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  1. Happy Gilmore

    Kubota F series

    I’ll give it a try to see if the noise goes away, the blades aren’t contacting each other, or the deck when I manually rotate them.
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    Kubota F series

    It’s bizarre with the 11 second intervals, I’d think if if it was a bearing it’d be constant. It’s worth a look tho.
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    Kubota F series

    Hey guys, just gonna toss this out here, my 2011 F2680 with 72” RD deck has a quick intermittent vibrating rattle sound coming from the right blade spindle, precisely every 11 seconds at full throttle. Can’t see anything wrong with it. I’m stumped.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    No worries Dave, I’m happy this thread is still alive after all this time.
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    Post current Made in the USA tools here

    Home Depot has a good selection of Klein.
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    Mowing with a Mini Excavator - Help me get started

    You can definitely do it with the KX040, but you’ll do more with a KX057, you’d be happier with the latter. You can also order it set up with 2 sets of hydraulic remotes, which I highly recommend.
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    Mowing with a Mini Excavator - Help me get started

    I’m using the two lines for the thumb and I had to run a case drain back to the hydraulic tank, there’s also a wiring harness to run.
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    Mowing with a Mini Excavator - Help me get started

    Hey Joel, Your machine has 1 GPM more hydraulic flow than mine, weight should be about the same. The machine handles the weight of the head fine, but you have to go easy with it. I got the non VT head, because of flow requirements, 13 GPM for non VT, 17 GPM for VT. One dealer highly recommended...
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    Mowing with a Mini Excavator - Help me get started

    I paid $21k just for the head as it sits. I only have one set of auxiliary hydraulics, so no, it’s one or the other. If I ever get a new machine it’ll definitely have two sets of auxiliaries!
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    Mowing with a Mini Excavator - Help me get started

    I’ll revive this thread. I finally got myself a mulching head. It’s a 2022 FAE BL1/EX 075. I’m running it on a 2011 Kubota KX121-3 with 1200hrs. I’ve got about 12 hours on the head so far, you definitely know it’s out there, but after getting used to it, it works very well. I can reach all the...
  11. Happy Gilmore

    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    I’m not sure, it’s fairly stable, but I don’t have the specs either.
  12. Happy Gilmore

    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Thanks airbiscuit. I’ll give it a try.
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    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    I have one, but I don’t see an option to attach video, lol, any input?
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    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Out checking property lines after the winter storms. This is my other C25R, they’re both still going great!
  15. Happy Gilmore

    Hour meter repair?

    I’d say you’re correct.
  16. Happy Gilmore

    Ford series two

    They’re great tractors.
  17. Happy Gilmore

    Hour meter repair?

    Is it an hour meter within the tachometer? If so, on that tractor it’s probably cable driven. Check the cable, should run from the cluster down to the engine.
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    Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    That’s a nice set up ovrszd! How do you like it?
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    Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    That’s a beauty for sure! I’m glad this thread is still going, I haven’t been on in a while.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Splitting some wood today.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Nothing too special, Channellock 460, but a lady was putting out “FREE” things at the end of her driveway, I asked if she was really giving these away, her reply was, “yes, take em!” They were a lil bit crusty, but I’ve wire brushed and oiled them, good as new functionality.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    This is cheating, but a buddy of mine called me today and offered me half a log truck load of oak/maple. I haven’t gotten out in my woods this summer, so this was a nice surprise. The biggest one in there is 36” across, but most of it is nice size for handling and straight.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Today on Facebook Marketplace, I found this Duff Barrett 15 Ton Railroad Jack with original handle. The gentleman actually drove to meet halfway and sold it to me for $75. I was very pleased. Boy, is this puppy a heavy piece of American iron!
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Picked up this older Williams 1/4” socket set recently. On a lil Williams kick, so to speak.
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    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    A load of stumps, this past summer.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Going into the woodshed.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I finally got the Frangard forestry winch on the tractor and ready to go. My father bought this a year before he passed and never got a chance to use it. It’s been sitting for 8 years or so. Everything is freed up now and working as it should. If only the ground would either dry out or...
  28. Happy Gilmore

    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Hauling out some wood out of the swamp.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    I picked up this JH Williams USA made 3/8 metric socket set recently. It wasn’t a steal, but I wanted it.
  30. Happy Gilmore

    BX2711 quick hitch for BX1500

    Here are the photos.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    The Mass State Police posted this one last week on their Facebook page.
  32. Happy Gilmore

