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  1. deserteagle71

    I see that Stellantis is finally settling over the Jeep death wobble..

    ^This. When I heard that Jeep was going to a V6 in 2007 I made sure to get a 2006 Rubicon which I still have. Been driving Jeeps with that I-6 for almost 30 years now and never had any engine problems with any of them. Jeep is going back to the I-6...already available in the new Wagoneer and...
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    Yesterday. Would you buy and EV?

    All new vehicles will be connected to the internet soon. Read an article in one of the major car magazines that part of the massive infrastructure bill Congress passed recently has a provision in there that all new vehicles must have circuitry installed that will not allow the vehicle to start...
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    AAA

    Wife and I both had AAA coverage. Then one day she had a flat tire while driving on a good wide gravel road on the outskirts of town. AAA refused to come out, stating their policy did not allow them to respond to anything off pavement. So we dropped AAA coverage. That was some years ago yet...
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    Yesterday. Would you buy and EV?

    Only back in the 70s it was global cooling. I remember the headlines well. Another ice age on the way, just because we'd had a few years with cooler than normal temperatures.
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    COYOTES

    You lucked out. Not all Great Pyrenees are that friendly. Most of northern Nevada is wide open high desert, public (BLM administered) and is used for grazing by huge bands of sheep. Used to be a Basque sheepherder with each flock, but now they seem to all be from Peru. The herders follow...
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    COYOTES

    Some years ago I came across a startling scene - cow was laying down, giving birth. A couple coyotes were tearing at the calf as it was being born. As I pulled up the 'yotes scattered but it was too late - the calf's face and neck were torn up. The cow finished pushing out the calf and seemed...
  7. deserteagle71

    New Holland Boomer 37 in DPF Shutdown Mode

    Something's not right here. I find it hard to comprehend that any manufacturer would make a tractor that forces you to stop every 4 hours for a regeneration cycle that lasts a half hour. Are you sure you are reading your owner's manual correctly? Some have confused "Parked Regeneration" with...
  8. deserteagle71

    Retirement thoughts Past Present Future

    I wish the VA would hire more people to answer their phones and make appointments. I've carried a VA medical card for 6 years now, yet I've never been able to make an appointment. The VA sends me periodic emails asking me to call their number and make an appointment...but every time I do, the...
  9. deserteagle71

    Bought a Kubota RTV 520

    The clutching system on the Polaris Rangers has been a known problem for a long time. I read a lot of test reports on these things in my UTV magazines and they complain about the same thing....having to stab the throttle to increase the rpms so the clutch will grab again and allow engine...
  10. deserteagle71

    Second try at fixing a 2020 Ram water leak

    I've heard a lot of them leak through the rear cab light (cargo light) above the rear window.
  11. deserteagle71

    Bought a Kubota RTV 520

    You must be talking about a Polaris. I have no experience with every belt-driven UTV on the market, but with my Can-am and Yamaha, if in low range I generally have to add a bit of throttle or they will go too slow down a steep hill. Very strong engine braking. The Polaris Rangers we have in...
  12. deserteagle71

    LX3310 1st Regen

    Of course fuel prices are mostly dictated by commodity prices. But when the President goes on national TV and states that he will do all he can to curtail production and use of oil that certainly affects commodity prices. Would you as a stockholder invest in new refineries and new drilling...
  13. deserteagle71

    Cool Nature Photos

    The area I'm referring to is reached via 90 miles of dirt road, heading south from the St George, Utah area. High clearance 4x4 required. This area is never closed - but it should only be driven late April till the first snows in late fall due to mud and snow.
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    Cool Nature Photos

    If you want to see spectacular views of the Grand Canyon you should come in from the Utah side, where you can drive to the very edge of the canyon and look down on the river. Used to be a sign here warning people to mind their kids and dogs because the river is 3,500 feet directly below! If...
  15. deserteagle71

    Preparing my fire breaks for fire season with my Brecavator

    Every spring I use the rippers on my box scraper to loosen things up, then my railroad tie "grader" to smooth things out.
  16. deserteagle71

