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  1. RobJ

    Tires Front rim 2wd bolt pattern for a L2500 or simular L tractor

    Can someone post the bolt\pilot pattern for an L series 2wd. I'm pretty sure the bolt pattern is 6" but I need to know the pilot diameter. I'm looking to see if some JD 15" rims will fit on my L2500. My tractor is not close at the moment. :( Thanks, Rob
  2. RobJ

    It was bound to happen...

    The weekend place got hit about a month ago. They made 3 trips as far as I can tell. I had an IR game cam up in the back. Got a great shot of the front of the car and a perp but it's all whited out because they had the headlights on. Got one atv, bunch of tools, guns. There was a male and...
  3. RobJ

    Using my dirt scoop

    No FEL on my tractor but the little dirt scoop that could worked fine. I wanted to build a little raised garden/bed near the house...within range of the sprinkler system since it's a weekend place. Worked like a champ. I did leave one side open so I could back in. My dirt was already...
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    Telescoping lift year later

    Little over a year ago I built my on arms. Something I would do again! Here is the original post... But 1 year later I needed to make some upgrades. While I don't put as many hours on my tractor...
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    Rake Anyone ever used their rake to push?

    I flipped my little homemade rake around this past weekend. It'll straight pull or push. Pushing was very useful as I was moving leaves and pine needles back into the brush clearing a playground/park area left over from Ike. I skidded several big trees out after I chopped them up a bit...
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    Mowing down coastal for a runway..

    My neighbor has this really nice hill, mostly coastal but it could use a little work with the weeds, fertilizer, lime, etc. He'll never do anything because around here no one will hay your field for free. The owner has to get it in shape first and maintain it, no one wants hay with weeds and...
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    Converting a Side Discharge FM to rear..

    Ok so I guess no one has tried this as the response was overwhelming here.... So winter time is here or not much more grass cutting time is here so the deed is done. :D I brought the FM home this...
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    Fly bys of the weekend place..

    Just getting into some the electric park flyers for the first time. Little 1 ounce video camera mounted on top of the wing. Lots of fun. You don't realize how big the trees are until you are up there. I need to come in from a different angle and further back next time. I actually had a...
  9. RobJ

    Food plots, the 3 week update....

    A few pictures for those who loke to look. It's been 3 weeks. I think the only rain we got was a little from Ike. I had 5 inches in my gauge and I last dumped the gauge 9/7. In this first batch you can clearly see the area where I over the broadcasted seed with the disk about 4 inches...
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    Rear Finish Mower Anyone ever convert a side discharge RFM to a rear discharge?

    Some of the baffling in my Woods RM360 has come out and I'm looking at a conversion to a rear discharge. I found some pics on the web, looks like the baffles on a rear discharge are up front, and a half circle around the blades. My side discharge the baffles are in the rear and the grass...
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    Food Plots - Finished up this weekend

    Ok the wrap up on food plots for 2008. And some fun tractor pics to boot! Went over to the same place again, not much rain in the last 2 weeks and my lightweight disc did get in like it did before. I put the weight on and it helped some but then took it off, just to much. Got 3 bags of...
  12. RobJ

    Briggs Intec POS engines

    Just wanted to pass on some Briggs engine info that I've been dealing with. I bought a 21" snapper in 2003 with the 6.75hp Briggs Intec engine. The engine was crap from the beginning, hard starting, uses a lot of gas, etc. My previous snapper had a 4hp Briggs and lasted 17 years. And we have...
  13. RobJ

    Food Plot time again..

    I love the smell of chopped goatweed in the morning!!
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    Another Gauge Wheel Topic

    Ok I'm not the biggest guage wheel fan (maybe because I don't have any :D), but I was leveling a small plot this weekend and got to really looking close at what would happened if I had wheels. Up to now I've mostly used the rake to pile up sticks, trash, and smooth out some iron ore that pea...
  15. RobJ

    Today I paid $10.35 for a 50# bag of deer corn!

    I'm speechless and typeless.
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    Filling your gearbox with grease

    This came up in another thread and I was curious how many people do this with modern equipment. RC, FM, etc. Mine still has 90w but I haven't touched it in years. No leaks no problems. I should probably check it this weekend. Rob
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    How much can a 4' RC cut in an hour?

