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    Re: Portable tool chest

    My portable tool chest is a 1987 Jeep wrangler. I paid $300 for it. Costs $45 to register for 2 years (farm plates). It goes wherever I need it to, though it's not as comfortable on the road as I...
  2. Re: Understanding oil requirment for Kubota engines

    As long as the CJ oil is also backwards compatible, which all of the ones I've seen are, you're good to go. My manual actually says not to use a cj oil, but as far as I can discern, they mean one...
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    Re: Ford 8n or similiar

    An 8N in good shape is pretty cute, and can do a few things alright, but they really aren't good for much. A 600 or 800 series Ford looks very similar and are much better machines for getting...
  4. Re: Who makes the higher HP HST utility tractor?

    Wait a second, did hear you say that your wife plows the driveway in the winter on an open station tractor!?

    How on earth did you come to that arrangement?

    I'm not familiar with all the...
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    Re: Those Craigslist photos

    Anyone need a bush hog?
    475217
  6. Re: Saw my first Tesla Model X SUV in the parking lot today.

    The website says it'll to 0-60 in 3.2 seconds.

    Holy $}{|T!!
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    Re: Stihl 029 Super

    If that's the case after cutting only two trees, it's a very good thing that it started leaking gas. The gas leak made him quit running the saw and could very well have prevented him from injuring...
  8. Tractor Sizing Re: Tractor Recommendation - 10 acres, mountains, VERY steep driveway

    An l3800 HST with a FEL will be a very nice machine. Not as nice as a grand L, but if you've never used a grand L, then you won't know what you're missing :).

    You can definitely add wheel spacers...
  9. Re: Rear turf tires, is there a down side to running front ag tires on a 4x4

    In deep snow, yes ags will be much much better. On packed snow and ice, though, turfs will be better.

    Personally, I'd keep the turfs and put chains on in the winter.
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    Re: Tree felling directional question

    I know a guy who uses his pickup to aid in felling trees. To me that just seems ridiculous. Pickups, even 4x4s just don't have much pull when they're on soft ground and hitched to something up high....
  11. Re: Just Want Something to Tow a Cooler and Some Fishing Gear

    Or you could build your own "good old farm tractor cart". :)

    I suppose most of them were made by folks who needed a trailer just like you who had random junk laying around. If you don't have an...
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    Re: Saw Guru's Please Advise.

    They run 28" or longer on that size saw all day out West in softwood. They'll look at you like you're nuts for running a 20" bar on a 70-90cc saw like we do here in the hardwood.

    If you're...
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    Re: 1948 Ford 8N

    My dad ran 15-40 diesel motor oil in his 2 8Ns. If you're mostly using it in the summer, I'd go with a heavy oil, like 10-40 or 15-40. I don't think there's a problem running a diesel oil as long as...
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    Re: Skidding Winches

    I've done that myself with the winch. Works just fine on back roads for short trips, as long as the load doesn't start trying to go faster than you.
  15. Re: Well used farm truck: What would you look for?

    I could be wrong, but I'm under the impression that all of that generation of 3/4 and 1 ton trucks had the ZF if they had a five speed. On a related note, the 4 speed for these trucks, which was a...
  16. Re: Well used farm truck: What would you look for?

    I'm nowhere near you, but I'm getting close to selling my truck. If it's something you're interested in, send me a PM. It'd be well within your budget even after a plane ticket. It's only been in...
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    Re: Mx5100 remotes. Questions.

    I'm subscribing. One day, I'll tackle this project on my MX.
  18. Re: Well used farm truck: What would you look for?

    I'm in agreement with most of the previous posts. I've got a '90 F250 with a 300CID straight six. It's 2wd with a 5 speed. I can haul 4,000# in the bed and not be above my GVWR. With a frame mounted...
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    Mowing Re: Brush cutter size

    I've got about the same amount of HP. Since my tractor is hydrostatic, I would happily run an 8' twin spindle. I think it'd be just swell to go a little slower and mow more per pass. However, as...
  20. Re: Hitch Capacities... Just a "Suggestion"???

