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  1. Don't know about removing it, I just stood mine...

    Don't know about removing it, I just stood mine on end to drain it. I used Teflon tape to seal the plugs when I was done.
  2. Thread: AK-47

    by MoMower
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    I have a century AK. Good, reliable and sloppy...

    I have a century AK. Good, reliable and sloppy like an AK should be. I did have to send it back to have the feed ramps milled due to a feeding issue, but it was taken care of quickly.
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    Mine was a branch that the tractor,myself and the...

    Mine was a branch that the tractor,myself and the ROPS cleared, just not the light. I only did it once though, lol.
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    I'm just over 300 hrs on my 1710. The Manual...

    I'm just over 300 hrs on my 1710. The Manual states to change the coolant yearly. I do, just by draining the overflow and block and then adding fresh coolant, no flush.

    There is one line that...
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    Not really, but I'm not a huge guy either. And...

    Not really, but I'm not a huge guy either. And sight lines for the lights remained acceptable.
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    After removing one of mine, abruptly, with a tree...

    After removing one of mine, abruptly, with a tree branch, I moved the to the inside on my 1710. No problems since.
  7. I do 3000' or so of private roadway, I'm first of...

    I do 3000' or so of private roadway, I'm first of 4 on the roadway. The last buys salt and will give me $20 for fuel now and again plus piched in for the blower and spreader. The 2nd put
    In my HVAC...
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    60" snow blower for my tractor and new snow tires...

    60" snow blower for my tractor and new snow tires for the car were procured over the summer....it will not snow this year.
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    Your school property taxes are high because the...

    Your school property taxes are high because the Fiefs running their fiefdoms have no problem spending, and largely wasting your money on Taj Mahal buildings and sports arenas for kids to play while...
  10. Backhoe Back when I worked for a living, I was Union...

    Back when I worked for a living, I was Union Ironworker. One thing you learn quickly is that if you drop something, or something falls, Do not try to catch it. It is so en grained that I watch stuff...
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    I run Amsoil in everything. If your going To use...

    I run Amsoil in everything. If your going
    To use it regularly, become a preferred customer and it gets much more economical, as compared can to paying retail.
  12. File harassment complaint against the...

    File harassment complaint against the cops.....yeah that stupidity would work...

    The cops are showing up because they are getting called by some busy body. The cops are showing up because they...
  13. Purchased a LT5000 in 2009, cut half my yard and...

    Purchased a LT5000 in 2009, cut half my yard and the deck came apart (flying pulleys). Back to the store and they made good, even trade for a GT5000 excelerator, used it on 2 acres of grass until...
  14. Thread: Garden hose.

    by MoMower
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    I usually buy craftsman rubber lifetime hoses,...

    I usually buy craftsman rubber lifetime hoses, they will link, but meet all of your other criteria.
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    Oil & Fuel SAE80W 90, suitable ?

    Gents, is 80W90 a suitable replacement for SAE 80, in my mower deck gear box? TIA
  16. I'm just trying to figure out how inanimate...

    I'm just trying to figure out how inanimate objects can be "inherently dangerous".....
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    I picked up a used 5x8 from a rental place for...

    I picked up a used 5x8 from a rental place for $1300. Put about $300 into it and it's good as new. Might be worth checking around.
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    Have seen them side By side, other than the...

    Have seen them side
    By side, other than the shape
    Of the bucket being slightly different and the decals, they appeared to be identical. Maybe capacity?
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    I'll be at work, hopefully not scraping up...

    I'll be at work, hopefully not scraping up amateurs......
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    For mechanical leveling help, I went with Helwig...

    For mechanical leveling help, I went with Helwig springs, from suspension connection. Com. Keep my 98 K1500 level with a ton in the bed.
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    A few years ago Volvo did away with the winter...

    A few years ago Volvo did away with the winter button. On my 09 S80, with the spin control turned off it will start out in second, in manual mode. It even suggests this in the owners manual.
  22. Thread: Curious...

    by MoMower
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    Backhoe Well worth the cost, since I purchased in April...

    Well worth the cost, since I purchased in April 14, 6 stumps in my lawn area, 4 stumps in the pasture and 110' or so long trench for water to the barn that would have cost several 1000 to have done.
  23. Yup, in the locked position the mower still...

    Yup, in the locked position the mower still lowers some, just not all the way. At least on mine.
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    Bought the same box a few years ago at the $700...

    Bought the same box a few years ago at the $700 price. Got the cut to size craftsman wrench holders (plastic channel with foam holder part), and a few rolls of the HF drawer liner material. The HF...
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    Not having a round in the chamber = might as well...

