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    Re: Kubota BX25 vs ASV PT30 Track Loader

    I own a B Kubota tractor and an RC30. The RC30 is only rated to go on a 10 degree slope not 20 degree like the sr-70. However I do feel safer in the RC30 and suspect if it did roll it and would be...
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    Re: best type of hoist for a dump trailer

    The best deck material is oak but I bet it cost 3 X what spruce costs.
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    Re: In need of advice....

    Eight years ago I bought a liitle Kubota BX 1800 tractor with a front end loader and mid mount mower to do a bit of work around my property. Now I am retired and have a nice little excavation...
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    Re: cabin fever setting in...

    Never done that Gary. I live in Ontario Canada and will gladly trade you some of my winter for a few of your sweltering summer days.
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    Re: 3point log splitter

    TSC will sell anything that they can get their hands on. They don't stand behind the stuff they sell. I bought a Champion (chinese) 22 ton from TSC and the hydraulic lines rotted and blew out in...
  6. Re: Case 444, worth spending a few bucks on it to repair?

    I had a case 444. It was a fun machine and pretty useful but didn't stand a chance against my modern Kubota compact tractor. Bought it for $500 and sold it for $2000. The case 444 has a strong...
  7. Re: What's the MOST FUN Thing to Do on Your Tractor?

    I think plowing is the most fun. Kinda satisfies a sense of art and utility. Simply sitting on it with my feet kicked up on the FEL arms in some secluded part of my property sipping a beverage and...
  8. Chipper Re: Opinions on small PTO chippers? Good or waste of time?

    I had a Mighty Mac with an 18 HP engine. It would chip and mulch quite nicely. I think 3.5 inch was harder on me having to feed the machine than it was on the machine. Problem was I had too much...
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    Re: Hire someone to build, or do it myself?

    First... If I can make $30 an hour in my trade and pay a carpenter $20 an hour to build my structure.
    Second... I may take 3 times as long to do the job that the carpenter would take. That means it...
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    Re: Very lumpy old sand mound septic - smoothing

    I use a small 2 ton excavator with a tilt scraping bucket to install septic systems. There is no problem using this machine on the bed however you need to run it across the lines at right angles. ...
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    Re: Steel vs wood deck for trailer

    I like the wood deck. I can screw planks onto it to help secure the various pieces of equipment I transport. augers extra bucket etc.
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    Re: Rack and post hole digger questions.

    As part of my business I auger holes using an excavator and hydraulic auger. Hitting a rock even with my rig is a problem. I have to hand dig the rocks out if they are in the wrong position or much...
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    Re: Question about 3 pt. rototiller

    I think you and your machines are going to be pretty beaten up tilling a pasture. Plow first and even then your tiller is too big for your tractor. i have a 26 hp tractor and a 5 ft tiller and know...
  14. Thread: B2620 MMM RPM

    by Botabill
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    Re: B2620 MMM RPM

    Never trust the manual 100 percent. I have a KX41-3 excavator and the manual contradicts labels on the machine. Manuals are often written in one language then tranlated inaccurately into english. ...
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    Re: Seat Cover Replacement

    Thanks folks. Guess I'll have to tackle the job myself. I was a upholsterer years ago and can jerry rig up a cover out of vinyl but I had hoped a form fitted one was available. That would be...
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    Seat Cover Replacement

    My Kubota B2620, which is only 5 years old, has wear rips in the seat. It only has 500 hours on it and has been garage kept most of it's life. I had a Kubota BX1800 for 1200 hours that had a seat...
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    Re: Billing vs Building

    I think that if it concerns you it would be best to speak with them about it. That will give them the opportunity to explain why they act that way and perhaps alter their procedure due to your...
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    Re: Which attachment for this job?

    In my opinion and from my own experience making trails on my property the key is not disturbng the dirt but mowing the growth. A rotary cutter or a flail mower will chop up the growth and the...
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    Re: Kuboata bx2670 tiller suggestions ?

