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  1. oldballs

    Value Proposition: What Makes Your Brand Of Tractor Better Than The Others?

    What mikester said..........has worked for me........ having owned three Kubotas and one Case in the past 38 years.
  2. oldballs

    Tractor Storage Cover Suggestions

    What rScotty said works for me too......have been doing it for years keeping sun and snow off my Kubotas and ain't perfect but is much better than nothing. Of late I built a 12 x 24 ShelterLogic unit that is still serving me well for the past 5 years. I do include some rodent bait...
  3. oldballs

    Are calcium filled tires a horror show?

    There are many die-hard loaded tire fans on TBN. Maybe the daily functions on those users is helped by loaded tires. In my short 12 years of CUT home ownership, I've found that ballast has provided sufficient traction.....summer chores and winter (chains). I do have cast wheel weights on...
  4. oldballs

    Woodland Mills wood Chipper wait times !

    Whoa!!!! One Hellava chipper. Cheers, Mike
  5. oldballs

    Ooops... I did it again. B2650 T/L/B to L3560LE-HSTC T/L/B

    Nice pics Rock. May that new Kubota stay up with your demands. Cheers, Mike
  6. oldballs

    Charging Trailer Brake Battery

    I remove the battery from my now seldom used trailer....and....put it on the Maintainer now and then as it (battery) sits in the garage. Cheers, Mike
  7. oldballs

    Chipper Shredder

    I'm with B John.... Load it, Haul it, Unload it, Burn it, How dry is it..?? How windy is it??? How long will it burn?? I do burn on certain occasions, but find both the small MacKissic Chipper/Shredder SC1650 HTE or the Woodland Mills WC68 have been my method of choice. Cheers, Mike
  8. oldballs

    8" No-Name Chinese Chipper Grief and Slip Clutch

    That must be some large chipper with a 200 lb flywheel....must be a commercial unit beyond my experience. But good luck anyway. Mike
  9. oldballs

    Income Taxes: Turbo Tax - H&R Block - File Your Own?

    Why do us old folks (over 80), who only make a little money (less than $40,000) have to pay / file taxes? Seems like to me that we should not have to bother with it after all these years of ...Working....Military Service..... and....paying taxes. Boy, that a stupid question...
  10. oldballs

    injection molded plastic hard to read

    I'm a member of this club too. But recent cataract surgery opened up a whole new world to me. For eyeryday things I feel undressed without my former glass perched on my nose....and.... I can read street signs now. But that tiny lettering is still a challenge even with a magnifying hand held...
  11. oldballs

    NC High Country

    Rick, That's an anniversary to remember. Having a clear day helped. Cheers, Mike
  12. oldballs


    What's he asking for it? I'd offer maybe $500. The chain and gear box are easy to service with new lubricants. It'll probably last you as long as your JD1025....assuming that you are just tilling a garden....not a field. Did the PTO shaft fit? Cheers, Mike
  13. oldballs

    My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks

    Only while in the Army at Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis and Brooke Army Medical Center for several months. Quite a memorable time. Cheers, Mike
  14. oldballs

    My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks

    Me too, even though most of what you do is beyond me.(y) Cheers, Mike
  15. oldballs

    Hooks on FEL Bucket

    That's so cool. Looks like something I'd do as I fumble around some days.
  16. oldballs

    Towing capacity

    How hilly.....flat lands or mountains......on Inter State hwy....are things to consider. It ain't the towing that gets's the stopping that trix "ya. Cheeers, Mike
  17. oldballs

    Is Power Service Diesel Kleen that good?

    I'm the chart in as much as the numbers apply to just certain formulations by any one manufacturer... e.g. Power Service make the silver bottle (Diesel Clean + cetane boost).....but it has no anti-gel properties.....It is for above 32 deg F Their white bottle has cetane...
  18. oldballs

    Dang.....That's a lota tooth bars.:)
  19. oldballs

    Rear blade for snow on gravel, pipe or rubber mat? hand held blower can blow loose gravel wherever it is pointed....just not as efficient as the silage blower.
  20. oldballs

    Is Power Service Diesel Kleen that good?

    The OP asked about PS Diesel Clean.......As I read the label and have heard from other such discussions, Diesel Clean is best used to prevent fungus growth in the diesel fuel, as well as increasing the cetane level.... but not to be used at winter temps.....just plain PS is good for winter and...
  21. oldballs

    BX22 Stuck in Turtle !!

    Try going in reverse/forward and applying the brake....sometimes the shift is difficult.....and maybe an adjustment is need per above post. Cheers, Mike
  22. oldballs

    Kubota B2920

    I agree with the previous posters......Paystar, savage and JWR....yet, my experience with the MMM has been on the positive side over all for maneuverability and cut. If I had larger fields (acres) to cut, I'd probably want a 3 pt mower. I imagine the 3 pt mowers with PTO attachment would be...
  23. oldballs

    Pallet Forks?

    As a rule I clamp my forks in line with the hydraulic cylinders for heavy loads so as to avoid damage to the FEL arms.
  24. oldballs

    Earth's Hottest Month

    and besides.....the "facts" serve only to confuse me....I think.
  25. oldballs

    Pallet Forks?

    If I had the money and a quick attach bucket, I'd buy the the real pallet fork set up.....but not with a pin on bucket. Yet, I repeat, I've had good results with the clamp on forks from Bucket Solutions.....maybe the difference in results could be in other manufacturers models...or the users...
  26. oldballs

    Pallet Forks?

