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    What to Look for in Zero Turn Mower

    I ended up getting a used Z530R from the local JD dealer. I know it's not quite a commercial unit, but it seemed decent. I mowed with it the other day and it worked well. Certainly much faster than my rider mower. It took me a bit to get used to the controls, but now I'm fine with them. It also...
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    Starlink

    I would say whichever form factor you prefer. I use the streaming stick. I do have mine setup so shutting off the TV cuts power to the Roku itself.
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    Starlink

    Mine is the AX73. I've not tested the speed everywhere, but it works well throughout the house and in the metal shop about 100' away. This is just devices and Rokus though. I don't have any servers. Why not just connect the NFS right to the router?
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    Starlink

    Yep, we got rid of Dish before getting Starlink. It works well. I think my wife has had pretty much every streaming service at some point with the free promos and I've not had any ISP issues with them. Before Starlink, I had mobile internet that used T Mobile and some of the live services...
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    Starlink

    I went with w new TP Link router for my place. I originally got it to support mesh, but thr signal is strong enough with the new router that I don't need it. I also needed a wired connection for my printer. I got the SL included router a couple of years ago, but the wifi wasn't that great.
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    What to Look for in Zero Turn Mower

    Nothing that impressive in stock at Tractor Supply. The interesting one said it was in stock, but they didn't have it. Bomgaars had Bad Boy mowers, but they were really proud of them price-wise for what they were. I'm not sure the suspension thing is going to happen, really trying to keep it...
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    What to Look for in Zero Turn Mower

    Commercial mower is probably out of the question for my budget and needs. I'm probably looking for a mid to high end consumer unit. I'm thinking around $5k, less if used. The high end commercial units would be like buying a semi truck to haul a couple bags of mulch for me. For any "heavy" work...
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    What to Look for in Zero Turn Mower

    The my ride thing looks useful. TSC has one in stock here. What makes a decent transmission in these things?
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    What to Look for in Zero Turn Mower

    I think I'm going to upgrade from my riding mower that doesn't cut well. This would be to mow about 1.5ac, including around a lot of trees. I'm probably going to look at 48-54" deck width. I don't need commercial level, but would like something that is still dependable and serviceable. There...
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    Starlink

    Unless it's too expensive to run. Cable and fiber is better than Starlink. Starlink is much better than DSL. I usually get 250mbps down. The downside of Starlink is that it goes down in bad electrical storms. Ironically, the only thing I have on ethernet in my house is my printer. And that is...
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    3 Point Land Leveler

    My box blade is Behlen and it has served me well.
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    3 Point Land Leveler

    I'm thinking about getting a 3 point land leveler to keep the driveway smooth and level out various spots around the place. Just light duty stuff. I'm thinking about the Behlen 7' model from Tractor Supply given the good price point. I don't think I need scarifiers since I have a box blade with...
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    Starlink

    This is true the "backbone" of the internet is still fiber cable. Starlink just provides the ISP portion to get your connection to the internet just like the cable company. What makes it unique is that you don't need physical connection or RF/microwave connection and the very low Earth orbit...
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    Starlink

    My brother lives in the Nebraska panhandle. Coverage and speeds are good, but his is just a home setup. In low-traffic areas, you'll do pretty well.
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    Wonder why parts aren’t available?

    Didn't watch the video on this one, but I've had pretty good luck selling power tool parts on Ebay. I had a DeWalt compressor motor die and a bandsaw I was trying to sell after I upgraded, but some parts stripped out and I didn't think it was worth repairing. I took both apart and sold the...
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    Starlink

    Huh, I never really noticed they got rid of the embedded page in the router. I guess they assume if you have Starlink, you have a device that can run the app. It probably does save them some headache with browser/version compatibility.
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    Sharecropping question

    Dryland high-plains ground is typically share cropped with 1/3 going to the owner and fertilizer costs split, or 1/4 going to the owner and fertilizer covered by the renter. Owner covers taxes and any loan interest. Each insures their share. It's still pretty common here, too much variability...
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    Tax Question

