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  1. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Mostly got the equipment serviced, out of the woods, and cleaned up. I used the Komatsu muck out the duck pond & just spread 45 tons of 3/4" of blue stone with the Little Max28. Did less than 1/2 of what I want to refresh, and that stone is expensive!
  2. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Check out this lawn. This is the fanciest home in our town, not mine. Also, I am envious of all his equipment with shiny new paint. Not shown is a Ram3500 dually with triaxle flatbed, and his widebody Challenger Hellcat. In ay case I'm happy with my old stuff, and the cows keep our field...
  3. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    I imagine a lot of us have an equipment build with a small junk yard of stull piled in the back. I noticed the roof of the building was being damaged with tree branches that have grown to touch the roof. Not being one for ladders, it's excavator time. what a crap load of branches. Meanwhile my...
  4. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Also not shown is the motor has be fueled up to deliver another 12 to 15% more power as moving an 8,000 lb tractor with 37.2 Hp net is terrible, while having a bit over 40 HP, is at least livable. I based my "Dyno" measurements based on before 4.8 MPH up driveway grade, after fueling up, 5.6 MPH...
  5. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    L39 Mods (cont) Mods: Towing shackles Inner wheel weights and spacers Outer Wheel Weights Tool box and weighted center tube Grill guard, Towing receiver and frond weight (2 Photos) 5mm Upsized Hydraulic cylinders that delivers 12 to 15% more capacity in lift & curl. Lift @ center bucket is good...
  6. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Well all the machines are out of the woods and more or less serviced. If new this equipment the replacement would run over 1/2 million dollars. I lived at right time for this working class fool to be able to swing this lifestyle. It is a real struggle now being "retired" My L39 Kubota has 2600...
  7. mike69440

    New Kubota Corrosion

    The fittings in the OP photos seem to be a different color plating from similar types of OEM fittings on our old Kubota backhoe and loader. They are. Ours are Zinc Cad. that offer good protection.
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    New Kubota Corrosion

    Bad connections and a bad battery will cause this to happen. Very True, However the change From yellow Zinc Cadmium Plating to more ecology safe coatings is a minus in corrosion protection.
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    Do any of y'all seal, wax or ceramic coat your tractor??

    Seriously, I have not the energy to pressure wash them!
  10. mike69440

    New Kubota Corrosion

    I sold a +30 Year old Kubota B7200 10 years ago, for what I paid for it. The Yellow zinc hardware and fittings were in excellent condition and the faded paint was still totally adhered with no rust. Steel parts were sandblasted and had white primer under the topcoat. That along and the solid...
  11. mike69440

    New Toyota Tundra’s Recalled for Spun Crank Bearing

    Understand the motors were assembled with debris in crank. That is not fixable without new motors.
  12. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Have about 4-1/2 Acres of Pasture. It took some real terra forming to create it. Wonder how many thousands of yards of material have been moved?
  13. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Other work was scraping out the paddock, laying two Triaxle load of clay sand, 400 bales of hay, and 4 Cord of firewood.
  14. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    May is the rough tough work month as the temperatures are lower. May flies are fierce, but June and summer the Mosquitos suck blood. Clearing a 1/2 more acre in the NH rocky hilly woods is tough. I will use the area to shoot shotgun and semi auto rifle as it is further form house & neighbors...
  15. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Friend has both a .338 Norma Mag and .338 Lapua Magnum. My Cals are .22LR, 9x19mm, 5.56x45mm, .300 Blackout, 7.62x39, 30-06, and 12 Ga.
  16. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Thanks for asking. I hope your are in good health. In the morning my shoulder sounds like broken bones crunching, stiff and painful. I can lift 5 Lbs. over my head. I can dead lift. Hard to use a chainsaw. Slowly gaining strength. Doubtful I will be motorcycling this this year. Questioning if...
  17. mike69440

    74 hp skid vs 74 hp hoe for building tiny acreage?

    A tracked skid steer is better for traction and moving material. Can't beat an excavator for digging. Then a Ag tractor for 3 Pt work.
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    Kubota L47 fork capacity

    I thought nearly taking a dive in my pond was scary.
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    Kubota L47 fork capacity

    Impressive Lift using SSQA forks. Bucket forks really cut capacity. I have set up my bucket forks so they also can be bolted direct to the QA of the loader, but you cant adjust width when directly bolted.
  20. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Sure don't remember farm work being so hard.
  21. mike69440

    Comparison Buying my first sub compact tractor need help deciding.

    Few here will recommend a subcompact category tractor for use on more than two (2) acres, three acres tops. BUY ENOUGH TRACTOR At least 30 HP, Check out Yanmar/Branson/ Kioti
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    Is this a good price on a 2023 Kubota SV97-2 Track Steer

    Considering the same sales book had listed a 2016 SV95-2 with 2,000 hrs. for $56,000, $82,000 for a 2023 seems a good price?? Not buying, just posting.
  23. mike69440

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    It will stay out in the elements year-round. Will move it around with forks
  24. mike69440

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Finally made a proper Shooting Bench. Then before I moved bench to my humble range, I leveled an out of whack Scope. You can see level sitting on tractor forks in one photo.
  25. mike69440

    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    Here was my solution, you will need wheel weights and the backhoe attached, but this will get you half way between a stock L45 and an M62. Upsized Hydraulic Clyinders for Loaders The loader is still fast enough. I do not recommend cranking up the Hydraulic Pressure beyond 3,100 Psi, and even...
  26. mike69440

    Why don’t you own a toothbar?

