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    Dry hay rain

    Leave it on the wagon or trailer under shelter. Monitor the temperature. if it gets too hot pull the wagon from the shed and call the fire department before handling the bales. If you were at the danger point, allowing fresh air to a hot spot could cause it to flame up. If it flames in a shed...
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    Does a 3ph land plane need to have adjustable blades?

    The blade height adjustment is to compensate for blade wear. As the blade is worn, one lowers the blade. Some LP's have multi holes in the blade holder to accomplish this. Others have slots the blade holder moves in, Others have both (Road boss)
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    Quick Attach pallet forks

    I have a bigger tractor. But, I use the forks more than the bucket. Actually, haven't had the bucket on in a month.
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    Outdoor Compressor Considerations

    Freezing ... Water in lines, tank, regulator, etc. Cold start if oiled.
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    Electric vehicles during a disaster

    Just like the phone batteries. So far battery life hasn't been an issue because most people don't keep their phone past the last few generations. I have the original Iphone SE. It's 6 years old, and the battery was replaced a few years ago. It's starting to show lowered battery capacity again.
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    Too much oil

    The 3 point and loader cylinders take up fluid depending on their position. Also tractor being level affects the sight glass level. All could be a reason for overfilling. Biggest issue with over fill is aeration of the oil in either engine and transmission. Air doesn't lubricate well in a...
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    Pondering swapping out my AG for a TLB

    As always the anwer is "depends" I have 30 acres, with horses and a hayfield. I need two ag tractors for bush hogging, road maintenance, and hay making. I also have a full size backhoe (Deere 310c) Sometimes only the backhoe is capable of the job.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    My back and arms can't do the heavy lifting anymore. This makes it easier. I try to split slabs off the main chunk with the log held up by the tong. Then, lower the FEL as the slabs come off. The tong is a great substitute for a grapple, actually better since I use it during the whole...
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    Wooden Fence Posts

    For horses, I installed high tensile wire 26 years ago. You will hear horror stories from many people about how a horse got hurt. I will tell you a horse is an animal that's suicidal. A horse can get hurt on any fence. wood, pipe, mesh, barbed wire, etc. My experience with high tensile has...
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    JD 5055 quick hitch

    I much prefer the cat 2 telescopic draft links. Tough, simple, and has always worked. ( as long as I remember to put the linch pins in.)
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    The questions about invisible fence for dog

    A bit about pet philosophy. It's all about training. Either "invisible fence" or my tracking collar is trained containment. I have a big dog. He's trained not to jump on people. Nor snarl at people. (Yet, many people think their 5 pound dog doing the same is cute... sigh...:mad: ) Leave the...
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    The questions about invisible fence for dog

    Another option ... Is a Fi collar. It's a gps based location collar. One can set a home distance from the base unit. When the collar leaves that area without a mated cell phone, you get a text msg. Of all the locator collars I've used, this is the best. Even texts a message when the collar...
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    Native Grass Seeding 10+ Acres Mixed w/o Discing?

    Can you rent a no-till drill in your area? Good germination and cuts through stubble. I did a hay field in weed infested ground. Burned it with round-up, then drilled seed through the dead weeds. Was a good thing too, since the dead weeds & their roots held the soil and seed through a few...
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    Fast Internet

    While ATT fiber is faster than our Spectrum service, the key difference is reliable connection. The cable modem would lose connection and have to reboot several times per day. It was improved a bit after a lot of complaints to Spectrum. Tech came out and replaced several outside connections...
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    Fast Internet

    I had Time Warner business class service. They were good until Spectrum took over. Final straw was telephone modem went out and they didn't get a tech out to replace it for 3 days. For a business !!! T/W service guarantee was 4 hours. Switch to ATT fiber for less cost. Actually, much...
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    Hydraulic thread sealer

    First ... What is the fitting? (some fittings don't seal at the threads.) What kind of threads does the fitting have ? What does the fitting go into ? (Some applications are misapplication and will never satisfactorily seal) Pipe ? other ? Without that info, no useful advice.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Working on firewood for two years hence... Fresh cut red oak.
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    JD 2025R Seat snapped off when removing backhoe

    Looks like a casting. Depends on the material for welding. I would check the price of a new part, then consider having a shop fabricating a replacement or repairing it. Once you have a new part price, a good judgement can be made.
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    JD 4300 Hydraulic Fluid level

    Look closely... It may be over filled and the sight glass is completely covered.
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    We complain a lot when things go wrong with companies - not this time.

    26 Years ago, I bought two "Harbor Breeze ceiling fans and one Hunter fan... After a few years the Harbor Breeze fans rubber blade mounting disintegrated. Model was discontinued so they sent me a check for $50. I spent four times that on two of the same model HB fans. I replaced them with...
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    Things you could order over 50 years ago that you can't order now !

    Ammonium Nitrate in 50 pound bags.
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    Yoke removal from post hole digger gearbox.

    When you get this off, we would appreciate you coming back to let us know the fix. It'll help someone in the future with the same issue.
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    replacement gauge wheel for mower

    Replace one or all the gauge wheels with a common wheel of the same diameter, width, and axle size. That's what I did with a 35 year old front mower deck.
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    Bush Hogging 8 acres - pricing?

