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    Truck winches

    Just now saw this thread and reading through it. We think a lot alike. Made this about a month ago. Drew it up in F360, printed a 3D 1:25 model first to see what it looked like. Then cut it out on the plasma table and welded it up. It is pretty heavy and I consider it only semi-movable...
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    Used 3pt Harley T-6 value??

    Concur, $3 to $5k.
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    Publishing Loader Capacity Numbers That Far Exceed The Capacity Of The Axles

    Interesting and likely has a point. Thanks for posting that video. I don't categorically agree with his numbers or methodology though.
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    Thoughts on 02 F450 dump

    Sounds like you have made up your mind. No problem there. Lots of good perspectives here. Here's mine. I think you would be better off with a correctly sized dump trailer for your F150. Either a 12' or 14' bumper pull. (usually 5 tons legally) You can find dump trailers used as well. A...
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    should I worry about this thorny problem?

    Use an excavator. Take root and all. Pile them in the same area that they are currently in so you don't spread those thorns. Burn them soon as they dry out enough. Been cutting/burning them for years. I have hundreds if not thousands of those thorns in my tractor tires.
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    Pull behind type finish mower

    No worries. I wasn't clear either. I had a tow behind (new DR Power). It bogged down and or clogged up the discharge chute constantly. The current model lists 14.5 hp.. Was glad to see it gone. The tow behind did track well in the offset position, no issues there. I briefly considered one...
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    Rear Finish Mower Need a 7’ finish mower

    I have a 7' Land Pride I bought used a couple years ago. Thick metal, solid tires, slip clutch, works great. Biggest thing I see on these is get one with a tall deck (6" or better) and open back so all the clippings can get out.
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    Pull behind type finish mower

    I had a similar finish mower. It worked o.k. if the grass wasn't very high. It would quickly either clog up or bog down. I sold it and probably wouldn't buy another. I have a 7' Land Pride 3pt finish mower. It works like a champ and will mow pretty tall grass.
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    Tire pressure

    I have ran 10psi in in the rear R4's on my 2017 55hp/7000lbs LS since day one. I have 2000 hrs on it and the rear tires are wearing fairly even. I run the max listed on the front R4's at 35psi due to the FEL. Fronts are wearing faster in the center even though I am constantly loading the FEL...
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    E85 Fuel

    I use it in one of my vehicles. E85 shines if you boost and/or raise compression on an engine to make lots of power. Its 100 plus octane. Its way cheaper than race gas. For regular vehicles not so much since they aren't running high cylinder pressure.
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    Any Cad guys here

    Happy to help! Looks great! Thanks for the follow up pics!
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    Any Cad guys here

    Any updates, pics?
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    Any Cad guys here

    Sent the updated .dxf via your email. Let me know if there are any issues.(y)
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    Any Cad guys here

    .dxf sent via your email.
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    Any Cad guys here

    I have the .dxf file. I am unable to attach it. File extension not allowed. Maybe pm me an email to send it to. There is maybe an issue with the drawing. Specifically, the radius of the large cutout isn't specified. I drew it as 3.5" diameter/1.75" radius. Check that diameter/radius along...
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    The truth about Arched Steel Buildings...

    You may find a local fabricator/welder would be able to make the base plates much cheaper than SteelMaster. Worth a shot. I don't know anything about arched buildings. Sorry.
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    Any Cad guys here

    I may be able to help. Have some dimensions (including thickness)? What file format do you want?
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    5th wheel pulling doubles or bed ramp/rack & bumper pull to haul a side by side & camper?

    Based on your needs a crawler-hauler (truck camper on a gooseneck) would probably serve you best.
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    Unloading a Brush Hog 3510

    Fair enough. You have trees? Put bigger logs/limbs down first. Pile brush up on top. Drag brush hog off on cushy brush pile. Easy peasy!
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    Unloading a Brush Hog 3510

    Pile dirt up next to the trailer to make a ramp. Back tractor up ramp, hook to brush hog and drive off. I've done that a few times. Works pretty good.
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    Digging edge of pond

    My experience: Backhoe/trackhoe is your best bet. Long reach trackhoe is best. You will need a dump truck or dump trailer to haul away the spoils so they don't run back into the pond when it rains. Don't worry about getting it smooth. Time and tide will smooth it enough. Say away from the...
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    Suddenly I have too much hydraulic fluid in my m8560?

    Check your engine oil and anti-freeze. Make sure neither is getting into your hydraulic system.
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    Exactly how tall is your tractor

    2017 LS XR4155HC, R4's @ 10psi. 91" or 7'7" with nothing on the 3pt. No beacon. Rear tire air pressure and anything on the 3pt or in the bucket can make quite a bit of difference.
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    Goats and salvaging a mound full of lead

    A small sluice box would work great and not take forever.
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    Think I’m going to get a sawmill.

