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Dead Eye Dave    Posted 06-27-2019 at 04:26:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Late model 8N.....
  • I am in the market for a new muffler. I wonder if there is any way to quiet the tractor somewhat? Is there anyone who sells a quieter muffler? Thanks, Dave

    Ozlandeer    Posted 06-28-2019 at 20:40:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My $1500 Resound 34hearing aid has a good noise filter that I can turn on and really quiets repetitive noise like engine noise. All other sounds are still the same.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 06-27-2019 at 12:54:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I don't have an answer for you on what muffler to buy but I'm reminded of the 17th century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza who once wrote: "A man's intelligence is inversely proportional to his tolerance to noise."
    I'm thinking you must be pretty smart. :)

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 06-27-2019 at 17:02:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Assuming Spinoza is correct......I'm a f'in genius. ;)

    Ultradog MN    Posted 06-27-2019 at 20:53:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Huh?
    I have a little hearing loss 😳

    Dean    Posted 06-27-2019 at 09:24:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You could adapt a reverse flow muffler.

    Available at just about any decent auto parts store.


    Bruce(OR)    Posted 06-27-2019 at 05:44:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • New muffler, resonator, two mufflers, convert to electric. . . .

    DED    Posted 06-27-2019 at 07:07:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Funny Bruce. I just wondered if there was an extra quiet muffler being marketed? Thanks, Dave

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 06-27-2019 at 22:20:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Few years ago. . .Okay, uh... 41 years ago, I replaced a noisey muffler with a Sears "Muzzler".
    I muzzzled the mileage from 24 down to 17.
    So please don't hesitate to "Muzzle" your machine.
    Funny. I can remember that and have forgotten so much more in how many years?

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 06-28-2019 at 07:11:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Wait until you're thinking back over 80 years. I do still remember my name.


    Dead Eye Dave    Posted 06-28-2019 at 13:58:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well, the experience has been informative and humerous. The best part is that, I never said as much, but the reason I am asking is that I have two new higher powered hearing aids and the noise is deafening. Oh yes, I can take the hearing aids out but then my whole world becomes silent. So much for eight years in a machine shop and another fifteen as a rock band's drummer sitting in front of two bass 300 watt speakers, and thirty years as a police officer with regular firearms training. 72 years and who is counting!!!

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 06-29-2019 at 07:08:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I had 25 years as a police officer. I think that is why I can't hear all that well either. We went to the range and didn't always use ear protection. I remember the day I bought my Charter Arms 44 Bulldog. I went back in the woods and forgot hearing protection. Didn't feel like walking back to the house to get it so I fired off 5 rounds. My ears rang for days!! Of course the being raised on the farm didn't help either. All the tractors had loud mufflers. We heated with wood and I cut a lot with the chainsaw and no such thing as hearing protection.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 06-28-2019 at 20:19:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Out of curiosity, what are your high powered hearing aids? My wife has tried about 7 or 8 different sets and finally paid $6000 for a set which do not do the job either! In fact she has tried 2 other sets since buying those. I think she needs Cochlear Implants but vanity gets in the way. If there is something out there which would work for her I would like to find it.

    My hearing is not perfect but far better than hers.

    Thanks for any information you care to give me. My email is open if you prefer to do that.


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