    Well I found out. My neighbor wanted his field mowed and I wanted some seat time...desparate I guess in the 101 temp. I mowed about half this field last year if yall remember, some stuff was about as tall as the rops. To gauge solid turns corners, etc, I started the inner circle...
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    Rake More Rake fun

    Still loving the rake I built. I know most of yall use it for maintaining a road, yard clean up, etc. It's also good for just general leveling. BIL rented a dozer and in the soft soil left a bunch of dozer tracks...he didn't back drag it. Sure you could drag it with a fence but the rake has...
  19. RobJ

    Ever take the tractor somewhere you know you should not?

    I thought I could go there, and did, but ended up getting stuck on the way. Been stuck 3 times with the little L. All 3 just like this, dry as a bone, but the attachment was hung up, not high enough. The left wheel was off the ground. Had to get the truck and pull it out. I tried for a...
  20. RobJ

    What a handy attackment....Rake

    I built this rake a couple weeks ago, catch that in the build it yourself section, just got to try it out today. I have never seen one in action so I wasn't sure how well it would work. Well I can tell you that there are a few things that work like they are supposed to, a rake is high on that...
  21. RobJ

    Surplus Steel around Houston

    I usually use SSS Steel. Happy, yes, surplus yard ok, inventory changes all the time. Today I'm off so I went by Rose steel. HAven't been there since they moved from the I-10 location. I bought some 16ga 1" and 3/4" tubing(swear it could be 14 or 12 gauge :D). But Rose steel, parking(very...
  22. RobJ

    My Rake Build

    OK you guys first have to STOP making me spend money. I see, I want, I make. OK so I see this and I have some use for a rake and I figure WTH!! First off this has to be one of my bottom line cheap projects. New moneys spent were for the tines and nuts and bolts. Everything else was leftover...
  23. RobJ

    Homemade Telescoping 3pt links - update

    Still hanging in there after some abuse. There is a little pressure on them though. That stop pin with the big handle is sweet, but has seen better days!!!
  24. RobJ

    Have O/A torch...will travel...errr mod..

    Sometimes it's the little things. Pull the BB to put on the trailer hitch and move trailer 200 feet. Or make a mod!! Oh yeah!!
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    First time I really could have used a FEL

    But my little home made boom pole worked just fine. I needed to take home 2 implements for some home work. Enjoy the pics!! Rob
  26. RobJ

    Harbor Freight air ratchet

    My 30 year old Blue Point air ratchet finally broke. Some little metal ball came out from somewhere in the head and it just has no power. Not sure if it's worth fixing. So I order the HF 19.95 model with a few other ods and ends. I think it's the same one I have up at the weekend place and...
  27. RobJ

    Is this deer?

    It would be a first. Cows usually eat the stalk and all. A coon would probably taken the ear off. Thanks, Rob
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    DIY Loaded Tires

    All this talk about loaded tires and then someone mentioned the adapter to fill your tires from Gemplers. I got the part and had some time this weekend. I'm down south so it's just water. Boy was it easy. The process with pics.... :D Figured I needed my schrader valve removal thingy, found...
  29. RobJ

    Case/Farmall line

    They sure are running a lot of commercials for the new Farmall line of tractors on the radio down here. The series ranges from 31hp to 100 something hp. Looks like these are made by Case/IH
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    Diesel Storage (IE gas cans)

    Not trying to start a long thread again...but I finally took a pic of my "diesel" storage units. Cheap, simple, and clearly marked!! :D Rob
  31. RobJ

    Box Blading pics

    Question always comes up, BB or rear blade. Here are a few shots from this weekend. BB will level out nicely but as you can see in a couple areas I needed to move the dirt from one location to another. In this case about 100' or so to some more washed out areas. I also filled some huge...
  32. RobJ

    Check this out...

    I posted in another section, might have seen them.. Rob
  33. RobJ

    Yanmar and Cub Cadet

    I'm sure yall have seen these but I shot a couple pics anyway. I like the color combo. A guy near our weekend place sell these now, Bransons, and some various used tractors. Rob
  34. RobJ

    Where to buy Calcium Carbonate?

