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    Re: Bad Day at Block Rock - errrr - Make it Bad Year.

    Got some real careful readers on here that are just reading "block" vs "black" for the first time after 677 posts!

    I'd maybe reply back to more posts, but I seem to have a knack of saying...
  2. BushHog 286 w/B&P or Binnachi slip clutch - which disks?

    Hi guys. Per title; I know I have the Bondioli&Pavesi/Binnachi slip clutch since the center of the Flange Plate is solid (no hole). That doesn't help a lot - BushHog's manual tells me nothing about...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    A post in "Rural Living" reminded me that the HF telescoping flagpole is decent. Wife bought her mom one many years ago. It's still in use and holding up fine.
  4. Re: How often to change gearoil in BH rotary cutter SQ172?

    I plan to change the gearbox lube in my BH286 every time the bottom seal gets taken out by a stray piece of barbed wire.
  5. Thread: Flag pole

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Flag pole

    Wife got her mom one of the Harbor Freight telescoping flagpoles many years ago. To my surprise, it has held up very well!
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    Re: Polaris sportman800 fluid change.

    There's guys over on the Polaris forum that sell the service manuals for $10 (download). RangerForums.net - Polaris Ranger Forum
  7. Re: attachments/process needed post clear cutting

    For clearing within 100ft or so of the homesite, and where you want any smooth "lawn" or garden, IMHO, the only "implement" you should consider is a dozer. Just too much for most any tractor,...
  8. Thread: wood splitter

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    Re: wood splitter

    Wife and I really like her 22ton ELECTRIC. Built identical to similarly rated gas or 3-pt, just with an electric motor. It NEEDS a solid 20A circuit and a HEAVY 12g extension cord if you MUST use...
  9. Thread: Blood Pressure

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    Re: Blood Pressure

    I am trying SO hard to get over myself at the annoyance that up until a couple of years ago, I could eat all the salty stuff and added salt I wanted and never have systolic BP much over 120 or 130. ...
  10. Thread: Cougar

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    Re: Cougar

    Our first "absolutely certain, 3 different individuals" sighting in middle Tennessee was in about 1996. Of a solid BLACK one, no less! Or at least very wet/dirty/dark! There had been the...
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    Re: How often do replace your surge protectors?

    I'm running one of these in each load center..... wonder if they have a better life expectancy?

    Amazon.com: Square D by Schneider Electric QO2175SB QO SurgeBreaker Surge Protective Device Takes 2...
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    Re: Briggs/Nikki overrev problem

    OCD me, I pulled the carb again to double check everything - there is nothing "off" except that slightly loose throttle shaft! Pulled and checked the intake manifold for any leaks/cracks. Nothing. ...
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    Dissected like a cadaver... oh the hu-pallet-manity!
  14. Re: Looking for suggestions for use of retired fire hoses

    I'm not sure how he sealed up the ends and added a fill/release valve, but a buddy of mine once used 4ft-6ft sections of old fire hose in a box jig to press together wood laminations for making...
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    Re: Briggs/Nikki overrev problem

    Maybe nevermind..... Since the governor and all linkage seems to be working properly, I'm convinced that the problem MUST be the carb itself. Although I hate the Nikki, I found a new exact...
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    Briggs/Nikki overrev problem

    Hi gang. F-I-L brought me his TroyBilt rider with the Briggs&Stratton 17HP (9BSXS.5002VP) engine. It was running, but VERY rich; missing and black smoke, like the choke was stuck on. It has the...
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    Mowing Re: Clearing the radiator of debris

    My daughter just had her A/C evaporator coil cleaned. The tech showed us before/after pics. The difference was amazing. I don't know what kind of chemical/detergent he used, but it did not involve...
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    Re: Tie Rod Dust Cap Question...

    The boots on my L4330 are continually torn. Kubota parts prices are too high to repeatedly replace the boots, plus, they are a pain to replace properly. I figure when they wear to the point of...
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    Re: What size wood stove?

    I know that the subject is wood STOVES and not wood furnaces, but my wood furnace has a "domestic hot water loop" in the upper part of the firebox where it doesn't interfere with loading, and the...
  20. Re: Changing the Starter Drive Gear on a B & S /Craftsman Garden Tractor- 4 HOURS!

