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    Marine Grease For Everything

    I use Deere polyurea grease on everything, especially loaders. It's their so called "best" grease and is thick and pasty. It makes my loader sound and operate like a new loader almost until it needs to be greased again. My parts guy said all the heavy equipment guys have switched to that grease...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Very few know anything about any car.
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    Dog pics

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    Status of Everything Attachments

    We have our credit card email us any time a charge is presented without the CC being present. That, plus an email to us for anything over a certain amount. I won't own a debt card.
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    Everything Attachments poll

    Surprising is the number of people that paid, but had charge reversed, as well as the number of people that never bought because they were wary. It seems fewer have been impacted by loss of $$ than suspected.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Small point but one of my early driving lessons was in a Kaiser. Most were blue and that one was too. Had to lift the heavy hood and pour a little gas in the carb to get it to fire. Everything ran when that puppy fired up.
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    Everything Attachments poll

    Great record keeping
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    Everything Attachments poll

    I've done this for decades and it's saved me several times. Even caught some inappropriate charges.
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    Everything Attachments poll

    At least you got in on the pending credit. Those credit card people will be looking hard for the proprietor.
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    Life on the farm

    If those prints could only talk and tell the tale of those people.
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    Everything Attachments poll

    Agreed. It almost looks like there are fewer un-refunded customers than it appeared. I'm here for the drama.
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    John Deere 5520 Instrument Cluster Not Working

    I had a 5520 when new and there was an instrument cluster recall. I got a new cluster. Things to try are a bad ground and fuses. Keep it simple because Most elec-related problems are from a bad ground. Then move on to fuses. Also find out what the recall was about. The 5520 is a great tractor.
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    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    I don't know how your area pulls off year round birds. That, plus dozens of birds on feeders at one time. Nothing like that around here.
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    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    Here's the map--I hope--of the 2024 hummingbird migration dates. More are added as birds are seen. They are only in the south coastal US so far but it looks like an early season. We're ready. https://hummingbirdcentral.com/hummingbird-migration-spring-2024-map.htm
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    Everything Attachments poll

    We will find out as more people answer. Thank you.
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    Everything Attachments poll

    More guys need to contribute to this thread, please. If you lost money, say so and when you ordered. If you ordered and got you implement, toss out some approximate dates. Let others know so they know how their situation fits in with the timeline. I #5 and wanted to order but never got around...
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    Cancelling an order like that will eventually get you the price if you keep watching.
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    Stupid Things I Have Done

    When we located from another state I dragged a lot of equipment with me and had to struggle to get stuff into our temporary rental barns. The fit for the fixed ROPS was so close I had to lower the air pressure in the tires, back under the door header and reinflate on the other side.
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    The business looks like it got caught by its own karma. They sold short and lent long and that didn't work when the price of steel and labor spiked and the price they pre-sold stayed the same. You lose on each order out the door. That's a slow bleed on escrowed funds and a grade school math...
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    Stupid Things I Have Done

    I released the parking brake when I was 4 or so and rolled our 50's Ford down the driveway and into the street, blocking traffic. Police came and I don't remember after that but everyone was calm about it. "Just don't do that again."
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    The Resting Place.

    The gap might have been exaggerated but check this article out saying it's real. She sounds like a lot of fun. https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-robesonian/3932342/ Here's picture of her when she was younger with the gap and it looks pretty big. .
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    Everything Attachments poll

    So things seemed pretty normal not that long ago.
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    We've shifted grocery shopping from the mega-stores to Meijer's and I can't recall a too-short expiration date on canned goods or a mismatched price from store shelf to checkout. Have to watch that too at the big stores.
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    Everything Attachments poll

    Interesting that they had order and quick shipping.
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    When I go into a Walmart, I get the feeling they are trying to keep 100% of what I spend. I've sort-of decided to stop going there unless necessary but patronize more local places.
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    Everything Attachments poll

    Number 5 for me. I wanted to buy but just never got around to it.
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    Everything Attachments poll

    Poll on Everything Attachments. TBN doesn't have a way to do a poll like this yet so just reply and add comments if you want. Put a number down if you can. 1) When bought and when delivered? 2) Date ordered but never got it 3) Did a chargeback and was repaid by CC company 4) Did chargeback...
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    The Resting Place.

