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  1. sd455dan

    Snow Blower Sizing - Opinions Wanted

    Hi Walt, With chains the hybrid R4's should provide Lots of traction. If the distance from the PTO to blower input on your Mahindra is similar to my tractor you will have to shorten the PTO shaft. It was a bit of a shame on mine since I had to cut enough off[part of the shaft, that...
  2. sd455dan

    Snow Blower Sizing - Opinions Wanted

    The price on the WIFO Inverted is more than competitive with some other brands from what I could find. The specs and weight is what sold me. But after it arrived, was even more impressed with the actual build quality. Could be mistaken- but am not aware of another Inverted in this size...
  3. sd455dan

    Chinese tractor identification

    Wow never seen a single cylinder version. Looks like a Neat project. Hopefully a TBN member has some info. Good Luck on the new machine.
  4. sd455dan

    Snow Blower Sizing - Opinions Wanted

    The chute on the WIFO It is tall. I caught mine on some pine tree branches. Here is a pic the rear tires on the tractor are 14.9 x 28 R1's.
  5. sd455dan

    Snow Blower Sizing - Opinions Wanted

    Good info, I hope this Blower really works well for you as it is doing for me. Looked up my gear speeds for my tractor and as I posted- light, fresh snow up to around 4" to a bit more was tackled in 4th gear. Heavier, wetter, and or deeper required the lower gears. In fourth with...
  6. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Ah Fiats... My dad bought mom a brand new Fiat 128 in 1974? That little car was really impressive in the snow, Way better than any other front wheel drive I have driven, way better than a VW Rabbit. Other than the fuel pump circuit quitting which was an easy fix and paint that oxidized...
  7. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Yeah I read a lot of the story many years ago in the Complete Ford tractor history book when I bought my Ford 3000. Really, Really an amazing story with Ford and the vertical integration and Pricing and total time to manufacture a vehicle. Been thinking about the "meeting" between Musk and...
  8. sd455dan

    Snow Blower Sizing - Opinions Wanted

    So his tractor is on the heavy side of a kubota M 7060 not exactly a "weinie" I will concede the 7060 has quite a bit more power at the PTO Tractorbynet is mainly geared to CUTs and IIANM started as a predominately Kubota site There is Always a Bigger tractor out there. For whatever...
  9. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Glad we ordered when we did Gale. Sure enough... Tesla raised prices again, by one to two K today depending on vehicle. That settles it , not changing my order in any way.
  10. sd455dan

    Snow Blower Sizing - Opinions Wanted

    Just thought of a couple other things. If the Mahindra will rev a bit higher it should throw the snow farther than my tractor... I was running about 1600 RPM in the vid. It is where my engine is happiest So under 540 RPM. Also the large 27" x 10 " deep Impeller is very precision built...
  11. sd455dan

    Snow Blower Sizing - Opinions Wanted

    I think your tractor will as well. First your tractor is about the same size, weight, ( both our tractors are around 5500lb before adding a loader.) Tall R1 tire size which helps, little smaller displacement engine But same HP Plus a Turbo AND you have 12 gears to choose from as well. We...
  12. sd455dan