    Not having a round in the chamber = might as well be carrying a brick.....
  26. Nope, no works on my 1710.

    Nope, no works on my 1710.
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    I have a 1710 and the MMM. It works well, nice...

    I have a 1710 and the MMM. It works well, nice cut and quick. The lift arms, sway links and lower arms have to come off when the mower is on. The upper lift arms that are attached to the tractor stay...
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    Depends on land size, we have 2.5 acres and have...

    Depends on land size, we have 2.5 acres and have 2 horses and raise rabbits, chickens and quail. I went with a SCUT Massey GC 1710 TLB and added a belly mower. It does the chores I need it to with...
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    I'll give crossing them a shot, better than...

    I'll give crossing them a shot, better than permanently modifying them. The swat is less than an inch now. Thanks gents.
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    Re: Cat 0 rear blade, on Cat 1 hitch?

    So now the question becomes, How much sway is acceptable? It sways a bit because the turnbuckles reach max tightness before the sway is completely taken out. It does not sway enough to hit the BH sub...
  31. I have news for you, gangbangers, gangs and their...

    I have news for you, gangbangers, gangs and their influence are everywhere, to say that there aren't there is ignorant, they most certainly are.

    As an current LEO, I work in a very affluent...
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    The pins were throwing me off somewhat as the...

    The pins were throwing me off somewhat as the lift pins are already 7/8, I will have to try to get a bushing for the top pin though, as that is 3/4 and a 7/8 pin will not fit through the holes....
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    Re: Cat 0 rear blade, on Cat 1 hitch?

    :cool2:excellent, hate to give up a free blade, to spend the $300 for a new one
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    Cat 0 rear blade, on Cat 1 hitch?

    As the title states, I have a Massey GC1710. I was given a woods RB-5, rear blade. The blades 3PH mount is 19" between the pins, making it a cat 0 I beleive. Can I use this on my cat 1 hitch for snow...
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    $4-4.50, 40# small squares of Timothy/orchard mix...

    $4-4.50, 40# small squares of Timothy/orchard mix is the norm here.

    Sent from my idrankthekoolaid device c/o TractorByNet
  36. Very happy with my 1710 so far @105 hrs. Did a...

    Very happy with my 1710 so far @105 hrs. Did a 170' trench, start to finish in about 18 hrs, good stump digging , mows well with a 54" belly. No complaints.

    Sent from my idrankthekoolaid device...
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    Don't know if it'll help but rise is closer to 6'...

    Don't know if it'll help but rise is closer to 6' and there are no fittings, elbows, etc between valve board and the hydrant.

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    There is about a ten foot gain in elevation from...

    There is about a ten foot gain in elevation from the house to the barn. And your welcome. It was an interesting project and I'm a much better back how operator for it. All in I added about 20 hours...
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    Took about 12 seconds at hose for gallon of...

    Took about 12 seconds at hose for gallon of water.

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    Will try the hose bib with a 25' hose attached...

    Will try the hose bib with a 25' hose attached tomorrow, same distance as kitchen from valve board, plus the 25'.

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    Re: Water line trench

    Ok, with out the wife in the shower:eek:, or any other running water in the house, 1 gallon milk jug at the kitchen was 48 seconds.
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    Re: Charging a dump trailer battery

    Bought my dump trailer from a rental place used, it will go about a month between charges (use it once a week or so), then I plug it in and forget about it, it has a NAPA maintainer installed.
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    Re: Water line trench

    I kind of think I'm seeing things, but I'm not,1 gallon milk container at the kitchen faucet took approximately 1 minute. The kitchen faucet is as close to the valve board as anything else. No games...
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    Re: Water line trench

    no real volume demands, we have a 100 gallon tank for the horses we fill aproxomately once a week.
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    5 gallon bucket took approx 1 min 45 to fill to...

    5 gallon bucket took approx 1 min 45 to fill to over flow

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    Finished and back filled last night. I will do a...

    Finished and back filled last night. I will do a GPM test tomorrow for shi$& and giggles. It flows well, it was 30-36" deep, in line foe my area, Northampton county.

    Sent from my idrankthekoolaid...
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    Depth was between 30" and 36", had to stay above...

    Depth was between 30" and 36", had to stay above septic lines near the house.

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    About half way done, will finish tomorrow, used...

    About half way done, will finish tomorrow, used 1/2 line, the flow when running through the 300' coil was acceptable.

    I sheathed it in a combination of 1" black pipe and old garden hose I had...
  49. Thread: Oil leaks

    by MoMower
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    Had a 96 Volvo 850, bought it at around 200k...

