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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    There is a human he’s just in India. lol.
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    Pictures of an athletic field contractor

    Are you concerned that many places are going to fake grass with the rubber pellets or whatever they are or do you prep areas for that also?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    It’s be much more helpful to link to a “good site”.
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    Storm water management

    What funny is there is a major research hospital within walking distance and 90% of the people on the street are doctors or high level nurses/etc.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    From what I can tell Waymo basically has a call center in India with people monitoring their “self driving vehicles” and intervening. They don’t disclose any information about how often the “call center” intervenes during a drive. Pretty crazy if you ask me. @CloverKnollFarms thank you for...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    It would be hilarious/but sad if a whistle blower disclosed that Tesla Ai auto pilot was really a bunch of people in a bunker hooked up to neuro link driving them around.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I agree with you but I’m curious. Did you read the article and if you did do you think it made Tesla seem like a checkers vs chess situation?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    It makes me worried about all the other “things” they are so sure about: based off a title and not reading any further?!?
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    Storm water management

    It looks to me like all of them used to go under ground and discharge at road level. I’m guess over the year pipe got clogged/damaged so this is an easy “fix”. I have no problem with it just found it interesting and different.
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    Storm water management

    Never seen it done like this before just dumping it on the sidewalk. Some house have 3 or 4 on support pole dumping from 15 or 20 feet up.
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    Somebody say they were having trouble finding grapples?

    Cheap, fast and reliable everyone’s goal, rarely achieved.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I dont think anyone even reads the links they post. From the article. “However, Waymo’s impressive performance comes with an asterisk. While no one was behind the wheel during my rides, Waymo has remote operators that sometimes provide guidance to its vehicles (Waymo declined to tell me...
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    Excavator flail.

    Flail update. It is a beast when run at full flow of 28gpm at the recommended max of 16gpm it is ok. At 16 it is still great on Greenbriar’s, blackberries, reeds, tall grass and stuff. At 16 it does ok at 2 to 3” diameter trees but if it doesn’t feed perfect it will jam up. At 26gpm you can...
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    This thing should finally be here on Monday, hopefully sooner. I’ve been plowing in cobble rock soil and it actually plows easier than hard clay back home. I had to cut the extra toe off the front of the plow tip because it was pulling down too tight trying to suck the pads in to. Every...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Trust me bro situation?
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    Cleaning out parent's stuff

    My Grandma was starting in on dementia to where we couldn’t take care of her. In the assisted living she told us God told her to stop eating and go. The place forced her to eat and she lived another 8years not knowing who people were being generally pissed off the whole time. That was 20 years...
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    Shop AC Sizing

    My building is supposed to have r21 fiber insulation but the way they put it on it is squished down so I don’t think it’s really that high. My roll up doors aren’t insulated(and don’t seal up tight at the top) I need figure that out.
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    Shop AC Sizing

    my unit also has dehumidifier setting but I that’s just ac running at max. lol.
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    Shop AC Sizing

    Klimare 18k btu 19 seer diy kit.
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    Shop AC Sizing

    I’ll see if I can find where I ordered it on. Amazon.
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    Shop AC Sizing

    I have split in my 26x30 steel building with insulation everywhere but the doors. I set the ac at 83 in the summer(upper 90s and 90% humidity for most of the summer. Even at 83 with out the humidity it feels ok the I just turn it cooler if I’m in there. The main reason I use it to to keep the...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Yes we know you used to have a super fast drag car and now you’re happy with 0-60 on 25 seconds but don’t act like fast cars don’t sell. lol.
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    And this happened

    I think I heard it al the way over here. lol.
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    Engcon tilt/rotator arrived:)

    Worst part is it’s a shop I use often and so while they should fix it I’m not sure I want to go that route. I wish they would have called me to let me know they were struggling before they destroyed them.
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    Engcon tilt/rotator arrived:)

