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  1. Alien

    Buying a new truck ? Times have changed.

    I bought a new Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 dual cab High Lift in July last year. I was lucky. It came into the dealer the day I saw it and the bloke that ordered it had changed his mind. It was the color I wanted too. They offered it to me for Au $61,000. I said if you make it $58,000 we have a deal...
  2. Alien

    Car lift in garage

    Got mine finished before Christmas. No hoist yet as I'm renovating the house at the moment.
  3. Alien

    Why is my flail mower binding all the time?

    Sounds like some of the stuff I have to cut. Keep the revs up and go slow in stuff that tall and watch your radiator doesn't get clogged driving through tall stuff like that. I have to clean mine regularly. I watch my temp guage. As soon as it is above normal I stop and clean. Even sharp blades...
  4. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Kyles making me feel bad. I have to wash the Ranger and the 'speedy red car' too but can't find the energy today. I took the Mustang to the city today and bought some new shoes and socks then some lunch and some mince at the butcher on the way home. Going to sleep typing this and it's not even...
  5. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Birthday Ken. May you have many more. 13.2 Deg C this morning. Nice day ahead. No wind at all at present. Truck serviced at Dealer yesterday. No issues whatsoever so far. 12 months and 15,000 klm.
  6. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Darn pup loves water and when it saw it raining he just had to make some mud. Does he look guilty?
  7. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Spent the night at my daughters last night as I had promised I would after she got her new home. Had a good night with some of her friends arriving for a session. Had to come home about 7.30 a.m. as my wife and I had appointments for 4th alligatoritis shots. Needed sleep after I got back from...
  8. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    We had a cold 11.4 C this morning but a beautiful 22.4 right now with a slight breeze. Wish it would stay like this year round. Must be something about Tassie Wagtail. Some friends are moving down there at the moment (Burnie area I think) and a couple from my club were down there a few weeks...
  9. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    seems every day (or at least every second day) lately requires a trip to the city. Can't get any real work done at all. I got a letter from the hospital saying they are going to operate on 2 fingers and one thumb, BUT, it may take 12 months before they can do it. grrr. Geez, I waited 20 months...
  10. Alien

    What have you hit with your mower lately?

    I have just repaired my flail mower after it hit a low stump and bent the main shaft. Normally the hammers would jump the stump but I had just sharpened them and 1 hammer dug into the stump like an axe. A new shaft cost me about $1100 so it was a costly lesson. The mower is only about 4 years...
  11. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Beautiful dogs mate. Love 'em.
  12. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your buddy LS. Having worked for Emergency Services for 21 years I am fully aware of the comradeship built up over the years. In fact a group of us, all retired, are having a get together next week for old times sake. Sadly we have lost several amongst us as well. A...
  13. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Those wattles drive me nuts. They don't live long and are always falling on my fences. I have found that the branches are very hard and they last longer in the aviary with the parrots than most other timbers. So I guess they do have one good point.
  14. Alien

    CK3510SE HST shifting issue

    Mine has been like that since 2006. It is normal. You need to rock the Fwd/Rev pedal to take the load off the gears to shift it. (Preferably with foot on the clutch I should add.)
  15. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Been through the horses 'thing' LOL Hook the trailer up every 2 -3 weeks and go pick up haybales. Luckily it was my wifes thing and not mine. I didn't envy her going out to feed every night rain hail or shine and worse if we got home late. She commented the other day that she doesn't know how...
  16. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Saturday night was our coldest night so far. 5 deg C. But a beautiful day followed as was yesterday. In fact it was quite hot out in the sun. Lovely Winter now the rain and wind have stopped. I removed some electric fence star pickets and wound up all the wire and scrapped it. I used the posts...
  17. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    daugen I have a buddy who has converted his spare ZT to a fully autonomous one. He found a GPS unit that makes it accurate to within 5 mm. Amazing to watch. Grinds my teeth when it hits a stone though. LOL
  18. Alien

    I hate grass raking! How can i avoid it? do i need a new tractor?

