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  1. 3 Horse Ranch

    L2501 vs LX2610

    North central Washington. I am equally distant from jut about everything. lol,
  2. 3 Horse Ranch

    L2501 vs LX2610

    It appears the pedals are arranged just like a left hand drive vehicle clutch, brake, throttle. It would be a sight more difficult to teach your hands and your feet at the same time. With the high price of even used side by sides, I've been considering a Japanese mini truck which are just...
  3. 3 Horse Ranch

    First Time Tractor Purchase TYM? or something else?

    Just did a Google search on regen problems entering Kubota Regen Problems, then John Deere, New Holland, LS etc and they have had regen problems, particularly in the first few years after the Tier IV Final standards in 2014. Just about all of them have been cleared up now.
  4. 3 Horse Ranch

    First Time Tractor Purchase TYM? or something else?

    We have been looking at tractors for a few weeks and the only brand I've heard serious negatives about is Kubota. Particularly the B 3350. The model has been replaced, but Kubota has left the buyers of the 3350 blowing in the wind. I won't even consider a tractor brand that did what Kubota to...
  5. 3 Horse Ranch

    First Time Tractor Purchase TYM? or something else?

    A link would be helpful otherwise your info doesn't have much meaning.
  6. 3 Horse Ranch

    L2501 vs LX2610

    Individually, no, collectively, who knows. I am not a lefty greenie by any means, yet I consider myself a steward of my environment. A little extra expense, a little complexity aren't to high of prices to pay to do my part to not polite any more than necessary.
  7. 3 Horse Ranch

    L2501 vs LX2610

    Learn! The Brits and Aussies drive on the opposite side of the road. You go there, you adapt. They come here, they adapt. There is no wrong side, only the unfamiliar.
  8. 3 Horse Ranch

    Glad I Purchased My Tractor Last Year

    I was at a tractor dealer Thursday and they showed me around their shop. They had 2 year old 50 hp tractor in there that the owner uses as his daily driver. He can't get a drivers license, but ag is exempt so he takes it to Safeway, Walmart, etc. and clears snow off driveways and parking lots...
  9. 3 Horse Ranch

    L2501 vs LX2610

    Exactly what Kubota did. The same engine displacement engine produced 28+ horsepower in previous editions. What Kubota did wasn't illegal or unethical, it was simply taking advantage of the regulations to produce a good tractor with a basically proven engine. Having said that, you are also...
  10. 3 Horse Ranch

    Is a spike in tractor prices coming?

    This one isn't for sale, it's the one we left on the west side of the state. It has been on the market for 5 months, but we finally have a reasonable offer. It has a fourth bedroom but because the previous owner only put in a 3 bed septic, it has to be listed as three bedroom...
  11. 3 Horse Ranch

    Is a spike in tractor prices coming?

    We are having a hard time selling a well built 4 bed 3 bath 4000 sq. ft. house on 6 acres with a 3 stall stable, fenced and cross fenced for $800K. Location makes all the difference
  12. 3 Horse Ranch

    Advice on a farm road

    I think you are getting good advice, This stuff will not pack solid, but it will let water drain through it but not gather the speed necessary to move anything bot the finest materials unless you get a deluge. The company I retired from had a similar material, 2"-4" quarry spalls. We used...
  13. 3 Horse Ranch

    I’m so honored

    What a beautiful post, thanks for sharing, This is the positive side of the adage, "what goes around, comes around,"
  14. 3 Horse Ranch

    Leather seats, touch screens.

    The used ones are ridiculously high and the Chinese ones are questionable at best, so I've thinking about a 4x4 mini truck here.
  15. 3 Horse Ranch

    Pacific North West - Excessive heat warning issued

    Got a little rain, and had a had temperatures edging above freezing, but still have significant snow on the ground to the point that the bottom wire of the fence is still in the snow.
  16. 3 Horse Ranch

    Boomer 55 features video

    We are considering a slightly smaller Boomer but with a cab. We were looking at a Boomer 45 but the salesman thinks he can find a 50 a lot sooner. Going to talk to him in person tomorrow about it.
  17. 3 Horse Ranch

    $100,000 to replace a $28,000 tree they didn't own but sold for $2,000 ???

