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  1. Buying Advice Re: Recommendation for new or used Kubota 12" backhoe bucket

    Unless you can find a used one, I think you will have to just get it from Kubota. I don't think off brand buckets will fit the QA back hoe. $1000 does seem a bit high though. You could possible get...
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    Re: Any one heard of the new M62 coming out?

    If you plan to do any trenching with your TLB then a 12" bucket would be a necessity. You don't want to be digging a 24" wide ditch to put in a 1"-6" pipe. I have a 12" and an 8" (8" cut down from...
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    Re: Limiting depth of post hole digger

    You don't need to adjust the rate of drop valve, just lower the 3 PH lever a bit at a time (don't drop it all the way down) so the auger starts digging in then raise it back up to clear the dirt,...
  4. Re: Engine runs rough for a while, then smooth for a while, repeat

    Replace the spark plugs. I had a boat engine do the same thing and drove me nuts chasing fuel problems. Even removed the plugs, visually inspected, cleaned and replaced. Boat shop mechanic...
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    Re: FEL teeth - yes or no?

    I had to put a tooth bar on my Yanmar 4220 or it wouldn't dig into anything. My Kubota B26 TLB as well as my LS P7010 digs without a tooth bar, so I suppose it depends on your tractor and your needs...
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    Re: How to you store the random oil jugs?

    If engine blew, likely it was because it didn't have any oil in it.
    15W-40 should work in any engine except in below freezing conditions and even then is should not "blow" an engine. It might cause...
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    Re: a zero turn worth appreciating

    All good till you see the price!!!!!
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    Re: Best Push Mower

    I have had Murray with B&S engine that I ran for 15 years, gave it to my daughter in law when I moved to Arkansas. It would always start on the 2nd pull and never had a spark plug changed. I have a...
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    Re: Water in tank?

    Check your filters for water and drain/filter if needed/
    Question: Why the heck do they make the ROPS so darned high on that little tractor. It looks like it is several feet higher than a seated...
  10. Re: Ground engagement and rocks and not breaking things

    I found this at a local hardware store and it works great for finding and bringing up rocks. I just go really slow with my LS P7010 and keep it in 2 WD and this implement will stall the tractor...
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    Re: Kubota RTV 900 won't go into gear

    It sure wont hurt that engine a bit to use a high pressure hose and some soap and water to wash off the dirt and grease. I hose the dirt off mine frequently. Removing the gunk keeps everything...
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    Re: Torque on nuts.

    I did indeed see a Dewalt 20V 1/2" impact that stated max torque of 700 Ft. lbs but I would take that with a grain of salt. For sure it isn't going to hurt your 644# requirement by hammering it to...
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    Re: Critique my shop design

    That is my thought exactly. By going with a conventional v peaked roof, you will gain more headroom throughout the building and you may be able to decrease the side height a bit especially on the...
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    Re: compact utility tractors

    If your septic system is installed right, running your tractor over it wont be a problem. It should be 18-24" below grade and at that depth, you can run a 20K rig over it when the soil is dry...
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    Re: SCUT Mowing - Ground Speed?

    If you truly want a back hoe and you think the SCUT will work for digging, then get the TLB but skip the belly mower. Keep your ZTR for mowing which is what it is good at. Then you will have a good...
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    Re: Cab or Not?

    Some folks say they cant afford the cost of a cab, well I say, some things should not be bought just for the sake of keeping up with the Joneses, but when it comes to your comfort when outside, go...
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    Re: Cab or Not?

    photo of trimmed trees 547746 so tractors and mowers can get under them. All my trees are trimmed up appropriately. It was a lot of work at first but now just a yearly cropping of the limbs that...
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    Re: Cab or Not?

    I don't understand the issue of getting in and out of a cabbed tractor being more difficult than an open station. Given the same tractor, they are the same height so you climb up/down the same...
  19. Re: 900 RTV won't go good in mud/up grades in woods.

    This is where I got my tires. Cheapest place I have found for auto tires too.

    SimpleTire - Every Tire. Free Shipping. Fast Delivery. RISK-FREE GUARANTEE!
  20. Re: 900 RTV won't go good in mud/up grades in woods.

