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    Can a propane tank be repurposed?

    And yet there are plans all over the net on how to build an air powered tennis ball launcher using PVC as the air storage system. That is why I asked. Better to ask than be a wise-ass.
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    Can a propane tank be repurposed?

    OK, I'll bite; why?
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    Can a propane tank be repurposed?

    If you are trying to make a small, lightweight, tank to carry you can use PVC pipe. Keep the pressure below 150 psi and you will not have any issues with failure. The one caveat to PVC is it gets brittle with age and can fail. I'd replace the tank every few years to prevent that.
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    Bx plastic Engine side panel nightmares.

    I hope there is a special place reserved for the designer of the hood. The tabs on mine are half broken off and have to have a big washer on them to hold the hood on.
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    Bending Metal?? Looking for some advice

    In my experience I have found that when faced with a repair like this you are better off to use incremental force until the desired result is achieved. Starting out with maximum heat and force may cause more damage. I would build a "cage" to hold a 20 ton hydraulic jack by wrapping a piece of...
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    Exhaust options for my 4’ x 4’ generator shed

    Just ensure physics does not defeat your plan with the hot air from the genny pushing out of the top and either recirculating or stopping cold air inflow. That is why the cold air intake needs to low.
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    Chainsaw touched power line - guy died

    And in my 32 years on the job I found that there was almost always some kind of impairment involved, usually alcohol combined with a large dose of stupidity. One of my favorites: two folks picked up a running push rotary mower by the blade enclosure to trim some bushes. Fingers left along with...
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    Generac Running, But No Power in House

    I have used whole house surge protectors for quite awhile now. The ones I installed several years ago required a dedicated breaker and mounted adjacent to the panel. When I restored a house a couple of years ago I discovered that the manufacturers now make a protector that goes in the panel in...
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    Chainsaw touched power line - guy died

    Ever notice the warnings that are on every aerial lift? "Do not operate within 10 feet of any electrical line." Unless it was a pole saw they were probably too close.
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    Exhaust options for my 4’ x 4’ generator shed

    In addition to an outlet for the exhaust and cooling air you need to cut a vent into the structure that will allow fresh air in at the same rate that the engine is blowing out to keep itself cool. You can use a damper which swings in freely for the intake with a hood of some type to shield the...
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    How big of a rock/boulder can a 60 HP tractor push on relatively flat dirt?

    The one I used as a kid with my grandpa was 2 inch thick oak planks held together by steel straps with the leading edge a solid piece of steel bent up on the leading edge so it would not dig into the ground. A chain was attached to the center through a clevis which was in turn hooked to a chain...
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    Snow plow on FEL

    Believe me it will not do more than 5 to 10 going up hill, but most of the street I do is either straight up or down hill so I can get it rolling going back down. I make one swipe in the middle of the road going uphill and then a pass downhill, turn around and clean up the side I hit going...
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    Snow plow on FEL

    Each to their own. Not to belabor this, but the 4060 does 20 mph and there is a definite difference in how the snow rolls off of the blade at a higher speed. I use a direct mount, with a 9 foot commercial blade, which is no different than a truck mount. I have been pushing snow with one type of...
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    BX23D how do you replace PTO Safety Switch

    Are you removing it to repair it or eliminate it?
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    Snow plow on FEL

    All that is great if you are not doing a large area. I plow a mile long private road and several long driveways which require speed to cast the snow far enough out to allow room for the next storm and to reduce the work load on the machine. I disagree with your statement that operator error is...
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    Grand L fel control adjustment maybe?

    Disconnect the cables to allow the valves to return to neutral and then try it. I assume you already removed the loader and tried it?? Have you checked the exhaust to ensure it is not partially plugged with soot, a crushed pipe, or an animal nest remnant? The other thing I would check is to...
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    Hydraulics Piping Questions

    Another alternative is to have the pipe welded by a certified welder. The welder could even sleeve the joint for additional strength.
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    Hydraulics

    If you want a long distance diagnosis, or educated guess, you need to provide more information. What were you doing? Have you worked on the machine lately? What did you try to fix it? Etc.
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    How big of a rock/boulder can a 60 HP tractor push on relatively flat dirt?

