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    lost prime 2 times today. while running mowing

    Hey all: m 600hr Jinma lost prime 2 times today, not sure what is up I changed fuel filter last fall and oil as well all are good. fuel level over half full with pump fuel ULSD with additive to bring back some of the needed lubricants. I was mowing for maybe 30 min when it stopped the...
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    Quick little projects

    Hi all: I had to share this video, (not MINE or ME) however it is a neat little show/project (watch not spoiling it for ya.) Would like to see more if ya see some thing similar feel free to share.! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RFEY--Gp1D8 Mark
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    Jinma Capibilities 284 (2002 model still going.)

    Thought I would post some post some of the photos and what this little (ok medium CUT has done.) Everyone please feel free to post your pics here too and enjoy. This is a recent thread where I have been working to replace my bridge with a culvert. It has a LOT of pics of the tractor in...
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    crack sealer for concrete? hairline on exterior slab.

    Hi all: I had my pole barn slab done in 2011 and has been thru 3 harsh winters last year being REALLY bad one. Frost in my area was really deep over last winter and must have heaved enough to cause it to crack. I have now 1 crack on the exterior slab that runs about 10 feet from the roll...
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    JW03 Back Hoe hose about to let go

    Hi all: I put on my back how (GUILIN) JW06 if I remember right any how I think I can maybe get these hoses made locally but thought Tommy may have them in stock for about the same price. I got it back on today after a 3 or maybe + year rest in the back barn to tear out some stumps that have...
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    Recent Flooding, yesterday 3.5" in a couple hrs.

    Well had a pretty good gully-washer yesterday, took a few hundred yards of gravel out of the normally low to no flow creek and left it all over my grass/yard areas again. 3 years ago it did it 3 times in 2 weeks, so far this is only 5th flash flood like this her in 15 years. The creek flows...
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    JM284 Update & Maintenance. Battery, Connections & Battery Box repair.

    Hi Guys: Well I took some time this week to do some Maintenance on the JM284 after 12 years the old boy needed it. I neglected to take my Before Photos but mid way thru I started & put onto PB so here goes. As my other post below said the China made Battery finally shorted a cell after 12...
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    Well my China made Battery finally starting to fail. 2002 to 2014!

    Hopped on it today and nothing, gauges jumped and swung but no cranking. I know everyone said I should throw that China made battery into the trash the day I unpacked it from the crate in March of 2002. Well I figured nothing lost if it didn't last that long. Well it has suffered thru the...
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    EPA going after Wood Burning Stoves and manufactures NEW RULE Jan 3rd 2014

    NOTICE: as of January 3rd 2014! EVERYONE please READ and RE-POST to your FB friends or other Forums you visit we (USA Citizens need to respond to this!) >:( >:( >:( >:( There are actually Federal EPA rules (in the EPA for comments NOW) regarding ALL WOOD BURNING stoves of ANY TYPE. The are...
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    found this at FF EPA law suit against wood burners

    One of the other sites I frequent posted this article about 7 states filing lawsuit to force EPA to crack down on wood burning home heating. I would suggest anyone living in those states send emails to your reps. and governors tell them what for!!! The Minority Report Blog | Conservative News &...
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    Compressor Unloader valve & auto Bleed add on question?

    Hi All: Looking to (already partly installed) add a Automatic Drain Valve to my Air Compressor. I put the compressor in this spring and this is it's first winter out in the barn without heat. That being said it is hard to get down to keep it drained out so I bought a automatic bleed valve...
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    Box Blade Mod, Add a Receiver tube

    Hi Guys: Well I been doing a bit of work on the farm lately & one of the first ever mods I did to my tractor or the implements was to add a Ball to my Box Blade. Well after 11 or so years of the Ball being on it I cut it off and put in a Receiver Tube in it's place. Here is a few pics, yes...
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    Adding shower in barn, TILE Questions

    Hi All: Well after greasing up the house shower & having to make trips in all time I'm going to fix up a Utility/Shower/Bathroom in the barn. I already have it walled off and it has cold water & a Sump Pump going into a small underground grinder pump back to the septic system. Issues I have...
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    quick & fun steel target (standing)

    Hi All: Not totally tractor related but I did transport it out back with the FEL and will be building a Better Dirt/Sand Back stop to go in combination. First off I didn't get good picks to start with but took a couple with my phone after I TESTED it some. We had a plywood backstop there...
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    Vote for who should get a free KIT from ETA

    Hi Guys here in the China Tractor Forum area. I wanted to post to get some extra votes here I'm up to get a free do it yourself / build it yourself kit from ETA. The pole/vote is going on now here Doodle: Everything Attachments "assemble your own attachment" contest being run by ACZLAN...
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    help troubleshootinf pickup, 91 f150 6cyl

    Hi ALl: usually pretty good at these things but at a bit of a loss on this one. 1991 F150 w a Multi-port EFI 300 6cyl 5speed 2wd. ran & drove OK in Aug, (only use it for TRUCK needs) so it sets when not TRUCKING something. went to start it up cranks good battery good. has spark/fire. both...
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    been a while since I broke something (Till NOW)

    Well (2weekends ago now) I needed to do a bunch of brush hogging in all the Ohio Heat tractor was running fine & had finish mower on back. I dropped it off and whipped around to pick up the brush hog and pulled out of an old plow/till hole & attempted to back up to the brush hog. got closer...
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    Simplicity Sawmill? Anyone heard/used one>?

