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    Can not replacing valve stem seals create bigger problems down the road.

    My 2001 JD 4310 is starting to get pretty smokey on startup. I am 99% sure it's the valve stem seals because it's a blue smoke. It clears up after about 30 seconds when the engine starts to smooth out. I never have to add oil between the 100 hr changes so I know it's not leaking terribly...
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    Truck transmission wizards need some advice

    I have a '67 ford F100 that has a transplant late 70's ford 351m with a C6 transmission in it. Problem I am having is the the truck is acting like a manual when you don't push in the clutch when stopped. It just flat out stalls. Put it in neutral starts right up put it in Drive and...
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    Anybody thoughts/ideas on feasibility of sound dampening aftermarket cab.

    Got a Curtis cab on my 2000 JD 4400 and while I love it, Its not like a factory cab and it is loud inside. A lot of resonance from the engine and transmission bouncing around. Was looking ebay and seen self stick sound dampening pads used or autos with those super stereo systems and was...
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    Tell me about hay tarps

    I know this seems like a silly question but looking for advice on what type of tarp to use for outdoor hay storage. Here's the parameters: Climate: Northern Michigan-mild temps low humidity summers/fall weather all over the place from warm temps to snow/winter-snow, snow and more snow with...
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    6 lug center hub/disc do they make them

    Been shopping for 24" rear rims for R1 tires. Most come without a center/disc and the center disc I have seen sold by places such as nebraska tire, miller tire and others all have an 8 lug center disc. I have seen a few 6 lug rim sets but it doesn't look like you can adjust the spacing on...
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    Rural King going to start selling tractors again

    Looks like Rural King is going to give it another shot at selling tractors. Just got a flyer email from them stating they are going to run a pilot program at a few select stores. From what I read in the blog it looks like they are using TYM platforms with Yanmar engines from Georgia and...
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    Skid Sheds

    I been considering on purchasing or building a what I call a skid shed. Sheds that are delivered assembled on flatbed and have no foundation or set posts. I see a lot of vendors on craigslist selling them and they look to be of good quality and pretty reasonably priced. Plus they apparently...
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    sickle bar mowers love them or hate them?

    Whats your thoughts on sickle mowers. My experience is only based on about 20 feet of mowing before I had a catastrophic failure of an old MF 41 3 point sickle mower. I obviously bought the thing used but it was in great shape for it age other than the drive belt. Put a new belt on lubed...
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    Needing some advice good early model balers.

    Been considering buying an old baler for years and have narrowed it down to an IH 420/430, NH 56/57 or a JD 14/24T. Would consider an old Ford 420 or Oliver 60 but I have a feeling that parts for those are probably next to impossible to find these days. My biggest concern is ease of parts...
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    Can a power steering pump be used as a drive pump??

    Here's my situation. This spring I picked up a Case 446 tractor with a mid mount mower and rear hydraulic tiller. To my dismay, I can't keep the fast hitch linkage on the tractor and the mower at the same time on the tractor. I been thinking about taking the mid-mount mower and...
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    Tell me about your Case/Ingersoll garden tractor

    I just recently purchased a Case 446 16hp Onan with a blower, mower and tiller. I've watched vids of them on youtube and from what I can gather they look like pretty rugged machines. One of the big selling points for me was the larger rear tires for a smoother ride on uneven terrain...
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    Whose else is using Ecobrick fire blocks?

    Bought a pallet of those Ecobrick fire blocks from tractor supply and absolutely love them. Don't get me wrong I still burn conventional firewood probably 60-70 percent of the time but I have to say I am impressed with those compressed sawdust bricks they sell. I only use them when I want a...
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    When will tractor manufacturers finally offer a front 3pt and implements for CUTs

    You guys ever think a front 3pt will be as common of an option for CUTs just as front end loaders are now? I know it's fairly common for larger 150+ hp Ag tractors to have them especially in Europe and I have found a few aftermarket manufacturers in our neighbors to the north that make them in...
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    How well do shelter logic hold up in heavy snow areas?

    I've done a lot of research on portable shelters and the general consensus is that a permanent shelter such as a pole building is a much more sensible choice especially in heavy snow load areas. I just don't have the time nor finances this year to build a structure like that but really need a...
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    Wife and I are going Green with a 4310.

    As of today the Mrs and I closed the deal on a purchase of used JD 4310 tractor and a slew of implements. I had my heart set on a 3032/3038e but this deal came up and was too good to pass up. Actually the main reason I bought this was for my wife. I love my Kubota L2500 and that thing is...
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    When will a manufacturer finally create an affordable retro style tractor

    I was surfing through all the major tractor manufacturer sites and maybe it's just me but today's tractors have no class or identity other than a particular color of paint. Badges, hood ornaments, particular grill designs, logos stamped into the metal have all been replaced by colorful...
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    How to put a rear remote on an old tractor

    I been wanting to put a rear remote on my old oliver Super 55. I don't need high flow just enough to move a cylinder for a sickle bar or maybe a hydraulic top link. My current configuration is what is in figure 10-60. Been trying to find a valve body as in figure 10-62 and have had no luck...
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    Is it common to ballast steer tires instead of using suitcase weights

    On my old beloved Oliver it sometimes gets a little light in the front when lifting heavy implements mainly the 6' brush hog in particular. I been looking forever for some suitcase weights for the front everytime I found some shipping was going to kill me. Is there any cause for concern by...
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    Will welding fry an ammeter on a tractor?