    If your truck is rated for more than the hitch, which seems to be the case, it looks like your options for towing more would be a weight distributing hitch or replacing the hitch receiver with a...
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    Re: Choices; Which One?

    Buying from friends is always a little dangerous, but that sounds like a pretty good deal if you're in the market for a tractor. And if he's your best friend, and handy with a wrench, then that seems...
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    Re: Real Data needed on commuter vehicles

    Yes, exactly.

    My Fit would get 40+ if I drove 60 on the highway, and kept my foot out of it getting up to speed. It's more fun to wind it out, though, so I happily sacrifice a few MPGs.
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    Re: Real Data needed on commuter vehicles

    I've got an '09 Fit. Sold our '01 civic to buy it. Both were 5 speed manuals. The fit gets a little better mileage, but not much, and the ride is worse. We drove my BIL's '13 Fit over the weekend,...
  24. Re: New to me (actually my Grandma) flawless 89 Massey Ferguson 1020 4WD

    I agree that the right buyer will be hard to find. Maybe he's out there somewhere, though. To him, it might be worth more. $4500 seems like a decent price to pay from the perspective of a potential...
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    Re: steel toed boots vers Plastic

    Steel is heavier and makes for cold toes come winter time. Composite might be a few bucks more, but worth it if you want to wear them in cold weather.
  26. Comparison Re: Which to buy>>>Old Kubota L3750HDT Vs newer L3200HST

    Might want to recheck that math...

    1989 wasn't 17 years ago, it was 27 years ago. :)

    Age wouldn't bother me personally, if it was well maintained. Like has been mentioned, there's lots of...
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    Re: RedMax Trimmer's Anyone?

    I've only heard good stuff about Redmax power equipment. I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think that Redmax was bought out by Husqvarna because Husky wanted to use their strato-charging technology...
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    Re: Looking to buy used (2 local options)

    Right on! Congrats on the purchase. Post a couple of pictures when you have the chance.
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    Re: Looking to buy used (2 local options)

    For those tasks, I'd take the Kubota hands down. 4wd would be better, but for the money, a Kubota in great shape with a loader is pretty good. Around here you could buy an old piece of iron, maybe a...
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    Re: Seriously?

    I'm not disagreeing with you, but you know what else is filthy??

    MONEY.
  31. Re: Considering a 2004 Chevy express 3500 any horror stories??

    Well I spoke with the seller and the van has 370,000 miles. While that's a heck of a testament to the longevity of those vans, i don't think I want to tangle with it.

    Back to the search I...
  32. Re: No license plate/registration for farm vehicles in your State ?

    Wisconsin has farm plates. They cost $45/2 years. Only restriction I'm aware of is that you can't drive to an off-the-farm "job" with them. I've driven my farm truck across the country with them.
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    Re: Stacking loose hay???

    We put up loose hay. We cut it with Austrian scythes or a sickle bar mower. Rake it with an ancient 4 bar rake and then use a hay loader. It works alright. We do the equivalent of maybe 60 bales. It...
  34. Re: Considering a 2004 Chevy express 3500 any horror stories??

    Thanks, that's what I'm hoping to hear. How many miles did you usually rack up on them?

    I'll only put maybe 5-6000 miles/year on this rig, and all within 50 miles of home. I want something that...
  35. Considering a 2004 Chevy express 3500 any horror stories??

    I'm looking at a new delivery van. There's a 2004 Chevy express 3500 for sale near me. I won't know the details on the mileage or which engine is in it until I talk to the seller in the morning, but...
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    Re: B7100 HST - how good is this tractor?

    It'll be really slow. You could get one with a separate reservoir and a PTO pump, though.
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    Re: B7100 HST - how good is this tractor?

    Some people have all the luck...



    Congrats on the machine! I'd recommend leaving as is. It'll convince you how handy it is to have a tractor around, and then make it easy to justify a bigger...
  38. Re: Looking for a string trimmer. Any opinions?

