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  1. gsganzer

    M7040DTC

    The Kubota 7040 seems to be an awfully popular tractor used by the road right-of-way mowing folks in my area. I'll have to look to see what size mowers they pull. Some of the previous posts mentioned that the two different transmission options also differ in hydraulic flow. That might be more...
  2. gsganzer

    Nice innovation from ford.

    They keep adding some pretty cool technological functions. Some seem really useful and some others are gimmicky. I do wish I had the Ford package that allows you to add trailer TPMS sensors to the trucks system. Right now, I use a separate TireMinder system for my trailer. Being able to...
  3. gsganzer

    Now able to move tractor from backhoe position. Push Button, 3D Parts, Should have come from the factory this way.

    I use the dipper to move too. I assume everyone does it like this. I put the tractor in neutral and make sure the front wheels are straight. I put the FEL bucket down until it barely touches. Then when I put the outriggers down, I lift the rear off the ground, so it actually presses the FEL...
  4. gsganzer

    Guys like this are what gives diesel a bad name

    I can't stand seeing these fools that delete the emissions equipment and re-tune their diesels so they'll blow black smoke when they step on the throttle. What's the point? Nothing says "immature idiot" to me more that that. It's the same when a contractor pulls up with a decked out, top of...
  5. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I was going to say "I bet that's a handful to shoot", then noticed the blood on the backstrap. That's a good bear gun for backpacking though.
  6. gsganzer

    Why do I want to buy a pre-Tier4 tractor?

    I'd prefer my tractor be as simple as possible. There's already enough headaches keeping machinery maintained and working. Any potential problems with the emissions equipment on tractors is likely exacerbated because they're likely to sit days/weeks between uses for the average owner and...
  7. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    You can't go wrong with a S&W Airweight in .38spl +P like a Model 642.
  8. gsganzer

    What tires are on your truck?

    My 2020 Superduty came with Goodyear Kevlar tires. I have 35K on them. They get good traction and are fairly quiet, but I bet I only get 50K out of them. I'd probably buy them again if priced right, but I usually like Michelin for a good quality tire. I have a friend that has 75K on some...
  9. gsganzer

    Anyone like traffic circles-roundabouts?

    I grew up in Auburn, MA and knew Kelly Square in Worcester. The new design actually does look like an improvement.
  10. gsganzer

    Wheel bearing grease for small trailers?

    Both of my trailers have bearing buddies. I agree that they're a must-have.
  11. gsganzer

    Meat Grinder recommendations

    I'm not sure if they're top of the line, it seems like there are a couple other brands that are true commercial, but they definitely seem like they cross into the commercial domain of more robust build and features. Seems like they're heavy homeowner, light to mid commercial. JJP We have a...
  12. gsganzer

    Meat Grinder recommendations

    Wow, those Weston units really seem nice. Definitely a step above what I've been using. While searching Weston, I came across this meat processing equipment supplier. They seem to carry top notch professional equipment at all price points. Meat Processing Products
  13. gsganzer

    Meat Grinder recommendations

    I'm like Moss, sometimes I find a great deal and I'll buy some bulk product and then divide it. I've also been making bulk batches of stuff, like venison chili, and then freeze into smaller portions. The frozen portions are great when I go camping or to the deer lease because they act like ice...
  14. gsganzer

    Meat Grinder recommendations

    Eddie, I have all my meat processed, so I haven't needed one but I would think any of the LEM or Cabelas Commercial models, probably 3/4 or 1HP. Both seem to have spare parts available and get good reviews. I know you do a lot of food processing, do you have a good vacuum sealer? I have a...
  15. gsganzer

    Wheel bearing grease for small trailers?

    Mystik JT-6 High temp red grease is all I ever use. It has a GC-LB rating that says it's good for bearings and chassis.
  16. gsganzer

    Is it illegal to cut grass ?

    When I was in South Africa, the natives will take an old truck bed and modify them so they can get pulled by a donkey. They call them donkey carts or bushveld Ferrari's. You can tell their tracks on the dirt roads, because they'll be tire tracks that wiggle all over the road. Anyway, it's...
  17. gsganzer

    Drill Bit Sets

    I can't comment on the Vortex drill bits themselves, but the barrel style bit holder in the picture is the best I've used. Northern Tool sells one for around $20. They hold up to getting banged around in a tool box. The only improvements would be to add a few extra spots for common pilot bits...
  18. gsganzer

    This was my first rodeo.

