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    Hello from Raleigh NC!

    g'day mate
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    A GREAT movie suggestion

    Joe Pickett is an excellent, family-friendly series on Netflix. Joe is a park ranger with a family that has moved to a small town in Wyoming. The gist is that there is something wrong going on and Joe is the only one interested in finding out what is going on. Very well written with some...
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    Is country line stuff any good compared to land pride?

    Yep. My oldest son can buy County Line, will do the maintenance, wash it after every use, and be very careful. My youngest will see an impenetrable obstacle and see it as a challenge. Not sure where the Op lies within those parameters, but all the information here should help.
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    Is country line stuff any good compared to land pride?

    I think the answer lies with you. Frequency and severity of use will help you decide. County Line stuff is adequate if you are a part-time user who doesn't push the limits of the implement. If you are a high-frequency user who works your equipment hard, then maybe go bulletproof.
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    Something I don't understand about applications of below 40hp tractors

    Nailed it. Most everyone worries about HP when starting out (me included) when weight should be the first consideration. When working raw land, clearance or lack of it can stop you no matter the HP or weight. Once you think through it, it makes all the sense in the world.
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    Something I don't understand about applications of below 40hp tractors

    No idea what type or size of these trees but 20' away might be too close. Hire out the initial work and then work with a SCUT. Too many hidden treasures and roots have won that battle with bigger equipment. You might want to do some research here and learn from what others have experienced with...
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    Something I don't understand about applications of below 40hp tractors

    I bought a 38 Hp which has served me well for its intended purpose. I have cleared almost an acre of densely wooded land. I paid to have the drainage and roads finished as well as areas cleared that were too steep for a tractor. Now, I am entering the landscaping phase using a bucket and...
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    Mahindra Backhoe

    That might be difficult to find someone with that experience but hopefully, someone comes along with an answer. Meantime, I would go shopping online for used tractors to see if a Max24 has a 25B on it. If so, you could contact the owner to learn more.
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    Why are hoses hard to connect???

    Yes, stabilzing legs on backhoe. That was the last piece that I 'relaxed' for lack of a better term that expanded all the places oil could go. Towards the end, I also extended the bucket arms and backhoe arm as far they would go before settling them down on the ground. After shutting off...
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    Why are hoses hard to connect???

    I solved the problem for me last week. I absolutely could not get one of the connectors for the grapple to budge. It took me 30 minutes but steps 3 and 4 solved it. 1st Try Lowering the FEL and the backhoe to the ground. Shut off the engine: Jogged both joysticks to completely relax the FEL...
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    What is this?

    It appears to stop behind the lower tree line in various pics but it may be a coincidence. I think the spider web is a good guess but I like the idea of a dome. :unsure:
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    What is this?

    My trail cam takes a picture at 3 pm just to verify it is working. Here is today's pic. Beginning at 6:31 this afternoon this popped up. It happened about 3 more times. Does anyone know what this is? I looks like a dome or air blast. I am stumped and hoping someone will say, " oh, it...
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    Anyone have a recommendation for a GPS tracker for their equipment?

    If it is a tracker you seek Trackr is what I have used. You can set boundaries to set off an alarm. Not sure of price today but inexpensive for the 2 I have.
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    I have a hydraulic leak

    Thanks O for replying. Yes, i did tighten it as much as I thought I could. My main concern was teflon tape not being a good solution for this heat or this pressure so thought I would see what else would be better.
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    I have a hydraulic leak

    I have had a small leak at the oil filter seal for some time. Very slow and figured I would address it when I change the filter. But now I am seeing more oil on the ground. I traced the leak to what looks like a very small set screw (could be an NPT or some variant) that is near the bottom of...
 
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