    I haven’t got it on the machine yet. The spacers/ears/bosses whatever you want to call them were to narrow for my stick. I had a machine shop press them out machine .25” off the face of each and press them back in. The mushroomed them up and now I can’t get pins in.
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    Had a tough day while waiting on the plow. I’ve just been drilling everything which suck. Pulling double 2” back after a perfect long drill, one pipe broke and the other slipped out. Went from being done at 11am nice and easy to 4pm wtf just happened. lol. Still getting used to this...
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    I haven’t had any problems with the shaker box(yet) but I have replace the lift cylinder, the offset cylinder and the blade steer cylinder. None of them were inexpensive. lol.
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    With 650 the machine wouldn’t lift but the blade would ride up if I went to fast when pulling with the excavator. I welded some extra toe onto the tip and it stays down tight now matter how fast we go. I rented a wheeled ptx44 I didn’t like it not enough traction and it rode up crossing hard...
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    The directional drill I bought in person from a “friend” has been my worst purchase recently. I eventually got it right and it still ended up being an ok deal but let me down a few time till all the demons were work out. The machines I’ve bought without seeing in person have been from...
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    I really like the rt40 @ 2ft deep or less. How deep do you for irrigation?
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    Nice. In the last two years I put about 250k ft of 2” in the ground for fiber tv/cable/phone. That was very open and rural the 80hp plow was awesome. I was about to buy a small dozer plow right before the cable company starting taking bids on each 20mile node instead of one company doing the...
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    It won’t even move at 38” deep without the vibrator. I can’t remember the ft lbs of my big plows shakerbox but it’s crazy. At full shake houses a few hundred feet away complain about plates and windows shaking. The longest pull I’ve done of 2” conduit was 1600ft before the pipe broke. It...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Dude is there anything good about where you live? The complaints from you seem to be endless!
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    Turbo and Oil question, non tractor

    It is oil lubricated and water cooled lack of oil is going to kill the motor before the turbo. Most dead turbos I see are from boost leaks causing over spinning from trying to reach a psi it’ll never get to because of the intake leak.
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    There are using a feed blade here, I’ll be using a pull blade with a floating bullet pulling in 2” conduit off the reel.
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    It’s in route gotta get past that Canadian wall.
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    The trencher is just there I never use it. The plow it what makes money. If you see a quad track machine for 10k let me know lol.
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    I know it doesn’t look like much for 60k and 4k shipping but it’s better than 90k+ for a new one and a year before vermeer gets it to you.
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    Vibratory plow machines for putting conduit in the ground. They’re pretty amazing really.
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    My farthest and most expensive machine purchase.

    First I bought a 22k plow from Iowa, then I bought a 50k excavator from Colorado. Now I bought a 60k plow from Canada. All purchases were based on conversations, pictures and videos. This is also my lowest hp purchase at 44hp gas, but it is a quad track. My 80hp plow is just too big for...
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    I love search engines. :€

    No wonder.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I had to google this and wish I didn’t.
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    Warranty not transferable says LS

    Was it at the auction because of emission problems? lol.
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    Which 2024 diesel 10k gvwr truck?

    I tried to make one video to become a YouTube star but quickly realized it would take too much time to edit the farts out.
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    Which 2024 diesel 10k gvwr truck?

    After driving some I think the gmc and Chevy have better steering than the dodge. Still need to get in a ford.
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    Which 2024 diesel 10k gvwr truck?

    I don’t know, that’s what they told me it would be if I built one vs buying one the normal higher gvwr they had on the lot.
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    Which 2024 diesel 10k gvwr truck?

    Dodge is winning by default because ford, Chevy or gmc can’t get a 10k version for 6 months and that would probably keep getting bumped. Hopefully a dealer can track me down one already in existence.
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    Which 2024 diesel 10k gvwr truck?

    The last two trucks I bought fast because I needed them. I almost did the same thing yesterday again. Decided to slow down and find or order exactly what I need. The reason for 10k is tow 14 and 16k trailers for my business. The police look at you differently when towing a directional...
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    Which 2024 diesel 10k gvwr truck?

    Got one for when I tow the tb260.
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    Which 2024 diesel 10k gvwr truck?

    I thought more people would be interested in helping someone spend 90-100k lol. Ive owned a f450 and have a ram 2500 now. I’d like to try the Chevy with an Allison transmission, it drove great and had tons of features. Wasn’t too bad at 72k but all the ones on the lot were rated at 11600 gvwr.
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    Which 2024 diesel 10k gvwr truck?

    Ram 2500, F250 derated to 10k, gmc 2500 derated to 10k? Bumper towing max non cdl weight. Will be towing often. Just traveled 8 hrs towing in my older ram and move machines multiple times a week.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    You read TBN for entertainment.
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    IMHO THIS TRACTOR PUTS JD TO SHAME!

