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    Thoughts on a "kitty litter scoop" for tractor???

    I wanted to use my grapple, but the spacing was 8" or so. It got the giant stuff fine, but not the smaller stuff. I then made an insert that was at around 2.5-3" spacing. This got the next size rock down but wasn't that great at truly separating things out. I made a sifter out of an old...
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    Would you use this pic in an advertisement?

    In a way, you have to give them credit for showing the reality of what you might get. If you see one that looks like a piece of art in the ad and then you get one sent to you that looks like crap you might be much more upset.
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    Landscape rake for roots, sticks

    It will remove sticks and other debris. Sticks can get caught in the tines though so be prepared to get off and clean them out every so often.
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    Forward tine v reverse tine tiller

    Have an MX5200 and a light weight reverse tine LandPride tiller. IF you have rock, either get a forward rotation OR get something that is more heavy-duty than you think you'll need. You end up windrowing rock and pulling it into huge piles between the tractor and tiller. If I had known...
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    Rock bucket

    I also use the rake to windrow. I had some success with a drop in for my grapple to screen rocks that are larger. I ended up building a grizzly and then ended up working pretty well. Used old lumber, a couple bed frames and some old fencing and now get just dirt in one pile and rock in the...
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    Grizzly gravel screener for compact tractor

    That looks rugged! I would not be as afraid to give that one a shake with the loader bucket. I used scrap wood, a bed frame, and a roll of old fencing. I wanted to go cheap since I didn't know how well it would work. I learned a lot after the first build and getting it dirty :) I was going to...
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    Buying Stump Bucket Instead of Backhoe

    I have a stump bucket for the MX and it digs just fine. I don't get crazy with it and when the job calls for it I just take smaller nips to break a root etc. They probably aren't great for a person that just goes 110%. It digs very good with the few teeth it has it really lets it sink in...
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    Brush Rake?

    I would guess you could get away with the rake. Just use some caution and buckle up. An alternate could be a chain harrow. Mine collects all kinds of stuff but you have to get off and empty it if not mounted to a 3-point rack. They aren't that expensive and could be pulled from the drawbar...
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    Grapple Double Duty Grapple, Tractor and Track Loader...Help me choose.

    W.R. Long Open Bottom Grapple Dual. W.R. Long on EA's Site The unit has been flawless and done anything save I've asked it and doesn't weigh a ton. I have about the same capacity as you do and went 64" which is a bit narrower than the tractor. I have never needed wider. The nice thing is...
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    Roll Over Box Blade.

    I would think that the concave situation would be resolved by using the fixed box blade in reverse. Never had an issue with my fixed BB, but I don't spend all day using it, have no top-n-tilt, no hydraulic rippers etc. I just adjust it and go and in 99% of the time, that has worked just...
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    Brush Grapple vs Root Rake Grapple

    Dual lid long bottom tines here and it works great. Moves brush piles, rocks, pulling out overgrowth is easy and with two clamping down it will help clamp both sides if they are odd shapped. You can also get some of them with narrower spacing on the tines if you wish to use it to sort/sift...
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    Toothbar - Moving compost/seaweed

    The EA wicked toothbar helped me go in and remove 6' piles of clay, rock, soil, and roots pretty fast. I couldn't even touch these without it—probably the same with the piranha. I also leave mine on all the time and have no issues there. Seaweed reminds me more of scooping grass clippings...
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    What to look for in a used 2-bottom plow?

    My MX has tires filled for ballast and R4 tires. My dealer sold me a Landpride RTR1572 tiller that can't handle the rock/clay/residue even though I told him what I was up against. My inexperience cost me on that one at the time. I also have a field cultivator which does great on the rocks...
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    What to look for in a used 2-bottom plow?

    My ground seems to have a ton of rock (softball-soccer ball sized) from all the areas I've turned already. Does that make a difference between disc vs. moldboard?
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    What to look for in a used 2-bottom plow?

    I am looking at 2-bottom plows for preparing some new ground. I've tried many methods, but trying to get through years of old CRP is a chore, so it seems flipping it may be the easiest method. I assume a two-bottom is plenty for an MX5200, and I don't know if the plow size make a huge...
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    Getting crushed rock back on driveway

    We had a rough winter in upstate NY this year with constant freeze/thaw, but not quite enough to melt things fully between storms. We pack it down before plowing and ended up with a giant skating rink. The drive is 1/2 mile and flat so we are good, but friends/family/deliveries are sometimes...
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    Solar PV panel Hot Water System

    Simple mechanical timer maybe like for a pool pump (which would assume you have power available or stored to run a low) or a digital timer to a relay or something. I'm not a pro on this stuff but it seems reasonable...
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    BRUSH GUARDS FOR KUBOTA

    I looked yesterday and it was $279 for an MX5200. If it was < 150 I would already have one on the way. Looks like I may still be making one myself this summer.
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    Solar PV panel Hot Water System

    Electric is needed to run the pump that is sending the water for "free" heat. I guess the good news is that I'm not using both electricity and natural gas to make it happen. The cost you are getting for second hand solar panels I'd probably be trying the same thing :) That is great.
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    Solar PV panel Hot Water System

    The sun heats my 20x40 indoor pool to as hot as I'd like. The previous owner installed FAFCO solar panels (5) on the roof and the pool stays 85 degrees controlled by a computer. We don't try to heat it throughout the winter (upstate NY), but we've had it that hot into early November before we...
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    Front-End Loader I Want To Add a Loader (FEL) To My Existing Tractor.......

    Had the same thought process with an older Kubota 245DT (22hp) with no loader. After spending all the time and money I would still have maybe 500lb lift capacity. Seems like tractors like that for anything that involves PTO or pulling only like to hook up a rotary cutter for fields once or...
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    UTV Sprayer Recommendations

    Bought a 30-gallon fimco from TSC for my RTV900. It only came with the wand and 10' of hose or so but for small stuff, I use it to drive around and get driveway/landscaping weeds etc. The first thing I did was put some plumbers putty around all the screw-on (bypass/wand/etc.) connections and...
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    New to owning a tractor and looking for a tiller!

    I have a low-end LandPride reverse tine ("RTR") tiller. Got it for some garden beds and food plots. I have very rocky clay soil so the first till can be tough. Mine was rocky enough that it was windrowing boulder piles ahead of the tiller as the RTR keep kicking them forward and I've gotten a...
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    landscape rakes?

    The slot give the rake a bit more wiggle room to help absorb change before translating it to the rake, but I don't know if it is worth taking the quick hitch off to use. Maybe on an absolute final grade, but that isn't how I use the rake most of the time. I have a homemade gravel...
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    landscape rakes?

