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    A newbies DIY solar install

    Time for another project. This one is a new solar install for the house. Figured I would document my experience and hopefully get some help/advice along the way and maybe help someone else considering a diy solar install. We've had solar on our business for 8 years and has done great and...
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    Dogs wondering off to die?

    Anyone with experience on this? How far have they gone? I've heard that this is commonl and am now trying to find ours. Diesel our English Mastiff is 10 years old and really took a down turn this last week. Yesterday breathing was heavy and would not eat so we made an appointment for the vet...
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    Building Lake Corona

    With both my businesses currently tanking due to this virus I really needed some stress relief. Today I decided to start on what I'm calling Lake Corona. In all honesty it will be a very small pond, something to remember this crazy time years from now and to hunt over, but Corona pond just...
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    Upgrading factory work lights - L6060

    Decided the factory lights on the L6060 I just purchased weren't cutting it. Ending up removing the 4 factory lights and replaced with a couple of led light bars. For the rear I installed the blazer single row 52 inch bar. I know the 52 inch is overkill but it fit perfectly without...
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    Fuel Station Build

    Finally getting around to putting together a fuel station for the house. In the past I've drove the tractor the 3 miles into town when I needed fuel but now that I've purchased a trackloader keeping fuel in it has been a pain. It hold 25 gallons and is almost easier to load it up and haul into...
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    Long wait time for new(ish) tractor parts - the frustration continues

    2015 Case 55C. Driveshaft went out and took a couple of parts with it. Tractor has been sitting since late February now. There are no parts available in the US at the moment from any dealer and Case cannot even give us a timeline on when they will be made available. Anyone else having to...
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    Planted a couple of oaks this week for a second time (13 years later)

    We planted these two oak trees about 13 years ago at our old home and business location. They were saplings at the time and my daughter was just an infant. We planted them a second time on Tuesday but needed a bigger shovel this time. Pretty amazing watching this 90" spade work and how easy...
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    Express Currency (Currency Capital) buyer beware

    Working on purchasing a trackloader as discussed in my earlier thread "Economy PTO & Creeper". I found a loader prior to the one I am looking at now on machinery trader and clicked on the finance tab that they include on all of their listings. Figuring a 2nd quote on financing would not hurt...
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    Economy Pto & Creeper

    Looking at upgrading my tractor from a compact Case 55cvt to a Case 75C utility tractor. Dealer has a machine on the lot without the Epto option. Since I will be spending a lot of time mowing with this tractor I'm wondering how you guys with the epto like it and would it be worth the wait for...
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    Timber Frame Build - Round 2

    A little over 5 years ago (man time is really moving along) I started a thread on my timber frame home build. http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/rural-living/271133-timber-frame-hybrid-home-owner.html?highlight=tmber+frame Now it's time to start our next major project and thought I would try...
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    2015 Case 55C loader leak rate

    Just wondering if anyone knows what the factory specs are for bucket leak rate on this tractor? It is a 2015 Case 55C with CVT trans. The bucket tilt leaks down both during use and when sitting. The leak rate to me is unacceptable. With a load on the tractor, the rods are moving out of the...
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    Reclaiming overgrown land

    Now that we are settled in the new home and my list of build projects is finally over I've decided to tackle clearing a lot of overgrowth on our land. We have a mix of field and timber. A lot of the timber is so heavy with overgrowth and thorns that it's difficult in many areas walk it...
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    Energy Monitor - Power Factor?

    I've set up an energy monitor for our house and I'm currently monitoring the following Whole house Hot Water Heater North Hot Water Heater South Geothermal HVAC North Geothermal HVAC South I've found that my usage since install on my monitor has been higher than my usage on my electric bill...
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    Block Heater Question/Confusion

    New tractor with factory installed block heater and hydraulic fluid heater. There is a plug for both. Temps are at 11 degrees this morning so I decided it was probably time to find the plug locations and get it warmed up for weekend work. In reading the instructions I ran across this...
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    Another child on tractor accident

    This one would have been hard to prevent short of not having the child in the tractor in the first place. Prayers for the family. Child killed in McPherson County farming accident
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    Adding to existing drive

    I'm getting ready to form up and pour another section of concrete with the goal of eventually bringing the concrete up to the front of the house. Current slab is 5" thick. I'm wondering what the best method is to add to the existing slab. Should the existing slab be drilled and rebar epoxied...
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    Hydro to CVT?

