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by CuttingEdge
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Quite the Blow
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Quite the Blow

Shivering here...mast heads were made of aluminum on the ships I built (US Navy Destroyers) and aluminum is not fun to weld. We would have to crawl up inside these tiny, shiny masts and fry our skin, hair and eyes from the bright light, but when there is only 300 ships protecting 300 million people ...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Screenprinting shop gone
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Screenprinting shop gone

I do not have insurance on any of my places, I simply cannot afford it. On my main house it is considered a farm...enough said on that. Then the other house across the street is unoccupied and no one short of a rich cat could afford insurance on those types of homes. And the one in new Hampshire wou...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Quite the Blow
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Quite the Blow

I appreciate that Lavoy, that was kind of you. We are okay though, the power company got the power back on today. It seems the line crew kept seeing that we were out of power, but the Supervisor knew the line crew had been here on Wednesday so he thought it was a clerical error so they ignored it. T...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Quite the Blow
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Quite the Blow

Well we are still in the dark as long as you consider candles, kerosene lanterns, and the small generator we use as dark. We saw some tree trimmers come by today, but our issue is not trees on the lines anymore, but actual transmission line issues. In my case a blown out transformer. This makes day ...
by CuttingEdge
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Quite the Blow
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Quite the Blow

You are definitely the authority around here Stan regarding electricity, so you make some valid points. I do have a 6 Cylinder White Diesel engine with a hand clutch sitting on an engine stand waiting for something to do, but I think powering a genset would be slightly overkill! (It is here to repow...
by CuttingEdge
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Quite the Blow
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Quite the Blow

We talked about getting a back up generator for awhile now, but I think we might actually go with a PTO generator like all the other farms use around here. We typically have more diesel fuel on hand then propane, and can get more of it easily. It sucks to put a lot of hours on your bulldozer/tractor...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Quite the Blow
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Quite the Blow

We did not fare too well as the remnants of Hurricane Phillipe blew through Sunday Night (it is Friday as I type this) and we still do not have power, nor will we for awhile. I live on top of a big hill, not far from the ocean and yet looking westerly to Mt Washington 150 miles away...yeah a big hil...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: And now for Something COMPLETELY Different...
Replies: 1
Views: 143

And now for Something COMPLETELY Different...

It sounds like a bad joke; two pieces of flat bar, a hinge, and spring all walk into a workshop and... But in all seriousness, I wanted a new splitting axe to split my wood up for my pot bellied stove. I wanted to build my own axe because I hate spending money, and honestly there was nothing good ou...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: All Went Well
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: All Went Well

I started out as a diesel mechanic but went wayward in high school. I disliked school, but figured out that if I could take enough classes from grade 9-11, I would have enough credits so I could go to the local tech school for high school kids. So I never took a study hall, put in extra classes, and...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: What's normal transmission noise
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: What's normal transmission noise

Yep that was my first thoughts as well. Strangely, I have a 350D and so it has the better isolator, but it still has that rattle once and awhile. To cure it I just rev the engine to full throttle, then back down and it will go away even at idle. Funny these tractors...I got to name mine soon because...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Control valve handle assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Control valve handle assembly

What machine are you talking about exactly? This is the older bulldozer forum which many did not have 6 way blades, so I assume you might be referring to a John Deere 350 or John Deere 450...just a guess. In that case you can buy the parts new from John Deere still, but the cost is $1000 to replace ...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Track Adjuster Seals
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Track Adjuster Seals

As the logging industry losses more and more money (about 1/3 less then what we were making 3 years ago), we are getting by on less and less. We are finding things breaking that never have before. Part of that is running old equipment; my skidder is a 1979, and I am 43 years old and born in 1974...t...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Track Adjuster Seals
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Track Adjuster Seals

Okay, I think I understand regarding the track adjuster seals, yes they are heavy plastic seals, with a steel/rubber seal, and the kit included a new check ball. I will see how it goes, though I am not sure how far I will get today. It is pouring rain out right now and I am still pretty sore from su...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: All Went Well
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: All Went Well

Thanks Lavoy, Stan, Dtoots1, etc for your well wishes on my health too by the way.
by CuttingEdge
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: All Went Well
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: All Went Well

It is great to hear that you are on the mend. I really enjoy your enlightenment to the joys of all the different things that you are able to do. today you see so much of the younger crowd not pursuing the learning experiences that these things that most of the older folks do to make their lives bet...