    Roni Stoneman. .Also known as Ida Lee Nagger, the gap-toothed hillbilly wife on HeeHaw hee-haw-star-roni-stoneman-dies-85
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    Back when I was selling small square bales of horse hay, I put up a beautiful product that was fertilized, correctly dried, and sold on the lower side of average. One guy that bought 3 bales in winter tried to haggle on my already cheap price. He was upset and said "how much can it cost to put...
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    I'd guess there are still here and that assets can be "clawed back" to even things out. This drama has a long way to go.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Probably cost $2000-$2500 new
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    Forum Guidelines

    Anyone know if you can do a poll on TBN? If so, how?
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Do you recall how much a gallon of lead paint weighed?
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    What do you drive for a truck?

    I don't want to get you started but you tell a little bit on why the 2019 Tundra was a worst truck?
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    Mine shows open too. My head is spinning.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Wow, I forgot. that. So was shaving cream and kitchen items. Model airplane glue was in lead tubes. I thought outdoor house paint had lead in it. I was told a gallon weighed 40 lbs? Think that's true?
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    Think how hard it has been for the companies that have survived 150 or 200 years.
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    I once read the percentage of new businesses that fail within a given time and was shocked at how high the percentage was. It's not easy running a small business.
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    Roof Ridge/Cap Wind Driven Leak

    Mine had foam things on the inside that blocked water. They sealed any irregular spaces during installation is what I figure.
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    What do you drive for a truck?

    1. not much. Mostly 7,500-10,000/11,000 lbs 2. never 3. Don't plan to but every now and then it happens. 4. 12,000 a year 5. No
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    Business failures are always a part of the landscape. Sometimes the product gets overpriced or maybe not competitive and the business owners just can't make in work. When assets get sold off, often at a lower price, a new owner can enter with that lower price and by that a lower cost of...
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    My guess is we'll be kicking this thread around till it exceeds the Kando Stuck Drain Plug or Pallets in Field thread. There's also an old thread about a guy that fell asleep in his hammock while drinking beer and saw Bigfoot. It was pretty lenghy.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Did you know that if you extend your arm and turn your fingers inward, you can judge remaining time left before the sun sets? Each finger thickness represents 15 minutes so if you are four fingers between the bottom of the setting sun and the horizon, you have roughly an hour of daylight left...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Also retired, I don't care what day it is and only rarely the time. It's great. I've still got my old 1980's Timex watch that works fine despite a number of electrical marks from hot wires. Come to think of it, hot wires were why I stopped wearing it.
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    Kudos for clamping that glue up. :)
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Sunlight is a wonder drug. My FIL was stuck inside with a disability while in his 80's and it looked like he was a goner. We moved him in with us, got him outside in the sun a lot and in a few months he gained 30 lbs, had a tan and lived another 10 years.
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    Roof Ridge/Cap Wind Driven Leak

    I've seen them blow off in high wind areas.
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    What do you drive for a truck?

    I'm typical rural and need a new truck. I tow a little, get groceries at times and do rural stuff with it. It stays pretty clean. What do you drive? And what do you do with it?
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    You Know You Are Old When

    I still do it and it works great. All relevant info needed for the next month is there as well as things planned or to do for the day. Write a receipt, things needed at various stores or any odd info that I need to know for the day, week or month. It's in there. The problem now is that good...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    My family was never the age anyone said and we later learned all of their birthdays and dates were fudged. We figured they were afraid of being tracked down by the government for some invented reason and deported. They also only spoke English in front of the kids for fear the government would...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    You're double dog old if you carry a small notebook and pen in your pocket. Mentioned it for a friend.
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    If anyone wants the name of a place that makes equipment, I have bought a number of things from the people below and they make great stuff. It's an Amish run business and I have traded with them for maybe 15 years. I don't think they advertise and I have only picked things up in person. They go...
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    Risk would be transferred to the customer in some ways but a businessman that sells something for a fixed price today for delivery months away, and not yet made, better have contracted HIS future price of raw materials and labor. If he doesn't, the maker is taking the risk that his raw...
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    Doesn't the state attorney general's office help sort these things out?
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Here's a Peter Frampton live clip from New York City and looks like '90's or so. It's pretty neat and an excellent performance.
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    Dog pics

    Isn't that the truth... Three years old on Valentine's Day Just after a midwinter farmer haircut and not a pretty look
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Was that a 1970's commercial? Later?
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    Dog pics

    Always love your dogs and you in the snow. Dogs love snow and think it snowed just for them. They couldn't be happier.
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    How to stir peanut butter in 30 seconds.

