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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMRDallas View Post
    Good point on the popularity of Kubotas keeping dealers in business. On the service side, I don't worry about the routine service chores but do worry a bit about the freak accidents like running over a log and having it puncture something vital or even simple things like flat tires.
    Does that mean I'll be doing the routine fluid changes?

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    Default Re: Need help with Grapple 101...

    I need to find a way to block you from posting on your own thread.

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    Default Re: Need help with Grapple 101...

    Love you dear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMRDallas View Post
    I need to find a way to block you from posting on your own thread.
    You are living our collective nightmare. We fear our wives finding out about our plans and budgets! In the other hand you are one lucky guy to have a knowledgable and tractor engaged partner. Just hide the keys someplace safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IslandTractor View Post
    Unless you intend to have the dealer do all routine service, there is rarely a need for tractor dealers anyway. My dealer is 300 miles away. I do my own fluid and filter changes and have never needed to take the tractor off my property for service.
    +1 for what Island Tractor said. People put too much of an emphasis on choosing tractors based on your dealer. You will rarely ever bring your tractor in for work, and the few times you do, or just need supplies, it's not that difficult to drive a few extra miles.
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  6. #56
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    Default Re: Need help with Grapple 101...

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandTractor View Post
    You are living our collective nightmare. We fear our wives finding out about our plans and budgets! In the other hand you are one lucky guy to have a knowledgable and tractor engaged partner. Just hide the keys someplace safe!
    Overall, it is a net positive having a tomboy wife but I'm sure there will be a sign out sheet on who can use the tractor at various times.

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    Default Re: Need help with Grapple 101...

    Love you dear.

    Shucks, from all 5 thousand of us online right now, thanks!

    and please have your husband give you a nice foot massage before he serves you dinner.
    Then send him out to change the oil himself!
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    Default Re: Need help with Grapple 101...

    @Island Tractor - We are pretty good about sharing our toys.... er... tools.

    @ Daugen - He gives a great foot massage, how did you know!

    I have, however, been chastised for derailing "his" thread so if we could return to his questions. I believe we are both leaning toward Orange but any other input is welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRSDOUGLAS View Post
    @Island Tractor - We are pretty good about sharing our toys.... er... tools.

    @ Daugen - He gives a great foot massage, how did you know!

    I have, however, been chastised for derailing "his" thread so if we could return to his questions. I believe we are both leaning toward Orange but any other input is welcome.
    I like your attitude. If he acts up remind him there are lots of guys on TBN would would appreciate a tractor savvy mate.

    There is little to complain about with the GL5740. My only question relates to your initial post which seemed to be looking for a smaller tractor. 50+ HP in a CUT is useful mostly for pulling a large mower of about 8-10 feet width. Not many folks have more than a six foot mower due to maneuverability issues though for open pastures a 10-15ft batwing is real nice.

    If you are not mowing with greater than a 6-7ft mower, you really don't need more than 40hp or so. Loader strength is related more to frame size than horsepower so there are even 40hp tractors with loaders as strong as the GL5740.

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    Well he went with the L5740. It is going to take a few weeks for all the implements to come in but delivery pics will be forthcoming.

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