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    Adding grab hooks on front bucket, 2 or 3 hooks?

    There's a couple of reasons why that would be LESS of a concern in my case - one, having spent the last 34 years before retiring in heavy industrial maintenance I NEVER put body parts in areas where a failure might cause the loss (also because I'm also a musician, and some of the instruments I...
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    Adding grab hooks on front bucket, 2 or 3 hooks?

    Last one for now; TT's assembled for safety rail; I have a few 15' high pole lights (3 lights per pole) - this lets me change bulbs safely while Mrs. Bukit plays "elevator girl" - notice that with the 45* adapter, extensions are parallel with the bucket bottom - Next, TT's set up as a pull point...
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    Adding grab hooks on front bucket, 2 or 3 hooks?

    More of the tinker toys - some adapters, setup to move a tree (2 poles act like bale spears, 2 longer ones lift the 12" trunk), toy shelf, 100# toy vise, 3'x10' scaffold setup, outer section of roof is 3 identical 8'x12' bolt together modules - Last pic, HF AC winch set up for single or double...
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    Adding grab hooks on front bucket, 2 or 3 hooks?

    Next - Some of the add-ons - First four, flying parts of a 24' x 24' roof for small container - 5-6, - some of the "fittings" - last, a temporary gin pole to set a bundle of gang sawn tubes for the roof modules (all modules can be removed in sections using MORE tinker toys)
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    Adding grab hooks on front bucket, 2 or 3 hooks?

    Oh, as to the original question - the correct answer (for ME anyway :=) is either 7, or 12, or NONE - All depends on how you count 'em (and whether your loader can handle over 2 TONS or not)... All tubes are 2.030" ID, 1/4" wall - note the cutaways on top edges - some of my "tinker toys" weigh...
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    Adding grab hooks on front bucket, 2 or 3 hooks?

    "Getting old sucks" True; only thing that stops me from bitching about it TOO much is that I'm pretty sure NOT getting old is WORSE :oops: ... Steve
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    Vortex Tube

    About 40 years ago I installed a couple in instrument cabinets that needed NOT to get contaminated air, so they needed to be sealed AND cooled - about the only thing I remember (sorta) is that they tended to be air hogs - I just googled your title, here's the result...
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    Restricting the top link… advice?

    Oh, bits that small aren't as easy to find as bigger ones, if all else fails - HTH... Steve
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    Restricting the top link… advice?

    Even if you DID have a drill press, it'd be pretty unlikely it would grab a bit that small - I ran into that several years ago when trying to use my press to drill some #60 holes in circuit boards - ended up buying a smaller chuck replacement (1/4" max), adding a fine thread grade 8 bolt to the...
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    Ford 1220 lift arms drop when I use the FEL?

    Starting to sound like your 3PH lift cylinder is leaking by - if so, could be as simple (note- I did NOT say "easy") If that cylinder leaks (internally) enough, it'd take ALL the pump can put out just to keep it up... Steve
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    Where to find Ford Backhoe 'Slim line' hydraulic fitting wrenches

    I have HF's version of the service wrenches - I also have a couple sets of thin wrenches by V8 tools - they're OK, but the HF service wrench set (same sizes) is less than HALF the price of the V8's - add to that crowfoot wrenches in open end, flare nut end, open end dual angle end wrenches...
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    Anyone know where I can find a lock pin for my car 580C backhoe swing?

    All the pins on loader and backhoe on the 580 B,C,D, E are 1-1/2" EXCEPT one on the hoe (don't recall which one) - THAT one is 1-3/4" diameter. Prices have more than...
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    Source for "Kickout Ring" aka "Circular Cotter" ring/pin?

    Not that I'd recommend it...
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    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    "Camarillo on the coast north of Los Angeles/Long Beach harbor was their location since forever." Yup, when I bought my first 4x6 bandsaw that was their ONLY store in the entire US - And, it's still going strong - more than I can say about some of their newer stuff... Steve
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    580C blew a seal. What's the best place to get seals and hoses?

    A few more tips - Azbinder's suggestion on marking is really good, and gets better the more hoses you do at once - I found that several of mine were too "un-pristine" to write directly on with ANYTHING I had, so my local office supply had these...
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    580C blew a seal. What's the best place to get seals and hoses?