    A neighbor used to sell them at his dealer maybe 15 years ago. The main thing I remember was how fast they went on the road and all the electronics.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    The amount of free time people have to search for and complain about things they don’t like amazes me. I can’t even read about all the things I like, don’t have time to waste on things I dislike.
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    Importing and modifying a new mini excavator from China

    This tmis You don’t have to add hydraulic pick up extensions, hydraulic filters, cut holes in the cab for vents, or be unsafe with no proper rops or fops protection and have nice smooth quiet diesel(I know you can get a Chinese 1 ton with diesel but from what I can most are not). These...
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    Laying a pipe under a driveway

    The thing with boring a single driveway for a customer is the large dollar risk of humping or damaging the driveway vs the small pay for a 15ft bore.
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    Safely transporting a pet

    Slow day on the job site for him.
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    Importing and modifying a new mini excavator from China

    I saw my first Chinese mini go by on a trailer yesterday. Glad I don’t do homeowner work anymore, guessing it’ll be a race to the bottom of pricing scale. lol.
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    Is it time to consider electric?

    some mowing contracts now require electric. Just like before electric some required propane. So it may make $ sense if it gives access to contracts that probably pay better than homeowners any way. The quiet of electric could allow crews to start a few hours earlier in the morning in...
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    Laying a pipe under a driveway

    This a tractor/equipment forum, the only real answer is buy a HDD rig. ;)
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I’ve heard drinking water is good for you also. Of course this is true but everyone I know that does shifts, espicially the alternating night shift then day shift ones. Has stories of falling asleep or almost falling asleep coming home from work. Seems many people only have imagination for...
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    Safely transporting a pet

    My dog goes to work with me everyday and helped me get 2 really good contracts. lol. He rides in the back seat with his head out the window barking. As long as I keep the windows down he doesn’t come looking for attention while I’m driving.
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    Anyone here own a Takeuchi mini ex ?

    They don’t have the most gadgets and electronics and I think that’s a good thing.
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    Just noticed today.... so many trailer campers on home sites.

    Jasper the trailer park king? Coming soon?
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    Making Mugolio or Pine Syrup

    I like pine needle tea every once in a while.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    lol. Good one. Ive never worked alternating 12hr shifts in a factory before but Im sure this advice will change their lives.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I know 3 people that have fallen asleep while driving home from that do shift work at either the fluff mill or steel. Not sure if they’re lazy or liberal loons but that’s not my concern.
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    Anyone here own a Takeuchi mini ex ?

    I have a 216 and 260 and would buy another.
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    Excavator flail.

    Nice!
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Quite a few sci-fi books have covered this topic. If you didn’t have to work would you, just watch golf, get fat then die?!?! Weird concept. Read some books there can be life after AI. lol.
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    Pulled over for a one-ton truck pulling a water pump in CT.

    My advice for CDL stuff is to call and talk to the state trooper in your state(or states that you plan to tow in) that actually does the pulling over.(not just any state trooper) There are so many threads with so much wrong information about CDL laws. I’ve
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    Pulled over for a one-ton truck pulling a water pump in CT.

    For the ones I called couldn’t understand that I wanted the CDL for driving a dually and equipment trailer. Told me it was basically set up to get big rig drivers a job and I would have to line up my own 18wheeler to take the test.
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    Pulled over for a one-ton truck pulling a water pump in CT.

    It’s why I drive a 10000 truck and 16000 trailer. The f450 was so much better but not legal.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    You read TBN for entertainment;)
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    Tractor driven by hydraulics

    I’d look at an Avant mini loader or bobcat mini articulating loader hydraulic diagram. They are sold with both “open” and a system that links wheels for better traction. Comparing the two might show what you need to add.
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    Hard starting 2400H - lift pump failing?

    Thank you for teaching me something. I’ve only seen them with electric.
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    Hard starting 2400H - lift pump failing?

    The parts diagram says different. I’ve worked a quite a few of thes, only tractor dealer anywhere near me was a Branson. Now TYM and LS.
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    Hard starting 2400H - lift pump failing?

    Weird every 2400 I’ve seen had a little electric pump that comes on when the key is on.
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    Hard starting 2400H - lift pump failing?

    When the key is on(engine not running) the little electric fuel pump should be clicking. If you can’t hear you should be able to feel it with your hand.
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    Hard starting 2400H - lift pump failing?

