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    Default Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    When I try the barn jump...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I haven't got one. But I do have a smashed bit of siding/cladding plywood. And a lawnmower.
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    I'm thinking a bow would be good.



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    I'm reporting a boner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsub86 View Post
    They used to be called a stone boat. Farmers would go through a field with a team of horses or oxen pulling a flat metal plate and remove stones from the soil and toss them on the stone boat.
    Then they would drag then to the edge of the planned plot and pile them into a stone wall. You still find them in the woods where a field once produced.

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    Hey... look what I nearly threw out
    And then I thought..stone boat.
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    Might need a touch with the grinder but....

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    ^ THIS is why I don't recommend buying a RIB. Unless replacement tubes are cheap, it is the fate of all.
    When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.

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    Depends on what you think it's life should be. The owner of that one wore out the alloy bottom by dragging it so it wasn't economic to re tube, it looks old , maybe 20 years. I was given it, I thought I might cut some ali out of it.
    So now it's going to be either a stone boat or a dangerous goods shed roof.
    Friends do have a 20 plus year old RIB which I recommended they re tube because of its narrow beam and smallish tube. The fashion now is to make them ever wider and with increased tube sizes right out to 500mm plus, no longer will they fit on a foredeck. So they did re tube, it was not cheap but significantly less than a new comparable unit, and it fits their boat.

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    I degreased and washed the grillo today. Worth it because I discovered an oil tank I didn't know was there.
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    As with everything these days there was a duck watching.
    The point? Well I use a hose see, not like those tractor guys who just drive through a swamp for that nice detailed kinda finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I degreased and washed the grillo today. Worth it because I discovered an oil tank I didn't know was there.

    As with everything these days there was a duck watching.
    The point? Well I use a hose see, not like those tractor guys who just drive through a swamp for that nice detailed kinda finish.
    Not only do I use a hose & car soap, but my tractor lives indoors while my car stays out in the snow. The tractor is worth more...
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Oh I see, Garret has a tractor too.
    Why oh why am I the only one without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Oh I see, Garret has a tractor too.
    Why oh why am I the only one without.
    What's worse is that I have 2: A real one (40HP) & a little one (18HP) for snowblowing. The little one has a cab, but it was cheaper than a snowblower alone for the big one...
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    we like to stir the mud up before we bathe in it

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    that cricket cleans up real nice. i am in the market for a mower that can also gives rides and is duck approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    What's worse is that I have 2: A real one (40HP) & a little one (18HP) for snowblowing. The little one has a cab, but it was cheaper than a snowblower alone for the big one...
    (Looks to kick cat, realises don't have one of them either)

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    we like to stir the mud up before we bathe in it

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    that cricket cleans up real nice. i am in the market for a mower that can also gives rides and is duck approved.
    That is a very nice little slurry, my point is made.
    Can I suggest a garnish .....perhaps some strings of blackberry, really would set off the red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by __floater__ View Post
    Then they would drag then to the edge of the planned plot and pile them into a stone wall. You still find them in the woods where a field once produced.
    Back in the Algarve, the stones were used for the walls round the fields as well. Being rocky country, some of the wall were 20ft thick...

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    I do believe those walls are meant to 'stack up', not out.

    No, no... no need to thank me!

    Pass it along.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Oh I see, Garret has a tractor too.
    Why oh why am I the only one without.

    You arent the only one...

    Jeff C

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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    You arent the only one...

    Jeff C
    Maybe we could form a tractorless club.
    Talk about the stuff we haven't done or been able to do because we're, well, without traction.

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    Kinda a twist on Bilge Incel, eh?
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    Kinda a twist on Bilge Incel, eh?
    Gonna need a translation on that one sorry, George.

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    Tractor Stuck?
    I'll never forget the day god gave me two tractors...

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    ^that's how I feel about chainsaws.
    And redundancy in general. Particularly the hybrid we sail around in. Two methods of power, two rigs, two nav systems, two fridges.

    Last is the most 'portant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    We've got rabbits, and.....
    No that's it.

