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    Kubota Wholegoods List

    Does anyone have a copy of the wholegoods list (pdf format) they can email me ? No problem if its a couple years old. I had it on my old laptop, but lost it when my hard drive crashed. I miss having it as a reference. Thanks !
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    Trailer Tires With Some Dry Rot....... Add Innertubes ??

    Got a trailer with some dry rot (cracking) on the sidewalls. How bad? On a scale from 1 to 10, I give em a 5. Tire tread is like new so I hate to throw the tires out. Would adding tubes add any safety margin against a failure out on the road? I'm wondering if this might get me another year or...
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    Cellular Experts, I Need Your Help..............

    I'm having a problem with my cell service, and I need advice from the folks that know more about the system than I do. Problem: Whenever I use the phone in my home area (one tower), the person I'm talking to starts breaking up terribly (although they seem to hear me fine), then it will...
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    Dog Food Brands........ Good, Bad ?

    Upon the advice of our Vet, we are switching to an adult dog food. He does not push any particular brand over another, so we are looking for opinions. We had been feeding him the 4 Heath brand from Tractor Supply, but it doesn't seem to be agreeing with him. I'm talking about bagged, dry food...
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    The Secret To A Lush, Green Lawn..........

    OK, the older I get, the more I desire a really nice front lawn. Mine gets sun all day, and I feel like every spring a have to battle with it to get it to stay full and green. For the guys with beautiful lawns....... what's your secret? What do you fertilize with? Do you use any type of...
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    Three Point Trailer Hitch Reciever

    A couple years ago, I had the replace the hitch on my truck. Both ends were rusting through. I hung onto it, thinking I'd have a need for it eventually (hard to throw away steel). Started by cutting the ends off. I measured the height and width of my york rake, and used those for the hitch...
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    Anyone Talk To ChuckinNH ?

    Sent him a PM a week or so ago, and haven't heard back from him. Looks like he hasn't posted since October of last year. Maybe someone has talked to him by phone or email? Just want to make sure things are OK.
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    Shutting Off The Heat In A Cabbed Tractor

    I've noticed when I am running my A/C in the summer, I can still feel a little warm air coming out of the defroster vants over the windshield. Though the A/C still makes it comfortable in the cab, I'm thinking the A/C would be more efficient (cooler) if I stopped the coolant from circulating...
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    POLL: Remove snowblower and re-install loader now, or later ??

    OK..... sure feels like winter is over here in New Hampshire. Mid fifteis today.... weatherman says over sixty degrees tomorrow. I'm getting spring fever, and I want to remove my front blower and put the loader back on. Most years I would wait another month.... but this definitely hasn't been...
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    Neuton Electric Lawn Mower ....... Worthwhile, or Another 'Go Green' Sham?

    Curious about the rechargable Neuton (or similar) push lawn mowers. Got one? Like it? Curious what real mow time is, vs. advertised. I mow with a small walk behind around the house, not suitable for tractoer or riding mower. Maybe 40 minutes of mowing. I see this come up on CL, used. Seem...
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    Case / Ingersoll Hydraulic Attachments

    Case / Ingersoll attachments....... anyone ever use them on a non Case / Ingersoll tractor? I see these for sale on CL occaisionally, reasonably priced. They make some neat stuff, from hydraulic brush cutters to hydraulic leaf / grass suckers. I've read that they use motor oil instead of...
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    TSC Coupons ..... Anyplace Online To Download Them ?

    We used to get 10% off coupons in the mail...... but don't any more. I assume they send them for a length of time, then bump you off the mailing list. Looking at implements , anyone know of coupon websites where you can download and print them from (assuming they accept coupons you print off...
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    Buying New Furniture For The House ....... Do You Negotiate On The Price ?

    My wife and I went browsing at new living room furniture yesterday. We expect to spend a few thousand on leather furniture, and I can't help but recall my pop telling me (back when he was alive), " Never pay the price on the furniture ....... there is no retail with a markup like furniture...
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    That Neighbor You'll NEVER Plow Out / Snowblow Again !