    My Kubota OEM rears wear worn pretty bad so I put a set of these Deestone D985-ATV 25X11.00-12 C/6PR Outlaw M/S/T.
    They look like R1 tractor tires with some siping on the bars. My front OEM's are...
  21. Thread: HP Advice

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    Tractor Sizing Re: HP Advice

    I too use my 52" Ferris IS 750 to mow my 6 acres of pasture sometimes and I can do it faster than I can with my 7 foot bush hog and get everything even right up against the trees. I cant get the...
  22. Re: JD ZTrak 915B will not start. Asking for help to find resources

    I have found that sometimes I have a no start situation and if I swing the arms in and then back out fully it works. I would go thru the sequence again by moving everything to the mow position and...
  23. Thread: HP Advice

    by Gary Fowler
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    Tractor Sizing Re: HP Advice

    Make sure the tractor is in 4 WD, FEL is about 1 foot (or less)off the ground, always travel straight up and straight down and never try to turn on a steep hill. With HST, just back off the pedal...
  24. Re: 2008 RTV 1100 enclosed cab - 1700 hours. Whats it worth?

    1700 hrs. is now way near worn out on the engine. If HST is still functioning properly and it looks good for wear and tear, it may be worth the price, but I would over $9000 for it but only if...
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    Re: Liver & Onions.... favorite recipe

    Nothing beats liver and onions IF someone else prepares it. I cant stand the smell of it cooking, but love the after cooked taste. Every time I get a chance to go to a Luby's or other buffet style...
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    Re: 4370 what is this lever

    My LS has a electric PTO engagement button but you can feather the PTO in (for bush hog) by fully depressing the clutch, engage the PTO electric button, then slowly releasing the clutch(manual...
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    Re: Wrong tool for the job

    I would have used a subsoiler as close to the tree as possible and ripped the roots on all four sides prior to pushing it. Getting all the feeder roots cut reduces the root ball and makes it easy to...
  28. Re: White plastic screen fell into gas tank on XG3140

    Something must have broken on the screen to enable it to fall into the tank. Those grabbers just may work if you can run the tank almost dry so you can see it.
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    Re: Gardens/plots for 2018

    Tilled up a little garden spot today for tomatoes, okra, beets and squash. I wont be planting anything in the ground till around 1st of May. Supposed to be 32F in the morning. Man what a spring. ...
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    Re: Weather and logic, people are strange

    It is not just the southern drivers not knowing how to drive in icy conditions. Many southern states don't have snow plows or salt trucks to take care of even light snow fall so all they can do is...
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    Re: TODAY'S GUN TIME

    That would have been a good time to tell her why you cant buy from her. No one can justify paying 30% more for an item compared to an online dealer.

    I am in the process of fixing the roof on my...
  32. Re: Gas grill leaking --can't find source, need suggestions

    I just have to mention what happened to me once. A spider built a web inside one of my burners and kept the gas from going into the burner, instead it flowed outside the orifice and ignited around...
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    Re: Zero Turn Rear Tire Suggestions

    I put some like that on my Craftsman and while it gave good traction to keep me out of my pond, it will dig a hole in the grass in a heartbeat if I get aggressive on a turn. The Craftsman is so light...
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    Re: Ordered this puppy saturday.

    Looks like lots of TBN folks are in their second childhood. I had my one sportscar when I was 21 and never wanted another. With my 3 neck surgeries, I can barely get into a pickup now and could...
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    Re: Weather and logic, people are strange

    We vary our HVAC setting as the season changes. For heat in winter, it is set to 68F. In the summer I raise it to 72F for cooling. 68f in winter seems really warm when you come inside from working...
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    Re: Should I Get A Second Generator?

    My brother in law bought one of the HF 1000 watt generators and while it starts easy, it just barely has the power to run an electric chainsaw. It really lugs the engine to get the saw started. I...
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    Re: Homesteading near Little Rock AFB, AR

    I am sure he is raising a great crop of rocks. LR is even more rocky than my spread 70 miles to the south. Welcome DodgeFan to TBN.
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    Re: Use of Cetane in fuel

    Exactly, I never add anything including anti-gel since it rarely gets cold enough for fuel to gel. Never had any problems. Back in the 60-70's that I farmed with my Dad, we went thru thousands of...
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    Re: Rounded off drain plug

    Go ahead and drive it to the shop for drain plug removal since you have tried all the suggestions with no luck. Remember to take along your new oil and filter so you can fill the crankcase and ready...
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    Front-End Loader Re: Bucket Spade Advise?