    Hi All: Looking at a used sawmill was decal-ed as a "Simplicity Sawmill" red in color had 13hp honda and dummy spares for band wheel driving. fixed blade with air pressure adjust for the band tension Seems solid but low production unit and thinking it might fit my bill. used somewhere...
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    Looking for NEW shop Compressor

    Hi All: looking for a 60~80 gallon shop compressor 150PSI + light Sand Blasting in cabinet, maybe outside. also air tools grinders DA sanders ect. so looking at 13+CFM at 120 PSI+ lots of them on sale now. IR at TSC looked good but 1000 bucks on sale is a bit more than I want to spend...
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    2001 honda passport/redeo alternator?

    hi all: looking for help on 2001 honda Passport 3.2v6 The battery 18mo old died, replaced battery & runs ok but seems to have a flickering in the lights and voltages is varying 13.9v to 14.3volts causes the lights to flicker and short life. can pull battery terminal when running and runs OK...
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    pulling well pump, no pitiless adaptor?

    HI ALL: Well this past week been really busy got my pole barn floor all setup leveled and compacted. Installed the foam insulation & radiant tubing & had Amish contractor come in & pour 60 yards of crete. leveled out & looks great. They had one of their boys there to help & during clean...
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    new craftsman GT6000 Kohler eng issue

    Hi All: just got my NEW 54" GT 6K with 54" deck & the 26HP Kohler Commander Pro engine. The engine seems to be running rough & has a sound I would say is a tight/loose valve issue. It runs OK at speed but seems to have a sound I would best describe as a exhaust leak or a valve staying stuck...
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    Well this was a bad day...

    today I went out to the farm to work on my broken down car. it was one of those this is bad so pull & replace then find this other part bad ect ect as the day went. Wind blowing alot too. well about 4 pm I went over to the barn and hear my JINMA running all on its own. I parked it...
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    anyone else making maple sugar/syrup?

    I'm pretty low on my leftover syrup so I'm making more had taps in trees for two weeks almost now and have almost enough to last for 2 years again. I thought people might like to see what I'm doing. see attached pics. sap bag on tree hanging get 1~1.5 gallon a day from ave tap running into a...
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    Stupid NEW KATS heater died. JM284

    HI Guys: A few peps been talking about the KATZ 14600 block heaters for their JM tractors and most of the comments have been good. Someone posted that they put one one and it worked first time then died, well I'm the second person this has happened to. I picked one up just after X-Mas and...
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    Slippery Elm Bark, need help looking

    Hi All: Talking to some people about slippery elm bark and a place that might buy it for use in their products. I have several (lots) on my wood lot that are going to have to come down, and I know that there is a market for the bark on these trees as the bark is used in many different...
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    Looking for GLow Pluge JM 284

    Hi all: I HAVE 3 new glow plugs for my JM284 which has Y385 engine. I bought glow plugs when I bought the tractor as spares. BUT like most of the stuff I got as spares these don't fit my tractor. Tractor ones are a good 1/2" longer than the spares I have. I am going to call Tommy down @...
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    need new fuel source for tractor or jet?

    8) this is great news, I was a show last night that had this owner/operator of the company last night he openly talked about and brought samples of the new fuel in on the show... They can produce fuel from Nat gas and or coal/coke. Plant is supposed to be in Mississippi someplace. but I...
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    Stock Market info & fun

    (Wanted to post this here as others maybe in the same boat.. no real good place on TBN for general interest items that I can find so I put it in here.) ANYHOW I started playing around a little on the stick market just for fun using "this Fantasy Stock Market Game and Free Online Paper Trading...
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    help need a KEY code for 98se disk for my

    hey all I been having SSL error on my old windows machine and decided to reinstall windows but I can't find my KEY for the disk anyone got one handy??? will check back soon mark
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    need help with computer SSL error

    hi all: I got sdome problems, with my OLD machine here. I can't log onto anything where SSL is used, security settings are some how messed up. what happened is I had a problem with windows 98 se and my 3com network card, it got all funky some how? anyhow then the network crashed, I(t turned...
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    Started Taping sugar trees this weekend

    Hi All: just wanted to let everyone know that I started sugaring this weekend, I tapped ~8 trees and already in one day got close to 25 gallons of sap, & boiled it yesterday down to about 2.5 gallons of concentrate sap. Will finish it in a day or two. I know next 3 or so days the sap will not...
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    adjusting the clutch jm 284

    Hi All Just wanted to tell every one that I had to adjust my main clutch today, (380 hrs) lots of rough service since new. it still has some play left but is getting near it's lifes end per the adjustments left. I have all new parts to replace it so I'm not all that worried but it seems the...
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    More Foaming Hydraulic issues. JM 284