    Do you hear the lift pump clicking?
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    To CAB or NOT

    I have 6 machines and only has a cab, one has rops/fops, the others just a roll bar. I spend a lot more time open than enclosed. One of my employees runs the cabbed machine and I’m in the elements lol. I my experience anything in the woods that’s going to break a window(except leaving the door...
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    Yeah, hes doing a great job as a putin social justice warrior whether its on purpose or not.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    I’m completely ok with you thinking that. Keep up great work.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    It’s always one or the other with you. No option for middle ground and no having a real conversation. It’s almost like dealing with a 10 year old repeating what his dad says. You don’t like x well that means you must love y. That’s not how math or minds work.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Just another thought on the subject. I think Elon can both be interesting and a total tool sometimes. There are people out here twice his age that haven’t accomplished a 10th(100th) what he has complaining about him smoking or taking a pill. Maybe you should have, but probably you did and it...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think to many people freedom means doing what they want and forcing other people to do the same.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    It’s funny what people value as freedom or not.
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    Student Loan Debt?

    It really cracks me up when people who post multiple times(hundreds?)that the MSM can’t be trusted. “If the LSM posts a story it must really be the opposite”. Etc. Then the second they see a lame stream media story that supports their belief they posting that thing all over TBN like it’s the...
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    To CAB or NOT

    I wasn’t suggesting not wearing a hat, Im saying you need fops. If being hit on the hard hat by multiple branch or limbs doesn’t make that clear I’m not sure why I thought telling you would. lol.
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    To CAB or NOT

    Be careful, that hat won’t keep you neck from breaking! I love having ROPS and FOPS when in the woods. To the need to get on an off guys. Do the doors on your machines not lock back? Getting in a cab vs open isn’t much different if you can fold the door back flat and leave it open.
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    Student Loan Debt?

    Either that or the Russia bots are sowing discord this morning.
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    Student Loan Debt?

    Thank you for the two data points.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    Wha What state and do you have links to this info or do I need to start from scratch?
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    We were talking about voter registration so I thought that’s what your reply was about. If you want to be vague and change the subject without letting someone know, thats up to you. Don’t get upset when things get confused though.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    Saw a WH press report the other day. Said it wasn’t shrinkflation it’s just cold water and will recover. lol.
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    To CAB or NOT

    lol. Say that to an eye.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    What do you mean? They don’t require voters to register?
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    This doesn’t make sense. Does your state let anyone vote, no registration required? In mine the registration process requires a social security #, name and address. So you would have to have all of that and a fake id make to match. Also it appears many illegals values dont correspond the way...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Oh course. I thought we were talking about the city. I don’t watch any of the YouTube links to be honest, I didn’t realize they were talking about the whole state. I went to Ithaca New York one time to pick up a cousin. I saw more rebel flags there than anywhere I’ve lived or been down...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I don’t know many New Yorkers but none of them own any type of car.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    Maybe the ones sowing discord are the one proclaiming we will fail daily??
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    The third one is on the way, I’m learning to juggle!
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    Sounds like you have it figured out. Good luck and God bless.
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    Planting grass over mulched area?

    Please let the spilled grass seed in the back of my truck know this!
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    The future thread will be “they said a civil war would be fun and turn out like I wanted, but increasingly I feel duped”. lol. That’s if you live through it.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    When people say there are “ready” I really wonder if that’s true. Can you run a 5k or even walk a 5k while carrying anything? Most people I see are very far from ready, but everyone on the internet is. lol. Anyone who has lived in a modern civil war would prefer not to. Please read more...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I made the mistake of pre paying at a station where the card reader didn’t work. I thought that last $1.50 worth of diesel was going to kill me it went in so slow. I think the previous 70gallons went faster. lol.
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    Adding 3rd aux for coupler circuit.

    This is for changing buckets and being jobsite safe. Not operating a thumb.
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    Adding 3rd aux for coupler circuit.

