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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Toured three plants near here over a period of many years. Nuke, coal and hydro are all within 45 mintes or so. The nuke plant is TMI and the first tour was while it was under construction. After...
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    Re: need some help from any electricians!!!!

    KW = Kilowatts, KVA = Kilovolt Amperes. KW is real power and KVA is real power plus losses. Another term they might toss around is Power Factor. That's the ratio of KW to KVA.

    A baseboard...
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    Re: Kubota L3200 and RPMs

    I run mine at whatever feels comfortable and works well. While mowing that means anywhere between 1700 and 2400, depending on the grass. There are differences in cutting tall vs shorter grass and...
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    Re: BX2200 Gator Blades

    I run both Gator and OEM blades on the current LandPride 72" as I have on the last LP 60 incher. IWith a few different sets, it's easy to put 3 sharp blades on in a matter of minutes.

    I am sure...
  5. Thread: TMG Industrial??

    by chim
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    Re: TMG Industrial??

    Never heard of them. Maybe I lead a sheltered life:) I did a search and found a company by that name that sells skid steer attachments and party tents. On their website they claim to be an...
  6. Re: Bonehead Move, Need Advice, Loader Quick Attach won't hold

    Would it be easier to use shims between the bump stops where the white arrow is pointing, then apply pressure in the dump direction? There will likely be "spring-back" so increasing shim thickness...
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    Re: Tractor Insurance?

    You might find this discussion interesting:

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/owning-operating/322487-liability-insurance.html
  8. Re: Tractors and Grease . . how to make it less messy.

    When I get grease on a shirt that matters I use either brake cleaner or 2+2. I lightly stretch the cloth over whatever is handy that will keep it fairly flat and hit the spot with a jet of cleaner.
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    Re: Ideas for bending cattle panels?

    I'd try something like this. Lay the panel on flat ground with a 4x4 under it that you can chain to the top of your bucket. Press the cutting edge of your bucket at the bend point and curl while...
  10. Thread: Fluid Film

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    Oil & Fuel Re: Fluid Film

    When I saw your post I did some searching online. After reading the reviews I couldn't resist ordering a 5 liter jug of MX4 from a boating supply place in Florida.
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    Re: Need some help with Kubota Models...

    When I want to see the differences - ESPECIALLY with the B series Kubotas I look on tractordata.com. Maybe there's some logic to the size or HP in relation to the model numbers that I missed on the...
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    Re: Memorial Day is for Flagpoles

    Here's what the repurposed light pole looks like after shopping for flag pole parts.
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    Re: Memorial Day is for Flagpoles

    I deal with this outfit:

    Buy US Flags and Flagpoles at United States Flag Store

    We get HD flags in two different sizes for our two work locations. We built a pole for the facility I work at...
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    Re: Price Check Landpride FDR2572 Finish Mower

    Here's on currently listed for sale. Not Downeast, but "Downhere":

    6 ft Landpride FDR2572 Finish Mower
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    Re: Need an electrian's help

    It sounds like you have a problem with the neutral rather than a "hot" - perhaps a poor ground connection / poor bond between the neutral and ground. From hot to hot you should be able to measure...
  16. Re: Actual stories of lawsuits for doing tractor work for hire.

    I hope to never need it, but I have insurance coverage. A very small oops with the FEL or RFM brushing someone's car could easily cost thousands of dollars. I switched insurance companies when the...
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    Re: Backfilling an eroded water runoff

    No personal experience, but I've seen fields where the farmer formed a swale and seeded it with grass. The grass is a permanent planting and the crops have a skip in them in order to avoid...
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    Re: L3301 can't pull itself in high gear!

