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  1. crazyal

    Old South Bend lathe

    So I was given an old 9" SB lathe. It's not the one with the gear box, you have to change gears. It's a little rough from being old and lack of use but the bearings feel smooth. I assume that it hasn't had any maintenance done to it and will need that done long before it can be used. I...
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    People are weird

    There was an auction close by that had me a little interested. In it they had a 16' equipment trailer listed as "in poor condition". While the rust wasn't as bad as they made it out to be when I got there I found that it had surge brakes and mobile home style axles. They weren't from a mobile...
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    Can't find model number on B&S engine

    I have POS Briggs engine on a leaf vacuum that got water in the cylinder so I had to pull the head off. It's a small CR750 horizontal engine (looks like a Honda clone). I've looked every place Briggs says it should be but can't find it. There's a sticker with the S/N on it that Briggs says...
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    What brand bar do you run?

    I'm getting close to needing to replace the 24" bar on my Dolmar. It looks like it's the same bar as a large Husky saw uses so there should be a world of options. In the past on my Husky I would just get a stock replacement from the big box store. I figured I would see what others use. Is...
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    Brush grubber

    This weekend's plans have changed and on Saturday I'm going to be going to the other house to remove a number of dead bushes. I think most are less than 2" in diameter. I was just going to try and wrap a chain around them but a local farm store has a couple of versions of the Grubber in stock...
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    Anyone have a site that has rretail prices on parts?

    I'm asking because I need to replace the UDT2 and want to know ahead of time if they are charging me retail. I've had some dealers (not the local Kubota that I know of) charge me over retail. I hate sitting on hold while they type in war and peace into their computer. On the occasion I need a...
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    Drilling and tapping a grade 5 bolt

    I have a project that requires a 3/4-16 bolt. I need to drill and tap a hole in the center of the head for a 5/16 bolt to go into. I only need one. I can't find anyone who has a grade 2 in stock. Most said they couldn't get one and one said he might but if so I would have to buy the whole...
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    Agri-fab mow-n-vac on a X500

    I picked up one of these new for about 2/3 of the regular price (the store had it marked at the wrong price and I had a 10% off coupon). With lots of leaves to deal with I had thought about the powerflo but with everything needed for something I was only going to use once or twice a year it...
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    I think I'm going to break down and get a pole saw.

    I don't have much use for one other than the few small trees along the driveway that are starting to hang too low. In the past I would just pull them down and use loppers but I'm thinking that I should break down and get a pole saw. I don't see the need for gas power or for an expensive one...
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    A little disappointed with Kubota

    Over all I've been very happy with my L4240 but one thing has been giving me problems. The bolts holding the rear wheels on are sliding back and forth. They are held on with 4 bolts and two studs. I think the size is M16-1.5x30. The whole in the center of the wheel, Kubota calls it a "dish"...
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    Anyone use a tapping guide?

    Not quite welding but it's metal working. I've been making a number of 1/4" round aluminum discs that need to be tapped in the very center. They are slightly smaller than 2" in diameter and have a 1/4-20 hole in the center. What I've been doing is clamping the aluminum to my drill press...
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    Barlows question

    Does anyone who has bought a tractor from Barlows know if they offer a discount on repair parts? I have to replace the loader valve on my Kubota and it's pricey. Tomorrow I'll call around to since the local dealers charge full retail and don't want to budge on price.
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    Does anyone buy metal on-line?

    Most steel I buy is stock lengths so it doesn't make sense to buy on-line but every so often I need a small piece. Usually something that costs less than $10. It's about a half hour out of my way to get to the local steel place so I look on-line. Each time I just laugh at the shipping quote...
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    Steering wheel broke on my X500

    Has anyone seen this before? I was mowing for the first time this season and the steering wheel broke. I wasn't putting any real pressure on it. I'll call the dealer tomorrow, I don't see why it wouldn't be covered under warranty. I also noticed the belt that drives the blades has been...
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    Thinking about getting into turning wood

    So I'm looking into getting a full size lathe for turning bowls mostly. After a decade of just burning the trees on my property I though I would try something new. Has anyone got experience in cutting blacks for turning? I watched a few videos that show how to cut out the pith and while my...
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    Dry cut saws, what are you using?

    The wife is looking to get me one for Christmas since it's been on my, will get one some day. It was going to be a new gas BBQ but since that's more of an us thing (since she eats the steak off of it too) so she asked me for an idea and this was one of the few things I came up with quickly...
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    Stainless question.