    I have a 7' EA rake with the older style gauge wheels and have used it a lot with no damage. Get it large enough to have a 45 angle cover the tires unless you need one smaller for working in the trees. It feels like the older York Rakes pretty much nailed most of what you need in a rake if...
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    Best Attachment for Parking Lot Leveling

    I agree completely with MtViewRanch. My driveway is crusher with lots of fines and it gets so hard the scarifiers won't touch it with my smaller 450lb box blade. The new landplane is closer to 1000lbs and it has enough weight to let the rippers start to get under the material. If it is...
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    Box Scraper Southern Brand vs Land Pride vs Other box scrapper?

    Weight is important for cutting and using the rippers in more conditions that may not otherwise be optimal for digging. If you have to compare two units that seem similar, I'd say go with the one that weighs more as a crude guide or you may find your ripper shanks skating across your driveway...
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    What attachments are "toys" for you; you would like to own but they are not practical for you.

    Chipper and Harley rake or rock screener would be great. I couldn't get a cab on my tractor so I'm thinking about just getting a short-sleeved beekeeper suite for the summer mowing.
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    Do I really need a tractor on 1.5 acres?

    We will only be mad if you buy one and don't post a picture :)
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    Do I really need a tractor on 1.5 acres?

    Looking at it by tasks is good. Mowing, rototilling, snow removal, lifting stuff on/off trucks, firewood, field mowing. The other way to look at it is it is a platform. Think of the tractor as the powerhead to a Stihil Kombi unit. Buy the head once and add an attachment when/if you need it...
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    DIY Fire Starter’s

    Usually, a sheet or two of crumpled newspaper (penny savers) and then we have tons of scraps/slivers from small wood working projects that we do throughout the year. I also have a mix of wood loaded so when stacking I will mix in some incredibly dry staghorn sumac that has been split. It...
  32. J

    Titan tree shears ?

    There is risk once the tree is cut. I have the same risk when I use a tree puller if I accidentally squeeze too hard. I see the product video shows a caged skid steer and they are only cutting up already down timbers. I'd be more worried about leaving punji/stumps and my tires, so I guess...
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    Walk Behind Snow Blower Issue

    I hear you seville009, about selling it. I may do that if there is no reasonably quick fix. I figured a BFH might help bend things back but no luck there. I haven't given it more than a few whacks. Was also wondering if something as easy as a threaded rod may hold it all together out in...
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    Walk Behind Snow Blower Issue

    The last time I used my walk behind snowblower (older Craftsman model) I found that the local ad agency was kind enough to leave the penny saver in the driveway under the snow. "Boom.. boom....FOOOMP" out comes a newspaper. Ever since then the auger separates a bit as it must have stretched...
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    Poor man's ATV

    When we bought our house they had a golf cart included. We put a lift on it and added some knobby tires. I put a soft-cab (< 75 on amazon) and chains for the winter. My kids took used it to get themselves on the bus for the last 7 years (1/2 mile drive) and all winter long. V-Chains make...
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    Quick Attach Weld-On Plate Size

    That is sort of where my brain is heading since I need to question every penny these days. I have a grinder and a welder so if I have to make something work I can. I won't want to when/if it happens, but I don't think I can justify double the cost of this one for the uses I have in mind...
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    Quick Attach Weld-On Plate Size

    Sure did. That's why I'm trying to figure out if one that is double is worth it or if I take a shot on the lower one and realize I may need to spend some time fixing or adding some welds. Time=Money, which one ya got ;) I feel like I'm asking that question to myself a lot these days.
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    Quick Attach Weld-On Plate Size

    Looking around at the various companies that sell these weld-on quick attach adapters so I can weld my used quick hitch to it. It will be for moving implements around with the heaviest work may be putting the landscape rake on to pull stuff out of ditches and possibly for pushing some fresh...
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    Will a quick hitch solve my frustration of tiller hookup to auger?

    If your health allows, taking a quick hitch off is annoying, but easy. Either way you need to get down and pull some pins to remove the upper 3pt link so in reality it is removing like one more pin. That attachment rack linked above is nice. I wanted to do something similar until I saw...
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    Kubota RTV900 Fluid Change Question

    Both the engine oil and transmission oil changes are done. The rear filter on the machine was very loose. It just came off with almost no pressure from my hand. The rear skid plate that covers it was held on by 4 13mm bolts and apparently two T30 screws. Those T30's weren't going anywhere...
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    Kubota RTV900 Fluid Change Question

    The manual you attached above opened just fine. I will send you an email if you don't mind sending the Shop manual.
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    Grapple ideas and how are these companies?

    W.R. Long open bottom with 2 clamps which was what my dealer had available. Not too heavy and it has been more than strong enough for me at this point. It is also a longer tine bottom which I like, but have not used the other. It makes it nice when you need to stack things on it.
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    Kubota RTV900 Fluid Change Question

    I'm doing a fluid change for the first time. The engine oil is no issue. I have the two filters for the transmission and 2.5 gallon jug of the super UDT2 (whatever Kubota recommended). I see how to drain the transmission and see there is a breather plug that can be used to re-fill. What if...
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    RTV X900 Plow

    After a couple years of using a plow on our RTV900, the front end began to sag/squat quite a bit. I did replace the original strut to the HD version and picked up a few inches in the process. Worked fine for a while on the standard equipment, but probably won't last forever. It was a...
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    What's Up With Titan these days???

    That is not only true, but is every purchaser's quest to cut out the middleman, although I may have had to buy 100 of them :) I am now going to admit something which I may be the only person to have done, but I have also bought tools from Harbor Freight vs calling the Snap-On guy:oops:. I...
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    What's Up With Titan these days???

    When I ordered a stump bucket from Titan (palletforks.com) I looked around and realized they were on Amazon as a seller. The prices were more or less the same as on the site, but many of the goods were Prime. I had the stump bucket in a couple days and I believe it would have been covered...
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    Subsoiler recommendation

    I have the TSC subsoiler and run a 50hp tractor. That model has no shear bolt so you must either make sure your implement/tractor combo is in line or go slow. Not sure how much land you are working but it is a single shank. Depending on how much area needs to be covered a field cultivator as...
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    3-pt sprayers? What's good and what's junk?

    I have a 30 gallon (Fimco from TSC) that I mount using a ratchet strap in the back of a Kubota RTV900. It keeps the full tank from moving and sliding on hills. I also built a boom on a simple wooden mount that slides down over the tailgate so when I'm doing a full area I can use that, and if...
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    Can I plow a garden with only a tiller attachment on new, never plowed, rough ground?

