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    Re: I think I have my first issue.....CK2610

    When cylinder rods are fully extended, like when the bucket is fully curled and angled toward the back of the tractor, the cylinder rods are at their most vulnerable position.
  2. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    My dad was the best at well done roasts. If there was any moisture left in the meat it just wasn't done enough. He had this dial thermometer and would always make sure to check the meat for...
  3. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    Had to check my info. My wall chart say's safe temp for fish is 145 degrees for 15 seconds. Amazing ribs website say's: USDA recommends serving it at 145 degrees because fish are susceptible to...
  4. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    Ummm......drool.

    Couple notes on the 30 minute salmon cook. Stay with the grill the last ten minutes or so. Resist the urge to grab a beer and chat with the neighbor. It's easy to over cook the...
  5. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    In my mind, anytime chunks of wood are added to the fire, the smoking process begins. Then the sky is the limit as far as variations in time and temps goes.
  6. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    I've done this hot smoked salmon recipe many times. It's a 30 minute cook. I've smoked several slabs for a friend. I vacuum seal the slab after it cools, it seals the moisture and flavor in. It...
  7. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    That size would be perfect for my purposes. (I edited my post above, added a sentence or two.)
  8. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    I use (dry)wood chunks opposed to wood chips, the chunks smoke for a longer period. If you watch the wood chips they will burn.:laughing: close the lid to reduce the oxygen level. Wet wood releases...
  9. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    :confused3:

    To soak -or- not to soak wood chips. The science of wood chips as presented by amazingribs.com Don't Soak Your Wood. This Myth Is Busted.

    Much ribbery science on amazingribs.com...
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    Re: Look at the size of these tomatoes...

    I'm fearing my cukes are picking up the wilt. I believe I saw a couple cucumber beetles(see picture) flying around the cucumber vines. Look at the picture of the cucumber vines(center top) and...
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    Re: Look at the size of these tomatoes...

    I Planted a few super fantastic this year. So far they look really good. I don't have much luck with heritage tomatoes either, very susceptible to the fungus. I deal with a fungus that has...
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    Re: Look at the size of these tomatoes...

    I found a picture from a few seasons ago.
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    Re: Look at the size of these tomatoes...

    When I hear yellow and dying makes me think fungus. We have high humidity here in Michigan which promotes fungus growth.
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    Re: Look at the size of these tomatoes...

    It's a new 7 foot high exterior garden fence line. I married a garden/rabbit fence for the bottom and a 2"x4" (openings) fence for the top portion. I raised the 5 foot wide bed up with a well...
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    Re: Look at the size of these tomatoes...

    I'm having a bumper crop of cucumbers and tomatoes are just starting to come into there own. Good garden year so far........
  16. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    The update: My last communication to Kioti corp. in NC was early in May 2015. I sent off an 'update' email late today to Kioti corp. to bring them up to speed and renewed the invitation to partner...
  17. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    I'm with you, believe me, I am with you! I don't have an inside line, if you will. I new nothing about the Ford 345c until the fundraiser page was posted. I had my own reservations which is why I...
  18. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    Hmm....... no issues showing from my end. Comcast/Norton antivirus.
  19. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    The update: I have been informed, concerning the Ford 345c, "The tractor has been impeccably maintained." There is a person close to the situation that knows, "heavy equipment, mechanical and...
  20. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    Unintentional demolition is never a good thing. There will need to be a lot of open arena practice drills whichever tractor eventually resides at the rescue. The exhaust is another factor to...
  21. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    The Ford 345c is listed at 52hp, so size wise should be comparable to your 50hp Kubota. It's difficult to get a good sense of how large the tractor is from the picture. The box blade behind the...
  22. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    I thought I should address 'HST'. Hydrostatic (HST) transmission is as close to an automatic transmission (similar but different) in a tractor as it gets. There is a forward and reverse pedal...
  23. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    There is a lot of daily mucking of horse stalls, which is handled by volunteers with pitch forks and wheel barrels. Many years ago, the barn was built at the lowest point on the property. :confused:...
  24. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    Umm.......excellent question. To my knowledge, monies for repairs/regular maintenance are not available at this time. Is there plans to set up a fund? I don't know. The fundraising goal is for...
  25. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    In my eyes, 4WD is a very important feature on a tractor with a front end loader. Loading the bucket up with wet straw and manure transfers the weight over the front axle, removing a lot of...
  26. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    After a closer look, picture shows the shifter on the transmission, so I would say it IS a manual transmission.
  27. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    I actually made a good dealer contact at the local county fair this past week. He said the market conditions are such right now, there's not that much difference in the used/trade-in market vs. new...
  28. Buying Advice Re: Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    That is my concern also. I don't forsee monies available for repairs coming easily. This rescue takes in many of the toughest cases and care for the animals is the utmost priority, everything else...
  29. Buying Advice Is this tractor, the right tractor for the tasks at hand?

