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  1. deserteagle71

    Scenery pictures, what does your world look like............

    Sunrise on the Kings River Ranch in northern Nevada:
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    Scenery pictures, what does your world look like............

    It's that time of year - herd of antelope moving across the nearby slopes....
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    The gated community issue.

    I have gates across my driveway. But they are not locked - they are to keep out stray livestock. Nevada is an "Open Range" state - which means if you don't want livestock on your property then it is YOUR responsibility to fence the livestock out.
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    The gated community issue.

    Same where I live. The Post Office does not deliver to individual homes in this area. There is a bank of mail boxes in one location where everyone for several miles has to pick up their mail. For me, it's close enough that I walk it, just for the exercise. On the way I walk past one of my...
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    why so many jeeps now on road?

    Jeep Wrangler owner for many, many years. Current is a TJ Rubicon, lifted, 4.10 gears and 33" tires. I maintain an Excel spreadsheet for all my vehicles that calculates actual fuel mileage - I've yet to find a dash display that is really accurate. That Excel spreadsheet tells me my Rubicon...
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    M7060 Stalls when PTO is Turned On

    ^ This is exactly how I do it. Not because just turning the switch on would stall the tractor - it did not - but just to ease the shock on the components. You're talking about taking a stationary heavy mass to instantly rotating that mass at a couple hundred rpm if you just flip the switch on...
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    Where are all my birds?

    Oosik, I got a shot of some of "your" flock heading south yesterday. I was standing in the mountains at about 7500' elevation when I heard the honking and looked up to see this. They were WAY up there - this is a telephoto shot. But I don't ever recall seeing two small V formations within one...
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    Regen Issues

    With about 530 hours on my M7060 there have been no problems whatsoever. Only way I know regen is going on is if I look down and see the light on in the dash.
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    Why do we keep driving to far away stores that are understocked, understaffed and don't care?

    Porch pirates work in areas where the public road runs right next to houses. Where I live the public road is a LONG way from my house - one of the reasons I chose to build where I did. No one comes up my driveway unless they are invited. And out here in rural Nevada the Sheriff and DA have no...
  10. deserteagle71

    Farm UTV/RTV Purchase

    I have a 2020 cab model Can-am Defender HD10 (1000cc). There is NO governor on it, and on the Defender forums I frequent no one has mentioned one. They have mentioned that the stock Defender will do about 62 mph. So if yours has a governor it is not OEM.
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    Farm UTV/RTV Purchase

    Exactly. I have a couple pickups - and a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. All great rigs but too big and TOO HEAVY for a lot of situations. The Rubicon is ~ 5,000lb and the pickups - even the aluminum F150 - are a lot more. My Can-am Defender is under 2,000lb, even with a full cab on it. With those...
  12. deserteagle71

    The Landscape thread

    Windmill at sunset, at the edge of the Black Rock Desert.
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    Good morning!!!!

    Herd of well-fed antelope leaving a neighbor's alfalfa field at dawn yesterday morning.....
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    The Landscape thread

    Sunset at the Leonard Creek Ranch in northern Nevada:
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    F150 on Moab Jeep trails?

    30+ years ago...when I was a "young" man in my late 40s I did the White Rim Trail, from Mineral Bottom all the way around and then up the Shafer Switchbacks, on a Honda XL500. Easy trip on a dirt bike, really. Not far from the Shafer switchbacks I saw someone staggering ahead of me. I mean...
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    Where are all my birds?

    I have hundreds of quail living around my buildings - not unusual at all to see 50 or so on my lawn in the morning. They have not been affected by this bird die-off. I do feed them during the winter - just chicken "Scratch" I throw out there. I call it "hawk food" because I feed the...
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    Where are all my birds?

    Not sure which mystery disease you are referring to. But I noticed the same thing. When the Nevada Department of Wildlife issued their request for people to stop using bird feeders (supposedly spreading some disease) I still have plenty of birds around, and did for several months afterward...
  18. deserteagle71

    Always Set Parking Brake!

    What's a parking brake?? Neither of my tractors have one. Just a Park position on the transmission.
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    Harrier

    I have a big flock of quail living around my buildings so the harriers feed on them. This one is perched on the handrail of my deck waiting for his next meal - watching me as I take his photo from about 10 feet away. It was cold so he kept one foot warming in the feathers! Check out those claws!
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    Stories of how you came about your property

    I hope I never have to live in an area with that kind of noise pollution. Just the sound of the wind is all I hear most of the time...but some evenings there's a beautiful coyote chorus to listen to.
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    Regret a cab tractor?

    I have one of each. Since getting the cabbed tractor I've been putting 100+ hours a year on it...it is such a pleasure to use that I'm always thinking up tasks for it to do. The open station is rarely used these days. No regrets getting the tractor with a cab!
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    Good Books.... Well, there are a few.

    "Damn, I Shot My Horse", by Fred Hauptmann. I'd heard about the above book from friends of mine who lived in the valley where the story takes place. Found my copy on Amazon and enjoyed it very much. It is a true story, a narrative by the author about his life as a teenager. His father...
  23. deserteagle71

    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Same here. Major natural gas line runs along the county road, right next to one of my property lines. However, NO ONE around here can access the line - we have no idea where the line is actually taking the gas. Probably California. Just like all the solar power Nevada produces - it all goes...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Boy, sounds like propane policies vary widely by region. I moved here in 1994 and ALWAYS had to pay tank rental to Amerigas. There are two other propane companies that service this area and both of them charge tank rental also. And yes, one company won't fill another company's tank. So I...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    I'm not aware that the above-ground tanks require inspections - unless they are the small ones you haul in to get filled. My tank was installed (above ground) by Amerigas in 1994. It was old and rusty then, it is 27 years older now and more rusty because other than filling it, it has not been...
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    Scenery pictures, what does your world look like............

