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    Re: Perils of retirement

    Retirees don't keep an area tax base solvent. Takes productivity to do that. That's not us.
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    Re: 2014 RTV 900 with 2000 hours for 6K???

    I think you made a very good purchase. Hope it fills your needs and serves you well.

    I use mine for a large range of chores.

    I think of an RTV as a miniature 4x4 diesel ton truck with...
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    Re: Dewalt Cordless Grease Gun Deal

    The rod stores in the grease. Might have to twist it back/forth a bit.
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    Quick Hitches Re: Quick Hitch Fit to Implement?

    Wagtail, learned a new one, "knock it up". Means something very different up here. ;)
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    Re: flat face couplers

    Doesn't work that way. Couplers usually weep when there's no pressure. Under pressure they don't leak.
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    Quick Hitches Re: Quick Hitch Fit to Implement?

    The adapter allows you to use the QH on implements that might not have the correct top link height.

    As to bushings. A CAT I QH has CAT II sized bottom hooks. A CAT II QH has CAT III sized bottom...
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    Re: Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    You are welcome.

    I totally understand and am similarly knowledgable.

    XFAXMAN, a member here, taught me. I'm just paying it forward. :)
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    Re: MIG setup - Voltage, Current, Wire Speed

    I agree. And after many hours of use you may still find yourself making slight adjustments. Always be willing to experiment with improvement as the objective.
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    Quick Hitches Re: Quick Hitch Fit to Implement?

    With the use of a QH I totally agree!!!!

    If a Pat's system is used they might become more valuable.
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    Quick Hitches Re: Quick Hitch Fit to Implement?

    Vertical load, I agree.

    Horizontal load, I can't agree.

    In the OP's case it sounds like he's far enough down on the top hook to not risk snapping off the end of the hook?? If so, no worries.
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    Re: RTV900 Brake Service

    Do your brakes respond alright? If, after no recent use, you push the brake pedal to apply the brakes, then release and push again, and gain pedal, the linkage needs adjusted. If no difference in...
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    Re: How long will this forum topic remain?

    Because he needs his spoiled little arse flogged. :)
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    Re: How long will this forum topic remain?

    Yep, I guess in hindsight I have witnessed that. I pay little attention to such antics.

    Why can't we just all get along Murph??? :)
  14. Comparison Re: Partial Power Shift - What exactly does that mean

    I agree. Wish my 12/12 Hydraulic Shuttle Kubota had a hi/lo splitter. To get that you have to step up to the AG models.

    Only advantage my Kubota has is it's a 6/2 setup. So I can get 6 speeds...
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    Re: How long will this forum topic remain?

    I've never saw anyone turned away. But I don't search for interesting threads based on which forum they are posted in. Obviously. Since I ended up visiting on this thread. :)
  16. Re: Woo Hoo! Snow in Hattiesburg, MS this fine morning.

    Excuse me Sir, that's most definitely a "Snowwoman". :D
  17. Re: Woo Hoo! Snow in Hattiesburg, MS this fine morning.

    Beautiful pics Terry!!!! Hopefully you are able to enjoy the snow til it melts off rather than be inconvenienced by it.
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    Re: How long will this forum topic remain?

    Or any other brand.
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    Re: Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    Go down the page to the place where you post a reply.
    The bottom row of icons includes "Go Advanced", click on that.
    In the top row of icons, left end, is an icon with an "A" in it and the icon is...
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    Buying Advice Re: Update on Purchase: Kubota M7060

    Very accurate.

    I have carried too much weight on the 3pt and made the tractor dangerously light on the front axle when no load was on the FEL.
  21. Re: Quick disconnect hydraulic coupler leaking when mated...

    Usually only happens when they are coupled. That's the only time the oring is doing anything.
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    Re: Pulled this old Oliver out of the field...

    Tractors are a hit in parades and shows locally. I like the running versions in their native skin. Looking forward to seeing action pics of this tractor.

    Thanks for saving it rather than...
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    Buying Advice Re: Update on Purchase: Kubota M7060

    The reason the TT example isn't applicable is you only have, at the most, 2 ground contact points. With your tractor, before the load is lifted, you have 3. At the least with the TT, 1. At the...
  24. Re: Quick disconnect hydraulic coupler leaking when mated...

