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    Top link extender help - finding one like the included photo

    If you can weld you could make one. Not that hard. I made one for my L6060 a few years ago and it still works fine. If you don't have the equipment you could get a welding / fab shop to make one or better yet get a friend to make one for you. That's what friends do, lol.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Looking at those hand hewn posts and beams I am so impressed with what was accomplished without the use of the modern equipment we have today. I can't imagine how long it would take to make those. Need and determination yields results.
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    Crack in wood stove

    The cracks aren't spreading so I will leave well enough alone for now.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Why didn't you just cut one foot off each log?
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    Crack in wood stove

    I drilled a hole at the end of the crack and put a small bolt in it. When the temps warm up a bit I will grind and weld. I want to clean the back side of the crack before welding it again, to avoid any contamination. So I will have to let the stove die down some first but not now. It's still too...
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    Crack in wood stove

    This is on the outside of the stove. I'd burn my hands pretty bad trying to get a pic of the inside, lol. That thing to the right actually looks like some kind of blemish, up close. Not sure though. It appears to be slightly indented and a bit of a pit in the middle. I agree with your process...
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    Crack in wood stove

    here you go.
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    Crack in wood stove

    What do you mean by a "baffle plate"? Perhaps a reinforcing plate at those weak points. These cracks are not on the door but on the front faceplate just outside of the angle iron that the door seals against.
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    Crack in wood stove

    It will be a while though as I don't plan on doing this until the heating season is over or just about over.
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    Crack in wood stove

    no problemo, lol. I just found another hairline crack at the bottom right hand side of the door. Appears to be a weak spot at the door frame. Funny thing is I have an older Blaze King Princess that I use my shop and it does not have these issues. I suspect the problem with the King is that it...
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    Crack in wood stove

    As I have already noted this is a mild steel stove there is no cast iron. There have been several suggestions to use brazing rod and I will do some checking on that. Maybe it is more capable of dealing with the expansion and contraction these stoves go through Skeletor: did your weld hold and...
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    Crack in wood stove

    This is a modern Blaze King wood stove with a catalytic converter it was bought new 15 years ago. Plus we have CO detectors in the house. I understand the idea of the stop drilling but can't leave a hole in my wood stove. I will try drilling then welding the hole afterwards. Worst thing that...
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    Crack in wood stove

    Thanks! I think I will wait until the heating season is over and then drill a small hole at the end of the crack, open up the crack to get good penetration, preheat the steel and then weld it again.
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    Crack in wood stove

    My 15 year old wood stove has a hairline crack radiating out from the upper right hand corner of the door frame. It is about 3" long and barely visible. The metal is 1/8" thick steel. I have previously welded this crack a few years ago when it was shorter. I am wondering if this will just keep...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    -34C this morning but thankfully no wind chill and the sun is shining. Next snowfall predicted on Monday and the temps will start rising tomorrow, with normal temps returning Monday. Then by the end of the week and for all of the following it is supposed to get above normal and rain everyday...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    Clear skies and a low of -37C overnight (-43C with the wind chill). Way too cold to be outside for any length of time. Should get to a balmy -24C today. Burning lots of wood and supplementing with electric heat. Won't see snow until late Monday.
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    No snow in our forecast until Monday but the cold temps have arrived. -20C now and supposed to get to -31C tonight. With wind chill, those temps are -29C to -37C. Good time to be in the house or in the shop both of them have wood stoves going and I moved a bunch of wood into those buildings in...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    Yes it will! I went through this last year when the temps here hit -37C here and my diesel gelled. I managed to get the tractor into my shop after using a product called Diesel 911. With the wood stove going the diesel eventually all turned back to liquid. I believe the fuel has to get up to...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    Had about 6" today and the forecast for tomorrow is only for an inch or 2. Got up to -2C today and over the next week there will a few days with the high around -21C (-2F) and the lows around -28C (-18F). Won't be used to that cold after all the warm weather we've been having, lol. Winter has...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    Just checked the weather forecast and we are supposed to get a couple more inches tomorrow and then another inch or so on Tuesday. Don't trust the weatherman though. A couple of years ago the forecast called for 10" of snow and we got 48". Thursdays low is supposed to be -24C and the Fridays...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    I used some random pipe I had laying around, I think it was from a well drilling rig. It is 2-1/4" OD and about 3/16" wall thickness. I cut a slot wide enough to match the blade thickness and mounted it to the cutting edge. Then I made some tabs and bolted those to the backside of the bolts...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    Too late, I already plowed it. See post #517 above. Our forecast is for below freezing temps for the next week with Thursday being the coldest at -13C for a high and -20C for a low. 2 days ago they were forecasting a low of -30C for Thursday. Typical weatherman stuff, can't make up their mind...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    I decided to plow the driveway and the area around the buildings. I tried using the front plow but that would keep digging into the ground so I pulled the inverted snow blower off the back and installed the rear blade. Earlier this year I put a round pipe on the cutting edge of that blade, to...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    We got 5 1/2" overnight. Not sure if I will plow it or leave it because the ground is not frozen and I hate digging up the driveway. The temps are just below freezing and are supposed to get just above. With that snow cover the ground will not likely freeze and there is a cold snap coming with a...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    We got about 8" of snow yesterday but the temps were right around freezing so I got the tractor out and started dealing with it before it turned to slop. Spent half a day blowing and plowing heavy snow. The temps never got high enough to cause any serious melting but that may happen over the...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    We've had 3 snowfalls so far. The first was a week or so ago and just a couple of inches. That melted and between yesterday and today we've bot about 7" or 8" so far. Supposed to start raining tomorrow so I plowed today. The ground wasn't frozen yet so I used the rear blade with a section of...
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    Put My Chains on Yesterday - The Easy Way

    I also put my "Euro" ice chains on yesterday using the same method GG uses. Sure makes things a LOT easier than trying to muscle them on. My chains are also 9mm but they are the Trygg brand. They don't ride as smoothly as I would like but still much better than the "H" pattern chains I had on...
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    Hello from Almonte, Ontario, Canada!

