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    sprayer came in, hose kinked

    the following is the response I received from Workhorse about the kinked Bypass hose- "PART# 5149148, this hose has a nut on it, so you would take the barb out on the manifold, then screw this on right on there and should fix this issue." I have no idea what this means. Before I start...
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    sprayer came in, hose kinked

    Since the bypass hose is kinked(the company said they will send a new one, I requested a more flexible one, or a more solid hose with a 90 degree angle), I will leave the bypass valve closed. Even when I get a new fitting/hose,I do not see any reason to keep it open. When the sprayer is not...
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    sprayer came in, hose kinked

    It turns out that the kinked part is NOT on the intake to the pump, that connection looks fine. If you look at my second picture, the kinked part is one of three adjacent outlets and this morning I noticed they were labeled Boom, Bypass, Wand. The middle kinked one is the Bypass one, and I have...
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    sprayer came in, hose kinked

    Finally the Workhorse LG4253pt 40 gallon boom sprayer came in to Lowes. Brought it home and started finally assembly. The manual was truly less-than-helpful, I just could not figure out the schematic for putting together the boom brackets. I called Workhose and while we were talking(found out...
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    can a rechargeable 12v battery power a pump?

    7 pin connector arrived today, fits perfectly into the back of the tractor. Sprayer system has been "delayed" coming to Lowes. So all is on hold until that arrives. Can't wait to get this new system up and running, the last spray job I did a few weeks ago was less-than-good. Already needs...
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    can a rechargeable 12v battery power a pump?

    The 7 pin connector does look like the one pictured above, though I ordered a Tectran brand. I purchased it through ebay. I did speak with Tectran before ordering it, their tech made certain I ordered the correct one. Turns out there are two types of plugs that look similar, mine has round pins...
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    can a rechargeable 12v battery power a pump?

    Good to know, thank you.
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    can a rechargeable 12v battery power a pump?

    "power the new pump off the same seven terminal plug" yes, I could. But. I plan on keeping the old d.i.y. sprayer setup as a backup. It currently is functioning and rather limping along. I have ordered a new identical(so I know it will fit in the tractor outlet) 7 terminal plug, it should...
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    can a rechargeable 12v battery power a pump?

    Thank you. Could not find what I was looking for. Some videos were for pto powered systems and some showed how to connect to battery via 2 pin clip. Connecting directly to battery in front of tractor is not doable.
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    can a rechargeable 12v battery power a pump?

    "may destroy the batteries in the process." Just curious, how could this occur? If the 2.2 gpm pump ran continuously while connected to the 12v battery, wouldn't it just drain the battery?
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    can a rechargeable 12v battery power a pump?

    As the tractor has no cab, it has no 12v outlet. The current spray system is powered by a plug to the seven terminal outlet on the back of the tractor and is easy to connect and disconnect.
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    can a rechargeable 12v battery power a pump?

    "Just wire it to tractor when it arrives" as I do not have the system yet but have looked at what is included with it, I believe it comes with clips to attach to a battery. How can it (easily) be wired to the tractor? I have ordered a Tectran 7-Way SAE Plug with Spring Guard and am hoping my...
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    can a rechargeable 12v battery power a pump?

    "may destroy the batteries in the process." that is what I am concerned about. The batteries I would like to use, temporarily, are the ones I use for my gate opener, which has a solar panel to recharge. However, for the past 3 years it has not been recharging so I exchange the batteries...
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    can a rechargeable 12v battery power a pump?

    can a 2.2 Gal. per minute 12-Volt pump on a 3 pt sprayer (Workhorse 40 gal 12 volt with 5 nozzle boom for utility tractors) be powered by a 12v 35Ah rechargeable battery? This sprayer has not yet arrived but I already know the wiring harness is 8 ft long and will not reach the battery in front...
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    zeroturn dies when brake taken off

    "Replace them all" I will speak w/the co-op and price them. "Seat switch. Ours dies if leaving seat without brake set". Interestingly enough, when first running, the machine will die if you get off the seat without setting the brake. After the machine has been running for a while, I can get off...
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    zeroturn dies when brake taken off

