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  1. grsthegreat

    With all the supply chain holdups and shipping issues…..

    Walmart just got a delivery from 1973
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    How to hang a banner in Idaho

    This is not me... just saw this at a horse show i went to last week. I git a kick out of it.....i would not do it myself, but heck, as the guy doing it said ”this id idaho...anything goes”.
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    Why I will NEVER have a smart house i would NEVER let the power company control my thermostat, much less anything else. There are no rind or amazon Alexa devices or the like in my house and never will be.
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    Can’t find a 42” riding mower anywheres here.

    I knew about lack of generators, but lawn mowers? No idea. i want to replace my 2003 Husqvarna riding mower with a new similar unit. I called all around, and stores and dealers have not had deliveries at all this year up here. On shop had 40 units ordered last October, still not delivered. i...
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    making a custom flatbed truck side rail for a friend

    a friend of mine got a great deal on a f450 flatbed truck to tow his equipment for his business. he decided he wanted a custom side rail made to contain all the stuff piled u0p back there. had to have a removable 52" tailgate to allow for a work station. he wanted it plasma cut similar to my...
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    lost HST return spring while brush hogging last weekend

    It was quite a start. I am so use to having HST peddle return to center when i remove my foot, that it took a few seconds to realize it wasnt working. i quickly pressed reverse to move it back to center. i was amazed as to how gently you have to press without the spring. I shut down tractor and...
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    Squeaking kioti tractor seat.

    Ok...its been going on long enuf. First an occasional squeak Then a little worse. Yesterday it was relentless. Broke out a can of Wd40....only to find out suspension is completely surrounded by a rubber shield. I ended up having to pull surround off of the clips in 6 areas to access innards. I...
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    Protective vest for my dog

    I have a 2 YO female black lab that loves to run thru thick brush, trees and cut off stumps catching her thrown toys. Yesterday she got a 2 cut high up on her chest that needed stitches. I am looking at getting a hunting vest fir her that wont overheat her in summer. Anyone here have any good...
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    Anyone here have a Woodmaxx MX8800 chipper

    i was wondering how you like it's overall performance. also, how hard is it to replace knives and anvil. i hear it is a clamshell design, but woodmaxx provides no pictures.
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    Time to replace my rear deck. 24 years of winters have taken their toll.

    Took all day to demo the stupid thing. Tried unscrewing way. out came the chainsaw
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    Had new LG front load washer and dryer delivered and installed today

    The sales person never told me I needed a LP conversion kit.... burrr Grumble grumble. Now I had to locate part and order. Can稚 get the part till Monday. They went over every part I would need for install. but no mention of this. My older GE dryer never had to have one installed so I知 not sure...
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    DK45 seat cover

    Has anybody hear found a good seat cover to fit the DK45 armrests. I found a few websites that sell cover, but none make one for Kioti...weird.
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    My PTO stopped working

    I have an electric over hydraulic PTO system on my tractor that occasionally stops working and I have to flip toggle switch 5-10 times before it comes to life. Worked ok all summer, but i was dreading issues come winter. Just to be safe i ordered the twin relay and a new toggle switch from...
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    field fence 3 point hitch unroller

    I was looking at a Field Fence unroller and stretcher unit for sale at tractor supply and another farm supply outfit locally. They were about $580.00 PLUS nearly $300 shipping fees. No way.. I decided to build my own from some scraps and a new piece of 1/4" x 3" steel channel. Total cost about...
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    1,000 hour service

    Well the old girl is 9 years old and just shy of 1,000 fairly trouble free hours. Only had a few minor issues over the years. Today i changed the air filter, the fuel filter, oil filter, hydraulic oil filter and hst filter. Replaced all fluids and was just draining the front axle when i see 90...
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    Just bought a new Heavy Duty back blade

    Found this at local farm had my name on it. 750 pounds .... tried it and it works great
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    Heres a guy with WAY too much time on his hands...but i want one

    Watch: 28-Feet-Tall Japanese Robot Looks Like A Real World Transformer looks fun
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    Bought a used Kawasaki Mule 4010 and added a bed lift kit

    I stated on a previous forum that i was thinking of purchasing a Kioti Mechron UTV. However after going to the dealer and running one, it was way too noisy for what i plan on wanting a utv for,.... Man was it noisy. I went around and looked at every brand of UTV out there including those...
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    Thinking about getting a new kioti mechron utv

    Ive read some older posts on these units, but was wondering how people feel about the newer units. They seem pretty nicely priced for a 4x4 with diesel engine. Hiw are you liking its operation and winter use.
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    First problem with my 5 year old Kioti DK45

    Old reliable let me down last weekend. I was out chipping limbs for about 4 hours on Sunday when i descided i best refuel tractor. Drove to shop to refuel and i shut down tractor. it wouldnt restart. Turned over with lots of power but no start. engine was hot so i went in and had lunch. Later...
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    that time of year again...time to put up some wood

    Im getting to hate this time of the year. Last years windstorms dumped quite a few trees. I can think of better ways to spend a weekend
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    Anyone use an EnduraPlas poly fuel storage tank?

