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  1. Thread: GRILLO G110D

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    Re: GRILLO G110D

    I think Pto operation like a Gravely might nudge me enough to convert.
  2. Thread: GRILLO G110D

    by js5020
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    Re: GRILLO G110D

    Pretty impressive specs/price on this new machine,,, all its missing is an independent live Pto.
  3. Re: Looking For A Gas Compact Tractor with loader and Mid Mount Mower

    I don't think such a machine exists current models anyways, last time I saw a gas compact (I think it was more a sub compact) was when Cub Cadet tried to market them. I guess they weren't very...
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    Re: snowblower and rocks

    The problem the OP is going to have in NE PA is any attempt with making a base to keep the rock at bay isn't going to work most years, our climate here is such that most years it gets warm enough...
  5. Thread: Which one?

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    Re: Which one?

    The closest would be the current x540,, liquid cooled, power steer, hyd lift and the addition of a diff lock which the 345 didn't have.
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    Re: John Deere M over heating

    The M uses a thermo siphon system, thermo systems don't like heavy anti-freeze mixes. Did you put the previous mix into the system and was it 50/50 if not it could be as simple as the mix being just...
  7. Re: Berta Flail Mower vs Del Morino Brush Mower

    Most Gravely attachments have a slip clutch on them where they attach to protect the tractor and attachment. The adapter may help/hurt the tractor balance depending on the attachment as it puts the...
  8. Re: Berta Flail Mower vs Del Morino Brush Mower

    The flail is versatile as it can be used for finish mowing, brush hogging, and initial clearing, however it requires the most hp and slowest ground speed when working on brush and high weeds. A...
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    Re: Poughing with a Fort two wheeler

    How long to plow 3 acres? Well I've never undertook more than a 1/4 acre garden myself with a walk behind and I used a rotary plow. From some horse plowing sites they claim a plowman walks 11 miles...
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    Re: Poughing with a Fort two wheeler

    I think weight would be the limiting factor but easily remedied with barbell weights and homebrew adapters. Someone on the site has made themselves a set of steel wheels which are pretty aggressive...
  11. Re: Berta Flail Mower vs Del Morino Brush Mower

    I would say that a flail or sickle would be safer and less likely to be damaged than a rotary type mower on "virgin" ground. I will generally use a sickle mower on unknown terrain first and then...
  12. Thread: X310 and X360

    by js5020
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    Re: X310 and X360

    For the price (extra 1300 msrp) you get 3.5 extra hp, 2" taller tires, a low fuel light, tilt wheel, 6"wider deck with 90 degree rotatable wheels with 3 more positions on the settings of the deck...
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    Re: John Deere BW Power Steering Add On

    No help on your requested info but nice looking machine.
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    Re: Project cj-5 jeep 1971 225 v6

    Nice work on the Jeep! Im about to start on a 79 silver anniversary CJ5 in the next week or three, if it comes out half as nice I will be happy.
  15. Thread: x360 and x530

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    Re: x360 and x530

    Perhaps you could set it up that the dealer could get them back there when they drop it off? Most dealers would as a courtesy.
  16. Thread: x360 and x530

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    Re: x360 and x530

    The x360 is a lawn tractor with the K58 transaxle, the x530 is a full blown garden tractor with a heavy duty transaxle and diff lock capable of operating ground engaging attachments. If you don't...
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    All good things come with time. Patience is not one of my better qualities either.
  18. Re: Introduction of a walk behind fan in Washington State

    Welcome to the forum, look around there are several real good threads on two wheel machines here. Im gonna ditto what Ferrari has said about versatility when buying a machine.
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    Re: Vermont and deutz allis 5215 hst

    Welcome to the forum. The AC and DA brands have been defunct for 25 yrs or so and are now supported by Agco, parts for the compacts from these brands can be difficult to find to say the least as the...
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    Re: Transmission upgrade for X300?

