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    Someone stole my dog today!

    ...and then they brought him back. I can't figure this one out. I leave my house around 9 AM. I'm missing my Springer Spaniel, Buddy. My lab is still there but he is a little skittish if he doesn't know you so he would be hard to steal. I look under the house with the flashlight, no dog. No...
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    Drill Press

    I have been in the market for a drill press for quite a while. I don't like the looks of the chinzy "home workshop" models and don't like the price of the proffessional models. I have been working the estate sales and the auctions and all I have seen have been basically junk. I stumbled into...
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    Metric Hardware

    Junkman's nuts post made me think about a pet peeve of mine so I decided to start a new thread to vent. Metric fasteners. Between imported machine tools, cars and other products and American manufacturers converting to metrics we've been working on metrification for over thirty years. How come...
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    Plow/Land measure

    I found this on a blacksmith site I frequent. The plow rework at the start is interesting, I did a little of it when I was a kid. I really found the land measure section at the end of the page to be helpful. Now you know why fence posts get set 16 feet apart...
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    Credit Problem

    Howdy! I recieved a letter from my insurance company stating that they wouldn't give me the best rate due to credit issues. This was news to me, I have perfect credit. You have the right to receive a free copy of the credit report that they used to make their determination so I took Trans Union...
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    Oil Pressure Switch

    Howdy! Can any of you dealership personnel put your hands on an engine oil pressure switch for a TN 65? My dealership parts department says the're on national back order and the parts locator says there's none in Texas. I can buy it direct or through my dealer, however you want to do it. I have...
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    What's the line these days on keeping batteries it the refridgerator? I have some alkali batteries that I've had in the 'fridge for quite a while and some from the same lot in the flashlight. The batteries in the flashlight have been there for a year and a half, at least, and seem fine. Is it...
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    First I got an anvil, now I have a forge. I got it for $100. It needed legs because the old one were rotted so I built a set. I was going to post a before picture but I'd hit the wrong button on the camera before I started and the file was too big.
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    I stumbled onto this the other day for $75. I've been looking for a good anvil for years, I think I did O.K.. I also bought the vise pictured for $20. I'm going to mount it on my welding table so I don't screw up my good Wilton vise.
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    Tool Box Price

    This one is for Spencer200. I was at my NH dealer the other day and noticed that some of the new TN's have a fuel tank extention that ties into the filler pipe for the regular fuel tank and mounts across the back of the tractor. This takes up the space where the regular TN toolbox mounts so they...
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    Trans- Atlantic Flight If someone can figure out how to wire something like this up on a tractor they could mow their lawn from work!
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    Hazardous Substence
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    TN oil leak

    I have a TN 65 that has had a rear main engine seal leak since it was new. I've had it around a year and a half. It wasn't leaking bad, just a little around the weep hole. I mentioned it to the dealer and they told me they all leaked a little until they had some time on them. It sounded like...
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    Page Rollover

    I've noticed that on a couple of other sites that when a thread opens a new page the last three or so posts carry over to the new page. Is there a quick and easy way for us to do that? It can be a little bit of a PITA to have to page back and forth when there is, say, three new posts and only...
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    I just pulled this up when I tried to access the "Photos" forum. Did I get a promotion that I didn't know about? Warning: Too many connections in /home/tractorb/ on line 38 SQL ERROR: Wed, Feb 26 2003 14:37:18 -0600 Database error only visible to...
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    Scientifics I received a catalog in the mail from these people the other day. They have lots of neat toys. I'm sure there is one or two that can be used on our tractors. :)
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    Chains Alternative Chains They don't show these for tractors but you might be able to make a set if you were inclined. They show them for pickups, though.
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    Tire Studs

    I've been reading about the traction trials and tribulations you snowbirds have during the wintertime for a while now and I'm just wondering if any of y'all have tried studded tires rather than chains? Can you use studs in tires not designed for them? I'm sure that if someone was to ask around...
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    Blown Hydraulic Line

    I was pushing down a tree today when one of the hydraulic lines on my loader exploded. Line, not hose. It sounded like a shotgun blast and scared the mexican that works for me so bad he cleared a hundred feet in two steps. Here is a couple of pictures.
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    Something to watch for...