    Something doesn't sound right. I sometimes mow with a 6' deck in 3rd range.
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    Re: 250' water line: got some questions

    Our water line is about 100 yards long. I opted for 1" black poly line. One piece with no joints was appealing. Allow the pipe to acclimate after backfilling before making the connections. An...
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    Re: Best little tractor for a big guy

    At 6'4" and 260# the L3200 works well for me. I had to modify the seat mount on the B7500 I had to get a little more room.
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    Re: Near Miss-Ford truck stripped out Spark Plugs

    I just swapped a Ford F150 company truck with 329,000 miles on it for a Tahoe another guy didn't like (long funny story). The Ford still runs strong and uses a quart of oil in 4,000 miles. That's...
  22. Thread: Removing Stickers

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    Re: Removing Stickers

    When we sell our used company trucks we remove the logo, name, truck number and phone number from both sides. This is what we use, and it works very well. It works best to use light pressure and...
  23. Re: LED light install on ROPS using Magnets on NH Tractor

    Very nice and clean installation. That mounting position didn't work for me. Lights mounted behind me created way too much reflection - especially when I turned my head - because I wear glasses.
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    Re: smaller new tractor or larger used one?

    I have sufficient HP with the L3200 to run a 6' RFM. I doubt that an L2500 would handle it. Anyone out there have experience with that?
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    Re: ? about HST/Hydraulic Oil for L3901

    My loader is off except when I'm using it for something. It does see frequent use, and I'd bet it doesn't lose more than a few ounces of fluid in a year. Too small an amount to consider. I mow...
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    Re: After one year....

    Happy belated Birthday. Between the two tractors I average around 120 or so hours per year total.
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    Re: B series: need advice asap

    Are you sure about those figures? My Landpride FDR1672 has a blade tip speed of 18,130FPM, which is very close to many ZT's. I have a difficult time picturing a zero turn would mow my 3-1/2 acres...
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    Re: Rebuild a generator?

    Not a generator, but interesting pricing. We have a bunch of 19' electric scissor lifts at work. The hydraulics are powered from a DC motor. The lifts range from 3 to 6 years in age and repairs...
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    Re: Land Pride FDR1660 vs AT2572 finish mowers

    The RFM on the B7500 was an AT1560(?) that was used for the best part of 100 hours each year from 2002 till 2012. It was a side discharge 60" and I'm pretty sure that was the model number. Never...
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    Re: May need a new switch to solve this issue?

    I believe jodbg's assumption that the hydro pedal is the culprit is correct. Without foot pressure on it, the switch on it should be in a position that tells the tractor it's OK to keep running if...
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    Re: May need a new switch to solve this issue?

    "Is there a switch that may be faulty or something that I can lubricate?"

    That would be the first thing I'd check.
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    Re: snow pusher vs. rear 3pt blower

    I've never bent anything but small pieces of plexiglass, and for that I heated it. The plexi I've used was on the brittle side and cracked easily. Although it is more expensive I like Lexan. As a...
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    Buying Advice Re: Always two there must be?!

    Can't say it is an absolute need, but at times it's handy to have two tractors. Our little Ford has been living here since 1992. The plan was to sell it when we got the first Kubota in 2002. ...
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    Re: snow pusher vs. rear 3pt blower

    I carry two zippered bags under the seat. One has a few tools and pins for normal operating. The other has a bunch of shear bolts and nylock nuts for the blower, along with wrenches to fit them. ...
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    Re: snow pusher vs. rear 3pt blower

    For driveways and other places that aren't 40' wide the blower has been a great tool. I do a couple parking lots at the church. I can do some of it with the blower (cut a path in, some perimeter...
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    Re: snow pusher vs. rear 3pt blower

    I made side extensions for the FEL to use it as a pusher. They attach with one bolt each, so it's easy on and off. Picked up a used 64" Pronovost rear blower and wired up a linear actuator and car...
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    Re: Hydraulic Pressure Releaser

    Hello there w5773. Soddy Daisy - My Dad was there on a temporary assignment for Armstrong back in the late 60's. He said the people there were some of the nicest he'd ever met.
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    Re: Tractor with cab,snowblower & mower deck

    Congrats, and you'll have fun next Winter! Don't be too sure it will take that much longer. What size deck will you be using? Your property is roughly the same size as ours and with a 6' RFM I can...
  39. Thread: Chains Off?

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    Re: Chains Off?

