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  1. Re: Help! Tractor/Loader/Backhoe Suggestions Needed

    Top and tilt is really rather simple so I kind of wonder if the problem is not figuring it out, but maybe getting the parts or a quality issue. I personally would do an aftermarket setup and get to...
  2. Thread: Driveway build

    by Code54
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    Re: Driveway build

    In our area "millings" are asphalt milling - the old asphalt they grind off the road when they resurface them.
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    Re: Any odds on these Rock Tongs working?

    If you were only a bit closer!
    :drink:
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    Re: Any odds on these Rock Tongs working?

    Funny you have rocks everywhere and I am driving to all my neighbors digging out rocks in the woods so we can build walls and such at the house..... I have great neighbors to give me rocks, around...
  5. Thread: Mini Ex uses

    by Code54
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    Re: Mini Ex uses

    I ended up buying a 2015 KX91 (Kubota) and am very pleased with it. Other than being slow to move from site to site I must say it is 10x better than a backhoe for general digging. (We have a...
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    Re: CUT vs Skid Steer

    I personally would get the CUT as others have said if you really need to do a bunch of heavy dirt work just rent a skid steer for the day and knock it out.
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    Re: Any odds on these Rock Tongs working?

    Are you using a ring or loop to attach it to the bucket? Do you happen to have a photo you would share?
    Thanks
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    Re: Any odds on these Rock Tongs working?

    Very nice - really like it. Simple and effective!
    I was thinking of building up a set for my mini ex and really am interested in your future refinements.
    I have a hydro thumb but for placing them...
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    Re: Max bucket size on a Bx25D?

    Wow that is great on DR's part but sorry to hear about the UPS error. That is always a pain!
    Good luck on your project!
  10. Re: Tractor lurches and levers flail around - See VIDEO -

    Same as Creamer - no weight or any real resistance on the machine so it is easier on it. I personally wouldn't go under the machine running but thats just me.
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    Re: Combat against big stone

    Seems like that hoe digs pretty well! I watched the video and thought that is a great rock for a rock wall. I love when I'm digging and find one that size. Funny how in different areas everyone...
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    Re: Kubota KH8-2 info

    Good that you found the dry spot - grease and oils are our friends in the Eqpt. world.
    Don't know your machine but on the KX machines there is grease nipples in front of the operator on the front of...
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    Re: Pool deck, build or buy/move?

    Just make sure the curve/bend is the same as yours or it could be a real pain. You also may want to look up some of the problems with Trex and some of the other composite decking - seems a lot of...
  14. Re: Tractor lurches and levers flail around - See VIDEO -

    Im also thinking there is air in the system. I also would block it up and let it run a bit and see if it bleeds itself.
  15. Re: The Biggest Dead Tree That I Have Pushed Over

    Great advice there!
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    Re: Who makes the higher HP HST utility tractor?

    I have a Kubota MX5100 and the one thing I would change if I could would be to larger front wheels. Man that would be great.....
  17. Thread: Mini Ex uses

    by Code54
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    Re: Mini Ex uses

    Sure are handy for jobs like that. Today I grabbed a pine tree that was down, pulled it over with the bucket/arm, lifted it, cut the trunk in several 5' sections and dropped it into my the fire pit...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota Mini Ex's

    Yep as Steppenwolfe said they sure do. It is a nice option but not something I really needed for home use at close to a 3K price difference.
    They are also on the larger machines if that is of...
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    Re: Question on Kubota Mini Ex

    Learned on the Heavy Eqpt forum they are most likely used to lift the ROPs on and off, possibly at the factory.

    They are real easy to remove without doing any damage to the ROPS and make it look...
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    Re: Kubota KH8-2 info

    That is a lot different than the newer models..... The newer ones use a grease nipple for the tracks and grease pressure holds everything in place. Very simple and works great.

    Manuals - may...
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    Question on Kubota Mini Ex

    I was looking at the mini Ex tonight and figuring out if I can get it in my garage (like to do all my major service and clean up in the winter and the heated garage is sort of nice).
    I notice I can...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota Mini Ex's

    Thanks!
    Sure is handy to have around, has helped with several little jobs already and the big projects are just waiting to begin.
  23. Re: Pressure washer tip got plugged up with some kind of larvea.