    And follow the advice. Store PB upside down and put jar in hot water up to its neck for an hour or so before you open and mix. Take it easy at first, get the areas at the bottom of the jar and have wife hold jar while mixing. Start slow and read this thread for developments that were...
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    How to stir peanut butter in 30 seconds.

    We just started eating almond butter and discovered it mixes easier and even better than peanut butter. I did put the new jar into warm water for an hour and it mixed up quickly and tasted great. Almond butter is less dense so I could imagine doing a second mix when you get to the half way of...
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    How to stir peanut butter in 30 seconds.

    For some reason, probably because it was cheap, I've had peanut butter since a little kid. Here are some reasons why 100% PB is good for you. https://www.thelist.com/217796/when-you-eat-peanut-butter-every-day-this-is-what-happens-to-your-body/
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Not sure what they were called but we had a huge box type radio the size of a carry-on suitcase and you could pick up stations from around the world. Most were clear as a bell too. My '37 Chevy had a tube radio and AM was crystal clear no matter what road you were on. Great sound, a pleasure to...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    I'm not sure of the year but I got a transistor radio when they first came out. It was so cool to have one and they were clear as a bell and well made. They were just called "transistors" and not "transistor radios". If you had a transistor, you became a chick magnet.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    My first car had tubes in the radio. I worked in a garage and one of my assignments was to fix customer radios by replacing the blown tubes. I would take the tubes across the street to the drug store and use their free tube tester and then pick a new bulb from their rack.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    It was pretty lame. Hard to fool even little kids with it.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    I partially remember the Andy Devine show. He was better as a jovial character in a western movie.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    We had a party line early on and I was amazed we had suddenly gotten rich enough to have such a luxurious and important device. People always listened in and my sister worked at the phone company so no conversation was safe and we often spoke in code. That, and the ever used collect call to...
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    That's why you use a credit card to charge certain things. Dispute and get your money back. On the downside for a company, chargebacks make bad things worse. And fast. Few companies can withstand the daily bombardment of cancellations.
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    Status of Everything Attachments

    I don't know anything about EA but the problems I have seen in other companies happen a little at a time and then all at once. That is, there are funny things or odd coincidences that show up long before the drama hits. Were there any early signs with this company?
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Another great early detective show was Peter Gunn. It was a 1950's early James Bond style show and Gunn always seem to come out on top. Herschel Bernardi played a fledgling cop ad he showed up in other shows over the years. Gunn was kind of a "most interesting man in the world" kind of guy for...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Route 66 was cool but I wasn't old enough to appreciate it. I liked the drifter aspect of the show, however. One to watch back then was Perry Mason in black and white. The earlier in the show's run the better. Nothing beats black and white and if you look close or watch with the sound off there...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Your grandfather knows the way around the block in life. Those curves were meant to be if you accelerated right. And cars were so beefy back then because of no seat belt. There was the belief that more steel would help you in an accident at the typical speeds in town of 30 MPH. The driver...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    I don't think it was for camera angles but do remember people doing it in the mid-late 1950's.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    There's one thing from the late 50's I remember, and was taught in driver training but when I mention it to others, they draw a blank. Who remembers the correct way to get into a vehicle when parked on a busy street was to go in the passenger door and slide across the seat? Maybe it was a...
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    Stupid Things I Have Done

    Wow, you don't screw around. That is shocking.
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    2024 garden season

    Your Beefsteak tomato picker looks pretty good. Is it as meaty as it looks?
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Wait till you get a few years older. 70 is a tipping point and maybe 73 is when it really hits. Get all you can get done now and if you can get older with a great diet and enough exercise under your belt you can go longer. Sometimes much longer.
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    2024 garden season

    DJ54 On the Juliet, I'm a little careful buying Juliet seeds. We bought from Fedco last year and they were true but I have bought others in prior years that were not. Maybe 5 or so years ago there was a "Juliette" tomato that did not look the same in the pictures. Maybe it was a typo but I...
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    That must explain why they cut wood in Maine, haul it over to Canada, saw it and bring back as lumber. Solid thinking.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I used to travel the New York State Thruway to visit relative a while back. Pricy toll road with sky high gas prices and outrageous rest stop chain restaurant pricing. I don't remember the amount but they were in your face pricing likely because it was a limited access road. Guess what? People...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    I lived a couple states east of Vt. for a long time and maple sugaring is a way of life. May I suggest you try some "first run" syrup this year. It's light amber and much thinner that the D heavy syrup often encountered. I grew to prefer the light amber and had a standing order each year for...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Clint Eastwood's advice is the best after some cub reporter asked how he was still producing and acting at 90 years old and why he had so much energy. Eastwood said something like it's easy, "just don't let the old man in". I'd rather die living than live dying. That involves all sorts of risky...
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    2024 garden season