    No chains here, but the blower came off and the RFM went on a few weeks ago. Our winter here was a bit disappointing. Mowed one time so far (front 2/3 needed to be evened up a little). Raining...
  40. Thread: Rear finish mower

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    Re: Rear finish mower

    My experience is different with MMM vs RFM. The only MMM I've had was on a linkage that allowed the deck to fully float (up/down/left/right/front/rear) and the weight of the deck wasn't really on...
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    Re: Basics on concrete and cinder block walls

    I'd be very tempted to pour the walls with rebar turned up into them from the slab. If you go into them while scooping the stored material they may not hold up well in the long run.
  42. Thread: Axle nut

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    Re: Axle nut

    These two methods have been listed on TBN and helped me. I used the ATF/Acetone on stuck muffler bolts and it worked well. Applied it several times over days. I also had success with wax on a fan...
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    Re: New project 1975 Ford 5000

    On the tractors I've had, the chains (and doohickies) worked in tension rather than compression. In the picture, the left arm is prevented from swinging to the left in this manner. The right arm is...
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Blade or Rear Grader Blade?

    I had a project that involved leveling and redistributing a fair amount of material. I bought a used box scraper, did the project and sold it for what I paid the previous year. It would have done...
  45. Thread: 3 acreas mower

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    Re: 3 acreas mower

    Had 2-1/4 aces for 25 years and it took between 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 hours with 3 different 5 foot decks - one belly and 2 RFM's. A few years ago we added adjacent land and and now mow 3-1/2 acres. Went...
  46. Re: How should I attach a 9500-lbs winch to an MF135?

    I'm sure you've considered that the pulling force the winch generates needs to be applied to the tractor below the rear axle centerline to prevent the winch from raising the front wheels. I suppose...
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    Re: Back blade question

    It might work fine as is. I have a 6' blade on my little Ford 1210 and I thought a 5 footer would be max. It wouldn't get far scraping dirt or crushed stone. For snow it's great.
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    Re: Snow removal with a 3 pt blade

    A rear blade works pretty well. Our driveway is about 100 yards long and I plow for some nearby neighbors. It's all I had for 10 years on my Ford 1210 and I got by. Next 10 years I had a B7500...
  49. Thread: Door Painting

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    Re: Door Painting

    We refreshed our family room a few years ago and the biggest pain was painting the doors and trim. I always like oil based paint for this work, but now everybody wants to sell the latex low VOC...
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    Re: Road tractor driving

    The Trailer Shoppe in Leola is near me and it seems there's always something appealing there. Even at 66 years of age, more than a few of those around me think I'm still a kid, and Wifey laughs at...
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    Re: Road tractor driving

    For about 10 years I drove my Kubota B7500 half way around the block (country block, not city) during mowing season to cut MIL's 5 acres. I rigged a strobe in addition to the factory 4-ways. After...
  52. Comparison Re: If you couldn't choose your brand tractor . . then who ??

    Yes, I threw that in as an afterthought. It struck me as humorous that someone in a previous post (with a location listed as Florida) would say "LS tractors start in cold weather". Sort of like...
  53. Comparison Re: If you couldn't choose your brand tractor . . then who ??

    Last time I bought was 2012 and I seriously shopped Kubota, Mahindra, Bobcat and Kioti. The Bobcat would be sitting in my shed now if the dealer would have cooperated.

    By the way, I'd expect ALL...
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    Re: finish mower vs. sickle bar

    6" to 12" or so aren't parameters I've had to work with. I have about 3-1/2 acres that is pretty much just a big yard and usually keep my grass around 4" with a finish mower. The L3200 handles a...
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    Re: Battery Wiring Question

    At the risk of not having this thread reach 25 pages, I searched for info on the scissors lift in question and found:

    "POWER PLANT
    Permanent magnet DC motor with thermal protection,
    4 hp....
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    Re: Battery Wiring Question

    rutwad, if you must continue heading down the "gotta make it work with three 12V batteries" road, please wear a face shield.
  57. Re: Just created a S corp and what to do with my tractor?

