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    Intentional Food shortages?

    If I believed in Snopes - or the media - I would have just gone to Google :ROFLMAO: , and used whatever results they gave me to "disprove" the video. I'm sure Snopes would have been one of the top results. If had believed that would give me actual truthful results - I wouldn't have posted the...
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    Intentional Food shortages?

    Well that's good I suppose for this particular thing , but I haven't used Snopes in years to validate anything. Once I found out they were playing political games I gave up completely on them. In this day and age just saying " Snopes said that isn't true" is a really bad habit to get into...
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    Intentional Food shortages?

    Well that's why I figured I would ask here. I know there's a bunch of guys here who actually are farmers. My problem with stuff like what they're asserting in that video - is that the US Government HAS done this kind of thing before - during the Great Depression. And given the general level...
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    Intentional Food shortages?

    A friend sent me this video - and there was no better place that I could think of to get a sense of whether there was anything to it or not - than Tractorbynet. Number of people claiming that the government appears to be trying to cause intentional food shortages by paying farmers to destroy...
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    LA364 Loader Quick Coupler

    If it was me - I would go to the Artillian site and see if they have their SSQA type fork frame in stock - and if they do - get one ordered - and cancel the Kubota fork frame. Also - compare whatever forks that Kubota is going to supply - with what Artilian supplies. There is a wide range of...
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    Any issues with mis-matched hose sizes?

    While my BH77 hoe was removed from the tractor over the winter - I managed to whack one of the outrigger hydraulic hoses and rupture it. So I've got to replace the hose. I've got Parker hose - and a the correct crimper and fittings to replace the hose , but one end of the hose has a 90 degree...
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    Looking for source for plated hydraulic tubing - if possible.

    I'm looking to add some hydraulics to my tractor, and I want to run hard lines for at least some of it. I've picked a couple of good benders (Diacro and Baileigh) - and I've got a quality Parker flare tool on it's way. Also stopped at the local Parker Store today and picked up a length of 3/8"...
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    Sizing a hydraulic control valve - size for pump flow, or total flow?

    I'm working thru a setup I want to install on my Kubota B3200 for a hydraulic thumb on the backhoe. The specs list the "pump flow" as 6.7gpm - and the "total flow" as 9.9gpm. The "steering flow" is listed as 3.2gpm. Steering flow + pump flow = total flow. Do I need to size the GPM of the...
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    Drilling a small hole thru backhoe boom?

    I'm contemplating going hydraulic on my backhoe grapple. One of the things I'm trying to figure out - is how to route some of the hydraulic lines down to the cylinder and clamp them to the backhoe arm(s). The most direct and simplest way in one case - would be to drill a hole (like a 1/4"...
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    Anybody sell an assortment pack of hydraulic fittings?

    I'm trying to figure out what type of fittings my Kubota BH77 backhoe has - as well as some of the other assorted devices I have with hydraulics. Does anybody sell an assortment pack with all the different versions (thread sizes, pitches - etc) in it? I was thinking that might make it...
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    Belt sander or disc sander - or both?

    I put this in the welding forum because I would be using the sander(s) - for prep and cleanup work on steel welding projects. I'm slowly outfitting my shop to get some "real" work done. The goal is to (hopefully) - have a well outfitted shop I can use to maybe support a small business or...
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    Fractured windshield glass on B2650 cab

    Friend of mine has a B2650 with the cab. It's been sort of hot around here, up in the low 90's recently with high humidity. He had been cutting the lawn during the day - and parked the tractor. Overnight it cooled down quite a bit - into the low 50's. He looks out the next morning - and it...
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    Making pivot pins - what kind of steel to use?

    I'd like to make some lubricatable pivot pins for the thumb on my Kubota BH77 backhoe. The factory supplied pivot pins do not have grease fittings and after the hoe sat for a number of months - I ran into a problem because one of the pins was so dry the thumb was hanging up. I've also got an...
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    Will a tiller pull rocks up out of soil?

    Wondering if somebody can answer this question for me..... I've got a piece of my property where I am raising the grade by 2-3 feet. It's New England, so the soil - both the subsoil and the topsoil, can be pretty rocky. I've laid down 1-2 feet of the subsoil ( diggings from another part of...
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    Lower pivot pin sticking on BH77 with thumb

    Has anybody found a greasable pivot pin that will fit in the lower pivot for the thumb on a BH77 with the factory thumb? I just went to use my thumb today, after not having used it for a good year and a half - and the thing seemed like it was welded in place. After finally beating it open with...
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    Diesel powered indirect heater - any experiences?

    I have a large (28x44) barn - that is currently unfinished inside - but that I would like to get some heat into so I can get some use out of if during the winter months. I've used propane heaters out there before - and they will heat up an area enough so that I'm at least not shivering so badly...
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    Correct 60" mid-mower deck for B3200?