    I didn't know if Rotovator was the name of those machines that also actually pulverize rocks or something. Forward rotation tillers seem to jump up or walk over rocks and help push smaller stuff down. A reverse tiller essentially hits the rocks, throws it forward and then hits it again in few...
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    Can I plow a garden with only a tiller attachment on new, never plowed, rough ground?

    I just went down the rabbit hole on a rotovator. It looks like a rotovator is a forward rotation tiller from a glance so I'm not sure if I'm missing something there or not. What seemed consistent in the videos was the recommendation to remove any hard rock/objects greater than the size of a...
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    Can I plow a garden with only a tiller attachment on new, never plowed, rough ground?

    Three weeks ago I tilled up a new area and let it sit for a couple days. I went back to check after a rain and it looked like a sea of rock. I spent the next day or two trying to rake as much of that out as possible because my tiller didn't love the experience. I wish I had just dirt like the...
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    Post puller….

    Have the STP25 with pusher bar attached. Trees vary but 3-4" is good on an MX5200 with loaded tires and an implement hanging for ballast. When doing a lot of little trees, grab one, then grab another and keep going till the teeth are full. Works good as long as you aren't coming out with a...
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    How to use a Grader Scraper

    I'll grab a shot. It is a clever design as it reclaims gravel from the sides of the road which is great in the spring, brings it all back to where you need it and has the capacity to spread a lot of gravel. It is made out of an old I beam and scrap and attaches to the top link via a chain so...
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    How to use a Grader Scraper

    How are you getting gravel up over the side top-rails? The gravel should gather in front of the cutting edges and begin to flow over to the next cutting edge or out the back. This assumes you are spreading reasonably dry crusher or just stone without grass or other debris mixed in that form...
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    Titan skeleton rock bucket mod

    That is certainly a cheap and easy way to go. I have piles like that all over the property where I raked the rock and all the weed/sod from a first plow. Now I have mounds of decaying weed, rock, and dirt. I may have to use your approach and just find a bunch of low spots :)
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    Titan skeleton rock bucket mod

    Did a similar thing to my grapple to allow me to better sift rocks. The default spacing on a W.R. Long long bottom grapple is way to large for sifting rocks. I made a removable insert that allows me to use it when needed, or remove the weight when not. Sod doesn't work well in either case is...
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    Does Anyone Still Make the FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapters?

    Everything is double to triple now it seems. If it is LandPride it might be 4X :)
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    Does Anyone Still Make the FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapters?

    Landpride SH35 was quoted at $1700. I can't justify that $$$ so will most certainly look to make one.
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    Does Anyone Still Make the FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapters?

    Just called my local dealer about a price on the SH35. My guess is it will be double or triple buying a SSQA plate, a used quick hitch, and a bit of metal to add some rollback. We'll see though. If it was even closethe same I'd bite just to have one less project.
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    New to quick hitches

    On my previous tractor, a quick hitch would have made no sense. Each implement was non-standard, which would have meant converting things or using the QH only in certain circumstances. In either case the "quick" is lost. Because the new tractor was 2-3X the size of the old one, all newly...
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    Does Anyone Still Make the FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapters?

    This is all all very helpful to see more of what you all are talking about. Time to hunt for a decent used quick hitch.
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    5inch minus spreadability?

    I did 2" minus in lower areas where I saw a lot of water and put 3/4 minus on top. I do have areas that people say it is bumpy where I spread the 2 and it does seem to mix together over time. I have no fabric so regular maintenance is required.
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    Does Anyone Still Make the FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapters?

    Might have to try to make one like LouNy and maybe take the trick of adding some extra rollback into it. How many inches are we talking should the bottom extend away from the SSQA plate? 8"? I'll have to surf FB/craigs and try to find a reasonable pre-made ssqa plate. 3/8" good enough for...
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    Does Anyone Still Make the FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapters?

    The Bobcat one seems nice, but I can't seem to find a price. It looks really nice so I suspect $$$.
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    Does Anyone Still Make the FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapters?

    All, but one implement already has the bushings attached for the quick attach that are slid over the pin and held on by a roll-pin. The types of adapter with assumes you can slide the fittings over the pins won't work in my case as the bushing ends won't allow it. I wouldn't want to trade up...
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    Does Anyone Still Make the FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapters?

    That is the opposite of what I'm looking for. I'm looking to run 3-point attachments from the FEL. I should have said SSQA to 3 point adaptor.
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    Does Anyone Still Make the FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapters?

    I saw the FEL-2-3point adaptors pretty cheap before covid and now I don't see much out there. I was looking to make moving implements and implement maintenance easier, light rake work, and light drag work in tight areas of my parking area to even out the gravel. It seems there were two styles...
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    New to quick hitches

    You need to make a decision up front (depending on how many implements) as to whether or not you want to purchase a CAT1 quick hitch (Speeco) or get any of those that require bushings on every implement to remove the slop from the connections. Most require either the actual bushing (avail at...
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    Very disappointed with my landscape rake

    I have used my EA rake to get limbs and tree clippings with the gauge wheels. I set it to be a bit higher than the grass ~.5-1" and removed every other tine, but left the two outermost tines doubled to keep things from windowing out a bit. I thought I was going to turf the heck out of my...
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    WICKED Toothbar will Transform Your Bucket

    I removed a table-top dirt bike jump left from the previous owner using the wicked tooth bar. It was the size of a mini-van and made of mostly hard-packed clay with a little dirt for good measure. I was able to get through it at least; without the teeth I would have just stalled the tractor...
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    Rock bucket / skeleton bucket source

    I made an insert for my grapple because I am cheap and wanted 3" spacing. If sod is present, it doesn't work as well and leaves me with piles of sod+rock which would need to be re-sifted. If I were to buy a bucket I'd look for: - tine spacing to match my needs for regular or fine separation -...
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    Dumb Newbie Question: whaddya think about using a 5-tine cultivator…

    Was wondering the same thing about the bucket. If you are going to use it like a rake, just allow it to get what it will get if you want to keep it in working order. I do some of what you are talking about with a blade on a handheld trimmer. I have also recently found that the Stihl Kombi's...
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    Dumb Newbie Question: whaddya think about using a 5-tine cultivator…

    There is a difference between a simple "cultivator" and something more like a field cultivator which has springs allowing the rippers to trip and reset. Something like a FredCain or DirtDog cultivator could at least attempt it and not break. The simple one may break as others have mentioned...
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    Tiller Tiller recommendations

    Have a Landpride reverse till but it is a 12 series. I have mostly clay and rock which the rocks (and size of rocks) beat the heck out of the front of my tiller. It looks like someone pounded it out from the inside. I know you said no to LP, but I think each manufacturer makes various levels...
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    Inverted Snow Blower

    Using an RTV900 on a 1/2 mile driveway now and the MX and loader to deal with banks when they get to large to plow. It "works" depending on the amount of snowfalls. I also only want one tool to deal with the drive and large parking area near the house. I keep coming back to these issues -End...
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    Everything Attachments 6% OFF

    Was hoping to get some hose keeper/savers, but they were listed as out of stock. No idea if the code still works since I can't order. Any idea on when they are back in?
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    Plows versus tillers?

