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    Hydrostatic quirk or total nonsense?

    Sunandsand - you have some good questions here and have demonstrated a willingness to learn. I think you'll do well with you tractor. The Handyman author on the other hand should not the be writing an advice column about operating tractors. Maybe he's knowledgeable about other things, but not...
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    you girls don't think this is too much do you?

    Only used 30 minutes per year!
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    Electric vehicles during a disaster

    It makes you wonder though: What if we started our love of automobiles with electric vehicles when in its infancy (which was a real possibility)? Could you imagine everyone's arguments against petroleum powered vehicles now (if there were a need for them) when 100 years of infrastructure was...
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    Father left this world

    Sorry for your loss Sig. I think you've been an excellent son. Can't say I didn't shed a tear at the end of your post. And good on your Dad for living a great life. As tough as this time is, celebrate his legacy. Sounds like a heck of a guy!
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    Replacing 1 tire - or 2?

    If the tires are ok, just one leaker, I'd throw tubes in both fronts (the other will start as soon as you fix the leaker). If you replace the tire, do both. The tire diameter between the two shouldn't cause much undue wear (front to back is more critical), but again, the other tire will soon go.
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    new ranger review?

    Arly - is that a typo? you said in a post above 23.5 mpgs. Either way, not bad for a mid-size 4x4. I see the GM mid size trucks are new for 2023 and using a similar powertrain to complete with the Ranger. I hope they get mid 20's for mileage.
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    Should I trade my L2501

    Thanks for the write-up Mike.
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    Is 25hp enough?

    My 25Hp machine is great for loader work. It has enough power to spin the loaded tires in low, and enough grunt to move itself and load pretty quickly up scary steep hills (as fast as I care to go). Where it lacks is PTO power. She bogs down in heavy grass with a five ft rotary brush cutter or...
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    Kubota l3800 horrible seat replaced

    Nice! Is that a boat seat? My vinyl just started to pull from the seat bottom and I have never be happy with the seat ride, vinyl cover and position (need ~ 1 inch backwards).
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    Running My Manual Feed BearCat 554 Chipper

    Nice Dodge! Cummins? Nothing like a small dump truck for general work. Beats the pants off of a regular pick-up truck. I have a baby chipper (rated to 4inches, but comfortable at 3") attached to a DR Field mower. 15 HP, no self feed. But it works great for my own work at home. I like having it...
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    JD 185 service questions

    Check simple stuff first, is the drive belt on correctly? If looped in the wrong direction, it might be spinning backwards.
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    They health benefits of "Dairy Free" was all pure nonsense

    I agree that people need to do what works for themselves. There is a lot of hookum out there. Over that last few years my weight has been getting out of control because I have a high stress job that involves virtually no activity and love to eat. I've tried the gym and virtually every diet out...
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    Getting Warm

    My air filter looked OK, but it was gray with carbon from the exhaust. The L2501 is great because it lacks emissions equipment, but it sucks because it lacks emissions equipment. Besides the lack of power inherent in a 25HP compact tractor, it will smoke slightly when under load and at start-up...
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    Tractor vs Skid Steer Grapple/Loader operation

    The track loader will run circles around most compact tractors with loaders. But they don't have 3pt hitches and only run PTO equipment out front. Loader-to-loader, you'll be disappointed. What's the likelihood of dear-ole-dad-in-law selling the track loader to you for a family price? You...
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    Getting Warm

    I learned the lesson the hard way. I never expected that build-up to harden in there. Took about an hour with the air-gun on each and every fin to get it clean all the way through.