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    Where to buy fluids?

    I misread the manual - transmission FLUID only needs to be swapped at 400hrs ... break-in/50hrs only changes the transmission FILTER. it was transmission fluid i can't find ... so i guess i'm OK for now. motor oil wasn't as bad for availability - Rotella 6t has good opinions; I ended up with...
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    Where to buy fluids?

    zombie thread - but figure i'd post here before creating a new one what is everyone using now - I agree with OP, i'd like to use what the manual specifies. However, i can't find ANYTHING from that list** well, i can see a couple vendors at > $150/5-gallon for the MobilFluid424 ... hoping for...
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    Oil & Fuel Hydraulic oils

    zombie thread - but figure i'd post here before creating a new one what is everyone using now - I agree with OP, i'd like to use what the manual specifies. However, i can't find ANYTHING from that list** well, i can see a couple vendors at > $150/5-gallon for the MobilFluid424 ... hoping for...
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    New Kioti CK2610 HST- A few problems

    I spoke with the dealer - he had a couple thoughts (besides this being a common problem) do *not* use the clutch. He said on the larger ck10's there is not even a clutch lever at all ... his take was it's basically an "Oh Sh!t" lever - disconnects everthing. he volunteered what i read from...
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    New Kioti CK2610 HST- A few problems

    New ck2610, about 15 hours so far. Same problem: very difficult to get into gear from neutral. For me, from neutral to Low succeeds about 1/3 of the time; into Mid or High, almost never without some "pumping". I have been doing this by: start in neutral depress clutch; cannot push into gear...
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    The Little Tractor that could, CK2510

    Funny how this works - i have just sand and easy soil; and we will be buying a couple rocks like this for a firepit area. Always greener, lol.
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    nOOb to chaining down - is this sufficient?

    based on what observation do you say this? chains are 5/16, with 5/16 hardware. WLL of each is 4700#. Divide by half due to "attached from vehicle to load". So 2350# per chain There are 4 chains, giving an agregate WLL of 9400#. Tie-down loops (used in the back) are 6300# each (in the...
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    failed locking pin on locking chain grab hook - am i doing it wrong?

    Let me emphasize that although i have a technical background, i know nearly nothing about the "right" way to transport. The first points in my OP are that standard grab hooks obviously work fine, but given the option for "standard grab hook" -plus- "retainer clip" i'll choose the...
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    nOOb to chaining down - is this sufficient?

    I have a technical background, and understand statics and dynamics. I don't believe that's the issue here. And for what it's worth, i did google (well, DuckDuckGo for me). What i find, unsurprisingly, is lots about statics, and also lots about what various orientations of parts (hooks, etc)...
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    nOOb to chaining down - is this sufficient?

    I'm with you there - never considered using one chain with an un-anchored / 'floating' clevis ... I'm using a chain & binder at each of the four corners
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    failed locking pin on locking chain grab hook - am i doing it wrong?

    5/16 chain in a 5/16 hook The hook is advertised as "5/16" not "5/16 to 3/8" (I don't pretend to know the exact difference here but it makes sense its not 'loose' width-wise on the 5/16) Does anyone else think it looks mismatched, or have a similar locking hook they could share a pic of when...
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    failed locking pin on locking chain grab hook - am i doing it wrong?

    FWIW here is a better pic of the (import) hook i have: I see a few domestic mfg's that have a better (more space between the grabbed link and the locking pin) design, albeit at (much more $$) grade 100: or a totally different design that looks a lot more robust (and if the 'pin' DOES get...
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    failed locking pin on locking chain grab hook - am i doing it wrong?

    pretty new to chaining anything. For my grade70 chains i dedicated to my tractor's trailer, i bought 'locking' style clevis grab hooks because it makes setup a tiny bit easier (no dropped hooks before i get it snug), plus theoretically in a "bad event" where there was a some momentary slack...
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    nOOb to chaining down - is this sufficient?

    OK, this seems minimally sufficient. I don't love: The single contact on the rear (draw bar); seems plenty strong, but not as stable as two (?). Good angle on the chains, though On the front, there is just no factory frame or axle location that can tie down at a 'good' angle (to the proper...
 
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