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    Kubota ZD28 Losing Power

    I have a Kubota ZD28F zero turn mower with 700 hours. I believe it is a 2005. Just recently it started losing power after a period of use. Basically it will run fine then after some time, maybe a half hour or so, it will start to periodically lose power, almost to the point of cutting out. If...
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    BATWING OWNERS: How do you have your hydraulics set up?

    I have often entertained the idea of some day getting a batwing. I have 3 sets of rear remotes. My dealer told me I didn't really need that for a batwing but I could basically spool the two wings to be controlled with a single remote. But I kind of like the idea of using a separate lever and...
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    ATTN FARMERS & AG GUYS: How do you grow grain?

    I'm mainly just curious. I really like the way wide open fields of grain look. Gives me a warm feeling of deep American pride. Abdundant amber waves of grain are just beautiful. I know what a grain drill, grain wagon, and auger are by appearance but that's about it. I've seen the big...
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    Really heavy 8' pull-type disc--Any Ideas?

    I have been looking to get a disc harrow for quite some time. I have always thought about getting a lift-type disc. But then I said to myself, "Self, the more weight on each disc the better it will cut." So I think a pull-type would be better. I just recently changed this philosophy from...
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    How do you clean a fuel storage tank?

    I am going to be acquiring a 200-gallon steel fuel storage tank very soon. It has been used to store off-road diesel for farm equipment. This is exactly what I would use it for. . .to store diesel for my tractor and mower. The previous owner has taken excellent care of it and it looks new...
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    How to ground diesel storage tank?

    I'm sure this has been answered here before but maybe not in its own dedicated thread. I did a search and couldn't find much. I am going to be attaining a 200 gal. fuel tank for diesel storage this weekend. I have heard that when you set it up it needs to be grounded to prevent ignition from...
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    I know that chain drag harrows are used primarily for pasture maintenance, dethatching, and seedbed preparation. But I feel sure they can be used for so much more. Does anyone have any good recommendations, suggestions, or experience with uses for a drag harrow? Both normal boring traditional...
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    How do you get rid of barn swallows?

    I have a rather large (~200' x 40') horse barn. Well, now there's no horses in it. But there are about 2 dozen barn swallows which have made it their home! Admittedly the barn is not in the best shape. One of the doors has basically fallen off as have many of the window shutters so there's...
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    Rotary Cutter Bush Hog SBX Box Blades

    Is anyone familiar with these box blades? I was at my local tractor/implement dealer just browsing (drooling) around as I sometimes do on a Sunday when I saw a whole mess of these BBs. They looked to be fairly heavy duty and sturdily built. I don't really have any plans for any severe harsh...
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    Grapple Grapple for pulling out fence posts?

    I have been wanting to remove a bunch of 3-plank horse fencing for about 4 years now. Just never got around to it. I have an open jaw type grapple; like the Millonzi type. I absolutely love it for picking up and moving brush. It is great. But it is essentially impossible to pull a fence post out...
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    Hydraulic Leak at Lift Arm

    This is not the usual "Leak Down" that people have had problems with at their 3ph lift arms where over time they will slowly leak down. I noticed yesterday that my tractor was leaving a spot of oil near the rear when it had been parked. It appeared to be near the left side of the 3pt hitch. I...
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    Bush Hog 2212 Batwing

    Does anyone have any experience with, or knowledge of, the new Bush Hog 2212 flex-wing rotary cutter? I was curious about the cost. It seems from their website that it is available this month. I think it would fill a niche that is void right now. It is a 12 foot cutting width flex wing rotary...
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    Photo Attachment Testing Thread

    I was wanting to experiment with different ways of inserting photos. If anyone wants to use this thread to do the same please feel free to do so. Now for another way to do it.
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    Box Scraper Box Blade Level Meter?

    Has anyone used any type of levelling meter (tilt meter) on their box blades when grading? I was thinking of a means of trying to keep the blade level when the tractor is not to make a level grade. This would be done through a top 'n' tilt type set-up. I was trying to think of how to do this...
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    Draft Control and Disking

    There have been a few disk harrow threads here lately. A couple are mine. I was just sitting here visualizing running a disk harrow and a thought, actually a question, came to mind. I can see how draft control is useful in pulling a 3ph moldboard plow. But is draft control useful, or...