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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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)...
  6. 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.
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    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...
  8. 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.
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    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...
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. IslandTractor

    I want one of these in orange!!

    The ultimate tractor for clearing difficult land: Army unveils 'Swiss Pocket Knife' combat vehicle - CNN Video
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. IslandTractor

    How much do you insure your tractor for???

    I have an inland marine insurance policy on my tractor, BH and FEL. I just saw the updated policy and see that the 2007 Kioti DK40se with loader and Woods BH90x are insured for a total of $24,000 (actual cash value basis) minus 500 deductible. I know that is probably 6000-7000 less than what...
  17. IslandTractor

    How often do you check your zerks (aka grease nipples)

    I grease my tractor regularly just like my momma told me. I check to insure grease is actually extruding from the greased pin/bushing and occasionally have to clean out or replace a clogged zerk. What I haven't done before is regularly check the tightness of all the the zerk fittings on the...
  18. IslandTractor

    How would you go about recommissioning a diesel that has been idle for eight years?

    I have a Yanmar 3GM diesel (3 cylinder, 28hp) that has been in storage for about eight years. It can be turned over manually when compression release valves are opened by rotating the generator belt pulley wheel. It has a Racor fuel filter which I will change. I will also remove existing fuel...
  19. IslandTractor

    Did we just lose Friendly Politics?

    Am I the only one who can no longer access any Friendly Politics threads?
  20. IslandTractor

    How long did your original battery last??

    I am wondering how long I can expect my battery to last. Mine is going into it's 7th year and last time I started it (Nov) it was just fine. I leave a trickle charger on over the winter. Has anyone had to change their battery yet?
  21. IslandTractor

    Harbor Freight copies StrongHand Nomad welding table...$59

    I have the portable StrongHand Nomad welding table. I like it. Smallish 20x30 inches and constructed out of ?12gauge but very functional and extremely handy. Folds up like a TV dinner table. Cost is about $150 as I recall.
  22. IslandTractor

    Water in fuel storage tank

    I have water (considerable amount) in my 30 gallon fuel storage barrel. Two issues: 1) how did it get there suddenly over the past winter as water had not been an issue in the prior three years with the same system? 2) how to salvage the fuel? I have a simple 30 gallon plastic barrel...
  23. IslandTractor

    How to bend 1/4" plate into 18" radius?

    I have an extra full skidsteer QA attachment blank and would like to fabricate a simple stump bucket by welding a radius bent 1/4 inch plate as in the attached photo below. The fabrication would be simple if I could figure out how to make the bend in the 1/4 plate. I'm estimating it is an 18"...
  24. IslandTractor

    Always !!! lower your 3PT attachment when leaving the tractor!

    OK, I am pretty safety conscious and know perfectly well that it is important to lower any three point attachment to the ground before shutting down and walking away from a tractor. I adhere to this principle mostly because I am afraid that the kids in my neighborhood who occasionally jump on...
  25. IslandTractor

    Rotary Cutter How often do you adjust your rotary cutter slip clutch?

    I usually adjust my brush hog (Woods BrushBull 600) slip clutch at the start of the mowing season each year. I know it works then as I can smell and see burning clutch when hitting a rock or other uncuttable object. I sometimes go a month without using the mower (I use a flail as well). Today...
  26. IslandTractor

    Anyone have the Kubota backhoe quick coupler?

    I am looking for information/photos/diagrams of the Kubota BH90 quick coupler or perhaps a QC from one of the dedicated Kubota TLBs. Anyone got one? I'd like to either adapt one or fabricate something like that for my Woods BH90x as Woods doesn't make anything like it. I can see that the...
  27. IslandTractor

    Makeshift welding table

    OK, here is a challenge: What have you used as a makeshift welding table in the field? I had to weld up some simple hanger fixtures and found this to be a handy arrangement for stick welding with 1/16" 6013 on some 16 gauge curtain rod hangers. We don't have Rednecks up here in the Northeast...
  28. IslandTractor

    Doc Watson's (RIP) son killed in tractor rollover

    In listening to the news about guitarist Doc Watson's death a day or so ago, I heard mention that his son had been killed in a tractor accident in 1985. It peaked my interest so I used Google to learn what happened. Sounds like an unusual rollover ( slid down embankment at 4am) with the...
  29. IslandTractor

    Anyone in New England looking for a used MMM deck for CK20

    Any CK20 users looking for a MMM? Here is a Craigslist posting from Eastern CT/Rhode Island. $500. Pictures look good. I know nothing about, just bumped into the listing. 5' Kioti mower deck
  30. IslandTractor

    Suspicious item detected...

    Hi TBN technical team, I thought I would pass along that the John Deere popup ad on the main TBN page sets off an Avast antivirus alarm for "suspicious item detected". Not sure if that is known to you or a problem but thought I would pass it along.
  31. IslandTractor

    Recommendations for 14"/16" chainsaw?

    I need to limb and cut up a bunch of small/medium size softwood trees that I felled with tractor/BH/ripper. The biggest is probably 12 inches in diameter, most are 6-8 inches. I already own a crappy 16" Poulan on it's last legs and was thinking of investing in a better and perhaps even lighter...
  32. IslandTractor

    What's OK to substitute for univeral hydraulic oil in a pinch?