    Agreed. It would be easy to stick a dollar limit on it. Make it something like under $7500 and it's an untaxed hobby. Above that and it's a business with all of the normal deductions. But there is zero interest in making the tax code simpler.
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    Tax Question

    It is a load of crap, IMO. Hobby income isn't subject to SE taxes, but adding it to your income adds up, especially if you're working a W2 job as well. There isn't a hard and fast set of rules about it, I think it's all about intention. What they try to stop, IMO, is someone using what is...
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    Fast Internet

    I've had Starlink for a couple of years now. I was always happy getting 30-60mbps down as the latency was really low. A few months ago, I got a notice from them that my cable to the dish was only getting 100mbs link and they were sending me a new one. I got the new cable installed, and now I'm...
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    Tax Question

    Whether or not it is a hobby, you have to claim the income. It's in a different form. If it's a hobby, it's very difficult to deduct expenses against the income.
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    To CAB or NOT

    When I was a kid, one of our neighbors was retired and had a couple of four-plexes and a house to maintain. In the winter, he had an old riding mower with a snowblower attachment. He found a canvas cab setup for it to keep out of the wind. But the guy was about 6' 5" and it looked a bit cramped. 😆
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    To CAB or NOT

    When a random T-post jumped out in front of my 5055 last year, I ended up ordering a replacement door from Amazon. The fit could be slightly better, but it was about half the price of JD at the time. I spent the time plucking the bits of glass out of the old seal amd reused it. But I did waste...
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    To CAB or NOT

    I've run mine I'm Colorado and Nebraska, in my 40s with just general use. In CO, the dust from mowing and the sun make a cab favorable. In NE, the hot and cold are a bit further apart, so mowing is better with a cab. Where I lived in CO had more snow, so it was nice for that. However, the big...
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    To CAB or NOT

    I'm in the same boat. Cab or not, getting behind the wheel is nice. I didn't really mind snow plowing in the 5105 when it wasn't super cold or windy. The spring storms usually have nice weather behind them. The other improvement with my 5055 was front wheel assist amd newer tires. Instead of...
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    To CAB or NOT

    I have both and there are advantages to each. I like my 5105 (OSS) better for precision loader work, or anything where I might have to adjust the loader or 3pt from the ground. I like the open station for my PHD as well. I also like it better if I'm off and on the tractor a lot. Today I was...
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    Hydraulic Cylinder Seals Questions

    I got the other cylinder fixed a couple of weeks ago. It was much faster since I knew a little more of what I was doing. So far, they seem good.
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    2 post or 4 post vehicle lift ideas

    I haven't gone through all of the replies here, but I did spend five years swinging wrenches in a shop with both. We had an oil change rack that was four-post, and an alignment rack that was four post. The need for the alignment rack is obvious. The oil change rack is mainly for getting...
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    What did I find on the farm?

    For the OP, it's a sickle guard as others have stated. It could be from a mower, but combine and swather headers use them as well, even more modern ones. I have most of a NH square baler in my tree row at my new place. I also brought some yard art with us including a really old plow and...
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    Standing on Platform on FEL?

    A single hose failure would cause the bucket to drop. But it wouldn't necessarily be at free fall speed, it would depend on the leak. E.g. a split in the line vs a hose blowing off a fitting. I also take solace in the fact that my tools and I do weigh quite a bit less than the loader's...
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    Standing on Platform on FEL?

    Agreed, especially if I need anything that won't fit in a pocket or on a belt. The downside of the basket is the need for ventilation.
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    Standing on Platform on FEL?

    The frame is metal as opposed to wood. It has a red coating, so is called red iron. But this also means the building does not have trusses every 8 or 10 feet like a pole barn. I personally don't trust a ladder against a z-purlin with a smooth concrete floor. If it's against a wall, I think...
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    Standing on Platform on FEL?

