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    Re: Dog training (shock) collar

    I have used a shock collar with great success on hunting dogs. If the dog has a brain, you don't need to use it much. Two commands are critical in keeping your dog safe in the field the shock collar...
  2. Mowing Re: City Slicker needs eduction on taking care of land

    I have about 100 acres of free rent, old pasture, that has grown up in locust and hedge that a friend let's me use as my own for hunting and playing. I've been slowly putting in food plots and...
  3. Re: Dirt Dog - All Purpose Plow / Field Cultivator REVIEW + PICTURES

    I bought an old Fred Cain, I think, that had seen lots of use and needed a few springs, and some tightening up but I can see that this will be a lot of fun to have. I'm planting food plots for...
  4. Re: King Kutter Outer Hub Bearing Replacement Question - Pull the shaft?

    No problem. In fact, if you tackle yours please take some photos and come back when you are done and post....
  5. Re: King Kutter Outer Hub Bearing Replacement Question - Pull the shaft?

    Sorry...I've been lucky and even though the outer bearing race had gotten dry and dirty which chewed up some of the bearings I've been able to clean it up and keep it greased and running. Figure I'll...
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    Re: Shear Bolt vs Regular Bolt

    Old thread I know, but I've got a Bush Hog Rhino that snaps those ungraded TSC 1/2 bolts like they were pretzels. Sometimes just a clump of grass will shear them and if the blade hits nearly anything...
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    Disc Harrow Re: What do you think these discs are worth?

    I'm in the same boat as Fried1765 and posted my experience with my recently acquired field cultivator and a homemade drag for food plotting. I also have the tiller but wanted to get away from using...
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    Re: chain harrow question

    I thought so too....$1000 or a little more new.
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    Re: chain harrow question

    I made this the other day, copying another's idea, and it worked pretty well smoothing out soil that had been run over with a field cultivator. Cost about $150 to build buying everything at retail....
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    Re: Can someone identify this implement please?

    Amen - my wife has bought a lot of things that I'm sure she had not a clue what it was to be used for originally, but there was never a question as to "why" she bought it. She wanted it. They are now...
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    Re: Building a drag/harrow and comments welcome

    I'll give it a try...makes sense. Since this was the first outing and I was using the least expensive chains and connectors I could buy, I was being careful lest something gave way. But it all...
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    Re: Building a drag/harrow and comments welcome

    These are food plots that are old pasture originally tilled using a 3 pt tiller. I am trying to use the field cultivator now instead. That leaves the surface too rough, furrowed, for planting clover,...
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    Re: Building a drag/harrow and comments welcome

    Here's a couple showing it working on less trashy ground after I'd flipped it over. Much nicer503691503692.
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    Re: Building a drag/harrow and comments welcome

    Here's some photos. When I first put this to work it grabbed a bunch of dirt and grass so I flipped it over thinking I might have it "upside down." I see the original builder had it this way but for...
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    Re: Building a drag/harrow and comments welcome

    Was looking on Cl for a while - bought most of my food plot equipment there -- tractor, cultipacker, golf cart, chainsaw, splitter, and most recently a field cultivator. Good deals on all of them....
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    Re: Building a drag/harrow and comments welcome

    Took it out today for a test run. At first I thought this was a bust, but after using it a while I figured out a few tricks and it worked good on nicely tilled ground. The first food plot had a some...
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    Re: Building a drag/harrow and comments welcome

    4x4 steel angles, 6 feet long x 1/4 in. ($120). 2 Harbor Freight chains, ($40). 14 Shoulder 1/2 inch x 1 1/2 eyebolts ($45), 12 HF chain connectors ($12.)

    That adds up to $220. There were a few...
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    Re: Post hole digger (3pth). Need advice.

    For 20 holes a year, renting one might be a better option if available. I used a Home Depot one-man post hole digger the other day for $40 for 4 hours. Dug half dozen holes. We have places that rent...
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    Re: Building a drag/harrow and comments welcome

    I'll try this again with a picture you can enlarge.
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    Building a drag/harrow and comments welcome

    I'm copying another TBNer's design for a drag - 6 foot angle iron and chains. I've picked up most of the items I need and I'll have about $250 in materials when I'm done....sure, I could have gone to...
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    Re: Identify this Field Cultivator if You Can.