    I've been growing tomatoes for many decades and my uncle taught me how decades earlier. Today I just plant a few varieties. By far our best result in taste and value is with the Juliet, also spelled Juliette, tomato. It's a small egg sized fruit but works for us. It's hard to find but Fedco in...
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    We used to live in rural New England where there weren't and still aren't many people. We had a few miles of stone walls and I often thought of the labor that went into clearing the fields. It must have been an unimaginable task. We sometimes went chasing partridge up near the Quebec border...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Wow, I had a '62 Ford Falcon with vacuum wipers. You could have wipers or whatever little acceleration it might have had, but not both at the same time. It was frustration in a downpour to have no wipers. I was a kid with that car and told my young girlfriend at the time that I could make those...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    I also remember when adults would watch Hee Haw on Saturday night. It doesn't make you all that old but it's a start.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    As a young man, I remember when we would buy 33 RPM records of comedy acts and listen to them. I still have"The Smother's Brothers at the Purple Onion".
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    How to stir peanut butter in 30 seconds.

    Since we're new to using almond butter, I discovered that recently. No need to put jar in warm water, just open, mix for 20 seconds and it's wonderful.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    We went to a wedding a while back that had to cost a fortune. Sit-down big time multi course meal, a cavernous ceiling with lighting that accurately simulated a starry sky or a thunderous storm event. Breathtaking orchestra; the whole enchilada. Cost was jaw dropping. Heck, we got married in...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    We went to a lot of Italian weddings where guests would dance with the bride and pass her an envelope of cash. LOTS of $$ to give the new couple a start. It was an honor to dance with the bride. I represented my family at a wedding, danced and gave her the envelope as a very young kid. At...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Skip to about 30 seconds for a Conga Line dance and the way it was back when it was fun. Stuff from today lacks the organization and empathy of the moment the old days had. Just my opinion.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Yes. I don't know who it was or where the family came from but everybody did the polka. Hungarian, Polish, Italian, whatever...at the wedding there was at least a polka or two and the obligatory conga line back then. Remember the conga line at a wedding? And thee Bunny Hop? Here's Lawrence Welk...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    This first one is colorized and shows Mr Welk having more fun than he should Below is classic Lawrence Welk, the kind gram and gramps waited all week for. It had it all.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Lawrence Welk was tough to watch as a kid. I especially remember the polka music, that Welk loved, and he really had fun with that. Someday I'll find a clip. The original show was Saturday night, I think at 7:00pm and old folks planned their day to get ready for it.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    You remember right. To Miss Vickie (sp) and she looked too young and had that deer in the headlight look. I think she had a wedding gown on. Whatever happened to her? Must be a story to that.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Yes and there is a lot of good stuff on Amazon. But I've bought things that were clearly returns, bulk items, prior generations of the product or items just returned and out of the box without instructions. Most times I just ship it right back unless they'll give me a super discount. You've got...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Funerals are for the living because they don't want to lose their loved one just yet. It's a way of holding on. And I read that when people cry at funerals they're really crying for themselves and their own mortality. I guess I understand both sides.
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    You Know You Are Old When

    My wife kept complaining about the TV sound and after checking found she had the TV set to "stadium" or some sound other than "normal". I switched the sound and she could hear all or most of the sounds again.
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    King Kutter spreader; decreasing the “spread”

    Hove you solved this and what solution did you go with?
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    And used wheels readily available rather than $1,400 from OEM parts.
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    Broken welds

    Beats me but those were built in the '60's. They were probably bolted or riveted back then.
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    Broken welds

    I took a tech school welding glass a few years ago and the welding instructor was a no nonsense lifelong pro that went through great pains to tear stuff apart to show that good welds won't come apart. Skyscrapers are welded these days.
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    Pictures from a skid steer mowing contractor

    Your pictures are great.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Those look like they're aluminum gutters as well so there will likely be some paint damage to the truck too . This kind of thing amazes me.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    It's a bad idea to strap cheap gutters to probably a $1200 electric side mirror, especially when you're already in a truck.
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    Dog pics

    Those dogs look like they adore you and are protecting you.
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    How to stir peanut butter in 30 seconds.

