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  1. Unfortunately I left the bike in the horse field for a few minutes one day and one of our horses decided she wanted a piece of my seat, so that's why there's duck tape on the seat🤣 The pic below shows you that I had to create an indent in the box infront of the hour clock, but I have made the box cover as much of the rack as possible without overhanging the width of the bike. It's fastened to the rack using 4x gutter bolts and some galvanised band (flexible steel strap full of holes every ½ inch). I'll try get some close ups of it in a few days when im back on the farm.
  2. Sorry for the very late reply to this thread! Yes, I made a laminated red deal box for my 300 about 4 years ago. The edges are routered to a bullnose finish to avoid any sharp edges and I deliberately made the internal dimensions so that a steel Jerry can fits on both sides of the box without rattling around. I can also fit my saw chainsaw in between the cans. I recently added a ratchet and strap around the box as it is getting a lot of abuse from fencing equipment being carried lately, but it's still holding up good!
  3. I priced a new splitter from Italy ag about €800 delivered ($1000 approx) but then I figured, since I only want to split wood a few weeks in the year, it would be pointless having one gathering dust in the shed thr rest of the year. So then I came up with the bolt on solution of an RSJ where I can use the tipping ram to push the wood through the axe head. It's easy to fit and remove using my digger and it stores away compact in the workshop. All in, parts cost about $150 and it took about 4 hours to make everything. Also, because the dumper is a high tip, I can raise or lower the splitter to suit different work heights, depending on the person loading it.
  4. I'm not here to out-do someone elses log store🤣 I'm a carpenter and I just like a nice store. I'm not all caught up on those picks, probably because I use a lot of machinery to do the dead work and save my back (previous injury doesn't help). I'll take a photo of the saw horse I started using last year, it can hold logs from 1 to 16 inch diameter and anything from 1ft to 12ft long. I'll also snap a photo of the box I made for the front of my 300, it's so handy to have as I use the 300 for run arounds since buying a 450 to do the dog work. I like the box on the back of your tractor, what is the bar down the middle of it for? Is that a towball attachment at the very rear?
  5. Correct! It also fits in the back of my van so I can bring it to any job I'm doing with ease!
  6. I finally have a decent log store! It'll hold about 4.5 cords of wood when full, which is enough for 2 seasons for us (maybe even more as we've had a lot of unusually hot weather lately). I also modified my track dumper into a log splitter, so I didn't have to build one from scratch or buy one. It also means I can reinstate the dumper when I'm finished splitting. No more hand splitting🥳 I just have to change the axe head on it so it splits 4 ways for more efficieny.
  7. @Fishfiles new to me, but what is that long black bar on the left side? Is it an extension of the gear change pedal?
  8. There is a table similar to this in a castle in County Limerick, Ireland that was used by servants of the past to eat and drink from. It isn't a half round like the above, it's a plank that was cut from a single tree and its approximately 8 inches thick x 30 inches wife x 40ft long. Very impressive size of timber to say the least.
  9. Appreciate the feedback😄I will order a new voltage regulator in a few days time. I'll let you all know of the update on it, I do at least have the 300 to fall back on for the smaller jobs until the 450 is running again
  10. A regulator over here is €131 plus €10 postage, which equates to 140$. My only concern is that there seems to be 2 types of regulator for the 450, a square one or a rounded shaped one, both of which are the same price but one is for 2002 onwards, the other is up to 2002, my bike is a 2002 so I'm confused as to which one to get. The one currently on the bike is the rounded shaped one and it looks relatively new, which causes my concern over it being another electrical issue causing the regulator to fry.
  11. We ran the engine and sure enough, it didn't jump above 12.5v while revving, in fact, it didn't rise at all. It is the solenoid that is clicking, does that mean it's a bad solenoid too?
  12. Hi Fish, Where is the solenoid located on it? I will check the voltage this evening when I'm back. I'm afraid to use the bike incase I fry something, but I also need it for mowing and spreading ASAP.
  13. Hi all, Been a while since I've been out using the 450, but I went to start it the other day and it would not, no lights showing on the dash. I fully charged the battery and still no lights on the dash. So I went to the backup pull starter and it fired straight away. This leads me to suspect that the voltage regulator above the rear right wheel is fried as I hear a click coming from it when I attempt to start it on the key. Any opinions welcome before I order a new voltage regulator? Edit: The rare time I go to start it, the dash lights come up and it fires, but the lights flicker when it's running.
  14. What I loved about that saw was how light it was and we'll balanced with a 14 inch bar. It was around the weight of an Ms230 but more powerful than an MS260. I find the huskys tend to cut quicker than a Stihl (new chain comparison) but they also run out of fuel a little sooner. I've tried many saws over the years but have always come back to Stihl, mainly because of dealership handiness and availability of parts.
  15. My first owned saw was a Stihl 026, the oil pump gave a lot of trouble early on (it was a second hand purchase) so I traded it in for a new MS260. That was a fantastic saw but I eventually gave it to a good friend of mine who was very badly stuck for a saw. He still has it and uses it. Then i bought an MS390 which was a nice medium powered saw. It was later upgraded to an MS661 which I still have and use for milling and big timber cutting 25 inch plus. I have a 42 inch bar for it. Last year I was given 3 saws by a friend who moved to Paris, an MS261, a Tanaka (not certain of model) and a Chinese top handle saw that is only good for filling a gap in a wall🤣 My pride and joy though is my MS201T top handle saw. It's my go to saw as its light enough to use daily, but strong enough to cut decent size timber without struggle.
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