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  1. spruce Deere

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    The process of procurement and making of firewood becomes an addiction. Well, it became an addiction for me anyhow. One cannot ever Seem too have enough though. Its in my blood. Its one of those things I can remember doing with homelite and McCullough chainsaws with gramps and my dad. Then my...
  2. spruce Deere

    LS MT3 57 Regens TO Often

    I found mine is almost he same. Plowing snow or dragging the transplanter relatively easy work, 1800/2000 rpm the re-gen indicator would flash, but then no re-gen. Then around 30/40-ish hours, re-gen. Now, tilling, pulling the cultavator deep, undercutter or sub-soiling in the 2000 rpm range...
  3. spruce Deere

    King Kutter quality plummeted

    I own a 60'' KK tiller and a 60'' landscape rake. Landscape rake is lighter duty, but what we use it for, cleaning up after processing firewood and rake'n the driveways, it should last the rest of my life. The tiller was bought back in 2010 iirc. Paint was lousy but the tiller has been very...
  4. spruce Deere

    Culti-weeder results....

    Jyoutz, a fellow tree farmer i know has such an imp!ement. It cuts and lifts seed!ings in one fell swoop. It mounts off to one side to handle taller grown stock. Old and tired, the whole thing is made from worn bucket cutting edges from a mix of front end loaders. Sizes from 980 cat down to...
  5. spruce Deere

    Culti-weeder results....

    2 year update.... The culti-weeder, undercutter, mini 3 point sweep plow style thing works rather well. Cuts roots below the surface whith minimal soil surface disturbance. This with fall spraying really has cleaned up on the thistles, alfalfa and ragweed in the tree fields. This straight blade...
  6. spruce Deere

    Help. Dunham cultipacker

    I would give sweet farm equipment a try. They carry wooden packer bearings. But wolc 123's fix looks good too. These old pulverizers were over-built and well built. I have a single roller McCormick deering I believe. It was my grand dads, then my dads now mine. Used it last year to roll in my...
  7. spruce Deere

    LS MT342 arrived

    Nice tractor and welcome to LS ownership. I'm at 475 ish hour mark with smooth sailing.... 'I did the 500 hr service at 450 cause I knew the actual 500 mark would come in the middle of busy time, like right now' Before the LS I was doing it all with the 790 deere. It was not affected by the...
  8. spruce Deere

    Grading Tractor and HD Box Blade vs. a small Dozer?

    I bought a early model well used case 1150B dozer with a 6 way blade 5 years ago. It had good 80% undercarriage but needed lots of love many other places on the old dozer but the price was right. Still have a couple leaks I have not got at but the work I have done with it has well past paid...
  9. spruce Deere

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Red fir makes up probably 60% of the wood I burn, 30% larch, 10% other stuffs like lodgepole, white fir, birch, maple that I come across that is good and seasoned easy to get at.
  10. spruce Deere

    Do You Have a Tractor Shed/Barn?

    The lean-too on the shop is the home for the LS and the Deere. Same for both sprayers and the tiller. Have a spot all leveled and graveled and ready for a 'machinery shed' for more covered storage. Weather is the second biggest wear on machinery I believe other than use.
  11. spruce Deere

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Looks like some nice red fir Sd455dan.... Sawed up a couple larger stem dead maple bushes last weekend, That was an adventure.... but the stuff sure burns hot and a long time. Also got started on the dead small diameter fir and larch patches mixed in the standing timber... I underestimated the...
  12. spruce Deere

    Everything Attachments poll

    1 Wicked tooth bar, Delivered earlier than quoted from EA. Performance is well past what I expected. EA Extreme duty 66 inch notched tandem disc, found it on craigslist so it don't really count. But the thing flat devours my hard clay like a hound eating burger. Its a shame. EA makes some darn...
  13. spruce Deere

    Year-round oil viscosity

    I have been running chevron delo synblend 10w-30 in the LS 3140H year round, Change at manual recommended hours. Always let it warm up a bit before going to work and always let it idle for a bit before shut-down to let the turbo slow and cool down...big killers of a turbo is lack of lube while...
  14. spruce Deere

    Buddy seat finally available!!

    I would have to lean against stand/on the fender and tranny to ride on the case 630 tractor or sit on the fender in the cab of the leyland 270. By the time the new 6600 cabbed ford rolled around, I was starting to operate them, but sat on the tool box in the cab of the 6600 occasionally. When...
  15. spruce Deere

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I lopped up the bigger branches on the locust in firewood lengths for the fire ring. One limb that reached well past others and would have caused damage to an aspen was brought down via 24 rounds from the 44 mag redhawk before felling the monster. Glad to be rid of the thorned monster. It...
  16. spruce Deere

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Did some logging in my yard today. Sawed down an ol' apricot tree that died last year and this honey locust.... Any body know the btu's of a honey locust?? Locust is dense, cut like a hardwood. Felt harder than the apricot tree when sawing everything up to a more easier to move sizes.
  17. spruce Deere

    Antifreeze

    Flush it and use the premix red cat coolaid, Work buys it buy the 55 gallon barrel. It's good stuff. My own stuff, it all uses good ol' green coolant. I treat the diesel engines coolant with wixcool, napacool what ever the treatment stuff is called. Really doubt going synthetic eng oil would be...
  18. spruce Deere

    Heads Up!!! Front axle vent knob cap

    I double checked mine, It works, and as a one way. Also found that my oil level was a little lower even after running it around initially after filling it. Good to check stuffs now and again(y)
  19. spruce Deere

    LS MT125 - Bucket Curl

    My 'GUESS' is cylinder....bucket cylinder packing that is.
  20. spruce Deere

    What do Y'all charge ?

    811 is a national call before you dig number. I did pre-works on all jobs, see if i could do the work or not, Give a ball park figger on said task or tasks. Looking at everything now I was LEAN on my guessing earlier.
  21. spruce Deere

    What do Y'all charge ?

    You are correct on the private work and bonds, but still have some kind of insurance. Just depends on how big one wants to go with there 'tractor work'. Like spraying or poisoning gophers.
  22. spruce Deere

    What do Y'all charge ?

    So many variables, input from every direction and perspectives... The owner/operator in my way of thinking is the quality of work, knowledge of 'how to' and/or efficiency of work done. Without me, this tractor gig business is nothing. I think where most go wrong is they think don't look at...
  23. spruce Deere

    3 point isn't working on 790 John Deere tractor....