    I was wondering if anyone has used the EnduraPlas poly fuel tank with built in DC powered 10 GPM pump and auto shut off nozzle. There not cheap, but there actually cheaper than the equivalent steel tank and 15 GPM pump setups that tractor supply has. they have 55, 75 and 100 gallon models.Ive...
  23. grsthegreat

    They just opened a Tractor Supply Company in town

    Ive never been in one before, and i didnt even realize they opened one near me till i happened to drive by it yesterday. didnt have time to stop inside to look arround. Not even sure what they carry. what is everyones opinions on TSC stores?
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    why cant i upload any pictures anymore

    been doing so for years. now when i get the popup box and browse thru my pics, i click on the pic i want and select upload/ an icon revolves for 5-10 seconds, then nothing. the pic is small (550 kb) and jpg format. i get no error messages or anything. just no pics. Ive tried on 2 computers and...
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    Ballast box

    I keep having top move larger liquid cooled generators and the tractor was having issues lifting a 1,600 # unit with the forks. i kept lifting my tractor rear end. had to break down and get a ballast box. Couldnt find a kioti or kubota brand anywheres, so i bought a Frontier (JD) box and...
  26. grsthegreat

    was at Costco today. has 6 qts mobil 1 on sale $27.00

    Bought 48 quarts. best price ive seen on mobil1 for some time. bought the 5w30. ill use it when servicing generators next year. Napa was charging $9.79 per quart last week.
  27. grsthegreat

    just saw this video...made a snowblower from a motorcycle engine different...and noisy
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    How to make Ice Cubes in Idaho

    Heres how we make ice cubes in Idaho. We left the unheated summer water trough out too long. had to break 6-8" of ice off the top. now....what to do with that ice.
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    Finally went to the dark side and replaced cab lights with LED's

    Well, ive been pretty happy with the old halogen lights i had on my Kioti cab tractor, but one of the rear lights had burnt out. While researching where to get another lamp, i found that they were only 35 watt lights not the 50 watt i thought they were. I tried unsuccessfully to find a 50 watt...
  30. grsthegreat

    wondering if any LED light conversions will bolt right inplace of factory Kioti light

    getting ready for winter, and was wondering if anyone has had success with replacing existing kioti cab lights (factory) with decent LED replacements. im ok with the factory lights, but was just pondering future replacements. dont want to have to modify factory light mounts. any suggestions or...
  31. grsthegreat

    Tired of the mess in my shop

    I have 16 years of accumulated garbage in my shop. enough is enough. This is what the wall storage system looked like last Thursday had to start in one area asnd im going to move up the wall. Out with the old and in with a new steel shelving system i got from an old Office depot that moved...
  32. grsthegreat

    spent day spraying field and property

    Yesterday we had a nice sunny day and only a few hours of work to do with my real job, so i (or was it the wife) decided to spray the horse pasture and all the other grass areas with Hi-dep. Stinking Knappweed . I took the loader off to cut down on the noise. Must say, its sure nice to be...
  33. grsthegreat

    have to buy new trailer

    My Kioti cab tractor is just too heavy for my older PJ trailer. I was debating getting a larger gooseneck trailer, but opted for a tilt bed bumper pull 14K GVW trailer that a local company is making for me. I should get enough money back after i resale my older trailer to pay for 80-90% of the...
  34. grsthegreat

    cameraman gets hit with slush from plow truck

    dangerous...but funny too FOX 29's Steve Keeley Goes Up Against Snowplow - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29 This newsman is an idiot. who would stand that close to operating plows. He deserved everything he got.... i just love it when people complain about an inch or 2...
  35. grsthegreat

    search engine

    haveing lots of problems with search engine linked above. I wanted to look up a simple search for an old thread.. decoding kioti serial number i got like 250,000 hits....none what i was looking for. what going on? i went to and tried the search, the first hit was what i was...
  36. grsthegreat

    question about detent setting to flote bucket

    I just realized that my DK45 bucket isnt engaging into float position. I can manually hold the lever down and it will float. but wont lock. Ill have to crack open the workshop manual i guess. I assume theres a ball bearing somewhere that locks it in place. Anyone ever run into this before?
  37. grsthegreat

