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  1. WoodChuckDad

    A bad day at the office. Broke rear brake light off Kioti 7320 and air conditioner s

    I have been brush hogging some tough terrain. Very thick regrowth ip to 10 feet tall. I managed to tear the right brake light housing off my tractor. The. A little while later, the AC just stopped blowing cold. All of a sudden. I kind of felt it happen. Not so much a change in the air but just...
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    RX7320 overheating. Thermostat part numbers?

    Last night I was going to use my tractor to pick up some large rocks. 500lb and up. Input my grapple on and my boxblade then drove 1/4 mile to get to my trailer with the rocks. Just before getting to the trailer I felt a loss of power and saw that it was over heated. I dropped rpm and let it...
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    Mid-Mount Mower “Sides spread-all” spreader.

    I have never seen this spreader discussed here. I needed lime and couldn’t hire anyone to do it. They refused. Said my terrain was no good. I had previously driven 3 hours round trip to rent a tow-behind spreader. Our local southern states just got a similar new spreader but they want you to...
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    Grass seed. Is there really a difference between brands?

    I am building some fields. A process that will continue for years. Spreading many toms of lime and manure and putting in grass seed. I am buying several types but most of it is Kentucky 31 tall fescue. What I am wondering is if there really is a big difference between Pennington, rebels, and...
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    Lets talk cargo trailers

    I am in the market for a cargo trailer. I am thinking that a 16 footer would be just about perfect. I could make do with a 12 footer but I don’t want to do a single axle mostly because I think resale value on a double axle would be higher. Also I don’t like the idea of having something loaded up...
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    Replaced fuel tank on Komatsu

    I have had multiple posts over that last few years about some of the problems I had with my Komatsu PC130. Last year I had a lot of work done to it, including an epoxy coating on the rusty fuel tank. This did not solve my fuel problems so I put a new tank on. I documented the whole thing and...
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    Need advice on video length

    I need some help. I have a youtube channel focused on farm related stuff. I usually try to keep my videos 10-15 minutes which seems to work well for normal farm stuff. I just made an in-depth video showing a fuel tank replacement for an excavator. I have trimmed it and edited it and it is...
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    Odd engine light problem. Just a fluke?

    I am not sure where to post this but I thought I would share. I am curious if anyone else has had this issue. The short description is that I had a CEL light come on in the tractor and after some troubleshooting and gathering of symptoms, I noticed that the key was not all the way in the...
  9. WoodChuckDad

    Chipper hydraulic feed problem

    I hooked up my Normet/Valby CH222 chipper for the first time last night. it is an older model with old version HF231 hydraulic feed. I don't know if I am doing something wrong or if I need to modify the controls. I connected the hydraulic lines and when I push the control bar, nothing...
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    Barn sticker shock. WOW!

    I started reaching out last week to a few builders in my state to get a quote on a 40 x 60 or a 40 x 80 pole barn. I am still looking around and talking to people but it seems that in my county there really are no buildings. So the builders are going to have to come from at least 60 miles away...
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    Aftermarket chipper blades?

    I called to get the price on a set of 2 chipper knives for a Normet CH222 chipper. $180 each. $360 per pair. I was expecting $120 ish per pair. So A quick search of the internet found Sharp Tool Co who advertises an American made replacement blade for this chipper. American vs Finnish...
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    Normet CH222 Chipper

    I have been looking for a used PTO chipper for a while. I wanted something substantial and almost bought several units in the 5-6 inch range but I kept holding out hoping to find a 9 inch chipper like the Vermeer 906 or a Bandit 90. Long story short, a Normet CH222 popped up on Craigslist. a...
  13. WoodChuckDad

    Pequia Chipper. Buy or don't buy?

    I came a Pequia 551 PTO chipper. 5x8 hydraulic feed. This is the same as a Frontier 1205 chipper. The price is good. Ideally I would prefer a 9 inch or larger chipper, but I'm sure I would get tired of picking up things that were 9 inches around. Any hardwood larger than 5 inches will be...
  14. WoodChuckDad

    Titan 7 foot rotary mower.

    I bought a Titan 1507 today. I was running out of daylight when I brought it home so it will be tomorrow before I take it off the trailer and will probably be next week before I test it out. I will give a full review and shoot some video when I do. Question for the masses. It is...
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    Super Mongo Heavy Rotary Cutter....or just a medium one?

    I need a rotary cutter. I finally have managed to grow a mixture of fescue, rye, clover, buckwheat and rape in my orchard and in another field that we are trying to get ready for planting. I had to cut all the flowering plants down in the orchard, so I could spray for beetles. (don't want to...
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    Now I have a beaver?

    This weekend we had a massive rain storm and my pond flooded up a bit from all the debris that came down the mountain thru the creek. I got it cleared and the water started to recede a bit. Toward the end of the days I saw a beaver swimming around. It's a massive thing. I got about 10 minutes...
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    Rebuild old shack into tool shed.