    Did you clean the suction screen along with the filter? How is power steering, week or turn the tires with one finger easily? Is the hydraulic fluid level correct? Love my 790. Owned it since new in '07. There simplicity makes them easy to troubleshoot.
  24. spruce Deere

    Heads Up!!! Front axle vent knob cap

    If you could not blow threw it, maybe its a one-way valve deal??? I noticed that little hole in the blue cap when doing the 500 hr. Mine points to the front and upward when tight... Perfect for taking in contaminants if it is not a one-way.
  25. spruce Deere

    What do Y'all charge ?

    If I was to really to jump in with the hole hired tractor work gig with the implements that also work on the tree farm, I would do an LLC or something separate from the farm and 'rent out' equipment from the farm. Best to keep the farm stuffs separate.
  26. spruce Deere

    What do Y'all charge ?

    Old topic, Many discussions, So many variables. Me, Usually price by job. Have not done much commercial/custom tractor work for a while now. Looking at things currently, $80/hour and north looks ALMOST right for a 40hp and under.... Almost. Use to be a couple of posters years ago, farmwithjunk...
  27. spruce Deere

    Tooth bar vs none difference?

    Very nice!! Replaceable teeth looks like too. You will like it alot!
  28. spruce Deere

    fuel filter schedule

    I did not change the Deere 790 fuel filter till the 500 hr mark from new. It has 1200 hrs or 700 hrs on the filter now, water separator spotless of anything. I'm gun a let it ride. Did the 500 hrs service on the LS and changed the fuel filter also. I suspect a very long service life from the...
  29. spruce Deere

    Tooth bar vs none difference?

    That was the other tooth bar I was looking at oosik. Only thing was back blading a smooth surface with that style would always leave lines. Rankin makes good stuff. I have there 5 foot arena harrow and it works wonders in the tree fields. Mikester, a tooth bar will help fill the bucket faster...
  30. spruce Deere

    Tooth bar vs none difference?

    I put an EA wicked tooth bar on the LS XR 3140, The difference was night and day comparing the straight factory edge to the tooth bar. Digging into piles or moving compacted soils is where they really shine. It seems when I spin a tire now with the tooth bar on the bucket, its full. When tire...
  31. spruce Deere

    Grapple Top Dog Granite Grapple

    Never even heard of the brand top dog or a granite grapp!e. Gotta watch the ''tractor farm ranch'' supply stores with there quality Chinese made implements.....
  32. spruce Deere

    A year in review with my MT352HC

    I am 3 years into owning a LS XR3140H. The LS has been nothing but a reliable work horse from deep sub-soiling, cannon spraying, planting trees to light harrowing. I definitely use the LS tractor more. From going from doing everything with the just as dependable!e 27 hp Deere 790 with no cab...
  33. spruce Deere

    Trans hydraulic Fluid

    The service interval for the hydrostatic LS XR 3140 hyd/transmission was to change the filters @50 hours and again at 250 hours. At 500 hours change the oil and filters. I don't member what the chain of events is after the 500 hour mark, but I would lean toward filters and oil change at 1000...
  34. spruce Deere

    Has anyone built a sprayer for dispensing chemicals 30-40ft into trees?

    Google Jacto AJ 401 cannon sprayer....
  35. spruce Deere

    Fuel additives

    Having to deal with a Jelled up front end loader plowing snow 70 miles back in the mountains for a logging outfit 30 odd years ago, I do a few things different since and have had ZERO fuel issues since. Buy fuel from a reputable distributor, treat fuel with anti-jell year round, keep extra...
  36. spruce Deere

    Skid Steer or CUT for Road Maintenance?

    That's how I pull ditches with my rhino back blade. Pull the offset pin on the plow frame, swing it over, angle the blade down and hit the ditch. Mine is not as fancy as mntview's though, with all the nifty hydraulic movements.....
  37. spruce Deere

    Skid Steer or CUT for Road Maintenance?

    Tractor for road maintenance. Between my FEL, box blade, landscape rake and my tilting, angling and offsetting rhino rear blade not much road maintenance I cannot do. Top and tilt on a tractor with a box blade and front end loader you could pioneer a road in, level road bed, make ditches and...
  38. spruce Deere

    TOOL BOX AND INSIDE MIRROR FOR LS MT3 42 CAB

    Same issue here with tool box location since I bought my XR3140 in 2020 Been toy'n with doing what versysdale did...still have various items stowed behind the seat and on the floor by the pedals. Three years later.
  39. spruce Deere

    Front axle gear oil

    Used valvoline 75w-90 full synthetic in the front axle of the XR 3140 with some hot shots secret FR3 friction reducer for the 500 hr. service. Why the friction reducer? I had some so I Figgered what the heck.... The manual said to wait 5-10 minutes when adding oil to the ax!e. Did that and got...
  40. spruce Deere

    Ls5030 fuel in oil.

    Fuel in oil........ Hmmmmm
  41. spruce Deere

    Did the 500 hour service on the XR3140 today

    Its actually a little early hour wise 455 hrs, but rather do it now when I have time for it. Instead of taking time in the middle of planting trees, spraying or harrowing, tilling in the couple month window that almost everything needs to happen at once. For engine oil I used chevron synblend...
  42. spruce Deere

    LS XR4145 blown head gasket at 610 hours?

    Hmmmm, leaky EGR..... How does one check if the EGR is leaking?
  43. spruce Deere

    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    When I try to turn 3 of the four disc Gangs, I have to push on the gang to get it to turn. Only one will spin freely with little effort. I have a heavy 14 foot case offset disc that with a quick down push with your boot, both Gangs will spin quite effortlessly... new bearings a few years back...
  44. spruce Deere

    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    P.s it needs bearings.... For what the seller wanted for it, I'm still in good shape though😊
  45. spruce Deere

    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Thanks cycledude. I am anxious to really try it out once I get the new bearings in. I was curious how the 16 inch disc would work, the notched fronts are Definitely the ticket for chopping and cutting heavier residue and soil.
  46. spruce Deere

    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Sodamo, hook it up to your tractor and lift it up. Spin the disc Gangs if they spin freely with no bind the bearings are good. Grease the bearings if you can and go disc.If they spin stiff or with a bind, prolly got a a bad bearing somewhere. It will still work, but just prolonging or creating...
  47. spruce Deere

    EA disc purchace

    I did soak the adjusting cranks with blaster, cause I'm out of kroil. They are rusted but with what little I played with them turning the crank was easy. A slathering of grease on them is not a bad idea. I was curious about the 16" discs for field work, two passes on the aggressive setting I...
  48. spruce Deere

    EA disc purchace

    I had a good find on Craigslist Monday, An everything attachments xtreme duty deluxe box frame disc. It has been used, the 16" notched discs are excellent still but needs bearings. The rest of the disc is very good and of a very robust build. Besides needing bearings I drug it around anyways...
  49. spruce Deere

    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Unloaded my newest craigslist find, a 68" everything attachments xtreme duty deluxe box frame disc. Has some use, but in excellent condition. Notched discs front and back, adjustable angle. Early model but the build is herculean
  50. spruce Deere

    What Better Speakers Are You Putting In?

