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  1. scaredychicken

    Florida Morgan ??? - on the TBN Facebook page

    I received a "let's get to know each other, it's really important" post response from this young lady. I don't know her She's not here as a TBN forum member, as far as I can tell I think she's just surfing social media platforms to get attention - I did not reply. Don't let her pretty face fool...
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    I need some help in identifying this John Deere tractor, thanks

    one photo no markings any ideas on the model and year ? thank you
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    Trying to figure out WHAT BRAND this deal is ? WHO it is ? legitimate, scam, marketing ???

    I was looking for a zero-turn forum, but this should do it. I have never heard of or seen this brand ... still not sure what the BRAND actually IS ? has a 22 hp B & S engine...
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    using a Barrel Pump ? set up, but no result

    Hi all, I recently bought a manually operated Barrel Pump, to drain a large drum. I thought it was ready to go, even sealed the barrel opening to create the vacuum / siphon. The barrel is full, and temperatures are still high. Moving things to shady areas. I haven't mastered the barrel...
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    INGERSOLL (Case / IH) ride on mower - please help me identify

    The photo below is described as an Ingersoll "sit on" mower. This is the only available photo. I am trying to figure out what it is as I have potential interest in these pedestal type steering mowers ... easy for me to get on/ off. What I THINK it is, ... is an 8 - 12 hp mower, probably 200 -...
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    J D Lawn Tractor Manual

    I have the older JD 160 lawn tractor from 1986 - 1988, (not the LT160 lawn tractor from 2002-2005) Mine is a 1988 I found a manual that is for sale, and I think it is the correct one, but I'm not sure. The manual cover says 1986 (probably written in 1985) my question is that all of the models...
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    mid-mount mower decks

    I'm wondering if there are any universal fit MMM decks ? after market decks specifically late 60's - early '70s minimum 38 inch cut to 48 inch cut
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    Hobbies and Interests

    Just thought I'd see what hobbies / activities / collections / interests TBN members have. I have had WAY TOO MANY collections over the years, and I am now continuing to purge things. I think that collecting stuff was my way of coping with physical limitations that prevented me from typical...
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    Cabelas Tractors (2013 - 2016) ... just curious

    I checled for previous threads on this, but they were all dated Years ago, so I thought I'd start a new topic / thread. I don't mean to scrape the scab off an old wound, but I am really interested in the short term run of the Cabelas tractors. Was there quality in the tractor, or were they...
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    My FAVOURITE tractor video ever

    I laugh every time, and I go back to it every year or so. Enjoy I wanna laugh, I wanna cry, I feel inspired, and there is just so much detail to look at, motivated my purchase, too funny ... the stories that this could tell :) So sad I'll bet that the Trade In Value was better than the...
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    considering purchase of a Platform Lift

    I think that a Platform Lift (preferably used) would be very useful for me when I work on the Lawn Tractors, ATV, Utility Yard Trailers, and even push mowers. I'd like to hear from others re usefulness and value The image is an example of what I think would work.
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    Allis Can Olmert 716 Hydro Ride On Tractor --- anybody ever heard of this one ???

    This is the ad description, I just don't know what it is. I don't need another project, but this one caught my attention. ad photo my best guess was this, from Allis Chalmers 716 tractor information
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    SOLENOID for 1988 John Deere 106 Lawn Tractor

    I'm going to replace the (starter) solenoid on my little green machine. It has been acting up and unreliable for about two years, and a friend confirmed the issue. The lawn tractor is currently stored under cover by the chicken coop, and I haven't really had a good look yet, or removed the...
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    How do you INVITE people to join TBN forum ?

    It's been awhile, so I forgot how the invites are sent. Suggestions ? is there a button to link to Facebook ?
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    hitch attachment

    I just bought this 3 pt hitch attachment the other day. $20 Cdn so I figure it will pay off How useful is it ? obviously, with the square hitch receiver it will be good for hauling trailers / loads around, and it can carry a box or platform also. I've never had this option, but the price...
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    John Deere LT160 brake pads

    So my 1988 ride-on mower with a Kawasaki engine, has had lousy brakes for about 5 yrs. I stopped using it, in favour of other, newer options. I bought some brake pads (x2) at THE local specialty yard equipment place about three years ago (that business has since shut down). I had the idea of...
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    1969 ROOF PALIMINO lawn tractor mower / mini-jeep

    Yesterday, my friend showed me a video clip (Taryl's) about the 1969 Roof Palimino lawn mower. I had never heard of such a beast. But there it was, all over the internet. It almost has a cult following, and seems to be rare - that is why he likes it, and so do I. He's a Jeep / Willys /...
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    mid mount mower deck for a vintage tractor

    I'm looking for a mid mount mower deck that will fit my Jacobsen Super Chief 1450 lawn tractor. 14 hp built between 1969-71. I'm not particular about brand, colour, cutting width, or even vintage suitability, I just want something that will fit and be functional. I won't be able to measure...
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    SO EXCITED ... and perhaps a bit sentimental

    I don't have many photos with my late father who passed away in 1985 when I was 20 yrs old. One of my favourite photos however, is with Dad, as groundskeeper for the community hospital. I was 2 years old, and we are photographed on his Jacobsen Chief lawn tractor. I saw that photo for the...
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    kubota b5320 ballast box

    I have a 2018 Kubota BX23S. This afternoon I saw a sales ad for the kubota b5320 ballast box - it is a few hours away, but picking it up could be done when my wife is in that area in a few weeks. It is used, asking $300 Cdn. I have never priced one of those boxes out, and the Dealership an...
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    JACOBSEN lawn tractors ... anyone ?

