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  1. IslandTractor

    Grappling fun - A Picture Thread....

    Try this one with a DK40se and a $500 Millonzi grapple:
  2. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Mr Google says that is SR 150. Beautiful. I rode from Rock Spring WY to Vernal UT along the Flaming Gorge but didn’t go further west. Lovely ride though a bit windy on the day I traveled.
  3. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Does anyone else hate these bridges?
  4. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Yep. 770 miles (if you include the Skyline Drive which is the same road north of Charlottesville VA) from Cherokee NC to Front Royal in VA with spectacular views, great twisties, and zero commercial vehicles, stop lights, stop signs or commuters. I just finished it today going south to north...
  5. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    I've been on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a couple of days now. Wonderful road and gorgeous scenery. Saturday out of Cherokee and around Asheville was a bit crowded but then the road opened up. Today I left Blowing Rock after lunch with friends and had almost no traffic all the way to Roanoke...
  6. IslandTractor

    Used price on 1996 Snapper Series 15???

    Photos below. Looks to me to be in good shape. Small seat trim needs to be reglued and I'll try to do that tomorrow. Undoubtedly needs fresh battery and oil/belts.
  7. IslandTractor

    Used price on 1996 Snapper Series 15???

    I've never seen the mower but it so happens that I'll be dropping by to see my mother in law this afternoon so I'll check and get a few photos if that would help. It is just dumb luck that I'll be there today as I'm stopping to visit for a day as a break on my West to east cross country...
  8. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    After a couple of days transiting the Ozarks (well deserved reputation as motorcycle heaven but tough to take photos in the twisties) I crossed the Mississippi south of Memphis and spent a day exploring cotton country and Blues in Clarksdale MS. Now in Tupelo (Elvis birthplace) and heading to...
  9. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Drove south from Dodge City to Rt 160 and then east. Rt 50 ok but much less traffic on 160. Much prettier landscape once the gentle hills appear and SE Kansas looks almost tropical (not really) compared to western and central Kansas. Beautiful rolling hills and real trees. I think this was...
  10. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Well, anyone who says motorcycling through Kansas is boring has never done it with 20-30mph crosswinds trying to push you into the oncoming traffic. No time to be bored. Like riding an arcade game for hours at a time. Holed up for the night in Dodge City. Played cards with Doc Holliday and am...
  11. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Made it over Independence Pass and Continental Divide yesterday. Beautiful but windy day crossing the Rockies. Headed from Cañon City CO to Dodge City tomorrow via Rt50 and then on to the Ozarks. Managing to stay off major highways. Lots of motorcyclists at least in Colorado.
  12. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    I've made it as far as Canon City CO today. I have had many nice rides but nothing better than in eastern Washington. Those rolling grassy hills, gently curved and excellent roads and lack of traffic were wonderful. And, I imagine your riding season is quite long. You're very lucky to live in...
  13. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Photos and route
  14. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    This was my route
  15. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Beautiful day riding from Bozeman to Jackson via Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Yes there was some snow overnight but roads were dry. Didn't really get to explore Yellowstone but the drive was spectacular. I actually preferred the scenery in Grand Teton at least from the road.
  16. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Stuck in Bozeman for a few days. Looks like Sunday is the first biking day. I've enjoyed the whole ride so far with the exception of this mornings ride in rain, crosswinds and trucks on I-90 from Butte to Bozeman. Hard to travel faster than the trucks in those conditions. Only thing worse...
  17. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    So far have travel down to Portland then up Mt Hood before following the Columbia River up Rt 14 to Walla Walla. After that stayed on gorgeous secondary roads to ID and to Wallace ID (mother's birthplace). Next day I-90 to Butte. Snowstorm coming tonight so will take a short drive today and hole...
  18. IslandTractor

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Off cross country. Seattle area to Boston via western national parks and Ozarks then Blue Ridge Parkway. Bucket List Tour. Started this morning and drove down Olympic Peninsula to Portland on older highways including Oregon Trail. Forest fire closed 84E so need to backtrack and drive Washington...
  19. IslandTractor

    Used price on 1996 Snapper Series 15???