    Hopefully you won't be disappointed with your new couplers. Very, very common for this type of coupler to leak when all pressure is released.
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    Buying Advice Re: Update on Purchase: Kubota M7060

    So is the answer #1 or #2??

    This gets very complicated and difficult to understand.

    Your teter totter example isn't applicable. If the tractor was weighted in such a scenario the front tires...
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    Re: Plywood for concrete forms

    My Son In Law works with concrete in very complex situations. I listen to him talk about it in silence with my mouth hanging open. In practical application He's forgot more about concrete than I'll...
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    Buying Advice Re: Update on Purchase: Kubota M7060

    Weight in the tires adds a LOT of stability. Actually better than weight on the 3pt, which can become unstable in the wrong off camber situation.

    The unloading the front axle discussion gets...
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    Very good point!!!! I have a good friend who is self employed. I have lovingly lectured him for the past 30 years about how much he needs to be investing in his retirement fund to have an enjoyable...
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    Buying Advice Re: Update on Purchase: Kubota M7060

    Weight on the rear tires determine a tractor's stability, not the front tires. When doing FEL work we dramatically change the Center of Gravity on our tractors. Developing a mental way to judge...
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    Re: Alcohol vs marijuana

    You sure you don't live in the U.S.????
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    Re: Alcohol vs marijuana

    Yep. And that's why I think it's important to Back the Blue until it's sorted out.
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    Re: Alcohol vs marijuana

    No chemist here, but, I think one advantage that has came from the legalization of medical MJ is the open study and development of other uses rather than getting high. I'm glad to see this work...
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    I have $120K invested as part of my retirement. I draw $800 per month from it. It grows a little every year.

    If you consider worst case scenario, as in, your retirement money doesn't earn any...
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    And why waste a good peanut butter sandwich with Jelly when you can use Honey??? :)
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    Re: B2650 dual rear remotes.

    It won't care about upside down. Might need some elbows, etc., to get you hydraulic hoses pointing in the right direction. It's very important to think about the hose thing. They actually need to...
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    Re: B2650 dual rear remotes.

    That will work very well. Excuse me if I explain things you already know, but we need to talk about the "lock valve" on this cylinder. This prevents cylinder drift that is commonly caused by leakage...
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    Maybe after having been to Sh**hole places like RVN we just have a different perspective. :)
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    Re: Plywood for concrete forms

    You have nothing to apologize for. This happens on almost every thread that goes more than 20 posts or so.

    Hypothetically, if I thought I needed a "tie" every 18", I'd put one every 12". If the...
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    Re: Plywood for concrete forms

    Yep. I concur. Thought that's what I was saying all along. So we are agreeing that concrete doesn't hydrate?? :)
  40. Thread: HST vs shuttle

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    Re: HST vs shuttle

    Skip, welcome to TBN!!!!!

    This discussion comes up frequently here. There is never a winner. It's too dependent on the individual operator.

    In your case, being an old gear drive guy, I think...
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    Re: Please identify this weather phenomenon

    Nothing makes the ground any more sloppy than melted snow.......
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    Re: B2650 dual rear remotes.

    Yep, I think they turned out very well.

    I'm a lever guy too. Still run a blade part time maintaining 50 miles of gravel roads.
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    Re: B2650 dual rear remotes.

    You'll love TnT when you get it going. It is very hard to find a top cylinder that short with the correct ends. You might consider building one. I built mine. Bought the cylinders in the correct...
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    Re: Bigger knucklehead than me?

    What, there's no prize. :)

    Welcome to TBN!!!!

    If you hang around you'll soon learn that Bruce is a valued researcher. That man can find any information about any subject in just a matter of...
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    Re: Alcohol vs marijuana

    Hundreds.
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    Re: Alcohol vs marijuana

    My Sister-In-Law runs one of the first prescription stores in Colorado Springs. She had people walk in wanting to purchase but didn't have a script. She had a list of Doctors she handed out. Next...
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    Re: Pulled this old Oliver out of the field...

    I mowed a LOT of hay with a 55 as a kid. Loved running that tractor.
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    Re: Pulled this old Oliver out of the field...

    I agree. Very rare. First one I've ever saw. I grew up around 55s, Super 55s and 550s. It's a 6spd forward, 2spd reverse trans tractor with an Oliver unique shifter pattern. With the shifter in...
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    Re: Bigger knucklehead than me?

