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    Another cart, oversized debris bucket, carry-all on the 3ph, or something else maybe?

    I did one for my loader, but I don't think your 1710 would be up to it :oops: ... Steve
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    Millermatic 211 vs. Hobart Handler 210MVP

    Cool; now that you've decided, here's a project that'll make sure it all works :devilish: Cart 4 mm211 Feel free to steal any or all... Steve BTW, that project actually starts on page ONE of that thread...
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    X-cord for welder

    Not bad Gene - I usually "roll my own", but just the wire and a couple connectors would run me around $170... Steve
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    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    5030, minor typo - here ya go ... Steve
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    Getting Back Into Welding

    About 10 years ago I stopped using the crap-ahol gas on everything but road machines - about a buck more a gallon, and I pay it GLEEFULLY, 'cause I know I'll probably NEVER have to replace a carb or fuel pump in my lifetime - only thing I don't use no-E gas in is tractors and backhoe, 'cause...
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    Woods HBL84-2

    Yup, pretty reasonable price for that nice a blade, if it was in my area it'd already be mine - Looks like it'd be pretty easy to add hydraulic offset, other mods might take a bit more. I got my 84" Land Pride "soil prepper"...
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    Millermatic 211 vs. Hobart Handler 210MVP

    Minnesotaeric, seeing your (and Dale's too, thanks) "like" reminded me of your new toy (and my tiny bit of jealousy :=), saw this blurb a few days ago and thought I'd make sure you had (if not, don't click on the link :devilish...
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    LED Lights on ROPS

    I bought some small led's for all 4 sides of my golf cart (old, cheep, 10 acre; now I can't live without it :=) Haven't found that "tuit" yet, but they feel pretty sturdy - connections can either be...
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    Millermatic 211 vs. Hobart Handler 210MVP

    You're entirely welcome; I've been a novice at one form of welding or another since about 1970 (acetylene), 1971 (TIG, known then as heli-arc), 1973 (stick, mentored by a pipeline weldor), 2011 (MIG, currently a MM252 and inverter MM211), 2013 (inverter stick/TIG unit, + plasma cutter) Never...
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    Millermatic 211 vs. Hobart Handler 210MVP

    Shaeff, I doubt you actually did spray transfer by accident check out the chart in above link; it's more likely you got into globular transfer instead of short circuit; globular sort of mimics spray, but isn't. Note the gas mixes that...
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    DIY rebuilding hydrolic cylinders.

    That's a great price on the seal tool kit - I paid more than TWICE that on Amazon about 3 years ago AFTER doing 6 of the 13 cylinders on my 580B, and did the rest in about HALF the time/agrivation... Steve
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    Millermatic 211 vs. Hobart Handler 210MVP

    Smokey, I have the inverter MM211 now, sold the transformer version when I found my 252. The newer 211 does have fan on demand, but I've yet to figure out why NONE of the three units pulls cooling air in from the REAR, instead of sucking crap in from the MORE LIKELY SOURCE of it... My "bandaid"...
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    Educate me a bit on torches

    "Ever one of them came out as if they had already been broken loose." Jaxs, there is probably a good reason for that; I've used the trick a few times, pretty much ALWAYS works. The reason was explained to me decades ago, by a guy that was at least as old as I am NOW... When you heat a stuck...
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    Millermatic 211 vs. Hobart Handler 210MVP

    DF, those look like regular stem type casters, should be able to replace 'em with the locking kind? Lead storage - my mm252 came with dual tank running gear, but only ONE lead holder - I got tired of having to separate ground, power and mig gun from the 30 foot spool gun leads (I use the auto...
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    Educate me a bit on torches

    James, I sure did "dodge a bullet" - and that experience was a helpful reminder for the rest of my life, especially the last 33 years of "indentured servitude" spent doing instrumentation/control in a couple different rare metals plants - we had forge presses and extrusion presses that developed...
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    Millermatic 211 vs. Hobart Handler 210MVP

    Neither of the two machines you mentioned will tell you what ACTUAL voltage OR feed speed you have, for that a more professional welder at maybe double the cost... I've had the older mm211, sold it to a friend when I found a barely used MM252 for a bit less than HALF what Cyberweld wants - then...
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    Educate me a bit on torches

    James, I agree; he does a pretty thorough job, including a good intro to fab work. I think he could've been a bit more thorough on the neutral flame; I was taught (about 57 years ago now) that to get a neutral flame, close the oxy just til the "feathers" on the blue cones barely disappear - more...
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    Educate me a bit on torches