    That is a weird one - maybe just put a piece of tape over the hole?
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    Comparison Re: Kubota Mini Ex's

    475176

    Ended up getting a used one with a bit over 200 Hrs on it. Nice thing is it is pre emission and still has a year of warranty left on it. I was looking for a open station as I want to be...
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    Re: Kubota KH8-2 info

    If it has some hrs on it and you don't know when it was changed it would be a good idea. You also should have oil in the final drives (motors that move the tracks) - they mostly don't hold much...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota Mini Ex's

    Thanks - dug out a 22+ inch fresh cut oak stump tonight that is right next to a bldg - took about 1.5 hrs from start to finish including getting the machine out, practicing running it and even...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota Mini Ex's

    Ended up buying a KX91 - really got to use it some today and was very pleased with it. Powerful and smooth. Thank you all for the advise!
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    Re: Kubota KH8-2 info

    It should take a little over three and a half quarts and you can use Kubota Diesel engine oil or any quality diesel oil such as Rotella (Don't really not syn.oil, reg. dino oil is fine)

    Not sure...
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    Buying Advice Re: Best way to sell a tractor?

    Glad it sold - congrats!

    As for holding things, really depends on the person, mostly by talking I get a feel if I want to help them out a bit by holding it. Don't it about 5 times and all 5 went...
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    Re: Kubota now has a 6yr warranty?!

    wow - 2000 hrs home use is a LONG LONG time, most people will hit the 6 year mark before 2K in hrs.
    Glad to see that they extended it!
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    Re: Max bucket size on a Bx25D?

    Awesome - glad to hear it is all working out. Now remember we have a rule here - if there is no pictures it didn't happen!! LOL
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    Buying Advice Re: Best way to sell a tractor?

    I have sold several implements and a tractor on Craig's list.
    I would decide it up as not everyone will need each implement so it is mostly better for both you as the seller.
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    Re: Leaf collection ideas

    We have a lot of trees on 3 acres (area we mow) that produce leaves for me to clean up. I have raked them, moved with tarps, used rear bagger on little box store tractor, used the front end loader...
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    Re: hydraulic questions and mower build

    Thanks for the input on this - got me doing a bit more research.

    Been doing some checking and Kubota claims the mini has enough flow (its a KX91) - it does seem that Kubota rates their flow a...
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    Re: New in Winchester, Virginia area

    CONGRATS AND WELCOME!

    Now we have heard that before - I am going to finish a few things then sell it, most of those guys still have them years later. Seems the projects never end!

    All joking...
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    Re: Kubota KH8-2 info

    excellent! That makes for a good setup!
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    Re: Kubota KH8-2 info

    Looks good! Looks like you have a solid machine!
    Can you add teeth to the bucket or is that just a ditching bucket? (The teeth help it dig quite a bit better, but are not the greatest thing to...
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    Re: Kubota KH8-2 info

    I will ask at our dealer and see if they happen to know anything.

    (Do you have any photos? I personally am always interested in the old iron.)

    The motor was used for several different...
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    Re: Kubota KH8-2 info

    It appears to be on the gray market tractor list
    Kubota Tractor Corporation - GrayMarket Tractor List
    Sometimes makes it difficult to find parts and criss reference them.

    Sorry I can't help...
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    Re: Max bucket size on a Bx25D?

    Here is the thread I started a long time back - it should help:
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/kubota-owning-operating/309115-bx25d-backhoe-ripper-question.html
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    Re: Max bucket size on a Bx25D?

    Check out this thread - maybe of interest to you:
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/kubota-owning-operating/328730-18-bx25-backhoe-bucket.html

    If you got a set of mounting ear you really could...
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    Re: hydraulic questions and mower build

    Thanks all. I will do some checking. I know Kubota shows the machine with a mower but may have to see exactly what is possible. Not sure of how they figure their flow numbers
  43. Re: I need some real world reviews and advice on the Mule PRO-FXT EPS

    Get it - you will be glad you did. I have similar uses and it has been great. Haul wood and rocks all the time with it and it amazes me how well it does.
    Nice to be able to carry 6 people and go...
  44. Re: Anyone debate buying vs renting a pressure washer?

    Glad to hear you like it and it is working out good!!!!
    Funny when you have something like this the number of uses you can find for it.
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    Re: hydraulic questions and mower build

    Good point there - they do chuck a lot of crap!
    Maybe I will find an old flail mover to convert. Wondering out loud - run a hydro motor to drive the the old PTO driven gear box perhaps???
  46. Thread: Mini Ex uses

    by Code54
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    Re: Mini Ex uses

    I have a MX5100 that covers my loader work. Plan to use the Ex to clean up the woods of old dead trees ( some tight areas where I will need to cut a road in), some trenching/dig out behind a bldg,...
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    hydraulic questions and mower build

    I am picking up a mini ex in a few weeks and been thinking I would like to get a mower for it BUT after seeing the cost I now think I may make a winter project building one.

