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    4 - 1086's
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  1. Surplus center definitely has what you need in stock. Try calling back and seeing if you can talk to someone else. https://www.surpluscenter.com/Brands/Prince-Mfg/20LE21-Prince-Series-20-SAE-12-Outlet-Section-Closed-Center-w-Load-Sense-9-20LE21.axd https://www.surpluscenter.com/Brands/Prince-Mfg/2012H-Prince-Series-20-SAE-12-Inlet-Section-w-2200-PSI-Relief-9-2012H.axd https://www.surpluscenter.com/Brands/Prince-Mfg/20LP1KB1AA-Prince-Series-20-Motor-Spool-Load-Sense-Work-Section-w-Detents-9-20LP1KB1AA.axd
  2. I don't know if you tackled this yet but today I converted my 5488 from large 1000 to 2 speed using the shafts and idler gear out of a 1066 hydro and a new cover from abilene machine. The only issue I ran into was that the 540 shaft would go too far toward the rear of the case and the gear would rub on the rear cover. I shimmed behind the 540 bearing with a .010 shim and it fit perfectly that way. I also had to use the clutch drum from the 1066 unit because the snap ring clearance was wrong using the 5488 drum. Unfortunately I had to ditch a friction disc doing this because the 1066 drum wasn't as deep as the 5488 drum. I think it will be fine as long as I don't try to shovel all 200hp down it.
  3. Maybe I am over simplifying this but why couldn't you just wire the pressure switch to the input side of the VFD and then wire the vfd directly to the compressor motor? Set the VFD to soft start when it is powered on that way you won't overload it at startup.
  4. I wouldn't have had time to come up and buzz around with you but I could have pointed you in the direction of a couple of good trails. I live just north of Sturgis but even being as close as I am I don't get to get up in the hills as often as I would like to. What kind of side x side did you rent?
  5. I've been rolling my rocky hay fields for a few years now... it really saves on sections and guards when haying.
  6. I usually plant corn and beans both right at 5mph with my 1200 - if it's rough I might drop down to 4-4.5. This year I planted a little 4 acre field that was smooth at 7.5 as a test. It should be up in a day or two so I'll be able to see what kind of job it did. From what I dug it looked alright.
  7. ZG6E

    Fuel prices

    On the way to church today I saw it was 5.19... figured I would fill on my way home. An hour and a half later it was 5.55.
  8. I bought a Grammer MSG95 suspension and Grammer 741 seat from Abilene Machine on black Friday. It was right at $1000 shipped for the set. Those went into my MFWD 5488 and the air suspension that was in that is what replaced the leaking hydraulic suspension in my 2wd 5488. I'll try to grab some pictures tomorrow. I had cut a piece of round tubing a couple inches long and stuffed it down into the cylinder on the original suspension so it was just bottomed out solid. After bouncing around like that for a year my kidneys were ready for a change. https://www.abilenemachine.com/grammer-seat-assembly-black-gray-matrix-fabric-amss11051 https://www.abilenemachine.com/suspension-air-am1319704
  9. I bought that overpriced seal kit a couple years ago and it held for about 2 months before leaking again. I believe my cylinder was just wore out so this last winter I replaced it with an air seat. I did really like the ride of that hydraulic seat but I sure didn't like the mess it made... twice.
  10. I don't have any pictures on my phone but I used heavy 4" square tubing with flanges welded in and bolted it down inside the frame so the ball would sit the same height as it does in my pickup. That way the trailers always ride level regardless what I'm pulling it with.
  11. Not considering fuel economy this day in age is short sighted...
  12. I've got a Featherlite. Don't get one of those if you are going across the pasture or have rough gravel roads. I am constantly welding on mine near the rear door. Seems to me the one everyone likes here is a punch-side Wilson. I just can't justify it. I don't use the stock trailer much anymore since I got a nicer truck. I use it to haul the occasional critter to the sale and run around at branding time in the spring. Before the Featherlite I had a Travelong steel trailer. It had a billion miles on it dragging it through the pasture and down 2-tracks. I put a new floor in it at one point and I really loved that trailer. Aluminum is nice because it pulls easy but I wish I had a good clean steel trailer back.
  13. Same experience as Chris here - but our battery power unit isn't the style that takes the battery in the tool. The power unit takes a battery and sill has hoses to the tool. It's been a POS since new. It has had a new battery twice and a new charger once. We don't overuse or abuse it either.
  14. Could you be any more arrogant? By the way- that question was rhetorical. However, I'm just certain you will grace us all with an answer anyway.
  15. I heard the wheel bearing creaking when I was on the second to last bale loading a truck. I thought I could get that last couple on then limp it to shop - I bet I didn't make it another 15 feet before it fell off.
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