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  1. Thread: Apple Thief

    by Ken45101
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    Re: Apple Thief

    We have been here 14 years and only saw a fox once, in the first few years we were here. However, I recently installed a game camera on the driveway and it showed a fox a couple of times,...
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    Re: Windows 10 Bah Humbug

    FORMAT C: /S
    Install LINUX
    ;-)
  3. Re: Cutter vertically mounted on loader bucket...

    I have been toying with an idea like that for years. The closest I've gotten was a 6 hp horizontal shaft engine that I was going to mount a blade on. But the more I looked at it, the more I feared...
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    Re: Only With TBN Projects Happen

    I agree, good mod and looks great.

    I also agree that welding is a tremendously useful skill around the equipment. I waited a dozen years too long.

    However, for doing decent welds on heavier...
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    I was not thinking of the President physically present, that would be chaos. But rather written or verbal orders originating from the White House to do something you feel is either unconstitutional...
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    Isn't that the "I was only following orders" response which the Nuremberg Trials said was not legitimate justification?

    I know that the most publicity was given to the high ranking officers but I...
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    The way I read the differences in the oath, enlisted men swear to follow the orders of the President even if they are questionably unconstitutional and unlawful.

    Officers are only sworn to uphold...
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    Re: Fence line trimmer

    That's what I was thinking, the bucket movement up and down on rough ground would either raise it up to the fence or into the ground. Besides mounting mine on the 4 wheeler, I have also tried side...
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    Re: How to move a 2-ton block of concrete?

    A backhoe may have enough lifting capacity but only at certain positions, such as low and close in. It may have significantly less capacity at a position to get it off of the truck.
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    Re: Fence line trimmer

    Nice. I have experimented trying to attach a walk behind string trimmer to a 4 wheeler. Operation has not been very successful.
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    ^^^ Good point. Am I reading too much into it, or is the difference between the EM pledge and the officer's pledge worrisome?






    Fortress USA

    Tremendous natural resources and...
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    Re: Kubota zerk grease fitting size

    If the Zerk flange is part of the seal, you might need a flat washer instead of a lock washer.
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    Re: Kubota zerk grease fitting size

    Rather than grind it down, why not just put a lock washer under it?
  14. Re: Can you use "smart phone" without the internet part?

    One additional benefit, even without a normal carrier connection, the phone can still be used in emergencies to call 911. All carriers are required to accept and handle 911 calls from all phones...
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    Re: Paving a long driveway

    concrete done right will outlast asphalt many times. But strips require twice as much manual labor doing excavation, forms, etc. By the time you get done, the labor savings may exceed the cost of...
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    Re: LED magnetic mount light bars.

    I had the same thing happen almost 50 years ago with a made in the USA fire department issued red light. Magnetic mounts are not as good as a more solid mount. That's what I did, pop riveted it...
  17. Re: Does the f250 Super Duty make the f350 obsolete?

    We had a F250SD when we bought our horse camper. The salesman assured me our truck would pull the trailer just fine. He was right, it PULLED the trailer okay but the rear end was soft on even very...
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    Re: Ability to climb and descend steep grades.

    Sorry, experience is not the dividing line. Good sense is. I have a friend with years of experience. He has rolled his 4 wheeler several times. A few years back, we were checking a horse trail...
  19. Thread: Wood storage

    by Ken45101
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    Re: Wood storage

    Personally I think closing in on three sides slows down seasoning.

    I use one of the $800 carports.

    Here is a neat and inexpensive idea. Designed as a shelter for animals, it would also be...
  20. Re: Experience with Taurus Firearms Warranty and Customer Service

    Exactly, it depends on your luck. My frequent carry gun is a Taurus 605 (j-frame revolver). Good reliable gun. I've had it for 20 years. HOWEVER, it took TWO REPLACEMENTS from Taurus before I got...
  21. Re: Generator question (household wiring to be more accurate)

    If you pull the meter, how will you know when the power is back on? No neighbors in sight here.
  22. Re: Generator question (household wiring to be more accurate)

    While that works, it is flat out illegal and dangerous, lethally dangerous. What if someone (wife, teen, whomever) decides to "check to see if the power is back on" and flips the main breaker? It...
  23. Thread: Winches

    by Ken45101
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    Re: Winches

    I just used the winch on the Kubota RTV900 a couple of days ago, here on the farm. I was checking the edges of the horse pasture and took a short cut on a trail through the woods. It was too muddy...
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    Re: My Ice storm/ generator lessons

    I know what you mean about the extra weight however, that can help provide security: the heavier unit is less likely to walk off than the lighter one.

