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    Re: Show your targets...

    I shoot tin cans at 75 feet with a 20 cal Sheridan pump, open sights and my bifocals. It is really accurate using an arm rest. For a picture, use your imagination of a tin can with lots of holes...
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    Re: Show your targets...

    Short story......When I was about 10 YO, my Dad and I were squirrel hunting in some heavy hilly woods. I had a single shot 22 rifle that Dad had borrowed from his brother. It was my first time with...
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    Re: Jena Finally Killed a Mole!

    I have the spiked type Victor traps from the 1970 years. They are the most efficient design versus the later Victor spike models....which some bean counter must have "improved". Maybe the company...
  4. Re: Hit the predator nocturnal trifecta last nite

    I like your method, Cramby......kinda like having a bobber on a fishing line.....only you don't have to sit there and watch it.

    I'll be setting Havahartless traps this evening, because the...
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    Re: Leaf collection ideas

    Over the years, being a city and a country home owner, I've tried all the methods already mention.

    Last fall I bought the top of the line Cyclone Rake and attached it to my B2620......50 year...
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    Re: Jena Finally Killed a Mole!

    Three cheers for Jena.......................Hip Hip Hooray.
  7. Thread: Oily rags

    by oldballs
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    Re: Oily rags

    Been there, done that too. That'll burn your buns....probably do it again sometime.:duh:
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    Re: Stump Grinder Woodland Mills WG24?

    Yes, but i don't think the WG24 will lift that high viz., 24-36 inches. ..... just wondering.
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    Re: Stump Grinder Woodland Mills WG24?

    Thanks for posting about the WG24. Since it is affordable for a homeowner with a couple dozen pine stumps that are up to approx. 30 inches diameter, I may consider such a purchase. The web page...
  10. Thread: Oily rags

    by oldballs
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    Re: Oily rags

    I wrap them inside a plastic fertilizer bag and set them beside the burn pile which is inside a cool, damp part of the back hedge. They will be handy when the pile is ready to burn.
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    Re: Diesel prices in your area?

    $2.28 #2 ULSD diesel ...... at QuickTrip.....this morning..................eastern Kansas......"May contain 5% biofuel".
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    Re: TBN Performance Issues

    Yeah, I did.............but they are gone now.
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    Re: I'm like a kid in a candy store : )

    A guy could make dental house calls in that.:D
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    Re: Fill Level for Tiller Chain Case

    Your tiller description sounds the same as my Land Pride 50 inch tiller. Thus, the top plug is for adding lubricant to the chain drive. The bottom plug should allow the lubricant to run out...
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    Re: Finally did something that needed doing...

    Usually, by the time I finish working mine, I'm too tired to do anything but park it. The next day or two is when the necessary servicing is done.......might even blow the dust of the hood. ...
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    Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    Sorry to hear about Dallas for you Texans. May God help us.
  17. Re: RTA 1050 tiller adding weight for ballast

    One could try draping a 70 lb sand tube over the 3 pt center support / gear drive. Maybe a couple bungee cords would hold it in place. This could be a temporary fix until you find a better way.
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    Re: 12 volt Fuel Transfer Temp Limit

    Thanks bdog............I called the Fillrite company line, and they said it is functional from 0 deg F to 150 deg F.......pumping diesel. Thanks again.
    Obviously, at either of those extremes, I...
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    Re: Where's the older users

    Soundguy, you sure have contributed a lot to this site. Thanks........and.......maybe you should buy one of those little SCUTs.:)
  20. Re: Danville man killed Wednesday morning after 18-wheeler hits tractor

    Not to hit on truckers, but in my years of travel all over the midwest, I've seen truckers, who fell asleep, drive off the Kansas Turnpike right out into the Flint Hills before coming to a stop. ...
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    12 volt Fuel Transfer Temp Limit

    Anybody know if these 12 volt DC Fuel Transfer Pumps work at less than 32 Deg F...pumping diesel fuel? I just bought a new model that makes no statement in that regard. This model is good for...
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    Re: Where's the older users

    Okay..............I just got it.:laughing:
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    Re: Where's the older users