    Richards at 100% sounds like a winner. 🏆
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    How to stir peanut butter in 30 seconds.

    Try the real PB, do as suggested in this thread and you will be in for a treat. It's that good.
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    How to stir peanut butter in 30 seconds.

    The warm water idea turns the PB to a semi-liquid so you could almost mix it by shaking it for a minute or so. I'm on the lookout for a paint can shaker at auction to take things to a new level..
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    How to stir peanut butter in 30 seconds.

    I'm the OP on this with an update. In post 107 I mentioned to put the unopened jar of PB in a sink of warm/hot water for an hour or two before mixing and it mixes much easier. As a side item, freshly mixed and warm PB is the best I ever had and I would use this pre-heat method if for no other...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    I've got green weeds on the edges of my gravel driveway. They are tough weeds but still five weeks early.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    If I'm reading the spark plug thing right, I don't get it. How can a major manufacturer that has built cars for 120 years and sold what, a hundred million, still build things that snap spark plugs on removal?
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    The Amish can move a building by hand with hundreds of men carrying it. What? Sure, just brace it internally so lifting effort is even, lift and move a little at a time. EDIT--Here's a clip of moving a shed Here's a video of internal bracing
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I think dealer rates are $150 an hour. Doesn't take long to get the bill up at that rate.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    What justifies it being that much?
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    Dog pics

    Nothing could be finer for my Springer than being in her special chair with her special blanket and clutching her fresh rawhide chew while it rains cats and dogs outside. Of the rewards in life for being human, this is one.
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    Is there such a thing as very thin battery heated gloves?

    Here's an update. I'm the OP and have tried some of the suggestions here. There really isn't a thin battery heated glove I could find that allows the use of fingers. The wires make the glove thicker and manufacturers add a thin layer of insulation that makes it too thick. I did find some...
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Most places here usually double bag the plastic T shirt bags since one ply often rips. I bet that changes the math on things. To many "solutions" to existing life seem to be created by people who need to justify their existence and job and not by market or technological forces.
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    Pictures from a skid steer mowing contractor

    I have been at this a lot of years and find that price is one of the last things customers, especially existing customers, base their final answer on. They want a good person, reliable equipment and good job first, and respect for themselves, their opinions and property. Yes, price is a...
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    The best reusable bags are the fabric-like ones they hand out at farm shows and stuff. The ones with the sewn-in rectangular bottom. I cut a piece of 1/4" plywood or similar thickness plastic so the bag holds it's shape. The wife loves them, they hold a lot of stuff and new ones are at the farm...
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    How to multi-quote correctly in a post reply?

    If you want a laugh about this, I've been trying to multi post for months now and didn't know how to go about it. I just kept clicking "quote" and couldn't figure it out so I just went back to doing what I was doing. Now, I have it figured out. When I looked at quoted posts I had saved, there...
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    How to multi-quote correctly in a post reply?

    Wow, problems solved. Thank you. 🏆
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    How to multi-quote correctly in a post reply?

    I know how to add someone's post to my reply in a post. I can also multi quote, meaning add two quotes to a replay but those quotes have to be from the same page. However, I am not able to add two replies to a reply when one is from one page and one from another page. Does anyone know if we can...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    What I believe the worst part is snipping classic shows to fit in more commercials. An old 30 minute show that was 25 minutes with five minutes of commercials now looks like 20 minutes with ten minutes--or more-- of commercials. The plot line often fails to make sense. I just flip it off and...
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    Anyone go back to a flip phone?

    I'll bet if gramps took them somewhere to do or see something together they would like it and not ask what was on TV. Just a thought.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Congratulation, Arly, family and dogs. We lived in a cold and snowy place in northern New England for a long time and I can say it sure is wonderful, especially when younger. It's occasionally tedious when you can't get in or out or to work, etc, but we had everything we needed on the farm...
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    CLANGING in the front diff of brand new T494....what the heck

    I wonder how this is coming?
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    Grasshopper snowblower

    Thank you.
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    Grasshopper snowblower

    Very impressive. I've never seen one blow snow. How is it in wetter snow? Are you covered with snow too or not too bad? Any more advice for a newbie?
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    Grasshopper snowblower

    Also, you can email Grasshopper customer service and they will email you an owner's and parts manual no problem. You'll just need the serial and model number off the snowblower so they send the right one. You might also need the s/n off the mower itself but not sure. Sometimes yes, sometimes no...
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    Dog pics

    What about a haircut to thin some of that coat? Mine love a haircut.
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    Anyone go back to a flip phone?

