Recent content by Sonny580

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    Repairing an old cultipacker

    I also think they are made of some alloy, and not totally cast iron. could be malable cast which is way different and you might be able to cut some patches and get them to stick for no more than you are going to be using it for. Now IF you were going to use it for serious work----then it needs...
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    Educate me a bit on torches

    Victor torch set here and ws acty. tank but biggest oxy tank that Praxair has. keep them in the shed when not in use and never ever found need for ANY rose tips!!! IF ya cant heat it enough with the cuttin head,----you need a forge to do the job. Torches are only as safe as the person...
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    Ford 6.0 diesel; the good, the bad, the ugly?

    about 120,000 miles, on SECOND motor from the factory----these are a 60,000 mile throw away motor I was told, so no I aint gonna spend another dime on this POS motor. I love the truck but it dont do me any good without a motor in it. ---- I GOTTA have a gas motor and prefer a stick shift...
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    Satoh s650g carb

    Parts are out there BUT the $$$$$ is why my s-650 is in the junkpile right now! Great little tractor when it ran. needs major engine work I guess. Cant keep water in it, just blows it out and gets hot in a couple mins. runtime. shut it down and it went to the back lot where it sits today.
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    Ford 6.0 diesel; the good, the bad, the ugly?

    I got a 97 F-350 here in the driveway. PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS! its for sale as is where is! ---- And YES they were JUNK form the factory!
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    Blackberry Removal

    Round-up and mow will take care of them in a flash! ---got nasty stuff around here too and blackberries + raspberries, mulberry seedlings, etc. --- old Roundup did the trick along with mowing. Had a neighbor hired a small dozer with a root rake on it and cleaned his up. now he just spot sprays...
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    Ford 6.0 diesel; the good, the bad, the ugly?

    6.0 and ALL 7.3's were ALWAYS JUNK from the factory!!! Have a very large bank account IF you get stuck with one as I did!!!
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    Live Animal Traps

    X-2 ot that! ---had them here and yes they can blast thru that light wire with no problem!
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    Case tractor identification

    should be 4 speed with hi-lo lever giving 8 F and 2 R. 430 Utility would be industrial model.
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    Would you give up a tractor for a skid steer (CTL)?

    Well,--- I can live without tractors, but stay away from my skidloaders or we gonna have a problem!!!!! I use mine every day and have made about all the attachments for them. IF I need a tractor for 1 or 2 jobs, I go next door and borrow 1 of my neighbors tractors!
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    Case tractor identification

    Sounds and looks like a 430. I have 2 of the 580ck tractors with #33 hoe and loaders on them. #23 would be the right number for the older 430 stuff.
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    Belly mower does a ragged job - why?

    Dont drive so fast!!! --- THAT is the major problem with most guys--- ya cant mow at 10mph!! I use an old sunstar 20 and never get out of low range in the hydro. -- Takes a long time but it moes great,---- same with my 185 lo-boy and creeper gear----- get going too fast and ya it quits cuttin...
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    Farmall Cub-Still a Good Small Farm Tractor?

    I have an A and a SA and NEITHER of them use much gas----They are a much better tractor than the cubs and everything is standard on them.
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    Rebuild or Replace Troybilt Horse

    I put new luni Kohler 7's on 2 of mine that had cast iron Kohler 7's on them and now they are so light on the front end that they are useless! --- NO traction at all and the new luni's only weigh half as much as the good old cast iron motors did. The main problem I have is finding the right...
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    Clarkson’s Farm

    We watched it on Amazon----the guy is nuts!--dont see how he ever survived in the real world! lol! and yes I would watch another season IF they had one! LOL!