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    Drawbar pulling question

    Reading in another thread about rollovers, and recalling how I almost rolled my 9N over backwards shortly after I bought it made me think some about pulling with my Yanmar YM2310. When I almost rolled that old Ford over backwards it was because of the way I was pulling and because it was my...
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    Way out in lead, er, left field

    I hafta add weight to my Yanmar YM2310. I keep thinking about liquid weight and steel weight. The steel being discs that bolt to the wheels. The holes in the rim are there after all. But then I had a thought. The best weight for lowering the center of gravity is, of course, weight down low...
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    Sausage casing help please

    In the past, whenever I made sausage links, I used natural casings. Intestine. It works very well. However, I was talking with a woman at our local Eagles Aerie and she said there was no way she would use them. Grossed her out. She only makes dried sausages, like pepperoni and uses the...
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    Sausage stuffer recs please

    I'm sure lots of folks here are making their own sausages. I use a meat grinder attached to the Kitchenaid mixer to grind meat. But it makes a lousy sausage stuffer. After the meat is ground, even if I partially freeze it, it is still a pain to feed through the auger type meat grinder for...
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    YM2310 dragging brakes?

    Or something more ominous? Or nothing at all? So, my YM2310 is hard to push around when both transmissions are in neutral. I was trying to roll it backwards to hook up my new to me tiller. Even after I raised the FEL off of the ground it. Was still very hard to roll on level ground. Hard enough...
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    Sub 20 HP air cooled gasoline engine fuel efficiency vs sub 30 HP liquid cooled diesel.

    The subject is my question. How would a 14 HP air cooled gasoline engine compare to an approx. 27 HP liquid cooled diesel engine. I know that on an equal type basis the gas engine is going to use about 20% more fuel than the diesel when powering the same load. But this is not an equal...
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    Sausage Bread

    I'm the cook in my house. Part of cooking involves grinding all the ground meat we eat. Some of that meat is pork shoulder that I use for making sausage of various types. Sometimes when baking bread I put in a bunch of just barely cooked sausage. The sausage I make is leaner than the store...
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    Buying on Aliexpres, my one experience.

    I have read various posts about Alibaba and Aliexpress here on TBN. Since I have bought one item on Aliexpress I thought my experience might be slightly useful. A few years ago I decided for several reasons to buy a new Chinese made tube amplifier. These amps are for sale online from many...
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    Nice folks here

    Recently I posted about my new to me Yanmar tiller and how I needed a shorter drive shaft, that I could not shorten mine enough and have it still work. Member careyo63 offered to send me one that they didn't need. I accepted the offer and the shaft arrived yesterday. Besides the shaft bring free...
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    YM2310 3PH depth stop

    My 1939 Ford 9N has an adjustable depth stop for the 3 point hitch. It is just a hand tightened knob that fits in the slot for the 3 point hitch control lever. The knob is loosened, then the stop is positioned where desired, and the knob is then tightened. When the 3PH lever is lowered it hits...
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    Yanmar YM2310 tiller problems

    Yesterday I picked up a tiller for my YM2310. It is one of those reconditioned ones from Viet Nam. Probably as old as my tractor. I hooked it up today. By using the lowest hole in the ROPS for the top link and screwing the top link ends in as far as they would go I was able to get the top link...
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    Best place to put pressure gauge?

    Hey All, Since the weather is starting to get good and rainy here on Whidbey Island I will be pulling my Yanmar YM2310 into the shop to install the power steering. When I do the install it seems to me that it would be a good idea to put a pressure gauge in the system to make sure the...
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    Now I love my YM2310 even more

    Yesterday I drove a friend's Kubota tractor. I don't know which model but it is slightly larger than my YM2310. The machine is probably 10 or 15 years old. It has the HST, FEL, and is 4 wheel drive. It can't have too many hours on it because the tires are in great shape and nothing is really...
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    Burning old kerosene in my 40 year old Yanmar?

    I discovered a 5 gallon steel jerry can full to the top with kerosene in my shed when cleaning it out. I put that kerosene in the shed probably 20 years ago and just plain forgot about it. Anyway, the can has been completely sealed so there is no moisture in the fuel. It doesn't stink like...
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    Repair cracked instrument panel YM2310?