    In the Northwest they sure do. Take for example all the pristine Seattle, Portland (and others) city parks. Once you get past all the tents, blue tarps, piles of garbage, old pallet boards, used syringes, etc. they are nice places to visit. NOT
  18. 3 Horse Ranch

    horse etiquette

    It seems like much doo-doo about nothing. In a neighborhood of $100,000 vehicles and a majority of the homeowners upset about road apples it would be easy to put up an remotely controlled automatic gate system that should end all whining. The other solution, talk to the offending neighbor. It...
  19. 3 Horse Ranch

    TYM T474 vs John Deere 4044M

    For the $17,000 difference he is talking about, he can buy a lot of wheel weights, beet juice, plus about all the heavy implements he will ever need. Weight is cheap, $17,000 to gain 500# is not cheap.
  20. 3 Horse Ranch

    Fix'n to get a Tiller

    That's your opinion, but you know what they say about opinions. I have a cheap Tractor Supply tiller that I used a lot to loosen soil to make leveling out the ground easier. My neighbor has a backhoe on his little Kubota that he uses often for different projects. Just because you have no use...
  21. 3 Horse Ranch

    All-electric Bobcat compact track loader

    Oh yeah, I can see new nuke plants being built in the U.S, right after pigs fly. Tidal will harm fish and whales and other marine life Nuke plant, if they are ever built produce their own kind of environmental problem with a half life on spent fuel rods measured in the thousands of years. So...
  22. 3 Horse Ranch

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    That's like saying some guns are killing people because they shoot bigger bullets. I drove a Kenworths, Macks, Freightliners, and others and the height of the hood never posed a problem for me in city driving, neither does the height of the hood of my F-250. It really does a disservice to...
  23. 3 Horse Ranch

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    Your charts don't support your statement at all on fuel prices. There was no outrage because prices at their highest in 2017-2020 were still averaging $1 per gallon less than 2011-2015 prices. The outrage now is the "hockey stick" increases that seem to be heading back towards the $4 range again.
  24. 3 Horse Ranch

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    I was thinking along the lines of a super volcano eruption. There are about 20 of them with different time cycles. All of them will erupt again at some point in the future. Yellowstone is one of the more familiar and it is in range in it's cycle to erupt soon geologically speaking, any time...
  25. 3 Horse Ranch

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    How old is the Earth? How far back do ice cores go? Still only a snap shot of the planet's environment
  26. 3 Horse Ranch

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    They are dismantling Nuke plants. Just try getting past the environmentalists to build a new hydro dam. Ask Texas about wind power. Even solar has it's limitations, it requires sun. Should we get a large volcanic eruption (it's not if, but when) then solar panels would become only marginally...
  27. 3 Horse Ranch

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    Recorded human history, and even ice core samples represent nothing more than just a snapshot of world climatological history. It's like science is looking at a 50 year old man and saying, 'this is the way he's always looked'. The Sahara was once temperate, more recently, the city of Petros was...
  28. 3 Horse Ranch

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

    I finished clearing a 2400' driveway yesterday and saw this as I was driving the tractor to the barn. Sunset over the northern Cascades in Okanogan County. The pasture was not mowed this fall so we have 20+ inches on the ground.
  29. 3 Horse Ranch

    Are we in the USA really this far behind?

    So a small high tech skidder would do the trick
  30. 3 Horse Ranch

    Are we in the USA really this far behind?

    None of the above are in the least bit innovative. So while they are adapted to a specific need, they aren't any more advanced than a Kubota or a John Deere.
  31. 3 Horse Ranch

    1700 Ford 4X4 tractor

    Since it is an all mechanical drive, if the engine is turning the tractor should be moving, encountering an object like a 2x4 the tractor should either stall, or roll over it. Your only point of slippage is the clutch. I have a 1715 and clutch adjustment is simple. There is a threaded rod on...
  32. 3 Horse Ranch

    Are we in the USA really this far behind?