    Please educate me about ultra low sulfur diesel

    Correct. However, OP is using a 42 year old tractor, long before the advent of ULSD. My John Deere is 60 years old. The sulfur in the pre-ULSD diesel acted as a lubricant so now I make sure to use an additive that increases the lubricity of the ULSD. It may not be necessary for the Kubota...
  17. deserteagle71

    Kubota regened again today

    My tractor runs ~ 1900 rpm most of the time - that's where I get 540 rpm on the PTO when using EPTO. How often does it regenerate? Couldn't give you an exact figure. Unlike yours that "spews out a big ole cloud of crap", I never know when mine is regenerating unless I see the regen light on...
  18. deserteagle71

    New Computer

    I had one of those! Big Motorola, and that thing put out over 3 watts, compared to the 5/8 of a watt the new digital phones put out. Using the magnetic mount antenna that came with it, mounted on the roof of the car, that thing could hit a cell tower many miles away. Hated it when everything...
  19. deserteagle71

    LX3310 1st Regen

    ^This!
  20. deserteagle71

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    NOT! In my younger years I flew all over the world. Used to be easy and quick. Not any more. It is a major hassle as far as I'm concerned, and I refuse to put up with the crap. Haven't been on an airplane in several years. Much easier to just drive. I live in Nevada but grew up in...
  21. deserteagle71

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    In today's headlines....we'd better get those electric 18-wheelers perfected and on the roads pretty fast or California will be isolated. https://www.yahoo.com/autos/pre-2010-diesel-engines-banned-200000385.html Personally, I wish there were a strong truckers union that would tell its members...
  22. deserteagle71

    New Computer

    ^ That's me. And why I recently updated my desktop computer to the latest and greatest, running 32 gb of RAM. Do a lot of photo and video editing...kind of hard to do that without a powerful processor and a big monitor to work on. At my age, this one might last me the rest of my life. Never...
  23. deserteagle71

    New Tractor Sales Are Declining

    Not even canned goods? You think they've figured out a way to adulterate whatever's inside a can?
  24. deserteagle71

    New Tractor Sales Are Declining

    I'll go with operator error also. I've had to explain several times to new owners that just because their new tractor has a button for "Parked Regeneration", it doesn't mean that's how you have to do it. They have a hard time believing that no action from the operator is needed when the regen...
  25. deserteagle71

    150 years worth of Gopher mounds

    I have the same problem - but it is caused by ground squirrels, not gophers. My place looks flat - but driving across it on a tractor will beat you to death. It's actually easier on me to mow with my old John Deere than in the Kubota because I can stand up on the Deere and use my knees to...
  26. deserteagle71

    Cool Or Creepy Things Found In The Bush Or On Your Property

    Remains of one of two lion-killed deer on my place....
  27. deserteagle71

    New Holland T4.75 Upgrades

    Good to know! I was on the verge of ordering a new T4.75 a few years ago when a good deal on my Kubota (used) came up.
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    New Holland T4.75 Upgrades

    What we'd really like to know is what kind of problems you have had with your T4.75 tractors???
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Same here, for most of the state of Nevada. Why I always carry good paper maps and a GPS unit with topo maps loaded in all my vehicles.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    ^This. I like to watch "Matt's Off-Road Recovery" videos, shot mostly in southern Utah with people stuck in the sand. He's been able to just drive some of the stuck vehicles out by disabling the traction control which allows full power. In soft sand traction control is a liability. Problem...
  31. deserteagle71

    Tire pressure

    13 psi in my John Deere's rear tires.
  32. deserteagle71

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    ^This. Ford has so many orders for the new full-size Ford Bronco (NOT the Bronco Sport) that as of now they will not be accepting any more orders until 2024.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    That's pretty scary...driving across Nevada on US Highway 50 in an EV. 300+ miles and only two tiny towns (<400 people) along the way, and multiple passes at around 8,000 feet elevation. Even fueling with gas/diesel is iffy...one service station and if the owner decides to go fishing he hangs...
  34. deserteagle71

    Proposed ban on gas stoves...

