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  1. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    naaaa, Oregon state is MUCH too liberal for me to ever step foot into it, again. lol SR
  2. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I have my tractor with rotary cutter all loaded up, to head to a big job that will last quite a while, rotary cutting at a tree farm. I always enjoy doing tractor jobs at this place! SR
  3. Sawyer Rob

    Table saw versus track saw

    I have two Unisaws and a Huss (table saws) and I use a straightedge with a cordless saw for my track saw. You will have to "pry my cold dead hands off" MY Unisaw, before you will get it from me!! The problem I see is, most folks cheapo out on their table saw purchase!! SR
  4. Sawyer Rob

    Temp gauge

    I'd buy the aftermarket gauge and whatever fittings needed to install the new gauges sending unit, hook it to the new gauge and see that it works and then install the new gauge wherever you want. SR
  5. Sawyer Rob

    6x6 treated posts in ground

    I order from a building supply house. The difference in cost is drastic! .80 is a big jump and 1.0 is another big jump, all are spl. order. Telephone poles have been treated several different ways, depending on how old they are and where you live. SR
  6. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    First of all, all the soil you see in the pict. was put there as bucket load after bucket load of cowchit that I cleaned out from around a cattle feedlot. I hauled it all in (by the bucket load) and made that raised garden, (it's now composted out) even then some rocks still come up/through...
  7. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I got back to work on my back garden today, first thing I did was fill one of the trenches with flower bulbs, With that done, it was very easy to cover them up, Now I can ignore them until fall! lol SR
  8. Sawyer Rob

    6x6 treated posts in ground

    For marine rating, the post has to be treated to .80 or 1.0, barn poles are only rated .60, for in ground use. SR
  9. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Sunny 80 here today, I did manage to get the back garden trenches in. I'll be dropping flower bulbs in this trench, This makes it VERY easy to plant bulbs, potatoes or even to put plants in. SR
  10. Sawyer Rob

    Tractor News When will we see a Kubota Grand L 80 series?

    As soon as they figure out how to get that dozer tranny in a yuppie tractor, I'll buy one. SR
  11. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I'm getting ready to drop another big wind damaged tree, so I cleaned out a spot to drop it into, and I needed a landing cleaned out to skid it into, to cut it up, so I cleaned out this area too, Now, to find the time to finish the job! SR
  12. Sawyer Rob

    5’ Howard rotovator

    So can Maschio tillers, if you buy one with a heavy enough rated gearbox for your tractor, in other words, get one rated BETTER than your tractor. Same with Kuhn! SR
  13. Sawyer Rob

    Howard Rotavator Rototiller Clutch assembly

    IF the clutch was smoking tilling sod, then you didn't have your clutch properly adjusted! SR
  14. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I mowed a bunch of grass today too, as I mow my lanes, around my orchard trees, gardens, buildings ect... My Grasshopper really kicks azz... SR
  15. Sawyer Rob

    Auger bit for stump removal? Really??

    That "screw" in the center, does pull the bit into the wood... I'm not saying anyone took a stump out with one, but I'm betting it will self feed. SR
  16. Sawyer Rob

    2024 garden season

    My front garden is ready to plant, but I never plant this early, no need to rush into it. SR
  17. Sawyer Rob

    geared tractor operation question

    I use option two, with all of my gear drive tractors. SR
  18. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Time for a BIG load of oak and maple, does my wagon look over loaded?? My buddy was pretty proud of how much we got on the wagon, he wanted to see how much we could get on, In fact, we cut so much it would no longer stay up on the wagon, so I had to load it on the forks instead! And...
  19. Sawyer Rob

    Looking for inexpensive AW46 - Hydraulic Oil

    Here's my TCH user, An old Case mechanic told me NOT to substitute anything else because TCH has an additive that some parts that these machines, need for longevity. SR
  20. Sawyer Rob

    Looking for inexpensive AW46 - Hydraulic Oil

    NO, TCH is a spl. additive for certain parts in a trans and I don't know of anything cheep that replaces it. Last I checked into it, Hytran is the only replacement for it, but TCH fluid is best. It doesn't matter that there's cheaper replacements for Hytran/CIH tractors, TCH is a spl. fluid...
  21. Sawyer Rob

    King Kutter quality plummeted

    Anyone who thinks KK was EVER top shelf, has NEVER seen top shelf!! I've seen a couple of their older tillers with blown drive gears, not something I'd ever want to own. SR
  22. Sawyer Rob

    Student Loan Debt?

    IF my parents poured out money for me, like you are doing for your son, I would have thought that I had died and went to Heavan!!! I had to work for what I got and I'm glad I did. because now I know what a dollar is, and how to save it, for what I WANT! SR
  23. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Time for a BIG load of firewood, My buddy was pretty proud of how much we got on the wagon, In fact, we cut so much it would no longer stay on the wagon, so I had to get the last of it loaded on the pallet forks, grappling it to hold it in place! And then we headed home to the...
  24. Sawyer Rob

    3650P HST with 3h and broken HST?

