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  1. Buggs67

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Looks like BYD is gearing up to enter the USA market. A plant in Mexico would be a foot in the door. And this truck looks aimed at America. https://www.motortrend.com/news/2024-byd-shark-phev-pickup-truck-first-look-review/
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    Oil & Fuel tractor turns over but won't start

    Is there a relay that supplies power to the solenoid? or is the power coming directly from the ignition switch? I've seen on this forum when non-start issues were a bad ignition switch (I guess not supplying power to the relay or solenoid).
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    Oil & Fuel tractor turns over but won't start

    Thanks all. I will check the air cleaner; something I hadn't considered. Finding the solenoid is half the battle. While I'm familiar with gas engines this is my first experience with diesel.
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    Oil & Fuel  tractor turns over but won't start

    2014 CK2510H with about 1,000 hours. It cranks over just fine but won't start. This started by the tractor not starting after I shut it down while working. It cranked fine. I stopped. Let it sit a minute and it started like normal. This happened again so I thought fuel starvation and changed...
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    Tire Chains for Traction on Turf Tires - Areas Beyond Snow?

    Nice tractor. I agree with the others - see how it goes. Chains, especially the Euro type (which you commonly see on forestry tractors/log skidders) are expensive. On a separate note; after mowing for a while with the FEL on I was frustrated by the lack of maneuverability. I removed the FEL...
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    Kioti ck series ballast

    I also like to be able to tow while having ballest. I made a 55 gal blue plastic barrel into a ballest using about 4 80# bags of concrete mix plus rocks and scrap iron. I also embedded a 1 1/2" reciever I had laying around so I can tow my log splitter and trailers around. I weighed each item...
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    Waterproof Solderless Heat Shrink Butt Terminal on sale

    How Ironic; The Amazon link took me straight to the product I was talking about. And many people here went on about crimp connectors. Just goes show many people do not read the posts. I assumed I would get a lot of pushback saying "I've been using these for years". I wasted my time posting...
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    Waterproof Solderless Heat Shrink Butt Terminal on sale

    These connectors are on sale right now at Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T1HYJ9G/ref=twister_B08HLLPW6V?_encoding=UTF8&th=1
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think Grumpycat drank the WHOLE pitcher of Koolaide.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I thought the same; turned out my neighbor's niece was expecting. He use a lb of Tannerite and two lbs of pink powder. The next time he loaded his cannon with a couple lbs of pink powder. Nice to live in the country.
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    Whining

    I am going to try the Mobil 424 (aka Mobil Del Vac) with my 1,000 change. My dealer recommended Wolveshead and it whines worse than Traveller from TSC.
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    Mobil Delvac Tractor Hydraulic Fluid 124788 and Mobil fluid 424 the same? good/bad

    Nolts has a location whose sevice dept I have no confidence in. So they get no business anymore.
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    Mobil Delvac Tractor Hydraulic Fluid 124788 and Mobil fluid 424 the same? good/bad

    I am about to do my 1,000 hr service. I used Wolfshead on advice of the dealer but I think it whines more than with the TSC fluid I used last time. I don't use that dealer anymore so I have to get the filters my mailorder.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    While I'm not an enviromental radical I do try not to contribute to the landfill anymore than necessary. We recycle as much as possible and I try to reuse what we can. I stopped buying beer in bottles because in my area there is no recycling of glass; it all goes to the landfill. I recycle...
  15. Buggs67

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Some guns are interesting, some are fun too shoot, and some are works of art and engineering genius. While my semi-auto .22LR rifle is low tech and maybe boring to some I find it fun. And much cheapper to shoot than the AR15 or Tavor. I really like my 1911 but it's no good for CC, so I have a...
  16. Buggs67

    Oil & Fuel Oil Analysis of Traveller Premium Universal Hyd/Trans fluid

    Thanks for sharing this. When I changed my engine oil I saved a sample to be tested (about 850 hrs on engine; about 110 hours on the oil). I think I will also do my trans fluid when I change it at 1,000 hrs (coming up soon). I am going to try Mobil Del Vac (same as 424) this time. I used...
  17. Buggs67

    CK 2510 Issues/Problems?

    I've been very happy with mine (2014) and it's got about 900 hrs on it. Only problem I've had is one of the FEL cylinders had to be rebuilt and the boom joystick needed repair, both at about 500-600 hrs. The cruise control stopped working at about year 2. I tried to see what was wrong with it...
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    Roto Mower 24

    This vintage mower is at a local auction that is going off June 5th. https://fahnestockauction.hibid.com/lot/157957850/vintage-moto-mower-early-1950-s?ref=catalog
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    Using backhoe ports for toplink on CK/CX

    I use it to actuate a side link so I can tilt my rear blade or box blade. I wish I got a cylinder with a pilot valve.
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I don't want to think what that cost! It's getting expensive to shoot, except .22lr. Even reloading is getting expensive and hard to find components.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Re: Bread Machines. I bought mine at a yard sale for $5. The young mother selling it didn't have time or energy to use it. She also sold me a recipe book. It makes a funny shape loaf so I use it on the dough setting and make a part rye flour loaf. I mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and put...
  22. Buggs67

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    A friend of mine was attacked by a doe while he was hunting. It was on him before he could use his rifle (Upstate NY). As it trampled him he was able to get his 9mm out and shoot it.
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    Potential power increase for CK2610?