    Now I need to get a bunch of hoses made.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    My heros. lol. I will laugh about that one for a few then enjoy my day. Thank you kind sir.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    You said it again does that make it true? Keep repeating and repeating till not only you but the people around you believe. Predicting the end without an estimated date is a cowards game. Get some stones and let us know when you think it’s going down.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    I didn’t say things were awesome. The fact that someone saying things aren’t going to end now means they think things are awesome? With that logic no wonder you think America is done.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    Id think the world was ending too if I never missed an opportunity to say it over and over on a forum.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    If AI is so amazing couldn’t a future person just get an AI bot to identify other AI and not get “duped”. I don’t know what future tech will bring but a smart person will find way to use it to their advantage.
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    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    That’s what they said about rock and roll. We’ll be ok.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    If you read the acceptable amount of oil burning by car manufacturers it’s a pretty impressive amount for most of them.
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    How are actual sale prices vs MSRP currently for Kubotas (or other manufactures)?

    Yes. The yanmar construction stuff is the same. It’s very good but it’s like a secret even yanmar doesn’t to want to share. Give us some dealers. lol.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This thread is funny, it has both a “distain for successful people” feel and “Im a successful person and taxes aren’t fair vibe” both at the same time.(and sometime from the same people)
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    Stay away from Bad Boy Tractors

    I don’t think Branson makes the loaders or backhoes though.
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    Engcon USA, a ________ company to do business with!

    My old mechanical quick coupler.
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    Engcon USA, a ________ company to do business with!

    Here is a picture of some of my buckets and stuff.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Do we trust the media when it agrees with us?
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    Engcon USA, a ________ company to do business with!

    I see many post crapping on companies so I thought I would share the exceptional customer service this company gave me. First off I bought a USED Tiltrotator from Europe saving 5 digits vs buying a new one on the USA. They had 0 obligation to be so helpful. I have bought new equipment from...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I’m sick of yall bad mouthing “the grid”. Yall wouldn’t say it to its face! ;) Dear grid. Please know I respect you and have your back.
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    What do Y'all charge ?

    If you have a business and make $30/hr you don’t own a business you own a job. :)
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    What do Y'all charge ?

    Insurance is such a small part of my underground business expenses it’s almost not worth factoring in. That’s with 5mil liability, 1mil auto, 1mil umbrella, worksman comp and equipment insured.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    I spent $380 on grease just from Amazon in two years. My grease usage has been increasing as my business grow with more machines.
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    Student Loan Debt?

    Do you really have a clue about how every professor in the USA handles class? If so that’s very impressive. Maybe your basing this off of your sons sample size. lol.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Seems you took offense to what I said. I didn’t defend anyone and if what I said caused you to block me it proves my point. Edited to add: I hope the hypocrisy of what you said sinks in eventually.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    It’s my experience that people who call other people “snowflakes” are the actually the most sensitive.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    “The gas station model” does work and now I kinda want one. lol.
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    Terra Force/Ansung Grapples - any reviews/experience?

    Yeah. If a person does some digging almost every company has used an ansung loader at some point on their machines.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    They have great prices on most lawn care related things.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    I think I got the last one. Sign up to be a stens dealer to check.
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    To CAB or NOT

    I know a few people that claim to like an open station more than a cab but I don’t even think they believe it when they say it. I’ll take a cab any day, even in the woods you just have to be careful.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    Thank you. I found some on Amazon too, but then thought doesn’t the plunger tell me everything I need to know.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    I like the clear gun barrels and you have an air powered pump on the bulk tube for filling the guns correct?. Could you post a picture of your setup?
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    Engcon tilt/rotator arrived:)

    This showed up much faster than I expected.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    10 years from now grease might be $25/cartridge and I’ll be looking at this grease thinking glad I bought it when I did. Kinda like ammo lol. Also there is a very little know clause in the bill of rights that lets you pay debts with grease or lard as legal currency!!! ;)
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    If anyone wants to hit me with a sob story of being greaseless I’ll mail them an envelope full!! I’m a king that thinks of his people. Lol.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    I found my last order of red n tacky cartridges. Worked out to $10.70/lb this ridiculous order of grease was $2.65/lb. Not to mention the time period when this grease was very difficult to find anywhere. Ill keep it in an insulated and climate controlled shop. It ain’t milk and I suspect...
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    Blueberries

