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  1. Duds13

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    When the weather is nice, it is "global warming." Bad weather = "climate change" lol
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Funny how that works!
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    We will come close to setting a record high temp today in the area of NY I live in. The old record of 97 degrees was set in 1911. If only more people bought EVs back then maybe we wouldn't have this climate crisis.....:ROFLMAO:
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    Got asked to bid a very unusual project

    Hay Dude - any updates on this project?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Fishin
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Power could be out for weeks in Houston after big storms. Sure hope people with EVs charged up prior to the storm! :ROFLMAO:
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I'm guessing a high percentage of EV owners used to complain about how fast cars were before they owned their EV. Now it's an argument they use when debating ICE owners. "Yeah well my EV can beat your ICE vehicle in a race!! na na na na na" LOL
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This can't be real right Trad? Gale? Gotta be fake news from a MAGA extremist!! LOL!
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    Gad! House buying today

    NY sales tax is 8.25% on top of ridiculous property and school taxes.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    BINGO! and the sheeple like Trad and Gail buy right into the nonsense
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    HAHHAHA!! Pretty soon he will only be talking to himself on this forum. He's probably used to that anyways, can't imagine he has any friends.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Trad - I nominate you to be part of the first cross country flight on an EV airplane since you are so confident in the technology. You'll have an awesome discussion with Gore, Kerry, Bidumb, Kamala, Schumer.....etc.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Here ya go Trad. Oh and by the way, they must come from China. LOL!!
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Keep thinkin that pal. Pretty soon we can do away with DUI's because of technology too!!
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Bidumb is currently having his 'Vette converted into an EV. Come on man, I aint jokin!
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    And that is a big big problem with the idiot youth of today. They WILL get behind the wheel and think they can play on their phone, and when they kill someone they will blame the car, sue Musk, win and avoid any jail time.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Especially since the EV nut huggers claim they charge so fast it really shouldn't deter anyone from buying one!
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    What to do with the money?

    I was going to say, buy the plants for the garden with the money
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    My point about buying an EV from China is the EV lunatics who buy into the climate change hoax and think they are saving the Earth by buying an EV and battery powered leaf blowers and mowers and blah blah blah are somehow OK purchasing a cheaper EV from China. So basically their mentality is...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    You do realize the hypocrisy in hoping for EVs made in China, right?
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    What to Look for in Zero Turn Mower

    Yup, "K" turns too, lol. I do get some tear-out on sections of the lawn that dont have a lot of grass to begin with, but areas that are lush don't have the same issue. I've stopped trying to get real close to trees, edges etc. If I am going to have to run the trimmer anyways, I'll just trim a...
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    What to Look for in Zero Turn Mower

    Some have said on this thread that ZT's tear up your lawn. If you are tearing up your lawn with a zero turn, you aren't driving it correctly. Zero turn doesn't mean just whip around with the inside tire not moving. That WILL tear up your lawn. Do a "Y" turn and you'll be fine. Even a "Y"...
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    What to Look for in Zero Turn Mower

    There's also Country Clipper....
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    What to Look for in Zero Turn Mower

    As a Ferris owner, the ride is awesome. They supposedly made improvements to the new deck as well which gives a better cut. I'll deal with a little bit of cut quality issues because the ride is that good. I'm also just mowing my own lawn and not mowing for a living so cut quality isn't as...
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    CX2510 add ons?

    Definitely!
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    CX2510 add ons?

    Have them throw in the floor mat and the toolbox for free if they haven't already. I waited over a year for the damn armrests for the seat on my CK2610 too. lol
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Gale's examples are exactly what the anti-gun people do as well as the liberal media. They only post things to fit their narrative, never the other side. You never hear about the armed citizen who stops a shooting, and there are many many examples of this. Gale will never post any examples of...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Apparently the government cares....
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Damn! And we're all still alive? Amazing!
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    Need advice on mowing slopes

    I have a section on my property that my Ferris ZTR would probably handle but in my opinion it's just not worth the risk, so I mow it with my Scag 36" walk behind. All the weight is in the back on a ztr (unless you have weights on the front) and the front casters provide zero traction. Pretty...
  31. Duds13