    I have one of the 3x3 work platforms for forklift forks that I lift with my 5055E. I do wish the railing were a little higher, I'm a tall guy. I know I could make it higher, but I just make sure I'm never reaching too far. If I am, I move the tractor. I don't climb up into it, I have my 13...
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    Farms disappearing at alarming rates

    Yeah, there are a lot of messed up cases like this. Look up the "super slab" in Colorado. They wanted to seize a 12 mile wide swath for a toll road. It didn't happen in the end.
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    Farms disappearing at alarming rates

    I grew up farming, but didn't have as much interest in it until I had already started another career. We own some land and always rented a quarter from my uncle down the road. But with land prices and inputs, I could never make it pencil out without some type of lottery. We are out in the high...
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    Tire chains on tractor tires

    They make a big difference on my 2wd 5105. I'd usually put them on before the first big snow and only take them off if there was an extended dry period. Now that I also have a FWA 5055, I don't bother. I believe the chains would fit this one too, but I'll probably sell them as I never need them.
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    Man lift/safety cage

    I've had my son run it for me since he was 9. Obviously, I taught him without anyone on the platform first. I would not want to climb a ladder to get to it. This year he graduated to moving the tractor with me in it. We have a solid set of hand signals we use.
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    Man lift/safety cage

    I have one I got from Amazon about five years ago. It's a 36x36 with the fold up railing. I wasn't sure at first, but I figured it was really the forks holding me up. They say 1-2 people, but they are only 1 person. I do not lean against the railing or chains, I move it so I don't have to. My...
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    How to back up a pivoting axle trailer

    I guess I'm not the only one who used to move airplanes. I always thought the airplanes were easy to move, short wheelbase tug and hitch in the front made it pretty easy. With it hooked up to the back, just have to remember to turn the steering wheel opposite than you would with a trailer. A...
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    What is the oddest machine you have worked on or operated

    I grew up around 4020 tractors and a 105 combine. I've run and worked on both and I'm not that old. We even rebuilt the transmission on that 105 years ago. That one somehow became my project once it was out of the combine. Plenty of 60's and 70's trucks as well. All of it older than I.
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    Hydraulic Cylinder Seals Questions

    So far, so good.
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    Hydraulic Cylinder Seals Questions

    Got the first cylinder back together last night. No issues running the loader and no drips from the seals overnight. I'll run it outside for a while today to get the hydraulic fluid nice and warm and run it just to make sure everything is good. I'll tackle the second if everything goes right...
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    Hydraulic Cylinder Seals Questions

    Well, the kit with #24 in the drawing had the right seal. Notice there are three parts in there and only two with part numbers. Now to get it all together and see if it all works.
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    Hydraulic Cylinder Seals Questions

    Doing some research, the outer o-ring is correct, so I'm good there. Now to wait for the buffer seal to arrive and see if it fits.
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    Hydraulic Cylinder Seals Questions

    That's what I would expect. I'm not sure if there's one in town. It's smaller, but a lot of agriculture in the area.
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    Hydraulic Cylinder Seals Questions

    Dealer wasn't a ton of help. They're going to order the #24 kit to see if it has what's needed. I'll see how it turns out. Usually, JD is pretty good about these things, so it's a bit annoying.
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    Hydraulic Cylinder Seals Questions

    That's probably what it is. There are some differences between the two, but the seal kits are the same P/N.
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    Hydraulic Cylinder Seals Questions

    20 and 23 from this page https://partscatalog.deere.com/jdrc/sidebyside/equipment/77758/referrer/navigation/pgId/2371832 Yeah, strange that it didn't have them, I expected some extras for different styles.
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    Hydraulic Cylinder Seals Questions

    I'm rebuilding the lift cylinders on my JD 521 loader mounted to a 5105 (2001 model). The parts book shows many more seals than are actually on the cylinder, so the parts kits include several different extra seals, which is expected. However, I'm not finding replacements for two of the seals...
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    Non Traditional Projects (What have you done with your tractor?)

