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    Re: Would you rather mow, or clear snow?

    Just came in from mulching up leaves with the JD....Dont know why, but I enjoy that.
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    Poll: Re: What Kind of Aeration Do You Use?

    I have a tow behind spike aerator.......It seems to work OK.........I know they say cores are better, but this thing was $40 at a garage sale......
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    Re: STRIPING WITH YTS-3000

    Is having that striped look worth 5 grand?.......
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    Re: Million Dollar Question????

    Later in the season, the grass will likely only need to be cut once a month......Talk to her and arrange a plan where she pays by the season....keep track and maybe she can make a couple of extra...
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    Re: Oil filter for Kohler Cub

    NAPA filters are made by Wix....so I have been told
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    Re: Trouble Removing Riding Lawnmower Blades

    Go to the local garage and get him to zip it off with the impact gun....Likely wont even charge you, or very little iff he does
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    Re: Is my starter toast?

    Sounds like just the stud is loose.....There are 2 nuts, one below the power wire and one above it...Get a skinny wrench to hold the inner one while loosening the outer one....When you get the wire...
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    Re: How old to mow?

    I was 10 when this pic was taken in 1962.........Look at those reels, no guards at all....I lost no limbs.........Times have changed....for the better
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    Re: Ride on doesnt pick up grass!

    What blades do you have on it?...I would think with a bagger, you would want high lift blades to get that flow going
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    Re: New to the hobby

    No idea, but welcome from another Ford tractor guy.
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    Re: What happened to Microsoft?

    Went from XP to Windows 7.......7 is great..

    I am not too fussy about the new versions of IE or Firefox .....I am no computer geek, as most of us are......just know what works for me
  12. Re: What degree do i sharpen front tines on a tiller

    If the ground is that hard, you need to turn it first either with a bottom plow or a spade......

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Poncho62/Tractor%20stuff/mopar034Small.jpg
  13. Thread: Buy American

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    Re: Buy American

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    Varsol is a solvent.....its like diesel fuel or fuel oil.....I believe its a Canadian brand name, because we just use that name for it and Americans dont....Mike Holmes is a...
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    Re: What car(s) do you own ?

    Thats what we used to say about cars built after 1972......:biggrin:
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    Re: What car(s) do you own ?

    I have always been into older cars and hot rods......Since I semi retired, I have sold a lot off....down to 2 vehicles now. My wife has her 2005 Chevy mini van, I have my 51 Ford F1 pickup.
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  16. Thread: Buy American

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    Re: Buy American

    This whole "Buy American" debate sort of makes me laugh.......Americans invented the capitalist system.....The person who makes the best product for the best price is going to sell the most and...
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    Re: How can I get a cheap lawn tractor ?

    If you are handy, buy one that needs some repairs......
  18. Thread: Bad Battery?

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    Re: Bad Battery?

    Probably a bad starter....could also be a bad connection or bad ground.....Take it off and test it on the bench
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    Re: Must be spring here

    Skunks dig to get to grubs that are underground....Cure the grub problem and the skunks will go away
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    Re: Welcome to the Professional's Forum!

    Professionals on the other lawn care forums discuss billing, advertising, insurance, licensing, commercial grade equipment,,,,that sort of thing...those are some of the differences....

    I used to...
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    Re: Purpose built garage or a shed?

    I have a 12x20 shed for my garden stuff....its full of course, 4 tractors and various other mowers and implements of destruction.....The other tractors are under tarps outside or in the...
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    Re: Welcome to the Professional's Forum!

    Sounds like fun....as long as a character named Bobbygedd doesn't join.....lol

    He has gotten the boot from most of the pro forums........:confused2:
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    Re: Getting blades on mower to cut even

    I would take the deck off, flip it over and put a large straight edge across the blades to see how straight they really are......You should also be able to see if the deck is bent or not......If you...
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    Re: Charging a dead battery

    If a battery has frozen, I wouldnt give it much hope
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    Re: How to mow grass correctly??

    If you dont want to deal with the clippings, cut more often....Its hardly rocket science.
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    Re: Charging a dead battery

    I have had some luck restoring old batteries......Granted, they were not totally dead, but its worth a shot.

    What you do is drain out all the old battery acid and replace it with a distilled...
  27. Re: was wondering how many Canadians are here stop in and say hi

    Woodlsee eh.....You dont know the guy that has these Ford tractors for sale do you?...