    I've been reding thru all this and hoping to apply it to my CK2510H. It has a different engine Daedong 3A139LFB diesel 3-cylinder 6-valve but I am hoping it will work. It appears that there are two lock/jam nuts and the center screw with the slot is the actual adjuster. Cutting off...
  24. Buggs67

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    with the way the S&P dropped if he had about $500,000 he would have lost $100,000. And that is the broadest measure of the stock market. My largest investment is in S&P 500 index funds. Historically it returns about 10%. It'll recover and so I'm dollar-cost averaging now with more investments.
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    2014 CK2510hst more hp

    Also after watching tat video someone mentioned adjusting the timing> Does anyone know aboout this? My tuning experience is limited to IC engines.
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    2014 CK2510hst more hp

    Question; my CK2510H will rev past the marking for the 540 PTO revs. It will rev to 3,000 RPM. Is there a rev limiter? will operating at higher revs give me more power/fluid flow and/or pressure.
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    pressure gauge to check hydraulic pressure on Kioti CK2510

    This is great. They have charts and PDFs to match up your Quick Connector. I asked my dealer to check all my pressures while he was fixing the BH joysticks and rebuilding an FEL cylinder but I don't believe he did.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    He was "terminated". Once he'd fulfilled his function, outlived his usefulness, he was a liability politically.
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    Loader creeps down

    No way it should be doing that this new. Bad cylinders or valves. Warranty claim.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I did it based upon my wife's WRX which averages 22 mpg at an average of 12,000 miles/year. 12,000/22=545 gal used X $0.569 tax= $310
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    After the being at war I'd think they were not too upset with being bored.
  32. Buggs67

    Ballast box questions

    My BB is not early heavy enough, and it sticks out too far. Plus having the hitch on the back of the barrel is good for moving trailers and the log splitter around.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    The question of range has been made moot. The question is...can you charge while you are driving?
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    Best Chainsaw Sharpener under $300

    I usually touch up the chain on the saw with a file and guide. I got a HF sharpeer at a garage sale for $5 and it works OK. I've also used rotary stones ad that's fast. I like that Timberline setup and also the diamond file w/guide and 12v motor.
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    Have any strange delivery experiences being rural?

    Our experience has been good with everyone except FedEx. We are up a 1/3 mile gravel driveway that is well maintained and USPS brings packages to the door ad leaves them out of the weather on the porch. Same for UPS and Amazon. Only FedEx has sucked. When my backhoe thumb arrived they threw...
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    Ballast box questions

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    Ballast box questions

    I made mine out of a 55 gal plastic barrel and filled it with stones and some concrete (3-4 bags).
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    2004 Mazda B3000 V6 3.0 should I change water pump after storage at 83,000 miles

    Many people over look changing the air in their tires and checking the blinker fluid.
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    Pads for BX25D backhoe & a Box Blade question

    I thought that was a lot for a used box blade; I bought my County Line 5' for about $600 around 2016. So I looked and am surprised it's now $1,200!!
  40. Buggs67

    Driver's License... What Vehicle did you use?

    '72 Dodge Dart 4 door. Mom's car. In NYS we did it on the road in regular traffic in the center of town. The parallel parking was done on regular civilian cars on the street and the K turn was in the straight stretch of Main St. We laughed at the NJ drivers who took theirs in parking lots. I...
  41. Buggs67

    Anyone else seeing signs of an early winter?

    We've had trees dropping yellowing leaves but I put that down to how dry it's been. And while I can understand how someone in BC might want an "endless summer" I'd prefer spring, a short cool summer and then fall.
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    Road Rage, revisited.

    There are quite a few in the Bear Mountain - Seven Lakes area. I used to drive there frequently in the 70-80s and they ran smoothly. The one at the western end of the Bear Mountain bridge is quite large. The state recently put one in here and it's too small. And the drivers are so used to...
  43. Buggs67

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    And then there is this: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a40678400/usps-mail-truck-fleet-more-electric/#:~:text=The%20U.S.%20Postal%20Service%20has,will%20be%20battery%2Delectric%20powered. I think this is a good use for EV. Enough range and recharge at night when there is less demand on the...
  44. Buggs67

    Mobil Delvac Tractor Hydraulic Fluid 124788 and Mobil fluid 424 the same? good/bad

    Interesting... it's available at some stores, not at others within this area.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Not sure if this has been posted before. Range of 100-140 miles. Car and Driver electric truck towing test https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a40896618/ev-pickups-towing-test-hummer-rivian-lightning/
  46. Buggs67

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Re: Locking doors at night. My dog would alarm at the door opening, but I lock my doors so I won't have to shoot an intruder. Now if they are going to break widows and try to enter that's on them and I'll defend my wife and home.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This article is interesting Re: the tax credits for EVs which it appears most cars will not be eligible for... https://apnews.com/article/electric-vehicles-tax-credit-cfd3d9322230446f65d629b05c2ae551
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Very True. My cousin who's had a good life and good kids (and grandchildren) recently lamented that she just wished she'd planned better for retirement and saved more. I'm thinking she is going to have to rely on SS and maybe part time work.
  49. Buggs67

    A Tracked Zero Turn????

    I found it interesting that low hours machines were available. At a reasonable price it seems.
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    How agriculture works thread

    It must be nice to have a profession you actually want to do. My wife taught for 33 years and every August she was anxious to get back in the classroom. And she missed it when she retired.
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    ATV tires on a Zero Turn?