    I have clamp on forks on three different Kubotas....BX2660, B2620 and B2650. They worked well on all three machines. They have served on moving large fallen pine logs....24 inch X 12 feet, on brush, on square hay bales, on moving old junk around etc.,...even some very large rocks. The...
  27. oldballs

    Got my wicked tooth bar installed

    Why does this bar need nine bolts across the front edge? Most other such bars only have the two bolts on the side of the bucket. Seems unnecessary to me! Cheers, Mike
  28. oldballs

    BIG storms Michigan

    Same here in East Central Kansas....last night......a long display of thunder & lightening..........and 7.1 inches of rain so far at my place. Just some small limbs down however.
  29. oldballs

    Limited choices

    I agree with previous poster as to more detail on the land and jobs you hope to perform. Being in heavily wooded acres or scrub open land makes a big difference. Do you plan on much gardening?...tree removal?...lawn vs field mowing etc ? I'd skip the ballast box, in any case, on open...
  30. oldballs

    Woodland Mills wood Chipper wait times !

    Guys, that hydraulic feed is more likely to put a chip in you....until you get some experience with it.
  31. oldballs

    My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks

    Same here..........except when the tailgate is already down.....then I step on the edge of the bumper.....but my day of doing either are getting shorter and shorter. Sometimes I lift my backside up onto the tailgate.......then swing my legs up and onto the tailgate.....It's just something an...
  32. oldballs

    Bagworm Tsunami

    A few/some Bagworms is no big deal......Thousands of them is another issue. Thousands of them is an issue beyond my control....or beyond my desire to control. We'll see (me and the neighbors) what Mother Nature does about it.
  33. oldballs

    Bagworm Tsunami

    It's my understanding that one needs to spray the "worm" before it creates a mature bag. Otherwise the insecticide will have little effect as the worm is rather secure in the bag. My spray rig is a 55 gallon tank, 4-roller pump on a 3.0 HP gas engine. It will nearly reach to the top (approx...
  34. oldballs

    Bagworm Tsunami

    Nah rekees..........that silk worm and the bag worm are two different creatures......If I'm not mistaken. Cheers, Mike
  35. oldballs

    My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks are an amazing woman. Cheers, Mike
  36. oldballs

    Bagworm Tsunami

    I'm guessing that you don't have them up your way. Rather than try to tell/explain them to you, Vroom, I's suggest that you just Goggle it...if you don't mind. Cheers, Mike
  37. oldballs

    Bagworm Tsunami

    I'm embarrassed to mention this problem, considering other natural disasters going on right now ....especially fires in California.....but I have never in my 50 years at this place seen Bagworms this bad. They are hanging from and sticking to everything by the thousands. In June I sprayed...
  38. oldballs

    After you clean around zerks

    Me neither. Only time I've had trouble greasing (pistol grip grease gun) is when there is a load on the item being greased.....such as the FEL etc. Always wanted a fancy battery operated gun or that lock on gizmo tip.....just never bought one. Too late now at my age. BTW, I never cared...
  39. oldballs

    Does anybody follow the Olympics?

    Uoses guys crack me up.
  40. oldballs

    Does anybody follow the Olympics?

    republick of china
  41. oldballs

    Does anybody follow the Olympics?

    What Olympics?
  42. oldballs

    Pleasant surprise!

    That's some engine design ....a no start and headache would be expected. Cheers, Mike
  43. oldballs

    midmower frozen and also pto attachment s stuck on tractor

    Being a really old guy myself, with various ailments of eyes and bones. I can sympathize with you BlackOps. Here's what works for me. With the wheels blocked, lay down at the rear under the 3 point...and slide yourself under the tractor.... have your reading glasses on because your nose is...
  44. oldballs

    Turf tires vs r4’s

    My Kubota B2650 with R1 tires rides (mowing) noticeably rougher than the Kubota B2620 with R1 while mowing.. Well, I ain't going to spend a lot of money to change tires/wheels/seat. So I just put a cushion on the B2650 seat and use the seat belt to lessen the "bounce' over my rough...
  45. oldballs

    Need a finish for my trailer deck.

    I'd imagine that those of us that are occasional users versus those that use their trailers almost daily have different needs for maintenance. Those that are are running equipment on/off with muddy/dirty tires/tracks probably see used oil etc as a good option.
  46. oldballs

    Bug dejour

    Dang, tha's a mean looking bug. .... like something out of a horror movie.
  47. oldballs

    Boots, what are you wearing, what do you recommend?

    It all depends on what I'm doing...........e.g. snow.....below freezing.....mud....really muddy... chain sawing......mowing.......sloppy painting or caulking......dragging my feet on concrete or rocky dirt.....getting on the roof or standing on a ladder..........dressed up for church..... I...
  48. oldballs

    Kubota 2650

    There may be a grease zerk that needs attention.....on the rocking pedal
  49. oldballs

    Differential lock was stuck

    IIRC, one should release the diff lock ASAP while driving straight forward and not in a turn. Seems like some threads have spoken of some damage to the transmission otherwise. Cheers, Mike
  50. oldballs

    Need a finish for my trailer deck.

    I use boiled linseed oil......because that's what the manufacturer recommended when new. I'm on the third deck in 22 years. Hauling gravel on the first two decks probably hastened the rot. Now, I don't haul gravel anymore and this deck should last "forever" LOL Linseed oil brushes on easily...