    Be prepared to spend a LOT of time if you do this. The duty cycle on those winches is 10%. (That's 6 minutes per hour of full load operation) If the winch is an option just rig it with a snatch block or two and move it with the tractor or excavator. Make one machine the anchor and use the...
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    Snow plow on FEL

    I have used a Meyer ST90 plow attached to the loader on my L3010 and like others have said it was easily pushed around by the blade because of the "lever" effect of having the blade so far forward. After trying that for a couple of frustrating years I added a fixed mount to the tractor and used...
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    Loss of power on incline.

    The slower it goes the more you need to let the HST pedal up. It is not an accelerator pedal.
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    Things to do at Watkins Glenn?

    Up state NY is just a great place to visit since there are many, many places to see and lots to do. But NY is pretty large and you can spend a lot of time driving instead of enjoying. Niagara Falls are spectacular and if you are in that part of the state so is the Thousand Island area with...
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    "Troy Bilt" 27 ton log splitter, add winch? (Not 20 ton. Helps to know your own equipment)

    My hats off to you; folks like you are my heroes! Better to wear out than rust out. Like WranglerX I split lots of hardwood and my splitter still runs into pieces that it will not go through, typically stump pieces over 24 inches in diameter. I bought my home made splitter many years ago when...
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    Things to do at Watkins Glenn?

    One of our favorite places to visit with lots to do and see. Besides the Glen itself at the state park there are multiple waterfalls in the area. We like Buttermilk Falls with it's swimming area and Rainbow Falls is a nice short hike. Obviously there are the finger lakes with their wineries...
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    Why is my computer losing internet connection in layman's terms?

    Right click on the "start" button in the left bottom corner of the screen and then select "device manager" . Select the "network adaptors" and then the Wi-Fi adaptor (if you don't recognize the adaptor it is usually one of the top 2 or 3 on the list) It should indicate it is operating correctly...
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    BX2200 MMM Deck Noise

    I replaced the stock Kubota blades with Oregon brand blades this year and immediately noticed how much quieter they are. Might be worth a try.
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    New (used) AGCO Challenger Farm Tractor

    Sadly my home state of Massachusetts. They insist on registering almost everything including things like a splitter if you tow it on the road and a standard TLB driven to job site over the road. I miss the geography, but not the overbearing regulation.
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    New (used) AGCO Challenger Farm Tractor

    That's because they are too damn busy trying to make a living with their machines. I'm sure there are AG specific forums where machine repair, performance, etc. are discussed along with the many other things a farmer must deal with to stay above water. Look up "right to repair" for example...
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    JD 5105 Fire

    Sorry about the loss, but it was a very nice job keeping your wits about you! And an even better job being prepared for an emergency with a thought out plan and the tools needed to make it happen. I once had one of my firefighters pinned against a fence by a car that engaged the starter during...
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    Bottle jack method of tree felling (plus rope?)

    A more red-neck version is an air powered tennis ball launcher made with a lawn sprinkler valve. Plans here: http://www.antennalaunchers.com/TBLa1.pdf
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    "Troy Bilt" 27 ton log splitter, add winch? (Not 20 ton. Helps to know your own equipment)

    Lots of comments on using a winch, but have you thought about how long it would take to split wood using a winch to load the splitter one log at a time? I'd be surprised if you could split a 1/4 cord a day; hardly enough for anyone who uses wood for anything more than a romance fire.
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    Help Detaching Crazy LA681 Loader on L3710

    You place the bucket flat to begin with and then curl it to loosen the tension on the pins. After the pins are out return it to the flat position.
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    "Troy Bilt" 27 ton log splitter, add winch? (Not 20 ton. Helps to know your own equipment)

    I think we are getting away from what the OP is looking for. I think he just wants a better way to get the cut logs on the splitter.
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    Bottle jack method of tree felling (plus rope?)