    Let it rip !! I've got two: 1) Guy I used to work with..... lives around the corner. Twice now has asked me to clean out his driveway (he rents). Says he'll happily pay whatever its worth to me. Property owner is supposed to be doing it, included in the rent (he claims). Hasn't been seen...
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    Generator Head ....... Explain This One To Me

    Copied this from the HF website regarding their generator heads. I'm not sure I'm getting it. If this perpetual machine were possible, wouldn't we all have one? " I purchased 3 of these to power my entire home. Our local utility bills went from $140 a month, to a whopping $450 due to huge...
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    Sharpening A Reel Mower ........ How Is It Done?

    Looking at some gang reel mowers locally, owned by a school. I believe they are Toro or Jacobsen, as they are a commercial grade. Can the average Joe sharpen them himself? How are they sharpened? Are special tools or jigs needed (seems I've seen reel mower sharpeners for sale on CL in the past)...
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    Trailer Ramps ............

    I need to come up with a set of ramps to load things into my lo pro dump trailer. Stamped steel ramps, similar to these at HF are easy enough to find around here ( 2 Piece Steel Loading Ramps ). I frequently move my wood splitter and cub cadet lawn tractor..... and would like to be able to move...
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    Dog Has Torn ACL, Needs Surgery....... Who's Been Through It?

    My trusty sidekick Max has torn an ACL hopping into my neighbor's pickup a few weeks ago. A visit to his Vet has has him scheduled for surgery next Monday. We really like our Vet and feel very confortable that he does the surgery himself in-house. I'm wondering if any of you folks have been...
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    'Clocking' Inlets / Outlets On A Hydraulic Cylinder ...... Difficult???

    Curious what the best way to deal with inlets / outlets on a hydraulic cylinder when they need to be in a particular position to avoid interference. I'm assuming that if they both needed to be on one side, the end of the barrel could be cut and rewelded. What if one needed to be on the left...
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    2 Y O Seriously Injured By Riding Mower

    I can't even imagine the guilt......... 2-Year-Old Seriously Injured By Lawn Mower - New Hampshire News Story - WMUR Manchester "Police said the child's grandfather was operating the machine when the child had been running down a slight downgrade, slipped, and slid into the mower deck."
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    Calling All Dog Owners...... Flea And Tick Killer?

    Ticks this year are the worst I've ever seen. We use Frontline ( FRONTLINE | Products | How FRONTLINE works ) on our dog, but I'm wondering if there is a product out there that is similarly effective, but a little more affordable. I've tried to do a little research online, but it can be...
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    Cub 2185 Belt Question

    I've got a Cub 2185 with the 42" mower deck. It ate the belt that drives the mower deck via the PTO. I do not have an owners manual, and I'm hoping someone can give me a part number and / or belt size so I can look for a belt locally. I'm guessing an aftermarket belt number might be easier to...
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    I Hope This COntractor Has Liability Insurance.....

    Woman Killed in 'Freak' Lawnmower Accident - Australia | New Zealand | Indonesia | Map - A woman was killed while walking to work Wednesday after she was struck in the head by a flying piece of steel in a freak lawnmowing accident in north Queensland, Australia. The...
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    Kubota RTV Block Heater ?

    I've tried doing a couple searches, but came up empty. Has anyone done an install on an electric block heater on a 900 or 1100 RTV? I'm wondering if it threads into an existing hole, requires a freeze plug to be removed, or.......?? Trying to help a friend who is looking to do the install...
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    Stay Safe Out There................

    Man dies when Bobcat overturns....... Man dies when equipment overturns - Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009
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    Log Tongs In A Pinch

    I have a small set of skidding tongs which worked great when we had a stove that took 16" pieces of wood. A couple winters ago i bought a larger stove, and now i cut my firewood to 20" ....... and the small tongs don't open wide enough. Well...... we dropped a big ole Maple last week and I...
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    Will My Tractor Lift This ?