    I have build a lot of...
  48. Thread: Mini Ex uses

    by Code54
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    Re: Mini Ex uses

    Thanks for the input everyone!
    They are definitely slower to move around but I figure I can always roll it up in the trailer and tow it any real distance if needed. Majority of my work is in a...
  49. Thread: Mini Ex uses

    by Code54
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    Re: Mini Ex uses

    Never really thought about brush removal, that would be a big help. We don't a have a big need for a mini but I figure I will find uses as I go sort of like the tractor. Keep the ideas coming...
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    Re: What the heck kind of giant moth is this?

    I believe they are called a polyphemus moth - big suckers!
  51. Thread: Mini Ex uses

    by Code54
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    Mini Ex uses

    Since I been shopping for a Mini Ex and I been doing a lot of research and was thinking I bet there is a lot of uses I am missing. Thought it maybe interesting to start a thread about the uses you...
  52. Re: Kubota BX22/23/24/25/25D/25D-1 Backhoe: How deep have you dug?

    Don't tell the safety police but I bypassed that one with a zip type.
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    Re: What can they do?

    They are right, a smaller machine can do a lot of work. I rented a 7K machine last year and in 10 hrs:
    Dug out a hill - 3' deep for about 40'
    Cut a shallow 4' wide trench that was about 20' long...
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    Re: What can they do?

    If you go to the Kubota website and select the Mini Ex you are interested in they will have a SPEC tab under each model. Under that is a chart for each one that will show you what each machine will...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota Mini Ex's

    Sounds like we have a very similar idea on the Mini - figure for what it costs to rent I will make the investment and have it whenever we need or want it!
    Thanks for the info!!!
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    Re: Help with ID of tree

    I think it is the same tree - the top was totally dead, like rotting dead, the bottom was still alive so I am guess it was on its way out. Figured I better cut it because it was within about 6' of...
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    Chipper Re: PTO Shaft spinns

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    The PTO shaft, right near the end. Basically goes through the pto shaft, then through the chipper shaft then back through the other side of the PTO Shaft.
    The photo sort of gives the...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota Mini Ex's

    I guess it is a lot like tractors, a small one can do most of the stuff a bigger one will do but it just takes longer. The problem is when you get into Mini Ex's as the size goes up the price dos...
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    Chipper Re: PTO Shaft spinns

    Sometime they seem to get stressed over time and then just snap. Mostly a very easy and quick fix. I keep a few shear pins in the tool box on the tractor so I don't need to run back to the shop if...
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    Re: Honda Power washer advice please

    This may help you out with the unloader question:
    All About Unloader Valves | ePowerWash
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    Re: WAnt a good laugh?? Click here.....

    Maybe fun to mail the Original Product Registration Card in - that would surprise the guy at the registration desk.
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    Chipper Re: PTO Shaft spinns

    Most likely there will be a shear bolt on the chipper end of the PTO shaft near where it connects. I have a WoodMaxx and I have to start it out at a little over idle then slowly bring it up to speed...
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    Re: Those Craigslist photos

    Certainly does get you to look at the ad....
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    Re: Small engine issue

    You know I am not sure if it has a fuel filter on that one - need to look at that...
    Thanks
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    Re: Help with ID of tree

    LOL! thanks Teg
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    Re: Help with ID of tree

    Thank you gentleman, that helps a lot. I really don't need the wood so if I find someone that wants it that would be great and if not no big deal. Would like it to get used for something useful.
    ...
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    Re: Help with ID of tree

    THANKS!
    Seems something is killing a bunch of our trees, hate having to cut them down but the tops are dying out first then the rest of the tree slowly dies and starts rotting. Got two more big...
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    Re: New Business doing great!

    Great to hear the business is taking off!!!! Seems there is a LOT of people looking to have smaller jobs done and your setup would be perfect!
    Good work and nice truck!
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    Re: Help with ID of tree

    I was thinking Oak so that makes me feel better. It is definitely a hard wood - made the saw work a bit to get through it!
    THANKS!
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    Price Check Re: 2008 bobcat s175 with 12,000 hours

    12000 hrs is a lot of Hrs. Around us you see a lot of machine with MUCH lower hrs for around 8-10K. Maybe keep an eye on Craig's list.
    Good luck
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    Re: Those Craigslist photos

    ok, that is pretty darn funny!
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    Help with ID of tree

    Just had to cut down a tree on the edge of the yard, about 80 feet tall and pretty darn solid (top was dead but the bottom is still good). Was not sure what kind of tree it was and was looking for a...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota Mini Ex's

    I do like the 91 a lot but the price is a little much for me. (roughly another 8-10k) and I sure don't want to break that news to the wife.....
    I plan to use the machine around the house for...
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    Insurance Re: Kubota Buyer Protection Plan

    Just to mention it, you may want to check with your home owners policy and see what they can do. I added an inland marine rider for my machines and it was VERY reasonable, about the Kubota...
  75. Re: Kubota BX22/23/24/25/25D/25D-1 Backhoe: How deep have you dug?

