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    Re: Tiller question

    The Tarter does not look like it has as heavy duty of a structure as the King Kutter I have. I am sure it is a great tiller.
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    Re: what makes a good "arc?"

    I can't recall for sure but I thought I used a max star to run 6010 5p+. Possibly the iron powder in the coating helped stabilize the arc. Give that a try.
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    Re: what makes a good "arc?"

    I would think it is safe to say that some inverters are not great for stick welding no matter what rod. But for farm use they work. I've heard the same about gouging but have not experienced it...
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    Re: what makes a good "arc?"

    Burn some rod with different machines and you can tell. I have used engine drives, inverters, and transformers. All can be good but there are some that shine above the rest. There are a few...
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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    OK what is the project you want tips on I can try and help. There are to many variables to just say that gussets will help in all cases. Looking for a single tip that can make things stick is...
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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    The 120V CV machine noted above is a wire feed machine.

    I had at one time a Miller Max Star 150. Running on 120v It will run 1/8" 6010 very nicely at around 90-110 amps. 7018 it would run but you...
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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Above you mention that 120v welders are not rated for 3/8" plate. Not true. SMAW will run on 120v CC machines well and heavier than 3/8" will be fine with proper technique. That is a tip I suggested...
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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Maybe pictures will help.

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    Re: 120V MIG 3/8" coupon test results

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    Re: Intimidator new UTV on the block

    Any idea?
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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    Sat on one once and could not see the front edge of the deck over the hood. Our f932 is great on slopes also. It slides way before it would tip.
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    Re: Stainless welding options

    No spool gun needed . Just get the wire and a tank of stainless mix 90%He/7.5%Ar/2.5%CO2. Your standard drive rollers and liner will work fine. Guessing .035 wire is what you have in mind. Xmt runs...
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    Re: Tiller question

    I did notice that it bounced less after I modified it to use the quick hitch instead of without.
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    Re: Tiller question

    I have a 7' king kutter makes powder at .9 mph from bare dirt. Going through long grass 2 passes and it's ready to seed. It's a forward turning tiller and I can say it takes the rocks well. I would...
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    Re: New Guy Introducing Myself

    Welcome. Feel free to ask any questions you have.
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    Re: Gonna buy me a friction welder

    Every year since 1997! One of the guys I go with every year just finished an RV8. Has about 50 hours on it so far.

    http://youtu.be/CPypR9akxFo
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    Re: Gonna buy me a friction welder

    I once got some thin wall tubing to weld together just using a lathe. Never tested it to see how good it was but sure is fun.

    Eclipse was showing this off a few years ago at Oshkosh.

    The...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Nope. 120v mig 3/8" coupon test results is the title. Not welding a lot lizard to your mail box as discussed already. Your opinion that others have criticized low voltage machines is incorrect.
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Never had any 98/2 on a low voltage machine so I can't say it won't work. I do not think the voltage will be high enough. Even spray arc with .023 will be limited to thinner materials if it worked...
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    Re: hello from MN

    Hi I am just west of you near Hayfield. Welcome!
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    Re: Intimidator new UTV on the block

    Curious on how many of these have been sold?
  23. Re: A good friend just picked up a low hrs JD 5403, and it broke. "PTO"

    Will need some pictures to get any ideas.
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Look at the title of the thread, that is different from welding mail box accessories. Advice for welding a 3/8" lot lizard to your mail box is turn it up and smoke around it and then take pictures. I...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Agreed. I have a XMT300 inverter and spray at about 240-260 amps 98-2 gas on 1/4"-3/8" plate. A bit higher on heavier.

