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#1 alec OFFLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 12:39 PM

so the loader was runnin great . got the clutch off and cleaned and lubed . went to start it and it acted like it was out of gas . well after dicking around for two hours I put a tube in the engine cover and started blowing out all sorts of cloth and crap . put a coil on it to make sure and she fired right up . so now I will ber pulling the engine and you know the rest .

 

WHAT DO YOU GUYS DO TO PREVENT /DETER/ERRADICATE/DESTROY   MICE ????

 

and whats the best way to clean up behind the cover ?


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 12:50 PM

I have heard mothballs next to the engine works but have not tried it yet myself.

 

I usually keep alot of traps around the machines when I store them, that usually gets them before they nest.


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 02:14 PM

We always put a small jar of mouse seed (poison) under the hood of the truck in a little holder right beside the warm winter plugin. Keeps the little beggars at bay. Otherwise they'll build a nest seemingly overnight on the warm engine.
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Posted May 27, 2015 - 03:15 PM

Mouse traps and wild cats works real good around here. 

I've noticed too that since converting my tractors to diesel I have had absolutely no mouse problems around the tractors. Just dawned on me while reading your post.  :D


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 03:19 PM

maybe I could spray them down with diesel ? would protect my " patina " also . :beer:


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 03:37 PM

I  have not had any mouse/ tractor problems. I have a 6 foot black snake that I trained to patrol the leanto where I keep the GTs. Works for birds too   :thumbs:


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 05:37 PM

I  have not had any mouse/ tractor problems. I have a 6 foot black snake that I trained to patrol the leanto where I keep the GTs. Works for birds too   :thumbs:

:bigrofl: :bs:  you may have a 6 inch white snake ........



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 05:42 PM

We have lots of black snakes. Seems to keep the rodent population at bay. 


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 06:04 PM

Dryer sheets.  The cheap one you get a Dollar Store, etc.  The ones your wife throws in the dryer to to prevent static cling.  Just tuck a few around all over the motors, seats, etc.  Mice do not like the odor of the sheets and stay clear.  Have been used in combines and tractor cab for years here in the Midwest.

 

Be sure and get all that stuff blew out of the engines or it could overheat.  When you think you have most of it out, start it up and keep blowing air in to help the fan blow it on through.  Good luck.


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:01 PM

yeah I need to find a better solution to the barn I use for winter storage, too. It's 30 miles from here in the "wrong" direction. I'm only ever out there 3-4 times a year. A guy that I used to work with, that I do side work for (he brings his car here) let me use one of his barns to store anything I want in for free. but with the damage the rodents have done to me this past winter "free storage" is costing me plenty. 
 


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:13 PM

Peppermint oil on cotton balls around the GTs in the winter is what I use. Peppermint oil is bad for rodents, they are allergic to it. I use it in my shed also to deter squirrels. It works for me. You have to use real Peppermint oil not the synthetic type. Forgot to put them in my boat this year and found a mose nest this spring. Typically called candy oil. Good luck.                                              Roger


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:55 PM

maybe I could spray them down with diesel ? would protect my " patina " also . :beer:

not sure how well it protects the patina? But the summer before my senior year I worked as a yardman in a concrete plant. They ran all. International r series concrete trucks. The drivers would wipe down the entire truck every few weeks with diesel fuel, to keep the wet cement from sticking. That worked really well till one got tipped over and a full load of concrete froze in the barrel. They took 1/4 sticks of dynamite in holes strategically placed to blast it loose. The drum had a few bulges but they were still using it a couple yrs later when I talked to one of the guys from there.
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Posted May 27, 2015 - 09:55 PM

Cat Barricade :thumbs:  

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:17 PM

I prefer a nice 22 for rats in a barn.  However, dryer sheets was always my trick.

 

Cat Barricade :thumbs:  

 

Oh my gosh... that must have been Cat's family portrait you found!  Where was it all this time?

 

Ben W. 


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:42 PM

I prefer a nice 22 for rats in a barn.  However, dryer sheets was always my trick.

 

 

Oh my gosh... that must have been Cat's family portrait you found!  Where was it all this time?

 

Ben W. 

 

I see he could not be part of the photo so they used cats football instead... 


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