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brewcrew last won the day on December 1 2019

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  1. That’s how my 463 is, and I prefer it. I’ll talk to my guy Monday. He’s been working on them his whole life, everyone else at the dealer has less than ten years experience with bobcat
  2. So was there a need for four valves? Or was this just because nobody else has tried it? I’ve got a power beyond valve on a 706 that would work well with a joystick to give four or more valves. It was used for a loader with grapple, and still left one valve free.
  3. I picked up a new to me 753 bobcat. 95 model, so it has an electric park brake but not the same system as my 463. With the lap bar down and someone in the seat it releases the brake and activates the hydraulics. Except it doesn’t for anyone but me. I get that my 8-year old who only weighs 70 pounds doesn’t set it off, but my wife cannot regularly activate it either. I’m guessing it needs the weight in the middle of the seat, and she, um, distributes it more.... and for some reason the override button doesn’t let either of them use the machine, but will let me move without the seat bar down. Ca
  4. With what you are putting it in, I can guarantee it will leak out of the back side. When I have leaks, I use the cheapest stuff I can put in!!
  5. I wish we would pursue hydrogen, even as a dual fuel option. You could have stations with solar and or wind generating electricity to create the hydrogen, essentially using hydrogen as a battery. Heck, you maybe could fuel that generator with hydrogen!!
  6. I’m very early in the process of planning a shop. I want to get my semi in with a 53’ trailer hooked up, so it’s gonna have to be big, probably 40-50 by maybe 90. I want to be able to wash it and service it year round in comfort. With the price of lumber going up and being hard to find, I was thinking maybe a steel frame building. Do they hold up to moisture from a wash bay? I will likely have many more questions as I go!!
  7. I’m sure the base models are still foot shift. The high end ones will use the more expensive tech.
  8. Not every standard had the front shields, or at least some have been removed/ lost along the way.
  9. It could be that they replaced the center section and or rear, or they could have thrown the wheatland parts on a farm all. It has the fenders, rear hubs, front axle and grill. Dad has a 706 that is the opposite- set up as a narrow front farm all but with I serial tag and wheatland hubs. Has a three point as well, but appears to have been a factory fast hitch
  10. On that size tractor, especially a hydro, I don’t think you will ever find the stress limits of the clamp hubs. If it was mine, I wouldn’t change them without a reason.
  11. We picked up a pack of tp just because we don’t go shopping often and don’t want to get in a bind. They had a limit of one pack per person. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who has no success storing ice cream in the freezer long term!!
  12. We bought a couple sets of bfg power radial 80 tires on close out sale while I was dating my wife. That would have been between ‘09 and ‘11, likely ‘10 .
  13. They certainly were, but not every farmer switched right away. My grandpa was born in 1910, so he lived through the switch. Obviously different areas did different things at different times, so don’t assume that what happened in my family is how it was everywhere. But grandpa said that those who weren’t good with horses were the first to buy a tractor of their own. Otherwise there was usually one tractor per extended family or neighborhood, used to run the thresher. As the thirties came along tractors became more popular, and my grandpa bought his first tractor in ‘39- an H on rubber. That was
  14. I think people were tight wads back then. Why pay extra for a bigger tractor when the H was already more productive that the horses. Plus, they had enough kids to keep it moving, and not many acres to cover.
  15. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen a blue mounted picker before. 234s ruled our area, with some new idea and jd sprinkled in. Seed corn was big business in our neighborhood, and the 234 was the machine of choice, getting mounted on everything from an M to 655, 806, 66 series, green tractors, yellow tractors, and more. We got rid of ours maybe 15 years ago. I don’t miss shoveling ear corn, but it was good feed and we never had to buy propane for it!
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