    I've done this too, it's somewhere on my webpage. I just used the bale spear to hold the reel. Last year, I also got annoyed at trying to break up a small hutch building to put it in a dumpster. I ended up using the FEL of my 5105 to quickly disassemble it. :D
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    Learn Me About JD 5E Series

    I've had the 5055E for about nine months now. I really like it so far. Of course, a cab heat/AC, and radio is always an improvement. We've had a pretty snowy winter, so it was nice to have. The back end is a bit light for the heavy duty loader. If I keep the box blade on the back, it helps...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Before the fire, the tach was reading incorrectly on mine. It was reading 2x the actual RPM. I had also replaced the speed sensor because it was a cheap part, but it didn't affect it. After the cluster became a molten pile of plastic, it really didn't work well at all. If you're getting...
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    Permanent mounted Christmas lights

    For my place, I get the Christmas light hangers from Menards that screw onto an extension pole. They have a hook that hooks onto the gutter or you can slide them under shingle edge on the ends. They work really well and I don't have to get on a ladder. I do get on one section of the roof...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    I'm not sure at this point. I don't have a need for two tractors right now. However, we'd like to move to somewhere with a lot more land and my kids are getting old enough to run a tractor. This one is a lot simpler to run than my 5055.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    My idea to use bedliner on the foot platforms worked out pretty well. That stuff took about 10 days to cure, just a warning to anyone using it on something that can't sit that long. Fenders are back on. Really, it's almost done except for the seat, hood, and putting the brackets and loader back on.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Tonight I installed the intake grid heater kit. Since I had the loader and hood off, it was an easy time to do so. The install is easy, but the leads were too long. This is probably because this kit covers many models. I just made sure to tie everything up well when done. It's not cold enough to...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    I've been kind of slacking on posts for this. Life happening and all that. I also decided to upgrade the shop compressor during this process, so that has turned into another series of projects....
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    Starlink Dish Mount

    Got my Starlink dish finally. The best place to mount it to the house was on the tall side with sloped ground. Luckily, I have a work platform that is setup to be lifted with a forklift. Nothing like trusting your life to your 11 year old son. He's done this before, but first time in the 5055...
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    Starlink

    I finally got my home service last week and got it setup over the weekend. I added the ethernet adapter and switched to passthrough mode, using my existing router. I've been working remotely for a couple of days, and it is a vast improvement over my 4G cell service.
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    Built a new diesel tank dealio…

    Cool idea. If I were closer, I'd buy that smaller one. I'm not certain on that one, but most diesel transfer tanks state that they are not DOT rated to haul gas.
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    Part out or repair

    And I thought my fire repair was a borderline decision, lol.
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    Another Grain Bin Incident

    Bridging is the most common reason people enter a bin as others have mentioned. Corn is the most common bridging grain where I'm from. It just tends to lock together better than other grains. We raised wheat and I don't think it's ever bridged for us. There are some safety systems such as...
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    Burnouts Ruining Tires

    Everyone has their own favorite ways of turning money into noise.
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    JD Heater Grid Kit

    For my 5105, the part number is LVB25110 according to the parts catalog site.
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    JD Heater Grid Kit

    Not with me, but I found it on the online parts catalog under fuel and air. It was an ad-on kit with the heater, seals, relay, and wiring. I conformed that the connector on the harness shows 12V with the key pushed in.
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    JD Heater Grid Kit

    Honestly, a pre-heat will be enough for my needs and better than nothing. We usually don't get lots of snow when it's extremely cold here. Now that I have the 5055 with a cab and FWA, I'll use that for snow.
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    Spray Bedliner for Operator Platform

    It's supposed to be a good brand. I'm more concerned about it not flaking off like the paint. The raised steel grate has a decent amount of slip resistance, but more traction won't hurt.
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    JD Heater Grid Kit

    I'm used to these in diesel pickups that I've had, but I'm wondering about the JD kit specifically. The system on this one is not smart enough for a timer. Essentially, you turn the ignition switch to On, and push the key in. This trips a relay that activates the grid heater. You just push the...
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    Spray Bedliner for Operator Platform

    I've decided that I'm going to repaint them green and then roll on heculiner on the top and the step. Since I don't need much, it wasn't bad to just get a quart and a foam roller. I'll sandblast the pieces before paint, so scuffing won't be an issue. I've actually had pretty good luck with...
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    Best Way to Get Hydraulic Fluid into Tractor?

