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  1. Thread: new carport

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    Re: new carport

    I had one put up several years ago by "Tri-State Carports". 395706 I later enclosed it myself & added a woodshed lean-to on the south side.

    This fall, I ordered another one from "Elephant...
  2. Thread: new carport

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    Re: new carport

    If the "Americans" would do the work, fine, but good luck!
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    Re: 3 point log splitter

    I run mine off the loader bucket connections on my JD 790: 395600 I tie the joy stick off to the fender with a tarp strap & use the control valve on the splitter: 395601

    It's not fast, but keeps...
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    Re: side by side diesel tractor?

    I made this one from a parted out JD 317 a few years ago: 395061

    I built it for parades, used it to pull a line of garden carts: 395062

    Sold it this summer because I had too much stuff! ~~ ...
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    Re: Wearing a sleep apnea mask?

    I'm still using my first CPAP, used to disinfect the mask with hot water & white vinegar weekly. Changed the filter monthly (note: I said "used to"). Only change the mask when it wears out, I keep...
  6. Re: Wood splitting, what do you do with your slag?

    Bigger pieces go in the stove, smaller stuff is used for mulch!
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    Re: Locust Trees are Nasty

    I've got way too many Honey Locust trees at the farm, been fighting them for 50 years. Lots of flat tires over that time! It is one of the best firewood's out there! I usually kill the thorny ones...
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    Re: EMS exemption from CDL requirements?

    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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    Re: ATV Trailer Build

    One of my earlier projects: 394062 394063 Can't find the build pics of it! I built it to haul the 140 in parades, so it is designed for hard surface. Problem was the 6" wheelbarrow tires would...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I brought this load home from the farm today, about half was already cut, the rest cut today. 393887

    Wood rack by the shop is now full, the rest is in the "excess" pile along the back fence.
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    Re: EMS exemption from CDL requirements?

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    I spent 29 years as a small town paid firefighter, mostly before the CDL system was enacted. I see a lot of "truck drivers" (among others) who shouldn't be on the...
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    Re: Are your "hummers" leaving early?

    Haven't seen any here since the cold front a few days ago! ~~ Lowell
  13. Thread: Log arch

    by grnspot110
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    Re: Log arch

    I use a winch on mine, then chain the log for towing: 393419 393420 ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Elephant Structures Barns

    I just added a lean-to to the side of the enclosed carport I got from Tri-State carports several years ago. The The original carport has the heavier frame, making it taller than their "standard"...
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    Re: Wearing a sleep apnea mask?

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    #1: As you stated, you've never taken the test! Not all people with sleep apnea are over weight, granted, I am & have been all my life. I've used a CPAP for several years & will continue...
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    Re: Are your "hummers" leaving early?

    Still a couple here yesterday! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Are your "hummers" leaving early?

    Still at least one here yesterday evening, north central MO! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Are your "hummers" leaving early?

    Still at least two here this afternoon. ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Are your "hummers" leaving early?

    Two still here yesterday! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Our farm pond has an ancient inhabitant

    I don't like snapping turtles in my ponds, Painted turtles are fine, but not snappers, especially the big ones! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Our farm pond has an ancient inhabitant

    Time to break out the 12 gauge! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Still Mowing weekly in SEPT

    I'm still mowing twice/week & haven't fertilized for two years! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Are hummingbirds running late?

    Saw some rather white roofs along hwy 2 Saturday morning on the way to Blakesburg!

    We still have at least two Hummers here in north central MO. ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Damage to my barn today

    When IH first came out with big round balers, the other "set-up" man where I worked at the time took one to a local farmer to demonstrate. Rolled the first bale down a hill, through a fence & into a...
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    Canopy Re: So, what's your daytime job?

    Firefighter in a town of around 6000, retired for nearly nine years now. ~~ Lowell
  26. Thread: Edger

    by grnspot110
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    Re: Edger

    I would think you would want a flat disk, like a plow coulter, a dished disk will throw the dirt to the side instead of a straight cut. ~~ Lowell
  27. Re: Any Ideas on best way to ship a Mid Mount Mower?

    I haven't used them, but have you checked with Fastenal? They do some store to store shipping. ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Are your "hummers" leaving early?

