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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Around here gooseneck is a 2-5/16 ball in the bed. A fifth wheel uses a king pin like an RV or semi. And all trailers that slope at the rear have a dovetail.
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    Re: Cleaning fuel filter assembly on L4600

    Thank you all I will post back if anything goes haywire on me.
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    Cleaning fuel filter assembly on L4600

    In my owners manual it says that at 150 hours I am supposed to clean the fuel filter assembly. It doesn't really go into detail so I have a few questions.
    1. Would it be a good idea to just change...
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Yep. I have done that many times hauling wood. Tires weren't necessarily rubbing but wanted to keep the truck sorta level and not risk breaking a spring.

    There was another time we took our Ford...
  5. Thread: HST shifting issue

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    Re: HST shifting issue

    I just bounce my loader up and down in the air and it jostles the tractor just enough to mesh.
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    Re: man dies trying to teach is wife on tractor

    Well it wasn't the same person I was thinking it was, however a good friend of mine who is a logger was there when it happened. The man was in front of the rear wheels talking to his wife. Apparently...
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    Re: Check the spare tire carrier

    Couldn't agree more. Plus I used to have a 3 legged dog and he got around just fine.
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    Re: Pulling a 5300 LB lawn roller

    My L4600 about the same ratings as yours, is rated for towing a trailer at 6000# I would think this includes stopping/starting/uphill/downhill and all combinations for liability issues. So I would...
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    Re: Sub panel bonding question

    What do you do if the ground and neutral bars are joined in the panel? Just break a piece of the connecting bar out?
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    Re: Check the spare tire carrier

    Easy solution. Buy a dually. I have 2 spares wherever I go already bolted on. They took my winch out putting in tank and motor for hayspikes. On any given day I use a lot of my bed space so I...
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    Re: F 450 Super Duty gasser

    I am driving my 3rd v10 now at 180k sold the others when they got to 300k. Never have had a major mechanical issue. I count myself lucky but even if my current on blew up I wouldn't hesitate on...
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    Re: Grading decision help

    Yep this and other posts covered it. Sets up really hard. Of course not Granite here. Around here any crushed stone we buy is limestone. People also buy creek gravel because it is cheaper. I kind of...
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    Re: Grading decision help

    I prefer my drives to be wide enough that I can run one track down the middle periodically. It helps prevent the "2 track" look and helps keep from ruining the crown. With what you have now I would...
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    Re: man dies trying to teach is wife on tractor

    Yeah, he could have even been standing along side in front of the rear tire and just not gotten out of the way fast enough. Very bad deal.
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    man dies trying to teach is wife on tractor

    Jay man dies from tractor accident - News - GrandLakeNews

    This happened just about 2 miles from me. I'm gonna ask around to see if it is who I think it was and I might have more to add.
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    Tractor Sizing Re: B26 vs L4701/L4600 with BH92

    While I love my L4600 I am not a fan of 3 pt backhoes. So I think you are on the right track. Unless you get the tractor and a mini trackhoe.
  17. Thread: Pallet Forks

    by ENC
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Pallet Forks

    If you can afford a set of forks for the FEL get them. I am not talking about bucket forks, I don't recommend them. You will use the forks more than you think. They hold their value very well so if...
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Missed Connections? Maybe???
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    Re: Using Kubota BX quick attach for lifting

    It must be nice not to lift anything heavy. I run my loader into relief all the time. More than once using my grapple I have had to curl all the way down so the log was under the pins. Then lift to...
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    Re: Front axle oil low, no leaks

    I have heard same as above bought my tractor new and now have 135 hours still haven't lost any front axle oil.
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Definitely tounge heavy. If that pipe was over the trailer axles you probably wouldn't even notice much difference over an empty trailer. Screw a couple dunnage blocks to the trailer deck to minimize...
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I think you would be a lot better off doing away with the hitch carrier and adding deck space to the trailer or adding a receiver to the rear of the trailer for your hitch carrier. That way the...
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I think you wouldbbe a lot better off doing away with the hitch carrier and adding deck space to the trailer or adding a receiver to the rear of the trailer for your hitch carrier. That way the...
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    Re: Judge my new implements

    I am going to play around with both tomorrow. I just know that several people I know around here highly recommend disc harrows. I plan on a garden for me and any friends and family that want one and...
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    Re: Judge my new implements

    Thank you that helps a lot. I will measure tomorrow.
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    Re: Judge my new implements

    Yes! I plan to keep them as long as I have a tractor appropriate to their size. I already figured I might have to size down the cultivator as Poopdeck Pappy mentioned. I plan to sandblast and paint...
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    Re: Judge my new implements

    Sorry for the typo $400 not $40
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    Judge my new implements

    http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx221/encrosby/gen/IMG_20140716_160132_010.jpg

    http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx221/encrosby/gen/IMG_20140716_160142_044.jpg...
  29. Re: John Deere L130 steering spindle bearing upgrade(vertical pivot point)

    Maybe ask in the comments section on the video. Let us know if you find out.
  30. Re: Kubota L3200 HST - Told not to drive in high range by dealer?