    Do it the old fashioned way with an oil filler can. If you have a place you can set it on, the style with the spout at the bottom works well.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    I've not had any leaks from it when I've run and driven it. If I have to pull it to repair it later, it's not too bad to remove.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Oh, and I forgot to post that I got the rear lights working. They never worked when I bought it. Some of the wiring broke off and was just zip tied underneath and the bulb sockets were loose. I did to a bit of redneck work on this one since I didn't want to spend $400 for new light assemblies...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Still going strong on the repair after taking some time for some home improvement stuff. After cleaning up the melted plastic, I'm doing a quick scuff and rattle can on the top of the transmission housing. Not going to win any shows, but it should look halfway decent.
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    JD Heater Grid Kit

    JD sells a heater grid kit for my 5105. While I have the loader off and everything torn apart, it would be a great time to install it cleanly. From what I can tell, these fit a bunch of models. How well do these work for cold starts for others?
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    Spray Bedliner for Operator Platform

    Any particular brands to look for or avoid? Since it's a small project, a good brand doesn't drive up the cost that much.
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    PTO Tiller Questions

    The challenge is that there are very few used ones around here. There's a Tar River 6' for sale that looks decent, but they still want $2500.
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    Spray Bedliner for Operator Platform

    Just a bit on the surface from hosing off the fire extinguisher agent. The areas where the paint was worn through are from boots on it. It's what I'm trying to prevent.
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    PTO Tiller Questions

    We've decided to hold off on a planter, but still want to expand the garden. The only tiller we have is a very small weed-eater style. I've rented a rear-tine when needed. I want to buy one, but want to go with a PTO tiller since I have tractors. I'll probably run it with my JD 5105 (45hp)...
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    Spray Bedliner for Operator Platform

    I'll probably sandblast both platform pieces. Fortunately, they will fit into the blasting cabinet.
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    Spray Bedliner for Operator Platform

    I'm going to have to clean up and repaint these platform panels on my 5105 project. As you can see, there was a lot of wear from where my feet are and some overspray from the previous owner trying to pretty it up. I was actually thinking about painting them with spray on bedliner instead. It...
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    Price Check 2000 John Deere 5105 (Help please)

    I would agree with this if the brush hog and blade are in good shape. For reference, in 2018, I paid $14.5k for mine. It is 2WD with a loader and a bale spear. It did not have a brush hog and blade with it. I know things are pricier now.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Yeah, it's a bit melted, but still functional. It's one of the few parts that has some aftermarket availability. I also need to sandblast and repaint the column after I take it apart.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Yep, seems to run fine. I had changed the oil/filter as well because the valve cover melted and some water could have gotten in. I just had a string tied to the fuel control, so I need to get all of the linkages put back together next.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Wiring harness fully installed and time for a test drive!
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Fuel line fixed up and I was able to fire it up under its own fuel and the new cluster works as well. After that, I pulled off the temporarily placed harness and installed the console support. Now I just have to get the wiring harness laid into place properly. Getting the main part in the...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Ugh, thought I had everything I need to run it on its own fuel, but there's a seal on the line to the injector pump that has a seal that is bad. It's not surprising with the heat, but I'm just annoyed at myself for not checking it. I had to pause for a few other things in The house. I ended...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Still waiting on a couple of adapters to get it running on its own fuel. I also started cleaning up the center console support and other metal pieces that need cleaning/painting.
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    Fuel Line Protection

    Working on my 5105, the fuel line runs under the tractor and of course behind the dash where the fire was. Is it worth trying to find some kind of protector to protect the bottom so it doesn't get snagged? Maybe the plastic wire harness cover stuff? It's just bulk fuel line, so it is cheap, but...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Got it fired up for a few seconds last night. I had just barely enough of the new harness connected to crank and run it. I still have to put the new fuel head and lines on, but I ran it for a second off of what was still in the injection pump and shut it off. I'll get the fuel system done before...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Got a few simple things fixed. I also started building the new fuel head. I'm waiting for my filter order to arrive though. My box of parts lost a couple of things along the way, but the company is shipping out replacements.
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    Planters for small tractors

