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    Re: Sugar Cane Aphids

    Well I guess Johnsongrass is close enough to a sorghum to be included. Yesterday I was cutting a pasture of mixed grasses that had a few small bunches. Every one had the same symptoms.

    Mark
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    Re: Ok J_J You Won This One

    Thanks. Agree on the last sentence.

    Mark
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    Re: Ok J_J You Won This One

    I guess that's what separates us seniors from young "edge dwellers". I have been lucky my entire life. I have been in situations where I could have come out in a really bad way but didn't. My boys...
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    Re: Ok J_J You Won This One

    Thanks, I picked up a dozen rt angles and straight swivels yesterday while in town. Going to backfit everything.

    Mark
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    Re: tractor stops running

    Or might be vapor lock. We have been running upper 90's into 100 degree weather here lately. Next time it does it, get out the water hose and squirt it on the carb and fuel line, pump, filter, and...
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    Re: 3 or 4 cylinder diesel engine

    Thanks for the info. Makes sense. The Cummins is rated at 57 PTO and that plus the rpm difference makes the numbers match. Speaks well for the old Ford technology which I thought was pretty bullet...
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    Ok J_J You Won This One

    For those not up to date, several months ago I posted on a log splitter power unit I made out of an otherwise useless conventional riding lawn mower. I posted a pic and J_J commented on it in both...
  8. Re: 10' Kodiak? rotary cutter (Bush Hog) gear oil leak

    +1 on the vented fill screw. It keeps the box from building up pressure when it gets hot, forcing oil out the shaft seal. Auto parts store should have them.

    Change the lube. I used Lubriplate...
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    Re: 3 or 4 cylinder diesel engine

    That's a 4 cyl as stated, pre-65 like my '63 2000D. My '65 3000D is 3 cyl. Both are smooth operating and really have no preference. However when I bought my Branson I did want the 4 cylinders. ...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Cat 1 to Cat2

    I don't think I have any two implement with the spacing the same. Course a lot of them are 50+ years old and from who knows where and whom.

    Mark
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    Re: 2014 Hay Season

    Around here "black is boss". My daddy graduated from TAMU in 1929. Did his stint in WWII as a Captain and in '45, upon getting released, built his own Barbecue Steak House. Specialty was Kansas...
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    Re: R4 Carlile tires

    I run the brand on some things. Never had a brand related problem. Course 2 vs 4 ply can make a difference.

    Mark
  13. Re: Having problems with traction on your lawn tractor?

    Just like my short coming. Sometimes you just have to think "out of the box". Grin

    Mark
  14. Mowing Re: Brush mower seems to stall out in heavy vegetation

    I was going to suggest that but didn't. Figured the guy couldn't afford such "beins" he was running what he was running. But I totally agree with you.

    Mark
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    Re: dual stage clutch

    I understand that.
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    Re: 2014 Hay Season

    I don't know where they are today, but in February I got $2400 for a 3 year old 7/8 Angus Brahman cross grade bull in Durant, OK. WAS impressed.

    Mark
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    Re: 2014 Hay Season

    Heads up. I got the crop cut I showed in the pictures I took (posted herein) on June 26. Second cutting was up to about 2'. About 2 wks ago I go out to check it and it was fine. About 3 days...
  18. Re: Having problems with traction on your lawn tractor?

    Go the DR site and go to the pull behind mower section and pull up the pictures. Take a look at the tires they have mounted on that 44" self propelled mower. That is exactly the tire I have on my...
  19. Mowing Re: Brush mower seems to stall out in heavy vegetation

    Well I googled the equipment you mentioned and wound up on the DR site. Somewhat limited information there but I assume this is the pull behind an ATV or lawn tractor self contained mower. That...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Cat 1 to Cat2

    I have Cat 2 lift arms on my 3000 thanks to the PO. They are longer and the coupler is wider. However they easily fit my Cat 1 implements and if I don't want any slop I use the bushings mentioned...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Tractor pto for 7 foot cutter

    On driving force required for different sizes it's area and "moment of inertia" as stated.

    The moment arm on a 7' is 3 1/2' so a pound of resistance out at the tip is 3 1/2# of resistance to the...
  22. Re: Kioti 50 hour and Chevron 400 oil samples

    For a data point on performance left after 50 hrs, my Cummins is rated at 300 hrs. On dino and syn oils, the syn holds up to higher temps without breaking down....breakdown being part of the black...
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    Re: dual stage clutch

    I had a MF 35 I got rid of for the same reason. My current tractors are no problem.

