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    Groan part quatre

    So now the wiring protects the "fuses" :cool:
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    Groan part quatre

    And of course they say that if your parachute fails to open, you'll have the rest of your life to sort it out! :cool:
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    Cause of a slow leak?

    Hi all, thanks to your suggestions, I soapy-water checked the bead, and found the leak! A close inspection revealed some tiny woody fragments wedged in the gap, but not visible from a distance. Lost nearly 2 psi overnight. The local (20km / 12 miles away) tyre service is coming down early next...
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    Cause of a slow leak?

    Thanks for the replies guys - much appreciated. Give me a couple days and I'll report back.
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    Cause of a slow leak?

    My Kioti RX8030 (76hp to give you an idea of the size) is just over two years old now, and has just developed a slow leak in one of the rear tyres - maybe one psi per day (and it's only got 13psi to start with!) The R1 tyre and rim look perfectly seated, and I thoroughly cleaned the area around...
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    Groan part quatre

    These guys are serious:
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    Robin brushcutter - still going strong

    I didn't know whether to put this in the Lawn & Gardening section, or here in Land Clearing Equipment - but this is the right place, given the nearly 50 years of tough yakka it's done! (Blade, not whippy-snippy nylon string) We had the engine overhauled at half life (about 25 years ago), and...
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    Groan part quatre

    I first heard the boo-ey pronunciation in Texas, then again on a visit to Wichita. I must admit, it did take me a minute to work out what was being referred to.
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    Home weather station suggestions

    I've owned a Davis Vantage Vue for a couple years now, and have had to clean the rainfall module twice. So I'll make it an annual exercise to climb a ladder, undo two bolts & take it down, clean the module & put it back up -- a 15 minute job, so not a big issue compared with the usefulness of...
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    Groan part quatre

    We get that, here in Oz, but you Americans - you'd say "boo-ey" wouldn't you? :)
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    Log splitter problem.

    My woodchipper (WC88 - Woodland Mills) uses a directional valve which features the same sort of arrangement to adjust the force required to move the infeed roller selector valve from one detent to another - ie Forward - Centre (neutral) - Reverse How it works, and I discovered this only last...
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    Pouring hydr oil from a 5-gal pail

    Do you remove the lid first, then drill the hole, then put the lid back on? If not, how do you ensure than no plastic swarf falls into the pail?
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    Horrific farm accident in Australia

    You got it.
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    Horrific farm accident in Australia

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/ballandean-queensland-woman-loses-both-her-legs-and-arm-in-machinery-tractor-accident/ar-AA14uz0C
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    Better Radio For The LS MT342

    It's a bit of a kludge, but if the car radio head has an earplug jack, something like this adapter would do the job.
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    What you find in long grass

    It wound up tight as, and gave the clutch a good workout...
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    Anyone else have stealth prop planes around their property?

    Takes me back to my flying training in a Cessna 172. We'd be on a cross country exercise, cruising at anywhere from three to seven thousand feet, and the instructor would pull the power back to idle (to simulate an engine failure) and have the student (me) look around for a suitable forced...
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    Groan part quatre

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    Wheelbarrow tires going flat

    Tractor won't fit through the gate into the house yard, and even if it did, it might be a tad overkill to use a 75hp tractor with FEL to collect lawn clippings! 😊
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    Wheelbarrow tires going flat

    UPDATE: I bought a new tube. Installed it, pumped a little air in to seat everything, and all good, so clipped the filler on to the valve stem, held the trigger until the gauge registered 30 psi, then released the trigger. What happened next was all very quick. I heard a faint hissing, looked...
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    Wheelbarrow tires going flat

    Why is it that small wheels with inner tubes keep going flat? One of our wheelbarrows with a 13" wheel, with inner tube, just won't hold pressure. I've removed the tube, inflated it, and it shows no leaks. The valve does not appear to leak. But after re-assembly and inflating to 30 psi, next...
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    Groan part quatre

    "So having been used incorrectly long enough it is now acceptable?" Language is ever-changing, dost thou not think? I'm old enough to remember when gay meant something quite different from what it means today. (or should that be "different TO"?) The changing use and meanings irritate me, I...
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    Groan part quatre

    Ahh - my generation! Sadly, I don't think these fundamentals of our language are taught these days. Vale our beautiful and hitherto nuanced and expressive language.
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    Groan part quatre

    Doesn't seem right? (apart from the obvious)
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    Anyone have pictures of a Grand L 60 grill with added protection?

    Here's what I did with my new Kioti. I didn't want to drill holes and drive screws in to the OEM tubes (top and bottom), so welded angle iron to the tubes, also bent some strip steel and tacked it down both sides. I regard the expanded grill as being sacrificial, to protect the (no doubt...
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    Simple fix...dumb fixer.