    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Still love this thing! I would’ve made one heck of a mess with the tractor getting to where I dumped this stump.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    After trying several angles of approach he brought it around to the passenger side and leaned it up against the door. It looked like he was trying to cut it, but was having difficulty. We continued on our way.
  34. Happy Gilmore

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Entertaining for a couple minutes.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Loading up a cord for delivery.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Just finished my oak sideboards, I should be able to get a full cord in there loose now.
  37. Happy Gilmore

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Got the new Honda GX160 on the conveyor (not fun) and rebuilt the carb on the GX340 splitter engine. Finally got to split a lil wood today.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    You just can’t make this stuff up!
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Picked up a Rockwell Delta 42" belt sander today for $75.00 off of CL, works great and came with a box of 10 new belts. The plastic tension pulley has a small crack in it, I'll see what I can come up with as a replacement, but it works fine. Other than that, I'm very pleased with it.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Brought home a new to me 2009 Timberwolf TW-24C conveyor today. It hasn't had a whole lotta use. I think this'll compliment my TW5 very nicely.
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    I picked up 28" millstone of some sort today

    I picked this millstone up today, don't really know anything about it, other than the owner found it on an old farm he purchased years ago. It'll be cool yard art. It's 28" in diameter and 10" thick. The center is 5"x5". Not granite, sandstone maybe? Any thoughts on it?
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Antique shop find yesterday for $5.00. It was frozen up pretty good, I took it apart, cleaned and it's working great.
  43. Happy Gilmore

    1927 Worthington Lawn Tractor Ford Model T

    I ended up picking it up today, got it for $900. It'll need a little working to get it running, been sitting a long time. That being said it appears to be all there and in good shape.
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    1927 Worthington Lawn Tractor Ford Model T

    Are any of you guys/gals familiar with this quasi tractor? It's a production model "doodle bug" essentially, built off of a Model T. I went to look at it today and going back for another look tomorrow. It appears complete and I can pick it up for $1k. Do I need it, no, but it sure is neat.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    I haven't posted to this thread in a while, but I packaged this little lot together for $15.00 today. The vise grips are all original Peterson 10R, 5WR, 4LN and in great shape. Everything there including the Craftsman Handi Cut (wrong blade) is all USA made. The old metal Eagle gas can...
  46. Happy Gilmore

    How about a wannabe made in USA thread?

    I'll start with this one, Ingersoll Rand air compressor caught my eye when I saw the USA red, white and blue logo. Further inspection, yep, visual trickery to a degree, "assembled here" of course. China and Mexico components. Then the electric motor......... "US Motor" you know when you...
  47. Happy Gilmore

    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Putting this thing to good use, Kubota F2680 recovery vehicle.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    A friend of mine sent me this picture, it was local. Self explanatory I think!
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    Critters captured on camera

    Tom Turkey
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    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Went out along the swamp side of my property line, still able to find the majority of the old wire boundary fence. I've got my work cut out for me in running a new one, but this machine will do the trick. No way an atv will get through some of the spots I went. It got close a few times even...
  51. Happy Gilmore

    Critters captured on camera

    Couple of Canadian geese Deer out back, iPhone zoom isn't too good
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    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Took the kids out for a spin, my daughter was roller skating prior, still wearing her helmet, haha.
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    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Changed out the "mush" body mounts today. I ended up doing each side of the front mounts on both machines. Each machine had a bad right front body mount, leaking fuel on the rubber is the suspected cause? All leaky lines repaired as well. Before After
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    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Went out through the swamp today.
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    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    My $400 "parts" machine is now an excellent runner! I fixed the wiring, fuel lines, put in a new low pressure fuel pump and it fired right up! Runs awesome, steering is very responsive, brakes even work good! I went through and hit every grease fitting I could find and oiled all of the linkage.
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    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Managed to package this machine in with a couple other items, gave $400 for it. Looks to be in good shape, tracks are excellent! Only things it's missing is the fuel pump. Talked to the mechanic when I was leaving and he said the fuel pump was bad, that's it. Fingers crossed. Just got it home.
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    Dirt Moving Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Here's the parts machine, has the undercarriage mostly intact which is good for me.
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    Dirt Moving  Yanmar C25R Track Dump

    Picked up a Yanmar C25R tracked dump today, hours unknown as the the tach / hour meter broke at 900hrs. I gave $1500. I believe it's gray market. It has brand new tracks on it and seems to run pretty good. Left drive sprocket is worn, right is good. I'm supposed to be getting a junker...
  59. Happy Gilmore

