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  1. Their website still shows over a dozen national distributors, including Amazon. https://www.starrett.com/distributors/national-accounts
  2. Is that a post driver mounted on the front? The Kent KHB5G is a hydraulic hammer unit. Maybe it’s a custom fencing machine, difficult to make out what is on the rear of the machine.
  3. S-K only has a one year warranty on torque wrenches. https://sktools.com/pages/warranty For decent torque wrenches for not a lot of money the Tekton wrenches are hard to beat. https://www.tekton.com/wrenches/torque-wrenches
  4. Isotunes have a variety of models to choose from with different features. https://isotunes.com/
  5. The picture looks like they aren’t fine thread but the description says 5/8”-18. Maybe worth calling them to confirm what they’re actually selling.
  6. Are these what you’re looking for? https://www.redrunrite.com/8-rear-rim-clamp-bolts-ih-300-340-350-400-460-504-560-656-660-666-686-2504-2656-hydro-70-hydro-86/
  7. That’s not an EV only thing, about 30% of new vehicles don’t have a spare tire onboard. I know way back in the early 2000s the Toyota Sienna AWD models didn’t come with a spare tire because the spare tire location was taken by a driveshaft so it’s not really a new thing. https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/tires/some-newer-cars-are-missing-a-spare-tire-a9928775934/ https://carsearchinc.com/what-cars-don-t-have-spare-tires/
  8. Here’s an example of almost $6 billion they’re spending on a battery plant. https://corporate.ford.com/operations/blue-oval-city/kentucky.html Tesla was unique in that they weren’t a car company transitioning into building different vehicle types but building everything from the ground up.
  9. They do. But they aren’t designing new technology and building new facilities. I think it’s safe to assume Ford has buildings filled with people that crunch numbers and figure out how to run their business from a financial standpoint. Having the business broken into different segments, some which show losses and some show profits, is not an unusual practice. If it weren’t divided they would just show a hefty profit for Q1 for their total business and there wouldn’t be a story here at all.
  10. https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2023/05/02/first-quarter-2023-financial-results.html Ford has split into three divisions- Ford Blue, Ford Pro and Ford E. Ford Blue (regular and hybrid vehicles) and Ford Pro (commercial vehicles) are both performing well. The Ford E is absorbing all the losses for product R&D and startup costs.
  11. The E-Ray Vette reportedly has a 1.9 kWh battery pack which is the equivalent energy of about 8 ounces of gasoline. https://www.caranddriver.com/chevrolet/corvette-e-ray
  12. I can’t wait to see their rules when the four door Corvette is available! https://www.autoweek.com/news/future-cars/a43123684/gm-plans-4-door-and-crossover-chevy-corvette-ev/
  13. You can buy them directly from CNH on their website. https://www.dmcretail.com/productSearch.aspx
  14. There is a lot going on in this story- seems like she was returned yesterday https://www.keranews.org/news/2023-04-07/newborn-baby-taken-child-protective-services-dallas https://www.cbsnews.com/news/temecia-rodney-mila-jackson-returned-home-birth-jaundice-texas/
  15. I didn’t make any comments about it other than saying it isn’t easy to find it being reported and posted a quote from the link to the agency who issued the statement. Whether it’s a nefarious secret plot or not is irrelevant. It’s a newsworthy item, the reader can make their own determination of what it means.
  16. Yes I did read it and understand it. Some may find it odd that it is now “unapproved” regardless of whether it is/was effective or still in use today.
  17. Interesting news that is not being reported by most news outlets this week. “The monovalent Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized for use in the United States.“ https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-changes-simplify-use-bivalent-mrna-covid-19-vaccines
  18. An outdoor smoker like a pellet grill or a propane smoker might be an idea to keep the temperature low but maintain steady temperature.
  19. McMaster-Carr has about everything. https://www.mcmaster.com/
  20. Ohio State University says 25mph with a SMV sign. Restrictions on SMV Use MAXIMUM vehicle speed = 25 mph Emblem not to be used when transporting equipment with motor vehicles such as on a truck or trailer or at speeds greater than 25 mph; the SMV should be removed or covered when being hauled. High Speed Tractors Traveling Faster Than 25 mph The scope of the Speed Identification Symbol (SIS) standard is primarily to identify farm machinery traveling at ground speeds greater than 25 mph. The SIS also identifies the farm machineries’ maximum speeds. The SIS needs to be visible 300-ft-100-ft to the rear, used in conjunction with the SMV emblem and comply with ASABE standards. These emblems are reserved for machinery meeting the definition of “High Speed tractors” as declared by the manufacturer. https://agsafety.osu.edu/smv-emblem
  21. Here’s a video of one in action on a CC and a JD 140. Looks to be a well made attachment. My neighbor has a three point Danuser PHD that is way over built.
  22. Interesting to note that over half of the farms produced gross sales of <$10,000. 81.5% of farms grossed <$100,000. That leads to the question of what constitutes a “farm” in this survey? From the linked document In my area all the row crop farmers having what are thought of as traditional “farms” do about 10,000 acres. The biggest operator runs well over 20,000 acres. There are a few older farmers that run small, older equipment that still only do a couple hundred acres they own. Even 1,000 acres of corn at 170 bushels/acre with $6 market price would gross >$1 million. That puts them in the top 4% of all farms. Some of the less traditional farms in my area would be orchards, Christmas trees, beekeeping, syrup making, hay, show livestock breeding and vegetable growers. Most of these folks are either retired and running as a small business or operating as a hobby farm. Many operate as a farm to take advantage of tax deductions.
  23. You can go direct to manufacturer and order them. https://www.miltonindustries.com/gauges Amazon, Rural King, Farm and Fleet, etc carry them too
  24. Batteries aren’t cheap but they’re not $50 per amp hour either. A quick look at Blains FnF shows 5ah batteries for $129. There are probably the same or better deals out there if you shop around a bit. You can also get adapters to convert batteries to different tool brands to keep your old tools going if you switch brands. https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/880873-dewalt-20v-max-xr-5ah-battery.html
  25. I just ordered some TY6341v(not hundreds of tubes) from greenfarmparts.com that has shipped and should be delivered tomorrow.
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