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    E bike recommendations?

    Specialized is the only one I would consider. They make e bikes in 4 or 5 styles (road, mountain, commuter, etc) and each in different price points depending on components. They are fantastic. I am an avid cyclist for 40 years and very informed about what’s out there. Go to a dealer, get fitted...
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    trail brush maintenance - Samurai Cutter - Sicklebar or similar option?

    I would also use my grapple to widen it where possible. Rip out all that small growth if the big trees don’t prevent that.
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    Stihl KM 131R kombi review

    All the logging roads and zig zag lanes are shooting lanes planted in clover, oats and peas. There is a stand at every apex often looking several hundred yards in multiple directions. These are trimmed every year with my Kombi saws. Lots of miles.
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    Kubota Mechanic in upstate SC.

    My Kubota M6800 needs some repair. I have various leaks in seals and routine issues like bearings that need addressed. My dealer closed several years ago so I need a good tractor mechanic who can tackle these things. Do any of you guys know a reliable mechanic in the Greenville area? I...
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    What’s causing this drip?

    My Kubota M6800 has developed a drip in the front axle. There’s no Kubota mechanic nearby. And I have no mechanical skills or desire to learn. What’s your best guess on the cause? I assume this is gear oil, and I expect a bad seal. It almost looks like it’s coming out of the grease...
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    Anyone have good luck using electrolysis to remove rust from wheels?

    I used it to clean old hoppers from an Rusty row planter. It works great. I used a plastic trash can and rebar for my sacrificial anodes. And sodium carbonate which I found online. Here’s before/after pix.
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    What rear tractor tires to buy?

    I’m in need of new rear tires for my Kubota M6800 4WD, size 16.9-30. I will fill these, and want R-1 Ag tires. I use it for general work on my hunting property...disking, Bush-hogging , and FEL work. I don’t want to spend a fortune, but want good quality. What’s your advice on what tires to...
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    Pulling a drag harrow with an ATV

    I’m considering buying a drag harrow (standard chain type) to pull with my Polaris 550 ATV. I’m looking at a 6’ wide, 8’ long Tractor Supply version the weighs about 248 pounds. I want to pull it over tilled soil after broadcasting seed. Will this be too big for my ATV to handle? Any of you...
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    Pull Type Disk, Would My Tractor Pull it?.

    I have about the same size Kubota. Loaded tires, 4WD. I pull a offset disc, narrower than that one but every bit as heavy. But an offset is more aggressive, ie bites more. Even though I set it at the least aggressive angle, it still taxes my tractor, especially in damp soil or uphill...
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    Water pump replacement.

    My radiator on my M6800 needs replacement. Now that I’ve disassembled everything, I’m going to replace the water pump, thermostat and hoses and belt. I’m not a mechanic so are there any tips? Bought new gaskets for both the pump and thermostat. Obviously I need to clean the mating...
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    Disc Harrow Industrias America 3 point disc

    I’m looking at this Industrias America model 2220 disc. I can’t find any information on this company, nor the weight of this disc. I know this brand is not a name brand, but it looks pretty decent and very heavy. Discs are 22”. I’ll use it for primary tillage of small food plots. Any...
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    Disc Harrow Your opinion on this old harrow

    I’m looking for a harrow to disc some remote food plots, that are in tight places. I have a big offset disc that works great, but it’s a pain to transport. I saw this old Deere disc, about 7 feet wide, and it looks in decent condition. Anyone have any knowledge of this Model 100? I also...
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    F3990 Radiator Fan Replacement?

    I just finished removing my radiator from my Kubota M 6800. (It sprung a leak). My fan is chewed up also from a previous stick. I’m going to probably replace it and the water pump now that it’s all disassembled. I didn’t try to remove the fan without taking off the radiator, but it would...
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    Old plows with available wear parts?

    I’ve restored several plows. Both were old Ford plows, and I had no trouble finding parts. The old Deere plows would also be good. One warning, make sure you buy a plow with some sort of trip mechanism, either shear bolts or spring trip. When you hit a rock or root, the plow will trip, and...
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    Disc Harrow Can I buy a big disc harrow and reduce by removing blades

    There is no simple answer. Is the disc a three point hitch model or a tow behind with hydraulics. Is your tractor four wheel drive? How heavy is your tractor? Are your rear tires loaded? Are your tires good? How wet is the soil? Disking is affected by all these. I pull a big offset...
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    Why is my hydraulic quick connect blowing out?