    Hi All: I hadn't broken my tractor in a while so I decided to mix up a few yards of concrete 2 weeks back, (actually 10 94lb bags worth) so probably only about 2 yards worth but seems like more ;) anyhow tractor ran well & I left it running all day idling most time driving between piles of...
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    Makeing syrup maple that is amber gold ohio tea

    OK this probably has been answered before someplace, for some reason when I search for stuff it turns up a lot of misc posts but not quite what I was looking for. (I posted same questions in forestry forum and already getting answers. so I will fill in answers underlined. SO to condense a few...
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    ideas how to raise small 12 x 20 shed

    hi all: I need some advice pretty quick, I have my farm I've been working on and I have several small sheds/storage barns. most are raised and have floors of boards. One is set on the ground (actually rocks/dirt & a couple old mobile home pads.) I need toput some concrete in there fast so...
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    Well it was my turn to break something

    This past week I moved more than 100 tons delievred weight of back fill into and out of the pole barn & around the area. dug out probably 300 ton more of material & moved it doing rain run off control & landscaping. I put some 30 hrs on her meter this past week most of it in lower gears...
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    battery additive for sulfate removal @ H.F. now

    Hey all: i was looking for the battery additive a while back after leaving the key on and causing a dead batery to help break up some sulfate problems. well it was available at many places for about 25~30 bucks... might as well buy new battery for that price right. well anyhow I bought a 5...
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    Onion drying for storage:?

    Hey all: last year we grew and stored onions OK but lost a lot of them due to rott while hanging. this year the RED onions seem to be already rotting even before drying off from pulling them? We/I put them into the garden shed which has a floor and windows. it gets warm in daytime and...
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    Gas Cap Expanded and wont fit, Poulan Chainsaw

    Hey All: anyone ever seen this happen befor? My poulan wild thing bought at wally mart works well but this week I started on some storm damage removal. dug out the saws (2 of them) opened & filled one up easy like normal the other one I marely got the gas cap off and once off it expanded and...
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    Hydro volume in there?

    Hey All: something I noted and though others might want or find interesting. the other day I was looking at my fluid levels (all OK but hydro was a bit low so I decided to fill her up. needless to say I over filled her when pouring the 5 gallon jug into the funnel. it filled right up to...
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    Honey Bee Nest in tree in city

    Hey all: I have a honey bee nest in a tree hole in the back yard at my GF'S house in Mansfield Ohio. I know that honey bees are not dangerous my dad raised them for many many years. I also know that they can be captured & re-located easliy enough using "queen farmone/sent" I can easliy...
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    tsc spring seat on 284

    hey all: I'm adding me a spring seat form TSC, they had them for 69.00 last month so I picked one up and am installign it on my jinma 284.. it won't work well with my backhoe but it is only on a few weeks a year usually or less. anyhow it is pretty straight forward seems to fit nice and all...
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    Battery treatment chemicals for sulfation?

    hi All; I done & left the key on the tractor a full week a couple of weeks back and even after re-charging the battery it appears that there has been some damage to it. it (the battery) charges up to 12.0 volts & holds that LEVEL of voltage using the charger and even starts the tractor...
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    45 records on ebay for jukebox

    hey all I remember some one looking for 45 records for their old juke box they restpored and today I found some accidentaly while looking over ebay here is link for whom ever it was, and no it;s not me selling it http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=306&item=4722492107&rd=1...
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    field drain tile around barn into french drains he

    Hi all: As you know I've built my barn and are getting ready for concrete, prior to getting there I want to install drain tile on the up-hill sides of the barn and drain the edges around the barn to some french drains. here is what I've done so far. both sides are dug down ~20" from grade...
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    Carry All & attachments

    Hi All: Just wanted to post a pic of the carry all I built last week. it is set up to carry a 48" pallet, as well as hold cross chains to lift Rocks, (anyone following some of my posts knows I've been removing/moving LARGE rocks) I built this to HELP with that as many of them won't fit or...
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    used price for a 026 PRO stihl with 16" bar

    used price for a 026 PRO stihl with 16\" bar Hi all: I was a at a garage sale this weekend and saw a nice used chain saw stihl 026 PRO with a 16" bar and extra chain, used 4 tiems according to owner. wanted a lot more than I was looking at for the farmboss with a 20" blade. and 2nd question...
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    looking for a 1 speed forward & revers trans

    Hi All: hey I'm trying to find a transmition or more correctly a gearbox with a 1:1 raito with a forward and a revers. do not need multi gears, not sure if there is a reversing gearbox which can be had or not... we have a golfball picker which only runs forward now but if you do not park...
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    clutch to pto free play adjustment?

    Hi All: well lets start off with basics. Jinma 284 with 150 hrs. I've got my FEL on full time and use it as a bull dozer much of the use it has had so clutch abuse is pretty high. Recently I been roto-tillering a lot! unbroken ground and running in LL2~3 yesterady I Mowed wih the 5' finish...
 
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