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  1. podagrower

    Time to Upgrade- Stuck in Analysis

    I've no input for OP, just stopped by to say to say that my monitor's size and the forum format made for a really interesting preview of the title. Just a few letters makes quite a difference.
  2. podagrower

    Premix vs gas station 2 stroke

    Two chainsaws, a weedwacker, a stick edger, and a leaf blower. I put both chainsaws away with ethanol fuel in them for probably 5 years. Both of them got fully rebuilt and now get engineered fuel because they do not get regular use. The weedwacker, edger, and leaf blower don't ever sit long...
  3. podagrower

    TC33D Water Pump Torque

    Must be the season, I just changed the water pump on my TC40 over the weekend. Pulled the battery, radiator, took the fan, spacer, and pulley off. As everyone noted, the gasket for the factory water pump appears to be part of the engine casting process? I debated using the OEM pump versus...
  4. podagrower

    Removing water

    My tractor (New Holland TC40) has a bit of water in the hydraulics, fun times! Fluid and filter change are imminent, but in my hunt for a long term solution (as this is not the first time water has been an issue), I've come across a couple of water absorbers that you can put in the hydraulic...
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    Replacement Loader Pins

    There was no more ignoring the condition of my New Holland 16LA loader after last year's gardening; but due to the poop hitting the oscillator I managed to delay maintenance for another year. One of the curl cylinders has become a fountain and the other one is also leaking. Well, since I have...
  6. podagrower

    Let's talk filters

    It's absolutely time for a fuel filter change on my tractor, so I figured I would go ahead and do the air filters just based on age, not hours. There are many options online, some look a little questionable and I'm avoiding them. I remember the air filter being a ridiculous price at Napa, so...
  7. podagrower

    Driveway advice

    It's time to fix the driveway for real. About 10 years ago, I built a driveway with "road base", which in my area is recycled concrete and limerock mixed. It has served us well, except for 2 spots where I suspect I just didn't get it thick enough, the rest of it has hardened and packed down...
  8. podagrower

    6.0 Power Stroke Questions

    By default, I have found myself in charge of maintaining a company truck. 2006 6.0 PSD, F350, 4x4 flatbed. We finally got to 36,000 miles on it this year (yes really), and I checked with the garage that was doing the oil changes, and the oil changes were the only work ever done. So I had them...
  9. podagrower

    A trip down memory lane

    I took my dad to a local tractor museum for his birthday yesterday, Paquette's Farmall Museum in Leesburg, Florida Home - International Farmall Tractors. It was very considerate of them to host an antique truck show on the same weekend we were there. The place is way bigger than I expected...
  10. podagrower

    NH TC40 Hydraulic Pump Question

    My worklife (and brother in law) have kept me from having any real tractor time over the past year. Yesterday was a the first day I really needed the tractor in a couple of seasons and that's when the trouble started. No lift or rollback for the front end loader, and lots of noise from the...
  11. podagrower

    Sand spur total yield per acre

    Just taking a quick break from this year's harvest to post some preliminary numbers. Looks like this years crop will be around 1 bushel per acre (down a bit from last years), this may be due to the Bermuda High ridge that has persisted most of the year. I haven't called processing plants for...
  12. podagrower

    Let's play guess the weight.

    I don't know the answer, so there is no prize, sorry. One of our local companies is a concrete manufacturer. They make concrete beams, poles, and bridge sections. Ordinarily, they move the large stuff (like bridge sections) at night, to avoid messing up local traffic during the day. Lately...
  13. podagrower

    Wild Turkeys

    This was my jobsite for about 6 months. Every morning and every afternoon, a troop of about 12 turkeys would come thru. Pretty cool to watch the hatchlings grow. Never saw the Toms with the hens, only saw 2 Toms, and they were trying to figure out who was top dog (turkey)
  14. podagrower

    Internet based TV

    Anybody have experience with InternetVue 2100 wireless PC2TV adapter DVI VGA or similar products to send internet TV shows to their TV wirelessly? I'm ready to ditch the dish, I think. Anybody have experience with Magic Jack? (Might as well ditch the phone while we're at it)
  15. podagrower

    Let's talk brakes again

    My brakes have started making a bad noise:(. Under light pedal pressure, there is no noise, and they stop straight. When you use them a little bit harder, there is a grinding noise, much like gears grinding on a non synchronized transmission (how old do you have to be to remember that sound)...
  16. podagrower

    Starting a Garden

    Next spring, I intend to start my first garden. Like a lot of people, we had a garden when I was growing up, but it was left behind as lives got busier. Now that I have a tractor and some acreage, I want to grow something. I have an area about 1/4 acre just begging to grow some food in...
  17. podagrower

    Tires for the new front end

    I finally got the front wheel drive fixed in my TC40:D. So, now that it has FWD, those slicks need to be replaced. The book says they are 10x16.5 6 ply tires. Common size, lots of choices. The question becomes, 6 ply, 8 ply, 10 ply, any advantage to a heavier grade? Anybody have any horror...
  18. podagrower

    She finally gave up (my old van)

    I need a full size van for work, and about 5 years ago I bought a 98 Dodge 2500 van with 130,000 miles on it. The guy I bought it from was not big on maintenance. I fixed the few issues (bad speed sensor, bad oxygen sensor, needed a tuneup), and started driving. The first couple of years, I...
  19. podagrower

    Stupid trailer owners

    I know my trailer is too short to carry my TC40, fel, and bushhog. I like it that way. It keeps me from thinking I can make a living doing tractor work. It also keeps family and friends from thinking my tractor can be borrowed. With that being said, I saw someone today who lacked this...
  20. podagrower

    New Driveway Project

    Irrigation laterals..... Just to prove I am my father's son, I bought all the pipe and fittings at the same time, from the same store. The output on the well is 1 1/4", so I decided to run 1 1/4 for laterals and reduce to size as needed. I bought about 400' of pipe, rented a ditch witch...
  21. podagrower

    New Driveway Project

    Well, something had to be done. Our existing driveway had washed out, and become impassable to any vehicle without four wheel drive. Our choices were to either fix the existing drive, which wasn't where we wanted it anyway, or put the driveway where we did want it. On the first day, I started...
  22. podagrower

    Front Wheel Drive Gear Replacement

    Okay, I made a great buy on my used TC40:D becouse it needed some repairs/maintenance. I've fixed and replaced most of the problems and only have one thing left...one big thing The previous owner broke the front pinion gear:eek: . I have the two axle shafts and differential in the garage and...
  23. podagrower

    TC 40 first and third problems

    My new (to me) TC 40 was well used when I bought it about a month ago and I have been spending as much time fixing broken lights and hydraulic leaks as I have spent working (playing) with the tractor. One of the small things wrong with it is that it doesn't like staying in first or third gear...
 
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