    On your knee, before you do a replacement look into injections. I injured my left knee getting into and out of...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Tractor pto for 7 foot cutter

    I easily run a 6' with my Ford 3000, about 36 PTO hp. My terrain is varied and I found out that you can have too big a cutter unless you are on pretty level terrain. Neighbor had a 7' years ago and...
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    Re: Sugar Cane Aphids

    The farm tabloid article said that they were lethal for Milo. Said the sticky goo they secrete really "gummed" up the works in the combines. Mines plowed under and in the soil for humus when the...
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    Sugar Cane Aphids

    Well I got my first cutting which was 2 1/2 tons per acre (was elated) and even though there was a lot of product to get processed, it made the crop for the year; no second or third cutting needed. ...
  27. Re: If it weren't for TBN, which implements would you NOT have bought?

    None for me either. But what I have done over the years is buy am implement thinking it will do what I needed done and it didn't only to have to buy another and another and another. The problem...
  28. Re: Tips to modify / solder a brass radiator

    I agree with Gary on material. I brazed steel and brass with a brass rod but don't remember ever trying to solder carbon steel.

    Hygiene is paramount so you need to get the wire brush/sandpaper on...
  29. Comparison Re: SCAG, SNAPPER, HUSTLER-Trying to decide on 3 mowers w different criteria(help!!)

    I have a Hustler 44 Fastrak with a Honda 18 I bought back in '05. I have a 2+ acre yard and associated area that it mows. Have had zero problems with it. I changed the plugs last year. Use 10-30...
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    Re: First ever cut

    You are there and I am here so here is some idle speculation. Something to think about.

    One year I tried to beat the rain and baled squares well into the night as you said you did. There was dew...
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    Re: tractor width vs mower width

    A big 10-4 good buddy on that. More like 50 PTO HP for that. The area of the cut is 1/2 the diameter of the blades squared x pi (22/7). Since the radius goes up as the second order, it goes up...
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    Rake Re: side delivery rake

    How about a drift/roll pin through the wheel axle part of the coupling? Something has to hold the yoke onto the axle shaft. Doesn't help you but on later models there is a spring loaded coupling...
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    Re: JD 350 sickle bar issue

    Great!
  34. Thread: Armyworms

    by Texasmark
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    Re: Armyworms

    Up here in N. TX. no worms. Been over 10 years since any. But the last few years the bag worms have been bad on the cedar trees that protect my house and yard and hoppers are really thick. ...
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    Re: Small tank for farm diesel installation

    In one of my old Ford tractor service manuals is a section on the "mysterious disappearance of fuel in an above ground tank". Evaporation was the culprit and the fuel was probably gas. It too...
  36. Having problems with traction on your lawn tractor?

    I thought bar lugs would work for mowing my pool bank but not that well. So my latest caper was ATV lugs; independent lugs in an H pattern of about 2" square, randomly spaced around the tire. Got...
  37. Re: Bending Thick Metal - What Oxy-Acetylene Tip?

    I used Propane here for many years since I had a Propane tractor and nurse tank with a liquid line. Only problem is getting the cut to start as compared to Acetylene even with Propane tips. But...
  38. Re: Black pipe or galvanized for shop air lines?

    I used copper to plumb my shop in 1981. Easy to work, not all that cheap in today's market but was cheap then and PVC was somewhat new to the market around here and 160 psig was the rating; was not...
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    Re: Aerator shopping for horse pastures

    I use a hay king pasture renovator, 4 coulters and shanks for my 57 PTO tractor. Handles it with ease. I make 2 passes staggered then come back with a toothed harrow. Very little surface...
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    Price Check Re: Ford 3000 price check please

    Fords in that era are very fuel efficient. However I would opt for a diesel personally, but only 6 acres not that big of a deal. Being up north you may prefer the gas for ease of starting in the...
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    Re: JD 350 sickle bar issue

    The wobble box, if like the WB in their MOCO's and probably is as you have to move the sickle in both implements, has to be without slack and the torque on the bolt that secures the pin that connects...
  42. Re: FORD 4400 TLB WITH 201 3CYL DIESEL - PISTON REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE

    It's been 10 years and I am a little fuzzy. In doing my inframe, I pulled off a couple of mains that I could reach without removing anything but the pan. I realize that if you have to do a low end...
  43. Re: Very basic welding related question from a newbie. Gloves?