    Ford 6610 with dual range synchromesh transmission, looking to buy, ANY CONCERNS ON T

    I managed something else unrelated though...... Left side drive sprocket is worn, but I have junker he's throwing in with a good sprocket.
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    Ford 6610 with dual range synchromesh transmission, looking to buy, ANY CONCERNS ON T

    Quick question, I'm looking at purchasing a 1990 Ford 6610 2wd, 2000 hrs, brand new 18.4-34 rears, barn kept straight machine. I can purchase for $7000. A great price. My only concern is I know nothing about the transmission, I believe it's a DUAL RANGE SYNCHROMESH, lever off the right side of...
  61. Happy Gilmore

    RTV Windshield Suggestions

    My Kubota glass windshield, paid around $700.
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    Added a Stihl MS661 C-M to the saw herd.

    My 046 was my biggest saw and I've been wanting this one for a while, so why not. It's pouring outside, so yeah, living room floor picture.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Clearing out around my little garage out back the last few days with the excavator. Got to chipping today. Going to use some of what's left to keep logs for the sawmill off the ground.
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    Dirt Moving Pulled my first stump with my new to me KX121

    Had a nice 40 degree day today, so got working on everything I had down.
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    Dirt Moving Pulled my first stump with my new to me KX121

    Boy is this machine handy. Pulled out and stumped a dozen overgrown Christmas trees, maple, brush and briars. Reclaiming the area around the little old garage. The trees in the last picture are now out.
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    Dirt Moving Pulled my first stump with my new to me KX121

    I took out a tulip tree and stump today, little better than 24" at the butt, used the trunk for leverage after digging it out. It obviously wasn't as tough as the 36" oak, but it had a tougher root system then I anticipated.
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    Dirt Moving Pulled my first stump with my new to me KX121

    I got the stump into the dump wagon yesterday. Talk about a challenge.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Hauled out some of the logs I bucked last week.
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    Critters captured on camera

    Behind the house last week. About 500 yds back, cell phone zoomed, not the best picture.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    My Dad's been gone nearly 5 years and he took down some nice pine a couple years before he passed. I thought they'd be no good for the Woodmizer. I bucked one up today and found good wood all the way through. I bucked up 6 more and the same, nice and solid.
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    Dirt Moving Pulled my first stump with my new to me KX121

    Putting it to good use. I really like this machine. Cut in a new drainage ditch and tied it into an existing one, mucked out the old.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Last couple days work. Making good use of the new excavator. Big ole ash.
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    Dirt Moving Pulled my first stump with my new to me KX121

    Got it roughed out, the blade sure is handy.
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    Dirt Moving  Pulled my first stump with my new to me KX121

    As the title reads, today was the day. I'm new to excavators and I've worked small stumps out with my loader bucket, but that's about where my experience ends. I figured I might as well pull what needs pulling. and pulled a 36" oak stump, just under a year from dropping the tree. Took over an...
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Picked up a nice second hand Dake 50 Ton press today, straight outta 1969. It's in great shape. It's got a Whitney Tool Co. No. 50 Angle Iron Notcher attached to it as well.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Adding to the pile
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    Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    A doodle bug! There was a cool one for sale a couple months ago I told a buddy about. I had a screenshot I sent to him.
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    Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    1995 Ford NH 3930 MFWD with 990 hours and 7310 loader.
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    Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    1996 Ford NH 3930 with 862 hours
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    Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    1986 Ford 4610 with 2413 hours
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    Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    My Grandfather's old 801 with 940 hours I have the carb off for repair.
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    Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    1991 Ford 5610 with 1121 hours
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    Ford Tractor photo thread, lets start one!

    Let's start a photo thread with current/older Ford tractors. I'd say Ford/NH transition tractors to be included as well. Post year and hours. I'll start with one. 1994 Ford 4630 with 1402 hours
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    Finally got the excavator I've been wanting!

    Cutting in a drainage ditch, I guess the best way to learn is just get at it.
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    Getting ready to seriously consider a used KX121-3 or KX040

    I forgot about this thread and figured I'd update it. I ended up finding my machine after quite the search. This week I picked up a one owner/operator 2011 Kubota KX121-3ST with 6 way blade, heat/AC, QC bucket and factory thumb. It only had 932hrs and it's in excellent condition all around...
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions ... It's sort of a tool, old cast iron base to a Singer treadle sewing machine. The machine portion was missing, so I repurposed it with a red cedar top. Had some help.
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    Finally got the excavator I've been wanting!