    When I first saw your name and Avatar, I noticed it stated you only joined the forum in October of this year. I thought that can't be right, you've been here for years and post all the time. Then I realized that was on the machining forum not this one, lol. Welcome aboard and congratulations on...
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    Fed up with the garden

    What would be planted on top of the plastic? Or did you mean in holes through it?
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    Fed up with the garden

    Did the roto tilling today just before the lightning storm hit. Tomorrow I will cover the garden with black plastic and then cover the edges, as suggested. Hope I will have a LOT less weeds next year.
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    Fed up with the garden

    Thanks for the advice. I tried some black plastic before but the wind storms made off with it. I even tried putting large rocks all over it but the winds get under the edges and tear it up. Maybe there is a better way to hold it in place and I am open to any ideas.
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    Fed up with the garden

    This is the first year in about 12 years that I have not planted our little veggie garden (about 30' x 40') because I was sick and tired of weeding and never found a decent method for dealing with them. Of course, this year the veggie prices are through the roof in our area. Broccoli, green...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I know I save money burning wood and don't need to convince anyone that I do. However that is not the primary reason I burn wood to heat. I do it primarily because I like pretty much all aspects of getting firewood. I especially love being outside in the bush. As a huge bonus it keeps me...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    Crazy winter here! No more normal. So far we've had very little snow and huge temp swings. A month or 2 ago the temps went from -37*C to +10*C within a few days and for the last few weeks the temps have been above normal, hanging around freezing. We get a little snow, then rain, freezing rain, a...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    We're getting the same crap on the west coast. It's the 3rd week of January and almost all of our snow is gone. For the last 3 weeks or more we've had freezing rain and a few sprinkles of snow. Our driveway was iced so bad I couldn't drive on it for over a week. I eventually had to sand the...
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    Tractor Died While Blowing Snow!

    My experience over the last 2 days suggests that you have gelled fuel and the fix is not easy if you can't get the tractor into a warm place. My tractor ran fine with a mix of summer fuel and winter fuel with temps around -5F but it didn't like -30F. That caused all the problems I've been...
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    Tractor Died While Blowing Snow!

    Thanks for the info about the temps required to reliquify the paraffin. While heating the fuel tanks I would keep checking the temps with an IR thermometer. When the the lowest reading I was getting was about 50F, I went for it, not knowing if that was the magic temp or not. Got lucky I guess...
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    Tractor Died While Blowing Snow!

    Edit: in response to Spruce Deere. Yup, the instructions say to use a 50/50 mix of diesel and Melt Down in the fuel filter. I used that in the filter and the water separator plus I put the rest of the bottle in the fuel. I got it fired up and immediately ran it into the shop to get warmed up...
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    Tractor Died While Blowing Snow!

    I shouldn't have read this thread yesterday. Right after reading it I went out and started my tractor so I could blow the 7" or 8" of snow we got the night before. All was fine while it was idling and then I pulled the tractor out of the shelter and got about 20' before the problem started...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    Maybe a bit of both, lol.
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    Pit Run is not the same thing as river gravel. River gravel has been washed by nature and does not have fines to help bind it. Typical road construction consists of; subgrade materials, which are the native materials, then pit run gravel and then crushed gravel, followed by asphalt (if it is for...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    It's certainly that plow that I modeled my wings after and maybe it was your old pics that I used. If it was, thank you. :)
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    He thinks they add structure to the road / driveway but he uses river gravel from his property and sprinkles that on the base he created, which consists of silt and clay. He might as well be spreading marbles on the road. I've talked to him several times about fixing it but he keeps telling me...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    I don't think I have seen your plow. Just the blower you have mounted on the FEL. I got the basic idea from some pics another one of our members posted a few years ago. edit: I only use the plow without the side plates in the last few hundred feet of our driveway that is on the neighbors...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    Changed my snow plow wings from bolt on, to swing away. I'm thinking this will be much better than having to remove them every time I want to go from pusher to plow and back again. Now I just need some snow to try it out. It's pretty simple but took me a bit of sitting and thinking to figure...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    -35*C (-31*F) here the last 2 mornings. Yesterday the feels like temp was 12* colder, making it -47*C (-52*F). Too cold to be outside.
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    Crazy weather going on here. Very little snow and temps that are waaaay below normal. Woke up to -35*C this morning and it's supposed to get colder tonight. Its been -30*C to -32*C for the last few mornings and then by Monday the low temps are going to go up to +2*C. Our normals for this time of...
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    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    I guess boring depends on how much time is spent doing a task. My driveway is 1 mile long and it gets boring just driving ahead and not doing anything other than steering the tractor and then turning around to do it again. Plowing the driveway is faster, except that I have to make 4 passes...
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    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    Blowing snow back into the blower is very inefficient, lol. That's funny. One thing I found with the inverted blower is that it is kind of boring to operate. Just lower it and drive. The only thing I need to pay attention too is the sound, to make sure I am not going too fast and overloading...
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    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    WOW that really blows the snow a long ways. You are going to need your deflector working so you don't bury your neighbours in the next county.
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    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    Looks like whoever mounted the cylinder did so with the chute at the highest point and the cylinder fully extended, instead of the cylinder being fully retracted. That's what you get when you rush the manufacturer to get your blower in 6 months instead of a year. ;)
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    Good to hear you like the blower, especially after such a long wait. I have often wondered how my tractor (53 pto hp) would perform with a larger fan like yours. The fan on my blower is only 23.25" x 7". It performs well and throws the snow a long ways but I sometimes wish the fan were bigger...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    I've run the inverted Farm King blower twice so far. The first time was about 7" of heavy wet snow and the second was about 6" of nice cold snow. The blower worked great until I hit something and blew a shear bolt. After digging the packed wet snow out of the blower fan I found the culprit. One...
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    The members here are better off growing and eating a lot of garlic.👌👌