    Have you actually measured the fuel economy? ...
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    Re: My Ice storm/ generator lessons

    Either choice is within specs for your regular utility voltage.
  26. 3pt problems, need t o use draft control for full 3pt movement

    My Kubota M5040 has been acting weird for a while. Although the toplink is attached to the top hole (draft neutral), I cannot get the lower arms to move to full raise or lower positions without also...
  27. Re: Tracked Skid Steer shopping ... your input please

    I have a Deere 325 with OTT and have not seen a problem like that although I do not keep the tracks super tight. OTT will give you much better traction in mud than rubber tracks. You can get...
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    Re: leveling rough ground

    As others have said, it depends on how rough it is and the soil type. I had a deeply rutted field (10" tractor ruts made in mud but dried up). I first disc'ed it, then drug a old piece of chain...
  29. Re: kubota rtv 900 front axle cv joint replacement

    I have the same problem. How much does Kubota want for the replacement unit?
  30. Re: Generator - Neutral Question ~ 2 Generators

    Actually you were clear. Hoewever, adding a box with a main breaker will still be illegal (and unsafe). There MUST be an absolute positive lockout that prevents the generator power from going to...
  31. Re: Generator - Neutral Question ~ 2 Generators

    It sounds to me that you are NOT using a proper transfer switch, otherwise the 220 line from the pump house to the main panel would not be energized when running the well from the generator. If I...
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    Re: Looking at new truck

    I am less worried about being pulled over than I am about overloaded tires blowing out. With a dually, you have four tires to share the weight. When we bought our horse camper, I could feel the...
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    Re: Looking at new truck

    With a gooseneck trailer, watch out for the tongue weight. We had a 3/4ton and when we bought the horse camper, the rear axle was overweight even without water or horses! We upgraded to a 1 ton...
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    Re: Looking at new truck

    With a gooseneck trailer, watch out for the tongue weight. We had a 3/4ton and when we bought the horse camper, the rear axle was overweight even without water or horses! We upgraded to a 1 ton...
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    Re: Need help clearing rocks

    I would start with a rock rakeBradco 66" Skid Steer, Skidsteer, Rock Bucket, 3" Tine Spacing Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach
    You can rent them.

    Once you get the majority out, then a powered...
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    Re: Tow behind propane weed burner

    For a driveway, I agree with an earlier post, spraying glycophosate or 2,4,D would be safer and less expensive.
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    Re: Tow behind propane weed burner

    If I may ask, what are you planning to use this on? A field of weeds? Have you considered the consequences of a fire getting out of control? Of the tow vehicle stalling or having some mechanical...
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    Re: allowable weight on a gooseneck?

    ^^^ that's the issue we have, I have a sharp breakover starting down our driveway. Very, very little clearance and the trailer is a bit high in the front.

    IMO they should make them with a bit...
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    Re: Diesel oil comparison JD vs Rotella

    Well Deere recommends an extended change interval (twice as many hours) so if the cost is double, you come out a bit ahead (save on filter and labor). Not sure if cutting your sales volume in half...
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    Re: Diesel oil comparison JD vs Rotella

    I suspect the Deere oil may be a little different with some additional additives+. In their skid steers, they use the same Plus 50 oil for the engine, hydraulic system oil, and chain case lube. ...
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    Re: allowable weight on a gooseneck?

    Now that is interesting. Although my data pool is small, It seems that gn horse trailer blowouts tend to be the rear trailer wheel. Also a lot of horse gn trailers are a bit high nose which tilts...
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    Re: allowable weight on a gooseneck?