    I love the mutton busting at our county fair! There's also a couple of new events that the girls can compete in, besides the typical barrel racing. One is breakaway roping, where they chase down a calf and rope the head, then let it just pull away (no wrestling it down and tying it). The...
  19. gsganzer

    County covid vax data breached

    Hopefully this thread doesn't go off the rails, but I'm not holding out hope. BTW, I've been vaxxed. However, I just got a letter in the mail from the County Commissioners Court that their database was breached and names, DOB, phone number, Covid 19 vax data and email addresses may have been...
  20. gsganzer

    Akita Pool

    Eddie, You might have posted it somewhere in this thread, but how many hours of sunlight does your pool get? Our 6' round water trough pool gets sun from about 1:30pm until about 8PM in the summer. This usually brings the pool to between 86 to 93 during the summer if I leave the solar cover...
  21. gsganzer

    This was my first rodeo.

    My daughters barrel race, so we're at rodeos pretty often. I've already set the rule that they're not allowed to date rough-stock riders. Any one that willingly gets on a bull or bucking bronc, must be short on brains, low on cash or both. My girls agree.
  22. gsganzer

    Neighbor had a close one brush hogging

    I talked to the neighbor yesterday. Other than pulling the tractor out the very same day, he hasn't had a chance to really go through it yet. He said the tractor died immediately when it rolled. He's planning to drain the oil and fuel and see if there's any water in them and then check for...
  23. gsganzer

    Neighbor had a close one brush hogging

    That's a pretty slick set up, never seen that before.
  24. gsganzer

    Neighbor had a close one brush hogging

    He got too close brush hogging and rolled his tractor into the pond, pinning his foot under the machine with only his mouth above water. He had to dive down three times until he finally worked his foot out of his boot. He's OK and the tractor is being checked.
  25. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    A lot of folks only practice or are only proficient shooting off a bench with rests/bags. I use a pellet gun in the backyard for practice and just having fun plinking. I'm able to shoot off-hand, sitting, kneeling, with shooting sticks etc. I have small metal plates hanging in different...
  26. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I'm not sure I ever found reloading to be any significant cost savings. The real advantage is having a consistent load that works for your needs (after you've spent the time and money to find that recipe). The other part of reloading is to know that you "rolled your own". Sort of like tying...
  27. gsganzer

    Who has given up on the NFL because of certain reasons.

    I've never been a big sports fan, but I've become even more turned off than usual. The same for all television. I got sick of watching any of the olympics because the commentators became more concerned with pointing out diversity, gender identity and mental health than the actual competitions...
  28. gsganzer

    Spicy Pretzels

    Pretzels and cajun peanuts are my kryptonite. I can't resist either. Spicy pretzels, I'm not sure I should even try those.
  29. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I agree. A suppressed bolt gun is extremely quiet. Just a sonic crack, almost regardless of caliber. Plus it stays a heck of a lot cleaner than a direct impingement semi-auto suppressed. I use my MRC bolt gun for day hunting and my T3x with a thermal for night hunting. Both are fantastic...
  30. gsganzer

    Anyone out there Have a Mini-Split Heat/Ac unit?

    I originally had an LG that didn't last very long. I currently have a Daiken, but only 4 years on it so far. I believe they're all pretty much throw away when they fail. Maybe someone who installs them for a living will chime in.
  31. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I have a MRC in .260Rem with a 24" threaded barrel (probably would handle better at 22") and I have a T3x in 6.5CM with a 22" threaded barrel (would probably handle better with 20"). Either 20" or 22" seems like it might be perfect. Personally, I wouldn't want to be shorter than 20" if it...
  32. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Yes. It'll get threaded. I already have a Nomad-30, but I'm waiting for my new Nomad Ti to arrive. The barrel is 22", so probably have them cut and thread it at 20".
  33. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    You're right. I was completely derelict in my responsibilities and provided an unnecessary tease. :D This picture doesn't do it justice, but it's all I have at the moment. I'll see if I can take a better one outside.
  34. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I took delivery last week of the Tikka T3X laminate .260Rem and scoped it for my daughter. What a beautiful gun. The dark laminate is very nice, probably one of the nicest looking rifles I've seen with very sleek lines and contrast between the dark laminate and stainless action/barrel. I...
  35. gsganzer

