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    67 Loader Cylinders

    Yes, I meant relief valve pressure - it opens at 2300 psi. I've rebuilt my fair share of hydraulic cylinders, pumps, etc. and have the tools and skills, what I don't have is time. Just wondering if anyone has found any drop-in replacements. I were to take them to a hydraulic shop to have them...
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    67 Loader Cylinders

    Anyone replace the cylinders on their 67 loader? If so, what did you use? Just got done putting a new bucket on my dad's 750 with the 67 loader, checked the bypass pressure and it's at 2300 psi, so the lack of lift is probably the cylinders bypassing. I'd pull them off and rebuild them, but by...
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    Cab owners - How well does your A/C work?

    I have two Kioti cab tractors, and you could hang meat in both of them when the AC is running...
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    Adding intermittent wipers to a CK4020SE (or any cab model)

    I used the relay studs for the ground wire connections for the light bar and side lights, in case you're wondering what those are, but just wanted to share this photo to show which is the wiper relay and which is the aux lighting relay on this tractor:
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    Adding intermittent wipers to a CK4020SE (or any cab model)

    I used a 4 pin plug to connect the wiper delay board to make it easier to remove the side panel
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    Adding intermittent wipers to a CK4020SE (or any cab model)

    The green/black wire on the back of the wiper switch plug is the one that triggers the wiper motor relay when connected to ground. The brown wire is +12v: Note that this tractor is a 2013 DK50se HST, your wire colors may be different. But it's easy to find - hook up a 12v test light with the...
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    Adding intermittent wipers to a CK4020SE (or any cab model)

    OK so the "Long" time of the delay isn't as long as I thought, turns out I'm just impatient... The minimum delay time is about 1/2 a second, and the max delay time is 40 seconds. I've also decided I'm going to add a small momentary NO pushbutton for both front and rear wipers, which will work...
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    Adding intermittent wipers to a CK4020SE (or any cab model)

    Here's what the install looks like. I might work on the light bar and side light wiring this weekend, and if I do I'll get pictures of the wiring and switch mount etc.
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    Adding intermittent wipers to a CK4020SE (or any cab model)

    I've been traveling all week and haven't been home, but I'll add a pic when I get home this weekend.
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    Adding intermittent wipers to a CK4020SE (or any cab model)

    Just added this feature to my Kioti DK50se HST this past weekend by using this relay module: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R4G5Q3P or this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CW1TCG5T And yes I ordered one of each to see if there was any difference, and there isn't, so I'll use the other one in...
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    Really, really dumb question about difference between off road and on road diesel fuel.

    I have a 100 gallon aux/transfer tank and no, I don't make special trips to Costco just for fuel, but if I'm in the area (and need fuel), I stop there and fill up. Off road diesel today $3.29, Costco is $3.54, other stations nearby between $3.79-$3.99.
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    Really, really dumb question about difference between off road and on road diesel fuel.

    I used to buy off highway diesel for the farm, but found that Costco prices are usually within 10-15 cents and sometimes even lower than the cost of off highway fuel. So, I just fill my transfer tank at Costco and then I can use it in whatever machine I want and not have to worry about getting...
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    Travel speeds flail mower vs brush hog

    I have found that sharp blades in a brush hog results in a very clean, non-raggedy cut in a tall grassy/weedy field, but that sharp edge does not hold up very well in brush/saplings and definitely not if you hit dirt and rocks. That's what the "detuned" flattened edge is best at, but does have a...
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    Travel speeds flail mower vs brush hog

    I have both a flail and a brush hog. The brush hog mows faster, and with sharp blades will produce a very clean cut. Also for larger saplings, brush, & small trees, generally speaking if you can drive over it with the tractor the Bush hog will cut it. I got the flail for mowing horse pastures...
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    You "Road" Your Tractor?