    I have used the "cheap" gloves from HF for 30 years. Get a 3 pack for $10 and they are every bit as good as any out there.

    Mark
  44. Re: What inexpensive welder should I look for to run off a "dirty" generator?

    Miller AC-DC 130 I think is the number I have. 200 amp, runs off 230V and all transformer, no electronics other than rectifiers used on the DC function only. They are very tolerant as they use...
  45. Re: Bending Thick Metal - What Oxy-Acetylene Tip?

    And turn up the pressure and adjust controls to get a nice long blue inner cone. Put the end of the tip of the cone right at the steel.

    Mark
  46. Re: How do you loosen First Choice GM 84 finish mower blade bar

    +1 on the impact tool.....priceless. Red Locktite (usually) requires heat to break the seal. Hopefully you can break the nut before you fry the bearing above the blade. Next time use Blue and you...
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    Re: Zero turn and hills

    I tried bar lug tires on 2 ZTS. What I have now are ATV studded tires on the rear of my new invention and they work much much better. They were a bear for me to install alone as they are narrower...
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    Re: First ever cut

    I used to use a MOCO like yours but was green. I usually planted a Sorghum-Sudan cross which was a tall plant and stemmy. Made for a tall windrow. Crossing with the MOCO in the mow position just...
  49. Thread: Top link

    by Texasmark
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    Re: Top link

    Yes on the fixed bar. Also the fixed bar will help to prevent injury to you if you go over backwards. The chain will collapse and allow the tractor to roll on over backwards. A solid rod of...
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    Re: shifting from reverse to first

    It's been awhile, but Fergie has the PTO in a different spot from the Ford and as a result hard shifting can result. I have manuals on my MF 35 but none on the TO20. I just remember that something...
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    Re: shifting from reverse to first

    I had a 1964 464 45 hp once and the PTO was Independent. An independent PTO is independent of the engine tranny interface hence it gets it's name and has no effect on shifting. That's what's nice...
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    Re: shifting from reverse to first

    My experience with early Fergies, I had a TO20 and a MF 35, is the TO is like it's Ford cousin the N series. Both brands had tranny driven PTOs back then and you needed an overrun clutch on the PTO...
  53. Re: Interesting tidbit from the Briggs & Stratton Engine www

    Thanks for the replies Z71 and Copperhead.
  54. Re: FORD 4400 TLB WITH 201 3CYL DIESEL - PISTON REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE

    I did an inframe on my 3000D 10 years ago. Usually the lower end on a diesel is what's worn out first. If let go long enough then the top goes too. My Ford had a different problem. The PO's...
  55. Re: 2 way clutch. Does it need overrunning clutch for use with Bush Hog?

    Only way you need one is if the tractor has a "transmission" driven PTO like my 4 speed 2000D. The Live PTO is a separate powered shaft which you can connect/disconnect with the second clutch plate...
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    Re: 300 hour Service

    This is just a tidbit back on subject of the service interval and adding what you do about it.

    In the repairs section I just commented on a new BS engine I put into a riding lawn mower...
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    Re: John Deere Kawasaki 14hp Engine Failures

    Well I got the BS Monday; UPS was on time. Went to town yesterday to get some necessary nuts and bolts once I had the engine to see what I needed, came home after lunch and got her going.
    ...
  58. Re: Interesting tidbit from the Briggs & Stratton Engine www

    Thanks Z.

    I'm not familiar with the column titles in parenthesis. Can you tell me whose is what or direct me where I could find out? Interesting in the differences and one wonders if it's vendor...
  59. Re: Interesting tidbit from the Briggs & Stratton Engine www

    Thanks Z.

    I'm not familiar with the column titles in parenthesis. Can you tell me whose is what or direct me where I could find out? Interesting in the differences and one wonders if it's vendor...
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    Re: Under fence mower pictures,

    Very nice and every time you use it you say to yourself, I built that just for me the way I wanted it to work. Pride in your accomplishment.