    WHY, it works perfectly with something like a tiller. I have a Kubota with trans powered PTO, and I've made thousands of dollars with it, with a Howard Rotovator on the 3 point, doing gardens. SR
  25. Sawyer Rob

    Stump grinder..

    I'm just wondering, have YOU tried one on both types of trans?? I have both, so I'm not guessing on what one works properly or better, and what one doesn't. Mine works just fine on the tractor in the pict., and a hystat doesn't get the stump ground any faster... I ground over 30 stumps in...
  26. Sawyer Rob

    Stump grinder..

    And yet, I have THAT grinder on MY tractor, and using creep gears, it works perfectly, I only have to touch the clutch when switching directions. Glad I don't have it on a deere! SR
  27. Sawyer Rob

    Stump grinder..

    NOT true at all, if the gear drive tractor has creep trans... SR
  28. Sawyer Rob

    Grappling fun - A Picture Thread....

    Yeaaa, you have to buy "good stuff" if you are going to be prying, HLA makes some good forks! You can't buy "price" if you want good stuff! Take yours to a welding shop... SR
  29. Sawyer Rob

    Grappling fun - A Picture Thread....

    Pallet forks with a matching grapple is easily the most useful tool I've ever bought for a tractor, From sorting logs out of a pile, then loading them on the deck of my sawmill or trailer, to taking loads of slabs or lumber away from the mill, to holding firewood logs while...
  30. Sawyer Rob

    2024 garden season

    I just took the time to rotavate one of my gardens today, Once over and done... SR
  31. Sawyer Rob

    PTO Generator question

    IF it has a hydro, you better subtract a lot more than 5hp from engine to pto, most loose nearly double that. Then there's the fact that for EXTENDED periods of time, you shouldn't pull more than 80% rated power out of your pto. Buy the bigger pto generator, you will thank me later! SR
  32. Sawyer Rob

    PTO Generator question

    I run my 15kw pto generator "mostly" with a tractor that only has 12.5 pto hp, it works just fine! I even exercise the generator by running my welder and side grinder with it, and it works great for that too. SR
  33. Sawyer Rob

    Lefty Shooting?

    I was in the same boat, until I bought a LH rifle and practiced enough so it didn't feel awkward any longer. At that point my shooting performance improved a bunch, and I'll NEVER go back to RH firearms! SR
  34. Sawyer Rob

    CLANGING in the front diff of brand new T494....what the heck

    MY "better experience for the buyer" (me) was to quit buying compact tractors (including Kubota's) and start buying small lower powered AG tractors!! They are waaaaay better/stronger built and last "trouble free" a lot longer. By smaller, I mean 30hp on up. SR
  35. Sawyer Rob

    CLANGING in the front diff of brand new T494....what the heck

    What do you recommend the guys with Kubota problems, buy?? And YES there are guys with Kubota problems... SR
  36. Sawyer Rob

    Lefty Shooting?

    Sounds like you should have had MY grandpa!! LOL SR
  37. Sawyer Rob

    Lefty Shooting?

    NO, the CZ looks like an Anschutz!! lol AND the Anschutz doesn't have the assbackwardssafety like a 452! SR
  38. Sawyer Rob

    Lefty Shooting?

    When my dad was a kid, the teacher switched his left hand for writing with it! When he got home, he told his dad, and grandpa went to the school and knocked the crap out of the teacher! I bet that was the last time that teacher EVER switched a kid's hand! lol When I was a kid about 7 or 8...
  39. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Well, that's certainly better than some of the compacts, you are halfway to a forever tractor. lol I paid $3500.00 for this one in the early/mid 1980's, it's a modern 30 hp tractor with 3 point that has position and draft control, full hydraulics, power steering, live power ect.., it also...
  40. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Is the hood steel or plastic? What controls the HST, solenoid controlled? How much does it cost to change the oil and filters in that hydro? Does it have an on/off switch for the pto? Does the key switch shut it off? These are a few of the things that make a tractor very HARD to be a...
  41. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    And instead of buying a plasticized, electrified new tractor for 20, 30 or even 40 thousand dollars, that more than likely will need repairs, before it's even paid for! I choose to buy "forever" tractors made of steel, have no puter or def, and will easily last for thousands of hours, and will...
  42. Sawyer Rob

    Lefty Shooting?

    I'm left-handed, grew up with RH guns, then as an adult I started to hunt dangerous game and wanted every advantage I could get, so I bought a LH bolt action gun. It didn't take long to see I had been pizzing in the wrong pot, and switching to LH rifles was the best shooting decision, I ever...
  43. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    My "new to me" tractor is already making me money, It runs like a new one! SR
  44. Sawyer Rob

    Zero Turn Mower Problems

    That's why I like "simple", you move this lever and see if "that" over there, is moving, NOT more electrical crap to chase when things go wrong. SR
  45. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Cutting it out is torture, but a propane torch makes the job quick and easy... Been there and done that! SR
  46. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Single stage pumps are just as strong, as long as you have enough HP to run one. My splitter is single stage, and it takes a tractor with 30 PTO HP to MAX it out, and that's the HP the Deutz I use it on, has at the PTO. SR
  47. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    You can see it better in this pict., SR
  48. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    If the splitter is plugged into the tractor's remotes, they can be slow, but mine is self-contained and has a hydraulic pump on the pto shaft. That speeds things up quite a bit. SR
  49. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    IF, you let it go all the way full cycle, 10 seconds, more than fast enough to keep more than one person busy. Depends on how ambitious I am, around 1400 RPM's... SR
  50. Sawyer Rob

    1 tractor rest of forever -- what brand?