    Did any of you guys ever have an early (50's) VW Beetle, with the fuel reserve toggle down by your left foot (Australia - right-hand drive)? I can remember on a few occasions, when running low on fuel, I'd fiddle with my toes (barefoot) to flick the lever into "reserve" mode before attempting to...
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    What not to feed a woodchipper

    I have a magnetic broom (old broom with powerful magnets taped all along the head) which I used to find one major fragment, the piece of steel rod, and lots of smaller chips, but I could not find the second major fragment. It must have been ejected via the chute along with all the other bits...
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    What not to feed a woodchipper

    The offending item must have been delivered in a load of mulch years ago, and spread under our olive trees. During pruning and chipping yesterday, I raked the prunings into a heap and into the chipper! The anvil (bedding plate) on the Woodland Mills WC88 is totally unscathed. Must be made of...
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    What are you OCD about?

    You'd love this then! There's a chain of them in Australia, built along the lines of the pub in a Ken Maynard cartoon strip. You do a double-take when you first see one for real:
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    What are you OCD about?

    Now that's just good "house-keeping". I just remembered I had an obsession at one stage over locking the doors at night. I'd lock them and go to bed, but even though I knew I'd locked them, I just had to get up and re-check. That happened for quite a while. I'm not sure how I got over that OCD...
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    What are you OCD about?

    I'm nearly finished putting up a new mini-shed and run for the chooks. The old one is getting tired, and offers no resistance to vermin (mice and native rats). So it's a pre-fab garden shed, on a concrete slab we poured, with an outside run I drew up on a CAD program I'm learning to drive. OK...
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    Portable work benches?

    Not exactly in keeping with the concept, but you use what you've got. 2.4m x about 1.6m (8' x 5'), the flat bed of the ute (Aussie for "Utility Vehicle", in US a Flat-bed pickup, I guess) serves as my portable work bench and works a treat!
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    Choice: food or solar fields

    Build 'em in deserts? Nah, not here - that's too far from the population centres hugging the coastline. Put 'em in good farmland - much more convenient!
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    Groan part quatre

    Rings a bell here too!
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    Groan part quatre

    Re post #2152 - photoshop the original photo, then lower the resolution to hide the edit? Or just skew the image...
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    What is the dumbest thing you have done with your equipment ?

    Not long after getting my first tractor with a FEL (47hp LG/LS) my brother and I were cleaning out the rocks & boulders from a section of creek at the bottom of our property, so it would be deep enough to form a good reservoir to pump from. I had the tractor right in the creek, facing upstream...
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    FEL speed

    Perhaps there is some air still trapped in the hydraulic system? I would try giving the hydraulic system a good workout. Full movement, all directions, quite a few times. It cannot hurt, but may just flush out the trapped air.
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    8' 3PL grader blade

    Getting more of a feel for what's going on here. The different thread types, major diameters, thread counts, etc is a bit of a nightmare! It now looks like the tapered ends of the adapters definitely mate with the hose fitting. The tilt cylinder adapter has the o-ring on one side (and is a...
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    8' 3PL grader blade

    Regarding fitting the hydraulic hoses for the angle and tilt cylinders - the adapters supplied for the angle cylinder have parallel threads on one end, and tapered threads on the other end. I had the idea that these adapters relied on an o-ring to make a good seal on the cylinder, however there...
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    8' 3PL grader blade

    I've just taken delivery of a new Australian badged, Chinese made 8' grader blade. Does anyone recognise this as one imported into and sold in North America? And if you happen to own one of these, did you have to modify the stand as I did? (Pics below)
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    Groan part quatre

    I'll stick with Beethoven I think...
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    Groan part quatre

    Talking of lifting the lid to refuel, I drove one of these for many years. Fortunately, I never had a frontal collision...
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    Can anyone tell me what this logo represents?

    My first thought was something evil, maybe KKK.
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    10 Hours In, found this laying in front of my bucket (see pic)

    I just had to remind myself you weren't talking about English pencil erasers here. :mad:
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    10 Hours In, found this laying in front of my bucket (see pic)

    In this part of the world, they're commonly just called a "shifter". Then again, we call a "torch" what you guys call a flashlight.
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    Tension roller on Woodland Mills WC88

    I don't think Michael will mind my posting this. I asked whether a 38mm roller would be detrimental to the service life of the cogged belts.
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    Tension roller on Woodland Mills WC88

    When I initially contacted WM Au, they sent me four new belts (plain V belts, not the cogged ones!) which are still on the shelf. I'm keeping that set for emergency spares. WM Canada recently also suggested mis-alignment of the pulleys was the most likely cause of belt deterioration, rather...
 
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