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    Re: Fill me in on the turbochargers

    booooooring
  2. Thread: Orchard Tractor

    by hhsco
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    Re: Orchard Tractor

    I believe john deere (and no doubt others) ship a lot of orchard/vineyard models to Italy. dunno about egypt
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    Re: .22s ... anyone have one ?

    My old 10/22 (with lots of newer parts) was my first rifle and is still my favorite. Not much of an elk gun but still so fun to shoot...when ammo is available!
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    Re: What's your most hated weed?

    Knapweed
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    Re: John Deere Lt319 mower

    Not familiar with the 319- is it two cylinder? If so try removing one spark plug boot while the engine is running. If it dies, that cylinder was doing all the work and the other has an issue. ...
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    gx345 looses power, throws pushrod

    My folks have a gx345 with ~200 hrs on it. Nice cutting machine but something always seems to be "up" with it in the last few seasons.

    The current issue is that after starting up quite nicely and...
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    Re: 3pt forks or front bucket

    Pretty slick!
  8. Thread: Used Blower?

    by hhsco
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    Re: Used Blower?

    That looks like a very nice blower. Wish I had a Lorenz. Love that double-auger. Price looks good.
    Only things I could think to check are that they turn freely (as mentioned). See if there is...
  9. Thread: Rock Removal

    by hhsco
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    Loader Re: Rock Removal

    You might could chain it up and lift it with your 3pt (a boom helps) but don't be surprised if it lifts the front end of your tractor off the ground.
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    Re: Looking for a mower that can do it all.

    Any way to lock your rear differential? Doesn't flat-out solve your problem but might keep your wheels from spinning.

    Another option could be a ATV with a tow behind mower?
  11. Re: snow removal photos at Glacier National Park

    It faces into the considerable wind we get here so the porch stays relatively clear 20 ft above the ground. It does occasionally pile up during calm dumps and warps the beejezus out of the new...
  12. Re: snow removal photos at Glacier National Park

    I'd be even luckier if I had some of their snow-moving equipment in my barn! I've got to do it every day, they only have to do it in the spring!
  13. Re: snow removal photos at Glacier National Park

    This a few miles west of my place. Psyched they got the road to Many Glacier open so I can sit on the porch in the evenings!
  14. Re: Any way to test for calcium chloride in tires for ballast?

    Generally it is rather milky...it looks like salt water (duh I guess).

    Hydrometer could determine the strength of the solution.

    Otherwise hey, what else could it be other than maybe watered...
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    Re: What would you add, and why?

    Shaver is the brand of choice around here. Check out the #8 and #10 models.
    A lot of old tractors here have been converted to being first and foremost post-driving machines, with the pounder...
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    Re: Freestanding Gas Stove w Ductwork

    Ha, nope! I'd like to know if there is a freestanding, pretty-little-flame stove that includes an option to force-air-heat another room. Just like a furnace, but not looking for a furnace. Hence...
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    Re: Freestanding Gas Stove w Ductwork

    I must not have been clear- I'm pretty familiar with freestanding gas stoves as I have a napoleon in one building and another similar canadian brand "stove" in another. Love the way they function...
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    Freestanding Gas Stove w Ductwork

    Hi, wondering if this is a thing?

    I'm looking to install a freestanding propane stove (or possibly fake fireplace) with a direct vent through the wall. I'd like to have a duct for hot air to pass...
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    Re: What Older Reliable Tractor for Small Farm?

    Wow, what a deal! Very lucky.
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    Re: What would you add, and why?

    Have you considered a post-pounder or are you set on the auger? Ground just too hard?

    I'd really like to have a "thumb" grapple on my loader- very handy.

    If you aren't using forks much then...
  21. Thread: Shop Heating

    by hhsco
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    Re: Shop Heating

    That's a really interesting idea! Gotta up the ante and get a cheap solar panel/battery/inverter combo and run the whole thing for free!
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    Re: Gravel cleanup (driveway/parking areas)

    Haha, that's good.