    My tiller is a LandPride RTR1272 (reverse); 4 tine which I feel was a bad choice from the dealer when I told them what I was doing and they still sold me the lighter weight model. I was new to tractors and didn't know any better and now I have it. It is probably too lightweight for my...
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    Is A Stump Bucket Grapple A Capable Brush Handler?

    Tractors (like everything else) seem to break up into time and money. You will never hate that you bought a grapple, but you also aren't going to dig out notable stumps with one. Owning both is 2X the cost. Using multiple implements on the front means you also need to be able to have access...
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    Plows versus tillers?

    I have a tiller and quickly found out that for my soil/weeds/roots and the amount of rocks that breaking ground for the first time is not as easy as I had heard. One-and-Done for me isn't a reality. I run the field cultivator now over the ground to break it up and pull the larger rocks to the...
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    Flat face hyd. coupling "pressure release" tool

    I could never get my grapple or tree puller on and resorted to cracking lines open and drove me crazy. One day I spoke with the tech at my local dealership, he said to turn the key to "Run/On" but don't start the tractor. This allows the electronically controlled 3rd function to operate and...
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    3-pt sprayers? What's good and what's junk?

    I have a 30 gallon Fimco from TSC and purchased a 5' boom off Amazon which came with a 120 degree spray pattern or so. I pull my tank in the back of the RTV. I heard tons of horror stories in reviews about the sprayers there too and took a shot. I've had no real issues to date. I did put...
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    Modified Utility Trailer

    It does indeed get tippy. I generally am not on or off the trailer without it being hooked up. I walked up once when I realized why I shouldn't. Are you welding the jacks or using some sort u-bolt or just bolting down?
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    Modified Utility Trailer

    The racks are 1' sections of e-Track. I got the cheap stuff at HarborFreight. I have some d-ring/tie downs and beam sockets that I use to split things up when needed.
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    Steel Cutting Chop Saw

    I had the same question a year ago when looking at my options to work mild steel. I ended up going with the band saw, and it works pretty well. It takes some work to get the cut exact and has limitations when using larger stock at steeper cutting angles. I had issues right off the bat with...
  85. J

    Hot Tub vs. Concrete over Corrugated

    The hot tub is part of my 2022 coyote management. I figure with my night vision, beer, rifle, and a bait pile I should be able to hunt any time of night all winter long. So just one naked person with a rifle :) Don't worry, I'll wear a blaze orange hat.
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    Hot Tub vs. Concrete over Corrugated

    12" all the way up on any windward side. It is like a pizza oven in the winter and stays hot.
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    Hot Tub vs. Concrete over Corrugated

    Follow-up: Ran all the numbers by the engineer again for the final tub specs since we ended up with a 400-gallon hot tub. Even after being given the green light, I was nervous, but it has been filled and tested. About $1K to wire it up per specs for a 60 amp/240 line so we can use both pumps...
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    Floating top link on a box blade?

    The EA landscape rake I have has the usual connection point for quick hitch l top link and an extended "slot" where you can connect the top link to allow for some floating. I'm still learning how to use it best, but combined with gauge wheels, it does a good job. I am never eager to remove...
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    Milkweed Control

    I didn't have a ton of milkweed when I moved in a few years ago and now I seem to have tons. Seems like if you have one this year you'll have thousands the next. I don't care in most of the property, but I do have a wildflower patch about 100' by 25'. I tried pulling them out and it didn't...
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    EA COUPON thru July 4th!! #Merica

    Are post hole diggers the same longer lead times?
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    Landscape rake angled use...how often.

    I have an EA 7 foot rake. I angle it when it needs to be angled and use it straight when that is what I'm after. I haven't had any issues with breaking or bending tines due to this. Often I am also using the gauge wheels like this when I'm trying to just skim the yard on each side of the...
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    Separate Nails from Wood Ash

    I am definitely going to add a second or third layer of screen and try to offset them to catch more nails in the first sift. Smaller nails will go through the 1/4" cloth. Most framing nails size will get stuck as the head is too large to pass, but you do find many nails hanging through the...
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    Kubota overheated!

    I could mow for about 30 minutes before needed to blow out the radiator and oil cooler. Mowing at the wrong time of the year means too many fluffy seeds getting stuck. As soon as it even blips above the middle on the gauge I'm stopping to blow everything out.
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    Separate Nails from Wood Ash

    We do bonfires all year long and have been burning many pallets as they are free and abundant. I tell everyone we can do fires any time you want, just bring some pallets. This was worst case as there were probably more nails than ash.
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    Separate Nails from Wood Ash

    Yes. I will be using the final product in plots and some other plantings around the house. This is why it needs to be 100% nail free. It will get added to what we burn inside the house that never sees nails or anything other than clean firewood. I have also heard of people using old pillow...
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    Separate Nails from Wood Ash

    If I stayed more on top of it that would probably work for me as well. This was about a year's worth since last clean-out. What size magnet are you using @PILOON? Something crazy or just an old speaker magnet or something?
  97. J

    Separate Nails from Wood Ash

    We have tons of bonfires and they usually involve pallets which means a ton of ash and nails in the fire pit. I wanted to try this and see if I could keep the ash as long as it wasn't much effort to remove the nails. The fire ring is built for standard pallets to help contain the mess. I...
  98. J

    Titan Subsoiler height: can my 3PH keep it above ground?

    Yes, I have a few attachments that require the top hole and then some that don't work right until you move it. There is no such thing as "quick" when that gets involved. Most are at least ok in either unless it is something that sinks deep into the ground.
  99. J

    Grapple Recommendations

    W.R. Long was the one I got through my local dealer. I got the Open Bottom 2. They make a lighter and more heavy duty version if I remember and ALSO will add extra tines when you order if you plan on using it to sift rock that put the spacing right around 3.5"'ish apart. I believe the...
  100. J

    Titan Subsoiler height: can my 3PH keep it above ground?