    I was going to comment that the tires are on backwards (in the picture). I've never pulled a wheelie but I'm very cautious on slopes. With the old tires it started spinning once and almost slid off a drop-off.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    When my wife became a teacher in the early 80s no one wanted to do it because it paid so bad. The male teachers trying to support a family worked two jobs. And in 40 years, even with a masters and 40 extra credits she has never earned more than me. When I was working people would say "I don't...
  53. Buggs67

    ATV tires on a Zero Turn?

    FWIW I had issued with the Big Bite tires on my Hustler. Skidding and spinning. But since they are an off size there are few bar style in 22X11-10. SO I ended up with these: https://www.carlislebrandtires.com/our-products/product-detail/stryker/ I had to cut the fenders as they were a little...
  54. Buggs67

    A Tracked Zero Turn????

    https://www.tractorhouse.com/listings/for-sale/kubota/f3680/farm-equipment
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    Suggest a grass collection system?

    OOPS. This one seems to be discontiued. But HD has one for $1,600 https://www.homedepot.com/p/Agri-Fab-32-cu-ft-Capacity-Mow-N-Vac-26-Bushel-45-0577/318459110
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Your avatar is unique too. Self descriptive??
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    My BIL lives there; worked for SpaceX, got in on the ground floor and did well for himself. Retired at 55 and bought a ranch 2 1/2 hrs N of LA. He likes the climate, hates the politics.
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    Suggest a grass collection system?

    https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/1395750-agri-fab-163cc-b-s-soft-top-mow-n-vac.html
  59. Buggs67

    Titan Attachments Quick Hitch Initial Review

    That hook would've eliminated a couple adjustments I had to make. The HF hook doesn't extend far enough. And one of these would be good for the FM
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    Titan Attachments Quick Hitch Initial Review

    I have the HF QH and while I've had to make a few adjustments I'm please with it overall. I had to use bushings for the FM and rear blade, but I use it as is with my weight barrel and rake and BB. It's ice to back up and drop the weight barrel and then back up and attach the blade or rake w/o...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    :LOL::LOL::cool: "More than 360,000 people left California in 2021, in what some are calling “The California Exodus” — many leaving for states like Texas, Arizona and Washington." CNBC 6/11/22 "More people move to Texas from California than any other state. But... why? 37 percent of...
  62. Buggs67

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Lou I was born and raised in NYS (Rockland Cty outside the City). I only moved to NJ in 1981 when that was only place I found a job. And the income taxes were lower. Always thought I'd return to NYS one day, maybe retire in the Catskills. NYS is still beautiful, especially Midstate and...
  63. Buggs67

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I too was chained there by my wife's mother. And her father who was in a nursing home. It wasn't until my MIL decided to move to PA to be closer to her other two kids and grankids that my wife would agree to move. The only consolation is that I was far north by the woods so I had places to...
  64. Buggs67

    The day the music died.

    Re: the title of this thread. Last night we watched The Buddy Holly Story starring Gary Busey. I'd thought I'd seen it before but I guess not. It was so good, even my wife liked it. And Gary did all the singing himself. While it's sad to see our rock stars pass away I'm still amazed that...
  65. Buggs67

    Case of Beer

    That would be me. Guinness would be nice.
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    You are welcome to come to PA and spend your money.
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I was damned to there for years. Broke free in 2017. Can you still buy ammo online? That's where I do most of my purchases. That and the occasional gun show. Went to PA or NYS for the gun shows.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Imagine trying to replace that with electric vehicles. That's a lot of kWhs
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    How agriculture works thread

    That's a pretty wild machine. I'd like to have seen more video of it maneuvering and deploying it's tracks from straight ahead drive to sideways operation.
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    How agriculture works thread

    That was fun to watch. Looked to me like he was really moving. I wish they'd shown some of the loading of the bales. That was also a nice looking rig.
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    Aging..

    Winter doesn't bother me. The cold seems to actually invigorate me! And here it only gets real cold at night, when I'm inside and asleep. It's also odd that heat didn't bother me until I was over 50-55. Also about the time I got Lyme which was undiagnosed for quite awhile. My favorite times...
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    Aging..

    Mowing is OK. I usually do it in parts, about a third at a time but it doesn't wipe me out like real work. My body keeps reminding my brain I am NOT 45 anymore, but I don't like feeling like I'm 75 (cuz I'm not). I'm getting around to admitting I can't do it all anymore. The heat is just...
  73. Buggs67

    I modified my Bxpanded backhoe thumb

    The additional teeth make a big difference. Nice to be able to manipulate the BH from the driver's seat. I have to get off, and climb on the BH seat.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    2011 4 door sedan. Not an STi
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    The article says they negotiated him to give up. A much better outcome. We had a Domestic situation where he had beaten his wife and was shooting his gun off into the night. He had the wife and three children inside. While we set up a perimeter and called out our SOU our dispatcher talked to...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    My wife's WRX is optimistic on MPG. When it says we are getting 23 mpg (just a eg) it is actually 22._. The speedometer is also off about 3-4 mph based on roadside radar signs and GPS. In my experience most speedometers are reading higher than actual speed. My Mazda is also off 4 mph. The...
  77. Buggs67

    Latest grab by auto manufactures

    I started watching but he is too panful to listen to.
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    Latest grab by auto manufactures

    I think tariffs are the right answer sometimes. But there are no easy fixes. I guess I'd be happy if they were subsidizing something I wanted to buy
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    On a a funny note; their SWAT team is called TNT. Almost as good as the Fatal Accident Reconstruction Team AKA, FART. Ours was just known as the Fatal Accident Team, so we were the FAT guys.
  80. Buggs67

    Yellow Jackets under deck enclosed by ceiling.

