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  1. The old post driver had a issue on hills where it would run the pump dry if the hill was to steep and the right hand suction gets above the fluid. And the fluid got way to hot... 4x fluid resvivour and center sump should help the issues.


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  2. It's bad here. Post are already going in hard...second year of this. First time I've seen ranchers excited for a the "calf killer" spring snow storm. About 8-12 inches of snow coming. Hoping it hits I'll gladly loose a couple days of work for a inch of water.



  3. 3 hours ago, New Englander said:

    I wonder if it was the old PT that had arsenic (CCA) or all PT that you can't use? I do remember there was a push to get the arsenic treated stuff out of playgrounds. 

    A guy in town installs docks, which he manufactures out of PT, so I looked up NH guidelines which say no CCA, not in production anyway, but today's stuff is ok although it sounds like they'd rather you use stainless steel for the direct water contact. Here's a paragraph I cut:

    EPA, along with the U.S. Department of Human Services recommends that “treated wood should not be used where it may come in direct or indirect contact with public drinking water, except for uses involving incidental contact such as docks and bridges.”

    That doesn't mention salmon of course. Maybe it's time to dig further and see if your buddy can use today's PT?

    CCA is still in use in fence posts. But only for agriculture use.

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  4. 19 minutes ago, ray54 said:

    This or something very similar was posted with other machines, at a auction I believe. Because it was joked just what Mader the professional fence builder needed.

    If it had park brake a better driver and walk beside It would be fun.

  5. 8 minutes ago, TN Hillbilly said:

    I still don't understand how that brace works...or how you install it?

    So the end (king) post is mortised a do about 2 5/8 square a inch deep and and the end of the strut is tenoned to fit tight...a tight fit keeps water out. The strut Is less than 19 degrees to prevent uplift. And 2.5 times the height of the fence. The soil is removed as clean as possible to the width of the strut. A second post is driven to grade or rejection on angle and after its in abit its leaned back to the king post to tension the whole assembly. A good fence guy with all the tools can assemble this brace in 10 minutes in good soil.

    Brace will be stronger than a double h brace.

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  6. 3 hours ago, nate said:

    AC lines for rear climate control will corrode and leak near right rear tire if you live in a salt state.   Have not heard anything bad about them. 

    Again no  salt here...

  7. 10 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

    Does that have the selector knob for mud, sand etc?

    I would have thought after the seat in that 01’ you've been riding on a barstool bolted to the floorboard would be an upgrade. 

    No selector. The 01 was top end trim  and mom's is mid trim. 

  8. 2 hours ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

    My wife likes her Jeep Grand Cherokee.   I worry about it being mostly Chrysler,  but it has racked up 130,000 miles. 

    We love our 99 grand cherokee hate moms 2010 worst in mud we deal with and hard seats 

  9. The Nebraska are saying high property tax....but compared to what you are used to how will it rate on cost.

    I would think western Nebraska would be decent if the milk infrastructure is present lots of water and feed already due to feedlots...

  10. 25 minutes ago, stronger800 said:

    Don’t do it! Did you see in the recent thread where we were talking about pickups and rust, and I  posted that  I recently had a coworker that  found out her (fairly new ish) vehicle would not pass state safety inspection because something in the front subframe was perforated from rust?

    I couldn’t remember what model it was other than it was a Chrysler/Dodge, but now that you say it, -it was a Journey.  2016 I think it was. 

    What is rust? My 410,000 second gen has none. 

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  11. 11 minutes ago, mmi said:

    Cmon  man kencove is the best purveyor of china &^&*^)*(  fence supplies.

    They were a big importer of  the NZ stuff  , 20 yrs ago. Much better quality but,still couldnt stand USA calves.

    I use British wire...

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