    I think you are correct. The continual dribble of conversation builds a relationship and trust that would take years to develop otherwise.
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    Grasshopper snowblower

    Don't modify the bushing. Almost every single one of these is interchangeable. You problem is likely the chain that hooks to the eye bolts and they need to be adjusted. Before any of that, call the tech people at Grasshopper. They are all excellent and will telll you exactly what you need to do...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    I wonder if changes in anti-freeze formulas are behind the confusing labels these days. As a kid in a garage decades ago, I vividly remember the anti-freeze mix ratio of 50-50 as the optimum protection and read the chart many, many times. The only thing that could have changed between then and...
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    Is there such a thing as very thin battery heated gloves?

    I've been told the Japanese make the best hand warmer there is. I wouldn't mind having a good one but never looked into it. I've heard they are immediate heat for longer periods and are foolproof. Anyone know about these? Years back, and I can't remember the outcome, we used to put those dry...
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    Is there such a thing as very thin battery heated gloves?

    Now that you mention that, rubber gloves did work for me one cold day under my thinner gloves. I remember thinking if I got sweaty the moisture would make me even colder but it didn't happen. It's worth a try. :)
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    Road transport of 10-12' disk?

    Bearings, yes; tires, no. I've never had a tire go bad but I have had them go flat and just kept on truckin'. Got home with no problem.
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    The Resting Place.

    If you did say it, it was only once...:)
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    The Resting Place.

    They had the Raccoon Lodge where Ralph and Norton were members I think had Norton and Trixie's apartment. I think I recall a couple other sets but not positive.
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    Road transport of 10-12' disk?

    I pull a lot of things down the road and never a problem anywhere. One thing I like to do when I get something new to me is look at and grease the wheel bearings on the implement. It makes me feel better since lots of them are in poor condition.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I'll bet it does but I'll never go up to find out.
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    The Resting Place.

    Joyce Randolph, Norton's wife Trixie on the Honeymooners TV show from the 1950's. https://www.newsmax.com/thewire/obituary-joyce-randolph-honeymooners/2024/01/14/id/1149547/ Trixie is on the left
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Can you imagine the pair on the guy that had to bolt together or weld the final iron beams in place on the top floors? OMG. I can't even look at the picture. I'll add that I think most of these buildings are just welded together with no added bolts. Oh, now I feel better.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Some Amish people smoke them all the time. Just an FYI.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Hmm...Could that be a smoke screen to get rid of Buick?
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    Anyone go back to a flip phone?

    Very true and a few years ago I dropped a bunch of stuff we were barely using. We don't miss it a bit and wish I would have done it sooner. Best call was to rip satellite TV out, go with over-the-air and went back to doing things around the house/farm that needed doing. I was spending maybe...
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    Is there such a thing as very thin battery heated gloves?

    This is the best chart and comparison of thinner, heated gloves. For anyone looking for a comparison, this is it. Thank you.
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    Watts needed for generator to run a 1/2 HP sump pump?

    I want to rely on it to cover temporary and unexpected power loss when I don't want to fool with the bigger generator. I also don't want to burn the gen out, having done that years before. I don't know where to borrow one but I'll look around and on Monday will call the maker of my sump pump...
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    Dog pics

    I always wondered if they could feel something through the ground? Maybe just vibrations but dogs are pretty sensitive to things like that.
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    Anyone go back to a flip phone?

    How do you get the pictures from your ELPH camera onto the internet? Is there a micro card in there with photos or how do you get them over to the Internet?
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    Anyone go back to a flip phone?

    Does anyone make a quality little camera that's tiny and I could carry just for photos?
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    Anyone go back to a flip phone?

    Does any flip phone have the photo quality of a cell phone?
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    Watts needed for generator to run a 1/2 HP sump pump?

    Do the two of them ever start at the same time? Is that the Honda generator?
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    Anyone go back to a flip phone?