    Mikesee, yours makes sense to me, GVWR is the axel capacity plus the pin weight. But my trailer had the GVWR equal to the axle capacity. Are the axles overrated, or did the manufacturer do it...
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    allowable weight on a gooseneck?

    I have a 14K GVW gooseneck trailer. Each axle is rated 7,000#. The trailer empty is 5000#. If I load 10,000# on it, (15,000 total weight) 1000-2000# will be on the hitch and the truck rear axle...
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Rotary Cutter storage

    I would worry about the universal joints in the drive line more than the paint. And the slip clutch. Paint would be third. Mine are kept under cover. The 6' Woods is 16 years old and still looks...
  45. Re: Drone view of the neighborhood from last weekend.

    Fantastic video, thanks for sharing. I would love to have something like that to check on our horse herd, etc. It might be good for checking on trespassing hunters too while staying warm :)
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    Re: Favorite Stupid Craigslist Experiences

    Years ago I called someone selling firewood by the truck load. A woman answered. I asked her how big of a load it was, she responded with "I don't know but the truck has a lot of gears." ?????????
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    Re: MICE invaded our pickup!

    I had them get into the fuse box under the hood of our C3500. Mouse urine corroded the connections....

    We have had multiple instance of them getting into the heater fan on our Jeep Grand Cherokee...
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    Re: Will this harm my tractor? PICTURE

    Is it really worth the hassle and risk to clean under the deck? I have a 15 year old B2710 that's never been cleaned.
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    Re: Had to Beef-Up my TSC CarryAll Frame

    definitely reasonable and a nice welding job. When mine failed years ago, before I learned to weld, I just added a second, heavier piece of angle iron bolted on inside of the existing angle. That...
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    Re: Had to Beef-Up my TSC CarryAll Frame

    You definitely improved it and strengthened it with the gussets. But I think the whole angle iron upright is the next weak point that will twist. It may be perfectly adequate as you have fixed it...
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    Re: Had to Beef-Up my TSC CarryAll Frame

    I think the weak point is that the lift pins are on angle iron. Square or rectangular tube would be a lot stronger.

    Not saying you didn't do a good job, just answering your question as to where...
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    Re: Dozer or excavator

    If you rent a machine, you are at the mercy of the weather. Buying used and selling later takes the pressure off of the timeline. YMMV
  53. Re: .22 LR Ammunition - any updates on availability?

    Either we are being told lies about manufacturing volume (i.e. .22 production has been reduced) or there continues to be massive hoarding. I can't figure out any other answer because it sure doesn't...
  54. Re: .22 LR Ammunition - any updates on availability?

    Availability seems to have picked up somewhat but the prices are way too high for me (10/cent a round). I stocked up before the shortage and still have it, I just haven't been shooting at all!
    ...
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    Re: Impression of a Razor 900

    A friend just traded his when it needed the THIRD fuel pump at $600 each. I know nothing more about them other than they seem to be more speed/fun machines than work machines. My firend...
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    Re: Bought a B21, have a few questions

    Messicks lists them
    Kubota: B21 Owners Manual, Part # 32721-63117 | Messick's
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    Re: oxy acetylene refills or new?

    It varies from one ou tfit to another if they want proof of ownership. local TSC just takes your word for it. I had no problem swapping out an out of date 100# propane tank.

    If all you are using...
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    Re: Storm scare....I need some thoughts/opinions

    The induced charge in the ductwork and beams could be just from the airborne lightning strike, not from something in the ground. I hear my ham radio antennas start to arc long before I actually...
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    Re: Subsoiler/middle buster/pipe(wire) layer..

    I made my own with a 1" piece of pipe that I bent and welded to an old subsoiler that I don't use any more. It worked well for shallow burying antenna ground wires (#14 THHN ham radio antenna). I...
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    Re: Water line easement -- why?

    We already have water from the road on the other side of the property. And there are no fire hydrants out here either although this line would be big enough to support them. I don't think...
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    Water line easement -- why?

