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  1. Thread: Tool box

    by silvertramp
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    Re: Tool box

    HF has a nifty short handled hammer. I bought one for my tiny GF, and she loves it.
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    Re: Best 10-40 year old CUT/SCUT?

    Yanmar made a near bulletproof machine for Deere and themselves. I paid $6K for a 4x4 US spec 276D with FEL 9 years ago. It's been stone cold reliable. It doesn't have power steering, but if this 70...
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    Rims Re: What rims will fit JD 950?

    I just replaced a rear rim on my Yanmar 276D (4x4) with this: CH1975 - Rim fits John Deere | AFTERMARKET.SUPPLY
    It says that it will fit your 950. Front rims are easier to find and cheaper. A...
  4. Buying Advice Re: 4wd Yanmar YM1500 vs 2wd Ford 1320 - opinions?

    i had a 2wd MF65 and currently have a Yanmar276D. Both with loaders. The much larger MF was constantly getting stuck. IMO, 4x4 with a loader on a small tractor is a must. I've had my Yanmar for 9...
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    Re: Used Car Prices

    I bought a pristine 2006 Dodge TRX4 with 19K in 2010. I traded it in at the end of 2016 with 53K. Still in near perfect condition. I put more milage on my motorcycles.
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    Re: B21 Clutch Issue!!!!!!

    Sounds like it might be the throw out bearing. I doubt that there is a grease fitting.
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    Re: Remove FX32 hood

    My 276D has a brace between the loader arms that runs in front of the grill. Mine is rigged so that I can pull 2 pins and swing the brace forward. This allows the hood to open more. It's not ideal,...
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    Re: Remove FX32 hood

    I had the same problem with my 276D with FEL. I got a battery lifting strap for free at my Interstate dealer when I purchased a battery. something like this:
    ...
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    Re: Wheel/Rim SIzes between JD & Yanmar

    I put a John Deere rear rim on my 276D.
    Part # CH10975 (9x24) (Use with 11.2x24 tire)
    Looks like it fits JD 850, 950, and 1050
    I'm looking at the original paperwork that I got with the rim.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I bet that it's legit. I was offered $300 cash back if I spent $***.**. I had some purchases to make so I got the card. Yup, they paid.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I recently bought a truck for cash using my trade and CD bank check. Time was short so I put the remaining $5K on a card rather than fiddle around for the remainder. When the bill came in I paid it...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I used to pay cash for my gasoline. Fill up, walk in and pay. When they went to pre-pay, I had to walk back and forth twice. And have the joy off waiting in line twice. If they want to lose 2.5% on...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    (Not necessarily. I have been 100% debt free for years. No mortgage, no vehicle loans, nuthin'. I have a high credit limit, use only a small percentage of it, and pay in full every month. My credit...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Not necessarily. I have been 100% debt free for years. No mortgage, no vehicle loans, nuthin'. I have a high credit limit, use only a small percentage of it, and pay in full every month. My credit...
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    Re: ZEN-NOH YM1500

    I really appreciate the help that you've given me.
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    Re: Thoughts on Yanmar YM336D or YM276D

    I've had a powershift 276D for 9 years. It has been a great tractor. Basically bulletproof. US spec, so parts are available, more or less. I love it.
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    Re: No rear drive on Yanmar 226d

    You might find more help over at the Yanmar forum.
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Considering buying Yanmar 2010 2wd

    I love the Powershift on my 276D. It's very reliable. Mine gave me trouble a couple of years ago. An easily accessible spring had broken. A new spring and gasket fixed it for less than $50.
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    Re: Help with F18D Yanmar

    Same thing on my 276D
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    Re: Help with F18D Yanmar

    I have no idea if the transmissions are similar, but my 276D did the same thing. It turned out to be a broken spring. On mine, I removed the block that mounts on top of the transmission. I removed a...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota L4760 vs Yanmar YT347

    I don't know about the new ones, but if they're anything like the old ones, it's worth an in depth look. I've got a 30 year old 276D with powershift that has been stone cold reliable for the 8.5...
  22. Re: A more convenient way to charge the battery on my Kubota?

    Exactly! That's what I do, also.
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    Re: new and small vs old and big

    Power steering is NOT mandatory with a loader. I am 70 years old and operate a Yanmar 276D, 4x4, with a loader. No power steering. Would PS be better? Absolutely. Is it necessary? Nope.
  24. Re: Tractor repairs are a breeze. Try working on a motorcycle to prove the point

    My V4 Yamaha Royal Star Venture was in the same category.
  25. Re: Tractor repairs are a breeze. Try working on a motorcycle to prove the point

    Apparently, you haven't ridden a Harley in a looong time. The touring & Dyna line have been rubber mounted for decades. True, they vibrate at idle, but are smooth on the road. The Sportster & Softail...
  26. Re: Can the Japanese or Indians build better tractors?