    I've made hay at properties up to 15 miles away, and with my 50 hp tractor which runs at best 12mph, that takes a long time. So I would drop my truck off in advance, drive the tractor there pulling the haybine to mow, then haul the rest of the equipment back & forth with my truck and leave the...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Oh I definitely see a pattern, and it has nothing to do with the weather. Have a great winter.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Doesn't mean we don't get lake effect snow.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    I have a farm in Wisconsin, and property near Ewen in the UP.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    If there's not a deep snowpack and the temperatures remain below freezing for a week or two, then yes the ground will freeze - sub zero temps help. But it takes a long time if there's a substantial amount of snow on unfrozen ground. This is why animals and birds (like Ruffed Grouse) burrow in...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    And especially in the late fall/early winter when there is a lot of snow on unfrozen ground, it melts from the bottom. The snow insulates the ground and slows ir from freezing, so it's not uncommon to still have cold temperatures in the early winter and lose a lot of the snowpack. Taking the air...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Well, it's always impressive until you realize that it's the total snowfall for the season, not how much was on the ground at one time. The past couple of years that I've been monitoring the snow depths on my land in the UP, the most I've seen accumulated at one time was around 40-48". That's...
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    Display & Lights blowing fuse after replacing stop relay

    Apparently, I did not fix the problem. It worked all weekend, then left and when I came home from a business trip and hopped in the tractor, the fuse was blown again. So, I put in one of the 20amp breakers I'd gotten. It hasn't tripped since replacing the fuse with the circuit breaker - at...
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    Display & Lights blowing fuse after replacing stop relay

    OK I'm not sure if this was the problem or not, but seeing as I did put the original key switch back in, I pulled the steering column cover and checked the plug connection. It was good, no problems there, but then I noticed there was a bunch of dielectric grease on the face of it, and I wondered...
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    Display & Lights blowing fuse after replacing stop relay

    When I thought the ignition switch was bad, I hotwired it to start it for weeks until the new switch came in. No problems then at all, and since. It's been years. It just seems odd that I could turn the key on and jumper to the solenoid terminal on the starter solenoid from the battery and it...
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    Display & Lights blowing fuse after replacing stop relay

    I have a DK50se HST that has had intermittent starting issues for a few years now. I had replaced the ignition switch and the problem went away for a while, then I picked up spare relays for the ignition and stop circuits from the dealer and then never installed them because the problem went...
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    John Deere 750 Transmission Parts

    Update: The ol' 750 is fixed! So as it turns out, the shop my dad had the tractor hauled to in NJ apparently didn't know what they were doing and never actually bothered to look at the tractor, basically BSing my dad to get him to buy a new tractor. So, a couple of months ago, I drove the 1000...
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    trailering your utility tractors

    I use chains, and sometimes straps when it makes sense. I have one spring tensioned chain binder that works great, wish I could find more of them. Chains are best.
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    Horse farm needs tractor

    Ah, I misunderstood. My bad! In any case, good luck on your search! I've been very happy with my Kioti tractors, and found they included many more features that the others priced as options. For example, when I priced out Kubota by adding on the "options" that Kioti included as standard, the...
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    Making hay is fun when everything works!

    Thanks! This is where I got mine: CropCare 25 gal Electric Liquid Applicator I also got the Agratonix BHT-2 baler mount hay moisture tester through Amazon. Total cost was around $1300, so not terrible. The crop preservative was just under $500 for a 55 gallon drum. I've found the bale chamber...
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    Horse farm needs tractor

    $25k cap for paying cash. I opted to finance this time on the RX because the cost to finance was reasonable. I financed my first Kioti (DK50se HST) because for a 6 year term the rate was reasonably low (2.4%) and at the time I needed the cash to pay for a underground storage tank remediation...
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    Horse farm needs tractor

    I have a couple of Kioti tractors, and I think the DK50se HST I have is just about the perfect tractor for a horse farm. It's 50 HP, so probably a little bigger than required unless you're looking to make your own hay or your property is hilly. I use it for everything - dragging paddocks...
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    Driving tractor with the front end loader bucket elevated .

    As others have said, I will raise the bucket up for two reasons - to clear fencposts and avoid knocking seed heads and clogging up the radiator and transmission cooler. Otherwise, I take the bucket off, but will still keep if higher around fence posts and above the tops of the grass. I did...
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    Making hay is fun when everything works!