    Come on Turbys......Perk up Man..........after all........your town says that you've got "Balls".:)

    If it wasn't for coming inside for breaks due to my age, I'd probably never post on...
  24. Thread: Save My Back

    by oldballs
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    Re: Save My Back

    Let's see how old you all are???? Remember when fuel tankers used to drag a chain and some wheel bearing races jingling with sparks at the end of the tanker. So now, how are they grounded? Just...
  25. Thread: Save My Back

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    Re: Save My Back

    So far, it appears that setting a metal gas can on the ground or concrete floor is sufficient for transferring gasoline into another vehicle....be it at home or at a gas station. I suppose that...
  26. Thread: Save My Back

    by oldballs
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    Re: Save My Back

    Thanks Randyt. That's some comfort. I take it that by " siphon is in contact with the vehicle" you mean the discharge nozzle inserted into the gas tank portal....

    The OE manual has a major...
  27. Re: Warrant & service comparison between brands - First time tractor buyers

    I've owned only two new Kubotas. In neither case were they in need of any service other than routine maintenance. Each machine tallied about 100 hours per year using all the functions, viz., FEL,...
  28. Thread: Save My Back

    by oldballs
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    Save My Back

    So I got tired of lifting 5 gallon diesel fuel cans high enough on a stand to get a siphon action going. Diesel really doesn't taste that bad.:D

    Thus I bought a Fillrite 8 gallon 12 volt DC...
  29. Re: Danville man killed Wednesday morning after 18-wheeler hits tractor

    Around here, I have to drive about 1/4 mile on a local blacktop without much shoulder. It scares the bejebbers out of me as the SUV's and Crossovers pass by as if I wasn't even there. :grumpy:
  30. Re: Danville man killed Wednesday morning after 18-wheeler hits tractor

    That's what I was thinking also. .... on a straight piece of highway at that.
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    Re: Where's the older users

    Hey!!!!! My body works!!! It works harder,..... gets less done,.... takes longer doing it,.....and hurts afterwards.....forgets what it is working on... but....it works.:D
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    Re: Where's the older users

    I put in five hours using the Brush Cutter inside and along a cedar hedge 500 feet long. And I must say, I feel pretty good about the job and myself............will let you all know in the...
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    Re: Sad day in our neighborhood

    If I did all the greasing that the video in post #57 recommended, I would probably have forgotten what chore I was about to do...........maybe it would have to be on the 25 hour maintenance day only....
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    Re: Grease confusion

    Ever since I've driven Fords, I have used the Valvoline "Ford-Lincoln-Mercury" Moly fortified black grease on everything....except when I repack wheel bearings.

    I'm surprised that the JD grease...
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    Re: Where's the older users

    Yeah, in my "Real World", I forgot that e.g. running the Stihl Brush Cutter for several hours will probably leave me cripple tomorrow morning.:confused3:
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    Re: Where's the older users

    With my "Old Timers" disease, reading the treads each morning is a surprising new expierence.:rolleyes:
  37. Thread: Ammunition

    by oldballs
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    Re: Ammunition

    Well, I did it............joined the NRA..........and I hate to "join" anything. My son was at Cabela's today and saw a very busy ammo counter. He stocked up. Maybe I'll buy another weapon just...
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    Re: Squirrel War of 2016

    Yeah, I figure that the animals were surviving all on their own long before I put up my bird feeder; and they still will be here long after I'm gone. So I guess the question is whether one just...
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    Re: Squirrel War of 2016

    My home made bird feeder was mounted on a 1" galvanized pipe that was about 5 feet out of the ground. Using old grease and motor oil I kept the pipe so slick that the critters could not climb it. ...
  40. Thread: Box blade

    by oldballs
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    Re: Box blade

    Yesterday I buried an Alpaca that died of old age for a widow neighbor that is having a rough time making ends meet. By planning ahead, I used the Box Blade, FEL with Piranha edge, to dig a shallow...
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    Re: Sad day in our neighborhood

    If it is of any help, I tie my pant legs bottoms to my boot tops with a small cord. That way they don't get caught on "things". I also cut the hammer loop off of any pants or coveralls, so that...
  42. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    That quote doesn't sound like a new machine.....??? more like a used one.
  43. Thread: Big tex 45 SS

    by oldballs
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    Re: Big tex 45 SS

    I've had good support and a quality product from this company.........RediHaul Trailers

    Good Luck
  44. Thread: Big tex 45 SS

    by oldballs
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    Re: Big tex 45 SS

    ...Roger that....