    My BX25D is the same way, at idle it has very little flow, crank it up a bit and it is smooth.
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    Re: Red light, preditor hunt

    Maybe try something like this?
    Disco Ball Spotlight Color Lens
    (Maybe better sites but it was the first I located with what I was thinking of)
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    Re: Small engine issue

    I just wish they would sell the non ethanol fuel more places. Around us you pretty much have to go to the Mariana, wish Sheetz or Speedway would carry it!
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    Comparison Re: Kubota Mini Ex's

    Thanks everyone. Do you feel the KX71 is largest enough to handle a 36" bucket in softer material? I am just a little concerned that it maybe a bit small for building retaining walls, would love...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota Mini Ex's

    Thank you. I have heard that several times before, seems a lot of complaints on the Bobcats. I am pretty set on a Kubota. Mainly because it is so easy to get parts, good selection in the trip...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Thats funny - I was trying to figure out how you got to the head of the list, here they hit ours about every other year.....
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    Comparison Kubota Mini Ex's

    I been looking around at used Mini excavators and noticed that there are a LOT of the Kubota's out there with over 4000 hrs on the meter. I know that is a lot of hrs on a mini but do the Kubota's...
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    Re: problem reporting spam

    That sounds like a great idea!
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    Re: problem reporting spam

    What about doing like some forums where your first two/three posts must me approved by Mods before they are posted for the public to view?
  84. Thread: PTO chippers

    by Code54
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    Re: PTO chippers

    8" diameter - check out there site as they have several models and the prices are listed for each. (they also have manual feed and some scratch and dent stuff if that interests you)

    Best Wood...
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    Re: B7100 HST - how good is this tractor?

    Had one for a few years, used it to mow with and do odd jobs - Work GREAT and always started and ran without any issues or problems. Was good on the hills and was only 2 wheel drive but never had...
  86. Thread: PTO chippers

    by Code54
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    Re: PTO chippers

    Bought a Woodmaxx a about a month ago - LOVE IT. Much better than my old chipper and the hydro drive is the cats meow!
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    Re: JD 1025R vs BX25D

    Thank you- was thinking the exact same thing - it really is not a big deal. Heck my mower deck goes up far enough that a lot of time I can leave my mower on for backhoe work without any issues and...
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    Re: Raven 7100 at Lowes

    Shoot some photos of what all you can do with it!
    Congrats!!!
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    Re: Checking BX25D Hydraulic Fluid Level.....

    Mine was a bit high when I bought it and I have always had it a little high after both times I changed it. Wont hurt a thing, don't worry about it at all.
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    Re: JD 1025R vs BX25D

    I also looked at the Deere and liked it a lot but the BX was a lot better "deal" at the the time and I have been very pleased with it. I like Kubota (have 2) but Deere is just as good but in our...
  91. Re: Need help choosing between these two pressure washers.

    The general rule is you are better to have a longer high pressure outlet hose and a shorter inlet (garden hose) to maximize performance and reduce the chance of cavitation of the pump due to pour...
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    Flail is nice around the house where it is more tame but for my woods cleaning and doing along old farm roads the rotary is the only way to go. Just too many rocks, lots of 1-2" stuff and a stump...
  93. Re: Need help choosing between these two pressure washers.

    NICE machine, a true professional model with great specs!! Should serve you VERY well for farm/home use.

    Just be careful with the "Red" tip, that sucker will clean right down to the bare metal on...
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    Backhoe Re: Side Shift Backhoes

    This may interest you:
    U.S. and European Contractors Take Sides Over Backhoe-loader Designs
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    Backhoe Re: Side Shift Backhoes

    They are hard to find here in the states -think JCB has one out off the top of my head. Unless you need faster transport speed for digging work the Mini X is the way to go for the cost.
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    Re: Those Craigslist photos

    Now thats funny!
  97. Re: Need help choosing between these two pressure washers.

    Hot water is the way to go for grease and oil!! Amazing how hot water helps the cleaning process. Can always add a hot box unit if you want to try it out.
  98. Re: Need help choosing between these two pressure washers.

    Your welcome - if you need anything else just ask!
    By the way 5.0 is good flow so you should be set
  99. Re: Need help choosing between these two pressure washers.

    Also, how big of a problem is pump cavitation? - A big one honestly. That is what kills pumps, some pumps will handle it better then others but is a GOOD idea to check your flow. One place i use...
  100. Re: Need help choosing between these two pressure washers.

    For the money I would go with he Simpson - even though it is not a "CAT pump" there are a lot of other good pumps out and that one has a AAA pump (simpsons own pump)
    Most people seem to like them...
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