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    Bought a couple of surplus generators

    Good on you for the pick up :) My son and I scored 2 MEP-003's several years ago. 10kw diesels. They are built like tanks and weigh 1000+ lbs Like yours they came on tilt trailers and had been completely refurbed then put in a warehouse where they were eventually auctioned from (FT Meade in...
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    L3800 - 6" wheel spacers

    Thanks for the update :) I have 3" spacers on my L3800 and have often thought I should have gone for 4".
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    Sicma Phoenix HD T10-66GE Tiller w/reverse rotation - Connecticut

    Used once last fall to put in my new front lawn, less than 3 hours. No longer any need for it. In 'as new' condition. No excuses. It did an awesome job on lawn to be. Full disclosure - I ripped the 30 yr+ untouched soil with my box blade first and removed all the rocks before tilling...
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    Yesterday. Would you buy and EV?

    I hadn't heard that. What is your source for that information?
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    Posthole Digger Best Value Compact 35hp 3-Pt PHD?

    Too far to deliver mine to you :)
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    Posthole Digger Best Value Compact 35hp 3-Pt PHD?

    where are you located MailmanX?
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    bucket tooth bar: EA wicked root ("continuous tooth") vs standard tooth design

    I have EA's subsoiler and Wicked Tooth Bar. That said from what I interpret from your post I wouldn't use either one. I think I would use a box blade's scarifiers to rip up and loosen the ground. Then the box or back blade to move the material. I have used the bucket / toothbar to move a fair...
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    W. R. Long

    It might be useful to name the company you had all the problems from. . .
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    Post Hole Auger "Nice to Have" Features?

    I've had a few pto phd's. My current one is a practically new Land Pride PD15 that I picked up super cheap on Craigslist. Compared to the last no-name, beat up one I had for my last tractor (also from Craigslist) this one looks great. Operationally? Meh, they both do the same thing. I had about...
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    Compact Tractor Dealers Ignore Two-thirds of Their Potential Website Customers, Industry Survey Shows

    lol, the company I work for does that and we are not unique. We call it 'activity based costing'. We know how much gross profit $ every customer generates and from that we subtract: cost of carrying their receivable (the longer they take to pay, the more it costs us) cost of picking their orders...
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    Compact Tractor Dealers Ignore Two-thirds of Their Potential Website Customers, Industry Survey Shows

    Hello 5050, I have had the same insurance company for more than 40 years. I knew the owner very well and always started any coverage questions with him. Nice guy. Very successful agency. I figured I knew my business and he knew his. Then I had a car accident. Didn't seem like a big deal. Other...
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    Compact Tractor Dealers Ignore Two-thirds of Their Potential Website Customers, Industry Survey Shows

    If you needed a product that required ongoing technical expertise that you didn't have, my guess is you would be less sensitive to the purchase price and more sensitive to the quality / technical competence of the seller. On the other hand if you were shopping for some generic item that...
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    Compact Tractor Dealers Ignore Two-thirds of Their Potential Website Customers, Industry Survey Shows

    My $.02 from a very aged consumer What you say may all be true but I haven't been in a car dealership (other to pick up a new vehicle or service) in over 10 years. I'm never going to go to a dealership to buy a car. Sure the dealers don't like it - too much leverage to the consumer. The...
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    Box Blade

    I've been very happy with my Top n Tilt from Brian at Fitrite. I also purchased a 3 valve rear remote kit from him. He was most gracious in helping this hydraulic newbie when I did the install. Just an fyi, his lead times are looong but I have yet to find anyone say a negative thing about his...
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    Box Scraper Changing angle to use rippers only

    fwiw I redid about 3/4 acre lawn last spring in tough CT soil. Plenty of good sized rocks and no lack of roots near the trees. After killing everything with Roundup I used the box blade pretty much the way he demonstrated: I was able to remove tons (literally) of rocks and rip up the surface...
 
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