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  1. Re: New Baler for small (light), but very tight bales of an accumulator with grapple?

    Check out my post on my search for similar equipment.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/haying/320857-small-hay-grapple.html?highlight=

    As for a tight light bale, any of the current or past...
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    Re: New sickle mowers

    Also take a look at what Rowse Rakes has to offer. Rowse Rakes
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    Dexter 8000lb oil bath axles

    Looking at getting a PJ Equipment trailer. Specifically a F8 GN 102" wide deckover model with the 3' dovetail and wide 31" HD ramps.

    It comes standard with two 7K axles with electric brakes. One...
  4. Re: Hay bale grapple on a 7tl loader - Capacity?????

    I am looking at a plan B These folks, www.kuhnsmfg.com , can make me a custom 5 bale model. that is at 75% my tractor capacity when loaded. Less stress on the tractor, and ME:).

    Ill keep you...
  5. Re: Hay bale grapple on a 7tl loader - Capacity?????

    Your a saint. Thanks. Yes I do have the newer version with the 911 in the number. Worse case I only pick up 4 to 5 bales at a time - will save my back.
    Thanks for the help.

    BTW I do have filled...
  6. Hay bale grapple on a 7tl loader - Capacity?????

    SSdoxie and others I need your help. I have the newer 7tl loader with the 62" bucket. after looking at the older threads and what I could find, if everything is working correct my loader capacity...
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    Re: Small hay grapple.

    You and I think alike as I too used the pallet forks to gather up the bales. I actually set them closed and was able to slide under and get 3 at a time - still had to lift into the truck by hand...
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    Re: Small hay grapple.

    I made some edits so the links work - don't know what happened
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    Small hay grapple.

    Well folks - after picking up another cutting by hand the other day I have been looking into this more. This is what I found so far.

    Hoelscher Hay Systems Model 50

    Grappalator

    Steffen...
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    Re: to rake or not to rake

    You can also check with a neighbor that wants hay for his cows, or even let them run cows for a week or two. will clean it up fast.
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    Well another 57 bales in the barn (second cutting) only problem I had this time was with the sickle mower balling up at the inside shoe. So I need to check my set up once again :-)
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    Re: Low Acreage Haying

    Someone mentioned that us hobby farmers crack them up with our 25K tractors, etc. Well mine only cost 18K but I got it to plow snow in the winter and do clean up chores on the horse paddock. It was...
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    Re: Low Acreage Haying

    Are you referring to a grapple/accumulator that hooks the bales and lets you lift and loads from the front. in searching the stooker I found devices that stack 6 bales in triangle on edge?
  14. Thread: Hay mower

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    Re: Hay mower

    One other question - what do you plan to use for a rake and baler?
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    by powerscol
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    Re: Hay mower

    Kuhn and Kubota make a small one and there are several itiallian ones out there. I would suggest you first rent one from your local AGG dealer or rental place that handle agg equipment. I run a 9' IH...
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    Averaged 175 bales and hour and got 225 off the property. Hay did get rained on 1/4 inch, but were dry the next evening. I need a small grapple to help me load out now, as throwing bales on a pallet...
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    Re: Low Acreage Haying

    Actually my stress level goes down when working with my compact unit. Like getting on my horse - the world goes away for a while. So far it is fun and by watching the weather I can get a good small...
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    Re: Low Acreage Haying

    No worries. I just cut about 12 acres today and will rake Tuesday. I did a bit of bartering over a brush hog I had and now have a Ford 593 side delivery rake My Bobcat CT 235 handles the Hesston 4550...
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    I cut close to 12 acres today. I hope to rake and bale middle of next week
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    Re: CT 235 PTO HP testing

    So folks know it will run a Hesston 4450 with no issues
  21. Re: Your Hayin' Rigs: Let's see 'em and let's hear about 'em!