    Sawmills look interesting to run. Wish I had time to give them a try. Youtube has endless hours of reviews. Mike with Outdoors with the Morgans is a good start. Mike owns and rates the LT15 pretty high. I would trust his judgement from watching his videos.
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    Getting rid of a bumpy 4 acre yard

    There is no cheap and easy way to do what you are wanting to do, especially in a timely fashion. It takes a lot of power to smooth out that much area. Once you realize that there are some good suggestions in this thread. I make a living doing this and other type dirt work. A skid steer or...
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    Bale spear problem; Quick attach easy with FEL/not with BS.

    From the pic's looks like the BS frame is bent or maybe it warped from heat when they were welding it up. Next time you put it on shove the BS into a bale and lift up before trying to engage the lever. If the lever moves easily then its likely the BS frame. I have a bucket that's slightly...
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    EA Attachments vs Homestead Implements

    I watched both video's. Looks like the man got what he paid for.(y) It was pretty scary watching him work that tractor pushing trees on that pond dam with the roll bar down. I lost a friend that was doing that.
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    Rock hammer for bolders?

    I use a hammer on a 6 ton mini excavator. I break limestone, sandstone, iron rock and rarely some granite. It does a great job on anything that's brittle/hard. Some of the sandstone we have is spongy and soaks up the hits. Rock teeth will cut that sandstone pretty good. Breaking up rocks in...
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    Pasture restoration Citidiot style

    Mowing the dusty junk sure makes that cab worthwhile. (y)
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    EA Attachments vs Homestead Implements

    Just checking the listed spec online, the HI is 5/16 material where the EA is 3/8. That probably accounts for the weight difference. The EA is likely stronger. EA has all the correct points reinforced. HI may or may not. For full disclosure I have an EA 72" long bottom that I call my...
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    Tire puncturing form orange osage trees

    I have a lot of those thorns in my R4's with no leaks. I use automotive grade slime on 4-wheeler, side by side and lawn mower tires that do leak with those thorns. The slime seals them up with no problems.
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    Blew out the turf tire on the last scoop of the day.

    I'd go with the heavier R4's since you are working the FEL. I run R4's on lawns commercially with no issues damaging the lawn. Almost 2,000 hrs with heavy FEL work.
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    Anyone ever "delete" the dpf on a tractor?

    I don't know of anyone that has deleted a tractor. I hope the WV vs EPA case winds up letting people do deletes. I am not against clean air. I am against paying and paying and paying to keep my equipment running.
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    Two Chain Questions

    1) Yes, that is part of my standard tie down. 2) Yes. I do that at times depending on what I am hauling.
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    Best truck under $10k?

    You might get a decent 2-wheel drive Ford Ranger from the 90's for that around here. You won't be able to find any useable full-size truck for that here short of a buddy/family deal.
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    Anyone with airboss tires on their tractors?

    I've seen those on a very old tractors. Granted they had steel tread but the same idea. I wouldn't want to lose the sidewall of the tire soaking up hits.
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    Feedback on a 92 Corvette Hatch back coupe?

    Opti spark. Research it then walk a way. I owned a '96 LT4 for about 8 years. Daily driver, autocross, open track and long cross country trips. I would never buy one again because of the Opti spark.
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    Is a power rake the same thing as a Harley rake and is this better than a root grapple + landscape rake?

    I use a 72" Everything Attachments Wicked Root grapple to pick up the rocks and sticks the power rake brings to the surface. EA's Wicked grapples are the best and very light.
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    Is a power rake the same thing as a Harley rake and is this better than a root grapple + landscape rake?

    I believe the gauge wheels to be well worth the expense. In some tight places I have ran with my gauge wheels up. The rake doesn't do nearly as good a job of leveling with the gauge wheels up. You have to slow down and be quick on the lift lever. In this video I am digging in pretty good...
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    Is a power rake the same thing as a Harley rake and is this better than a root grapple + landscape rake?

    As listed in the video mine is made by Woods. While I really haven't had problems with mine, I'd stay with a known, major brand to insure parts availability if you buy one. Renting could be a great option if you have limited use.
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    Is a power rake the same thing as a Harley rake and is this better than a root grapple + landscape rake?

    Power rake is the generic term. Harley rake is a brand name. Both being the same thing. Power rake beats a landscape rake by far. Power rakes are pricey but worth it if you can swing it. Here's mine smoothing out a lateral field install.
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    Digging bucket smooth edge

    FYI That plate is called a sissy bar in the oil patch. Most every machine around here including my machines have a bucket with a sissy bar welded on. We generally weld the sissy bar on and then have a different bucket with teeth and just change out the bucket. With a little skill the sissy...
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    Prototype Mahindra 8100 shake down

    Sorry for the delay. That 8100 lost an internal hydraulic seal shortly after my last post in 2018. Mahindra took it back and I never heard anything else from them.
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    New mini x. Traded kx040 for u48-5.

