Recent content by Spindifferent

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    Horse power vs tiller width

    You will likely run out of traction before you run out of PTO horse power, depending on tractor speed, soil type and depth of tillage. Weight is your friend with tilling. :)
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    Looking for Experiences/Thoughts/Opinions on JD X380 and similar X series tractors

    That unit has a very solid K58 transaxle and the super-tough Accel deck so you should have a lifetime of excellent performance. I upgraded from a Husqvarna to a X584 with the 54-inch Accel deck several years ago and there is a world of difference between those units. Very satisfied with the...
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    JD Parts costs?

    I'm just happy that I can still obtain parts for my 17-year-old JD 3520. :) I've never felt that JD is discouraging self-service on tractors that are no longer manufactured. When there are no parts available, whether OEM or third-party, then we are all in trouble...
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    What Brand Electric Fence Wire For Horses

    Premier1 makes very good products: Electric Fence and Netting for Horses - Premier1Supplies
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    Help. My mom made a huge mistake on FB

    Add the IRS to your list:
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    Try jump-starting the tractor using a known-good battery. If the tractor starts with the booster battery, then it is likely that the existing battery in the 3520 is bad and must be replaced. If the tractor will not start using a booster, then the issue is somewhere else with a fuse, cable...
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    2015 John Deere 3046r cab. Price?

    Good comparison data here:
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    John Deere X584

    The X584 can be configured with a 54-in deck. I have the 54-in deck on my X584 and it works really well. I'm very happy with my setup, highly recommend!
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    Deer eating my small apple trees

    Try a 3D electric fence design like this around the perimeter of the orchard: Or, for each individual tree, build a heavy wire fence between 5-6 feet tall several feet beyond the outside of the tree dripline. With newly planted...
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    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    FWIW, this is a recently published and very comprehensive retirement book:
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    Guys like this are what gives diesel a bad name

    Here's a .pdf file of the article.
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    Guys like this are what gives diesel a bad name
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    Guys like this are what gives diesel a bad name
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    Boots, what are you wearing, what do you recommend?

    ROCKROOSTER Men's 6-inch Pull on Work Boots, Water Resistant, Steel Toecap, Slip Resistant, Anti Static, Leather, ASTM 2413-11 I/75
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    Compact John Deere 4720 pto problems

    Can you test the PTO with any other implements to see if it is working ok with them? If ok with other implements, then the issue is with the bush hog; likely the slip clutch as wolc123 suggested.