    I agree that it could damage your bucket easily. If you have a light sandy soil, you may be ok. Popping out old bushes might put lots of pressure on the bucket. Be gentle with its use if you...
  41. Re: Need to Level Out Small Cliff on Property - Help!

    I don't know about the BX but most CUT will raise a box blade high enough so that by backing up to the ledge from the downhill side it will clear the top of the ledge. Just back up as much as you...
  42. Backhoe Re: First job with BH92- install an automatic frost free waterer

    You obviously didn't need a backhoe at all if you think you could have rented a mini and did all your work for less. I bought my B26 in 2010 and have over 450 hours on it, mostly with the backhoe. ...
  43. Re: What is the most stable tractor for hilly terrain?

    All current CUT's are built basically the same so one is not going to be any more stable than another given the same tire spacing and setup. If you absolutely have to mow sideways on hillside, look...
  44. Buying Advice Re: Need Advice and Expert Opinion - B2650 tractor!

    That is a nice looking machine. I really like the articulated V plow. I wouldn't think you would use a V plow to clear sidewalks in most instances. Who wants the snow pushed into their yards or...
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    Re: New Tire Tread

    More of the world spells TYRE this way than the way we spell it (TIRE).. That design looks a bit like the Rice and Cane design with a few sipes and extra hooks. I bet it would work great for snow...
  46. Re: Wag! and you other AU/NZ folk... one question!

    It is an English thing. All Canadian and British clothing has the zipper pull on the Left (wrong side from USA). I didn't research it but I think it is a hold over from the ancient times when...
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    Re: Junked cars on my hunting property

    When I worked in Saudi Arabia back in 1982 there were hundreds of fairly new and some old cars parked along the highway. Some Mercedes looked like all they had was a flat tire or two and just...
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    Re: ?? About octane for mowers and chain saw

    I agree with everything except the part where ethanol doesn't make the gas go stale faster. Before ethanol, we could store gasoline for months (500 gallon storage tank for the cars) and it wouldn't...
  49. Re: How to keep grass from sticking to the mowing deck

    Don't mow when the grass is wet and it wont stick. I have a problem with crawfish mounds and when they a mowed over, the wet clay is thrown up to the bottom of the deck and then starts collecting...
  50. Re: Bog type disc or standard ? Pros and cons

    Well I have never heard of an offset disk referred to as a bush and bog disk. All the bush and bog disk I have seen is a tongue pull and you could lift a lever (by pulling on a rope) then back up to...
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    Re: Am I using my tractor properly? (Video)

    Being to wet may be your problem with leveling. It is hard to level dirt (and rock) when your base soil is muddy.
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    Re: Am I using my tractor properly? (Video)

    It take a lot of practice to properly level dirt and stone with a box blade and FEL. You also need a good eye for locating the high and low spots. Many of the CUT 3 PH are not really suited for box...
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    Re: Should I buy 45 or 35 H.P.?

    If the 45 and 55 are same frame size and dealer lets you have the 55 2017 for the same prices as the 2018 45, then I would go for the 55 unless it is too large for it to fit into your typical spaces....
  54. Re: Joystick on B26 VERY stiff up and down, good on curl/dump

    On my B26, there is not need to remove the bellows to access the linkages. There is ample room to insert a spray nozzle straw type thru the lever lock hole or thru the other control holes. There...
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    Re: 4 or 5' box blade

    Nothing wrong with using the scarifiers to loosen up the hard soil, but you must not try for a full length dig on the first pass. Gradually work your way down by lowering them one or two notches at...
  56. Re: How best to get rid of all these small stumps.