    If you were to rip up the whole mess, definitely put a geotextile down under the gravel....unfortunately weeds can still grow in the fines of your driveway but at least the...
  23. Thread: clamp on forks

    by hhsco
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    Re: clamp on forks

    I've got a 2600lb pair of forks from northern tool- never had a problem bending the bucket. I briefly had them on my brother-in-laws case 580 sk loader and put 'em into the ground a little too hard...
  24. Re: Doi you need to change hydraulic/hydrostatic oil after first several changes ?

    The service interval on my JD calls for replaces the filter every 250 hours, but only changing the fluid every 1200 hrs! Surprised me too.
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    Re: Some Things Can't Be Done W/O A Tractor

    Ha, I've been there with a bushhog on my old geared 2040. Took a WHILE to "austin powers" it outta there. If I'd had a loader I might have just dropped it, turned around, picked up the implement...
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    Re: Zeroing in on LS or Kioti but I have some ?

    I'm generally in the bigger = better category, but for six acres you really don't need a massive tractor. That said if you've got the cash and the place to park it, you won't regret it. Are you...
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    Re: Are girl tractor owners allowed?

    Welcome to the world! As far as I know TBN only discriminates by stupid, not gender, so you're in the clear for now!

    Just to be clear, is your JD400 the big ole industrial version of the the...
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    Re: Frost Free Yard Hydrant leaking down below

    Nice work- do check back in if something else happens- this sort of info could help somebody else down the road.
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    Re: Frost Free Yard Hydrant leaking down below

    We've all got to start somewhere! I only know what I'm talking about it because I've had to do it...many times over the years! Hopefully this'll be the last time you have to deal with this one. ...
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    Re: Frost Free Yard Hydrant leaking down below

    That's black PE pipe- standard stuff. You shouldn't have problems with it being brittle. Thin-wall pvc stinks for underground use, but your PE looks like a reasonable psi-rated pipe. Not super...
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    Re: Frost Free Yard Hydrant leaking down below

    It could very well be that the hose barb is cracked- generally if they freeze or are subject to movement the crack will occur at that joint.

    I had an issue several years back on my old hand dug...
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    Re: Frost Free Yard Hydrant leaking down below

    I highly recommend using metal (i usually use brass) fittings with underground water lines. Our lines are at least 6' deep here. Those plastic ones are way more brittle and likely to get cracked as...
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    Re: Trailer shopping?

    You're in the right spot!
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    Re: Rock extraction with FEL

    The engine SHUT OFF? That doesn't sound great.

    If they are huge rocks it really may be simpler to just build the road up a bit in that spot. Is it nice and flat otherwise? If you dig 'em out...
  35. Re: trailering with the Tractor facing forward or backward?

    Ya know they probably have some kind of protection for such an issue these days....but I figure why risk it? Just me. I like my turbo!
  36. Re: trailering with the Tractor facing forward or backward?

    I tow facing forward when I can. I have an underslung exhaust that exists out the back of the tractor and I like to limit the wind that blows through that could possibly wreck the turbo. I could...
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    Re: Yikes! Well pump replaced.

    Holy heck, you had me at 500 ft.
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    Re: grease in gear case

    That's basically how I understand it as well...it is sort of multi-viscosity. Looks like regular grease when you pump it in, but behaves like more of a fluid when the gears are hot.

    Maybe...
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    Re: grease in gear case

    My 30 year old bushog had the seals go out and I was advised to simply replace the oil with cornhead grease. I did so a couple years ago and it seems to function flawlessly with no leakage or heat...
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    Re: How long does a tractor snowblower last>

    I should think that amount of use is definitely a factor, along with TYPE of use, and perhaps even non-use.
    More gravel = more wear and tear on just about everything. If you are doing pavement...
  41. Ballast Re: How do I find out what liquid ballast my tires are filled with?

