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  1. That is the $64,000 dollar question. Prolly more with inflation & all, and if you think Mexico City is bad look up some of Indias trash problems. There are a few things which once made into their present state are that way forever and can't be used for anything else. Glass once made into glass is glasswork forever, can't be made into anything but more glass. Tires are similar but can be reused for other purposes, roofing shingles, track surfaces, but mostly just landfill material. I don't mind recycling but when I'm charged a recycling fee on each recyclable item I buy and then I have to pay a fee to recycle the same item, and where I live a fee to even enter the recycling facility. Whats the Point? Wealth redistribution at its finest. SO my great question is this, Since we are supposedly, "Saving the Environment and Saving the Planet", just what exactly are we saving it for? I don't want to live in a trashed out place anymore than anyone else does. But to jump through needless hopes and useless regulations just so some people that can't hold constructive employment can feel virtuous about themselves and beg about how much better they are than me, NON Starter. And for the sake of convenience is the biggest polluter of all.
  2. The world has been built on concrete for many many many (did I say many) centuries, so undoubtedly here are Ex-spurts abound. I've worked with it, drove it around, poured it finished it, shoveled it, (kinda like BS & HS but heavier) made pieces and powder out of it, and generally I've found that it is indeed hard, heavy, and best left to the young at heart. But where would our modern world be without it, living in caves no likely. But then caves are nice!
  3. Options are: 1- get a new hard line from the Mfg. 2- have the local hyd shop make a new hard line 3- have the local hyd/auto parts, make a new flex line. Note: your flex line is going to take more room for bends etc. with possibility of more wear points. 4- like someone else said, braze the hole shut. Be aware that if it wore through in the first place that needs to be addressed before replacing with anything. In my experience replacing hard lines with like hard lines is the best way to go. Flex lines are used specifically when they need to flex and are more susceptible to wear, cause they are flexible, as well as susceptible to sun, weather, other wear and damage. Hint: when was the last time you replaced a hard line, other than when you pulled a gommer and smashed it or the fitting finally gave up the ghost and started leaking? Most hard lines last the life of the machine. But then that's just my 3 cents (inflation ya know)
  4. No liability for, and tells the fridge what its short of, tells the microwave its using to much power, every appliance in your house talking to each other, and then you got the wife mate with her honey do list. And you wonder why men drink & like hangin with the dog. Sheesh! I save myself the trouble, the breakdowns, the out of orders, the no longer available, to say nothing of the backorders and price increases. I do it the old school way, I do it with those dealios on the end of my arms, only time I can't do the washing is when I gotta do it one handed, and that's never happened, cause it needed washin anyway. Soap, agua, scrub scrub, air dry, done deal. Learned that when I was a wee lad, never really saw the need to change it. Another machine to control a part of your life. Course I can see it might have advantages if you use a half dozen pots, 5 pans, 4 plates and 3 cups ,12 forks & 27 spoons and a serving dish or 7. (whats wrong with serving out of the pan it was cooked in?) Never could see the efficiency in pre scrubbing, loading, then unloading and putting away kitchenware that you could have washed & put away in 1/2 the time. But then I also understand that women need and think differently than us guys do. Women are crazy - Men are stupid - What causes women to be crazy - Men are stupid.
  5. Do you deal cards off the top, or the bottom of the deck? Same with TP. Butt, in my case, the roll just sits onna floor.
  6. This is what you call a "Professional", as much a professional as a Dr. or attorney or any other "high paid" so called "Professionals". His skills were basically learned in school, but his professionalism was learned in DOING. Impressive array of tools at his disposal. Me Likey. It's guys (and gals) such as this that bring Value to society. His skills entail much more than anyone achieving a masters or even PHD in any field, by his developing skills needed to learn the skills he practices. Think about it and it will make more sense.
  7. Well, since you asked, If I had the spare coin floating around, I'd maybe opt for a T64-GE-416 out of a Marine Sea Stallion CH53E. Course you might have to lengthen the frame a wee bit or let it stick out the grill a scoshe, and at 4,000HP might be on the verge of overkill. But it would be fun ya think.
  8. That little factoid has always baffled me. A huge amount of city dwellers cannot fathom where their food comes from nor how it even gets there, and they don't seem in the least curious. I'm constantly amazed at how a person can be this stupid and still have a heartbeat.
  9. Unless filters have a separator bowl on them the position doesn't matter with how it works. The Position only matters when you go to change them. How much you spill and or how much air you allow in when replacing with the new one. Mostly critical when changing diesel filters. Any air introduced into the system can play havoc when starting and running after the change. If your doin it wrong and introduce sufficient quantities of air, you'll be playing the bleeding game.
  10. You arr right me lad, a wee bit o cabin fever. Is it spring yet? I spend to much time watching "Roadkill" (they are a baaaad influence for gear heads) on the tube, and reading too much, if thats possible.
  11. Ok Mike, here ya arr. Looks like mine is a wee bit less, uh, encumbered than yours is. whadahyathink eh?
  12. I'm happy for you & your son. I'd sure like to find one as clean as that appears. They all need work, thats the beauty of them. And the project that will be tons more fun than watching the numbskulls on the boob tube whiz in each others Wheaties.
