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  1. prairiegirl

    Cleaning Up Substantial Yard Debris

    While a magnet would pick up a lot of the nails, there likely are shards of glass and other nasty things there to poke your tires. Sometimes the only thing is to pick up what you see and after that scrape/push the top layer into a big hole. But it seems there are trees there? Complicates things.
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    Which brands have more metal, and which brands have more plastic?

    Our 'new' Massey has flimsy plastic/fibreglass fenders. Brittle as anything. Replaced it once, now just put piece of metal there. I much prefer metal.
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    Bad news big repair

    Keep the $6000 and build a heated shed with it maybe.
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    Do i hay or crops

    Look what the neighbours are doing. If they all grow hay or pasture, you probably don't want to get into the ground too much (potatoes, beets, carrots) ,or even seed every year (all other crops). If they do grow potatoes, talk to them. They might want to rent, or swap one for two. Anyway...
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    Well today I learned 5 things about post hole augers

    I start at a bit of a slant so it will straighten out as it goes deeper. If you stop the auger before you lift it out, a lot of the dirt will come out with it. Don't drill it into the ground and let it freeze in there either (why I hesitate to loan some people stuff)
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    Farm UTV/RTV Purchase

    We are very happy with our Kubota diesel. Only one bench though. It does have limited speed, which we actually think is a plus so the kids would not race it. Much safer than the Kodiak RTV 'beast' we had before. Hydraulic lift bed is great.
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    Sooty Massey

    That explains it, thank you. These new diesels are certainly not built for fuel-efficiency. Should have bought an old tractor, I guess. it will not run without the turbo -took hose off- , no power at all.
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    Setting an offset disc

    Oh, no, we are using the old Case for that. 150 HP. Yes, it has hydraulic leveling, but the manual shows it working with a crank.
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    Sooty Massey

    Thanks, will have a look. For now, hubs redirected the stack so it blows soot on his foot instead of his face :)
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    Hi, new member. Welcome to the club. Problems? Questions? Post them and see what happens.

    Hi, new member. Welcome to the club. Problems? Questions? Post them and see what happens.
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    Sooty Massey

    It seems all new tractors blow black smoke. Much better than the old ones, eh.
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    Setting an offset disc

    Hi, not sure if I am in the right category here, but this is our question: Our new Versatile offset disc last year did a rough job. My son moved the hitch to pull it straighter behind the tractor ; now the result is better but the tractor has to be steered to the side like terrible! We asked a...
  13. prairiegirl

    Truck bed extender legality

    While Bill's reply was useless, to you- it would work quite okay for most other people. We did not know what your plan was. Interesting competitions though. Scary to leave such a large thistle alive :)
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    Used Value vs Age

    and there's a new round coming in 2027. 'The Western Producer': that will add $58,000 to the cost of a heavy-duty truck. An extra SCV, double DEF, electric exhaust heater, cylinder de-activation. And if any of these things are on the fritz, you're just standing there.
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    Sooty Massey

    Hi, our Massey 4609 loses about a litre of oil while running the hammer mill. We would not know where it goes, but when we work it a bit harder it blows it all out of the smokestack - soot all over! Checked the turbo -leaky seal could cause this- seems to work fine. Dealer thinks a leaky valve...
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    ROPS and my apple trees

    We just bought a small Kubota that had that done. If you are -or know- a good welder, it can be done. Make sure it is still tall enough to do something. Maybe the top-end of the ROPS needs to be extended.
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    Saplings and brush around pond banks. Suggestions?

    does need a good fence to keep them out of your good stuff
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    Should I cab or not. Getting ready to buy

    Cab gives shade on a hot day, but a canopy does too. Cab glass gets dirt and condensation, open station does not. Cab you are out of the weather, but no cab you get on and off easier. A cab will keep mosquitoes out. There is a lot of advantage for not having a cab if you don't need it. But the...
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    Mowing in reverse with SCUT and MMM

    If you can find what activates it... I believe I put a zippy on something. How can you mow around things and in corners if you can't back up?
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    Hello from Southern Alberta

    Hi everyone, I was born a city girl but became interested in farming and ended up marrying a farmer and living/working on a dairy farm. Loving it. I get asked to give my opinion on tractor troubles all the time :confused2: ; not that I know enough about it but I try. Google helps and I hope I...