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  1. bindian

    Valve stems

    I won the bid on Big Iron for 4 new 16.9x28 tires from Mahindra with the rims. All 4 tires are mounted all the same direction. So I thought I could mount one as is and have the tire shop swap one. I will resale the other two. The wheel and hub are not at my tractor's settings, so today...
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    Bypass Hose

    After 14 years of owning my 6520, I found a design feature I do not like. I had leaking radiator hoses. While snooping around for the leaks, I found a 2.5" long hose going from the water pump to the thermostat housing. It's about 1.25" in diameter. It was leaking also. So today, I removed...
  3. bindian

    Axle Breather

    Anyone got one of these........... I need to replace this one......... MahindraUSA has none and doesn't know when they will. hugs, Brandi
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    Foor Deck

    For those whose tractors have rubber floor mats, take them out from time to time to clean out the dirt to stop this......... In lieu of removing the rear fenders to get this floor out, I will cut the floors across where the front of the fender is. Then I can treat top and bottom sides with KBS...
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    Gas Pressure

    After having a Mig welder for about 5 years, I finally bought a tank of 75/25 gas and a roll of unshielded wire. I figured my Hobart manual would tell me the pressure, but nothing is there. What pressure do I dial in to send to the torch? Do I just crack the bottle open, like acy., or open it...
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    Armstrong Ag Land Plane

    I finally put the 3PH arms on and hooked up my new 8 foot land plane. I do love what it does. I pull it with my 6520 Mahindra 4WD, in mid range 3rd gear. Sometimes I need to down shift to first gear. At that time, dirt is going over both blades. I will be welding a hitch plate on the back...
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    Amco 9 Foot Offset Disc

    You can read all about it here............. $2200 firm. hugs, Brandi
  8. bindian

    Backhoe Boom Cylinder Leak

    I figured I would share my plan to rebuild my backhoe's (Bradco 511) boom cylinder. The cylinder is enclosed in the boom structure. To get it out, I had to dig a deep pit so the rod could be removed while leaving the cylinder base installed, buried inside the boom. I have rebuilt all the...
  9. bindian

    Mobile Fueling Station.

    I have have been wanting to make more diesel storage and an easier way than lifting 5 gallon jugs of fuel. I picked this aluminum L tank last spring at a RB Auction. I used home cut 2x4s and 2x6s over 4 inch (actually 4.5 inch) square skids. I brushed on 3 coats of Copper Naphthenate 8%...
  10. bindian

    Gooseneck Hitch On Grapple

    I got tired of swapping my grapple for my loader bucket to move my gooseneck trailer while stacking lumber and moving logs around the sawmill. So I welded a receiver tube to the grapple and welded up 3/8" plate to make a ball mount. hugs, Brandi
  11. bindian

    Boom Gouge

    I gouged the side of the boom, when I had to upright it with my loader bucket. Post #38 It is about a 10th of an inch deep. Should I blend out the gouge and weld a bead over it, or just blend it...
  12. bindian

    A Project I Had Not Planned On Doing

    I have a Mitsubishi MS070 excavator. Caterpillar rebadged it as a CAT E70 when they bought out Mitsubishi. Anyway, I am forced to rewire the whole machine because of old wiring that got too hot and melted. Some wires are just so old, the insulation is falling off. I have burnt steaks showing...
  13. bindian

    Ford 5900

    I found a Ford 5900 with a Grade Master land plane. The owner wants $9700. I am thinking of offering $8000 and juggle from there. As you can see, the Grade Master has the adjustable scarifers and cost over $2000 new. Also the suitcase weights cost $$$-$$$$ when you can find them. Also the...
  14. bindian

    24 volt relays

    Wasn't sure where to post this question. I'm installing a 24 volt diverter valve on my CAT E70 excavator. The relay has a "resistor" in it. That's what Amazon called it. I'm not sure which is the ground terminal 85 or 86. I think it is 85. Can anyone tell from looking at this diagram on...
  15. bindian

    12/24 volts

    I am thinking about buying this valve to run my thumb on my midi excavator... 12/24 VOLT DC 13.2 GPM SAE 8 SOLENOID OPERATED DOUBLE SELECTOR VALVE Surplus Center insists it will run off of a 12 OR 24 volt system. How is that possible? I will be using it in a 24 volt system. hugs, Brandi
  16. bindian

    New To Using MIG

    I finally got all my welding ducks in a row and welded my first job today with my brand new Hobart 210 MVP. I have only arc welded in the past, and mostly in high school ag class. So that is ancient history. Anyway, I had scraps cut and was gonna practice and play around, but I broke the tack...
  17. bindian

    Faulty, Low Pressure Warning Lights Illuminated

    My faulty and low pressure warning lights, just right of the green healthy light on the upper panel, came on yesterday evening. These lights are hard to see, as the top of the steering wheel blocks them from me. I noticed they were on. But my low oil pressure light was out.:confused: I knew...
  18. bindian