    When we bought our land, there was an old shack on it, about 30 yds from the road and 75 yds from the pond. I spoke to the adult daughter of the man who had purchased the land, and had the pond built, more than 20 years before and she said it was built by one of her brothers to be a hunting...
  18. WoodChuckDad

    Savage Four-Tenner

    I have a set of Savage four-tenner shotgun gauge adapters for single or double barrel shotgun. Designed to allow the use of 410 shells in 20 gauge shotgun. I think the point of these was to allow some versatility and a lighter load in shotguns at a time when folks might not have been able to...
  19. WoodChuckDad

    Radon Mitigation

    As part of my new home build, I am installing a radon mitigation system. The information I have been reading suggests that I only need a single vertical vent pipe. I was planning two pipes to allow air to flow in one and out the other. My plan was to lay out a rectangular circuit of pvc pipe...
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    Long 955 Disk Harrow-Old Rusty purchase

    I have been in need of a harrow. I have wasted an extraordinary amount of seed over the last year, because I was trying to make do with what I had and having the seed wash away with the first rain. Lots of grass and clover and buckwheat and millet have found their way down into the woods and...
  21. WoodChuckDad

    My Industrial Cabin Build

    We broke ground on the homesite this weekend. As many of you know, I have been building an orchard in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. 55 acres purchased in last summer 2015. We had 20-25 acres logged, leaving us with an inordinate amount of slash and debris. We have 3 acres of Apple...
  22. WoodChuckDad

    Bent tie rod. Part number?

    Somehow. The tie rod worked its way lose and ended up getting bent It it bent just enough that I can't line it up to reinstall. Does anyone know of a part number and perhaps a crossover part that would fit?tractor is Kioti RX 7320 cab power shuttle. Left side.
  23. WoodChuckDad

    Excavator won't start. Round 2

    A few months ago I posted about my excavator not starting. Komatsu PC130-6 http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/construction-equipment/369723-excavator-wont-start-starter-maybe.html#post4558756 It was the starter. In the process of fixing it, I replaced the batteries, and then replaced the...
  24. WoodChuckDad

    Can I remove gravel?

    When they were logging my land, the timber company spread grave in two areas. One area was very muddy and they spread out 4 inch stone. Would it be a waste of time to try to lossen it up with the boxblade and scarifiers and move it with FEL?
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    Track Tensioner won't take grease. What do I do ?

    The title says it all. My tracks were slack and I was going to tighten them. One side took the grease, but the other side didn't, so now I have one tight side and one sloppy side. The temperatures were in mid 30's today. I have owned the Excavator for 1 year and basically I am a newbie to...
  26. WoodChuckDad

    Carhartt vs Cabelas vs Walls....best work coat

    My son in law is a construction worker. Temperatures outside have been harsh, often in the low 20's each morning, with some wind. He is a hard working guy who doesn't spend much on his clothing. Usually layering multiple sweatshirts and some thermal underwear. I know he doesn't spend much on...
  27. WoodChuckDad

    Fired Road contractor. Build it myself?

    Short story- I had a contractor who was supposed to start last week dressing my dirt road and laying gravel---he never showed so I told him not to come long story I had several contractors come take a look at my road and give me bids on rolling out the gravel. Two bids that I considered for...
  28. WoodChuckDad

    To hunt or to work....that is the question.

    Bow season started a few weeks ago. I used to hunt all day Saturday, every week of hunting season, and also take a few days off so that I could hunt during the week. I hunted during Bow, muzzle loader, and general firearms season. I even hunted in early urban bow and late urban bow. State law...
  29. WoodChuckDad

    Excavator wont start. Starter maybe?

    Komatsu PC 130-6. Turn the key and lights on display come on. Makes normal beep noises. Glow plug light goes off and I turn the key all the way. All I get is a very loud mechanical click from the engine area. I thought maybe it was just a weak battery. My batteries were marked as bein from...
  30. WoodChuckDad

    I need quick release truck tool box.

    I need a tool box. My 4 door truck is a wreck with all the stuff that is always in the floor of the backseat and in the truck bed. I need to be able to take the box out about 1n'e a month or so to put my diesel tank in and get fuel for the tractor. I can't be the first guy with this problem...
  31. WoodChuckDad

    How am I not dead?

    I have been outside installing a trailer wiring harness for my Dodge Ram. 2004 1500. It came with a 4 pin so I bought the conversion adapter to 7 blade and I was running the brake wire and the hot wire. It's almost 90 degrees so I'm sweaty. I was under the hood putting in the 40 amp circuit...
  32. WoodChuckDad

    Cement Bag Retaining Wall

    I have searched the old forums and only been able to find one thread on a retaining wall made from stacked cement bags. It isn't anything revolutionary, but it is something that I have not done before. I am creating a bridge crossing over the dam overflow of my pond. I hired an engineer to...
  33. WoodChuckDad

    Choosing a trailer Rice, Mustang, Big Tex

    I'm looking at tandem trailers. I looked at some Rice, Mustang, and Big Tex trailers. Feature to feature, the difference in price is about 200-400 dollars for. 14 foot trailer. The less expensive one, BigTex only has one brake axle. The Rice and Mustang have two axle brakes. All seem solidly...
  34. WoodChuckDad

    What size wood stove?