    The deere compacts I looked at lately had the Global, nothing spl. about it. SR
  51. Sawyer Rob

    1 tractor rest of forever -- what brand?

    Aren't you talking about the "Global" attachment? More than deere uses it, and it's much stronger than the skid steer attachment. I much prefer it, just because it's more positive and stronger, it's on most of the more powerful tractors. SR
  52. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Another nice day here today, my wife said we should split this load of wood, So off we go with the splitter to get rrr done, we saved most of the bigger rounds for last and this was the last one, and we split it right into my half cord boxes, That wagon load made just under two...
  53. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    My wife said, the gutters need cleaned go get the tractor, so off I go to get the apple box on the forks, and we got after it, They really needed it too, so it took a while to go all the way around the house, but we got R done! SR
  54. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    IF you have a good water source, hammering the logs with water really makes a difference, these were skidded through a sandpit, It cleaned them right up, SR
  55. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Each one has a job and earns it's keep, and I have a few others that have jobs too, like this Deutz that pretty much stays on the splitter, It's paid for itself over and over and has been trouble free, it just slooowly sips fuel, All of them are reliable and money makers! SR
  56. Sawyer Rob

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I'm ready for summers work, in the woods or the fields, SR
  57. Sawyer Rob

    Howard Rotavator Rototiller Clutch assembly

    I would convert it ASAP, even if it initially cost more. I have three Howards and the clutch parts are stupid expensive, and harder to get than clutch parts for my Woods rotary cutters. SR
  58. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Yes, I do keep the log post square to the bed, if needed my post are adjustable. To be honest, the edge of a board doesn't need to be perfect, as the edge will be cut or ran over a jointer when the board is used. The winch really does work well, just don't buy one of those china junk...
  59. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Another nice day here today, sunny 70's, so I decided to run the BSM. So, off I go with my loader tractor grabbing up this pretty nice older cherry, first trimming up the ends with my chainsaw and after loading it on the BSM, With that done, I started by taking the "slab" off and then a...
  60. Sawyer Rob

    1 tractor rest of forever -- what brand?

    Tell that to my neighbor who has two Kuhn rakes, and they go bang when you hit the switch. He's worried it will chip a tooth in one of the gear boxes, and I thought the same as you, until he started the tractor and showed me how it slammed in, pretty hard. SR
  61. Sawyer Rob

    1 tractor rest of forever -- what brand?

    Absolutely, but that's not possible on my neighbors new deere, it idles at a 1,000 or more RPM's and the dealer says that's for emissions, can't lower it and can't feather it in. My AGCO's idle at less than half of what his deere does, as does his older tractors. SR
  62. Sawyer Rob

    1 tractor rest of forever -- what brand?

    "Forever" is a long time from now, IF the mfg. no longer makes the part that you need, it doesn't much matter what dealer you have. LESS parts to go wrong is MUCH better, simpler means easier to figure it out yourself. Not everyone is an electrical engineer to keep one of today's tractors...
  63. Sawyer Rob

    1 tractor rest of forever -- what brand?

    AGCO is an American owned tractor company, one of the only two left. As you said, they own several brands and the AGCO's I have, I bought two new, and two used, as AGCO is now concentrating on Massey these days. IF you want simple and reliable these days in any brand, you have to buy used. SR
  64. Sawyer Rob

    1 tractor rest of forever -- what brand?

    I make money with my tractors, and I have no need for a big tractor to do so. I buy tractors I KNOW will last and last. Wanting a simple tractor that isn't full of electronics, doesn't take def or have some other stupid plumbing to go bad, and doesn't have whiney hydraulics that require...
  65. Sawyer Rob

    1 tractor rest of forever -- what brand?

    Are you sure it's a cylinder? That sounds more like an internal "valve" leak to me. SR
  66. Sawyer Rob

    1 tractor rest of forever -- what brand?

    DEPENDS, what size are we talking about, because NO one brand makes the best in all sizes! SR
  67. Sawyer Rob

    Howard Rotovator Rototiller: PTO Question

    LOTS of Blaster spray, patience, tapping with a hammer and prying. Heat as a LAST resort. SR
  68. Sawyer Rob

    Thoughts on Skag with Kubota Gas Engine

    My comment on that motor is, good motor but thirsty!! SR
  69. Sawyer Rob

    Howard Rotovator Rototiller: PTO Question

    IF you want it "right" you will need to get Howard parts, my experience with Howard clutches is, they don't last all that long using farm store parts. Next time one of my Howards needs a clutch, I'm switching it to a clutch off my old Woods rotary cutter. Maybe you are just doing gardens...
  70. Sawyer Rob