    Price and availability of weld on hooks is one of many reasons I bought a small plasma table. Due to your post I am looking into a crane scale. Which model do you have? Can you read it from the operator station on the U48? Here's a pic of the hooks I make.
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    LS or Kubota

    The difference is mostly the dealer network. That is basically accounts for the price difference between brands of tractors. I looked at Kubota, and others, then spent thousands less buying an LS. At the time of my purchase (2017) the next closest price was Mahindra at $6k more. Kubota was...
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    Saved by a steering wheel

    Glad you are O.K.!!! Maybe its time for limb risers on tractors if you are doing tree work.
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    New mini x. Traded kx040 for u48-5.

    Nice machine! I make a living with a U45. It scales at 12,000 ready for work. Like you, I chose it to stay under 26K. I pull with a dually F350 and a 14K Lamar GN. It is a pretty handy set up. Those big tracks are going to pay off. You will be able to walk around on super soft ground. It...
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    fixing ruts in field with tall grass

    Power rake as mentioned.
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    Insecticide on Wood Pile

    I set my firewood on a pad of class "A". I hose the class "A" down with weed/bug killer before I put the wood on it. Seems to work pretty good. I really like the borax idea. The class "A" should retain quite a bit of the borax to work over time.
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    LS XR4155 absolutely no power

    First things first. Is it low on fuel? Have you drained the water out of the fuel filter. Maybe time for a new fuel filter. Low or dirty fuel is generally the culprit. Check the air cleaner for obstructions. Mice/dirt dobbers ect.. Check the exhaust for the same thing.
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    xr4145 broken hub

    No parts diagram. I lost a bearing which ate everything in the hub on the right front of my 4155. No assembled hub available even though there was a part number for it. (don't recall the part number). I ordered the individual parts through LS and New Holland and assembled it myself. I think...
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    Collapsed culvert washout

    Yes, dig out all the sloppy muck. Separate the big rocks and any limbs/sticks out of your backfill. Anything much bigger than your fist if you can. The "V" lets you pack it in better. Leave the sides and bottom rough. You want the backfill to adhere and hopefully mix a bit with the...
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    Collapsed culvert washout

    I do similar repairs. Make sure to dig out every bit of the organic material and as much of the mud as you can. Make a "V" out of the wash so it will pack better. Go back with a well-mixed batch of dirt and clay. Pack it in with small lifts as mentioned with your bucket full of dirt for...
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    Swollen Ford Lug nuts

    I started using anti-seize on lugs wayyy back there after having lug nuts seize and snapping lug bolts. Since using anti-seize I have yet to have a lug nut seize or break a lug bolt. Zero issues.
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    Am I crazy? Chalky oil in crankcase - 1 Hr old - Husqvarna ZTR

    OP, I see your point and agree the dealer "should have" checked the oil and other fluids. From posts on this board and personal experience we know dealers sometimes don't do what they "should". Respectfully its the operators responsibility to do basic things like check fluid levels before...
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    Kioti Grapple Buyer beware!!!!

    Who knows. I'd make sure what steel it was before any welding. If it is AR400 most any diy welding guy can easily weld that piece back on, weld the other tines and check for any other issues. I'm a problem solver. This gets him back in business instead of fussing with an incompetent company...
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    Rear hitch hydraulics with front loader help

    Did the FEL work properly before you removed the rear BH?
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    Kioti Grapple Buyer beware!!!!

    Looks like a weak spot from the design of the parts as they were cut. Likely the assembly welder was supposed to weld past that joint and didn't get the memo. I'd forget about the dealer and just weld that piece back on. You will need to weld past that spot on all the other tines as well...
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    Am I crazy? Chalky oil in crankcase - 1 Hr old - Husqvarna ZTR

    Lets start from the beginning. Did your friend check the oil before start up? No, that does not look normal. I would not run the mower and send an oil sample to Blackstone.
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    Importing and modifying a new mini excavator from China

    Dang, I just saw this thread. I have a Kubota K-008 and it is a great machine. I didn't read the whole thread yet. Does anyone that actually has one want to share the model and price? Thanks to you guys now I want to import a container of these to assemble and sell.:cool:
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    Which 3rd function to many conflicting results

    W.R. Long 3rd function and Everything Attachments grapple. Call Travis at EA, he will get you fixed up.
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    New XR4155HC on its way!

    I'm probably pretty close to that running the 8' brush hog. If I'm just running the power rake and or Wicked Twin grapple, I believe it does quite a bit better than that. I haven't had the Torque app on my tractor in a while. I think it has lbs/hr for fuel read out. I have a couple jobs...
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    New XR4155HC on its way!