    We have a hummer feeder, Oriole liquid feeder & jelly cup close together & plenty of flowers around. Still have 3 hummers & several Orioles around. ~~ Lowell
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    Re: New trailer hitch law in NY?

    Simple trailer hitching accessory: 388696 Just a piece of 1/2" plastic pipe with a cap attached to the trailer coupler! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Getting ready for deer season.

    I stay ready! 387989387990387991 ~~ Lowell
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    Re: New trailer hitch law in NY?

    Just being sarcastic!

    I do pull doubles here, but not out of state.

    Went past three state patrolmen beside the raod with this load a few years ago: 387857 ~~ Lowell
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    Re: New trailer hitch law in NY?

    Question, does all this mean I have to remove my drawbar when I unhook my 16' trailer at the back of my property until I drive the 50 yards back to my driveway to hook onto one of my other trailers? ...
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    Re: John Deere B

    If you can break the hubs loose from the axle! Some times that can be a problem! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: New trailer hitch law in NY?

    What about the one on the back of my 16' trailer? ~~ Lowell
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    Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    When I retired, the city cheated me out of 21 days paid vacation! First, about a year before I retired, they decided all vacations went by their fiscal year instead of the employees start date. ...
  36. Re: Help identify these attachments and their value please

    Brinly still makes both the plow & spring-tooth cutiivator: Brinly-Hardy Ground Engaging Products
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    Re: Covered Truck Bed

    I have a "tri-fold" hard cover & use an assortment of storage boxes & some crates so that I can change out when needed. Also have a tailgate lock to keep out the "convenience thieves, won't stop the...
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    Re: Where does your tractor sleep?

    Normally the 314 & TS Gator are in this shed, Gator sets farther back: 385770

    The 790, 420 & 70 I are usually in here: 385771

    Things are re-arranged today so I can back the 16' trailer in the...
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    Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    I worked as a paid small town firefighter for 29 years, retired 7-1/2 years ago. Carried a pager nearly all that time, with NO extra pay. Cell phones weren't even in this area until the last few...
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    Re: Medicare Dos and Donts

    Just be sure to sign up for part "D", prescription plan, even if you don't need it now! I write the checks for my mother's bills, she hadn't signed up for part "D" & at her age, the monthly penalty...
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    Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    In my case, I was able to buy in to the local city's insurance (worked for them for 29 years as a firefighter). It's still expensive, $380/mo., but a lot cheaper than their previous carrier. ...
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    Re: Job Site Bathroom

    Maybe he just doesn't like Home Depot! :D
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    Re: Job Site Bathroom

    I grew up in a different time, I guess! An outhouse was our"bathroom" until I was grown. I built this one for the picnic ground at the farm, with extra space so it could be used as a "changing...
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    Re: Wearing a sleep apnea mask?

    I hadn't remembered any dreams in years before using the CPAP, always thought it was strange when people talked about their dreams! I've had my CPAP for around 15 years, started dreaming...
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    Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    NO more carrying a pager, getting up from dead sleep to emergency calls, my time is my own!!!

    I retired 8-1/2 years ago after 29 years of fire fighting. I can find plenty to keep me busy! ~~ ...
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    Re: Why do you live where you live?

    I'm in north central MO, about 20 miles from where I grew up (in the next county). And yes, I've even been out of state, but not very far! :D ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Missouri man dies from Copperhead bite

    Some things aren't meant to be handled!
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    Re: Trailer decking

    Wider boards will shrink more leaving wider cracks, just not as many of them! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Foam for cart tires

    If you'll read my post, it was in response to the post about "Ultra-seal", not foam! And yes, I have used Ultra-seal from Gempler's. ~~ Lowell
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    Re: New membwe from Missouri

    :welcome: From another "northerner"! :D ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Foam for cart tires

    If you don't like your rims! I've used it & it does work, but makes a heck of a mess if you need to remove the tire later on. Also, some brands rust the rims really bad! My JD 420 had some type of...
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    Re: Fire Extinguisher mounting locations!!

