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  1. Re: What's your technique for removing trees/brush with your grapple? Here's mine...

    That is an amazing machine. If I could afford something in addition to my tractor, I would have to have one myself.
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    Re: Diesel prices in your area?

    We need someone to post the current California price, so that we can all feel we are getting a great deal.
  3. Re: Excesive black smoke and engine not turning off when hot?

    Black smoke is too much fuel to air mixture. And I don't care how much carbon build up there is, it won't run unless it is still getting fuel.
    It is a pump issue. At least that is where I would...
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    Re: Finally my own CUT - a short story

    Glad to hear it. The worst time I have ever had with a tractor was the wait for it to be delivered.
    Remember please. We want/need pictures.
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    Re: Finally my own CUT - a short story

    Well, your IPad certainly didn't get built by a union shop.
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    Re: Rules for Bush Hogging (learned the hard way)

    Never forget, that an unopened bottle of beer that has been cycled through the brush hog is no longer fit for consumption.
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    Re: LS XR4040 HARD START WHEN HOT

    It does sound like a restriction in the fuel system. If a filter change doesn't cure it I would blow back through the fuel line to the tank with compressed air to see if something is clogging the...
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    Re: Finally my own CUT - a short story

    The waiting must be getting hard for you right now. I had to wait just 2 weeks for my tractor and that felt like eternity.
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    Re: Alien Invasion - I want my pond back !

    Hmmm. I guess the poop in the pipe was not your invader.
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    Re: Can a hose be patched?

    I just went to the Mahindra dealer and had them make me up replacement hoses. I buy 2 each time I need one so that I am not again broken down and leaking oil where it is least convenient....
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    Flail Mower Re: Let's talk flail mowers

    I found a never used but previously owned Best flail and decided that I could try it for the money being asked.
    Well, it wasn't a bargain even at a bargain price. The manufacturer left a circlip off...
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    Re: Steiner 430 Max Restore

    That looks like a nice project. It will be fun going along for the ride with you as you progress.
    What kind of attachments do you have or can you use with it once it is finished?
  13. Thread: 4110 Final Drive

    by aginn
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    Re: 4110 Final Drive

    The loader was a nice find.
    I will be watching this repair and wishing you well. But it looks to me like you have this under control.
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    Rotary Cutter Re: ID'ing an old rotary mower

    Slide the driveshaft apart and get some grease in the slip joint. Those things can get awful tight if there is any corrosion in the slip. And judging by those photos it is going to be tight.
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    Re: Case 580c shuttle issues?

    I am a little late to offer suggestions. I'd have to look at my books to see where in the tranny all the ball bearings are.
    So I guess right now I will ask you. Did you get it fixed? And if so, what...
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    Re: 04 kioti ck20hst motor will not rotate

    If an injector failed it could be hydrolocked. Any excess fuel out the exhaust pipe? It would be very obvious if this is what happened.
    I have a Case 580 that just did this.
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    Re: Oil pressure gauge displays 65PSI

    What is the weight of the oil? And what is the air temperature there? If you have oil that is suitable for 80 degree weather it certainly will be high at freezing temps. A good multi-grade oil should...
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    Re: How should I fix this??

    My wife would hand me the duct tape and expect me to be happy with it.

    Just make sure the mating surfaces are very clean and allow the correct drying time after you coat the surfaces with the...
  19. Re: Kubota B75000HSD Fuel Line Problem - and it's not the Fuel Filter

    I'd check the fuel cap vent before I got real carried away. The symptoms of the vents in the cap being plugged are about the same as a plugged fuel filter. Simple check.
    They can be cleaned with...
  20. Thread: Thank you

    by aginn
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    Re: Thank you

    My thoughts exactly.
    You get your congrats after we see it.:stirthepot:
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    Re: 4120 engine surging and then stalling

    Sounds like water in the fuel filter to me. I'd replace the filter before you get too carried away.
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    Re: BX 24 Flail Mower

    When I use my 48" flail on tall grass it will bog it down unless I really slow her down. Invariably, the cutters will be dull. Too many cutters to sharpen very often.
  23. Re: B7800 200hrs like new puff of blue smoke ,no power

    Every year I have to drain and start over with new fuel on everything I own that sits any length of time. I have had too many bad experiences with poor quality fuel to even both saving last years...
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    Re: Old tractor died......

    Congrats.
    The photo made it real!:thumbsup:
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    Re: First Snake of the year

    You would be wise to watch out a bit for the brown recluse.
    Contrary to popular belief, they are here and becoming more common each year.

    My brother-in-law's brother died due to complications...
  26. Thread: Brakes again?

    by aginn
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    Re: Brakes again?