    (2) Ford LGT145 Garden Tractors, Disc, and Trip Dozer Blade, - Ontario Cars & Vehicles For Sale - Kijiji...
  28. Re: was wondering how many Canadians are here stop in and say hi

    Just up the road near Hanover, Ont.............:thumbsup:
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    Re: What's in your shed?

    In my shed?.......4 tractors and much assorted junk

    In my garage......Old truck, tractor and more assorted junk. Garage is tidier than the shed.

    Behind the garage....more tractors and assorted...
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    Re: Prrescription costs-RIPOFF

    We have an election going on right now........The one party is accusing the other of wanting to get rid of health care, or at least make it more like the American system......It wont happen, but...
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    Re: Prrescription costs-RIPOFF

    My experience with "free" Canadian health care.....No, its not free, our higher taxes on everything pay for it.....

    I am 58 years old, have lived here my whole life.....I have never had a problem...
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    Re: Has anyone built his own mower?

    The PTO is for the tiller....did some plowing and tilling today
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    Re: Has anyone built his own mower?

    I built this tow behind a couple of years ago....Mainly used for tall grass and brush

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Poncho62/Tractor%20stuff/Brushmower021Medium.jpg
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    Re: Prrescription costs-RIPOFF

    I started taking Lipitor last year.......It was a bout $2 a pill......It has gone down quite a bit in the last year....The druggist told me that when a drug is new, its more expensive.....and also,...
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    Dethatching blade for home use

    What are your opinions of these blades that you can put on a mower to dethatch your lawn?...I know I can rent a special machines for this, but I only want to do my own yard and a small area of it at...
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    Re: Mower carb with no main jet

    Yep.....jet size/adjustment is preset at the factory.......Us amateurs just cant be trusted to set a carb anymore....lol
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    Re: This site............

    I agree......I belong to a few big forums (tractors and cars) and they are hard to navigate....not so much the advertising as I use Firefox and it has an ad blocker.......but, just trying to find...
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    Re: Does anybody here enjoy traveling?

    I enjoy traveling......when I can afford it.....mostly driving, taking our time and seeing the sites....Last winter, we took 8 days to drive from here (Ontario Canada) to Arizona.....seeing the...
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    Re: How young is too young?

    Being overprotective is probably a big part of it.....I was with my kids a bit, I guess...I just had girls no boys.....I noticed that I am really overprotective with my grand kids........

    I hope...
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    Re: How young is too young?

    I agree with Twall.....I was driving a lawn tractor at 10, Massey 35 with a Mott mower at 12.....My dad knew I could handle it, so thats why he let me......He showed me how things worked so I could...
  41. Thread: Snowplowing

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    Re: Snowplowing

    I dont think that a plastic barrel will hold up very well......I would look for a used blade on Craigslist ...might even find a whole tractor, with chains and weights.......never know...I paid $50...
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    Re: 12 hp B&S popping sound???

    How did your head gasket look?....could it have been leaking?
  43. Re: Top Five Safety Procedures for Ride-On Mowers

    Frivolous lawsuits didnt help either......All these colorful little stickers covers John Deere's arse......
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    Re: Swisher 44 inch tow behind mower?

    I built one a while back....I use it mainly for cutting long grass that hasnt been cut in a while.....I can offset it if I wish too.
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    Re: Cub Cadet mower blade nuts

    Impact gun is the best way.....If you dont want to buy one, just take it to a local garage to get them off.....Then from now on, make sure they are taken off every year to keep them undoable...(is...
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    Re: Preventing Ants

    I have had good luck with the Black Flag stuff that is a gel, comes in the little red bottle. Great for keeping them out of the house....just put some where you figure they are getting in.
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    Re: Reporting spam/scams

    I moderate on one of the bigger car forums......Sometimes the mods are just not around, but generally ut gets deleted quite quickly....Reporting these things is good of the membership.......There is...
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    Re: cub cadet 122 just had engine rebuilt

    It sounds reasonable....A basic rebuild kit is about $150 shipped on ebay.......plus, you said a few extras (cam etc)....plus labor...I think you got a good deal
  49. Thread: Snow Gone?

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    Re: Snow Gone?

    Snow is going slowly....too damn slowly.......and, its a mess what it leaves......
  50. Thread: Live Traps?

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    Re: Live Traps?

    Yep....Canada is just one big waste land......lol

    I'm thinking its probably a mole problem, How big are the holes?...A groundhog hole is quite large, about 6-8" across, while mole holes are maybe...
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