    I wish the L45/L47L39 family had 43/16-20 minimum 8 Ply rears, with rims that coulds take add on weights. On the front wheels, use the 29/10-16 tires from the M62. Loader should have came factory with 65mm curl cylinders and 60 mm Lift cylinders, to add another 12-15% of loader capacity vs. the...
  27. mike69440

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I prefer #4 buck, 27 .22 balls in each 2 3/4" round sitting of Mossberg 500, with the last couple 00 & being slugs. Plus 10 rounds on good cards outside of Mossberg 500 fitted with sights and weapon light. So not blast your eardrums out, also along side the scattergun, an AR15 with CMMG .22LR...
  28. mike69440

    To CAB or NOT

    In my old age a real heated cab would be nice in the winter, but open cab is the other seasons is handy if you are on and off a lot.
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    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    At $100K I can see why M62's are selling well.
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    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    Great idea as I a smashed a car with the BH.
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    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    Ran a quick connect for a trickle charger and a cigarette plug for an electric vest
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    Why don’t you own a toothbar?

    The true dedicated TLB's are pretty tough. I'd be on my 3rd std Ag. tractor the same size, as I would have killed a lesser machine. This is what I did for a tooth bar on a 6' hd Round bucket from my L39 with cutting edge, then weld on adapters for small excavator teeth for hard soil digging Best...
  33. mike69440

    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    Scotty, if you have added any weight or mods to the M59, bet it is over 9,000 lbs, hell my L39 is 8,200 Lbs
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    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    Would you drive your M59 w/ BH attached forward up a 35-40% slope? How much does the backhoe affect stability? On my L39 I filled the hollow Loader tubes with Durabar adding about 130 lbs midsection. On an M62 having larger tubes, guessing this would add another 200 Lbs. They were set using...
  35. mike69440

    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    If the L39 is my last tractor, I’ll will be happy with that. Besides, I'm too old to do all those mods over again. I have very much enjoyed using it. I'd be on my 3rd std Ag. tractor the same size, as I would have killed a lesser machine. Why is everyones tractor shinier than mine? I think it...
  36. mike69440

    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    I'd also get a 6' hd Round bucket from an L47 with cutting edge, then weld on adapters for small excavator teeth for hard soil digging Best teeth https://www.global.weir/product-catalogue/construction-wear-parts/excavator/esco-construction-excavator-lips-and-tooth-systems/ Available from...
  37. mike69440

    To CAB or NOT

    Get one with flat glass
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    USA, the new 3rd World.
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    Student Loan Debt?

    Remember, this is the supposed Government.
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    Dog pics

    Happy Pups
  41. mike69440

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    As an old boomer, 550-650hp is adequate for my slow reflexes.
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    74 hp skid vs 74 hp hoe for building tiny acreage?

    I would but a footing underneath the wall, plus the horizontal foam, especially if the soil cannot support a lot of weight on prone to heaving. How much land do you intend to work after your project and what is soil condition, Terrain, and woods look like?
  43. mike69440

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://www.huddig.com/media/3175/twin-broschyr_802159en-a.pdf Take a look at the Hybrid TLB
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    Snow

    It looks like May 4 not March 4 in Central NH. Plow has snoozed most of winter.
  45. mike69440

    74 hp skid vs 74 hp hoe for building tiny acreage?

    Such a loaded question! This really depends on the type of work you do most after that first project is done. For construction stuff use a Skid Steer, or better yet, a Track Steer. Swiss Army Knife, the TLB. Digging and small dozer stuff, Excavator with thumb and blade, at least 5 ton.
  46. mike69440

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Sort of like the Canoehttps://www.canoo.com/, except it needs a Range extended Diesel, so you don't need to rely 100% on Charging stations. Would not want to be an early adopter. Like the Military Version, Needs an extended Wheelbase model.
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    Excavator flail.