    Bucking up wood off the ground is nice! I've never run an excavator before, so I decided to practice with picking up rounds and stacking them. I then proceeded on picking them off one by one. There's a learning curve, but I'm starting to figure it out.
  88. Happy Gilmore

    Finally got the excavator I've been wanting!

    Today was a good day! I've been dreaming about a Kubota KX121-3 for many years and today after over 2 years of steady searching I got my excavator! 2011 KX121-3ST with cab heat/AC, 6 way blade, 24" QC bucket, factory thumb and 932hrs. It's a one owner/operator machine and...
  89. Happy Gilmore

    New Cupola

    I got my new cupola put on the garage today!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Splitting a little bit of wood.
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    I picked up a new PTO powered chipper

    Took a little trip on Friday to pick up a used Salsco 826 PTO powered chipper. It was one owner and in great shape. I currently have a Salsco 627XT, but thought I'd give the 826 a go. I hooked up the 826 today and I think it's a safe bet that I'll be selling the 627XT.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions ... I picked this old girl up the other day, it's all original and complete! Haven't tried to run it yet. It's a Reed Prentiss made in Worcester, MA and in 1947 I believe. It was too cool not to buy!! Look at...
  93. Happy Gilmore

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Pallet of concrete pavers, thought he was going to snap the tongue, tires were touching fenders.
  94. Happy Gilmore

    What is the 'best' wood splitter wedge design?

    I've got a Timberwolf as well, love it!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Splitting wood with the Timberwolf TW5
  96. Happy Gilmore

    Ferri TD42 boom mower

    I've been doing a bit of mowing with the new Ferri, it's working out awesome! Very happy with it!! I've been running it on a Ford 4610 I picked up this spring.
  97. Happy Gilmore

    Oil & Fuel Transfer tank water separator recommendations please, just got a new GPI 12v pump

    Figured I'd update this thread, I upgraded to a 108 gallon transfer tank, otherwise same set up.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Here is the best one I've seen in a long time, my girlfriend I drove past a pile of used vinyl siding with a "FREE" sign and this wacko loading up his Cadillac with it!
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    Picked up a 1986 Ford 4610 today

    Got the rear remotes squared away, needed 2 new quick connects, 2 sets of new mounting blocks and boots.
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    Picked up a 1986 Ford 4610 today

    I was able to get my hands on an OEM pair of stabilizers, they came today. I'm going to clean them up and paint them to match my 4610. It took a lot if time to find them, but it's time well spent as far as I'm concerned.
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    Picked up a 1986 Ford 4610 today

    The aftermarket stabilizers definitely leave a lot of room for improvement! First chance I get at OEM at a decent price, I'm grabbing them. Are the weights 75 pounders? If you want OEM, make him an offer for all 8. Mine are this style for mounting on the cast iron hanger. 88lbs a piece
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    Dirt Moving  Bought a John Deere 95 9 foot rear blade

    Picked up this John Deere 95 rear blade today. It a 9 footer and real solid, almost no wear on reversible cutting edge. I'm going to pick up a couple hydraulic pistons to add to it
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    Cool old sickle bar mower.

    I picked up a nice old McCormick Deering horse drawn sickle bar today. I've been wanting one for the front yard for a long time! It's a nice one!
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    Picked up a 1986 Ford 4610 today

    Removed my old stabilizers, cut the ears off the old mounting hardware and got everything installed. I was real happy to get OEM stabilizer hangers. The ROPS was a nuisance to get the mounting bolts out for modification, 1/2 and 3/4 impact guns wouldn't break 4 of the 8 bolts free, had to go...
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    Ford 3910

    I got my stabilizers and hangers mounted yesterday. Old parts which were removed in pic as well.
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    Picked up a 1986 Ford 4610 today

    I picked up a nice set of salvaged OEM stabilizer brackets with hardware on eBay for my new 4610. They came today and are in great shape.
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    Ford 3910

    Good eye, I checked it out tonight, valve stem had a slow and I'm guessing intermittent leak that had probably gone on for a while. The tool end of the cap had rotted off and the calcium chloride must have occasionally leaked out through the hole, it was dry on inspection. I pulled the...
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    Ford 3910

    Here is a pic of the stabilizer and bracket.
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    Picked up a 1986 Ford 4610 today