    Thanks for all for the ideas. I can only see the side of the nest since it's under the boards. I am going to try the wet/dry vac idea first. I have two and if the small one dies he gave his life for a good cause. I think I'll also set up a trap. I had another one under my stand-up...
  81. Buggs67

    Yellow Jackets under deck enclosed by ceiling.

    I have a second floor deck where the bottom is sheeted with steel siding to make a roof over the patio under the deck. I have used several cans of yellow jacket spray on the nest from above but they are still there and very active. Any ideas how to kill this nest? I got stung 4 times in about...
  82. Buggs67

    Should I even think about 2 wheel drive

    Everything you've said screams 4WD.
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    Three children, one adult dead in farm tractor crash in York County, PA.

    From the satellite view there is a campground nearby. Perhaps they were on a hay ride and were ru off the road. NO matter; it's still awful.
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Can't the powder be used? I had a problem with creatures in my yard; I cut the tops off shells, poured out the shot and used the resulting blanks to share off the critters. They have not come back.
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    Latest grab by auto manufactures

    Along the same lines, thought process, is the Gov't subsidizing electric vehicle. By giving a tax credit to buyers and installing the infrastructure to charge EVs they are using MY tax dollars for EV producers and purchasers. It's as bad as them bailing out banks who then pay US 0.05% interest...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    If you read the article they found Tesla was only 8% at fault. The operator was found 90% at fault and the father also at fault. The technician removed the speed limiter at the request of the 18 yr old who was the operator, with a history of reckless driving. IMO the father owns the fault for...
  87. Buggs67

    How agriculture works thread

    I was wondering if that was a driving force. As a side note I've noticed a lot more unplanted fields around here this year. And most wheat fields have been harvested and the straw (?) baled, mostly in large rectangular bales. I guess headed to be mushroom dirt.
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    Latest grab by auto manufactures

    In 2012 we toured the Austrian and Italian Alps by MC. Our leader rented a European GPS. I brought up the rear and checked our route each morning on detailed maps. And each day I'd watch the leader drive past our turnoffs. And then we'd pull onto the shoulder to try to figure out where we...
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    Post your BBQ And meals

    I don't use it for cold smoking, but the tube with pellets will keep the smoker about 100. The electric element is too maintain 225 for smoking meat.
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    My neighbor had a lot of wood shavings so he packed them in tin foil into 6" long slugs and shot them Off
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    AWESOME! Did you see my post about putting the gunpower in tin foil?
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    FWIW my fried who has a similar cannon; 2 1/8 bore and same look/carriage. He makes a small cup out of tin foil and puts in the powder (looks to be about 1/4 cup) and seals it into a small hockey puck shape. He puts this down the barrel and tamps it in place. Then he tamps in crumbled...
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    Post your BBQ And meals

    I got one of those SS smoke tubes too. My electric smoker wouldn't generate much smoke unless it was turned up high. And the I had to open the door to restock wood. Now the electric element can keep the temp steady and the smoke tube will supply smoke. Still experimenting to see how log a...
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    What tractor do you think is the quietest ever?

    I would be interested in trying an electric ZTM. I've had my Hustler 3 years and just got it sorted out (I hope) so I'm not interested in changing horses mid-stream. The Ryobi is the same as I paid for the Hustler and the EGO is $1,800 more. I've added a few Ryobi One+ tools and are happy...
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    What tractor do you think is the quietest ever?

    I misunderstood (I think) the reference. It appears you are talking lawn tractor/mower. My CUT is quiet enough to not need hearing protection even when mowing with the 60" FM. However...my Hustler ZTM is quiet enough when just driving but when the mowing deck is engaged it's like being on the...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    What to watch: EVs' share of North American vehicles is accelerating and could hit 28% by 2028, and 59% by 2035, per consulting firm AlixPartners. EVs currently represent 5.1% of registrations. The largest concentrations are the West Coast Cities and Texas with San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    For me an EV will not be an issue as we have enough low mileage cars with many years remaining life. I'd guess I'll be 75 before we need to consider a new car. And I'd be OK with one for most of our driving. Setting up a 220 charging station would be work as our fuse panel is in the basement...
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    No, he was shooting with another neighbor. I'd guess more like 40-60'. And His range is just under 100 yards measured on Google maps (and by his measure). That's where we shoot high power rifles. (NOTE: I misspoke on my first post about his rifle range)
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    He's a believable guy. We're pretty informal shooting here. I don't know how long my ranges are. His is about 100' for his rifles and about 40-50' for handguns. And mostly we shoot at homemade steel spinners or such. Since I don't hunt accuracy is not Job 1, fun is.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Actually I think you said "Calm down" and I am calm. And I don't need a clear runway, I just like to look thru posts before commenting. I didn't take offense.
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    My neighbor has a CZ .22LR with a fair scope on it and from an improvised front rest he's shooting dime-size groupings (so he says). He reports it to be fun and reasonable cost.
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    Feedback on a 92 Corvette Hatch back coupe?