    My kingdom for a grapple.
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    Never Change Your Oil Again !!

    A friend of mine was claiming he is considering buying one of these systems after hearing the claims made in their advertisements. I told him I have a bridge to sell him. Gulf Coast Filters, Inc. Specializing in Bypass Oil filters, Fuel filters, Hydraulic filters and Custom filtering
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    ChiCom Slip Clutches At Tractor Supply....... Any Good?

    I plan on adding a slip clutch to my old rotary cutter which currently uses a shear bolt for protection. The local TSC has the one I need in stock. I see the are stamped 'made in China' on them, which is not inherantly bad. Just wondering if anyone had had any luck with them, good or bad. I...
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    Rotary Cutter  5' Rotary Cutter On The Cheap

    Yesterday I picked up a used 5' rotary cutter that was on CL. Made by Modern Ag. Products in Beaumont, Texas. Part of their 'Sunshine Line', which I'd guess is their lighter duty units. I was somewhat surprised that they are still making rotary cutters when I googled them when I got it back home...
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    Kubota Seat Replacement

    My B3030 had one of the old unpopular factory seats in it and was in need of an upgrade. Though the new seat Kubota offered is substantially better, I was looking for a few features it didn't have. I found a decent looking seat at Tractor Supply that seemed to fill the bill. Priced at $199.00...
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    Does Anyone Have A Good Garlic Pickle Recipe?

    The past two years, I've tried garlic pickle recipes i found by googling........ and they were terrible. I haven't given up, and I'm growing pickling cukes again. I'm looking for a good recipe......... something like the big jar of pickles you might find on the counter of an old country store...
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    Looking For A Suitable Quick Coupler For Fuel Hose

    I'm looking for a quick connect suitable for a diesel fuel hose. I've got both a 110v and 12v, and would like the ability to remove the hose/nozzle easily........ as well as the ability to couple two hoses together for a longer reach if needed. I was looking at these 3/4" couplers at TSC...
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    Do You Have A Cold Adult Beverage While Operating The Tractor?

    Follow-up to texting. I've had a cold beer before while mowing. Does this make me bad? :confused:
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    Wife Wants New Steps..............

    To replace the old, deteriorating, sinking steps now at our porch door. So, I find a couple used granite slabs on Craigslist. One catch, I need to load them, and haul them myself. No problem...... I use a hefty come-along to drag them into my dump trailer.
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    Does Your Propane Tank Need Someone Looking Out For It ?

    Get the "Tank Nanny" ! Just saw this on the news. Theres even a provision to belt your tank into your car. Just thought it was an interesting concept. Made in the USA, they claim. The Tank Nanny - When you refill your propane tanks, never worry about it tipping over in your car or truck...
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    Whatzit ???

    Came across this for sale. There was only the first picture..... I figured 'universal skidsteer to three point adapter', right? Wrong. Seller sent me a pic of the other side per my request. Now it has my curiousity. I know someone here will know exactly what it is / what it fits. Perhaps a...
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    Adapting A Skidsteer QA To My Kubota B3030

    I was planning on purchasing an ATI Tach-All for my tractor when I came across an ad on Craigslist for a skidsteer quick attach. Contacted the seller...... turns out he works at a Kubota dealer, and he has a Kasco Uni-hitch to fit LA401, LA402,and LA403 (like mine) loaders. He claims it was on...
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    Bought A PTO Arm Remover..........

    Or, at least that what my wife would call it. ;) We've been burning wood for heat for years. I feel I spend too much time setting wood into a sawbuck and using a chainsaw to cut to length. A few winters ago I worked on a local farm and got a feel for how much faster a cordwood saw is to cut to...
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    The Lamb Has Arrived !

