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    Review of 4710

    Ran out of time to bring my 1440v into the shop for engine work but need to get gardens ready. So, my buddy offered his 4710 and rotary tiller. It's about 20 kms as the crow flies between the farm where it resides and my place, but road closures and rush hour meant a LOT of extra travel...
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    A-C/Simplicity 311GT

    I picked up an if not dead definitely dying Allis 811GT (Simplicity '79-'81) and have done a little reading about the Simplicity A-C deals. This one has been re=powered as an 18HP (as later evolution of same tractor did) but judging by the wear on almost anything moving has a LOT of hours on...
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    Parts for E3CD-T rebuild?

    anyone know where most likely location of cylinder head cracking might be? this thing was run with no coolant so has indeed overheated. Makes head cracks very good possibility. This job is getting pushed back by several car and truck jobs I need to take care of. Not sure I will have it in...
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    Cold Start Pre-heating?

    I couldn't find anything in Iseki service manual about provisions for engine heating. Anyone know what is there? I gets REALLY cold here, but seldom cold and snow at same time. Use my D5 to clear snow on warmer days, but want to have the little tractor if and when I need it.
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    Cold Start Pre-heating?

    My M-F 1440C with E3CD-T is soon to get its turn in the shop. Reading through the Iseki workshop manual for the engine, there is no mention of what to use and where to put an electric heating element for cold starts. I do my big snow removal with a D5H but it is a bit clumsy around buildings...
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    Parts for E3CD-T rebuild?

    thanks. Will head over to their website and look around. We have business in US so probably meet a UPS order at office on next trip.
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    Parts for E3CD-T rebuild?

    I bought an M-F 1440 (not sure what Iseki model this is) with an E3CD-T engine that one of friend's employees ran with no coolant. Suspect only rings and maybe pistons (did not seize - so bores probably good) but darned if I will pay the incredible prices of parts (and in our case horrendous...
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    Chemtrails

    yes, of course. Sorry for slow reply - house full of grandkids
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    Chemtrails

    We have turned universities into vocational factories for some bizarre reason. Instead of going to a place of learning and learning we pay some money to go to a place where nobody takes the time and effort to actually understand the subject matter. The focus is no longer on education but...
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    Chemtrails

    The carbon cycle is extremely important and required for life on Earth. The mechanism to "clean it up" was invented by Mother Nature - a myriad of plants and microorganisms remove the carbon from CO2 as part of their life. We always think of trees and swamps as the big deal, but they are...
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    Chemtrails

    Efficacy of aerial weather modification has been a hotly contested issue in aviation forever. Very little evidence it has ever produced results. I have only known one fervent believer in conspiracies behind chemical infused condensate trails from aircraft. He was an otherwise very bright and...
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    You "Road" Your Tractor?

    I help my best bud to produce alfalfa for his horses (usually around 24). Our big tractor was a 7490 M-F (that never worked right from day 1) and a 120HP smaller M-F (can't remember model #). He would run them back and fourth from home (where we produce most hay) to the horses (about 20 miles)...
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    Weak trailer brakes. Sure could use some ideas here!

    If you are really serious about having brakes, for crying out loud don't buy things with electric drums!! You can get electric over hydraulic discs for most axles and use an actuator that draws its power from a battery located near axles (blue wire then just become signal wire). Until 2 years...
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    Generic Hydraulic-Transmission Fluid

    That is something you should avoid if possible. mulsti vis motor oils such as 10W-30 from non synth base stock uses viscosity index improvers that are very delicate long chain polymers that shear down over time in an easy application (motor oil) but die a horrible and quick death in hydraulics...
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    Generic Hydraulic-Transmission Fluid

    I used to formulate and blend lube oils and from what I remember of that marketplace pretty much everyone makes a Tractor/Hydraulic product. Just so you understand why I generalize and say just buy any brand name you trust: realize that base oils are a commodity that few people make. Blenders...
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    Tree cutting accident

    I think the biggest factor in limb trimming is trying to saw from below. To be really safe, IMHO you need to have the equipment to allow the cut to start from the top of a limb....and as you are aware even that is not 100%. I/we have done a lot of work in the 20-30' range and when we were...
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    Tree cutting accident

    We have seen 3 tree accidents over the last year or so. First, big wind up North where a good friend lives on the East side of a good size lake. Took a few hundred foot deciduous out, one barely missing his airplane and another centerpunching the living room roof. No injuries. Second was...
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    Vevor mini lathe

    I have a very similar lathe I bought from Princess Auto several years ago, as well as the matching mini mill. One can not pretend these are great tools, but for things just too small for my mid sized tools and usually in aluminum they are very handy to have. #1 son-in-law uses the lathe a lot...
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    We were speedway racers (travelled for much of that), but also did a lot of flat track (we were in the Northern bush, and here was only one track for snowmobiles, speedway and flat track - a cinder track that would chew a lot of flesh if it broke through your leathers. Still have a big mark in...
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    Quite impressed with the number of offroad and dual sport riders here....but not really surprised. In my youth I was partner at a Kaw/NVT dealership/race shop. We also imported Jawa ISO speedway bikes and Sprite motocrossers, so dirt (and cinder) thoroughly ground into my blood (through elbows...
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    M-F vs. Fendt?

    Yeah, one feature of globalization and the interwebs is the criminals have learned far better than police how to exploit these channels. My concern with the Fendt tractor is that he bought it from the same dealer that can't keep a Massey anything running. We laughingly refer to that place as...
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    M-F vs. Fendt?