    Mark
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    Re: suspension seat

    Sir, could you give us some purchasing info. on the air seat coversion you mentioned? I have an air seat in my Branson and it is fabulous.....air compressor and all is part of the seat support on...
  62. Thread: winter oils

    by Texasmark
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    Re: winter oils

    Me too and T6 is full synthetic. It's a heavy duty oil with the latest Compression star ratings and is good year around. WW sells if for a great price along with their dino (paraffin base stocks)...
  63. Re: Cracked bearing carrier on main input shaft

    Based upon what I see and the analysis I have attempted, I wouldn't have a problem signing off on fixing what they have there. Like I said, who knows how long it has been cracked? Who knows how...
  64. Re: Cracked bearing carrier on main input shaft

    I can't locate the crack in the second photo. Is it in the same place? I'm guessing it would be as that appears to be where the material is the thinnest even though they put a bulge in the casting...
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    Re: tire leaking, no valve? confused.....

    Calcium Chloride, Ca Cl_2 is a white chrystalline salt, used for de-icing roadways, as a drying agent, and back when, as an anti icing agent in tires. Today the tire dealers use anti freeze and it's...
  66. Buying Advice Re: What tractor to buy for general utility work -

    On clutches:

    1. I have a 1963 Ford 4 cyl 2000 4 sp, tranny drive PTO with 3600+ original hours, all in original condition but the generator, tires, and recently replaced fan belt and water pump. ...
  67. Interesting tidbit from the Briggs & Stratton Engine www

    My BS replacement engine is coming in today and with nothing to do I thought I'd browse their www. One question I had was break in for new engines and wanted to see how it compared to older BI...
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    Re: Mobilfluid 424 cross reference question

    I was reading another thread on here talking about the "picky" Kubota UTD oil spec. I also went to the Mobil site and looked up their 424 and saw that it too met the UTD Kubota spec.

    I then went...
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    Re: Depth of 26' light pole and how to dig it?

    I put in a pole of about that height for my night light. I used my 12" standard auger and let it go as far as it would. Used my FEL to get the pole in the hole; worked great. Then filled hole with...
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    Re: 300 hour Service

    Shell Rotella T full syn is 5w-40. It's my choice.

    Mark
  71. Re: What is this on the dash? (IH 300 Utility 1956)

    Actually we are all wrong. I just remembered it's a cigar lighter and that's why it is the diameter it is. Somebody said that years ago. Forget the origin but it made sense. But since most folks...
  72. Thread: Over Heating

    by Texasmark
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    Re: Over Heating

    Bubbles in the radiator with the engine running will be a sign also.
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    Re: Massey Ferguson 21 disc purchase

    I have bought blades, axles, bearings and associated parts for various sizes of harrows, numerous times over the years from ASC and had super service and parts. I usually buy the cheapest and mine...
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    Re: John Deere Kawasaki 14hp Engine Failures

    I went to the Yesterday's Tractor forum that Ruffdog identified and read through it. Very interesting reading.

    I am currently replacing a 20 HP Kohler Courage single cylinder on my Husqvarna 26"...
  75. Re: What is corn head grease and what can I use it for ?

    Back when I had old mowers, I used to use Lubriplate 105 which is an engine rebuilding initial lube available at most auto parts stores. May carry a NLGI 0 rating. It's half way between 140 and...
  76. Re: What is this on the dash? (IH 300 Utility 1956)

    All you guys saying it's a cigarette lighter module less the knob are correct. How do I know? back when I smoked I took one off (it's handle) and replaced it when it quit working.

    Mark
  77. Mowing Re: Newbie question about bushhog and finishing mower

    There is a certain work function involved in what you are doing with associated losses. To remove these losses from the tractor you need a certain amount of air across the radiator coils. Running...
  78. Re: John Deere 5 cylinder engines...rumored problems.

    I don't know doodle-squat about the engine you reference. My PO is sources of negative information on a certain subject. How do you differentiate between actual problems, problems that were owner...
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    Re: Wood splitter motor

    I went to Northern Tool for the 16 gpm pump, adapter bracket to a V belt pulley, and the Lovejoy connectors. I had a 15 hp lawnmower with a shot deck and since my Fords were low on gpm and slow, I...
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    Re: Cat 2 subsoiler?

    That's the way the phone co. lays line around here but for digger power they use a D4 or so Cat. Seems like the way to do it.