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Sounds like they need to go to bed earlier
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Not buying that argument. It's never going to reduce the number of vehicles and you made up a ridiculous scenario just to fit your narrative.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    LOL. When did it kick in?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    What is the purpose of self-driving cars (or whatever the liberal loons wanna call them)? The steering wheel is a foot in front of the driver, people really are that lazy that they can't keep their hands on the wheel? What do they plan on doing, taking a nap while the car drives?
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    Looking for ideas and experience with Video Security Cameras on the Farm

    You could try adding some wifi antennas (not extenders) which would allow you to use something like Eufy cameras. Something like this: Amazon.com
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Damn, it's incredible just how much smarter you are than everyone else!
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Remember this growing up as kids? "TURN OFF THE DAMN LIGHTS!" "IT'S DAYTIME WHY THE HELL DO YOU HAVE THE LIGHTS ON?" "WHO LEFT THE BASEMENT LIGHTS ON?" "TURN YOUR DAMN BEDROOM LIGHTS OFF WHEN YOU ARENT IN THE ROOM!" now they want us to plug in and charge cars all night....
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    Do You Have a Tractor Shed/Barn?

    Tractor stays in the bay on the right
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Probably $150,000, but don't worry you will get $8,000 in tax credits and you'll be saving the planet from the global warming (or climate change depending on the day) scam!
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    Snake Identification

    Garter
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Sorry, shoulda said people are getting softer by the day
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    People getting lazier by the day
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Doing my part to save the planet. Picked this up last night at the local farm store. Next up is a Fred Flintstone car.
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    Need a recommendation: log splitters

    Not sure when you plan on completing your project, but until then you should look at getting a Log Ox for picking up rounds off the ground.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    how about climate change?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I blame today's earthquake on EV's....
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    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    Wonder what the "migrants" are paying for auto insurance
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    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    And all of his followers...
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    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    Everything is going up, but ask some certain folks and they will tell you the economy has never been better and you are definitely better off now than 4 years ago!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    'Merica
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    Perma-Chink for deck stain?

    You may already know this, but even though the deck is new make sure you use a deck cleaner after sanding and then a brightener to open the wood's pores to help the stain soak in and adhere better. The Armstrong Clark stain I used covers a lot of square footage, so with a large deck it may be...
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    Perma-Chink for deck stain?

    You could buy the best stain money could get you, but if you don't properly clean the deck and let it dry prior to applying the stain you are wasting your time and money.
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    Perma-Chink for deck stain?

    Take a look at this website for reviews on deck stains. At my old house I restored the deck and used the Armstrong Clark oil based stain. It was awesome. 3 years after applying there no signs of wear. Prep is everything though as I am sure you are aware. Most people think they can just...
  54. Duds13

    Pallet Fork / Lift Capacity question

    Yeah I'll just be moving it around
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    Pallet Fork / Lift Capacity question

    Shout out to Good Works, sent them an email using their online question form, got a reply within 10 minutes from the President. Pretty impressive. The pins are not used when the forks are used on the front end loader, only when they are used on the 3 point hitch
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    Pallet Fork / Lift Capacity question

    Good call out. I'm going to call or email them and will ask that question. I could kill two birds with one stone with this set up as I wanted a set of forks for the front anyways
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    Pallet Fork / Lift Capacity question

    Thanks Lou! ANy thoughts on these? https://www.goodworkstractors.com/product/gwt-versaforks-pallet-forks/
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    Pallet Fork / Lift Capacity question

    Appreciate the comments so far! I'll definitely look into the 3 point pallet forks. Any recommendations?
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    Pallet Fork / Lift Capacity question

    Thank you for your reply and confirming my thoughts. My rear tires are filled, would I need more ballast?
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    Pallet Fork / Lift Capacity question

    Hello All. I operate a hobby maple farm and I'd like to make some improvements to my sap collection process. Right now I use my Kubota BX2200 and I tow a 55 gallon tank in a small dump cart. This is our first year using reverse osmosis so the sap collection and planning of boils has changed...
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    Kioti dealer....

    Any luck?
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    Kioti dealer....