    As they say....... March is in like a lion,out like a lamb. Last weekend...... a blizzard, this weekend 50 degrees. Thought I'd give my Kubota a bath. Shes worked hard all winter, and hasn't had a bath since December. Looks good........ doesn't she? :D
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    Backhoe  Woods Backhoe Buckets ??

    Does anyone know if Woods backhoe buckets are interchangeable between the 6500/7500 series, and the current BH70X / BH80X ? I'd like a narrower bucket for my 80X and found one that is off of the 7500. Thanks
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    Identify This Military Ammo and Gun

    I'll start with the ammo: I inherited a bunch of these belts when my father passed away. The cans are stenciled as shown. I took a pic of one of these standing next to one of my 30 - 30 rounds for reference. It appears to be about 71mm overall, from the primer to the tip. The only marking...
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    Have You Ever Weighed Your Truck?

    I have, and I was a bit surprised. I went to pick up a free load of oak firewood awhile back. It wasn't far from a truckstop, so I decided to stop in and weigh it. My truck / dump trailer wasn't long enough to axle out, but the scale did weigh the two pieces individually. Honestly, I was...
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    Questions Regarding Trailer Axles

    I've got a 7000lb 6 X 10 Bri-Mar dump trailer i use mostly for my own firewood. I'm contemplating putting heavier axles under it...... i easily max it out with a load of green firewood. I've contacted Bri-Mar, and there are no structural differences between my trailer and the same trailer with a...
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    Getting Rid Of My "Backhoe Loop"

    So I'm staring at my tractor's rearend the other day............ and I said to myself, "Self........ it would be so much cleaner without that loop hanging off the back of the tractor". I came up with an idea, maybe its been done before? I'm picturing a steel hydraulic manifold, bolted to the...
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    Today's Tractoring Video

    Cleaned up today's snow....... as much fun as ever! I dedicate this vid to my wife ;). YouTube - Kubota Snowblower
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    Anyone Need A Little Snakeoil?

    Increases mileage, AND reduces emissions............. Extreme Rewards - High Bandwidth Movie
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    Loader Valve Has Developed A Bit Of A "Funk"

    Ok.... i recently removed my loader and installed my front blower for the season. My tractor is a factory cabbed Kubota B3030 with the cable operated loader joystick. I'm seeing a problem i never noticed with the loader on...... but perhaps i just never noticed? My blower has the factory...
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    Getting Close To Snowblower Season.....

    and i want to add chute deflector control to my B2782 blower. Looking at the Kubota Wholegoods list...... is see a BL2666 - Hydraulic chute deflector kit (with electric selector valve) for $701.00. Does anyone have one of these? Can anyone tell me what this kit includes? My other option is...
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    Weekend Project ......... Install Woods BH 80X

    I picked up a Woods BH 80X this week. Thankfully, my local dealer (M B Tractor) had two sub-frame kits in stock. Sub-frame installation was very straightforward, and took a few hours. My local Kubota dealer also made the hydraulic lines for me this morning. Of course i couldn't wait to go out to...
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    B3030 HSDC Rear Wiper Install

    I bought the rear wiper kit from my local Kubota dealer today. The kits lists for apprroximately $122.00, but cost me $109.79. For anyone interested, it took me about an hour and a half to install. Below is the kit as it comes out of the box, and some pretty basic tools you will need to do the...
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    Do you make your own biodiesel?

    Much like so many others....... the cost of fuel is making me look into biodiesel. There are LOTS of websites out there that show how to do it, but i need real world answers from some that actually make their own. What is a realistic cost per gallon? How many months out of the year can you run...
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    Front Mounted Three Point Hitch

    After seeing a thread on this down in the Massey section, i just HAD to have more info on this. Member FredWalter sent me these pics he took at his tractor dealer. This kit is made by Wallenstein, and is in the $2,200 to $2,500 range (Canadian)....... with the current exchange rate, would...
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    Are Tractor Loans Unsecured ??