    First year at this with a compact tractor. I cut withe an IH 1300 sickle mower and rake with a Ford 503 side delivery rake, and bale with a Hesston 4550 inline.. So far the set up is working fine.
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    Well I cut Friday AM and just got done raking an hour ago. hay is almost dry. I hope to start baling at about 3 today and beat the rain. Most of this is cow hay, with a few bales of horse hay mixed...
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    Well to all the naysayers I can only post this. Tractor handled the load fine. needed the full 540 RPM near max throttle. Rocking motion was not bad. used ow range, but probably could have used mid...
  24. Re: EA 74" gear drive tiller vs TSC 72" tiller

    I have had the YJR074 now for several years. You will love it, especially the weight and being able to set the tail gate to level as you go. Its built like a tank. One thing - after running a while, ...
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    Re: Low Acreage Haying

    RPW - with your JD 5103 you should be able to run any of the standard square balers out there . Now round balers may be an issue. Check out the in-lines, as they tend to take less HP. Also Alberta...
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    Well my new to me Hesston 4550 baler is parked out front. I hooked it up and ran it up to speed. Runs very quiet and only a slight rock (forward and back) to the tractor. Once I have it completely...
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    Re: Lost all the coolant today

    Good tips on leveling. I just did about 1/2 acre that way, however there is one last trick. I take my drag field harrow and turn it upside down and drag across the area to do the final leveling. You...
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    Re: Canvas Canopy

    I found a local place that builds awnings. he is checking on the umbrella frames that he can get. One is more square than round, and heavy duty. He did not know if it was still made - mostly used in...
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    Re: Low Acreage Haying

    I am in the process of buying equipment now for my small custom hay business - doing 3 acre lots in the subdivision. Part of the issue I had to contend with was gate sizes. I got an IH 1300 sickle...
  30. Re: County line vs Ansung Terra Force ER074 tiller

    I have the YJR 074 version of the one your considering. It is the heavy duty version. I love it. To me much better made. Please remember in tillers weight is your friend. Also go wide enough to cover...
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    Re: My new Ansung YJR74 Tiller

    My tractor is hydrostatic, so I can just slow down if it starts to load up. I may not be fast, but it does a fantastic job.

    Used it again today to do some finish tilling before seeding. Set the...
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    Re: My new Ansung YJR74 Tiller

    Glad to hear its working well. I would not know what to do without mine. The weight makes busting sod and hard ground easier. If it were lighter like the other brands, it would be bouncing all over...
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    Canvas Canopy

    I am looking for a good heavy canvas fold up canopy that attached to the roll over bar for my Bobcat CT 235 compact tractor.
    Can anyone suggest brands to look at?

    Thanks for any help - Keith
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    Fold up canvis Canopy for my tractor

    After doing a search I am not finding much.

    I am looking for a good heavy canvas fold up canopy that attached to the roll over bar for my Bobcat CT 235 compact tractor.
    Can anyone suggest brands...
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    Re: Recommendations for a first baler

    For sale to the market, check out what folks are buying. Around here it is either the standard square bale 14x18 for folks with horses, etc to the larger square bale for cows. You can stack more in a...
  36. Tiller Re: How much of a Tiller for Kubota L4760 72" Heavier the better?

    I have a Terraforce YJR074 behind my Bobcat tractor. Works fine and meets your specifications exactly. It's made by Ansung and built like a tank. It has the weight you need to work. You may be even...
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    Re: 3 point sickle bar

    Be sure it will fit you tractor. the fords have a lower bar that attaches forward to the axle. Find a newer NH or better yet an IH 1300 or New Idea 1300 unit. They are easy to hook up too, especially...
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    Compared to my other low HP choices and the cost to rebuild this is a steal. This unit has had under 10K of bales through it, will fit the small fields, and I can get local parts and service. My...
  39. Re: Lazy bucket curl first thing in the morning

    No change - same issue. When I lifter arms bucket flopped down several inches. The moment I hit the curl, it firmed up and stayed firm.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Gasoline in diesel tank

    Be sure to use a pump or siphon to remove the last bit of fuel from the bottom of the tank. Not all will drain off from the fitting. I had water get in my fuel and drained as you did, but kept...
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    Re: broken pto need help