    My friends big John Deere keeps blowing out the hydraulic hose to implements from one of the rear remotes. The female inside of the remote looks normal, as does the male hose end connector. But when a load is on the line, it blows off the hose. What’s going on? Is it just a bad female or...
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    How do you tarp a trailer?

    I have a 16’ tandem axle landscaping trailer with 18” tall sheet metal sides. I frequently haul mulch or landscaping debris. Regular tarps just don’t work well. The grommets tear out as the wind gets under it. Are there aftermarket tarps that hold up and are easy to secure and place...
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    Grapple width?

    This has been discussed many times. My opinion is based on my extensive use of my grapple on my M6800. I would go narrow, and a single lid is plenty. I use mine very frequently for uprooting trees, scrub bushes, etc. as well as cleaning up fallen trees, chain saw debris, moving large logs...
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    Grapple decisions....

    What do you plan to use it for? That’s a key question. I use mine mainly for cleaning up chain saw debris (fallen trees, collecting cut off limbs or saplings), clearing land by pushing down trees (max 6 or 8”), uprooting the root ball, and making piles. I can also dig a little with it...
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    Woodworking crosscut tools: Feedback needed

    You should consider a smaller sliding compound saw, like the Hitachi 8 1/2”. It has plenty of capacity for most work and is way smaller than those giant sliders (I have both). But my Hitachi is permanently mounted and I use it for all my furniture building. I strongly recommend installing an...
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    Dust Mask Recommendations

    I’ve tried them all! By far the best mask for general dust (sawdust, attic dust, tractor stirred up dust, pollen, grinding dust) is the Dust Be Gone mask sold at Woodcraft. It’s extremely comfortable, soft, fits under glasses, cool, washable, durable and effective. I recommend them highly...
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    What wood did you use for your porch?

    I would strongly consider Ipe. It is indestructible. Like another said, without any finish, it will turn grey, but with an oil finish, it’s a pretty walnut color brown. It has several drawbacks. It is extremely heavy, the heaviest wood I’ve ever used. It cannot be nailed or screwed...
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    Help me pick best grapple for my tractor!

    I have extensive use of a grapple on my 70 horse Kubota. I use it for up chainsaw debris, uprooting trees up to 6 or 8” and carrying then to brush pile, Removing fallen trees, holding logs for chainsawing, loading logs onto a portable sawmill, clearing brush like privet...
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    Drilling multiple holes in a line.

    I’m building a landscape rake and need to drill 50 3/8” holes spaced two inches apart along a straight line. I plan to use either 1/2” or 3/8” angle or something similar. I have a floor drill press, but it’s not a great one, but adequate. I’ve even thought about buying a mag drill if I...
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    Pulling implements with an ATV

    Yes. Here are some pix. It did pretty well. The pipe and connecting chains are very strong. The fence is the weak point. But after dragging it a few miles, the fence tore a little, but it still works. I bought a roll of scrap chain link fence so as it deteriorates severely, I can quickly...
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    Building a landscape rake

    I have a Landpride 35 series rear blade. They sell a rake accessory that uses the main frame, but I want to build one. All I need to build is the rake bar itself. My tractor is a 70 horse, so it needs to be fairly stout. I’ve researched many different builds and can’t decide how to attach...
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    B2650 ROPS light mounting bracket?

    Here’s a better picture.
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    B2650 ROPS light mounting bracket?

    Here is my solution. Sorry, not a great picture. I used rectangular tube, cut on a diagonal, attached with square U bolts. The lights are protected from low limbs, as they just fold back supported by the tubes
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    Pulling implements with an ATV

    I have a Polaris 550 4 wheeler. I see many people pulling light implements with similar ATVs. Specifically, I was thinking of pulling a drag harrow, say 6 or 7 feet wide and perhaps weighing 150 pounds. My question is does this harm or accelerate wear of the transmission? I also worry...
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    Another snake identification

    My sis killed this snake. All I’ve seen is this photo. Couldn’t see pupils. Head looks like a viper but color confuses me. What’s your identification?
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    Help me design a way to transport and lift this fuel transfer tank

    Here’s my solution. Know it’s very basic but it solves my problem. I filled it with almost 40 gallons as it was secured in my truck bed and easily unloaded it with the grapple quickly with no help. Thanks for everyone’s ideas.
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    Help me design a way to transport and lift this fuel transfer tank

