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  1. pwright

    Got my EA Severe EXtreme Landscape Rake in.

    My new rake showed up at the freight depot in Albuquerque on Saturday and yesterday we made the 5 hour round trip drive to pick it up. Here it is on the trailer. I guess it started out well wrapped with black plastic but by the time it made ABQ there were just a couple tatters hanging on to...
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    Solar Power in the Sticks

    Because I find myself posting bits of this info in other threads somewhat frequently I thought I would post it all together in a hopefully more coherent manner and will just reference this post/thread in the future. Background A few years ago we bought some property out in the sticks here in...
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    POLL: Have you used the pivot offset function of your rake or back blade?

    This is not the ability to slide rear blades left/right where they mount but is similar. Some landscape rakes and back/rear/scrape blades have an offset function that makes use of a pivot at the front of the main beam(?) at the 3pt end. This allows the user to really get the rake or blade way...
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    Want/need a bigger/better landscape rake. Help me pick.

    So I have a Land Pride LR1572 that I have been using but there are times when it doesn't do what I want it to do. This could be just in the way I am using it however. I use it for two things. Raking up the loose rock that magically appears in the driveway (~0.45 miles) as well as other areas of...
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    Can hydraulic tools be run from a tractors remotes?

    Was wondering if hydraulic tools like breakers or chainsaws can be run off the remotes of CUTs like my Bobcat CT225? Was looking at hydraulic tools the other day just out of curiosity which made me wonder about powering them from a tractor. Things like: Chainsaws Breakers Post drivers
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    What are the ears on my bucket for?

    So my FEL bucket has two sets of ears on it. What are these for?
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    Loader Rock bucket on a CT225

    Anyone with a CT225 use a rock bucket with it? The 7TL loaders don't have the greatest lift capacity and the various rock buckets I've found are heavy enough to use up a good portion of that capacity which has me concerned about how useful it would end up being. I've got a lot of rocks of...
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    Grinder or Welder

    Saw this and thought it was funny enough to share.
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    What grease to use on a Cat 311C excavator?

    Excavator is out at the property along with the manuals which might tell me what I need to know. Cat site is returning errors when I try to get the information there. So any recommendations on what grease to pickup to lube the various pivot points in the bucket/dipper/stick?
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    Looking for suggestions - supplying house from water storage tank.

    Our house at the mountain property is under way and it won't be long before we'll need to finalize the plumbing details. As it is right now the water comes from a well and is pumped up hill a little ways to a storage tank (550 gal). This tank sits approximately 25' above the base of the house...
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    Scored a couple new attachments.

    Guy was selling off equipment at his place and I picked up a LR1572 Landscape Rake and a RB1560 Rear Blade for $500. The tractor he was selling only had 140 hours and these implements show almost no wear on them. Was wanting to get a rake anyway and would have paid at least $100 more just for...
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    Newbie how does it work question

    Long story short... Brother wants to pour some concrete. Bro's friend has a 3-pt PTO driven cement mixer with hydraulic dump. From the description it sounds like this Northern Tool unit: NorTrac 3-Pt. PTO Cement Mixer — 5 Cubic Ft., Model# 1104S107 | Cement Mixers| Northern Tool + Equipment...
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    Need input on a welder for a newbie

    It has been many years since I last welded anything and that was with an old stick welder. IIRC, the profile of the top was like an octagon and it had a dial that my father had marked with what range to use with what rods. Can't say that I knew what I was doing then and my only training was...
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    Snow Plow

    Anybody using a snow plow on their Bobcat? Any suggestions on make? Is a 3rd function kit going to be required?
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    3-pt control operation on CT225 is coarse

    It seems like the control for the 3-pt is very coarse. Before the box blade will go up or down it seems like I have to move the lever 1/4 of the way through its arc and then the box blade doesn't smoothly go up and down but jerks instead. Is this normal?
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    Auxiliary hydraulics for FEL on a CT225

    I picked up my tractor with the Bobtach so that I could make use of skid steer type attachments. Many of those need hydraulics up front. Does Bobcat offer a front auxiliary kit? I've got one on the back and space for a second so I figure an additional one is possible. Tried to find anything...
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    New Member, New Tractor CT225

    Hi all! Recently picked up a Bobcat CT225 to use on some property we purchased out in some mountains here in NM. The roads leading to it are dirt as are our own private roads so a tractor seemed like a handy thing to have. Bought the tractor with Bobtach for the front loader, bucket, pallet...