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  1. #11
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    Default Re: While we\'re doing rookie questions -

    Just a little heads up on using the heel guys. Trauma to the rear of the heel is the second most common reason for heel spurs. I wouldn't use your heel or foot to pound on anything. It doesn't take alot to upset the mechanics of the foot and those of you who have foot problems know how terrible it can be. It may be years before you actually develop the problem but once you have it it's difficult to treat and very painful.


  2. #12

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    KC area
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    Kubota L3410

    Default Re: While we\'re doing rookie questions -

    Dave,
    If it were me, I'd worry that if something slipped with the pedal I couldn't get out from under the tire fast enough. I wouldn't want something like that to happen to a fellow TBNer like yourself. I'm also clumsy so I would probably accidentally hit the hydro pedal if I left it in gear when I got on or off the tractor with it running. I too hate to have to get off and on and adjust everything every time. My solution is going to be to get a quick hitch.



  3. #13

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    NW CT
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    Kubota B2410HSD

    Default Re: While we\'re doing rookie questions -

    cowboydoc,

    <font color=blue>Trauma to the rear of the heel is the second most common reason for heel spurs.</font color=blue>

    Just have to ask - what is the most common cause?

    Rob


  4. #14

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    Tioga county, NY
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    Kubota B2710/LA402 FEL, R4's

    Default Re: While we\'re doing rookie questions -

    Hi Grant,

    In trying to keep my post short I didn't add that I'm fairly tall so my feet and body are well back from the tractor and I can still see exactly where the right link of the tractor is going. The kubota also has the brake and ignition key all on the same side so it's easy to get at anything if needed. But I did pose the question because the whole maneuver does seem questionable even though I'm very cautious!

    Thanks for the concern!

    Dave


  5. #15

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    Kubota B2410HSD

    Default Re: While we\'re doing rookie questions -

    DaveM,

    Your technique reminds me of a little safety lesson I taught myself (accidentally) when I first had my tractor. I was getting ready to move some snow and I got on the tractor from the RH side, and one of my boots caught the fwd hydro pedal and bumped me and the tractor forward. No damage done, but I decided at that point that I would make it a practice to get on from the LH side only. I also try not to operate any of the controls unless I'm sitting on the tractor, but I have to admit this is a hard one to stick to.

    Rob


  6. #16

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    Kubota B2710/LA402 FEL, R4's

    Default Re: While we\'re doing rookie questions -

    Hi Rob,

    Long time, no hear! Yes, RH side entrance/exits are kinda tricky especially with the FEL joy stick right there. I think kubota recommends that one not use the RH side if the tractor has the joy stick mounted. I try to remember to always use the LH side, especially when the loader is attached! I too am not real diligent about ALWAYS doing this.

    Thanks for sharing the lesson.

    Dave


  7. #17
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    Wheeldog,
    Collapsed arch is the most common cause. This can happen from trauma, ie repeated walking on concrete etc. where the plantar fascia and the bones of the arches slowly break down over time or a jump, etc. It can also be genetic or from bad shoes. When this happens it produces a force on the calcaneus where the plantar fascia or aponeurosis attaches and the bone responds by lenghtening into a spur over time.


  8. #18
    MJB
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    1952 Case DC-4, 2001 JD4300 MFWD, HST

    Default Re: While we\'re doing rookie questions -

    That procedure will not work with a deere. The operator presence system will stop the engine if the hydro pedals are pressed without an operator in the seat. That said, my other tractor is an old Case DC with a hand clutch. These old tractor were designed so that the operator could reach the clutch while standing behind the tractor to inch it forward or reverse when hooking up attachments. Certainly not the safest thing to do considering the operator would frequently be positioned between a stationary implement and a moving tractor.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img] They don't build 'em like that anymore.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


    I love the smell of diesel in the morning.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

  9. #19

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    Northern Sacramento Valley, Calif.
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    JD 300B, JD 4310

    Default Re: While we\'re doing rookie questions -

    It's just like getting on a horse, Rob- The left side is the right side; the right side is the wrong side.
    I frequently use the controls while standing alongside or behind the tractor, but I try to make sure the trans is in park/parking brake on or FEL is down, with some weight on it.

    <font color=green>stan</font color=green>

  10. #20

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    West Central IL.
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    Kubota, BX2200

    Default Re: While we\'re doing rookie questions -

    A great tool to use for those guys with concrete is an implement dolley. Back up any way you want, just roll it in place.

    TractorTim

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