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  1. On 3/10/2022 at 8:39 PM, searcyfarms said:

    that 4.88 is killing you in my opinion, it keeps the engine at higher rpms which doesnt help boost stay down which in turn uses more fuel - maybe you could find a 4.11 or 3.73 dang thats steep gears for pulling huge loads you dont need it with that much motor even out there in your country - not a true comparison but some real numbers I have calculated with mine with 3.73 gears and strangle filter still onboard -  i can get 19 at 72 w/out a headwind on my 6.7 ford until a regen kicks in, then drops it to 15.5 - i avg 16.5 to 17 depending on roads and regen timing empty

    dragging 5K i get 14, dragging 10 K i get 12 - grossing just over 31K  w/gooseneck loaded I get 8 but it will still go way too fast and not stop quick enough  


    I agree the 4.88  does not help but it's kinda a trade off, it pulls really good and the 34 inch tires offset somewhat. 

    I'll update later if anything changes 

  2. On 3/7/2022 at 9:19 AM, ihrondiesel said:

    Not sure if this applies to your pickup, Mader, but for what it’s worth—my son has a ‘13 Ram 2500 with the Cummins.  Previous owner spent a bunch of money on it.  It had a tuner, when they pulled it off to sell it, it left 6th gear unlocked.  1200 RPM at (I think) 70 mph. 

    That would be nice...mine has the aisin and 4.88 no one has hacked that Trans yet. 


    I'm leaning towards some parts falling off. That alone will save .01 a mile in def. 10% fuel saving would payout in a year at these prices.

  3. 11 minutes ago, poor farmer/logger said:

    Fully free flowing here. Mileage went up some for sure. Power was noticeably better too.   Trucks getting 17-20 US mpg. Was no parts available to fix the truck so some stuff went missing.  2019 ram 3500 aisin transmission with 3.73. 

    What did you get before?

    I've got 4.88s tops out at 88...

  4. 41 minutes ago, Lars (midessa) said:

    On the the subject of toilet paper, why do some people put the soiled toilet paper in the waste basket, not flush it down?

    Bad septic systems. My inlaws do this...but think it's a 60s system that's way undersized with a very high water table... like 5 foot deep well

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  5. 7 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

    Those stretchy tow straps are awesome! 

    I just picked up a dynamic rope. 25k break strength iirc hope I never need it.

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  6. 51 minutes ago, DavCut said:

    I remember learning on rope tows at Nashoba Valley in Westford, MA back in the early 80’s. They were home made setups that used truck axles as part of the drive train. The rope return was car rims mounted on old telephone poles. 

    I haven’t been there in years but a quick search on Wikipedia indicates that they are still using the old rope tows!  


    The only other time over gone skiing the bunny  hill had a rope tow I never made I to the top. Hated it. The conveyer is so much better to learn on. 

  7. 6 minutes ago, KY2674 said:

    Thanks searcyfarms. Seeing the high and low price gives me a good starting point. Although I'm sure the revised table will be more the way things have gone the last 2 years 

    I'll come up with the price by adding my desired hourly wage, plus machine cost per hour( fuel and fluids, wear items, cost of replacement) it will be a number that seems really high add 10-20% charge that amount. Bill for the haul too.

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  8. 5 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

    I haven’t seen a ski lift without a safety bar since about 1960, lifts are something i follow like many of you guys follow tractors. Where are you finding this lift? 
    i have a small collection of chairs i have 3 Ribblet doubles, 2 hall doubles,   a Pholig tripple and a 1988 Poma 12 passenger gondola. 

    Showdown montana I think it's a triple  but you best be small....

  9. 1 hour ago, searcyfarms said:

    oh my, glad the kiddos ok,  dont let red lodge get the best of you on the snow sticks, no good for the back for sure - invest in a tens machine well worth the 100 bucks for your back 

    We went to showdown with a group it's less than 30 bucks a kid....

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