    Better than an Excavator fail!
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    Dog pics

    +11 Year old Fritzy, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog female, 115 Lbs. Never seen one make it past 13, the few they drag out at the Nationals bring a tear to your eyes. 8 years is average life span.
  49. mike69440

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    https://www.riflespeed.com/RIFLESPEED-Gas-Controls-750_p_12.html
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    Kubota L47 fork capacity

    If you turn up the pump pressure 100 Psig, it does not hurt anything. Before I installed 5mm larger cylinders on mine, I wa running 3,300 psig. That was bad, but a full 3,000 Psig is fine.
  51. mike69440

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Youtube "school of the american rifle" has a lot of inspection and tuning tips.
  52. mike69440

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Mike, [2/24/2024 11:22 AM] Last week I blew up a cheapo adjustable gas block that was pinched down too much, thus overpressurizing the block. Still a block should be designed to take the pressure. The funny thing is, the gun still cycled the round, but did not have enough to pick up another...
  53. mike69440

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I took the chance at pissing off my wife on Valentines day building her an AR with the CMMG .22 LR conversion kit. 16" Rocso government profile barrel, PSA lower, Aero trigger, ambi safety, SIG red dot, back up sigths PSA lower, Toolcraft NiB BCG for .5.56mm. It is a basic rifle, not too heavy...
  54. mike69440

    New E60 Excavator

     E60s are strong for their weight. Friend runs one for his business. I have Komatsu a PC75UU2.
  55. mike69440

    Kubota L47 fork capacity

    Not an issue with a reinforced bucket. Forks bend before bucket. My Mahindra has a slight smile, but it can only lift 900 lb a few inches off the ground with the forks. The L39 will lift an IBC tote filled 70% over a stock fench to fill stock tank using bucket clamp on forks. That is how I...
  56. mike69440

    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    If they service a Lot of Grand L and M series tractors, should be ok. The frame and hydraulics are what sets the TLBs apart. The rest is nothing special.
  57. mike69440

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Is that a 20" barrel on your gun? I bought a m-lok rail and the front grip that you show in the photo from the Chinese Ohunt site. They have several rail sizes. I was surprisingly impressed by the machining quality and the hardware. I wonder if made by slave labor? I just tuned and adjusted the...
  58. mike69440

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I would not consider or want the HD. I thought the 4K Mini at $449.99 was fair price. I paid $349.99 for the HD & really happy I got the refund.
  59. mike69440

    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    Why get the same type of equipment, just up sized?
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    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    A 10-12 tonne excavator will save your and very much complement your TLB.
  61. mike69440

    M62 TLB for Maintaining Hilly Land ?

    Here is what I have done to my L39 for stability and to increase loader capacity. See: L39 Fuel Pump Turn Up. Zoom-zoom, sort of. My neighbor has an SV95 CTL, getting rid of his fairly useless L3901. CTL faster stronger, more maneuverable than TBL, but good to have the swiss Army Knife.
  62. mike69440

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I have been not shooting much for the last 3 months due to a shoulder injury. During the downtime, I got a pistol and built 4 rifles and got some 30-06 reloaded. I finally got to start shouting again. I wanted to tip toe into night vision and decided to get something that could be used as a...
  63. mike69440

    Kubota L47 fork capacity

    With bucket forks Tractor Ballasted to 8,200 Lbs, upsized Lift and Curl Cylinders by 5mm my L39 will lift 1800 Lb pallet. Think you can handle 2,000 Lbs with SSQA forks. I have no idea how much this weighed, but the forks were mounted to SSQA in this photo.
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    L39 Fuel Pump Turn Up. Zoom-zoom, sort of.

    750 Lbs of wheel weights and upped Cylinder sizes by 5mm
  65. mike69440

    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    I have about 700 hours on mine, Not much use in the winter. A small strong tractor is very handy. My L39 Fights well above it size also, having the bucket load lift of a utility tractor and I have the old Komatsu Excavator.
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    50 Hour Mahindra MAX28XL Shuttle Review (Long Read)

    Larger Curl Cylinders really helped. I'll look for the cupholder at Harbor freight! https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/weak-loader-curl-possible-solution-for-the-max28.353387/
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    Turned up he fuel in my L39

    With a reinforced and toothed bucket out front also!
  68. mike69440

    Turned up he fuel in my L39

    totally manual throttle?
  69. mike69440

    Mahindra Max 26 won’t start: Requesting tips and Info to replace neutral safety switch.

    As it darn cold out and I 'm dealing with a severe rotator cuff injury, I really don't look forward to spinning my wheels figuring how to to replace neutral safety switch. I do not have the service or parts manual for the Mahindra Max 26 but I did find the attached online. I need to replace...
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    Turned up he fuel in my L39

    No, Just opened the Faucet a Bit. Playing with shim thickness increased Injector cam injection duration and timing. I did not mess with that. There is only so much fuel you can and to a NA engine as the air supply does not change.
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    Backhoes and loaded tires

    My Modified L39 is now ballasted to over 8,000 Lbs. Search on Threads by me for Photo's and tech data.
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    Anyone own a L47 w/soft cab?

    They suck compared to a real cab, Hard scratch resistant plastic on front, soft HD Saran wrap on sides. They Fog in winter. But I love mine compared to freezing my ass off in winter in an open cab.
  73. mike69440

    Backhoe vs Tractor with backhoe

    Got a question, Is your 6 acres a miniature version of our 17 Acres before we did the terraforming or is it a nice piece of workable land? See my thread: Busy Wife This Weekend to give you you some idea of what I'm referring to. Next question, do you farm, or just maintain, & improve property...
  74. mike69440

    Chinese built 1-ton plus excavators.