    On this site there is a lot of information on tractors and equipment that is generally good. I'd go back to your CPA for this discussion.
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    Re: Cab for the Montana

    It's what I prefer - steel and glass. On this one I didn't do any of the work, just told our welder what I wanted. He's a real craftsman and the fit and execution are really good. He has been out...
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    Re: Most Useful Minor Additions to Tractor

    Handy minor additions for me are two zippered tool bags. One holds general pins, etc. and the other has shear bolts and wranches for the snowblower. I haven't found a place that suits me to fasten...
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    Re: Cab for the Montana

    It's been a while and our shop had some work for paying customers that put the cab fab on the back burner. We scrambled to get it close enough to done for that snow we had a few weeks ago. That was...
  61. Thread: 1910 split

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    Re: 1910 split

    That setup sounds different from what I'd expect to see. I have a 1210 and the driveshaft to the front diff got sloppy (end to end movement) years ago and made a lot of vibration noise. It worked...
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    Re: Battery Wiring Question

    I'm pretty sure the lift wants to have four 6V batteries.
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    Re: Question about masonry restoration

    "Some mortar repair" is difficult. There are many places where only a portion of the joints were done and it sticks out like a sore thumb. Although it would be a big job, repointing the whole...
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    Re: Kubota L3540 rear snowblower question?

    Bought a snow bucket for the company on Friday. It is about the same width as the factory bucket on the Montana, but can scoop up nearly twice the snow. They had a wider bucket but I'm sure the...
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    Re: How's everyone doing with the SNOW

    What is the difference between a right and left chain? The last set I had looked like a pair of twins.
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    Re: How's everyone doing with the SNOW

    Loved it!
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    Re: Brush Fork DIY Build

    Here's an example of that. My "bucket hooks" are 3 sections of heavy angle with slots to drop the chain into - long piece in the center of the bucket and a short one closer to the loader arm on each...
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    Price Check Re: 1987 Ford 1920 4wd selling price?

    In this particular case, yes. It's laying on top of the mower deck.
  69. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    Here's a thread from a little over a year ago that covers some things on insurance coverage I ran into.
    ...
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    Re: How did Kubota get such a large market share ?

    I didn't read all the previous pages, but here's my take:

    4WD
    Decent Price
    Durability
    Diesel (when many smaller tractors were gas)

    Three guys at work bought them back in the 70's when small...
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    Re: Kubota L3540 rear snowblower question?

    Thanks for the tip. Appalachian has a couple of clicks to get there but here's what they carry:

    American Attachments | Skid Steer Attachments

    I was looking for a snow bucket for the tractor at...
  72. Re: Ethics on clearing neighbor's drive ways and private lane

    Our church has two parking lots and some neighbors have begun to think one of the lots was built to provide them with off-street parking. At first it was only 1 or 2 cars, but the numbers are...
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    Re: Benefits to lights on your tractor.....

    I travel a little over a mile to do snow removal at the church. I never use the LED work lights on the road because they'd be something I wouldn't want to be driving towards. The tractor lights...
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    Re: Just picked up a Kubota L3600 on the cheap!

    Congrats on the tractor! If mine doesn't easily come out of 4WD I use a method someone here mentioned if my FEL is on. Press down with the bucket to raise the front wheels off the ground then apply...
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    Re: 1st big snow of 2016 this weekend

    I thought I posted this, but couldn't find it. Neighbor shot this of me clearing his driveway. The last 3 days have been fun. Sunday was driveways and church parking lot. First two days this week...
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    Re: 3PH Snowblowers - pros and cons

    My current setup is a rear blower and FEL. Each one is too handy to not have and that prevents me from wanting a front blower. Next time I get a birthday cake it will have 67 candles if the cake is...
  77. Re: Wimpy tractor pulls out tracked bobcat skid steer in the snow

    OP said bucket fell off.



    I set up equipment rentals with our vendors. Before our recent snow I had a request for a skid steer from one of our projects where we were doing demolition and...
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    Re: Show your 1/23-24/16 snowstorm PICS!

    Short clip clearing the neighbor's driveway:

    Long Bob_zps1dwsz52i.mp4 Video by jim_miller7 | Photobucket
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    Re: 1st big snow of 2016 this weekend

    I'm 20 minutes East of you (well, maybe 4 hours in this weather) and it's been impressive. I was out earlier and blew the driveway but it doesn't look like it. Even with the cab warmed to...
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    Re: Its time east coast

    Had the doors back on the cab and blower on for months waiting for this. A few finishing touches like mounts for the snow shovel, put the bag-o-parts for field repair of the blower under the seat...
  81. Re: How do you prove you own a tractor in the state of Ohio?

