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by CuttingEdge
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?

You and I are friends Stan, but had you done that in front of me I would have cuffed you beside the head. I say that because I did that very thing once. A guy just berated a young high school woman at McDonald's for not counting forward the change right and made a mistake. She was in tears and he di...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: The Dipstick Diaries
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: The Dipstick Diaries

When I was doing diesel tech schooling, our instructor was an old duffer that knew his stuff, and knew my family, and if a person was to go back far enough would see we were related. In any case the principal of the school had an old David Brown tractor he wanted rebuilt that had the Perkins Engine....
by CuttingEdge
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: The Dipstick Diaries
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: The Dipstick Diaries

I have to be very careful when I check the oil on my skidder. It is not like most engines where the dipstick is nearly vertical, or close to it. On my skidder it is almost horizontal, like 15 degrees. Not only does just a little bit of movement off from seated mean the line is wayyyyy down making me...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 20 Below and Blowing 20
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: 20 Below and Blowing 20

They said Saturday, at the top of Mount Washington, it tied for the second coldest place on earth. The temperature was -38 below zero, but with the wind chill, with sustained wind of 84 mph, and gusts hitting 115 mph; it was -100 below zero. At those temperatures the weather instruments freeze, so t...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Where the hell does stuff disappear to?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Where the hell does stuff disappear to?

The surest way to get what you are after is to inconvenience someone else. Yesterday is a case in point. The weather was extremely cold with horrendous wind, something like 27 below with wind chill. So the snowmobile trail groomer gets stuck in my field and he calls me up and asks for my help. Skidd...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Carb and why I hate gas engines
Replies: 12
Views: 201

Re: Carb and why I hate gas engines

Cold starting engines can be perplexing; why certain engines start in really cold temperatures while some do not has always escaped me. I have owned a lot of equipment, and operated even more,and while an engine on the screen will fire right up and go, the loader that fills that screen may not. Some...
by CuttingEdge
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 20 Below and Blowing 20
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: 20 Below and Blowing 20

We had strange weather for sure. During the morning, on the back side of the storm, it was still 15 degrees so I fired up the dozer and hoped to get my roads busted open before the temperature dropped and the winds swept in. That did not really happen and I got caught in part of it. The sad part was...
by CuttingEdge
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Carb and why I hate gas engines
Replies: 12
Views: 201

Re: Carb and why I hate gas engines

When it gets below 0 degrees (f) it is a big question mark as to whether a diesel engine will start or not. heck it is even a bigger question mark on whether it even SHOULD be started! (LOL) I prefer diesel engines myself because as Amos says; fuel...air...compression; something is going to happen, ...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 20 Below and Blowing 20
Replies: 4
Views: 257

20 Below and Blowing 20

Well that is the old saying anyway, but that is not really what happened today. It was more like the blizzard we got was 27 degrees blow zero (f), the wind was blowing at 47 miles and hour, and we got 18.3 inches of snow on the ground. With the foot of snow we already had, yeah...waist deep! That wi...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: This global warming thing is down right cold...
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: This global warming thing is down right cold...

I think this is just God laughing at Al Gore and his cronies. The same guy that claims the world now has a heating blanket on it, and mankind is the culprit, has a $5,000 a month electric bill, and claims seas will rise to catastrophic levels, has a mansion on the California coast. Even worse was th...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: fixing up the front yard
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: fixing up the front yard

I miss having ROPS on my bulldozer. I have it, and I can put it on, but it does not fit in my barn with it on and in the winter I store it in there to stay out of the snow, and to clean out the sheep barns. But my skidder has ROPS and what a difference logging. With ROPS and Limb Lifters I can drive...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: 2018 Is Off to a Good Start (Sarcasm)
Replies: 10
Views: 240

2018 Is Off to a Good Start (Sarcasm)

So my bulldozer will not start no matter what I do at these obnoxious low temperatures! I am not even sure it would even be worth it anyway, as will be identified if everyone keeps reading. So then my farm tractor, as dependable as can be decides its starter is going to go out on it. This is not a c...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450C Loader Starter
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: 450C Loader Starter

I might not count out a rebuild. I go to a shop where they charge a flat fee of $65 to address the starter (tear down, clean and reinstall the parts), then get charged for any parts needed. I thought they would just soak me on parts I did not need, but when I told them that, they said they worked at...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Body more worn out than my equipment
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Body more worn out than my equipment

I am only 43 and my body is wrecked. I was a welder for the railroad/maritime industries and they say that 1 in 3 welders will blow out their knees by just kneeling all day on steel deck plates. They also said the average retirement payout is only 18 months; in other words, people at a shipyard only...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: What is the Cut-Off Temperature for Bulldozers?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: What is the Cut-Off Temperature for Bulldozers?

that's a sweet logging setup, custom made? No, it is just a John Deere 350D coupled to a Wallenstein Log Trailer, though the latter is a misnomer. It is more like a swiss army knife for landowners. You can remove the stakes and put on a dump body, or swap out the grapple for a backhoe...or since th...