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I had to move several pieces of equipment around yesterday... and when I left I just followed where the GPS told me to go. It didn't put me on the tollway it kinda took me through a couple small communities I've never been through. I saw more places selling eggs then I can remember. I also saw one farm that was actually selling fresh beef burger. I should have stopped but had hours of travel before it would see refrigeration. I plan to retrace my path and see what the burger is all about... will probably pick up some eggs too.
 


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I had to move several pieces of equipment around yesterday... and when I left I just followed where the GPS told me to go. It didn't put me on the tollway it kinda took me through a couple small communities I've never been through. I saw more places selling eggs then I can remember. I also saw one farm that was actually selling fresh beef burger. I should have stopped but had hours of travel before it would see refrigeration. I plan to retrace my path and see what the burger is all about... will probably pick up some eggs too.
Bring a nice size cooler with ice.. maybe even see if you can source some dry ice if you got a long trip.

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Bring a nice size cooler with ice.. maybe even see if you can source some dry ice if you got a long trip.

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Strange enough... this place is about ten miles north of my house. Just never been in that town.
 

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"fresh" beef can be hit or miss.

Some like to "age" it in the shed a bit too long, some use weird or old fat/tallow to mix in to make burger.

I wouldn't get a lot of it until maybe after a couple times to get a feel for its constancy.

We kinda gave up on buying half a cow or whatever because it is hard to find a good locker that is consistent. We just cut up/grind our deer ourselves.
 

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And so it begins...

 

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I bought a thing! (Bad picture sorry)

The plan is to make some money on the side getting people tilled for the season.

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How thick is 85-140? The manual says it comes with the trans full of oil.. but it just looks like grease to me.
 

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I don't remember any gear oil being that thick.
 

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A lot of the time, previous owners will pump the case full of grease if it leaks gear oil. Tillers are notorious for leaking oil around the tine shaft bearings/seals. They get beat pretty hard. I've been through numerous tillers over the years and have seen pretty much everything on them break at one time or another. Especially front tine models..

If it's a brand new store bought unit, and it's pumped full of grease, then I'd be taking it back to where I bought it.
 

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I'm not even sure I will get to plant a garden this year. The neighbors put the for sale sign on their house yesterday... and have two showings today.

I've tried to talk the wife into just staying here for a couple more years... but she is going to sell this place to the neighbors when they sell their house. Then she wants to buy a small fixer upper to live in here for four years and I will go buy the forever home in Michigan when we collect from the sale of the pizzeria. She thinks she has this all figured out... I'm not convinced we won't be homeless living in a motel.
 

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Ya gotta wait til the ambient temperatures get up to "t-shirt weather" for that oil.
Gear oil will flow, even thick 140 wt. That looks like grease. How cold was it at that time?

It was close to t-shirt weather.. for maine anyways. Must of been 50° or so.

Whats the best way to get all this grease out to refill with oil?

Run it for a few minutes to get some heat in it, drain & fill?

Put whatever oil I can in it first, THEN run and drain & refill?
 

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I'd first try running it to warm up what's in there. If it won't flow out of the open drain port on its own, you can try pushing it out with compressed air into the fill (dipstick) hole. Make sure that you set the compressor outlet air regulator to only a couple of PSI, and seal around the blowgun nozzle with a rag.
 

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A lot of the time, previous owners will pump the case full of grease if it leaks gear oil. Tillers are notorious for leaking oil around the tine shaft bearings/seals. They get beat pretty hard.
John Deere cornhead grease is awesome for this. It is low temp so it turns into something resembling oil fairly easily but congeals back to grease so it doesn't run everywhere when you are not using it.

85-140 is only 5 more thicker than 80-90, it should be like your normal old gear oil.
 

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I'd first try running it to warm up what's in there. If it won't flow out of the open drain port on its own, you can try pushing it out with compressed air into the fill (dipstick) hole. Make sure that you set the compressor outlet air regulator to only a couple of PSI, and seal around the blowgun nozzle with a rag.
Cool ill try warming it up first. My compressor is pretty much the last thing I need to move over to our new place. Ill hafta wait until its done raining.
 


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