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    Bailing on steep fields

    At least you wouldn't have to chase them all over the field. Looks like they'd end up in a pretty tight group at the bottom.
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    I hate grass raking! How can i avoid it? do i need a new tractor?

    There's the problem then. The discharge deflector takes 60" worth of clippings and lays them down in a thin strip. I've had several B mower decks and all of mine have had hinged spring-loaded deflectors. Just fold yours up and give it a try. I only use mine if I'm mowing an area where I'm...
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    Portable work benches?

    Example of Keter with adjustable legs and Worx Pegasus.
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    Portable work benches?

    Like you, I'm usually doing projects by myself. A decent portable workspace with clamps is like another set of hands. I have both the WORX table and a KETER table. Both are light and portable but hold hundreds of pounds. Deploy and fold easy. I recommend them both.
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    Anyone make a spline alignment tool?

    Looks like that would be only work if your PTO doesn't have a shield around it. Would be pretty awkward on my tractors. I second the pry-bar / large screwdriver through the implement universal joint on the end of the PTO shaft. Makes it very easy to tweak the alignment from the accessible...
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    sharpening mower blades

    Yeah. Me too. At the most! Thanks for the reassurance . . .
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    sharpening mower blades

    I have to admit that I've never heard of anyone that sharpens their blades after every cutting. Not sure whether I feel inadequate or relieved . . .
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    Guy uses fake check to steal Massey tractor...recognize him?

    Thanks! I was just headed to the store for more tin foil when I read your post . . .
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    Snow plow on FEL

    Do it. I have a Meyer plow that is pinned to a SSQA plate. Floats when you tilt forward enough to put slack on the chain. The weight of the loader isn't on the plow. Also have a snowblower on the back. I've tried multiple vehicle and equipment combinations and I think this is the best...
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    Radtech Blizzard quality?

    I have an 84" Blizzard on a 57HP tractor. It's a monster. I've NEVER clogged it. Will throw snow 30' - 40' where it's out of your way. This was the size needed to cover my rear tire track width -- I believe the best snowblower is the SMALLEST one that covers your tracks. I use mine on...
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    Propane questions

    Gasman's post above has the key info. The specs on the conversion kit should specify minimum and maximum inlet pressure to the generator. You can likely tee in anywhere downstream of the tank regulator where it's reduced to 10 PSIG. (EDIT -- You'd still need another 2nd stage regulator prior...
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    Or the "firm whack" thread . . . I'd strap the cannon and carriage complete assembly to that dolly you have with 2" ratchet straps. Then pick up the whole package and hang it upside down. Everytime you walk past it give it a shot of PB Blaster in the ignition hole. It'll come out.
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    WR 20 hay rake

    The arms and the wheels and the tines are interchangeable with most wheel rakes. In times of breakdown I've swapped arms from one brand rake to another and only had to pull a pin to remove an arm and the attached wheels and install on another brand rake. Seems that Sitrex, M&W, Tonutti, and...
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    Yesterday. Would you buy and EV?

    At least the tractor could pull a large solar array around behind it. Might take 40 acres to turn it around and would likely crawl at 1/4 mph, but seems completely plausible.
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    Land Plane/Leveler

    no I have a B2910. I'm not sure it will even lift my 7' Woods land plane. At any rate, I've never hooked it up cause I know I couldn't pull it.
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    John Deer 790 jumping

    Nothing jumps like a deere . . .
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    Yesterday. Would you buy and EV?

