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    5 Days Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Bandit 280 HD in Gear Forum
    Brian, by the way, so glad you are back!! Missed you.
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    vharrison replied to a thread Bandit 280 HD in Gear Forum
    Brian, that looks like a good one. I had to laugh at trying to make a margarita in a cement mixer, that is not only funny but a very accurate depiction of what is going on. However, for what ever reason, the old bandit is a disc chipper and it just eats them up. Weird. The old one does have a much smaller intake and the rollers are not near as wide. John of course decides what to buy, and we have had a drum chipper in the past. Not sure why he is bent on the disc, but he is.
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    6 Days Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Bandit 280 HD in Gear Forum
    so, here is the scoop, they are building us a new one. I guess you could buy this one if you don't chip palm fronds. We have had it since January and only put 400 Hours on it. Darn shame. Thing just did not chip palm fronds like Bandit and John thought it would. Bandit is a great machine but this one does not do what we need it to do and that is chip palm fronds. For the most part, this chipper has sat in the yard, all during the hurricane Irma clean up, it sat. Currently, we are using our old Bandit, and I mean old. 2006 with a million hours on it. Cranks up everyday and goobles up the fronds. So, we will either turn this one in on the new one or I guess we could sell it. It belongs in Michigan or somewhere up north where it can gooble hardwoods :)
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    6 Days Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Did You Know? in Odds and Ends
    hahaha, the bang theory
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Most of those 50 thousand dollar cowboy limousines I see every morning in the parking lot at work will never carry anything but a set of golf clubs until about the third owner . 50 grand for a flippen truck ,I never thought that would happen .
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    1 Week Ago
    I think that deal about the tree fall just depends on what area of the country it is .I've dropped trees both direction across my property lines and so has my neighbor .We are both good about cleaning up the brush etc so it isn't a big deal . But this is red neck Ohio not some hoity toity area on the east coast .
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Maybe you could stand it back up with a winch line .Then again might just go over back assward if you do .I did a few years ago stand up a wind blown 70 foot pine .With a 1" line and snatch block with a '77 ford F250 .
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    1 Week Ago
    Drag Racing with GIRL POWER! Brittney Force is now a World Champion. She won the Top Fuel title last night in Pomona California. Her brother in law won the championship for Funny car. John Force racing ROCKS!! anyone that knows how to get a video up on the forum, I would appreciate it.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Wow, I did not know that! Thanks Stig
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Money
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    2 Weeks Ago
    WHOO HOO!!!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Praying for good news soon.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Cut
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    10-11-2017
    Probably my best "horse trading " involved a 31 HP baler engine .I bought the baler at an auction with a stuck engine for 65 bucks .Got it running and traded it off about 6 years later for a 1972 Harley Sportster chopper,straight up,even Steven . Kept the "Widow maker" about 10 years and sold it for two grand before it killed me .
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    10-10-2017
    Electric fuel pumps seem to be common .Fact the 31 HP I have at my shop,which has a 3 to 1 reduction unit has one .Now weather that's because the mechanical unit failed or because of vapor lock I don't know . Unless the design has changed that engine used an up draft carb sitting under the intake manifold and vapor lock was common,at least on the baler engines .Damned dumb place to to put it IMO .
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    10-09-2017
    Great addition Brian, Congratulations!
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    10-08-2017
    Wisconsin engines were never known to be fuel savers .If I were to guess being a chipper it's probably a 65 HP model .I doubt a 31 HP would have enough power on a chipper . They are good tough old engines but being air cooled just like a chain saw make certain the chips and dust doesn't clog the cooling fins . Back some time ago as teenager( over 50 years ) I did a lot of farm work .Those old farmers had engine driven hay balers with 31 HP Wisconsins and they let the chaff build up under the shrouding .If you shut one down hot you had about 45 minutes before it would start again ,vapor lock .
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    10-02-2017
    vharrison replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Poisonwood is just terrible if you are allergic. I mean terrible. There is something called Zanfel, about $50.00 a tube, that helps. Most people get a steroid shot. Although the eye went through Cudjoe key, I have heard that really Big Pine suffered the worst. Thank your friends from the bottom of all of our hearts. So much destruction, a helping hand is so appreciated. God bless them.
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    10-02-2017
    vharrison replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Limbrat, are the guys in the yellow shirts from the Morman Church? We have a lot of people from that church helping in Marathon, they all have yellow tee shirts on.They have been a big help to a lot of people.
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    09-28-2017
    vharrison replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    It is such a dust bowl here, no foliage to help collect dust. We are getting little bits of rain to knock it down but it sure is dusty. Pretty petty complaint eh? We are going to be busy for a long time. What a mess.What a mess.
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    09-27-2017
    I'll probably hang it up in the spring .Damned near 50 years in the trade is probably enough and also next year I have to tie into at least 3 IRA's and they will tax me to death .I'm opposed to that .
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