    Anyone make the jump from a hydro to CVT transmission? If so what are your thoughts? I'm looking at possibly trading in my used hydro for a new tractor with CVT. I use it for a lot of pallet work with forks around the shop loading trailers so the time needed to switch direction and frequency...
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    Hydro vs CVT - Possible Trade

    Looking at possibly trading in a 2008 Case DX45 (TC45) hydro with 1,600 hours for a new 2016 55C CVT (54D New Holland equivalent). Anyone with experience with the newer CVT tractors from Case or NH? How do you like the CVT vs the hydro? Also seems to be a lot of differing info on who is...
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    Grading Scraper (land plane) - Might be my new favorite attachment

    My Grapple is hard to beat but the new grader scraper might just be my new favorite. I've been reading about them on here for awhile now and didn't think I really needed it since I already had a landscape rake and box blade. I was wrong and can't believe how well this thing works. I've got...
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    Garage Design Feedback

    When we built our home we moved the garage to the walkout basement for cost cutting reasons. We designed the house with the intention of added a main level garage in the future. Even though we are several years out from adding the garage I am having the plans done now so that I can go ahead...
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    Zoned Thermostats with Central Interface - What works well?

    Title basically says what I'm after. I've got 6 zones total including the basement and am looking for an integrated system with central controller and phone app as well if available. My schedule is not set and varies so using a programmed t-stat for the zones doesn't always work well. I'd...
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    Struck Gold Today

    ..........At least when it comes to firewood. What's your favorite wood to burn and how long do you season it? My stack of seasoned wood is about gone and had to start scavenging. Found a couple of huge osage orange trees (called hedge around here) with dead branches perfect for firewood...
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    Electrical Question

    I'm just about wrapped up with a remodel for Moms place. I need to get power to a range hood with blower. Right now I have the microwave on a dedicated 20 amp circuit and would like to add the blower to this circuit as well. Blower pulls 4 amps. The microwave is 1200 watts but no where can I...
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    Finally one for the good guys - Camera install pays off

    I've seen so many posts about theft and thieves I thought I'd share one that finally had a good ending. My shop has been broken into twice in the last 3 years. Our alarm install along with clearly marked alarm notices on the doors stopped the break-ins, however we still had problems outside...
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    wood splitter options?

    Looking at the following options. Brand new - Huskee 35 ton with Kohler command pro 9.5 hp engine. $1950 after tax Brand new - Huskee 22 ton with Kohler (not command pro) engine $1100 after tax or Used - 2007 year Huskee 35 ton with Briggs 12.5 hp engine. $1200 no tax. The used unit is a...
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    Notice to Missouri Gun Owners - HB545

    Just received a copy of HB545 http://www.nraila.org/media/10886389/mo_hb_545.pdf No action has been taken on the bill yet, however it is very scary to me that any of our representatives would even introduce this legislation. The bill states that any person who owns an "assault weapon" or...
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    Timber Frame Hybrid Home - Owner Builder

    I started a thread back in December about long driveways and appraisals in connections with our plans to build a home. http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/rural-living/266209-long-driveway-home-appraisals.html Its taken a little longer than I thought but we are finally able to start the...
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    Long driveway and home appraisals?

    We are getting ready to start a new home build just slightly out in the country. We've got everything lined up for the financing and are working on finalizing the floor plans so I can start the bid process. One thing just occurred to me, our driveway is abnormally long. Our preferred build...
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    Throttle adjustment on TC45

    I've got a 2008 DX45 (TC45 equivalent). The throttle lever needs adjusting as it won't hold at higher RPM's. When you throttle up to 2500 rpm it slowly starts dropping down to about 1500 RPM's. Is there some type of tension plate that needs adjusted or tightened? Any help on where to start...
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    Finally building a tower blind

    I've been wanting to do this for several years now. Especially after following Eddy and Roberts threads. I'm usually too busy during spring and summer with work and hate to build it during the fall and winter when i like to hunt. This year my daughter who is 6 went hunting with me for the...
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    New (to me) Landpride RTR2072 Tiller

    Just picked up a 2008 used Landpride RTR2072 Tiller. With spring and all the tiller threads popping up thought I'd post. First impressions have been very good. Used it the first time yesterday in unbroken ground and was happy with the results. The combo of reverse rotation and screen tines...
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    Concrete Questions?

    I'm in the need to build to build some additional explosive storage magazines and have some questions on concrete spans. The two current magazines I've built are as follows 1. 12'x20'. All poured concrete, walls, floor, and ceiling at 8" thick. 2. 14'x24' Concrete floor and ceiling at 8"...
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    Hydro Fluid Change?

    Just changed the fluid in the hydraulic trans, front axle and front wheel hubs on my DX45 (TC45). Tractor has 300 hours on it. The fluid for the hydraulic trans looked fine, very clean and no signs of moisture. When I drained the hydraulic oil in the front axle and hubs, it seemed to be very...
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    unfortunately another reminder

    Happened today http://www.nbcactionnews.com/news/local/story/Man-Killed-in-Tractor-Accident/PIj4bXsAcE6OBBGI3J7Lzw.cspx?rss=764
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    Biometric Safe Reliability

    My kids are getting old enough now that its time to secure my handgun. I don't keep the gun loaded but do like to keep a loaded clip with it. I'm looking for a secure safe that is easily & quickly accessable for home security. I'm looking at the Securelogic wall safes...
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    Clover instead of grass?

