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    2004 Kubota L3130 HST Bogging Down

    Howdy, We have a 2004 Kubota L3130 HST with 1300hrs on it. Been a reliable machine until the last few hours. We have noticed the engine bogging down more and more. The engine bogs similar to when you push too hard on the pedal when its cold or when in too high of gear range, except when its...
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    Old cedar roof shingles with asbestos coating?

    Old cedar roof shingles with asbestos coating? I am tearing apart a 1910 vintage roof on our home and stumped on what I am dealing with for a material that was used to treat these cedar shingles back in the day. I am hoping someone can shed some light and maybe someone has ran into a similar...
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    Homeowners Insurance during a renovation/addition?

    Hello, I am in a predicament regarding our homeowners insurance on our old farmhouse. A little back story, I am a carpenter and we bought a older farmhouse in New Hampshire 10 months ago and trying to figure out home owners insurance for it. We had a policy that was typical standard coverage...
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    Rough cost to ship a tractor these days?

    Roughly what would I expect to pay for tractor shipping for a 30hp compact with loader and backhoe say 1000 miles? Trying to locate a nice used tractor and nothing is close :(
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    Pulling down a block chimney?

    Hello, Hoping to get some thoughts on pulling down a block chimney at our home. Story: older, I think 60’s vintage block chimney that is in very rough shape. Many block have been compromised to the point some have softball sized holes in them. It is beyond salvageable and leaks extensively into...
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    Rough Foundation Cost?

    About to embark on a solid kitchen renovation of my own home. This section of our 1890’s house has a questionable foundation. Before I spend a good amount of time restoring the old fieldstone foundation we have talked about rebuilding this 14×28’ space from the ground up. With this space gone...
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    Southern CA Car Antifreeze Percentage?

    I live in Maine and my girlfriend is driving her 2007 Honda Fit for the first time in a cold climate. She bought the car in Southern CA and it has lived it whole life there. I am a tinker who got thinking, does her car have the correct antifreeze ratio for a cold Maine winter? Normally I would...
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    Welding table top?

    I am about to build a welding table and would like some opinions. I plan on building some steel furniture such as table frames so 4�8 is the size I am planning on. I am thinking 2肺4 3/16 members under as a frame to keep it straight and (6) 2肺2 tubing as legs. Does that sound reasonable? I...
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    Multifamily Realestate?

    Anyone on here own a multifamily buildings? I am a 26 year old who lives in Portland Maine. I have been thinking about buying a multifamily(3-4 unit) apartment for the last year or so and I think now is the time to pull the trigger. My goal is a take advantage of the FHA low interest rates...
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    Conversion Van or small rv

    Am looking at picking up a used conversion van or small r/v like a class b. My current plan is to road trip cross country for a few weeks as well as use it on weekends. I want to spend enough money to get something that isn't on its last leg but at the same time I don't want to tie up too much...
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    Maine land timber value?

    I am in the market for a large parcel of land in southern Maine. I just walked a large plot that is in the process of being cut. I know this is a very open ended question but what sort of value can the property owner expect to get paid per acre for a mixed hard and soft wood forest thinning. I...
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    Big Ash Burl

    Anyone on here make some cool woodworking projects out of a burl? I never really noticed this burl but i have ridden snowmobile by it for years. The tree is now dying and I really would like to try and get it from the land owner. It's part of a 500-1000 acre parcel that was cut very heavy last...
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    Land Access Over Railroad?

    So I am interested in a nice 110 acre parcel of land that has a working passenger rail corridor through it. In order to build a home I would need to build a driveway that crosses it as well as bring power over it. Anyone care to chime in on what would be required? I am guessing the rail...
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    Newholland 1920 4wd front wheel bearing slop?

    So my 1995 new holland 1920 with 950hrs seems to have some play in both front wheel bearing. When jacking up the tractor and grabbing the top and bottom of the tire and wiggling it I would say there is approximately 1/8" of movement at the outside face of the wheel. The play is coming from the...
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    Car vs SUV safety

    Like alot of you guys I live in a real setting which requires commuting a decent distance for work every day. I personally drive 350 miles per week for work. I am a recent college grad and before I got out of school I drove the old family 2500 suburban. I loved it, other that the fuel costs it...
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    Home serveillance systems?