    Small occasional use jump pack-recommendations

    I have a 3000Amp NOCO GB150 and it's been very impressive. I have a diesel truck so I needed the larger size. I would think a 2000amp model would work for most people.
  36. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    You can drive yourself bat shiiiit crazy with cartridge length. I used to settle at .025 off the lands and then just adjust the powder weight from there. I guess you could diddle it to the fine details, but I don't have time for that amount of effort.
  37. gsganzer

    If this can happen to a really smart guy like me. . . well...

    I only backup my documents and photo's folders. I figure everything else will boot up with the next laptop and I just need to move those folders over. Is there something else I need to save?
  38. gsganzer

    If this can happen to a really smart guy like me. . . well...

    I back mine up periodically to a portable hard drive. But as someone pointed out, you need to make sure it's actually captured the data and it can do a restore. What's the simplest way to test the restore function?
  39. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I shot pigs the other weekend using a suppressed .300 BO with subsonics in my Ruger American Rancher. Unless you're 100 yards away, the pigs still hear it and start to scatter with the first shot. The other issue I ran into is the rounds I had were OTM, so not the best terminal performance. I...
  40. gsganzer

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    Recycle doesn't necessarily mean re-use them. I think the idea is to make the blades recyclable for other uses as raw material for something else. Right now they just saw them into pieces and bury them like a bunch of whale bones. Being mainly fiberglass, they don't break down and last...
  41. gsganzer

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    I recently read an article that GE is working on programs to recycle the old windmill blades.
  42. gsganzer

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    In the future, I think we'll be seeing a lot of innovation (and intrusion) in how our electrical infrastructure is controlled and "metered". In some ways, probably similar to paying for additional bandwidth or having your bandwidth restricted if your a hog. I can also see "smart chargers" that...
  43. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Qstott, You sound like you have a lot of long range experience. Can you explain to me in layman's terms why rounds like the .260 and 6.5 are considered superior for long range shooting? Is it a diameter vs length vs weight ratio thing? If that's the case, then why can't those same advantages...
  44. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Before I fell in love with the .260rem, my favorite round was the .25-06 The shorter bolt throw and lighter action/barrel is what turned me to the .260rem
  45. gsganzer

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    Larry, you're correct. A good energy policy is a balanced energy policy that takes advantages of the strengths of each technology for various uses. Unfortunately, the banter from our politicians seems to imply they feel otherwise. But then again, it's usually just banter for public...
  46. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I agree. I like any of the rounds that stem from the .308 parent cartridge, with my favorite being the .260Rem. But both the .243 and 7-08 are great too. I have a 10/22 built off a Brownells railed receiver (great receivers for $80!) and has a Shilen sporter weight barrel. My daughter and I...
  47. gsganzer

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    I'm not making this political, because both parties are at fault. But it probably doesn't help when our politicians fail to provide stable leadership or policy positions. Who wants to invest million/billions when the wind is likely to blow from a different direction at each election cycle?
  48. gsganzer

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    Larry, here's a link to ammonia as a fuel source. It appears they use it to carry the hydrogen, because it's hydrogen dense, and it could also be used in fuel cells. Ammonia- Fuel of the Future
  49. gsganzer

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    It will be interesting to see if hydrogen fueled ICE's get a foot hold. I can see lots of safety issues with compressed gas and suspect it's a large reason why LNG or LPG (and their infrastructure) have never gained a larger popularity in the US. I've also been hearing about ammonia fuels...
  50. gsganzer

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I don't see the rational on open carry, unless I'm out hunting pigs and carrying a sidearm to dispatch wounded pigs or ornery rattlesnakes. Why give up the element of surprise? The old saying of wanting your adversary to underestimate you, comes to mind.
 
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