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    07-11-20, 09:11 AM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    I played with the Ratchet Rake yesterday and I'm thoroughly impressed with what I've been able to accomplish with it. It was great for dragging out...
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    07-10-20, 02:49 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    No doubt the forks will work fine. If you're not going far, no need to chain them either.
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    07-10-20, 11:08 AM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    The tractor could certainly clean it up quickly. Even faster with a grapple!
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    07-09-20, 06:32 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    Here's the electric 3rd function valve assembly. The joystick is replaced with one that has a 2 button thumb control to energize the 2...
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    07-09-20, 05:41 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    I considered them and several others but ultimately liked the design of the 55" Wicked Root Rake Grapple from Everything Attachments. It was pricey...
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    07-09-20, 05:25 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    I saw that the other day and it's one of the only videos by Messicks that's pretty misleading. I'm surprised he doesn't realize why his test...
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    07-08-20, 05:32 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    Perhaps the dealer wrote up the package deal before the no interest deal happened. They are advertising 5.99% for it though. Can't hurt to give...
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    07-08-20, 04:49 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    Thanks for that but I'm not quite ready to groove the brand new tires yet. I'm probably going to buy chains once I get over the amount of money I...
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    07-08-20, 04:46 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    That's not a terrible price but keep in mind the CK25 is what the newer CX is based off of. They also don't appear to be offering the 0% interest on...
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    07-07-20, 10:35 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    The next frame size up is the DK series which you can get from 40-60hp. I really wanted the extra loader capacity they offer but for most of my...
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    07-07-20, 04:43 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    It's the 35hp model. I forget when they dropped the 30hp variant but it was some time in the last few years. They're available in 25, 35, and 40...
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    07-07-20, 01:18 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    They install the middle hook by default on all their tractors. I asked for the other two which they added at no cost. The outer 2 are lined up with...
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    07-07-20, 01:07 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Ratchet Wrenches in Bike Maintenance
    Many years ago someone on this forum posted about a GEARWRENCH special where a number of their products were deeply discounted. I bought the...
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    07-07-20, 12:45 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    Here she is minus the backhoe which is still backordered. I signed the papers today and it'll be dropped off on Thursday.
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    07-06-20, 06:03 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    Ouch... That makes for a long ride home. I can't argue with the sub $600 price of the one I linked. Shipping is free which saves me another...
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    07-06-20, 01:26 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    Garandman: Knowing what you know now about your pallet forks, if you could do it again would you go for something heavier? Have you been happy with...
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    07-06-20, 11:01 AM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    That explains why all their pictures only show the ends of the lower links and not the whole implement or rear of the tractor.
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    07-06-20, 10:11 AM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    I've never seen Pat's hitch system. It seems to get around the width restrictions you run into with traditional quick hitches. How do they...
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    07-05-20, 11:34 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    My lawn tractor goes around 5-6 mph which is a decent clip around the yard. 10-12 should be plenty fast if you aren't running up the street any...
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    07-05-20, 02:41 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    I've been digging into it more and it appears the CX is an evolution of the CK2510 which was the smaller framed model of that series (The current CK...
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    07-03-20, 02:10 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    I didn't want anything proprietary. All flavors of the CK comes with the SSQA standard. I was fine either way. Since my model has cruise...
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    07-01-20, 07:41 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    Bergs... Do you run a grapple or have any suggestions for one? I'm looking at the short tine root rake style grapples.
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    07-01-20, 07:37 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    Some do and my model in HST is one of them.
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    07-01-20, 09:07 AM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    Having grown up on tractors with split brakes, Iím a little bummed about the HST not having them. On the upside, the CK has an 8.something foot...
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    07-01-20, 06:14 AM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    I was mistaken about the manual transmission. It is synchronized. The 12x12 shuttle still requires a clutch (not a power shuttle). Hereís a video...
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    06-29-20, 10:19 AM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Hello in Welcome and Intro
    Don't scare the new guy. He will learn the ways in time. Just don't say Ηubby.
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    06-27-20, 09:09 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    I only really looked at the CK and DK series tractors and decided that the DK was unnecessarily large for most of what I was doing. Both the CK and...
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    06-27-20, 08:30 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    It was still crated up. I bought the last one available and it was the only one delivered a couple of days ago that wasn't already spoken for.
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    06-27-20, 08:28 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    There's money to be made if someone can figure it out. Especially when you get into the larger tractors with turbos. The same engine covers 47 to...
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    06-27-20, 08:24 PM
    ZX-12R replied to a thread Tractors - Educate me in Off-Topic
    I bought from Concord Tractor. Out front they had a CS, CX, CK, DK, and RX so you could compare size. The CX is new and appears to be more in line...
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