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Any special concoction for treating the horses for flies? I've had luck with this....
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Use it on the Horses and myself! A little goes a long ways.

I also use a product called SWAT. Seems to work well and it is medicated as well.
I installed a Conk automatic sprayer in the barn, but the $100.00 + unit only lasted a year! And I can't see that timed mist being good for anything or anyone!
I've even tried stockings on the donkey's! Works, but it looks bad!
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I use a pair of gloves and wipe on a 1:100 mixture of pyrethrum because ...
wait for it.....
wait for it ....
neither of the horses will stand still for a sprayer.
Big babies.
I even bribe them with sweet oats, cattle cubes, apple chunks... nada.
The older gal (Lady) gives me the stink eye and makes a fuss.
The younger gal (Lexie) tolerates it better, but eventually backs away.
So, every time I go check them (every 2 days or so), I take some more liquid and a curry brush ...
then brush and wipe, brush and wipe.
I've inherited the two about 2 years ago, so they don't really trust me as well as their absentee owner.
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I managed to get the carb nuts loose and the carb is now dangling beside the engine, because I am clueless and without proper documentation.
Apparently, I meant to get a manual but never ordered one before all this heart surgery happened.

What in the heck is the purpose of the long rod, threaded at both ends that is attached at the front of the tractor and on a bracket on the backside of the carb?

It would really have been much easier to get this thing loose if I had realized I was fighting a seized up rod on a hidden bracket.

Were they afraid the carb would spontaneously fling itself from the tractor? (just a joke)

Apparently, I've run into the 'what is a governor' ignorance on my part.

Found this interesting solution:

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Any special concoction for treating the horses for flies? I've had luck with this....
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Use it on the Horses and myself! A little goes a long ways.

I also use a product called SWAT. Seems to work well and it is medicated as well.
I installed a Conk automatic sprayer in the barn, but the $100.00 + unit only lasted a year! And I can't see that timed mist being good for anything or anyone!
I've even tried stockings on the donkey's! Works, but it looks bad!
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We have used Bronco Gold for years and it seems to do a really good job overall and it make them look good as well.....They get it twice a day at feeding times......


 

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carb is now cleaned (pinesol) and I am on my third attempt at a gasket. I'm hoping tomorrow I get this back on the tractor, otherwise, it will be the weekend. Hubby goes in for 2 more tests on Friday.
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Here we are again, I am closer to getting the carb on.

My husband's healthcare issues are still ongoing -- surgery got moved another 6 weeks out due to oversight by not one but 3 different doctor offices. I'm still angry about everything and it will take a long time for me to trust any of those ya-hoo-dles again.

So the 330 international weighs in at 3500 pounds or so, has a heavy bucket on the front, tires are 4 foot tall ... and because I don't have a 3/4 inch, thin cotter pin, I can't put the carb on. I have gargantuan pins and mid-size/smallish pins. But nothing to fit the carb.

So it will wait another day for the co-op to open (16 mile round trip) vs. head to town (48 mile round trip).

I even made a new gasket for it and was so optimistic that I already put the rtv gasket maker on the body parts so the gasket won't move. All of which is now dried up in the heat today so I have to remake that once I get the cotter pin.

Really makes no difference, since the temps are back up to over 100 again, the Mr has a new drug protocol coming tomorrow so there are those errands, and he mangled his left hearing aid so that's a 160 mile round trip to get it to the repair folks.

I'm just gonna go back to bed for a month until the weather changes and my attitude improves.

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