    I like making hay, and I don't mind the work. I do sell my hay, but not for a living. Even so, when stuff breaks, weather doesn't cooperate, too much rain, not enough rain, too humid, constant heavy smoke from Canadian forest fires, and miserable people as hay customers etc. it definitely takes...
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    Making hay is fun when everything works!

    I've been showing my girlfriend how to make hay. She's a quick study and she really loves farming. I think I can count on her to do whatever needs doing when I'm not around - unless something breaks because she's handy, but not very mechanically inclined. I absolutely love her though, and she's...
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    John Deere 750 Transmission Parts

    He wants the backhoe. The 750 has been a good tractor (until now), so if he can get another one for $4-5k and get the subframe switched over, he'll be happy enough with that. I find it a little hard to believe that JD would obsolete a few critical driveline parts for an older tractor model...
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    John Deere 750 Transmission Parts

    My dad has a 1980's vintage JD 750 4wd compact tractor, and he's had it for many years. One of the front wheel hubs had a bearing seize up, and when it locked up tight when he was skidding a log it smoked a couple of gears in the transmission on the FWD side of things. Apparently, the two gears...
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    Implements with just one hydraulic hose?

    I have a Kuhn rotary rake and H&S four rotor tedder that both have a single hydraulic line. Power up, gravity down. Works just fine. Connect to whichever side of your rear remote that makes sense to you when working the lever. It's no problem.
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    Keep current truck forever or try to afford a new one every 5-10 years?

    I bought my 2002 Duramax new, I got it for 0% down and they gave me 5 years to pay for it at 0% interest. When I took delivery it had 5 miles on the odometer, and I put them on during the test drive. They had to peel the plastic off the windshield so I could drive it. It's got 345,000 miles on...
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    Fox and Bunny

    Thought you folks might enjoy this short video from one of my trail cams on my forest land in the Western UP of Michigan. It's a red fox (I know, it's grey in color - but the white tail tip is the giveaway) going after a snowshoe bunny. I wonder who won the contest? It's literally a matter of...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    I think just a big coyote, the muzzle is too pointy to be a wolf. There are wolves around, but I haven't seen any on my cameras since last May/June.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    The snow level is down below the 3 foot mark on my "snow tree", which is right behind my neighbor's dog's tail...
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    Just how bad is airline service

    Over the last few years I've been sticking with United. Delta has usually been the better airline, but I've had a bunch of flight credits from the pandemic I needed to use up. Lately, there seems to be a lot of canceled Delta flights in and out of my local airport, so I think I'll stick with...
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    Bad Day for Pole Barn

    I know you’ve already removed the tree, but as a suggestion to others always have the insurance company come out to assess the situation. You don’t have to file a claim if you don’t want to, but they will let you know what they will or won’t cover and the estimated cost for tree removal and...
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    Starlink Best Efforts

    Got this email from Starlink today. So I signed up for "Best Effort" service, and now they are raising the rate because they can't deliver full service. I mean I get it, I assume they are raising costs to weed out people that don't really need the service, or to help fund improvements in ground...
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    Security camera from old smart phone/phones

    The problem with mobile hotspots is the battery breaks down and quits working very quickly if left connected to power all the time. I have a friend of mine who warned me about this when he went through his 3rd Verizon hotspot in less than a year. I have an AT&T Netgear 5g hotspot that warns me...
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    Washing Potatoes in a Dishwasher....or....Another Fine Mess I'm In !!

    I used to wash parts in the sink and dry them in the oven. My wife asked me what I was baking, and when I said "tractor parts" she just shook her head and walked out of the kitchen. I sure did love her, she put up with a lot!
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    Security camera from old smart phone/phones

    You cannot access any trail cameras for live viewing remotely, or on demand. They are motion triggered, and only send a picture when they are triggered. I suppose if you have a mobile hotspot with unlimited data, you could probably pair a Nest or Ring type camera that is also battery powered...
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    Security camera from old smart phone/phones

    I used to use the Presence Video Security app. It's a free app, so you can try it out easily enough. I had upgraded to Presence Pro (costs $5 per month) and used that for a few months before finally installing some Nest outdoor cameras. I haven't used the app for years. It has pretty good...
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    Dewalt Grease Gun - How to know tube is empty?