    I've got a U.S. Spec 1987(?) Yanmar 276D. It's the most reliable machine that I have. I would definitely give them a look.
  27. Thread: Tools

    by silvertramp
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    Re: Tools

    I have an old SAE 3/4" drive 6 point socket set. It's pre Harbor Freight. The large sockets work well enough on my metric Yanmar, that I haven't bought a metric set.
  28. Re: If you have forgotten what older trucks were like

    I bought a new '89 Chevy 2X4, 305 CI, 4 speed auto, 2.73 axle. It was my first new truck and I loved it. That all changed when I hooked my 6X12 single axle cargo trailer with a 600 lb. Harley in it...
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    Re: Rust in a fuel tank

    I used Kreem on a motorcycle tank years ago. It was a disaster. It peeled off, making my problems worse. Rigorous prep is essential with that product. I'd go with POR-15.
  30. Re: Metal Replacement for Kubota Side Panel 1/4 Turn Fasteners

    You could probably get those at a Harley dealer. They use them to fasten the saddlebags. I'll bet you pay more, tho. There's been lots of complaints about them releasing and loss of bags. I replaced...
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    Re: Battery Maintainer - Good/Bad/Ugly?

    True. I've had my Battery Tender for a long, long time. No issues. A minimal investment for sure.
  32. Re: I (narrowly) averted a multiple roll rollover crash in the tractor the other day.

    You pulled it out. Congratulations.
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    Re: Homemade mini tractor 4*4 from Ukraine

    Great job!
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    Snow Equipment Buying/Pricing Re: Good source for chains

    That's where I purchased mine. No complaints.
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    Re: 186D radiator drain

    Buy a set of metric wrenches plus a set of 1/2" drive metric sockets with a ratchet & breaker bar from HF.It's a good start & not very expensive.
  36. Thread: Powershift

    by silvertramp
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    Re: Powershift

    I've had my powershift 276D for 8 years. Love it, but I did have 1 problem that I fixed with the help of Winston on this forum. (Thanks again, Winston.)...
  37. Re: Grand L 3940 HST...Need some Buying Advise

    Hopefully, you are not considering this one: OFFERT!27 KUBOTA GRAND L394 4X4 COMPACT UTILITY TRACTOR W/ AMAZING
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    Re: Tire pressure question

    SPOT ON!!
  39. Thread: kubota

    by silvertramp
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    Re: kubota

    That's what I had to do with my Yanmar. I ordered online and 2 out of three hoses did not fit. Vendor insisted that they were correct. Who knows?? I went to 2 parts stores and found diameters/bends...
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    Buying Advice Re: Best way to sell a tractor?

    I've bought and sold tractors, motorcycles, cars, etc. on Craigslist with success.
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    Re: Yanmar 2610D Transmission Sound

    Use diesel oil. 15-40 Rotella works well, as do many others. I would not use 30W.
  42. Re: Newly purchased John Deere 950 maintenance prior to use?

    When I got my tractor, I changed all the fluids. I use that baseline for all subsequent maintenance.
  43. Re: Finally did something that needed doing...

    All maintenance is current on my Yanmar & I've hit it with a leaf blower a couple of times. Does that count? I use mine for work. It ain't a cruise night queen.
  44. Thread: Too hot?

    by silvertramp
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    Re: Too hot?

    That could present a serious problem in the winter.
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    Re: Bush Hog crazy wheel revisited.......

    My tail wheel started acting like a plow immediately after reading your original thread. (Of course.) It's on a 30? year old Howse that has been relentlessly abused. Like the OP, the wheel spun...
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    Re: How do I correct engine surging?

    Seafoam sure helped my cranky 4 carb 79 Goldwing. I use it as a stabilizer for my bikes and small engines when putting them to bed for the winter.
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    Re: Seat Cracking

    Sure can. I recently replaced my Yanmar seat with a generic one. Works great and was short $$. I had to extend the mounting rails to get it far enough back for me, but that was 2 scrap pieces of flat...
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    Re: Seat Cracking

    What is the cost of "baby oil" gonna add up to after a "few years"? Just replace the seat as needed. Rinse and repeat.
  49. Re: F16D back again. Anyone here replaced the fan belt before?