    Don't mess with an excavator less than 3.5 tons, prefer a 5 tonne and up.
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    Turned up he fuel in my L39

    https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/l39-fuel-pump-turn-up-zoom-zoom-sort-of.468150/
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    Suddenly Max28 will not fire up, but cranks fine?

    be glad this did not hao be glad this did not happen to you! https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/rear-axle-failure-max-28-service-manual-pages.454764/
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    Turned up he fuel in my L39

    After I looked up the part diagram already!
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    Turned up he fuel in my L39

    Tore my rotator cuff 2 days ago, otherwise I would go out and take picture. Spending day resting and one armed.
  79. mike69440

    Turned up he fuel in my L39

    A late model L45 is the best without DEF, if you can find one. It and the L39 will outwork most utility tractors doing dirt work. Really. Look at the fuel pump, Towards the front end of the tractor there is a metal sleeve covering whats looks like a stud. Its crimped om well so good luck...
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    Turned up he fuel in my L39

    Turned up he fuel in my L39 about 2 months ago. It was pretty easy once I removed the anti tamper sleeve on the fuel adjustment screw on the fuel pump. As it is not a turbo and I do not want to roll coal or spike the EGT, I kept it sane to where I see a hint of grey smoke and called it a day...
  81. mike69440

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Stored for 13 years, finally got them back on road, put 700 miles, now I fell and have suffered a traumatic tear of right shoulder rotator cuff.
  82. mike69440

    TL1000 Loader Question for L39 owners

    https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/upsized-hydraulic-clyinders-for-loaders.355344/page-4
  83. mike69440

    L39 ROCKS!

    https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/busy-wife-this-weekend.89163/
  84. mike69440

    2022 Max 26 XLT Shuttle review

    Wow, what did they change so much? I have the 2013 Max 28. https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/rear-axle-failure-max-28-service-manual-pages.454764/ https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/weak-loader-curl-possible-solution-for-the-max28.353387/
  85. mike69440

    50 Hour Mahindra MAX28XL Shuttle Review (Long Read)

    Time to change oil @ +700 hrs
  86. mike69440

    excavator pricing

    3.5 ton bobcat is strong for it's size but bouncy and unstable.
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    excavator pricing

    Stole it.
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    Mrs. Suggested that we might consider a Mini-Excavator in our future.

    Excavator fir use in tough digging conditions are a must have. I wish my 18,000 lb machine were 12-14 tons and newer, less worn. I've keep it busy making +10 acres of rocky, ledgey, hilly land less so and pretty. https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/busy-wife-this-weekend.89163/
  89. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Afraid it is a traumatic tear of right rotator cuff. I've been through that with the left. Out of action for 6 months. We have only 17 acres maybe plus 10 of it is cleared, all rocky hill NH type ledge. If you go way back in the thread, there are some blast pictures. One acre of pasture will...
  90. mike69440

    Busy Wife This Weekend

    More Photos:
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    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Darn! I tore my right shoulder rotator cuff again this morning. Playing in the woods is over for the year. I have been too busy to Post. I was feeling pretty good for 69 years old until this morning. I started hiking again, which really helped my bad back and arthritis, Joined Planet fitness...
  92. mike69440

    My next work partner: Kubota L45

    https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/l39-fuel-pump-turn-up-zoom-zoom-sort-of.468150/ I bet you could get 50Hp and big time torque easily out of an L45. Suggest rear wheel weights or liquid ballast with wheel spacers for stability. Also I gave my loader slightly bigger muscles...
  93. mike69440

    L39 Fuel Pump Turn Up. Zoom-zoom, sort of.

    https://www.amazon.com/Exhaust-Meter-Display-Temperature-Sensor/dp/B0BZY9ZK8D/ref=sr_1_28?keywords=exhaust+gas+temperature+gauge+kit&qid=1687450937&sr=8-28
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    L39 Fuel Pump Turn Up. Zoom-zoom, sort of.

    Power Turn Up Videos, B2501 to L39, & RTV900 My 2005 L39 TLB has always been in need of more power, especially as it is ballasted to weigh approx. 8,200lbs and in winter is used to plow snow. I added more fuel, 1-1/4 turns out, but left timing stock. I plan to add EGT probe just upstream of...
  95. mike69440

    Restarting My '70 Nova Project

    Just started a project:
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    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Meat bird starter granuals is $27 at Tractor Supply today! With the load on the truck, that was well over 200 bales (215?) as I recall, but we now try to limit the loads to about 150. usually the next day we have to get another load, so better not to kill yourself. Several folks pick up off the...
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    Busy Wife This Weekend

    900 bales, but not at once! Glad we factory ordered the F150 with HD Tow package. Good luck finding one on a dealer lot!
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    Busy Wife This Weekend

    $4 If you pick off field, $5 delivered, not unloaded.
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    Busy Wife This Weekend

