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Old 08-03-2018, 04:08 PM
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I had to get my tractor, a Case 530, out this afternoon to fix my shared road. At the entrance we have had some wash out from The summer rains. Just needed to pick up the gravel a hundred feet down the was and move it back up.
I stuck the bucket in and worked a scoop up, went back up and spread it. Went back and got another bucket full and popped a front tire. Three hours and a couple hundred bucks later I am back with two new front tires. I will get to put them on, then go finish up, so that my wife and neighbors can have the benefits of a tractor without having to pay for it.

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Old 08-03-2018, 04:49 PM
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I had to get my tractor, a Case 530, out this afternoon to fix my shared road. At the entrance we have had some wash out from The summer rains. Just needed to pick up the gravel a hundred feet down the was and move it back up.
I stuck the bucket in and worked a scoop up, went back up and spread it. Went back and got another bucket full and popped a front tire. Three hours and a couple hundred bucks later I am back with two new front tires. I will get to put them on, then go finish up, so that my wife and neighbors can have the benefits of a tractor without having to pay for it.

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Don't ya just love owning your own equipment
seems mine benefits others more so than me but I'm the one who absorbs all the cost of upkeep and repairs...

So sounds as if we own the same boat that only goes one direction
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:39 PM
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:07 AM
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20.8 x 34 or 20.8 x 38 (can't remember which)
18.4 x 34
15.5 x 38
11r/22.5
Some bullshit flotation expensive tires for the NH 650
Front tractor tires in various sizes
Flotation tires for the swathers (2)
Seed drill tires
Disc tires (offset and finish discs)
Various small trailer tires
Small truck tires

AND LET'S NOT FORGET ALL THE DAMN BATTERIES FOR EVERYTHING WITH AN ENGINE
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Old 08-05-2018, 08:38 PM
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yeah, the batteries are hard to keep up on occasionally driven equipment. The tires on non hiway rigs are usually fairly easy. The two tires on the front of the tractor were LT tires, and I was planning on replacing them with tractor tires, but they were working okay.
Other thing that can play hell is fuel. I try to keep as little fuel in things as possible. I dont have condensation issues, but do have fuel oxidation problems. Nothing like having to drain off 20 gallons of bad fuel and figure out how to get rid of it.
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:16 AM
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Nothing like having to drain off 20 gallons of bad fuel and figure out how to get rid of it.
Getting rid of old fuel is easy just add it to your car or truck about 2-4 gal at a time when you have at least 3/4 tank of fuel wont hurt you car
but that depends on what you call bad fuel as well...

I call bad fuel, fuel that sat for a year In a can or tank that has no water or debris in it.... I would have no issues in adding that to my tank and running it off
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:58 AM
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yeah, the batteries are hard to keep up on occasionally driven equipment. The tires on non hiway rigs are usually fairly easy. The two tires on the front of the tractor were LT tires, and I was planning on replacing them with tractor tires, but they were working okay.
Other thing that can play hell is fuel. I try to keep as little fuel in things as possible. I dont have condensation issues, but do have fuel oxidation problems. Nothing like having to drain off 20 gallons of bad fuel and figure out how to get rid of it.
How about a match?
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:34 PM
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I have burned it off, but it smoks up a storm. Some sort of forced air burner would work better.
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I've already been asked if I'd loan my D8.

Hell no.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:35 AM
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I've already been asked if I'd loan my D8.

Hell no.
Lol. Your looking at it all wrong. Just get a $25,000 deposit.
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