    More good info jshwhite, thanks - notslow, one more safety related suggestion - the hoe section of these machines weighs about 2 tons, here's what I did to avoid any of the wrong kind of surprises - the chain from bucket to swing tower was attached, then machine shut down, then every hyd lever...
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    Diverter valve

    "diverter valve is either on or off" Not necessarily - a 12 volt diverter can "divert" the output of the bucket CURL circuit, which comes from the FEATHERABLE loader control... Steve
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    580C blew a seal. What's the best place to get seals and hoses?

    I have a 580B, been a while but I got my seal kits from equipment parts store; here's their 580C seal page Prices are a LOT higher than when I bought mine (surprise...)...
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    Gannon grader box hydraulic cylinder for ripper shanks

    You didn't list your general location, so this may not help - the re-seal kits are easy But if the cylinder itself is pitted INSIDE, there STILL might be a solution - not cheap, but MAYBE cheaper than new, I've never had...
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    weld shop clean out job and other Keweenaw sites

    Rattlers are no prob; just get yourself a pet rabbit o_O ... Steve
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    Evolution Metal cutting saw blade replacement.

    Actually Diablo is NOT Freud's cheaper brand; Avanti is - I've had nothing but good results from ANY Diablo product, HD was out of the Diablo version of a 7" metal cutting blade a few years back, so bought the Avanti - 3 or 4 cuts and the blade was TOAST. "Fool me once"... Steve I have the Evo...
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    Pot metal repair

    I'm with metalbender; depending on what tools you have available, I would take a piece of fairly heavy wall steel angle and "cut away anything that doesn't look like your original" - (using your broken one as a template) A mill and a plasma cutter would make it pretty easy, but not the ONLY way...
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    Load leveler

    Mentioned in post #6 :) ... Steve
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    Load leveler

    I've yet to "fondle" the mechanical version up close enough, so it's just my "SWAG" (aka, Scientific Wild-Ass Guess) that the cab end of the long rod is attached to some extra linkage on the loader joystick that "biases" the curl setting depending on the loader height. Nothing to back that up...
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    Load leveler

    Right - I saw that concept used to mod a cherry picker to work as a drywall lift; a counterweight at the rear, and the lift arm(s) were long enough to put a sheet about 10 feet up and level... Steve
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    Load leveler

    Yeah, there may be others I'm not familiar with - AFAIK, the 580B may be the only one that used a hydraulic cylinder (unless earlier models had it) - but the later 580C replaced the hydraulic cylinder with a linkage that biased the joystick's curl mechanism - here's a pic of a 580C, the long...
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    Load leveler

    No prob mike, even an indicator beats the crap outa guess-work; I found that out the hard way, decades ago on my little Oliver crawler loader - seeing the load end up on the ground isn't a very useful "indicator" :oops: Since the only "orange" tractor I'm likely to have is my Allis 160, I know...
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    Load leveler

    So far, all I see is a level INDICATOR - My ancient 580B loader is set up as a true self-leveling bucket - couldn't find a better pic, but the cylinder shown connects to one of the loader lift arms - the tee with two hoses runs to the pair of curl cylinders, and the upper link is maybe 8" away...
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    Anyone have an old Case parts book they can look something up in please?

    Primary filter is 10 times the particle size (more open) as secondary, here's a link to secondary options Primary HTH... Steve Edit -...
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    Well pressure Switch question

    Just remember; when you reset your cut-in pressure/air pad, this MUST be done with system OFF and tank WATER open to atmosphere - your plumber would've mentioned this if he's any good, but it's an easy thing for inexperienced people to forget. Generally the air pad should be 10 psi BELOW the cut...
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    Yeah, I liked Biden's statement that a 9mm to the throat will decapitate - he was a stupid crook when he was O's lap dog, now he's added TOTAL senility. No brain, no backbone, no morals, no thanks... Steve
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    Also, got this info in another email, including a suggested wording - "So please click here to contact the Republican Senators who have the power to stop the impending gun control onslaught, if they simply hold the line. If that link doesn’t work for you, simply copy this list of email...
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    Not sure where else to post this - copy of an email from one of the gun rights orgs I contribute to, the "swamp" is at it again - please call/email your reps and voice your opinion, while it's still possible - This is happening NOW - "Dear Patriot...
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    Biggest PTO Pump

