is growing faster than I can cut it. While I still can recall those colder temps of the long winter, it's amazing how a few weeks of warmer weather pushes the...
  66. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Gman--That is a good looking trailer. What a great way to get gravel , dirt, wood or many other things. One of those has always been on my short list.
    I sure wished you lived closer so I could be...
  67. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Remember the truck that was pushing a small car sideways at highway speeds and didn't know it was there?
    Can you even imagine?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiLj3MsLCrw
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    Re: Value of a John Deere 790 (about a 2001)

    Assuming it's FWA, I would think it would be worth more than $10,000. It's great if you could it for that but if she advertised it for $12,000 or $13,000 I'll bet it would sell pretty quick.
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    Re: Out of state guy who bought from Barlows

    I would steer clear of that first dealer even if there was no other dealer involved. Guys that that fail to grasp what makes a business work will likely fail anyway.
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    Re: Cordless drills

    I forgot about Hitachi. I use Makita but I have heard good things about Hitachi from guys that really use things hard.
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    Re: Deere Hydraulics - my 5055e a Lemon

    kornowsd;

    I agree with the frequent use comments above. As mentioned earlier in the thread, I had a sticky remote lever that cause my trans fluid to overheat and the brakes on my JD5520 to fail....
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    Re: Tundra vs. Chevy

    What did you buy?
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    Re: 3 point lift Ford 5000

    It's been like that forever. Read the post before yours. I change my titles all the time.
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    Re: 3 point lift Ford 5000

    If your draft control is fully raised I don't think the lift arms will drop. It's that way on my JD and Kubota. Check that.

    Also, you can edit the title. Go into edit and then advance and change...
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    Re: Cordless drills

    I'm Makita all the way and use their 18V system with the 3AH big battery--longer lasting. It performs flawlessly and I have everything from a drill to a sawzall and smaller circular saw. Never a...
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    Re: Tundra vs. Chevy

    I remember the olden days of the 1960's and '70's when people traded at 65,000 to 75,000 miles because that's when they started to fall apart. Few trucks ever reached 85,000 or so and if you said a...
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    Re: Kubota B3350 tractor regeneration problems

    Thank you very much on the three cylinder info. I had no idea but it does make sense and changes the way I think about three cylinders.
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    Re: How high do you mow your grass?

    TomSeller--the chart in your post at #31 is really great. I never thought about it but taller tops means longer roots and a better ability to withstand droughts, etc. Plus, mowing at 3.5" really cuts...
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    Re: Would You Accept This As New

    Wow, it sure looks clean and you sure sound happy. Congratulations. Maybe you could send some pictures of it at work when the time comes.
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    Re: Kubota B3350 tractor regeneration problems

    How can three cylinders be more balanced than four? I have no idea but it doesn't sound logical.
  81. Re: Homemade tractor universal grader/scraper gr-250 prototype

    What is shocking is that you actually made it and that it works so well. Very impressive.
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    Re: How high do you mow your grass?

    As mentioned, I did go with 3.5" but just happened to find my old note on the manual that suggests 2.5" to 3" for bluegrass and 2.5' for fescue. Mine is a blend of the two.

    The 3.5" is easier to...
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    Re: Need help buying single cup coffee maker

    Actually, the sad part is that I don't really drink coffee. The wife and mid 90's MIL do. I'm just trying to be a nice guy to a couple of coff-a-holics. Besides, if I do happen to want a cup of...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Here's one to avoid. It's this work light @ $12.99

    Fluorescent Work Light

    The hanging hook is in the wrong place, the reflector in the back slips down and when you try to separate things to put...
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    Re: Need help buying single cup coffee maker

    Lehman's (Amish) Hardware in Kidron, Ohio has some grinders.

    Lehman's - Search
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    Re: How high do you mow your grass?

    I'm the OP and decided to go with 3 1/2".

    Thank you all.
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    Re: Helpful neighbor!

    You have to love Karma.
  88. Re: Best Stain for "Barn Red" color and long lasting protection

    That is the best and most concise answer, especially regarding paint vs stain. Always buy the best so you don't have to do it twice after the first method fails.
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    Re: TC24DA Broke in half.

    Pictures would be great.
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    Re: John Deere mdl 71 flex planter plates

    The seed company usually provides that information and it's printed on the bag. They will give the seed plate number as well as the next size larger.
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    Re: Adding Kubota rear remotes

    Let me add something for guys with multiple remotes who don't use them a lot. Last year I had some overheating issues on a tractor and after lots of angst and dealer diagnoses, it turned out to be a...
  92. Re: Added a skid steer adaptor to my JD 5520 and JD 790 QA loaders

    Sorry for delay. It's Mast Farm Service in Millersburg, Ohio and my adaptor was a custom build. Their website is a little light but does list the basics of what they build as stock items and their...
  93. Re: Accidentally put 4 gallons of diesel in pickup

    OK, I'm now 700 miles into this and the vehicle runs fine, has plenty of power and the mileage is the same. It only stumbled a couple of times the first day before I realized what I did. I've kept...
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    Re: Good morning!!!!

    You were the only one that doubted yourself. We all knew you had the true grit to make it.
    There's a lesson in there somewhere.
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    Re: Tundra vs. Chevy

    My Tundra can pull nearly 10,000 lbs and I do it. It pulls great. I get about 13 MPG with 9,500 lbs but I'm on flat roads, no stops and don't go very fast. I've had both trucks and for the...
  96. Added a skid steer adaptor to my JD 5520 and JD 790 QA loaders

    My Deere 5520 with a QA loader is great but I couldn't use skid steer attachments with it without an adaptor. I thought about it for a few years and finally bought an adaptor. I didn't want to make...
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    Re: Working in the dealership

    Congrats on a great job at the right time in life.

    I'm just a poster here but from my days and relatives in the repair field, the service writer is the gatekeeper to all that happens in repair....
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    Re: Landscape rake width

    That's the right width. Wider is always better on a landscape rake.
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    Re: lost trigger finger

    I know a guy that uses his middle finger and is right handed. He's says it is east to do. No need for left handed.
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    Re: lost trigger finger

    Decades ago, my uncle blew off the tip of his trigger finger while blasting stumps. He was able to draw some humor from it and did fine over the years with the other fingers compensating.
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