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    Ford Bronco back by 2020

    Anybody think they'll serious consider one? 22 Ford Bronco Is Confirmed | US Cars Today
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    New (to me) Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC

    I'm still working on my "ugly beads" from the thread by that name, and as I noted there, was tired of listening to the engine on my Hobart Champion Elite every time I wanted to weld something, so I picked up an Everlast PowerArc 200ST. I'm probably going to be loaning the 200ST to my father for...
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    Kioti PX9020 Tier 3, how?

    I searched and couldn't find anything on this, so here goes. I'm getting close to being done with all the heavy dirt work I needed to do, which means I won't really need a full size backhoe, dozer and dump truck parked in the barn before long. The short version is I've been moving a couple...
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    Ugly beads, critics welcome...

    Okay, so I've finally started learning to stick weld, and figured I'd give some of you a chuckle, or maybe you can make suggestions. I've spent maybe three hours putting down beads, so it's a huge understatement to say I have a lot to learn. The bottom six were with 1/8" E6011 set DCEP. The...
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    The dozer search...

    I posted some of this over on the Heavy Equipment Forum, and I know a number of folks are on both sites, so I apologize if you've already read this, but I'm hoping for a different perspective here. If I listen to some of the folks over there I'll wind up with a new D10 that won't fit in my barn...
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    How to find mechanic for pre-purchase inspection?

    I know this section is primarily about buying/pricing/comparing compact tractors, but I think the topic applies pretty equally to any farm/construction equipment....if it needs to go somewhere else, I'll apologize in advance :) Long story short, I'm shopping for another dozer. I had one, sold...
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    Flying Subaru....sort of

    Words don't do this justice! The guy wanted to listen to his turbo while going through the tunnel. I read somewhere that a bystander waved at him to slow down right at the tunnel exit, but it was too late (you can't see this because of the glare). I guess he's never heard of counter steering....
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    A tale of two 5yd dump trucks....

    Okay, maybe it's not exactly a tale so much as looking for advice/comments. I'm looking for a 5yd dump truck that will primarily be used to move fill and asphalt millings on my property. I may use it to run to the local quarry (l10mi or so), but that would be about the farthest I can see going...
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    Space Coast (FL) Fly Fishing?

    I'm a lifelong fly fishing fanatic, but have never done any salt water fly fishing before...all rivers, streams and lakes so far. I just scheduled a class in Florida that will have me there for two weeks in late Sept and early Oct. Anybody have leads on good guides, places to consider, etc...
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    Best day of month to buy a trailer?

    I know it sounds silly, but do you think there's a time when you're more likely to get a deal (thrown in spare tire, a few bucks off, whatever) when you buy a trailer? I'm looking at dump trailers, and I'm not in a major rush, so if there's anything I can do to negotiate better, I'll consider...
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    Firewood: To split, or not to split?

    That is the question <sorry Shakespeare fans> I don't use any firewood for heat right now (may change eventually), but I have a LOT of trees that need to be cut down, or cleaned up....mostly standing dead Ash, and Maple. In the past I was having friends, neighbors, and coworkers come by with...
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    Implement Storage Shed Thread?

    A while back someone posted pictures of a really cool implement shed they made, but I can't find the thread. It had multiple levels, sort of like pallet storage racks built in. Does anybody remember that, and know where the thread is?
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    Negotiate with dealers on used equipment?

    I've been researching and looking at used backhoes for a while now, and tomorrow I'm going to take a look at a couple I may be interested in buying. I'm bringing a buddy who has owned a number of backhoes (a bit of everything else as well) and if things are good, I'm going to talk money. I...
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    Cheap Genie scissor lift

    Pretty sure I scored on this one....1999 Genie GS 2646 with 618hrs, for $1k. It needed batteries, but after installing them everything works except the 120v outlet on the deck (which doesn't run off the batteries). My neighbor bought it from a guy who painted airplanes (why it's covered in...
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    Tubeless valve stems for backhoe?

    I'm trying to help my neighbor who isn't very Internet savvy, and think I have the answer, but figured asking can't hurt. He bought new tubeless tires for the front of his JCB 214S backhoe, but he's not sure what stem type is required (it had tubes before). I grabbed el cheapo micrometer and...
 
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