    Had a 96 Volvo 850, bought it at around 200k miles and it leaked like a ciev, a few oil changes with Valvoline high mileage took care of it. I would presume any high mileage oil would do the same...
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    Over winter I re plumbed my whole house with Pex,...

    Over winter I re plumbed my whole house with Pex, using a valve board. This will be a "home run" installation, no fittings, etc between board and hydrant. I ordered a 300' foot roll of 1/2, will...
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    Water line trench

    Looking for input... Will be trenching for a water line to the barn, 170 feet or so for the run, 2-3 feet deep. Will be burying Pex 1/2 line and running to a frost free hydrant.

    So this being...
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    Non ethanol fuel, stored in metal jerry cans that...

    Non ethanol fuel, stored in metal jerry cans that actually seal. I store it up to 2 years and no issues. I usually get the cans from Sportsmansguide.com and I do add the Amsoil equivalent of Stabil....
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    Ha Sent from my idrankthekoolaid device c/o...

    Ha

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    Ha Sent from my idrankthekoolaid device c/o...

    Ha

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    used 4", County Line tiller

    Found a somewhat local used tiller. Owner states 1 year old with 5 or so hours of use. Original price was $1600.

    is $1000 a fair offer? TIA
  56. 3-Point Hitch Connect red and yellow, blue gets plug. Sent...

    Connect red and yellow, blue gets plug.

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    I store my fuel in old jerry cans. First thing I...

    I store my fuel in old jerry cans. First thing I did when I acquired the diesel ones was to paint the too third yellow.

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    Loader Re: DL100 Accessories

    better living through hydraulics.....:cool2:
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    Thanks MVR, that makes mine look like a tonka...

    Thanks MVR, that makes mine look like a tonka toy, but gives me the ideas I needed.

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    Anyone have pics of a blade with shoes on it? I...

    Anyone have pics of a blade with shoes on it? I have an older Woods RB5 that will primarily be a snow blade fir use on asphalt and would be interested in seeing a shoe set up.

    Sent from my...
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    Yup Ray said it, could not remember when I was...

    Yup Ray said it, could not remember when I was typing.

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    Re: 50 hour service

    "OE" 10w30 diesel and the HST showing the permatrans compatibility.
  63. While the GC 2xxx series tractors recommend gear...

    While the GC 2xxx series tractors recommend gear oil as acceptable, in the manual, it does not in the GC 17xx series manual.

    I'm not questioning your knowledge, just passing on info that was...
  64. Re: 50 hour maintenance - metal shavings in front axle hydraulic oil

    I asked the dealer about the change over to gear lube in the front axel and he said no, had one in with a blown axel from it? I went with the hydro fluid at the 50 hr change as recommended in the...
  65. Thread: Kids

    by MoMower
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    Re: Kids

    Our second boy is 2, he is going through the too helpful twos right now:laughing:, he will help with anything and everything. His older brother, 5, has been on the MF for 50 of the 55 hours now on...
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    Re: 50 hour service

    occasionally some claims are true….

    for clarification my claim was made based on the fact that prior to the change when running the tractor and traveling at full throttle the HST would make quite...
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    Just my preference, won't say it's better, my...

    Just my preference, won't say it's better, my Volvo calls for synthetic, so I run it in everything. As a preferred customer it is about the same as generally available synthetic oils, cost wise. I do...
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    Re: Lack of professionalism in Sales: a rant

    Was searching between Massy and Mahindra, Mahindra salesmen lost a sale when he couldn't remember from Sat to Mon what he had quoted for price. Massey dealer got the sale because he knew what he was...
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    50 hour service

    Completed the service yesterday, good opportunity to crawl around the machine and get to know it. I switched everything over to Amsoil and the whole machine, HST and engine seem to run a little...
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    Loader Re: DL100 Accessories

    I picked up my Ratchet Rake on Saturday, pretty impressive quality. It is a heavy chunk of steel. I bought it at Tractor supply to avoid shipping costs and was able to use a 10% off coupon. It was...
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    Re: Funny poster or bumper sticker

    " I'm a bumper"
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    Loader Re: DL100 Accessories

    I'm just passing along what I found, I don't have anymore info. My dealer did say that there was no local dealers that had one.
  73. Thread: Synthetic Oil

    by MoMower
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Synthetic Oil

    What he said (sound guy), OP run what ever brand oil you want to that meets the specifications, and yes Amsoil will stand behind their products, better than most.
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    Re: My dogs killed neighbors chicken

    ding,ding,ding....unfortunately does not mean the OP won't be sued....
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    She was told not to approach and did so anyway,...

