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  1. Elliott in GA

    Fluid Changes

    I couple of weeks ago, I did my 200 hrs. service (plus replaced both air filters, fuel filter and the Hydraulic filter - not just the transmission filter). I just used a piece of cardboard - the cardboard is also great to leave under it overnight to catch any late drips.
  2. Elliott in GA

    Clearing land suggested implements.

    I highly recommend the MX series from WoodMaxx. They make them in their facility in upstate NY, and their customer service is very good. I have the MX 8500G+. It is not power fed, but just like they advertise it draws the wood in as it cuts. My point is that their representations about one...
  3. Elliott in GA

    Clearing land suggested implements.

    Unfortunately, your best course of action is to hire the job out to a company with bulldozers and full size excavators. Your equipment is no match for acres of trees - unless you want a project that lasts months/years depending on how much time you can devote each week.
  4. Elliott in GA

    PTO on mower

    I second the PTO wrench. Connect the disconnected PTO shaft to your tractor, and then use the PTO wrench on the mower to rotate/connect to the mower's PTO stub. This is how I connect my finish mower (only thing I have to do this way). The LX 2610 SU does not have a PTO selector (no mid-PTO)...
  5. Elliott in GA

    Which rotary cutter

    One last piece of advice, if you go with a pole saw, buy two chains. You will occasionally hit rocks and/or dirt, and sometimes this will almost immediately dull your chain. A quick change of chains, and you are back in business. Over the last three years, I only had to change out once, but I...
  6. Elliott in GA

    Which rotary cutter

    Plus, pair that harness with a chainsaw helmet with mesh faceguard, and you will have the cool factor to the max. You could go straight from the woods to a Cosplay convention as a character from: Halo, Edge of Tomorrow, Dune, Mad Max and etc. :)
  7. Elliott in GA

    Which rotary cutter

    Yes - to both above; I have the 131 Kombi Power Head. Pros: (1) The general Kombi pro is that it is cheaper (presuming you need to buy/replace at least two types of tools - in my case I bought the Kombi, the articulated hedge trimmer head and string trimmer head for less than the cost of a...
  8. Elliott in GA

    Which rotary cutter

    As I noted in my post, a pole saw with no extension is effective - and safe. It is also handy for poking through briars and brush.
  9. Elliott in GA

    Why is perception often much different than the truth?

    Back to your original topic - did you look at how the CDC and other source numbers (my post / #7) are significantly higher and in agreement showing higher crime rates than the FBI numbers? This is a situation where reality and perception are the same - crime is up significantly from...
  10. Elliott in GA

    Do they really charge that much?

    Well, it is pretty much like an auto power train warranty. It cover the engine, transmission and the driveline. It, like cars, does not cover anything attached - such as alternators, power steering and etc. Here is the actual list: POWERTRAIN or CUTTERBAR and GEARBOX warranty covers only the...
  11. Elliott in GA

    Do they really charge that much?

    The Full Warranty is 2 years or 1500 hours The Power Train Warranty on an LX is 6 years or 2000 hrs. (non-commercial use)
  12. Elliott in GA

    Do they really charge that much?

    When the dealer did my 50 hr. 2.5 years ago, it was $246, and $117 of that was labor. I got free transport due to an inspection recall for the loader pins; mine were fine. I just did my 200 hr. service; it cost about $300 including the UDT2 (I replaced both air filters, the hydraulic filter...
  13. Elliott in GA

    Which rotary cutter

    As you say, you get it, and you are making the right choice. I just want to give you some experience that may help you set your expectations. I typically cut down trees in excess of 1 inch, because they are very difficult to back over (obviously depends on the species). Backing over a 1+ or...
  14. Elliott in GA

    Why is perception often much different than the truth?

    The report was quite clear; prosecution was not sought because Biden was too elderly and feeble minded. There was no question of intention. Biden had classified documents going back to his time in the Senate, and he showed classified documents to a writer/ghost writer repeatedly for a book...
  15. Elliott in GA

    Why is perception often much different than the truth?

    You need to look deeper than just the FBI crime stats; they have been questioned for many years. The FBI just takes input for state and local sources, and these local sources maybe inaccurate, may not report or report intentionally lowered numbers for a variety of reasons. The murder rate is...
  16. Elliott in GA

    Increase Hydraulic Output

    As mentioned above, you would need to buy a PTO Power Pack. Your tractor is at the bottom end (or below) of the required power to operate a power pack effectively. https://baumalight.com/hydraulic_power_pack/en/ You will also have a very real potential issues with the rigidity/strength of...
  17. Elliott in GA

    Setting up New PTO Slip Clutch, and why

    RhinoAg - manufacturer video on slip clutch (spoiler alert: same universal set up without regard to the tractor) The good thing about springs is that they only weaken over time. If you start experiencing excessive slippage using the factory slip clutch settings, it is time to replace the...
  18. Elliott in GA

    Setting up New PTO Slip Clutch, and why

    The Slip Clutch provides the same protection as a shear bolt; it should be adjusted to this shear bolt value regardless of tractor HP or anything else. The manufacturers set the PTO clutch to this value at the factory. The owner is only required to return to this approximate value (has a...
  19. Elliott in GA

    Which rotary cutter

    I have reclaimed acres of neglected pasture with my Land Pride RCR1860 (slip clutch equipped and rated up to 2 inch material). It does a great job, BUT I cut all trees/brush over an inch with my Stihl Kombi using the pole saw attachment without an extender). I slice the trees/brush off even...
  20. Elliott in GA

    Grapple Spraying Hydraulic Oil

    Contact Summit - they might help you troubleshoot or replace.