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  1. Garycw

    Snake Guards (leggins)

    I carried a baby copperhead around inside lowes for about a hour in a basket that doesn't leave the store. The handle pinched it's head as it was trying to get out when I picked it up. Just happen to notice it when I was checking out. Looked like a piece of rope tangled inside basket. When I...
  2. Garycw

    How's everyone doing with the SNOW

    Should end up with around 5" here in Ohio before I head south. I'll be getting this little guy out. Decks off, weights & chains on the back.
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    Has anybody tried the Hi Point handguns?

    9mm comp. extended mag, compensator, pressure laser. .40 carbine
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    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Here's one that kinda Does Suck. The big heavy duty C clamp. Ps.. I'm never been big on extended warranties , but if you get any electric drills there, might not be a bad idea. Completely fried s big hammer drill in one day. In there defense it was worked Really Hard, and get the job done...
  5. Garycw

    tooth bar question

    They're pretty good at digging But better clearing brush & saplings. Either cuts them right off, or pulls out by the roots
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    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    10 hours in the seat of a 1025R back filling hard clay around basement foundation.
  7. Garycw

    Any one have coyote problems?

    So far I've only seen one that tried to catch a deer. I'm not sure how it ended over the hill, but the deer saw him as he started the charge about 100 yards away. Recently my dog caught one I believe trying to eat his food. He not only killed the coyote , but also ate it. Not much left but the...
  8. Garycw

    Anyone use Amsteel Blue Rope?

    Looking at getting some Amsteel Blue, Yellow, etc rope to replace some chains. Mainly used for towing, pulling, lifting etc. is there a difference in the colors or same quality? Also wondering if 5/16" would be large enough w/12,000 lb strength ? Or should I look at larger.?
  9. Garycw

    Backhoe Bad day: flipped backhoe, then almost flipped tractor...

    Really glad it wasn't worse and NOONE hurt. Things happen fast. I've learned anytime I'm using fel ROPS up, belt on. Luckily it was just a lesson learned this time.it could have been much worse in many ways. Glad you're all ok. I was ran over while working in a tractor last October. (Hip...
  10. Garycw

    Help with barn stalls

    I would set them 48" and tamp dense grade gravel around them. Not concrete... It will rot at ground level. My stall posts extend up to the loft beams. I'll try to find s pic of how I did them. Not real good pic Used split stall doors with latches and 3/4" conduit for bars.
  11. Garycw

    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I've found these pretty good products ;)
  12. Garycw

    Chinese atvs

    Have had good service with 92 Polaris. Auto w/ 4x4 $900 You could just get a no deck gear lawn mower $1-$200
  13. Garycw

    low hour tractor

    Jinma254/farm pro 2425. Same thing. It runs great, no problems and everything works
  14. Garycw

    low hour tractor

    This is a tractor I'd like to sell for $4500. Doesn't have a loader, but is a 2004, 4WD, 12 spd, 3 cyl Deisel with only. 226 hrs. Loaders can still be found for it
  15. Garycw

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    My dirt is mostly clay/dirt, sandstone and some pure clay below about 2 ft of top soil. It's a hard dig.
  16. Garycw

    Comparison Best Value Tractor

    Thanks Mark. This is in SE KY. It has 226 hrs and starts real easy. I was thinking maybe in the $4000 range???
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    Comparison Best Value Tractor

    What would be a good asking price for a 4wd farm pro 2425 in vgc with low hours?
  18. Garycw

    ROPS & Seatbelts WORK!!

    I do try to keep it lower than in the pic when using. The frame of the scoop is high but the bucket is low where 95% of the weight is. I keep it just high enough to keep from digging in while backing up. I would estimate bottom of scoop is about 3" off ground.
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    ROPS & Seatbelts WORK!!

    Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions. I would jack hammer it out before I'd buy another scoop, plus this is a pretty good one. All four cement trucks came at once, so I had to do a quickly form. The side forms did come out, but still had to chisel around the pivot bolts, and behind them...
  20. Garycw

    ROPS & Seatbelts WORK!!

    Trying a new ballast set up. It will still utilize the dirt scoop, but using concrete. I oiled everything up real good to keep from sticking to scoop. Also inserted som rebar to help secure and pulling out. If concrete is out, should be able to scoop it back up. Put a cpl pieces of wood form...
  21. Garycw

    Has anybody tried the Hi Point handguns?

    I've accumulated a few hipoints over the years. I've never had one FTF or FTE. pretty accurate too. The carbines are fun to shoot. Lifetime guarantee & made in Ohio.
  22. Garycw

    Anyone pull logsplitter on highway?

    I decided to go this route Hard to see but it has 5 ratchet straps on it
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    Anyone pull logsplitter on highway?

    I'M needing to pull a new log splitter 200 miles on the highway. Average speed around 70mph. The splitter states 45 mph max. Is this kind of like the uhaul trailers you see going 70-80 that have the 45 mph sticker on back? Of course there's no lights, but can easily see truck lights. I'd add a...
  24. Garycw

    where to buy a piranha bar?

    All is well. Gave it a tap with 3lb sledge and fits like a glove. It's also seated very well using a 2x4 & hammer. Looking forward to trying it out, but having some much needed rain right now.
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    where to buy a piranha bar?

