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    How not to bushhog !!

    You live to your sixties by being incredibly boring, not doing anything exiting. Or you live to your sixties by being incredibly lucky, surviving all the stupid things you do. On a side note all of the land I have been mowing is owned by my 96-year old mother. My two sisters, both in their...
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    How not to bushhog !!

    I have pushed over many trees bigger than the one that got me Saturday. Usually if the tractor will push it over the hog will chew it up. Operated that way for years and finally tore the gearbox up in the old Ford mower last fall. It was 45+ years old and had been used hard. The sapling that...
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    How not to bushhog !!

    I did get the tractor hung up last week. Tried to drive over three 1"-2" diameter trees in a fence row and the large one wedged itself between the clutch and tractor body under the foot rests. The tractor was clutched and would not move. I was in 1st gear so didn't have the momentum to go over...
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    How not to bushhog !!

    Not every one was like that. What pulled the tractor down more than the trees was the thick knee to waist high grass. Don't know what it was but it grows in thick clumps and is tough. RSKY
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    How not to bushhog !!

    I did that a couple months ago. Except my limb was a lot smaller. Left toenail about half black. RSKY
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    How not to bushhog !!

    Finished mowing 24 acres of CRP ground at one farm and moved seven miles to the next 18 acres to be mowed. The west boundary of this farm is Clarks River and the bottom ground floods about every four years and can easily get out of control if not mowed yearly. My brother in law mowed it last...
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    Never had pain like this before!!

    I believe he was in Detroit at the time.
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    Need tool to put tubing on nipple

    I solved the problem. Well until I need the tool again. I junked the old sprayer and got a new one. It was a cheap one and the pump cost about as much as the new one. RSKY
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    Never had pain like this before!!

    I talked to a fellow I worked with for about 30 years last week and told him about my finger. He reminded me of what happened to him back in the mid seventies. He was passing a kidney stone. And it got hung up. And would not pass. So off to the Emergency Room at a local hospital. After the...
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    Need tool to put tubing on nipple

    I only got it over one of the three. and it held on the 40 psi sprayer. Until the whole thing quit. RSKY
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    Need tool to put tubing on nipple

    I will try that next time. Thanks RSKY
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    Need tool to put tubing on nipple

    That tool set is over $300. Not what I'm going to pay to repair a sprayer that costs $60 to replace. And I would only need it once every 5-10 years. Looking for something cheaper. Maybe a Harbor Freight one use plastic Chinese special. RSKY
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    Need tool to put tubing on nipple

    I tried that. Got a pan of water boiling then poured into a plastic cup (hose had Roundup in it) and soaked the hose for about five minutes. That is how I managed to get it over the first of three barbs. RSKY
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    Need tool to put tubing on nipple

    This is close to what I am looking for but it is for only one type of fitting. It is a "push on tool". Now maybe I can find one and end this frustrating search.
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    Need tool to put tubing on nipple

    No, had my hopes up but those are not the tool. It was like two of those attached together and he would lock one on the nipple and grip the hose with the other and squeeze the handles together to force the tubing straight onto the nipple. Bad explanation I know but that is the best I can come up...
 
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