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    Using max pto HP?

    I got into running a buddies 4x5 round baler this summer and needless to say, it gave my tractor a good workout. It was fun making 4x4's but much bigger I was running out of hp to actually move the tractor. The temp gauge really didn't move above normal but it sure was removing some heat...
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    Moved some bales with the hay wagon

    I had my far field cut and baled a month ago, so on the weekend I had some time to move them near our barn. The fastest way is to go out on the road and this is the first time I've done any real road hauling. It went pretty well, and the HST isn't too bad at pulling a load. Pulling up onto...
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    Using tractor fluid in automotive manual transmission?

    Anyone tried this? Gear and manual trans oil seems to be silly expensive locally, $10-15 per liter for 75W90, and my pail of $3 per liter shell spirax meets the specs I need. GL-4 and 85W. This is for my Chevy Tracker which has separate manual transmission and transfer case sumps from the...
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    Plowing with a rear blade.

    Well, today I had to flip the blade around and plow in reverse. The snow was just too dense and heavy, enough to make the driveline start chattering when driving over it pulling the blade. I was surprised how much more snow the blade and tractor can push in reverse as it was rolling off snow...
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    Will Tier 4 lead to gas tractors again?

    Does it make some sense to go back to a gasoline engine for CUT's? It seems to me that a small 4 cyl car engine these days can run for 3000-4000 hours with out too many issues, and one detuned for tractor use should go longer. I think a gas engine even with fuel injection is much cheaper to...
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    Good day on the tractor!

    I'm prepping the area for tree planting next spring. It took quite a while as I had to drive straight up and down to keep upright, and I had to skim the bucket to find the rocks and old ground hog humps. But I got it done with only a few dirt mowing incidents and not breaking a shear...
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    Too late to cut hay field in S. Ontario?

    I've got an unused former hay field, last cut 6 years ago, that needs to be cleaned up. I was thinking of going over the whole thing with the rotary mower to find all the old ground hog holes and humps again and level those up, and also get all the old dead grass cut down and hopefully have it...
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    Remote valves and hyd top link question

    I've got a top link hydraulic cylinder (with check valve)on my tractor. I find though that it won't stay in position all the time, I'll tip up the box blade to use the rippers and then the cylinder will compress letting the box roll when I drop the rippers into the ground. But if I move the...
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    Canucks! Spirax Tractor Fluid on sale at TSC $62/5gal!

    Call your local store, mine only brought in 1/2 a skid so its going to be gone fast.
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    Moving a big rock

    My excavator found a nice flat chunk of limestone when he dug our pond, but of course its in the wrong spot. So this weekend I decided to move it to its final location. I could just barely lift the small end up, and pushing it across the pond outlet wasn't going to happen so I decided to use...
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    Anyone regret buying a smaller tractor to be able to afford a cab?

    Since the "Anyone regret buying a cab tractor?" thread turned into a cab love-fest, I thought I would re-phrase the question. Given most of us has some sort of tractor budget limit, will anyone admit to buying a smaller cabbed tractor and now wish they got a bigger open station tractor? For the...
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    Who made my box blade?

    I got a 7' HD box blade but its been painted so I don't know who made it? Land pride's HR35 looks close so maybe its an old mechanical scarifier bar version? It has spring assists to lift the scarifier bar but I need some chain to hook them up and I'm not sure how it would work anyways? Pull...
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    DK40 3pth bounce and flex?

    So I picked up an old HD box blade this weekend. I am pretty sure its an older Land Pride MR3584 which specs say weighs 1117lbs. So that's roughly half of what the 3pth is rated for but is by far the heaviest implement I've lifted. How careful do I have to be when driving around with the...
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    Kioti factory fill into Ferguson TEA-20?

    I'm coming up on my 50hr service and soon will have 11 gallons of perfectly good hyd/gear fluid to do something with. Donax-TD(now sprirax and approved in the Kioti manual) is what is going into my tractor. Can I assume the factory fill is basically the same stuff? My buddy has the TEA-20 and...
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    Rhino HB84" boxblade?

    I'm looking for my first box blade, and a HB84 is available. Its 1250lbs! If it was a regular 600lb 7' blade I think most folks here would say it would be fine for my tractor but this boxblade is much heavier. I've got a hyd top link so I assume I can control the bite of this HD boxblade...
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    Manure Bucket Roll Back

    And I don't mean raising a heaping bucket way up and accidentally curling the bucket instead of dumping....:laughing: I bought an old manure bucket for a song but it has a 90 deg back angle on it, while my tractor normally has buckets with an 80 deg back angle. So my maximum roll back angle is...
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    Rough estimate to put a SS QA plate on a bucket?

    I bought an old manure bucket and now I need a universal SS plate put on it. No modifications for the bucket needed, just cleaning the surfaces and clamping the two together and welding them up. Is an hour a reasonable amount of time to do this for a shop to do? Seems like a reasonable...
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    Poor mans stone fork, or just a poor stone fork?

    So after pouring all my attachment money into a tractor, I'm looking hard to save money. I need a manure fork and I would really like a stone fork, so I am considering getting a manure fork built with 11 tines on a 48" bucket. That would give me 4.8" centres and about a 3.5" gap between tines...
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    Flushing out old hydraulic implements?

    I'm getting my first tractor soon and a buddy has an old 3 pt log splitter that he doesn't use. Any tricks to get the old fluid out of the spitter? I know its sat for atleast 5 years unused and the tractor it was last used with wasn't in the best shape... I guess I could just take the hoses...
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    Soon to be a DK40 HST owner!

    Worked out most of the details last night with my dealer. He'll have to bring it in for me which will take a couple weeks so I can hardly wait.:) I decided to go with the Ag tires, an extra remote, coolant heater, and hyd top link. I also will get him to load the back tires with rim guard and...
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    Any real differences between DK40/45/50 HST?

    I'm thinking very hard about getting a new one and I notice the weights of these machines are fairly different. 3847 lbs, 3924 lbs, and 3935 lbs(40, 45, 50) for the HST model of each. If anything I would've guessed the machines should get a pound or 2 lighter with the slightly larger bores if...
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    Cost of running a 45-65HP FEL 4WD Tractor?

    Hi Folks, I've got some land and some goats and the time has come for a Tractor. I'm thinking used in the $10K range. Probably 2000-3000 hours, broken in but not broken yet is OK for me as I'll probably do 100-150 hours a year. Basic requirements is handling 4x5 bales on moderate slopes, the...
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    Tractor owner soon...

    Hi Folks, I thinking about getting a tractor. We have about 20 goats and I'm getting tired of moving round bales around by hand:confused2: We live on the side of a hill so 4wd is a must and I need something that will huck around 4x5 haybales with ease. I've also got some road building to do...
 
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