    I agree with Gil. Pictures show a previous crack (rusty area besides the shiny break). Did you take the broken one to your dealer? You may be able to get the part covered.
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    Re: overseeding alfalfa with orchardgrass

    Check with you local extension service. They were a great help to me. I ended up going early spring like now with a no till drill and put in a pasture/hay/clover mix they recommended. They even...
  43. Forks Re: Kubota forks or Bobcat quick release FEL attachment and aftermarket forks for B32

    yes go with the Bobcat universal quick attach - you will never regret it. As for palate forks I have 42 inch ones made by Ansung - Terra Force. Got them from my equipment dealer. They are rated at...
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    Re: Rotary Tiller question

    Well you have plenty of power (one beautiful unit), so why not use it. First you need the tiller width to cover your tires. Second why pay a premium on a tiller when there are better non green...
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    Re: Land leveling

    Forget the box blade. Get a neighbor to plow it - the bigger the better, then disk and harrow like jenkinsph says above. I'm talking a 6 bottom plow here. Let is sit a while then rent or hire a land...
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    Re: CT 235 PTO HP testing

    This week I change up my practice and used low range more - everything fine. Got into some heavy wet clay, digging deep that did put a load on. Buy slowing down in low range everything picked up and...
  47. Lazy bucket curl first thing in the morning

    Been moving a lot of dirt this past week - about 20 hours work - to install new irrigation pipe. When I park the tractor over night I curl the bucket and park it edge down. The next morning when I...
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    Well if things go as planned this unit will be with me soon.:):):thumbsup:
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    Re: CT 235 PTO HP testing

    I usually run in mid range for normal work. Usually plenty of power. I just forgot to shift lower. The smooth running hydrostatic drive makes it easy to forget. Like I forget to take it out of 4WD...
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    Re: CT 235 PTO HP testing

    Thanks Dennis. Its surprising the parasitic loss then, but it is probably rated with full power to the drive trans too, I.E. running condition. I did notice a big pick up in power if I backed off the...
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    Re: CT 235 PTO HP testing

    Was working with the tiller in my signature today. I got it to dig as deep as it would go and then some. Its the first time it put a load on on my tractor, only dropped RPM's slightly below the 540...
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    Tiller Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    A picture is worth a thousand words. The Terra Force is built like a tank. Used mine again today to till up some old irrigation ditches. I'm regrading a pasture. Two passes and I had a fine tilled...
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    I'm looking at a Hesston 4550 that is in excellent condition now. The other bales did not pan out. Anyone with any experience with this unit? Thanks
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    CT 235 PTO HP testing

    Does anyone know of any actual testing of the PTO HP for our tractors. Looking to check the specified 26.5 HP against actual testing.

    Second question, is there a way to up the PTO hp by adjusting...
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    Tiller Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    The only grease fitting on my Ansung Terra Force is on the PTO shaft. Everything else is oil bath ball bearings, including the outboard tiller shaft. On the brands your talking about they use sleeve...
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    Tiller Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    Which is heavier - weight is your friend in the case of tillers. Personally I like my Ansung (TERRA FORCE) tiller. It is much heavier and priced about the same. look for my other posts and links to...
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    Thanks folks - big auction the end of the month, with the Agg Expo mid month. Some shopping to do :)
  58. Re: Need Your Expertise... I want to bale some Hay! Lifelong dream!

    Daisy11
    Contact you local state extension service, or County extensions service to get you soil tested and have them recommend a seed mix. They may also be able to help train you in the operation....
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    Re: My new Ansung YJR74 Tiller

    I have the same unit, going on three seasons. Its priceless the way it runs. Running mine behind a Bobcat CT 235 27PTO HP with no issues. You will need to experiment setting the springs on the tale...
  60. Re: Sickle mower needed ...Ford 515 or NH 451?

    NH as you can still get parts and service. Another choice if you can find one is an IH 1300 model. Rowse still makes parts for them and they can service both the NH and IH heads. Hope this helps
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    Re: CT235 will not start.