    I have a 60 inch Italian made tiller that I use on my B2620. The tractor is 26 HP but the HP at the PTO is less. I think in the range of 20 HP. The tiller may be a bit to large for my tractor...
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    Re: Turning Plow or Tiller

    If you borrowed my tiller and ran it through a rocky field you'd never borrow anything from me again. A tiller is not the tool for rocks. They don't get softer the more you till them. Over the...
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    Re: Chinese products - experiences

    I don't think a thread is ever dead. They can find new life, pop up and chase you anytime!
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    Tiller Re: Need Help w/New Caroni Tiller

    I have a caroni tiller and the shaft just pulls apart. Then you cut as much off both shafts as you want to shorten it. On mine it was an easy fix.
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    Rear Blade Re: back blade or landscaping blade

    I have about a mile of woodlot and field trails and don't use any of those to maintain them. I have a scraper blade but it never goes on the trails. I just use my mid mount mower to mow them (keep...
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    Re: plow help please

    Plow shares can be changed out to accomodate different soil conditions but I don't think the plowshare causes much of the drag a plow applies to a tractor. In my opinion (for what that's worth) it...
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    Re: 3-pt Hitch Log Splitter or Gas standalone?

    I went with the self powered unit. The reason was based on my experience with splitting huge maple blocks I get on occasion. There was no way I could have lifted them onto a splittter without using...
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    Re: Planting 40 Norway Spruce 5' - 6'

    A skilled operator with a mini excavator can do less damage than a skid steer. A tracked machine applies less pressure per square inch than wheeled vehicles. The key is to make wide turns not pivot.
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    Tiller Re: what size tiller???

    What is the HP of your tractor?
  28. Planters Re: Planting Seedling Oaks/Methods for digging the holes for planting

    I own a very good post hole augur that I use with my excavator to dig post holes and holes for larger trees as part of my business. I wouldn't use it to plant tree seedling for many reasons. Time...
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    Re: Planting 40 Norway Spruce 5' - 6'

    To plant trees of that size I would use a 24 inch tree augur and charge $20 a hole. I don't live anywhere near you so local contractors may vary in price but that will give you a bench mark to go...
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    Re: 3 pt single shank sub-soilers

    How big an area do you want to sub soil?
  31. Planters Re: Planting Seedling Oaks/Methods for digging the holes for planting

    I've plant thousands of bare root seedlings over the years and always used a hand shovel and a V cut to set the seedings in. Some aare 60 feet tall now. The bigger holes you make means you have to...
  32. Thread: DR Tree Sheer

    by Botabill
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    Re: DR Tree Sheer

    Ouch! How did that surveyors stake get beside that tree stump.
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    Re: 3 point hitch roller?

    Rolling it won't stop erosion. As Mark suggested crusher run may be the ticket or fill the rut with 3/4 crushed stone. No fines or sand in it to wash out.
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    Re: Dogs and Tractors

    I've heard many sad stories involving sickle mowers. There is certainly no shortage of danger involved with machinery. That applies to dogs children and even adult operators. I see people with...
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    Tiller Re: Tiller for Gardening (Walk behind vs. PTO)

    I gardened with a BCS walk behind tiller for 25 years. That worked well enough in my 30 X 50 foot garden. Then I got into cover crop / green manure use and increased the size of the garden...
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    Re: Tiller operation in a fenced garden

    The challenge you will face with a wire low enough to get rabbits is grass growing up shorting it out. Some of the stronger electric fences can burn off grass as it touches it. Alternately you will...
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    Re: Tiller operation in a fenced garden

    Sounds like your vermin are the same as mine. I use the 2 foot 1 inch chicken wire. It's cheap and light enough. To anchor it I use the smooth metal electric fence stakes that are about 4 foot...
  38. Re: Attachment for cleaning up loose trash/debris?

    A Trommel would be ideal however they are expensive to buy. A company makes them just down the road from me and you're looking at about $100,000. Now that is a big commercial variety. They can be...
  39. Re: M4700, 400 acres of trees, what suggested attachments?

