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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    The challenge is to learning where to put them. Most people put the fence far too close to the area they want to clear. Then, it adds snow, instead of removing it. If the winds blow as expected, I often have little or no snow in the driveway, rather than big drifts.
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    The forecast is for warmer temperatures every time it snows, so my tractor has only left the barn once, to knock down a drift that was too high to drive through. Snow fence has been working hard though. 😝
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    My terrible, horrible, miserable, not so very good day.

    Those slip on ice walkers work really well. I keep a pair in my vehicle at all times. Amazing traction, even when on a sheet of ice. Obviously, they are not much good when you don't know the ice is there. But, I think you'll probably like having them in the future.
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    Best Battery Replacement for the GC2410

    You really need to do a load test on it. I'm pretty sure most parts stores will do it N/C, if you don't have access to one. I like my trusty toaster style tester.
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    Bare metal epoxy primer for truck frame

    The Chemists I have worked directly with in product development, and testing consider them all the same, and don't classify the primers with or without, in different categories. They say the "epoxy" aspect as a marketing gimmick, and it's all the same. If "epoxy" primers were truly better...
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    Bare metal epoxy primer for truck frame

    I am certified on a number of automotive manufacturers paint systems. NONE of them have, use, require or recommend a rust converter in their best practices. That should tell you something. If you are not going to properly clean the metal for paint, it's a waste of time painting it. Rust...
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    Bare metal epoxy primer for truck frame

    Again, the only real reason for a "hardened primer" here, would be to allow it to bond on a molecular level, to the top coat. Which, would also have to be a product with hardener. The issocyanate molecules in the hardener link up and bond them together. Not necessary, or cost effective on a...
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    Bare metal epoxy primer for truck frame

    The term "epoxy Primer" is used more for marketing purposes. It's got to be good if it has "epoxy" in it right? Technically, any primer with hardener is an epoxy primer. Do you need a primer with hardener in it for a truck frame? It doesn't hurt, to do so, if as stated you apply a finish...
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    Hood

    2350 is probably the loader number, and not the tractor. Assuming that, if it's a GC series which uses the 2350 loader, you pull up hard on both sides at the back. Some early GC's also had pins for the front brush guard, that needed to be pulled first. Newer models it was hinged.
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    Coolant leak

    There is a bypass in the system if the thermostat sticks closed to relieve the pressure. The thermostat gasket shouldn't be even close to being the weakest point in the system. If the gasket is leaking, there is a bad seal there. I would pull the housing, clean the surfaces and check for...
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    GC2410 Critical Hydraulic Leak

    The unfortunate side effect of owning a compact tractor is, there isn't any room for anything. ☹️
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    Best Battery Replacement for the GC2410

    A decent quality battery maintainer makes all the difference. If you don't have power, there are solar charger options. I have two mower batteries that wouldn't cold start anything a couple of years ago, but, they still work fine, if I just plug them in after I use them. So, I do that now...
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    Best Battery Replacement for the GC2410

    I sold Interstate batteries for years. They were the best. Unfortunately, like everything else, they have slipped in quality. The last few I bought were not remarkable. My close second choice was a NAPA Legend. So, that's what I am buying currently. I would use that, or a Deka battery...
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    Most people never learn....to move to where the flat land is. :p
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    Engine Block Heaters

    My GC has always started fine, in fact easily, without a block heater. And, given the only one I can use is over $200, I'm not getting one. Before you imagine long cranking times, and an engine chugging out billows of smoke while it tries to gain momentum, none of that happens. Others with...
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    Engine Block Heaters

    Every time you warm an engine and allow it to cool off in the winter, there is a chance of collecting some condensation in the oil pan. As stated, it's important to try and run it long enough to evaporate any accumulated condensation. Otherwise, you will continue to accumulate it. On aircraft...
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    They make small heating cables for soil. I have used them to grow lettuce outside in my hot box, all winter. I bet it would be great if you wrapped your throttle cable, or for those who have tach cable issues, and used it to thaw them out?? Not hot enough to cause any issues, but enough heat...
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    This is the second year in a row, I won't have to put the snow fence up until after Christmas. I'm waiting for a measurable snow fall in the forecast. And, hoping I don't have to put it up at all this year. Winter is a lot easier to take now that it's only 3 months long!
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    ROPS modification

    I don't know why people are automatically assuming there is no temper to the metal used on a ROPS. Most of the steel used on automobiles is tempered today, so don't bet on it. As far as factory welding and hole drilling goes, it's simple. The ROPS was tested, and certified in that...
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    Is modern tractor repair like modern car repair and super complicated requiring a dealer?

    I said "mostly". Yes, of course, there are some uncommon problems that require a higher degree of skill, and or some equipment to fix. I have access to a "pro level" scanner. I never use it. They give the same codes as the cheap ones. They can help with testing, and history. But, you can test...
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    Is modern tractor repair like modern car repair and super complicated requiring a dealer?