    Is this the right tractor for these tasks? There is a 96' x 200' barn on 13 acres. The barn has horse stalls lining either side of the 200 foot length. There are pastures on both sides of the...
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    Re: Replacement seat

    Have you tried:

    Agricultural Products
  31. Thread: Why Kioti?

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    Re: Why Kioti?

    Interesting Kioti comments (highly positive) by 4shorts. When Paul(4shorts) first came on the scene here at TBN he was seriously looking at the Kioti's.
  32. Clickable ad at page bottom overlaps......

    When I'm scanning the 'Today's Posts' pages, at the bottom of the page 1, when I click on page '2' I'm been taken to the banner ad at the bottom of the pages website. I'm thinking the clickable...
  33. Florida Cyclist Dies After Gun in Pocket Goes Off.............

    A cyclist died after accidentally shooting himself on Thursday afternoon, police said.
    Troy Earl Smith Jr., 25, was found lying on a street in St. Petersburg, Florida, with a gunshot ...
  34. Buying Advice Re: New BX vs What is the New Competition worth a look ?

    There is a method to the madness. With 5000+ people online at TBN at any given time, there is a need to have some organization of topics. Since the idea is to share the information, pay it forward...
  35. Buying Advice Re: New BX vs What is the New Competition worth a look ?

    Since you're asking about multiple brands, you may get a broader information base regarding 'subcompacts' if you post in the general buying/pricing forum.
  36. Re: What features or improvements do you wish your Kioti had?

    Supplying an OEM key with a rubber boot would be pennies well spent by Kioti/Daedong. Plowing during a snow storm (snow melts on the key and runs down the shaft into the ignition switch) almost...
  37. Re: What features or improvements do you wish your Kioti had?

    This is the exact reason I totally refrain from tractoring underground during the winter months!


    (......I so apologize for the above comment :duh: , something momentarily took over my keyboard....
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    Re: Possible to over-rev my diesel tractor?

    I have had success, by increasing the angle of the blade to get a better flow off the blade.
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    Re: Possible to over-rev my diesel tractor?

    Since you've been blanketed with multiple snow storms measured in feet rather than inches you have earned yourself a 'bye'! :laughing:

    Don
  40. Thread: Goggles?

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    Re: Goggles?

    With the recent snow storms this week I had a chance to wear the 'Heli' no fog fan goggles again. Refreshed my memory how much I like these goggles! However the 'Heli' appears to have been removed...
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    Re: Possible to over-rev my diesel tractor?

    High range is designed to be a higher speed road gear. I wouldn't think you're doing the transmission any favors plowing in high gear.
  42. Re: Kioti tractor problem with joystick for front end loader

    These threads should help you out......

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/kioti-owning-operating/145219-ck25-loader-control-new-cenimatic.html
    ...
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    Re: Life Below Zero on NatGeo

    From watching Erik on 'Life Below Zero', I'd say he is excellent at explaining his chosen lifestyle. He is adept at living off grid, being self reliant and really has a love and respect for the...
  44. Thread: Goggles?

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    Re: Goggles?

    I bought this goggle with the 'no fog fan' a few years ago off Amazon. I saved it in my Amazon 'wish list' and monitored the price which varied wildly from one season to the next. I took a leap at...
  45. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    BBQ Pit Buys have built quite the franchise. Good site! I saved it for future reference.
  46. Re: How big is your garden and how many tomato plants?

    Your picture reminded me of a carrot from my garden. I have the best luck growing carrots in home grown compost made from my leaves and grass clippings. If I get the seeds spaced properly so they...
  47. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    Ok guys, now check out Alton Browns Food Network version. He did a little ash arranging to tune up his method for the network.

    Skirt Steak Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Cutting / Groving / Siping R-4 for snow

    That is a beautiful fireplace! Now, how did you get the tractor in your living room? :eek::eek:
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    Loader Re: CK35 Loader Problem

    You're livin' on the edge of glory if you're aggressively back dragging. If damage does occur in the future please share with us, so we can all learn from your experience.
    My concern is, it...
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    Re: frozen ignition key switch

    Heat the key up. Insert into ignition switch. Key should melt the ice. Repeat.
  51. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    Have you seen the Alton Browns method for grilling skirt steak? Watch his video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5y2voEWJ6U#t=53
  52. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    There actually is one more grill setup for rotisserie. Total of 4 :confused2: This grill is propane powered and is the backup grill. Charcoal reigns supreme here.
    This grill was given to me in...
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    Loader Re: CK35 Loader Problem