    Alpine speakers installed... Good sounding music, heat and a/c, all is good.
  51. spruce Deere

    What Better Speakers Are You Putting In?

    Have 4 inch alpine speakers on the way.
  52. spruce Deere

    What Better Speakers Are You Putting In?

    The quality of speakers from LS are below of a very low rating... I have been eyeballing the 4 and 5 inch speakers on amazon. Pioneer and Kenwood models more specifically. The cabs heat and a/c functions work Purdy darned good when needed though, Which over-rules music most of the time:D
  53. spruce Deere

    XR3135 - Unable to open bonnet

    Hmmm, better Check my Latch screws.... I did see on deplorable diesels web sight they have replacement buttons for the hood I mean 'bonnet' release.
  54. spruce Deere

    Mowing anthills

    Thinking back, I had success knocking down one ant nest.... I was clearing off the last of the to ugly no body wanted trees from one of our tree fields to replant. I was using my 1150 case dozer for the task when I found an ant nest I had forgotten about. I dug down into the dirt with the dozer...
  55. spruce Deere

    Mowing anthills

    Bifenthrin drench method= dead ant hill/nest. Removal of your choice. Mowing, knocking over has not worked for me.
  56. spruce Deere

    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Yep, my smv was quick to go mount and all... In the way hooking up stuff and killed vision from the cab. Luckily, I do not need to drive on the highway.
  57. spruce Deere

    What did you do on or to your LS Tractor today?

    Had to heat the one one my rhino rear blade...
  58. spruce Deere

    LS ECU

    That's not encouraging about your ecu beer_hunter. I do believe that's the first I have learned of going gunny bag though. It should not be that difficult, one would think, to refurbish an LS ecu. But, different things being 'locked under patent' might make it challenging. The good part of...
  59. spruce Deere

    Tractor Died While Blowing Snow!

    Yep, I'm 35/38 degrees and 28/30 at night. With rain and snow on occasion. Everywhere I Plowed is an ice skating ring now....
  60. spruce Deere

    MT225S Snow Blower ??

    Inverted 3 point snow blower.....Thats a snow blower that is turned around that mounts to the 3 point and you pull it. Would fit on any tractor and easier on the neck. There is couple different manufactures that build them. Front mount snow blower has advantages too. An LS front mount blower...
  61. spruce Deere

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    The wicked tooth bar is one of the 'implements' that has made my loader more efficient all around and the bucket more rigid. It will cost you a little more compared to other tooth bars, but I doubt anything elts comes close to the durability, longevity and quality of ETA'S wicked tooth bar.
  62. spruce Deere

    Tractor Died While Blowing Snow!

    I bet it's just the diesel bobrown14. Far as the fuel in the tank goes, I would just top it off with fresh fuel with the below zero dose of power service white bottle for 12 gallons, the capacity of the LS fuel tank.
  63. spruce Deere

    Tractor Died While Blowing Snow!

    Save some of that melt down for filling the fuel filter when you put it back on. Ironically, my younger brother jelled-up on of our ol'mans tractors Thursday. I was thankfull at the time, cause I was busy wrangling out a x-mas tree with the grandson and really did not want to fiddle with...
  64. spruce Deere

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    After a season of having the tooth bar on the loader bucket, it is a 100% improvement over the factory bucket edge. I am able to dig, load, move dirt, fill the bucket easier and faster. The ETA wicked tooth bar is the best.
  65. spruce Deere

    Tractor Died While Blowing Snow!

    I know fuel depo's have there own ideas of how much to 'blend' fuel for winter...
  66. spruce Deere

    Tractor Died While Blowing Snow!

    We had -17 below here, farm south of us by 5 miles had -25 below. Classic jelling. Warming the filter will help un-jell current fuel in the filter and let it start and run. Add 3/4 or so of a power service 32 oz bottle to the fuel tank. Or if there is room in the tank, cut it with some...
  67. spruce Deere

    It's Logging Season-Northeast

    Some people I have seen operate saws and equipment makes me wonder, 'How did they make it this far....'
  68. spruce Deere

    It's Logging Season-Northeast

    Been my experiences that its the things you don't see that are the most dangerous... Limbs falling out of trees, limbs flipping up and smacking tractor/you when working, sticks and things that Jill poke into stuff that should not be poked like tires, hyd lines and me, underground hornets nest...
  69. spruce Deere

    It's Logging Season-Northeast

    For non production just skidding some firewood, I have done good with a draw bar and chain also. Somewhere on here, someone built a skid apparatus from a 3 PT mounted receiver hitch thing, used chains and hooks simple effective thing. I am very careful with tractors in the woods skidding...
  70. spruce Deere

    Max mileage fuel additive any good for tier 4 tractors

    I just use power service white bottle, year 'round. Pour it in with 250 gal of fuel at the below 0 blend and no issues jelling or any fuel issues at all. 790 starts smoother with the power service juice. White bottle year round' so there is treated fuel in everything from Bulk tank to injector...
  71. spruce Deere

    Getting clay mud off tires easily

    Let dry, then drive around.
  72. spruce Deere

    Plowing County Road??

    Rural living is a difficult thing for some people and county manicupal authorities to understand. Where I live there tends to be a big dump of snow now and again, as in 3 feet plus over night. Back in 1968 late dec early jan, we were buried in 8 foot of snow in a matter of 24 hours. No lake...
  73. spruce Deere

    LS XG3032 Regen/dpf problems

    5030 has a point, Definitely with the 'regen' presses all is lost with fuel efficiency. Supposedly save fuel over 50 hours of operation just to burn off saved fuel for epa appeasement... What is the measure for fuel efficiency when in regen? Home run for the oil companies and the epa, that's...
  74. spruce Deere

    LS XG3032 Regen/dpf problems

    I have read somewhere on here a hotter thermostat helped with a similar situation as yours, Letting the engine operate hotter. There also was a post how taking the dpf apart and knocking holes threw it too alleviate any back pressure so there would be no more regen cycles. Drawback from that...
  75. spruce Deere

    Interesting LS Video

    Thank you for sharing HP942, informative and respectful video. I did not know LS had partnered with claas also. I did a lot of homework on LS before buying one back in 2020. Finding out LS is building New Holland's compact tractor line was a major point, and in the past Montana tractor and...
  76. spruce Deere

    Plowing County Road??

