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  1. #21
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
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    3,789
    Location
    Craftsbury Common, Vermont
    Tractor
    Deere 4044R cab, Kubota KX-121-3S

    Default Re: 10 days till backhoe!

    Al -- Unfortunately, poor Ed's hoe sprang a leak the day I showed up! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img] Every time he lowered the stabilizers a shot of hydraulic fluid arced thru the air...so we never got to play with it other than to get it mounted (which was a huge help; figured if it was that easy even I could do it!)

    I've got a five foot rake I won't need for a couple more months if you need to borrow it.

    Pete

  2. #22

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    121
    Location
    So. N.H
    Tractor
    long 300dtc

    Default Re: Stabilizers..?

    Hi I have a 6500 also. In the directions it say's not too lift the wheels off the ground when in use in fact with out a sub frame unless i'm in a low area with tractor and stabilizers are on higher area I can't lift tires with out blocking up stabilizers

  3. #23

    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    470
    Location
    Lyndeborough, NH
    Tractor
    Kubota L5030HSTC, Farmall SuperC

    Default Re: Stabilizers..?

    I usually end up with the rear wheels an inch or two off the ground. Ditto for the front - I end up with a 3 point contact - the stabilizers and the bucket. Have yet to move the tractor with the 'hoe this way.

  4. #24

    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    54
    Location
    Duvall, WA
    Tractor
    John Deere 4500

    Default Re: Stabilizers..?

    I always fully extend the stabilizers. I might let one down a couple of inches to level out the tractor. I find that with the legs down, the digging is much more stable. I did try just barely lifting the tires a couple of times, but quickly found the pads would sink after a few passes with the bucket, and I was back on tires. Digging with just tires on the ground is a bad thing. The tractor is very unstable, plus the load is transferred onto the tractor frame instead of through the legs into the ground.

    Now that I think about it a little more, it makes sense to extend the legs all the way from a physics standpoint. When fully extended down, the angle between the ground and the stabilizer is at a minimum. That would cause less torque on the frame.

    Kevin

  5. #25
    Elite Member
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    Apr 2000
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    Location
    Craftsbury Common, Vermont
    Tractor
    Deere 4044R cab, Kubota KX-121-3S

    Default Re: Stabilizers..?

    That makes perfect sense to me, but that's exactly what my dealer told me not to do.

    Pete

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