    I believe that you want to fill 'em to the highest practical point (the valve stem, at 12 o'clock). Particularly with CaCl. Filling to that degree completely "submerges" the interior of the rim so...
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    Re: How long does a tractor snowblower last>

    Good questions. I've seen folks on craigslist around here selling old v-style blowers from the 40s-50s that supposedly work perfectly. My chinese piece of crap needs a little more TLC.

    I would...
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    Re: Mud, lots. Post your stuck in the mud pics!

    Got it out! Called in a neighbor who has ranched here for all of his 60 something years. He agreed it was quite stuck....but was adamant that there was no way it would tip over! The roofline in...
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    Re: Mud, lots. Post your stuck in the mud pics!

    I'll.....ah....let you know in the morning
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    Re: Mud, lots. Post your stuck in the mud pics!

    Agghhhhh fudge. Time to get the backhoe out.

    371667
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    Re: Ideas for pulling wood posts with tractor

    I've got a homemade boom for the 3pt that works really well for pulling posts up...most posts. We've had the boom forever and I vividly remember my dad just about flipping the old 2040 over trying...
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    Re: cost and type gravel for parking area?

    Here in Montana geotextile "fabric" is also highly recommended for roads and parking areas. I'm sure that someone in your area can help you figure out which variety you need if that is the direction...
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    Re: Tractor Size for Snow Removal and other Chores

    Sounds like you've done your research! I agree that 40-60hp is your best bet for a HP range. I believe that all the manufacturers you have listed can provide you with a factory front-mounted...
  49. Thread: Heating options

    by hhsco
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    Re: Heating options

    With your 50 degree temps and limited use it sounds like electric baseboards would be pretty darned cost effective. I usually avoid them except in certain circumstances- I'd say this is one. I like...
  50. Ballast Re: How do I find out what liquid ballast my tires are filled with?

    Ha, that is extremely unhelpful! I must not have been clear.

    What I meant was is there a possibility (as the OP queried) that MIXING two different anti-freeze-type ballast fluids would cause a...
  51. Ballast Re: How do I find out what liquid ballast my tires are filled with?

    I'm curious about the compatibility issue as well- could you top off CaCl filled tires with windshield washer fluid? I can't see how the combination would produce any particularly unfortunate...
  52. Thread: Loader position

    by hhsco
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    Re: Loader position

    Depending on the bucket/loader perhaps they can see a lot better with it in the air? That's all I've got other than what has already been said. Seems like a good way to really throw off the balance...
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    Re: Price on a Kubota L3540

    Sounds a tiny bit high in regards to http://www.tractorhouse.com/list/list.aspx?Manu=KUBOTA&MDLGrp=L3540

    Then again 180hrs = pretty close to brand new.

    Any reason you woudn't trade in with...
  54. Re: John Deere 990 won't start after Fuel Filter Change

    Congratulations on gettin' er figured out! Glad it turned out to be something (relatively) simple. Did it all bleed easily without cracking injectors or anything once you got the fuel valve opened...
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    Re: Opinion On Price Quote Kubota L3800

    That's about what I got quoted lasted year for a 3800 HST, with loader/backhoe/thumb/rear ballast/block heater/etc. I think it was 29.5

    Hard to find a "deal" in NW Montana either. 15 year old...
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    Re: Height to width ratio for sound structure?

    .30-06, Chevy, go for it.
    jokes
    here are some engineers saying they don't have a particular rule of thumb for height/width
    Structural engineering other technical topics - Building Height To Width...
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    Re: Height to width ratio for sound structure?

    getting to sound like it might be easier to just heli-drop a doublewide down there. that or just float a shed and build a treehouse for the lounge!
  58. Re: $250 to install a water heater...........??????????