    I'm having trouble sizing the wood stove for my new construction house that I am about to build. I am not using conventional construction, but also nothing revolutionary. This is going to be a post and beam SIPS house on a cement slab with cement floors and hydronic radiant heat in the floors...
  35. WoodChuckDad

    Battery for electric fence...how long before discharge?

    I ordered a Cyclops fence charger from Valley Farm supply. I ordered the whole solar charger and field box kit. Unfortunately, they sent the fence charger but the solar panel charger and box won't be ready for a few weeks. It appears they have those built by local Amish community when...
  36. WoodChuckDad

    I guess we ain't that kind of farmer.

    My wife was asked, at her work, what she was doing this weekend. She said working the orchard. Some of her coworkers laughed and one of them said "she hasn't figured out yet, that farmers hire other people to work". We got a laugh out of it. The Girl who said it is 26 years old, living at...
  37. WoodChuckDad

    Tree-mageddon!

    We are ten hours till Tree-mageddon. My dream of having a commercial Orchard and Cidery will be born tomorrow. At about 10 AM I am to receive the first 385 trees, to be planted this weekend. It is too late in the season, we have had 4 inches of rain in the last two weeks, there is too much...
  38. WoodChuckDad

    Logger walked off the job yesterday.

    I was getting 25 acres logged (clear cut) so I could have a few fields, and plant about 15 acres of apples....only trying to plant 3 right now...the rest is to come. I had hired a forester to market it and he found a young guy who seemed like a go getter. Small operation with old equipment...
  39. WoodChuckDad

    Which inline filter for Excavator?

    I want to put an inline filter on my excavator. The type with the see thru plastic and a valve at the bottom. I bought this one at TSC. Dutton-Lainson Company - Since 1886 Is this suitable for a machine, or only for a storage tank? If this is the wrong filter setup, can someone point me in...
  40. WoodChuckDad

    Good Mojo.

    Today I was running the excavator, pushing down trees, and I saw some glass on the ground.. It was obviously some old trash. I never ceased to be amazed at the trash I find in the woods. In all my years of hunting, and hiking, I have come across the most unlikely items in the strangest...
  41. WoodChuckDad

    RX7320 50 hr filter change only

    Having read thru several posts about the 50 hour maintenance, I expected to have to change the oil and hydrostatic/transmission oil. Last night I went thru the manual and schedule and I see that all I am required to change is the transmission oil filter. Won't the transmission oil come...
  42. WoodChuckDad

    Komatsu PC130

    My excavator was delivered yesterday. I got about 3 hours of seat time. The learning curve is sharp. I tried to be gentle and learn how to finesse things, instead of relying on brute force. I cleared a about 6 trees that were 6-8 inches thick, and moved several debris piles and downed trees...
  43. WoodChuckDad

    Need insurance recommendations.

    I am in Virginia. I have an inland marine policy on my tractor, thru the agent who handles my house, cars and a life policy. Also an umbrella policy. But when I called to get another inland marine policy for my excavator, I was told that they won't cover it, because I am going to be using it...
  44. WoodChuckDad

    Tricks and tips to handle the cold

    I day it was 20 degrees. Yesterday it was 21 with 18 mph winds. I had long underwear, some quick dry pants, tshirt, underarmour long sleeve, and a wool hunting jacket. Gloves and a thick cap and I was fine. The only thing I neglected was lip balm and I didn't drink enough water. I know 20...
  45. WoodChuckDad

    Little Kioti in the storm

    This afternoon, after driving around in my Jeep, with my bride, having a good time in the snow, we drove past a little kioti cab tractor with a plow. It was obviously heading from one job to another. I gave a quick beep on the horn and a thumbs up. That is the first time I have noticed a Kioti...
  46. WoodChuckDad

    Bought a Stihl ms261-c

    Dropped in to Pleasent's hardware in downtown Richmond yesterday to pick up a small forest axe. It turns out that the store is closing and everything is 20% off. I figured that would not include the saws since they can send those to their other stores ( this store has been open for 100 years)...
  47. WoodChuckDad

    Freezer meat

    Got lucky yesterday and harvested a doe. Spent the morning cutting her up. Ribs for dinner tonight
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    Am I missing a pin?

    Noticed yesterday that I don't have a retaining pin in this. It also looks like it could slide out both sides . What holds it on from the other side? Am I missing something here?
  49. WoodChuckDad

    Excavator..manual vs hydraulic thumb

    I am looking to make the purchase of an excavator in the 18,000-30,000 lb size range. I am leaning toward the 18,000 area since it will be more fuel efficient and I think a bit easier to control since I have no current experience. My primary reason is clearing stumps from several acres of small...
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    Tresspassing neighbors

    I have game cameras on my land, including a couple that point to my driveway. I got a picture of someone checking out my tractor. No damage done and I think it was just the father of a neighbor I know. Probably just curiosity. I also got a picture of another neighbor walking down the driveway...
 
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