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  1. Rotary Cutter Re: Unable to disengage drive line from from gearbox...

    I have had the sheer bolt heads to break off but the bolt not completely sheered. Impossible to get holes lined up so you can drive the rest of the bolt out. There was distorted bolt material still...
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    Re: Pin Won't Budge

    A sharp blow at the right point while jack is exerting maximum force, on opposite end of pin or the housing or such.
  3. Re: Drilling a small hole thru backhoe boom?

    I posted this question on the vendors web site but do it here for benefit of TBN. What is the meaning of single wire and two wire in the descriptions of those clamps Cord gave us the link to at...
  4. Re: Kerdi shower system, a do it yourself project?

    I just did a fairly complicated corner shower stall, curb with 45 degree angles, stub walls to attach shower glass etc, and I am definitely a do it yourselfer not experienced at this sort of thing....
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    Flat Proofing Re: Spare Tire Sealant

    I once had a tubeless tire that had been repaired several times for punctures and the bead was pretty badly torn up from so many tire iron removals. It developed a bead leak so I broke the bead, laid...
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    Re: Got hit by electric fence.

    And of course is was completing the circuit on the tractor, taking the place of the spark plug
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    Re: Got hit by electric fence.

    Have a few of these stories myself so big smile reading these. Had a somewhat unique one though. I grew up on poppin John (model A John Deere 50's model). Spent many an hour with the two row...
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    Re: Tiller for LX4900

    Haven't broken anything. Basically I don't want to be hitting rocks. When I do I don't like what goes on at all. I have no experience with forward tillers but it would definitely tend to climb over...
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    Re: Tiller for LX4900

    I was concerned that my Yanmar would not handle a 7.5 foot tiller, Italian brand that I got in the 65 HP Branson deal. I wanted the LX490 Yanmar to be my trailered tractor because it was smaller...
  10. Re: L3600 GST stuck in 4x4, advice please

    Four wheel drive bound up is a natural situation that arises on all non viscous connected drives. The front axel on 4x4 tractors is geared to a slightly faster ratio so that the front end will pull...
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    Re: New 2016 Yanmar's/SX 3100 Replacement

    What do you think of the YT3? I would like to hear from a user on the new transmission
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    Re: Sneak Peak at New 2016 Yanmar's

    Northern Alabama had a good dealer . Maynard Equipment in Brownsboro AL. The elder Maynard was a Yanmar service and sales through years of gray market and various John Deere and Cub Cadet stuff but...
  13. Re: Another clothing caught in PTO shaft death....

    Any safety info that would indicate how many of those deaths were PTO related. I knew of a couple of cases when I was still on farming with my dad as a teen ager. But flipping over and flipping...
  14. Re: Yanmar ym1610 D transmission problems

    I am not that all familiar with your particular tractor but from many situations over the years with the kind of thing you are talking about, your fastest path to getting a fix is to open up from...
  15. Re: What have you messed up, with your tractor? Including ROPS into garage...

    I unpinned rop and tilted it back and parked in garage to do some work on bucket. Had bush hog on and lowered it for safety with kids around. Backing out of garage I raised mower and ropes bent the...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota VS Yanmar

    Direct injection is not more complicated than indirect injection until you get to the common rail stuff which Tier 4 pretty much forces to happen. The direct injection cummins diesels in dodge truck...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota VS Yanmar

    At the beginning of my article I said the engines you have been discussing, referring to the tier 3 stuff. Indirect was probably always true for Kubota until tier iv, I really do not know. Kubota...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota VS Yanmar

    BTW I believe all tier iv are direct injection. Everyone was moving that way. Yanmar diesels were that way years ago. For the most part who cares. If it runs and puts out the power you want, then...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota VS Yanmar

    The Yanmars you are discussing are direct injection engines where as the Kubotas are not. Indirect is cheaper, and slightly less efficient. Durability would be about equal except for what ever the...
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    Re: Sludge in Rotella T5

    Make sure your engine is operating with a working thermostat. Engine running too cool especially one that makes lots of cold starts with short work time.
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    Re: LX410 4 years and 875hrs later

    Are you saying the fuel has to drain down through a small hole at bottom of tank? As you say, what ever dirt is on bottom will eventually want to go down or over that hole. That must be reason...
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    Re: LX410 4 years and 875hrs later

    I have never had a loader that stayed on the tractor before this one. I have wondered how to be proactive about hose maintenance. Do you get any warning at all. Do they just blow out? What was your...
  23. Re: looking to buy a stihl saw 14-16" 10% off at dealer tomorrow, recommendations?

