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    Re: Rolling resistance

    Nothing! Busy with other work. I found several places in other states which sell used padfoot (sheepsfoot) shells normally used by being clamped around smooth rollers. Priced around AUD3k, plus...
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    Re: New Sneaker

    That's a lot of moola for a toe protector!;):eek:
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    Re: Hydraulics myths

    Another mythbuster from Brendan Casey - much more esoteric, this time.

    JV

    Today I want to clarifiy another myth, that causes a lot of hydraulic problems - and even failures ...
    Myth...
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    Re: Weidemann electronic issue

    And beware a trap for young (and old!) players: my JD ride-on has a seat switch which has twin contacts. I forget the detail of how it works, but simply jumpering it with a length of wire does not...
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    Re: Hydraulics myths

    In your last hydraulics bulletin, I explained how to add oil to a hydraulic system - without the dirt.
    Today I want to clear up another popular misconception, about the installation of...
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    Re: Hydraulics myths

    [QUOTE=Footsfitter;312519]My answer has to be- a good quality one in either application.

    Some people have terrible hygiene standards when it come to decanting oil into engines- dirty jugs and...
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    Re: Hydraulics myths

    Good info, FF. Thankyou.

    Which filters have the best filtering capacity: engine oil or fuel?

    JV
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    Re: Hydraulics myths

    A very interesting comment, FF. I'm not familiar with a "revolver". What is it & how does it work?

    JV
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    Re: Hydraulics myths

    FF wrote:

    Of course, now 35+yrs on the complexities of some hydraulic systems have become mind boggling, same go for todays electrical & electronic systems too.[/QUOTE]

    Not wrong, FF,...
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    Re: Rolling resistance

    Greensill & Cameron are certainly known here - but not universally. Only those reading the specialist news feeds would be aware.

    I presume the Aus connection is Julie Bishop, our Foreign Minister...
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    Hydraulics myths

    I recently needed to re-subscribe to a hydraulics newsletter, and as a consequence I'm receiving back issues.

    The one below took me a while to understand when I first read it a few years ago, so I...
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    Re: Rolling resistance

    Blood oath, Ex! Me too!:eek:

    On tother hand, should a certain politician (or more, for that matter) be standing on a street corner, I'd be very happy to take advantage & change some fat cats into...
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    Re: Rolling resistance

    Ha! Well spotted Ex! I hadn't thought about that, but it's obviously a potential trap. Since the roller will be used to consolidate soil on a new dam, it will be used on the level. However, during...
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    Re: Rolling resistance

    Good questions Ironhead.

    I don't know how the Nebraska test was conducted coz that info came from here:

    http://www.tractordata.com/farm-trac...225-tests.html

    No info that I can see if the...
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    Rolling resistance

    My principal question to the BFF Brains Trust is this: will my MF4225 pull a 7t. sheep's foot (padfoot) roller?

    The tractor's Nebraska Test says it will pull 3.6t. How does that figure relate to...
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    Re: Aus farm pics

    Thanks Paw. Well spotted. I wondered if I had used the correct name coz the shaggy coat suggested something I could not identify exactly.

    JV
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    Aus farm pics

    My favourites: seeding, and the Long Horn
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    Re: I'm a lucky idiot

    Quite so. It's the classical dilemma: spend a bucket load of money on a machine to do a job, then figure out if it should be sold or kept until it's needed again.

    I have another dam designed and...
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    Re: I'm a lucky idiot

    One of my snouts remarked privately that such contact could not be made with a standard bucket, and he confirmed what I had wondered about. It would be very bad design, if it was possible normally.
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    I'm a lucky idiot

    Was picking out the spot to dump the bucket while slewing the 360, not realising I
    was still crowding the bucket & pulling in the dipper arm - until the
    cutting edge of the bucket hit the right...
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    What'll they think of next?

    https://newatlas.com/robotics/blue-white-robotics-autonomous-tractor-kit/
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    Re: JCB JZ140 engine error codes

    Done well, FF, thank you!

    I tried registering for the JCB online parts, but was unable to. The last data field required the "letters/numbers below" to be entered - but I could not scroll to the...
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    Re: Best tractor ever made?

    Surely the MF 100 series? I have 3, all still available for work whenever I want!


    Got to admit though, none are as pleasant to drive as the MF4225. Superb cab!

    JV
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    Re: Hay baling - old style

    Gawd,zaza!

    Your pitchers must have been mighty men. I can't imagine anyone here pitching one bale, never mind two!

    As for "good days", seems to me they were good only coz they are old! I'm old...
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    Re: Hay baling - old style

    Excellent post zaza. Thank you!

    I was not familiar with the 701, and had to look it up, but it's design evolution is clear: a stationary baler with a pickup glued to its side. The needles worked...
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