    My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks

    I got tired of adding posts and photos to my various project threads, so I started a "master" thread here. One last time, here is a link to flood photos from the last two weeks.......... post #6351. It's...
  19. bindian

    Caterpillar Diverter Valve

    I bought a E70 Caterpillar excavator. I'm in the planning stages of putting a hyd. thumb on it. But I'm having a long search for a valve. I need at least 17.2 gpm with 4,000 psi and 24 volts. I gather there are coils I can add to use a 12 volt valve and convert it to 24 volts. Any help...
  20. bindian

    Click, click, click

    My 6520 didn't wanna start this morning. It did the same thing Sunday, so I made sure to let it idle at 1000 rpm for a while before shuting down. It just went click, when I turned the key to start. I tried it again and, click, click, then it started will plenty of starting...
  21. bindian

    Welding while wearing contact lens

    Back in high school agriculture class, I learned to arc weld. Back then, we were told to not wear contact lens while welding. With today's auto darkening hoods, can you wear contacts with no effects on the contact lens and you eyes? hugs, Brandi
  22. bindian

    Caterpillar Rotary Joint

    Two weeks ago I bought a Caterpillar E70B. It's my first excavator. Besides changing a couple of lines and loose linkages on the bucket, I don't have much to do, except TLC and changing fluids and filters. Today I found out why the two lines to the rotary (swivel) joint wore out early. The...
  23. bindian


    In 2010, I bought a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 dually. Earlier this year I replaced all 4 shocks with Mopar replacement shocks. I told my Dodge parts guy I didn't like them. He told me he can still warranty them, just bring them in and they will replace them. My
  24. bindian

    1000 Hours

    My 2007 Mahindra 6520 4WD hit 1000 hours last weekend. Only problems I have had, besides operator error:o, is replaced the hydraulic pump drive pulley and replaced the 90 degree fitting going into the steering cylinder. I do have a few seeps, but every "experienced" tractor I have ever seen...
  25. bindian

    Brake Controllers

    My brake controller might be ready for replacement. Intermittently, with no trailer connected, I get "NC" lite up. It should be no lights. The brakes, when connected work fine. What controllers do Y'all prefer? Which controller is the industry leader? hugs, Brandi
  26. bindian

    My Daughter's Fence

    My daughter usually comes up with unique requests for her birthday. She now asks for a fence across the back property line of her home. Not any wooded fence, but a wire panel fence. Something like this. So, this last weekend, my Son and I loaded up the truck and drove to Manor. The first...
  27. bindian

    Corn Sheller

    I am wanting to grow field corn for my growing duck raising endeavor. I will be buying a corn sheller and was wondering if any American made electric corn shellers are on the market. I would even consider an old one powered by a tractor. Not really wanting hand cranked, but might go that way...
  28. bindian

    3PH Pins

    Does anyone know if Mahindra makes a Cat 1 sliding end............just the sliding part...........of the left lift arm to fit my 2007 Mahindra 6520? As you can see in the photo, my new (to me) Ford Model 101 3 bottom plow's left hitch pin is too short for my Cat 2 swivel ball. I cut 1/4 inch...
  29. bindian

    Ford Model 101 3 Bottom Plow

    I just bought this Ford Model 101 3 bottom plow. It was near my house, so I jumped on it. I have a couple of questions. I read somewhere on TBN how to measure to know if you have a 16 inch or other size. The plows are about 16 inches apart and the share is 38 inches long. How do I tell...
  30. bindian

    Duck and Dog Fencing

    I started putting fence posts in 2 years ago along my driveway. I cut the posts myself on Lee's goat farm (Weldingisfun). Lee loaded them with his Mahindra's loader after I limbed the trees. Since I did so much work, I was treated to a vension supper. Yum. After I got the logs home, I cut...
  31. bindian

    Plow size

    The last few hours I have been searching plow sizing per tractor or per horsepower. I found a lot of information on 30 hp tractors. I have a 6520 Mahindra (57 PTO horspower) 4WD with loader and a backhoe subframe for a Bradco/Mahindra 511 backhoe. Without the hoe it weighs around 10,000...
  32. bindian

    Shell Transmission/Hydraulic Fluid

    I ran out of Shell Spirax S4 TXM fluid and I am needing to add fluid to my Mahindra. I usually buy it by the case at the local oil distributor. TSC has Shell Rotella HD Trans/Hyd. fluid. Is this Rotella HD fluid compatible with Spirax fluid? hugs, Brandi
  33. bindian

    Loader Valve Spool Stud

    Last Sunday, I broke the threads off of my loader valve's "up" rod end adapter that threads into the spool. I thought it had came unscrewed, as it had before. I took the boot off to find it broken here......... Yesterday morning I used a left handed 1/8th drill bit and spun the threads out...
  34. bindian

    Last Payment

    I'm in full blown party mode right now with mister Royal.:D Just paid my bills and made the last payment on the Big RED Beast.:cool2: Yippee!:thumbsup::licking::dance1::cool2::drink::tractor::cloud9::salute::proposetoast::soapbox::number1::jump::hyper::applause::wave::checkeredflag: hugs, Brandi
  35. bindian