    They spend the summer at "Cow camp' and the winters in barn, to feed the horses and cows during the 6 months they can not eat off our field needs approximately 900 bails. Finished +6 cord of wood just before the weather turned high 80's and humid. I can barely work when it is 60F.
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    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Working the other property line. Stuff grows in fast, Lots of deadwood, low branches, brush, and debris. No deer today, but entertained the cows. Wife seriously thinks the portable fence is going to keep critters out of her garden.
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    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Cleaning up debris in the far corner of the property, all 4 cows came over to visit including the baby. Stood 10' from me, Then, two does wander over from the neighbors' property strolling by maybe 15-20 feet. I had the small tractor with me. For some reason, critters are not afraid of machines...
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    Busy Wife This Weekend

    After 6 months of PT on my shoulder, now I am finally getting some real exercise to recover some of the strength I had a decade or two ago. Being kind to myself I'm probably 50% of when I was younger and 80% pre injury. Still, feels good to be able to work. Took down 2 Large ash trees for fire...
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    Busy Wife This Weekend

    Wow, have not posted in a while! I've had some heath issues and injuries. I'm back at it but old age has slowed me down quiet a bit. Back in the day I'd work on the place dusk to dawn, but now 3-4 hours tops, & I'm done. Any rich Baby boomer or millennial thinking they are going to retire and...
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    Dog pics

    The young male 15 months carries his food bowl into the living room at 10PM and drops at wife's feet says he wants a late night snack. No one trained him do do this. He broke one of my ribs last month. He gets as excited as Tiger. The female is near 10 years old and very heathy.
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    Rtv X900

    You will be amazed how many Nissan drivetrain parts fit the TRV900 (u Joints etc)
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    Rtv X900

    Our RTV 900 has about 2,700 hours, used daily. Knock on wood, It has been very good for us.
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    2538 Main Hydraulic Pump failed

    I assume tractor was out of warrantee, thus you ate the repair cost?
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    New B26

    Waiting for the comparison review!
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    Wheel Loader Tires on Tractor?

    12 ply skid steers tires on my L39
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    Max26 curl cylinders

    I had a difficult finding cylinders that fit well but exact fit, Do not go larger than 1.75 Piston. I used the 1526 cylinders and made an internal stop. https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/weak-loader-curl-possible-solution-for-the-max28.353387/
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    2 tractors and an excavator with front blade. How the heck did I end up with all these attachments? What's your list?

    As usual, Eddie, you got me beat. Good luck with the estate.
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    Just scored this L2501 with just 14 hrs on it.

    George Washington squints when I open my wallet.
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    Lifting safe - Ballast Box needed?

    https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/custom-3-point-attachment-2-reciever-weight-box-tool-carrier-work-table.327912/ I once hung a 700 Lb. large wood stove off my back hoe and placed it several feet inside a home through the front door. Very, very, slowly. Wish I took pictures, but I was...
  114. mike69440

    Adding grab hooks on front bucket, 2 or 3 hooks?

    3 hooks, one in middle hook facing up and two on top leading edge facing toward tractor
  115. mike69440

    Your last generator Maintenance Run

    Now running off Propane, have two100LB cylinders as well as several 20 Lb. bottles, so that should run +2 days., longer if not continuous. Also have gas generator, but gas sucks, doubt it will run. With Propane start it couple times a year and keep batter charged. Starts easy, no worries. As...
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    Mini Excavator Brands, pros and cons?? Hours?

    I have an 18,000 lb. excavator. In rocky NH soil it can be every difficulty pulling a 5-6" oak if rooted in other trees, in rocky soil, and next to a wall. Largest stump I ever removed was a 3' bull pine, that had a root ball Volkswagen size. It took all the machine had to lift it out the hole...
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    Mini Excavator Brands, pros and cons?? Hours?

    A TLB with strong backhoe can usually pick itself up and swing/pull itself to more solid ground. My TLB has not normally needed rescue except for a few times, like fear of slipping and rolling down a 20' embankment. Thank God for the excavator. Nearly got excavator stuck a few times, i.e...
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Buy a decent lower either complete or start bare built from scratch, then get your upper. Change trigger to suit. I'm currently finding this is less expensive and easier than buying pieces by piece. If you want a project, buy a complete less lower parts kit and some armorers tools.
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    Steel shooting target for rifles from retired 3-point scraper blade.

    Brake rotors shatter, I have 4 more ready to blast.
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    Lifting safe - Ballast Box needed?

    Correct, however my Backhoe can lift and swing to side and move my 8,000 tlb tractor, So I have used the excavator for rescue only a few times. There is 2WD stuck, 4wd stuck, 4WD TLB and come-along stuck, then there is excavator stuck. Yuck, that's a mess!
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    Lifting safe - Ballast Box needed?

    I find the separate excavator much more useful. By having two machines, when you get one stuck, you have the other to get it out with (or get stuck too!) Correct, however my Backhoe can lift and swing to side and move my 8,000 tlb tractor, So I have used the excavator for rescue only a few...
  122. mike69440

    Steel shooting target for rifles from retired 3-point scraper blade.

    M855 green tip will dimple, and eventually wreck AR500, but I don't really care.
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    Why the poo doesnt kubota get on board with 5w40 or synthetics?