    It occurred to me today after i made an appointment to look at a very low hour, slightly used tractor. If tractors do not have titles, and a tractor owner has a loan out on the tractor........ if he / she sells the tractor but DOES NOT pay off the loan, is the new (meaning...... ME) tractor...
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    B2920 vs B7800 vs B3030

    I'm contemplating selling / trading my 190hr B2400 to upgrade to a new tractor. I'm looking at the three tractors above. I need to iron out their (non cosmetic) differences. I'm looking for apples - to - apples comparisons on FEL capacity , three point capacity, hydraulic capacity, etc. Specs...
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    Mowing  B2400 Belly Mower ?

    I've got my eyes open for a used belly mower to fit my B2400. Can anyone tell me what model numbers will fit? Any ideas on what might be different if i found a mower off of say, a 7610? Thanks for any help !
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    Show Me Your PTO Stump Grinder

    I've decided i have a use for a PTO powered stump grinder. Do you have one? Are you satisfied with its performance? What brand do you have? These seem to be relatively rare in my area, and have yet to see one in stock at any area tractor dealer. Please post links to any manufacturers sites who...
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    How Do I Report To A Moderator?

    Browsing through the classifieds, i see that TBN is allowing SCAM ADS !! We as members have been disciplined for linking other web sites, allegedly to protect members from fraud, however it appears TBN now allows scam ads in its own classifieds. TBN....... please police your own classifieds...
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    Christmas is Oficially Over

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    I may have actually OVERDONE it this time !

    Well, i had been looking for a reasonably priced self feeding chipper, and came across this. Now...... before you slam me for being 5+ PTO horsepower short of the manufacturers recommendation, let me say that any wood over 4 inches is firewood to me. I would never use this to its rated capacity...
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    York YB245 Sweeper

    I have a York YB245 (5') pto powered 3 pt sweeper that came with a tractor i purchased. Its had very limited use sweeping snow from the former owners lake house. I'd call the condition close to mint. Since i don't see me having a legitimate use for it, i'm thinking about selling it. I've never...
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    Recommend A Loader For My B2400

    Howdy orange room. Tomorrow i pick up my new-to-me B2400. I would like to add a loader to it, and i'd like some free advice. Stopped at the local dealer today, and they recommended an LA 352 FL. I'm not nuts about the tubular brace that runs across the cowl. Since they claimed the B2400 shares...
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    Can I Use Mini Skidsteer Attachments With My Tractor ??

    I ve seen a few lightly used mini skidsteer (such as the toro dingo) attachments for sale in my general area lately. Can these be used with my tractor. I would think they would be well suited, size, weight, and durability-wise, to my 18 hp compact tractor. As a for-instance... a post hole...
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    What Can Tell Me About Pneumatractor?

    Saw this not too far from my house. I could help but stop and take a couple pics. Looks to have two engines, but the rear one just compresses air. This appears to have been driven to where it is parked, and looks to be functional. Anyonw know if the tractor is driven off the crank, or is it...
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    Trailer Hitch Conspiracy

    OK... what gives??? I volunteer to pick up one of those rental boom-lift (snorkel-lift) contraptions from the home improvement store for my sister, since her Volvo wagon wouldn't cut it. They are adamant that you must have a minimum 1/2 ton with a trailer hitch with all components rated for a...
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    Slowing Down a Hydraulic Function

    I took my new backhoe out for a little test run yesterday...... dug a hole in the back yard to try it out. I found that, even at idle..... the up and down on the main boom worked way too fast. Just the slightest touch on the joystick caused it to jump, shaking the whole tractor in the process...
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    Backhoe Subframe For My 25 Yr Old Yannie

    Anyone bored enough to read my posts will know i recently acquired a once-used Woods BH6000 backhoe. It was a sub-frame mount hoe, which came new on a NH TZ25. I'm building a sub-frame to attach this to my trusty ole Yanmar YM186D. First thing i had to do was get two new hydraulic lines made so...
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    Which Line is "IN", Which is "OUT" ??