    The ol' man and I have plowed snow on our county road on several occasions over the years... not that the county would not plow the road, they were terribly slow to get to our road. Why call and complain if we can do it. Then one year the county called the ol' man and told him if anything...
  77. spruce Deere

    Comparison MT125 vs RK24H

    The dealer I bought the LS from is a yanmar dealer then LS. Now they sell 10 LS tractor to 1 yanmar.
  78. spruce Deere

    Better Radio For The LS MT342

    The stereo the dealer installed in mine was fine, the speakers that came with the tractor are of very low quality. But the comfort of the rest of the cab is very nice:giggle:
  79. spruce Deere

    Wet wood roads

    Road fabric and rock. Use enough rock to have a peek the middle of the road with gentle slope off both sides without getting to thin with rock on the edge of fabric to maintain road surface integrity.
  80. spruce Deere

    Comparison MT125 vs RK24H

    Well, between the two brands you are considering, LS hands down no questions. Why? In the hp range you are looking at, LS builds tractors for 3 kinda 4 different tractor 'brands' new holland, Case/IH farmall and LS mtron themselves. Dealers, parts and service will be easier to find and source...
  81. spruce Deere

    XR 3140H P.T.O 'neutral' lever, switch

    That's what I have been doing. Hook-up implement, try to line spines up with p.t.o shaft and coupler, when they don't see eye to eye the pry-bar in the yoke with perswuation does the trick.;)
  82. spruce Deere

    LS MT342 with loader leaks down

    The loader on my xr3140h bleeds off very slowly. No idea of the rate, but slow. Have 280 some odd hours on the tractor, but that's not all loader hours. I'm guessing 20-ish hours or so on the loader. Should be some info on acceptable bleed rate in a shop manual for the loader.
  83. spruce Deere

    XR 3140H P.T.O 'neutral' lever, switch

    Well dang-it.... guess I'll keep using the pry bar trick to line splines up.
  84. spruce Deere

    XR 3140H P.T.O 'neutral' lever, switch

    I thought so. I should look threw part diagrams and see what,where and how there is to do that, if it is a valve or physically disengages p.t.o clutches or how ever it works.
  85. spruce Deere

    XR 3140H P.T.O 'neutral' lever, switch

    Anyone here look into figgering out 'neutral' lever or switch for the XR 3100/XR4100 series tractors for the P.T.O? Share would make hooking up different implements easier by letting the P.T.O shaft from the Tractor turn freely. I read or had heard that the MT series tractors have such an item.
  86. spruce Deere

    High hour LS

    275 hours on my '20 xr3140H, All good times so far. For two years that's an average of 137.5 hours per year. Use it year round, gets most hours in spring on the tree farm. Less use as the year wears on. The 790 Deere has 1200 some odd hours on it, bought it new in '07. So in 15 years that...
  87. spruce Deere

    Hydraulic Pump Upgrade (Deplorable Diesel)

    Very good PCABE5👍 This is what makes tbn so great. Good write-up on the upgrade hydraulic Pump and install, plus a link provided to the outfit providing the pump and other useful items aimed at LS built tractors.....good stuff all around. I was wondering about heat being an issue with the new...
  88. spruce Deere

    JD 3005 loader spool valve rebuild questions

    Thanks diesel crawler! I bought my jd service manual a couple years after the tractor.... best thing second to the implements. Jdparts.com is very helpfull also
  89. spruce Deere

    JD 3005 loader spool valve rebuild questions

    Your 3005 should have load check reliefs on the side of the valve. My late model 790, aka the 3005, service manual shows them to be on the valve one for each port. Also looks like they might be serviceable right on the tractor.
  90. spruce Deere

    2013 LS R4041H Service Manual

    I do not have the link anymore. The dealer gave me 3 days to download and they closed the link, 2 years ago.
  91. spruce Deere

    2013 LS R4041H Service Manual

    When I bought the XR3140H in 2020 i think, Kinda got the run-a-round from the dealership also on a service manual preferably a physical manual, they don't corrupt or get cleared. Talked to the owner direct and a link was provided to download the service manual, At least I have one :)
  92. spruce Deere

    2 Bottom Moldboard What kind? Model?

    Looks like an old case BAR plow... BER plow I mean:)
  93. spruce Deere

    Plows versus tillers?

    Mold board plowing works better when 'breaking the ground' or when the soil has not been worked in a while. They cut tap roots and turn the dirt directly upside down putting top side debris under. Not so much mixing like a tiller. Mold board plowing is semi deep aggressive working of soil...
  94. spruce Deere

    HST hydraulic filter and fluid change owner's manual inaccuracy

    Vacuum trick here also. Ground down a piece of 3/4 pvc pipe to fit snug in the dip stick port. Lost very !little oil. I do what the manual states and what the dealer says... IF anything does happen, then its LS's and the dealers problem. No arguments to be had.
  95. spruce Deere

    Quick Fix for a Broken Hydraulic Hose?

    Cap it at the tractor or remove busted hose and make a loop with other hose back to the tractor if possible. Been there, the gotta keep moving thing... I kept moving right to town with hose in tow to have a replacement made, I have found that to be the best way.... But then there is days like...
  96. spruce Deere

    Tiller kick-stand....

    Like I have said, I have been harder on the KK than it's been on me. I have had good luck with my tiller.... and I use mine ALOT.
  97. spruce Deere

    Culti-weeder results....

    I'm tech not savvy, had to resize stuff. Here it is with teeth
  98. spruce Deere

    Culti-weeder results....

    FINALLY got to really work with the culti-weeder today. First run looked like you drug a box blade over the hard clay I have for dirt. So, back to the shop and fab'd up two long and skinny teeth and welded them on the blade of the culti-weeder in hopes of better ground penitration. That was...
  99. spruce Deere

    Trouble growing turnips for the past 3 years

    The place where I bought my collards seed, they say to rotate Growing out of collards two to three years. But sounds like deer or something has figgered out you are planting good viddles :)
  100. spruce Deere

    BUSTED IT UP GOOD.