    If you wanna know the "why" (and you SHOULD) Fuel your safety knowledge - acetylene I looked into getting a rosebud for my acetylene set about 40 years ago - back then the recommendation was no more than 1/7 of tank volume per hour; if you actually READ the above link, it's now recommended no...
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    Trenching Bucket for a CASE / DAVIS D100 backhoe

    George, first of all it's not surprising that your 16" bucket strains the hoe's capability - its condition would equate to a toothless old man trying to eat a stringy steak sandwich... I know, 'cause that's the condition my 580B's 24"hoe bucket was in when I bought it about 14 years ago. Those...
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    Live Animal Traps

    For a real life version of that vid, search for Badass Texas Rabbit As in, don't mess with a mamma ANYTHING :eek: ... Steve
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    Chop Saw Reccomendations

    "Asking too much" Or maybe trying too little - the first suggestion in my list yielded a few DOZEN links worth checking out. Then I searched on book - which welding joints to use and why and got several MORE suggestions worth checking out. Searching the above highlighted string will get you...
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    Chop Saw Reccomendations

    A simple google search should get you started - I've found that I also get much more targeted results using google to find things on Amazon - makes Amazon's incredibly useless search engine look like...
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    Flail mower angle

    I have the 6 foot Caroni, the skids are up as far as the holes allow - I let mine ride the roller too, then I set it down on relatively level ground and look under it from the front, and adjust the hyd. toplink til the knives are however much off the ground I want - usually 3 to 4". I found out...
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    teeth cut off backhoe bucket best options?

    NYONE has most of the correct answer, and you already have most of what's needed - if your Pm65 came with a scarfing tip, you're there. Once you've used a scarfing tip on a plasma you may never wanna use carbon arc again. Two main reasons: Quite a bit more "surgical" control, and no need to wear...
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    Some basic box blade questions

    Sorry 'bout the brain fart; thought it was EA I'd seen an 8' blade with full hydraulic control on EVERY axis; guess not. Wherever it was, price was a bit under $4k... Steve
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    Some basic box blade questions

    Fried, what tractor do you pull yours with? That blade makes me drool, but with full options the price makes me cringe... Steve
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    7' Gannon roll over box blade & Kubota L4060

    I couldn't find the L4960 on, but it might be close - I have all older stuff (like me), and have a 7' Gannon (not ROBB, has hydraulic rippers) - my old Allis 160 is likely a bit heavier than yours and...
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    Catastrophic failure with Hydraulics

    Depends partly on how fast the leak is - you've already come dangerously close to destroying the pump (they DO NOT like being run dry) - but if there's no other option (like taking tools, fluid and a new filter to the tractor WHERE IT SITS) and if the leak is slow enough, you MIGHT get away with...
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    FEL Mounted Brush Cutter Recommendations

    Looks interesting; any idea of cost? Probably have to call for quote, + it's in New Brunswick, so duties/shipping might be a be-atch... Steve
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    FEL Mounted Brush Cutter Recommendations

    Jeff, as I mentioned I'm one county north of RB - BOTH counties' governments seem to be populated by control freaks, so I doubt Lane county is much different than Linn - I get so frustrated by their over control I've been looking for a used tree service shredder. My burn pile at the moment is...
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    Do Tractor Hydraulics get Weaker When Warmed Up

    Simpler than that - put a fairly heavy implement on the hitch, raise it up, shut off the tractor. I have two older tractors; the Allis doing that test the implement will hit the ground in about a MINUTE; the Long: stays up all night (probably the ONLY thing that's not wrong with it :=) Guess...
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    FEL Mounted Brush Cutter Recommendations

    RB, first off welcome to TBN; I'm just one county north of you, only rental outfit we have in albany is Sunbelt. The suggestion of "rent a skidsteer with forestry cutter/mulcher" would've been my first choice for your task too, but unless you have other options than Sunbelt (I tried) you may...
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    Reaming out holes in thick steel?