    Looking to have some hydraulic lines made this week for the remotes to power my Woods BH6000. Assuming there is an industry standard as to which line (pressure and return) gets the male or female coupler, can you tell me which line gets the pressure coming from the PBY on my loader valve? The...
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    Garage Sales

    You just never know what you will find when a guy wants to make some extra room in his garage, and git rid of some stuff he isn't using. Like a used-once Woods Groundbreaker BH6000, and a never-used, still-has-the-tag-on-it Woods LRC60 rake. Happy Birthday to me !!!
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    Can You Give Me Feedback on This QA ?

    Howdy All ! Spotted this on Ebay. Does anyone here own one? I'm assuming its another "made in China" attachment, sine it appears you order it and wait for it to be shipped directly to you. Wondering how the quality is on these. I've looked for a similar unit elsewhere, but have yet to find...
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    Backhoe  Anyone Own a Chinese Backhoe?

    Went to look at a used backhoe yesterday. Older.... maybe late eighties, early nineties...Kubota branded. Really well used.... pivots a bit sloppy, plenty of welds... bucket really sloppy. Anyway.... i'm looking small, six foot or so. NOT looking to spend five to six thousand. Mine will only see...
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    2 Pt to 3 Pt Yanmar Tiller ??

    Thanks to another member here, i was able to purchase a reasonably priced 48" Yanmar tiller (thanks Noah!). Problem is.... its a 2pt. I KNOW many of you have these tillers converted to a 3pt hitch ! Lets see some pictures ! Specifically...... i'd like this to attach to my I-Match hitch. Do these...
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    YFL-650 Loader Install

    I've been meaning to get around to posting these..... looks like today is the day. I was going to wait till spring when i got a fresh coat of paint on the loader, but due to requests from a couple other members, i'll post a few pics now. I came across this for sale on Ebay, and as though it were...
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    My New Used Dump

    I have to show off my new toy....ahem, i mean tool. I have been keeping my eyes open for a decent used Dump trailer for months. I found this one on Craigslist. Original owner went into the lawn care business, only to find out he could not make a profit competing with illegal aliens willing to...
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    How many miles on your Powerstroke?

    I'm looking at a 99 F250 PSD 4x4 (automatic). It looks well cared for and has 175,000 on the clock. How many more miles can i expect out of this truck? It will be my daily transportation, as well as occaisionally towing a 7000GVW open car trailer, hauling my firewood home, and perhaps...
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    Cute Little MTD Log Splitter

    There have been plenty of threads about splitters here..... TPH splitters, stand alone splitters, different brands and whatnot. I always stand up for the MTD splitters sold at the big box stores, and finally i have a couple pictures to back it up. I bought this splitter at the Depot about two...
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    Anyone have info on this contraption??

    I'm interested in anyones info on this rig .eBay: Yanmar Walk Behind Mini Bulldozer Diesel Dozer Crawler (item 220054850106 end time Dec-06-06 07:27:15 PST)
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    Tree + House = Treehouse?

    Anyone else in the northeast get a good storm today? My friend sent me these pics tonight. Apparently he had an exciting day. Yes..... this is his house !
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    Have you built a leaf vacum?

    Its getting close to leaf pickup time here. I've been browsing at leaf collection systems and have thoughts of building my own. Has anyone here built one that they can post pictures of? I've been looking at vacs on Ebay, such as the 10 - 13 hp "Billygoat" style leaf suckers the lawn care guys...
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    Does Anyone Else Have The "ViewTax"?