    A flail mower doesn't leave windrows like a rotary mower. It mulches and spreads as you go. I use one on a few acres and have a Kubota ZT for the good paddocks and around the house. The ZT can leave grass rows too but cutting in different directions helps spread it out. I also have a lawn...
  19. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Haven't been on much. Had to take Lesley to apnea center in the city every day this week so far and again tomorrow. Trying to get masks sorted. Rain has finally stopped but wind started. Only about 15 - 20 kph but less around the house due to tree shelter. New dog loves rain and loves making mud...
  20. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Believe it or not I have seen those beetles here but never been bitten by one.
  21. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Wagtail, After saying that, the rain stopped. I think we missed the worst of it. Just far enough inland. Only 17.6 deg atm. 80% humidity.
  22. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    The Michelins may be guaranteed for 70,000 miles but that doesn't mean that they will do that mileage. Really, it is just the casings guaranteed not to fail before then. I bought a set of tires guaranteed for 70K once and they were the worst wearing tires I have ever had. I got about 20,000 klm...
  23. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Started raining here on Thursday night and hasn't stopped yet. (Sat mng) averaging about 2mm per hour so very light but up to 4mm at times. Big dog loves it but little ones hate it. No flying this weekend sadly. Family arrived late Friday to stay a couple of nights. Lesley had echo cardiogram on...
  24. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Do any of you use a electric jug (kettle) to boil water for your morning cuppa or do you boil water on the stove in a pot? We have used electric jugs all our lives but it seems that 110 volts is an inefficient way of boiling water in America. Apparently some boil / heat their cup in a microwave...
  25. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    It is not a big thing in this area but we do have the purple pipes in some areas. Light rain started last night and is quite constant. First we have had since the floods. Only 1.8 mm/hour.
  26. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Our local servo is always cheaper than any others in the district. They are undergoing a major upgrade at present. (tanks and pumps) Here is the latest pricing when I tanked up yesterday. Looks like we are cheaper than scaredychickens fuel price.
  27. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Nice little plane LSTO. I like the elliptical wings. Good character. One of my favourite tools is a very large pair of tweezers. Great when butterfingers drop little screws inside the fuselage. :) What gear are you using. I have a Taranis X7 and a Spektrum DX6. I much prefer the Spektrum...
  28. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I had a FJ40 about 40 years ago. I towed a 30 ft triple axle caravan all over the east coast of aussie and a smaller van over to the west coast. Believe it or not the larger van towed the nicest. Never had a problem with it ever. Super reliable. In outback WA where I went there were no roads...
  29. Alien

    Locked Out

    My Ranger is keyless and I carry the fob in my pocket. My wife waits in the car while I get out to open the gate and the horn starts beeping. I have to take the fob from my pocket and throw it on the seat while I open the gate. Same thing happens in the shopping centers but I'm used to it now.
  30. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Perfect weather again. 23 deg C. No wind, no clouds. Had a great day flying RC plane. Supposed to be winter here. It was rather hot out in the sun.
  31. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Looking 4new. We have had some giant pythons here too. Can't say what happened to them. One completely filled the front end loader bucket. Our horse was totally fascinated by it. I have seen several now and had a very scary encounter with one once. They would easily take me down. One day a...
  32. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Oh man, get better soon. Our thoughts and wishes are with you mate.
  33. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Caption for that photo. "Did I forget my underarm deodorant this morning?"
  34. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Wagtail, thanks for reminding me to do my windscreen. I keep forgetting and I just washed the truck so I will do it NOW.
  35. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Daugen, that bug looks similar to our Christmas beetles.
  36. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Lesley has to get a ecg and appt. with cardiologist next Friday too. Good luck mate. Ah, I see your next post. All went well. Thats great.
  37. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Busy day shopping and paying rego and buying dog bed. Got home and got the tractor going and mowed the rough paddock and then used the bucket to clear about 1/4 acre of scrub and pushed over several dead trees then pushed all into a heap. Then I had to level the ground where the tyres (tires)...
  38. Alien

    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    Big rope over a tree and tow it up with the tractor and drop it on the end of the barrel on some concrete. I'm sure that woud jar it out real quick. Take the barrel off the carriage first.
  39. Alien

    I like to be helpful, so . . .

    I put my shoe on one day and it seemed tight so I took it off and shook it and a squashed mouse fell out. Had to go change my socks.
  40. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Have a nice day Wagtail. I have to run Lesley to the sleep aponea center again shortly. Having trouble getting a mask that fits correctly. This will be about the 4th trip. At least I get to buy my Super Rooster favourite every time I go to the city. (can't remember how to spell aponea) Town...
  41. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Thoughts are with your dear wife Buppies. Hope she recovers quickly.
  42. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    A bit cool Wagtail, mind you it has been down to 7 deg at night here but today and next two will be 22 deg and 23 deg for several days after that. Just nice.
  43. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    While I'm in the mood I threw this together today. Still lots to do but made a good start. Might keep it as a display model in my cave. 74" span' I have plenty of others to fly right now.
  44. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Mate, I had a fabulous day. Couldn't have gone better. Nobody to do video sadly. Plane lifted off itself, lots of aerobatics and it would climb vertical until it was hard to see. Engine is a honey. Couldn't be happier with the way it starts/runs. One flick of the prop every time. Never had a...
  45. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Found this. Very appropriate in these times.
  46. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    LS Tractor owner Today is Saturday here and YES, I have the truck loaded and plan for the maiden today. Also threw in a couple of electric Wings for a bit of fun. The Tiger was a struggle to fit in the truck it is so big but careful packing got it in finally. Wings went in the cab on back seat...
  47. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    You've lost me with your fancy words mate. LOL. I'm just going to have a Drambuie, straight, no ice or water or any other contaminents. Oh. I will use a glass. :)
  48. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I have seen a few videos of those RC Jets exploding. Could easily cause a major fire. We had one at our field once that left a track of burned grass behind it. Not for me. Way too expensive for a toy.
  49. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    scaredychicken Pride scooters are a good brand. You may find yourself pinching it from your wife more often than not. :)
  50. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Friday here already. Lesley to Dr today and a few jobs in town while we are out. Went to buy a hat the other day. Saw a nice Stetson but did a double take when they told me the price. $267. So I bought a $40 ventilated hat instead. Seems like $267 is just the starting price of good hats. Some...
 
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