    My instrument panel is cracked so along wwith other stuff I want to try fixing the cracks so they don't propagate. Anybody here done this? Thanks, Eric
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    Boiled peanuts

    I'm not from the South, never lived there and have hardly visited. But there is some Southern cuisine that I like. Or really like. When I was 7 or 8 there was a girl the same age who lived a few houses away. She had family from the South. One summer her Grandma was visiting and she brought...
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    Help please buying used 3 point tiller

    Since I asked how much tiller my YM2310 can handle, and received many good responses, I have started looking for an approximately 5 foot wide tiller. Used. Unable so far, but it has only been 2 or 3 days, to find a Yanmar tiller. I will keep looking but I'm not hopeful. So it will probably be a...
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    Using drawbar to support ballast on 2310?

    I have lots of steel scrap that could be welded pretty easily into a several hundred pound block. Looking at the back of the 2310 I see the drawbar and the ROPS mounting bolts. It seems to me I could use the drawbar to support the weight and use the ROPS mounting bolts to stabilize the weight...
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    How much tiller will 2310 handle?

    Hi ALL, I am thinking about buying a used tiller to hang off the 3ph. I will be using my YM2310. I don't have that much tilling to do so a narrow tiller would be OK. So, would a 4 foot wide tiller be too much for my little tractor? The ground I need to till is basically virgin ground so it is...
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    Really good pancake and waffle syrup.

    I like good maple syrup but for pancakes I use a recipe similar to what my Mom made for us kids when we were growing up. We were poor and maple syrup was a real luxury for us but I liked the home made stuff better. When we serve guests pancakes we offer them maple syrup along with my stuff and...
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    re-usable fittings appropriate?

    Soon I will be adding power steering to my Yanmar YM2310 tractor. So I will be needing 2 or 3 hoses made up. Or I can make them up my self using the re-usable type fittings. The fittings for 1/2 hose are about 35 bucks for two. I'm thinking I could buy hose, cut it to length, and screw on the...
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    How does automotive type power steering work?

    I know, a really generic question so I will narrow it down. I am using a power steering cylinder and valve combo made as an add on for a YM2310 Yanmar tractor to add power steering to my YM2310 tractor. I will most likely be using a power steering pump instead of the tractor hydraulics because I...
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    PTO yoke replacement made easier

    My PTO driven post hole digger suffered a broken U joint and damaged yoke from operator error. The drive shaft is the tri-lobed type. I put the shaft in the vise, suitably protected from damage, and was able to drive off the damaged yoke with a hammer. I did this carefully so as not to damage...
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    Fuel bleeding the 2310 question.

    As the wet season approaches here in the PNW I will be changing all the fluids and filters in the 2310. I have had the tractor only a few months and even though I think the previous owner maintained the tractor fairly well I changed the motor oil and filter. I checked the oil this morning and...
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    Crazy idea?

    When the weather gets rainy here in the PNW I will stop tractoring for a while and get the power steering installed on my YM2310. I would really like to use a power steering pump but space is so tight that I may not be able to. However, there is room for a power steering pump, if small...
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    Cleaning the 2310 engine

    So folks, my fairly new to me 2310 engine looks like it could use a good cleaning. There are no major oil leaks that I can find. No minor ones either for that matter. But the engine is oily and the oil makes dirt stick. It seems like the oil is diesel oil, not motor oil. Anyway, I bought some...
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    Bathroom in the shop

    When I was a kid we would visit my Grandparents in Santa Monica, CA. Santa Monica is pretty much next to Beverly Hills. Not very rural. My Grandparents had a 5 car garage and two of the bays were my Grandpa's workshop. In the workshop my Grandpa had a toilet installed. Being a kid I didn't...
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    Stabilizing clamp on forks?

    A few months ago I bought a Yanmar YM2310 tractor. It is the most modern tractor I own. It has the Bulldog 285 FEL on it and the tractor came with clamp on forks. I already have a forklift and so am used to forks that stay where I put them. The clamp on forks tend to move, to swivel, so that...
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    Why is a diverter valve necessary?

    I have a 1980 or '81 Yanmar YM2310. I bought the hydraulic cylinder/valve combo made for adding power steering to this tractor. It already has a Bulldog 285 loader so I will need to tee off of the hose that supplies the loader hydraulics. I also bought a diverter valve but now I kinda don't see...
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    I wanna add a backhoe to my YM2310

    This winter, after the good weather is gone here in the beautiful PNW, I will be adding power steering to my 2310. I am also considering adding a backhoe at the same time, might as well do one with the other. Right now I have a Case 580CK backhoe, which is a much larger machine than anything...
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    Should I install, at least, a temp gauge?