    She was told not to approach and did so anyway, on your property...her fault. As far as the chicken is concerned they chose to let them free range and one fre ranged to the wrong part....again their...
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    Loader Re: DL100 Accessories

    No longer available from MF, dealer stock only. I stopped at the dealer and inquired about the tooth bar and found they must have stopped making it.
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    Re: Nice mark up....

    There was a 5x$50, promotion going around a few years ago, pick 5 local businesses and spend $50 in a year at each, I thought it was a good promotion and it made me think about it more than usual....
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    Re: Kubota super UDT2.........ok I belive.......

    I run Amsoil in everything, our 2010 VW Routan has a notoriously oil consuming 3.8 Ltr, ours doesn't consume any oil……Tractor will be all amsoil when I hit the 50 hr mark.
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    Re: Nice mark up....

    It is most certainly a delicate balance between staying in business and not being greedy for the mom & Pops. I frequent several small hardware stores and usually buy my power equipment from them, but...
  80. Re: Bought a new home; not sure the septic tank has ever been pumped

    I was advised against using monthly treatments in our system, by the pumping company. It was stated that the breakdown occurs to rapidly and can lead to a clogged leech field.
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    Re: Off Road diesel over store pump diesel

    No oil tank for the house here, but did find a heating fuel supplier I can buy it at locally, in 5 gallon increments. It is ~.50 cheaper a gallon here than OTR fuel. Thanks for the replies.
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    Re: Off Road diesel over store pump diesel

    Newb question, so where to get "red diesel" from?
  83. Thread: sharkbite

    by MoMower
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    Re: sharkbite

    I recently re-plumbed our whole home using Pex, w/ copper crimp rings, etc. The house is a well house that had thin wall copper and it was starting to show it's age. Lucky for me it is a ranch and...
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    Re: Baby on the way

    No age worries, I'm 38, the wife is 41 and baby #4 will be here in August (oldest is 12). plastic shopping bags for the win for nappy disposal. Nursing for the win for feeding the little heathens, 3...
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    Re: Massey 3, stumps 0

    :steeringwheel::steeringwheel:Yup the BH is back there, about 4 hours and I had just chain lifted it out with the FEL. The machine has 30 hours on it, the little guy has been on it for about 27 of...
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    Massey 3, stumps 0

    The largest378143
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    Re: Adding LED work lights

    I was lucky when I stuffed the light it broke cleanly where the light body mounts to the plastic base, little black duct tape took care of it and will do for now. All I had to do to mount them inside...
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    Re: Adding LED work lights

    Thanks Kevin, Just a couple of thoughts for anyone interested. I put them on the right side, as the left side light was the one I had damaged when mowing. They are angled like that to allow the ROPS...
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    Re: Never owned a compact utility tractor, yet

    Used can definitely be a money saver, and good used machines are out there. I did not mean a total condemnation of the used market, I could not find the right machine, equipped as I wanted at the...
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    Re: Adding LED work lights

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    Re: Never owned a compact utility tractor, yet

    I found looking at used machines was somewhat fruitless in that once I would have equipped it as a TLB and mower, the savings was small enough that buying new made more sense. Just a thought to add.
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    Re: Adding LED work lights

    On my way to work now, will attempt pictures from tomorrow. I ordered the round lights, they are floods so no real definition to the pattern, I do not think round/square would make a difference.
    ...
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    Re: Thumb for CB05 Backhoe

    will do, thanks Irvingj
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    Re: Adding LED work lights

    Streamin, they are Tuff LEDs from Amazon, $49 for the set. They appear very well built, aluminum housings and glass lenses.
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    Re: advice on tiny hydraulic dump trailer?

    I picked up a used Cross Country Mfg. 5x8, dump from a local rental place. It has a 2 ton payload and after some TLC and paint I probably have less in it than those are new ($1,300 purchase and about...
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    Re: Adding LED work lights

    Installed them yesterday, holy c@#p are they bright, no issue working at night now. After talking to the tech at the dealer, who said it would not be an issue, I jumped them directly into the tail...
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    Re: Adding LED work lights

    Installed them yesterday, holy c@#p are they bright, no issue working at night now. After talking to the tech at the dealer, who said it would not be an issue, I jumped them directly into the tail...
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    Re: Adding LED work lights

    Stopped at the dealer and found that the factory, halogen work light is spliced right into the power line for the tail light. The factory one has a switch on the light itself.
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    Re: Adding LED work lights

    Thank you both, I will look into the tractor having an available worklight circuit, I'm going to stop at the dealer and look at a GC1720, with the factory worklight and see how that is...
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    Re: Adding LED work lights

    Thank you, They are 27 watt lights if that helps, not sure how to determine the amperage.
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