    Need trailer wood deck recommendation

    Ash rots too easy out in the elements for me to use it on my trailers. White oak is miles better! SR
  71. Sawyer Rob

    Add another Challenger to the TBN inventory

    Aren't you forgetting about Massey and Valtra? SR
  72. Sawyer Rob

    Stolen Tractor - New Holland TC 45

    What plow, I don't see a plow in any of the picts.. SR
  73. Sawyer Rob

    Add another Challenger to the TBN inventory

    That's why I bought this one a few weeks ago, I had to drive to Tn. to get it, but it was a great price, for a tractor that's in great shape, that had an easy life, haying. It's exactly what I was looking for (brand/model/options) and I have plenty of work lined up for it, so it's...
  74. Sawyer Rob

    Compact Track Loader

    You get it back in resale and service down the road! SR
  75. Sawyer Rob

    Compact Track Loader

    Your brother will ALSO be the guy that will be servicing and repairing it! Do you want him to be learning on the job, bitching because it's not something he used to, or do you want him to be working on something he likes and knows??? SR
  76. Sawyer Rob

    Compact Track Loader

    You say your brother is the above, and then you come here to ask your questions??? Why isn't your brother looking the options over, and then making the choice based on HIS experience?? He is "by far" the guy to be making the decision! SR
  77. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Com-on, let's get the show on the road!! SR
  78. Sawyer Rob

    death of regular cab pickups

    Yeaa, those toyotas are great, at least they are designed to break in a "nice" way... lol lol
  79. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I put NEW blades in my planer today, talk about it now making a smooooooth cut, SO, with the old blades out, I got out my knife grinder, and sharpened them, and set them aside, I should be all set for a while now! SR
  80. Sawyer Rob

    Pallet Fork / Lift Capacity question

    IF, you really wanted to double check with "experts", why are you asking here??? SR
  81. Sawyer Rob

    death of regular cab pickups

    That's not true where I live, "used" extended cab pu's are all over the place! Thing is, they now have "shortened" forward facing doors instead of suicide doors with no post. The reason GM added the post, is to get a MUCH higher rating in a roll over crash, as that post supports the roof...
  82. Sawyer Rob

    Which animals you think you could beat in a fight

    Mine only holds two, but that's OK, I've never needed more than two anyway... SR
  83. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Most things are, just ask my wife! SR
  84. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    It was the white pine I loaded on the mill yesterday, here it is again, That log had a lot of tension in it, I chased it around the log, but a little of it still got into the lumber. SR
  85. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    It was a really nice day out today, sunny 60's, so I made some 2x6's, It's always handy to have a few 2x6's around! SR
  86. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I'm completely out of 2x6's, so I sorted some logs out today, Pallet forks with the grapple makes it easy to reach in-between logs and pull out just the log you want! SR
  87. Sawyer Rob

    Which animals you think you could beat in a fight

    I'll follow up with this one, SR
  88. Sawyer Rob

    Which animals you think you could beat in a fight

    This is a really dumb thread, but I'll post this anyway, SR
  89. Sawyer Rob

    Log Hauler

    Me too, they work really good for log haulers. SR
  90. Sawyer Rob

    Shipping a tractor

    Go get it yourself, that's what I just did, I saved some money and went a bit out of my way coming back, to visit some friends I had not seen in many years. SR
  91. Sawyer Rob

    Oil & Fuel Oil Analysis of Traveller Premium Universal Hyd/Trans fluid

    I'm saying that, THAT depends on how it's used. I read in THEIR papers that said NOT to use it for HD hydraulic use, so I won't use it. What am I supposed to do, go to a job and look at it to see if it will cause HD hydraulic use, THEN decide if I should do the job or not?? NO thanks...
  92. Sawyer Rob

    Hydraulic fluid

    The problem with that is, it not about who made it, it's about what THAT company spec'ed it, and then does it then meet that spec... Just because company A made it, it doesn't mean it's spec'ed the same as company B's is. As for TSC, --------> THEIR literature says it's NOT for HD...
  93. Sawyer Rob

    Hydraulic fluid

    Am I sure about what? I read what I said above in TSC's own tech. papers online and compared that to others, like Blanes and Family Farm, TSC lost and with THEIR wording saying that their oil in NOT for HD hydraulic use. I will NOT use their trans/hydraulic in my tractors. SR
  94. Sawyer Rob

    Hydraulic fluid

    I would not use TSC trans hydraulic fluid in my tractors. I did some research some time ago, and it had a poor rating for hydraulics, so it's a no go for me. I went to Blains and stocked up on 5 gal pails of theirs when they were running a sale on it, theirs is made by Citgo and is rated...
  95. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Naaaa, went to get this tractor, SR
  96. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I was pulling a loaded trailer and stopped to see some long time friends, then I just wanted to get back home! I'm glad to be home now, I was gone a lot this winter. SR
  97. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Yeaaa, my Krieghoff Semper... I've drug it all over since it came to live with me in 1983. It's been my hunting companion since then, and it's just plain kept me fed, especially out in the Alaskan bush. SR
  98. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    IF, I lived closer, I'd come help you! I did get a lot closer the other day though, I was in Tn... lol SR
  99. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I used to feel the same way, then I got to thinking, my GO TO gun was proofed in Oct. of 1935, and I don't want to go back without it, so 1935 is as far back as I can go! SR
  100. Sawyer Rob