    They are not sealed and can be serviced, and rebuilt, you just need to remove the transaxle and tip it upside down to change oil. The reservoir cap for the axle can be accessed on my X300R without...
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    Re: 1983 Allis-Chalmers 5015 Project

    I have the next size up (AC5020) and I have run a 6' brush hog on mine however a 5' would be more suitable as it pretty much plays with a 4'. The biggest issue I find with mine is the front end gets...
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    I hear you,, good stuff is never cheap. I had to replace one of the planetary assemblies in my Gravely walkbehind it was over 500 for a new one, good used was 100 but I had to wait for one to come...
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Bummer, well might as well do it so you don't need to mess with it in the near future.
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    Re: Transmission upgrade for X300?

    There is another solution, but the dealer isn't going to implement it as it would cost you as much or more rebuilt by the dealer than just replacing the axle and the dealer is on the hook for...
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Having fun yet? Its just part of the using old iron thing. Sooner or later everything gets ironed out and you end up with a good machine.
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    Re: x320 deck is $1,600 ?

    Yep, get rid of the stumps and get rid of the problem not a symptom of the problem. Rotary type mowers and stumps/rocks etc just don't mix.
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    Re: x500 or x534 your preferrence?

    Not totally sure but I would check the tiller compatability on the 534.
  28. Thread: x730 Vs. x750

    by js5020
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    Re: x730 Vs. x750

    In my opinion get what you want, the 1K is a wash. The 1K extra for the diesel buys a fair amount of gas, but the diesel has a cool factor and will likely return that 1K when you part with the...
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    Re: Grillo with Gravely rotary plow

    Nice work old,,,, as usual.
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Oh now that would be to easy,, and take the "fun" out of it.
  31. Thread: Mowing 2 acres

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    Re: Mowing 2 acres

    Just a thought, Gravely did make a left hand rotation 30 deck. Now I have never done and Im not sure it can be done, but lets say one was to put a left hand rotation deck on a BCS with a right hand...
  32. Re: This is a machine I would like to get, AM53 with winch and 4WD

    Im curious, what size tires would a machine like that use?
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Yes AEBI is swiss and still made today, there use to be a US distributor in the northeastern US, I imagine they are still there. Even current models look very robust, I would guess they are also...
  34. Re: This is a machine I would like to get, AM53 with winch and 4WD

    Looks like a serious worker. You guys across the pond have some nice older machines to choose from.
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Well, I always say a running machine with an engine conversion will get more work done than a broken machine that's all original waiting years for a part. There are a few on the site that have...
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    Re: Gravely model L won't move...help please!

    Shot in the dark but check the swiftmatic linkage down on the axle, there is a nice spot for small objects to get into and keep it from re engaging, little stones, nut shells from critters etc.
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    Re: My AEBI AM10 project

    Nice find, hope you can get it back to working condition. Keep us updated.
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    Re: Fuel consumption query

    Im another who does not think the diesel option is worth the cost in the under 30hp classes. Yes they do get good fuel economy but when buying new the premium for the engine pretty much kills...
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    Re: 1969 110 with patio deck... WIW?

    I think 250 or less, less would be better. It sounds to have a few issues that will end up needing more coin tossed at it. 110 square fenders are gear drives, no hydro trans to worry about however...
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    Re: Not sure what to do at all!!!

    If your fixed on a new JD then you need cashola, they are all spendy, you get what you pay for. If new is not appealing pricewise then look at low hour used, plenty of nice X7s, X5s, X4s,,even older...
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    Re: 1983 Allis-Chalmers 5015 Project

    Welcome to the site.
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    Re: Gravely Implement question.

    I don't know about more capable, but it would surely be easier to get stuff under the deck and as we know if you can get it under the deck the Gravely will take it out.
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    Re: 2-wheeled or compact tractor?

