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    Silver Member EagleTDL's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BXpanded View Post
    You're going to need some of the stuff from here:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artisan View Post
    ..and indeed I was sniffing around your site drooling over;

    Quick-On Bucket Hooks
    Hydraulic Pressure Test & Adjust Kit

    The jury is still out on the hooks. ( I wish there were some large format, clear pictures of them...hint hint )
    I can't speak to the Hydraulic Test & Adjust Kit, but I've got some of the Quick-On Bucket Hooks for my BX-25. Love 'em! I've got two of the 3/8's chain hooks and one slip hook. Already worn the paint off of them and haven't had them two months! Photos enclosed, you can PM me and I can send some hi-res if you want?

    Only tricky part about 'em is that there are different bucket lip sizes for the BX. When you place your order, Harry will be in touch to get you straight on what size you have. And speaking of Harry, good people right there! He's answered emails from me at 6 in the morning and 7 at night... Can't argue with that customer service!
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    New to the tractor world, but I'm learning...

    BX-25; EMP Backhoe Thumb, BB1248 Box & GS1548 Grading Scraper

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    I have had a BX25 since Feb here in the PNW. Rainy cold spring, got it stuck in the mud twice. Even stepping on the rearwheel diff control, when the pan is on the ground and all 4 wheels spinning it is time to get the comealong. That is not the tractor's fault, mine for being stupid. I did not get many hours till July, now have 250 hours, My dealer says that is above average. I love it, it is a real workhorse, by the way it is 23 HP. I have the Landpride RTR 0542, wish I had the 50". The 42" doesn't cover the tread pattern of the tires. The tractor just loafs at 2200 RPM, but I have 8" of top soil in my garden so it is easy. If you run it at 3200 RPM (top speed) the engine screams. I hardly ever run more than 2200 RPM.

    I have a box scraper I still am trying to figure out how to leave a level path behind when it tilts every time the tractor tires hit a bump or rut. I do better back blading with the FEL to level out an area. I have a King Kutter 5' Rake that I am designing some guaging wheels for, they want $400 for them and I can make a lot cheaper. I am looking for a back blade that tilts both ways now that I have the experience with the box blade. I will use the same guaging wheel set up for it to keep it level. I bought 3 of the forklift attachments for the FEL. They work good for light loads. The FEL will not lift a pallet of fire wood, I do that with a universal carrier on the 3PT hitch as I only need to get it off the grounf a few inches. I load the FEL with wet dirt or gravel for a counterbalance when using the 3PT for lifting, keeps the front wheels on the ground. I put a large 400# log on the universal carrier as a counterbalance when the BH is removed. That keeps the rear wheels on the ground when lifting max loads with the FEL. You need that to reduce wear on the front axel assembly.

    I bolted pad eyes from Harbor Freight above and below the tilt cylinder on the double plate of the FEL. That moves the lifting load back toward the tractor multiplying the pickup load you can handle with a strap or chain. That way when lifting nothing touches the cylinder. Used grade 5 carraige bolts to maintain the smooth interior. Had to put a 1" block under the lower one to clear the cylinder push rod.

    I also have a Land Pride 5' 3PT brush hog, boy it is a worker, cuts up 3" material like it is butter.

    Wish I had the 12" bucket for the BH, the 8" almost doubles the work. I have not been lucky in finding a used one and they are over $400 new. I'll get one somehow this winter. Working on some ideas to make an attachment for the bucket to do ditch shaping, considering a 4' snow plow blade as a starting point.

    Picked up a used disc harrow for $50. Guy called it scrap I saw it as bargain. They are $500 new. It has sealed shaft bearings and the blades have no chips. Needs a couple tweaks but all blades turn freely, no name on it.

    Now looking at a old Deutz 4" cylinder log splitter if I can figure out the hydraulics. Seeking advice in another post on that subject. I also need to look into a hydraulic top link for the 3PT. The Kubota 3PT is such a pain to attach and detach I bought a quick hitch at Harbor Freight on sale for $85, again they are a over $400 dollar item new. Had to make some modifications, the top hook was too short so cut it in two, welded in a 1" spacer block, filled it all out and ground smooth. the lower hooks were 1/2 inch wider across the outside so took an angle grinder, took off 1/4" each side and now it is the same size as the Land Pride one. The lower 3PT pins were 3/4 instead of 7/8" so just drilled them out. The HF comes w/o pins and bushings, so bought those from the dealer (Land Pride). Now I have a $400 quick hitch for half price. Works great, I love it. No more the screwin around with all the adjustments that are different for each implements. I am getting too old to be down on my knees in the dirt. Also you need to get rid of the mickey mouse top link and get the one from Surplus Center with the adjustment tee handle instead of fooling around with wrenches. They are the only ones that have a top link that short that I have found. I have one ordered. Oh I got rid if the cotter pins and replaced them with spring pins. I put all my pins in so I can see them easy on my walk around inspections.