    I have a bunch of them and they have been the best thing I’ve planted by far. I like the early varieties more. The late finishing ones give birds more time to eat them and sometimes they never seem to ripen.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    Still researching but I’ll probably do something simple like this. Shiping was $115 which I thought was very reasonable for TN to eastern VA.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    A case every week and a half or two weeks. What’s 1k, 4 trips to the grocery store?? For that I have grease for a very long time. Grease might be 4 times as expensive before I use this up.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    It wasn’t a question of if it would be used it was a question of, can I use it properly. Once I saw the caps that basically turned the barrel into a grease gun for filling tubes it was on. When both excavators, the plow and the drill are running a decent amount of grease is used each week.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    I think @5030 from now on when you chime in a thread with “I only fill from bulk” I can reply “well I only fill from a 55gallon bulk”.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    Looks like BG products has a solution to fill tubes from a 55gallon drum. My neighbor is a dealer for them so I’ll check him first.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    We used to have to drive some where and park to make out, soon it can just be done as the car auto drives. So no it’ll never be like we had it, but it might be better.
  149. F

    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    Ordered. $1054 with shipping.
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    400lbs of Lucas red n tacky?

    I can get one of these on sale from a supplier for $980. It’s a heck of a deal but what do I do once I have it? I mainly grease machinery and have only used cartridges. I almost always grease on job sites, machines are not home often enough to grease from big tub in garage. I’m not the...
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    Engcon tilt/rotator arrived:)

    I plan to pin it on. Finally got the machine side of the bucket quick coupler circuit figured out and ordered. Maybe I can be tilting and rotating in a week or two.
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    Excavator flail.

    Yes I had to add a case drain. Dealer wanted a couple thousand for it. To add one to a TB260 this is what you need. The port is already in the tank you add a bspp 90* fitting to whatever hose fitting you want. 18ft hose fitting double male nipple fitting 3ft hose to quick connect. Cost me...
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    Homebuilt grader

    Awesome. Is there a build thread on this one?
  154. F

    Homebuilt grader

    OK I’ve bought a motor home and a skid steer, combining the two into a grader camper per the instructions above. ;)
  155. F

    Excavator flail.

    Messed around for a few minutes this morning. I always forget to take before pictures, but this is right next to it so it looked very similar just use some imagination. Technically the trees could be pulled faster but they can’t be pulled, removed from area and ground restored faster.
  156. F

    Excavator flail.

    This was all the info it came with lol. Was slightly less than 2k delivered from a place called tool lots.
  157. F

    How hard is it to learn to use a rental mini-excavator?

    1) Watch some excavator fail videos on YouTube so you know what not to do. 2) Make sure you learn in excavator control pattern and not backhoe so you don’t feel inferior for the rest of your days;)
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    Excavator flail.

    For sure. Yeah I need a tripod or something. It’s pretty cool starting at the top of the little tree and ending up with nothing but mulch. I hate that I can’t jump turn with it on though. Been so long since I turned without I forgot how much damage the tracks do.
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    Excavator flail.

    It works impressively well. Will have to see about the longevity of it since it was only 2k. I’m going to mod it so it has a door that can open on the front to mulch tall trees and vines easier. The tree I’m holding is what we call an ironwood and is a pretty tough wood.
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    The guy that put the engine internals together says "The rings are not seated yet end the smoking is normal. Just give it a couple hours of work"

    This reminds me of the old Audi fans thread where a dude convinced everyone he stuck the intake of his new s4 in a bucket of sandblasting media, then revved engine to 5k for a few minutes to “port and polish” the intake. Then proceeded to ask for advice about why his check engine light was...
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    Coffee scoops and coffee makers

    When I put the amount of coffee I like in my Mr. Coffee it always gets grounds in it.
  162. F

    2 post or 4 post vehicle lift ideas

    All the shops I worked in or owned no one wanted to use the 4 posts except for doing alignments and oil changes. Everything else 2post.
  163. F

    What is this machine ???...

    Someone request a quote. I bet a new one is $$.
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    Another tractor manufacturer out of business?

    Some people I know must spend all day voting because they spend all day complaining. Lol.
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    What did you do with your Chinese baby digger today?

    Worst:Track tensioner bolt Middle(almost every name brand mini): grease tensioner Best(not on any mini that I know of): auto hydraulic tension
  166. F

    Banning a member

    I’m convinced that some people are only happy when they’re not.
  167. F

    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    If I was working trails with a backhoe I’d go at them backwards and do whatever bench cutting is needed to make them safe.
  168. F

    Rocky trail mowing options

    If you have crops near by they are probably already exposed. I hear people call deer organic and I’m not so sure. At least with how we farm around here.
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    Buying Advice Tier V emission standards soon for new diesel engine tractors?

