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  1. Pete, that seems to be the right number. I googled it and it looks right. Ten to twenty bucks for a nut and ferrule is crazy, but I am going to search around so I have one here if the line leaks again.
  2. I decided today was the day to fix some leaks on the 1486 before getting into heavy field work. Needed to replace both heater shut off valves since they were leaking for way too long and the fuel return line fitting was leaking at the T by the fuel filters. Heater valves went pretty well once I got an impact wrench on them so decided fuel line should be an easy fix. I had not had one apart for a while and was thinking it was just a common compression fitting. When I got the old one off I thought I could see maybe some type of seal inside the old ferrule. None of my standard fittings fit the plastic hose right so I called my dealer to see if they had the right part on hand. My lucky day, I get the new parts guy who really does not have a clue. He tells me I may have to buy the whole tee or new fuel line. The tee is $125 and he does not have the line. Now if my regular parts guy was there, he probably could have helped. I called another guy who works on a lot of these and he said he had a tube nut that might work that was standard on fuel lines on the old M and the likes which is a nut and ferrule in one piece. Part #222-504. I put it on and it does not leak for now, but I think the correct one has a teflon seal inside but I can not find a part # or diagram of the part. Is there a certain way you are supposed to install this nut or just tighten up?
  3. wild one

    Reamer

    My son used one of those rental reamers from a local guy that sell parts. I believe he had a $1,000 deposit on the reamer.We were not impressed with how it cut. No way could you cut anything with hand power. We were told to put a drill on it. It took a lot of pressure and a lot of cutting fluid and a lot longer time than expected, but did get it done and fit nicely. I would probably just buy a reamer for the next one.
  4. I have a relative in a very bad car accident,as she laid in the muddy field waiting for an ambulance to come, she swears a classmate, killed several years before, came and sat by her and told her everything would be OK.
  5. 95 f250 with 7.3 has about 310,000 and still runs and drives good. Body is shot, but a rust free cab and box sit in the yard. My 2003 Ranger 4.0 just turned 250,000 trouble free miles and still uses no oil, but the rust is taking its toll.
  6. I was a member of Wisconsin National Guard back in the seventies when the state employees went on strike. My unit got called to guard a prison for the criminally insane. There were some very bad people there, murders, rapist and then some not so bad people. I got called one day to help watch as a prisoner in his probably 10' x 12' cell was let out to empty his bucket. I believe there were six of us. There was a large steel door with a small window where his food could be set or opened to see the guy. We were told to stand off to the side as he liked to empty his bucket at this small window. Now you see the bucket was his bathroom and once a day he got let out of his room to empty his bucket and you best have a bunch of people ready when you opened his door. No problems that day, but what a life. Next call was to help with a young man who had got on a bus and slit the throat of a 12 year old girl sitting in front of him. He was there for evaluation in a very small room with a mattress and maybe a blanket, pretty much naked with his hands and feet strapped down. He had been just let up for a bathroom call and they could not find one of the buckles for the restraints. There was talk of a body cavity search until they found the buckle in the mattress. Again there were about six of us again as both were known to be very violent. None of us were ever armed with more than our bare hands and was probably for the best. Quite the shock for a twenty something farm boy one day and guarding violent criminals the next. Was one of the longest weeks of my life and a couple times thought it might be my last.
  7. I bought a new stainless steel 4" back in the day. Great shooter. Still shoots as good as ever and seems almost as good as new. No regrets.
  8. I have the Stihl 170 also. Great little saw. Mine was pretty beat up and began to run like crap. Dealer said for what a new carb costs he couldn't rebuild the old one. Decided to get a new saw and kept the old one. Saw a new carb on ebay for like seven bucks, put it on and the new saw sits. Been running good for over a year so far, just looks a little worse.
  9. wild one

    radio antenna

    Go to Ebay. Little short flexible antenna that seems to work well for me shipped to your door for less than $10.
  10. Our 656 gas died the other day and the smoke began to roll out from under the dash but did stop when I shut the switch off. Under the right dash was a nice mess of melted wires. Since I needed to use the tractor I decided to replace the wires the best I could. I thought if I could get replacement terminals that fit in the harness connector I could just replace each wire one at a time, but I could not find the exact same type of locking terminals anywhere so I patched things up the best I could and its going again. I did some more searching today for terminals and found that the harness connectors use a Delco 56 type terminal. After I found the proper name I could find them all over the internet and even new harness connectors. I'm thinking I'll order a bunch of terminals and replace the bad wires one at a time and might be easier and cheaper than the harness. Amazing what you can find when you have the proper name for things. Maybe this will help someone else out.
  11. I have a Ford 7740 4x4 with loader and it makes a great raking and bale loader tractor. Twelve speed syncro transmission with reverser is simple and I prefer it to the 5240 most times. Shuttle shift is nice on 5240 , but ford is easier to see out of. 7740 seems to be a simple tractor with a good cab, heat and air that works well. Wish I could find another one for what I paid for this one.
  12. I bought my first new vehicle ever in 2013, a ford f150. I decided I was going to have a Ford dealer do all the service on the truck so I would have all the service records and if there were a warranty problem, they should take care of it. I had never taken anything I owned for an oil change or pretty much for any service. The new truck came with two free oil changes so I thought I would take advantage of that.Had oil changed and a week later I pulled the dipstick and found it to be almost three quarts low. Now I have a new truck with 5,000 miles on it and I have to add three quarts of oil!! No leaks so I begin to thing I got a lemon. Pretty much got a run around from the dealer who did the oil change and so I went to another dealer and changed the oil again and it never used any oil as long as I owned it. My guess is they never filled the engine the first time. My engine was the 5.0 which held almost eight quarts and the 3.5 only holds about five quarts. I would have thought someone would have pulled the dipstick before it went out the door. I now have an 18 and still take it to the dealer, but I always check their work and I might save five bucks on the oil change if I did it myself but I'm getting too damn old and I'm going to let someone else take care of at least one rig.
  13. I live here in far north east Iowa and the timber rattlers are pretty common in the bluff lands. Normally run into one every year, sometimes five or six. We have killed quite a few in our yard. One year we had two in our garden within a week. Wife kinda lost interest in gardening after that. Lots of stories of dozer operators having one come around on the tracks or someone having a dead one placed on the cab floor of their truck. Its the time of year to watch your step or where you reach.
  14. I still have one of those little saws and used the crap out of it fencing and the likes. Was always a hard starter and if it quit you were done for the day. I got so disgusted with it one day I told my boys I was going to tear it apart and if I could not find anything wrong it was going in the junk. I got it tore down some and saw the coil to flywheel gap seemed off. Adjusted it to where it looked better and it started fine ever since. The thing is probably 30 years old and has no power anymore but I almost liked it better than the little Stihls I have.
  15. My son works as a tech for Ziegler. According to him both the D and D2 have a kubota in them the D2 has DEF. There are a few changes from the C to the D same controls but the cab is one piece on the D and D2. Camera option was on all D series. I'm thinking the D series came out in 13 or 14 the D2 I think is around 17 model year. I would say you cant really go wrong with a Cat Skid steer. The heavy under carriage on the 299 vs the 297 is definitely worth it in my opinion does not ride as smooth but a lot more robust. Also make sure on the D series machine that the electric fuel pump works and keep your fuel filters changed. They have had issues with the electric lift pump and on high pressure common rail fuel systems low fuel pressure can be hard on injectors.
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