    I have no experience with high speed and the Tuff Top canopy. Just low speed high torque run-ins with limbs and shop doors... Limbs lost also
  101. spruce Deere

    BUSTED IT UP GOOD.

    Tuff Top. Spendy. Yep. Worth it, double yep. My Tuff Top got into it with my shop door... the door lost. Can be removed easily also. But not by a shop door.
  102. spruce Deere

    Who makes John Deere Synthetic Oil?

    Back 15 years ago when I bought the 790, between me and the Deere dealer Looking were pretty sure we had the manufacture pinned down to chevron for deere' branded oils....
  103. spruce Deere

    Tiller kick-stand....

    Got home from work, greased my trusty KK tiller and hit the dirt today. I Was finishing up a 2 acre till from last night. I was tilling up-hill, not super steep but I noticed the LS was seeming to loose traction, stupid R-4's I thought... the loss of traction compared to R-1 I have noticed the...
  104. spruce Deere

    JD 450C Dozer?

    Exactly 4570. More done quicker, less time on job. Be it skidding logs, building roads, moving dirt or clearing ground. When I was looking for a dozer, 20,000 lbs was my minimum for what I needed and wanted to do. I work for a saw mill now. I run there D-7 dozer bought new in '75 till 3...
  105. spruce Deere

    JD 450C Dozer?

    Well, it sounds good..... Here is my take on dozers of that size. In this part of the state I live in we had one of the most sales of JD dozers nationally at the local Deere dealer back mid 70's early 80's. The logging was booming and the woods was full of the little JD crawlers doing...
  106. spruce Deere

    3 point wont lift

    Check the hydraulic outlet Control levers. I had the same thing happen and I found that I had bumped the non-detent lever forward and it killed the three point function. I also had adjusted my flow valve and had the same problem, it does not take much of a turn on the knob to change or lock...
  107. spruce Deere

    Some mods to my new LS

    Nice additional mods (y) I like the toolbox placement. Did you drill holes or was there holes already in the loader frame? I'm Leary of poking holes in the loader frame.
  108. spruce Deere

    What DON'T You Like About Your New LS

    At 210 hours, like my XR3140H quite well. The steering is slow, as in ya half to turn the steering wheel twice as much compared to my 790 to make turn. And the warning beeper for the parking break is completely obnoxious, or was;) That's about it so far
  109. spruce Deere

    Best uses for chlorinated brake cleaners

    Still have a choice here of crc green or red can brake kleen...
  110. spruce Deere

    Greetings and Salutations

    Welcome aboard kilroyJC Nice looking tractor also A case 430 is more tractor than any 8n.... Nostalgia aside.
  111. spruce Deere

    New pump and Spayer calibration

    Yes there is a filter in the system, It is at the pump intake. Its a simple build, there is no pressure gauge or anything fancy. I have 3 different booms I use with it. A 3 nozzle 'boom less' thing for when the trees are crowding into the rows but weeds still need controlled, a four foot boom...
  112. spruce Deere

    New pump and Spayer calibration

    The shurflow pump on my diy sprayer give it up on me earlier when I was getting everything ready to spray for weeds... I'm thinking that little 3.3gpm 'gallons per minute' pump lasted me at least twenty years, not bad. I invested in a everflo 5.5gpm pump this time. Almost double output the...
  113. spruce Deere

    3039H hydraulic problem

    Not sure what is going on with that. Have you cheked the oil level in the transmission to see if its at the correct level? Sounds like its low or out of hyd. Fluid or just is not getting enough. Might pay to invest in some sort of magnetic heater to place on the bottom of the transmission...
  114. spruce Deere

    Seafoam for real?

    Sea foam user here. With today's low quality gas even the non-ethenol stuff, all of my gas cans get sea foam added to them at fuel up. That way all the small engine implements I use get it. Says on the can keeps fuel fresh for two years, I have an old husky 288 chain saw with sea foam in the...
  115. spruce Deere

    Was able to work the dirt today....

    I had doubts of availability. But the deere dealer I deal with had everything on hand but the 'shaft' or the wheel hub. The price was the real surprize for me.... well under what I expected.
  116. spruce Deere

    Worked the dirt, planted trees

    Thanks mred2 (y) That most definitely counts, More care must be taken wrestling the bigger trees!
  117. spruce Deere

    Worked the dirt, planted trees

    Ya, we spray for the rhizo also, It not so bad here but present. Have more of an issue with weevil getting in the tops than rhizo.
  118. spruce Deere

    Worked the dirt, planted trees

    Colorado blue spruce , Kaibab variety.
  119. spruce Deere

    Worked the dirt, planted trees

    These spruce are for ball and burlap, dug by a spade once they get 6 foot and up. We have used the water retaining crystal s that turn to water jelly. Even used a root inoculate stuff with water jelly crystals. Speed is key, well consistent steady speed for nice even rows.... So is a good...
  120. spruce Deere

    Worked the dirt, planted trees

    The spacing is 8 foot by 8 foot Tcowner. A tree every 8 foot. Would prefer 10 foot just don't have the room. IndyJay, we plant at .7 mph. Seems slow but that's light speed compared to hand p!anting so there is not much dust. I have modified the planter with an old office chair and an umbrella...
  121. spruce Deere

    Worked the dirt, planted trees

    Put the LS to work today and my ol' whitfield transplanter. With a crew of 3 my better half, a nephew and the crank of a tractor operator 'me' we got 900 spruce seedlings in the ground. Averaged about 133 trees an hour. We planted by hand for the first 6 years. It would take us 3 days to plant...
  122. spruce Deere

    High fuel cost and wood

    Cannot afford to sell my firewood... Prolly double or triple my heating bill between house and shop, main source of heat and have had zero supply chain issues with it also. Whole predicament sucks a big hairy basket of rotten eggs.... Frustrating it is.
  123. spruce Deere

    Was able to work the dirt today....

    The price was a surprise. The drive gears for both sides was 800 something range iirc. My better half tilled the two cultivated acres today in the pic posted earlier to ready the field for planting. She managed to till the whole thing without a hitch or a tire falling off:).
  124. spruce Deere

    Was able to work the dirt today....

