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    Re: What type of Grease?

    Depends on the application; sometimes the correct grease is critical for long term operation. Example: I've been advised that slew bearings in a 360 should be greased only with a lithium based...
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    Right to repair

    No disrespect to FF, but thought it deserved its own thread.
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    Re: Red for a change....

    Hmm.. never rains but it pours!

    Yesterday the Aus. gunnerment (gunner do this, gunner do the other) announced the Productivity Commission has been allocated money for a 12 month enquiry into...
  4. Re: Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon of about 1905 - 1910.

    Thanks Ironhead, good point. As I remember, the boiler was patented, so the Patent Office should have a record.

    JV
  5. Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon of about 1905 - 1910.

    A friend is building a scale model (big enough to ride on) of the above wagon. He has been unable find any engineering drawings or designs of the original.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of...
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    U.S. antique tractor auction results

    Antique tractor auction results. Nokomis, ILLinois 28 October 2020
    https://bid.aumannauctions.com/auctions/catalog/id/25186/

    JV
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    Re: Red for a change....

    To "pivot!" a little from FF's last comment, a story on right to repair:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/climate/right-to-repair.html?campaign_id=

    It claims John Deere says you can't even...
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    Re: Jack's Crop Report

    Hello Ironhead. I expect Jack will send his reply from on high (;)), but meantime may I say I appreciate your work.

    A few years ago I was lucky enough to tour eastern (mainland) Canada and as...
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    Re: Three-way tip tray

    Thanks for your interest FF. I (and my friend) have used Google here too, and we've come up with several trailer manufacturers offering tandem wheel trailers with a capacity of around one tonne.
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    Three-way tip tray

    I have a small Diahatsu truck fitted with a rare tip tray which can be set to tip one of three ways: to the left;to the right, or to the rear, using pins on outriggers at the tray corners and a...
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    Re: glyphosate spraying

    A very good question, Ironhead, coz there are numerous shades of grey - and few people understand that. I sometimes wonder if there would be the same foment if big business i.e. Monsanto and now...
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    Five star cow barn ) Quebec.

    https://www.timberbiz.com.au/cowabunga-a-five-star-cow-shed/

    My cows would enjoy that!

    JV
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    Re: MF168 hydraulics failure

    Good question Footsfitter, the answer to which is: horses for courses! Moving 3000+ cubic metres of soil for a new dam(n) (!) wall was likely to be just a tad too much for the Venerable 168. On...
  14. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    Forgot to say, the early models tended to crack where the top link mast joined the cross tube on which the rotors are mounted. Check.

    JV
  15. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    I agree with zaza about the condition of the machine being important. If it has tynes which can be adjusted for tedding or rowing, check that all can be moved to both positions. If the machine has...
  16. Thread: mf4345

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    Re: mf4345

    Looked up Tractor Data

    http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/003/3/8/3389-massey-ferguson-4345-transmission.html

    and it says there are 4 different gearbox options!

    JV
  17. Thread: mf4345

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    Re: mf4345

    Looked up Tractor Data

    http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/003/3/8/3389-massey-ferguson-4345-transmission.html

    and it says the gearbox is completely different - 8fwd, 2 rev.!
  18. Thread: mf4345

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    Re: mf4345

    As I understand, the 4345 followed the 4245, so there presumably is a similarity to my 4225 which has everything on one lever, except for forward/reverse which is on a lever left of the steering...
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    Re: MF168 hydraulics failure

    [QUOTE=john maddock;312121]Oh dear! The venerable MF168 is having a hissy fit.

    Today, it would barely lift an empty bucket on the 3-point linkage - but there is some intermittancy. (I hate an...
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    Re: MF168 hydraulics failure

    [QUOTE=john maddock;312121]Oh dear! The venerable MF168 is having a hissy fit.

    Today, it would barely lift an empty bucket on the 3-point linkage - but there is some intermittancy. (I hate an...
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    MF168 hydraulics failure

    Oh dear! The venerable MF168 is having a hissy fit.

    Today, it would barely lift an empty bucket on the 3-point linkage - but there is some intermittancy. (I hate an intermittent problem!). ...
  22. Thread: Fences

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    Re: Fences

    Impressive machine - but an even more impressive post! What sort of timber was it , to not shatter?

    JV
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    Re: Removing FE35 lift cover

    No special lifts or tools RGSP? You are a better man than me! Or my friend - but thanks for your thoughts. I agree about new O rings though.

    JV
  24. Thread: Fences

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    Re: Fences

    Usual trick here for backfilling is to use finely crushed rock , 6mm minus. It means outlay to buy the stuff, but huge saving in time and labour compared to ramming earth back in the hole - and...
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    Re: Fences

    Wearing my tin hat....

    I'd go for the auger, coz that provides some positioning freedom to get the posts dead in line. A post & rail fence which is not straight is not a sight to behold - and...
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