    Another trick I've used (may not be possible depending on accessibility) - if there's room - 1 - Drill a 1/4" hole in a piece of scrap material - this will be clamped BEHIND the material (but not yet) 2 - Set up the ORIGINAL size hole saw in its arbor but don't put it in the drill yet 3 -...
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    Gas Pressure

    Brandi, you got it; I knew your background, we even talked on the phone a few months back - Don't be too hard on Dale, he always tries to help. It may come across as nitpicking, but unless everybody uses the SAME "lingo" on a forum there's too much chance of mis-communication, I'm pretty sure...
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    Gas Pressure

    No prob Dale; I've worked with too many "manly men" who thought us Instrument "prima donnas" were afraid to get their hands dirty for my skin to be that thin - last 10 years or so I was lead man of a 11 man rotating maintenance crew consisting of millwrights, pipe fitters, welders, machinists...
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    Gas Pressure

    Dale, you and I are NOT arguing, I merely added an explanaton of HOW the gauge on the left accomplishes a FLOW indication - "I too set mine at 20 CFH. BTW, that IS a pressure gauge too, but it measures the pressure DROP across an orifice in order to show FLOW rate. Some regulator sets use a...
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    Gas Pressure

    Brandi, Dale is correct but he answered a different question - you should SLOWLY crack the tank valve til you start seeing pressure come up on the high pressure gauge - once it's up, open the valve all the way. The OTHER gauge (if there is one, instead of a rotometer) is your flow rate - I too...
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    Desperately need to fix driveway

    "I'll see if I can convince my husband on the top and tilt. Is it expensive and/or difficult to install if you're handy?" Graziaka, kind of depends on just HOW handy; I sourced the needed parts for my ancient Allis from surplus center and discount, did some minor machining on the...
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    Desperately need to fix driveway

    Graziaka, I don't recall anyone posting this link but I'd recommend reading it thoroughly Box Scraper Beginners guide to using a box blade It isn't a quick read, but well worth it since NONE of the recommended implements are gonna help if you don't know how to use 'em - Another thing others...
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    Chop Saw Reccomendations

    Mickey, all the 10-12" steel demon blades I've seen spec maximum rpm at 1800 (same as most dry cut saw blades) - I did your same experiment several years ago, I too was amazed at the results... Til about the 25th or 30th cut, when it'd quit cutting AT ALL - So finally last year I bought the...
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    Tig welders

    "Who is Arec? " Henro, looks like the mods agreed with me; the post I referred to is now GONE (as is my reply)... Steve
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    Woods vs Land Pride Quick Hitch

    It depends - see Dale's spec sheet (post#7 this thread) - if your implements are actually TRUE to specs, their dimensions differ in both height AND width. Makes it REALLY difficult to adapt. Might be simpler (if you weld, that is) to add ears and a top extender to your mower. My Gannon box...
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    Will this connector give me issue when trying to remove it?

    That one looks to me like a real cobble-up - I would say that if the other adapters on the valve block are ORB, then the circled one is likely to be a male orb/NPT female, followed by an NPT male/JIC female, into which the hose JIC male is attached. If so, I would scrap ALL those fittings and...
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    Will this connector give me issue when trying to remove it?

    Are you SURE your kioti has NPT threads? Your pic looks to be JIC connections to me. Granted, I know NOTHING about Kioti tractors, other than the sparse info on Also, from your pic it seems like a branch tee would be the LAST thing I would do. Even if your connections really...
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    Will this connector give me issue when trying to remove it?

    Just in case you're not aware, you have more than one option when you add a tee to the tank return - it's a given that you most likely will want a tee with one female and two male ends, but from your pic you'll probably be happier with a RUN tee, not a BRANCH tee - this...
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    What bottles to get?

    Bob, there's probably as many answers to that as there are people to ask - here's one of the longer answers for stainless You can probably find their answers for aluminum too -...
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    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Skikir, welcome to TBN; Here's HF's version I have one, could use a couple improvements but works OK once you figure out which dies to use for what... Steve
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    1969 Case 580CK W/ 33 Backhoe

    Welcome to TBN - Not sure where you found that pressure rating, but operating pressure on the CK AND my 580B is 2200 psi Scroll down that page to hydraulics. On my 580B, most of the hoe controls have adaptors...
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    Forks Lifting point

    By my calculation, those blocks weigh 3600# each; according to, the m9540's loader can lift just under 3000# at the pins. What am I missing here??!? ... Steve
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    Mangled my subsoiler pulling rocks

    Might wanna be careful how far you take this - I'm pretty sure that THIS time, the subsoiler died to save your TRACTOR - case in point; I have a friend that discovered a rock maybe 6" below surface, wanted it gone because that was his chosen garden area - has a JD with hoe attachment (small by...