    After getting all the good info here and looking at some Fred Cain images and on-line parts diagrams I've concluded that it probably is a Fred Cain unit. Probably a very early version given its...
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    Re: Identify this Field Cultivator if You Can.

    14" springs. How long has Fred Cain been in business? This seems well worn. Works good, but has miles on it.
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    Re: MF 231s...lots of questions

    I think I found a manual on line for my 231...free. Downloaded it off the net. A lot of those era Masseys had the same controls and worked the same so you'll be able to figure it out. The internet is...
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    Re: Spike Tooth or Chain Link Harrow?

    The original post is #7 with photos. I'm resurrecting this older thread as I'm looking at this design (Post #7) for a drag for myself...and it looks good. Any one built one like it or have any...
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    Re: Identify this Field Cultivator if You Can.

    Ken's idea works great....he shared it with me earlier this week when I was trying to figure out some things with this cultivator and I used a short piece of electrical conduit to slip on the springs...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I have the electric impact and think it works quite well. Used it on some rusted, old, front end parts. Also have used it on my tractor. Plenty powerful for general work. It would spin off lug nuts...
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    Re: Identify this Field Cultivator if You Can.

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    A couple more photos.
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    Re: Identify this Field Cultivator if You Can.

    Looks like my thread got hijacked just a bit by dirt science. I took a couple pictures today of the actual cultivator I have. Don't know if it will help with IDing it, but from the looks of the wear...
  29. Thread: cultipacker

    by Rford
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    Re: cultipacker

    As with all things, what you need depends upon what acreage you are preparing. I have a few food plots of a couple acres each and have a 5-6 foot double row hitch-mounted cultipacker I bought off CL...
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    Re: Snow Storm Stella Videos || Kubota RTV 900

    We've had only two piddly snows in Kansas City this winter, and very little rain either.
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    Re: Identify this Field Cultivator if You Can.

    Nice write up on the uses and versatility. I too am thinking about sweeps to replace my points. This one I have is quite old and it is a near replica of the Fred Cain unit which is a near replica of...
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    Identify this Field Cultivator if You Can.

    I picked up a f6 foot field cultivator the other day for my food plots. What a great tool. I've used a 3pt tiller originally so the ground is broken up but the field cultivator digs a bit deeper and...
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    Re: King kutter 6ft tiller

    I've had one for a while and used it pretty hard and it still works just fine. I keep bending the skids hitting rocks, stumps, etc.
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    Mowing Re: Dogs and Rotary Mowers

    I love my dog and would feel terrible if she was injured by the mower. I keep her safely confined while mowing.

    I once had a hunting dog almost get sucked into a corn picker while chasing a...
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    Re: Small/tiny pocket LED flashlights ??

    Fenix E35. I stumbled across the CR123 battery-powered flashlights a few years ago when trying to find a small, bright, light for deer hunting. There are a number of manufacturers but these lights...
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    Re: What's the general opinion on the Ford Rangers?

    I have a 93 4x4 with over 200K and a 94 2wd with just 50K on it. Both manuals. They are good small trucks. If you can do the work yourself, they are easy to work on. Parts are cheap.
  37. Re: No license plate/registration for farm vehicles in your State ?

    Kansas has huge tax breaks for farmers and farm equipment and allows farm trailers to go unlicensed. But remember, somebody else is going to have to pay extra for whatever "break" the "farmer" gets.
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    Can You ID this Disc Plow?

    I think these type of plows need a different name...There are lots of discs and plows called by a variety of confusing names. Or maybe its just me. But I'm looking for a "disc plow" or sometimes...
  39. Re: Can you tell me what year this Ford 2000 diesel is?

    Thanks much. Odd deal. I really couldn't make out the code by looking at on the camera but when I pulled it up just now on my computer the code is much easier to read than in person.

    Your help...
  40. Re: Can you tell me what year this Ford 2000 diesel is?

    Thanks much. Odd deal. I really couldn't make out the code by looking at on the camera but when I pulled it up just now on my computer the code is much easier to read.

    Your help is appreciated.
  41. Can you tell me what year this Ford 2000 diesel is?

