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  1. I vote go for it! Cool crawler, great story, neighbor who is willing to drag it for$ 100.00, you cant lose man! Of course if you dont end up moving it you could always sell the BE dozer assembly off it to a sucker in California who needs it in the worst way (me).
  2. ENMIM

    Well pump trouble

    You nailed it 12Guy. There is a check valve about 20" from the well head. It had failed, would not let water flow in either direction. So when you fire up the well, the pump is trying to pump, but is not truly moving anything, crack the hose bib just prior to the check valve, water flows, amperage goes up. It is semi counter intuitive. New check valve and all is now well with the world.
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    Well pump trouble

    I would think you have it right Dan. My storage tanks are probably 200' higher than my well house, thats what is leading me to think I have a leak somewhere down low, near the well house before we start up the hill to the tanks. For what its worth, the well is 220 three phase, 5 HP. Cant tell you fill time for the tanks as I have never really timed it, so I dont really have a base line in that area.
  4. We ran out of water this morning, its not an agg system, its just 10,000 gallons for the house. When we went to the well house and turned the pump on, the meter shows the pump drawing 10 amps. We dont have an automatic system in place to kick on the well when the tanks get low, we have to manually turn on the pump. Now that I think of it, if anyone knows of a wireless system that will monitor the tanks and signal the pump to kick on when it gets low, please let me know, but I digress. Anyway, back to my 10 Amp draw, whats odd is the thing normally runs at 15 amps. I have never seen it draw anything but 15 amps. The information tag is noting that the system should run at 15 amps. What the heck is up with it running at 10? Everything SEEMS to be operating normally, the pump is running, its pumping water, water is going to where its supposed to be going etc. Ideas anyone? I gotta leak and the pump is not working as hard as it usually does? It has been cold here lately, it was 30 last night, are we cold enough that we are simulating super-conductor environments and my pump now operates 33% more efficiently? What the heck is going on? Eldon
  5. Fellas, As Tony stated, I stopped in there the other day for the nickle tour. It was not disappointing. Ya' know how some guys always claim, "looks better in pictures than it does in real life'? Let me tell you, Tony's stuff looks better in real life than it does in pictures and his stuff looks pretty darn good in pictures to begin with. To say the work it thorough, correct and clean is the understatement of 2016. All those that are thinking Tony is probably a heck of a nice guy will be glad to know that such is indeed the case. Ethel the wonder dog is a sweet heart, she make a much better dog than she does wheel-chock though. That being said, I never saw the thing laying int he driveway, but I figured that since she layed back down on the driveway after we backed up on her she is probably fine and good to hear she indeed was. Thanks for the tour Tony. Do the rest of Redpower a favor and post pics of your other tractors (including the non-red ). Also, the almonds looks to be in tip top shape as well. Regards, Eldon
  6. Pull up Craigslist, find a Quincy 325. Typically 80 gallon tanks and a small (for true industrial use) 2 stage pump. You'll never kill it. I got one for free, it had been dropped and the crank was bent .250" at the flywheel. Straightened the crank, r&r'd the bearings and wrist pins. Rebuilt the head. Very low RPM unit. True oil pump in the thing. Roller bearing crank. 5hp single phase 110/220V 1600 RPM motor . The kind of 5 HP motor that weighs in at about 120lbs. Not modern 3450 rpm 5 hp motors that couldn't generate 5 hp is all the shinny paint was gold. This year I turn 46, and im betting the thing is with me from here on out. One thing of note. DO NOT try and move them yourselves. You will not believe how heavy they are. I'm talking deceivingly heavy.
  7. Td-18, Did someone have some trouble with engine stand legs being a bit to light? That's what I'am looking at right? The aftermarket engine stand leg strengthening kit?
  8. Stageone, Hello Cobber. If that is an in-correct greeting please disregard it. Would you give a little more explanation as to what is going wrong with the pump and why. I'm new to TD6s, and am not following. Is pump itself leaking? thanks, eldon
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