    I love chili, especially with lots of garlic and years ago when I was young (a long time ago) I made some chili from a recipe. The recipe called for 4 cloves of garlic and being new to cooking, I thought that a bulb was a clove. I can tell you that chili had a very pronounced garlic flavor. It...
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    Gasoline Tractors are they coming Back ?

    I almost spewed my coffee all over the computer screen. Thanks for the laugh. 😄
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    WOW! That's a lot of firewood and you got more than one load. I'm drooling and envious.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I look forward to the snow each year. Everything is bright and cheery plus the outdoor scenery is beautiful. It's also nicer to watch snow falling instead of rain plus my driveway is a nice white color instead of turning to mud and spraying all over the truck. I will take the snow over rain but...
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    Gasoline Tractors are they coming Back ?

    So after some of the feedback here and gathering more information, I see that the main reason for the increase in diesel vs gas, is the conversion to ULS fuel. However reading the link that Williy provided indicates the huge increases are mainly due to oil companies gouging us now to make up for...
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    Gasoline Tractors are they coming Back ?

    I don't buy this argument! All my life diesel has been cheaper than gas, summer and winter. So why is it that in the last few years Diesel has become more expensive and not by a little. $2 a gallon more than gas is absolutely ridiculous. When I was young, my parents used to heat with oil and my...
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    If it's cold where you live, what are you heating with and what is it costing?

    I believe the question was; How do you heat and what is your cost? I fail to see how your simple answer is in fact an answer to the question that was posed. I find it odd that some stranger is telling me that I could make better use of my time, when they don't know me or how I use my time...
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    If it's cold where you live, what are you heating with and what is it costing?

    Why are all these hypotheticals being introduced into a persons response? The OP asked a simple question. What do YOU heat with and what is YOUR cost. A person responds with a simple answer and it gets torn apart by others telling him his answer is wrong because he didn't include some...
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    Anyone Using a Puma 80" or 84" Snow Blower?

    Flatlander Great information and thanks for posting. I ended up getting a Farm King 84" inverted blower and I'm very happy with it's performance, although I think a slightly larger fan would be better, so it would process a larger volume. But as it stands I travel at about 7 kmh using the...
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    If it's cold where you live, what are you heating with and what is it costing?

    I burn wood with electric backup. Go through about 5 to 6 cords a year for the house and the shop combined. I get all the firewood myself and store it in the woodsheds that I built myself. My first woodshed is 16' x 24' x 9'. I built that when we first moved here 14 years ago but do not really...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I started using that method when I got my Trygg chains for the rears on the L6060 and it was / is an absolute game changer. I no longer agonize about putting those heavy chains on the tractor. It's almost a pleasure ....... almost.
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    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    Hoping all goes well for you now and you have snow to blow when it arrives. :) Be sure to give us your thoughts (or better yet, a video) of the performance after you've had a chance to use it for a bit.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    A chainsaw will fix that.:)
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    My father has fallen and can't get up

    Hope your father heals quickly. You are an excellent son and I am sure your father is very proud of you, as he should be. You should also be proud of yourself for stepping up to take on such a large project to help out your parents. Especially given your other commitments in life. (y)(y)
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    Starlink

    I got this message too. Bad or good timing depending on your point of view. I was thinking of cutting the so called cord (Shaw Direct Satellite tv) and going all in with Starlink but will now have to reconsider. I have no idea how much Starlink we use now but if I cancel Shaw and go completely...
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    SNOW

    Woke up to snow on the mountains all around us and only about 100' or so above our elevation. Forecast is for small amounts of snow overnight. This has been such a weird weather year. Firstly we went from winter directly into summer with no spring to talk about and now we go from an extended...
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    Why the poo doesnt kubota get on board with 5w40 or synthetics?

    I switched over to Rotella T6, 5W 40 last winter. The tractor was hard to start and didn't sound great when it did start but the temps were -37 C. My tractor is still under warranty, so I talked to the dealer before making the switch. He said it was fine and the warranty was still valid when...
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    A timber frame cabin memoir

    Someone asked earlier, what the drainage was like at your location and I didn't see a reply. Maybe I missed it but that is a very important consideration. My daughter built a house near us but in a flat area that was all gravel. They put in a 10' basement and when they were excavating they...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Man you had a lot of bad luck all at once. Getting old really sucks but it still beats the alternative, lol. Take care of yourself.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    A while ago I posted some pics of a new area I was opening up for a new and improved firewood shed. I finally finished the shed. Here are few pics of it and some lumber I cut up for another project. All of the lumber, other than a couple of 2" x 4"s, were cut from the trees I cleared for the...
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    Snow Plow / Pusher Combo

    Yours look nicer than mine and they are color matched too. Nice job.(y)(y)
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    Homemade road roller?

    I made a roller that is 24" diameter and 7' long and filled it with water. Total weight about 1400 lbs. I tried it a couple of times and quickly discovered that it does nothing to compact my gravel/dirt driveway. It now sits in the storage yard, for some future use. I believe that the key to...
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    Canning Stuff.