    Sorry I missed this thread. My wife and I have become chainsaw addicts. Who would have ever thought it especially about her. One day while using my faithful Echo 550 that I have had since late 70s my...
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    Re: LX4100 Neutral switch

    I have covered several situations like this, where there was concern with loss of fluid and usually could put one wheel or the other in a ditch to tilt tractor and that minimized or eliminated any...
  25. Re: Why should I NOT buy a new LX 4500 or LX 4900?

    I have been using my Lx490 for two years, about 355 hard working hours. Haven't needed any parts except the stabilizer links, which were cheap to replace but really just need a stronger substitute....
  26. Re: Some things about new Yanmars that could REALLY be better designed.

    Thanks for posting TnAndy. No trouble with mine yet but I am now ready for trouble��
  27. Re: Some things about new Yanmars that could REALLY be better designed.

    In a pinch I took my second set of broken links to a welding shop, not feeling good about the prospects of getting anything that would hold up, but to my delight he seems to have made a more sturdy...
  28. Re: Favorite rear PTO implements for your SCUT?

    Hay baler, hay rake, post hole digger, post driver, hammer mill (feed grinder), wood chipper, sickle bar mower, bush hog, seeder, electrical generator, water pump, corn picker, hydraulic pump for...
  29. Re: LX4900 won't show Neutral on dash and won't start because of it.

    Take the cowling off around the steering wheel. there is a switch under there somewhere that is activated by the power reverser lever. Go from there. Only take a few minutes to see if it is being...
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    Re: Grappling fun - A Picture Thread....

    Amen to Island Tractor. Once I saw the potential of a grapple on a 4wd tractor I knew it would be a fantastic investment and I struggled for over a year with a decision on what to buy and finally...
  31. Re: Thoughts on Yanmar front loader lift capacities

    What Kathadin said plus the LX lift height is way up there. Some of the tractors get a strong lift weight by having a shorter reach. Would have been a deal breaker for me. I regularly put stuff high...
  32. Re: Old Yanmar versus new chinese tractor

    I have seen several aha mars over the years and everyone of them turned out to be better tractors than I was prepared to allow for. The made much of john deeres under 50 hp for many years and from...
  33. Re: Lotos LT5000D Plasma cutter deal from Amazon

    This entire discussion has been most helpful. I have recently gotten tired of not being able to do some of the repairs and customizations on my equipment and purchased a Hobart Mig Welder. A lot...
  34. Thread: Fuel

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    Re: Fuel

    My 250 gal bulk tank is fitted with a filter in a glass bowl mounted at bottom of tank . The tank is tilted slightly and up high to gravity feed into vehicles. Occasionally drain the bowl if I see...
  35. Re: Some things about new Yanmars that could REALLY be better designed.

    On my third one in under 250 hours. I adjust it so it won't be exposed to bending but when any one else in family hooks up I later find bent. Looking for a solution. But the tractors performance has...
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    Re: New 424

    You are going to have a ball with that rig and you lose nothing by it not being a JD except being a near loner. Yanmars are of better quality than JD wanted to pay for it seems to me.
  37. Re: Best Mod/add on to compact tractor or attachment

    I had almost forgotten why it is called a suicide knob. Remembering all those years on a Fordson Dexta with no power steering brought back the recollection of how it could be suicide for an arm or a...
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    Re: Antifreeze capacity

    What Kathadin said applies but the main purpose of distilled is to make sure you do not upset the electrolyte aspects of the antifreeze. the slightest galvanic action will cause holes in the thin...
  39. Re: Killen man killed when car collides with tractor

    This type report is so frequent, "car collides with tractor" and it just drives me to consternation wanting to know what happened. Most just make no sense. 40 years ago a neighbor in KY was driving...
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    Re: EX3200 on the way!

