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    Chainlink fence drag to smooth dirt

    I have graded a few areas to smooth out high places, and create more gentle slopes, etc so I can mow easier in the Spring, and so it will be as level as possible - the area is now a gently sloping -rolling landscape. What I am now contemplating is attaching a length of chain link fence to...
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    very tight throttle - adjustable ?

    I have a 3410 HST. The throttle is very, very difficult to move from idle to 2000 rpm, and to go to 540 PTO takes both hands with bracing my body firmly with my feet - and then is still very difficult to manage - barely possible actually- and I am a fairly strong guy. Down line the linkage is...
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    Things you will probably only do once

    In the category of things you hopefully will only do once --- After digging - over the past month - about 20 some post holes, today I dug a few more - but this time because of pure lack of attention, after digging a hole, and while trying to maneuver out of a tight area, I pulled the tractor...
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    Washing a tractor

    I know this may sound a bit dumb, but I have a reason for asking - what care do you need to take when hosing down your tractor - or pressure washing it ? I ask because I once caused major damage to my diesel pickup when I was cleaning and de-gunking the engine - I was told that I should never...
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    Hydraulics hose popped off - bleeding question

    The fanasty of tractor ownership meeting the realities: One of the hydraulic hoses came out of a connector. I unhooked the hose and will take the fittings and the hose in to town tomorrow to have it reconnected as I do not yet have tools to do this here, or the experience to know just what to...
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    Auger sizes - best all around use

    I ordered a 9" and a 12" auger for my PHD - I have the 9" and the 12" is on back order. However, after using the 9" today, I am thinking I don't need a 12" but perhaps a 6" would be better - for round posts, metal pipe posts, . . . I originally ordered the 12" for RR ties, but afer digging a...
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    Mower shear bolts breaking

    Well, I am finally able to get to use my tractor and implements after being out of town for a couple of days. I have used the FEL and box blade and post hole digger and all work well. But I have had a problem with my 72" rear rotary mower (72" Gearmore w/KK labels as well). I read manual...
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    Magnetic drink holder

    I was looking to fashion a cup holder of some kind on my tractor, and was looking for something magnetic when I came across stukcup.com site web page They offer 22 and 32 oz sizes of insulated beverage containers with straw or pop up options which have a magnetic base so you can place it on...
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    Removing RR tie fence posts

    I have been removing RR tie fence posts which have been in the ground for probably 20 + years - I use FEL and a chain wrapped around base of RR tie. Some come out -some don't. They are all in at least 3 feet. I have three chain hooks on the bucket - I am using the two on the ends. I loosen...
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    Tractor here. Dang are you guys smart

    Kubota 3410 HST arrived about 4 PM. After unloading everything, taking care of paperwork and orientation all wrapped up I only had about one hour in the seat, but amazing amount of work done already. You all were right about TnT. It is, to me at least, essential - I used it extensively in...
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    Video or entrepreneurial opportunity?

    Is there a video out there somewhere which demonstrates proper hook-ups and use of and safety issues with tractors and implements and common tasks ? Perhaps put out by farm bureaus or govt. ? If not, maybe there is an entrepreneurial opportunity for someone out there - it seems a number of...
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    Locating Kubotas in Calif

    Now that I have found my tractor - to be delivered next week - after a long and careful search - I know just how difficult it can be to find certain Kubotas in central Calif. If anyone out here in central Calif is looking to buy or might be interested in buying a new B7800, a B2910 with about...
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    Pulled trigger, hope I didn't shoot myself

    Pulled trigger, hope I didn\'t shoot myself Just ordered Kubota 3410 (with 16 hours), R4s filled, Woods 1016 FEL, bucket with chain hooks, reinforcement bar, tooth bar, and pallet forks and QA, foldable - removable canopy, TnT, arm rests, 72" rear rotary mower, post hole digger with 9" and 12"...
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    Gearmore brand attachments info

    I did a search in TNB for comments on this brand but found little. I understand it is primarily a west coast brand. It is the brand one dealer I am talking to listed in the package quote with a tractor I am considering. Does anyone have any experience with this brand that might be helpful. I...
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    FEL digging depth specs

    In comparing specs for different FELs, I see a "digging depth" spec. What is that exactly and how significant are differences, e.g., one states d-depth is 3", another states theirs is 4.9", "when bucket is level" ? Apples and Apples or something else involved regarding the 4.9" qualifier ?
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    Tractor Research Over: Now the details

    Back for more help. After a couple of months of rather thorough research, (including hours and hours reviewing posts on this forum) and countless visits with tractor salesmen at different dealers, and after carefully assessing my needs, etc. I have decided to order a Kubota B7800 with the LA402...
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    Remedy for digging dogs

    I thought I would share this for what it's worth. One of our pound dogs, despite having acres of land outside of the yard area to dig in, continued to dig up flower beds and lawn. Some of it was well motivated - catching gophers and moles, but some of it was not. Motivation did not matter to...
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    Bucket Selection Issues

    Some Bucket issues. As I am soliciting prices on tractors and combinations of features, I came to the point of deciding if I need a HD bucket and a QA. In the course of considering a HD bucket vs regular bucket, it seems that it would be important to determine the per cubic weight of the...
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    News from Kioti

    I e-mailed Kioti the other day inquiring about whether a larger HP HST in the CK line was going to be introduced. Today I received my response: Dear Ron, Thank you for your inquiry. The CK25 and CK30 will be introduced this fall for Spring, 2004 retails. I hope that you can wait that...
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    trucking a tractor / what are the issues?