    Something to check. When you changed the fuel filter did the metal end cap happen to separate from the filter and remain in the top of the housing? Had this issue. Also is your fuel good. I had a...
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    Re: Bobcat has no lift power

    You probably have a bad disconnect. Internal failure is common. I have had several go bad and keep spares on hand.
    You say your bucket curl works, so to check swap the hoses under the unit and try...
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    Thanks folks - spring auctions coming up - maybe I will get lucky finding a small one.

    On last question on an inline. Had a chance to watch a yard demo on an 1835. It supposedly only takes 30 PTO...
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    Re: Tractor Rotary Tillers

    I can highly recommend the ANSUNG Terra Force YJR-074. I have one of these and love it. Even though the Recommended Tractor Hp is 35 - 52 I am running mine with a Bobcat CT 235 Compact tractor with...
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    Rake Re: Side Delivery Rake

    Got to this forum at Red Power Magazine. Red Power Magazine Community

    If it is an IH someone there will know. I have been restoring an older IH 1300 sickle mower and the folks have been great to...
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    Tiller Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    All tillers are not created equal. No having said that weight is your friend in the case of a 3 point tiller. You need weight for it to dig. If you going to get one, I highly recommend you check with...
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    Re: Best rear tire filler for cold weather

    This may sound dumb, but my advice is call your local tire/agg dealer - here it is the COOP and have them come out. It cost me $50 to have them come out to check, and top off. Money well spent as he...
  68. Tractor News Re: Solution for Bobcat, and Kioti filter removals.

    I had to use a big old pipe wrench on my oil filter. Strap wrench failed, neighbors chain wrench just deformed the can, so dug out my huge 12 inch jaw pipe wrench, and carefully applied the needed...
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    Re: sickle bar mower

    Their web site show +90 to -20 - probably limitation is on the linkage which is the same for the standard IH unit per the original manuals I have. As for the cost of the lift, it is a whole lot...
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    Re: sickle bar mower

    Ken - not sure but you can give them a call Rowse Rakes I think I talked to a Randy in parts - nice folks. The price for the hydraulic lift kit was under $700
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    Re: sickle bar mower

    I know I may be late posting on this, but I just went through the same search. I found a good IH 1300 3pt mower. Parts are still made (Rowes) and you can even get a lift kit for the bar from Rowes....
  72. CK 35 HST - anyone haying with this tractor

    Is anyone using their CK35 HST to pull a baler or hay with? if so what equipment are you using. Thanks - Keith
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    Thanks folks I have an IH 1300 9ft sickle mower and I am looking at rakes. I hope to find a good rotary, but a side deliver rake like a JD350 would be good too. Don't want anything too wide or heavy.
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    Re: IH 1300 gearbox

    You need to pull the bottom bearing. If you need help, Rowes Rakes still makes and rebuilds them. Give them a call
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    Haying with compact tractor

    I have a Bobcat CT 235 hydrostatic tractor. Its 34HP with 27PTO. Weight is about 3600 lbs with the loaded tires and loader attached. Towing capacity per Bobcat is 3300 lbs. I would like to get...
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    Re: Does CT235 have an overiding clutch

    Thanks again Dennis

    BTY can you recommend a baler I can run. Looking for a JD 24T or NH 268 or NH 273 so far and I have heard the following inline ones will work too Hesston 4550, CIH 8520, MF...
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    Does CT235 have an overiding clutch

    Reason I ask is if I have a baler behind and stop too fast I do not want to break the internal drive shaft. IE have the baler momentum come back through the tractor?
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    Re: CT 235 for Hay work

    The specification on it say 35 PTO HP. are you having any issues with tractor power? I am assuming your working with typical hay composed of Timothy, Crested Wheat, or Brome grasses with a bit of...
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    Re: CT 235 for Hay work

    If I may ask, What drum mower did you get, and what kind of rake are you using?