    Doesnt hurt to take out the elements, take a look at 'em, and vacuum out the bottom if you've got super hard water. Just trust me on that one.
  59. Re: $250 to install a water heater...........??????????

    why'dja have to replace the tubing 2 or 3 times?
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    Re: JD 5210 milky hydraulic fluid

    I THINK that there is a version of "seafoam" made for getting water out of trans/hydro fluid. Once you get your boots fixed it may help- it can be tough to drain all the water out!
  61. Re: Tractor & hoe...Deere 4105, Bota L3800, LS R4041, Mahindra 4025, or?

    Sounds like you're narrowing down what you want.

    I think getting the backhoe attachment after you've used the tractor for a while is a fine idea. Try out a few at the dealership or through other...
  62. Re: Tractor & hoe...Deere 4105, Bota L3800, LS R4041, Mahindra 4025, or?

    I think all of those tractors could do the work you want- eventually.
    I agree that a dedicated tractor/loader/backhoe would probably be better for your needs though. So much more hydraulic power....
  63. Re: Looking at a used Deere 5310 - a few questions

    I was WONDERING what that darned noise was on my "new" 5310N and was concerned there was something wrong with the hydraulic pump or something. Thanks for the info! Only had mine for a month but it...
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    Re: Online parts Ordering

    I often go between greenfarmparts.com and greenpartstore.com and figure out whichever is cheapest with the best shipping rate. yesterdaystractor.com occasionally has older stuff I need as well.
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Tips on using FEL to remove snow

    fishyfishy
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    Re: Winters not over...

    367738

    It'll melt.
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    Re: Need Info on JD 310 loader/backhoes

    The letters after the "310" are a fairly common naming practice. Starts with A and goes to Z, so an SG would be a newer model than an SE (I don't think there is an F for some reason). The S...
  68. Thread: Jd backhoe

    by hhsco
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    Buying Advice Re: Jd backhoe

    110s are the bomb.com.
  69. Re: John Deere 990 won't start after Fuel Filter Change

    He mentioned reading through the process in the manual in the first post AND posted the text and images in his second one. Apparently the 990 is "self-bleeding/priming" and doesn't have a...
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    Re: Do you REALLY need a new vehicle?

    Getting close to 200k on my '02 Chevy. I'm planning on keeping it "forever" but at some point it will have to be more a farm truck than a highway truck. At this time in its life it just seems like...
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    Re: 3020 to buy or not to buy??

    those suckers are heavy! wheel weights, loader, maybe filled tires? Looking at up around 10k lbs I would think. I hope everything checks out the way the current owner is saying- I still think...
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    Re: Extended idling vs switching on and off

    This is what the manual for my (relatively) newer JD tractor says:

    Avoid Idling the Engine

    Allowing engine to idle at low rpm uses fuel inefficiently, and can cause a build-up of carbon in the...
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    Re: Best National Parks

    Even better places to live!
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    Re: Snowblowers on gravel roads?

    I get a little gravel early and late in the season. I've learned to let the first snowfall settle and set the blower a couple inches above the drive at first. Once the gravel freezes solid I don't...
  75. Re: John Deere 990 won't start after Fuel Filter Change

    The return line runs into the top of your injector pump (at least on my tractors). If you can locate where your throttle adjustment is, the return line may be right above it. Generally to prime I...
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    Re: barrel pontoon boat

    I love it. Even sinking it woulda been really really fun.
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    Re: 3020 to buy or not to buy??

    Sounds like a good deal considering the hours and the loader (and hey, wheel weights). Assuming the hours are right. And the machine isn't a lemon. Still, not getting ripped off unless there's...
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    Re: New Mahindra MAX 28XL

    Does that come with a seat that swivels around for backhoe use? Looks like it does. That's pretty nice.
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    Grading Re: Front loader use questions.

    Do you have a "float" function on your loader? You can keep some weight on the front axle and off the loader arms using the flat while not digging in more than necessary. That said I've lifted...
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    Buying Advice Re: To Cab or Not to Cab

    Vote for the cab. I'd certainly love to have one when blowing snow if for nothing else.
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    Re: Tractor vs skid loader lift comparison?

