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    Cats in trees, rural life 101

    Had a cat that would climb to the top of a tree and wait for the squirrels to come into the tree. Jump off of the limb it was perched on and grab the squirrel on the way down, and then try to get another limb before hitting the ground. Sometimes it worked and sometimes the cat hit the ground...
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    Amsoil Small Engine 10w30 small engine oil in kohler command ch670

    The fear was that with a dipper type oil slinger like what was used in the K series Kohlers was that the dipping action would create foaming of the oil. Hasn't been a thing since the 70's
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    CDC lifts mask restrictions for those fully vaccinated

    Another thing that has been overlooked and has been mentioned ever since this whole thing started is 100% of the people that have died from Covid were vitamin D deficient.
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    CDC lifts mask restrictions for those fully vaccinated

    Need to scroll down about 1/3 way on the page http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Illinois
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    CDC lifts mask restrictions for those fully vaccinated

    How is it not accurate. Deaths are trending up by their own charts. And if you only look at number of cases over the last 2 weeks the cases are trending down due to a spike in April (Easter spike), but if you look at the cases over the last 90 days they haven't dropped below February and...
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    CDC lifts mask restrictions for those fully vaccinated

    There is nothing in the statistics that mentions immune compromised, and the daily number of new cases or the daily number of deaths has remained unchanged since before they started vaccinating in my state. The only thing that has changed is the number of Covid patients that are being...
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    CDC lifts mask restrictions for those fully vaccinated

    Tell that to the 183 people hospitalized and 56 people that have died from Covid in my stateafter being fully vaccinated a minimum of 14 days before testing positive and no positive test in the prior 45 days. That 56 is just a hair below 1% of the Covid deaths since January 1, and they post the...
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    CDC lifts mask restrictions for those fully vaccinated

    As of right now in my state 1% of the Covid deaths since January 1 have been fully vaccinated post 14 days without a positive test in the 45 days prior. CDC is only tracking fully vaccinated that are hospitalized or die from covid. No number of total breakthrough cases.
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    CDC lifts mask restrictions for those fully vaccinated

    Just need to keep in mind that the mask only results in a slight decrease in the number of cases, and the vaccine will not prevent you from getting, spreading, being hospitalized or dying from Covid.
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    What causes this? Tandem trailer shackles flipping

    It occurs when the one axle goes up over uneven terrain and the other axle falls into a low area, humps in the road, or pot holes, which allows the equalizer to move enough to allow the shackle to flip.
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    Beware of Husqvarna Garden Tractors, Front Scoop "Capable"?

    Basically you are correct. The true garden tractors have morphed into SCUT,
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Ball threaded into wood which is split, doesn't go all the way through the 2x2, carriage bolt holding the wood into the hitch. receiver looks new. Looks like a Texas knee knocker.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I wonder if he actually uses that hitch or just an I dare you to rear end me. That is a radiator crusher.
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    Redmax Riding Mower - what do you think?

    The national average is 4.5 years and annual use of 38 hours. The average on push type mowers is 3.5 years with a annual use of just 12 hours.
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    Hydro fan

    the fan needs to be there for cooling. I would check the transmission supports to make sure they are all connected and the transmission isn't tilting.
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    Honey Locust Tree

    Going to need a fair amount of soapy water and patience. A leak that slow will be hard to detect and will look like a small cluster of very small bubbles.
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    ExMark stops running intermittently.

    It isn't so much a too small fuel filter because I am sure the filter that is being used on the Kawasaki engines from the factories has enough volume. the problem is that filter can't pass enough fuel while operating under a slight vacuum due to emissions control devices.
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    Cub Cadet Z-Force transmission fan repl???

    Hardest part will be removing the drive so you can get the pulley off,
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    What size trailer hitch ball on a 16-18' deck trailer?

    Was just talking to my trailer dealer yesterday checking on my nephews trailer that he has on order. Asked about the 2 inch ball on tandem axle trailers, and was told that all two axle trailers over 12 foot are supposed to be 2 5/16 and the 2 inch 8K receiver trailers are supposed to be limited...
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    Kohler command CH 670 life expectancy

    @Bob_Bainbridge there were issues with the early command 25 and blown head gaskets due to thin material between the cylinder wall and the push rod cavity. An updated head gasket kit was utilized that had a fire ring around the cylinder walls and that seems to have mostly stopped the issues...
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    CK35 Burned Out It's Clutch AGAIN?!

    Some of the tractors I have seen in the past also came with the block of wood from the dealer.
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    What size trailer hitch ball on a 16-18' deck trailer?

    @RickB There are a few still around but my area was covered with Sikeston MO 16 foot landscape style angle iron frame no gate, no ramp 2 idler axle, used car tire trailers direct from the factory for $900.
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    What size trailer hitch ball on a 16-18' deck trailer?

    It's not but I am sure they will get caught up in a legal mess one of these days over the underrated hitches. Most of the 5K hitches on 7K trailers that I have seen in the past also didn't have trailer brakes, so at least in my state are limited to 3K plates, but then still get loaded up to or...
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    What size trailer hitch ball on a 16-18' deck trailer?

    People have been found at fault and had insurance denied in death lawsuits. and several million dollar judgment again them for little infractions like a 6K ball towing a trailer rated for 7K. Retired couple was involved in a DUI red light runner in Indiana which killed the wife when the DUI...
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    What size trailer hitch ball on a 16-18' deck trailer?

    There is enough blame to go around. Trailer manufacturers using hitches that are not rated for the capacity of the trailer they made, or not installed trailer axle brakes on 7K trailers even though they are required in every state. Which is funny because they derate single axle 3.5K trailers...
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    What size trailer hitch ball on a 16-18' deck trailer?

