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    Hydraulic hose quality

    You can't determine quality by country of MFG. I was having a local company make all my hoses and they used a different foreign made brand every time. One of the hoses they made for my backhoe deteriorated and blew in 3 years. Looked like a 20 year old hose. I don't remember the brand name...
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    Chassis Number

    https://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/000/7/4/743-massey-ferguson-135.html
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    how deep can I run a subsoiler (for running pipe) with ck2610

    The backhoe would do it but not likely to dig a trench that deep with that size tractor and a sub soiler.
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    Stabilizing clamp on forks?

    This is the last time I used mine. They went over instead of under but i needed a little more reach to move my generator. I had my 1200 lb ballast on the 3pt and kept the load a few inches off the ground. :)
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    Shipping Logistics

    My latest update on the Amazon package says "sorry it's late, contact USPS". USPS says it's in the hands of a shipping partner and USPS awaits delivery to them. So when it's moving as planned Amazon has a slider bar showing it's progress. When it goes screwy they tell you to go to USPS. Note...
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    Unsecured hay hauling

    My daughter makes several hay runs a year for 3 horse families. The first time she made the mistake of letting the supplier's workers put the straps on. Halfway back she had to find a flat enough area to straighten and secure the load. Now she doesn't leave their lot without strapping the load...
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    Tractor Battery

    Another thread from the cellar but I will add my 2 cents anyway. One thing about many tractor batteries is the negligent engineering of placing them in front of the radiator. If your tractor has the battery in front of the radiator you don't want a regular lead acid battery that vents out the...
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    Unsecured hay hauling

    Hauling anything unsecured on public roads is stupid and dangerous. How long does it take to put a couple of straps on??? Don't be THAT GUY! If you are going to pull a trailer you should do it responsibly. Have the coupler and safety chains in good condition. Have all the lights working. Have...
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    Don’t forget those spark plugs.

    Changed the plugs in my F150 and Kia Sorento at 100K. Both looked just as good as new when I pulled them.
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    Bent my MTL Grapple

    A lot of the stuff I pick up has a lot of dirt in it. I have to roll the grapple back and forth to sift the dirt out. A bucket grapple wouldn't work well for my needs. My needs would be better served with less distance and space between the clamps to prevent stuff from falling out when I roll...
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    Bent my MTL Grapple

    There are times I wish I had bought a smaller single lid grapple. That said I have worked the crap out of this thing and it has paid for itself twice over.
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    Stabilizing clamp on forks?

    I have a clamp on set like this. All I can say is they suck! Just a tad better than nothing if you need them. I usually just chain whatever I need to move to my bucket hooks and pick it up from above. By the time I have my clamp on forks mounted and secure I could have chained whatever it is to...
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    Shipping Logistics

    Finally got the item from the OP. Now i wait on a Dewalt pole saw/hedge trimmer set I ordered from Acme. It shipped on time and made it all the way down to Forest Park Ga where it has sat not showing movement since Monday. Still says I should receive it today????? Also ordered a set of Cobalt...
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    Don’t forget those spark plugs.

    Yep! Had a pressure washer that would run a while and shut off. I figured the coil was heating up and failing. It also had some carb issues so I ordered a cheap carb and coil. Got everything done and ran it 5 minutes and it shut off. Went to the store and bought a plug. ALL FIXED! I had a...
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    Bent my MTL Grapple

    It's not bad but thought the MTL naysayers might like to see it. What happened was I clamped down on a stump and it bent the gusset out which pulled the leg of the clamp in a little. Nothing a rosebud torch and a hammer won't fix. I guess the 2" cylinder applies more force than you actually need...
 
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