    I think its a 1968 but I'm a little confused by the stampings because they are worn and hard for me to read. Any help is appreciated. 461736461735461737
  42. Thread: tractor seat

    by Rford
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    Buying Advice Re: tractor seat

    I have this same seat in blue on a Ford 2000. Fits good, comfortable. I have the tractor inside so can't say how it would last outside.
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    Tiller Re: Tarter (TSC) 5 Foot Tiller Gearbox Lubricant

    Tractor Supply carries 00 grease in quarts for a fair price. I had a KK tiller that was leaking out the gear lube so I've been using this instead. With the remaining grease in the box I figured it...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Bought an $11, 4 1/2 inch hand-held grinder the other day. Used it today for the job I needed to do. Worked as good as my pricey version of the same tool that quit working.
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    Buying Advice Re: need a little help.

    I paid that much for a 1967 Ford 2000 the other day and it needs all four tires. You don't get much for $3000 so if it runs and suits your needs I think you'll make money on it.
  46. Re: Ford 2000/3000 Experts - Where does this sheet metal belong on my Ford 2000?

    It is a diesel. I'll take a look at the area under the radiator but it seems too small and the curved attaching arm doesn't really make sense for that location. It might be something up front,...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    This reminds me of the joke I heard a long time ago about my dad liking Sears "life-time" car batteries that he bought one every year...

    I have a remote piece of land and needed an air supply for...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    This reminds me of the joke I heard a long time ago about my dad liking Sears "life-time" car batteries that he bought one every year...

    I have a remote piece of land and needed an air supply for...
  49. Ford 2000/3000 Experts - Where does this sheet metal belong on my Ford 2000?

    I bought a 1967 Ford 2000 the other day and the seller had a few of the sheet metal parts in a box. I put the steering column cover back on but I was left with this mystery piece. I've checked the...
  50. Re: Log Splitter Hangs Up Beore Splitting with video

    I wanted to check back in case anyone has the same symptoms and wanted to know where I ended up. I ended up buying a $69 Northern Tool valve and it mounted exactly the same as the MTD original. That...
  51. Re: What happens if your hydraulic reservoir is overfilled?

    I know this is a very old thread...but I just bought an old Ford 2000 and decided to change the hydro fluid even though the prior owner said he did so two years ago. I opened the "full" plug and...
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    Re: Is a 1967 Ford 2000 metric?

    Thanks DJ54! That's a great site. The diagrams and descriptions are much better than the manuals I have. I bookmarked that page and will be using it often I am sure. I picked up a couple 7/16 bolts...
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    Is a 1967 Ford 2000 metric?

    I thought this would be easy to find out but not so much. I bought a 1967 (I think) Ford 2000 the other day and am going over it. The front nose bracket that connects the cowl to the front of the...
  54. Re: How I bought my tractor using a Craigslist "Wanted" Ad

    It is a 1967 and does have the live PTO. I'm hauling it to the "farm" tomorrow and will get all cleaned up and determine its lineage. I'm sure there will be issues. But for now I plan on spending a...
  55. How I bought my tractor using a Craigslist "Wanted" Ad

    I've been wanting to buy an old, small tractor for a while and spent considerable time researching, checking prices, looking at all the sites I could. I live in the KC metro area and the "vintage" ...
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    Re: Best Place To Sell My Tractor

    I buy and sell on CL all the time. I know there are stories on the news about rip offs, murder, robbery, etc., but you can call, talk, email, etc. with the potential buyer to get comfortable with the...
  57. Buying Advice Re: how much HP? need 4x4?, and other advice appreciated

    I've been using a Massey 231 2WD with a FEL for 5 years or so do the work you describe and I've found it adequate. Its in the 35 HP range. I think you can find something along those lines in your...
  58. Hope I didn't just miss a good deal on a Massey 230 at auction - $3800

    I've been trying to find a replacement for a Massey 231 I've been using. Purple Wave auction had a nice looking Massey 230 with 1400 hours. Gas engine, 6 speed, basic model. Looked fine on-line. Sold...
  59. Hope I didn't just miss a good deal on a Massey 230 at auction - $3800

    Sorry....darn duplicate post...I hate it when that happens.
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    Buying Advice Re: Craigslist? Act fast! (tractor sold in 3 hours)

    When I'm in the mood for buying I check it often. There's a way to do a search and have emails sent to you when an item with a certain word comes up, like "tractor." I was watching for a golf cart...
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    Re: Regional tractor pricing

    I've been looking for a Massey 135/150/230 tractor for a while and looking on Craigslist. I live in Kansas and see that the same Masseys in the deep south sell for up to a couple thousand less than...
  62. Re: Log Splitter Hangs Up Beore Splitting with video

    Thanks...don't want to have any retro-fitting....
  63. Re: Log Splitter Hangs Up Beore Splitting with video

    Nothing fancy, just a replacement for the MTD 25 ton valve -- probably an "auto" valve b/c I want it to kick out upon return. It does attach to the cylinder and the working ports are 2 1/2 inches...
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    Re: I have a question .