    Best of luck to your son and you; this is not a great time to be buying a car, new or used.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I just waded through page after page of arguments NOT related to Electric vehicles. And I didn't see one word about the recall of Toyota and Subaru new electric vehicles. I'd expected it to be an electric related issue. NOPE! The wheels might fall off.
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    A GREAT movie suggestion

    Princess Bride is one to buy, it's so good. I also liked Pulp Fiction but the wife does not. Grosse Pointe Blank is also funny and interesting. Sliding Doors is another interesting movie, also available on Amazon. Many people are raving about the new Top Gun. I don't get how he can fit the...
  105. Buggs67

    A GREAT movie suggestion

    The Reacher series on Amazon is better. I'd read all the books before the movie and Tom Cruise is NOT Reacher.
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    Feedback on a 92 Corvette Hatch back coupe?

    At least he has an open minded involved father. He will get the benefit of your experience and also his own. My father refused to approve of me buying my first car (at 18) and so he would not be involved. So I fell in love with a car and bought it. It was a POS and a money pit. He sold it...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Hit the nail on the head!! Also how interesting that a thread on electric vehicles has been derailed into a discussion/argument about PV and batteries and payback periods. And China building coal fired plants.
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    Foods you ate growing up that most folks don't eat today

    Usually NY Strip as that is much cheaper and often available in a full strip (about 12-14 lbs). I will often cut a roast of 3-4 lbs and then slow roast it on the grill to med rare, much like Prime Rib is done. Delicious with homemade horseradish sauce. When I was a kid we did not have steak...
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    Road Rage, revisited.

    When I was still OTJ we used to create massive traffic jams at rush hour trying to clear accidents. Naturally many of the accidents happened at areas where the road curve tightly or there was an entrance/exit or stop light. And all the rubberneckers made it worse. And it was made worse when we...
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    Foods you ate growing up that most folks don't eat today

    Moss, that is probably as good as it gets, but I'll stick with the medium rare steak.
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    Road Rage, revisited.

    There is a lot of frustration and anger in the world today. And it easily comes out when someone on the road with you starts F'ing with you. The people who brake check, or purposely prevent you from passing, the "left lane loafers". Best to be like a duck and let it slip off your back. A...
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    Road Rage, revisited.

    We call it an Alternate Merge. Most people are good about it. The circle/roundabouts and 4 way stops are a different subject. Many people are clueless re: who has right of way and/or hesitant about going. And the 4 way stops screw up people's concept of ROW at a regular 2 way stop.
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    Foods you ate growing up that most folks don't eat today

    I don't have much to add to this thread. We ate pretty normal stuff and the worst thing was liver. My Mom pan fried it til it was like leather. I remember sitting at the dinner table alone at 9pm with my cold liver still in front of me. In later years she didn't over cook it and served it...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I don't see that. While the delivery fluctuates I see that gasoline deliveries has been lower. What I find interesting is the volume of diesel vs gasoline.
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    Is new equipment really that hard to come by?

    Yep. My 06 Jeep LJ is in great running condition but the body is rusting in many places. I'll keep patching it and driving it until one of us is dead.
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    Post your BBQ And meals

    I love to cook and smoking is both fun and rewarding. Unfortunately as time goes on I have fewer people to cook for. My wife is indifferent to meats as a whole and like Italian type food better. So I tend to only smoke roasts when I have people coming to visit. I have a couple nice beef...
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    Is new equipment really that hard to come by?

    That is a NICE truck! And down there if FL they probably don't rot away like up here in the salt belt.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I didn't know his!! Seems like a lot of forest to maintain one ship.
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    Top Brands

    True. I am done with my dealer. Couldn't (wouldn't) fix the ZTM they sold me. Put off repairs, stalled until it was almost out of warranty (3 years). Finally got it back and after 2 hours mowing a part they worked on fell out. But have found one only a little further away who seems to value...
  120. Buggs67

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    That is an end-run. If you can't ban or confiscate the gun make it near impossible to shoot. Which solves nothing. A fruitcake who wants to shoot up a school or supermarket isn't going to care if he pays $2/round. And he won't care if the 30 rd mag he picks up online or privately is illegal.
  121. Buggs67

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    So the Fed Gov't is celebrating June Teen-th on the 20th. Par for the course.
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    Top Brands

    First of all, your JD 2520 is a Yanmar engine. So it's green is only skin deep. And if you're only mowing 1 acre any tractor will do. It's all the other attachments that make the difference. My BIL has an LS; very nice. I have a Kioti and I like it but it's too big for mowing even my 3...
  123. Buggs67

    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    If it can be turned on a lathe, machined on a mill or welded he can make it. He made his own Gatling gun from scratch; fired .45 ACP. Also made a .50 cal bolt action from a barrel someone gave him from a Ma Deuce.
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    I was thinking along the same lines. ATF is a good cleaner/solvent. Clean out what crap in in front of the ball first. Also tapping the fuse hole for a zerk is good; then just cut off the top of the zerk and you have a new fuse hole. My neighbor makes cannons just like this. 2 1/8" bore, fir...
  125. Buggs67

    How agriculture works thread

    Around here I am noticing many fields that are not yet planted or tilled, just weed filled, while many others have corn 6-8" and beans and alfalfa growing. Seems like a lot of inactivity. I was wondering why; we've had good rain and temps. Possibility of farms changing hands or family crisis...
  126. Buggs67

    Riding mower RIO (Ridiculous Idea On the Onset)

    When I bought my Hustler ZTM the salesman pointed out that putting the control handles out to the side automatically sets the parking brake. Which is nice. I still have to shut off the PTO but that is a safety device I can live with. My tractor has to have the clutch depressed (HST) to start...
  127. Buggs67

    Over 70's: Do you remember your first pizza?

