A friend had a mill powered by a 300 cu/in ford with a 4 speed transmission. I think it was direct drive to the blade arbor. that was 30+ years ago so I really don't remember how he ended up running the final drive. He later up graded to electric.
I think Emission problems will be the death of diesels eventually, there are already electric and CNG tractor trailers. I have a 12k forklift that has been down for DEF problems more than it's been running, it's on its 4th DEF head in less than a year (all under warranty but still down) and...
Unfortunately you can and should judge equipment by the rental service, if it holds up in rental conditions 99% of home owners will never have a problem. If I gave you a machine and told you to take it and MAKE the hydraulic cylinder seals leak how would you do it? As much as I hate to say it...
I agree, rental is tough on equipment, but to have leaks and shift levers that don't work on equipment 3 weeks old is not abuse.
A 36" gas powered floor saw falling off of a roof - ABUSE (and stupidity), Yes we had one.
We have two in our rental fleet, new last year, both were back to the dealer for issues within a month of going into service. Older BX (3 yrs old) series had twisted & bent loader arms within 6 months of going into service.
SO, yes I will say overrated.
You should only need to go through all of the hoops to obtain a real ID or enhanced licence. You would not have the need for them if you have a US passport. To fly ANY flight next year you will need a real ID or passport.
And here in NY they want to give licences to illegals, I just don't get it!
I just went through a day long ordeal to renew my CDL to an enhanced. had to get a birth cert. copy and 2 proofs of residency (mail from the DMV does not count).
Ashful, You should come up for the antique boat show this summer. It's one of the largest in the northeast. I grew up around wood boats and to say I miss them is a major understatement!
As bad as NY and king "anything for a buck" Andrew. Lets make pot legal, sports betting, and prostitution is being talked about.
How many bookies LOOSE money? the state run off track betting does. The new casinos (State licenced) are loosing money. Maybe the state needs to rethink ways to make...
Do yourself a favor and buy one of the old IH cub cadets. Kohler motors, steel frame, cast iron front axle. All steel body, Bullet proof tractor.
My 30 year old cub will run circles around most any new tractor you can find.
When was the last time it was thoroughly cleaned? I would pull the connecting pipe between stove & chimney and make sure it is clean with no restrictions. If you have baffles in your stove make sure they are clean also.
Electronics on ANYTHING can be (and usually is ) a nightmare. Most of the new heavy equipment I work on is coming through with it and if anything goes wrong it contact the dealer time. They will get to when they can since they are swamped with others with the same problems.
Give me old school...