    They make a two-stroke powered drill (probably several models, actually) that are very common in the maple syrup industry. Since tap size has gotten smaller, and cordless drills have gotten much...
  39. Rotary Cutter Re: What size rotary cutter for a NH TC33DA?

    Oh jeez, whoops!!

    I thought the 33 was the largest class II. Thanks for correcting my previous misinformation!:)
  40. Rotary Cutter Re: What size rotary cutter for a NH TC33DA?

    Your tractor is also one frame size larger. It will be more stable on slopes than what the OP has.
  41. Rotary Cutter Re: What size rotary cutter for a NH TC33DA?

    I've got a five footer on my tc29d right now. I spent three hour mowing a neighbor's horse pasture on Saturday. In sparse to medium grass, even pretty tall, was running pretty fast. In places I was...
  42. Re: Looking for a string trimmer. Any opinions?

    I just learned about this. I had a really hard time determining the country of origin for that model, but eventually determined it to be China...

    It's probably not a big deal; I talked to two...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Pre-Purchase homework - L3301DT Package

    Personally, I'd want a hydrostatic machine for what you want to do with it. Unless you're sure about a gear model, go test drive a hydro. Assuming your soil isn't full of large rocks, the loader will...
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    Re: Reccomends me an 8' twin spindle cutter

    I agree with you about the HP ratings. They're just a guideline. I'd run an 8' twin spindle behind my MX 4700 if I could afford one.

    Personally I'd rather run an 8' than a 7'. The 8 is not as...
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    Re: Skidding Winches

    Congrats on the machine!! That's a slick unit. I can't say if that Wallenstein is a good price relative to other options (though they usually are a value leader when comparing features to other...
  46. Re: Looking for a string trimmer. Any opinions?

    Well, thanks everyone!!

    I ordered the Hitachi version of the new model Tanaka trimmer that Carl recommended. I ordered on Amazon, because I still couldn't get that link to work and although it...
  47. Re: Looking for a string trimmer. Any opinions?

    This is the link that doesn't work for me. Can anyone else see it?

    Also, Carl, thanks for the recommendation, this is exactly what I'm looking for.
  48. Re: Looking for a string trimmer. Any opinions?

    I'd love a big powerful Stihl, but it's just not gonna happen. I feel like if i got one of those, I'd end up wishing it was lighter and more nimble 90% of the time I was using it.

    The Tanaka that...
  49. Looking for a string trimmer. Any opinions?

    I'm looking for a straight shaft string trimmer. I'm a little overwhelmed by the number of options from each manufacturer, so I thought I'd see if I could get some help.

    My budget is $250, I'd...
  50. Re: Hydrostatic vs hydraulic shutle transmission

    Yes, NEED two. Three would be better. Or four...:)
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    Re: Got a new machine.

    Congrats, and welcome to the MX club!! I'm very happy with mine, although I wish it had telescoping three point arms like your 5100. It sure dwarfs your old machine.
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    Re: Opti-2 for 2 cycle.... good or bad

    I cut more wood than the average guy too. I run ethanol free 89 octane mixed at 40:1 with synthetic oil. I mix 2 gallons at a time and toss in an ounce of Stabil. I run it across the board. Dolmar...
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    Re: 1966 Farmall 656

    That's pretty funny!! Nice deal on the tractor though! You could probably sell either the bush hog or the tractor for almost the total purchase price and get the other one free.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Ah yes, i forgot about that.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    The log stays stationary and the "head" moves the blade through the log.

    Band saw mills can have almost all of their operations done with hydraulics. Some of these functions include loading the...
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    Re: Help me pick a skid steer

    I thought you were done with this thread about 4 pages ago...
  57. Snow Attachments Re: 5' rear blower too big for Kubota B7100HST?

    Perfect plan.

    As long as it's under the max your tractor can lift, you won't hurt the tractor. Not by lifting it and through normal use anyway.
  58. Snow Attachments Re: 5' rear blower too big for Kubota B7100HST?

