Recent content by gckshea

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    What causes a circle of dead lawn grass?

    Fairy Ring. It's a grass fungus.
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    face mask for mowing tired of the dust?

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    lowe's wrong chain saw in box

    It's wishful thinking, but the big box stores need to control the fraud by checking receipts against the merchandise returned. It's stupid business to let this kind of thing happen, but they don't care. They sell so much volume, and a few screwed and pissed off customers make zero blip on their...
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    What would you do ?

    @Gee Ray.... best post ever! "Mother Nature trumps Mother-in-Law." Every time!!!!
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    In no uncertain terms...hell no. I can't buy into the lie of "clean energy," or any other excuses used that we need to abandon the petroleum ship. The "carbon footprint" of battery technology, from materials acquisition, transportation, storing, labor, sales, and too- soon reclamation and...
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    Wrong oil! (stupid on me)

    Nope. It'll all work out!
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    Rotary cutter / mower / clipper / bushhog -- blades stopped spinning

    My money is on a sheared bolt that holds the slip clutch end of the PTO shaft onto the input shaft of the gearbox. While the slip clutch is designed, and intended, to dissipate any shock energy to the clutch plates, sparing the gearbox, or and tractor parts upstream of the PTO shaft, it's...
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    Manual tree pole pruner, what's the trick?

    I have a 16' ECHO gas pole pruner with a 12" bar, and it is a bear to handle at full length, especially if you're stretching for that last extra foot. But it is a brute chain saw for its size. I've used it for 8" limbs and it goes!
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    Why not sugar water in tires instead of beet juice?

    Anything dissolved in water will have some impact on freezing point depression. I'm not a chemist but there are ways to calculate the freezing point depression based on the molecular weight of the solute (sucrose), the solvent (water), and percent concentration dissolved. Lots of variables, but...
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    Rotary cutter preference

    My Bush Hog BH-6 has been good, though I got their "economy" model. It has pretty thin sheet steel on the deck, and the rubber flap guard on the front has torn free from the bolts that hold it. Also, I have replaced both the bottom shaft and horizontal input shaft seals already...they leaked...
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    What Is Wrong With People Who Don't Trim Their Zipties?

    To circumcise or not circumcise, that is the question. German helmets or anteaters....such a quandary.
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    Would You Loan It Out?

    No one "borrows" ANYTHING of mine. Stuff always gets broken, maladjusted, torqued, dirty, and takes me pressing for a return! Nope. He gets to go shopping for a tiller now that he's king krap with a tractor.
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    6ft Rotory Tiller not getting job done

    Your slip clutch might well be adjusted too light. A 6 foot tiller in clay/loam, without a bunch of rocks, ought to be going to town and 48hp wouldn't even sniffle. Try tightening the six or eight nuts on the clutch spring plate a quarter turn at a time evenly all around. You'll get to the point...
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    Battery powered chainsaw

    Nice to see an LS Tractor represented. I love mine.
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    Battery powered chainsaw

    I have a Stihl MS120c. It's small, but great for limbing, and trimming, and will take down the occasional 4-8" tree. The bar is 12" with Picco chain, so it can't be rushed, but it has never not ripped into stuff with more gusto than I imagined. I'm happy. And, that battery life is surprising.