    You may be able to loop a chain over them and just pull them out. It looks like you may have enough stub to do that. Otherwise you grapple should work. Those small trees should have just been...
  57. Re: Joystick on B26 VERY stiff up and down, good on curl/dump

    Also check to assure that you don't have a stick or something blocking the linkages.
  58. Re: Joystick on B26 VERY stiff up and down, good on curl/dump

    I don't see anything in the controls that would freeze up except maybe the one swivel right next to the valve. You might try spraying it with some penetrant and see if it frees up. I may be the...
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    Re: Sub compacts are under estimated

    I haven't seen concrete septic tanks used in a decade. Fiberglass or plastic now is about all that is used. Concrete is way too heavy for most homebuilders construction equipment to handle and no...
  60. Re: Attachment for soil prep in rocky soils

    For surface or near surface rocks, I found that a disk harrow works well. I never had much luck raking them into a pile, just got a lot of grass and dirt. Pick up by hand and put them in the Kubota...
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    Re: Driverless Cars

    The problem with this scenario is that while driving in the city, it is impossible to drive with your hi-beams on (at least legally) since you are constantly meeting on-coming traffic. There are...
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    Re: TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I have a Ruger 22/45 and they go back together easy-peasy when you get everything just right. It may take you a couple of hours to get everything just right though.
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    Re: Mark up on new vehcile.

    When I bought my wife the Honda CR-V, they also didn't come off the price as much as I thought they should. I guess it has to do with how much they need to move them.
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    Re: Should I buy 45 or 35 H.P.?

    If it is the same frame size and not a bunch more money, go with the larger HP. Your wallet should help you decide on this. Only you can decide if the extra $$$$ is worth it for 10 more HP.
    You...
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    Re: Nailed this Big Boy! (Snapper)

    You can catch a lot of turtles with a trap like shown but you need to bait it with meat for it to be really effective. The PVC pipe needs to be at least 4" in diameter and nothing on it that the...
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    Re: Nailed this Big Boy! (Snapper)

    18" long is a fair sized snapper but really not large as they get much bigger and claims are they live over 100 years.

    With his head smashed in, he might still have crawled away. I shot a pond...
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    Re: Ok...so I got a ????

    It isn't going to pick up much more than loose grass with the spacing it has. Looks like it would do a fair job of raking freshly plowed ground to break up the clods but that is about all.
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    Re: I'll just leave this here

    Maybe he just had some green paint laying around.
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    Re: A2 milk instead of Lactose free

    I just did a little search and based on the Great Britain lawsuit, almond milk typically contains only 2% almonds so a quart would only contain about .64 ounce of almond. The rest is water, sugar...
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    Re: A2 milk instead of Lactose free

    Another advantage of Lactose free milk is the ultra-pasteurization which kills all the bacteria normally in milk. I find that a half gallon of 2% fat milk will not spoil if kept for 2 weeks or more...
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    Re: A2 milk instead of Lactose free

    Somewhere I read that almond milk has only about 4 ounces (or less) per half gallon of almond milk. I don't know what the rest is, maybe soy protein.
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    Re: I think I need to fire my optometrist.

    My wife and I both got two pair of glasses. Mine are tri-focal with one pair of glass lens (dark photo gray) and the other is plastic Transition lens. My titanium frames were still good so I only...
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    Re: Diesel Stabilizer

    Other than winter gelling issues, get clean fuel, keep it clean and you don't need any additives on diesel fuel. Additives are just insurance against getting dirty (water) fuel. I have never used...
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    Re: What is this out of?

    Exactly!!
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    A2 milk instead of Lactose free

    For those of you who suffer from lactose intolerance, have you tried the newly advertised A2 milk instead of lactose free. No one near me carries it currently. I did fill out the form for the A2...
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    Re: Rough week in the country.

    Dogs are naturally going to respond to someone walking or biking down the road in front of their stomping grounds. If the owner cares for their dog, he will have it fenced in so it cant get to the...
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    Re: First Private Pilot Lesson - Crop Duster

    I did a few hours in my instructor 152 but after taking off on a solo run one day and found that the rudder cables were extremely slack, had to return to base. The instructor found some cable clamps...
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    Re: Removing grease zerk

    I never saw a zerk that was that hard to remove. I have removed them by driving the handle end of a triangle file into the broken off zerk before I got my ease-out tools.
    Glad you were able to get...
  79. Re: My List of Shop Stuff, on-Tractor Items, and Nice to Have Tractor Mods

    You are rather obsessed with arguing that no tools are needed for tractor ownership.You are obviously someone who would rather pay someone for repair and maintenance than do it yourself. Don't let...
  80. Re: Looking at buying a used Kubota RTV 900 Diesel - NEED ADVICE, PLEASE!

    My used RTV900 came with a winch but I don't think it was factory installed. I use it all the time for pulling things like fence wire, trees, rocks etc. I have never used it to pull me out of the...
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    Re: Is it worth the argument?