    Long story short - when my place was built all of my topsoil ended up underneath the foundation leaving a yard that is not very kind to my attempts at a lawn. I've spent 5 years, lots of money on seed, aerating, fertilizer, etc with little success at a decent looking yard. This year out of...
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    3 pt safety?

    Just purchased a landpride 84" rear finish mower for my DX45. I love the mower and the combination of 3pt hookup and hydraulic toplink makes access for cleaning and removing blades very easy. While there are always comments about safety and working under a FEL, I don't recall seeing anything...
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    Suggestions to catch this critter?

    He's been in the shop for two days now and haven't been able to get him to fly back out the overhead doors. I hate to see him suffer a slow death.
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    DX(TC)45 Running Hot

    For those TC(DX)35,40,45 owners, just wondering if my tractor is running hotter than it should and what your experience has been. When doing boxblade work or brushhogging the temperature seems to run close to the red and above normal operating temperature. Below is a pick of the gauge. When I...
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    Found an old pond - needs water

    I need some guidance. Background: I bought 90 acres a couple of years ago for both hunting and a future home site. Right now my primary use will be for deer hunting, at least for the next 8-10 years before were ready to move and build. I plan on working on the property this spring doing...
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    Snow Attachments snow plow - anyone familiar with this company

    Looking for a snow plow for my DX45. I'm leaning toward an 84" blade and was looking here 84" Quick Attach Snow Blade Plow Skid Steer Attachment - eBay (item 160285687621 end time Oct-01-08 19:24:32 PDT) just wondering if anyone was familiar with them or their equipment, service, etc...
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    Installing Radio - Need help with wiring

    Working on adding a radio to my DX45 and need some help with the wiring diagram. The speakers are straight forward but need help with the power, ground, etc. Can someone take a look at the attached diagrams and let me know what colors (Black, Blue, Red, & Yellow) from the radio diagram should...
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    Diesel in Gas Engine - now what?

    Sent one of the kids who work for me to fill up my diesel can for my tractor a few days ago. Today, grabbed my red can and put in a couple of gallons of gas in my grasshopper 932 (gas engine). Tank was already half full. Mowed for about 30 minutes before I started noticing engine smoke and...
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    roller pump maintanance?

    Just bought a used 50 gallon FIMCO 3pt sprayer with roller pump. Sprayer was only used once and looks like new. Just curious what type of preventative maintanance should be done on the pump after use and while stored. I've had someone tell me to flush it with oil and have also heard to flush...
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    Snow What size snow plow for a DX(TC)45

    Looking for a skidsteer snow plow for a DX45. Anyone have any recomendations on size for this tractor? Figured now might be the time to start looking for a good deal since most of them will be sitting for several months now. Just didn't want to get bigger than the machine can easily handle...
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    Looking at a used Grasshopper 932-Need some input

    Have the opportunity to purchase a used 2003 Grasshopper 932 for $5400. 72" deck, hydraulic deck lift, 32 hp liquid cooled diesel engine. Unit has 1199 hours. Good shape, could use a new set of tires. Talked to a friend who owns a dealership and said normally in very good shape and well...
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    Owners Manuals - Free

    I've got the following owners manuals from my last two tractors. Hate to throw them away so if anyone needs them pm me and I'll drop them in the mail. I'll keep them for a week from posting date before tossing them. #1: DX21,DX24 tractor #2: DX29,DX33 tractor #3: MWX54" and 60 Reardischarge...
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    Finally Here - Farmall 45

    Just thought I'd post a few pics since most of these tractors on the site are blue instead of red. Just got it home today. Only waiting for the grill guard. I did notice that the decals have changed to "Farmall 45" and no longer carry the DX name. Thanks to everyone who has helped with...
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    Woods Mower - Can the paint be this bad?

    Worked out a deal with an implement company over 200 miles away for a 2003 woods rm990. Mower was listed as a 9 out of 10 with all major components in excellent condition including blades, spindle, etc. Company was very nice, great to deal with. I told them I'd take it based on their word and...
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    eBay/Craigslist Another tractor scam? Not ebay this time.

    With all the posts about too good to be true tractor deals on ebay, here's a new twist. I recently listed my DX33 on Tractorhouse.com. A few days ago I recieved this e-mail. My reply: Recieved your e-mail regarding the tractor. It is still available, however I am located in the U.S., not...
 
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