    Call Paul L. at the Emerich's location in Melrose NY 518-753-6212 https://www.emerichsales.com/
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Yeah we never get to that point where we are collecting "buddy sap." Plus, when it reaches that point I am usually pretty tired from the countless hours of boiling and ready to move onto other chores. That's after the dreaded clean up - scrubbing and rinsing all of the taps and buckets...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    You look for a stretch of weather where overnight temps are below freezing, preferably 27-28, and daytime temps are around 40 or higher. Full sun is ideal too
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Finished up the tapping yesterday
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    We keep a close eye on tree health. Any warning signs and they don't get tapped
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    It gets tricky trying to figure out when to hang buckets. I missed a nice run a couple weeks ago, but I also don't like the buckets sitting on the tress for extended cold spells. We look to have some good sap weather coming this week.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Drilled some holes in the maples today. Pretty windy today so I didn't want to go deep in the woods so we'll finish up the remaining 60 or so taps tomorrow.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Nice! I love the area I live in now. In the country but not too far from necessities.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Glad to see another sugarerrrrrrrr here! I'm going to be putting in my 100 taps on Friday!
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think you might have missed my sarcasm
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    We may break a record temperature on Saturday in NY that was set in 1955. This past summer we almost broke two records, one set in 1917 and the other in 1922. We better all run out and buy an EV to save the planet before it's too late....
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    What is the oddest machine you have worked on or operated

    Drove one of these for four summers while home from college on Lake St. Catherine, VT. Would cut the Eurasian Milfoil which would then ride of the conveyor on the front and dump onto a longer storage conveyor on the back. When the load was full, we'd make the very slow trek to the offload...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Sure seems to be!
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Had the letters wrong, I have the PPS M2!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Played tennis my whole life including D1 college and never had tennis elbow until now, when I am older......from firewood....LOL!
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I really like my Walther PPQ!
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    Moving Equipment Long Distance

    Op - what was the outcome of your search?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Sorry if freaks offended you. I should have used "lunatics" instead.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Appreciate the tip! I am going to give it a try
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Thanks for the heads up!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    yup, I enjoy it though and it's a great workout. But I may just have to use the splitter going forward
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Thanks! I'll ice it and that helps for a bit, then something aggravates it again. Thinking I might need a cortisone shot.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Dealing with an elbow injury right now that I think is a result of doing a lot of firewood in 2023. Splitting by hand, grabbing pieces with my one hand to set back up on the chopping stump. Something as simple as picking up a cup of water by the top of the cup hurts like heck.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I've given up debating the EV freaks. Like you said, they will go to any length to prove you wrong, or at least try to prove you wrong and if they can't they just call you a Maga ***** loving idiot.
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    Let's see your knife.

    That's a sweet knife!
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    Need Advice on Front Mount Snow Blowers

    I have an older Kubota BX2200 with the BX2790 blower on the front and it throws snow a good 30'. I have quite a bit of snow removal to do and this combination has handled everything just fine, including a 38" snowstorm to start get winter started a few years ago in upstate NY.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    https://acc-u-mark.com/
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    Automating multiple battery tenders - how often to turn them on/off?

    I'm a fan of the Hulkman products and have their Sigma 5 and Sigma 1 maintainers. Pretty happy with them
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I got one as a Christmas gift. WOW, amazing tool! WAYYYYY better than my pickaroons!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Wow, that's great. What would you consider "better wood?"
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Full cord of split wood here is going to average of $350. And while the sellers claim is seasoned, it aint. lol
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    unfortunately. Unless a "cord" is something different in your neck of the woods
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Another marketplace score. $150 / cord. Still have about 3 loads to pick up
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    SwagLok Fittings

    I inherited a plastic tub of brand new fittings when my FIL passed away. I'll check for 10 mm if you like, I'd give you a good price on them
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    Mowing With Compact Tractors

    Zero turn all the way.
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    What did you buy this week?

    Yeah I have a small Bosch 12v that works well but needed some extra oompf so picked up the Ridgid. Was on sale ($60 off) and came with a battery, charger and case.
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    What did you buy this week?

    Ridgid 18v subcompact impact driver
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    Can fire wood be too dry?

    I'm on my third season with an EPA stove. They are pretty nice and excel in "low and slow" burns during "shoulder season." Can also run them hot as needed too during the really cold spells.
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    Can fire wood be too dry?