    Here's the highly technical and time consuming tow hitch arrangement on the good ship corona.
    After much consideration I chose a 40mm holesaw and drilled three holes. Naturally I drilled one right through so spent time removing the hole/positive from the holesaw. Took an age.
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    And threading the chain...don't get me started.
    Thorne has a video link on FB about this. Basically it has you drill two screws into the underside of the plug. That's assuming you have the screws, bit and driver to hand.

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    I grew up with a MH Pacer, flat head Contintal all of propbably 15 HP, graduated to a David Brown 770A of 35 pto HP, hooked up with a MF 135 and did what I wanted dragging that machine where I wanted. The farmer in question would not admit defeat.....................oopsie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Thorne has a video link on FB about this. Basically it has you drill two screws into the underside of the plug. That's assuming you have the screws, bit and driver to hand.
    Driving the plug out with a couple of long screws works pretty well.

    BTW here's my little beast with snowblower ready to go.
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    GD cricket pitcher.
    I can't figger how to post a proper video link,neither
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    Sleep with one eye open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Gonna need a translation on that one sorry, George.
    Incel (intentionaly celibate) is a bunch of awkward dorks who live in their mom's basement.
    Not sure it's a compliment.lol
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    Normally when hole sawing I take care and stuff, drill halfway one side and half the other. Sometimes I get careless, disrespectful of the job even... then I might rashly drill right through knowing very well I shouldn't. Once I've done that I know very well I'll be spinning the saw off the arbour or punching the hole out with whatever thin thing of steel is to hand.

    Ron has two tractors too, I noticed that.
    Worthless, got no tractor, not even one.
    If I had a tractor I would take more care with the holesawing, guaranteed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Williamson View Post
    Incel (intentionaly celibate) is a bunch of awkward dorks who live in their mom's basement.
    Not sure it's a compliment.lol
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    Ohhh, thought it might be a typo. I see , I see, mmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Normally when hole sawing I take care and stuff, drill halfway one side and half the other. Sometimes I get careless, disrespectful of the job even... then I might rashly drill right through knowing very well I shouldn't. Once I've done that I know very well I'll be spinning the saw off the arbour or punching the hole out with whatever thin thing of steel is to hand.

    Ron has two tractors too, I noticed that.
    Worthless, got no tractor, not even one.
    If I had a tractor I would take more care with the holesawing, guaranteed.
    Actually, ahem, threeee,but who's counting,really? Only the Kubota works consistently enough to be called a tractor.
    Maybe floater would like the AC 712 that's photobombing the Kubota.

    You,on the other hand, are the only one I know of with a stoneboat made from a real boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Williamson View Post
    Incel (intentionaly celibate) is a bunch of awkward dorks who live in their mom's basement.
    Not sure it's a compliment.lol
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    Close.

    Monks and so forth are intentionally celibate, whereas incels are involuntarily celibate.
    Rattling the teacups.

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    My bad.
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    The diablo has a feature that lets you pop out the plug pretty easily. Speeds things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Normally when hole sawing I take care and stuff, drill halfway one side and half the other. Sometimes I get careless, disrespectful of the job even... then I might rashly drill right through knowing very well I shouldn't. Once I've done that I know very well I'll be spinning the saw off the arbour or punching the hole out with whatever thin thing of steel is to hand.

    Ron has two tractors too, I noticed that.
    Worthless, got no tractor, not even one.
    If I had a tractor I would take more care with the holesawing, guaranteed.
    Hate to say it, but even owning 2 tractors doesn't prevent one from doing stupid things with drills. It also (& this one really has me cornfuzled) doesn't prevent one from running 7 cables (4 3 wire, 3 2 wire) to an electrical box that'll have 3 3 way switches in it, using a fancy labeler & getting the labels wrong. Of course they all go up into 2 holes in a joist & commingle with a bunch of others to make it that much more fun.

    They also don't prevent saying stoopid chit on the interwebs!
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    A little clunky. Give it time. I like the idea of one that can sit around for while to charge, then cut for a while, then sit and charge for a while.


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    Nuff said.

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    Perfect for steep hillsides, orchards, and fast cornering!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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