    The starter bendix/drive is not available as a part on my Cub 1050 w/Kohler twin. Hafta buy the entire stinkin starter assembly! At least it's easy to R/R.
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    Re: What size wood stove?

    Good that you are considering your glass and high ceilings. I did not give those characteristics adequate attention!

    In my experience, many wood-burning devices over-produce to the degree that...
  22. Thread: Ammunition

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    Re: Ammunition

    I can't decide if I'd rather have the F/A18 Hornet or the Tomahawk cruise missile in my nightstand? :confused2:
  23. Thread: Dead Racoons?

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    Re: Dead Racoons?

    Wow! I think that's the first quintapost I've seen.
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    Re: LED Garage Lights

    I noticed that the latest Costco flyer has the Feit's on sale. IIRC, they were $23.99.

    My two have been working awesome plugged into the GDO. I actually USE the "light" button on the opener...
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    Re: Ideas on Stripped Bolt Hole ???

    Yes. Yes he did.
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    Re: Ideas on Stripped Bolt Hole ???

    Lots of cycles of your favorite penetrating oil and heat (like a propane torch) on that muffler might just do the trick. It will probably take several days of soaking.

    If you have enough metal...
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    Re: Humidity Venting

    A dehumidifier comes with an empty-able tank - some easier to empty than others. This will probably be a pain during the first few days while it dries out, but may not be too bad after it reaches...
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    Re: Small engine trouble

    I have the little 900w HF generator that acts that way. Figured out why. The main jet stays submerged in the tiny bit of fuel that remains after running it "dry". And on that generator, the...
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    I'm afraid we may never hear from Robert again.
  30. Re: How to brushhog uneven terrain without damaging equipment

    If I'm going to back mine into thick stuff on an UP incline, I generally raise it up, then back up, then drop it down onto its victims. I have bent a tailwheel frame backing into stuff, but not the...
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    Tires Re: A physics question of leverage

    Trying (with not much success) to think back on my Mechanics courses at GaTech. So with the outer edge of the rims at 65" width either way, the difference will be where the wheel center disks are. ...
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    Re: Rectifier for a 1989 Sears riding mower.

    Now that it's fixed, it doesn't really matter, but lately I've been having good luck getting all my small engine and lawnmower parts at Jack's Small Engine. Their parts diagrams are usually good.
    ...
  33. Re: cub cadet i1050 . . where are the deck spindle grease fittings ?

    Try looking up the replacement spindle part. Perhaps one of the vendors will have a decent photo of the spindle showing where the zerks are.
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    Re: Sad day in our neighborhood

    You're supposed to grease the PTO U-joints?
    :stirthepot:
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    Re: i1042 mower deck problems

    Service manuals are SOMETIMES available for free download from the CubCadet website, but you'll need the exact model number of the mower - Riding Mower, Lawn Tractor, Zero Turn Mower. I know it says...
  36. Thread: Ammunition

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    Re: Ammunition

    Wife just got me a couple of boxes of Norma subsonic to use for late-night raccoon duty at the birdfeeder and garden. Part of what makes them sub-sonic is that they have a relatively heavy bullet -...
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    Re: Slip Clutch maintenance.

    I loosen up my springs, then rev up to about 1500 and engage the PTO. The sudden shock of engagement vs the inertia of the blades easily breaks it loose. But then I'm pretty sure that the friction...
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    Re: Lowery Mfg (LMC) Rotary Cutters?

    Thanks! Funny how both LMC and Howse each have a "model 400" with a "Cheetah" gearbox. At least Howse has the full cutter manual available for download, which should include the info the other...
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    Re: Help with clipper 400 brush hog

    Another poster on a similar thread on here suggested the Howse website - evidently they make/sell the identical(?) cutter, model "400" with "Cheetah" gearbox. Their website DOES have a manual, here...
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    Re: Help with clipper 400 brush hog

    NP! That is exactly what TBN is here for. Bunches of great folk and tons of info on here.

    Thanks for reporting back. As long as there is a vent, too much oil is way better than too little!
    ...
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    Re: Tractor will not start after running

    Hi Noob, welcome to TBN!