    Some people say a White Pie is not pizza, but I like a White Pie with sliced tomatoes and bacon.
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    How long were you OTJ?
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Shoot!! I paid $350 for my used w/box S&W M&P Shield .40 at the dealer (consignment) and tht I was getting a good deal. A while back J&G Sales had police turn-ins (23 &27 in .40) and they were in the $450 range. I almost bought one and then though of how many rounds went down the barrel.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Some good points. Our economy/economic model is in turmoil. Inflation and possible recession. The FED is probably going to raise rates again and the stock market is already reacting. It's difficult to buy a truck/car if you did have the cash or credit, and the price would be MSRP Plus...
  131. Buggs67

    Saving Money as Prices Increase

    At the Giant food store $100 spent = 100 reward points = $0.10 gas discount. We do better at Sam's club where their gas is always $0.20-.40 cheaper than elsewhere depending on grade. Plus the Sam's credit card gives 5% rewards on ALL gas purchase, even other stations. So the $4.81 gas is...
  132. Buggs67

    Saving Money as Prices Increase

    The revenues from the gasoline tax (in NM) are distributed as follows: State aviation fund – .26% Motorboat fuel tax fund – .13% Counties and municipalities – 10.38% County government road fund – 5.76% Road funds of municipalities – 5.76% Municipal arterial program – 1.44% General fund...
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    That was the weapon I carried for the last half of my LEO service. It's a midsize frame, 13 in the mag. IMO a little large to carry except in cool weather; we off-duty carried the 27. My S&W M&P is almost an exact duplicate of the 27 except it's a single stack. I have small hands and so the...
  134. Buggs67

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Referring back to comments about the FN and Ruger 5.7 guns I came across this: https://palmettostatearmory.com/palmetto-5-7-rock-complete-pistol.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=daily_deals&utm_campaign=20220613&utm_term=morning&utm_content=RK01-51655123115
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    Saving Money as Prices Increase

    Actually, in the town I lived in last the town was down to 12 DPW workers (from 40+) and used private contractors to plow most of the roads. The state hired private owner/operators and trucking companies to plow the State highway. So unless there was more than 4" (the level at which they...
  136. Buggs67

    Saving Money as Prices Increase

    No, it's not. The Gov't throws all the money in one bucket and then spends it. And here in PA the tolls from the PA Turnpike do NOT go to maintenance and improvements. It's just another form of tax that supports Gov't spending. And the tolls are high.
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    Over 70's: Do you remember your first pizza?

    WOW. Being from the NYC metro area originally we always had pizza and the person making it and serving it spoke with a Italian accent. Ironically since I lived in a town that was predominantly Irish and Italian I never had a bagel until I was in college. And it wasn't until I was about 33...
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    Is new equipment really that hard to come by?

    FWIW I went on the local Mazda dealer's web site just to see what a car costs; they only had 3 new cars in stock. And this is a major dealer with multiple brands in a well populated area. I'm glad I have all the cars/tractors/ZTM I'll need for the foreseeable future. One person said something...
  139. Buggs67

    Riding mower RIO (Ridiculous Idea On the Onset)

    I had to search to find out what RIO stood for. My BIL's lawn mower would shut off if the blades were engaged and you put it in reverse. What a PITA. It also shut off if you got off it with the deck engaged. We disabled both. His tractor (an LS) will also shut off if he doesn't set the...
  140. Buggs67

    Modern equal to mythical Stihl 026 chainsaw?

    I bought an 025 16" bar back around 1996 and besides a new carb, spark plugs and getting the auto-oiler fixed it's been great. Still rides on my tractor and is my go-to saw. I bought a Farm Boss to get a 20" bar and I don't think it's as good a saw. Seems down on power. My brother has an...
  141. Buggs67

    Uh, ok.....

    Well in this same vein, in California bees can be fish. Yep. https://slate.com/technology/2022/06/california-endangered-species-bees-fish.html
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    https://www.npr.org/2022/05/20/1100263364/buffalo-shooter-body-armor-fewer-regulations-than-guns I saw one site that sells 11x14 armour panels to go in a backpack
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Interesting. I'd like to see if it makes a difference if they were using a body-like structure behind the vest. I'd like to conduct some tests like this but don't want to lay out the $$$ to destroy a vest panel.
  144. Buggs67

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Good point. While this tread does go off on tangents it's usually interesting and it's fun learning new things. Mr Moss you are one of my favorite commentators on this site.
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I've never had the opportunity to shoot a 57, Ruger or FN. I would imagine it'd be easy to control and get back on target. Also that round will penetrate body armor and some nut-jobs have worn BA during their killing spree. It does appear large to carry. I carry in a belly band; a side...
  146. Buggs67

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    It's part of the drive to get us to transition to electric vehicles.
  147. Buggs67

    ZTM Flex Forks

    This is the suspension seat mount I got (although I got it for about $150 2 yrs ago). It's a noticable improvement...
  148. Buggs67

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Wouldn't let me read it either. NYT does the same. After a certain number of article it doesn't let you in. Unless I open my browser "Incognito".
  149. Buggs67

    I have no idea what to buy

    True; I did use my ZTM to tow my aerator and it has pulled my small yard trailer. I usually do that work with my ATV. And, of course, I have my tractor for most tasks.
  150. Buggs67

    I have no idea what to buy

    If your property is 1.9 acres you'll be mowing much less. Lawn/garden tractors can mow well and some new models are very maneuverable. The HST ones are nice; no gear shifting. And with a plow and wheel weight they can do snow. Usually cheaper than ZTMs. ZTMs are great for faster mowing...
  151. Buggs67

