Dave Downs

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  1. Dave Downs

    Farmall Super H troubleshooting

    25 years with no service? Might want to look at the air cleaner, easy & cheap. Those tractors are simple to service, you really don't need a Farmall mechanic, get an owner's manual, it has all the information you need.
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    Zero Turn Mower - time saver?

    OK - update time. I bought a 42" Gravely (Ariens) 24 hp with a welded deck (not stamped). Only done 1 cutting with it; wish I'd bought it back in March......it is a time saver. One complaint, it's not worth a darn on a side slope. I have one little area I still have to mow with the regular mower. It takes me longer to drive the mower to and from the slope than it does to mow it!
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    What the heck

    Actually - for $1000 you get a complete F 100 and what looks like a 123 power unit.....unless everything is rusted solid it's not a bad deal...😄
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    Farmall H with loader lifting ability

    I've got a pipe frame loader on one of my C's, lifted a complete 49 Chevy 6 engIne, think they go around 600 pounds.
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    Zero Turn Mower - time saver?

    Thanks for all the replies, seems that zero turn is the way to go.
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    Zero Turn Mower - time saver?

    I've been mowing my lawn for almost 30 years with a 41" Snapper hydro. Great mower, replaced deck, engine, tires, rebuilt steering, new front wheel bearings, wore out at least 3 sets of blades over the years. No problem with the mower but my lawn is a challenge - 2 fenced in areas, trees, stone walls, 2 small wet weather streams, 5 out buildings and some steep slopes next to the lane. All of this on about 2 acres. Takes almost 5 hours to mow, not including trimming. Lots of turning and backing up, not many big flat areas where a Zero Turn could fly, and a bigger cutting deck. Is not going to fit through my fence gates. My sister just bought a Gravely 34" cut ZT which I've run, seems like a good little mower. My question is - will I save any time with a more maneuverable machine even after I give away 7" of cutting width?
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    Last week my cell rang, it was on my desk and I was in the office next door going over a new project so I let it go to voicemail. When I got back to my desk I listened to the message even though I didn't recognize the number. The message was rather long, woman's voice ....... in CHINESE!!!!
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    It has been just over 2 years since I said goodbye to my Miss Zoe, the greatest dog I ever had. She helped me through a year of Chemo, radiation and surgery; I still mis her. RIP Hemi, you were loved.
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    Trucker question

    OK, I gotta ask - what is a 'steerable pusher' ?
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    Help Me Diagnose this Super M

    How 'crazy' were the rpm's? Enough to damage something internally?
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    F20 timing

    I have no idea why the one page is upside - down....😯
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    F20 timing

    I hope these pictures are readable - if not I can put the manual through a scanner but that won't be for a day or two.
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    A "fill your pants" flight

    Radio transmissions of flight
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    The "In jail" scam.....

    I've been getting one 2 or 3 times a week for the last month or so; robo-call, woman's voice, message saying they are a debt collection agency and they leave a number that I should call. As far as I know all of my bills are up to date and have been for the last 50 years or so. And I've been getting some junk calls that use a fake local number.
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    Letter Series at Work

    From 8 years ago - making 'idiot cubes'!