  13. Oh man, I sure would not want to be buying a new truck today. For the price of a new truck you can rebuild all the running gear on this one and have it repainted in a paint that will last more than 10 years and have money left over, to say nothing about the higher insurance and licensing fees you'll save. And thats if you can even get a new one that you don't have to wait 6 months to a year for (chip shortages & all), so I've heard. I saw a sticker price on a new F350 dually a short time ago. GULP - $148,000 😵
  14. The chart "searcyfarms" showed seems appropriate and at the least I would think is a good starting point. It really depends I would think, on the size and density of the trees/brush. If not to large it may be more cost effective, for you and your customer, to just haul your Case 8-fiddy over and do it all with that. I've got an "87" 850-D that does a pretty bang up job. But here's another solution. I use my small excavator (Kubota - 040) with a ripper tooth to remove all my trees, dig em out by roots and all, up to about 22" dia (those take a fair bit of work though). 12-14" are easy peezy. And if you got your 850 handy the 8" are just a pushover. So if you have access to a larger excavator they actually work much better with less work. For a good leveling after tree/brush removal I would use a land plane if you have one available. Don't know where y are but you might want to check on the haul rates if needn't to move you D61 any distance, oversize permits etc. That can be a pain. Your 850 and or excavator under about 17-18,000 pds. can be one by a pickup & dual axle gooseneck. No permits required. But thats just my .02 cents worth. Good luck with your project.
  15. N S

    Shed moving

    Oh Man, you really chose the hard way. Ain't ya got any neighbors? Here's how it's done. Same shed different videos. We all could use some neighbors and friends like these people. The epitome of the American Spirit.
  16. This is hilarious, a real keeper, and what comedy was all about. If I remember right, Hee Haa was the longest running comedy show on TV, I think it lasted somewhere around 16 years. It generally was so stupid it was funny. Nothing but people laughting at each other and themselves. And the music wasn't all that bad either.
  17. I always have preferred cash unless it's very hard to use, such as now having to buy parts from 3-4-6 states away. They don't want to take cash anymore, but then see how they glamour for cash when the lectric no worky and they don't have any riches but the lint in their pocket. When the lights go out and all your wealth is tied up in digital currency, U B Broke son. And yet everyone is simply enthralled by the digital currency. Cept for us that paid attention to grandpa.
  18. Gommermint employees, the only reason they get hired is because they follow what ever they're told without question. Hence they can't get fired cause they wouldn't find world elsewhere. The reason the schools have gone to teaching the new modern math, for gommermnt employees who can't count, now any answer is correct. Example: 2 + 4 = 1321. Makes perfect sense to me. And if you don't believe it you're wassist.
  19. I'm surprised with the toys and talent he's got he didn't just make a complete new one instead of the restoration. I had never seen one and now really want one. Enough with the hands & v-blocks, straps and blocks of wood that don't work. Whoever came up with this was a bloody genius. But I really want all the toys he's got to make stuff with.
  20. I wanted to say paint it green, but then that would be sacrilege, can't be having none of that. So maybe trick it out with a full compliment of Stewart Warner, Auto Meter, or VDO gauges. Be sure to include gauges for Pyrometer, Boost and every other gauge you don't need. Or you could just paint it a Candy Apple Red/Orange and install a Nitrous bottle set up right there on the hood in plain view. That'd get some real head scratching goin ya think?
  21. Hurray for imagin-a-shun! Around here I wouldn't get caught without it. It's whats for dinner, right next to the beef, taters-n-gravey. Without imagination we'd all still be living in the days of medieval Europe. But ifn we keep following this path we're on now we may be living in J H Kunstlers "World Made By Hand". Anyone tried farming with horses lately? ☹️
  22. Is being a "Big Time Operator" similar to pretending "I'm making money" farming? Or closer to Paying the bank for letting me farm?
  23. I though you might be headed there when I first saw the size of your barn. Storage for "carpet farming" implements
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    What we got going on in this country any mower, is the entire country of the USA, being the mastiff, being waged by the tail of the chihuahua. The more we let it happen, the longer and more ridiculousness will happen. All for the fear of someone somewhere not liking or approving of us or our opinions. When we are not open to a different opinion or thought process the more we are entombed in the same old rut, unable to see that perhaps we were wrong, but based upon experience, and history, those thoughts and beliefs we though were wrong were right after all. All for fear of the dark. I'm sure everyone here knows, that actually the dark ain't all that bad, or fearful.........It's just dark! And when you put up with it long enough, yup here come da sun!
  25. I don't get it (maybe I'm just slow). But it seems to me it's the same propaganda every single year, And I've been around watching them for quite a few now. It's always a national catastrophe, and a disaster, worse on record, the sky is falling, little red hen lost his feathers (and his head), copious hand wringing, loud crying and simply whaddahwegonnado's. They go through this every single year. Half the area is affected by the Great Lakes effect & chill coming down out of our good buddies up in Canucker land, drawn in by the rise of all the hot air produced by bureaucrats in the major cities in that area, and the North Atlantic confluence with the Gulf Stream. It's been doing this ever singe the continents quite roaming around looking for a more permanent home. And I thought I was a bit on the slow side. The world doesn't revolve around you. Jeez, get over it, it's snow, deal with it. Ya'll can laff now!
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