    Merry Christmas to all
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    CT 235 for Hay work

    Anyone here use their CT 235 in small custom hay production? I am headed in that direction for some fun and something to do in my retirement

    I have picked up a good IH 1300 sickle mower for...
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    Re: Opinion on IH 1300 Sickle mower

    There out there. Check you local thrifty Nickle or post a want on Craig s list. I have been looking for about 6 months and that's how I ran across this one. A lot of folks are switching over to disk...
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    Re: Opinion on IH 1300 Sickle mower

    Well to make a long story short, its in the back of my pickup to unload. :D Mower has original paint. Every single guard and knife is in perfect condition. It is a 9 FT IH 1300 unit, not a Case...
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    Opinion on IH 1300 Sickle mower

    I found what appears to be a good used 9 foot IH 1300 sickle mower. I think it is overpriced as it is missing the end grass guard assembly and rear safety shield for the drive belt. They are asking...
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    Re: Rear Hydraulics

    Thanks - Ill try and get a few pictures as I do this - should be good for a few laughs.
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    Re: Rear Hydraulics

    Parts arrived - been reading the instruction - several times. I think I know how the install should work, but I will read them again. Anyone done this recently that can remember any issues or tricks?...
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    I have a till-a-nater

    What can I say but :D:D:D

    Spent about 4 hours seat time with my 74" Terraforce (Ansung) tiller behind my CT235 preparing my pastures for replanting. Absolutely a dream. This ground has not been...
  87. Sickle bar parts interchangeability and availability

    Ok folks in my quest to find a good used sickle mower I have run across numerous brands. I then started looking at parts availability in my area. For the NH 451 it痴 a piece of cake. I found the...
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    Re: Rear Hydraulics

    Ill probably end up with the dual, and possibly the front - just doing as I can afford. Ill try and doccument as I go, if I can figure out my phone camera.
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    Re: Rear Hydraulics

    I decided to start with the single kit. It's on order. Local dealer gave me a good price with free shipping (If I could wait for their normal order). So next week I will be playing with parts is...
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    Re: Rear Hydraulics

    Thanks again Dennis. I have been looking for a front mount post auger, but can only find ones that mount to the bicket with bolts. I have been looking for one to fit a quick attach bracket, but so...
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    Re: Rear Hydraulics

    Dennis - had not thought of that. Was it fairly easy to do? I could just get the dual rear remote kit and go from there. Was going to start with the single first.
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    Re: Sickle bar mower help

    Thanks abatis

    I wanted the sickle bar type to lay the grass flat and not windrow at first. It drys better and is not subject to the wind blowing it around while it drys. However ill check into the...
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    Bobcat 3RC60 Rotary Cutter

    I have a near new Bobcat brand 3RC60 rotary cutter in near new condition with 2 new spare blades that I am thinking of selling. What is it worth? Not finding many to compare too. So far I'm finding...
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    Re: Rear Hydraulics

    I would like to stick with OEM parts for now so everything fits without any modifications. The front remotes has my dealer stumped as they dont show in the parts catalog, unless we are not looking at...
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    Re: Rear Hydraulics

    Thanks so much. Do you happen to know the part number for the front remotes.

    Also after looking at my unit I am a bit confused where all the levers will go. Next to the rear 3pt list is a long...
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    Re: Sickle bar mower help

    I think I have confused you, and after reading my post I see way. Sorry for the confusion

    He was willing to let me borrow the unit, not selling it to me, so to borrow and use I would need to find...
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    Re: Rear Hydraulics

    What would I use the float for, and do I need the single or double unit?
    I know little or nothing about these, so any advice is helpful.
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    Re: Sickle bar mower help

    Is has a smaller spline. He runs it on a very old MF. Also the PTO shaft is too long for my tractor after measuring.
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    Sickle bar mower help

    I am looking to get a new or used sickle bar mower and rake for small hay production. The guy I currently use for my 3 acres has an old 6ft IH brand, but it wont fit my Bobcat CT235 due to the PTO...
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    Rear Hydraulics

    I want to add rear hydraulics to my CT235. Does anyone know the correct Bobcat part number?
    Thanks
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