    Locomotives have been EV for a long time now. Nothing new about big motors moving big loads. Of course they generate their electricity locally using diesel . . .
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    Stuck knife head bolt — sickle bar cutter

    It also looks like, somewhere along the path of travel that would line up with an access hole. What about the hole in the center of the mounting bracket at the bottom?
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    Stuck knife head bolt — sickle bar cutter

    What about cutting through it with a sawzall on both sides of the rubber bushing. Does the new knife have a bushing already? If so, you'll only need to find a bolt and nut to replace it. If not, you likely need a new bushing anyway, especially if it's been torched.
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    controller for pronovost puma 74iv hydraulic chute rotation and deflector

    So what you have is a completely custom, non OEM setup tapped off of the loader valve circuit. Looks like you have one set of remotes. Have you hooked the blower up to try them. I suspect that you can drive one double-acting cylinder or your rotation motor with that setup. Hook one at a time...
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    controller for pronovost puma 74iv hydraulic chute rotation and deflector

    Two "remotes" would be 4 hydraulic outlets. They come in pairs. Each "remote" will control a double-acting cylinder with two hoses (or a single-acting cylinder), or a motor. Do you have two outlets or four on the rear? Do you have one remote control lever or two? The pic here shows a stack...
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    WR 20 hay rake

    I have a different brand that's set up a little different, but it also uses a single cylinder. I can pull a pin and disconnect either side from the cylinder. I've only needed to do this once when a friend wrapped one arm around a tree, but it's simple to operate only one side. I suspect...
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    controller for pronovost puma 74iv hydraulic chute rotation and deflector

    I use rear remotes for mine. My blower faces rear. Sounds like yours faces forward. Don't really see why that matters. You'll use the chute rotation a lot. I hardly ever need to change the chute deflection. I'm guessing yours will be the same unless you're working in some very tight...
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    WR 20 hay rake

    It is crazy how expensive equipment is! Good used equipment around here is somewhat hard to find. I sold a used Sitrex 10-wheel rake with kicker about 3 years ago for $3100. (The buyer still loves it.) Couldn't buy it for $4000 now. That's why I suggested that $1300 is a good price if...
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    WR 20 hay rake

    Thanks for the correction on the width. That sounds about right. But almost 20' of raking width for $1300 sure beats using a PTO driven bar rake. I have a small JD square baler and it's pretty forgiving about uneven windrows. I don't think NH or some other small balers with different...
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    WR 20 hay rake

    Wheel rakes are very popular here. So simple. Just unfold and drive forward. No PTO to worry with, really no adjustments. And they do a great job. An 8 wheel rake like this one will clear about 23' and brings all the hay to the center. If you want a kicker wheel, that's something to think...
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    WR 20 hay rake

    If it's in good shape, has all its tines, etc., you couldn't touch it for that price around here. If there are a lot of tines missing, or a lot have just been replaced, you might be faced with replacing all the rake wheels to solve the problem of breaking tines. If I needed an 8 wheel rake...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    0 - 60 in under 3 seconds is crazy fast. But I haven't taken a car that I own to the drag strip for over 40 years. It's very unusual that I ever get to completely stomp the accelerator in my F150, and I'm not a shy driver. I'm assuming you guys don't smoke the tires every time you pull out...
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    What would you do ?

    I get it. I remember my aunt's place in Tucson had colored gravel in the front yard because they couldn't keep grass alive through the summer. That was way back in the 60's. Can't imagine how restrictive water is now. I've always been hard-core "do everything myself" -- just because I...
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    What would you do ?

    Go visit. Pay some locals (or split the cost with her) to do the work and you can supervise if you feel the urge. Plenty of locals in wide-brimmed hats that are used to the heat are out there pressure-washing and digging every day. You don't need to kill yourself to be a hero . . .
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    Well pressure Switch question

    Given all this, have you considered replacing the gauge at the cross fitting at the pressure tank and pump switch. First thing I'd do is pick up a new gauge, remove the old one, be sure the nipple or fitting where it screws in is clean and clear, and install being sure not to obstruct the...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    Now this is some valuable helpful information! Really. I didn't realize that the safety equipment manufacturers were signaling that the torque was that much greater. A chainsaw is one of those tools that I didn't think we could make any more dangerous!
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    I agree that the tipping point is getting closer every day for those that can manage the range and limited charging locations. However, that tipping point is ultimately dependent on the competing price of gasoline or diesel. Had the government not intentionally sabotaged, discouraged, and...
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    Extra 12v plug(s) on rear of 2009 John Deere 4520 ?