    I think I know the answer to this but anyways just looking for some confirmation. I was welding some sway chains on my oliver and forgot to disconnect the battery. Everything seems to work fine and it appears the tractor is still charging. I had ran it several times and it always started...
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    Do they make a portable slip clutch?

    I have a few implements that really should have slip clutches on them. i.e snowblower, bush hog and pto manure spreader. I was wondering if they make a portable slip clutch that I can just attach on the 6 point spline on the PTO side of the tractor and can easily move it from one tractor to...
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    Excessive vibration/shudder with flail mower

    I have an old Mott 60 flail mower that I had picked up off craigslist that shudders and has excessive vibration whenever operating at PTO RPMS on the tractor. It originally had knives that were too large for it and were slapping against the housing but I have since replaced all of them with new...
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    Need some advice on old school charging systems

    I currently picked up an old '42 Ford GPW jeep that I was able to get running but having some issues with the charging system. My ammeter is reading zero and barely moves when key is put in run position. Ammeter goes to 60v and its only a 6v system so I don't know if there is more resistance...
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    Do Tractor dealers/Parts Suppliers offer core credit for certain parts.

    Fortunately so far I haven't had to buy any major parts for my tractors yet but was wondering if you can get core credits for certain tractor parts like many parts suppliers do for automotive vehicles. Some of these core credits can cut the cost of a part by over half. I know that...
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    What additive you put in with your diesel.

    Was cruising some of the diesel truck forums and occassionally hear about how crummy the new ultra low sulfur diesel and the problems guys are having. Don't quote me but apparently the new diesel with it's refining process to get the sulfur out also removes a lot of the characteristics of the...
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    Anybody here ever use U-ship???

    I am constantly searching fastline and tractorhouse looking for deals on used tractors. I have come to the conclusion that other states can beat prices locally by a long shot. Some are even selling packages with tractor, mower, box, loader, box blade and trailer. All one would have to do is...
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    wood briquets vs. standard cord wood?

    Was wondering if anyone can share some knowledge/experience with burning wood bricks instead of regular split cord firewood. I just was surfing craigslists and a semi-local sawmill is selling a pallet of wood bricks (claims to be equiv. to 4 face cord) for just 20 dollars more than what I can...
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    Purchasing Digital Copies of owner's manuals

    Anybody here ever purchase digital copies of there owners/service/parts manuals for there tractors from a 3rd party website (not the original manufacturer of the piece of equipment)? I been looking for some pretty specific manuals and the one place that seems to have them is a website called...
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    Gas engine throttle lag governor or fuel delivery??

    Got an issue with my old oliver super 55 that hopefully some of you guys that work on old iron can help give some ideas on what it might be. When I increase the throttle there is an excessive amount of travel without the engine rpms increasing and then once hit a point it will increase...
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    Difficulty/costs in changing FEL to a quick-tach set-up

    I was wondering if anyone has went and converted there FEL with a permanently fastened bucket to a skid-steer quick attach. I will probably have the dealer or thought about taking my tractor to a local metal fabrication shop and build one. I'm really hoping to be able to use the existing...
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    Will this idea work to backflush a "shallow well" ?

    My parents house has a 2" 160' "shallow" well that I would like to see if I can increase the flow rate on. I use the term shallow because it's a 45 year old well that runs off a 3/4 hp shallow well jet pump. The well is artesian and will flow about 3 gal a min on it's own without a pump...
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    Need some answers hydraulics 101

    I today went and did some parts pricing to hopefully eventually set up secondary hydraulic to both the loader and and rear of a tractor (It will be one hydraulic run with a selector valve to front or rear). I have a few questions that hopefully you guys can chime in and answer for me. I am...
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    How long can you get out of a set of spark plugs.

    Not sure if this is in the right section but figured since they run off of fuel it would be close enough. How long can you get out of a set of spark plugs? I know this is going to be an extremely variable answer based on type of engine, carb vs. FI, etc. I was more specifically looking at...
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    Does running mig/shielding gas penetrate deeper than running flux core?

    Been thinking about upgrading my welder. I have a century 90 amp mig that is run off of 20a/120v that I've had for 15 years. Thing is convenient being small compact and able to do small repairs. Works great on small gauge steel and stock up to about 1/8". After that it seems I can still get...
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    Log home owners what stain you use on your house.

    Just wondering what stain you guys all use for your log home and what's your opinions. Been using Sikkens SRD on my log home. Been really happy with the results. It's an oil based stain so I can just go over the old stain with minimum prep and the wood soaks it in nicely and have had the...
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    Buying Advice Best user friendly CUT for the mrs.

    Been a lurker in the shadows here for a while but finally decided to join up. Work constantly keeps me away from home unfortunately so the Mrs ends up having to do a ton of the work herself. Main uses would for her would be tilling, FEL use for firewood, and snowblower and possibly a flail...
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    Long time viewer first time poster

    Just wanted to say hello and thanks to everyone on TBN. Been following this forum for years and absolutely love it. I have used this as a resource for ideas and advice for some time now. I can tell from day 1 this site has my kind of people in it. Looking forward to participating with you all
 
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