    Our rural water company would like an easement to run a new line across the back of our property. (We already have service to the house on the other side of our property.) This new line would be...
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    Re: $150M Award in Chrysler Lawsuit

    When corporations drag their feet because they have analyzed the situation and it's cheaper to pay the lawsuits than to fix their mistake, yes, it takes bigger settlements to get their attention. ...
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    Re: Trenching with the BX, backhoe question.

    Be extremely careful moving it downhill while in neutral, there is a dangerous risk of it rolling off out of control! I don't have that interlock on my B21 and I have done the reach over and push...
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    Re: Used utility pole sources?

    Have you checked with your power company? Our horse club just got a trailer load free from one of our member's power company (we are going to use them for tie lines at the horse camp.) He said...
  65. Thread: Ball Size

    by Ken45101
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    Re: Ball Size

    2" balls do not come in the higher GVWR ratings.

    One drawback to 2-5/16 hitches is that it is possible AND DANGEROUS to hook them up to a 2" ball by accident. You can't do it the other way...
  66. Re: How to safely discharge a HVAC start/run capacitor?

    Buy your wife a couple of warm sweaters, that will cost a LOT less. Even in more mild weather, think of all the extra wood you are using. If she wants 80 degrees, she should be helping cut, split...
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    Re: How's everyone doing with the SNOW

    Don,

    thanks for sharing, it may help someone else to avoid a disaster. I don't know how they compare but my B21 seems narrow and tippy to me. Fortunately, I have never found out just how tippy...
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    Re: ROPS Liability...

    An improper weld can affect the integrity of the underlying structure.

    Any welding at all, or drilling, voids the certified strength of the structure. Sure, probably not a major issue, but...
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    Re: ROPS Liability...

    Well welding on something like that requires a certified welder and probably involves a welding engineer to write the specs. It's cheaper and safer to just replace it.
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    Re: Track performance in snow

    Once you get good at it, about a half hour per side. Most people use ratchet straps to install them but there is an installation tool that helps. The local Bobcat dealer sells a tool which speeds...
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    Re: RTV 900 snow plow?

    I'm sure that would help a lot! Unfortunately mine gets stored on an uneven dirt barn floor. Once I start using it, at least it gets parked on the concrete garage floor which does help a lot.
    ...
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    Re: Cat 1 implements with 9540 or 7040?

    You can hook it up fine. Although I mostly use my M9540 with a batwing cutter, I have had cat 1 attachments on it.
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    Re: RTV 900 snow plow?

    I have the Kubota (Curtiss) blade on my RTV, manual angle change and that's no big deal. Once on, it does a good job and we have 2200' of concrete driveway coming up a steep hill.
    ...
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    Re: McMaster Carr shipping

    Yes, Amazon's free shipping is definitely on the slow side UNLESS you join their Amazon Prime. With Prime, they provide free two day shipping.

    Yes, Amazon Prime does cost you $99/year up front...
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    Re: Log splitter buying ?

    True, but I very, very rarely used the standalone in a vertical position. It just didn't work well trying to move and position big rounds by myself.

    On the 3pt splitter, I added a Harbor...
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    Re: Log splitter buying ?

    As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I have a 3 pt mount Timberwolf TW3-HD. The 3pt is a major drawback for when something else is on the tractor (e.g. bush hog) and you want to split for an hour...
  77. Re: ugh.. Discovery Channel Alaskan Bush People hype / BS

    You mean the fools that the scriptwriters created out of thin air, right?

    I watch very, very little TV any more, a couple of hours a week at most. None of these overdramatized fantasies.
  78. Thread: CFL Rant

    by Ken45101
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    Re: CFL Rant

    Now don't forget, you have to properly dispose of those old CFLs. You can't just dump them in the trash.

    Around here, there is NO place to take fluorescent bulbs, I have a couple of dozen old 4...
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    Re: Post hole auger, What did i get?

    You really don't want the auger bolt shearing off and leaving the bit buried 3' deep in a hole ;-) At least for mine (a different brand), the shear bolt is where the drive shaft attaches to the...
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    Re: TV "remodeler" shows

    Well it seems to me that ALL TV is designed for sensationalism and not for useful information, no real surprise there. Be it home improvement (?), NEWS, documentaries, whatever. As an ex volunteer...
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    I very much expect that you will. The way the government is spending money they don't have, inflation will be bad, very bad. We will think of these as the "good old days".

