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by CuttingEdge
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Where the hell does stuff disappear to?
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

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: 2163

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: 2039

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: 2163

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: 2039

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: 2115

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: 2619

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: 2139

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: 1447

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: 2313

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: 1986

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...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: What is the Cut-Off Temperature for Bulldozers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

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

With the exception of not having a heated cab, my bulldozer excels at plowing snow. I have a half mile of logging road to keep plowed, and on this hill it drifts endlessly. My bulldozer does well at keeping it open, but typically we do not have cold this low for so long. "It always warms up to snow"...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: What is the Cut-Off Temperature for Bulldozers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

What is the Cut-Off Temperature for Bulldozers?

What is the Cut-Off Temperature for Bulldozers? For me I guess, it is zero degrees out. My bulldozer (John Deere 350D) starts good without starting fluid down to about 20 degrees, but from 20 degrees down to zero degrees, it requires starting fluid. Anything below that temperature I sit in the house...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350D track spring problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3226

Re: 350D track spring problem

as I explained to Travis (cutting edge) this weekend I am stumped because this is not a junk but a really,really nice 350D... and by the way Travis thanks for the lunch, I appreciated the visit... No problem Mark. It was good to get away from the outlaws for awhile, though I noticed even in this re...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Here: More Questions than Answers
Replies: 14
Views: 4371

Re: Here: More Questions than Answers

I ended up getting a PTO shaft at my local dealer. He had a standard 6 spline, both-ends PTO shaft, and a smooth bore, female yolk, but not 1.125 female yolk, only in inch (common). So I bought that and now just need to bore out the 1.000 hole to 1.125. I was going to take it to a machine shop, but ...