    Running on 230V single phase 50A breaker.
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Excellent job of explaining this!
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    Re: 5 series hyd filter change

    Just turned 110 hrs and was wondering the same. Haven't decided if I'll change it or not yet. Can't imagine it needs it.
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    I would think it is due to the supply circuit ratings? Most shops have 20 amp breakers.
  29. Re: King kutter tiller and disc quick hitch mods

    You got that right. Not sure why these were not designed to be quick hitch ready to start with.
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    120v x 20 amps = 2400 watts
    240v x 100 amps = 24000 watts

    Your correct in saying that if you could get a machine made to run on higher amperage at 120v you may be able to get better results but I...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Once you can get a machine to spray arc transfer even with .035 wire you can weld some heavy plate using proper technique and multiple passes. Its the short arc transfer that limits the thickness you...
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    Funny. I just heard that for the first time last week.
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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    Your right but I know the CG is below my but somewhere. Would be great to know exactly but I assume it is about 14" or so above the center of the rear axle on my tractor??

    If you figure the...
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    Re: Wheel spacers or weights for slopes?

    This fishing weight is a great idea. I have just been watching the front tires and making sure my but was not over them. I just calculated the squat ratio mentioned in the first post and mine is not...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Thanks.. I wanted to stop replying but I just couldnt.. Actually it is a good topic and hopefully will help some know more about welding with these types of machines and the limitations. I would...
  36. Re: crack sealer for concrete? hairline on exterior slab.

    Used this once for the exact thing you describe. Works great.
    DAP Products - Caulks and Sealants - DAP
  37. King kutter tiller and disc quick hitch mods

    Hi,
    I read a few posts and got some great info before I purchased this tiller so I thought I would let you know what I did to get it to work well with a cat 2 quick hitch. Also just picked up this...
  38. Re: Advice/comments for stainless welding project

    Great advice!
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    I completely agree that every weld does not have to be test plate quality. Your machine should be capable of making these welds at least and a low voltage machine is not refering to the welds...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Your right about the imported wire. I've seen porosity issues.
  41. Re: Advice/comments for stainless welding project

    Hi,
    I have used stainless stick rod a fair amount. If stick is the process you want to use I would recommend using 1/8 rod for the base metal you describe if possible. With 1/8 rod I remember...
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    Re: 120v MIG 3/8" coupon test results

    Sounds like the real test you need to prove your statement about welding the bucket is some lap and tee joint welds with your mig. You will find that more current is required for lap and tee joints...
  43. Re: Black pipe or galvanized for shop air lines?

    Everything about pex sounds good except that I use my black air pipe to hang lots of stuff on all around my shop. Pex would not work for that.
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    Re: Ended up biting the UTV bullet

    Because...... :)
  45. Re: Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Found a couple old new in box APSCO Giant 51 pencil sharpeners in my grandmothers old school supplies. My kids are in elementary school and these sharpeners work SO much better than the ones at...
  46. Re: Who misses good ole' Made in USA clothing for the farm or around the yard?

    You bet! Quality tools usually have a life time warranty. I always am looking for a good deal on "stuff" not junk. A couple days ago I found (2) new in box "Giant" pencil sharpeners in my...
  47. Re: Clearing Land. Near the end but too much labor needed. Suggestions-- pic includ

    Tiller would chew em up and smooth out your dirt for seeding.
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    Re: Solid PTO shaft (nonsliding)?

    Thats pretty much the same as the one I ordered.
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    Really it looks like the voltage was set to high for the wire diameter you are using. Tough to say from pictures. If your using .035 wire when you get over 25 or 26 volts (can't remember exact...
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    Re: Solid PTO shaft (nonsliding)?

    I just ordered one at the JD dealer today. It has a spring pin on the tractor side. Had to order it may be here in a couple days.
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    Re: DejaVu feeling with this work 'tier'

    I also was scared of the DPF filter when I was shopping for tractors. I could not find one post on problems with the JD DPF. I am not saying that they are perfect I am just saying this issues must...
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    Re: Kids in the shop

    I have boys 9 and 6 and it's tough. Sometimes it requires stopping working on what we started on and working on practicing pounding nails in some boards for a while.
    We are planning on building a...
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    Beam calculators are out on the Web that can be used for sizing. If you have questions on what your beam can hold I can get you solidworks simulation reports.
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    Re: Splicing a small I beam together

    Unless there are reasons this won't fit with your trolley we usually use a backer plate on the top and bottom of the flanges and one on the Web. Single bevel your beam leaving about .125 gap and...
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    Re: angle grinder question

