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    Wooden Fence Posts

    Call your local Home Depot. Ask if they have a Toro Dingo with the auger attachment. The only issue you might have is the smallest auger on it is 8" You didn't say what size posts you were putting in. If they're under 2 1/2" a gas powered post driver works well. Our local HD has both.
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    Hydraulic Issues Continued

    "Shucks, it makes you nearly as old as the tractor. By now that's getting to be a bond. Sort of like our old JD. Have you decided that it is a keeper yet? Thanks for the compliment. I'm 20 years older than the tractor. If I threw it away today, I got my money's worth out of it. I'm thinking (or...
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    Hydraulic Issues Continued

    I'll look into that. I have two filters that I switch back and forth. They are really easy to clean but having two lets me do each one very thoroughly. Usually I do that yearly, but now that I think about it, I didn't do it this past spring. The filter is never real dirty, but it's worth looking...
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    Hydraulic Issues Continued

    Well, I tried the "don't do that" method and have had a great spring and summer with the tractor. I've needed more than ever with skidding out dead trees along with the usual garden duties that SWMBO puts me through. Today, however, the "don't do that" method didn't work. Parked with the front...
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    Honda TRX400FW Starting issue baffling me.

    I'm so sorry for not reporting back on my battery issue. The store replaced it for me. And I've got to say that I feel so damn stupid for being so stubborn as to not see that, as many of you pointed out, I had a bad battery. I'd be happy to take some verbal slaps upside my head, or I told you...
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    Honda TRX400FW Starting issue baffling me.

    I have been unwilling to believe the battery is bad as I just bought it in February. Sometimes, I'm too damn stubborn for my own good. For testing, I've been putting the battery in my garden tractor. The CCA are not the same, but if it tried to turn it over, I assumed it was good. Today I...
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    Honda TRX400FW Starting issue baffling me.

    Wow. five more days of vacation and all I did until today was yard work AKA honey-do's. Finally got to my issue this afternoon. I removed, cleaned, and put DE grease on all the connections. That changed nothing. I then took Dirttoy's advice and did the jumper cable test. Again, nothing. Last...
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    Honda TRX400FW Starting issue baffling me.

    Was able to work on it this afternoon. The battery tests ok. I pulled out the wire from the solenoid to the starter. I found no cuts or breaks. I put an ohm meter to it and registered zero ohms as it should. I did the same thing on the negative wire without pulling it out. No cuts or breaks. The...
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    Hydraulic Issues Continued

    Once I got the tractor back to a level surface, the issue resolved itself. It took 24 hours, but at least I can get going again. Part of what baffles me is this only started happening about 6 years ago. I've owned the tractor for 28 years. (Good Lord, I guess that makes me old). I will look for...
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    Honda TRX400FW Starting issue baffling me.

    Thanks for all the replies. The battery was replaced just before winter. That being said, I will still start there. and work through things. I did try to cross the solenoid. Absolutely nothing happened, not even a click. I'll post my battery check etc when I get it done.
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    Honda TRX400FW Starting issue baffling me.

    I bought a 2001 Foreman 400 a few years ago. Up until this past December I've had absolutely no issues with it. One fine day I went to plow my driveway. It started right up as usual, I drove it out of the garage, went about 30 feet and it died. When trying to restart it, it would barely turn...
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    Hydraulic Issues Continued

    I've started threads about my issues with the hydraulics on my L225 before. Each time, with your help, I think I've solved it. Alas, I easily fool myself. I have an L225 with an FEL that is an occasional use tractor for us. Mostly spring and fall when working on mulching or cleaning up gardens...
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    Kubota hydraulic issues

    Ahhh, finally a day off to try to tackle this. I was going to try the hose and jug idea but as I was thinking about it I realized the supply and discharge lines to the pump are not hoses. With the larger pipe being the supply, I disconnected the smaller pipe. When I turned over the engine, I...
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    Kubota hydraulic issues

    Hi all, I have a Kubota L225 with a Johnson Workhorse model 10 FEL. Now that the weather has finally warmed up around here I can finally get to some things I need the FEL for. My problem is my hydraulics are not working. I first thought it was some fluid had leaked out, but I was only about a...
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    Toro GT2300 bogging down

    Should I order new valve guides when I order the other stuff I need? Of course when I looked up new push rods on ereplacementparts.com, I found two different numbers. My engine model 735 is listed, but the 4 numbers after the dash (0011 in my case) is not listed. I also examined the cylinder...
 
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