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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Absolutely. I modified my van to run dual fuel back in the 70s when there was a "gas crisis" and so many stations were out of gasoline. 80 gallons of propane, plus 36 gallons of gasoline - I had pretty darn good driving range before needing to refuel. Drove this van for 32+ years. I no...
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    Buying a new truck ? Times have changed.

    Yup. Got a good friend with a 2017 Chevy Bolt (EV) he bought new. Two years ago he was contacted by GM and told to park the car away from his buildings because there was a good possibility the battery could catch fire. They would contact him when a replacement battery was available. Despite...
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    Something I don't understand about applications of below 40hp tractors

    About 1950. My Dad plowing with only TWO horsepower!
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    Cool Nature Photos

    Nevada speed goats trying to decide which field to graze first, in Nevada's Kings River Valley.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    You are doing a lot of assuming. I did not spend much time driving at 55. I did spend a lot of time sitting in construction zones, fuming at the delays, with engine and a/c running but either stopped or barely moving. When not in a construction zone the cruise was set at either 75-77 or 82-83...
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    Recommended wood stove brands

    I have two wood stoves...sitting out in the barn, doing nothing. You must have a ready supply of cheap firewood. Firewood where I live has to be imported these days. $360 - $400 a cord when you can find it. I used to drive 240 miles one way up into Oregon to get my firewood but now even that...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Exactly! ICE engines have come a long way in the past few years. If someone had told me 20 or 30 years ago, when I was driving pickups with 454 or 460 engines and getting at best 12 mpg, that I could have a truck that got better than 20 mpg, could go 700 miles on a tank of gas, and still have a...
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    Should I even think about 2 wheel drive

    Something no one has mentioned yet...if you use a front end loader, 4wd is a big help. When on soft terrain, if you pick up a bucketful of heavy material, good luck on being able to back up the tractor if it is only 2wd. Had that experience many a time with my old 2wd John Deere. That heavy...
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    Recommended wood stove brands

    Most of us have gensets for emergency/remote power. My power goes out all the time. I have a small Honda genset I can sit out on the deck and I installed a "thruport" that I can plug the genset in to, and the pellet stove plugs into the same thruport inside the house. Keep fumes away from the...
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    Tractor worked on by dealer today & won't turn off!!!

    Go to this site and download all the manuals for your unit. (It is listed under L3010, L3410, L3710, L4310, etc.) Read the owner's manual, should tell you all you need to know.
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    But...we are slowly overwhelming Nature by sheer numbers. If the population of us humans on this old earth continues to explode the way it has in the past 1000 years there is NO WAY the available natural resources will be able to cope. In the past 60 years the world's population has more than...
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    Latest grab by auto manufactures

    Absolutely! Below is a shot I took of my GPS unit at a reservoir here in Nevada. The reservoir was built in 1974 - yet nearly 50 years later, Garmin GPS maps still show the roads that used to exist before the reservoir was built, running through the reservoir. Well, good luck with that. This...
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    Put it in a container and sell it to you as table salt? "Sea salt"?
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    Change e-mail address

    Nope. We all got a letter from the ISP, warning us that as of 1 February 2022 any and all emails would no longer be available and telling us to either save all the emails we wanted to keep in some kind of file, or forward them to the new email address. Direct quote from the letter: "As of this...
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    Bush Hog blades not swinging freely

    I mow 50 acres of desert once or twice a year...lots of dirt, dust, badger mounds, etc. so I have this problem also. To keep the blades swinging freely I drop the front end of the tractor down into a hole which raises the mower up into the air so I can get underneath it. I then move the blades...