    I think you made some good choices. The BX25 is a real machine.

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    Default Re: BX25 Goodies

    Tractor Seabee, do you have some pics of the following?

    "I bolted pad eyes from Harbor Freight above and below the tilt cylinder on the double plate of the FEL. That moves the lifting load back toward the tractor multiplying the pickup load you can handle with a strap or chain. That way when lifting nothing touches the cylinder. Used grade 5 carraige bolts to maintain the smooth interior. Had to put a 1" block under the lower one to clear the cylinder push rod."


    TIA!

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    THANX for the pics EagleTDL, JUST what I needed. I see the hook sizes and prob just what I will end up getting...

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    Silver Member EagleTDL's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artisan View Post
    THANX for the pics EagleTDL, JUST what I needed. I see the hook sizes and prob just what I will end up getting...
    Welcome! Least I can do, many folks have already answered some of questions so just trying to pay back a bit...
    New to the tractor world, but I'm learning...

    BX-25; EMP Backhoe Thumb, BB1248 Box & GS1548 Grading Scraper

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    Lots of good advice already and I'd agree on getting a 60" rear blade vs 48". That's what I have and it just covers the tractor's wheels when angled. Don't think you'll find the 60" too big at all.

    I'd also suggest a thumb for the backhoe. I bought the Bro Tek version but there are other choices as well. Really helps for picking up rocks or for small tree removal. I leave about 4' of trunk after cutting small trees, then use the FEL to push in several directions, then the thumb clamped on the trunk to push/pull it. Loosens them up better than digging them out alone. Take a look.
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    Yes a thumb, I can see where it will be very handy...and re leaving a "lever" so as to assist in taking out a tree I am so with you and I practice this. Most recently w/ my FJ Cruiser and winch pulling out a tree and roots in the front yard! I just shake my head when I see folks cutting a tree to the ground THEN start digging ot remove the stump and root ball, if they only knew...

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    I just got approved for 0% .

    I made a change in plans. I am getting JUST the machine to start. Heck, I sold a $2300.00 already for that machine and I do not have it...I can easily sell other jobs and THEN go buy the implemnets, or make a wad O dough and buy them cash.

    This recession has tought me to be frugal and I had lost sight of that for a bit...smarter is as smarter does... Additionally, even though I here REALLY good things about Land Pride, Gearmore is VERY close to me...I owe it to myself to go see there stuff...

    I am approved so I will ride my Harley to the dealer, look at my new BX25 and lay down a healthy down and hopefully escort the deleivery truck back home w/ the booty! HAR!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artisan View Post
    __a BX25.
    I am considering.
    It is a small tractor, I think I am trying to keep all my attachments in the 48" range. The tiller is either a 42" or 50",
    1*I am opting for the 42 due to the fairly low PTO power of the BX25 at 17+ HP ...
    2* Rear Blade 48" Disc harrow 48" box Scraper 48" Tiller 42"
    1*Bad mistake .
    2* Rear Blade 54 or 60" so it will still cover the tire tracks when angled.
    Disc harrow 48" not needed when you have a tiller
    box Scraper 48" not needed when you have BH and a tiller .
    Tiller 48" cause a 42" will not cover the tire tracks .

    Quote Originally Posted by ametcalf View Post
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    4* My BX23 has plenty of power to run the tiller but I do not have enough traction to run with it all the way down. We are on fairly heavy clay.
    5*If I want to make a second pass the dirt is so loose from the first pass that my R4 tires can't get a bite.
    6* I hope you enjoy your BX25 as much as we enjoy our BX23.
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    4*My BX 23 and BX 1500s have plenty of power and traction .
    5*Not a problem with the AG tires on these BXs
    6* Rite on the BXs are great tractors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tractor Seabee View Post
    I have had a BX25 since Feb here in the PNW.
    Rainy cold spring, got it stuck in the mud twice. Even stepping on the rearwheel diff control, when the pan is on the ground and all 4 wheels spinning it is time to get the comealong.
    7*That is not the tractor's fault, mine for being stupid. I did not get many hours till July, now have 250 hours, My dealer says that is above average. I love it, it is a real workhorse, by the way it is 23 HP. I have the Landpride RTR 0542, wish I had the 50".
    8*The 42" doesn't cover the tread pattern of the tires.
    9*I have a box scraper
    10*Wish I had the 12" bucket for the BH, the 8" almost doubles the work.
    7*I've never had any of my 3 BXs stuck.
    8*An that hain't good.
    9*With a BH a FEL and a tiller i see no need for a box blade or disk harrow.
    10* I wanted the 12 '' but my BX23 came with a 10" bucket .
    I planed on upgrading to the 12"bucket later but found the 10" one works fine so i never made the up grade.
    However I agree that the 8 inch bucket is to small.
    Last edited by LBrown59; 10-14-2011 at 01:23 PM.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: BX25 Goodies

    I have a BX2660, and I suggest a Box Blade over the Rear Blade. I have both.

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