Recent content by erwin

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    opinions needed before I take my broken Bandit 250 to the metal recycler

    Tried CL no luck. Might b just too much trouble to find someone. Will try to keep it for another year Before the move then remove all the pimps n valve n let it go.
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    opinions needed before I take my broken Bandit 250 to the metal recycler

    I restored one 98 model and now it's my work horse. Couldn't help and picked up this one couple years ago planning to do the same. never had the time and never will. already have a very nice lower hour 65 as backup chipper. going to take out all the useful parts and just haul it to the recycler...
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    Today....

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    Today....

    I used to use my bucket maybe once a month the first 2 years I bought it. Now, I truly don't remember when I used it the last time. I have to run it every few weeks just to warm it up. I'll have to just sell it one day. one day if i can't climb anymore, i'll buy a track lift.
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    re-calibrating pricing for my trimming jobs

    yes less gears, but way more intellectual, requires creative thinking and could be time consuming as well. The end result of two guys (not the same level) doing the same removal can hardly be much different. But, the end result of a full trim job will be very different. This is what I try to...
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    re-calibrating pricing for my trimming jobs

    quite surprised to see no one is judging me :)
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    re-calibrating pricing for my trimming jobs

    after over 15 years in business, I'm at the point that I can almost name my price (100% referrals). Obviously every tree is different. Let's say a typical mature pin oak in a subdivision, with 24-28" DBH, 25% facing house 20' from the house) in the front yard, branches overhang the roof by...
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    anyone knows where else to buy starter for Vermeer CTX100 (Kohler KDI1903). cant's find any source online.

    bought it brand new in April 2019. now the starter solenoid started sticking most of the times when cold start. took it apart, greased it, no help. want to buy a new one but try not to buy from Vermeer. no hits at all with google search. any idea why no one is selling that starter? Thx. Erwin
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    2003 Bandit 65, trying to re-power it now, any input? Thx

    finally dragged myself to the shop and did first test run. idle: engine 1450 rpm, disk 898 rpm full open: 3900 did not dare to run too long ran at 3600 rpm, disk 2085 rpm might want to limit the governor setting to do 3600 rpm till I'm comfortable pretty scary to watch the new engine runs the...
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    2003 Bandit 65, trying to re-power it now, any input? Thx

    working overtime last couple days on storm clean up. will put together and do test run this evening. exciting!
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    2003 Bandit 65, trying to re-power it now, any input? Thx

    so, I can use one of the AJ wires from stator to work the auto feed. three hanging wires: white --- key on 12V green --- the wire plugged in to the oil sentry terminal at the factory yellow --- optional oil light wire that needs to connect to white wire very fun, will post back once I tested...
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    2003 Bandit 65, trying to re-power it now, any input? Thx

    That service manual is very helpful. Thx. I've been looking all over the web to find it.
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    2003 Bandit 65, trying to re-power it now, any input? Thx

    no, that control panel came in separate and I have to mount it on the engine as show in your picture. it says the black ground wire goes to the oil switch, as I said, there is already a black wire connected to the oil switch. I either run it without a warning light (assuming it'll kill the...
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    2003 Bandit 65, trying to re-power it now, any input? Thx

    1. the old bandit factory auto fed has a 4 wire plug, 2 goes to the disk cover safety switch, 2 goes to the engine harness. the big blue wire goes to the auto feed on/off switch then to a fuse and then to 12V +. The other one is small gauge white wire that goes to one of the outer legs of the...

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