    Alrighty, the good folks at deere had all my parts in three days... with expedited shipping an extra 21 bucks. Got it together tonight and the 790 should be tilling tomorrow, weather permitting. $261.72 all told for parts
  125. spruce Deere

    LS SAYS A REGEN EVERY 2 HOURS IS NORMAL

    I would do what bobrown14 says, plus a new fuel filter and new air filters. Or did the dealer do this already? Have you noticed if the engine uses any oil doing all the regens? To me, a regen every two hours its telling you something is not right, be it emissions garbage or engine, fuel... 50...
  126. spruce Deere

    Was able to work the dirt today....

    Thanks fellas(y) Nothing like the smell of fresh turned dirt There is always something to see around here... Sun rises and sun sets, tires falling off tractor axles, non-endangered grizzly bears in the tree farm. Not to mention occasional combat with skunks.
  127. spruce Deere

    Was able to work the dirt today....

    This 790 made it 15 years. I was careful but used the heck out of it being it was my only tractor... lucky I guess. Used full synthetic gear oil from the first change also, but the gears still lost teeth.
  128. spruce Deere

    Was able to work the dirt today....

    Yep, cultivated area is for more seedlings oosik.
  129. spruce Deere

    Was able to work the dirt today....

    Going to plan spruce tree seedlings in this field Iman. This field has fairly good exposure so it is mostly workable. It does have a deep draw on the south that still has prolly a foot of snow, that will be a while yet oosik.
  130. spruce Deere

    Was able to work the dirt today....

    Was able to do some cultivating today. Weather was stellar, soil is getting workable on the flats but still pretty soft in the draws. The 790 was pulling threw everything like a hot knife threw butter just a little tire spin threw the mucky draws. Then something happened.... It was my bad, I...
  131. spruce Deere

    Lets see your best tractor pictures

    The 330c shovel logger I operate at work My XL3140H round harrowing between tree seedlings XL 3140H tilling before planting
  132. spruce Deere

    LS MT352 filter kit?

    My local Napa was able to cross all filters except the engine oil with wix filters. The engine oil filter must have a manufacture 'hold' on specs. The XR3140 takes the same air inner and outer as my 790, both of the same Donaldson housing and numbers. Believe it or not, Deere wanted less than...
  133. spruce Deere

    LS MT352 filter kit?

    There was not a 50 hour kit for my XR3140. Had to buy the filters individually.... at least threw the LS dealer I am dealing with anyhow.
  134. spruce Deere

    Orange Goop Possibly Coming Out of Tire

    Looks like a plug.
  135. spruce Deere

    WICKED Toothbar will Transform Your Bucket

    AR 450 is just plain good stuff.... ETA makes it better;)
  136. spruce Deere

    Should I worry about this gasket in fuel filter?

    Yep, it's a floater. The 790 has one too. My bowl is black on the LS and cannot see into it...it has the water sensor apparatus hung off the bottom of the bowl.
  137. spruce Deere

    Right Front Wheel Hub Broke

    Yikes!! that is not cool for 49 hours.... Should be looking at a 50 hour service not something like that!!!
  138. spruce Deere

    Free LS Tractor Cooler - Nice!

    The more swag a brand has, the more that brand seems to cost.... Just look at Kubota, New Holland, deere... All shwagg heavy, deere being in the lead for that is my guess, and deere reflects the most you would prolly pay pound for pound of tractor. I bought a 790 Deere brand new 15 years ago...
  139. spruce Deere

    Do you take it to the dealer for maintenance or do it yourself.

    My LS has an LS engine... I'm not by the tractor to read the engine tag. I do not remember reading Mitsubishi anywhere on anything. The 300 model loader on my 790 has been 100% good. Zero breaks, cracks or anything of the sorts, and I USED the thing. I had the relief set so I could lift 1000lb...
  140. spruce Deere

    Greasing a LB1100 Backhoe

    The ears the pin goes threw may not be inline very well. Could be a groove wore into the pin and is caught on the bushing in the end of the hyd. Cylinder. Heavy duty heat gun means the torch right??
  141. spruce Deere

    high pressure tree sprayer run on PTO

    Jacto AJ401 Blast sprayer. Like mine. Check out my post in LS owning/operating 'three hours cannon spraying'
  142. spruce Deere

    WICKED Toothbar will Transform Your Bucket

    If you put just a slight bend in the buckets cut'n edge, the wicked tooth bars wedges REALLY holds the tooth bar tight... :)
  143. spruce Deere

    Do you take it to the dealer for maintenance or do it yourself.

    My 790 has the model 300 deere loader. Bought the Deere shop manual not long after the 790. I have had to replace the hydraulic implement pump twice, my own fault, replaced the bevel and drive gear on both sides of the mfwd and two water pumps. Original water pump missed the three year...
  144. spruce Deere

    Do you take it to the dealer for maintenance or do it yourself.

    Do all my maintenace myself. Lube, oil changes, minor or major repairs. I have a real paper jd factory service manual for my 790, a flash drive with the service manual for the LS... Wish it was a real life physical paper manual though.
  145. spruce Deere

    3 point Culti-weeder

    The plan is to use it in between the rows of seedling trees to keep the weeds down without disrupting the surface of the soil like a harrow or a tiller would. Maintaining surface tension helps maintain moisture, valuable commodity. I'm over a month out for any dirt activity unfortunately....
  146. spruce Deere

    Tires Titan tires warranty

    Torque cracks. Nokian skidder tires in the 28L size iirc, did that after little usage. They were warrantied them.
  147. spruce Deere

    Best grapple for a cutover?

    Depending on what your plans are, some of that debris is good for the seedings. Looks fairly clean all and all. Might want to look into burning regulations, restrictions, seasons and what not. If its 20 odd piles scattered over 48 acres, they must not be overly large. I'd burn the piles right...
  148. spruce Deere

    Best grapple for a cutover?

    Looking at your pictures, you have pine seedlings planted in that mix.... They must have been planted with a transplanter judging by the lines of soil with trees sticking out from them. You have a built in forest in the making if the whole acreage is like the pics...
  149. spruce Deere

    Greasing a LB1100 Backhoe

    How long since last greased?? Almost sounds like there is grooves wore into the pin holding them in the bushing, but being wore that much they should still take grease. Try a grease fitting cleaner tool. One you fill with a light oil, latch it to the grease fitting and then smack the tools...
  150. spruce Deere

    What is the good Chainsaw for clearing?

