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  1. Henro

    Do you reverse your rear blade for snow ... any issues?

    I don’t have any asphalt or paved driveways to deal with, so I don’t have any experience with them, but I would think it would be wise to have something softer than steel come in contact with the driveway surface. I believe I’ve seen some people use rubber based horse mats from places like...
  2. Henro

    Double acting valve section vs Float deten valve section

    Depends on what you need. I find float very useful on a side link when plowing snow on the driveway that has various camber changes over its length...but as with everything in life, our mileage may vary depending on our needs...
  3. Henro

    Rops and frops canopy

    This is what I did. I put a piece of cloth on top to act as a sun shade. Solid material was too noisy due to sound reflection. Top is expanded metal like the hood protector.
  4. Henro

    Rops and frops canopy

    Some Kubota tractors came like that. I think the old B21 was one of them. There were more. I made my own similar set up because I was afraid that I could tip my tractor next to a tree, and learn the meaning of "human mouse trap" when the tree slid down my side of the ROPS. If a dealer says he...
  5. Henro

    Do you reverse your rear blade for snow ... any issues?

    Reversing the blade and pushing snow? Does this mean you would be doing everything in reverse? Sometimes I do push backwards, but most of the time I go forward with the blade mostly angled, but the first pass might be with the blade square. Pushing in reverse all the time would get old pretty...
  6. Henro

    89 B8200 hst 4wd with some blow by

    Great choice!
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    89 B8200 hst 4wd with some blow by

    I am surprised that HST oil changed to that color. In my tractor the HST shares the same fluid as the hydraulics, and I would bet yours is the same. Mine comes out at change time as clear as when it went in. I think, but don't remember for sure, that some have reported HST oil turning a brown...
  8. Henro

    Double acting valve section vs Float deten valve section

    My take on it is that with or without the float option you will still have a double acting valve. Float is an add on option that some of us find useful. The float capability is useless on a cylinder that has pilot operated check valves on it. Check valves and float are incompatible. You may not...
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    89 B8200 hst 4wd with some blow by

    Still curious if it is a gear tractor or HST. If gear, I would be less concerned about the hydraulic oil than if HST. As My Barn said, good that you changed it...
  10. Henro

    89 B8200 hst 4wd with some blow by

    Gear or hydrostatic transmission. From the color of the transmission fluid I would guess gear? Deep black engine oil in a diesel is normal. Mine gets black in an hour after an oil change...
  11. Henro

    Big problem with my loader LA344

    I’m not sure what that black bucket is doing, but you certainly don’t want anything pushing up on the fully extended cylinder at its mid point. (Easy way to bend the cylinder rod.)
  12. Henro

    Killing the battery instantly on starting

    I think it depends how you apply the dielectric grease. “You can use dielectric grease on battery terminals to prevent corrosion and fusing. However, applying the grease wrongly will block any currents from flowing. Dielectric grease also protects the terminals from moisture and dirt. You...
  13. Henro

    My tractor decided to lay down and take a rest

    Oil that gets into the cylinders via the PCV route will not drain back down after the tractor is righted. I tipped my B2910 on its side ten or maybe 12 years ago, got it righted in an hour, and did not realize what I just stated in the first paragraph, and only learned that afterwards (I...
  14. Henro

    So much for Thanksgiving dinner

    I also like to find good things after suffering disappointments. 👍
  15. Henro

    So much for Thanksgiving dinner

    I think it may be due to the over prescribing of amoxicillin by dentists...😬
  16. Henro

    So much for Thanksgiving dinner

    Actually during the first year of the pandemic your parents were acting reasonably for elderly people. Today maintaining that same behavior seems excessive. While it could be exactly as you describe I cant help but wonder if you have exaggerated the situation a bit. Doesn’t matter though. I get...
  17. Henro

    Finding boom and bucket cylinder seal kits for a 2003 B7500HST with LA302 loader

    i was kind of thinking the same thing. But on secondary roads a 40 mile one way trip could be an hour each way. So two hours and fuel costs are also part of the picture.
  18. Henro

    So much for Thanksgiving dinner

    I have to laugh, after reading your post, remembering when I was younger and still felt immortal. Now I am older and realize I am not that far from the grave. Perhaps your parents are realistic about the odds. You get sick, being younger, you get over it. They get sick...they may not get over...
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    So much for Thanksgiving dinner

    My youngest grandchild, 8 years old, was confirmed with the flu on Monday. The A strain which I guess this years flu shot targets. We and the in laws are invited to dinner at the daughter's house for Thanksgiving dinner. Now up in the air as well. Average age of us four grandparents is about...
  20. Henro

    Getting ready to retire, what did you treat yourself with?

    I treated myself to many good memories and experiences from before I retired...did a lot of things the "normal" guy just never has the opportunity to do. Did buy a bunch of machine tools that I never ( almost) use really, because I thought I would never buy them after retirement... Seems I do...