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    At what point do you justify buying more tools vs making do with what you already hav

    Hmm. I wonder if velcro sticks to carpet?
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Rhythm is always good. I even use it on the lights at the drag strip.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Yup. 20" bar was all I brought to the woods. Granted, we didn't do too much limbing when logging for stems. I buck with 16" bar as a home owner. On a bigger saw, it just slices through in no time. We had long bars of 48" but seldom was this brought into play. We used this combo on big wolf...
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    The color of tractors

    Cheez OG, I'm the exact opposite. As I get older, I'm not caring about particulars. I lean toward simple. Color is simple and has become just as strong a sensory perception as any other "detail" that is thrown at us. My goal is to become more like an amoeba just swimmin thru the slime.
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    The color of tractors

    PAINT IT YELLOW. (sorry for yelling but you got me excited).
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    What is this sound?

    The second click is the relay going to warming glow plugs. That is much slower than what your sound is. The constant click is a fuel solenoid switch. You need to check 5 things. 1. Principal ground wire connection going from battery to chassis. 2. Battery connections. 3. Glow plug rail nuts...
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    The color of tractors

    Takes all kinds. I see something old and my first inclination is to want to "restore it" like it came from the factory 70 or 80 yrs ago..but i might paint it yellow with aluminum colored wheels. I don't like patina as a demonstration of "value worth" or "hey, look at me, I'm old." I have never...
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    The color of tractors

    If Agco came out with an all yellow tractor with aluminum colored wheels, I dunno if anything would dissuade me from buying it. I also must be stupid if i equate this: flat,1000x1000,075,f.jpg, with this:boohoo-x-megan-fox-collab-162100127.html
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    The color of tractors

    Yeah, that "patina" look just doesn't move me whatsoever. I think it was more of a "collector" thing to warrant "originality" as a marker of authenticity to justify worth. I see anything like that at a car show and I'm completely turned off and won't even acknowledge it. Sort of what I think of...
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    The color of tractors

    Why yes it was!
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    The color of tractors

    This has been a plethora of answers as to selection of machinery. Sometimes straying off my original question which I'm glad about because it raises another question. Color, like music, can invoke more of spiritual, emotional involvement rather than temporal explanation of choice. That being...
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    The color of tractors

    They went together better 35 yrs ago.
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    The color of tractors

    Do you hate cutting the grass?
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    The color of tractors

    This is a different mindset. You are putting your brain before suggestion. I'm questioning the aspect of color as a subliminal purchase consideration. I was drawn firstly to the orange of kubotas and did not take into account the quality of their tractors because I didn't know much about the...
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    The color of tractors

    As a young lad, I possessed certain toy construction equipment that was mostly orange. Tonka trucks usually came in yellow..Some of mine were orange. Toy tractors were usually red. I often wonder how these colors of our youth, had any subliminal effect on our purchases as adults. I seem to have...
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    Putting the R1 vs R4 debate to rest?

    Even these not to a "specific application".
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    Putting the R1 vs R4 debate to rest?

    Nice machine Step. On compacted or dirt surfaces, I found I had more push for loader work with loaded R4's. Keep saying efficacy for tires depends on the work you do. Kinda like marriage. Some dump their spouse after 3-4 yrs or less because of slippery slopes. Others get excellent traction...
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    Putting the R1 vs R4 debate to rest?

    This is why it is so important to scope out the use , tractor size and weight, land and driver habit before recommending a tire. Everyone knows R4's will work on a given set of circumstances and R1's have their place as well. I have R1's on a 4000 lb tractor. I use it for logging and snow...
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    Putting the R1 vs R4 debate to rest?

    I wish you the best with the tires of your choice.
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    Putting the R1 vs R4 debate to rest?

    I love these. Wish they were more readily available here in the sizes for compact machines.
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    XC drag build

    Flake Rake.
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    The Top 5 Tractor Channels on YouTube

    I think this adorable. She makes it so simple sounding. Does she have one for open heart surgery?
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    Frequency of lube changes

    I did 4 engine oil changes in my JD 750 over the 28 yrs that I had it (Yanmar diesel) . I sold it in 2013 w 1650 hrs on it. Still running like a champ. With roughly 60 hrs per year of use, I changed it around 400 hrs. Rotella 15/40. Coinsides w what RalphVa is saying.
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    The Top 5 Tractor Channels on YouTube

    Overall I found the listing helpful. Thanks M. That Messicks place is the real deal. I can't guess what his monthly overhead must be. He has $750 Wiltons mounted on his trucks! Seems like an honest and forthright bunch.
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    Fram tractor hydraulic fluid?

    It's the guy who asks you to pay for his lunch because he has no money left after his .357 purchase.
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    Fram tractor hydraulic fluid?

    Figure it like this. Two men are armed with guns. If the spec or criteria is "come armed", then both meet the CA'd spec. One guy is carrying a .357 mag and the other a 22 pistol. Additives are like that too. Is there a mark up for branded oil? Absolutely. But the difference in price for say...
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    Fram tractor hydraulic fluid?