    Bruce wins the prize!!! :D
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    Re: Please identify this weather phenomenon

    The weather gurus are saying this trend will continue thru most of the Winter. You may get another opportunity to study this abnormality in person. :)
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    Re: Alcohol vs marijuana

    I am only familiar with Colorado. I think I could get a prescription with one visit to the Dr. I have no stress or anxiety problems.
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    Re: Alcohol vs marijuana

    I agree Mike. Medical MJ was improperly controlled and introduced to the public. Now it will be very hard to get it under control. The Federal government was way too slow in reacting. This left...
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    Re: B2650 dual rear remotes.

    That's true!!! You are doing a great job of taking advantage of your tractor's hydraulic capabilities!!! Post any updates that you add later.
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    Buying Advice Re: Update on Purchase: Kubota M7060

    If you are going to use the FEL a lot I suggest non corrosive fluid in the rears.
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    Re: Shop Air Compressor set up questions?

    What blue pipe, all I saw was that green tractor!!! ;)

    Your air system looks fine to me!!!
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    Re: Plywood for concrete forms

    I don't think anyone is completely wrong. I think is much miscommunication. I am totally not a chemist. I'm just reading posts as they are written.

    Cement absorbs water, not concrete.
    ...
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    God Bless you and grant you a healthy and complete recovery.
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    My wife quit putting her dirty clothes in the hamper with mine after a nice blouse got ruined from grease stains on my jeans.

    I rarely fold clothes. Only do when the item I'm looking for is in...
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    Re: LPGS For Kubota B2910

    I've never ran one, just witnessed them in action. Never thought they could be used to heat and bend metal. Tin maybe. As you said, can't concentrate the heat enough. Justifiably so since they...
  60. Re: How to start today's modern chainsaws........

    I drop start my Stihls. Friend of mine doesn't have the arm strength and grip to do that so he sets his on the ground as the Stihl manual says to do.
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    Re: Plywood for concrete forms

    Intellectually so. :)
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    Re: Plywood for concrete forms

    I think you just made Snobdds point. :)
  63. Re: Woo Hoo! Snow in Hattiesburg, MS this fine morning.

    Heard this morning that Corpus Christi Texas had snow.
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    Re: Plywood for concrete forms

    Didn't say you weren't correct. Your statement implied that the hydration of cement was the same as the previous discussion of hydration of concrete. :)
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    Re: Plywood for concrete forms

    You were the first person to use the word "cement". The nitpickers on this thread may point that out to you in a negative way!!! :)
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    Re: Plywood for concrete forms

    Careful Rock knocker, you have mixed apples with your oranges and may get called out for it. :)
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    Re: Why Can't We Have Stuff Like That?

    That yellow Mecalac machine is screaming "TIP ME OVER, TIP ME OVER!!!!!". I see no use for it whatsoever.
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    Re: FEL Boom Conversion from Engine Hoist

    I think you are right on the mark for the uses you described!!!

    If you ever rig up the electric saw please post pics and narrative!!!! I think that's a very innovative idea!!!
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    How dare you say such a thing!!! Zero percent financing is FREE!!!!!! :cool:
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    Re: How long will this forum topic remain?

    Kinda like living in a sparsely populated community, everyone is related.

    Pretty hard to find a tractor brand that isn't related to another in some manner. No one is an orphan here. :)
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    Re: B2650 dual rear remotes.

    Very nice!!!!!

    Thanks for the detailed writeup and pictures!!!!
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    Re: Plywood for concrete forms

    Can't help you with the treated question.

    Will offer this. Helped my wife's Grandpa pour a concrete wall against an existing basement wall years ago. Used plywood and braced the snot out of it. ...
  73. Thread: Ballast box

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    Re: Ballast box

    I'd make sure the vertical tubes have drain holes in the bottom.

    Since you are using removable ballast I wouldn't worry about it too much. Adjust to suit your needs.
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    Re: FEL Boom Conversion from Engine Hoist

    Very nice build. Sounds like you have a firm grip on the safety issues. For delicate use I like your idea of planting the FEL on the ground and using the jib to lift!!!!