    Absolutely! The problem is depending on one power source...that is not so dependable. Right now there are several winter storms that have been impacting northern Nevada; as a result there are some areas that have been without electricity for over a week. So no lights, no heat, no hot water...
  35. deserteagle71

    Proposed ban on gas stoves...

    Probably depends on which part of the country you're in. In northern Nevada, everyone living outside of town has a big propane tank sitting in their yard. Much cheaper - and more dependable - to use propane for hot water heaters and cook stoves than electricity. And the cost differential is...
  36. deserteagle71

    Proposed ban on gas stoves...

    What? Are you saying we should close the border to stop the flow of fentanyl into this country?
  37. deserteagle71

    Proposed ban on gas stoves...

    Mine has gone up 30% in the past year alone. Yet according to my bill, my usage is still the same as it has been for years.
  38. deserteagle71

    Proposed ban on gas stoves...

    Thank you, sir. This is exactly why I started this thread. I for one will be contacting my Congressmen - again - and expressing my displeasure with this idea of "banning" gas stoves before there is a dependable alternative in place.
  39. deserteagle71

    Proposed ban on gas stoves...

    Well, this is just sweet... https://www.yahoo.com/news/biden-administration-considers-banning-gas-163829836.html My power goes out around here constantly. And now I'll need to get rid of my gas stove so I guess I'd better plan for putting in a wood-burning stove that I can cook on. This push...
  40. deserteagle71

    Electric vehicles during a disaster

    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/renewables/why-switzerland-want-to-ban-electric-vehicles/articleshow/96021433.cms
  41. deserteagle71

    Debit vs. Credit Cards

    Yup. I'm the same way. My Dad worked in a factory, night shift, for years. And worked the farm during the day. Not sure when he got any rest. We all worked that farm - father, mother, 3 kids. One of the things I always remember my parents saying - there is no such thing as man's work or...
  42. deserteagle71

    Electric UTVs

    They're all getting rather pricey. Just saw the starting price on a deluxe John Deere Gator is $41,199!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I drive by the Gigafactory every time I go to Reno...it is located right alongside I-80. It was built there because two huge deposits of lithium were discovered here in Nevada. Both sites are now tied up in court because the tree huggers suddenly discovered "endangered" species living where...
  44. deserteagle71

    Who's had cataract surgery? Feedback wanted.

    I wore glasses most of my life, starting as a little kid. By the time I had my cataract surgery in July 2021 my glasses measured a full 9/16" thick! I'd gotten to the point that even with glasses driving at night was difficult, at first because of flare and then I began having problems with...
  45. deserteagle71

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    ^ This is what I'm seeing here in Nevada.... About 100 miles south of me is a very active geothermal area, with boiling hot water coming out of the ground. A company was about to put in a geothermal power generating plant...that is now on hold. They are being sued by the greenies because...
  46. deserteagle71

    Things that happen in your small town that you wonder if it happens everywhere?

    ??? Please tell me what I did??? The quote you are referencing had NOTHING to do with me being in the middle of the wilderness. I was NOT the one talking about working 40 miles from the nearest road. It referred to someone telling me my wife could go to work in a brothel.
  47. deserteagle71

    Cool Nature Photos

    From this afternoon's drive through Nevada's Silver State Valley...check out the scenery for this farmer while working the field.
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    Things that happen in your small town that you wonder if it happens everywhere?

    Out here they still use pack trains (horses/mules) for remote locations. Until recently (she's now retired) that was my next door neighbor's job. She would haul supplies and ride fencelines on a horse.
  49. deserteagle71

    What the deal w buying filters online?

    Not just Kubota. I buy my Motorcraft filters for my F150 at Walmart. They've been out of them for several months. Ordered oil and air filters for my Dodge/Cummins back in October...latest update tells me they MIGHT ship by the end of January.
 
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