    I have an MX5200 and Fred Cain 9 tine field cultivator. Was also torn between 7-9, but if I ever needed to take off the outer two, I'd at least have 2 spares. I haven't had any real issues with the tractor not moving it in unworked soil. I can say that you will go deeper on the second pass...
  101. J

    Top Dressing Driveway - Gravel or Crushed Concrete

    Wanted to follow-up with the gravel I placed in the parking area that was clean 1/2 minus. I was worried I was going to plow all of it off over the winter, but it stayed put just fine. I had a few find their way into the yard, but that is normal during the early plowing. It is FAR less after...
  102. J

    Front-End Loader Danuser Intimdator

    I have the LandPride version (STP25 with push bar) and it also works great for what I can and should be trying to just rip from the ground. I saw the Intimidator when I was looking at options, but couldn't justify the extra cost as my machine wasn't going to be able to use some of the added...
  103. J

    Not so quick coupling (stuck)

    I had issues too every time I connected. I would run the loader stick to relieve pressure but it never worked. Then I made a call to my dealer and he reminded me that my third function was electronically controlled and I needed to have the tractor OFF with the key on run and press the third...
  104. J

    Why not a small PTO rock crusher?

    I seem to just use my rotary cutter for that :( Would be nice, but so would a picker at a LOW cost.
  105. J

    Question on semi-finishing the interior of my barn

    The best part about this project is that because everything has a specific spot, I find myself putting everything back exactly where I got it and it is staying more organized (at least the sections that are done). That's all I really wanted was brighter and more organized. Now it makes me want...
  106. J

    Question on semi-finishing the interior of my barn

    I actually looked at the 4x8 stuff. They have one that looks like pallet wood and all kinds of stuff. White would be good for brightening the area too. I kept coming back to the fact that I needed to add OSB or at least 1/2 plywood to stick the sheets to. I think you just glue them on with...
  107. J

    Boy has this been a Major project !!

    Bought an ozone generator for car smells and random rooms. It worked pretty well. I wonder if you had one on the fridge running and closed the door if it would circulate and remove any of the odor. I use it to fumigate things to help get rid of critters and bugs.
  108. J

    Windbreak watering / 3 point sprayer

    I did this quick and easy. It probably isn't he best option but can keep things from dying until you do get something else. I ended up attaching a piece of PVC supported by a rope to drive down next to the trees and reach over. I remote on/off would be great. I'm kind of considering...
  109. J

    Question on semi-finishing the interior of my barn

    Rough cut was going to be about $450 for this portion of the barn so I ended up giving pallets a try. I did spend about a 100 on the breaker and air locker (de-nailer) but it made it a breeze to end up with stacks of pallet wood. There is a pool store near me that routinely leaves almost 8'x8'...
  110. J

    If You Were To Get A New 6 Ft Finish Mower - What Would You get?

    The Woods finishing mower was free and probably the late 80's or early 90's model. That one was built great. As with most things, they don't make them like they used to. Definitely get one with enough wheels to just drop it and go for sure.
  111. J

    If You Were To Get A New 6 Ft Finish Mower - What Would You get?

    I hear you. With kids, sports, school, and work it is a juggling act. Once the mowing is done, I can get onto the stuff I really want to do on the property :)
  112. J

    If You Were To Get A New 6 Ft Finish Mower - What Would You get?

    I had a 5' Woods finish mower and thought about going bigger. It cut fine but was slow and left me with a need to trim. Got a Ferris 3200 61" ZT and cut the mowing/trimming time down from 5+ hours to < 2 hours with no trimming. It has a full coil-over suspension so they aren't as bouncy and...
  113. J

    Quick Delivery

    Holy smokes.. I clicked the link on amazon and the price seemed high. I checked and see I paid 800 in November of 2020. Glad I got in early ;)
  114. J

    Quick Delivery

    I have the same bucket and had the same delivery times as you. It was almost just like ordering anything else from amazon. The bucket works good.
  115. J

    bucket tooth bar: EA wicked root ("continuous tooth") vs standard tooth design

    The "Roll-Over" part is not necessary. Any normal box blade with rippers can rip and move dirt. Only difference is you may need to get off the seat to adjust the top link to rip more or less or move the rippers up or down.
  116. J

    recommendations for pressure treated deck sealer please

    I've bought many things and none seem to work well in the long haul. I've heard a 50/50 mix of used oil and diesel works well. People say the wood won't even get wet as the water just beads off, assuming you are into that shade of stain. It seems like time with PT lumber is your best friend...
  117. J

    Modified Utility Trailer

    I was wondering that. It worked great when I had my full-size bed with a plastic bed liner. Everything just slipped and unloaded as it should. Now that my bed is a total of 5' and change I don't use it for unloading as much.
  118. J

    Modified Utility Trailer

    I might have to do this other mod so I can have a poor man's dump trailer. This would make mulch and woodchips super easy to unload, and I already have one of the unloaders.
  119. J

    Modified Utility Trailer

    Just used the trailer for the first time and needed the drop-down. I went to pick up my 6' landplane. The FedEx guy said he wasn't going to be able to load it because it would crush the tailgate. I asked him if he needed me to drop the sides and he said they don't drop :) He was able to...
  120. J

    Rock Bucket Insert for Root Grapple

    Yes. I made one and have a post about it. It works. It comes on and off in seconds as I'm also not always sifting through piles, but my 8" spacing on the grapple didn't work to well when I did need to sort out material. I just used some stuff I had laying around. FWIW, I worried about the...
  121. J

    Some online Stink bug resources

    Have been trying to find a way to kill off as many as possible for years. My wife has always bought very large "ferns" (two on the front porch and one between each garage bay). I spray them well with Home Defense. They seem to like to get into the ferns at night and then die by morning...
  122. J

    Land Plane - Using to get rid of potholes

    I hardfaced 3 of 4 rippers on my old box blade with 1/8" Blue Demon hardfacing rod. The Rockwell was around 57-60 or so. The three I faced look brand new still. I have more issues with them popping off, but that is better since I started tacking them on vs. pressing the dimples. This of...
  123. J

    Land Plane - Using to get rid of potholes

    Willy - I am 100% sure I could get results from any brand if it was sized for my current tractor. I have prior experience with EA implements and realized shipping is easy to my local terminal. Also, the one-piece AR400 rippers and replaceable skids will come in handy as I've broken off and worn...
  124. J

    Land Plane - Using to get rid of potholes

    I think I'm going to try a few different settings to see what works best. With my older, lighter set up, the rippers on the box blade wouldn't dig unless I hit it right after a rain. The bad part is that is too wet to really use the box blade or land plane as things would be a bit too chunky...
  125. J

    Land Plane - Using to get rid of potholes

    I just recently got my EA land plane and had about an hour or so with my 1/2 mile driveway. I had some serious potholes that were probably at least 4-5" deep. I know that I am supposed to rip those out to allow the material to re-pack as opposed to just filling the hole. Am I supposed to be...
  126. J

    HP Requirements for Field Cultivator?