    Yeah I know things change. I think and hope it will be quite some time before I see the homeless camps, poo rivers, rampant crime, BLM protest destruction zone and needle piles y’all describe America as. Maybe things could even go the other way and your area gets better before mine gets...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    The people I know with Kia’s are happy with them.
  171. F

    Buying Advice Tier V emission standards soon for new diesel engine tractors?

    I live at the border of two very vibrant cultures. Virginians and North Carolinians. There are plenty of reasons not to live here, but crime and homeless camps aren’t one of them.
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    Buying Advice Tier V emission standards soon for new diesel engine tractors?

    I’m so thankful I live where I do. I know not everywhere is nice like this but remember if you live in a crap hole not everywhere in the USA is like that either.
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    Importing and modifying a new mini excavator from China

    You realize this thread is about 5k Chinese mini excavators?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I know everyone on TBN will only buy something after making charts, doing opportunity cost analysis, reading engineering diagrams, visiting the factory to make sure they’re not wasting money, etc. Most people I actually know make whatever justification they want for a car purchase but they’re...
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    Telecom wires under future driveway.

    Also to the op. Find the nearest ped or vault and take a look inside to see if it is direct bury or in conduit. If it’s in conduit they usually leave coil of extra fiber. So it could be lowered, (which you don’t even know is needed unless you give that wire some daylight) without cutting and...
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    Telecom wires under future driveway.

    Only if there is a bunch of stuff(paved driveways,etc) in the way. In most areas I work I can plow 1000ft of 2 “ conduit 38” deep in less time than it takes my crew to position and get the drill ready to go. That’s not even counting the time of getting water, mixing the mud, etc. The drill is...
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    Telecom wires under future driveway.

    I very rarely find tape(almost never) and I put in more locates than average. On average I call in a mile of tickets every week or two. Only one city had tape famd for sewer only.
  178. F

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think some people have confused this thread with the “who has the least expensive car thread?” lol.
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    Telecom wires under future driveway.

    You should hand locate the line before worrying about anything else.
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    Loader A gentle reminder that tractors are not dozers

    Some metals rust almost immediately.
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    Has anyone built a sprayer for dispensing chemicals 30-40ft into trees?

    A friend with an orchard has a pto mounted blower for misting/spraying trees on their 80hp tractor. It didn’t look inexpensive.
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    Student Loan Debt?

    Humans, at first, then Ai.
  183. F

    Student Loan Debt?

    In 10 yrs a civil engineer will just say the the design requirements to a Ai personality that will do the work in .38 of a second;). Maybe, maybe not.
  184. F

    New bucket teeth.

    Want me to mail them to you? ;)
  185. F

    New bucket teeth.

    Happy with these. I'm going to replace the center two teeth with single tiger teeth so I can straddle conduit with them to set peds. Original teeth were very worn when I bought machine a few hundred hours ago.
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    Importing and modifying a new mini excavator from China

    Even name brand machines are like that.
  187. F

    BR 800 C-E MAGNUM reviews

    Mine just has a regular pull start not the ez start:(
  188. F

    Banning a member

    Where would one start this research?
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    BR 800 C-E MAGNUM reviews

    I bought a br800x last week. Happy with it so far. It replaced a redmax brz7500. I use it to blow off trails at home and pine straw in the plow path at work. It's amazing how 1 inch of pine straw builds up and pushes a plow with 20kftlbs of vibroforce up and out of the ground!
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think it's funny that the government could be "together" enough to have a plan!
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    What did you do with your Chinese baby digger today?

    Maybe they don't expect the rest of the machine to last long enough for it to matter? ;)
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    How many still have a Landline in their home?

    I cut an unmarked 200+ pair verizon copper main earlier this year. I didn't have to but I dug it up to help out verizon dude, he said only 4 wires were still in use on that main. Always take pictures! Even though the Verizon and utilquest damage inspectors came out, both saw no marks, told...
  193. F

    Hog Hunting Public Land

    Someone dumped some pigs(not hogs) on our farm. I wanted to shoot them but usda set up a round trap that they monitored by cam and caught them all in one go.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Wait!?!? Since it's MSM doesn’t mean lies and the opposite is true, now EVs are great! Remember the media can't be trusted, unless it supports your currently held position.
  195. F

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    At some point all labor will be done robots/ai. *I think.
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