    We're thinking about expanding the garden and I've been looking at 1 or 2 row used row crop planters to attach to either my 5055 or 5105 (when I get it going). It would be for rows of sweet corn, pumpkins, and beans. Anything to look out for there? Have others done this? I have experience...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Box of parts has also arrived.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    More teardown last night. No real surprises found. The bolts holding the console bracket were a pain with all of the molten plastic covering them. Of this was a better design, I could have left the orbital valve in place.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    I'm sure it's a cost thing. Rubber lines running underneath could certainly be improved. It's just bulk fuel lines, so making/running some hard lines later on would not be difficult. There would have to be some short rubber sections at the tank and fuel head as well as a hard line disconnect...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    I was also a mechanic in college, so I have an "eye" for electrical harnesses. This one is pretty simple. But my initial fitment will just be to get the tractor running before I order any parts or clean up/paint any brackets. That will give me a chance to make sure everything's right. I want to...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Wiring harness showed up. Valve cover from Ebay also arrived. The remainder of fthe critical parts should be here this week.
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    JD 5055e Radio Installation with Pictures

    I decided to go with a cheaper Sony unit without a CD player. It has USB, so CDs would be pointless. It has a detachable faceplate, I thought those were done away with. The radio and adapter I got. Inserting the mounting bracket is just like any other DIN opening. Connecting the included...
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    JD 5055e Radio Addition

    2017 5055e got here today. I've done a little bit of searching on this. Obviously, I need some tunes. I need to remove the panel and see what I'm dealing with as well. From what I've found I need the antenna kit from JD, p/n AL222926. Looking online, that's a pretty pricey kit. Do I need...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    We did that on the Massey as well. The front half is actually nearly balanced with the suitcase weights. We locked the wheels so it wouldn't try to fold with the steering and just used a floorjack and a couple of steel rims welded together to lift the engine side. Obviously that doesn't work...
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    Learn Me About JD 5E Series

    Here's the other thread: https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/john-deere-5045e-likes-dislikes-reviews.451406/ Those two transmissions are what's available on the 5e series. The 5105 has the syncreverser. It's a simple transmission but you're not supposed to shift gears while in motion...
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    JD 5105 Fire

    I don't remember the brand I had before. They were larger disposable ones from Lowes. I bought Kiddie Pro 340s from HD to replace the ones I used and one smaller of the same brand to add. I now have 2 340s near the entrance to the shop and the smaller one at the back of the shop. I'll add...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    What did you have to split the 2030 for? I've had to split the 3545 a couple of times.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    I think the old cluster should be good for a core. It's mostly complete. Lol
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Loader brackets off and some of the mess cleaned off. No surprises so far. Time to order the first round of parts. Loader brackets are heavy in case you thought otherwise. I used an engine crane, which made it pretty easy.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Hope you have some patience, it's going to take a while, lol.
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    Yeah, it had a fire a few weeks ago. Electrical fire near the fusebox that burned through the fuel line. The vise grips are a backup keeping the fuel from running out of the hose. I also have a bolt plugging it with some hose clamps. I haven't drained it all out yet. The only other option is...
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    JD 5105 Repair Thread

    I thought I'd use a thread to chronicle my repair of my 5105. Today I got the loader off, pulled it into the shop, and got the hood off with the help of my kids. My plan is to get the bare minimum parts to make it run, so I can be assured that it will run, before getting the rest and tracking...
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    Global Loader Attachment

    Local Kubota dealer had one in stock. Now to wait for the delivery of my tractor so I can unload it out of my pickup.
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    Global Loader Attachment

    I don't see the option for the Global attachment, but maybe I just have to call them.
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    Global Loader Attachment

