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  • #8840
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    yu are probably correct. this should go thru most of the fun stuff – some wrenching, some cutting, some welding, some metal beating back into shape and a couple 3 gallons of green and maybe 1.5 gallons of yellow thru the sprayer. now if the hydro isn’t shot and this is simply repairs – i will be good. i knew this wasn’t exactly gonna be perfect but i haven’t ran into a machine that had so little maintenance done to it for a spell. evidently some folk don’t enjoy garage time like i do. hahaha
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    Damn, I’ve spent over 3 hours just digging the crap out of the hydro transmission area. Finally found the screw on filter and the main culprit to the major leak issue. Broken hydraulic line that feeds the hydraulic spool was severed at the fitting, still waiting on John Deere for delivery of service manual and parts manual. This is gonna be a helluva lot longer project to get it up and running than I was led to believe. Disc brakes appear to be completely shot, many springs are broken, entire wiring harness needs to be rebuilt, most of the hardware is loose. Mule drive cover needs to be welded prior to use of either snowblower or mower deck. Mower deck is missing the 1st in line quill and I may have to cut and reweld a new section in since this is now canted severely.
    Glad I spent only what I did, looking at the minimum of 1500 to get most of it going, at that is only going to be the mechanicals. If I do a complete teardown/paint & reassembly I’m guessing 2000 to 2500.
    The old “buyer beware” has come back to bite my ass.
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    #8828
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    Sad news. Condolences.

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    #8825
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    Damon, that damn calcium chloride is nasty stuff. Pumped way too much in the old family garage. I’m looking for some wheel weights and I’ll build a suitcase weight holder for the front. I’m thinking I’m going with lugged tires on the rear and the old 3 rib style on the front. I’ve got some work to do prior to 1st out of the garage trip, but it should be fun.
    Sun shined on this dogs ass last week.
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    #8814
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    yu, we back to early fall weather. All week temps are gonna be in the 40’s or possibly 50’s. No snow cover, river has re-opened and I still haven’t been goose hunting. My bad, working ot like the whore I am. 2 days off since the 3rd of November.
    It has gotta happen at some point – doesn’t it?
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    #8779
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    yu be waking up the deceased. either they will crawl out or continue to be worm bait.
    either way, with the season on and this low of traffic – ain’t looking good.
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    #8768
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    bang. good for you. looks like the weather turned in kentucky or is about to.
    hunting should be good. i’m still waiting for next week.
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    #8767
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    hahaha

    #8760
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    damn i miss the old gang. fairly sure it will never be the joint it once was, but life moves on.
    mark, i’m checking in nearly everyday – i’m guessing at least 5 days a week.
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    damn, i’ve evidently forgotten how to count. last night was actually #13 of a 23 shift run. can’t imagine what in the hell is wrong with me other than greed and the capacity to be an idiot. i do get off tomorrow morning @ 0600 and don’t have to go back till tuesday day shift @ 0545. i’m just shot and need some sleep. going from the office running the crew and out on the control board is just wearing me down. too much stress again, or maybe i just give a shit too much.

    Shoot ‘em up fellas.
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    Yellowstone froze over completely last night with the floaters. If we don’t get a break soon, it will be traveling to the ‘horn for the rest of the season. Always a couple of open spots due to some under river springs, but have lost access to a lot of the surrounding ground. Tonight will be shift 12 of the 19 day run – small light at the end of the tunnel right now. Not much satisfaction typing that shit.
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    #8723
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    knock ‘em dead bro. weather turned up here as well and i’m working about 3 weeks straight with no days off. bad timing.
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    #8715
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    Good to see ya back Chris.

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    #8692
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    trotro – good to see ya bro. hope all has been good with ya. whatcha doing now?
    last i remember you might have been selling real estate?
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    #8683
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    i miss the banter. some got tiring but for the most part it was in good humor.

    i’m not on facebook and not gonna be. old lady signed me up and that same day it was cancelled/deleted/whatever the hell ya call it. she thought she was doing me a favor, but found out it was no favor.

    aw hell, i will still be here.

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    #8680
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    good points yu. got any birds your way yet? nothing here to speak of, some showing on the ‘horn but that be it.
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    #8676
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    dam ducks up and left my close in spots. birds on the bighorn, and our season re-opens after the 1st ever f*ckin split
    enjoy the day.
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    #8672
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    beat ‘em up. i can’t find the ducks and have no interest in the geese right now. experience tells me i’ll be burned out by end of dec if i start whacking honkers now.

    have a good opener bro.

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    #8671
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    hahaha – ya might be correct counselor. i’ve been getting beaten up real regular and often bad. losing reflex sucks. this was my bad for failing to properly secure the metal. gotta say it happened dam fast.
    no infection yet, but this wound has oozed blood for a week with no stoppage. course, i keep doing things and every couple of days i whack it on something.

    latest projects are rebuilding a hydraulic floor jack, attempting to get the deke sled completed and getting measurements to a blacksmith for a leaf spring for the indian chief leg vise. it’s only a 4″ model, but cool as hell. haven’t made up my mind if i need to make a new base or simply attach to the welding table and brace the leg.

    decisions.

    Bill

    enjoy the weekend gents.

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    #8666
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    du870, appears i ran off all the ducks from the mud hole. no migrators yet, still have some teal & woodies on the bighorn, but i’m trying to get all my projects completed prior to winter. the few scouting trips i’ve made, i found very few birds. chopping corn, pulling beets, combining peas and sorghum and there is nothing flying to the fields – dam.

    too cool to take the boy out.

    Bill

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