    @RickB I am sure your isn't the only trailer that came out of the factory with a hitch rated for less than the trailer rating. and most of those didn't come with brakes either, so in some cases can't be licensed for over 3K.
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    What size trailer hitch ball on a 16-18' deck trailer?

    Checked a couple of the websites for my local farm stores. And not a single 2 inch balled rated for over 8K unless part of a larger assembly, with several in the 6K range and more than a few in the 3.5K size. There are a lot of 2 axle 7K rated trailers being towed with 5K or less rated balls.
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    New Kioti Leaking Oil.

    Unless you have been a dealer don't go there. Dealers can and will get burned by manufacturers over warranty and repairs. Some companies require all warranty work to be pre-approved with an authorization number and in some cases the dealer will get warranty claim denied after authorization.
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    New Kioti Leaking Oil.

    6 weeks in today's environment is nothing. I have been waiting 7 months for a $6 on a pressure washer.
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    New Kioti Leaking Oil.

    @5030 I think the disconnect is people expect that when they purchase a new several thousand dollar item it should be perfect when it arrives and in reality should be perfect. But the truth is sometimes things don't go perfect and most people just except that things will go wrong. And they...
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    Think Generac bought DR

    August 1 2015,
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    Kohler command CH 670 life expectancy

    With proper care the Command series of engines should do 1500-3000 hours.
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    Your Internet went down? I wonder what caused it?

    Yesterday I was grinding a stump next to a road with utility locate done and were about 3 feet from any marked locations. Problem was at the same time they were horizontal boring and pulling a new fiber optic cable directly under one of the stumps that we were grinding.
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    Chainsaw died;

    The single ring in one location looks like it is missing due to the aluminum has smeared over it.
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    New LT42e owner.

    Looks like battery replacement not currently available. We discussed the Troybilt 30 inch version about 3 years ago in one of my update seminars, and at that time the replacement battery for it was $1950 for the $2500 mower.
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    L120 & LA140 Engine Oil Changes AND mower deck question

    Looks like the service bulletin that listed the specific models has been removed from the Briggs dealer site. I remember is was close to 20 years ago so something may of changed or they listed it is the specific service manual for that engine. I just remember saying to myself I will have to...
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    Knockoff Dewlat Batteries won't take a charge

    And part of that is their own fault. Killing off 2/3 of their dealers without even notifying the dealers. Finding out after the fact they can't file warranty on products that they sold. In 2015 I had 5 dealers under the Dolmar name within a 25 mile radius of me, and Makita reduced that to 1...
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    Knockoff Dewlat Batteries won't take a charge

    I have filed warranty claims for handheld battery powered products for different replacement unit or full refunds to customers because the battery packs were no longer available within 1 year of production of the product.
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    Knockoff Dewlat Batteries won't take a charge

    @Diggin It And as of March 31 2022 Makita will no longer make gas powered tools, Electric or battery operated only. No more gas blowers or chainsaws.
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    L120 & LA140 Engine Oil Changes AND mower deck question

    @jgayman I to have used an oil sucker for most oil changes at the shop. Doesn't work with the Kohler command engines due to a lip that prevents you from reaching the bottom of the oil pan on the vertical engines. And small engine oil filters are anti drainback so adding some oil to the...
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    CK35 Burned Out It's Clutch AGAIN?!

    If the Operator isn't riding the clutch I would be concerned about a clutch alignment issue or flexing of the tractor frame allowing misalignment.
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    L120 & LA140 Engine Oil Changes AND mower deck question

    I have a side cut out of a quart oil bottle that I use as a funnel to catch the oil coming out of the filter to prevent what you are experiencing with the oil mess. And you need to prefill the oil filter before installing it. If they filter is empty when installed take 3 seconds for the oil to...
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    Proprietary computer diagnostics

    JD is the one making the news, but outside of the auto industry everybody has their own proprietory software and connection cables. IH, Kubota, Cat, Briggs, Kohler, Honda, Kawasaki, Husqvarna, Stihl, MTD
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    Kubota Z726 dies when I take foot off parking brake.

    Was working on a Z125 a couple weeks ago with start issues and that seat switch has four wires and 3 of them are hot in the crank position. The seat switch isn't a direct path for the safety system, but is wired into relay trigger circuit,
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    JD 455 leaking

    @Richard001 I think that is serious dirt buildup. To me the leak is to the right on the clean spot. A constant oil leak will keep all the dirt off of that area causing a clean oil trail.
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    JD 455 leaking

    If you find that the gasket between the motor front of transmission is leaking you will need to remove the tranny and remove the plate that the motor is mounted to at the same time. There is a gear held on by a hog ring on the end of the shaft of the pump and if the motor is separated from the...
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    Gripe on Image Sizes

    One of the companies that I do warranty for just updated their warranty program to allow upload of pictures to assist warranty claims. Up to 10 pictures of 10 MB each.
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    Cub Cadet RZT50 shredding drive belts

    Not likely too long. Maybe OEM parts diagram has wrong part number which can be fun to sort out sometimes. And use of non OEM belts on MTD tend to not last long due to specific belt width and cut that are not standard belt widths.
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    Stihl 026-help

    If it was a newer saw with the variable ignition timing and internal rev limiter I would suspect faulty ignition module.
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    Cub Cadet RZT50 shredding drive belts

    Something is definitely moving. Are the drive wheels bowing in at the top. I am wondering if some frame support isn't broken allowing the drives to bow in at the top changing the distance between the pulleys making the drive belt too long. My second guess would be the grooves in the pulleys...
 
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