    I need to find the seat switch, since I know where the parking brake switch is.
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    zeroturn dies when brake taken off

    Yes, I have. But will doublecheck and pull up and put back down the blade engage. Sometimes being off a tad will mess things up. Nope, same. Neighbor stopped by, took off the kill switch and cleaned/blew it out. Put it back in place, all worked well...
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    zeroturn dies when brake taken off

    My Ferris IS2000, is getting ready to go in for oil change et al. I went out to start it up and it dies when the brake is taken off. This happened three times in a row. I called the local farmers co-op who will be doing the work, they said the kill switch is probably bad and when they come out...
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    boom sprayer question

    Thanx for your thoughts on the battery et al. The gate-opener I have is operated by a battery,solar-powered. A few years ago the battery stopped accepting a charge from the panel. I even had a gate-man come out(he looked at other parts of the gate-opener), he suggested I clean off the panel, tho...
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    boom sprayer question

    "hire someone with experience to set this up for you" would do that gladly. I must say, I am a quick learner and with information from this forum I am better informed. I do not have an atv, just a tractor. Steve, attached are pictures of my current spray system.
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    boom sprayer question

    your link was where I got the designation "7 pin connector", I usually refer to that as the "electrical connection plug on the back of the tractor" . I had been looking just at getting a wider(and new) boom for my existing setup. But then all wider booms "require" at least a 2 gpm pump and mine...
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    boom sprayer question

    This system(homemade years ago) is set up to be powered by a plug in the back of the tractor. I believe it may be called a 7 pin connector plug. Very convenient. When a spraying system says it is 12v, that can be converted to the 7 pin connector plug, correct? Not by me, would have to get a...
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    boom sprayer question

    Unfortunately I need to spray the drive/roads/in front of the barn and shed, more than once a year. At least once every two months during the growing season. Sometimes once a month. By changing width of spray pattern, I mean closing off two of the spray nozzles, this was for only when the side...
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    boom sprayer question

    I am in the market(again) for a larger boom sprayer to replace the one my husband made 25 years ago. It is a 25 gallon tank that he affixed to a a carry-all(3 pt hitch for a tractor) and rigged up a 5 foot wide boom, with a shut-off so you can spray half-wide. It is connected to an off-on...
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    oil for air compressor

    I got the tank pressure down to zero and removed the drain valve w/petcock. I see the hexnut this screws into. I do not have a wrench large enough for that nut. I tried a number of pipe wrenches but just did not feel comfortable attempting to turn the hex nut. I left the drain valve out and...
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    oil for air compressor

    "would remove and replace this valve" I do have wrenches that should fit the valve. I believe I will wait until I have someone here who is used to doing this type "removal" and then go to Lowes for a re-fit piece. Eric, I just printed your advice about removing and changing the valve on the...
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    oil for air compressor

    Thanks to all for your advice. I will open the drain tomorrow(breaker to compressor is off) and let it drain all day.
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    oil for air compressor

    UPDATE: sprayed PB Blaster on the drain valve. In a few minutes tried to turn the turn-thingy, it turned easily and a clear fluid came out. A cup, possibly more. I attempted to take off completely the turn-thingy but it acted like it should not come off. Fluid was still coming out, then the...
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    oil for air compressor

    When sort-of looking at the drain valve, I could see potential problems if I managed to break the valve, as I doubt it has ever been opened. So I wil attempt to open it this afternoon, assume the valve will not go back into place correctly, then take the valve somewhere(Harbor Freight, Lowes?)...
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    oil for air compressor

    I do not have the manual. My husband installed this compressor years ago and he is not with us to do maintenance. The ball is in my court.
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    oil for air compressor

    O.K., next step is to get some oil. Then I will get the workclothes on and see what happens when the drain valve is opened. I will post update in a few days. Thanx.
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    oil for air compressor

    So, just to clarify, should I make sure all the air is out of the tank before I open the drain valve? It seems to be holding at 80 lbs, with the breaker turned off. As to changing the oil, I will not be doing that.
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    oil for air compressor

