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  1. radioman

    stripped BX 60" deck blade bolts

    My BX24 60 inch mower deck had a couple bolts stripped and spindles threads was ruined. I think i got a little overzealous :ashamed: with the air impact when tightening them since last summer the blades were spinning and not cutting from one of them. I had a bear of a time trying to take them...
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    Oil & Fuel bx24 glow plugs

    ugh.. not a good week. first off yesterday i went to plow the snow and i had hard time to starting the BX after glowing 30 secs 3 times. so i said screw it .. crank on it till the any compressions makes enough heat to start. got her started. started to plow 5 feet and then POW! my front left...
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    dot numbers for those under 26000lbs

    guys - i bought a ram promaster with Gross vehicle weight rating 8,550 to 9,350 lbs . my registration says 7k weight. I want to tow my 16ft dual axle trailer for work and trailer is rated for 7k gross. I guessing with this combination, ill be over the fmcsa dot weight rating system of 10,001...
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    seat jam nut on BX24 campaign notice letter

    I just got the letter in the mail today about a mandatory campaign notice and it also comes with a sheet with instructions how to check the jam nut. I cant help but notice in the pictures it has the BX25 not the BX24.:confused2: Basically kubota wants me not to operate the tractor if the seat is...
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    horse manure in gardens

    As spring is right around the corner and I'm patiently waiting for it to warm up- I been thinking about the gardens right now. This year I plan on adding horse manure to my garden to improve the clay like soil from a nearby farm that is literally 5 mins from me. The farmer says he has BOTH aged...
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    older homelite super xl chainsaw

    Ok- need your help guys. I got a metal homelite super XLAO . I am 80 percent sure the coil is bad. I wanted to get another coil, but my search on the internet and ebay shows various wild prices for the blue coil a94605. On ebay - from the same guy randy he got them listed at $506,$411,$307,$ all...
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    tail light convertors

    Long story short - I just hooked up my 16 ft landscape trailer to my kia sedona couple days ago to pick up a cub cadet tractor to fix for a freind. I checked the tail lights to make sure its all working before heading down the road and no lights. what?! Was working beginning of the summer. So I...
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    how not to get off the highway with a trailer

    I just saw this video this morning --- Video Captures Moment Truck Launches Off Highway . I cant believe how he went off the highway with the trailer and mower on the back of his truck.
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    beet juice being used on roads instead of tractor tires.

    I just came across this article today and needless to say , I am surprised. They are using beet juice (rimgaurd ?) and mixing with brine spreading on the roads. After all these years, I never heard of this till today.NYS Thruway Authority to use beet juice to pre-treat roads - Victor, NY -...
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    Android App

    My TBN android app just did a self upgrade sometime today and whenever I try to open it - I get a crashed message. Is anyone else having this issue?:(
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    Homelite super XL

    I got a homelite super XL recently off from craigslist and found a crack fuel line on it. Got a few questions. When I ran it before discovering the line was cracked- it was running real rich and hard to start. I replaced the line and it ran a whole lot better, but it was a bear to put the line...
  12. radioman

    Mice chewed brake wires

    a few days ago I came home with a full load of firewood on a rainy day with my 16 ft trailer. On the way I was wondering why my trailer was listing to one side when stoping and felt rough. I saw the tire was worn thru as you see in the pictures. It was only one tire and not the other three. I...
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    sand roller

    Now how cool is that?! :thumbsup:
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    MF1250 FEL hydraulic pressure

    Does anyone know how to check the pressure on MF1250 specifically? (tractor belong to my father and he doesnt use computers so I am doing this for him) I did a quick search here and did not find anyone doing it for the non-hst 1250 model. He is saying that the FEL feels pretty weak and I want to...
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    creative use of farm part in a truck hitch

    Ummm .. say what is that?!?
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    string beans plants being eaten

    GRRRRRR 3 days ago, I spreaded the rabbit,deer repellent granules in my garden to keep the animals out and yesterday I saw HALF of my string bean crop leaves eaten!!!!! I saw a couple small bunnies hopping around, couple different sizes of deer across my garden so its not working. Question is...
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    need to bleed ABS block after line replacement

    I just replaced the rear brake lines on my 98 chevy blazer along with new calipers all the way around. The problem is when my line blew, the fluid was low and air got into the ABS block. I have trouble bleeding it and discovered through google that I need to have a ABS scan tool to help purge...
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    bellows for fireplace

    Instead of buying one ready made, how many of you have made your own? Any plans you can share?
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    untaxed fuel

    I came across a forum today that talked about IRS red dye and EPA red dye in fuels in kerosene and diesel. Now What has me confused is which is which? which one is darker? Is it true that EPA red has too much sulfur for on road engines? The reason I asked is because my wife tried to do the...
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    leather jackets

    Does anybody have a recommendation on killing the leather jacket larvae? couple weeks ago I saw them on my driveway and couldnt figure out what they were till I saw an newspaper article on identifying them. They are dirty gray wormlike and stinks when smooshing them flat.
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    diesel weight

    I did a quick search here on TBN and havent found any threads on this. or maybe I am looking in right place?:o Anyways, I am planning on getting 50-55 gallons of biodiesel or off road since the prices is killing me now. I was hoping to get enough from now till fall to curtail the higher prices...
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    float on mf1250

    Can anyone confirm if the MF1250 has float on the FEL? I know my kubota has float and I can engage it by pushing up past detent. I tried it on my fathers mf1250 and there seems to be no float position.
  23. radioman