    Here is the one I use and I am pretty sure it is the same one we buy at work. I know they (100+) welders at work only use dewalt grinders. For home use it will be the only one you buy. I have used...
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    Re: Results 120v MIG on 3/8 with bevel

    I don't own a 120v welder. Used about every popular brand of 120v welder for lots of things. Heaviest we have had success with was 1.5 sch 10 pipe. Anyone can use what they want but good advice would...
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    Re: Results 120v MIG on 3/8 with bevel

    Also comical to read your posts about this subject. What is driving you to weld metal heavier than sheet metal with a sheet metal welder? You may be able to preheat some plate and get a short groove...
  58. Thread: TV ads

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    Re: TV ads

    I agree!
  59. Thread: TV ads

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    Re: TV ads

    [QUOTE=jerrybob;3884143]I agree that food stamps are too easy to get but.....in fairness.....it ain't just this administration that caused the problem.....have a look at this......Obama and Bush...
  60. Thread: TV ads

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    Re: TV ads

    Those are voters man!! People hooked on food stamps will vote to keep them. Keeping America fat, dumb, disarmed, and dependent on the government is our current administrations dream. Best wishes.
  61. Re: Black pipe or galvanized for shop air lines?

    With a drip leg and a drain black pipe will last very very long. What do you think the compressor tank is made from?
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    You are using the term pulsed weld to describe this. That is incorrect. This is start, stop, repeated. Others are correct saying this is not a good method for structural welds due to many reasons. A...
  63. Re: Who misses good ole' Made in USA clothing for the farm or around the yard?

    Nice looking boots. Good info thanks
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    Re: 120-Volt Mig welder.

    Using a 120v mig on things like .25 and up is not advised by these you call pros for a reason. No one that has experience would do that. If you only have 120v power and need to weld .25 and up the...
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    Re: What's the point...

    Interesting that you don't understand what you are talking about. Why would 220v at 100 amps not be sufficient. Been lurking on the welding forum for a while and lots of drama here but this is...
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    Re: Dozer Blade Question

    I agree with PILOON. The results from a blade for a garden tractor may disappoint you. What do you plan to do with this blade? If your looking to move snow get a snow blower for your tractor.
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    Re: Dodge Cummins Engine Concern

    Rain is not the problem. Road salt kills em all here. My 04 350 is starting to show rust at the bottoms of the doors and tail gate. Time to touch it up.
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    Re: Dodge Cummins Engine Concern

    It will be great. The break in discussions are way blown out of proportion.
  69. Thread: TV ads

    by Blade Breaker
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    Re: TV ads

    ME TV might be the only channel I want my kids to watch. I have 6 year and 9 year Olds. They always want to watch nickelodeon and cartoon network. What crap channels. These are the channels that...
  70. Thread: TV ads

    by Blade Breaker
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    Re: TV ads

    And the rest of TV is so called reality shows. Media will be the end of this country.
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    Mowing Re: BX25 overheating while bush hogging

    Ah. Didn't catch that it came with another for water. I could see it working good for blowing like you mentioned. Not so bad.
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    Mowing Re: BX25 overheating while bush hogging

    34 dollar long reach air gun. Crazy.
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    Re: Shop security alarm dialer

    Great info. Got any links for the hardware?
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    Re: Help With A/C Question

    I wouldn't do anything but call your salesman and have him send a service guy. Only 70 hours it's not dirty it's a leak for sure.
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    Re: PTO extension

    Yep that is what I am planning on getting. Just wondering if anyone has had any problems with these. This would go on the tractor pto shaft. FYI the tiller is a CAT 2 hitch. Yes I could get a...
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    Re: PTO extension

    Thanks. Don't have a book. It is to short. Only about 2 inches or less overlap when down. Without the quick hitch about 4 to 5 inches overlap. Works good.
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    PTO extension

    Hi,

    I have modified my king kutter 7' tiller to be quick hitch compatible. The pto shift that came with it s too short when using the quick hitch. It looks like a pto extension of about 4-5...
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    Re: Large Stump Removal

    How about just rent a stump grinder. 20 minutes and it will be cut down to about a foot below surface.
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    Re: Hello all