    I'd first be wanting to know what you're planning for 400 acres of trees? It'd also help to know what you've got there now? If the forest has been well managed and you simply want to selectively...
  40. Tiller Re: How big of a tiller can a kubota bx 1860 power

    I have a B2620 which is a 26 HP tractor. I find my 60 inch tiller pushes it to the limit. I have to go very slow in heavy untilled clay but can do it. I would think on your 18 HP tractor the 48...
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    Backhoe Re: Planting trees

    No doubt the backhoe is the most versatile option all round for digging and planting bigger trees/shrubs. A little hint I was given is to skim the sod off the surface where the hole is to be dug...
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    Backhoe Re: Planting trees

    My wife and I have planted thousands of trees in the past 28 years on our 30 acre property. If you are limited in your budget buying small 2 year bear root seedlings and planitng them with a dibble...
  43. Re: New Splitfire 3403 3pt Log Splitter has arrived with 4way and 2way knives

    That is one wild looking contraption Piston. How fast will it do the 1/4 mile in?
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    Re: Scraper blade or box blade?

    I live in Canada and usually have lots of snow. I have never used a box blade on snow but suspect the scraper blade would work better. Depends on what you would use the rear implement for what woud...
  45. Re: How / Who / What can bend this 3/8 inch plate steel bracket back to shape?

    Well I picked up the bracket yesterday around 4 pm. Seems only a few office girls work after 3:30 so the guy who actually did the job wasn't there for me to ask how it was sone. I see dome hammer...
  46. Re: How / Who / What can bend this 3/8 inch plate steel bracket back to shape?

    Don't own a bottle jack but if I see one at a yard sale I'll pick one up for future use. Yes I do have a wood splitter but sadly it's in need of repairs too. A log jumped over the hold back plate...
  47. Re: How / Who / What can bend this 3/8 inch plate steel bracket back to shape?

    Thanks All! I found a machine / welding shop in town I'm going to try as I have some other welding I need done. If I did have access to them I would have tried all the suggestions listed however...
  48. How / Who / What can bend this 3/8 inch plate steel bracket back to shape?

    Here are photos of a bent bracket that attaches the hydraulic augur to the dipper on my excavator. The o-ring that held the pin in through the bracket broke and one side of the bracket is bent. ...
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    Re: Chinese products - experiences

    My experience with TSC and the chinese made Champion wood splitter was not good. TSC didn't want to take any part in standing up for me as a customer who bought the bad product from them. They told...
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    Re: Tractor Supply Disappointment!!

    My wife and I call the TSC store in our town the "we don't have it store". To often when their flyer says they have sale items we go there and they are all out. For a while they had a sign posted...
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    Re: Used Tiller Pricing

    I bought a new tiller for $1800 The prices they are quoting are way too high.
  52. Thread: Plowing land

    by Botabill
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    Re: Plowing land

    I would suggest you plow now to give the grass the winter to rot and allow the freezing and thawing cycle the the chance to break up the clods. If the area you plan to plow has long grass on it it...
  53. Re: Build-It-Yourself Attachment KITS...How much interest would there be???

    As long as no welding at my end is required I would have no trouble assembling. Much of what we buy these days is packed in a box unassembled to make it more storable and to save on shipping costs. ...
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    Posthole Digger Re: Hydraulic or pto post hole auger?

    If you do decide to hire someone to auger the holes I can tell you I charge $20 per hole. I'm in Ontario Canada so obviously prices may be different where you are but that'll give you some idea on...
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    Re: Another Log Splitter Question . . .

    I can't comment on Huskee vs. Troy Built but I can say I bought a 22 ton splitter from TSC made in China by Champion and when it broke down in less than a year TSC would not do anything for me and I...
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    Posthole Digger Re: Hydraulic or pto post hole auger?

    There is no doubt that a hydraulic auger is best. You can reverse the drive to get out of a hole and apply down pressure that you can't always do with a 3PTH. As part of my business I auger with a...
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    Re: Rototil or turn plow

    I would also suggest mowing or brush hogging the area you plan to plow before you do it. If you have long grass or small shrubs growing there they will bung up the plow and the finished furrows will...
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    Re: Rototil or turn plow

    I don't think R4s will do any more compaction than other tires. Obviously you have some compaction when ever you step or drive on soil. Implements following the tractor generally break up the...
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    Re: Rototil or turn plow

    I have a mold board plow and rototiller. The plow I use to break up and flip sod and green manure / cover crops. Once they have rotted down a bit I til. I went years with only a tiller though. ...
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    Re: Is there a right or wrong type of plow?

