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    I'd call the manufacturer. Either labounty or the...

    I'd call the manufacturer. Either labounty or the digger builder. Labounty would be my first call, because if they build them they probably know how to mount them.

    Sounds like fun. Share some...
  2. Any word on the November market?

    Any word on the November market?
  3. Thread: Doing it BIG!

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    You will make more money but you will also spend...

    You will make more money but you will also spend a lot more. Especially if you go from getting free scrap to having to compete with others who pay for their scrap. Their are lots of boys out their...
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    That's good money for a little truck. Good for...

    That's good money for a little truck. Good for you.

    I think I've misunderstood what you've said. It costs you almost $1.50 per mile to drive your truck? If that is the case that is a lot for a...
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    Getting it is only part of the game. You still...

    Getting it is only part of the game. You still need to sort, process and transport it.
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    That's not that much in the big picture. You will...

    That's not that much in the big picture. You will need a lot more to go mill direct. That wouldn't even fill one semi. Try negotiating a better price at the yard if you can get that amount regularly....
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    Liberty, do you really get $1.50 a mile for an...

    Liberty, do you really get $1.50 a mile for an F-150?
  8. Thread: Got a tractor.

    by Dex
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    Thanks guys. I missed these posts. I don't...

    Thanks guys. I missed these posts.

    I don't mind the red ones either. This one has meaning to me, and from my interneting I've learned that at one time Allis Chalmers built everything required to...
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    For a $1000, I wouldn't even chisel him down....

    For a $1000, I wouldn't even chisel him down. Seems like a fair price if it's in working condition. Try to run it before you buy it. Other than that, I'd be ripping my pocket off to pay the guy.
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    No sarcasm from me. I like pliers. I have a set...

    No sarcasm from me. I like pliers. I have a set of mini pliers from harbor freight or a tool tent, that gets used quite a bit. A knipex cobra that is always with me. Vise grips scattered around in...
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    Looks like you need more pliers.

    Looks like you need more pliers.
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    I've had mine about three months now. They have...

    I've had mine about three months now. They have been nice boots, however my insoles are starting to wear out. I bought them at the store when I got the boots.

    Before these I wore out two pair of...
  13. Thread: flat tires.

    by Dex
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    I've had good luck fixing tires with punch in...

    I've had good luck fixing tires with punch in plugs.

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    If tire manufacturers and tire installers offer free flat repairs, why would it be considered a "half a**ed" way? Wouldn't they rather...
  14. Thread: flat tires.

    by Dex
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    I wonder who enforces that one? DOT? Sheriff?...

    I wonder who enforces that one? DOT? Sheriff? That's news to me. (Not good news).
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    You ever run one? It is just like a big chainsaw....

    You ever run one? It is just like a big chainsaw. Except louder and more sparks. You need to put your man pants on to run it though. 14" blade and 75cc of two stroking fury. I usually set up 10-12...
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    I'd love to see a vid of 50 an hour. Maybe you...

    I'd love to see a vid of 50 an hour. Maybe you can film for an hour then speed up the video so it's bearable to watch. I must be doing something wrong if I can't get 50 an hour with a Husqvarna...
  17. Thread: Aircraft Batteries

    by Dex
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    As I said ALMOST all lead acid batteries are...

    As I said ALMOST all lead acid batteries are serviceable. This includes ALMOST all aircraft batteries. The ones you are thinking of are for aerobatic aircraft and some experimental aircraft.

    A...
  18. Thread: flat tires.

    by Dex
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    Tires are pretty easy to fix. Soapy water or a...

    Tires are pretty easy to fix. Soapy water or a bottle of spray cleaner (409 or similar) to find the leak then punch a plug in. Plug kits should be under ten bucks and can be found almost anywhere...
  19. Thread: Aircraft Batteries

    by Dex
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    I don't recall an age limit but it makes sense....

    I don't recall an age limit but it makes sense. However, almost all lead acid batteries are serviceable. Even maintenance free deep cycle automotive styles are. You need to test the electrolyte then...
  20. Thread: Long or short TON

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    I'm sure they have a good reason either way....

    I'm sure they have a good reason either way. Short tons for less confusion for the people bringing in stuff and long tonnes for less confusion and conversions when dealing with overseas stuff. I...
  21. Thread: Long or short TON

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    I am confused. A pound is a pound. Right? It...

    I am confused. A pound is a pound. Right? It takes 2000 pounds to make 1 ton. It takes 2240 pounds to make 1 tonne. Are you with me so far?

    If they buy steel at 200$ a ton, this means they buy...
  22. Thread: Long or short TON

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    4 liters is the better deal. It takes about 3.8...

    4 liters is the better deal. It takes about 3.8 liters to make a gallon.

    If you break the price per ton or tonne down into pennies per pound you can multiply by 2000 or 2240 to get per ton or...
  23. Thread: Got a tractor.

    by Dex
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    Well I did my first scrap pickup on my tractor....

    Well I did my first scrap pickup on my tractor. The neighbor mentioned to me awhile ago that he wanted a lawn roller. I happened to find one he could pull with his wheeler or lawn mower. So I hitched...
  24. Thread: Long or short TON

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    I think you've already figured it out. You just...

    I think you've already figured it out. You just don't seem to realize. If you've got the price down to pennies per pound, you know who pays more.
  25. Thread: Vehicle capacity

    by Dex
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    I usually put four or five tires in the car...

    I usually put four or five tires in the car before I crush it. The yard allows five tires per car and they don't have to be the original but they can't be tractor or truck tires. I have a bucket on...
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