    Hmmm, a 2 wheel or 4 wheel on 10 acres,,, while the 2 wheelers are very competent and versatile for me 10 acres would be to much ground to cover, and a 4 wheel could be cumbersome and heavy for some...
  44. Re: Correct transmission oil for newer Gravely 12 Professional two wheel tractor

    Gravely bounced around a bit on the oil over the years, but never was gear oil recommended. The old L models had a combination sump for the engine and transmission so engine oil had to be used,, the...
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    Re: gravely L8 rebuild or repower

    Those who have the newer MA "snow cannons" seem to have nothing but praise for them. I also have a "dog eater",, it works and I have plenty of spare parts for it so I haven't upgraded. The biggest...
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    Re: Deere X530 Series Question

    I'll add my X300R does the same thing.
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    Re: Gravely 522 ? Rebuild

    I have a 12hp walk behind and knowingly put a new piston and rings into an engine that tossed a rod and that should have been bored as it had/has a tick/knock that gets louder as rpms are increased,...
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    Re: Gravely 522 ? Rebuild

    Did you bore the cylinder or just put a new set of rings in it? Check the point timing also.
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    Re: Help Kohler 8 hp

    Ditto
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    Re: Lets see your machines...

    Sure there were a few rear attachments but none of them powered, just things like trailers, lawn rollers, drop seeders, oh they did make a moldboard plow for the old L models way back. The Gravelys...
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    Re: Lets see your machines...

    I believe a 12 hp Kohler goes around 490lb before attachments, the 8 hp is a bit lighter and the L models around 300lb.
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    Re: Wheel Horse 3-12-8 Snowblower question

    Yes that is where they would mount the rubber strip, it tightens up the gap, especially on worn single stage blowers, on a two stage they put the rubber on each blade of the impeller. "heavy" snow...
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    Re: Wheel Horse 3-12-8 Snowblower question

    This seems to be one of the slower forums and I pop in from time to time now that I have a horse. I asked if the blower was a recent purchase so we can rule out that it was the reason it was sold. ...
  54. Thread: BCS VS Gravely

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    Re: BCS VS Gravely

    Both are excellent machines and each is "best" in its own way.
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    Re: Wheel Horse 3-12-8 Snowblower question

    I take it your using the single stage blower, I have a 42" single stage on a 16 auto and every storm is different, some blow easy and some dont due to the "wetness" of the snow. Hows the paint in...
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    Re: BX w Meyer 6' plow

    I would mount it on the loader arms myself but Great job!
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    Re: 44" snowblower attachment for x320 tractor

    An X360 wouldnt need an assist spring as they have hydraulic lift. The OP has an X320 and that would have the foot pedal lift, the assist spring isnt a required item, but you better have a strong...
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    Re: 44" snowblower attachment for x320 tractor

    Yes it does not sound like you have the lift linkages for the tractor,, they are kinda spendy from JD, I hear close to 3 hundy. I have seen a few folks use a winch, cant remember anyone putting it...
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    Re: 2 Wheel Tractors - Buying & Using

    Wow thats quite a deal in my opinion. Although one might be a bit "on your own" as far as attachments go, but most stuff could easily be made and its belt driven so things would be simple. Again I...
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    Re: Help...plz...Hinomoto E18 info.

    Have you tried to adjust the clutch linkage? I agree that if it needs a clutch job your likely gonna have to split it atleast from looking at the AC5020/ E23. I dont have any shop manuals but it...
  61. Thread: Yanmar lawsuit.

    by js5020
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    Comparison Re: Yanmar lawsuit.

    I think your generalization is/was spot on, or atleast thats pretty much how I perceived it when I was looking semi seriously a bit back, I dont think many (including myself) are going to "buy in"...
  62. Thread: Yanmar lawsuit.

    by js5020
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    Comparison Re: Yanmar lawsuit.

    Well from what Ive read losing the VN "refirbs" will be a good thing. I guess we will just have to wait a bit and see what developes and if this avenue can make a comeback. Hopefully they can keep...
  63. Thread: Yanmar lawsuit.

    by js5020
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    Comparison Re: Yanmar lawsuit.