    Welcome.
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    Re: UTV recommendations

    Thanks for the information. I currently use my 4 wheeler to pull a single drag section, an old blade for leveling the driveway and a very heavy lawn roller among many other uses. Pulling the lawn...
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    Re: UTV recommendations

    Great info. Been looking myself and when comparing all to the Gator 825i the drive train components, suspension, and frame are much heavier duty on the Gator. I was originally planning on getting...
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    Re: Lawn sweeper

    Yes that would work but then another engine to maintain. I really like the simplicity of the sweeper. Also the sweeper does not get everything like the vacuum would. I never fertilize my lawn but...
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    Re: Lawn sweeper

    Wow three of them. That would go quick but may be a bit of a hassle. Sounds like there are not any options for a wider single sweeper. I can understand that I guess. Was just sweeping wet clippings...
  84. Re: Please Help Us Choose a NEW VIDEO TRACTOR!!!

    No experience with Kiota, or Mahindra, I do not know if i have ever seen one. A few small kubota around but JD is most popular here second to nh, then case, massey. Be sure that there are good...
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    Re: Price of Farmland

    8-10 thousand per acre is normal here. Good land is selling for 12-17 thousand. We also pay accordingly in property taxes.

    'Best of the best' land sold : Mitchell County Press
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    Re: Red Wing Boots

    I agree 100%. I was just describing this to others in another post.
  87. Re: For us do-it-yourselfers, BUY USA video. Excellent stuff.

    Good point.
  88. Re: For us do-it-yourselfers, BUY USA video. Excellent stuff.

    Well I can say the quality is already crap for most ( not all ) items compared to years past when things were made locally. What competition is there now? Try and buy a electronic device that is not...
  89. Re: For us do-it-yourselfers, BUY USA video. Excellent stuff.

    Well I can say the quality is already crap for most ( not all ) items compared to years past when things were made locally. What competition is there now? Try and buy a electronic device that is not...
  90. Re: For us do-it-yourselfers, BUY USA video. Excellent stuff.

    Lets all work for little or no wages in dangerous environments. Lets start in your town and see how it goes. How about instead of sinking to their level we either raise taxes on imported items that...
  91. Re: For us do-it-yourselfers, BUY USA video. Excellent stuff.

    Lets all work for little or no wages in dangerous environments. Lets start in your town and see how it goes. How about instead of sinking to their level we either raise taxes on imported items that...
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    Re: Red Wing Boots

    Red wing store in Rochester mn stocks USA made boots along with imported. I buy USA made boots. Wish more people would care so more products were made here. Most people just don't care. Sad....
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    Mowing Re: New Tractor Owner

    Congratulations. Welcome to the green side. I can sense the force is strong with this one....
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    Re: hello folks

    Welcome. Nothing to worry about here. Very nice group
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    Re: How many inspectors/Qc guys.

    Hi,

    I am the design/engineering manager for a company that designs food processing conveyors and equipment. Started out as a welder, then welding instructor, then running jobs through then cad...
  96. Price Check Re: John Deere 5115M, HX15, and H260 Price Check

    Thought I would follow up on this now that I have been using the 5115m for about 55 hours. You were correct it will move dirt like crazy. Been playing in the water way tonight and even when it's a...
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    Re: New tractor arrived :)

    Congrats. 25% off sounds like a great deal for 2 hours driving.
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    Lawn sweeper

    Hi,

    I have a agrifab 44 inch sweeper. Products > 44" Lawn Sweeper
    It works well but I would love to have one that is 6 or 7 feet wide. Anyone know of any that are made this wide?
    Thanks
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    Re: Radiant Floor or hearters?

    Hi,

    Have floor heat in my shop and also have a unit heater. If you can swing it I would recommend installing the floor heat. And just keeping the temp at 40. Then a very small unit heater will...
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    Re: John Deere 5420 problem

    Hi,
    I just searched this topic because last night I let a friend drive my 5115m and when shifting gears at about 4 mph he accidentally put it in park. It didn't lock up it just clicked. He pulled it...
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