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by BadDog
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 72
Views: 1189

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

I would love to have an L3710, but I make do with my B2150. Larger end of the SCUT, or small CUT, not enough power in the bucket to work well as a fork substitute, but it runs a 12" auger just fine for fruit tree ground/pit prep, pulling around a landscaping box (Gannon tumbler), and it drags a sing...
by BadDog
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 72
Views: 1189

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

Pulling yes, but typical stump "pulling" I've seen (as opposed to just the tension, cut, repeat, and final pull) with a tractor was more related to snatching (shock loading) and deadheading; which with filled tires, weights, and good grip can do some damage. I've also heard they can be damaged by en...
by BadDog
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 37
Views: 466

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I was just out trimming Mesquite and Palo Verde at 100+ and humid, including removing some limbs bigger than my forearm broken (but not completely off of course) in our worse than normal monsoon winds. I've come to a decision. I'm going to sell this place and find/buy a modest sized isolated commerc...
by BadDog
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacobs keyless chuck loosens when starting mill
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: Jacobs keyless chuck loosens when starting mill

You are not supposed to oil keyless chucks. Or so says Albrecht, I assume Jacobs and other chucks of the same design are similarly supposed to remain devoid of oil.
by BadDog
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 72
Views: 1189

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

Note the dilution. I'm guessing the "cheap version" is the low percentage variety? But then the only difference should be further dilution to prepare for spray. I've recently switch to the generic 41% (IIRC) 2 gallon jug that's cheaper than the 1 gal Roundup of the same dilution. Haven't used it yet...
by BadDog
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 47
Views: 945

Re: Bolt stretch

Those that have, and those that will... ATGAT.

Between that and wanting high-speed precision balance, I agree. Spoons and static balancing are a last resort.
by BadDog
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 47
Views: 945

Re: Bolt stretch

Ever tried changing 33" 8-10+ ply truck tires with spoons? Or off road tires from 35-42"? Yeah, I have a set spoons, I've even got a bead-lever thing from "Tyre Tools" for emergencies, but if I never use them again I'll be happy. :D I know what you mean on the bike too. I don't let anyone touch it, ...
by BadDog
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 47
Views: 945

Re: Bolt stretch

When it gets that bad, I always wonder if they are going to screw with me, so I retorque when I get home, but at least I don't need an impact to remove nuts from galled studs... If the nuts were over torqued at the shop, the elastic limit has already been compromised; what good then would it do to ...
by BadDog
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 47
Views: 945

Re: Bolt stretch

I'm thinking I will start being an even bigger a-hole and refuse to let them use torque sticks. I always thought it was going to be off by varying degrees, but that video combined with the comments here make me change my mind about it fitting within my comfort zone. That may be only one video, and I...
by BadDog
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 47
Views: 945

Re: Bolt stretch

No worries, "torque sticks" may just be a regional thing. Or maybe an originating brand? Or just convenient usage being a bit more conversational (though less precise) than "torque limiting impact extensions". I added "impact" because (as far as I know) they only work when used with impacts. And tha...
by BadDog
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 47
Views: 945

Re: Bolt stretch

Actually, I did mention them when I referenced "torque sticks".

Just curious, what are your thoughts on the "torque sticks". Do you guys use them?
by BadDog
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 47
Views: 945

Re: Bolt stretch

Yeah, I did that too. My son and I were doing brakes on our light duty K5 rock-crawler/expedition rig 35" tires on 1 ton axles, 8 lugs per wheel. I put the wheel on and ran the nuts down just to take up the slack with an air ratchet (LONG threaded studs/nuts), he was following me with the torque wre...