    So does this mean we will start seeing more tractors for sale in various areas or will they only be available out of Fredricks? I always wanted a small rear tire machine for a GT.
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    Re: 2 Wheel Tractors - Buying & Using

    That was my exact thought on the Rapids,,, for the price of one of the larger models I could have bought an X7 JD or a subcut with a 54 or 60 deck,, and although they were likely nice with the hydro...
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    Re: Meyer Plow Shoes

    The "mounting angle iron"(part welded to the blade) is a square cut not like the OPs pic (tapered). I am using OEM Meyers shoes.
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    Re: 2 Wheel Tractors - Buying & Using

    Its unfortunate that the pricing structure is what it is with 2 wheel machines compared to ride on machines (similar), and in my situation I mainly just mow grass and remove some snow, I dont need...
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    Re: 2 Wheel Tractors - Buying & Using

    Very possible to be 15K,,,, Gravely tried marketing rebadged Rapids and the larger models were close to that price if I remember correctly. Keep in mind that most of these machines with reasonable...
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    Re: Meyer Plow Shoes

    I just checked my brackets and they are square. Mine also dont like to rotate.
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    Re: snowplow mounting on gravely comm.12

    I think its best to keep the blade as close as possible to eliminate as much leverage on the machine, get it to far out and it will be a bear to operate. Gravely used a heavy blade on the walkers,...
  70. Re: Crown 20MT Walkie forklift (lift-lower valve problem)

    Ditto what oldnslo said or plumb in a shut off valve on each the lines. Just dont "deadhead" the pump, I dont think that pump has an internal relief.
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    Re: Need some help with a decision

    Basically you have few options but I would look at a similar sized machine (a new one) and get the price of it,,, now can you make it (the old one) as usable/reliable for less coin? Is the coin you...
  72. Re: Crown 20MT Walkie forklift (lift-lower valve problem)

    None of us can actually see or hear what is going on with the stacker and the most common part to fail that most technicians would see over the years would be the lower solenoid, if I were able to be...
  73. Thread: No hydraulics

    by js5020
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    Re: No hydraulics

    Does the machine have an auxillary pump mounted to the front of the crankshaft? If so check the pump to crank adapter coupling to make sure the splines are good and the pump is actually spinning.
  74. Re: Crown 20MT Walkie forklift (lift-lower valve problem)

    Holy Jeeze if thats just the valve, they are proud of that valve! I could be wrong but it sounds like they priced the whole asm,,, did they give you a part#?
  75. Re: Crown 20MT Walkie forklift (lift-lower valve problem)

    Just call your local Crown dealer for the solenoid valve they will have it or the updated valve.
  76. Thread: Engine ideas

    by js5020
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    Re: Engine ideas

    Well 11 or 13 hp would be better as the engines are not run at 3600 rpm but 9hp should work for bout everything cept snowblowing, it would likely work for that also it just might be slow? I have a...
  77. Thread: Engine ideas

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    Re: Engine ideas

    I think there was discussion in the thread about similar engines? Most "modern" engines use a standard bolt pattern, and all one needs to do is compensate for shaft length.
  78. Thread: X340 Question

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    Re: X340 Question

    Yes but its not a JD,,, check out Bercomac.
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    Re: Gear reduction wheels on a 5240?

    There are some "qualifications" to mount GRWs without modifications,,, tractor cannot have splined axles, axle flanges have to have the GRW mounting stud holes. Most 5000 series machines have...
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    Re: John Deere M hydraulic pressure

    Ummm my bet is if you try to go that high a psi your gonna destroy the touchmatic. Id say to go that high you better get a PTO pump setup and save the original lift system.
  81. Re: Crown 20MT Walkie forklift (lift-lower valve problem)

    The silver solenoid allows the lower function, if its "on" through any means when lifting or when the control is in neutral the mast is going to come down.