    15 ain't cold here. 15 below is. Synthetic 5w40 is only Oil I use except cars and newer truck, I use 0-30W and 0-40W Mobil I in my 03 Cobra. 15-40w T4 in my old excavator, as it uses about 9 quarts, and I lay it up for the winter.
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    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    So the Max26/28 are made in Maharashtr, India, even though it is a Mitsubishi design? Very interesting. My Max28 shuttle tractor now has +30 hours of typical hard use on it since my glue it back together repair. I think it is stronger than the original thin wall casting bearing support. I have...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    excavator time
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    My Industrial Cabin Build

    I Tiling, I would not want to do for a living, but there are worse jobs. I'm sure glad there are people in this world who actually like to paint and drywall.
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    My Industrial Cabin Build

    I wonder how many modern pioneers there are left in America. First time I seen your thread & hoping the best for you. Been off TBN for a while, I'm recovering from surgery, so I'm bored stiff. I got a lot of satisfaction out of building our place. I can relate. I lot of people just don't...
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    Mini Excavator Brands, pros and cons?? Hours?

    Steel tracks usually starts at 8 Metric tonnes, which is about as small of machine as I would want.
  129. mike69440

    New Tractor prices, how fast have things escalated?

    Kubota pricing is hard to get your head to comprehend. Yanmar I like, Branson, MF, CNH/LS, Mahindra, Kioti maybe also.
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    Mini Excavator Brands, pros and cons?? Hours?

    Mostly frozen track adjusters due to rust. they don't move easy. In any case the BH helps pick the steel track up. I bought a 20 ton hydraulic jack also.
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    My Place: a CAT, Mahindra, and Ducks

    Can you help Eddie Walker with his duck problem?
  132. mike69440

    Tri axle dump truck hourly rate?

    $110/hr. Darn Inflation!
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    How **NOT** To Use An Excavator

    Does not everyone do this to keep the riff raff and authorities of your property?
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I tore my rotator cuff, Bicep muscle, and broke a rib Jan 15 2022. Ribs heal quick. My shoulder would not heal without surgery. I was scheduled for surgery in May, however I in May I suffered two strokes two weeks apart. That put a delay in my shoulder surgery until I recovered from the...
  135. mike69440

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/busy-wife-this-weekend.89163/ For central NH where I am there is at least a 4 square miles of forest area where there is barely a class 6 road so unlike Vermont, there is not a lot of open land. Other areas of central NH are getting more suburban, but...
  136. mike69440

    Trailer question - is there too light of a load for a 14k trailer?

    Salesman is being a salesman, Photo of +11,000 Lbs. combined tractor & (12K rated) trailer with load towed by factory ordered F-150. Only18-20 psi in the air bags. This truck compared to older F150's, is totally different animal. However if doing on daily basis, a new 3/4 ton or 1 ton would be...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Last set, Now get outside and take your own walk about.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    6th set
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    5th set
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    4th set
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    3rd set
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    2nd set
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Went for a 1 mile walk today around our property today, not a lot of tractor pics, just the result of 16 years work starting with wooded Rocky raw land. I'd have been or a machine today, except for some major shoulder surgery resulting where I will be out of commission for .4-6 Months. Cleared...
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    Mini Excavator Brands, pros and cons?? Hours?

    2n'd machine helps with thrown tracks. Just never throw a track. I've done it 3 times. Yuck!
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    Mini Excavator Brands, pros and cons?? Hours?

    If I had to give up one piece of equipment, It would be my Komatsu PC75UU2 with blade and hydraulic farm. Our property would not look like it does without it, but at my at both my age and it's condition, given the current economy if it breaks bad, it will not get fixed. I've put +2,500 mostly...
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    My Brothers Estate

    Wow Eddie, Just saw this. Death is not only sad, but can be a real mess, especially when you leave stuff behind. Wishing you the best.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Still lots of hurdles…adequate charging station deployment, electrical grid support (need to grow capacity 2x), etc. A Hybrid rechargeable currently make sense. Cart is before horse regarding infrastructure. Battery must also be callable of lasting 300-400 thousand miles, be recyclable, not...
  148. mike69440

    2 tractors and an excavator with front blade. How the heck did I end up with all these attachments? What's your list?

    Over about 17 years, hope I'm done. Did I mention the campers (2) motorcycles (3) and vehicles (6)
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    2 tractors and an excavator with front blade. How the heck did I end up with all these attachments? What's your list?

    Plan on using them before I pass, and try to keep them covered. My wife complains about the "Junk" heap, till she wants something done.
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    excavator pricing

    No one wants to work nowadays.
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    Making Fuel from Carbon Dioxide, the perfect answer??

    Just fire up the fusion reactors. Plenty of energy to make liquid fuel.
  152. mike69440

    Social Security COLA 8.7% for 2023

    YOU CAN STIIL WORK AND COLLECT. I you choose to do so you still pay into SS and pay taxes but you get nothing added to SS by working and collecting.
  153. mike69440

    2 tractors and an excavator with front blade. How the heck did I end up with all these attachments? What's your list?