    His machine is hydrostatic. He can go very very slow at PTO RPM.

    I think a 5 footer will be just fine.
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    Re: What RPM should I use to mow

    I'm not familiar with that particular machine, but most small engines like to be run at WOT, or pretty darned close to it, for a power intense application like mowing.
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    Re: Help me pick a skid steer

    Yeah... Or ELSE!
    :muttering::punch::punch::punch:
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    Mowing Re: Rotary cutter swing arc

    I think you should tighten up your stabilizers to reduce most of the left to right play. A couple of inches is alright, but if it has enough play to get up momentum it can bend or break things, or in...
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    Re: Help me pick a skid steer

    I'm with Eddie. Good luck, man.

    If you already know the answer to your question, why ask it here?

    Lastly, this is a tractor forum. If you want advice about which tractor to buy, this place is...
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    Re: Dog ate my owner manual M7060

    I think there's a very very good chance that your dealer would photocopy those pages for you. Worth asking anyway.
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    Re: RX7320 50 hr filter change only

    I use the exact same reasoning...

    With similar results.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Well Gordon, you may be losing your pricing perspective, but at least you still have a"hot rear end"! :)
  66. Re: that time of year again...time to put up some wood

    Looking good, Andy!!

    That looks like some pretty ideal wood to work with. Can't tell the species from the photo, but rounds that diameter are just about my favorite. They split real nice, and you...
  67. An analysis of the forces required to drag sheep over various surfaces

    There might not be many sheep shearers here on TBN, but any who do read this should be sure to take note of this scientific study.

    ...
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    Re: Can't someone program a spam filter?

    It seems very simple to make it such that members must have 3 posts before they can add links...
  69. Re: that time of year again...time to put up some wood

    Any time Dave! We keep pretty busy growing veggies all summer, but I get to cut wood every now and then. Most of my fun happens during the winter, and we usually start cooking syrup around the 10th...
  70. Re: that time of year again...time to put up some wood

    Yeah, burning it sure is fun too!!

    I burn most of my wood making maple syrup. The rig I've been using for the last 5 years will burn a full cord in about 12 hours. For next year, I'll be...
  71. Re: that time of year again...time to put up some wood

    What!? You don't like cutting wood?

    Perhaps you need a more fun chainsaw. Personally I love cutting wood. I've cut, split and stacked about 10 cords since the 8th of April. I split all of it by...
  72. Oil & Fuel Re: MX5800 HST Engine Oil Change Interval

    I change mine once a year, usually in the springtime. Pretty much across the board, both tractors, riding mower, Jeep, etc.

    If I only put 200 hours/year on the machine, but used it for 2 hour+...
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    Re: My B2650 story - New capabilities for us

    I agree. If you want to remain anonymous, just get off the tractor for the photo shoot...
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    Re: Help choosing correct 45-50hp Kubota

    I've got an MX 4700. I agree with TSO that the MX series is really lacking in 3 point lift capacity. I personally feel that this is the only major drawback.

    I'm extremely happy with my MX, and I...
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    Re: Wheel spacing.

    It's not generally advised, especially if you're doing anything with the loader that's already putting stress on the tractor, such as heavy lifting, traveling long distance with a load in the bucket,...
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    Re: MX5100 Cruise Control wont't Hold

    Is your parking brake on?? This happened to me once, and the parking brake was on just a little bit, so the cruise was completely loose.
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    Re: New Holland TC33DA - Won't start

    This is a known issue with these tractors. Use Google to search this site for "TC33 won't start " for starters. I think it's a simple fix that's been well outlined on this site. If you need more...
  78. Re: guinea hens do you have any tell me what you think

    Way too loud for me. We used to live with a couple that had a dozen or so. Every morning around 5-5:30, they'd go off like an alarm clock from ****.