    I lost some HST oil in the field last week when a backhoe fitting came loose. There actually was not a huge loss so this question is hypothetical. If I'd lost enough that my HST would not function and I was immobilized what are my options? It turns out I don't have any spare HST fluid at the...
  33. IslandTractor

    Backhoe Added a ripper to my Woods BH90x: Trees beware

    (Warning long post with lots of photos) One of the main uses of my Kioti DK40se with Woods BH90x TLB is clearing junk trees from an overgrown pasture/park. To date I have either cut them down then removed stumps or for smaller trees just used the grapple to uproot them. I knew some folks had...
  34. IslandTractor

    Check your motor mounts

    While greasing today I noted a missing motor mount bolt. I checked the other three on that side and all were loose. The other side was all right. Mine is a DK40se with just over 200 hrs but I'd imagine this is an issue for all tractors. I routinely check BH subframe mounts with each oil...
  35. IslandTractor

    Newly assembled trailer: one hub warmer

    I just finished putting together one of the 4x8 folding utility trailers from HF. After my first unloaded trip of about six miles I touched both wheel hubs just to check on warmth. One was warm to the touch and the other was stone cold. Both hubs had been assembled (I thought identically) by...
  36. IslandTractor

    New TBN iPhone app attachment

    This may not be the correct forum but.... For all you iPhone users TBN has just released an app that makes reading and posting to TBN a bit more efficient. It doesn't seem to allow photos or avatars but the text size is better than using Safari. It allows you to check just subscribed...
  37. IslandTractor

    Pits in chrome on hydraulic cylinders...?maintenance

    I have just noted a couple of very small (1mm diameter spot, maybe 0.1-0.5mm deep) pits in the chrome of the dipper cylinder rod on my BH. Slight surface rust at and around those spots. The BH lives outside in the summer. I've covered the cylinder rods with a thin coat of grease. What else...
  38. IslandTractor

    Fall vs Spring Tilling of new garden

    I have a question regarding tilling in Spring or Fall. Background info: I don't have much experience with tilling having just purchased one (6ft KKII) in April and have used it only in May/June and then again today (Oct). I should point out that I am tilling an old field which was once overgrown...
  39. IslandTractor

    PTO powered hose reel

    Photo says it all. Flail mowing next to a corn patch. Someone left about 200ft of hose lying around. I wound it up for them.:eek: Only took about 20 minutes to unload. Interestingly, the hose itself had minimal damage but the hose fittings were all trashed. It took only a few seconds to roll...
  40. IslandTractor

    Thumb Converting Woods BH90x thumb from mechanical to hydraulic

    This will start a new thread on the topic. A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with another TBN member Charlesaf3 about the Woods BH and he commented that it might be possible to convert the factory mechanical thumb to hydraulic as most of the hardware and weldments were identical. For those...
  41. IslandTractor

    Rear hydraulic remote deadhead and not so cheap

    I decided one morning to get a small loop of hydraulic hose to keep permanently in the rear remote I use for my backhoe when it is not mounted. Although I don't think it is that common, the consequences of inadvertently leaving the remote engaged in a "dead head" configuration and the hassle and...
  42. IslandTractor

    ??Light duty hydraulic winch available

    I am thinking of how to put a light duty (2000lb) winch on my tree boom FEL attachment to use as a small crane. I already have hydraulics up front for a grapple so I was thinking I could just weld a mounting plate on to the tree boom attachment plate and bolt on a small hydraulic winch...
  43. IslandTractor

    How to repair a concrete apron?

    I need some advice. The concrete apron on our 100 year old barn has cracked due to the weight of my 40hp tractor and presumably because some of the soil beneath it has eroded away over the years. The apron was never designed for more than horses and wagons so the weight of a 6000+lb tractor/tlb...
  44. IslandTractor

    Oil & Fuel Cracked fuel bowl on DK40se

    By some stroke of luck, I stopped to clean out my radiator screens while mowing a field today and when I popped the hood I was surprised by a spray of fuel. It was obviously coming from the fuel bowl and was not subtle. See photos below. I grabbed a photo and then shut it down. No leak then. I...
  45. IslandTractor

    Note: scam classified Kubota bx24 in featured section

    Houston based listing for only a few thousand bucks.
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    Tiller How often do you clean roots from tiller tines?

    I just started using a new 6ft KKII tiller on a patch of land formerly overgrown with brush. The brush was cleared mostly by ripping out bushes with a grapple which left a fair number of surface roots. I can till through the area without stalling the tiller and can get down to about 7-8 inches...
  47. IslandTractor

    What degreaser do you use?

    I'm tired of ruining jackets, shirts, hats, pants etc on the grease goo that collects around all my zerks and oozes out around bushings etc on the FEL, BH etc. I'm even more tired of being yelled at for unwittingly tracking in grease by the queen of cleanliness in our household. I am not a...
  48. IslandTractor

    YouTube plowing set up video

    This may not be helpful to experienced plowmen but it has some interesting tips for us rookies. YouTube - How to - Plow a Garden, Single Bottom Plow, 3pt. Hitch
  49. IslandTractor

    YouTube plowing set up video

    Came across this video from a dealer in NC. It may not help experienced plowmen but for us rookies it has some interesting tips. <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie"...
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    spam in classifieds

    Classified tractor section needs a little moderator policing. There is currently a single tractor ad repeated 15 times that is clearly a fake based on price.