    I'm making the wife a cart for her tomatoes. Right now we use 5 gallon buckets (one inside the other with holes in the upper one so the roots can get down to the water in the lower one). But they are ugly. They make jackets you can put over them but they aren't cheap. I don't sew so making...
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    Drilling a square hole

    I debated if this belongs here or in the welding section but here goes. The wear bar on my Kubota snow blower needed replacing. For $80 (with new bolts, nuts, and tax) I figured it was a little pricey but an easy solution. I just ordered generic grade 5 plow bolts vs buying the much more...
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    Removing scratch marks from stone

    The wife wants a small pond with a waterfall next summer. I have a large piece of ledge I removed from the yard that's just sitting around doing nothing. It's probably almost 2' thick x 9' wide x 6' long. It's too large (heavy) for me to pick up with my 580K but I can drag it with the backhoe...
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    Box blade/ land plane ripper teeth

    Has anyone thought about modifying their rippers to accept teeth for a backhoe bucket? The fabricated teeth for ripping shanks seam to not last very long. I usually get 3 years out of them, maybe 15 actual uses in dirt before they are worn down and unusable. In the winter I use they 4 or 5...
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    X500 blade question

    My X500 with the 48x deck has mulching blades (Deere P/N M127673). I haven't found the part number but the lip on the edge of the blade doesn't seam to have much of a lip. Also the sharpened edge runs almost the whole length of the blade. When looking at the high lift blades just the outside...
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    nankang or Nexen tires? Anyone have them?

    I'm in need of new summer tires on my Rav4. The problem is this summer we will be replacing it and spending extra on tires will not mean extra money when selling/ trading it. It'll probably only see 5,000 more miles so longevity isn't an issue. Since I could save hundreds I've been reading...
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    Thinking of adding a X500 to the garage

    As I said I'm thnking about picking up an X500. I've found a couple not too far away with less than 100 hours that look like new. Right now I'm using a Lowes MTD special (Troy Built Super something) but it's just not up to the task. My yard is hilly, in some places too steep to mow. The MTD...
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    Tier 3 gasoline?

    Hadn't heard much about this but apparently we are going to an even lower sulfur gasoline. The current standard is 30ppm and the new standard is 10ppm. Depending on who you ask it'll either cost 1「 or up to 10「. It's hard to tell exactly how much benefit this will be. The pro people are...
  25. crazyal

    Broke a roller chain tonight, any suggestions for breaker tool

    Got a fist size rock stuck between the chain and sprocket on my snowblower tonight and broke the chain. I would have thought that the shear pin would have gone first but it didn't. Tractor Supply had the chain in stock (10' more than twice what I need). It's 60h chain and it came with a...
  26. crazyal

    When did mig wire get so expensive?

    I guess it's been a number of years since I last bought Lincoln wire (.035 SureArc ER70S-6 I think). I think I got either a 33lb or 44lb steel spool for around $40. When I called today the local welding store gave me a price of $165 for a 44lb roll of Lincoln L-56 mig wire. On-line I've seen...
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    rotating spiked ice breaker

    I'm thinking about making one of these (but much smaller). I'm thinking of making two 18" wide spiked wheels. I figure I could use two pieces of 12" pipe with plates welded on each end with flange bearings on each end. Each one would be articulating enough to make up for unevenness of the...
  28. crazyal

    Injector pump and governor

    Does anyone know of a way to test the governor? Lately my 4240 doesn't seam like the governor wants to advance the throttle when the engine starts to bog down. It could be nothing but it might be an issue. I know the fuel system up to the filter is fine and I don't see any change in the smoke...
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    Chainsaw multi tool

    I need to pick out a gift for myself, something in the $20 range. What I've kind of wanted one but never gotten around to buying is one of the multi tools for adjusting the chain. I have several screnches but never really liked them, kind of bulky. But the folding tools seam like they would...
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    Bent my top link.

    Last summer I bet one of the ends on my cat 1 top link (it's the right handed threaded one). I've straightened it out but I'm sure the metal is much weaker than it needs to be. Kubota has done something to the end inside the tube and you can't just unscrew it to remove it. They do sell a...
  31. crazyal

    welding AR500

    So we had another thread not long ago about welding gun targets but it really didn't tough much on how to weld it while doing as little damage to the hardening as possible. Here's what I would like to do. I have a couple 10" gong style targets made out of 1/2" AR500. They are fun to shoot at...
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    So how do you sell your guns now?

    Decades ago selling a gun was easy. You would just put a classified in a local paper and sell it. But those days are gone. I've never really sold guns but with any collection sooner or later I'm going to have to. I've looked at some of the on-line sites but I don't know if I would try one...
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    17.7 ave MPG for the Titan Cummins?

    Motor Trend is reporting that they got 15.8 mpg city and 20.8 mpg highway with the Titan Nissan gave them to test. They have a very elaborate test. Using the same test they got 18.3 city and 27.2 highway with the Ram Ecodiesel. I was expecting 25 mpg on the highway to justify the extra cost...
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    I'm trying to decide what to do my my backup saw.