    Little guy approved!
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    Picked up a 1986 Ford 4610 today

    I have an addition to the fleet, a 1986 Ford 4610. I took a ride to look at it yesterday and decided I had to buy it today. I bought it from the original owner (still had bill of sale from May 1986) and he told me about the day he purchased it, pretty cool. 2400 hours on the clock, rears are...
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    Ferri TD42 boom mower

    Picked it up today.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Picked this up the other day, a big ole 24" adjustable!
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    Ferri TD42 boom mower

    I just purchased a new Ferri TD42 boom mower. I'll be using it for mowing along the stone walls, ditches, pond and roadside. No pictures, as it hasn't been delivered to the dealer just yet. Spring is around the corner, looking forward to it!
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    New Bro-Tek skid plates on the BX

    I installed Bro-Tek skid plates on my BX1500 today. I made it this far without wrecking my HST fan, didn't want to roll the dice anymore.
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    Milwaukee power tools

    Home Depot has a great deal going online for a Milwaukee M18 Trueview LED Stand Light. The regular price is $249.99, but with the promo they're including a free M18 XC 5.0 battery and charger. I bought one and it is awesome!! They are also running a special on their smaller M18 Trueview LED...
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    Adding a winch to 7 ton trailer

    I am thinking about adding a winch to my Cam Superline 7 ton 20' full tilt deck over equipment trailer. I've got a friend suggesting a Warn M12000. It will be a general use winch depending on whatever situation may arise. Any thoughts?
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    Critters captured on camera

    I took this picture with a cell phone at night down by my pond. Pretty cool, it took me a second to realize those little dots were baby spiders.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    I went to an auction yesterday and finally found an older drill press that's made in the USA. I had been looking for a while and I'm pleased with what I found, a Rockwell 15-017, which judging by the ser.# should be manufactured in 1969.
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    Mowing  Picked up a new to me F2680E today

    Brought home a new toy, err tool today, a Kubota F2680E with 72" rear discharge deck. It had 187 hours on it and was stored indoors. Everything looked great on her, so home with me she came for $10,300. Hopefully this will cut my current 5 hour mowing time down a bit.
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    Very Frustrated :( Massey GC1720 vs BX25 Questions.

    Here's a couple pics of my BX1500 lifting a good sized stone! It was a bucket full.
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    US made floor jack

    Had to put new front tires on the 4630 today, and I used the new Milwaukee jack, man is it awesome!
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    Finally ordered a new trailer

    I just placed an order for a trailer today. I've been looking used for a while, not much luck for what I want. I ordered a Cam Superline 6CAM820DOTT. Cam has one they're currently building and my dealer says it should be here in 2 weeks or so. My days of not having a trailer and borrowing...
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    Milwaukee power tools

    Here's a pic.
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    Picked up some chicks

    I got a PM from a member asking how the chickens were doing and requesting a picture of the coop. The chickens did well over our excessively snowy and cold winter. I put in a water heater to keep the water from freezing and it worked great. They stopped laying around Christmas and mid way...
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    Oil & Fuel Transfer tank water separator recommendations please, just got a new GPI 12v pump

    Got the 12v GPI 15 gpm pump and GPI meter all plumbed and mounted up today. I ended up going with the Goldenrod 496 filter/separator. I used stainless fittings for the install and used a coupler to mate 2 lengths of fuel hose. I just filled up the 3930 and boy what a difference over the...
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    Snow  BX2763 plow picked up

    Found a nice little BX2763 plow with hydraulic angle yesterday on CL yesterday. The fella was asking $550, but I was able to get it for $425. No pics yet, but the cutting edge looks to be nearly new. Some surface rust here and there, but that's to be expected. I picked up the quick hitch for...
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    US made floor jack

    After a month riding around in the back of my truck on a pallet and snow finally melting, I took the Milwaukee Model 40 off the pallet. Man is this baby a sight to behold and it is rugged!
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    60W Incandescent bulbs

    I was picking up a few things at Walmart this evening and noticed they had Sylvania A19 traditional 60W incandescent bulbs on clearance. A 4 pack was $1.00. I haven't seen much around in these bulbs since the govt. phaseout began last January, especially 60W, which used to be the most common...
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    Oil & Fuel Shell Rotella HD Universal Hydraulic Fluid any feedback?

    Looks to be compatible, here's the specs, I've heard of Rotella, just never used it.
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    Oil & Fuel  Shell Rotella HD Universal Hydraulic Fluid any feedback?