    I changed my hoses on my 276D. Only 1 fit. I ended up at the Parts store with the old hoses, and was able to eventually find ones with similar bends. I cut the ends to fit.
    I AM NOT BLAMING A...
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    Re: Seat Cracking

    Waxing a tractor??
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    Re: MF 65 Loader Hydraulics

    My diesel MF 65 was set up that way. It made it near impossible to change the fan belt tho. I suppose that I could've pulled the radiator.. but I didn't.
  52. Re: New tires on my 1984 Chevy Ton truck and now the back end seems to be

    I think all the extra tread gives a squishy feeling. A) You'll get used to it. B) They'll wear down.
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    Buying Advice Re: New Machine - Too Much Rust?????

    Yup, I work mine. I don't take it to cruise night. My Yanmar came with surface rust and faded paint. It's an '87?. After living outside with me for 8 years, it's got the same surface rust and faded...
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    Buying Advice Re: New Machine - Too Much Rust?????

    True, but a new machine will suffer the same consequences in the same environment.
  55. Re: Need a new PTO shaft.. need help finding correct one

    I ordered one from HF.
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    Buying Advice Re: New Machine - Too Much Rust?????

    I stayed for 4 nights across from the beach on A1A in Florida. The aftermarket chrome on my motorcycle got trashed in that short time. The bike never saw salt spray, just breeze coming off the...
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    Buying Advice Re: New Machine - Too Much Rust?????

    I'd go with the pre-rusted unit, unless you'd feel better watching a new one do the same thing.
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    Re: Cub Cadet 7260 - What Do You Guys Think

    I've got a 27 engine HP Yanmar. I have a 5' bush hog & a 6' rear blade for grading & snow removal. It does the job.
  59. Re: Beaver 3 S373D starter lugging and melting wire.

    I had a battery cable catch fire. It was corroded under the isulation.
  60. Re: What size wrenches for loader hose fittings?

    Buy a set from HF.
  61. Thread: 8n

    by silvertramp
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    Re: 8n

    Make sure that your cables are not corroded under the insulation. I had one actually catch fire when I was boosting the battery.
  62. Re: pto shaft cover retention chain loop repair ??

    You could epoxy an attachment point on the cover. Zip tie would be easy. Doing nothing, easier still.
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    Re: Good manufacture of enclosed trailers?

    I bought a single axle 6x12 Haulmark in 1995. It made approximately 20 1200 mile runs, plus lots of 100-800 mile runs. No problems. I still have it, although it is currently being used for storage....
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    Re: Stripped PTO yolk

    I ended up buying an entire shaft from HF. It's holding up.
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    Re: Storing compact TLB on trailer

    I have a plywood rip that I lay over the cockpit. It rests at an angle on the steering wheel and ROPS mounted tool box. It shelters the cockpit and fuel cap. In bad weather I loosely drape a small...
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    Re: When do hydraulic hoses need replacing?

    I replace mine when they blow.
  67. Re: Puffs of blue smoke and white film on the tip of dip stick

    It's probably condensation from sitting all winter. Change the oil & filter or run it & see if it evaporates.
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    Re: interesting log splitter

    That's a fast unit. It looks like it's gonna get you sooner or later, however.
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    Re: Where to mount a tool box?

    I have an old narrow metal tool box mounted between the ROPS uprights. I wedged a piece of 5/4 PT between the uprights, bent some aluminum brackets, screwed them to the PT, and wire tied the other...
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    Re: Pickup Owners: Do you buckle up?

    Here in MA a seat belt violation is a secondary offence. You have to be stopped for something else before you can be fined. My mother was a very determined woman who tried for decades to get me to...
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    Comparison Re: Gray Market YM 3110D Tractor

    I have a US spec Yanmar. It's been an excellent machine & parts are available. Grey market tractors may be a different story. Apparently, you are taking a gamble if it's a Vietnam refurb. Do your...
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    Re: ignition problem

    I had the same problem. It turned out to be a loose crimp connection in the wiring from the switch. There was also a rats nest of of wires that did nothing. I have no idea what the original intent...
  73. Re: Power Reverser quick question. JD 5100e potential purchase

    My Yanmar with Powershift hits RIGHT NOW when I shift. I use the foot throttle and let off it when I shift. When shifting from F to R it helps to be stopped or use the clutch.
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    Re: Chains Off?

    I live in W.MA. My chains never went on this year. Normally they come off when the ice on my driveways melt. Mid-March +/-
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    Re: For you fellows with no cup holder

    Currently I'm using an old tobacco can with holes for drainage drilled in the bottom. It sits on the fender and is tie wired to the ROPS & fender grab rail. I replace it every few years with another...
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    Buying Advice Re: Advice on 1980 Ford 1500

    I won't even consider a tractor without 4wd or a FEL.
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    Snow Re: Rear blade size. Vs box blade size.

