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    DIY forks

    649652 2x2 steel tubing and trailer hitch receivers. Need a little more clearance than normal forks but still lift most anything and used left over materials
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    Cheap FEL cylinders keep bending

    I've been back dragging on my GC lots since I got it. I'm very careful when going forward and never go too fast in case I hit something solid. I've hit things solid enough to stall the motor two or three times but did no damage. Going backwards I've put the cutting edge vertical all the...
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    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    I'd express my feelings a bit differently. I have a desire to NOT HAVE the features. I'm gathering parts to build/restore a new pickup for myself because I can't buy a new one without all that junk.
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    Saving Money as Prices Increase

    In the 50's it was oatmeal mixed with hamburger for patties or meatloaf.
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    Shipping container for tractor storage

    I used a 40' aluminum container for storing an old car, scaffolding and left over construction materials for 20 years. This was in Richmond B.C. where the climate is similar to Seattle. I was amazed at how much condensation could gather on the ceiling. I had lots of used 2" foam available...
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    Changing coolant yearly or lack thereof.

    $1.97 here for 4 litres. I use it in my GC 2610 and my CTS-V. All my older stuff gets tap water.
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    Saving Money as Prices Increase

    About 1/2 of our income is from condo rentals. We will get by, but it would be a lot easier if the government didn't force us to subsidize our tenants. One condo is rented at current market at $1100 per month. Four just got their rent raised by $12.00 to $812, maximum allowed after three...
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    Concrete foundation without a cement truck

    Sometime in the 60's or 70's when concrete delivery wasn't available in the area I assisted my ex's father to pour a concrete foundation for their new house. It was about 1000 square feet with 8 or 9 foot walls at the rear and sides, about 3' at the front. We used 3 mixers and 3 men on each...
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    Help me design a way to transport and lift this fuel transfer tank

    It looks like there might be a possibility that this set up allows the tank to tilt towards the heavy end. using four straps or chains would prevent that.
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    Put new tires on the front of my 2010 GC2610. Wore out the originals and they had serious cracking on the sidewalls. The last week one needed air every day. Bought R4 tires and wheels from the Kabota dealer for less money than the Massey dealer wanted for tires alone. Now I have orange...
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    Anyone using a Snow Bucket / High Volume Bucket?

    The bucket I made for my GC2610 is 72" wide. If the snow is of the variety that makes good snowballs I can have difficulty pushing more than about 100'. The tractor will begin to power out and stop moving. I will then have to pick it up and dump before continuing. On occasion it will...
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    Anyone using a Snow Bucket / High Volume Bucket?

    I needed a bucket because I would run out of room with a plow or pusher. I made my own bucket for a GC2610. 50% wider and 25% higher. Turned out to be exactly the right size as any larger and my tractor wouldn't be able to lift a full heavy load. It cut my plow time by 50%
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    Garage Heater

    I had this problem in the seventies when I had no money and absolutely needed my car fixed. I found that if I put my wrenches in a bowl of warm water to heat them up that I could work much more comfortably. Obviously this limited my selection of tools but I got it done.
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    Should I replace my 2" trailer hitch?

    There is an adjustment on the underside. Make sure you remove all unnecessary slack when the hitch is locked on the ball. That's probably the reason it came off.
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    Water line question

    I had planned to install 3" sewer pipe as conduit for 1" pex to my shop but after reading this thread I think I need to research more. I installed my own yard hydrants using 1 1/4" black poly that is used locally for well drops. I wish I had bedded it in sand but took care to keep away any...
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    Is a 6' box blade too much for a compact?

    I bought a 6' blade for my GC2610 because it was a bargain. While it will rip my drive, it stalls out if the material in the box becomes 1/2 full. I'd gladly trade someone for a 5 footer and may someday get around to cutting it down, but it does the job I need it to.
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    Newer style Victor mouse traps.

    Haven't needed a mouse trap in at least 50 years but remember well catching lots of them in our house in the 50's. If they keep getting the cheese on the trap without triggering it, try tying it to the trigger with some thread. Less messy than peanut butter.
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    Quick attach Jib / trailer mover

    Why would you put a ball on a hitch built to tow a semi-trailer? I'm curious to see your trailers.
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    lumber dimensions

    And I recently discovered that 1x8 smart trim is only 7 1/4" wide when I prepared it for around my shop overhead door.
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    Losing a fingernail/toenail

    I've lost a few, years ago. While it was growing back I went to a spa and had an acrylic overlay installed. Another visit half way through and then again at the end to remove it. It helped a lot to prevent problems with it while working.
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    Compact Tractor: Help making the right decision

    I'm on one acre and wish my GC2610 TLB was a bit larger; heavier with bigger wheels and more loader lifting capacity. Can't imagine you being satisfied with it on five acres.
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    Raising an extension ladder

    Looks like he's working on a Mansard roof
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    Backhoe Broken Joystick after 10 Hours (GC1725M/CB65)

    Before my pick-up was off warranty I was told the slippage during shifting in the transmission was"within specs". A couple of hours up and down a steep hill with my trailer on eliminated that excuse.
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    Choosing between sub-compact and compact options.

    I'm on one acre and often wish I had been able to afford a larger unit. My GC2610 will do the job, but I'd really like the loader to handle more like 1200 lbs. The cost would have gone from $20,000 with tax to nearly $30,000. If I ever get all the construction work finished, it will be...
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    Moderna Sore arm, couldn't lay on it to sleep. Much better the next morning but it was a lazy day for sure. Couldn't force myself to accomplish anything the whole day and didn't care. Wife got a headache right away that went away with an ibuprofen, otherwise the same.
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    Cheap ways to put a roof over equipment?