    Who knows, by...
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    Get out the pellet rifle?

    Shoot the Colibri that's been sitting on the shelf since the last century?
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    Re: Kubota 2003 B21 TLB

    The manual appears to be available as a free download at http://www.manualspath.com/get~kubota-b21-owners-manual.pdf
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    Re: Where do you buy bullets?

    sgammo.com has .32 in stock. They are good people to deal with.
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    IDK, I refuse to buy .22 ammo at these inflated prices. My last .22 purchase was 5000 rounds in January of 2013 at a bit over $50 a brick. The thing is, at these prices (11 cents/round), I refuse...
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    Re: The Ugly undeniable Truth

    Location, location, location.

    Let me guess, the pictures were taken in the Arctic, right? Meanwhile, the Anarctic ice is growing significantly.

    As usual, the "sky is falling" advocates have...
  87. Re: 19 years MARRIED and counting I FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT !!!!!

    You are missing the obvious:
    SHE IS THE BOSS
    SHE IS THE BOSS
    SHE IS THE BOSS

    You have missed that for 47 years? I doubt that. If you two lasted that long, she had it figured out a long time...
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    Re: Log splitter buying ?

    If I were doing it again, I believe that is what I would do. I agree about the Honda engines, at least that is the reputation.

    One significant advantage of the 3pt splitters is the ability to...
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    Re: Log splitter buying ?

    So much depends on how you operate and when you split wood. I bought a Timberwolf TW-3 3pt splitter a couple of years ago. Great machine but I've been regretting the purchase. Since I usually have...
  90. Re: Chain snafu, and new review for tirechains.com

    When I was equipment officer for the volunteer fire department, it was my responsibility to put the chains on the fire trucks. Usually by the time I got the chains on, the streets were clear and I...
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    Re: Time to Chain Up the Kubota

    Actually one key doesn't fit "all" although there is a tremendous amount of commonality. My B21, B2710, M5040 and M9540 all have different keys, as do the RTV900, ZD322 and the KX-121-3 (mini...
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    Bucket Hooks Re: Grab Hook question

    You can weld a short piece of angle iron (4"x4"x1/4") from the top edge of the bucket to the gusset behind for reinforcement and then weld the grab hook onto it.
  93. Thread: LOG WINCH

    by Ken45101
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    Re: LOG WINCH

    Impressive! Looks great although I would be worried about all that weight hanging far behind the tractor. While your 3pt may be rated at 7000#, I believe that is for a load 24" behind. The...
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    Re: Retiring in Aiken South Carolina

    Perhaps you have already covered it, but IMO an important attribute of an area for people our age is healthcare facilities. You don't want to have to travel 75 miles to see any specialist or go 100...
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    Re: Snow shoveling heart attacks

    Yeah, but my biggest problem is getting that darn plow mounted on the vehicle! I want a plow for the quick attach on the skid steer. Oh, wait a minute, then I'd have to take the heavy steel tracks...
  96. Re: Finally an article that puts numbers to the argument of Min Wage

    What's gained is votes from gullible voters, sound bites on TV, etc.
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    Re: BX25 for rent at a home Depot

    OMG, you have to be joking! :( How ridiculous, why do you people put up with that?
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    Re: Antifreeze Question Tap water vs distilled

    I guess you are not a believer in "acid rain"? Distilled water is pretty cheap, and if you care enough to not use tap water, I would just buy it. It's cheap insurance.

    Around here, it's on...
  99. Rear Blade Re: Broken box blade - worth fixing? and if not what to get?

    Absolutely! I started out with attachments from TSC on a 45 hp tractor and was a "frequent flyer" at the local weldshop :( When I started buying stuff rated properly for the tractor, things...
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    Re: Winter Forecast

    You also had tire chains back then and people knew how to use them!



    Hey, that's called "green", using solar energy for snow removal.....the JUNE sunshine! LOL
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