    MX5200 here with a 9 tine Fred Cain as well. It will sink deep on broken ground, but will take more work on new ground to get that deep. Second till is a breeze with it.
  127. J

    Question on semi-finishing the interior of my barn

    I am starting with the first wall that is just OSB. I painted white with Killz basic white and it already is much brighter in the barn. I also added french cleats to the wall so I can get at least that part organized. The paint pictures are in the day with the overhead door open. The one...
  128. J

    Everything Attachments

    Got the call in the morning and was on my way by lunch. The land plane came in. The paint was a bit jacked up where it must have been rubbed during shipping, but all the functional stuff looked good. Took the rest of the day off to work on my giant potholes and did the whole 1/2 mile drive...
  129. J

    I'm downsizing tractor but would like to keep my box blade

    You may not be able to do as much with that size implement on a smaller tractor, but as others have said, you will be able to lift it. I had a very heavy gravel spreader attachment on a 20hp Kubota and it was on the verge of lifting the front wheels and got very sketchy on hills and limited...
  130. J

    Modified Utility Trailer

    Latch Clamp -- 5.7": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09HKCTK22 Hinge -- 4 5/8" x 3 3/4": Amazon.com I think you can get smaller sizes as well, but I liked the hinges for other projects as well.
  131. J

    Grapple model suggestions for cleaning out swales?

    I have a few ditches that need to be cleaned out. I was considering a FEL-to-3PT converter and then running my landscape rake off the loader so I could get down into the ditch and rake out the trash. I have a few areas like that where stuff is backing up in a very small stream as well and...
  132. J

    How to maintain wooded walking trails

    I have tried with an RTV900 (no tracks) and you'd have to be out there before it got really deep. I would set the plow up a bit and go, but often get stuck as I'll drive up on a drift and not know it until I sink in. With the tractor I have done it using 3 skidsteer tires bolted together in a...
  133. J

    Modified Utility Trailer

    I always assume 5/4 board is for house decks, but I guess not when you are adding it as wooden sides to a trailer :)
  134. J

    Modified Utility Trailer

    I bought this small trailer to haul the usual items, but wanted one that would convert to a flat-bed or allow for side-loading. The basic Karavan (home depot classic) allowed the sides to drop or be removed until I added wooden sides. I found some "Flag" or "Lift-Off" hinges on amazon and a...
  135. J

    RTV900 - Question on transmission and getting stuck

    That is kind of my mentality. It did dig a bit and I found dirt in the chains, but the wheels should all have been spinning like crazy trying to get me out no?? It did have snow up under it and sank down in. Then again, I get it out and go plow a 1/2 mile just fine, so I don't know what that...
  136. J

    How long has Chucke2009 been back?

    He definitely shared his opinions, but it was his channel and followers so he's free to do as he pleases. I watched a ton of his stuff when I was learning to stick weld and found it helpful. I wish the rules were consistent for both sides.
  137. J

    RTV900 - Question on transmission and getting stuck

    In 2WD on the flat, I can haul my garbage at about 24mph. That is why it seemed odd to me. It is due for a hydro oil change any day now, but I can't imagine it is going to make that much of a difference. It does have a mix of fluids in it, but I'm putting Kubota SuperUDT2 back in. Not...
  138. J

    MX5400 breakout/lift strength?

    My MX5200 with 1065 will pick up a heaping bucket of 1" crusher with fines. It is noticeable on the front and I have loaded tires and at least a 400lbs ballast on the rear. I will normally pull my stone back to me and then scoop it up from there. My bucket was the larger loose-material...
  139. J

    RTV900 - Question on transmission and getting stuck

    My father in-law purchased an RTV900 years ago. I took it to the woods to clear some down trees and had it loaded up with a buddy and the tools. We got it stuck twice as we found a very deep area of drift that was hard enough we drove over it until we sunk in. Event in 4WD with the diff...
  140. J

    MX5400. What brush cutter size? 60" or 72"?

    MX5200 here with a 72" medium duty land pride unit which seems to be in line with most users above. My comment would be look for a unit that can flow material in and out. THe landpride has a solid rear deflector with a rubber flap in front. In thick grass, it will even bog down the 5200 as...
  141. J

    Driveway gravel

    I use a landscape rake angled for my 1/2 mile driveway and just try to get them the best I can. That is mostly 1-2" crusher stone so they are larger pieces. My parking area near the house is smaller gravel and I just started using the broom/sweeper attachment for my Stihl Kombi system. It...
  142. J

    Question on semi-finishing the interior of my barn

    That is a good point about Amish sawmills.... I was checking for rough cut on Facebook Marketplace :) Probably not going to get a hit there.
  143. J

    Question on semi-finishing the interior of my barn

    A couple of mills replied back about some rough cut. I am no expert and know that type of wood and quality may vary. I don't need top-quality for what I'm doing in the barn, but would hope things are reasonably straight and dimensional. 1x6x8' (hemlock) = $6.60 = $1.65/board foot...
  144. J

    Question on semi-finishing the interior of my barn

    Are you talking about an entire board or per board foot?
  145. J

    Everything Attachments

    EA - I have a suggestion for your webpage. I do reporting/database/GUI work all day, so this may annoy me more than most. When your customers log in and want to review their orders, the default is set to show "Orders Placed in the Last 1 Month." This leads a majority of people to a blank...
  146. J

    Question on semi-finishing the interior of my barn

    That is a good idea. I have a mill the next block over and will have to check. I think OSB 7/16 is about 36 here at the moment at HD. It isn't heated and I have no need to really keep it warm. If I'm doing a project I bring out the torpedo heater.
  147. J

    Question on semi-finishing the interior of my barn

    My storage area is my pole barn. I am trying to improve the organization and lighting. I have recently added 2 UFO lights which helped a lot over a 20x20 area (roughly). My thought process was to finish some of the walls and add some french cleaning to get more things off the floor and...
  148. J

    Need help identifying these snow plow skids/feet

    I had an odd sized attachment point on a plow for an RTV. I ended up drilling out the holes so they would take a normal size skid shoe. Fabricator is a good option. I wonder if you could also put a sleeve in the tube to remove the slop, re-drill your holes and use it as a bushing. The shoes...
  149. J

    Box Scraper Changing angle to use rippers only

    If the implement is sized for the tractor you shouldn't have issues using just the rippers when hitting a root/rock. In my case, my box blade was sized to a 20hp tractor and now I have a 50hp tractor. I did not point that out in my post about going to a field cultivator. It definitely works...
  150. J

    Box Scraper Changing angle to use rippers only

    That dirt in the video was rototilled before he did the demo. I don't have a hydraulic top link so I set my top link and then adjust my rippers. I have tilted my box to allow me to just rip by shortening the top link and extending them all the way out. I tried to do a "first" till on a new...
  151. J

    What is the good Chainsaw for clearing?