    Has the fluid ever needed topped off other than during the filter change. I have 133 hours on mine with a full HST change at 50 hours. Even losing a little bit of fluid hooking and unhooking the...
  31. Re: Kubota Grand L 40, Foot to Hand Tilt wheel Conversion

    I guess it has to do with how often you use the tilt. I don't have it on my tractor but on my vehicles I set it where I want it and leave it alone. I have friends that use theirs every time they get...
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    Re: Help choosing 240v generator for MIG welder?

    What kind of waveform to the welder/generators produce? Something like the Hobart champion/Miller Bobcat or Lincoln Ranger. I know that they are higher on their wattage output but not sure how clean...
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    Re: Homemade Sportsman 570 2" hitch

    I also think is is more overbuilt than the similar one bolted to the hay bumper on my one ton truck.
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    Re: Homemade Sportsman 570 2" hitch

    Looks good to me. Beautiful welds and beautiful after being ground flat.
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    Re: Welding on empty drums

    Last time I wanted some holes in a barrel I used a pointed pickax. I have also shot holes in them. Of course the label on the ones I got from the feedstore said apple juice concentrate.
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    When to replace lower link pins?

    Basically my question is just that. Some of my cat 1 pins are becoming quite bent. Some were like that when I bought implements. But recently my box blade the has removable pins are getting fairly...
  37. Thread: Bolt on hay spear

    by ENC
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    Re: Bolt on hay spear

    The la844 will handle the round bales with a spear on the front of the bucket. Bucket deformation/damage is all going to depend on how well you spread out the weight with your attachment method AND...
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    Re: My New Adventure ... Longevity

    Well sweet.
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    Re: Improving your welding?

    Professional.
    From a hack hobbiest.
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    Re: Fence Rail Splitter

    What are you going to do when the 48" push doesn't get a "good enough" split. I understand you can't practically have a longer cylinder. I am envisioning something with cables and a winch drum to...
  41. Thread: 2 WD to 4WD

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    Re: 2 WD to 4WD

    If you have a loader, use the bucket to raise the front end off the ground. A lot of times this takes enough pressure off the front end to shift easier.
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    Re: High vs low range.....whats your policy?

    I'm with whistlepig. I have 3 ranges and have only used high about 3 times in 115 hours. Med most of the time. Low for grunt work with loader or box blade. I lose traction before power in low, but I...
  43. Re: MX-5000 transmission and hydraulics overheating

    Get an infrared thermometer. It shoots a beam at it like a laser pistol to take accurate temperature of something that is hard to get to. Won't risk being burned that way and you can monitor while...
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    Loader Re: FEL bracket tightening @ 50 hrs. : 2007 L4400

    I check mine with the loader on
  45. Thread: Jiffy Jack

    by ENC
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    Re: Jiffy Jack

    They don't need to be torsion axles. You just need to have enough height on the ramp to max out the leaf spring adjustment. Trust me on this I have done it more times than I care to remember.
  46. Thread: Jiffy Jack

    by ENC
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    Re: Jiffy Jack

    I have a set of ramps that I use when I change my oil. When I'm towing a trailer I try to remember to throw one the back of my truck. Works great. With 2x6s sometimes I this hard to get it started...
  47. Re: What is the best hydraulic ram arrangment for a dump trailer?

    I have used all types some owned by my boss some rented.

    I would only consider dual cylinders. They are way better when you are forced to unload with a little bit of side slope or with unbalanced...
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    Re: M7040 crankcase oil volume,book says....

    If you don't go by the dipstick it will be a pain in the rear to monitor your oil level between changes.
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    Loader Re: L4600HST with LA764

    I had big 5x6's of mostly Bermuda grass and I could lift them to full height no problem with my pallet forks. Add 2 feet give or take with a spear on the front of your bucket and you may lose the...
  50. Thread: Water in fuel tank

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    Re: Water in fuel tank

    Just get siphon hose to drain the tank. Peace of mind is worth a lot more than a few gallons of diesel fuel.
  51. Re: What is the biggest thing you've dragged with your MX5100 HST?