    Nothing as nice as...
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    Re: Need Advise - 6 Acre Lot with 4,000 SQ Ft Barn

    That's where I would have started as well. If you find yourself still interested you can ask them for a counter offer. Ya never know.
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    And at the beginning of the project she has to get everything out and line it all up on the counters. No room left for anything. In the middle of it all is the recipe book on it's "stand". To find...
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    I misquoted earlier, had to go take a look. Whirlpool Gold.
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    Just as with anything. Ya want a Pinto or an LTD??? :)
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    Oh Absolutely!!!!
  80. Re: Part number for BX2200 60" deck anti-scap wheel pins?

    Leejohn, good stuff right there!!!! Thank you very much for the link!!! :cool:
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    Mowing Re: DIY Mower Deck Storage Wheels

    Post pics when you get yours built. Someone else may be watching this thread for ideas. :)
  82. Re: Part number for BX2200 60" deck anti-scap wheel pins?

    Very possibly. I might have misinterpreted what he needs.
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    And have free Health Care if something should go bad.....
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    Re: Trees on Dam of pond. Ok?

    If the roots have penetrated the dam and are invading the water pool how would a person remove those roots?

    I believe that's where the problem comes in.

    For large existing trees on the dam I...
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    I've used many dishes straight from the dishwasher!!!! :D
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    Maybe we've just been lucky. Our 18 year old dishwasher has completed approximately 5,400 loads of dishes with not a single repair. The one we had before that lasted 17 years and was replaced...
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    Re: LPGS For Kubota B2910

    Yep, bottles are costly. I've got seven. Bought them all at farm sales.

    I have two Victor torches. I think they are the Cadillac for the home shop guy. My large torch is Model H315FC. It's my...
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    Re: BKT tires vs. Titan (Ag tread)

    Modern tires are formed where they meet the rim to be almost flush. No rim lip sticking out. Would make it almost impossible to beat down with a tire hammer. Tires designed in this manner have a...
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    Re: Trees on Dam of pond. Ok?

    In my opinion, Eddie nailed this one!!!!

    I have two ponds. Both had large trees on the back side of the dam. Neither pond leaked. On one pond my brother backhoe'd the large trees off the dam. ...
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    Mowing Re: DIY Mower Deck Storage Wheels

    Keep in mind, with swivel casters, the load center changes as they rotate. Look at the JD deck you pictured. If you try to pull that deck away from the wall, or toward the top of the deck, the...
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    Re: Need Advise - 6 Acre Lot with 4,000 SQ Ft Barn

    I would never walk away without making an offer. The seller's price and the buyer's price are going to meet at some point. Might be when you make your offer.
  92. Re: Part number for BX2200 60" deck anti-scap wheel pins?

    Hopefully I attached this link correctly. Looks like illustration # 30. Part # K52221-72670.

    http://kpadweb.kubota.co.jp/kpad2/PartsInfo.do?bookCd=100K1086&funcCd=172&figNo=A10300&dispType=2
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    Re: Any benefit in changing hyd fluid?

    I think the title of this thread is very appropriate. The OP asked for factual benefit, not opinions. :)
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    Re: Xj2025 backhoe dolly

    I built a welding table that weighs around 800lbs fully stocked. It's on very high quality 6" steel casters. It requires the floor to be swept clean before moving. It also requires a pretty hefty...
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    Re: Xj2025 backhoe dolly

    Will be interested in the end result!!!! Please post pics.

    I'm a bit concerned if the hoe sitting on those wheels will be able to be moved by hand. Not sure what the hoe in question weighs?
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    I think ours is a Maytag. Purchased in 1999. Has never required any service. Is a bit noisy compared to new ones now, but works great. If it quits today, it will get replaced today, tomorrow at...
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    Re: Perils of retirement

    Proper loading of a dishwasher has a large impact on the quality of the results!!!!

    This from the guy that as a bachelor did a load of laundry when the dirty clothes basket was full. Never...
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    Re: Any benefit in changing hyd fluid?

    I agree.

    If I were one who rarely changes fluids I would have an oil analysis program going on.
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    Re: Any benefit in changing hyd fluid?

    I pressure wash my tractors 3 or 4 times a year. I've never had any problems as a result of that practice. Had everything cleaned up for Winter and then had to help a friend pulling a sheepsfoot...
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    Re: LPGS For Kubota B2910

    Making progress!!! Thanks for the pics and updates. Very interested in following this project!!!
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