    There is a particular tractor that is immune to this potential damaging effect of aggressive back dragging where the hydraulic cylinders are near full extension causing the bucket edge to be 90* or...
  54. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    Awesome.......tender, moist, juicy & flavorful. :licking:
    I recover all the juices from the drip pans, refrigerate them, skim the cooled fat off and have some delicious clear juices to drizzle over...
  55. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    Here's the Christmas cook. Three rotisserie's; one ham, one turkey & two chickens.
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    Loader Re: CK35 Loader Problem

    I was fortunate. When I purchased my first tractor a wise old heavy equipment operator advised not to back drag with the cylinders extended to the point where the blade of the bucket is angled back...
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    Loader Re: CK35 Loader Problem

    CK35 is a lot more powerful than a CK20. It's a very vulnerable position when the cylinder rods are extended. I have seen much larger machines with bowed cylinder rods from back dragging and the...
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    Loader Re: CK35 Loader Problem

    I'm wondering what the hydraulic pressures (psi) were set at. Is the pressure relief valve functioning properly.
    I'm thinking a relief valve should have kept the loader from that type of damage. ...
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    Loader Re: CK35 Loader Problem

    Can you post some pictures?
  60. Re: I've seen the (LED) light & gone to the other side. Light bar, flood & strobes...

    These 36watt LED oval work lights were $38, they are currently $33.50. Orders are currently "fulfilled by Amazon" which means Amazon has them instock for more efficient shipping.

    Don
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    re: Christmas mystery ( cub cadet from **** )

    A wise man once wrote: "Never throw the mother-in-law under the bus (or tractor in this case) in a public online internet forum to be viewed as a permanent record, in perpetuity, for the remainder...
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    re: Christmas mystery ( cub cadet from **** )

    The moment I read the mother-in-law was operating the tractor my rabbit-ear antennae went up. I certainly can understand diverting the spotlight away from the mother-in-law :thumbsup: but totally...
  63. Thread: CK2510-CK27

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    Re: CK2510-CK27

    I have turf tires on my CK30HST. I've been totally satisfied moving snow in 4WD, not loaded turf tires, with a 3 point rear blade.
    Last winter was the snowiest winter on record here and my CK30...
  64. Re: Overdue Tweaks, Enhancements & LED lights on my CK30 HST

    Took some better pictures of new LED running lights this evening. I think they will serve the purpose well. For 6 watts throws a lot more light than the original 5 watt bulb.
  65. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    A few rotisserie related websites:
    Specializes in everything rotisserie.
    OneGrill - Rotisserie Motors and Spit Sets, Grills and BBQ accessories.
    A dad that loves to rotisserie
    Rotisserie...
  66. Re: Overdue Tweaks, Enhancements & LED lights on my CK30 HST

    As an addendum to my LED light project from last winter,

    I wanted to add some additional light near the ground on either side of the front tires. Plenty of light out front from the overhead...
  67. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    AKA: Drunken Turkey (Smoked with Jack Daniels oak barrel chunks) :drink:
  68. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    Temp: 300 to 350 degrees. Time:3 to 3.5 hours Weight:14 -15 lbs. I've been part of the Weber Nation for 30+ years. Times and Temps are approximate. I do check the breast meat for doneness (160...
  69. Thread: BBQ Smokers

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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    Food for Thought. Cross spit rotisserie smoked(Jack Daniels Oak Barrel Chunks) turkey on 26" Weber kettle. :licking:
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    Re: Ok here's the pics

    Hey Kevin!

    Can't believe it's been 10 years. Congrats on the new upgrade! Enjoy!

    Don
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    Re: About 1 in 100 breast cancer cases are men

    Jim,
    More positive thoughts and prayers sent your way.

    Don
  72. Re: I've seen the (LED) light & gone to the other side. Light bar, flood & strobes...

    Info from TMH lighting website: TMH-LED-R-36W-TMH Technology Co.,LTD

    Amazon link: Mine is the TMH 36watt oval. There is also a TMH 60watt version for $10 more.

    Amazon.com: TMH CREE LED work...
  73. Re: I've seen the (LED) light & gone to the other side. Light bar, flood & strobes...

    Welcome David! I believe you have your question answered! :thumbsup: I will say....... I'm very pleased with my set up. It has all worked out quite well.

    Don
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    Re: are weber grills worth the money

    I've been grilling on Weber charcoal grills for 35+ years. I just finally let the bottom half of a Weber grill (that came from my parents) go to the curb only because I backed into it and ripped a...
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    Re: Creating a Lake

    I see an early resemblance of a 'Timber Kings' episode as seen on the Discovery Channel. :thumbsup:

    Timber Kings

    As always Eddie, I thoroughly enjoy your projects!!

