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    Trailer Lights Gurus--Got a Question.

    Bear in mind again that there is no power to the 4pin trailer connector UNLESS the pickup lights are ON. The trailer lights all work perfectly then. Nothing can work if there is no power. The issue has to be in the pickup wiring, right?
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    Trailer Lights Gurus--Got a Question.

    Double checked the polarity and it is correct.
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    Trailer Lights Gurus--Got a Question.

    Edit: I knew this topic had the potential for an interesting discussion but I'm starting a headache. :)
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    Trailer Lights Gurus--Got a Question.

    But the blinkers and hazards etc should work even if the pickup lights are off. (Ignition on) Right?
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    Trailer Lights Gurus--Got a Question.

    I think with all comments and things considered, the issue is no power to the trailer unless pickup lights are on. The brown wire in the pickup's trailer connector will not show 12 volts unless the pickup lights are turned on. I'm thinking now that the issue is the aftermarket trailer light...
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    Trailer Lights Gurus--Got a Question.

    None of the light functions such as turn signal, brake lights, hazards work unless the pickup accessory (ignition) switch and light switch are on then all functions work correctly.
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    Trailer Lights Gurus--Got a Question.

    I'm not following you here. What are you saying?
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    Trailer Lights Gurus--Got a Question.

    The ground seems to be good. It's a 4pin connector and everything works correctly as long as, at least, the "park" lights" are on. I'm wondering if the light designer/manufacturer is "assuming" that no one still drives a pickup with manual lights, (My wife tells me about all the things...
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    R14 Tire Durability

    Yes, as mudking alludes, better check the rolling radius of the old and the new fronts. Edit: The stiff skid steer tires might make your tractor front end bounce like a lumber wagon? Edit II: Might stay with R14's and not drive over fence post stubs. Sorry :)
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    Trailer Lights Gurus--Got a Question.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FTJ59L1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Installed these lights on my little utility trailer and everything works correctly except the tow vehicle lights have to be on for any trailer lights to work. That wasn't the case with the old...
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    Attaching implement with hydraulic top link

    The best part of having hydraulic top link is discovering all the things that its useful for.
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    Clutch Slip Confirmation

    The trick is to apply just enough spring pressure that it will slip if it has to in order to protect the drive line but not slip in normal conditions. That sometimes requires a little bit of trial and error and readjustment of the spring bolts.
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    Clutch Slip Confirmation

    I think that would be a safe assumption but might suggest looking at the owners manual online for some other brands of rotary cutters. See what they recommend as a procedure for adjusting the clutch springs.
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    Anything better than wire nuts?

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mechanical-Conn-Set-Screw-10-18-AWG-PK10/699424804?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1884&adid=22222222222126282542&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=e&wl1=o&wl2=c&wl3=74354542314934&wl4=pla-4577954111288578:aud-807615483&wl5=&wl6=&wl7=&wl10=Walmart&wl11=Online&wl12=699424804_100...
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    Lawn Irrigation Water Damaging Trees and Shrubs?

    Can arsenic be filtered out or does it require a treatment process?
 
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