    I've never tried crock fermented pickles but might some day. Only issue for me is the time that would be involved. Pickling is quick and easy. I am usually camping and fishing in the summer and come home occasionally to check on the garden, harvest what is ready and pickle some cukes. Then it is...
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    Canning Stuff.

    Someone asked how long canned goods last. I have some canned salmon that is 6 years old and still just as good as the day we canned it. I always check for any signs of it being bad before eating it and to date not one can has gone bad. My dill pickles and pickled beans are good for over a year...
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    Scary, life threatening, mistake

    Happened to me ONCE and lesson learned. I was loading the tractor onto the trailer and just as the front of the tractor was on the trailer, the whole outfit started rolling down hill, forward, took me a second to figure out what was going on and then I drove the tractor further onto the...
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    Canning Stuff.

    I don't know what causes them to stay crisp but I know that grape leaves didn't help with the recipe we used when we lived in the City. Someone told me they are convinced it is my well water that is the secret ingredient. All I know is this recipe works for me and has for the last 5 years. I...
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    Canning Stuff.

    Haven't canned anything this year but have pickled some green beans. Pickled 96 quarts of dill pickles last year and still have over half of them left. They are still tasty and crunchy. The spicy pickled beans are a hit with everyone that tries them, including me. We canned about 150 quart...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Just curious as to how much a single log, say 12" diameter, 16' long would be worth at that price.
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    The days really are going by faster!!!!

    I think the days are shorter when you get older because you forget a lot of what you did during the day plus not as many things get done. The months and years are shorter because I can't remember what happened then. It's like they didn't exist. Now ...... what were we talking about?
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    More chipping and moving logs, that are big enough to get at least 2 2"x4"s, to the log deck for milling. I recently bought a root rake grapple, thinking it would be better for grabbing and moving logs than my homemade grapple. Turns out the homemade one holds more logs. It's hard to see in...
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    L6060 HSTC Gear Clatter

    My 2019 L6060 cab does not make that noise and it has 610 hrs on it. You guys are scaring the crap out of me with the information about the weak front axles. I do a lot of loader work with my tractor and have used UDT in it since day one. When I had the tractor at the dealer about a year ago to...
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    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    I had a Massey 1547 (47 engine HP and 38 PTO HP) and used a rear facing 72" meteor blower on it. That blower has a 24" diameter fan and I think it is 9" deep. In heavy wet snow the tractor would run out of HP and I would have to use creeper gears to keep the RPMs up. A larger fan will require...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Opening up a new spot for a new and improved firewood shed. Trees are cut into 8' lengths and hauled to the BSM for later sawing. The small stuff gets cut up for firewood. The really small stuff and branches go through the chipper and get piled up for composting. Used the excavator to knock...
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    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    I've got a Farm King 84" inverted blower and run it on a Kubota L6060 (53 PTO HP) and it works just fine with the snows I've encountered so far. I have not yet had a big dump of snow since getting the inverted blower but am confident it will be fine when they come as long as i get to them before...
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    Starlink

    With all the people waiting for their first unit, I doubt a second unit would come quickly. If you could get one would you also be required to pay the full monthly service fee instead of the mobility fee?
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Oops. :oops: I should pay closer attention. Apparently old age is getting to me worse than I thought.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I know it looks unstable but there's more to it than meets the eye. The vertical supports extend into the ground 18" and the soil around them has been hand packed but after a few rain / dry cycles, the ground will be like concrete. The tops of the vertical supports have a "V" cut into them to...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I finally built a log loading deck for the mill. It makes storing and loading logs so much more efficient and convenient. No more placing logs on a separate deck then picking them up one at a time, with the tractor and then gently lowering them onto the mill. Now I just load them onto the log...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I've thought about getting one of those Log Wizards but I may have found a better way. I found an old post in the Norwood forums where "Bill", one of our members here, said he takes his chainsaw and runs a line down the length of the log and then uses a spud or drawknife (I think) to peel the...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Question for all those that skid trees before using the sawmill. How do you clean the logs off before milling. I usually try not to skid logs, in an effort to keep them clean but today I had to skid one and it is covered in gravel and dirt. No way I want to run that through my mill.
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    What Insane/Crazy Price did You Pay Today?

    $7.95 for a gallon of diesel. $5.00 for a head of lettuce $2.00 for a cucumber $11.00 for a 2" x 4" x 8' SPF $224 for a 24' length of 1.5" x 1.5" steel tubing The sad thing is, it is only going to get more expensive.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    My son used to do that. Too scary to watch! Thankfully he has worked his way up to management and no longer does that, except for friends and family. He brought home a 65' bucket truck one time and I went up in it myself. I think he could hear my knees knocking from down on the ground. Only...
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    Wood chips and composting

    Thanks. The pile of fresh chips that I posted earlier are about 1/4 of what I will end up with after some clearing I'm doing. Most of the trees will be used for lumber or firewood, depending on diameter and the rest will get chipped and piled for composting. Not sure If I have 10 years to wait...
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    Wood chips and composting

    Thanks for that information. Looks like you may have saved me some $$$$, since I now know there is no point in getting a Woodland Mills chipper with the hopes it will produce much smaller chips and greens.
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    Wood chips and composting

    About 3 or 4 years ago I managed to get 40 16' cedar logs and stored them on sacrificial logs, to keep them off the ground. I used a lot of them right away and left a few for later use. Last week I went to mill them into lumber and the ones on the bottom of the pile were rotten and unusable...
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    Wood chips and composting

    I had to look up hugelkultur and it looks very interesting. Might give it a try and thanks for the info about using nitrogen fertilizer on the wood chips. I thought the green material in the compost pile was the nitrogen supply. Is that wrong? I like your second picture. That looks like very...
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    Wood chips and composting