    Just now saw your post about the paint. Thanks for re-posting that up George.(y)
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    LS 4155 codes

    I'd call LS or dealer and ask what the codes meant. Are these codes off the dash or are you using a code reader through the OBD port?
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    Proposed update to front porch forum rules

    I support the idea. Diggin It's version has merit. Change #8 to loss of access starts at 3 days or so 1st offence and then gets longer. Give people a chance to comply.
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    12k Trailer Jack Drill Adapter

    Yep. I just hold it easy and don't run it full speed. Great job on your adapter Hay Dude!! I have a single speed jack.
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    12k Trailer Jack Drill Adapter

    If you are directing that to me I have thought about making a few extras. One added benefit is theft deterrent. I run the trailer jack all the way down and take the adapter and original handle with me. The trailer is too low to get on a ball and no easy way to raise it.
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    12k Trailer Jack Drill Adapter

    I have a small plasma table that I cut the yokes on. I weld on 2 different nut sizes. The big one is an extra lug nut off the trailer, the small one is a 14mm socket that is used to run the speedbinders. That way I have at least 2 common sockets to run the trailer jack. As mentioned, I...
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    Disable tractor seat shut-off?

    Where did I say you or anyone else had to do anything?
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    Titan Weld on thumb installed

    I think we are going to build a light weight one for my Kubota K008. I like that simple design.
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    Disable tractor seat shut-off?

    Ever see someone that brush hogged themselves? Or got caught in a pto shaft? I have.
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    12k Trailer Jack Drill Adapter

    I welded up a similar adapter a while back. I just got tired of cranking that jack.
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    Manual says not to use CJ-4 oil

    Unless there is a typo or mis print looks like the CI-4 meets your standards. I'd run that and not look back. If the oil meets the standard you are looking for it doesn't matter what other standards it may or may not meet.
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    Manual says not to use CJ-4 oil

    What spec does your manual call for?
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    W.R.Long 84" 4 in 1 bucket

    Your going to love that 4n1!! I've had the 72" W.R. Long for a few weeks now doing backfill work up in yards. It is a great attachment and adds a couple of dimensions to your tractor. One of the most useful moves is open up the bucket, set it over a pile, put the loader in float then slowly...
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    Starting Excavating Company, Insurance/Bank Recommendations

    I see where your headed with that now, thanks for clarifying your original post. I don't business bank where I personally bank. Too many mistakes made by the bank putting checks into the wrong accounts. Soon as you cross accounts like that they all can become business accounts and therefore...
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    Buying Advice Bobcat w/ backhoe, 3PT backhoe or HF trencher

    You have some golden advice given here. I make a living digging with a backhoe and an excavator and these people are spot on. If your digging is so infrequent to not warrant an excavator/backhoe then consider renting an excavator/backhoe when you need one. For $20k id find the nicest backhoe...
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    Starting Excavating Company, Insurance/Bank Recommendations

    Most around here use Farm Bureau. Make sure you understand where physically and what type of jobs your insurance coverage allows you to dig. Banks around here will only look at 80% of equipment/property values if that. None will loan on "blue sky". Absolutely use and follow the states...
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    L2501 3rd function manual vs electric

    I see the manual valve as being hard/cumbersome to operate vs an electric switch right on the loader stick. Is this cost driven or are there other consideration(s) for wanting to go manual?
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    60” Wicked Root Rake Grapple

    Wow, those are hard to come by! I'd be asking $3k for that. The perk to buying your's is no waiting. GLWS!!!
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    Everything Attachments

    Here are the previously mentioned chain hooks added to the 4n1 bucket. I add chain hooks front and back. Front and rear hooks help when picking up something flat to load onto a trailer. I also added a keeper set up for the hydraulic hoses. Just a bit of round bar and a horse shoe tacked...
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    Everything Attachments

    Here's a couple pic's of a clean up job I did today with the LS4155HC, power rake and new EA 4n1 bucket. Before. And after.
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    Nice innovation from ford.

    I like it. Most people have no idea on weights. This at least gives them a sporting chance to not overload if they choose to use it. I like the ability to zero your weight and then see how much tongue weight you added. I think this will be the most useful feature as most people have no...
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    Everything Attachments

    My 4in1 bucket showed up!!! WRL-UJ2-72 Ordered 07/29/21 Recieved 10/15/21 Here is the 1st bucket load. I had cleaned out a culvert and the rock and dirt were laying up on the narrow right of way. I was able to open the bucket and move backwards while collecting all the dirt. Zero shovel...
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    Trailer choice before I make a mistake

    Lots of good information here. I'll add my experience of 45 years of towing. Get a GN. In your case a 22' GN and your truck will haul that tractor all day with no issues. While some have luck with bumper pulls and so have I at times, stay away from them if you can. I started small with an...
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    UTV Tires

    East Texas? Have thorns, sapling stobs and sharp rocks? You will want a Pro Armor XG Crawler in 8 ply. We have both here plus some pavement. 3500 miles on a set with only 2 punctures. I sold them at half tread and the guy is still running them. They do great in the mud as well. If you in...
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    Stuck PTO shaft on Finishing Mower

    Penetrating oil, a big hammer, a block of wood and time. Hose it down and start carefully hitting it to get it to move. Wood goes between the hammer and what your hitting.
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    What should I do with my old front bucket?