    This is one sad tale.
    Hard to believe that LS would say that. If for no other reason , the liability factor alone.
    The FEL loaded, would probably put it beyond the brakes capability with the...
  27. Re: First Time Buyer - Kubota B2320 or B2301 or B26xx or small L

    If you only mow an acre, how much time could that take?
  28. Re: How to tackle this new project. Clearing land. Any opinions???

    Beautiful job. What an accomplishment you must feel.
  29. Backhoe Re: Looking for the pin that goes through the bucket on a Kubota BH77 backhoe

    I wish you had your location shown on your bio. Just curious where there is a dealer that is THAT clueless.
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    Re: Whats wrong with tier 4

    Re: Whats wrong with tier 4

    Added complexity (things to go wrong). And cost.
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    Re: Let's see your Kubota

    Nice of her Beaux. My wife is just paying for mine.
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    Re: I have that NEW tractor smell

    Congratulations. You are going to love her.
    I hope she gives you as trouble free use as most all of ours have.
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    Buying Advice Re: First Tractor - Which way to go?

    If it were me with the tasks you have described, I'd want a low hour 30-40 HP 4 wheel drive with FEL. That would give you a really useable tractor year round for the least money.

    If you keep...
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    Re: Someone congradulate me

    Congrats. Isn't it nice to get on and off now without getting hung up with the occasional face-plant?
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    Re: Best Mod/add on to compact tractor or attachment

    One of the simplest things I have done to make my tractor useable is a simple suicide knob. It gives me a free hand while maintaining better control. Turning is otherwise awkward while raising and...
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    Buying Advice Re: Extra weight or Backhoe?

    I would be tempted to see if those trees could be pushed over. Before they are cut down you have a heck of a lot of leverage on them. It would save you a ton of digging the stumps if they can be...
  37. Re: Was going to buy a used 4wd, but think a new 4025 2wd may be the way to go.

    I think he made the correct decision. I hope he shares a pic or two of it and he has that happy expression on his face during the photo shoot.
    Congrats and best wishes for you and the new used...
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    Re: Having tradtor hauled.

    I like the idea of a sunny day and a cup of coffee. Showing off my tractor as I take a jaunt to the dealership riding on the "beast".
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    Re: Buying for Work around the Shop and Home

    I used to drive a lowboy that had a 13 speed and a 4 speed brownie. It could crawl slower than you could walk or do 100. That said, I have had my fill of changing gears. HST is easier/more enjoyable...
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    Re: New XR4046 HC on the way!

    Congrats. Looks like a nice piece of equipment.
    On a side note. I wish my Kubota dealer was like your LS dealer. He is a rare find.
  41. Re: foamy hydraulic fluid in powersteering pump reservior

    Glad you found it. Sounds like a low cost fix at least.
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    Buying Advice Re: Tier 4 filter costs

    So they are telling you they don't know the parts cost? I'd sure tell them if they intend to sell the tractors, they better have that answer on hand.
    Sounds like they are hiding the answer. It has...
  43. Re: foamy hydraulic fluid in powersteering pump reservior

    Since your fluid was low, I agree with J_J. Cycle lock to lock a few times and go about your business. Wait a bit after you shut down and check it again. It should gradually go away.
    Water in the...
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    Re: I am sick or is it am I sick

    It's very warm here too. It has hardly had any freeze this winter. We have mud instead of frozen ground now. And soon because of the lack of a hard freeze we will have every kind of insect pest in...
  45. Thread: Branson or LS

    by aginn
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    Buying Advice Re: Branson or LS

    rgr33 I think the same thing you do. The weak dealer network scared me away from what looked and felt to be a very good tractor. If Branson wants to stay in the USA they better hire someone who knows...
  46. Thread: Massey 1635

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    Price Check Re: Massey 1635

    Explain please, why do you not like your wheels loaded? What do you find negative about loaded wheels?
    My tractor rides better with them filled to 75% and I have only had to deal with the solution...
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    Re: new 3616 on the way

    Congrats on finding a tier 3 to love and enjoy. That looks like a very nice tractor. One which I considered for myself.
    I have been reading about the tier 4 and just the apprehension about their...
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    Re: Regeneration Mode

    I was going to trade in for a higher powered tractor this summer. From what I am hearing here, I think I'll wait another year and see how all this pans out.
  49. Re: January, 2015 Member of the Month: Brandi Williams

    Congrats Brandi. Glad you got the recognition.
    I really enjoyed reading all the posts that verify all the other people on here think as well of you as I do.
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    Tractor Sizing Re: New to Branson Tractors

    Nice tractor.
    I hope you have many years of pleasure from it's trouble free use.
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    Loader Re: Max 28XL, Wimpy bucket beefed.

    It all looks good except I don't understand what the angle iron at the lower rear of the bucket is turn upside down for. Not knowing how you use that bucket makes me wonder how that makes it more...
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    Re: Well rear axle broke on 09 4720...