    ZTM Flex Forks

    When I bought my Hustler ZTM they offered Flex Forks as an option for $300. As I was pushing the budget already and they didn't seem like they'd do much I declined. I thought it interesting that they'd replace the forks the mower shipped with and I'd get no credit for the forks. Anyhow I'm...
  152. Buggs67

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    This is something I don't remember, maybe never knew...
  153. Buggs67

    Zero turn mower advice

    While we are talking about ZTM and suspension; Opinions on the Flex Forks? Do you notice the difference? worth the cost? They were a $300 option when I bought my mower so I passed. The suspension seat mount helps (only cost $150).
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    We had them in the 90s in NYS, which charged a $0.05/can/bottle deposit. Feed in the can/bottle and at end it prints out a receipt we'd turn in for cash. No deposit in NJ but the town collected the cans/glass and sold it for recycling to help cover garbage collection costs. Same with paper...
  155. Buggs67

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I looked for it and we don't seem to get it here. We like the Lone Sar Law and Louisiana Law and North West Law (Washington State) as well as Northwoods Law (New Hampshire).
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I would like it if there was more required labeling as to country of origin. I heard in a news radio broadcast that many US calves are shipped to Mexico for fattening (where it's cheaper) and then shipped back to the US for slaughter. Also many products just list "Distributed by" or "Product...
  157. Buggs67

    Moving a shed

    I painted my shed with barn red and white trim. I always check the rack at HD/Lowes for the mixed paint that the customer rejected. Good paint cheap.
  158. Buggs67

    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I just purchased their Engine Code reader. The check-engine light came on in the Mazda, and while I was picking up the ZTM from repair the light came on in the Jeep just as I was pulling into HF. I skipped the cheapo $35 and splurged for the $55 one. Worked OK. Jeep needs O2 sensor(s) and the...
  159. Buggs67

    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Around here they call it "going over the Mountain" it being Blue Mountain and Carlisle or Mechanicsburg the destination. Both about 15 miles/25 min.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Except for recording the studio/record version David Bowie and Freddie Mercury never performed "Under Pressure" again together. They jointly wrote/recorded the song as a result of a chance meeting/encounter in Switzerland.
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Good of you to stop and assist. Most people just want to rubberneck and take photos and video. The car I was following yesterday was all over the road (3pm). I was waiting for the head-on collision but we turned off. I'm thinking they were texting. First they were weaving at 40-45, then...
  162. Buggs67

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Speaking of Smart Phones, I just got my first (because my flipphone was no longer supported). My neighbor has Consumer Cellular and he's been happy with the service. I got a new Motorolla Moto Power for $160 and service is $20/month with 1 G of data. just wanted it to make phone calls and...
  163. Buggs67

    Zero turn mower advice

    I got a Hustler SDX 54" because I was being loyal to my local Kioti dealer and it was a good value. I got a lemon and the dealer was useless and Hustler Corporate didn't really care. It's been in the shop 4 times and I just got it back. It's now 3 yrs old, 134 hrs and the warranty has...
  164. Buggs67

    Moving a shed

    Funny how "Moving a shed" became "Cleaning out and refurbishing a shed". No criticism intended. I've been following every step.
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    My gun time today will be tucking if it's holder for the trip to pick up my ZTM at the repair shop. Since the incident in Buffalo I decided no place is safe. I used to go to the tractor/mower dealer unarmed. I wonder if that nut-case would have done that in a CC state. Maybe, I'd consider...
  166. Buggs67

    CK30 Hard to get into 4wd

    Mine goes in/out better if I drive straight a little first, and maybe back up a tad. I never thought of the front wheels off the ground trick.
  167. Buggs67

    Sticker Shock---filters

    I use NAPA (WIX) oil filters. The dealer has to order them but they came in in 2 days. Amazon has it for $10.10
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    Would You Loan It Out?

    That sucks. But the first thing that struck me is in NJ any "transfer" of a weapon that is not done with the proper paperwork is illegal. They have what is called the "gun range exception" which allows someone to let another use their gun. To loan a rifle you have to fill out a NJSP form...
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    EMS Appreciation Week.

    I think our volunteers got a small break on property taxes. EMS was well funded by the donations and some support from the township, which of course came from taxes. Fire the same. What I always found interesting is that the people who make the least money and pay the least taxes use the...
  170. Buggs67

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    When I had a Glock with a double stack in S&W .40 I found it OK if maybe a little big. Now I have a S&W in .40 single stack and it's too slim. A rubber grip helps.
  171. Buggs67

    Problems with Hustler ZTM or Hustler Customer Service?

    I think it's going to be good when it gets straightened out. Cuts real nice. It's just been off since day one and the nearest dealer, who I bought it from I consider incompetent. They did OK getting a FEL cylinder rebuilt. They hire family and fellow church members so maybe that's an issue...
  172. Buggs67

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    That is a nice rifle but IMO too long for inside the home. I have a fine bullpup as well as a nice pistol. I lock my doors for their protection and my dogs will alert at unusual noises and smells. They sometimes alert at 0xxx because they hear or smell something in the ravine alongside the...
  173. Buggs67

    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Reading your post makes me wonder what part of NJ you are from. I moved from what we called North Jersey; anything north of I80. I've been to the shore (of course) and visited the pine barrens and driven thru the south farmlands. We had police and animal control and shooting guns was...
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    EMS Appreciation Week.