    Moisture meter. Split a piece and take your reading on the fresh cut portion https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-MMD7NP-Moisture-Tricolor/dp/B00HARYVUQ?source=ps-sl-shoppingads-lpcontext&ref_=fplfs&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&th=1
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    Quartz Heater

    Sounds like I won't be looking at this option any more!
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    Quartz Heater

    Anyone have one of these or something similar? Looking to get some heat in my fairly large garage that is basically a basement under a restored barn...
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    Great customer service from Dewalt

    Old Milwaukee....isn't that a beer? :)
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    Portable Jump Starter

    Amazon had some great deals on Hulkman stuff for Black Friday. I have their sigma 5 trickle charger but ordered their Sigma 1 since it was 68% off. I also have the Alpha 85 jumpstarter and that is on sale still.
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    Great customer service from Dewalt

    Let us know how you make out
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    Great customer service from Dewalt

    I did an online chat with their support at https://register.ridgidpower.com/ I'll also add that I had completely forgotten my username and password to the site and they looked me up by name and helped me reset my info.
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    Great customer service from Dewalt

    That's great to hear. I recently had a great experience with Rigid. The 17 year old batteries to my drill/sawzall combo kit finally crapped out, they replaced them with zero fuss. Granted they do have a lifetime warranty policy as long as you register the parts, but I was glad to see they...
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    Shop Speakers?

    I don't know much about these, but $110 off their normal price https://www.crutchfield.com/p_452NEROMB5/OSD-Nero-MB5.html?tp=186
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    Portable Jump Starter

    Get a Hulkman
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    Shop Speakers?

    Yes, these are also known as excellent bang for your buck!
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    Echo 590 or the X Series?

    Bought a 590 last night! 20" bar, couple spare chains. Can't wait to give it a test run this weekend!
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    My dog's not doing well

    So sorry for your loss, truly heartbreaking.
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    Shop Speakers?

    Take a good look at these. I've read a lot people say for the money these are excellent speakers https://www.parts-express.com/Dayton-Audio-B652-AIR-6-1-2-Bookshelf-Speaker-Pair-with-AMT-Tweeter-300-651?quantity=1
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    Shop Speakers?

    Take a look at Dayton Audio speakers. Pretty decent for the price
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    Shop Speakers?

    Budget? The Polk that 2manyrocks linked to is a nice price and would work well. I have these in my kitchen and they sound fantastic https://www.crutchfield.com/p_107OWM3B/Polk-Audio-OWM3-Black.html?tp=186 Just personal preference, but I prefer using an audio receiver and old fashioned...
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    How Many Have More Than One Tractor?

    Two: Have a new Kioti CK2610 that I wish I bought 6 years ago when I bought the property I live on now. Kubota BX2200 that I bought from the previous owner of the property. No bucket but has mower deck, bagger and front end snowblower. It's main use now is taking care of snow and keeping the...
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    Moving Equipment Long Distance

    Call Dave Wood at Maplewood Ice. He does hauling on the side and may be interested in your job. He's a great guy, very reliable.
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    Sleep apnea, CPAPs and other sleep health solutions.

    Your min/max pressure is very important. Many sleep apnea doctors are fine with and AHI of 10 and higher which is ridiculous. Your AHI should be between .5 and 2. I was using a min of 4 and max of 10 thanks to my doc, but I was seeing AHIs of 10 and higher. I was ripping my mask off in the...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Agreed!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    When I mark the tree with the 16" magnetic measuring stick attached to my saw blade, I always start at the biggest part of the tree. Once I get to wrist size parts of branches, I usually just eyeball it. Unfortunately I didn't cut these chunks, a tree service guy did.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Thank you. When I am blocking I make sure I cut to 16". The wood in my photos was a FB marketplace deal and the tree guy must think 16" is a lot longer, lol.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Curious - some of the rounds in these photos are anywhere from 21" - 24" long. For those who heat with firewood, would you split the difference and get 11"-12" pieces, or would you cut to the normal 16" - 17" length and have a lot of 5"+ end pieces. It all burns, so probably a moot point.
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    Echo 590 or the X Series?

    Congrats! I just got a 15% off coupon in the mail for Home Depot. I know I said I wouldn't buy a saw there, but the 15% makes it tempting.
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    Good morning!!!!