    After comparing the tractor prices you all are getting everywhere else - even for brands other than the big 3 - ($3 to 5 thousand more here for same set ups) and after exhausting all reasonable possibilities here -I started to look at other options and am actively working on putting together a...
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    Death / back hoe and canopy

    I don't really quite understand the dynamics of how this happened exactly, but I ran across it while searching for canopies, and thought I would share it - will try to attach it. Industry: Agriculture Age: 63 years Area: Central Interior Worker crushed to death between tractor canopy...
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    Alternatives to Canopy

    While I am resting from trying to figure out if I have learned too much here to ever be able to be happy with any tractor I can afford, I turn my thoughts to what I will want to add to it after I get it. I looked at a canopy or two while visiting dealers, but it seemed they were pretty proud of...
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    Feeling deprived in California

    I am interested in taking a look at Kioti line, but apparently not even one dealer in the state - I used Kioti's web site dealer locator - one in Washington, one in New Mexico. . . etc, but none here. I sent Kioti an e-mail re their suggestions to enable me to look at one, etc. If I can take a...
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    Electric fence and hummingbirds dying

    I have always understood that to receive the shock of an electric fence you had to be grounded - i.e. in contact with the ground. But there must be another law of physics working out there, because we are finding humming birds dead and swinging upside down with feet locked around the electric...
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    Century 2035 engine

    From reading all of the Century / Branson posts here I was under impression that engines were Kukje until the 3045 which was Yanmar - but a site I just visited advises the 2035 (35 hp) is a Mitsubishi engine. How does Mitsubishi compare with Kukje diesel engines? I am looking at 35 hp Century...
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    Interesting dealer comment

    I just finished re-reading the entire JD4310 vs Kubota 3130 post, and because of some of the comments there, it caused me to think of what a JD dealer mentioned to me yesterday. After he told me what the hp was for various units, I asked if those were PTO hp numbers. He said no, then gave me...
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    A "tractor quotes" topic

    A \"tractor quotes\" topic There are so many wise and humorous comments posted here that it might be interesting to collect and keep them in one topic - call it "tractor wisdom" or "tractor quotes" or whatever. Examples: First my favorite - 'A tractor without a FEL is a slow way to get to...
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    Finish vs bush mowers

    What is the difference in the end product when a finish mower is used instead of a brush mower (not certain my term is correct) - what would I notice ? Same question, and assume I have a crummy lawn (in the country - mountains - here it is difficult to keep a pristine lawn - so a combination of...
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    Buying Advice 4310 Tractor and attachments: Need advice

    After visiting the NH dealer today and coming close to buying a TC29 (about 126 hours / not HST) at $13,900 with 7308 FEL included, I went over to JD dealer and looked at a 4310 with about 121 hours, they want $17,700 with the 430 FEL. (dealer thought I could get by with the 420) It is not HST...
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    Dealer Case dealers in central Cal: for DX29 /DX33

    The case dealers I have found in my area do not handle the compact tractor line - I am looking to price DX29 and DX 33 as have learned here they are same as NH TC29D/ 33D - but can't find any dealers here for the CUTs - will keep looking - but does anyone know of dealer in central Cal handling...
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    uploading my picture

    In My Home, it appears possible to upload picture so it will appear with posts, however, after selecting a digital picture from a selection in my computer, and trying to send it in, I was advised that it the data size was too large. Is there a way I can manage this ? Not that you all need or...
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    Drag scraper vs box scraper

    I visited a NH dealer today in my journey towards tractorville - to see what they had and could put together, prices etc. I told him I wanted a FEL and box scraper . . . When we were discussing uses I had for a tractor, and I mentioned maintaining rolling roads on my rolling foothill property...
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    rental/lease returns vs new

    In my search for a new or used tractor, I find that several dealers (NH / JD / Kubota / MF) rather immediately begin to advise me about availability of like new tractors they refer to as rentals or lease returns. They quote hours from about 50 to 200 on the units. They are apparently readily...
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    Making a pond with a tractor ?

    I am reading posts every night to learn as much as I can about tractors as I try to figure out what to get - meanwhile I keep adding to my list of tractor projects ( wife is even figuring out a project or two) - now thinking I may be able to put in a pond - a dozer guy gave me an estimate of $10...
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    Help with getting first tractor

    I just found this forum - looks great. Here is what I need help with. I have 90 acres of foothill property in California mountains - used primarily for grazing cattle. I need something to help move some dirt around - landscaping, maintain roads (with some road building involving just some...
 
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