    Depends how you use your machinery and how far you have to travel to get the proper oil. If I put on 50 hrs a year, I'm doing something. I have little compunction of going down to my dealers and buy 2 five gallon containers of Mahindra hydraulic oil. To me, what's $180 every 5 years? What's...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    You may be looking at grease spatter on the boom cylinders if that's what you mean.
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    Putting the R1 vs R4 debate to rest?

    Congratulations. Great machine. You could have also kicked out the rims on the R1's for wider stance. You are actually safer with R1's on side hills with wet terrain or grass as long as the wheels they are mounted on are set to their widest spread. I know you were thinking of stability or...
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    4035 PST PTO

    There's what's considered the pto safety lock out switch for a bit over 20 bucks and then there is a pto solenoid for $192 for the 4035. If planning to replace the entire wire, do yourself a favor and get a wire loom.
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    ms250 not starting

    I find the 250 flood rather easily. Take an air hose and blow out the cylinder. Then insert a dry spark plug and crank it w/o the choke about a dozen times or more. Real sensitive chokes on these things. I've used a ton of chainsaws and I personally do not harbor delight for the Stihl 250. Choke...
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    R1 or R4...probably kicking a hornet's nest

    Again, a plethora of opinion as usual with this type tire discussion. What is often not spoken is how a person uses their machine, or its size or the lay of the land. Those details make a huge difference. One guy has a heck of a time w snow with his R4's on his Kubota 2800 while another guy has...
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    R1 or R4...probably kicking a hornet's nest

    Air up those R1's. You'll be ok. The rest of your needs seem to point to R1's in my opinion.
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    Mahindra Models Compared

    Yes I would but it would carry more hp like 35-45 than what I currently have.
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    Cone wood splitters

    I give the guy credit on the second example. He has it at head height. If something happened, it would effect his least important body part.
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    Drill Bit Sets

    For straight up non cobalt drills, the best bits I've used are Bosch and Milwaukee. DeWalts aren't too bad but I find them not quite up to snuff as th above two.. Have had better durability with these than the Irwin's. The off shore cobalts may be cheap but I find them to be extremely fragile...
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    Millermatic 211 vs. Hobart Handler 210MVP

    I have an open garage. Cement floor on one side and crushed stone on the other side. It is subject to every bit of moisture that the ambient humidity throws at it. I may have little leg to stand on with this statement considering the electronics in cars now a days but I join the camp of not...
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    Mahindra Models Compared

    This is a good post because it gives perspective on two fronts: 1. The visual itself proving the ability of the tractor 2. The aspect of hydro providing ease of use for the operator. I agree whole heartedly and this coming from a die hard shift guy. That being said; The shuttle shift on the 3500...
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    Completely homemade excavator

    How long did this puppy take you to build? You gots skills.
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    Mahindra Models Compared

    Personally and from my experience, loader lift is not the only equation. Now that I understand why you would need more tractor than what you have, I would also have to add that lifting 2500-3000 lb logs would need even more tractor than you're looking at. What also has to be taken in is...
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    Rounded off drain plug

    Ginger was the Ferrari. Speaking of Ferraris, I recall back in the 60's while in college. On the book store billboard were two cars for sale. One was a real 66 Shelby Cobra for $6650 and the other was a 67 Ferrari 275 GTB for $8500. Those two today would heave netted a return of over 4 mil.
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    Trouble with my 3016, need help.

    Let's start real simply at first: 1. Chk to see if your shuttle shift is fully engaged. 2. Be sure you are not stuck between high and low speed set. 3. Make sure pto lever is not actuated.
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    Mahindra Models Compared

    The 1538 would be a step down from what you have. Numbers starting with the 25's and 26's are Tyms. 35,s and up are Indian. The 45's are dinosaur tractors with over 3K lift capacity. They are archaic in design and based on the old International tractors of the 50's and 60's. There is no gear...
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    Rounded off drain plug

    That's cuz she wasn't of European vintage. Their cars are more like Ginger. MaryAnn was more like a Chevrolet.
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    Why did I buy this thing?

    Correct. Loader and backhoe are made by KMW in Kansas.
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    Why did I buy this thing?

    Wow. This is similar to throat cancer.. I have the Mahindra 3016 which is the same as the 1626 but w more loader capacity. Have owned it for 8 yrs. I've checked the oil on it 3 times. No puddle underneath, I'm good. If you need to check the oil "every day", leave the side panels off and paint...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    Some guys just have these kind of brains. Good stuff!
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    Mahindra Models Compared

    If you are comparing fel lift capacities and general size, you are correct. The Mahindra 3540 offers a power shuttle where you can shift on the fly and no clutch needed. It has provisions for both cat 1 and II with a flip of a ball. It offers 7 pin connector if you are trailering. It is...
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    Turf tires vs r4’s

    So you're blaming the tractor instead of the static weight put on the tire by any tractor? Try airing up some.
 
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