    If you enjoy that kind of scenery, hit Toroweap Point the next time you are in Utah. It is on the north rim of the Grand Canyon - but about 90 miles of dirt road south of St George. The Canyon is very narrow at this point - in this shot I am approaching the canyon rim; the other side of the...
  27. deserteagle71

    to those with a 6.2l gas ford super duty

    Any engine can have problems. A lot of the times, it's the luck of the draw...and how well the engine was maintained. I bought a 1976 GMC Terravan new with the 400ci small block with the siamesed cylinders that had such an awful reputation...drove that thing for 32+ years with no problem...
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    Pocket Gopher Control

    That's what I did, growing up in Pennsylvania. My main source of entertainment! Necessary entertainment - I hated having to replace sickle bar knives torn off when the mower encountered one of those huge dirt/rock mounds hidden in the tall hay. Only "high velocity" meant a .22 long rifle...
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    Sporstman 500 H.O. Polaris Question

    First you tell us this thing has been absolutely bulletproof...and then you tell us it has had all these problems. You have a 17 year old machine! Things wear out - and you take this machine on week-long, 500 mile trail rides? I think your last posting answers your own question. If you...
  30. deserteagle71

    Sporstman 500 H.O. Polaris Question

    Get away from Polaris if you want longevity/dependability. Get yourself a Yamaha Kodiak or Grizzly if you want belt drive, or a Honda if you want gear/automatic transmission drive.
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    6.0vs6.6, 6.2vs7.3, 6.4 Hemi

    ^This. I've had a cabover camper for years. Those things are tall (close to 13' when on the truck) and very heavy. Quite the experience when a rear tire blows hauling one of those and that corner of the truck drops 6" while at speed. The main reason I went to a dually.
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    Pocket Gopher Control

    Nevada gophers must be different - they are completely nocturnal. Never see one out and about during the day. Are you talking ground squirrels maybe? This is what one of our gophers looks like. This one was almost black but most are a grey/tan color.
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    Heating Budget

    That's exactly how I do it these days. Was burning wood for heat but but too difficult to get firewood now.
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    Scenery pictures, what does your world look like............

    Mowing weeds with rain and snow showers blowing around really makes me appreciate the cab on the Kubota!
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    One step closer to zero emission power equipment

    You all advocating for electric chain saws need to stop cutting brush for firewood and get into some real trees.....
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    Heating Budget

    No natural gas, only propane available where I live. Here's the headline from Bloomberg news:
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    Scenery pictures, what does your world look like............

    You have to get off-pavement to get to these special areas of Nevada. If ever you are near Elko, Nevada, do yourself a favor and take the (paved road) Lamoille Canyon drive. I got there just a little bit late last year, leaves had mostly hit the ground.
  38. deserteagle71

    Pacific North West - Excessive heat warning issued

    Thank you! Built that a year or so ago out of scrap materials I had laying around. It's my fueling station - keep the big tank with pump for dyed diesel in there. Also where I store my chainsaws, gasoline, etc. as it is distant from any of my other buildings so if there were a fire the other...
  39. deserteagle71

    Scenery pictures, what does your world look like............

    Another from Nevada's Bilk Creek Mountains:
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    Scenery pictures, what does your world look like............

    Fall color in Nevada's Bilk Creek Mountains on Sunday:
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    6.0vs6.6, 6.2vs7.3, 6.4 Hemi

    Sure glad the 400 in my 1976 GMC Terravan wasn't an utter failure. Drove that thing for 32-1/2 years! Unlike most though, my front main seal leaked, no problem with the rear main. No other engine problems...got rid of it when the body rotted out.
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    One step closer to zero emission power equipment

    ^ This. Nevada has a lot of geothermal resources - there are hot springs all over the state. There are quite a few geothermal power plants just in northern Nevada where I live that are producing electricity. ALL of the power from these geothermal plants goes to California.
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    If you live in California, stock up on parts. . .

    All I have to say is California better get busy building new power plants and infrastructure to get that power to people 24/7. What good is electric anything when all the power is shut down due to brownouts or possible fire danger? Is everyone going to buy big diesel generators so they can...
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    Pacific North West - Excessive heat warning issued

    The view out my kitchen window this morning.... If nothing else, I hope these recent storms put out the California fires so I have clean air to breathe.
  45. deserteagle71

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Yesterday we had the first significant rainfall since last winter. It wet the ground and settled the dust just enough that I was able to start mowing the weeds before they became tumbleweeds and I had to pluck them off my fences!
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    Comparables to Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe

    Yamaha has by far the best CVT system (the Ultramatic) in the business. Their quality control and dependability is right up there with Honda. I have a 2006 Yamaha Kodiak that has been bulletproof. If Yamaha made a Wolverine with a factory cab and roll-down windows (I insist on an all-weather...
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    Scenery pictures, what does your world look like............

    The fall color began showing up in the high country around my house this past week...
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    Comparables to Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe

    I ended up getting a Can-am Defender HD10 Cab model. But I got the single cab - they do make a double cab that seats 6. With about 1000 miles on it, I'm pleased with it so far. The thing is amazing in rough terrain, and the engine braking going down extremely steep hills in low range is...
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    Comparables to Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe

    The Pioneer 1000 is a great choice. I did my research and this was also one of my top choices. In reading on the Pioneer forums I learned some negatives: 1. That new dual-clutch tranny also has problems if not used properly - lots of burned-out clutches. So if you are not running at a pretty...
  50. deserteagle71

    Anyone like traffic circles-roundabouts?

    Fatality #3 since March at this new roundabout.... https://mynews4.com/news/local/man-killed-in-rollover-crash-in-silver-springs
 
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