    There is no right or wrong way to plow. You need to determine what you want to achieve and based on that some methods work better than others. I use a single bottom or double bottom plow when I...
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    Re: Auger and drive posts

    Folks often mistakenly think rocks or gravel around a post will allow drainage and prevent a post from rotting. Anyone who has observed an old rotted post will see the rot is worst where the post...
  62. Re: Potential. BCS tractor / Tiller Buyer. And Shreeder

    We have had a BCS tiller for 28 years. Never a problem. Can't speak to the value of a shreddrer attachment though. If light shredding is all you want to do it would probably be OK but for serious...
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    Re: Subsoiler did I pay to much

    I think you got a good buy if it was a Fred Cain subsoiler. If it was one of those light ones sold at TSC I'd say no. There are lots of threads where they have bent and broke first time in the...
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    Subsoiling with a manure fork

    I'm an avid gardener and over the years have spent a ton of money to solve problems associated with my hobby. Most of the solutions happily involved getting new machinery and equipment. Most...
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    Re: PHD advice needed. :o)

    I think you would be better served by renting the skidsteer with an auger. The reason I say that is you can reverse an auger on the skidsteer to back it out of a hole when the bit hooks onto a rock...
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    Tiller Re: What Brand / Size Tiller To buy?

    I considered getting a reverse rotation tiller however when I checked into how they work it seems they tend to bury rocks and leave the surface looking good. I want to pick out the rocks to improve...
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    Chinese products - experiences

    A few years ago I bought a shovel made in china. Looked good to me. Had a nice chrome finish. First time I stuck it in the ground the handle broke. My next experience was when I bought one of...
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    Re: DUMP TRAILERs Scissor vs Straight Cylinder

    I have a 3.5 ton scissor lift dump trailer. It works very well and will dump the trailer even when over loaded. When I was shopping I found a big range of quality in the construction and components...
  69. Thread: Log splitters

    by Botabill
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    Re: Log splitters

    I couldn't disagree more with regards to LDTs opinion on bi-directional splitters below.

    "I am not a fan of the bi-directional splitters. For about 70% of what we split, it only takes running the...
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    Re: debris attachment

    You may find a tooth bar is all you need. Lots of discussions on this subject on the board.
  71. Re: Back Hoe -vs- Excavator... Which do you prefer?

    I have a mini excavator and tractor with a front end loader. I considered a TLB but the digging jobs I had to do when I was in the market, a five hundred foot trench 4 feet deep and replacing a...
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    Re: Anyone here own a Maschio 3 pt tiller?

    All you do is open the level plug and if oil flows out it is up to the level required if the oil level indicator is the same as on my tiller (different make)
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    Dogs and Tractors

    I guess dogs must come under the attachments forum heading. At least mine should. If Dot or Ruby think I'm doing something with the tractor they race me to it and become attachments. When I'm not...
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    Re: B2620 Question.

    I have found that with a draw bar on the hitch it acts as a bumper if I do back into anything. Happens to the best of us.
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    Re: Over arm, side arm cultivator?

    I feel your pain. I have a Kubota B2620 and although it has 12 inch of clearance I'm still out there hoeing. I keep telling myself I don't compact the soil as much as the tractor would.

    I have a...
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    Re: Amount of horsepower

    I have a 26 HP kubota and everything you indicated you needed to do it can do and then some.
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    Front-End Loader Re: Kubota L2650 - should I invest in a loader?

    Lots of good advice prior to this post but I just want say there is so much I do with mine that I can't imagine not having a FEL on a tractor.
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    Re: Bottom plow VS. Middle buster

    I'm hard pressed to believe the soil is worked any where near enough to seed into with an earthway planter after a middle buster has gone through it. Possibly in some perfect preworked loam but...
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    Re: Getting a field cultivator to go deeper

    Can you post a photo of your subsoiler. Just wonder if what you call a subsoiler is what I do. I can't imagine a subsoiler that doesn't dive for the centre of the earth in any type soil. I have a...
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    Re: Another Chicken Tractor Project