    The idea that repairing modern cars is too complicated, and requires a dealer, mostly isn't true. Unless you drive a high end late model car, which is going to be under warranty, most things can be done without involving the dealer. I have seen BMW's that required the dealer to reset the...
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    GC2400 Front Drive Leak

    This is a misconception. The hydraulic oil, and the 85w-90 gear oil are about the same viscosity at normal temperatures. Not enough difference to have any affect on leaks.
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    I once was able to change the direction of an auger for a guy, so shortening one 6" or so, shouldn't be too difficult.
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    How did you overfill a 2 gallon system by 1.1 gallons??
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    You are not the first one to do that. We have had countless people over fill their GC's, no one has had an issue. I am not advocating being careless, under, or over filling. But, I can assure you, a quart or two either way isn't a big problem. It's not a critical level. If it was, they would...
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    The full level for the hydraulic fluid on a GC, is not critical.
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    Max mileage fuel additive any good for tier 4 tractors

    The chances that some small company somewhere, has come up with some special miracle formula for anything, that the giant companies managed to miss. Are extremely remote. The chances that if a small company actually did that, and big companies wouldn't then analyze that product, and come up...
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    My understanding is, ground clearance is an issue, but the post hole digger will work on a GC. Going to be interested to see how this works out.
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    Checked my Great Grand Daughter out on my tractor, now I can't get her off of it. Well, at least I have my golf cart back now. (y)
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    Please critique the weld quality (photos enclosed)

    A good rule which is too often violated, but can easily forestall disaster is: If you are welding, painting, cutting, etc., and it's not coming out correctly, STOP! Take some time, do some more practicing, testing or, research, and fix it before continuing. Continuing when they job isn't...
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    Do you cook a good steak?

    You need lots of heat to cook a steak properly. Most of today's discount store, consumer grade equipment doesn't cut it without modification. Some have been offering a sear burner, which is a nice start. If you can get a 800F or higher sear going, it only takes a few minutes per side to char...
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    Bucket weight

    Keep in mind hauling firewood, is a common way to dent a hood. So, I'd keep it low, and slow.
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    GC 2310TLB Steering

    Front axle interval is every 600hrs, after the first 50. The technician telling you they are "interconnected" is conclusive proof he is either incompetent, or a liar. This is risk you take. The next question is, what else did he do improperly? The old adage, if you want something done right...
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    GC2300 frame flexing under certain conditions?

    Yes, but you are over simplifying the forces that are applied to the frame when these guys are using it. It's not ever a simple one side stays in place, while the other side is moved up or down shearing force, Because of the rear end housing, and the crossmembers, which transfer the forces to...
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    GC2300 frame flexing under certain conditions?

    One has a substantial part of the frame doubled, plus the FEL mounts. And, one is just a frame. So, I'm not able to agree.
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    GC2300 frame flexing under certain conditions?

    I like to have the door, or the window open, and lean out to look at the ramp. At least your not flying completly bind. It's not hard to drive past the stops, when they are not very high.
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    GC2300 frame flexing under certain conditions?

    The rear frame cross member is the entire transmission, and axle assembly. The rear backhoe mounts are hardened steel. One of mine was off a little from day one. I had a heck of a time trying to bend it. And, I straighten frames for a living. The way the front loader attaches to the frame is...
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    GC2300 frame flexing under certain conditions?

    The frame is the same. But, it's reinforced big time. The brackets double much of it.
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    GC2300 frame flexing under certain conditions?

    A box blade, like many implements, can lead to sever damage to your equipment. Use extra caution, and keep your speed low when you are using it. GC's are tough, but they are not capable of taking anything you give it. As far as the frame flexing, my experience is with a 2310. That frame is...
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    What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

    Now there's something I would like to have, but can't justify it, because I won't use it enough. I think we are all in agreement, that you should loan it out, if any of us need it? 😝
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    Approaching first 50 hours

    I don't remember it taking four, but it has been 14 years. I stand corrected.
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    UG GC2400 rough idle and loss of power under load.

    Based on your symptoms, that was certainly the best outcome. Glad you got it fixed. My fuel filter is as old as Irving's battery. But, I am able to get really good fuel here. And, I fill my tractor with a pump that has a big filter on it.
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    AGCO Paint Codes for Sheet Metal, Chassis, and Wheels

    Yes, it should be simple. Once you figure out the colors, then you still have to find the kind of paint you want, that matches, or at least is something you can work with. I've dealt with it for 50 years.
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    GC2300 max Tiller size?

    I would not try a 55" tiller on a GC. But, I'm sure someone out there will say it works fine. Ideally, you use a Box pulverizer and Gill rake. That's also probably not going to work well on a sub compact. But, perhaps you can rent a tractor with one, or hire someone to do it for you?
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    Fatal chipper accident

    I don't know how much different the chippers today are, but the one I used a long time ago to clear out the area for my dad's barn, would rip the branches out of your hands as the feed rollers got them, and in a flash they would be gone. You really needed to wear gloves, because it would sting...
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    GC2300/2350FEL help. owners manual doesn't match my equipment. rtfm

    It's an inside joke between Irving and I. Yes, it's mostly luck. Everyone wishes a certain part was built better. But frankly, For what these cost, (especially the original models), you can't expect it to be completely bullet proof. I've been satisfied with mine, aside from the...
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    GC2300/2350FEL help. owners manual doesn't match my equipment. rtfm

    I still have all the original hydraulic hoses, the original ground strap, and my muffler hasn't had to be welded. 😝
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    Painting YM-146 Clearcoat or no clearcoat any advice

    Lots of misconceptions about paint. If you are using spray cans, or other low end products, i.e. industrial enamels, whether you clear it or not, it's still cheap paint. It's still a soluble finish, which means it can be softened with solvent. It can be fine for farm implements, and misc...
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    If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

    Been there, done that.
 
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