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  1. KennyG

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  2. KennyG

    Woodland Mills sawmill trailer stability.

    The hardware is generic and used for some really cheap stuff. If you spend some time in some countries, you will find the average mechanic is lucky to even have a single complete set.
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    Woodland Mills sawmill trailer stability.

    I think they do that so that someone with only one wrench set can put it together (and not use his rusty old adjustable wrench).
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Sure, they've all heard that story before. When I was in high school, a guy bet us he could drive through town (small town) in reverse. He got halfway before the local cop stopped him. He convinced the cop the transmission was stuck in reverse and even got the cop to hold a flashlight for him...
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    Seat operator present safety switch, Do not lift a cheek....

    I think most are like mine - if it's in neutral with the brakes set, the seat switch is bypassed.
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    Truck towing overloaded kills, driver gets felony charges.

    All indications point in that direction. After all, if he didn't bother with a drivers license, why would he bother with legal immigration papers? What I can't figure out is how a boat that expensive ended up in such a shoddy situation. A decent trailer and towing contractor would be peanuts...
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    Seat operator present safety switch, Do not lift a cheek....

    I wonder if a small shim on the contact surface would make a difference in the sensitivity?
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    Essential Workers?

    SATs and other standardized tests aren't perfect but they are about all we have. Having predictable standardized tests push teachers to "teach to the test" which isn't ideal, but not having tests at all hide the underperforming schools and teachers. Home environment is probably as important to...
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    True but neither have the tensile strength to be used as a vehicle support.
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    DR vacuum

    If you have the new soft bag model, it is a copy of the proven Cyclone Rake design. Are you saying the rear closure flaps don't stay closed. You close the upper and lower first, then the left and right. If they don't stay closed the snaps are defective. If the leaves are blowing out the top vent...
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Unloading that 4 wheeler should not cause any additional noticeable damage.
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    Talk me into (or out of) an Original Tractor Cab enclosure

    Well, Williy, we're all different and that's why there are options. There was no cab option for my tractor, and if there was, I wouldn't have paid the $3,000 to $4,000 price difference. A/C? We don't need that here and I wouldn't want a cab on the tractor in the summer. I wouldn't be able to mow...
  13. KennyG

    Snow removal options - plow, pusher, blower, loader

    On my JD 2320, there is a front bracket for the mid mount mower that is also used for the optional front blade. I found a used Exmark snowplow (don't know if it was made for a zero turn or a four wheeler) and adapted it to JD frame mount bracket. I did a thread on the build a few years ago. Here...
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    Talk me into (or out of) an Original Tractor Cab enclosure

    OTC on my John Deere. It's great. Get the glass windshield. Never seen a need for a wiper.
  15. KennyG

    Pole barn success!

    I assume they are continuous sheets with no joints. The metal manufacturers don't guarantee against leaks with less than 2/12 slope, but with full length sheets it may not be a problem.
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    Pole barn success!

    Is that roof actually flat or does it slope in just one direction? I've never seen a flat metal roof.
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    Dr or Cyclone lawn vacuum

    Mine seems to do pretty well. I've got lots of oaks and the ground ends up clean under them.
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    Dr or Cyclone lawn vacuum

    Mine isn't real efficient in picking up pine straw with the mower deck. It will pick them up but you have to go over it multiple times. Seems to be a limitation of the mower deck. The pickup tube will clean them up completely.
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    Is there a "free food app"?

    Our church has a monthly "Feed America" event and we usually provide food to over 100 families, no questions asked. I'm sure there are some people taking unneeded advantage of the system, but the majority are retired people with limited income and parents with low paying jobs. Not many newer...
  20. KennyG

    Deer eating my small apple trees

    I've had good luck with cages of welded wire fencing plus Bobex deer repellant. Bobex seems to last longer than liquid fence and others. I've got a lot of deer but maybe my neighboring farmers feed them better.
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    Tonneau Cover thoughts?

    That Tonneau Pro looks almost identical to the factory Ford cover, which I find to be excellent. It wouldn't surprise me if they were the supplier for Ford.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Looks like they are moving. "We don't need no stinking U-Haul"
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    Dr or Cyclone lawn vacuum

    The secret on dumping the CR is to not overfill it. As long as it isn't completely full, you just tilt it up and drive away. I see no use for the unloading hose unless you don't have a loader to pile the dumped leaves up. When you dump them, you end up with a long low row of leaves.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I have a Honda GC on a lawnmower. I know everyone says Hondas are great, but it's the worst small engine I've ever had. Mine didn't die, but after a couple of years of use it would surge and run rough. I went through the ignition and carb and couldn't fix it. I finally got an aftermarket carb...
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    Dr or Cyclone lawn vacuum

    The larger unit will always work a little faster, i.e. pull more material through. However, the 8" hose, 8 HP unit will do everything you need to do.
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    Dr or Cyclone lawn vacuum

    Bigger never hurts, but I'm getting along fine with my Commercial Pro with 8" hose and 6.5 HP Briggs engine. I have a JD 2320 with a 62 inch deck. As TMGT notes, the deck discharge is more likely to plug (generally with wet leaves) than the hose. I don't think I've ever plugged the deck to...
  27. KennyG

    Essential Workers?