    Thank you! I'm always here, do a ton of reading and I'm always amazed at the knowledge on this site!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Windy today, a lot of these leaves will be coming down
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    Mouth Taping, Anyone Else Doing It?

    Glad to hear she is doing better. I never realized how much the CPAP helped until I lost power one night and didn't have my generator. I was completely useless the next day
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    Mouth Taping, Anyone Else Doing It?

    Sleep apnea is no joke. I've been on a CPAP for close to 10 years now and as much as it sucks wearing a full face mask to sleep, it's made a huge difference. I'm hoping I didn't do too much damage to my heart by waiting too long to take that sleep study
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    Echo 590 or the X Series?

    Understandable, but I think all dealers are the same way. Tough to compete with prices you find on Amazon, but that applies to just about everything not just mower or saw parts
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    Echo 590 or the X Series?

    Nice. I've spent a lot of money with my local shop and am considered a VIP customer, so I seem to get moved to the front of the line when it comes time for repairs. So far I've purchased lawn tractor, walk behind mower, Ferris zero turn, Echo backpack blower, Echo trimmer, Kioti tractor and...
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    Echo 590 or the X Series?

    I like supporting my local shop. Plus, if it ever needed warranty work it seems the local shop moves products to the end of the line that weren't purchased from them.
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    Echo 590 or the X Series?

    I almost bought a 261 about 10 years ago and kick myself for not stepping up to that model, but aren't the Stihls now almost double the price of the Echos?
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    Echo 590 or the X Series?

    Where are you seeing it for $419 with the 20 inch bar? Not that I would buy it from Home Depot but when I ask my local dealer to price match I will need a link most likely. Thanks!
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    Echo 590 or the X Series?

    If it helps your decision with the Echo trimmer, I bought the 2620 this summer and it is awesome. Also have the PB8010 backpack blower that is a beast. I've been wanting to upgrade my saw and hearing the 590 is $419 is tempting.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Awesome cups! I've never been to a Buc-ees before but I have family in Texas so I had them send up some schwag.
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    Pipe taps / Cutters - Charlton, NY

    Bump. Sill available
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Marketplace score. Sugar maple. Not done picking it all up yet either, probably three more 5X10 trailer loads to go. Sorry, put my tractor away before I took the photos.
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    BR 800 C-E MAGNUM reviews

    I've read and heard a lot of great things about this Stihl blower! Did a great job on the trail. I'm always amazed at the power of my Echo 8010 blower too!
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    Lawn Tractor vs Zero Turn

    Same here. Drives me nuts to drive by nice homes with lawns that are mowed to about 1" and brown, full of weeds and grass clippings. Not sure why people feel the need to mow so low.
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    Lawn Tractor vs Zero Turn

    Good story! I disagree on the scalping part though. A 54" will scalp as easily as a 61" and if you are scalping your lawn you are mowing way too low. Mow high, mow often. Jut my opinion though
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    Lawn Tractor vs Zero Turn

    I will add that my older Scag walk-behind that was mentioned in my previous posts has a Kohler Command engine that has been free of any issues (knock on wood!)
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    Lawn Tractor vs Zero Turn

    I hear ya! If money was no object I'd have the ISX3300!
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    Lawn Tractor vs Zero Turn

    Highly recommend a Kawi as well!
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    Lawn Tractor vs Zero Turn

    The products I owned were "residential" grade but a former co-worker bought one of their "almost commercial" grade ZTRs and that too was junk. The frame on the 33" walk-behind I bought cracked, same thing happened to former co-workers ZTR. The 33" walk-behind was purchased at an independent...
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    Lawn Tractor vs Zero Turn

    Based on my experience with Cub Cadet, I would not buy another nor recommend anything Cub Cadet. Pure junk, in my experience. Have you considered a stand-on mower? From what I gather they are much more agile than a ZT, and you can stop and get off them much quicker if you need to pick...
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    New battery not starting tractor

    Regarding the second question, check out the Hulkman or Noco jumpstarters. I have the Hulkman and it works great, heard a lot of positive reviews on the Noco as well. Compact and easy to use
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    New Kioti CK2620SE

    Thanks for the photos Lou! Good stuff!
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    New Kioti CK2620SE