    My dad was a landscaper / groundskeeper for many years at the local hospital. He died in 1985 when I was 20 years old. I recently discovered a photo that shows Dad and me on a Jacobsen lawn tractor in April 1966 when I was not quite 2 yrs old. (trying to attach photo) The tractor would be...
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    Chipper wanting to know if there is an Equipment / Attachment Data site anywhere ?

    I'm looking for the specs on pieces of equipment, to compare brands, features, options ... I love the one that is there for tractor data, hoping that there is a similar site for equipmwnt ? google can only do so much ... has anybody seen a Mulcher like this in this colour ? I'm trying to get...
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    FRONT LOADER & HYDRAULIC POST HOLE AUGER ??? (skid steer style) for compact tractors

    FRONT LOADER & HYDRAULIC POST HOLE AUGER ??? (skid steer style) for compact tractors Hi Everyone, We are getting ready to do some more holes / fencing with the PTO driven, 3 point hitch, rear mount, post hole auger that I bought with my Kubota BX23S. Then I see a short video that Neal of...
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    Chipper Researching best qualitry wood chipper for a Kubota BX23S, suggestions please

    Good Morning, Lately my interests have turned to yard clean-up and planning the purchase of a decent wood chipper that my BX23S can manage. I'd like some ideas from those that have experience and knowledge of chippers. - my needs are for something that will handle 3-4 inch trees / limbs...
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    30 X 40 ft BARN DESIGNS for a Hobby Farm

    I tried to find an existing thread for this topic, but nothing was close, so starting a new thread ... My plan is that in a year or two, I would like to replace the existing chicken coop and sheds on the yard with a nice 30 x 40 pole barn type barn with aluminum siding and perhaps a partial...
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    considering purchase of a Kubota G2000 Garden Tractor, 5 foot mower deck, rearbagger

    Hi Everyone, It has probably been a year since I last chceked in. Still loving and learning how to operate my BX23S. Now I have a chance to buy a Kubota G Series, G2000 Garden Tractor (production years were 1989-97) and it is in good, well maintained condition with 800 hrs on it. A friend is...
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    kUBOTA BX23S - wights, tire chains or ballast box ?

    Hi Everyone, lots of thick ice, unusual long-term deep-freeze weather, and too much snow = spinning I've checked a few of the earlier posts about this issue, still looking for the best option for performance /snow removal (I may look at a rear blade in the future). The tractor was delivered...
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    Hi All - wondering if this is the Forum section for Sears CRAFTSMAN brand ?

    my friend bought a Craftsman Lawn / Garden tractor, I'm just trying to direct him to the correct spot in the forum. thanks
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    kUBOTA BX23S - instrumentation display, all lights suddenly shut off, plowing snow

    Hi everyone, and Happy New Year of posting :) Issue: It snowed all day yesterday. In the afternoon I was plowing the driveway (8-9 inches) of snow. Only the loader is attached, backhoe removed. I did a pass, and was about to turn around when instantly all the instrumentation lighting, marker...
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    Arrival of my Kubota BX23S TLB package

    it has finally arrived :) - was delivered on late Wed aftenoon. BX23S package - tractor loader, backhoe with customized entry-exit step, grab bar, and toggle HST pedal (all specific modifications) box blade post hole auger canopy 3rd function valve 3 hitch-ball bar grapple (delivery pending)...
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    My tractor should be delivered later this week ... YIPPEE

    Hi All, This has been years in the making, but we (wife approved) bought / ordered / down payment made, for the tractor package recently, should be delivered this week. :cool2: :dance1: Kubota BX23S tractor, loader, backhoe quick attach system rotary cutter mower (wife elected this over the...
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    Buying Advice Should I tweak my Kubota package purchase a bit ? seeking opinions re now or later ?

    I posted this last week. Just wanting some feedback re priority, value for cost, usefulness or unnecessary ? I have watch some of the Messick's videos, would love opinions, knowledge and expertise from other users. Thanks. "HERE's what is included in the deal that I am pursuing... my wife is...
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    a 17 yr decision (pending) ... I may even consider changing my Profile Avatar ...

