Recent content by Thunder chicken

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    Tractor driving in India

    I love watching those guys! They certinaly know how to get stuff moved with what they have! Some of those older machines are built a lot tougher and simpler than anything today.
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    Dump Trailer Battery

    I actually solved a lot of issues by adding some quick disconnects on the hyd lines from the lift cylinder. Then rather than tow with the truck which for me is really too small, (Tacoma) I use the tractor and use made up hyd lines to a rear remote. No more battery problems! Annnd, being a...
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    Dump Trailer Battery

    A few years ago I had issues with keeping my dump trailer battery charged , lots of short trips, truck was not keeping it charged. I ran 4ga wire (marine cable) from truck battery, through an 80a fuse, through a solenoid (activated by switch in cab), Anderson plugs…. In trailer a 40a Circuit...
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    Tires Removing loaded tires

    I remember something about using 2 pieces of plywood on top of another under the tire…. Helped to slide the tire/rim on and off the studs. A wee pump on the bottle jack to get the height just right. Tricky part going back on was having the tire in the right ‘rotation’ position.
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    New Kubota M7060 HD12 a (%&*$! to get out of Park

    On these M7060/ similar tractors, have someone operate the shifter and get down and watch the linkage move. You’re operating a mechanical lock. It’s got to be adjusted just right to work, it’s a bunch of linkages, a pin and A doohickey on a shaft. There are some parts that’ll wear and seize...
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    Kubota is offering some nifty hinged remote outlet covers now...

    5030, when you can, post the part numbers please! I’ve broken one of mine…. I wasn’t expecting to find a new one!
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    Rear Window Defroster Wire(s)

    I fixed spots on my m7060’s rear window. I had a hard time seeing the ‘break’, and used a multi meter to find the breaks (I had many from a stupid mistake) marked with a sharpie. One issue I had the first try was when I unpeeled the tape after the stuff was dry, it took all the new copper...
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    why not run PTO chipper infeed from tractor power beyond, instead of separate PTO hydraulic pump

    These Wallenstien chippers use tractor hydraulics…. I assumed it was to turn the infeed but am not positive.
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    Battery powered chainsaw

    I have a Sthil 140c. It has a 12” bar and a Picco chain. It’s great for limbing small trees or keeping handy while running the tractor for limbs and chopping up small stuff that’s in the way. I’m very happy with it knowing it’s size and limitations. Where this one shines is trail...
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    XC drag build

    Ok thanks :). Ya I know all about water freezing to drags….nothing like the sinking feeling of 2’ of slush on the lake hoping the rig will crawl through, then beating the frozen snow/ice off it for the next 10 miles…..
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    XC drag build

    Why put the plastic on the pan like that? I’d think the aluminum pan would slide just as easy? I suppose the plastic would help with damage from rocks etc
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    How much does it cost to build a pole barn and what kind is best..

    We easily lifted 28’ span 4:12 trusses by hand with 3 people. 28x32, 12’ ceiling pole building, metal sided inside and out….12x11’ door…. No hired labour, in cdn $ you’d likely have a bile taste what it's costed so far…..
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    How does a glow plug work?

    How’s your temp gauge working? I’m wondering if the temp sensor is not working properly, would it cause the system to not call for glo heat? Looks like the light is connected closely to the water temp sensor. Could be rodent damage to wires causing intermittent issues?
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    XC drag build

    Arly, have you ever tried, or thought about a flail mower….. wonder if it would work like a tiller? Help break up the hard snow.