    If there is NO gap in the valves (clearance), that would explain your low compression, as the valves are probably being held slightly open. The clearance will likely...
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    Re: Lowery Mfg (LMC) Rotary Cutters?

    Trying to find a manual or gearbox info for a poster on here, so looked around on the Lowery website. One place they clearly save some $ is in creating and publishing user documentation/manuals! He...
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    Re: Off road dump trailer options

    I was thinking that a 4-wheel wagon would be handy for hauling debris and firewood behind our UTV since it could be unhooked while being loaded. TSC has a decent-looking 1000# model with drop sides...
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    Re: Help with clipper 400 brush hog

    On MOST gearboxes I have seen, that lower plug is the "fill-to-here" level. And that would look about right for that box since the entire lower shaft and the outside edge of the driving gear would...
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Bush hog crazy wheel....

    I sure miss Visio since I am no longer in the corporate world. Microsoft has made it too expensive for my occasional/hobby use.
  46. Thread: Ammunition

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Ammunition

    I don't have any concern about what might happen to any "hoarded" ammo I have if something "happens" to me or after I'm gone. In fact, I have explicit instructions in my "Letter of Final Wishes" for...
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    Re: Speeco Quick Hitch questions

    You are ALMOST there. Threepoint covered it all very well. To reinforce:

    Get the lower bushing kits for each of your implements from Northern.

    Get "bushings" or "spacer tubes" for the top...
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    Re: Rebuilding loader hydraulic cylinders

    I'm an eternal fan of patronizing your local hydraulic shop for a couple of reasons.
    - They have the right LARGE tools to disassemble and reassemble most any cylinder
    - They have the expertise...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Speaking of chargers, my latest HF cheapo 3/8 ni-cad drill just fritzed. Drill is great, battery is great, wall wart is great. The new design charge connector/controller has evidently fried its...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was a PM (previous mechanic) that disassembled/cleaned the carb and wiped it all down with a shop rag during reassembly. It was too big of a piece to have made it through...
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    Re: Farmall sickle bar mower

    Looks like "SickleSections.com" (Mid-South Manufacturing) is no longer around. How about these guys?

    Knifeheads - Parts Webb's Sickle Service
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    Re: Fence how to resource

    I had my BIL build about 400ft of 4-board fence for us. We used all PT pine for posts and 2x6 for the rails. It's been up a year now, so is weathered enough (and overgrown with weeds enough) for...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    My BIL had a great Stihl chainsaw except for one thing - Once in a while, while running at full throttle, it would just quit. And then was a bear to restart, and then would run perfect for a while,...
  54. Thread: Attack spider?

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Attack spider?

    Maybe try diatomaceous earth. I put a tablespoon or so in the cut-off bottom of a solo cup with a drop of honey in the middle as an attractant. Supposedly kills anything with an exoskeleton, but...
  55. Re: No license plate/registration for farm vehicles in your State ?

    There are "farm" rules for TN; I think they are buried in and scattered about in the rest of the licensing laws. For example, my BIL's "farm" dump truck is (IIRC) exempt from both license plates,...
  56. Thread: zeke

    by JRobyn
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    Re: zeke

    Welcome to the forum!

    You mean it backfires once or twice when you shut it off? This is typical behavior for the Kohler twins and it's at least part of the reason why those have an "afterfire...
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    Re: Bush Hog Brand Cutter

    The slip clutch is nothing proprietary or OEM specific. Any that will fit your PTO and gearbox shaft sizes/splines will work fine. Tractor Supply or AgriSupply, etc., have them. And I doubt you...
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    Re: Newbie very confused

    I'm a hydraulic noob too, so value any of my advice commensurate with what you paid for it.

    For a grapple, you'll probably want a "3rd Function" control mounted on the FEL joystick. So that's one...
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    Re: Bush Hog/Rotary Mower use question

    Wife spotted our first batch of baby turkeys yesterday in the front yard.
  60. Thread: Fluid Film

    by JRobyn
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Fluid Film

    It CAN. I buff it off pretty thoroughly every time I re-coat, like every other year. And have not noticed any "transfer".
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    Re: STEINER Help Please

    I think that spring and plunger is your smoking gun.