    Like everything, electric saws have their place and will become more useful as the battery technology improves. They do seem VERY easy to use and maintain as long as you aren't clear-cutting a forest. I wear my chaps based on what I'm doing and how long I'll be doing it. I know that isn't...
  152. J

    Rear Blade Rear scrape blade

    On my EA landscape rake, it has the same mechanics when adjusting it. I just adjust the tension on the rake so it is somewhere between won't budge and fidget spinner so I can use it without worry. Common sense always prevails.
  153. J

    What is the good Chainsaw for clearing?

    Not sure how many "easy start" with a guaranteed ONE pull you are going to find. Stihl want it on choke and you pull a couple times till it wants to go. From there you switch it to run and it generally starts at that point with one pull, but it may have taken you 4 pulls to get there so it...
  154. J

    Snow removal combo needs help

    In the spirit of optimizing what I have at the moment, I have put 300lbs of sand in the rear of the RTV. It does seem to balance the machine out more and reduce some of the traction issues. I'll put the chains back on as well and see if that combo allows me to push the banks back further. We...
  155. J

    Clearing snow (3 kilometer long wood trail)

    I had 3 old skidsteer tires laying around. I bolted them together to make a triangle shape with an eye bolt out the front and just hooked it up with a rope and pulled it. I was hoping it would pack snow through my trails for country skiers, but it was actually a pretty good plow. The good...
  156. J

    Snow removal combo needs help

    Like this image from Titan's site.
  157. J

    Snow removal combo needs help

    My issue is how many machines, attachments vs. cost and time to clear. My setup now will handle most snowfalls as long as I don't let it build up too much. Even then I can get the RTV to plow and use the tractor/bucket for snowbanks pushing banks. The issue there is pushing banks up/down a...
  158. J

    Snow removal combo needs help

    I don't know if a rear blade with the weight of the tractor may push more and possibly help push banks back better. Has anyone ever mounted a rear blade off the FEL? Is that a bad idea? At least I'd have a blade for other purposed. Not sure if the force on the loader arms or distance the...
  159. J

    Snow removal combo needs help

    I don't generally wait until it is done snowing, UNLESS it is snowing overnight and it is just the first time after I go out. I suppose it is cheaper to set an alarm to go out at 3AM, but this still doesn't help me in the MASS snowfall or if I go away for a weekend and return to a large volume...
  160. J

    Snow removal combo needs help

    That combo feels like it would be about perfect, I wish it was a bit cheaper of an option
  161. J

    Winter Field Mowing

    I am planning on the same, but this foot of show isn't cooperating just yet. I do hope things can at least stay cold this winter. Last winter was tough and we had more 40 degree days and rain than anything.
  162. J

    Snow removal combo needs help

    I'll try to add some weight and give it another go with the chains on. The same machine is used to haul garbage and recycling each week, so there is a fine line of adding weight and having to remove anything if a kid or father in-law is going to do me the favor of taking it down or picking it...
  163. J

    Snow removal combo needs help

    The RTV handles the vast majority of my snowfalls. I get into issues where it all hits overnite or it just keeps falling and the banks build up. It doesn't seem to want to push snow that deep for a mile. I do have chains that I put on when it gets really bad. For the most part, this...
  164. J

    Snow removal combo needs help

    Nomally not more than 1.5 - 2 ' at the worst. I mean we haven't had a 5' storm in a while, but I am also not wanting to have to buy anything else if we do get one. The front facing looks good for the majority of what I clear.
  165. J

    Snow removal combo needs help

    My house sits at the end of a flat 1/2 mile drive with a rather large gravel parking area near the house. We get a fair amount of drift and some parts don't have large areas to pile snow. Normally it takes as long to plow the drive as it does to clear the parking area. We currently plow...
  166. J

    WICKED Toothbar will Transform Your Bucket

    I for one would like to see Ted make a video where he uses the toothbar to make pulled pork at your next company event. Just saying... :cool:
  167. J

    Jiffy Hitch System

    I started with the most basic 3 point arms, moved up to an adjustable 3 point arm system and then to a quick hitch. The quick hitch is worth the cash for sure. My only gripe is with bushings or adaptors to make it fit right. This is me saying this in my 40's. I bet something that hooks up...
  168. J

    Dirt Dog - All Purpose Plow / Field Cultivator REVIEW + PICTURES

    I have an MX5200 and am pulling a Fred Cain 9 shank unit I got from EA. It works just fine under most conditions unless I'm trying to plow wet clay. I would go 9 because even if it struggled during a first tillage it will not on the second. The shanks are removable, and technically you can...
  169. J

    Ratchet Straps... What are the basics.

    I bought my first trailer (6x12 utility) and am starting to haul things around with it. Still trying to learn so I'm only talking about some moving boxes, brush/debris, and the occasional run to get a few pallets. I use the straps and tighten everything down as tight as I can and it never...
  170. J

    cut pipe for plow cutting edge

    I just bought some 1/8" hard-facing rod for my stick welder and ran beads where I saw the pipe was starting to wear. Seeing how the contact area is going to be on the bottom it may depend on if the rod used allows it to be used in all positions and your welding skills. Mine were garbage, so I...
  171. J

    Hot Tub vs. Concrete over Corrugated

    I was very fortunate that a family member happens to work closely with a builder/engineer who builds owns a company that can design/build pretty much anything when it comes to buildings. It probably did save me a ton of money which I'm very happy about.
  172. J

    Hot Tub vs. Concrete over Corrugated

    Apparently, the engineer said that based on the drawings it would be just fine. So now I need to find a hot tub that won't require my left kidney to purchase. Looked at Jacuzzi so far as that was my closest dealer.
  173. J

    cut pipe for plow cutting edge

    I used an angle grinder and cutoff disc to make the slit. It took forever but worked and was the only real option I had. I tried to just beat the pipe on at that point but realized my plow was much thicker than what I removed with the cutoff disc and made it a bit wider. I welded two tabs...
  174. J

    Hot Tub vs. Concrete over Corrugated

    Thanks Dodgeman. I have put the numbers out to an engineer/builder at this time as well. Hopefully, he can run the numbers and tell me if it is good or if I should start considering plan B.
  175. J

    Hot Tub vs. Concrete over Corrugated

    Found the engineer plans for the house and specifically the porch. The concrete was to be 3,000psi with #4 rebar laid 12" center running both ways. The corrugated steel is 3" deep 18gauge under the 6" slab. The beam is under a 9' wall on the exterior + the truss. The rest of the foundation is...
  176. J