    Snow Blower Sizing - Opinions Wanted

    Well I have the 84 inch pull behind WIFO on my 30 year old 55 HP Chinese Rhino tractor. Actually almost 87" to the outside edges I think either size would work for you. So far Very impressed with the Quality . Nice welds heavy duty construction, Large auger and impeller. It Runs Smooth and...
  13. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I have to wonder if Tesla will Up the prices very soon since the tax break cap has been raised.... Several people over on the Tesla motors forum switched their orders to the Model Y performance option and others to the 4680 AWD option this morning. Apparently quite a few of the Giga...
  14. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Agree that it is the high pressure storage that causes multiple problems Especially expense.
  15. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Good post and Agree with Free Choice. jmo below... Not really in favor of forced mandates. No huge reduction in pollution will take place until large and small aircraft, Large ships and other vehicles are considered as well. But instead the laws go after the little guy vehicle operator...
  16. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    From my limited time looking into hydrogen fuel cell systems, still think the one that Sandy Munro champions is likely the best since no high pressure storage is necessary. Seems like it would be great for aircraft as well. Plasma Kinetics ps. The vid was also interesting in a way with...
  17. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    If it can be done, that is also Good news as well.
  18. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Those batteries aren't cheap either, replaced the 6 on the wife's cart at a cost of over $1600. Cart gets with it now so it was worth it.
  19. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I built some of my own cells to, Very slight MPG improvement. maybe. Not worth what it cost to build though. Also have a browns gas torch I have not tried yet. Supposed to produce a flame hot enough to melt glass at over 2600* F Flame temp of just over 5000* F
  20. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    And if Tesla sells all they can build there could be another 2 million Tesla electric vehicles on the road by January of 2024
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    100% efficiency of what standard electrolysis? Power input to total converted Hydrogen and Oxygen production? I still wonder if Stanley Meyer had the low power input water cracking/splitting figured out decades ago. But if he did it sure "shortened" his life. Any advancements in this...
  22. sd455dan

    TruFuel 50-1or Stihl 50-1 or Red Armor 50-1??

    I Like Bel-Ray's MC 1 racing synthetic and Cenex non ethanol Premium mixed at 45 : 1 Almost 50 years using it. Think I read somewhere that they make Husky's XP oil but can't find anything now. Runs clean and smells "Good" also has octane boost.
  23. sd455dan

    COYOTES

    Ouch is right. The rabies shots maybe? changed since the old days I guess. Didn't they have to inject into the stomach area repeatedly.? Heard that was a very painful process.
  24. sd455dan

    Anyone else ordered or got a Ford Maverick?

    yeah don't forget the wonderful ride quality either. One of my friends was a Datsun/ Nissan salesman back in the mid 80's. We went four wheeling in my 77 Jeep Honcho and were about to get into the rough stuff. He instinctively put his arm up and braced it against the ceiling. J10 fully...
  25. sd455dan

    COYOTES

    She lost count at over 40 shots... https://www.krem.com/article/news/local/idaho/north-idaho-skier-fights-off-coyote-schweitzer/293-553f01a8-51b8-4257-9101-cdb2ff522be3#:~:text=SANDPOINT%2C%20Idaho%20%E2%80%94%20Sofia%20Montalbano%20attends,while%20skiing%20on%20the%20mountain.
  26. sd455dan

    Not a good time to buy a car

    So if you want to buy new green you will need lots of green.?
  27. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    That is the connector I ordered, arrived in 3 days. Luckily Have the garage on a 240VAC 125 amp circuit for my 900 lb Lincoln TIG welder- in case welding thick Aluminum needs all 375 amps of output. That is a ONE time purchase. Now, if they will get the vehicle built and ship the car up...
  28. sd455dan

    COYOTES

    oosik did you see the local TV news about Schweitzer MT. A Girl skier was chased down the cat track and caught her when she crashed into a tree well hole. The Coyote bit her repeatedly. She had to have all the Rabbies shots and others. Speculation is somebody has been feeding them.... and...
  29. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    That is great to hear Gale. One of the most Important things for me is how well the software controlled AWD will handle Icy roads. Your Y still has the factory supplied 19 inch tires/wheels Correct? Was this driving standard mode or can /did you use a different driving mode...
  30. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Well there is this recent take on Tesla and Elon from Rich Rebuilds He does make several points. Eyes wide open Both videos were Good imo.
  31. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Project Highland Henry Ford's influence on Elon's next plans.
  32. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I would definitely say that about the FOX bodied cars.
  33. sd455dan

    Please educate me about ultra low sulfur diesel

    Ok finally found the manual, I conflated a couple things and am in error. under 1% sulfur reduce oil change interval The part I got backwards The use of fuel with sulfur content above 1.3% is not recommended This 550 did have a CAV injection pump failure just before i bought it and was...
  34. sd455dan