    It's the way of the world, my friend.
  65. Re: Log Splitter Hangs Up Beore Splitting with video

    Well, I'm back. Been splitting right along with my MTD 25 Ton splitter with the funky valve. I'll end up replacing it eventually just because I want to see if it works a lot better with a new valve....
  66. Re: roto tillers; land pride vs king butter vs woods

    I have a KK 6 footer and have really abused it putting in food plots on land that has rocks and a bunch of hedge stumps. It works well and I've never plowed up the ground before using it. I've had no...
  67. Re: Log Splitter Pauses Before Split - Bad Pump or Normal for Cheap Unit? Video

    Maybe this will help someone with a similar problem. I made a trip to the farm to split a little wood and figure out what I needed to hook up a gauge. With a little more knowledge, I noticed some...
  68. Re: Log Splitter Hangs Up Beore Splitting with video

    Maybe this will help someone with a similar problem. I made a trip to the farm to split a little wood and figure out what I needed to hook up a gauge. With a little more knowledge, I noticed some...
  69. Re: Log Splitter Pauses Before Split - Bad Pump or Normal for Cheap Unit? Video

    I posted this over on the "hydraulics" section and JJ gave me some good advice. This has a two stage pump. It might be working just fine. The "second" stage takes a moment to kick in, so mine might...
  70. Re: Log Splitter Hangs Up Beore Splitting with video

    Thanks sir, I was hoping you'd reply. I've run across many of your good and informative answers in researching this issue and hoped you'd see my post. I assume that you watched the video and...
  71. Log Splitter Hangs Up Beore Splitting with video

    http://youtu.be/O4O8f_MwfB0

    My log splitter (used but new to me) is acting just like this one on You Tube. MTD 25 Ton. I posted this over on the "built it" forum with more information and...
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    Re: Subaru mechanic or experience on here?

    We bought a new 2015 Outback a year ago--smaller engine, no GPS, leather, sunroof. We love it. We looked at every other option before buying the Outback. My wife has a bad neck. No other vehicle was...
  73. Log Splitter Pauses Before Split - Bad Pump or Normal for Cheap Unit? Video

    http://youtu.be/O4O8f_MwfB0

    Here's a You Tube video, or link to it, showing what my recently acquired, used, MTD 25 ton unit is doing. I can split but having never owned a splitter, and realizing...
  74. Re: Does anyone know about EZGO golf cart drive clutches and how they work? Need help

    I got it taken care of...in case anyone has this issue in the future...I decided to just address the problem without worrying so much how I caused it. I took a small brake cylinder hone, wrapped it...
  75. Re: Does anyone know about EZGO golf cart drive clutches and how they work? Need help

    Mine was working just fine until I took it off the cart to replace the timing belt. Somehow I must have messed up the bushing in the clutch cover or less likely warped the shaft. But without knowing...
  76. Re: Does anyone know about EZGO golf cart drive clutches and how they work? Need help

    I don't know about its similarity but assume its a common design.-- Its really a strange deal. In the photos you can see how far the cover will slide on the shaft. That is where the taper starts.
  77. Does anyone know about EZGO golf cart drive clutches and how they work? Need help.

    I cannot find any info on the net on this, including dedicated golf cart sites. I know a lot of folks here are good mechanics and some probably work on golf carts. Here's the story. 98 EZ GO 4 cycle...
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    Re: I hate new fuel cans so here is what I did.

    I love this can...I always struggled getting diesel into my tractor without a mess. This just lays flat on the hood, you push and hold the button, and it runs until the can is empty or tank filled.
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    Re: wood splitter options?

    In the KC area, some Quick Trips now carry gasoline without any ethanol.
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    Re: Need Information on 231 Perkins Minor Overhaul

    It was a Max Force kit. Don't recall the exact distributor, but it was in the mid-west,maybe Iowa, Minnesota.