    "I would need a 2:1 speed increaser?" I'm not familiar with your tractor, but you may ALSO need to pay attention to input/output shaft size and spline count - higher rpm shafts tend to have 21 spline shaft vs 540 rpm shafts which tend to be 6 tooth splines. On the surplus link, look at the...
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    Elbow fitting size for hydraulic top link cylinders

    If you already have your cylinder(s), this might help you figure it out - if not, yours could conceivably be 3 different possible sizes of at least 4 different fitting types - so without the cylinder or at least a spec sheet on the cylinder, you have about 1 chance in TWELVE of getting it...
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    what brand

    I have this Everlast unit It runs every kind of stick I throw at it, BETTER than my old Solar 250 ac/dc copper wound stick welder. I typically set it for about 20% hot start and 15-20% "Arc force" (aka "dig") - no problems...
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    Minimum HP for Flail Mowers

    I have this flail (NOT a ditch bank mower tho) They say 30-60 horse; my usage sounds basically the same as you (except for ditches) - both of my PTO equipped tractors are 40-45 horse, and I wouldn't want any LESS than I have. Some of the...
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    Battery Maintainer and De-Sulfator Just sayin' :devilish: ... Steve (married to same woman since 1965, she's...
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    Millermatic 211 vs. Hobart Handler 210MVP

    Just remembered this discussion from awile back HTH... Steve
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    Millermatic 211 vs. Hobart Handler 210MVP

    Greener, in your earlier post you mentioned buying your mm211 "quite a while ago" - I'm hoping for your sake that does NOT mean it's out of warranty :( I've only had Miller MIGs, both versions of the mm211 and the MM252, and one thing I've noticed is that ALL of them cool by pulling air IN AT...
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    Advise / Opinions to Sell and Buy Welder

    "Welding is like playing the guitar, you don’t get better by buying new guitars." Well dang, there went THAT plan :oops: Good thing I stopped doing that a little over 20 years ago :geek: ... Steve
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    Caroni flail blade replacement

    Can't tell by the pic, did they sell you Nylock nuts or something else? Bet you're not sorry to see that done :cool: ... steve
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    why not run PTO chipper infeed from tractor power beyond, instead of separate PTO hydraulic pump

    Yes on most, this one would be my choice for your app. First one on that link does NOT have the built in relief, most others do. 8 gpm should be...
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    why not run PTO chipper infeed from tractor power beyond, instead of separate PTO hydraulic pump

    The valve itself could be what bites you in the azz - valves intended for hyd motors are almost ALWAYS "free-wheeling" in neutral - otherwise (especially if they run any sort of FLYWHEEL setup) that sudden (attempted) stop can tear things up. You CAN buy single, simple "motor control" valves, I...
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    Simple mod for cat 2 QH

    Had the same problem on my Caroni flail - supposedly Cat 1 or 2, but the top link was Cat2 height ONLY - just out of range for the HF QH. My "temporary" fix has been on it for 4-5 YEARS :rolleyes: ... Steve
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    Caroni flail blade replacement

    Good job being careful with what you have; IIRC, when I picked mine up with the crane scale it weighed just under 800 pounds. I've been retired from a heavy industrial instrumentation job since 2012, but STILL wear steel toed/steel shank/kevlar/uppers boots every day (they're actually...
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    Underwater Cement

    Any mix with portland cement can be poured under water, and cures harder than air cured - one of the tricks is keeping it from moving til it sets. In a pond the water should be still enough for that NOT to matter... Steve
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    What the heck is making these holes?

    Dang, only 700 PAGES shy of beating the epic flail mower thread :cry: ... Steve
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    Third Function Install and Valve Markings

    Quite a few valves that have a "T" port require a "PB adapter" that screws into the "T" port - this adapter converts the "T" port to a "PB" port, and internally separates the Tank gallery (usually NOT capable of full hydraulic pressure) from the PB gallery - those type valves can have EITHER a...
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    lift Tractor weighs less than 1000 pounds; does it even have hydraulic lift? If so, check under the seat for a knob, maybe they copied some of the older tractors... Steve