    ...when changing quick release loader implements. I was installing the pallets forks yesterday when I had a booboo. I approach the implements with the loader arms in near full dump postion. I do it this way so when I first lift the implement I can easily see if I have both sides of the quick...
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    Roll Off Weight

    I'm cleaning up some property I bought last month. I have a 40 yard roll off dumpster on site. I have a burn pile and two trash piles I have to scrape out of the dirt. My question is this, just how much dirt can you stick in one of these dumpsters without overloading it to the point the truck...
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    Home Depot rentals

    I had to go to Home Depot tonight for some stuff and I noticed they have a skid steer and an excavator in the parking lot. Small JCBs. I went to the rental counter and found out they are going to be renting them for $150 a day. I wonder how long the waiting list for those is going to be? I think...
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    Party Boat

    I went on a fishing trip Saturday with a friend of mine, here are some pictures. This is the boat.
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    I'm having problems with my keyboard. I have one of those HP keyboards with a bunch of shortcut keys. The problem is that the bottom row of keys and the enter key won't work unless you beat he11 out of them. They aren't sticking, they just won't do anything most of the time. Can I open this...
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    Bird Story Ya know, if a fella could train a homing pigeon...
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    lift cage injuries This is to remind y'all what can happen if you're not careful, not to give anybody any bright ideas! :)
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    French drain

    One of my rent houses is lower than the rest of the lot. I decided I needed to drain the lake so we have tunneled under the house and replaced the sewer and we're going to put in a french drain to try and keep it at least semi- dry. Have any of y'all used this stuff? I think it will save me a...
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    Homeowners Insurance

    Anybody besides me having homeowners insurance problems? I've had the same insurance since I've bought my house. It was the same policy the guy I bought the house from had. After seven years the insurance agent that handled my insurance was bought out. Now I have to buy a new policy and, in...
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    But does it come in hydro?
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    TN65 cupholder

    This is for you guys with TN65 or TN75s. I don't know if there is enough space on a compact's deck to make it work, but there might be. I bought the cup holder from a marine supply store for $16 with my discount. I had thought about making one out of wood but I wanted the resilience of nylon in...
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    grease gun

    I went by a friend of mine's shop today and noticed that he'd bought a nifty grease gun. So nifty that I ordered one. This set- up uses grease out of a one gallon paint can. The top is held on by thumb screws and it has a six foot, 1.5 meter to be exact, hose connecting to the gun. It has a foot...
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    Kubota 4310

    I read a classified ad in the Houston Chronicle today, 2001 Kubota 4310, 79 hrs, GST, MFWD, loader, box scraper and a stump grinder for 21,750. From what I've read on this forum that might not be a bad price. I didn't get a chance to write down the number but I can get the paper tomorrow if...
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    Anybody ever see a Pasquali? I bought a trailer to haul my tractor the other day. The guy I bought it off of had one at his house. This thing is actually a utility truck, four wheel drive. It has the engine in front, 2 cyl. Riccorini, I think. The driver sits behind the engine, straddling the...
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    A little dirtwork

    I've spent the last three days filling a swimming pool with dirt at an apartment complex. I took these pictures myself, I couldn't trust anybody there with my camera, so there is no action shots. I didn't do any of the calculations ( guesstimations), which saved my butt from some serious...
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    aviation website Some neat stuff.
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    TN 65 pics

    I finally bought a digital camera, let's see if I can post some pictures without crashing my 'puter or the server.
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    box blade upgrade

    Well, I finally broke down and bought that used Gannon box blade today. I gave $875 for it versus $1600 for a new one. It's a little banged up but I can do a lot of welding on it when it needs it for $725. I was doing some dirtwork and the wet clay I was moving would get both back wheels of my...
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    Forks Forks

    I made it to the auction today. I picked up a new set of Thomas 48'' skidsteer forks for $400. I wanted to spend about $200 but with new ones from NH quoted at around $800 and no used ones available I think I did O.K.. Somebody had a $300 proxy bid up for all the forks and Ritchie Bros. does...
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    Thomas attachments

    Anybody have any experience with Thomas attachments? Ritchie Bros. auction is going to run tomorrow and Thursday down here in Houston and I went over there to see what they have. I found a couple of rows of skid steer attachments that will fit my FEL. They have a few grapple buckets and brush...
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    Gannon box blade

    Anybody have any idea on how much a used Gannon H220 72" box blade is worth? I think they list for $1750. new.
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    Rear lift:TN65

    I have what I think is a problem with my three point hitch. This thing is extremely slow. It makes box blading just about impossible. When I first got the tractor it was twice as slow, around fifteen to eighteen seconds to drop from the top to the bottom. The lift stuck at the top the second day...
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    Dateline: Chicago

    CHICAGO - The war on terrorism took a strange and sad turn Friday as airline officials at O'hare International Airport refused to let a 73 year old grandmother board her plane as she had in her possession two, six inch knitting needles. Apparently authorities were worried that she may knit an...
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    NH manuals

    Has anybody ordered repair and/or parts manuals from the New Holland website? I ordered mine about two weeks ago. I was presuming they would show up in seven to ten days but I have not seen them yet. I was just wondering how long to wait before shaking someone's tree.
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    Got it!

    I finally took delivery of my TN65 yesterday. Here is a few first impressions... Stick a hammer and a screwdriver in the toolbox. I went to get a box blade from behind a mobile home where I left it when the 8N broke down. You guys weren't lying about the paint in the lift arm balls! The drawbar...