    I had a single cylinder Briggs that did this one time - the carb gummed up from sitting with ethanol fuel in it. Insides of fuel lines were...
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    Re: Bush Hog Brand Cutter

    The Bush Hog "Squealer" line is what used to be their lighter duty cutters, but that one is a HOSS. It appears to have the same gearbox and nearly the same deck construction as my model 286 medium...
  63. Thread: PTO chippers

    by JRobyn
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    Re: PTO chippers

    Morbark Busy Beever.

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    Re: Faucet replacement

    Ideally, you'd want to heat the drop elbow enough to expand the metal but not enough to melt the solder. You could use a fresh piece of solder on the existing sweat joint to evaluate when you're...
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    275,000 miles on wife's 2004 Sierra, hauling all...

    275,000 miles on wife's 2004 Sierra, hauling all manner of stuff, including a few major overloads - Line-X bedliner is in terrific condition.
  66. Thread: Fluid Film

    by JRobyn
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    Oil & Fuel Also awesome on your cast iron tablesaw deck

    Also awesome on your cast iron tablesaw deck
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    My dealer has a loaner trailer that he lets...

    My dealer has a loaner trailer that he lets customers use for implement delivery. With my lpgs I just used my fel and a heavy nylon strap to lift it off. Or your new hooks/chains.

    Then you...
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    Re: Bush Hog/Rotary Mower use question

    +3 on disking it. My back field, about 4-5 acres was planted in SOMETHING with big rows/hills years ago and then left fallow for 15-20 years before we bought it. My poor B-I-L got the task of the...
  69. Thread: Fluid Film

    by JRobyn
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Fluid Film

    The active ingredient is ..... LANOLIN! Yup, sheep grease. It is terrific for dried out, cracked skin! It does "dry out", but VERY slowly, and once the liquid solvent/carrier in it evaporates,...
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    Re: 2hp 8 gal HF compressor issues.

    I've got that compressor. It performs VERY poorly on a 15A circuit or with any extension cord, even a 12 ga one. Try a 20A circuit and no extension to see if it makes any difference.
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    Re: Finding a used GSLP, 60"

    I got the GS1572. A quality piece!

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  72. Thread: Racoon Removal

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Racoon Removal

    Be advised that even with a high-powered .22cal air rifle, shot placement on a 'coon is very important. They are surprisingly tough!
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    Re: Pixelated - Me- Not the TV

    I have had that exact set of circumstances happen many times. Yup, low BP. Your brain is temporarily starved of adequate blood flow and oxygen. It is made worse by heat, because your blood vessels...
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    Re: 50" LT1050 Deck Clogging, What Blades?

    I have great experience with my LT1050 with the heaviest grade of Gator blades. No deck clogging, despite sometimes really thick and wet grass. The heavy gator blades are definitely different than...
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    Re: New Law in Tennessee:Native timber/lumber

    Thanks Andy! Appreciate every little bit of autonomy we can wrestle away from the gubbmint.
  76. Thread: Key is Dead

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Key is Dead

    I use this stuff on our Polaris Ranger EV with 8 batteries (and on other stuff).

    Amazon.com: NOCO NCP2 CB14S 4 Oz Brush-On Battery Corrosion Preventative: Automotive

    Works terrific. A...
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    Re: ATV parts prices

    I kinda wondered about that. Most stuff with "caliber" in the name/description is pricey.
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    Re: Bad Day at Block Rock - errrr - Make it Bad Year.

    BTDT! One good reason to spend a little more and get the super-pasteurized half-half. You can use less and the stuff keeps way longer than milk. Probably costs less overall.
  79. Re: One reason (excuse) to get your septic tank pumped

    Had a backup at our old house. Plumbers (with camera and "radio beacon" locator) found a root clog where the regular 4" line tapped into the 6" county sewer line. The joint was sealed with a heavy...
  80. Re: One reason (excuse) to get your septic tank pumped

    Went out at dusk with the laser to verify that at least each END of the pipe was at the proper elevation. They are; right at 2 inches of fall in the 10 ft run. But got right around 1" of rain...
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    Re: Some rotary cutter work out

    Doesn't sound like it's really loading the engine much. RPMs sound low. You running at 540RPM at the PTO?