    I have this steel diesel tank, 36 gallons. I want to design and build something to help me lift it from the bed of my truck (full of diesel) and place it in my shed, just a few feet away. I’ll lift it with my FEL which has a grapple with teeth, which had plenty of power. Basically, I want...
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    Plasma cutting square tubing or angle iron

    I'm learning about plasma cutters. Cutting flat stock is common, but how do they perform on square tubing or angle iron? Other than flat, are plasmas useful for other metal cutting purposes in fabrication?
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    Hypertherm Powermax 30 Air

    Does anyone have any experience with the Powermax 30 Air? I've read some favorable reviews of it. Having a built in air supply appeals to me. I wish they had this feature in the 40 amp model.
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    What's happened to Shield Arc

    As a welding “hack” and self taught novice, I’ve always noticed how helpful and kind he is to share his knowledge. I’ve read so many of his posts here, and have always been impressed with how he offers great advice with such humility, never in a condescending way that experts often do. So...
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    Question about my Everlast Powerarc 200

    I have an older PA200, bought in 2011. The owners manual was a joke. In reading about the newer models, I see they have a dedicated negative port for 6010. Mine doesn’t have this. It only has one negative port. My question is can 6010 be run on my machine effectively, or should I use...
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    How to switch a 12 volt pump remotely.

    If I don’t use a relay, guess this switch would work, with an inline 30A fuse?
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    How to switch a 12 volt pump remotely.

    I have a sprayer that I made from a 275 gallon tote. It has this 12 volt pump. It will be on my 3 point hitch, have a deep cycle battery. I want to be able to switch it on/off from my tractor seat. Do they make a switch pre-made that would work or be adapted or guess I can make one from...
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    Any Camper Advice?

    I’m thinking about buying a used camper (19, or 20 ft) to place on my farm/hunting property. I’d like to spend an occasional night there in the fall and winter, but never when it’s hot. Hopefully talk my wife into joining me. But there’s no electricity, well, or septic system. It’s about...
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    Rotary Cutter Help with Rotary Cutter. Clutch issue?

    I have a Woods BB 72 rotary cutter. It wasn’t cutting well last year, and smoking from the clutch, so I dismantled the clutch, found the two disc pads to be shot, so I replaced them. Also cleaned up the metal surfaces. My buddy used it for the first time today, tested it on an area with...
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    How to rebuild a Bush Hog Rotary Cutter gearbox.

    Looking at your Bush Hog specs, my Woods looks very comparable. I wonder if the gear boxes are interchangeable? Maybe someone with more knowledge than me can answer that. But if the spline diameters are the same and the 6 bolt pattern the same, It may work. I believe this one cost around...
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    200 Gallon sprayer tank pump

    Here’s the pump I’m using. It will deplete my 275 gallon tote easily non stop. I run it off of a regular battery like a trolling motor battery. I used the Fimco switch but need to rewire it with a heavier gauge wire or just rig up a better switch.
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    What do I need to make a tank sprayer into a pasture sprayer

    Here is my pump and plumbing
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    What do I need to make a tank sprayer into a pasture sprayer

    Here’s my sprayer running off of a 12 V battery. It uses a T jet head from Tractor Supply. I’ll try to find the part number. I do remember it was about $100. Works great. It covers about 30 feet. I can spray 275 gallons in a few hours.
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    Remodeling Question - Outside Window Removal (not)

    No. Since I went all the way down to the framing, and even tweaked the old framing, I used a new construction window with a flange. If you like, I can look up the specific model. Here are other pictures, from outside. I wanted to keep the original brick unchanged, and have the window blend...
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    Remodeling Question - Outside Window Removal (not)

    Here are a few pictures of mine, before and after. I enlarged an old bath, added a large tile shower where the widow was. I removed everything down to the framing. Remove an old double hung window. Repaired and made the new framing ideal, coated every wood member with a Red Guard. Can’t...
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    Should I go ATI on this ?

    i have the same tractor. I have the ATI Tach All adapter. I've been fairly pleased with it. I think Everything Attachments sells them. Sent from my iPad using TractorByNet
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    yellowjacket protection

    I have been preparing my foodplots this week, and encountered 6 nests, and of course, it's always on an uphill where the tractor is bogging down, and there's no acceleration. Plus most of our elevated deer stands have paper wasps nesting, so they need to be sprayed, but climbing into a stand...
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    Problem with posting

    Wasn't sure where to ask this, but when using this forum, I'm having problems. On my I-Pad, with spell check on, this happens....when I write one word, then hit the space bar, my device closes the ap. So I am forced to disable spell check when I post. When it is off, all works great. Any...