    Does your WC46 produces compostable sized materials? I've watched all kinds of YT videos showing the Woodland Mills chippers in action but none of them show the chip sizes with any clarity. Here are some pics of the stuff I chipped over the last few days with my Beco 4" gravity chipper. These...
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    Wood chips and composting

    Are you using a chipper or shredder to produce compost? If your using a chipper, which make and model. I want to make compost but my Wallenstein 4" gravity chipper produces very large chips that will likely take years to break down enough to use as compost. It also produces a lot of small twigs...
  102. H

    2014 800 Polaris grief

    Good call on the different make. What did you get?
  103. H

    2014 800 Polaris grief

    Don't feel bad. I've spent over $5,000 on my 2017 Polaris Ranger 900XP last year and that was just in parts. I provided all the labor and cursing, lol. Only labor exception is the primary clutch rebuild which included $200 labor because I did not have the tools required to hold the clutch while...
  104. H

    Teflon tape on hydraulic fittings

    According the information I found, the Locktite requires 24 hrs to fully cure, which could be an issue when your in a hurry. But then you will know there is no chance of tape bits getting into the system. One thing I really don't like about Locktite is the ridiculous price, at least where I am.
  105. H

    Teflon tape on hydraulic fittings

    I've had all kinds of issues with NPT threads not sealing properly. Example, on Friday I bought a brand new HLA light duty root grapple and when I started using it, I found 2 hydraulic fittings that were leaking. Both were NPT fittings and my tractor only has 2200 psi hydraulic pressure and...
  106. H

    Green turns to yellow

    My yard has almost completed it's change from winter white to spring yellow. Then it will slowly turn to green, for a while and then back to yellow in the really hot days of summer. Huge temp swings here. -38*C this winter and plus 42*C last summer.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I will only use the 1/4" wheel for rakers, since it is too big for any of the teeth on my chains. Your situation is different than mine and the biggest difference I see is that you use much longer bars and therefore have a LOT more teeth to sharpen plus you are in a production environment. I'm...
  108. H

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I used the 1/4" wheel, which is too big for the teeth on my chains, so I will use it for the rakers. I set the angle to 80* (which is the angle specified on the box the chain came in) and found one raker that was set 0.030" below the tooth and used it as a gauge to set the depth for the other...
  109. H

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    It's not a hand held sharpener, it's a bench mount and it has an adjustable depth control with a stop on it. So I can accurately set the raker height and get them all the same. Should be a big improvement over the way I have been doing it.
  110. H

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I'm going to have to remember all the good suggestions here, when I get back to firewood gathering. I also picked up one of the better Princess Auto electric chain sharpeners. After getting it set up and giving it try, I really like it. For those of you that use the electric sharpener on the...
  111. H

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Last year I was dropping a tree that about 12" at the base and was too close to my powerline. It had a slight lean towards the powerline and I wanted to make sure it didn't get blown down onto the line. My intention was to fall it away from the powerline. I cut the face and then most of the back...
  112. H

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Nice setup. I would like to be able to grind the rakers that easily and fast too. I've got a cheap electric grinder that works OK but just barely and after reading your post I did some checking. The grinder I have runs at 6300 rpm but the other one Princess Auto has runs at 3500 rpm and it has...
  113. H

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    You bet. I also don't like those filing gauges for doing the rakers. I like my rakers filed a little more. Gives the chain more bite and the sawing goes faster.
  114. H

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I also use a small flat file but still don't like that job. It seems that the file tends to skate and the rakers vibrate. Maybe I just need to get better files.
  115. H

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    What are you using to file the rakers? That is the one sharpening job I hate.
  116. H

    New snow

    Thanks but it doesn't provide information for Canadian cities. Our temps have swung around to the warm side for the last few weeks and hover around freezing overnight and up to 10* C during the daytime. Shorts weather, lol. I was getting all excited to go camping and fishing again and then...
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    New snow

    Woke up to about 6" of heavy wet snow on the ground and then the rain started. I was surprised that the inverted blower blew that wet snow pretty well. Not as far as usual but far enough and never had one clog during the 2 mile trip up and down the driveway.
  118. H

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    You forgot the tractor. Might as well get the works, lol.
  119. H

    DPF Regeneration driving me crazy...

    I have a 2019 Kubota L6060 with a DPF and was concerned about that system when I bought it, simply because of all the negative information on this forum. My personal experience has been as follows: 1) running the tractor at high rpms does not reduce the time between regens 2) working it under a...
  120. H

    Snow Equipment Buying/Pricing Snowblowers: FEL Mount vs Rear Pull

    I posted this video in another thread but think it might be more appropriate in this one.
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    New snow

    Here is another, shorter, video of the inverted blower doing it's thing.
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    New snow

    You don't have to weld anything if you don't want to. Just cut some pieces of pipe with the right size hole and feed the bolt through the pipe when you mount the side plates. It's just easier to have the piece of pipe and bolt welded onto the plate.
  123. H

    Starlink

    Finally got a response from Starlink about the reduced speed, at 4 PM. As noted earlier by BigBlue1, they are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible but if I completely loose service to notify them because that would be a different issue.
  124. H

    New snow

    Awesome and thanks.
  125. H

    New snow

    Thanks for the pics. Do you have any of the back, showing how it latches out of the way?
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    New snow

    The plow is a 96" HLA 2000 as you guessed. The side plates are something I made to help contain the snow. They work better than expected but I never knew until I took some videos. I couldn't really see how they worked from the seat in the tractor. I think they are 3/16" plate that I cut to suit...
  127. H