    Never again.
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    Re: TC33d hydraulic issue

    I sent Bill a PM because I have information on where to get the 700 page service manual for his tractor at no cost. I'd rather not post the source here. I don't want to give more info than that on...
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    Buying Advice Re: Fordson Major - Diesel

    Looks like it's got good tires on it, or at least one anyway. That's a major expense if you have to buy new ones.
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    Re: Thoughts on a TC33D

    Also, that offer for the PDF manual applies to anyone else who wants one. Send me a PM for details.
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    Re: Thoughts on a TC33D

    If you don't need the hoe, don't buy one. They're very expensive! If I was you, I'd spend the money either on a bigger tractor with a more capable loader, or perhaps a cabbed version of what you're...
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    Re: Damaged block installing block heater L5240

    I like a lot of the harbor freight stuff, and I'm sure the OP doesn't particularly want this turning into a harbor freight thread, but... Personally, if I was looking for a 3/8 drive torque wrench...
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    Re: smaller new tractor or larger used one?

    If the L2501 is hydrostatic, it'll run any of the same implements that the 3200, 3800, 3301, or 3901 will run, buy as citydude said, it'll just take longer to do the same task. It might be a little...
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    Re: Thoughts on a TC33D

    Do you needa backhoe? They are very expensive, and unless you have a continuing need for one in the years to come, it may be cheaper to rent a mini-ex. Just a thought.

    Regarding the TC, they were...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    You will wonder how you ever lived without it!! Congrats on an excellent purchase.
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    Re: smaller new tractor or larger used one?

    It's like James and a few others have said: it's the same tractor with different engine HP.

    That said, 250 hours isn't much. I'd probably be looking hard at the 3800, especially if it is already...
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    Re: Skidded attachment

    My skidding winch is my absolute favorite attachment. I probably use the bush hog for more hours, but the winch never ceases to amaze me with how much it makes possible.

    Not only is it incredible...
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    Re: Old Geezer Joke

    I heard they're giving Viagra to old men in all the nursing homes in our town.





    Works like a charm, no more problems with them rolling out of bed.;)
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    Re: New Holland TC29 -Oil and Oil Filter

    Hey Mark, I sent you a PM.
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    Re: Socket Organizer

    I'd love to have a 72" or so box with deep top drawer. Deep enough to have all my sockets on these racks standing up. Unfortunately it's not in the cards right now. I use the metal rails and they...
  92. Re: using Glyphosate killing weeds before preparing soil; vegetable garden ??

    Mmmmmmm... Yummy!!!;)
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    Re: Help with adding weight.

    Due to the Canadian exchange rate, maple syrup bulk prices are way down. For the cheapest grade (commercial) I think packers are currently paying somewhere around $1.00-$1.25 per pound. Not too far...
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    Re: Maple syrup making

    You'd certainly lower the scorch potential as you call it. But I'm not sure about raising the quality. The main problem I see is adding time and reducing efficiency. Boiling sap is all about...
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    Re: Maple syrup making

    Post on mapletrader.com and sugarbush.info that you need a new flat pan. I sold a couple of stainless flat pans to another producer a couple of years ago for $150 total. Personally I'd rather use...
  96. Re: Bundling cargo ratchet straps (method w/pics)

    That sounds like a regulation for a specific type of cargo. Cargo is a broad term. I don't think the DOT cares if I use several 1" straps, or a couple 2" straps to tie a couch onto a landscape...
  97. Box Scraper Re: Is there really a difference in box blades?

    It looks like you're going to be buying implements for a 55 HP cab tractor. That TYM weighs 4200# without loaded tires or the loader. If you're like 80% of members here, you'll load the rears, which...
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    Re: What tractor to buy

    The loader isn't helping your rear tires get traction, because it's taking weight off the rear axle. Now, a similar HP 4wd tractor with a loader is a whole different animal from an 8n. Superior in...
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    Re: 3/8" Vs .325 chain cutting ability

    No one has mentioned this yet, so I'll say that the larger the pitch of the chain (which corresponds to larger cutters) the longer it stays sharp, all other things being equal.

    Personally, I...
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    Re: Hi crop for hay?

    I was kind of thinking that myself...
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