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About BurroBabe

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    Tree Crops, Forestry, Organic Farming, Reducing the blasted deer herd!

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  1. Yeah oleman, what he said. I would like to know that too! (good backup if the bowl breaks!)
  2. The last thing I want to do is waste fuel but, between my old eyes and the pink dye in the off-road fuel, I'm not sure I could see anything. I didn't even realize that the bowls were clear!!
  3. Thanks Matt. The less I know about a subject the more I try to stick to "the book ". So I'm grateful to have all of you fellows in this community to share advice from your experience .
  4. As usual Stronger you're spot on , but I always feel weird when I read your posts referring to me as her . as per the illustration in my original manual that came with the tractor , it looks like nothing's missing . Left and right filters look to be reversed from illustration 2 above as the vent screw is on the left on mine . of course I'll take your advice end do the WD-40 treatment before trying to take them apart. And of course , next trip to Coleman's (my international guy ) I'm getting the filters and O-rings. In the meantime, my master forest owners intensive at Cornell's Arnot Forest started this evening and runs through Saturday so I'm bowing out of all other conversations until it's over. It's already past midnight and 5 AM comes too soon . 😉
  5. Stronger is right , type two. Here's a picture. And I will certainly pick up filters and O-rings to keep on hand . It's so humid here I'm green from mold . (A Creek runs through it )
  6. Yeah, the manual said at end of day, I did it before starting up. Came clear on the first filter right away.
  7. Yup. Sounds like what is going on. If you say never draining it again, I guess you know better than I. I'm so used to the old 350's sediment cup and seeing lots of water in it, along with the sediment, but this has two real filters. I do worry about condensation. And only 20 - 50 gal in a year? What do you take me for, a dilettante? ðŸĪŠ
  8. The manual on my "new" (to me) 574 says to drain the fuel valves at the end of each day until clear fuel flows. When I went to do so, the valve on the final fuel filter opened and drained no problem. When I tried to loosen the thumb nut on the primary filter though, the entire filter started to turn. I turned the filter back in, holding the drain nut and started turning while holding the filter. I was watching the "cap" nut (?) on the top to make sure it wasn't turning with the drain nut, it wasn't. But the more I backed off the drain nut the more it loosened the filter, even though I was holding it so it wouldn't unscrew. I continued doing this a number of times and then decided I didn't want to take anything apart so I just gave up draining that filter. So what's up with this? Why won't the drain nut back off and open the drain? Suggestions please! Thanks
  9. Sorry for keeping you all in suspense, I thought I had posted results. Long Farms wins the gold star for recommending to post in YT's hauling board. I got a few calls, including one fella from Williamsport who offered to do some shiftting and dropping off another to add it to a load for $500 but I hadn't even gotten the tractor paid for and couldn't drive to the bank yet so I told him to call back when he had room on another load and waited for more bids. I had posted on Fr8Star and got NO bids. Then a fellow from North Carolina said he was driving up to Cuba, NY to (North of me)deliver an engine he and could hitch his trailer up if I wanted him to haul the tractor. He was leaving the next morning and again, it wasn't paid for yet but when he asked for only $275 for the haul I told him I would see about arranging payment somehow but I couldn't be sure until I spoke to the dealer, and it was after 5PM. This fellow really knew his tractors and I gave him measurements with the bucket and told him about the water in the tires. The guy was so sweet, said he would take the trailer along anyway if I thought I could arrange it, even though he was leaving early. I scrambled the next day, managed to squeeze my leg with brace into the car and got to the bank and got it done. Then I went home to get ready for his projected arrival time. When he was two hours past due, I called Messick's to check about when he had picked up. He had been running on time and I was concerned.When he called me from the road a short while later, he was wondering how far he still was from me. Poor guy, he hadn't liked the traffic on the interstate and he had jumped off and followed his GPS. That is a big mistake around here, crossing the Endless Mountains in NE PA the roads wind around like drunken sailors. At least I knew where he was and could assure him that he was only 30-40 min away. I had time to get my neighbor up here to help jockey tractors (My 350 was still in the barn where the new one was going) and a very tired trucker pulled in right after my friend. So, the bad news is, with the drama of the late delivery, I didn't get a chance to get any pictures of the arrival. And with how slow I'm healing from the surgery, I've got another two weeks in the brace so I don't think I'll even be able to pull "Thomas" out of the barn for his bath and photo shoot (especially as those rear wheels barely clear the doorway!) But when I am able to, I promise to post some pics. The good news is that my new baby is safe and snug in the barn and, having gained enough confidence with the help of all you wonderful guys, I was able to hold out for my asking price for my 350 Utility. Bessie only spent barely a week outside before another sweet man decided she was exactly what he wanted for his few acres and he promised to give her the kind of care she has been used to, and never be left outside. So, in the meanwhile, I can share a picture of "Bessie" with her new fella and on her way to her new home.
  10. Actually, I was wondering the same thing last night after reading these. I don't have AAA (expensive) but I have roadside assistance with my Auto policy. I was thinking of calling them and asking if it would cover me when driving another vehicle. It covers taking the vehicle to the nearest service facility or dealership that can fix the vehicle. Worth a try. And I could take a front wheel off my 350 to take along. they're both practically new. (And I'll tell my friend who lost her car keys and had to pay to have the car towed to the dealer and the key and cylinders replaced. that was expensive!)
  11. My Dodge diesel averaged 20 miles per gallon even pulling a load . It would easily get that on the way down and maybe 15 on the way back . And then I'd own a trailer to take my tractor in for service . but yeah , I sold it because I didn't use it enough to make the cost of insurance, registration, maintenance and repairs worth the occasional use . so I don't regret having to pay someone else to do it if necessary . I just really would enjoy the adventure though . Maybe if I just wait until I can take the brace off â€Ķ 😀
  12. Thank you both , that was exactly what I wanted to do. I love adventures and really thought that would be a lot of fun . unfortunately, I can't even find a good enough friend to give me a ride to the grocery store 12 miles away let alone spend the day driving down and back with me . Too bad I don't have a devoted wife like that guy. I know you're trying to be helpful Matt , but no thanks to you for throwing a wet towel on it . Anyway, they didn't say I couldn't drive a tractor they said I couldn't drive a car . And my stiff leg doesn't fit in my Prius but that 574 is plenty roomy enough for me and I might be able to manage the clutch standing up . And once on the highway I wouldn't need to shift much . Maybe I could get Messicks to give me a 15 day warranty for insurance on a breakdown? 😉
  13. Dealer wanted $800; I was blindsided. And it's not that I'm just trying to get a deal... my life is full of hassle to save money. This purchase was a BIG stretch for me...I hope not a mistake. I am really emptying my bank account and the "dream money" in my dresser drawer to pay for it. There just isn't enough left for the transport. I might have to pay Messicks and let it sit there awhile before getting it home. And the leaking roof might not get fixed either. ðŸ˜Ģ
  14. Yeah, right about now I'm really regretting selling my Dodge Ram diesel truck, and being fleeced at that. For $800 I could buy a twin axle trailer right in my town and get it myself! (Well, once I could bend my knee to clutch anyway 😛)
  15. I'm gonna recommend that the admins of this forum add another reaction icon; a gold star for the "above and beyond the call of duty award" Bravo mmi, your guy only hauls cars now, but he gave me the # of someone else in Williamsport, my neck of the woods, who is willing to do it and working up a quote now.. This community is really awesome!
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