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  1. Yeah, ours is a synchro range with a loader. It's annoying pretty regularly (I forgot to put that in my list). I do have the JD hydraulic filter cover with a port to send return oil to from a loader, but that means I need to get a valve setup and plumb the loader in that way instead of the original connections.
  2. That's really similar to what we want to do, a folding setup with probably tighter spaced nozzles. I need to figure out what nozzles to use and spacing though. Where did you get nozzles at?
  3. Bushings, seals and pin are new. It's actually not leaking now. I just think it was a really poor choice to set it up that way. It doesn't help that the dealers up here aren't good at all.
  4. I have both a 4020 and a 756 (also a 5075E JD but that's not really in the same class). The 4020 has a cab and a loader, I wish they were on the 756. My biggest beef with the 4020 is that it needs a lower first gear for using the loader, especially with forks. Actually I take that back. My biggest beef is the pin that holds the rear of the draw bar wishbone GOES THROUGH THE HYDRAULIC FLUID. Can't make the pin mount below the fluid level, or even just use two smaller pins. Have to have a 3' pin on something that gets jostled around so that you can pull everything apart to keep trying to fix the same hydraulic leak. Don't even get me started on the parts books. The pin and the seals to go with it aren't even in the same section of the book, and good luck figuring out where they both are.
  5. Might be one of those articulated boom mowers that mounts midship on a tractor and is run off hydraulics such as used for right of way maintenance. Wish there was another angle on it.
  6. Has anyone put a boom on a boomless sprayer? I have a 250 gallon sprayer with a boomjet 5880 boomless nozzle setup on it. I'm just not a big fan of the boomless setup and with any wind the spray pattern just isn't reliable at all. It looks like the sprayer has brackets if it was ordered with a boom, but I don't even know what make or model it is. I'm probably just failing at searching, but I haven't really had any luck coming across just generic boom arms. I don't mind losing width to get a more reliable spray.
  7. And I see that while I've been gone someone's managed to run Sam's Club out of Alaska. Seriously though, what is the thought process to a no notice shutdown like that with employees finding out when there are guards at the building in the morning?
  8. Looks like a blast! I haven't had a chance to do anything this winter at all. Been a really busy few months!
  9. I flew into Umiat a couple times. First time was a flag stop each way on a scheduled passenger flight FAI-BRW. Was creepy as ****, place was completely abandoned but all these buildings including a Wein Air Alaska building were standing there with occasional broken windows and partially open doors. And a gravel runway with full runway lights including a rabbit. None of it actually working of course. We dropped this scientist off by himself with a couple cases of gear like the start to a bad horror movie and told him we'd stop back by on the way back and to be sure to be there. He said he didn't want to spend the night and he'd be there but to give as long as we could if he wasn't standing there when we landed. The next trip I made through there they were doing some oil exploration based out of there and there was some decent activity, although it wasn't like the place was back to its former glory or anything.
  10. As sturdy as your boom setup looks, I think that'll be your lifting limitation
  11. I saw that tractor going down the road, he had a normal moose buggy on the trailer IIRC. I wondered if that's what he was doing with it, while it's an interesting setup, I'm not really convinced that's really the most practical moose buggy. You've been quite busy with that new truck I see. You have a counterweight in mind?
  12. I'd love to have something like that, but I can tell you that you can spend a LOT of money on that kind of equipment. Friend of mine had a Nodwell and spent $30,000 getting it fixed up right. A lot of the real high dollar stuff is track related, especially because people will skip maintaining them because of parts expense so a weak part will take out another one that should have been fine. There's a guy around Anchorage that buys up scrap SUSVs from the army and uses them for parts. He gets $20,000 for a bare engine block for them, although they are a bit more modern machine that was also sold to civilians.
  13. Good deal! I'll be waiting for when you start really driving it around.
  14. So is it in your driveway or not? If I didn't have so many projects I can tell you it'd be in mine! I need to get the carb rebuilt in the wagonmaster so I can start driving that.
  15. Yeah. There are a lot of different brands. The Salcha Store has some now if you haven't seen them in action before. I think they're running two heads per outside unit, but I've seen ones that run 3-4 inside heads.
  16. Baradium

    Making Loose Hay

    There's one of those Hesston haystackers that has been up for sale in the Matsu valley (Anchorage area) on craigslist periodically. So there at least was someone doing loose hay down that way.
  17. Look into split units. They come in various sizes, but the big advantage is not losing all the insulation like you do with a window unit. One outside unit can run multiple inside heads too depending on the unit.
  18. My house is a lot smaller and cools better than yours. Might be better shading too. If it gets down to 60 overnight I can have my house at that temperature by morning. If I close the windows before I leave it'll still be in the low 70s when I get home. The bad times are when it's smoky and you don't want to open the windows overnight.
  19. We are also a lot dryer, and the humidity when it's cold makes a massive difference. Although -40 and colder is just cold.
  20. I'm going to have to disagree with you on that. It doesn't get dark but it does cool down. It might only cool down to 60 degrees or so normally, but you go to Georgia and it's miserable all night long too (and muggy). I'll give you that during the real heat waves it doesn't cool down as much as we like, but it's still better at night than the southeastern US. That said, I've contemplated the idea of getting a split unit A/C system in my house.
  21. Thanks. I think I'd have gotten away with it if I'd cut Monday, but oh well. Forecasts here are so iffy anyway.
  22. It's back to 60% chance of rain for Friday morning. I used to need 4 days to cut/rake/bale. now I have a mower that can cut damp/wet grass and a baler that has a treatment system, but I still basically need 3 days. Or at least 2.5. If it was Friday afternoon showers I could probably pull it off, but not morning.
  23. There was one of those at the auction last month, actually more complete than that, although not in whole lot better overall condition! Can't really tell from those pictures, but there is at least supposed to be a knotter setup on the left hand side looking from the front in the second picture. That one still had them, looked almost identical to the ones on our square balers. Amazing how little the technology has changed. Speaking of hay, sounds like the weather is good for your flowers. It hasn't been what we're looking for. I need 3 days of dry to get hay out correctly. At this point I think the weather forecasters are just messing with me. It's went from 20% of rain, to 40% to 20 and back probably 5-6 times that I've seen just today for the forecast for Friday. Originally today was supposed to be a dry day too, but that very much didn't happen! I had been thinking of cutting some tonight but with the forecast going back and forth so much I think I'm going to let this one pass and just try to get some other work done.
  24. Right? Also, if you know anyone who has a wheel rake (for hay) they're wanting to get rid of, I'm more in the market now than I was before... especially for a V rake, but considering my 5 wheel rake is now a 4 wheel rake I'm a bit more eager.
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