    I've got somebody local to me who is looking to sell a Kubota RCK60-27B mowing deck. I can't seem to find any information on whether or not this deck will fit my Kubota B3200. I've found a few references saying this deck will fit the B7800 , B2910 - etc. - and I saw another reference saying...
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    B3200 started up, ran for bit, died - and now won't even turn over

    So a couple of weeks ago - in the middle of the last big snowstorm we had - I went out and started the tractor, was letting it run to warm up , it ran for maybe a minute, then it died, I tried to restart it - and it wouldn't crank, and that was pretty much it. More details: the tractor has...
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    Thinking of a Hypertherm Powermax 65.....

    And I'm wondering if anybody has one - how do they like it - any problems - what are the different options on the system ?, etc. Eventually I'd like to get a CNC plasma table - but in the short term I'm going to build a pantograph table. I've already ordered one of the tracer/pantograph setups...
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    Steel suppliers in northeast MA / southern NH area?

    Got the new welder - check got the welding table - check plasma cutter in the works - check Now I just need to find a decent place to buy steel in the Northeast MA or southern NH area. Wondering if anybody knows of any decent suppliers that have a good selection and prices. In the past I've...
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    Looking for repair manual (PDF) - for Honda GX160 - need to replace oil seals

    I have a Wacker compactor that needs some work done on it's Honda GX160 engine - and I can't seem to find the repair manual anywhere. What I really need to know is : what do I have to do to replace the crankcase oil seals?
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    Soil prep for laying down a good lawn

    Over the years I've been doing a bunch of work to my property - and I'm finally getting to the point where I can start finishing off some of the lot and laying down what will become the final lawn. In some areas I'm actually going to be bringing the grade up couple of feet - which I'll be doing...
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    Question on Maschio tiller HP requirements (and others?)

    One of the things on my short list of attachments to acquire - is a tiller. So I've been reading a bunch of the tiller threads here on TBN to get familiar with what is out there and try and narrow down what I want to get. King Kutter and Land Pride seem to get a lot of recommendations - and on...
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    How to make the curve on a backhoe bucket?

    I'm contemplating welding up a backhoe bucket. I've got some use for a 24" or even a 30" bucket - and they are available out on the market - but they're darn expensive. It doesn't seem like a very complicated project - except for one thing: how to bend the steel that makes up the main part of...
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    Anything I should know about a Landpride FDR1660 3pt mower?

    I really love Craigslist sometimes. Just got back from a trip up to VT to pick up a Landpride FDR1660 60" rear mower deck I found up there for $750. Got it home and really looked it over and it appears to be in good physical shape. A few rust spots here and there I can take the rust stripper...
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    Rain and groundwater drainage piping and what to do with the water

    After we moved into our place about ten years ago I discovered that we had a somewhat wet basement during certain times of the year. To try and solve this problem I have installed some footer drain piping around the house foundation and also installed some other drain piping on other parts of...
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    Where can you get a BH77 workshop manual?

    I'm sure I could get one thru my dealer - just wondering if anybody sells them online so I can get one ordered now instead of waiting until the next time the dealer is open. I've looked on Messick's and done some Google searching - but I'm not getting any hits. Nobody seems to have them listed...
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    ? on proper install of wall in area subject to freeze - base preparation?

    I'm wondering if anybody here might have some suggestions on how to do this properly. First off - I live in MA, so the reason why I'm asking this question is because I want to make sure I do the install properly to avoid freezing damage. Second: I understand the basic rules for installing...
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    Anybody have a Woods BH80-X hoe - with hydraulic thumb?

    I'm looking for the manufacturer and part number from the hydraulic valve that comes with that kit. I'm throwing some ideas around in my head to add a hydraulic thumb to my Kubota BH77 hoe - and the valve that Woods uses looks like it might be a good fit for what I'm thinking of. I figure...
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    Any sources for attachments for the B21 / BT751 backhoe ?

    I've got a friend who's looking at a B21 tractor - but he's curious to see if there's any sources for more attachments for the backhoe (BT751). Buckets, quick couplers - anything? I've found a couple of places that list buckets for the b21 - but that is about it.
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    Making a toothed bucket - how many teeth?

    Hmm - I was figuring the one I posted the picture of would work fine - on the theory that every toothbar I've seen also has the teeth below the bottom edge of the cutting edge on the bucket. Actually - I think the one I ordered will look more like this - which still puts the tooth somewhat...
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    Making a toothed bucket - how many teeth?

    I did some searching around to try and find something I thought would work properly - I even picked up a Kubota backhoe bucket tooth (bolt on) - and weld-on adapter for a toothbar to see if I thought that might work. Finally found the Hensley stuff - and ordered just one of the weld-on tooth...
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    Making a toothed bucket - how many teeth?