    I was just mentality making a list. 18,000lb PC75UU2 with blade and Hyd. Thumb. 24" & 28" buckets Kubota L39 TLB with 1000, lbs. of wheel and other weights and thumb. Mahindra MAX 28 XL with Loader & 3 pt. Quick Hitch, removable 750 Lb. custom ballast block & tool box/ tool holder Kubota...
  154. mike69440

    Does Anyone Still Make the FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapters?

    The trick to a homemade FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapter is to angle out the quick hitch. It has some extra rollback built in. Please see photo's. I recommend using on a loader a with at least 1 ton lift capacity. Good for using box blade as an ice scraper or for a HD York rake.
  155. mike69440

    4110 rear axle seal replacement

    Seal replacement was the easy part. https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/rear-axle-failure-max-28-service-manual-pages.454764/
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    $120/gallon for SUD2

    YES, I RARELY CHANGE FLUIDS, JUST THE FILTERS NOW AND AGAIN. USING A GOOD SYN. COLD WIEATHER FLUID IS IMPORTANT.
  157. mike69440

    NH Auction for L35TLB 825 Hrs

    $22K might be a smaller Branson or LS without a hoe.
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    priced out a L47 and M63

    I stupidly broke two hydraulic fittings on L39 and ended up at local MB tractor for some quick replacements. It could have been worse. In any case MB had two L47's on lot that I looked over quickly. Comparing my L39 to new L47 They are +2X the price L47 loader has: Larger diameter but...
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    priced out a L47 and M63

    Hey, what about my L39!!
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    3 point hydraulics Max26

    Can you post photo of what broke?
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    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    Still going strong, but I'm not, as shoulder surgery now has me out of commission at least 3 months. PS, My axle lock works great now, since I added the shim washer and replaced the chewed up dog sleeve. From now on, I will be gentle using the axle lock to prevent damaging it again. Never...
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    $120/gallon for SUD2

    I use this. Generally change fluid every 1,000 hrs. or so. Filters more often. Just had Diverter valve replaced on L39, so it was serviced. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010W10G5K?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
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    Ballast box questions

    Not the easiest solution. https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/custom-3-point-attachment-2-reciever-weight-box-tool-carrier-work-table.327912/ https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/max-28xl-custom-3-point-attachment-2-reciever-weight-box-tool-carrier-work-table.327854/
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    priced out a L47 and M63

    I have my L39 reinforced and weighted to about #8200 Lbs. I have upsized the Hydraulic Cylinders 5mm in diameter To 60mm Lift, and 65mm Curl cylinders, giving the machine the same loader capacity as an older L48. Tractor could use another 15 HP, but is is much stronger than a typical Grand L. An...
  165. mike69440

    Yesterday. Would you buy and EV?

    The future, yes, provided the infrastructure to support electrical consumption is every built, and battery technology energy density ever gets past .5KW/kg, better yet 1KW/kg, with also a 10,000 charge cycle life at less that 25% degradation, I'd be on board to pay a 25% premium for a well...
  166. mike69440

    udt vs super udt

    I've use Royal Purple, but too expensive. Switched to this and it works well. Plus 1,000 hour changes. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010W10G5K?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
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    Pondering swapping out my AG for a TLB

    See Post #32 Missing my L39. Hope to get it back next week. https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/rear-axle-failure-max-28-service-manual-pages.454764/page-4 Agree on having minimum of two tractors. An excavator is sure handy to own, but for general stuff the Swiss Army knife L39 can get...
  168. mike69440

    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    https://www.tractorbynet.com/faq/land-clearing-with-your-tractor The I'st question is the best. "Why am I clearing more land?" I'm too old for this. In less than a 70' x 50' area after harvesting a few cords of firewood look at the stump and brush piles. Would not want to do this with an axe and...
  169. mike69440

    Pondering swapping out my AG for a TLB

    TLB's work well with a grapple as they have some weight to counterbalance the load Really needed to get the diverter valve off my tractor so I can get the Grapple working. I'm too old to remove it myself. Fitting were stuck. Ordered new valve. Lots of brush and stumps to clear.
  170. mike69440

    Tractor Umbrella's

    Poverty specials...
  171. mike69440

    Max 28 XL Loader Quick Attach?

    https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/weak-loader-curl-possible-solution-for-the-max28.353387/
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    Thoughts on GST transmissions

    What you describe helps and is good practice. GST does not suck on hills, however the GST is a bit of a pain in the butt on hills especially with with a underpowered L39 (turned up a bit to a honest 40 hp) and ballasted to about 8200 lbs. You loose speed and sometimes roll back if not using...
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    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    Brake cleaner, but what helped was spreading the Devon putty out like silly putty, letting it partially cure, then chiseling and pulled the stuff out. The paint, imbedded casting sand, etc. came out, leaving bare clean cast iron. The liquid epoxy then had good adhesion.
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    Mahindra Tractors-Should You Buy One?