    How many hours with your equipment do you estimate it will take ? You haven't done this before so there's an unknown hazard factor. One shredded tire will cost $750. You can always provide a second cut discount if no hazards found... I was mowing a field with a bush cutter. I saw quick...
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    Tires Removing loaded tires

    Just to emphasize the previous posters... Don't rely on hydraulics (Jacks or backhoe) to hold the tractor. Always use stands or (my preferred) wood blocking. Especially when you're wiggling or manhandling heavy parts on or off the tractor. A falling Tire is one disaster, a falling tractor is...
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    Yoke removal from post hole digger gearbox.

    Looks like a roll pin in the small hole at the yoke. It's there to prevent the shaft from coming off when the shear bolt breaks. The pin rides in a groove on the gearbox input shaft. If the hole is threaded, then see if it's a set screw. ... Don't use a puller until you can see through the...
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    Is Rural Living a Hobby?

    It was actually both ... After I saved the imaged documents into the system with references, the documents were destroyed.
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    Is Rural Living a Hobby?

    Scanning pathology lab test documents. Interesting to see individual results and information. STD's were rampant in the community... for example... Staff would accumulate the documents. One day a week, I would come in for whatever hours I desired. Even whatever day I chose. The scanner and...
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    Is Rural Living a Hobby?

    Many things I do around on the acreage I did as a professional. That was work. The difference is I choose when, where, how, and IF to be done at all. I used to volunteer at the local hospital. There was a job I did that the employees hated. It was boring, drudgery to them. But to me, I...
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    Original poster has posted his solution ....9 years later. ... post # 28
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    How do I Extend a Hydraulic Rod Without Power?

    Just to extend the rod... You're only working against friction of seals. A length of rope and a 5 foot 2x4. Mount the cylinder, Leave the ports open, tie rope to the rod end, use the 2x4 as a lever against something to pull the rod out. The closer the rope is to the fulcrum; less force is...
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    Never plant Bradford Pear

    IN NC, there's a bounty on the BP trees. They escape into the wild. They stink in the Spring bloom. Don't plant them is good advice.
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    Recommended wood stove brands

    If you install a wood stove seriously, consider using insulated pipe for it. advantage over double/triple wall pipe is : it heats faster and stays hot. so no build up of creosote.
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    Recommended wood stove brands

    A fireplace is a waste of heat and wood. There's no control of the burn. Plus, the heat loss when the fire is low or out is considerable. Thus, my insert and why the glass front staying clean during the burn is important. It is truly, better than TV. More relaxing and quiet... :)
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    Recommended wood stove brands

    Have a Pacific Energy insert for 26 years. Located in living room, bedrooms nice and cool. Main heat for all that time. I'm impressed with the clean burn and clean window. Had many naps on the floor in front of the fire.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    More crispy than complete. Good you're getting the main harness. It would be an impossibly difficult restore without it.
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    Poulan 2055 has me stumped.

    Thanks for returning and solving the problem for us ... It'll help a future someone
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    Tools ... You'll need a powder measure, rammer and bore swab. Plus a bucket of water to extinguish the grass fire after the boom.. :)
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    Backhoe Broken backhoe; how to get it back together?

    Hydro cylinder seems to be in a bind with the pin. Did the pin break ? Drive the pin out to check the cylinder. The twist is nothing. All rods twist. A bend in the rod is bad. You'll need heat to straighten the plate. I don't see how a 20 T press will work. A oxy/acc rosebud and a hammer...
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    How Hard Can a Tractor Pull?

    For future use.. Always protect the tree bark while using it as an anchor. A rope or chain can girdle the tree killing it.
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    lowe's wrong chain saw in box

    Had this happen to me at Walmart years ago, bought a CD player. Box had an old cassette player in it. Walmart took it back. These days, one has to open the box to check before paying for it. It's a side effect of generous return policies. There's always someone that will take advantage of...
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    The slide hammer idea may be combined with an expanding concrete anchor (the kind with a wedge on a steel stud) Drill the proper sized hole, insert the anchor fastened to the slide hammer. Wack away till the second ball comes out.
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    Woodland Mills WC88 vs WoodMaxx MX-8800 vs WoodMaxx WM-8H for 60HP Kioti DK6010SE

    I have the WC-88. And will confirm S2S's post about infeed size. It's the crotch that is too thick to bend that gets caught in the throat. So, reversible hydraulic feed and large opening becomes critical. Anything over 3 inch is firewood for me. I choose the WC_88 over Woodmax for the safety...
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    Learn Me About JD 5E Series

    I have two 5xxx ... The 5065 has the power reverser. I thought it would be much better than the shuttle sync on the 5200. It's not... considering the added expense and complexity. The hydraulic clutch is hard to feather to inch the tractor. But then I've used the shuttle sync for 26 years.
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    Anyone know where I could buy a couple of these

    Advance auto & Auto zone have racks of that sort of fasteners in their stores. They're used in many autos.
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    Remove ROPS

    nope ... Many bad ones though ...
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    If bumping the muzzle vertically on a wood block isn't used. I like the grease gun idea myself... I would stay away from any compressed air or explosives. Even with 100 psi air, when it lets go, the ball will be traveling at speed. Many people have been surprised when using air to force...
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    Repeated dropping of the cannon nose on a block if wood might help. (after you clean the bore) The ball's inertia & gravity will get it out.
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    Land Plane/Leveler

    I would caution against using a LP on your FEL. It's a loader not a dozer. Skid Steer loader arms rest on the front of the frame. Hit something solid with your tractor FEL and you'll bend the arms.
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    Land Plane/Leveler

    I have a Road Boss. The serrated front blade works.