    My father always ran NH fluids in all of our Ford tractors. I've used up the last of what he had last year. Any feedback on Shell Rotella HD for the hydraulic systems on a 4630, 5610 etc? I noticed TSC had 5 gal. pails of it in stock for $59.99.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Found these made in USA Craftsman Professional full polished wrenches today at Sears. They're duplicates of what I have, but the open stock clearance price came out to $60.00 for all 12 of them.
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    How to choose flux core wire?

    Picked this up at Home Depot on clearance. Not sure if it was limited just to my local store, price seemed good. They also had the same Innershield NR-211-MP wire in .030 for $58.00 for a 10# spool, not sure why the $20.00 price difference between the .030 and .035?
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    Any problems ordering from Amazon?

    In case anyone was wondering...
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    Any problems ordering from Amazon?

    Guess what came on a Sunday....... I never order from Amazon, haha
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    Juno (2015 Blizzard Tractor Pics)

    Possibly more on the way Monday.
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    Oil & Fuel  Transfer tank water separator recommendations please, just got a new GPI 12v pump

    I have a 50 gallon transfer tank that I keep my diesel in. I've been using a hand crank pump, but just picked up a new GPI 12V 15 GPM pump to replace it. Tractor Supply had it on sale for $249.99, but it was open box and cost me $237.50. I want to add a water separator / filter. What do you...
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    Got my new woodstove put in today

    I put the blower in last night and boy what a difference moving the heat around the house.
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    Getting ready to seriously consider a used KX121-3 or KX040

    They won't take anything less than $40k, I offered $38,000 given circumstances. They are asking asking $44,000. Again 2012 KX121-3, 6 way blade, 630 hours, Kubota factory thumb. I'd only go for it if it worked out with Kubota Finance and I'm protected. What do you guys think. Otherwise I...
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Interestingly enough, the swivel base I was admiring so much is also found on the Athol Machine Co 5" vise I posted earlier in this thread. I looked up the patent date on it and look what I found;
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Found another older vise locally and picked it up for $77.00. It's another Athol, but it's after LS Starrett purchased Athol Machine. It appears to have never been mounted or used, just had light surface rust building up on all the bare metal surfaces. The top of the jaws still had factory...
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    Got my new woodstove put in today

    Still going great, still waiting on the blower kit though, frustrating.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Hit the local auction and picked up a nice older HK Porter No. 5 bolt cutter for $18.00. It was fairly well seized up. I brought it home, hit it with some Marvel Mystery Oil, took it completely apart and wire brushed it real good. Put it back together and it functions good as new...
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    Picked up a little 1" pump on CL today, has a Honda GX31 engine

    Well I picked up a 1-1/2" strainer, reduced it to 1" and made up a 1" suction line and brought the little pump down to the pond to run her. I initially tried a 5 gallon bucket with an outside faucet running into it, but the pump was a little too fast for it. I think this little...
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    Miller CST 280 used opinion

    Found a used Miller CST 280, the guy selling says he's going through a divorce and is asking $700, haven't seen it, but he claims very good condition with leads. He also has a Miller Suitcase X-Treme 8VS for $700, supposedly with new guns and a bunch of wire. He says he wants to get rid of...
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    Getting ready to seriously consider a used KX121-3 or KX040

    I've been seriously thinking about purchasing a used lower hour (2000 hrs or less) KX121-3 with a cab. It'll be for general use on the farm, not really looking to travel with it. I'm thinking I'd like to be $40k or less depending on the machine. The newer KX040 is gonna be a bit more than...
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    Definately time for a quick tach plate for the loader

    I emailed off more pics and measurements to the folks at ETA today, they sent me a couple emails first thing this morning to follow up. Anyone else with a SSQA adapter on a tractor loader run in to similar issues with clearance between the adapter and plate? If anyone is willing to chime in...
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    The screw log spitter hunt!