    Thanks for your service. Having served beside FF/BLS I appreciate the sacrifice. After one suicide attempt the EMT who responded from her home with a kit and saved his life had to leave the service. Badly traumatized. Where I moved from the BLS Squads were well funded but it was getting...
  175. Buggs67

    EMS Appreciation Week.

    I thought this was a good forum to bring this up. I used to work alongside the volunteer EMS in our township. These people drop their lives to rush out and help complete strangers often in the worst of weather and circumstances and frequently i the middle of the night. And then they get up...
  176. Buggs67

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Don't keep us hanging... Was the drunk OK? Did they find the looters? And yes, the Thin Blue Line is getting streached on the Left Coast. Who in his right mind would want to be a street cop in SF or Portland or SSeattle?
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Sorry for this. But try to stay close. Avoid politics, concentrate on enjoying your grandchildren. Don't let them make you estranged.
  178. Buggs67

    Problems with Hustler ZTM or Hustler Customer Service?

    Best Line, Mechanicsburg called w/in a day. Said it needed new dampers and found the bearings on the mower deck were bad (maybe that made it so loud) and the idler pulleys were bad. Parts on order.
  179. Buggs67

    Maintenance toolbox...?

    My tractor did not come with an on-board tool kit, and when you're 1/3 mile from the shop it's nice to have some pliers, Dia Cutters, adjustable wrenches and spare pins of various sizes. As well as some baling wire and electrical tape. I rigged up an ammo box for this purpose and painted it...
  180. Buggs67

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Irish Alzheimers A condition primarily (not exclusively) seen in women of Irish ancestry involving a loss of rational and objective memory, specifically as it pertains to any past misdoings on their behalf. This lapse in memory is almost always accompanied by an innate ability to recall with...
  181. Buggs67

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    or "conspiracy,"
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    Would You Loan It Out?

    I think this thread resonates with us all because we have "been there, done that". OP has learned a lesson, got his tiller back and the sun will shine tomorrow.
  183. Buggs67

    Would You Loan It Out?

    I am neither a taker nor a giver; but I will help a friend in need. But my time of servitude is over so I no longer feel the need to help everyone who need help.
  184. Buggs67

    Would You Loan It Out?

    BTW I would never lend a tool that could hurt someone, even to a good friend. A very good friend asked to borrow my log splitter. I said NO, but I will come over and operate it as you feed me the logs. Same for my chainsaw. And I have a friend with a small 4' tiller for his BX25. While I...
  185. Buggs67

    Would You Loan It Out?

    You've already made two mistakes. You did work for him and let him stiff you for the payment. Then you lent him the equipment he still owes you $50 for. And you are now liable if he sticks his hand under it, and you are out the money if he never returns it or returns it damaged. My father...
  186. Buggs67

    How agriculture works thread

    I will have to watch this one. I learned a lot about pivots from her other video.
  187. Buggs67

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    One of the guys I worked with grew up in Patterson in the 60s-early 70s. He said it was nice back then. Many of the guys I worked with grew up in what we referred to as Central Jersey and they said it used to be great. I grew up in Rockland County, just across the border. I moved to Jersey...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    California thanks you; you put them over the top. I think these forums need a laughing face as well as a thumbs up for reactions.
  189. Buggs67

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Interesting. And as I'm sure you know, the armpit that is NJ also has it's own armpit. Actually at least two. The one I had to frequent (as little as possible) was Paterson. I had a rule, no...more of a guideline; never go south of I80 except to Newark Airport or at high speed to someplace...
  190. Buggs67

    Booster Battery Packs That Last ??

    That is what we had at the PD for when patrol cars were run down. It was always plugged in and saw lots of use (no abuse) and years of service. I have a DieHard with USB and 12v ports as well as a small light. I use it occasionally when I run down batteries; on the tractor, ATV, car and Jeep...
  191. Buggs67

    Problems with Hustler ZTM or Hustler Customer Service?

    Update. Since I contacted Hustler Corporate one week ago the promised call from the Regional Service Manager has not happened. I dropped it off at a much larger dealer/service shop further away who said they would be happy to service it and would NOT put it at the end of the Q. He said the...
  192. Buggs67

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    The GMC Hummer EV is a brilliant execution of a terrible idea https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/07/business/gmc-hummer-ev-review/index.html
  193. Buggs67

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think we need to have a new term like MPkW. But that would be questionably accurate (just like EPA estimates). And since $/kWh vary widely and some consumers have solar cells it's all kinda fuzzy money.
  194. Buggs67

    How agriculture works thread

    What Putin and the Russian Army is doing is criminal. And I think he's going to get away with it. In a year or two he'll have the eastern part of Ukraine and it'll be business as usual. Just like when he seized Crimea.
  195. Buggs67

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I saw a bit on Motor Week featuring the electric Hummer pickup. 1,000hp. Est $80,000. I guess there is no reason to worry about "gas mileage". They were saying 300 mi range, 0-60 like 2+sec, towing capacity 10,000lbs. I question all that BS.
  196. Buggs67

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I found this article. Information I hadn't heard about GM's Volt recall. https://www.wired.com/story/cars-going-electric-what-happens-used-batteries/
  197. Buggs67

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think the Tesla has become a status symbol. "Look at me, I'm affluent AND ecologically friendly". (Reminds me of a South Park episode featuring Prius) https://southpark.cc.com/video-clips/a9lgxa/south-park-smuggy-san-francisco-town
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