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    kioti running hot

    OK ... I only had 1 acre remaining to mow today. This would be enough, given the experience of the last few days, to get the engine over temp. I am happy to report ... I finished the entire acre without getting above the marked "normal" operation level :) I've attached a pic so you can see...
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    kioti running hot

    Yesterday, I replaced the air filter and blew out the radiator. There was quite a bit of crud in the fins. I'll get a chance today to see if it solves my problem.
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    kioti running hot

    I bought 20 "rough" acres to prevent a pot grower from setting up shop next to my property. It was bulldozed to clear trees and left as a complete mess. It is a mix of grass and every weed known to man. It is quite thick and average height at this time is about 18 inches. Everything is in bloom.
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    kioti running hot

    Haven't had a chance to check this as yet.
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    kioti running hot

    Checked it today. Knocked out enough dirt to plant a garden :) This will be on my list.
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    kioti running hot

    Temp scale is bracketed low/high and has 2 dots for normal operating range. My temp runs almost to the upper limit of the bracketed display ... just below HOT. The mower has only been used 2 seasons ... couldn't have hit more than a few hundred rocks! Not easy to get under one of these beast...
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    kioti running hot

    Good suggestion. Thanks. The screen(s) are clear. Kioti designed those so you can only remove one and shake it clean - unless you unhook an air hose. I modified mine with a Dremel so I can slide both of them out in the field.
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    kioti running hot

    DK50SEHST with Landpride mower RCR1872 I cannot keep the engine temp under control when brush hogging. I do have to say it's 98 outside right now :) I'm mowing in Low and have varied the RPMs from 1800 to 2400 - even raised the deck an inch or two and narrowed the mow bite to about 5 feet. It...
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    Hay Farmers getting out of farming

    To whom much is given, much will be required. - Luke12:48 If not the United States ... Who?
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    Hay Farmers getting out of farming

    I have no need for hay - so I have others come cut/bale/haul out. The property, for me, is not about making money ... I am retired. All I want is for the grass to be cut. My goal is solely to bring in enough money to provide enough herbicide/fertilizer to make the grass desirable. This is...
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    Upcoming Wedding - advice needed

    I am sorry to hear that. We are all just one bad decision away from ruining our lives. My daughter made the biggest mistake of her life by choosing the wrong guy. I NEVER liked him. I told her, after the first meeting, to dump him because the furthest thing from his mind was opening her car...
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    Upcoming Wedding - advice needed

    Congratulations. I've always found smaller ceremonies - both weddings/funerals - to be preferable. Each of these events can easily be exploited via emotions and see many thousands of dollars wasted. Of course - each to their own. Above all else ... I hope your daughter has found a GOOD man...
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    I was young once

    If you don't remember "Mazeppa Pompazoidi's Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting" you were never young!
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    Big Cars are killing Americans

    The more I see the title of this thread - the more I want to correct the premise. "LITTLE" cars are killing Americans.
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    Barn construction- wood/pole or steel structure?

    I went with a pole barn. 30x50x12 with 10' doors. Finished interior and fully insulated. $30k
 
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