    I understand that but something that big once moving can still be hard to stop.
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    Loader Re: Oh man bad luck or design

    Do you think a welder was doing the work or a machine? If a machine wouldn't it stand to reason there are a lot more made just the same?
  53. Re: What is the biggest thing you've dragged with your MX5100 HST?

    That's definetly a big tree. I would cut the length down no matter what. Just because you can pull it doesn't mean you can stop it.
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    Re: 3 pt boom poles. which to buy? maximum height?

    Definetly heavy built and long. I'm guessing the implement its resting on is some sort of land leveler.
  55. Thread: Box Blade Use Help

    by ENC
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    Re: Box Blade Use Help

    Adding 4" is going to take a long time with any sizable amount of land. Is that 4 inches settled and packed or loose?

    Either way with your loader and box blade both full of dirt it won't make a...
  56. Re: What is the biggest thing you've dragged with your MX5100 HST?

    How big is a big eucalyptus tree? I have a l4600 just a little smaller than what you are looking at, and I have skidded out some good size trees. Lots of oak and sycamore about 12-18 inches across...
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    Re: B3200 3 point leak down

    I bought brand new. Both 3pt and FEL leak down. 3pt with a box blade will lose about an inch a day. Empty FEL about 6 or 7 a day. I just tested it so I would know. When I park it everything is set...
  58. Thread: l4600 hst vs gear

    by ENC
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    Re: l4600 hst vs gear

    Ultimately it is up to you, but for my uses in the woods and yard. Loader work (all kinds) some hay feeding not making and brush hogging. I would not be happy with a geared tractor. I love my HST. If...
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    Re: This Orange beast followed me home today!

    Yep mine look like that but I don't have the hooks on the far outside. I also welded a hitch receiver tube in the center. Too high for most trailers but I can move goosenecks pretty easily and I have...
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    My wife shot a video just a couple years ago of a full sized jackass in the backseat of a newer Chevy Malibu going through town.
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    Re: This Orange beast followed me home today!

    With the way the bucket is designed I used weld on hooks with no extra support. I put them right up near the edge of the raised support plate on the top of the bucket. I know for a fact they will...
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    Re: Remote FEL joystick operation

    That is when I go inside and ask my wife for help. A few more years maybe the kids.
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    Re: This Orange beast followed me home today!

    I hope you love yours as much as I do mine. I wouldn't be without my forks as others have said.
  64. Re: Subcompacttractorworld open and ready with price reductions

    Its up now
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    Re: Welding a bucket extension on my Kubota BX2660

    Looks good. Just be aware that if you use it on wood chips they may wedge between the original bucket and the extension and make it harder to remove.

    BTW I am pretty handy with wood but still...
  66. Re: Subcompacttractorworld open and ready with price reductions

    Looks like you still have some work to do. Site seems to be broken.
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    Re: Ballast Box Question

    ^^^^^ I like your ballast box a lot. Well thought out well executed and beautifully finished.
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    Re: Gravel Road Dust Control

    I have found around here that if you drive real fast back and forth, all the dust will leave the roadway to form a huge cloud. Its just a temporary solution but everyone here does it, so that helps...
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    Re: new to me torches, how do they look?

    Around here those smaller bottles can be exchanged for full ones at most farms stores and LWS. You do have to sign a form declaring that you own the tanks.
  70. Re: Tractor wont start, possible faulty kill switch

    Not sure about other kill switches. PTO and HST pedal probably. Are you sure you don't have a battery issue?
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    Re: BX weight lifting test

    The FEL test had the front tires squatting pretty good. I haven't ever tested the pressure on my loader, but seeing what it does to the R1s when I have a load that is near max before I go into relief...
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    Re: The Morels Have Arrived

    Yep they are long gone in my area. The only time I have to worry about tresspassers on my little slice of paradise are when the morels are popping out.
  73. Thread: Free electricity !

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    Re: Free electricity !