    I would not let my L39 go for less than $40,000. There is nothing that could replace it. Kubota M62 might as well be $100K like some of the F350's you need to tow one. No more middle class in America. For that money a true construction TLB is available, however the yellow ones may be stronger...
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    My Biggest Gripes About My Mahindras

    I would love to own new dealer serviced stuff to take the struggle out of life. Alas, poverty me. See post 22 https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/used-l45-looking-for-opinions-on-the-matter.442373/page-3
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    Used L45 looking for opinions on the matter

    There is always a rock too big for your machine.
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    Thoughts on GST transmissions

    GST SUCK ON HILLS Due to rollback as they shift a bit slow. Dual clutch design would fix this.
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    Pondering swapping out my AG for a TLB

    Agree on full size TLB, but only on hard ground as even my 8K lb L39 sinks like a rock. A full size TLB will totally disappear in mud.
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    My Biggest Gripes About My Mahindras

    Good tip on the Paint. Mitsubishi electrical is not quite as bad as Lucas, but close. Connectors corrode, not water tight. Plastic quality is UV sensitive and in general not great. Beware using your axle lock. How much do your axles overhang? I fiberglass repaired shifter gate that I...
  180. mike69440

    Oil Equivalents

    I always buy the expensive specific Kubota dual hydraulic oil filters for My TLB. Externally Kubota make 4 outwardly identical filters that would fit. The one I get has a ring magnet and specific relief valve. I'm way less fussy with the Mahindra. It is just a farm tractor.
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    Oil Equivalents

    This Hydraulic filter fits the MAx28 Shuttle. May fit others. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001JQTHQ2?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details Also I found this oil to work really well in hydraulics, both hot and cold weather...
  182. mike69440

    Max 28 XL Loader Quick Attach?

    Replace the curl cylinders. Measurements are in link below. I'd visit the local dealer and measure what cylinder is on the Max26. It has a new loader design. In addition, you can turn up the hydraulics pump relief 10% to 2,200-2300 psi with a .025" thick shim and not hurt anything...
  183. mike69440

    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    Regarding getting a larger tractor, already have that covered. Take a look at my equipment in the Avatar. Max 28 is all fixed, pushed it real hard for about 8 hours, Better than new. I used it like a trac-steer! Tractor has all sorts of upgrades and reinforcements to where my Max 28 can do work...
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    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    As a test I dragged my driveway. It was a mess. All good! Rake is cut down from 64" to 76" Steel filled concrete block on inside of Quick Hitch is over 700 Lbs. Have a 75 Lb. weight in the bottom of the Grill Guard. Tractor weight is 3500 lbs. as shown.
  185. mike69440

    Max 28 XL Loader Quick Attach?

    That be me who Modified the 1538 to work with The Max 28 loader. Max 28 has very weak curl cylinders & function. Loader will disappoint you adding Quick Attach unless you upsize cylinders by 10mm. Max26 has new loader. They took care of the weak curl. 3pt is very strong, like it will lift a ton.
  186. mike69440

    Mahindra Tractors-Should You Buy One?

    M59 is a fine tractor, but to replace it today would cost $75K or more.
  187. mike69440

    Max 28 XL Loader Quick Attach?

    Max 28 has very weak curl cylinders & function. Loader will disappoint you adding Quick Attach unless you upsize cylinders by 10mm. Max26 has new loader. They took care of the weak curl.
  188. mike69440

    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    Ford made a well designed tractor. Meatier than anything made to today Need to add all fluids and fuel, install Tires, Some zip ties to tidy electrical harness, add Loader, Quick Hitch, counter weight, & York Rake, then drive it hard into a pile to test. Also will change hydraulic filter after...
  189. mike69440

    Improving the 3650

    Seat Mod, I' post pictures. I used Trex decking for spacers
  190. mike69440

    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    So the 2415 has an Aluminum differential case? Was it made by Mitsubishi? Again the Casting designer never spoke to the bearing engineer.
  191. mike69440

    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    Tractor differential Case & Drives are back together! Remarkably, everything seems to work including the diff Lock when turning by hand. All new bearings and seal and diff. lock sleeve installed the ground up right drive. About a $1,000 worth of parts, epoxy, and fluids plus a ton of labor...
  192. mike69440

    Mahindra Tractors-Should You Buy One?

    Knocks MB tractor without mentioning them.
  193. mike69440

    Max 26XLT - Run In Procedure

    Dealer would say your nuts to do this, but I'd keep the revs up. No rela need to go full bore, 2000 RPM fine I lug the crap out of mine.
  194. mike69440

    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    See photo. Driving thru the hole slowly the York rake caught a tree root and 3 Pt had this for a weight weight filled with metal bars, about 750 lbs. Still, it should be able to take it.
  195. mike69440

    Rear Axle Failure, Max 28, Service Manual Pages?

    There is a drain plug on the Diff housing to drain the oil from the Axle housing area. Suggest everyone drain the the side where the axle Lock is to see if there is metal in there? Magnetic drain plug would not hurt here also. The axle housing is cast aluminum. I would have thought this was...
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