    Try this put everything back together...
  82. Re: Crown 20MT Walkie forklift (lift-lower valve problem)

    If you rotate that solenoid to show the bottom of the plunger it should be able to be dissambled and the plunger might be broke or bent causing it not to seal and allowing fluid to go right on by to...
  83. Re: Crown 20MT Walkie forklift (lift-lower valve problem)

    The "black" part of the valve should control rate of travel (either up or down) and the "silver" solenoid either opens or closes the fluid path to the tank, it is what they call a "lowering valve"....
  84. Re: Crown 20MT Walkie forklift (lift-lower valve problem)

    Check the solenoid valve on the parker block and the switch the wires are connected to. The solenoid is a lock valve, its either stuck/broken or the switch is energizing it. The mechanical valve...
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    Re: Gravely 5260 (and basic motor help)

    I see your in the capable hands of the MTF Gravely guys, a good bunch. Cant place a price on a 2 wheel Gravely, they dont make em anymore and likely never will, oh there are new machines out there...
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    Re: Gravely 5260 (and basic motor help)

    The great thing about these machines is most stuff swaps around (my Com12 has a Pro14 H/L planetary in it). 5260 should be a swiftmatic with an 8 hp e start Kohler. A 5220 would be an e start 8 hp...
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    Re: Gravely 5260 (and basic motor help)

    The ole Kohler is pretty easy and cheap to rebuild, there are plenty of detailed "how to's" on the web also. An engine conversion is also another option for those who are willing to part with the...
  88. Thread: Engine ideas

    by js5020
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    Re: Engine ideas

    Ut oh,,, what ya making now Bruce?
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    Re: Allis chalmers 5020

    Ive had one since new in 85, good machine.
  90. Thread: Gas or Diesel

    by js5020
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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Congrats on the new machine,, that the problem with the X7, spendy and then toss a few attachment and it becomes OMG in a hurry, nice machines though.
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    Re: repower gravely 5600

    Obviously repowering isnt for everyone,,, the original engines used on Gravely's were of good quality just like the rest of the machine and still have all the parts available for them so if just a...
  92. Thread: Gas or Diesel

    by js5020
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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Ahh yes the circular debate,, gas or diesel very similar to another circular debate of gear or hydro,, both usually have the same outcome,,, lots of back and forth, pages of "mines better than yours"...
  93. Thread: New JD X310

    by js5020
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    Re: New JD X310

    Congrats on the new machine!
  94. Thread: X310 or D110

    by js5020
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    Buying Advice Re: X310 or D110

    Get an X series, there is a difference just check the weights between a D and X with same size deck, the X is gonna be heavier,, thicker steel. The better of the X3 series are the X310, X320, and...
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    Re: repower gravely 5600

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/2-wheeled-tractors/91326-engine-ideas.html

    Plenty of info through out that thread for about any model
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    Re: Newbie. X300 new or used?

    I had resolved I was more interested in the features of the X300R than the short comings of the K46 and JD puts a 4yr warranty on the transaxle, so zero out of my pocket if it does fail in that time...
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    Re: Newbie. X300 new or used?

    Many say go with an x310 or larger as they have the heavier transaxle but they also come with a higher price tag and if one fits into the budget I agree, heck if an X700 series fits the budget buy...
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    Re: new to sight and bcs

    Common simple keyswitch pretty much only needs 3 or 4 wires depending on battery or mag ignition. B or Bat terminal hooks to B+, to give everything else power when the key is turned, S or ST goes to...
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    Re: Maybe I'll be a Gravely owner now....

    Im not up to speed on the Rapids other than knowing they have an insane price hung on em, in fact didnt even think about them in respect to this. Many Gravely dealers know/want to know very little...
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    Re: Maybe I'll be a Gravely owner now....

    A Kohler engined tractor running 3300 rpm in high PTO would run around 1172 rpm and in low PTO 888 rpm, the older L/C machines turning in the 2700/2800 rpm run 1023 rpm low PTO and 1364 rpm high PTO,...
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