    I'd make the 3pt scoop out of it with the mentioned hydraulic top link. You could move a lot of material with a scoop at each end.
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    Who makes the best power rake / soil conditioner?

    I'm interested in your impressions as well! You are going to enjoy that rake! Here is a clean up job I did a couple days ago. Hauled off the big rocks with the grapple. Raked out and windrowed the rocks that were left. Ran the rake over and smoothed everything out.
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Installed a french drain today and backfilled with the LS. This is where an LS has an advantage over other cab tractors from my view point. It has the smallest cabs that I found when looking for a tractor. I can work it in tight spots other tractors won't fit in.
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Found some bob wire. The power rake excels at rolling up wire. Took a solid hour to get all that out.
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Been busy with the LS lately. Never enough time to post much. Did a little clean up a few days ago. Amazing what a few hours can do with the right equipment. The Wicked Twin hauling rocks. The power rake leveling, sorting and windrowing rocks. And a few passes to clean up.
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    Digging stump techniques

    Dig another backhoe bucket width or maybe two away from the stump. Then use your outriggers to tilt the machine so you can dig under the roots all the way around. Then use the backhoe to pull from the side to rotate the stump as mentioned. You can also curl your bucket some and hook the edge...
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    72" Harley Rake on compact tractor?

    Absolutely. Set it light.
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    72" Harley Rake on compact tractor?

    I've ran a 72" power rake on a newer 24 hp LS tractor. It will smooth and level that pad with no issue as long as the soil is loose. You will also be able to rake out and windrow debris if there are any in/on the pad. I raked out and windrowed a few fairly big rocks and a whole lot of...
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    Rear Finish Mower Comparing 3 Point Finish Mower Options

    I have a 7' Land Pride I mow 6 acers with. Fairly heavy built. Cuts great. I bought it used. I grease it every time I use it. Zero issues. The best feature it has is the whole back part of the deck is open to let the cut grass out. I run it with a cab tractor so no grass-nados swirling...
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Changed the oil/filter in the 4155HC this evening getting ready for a day of brush hogging. Afterwards I fired it up an let it idle in the shop for a few minutes while putting tools away. When I came back to it I noticed a pretty good oil leak coming from under the filter so I shut it down and...
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    Extend Wifi 300 Feet?

    An inexpensive wireless bridge will work as well if the product you ordered won't. I set this up to have internet in my shop along with a wireless router. Easy to set up and works perfect. I think the range on these are around 1.5 miles. Wireless Bridge, UeeVii 5.8G Outdoor CPE...
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    Everything Attachments

    I had to wait a while on my Wicked Twin (Wicked Root Grapple). It was well worth it. Any mortal grapple would have long since been reduced to scrap steel. That grapple handles tons of rocks and broken concrete without issue. I now have a 4 in 1 bucket on order from EA. I have jobs waiting...
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    Anyone out there Have a Mini-Split Heat/Ac unit?

    I am a couple months in on a Cooper & Hunter 18,000 btu. Its properly sized for the space. Ice cold, dry air. Extremely quiet. Idles along on a humid 100 degree day. We will see what the winter brings. I have backup heat. I installed it myself after watching a few videos. Not too...
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    Who makes the best power rake / soil conditioner?

    I only have experience with this Woods PTO power rake. I've owned a PTO driven power rake for several years now and use it commercially. I have a 72" Woods power rake. I added power angle to it. I run it on a 55hp Cab tractor with HST. I run it in everything from hard clay to sandy loam to...
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    Buying Advice Buying a backhoe ? Several worthwhile threads on here about purchasing/owning backhoe's. To my knowledge extendahoe's and thumbs do not mix. $30k should get you a reasonably workable backhoe. I am not calling you out. If you have ran one much at all you...
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    Removing / unscrewing a broken off pvc male adaptor

    X2 on the heat to soften it up. It will back right out.
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    Trying to remove 50 inch oak tree stump with Bobcat backhoe. Struggling

    Containing the heat with a few pieces of tin or metal with help with the burn.
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    Bush Hog blade angle question

    Get the number off your blades. Confirm they are the correct blade for your machine. From the pic's I'd say they aren't the correct blades. The blade should be parallel to the ground. I would not attempt to alter those blades. Rotary cutters are already way dangerous with everything working...
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    Which Grapple for Kubota L3600

    X2. Talk to Travis at EA (Everything Attachments). He will get you the right grapple for your needs. I've had my EA Wicked Twin (72" twin lid root grapple) several years and hundreds of hours of commercial use. Zero issues. Tried to upload pic's but no luck.
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    PINE logs anyone?