    Don
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    Re: Russian Kioti Girl

    It's affecting your speech. :laughing:
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    Re: Tomato Cages

    I use cattle panels from tractor supply. I count off three squares and then cut from top to bottom. I use 3 of these cut panels to form a triangle to slip over one tomato plant. Then use one 2x2...
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    Re: Russian Kioti Girl

    Those are the 'tractor beams'. They draw you right in.............:rolleyes:
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    Re: Tomato Cages

    I use cattle panels from tractor supply. I count off three squares and then cut from top to bottom. I use 3 of these cut panels to form a triangle to slip over one tomato plant. Then use one 2x2...
  80. Re: I've seen the (LED) light & gone to the other side. Light bar, flood & strobes...

    Thanks for the clarification! It all makes sense now. :thumbsup:

    Don
  81. Re: I've seen the (LED) light & gone to the other side. Light bar, flood & strobes...

    I'm not understanding. A 6" bar over the light as a visor to shield the light from falling snow?? Yes?

    Don
  82. Re: I've seen the (LED) light & gone to the other side. Light bar, flood & strobes...

    Thanks for the compliment!

    Don't like LED lights for there inability to melt snow? Here's one solution::thumbsup:

    363689

    I have seen a lot of chatter about the finned aluminum housings used...
  83. Re: Overdue Tweaks, Enhancements & LED lights on my CK30 HST

    Thanks for the compliments guys!

    I've read some questions in the past about where to tie in for power(+). I'll share how I connected. I used an 'add a line' w/fuse. See pic:

    363686

    I used...
  84. Re: I've seen the (LED) light & gone to the other side. Light bar, flood & strobes...

    Out of the entire project I was really pleased with the switch box. It became affectionately known as the waterproof box with the hole in the bottom.

    Link for UK Ultra boxes: ...
  85. Re: I've seen the (LED) light & gone to the other side. Light bar, flood & strobes...

    It was your post I saw about the light bar. Thanks for posting the info! The light bar is the 'flood' version. ExplorationOutfitters had a couple listed on Ebay which included a complete wire...
  86. Re: I've seen the (LED) light & gone to the other side. Light bar, flood & strobes...

    Hi Paul! (4shorts)
    Your work is inspirational! Almost a religious type experience! :)
    Thanks for the kind words! It means a lot!
    Don
  87. Overdue Tweaks, Enhancements & LED lights on my CK30 HST

    I replaced the OEM tool box behind the seat with a short ammo box that about triples the space. Pic has original tool box on top of the newly installed box.

    363655

    I came up with a dry...
  88. I've seen the (LED) light & gone to the other side. Light bar, flood & strobes......

    This project started as an update of my original tired halogen based light bar. It encompasses a new waterproof electric switch box, new switches, 30 watt LED light bar, 36 watt LED rear work...
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    Re: March 1, Happy National Pig Day!!!!!

    In honor of National Pig Day:

    How would you treat an ear infection in Oscars' ears?




    Survey says: Oinkment !
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    Re: Trouble Loading Thread Pages

    Comcast installed their new gateway modem/wireless router today. Difficulty surfing TBN still persisted. So........downloaded Firefox, which I'm using at the moment. First look, surfing TBN...
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    Re: Trouble Loading Thread Pages

    Comcast is scheduled to replace their modem(that I rent) tomorrow 2/27. I'll report back with the results.....
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    Re: Trouble Loading Thread Pages

    Looks like the concensus is to forget about internet explorer and move on to something else. So far it's Firefox by Mozilla....
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    Trouble Loading Thread Pages

    I can load the forum index pages OK. But....when I go to load a thread it appears for a nano second then disappears. Running windows 8 and Internet Explorer. Any thoughts?

    Bear with me if I...
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    Re: Baby Pig. Now What?

    In the 'hood that would be known as: PigFiti ! :laughing:

    Don
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    Re: Out with the OLD in with the NEW.

    Nice! Stay cool........and dry. :thumbsup:

    Don
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    Re: Out with the CK30... In with the DK40

    Congrats Jim!!! Enjoy your new helper. :thumbsup:

    Don
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    Re: BX25D. Mod #1 and continued.

    Oh man I'm sooooo envious. That must have been so cool. Its a wonder you didn't take up flying! I have 128 hours on a Cessna 185 Skywaggon. I wanted to do my private license but that's the one thing...
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    Re: AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    I would recommend gorilla tape for an upscale, long lasting repair. :thumbsup: Although, I've only seen it in the color--black.

    Don
  99. Dealer Welcome J&R Tractor of Monroe and Milan, MI into the Kioti Dealer Pack!

    :welcome:
    Good to see the dealer network expanding. Good for the Kioti brand and good for J&R Tractor! :thumbsup:

    Don
  100. Re: Stupid (read: unexpected) ways to hurt yourself with your tractor.

    I had to remove my toothbar....................my knee's couldn't take the abuse. :ashamed:

    Don
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