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Forum: Massey Ferguson Forum 09-07-2018, 01:07 PM
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Posted By California
Thanks. I learned something new.

Thanks. I learned something new.
Forum: Massey Ferguson Forum 09-06-2018, 07:19 PM
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Views: 140
Posted By California
Yeah I'm hoping that element was just old stock. ...

Yeah I'm hoping that element was just old stock.

What does your inner filter look like? It isn't used on the small Yanmars. Only the element in your photo, precede by a cyclone-baffle dust trap...
Forum: Massey Ferguson Forum 09-06-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By California
How many times can you blow out a filter like the...

How many times can you blow out a filter like the one pictured and put it back in service?

I found something like 'Kubota 1989' on one of those once. No blowby so I doubt the engine ever ate...
Forum: Yanmar Forum 07-21-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By California
What part of the country are you in? I've read...

What part of the country are you in? I've read that there are salvage yards in the South, and there is some guy near Portland OR who shows his scrapyard of small Yanmars and Kubotas on Craigslist...
Forum: Yanmar Forum 07-19-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By California
The kits were so rare that I would be surprised...

The kits were so rare that I would be surprised if one turns up. I've never seen one offered in 15 years owning Yanmars.

Here's an old thread elsewhere...
Forum: Kubota RTV Owners Group Forum 07-13-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By California
My latest strategy is to try something I read on...

My latest strategy is to try something I read on Reddit - cayenne pepper powder. The hot version, 70k+ 'scoville units'...
Forum: Kubota RTV Owners Group Forum 07-13-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By California
I have an owl box on top of an orchard tree....

I have an owl box on top of an orchard tree. Apparently owls don't like to be so obvious, none ever moved in. I see owls occasionally and hear them hooting more often. Also occasionally see coyote...
Forum: Kubota RTV Owners Group Forum 07-13-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By California
I'm surprised that your exhaust process works,...

I'm surprised that your exhaust process works, many people have tried that here without success. I think the gophers have too many openings or escape routes, so any kill is limited to near where you...
Forum: General Operating Forum 07-12-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By California
Sure do! The photo below (posted elsewhere,...

Sure do!

The photo below (posted elsewhere, I hope the link works) shows my 2 inch fill hose in its prior life. F & G shut down power equipment for gold dredging so I sold the sluice box and...
Forum: General Operating Forum 06-30-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By California
Thursday I made the second pass watering...

Thursday I made the second pass watering replacement apple trees in the orchard.

I didn't take photos this time. The photo below is from last year and is posted 'elsewhere' :wink:

Note the...
Forum: Tractor Implements, Add Ons & Accessories Forum 06-01-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By California
Gear drive is indestructible in the Yanmar...

Gear drive is indestructible in the Yanmar tillers (intended for rice paddys) shown in my photo above. Just as solid as any gear transmission.


Seems to me either type should do well for many...
Forum: Tractor Implements, Add Ons & Accessories Forum 05-20-2018, 11:55 PM
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Views: 929
Posted By California
Here's the first time I tried out the tiller....

Here's the first time I tried out the tiller. First in pto low, nominal 540, then nominal 1000 (but throttled down from that). This model is intended to be driven by a 3-speed pto but anything over...
Forum: Tractor Implements, Add Ons & Accessories Forum 05-20-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By California
Just had to post this - my (used) tiller was...

Just had to post this - my (used) tiller was $200. Including a spare set of tines that are not yet needed.

It's the last green one in this photo from several years ago.

:yankchain:
...
Forum: Tractor Implements, Add Ons & Accessories Forum 05-19-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By California
I don't think 1 hp short is significant. It might...

I don't think 1 hp short is significant. It might be if you are breaking tough sod.

In this old thread (http://nettractortalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=98979#post98979) I have pictures of the...
Forum: Tractor Implements, Add Ons & Accessories Forum 05-11-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By California
I think our farming here is unusual. No rain from...

I think our farming here is unusual. No rain from Easter to Thanksgiving, to oversimplify a little. Everything has to be deep rooted to survive. My neighbor who commercially operates/harvests this...
Forum: Tractor Implements, Add Ons & Accessories Forum 05-11-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By California
I don't know if this applies to you but in my...

I don't know if this applies to you but in my orchard I wish my tiller had substantial offset so I could till close to tree trunks without running my head into the limbs. I think offset is a feature...
Forum: General Operating Forum 05-10-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By California
That's fun, isn't it. Here's a photo I...

That's fun, isn't it.

Here's a photo I posted here 10 years ago, before I had a ROPS on the Yanmar.

I am re-opening an abandoned terrace between orchard rows. This is at the back of the apple...
Forum: John Deere Forum 05-07-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By California
Simple diagnostics: Do you get any sort of click...

Simple diagnostics: Do you get any sort of click or clunk, or does it dim the headlights, when you turn the key?

Next phase: do you measure 12 volts at the input to the solenoid when you turn the...
Forum: Open Forum 04-01-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By California
Thanks. Interesting history at that link.

Thanks. Interesting history at that link.
Forum: Open Forum 03-19-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By California
I read somewhere the physics of multiple...

I read somewhere the physics of multiple locomotives isn't as simple as it seems.

The total amount of weight on powered wheels determines how much weight the string of locomotives can get moving...
Forum: Open Forum 03-18-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By California
Sheesh where is that thing going? We see consists...

Sheesh where is that thing going? We see consists like that to go over Donner Summit - 7k ft rise in 70 miles and they pull hard all the way - but how long is that train to use that much hp?

...
Forum: Tractor Selection Forum 03-12-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By California
These guys import and overhaul gray market...

These guys import and overhaul gray market tractors, by the 40 ft container load.

Slight chance they want your box of MF's. More likely they might have some advice.
...
Forum: Kubota RTV Owners Group Forum 03-03-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By California
It is the US version of Thar! This jalopnik...

It is the US version of Thar!

This jalopnik article explains more.
https://jalopnik.com/the-mahindra-roxor-is-a-tiny-offroad-jeep-to-conquer-am-1823460351

And it will be built in Detroit.
Forum: Kubota RTV Owners Group Forum 03-03-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By California
The Mahindra 'Thar' I linked is all identical...

The Mahindra 'Thar' I linked is all identical except 2.5 inches wider. The rubber fender extensions on the Thar are likely that 2.5 inches.

So this new Roxor / Thar isn't much different from...
Forum: Kubota RTV Owners Group Forum 03-03-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By California
I did a Google search on 'Mahindra military Jeep'...

I did a Google search on 'Mahindra military Jeep' (because we saw a lot of CJ3 style Jeeps - canvas top and all - as military vehicles there).

This new 2011 civilian version may be the basis for...
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