    I pretty much agree with the previous comments. A new tractor with cab and hst would seem to combine most everything you want. One place you might miss your skid loader that I don't think has been...
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    Re: Do tractors really have model years?

    Generally a model stays the same regardless of year. The alternative would make part sourcing a nightmare....or actually just like having a car. I'm sure the manufacturers want to keep everything...
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    Re: Old two bottom plow.

    I understand they are common in some parts of the country, rare in others. Dunno if your local supply stores would have replacement parts, but qualityfarmsupply.com or agrisupply.com or similar...
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    Re: Moving large barrels of fuel oil?

    I've used these at my sister's honey operation: Vestil Fork-Mounted Drum Gripper 1,200-Lb. Capacity, Model# DGS-55-D | Drum Trucks, Jacks Transporters| Northern Tool + Equipment

    not cheap but...
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    Re: Tire studs - again.

    Can you flip your wheels to widen the rear stance of your tractor? That may help with clearance for chains. I'd kill for some six year old tires- my '78 JD 2040 has the original rears....and they...
  86. Re: John Deere 990 won't start after Fuel Filter Change

    First make sure any fuel shutoff valve you may have turned off when changing the filter is back in the open position.

    Generally there is a "priming" function you have to use after changing the...
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    Re: Small, but mighty! Power King Tractor

    That's a nice looking machine! Possibly dumb question- how exactly does a tandem transmission work?
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    Re: Will these fence clips pop my tractor tire

    How long is the fence line? All ya gotta do is give the line a little slack and you can easily pull em right off. That or just bend em off with pliers as suggested. Or pull the wires and the clips...
  89. Oil & Fuel Re: whats the best way to fix a crack in a fuel tank?

    Another vote for JB Weld. I'd say give that a shot and then come back for more sophisticated advise if it doesn't work.
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    Re: Kioti as OEM for John Deere?

    soooooo, this smells fishy

    here's a link from almost a decade ago: Daedong John Deere 5820 - 2004 - Page 1 [#239025 / 239025] saying that these JDs are made in Korea....but only FOR Korea. Why...
  91. Thread: Tire Chains

    by hhsco
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    Re: Tire Chains

    Vbars are awesome. I have them for the front tires on my truck and all 4 on my atv. That said, I've never used them on either of my tractors- just seem like overkill. Like RNR said, any chains are...
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    Re: Garage door spring installation

    Last time I installed springs the instructions specifically said not to tighten them so much that you "crush" the tube. A little dent is fine but if you tighten them to the point of deformation...
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    Re: grapple or 4 in 1 bucket

    I've gotten quite a bit of seat time with a 4in1 bucket on a Case Backhoe. On that big ole machine the "dozer blade" part of the 4 in 1 is really hand for grading and whatnot and I've picked up...
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Haha, right? It actually looks like he is going fast enough to blur the tires and the road!
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/hauling-boat-with-hatchback.jpg365193
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    Re: tractor vibrating

    Sounds like you've got some air in your hydraulic lines. If everything is sealed up then cycling the hitch, steering, loader, etc a few times should fix it. If that doesn't work then you might be...
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    Tires Re: Pickup Truck Tires on MFWD

    Thanks for the input, folks. I'll be sure to check back when I get this resolved. Definitely like the simple "lift up one side of the tractor and count the revolutions" trick. Duh!
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    Re: John Deere model 47 back hoe

    I believe both #48 & #49 will fit the 5000 series.
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    Tires Pickup Truck Tires on MFWD

    Recently picked up a JD 5310N mfwd with a 520 loader. It's a pretty slick machine and definitely makes moving snow around a lot easier than my old loader-less 2wd 2040.

    Since it is a "N" model...
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    Re: Loss of Power after changing out Hyd Hose

    Thanks for the replys!

    I don't think I was very clear- jockeying the loader doesn't help the backhoe (actually haven't tried that as it is kinda hard to reach from the backhoe when sitting...
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