    As far as wire is concerned I like 1 inch electroweld. I don't think it costs much more than 1/2 chicken wire but it adds lots of structural strength as it is a much heavier guage. Re the little...
  81. Re: The best way to recondition a gravel parking lot

    Hard packed is good. When you say muddy do you mean there are soft spots that turn into sink holes. If that's the case you have a serious need for a better base or more surface gravel as long as...
  82. Thread: Tiller Chain

    by Botabill
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    Re: Tiller Chain

    Broke the chain on mine too a few hours into use. I was going through some pretty stoney stuff and the flap chain was taking a real beating. Anyeay it's just a chain and can be replaced or fixed...
  83. Thread: Ferguson Plow

    by Botabill
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    Re: Ferguson Plow

    Just love the look of that plow. I'd call it the skeleton. Great for a death metal plow band. ****... I've been playing in the dirt too long.
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    Re: sub soiler for rock removal?

    I don't think a subsoiler will do the job. I've a good one and it's hit many a biggun but never pulled one up.
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    Re: Ferguson Plow Question...(s)

    Sounds like the small farmer isn't being supported anymore. That's a big red flag. Who's going to feed us when the megafarming agrubusness food factory, owned in one way or another by monsanto,...
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    Re: BX25 One Bottom?

    That is the same plow I used with my BX. Worked just fine. I have since moved up to a B2620 and still use the plow. I had to fix an extension to the top link so the plow works with the 2620. Happy...
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    Re: King Kutter vs Chinese Tillers

    It's sad but many American brand names we have come to respect have opted for making easy money by manufacturing in China or other cheap poorly paid labor countries. I have the Italian made tiller...
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    Re: Another 3 PT Tiller Thread

    John Deer Frontier RT1160 $2,500
    RT1150 323 lb.20-25 hp
    RT1160 533 lb.25-40 hp

    KING KUTTER II GEAR DRIVEN ROTARY TILLERS $1,750
    TG-48 600 LBS 20-35 hp
    TG-60 690 LBS 25-40 hp


    The obvious...
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    Re: Need some help with plows

    Where do you live? I live up north in Ontario and have heavy clay also. Sand additives can help however without other amendments clay soils can turn into a concrete when sand is added. The best...
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    Re: Need some help with plows

    WOW... the answers to this question could rival the novel War and Peace in volume. To begin a few questions are in order... 1/ What kind of crop do you want to grow? 2/ What is the raw...
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    Re: Fred Cain subsoiler

    Yes the brokerage fees were about $90. Wish there was some other shipping option as that is is not a reasonable cost. This is not Ken Sweets fault though.
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    Tiller Re: Tiller. Walk behind vs 3ph

    No I don't have any accessories. But as I'm sure you know there are plenty available... sickle bars, plows snowblowers and the list oes on and on. Bill
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    Tiller Re: Tiller. Walk behind vs 3ph

    I bought a new BCS 8 HP rear tine 28 years ago and used it without any problem on my gardens until I started using green manure / cover crop practices and expanding into new ground a few years back. ...
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    Re: Turning the Earth

    I know what you mean. Here's one of my gardens in east central Ontario a few weeks ago.
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    Re: 10 inch width plow

    Thanks FarmeratHeart. I had heard that but I wasn't sure if it was the final word.
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    10 inch width plow

    I just bought a 2 furrow Ferguson Dearborn plow Type 10 - AO - 28. The 10 means it is ten inches between the plow shares so the furrows are 10 inches wide. what I don't understand is how deep this...
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    Re: Usefulness of dump trailer?

    I have a 3.5 ton on road type dump trailer. I haul everything in it including my tractor. It was a great investment and I wouldn't be without it.
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    Re: Shiitake Growing On Logs

    I always wanted to try growing mushrooms. Great photos and advice. Thanks!
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    Re: New 2620 won't start---ideas?

    I have had a 2620 for 3 years and it starts and runs without a hitch. If yours is new I'd get the dealer to fix it on warranty.
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    Re: More fun than a Corvette Convertible

    Over my lifetime I've owned a ton of toys (cars, boats motorcycles) and nothing has ever given me the pleasure of my tractor. The work it does is simply a cherry on the cake.
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