    Most government workers are only essential because they were able to make themselves essential. :LOL:
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    Dr or Cyclone lawn vacuum

    Cyclone Rake. Great design, great company. I've had mine for 10 years now. The only issue has been a bent side frame rail (backed into a tree - don't do that) which was replaced quickly at a reasonable cost. This year I did a second repair on the unit - patched an inner tube that developed a...
  29. KennyG

    Becareful What You Do....

    In my experience, not if it's dry.
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    Becareful What You Do....

    Pine has higher moisture and sap when green. It dries faster. Any dry wood will burn clean. Only disadvantage of pine is the lower BTU content.
  31. KennyG

    Silo Gazebo - Smoke Problem

    Not sure this would work. I think it's a fan for a high efficiency furnace. Wouldn't work for this application.
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    Silo Gazebo - Smoke Problem

    They do make extraction fans for chimneys but they are quite expensive. I took a quick look at the garden variety duct fans and they are only rated for 140 deg F ambient, so not a great choice. I think the idea of a simple hood to go over the fire at a reasonable height would work pretty well...
  33. KennyG

    Original Tractor Cab Install/Removal Techniques

    I have had an OTC for almost 10 years. I take it completely off each year. I originally came up with a scheme to take the doors off and lift the rest to the ceiling of the pole barn. It worked but it was awkward and difficult. Now I just disassemble it as needed to store it flat on a shelf...
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    Tonneau Cover thoughts?

    I have the Ford factory soft tri-fold on my F-150. I'm not sure how much difference there is in quality. I see some people complain about leaks but mine has been completely dry inside. It seems like 80% of the time I haul something it fits under the cover and if it doesn't, it comes off in about...
  35. KennyG

    It's Time For Medicare (whether I want it or not)

    This is an extremely helpful discussion. The information is not easy to understand and the Advantage advertising is very misleading. I was just lucky to avoid it. I retired at 67 and looked at the options. I found that Advantage plans did not cover overseas travel which is something I planned to...
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    It's Time For Medicare (whether I want it or not)

    There seems to be no limit to how a government entity can screw up. When I signed up, they started it too early and I had to jump through hoops to get a refund for the months I didn't need Medicare.
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    It's Time For Medicare (whether I want it or not)

    Also check the fine print. Some of the advertised benefits may have income limits to qualify.
  38. KennyG

    John Deere 1025r

    We will all be interested to see how long it takes to get it.
  39. KennyG

    It's Time For Medicare (whether I want it or not)

    Be careful. The plans you are looking at are Advantage plans and will tie you into a limited provider network. Fine if all the providers you will ever use are in network, otherwise it can get very expensive.
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    It's Time For Medicare (whether I want it or not)

    You probably need to go back to square one. There is basic medicare that is the same for everyone. When you start seeing the options, what you are seeing are Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans. The supplement plans follow a consistent pattern of benefits for Plans A thru...
  41. KennyG

    Project Trailer Cost

    I'll second the idea that 14 feet may be too short. I have a 16 ft 7K trailer. My tractor is small but with the loader and blade on I need most of the length to get the balance correct. You don't just need enough length to get the equipment on, you need to be able to adjust the balance.
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    Hydrogen infrastructure

    Well, not exactly. The diesels we have in tractors are maybe a little over 30% efficient. A large diesel stationary plant will be over 40%. An oil fired steam turbine is over 40% efficient. A combined cycle plant (gas turbine and steam generator) approaches 60%. Industry ditched steam...
  43. KennyG

    Always Set Parking Brake!

    So does my John Deere. I wish I could say it keeps from trying to drive with the brake on. :cautious:
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    Hydrogen infrastructure

    The thing a lot of people forget is that most of that Hydrogen is bound to other elements. It requires energy to separate it which is then released when the Hydrogen recombines. Therefore, Hydrogen is not an energy source, it is just a way to store energy. Compared to electricity, it has...
  45. KennyG

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    So we're going to use hydro power to produce electricity to produce hydrogen which we will transport to fill fuel cells to produce electricity. Maybe that makes sense but also consider that we currently use all available hydro power. All the electricity used by this plant will have to be replaced.
  46. KennyG

    Change oil before winter even though hours are low?

    Break in oil still exists but I think it's mostly used for racing engines that are built in a shop and have to go full bore after an hour or two of breakin.
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    Hydrogen infrastructure

    HFCs would be great if you had an economical, non-polluting was to produce hydrogen. I can't see that on the horizon. It would have to be more efficient than electrical generation.
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    Change oil before winter even though hours are low?

    Do engines even use "break in" oil anymore? I understand the use of break in oil when a speed shop rebuilds an engine, but out of the factory is this used? I checked the Briggs website as an example and they just say change the oil after 5 to 10 hours. It's hard for me to imagine that a zero...
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    Change oil before winter even though hours are low?

    For engines not used in the winter, I always change the oil before I store them. My logic is that oil should be changed annually, regardless of hours and I don't want to store them with any contaminants in the oil that could be corrosive. Not sure how good my logic is, but it works for me. Also...
  50. KennyG

    Hydraulic oil

    No that is not normal. Is it cloudy or foamy? What is the color? How many hours on the machine and the fluid?
 
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