    I think the fit would be just a bit longer, but not much for a backhoe. I guess measuring is the answer. Hey, I got one of those Cyclone Z-10 rakes too.........love it.
    ...
  45. Thread: Big tex 45 SS

    by oldballs
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    Re: Big tex 45 SS

    I've got by with a 12 ft skid loader style trailer. It has 7,000 lb tandem axles which made it good for hauling loads of gravel just over 3 tons, from the quarry. I used some 2 x 12s as side...
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    Re: ZD326- How to lube the deck height knob

    I'm wondering that a real lube job might affect it ability to stay on its setting when in motion.......just wondering.
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    Re: 1938 Minneapolis-Moline sells for $200,000

    Looks like it had a 30's Ford bumper on it.
  48. Re: Rusted nut wont budge - 48" rotary mower blade

    Yeah, it seems to me that some 40's plymouths were like that IIRC.....IIRC.....IIRC.....
    Like kOua James said, ....if you got one, impacts are magic.
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    Re: Attack spider?

    Let me guess.........your aunt is a black widow. Okay, I'll go to another thread.:thumbdown:
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    Re: Need Advice on Building a Rock Wall Garden

    I built a dry wall out of native stone using a BX2660 without a backhoe. Some of the stones were bigger than the FEL bucket. It is tapered with some loose rip rap down low behind it.471473471474
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    Re: Your best Truck & Your Wost

    Best truck/car is as tie between my 1999 SuperDuty 5.4 and 1999 Crown Vic, both I still use. Only a few issues (one sensor + fuel pump on truck) since brand new. No issues with the CV.

    Worst is...
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    Re: Is it time for a gasoline engine tractor?

    AND............it is renewable forever.:laughing:
  53. Thread: Apple Thief

    by oldballs
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    Re: Apple Thief

    Well, at least the humble little fox doesn't climb the tree like the ubiquitous squirrels do. Now they are a real nuisance. Nice picture.
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    Re: Resored Kemp chipper

    How did you sharpen the hammers (teeth)? I was told that they can't be sharpened and new ones have to be purchased. My machine is the newer Mighty Mac version, but is essentially the same...
  55. Thread: Rehabing lawn

    by oldballs
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    Re: Rehabing lawn

    Honestly, I don't remember. Both areas were about 30 x 30 ft. I probably didn't go but 3-4 inches deep, and don't remember having a lot of work with the old sod layer. I used my B2620 with a 54...
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    Re: Heavy Duty Metal Garden Border

    That sure is a tidy looking raised garden; but around here, those wire panels wouldn't keep out anything, dogs squirrels, deer, kids, rabbits,coons, possums, etc.....probably a cow or horse wouldn't...
  57. Re: Who's made a claim on their kubota insurance?

    My experience was like kmassing. I had an interest free Kubota loan on my first tractor (BX2660) with KTAC insurance. After the loan was paid off, KTAC reminded me to renew the coverage, which I...
  58. Thread: Rehabing lawn

    by oldballs
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    Re: Rehabing lawn

    So far I've tried two lawn areas where I killed off all vegetation with RoundUp, raked up most of the dead stuff, tilled it, seeded it then rolled it. These two areas are the nicest parts of my...
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    Mowing Re: BX mowing deck "gear box" oil change

    Trying to be helpful here........my OE manual (2009) for the BX mowers RCK60B, 54 and 48 say to use "SAE 90 API GL5 Gear Oil". I'm sort of surprised that Phillip8N's manual says otherwise. The...
  60. Re: Pine mulch, fir mulch, hardwood mulch -- are they ok

    Depending on ones individual situation, I don't see anything wrong with a burn pile. I do it once or twice per year depending on the amount, the weather and wind etc. It works okay for me in my...
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    Re: The things that we do and why...