    Wish I was driving distance. That's a nice pile of logs. I'd take a couple loads for firewood.
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    Art of the dump trailer

    If you're hauling wet dirt to mud spray down the bed with wd-40 and will all slide right out. Doesn't take as much wd-40 to coat the bottom of the bed as you would think. Generally any wet material will stick to the bed and not want to slide out. I've had freshly dug moist dirt freeze to the...
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    2019 PJ 24' trailer $6,000

    I just picked up an 18k dump from Texas Pride. The staff there is extremely professional. Couldn't be happier with it.
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    Newbie to Trailers... Looking but no idea what for

    That is a NICE trailer! I have 2 Lamar equipment trailers. They both are well built!
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    Want to buy a dump trailer, kinda torn here.

    I will ask around and see if they are starting to look at that. Any word of enforcement and I'll throw some steel up there. I do appreciate the heads up.
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    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    Maybe it is time to buy a diy sawmill. We just don't have tall, straight trees around here much. Hmmmmm.
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    Want to buy a dump trailer, kinda torn here.

    Good info, I haven't heard that yet. I will keep it in mind and do some research. FWIW it may not be enforced in this area....yet. I see buckets on the GN almost everyday on commercial and non commercial vehicles. Farm trailer wise they seem to be able to get 3 round bales up there. I'd be...
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    Want to buy a dump trailer, kinda torn here.

    I've been around and used different brands of dump trailers. Spend the extra bucks and get a gooseneck no matter what else you do. Get the "end dump" which is the single cylinder on the front of the trailer. They have way more lifting power than the scissors or dual ram. Check this video...
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    What implement best for turf grading with compact tractor?

    A power (Harley) rake is the answer. Rent one or pay someone with one on a skid steer. I have a 6' PTO driven power rake I run off the back of my 55hp tractor. There is nothing equal to smooth grassed areas. No need to re-seed. The power rake will distribute the grass roots and it will...
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    What do people use to add excavator traction when it gets really wet?

    To answer the post title you learn to use your bucket to help you move around. Thats what I see others do and that what I do. To answer your post, no I've never seen those. I'd see about steel tracks with grousers if I was determined to go that route. You are still going to need to learn...
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    Cat 310 or KX 080

    I agree with Mike on his assessment of the 57/80. Nothing wrong with either Kubota. I make a living with a Kubota U-45. I used to make a living with a CAT 420D and still have it. However, I would buy the CAT if I could afford it. The difference is in the hydraulics design of the controls...
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    Leaking front axle seals, advice on the proper way to disassemble nut?

    I just pulled my hub assembly apart due to a broken bearing. I tried the punch method with no results. I simply drilled it out with an appropriate sized drill bit. Tape it up to cover the bearing and put a shop vac at the drill site to keep the shavings out of the bearing. Where did you find...
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    2009 New Holland Boomer 3040 only 310hours

    That's a slick nickel for sure! Compacts are going up in price around here. Interesting spill guard on that tractor. HST? I wasn't really able to tell from the pics. Good luck with the sale!!
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Anyone else having trouble getting parts? Bearing went out in my hub assembly and trashed most everything in there. I want to order a hub assembly but none are apparently available so I had to order individual parts. Parts ordered a week or so ago. Dealer said they really didn't know when I...
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    Grapple for new L2501

    You have to stop and ask your self why the 13 week wait. EA grapples are the best and well worth the wait. I've had my 72" twin lid several years now. Zero issues. I have hundreds of hours clearing cedar trees, loading rocks, loading concrete chunks ect. The "Wicked Twin" stays on the...
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    Time for some skid plates

    Here are a couple pic's of the armor I made for my LS4155. I use the tractor clearing trees and brush quite a bit. Its been on there for several years with no issues. No idea why the pic's aren't orientated properly.
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Reclaimed another 5 acre field on a long term project. The field was cleared by first running a rotary cutter over to cut the grass/brush to reduce the fire danger, then using the 3 pt. Dougherty TurboSaw to lay all the cedar and acadia down, then finally using the Wicked Twin to haul...
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    Installing 3rd Function Remote for Grapple on LS XR4046

    I am pretty sure I still have the pic's. I am looking through my old, slow phone to find them. I will re-post them soon as I find them. I mounted the solenoids at the rear of the cab, just under the window. Mounted the hydraulic connectors on the loader cross member. Here are current pic,s.
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    Any Tractor Guys Into Sports Cars Too?