    Always been partial to husky myself. Owned stihl, but back with husqvarna. The two brands of saws I would consider for day in and out reliability over and over. I like a mid-range saws 365 or 372xp hushy or 440 or 460 stihl. Awesome power to weight ratio and handles 28" bars well to save on...
  151. spruce Deere

    Strange Hydraulic Fluid Cloudiness (Massey GC1725M)

    I have had JD hy-guard cloud in COLD weather. 76 brand tractor/hyd. Oil would cloud also in the cold. Both clouded in original buckets I asked the 76 bulk dealer about it and they reassured that there was nothing wrong with the oil.
  152. spruce Deere

    3 point Culti-weeder

    Almost rock free. It's not for deep tillage, more of a below the surface harrow.
  153. spruce Deere

    3 point Culti-weeder

    Seen a version of this on the farm show web site. The idea of this implement is to effectively control weeds without completely disrupting the surface of the soil too conserve moisture. Farmer in Canada claims better yields, better moisture retention and so on. I was hooked, so I decided to...
  154. spruce Deere

    Loader Joystick upgrade

    The adjustments for that must not have had enough adjustment range??
  155. spruce Deere

    Loader Joystick upgrade

    Yes, but generally not during loadering....:)
  156. spruce Deere

    What attachments should you use on a tractor to clear land.

    I did fire mitigation work. Cleared many acres of brush and 'beautiful trees' from around structures Nature is beautiful to live within, from a defensible distance.
  157. spruce Deere

    Loader Joystick upgrade

    PCABE5, were you able to buy a new curved joystick stem or did you fab up one??
  158. spruce Deere

    What attachments should you use on a tractor to clear land.

    Best attachment I have found for clearing ground..... brush rake is not pictured with unfortunately. This way you will have a tractor left for the clean up and future tractor work.
  159. spruce Deere

    New tractor arriving this Friday. What do I need?

    If you have not noticed, the tractor is the cheap part of tractor ownership 😁
  160. spruce Deere

    My experience with the 50 hour service.

    DB, for the price of the dealer to do that for you its well worth the investment of a couple filter wrenches. The metal strap type from lisle are of a great benefit and investment. Channel lock makes a good set of filter pliers also. They can be not nice to a tight filter, but they have very...
  161. spruce Deere

    Installed a calc-an-acre II in the XR 3140

    Thankfully, there is no fire ants here... Plenty of other nuisance, crop destroying insects to deal with though. Spraying for insects in the tree fields is where the calc an acre helps the most though. I can enter how wide of swath I am covering and it will tell me the acreage I cover and how...
  162. spruce Deere

    Installed a calc-an-acre II in the XR 3140

    We will be planting mostly blue spruce. Being able to know and keep constant speed greatly helps keep trees you are planting in consistent, even spacing... That was to slow for the first Speedo we tried. We mark out the field with rows, but having a constant speed the transplanter operator...
  163. spruce Deere

    Installed a calc-an-acre II in the XR 3140

    After using a not so accurate, frustratingly slow to get a signal off-the-shelf GPS speedo unit, I upgraded to a calc-an-acre II satellite unit. Calc-an-acre is a device used widely in the ag industry for accurately measuring acres worked, speed, application rates being applied and other...
  164. spruce Deere

    Tool box

    I was thinking it was. Same saw I have, just minus the fancy mounting to the tractor (y)
  165. spruce Deere

    Hay Farmers getting out of farming

    I have one neighbor who sold all his cattle, 20 odd head i believe.... Kept the damn horses though, four of five I believe. The price of beef was tanked to boot but all the pastures were gone due to the lack of rain and the lack of moisture also all but killed the hay production. Very light...
  166. spruce Deere

    Tool box

    Cycledude, I tried the behind the cab spot for a tool box like yours it was more in the way than not.... Especially hitching up to the jacto blast sprayer. The loader mounted box is slick.... Smokeydog, is that a 372 husky in the sabbard??
  167. spruce Deere

    MT3 reliability

    I'll jump in here... We bought a LS XR 3140H in 2020. The only thing wrong with our tractor was one of the stop blocks that when you curl the bucket back up was higher than the other. It would touch almost a full quarter inch before the other side would, Dealer ground it down till both stops...
  168. spruce Deere

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    Here it is fellas... It scarifies ice real well jstpssng. For me, it worked good 'back dragging' angled for the serrated teeth into the ice with minimal down pressure. Grooves the ice good, and the ice shavings freeze back down to the ice after a while creating more traction.
  169. spruce Deere

    WICKED Toothbar will Transform Your Bucket

    Here is my wicked tooth bar. Been using it lately as an ice 'scarifier'. Some was wondering on how the wicked tooth bar would work for that, and purdy darned good it does.... It will shave grooves in the ice and the shavings will freeze back to the ice creating more traction. Works best for...
  170. spruce Deere

    Fix'n to get a Tiller

    I have a 60" KK tiller. Run the hell out of it every year preparing fields for tree seedlings, minimum of two acres per field. Makes real nice smooth, even tilth of soil for planting seedlings. Sometimes I will break ground with a heavy off set disc before tilling, sometimes I just hit the...
  171. spruce Deere

    LS Tractor USA Parts Website

    I have noticed on my xr3140 there is serial number breaks for different parts. Then I look at boomer 40 parts for the xr3140 and some things make more sense than the LS online parts....
  172. spruce Deere

    WICKED Toothbar will Transform Your Bucket

    Happy ETA customer here (y) Like my wicked tooth bar on my LS XR3140H. While I was installing the tooth bar on the bucket I found that the factory cutting edge had started to bend, but after installing the wicked tooth bar the ever so slightly bend is gone. Everything attachments did good...
  173. spruce Deere

    Leak in a elbo fitting on my front loader curl function

    Hmmm, invest in some aerosol brake parts cleaner Wipe oily area off on the cylinder with rag real good. Spray down the whole end of cylinder with brake parts cleaner to get rid of oil residue. Operate as usual stopping often to look and see where oil is escaping. My guess is looking at the...
  174. spruce Deere

    Seat operator present safety switch, Do not lift a cheek....

