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post #1 of 335 Old 02-15-2019, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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Summer 2019! Are You Ready

Seen that Winter thread and thought I'd start a summer thread since I mostly have summer here year round.
So here goes.

All my fruit trees are bloomed out with flowers and the Honey Bees are in full force busy as can be pollinating my trees. My long stem Rose's are coming on strong also after cutting them way back about a month ago. Should have Rose's again pretty quick. My hay pasture is waking up quick and the weeds are growing fast. I need to weed eat around the house already. Going to use the Cub XT3GSX and trailer to spray my barewire fence line today, I spray about 5000 feet of fence line 3 times a year. 75 deg for a high today and it has already been 79 a few days this month of February. Our summer runs from April to Dec, then Spring runs from Dec. to March. We have 2 seasons here and mostly its Summer. I have the Cub battery charged back up after leaving the key on and running it down. My oils are changed, air filter is clean and the fuel tank is full. Looks like my Cub is headed back to work for the long summer season. I added a oil cooler to the new Cub XT3GSX engine so maybe it will help it to run cooler oil this year. My climate puts oil to the test. We use synthetic oil here to help our trucks and tractors all we can. There is another cool front coming next week so it'll be back in the 60's. I have put a fresh coat of paint on the 2 story barn and have 1/2 of the house painted. Preparing the other half for painting so hope to have that done before the real heat gets here. I need to fertilize the yard and weed eat around the house quick its getting carried away with growth fast. Summer is about to hit here so the more I can get done while it's cool here in the 70s the better or the sweat will be pouring trying to catch up. I'm a Commercial/Industrial Air Conditioning man so you can see I stay busy here where we live. I keep my A/C unit at the house tuned for top performance for the wife. The factory's and large Commercial buildings A/C Chiller units run year round here with very little to no heaters in use.
My new Cub I got in Sept or Oct I can't remember which already has 57 hours on it since it gets used year round. I really like it over my old Husqvarna and you can't beat the power steering on my old arms. Yes Sir summer is coming quick here I'll be a busy guy today and thru the weekend. We made Alaskan King Crab legs and Shrimp yesterday for Valentine's dinner. We made them here at the house. The wife hasn't ever eaten King Crab Legs and she loved them. Hope everyone had a good Valentine's day as we did. Here's a few pictures of the Cub. Almost forgot work is sending me a Ingersoll Rand Garage Mate Air Compressor for my 20 yr. anniversary of working for them. It has a 2 HP motor driving a twin cylinder motor with a 20 gallon tank. It weighs 200 pounds so I need to make room in my barn for it with a dedicated electrical outlet. I'm excited about it because it'll make blowing all the dirt and grass off my Cub and JD tractor a lot easier than using my old little air compressor. The model is a Ingersoll Rand P1 51U-A9 Garage Mate. Here's a pic of the 2 machines that get a lot of use on my place.
I'll be posting lots of pics as my summer progresses here on my land so stay tuned and I hope your Cub is doing well. I'm enjoying this cooler weather while can.

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Weather's been warm here yesterday then today a front came in and supposed to get freezing precip. Grass is dormant till ~April usually. I'm off today and will work on the 3240 hydraulic lift sleeve hitch now that I have a cylinder. I want to let the XT3 be a mower only to extend its life and use the 3240 for mule/grading/logskidding/hauling work.
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That 3240 looks like it is ready to work. Nice!

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Utter blasphemy!!! The winter zealots will have your head upon a pike soon.

Did a little wander about yesterday and saw many of the trees budding and the various shades of brown & gray that what I call grass are becoming less and less and more green. I did mow a section of the right of way that was getting too thick last week. It has been a very wet winter here in northern Florida. I have a low lying area that while the standing water is gone, the ground won't even support a person. The area also has an 80 foot longleaf pine that came down during Michael that you just can't get to.
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That was quite nice of yer company to do that, Mudyapster!
I just had a lovely debacle with air compressors in the same range as yours, myself. Got the HF 20 gallon oil compressor that ran fer a hour then died. Took it back and got another. This one couldn't make it past 80 psi before dying. Got my money back and bought a California Air Tools one that has been working fine since. Built a cabinet for it and now it is very hard to even tell it's on even right next to it. The powered vent is louder than the compressor.
The HF 11 gallon air tank for $40 would be a nice add on for you to add some more capacity.
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That was quite nice of yer company to do that, Mudyapster!
I just had a lovely debacle with air compressors in the same range as yours, myself. Got the HF 20 gallon oil compressor that ran fer a hour then died. Took it back and got another. This one couldn't make it past 80 psi before dying. Got my money back and bought a California Air Tools one that has been working fine since. Built a cabinet for it and now it is very hard to even tell it's on even right next to it. The powered vent is louder than the compressor.
The HF 11 gallon air tank for $40 would be a nice add on for you to add some more capacity.
That is a good idea if I find it not being enough capacity. I work for IR so if the one they are making for me isn't a good one they'll make me a new one. Mine is coming off the assembly line on the 26th and then being shipped to me. Name:  images_1550240782328.jpeg
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I looked at the IR one and could only dream as it was way out of my price range. No, I am really quite surprised at the sound level now with my set-up as it is almost silent 3 feet away.
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That was quite nice of yer company to do that, Mudyapster!
I just had a lovely debacle with air compressors in the same range as yours, myself. Got the HF 20 gallon oil compressor that ran fer a hour then died. Took it back and got another. This one couldn't make it past 80 psi before dying. Got my money back and bought a California Air Tools one that has been working fine since. Built a cabinet for it and now it is very hard to even tell it's on even right next to it. The powered vent is louder than the compressor.
The HF 11 gallon air tank for $40 would be a nice add on for you to add some more capacity.
That is a good idea if I find it not being enough capacity. I work for IR so if the one they are making for me isn't a good one they'll make me a new one. Mine is coming off the assembly line on the 26th and then being shipped to me. Attachment 2361923
I like that vertical tank. Takes up less floor space and easy to drain. I suggest mounting a retractable hose reel in your ceiling. I love mine.
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11 gallon tank ... hmm.
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That retractable reel is great! I want one. Where did you find it. I also want to get a nice 100ft hose. I have a 50' Gates hose so I'm going to get another 50' hose for it.

No it has a 20 gallon tank.

They told me it is very quiet running so I'll find that out soon.

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That retractable reel is great! I want one. Where did you find it. I also want to get a nice 100ft hose. I have a 50' Gates hose so I'm going to get another 50' hose for it.

No it has a 20 gallon tank.

They told me it is very quiet running so I'll find that out soon.
Reel came from Harbor Freight. Always d/l a 20% off coupon before buying anything from them. It's all steel and holds 50' of 3/8" hose. Beware some of the other reels that have plastic parts. My FIL bought one from Atwoods and it broke in a month.

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Nice I have a Harbor Frieght store around my work. I'll check it out.

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Just made a space in my barn for it so all set and I have a dedicated 20 amp circuit ready for it also. I don't need any extra hose I found my other air hose so I have 100 feet of it now. It is supposed to ship on February 26th I can't wait. Back to power washing the side of the house, preparing for paint will its nice out. 78 deg. right now and I am sweating!

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It going to snow Sunday and I Hope Until March 20th I like My 4 seasons I would Be board to death if I ever Had to live In the south again during the winter

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