    New snow

    No drifting where I live but we do get some snow. Had a few snowfalls lately but nothing big, maybe 4" - 6" at a time. Took a video plowing around the house yesterday and got it uploaded today. Took a few more videos but haven't had a chance to edit or upload those yet. This one is unedited...
  128. H

    Starlink

    Thanks for the info. Still no reply from Starlink after 3 hrs. They were on top of the first 2 questions I asked. No big deal though. It still works better than what I had before.
  129. H

    Starlink

    According to a bunch of news articles it came out of Beta stage in Oct 2021. So I wonder what is causing my slower service. Agreed that Covid, lockdowns and all the supply issues have affected almost all industries in a negative way. Seems like many are beating a dead horse. Starlink did a...
  130. H

    Starlink

    So last night I was having issues with Starlink speed. I did several speed tests and I got anywhere from 8.2 to 9.8 Mbps down and 8 to 12 Mbps up. This morning it is 16 to 20 down and .3 to 6.8 up. Sent them a request for feedback at 8:09 AM. Lets see how long it takes to get an answer and what...
  131. H

    New snow

    Where do guys find the cumulative snow amounts for your area. All I can find for anywhere near us is annual averages for a small town about 20km from us.
  132. H

    Snow Equipment Buying/Pricing Snowblowers: FEL Mount vs Rear Pull

    You're fast! immediately after posting the question I went back to the video and seen in the description that you were using the Air 2, so I edited my post to delete that question. But you answered before the edit took effect. :) I've got a Mini 2 and I'm afraid to fly when it is snowing, yet...
  133. H

    Snow Equipment Buying/Pricing Snowblowers: FEL Mount vs Rear Pull

    Very cool and thanks for posting.
  134. H

    Extended third party warranties

    I bought an extended warranty for my previous F350 Diesel, crew cab truck, just because of all the electronic crap that can go wrong and everything is costly to repair now. I think I paid $1900 for the extended warranty and it was good for 8 years or 160,000 km and covered everything. I ended up...
  135. H

    What's wrong with Canadians?

    I call a 24 pack a case of beer. If I ever wanted a 12 pack I would ask for a dozen. I know what is wrong with Canadians! Our case (24) of beer costs $49 and we still buy it. BTW, my beer of choice is Budweiser. So maybe I'm not a true Canadian. :)
  136. H

    Kioti Broken in Half

    The 3rd pic shows the cab step bent forward, a lot. My guess is abuse.
  137. H

    Kioti Broken in Half

    Nope. I just checked his YouTube channel and his loader is a different model.
  138. H

    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    And yet there are lots of people on this forum that drive over the snow before plowing with their rear blade and don't seem to have any issues doing that.
  139. H

    TBN membership categories

    It's funny how the description keeps getting better. Graduating to a higher rank each time. Kinda of like a super hero just getting more powers and then at the end you go from EPIC to just OLD. Just the way I felt going through life. :) Except the conversion from Epic to Old happened over a...
  140. H

    New snow

    I think that's the reason most people go that route. Plus the standard blower is more versatile than an inverted blower and you can still have the FEL available for bucket work or plowing. I just priced out 74" Farm King blowers and the difference between inverted and rear facing is...
  141. H

    New snow

    Now you have to decide what kind of snowblower to get: standard rear facing, inverted or front mount. I would say inverted is no good because of the drifting snow you mentioned. So it's either rear facing (the cheapest option) or front mount. Front mount also has several options. You may want to...
  142. H

    New snow

    We've also had a really strange winter. Over the matter of a couple of weeks we went from a low of -35*C (-31*F) to a high of +10*C (+50*F). From beautiful fluffy snow to wet slop and heavy rains. Crazy weather!
  143. H

    New snow

    Seems like you get the same as we do. According to the local weather channel, we get somewhere between 42" and 48" on average but 2 years ago we got 48" in 24 hrs. That was a surreal experience.
  144. H

    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    The PTO is turning clockwise when viewed from behind the tractor, facing the fan, (ie, the direction the fan is being fed from) it is also turning clockwise . However when you attach the tractor to the opposite side of the fan and stand behind the tractor, looking at the fan (direction of feed)...
  145. H

    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    Because the input driveshaft is connected to the opposite side of the fan and the pto still turns in the same direction. I still have a Meteor rear push and now the Farm King inverted. The Meteor is definitely heavier construction on everything except for the 3PTH mount. The 3PTH mount is more...
  146. H

    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    Line 2 of that definition states " To reverse the position, order, or condition of" and since these blowers are reversed they would comply with that definition. In any case they are often called Pull Type blowers. The model of mine is a PT840 and I'm pretty sure the PT stands for Pull...
  147. H

    Snow plow mount to FEL

    Got any pics of the plow? If you type in "FEL snowplow" in the search function, ie the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the screen, you will find a lot of threads about this. Look for Thread Titles only.
  148. H

    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    Not sure why you said the video shows what happens when the snow is too deep for an inverted blower, since it worked very well. If you're referring to the time I stop, that was only to redirect the chute so I didn't blow snow all over the camera. However to be fair, I was not blowing full...
  149. H

    Snow Equipment Buying/Pricing Snowblowers: FEL Mount vs Rear Pull

    I didn't get any videos doing the (long) driveway this year but I took a couple of moving snow around the house with the inverted blower. I posted them elsewhere in the forum but thought they might be appropriate here too. Plus it took me forever to get them off loaded from the action camera, so...
  150. H

    Couple of short Blowing Videos with an Inverted Blower

    The first one is more of a snow moving video.
  151. H

    New snow

    Totally agree! Ever since I got the cab, I look forward to more snow. Tractor time is very good.
  152. H