    I have the DeWalt battery grease gun, and I find it saves a lot of time when hay season rolls around. You'll know it's empty when it runs a little faster and no longer pumps grease out of the end. And yes, as others have said you can get a feel for how much grease is left by pulling on the...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    It's all the way at the bottom of the page. Season Total: 111.25 inches so far this season.
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    Starlink Best Efforts

    Seeing as you cancelled and had your deposit refunded, you probably won't get a "best effort" offer - that was only for people that had a pre-order in place to reserve a spot in line when service was available. Because you had your deposit refunded, you're now at the bottom of the list if you...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    This is the site I use for snowfall totals in the Keweenaw: Keweenaw County Snowfall Totals
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    What is your cleaning and maintenance routine for your chainsaw?

    My saws don't sit around unused long enough for fuel stabilizer to be necessary.
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    What is your cleaning and maintenance routine for your chainsaw?

    I forgot to add that I pull the clutch and clean/grease the oil pump/clutch bearing when the bar and chain come off. All the saw manuals say to replace the drive sprocket every time you replace the chain, but I rarely have bothered to replace a drive sprocket unless it was really worn out...
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    Starlink Best Efforts

    To follow up on my earlier comment, I've dropped the DSL and hotspot service completely and am using Starlink only. Consistency has improved and speeds are significantly faster compared to what I had before. Speedtest right now using Cloudflare - 111 Mbps download, 8.04 Mbps upload, with a...
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    What is your cleaning and maintenance routine for your chainsaw?

    i touch up the chain every other tank, or when it gets dull. At the end of the day or before the next time I use them, I take the clutch cover off and clean everything out, including oil port and bar groove. Blow off the saw, the Stihl/Echo saws get the air filter blown out, Husqvarna saws I...
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    Intermittent Wipers Anyone???

    I've always been mystified why a tractor with a near-vertical windshield wouldn't have an intermittent wiper setting by default - for both front and read wiper. I've been planning on doing this for years, just haven't done it yet. I'll be curious to see if anyone has actually added an...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    My neighbor said the snow was 3 feet deep on our road, with drifts from 4ft to head high. Fortunately for them, they are close to M28. I'm about 1-1/2 miles farther north, so I may not be able to get to my land for a while. Friends who have a place a few miles west of me reported 34" on their...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Looks like about a foot of new snow on my land in the UP.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    My UP neighbor is jealous of my snow removal tool, keeps asking when I'm going to move up there full time...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    I should have specified my land in the UP has about 18". On my farm in Wisconsin, we only have a glorified dusting at the moment. I drive back & forth to the UP all winter, usually hauling a trailer, and it's not a big deal. Just gotta be careful and not drive like an idiot when the roads are bad.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Yup Photos are from last Saturday - Here's part of a road I'd just opened up before the snow in October. You can see the trees I cut out of the way, and now there are more... This trail has trees across it every 25-30 feet the entire length through my land: I'll probably have to wait...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Got about 18" on my land right now from what I can tell. Some of the ski trails on my land are completely impassible from the October 17th snow, lots of trees down. I'm probably not going to get them cleared this winter, the snow is already too deep for the Ranger and the ground is still too wet...
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    Preserving diesel fuel in transfer tank

    Condensation is caused by the difference and rate of change in temperature of air vs fluid. This is why a full tank will not form much if any condensation, because there is very little air. Likewise, a mostly empty tank has very little fluid, so the fluid will warm and cool at a fast rate. A...
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    Starlink Best Efforts

    I was in with a deposit on the first day of pre-order, and availability kept getting pushed back, and now again to "mid 2023" so when I got the "best offer" deal I took it. Speeds are all over the place, not consistent, and it drops out a lot. But, it is significantly better than the DSL service...
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    Preserving diesel fuel in transfer tank

    I have a 100 gallon transfer tank that usually rides in the back of my truck, although I set it up so I could take it in & out easily if I need the full bed for something. I have a inline filter with the water separator on the pump and have never noticed any kind of slime or very much water...
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    Is country line stuff any good compared to land pride?

    Every part on my tiller that failed - and the replacement parts from LandPride - were made in China.
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    Is country line stuff any good compared to land pride?