    Just for other passers by, this past winter in Ky. the Lx490 started easily at zero deg f unassisted other than keeping a battery minder plugged in at all times. Never needed the block heater. It is...
  41. Re: John Deere Model A - 6 volt or 12 volt

    It will fry something (exactly what depending on what type generator you have). Never done it but I heard about it blowing fuse, diode or winding. It is possible that nothing would be hurt but that...
  42. Re: John Deere Model A - 6 volt or 12 volt

    The generator plate should say. Can't juice up a 6 volt system by hooking two 6 in series and have it charge without changing the gen. The starter might tolerate it. My best memory is that it is 12...
  43. Re: Show off your Yanmars! (Picture Thread)

    Thanks. That first picture makes the mighty Yanmar look like David against Goliath.
  44. Re: New Yanmar Shirts, Hats, Jackets, etc now on sale!

    Received my Yanmar cap a couple days ago. It is very well made and wearable, I got the black with red letters and camouflage trim, pretty cool. And $13.50, my goodness, I was expecting a carnival...
  45. Re: Show off your Yanmars! (Picture Thread)

    Maybe after I get the massive piles burned and the place cleaned up. Couldn't tell from the video whether the tractor was working very hard. My Yanmar cap is on the way
  46. Re: New Yanmar Shirts, Hats, Jackets, etc now on sale!

    All I know of around the ky bluegrass area are a few john Deere guys with built by yanmar that hate to admit it. They were of the green is USA variety. But I think the yanmar logo will play well.
  47. Re: New Yanmar Shirts, Hats, Jackets, etc now on sale!

    Thanks😀 gotta have a hat. Do you get any "what's a Yanmar" responses?
  48. Re: Some things about new Yanmars that could REALLY be better designed.

    I too broke one but was happy it was not expensive to replace. I realized they are not designed to be in compression and now I make sure one picks up tension before the other is in compression just...
  49. Re: Need pro's and con's on the LX410 and the LX4100

    I was thinking of posting on that rant. I always release the parking brake by putting foot on brake and depressing it hard enough that the release lever could be released with my little finger. No...
  50. Re: Need pro's and con's on the LX410 and the LX4100

    Once I caught on that the clutch was not actuated with a direct connection to the clutch pedal I found it easier to control fine movement such as when hooking up to implements etc. the clutch is...
  51. Re: Need pro's and con's on the LX410 and the LX4100

    Just remember shuttle shift requires coordination of clutching and shifting whereas power reverser requires no clutching. The tractor undergoes a smooth transition from forward to reverse and back....
  52. Re: Need pro's and con's on the LX410 and the LX4100

    Transmission was a major factor for me. Power revered is very nice. No clutching. With foot feed and power reverser you can do some pretty good acrobatics not with the finesse of hydrostatic but then...
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    Re: New LX410

    You should be pleasantly surprised at how little the step costs, I don't remember exactly but somewhere around $14 dollars. I had to drill a couple of holes to mount mine but well worth the trouble.
  54. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    I was expecting to hear the hydraulics screaming but haven't had that happen. I don't touch it for 3 or 4 minutes then start easing into movement of the cylinders then move off with steering...
  55. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    My truck has a separate water separator filter. That was for the sake of the injectors not necessarily for dealing with frozen stuff from water in the fuel. I will keep an eye on the filter bowl. KY...
  56. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    Just an update on the starting performance. I enjoy the security of the block heater but in the interest of getting to know how the Yanmar turbo starts since it has a lower static compression ratio...
  57. Re: Problem bleeding bosch fuel injector pump

    I have a Dexta (3 cyl perkins) that the pump started leaking and while trying to find a fix, I attached a made up metal container held in place with baling wire and let it catch fuel. Emptied it into...
  58. Re: Problem bleeding bosch fuel injector pump

    Not sure if your system is self bleeding or not but even after filling the pump with the hand pump you may need to crack the injector fitting loose to allow air to escape while you are cranking the...
  59. Re: Trouble connecting and disconnecting remotes

    Also I learned to not un hook with any cylinder tight to the end of its stroke. Plus what others have said.
  60. Buying Advice Re: Branson Clutch

    I recall it appeared to be a straight shot down through there but yea the actuating lever on the other end is underneath and inboard a bit and end is up in a tight space. it would be interesting to...
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    Re: Can I plow with turf tires?