    Within the past few years, towns here in New Hampshire have been charging what is commonly referred to as "The View Tax". I'm wondering if other states have the same, or is it just New Hampshires government that has run amuck ? What it amounts to, is , if your house is on a hill, and therefore...
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    MSRP on 3030 Enclosed Cab/W FEL

    Does anyone in the northeast know what MSRP of a 3030 HST enclosed cab with FEL would be? Any thoughts on whether a dealer with one on the lot might negotiate on the price a bit?
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    Refinishing Wide Pine Floors

    I'm in the process of refinishing the pine floors in our 130+ yr old house, and i need some help. There are some good gaps between some of the planks. There is some type of filler between the planks...... which appears to be plaster. The same plaster in the walls, which, on the walls is mixed...
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    Tapping into my hydraulics

    Under my seat is this block...... marked "in" and "out". Would this be a suitable place to tap into my hydraulics for rear remotes. I'm dreaming about a hydraulic top link, and perhaps hydraulic controls for the chute on my rear blower.
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    Widening My Fenders

    I've been thinking about this for months, and finally yesterday i decided to start in on this little project. I run my rear wheels at one of the widest settings...... mostly to clear the bracketry for my Woods belly mower. Since that leaves my tires mostly uncovered by my fenders, i thought i'd...
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    12V linear actuators

    Has anyone used a linear actuator on any type of tractor application? I had thoughts of using one for a chute control on a snowblower. Do these work well in cold weather? the ones i've looked at on Ebay were rated at 250 lbs of lifting capacity...... though i would imagine that would decrease in...
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    Snow  Rear mounted snow blower on a Yanmar?

    Is anyone here running one? I have a YM186D with 18 hp..... perhaps 15 or 16 at the PTO. I'm thinking about a rear mount, and twisting my neck.... so that when Whats-Her-Name lets me spend the money on a FEL, i can use them both in the winter. I've looked at a Blizzard B54 and several local...
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    Need Free Info on Cub 2185

    Hi all ! I recently acquired a Cub 2185, and need a little info on it. It has about 500 some-odd hours on the clock. I've been going through it repairing or replacing whats worn..... belt, deck wheels,blades, etc. Anyone got any thoughts on what this tractor might be worth? I'll post a pic or...
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    Tires  Turf tires for my Yanmar

    I'm considering purchasing a set of turf tires for my YM186D. My ag tires have already done a number on my lawn, and if i'm going to mow at all, i'm thinking i want a set of relatively wide turfs on it. My 9.50x16 rears are approximately 31.5 inches tall, and my 6.00x12 fronts are approximately...
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    Chipper  WW Grinder Super Apache 240C chipper

    I had accumulated a brush pile the size of a mid sized car, so it was time for a chipper. Found a used one in an area classified guide. Went to look at it... it was in nice, nice condition. Always stored inside a heated garage... so i bought it ! It is a WW Grinder, Super Apache 240C. I didn't...
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    Started Building My 3pt Multi-Hitch

    I started in on my one-hitch-does-ten-jobs the other day. I wanted a hitch reciever for my 3ph, but figured i'd do one better. Looked at alot of others on this site.... stole a few ideas, and i'm gonna add a few of my own. I'm thinking i won't paint it any time soon, as i want to make sure all...
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    Out Pesky Swirl Marks !

    OK.... when you guys buff your tractors, what do you find gets out the swirl marks the best? I used the Meguiars two step, polish then wax. But i can still see a few light swirl marks in the finish.... maybe someone has found a better system?
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    Another ROPS question

    I'm adding a ROPS to my wish list. I've looked at a few web sites for Yanmar dealers, and haven't found a definitive answer to whether a ROPS is available for my tractor. Found a 187D with a factory ROPS in a post from about three years ago, so perhaps it was an option when my tractor was sold...
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    Best Loader For My YM186D

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    Ballast  Suitcase Weights

    Been keeping my eye out for a few suitcase weights to use on my tractor. Shipping them across the country would seem to be prohibtively expensive when it comes to say.... purchasing them on Ebay. Has anyone had any cut out of heavy steel plate at a steel shop? Anyone got any pics of some that...