    How to back up a pivoting axle trailer

    When I was a kid, they had contest here. Lots of guys (farmers) could back two wagons and a few could back up three, all through an S curve to win bragging rights. I have no problem at all backing my wagon, to wherever I want, but this combo, not so much. SR
  101. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I don't think you will see that tractor processing any wood this summer, I bought it for a completely different purpose. I "may" put it on the splitter, just to put a few hours on it to "check it out", but just until spring when it starts its new job. BTW, I won't ever run out of trees...
  102. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I added another "new to me" horse to my stable, I'm looking forward to changing all the fluids and getting it to work! SR
  103. Sawyer Rob

    John Deere Vs Cub Cadet Garden Tractors

    Here's when they made them strong, It's lots of fun to cruise around on and even do a bit of skidding. SR
  104. Sawyer Rob

    Why not a small PTO rock crusher?

    I've see old ones at tractor shows that are belt driven that worked very good, didn't take a big tractor to run them either. SR
  105. Sawyer Rob

    Want to buy a sawmill - Talk me out of it!

    I don't have a log deck on my mill, and I do just fine. I actually don't see the need for one, unless you are milling, pounding out logs every day. I like to use the pallet forks to bring logs to the mill and load them. Then use the forks to take away slabs, cut them for firewood, and then...
  106. Sawyer Rob

    Which Brand/Model has largest HST Tractor?

    You can buy a farm tractor with an IVT tranny, much better/stronger than a hydro... Yanmar also has a tranny that's not a hydro that would probably fit your needs. SR
  107. Sawyer Rob

    Tractor Winch Weight

    Yeaa, the two biggest trees were a white oak and a red oak, the one above had 117 rings on the stump. I pulled out a BUNCH of firewood too, SR
  108. Sawyer Rob

    Tractor Winch Weight

    Does more cable mean smaller diameter cable? I've never needed that much cable, and to me it's a disadvantage unless you "absolutely" need it. More cable means more chances of snagging on the drum, and more chances of a rat's nest. Also, more cable will most likely reduce the pulling power...
  109. Sawyer Rob

    Rototilling price per hour

    Your little tractor much be gold plated to charge that much... lol I charge a heck of a lot less than that for my farm tractor and a 6' wide tiller! SR
  110. Sawyer Rob

    Jointer Questions

    To me this is a big deal, I'm betting you will "very soon" wish it was an 8" jointer. A guard can easily be made, but it will always bug you that's it only 6" wide. I had a 6" and I always hated it because it was always "just" a little too small, I moved up to an 8" and I've been happy...
  111. Sawyer Rob

    Loader Skid Steer or Euro loader attachments?

    I would bet the Euro is stronger! SR
  112. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Don, you are preaching to the choir. I've asked that friend of mine to wear protective gear so many times he gets mad at me now for even mentioning it. He won't even put in ear plugs! Yes it bothers me, but I'm NOT his baby sitter and I've done my part, in even offering him the use of my...
  113. Sawyer Rob

    Why isn't anyone talking about the Deutz Fahr 5080d?

    I believe they are owned by a rich Russian, that keeps me from even considering one. SR
  114. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I had my winch line hooked up high and winched it over. I wanted to make sure it would fall toward me, into the opening, and plus, there's a fence on the back side that I didn't want to have to fix. lol I've already cut two big loads off that tree, And split it up, by rolling them...
  115. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    It is. lol SR
  116. Sawyer Rob

    Oil level on a Lamborghini 550DT

    I'm glad you found it! SR
  117. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    We have plenty of big tree's around here too, That oak made a LOT of firewood, SR
  118. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    That would have made me cry! SR
  119. Sawyer Rob

    Air Compressor Performance

    I got it half off (at the time) because everyone wanted a new fangled up-right compressor. I wanted an horizontal, so it worked out perfectly. SR
  120. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    My stove doesn't complain if my firewood isn't "perfect", so I guess and I can keep the lengths pretty close. SR
  121. Sawyer Rob

    Air Compressor Performance

    Here's one of my compressors, I've had it since the early 80's, I've long since forgot it's ratings, but it works just fine for what I need it for and it just keeps just chugging along. It's an "honest" 5 hp compressor, unlike those fake ratings you see on them today! SR
  122. Sawyer Rob

    Student Loan Debt?

    It's pretty simple really, it's YOUR debt, YOU pay it!! SR
  123. Sawyer Rob

    Geothermal related to cooling in Michigan.

    I didn't say it didn't get hot there, but it's the exception not the rule. It get's hot in Alaska too, but no one has AC in their house. SR
  124. Sawyer Rob

    Geothermal related to cooling in Michigan.