    Thank you very much for the info. Can you explain the "grind down the base tractor end for width?"
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    New Kioti CK2620SE

    Thanks Lou! I will definitely check out that set up. Any chance you can post a photo of your rig so I can get a better idea of your setup?
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    New Kioti CK2620SE

    Since I can't seem to post a new thread for some reason, I figured I'd post in a fellow New Yorker's thread! I asked my dealer about a hydraulic top link for my 2021 CK2610, and he recommended the following: Summit Hydraulics TOP LINK Category 1 Cylinder $209.95 11” Stroke Should I look at...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Nice lookin stuff!
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    The Life of a Custom Mowing contractor

    Sounds like they caught the POS
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I have one, you'll love it. very handy and very tough. Ohio Steel has great customer service too. I needed a replacement bolt, they sent a whole bag of nuts, bolts, etc.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    2025-26 food for the Blaze King. Two rows on the left are kindling and odd shaped/length pieces. Split 90% by hand with the trusty Fiskars splitting maul since it wasn't a rush to get it done.
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    Question on deck build sitting on ground

    Exactly what I was thinking when I saw the photo!
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    Massive storm clean up

    What a mess! Where abouts are you located?
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    Good morning!!!!

    I hope so too. You know it's wet when the front wheels on a zero turn start leaving marks in the grass! How was Empire Farm Days? You shoulda stopped in for a meet n greet!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Mornin! Looks to be a beautiful day in upstate NY
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    What spray lube do you like?

    Ballistol
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    Seat Cover

    Can anyone recommend a seat cover for a CK2610 that fits fairly snug? Thank you!
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    1.5 acres. Am I nuts for thinking about a tractor?

    Definitely saves a lot of time and hassle, but not a cheap investment by any means. You have to consider the cleaning of those lines and maintenance of the pumps, squirrels and deer and other animals chewing on the lines, damage to the lines from trees and tree limbs, etc. My next improvement...
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    1.5 acres. Am I nuts for thinking about a tractor?

    I'm in Charlton, NY on 5.5 acres and have a maple syrup operation. 100 taps all on buckets. My stone "road" that goes around the perimiter of the property goes from snow to sheer ice to mud then back to snow then ice then mud, rinse and repeat, during suagring season. I use my little Kubota...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Split some evaporator wood this morning for the maple syrup operation
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    Good morning!!!!

    Doesn't get much better than a pontoon boat on a beautiful lake! Yes the little lake has always been a mess! Apparently they stopped using the harvesters for a while and went to chemicals on the big lake, but I thought they had brought back one harvester for the little lake. I could be wrong...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Hey Scott_vt! I grew up in Granville, worked on Lake St. Catherine in the summer on the milfoil harvesting machines. Good friend of mine lives in Wells just a little ways past the General store. Great little place to live!
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    Good morning!!!!

    Mornin from Charlton, NY. Going to be a beautiful Memorial Day weekend!
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    Michelin CrossClimate2

    Not sure where you are reading your reviews, but I put the Continental CrossContact LX25 on the wife's Acura RDX and they are far superior to the Michelin's that came with the vehicle. The LX25 gets 4.5 stars on TireRack, the LX Sport version doesn't get as high of a rating. Maybe that's the...
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    Same old BX Starting problem

    Nice! Glad it was helpful and you were able to get it done. My BX starts right up every time after doing this mod.
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    Same old BX Starting problem

    See if this helps. You're right though, the thread that I referenced for the same issue is gone.
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    Going to get a new mower to replace an almost 20 yo bobcat zrt

    If your lawn is very bumpy, look at Ferris. Their suspension makes the ride so much better. Some say they don't cut as nice as Scag or Exmark but I have no issues with mine. I have an IS2100 with a 29.5 HP EFI Kawasaki motor. If you tend to mow high wet grass, I have read that John Deere's...
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    Favorite diesel can?

    I got one of these for $25 from a neighbor. Works great but on the heavier side...
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    Carpenter Bees ...

    ^^^ This ^^^
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    BEST WORK GlOVES??

    Just try the ones I posted in the link to Harbor Freight. For $2-$3 if you don't like them or they wear out too fast you're only out a couple bucks
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    BEST WORK GlOVES??

