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Old 08-04-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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Instead of butchering everyone else's threads we can discuss tractors,classic trucks,old semi trucks,tools or any redneck topic in here that is mechanical related without fear of being "off topic".
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:52 PM
 
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Well Mule, I actually got to tear around on dad's 5488 not too long ago. He just spent a butt-load of money having it completely - and I do mean completely - rebuilt. It's great to be able to get back to the farm, periodically, and dig in the dirt. I wish I had more time to do it more often.

This isn't the actual tractor, but it's just like this one.

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Old 08-04-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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I couldn't get your "pitcher" to open up,but I know what they look like....does he have the big,wide tread duals on it?

I was at a tractor repair shop not far from here last week and they had one in there(two actually...one already done and on the lot) that they were repainting...the one they had finished was SHARP.

The guy said they had bought them out of Fla and the paint was faded BAD and there was a bit of rust they had to deal with...you couldn't tell it by looking at the finished one.....I asked them if they would take $400 and an IH cub cadet that isn't running for it.For some reason they turned me down
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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Hey RJL...here's a guy that's fairly slick and shifting those twin sticks we were talking about.The old guys say you are not supposed to do it like this,but.......


YouTube - How to shift twin sticks ( B model Mack)
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Hey RJL...here's a guy that's fairly slick and shifting those twin sticks we were talking about.The old guys say you are not supposed to do it like this,but.......


YouTube - How to shift twin sticks ( B model Mack)
that's some pretty smooth shifting. I would to hate to get stuck in rush hour with all those gears though
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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that's some pretty smooth shifting. I would to hate to get stuck in rush hour with all those gears though
THAT sux...and if you blow a shift,you just about have to start over if you are loaded.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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what's everyones favorite brand of tools for wrench on your car or trucks?
most of my wrenches and socket sets are craftsman they seem to be pretty durable and I have lost a more than a few in my life time

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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Most of my tools are OLD, marked in sizes/makes you never heard of. All made in USA.

No set brand, it's all mixed...I only buy tools when I need them.

I've got some OLD Craftsman tools, as well. They are holding up good.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Hey RJL...here's a guy that's fairly slick and shifting those twin sticks we were talking about.The old guys say you are not supposed to do it like this,but.......


YouTube - How to shift twin sticks ( B model Mack)
I would rather run a 13 or 18 speed.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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what's everyones favorite brand of tools for wrench on your car or trucks?
most of my wrenches and socket sets are craftsman they seem to be pretty durable and I have lost a more than a few in my life time.
I have a little bit of everything, to be honest. It's hard to be too picky about Christmas & birthday presents. But the cheap ones always seem to be broken and thrown away before next Christmas rolls around.
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