    Mine is clamped to the ROPS:

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    For those who want to "let it burn", you won't recover everything with insurance & a good extinguisher can stop a fire before much damage is done! ~~ ...
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    Re: Cut an Ash Tree Yesterday

    I suspicion the Emerald Ash Borer is already in our area, although there are other bugs that look similar! I have plenty of various types of wood available; Ash, Oak's, Hackberry, Elms, Honey...
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    Re: wood beam driveway grader spotted

    Dad had a wooden road drag when I was a kid, worked very well! Going from memory, it was made with two 4" x 12" (maybe bigger) timbers on edge with metal cutting blades, probably 8' or so wide. He...
  55. Re: If you haven't seen the "NEW" gas cans, they have out done themselves!

    One source: gas can vent | eBay
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    Re: Pictures of your Tractor!

    Don't have these two anymore, but grew up on this 720D ES, Dad bought it new (leftover) in 1959 with a 227 corn picker on it:

    376426 Sold it a few years ago since I only started it 3-4/year!
    ...
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    Re: WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY ?

    Actually yesterday, I spent the morning mowing for the first time this year at the farm with the 790 & 5' Woods finish mower.

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    Since I had to slow down & mow some of it twice, I ran low...
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    Re: Pictures of your Tractor!

    Here are part of mine; 1969-L/60 Custom, 83-420, 80-314, 70-70 I & 04-790 behind:

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    420 & 790:

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    Lowell
  59. Re: How big is your garden and how many tomato plants?

    I have some "patio" tomatoes set in pots that I covered the last two nights, 37* & frosty. My 14 main crop tomatoes won't be set out for another week or so. Cages are ready, weather isn't yet, 9...
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    Re: Craigslist translator

    At least that one sounds honest!
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    Re: My 2014 Spring Garden

    My Tators & onions didn't fare too well through the hail storm:

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    They'll come out of it, but will be set back some. Right now, the tators are covered with sawdust, 34* predicted...
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    Re: Craigslist translator

    Ran when it was parked-----------------------No idea how long it's sat there!
  63. Re: What's your dog's name and how did you name it?

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    "Chief", sitting, anybody who's been around fire chief's will understand (they think they're God!

    "Dottie", (Lil' Miss Lot's of Dots) laying down, self explanatory!

    375018 ~~ ...
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    Re: $200 Cornstalk

    I was pushing brush a couple years ago with the 790, had the 3-pt disk on the back. Heard a "whish", got off, looked it over & found nothing. Finished the job & when I unhooked the disk & turned,...
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    Re: $200 Cornstalk

    When I first bought my 790, I was driving around a field at the farm when the tractor died. Couldn't find the problem, but was able to get the pickup & trailer to it & hop it on a foot or so at a...
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    Re: My 2014 Spring Garden

    Mine isn't doing as well after yesterday evening:

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    Hail was mostly pea to marble sized, but some 1" or so! High winds & at least...
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    Re: Why the big push for Angus cattle?

    The cockle-burs weren't as bad as that other stuff (usually greenish in color) that their tails were full of! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Why the big push for Angus cattle?

    What the stores sell now is nothing like what I grew up with, milk or meat! Too many people nowadays don't know what good food is because they've never had it. I grew up in the 50's & 60's milking...
  69. Re: "We don't want no firehouse in our neighborhood...."

    Thank you!

    Retired after 11 years ago, 29 years as a paid firefighter. ~~ Lowell
  70. Re: "We don't want no firehouse in our neighborhood...."

    Agreed!!! :duh: ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Outhouse for convenience

    I built my own, mostly with used lumber:

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    Hole in the ground is lined with an old water heater tank with the ends cut out. Toss a little wood ash in the hole occasionally for...
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    Re: Splitting wood by hand

    Looks like it does work, at least on straight grained wood. At that price I think I'll pass though! Looks like he's splitting for "cookstove" wood. ~~ grnspot
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    Re: My 2014 Spring Garden

    My onion sets are sprouting & the first peas are just breaking ground today! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Ford Dearborn Disc Harrow

    Sounds a little steep for a Dearborn in our area! ~~ grnspot
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    Re: JD 40-U transporting question

    Depends on if the wheels are "set in" (narrow position). If the rears haven't been adjusted for a while, they may be hard to break loose! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Peaceful evening at the farm pond

    NICE!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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    Re: Logistics of firewood hauling and splitting?