    I just read an article that a number of people are returning to the flip phone to simplify their life and the demands on. Anyone here do it? We would love to find a flip phone that takes a good photo because that, and a few calls, is all we use it for. Flip phone are easier to carry, cheaper...
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    Dog pics

    We had a dog like that and if there was thunder let her sit next to one us and get held or petted. She gradually overcame most of the fears of loud noises.
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    Make sure those dogs get outside and in on the fun. we'll need photos. 🐶
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    Is there such a thing as very thin battery heated gloves?

    That's a good start for me. Thank you.
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    Is there such a thing as very thin battery heated gloves?

    Does anyone make a very thin pair of battery heated gloves that will allow me to work for three hours outside in the cold with hand tools and smaller sized parts? I need to help with an outside tool job and that means I have to have a degree of dexterity to handle tools and parts. I used to use...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Any more pics like this or with dogs and sleds?
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    Outdoor dog house heater?

    I forgot about the night. Despite being on flat ground with few trees and in the middle of a zillion acres of corn and soybeans, my game cam picks up coyotes and marauding dogs at all times of the day and night. I saw two 80+ lb type dogs on game cam the other night running with no collars or...
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    Stumbled onto reliable rural internet access

    One thing I have learned with the LTE Home Internet is that you have to unplug it, wait 30 seconds and plug its back in if it starts to slow down. It must build up a static charge or something but that works for me.
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    Watts needed for generator to run a 1/2 HP sump pump?

    How does this wire in? What do I do to switch back to plugging back in the wall to run normally?
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    Watts needed for generator to run a 1/2 HP sump pump?

    Thank you. Can you explain more? This is over my head.
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    Stumbled onto reliable rural internet access

    Do you know much about 5G ?
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    Outdoor dog house heater?

    On the TBN I did a nice thread on building an unheated, super-insulated, ventilated doghouse but I just searched for it and the photos are gone with the site I used. 🤷‍♀️ I knew of a guy that let his dog in by the back door at night and one night the dog woke them to a smoldering branch on...
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    Watts needed for generator to run a 1/2 HP sump pump?

    I have a 10K/12K surge generator but there are times when I might only want to run my Wayne 1/2 HP sump pump off a smaller generator. I'm not sure if I can do this with a smaller portable Honda. In searching the net, one site says a 1/2 hp sump pump needs 1050 watts to run and 3200 to start. I...
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    Stumbled onto reliable rural internet access

    I'm the O/P on this and wonder if the Verizon LTE Home Router for internet connection has worked out for others in rural areas? I see it advertised from time to time and have seen TV ads as well. Any updates? Has it spread the internet to the rural areas? It's now also 5G but I'm not sure of...
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    Outdoor dog house heater?

    When you have a "tight" insulated, heated or not, outside dog house like that, moisture is created within the house that must be ventilated away or it will make the dog sick and actually colder. Cows will die in a poorly vented barn over winter. Talk to your vet for more. Best for us was just...
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    Well… that was stupid…

    I don't think any of us can top that. I do recall a picture of a guy in the ER with an arrow in his chest and his son clutching a bow. That could be a contender but in my book, we have a winner right here. 🏆
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    King Kutter spreader; decreasing the “spread”

    While I think a very low PTO speed is the answer, I believe the angle of the vanes (fins) on the metal cone spreaders can be angled back to reduce spreading width. Mine had adjustment holes in the flat plate on the bottom for that purpose.
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    Stupid Things I Have Done

    I caught mine on a hot wire decades ago and it was the second time. If you have the time, the scarring and discoloration of your finger goes away in about 15 years. Haven't worn one since. :)
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    How agriculture works thread

    I'll take a guess with, "do bears live in the woods?" :)
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    King Kutter spreader; decreasing the “spread”

    leonz--- Years back I bought a big (BIG) Vicon spreader, put 2500 lbs of fertilizer in, opened the drop gate wide and started at 540PTO with no feathering in. I think I shot fertilizer to the next county and put a nice coating up against some buildings. Note to self: don't do that again.
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    King Kutter spreader; decreasing the “spread”

    I've got a Vicon (now Kubota) and they are no different that the King Kutter you are using. I've spread untold tons of fertilizer with these and they will do exactly what you want. Just slow down the PTO speed. 400 rpm is way too fast and will fling stuff 25 ft out. I normally spread 30 ft wide...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    Yes, but you did the right thing for your dog.
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    Rear Ballast Weight DIY Build

    I'm not that deep of a thinker on things like that but look for cause and effect. Two tractors. One had ww fluid in the tubes and the other had just air. The ww one has rust and the air has no rust. Therefore, ww= bad in my book and air =good. It may not be that way on a molecular level but I...
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    Tools That Are NEVER Used!!