    My tractor is a YM2310 that I bought about 6 weeks ago. I live in the PNW, about 40 miles north of Seattle. My temperature gauge never quite rises to the center, even any after hours of use. I don't think it is inaccurate, but it is 40 years old, so I'm thinking I should at least add another...
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    Diesel newbie-operating questions

    Recently I bought my first diesel engine. This 40 year old engine came complete with a 40 year old Yanmar YM2310 tractor wrapped around the engine. The manual says to pull the throttle handle all the way to full throttle, pull the decompression knob out and crank the engine until it starts...
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    Is Power Service Diesel Kleen that good?

    My 2310 is the first diesel engine I have ever owned or operated. So being that inexperienced I have been reading here for advice on how to care for a diesel engine. Since the tractor I had just bought sat idle for 2 years I figured it could maybe use some injector cleaner. From reading here...
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    spool valve with float function?

    Apparently I cannot search properly, so I'm just gonna swallow my pride and ask. My 2310 has a Bulldog 285 loader. I bought it this way from a fellow who bought it this way. I think he bought it from a dealer several years ago who gave him an owner's manual as the only paperwork. Anyway, it has...
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    Normal sound?

    A month or so ago I bought my first Yanmar. A YM2310. It was also my first diesel. To my ears it sounds like a typical diesel engine. but when starting it knocks pretty loudly. Not like rod knock though. Not like any kind of bearing knock that I've heard. The knock goes away quickly, probably...
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    It's mine! All mine!

    About a month ago I bought a YM2310 tractor. I have been using it a lot but today it truly became mine. I modified it. My son and I welded on to the FEL bucket two doubler plates. Actually more like tripler plates. These plates are on the top at each side. They were welded on to provide strength...
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    Using a quick hitch with a post hole digger?

    I have been looking at quick hitch videos on YouTube and they look like a neat device that will help prevent back pain, at least in my case. But post hole diggers work a little differently since they don't use the top link. I have a YM2310 with a ROPS. There are 2 holes available for the top...
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    Bulldog 285 FEL won't tip back very far

    On my 2310 is the Bulldog 285 FEL. The way the cylinders are attached the loader will not roll back to even level with the ground when the loader is on the ground. If the cylinders would retract more it would roll back more. The cylinder rods do not retract completely but I believe this is...
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    I'm adding to my 2310 power steering

    After vacillating back and forth about how to power a power steering cylinder I have decided to go with a diverter valve instead of a power steering pump. I decided to use the tractor hydraulics after corresponding with some folks who know about Yanmar tractors and looking at just how much...
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    Adding power steering to 2310?

    Looking online I see a cylinder and valve combo that is used for adding power steering to some Yanmar tractors. I looked at the installation and it also requires a diverter valve. I dunno what a diverter valve is. I also have a Bulldog 285 FEL on my tractor. So maybe this complicates things. So...
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    Dragging clutch update-Bonus!

    A while back I posted that the clutch on my 2310 was dragging. I was resigned to having the tractor split and the clutch replaced. I figured that would be at least a 1500 dollar cost. But my son and I kept stepping on the clutch pedal and the clutch finally freed up! It now must be sliding on...
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    Another 3 point hitch question

    Greetings All, Even more questions. The sheet metal where the 3PH control lever comes out of has 2 slots. One slot is empty. My manual says nothing about this empty slot nor does it mention 2 controls for the 3 Point Hitch (3PH). But under this sheet metal are two things that have something...
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    3 point hitch lowering problem on YM2310 tractor

    Even more questions from newbie Yanmar 2310 owner. I cannot get the 3 point hitch arms to raise or lower smoothly, nor can I change the speed with which they move. According to the manual the lever under the seat that resides next to the knob used for keeping the 3ph from moving is used for...
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    DIY Water ballast?

    My 1939 Ford 9N, which I'm selling now that I have my 2310, has water in the tires. Today I got stuck several times using my new to me 2310 because of a light rear end. Not mine, it's plenty big. The tractor has a Bulldog 285 FEL on it which may be biasing weight to the front. I put the box...
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    YM2310 transmission question

    A few days ago I bought my first Yanmar tractor. The shifter pattern shows 1 through 4 but it also has a "C" gear listed. I can't seem to get it to go into this C gear. Anyone know what it is? Thanks, Eric
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    YM2310 clutch dragging

    Greetings All, I just bought YM2310 tractor and the clutch drags. The clutch was stuck when I bought it but I was able to get it to slip when the tractor is in high gear. Now the clutch only works when I am using the tractor in third or fourth. I have adjusted the clutch according to the...
 
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