    So far these have taken a lot. No signs of wear at all. I live in the northeast and the winter version is nice too on a cold day. They are cheap too so if they wear out, toss them and buy another pair!
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    BEST WORK GlOVES??

    I've recently converted to this style and happy I did. Great grip so fatigue is reduced, and great for firewood because splinters wont penetrate the coating. https://www.harborfreight.com/safety/gloves/a5-cut-resistant-work-gloves-large-57643.html
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    Heavy Hitch

    Definitely going to do this!
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    Heavy Hitch

    Thought I'd post a follow up. Ended up getting a Heavy Hitch and couldn't be happier with my decision. You get what you pay for, and this thing is built like a tank!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I posted some pics a few weeks ago of my maple syrup operation (which requires a lot of firewood!) so I'd thought I share a few from yesterday's tapping. Put in 45 taps and will put in 45 more today. Crazy weather this winter in upstate NY so far so who knows what this season will be like...
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    Yoder wood pellet smoker

    I've had my eye on a Mak 1 Star General for a few years now but just can't bring myself to spend a couple grand on a smoker. Researched the hell out of them, 100% made in America, built like a tank and supposedly the best electronics in the business. Maybe some day I'll pull the trigger...
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    Thinkin about..

    SOme really great suggestions here, many thanks to everyone who commented and suggested various routes. I'm always guilty of paralysis by analysis, so it might be some time before I make a decision and actually pull the trigger. I'll definitely post a follow up when I do though!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Beautiful day for splitting
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    Thinkin about..

    Trying to find a local dealer for Dolmar/Makita, not having much luck at all. I have an Echo/Stihl dealer 5 minutes from my house who I have purchased a lot of equipment from (zt mower, compact tractor and implements, Echo PB8010 blower) and they take pretty good care of me. That's part of why...
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    Thinkin about..

    I seriously considered a 261 when I got the Farm Boss and kick myself for not getting one.
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    Thinkin about..

    Ooof, yeah not looking to spend $1000. I'll take a look at that 6100. Appreciate the replies so far!
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    Thinkin about..

    One of my best buds is a logger and a big Husky fan. That's two votes for Husky
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    Thinkin about..

    A new saw. Current saw is a Stihl MS271 Farm Boss. I like Echo for the 5 year warranty, which saw in their lineup would be a better (power, faster) saw than my Stihl? There's really nothing wrong with my Stihl, just looking for some more power but not looking for a huge saw. All I'm cutting...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Put the better half to work today
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    Heavy Hitch

    I believe the super duty has a safety chain hook
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    Heavy Hitch

    Good idea on paying a little extra for the option for weights. I do like the price of the one you recommended, I'm just trying to stay away from China as much as I can!
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    Heavy Hitch

    Has anyone purchased from Heavy Hitch? If so, are you happy with the quality? Also, is the one in the link what I need for my Kioti CK2610? Thanks for the help! https://heavyhitch.com/product/category-1-three-point-receiver-hitch-adapter-cp/
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Very nice, sounds like a great operation! Probably has a pretty big evaporator and RO I would imagine, 300 taps will get you a lot of sap!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    That's awesome! It's a great place to live, quiet little hamlet. 300 taps, safe to assume he does tubing?
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    Bread maker or machine?

    A dutch oven makes awesome bread, just sayin!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Thank you! We typically put out about 95 taps. Trees are a combination of sugar and maple. The one photo of the tree with the buckets and the can of beer is out best sugar maple, we call it the "money tree" :)
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Nice eye! Yes, we have a "sap house" that holds two 65 gallon tanks, and that gauge on the wall will give us an idea of how much is left in whatever tank we are pulling sap from when we are boiling. This is a photo of the sap house. If you notice the two tanks are tilting forward - they are...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Thanks so much! I'll be honest, everything was built and on the property when we bought it 5 years ago. Thankfully the original owners are still close by and taught us everything we needed to know. Never in a million years did I think I'd be making maple syrup, but it sure is fun!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Yeah it is definitely time consuming! Just yesterday I was thinking about a different wedge for the splitter that would make the process a little more efficient. Even a 4 way wedge would be much better. As much as I enjoy splitting by hand, it was not done by hand!! hahaha
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