    New snow

    It was bitterly cold here for a week or 2. Coldest day was -37*C and it stayed below -25*C for about a week. Ran into some tractor issues at those temps and ended up needing a new return line for the injectors. While waiting for the part the snow kept building up and by the time I got the...
  153. H

    Starlink

    As you suggested I connected the Aux port from the Starlink router to the “internet” port on my other router and all is good now. Thanks for the help.
  154. H

    Starlink

    Well I discovered a downside to Starlink. The router that comes with it does not reach very far. With my old router I had service in my shop that is about 100' from the router. With the Starlink router there is nothing in the shop and I loose Wifi just a short distance from the house. Is there...
  155. H

    Starlink

    Anyone that has put down a deposit for a system is a customer not a potential customer. No different than putting down a deposit on a load of lumber, a car purchase, or any other purchase. As soon as the company takes your money, you are a customer. When I ordered my new tractor, I put down a...
  156. H

    Ordering a L6060

    Absolutely. I am sure there are a lot of circumstances where someone has an immediate need for a tractor and couldn't wait that long for a new one. In 2019, I waited about 6 months to get mine but I had another tractor to use while I was waiting. I looked for a used one but there were none...
  157. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    UPDATE. The dealers part guy sent me a service memo that states the glow plug relay on certain serial numbers of the GL series had a known issue with the relays in very cold weather. Apparently the relay could get moisture in it and then freeze, making it no functional. According to the serial...
  158. H

    Ordering a L6060

    I was at my dealers yesterday and talking to the salesman there. He told me that if I was to order a new L6060 today, it would take about 18 months to get here. Then who knows how long to actually get off the ship and transported to him.
  159. H

    1735M - Putting on snow chains isn't as easy as you would think.

    LouNY, your old post is where I found this method and have been using it ever since. Thanks for that post. I refused to pay the crazy money they want for those tightening devices so I made my own. Same as the one they use. I used it once and found it to be too cumbersome and not work very well...
  160. H

    1735M - Putting on snow chains isn't as easy as you would think.

    It’s hard to tell from the pic but I think the rim mounting brackets are actually towards the outside of the rim. Therefore moving the rims to the other side of the tractor would provide 2 wider mounting options.
  161. H

    L2501HST VERY hard to shift from low-medium-high

    My L6060 has been like that since new and now has 450 hrs on it. Still does the same thing. I find that pushing the go pedal a little, while trying to shift is the ticket, as others have mentioned. Also if you are in 4wd then push the go pedal in the opposite direction that you have been...
  162. H

    1735M - Putting on snow chains isn't as easy as you would think.

    I used to struggle putting the rear chains on until I discovered this video. It works really well and the tractor does all the heavy lifting. This method also keeps the chains tight. Try it. I think you will like it.
  163. H

    PTO snowblower?

    Pictures please.
  164. H

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    Please, lets not make this about being a Canadian point of view. Obviously it is not, since I am Canadian and called BS on this a few posts ago.
  165. H

    PTO snowblower?

    So are you one of the normal people that uses an inverted snow blower? From what I recall on another thread, you do not own a snowblower of any kind and the reason was that you could not afford one. Yet you keep cutting down people for using a rear facing blower, even though you have no...
  166. H

    Big Cars are killing Americans

    What a load of BS. Big cars, small cars, bicycles, guns, crowbars, knives, etc, all kill people. Is it the tool or the operator that kills? I live in the country now (for the last 14 years) but lived in the City for all of my previous 55 years. I've had all sizes of vehicles and currently use...
  167. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    Good news....... sort of. The service manager tells me that it appears to a leak in the body of the injector and that will cause the symptoms I am experiencing because the fuel system is loosing it's prime, as someone else has already stated. They are going to send someone out next week to fix...
  168. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    I don't think a new thermostat would help with the hard starting problem. Unless I am missing something. The tractor does get up to operating temperature and the cab does heat up. Which suggests to me the thermostat is not stuck open. It just takes time for the cab to heat up.
  169. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    I sent the picture in to the dealer and called this morning but he was on the phone. I left a message for him to call me to discuss the injector and hard starting issues. I think the injectors are covered under the emissions warranty but will get him to confirm. Just as a note of interest, my...
  170. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    Maybe that was the knocking I was hearing, when trying to start it. Maybe the leaking injector was not yet adding fuel to the cylinder. I want to check with the dealer regarding what is covered under my current warranty. I don't want to be fooling around with something that is covered and then...
  171. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    The Basic Warranty has expired, however there is still engine and emission warranty coverage. From what I can see the GP's are not covered in the existing warranties and I doubt the block heater is either. I hope the injectors are though. I will find out tomorrow when I call the dealer. If it is...
  172. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    I agree and now something else rears its ugly head. While looking for the GP's, to see how hard they will be to get at, in order to test their resistance, I noticed what appears to be a leaking fuel line or injector. At least I think this is an injector. That liquid on it is definitely diesel...
  173. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    I went into the big city today to get some T6 5W40, a fuel filter and an oil filter. Picked up the oil but the darn dealer was closed. What a waste of 3 hrs. I may go back tomorrow to get the filters. When I got home it had warmed up to -25 so I figured I would try starting the tractor without...
  174. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    Well, I tried with 2 batteries in parallel, cycled the GP's twice then tried to start it. It spun up very well and seemed to try to start once and then started to knock. I shut it down, thinking I may have a new problem now. Could be gelled fuel. I can't even move the tractor in to the shop to...
  175. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    This is what the WSM states about the GP system. "When the main switch is turned "ON", the temperature of the coolant is detected with the coolant temperature sensor, and the time to supply current to the glow plug and the glow indicator lamp is controlled by CPU according to the detected...
  176. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    I have a storage tank that I draw fuel from and it has some summer fuel in it. Before the big cold spell hit I added some anti gel to the tank. Yesterday I checked the fuel filter at the tank and the water separator on the tractor. Neither showed any sign of gelling, so I think I am ok there. I...
  177. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    Woke up to -35*C this morning. No way I'm going outside to work on the tractor in these temps and I don't need it for any work today. If it warms up enough I will check the glow plug resistance. Seems like that would be easy enough to do. I can also check to see if they are getting power by...
  178. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    The issue is not that it won't start, rather that it is harder to start than I expect it should be. My diesel pick up truck (2021 GMC 6.6l Duramax) starts easily, quickly (very little GP cycling) and runs very smoothly after it starts. Sort of like a warm engine. The tractor runs like it was not...
  179. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    I just checked the Owners Manual and it states to use SAE 10W30 for temps below -10*C, which is what I am using. I'll see how it does tomorrow. Supposed to get to -30*C tonight and it is plugged in now.
  180. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    It turns over easy, just slower than usual. The hydraulics are very slow but that is expected since those fluids are not being heated by the block heater.
  181. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    I realize only a few hours are required but I want to use it in the morning and would like to have it ready when I get up. I believe the extra time does not add to an easier start. Just costs a bit more for electricity. Which I don't mind for the extra convenience. I just checked and I am using...
  182. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    Yes I got it new. Does what i am describing sound normal to you?
  183. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    The glow plug symbol shows up on the intellipanel when the key is turned on and when the symbol turns off, the plugs are hot. So yes they are being preheated. My guess it is around 10 seconds or so before the symbol turns off. Then I start the tractor. This is after the block heater has been...
  184. H

