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  1. Here at work we have a 2015 and 2017 4wd 1 tons they have a rack, didn't realize it till they started complaining about the 15 driving funny the guy that drives it is one of those know it all types, he claimed it was in the steering box the guy that works on the trucks told them I highly doubt it since it doesn't have one, I haven't looked at the 2011 or 2020's
  2. they claimed none of those have been in these parts for ages, older friend told me once too many honest people have claimed to have seen them, a few years later they killed one not far from where he was saying he'd seen tracks, after that happen fish and game changed their tune on the subject. A lady about a quarter mile down the road had a couple African lions, they let out a roar it make your hair stand up on the back of your neck it was funny I couldn't hear them at my place but you could hear them several miles in other directions, same friend had a farm leased to deer hunt he got it the woods fail asleep and when it broke day lay the lions started he said he woke up to that and about crapped down both legs, he just knew they where coming to get him another friend and his wife where hunting 5 10 miles as a crow flies and it scared her she asked him what is that he said it's them damn lions over by Daniels.
  3. pretty easy to get out like said above but normally i've seen them leak its the hose clamps or the hoses its self bad
  4. how bad of a job is this? I never been in one but i got a few that could use it
  5. i took a class threw sthil 5 or 6 years ago and the instructor brought up some points, one small engines hate ethanol, two i can't remember the exact amount but i wanting to say in a gallon of gas your only getting about a quarter of gas the rest is additives and he said that was a very rough estimation because it may be dead nuts on at my closest station and it maybe way off at your closest station and your drive across town and it be different there so its been getting harder from them to tune the engines to fit the broad band across North America and 3 the shelf life of gas is the lowest ever so they are pushing more for battery op tools and equipment then you throw in the law that California just passed about the band of small engines besides on generators and they're throwing more restrictions on those in the process
  6. That way will work, last time I did one on a 88 one of us scraped and sanded while another ran the shop vac to try keep the dust/mess down, worked pretty well
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    everyone knows him for his sausage and big bad bad john or maybe even him in the Daniel Boone TV show but he had some good stuff besides them this is one and cajun queen that most don't know of
  8. any play in it replace it, better to nip it before it gets your fan or radiator, only goes on one way and is a press fit don't forget how it goes on or be talking while putting it on speaking for a friend lol, the support is the only thing different, a quick look n mother case may still have a few but i can say out of our fleet we have more old two mount style then the new four and we never had a problem, only other difference is the fan, 50 and 52 I think are 6 blade and the 54 is a 8 if my memory is correct, can still get the one for the 50 52 for a whopping 575 but not the 54, had a horn the mounts rusted and came off a couple years a go killed a fan but other than that never a problem fan wise
  9. I've used about five different types and brands of condenser cleaner that the big box stores sale and McMaster Carr and the stuff in the spray can that foams up I put a liberal amount on one side and let it sit for however long it says on the can and then was it out with a normal water hose then do the other side and go side to side each time till I get clean water coming out
  10. the bad fuse holders are also common on the 5X88, Mike says that LED is the only way to keep them from going bad. I agree with Fred the hy cap brakes are what we used when we had 86's never had no problems
  11. its not corrosive, its a by product from bourbon, its really gotten big around here the past few years from all the new places popping up, everybody and their granny haul it around here from water tanks that look like they're from WW2 to old milk trucks to those square plastic tanks with the metal cage around them, one thing it is when they get it from the distillery is really hot either they cut it with water or they let it set for a day or so before turning cows on it
  12. Ace is right the seat does sit back a little more and it makes the back of the cab around the fuel tank different, we once tried putting a 9 or 1086 tank on a 5088 and it wasn't a direct fit, but that's not a deal breaker its self just a heads up, I've seen what you could do and i believe you could make a 86 cab work on one its just not a direct fit and like Mike said make a 3X88 cab is closer. If someone can put a 86 cab on a 06 or a sound guard then I wouldn't think it be too bad doing this.
  13. if I'm measuring right it looks like its the same
  14. For these times that's not bad on the firestones if they are sat 2's and a big if you can find them. I'm wanting to say a couple months ago 1250 was the going price around here if you could find them and 1000 for bkt's and they seemed to have them
  15. he needs one of these I've said it once on here and ill say it again one of the most handy things i have i got two of them and after the past few days of sitting under a 5088 replacing pivot pins and bushings and even reaming and putting in an over sized bushing because of an egg shaped hole, I've looked down and said man this is only good thing going for me i got something nice to sit on. I came home yesterday and my wife was in the yard, she said eeww your nasty and why are you glittery looking and she said oohh no drop those pants at the door I don't want metal shavings in the house. I said I remember once drop those pants meant something else she rolled her eyes shuck her head and walked in the door
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    i don't think I've every seen it round baled here but small and big squares the cleaner brighter longer steam it is the more you'll get, i don't know what they're getting a ton around here but small bales last year was 7 to 15 a bale
  17. Had a 95 Camaro if you where taking the engine out it went out the bottom with the front suspension, i think most late model cars these days have gone to that, if you had to change the fuel pump the rear end had to come out to drop the tank or you could cut a hole in the floor like i seen a guy in high school do to a iroc z-28, ford and gm diesel pickups the proper way to put head gaskets or major engine work is to pull the cab, late model tractors are getting just as bad deere 6420's have a hydraulic line prone for going bad under the cab you got to tilt the cab over to get to it but i guess tilting maybe easier than full removal. Friend of mine's daughter had a mazda 6 maybe? 10 years ago they had to take the door off to get the dash out to replace a heater core, the early toyota tundras with the v6 the starter was under the intake the next gen after that with the v8 to change the starter the exhaust manifold has to come off pass side along with wheel inner fender and a couple other odds n ends
  18. We have a fleet of the TS models i think I'm taking care of 7 at the moment as a whole we have at least 15 in the past 15 years or so we've had around 30, things to look at is if they sit a lot the primary clutch gets sticky makes it jerky when you take off and hard to shift, we don't really have that problem with ours get ran like trucks some 7 days a week but almost every model this can happen to some say there's away to clean it to fix it or theres a guy they call the gator doctor he rebuilds them, the oil filter is awful to get to especially if has an alternator kit on it, has a kaw engine could be up to 5 different models all we have have been a tad cold natured, some where bad for breaking push rods but we've took a got the pieces out put a new one in and they go back to running some better than others, front suspension has bushings that will go bad you can get new ones fairly cheap and replace them, rear has no suspension but if you keep it greased they live a long time, have seen quite a few front wheels the centers bust, have had a couple the secondary clutch come off it will bend the shaft 9 times outta 10, the trans axle case is easy to split easier than changing the oil filter on a new one because i believe they use a torque multiplier to put them on
  19. check cab mounts if they are going bad can cause hard shifting
  20. One of the first things we teach is throttle down before shutting the PTO, you figure some days with a 20 foot mowing paddocks that are normally a acre and you mowing those all day that's a lot of engage disengage, it takes longer to open and shut the gate go threw the starting up shutting down process then it does to cut the acre of grass, we have yet to burn a pto up from 986's to 5088's
  21. x3 on the 3lm or s2e, we replaced the to4's with the 3lm's when we get a chance, running the 50's side by side you can tell a difference between the two
  22. 2 or 3 years ago that was about right with parts and labor, idk about now with the way everything has went up
  23. Co workers father was on a ship in WW2,he was a loader of one of the medium or big guns, i can't remember the name of the ship, co worker said he told a story they came under attack and things where going pretty rough called down to get another round and when the elevator came up door opened there was a six pack of beer, apparently they where going to send it up before things got bad and forgot they didn't have a round in the elevator
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