    I believe he already knows that. A whipping besides the cost of this repair probably isn't needed at this point.
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    Re: DK40SE HST and Attachments are here

    Nice looking grapple and tractor.
    I wish I had even known that there was such a thing as quick change when I bought my Kubota. I didn't do my research and the dealer didn't make me aware of it....
  54. Thread: R4047 going home

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    Re: R4047 going home

    Congrats. That looks like a nice tractor.
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    Re: The reality of aluminum body panels.

    I wonder if ford will place any zinc blocks on the aluminum truck like they do on aluminum boats? The aluminum will corrode as well. It should be much more resistant to the salt than steel though....
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    Re: Kubota Tractor B2150

    It's doubtful that your air cleaner could do that.
    Is there a water filter on there as well? Sounds like wet fuel to me. If you are certain that you don't have water in any filters I'd blow back...
  57. Re: Advice needed: Mostly new 3320, new 3038E, or something else?

    I have never been on a Deere, but I have cleared 10 acres of hells brush. I started off with a 20 HP tractor and then bought a new 32 HP. I'd get a 30-35 HP tractor. Enough to reasonably do the job...
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    Re: What was this cast iron pan used for?

    I made the mistake of helping my wife while she was gone. I washed her cast iron skillet with soap and water, thereby ruining the cure. She did not approve of my help. At least I am not allowed to do...
  59. Backhoe Re: Ford 555 front axle wanting to seperate from the block

    The wrench size is not the bolt size. Make sure what size it is before torqueing so it doesn't shear. Just a guess on my part, but unless that is a huge vise I would guess that is more like a 7/8...
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    Re: The reality of aluminum body panels.

    I work at a body shop and cringe when we have to bill people for aluminum replacement parts. Most are more than double a comparable steel part. And they are much less reparable.
    The insurance rates...
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    Re: Juno (2015 Blizzard Tractor Pics)

    Brrr. It looks cold. But at least you get some quality seat time.
  62. Re: How much does it cost per hour to run a tractor.

    I think I have increased the value of my property at least 100k by having my tractor. So as far as I am concerned, it will be paying me for a very long time. And I am having fun doing it beside....
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    Re: I love you too honey

    I know that very well. Not one day goes by that I do not recognize how lucky I am.
    I was married 17 years to the wrong woman. So I have paid my dues. And what caused the divorce was the...
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    Re: I love you too honey

    Thanks pine. I just lost my furry son and needed a laugh. What you said is funny but very true.:thumbsup:
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    Re: I love you too honey

    Now guys, you must listen to your beloved.
    When my wife said "you need a new tractor" we grabbed the dog, got in the truck, and went shopping. Always listen to the little woman!
  66. Thread: Curious...

    by aginn
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    Backhoe Re: Curious...

    I wish I could have one myself. Then I'd have one less piece of equipment to maintain. I ended up with a case 580 because I found a guy that wanted my jet boat instead of his hoe. I wanted something...
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    Re: Purchased a CK30H

    Admin says that all the attachments are invalid. It won't let me open them.
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    Tractor Sizing Re: Need advice on the size of tractor to look for

    Don't ever buy a tractor from me. The paint is bound to be scuffed. And I can't afford to hire a cat for what I do with the tractor. On the bright side. If I destroyed it today, it has already paid...
  69. Re: Another Massey Ferguson makes it to the south pole.

    I ead about her when they had missed the boat that was to transport the tractors from South Afria to Antarctica. I was wondering when the follow up would appear. Thanks.
    It is kind of curious that...
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    Price Check Re: l4300dt w/fel

    Not sure if you are asking a question or just telling us what you are looking at for a comparison.
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    Re: Was moving snow banks and then...

    Great idea. I'll think about doing that to my L3200 as well.
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    Re: A Rear Tire Puzzler For You

    You can feel the moisture and tell if it is water or something else. If it is water you have no issue. Calcium chloride has a weird feel to it. It will be easy to tell the difference.
  73. Thread: Kubota Dealer

    by aginn
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    Re: Kubota Dealer

    k0ua, would that make you an old coot? Or would that be old Kioti?
    I am just a young Kub'ota of 60.
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    Re: The first time I agree with the wife !!!!!!