    The xr3140 will allow PTO operation if the E-brakes on, tractor in neutral.
  175. spruce Deere

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    I did give that some thought. ETA provided the bolts to do so. But with the slight bow in the bucket cutting edge, the two fit quite tight together. I was happy with how it snug it is, knocked holes in the side walls of the bucket in the right location so the side bolts fit on the end of the...
  176. spruce Deere

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    Here is a picture of the wicked tooth bar....finally. Installation was straight forward and very easy. I did find out the buckets cutting already had a slight bend in it already. Positive I did it cause I checked it when new and it was bow free...
  177. spruce Deere

    Dozer usage

    2 acre pond is a good size pond. How deep ya gunna make it? If you could have one dug by someone for 10 grand, the price of the dozer you have in mind that would be the way to go. BUT, nothing matches the feeling of dozing dirt, clearing brush, skidding logs and sculpting the earth with a...
  178. spruce Deere

    Seat operator present safety switch, Do not lift a cheek....

    My issue with the seat switch is the sensitivity of the thing. I leaned forward to open the door to let out a bee... it was easier to reach the door lever as the tractor killed and the momentum helped speed-up my reach for the door lever. Silver lining I guess... Like the loop idea. Least...
  179. spruce Deere

    Dozer usage

    Well, my 1150 case dozer leaks a little even when parked. I disconnect the batterys and make sure the smoke stack flap is down when I park it Most of my components are wore enough seizing is not an option. The track rails, rollers and idlers were all replaced and had only a year or so of use...
  180. spruce Deere

    Napa Gold 1334 oil filters have changed....

    Iirc, a 1064 had less holes and was taller compared to a 1334 just like your pic shows. Maybe wix 'consolidating' filters?? Both work on the 790 and the Hyundai Santa fe we use to own...
  181. spruce Deere

    MT125 Fuel Gauge Stuck

    My fuel gauge in the xr3140 after fueling up will sometimes hang up just on the far side of the full mark... Then after a while after being parked or moving it might read completely full.
  182. spruce Deere

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    Got the tooth bar on the 23rd, installed it Thanksgiving morning, I will get pics posted. The thing is a 70 lb. Beast of serrated metal teeth. When installing it, found out I was already starting to bend the buckets cutting edge.... But that's cured now!!!
  183. spruce Deere

    Seat operator present safety switch, Do not lift a cheek....

    I am not sure of the style of switch, cushion or switch on seat suspension.
  184. spruce Deere

    Shortage or did I get finessed?

    True. My Napa has 'supply chain' issues with different filters, oils and other stuffs. BUT in my opinion, the local Napa is the hind tit store in a chain of Napa stores owned by same person.... Purchased just to have the presence, not to provide.
  185. spruce Deere

    Sea foam

    I have used sea-foam to fill diesel filters after changing and have un-jelled starting to jell diesel with it. I treat diesel year round with power service white bottle. The 790 starts better and smother and the same with the 1150 dozer.... And when the temps drop, I am fully treated from tank...
  186. spruce Deere

    Seat operator present safety switch, Do not lift a cheek....

    Does seem to happen more with the cooler weather. By-pass would eliminate future ailments and frustrations, switch failure, sudden engine kill in the middle of operations....
  187. spruce Deere

    Seat operator present safety switch, Do not lift a cheek....

    The operator present switch in the seat of my cabbed xr3140h is rather sensitive. When I have the cruise control set when planting, tilling or doing what ever if I so much as lift a cheek or reposition a little in the seat the tractor kills or almost kills with very little loss of butt-in-seat...
  188. spruce Deere

    My experience with the 50 hour service.

    When I did my 50 hr. I did the same trick on the engine oil filter.... Why so tight, why is that damn line right there. All my filters were TIGHT, except the hydrostatic filter, like yours. On keeping the fluid in the tranny, I ground down a piece of 3/4'' pvc pipe to fit the check/fill port...
  189. spruce Deere

    Tire capacity

    My tire place didn't have my tire size for an amount so they quoted me the next size up in amount of rimguard. IIRC, I was just north of 500 bucks for filling 43-16-20 tires on the rear.... Beating the dealers price for doing it by around 250 bucks. Around 900 Lbs of more stability, traction...
  190. spruce Deere

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    Looks like around the first week of December is when I should be getting the the tooth bar.... Frustrating, but that is how things are right now.... And might be for a while
  191. spruce Deere

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    Even just for small scale, compact tractor style earth moving of dirt with roots and rocks a tooth bar really speeds things up, makes the job easier for the tractor, fel and operator. Ever been using your fel slowly going along filling the bucket and been stopped, tires spin a bit by a rock or...
  192. spruce Deere

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    As far as scarifying icy roads, I think the design of the tooth bar would work o.k..... But with much care taken on the pushing it with an fel. Catch a lip or a high rock could custom bend something, even in float mode. Even back dragging would have caveats, but could be done. I prefer chewing...
  193. spruce Deere

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    Thanks johnnymx(y) We have a heavy clay soil here also. Its a bear to dig in....with anything. It holds plants, trees and brush with untold tenacity. The deeper you dig, the harder it gets. The wicked tooth bar just looked like it would be the best for what I have to deal with from sod to the...
  194. spruce Deere

    Storing Tractor Implements

    That is a slick set-up boylerman. Some of my implements are under the shop lean-too, some parked in a line out in the weather. When I get around to finishing the machinery shed, I just might 'build-in' implement storage like that Price of lumber right now I can wait...
  195. spruce Deere

    Ordered a eta wicked tooth bar

    After mulling over different bucket tooth bars for the LS xr3140 fel, I settled on everything attachments 66 inch wicked tooth bar. They are 3 to 5 weeks out iirc, but I can wait for quality. I live outside of there free shipping area 'Idaho' so I will have a shipping fee. After looking at...
  196. spruce Deere

    Front axle pivot grease zerks..... or zerk

    Update..... have not heard from the dealer since May now. I Like the tractor...... good thing its a New Holland, kinda sorta
  197. spruce Deere

    What's your favorite degreaser?

    Mineral spirits Brake clean Purple cleaner First two I use the most. They don't freeze, brake clean is portable. Purple cleaner is strong stuff and can be deluted from melting grease and etching aluminum power to general soap cleaning
  198. spruce Deere

    Wheel Bearing Failure

    Parts and labor just over 500 bucks, that's real good Just did the bevel and drive gear on my jd 790 front axle both sides. just those four gears and two gaskets was close to 900 bucks.... No labor, I did all the work. $396 some change per side, Deere holding up there reputation.....
  199. spruce Deere

    Tractor canopy

    Tuff top, The big one. Makes a lot of shade and is incredibly 'tuff'. Messed up my shop door with the tuff top canopy on the 790.... My fault, not watching what I was doing, door not all the way up. Anyhow, canopy more or less wooped up on the metal door and the canopy came out unscathed. I...
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