    If it destroys the pivot point and breaks castings to put a loader on them, then they are just poorly engineered, at least for the North American market. Put a three point on the back of a mini wheel loader and you could do everything that does and then move snow or load dirt and gravel all day...
  33. 3 Horse Ranch

    Consumer Electronics Show 2021 - John Deere gets a couple of "Worst in Show" awards

    I found the link interesting. I scanned down as far as 2010 and John Deere made the list three times out of the dozens of manufacturers. Even more interesting, New Holland made the list nine times. So does that mean New Holland is three time better than John Deere? 😃
  34. 3 Horse Ranch

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    Same event but with loaded super B-trains. Some of these guys are really rolling coal. It's enough to make the rednecks with the earlier Dodge and Ram Cummins engines jealous. Interestingly, these are mostly, if not all, working trucks that are on the road during the typical week hauling freight.
  35. 3 Horse Ranch

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    Sound like a good redneck project, convert a Peterbilt large car into a crew cab tandem dually pickup. 😃
  36. 3 Horse Ranch

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    Don't stop with just the top three. As for electric cars, it isn't the manufacturers who are calling the tune. Washington State legislature pass a bill banning the sale of new vehicles powered buy fossil fuels that was to go into effect in 2030. Other states have either already enacted similar...
  37. 3 Horse Ranch

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    Probably just compensating for the size of something else.
  38. 3 Horse Ranch

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    I can fit a crew cab F-250 short box in my garage, but just barely. there is about 30 inches between the front bumper and the back wall, so it doesn't go in there. If I need it out of the weather I park it in the barn.
  39. 3 Horse Ranch

    Pacific North West - Excessive heat warning issued

    Translate that kind of rain to snow, it's no wonder all the passes are closed. With I-5 closed there aren't to many ways out. If this were an old disaster movie, now would be the time to cue the Cascadia fault earthquake and tsunami.
  40. 3 Horse Ranch

    Pacific North West - Excessive heat warning issued

    That is the plan for next year. Cab tractor and a snow blower. I've been clearing the driveway to 10' wide for two days and have one more day of work to go. The first day was spent clearing a path my pickup could get through so I could get more fuel. I have 3 ft. high snow berms on either...
  41. 3 Horse Ranch

    Pacific North West - Excessive heat warning issued

    Weather man was a little conservative on his snow forecast. Had blowing and drifting snow so I have no way of telling how much, but at least a foot. Spent 6 hours just clearing enough snow off the driveway so I could get out and get fuel. The driveway was covered by 16 to 30 inches of snow. I...
  42. 3 Horse Ranch

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    It's all good, it's less than 48 inches from the back bumper. As long as he keeps his traile tongue weight under 100# it will be good. :D
  43. 3 Horse Ranch

    Pacific North West - Excessive heat warning issued

    8" of snow two days ago, another 3 over night and 8" more forecast for tonight with up to a foot possible. I'm starting to run out of places to put the stuff. Photo is from yesterday.
  44. 3 Horse Ranch

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    While working for my last employer I gave check rides to several drivers. Most were okay, but one fresh out of truck driving school I wouldn't hire to drive a wheel barrow let alone a dump truck and trailer grossing 105,500. I took him to a gravel pit and told him to get the feel of the truck...
  45. 3 Horse Ranch

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Had a brake drum fail like that once in Canada on a Kenworth left rear drive axle. When I came back to the truck after visiting the border broker I saw it. I had thought the scrap hauler that passed me in the opposite direction about 6 miles back had lost something off his trailer as he passed...
  46. 3 Horse Ranch

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    You can usually feel even one brake dragging at low speeds even on 8 axles. A driver checking his mirrors occasionally can see the smoke in daylight hours before it gets to bad. Trucks and trailers have automatic slack adjusters, one or two may fail and not adjust, but not 10. The walk around...
  47. 3 Horse Ranch

    Looking at Bad Boy Tractors, thoughts?

    Good point to consider. Unless you have a bunch of work for a backhoe in mind you might consider forgoing that option and renting a mini excavator when you need to dig. On the other hand, I have purchased some tools I needed for one job and found myself using it a lot more than I had thought...
  48. 3 Horse Ranch

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Obviously you are an experienced truck driver, prosecutor, collision investigator and forensic scientist, so I will bow to your wisdom and experience.
  49. 3 Horse Ranch

    Cold weather start, with glow plugs and block heater. Why does my tractor not start at minus 20 C?

    Saw a guy using a propane torch fire up an old worn out crawler in 27 degree weather without glow plugs. He pulled the air duct shot the propane flame into the intake while turning it over and it fired on the third or fourth cylinder.
  50. 3 Horse Ranch

    Is a spike in tractor prices coming?

    We are looking at a New Holland, which are in short supply. Our salesman warned us of a 10% price increase this spring. He is trying to find one of lasts years inventory for us that will be at the old price. He suggested a Boomer 50 instead of the 45 as there are no 45s in the region, but he...
 
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