    I have been less than impressed with the construction and durability of LandPride equipment. I have a LandPride 74" Tiller, and have replaced the drive chain once and drive side rotor bearing three times. I bought a King Kutter 72" gear driven tiller this year, and it is far and away better...
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    2014 Kioti DK50se starter solenoid

    I thought I had the same problem with mine when I tested voltage. Got full voltage to the starter when I turned the key. So I have a Snap-On pushbutton starter switch, it has heavy cables with alligator clips on the ends. You hook one end up the battery, and the other to the solenoid, put the...
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    Looking for chain harrow 3pt carrier ideas

    Priefert makes one with a lift kit. Probably be a good place to get a head start on fabbing a folding one. https://www.priefert.com/products/horse-equipment/riding-arenas/arena-chain-harrows/Chain-Harrow-with-Lift-Kit
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    Kioti RX7320 No Tailights

    The brake light AND 4wd light come on in my 7320 when I step on the brakes, I don't think it's supposed to turn on the 4WD light, but haven't done anything to look into it. I mention this because there's a possibility that there's some funky connections from the factory in your tractor, and...
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    Kioti RX7320 No Tailights

    I suppose you checked the fuses...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Yes, I was following this post while I was laid up. Sorry I wasn't able to share much in the way of photos, I was recovering from foot surgery and didn't get up north much over the winter.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    I posted a timelapse video from one of my trail cameras here: UP Timelapse Video You can see the ski trail activity over last winter. When fresh snow is too deep for the grooming sled, they run over it a few times with a snowmobile first. They do a pretty good job maintaining it.
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    UP Timelapse Video

    I have heard tree knocking, but no sightings of anything other than normal wildlife. It certainly looks “Squatchy” in this area, but I’m no expert either LOL
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    UP Timelapse Video

    Yes, UP means Upper Peninsula
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    UP Timelapse Video

    A couple of weekends ago I went up north to pull one of the trail cameras from the back corner of the land. It was getting a lot of annoying false triggers, and the IR flash quit working back on December 26th. I put all the photos from the card on the computer, and then said why don’t I make a...
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    Box scraper vs. rear blade for this type of road work

    I have a Woods box scraper that really only gets used when I re-stone my driveway every few years. A hydraulic top link is really the key to efficient usage of a box scraper (and I don't have one yet), and there is a bit of a learning curve to using one properly. But once you figure out how to...
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    If You Were To Get A New 6 Ft Finish Mower - What Would You get?

    I bought a King Kutter 6ft rear discharge finish mower a couple of years ago, and it does a fine job mowing. I use it mostly to maintain horse pastures, it does a better job mulching and spreading out the clippings than a rotary mower. I've only burned up the belt once, and that's because I was...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    I own 160 acres in Ontonagon county, near Ewen, which is why I posted photos from my land in the UP where the neighbors maintain ski trails some of which run through my land. My farm is in Wisconsin, and sometimes (although rare) we do get lake effect snow here too.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Yeah I got about 10" of "little to no accumulation" on my land about a week ago. The weather folks just can't predict what lake effect snow is going to do or how the bands are going to set up.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    I went up north last weekend to go see the Huskies get beat in the 3rd period, took the sled from my friend's place near Bergland up to Houghton for the game. It's about a 75 mile trip, the trails were in nice shape considering how much traffic was on them. Over 200" so far this season in the...
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    Creating a property map

    I used AutoCAD to draw the property boundary, and set it on a satellite map using geolocation. I was able to get the CAD file to export with elevation to a KML file, but it didn't translate the elevation detail very well. I was able to get some help from my brother (a civil engineer who does...
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    WHAT ARE YOU USING TO HAUL YOUR UTV

    7' x 14' all aluminum trailer, 3500 lbs axle, has a 2900 gvwr so I don't need to register it. Hauls great, cost around $2800 I think, got it last summer. I have to load it all the way on the right side of the trailer when I have the doors on the Ranger, otherwise I can't get out :giggle: I...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    We're headed up north tomorrow night for a long weekend of snowmobiling. I have to change the batteries in my trail cameras so I'll get some pictures of the trails my neighbors have been grooming on the old logging roads through my property.
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    Filters on fuel storage tanks