    Here's the pic of the relic I have, if I had to guess, I'd say it's been sitting 25-30 years. I had to move some stuff to get the pic.
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    Picked up a little 1" pump on CL today, has a Honda GX31 engine

    Was perusing CL today and happened upon a little 1" water pump for $80. It has a Honda GX31 engine on it, I ended up paying $50.00 for it, figured it was worth the money. It had no gasoline in it, put some fresh gas in her and it fired right up and idled nice. I pulled the pump assembly apart...
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Couple of rugged JH Williams clamps $10.00 for the pair at a local shop
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Milwaukee right angle drill with a couple Greenlee auger bits and extension. $35.00 at local auction
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Milwaukee right angle drill with a couple Greenlee auger bits and extension. $35.00 at an auction
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    Definately time for a quick tach plate for the loader

    When the machine shop welded the SSQA plate on to the bucket he said he had to do a little grinding on the plate, roughly a 1/4" on the top and bottom of the 90 degree plate which butts up against the front of the SSQA adapter plate mounted to the loader arms. I thought, no biggie, but the same...
  153. Happy Gilmore

    Ford 3910 Front Bumper

    My tractors all have either Goodyear or Titans, just the way they came, figured I'd keep em in the family, not that it matters much. Ovrszd, my 3930 2wd has 13.6-28 rears as it came. Strangely it has implement tires on the front as opposed to 3 rib. I predominantly use it for teddering and...
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    I ended up picking one up on eBay for $24.00. It's a US marked Diamond Calk dated 1944. I agree very cool tool, looks like Plumb and Diamond Calk made most of the these for the US military during WW II. I'm going to clean it up a bit when I get a chance.
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    Definately time for a quick tach plate for the loader

    Figured I'd post a couple late night pics
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    Got a new combo hitch, it's Made in the USA!

    After some looking around I settled on a new USA made combination pintle - 2 5/16" ball hitch. It's made by Wallace Forge in Canton, Ohio. Looks to be very stout and well made.
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    Picked up a new tool box today

    Stopped in at Sears today and picked up a new tool box for $699.99. It's a 40" Premium Heavy Duty. The regular price is $1599, and I realize the prices go up and down quite a bit, but this price seemed very good. It's the top and bottom box pictured, just less the single drawer unit in the...
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    I posted this vise in its own thread, but hey what the heck. Local auction, $30.00. Athol Machine Co. 5" heavy bugger
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Picked these Channellock mini pliers/cutters up over the last couple weeks. Pen is for size comparison, it's made in Korea.
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    Got my new woodstove put in today

    This is my ash bucket after 3 days burning, what do you guys think?
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    Got my new woodstove put in today

    This was essentially the smoke shelf of the Heatilator that had to be notched for the 6" SS liner to get up into the flue without partially crushing it. You can see the top of it was rusting away to nothing from rainwater collecting in soot over the years prior to a chimney cap. Surprisingly...
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    Got my new woodstove put in today

    It was just a basic masonry fireplace with the only exception being a Heatilator built into it and basic glass doors. It was basically just a big vacuum for the warm air in the house when I had a fire going. On a side note, I talked to the stove shop today and they ordered the complete...
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    Got my new woodstove put in today

    Got her fired up again this evening.
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    Got my new woodstove put in today

    Picked up my new Jotul Kennebec 450 wood stove insert yesterday and today I had it installed. We ran the 6" SS liner to the top of the chimney. The old Heatilator had to be notched out for the liner and we put in a block off plate. Install came out real nice. It was a new, leftover...
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    Black Friday tool related deals?? Your best one?

    I admit it, I went out on Black Friday this year. Got stuff for my kids and decided to treat myself too. I got a Werner 4' type 1 fiberglass ladder for $17.00 and a Battery Tender for $37.00, both at Home Depot. Anyone else?
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    Anyon add a 3rd function to a Ford/NH 3930 or similar?

    I'm looking to add a 3rd function valve to my 3930 with 7310 loader for a grapple. Anyone install one. WR Long said they don't make a kit for it. Any ideas?
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    Athol Machine Company 5" vise, one rugged bugger

    I took the girlfriend to a local animal/related items auction this evening, she actually wanted to go. I found my diamond in the rough sitting on the floor next to a bunch of junk. It was an Athol Machine Co. 683 5" vise. I tried not to act to excited about it, but carefully checked it over...
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    Critters captured on camera

    Camouflaged turkeys this afternoon
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    Ford NH 3930 Shuttle Linkage

    Our 3930 MFWD with 8x8 shuttle was acting a bit on the sticky/sloppy side. I adjusted the linkage so there wasn't as much play and lubed all of the moving linkage parts with Fluid Film. I can't believe I was too lazy to perform this simple task in the past, as opposed to just living with it...
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    A Drinking Problem

    I am enjoying sobriety, too many ugly memories from my times of over consumption. I simply choose to not want go back to the darkness that alcohol can bring. In a time in my life when so much was going wrong, drinking seemed like a solution to numb the pain. I was always the guy who thought...
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    Our farm pond has an ancient inhabitant