    Move to the U P and you won't have to worry about AC. SR
  125. Sawyer Rob

    Oil level on a Lamborghini 550DT

    Keep in mind, I'm guessing about this because I believe your tractor is SAME built. You will find it on the right side of the transmission about half way up, and look for it from the back of the tractor. You check with the 3 point hitch all the way down. SR
  126. Sawyer Rob

    Oil level on a Lamborghini 550DT

    Look for a plug on the right hand side of the transmission case. You will need an allen wrench to get it open, it's flush with the case so a bit hard to find. Fill the case until oil comes out of the hole of the opened plug. SR
  127. Sawyer Rob

    high output Alternator

    The wiring that's carrying the bigger load should be upgraded too, or the wires will degrade. You don't want that problem! SR
  128. Sawyer Rob

    Industrial or Ag tires. Smoothest?

    Radials ride better and give better traction. SR
  129. Sawyer Rob

    Grasshopper snowblower

    Mine works fine in wetter snow, as long as you keep the RPM's up. Sure you get snow on you, if you try to blow snow into the wind! SR
  130. Sawyer Rob

    Grasshopper snowblower

    My 725 blows snow very good, I've blown foot deep snow too, and it handled it just fine. SR
  131. Sawyer Rob

    Your last generator Maintenance Run

    I have a Honda 2000 generator, also a Honda 2800 and I like the 2800 a LOT better. SR
  132. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Why wouldn't you just use pallet forks or a grapple to pick those little logs up and load them that way?? SR
  133. Sawyer Rob

    For sale $2000 or best offer 53' Ford jubilee stirring column is out, that's the only thing wrong otherwise she's an heck of a work horse!

    You'd be extremely lucky to get a thousand for it, where I live. Assuming that, that really is all that's wrong with it! SR
  134. Sawyer Rob

    Your last generator Maintenance Run

    2 pto hp per kw is a rating that figures in the loss' in the system and is a continuous rating for the tractor. SR
  135. Sawyer Rob

    UTV Winch?

    Yes, some do, but these things don't run constant, so a film of grease on the axle/bush will last for years, and it won't get over greased or end up with a damaged grease zerk. SO, mine don't have a zerk and for the limited use a snatch block gets, they don't need one. SR
  136. Sawyer Rob

    Want to buy a sawmill - Talk me out of it!

    Are you milling logs or people? "Side skins" sounds like you are milling people. lol The first cuts on a log make "slabs", second cut with bark on the edges are called "flitches", once all 4 sides are milled you have a "cant". May as well get everyone on the same page here so we at least...
  137. Sawyer Rob

    Want to buy a sawmill - Talk me out of it!

    Where I live, woodchips start composting out and turn into slippery mud with chips mixed in, not something I want anywhere near around my mill. SR
  138. Sawyer Rob

    UTV Winch?

    I have a few HF snatch blocks, you can see one hanging on my winch, I've made some HARD pulls on them and they handled it just fine. I did take them apart when I got bought them, put a film of synthetic grease on the axles and re-assembled. SR
  139. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I put my firewood in my half cord firewood boxes and each time I get one filled, it goes to the end of the line. When winter comes I move the oldest box of splits to the house and the splits get thrown down into the basement where my woodstove is. I don't have to touch the wood too many...
  140. Sawyer Rob

    Honda engine replacement

    Loose clone, not exact clone, and even though they seem to hold up pretty good, the Hondas do have better materials in them and are better engines. SR
  141. Sawyer Rob

    Looking for inexpensive AW46 - Hydraulic Oil

    Hundreds of dollars? I bet the main pump alone in it, goes for $10,000.00 or more... I can't imagine why anyone would be looking for cheapo oil for it! SR
  142. Sawyer Rob

    Automating multiple battery tenders - how often to turn them on/off?

    All I can tell you is, my batteries have been lasting longer since I started using tenders on them, I leave them on all the time. Also, I will NOT buy a cheapo or no brand tender. SR
  143. Sawyer Rob

    Looking for inexpensive AW46 - Hydraulic Oil

    I was trying to remember details as I typed my last post, but cannot, except to say that TSC oil isn't rated as, as HD oil as the others for hydraulic use. SO, why buy lessor oil for the same price? It was in some technical paper that TSC put out. I believe the Blains oil is Citgo oil, and...
  144. Sawyer Rob

    Looking for inexpensive AW46 - Hydraulic Oil

    All I can say is, not all that long ago I needed to buy a quantity of hydraulic oil, so I compared brands of cheaper oils. The three places I was comparing was Blains, Family Farm and Tractor supply, they were similarly priced for AW46 oil. I spent some time on this and I came to the...
  145. Sawyer Rob

    What happened to Massey Ferguson?

    Large farms here too, also large orchards. SR
  146. Sawyer Rob

    What happened to Massey Ferguson?

    Not where I live. There's waaaay more Masseys than Fendts here. SR
  147. Sawyer Rob

    Want to buy a sawmill - Talk me out of it!

    The real work is turning big logs, and my winch makes easy work of that, and I rarely have help when I'm milling. Anyone could build one for their own mill... BTW, I wasn't implying that I have a better mill or that I know any more than you or anyone else here, I was just saying that...
  148. Sawyer Rob

    Want to buy a sawmill - Talk me out of it!