    L6060 Hard Starting In Cold Weather

    Ever since I got the L6060 I've noticed it was hard starting in cold weather, even after the block heater has been plugged in all night. Last year I called the dealer and told him of the issue and he said to use a multi meter and test across the plug terminals to see if there was resistance and...
  185. H

    Starlink

    They certainly did and that happened a LOT faster than getting the dish (which I still don't have). But I am still happy because I was told it will ship soon and they have actually responded to 2 of my questions, within an hour. I have made contact! 😄
  186. H

    Starlink

    Well my excitement got tempered today. I initially got an email telling me the kit was going to ship on Dec 24 but after processing a credit card payment for the full payment, my account states the status is pending and will likely not ship until Jan 10 to 16, 2022. But I am still ecstatic...
  187. H

    Starlink

    I got the best Christmas gift ever!! An email from Starlink telling me that my dish will be shipped on Dec 24 2021. I've never been so happy to spend $680 (plus the $129 deposit). Yeeha.🥳 I am so happy, even though the first come first served line is a bunch of BS. I ordered mine on Feb 21...
  188. H

    Rear Inverted Snowblowers 2019

    That video shows a small tractor blowing a few centimeters of snow and going slow. Do you have any links to tractors that size, using that blower, blowing more than a few cm of snow? Better yet, I would like to see what you use. Videos would be great, but pics would help us to understand what...
  189. H

    Rear Inverted Snowblowers 2019

    I'm curious to see what you use for a snowblower. Please post some pics of what you use and consider to be the best setup for your tractor and your conditions. It will be interesting to compare to what we use.
  190. H

    Rear Inverted Snowblowers 2019

    Do you have any video links to tractors in the 20 hp to 50hp range using these blowers?
  191. H

    Rear Inverted Snowblowers 2019

    Do you have any links to videos of them in operation. I've only found one that is using a very old blower, with a very old tractor, lol. Edit. I must have posted just before you did. So now I will check out the video you linked.
  192. H

    Rear Inverted Snowblowers 2019

    I totally agree with with you, for short distances. Of course short is relative, for some it might be 20' and for some it might be 100' or 200' or 500'. I would happily drive back and forth for a several hundred feet, using a rear facing blower and use a push blade or front mount plow for...
  193. H

    Rear Inverted Snowblowers 2019

    If the tractor you are referring to is the MT180D in your signature, it is a SCUT not a CUT. I believe my L6060 is a CUT and it performs very well in all snow conditions but I am also set up for it. See the pic below. I can plow with an 8' wide FEL mount plow up 15% grades and did that...
  194. H

    Rear Inverted Snowblowers 2019

    Check out the various youtube videos. There are a ton of them and a LOT of them are in eastern Canada, like Ontario and Quebec. I have one and absolutely love it. Around my neck of the woods, most blowers are rear facing because they are way cheaper than the other 2 options. That is what I used...
  195. H

    Bad news big repair

    The OP has stated that he does not have a block heater and leaves the tractor in a field , where there is no electricity available. Don't know how far this field is from his nearest electrical outlet and don't know his circumstances. However I'm sure he would install a block heater and run the...
  196. H

    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    My current setup .... option 1. Option 2.
  197. H

    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    Wow! Great picture. Did you get any videos? I would love to see how it worked in that deep snow. Did you have to go really slow? I bought a Farm King PT84 a year or so ago and so far have only used it in relatively small snowfalls, around 6" to 8". It worked awesome in the small accumulations...
  198. H

    L6060 PTO Engagement

    Pretty sure he is an employee. The company name is JR Snow and the operator is Kevin Graves. I wonder if his employer knows how he gets so many driveways done so fast and what he is doing to his equipment. Maybe he doesn't care, if he trades the tractors in every few years. Then it will be the...
  199. H

    L6060 PTO Engagement

    I could pull the snow back from the buildings but then it would still be in front of the buildings, with no place to blow the snow. My buildings are in a "U" configuration and I need to get the snow out of the "U" before I have a place to blow it. Right now I use a front mounted angle plow with...
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