    I see a valve under the tank, first picture. Not sure if I want to fiddle with that. Second and third pictures show the tank, the fluid(appears to be a clear oil-like substance) seems to be coming from the black part on the top right of the tank in the third picture.
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    oil for air compressor

    It gets used rarely. Mainly to refill a small portable tank or for blowing off the zeroturn once or twice a year. Right now the breakers to it are turned off. How is the receiver drained?
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    oil for air compressor

    I have a tall(50") air compressor, Farmhand Cast Iron, Campbell Hausfeld, that keeps kicking on. Had a neighbor stop by, he said it was probably a loose end connection, tho I doubted that. I noticed some clear fluid coming out the top of the compressor, the neighbor then checked the oil level...
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    5 beeps a few minutes after turning on

    Do all bulbs light up? Believe so. Will followup on the alert indicator diagram & explanations you sent. Thanks.
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    5 beeps a few minutes after turning on

    I turned on my 5055e(new in 2015, had its annual last fall, now at 727 hrs.) this morning and let it idle a few minutes while gathering tools, then I heard 5 beeps. No lights were on to indicate anything wrong. I used the tractor a few minutes, then called my local Deere, they had no idea what...
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    Front-End Loader Danuser Intimdator

    I tried the pipe and chain and it worked super-well. I am impressed. The pvc and chain held up and also pulled a few trees, tho didn't go great on small trees. Thank you to all for your insights.
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    Front-End Loader Danuser Intimdator

    got it made. my hayman stopped by this morning and between his sawzall and my grinder, we did it. will try it out in a few days.
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    Front-End Loader Danuser Intimdator

    pipe and chain method- as my pvc pipe will fall apart on its first use, can someone tell me: can the pipe be aluminum, will that hold up? shortest length pipe could be? Thanks.
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    Front-End Loader Danuser Intimdator

    "PVC will shatter into sharp pieces". If it does, so be it. I could not find what I really wanted. Looking at the pvc contraption, I doubted if it would function as desired.
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    Front-End Loader Danuser Intimdator

    can you give the dimensions of this pipe? I asked a friend if he can get this pipe fabricated for me(as I have the necessary chains and hooks). he asked for more pictures, not quite sure why. I had given him the picture from your post. Maybe the dimensions would help him. I found a scrap piece...
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    Front-End Loader Danuser Intimdator

    Can you show a picture how this works? I am having a hard time imagining how it is placed on a young tree. I do the wrap method also, time consuming for the small trees. O.K., I think I see it now. The base of the tree goes in the loop area of the chain. So you have to insert the chain into the...
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    lopping young trees, Remedy or Tordon?

    "Glyphosate is the most mobile of herbicides within the beech root system, but is non-mobile to other species. You will want to use at least 25% active ingredient of glyphosate and as soon after cutting the beech as possible." In looking up ways to kill young beech, I found the above. Sounds...
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    New Pasture Saplings

    "I use a chain wrapped around the tree trunk and try to pull the larger ones out, root and all, with my tractor loader bucket." That is exactly what I have been doing this past week. Try to pull two trees at a time, saves getting on and off the tractor. Easier with a helper. And if the trees...
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    lopping young trees, Remedy or Tordon?

    "Tordon will root translocate. Witnessed personally" Any observations on stump painting, with Tordon, on saplings? My young trees are in a forested area and I would hate to injure the older taller hardwoods.
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    lopping young trees, Remedy or Tordon?

    I do have a 2 gallon sprayer used just for glyphosate, for those hard-to-reach by tractor areas. Depends if I am working alone or with a helper which applier to use.
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    lopping young trees, Remedy or Tordon?

    surfactant, yes. I was thinking of adding a drop or two of liquid soap. I will probably be using a small squirt bottle for the application. Can I use the same dye when I spray the gravel driveway? I have been curious of the exact spray pattern of my sprayer. The dye will not discolor the spray...
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    lopping young trees, Remedy or Tordon?

    adding dye, I like that idea. where do I get the dye? I have some red dye I got a few years ago from Deere for the tractor, I'll have to see if that would work
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    lopping young trees, Remedy or Tordon?