    I've got my little tool from Gemplers to load the tires, I'm going to try and use a drill pump to get the stuff in there (the attachment is a standard garden hose). Where can I buy calcium carbonate. Any tips from yall who have used this tool or loaded your tires? Thanks, Rob
  35. RobJ

    BH Mulcher - a little clearing

    I've got an area around the weekend place that I'm trying to clean up, a little at a time. Basically I run over the smaller stuff with the BH over and over to chew it up. Then get the bank blade and chop off the limbs up to a little higher than the top of the tractor rops so I can get close...
  36. RobJ

    Poison Ivy?

    ran across this yesterday and wanted to double check. It has 3 leaves on a stem, red vine...BUT, the vine has stickers on it and the leaf is saw toothed. I have a bunch of it!! Thanks, Rob
  37. RobJ

    Eagles Nest

    Went down river this weekend and saw the Bald Eagles nest. You can see him in the left side of the nest. 3 weeks ago the river was out and up about 15-20 higher. I wasn't on the river that weekend but the guys said you could just about get a birds view of the nest.
  38. RobJ

    It's Back!

    Mowing season that is, at least down south. I hadn't been up in a few weeks and came back to a overgrown mess(IMO). I have to keep up my image of the guy who comes up just to mow then goes home(some weekends). But I actually got up Friday afternoon, mowed, put the boat in the river for...
  39. RobJ

    Potato Growers

    How come there are no vines on these plants. I've grown these new (red) potatos for several years. Recently I saw some pics here about all the vines and hilling and such. Never seen a vine on these. I also plant some brown or russet(maybe) and they look the same. After a couple months the...
  40. RobJ

    Making Lift Arm Telescoping sway bars

    We've all seen them, we've all wanted them, some have ordered and installed them. But some of us can't afford them. :( So I'm starting a thread to make some. Not sure where it'll end because this is an in progress thread(the worse kind for the poster!!). I fall into the can't afford them...
  41. RobJ

    How deep will a Middle Buster Dig?..Ask Mr. Owl

    Mr. Owl of Tootsie Pop fame??? :d Ok so I fiddled around with this mondo MB this weekend. I played in some sandy loan because I knew my L would not be able to pull it in anything else. This so called MB is off an old Farmall, sort of stuck on my multi tool bar thingy. It's 12" tall sitting...
  42. RobJ

    New Oil Filters from Kubota?

    I was in the Kubota dealer yesterday swapping out some filters. I picked up a new oil filter. Parts guy said they look different but are the same (I remember my others having Black print). He said Kubota did like the others that were made in America. They were supposed to filter to a certain...
  43. RobJ

    Farmall Super M

    My neighbor has one I finally took some pictures of. It actually ran about 2 years ago. It has a bunch of cultivator lying around. Has a 3pt on the rear and a PTO. Worth doing anything with? Were these good, bad, indifferent? Thanks, Rob
  44. RobJ

    A super middlebuster?

    Next new attachment for the homemade toolbar. I found this around a pile an old Farmall Super M. There were 2. Just an early turning plow for this tractor? It may not look that big and heavy, but just what you see must weigh2 over 125 pounds. I can barely lift it. the horizonal bar is...
  45. RobJ

    Middlebusters - am I missing something?

    Lots of talk about these, will they did a trench, etc. By the name I guess they might be called a poor mans turning plow??? (Note the ??? I'm not sure, open for discussion). Some have seen my homemade multi tool bar thingy. Mostly I have some chisel plows and I use it for loosening up the...
  46. RobJ

    Need a new Alternator?

    My alternator hasn't worked for a while and I wasn't going to pay $500+ for a new one. I was poking around the web and found an Ebay seller that sold them. Didn't have my exact part number but crossed it over. I received it the other day (about 3-4 days for shipping) and it looks good. Looks...
  47. RobJ

    Some disking pictures from this weekend...

    For those who like looking at tractor pics at work like I do. After a couple hours of mowing I switched to the disk. A little 5' lightweight but at $200 used it works for me. I didn't get a shot of or main garden, all topsoil and sand. I really have to work the disk to keep from burying the...
  48. RobJ

    How do you mow? Special pattern?

    BH or FM I guess. I use to mow in the big square or circle. Then realize as the square got smaller I could not make the turns at the corners without going back at the end and finishing them up. I started mowing in rectangles. IE go across the field, make a gentle 180 left turn then head...
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    Oil & Fuel A quick 5 gallon fuel container rant

    Just about the price. HD sells the blue kero jugs for about $8.00. The Red and yellow jugs are $16. It just me and one tractor so yes I have a blue jug. The atvs get the red jugs. :D
  50. RobJ

    A problem with widening up the rear wheels

    I discovered a slight problem after I took my rears all the way out this weekend. The ramps I made for the trailer are only about 10" wide. So while the backs are on the fronts are barely handing on. I do maintain a pucker factor when loading and unloading you see. I may have to make some...