    You wont ever fix a pothole without ripping it up and then filling with a compactable material like the crushed limestone or slag. Filling the hole with loose gravel will just pop back out with the...
  82. Re: Tell me how to be safe if I encounter a snake (semi rural Texas)

    Best learn to identify the venomous snakes of your area and if encountered, give them a wide berth. Non-venomous are your friend and will keep the rodent and even insect population down.
    Snakes...
  83. Re: Semi rural living - Fire safety & water provision best practices

    Do not depend on a fire dept to save your house. In my experience, even if you are next door to the volunteer fire dept like my friend was, by the time they get to your house, even if you have fire...
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    Re: DST.......What do you think?

    When I still had a paying job, I loved DST because I had time to do my home chores and do some playtime after work while still in the daylight. Most of the time I worked till 5:30 P.M. so DST...
  85. Re: Time for a new roof on the barn, metal or asphalt shingle?

    If you are in an area where hurricane damage has occurred, then you estimates will be double what they should be due to the amount of available work.
    I was about to have a half roof done on my house...
  86. Re: Hernia surgery with new tractor on it's way :(

    I had two surgeries for hernias, one to tighten up the muscles in my stomach which required cutting from belly button to breast bone(not sure what that one was called) and a couple years later...
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    Re: Cab or Not?

    It really depends on what you want to do with the tractor. Precision work with the FEL is a bit limited by poorer visibility from the cab. Also dust collecting on the cab glass can be a really big...
  88. Re: 2 Tractors or 1 Tractor? What do you own??

    I have two for my 11.29 acres. One 70 HP and one 26HP TLB. My go to is the B26. I used my P7010 for about 100 hours the first year but got most of my heavy work done. It is a 2010 and now only...
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    Re: Hearing Aid!

    Has anyone tried the EARGO hearing aids. They sent me some dummies to show how comfortable they are (they are comfortable) but they are $1000 each which is still less than half of the name brand...
  90. Re: Single bottom plow, breaking shear pins like it's my job

    I think I would have first went with a larger bolt (one size up from current) then if that still sheared, go to a harder bolt of the larger size. I would have kept working up in bolt size till I got...
  91. Re: 2 Tractors or 1 Tractor? What do you own??

    I would for sure keep the smaller tractor with the FEL. There is always somethings that smaller is better than larger for.
  92. Re: HP of first tractor. For my first acreage..?

    Leveling a hill is not a job for a small tractor. I hired a dozer to level out the hill where I built my house which is about 250 feet in length x 120 or so in width. I then let it set for a couple...
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    Re: Solder in a stripped zerk???

    Only to add, if needed, take a 1/16" welding rod and gently tack weld the drive in zerk so it wont pop out.
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    Buying Advice Re: Which tractor? How much to pay?

    I don't think one tractor is going to meet your requirements. A tractor that will lift a 2500# pallet off a trailer will be too large to fit in small spaces (Utility class of tractor). You will...
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    Re: Any Pilots On Here??

    Take a look at the trade-a-plane.com website for pricing. If you think UTV pricing is ridiculous, then just take a look. In 1985 I bought a 1977 Cessna Cardinal RG for $13K while I was working in...
  96. Mis-type and then I get voice reading off all the different forums

    I don't know what I typed but I got a voice reading off everything like is was for the blind or something. Anyone ever have this happen?
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    Re: Used Montana vs New LS

    Regardless of your tier of engine, clean fuel is a must with diesel engines. A bit of water in the storage tank and you will get algae growing which is very bad. I store about 300 gallons of fuel...
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    Re: Dating Lead Washer Tin Roof Nails?

    That was their mistake, calling hazmat. Nothing a vacuum cleaner couldn't have picked up. At highest thing necessary, replace the carpeting and padding in the area.
    We played with mercury as kids...
  99. Re: New to me Ferris, with some bad safety switches somewhere.

    Those safeties can be a bugger. If it is running but the PTO engaging stops it, then the first one I would check is the seat safety. Trying to engage the PTO while not in the seat kills the engine....
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    Re: TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Yes they come in .308 and .300 BLK but most folks that have them are in .223 and at that caliber, shooting them is not too expensive. If I wanted to shoot a .308 for hunting, I would go for a real...
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