    My mother in law (in Alabama) has a 1996 Snapper mower she would like to sell. Any idea what a reasonable asking price would be? It is a series 15 rear engine rider she paid $1700 for 20 years ago. She hasn't used it in at least ten years so it probably has ten years of use in it mowing a...
  20. IslandTractor

    Flail Mower Let's talk flail mowers

    Yep. Besides the five zerks you mentioned, there is a "once a year" zerk under the belt cover on the tensioner pivot too. Not a high risk or high speed fitting so not worth taking the cover off except for annual belt check. I've never bothered changing the gearbox oil. As most Caroni owners...
  21. IslandTractor

    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    Enjoying the sheet show.
  22. IslandTractor

    Flail Mower Let's talk flail mowers

    A couple of points to supplement what Leonz posted: I'm the one who keeps talking about breaking Caroni clevises but you need to appreciate that I mow in coastal Rhode Island where glacial rocks and shale are annual crops. If your soil isn't rocky then the standard Caroni clevises are fine...
  23. IslandTractor

    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    Grasps well and doesn't snag.
  24. IslandTractor

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    File this one under "How not to haul a BBQ":
  25. IslandTractor

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Yep. Metric all the way. We're the last country on earth to hold on to the antiquated (and European) SAE system. We're probably the only country (?Canada) that uses the two part non standardized receiver hitch system too. And, you might recall that we got most of our industrial standards from...
  26. IslandTractor

    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    Been there, done that.
  27. IslandTractor

    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!! It's more pleasant in RI than TX this time of year. Drive your tractor up and we'll test the grapple. Six 3/8" bottom tines are probably stronger than your standard bucket so not concerned about static lift. Not so sure about ramming hidden boulders...
  28. IslandTractor

    Flail Mower Let's talk flail mowers

    Toe to toe combat with big shale rock hiding in tall grass yesterday. Lost one blade but the rock split in two. I'm calling it a draw. Pretty impressive. What was remarkable to me is that the old Caroni metric clevis survived and it was the blade that broke off. Usually the clevis is the...
  29. IslandTractor

    Lincoln 1142 grease gun won't prime

    I have a Lincoln 1142 lever action grease gun that worked well for a couple of years and maybe five or six tubes of grease. No trouble priming until this Spring when I tried to put in a new cartridge. Couldn't get it to prime. Thought the problem was lack of air relief valve so added one of...
  30. IslandTractor

    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!! I cannot figure out how to access my photos from the ipad I am using but here is a link to an older post that has a big ole stump securely grappled. Look for the photo with a red SUV in the background...
  31. IslandTractor

    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    I can see the edge and tip of my 48" grapple by looking down between the hood and the FEL arm. That's with tips pointed down as if to dig. Cannot see tip of middle unless grapple is straight forward and flat on ground. Operator height might have something to do with forward view but side...
  32. IslandTractor

    Attention moderators...

    Some new poster has started a thread that has a URL as it's title. I suspect that clicking on it will take you directly to some guys ?safe or not safe website. Posted at 11:31am today.
  33. IslandTractor

    What's the difference between "Today's Posts" and "New Posts"?????

    What's the difference between "Today's Posts" and "New Posts"????? There are slight differences but it appears to be about 80-90% overlap. Why have two buttons?
  34. IslandTractor

    Anyone done the 600hr front axle pivot or 800 hr engine valve clearance adjustment?

