What Manly Things Did You Do Today?

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by jwr0201, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    It is a B2320 so, I think it's 23 horses. It has a 3 cylinder diesel engine in it. Hydrostatic drive & 4-wheel drive. Front and rear PTO. I got it new in 2009. I am very happy with it. Before I got this, I used a 1940 Ford 9N with a back blade. I did find an old front mount blade but, It was raised with the lift arms in the back via cables which stretch and slip in the clamps. It was a royal pain! Plus, the blade would only lift 6 inches.

    Yes, a modern tractor is best. I also have a dozer blade for lighter snows and I also put the back blade on so I can plow both directions. I now only use the blower for snows of a foot or more. It is much easier. I have had snows here of 2 feet or more that was wet snow and the dozer blade could only push out from the garage about 20 feet befor tractor stopped and simply sat there spinning it wheels. Even with the chains on it. ROYAL pain! This will be my second year with the blower and I LOVE it! Stock up on sheer pins tho. LOL

    I have learned to drop it into low range and go slow. It also helped to get the rears filled with molasass (beet juice) non-corrosive.
     
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  2. BamaT

    BamaT Well-Known Member

    Stogie for Hogie! :):)
     
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  3. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    My 2009 Kubota B2320 when it was brand new just before delivery. It has done a LOT of work for me that the old Ford could never do. That dozer blade is great!

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  4. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Just turned 54 and I'm starting to feel it. Dragged the bike and weight bench out of mothballs. It's now or never.
     
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  5. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I fed and petted alpacas.
     
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  6. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    This morning I took apart my little Hoover vacuum cleaner (yes, I named it Herbert) and cleaned the innards. Manliness will continue later, when I put it back together. I can and will do this without the instructions.
     
  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I was replacing an external building light with a new LED model (about 15' - 20' up). After removing the cover unwiring it and unbolting it from the building, pulled it from the building. When I reach the ground, I was setting down the unit when noticed a very large spider (body the size of a dime) on the back curled uptight. I didn't think too much and brushed it off to the ground thinking he'd/she'd scamper away. I continued to work on the light when I notice it hadn't moved from where it landed. I realized it's only 40 degrees and too cold for it. I felt bad for the cold spider and scooped it up and brought to a heated entry area between our buildings. I later noticed it had scampered away if nothing else, but to live for another day.

    :)
     
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  8. Bax

    Bax Well-Known Member

    Got the vehicles ready for winter. New oil, air pressure, checked transmissions, differentials, etc, for fluid levels. Put new grease in some of the implements for the tractor. Didn't maintain the tractor, though, as it was recently done and I'll be using it this winter (it's my snow plow). Got camper up on blocks (wheels off the ground), winterized, and covered. Got the motorcycle plugged into a float charger. Ran all the small engines dry. Those that couldn't run dry had Sta-Bil added to the fuel and run a bit. Not difficult, but time consuming.
    :)
    - Bax
     
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  9. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    What is a float charger @Bax
     
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  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Unlike trickle chargers, they don't charge batteries, they maintain them. Although they can't recharge a dead battery, they can be used frequently and left connected to a battery without any risk of overcharging. Float chargers automatically shut off when the battery is fully charged.
     
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  11. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Normally I'd say shocking but apparently only if you misuse them. :scared007:
     
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  12. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    That's what I like about you, Rich. Always adding a little spark to the conversation. :signs107:
     
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  13. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    He's just wired that way. :eatdrink047:
     
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  14. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    It's what he does behind closed doors that's truly shocking (and illegal in many states).

    :eek:
     
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  15. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    In his defense, pretty much everything is illegal somewhere.
     
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  16. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Lifted the toilet seat...
     
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  17. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I hope you aimed.......

    :)
     
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  18. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    One outta two ain't bad...
    :scared003:
     
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  19. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    1) Toilet clogged; plunger wasn’t helping
    2)Searched net for ideas
    3) Added a little dish detergent into mostly empty bowl & added hot (not boiling) water. Dish detergent is to lubricate pipes.
    4) Waited half an hour. Flushed & plunged; clog is gone.
     
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  20. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Huh never would have come up with that trick. I'll have to file that one.
     
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