    Thanks guys.........Guess it wasn't my time. BTW, the power company guys did a great job of restoring electricity....in less than four hours. The nice thing about downed and dead trees...
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    Re: The things that we do and why...

    I coulda got kilt yesterday. A Poplar tree from my property fell across the road in a small rain/wind storm. So I drove the Kubota out there and hooked it up and was pulling it away when "Bam",...
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    Re: First project with my B2320 WITH PICS

    Get another chair and I'll be right over. That's nice. Your family and friends should enjoy many a year back there.

    Cheers,
    Mike
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    Re: Constantly Working on Equipment

    I switched from boxer shorts to jockey shorts........... that helped.:D
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    Chipper Re: MacKissic Chipper Blade Removal

    Likewise, "Welcome" to TBN.

    If oosik's plan doesn't work, try the MacKissic company direct via MacKissic Inc. or phone 610-495-7181. I found their people to be most helpful.

    Cheers,
    Mike
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    Re: Little Tractor, Big Planter

    Are you sure that the planter is not pushing the tractor?:D
  67. Re: Would a yard sweeper work on this much pine straw & cones?

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    This what i use to gather them in piles. Then I fork them into a small trailer to distribute as paths in the garden especially. Some hand raking is required. The "Pine Needle Rake" is...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    Shoot, coming out of church last Sunday, some teenager was talking on the phone while walking down a narrow sidewalk. I had a notion to throw a block into him as he proceeded with no attention to...
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    Re: Farmers should use smaller tractors,

    Sticking to the thread about smaller tractors..........I'd say that my garden is best when I keep my tractor out of it. In fact, if my knees hold out, I think that I'll dig the potatoes with a fork...
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    Re: Farmers should use smaller tractors,

    Hey!!!, I love my hedge row. It controls erosion of wind and water and provides privacy for me and shelter for lots of God's creatures. But I haven't hugged it .....yet.:D (the thorns hurt). ...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    Heck, I can hardly gawk about noticing a field or a tractor at work,..........without swaying on the road. I try to avoid even that curiosity. It seems like, if I look "left" then I steer...
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    Re: What to do with used oil?

    I return it to the vendor from which I purchased the oil and associated products. Not allowing much (usually a couple gallons) to accumulate makes the return easier.
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    Buying Advice Re: To "B" or not to "B"

    That 2011 B2620 sound like a good price for that low hour model. At 250 hrs, it is hardly broken in yet, even without any maintenance. If it looks good to you from a reputable source, I'd go for...
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    Re: DOES THIS LOOK RIGHT TO YOU? MMM bent?

    My amateur guess is that "something is wrong". The leading edge of the deck does look bent. But I'd think that you would recall having hit something pretty hard to actually bend the deck itself. ...
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    Re: MMM wheel stuck

    Ditto that as far as I can tell. And since the dealer doesn't seem to know how to mount the MMM, it would be well to get your manual out and check the fore/aft......side to side adjustments for a...
  76. Mowing Re: adjusr cutting height on B2620 tractor and RCK60-29B mower

    Mine works pretty good after I got the "hang of it". Generally I bring it all the way up to the "top" position before letting it down to the desired height. IIRC...........that's what I've been...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Side link clevis pin falling out

    Had one fall out a couple weeks ago on the Quick Attachment (at the ball joint) while using the Box Blade. ???? Never had that happen before. Luckily I had a spare with me at the time. And luckily...
  78. Thread: Stihl FS240

    by oldballs
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    Re: Stihl FS240

    As to fuel............I've only used the BP gas station 93 octane with the Stihl oil........whatever formulation that was current. Between the Stihl chain saw, the Stihl leaf blower and the Brush...
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    Re: transmission fan shot.