    Thanks,
    Mark
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    Re: Rotary cutter / "position control"

    This is for a non-shear device application like is on my tedder and on my Cosmo spreader. Both ends are the same so the only question is do you leave it outside in the weather? If so rotate the...
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    Re: Rotary cutter / "position control"

    Ax8-1210 W/ Fd4 Slip Clutch 8212831 Pto Shaft By Eurocardan
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    Re: Cat 2 subsoiler?

    This is unrelated somewhat butttttt. I saw your picture and not living in the North and understanding having to bury water lines below the frost level and all, I had 2 questions which you answered....
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    Re: Branson tractor 2400 front end loader

    On my Branson I have to shut off the engine and run the remote controls through a cycle to get easy engagement. Agree on pressure on one or both sides will inhibit connection.

    Mark
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    Re: shifting from reverse to first

    Or what kind of PTO setup do you have and what is connected to the tractor when you experience this problem? The 1/4 travel remaining in the clutch linkage when the engine disconnects sounds fine to...
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    Re: I'm Done With Branson

    Ive had a couple of contacts with that dealer and agree with you. Back when I first bought my 6530 in '07 I had a problem with the AC idler wheel. The area rep happened to be up there that day who...
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    Re: 2nd cutting in the books!

    Nice picture. With about 70 bales per year at 1800# per (guesstimate) on 16 acres, that's right at 4 tons per acre. Nice haul.

    Mark
  88. Re: Branson 3820I 3p won't hold after engine is turned off

    Let's take the simplistic approach and see if that works. Tractor is 11 years old. PO said he didn't use the 3 pt much. 500 hrs to me isn't long enough to wear out seals on the 3pt hyd ram. Maybe...
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    Re: Rotary cutter / "position control"

    Some shafts have an overrun clutch built into one end on such a configuration as you mention. The over run clutch is dual purpose in that on overload, it slips so there is your protection. You can...
  90. Thread: SAE 30

    by Texasmark
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    Re: SAE 30

    15w-40 is what I use in my older tractors. It's HD-HD oil and is for C and S applications. WW has a house brand.

    Mark
  91. Thread: Auto helment

    by Texasmark
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    Auto helment

    Had one but didn't catch my low power MIG work. Bought the Wel-Bilt from Northern Tool, on sale for $40. Used it for the first time yesterday and worked perfect. They advertise switching speeds of...
  92. Thread: Hay regrowth

    by Texasmark
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    Re: Hay regrowth

    Need to leave stubble for regrowth which comes initially from the sugars stored in the stalk you leave. Amount depends on the crop. Pearl Millet is recommended to have 8". On fine grasses 3-4 is...
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    Re: 3 point or pull type rotary cutter

    Having had both over the years, 3 pt, hands down. Won't regret it and I think they are a little cheaper too.

    Mark
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    Re: Rotary cutter / "position control"

    Position control is used for all conditions other than plowing like would be done with a moldboard.

    Draft control causes the implement to lift slightly upon encountering obstacles like rocks or...
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    Re: all in one attachment? is it possible?

    Just remember that if you are going with a 3 pt, don't forget about ft-lbs. Farther it is from the lifting arms hookup sockets, the more the weight affects tractor handling, aka front tires off the...
  96. Re: Will a Canopy Provide Much Protection for the Tractor Itself?

    You have to have closure on all sides and the top. Without full closure or sloppy full closure (better than nothing) wind driven weather will get in. Just having a car port will help to keep the...
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    Re: Moving gravel near streams and rivers

    Down here the local concrete magnet takes thousands of tons of rock and sand out of the Red River (separates TX from our OKIE neighbors to the North...grin) for use between Dallas and Oklahoma...
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    Re: Cub Cadet LT1045 w.Kohler Courage Engine

    Sea Foam is Alcohol, Mineral Oil, and Naptha....It's all on the MSDS data sheet. The Alcohol consolidates the water in the system, the Mineral Oil lubricates upper cylinders and in the case of 2...
  99. Thread: Plow vs Disc

    by Texasmark
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    Re: Plow vs Disc

    Perfect. I bookmarked the pages so next time someone asks I too can show the specs. On the harrow, mine is a different brand but is of the same design. It originally had a pipe at both ends...
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    Re: tsc vs jd 303

    I don't know but it's rated for J20C and if my memory serves me that supersedes 303.

    Mark
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