    2011 GT500. Only driven short distances on Sunday. :D
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    Best implements to grind sod clumps, remove rocks, and flatten a pasture

    That's the perfect job for a pto driven power rake. I scored a pto driven 6' off CL for about 1/2 price. I run it on a 55hp tractor. Would't take full price for it now. I'd stick with the 5' rake with 30 hp.
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    I had a few minutes after work today so I broke out the LS along with the Wicked Twin. I laid a couple cross ties down and went around and picked up all the pipe and stacked it up getting ready for mowing. When I shut it off I noticed its time for the 1000 hr service.
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Built a pad and moved an RV carport onto it. Used the LS and power rake to do the final leveling on the dirt and crusher run. Then used the LS to haul the generator, scaffolding, ect. around the job site.
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    Scan tool for ls tractors

    Today roading over to feed the cows I saw a little over 16 psi on the torque app. Didn't get a pic until I got to the gate. You can see the Red marker(s) indicating the highest reading(s). Here are the available sensors according to TP. Couldn't get them all in one screen shot. Sure...
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Ran the Torque App while putting some hay out for the cows just to see what it would do. The data here is cruising with a round bale on front. Found this new little guy in the pasture as well.
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    Woods TPR72 3-Pt. Power Rake Overview.

    Ok, I have too many pieces of equipment. This is a Woods TPR72 power rake. Oops. :D I searched and didn't find much on 3 pt. power rakes so I thought I would share in case anyone is looking at one. I am new to power rakes and still learning every time out. I was looking to buy a new one and...
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Here's a few pic's of the clean up from today starting with a pic of how the LS was set up on this project. Almost done! And finished!
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    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    The Wicked Twin is at it again! This time back filling some heavy, damp topsoil getting it ready for the power rake! The regular bucket would just dig in on the uneven ground. The angled front tines on the Wicked Twin allowed it to skid over the soft ground and push a pretty good load of dirt...
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    I started clean up with the LS on my project late today. With pic's as promised. I am still finding uses for this EA Wicked Grapple. I call it the Wicked Twin. This is one pass with the Wicked Twin from the above picture. Tomorrow I will hit it with the 3 pt power rake if the rain holds off.
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    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    I need to start posting some on this thread so here goes. Cleaned up some ruts today. Before and after.
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    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    And speaking of uses for the Wicked Twin here's yet another. I needed to move this 30' pole to the back and there isn't 30' of width to get back there. So I was able to get under the end of the pole and slide it through the Wicked Twin until I could pick it up and walk off with it. To get if...
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    Prototype Mahindra 8100 shake down

    No added weights or loaded tires. The tractor has a non synchronized 3 speed range box (H,M,L) and a synchronized 4 speed gear box (1,2,3,4). It has a fwd/N/rev power shuttle on the left side of the column plus an inching pedal on the left side of the floor. I had a big disc borrowed and the...
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    Prototype Mahindra 8100 shake down

    I'm not sure where to put this so move it if there is a better place. I guess a blind sow does find an acorn every now and then after all. I am not usually this lucky. Here is a quick background. I have mentioned before that my buddy works at the local Mahindra dealership. He knows I run a...
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    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    I've been busy at work and haven't had a chance to post here in a bit. I found a new way (to me anyways) to use my Wicked Twin. Instead of getting off and changing bucket/grapple/bucket/grapple ect doing a back fill the other day I just grabbed the bucket in the grapple and gave it a try...
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    Dougherty Turbo Saw Review

    Here's an idea of how big a tree you can cut. I took 3 cuts and a push with the grapple to lay this down. This Honey Locust was maybe 40' tall and heavy enough my 6500lb/55hp tractor didn't want to move it much. I did feed the saw in slowly but you could keep cutting steady all the way until...
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    Dougherty Turbo Saw Review

    While I was out cutting today I learned another consideration with any tree saw similar to this one. It is possible to jam the blade with a wedge that is cut off a stump. Here's a pic of the jammed wedge. Here's why I was cutting wedges off of the stump. Some cedar's have multiple...
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    Dougherty Turbo Saw Review

    Here's the plastic plug on back I was talking about. It's hard to tell from the pic but it's pushed in pretty good now. I put another 4 hrs on the Turbo Saw this evening and laid a tons of cedars over!! a couple of things to point out about my use for the TS. Most all the cedars and...
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    Dougherty Turbo Saw Review

    Next up was trying out the saw. The electronic PTO on the tractor started it up just like a brush hog. The saw ran smooth with no vibration at PTO speed. I tried a few cedars slowly and immediately learned this saw is very powerful! Soon enough I was making my way through the cedars like...
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    Dougherty Turbo Saw Review

    I was looking for a cost effective way to reclaim some old pasture with tons and tons of cedars. The goal is to be able to cut hay off the pasture. Here is a representative shot of the cedars. After reading everything I could find a tree saw looked like the best option so I picked up this...
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    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    x2 on Tom's post. Here's the Wicked Twin stacking cedar's in the burn pile just this evening. For this use the quickest way to the stack was opening the lids and pushing along gathering up the trees and on to the stack. I could push about twice as many trees per trip instead of clamping on...
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    Putting a 336D back in service.

    OK here's the latest. We sent the cam off to have it cleaned up. The guy says it is repaired but we haven't received the cam to verify that. In the mean time we learned this block doesn't have cam bearings. The surface the cam rides on at the #2 cam journal is damaged. At this point the...
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    New XR4155HC on its way!