    My 9 yr old trusty Husquvarna 42" riding mower bit the dust

    The wife was mowing the lawn and the engine started making some rattling noises such as made when mowing over rocks...but the mower deck wasnt engaged at the time. 3 seconds later the engine stops....seized tight. I went out and priced equivalent new machines with the same options i had in...
  38. grsthegreat

    ok...too funny. "Buy a Shotgun"

    this was just too funny. Humorous: Women Take Joe Biden's 'Buy a Shotgun!' Advice | Independent Journal Review enjoy
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    rodent chewed hole in fuel tank DK45HST.....death to all rodents

    I was working on my new shooting range, and kept smelling diesel fumes...never had that issue before. I opened the hood and saw diesel splashed all over the place. Took it to shop and did some further investigation and i found a 4" x 4" scraped area from some **** rodent and he actually...
  40. grsthegreat

    What was i thinking

    After messing with free/leftover wood pallets ( for storing the horse hay on) for the past 16 years...... I finally decided on seeing if i can find some plastic pallets. Who knew that these even existed...... I found a local supplier that had 40x48" dual sided plastic pallets ... both new and...
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    More snow for PNW

    Had 2" yesterday...and woke up to 4 additional. As of 1PM i have 8" measured on ground. Didn't go to work today cause i just didn't feel like it. i guess its time i go move some snow. Have to have the neighbors (paid) driveways done before they start picking up school kids at 3pm. With the...
  42. grsthegreat

    nothing to do with tractors, but cool footage of Russian plane crash

    i thought it was cool. Russian plane crash: Moment of impact - YouTube
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    Some end of the year snow blowing video with my loader mounted hydraulic blower

    well, i wanted to get some new video, and was hoping to after the storm yesterday. but the promised 8+ inches turned out to be between 3-4 actual inches of snow. I took some video anyways...for what its worth. i spliced in a vid of last year blowing thru 8-10" snow in the beginning 30...
  44. grsthegreat

    question on what this would be called. item to prevent loader from dropping

    OK, years ago i had leased a loader that had an attached, hinged device that can me manually swung down and slipped over the lifting hydraulic cylinder ram to prevent it from dropping while doing maintenance on the loader motor. I want to make or buy a similar device for my current tractor. Now...
  45. grsthegreat

    lifted near max that the Kioti specs said it will

    I had 35 - 3cu ft bundles of top soil delivered today. didnt think about them being very heavy until i went to offload the pallet. The rear end of the tractor started to come off the ground. So being the nosy person i am, i looked at the bags ... however they did not list a net weight. So i got...
  46. grsthegreat

    Want to thank TBN users that helped me fix the loader mount snowblower issues...

    I just want to thank the users that helped me fix my issue with my loader mounted snowblower. What i thought was acceptable blockage of the auger turned out to only need some adjustment of the hydraulic blowby valve (proper name??). Now it doesnt stall out when blowing wet , compacted snow...
  47. grsthegreat

    Blowing very wet snow with loader mount blower

    Over the last 2 months, Ive had alot of PM's about my opinion about the hydraulic loader mounted snowblower i have. Since we have had a light winter i haven't had much opportunity to use it, cept to blow some dry snow. We had a shift in our weather pattern that turned my nice dry, powdery...
  48. grsthegreat

    OK....go out and wax those tractors

    We have been warned of a 18-24" snow accumulation over the next 2 days here in N Idaho...and i want to go play in the snow with the tractor and the horse and sleighs. Therefore i implore everyone to go wash and wax their tractors Everyone knows how you cause rain by doing the same...
  49. grsthegreat

    question about using black plastic in garden

    My wife wants me to add black plastic after i have rototilled and set my planting beds. Then slit a hole and plant corn, potatoes, whatever. She heard that this will increase soil temps and help control weeds. I live in North Idaho and i can see the benefit of heating the soil. But my question...
  50. grsthegreat

    Best variety of corn for pacific northwest

    We here in North Idaho have a poorer growing season that the rest of the world...or so it seams. Last year my corn only grew about 3-4 feet tall with small ears. What varieties would anyone suggest for me to use. I can start them in a greenhouse. I have a nice tall pile of manure from...