    Until this spring my 357xp was my goto saw for pretty much everything. I bought it used for $100 from a logger friend of mine. He bought it new and used it to cut limbs. He put a lot of use on it and noticed that the cylinder was starting to score. He said he found an air leak and was able...
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    Any way to tell if a air leak vs lack of oil caused a saw to burn up?

    It's not my saw nor have I seen a picture yet but a friend asked me why his saw lost compression. He said he pulled the muffler off and can see grooves in the piston and ring that line up with the edge of the exhaust port. He said the saw had been sitting for a few months before he fired it up...
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    Steel beam question

    So I'm thinking of building a gazebo next summer. It'll be a 14' octagon about 8' off of the ground. I'm going to use steel tube on top of cement tube footings. There's going to be white lattice around the base and I'll use the space to store firewood. All the weight from the gazebo...
  37. crazyal

    Who makes a good inner tube?

    I have to replace the tube on my backhoe's front tire (11L 16). It went flat on me about a month ago and because the sidewall is still I didn't notice right off and damaged the valve stem. I bought a replacement from TSC (travelers 11L 15/16) but it was one that fit both 15" and 16" wheels...
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    Anyone been around a battery when it exploded?

    Until yesterday I wouldn't of answered yes. While digging up stumps I started smelling sulfur, the tell tail sign of a bad voltage regulator. I shut it down and when to get a couple of tools to remove the bad regulator. It's held onto the alternator with two small screws and is very easy to...
  39. crazyal

    So it's time

    For several years now I've been thinking about getting a larger saw. I really need something that can handle a 24" bar as there are too many times while felling trees 20" is lacking. In the past I had thought about a Dolmar 7900 (which is now the 7910) in part because it seamed like it would...
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    Stone age

    Has anyone watched the TV show on DYI called Stone Age? It's two guys who redo patios using lots of large rocks in a waterfall. I've been building a stone wall for the little lday around her new shade flower garden so looking for tips I did a search and this show came up. It's not really...
  41. crazyal

    3pt hitch issue

    My neighbor has an older 4wd Yanmar tractor (I forgot to get the model number) with what looks like a 3 cylinder diesel (maybe 30ish HP?). It has 3 forward gears and a reverse lever mounted next to the steering wheel with the clutch on the left and both brakes on the right. Last week it...
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    Injector pump question

    My neighbor has an old Yanmar tractor he got for real cheap but was half torn apart for a transmission issue. A few weeks ago he got it back together and was disappointed with it's performance. It just didn't have any grunt. He finally had a diesel mechanic friend look at it and he discovered...
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    Thanks MikePA

    If anyone wants to take the time please read the last post of the TPMS thread. I think we all are guilty at one point in time or another about forgetting that TBN in not a place to try and convince others of our opinion. It just takes a little humor to remind us that winning an argument over...
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    Premixed fuel in a can

    I'm just finishing up may annual fall firewood task for another year. Normally I pick up two gallons of ethanol free super to complete the task. Normally that's enough gas but this year (last week) I ran out with about a half cord to go and I didn't have any oil. So I asked my GF to pick up...
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    Covered bridges

    I live within a half hours drive of almost 20 covered bridges. Tuesday I took a break from firewood and the GF and I went for an afternoon drive. Here's some of the pictures we took. Share any you have.
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    Tundra may also get the Cummins diesel going into the Nissan.

    It sounds like Toyota is looking into putting a Cummins into the Tundra. I can only imagine it's either they want the name brand of Cummins or they don't want to deal with trying to get one of their own diesels approved for use in the US. I guess it could be a test to see just how well a...
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    GM putting a small diesel in the Colorado and Canyon?

    So I read that GM is thinking of putting a 2.5 or 2.8 diesel in the Colorado. If it's already been posted I didn't see it. If it's true then it should be a pretty good size engine for the truck. Enough power to move the truck but small enough to get pretty good MPG.
  48. crazyal

    Clay based grease replacement

    I'm rebuilding the transaxle on a MTD riding mower. The grease that's in it is a clay base #0 grease that I can't get locally. I should be able to get a polyurea #0 grease from a tractor dealer. I'm not sure if I can get JD corn head grease, never looked. I assume that it's a polyurea grease.
  49. crazyal

    Any suggestions for a good knife?

    I'm looking for a high quality knife to carve roasts and poultry. I have a set, can't remember the brand, that's nice that came with it's own block but I often find I like my 40 year old US made wooden handle "Hi Test" carving knife better. But the old girl is getting old so I thought I would...
  50. crazyal

    Finally upgraded the carb

    Years ago my local dealer (that's now retired/ shop closed :() told me about the upgrade on my 357xp to a steel clamp on the intake because the plastic clamp could come loose. he also said that it was worth upgrading the Walbro carb to a Zama. It was always hard to start when cold, usually...
 
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