    There is a lot of information on line about pulling the sleeves. There are kits, but...
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    Re: Need Information on 231 Perkins Minor Overhaul

    I stumbled across my old thread tonight...hard to believe it was 2 years ago...I ended up getting an "in frame" rebuild kit and although it wasn't easy it wasn't all that unpleasant. And the tractor...
  82. Re: King Kutter Outer Hub Bearing Replacement Question - Pull the shaft?

    I'm probably overthinking it, the parts diagram helps some. The way the hub is mounted it has to slide inward and so the shaft will need to move over which will require the opposite site...
  83. Re: King Kutter Outer Hub Bearing Replacement Question - Pull the shaft?

    Bump this morning.
  84. King Kutter Outer Hub Bearing Replacement Question - Pull the shaft?

    King Kutter II 60TG tiller. The outer hub bearing is messed up from lack of grease and dirt. Looks to me like there are about 12 of them left out of 20 or so. Pretty gritty. Cleaned it out last year,...
  85. Thread: craigslist finds

    by Rford
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    Re: craigslist finds

    I try to whatever I need off of CL first....its hit and miss, but I've found some good buys.
  86. Re: Rental Yards here now require 3/4 ton truck or better when towing.

    If a rental outfit, or anyone else, knows that somebody is getting themselves into a dangerous towing situation, I'd hope they'd prevent it. And if they don't, when they could, and some guy runs...
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    Re: Buried my dog today

    They get into your heart....and break it when they go.
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    Dealer Re: I thought I was buying a tractor!

    While there seems to be a lack of good communication, sometimes things get messed up. I can't really tell exactly what is going on from your post, but there seems to be shipping involved as well as...
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    Re: Do You Have Any Embarrassing Repair Mistakes?

    First time resleeving my Perkins 152 engine. Used an ax handle to drive the liner in (laid it across the top, tapped with a hammer) like it said to do on some rebuilding engine forum, for...
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    Re: How NOT to Install Dry Cylinder Sleeves

    I'll have to admit that I had a similar adventure earlier this year. I used dry ice and acetone to freeze the liners but still needed a little extra persuasion via the hammer and 2x6. Tractor's been...
  91. Re: Help!! PTO slip clutch - how do you get this u-joint out????

    Ignore my "helpful" advice, I didn't realize the left cup was still attached. I looked at the King Kutter site...they don't show a replacement u-joint and that might be a bad sign. I'd call the...
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    Re: Spreading Issues - Medium Red Clover Seed

    I'm assuming this is a food plot. I'd bet you're fine. If the soil dries up quickly you could run over it with a cultipacker but I'll bet if you get a little freeze.thaw action it will sprout fine. ...
  93. Located a Source for Wooden Bearings for Massey No. 22/25 Disc Harrows

    I am checking out an old Massey disc harrow and was doing some research. One recurring issue was the problem finding/replacing wooden bearings in the old versions. I stumbled across a source. Its...
  94. Re: Help!! PTO slip clutch - how do you get this u-joint out????

    I'm looking at the picture so left and right is from that view. Can your move the loose piece left, leaving the cup in place while you do so and then when fully left pop out the right side. This will...
  95. Re: Massey No. 22 Disc --- Can anyone answer a couple questions for me?

    I haven't gotten an answer, but I've been searching around the net and found a source for the wooden replacement bearings and thought I'd share it. This outfit makes them, which I think is pretty...
  96. Re: Return Stihl MS 250 and go back and get the MS 290?

    I have the older version, the 025 and it has been perfect for cutting down hedge and other trees up to 14", some even bigger. I put on a different drum (a rim drive, with a .325/63 gauge chain.) I...
  97. Massey No. 22 Disc --- Can anyone answer a couple questions for me?

    If my picture upload worked, here's a disc I'm considering buying. It's advertised as a Fergusson No. 22. It looks like a No. 22, but it has that deal on the front that looks like a weight rack....
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    Re: Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    Took the tractor out today for some tilling. It ran great, no issues. I ran it at different engine speeds per the manual's break-in procedure, couldn't really put it under much of a load with a...
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    Re: MF35 3 cyl perkins combustion caps blowby

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    Yep...I'm not real sharp and when it comes to diesel engines not experienced either. Actually I was wrong in what I was thinking. Combustion caps are not the copper gaskets between the...
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    Re: Report on PowerMax kit Perkins 152

    Here's a tip - if you have a front end loader with a front-pulley shaft driven pump, it is a lot easier to bolt up the flange to the pulley as you are putting the front axle back on and not after...I...
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