    Like alot of you guys we live off the beaten path. We got broken into last year and even though they caught the thief they couldn't prove he stole the goods and just got nailed with possession of stolen property. So the dumb kid who broke into the garage is back living down the street. We need...
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    Compact tracked loaders comfort?

    As much as I love tractors I find myself eyeing compact tracked loaders more and more. How are they to operate on rougher ground for long period of time. Do they beat up the operator? I have researched the machines alot. I really like the cat multi terrain loaders similar to the ASV system...
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    Buying Advice  Woodslot tractor? 50-70hp

    Any recommendations on buy a used 50-70 hp tractor for working in my woodlot? I would like to find a low hours machine for say 20k. But depending on the machine the hours could vary. I don't feel I need a cab. Just going to get beat in the woods. I like synchronized gear tractors, but haven't...
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    Box Scraper  What 72" box scraper to get?

    So I had my heart set on a rear blade but I think the box scraper is the way to go. I have called around most of the local places. Woods has two 72" models. The lighter duty most places are getting 1200 for and the heavy duty close to 1500. Woods and lands pride are the only companies my local...
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    Buying Advice  1920 box blade size?

    I own a 96 1920, ag tires filled with calcium, and fel. I would to buy a 6ft but wondering if the tractor will pull the 5ft better. Any input? The rear width of the tractor is 5'5" so a 6 foot would be nice so I would be working on an area wider than than machine, but i dont want to get one to...
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    Lincoln Invertec v-250s ?

    I picked up a used Lincoln Invertec 250s tig machine from a friend of a friend. It's seems like a nice little dc stick/tig combo. Anyone have any experience with these? I picked up a argon tank and played around with fusion welding some 304 exhaust tube with good results. Still have to pick up...
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    Rear Blade  60" heavy duty rear blade sugestions?

    Hello, I own a 35hp new holland that I am looking to mount a rear blade on. I plan on using this for tight bike trail work so it needs to be a narrow blade. I am trying to find a 60" heavier duty blade. All of the 60" blades I seem to find are light duty and designed for smaller 25 hp and under...
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    What to buy? Cant decided on what used utility quad to buy...

    I am looking to spend around 3k on a used quad. I would mainly be using it for working in the woods, pulling logs, and hunting. I ride enduro dirt bikes so I will not be trail riding the machine so speed and high speed handling is not a concern for me. I have a good friend who is a polaris tech...
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    Older 12-18k lbs excavator options?

    I have had my eye on a 1995 Hitachi ex70 that is for sale near my house for months now. I am new the world of excavators. Can anyone suggest some makes/models of 12-18k lbs excavators to look at ? Like most my main focus is getting a lower hour well built machine that has a good reputation. I...
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    Thinning in Maple grove?

    I live in central Maine and we have a 10 acre lot on a hill that is used as a hobby maple grove. We tap about 500 trees a year. The lot was cut somewhat heavily about 15 years ago for timber but the owner at that time left any nice maple to grow. Now the lot is beginning to get a very dense...
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    1996 1920 exhaust routing?

    I have a 96 1920 4wd tractor that we have had since new. Has 700hrs on it and been a great machine. I notice one thing when running the tractor that drives me crazy. At low speeds and engine rpm, depending on the wind direction the exhaust from the side exit pipe blows directly into the...
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    Dealing with a thief?

    Monday I had a few sets of alloy wheels stolen from outside my parents garage as well as a riding mower. Today the garage was broken into, and a dirt bike was stolen as well as the door smashed. Here is a little history I am 24 years old and basically share the garage with my farther as i...
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    Small septic or tie into existing?

    I friend of mine has a hunting camp with a full septic. We are building a small single bed guest cabin 400ft from the camp up on a small hill. The septic was designed for one additional bedroom in case the existing camp was expanded. I am helping with the site work with my tractor and we would...
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    Backhoe  New Holland Backhoe Replacement Bucket?

    I own a 1996 new holland 1920 with an older ford backhoe on it. I think the backhoe dates back to the 80's. All the decals are missing off the backhoe so not able to share that info with you guys . The backhoe currently has a 24" digging bucket on it and for digging ditches and removing small...
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