    BX24 diggin out stump

    Yesterday afternoon I started digging out the poplar tree stump. Last month I cut down the tree since it was getting too big, and I hated the white cotton crap pluggin up the skimmer in my pool. I only spent maybe 3 hours just chipping away the dirt between the roots so I can cut them away later...
  24. radioman

    bearing seals

    Yesterday I took my trailer out to repack my bearings for the year. I found the rear seals ( i think that is what its called) looked bad. If you look in the picture, There is a metal coil that is twisted. I found that wedged in the rear bearing gap. That was the worst one. The other 3 were ok...
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    cargo buckles

    I just ran across this new style of cargo self recoiling ratchets at my local do it best hardware store. The website to this is new tie downs is CargoBuckle - The worlds most convenient tie-down system . The strap looks like its made with a seat belt material. The way it is designed it looks...
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    starter ropes

    Sigh! I realized I have to replace starter ropes in half the engines I have that uses a pull start. they range from 2 cycle chainsaws to kitty cat snowmobile, wood chipper, gas blower and a skidoo snowmobile. I am confused with the size of 3 and half, 4 and half etc. Does it really matter...
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    Mowing 60 inch deck seals

    If you guys could take a look at the picture I just scanned from my "rotary mower" owners manual for the 60 inch deck at line number 10. It says gearbox oil seal change.It should be changed every 2 years but I don't see anyone replacing them on their decks here at TBN. I emailed messicks and got...
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    breakaway battery

    I have a 2 year old going on 3 years 16 ft landscape trailer with a breakaway system. It came with a dinky little battery in a tiny box. Last spring when I took the trailer out to get it road ready, I tested the breakaway and found the battery is dead. There is no charging wire to it. I took it...
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    hydraulic steel lines DIY?

    I am in the process of planning of adding on a single spool made from prince to my BX24. My problem is the limited amount of space to place the valve. I have come to a conclusion that to give it a clean look, I think I want to use steel tubing like the kind that came with my BX hydraulic system...
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    Mowing BX homebrew mower stand

    Here is my version of mower stand to hold up the 60" deck for winter storage. I made this last year and it worked well so I am using it again this year. The second pic shows how well it's still standing up with no problem with one wheel removed on gravel. Just an FYI, I use my FEL to move the...
  31. radioman

    homemade dual axel trailer

    My father had a small massey ferguson lawn dump cart that is made with thick metal sheet for over 30 years. I have tried to find another one just like it and no one makes it like it anymore. I bought a crappy lawn dump cart from tractor supply with nice tires but the sheet metal is like 1/16...
  32. radioman

    truck plow on a BX

    I am in a process of converting a old, beat up truck plow that needs alot of work to my BX. Last winter I was able to obtain a free truck plow from my uncle. I needed to use it right away so I made a quick modification. I took the A frame off the plow and pinned the plow straight to the fel arms...
  33. radioman

    BX24 MMM lift to top fails

    My BX24 MMM lift is not working the way it should. I can raise and lower the MMM with no problem. I just can't get it to lift all the way to top so i can turn the knob to TOP . I also noticed that when driving with the MMM lifted as high as it will go, it bounces against the stops and it drives...
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    extending warranty on BX24

    I just received a postcard in mail about my warranty is about to expire soon. It also has a statement about calling to get a extended warranty. I havent needed to use my warranty at all, but Wanted to touch base with you guys and see what you think? How much would it be ? I am afriad to call to...
  35. radioman

    kubota road show

    I stopped at my dealer today to pick up some sudt and noticed a tractor trailer with hot graphics painted on the trailer. There was website address showing . I was in a hurry to get my sudt as wife was in car with my kid and didn't have chance to ask about it. Does anyone know...
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    trailer tire blowout

    I was on the way home last night when the tire suddenly blew! I had no problems slowing down and stopping as everything was perfectly smooth to a stop. To make a long story short, I had a loaded trailer of firewood and wood splitter in it and was 20 mins from home on 1.5 trip. I had no spare for...
  37. radioman

    13 year old tows 2 horses 1300 miles alone!

    WOW!! , I am not sure if I sure post this in the safety forum or here since its trailer related. A 13 year old boy drives over 1300 miles towing 2 horses with a pickup to a rodeo!! While, I have no doubts a farm boy would be more capable of doing things like this on a farm compared to a city...
  38. radioman

    MF 1250 cab

    I am looking for a source for a cab to put on a Massey Ferguson 1250 . I tried google and here on TBN. It seems like there are no cabs made for the massey ferguson 1200 series. Can anyone here help ?
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    convert a backblade to landscape rake on BX

    i currently have a 4 ft backblade for my bx. I would like to have a landscape rake as well. When i looked at my backblade, i see a single bolt i could remove and add a single I beam and was thinking of adding tines to the I beam to have landscape rake. I figure this would give me the best of two...
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    Fisher plow on 1250

    I am posting this for my father. He wanted to show how he connected his fisher plow from his old truck and connected to the 3 pt hitch. Basically he used his front frame from the bush hog in the winter time and mounted on the fisher plow a frame with pins from TSC and added angle iron to toplink...
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    Can I add rimguard myself ?

    After reading several posts here, did a search on rimguard, did a search on liquid ballast, I am convinced that I prefer to have rimguard in my BX24 rear tires. My dealer prefer wheel weights, and he only carries calcl if I wanted to go that route. I sent email to rimguard for nearest dealer to...
  42. radioman

    BX24 HST dampener

    Have anyone tried to reverse the HST dampener in effort to lessen the reverse head snapping ? :confused: In case for those who don't know what i meant, If you look underneath the BX24 and move the HST pedal ( with brake on of course and engine off for those who are with :rolleyes: the safety...