    Yup. I do know riding mowers and stumps don't get along. But with the backhoe my wife just let me get after seeing all the use I am getting from the L3200 I begged for, the stumps all disappeared in...
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    Re: B2320 pto shaft and housing problem

    Could the PTO shaft be too long and bottoming out when you go through a ditch or low spot? That can create some major damage.
  76. Thread: Ballast

    by aginn
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    Re: Ballast

    I had my tires loaded at a tire repair place. It was inexpensive to do and much more convenient than the Kubota dealerships location. Any tire store that caters to farmers should have it.
  77. Re: loader knocks when raising and steering difficult

    I am sorry that we didn't seem to help you much, but please give us the full story as it plays out. As you can probably tell, whatever you find may help someone in the future. It is always easier...
  78. Re: loader knocks when raising and steering difficult

    I suspected someone much wiser than I would post soon. I completely let your location go right over my head. It is and has been above freezing here, so that wasn't even in my thoughts. My money is on...
  79. Re: loader knocks when raising and steering difficult

    I am totally unfamiliar with your tractor, so I can't advise on that. Someone in here should be able to tell you.
    My only experience with a collapsed filter was on a Cat 245 backhoe that had a bad...
  80. Re: loader knocks when raising and steering difficult

    I would think that you have a blockage prior to the filter. It takes a heck of a vacuum to collapse a filter.
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    Re: TSC 22 ton log slitter

    Easy fix though. I am glad it wasn't the pump itself.
  82. Thread: Is it just me...

    by aginn
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    Re: Is it just me...

    I am getting a quick connect for a lower arm for next summer. Since I saw a friend connect a brush hog using one, I have pledged to get one. Now that I have a backhoe, that is my next priority. It...
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    She is never going to remove all that snow.

    Now I enjoy my tractor, but this woman really, really enjoys hers.
    And no, I doubt she's there for snow removal.

    Dutch woman heads for South Pole on tractor - Yahoo News
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    Re: ford 2000 frozen clutch

    We did the bore a hole fix on my old Fiat-Allis. Then pried the disk with a screw driver. It was easy to do and cured the problem. It would have been simpler had they had an access cover, but what...
  85. Thread: looking at l35

    by aginn
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    Re: looking at l35

    You should look very close at the engine oil as well. They probably have fresh oil in it to sell. Even then you might be able to see a slight white slime in the oil or filler cap if you have a head...
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    Re: Okay, I've just about quit selling hay!

    I want to be a fly on the wall when one of the "flake sellers" is selling to a "flake buyer". It should be an entertaining show.

    Fortunately for me, when we had horses our neighbor supplied us for...
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    Re: Just purchased a new dk45se hst

    Congratulations on the new tractor. Do you have a picture to show us your pride and joy? We'd love to see it.
    I keep reading how good the Kiotis are but I have yet to see one. No dealers sell them...
  88. Thread: Sad News

    by aginn
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    Sticky: Re: Sad News

    I very much enjoyed and appreciated his posts. He will be missed.
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    Re: SCUT or CUT advice

    If they are too busy to talk to you now, just wait until you own their machine and have an issue. I made that mistake. Never again. Buy somewhere else. There are too many great tractors that will do...
  90. Re: Man dies in tractor crash on upstate New York farm

    Sorry to hear about this. It can happen to any of us with just a little bit of distraction. It is easy to get complacent on even gentle side-grades. Find a little bump and things get tight in a...
  91. Re: Not very satisfactory service from HF on a Predator engine

    Why bother with EBAY. Go to a small engine repair shop. They should have the part for less than $5. All they are is a rubber bubble and anything the right diameter should work. Just make sure you...
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying the right tractor for 1.5 acres

    Have you priced therapy these days? I think a SCUT is a great idea. But unlike some, I think the lower 20 HP range is plenty for the size of property the OP is managing.
    The one suggestion that I...
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    Canopy Re: So, what's your daytime job?

    I paint cars to boats and anything in between. When that isn't enough to keep me busy I will do bodywork as well.
    My real job is fixer for the wife. She has a honey-do list that that will make you...
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    Re: No fel no problem

    I wouldn't have a tractor without a FEL. It is the most useful thing I have ever bought.
    Don't you have some bad habit you can kick that would make up the difference in cost so you can have the FEL?...
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    Re: Utility grapple and Grapple bucket for Sale

    Why not just post the pictures right here? It may get you a better response if people can just glance at what you have to offer.
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    Re: The Slow Motion Retirement Plan

    Congratulations on the retirement. I hope you enjoy it.
    4.5 years and I will be joining you.
  97. Re: If it weren't for TBN, which implements would you NOT have bought?

    Tooth bar and grapple.
    Now I have a list that will take me at least 2 years to acquire. Tops on the list is the backhoe. A landscape rake would also be very nice, but nothing will be bought until...
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    Buying Advice Re: Looking at a Kioti CK30S HST

    Under the Kioti thread, look at the "1000 hour club" posts. Seem to be several 30's in that club. Then check out the posters other posts and you should get a very good idea of what you can expect...
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    Buying Advice Re: Looking at a Kioti CK30S HST

    Almost all the compact tractors made now are good machines. You can surf this site and find what other people have liked and disliked about almost all brands.
    But from what I have read here, yes, it...
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    Re: 1952 Ford 8N 302 v8 conversion

    I had to laugh at this last post of yours. Now you have me wondering how old you are. You still have fond memories of messing with dad. Maybe we all have those and they never go away, but mine are...
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