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    Default L5740 Attachment sizes and category

    I'm getting ready to purchase an L5740 this weekend and would like to get the following attachments:

    Box Blade
    Rotary Cutter (BrushBull)
    Finishing Mower
    Rotary Tiller

    This is my first purchase so I have a few novice questions that I was hoping to get input on. First question is how do I determine the width of the tread marks that I'll need to cover? In the spec sheet there is 1) overall width (min. tread) of 67.3", 2) wheelbase of 75.4", and 3) rear tread of 52.2" and 56.3". I'm not sure what all three of these mean and which is the width I'd need to cover with my attachments to hide the tread marks. I'm assuming 72" would be ok, unless that wheelbase number of 75.4" is the one I'm supposed to use.

    On the tiller, I'd like to cover at least the width of the treads, but I'm also faced with a decision related to the "duty" of the attachment. They offer Standard Duty (Cat 1), Commercial Duty (Cat 1) and Super Duty (Cat 2). The tilling depths are not too different, ranging from 7 1/4" to 7 3/4", so not a big deal there. Any advice on how to determine how heavy-duty I should get? I'd mainly use for a 1 acre garden, and potentially for creating new garden space, or preparing rows for a possible vineyard at some point.

    On the box scraper I have even more choices. Assuming that 72" would cover my treads, I have the following to choose from: Standard duty (555 lbs), Medium duty (628 lbs), Heavy duty (802 lbs), Extreme duty (850 lbs). I'd use for breaking new ground for gardens, tearing up a bamboo stump/root area, and grading/leveling ground to prepare area for a new barn. Any advice on this?

    On the Rotary Cutter (BrushBull), I'm going with the 84", but only two choices on duty, as the HP requirement on the Heavy duty is beyond my tractor: Standard duty (1076 lbs) and Medium Duty (1280 lbs). I have about 10 acres to cut about twice a year.

    For the finishing mower, similar in that there is standard, medium and heavy duty. I have about 3 acres of lawn to cut.

    Too many choices -- Help!

    Thanks,

    Dave

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    Default Re: L5740 Attachment sizes and category

    step one.. make sure all your 3PH attachment pins are all the same.. either Cat 1 or Cat 2. Same for top link pins.

    With your tractor in the high 50hp range.. I'm thinking Cat 2. Talk to your dealer. If they are not all the same, you will have to hassle with adapters sometimes.. a pain.

    I think wheelbase is from front wheels to rear wheels.

    Unless your soil is simply sand, I'd go for something other than light duty.. as a general guideline. With 3PH equipment, heavier is generally better. I've added weight to every 3PH attachment I have, PHD, disks, box blade.
    thus, I'd go for the heaviest unless cost is a significant difference.

    Never owned a tiller but have heard of people being concerned with bent tines... argues for heavier duty.

    I vote heavy duty box scraper...

    Standard duty rotary mower should work for you particularly after the first cutting. Since you have HST, you can modify easily your speed and simply go slower into those areas that are heavy slugging.

    finishing mower.. no opinion... never owned one.. depending on price, I might go medium duty.. to me, 3 acres is a lot to mow and I bet you'sll be doing it frequently.
    Joy is having the tools you need and needing the tools you have!

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    Default Re: L5740 Attachment sizes and category

    First off, you will probably need to get 84" wide implements if you space your wheels out. The dimesions are (I think) tire center to tire center, so the
    number needs to have the tire width added to it.

    I would get a commercial box blade in the Gannon Landscaper high back line with hydraulic scarifier bar. if you have a rear hydraulic connection. I don't and so bought one with manual bar and it is 920-950# and 66" wide. There are a LOT of folks that have re-bought box's after bending them up from hitting rocks / roots. I paid like $1500 8 years ago. But, it is about impossible to harm (and I've tried!).

    On the tiller, the standard duty is probably ok for your use. I use a KK gear tiller and have tilled for about 40-60 hours a year for the past 5-6 years and have not harmed it (much). The damage has been from the rocks - upwards of 12"x30" at the largest to oodles of ones in the softball to basketball size range. It needs some sheet metal repair and 3-4 tines, but that's all. I'm impressed with the toughness.

    I would NOT get a LD rough cutter. I have the BB 600 and it is good. The BB840 would be a good choice for you. The Bushog MD version is also a good choice.

    Post up some pictures of your new toys -- er --- tools.

    jb

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    Default Re: L5740 Attachment sizes and category

    If you have Ag tires, the outer edge of the rear wheels is 72" with the tires set out to their max width. I'm running a Woods BB720 on mine, but I don't mow snow so I don't have any work time on yet. If your ground is reasonably level than the BB840 should be fine.

    You'll love the 5740!

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    Default Re: L5740 Attachment sizes and category

    Look at my equiptment . I have learned along with Redbug what to get and not to get. You can see what equipment I have. I posted some problems I had with my Tufline 6 foot disc and my quick attach. I love my Woods rotary cutter.
    One dealer told me it is better to have broken the impliment not the tractor. Email me and I will be glad to throw in my 2 cents.
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    Default Re: L5740 Attachment sizes and category

    Thanks. I've made all my decisions now and have everything on order. You can see what I'm planning from my signature. Appreciate all the help from tbn!

    Dave
    Kubota L5740 HSTC, LA854 FEL, Woods GHT72 tiller, Woods HB72 box blade, Caroni TM1900BSC flail mower, Bearcat 5" chipper/shredder, pallet forks, Woods BH90-X backhoe.

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    Default Re: L5740 Attachment sizes and category

    Great selection! You are looking at some fun seat time in the near future! And, we're looking forward to photos and stories of what you are doing!
    Joy is having the tools you need and needing the tools you have!

    Kubota 5030 HSTC, BB, Danueser PHD, LA853 QA HD FEL w JD toothbar, 3pt chisel, 3 pt disk, 6' shredder, Kubota FEL hay spike, 3pt hay fork w carryall, Kubota RTV 1140

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    Default Re: L5740 Attachment sizes and category

    Quote Originally Posted by texasjohn
    Great selection! You are looking at some fun seat time in the near future! And, we're looking forward to photos and stories of what you are doing!
    Thanks. Special thanks to texasjohn, who provided lots and lots of help and advice both on the boards and in PMs!

    Dave
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    Default Re: L5740 Attachment sizes and category

    awww... thanks
    Joy is having the tools you need and needing the tools you have!

    Kubota 5030 HSTC, BB, Danueser PHD, LA853 QA HD FEL w JD toothbar, 3pt chisel, 3 pt disk, 6' shredder, Kubota FEL hay spike, 3pt hay fork w carryall, Kubota RTV 1140

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