    James Webb Space Telescope begins historic mission

    I don't care if we paid for it or not ;). It was just funny how when someone is so into something they think that almost 10 billion dollars is nothing. Anything for space!!! I make the same argument about my kid's travel soccer league cost so I guess it is all relative.
  177. J

    James Webb Space Telescope begins historic mission

    Saw someone on YT stating it was pretty cheap too. Said its cost was equivalent to a 1$ cup of coffee per day for everyone in the states for like 10 years or something. Should have built two at that price. ;)
  178. J

    Hot Tub vs. Concrete over Corrugated

    I do not know, but when the original owner/builder met with me after purchasing he said the house itself is rated to be hit by a Cessna-sized plane given the amount of rebar in the exterior walls (poured/insulated/rebar). Even if that is tongue in cheek, I would assume he didn't skimp on the...
  179. J

    Hot Tub vs. Concrete over Corrugated

    Looking at a 6-8 person hot tub and a potential placement on our front porch. The total weight with water and people is in the roughly 5K lb range. The porch is an elevated concrete over corrugated steel and spans about 12' out from the house. The side of the slab where it adjoins to the...
  180. J

    Bottom Plow to Battle Residual

    It won't be a single large field, but a bunch of .3 to .5 acre areas amongst an old tree farm. Some of it is for food plots and the other half is all of the holes left by the prior owner from selling live trees. Even if all the holes are filled in it would avoid the surprises as you are...
  181. J

    Bottom Plow to Battle Residual

    I've tried numerous methods of breaking ground here in upstate NY. I'm not a farmer and don't have that background. The clay, rock and CRP residual mixed with roots/vines make the first working of an area pretty intensive to just try to get to the dirt. I've experimented with spraying...
  182. J

    Harrow for pasture use

    I used to pull my harrow with the RTV900. It worked fine as long as you could keep moving forward. You aren't going to want to wrestle with it all the time as they are heavy. The biggest issue I had was that I couldn't lift it to get into spots and pull forward. I ended up mounting it to a...
  183. J

    Rock Bucket for MF GC1725MB

    That Virnig bucket seems decent. It is a higher grade steel as well so it may be 1/4 but should be much stronger and leaves you some lift capacity to work. Not sure I'd put it behind a 60hp tractor, but it should be a great match for yours.
  184. J

    Rock Bucket for MF GC1725MB

    Do you already have a grapple by any chance? I converted mine to a rock bucket for nothing more than my time and some steel, but some companies can sell grapples with finer spacing on the tines to allow you to sort out stuff better. At least that way you'd have a grapple if you didn't. I...
  185. J

    QH top link

    Good video and picture showing the issue.
  186. J

    QH top link

    Take a before and after. I still can't picture why it wasn't working. Glad you found a potential solution.
  187. J

    QH top link

    I still can't figure out why it would hit or interfere, but i guess it hold so whatever works. You could always put the pins back in to keep the TL from flopping. I can't get my hand around it because if I buy a quick-hitch and it doesn't work, that is going back as a non-functional item...
  188. J

    QH top link

    Sort of like a Pat's quick hitch, but with more metal involved. What is keeping the top of the quick-hitch from moving back and forth? Looks like it is just dangling or leaning on the ball socket end of the top link. It stinks if all your implements don't use the QH.
  189. J

    QH top link

    So you can't use the hook from your HF quick-hitch after your tractor was at the shop? What did they fix (the hook or the tractor) and what is the issue now? I can't see how the hook would have changed pre or post taking the tractor to the shop. I've had my lower arms not centered before...
  190. J

    Box blade top link connection

    My quick hitch wasn't set correctly to the "standard" I needed when I purchased it. You may need to adjust the hook there. If you have no other quick-hitch ready implements yet and this is the first one, my money is on that being the solution. The EA implement is set to the standard and...
  191. J

    Hydraulic connections won’t go on Grapple

    Those connectors look nice, but I'm not sure I want to be buying $50/set for various implements. I already have that issue with the quick-connect lower arm bushings. It always just comes down to whatever works for each person.
  192. J

    Hydraulic connections won’t go on Grapple

    Now that you mention it, I may have been leaving it part-way before I realized that I needed the key on (for my setup). So basically it wasn't doing a thing. Scratch my partially open comment.
  193. J

    Hydraulic connections won’t go on Grapple

    Leave my stuff out in the sun all summer and after learning to depressurize before unhooking I've had no issues even on the hottest of days. It makes tapping and bleeding unnecessary from what I've found. I struggled every time and now I have zero issues. I tried leaving the lid up, half...
  194. J

    Hydraulic connections won’t go on Grapple

    A guy at the local Kubota dealership finally set me straight and I have had zero issues since. You probably have a pressure built up when you unhooked the implement and now it is stored in those lines. This is for an electronically controlled W.R. Long 3rd function kit, but probably anything...
  195. J

    Buying Advice Is it possible to go too big?

    I went from .25 acres to 60 which is half pasture, half tree farm and started off with a smaller 25hp Kubota (245DT) because it was free to me. Looking back that was mistake that cost me more in the long run. I now have an MX5200 with loaded tires and a FEL. Buy the tractor once so you can...
  196. J

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    Most of my digging is moving piles of loose material that has solidified or flattening the previous owner's table-top dirtbike jumps. I'm not digging a 10-acre pond or anything. My issue was before the toothbar I couldn't even push into the piles of what used to be loose material, it was like...
  197. J

    Cordless Tools vs. Other Options

    I didn't realize that I do have NiCad 18V batteries for the drill I have. They are horrible and in my head, I thought "I just bought this drill" when in reality, it was like 10+ years ago. It has served me to this point I guess. I made the jump this weekend and purchased a mid-grade Dewalt...
  198. J

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    Have one on my light duty bucket. Really enables it to dig the clay/dirt where I live and grab and tear out small saplings and brush. I'm sure it strengthened my bucket as well. Don't kick it with your shins, it is no joke.
  199. J

    Autumn olive and multiflora rose puller

    Looks good. I have been surprised by the size of tree I can remove from the ground. If you haven't already had this happen, you need to be careful of a few things. Your puller does not have a top "push bar" that extends up a few feet and angles out. As you get more and more comfortable you...
  200. J

    Cordless Tools vs. Other Options

    I still have a corded DeWalt drill that comes out on many occasions when I'm poking tons of holes or going through steel. It has never failed. You all have done little to keep me from spending money on some newer 20V stuff. I'd stick with DeWalt as I've never had issues with their other...
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