    Just spoke w/the county agent. He suggested Crossbow, which I just found out is only 16% triclopyr, and a big chunk 2-4-d, which I really do not want. I am back to Brushtox at RuralKing, 61% triclopyr. Or may even do a trial and put straight bleach on the small base.
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    lopping young trees, Remedy or Tordon?

    I believe I may try this type product rather than the Tordon. There are reports that Tordon can migrate. If I get a quart of something with triclopyr and use it straight, in a small squirt, bottle, it should last a while. Local farmers co-op has a gallon of Remedy for $116 or 8 ounces of...
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    lopping young trees, Remedy or Tordon?

    what is triclopyr? Just found out. "Triclopyr is a selective systemic herbicide used to control woody and herbaceous broadleaf plants"
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    New Pasture Saplings

    what is pool shock? found out what Pool Shock is. Might be better to be around than some chemicals. Wonder if bleach would work on the small stump/base?
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    lopping young trees, Remedy or Tordon?

    My winter/spring project has been to limit the young trees growing along trails that were put in years ago. I bushhog the trails at least once a year. After lopping the trees for years, I noticed some of the smaller ones, and a few mid-size, have been pulling out, by hand, relatively easy. Then...
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    New Pasture Saplings

    to kill young callery pear, cut off at base. Remedy or Torton RTU put on small stump, just after lopping?
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    Cannot start Stihl 009

    Update: siphoned out the fuel in the saw and put in fresher fuel made last fall. Saw started right up , with no putting any fuel mixture into the carb.
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    Cannot start Stihl 009

    "Could not get a new oil pump." I have two of these Stihl 009s. A few years ago the pump was rebuilt on one of them (the one that starts more easily) at a local shop, to the tune of $130. Probably should not have done it but I too like this little saw. This morning sprayed two times into the...
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    Cannot start Stihl 009

    "On my009 the 1st pull is always full choke. Next pull is choke off and it always starts." Do you wait until it sputters or just arbritrarily turn the choke off after the first pull? I keep the choke full until I hear the first sputter, which unfortunatly, on my easier starting saw, last time...
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    Cannot start Stihl 009

    2 years ago the saw got a new fuelfilter/sparkplug/air filter. Problem is, when it is at the shop and it does get started, once it starts it runs like a gem and re-starts easily. It is only when it sits for a while that is is so hard to start. It has been suggested to put a few drops, or spray...
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    Cannot start Stihl 009

    For at least the first 15 years of their lives, they were both easy to start. One or two pulls at most. Even my husband had no concerns starting them. He would not like them now. Thanks for your input, I believe RuralKing sells Stihl, much as I dislike walking into that store. To JimRB, thanks...
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    Cannot start Stihl 009

    I have 2 Stihl 009 chainsaws, my husband bought them years ago as he had a bad back. He is no longer here to maintain the saws so I do my best to keep them going. They get non-ethanol fuel and Stihl oil. They are used lightly, only by me. Not often, but it is nice to have 2 running saws with me...
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    tank sprayer suggestions?

    I have been wanting to replace the sprayer setup my husband made years ago. He set it up so the width could be half wide(changed manually), for spraying the sides of our gravel drive, which including side roads is 3/4 mile. The sprayer is 5 ft. wide. I like how it is powered from the back of the...
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    re-seeding information wanted

    I did countact the county agent, and the conservation office, he said he would come out to look things over after the beginning of March(some sort of government deadline). Curious to see what he says.
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    re-seeding information wanted

    "In fact, aeration is unlikely to be of economic benefit in the vast majority of cases." "I spent 4 days aerating, and could not detect any difference in the pasture thereafter" Thanks for your experience. Hard to know what will or will not be productive. Sounded good.
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    re-seeding information wanted

    An aerator. Interesting. I have spoken w/our county agent, he never suggested that. I have a call in to the local U.S. D. A., even stopped by. They are not returning calls as they are so busy, a woman I briefly spoke w/at the office said they are at least a year behind doing farm visits. All I...
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    re-seeding information wanted

    "get a lot of abuse from farm tractors" so maybe after the second cutting of hay, early September, would be best. Planted a bit on cleared areas last late October, it came up well, then was hit by two freezes. So I will be doing those areas again in a few months.
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    re-seeding information wanted