    Tractor Outfits

    Guys and Girls, I am a first time Grandma as of August 7th.:cloud9::cloud9: It is also my daughter's first child.:cloud9: I bought a green:o onesy from TSC for my Granddaughter, Chloe, but I am looking for some RED outfits.:thumbsup: Now, show me your Kids or Grandkid's tractor...
  36. bindian

    Backhoe Bucket Grader Blade

    I have had the idea to make a 6 foot grader blade fit my BH bucket teeth for a long time. I proofed the idea with some treated 2x8s and bolts. It worked great until I swung it into a tree. So I ordered a cutting edge (and bolts) from KingKutter that fits both their box blades and rear blades...
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    Mahindra Ad in Texas Farm Bureau Monthly Newmagazine

    Years ago, I sent a copy of my Texas Farm Bureau monthly news magazine to Martin at MUSA, telling him that Mahindra needed to advertise in it.:thumbsup: As all other tractor brands advertised there. Well, the Sept. 6, 2013 issue came out with a full page Mahindra ad.:D Yippee, Mahindra does...
  38. bindian

    800 Hour Service Light

    At 804 hours, today, my service light came on. The green healthy light is on. I don't remember getting the light except at the 50 hour mark. This is just a routine scheduled service light, right? All engine parameters were fine at shutdown. I just put her in the barn and raised the loader...
  39. bindian

    Amazing Find.............a Drag Harrow

    I was checking out another Amco disc when I stumbled across a fork lift pallet with a pile of harrow and a spreader pipe on it. I inquired on the price and got them down to $500 for this 10 foot drag harrow. Only thing wrong with it, besides being used is the spreader pipe has been left in the...
  40. bindian

    I need a longer trailer

    I loaded my recently rebuilt offset disc up Saturday afternoon, along with the tractor and took it to the scales. The disc has to be unhitched and the tractor backed over the tongue to get the tractor's front tires on the deck, to stow the ramps and lower the loader bucket. Tractor and disc on...
  41. bindian

    Paint Guns

    I wasn't sure where to put this, so I put it here. I am rebuilding/repairing a 9 foot offset disc and I am at the painting stage. I need a paint gun to paint all the nooks and crannys on the underside. I have used numerous paint guns painting aircraft in the past, and I even owned a Snap-On...
  42. bindian

    $100 Skid Steer Forks

    I found used Skid Steer Forks at the last RB Auction when I went to look at the equipment, the Saturday before the auction. I never found these forks in the online inventory. I had to return on Sunday to register for on site bidding and asked. I was told these forks were sold in the...
  43. bindian

    Amco Offset Disc

    I am not sure what model Amco offset this disc is. I do know it was built in Yazoo City, Mississippi. I am thinking:confused3: it is a vintage F42 model Heavy Duty. It is 8 foot 6 inch wide with 24 discs that are 22 inches in diameter. The discs are on about a 9.5 inch spacing. It is suppose...
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    Skid Steer QA Bale Spear

    I have been needing a bale spear, but thought store bought ones were priced too high. So I decided to build my own. I started with a Skid Steer QA Adapter Plate I bought at a Richie Brothers Auction for $65. Then I added 2x2 inch square tubing with 1/8 inch thick wall for a frame. Then I...
  45. bindian

    Going slow

    I usually drive my 6520 around my place in 3rd gear mid range (7th) and now it seems like I have the brake on, but the park brake is off. To take off in 7th, I need over 1500 rpm. Now, 1st gear mid range (4th) is taking more rpm to "get up and go". Any ideas?:confused2: I have shifted down...
  46. bindian

    Bradco 511 Swing Cylinder

    My 2007 511 BH has a leaking swing cylinder. Anyone have any experience with removing one? Or can it be rebuilt while installed on the backhoe? hugs, Brandi
  47. bindian

    My tractor's new ride

    After searching used trailers for over 2 months, I finally decided to buy new and brought it home today. 24 foot +5 foot dovetail, 22,500 pound dual tandem Top Hat trailer. It has so many neat features, I am still finding something extra. I upgraded from my 20 foot, 14,000 pound trailer...
  48. bindian

    New Sound in Neutral

    This morning I worked the Big RED Beast in the rain for an hour, then left it outside to "wash itself off". This afternoon after moving a culvert around, with the transmission in neutral it would make a ticking, scrapping sound. Like something was rubbing. It would quit when I put it in gear...
  49. bindian

    Instant Pond

    I've been wanting to dig another pond. You can read about the first one here with an island for ducks. With 11 days off, I figured I could get'r done. First photo shows me clearing topsoil away. The 2nd and...
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    Insurance costs

    In recent emails, I had been given a cost of $750 for my tractor liability insurance in my new start up business....Big RED Beast Excavators. Now the Farm Bureau agent just sent me quote of $2806. My question is what insurance do Y'all have and how much do you pay for digging in the dirt...