    I used an aluminum 40' container as a warehouse for years and then sold it for $1000 to get it gone quickly. Only problem was really bad condensation in a climate similar to Seattle. If the container is steel, it isn't too hard to cut in extra doors.
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    Subcompact for hilly 3-acre

    Not only is it ballast, but when you get stuck in the snow, you can lift the rear wheels in order to push more snow under them and eliminate the need to tow it out.
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    How do you prep for future power outages?

    All of the electric water heaters I've worked on use 2000W elements on a flip-flop. Never seen anything else in a residential heater.
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    How Do You Get Driveway Gravel Out of Grassy Areas?

    I made a wider bucket to make it practical to push the length of my 150' driveway into the ditch across the street. In the 7 or 8 years I've been doing this there is no apparent "filling" of the ditch and I no longer receive the wrath of the boss when she does the gardening in the spring...
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    Subcompact for hilly 3-acre

    I have a 2010 GC2610 TLB and have dug out stumps from trees over 100' high and about 30" in diameter. The biggest two required me to use my 3/4 ton pick-up to drag them from the hole and took a whole day to do it, but I'm retired and the time isn't important. It wasn't quick, but it also dug...
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    What Do You Do With Your Waste Oil?

    Around here, 15 miles off the main highway, shops have to pay to have it hauled away. I'm hoping to have enough money left when I finish my shop to be able to afford a waste oil boiler. I'm also hoping to be able to run a line to the house for auxiliary heat, both in a power outage and to...
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    Thoughts on moving snow with a 35hp CUT

    I made my own bucket for my GC2610 for moving snow. I went from 48" to 72" and made it about 8" higher. It was taking about an hour to remove 18" to 24" of snow and was hoping to cut that time by 25%. It has cut the time in half. I was lucky with the size as you can feel the tractor...
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    Would you buy a 54" or 60" deck?

    I bought a used 54" because it was a bargain. I'm on an acre with several smaller lawn areas and would be better served with a smaller machine. It was my first rider and I had no experience. The reason I haven't is that most smaller machines come with weaker transaxles and It's harder to...
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    Subcompact for hilly 3-acre

    When I bought my 2010 GC2610 I was told the factory will void the warranty if the hoe is not factory installed.
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    HVAC questions

    We have an abundance of water here, only 22' down, which makes an open loop geothermal system even more efficient without the cost of installing the ground loop. Only once have we experienced colder than -25C for a few days and it didn't seem to make any difference to our heat. Another bonus...
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    I don't know much about farming, what am I looking at?
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    How to jump to new posts

    I admit that my computer knowledge is poor and I need help. I got tired of having to jump to new posts on every thread so I pushed the "mark forums read" button. Now it's even worse. How do I get this site to take me to the new posts on a thread I'm following like it used to?
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    Rebar supports in a slab

    I used a 2x6 and added angled sides to it to make a V shape form with a flat bottom and then stapled a crude piece of 1/2 round to the centre of the flat bottom. I mixed the concrete in a bucket with a home-made paddle mixer and then cut the pieces to length with a diamond blade in my skill...
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    New shop build, beginning stages with questions

    I just took these three. I'm not good with computer stuff and it tells me that it can't find any new ones on my phone that showed them in place befrore placing concrete. The first is a form 8' long. The second is a left over section of the concrete I poured and the third is after cutting...
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    Front loader bucket has some holes in it and might need welding?

    Once you've learned to weld it's not that hard to make a complete new bucket. I wanted a larger one to move snow. Cost me less than $300.
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    Loader Quick attach for GC1720

    I made my own quick change because all the ones I was able to find were way too heavy for my machine. I couldn't afford to lose 150 lbs. or more from the loader capacity
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    Pallet forks for your tractor

    I wanted a set with a quick attach for my GC2610 but the adapters all were very heavy which took away too much capacity for my little machine so I made my own. Just finished them recently so they haven't been used a lot. They aren't adjustable now but more receivers can be added if...
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    The picture on my last post is of the home built bucket I made for moving snow This one is of the quick change brackets. This next is of the adapter frame with forks installed. Moving my sled with a jib pole installed. Loading into my truck. With a couple of planks I can also move...
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    Gc steering

    Anybody else experience a loose steering cylinder on a GC series tractor? The cylinder is held in with a bracket at each end that has had the hole enlarge a fair amount to allow the cylinder to move about while trying to steer. New brackets may reduce the slop, but still will allow the...
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    leaking kingpin seal

    Is anyone able to direct me as to where I can find instructions on how to replace a kingpin seal on a 2010 GC2610? No luck on google, but I always seem to use the wrong terms. Thanks
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    2016 Ram 2500 verses 6 point buck 70mph

    You got off easier than I did. Hit my Beemer at just under 80 kph (50 mph) and wrote it off.
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    plans for soil screener

    I figured that this would be the best place to look for plans to build a soil screen/shaker but a search brings up everything but that. I find it hard to believe that a search only shows one thread for a grizzly screen. Any suggestions for what words to use for my search or anyone have any...
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    Tow motorcycle with a tractor (adapter for 2" receiver hitch)

    try again for the second picture
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    Tow motorcycle with a tractor (adapter for 2" receiver hitch)

    Here's the picture I promised. The 2x2 is 1/8 wall and the angle is 1/4. It was all scrap I had hanging around and took about an hour to make. I use ratchet straps, at the middle of contact in two places. This has been sufficient to tow my Sportster over 20 miles at up to 50mph. I...