    Let's just say that I am a lot happier with the B2620 model than the BX2660. True the BX did a whole lot of heavy work for me, as well as mowing open fileds. It would even pull a 12 inch mold board...
  80. Thread: Stihl FS240

    by oldballs
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    Re: Stihl FS240

    Although I have a FS90 Brush Cutter, with handle bars..........here's a couple observations:

    I put the stop limit shield on with just the 105 string. Being only 5'3' and 83 Years old I found...
  81. Thread: Sprayer

    by oldballs
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    Re: Sprayer

    Mine is a 55 gallon tow behind with a 3.5 HP gasoline engine. Originally it was purchased to spray cedar trees for bag worms, since it would reach about 30 feet high with the wand, but it also has...
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    Re: What are these growing in my garden.

    The squash family is a big family......maybe some cantaloupe guts that you threw out there.
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    Re: No Spill Diesel Can that works?

    Even the EZ pour has "poor" puny gaskets that leak and distort after awhile. All this new stuff is madding compared to the old metal 1-5 gallon fuel cans. Fortunately I'm old enough to have...
  84. Re: Anyone using Construction Attachments attachments?

    I don't know anything about their 4 in 1 bucket, but they are a reliable company with reliable products. Take this from me, a newbie, that has bought about six attachments from them over the past 7...
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    Re: Got the first 10 hours on it.

    So far, so good you say. If it wears as good as mine (470 hrs), you'll have to stop by the Dealer now and then just to have coffee so as to keep up their acquaintance.
    Cheers,
    Mike
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    Re: World Naked Gardening Day

    I just googled Ruth Stout and was right about her gardening attire.........it was "au naturale". Maybe your straw mulch wasn't deep enough or maybe she was the one that shot herself in the knee...
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    Re: Most Useful Minor Additions to Tractor

    Probably the least expensive and most used simple addition to my Kubota is a seat cover which prevents rips etc from tools in my back pocket.
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    Re: World Naked Gardening Day

    A famous lady gardener , Ruth Stout I think, used to garden topless until her old age as I recall. Seems like liability insurance would be necessary, since she lived near a street.
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    Re: silence the rops?

    That's what I did as well....on a B2620. Bought some metric bolts about 1-1/2 inches long ....fine tread as I recall. A jam nut keeps them in place when not in use.
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    Re: B series: need advice asap

    If it was me, and I was in your debate, I'd step up to an "L" if I was really concerned about the power. Otherwise I'd probably be happy with the 2601, which is only slightly smaller and less able...
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    Re: Mid Mount PTO Question BX2370

    Hum-m-m-.....from memory... First off set the throttle as slow as possible. If your model has a clutch, use it to engage the mid-PTO slowly, then you can throttle up to the approx 2500 rpm range...
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    Tiller Re: Tiller question on rotation (odd)

    Never heard of such a thing....half and half. Go with a forward rotation model.:2cents:
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    Re: Only With TBN Projects Happen

    If'in I wasn't such an old bird, I'd love to take up welding. As it is, I'm lucky to stay up with the chores that I already have the energy and tools to do.......or to screw up.

    However, a ...
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    As a former EM (NCO)......I guess that I would stay with the code...or "Ours is not to reason why, ours is to do or die". However if a command was against my moral code (The Ten Commandments), I...
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    Re: Breaking Concrete

    Okay, I get it now..........you want that drill that you're afraid to tell the MRS about.:D
  96. Thread: Almost Died

    by oldballs
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    Re: Almost Died

    Yeah, this Seabee guy needs more prayers cause the Fat Lady ain't sung yet. .......let's hear it.:drillsergeant:
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    Re: Carter's ez-hitch

    I don't think the Carter's was misrepresented and are better than nothing. It's just that a 3 pt Quick Hitch is better and even it has some complications, especially when different sized...
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    Re: Breaking Concrete

    Thanks James, but I don't want to split the $40.:laughing:
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    Re: Breaking Concrete

    I'd dig a trench around it then use my 12 lb maul to knock it out. Since my cheeseburger belly doesn't stick out as far as yours,. I can still see the ground... but heck, I'm only 83 YO, 150 lbs...
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    Re: Carter's ez-hitch

    To add some more.....

    I think that owning a Kubota (e.g. BX) as a newbie is an evolutionary thing. There are so may things to learn and so many mistakes to make. A Newbie is satisfied if he...
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