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  1. yoderjac

    Woods RM990 repair

    Years ago I bought an old Woods 990 heavy duty finish mower. It is configured like a finish mower with a belt and 3 blades, but it is almost as heavy duty as a bushhog. It has been a great implement for me. The belt go around an idler arm that is connected to the frame with a large spring...
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    Dewalt 40v tools

    Does anyone here have any? Thanks, Jack
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    Long distance doe harvesting

    For most of my hunting career, I've been a short range deer hunter. Bow hunting has been my passion. When I was young in PA I used a .30-06 but the places I hunted never offered a shot over 100 yards. When I moved to Northern Virginia, the military base and other areas I hunted were...
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    Welder Thoughts?

    I ended up buggering up the center boom on my 55 gal Fimco sprayer. I tried to order another, but the one they sent was the wrong size. I pulled off the old boom to see if I could somehow make the one they sent work. Not so much. While I had it apart, I decided to try to bend it back so it...
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    Rifle Range Upgrade

    We have a 100 yard sight-in range at the farm. Years ago, we just stacked up tires on posts and filled them with dirt as a backstop. We also built a shooting bench. We have just been leaning pieces of wood against the tiers and stapling targets to them. With so much rain, I could not work...
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    Bow Station

    I'm trying to organize stuff for the eventual move. I grabbed a dolly from Harbor Freight an 4 8' 2x4s and went to work on a bow station. I included the height of the dolly when I built it. I tried to put the bow string at good working height when I'm seated and it is pressed. The other side...
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    Smokeless Powder Muzzleloader

    I'd like to get some opinions from folks who have used a smokeless powder muzzleloader. They are legal in my state. I currently have a TC Encore Pro Hunter Muzzleloader. I recently bought a .300 Win Mag barrel for it...
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    Odd rim/tire issue

    I was working on a new box blind this weekend and used my Kioti DK45 to transport tools and supplies in the loader. When we got ready to leave, we noticed the front tire was flat. Fortunately my wife had driven the ATV out. So, I removed the rim and tire and took it back to the barn on the...
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    Mini Excavator

    There are many tasks at the pine farm where it would be great to have a hoe like maintaining water bars, putting culverts, fixing drainage along roadsides, and more. My wife and I are currently building a 40x64 barn with a small 500' living area in it. We will sell our house when we retire and...
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    Stadder?

    The last elevated box blind I built worked out pretty well. I used an old ladder stand for entry. I've got no problems with that, but I am climbing pretty vertically. I wonder if I'll be able to do that as I get older. On some box blinds I have put in stairs. It makes sense on some that are...
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    Wildlife Openings

    Rit ask about my evolution in habitat management in another thread so I thought I'd start a new one to address it. Traditional Food Plotting: When I started, I got together with a few other folks and bought a 378 acre pine farm. When we made the purchase, it was a food desert. Older pines on...
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    Cultipacker - Finally!

    It is really hard to find cultipackers at a reasonable price in my area. I've been looking for several years. I found one on Craigslist a couple years ago but before I could even get to see it, someone called the guy and gave him the asking price over the phone sight unseen. A week or so ago...
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    Late Planting This Year & UPS issue - Great Welter Response

    In most years, I've started my spring plant by now. The last half of March and early April was untypically warm, but it has been cold and wet since. I checked soil temps last weekend at it was still too cold. I've had most of my seed in hand since mid-March. My plan for warm season annuals...
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    Slow grafts or poor success?

    In previous years when I grafted clonal rootstock I did so early, potted them up in 3 gal RB2s and put them under lights. I had very good success rates. This year, I only planned to do a handful of apple trees. I grafted about 13 trees on March 14th. Our last frost date is typically April...
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    Odd Turkey Behavior

    I've been specifically hunting turkey for over 30 years and hunting in general for many more. This season I observed some odd behavior from a blind that I had never seen before. I had a group of hens in the field in front of me. One of the hens started spinning in a circle. Not running in a...
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    DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Grease Gun (DCGG571M1)

    I was recently at the Kioti dealership trying to get a problem with my FEL resolved. It kept losing the same pin. When I looked at it in detail, I could see the bracket holding the loader are was slightly bent outward. I think that put too much lateral pressure on the pin cap and the pins...
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    What Happened?

    I got multiple pictures of this unique turkey this spring. I don't know if this is a cross with a domestic or simply an unusual color. Either way, I was often on camera strutting for hens. On 3/20 I was at the farm and found white feathers scattered on one of my fields. A few were broken...
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    Some folks just don't get it!

    You guys know I'm an advocate of prescribed fire as a management tool, but I'm very cautious: http://www.habitat-talk.com/index.php?threads/your-un-controlled-burn-story.11897/#post-219356 A couple weeks ago, we had a real pro come in to lead the burn shown in the link above. He filed a burn...
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    The silver lining

    Well, this COVID-19 really has most things mucked up, but I have found one silver lining. It used to be like pulling teeth to get my wife to take a day or two off and come down to the farm. I was working about 3/4 time so I would head down on a Thursday afternoon after working a little in the...
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    Tractor Problems

    I've got a Kioti DK45 with cab and have had lots of issues over the years. Most were loader or AC related. Today I had an odd one. I hopped into the tractor and turned the key. All the normal lights lighted up including the diesel heater. When the heater light went out, I turned the key...
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