    Reviewing my DK40se maintenance schedule chart I see that my tractor hours are coming close to a few adjustment items I haven't done before. Has anyone done the front axle pivot adjustment or the engine valve clearance adjustment? I do all maintenance services myself (tractor is on an island)...
  35. IslandTractor

    Any PT422/425 owners in Washington/Olympic Peninsula

    I have a friend in Washington (State) who would like to see a PT and talk to a local owner. Any ideas? He's in Port Angeles but could travel most places in western WA.
  36. IslandTractor

    Trouble with TBN iphone app after iOS10 upgrade

    Is anyone else having trouble with TBN on their iphone after iOS10 upgrade? When I try to type a response to a post I get kicked out of the application the instant I type the first letter. Anyone else seeing this? The app starts and I can read anything and start a reply but as soon as I type...
  37. IslandTractor

    How much can a 40hp tractor tow??

    Can a 40hp tractor tow a 9000-10000lb boat/trailer up (and down) a 5-7% grade? Speed not an issue. Just moving a boat trailer to and from a boat ramp on rural dirt road. Mostly flat except for one hill.
  38. IslandTractor

    Busted zerk and extractor...what next?

    A rock fell on the foot of my BH stabilizer and sheared off the zerk for the pivot foot. I figured no big deal and got out my made in USA screw extractor set, found that the #1 size extractor fit nicely into the grease channel and used my drill to reverse out the decapitated zerk. One...
  39. IslandTractor

    Novel homemade tree pulling device

    I gather from google translating some of the comments and title that this farmer put this tree puller together out of scrap (plus a big hydraulic cylinder). Looks to be very efficient. Napravljeno u Srbiji - Made in Serbia - YouTube
  40. IslandTractor

    Who has replaced radiator, power steering, fuel and intake air hoses?

    Not I. I was reading through the general maintenance schedule chart (I know, exciting life, but it's too cold to go outside here at minus 10F this morning) and came across few things I had never thought of doing. The Kioti recommendation is to CHANGE the radiator hose, power steering hose...
  41. IslandTractor

    I want one of these in orange!!

    The ultimate tractor for clearing difficult land: Army unveils 'Swiss Pocket Knife' combat vehicle - CNN Video
  42. IslandTractor

    World's sexiest tractor from Zetor and Pinifarina

    BBC - Autos - From Pininfarina, the world's sexiest tractor A beauty. Hope they do incorporate the design into real world tractors.
  43. IslandTractor

    Grading WR long 4n1 - "float" mode?

    Float diagram
  44. IslandTractor

    Hydraulic hiccups

    My 2007 Kioti DK40se with 500hrs has been pretty much flawless since new. Hydraulics including two rear remotes and a diverter valve have been maintenance free other than routine fluid and filter changes. Yesterday I mowed and grappled and then shut the tractor down normally. I disconnected...
  45. IslandTractor

    bucket size

    Sorry, having trouble posting photos today. The grapple side hoses are usually loosely contained by a bungee which can be seen if you look closely under the torque tube of the second photo(there is a zip tie on the protective sheath the bungee hooks into).
  46. IslandTractor

    bucket size

    Here is a photo that shows the hoses connecting on the torque tube cover. There is a welded bulkhead that the tractor side hoses are mounted to. The grapple side hoses are usually loosely contained by a bungee but I don't see it in this photo. Also, this photo was apparently taken before I...
  47. IslandTractor

    How do you store your grease cartridges?

    Ok, I know this is a bit weird... I always have trouble clearing air pockets when I change grease cartridges (Lincoln side handle gun). I follow directions to unscrew the body and push the follower until grease oozes out before tightening but it usually takes me several or more attempts before...
  48. IslandTractor

    My NX6010

    On your park expansion video you are driving back and forth in reverse the whole time. That's difficult. The first part was really just pretty thin material and I wonder if you could have driven forward. Much faster that way even if you need to dodge obstacles. The second part, trying to...
  49. IslandTractor

    Your most used/valuable attachment?

    Great attachment for the backhoe. This is my favorite backhoe attachment: A ripper makes very quick work of medium sized trees that are too big to just push over with a grapple and where chainsawing would leave a stump that needs digging out. Ripping the roots and pushing the tree over...
 
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