    I have 30+ acres of grass that has been used for pasture and hay. The past 10 years mostly mowed for hay, by a neighbor. It has been fertilized and limed but the amount of round baled hay gotten in is falling each year. Two years ago I hand-reseeded, then culti-packed, a few areas where some...
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    Master Manufacturing 3pt sprayer quality

    Did you ever get a sprayer? I am in the market for a new sprayer, at least 25 gallon, with 10 ft boom. I looked at the website of Master Mfg. and sent them an email w/specs I would like. I do not want something that will need to be worked on as I already have one of them. Thanx. Nancy
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    suggestions requested -mowing side of driveway 45 degrees

    to CADplans- If I could alter the side of the drive as you did I would do that. I believe my drop is just too much. If you can see from the attached picture I can make two passes with the bushhog at the treeline, that part is doable. But any closer to the driveway is really unsafe. One year a...
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    suggestions requested -mowing side of driveway 45 degrees

    I'll preface this by saying I am a woman who will be attaching this usually by herself. Husband passed away a few years ago, he had a 83hp Deere and a 15 ft batwing that he attached once a year, as the pto connection was very heavy and a two person hookup. I used this for two years to mow...
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    Got the canopy for my zero-turn- review

    I have a Ferris zero-turn 61" wide. I have wanted a canopy for years and finally bit the bullet. I decided on a Thunderbird fiberglass canopy, it is red and 50"x41". I had to pick it up at a freight terminal, in two boxes(pictured). I installed the hardware provided on my rollbars. (I had...
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    Would like a Thunderbird fiberglass canopy for my Ferriz zeroturn

    I was thinking of getting a Rhinohide canopy for my Ferris but now am looking at the Thunderbird TX4 fiberglass canopy. On Wiedmann bros website(they sell only to dealers) it is listed at $289. On the Thunderbird website it lists at $459, big difference. Anyone know of a good website to be a...
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    Husqvarna tiller, which one is oil fill?

    My Husvarna tiller has three places that look to have oil caps. Picture 3(orange) is easy, as that has the oil drain plug near it. The other two are not in the manual. picture 2 is a white cap, picture 3 is also an orange cap. It was in the shop last week, apparently I put too much oil in and...
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    rototiller calls for SAE30, detergent

    At WalMart I found SuperTech 30(non-detergent) and SuperTech SAE hd30, heavy duty . I purchased the latter. The plain 30 said non-detergent, the SAE hd 30heavy duty does not say detergent. Need I be concerned? Nancy
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    Rhinohide canopy for Ferris zero turn

    I have a 2007 Ferris IS2000, 61" cut, 532 hours. For years I have wanted to get something for sun protection. I am now trying to mow only when the grass is dry and that means full sun so this may be the year I get the canopy. I would not mind something umbrella-like but I have not even seen one...
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    Chamberlain liftmaster LA412, tech advice needed

    I need some technical help w/my Chamberlain liftmaster gate opener LA 412. I spent way too many hours on this today and have finally given up. Following is what I have emailed to Chamberlain support. "Our gate. solar powered, was not working correctly, it did not close all the way. I...
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    Regeneration question

    My Deere 5055e has just over 250 hrs on it. Last September the Regeneration light came on. The Deere man told me to push and hold the Regeneration button for a few seconds, while the tractor was running. The light finally went out so I suppose the process worked. I used the tractor for light...
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    Sprayer  sprayer advice needed

    My husband made a tractor-carried sprayer years ago. It has a 25 gallon tank. The fixed boom is five feet wide with 4 spray heads, this is to spray our long graveled driveway and other graveled places on our property. He rigged it so the power source is not to the battery but to the back-of the...
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    Oil & Fuel  130 hours on 5055e, changing hydraulic filter

    We changed the engine oil and filter on our 5055e at 120 hours. The manual says we should also change the hydraulic filter, which I have(the Deere man sold me two items, one is an enclosed canister, the 2nd looks to be a paper-type filter which I cannot figure out where it goes). If we never...
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