    I put a filter on my transfer tank, it's not permanently attached to the truck so I take it out with the pallet forks when I don't need it. I have a 12 volt power supply I use to run the pump when it's not in the bed of the truck. From what I hear a filter is pretty much a must with a steel...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Some trail camera photos, maybe. I won't get up north for another couple of weeks yet.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    I have several neighbors that have Rangers with tracks, and one has a Toyota Tundra with tracks on it. Pretty cool.
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Looks like we're getting about a foot or so up north today, and then the LE kicks in and it's anybody's guess. All I know is my new 2022 sled arrived at the ski doo dealer in Tomahawk last night, and it should be set up and ready to go by next weekend!
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    Resolving self leveling dislike

    A self leveling loader is great for using with pallet forks, but there my appreciation ends. It's a solution to a problem I didn't have. I get plenty of roll back when the bucket is down, and not enough when the bucket is raised up, and that seems to be the consensus. It's great for pallet...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    Other than some grainy trail camera pics, I don't have any. I've been recovering from surgery for over a month now and haven't left the sofa much. I'm hoping to be off the crutches in a couple of weeks and head north for some snowmobiling. I don't have skis, just snowshoes.
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Pictures of your snow weapons

    I'd used the bucket and snowblower for the past 7 years, and picked up a manual angle plow for the front a couple of years ago, it looks like it was home built from an old boiler or something, and whoever built it did a pretty decent job using a torch to cut everything, and apparently didn't own...
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    Keweenaw snow photos

    My neighbors maintain ski trails, a couple of which run on some old logging roads though my land near Ewen. They keep the blowdowns cleared off and run a groomer all winter.
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    Resolving self leveling dislike

    Yes, I know. It would have to be a sliding rail/telescoping tube or something so that the cylinder only extended and retracted the leveling tube. The only pivots would be the same ones it has now - on each end. Basically, I'm talking about changing the tube length hydraulically.
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    Kioti financial incentives - will they return?

    I could have paid cash when I picked up a new Kioti this past summer, and yes there was a cash discount, but it was way cheaper to use their money. 0% down and 0% interest over six years. I'll make more money investing that cash over the next six years than dumping the entire bucket into a new...
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    Resolving self leveling dislike

    I agree with this 100%, the biggest problem for me is handling large squares - I can't tilt the bale forks back far enough to stack large squares 4 high. I can pick up two at a time and do it that way, which is fine most of the time, but not when I need to handle them one at a time, like picking...
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    Tractor Shortages

    Yeah, I have, and this is the main reason I don't participate more.
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    Tractor Shortages

    This sure got off topic.
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    Tractor Shortages

    I'd been wanting to look at a Kioti RX7320 powershuttle cab model since early last year. I'd looked at an open station, but really wanted another cab tractor. My dealer said they had a few on order, but they were getting hit with delays because of factory shutdowns due to the pandemic. I'm at...
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    Truck snowplow on tractor front 3 point

    You want goosebumps, watch the YouTube videos on the snow removal crews clearing Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. That will give you goosebumps… Here’s a short example:
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    DK50SE HST Wouldn't Start

    Summary: If your Kioti won't start: Ok, this all assumes that battery is OK and charged - 1. If battery is fine and you have no power anywhere except to dome light (on a cab tractor), check the fusible links in the wiring harness next to the starter on the left side (left being relative to...
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    DK50SE HST Wouldn't Start

    I apologize for not posting a follow up to this, it's been a long time, and this is going to be a long post but I've got a lot to talk about here. This particular problem has occurred several times over the past few years. When I made this original post I drove around with a hotwired tractor...
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    Regret a cab tractor?

    When I brought the new one home back in June. Look at how clean that bucket is!
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    Regret a cab tractor?

    After spending my first winter in Wisconsin clearing snow and doing farm chores with an open station tractor, I bought a cab tractor. This summer, I bought a bigger one with more horsepower and I got another one with a cab. There has not been a single moment when I didn't appreciate having a...
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    Best bang/buck landscape rake?

