What did you do to your deuce this week?

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92ramaro

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Dump trailer and a deuce to fill with wood. I tucker out after just the bed full. What kind of wood is that ? I burn any/everything here........It beats paying 200$ a cord.
The large trunk is Oak. The rest of the trailer load (not pictured) is Ash.
And the Deuce is just a mule for the dump trailer until I tear it apart and make it dump as well in the off season. Being alone today, I wasnt up to the task of filling both beds lol.
Before I burned wood for heat, maybe 3 years ago I was selling hardwood for $60 bucks a face cord. Maple, mostly ash, some oak. Seems like it's worth much more these days if I ever get ahead enough to sell it again.

Edit: Time flies, it was more like 5-6 years ago now that I do that math. Jeeze.
 
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Maverick1701

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Yesterday I popped the new battery into the my truck so I could circulate the anti-alage I put in the fuel tank a few weeks back. During the install process I pinched a battery cable....ugh. I did a temporary repair so I could crank the truck (without starting a fire) & circulate the anti-algae stuff but it will need to be replaced before I take it out. I ran the truck for about 15mins to fully circulate the anti-algae. I drained some fuel from my primary filter valve...it's not pretty (see pics). I'm all stocked up on filters so I can keep swapping them out until the dead algae is out of the system.

I hopped in to check the brakes and nothing...pedal straight to the floor *sigh*. I have a sneaking suspicion my air pack is tired. I have had a slow leak in the area of my air pack that I have been keeping a close eye on. Also I didn't hear the usual air assist "hissss" when actuating the brakes....so that's a clue. I'm going to pull the air pack, clean it up, and see what I can see. I'll probably pick up a rebuild kit while I have it out of the truck.
 

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This past weeks progress was getting the air cleaner housing mounted back up, intake tube on, painted/touched up the paint under the hood some & both rear splash guards are on. Also got some painting done to the underside of the truck too, will be up for sale soon...
 

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92ramaro

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Yesterday I popped the new battery into the my truck so I could circulate the anti-alage I put in the fuel tank a few weeks back. During the install process I pinched a battery cable....ugh. I did a temporary repair so I could crank the truck (without starting a fire) & circulate the anti-algae stuff but it will need to be replaced before I take it out. I ran the truck for about 15mins to fully circulate the anti-algae. I drained some fuel from my primary filter valve...it's not pretty (see pics). I'm all stocked up on filters so I can keep swapping them out until the dead algae is out of the system.

I hopped in to check the brakes and nothing...pedal straight to the floor *sigh*. I have a sneaking suspicion my air pack is tired. I have had a slow leak in the area of my air pack that I have been keeping a close eye on. Also I didn't hear the usual air assist "hissss" when actuating the brakes....so that's a clue. I'm going to pull the air pack, clean it up, and see what I can see. I'll probably pick up a rebuild kit while I have it out of the truck.
The first time I bled the brakes on my truck, I was able to get a decently solid brake pedal with absolutely no air pressure at all. Are you sure you're not also losing brake fluid somewhere?
 

92ramaro

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Drained my trans and assembled my dual output PTO yesterday. Was able to install it (barely) this morning with two .010 gaskets and got an appropriate amount of backlash (judging it by hand.)
If I had to do it again, I'd never try to install both PTOs at the same time. The rear output housing barely fits the gap between the PTO mounting studs and the master cylinder. I was one more failed attempt away from taking it apart for installation.

After finding some moderately sized metal chunks in the trans along with the general glittery appearance of the fluid, I'm keeping an eye out for a spare transmission to keep on the shelf for when the inevitable happens...
 

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