    With a driveway that short and not much snow you could pull the snow with a straight blade.
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    Snow Re: Rear blade size. Vs box blade size.

    I think that you will be OK with a 5' blade. I run a 6' blade on my 276D. Rear wheels are set at 5'. For $150 I'd give it a shot.
  79. Thread: Hydro help

    by silvertramp
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    Re: Hydro help

    Great thread. Congratulations on your success.
  80. Re: 1964 ford 4000 diesal where is neutral safety switch?

    The only safety switch on my '87? Yanmar is on the clutch pedal. I doubt you have any safety switches at all.
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    Re: Which Tractor Revised Edition

    Looks good. Is that Kubota 4x4? I also have 20 acres and a 27 hp Yanmar. It gets the job done. IMO, 4x4 is a must.
  82. Re: New member wanting advice on Yanmar tractors.

    . As for the ear muffs I will probably use them when on it for a long duration.

    You really should wear ear protection 100% of the time. My old tractor didn't seem loud until I shut it down and...
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    Re: Most Useful Minor Additions to Tractor

    I've considered a suicide knob but I think that it is too dangerous in my situation. I don't have power steering and do a lot of woods work. Sometimes the steering wheel will spin rapidly. For that...
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    Re: Front end loader/dirt moving tips ?

    Are the vertical deck supports pressure treated?
  85. Re: Custom rotary cutter ideas, suggestions...?

    I cut a replacement blade down. I didn't have any balance issues.
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    Buying Advice Re: The evolution of Chinese Tractors

    I joined AFTER I bought my MF 65 & mu current Yanmar 276D.
  87. Price Check Re: Looking to buy rebuilt Yanmar 155d w/FEL, backhoe, and tiller.... $5,500???

    You might get more responses if you posted in the Yanmar section.
  88. Re: Unbelievable prices for Massey parts! Pure HIGHWAY ROBBERY!

    I had to replace the hoses on my Yanmar 276D. I ordered replacements, and they weren't correct, even though the vendor insisted that they were the right ones. I ended up going to an auto parts store...
  89. Comparison Re: lawn tractor or atv mower for mixed, rough terrain

    First impression of my Yanmar was not favorable. Faded red paint & dent in the hood, surface rust. Upon closer examination, no leaks, solid straight tins, low hours, USA model. 7 & 1/2 years later......
  90. Comparison Re: lawn tractor or atv mower for mixed, rough terrain

    You'll be throwing your money away on a Garden Tractor and/or ATV. I bought my Yanmar 276D (27 engine hp), 4x4, loader for 6K. It's been basically bulletproof for 7 & 1/2 years.
  91. Comparison Re: lawn tractor or atv mower for mixed, rough terrain

    I think you need a real tractor. 30 HP, 4x4, with a loader for starters.
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    Front-End Loader Re: Aftermarket loader for kubota?

    Power steering would be nice but not necessary. I'm 69 years old and operate a Yanmar 276D with FEL. Normally it's not an issue, however in tight areas, I'll lift the front, turn the wheel before I...
  93. Re: Need advice for loading pickup on a trailer

    Yup. I stopped loading motorcycles into pickup trucks in 1995. TOOO SCARY.
  94. Re: Need advice for loading pickup on a trailer

    The ramp on my landscape trailer is too steep to load my motorcycle without high centering. I made an extension out of scrap plywood and 2x4's. I laid the 2x4's on edge and screwed a 2x4 on the flat...
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    Price Check Re: Good buy? Ford 1700 4wd for $3000

    $1,500 wouldn't fly around here. I have recently sold two houses. Stupid lowball offers do nothing but get me angry.
  96. Re: Ethics on clearing neighbor's drive ways and private lane

    Looks like you solved your problem. The homeowners would be getting a deal if they hired you.
  97. Re: Buying Advice 1acre Home Tractor Mitsubishi or Iseki

    12 speed is a definite plus.
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    Re: Yanmar F220D

    I would move this post over to the Yanmar section. More help there.
  99. Re: Ethics on clearing neighbor's drive ways and private lane

    Unfortunately there is some truth to the cliche, "No good deed goes unpunished." Sounds like your neighbors can well afford to get themselves plowed out. They are used to you doing it, so why should...
  100. Re: Not trying to start a fight, but let's have a little fun .......

    I agree with that. My 276D has been near bulletproof for the 7+ years that I have owned it. It's got heavy steel bodywork too.
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