    Any update ?
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    Re: Fence post peeler/debarker

    I have had good luck using a high pressure pressure washer
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    Dirt Moving Re: Rent or subcontract some bulldozing

    Yeah around here good quality dozer work runs anywhere from $80-$100/ hour , so you are getting the same price. Just takes him twice as long to get done.
  76. Thread: qa plate thickness

    by ENC
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    Re: qa plate thickness

    Hard to find used ones on CL they are too handy to sell. When they are on there they sell fast and for almost as much as new.
  77. Thread: Burying water pipe

    by ENC
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    Re: Burying water pipe

    If you put the actual water line in a bigger conduit the air will act as a heat well to help against freezing. Costs more in material but you won't have to dig quite as deep and it is easy to run a...
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    Re: Hauling a load of firewood

    Thanks for all the input. Yes I have several good saws and a splitter. I burn wood from November to early April every year. Usually about 5 cords. Not sure of the GCWR but I bet I was over.
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    Re: Question about side link leveling box

    Without seeing what you are talking about I would think you are fine using one from the 8n. Steel is strong for its size and the link adjuster is probably overbuilt just to fit where it is being used.
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    Hauling a load of firewood

    I don't know if this should go in the hauling/towing something wrong thread or the guess the weight of this log.

    I am just starting a new thread. The homeowner just wanted the wood gone and I am...
  81. Ballast Re: How do I find out what liquid ballast my tires are filled with?

    I look at like this. If the previous owner never had any problems with it and you are in the same locale climate wise you can probably leave it alone.
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    Re: How Long Does It Take to Get One???

    When I ordered mine it was not on the lot. He said it would be about a week. Called 3 days later and said my tractor was ready but he didn't have any orange 6' BB. I could wait for one or get the...
  83. Dealer Re: Dealer sold me a used 2012 BX25 but advertised it as a used BX25D...

    Wow! I can't believe I read every post expecting some resolution from the OP and it could have been summed up after page 3.
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    Re: Ideas for pulling wood posts with tractor

    I just wrap a chain around the posts I want to pull and hook it to a grab hook on my pallet fork frame and boom up. If it doesn't pop right up, a little back and forth on the HST pedal and then they...
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    Re: Basic necessities to have with your tractor

    One thing I haven't seen mentioned that I always have on hand, is a tire plug kit. If you poke a hole in your loaded tires you want to do everything you can to keep the fluid in the tire.
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    If I didn't have a truck I would **** sure make friends with a few people that did.
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    Re: What does this spring go to?

    Looks like the bottom is broke. It probably fell from somewhere higher and just happened to get caught there.
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    Re: cost of adding rear remotes and 3rd function

    Thanks that's kinda what I figured but wasn't sure. Like a bottle jack. Yeah not much point in that.
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    Re: cost of adding rear remotes and 3rd function

    What is the difference between a DA and SA valve?

    4 SPOOL SV VALVE OPEN CENTER W/POWER BEYOND

    Looking here to put together a stack valve I have 2 DA cyl spool w/ detented float (thinking TnT...
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    Re: Yup, another pallet fork thread by a newb :-)

    I figured out that when I want to move a lot of brush I put a heavy metal wire pallet that I have on my forks. I use a chain so it stays on the forks. Stack the brush/debris/whatever when I go to...
  91. Thread: L3800 doing work

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    Re: L3800 doing work

    Wish I could do food plots that easy. My ground is just too rocky.
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    We needed a flag once and couldn't find anything so I used an orange hunting vest and put it back behind the seat after we unloaded.
  93. Thread: Counter Weight

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    Re: Counter Weight

    Looks about like schedule 40 pipe ;)
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    Re: Cutting up a Propane tank for removal

    Bullet hole. Just duck behind a tree right after you shoot ;)
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    Re: Estimate the Weight of this log

    Now that is a heavy log. Almost no taper. I still don't think the log that started this thread weighs as much as some of the guesses.
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    Re: Estimate the Weight of this log

    My L4600 with loaded rears will lift the rear tires off the ground if the 3pt is empty , but if I put my not very heavy for 6 foot box blade on the loader just goes into relief and doesn't even rock...
  97. Thread: Pallet forks

    by ENC
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    Re: Pallet forks

    WILDKAT ATTACHMENTS - Forks

    The set at the top right are the ones I have and my loader is just a bit weaker than yours. I have not been disappointed, but with a lighter set I probably would have...
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    Re: Estimate the Weight of this log

    I bet closer to 2500 pounds
  99. Thread: Tractor Power

    by ENC
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    Re: Tractor Power

    For just a wild guess I would think you are needing somewhere in the neighborhood of 75 horsepower. Some may say this is too low or too high but it is a starting point.
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Wow I don't know if that would have fit even if he had the forklift at the perfect height.
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