    Not a good time to buy a car

    That was the Only gas powered Rig I almost went with,.... A newish fully optioned Grand Cherokee, or even an SRT-8. Will Always be a Fan of the Grand Cherokees and even Nice condition Old Wagoneer's
  35. sd455dan

    Not a good time to buy a car

    It seems between the tax break shenanigans and Tesla ready to build almost 2 million vehicles this year, Dropping 13.5 K off of the price on Model Ys will light the fire under other EV makers that are trying to maximize the sales prices. Impatiently waiting for my delivery date. One thing...
  36. sd455dan

    Please educate me about ultra low sulfur diesel

    I do not believe I said 1975? I did say 550. So possibly 1978. Manual is not where I thought it was. As soon as I locate it, will post what the reference is in the operators manual.
  37. sd455dan

    Please educate me about ultra low sulfur diesel

    I do know that some of the Ford tractor operator manuals specifically warn against using ULSD . My 550 TLB for sure. EDIT what i posted above is incorrect. I always dump in a bit of 2 stroke oil and usually a bit of Howes into every 5 gallon can on my tractors.
  38. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Ouch, something about that broke hip comment seems very, very familiar:eek: My best wishes for your wife and that she made a full recovery. Hoping mine heals fast enough so that I can actually drive the Y home when it arrives. Otherwise my wife will be my chauffer... Will keep...
  39. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Totally Agree ovrszd Sorry, Could have worded the last sentences better, just "recommending" for a "young" person that has not got their retirement in order, it would likely be better to keep building their portfolio than purchasing ANY new vehicle that will depreciate as soon as it is...
  40. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Agreed. the way it read seemed like they were suggesting replacing the wall connector and all cabling and associated wiring every year. That is essentially double, triple, quadruple, dipping a non existent requirement.
  41. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I would not have ordered a model Y if I believed that. It is there now, but will certainly Improve And advance in the Future.
  42. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think Fuddy has gotten a "kick" out of his AMX.? In The Youtube vid it Looked "Plenty" quick to me. No electric will Ever have the sound of that AMC V8 being shifted running the quarter mile- something to be said for a Visceral experience. Maybe Fuddy can post a link to one of the...
  43. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Bet he doesn't miss the 2 stroke smoke 😄
  44. sd455dan

    Meteor 68 Gear box

    If the shaft that drives the auger chain has a shear bolt I would remove it as well. Should help isolate the output side of the 90 degree box. Good Luck, here is hoping the box has not failed.
  45. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Well over the next few years (hopefully decades) I will have my own data with the new Model Y. Actually considered just buying standard liability insurance... but after reading about Gales new dent, re thinking that. Never carried or considered full coverage on any vehicle , just liability...
  46. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    deleted my Only 1st hand operational cost info is from my Nephews Volt. All I can say is, It HAS saved him money over the last few years for the number of miles that car has rolled up.
  47. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    The comment section Sure took exception to the article... This article (well, the study you linked to, and then simply repeated as gospel here) is really bad. I'm paying about $0.10/kwh, and I spend about $2.80 for 100 miles in our M3P (averaging 280 wH/mi) and $3 for 100 miles on our MYP...
  48. sd455dan

    Carport Weight

    We bought an 18 x 30 kit. had it rated for 55lb snow load and 150 MPH winds. It came in two pacs. The sheetmetal roofing was around 1200lb and the framing pac was just over 1700 lb IIRC
  49. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Hadn't seen that speech before. Really Good. Hope some graduates took it to heart. These young people are going to help shape our future. Neat to see Elon is an Arthur C Clarke Fan. (y) Clarke wrote the original technical paper in the 1940's that allowed for near world wide...
  50. sd455dan

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Yep hear you there , The Last thing a person wants to do is have the fix come out worse than the original damage. These multi step, multi coat poly/pearl paints take a real pro with good eyes to match well enough to be undetectable as well.
 
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