    Love it! My 12YO grandson drives pretty much every off road thing in my sig lines except the D5 and 941 Cats (he is not heavy enough to run the brakes yet...but has been running D5 steer and blade for 6 years). He also can match his Mom in operating the excavator (not mine, on loan from Fendt...
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    M-F vs. Fendt?

    My friend can be...uh....a BIT on the eccentric side once in a while. He likes driving the Fendt so much he has taken into town for lunch and out shopping a few times!!! At least a bit cheaper than his Porsches...or maybe not?
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    M-F vs. Fendt?

    My best friend has a few small farms that he/we cultivate to feed his herd of horses (usually around 25). We started working with whatever old equipment we could score, but as he became more successful in business he switched to buying new stuff from local M-F dealer. We did try a bit of green...
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    Cat vs. Fiat notes

    Thought of that, but the batteries live in an extremely crowded cell underneath the operator's seat. Also not having time to pull out the cabling and re-terminate. Want to use original hold-down (as a high amp short could occur within a couple inches of my arse - or more to the point my...
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    Cat vs. Fiat notes

    We have a fair bit of earth moving to do to turn unbroken land into site for shop and home, roads, etc. First thing I bought was a D5H with a 6 way blade, then later a 941 track loader - that turned out to have cracked block. I need the tracked machine this summer, and no time to convert to...
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    Best way to clean up hydraulic fluid?

    We work with napthenic oils and the ultimate way to clean stains from concrete (and very easy from steel) is Walter Slapshot (should be able to get at Grangers).
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    16k trailer with 14500 payload.

    Sorry, should have been more specific. 20% of yield strength (i.e. where permanent deformation begins) or 20% of Ultimate Tensile Strength (i.e. where things actually break).
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    LSPI ..... I didn't know it was A Thing.....

    Which of course IS the simple solution. If LSPI really was about oil in the cylinder, diesels WOULD suffer as they commonly run extremely high cylinder pressures at very low speeds.
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    16k trailer with 14500 payload.

    To yield or UTS?
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    Tractor for land clearing and preparation

    What's your rock situation? I bought a D5 with 6 way blade for clearing our property and levelling building sites. Built a root rake, only to find that the "little" rocks will bend the 2" steel plate teeth with ease when trying to pull up willow root systems. Have to do one pass with blade...
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    16k trailer with 14500 payload.

    Just curious what DSF you apply to sprung and unsprung members? My trailer design engineer friend (HD, not MD or light) does 3G for frame loads but has no idea what axle and suspension manufacturers design to.
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    16k trailer with 14500 payload.

    For the OP's purposes, add one more vote to the NO BLOODY WAY on 7k axles. Reality is the "farm yard junk" that Dexter sells is in so far over its head that loading to rated max is going to have very short component life. Really strange they would install far more tire than the axle could...
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    FEL

    Thanks for the link. Will try to answer your post and some above in one go. I have been doing a lot of work with a 7890 that has simple bucket control (i.e. no geometric correction for lift). Great field tractor but total PITA for bucket work. In my case, I will be hauling sand and gravel...
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    FEL

    no loader at all, the old one is on a new tractor. I design and build a lot of equipment and structures, so that part is no big deal. However, since I have never built a loader I don't want to miss any details that users are familiar with or wish they had. Non-levelling is completely out of...
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    FEL

    I bought a slightly broken M-F 1440V from a friend, but he was replacing it with a brand new one so kept the FEL and rear mowers. IIRC the loader was an M-F 1466 but I believe that it has a brand-specific attachment system and no "parallelogram" correction of bucket angle with boom lift. So...
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    1440V comments

    Pretty sure they never checked the coolant level....ever. Everything on that farm was being run with no concern for anything but fuel level. People working there were great with the animals (horses) but horrible with mechanical things. Will have a good look for blockage/restriction/crap...
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    1440V comments

    This year I bought a 1440V from my best bud. One of his employees managed to run it without coolant (leak) and it doesn't run so well any more. I am assuming just rings, but what else should I expect has been damaged? I am in Canada (SK) so where do I get Iseki parts at a decent price...
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    Towing capacity

    As a former high performance lighting distributor, I will tell you that 2" of change of rake is too much. This is why Euro vehicles REQUIRE some kind of headlight height adjustment - manual for cheap stuff, fully automated for more expensive. On my trucks, I go to air rear suspension...
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    Which Iseki is M-F 1440V?

    Thanks for the thoughts, but in my shop all evaluations don't start until I have the factory information in hand. From what I was told, it still ran but sounds like rings fully softened. I MIGHT get away with some lesser repair, but as I said I start only from correct information/specs being...
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    Which Iseki is M-F 1440V?

    I have an M-F 1440V that I bought last year with an engine that had been run dry of coolant. So, need to find a service manual and parts supply to rebuild. I see we have manuals here, but where do I cross reference the tractor model and serial to match up with Iseki information? It is a 3...
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    Towing capacity

    New guy here, but light and medium duty trailers are kind of my "thing". My "day job" client has a huge fleet of pickups and trailers, and I can tell you that a 1/2 ton may be "rated" for 9k, and the trailer behind it may also be "rated" for that load, but it is mostly a complete load of...
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    Get rid of those bent axles!

    My trailer engineer buddy and I have constant disagreements over this. As someone who builds a lot of trailers and axles, I look at pretty much everything rolling down the highway with great interest. IF those who design class 8 flat decks actually DID the calcs to determine camber, most of...
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    semi-retired. 72 acres of pasture, will be family home. Bunch of old diesel equipment. Build...

    semi-retired. 72 acres of pasture, will be family home. Bunch of old diesel equipment. Build most of my own stuff.
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