Filled up Jerry Cans and my BMW X5 35d with diesel (25 gal max)

Since I drive a diesel BMW X5 35d as well as an old 1982 Mercedes 300D Turbodiesel, and use diesel fuel in our Kubota and John Deere lawn tractors (not…

Basic maintenance on the Kubota ZD326s and John Deere 330

…SDE 15W040 diesel oil for both the Kubota and John Deere 330. Always a happy moment when with rebate can get a gallon of CJ-4 grade diesel oil for $6.99….

It looks like spring is not quite ready to arrive this year

Wouldn’t you know it … as soon as I take the snow blower and chains off our multi-use John Deere tractor that I use to clear our driveway … we…

Our granddaughter Annalyn is now 10 months old!

…so thankful to have them back in Ohio and living only a couple hours away and can’t wait to see Drew give her a ride on our old John Deere

Stopping to take a house photo on my way up the driveway

…archive. After a cold start, having sunny but cool weather right before Christmas is welcomed … but should be thinking about getting the blower put on the John Deere as…

Weekend fence repair, wood splitting and chores update

…old John Deere 330 diesel still comes in handy … it was one of the best purchases I ever made back in the mid-1980s when we were in Hudson. Although…

Extra work that makes little sense – salt and pepper shakers

…then checked with Brenda. She now wants them repainted and sealed so now they will go back to the shop and roughed up for some leftover John Deere “green” paint…

Panorama while taking a break from yardwork #MemorialDay17

…for summer after another weekend of work. (loved getting a pic of our ‘old’ John Deere 330 diesel and repaired and repainted the lawn trailer from DadH in the photo!)…

More repairs and parts. The John Deere 330 diesel this time.

Actually this repair is long, LONG overdue. A decade or so ago when I was heavy into running biodiesel, a sticky batch of fuel ended up in our John Deere….

John Deere 330 Diesel 10K Generator project update

After doing a little maintenance and replacing the front tires on the John Deere 330 last month, I finally finished the simple 10K generator setup and wired up a new…

Transmission cooler hose? Once again, AAA pays for itself!

…she could get. So I grabbed my tow strap and headed down the street in the trusty John Deere 330  lawn tractor. When I got to the SUV, it was…

Another use for a carabiner – holding the air fill nozzle

…than a slow poke portable air compressor. I use to use it extensively when having to fill the leaking tires on the John Deere prior to replacing a week or…

Replacing tires on the John Deere lawn tractor

One of the home/yard updates last week were new tires on our 30 year old John Deere 330 diesel lawn tractor. It has been a great small tractor and the…

Ominous skies as storm roll through

…couple projects were new front tires on the John Deere 330 diesel lawn tractor and my current tinkering is with an Aims Inverter/Chargers if and when I move ahead on…

Follow up: Finished painting and reassembly of the lawn trailer

…all in all, my father-in-law’s old trailer came back to life nicely … and the green is much more in keeping with our old John Deere 330 from the 1980s….

Dad Howard would be pleased – reviving his old lawn trailer

…at the big box stores (although I haven’t really compared them). Since we have a John Deere, which is about the same age as this trailer, I decided to change…

Rust is starting to take a toll on the 1998 Toyota Rav4

While doing a little garage work this past weekend (removed snowblower from the John Deere) I crawled under Brenda’s dented and bruised 270,000 mile 1998 Toyota Rav 4 (Links 1…

Clearing snow again and again this February weekend

…chains and snowblower on the old John Deere, but realized Friday night that it was not to be. Thankfully all operated as it was suppose to as we picked up…

So much for cheering on global warming. Winter has arrived.

…first measurable snowfall off the sidewalks. I suspect it will melt before the next snow, so won’t worry about the driveway (haven’t put the snowblower on the John Deere yet)….

Added a new fuel filter to our John Deere 330

John Deere was probably one of the smartest purchases we ever made for the house and yard … back when “all” John Deere lawn equipment was of higher quality (nowadays…

Happy 25th Birthday Taylor with a little throwback video

…to celebrate the evening with his buddies … if not, here’s a good memory from when he was a few years younger running Grandpa Howard’s prized John Deere dozer in…

Valentine’s Day and winter in the eastern half of the U.S.

…and snow. Here in Cincinnati we’ve had our share of cold weather and a lot more snow than usual … and it has even been giving my old John Deere

Winter daze and contemplating more Encore projects

…it aside until it melts. I’ve even commented that this is the first year I’ve really needed a snow”blower” on my old 1980’s John Deere rather than just a snowblade….

More snow and more ice. When will this winter end?

…putting the snow blower on the old John Deere 330 was almost optional, but this year it has been used and abused more that any since moving from our house…

A subdued Christmas for 2012, but it is not over yet

…a problem, but I’m glad to be home now as the snow is coming down. Hopefully not too much, but I’m thinking about putting the snowblower on the John Deere

My father-in-law and his old John Deere bulldozer

…The tractor talk also had me thinking about my father-in-law when he had better mobility; Oh how he loved clearing brush and building fire piles with his John Deere bulldozer!…

Archive: A few family photos from Thanksgiving 2011

…out the new man-toy in Ron’s barn – a new John Deere mower. A few new markers for the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday: the “no shave” November for my son Taylor…

We’re having a cold and snowy December this year

Palm Pre photo after clearing the driveway on Thursday I’ve had to put the snowblower on my old John Deere 330 a bit early for SW Ohio this year since…

The Dieselgeek Panzer skidplate kit keep getting better

…did enjoy riding around on the John Deere lawn tractor. It was also obvious that I’ll need to get the MGB ready for Tim’s 4 year old’s Chicago road trip….

New Kubota ZD326s diesel ‘zero-turn’ mower

After 23 years of mowing with our sturdy John Deere diesel tractor mower, we have finally succumb to the “keep up with the Jones” pressure of a new zero-turn style…

EAA Chapter 284 talks Corvair engines

…and is replaced with at flat plate. ($49) Use Ford Taurus ring gear ($99) and Subaru starter($209), John Deere garden tractor 20 amp dynamo.(about $200) Have standard valve job from…

Bought a new Troy-Bilt 4 cycle string trimmer

Oh … I bought a new toy this week; and I came on it by accident. After stopping in at several hardware stores, and shops that handle John Deere equipment,…

Biodiesel and U.S Energy Consumption

…U.S. would require a lot of biodiesel. According to a white paper from John Deere & Company, use of a B2 (2% biodiesel, 98% petroleum diesel) blend nationwide is an…

John Deere promotional biodiesel online video

As of January 2007, John Deere is providing addition information on biodiesel and other biofuels including a 6.5-minute video that overviews John Deere’s position on the use of biodiesel. Back…

Corrosive: the downside to using Biodiesel

I’ve been using biodiesel for about 4 years in two of our Volkswagen TDIs, a John Deere and even in a Bobcat skidloader. Saturday I had my first fuel line…

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.