    I've milled bigger ones than that, you get a bunch of lumber out of them! SR
  149. Sawyer Rob

    Front locker available for Kubotas

    Some do... SR
  150. Sawyer Rob

    A better way to kill moles and gophers?

    We would pound a piece of appropriate size water pipe in the ground on an angle, lite an M-80 pushing it with a stick down the pipe with a dead D-cell batt on top. BOOM, and you would see the batt land in a fresh disked field a quarter mile or further away. SR
  151. Sawyer Rob

    Firewood handling with tractor and crane

    OR, rather than build a table, just use the wagon or trailer you already own, Then roll the rounds right onto your splitters beam, It doesn't take long to rip them with your chainsaw if you'd rather get them to a smaller size first, SR
  152. Sawyer Rob

    You "Road" Your Tractor?

    What if you road your tractor to pull a tractor to a job, OR you need to get some loads of logs home, OR even more loads of logs home, Hook up and Get R Done! SR
  153. Sawyer Rob

    You "Road" Your Tractor?

    Cubs don't weigh much, biggest I've put in the back of my truck is an A Farmall, they are quite a bit heavier than a Cub. SR
  154. Sawyer Rob

    Cummins fined $1.675 Billion for gaming their diesel emissions.

    I did, the problem is it came with a Dodge wrapped around it! SR
  155. Sawyer Rob

    Want to buy a sawmill - Talk me out of it!

    Thanks... It's 6' by 8' so two people can sit in it comfortably, or even use it for a small cabin and sleep in it. It's a heck of a lot better than the tents I use to stay in, hunting out in the Alaskan bush for weeks! I used PT post in the ground, then milled dead white pines into post...
  156. Sawyer Rob

    Want to buy a sawmill - Talk me out of it!

    I'm not sure why someone would need to plane lumber for an outbuilding. I've built several right off the mill, including my deer blind, It's basically post and beam, with board and batten siding, I find the windows along the road cheeep or free. It's worked out perfectly... SR
  157. Sawyer Rob

    Want to buy a sawmill - Talk me out of it!

    I've never went through 5 or 6 bands in a day and although I have everything to sharpen and set them, an Amish guy here sharpens and sets them for $7.00 ea... When I get 10 dull ones and I'm over that way, I take them to him and let him do it. SR
  158. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Sorting for quality, I'm going to make some 2x6's. It was in the 40's here today with some sun... SR
  159. Sawyer Rob

    Want to buy a sawmill - Talk me out of it!

    I don't totally agree with this. It really depends on how much you are going to use your mill. IF you are going to saw all the time, then the more automated the better, BUT if you are only going to saw once in a while, on a manual mill, there just so much less to go wrong on them and a LOT...
  160. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Another nice day here today, so I sorted some logs, SR
  161. Sawyer Rob

    You "Road" Your Tractor?

    Sometimes it's the only way I can get my logs home, Or even my firewood, SR
  162. Sawyer Rob

    Farmi JL 304

    You have to get it red for the heat to be really effective. SR
  163. Sawyer Rob

    Farmi JL 304

    If nothing else works, you can always drill it out and replace it. Personally, I'd keep trying spray and heat. Sometimes it takes a lot of soaking. SR
  164. Sawyer Rob

    Want to buy a sawmill - Talk me out of it!

    That sure hasn't been my experience!! IF, that is happening to you, then it's mostly operator error causing it. SR
  165. Sawyer Rob

    Idiots overloading trailers.

    There's NO WAY I would put a D3 on this trailer, and it has two 6K axles under it. I have a trailer with three 6K axles under it, and I wouldn't care to haul a D3 on it either. SR
  166. Sawyer Rob

    Whining

    They don't call them the whiner tranny for no reason... SR
  167. Sawyer Rob

    If you are living in a rural area and have trouble getting high-quality internet but 5g At&t service available, try to find att internet air.

    I have fiber in front of my house, they want 2K to hook me up to it! There's NO way I'm paying that. SR
  168. Sawyer Rob

    Pallet forks to move round bales

    Like I said, you can't fix stupid! SR
  169. Sawyer Rob

    Pallet forks to move round bales

    IF, a guy rolls the forks back too far, it can happen, It's called operator error! I've moved thousands of bales with pallet forks, it hasn't happened even once, not even close. Don't forget, you can't fix stupid. SR
  170. Sawyer Rob

    Pallet forks to move round bales

    I've never needed anything like that on my pallet forks, I don't even see why it's needed at all. SR
  171. Sawyer Rob

    Truck winches

    I think I'd rather buy the one that's a proven design, been around a long time and made in the USA. I KNOW that model Warn is a good winch, at least mine has been, I've seen what it will do. SR
  172. Sawyer Rob

    Truck winches

    IF you want quality, you have to pay for it. Buy Once, Cry Once! SR
  173. Sawyer Rob

    Truck winches

    I have quite a few winches of all types and IF I could only have one electric winch, this would absolutely be it, (Warn 17801)...
  174. Sawyer Rob