    Greetings All, after 17 long years of waiting, I am FINALLY at a point where I can tractor-shop :) . Circumstances delayed a purchase due to medical issues and extreme bills, an unexpected priority / accessibility renovation, disability complications, and no or limited income, and a survival...
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    Backhoe drag racing backhoe (2007)

    Good afternoon everyone this has probably been seen before, but I just came across it and thought that I'd share the video... not your everyday machine :) Dragster backhoe at Rocky Mountain Nationals 27 - YouTube
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    shifter issues with a 1950's FERGUSON TO-35

    seems to be stuck in second gear . any thoughts to assist would be appreciated. cheers, scaredychicken
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    post hole digger attachments

    I'm (still) intending to buy a Kubota BX Series tractor, loader, backhoe, mower. hopefully, THIS YEAR I have my eye on the new / current BX23S unit - wondering how well a post hole digger works on that unit? I have seen a used BX22 (seems too small though), and also the BX25, BX25D units...
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    Creative Solution needed ... ATV snowblade attachment posts are too short, dislodges

    moved from general forum ... Hi all, This is a post regarding the factory snowblade attachment - the post to frame area underneath. IF I have one complaint about the 2006 Arctic Cat 400 4x4 ATV that I bought with the 60" snowblade attachment, it is that the (tiny 1/2 - 3/4 inch) posts / pins...
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    friend just bought a garden tractor with snow blade attachment

    Craftsman 247.27047 I've suggested that he join the forum. Is there any specific info that would be helpful to him? Resides in Nova Scotia, Can. he has a snowblade and chains to go with it
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    BX25 (and related models) or BX23S (new)

    Hi All, I just discovered the new BX23S ('17 yr model) tractor, loader, backhoe package. I'd like a mid-mount mower also, and eventually a few other options ... post hole digger, pallet forks, grapple hook, roof cover. I've been dealing with life challenges for the past two years, so I'm...
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    Scaredychicken's Quick Update (been away for about a year)

    - my 2010 car accident claim is now settled... claim is done, pain remains - I think it was a decent settlement :) ... when the dust settles financially and the debts are paid, I might be able to get my long awaited Kubota. - home office (taxes, bookkeeping, marketing) and studies continue for...
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    can the BX25D handle a post hole auger / post-pounder ?

    just wanting to get some information about the BX25D that I hadn't considered earlier (when I was looking at the B3030). we need optional pallet fork operation on the front, and post / fencing operation on the rear. I like/ prefer the BX25D features, size etc, but had more or less given it a...
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    Mowing JD lawn tractor LT160 (1988 ?) - 38 " mower, belt replacement

    the earlier belt absolutely shredded so I was not able to get a perfect pre-replacement route that the belt goes through. No owner's manual (bought used), and some websites are helpful, but most reference the 42 " mower... bought a replacement belt and worked on the task of replacing it, but it...
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    2006 Arctic Cat 400 Utility ATV, automatic

    Wondering if anyone could give me further information on what appears (to me) to be an 1) idling; 2) automatic clutch problem. I bought this ATV brand new in 2006, the machine is great and does everything that I need it for. Due to a back injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident in 2010...
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    Bears aware... (and best dog ever)

    So 2012 was a bad year for bears on our property - they (4-5) started to arrive in late June and were hungry, small / scrawny but deadly to 17 of our heritage chickens. The chickens are secured - yet again. (so is the garbage etc.) Our 12 lb jack russell treed them several times last year... up...
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    B7800 tractor with FEL (2003 yr)

    there is a classified ad nearby, and the offer is a 2003 model yr B7800 (first year of model) with LA402 FEL, 30 hp, hydrostatic trans (HST), 4WD, diesel, loaded rear agri tires, 3 pt hitch, PTO, walk thru deck, clean condition, low hours, and if the photo is accurate / current - appears almost...
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    Comparison was there a link to a tractor specs site ?

    Return of the tractor rookie. Months ago, I was regularly researching my best tractor options - using this TBN forum, the reviews tabs, posts of interest etc. All great !!! What I am really after though is a forum / link / tab that will get me the specifications on any number of tractors -...
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    Comparison McCormick X10.30H (under 25hp) or McCormick X10.35H (over 25 hp)

    I went looking for reviews on these tractors, but found nothing. Can anyone shed a bit of information on them ? Forklift attachment with lift capacity of 1000 lbs is needed for the honey / beekeeping. Kyoti engines... the McCormick's seemed like a reasonable option for us. My cousin is a...
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    Forks Light Duty Quick Attach Bucket Forks

    I like this idea, but I have not found any reviews for these forks. what I would like to know is if they are capable (being light duty) of the 1200 lbs lift claimed. I am trying to decide if these would work for regular 800 - 1000 lbs pallet lifts, on a compact tractor? considering the...
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    Buying Advice how to determine if you are looking at a grey market tractor ?

    Greetings, I am a tractor rookie, but I really want to know if there is a way to determine if a tractor is considered "grey market". Apart from obvious indicators like foreign signage I'd have no idea if I was looking at a used "grey" tractor. I am not mechanical, and I don't know enough...