    Got it. Then I'd just splice into the wires on the back and see what happens. Worst thing is that you blow a fuse. I doubt you'll have a problem, I think the wires on those Fimco wire kits are 18 or 22 gauge so it's not drawing a lot of current.
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    Extra 12v plug(s) on rear of 2009 John Deere 4520 ?

    If you're not sure or don't want to use the wires back there, why not just make your battery wires permanent and install a switch and SAE connectors to the back of your tractor wherever you want it. That's how I've got one rigged up. I loop the wire around the ROP bar when not in use and when...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    The "direct" subsidies from the report you're citing are fictitious too. They are based on the claim that fuel prices are lower than they should be. (read that again . . . ) They calculate what they say the higher prices should really be -- that is, the higher prices that we SHOULD have been...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    They were trying to start to tax vehicles that didn't pay fuel tax. They assumed that "hybrids" were plugging- in and pulling some of their energy from an electrical source. A regen-braking hybrid Ford SUV that gets 30 mpg but runs entirely on gasoline and pays tax at the pump for every mile...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    True. But it's also interesting that regenerative-braking hybrids in Ohio, that don't plug in and run solely on gasoline, also pay that higher registration fee. Simply because they're called "hybrid". Another example of the legislature ALMOST getting it right . . .
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    Good point. But the government didn't build gas stations using confiscated taxpayer money. The free-market and enterprising industry leaders saw the demand and profit potential and filled the gap.
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    Well pressure Switch question

    Clutching at straws here . . .
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    Well pressure Switch question

    If you trip the breaker to the well pump as soon as you hear the relay in the pressure switch shut off, does it still build up pressure? Do you think there's some way that the pump is being backfed voltage? Could it be running on one leg of the 240 volt circuit?
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    Well pressure Switch question

    Are your pressure gauges both standard 100# range gauges?
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    Uh, ok.....

    Maybe the sheep will be able to get its law degree while being rehabilitated in prison. Then it really will be a wolf in sheep's clothing.
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    Well pressure Switch question

    A couple dumb questions, but have to ask . . . You are not also connected to a city water supply, right? You're not pumping water way uphill or into an elevated tank that could leak back past a check-valve, right? Doesn't seem possible to build up pressure AFTER the pump shuts off. Does it...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    Additional comment -- In addition to the current "war on fossil fuels", which is overt and evident, government spending in general has fueled the inflation we're all feeling. The increase in M1 Money Supply is unprecedented. It's just like a company issuing new stock -- it devalues all the...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    I am genuinely intrigued by this . . . Do you really not think that the President and government policies and regulations can influence prices, efficiency, supply, etc.?? Except for certain necessary true-government functions, I believe that every dollar spent by the government is a drag on...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    Nevermind. Quick search took me to the IMF report that stated this $5.9 Trillion subsidy. Did you read the summary details? They aren't saying that the oil, coal, and gas industry RECEIVED $5.9 Trillion. In fact, they say that only 8% of these dollars are "explicit subsidies" while 92% are...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    Being able to accelerate depreciation via 179 applies to any applicable expense. All I'm saying is that you don't get a 30% tax credit for installing a diesel back-up generator, but you do get a credit if you choose to install solar panels. We agree on that. There are government subsidies to...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    Absolutely! You're right about public perception of nuclear. Environmentalists have won this propaganda war and it's been politically incorrect to advocate for nuclear. We've made the permitting and construction process almost impossible to overcome. Intermittent "renewable" power sources...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    Wind turbines are the biggest scam and farce in the "green energy" arsenal. Developers get rich soaking up the give-aways and then sell the projects as soon as they can get them completed. Electric companies are MANDATED to buy the energy and adjust their generation according to the whims of...
 
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