    Pic's of the skid since fotochuckit got silly.
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    New XR4155HC on its way!

    Here's an update on the LS 4155HC. Right at 500 hrs and no issues. Tractor is running great and meeting all my expectations! The tractor is pretty fuel efficient even when working hard. I installed the WR Long 3rd function kit some time ago and now have a Everything Attachments 72" twin lid...
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    LS XR 4145 HC first 50 hours

    Yep, top of the loader sub frame. Here's a couple of pic's. No idea why the pic's are upside down.
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    LS XR 4145 HC first 50 hours

    Here ya go! 1/4" steel, 30"x42". Bolt holes are 1" inboard on the long side and 2" inboard on the short side. I was going to use 6 bolts but with the 4 bolts tight the plate is very rigid. For paint I cleaned the mill scale, scuffed it and used red oxide primer. I used some wal-mart roll on...
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    Putting a 336D back in service.

    Thanks for the leads, we will follow them up! The current plan is to get the motor running then we will address the front r/p. It looks like there are quite a few salvage tractors around in similar models plus the listed source for a r/p. We did get the rest of the motor apart and found the...
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    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    Anyone use a Wicked Grapple to help separate a tractor yet? Here's the Wicked Twin lending a hand! Adding it to the growing list of uses!!!! The multiple attachment points on the Wicked Twin made it easy to keep the load under control and keep everyone safe! And here it is apart.
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    Putting a 336D back in service.

    I didn't mention it in the first post but I gave this tractor to my son just for being a great guy. He is pretty excited about it. When we get the motor running I am considering a quick hitch for the rear and changing the FEL to SSQA. Maybe a 3rd function later on. Here is a pic of the...
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    Putting a 336D back in service.

    I had a few minutes to look over the cylinders and it looks like #1 and #2 have problems. #3 is too far up in the cylinder to tell much. Hopefully we can pull the pistons this Sunday and see. Here is a of pic of one the cylinders. And head. I do plan on getting the head surfaced.
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    Putting a 336D back in service.

    I traded for a 336D with a FEL yesterday. It is supposed to be about a 1986 model. The hour meter showes 1050 hrs and wasn't working when the po first got it. The story is the po was brush hogging last summer and overheated the tractor. He came to the barn and let it cool off then refilled...
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    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    Here is another shot of the versatile Wicked Twin hard at work! Here I am stacking Bermuda grass sprigs. There was enough dirt in the sprigs to make them fairly heavy but the limiting factor here was volume. Notice how the sharp teeth grip the slippery sprigs. :laughing:
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    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    Here is another pic of my 72" Wicked Twin doing some clean up work. The 72" grapple lets you cover the tractors tracks. I was also surprised how well the closed grapple worked like a bull dozer! The dual lid lets you get a full bite. Some where we need a grappleability list!
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    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    Here is another use for the 72" Wicked Twin!! Its just barely wide enough to hold 2 stacks and still be able to drive to the trench.
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    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    Here is yet another use for the Wicked Twin!! Shirt pocket handy!!
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    The WICKED Root & Debris GRAPPLE!!!!!!!

    Must be hay scattering time. :)
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    Bush hoggin: How many hours?

    Check my math. 26.4 acres. 13.6 hours @ 2 mph. The 2 mph is due to a gopher infested field. I checked the mph today on GPS during a test run. Nothing in the field even comes close to bogging the tractor, its just the gopher mounds. The tool of grass destruction is a LS4155HC (55hp)...
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    THINK! Just lost a neighbor last evening.

    An older gentleman and a good neighbor that was around farm equipment all his life. Got his truck stuck in the creek and went and got his tractor to pull it out and turned the tractor over on himself. He will be missed. I live just around the corner and have all kinds of equipment and would...
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    Help me pick a tractor for my BIL

    My BIL (brother in law) is shopping for a tractor. Here's the info. He has about 4 acers. Budget is $20k. Requirements are a tractor with loader and a 60" mid mower. About 25hp min. We will craigslist any other implements or attachments like a box blade and probably a flail mower. He...
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    OTD Pricing on the CK3510SE HC?

    Whats everyone paying for the new cabbed HST Kioti's? Plus a few questions. Does it come standard with a FEL(front end loader)? What does the mid mount mower cost? How is it working out? Enough power to run the a/c and a mower? My BIL (brother in law) is looking. Thanks in advance.
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    A Good Cover for a JD 8000 Grain Drill

    I scored this Drill but the shed it sets in doesn't go with it. I'm looking for the best way to preserve it until I can get a shed built for it. Maybe a couple of years at the most. I've seen some with yellow vinyl covers over the boxes sitting around so maybe that's an option and where is a...
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    New XR4155HC on its way!

    Just got word this afternoon that my new tractor is supposed to arrive at the dealer tomorrow afternoon! He said it shouldn't take too long to prep it out so maybe I can play. . . I mean work it this weekend[emoji1]