    Just finished splitting & filling my woodshed for next year:

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    My shed too, will hold enough wood for two years:

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    I bring mine in from the farm & stack it along the fence...
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    Re: My 2014 Spring Garden

    I just started my greenhouse a few days ago, one flat of mixed tomato varieties & seven flats of flowers, mostly Marigolds. First Marigolds sprouting this morning! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: How smart is your dog/cat?

    I always liked the vehicle window sign that reads "My Dalmatian (enter your breed) is smarter than your honor student"! ~~ grnspot
  80. Re: If you haven't seen the "NEW" gas cans, they have out done themselves!

    Fortunately, I've picked up several of the tapered Rubbermaid gas cans over the years, along with some replacement spouts: 370823

    My two Diesel cans are vented, but had a small vent hole until I...
  81. Re: When is the last time you had rain and how much?

    We ended up with about one inch of much needed rain yesterday, snow flurries this morning! ~~ grnspot
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    Re: grease your balls or not

    Big difference between a 1' or less drawbar & what you're talking about! ~~ grnspot
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    Re: grease your balls or not

    You shouldn't walk that close to somebody else's vehicle anyway!

    For me, it depends how soon I'm going to use it again! This is the first pickup I haven't had mine bolted in and the threads...
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    Re: Greenhouse Transplants are about ready

    Looks good! :thumbsup:

    I plan to plant my onions & tators tomorrow, probably some peas. Haven't started my greenhouse yet, hope to first of next week. ~~ Lowell
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    Re: hi from missouri

    :welcome: from the north end! ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Banner Ad Problem

    I've had the same one for a couple of days now, annoying! ~~ Lowell
  87. Re: Getting the '49 MT ready to get restored by a friend

    This is the one we brought back from IA:

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    A little paint popping on the hood, but overall pretty good condition. ~~ Lowell
  88. Re: Getting the '49 MT ready to get restored by a friend

    Thanks for the video, brings back old memories! Nice job!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    I put a lot of hours (& miles) on one back in the mid 60's, Dad bought one for a saddle horse. My...
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    Re: Winters not over...

    You guys didn't hear --- that stinking groundhog saw his shadow ----------------- again!!! :eek::thumbdown: :smiley_aafz:
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    Re: Raised garden beds

    I use "lazy man's" raised beds in one garden, no forms, just keep the walkways the same all the time:

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    Planting beds are around 30" wide, so I can reach from either side. I...
  91. Thread: Dog pics

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    Re: Dog pics

    We all seem to enjoy "lap time"! :D
  92. Thread: Dog pics

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    Re: Dog pics

    A couple recent pics, first "lap-nap" time Chief on my right, Dottie on my left:

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    Dottie trots beside the Gator, while Chief rides in the back:

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    Chief doesn't get around real...
  93. Re: Car Hauler or Equipment Trailer -- What is the difference please?

    I prefer hinged loading legs over blocks, shown here in the up (storage) position:

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    When down, on level ground (no load) they are a couple inches off the ground. When the weight is on...
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    Re: Off and Running

    Nice greenhouse!:thumbsup:

    I have an 8 x 10' hoop house, but it's still too cold to start anything here yet. ~~ Lowell
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    Re: Tomato Cages

    I have used two 16' cattle panels about 1-1/2' apart with twine tied across between the plants, worked OK, but I prefer the cages!

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    I only plant 14 full sized plants, plus several...
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    Re: Tomato Cages

    I also use the re-wire & cut the bottom ring off to stick in the ground, but use a lightweight "U" post on the windward side for extra support. I cut half the cages 6" shorter than the rest, that...
  97. Re: Are Antique Tractor Collectors a Dying Breed?

    Thanks! I kinda' like to pick up "junkers" & see what I can do with them. Here are my "modified s":

    The L/60 Custom from a 60 lawn tractor with a blown engine:

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    317 Special...
  98. Re: Are Antique Tractor Collectors a Dying Breed?

    I used to have a couple "two cylinders":

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    I've since gone to strictly lawn & garden tractors & attachments due to space & hauling limitations:

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    There seem to be...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Depends on what I'm doing on which tractor I use:

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    Lowell
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    Re: How do you enjoy your free time?

    Free time, it's all free time, except the Drs. appointments! :D

    Our home property is 1-1/2 acres, so plenty to do here.

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    The farm is 190 acres with plenty of...
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