    There is something supremely satisfying about turning an overgrown, tangled jungle into...
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    Re: OT: Husqvarna mower won't start

    Same thing happened to my Cub - the hot wire to the seat safety switch broke off right at the wire terminal and shorted to the frame. Blew the fuse.

    Glad it was an easy and inexpensive find/fix! ...
  83. Re: Gravely Commercial 12 w/dually turf tires, need tubes & suggestions

    I have run 4 agricultural "R1" bar tires on my Commercial 10. As heavy as it is, there is adequate traction even without the duals. Wife doesn't like having the duals on because as Industrial says,...
  84. Re: One reason (excuse) to get your septic tank pumped

    SouNdguy - yup, run over by my B-I-Ls 555 TLB while backfilling around the tank. With ZERO compacting under the pipe.

    My pump charge was $225. If one can't fairly accurately identify the...
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    Re: OT: Husqvarna mower won't start

    Kinda sounds like one of the many safety switches or wiring to them quit. Operator presence (seat), reverse, brake engaged, PTO engaged. Usually takes an ohm meter to trace down in my experience. ...
  86. Re: small electric pressure washers - what's currently good?

    I have a Karcher and between me and other family have several of the Sam's Black Max electrics. Karcher broke a fitting once on the pump for detergent suction - parts were $$$$. Probably less than...
  87. Re: Pulling hydraulics for chipper, why do I need a switch?

    For my L4330, the expensive OEM Kubota "kits" included a hydraulic take-off block for the top of the transmission housing, so that existing FEL hydraulic plumbing stayed undisturbed. And an...
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    Re: sometimes you laugh, sometimes you think what?

    I bought one of my B-I-L's motorcycles, promptly over-torqued the rear axle while adjusting chain tension. It snapped in half! I wasn't aware it was tubular, and torqued it as I had other solid...
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    Re: L3010 Dash removal and glow plug light

    Had similar problems with F-I-L's Cub 7260. Wasn't sure if the problem was the glow controller/timer or the thermal sensor to it. F-I-L likes SIMPLE, so rather than fully diagnose, or buy expensive...
  90. Thread: M7 training

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    Re: M7 training

    BEAST!
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    Re: Damaged block installing block heater L5240

    Wait---- reinstall the driveshaft?? You know you have to split it to get that in, right?

    Just jerking your chain. Great job, thanks for keeping us all posted and letting us follow along. This...
  92. Thread: Home Built UTV

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Home Built UTV

    I'd really like to hear how those batteries work out for you long-term. Please keep us posted. I have a Polaris Ranger EV that currently has "rebuilt" group 31 flooded lead-acid batteries, that I...
  93. One reason (excuse) to get your septic tank pumped

    It's been about 4 years in the new house, but only really 2-3 of being here regularly. So its a little early to have the septic pumped, but I was curious about how it was doing. Plus, we use a...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Probably mentioned here before, but I really like the HF electric plugs -

    Electrical Tools & Electrical Accessories -

    125 Volt, 15 Amp Female Plug Connector

    They have easy to connect...
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    Re: Revenge of the mailbox

    If you have a concrete curb by your mailbox, it might work to do what I once did to keep kids from doing burnouts in my grass along the edge of the road; use a hammer-drill to drill 5/8" holes about...
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    Re: God Bless the USA - The Texas Tenors

    A beautiful place filled with beautiful souls...

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    (one small part of Georgia National Cemetary)
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    Re: Raised bed veggie garden

    I finally got one of the wife's new "flower pots" finished.

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    Re: Splitter leaking

    Something doesn't sound right to me. The filter should be in the pump's suction line, between the tank and pump, where there is very little pressure, or even a slight vacuum.
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    Re: Filters from Amazon.com

    I think the last filter set I bought came directly from the manufacturer (Donaldson). The internet search engine databases have become so good, that I do a lot of shopping lately by just googling a...
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    So as Wagtail says, there is pallet wrangling. Is there also pallet rustling? I have seen some pallets with brands.
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