    Is there a more common name for this? Searching for it doesn't seem to work. I know the skid steer quick connect is more common. I'm looking for a good set of pallet forks with the global quick connect for a JD H240 loader. The local dealer wants $2k for Frontier. I'm in CO.
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    Learn Me About JD 5E Series

    Well, I did it. It's a 2017 5055e with about 150 hrs. It seems really clean and lightly used. I'll have to get used to running a loader from inside of a cab, but brush hogging and snow removal will be really nice. It is the global loader attachment. It has a bucket and a bale spear. I have to...
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    Learn Me About JD 5E Series

    Thanks for the detailed information, I appreciate it. I have a pre-def pickup with DPF, so I'm used to making sure I don't make a bunch of short trips and give it a good workout once in a while. I've never had that one go into regen. I have to laugh on the loader thing. I grew up with a 4020...
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    Learn Me About JD 5E Series

    Went to the dealer in town today with the intention of trying out a 2wd 5065e to see how I like the tractor overall. That one had sold, ut they have a 2017 5055 with a cab and loader and only 150 hours that seems really nice. Might have to think about it even with the power reverser.
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    Learn Me About JD 5E Series

    What would you look at?
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    Learn Me About JD 5E Series

    How do you like the 5065 otherwise?
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    Learn Me About JD 5E Series

    It might also involve a road trip for me. There are a couple around here, but most of the used ones close seem to be in the NE/KS/OK/TX areas.
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    Learn Me About JD 5E Series

    So insurance is totaling my 5105. I've been looking around at used 5E series tractors, so I'm curious about what others think about them. I've read through the 5045E thread, and there is a lot of useful information there, so thank you to those who responded to that one. I'm thinking a 5055...
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    JD 5105 Fire

    Yeah, I want to avoid new stuff. I'd probably be looking for another early 00's model of some type. I did check with the dealer, there are four of the replacement harnesses available in the US. ~$1700. I definitely don't want a used harness.
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    JD 5105 Fire

    Well, the dealer wanted me to take it in to create an estimate. I get it, but they want $200 to tow it. I have a trailer that can haul it, but not a good way to get it on the trailer. Talking to the insurance company, they seem to be fine with totaling it given the damage (I uploaded a bunch...
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    JD 5105 Fire

    Claim filed. It is covered. The insurance company has asked that we get repair estimates. My wife talked to someone at the JD dealer and sent them a bunch of pictures to get their estimates. She also has a call in to the local Kubota dealer who does a lot of JD work as well. Maybe I should have...
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    JD 5105 Fire

    Usually it falls under equipment kept to maintain your lawn, but you'd want to double check and check the maximum coverage.
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    JD 5105 Fire

    I'm guessing it will go that way. I believe I can fix it if I can get a wiring harness.
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    JD 5105 Fire

    The fuel tank is behind the seat with a small portion of it to the left of the seat. It was not damaged. I went through and found part numbers of the major components that need to be replaced. My running total from a JD dealer site was $5600. I'm sure labor would double that, but I can fix it...
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    JD 5105 Fire

    The battery is in front of the radiator on that one. I think it was the fuse box area or wiring behind it. My guess is that it was a small electrical fire that burned through the diesel hose running from the tank.
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    JD 5105 Fire

    I don't think there were any mouse nests. I store mine inside of my shop and I've never had any evidence of mice in there. I keep a few traps out just in case.
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    JD 5105 Fire

    Yeah, it's part of the home policy. I made sure with them that it was enough to cover it.
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    JD 5105 Fire

    This happened Friday after brush hogging the larger areas that I keep mowed. I mowed about an hour, ate a quick dinner, and finished another 45 minutes. I parked it here and went to spray thistle on the 4 wheeler and my wife and kids yell "fire" at me. Must have been electrical, but the only...
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    Replacement Seat for JD 5105

    My JD 5105 has an aftermarket seat (not a great one) that needs to be replaced. I don't necessarily want to buy all of the expensive factory parts to make it stock again. It seems like there area all kinds of aftermarket seats available online, but there is very little mounting information...
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    Grass Seeding

    I'm wondering if there's a good attachment out there that can incorporate grass seed into harder soil besides a grain/grass drill. I had a building built last year and have a couple areas to seed. I had fairly good luck by spreading the seed then using the box blade to pull top soil over the...
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    Loader Lift Capacity

    I have a JD 5105 with a JD 521 loader. I'm looking at buying an automotive lift at some point, and most of them require you to unload off of the semi trailer when they deliver. The pallet weight is 1700lbs. I'm wondering how well this rig will do with that heavy of a load. The forks I have...
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    New Building!