    Tractors have S/N's. I have a bill of sale from the dealer. If at some point I sell it I can generate a bill of sale for the buyer. If it means enough to the buyer to do so, we can go get my BOS...
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    Re: Keeping a cab clean, how do you do it?

    And watch your step! We have a place we send vehicles occasionally to get "detailed". I drove one (a pickup with vinyl seats and rubber mats) when it came back. Apparently the word "detail" is...
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    Re: Do drunk people get hypnotized by flashers?

    I've had this happen. To add insult to injury, when I was able to see them the cops were flailing their arms impatiently because I didn't proceed through the scene as fast as they'd have liked. ...
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    Re: Keeping a cab clean, how do you do it?

    I don't have to deal with mud very much. In three seasons here the tractor gets used for mowing weekly and that means the leaf blower is used for the clippings that end up on the driveway. A few...
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    Re: Where To Buy RAIL in Florida?

    Thanks, but that IS the MKII model:)

    The first rendition shown below with a previous Kubota wasn't as user-friendly. The I-Beam is part of the original made from two pieces of I-Beam that were...
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    Re: Where To Buy RAIL in Florida?

    There are things other than rail that could work. Here's something I cobbled up. The old pipe flange provides more weight and adjustment for rotation.
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    Re: Benefits to lights on your tractor.....

    I don't see any problem with a manufacturer to do research here - whether or not they sell directly to the public. Their products are eventually bought by the general public and manufacturers have...
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    Re: Geothermal - what if?

    Around here if you circulated cold water in the slab I'm sure there would be times that the floor would be wet from condensation in hotter humid weather.
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    Re: Benefits to lights on your tractor.....

    Good point. Many buyers may not opt for lights if it's a $300 add. I use my lights year round. Some side lighting is nice . I've done mowing way after dark frequently. I also added a dome light...
  90. Thread: Snow for Sale.

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    Re: Snow for Sale.

    Be glad for it here if we could get reasonable shipping rates.
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    Re: The blurry line between CUT and UT???

    Let me throw something out there. Gladehound posted what could be considered the definitive answer to the mystery. We do have other things that come into play:

    1. We love acronyms. To have a...
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    Re: Glue for electrical pvc conduit

    We have done many projects over the last 40+ years. Specs for buildings (schools, colleges, offices, etc) usually call for solid copper up to #10, and stranded for larger sizes, and years ago...
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    Re: Glue for electrical pvc conduit

    Please see below for the manufacturer's suggested use of their solvent cement. Carlon caters more to the electrical industry and Oatey goes bigger. Oatey has gray that is approved for 30" pipe. I...
  94. Thread: Linear Actuators

    by chim
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    Re: Linear Actuators

    Here:

    CAR SEAT 3-12VDC GEAR MOTOR

    I did some moification to the shaft of the motor and to the snowblower crank as well. It works fine.
  95. Thread: Linear Actuators

    by chim
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    Re: Linear Actuators

    The min / max indicates you need 8" of movement. The LA can be lengthened using a solid extension. It may be easier and less expensive to find an actuator with the range you need and then modify...
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    Re: Possible danger of tractor side exhaust

    It'll be more fun running the tractor. When I ran my Ford 1210 (with the horizontal muffler that discharged out the front) the exhaust smell was pretty strong much of the time. The muffler finally...
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    Re: Heater Hoses in tractor Cab ?????

    Mine has 3 valves. One is in each heater connection and one in a bypass line that can be opened to short circuit the water when heat isn't wanted. For warm weather the two valves below the heater...
  98. Re: L3350 just clicks when trying to start sometimes it starts though

    OP looks like a "One Post Wonder", but will add my similar problem was a safety switch on the hydro pedal that needed a little adjustment.
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    Re: Snow removal advice for a newbie

    Hand Shovels
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    Re: What is your favorite flashlight?

    You have the larger model. Here's the one I bought:

    https://www.heltontool.com/Dewalt_DCL040_Work_light_p/DEW-FLS-DCL040.htm?gclid=CPrm3Ijh_skCFQ6SaQod32sKDg
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