    The best;) part is these are old, low RPM saws. S-l-o-w, so you can feel every tooth. 40 minutes on one of these was all a guy could take.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    A properly tied hangman's noose has 13 loops and the gallows has 13 steps.
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    Rear Ballast Weight DIY Build

    I've weighted a lot of tractors and have found rear wheel weights are the best choice because it leaves the three-point open and distributes the weight better. The price is high but these days many weights cross over and fit many other brands. This matters because at auctions or on resale, odd...
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    You Know You Are Old When

    I'm getting older but look younger and am more active and spirited than most 20 years younger. Still, two things come to mind. While unloading a heavy 12.4 x 24 radial tire from the back of my pickup, it was no problem but a young man stepped up and said "sir, let me help you with that". I...
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    Tools That Are NEVER Used!!

    We hang onto things because life has taught us that something tossed out will likely be needed within a few months for a one off repair. We have all seen this happen and better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    My relatives had a lot of Craftsman things and in the olden days all of it was great. Even the low end was great and I remember it as great, greater and greatest. It all worked and appeared to all be the same quality with the higher grades having prettier paint, etc. Hold that...
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Being very afraid and very careful how you keep fingers.
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    Having lived long enough, I've watched droughts and floods, blizzards and barren winters, unyielding cold and unrelenting heat and when it all evens out we wind up within a few hundredths of where the averages are. Just an observation.
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    Need help filing rakers on a "low-kickback" chain.

    I'm the OP and that's just the way saws came out of a local place that sold saws. I believe it to be anti-kickback. I used to cut a lot 30 years ago but it's not 30 years ago any more. There are almost no trees here and I'm older and rusty. I sharpened according the the clip from Billy I...
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    How agriculture works thread

    ArlyA--very interesting film.
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    Need help with Super C sun shade

    Good ideas for a normal tractor but the older Farmalls look better with the styles shown in my first post. I think they both would take the 10mph speed of a parade ride and also block the sun and still look good. I wish I could find someone with a Super C or similar and either an umbrella or...
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    CLANGING in the front diff of brand new T494....what the heck

    If you buy again, take someone with you that knows tractors, buying and selling and how to deal. That would help. Don't be afraid to walk away from a dealer. Also, fill in your profile a bit so guys have an idea where you live. Pretty hard to make referrals otherwise.
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    Need help with Super C sun shade

    Thank you, wolc123 Yours sure keeps the sun off and that's the object. :)
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    Hay Ride Wagon Build

    My friend moved things around and took tarps off so here are two somewhat helpful shots of a nice hay/parade wagon. Everyone admires his wagon. The first pic is the side view that shows side boards with bracing and a substantial padded "head rest" portion. Plus, it's something to grab onto...
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    Hay Ride Wagon Build

    https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/quick-farm-wagon-build.285879/
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    Hay Ride Wagon Build

    K5lwq No chance for me to access neighbors parade wagon. It's buried in the back of a big barn and tarped. So, I'm looking forward to your progress. Here are some over the top ideas https://www.gaphillfarmwagons.com/
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    The Life of a Custom Mowing contractor

    Great pictures.
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    Hay Ride Wagon Build

    My friend is Mennonite and has a houseful of people right now. Possibly I can get some pics Wed. I don't remember exactly what it looks like but it's pretty, functional and pleasant for people to get on with nicer clothes. Your wagon frame looks good with the tongue arrangement so you can back...
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    Hay Ride Wagon Build

    My neighbor has an Amish made parade wagon with springs on it for a smooth ride and nice bench seats. It's beautiful. Maybe search Amish made parade wagons in Holmes county, Ohio? You could get enough good ideas to build one and get a good end result. I might be able to get pictures of my...
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I don't crank start anything but am curious how you crank it and not have a thumb on the crank?
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    The Life of a Custom Mowing contractor

    There are many happy times doing hay and related but one of the best is finishing a job a day or two before Christmas and heading home in the holiday spirit.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I'm 30 pages behind and can't seem to catch up.
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    Removing Oil stains on asphalt driveway

    I squirt on straight Dawn concentrate on and go inside. You don't have to cover the whole area and it wicks into things and will dilute itself in a lightish misty rain. I'm pretty sloppy putting it on and it works. I have not had good luck with pre-diluting but it's worth a try. I try a small...
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