    My buddy and I cut a fair number of trees for firewood, some of which need to fall pretty precisely. We use a cheap remote controlled winch from HF anchored to another tree if possible and place the chain we hook the cable line to as far up the tree as we can with a ladder. If a tree is not...
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    Adding an Adjustable 4 Way Wedge

    I looked up this post to help out an OP on another post when it occurred to me that I never added a critique of how this worked out after we used it to split wood this past fall. Combined with the neighbors we split around 15 cords over six or seven days this year which is an average amount for...
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    Help Detaching Crazy LA681 Loader on L3710

    It will be much easier if you remove the loader and it's a good idea to be familiar with the process anyways. Doing things like changing the oil or battery is just easier with the loader out of the way. Lower the storage legs and lock into position. As others said put the loader on level...
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    "Troy Bilt" 27 ton log splitter, add winch? (Not 20 ton. Helps to know your own equipment)

    There are tools out there that will help with your concern about moving the log to the splitter. Here is an example of what I use: https://www.stihlusa.com/products/forestry-tools/logging-tools/hookaroon/ Mostly I just roll any big logs onto the lift. I'm 71 and we still split 4 plus cords of...
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    "Troy Bilt" 27 ton log splitter, add winch? (Not 20 ton. Helps to know your own equipment)

    I'll ask the obvious question...Why not use a hydraulic log loader? I put one on my splitter and it lifts 24" long logs, some of which are over 30" in diameter, without effort. Plus it makes a nice "table" to place smaller stuff on so it is easy to reach to load into the splitter. You already...
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    Dump trailer crack in oil reservoir

    I'm sure it is plastic. I'd hit it with some JB Weld and keep getting up.
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    Dump trailer crack in oil reservoir

    Who made the pump set-up?
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    Dump trailer doesn't have enough power

    If the payload is 5K it should dump 5K. Have you checked the pump to ensure it is hooked up correctly? Mine really fooled the dealer. He could get it to dump with it empty, and it would raise a less than full load, but as soon as I put a real load on it it would not raise.
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    Mowing Steep Hills

    Probably not a great buy, but here is an example of a Stiener set up for steep grades: 94-95 Steiner - farm & garden - by owner - sale
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    Dump trailer doesn't have enough power

    Our OP seems to have fallen by the wayside. I'm a little surprised he would give a lift capacity of 3K with a tandem axle 6x10 trailer. It seems that it would be more like 3 tons. With a quick look at what pops up on-line the least net weight I could find was 4400 lbs. with most running over 7K.
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    Leaky Remote valves

    Make sure the couplings are tight that hook the couplers to the line. Mine were slightly loose and would leak when they were in use.
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    Dump trailer doesn't have enough power

    If it is power up and down check to ensure the pump is hooked up correctly to the cylinder. Mine was delivered to me with the down cycle hooked up to the up side of the piston which meant it would lift a load, but not what it should have. It took several trips back to the dealer before they...
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    Members in their 70s?

    Here's hoping you have a quick and complete recovery! Get well soon.
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    Oil & Fuel Kubota L4600 ran it out of diesel, emptied fuel filter bowl... won't start...

    A faster easier solution is to spray WD-40 into the air intake, The engine will run on the WD-40 until it picks up the fuel. As stated earlier DO NOT use ether.
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    New Tractor Problems

    Under federal law the manufacturer cannot deny warranty if you work on the machine yourself. It's called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson%E2%80%93Moss_Warranty_Act
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    Kubota L3710 runs for 20 minutes then won't run at speed or at all.

    You have some crap floating around in the fuel tank that takes a while to get sucked into the fuel intake line. It is big enough to plug the line and will not flow through into the filter. When you shut the engine down it drops off and will float around until the fuel flow pulls it back into the...
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    New Tractor Problems

    Common sense tells me that it is probably something simple since it popped up quickly without any warning. I vote for a safety switch. I'm not sure that jumping the solenoid will by pass the safety switch(s). I'd look for a loose connection in one of the switches. Do you have voltage at the...
 
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