    I was one of those and when I bought my used Branson a couple years ago I was not much interested in that tractor because it was unknown to me. The guy who had it was desperate to sell due to...
  62. Buying Advice Re: Yanmar Ex3200 verse kubota B3350, L3200 or?

    I went through the gambit you are dealing with, drove, thought about, went back etc and finally went with my heart and got the Yanmar. I had been Kubota fan and always planned on it being Kubota some...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Need to Upgrade

    Also don't get confused about quick loader and quick bucket detach. I have not had my loader off even though it is quick and easy. But my bucket comes off all the time, sometimes to improve the ride...
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    Re: "Yeah, we used to sell those".

    There was a John Deere dealer in my home town that was in business at end or WWII at least and my dad bought the 1950 John Deere model A that I grew up on. That dealer was my favorite haunt looking...
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    Re: "Yeah, we used to sell those".

    Same on my Dodge RAM diesels, since 1994 I have owned one and I buy engine parts Cummins, not Dodge. Although Dodge would have you believe that Cummins is not allowed to do this all I have to do is...
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    Re: 10 acres Tiller or Disk Harrow?

    I definitely would not hesitate to till a few more acres under all the ground situations being discussed and for a one time situation I would use my tiller to do the 10 acres with no concern knowing...
  67. Any 30-50 HP Yanmars being sold in this country???

    Love my 2012 Yanmar LX490 and will probably have it for a long time. The comfort and ergonomics and quality are tops. It is the go to tractor on our place even without the cab, but from the traffic...
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    Re: 10 acres Tiller or Disk Harrow?

    I have a 7 footer and it is fantastic on a couple acres (48 HP tractor), just got lucky on an equipment deal years ago on a used tractor. But for 10 acres I would go "no till" or breaking plow and...
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    Re: Well that was pretty dumb!

    It is absolutely amazing how frequently something that looks to be in a perfectly secure place nestled in the open tool pocket/water bottle holder can just be gone. The one on the other side has a...
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    Re: Beet Juice (a.k.a. Rim Guard)

    I seem to remember that you could have 250 gals or some such quantity shipped on a pallat from the factory in aplastic tank of some kind. I went the Rim Guard route but luckily found a dealer with a...
  71. Re: Shower Enclosure - No Supporting "Foundation Material"

    I built a housein1973, lived in it 27 years and now son lives in it so I have had a chance to see how some of my bright ideas worked out. On the tub I had been observing flex in the shower floors...
  72. Re: 72" Piranha Tooth Bar Install and Review!

    I ran into the same thing, the bolt hole came out slightly into the reinforci g bar. I put the bolts through ant tightened pulling the bolt cockeyed and went to work thinking i would grind off flat...
  73. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    Well I finally made it to KY for a few days and as mentioned earlier in this thread I could not get the plug out of the block to install the block heater last time I was up there. Some of you clued...
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    Re: Beet Juice (a.k.a. Rim Guard)

    Beet juice weighs more. Multiply the weight of water or antifreeze by 1.3 to get the weight of same volume of beet juice. Antifreeze is actually a bit lighter than water but not significantly so....
  75. Re: Branson 6640C Tractor No forward or reverse

    I was raised on tobacco/dairy farm. Farmall A was the perfect tractor for tobacco but would not handle all the haying and breaking plow work on the scale we operated. We needed a larger tractor and...
  76. Re: Branson 6640C Tractor No forward or reverse

    The 6530C not as robust as yours but it is built like a tank as they say and smooth as butter but the clutch cable and the forward and reverse controls are a bit chincy, works OK and easy enough to...
  77. Re: AfterMarket Accessories for Tractors

    Perhaps it is somehow linked to the idea that tractors were necessities for the business of running the business and nothing more. We budgeted for one, justifying it on the basis of it is needed for...
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    Re: Work Shoes?