    Straight side
  26. Garycw

    where to buy a piranha bar?

    I wasn't going to be using for any of those jobs. Just digging out in hard clay and sandstone. I'm looking at it and one side of the bracket looks bent? Not sure the bolt would pull it back in or be long enough. Here's the bent side
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    where to buy a piranha bar?

    Thanks N2. I'm anxiously awaiting the ups truck. I'll be looking for something to dig or clear right away to test. Hoping I can widen the hay field Along the edges and other brush the bush hog can't get. Always needing to dig something too
  28. Garycw

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Got the rest of 10" gravel spread & leveled for basement floor. Then took fel & ballast off to drive over auto connect deck. Mowed 3 ac Love the JD auto connect deck. On & off is a breeze. Not sure how heavy the 60"7 iron is, but it's easily stood up on end also to service.
  29. Garycw

    ROPS & Seatbelts WORK!!

    I don't think that at all. I do like constructive criticism and tips that I and others might learn from though. I felt I was wise to have ROPS fully up and seatbelt on. Anytime the loaders on there up and on. I also have no problem leaving a unstable machine quickly. I just don't know how...
  30. Garycw

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    It must have ran on the motor oil. I never knew it could or would do that. Used a bigger tractor to turn back over, but wouldn't start for 30 min. The starter would start to turn a little and stop? Like vapor locked or something. When it finally started lots of blue smoke for a few min. After...
  31. Garycw

    ROPS & Seatbelts WORK!!

    I don't think I had quite enough ballast either. It had been fine up till then though. Also a good point about a rollover on "flat" ground. You never know when you might hit s soft spot, rut, rock, groundhog hole etc. I handy been using ROPS & belt when mowing but may start. As to relying on a...
  32. Garycw

    ROPS & Seatbelts WORK!!

    Looks are deceiving and to step off, easier said than done! It had a bucket full of gravel and lots of humps & ruts. I tried to correct it when felt it lifting, but was quickly beyond point of no return. If this had been in water I'd have needed a seatbelt cutter.
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    ROPS & Seatbelts WORK!!

    Just a reminder they are not there just to annoy us. They do save injuries and Lives!! While moving gravel with a little JD1025 today I got to try them out :( Bucket was low, Ballast was present and being careful. Rear wheel got in a very small rut and was all she wrote. Hold on tight and tuck...
  34. Garycw

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Not before this happened though
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    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I did get it all spread
  36. Garycw

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Moved about 35 tons of gravel for a basement floor with a little JD1025. Had to make s ramp to get down in it. Can only post one pic at a time.
  37. Garycw

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Looks it was a comfy home at one time Houser52. I bushhoged a clearing above the pasture. And some of the pasture on a ford 841 for the horses. The neighbor bush hogs the rest on his Big tractor & bush hog. My little 801 & 5' bush hog wouldn't make it on some of the hills. Wouldn't even...
  38. Garycw

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Yes. I was thinking that the whole time digging it out. Id like to have one as long as It could put on and take off easily. It wouldn't be needed it most of the time. Could bucket hooks be mounted in the same hole with tooth bar ? Don't like the idea of drilling a new bucket but do need the bar...
  39. Garycw

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Left the deck on for xtra weight
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    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Dug out the steps from basement to garage to set forms. It was hard clay and very hard sandstone. The little 1025R is a workhorse.
  41. Garycw

    Brought my John Deere 1025R home

    Good choice Rider. I bright one home last month, but without the BH. The floating 60" auto connect deck doesn't mow quite as good as a 54". A deck gauge leveling per the book helped a lot. I have a lot of slopes with different angles though. I think you'll love the new "lawnmower" as my wife...
  42. Garycw

    Ford 801 SOS ??

    One of mine has a funky grill. I guess the gate in the front t would have saved the original Sent from the mountains
  43. Garycw

    Rescued a dog tonight.

    A very good deed above & beyond. There's a lot that get dumped out in our area and our farm seems to be a magnet for strays. Of course we end up taking care of them. I guess they know a sucker when they see one ;) . Sent from the mountains
  44. Garycw

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Moved a cpl cage tanks today. Taking loader & pole off tomorrow to mow. Sent from the mountains
  45. Garycw

    Leaking steering box on farm pro 2425

    Ok, I've got the diagrams. Part 53 is just listed as a screw. Sent from the mountains
  46. Garycw

    Simple question about 3pt lift arms

    In a JD 1015 scut is there any harm in strapping the lift arms up while mowing with mowing deck and lift arms in the down position? The reason is when mowing with deck and arms down, there's a few short steep hills. When I back up the lift arms dig into the ground. If I lift the arms up with...
  47. Garycw

    All-time best Cub Cadet mower in the 38"-42" deck range ??

    2186GT very good tractor, hate the deck clogging issue Ps.., difficult to change oil. Bad design and messy
  48. Garycw

    All-time best Cub Cadet mower in the 38"-42" deck range ??

    2182 SGT dual hydraulics, steering brakes , pwr steering, 60" haban deck, 3cyl kabota engine $13k new. Bought $700 & a pistol
 
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