    It was one of the later 3pt tools I bought. I own a horse farm, and after using it the first time I realized that this particular piece of equipment was what I should have bought first, instead of last. I've invested waaay too much money in farming equipment, but this one was worth every cent.
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    Best bang/buck landscape rake?

    Same here, steel prices have gone up a lot in the last couple of years though.
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    Best bang/buck landscape rake?

    This is the one I bought: https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/king-kutter-84-in-gold-tubular-yard-rake/0000000010055?bc=King%20Kutter&brandCrumb=2188151649&bn=king-kutter
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    Best bang/buck landscape rake?

    I have the King Kutter 7ft rake, and I can say it has held up extremely well. Go though and check all the bolts/screws for tightness. If you move the tine bar lower down on the tines, it will skip less and tend to chuck rocks less. Decent enough for the money, I forget what I paid for it a few...
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    How do you accurately find your property line to post signs and paint trees

    I did this recently with some property I own in the UP. Fortunately, the boundaries follow section lines, so it was easy enough to locate the corners. The southern boundary had been surveyed in 2018, and the flagging tape was still up on the boundary line, so I walked it back in June and painted...
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    DK50SE HST Wouldn't Start

    I went out to clear off the 10" or so of snow this morning, I turn the key, and nothing. Wiggle the range selection lever making sure it's in neutral, and nothing. Not even a click. So I launch an investigation. Thinking it might be a bad switch or whatever, I looked up this post...
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    Disc Harrow  Ford 204 - worth buying?

    Anybody have any experience with a Ford 204 transport disc? I'm thinking about buying one, asking price is $950. It's 12' with hydraulic lift and road wheels. I don't want to spend good money on a hedgerow ornament, so I'd appreciate some info/feedback. Thanks!
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    DK50 SE HST Plow Sizing

    I'm going to burn and turn 5-1/2 acres later this summer to covert former horse pasture to hay. I'm thinking the DK50 can probably handle a two bottom, and maybe a three bottom if it's not bigger than 12", but my plowing experience is limited to dragging an ancient two bottom horse drawn plow...
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    New Holland 256 Repair

    I recently picked up a New Holland 256 Rollabar rake. It works, but needs a little preventative maintenance on the driveline. An old manual I downloaded says the gearbox uses 140wt gear oil. However, on the NH parts website, the page says the gearbox should be packed with grease. Mine is...
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    How important is a tedder?

    I'm getting set up for haying on our small farm, and have recently acquired a bunch of old hay equipment - a NH 467 Haybine, a NH 257 rake, and a NH Super Hayliner s68 baler. Way back when when I was working on a hay farm as my summer job during high school, I seem to remember we only really...
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    Comparison  DK45 vs DK50 vs NX4510

    I'm going to need a tractor and think I'm going with Kioti because it seems like it's just as much or more tractor than the other brands for less money. No brand bashing here, just my oibservation. I've test driven a DK50SE HST Cab which was interesting, I'm not sure I'm that crazy about a...
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    Questions about Mott LB flail mower

    I recently bought a hammer knife mower for my Cub, it turns out it's a Mott FHC. It mows pretty well, even with dull, rusty knives: It doesn't fit my lo-boy very well, I can't lift it off the ground very much without the PTO shaft hitting the fast hitch cross bar, and the PTO drive line angle...
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    Help with sickle bar ID

    Hi Folks, I've had this sickle bar attachment kicking around for years now, it came with my '65 IH Cub Lo-Boy, but I doubt it is for the cub. The mounting arrangement looks like it's more for a garden tractor - maybe a Cub Cadet? The bar is about 4' long. Here are some pictures: The drive...
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    Bean Pump / Sprayer question

    Hi Folks, OK, so I've got this spray tank that is meant to tow behind a lawn tractor: I don't know how old it is, but it's got a Bean pump driven by a B&S 5 hp, with a 50 gallon tank. I inherited it from Grandma along with her '78 Wheel Horse. They sure don't build lawn tractors like that...
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    Buying used - NH or Kubota?

    Hi folks, I've been poking around here a bit - lots of great info! I could use some advice though. I have a '65 IH Cub lo-boy that I've spent a LOT of time working on. I mostly use it to plow snow in the winter. It's started making some clunking noises. I thought it might be one of the final...
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