    Lots of interesting ideas, and I had fun show shopping. Considered various ones mentioned here but there was a red wing store close at hand so after a frustrating evening at sears looking at some...
  79. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    :):thumbsup:
  80. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    Not yet. My last trip to Ky was just about over when I received the heater. I posted about how much paint would I have to burn but had to leave before I could round up a stronger impact tool and...
  81. Re: I should have got a tractor years ago

    Amen to that. I replaced the old two wheel drive with no loader a year ago with the signature tractors and a bush hog and grapple and post hole digger and scraper etc and began clearing about 18...
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    Work Shoes?

    On another thread "I should have got a tractor years ago" one poster mentioned in addition to many other benefits mentioned that your bones and joints would thank you in years to come. I have to say...
  83. Re: Gannon earthcavator or regular box blade.??

    I hear ya. But not really hoping for a bust like that one. My basic decision now is do I buy the 3500 dollar unit, really get some work done over the next two or three years and then sell it or the...
  84. Re: Gannon earthcavator or regular box blade.??

    Thanks for your remarks. Confirms that I am getting the basic idea just from looking at the box blades. But I had not known about the hydraulic rippers so again thanks to all you others for sharing...
  85. Re: Gannon earthcavator or regular box blade.??

    The hydraulic rippers look great. If I am understanding, it is an improvement on the rollover idea in that you can rip at will with the blade still scraping. Not having ever been around this whole...
  86. Gannon earthcavator or regular box blade.??

    I want to catch the attention of you guys who are familiar with Gannon box blade. I have been around tractors all my life but never seen a box blade being used and did not know what they were for....
  87. Gannon earthcavator or regular box blade.??

    Duplicated
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    Re: 2003 Ram 3500 brake issues!!

    I would be more suspicious of the master cylinder. The only way the pedal can go to the floor with no feel is for air to be in the lines, fluid leaking out somewhere (will observe falling fluid level...
  89. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    Didn't get to make my second try, due to side track activities, Halloween hayride, bon fire etc, but wondered how much paint you burned off the engine block. Just how much heat did you get on it and...
  90. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    Received a heater like the one in the pic above in fact that may be the one:-) The plug in the engine block is really tight.I am sure my breaker is going to pop if I get on it any harder. I am going...
  91. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    That's what I use in my truck. Going to do the release the pressure, replace the cap and go for it, -- thing.
  92. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    Looks like I am going to lose a bunch of antifreeze when I screw out the plug. In other words the radiator drain won't drain the block. Is there a block drain point that would make it a bit more...
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    Re: Locust Trees are Nasty

    SIGH ! I still go through a strong sense of pleasure everytime I go to the barn to get the tractor out and don't see a flat tire. On the farm I grew up on we has several wagons, trucks and tractors...
  94. Re: What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    If it starts at -5 then I am in good shape. I will not be starting it many times under those conditions, and so I will just take it nice and slow on the warm up. That thermostart thing sounds...
  95. Re: What rpm do you use to drive the tractor

    By some process I found my self tweeking the gears and maintaining 2000rpm on the Branson. Much below that and the throttle response was not as precise, seemed the governor was not responding with...
  96. What is the cold starting like on the Yanmars with direct injection

    My Lx490 tractor is in Kentucky and I have no winter experience with it yet. It rarely goes much below zero but plenty of days in the teens. My tractor has no block heater of any kind but my 2003...
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    Re: Locust Trees are Nasty

    I can vouch for the use of BlackLocust for posts and firewood. Built several fences with my dad as a teenager and have witnessed the coming and going of other fence posts while most of the locust...
  98. Re: LS FEL lift capacities seem higher than most.

    I wonder if that has anything to do with the lift height being lower. I was ready to purchase the r4046 when one of the members here pointed out the lift height question. Sure enough it is almost a...
  99. Re: Attaching 16' shed rafters to old tobacco barn.

    thanks for the BoltDepot link. Will save quite a bit on what I pay at Lowes for Tap-cons, etc, but I could not find anything resembling the Timber-lock timber screws mentioned by s219. I know they...
  100. Re: Attaching 16' shed rafters to old tobacco barn.

    Thanks for the tip on screws and bolts. I discovered recently that they sell their bolts by the pound.Just toss what you want t in your basket. They weigh it nuts bolts washers large and small in one...
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