    Looks like the same snapper from the start of the thread. Pretty cool.
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    Customized rear weights for my Kubota BX

    I found a brand new Kubota weight bracket with 3# 55lb suitcase weights on CL the other day and I had just the idea in mind. I had a bracket made up and welded to my Omni 3 point receiver hitch to bolt the weight bracket to. If I ever wanted to hang weights on the front, it'll unbolt and...
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    Post current Made in the USA tools here

    Picked up 4 of these 8" adjustable wrenches at Lowes, clearanced 1/2 price. The current iteration of these wrenches are made in China. Imagine clearance on a U.S. made item to make room for Chinese made. Disgusting. The wrenches are for the kids at Christmas. The info below came from...
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    Post current Made in the USA tools here

    Stopped by Sears this evening, found an older stock, clearanced Made in USA 24 pc 1/2" drive socket set with "premium" ratchet. It was marked down from $99.99 to $39.93. The sales associate said it must have been found out back. I couldn't leave the set behind.
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    Thinking about a BX2763A plow

    I've been thinking about picking up a BX2763A plow for my BX1500. I contemplated a BX2750 snow blower, but I have a Honda HS1132 blower, and it doesn't really get used much anymore. In the not so deep slushy snow I've found snowblowers to be less than ideal. Do any of you guys have either or...
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Few months back at Sears. On the shelf with the made in China packages, as soon as I saw the packaging I knew.
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    Post current Made in the USA tools here

    Speaking of Crescent, they still make some US made products. I recently bought an adjustable spud wrench.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Craftsman flexible socket set, 3/8-3/4 in case, eBay again.
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    I'll start. Pair of Petersen Mfg. Vise Grip 12LC pliers. eBay find
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    Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Hey guys and gals. Seeing as I have an affinity for finding Made In USA tools that are no longer made here, I figured we could start a thread for new acquisitions to the collection or tool box. If you've recently discovered a tool or related item Made in USA that you purchased, post a pic or...
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    US made floor jack

    While waiting on the call from Milwaukee I picked up this new US Jack 20 ton bottle jack. Price on it is $290 plus shipping. Picked it up for $84 plus shipping on eBay. This boy's heavy at nearly 40 pounds. Made in USA. Bigger than I really need, but couldn't pass on the price.
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    hornet nest

    Just went and took a look, they're still busy at work, sorry to hijack
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    hornet nest

    Was watching the hive again, if you look closely you can see one of the hornets eating his way out of its paper chamber within the comb. The larvae can be seen immediately above, pretty wild.
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    Piranha Tooth Bar stump removal

    Been cleaning up around the pond lot and stone walls with the PTB, can't say enough good things about it. I spent around 45 minutes digging up a stump. I could have put a chain around it and pulled it out with one of the Fords, but it was one of those "just because" moments. The roots went...
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    Our farm pond has an ancient inhabitant

    Biggest snapper I've seen in the pond yet. It was roughly 18" from front to back of shell. Any guesses as to age?
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    hornet nest

    We have this bald face hornet nest with a view currently going.
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    NH 565 twine, sisal or plastic?

    Hey guys, I'm down to my last two rolls of NH sisal twine on my 565. I've been thinking of switching over to plastic. What are your thoughts? Does it knot and cut well? Pros / cons?
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    Who misses good ole' Made in USA clothing for the farm or around the yard?

    Stopped in at the LL Bean Outlet today. Picked up a pair of 12" LL Bean 100th Anniversary "Maine Hunting Shoes". I've always wanted a pair and couldn't pass on the deal. Regularly $139.00, marked down to $109.00 and 20% off. Grabbed em for $87.20. USA made in Maine. They sure are...
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    US made floor jack

    I figured it's hydraulic in function, so why not. I'm looking to purchase a quality US made floor jack in the 3 to 4 ton range. Any experience, feedback or recommendations?
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    Baled a small piece today

    I baled approximately 2 acres today, not much of a yield, just 108 small square. Had the first solid run with the baler this season with no bales coming apart.
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    Making a barn out of shipping containers. Any ideas?

    The container came in this morning, it is in fantastic shape, as new. Real happy about it!
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    120-Volt Mig welder.

    I love it Dave:thumbsup:
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    Making a barn out of shipping containers. Any ideas?

    Cool bcp. I like this idea.
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