    After struggling with a tooth bar - I decided last year that instead of going the toothbar route , what I was going to do was just have two buckets for the FEL on my Kubota B3200. I got the 60" bucket and I'll use that for hauling material and clearing snow - etc. Then I bought a 54" bucket -...
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    Upgrading 3pt hitch components on a B3200

    I know I have seen this topic covered before here on TBN - but I can't seem to find the threads. I've got a B3200. I've seen a number of people here giving very good reviews to the Stabilworks telescoping stabilizers. But reading about those jarred loose some memories - don't some of the...
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    Thinking of a top and tilt setup

    I have some grading I'm going to have to do on my property - and while contemplating which box blade to get, I also started thinking I might want to put a top and tilt setup on the tractor too (Kubota B3200). I have the tractor setup for a backhoe - so there are hydraulic ports at the back I...
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    Getting safety glass cut ??

    So I've been contemplating adding a cab to my B3200. I've looked at a bunch of options - and there doesn't appear to be too many choices out there for the B3200 for a "hard" cab. Plus - I've got an issue because I would like the tractor to still be able to fit inside my garage - thru a 7ft...
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    I'm contemplating investing in timber land in New England

    Off and on over the years I've contemplated investing in timber land. Part of this is just a desire to own land. Part of it's a desire to have something as a retirement savings that won't get destroyed by the government and/or the banking system, part of it is an excuse to get a bigger...
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    new grand l 60 series.

    I had the brochure for the Canadian version of the B50 open on my work PC. Link is here: Products: B2650 Kubota Canada Ltd. Also check out the attached picture (from the Canadian brochure) . One of the interesting things is that the lockdown pins - are basically located almost inline with...
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    Rear 3pt snowblower for B3200

    Has anybody bought one of these recently? From what I've been reading the Kubota rear blowers for the B3200 are available in 51" width or 64" width. I would be looking at the 64" model. I would like to get the hydraulic chute rotate and deflector adjustment - but I may just add it later also...
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    B3200 smoke-out on cold start

    I bought a B3200 earlier this year - after having a BX23 for about 7 years. One thing I've noticed with the B3200 is that the thing smokes like crazy on startup when it's cold. I don't recall having this problem with the BX. Both tractors are kept in an unheated fully enclosed garage. Neither...
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    Rock bucket for B3200 loader?

    I did some quick searching and nothing popped up on this - so apologies if there's another thread out there that already covers it. I am thinking seriously about getting a rock bucket (tined bucket for sifting rocks out of dirt) for my B3200. My property is infested with rocks - and I have a...
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    Stihl MS290 using up bar oil - but no oil going to bar

    I have a Stihl MS290 "Farm Boss" saw. Bought it a few years ago and used it very occasionally keeping up the property. This year I've cut down a number of decent sized trees on my lot - and I thought that the bar oiler had been working ok - I saw a small amount of oil on the bar - and the oil...
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    Best place to try and sell a 1981 Ford 340A 44hp industrial tractor w/ 6ft FEL?

    I have a friend who is trying to unload his 1981 Ford 340A 44hp industrial tractor with a front end loader with 6ft bucket. He's got it on Craigslist, but so far no bites. He's located in NH. I did some quick searching and I found a few of these for sale out on the interwebs...
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    Buying Advice Looking for a toothbar for a B3200 60" bucket

    I recently picked up a B3200 with the 60" bucket - and one of the options I ordered from the dealer - was a toothbar. So when I go to pickup the tractor - they tell me that the toothbar doesn't fit because Kubota has changed something with the cutting edges on the bucket. The whole thing...
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    Alternatives to taking a tree down

    I have a large willow tree on the back property line of my lot. When I say large I mean the trunk is probably close to 3ft in diameter near the base - and the tree is probably about 120 feet high. Over the last few years - the tree has shed 2 or 3 large portions of the trunk ( like 1 1/2 ft...
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    Alternative for remote controlled valve (cab setup)

    While I'm waiting to get my Kubota B3200, I've been investigating options on how to add more hydraulics. Ultimately I want to add a grapple - and potentially other - functions to the FEL. I stopped by the Kubota dealer today and was looking at some of the stuff they had out on the lot - and...
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    Backhoe Any B26 owners who can take some measurements?

    I'm wondering if there are any B26 owners out there who might be able to help me out by taking some measurements from their BT820 backhoe. First an explanation: I noticed that the BH77 backhoe that goes on the B3200, B3300SU, L3200 and L3800 - looked very similar to the BT820 backhoe that goes...
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    Anybody know where to get aluminum extrusions?

    I've had some of the pieces lying around to build a dump trailer for a few years now. I'm thinking I may soon actually have the time to work on it. Problem is - I would like to build the dump bed out of aluminum. I figure it would save a decent amount of weight - and also since it would be...
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    Buying Advice 60" FEL bucket on B3200/B3300 is "light duty"??

    The B3200/B3300SU come with two FEL bucket options - my dealer only has tractors on the lot with the 60" bucket installed - and I've noticed that every single one of them has a sticker on that that says "light duty". I am trying to decide whether to get the tractor with the 54" bucket - or the...
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    What factors make loader specs so close - yet so different?

    I've been comparing a Kubota B3300 and L3800 on their specs (trying to make a purchase decision) - and their is something that is bugging me - because it sort of doesn't make any sense. When I look at the loader specs for the two tractors I see...
 
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