    Truck winches

    I have a 20 or 25K winch mounted on its own trailer that has airplane wheels/tires on it. The winch runs off whatever tractors PTO the trailer is hooked to. I've winched out a buried dozer with it and let me tell you, you could hear the wire rope creaking and pinging! SR
  175. Sawyer Rob

    Truck winches

    I make my own batt. to winch cables, out of welding cable. I make my own ends too, out of copper pipe fittings. SR
  176. Sawyer Rob

    Pallet forks to move round bales

    It takes some practice to get good at it, but I can pick up 4x5's without even stopping and move them to a trailer. You do have to be careful not to break strings when going under the bales. SR
  177. Sawyer Rob

    Truck winches

    It says it has "evolved", I hope so because the one I had, had only one keyway between the shaft and drum. I stripped that out two different times! I got fed up with THAT, and welded the drum to the shaft, and sold the winch! I then bought the Warn 12,000 planetary winch (NOT china made) and...
  178. Sawyer Rob

    Truck winches

    For that price, it must be made in china. SR
  179. Sawyer Rob

    Deutz wont turn on

    My 30-06 came with a 4D batt when new, but I've had a decent car batt in it for years and years with no problems at all. IF I was buying a NEW batt. for it, I'd buy a group 31 batt. as I already know that's what would spin it over best. SR
  180. Sawyer Rob

    Model L

    I haven't had mine out of the barn in so long, I can't even remember where the crank is kept. SR
  181. Sawyer Rob

    Looking at a new 4710 leftover..$72k *update* bought a tractor..

    You are buying new at a used price, with a full warr., I'd buy it. SR
  182. Sawyer Rob

    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    C&C equipment pretty much has some of them forsale, all the time. SR
  183. Sawyer Rob

    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    I haven't had to chain it up yet, to push a full blade of snow wherever I want it, usually in one of my ponds. BUT, we don't get much snow any longer, global warming, I LOVE it! SR
  184. Sawyer Rob

    Changing the gear oil in my Howard HA 130 WU PTO tiller

    I use 80W 90 in mine, but any gear oil will be fine, change it once a year. If it's not obviously low, put back in it the amount you take out. Mine are chain drive on the side, and it along with the gear box runs in oil. I use a suction gun for the gear box, and I remove the side cover to...
  185. Sawyer Rob

    Deutz wont turn on

    Do you have the Hi-Lo range lever in neutral? (in the middle) SR
  186. Sawyer Rob

    Flat tire from 22LR case?

    I've run over literally, thousands of them and never had one problem. Then again, I don't drive on junk or wore out tires. SR
  187. Sawyer Rob

    Winches Warn (or other) winch on front of Tc40da

    Keep in mind, it's not all that hard to pull a tractor in half, with a front mounted winch. SR
  188. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    The sun degrades synthetic rope too, but the lack of abrasion resistance keeps me from wanting one on my skidding winch. SR
  189. Sawyer Rob

    chevy half ton tranny trouble

    I have a 2012 Chevy car with a 305hp V6, and 6 speed trans. It has 254,000 and change on it, and the tranny still works perfectly, never had a problem with it. In fact, it's still on its original alternator, starter ect... I did finally have to put a battery in it. lol Maintenace...
  190. Sawyer Rob

    Your last generator Maintenance Run

    Take it out every once in a while, and put a load on it. SR
  191. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Another really nice day here today so I thought I'd build the last half cord firewood box that I need, I now have plenty of them, and after I do some hunting, I'll be filling them up. I have some white oak to split, and I want it in these boxes as the way these boxes are designed, the...
  192. Sawyer Rob

    New $10,000 Toyota pickup

    I have a truck with a manual, have one with roll up windows too, ain't NO way I'm buying another truck optioned that way! Don't want one without AC either! I also don't need a truck loaded up with all the options either, so my Silverado isn't loaded and isn't stripped, but I sure like it! I...
  193. Sawyer Rob

    tracter

    local junk yard may beable to help
  194. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Don, according to YOU, you're so old you have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel! According to you, you're so old you fart dust, so why are you buying all that equipment? You old tightwad, if you spent some of that money on propane, you could heat your house the rest of your...
  195. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    My boxes have been lasting me 15 years and they live outside. Then I take them apart and reuse the deck screws and PT feet to build another. The old wood gets burned in the woodstove in my shop, so I get some use out of it too. I see 2x4's at the bld. supply yard that aren't straight, they...
  196. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I would just build them a little smaller, as for cost, guys are paying as much or more to get those baskets than the wood cost to build a better one. SR
  197. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I don't know how big they are, but it's not big enough. I got some for free, but I like the boxes I build a thousand times better. SR
  198. Sawyer Rob

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    A big thunderstorm went through this morning, but it didn't last long, it then was REALLY nice this afternoon, so I went to the mill to build another half cord firewood box, As you can see, my pile of lumber is about gone, Looks like it's about time to load a log on the BSM and...
  199. Sawyer Rob

    What compressor would you get?

    How come no one mentioned Le Roi compressors? Mine has been kickin=azz since the 80's, They last and last, SR
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