    I finished this up a couple of weeks ago, but I've been slacking on posting the pictures. I put down weed barrier for the rock and added scribed pieces of cement-board siding to keep critters out. I went with cement board to make sure it wouldn't pull up moisture. It worked out pretty well...
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    JD 5105 Steering Cylinder Rebuild

    The steering cylinder on my tractor was dripping fluid past the polish rod, so I ordered the repair kit and completed it today. Taking the cylinder apart wasn't too bad, but getting the new seals in place was a pain. It's not leaking anymore and hopefully it will stay that way. In the one...
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    Springs for Pat's Quick Attach

    One of my release springs broke and I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can order some spares online. The local farm store doesn't carry springs (weird, I know), so I might have to venture into town.
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    Next Project!

    FB Marketplace is dangerous. I found a cheap Rhino SE-7, but it needs a bit of work. The wheel bearings need to be replaced and the gearbox is missing the input shaft. The blades and carrier are present, but I'm sure the blades can use sharpening. My plan is to get a replacement gearbox and...
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    New Building!

    Got it done to the point where I can start using it. I still need to finish sealing, paint add skirting, a bit of dirt work, and add some rock around it. I'll probably slow down a bit now that it has a roof and I can use it. This was the first time I put on a roof on my own. I'm not a fan of...
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    New Building!

    Was a little busy this weekend.
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    Pat's Quick Hitch

    What do you guys think of the Pat's Quick Hitch system? Did you find that your top link was too short with it? I have a Cat 2 hitch, but I just use the sleeves for my cat 1 blade. I know they make one that attaches cat 1, but I don't want to lose the cat 2 capability.
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    New Building!

    Here's the blocks being dug into the ground to where they're all level. My compacting work seemed to do well, it was hard as heck to dig down a few inches by hand. Our soil here is sandy, so it wasn't due to clay, lol. Per the manufacturer's recommendation, I put down 4x4's. I could only...
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    New Building!

    Or at least a new shed. I got one of the shed kits from Lowes and unloaded it with my 5105. I was pretty impressed with how it handled 1400lbs. I could probably use some more weight in the back, the rear tires were a little light (had the box blade on the back). I just needed to get it off...
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    Hydraulic Selector Valve Question

    I have a JD 5105 with center-hydraulics and a joystick for the loader. I'm thinking I'd like to get a hydraulic top-link on my box blade and be able to run other hydraulics as necessary. I could just disconnect the bucket tilt and connect the other hydraulics as necessary, but I was thinking...
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    Toolbox Mount for JD 521 Loader

    I was looking around on the tractor for the best way to mount a 50 cal ammo can toolbox. This bracket is on the loader and it seems like the perfect way to mount it. The bracket has a retaining pin on the shaft that holds it on, so it can easily be removed. My question is, is this the factory...
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    Joined the Club

    Almost done with the pad for my shed. It's taking a bit, but I'm getting the hang of it.
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    Joined the Club

    I joined the club and bought a used JD 5105 with a 521 loader. I've had it for about a month, and like it quite a bit so far. I've used it for a little bit of driveway repair to get the hang of everything. I've moved a bit of dirt around. I'm building up a leveling pad for a 10x10 shed this...
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    MF 3545 Tranmission Input Shaft Seal

    New member here, seems to be a lot more information on the internet than when I last dug into this tractor. So the background is I have a MF 3545 with the electric over hydraulic primary in the transmission (gives it 16 speeds). Four years ago, a bad financial decision about an alternator...
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