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  1. #21
    Elite Member
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    Eastern Virginia
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    EarthForce EF-5 mini-TLB (2001)

    Default Re: TBN Recommended Additions

    Dave - I'm surprised that you have so much trouble with the steering on your M8950. I've noticed that the steering wheel "creeps" on models with hydraulic steering (in fact, it was a running joke with my kubota dealer - I used to complain anytime I saw him that the Kubota emblem on my steering wheel was upside down when the wheels were straight), but I've never had any trouble with the steering wandering. Are you sure everything's working as it should?

    MarkC

  2. #22
    Elite Member Gatorboy's Avatar
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    Bel Air, MD
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    Kubota M8950, Bobcat 873 SSL & Kubota ZD-331

    Default Re: TBN Recommended Additions

    Mark,

    I may have embelished the "battle" alittle. What I was trying to say, is that driving the tractor on the road is nothing like driving a car. With the "creep" you must constantly steer the tractor.

    It also may be that the first time I drove my tractor was when I picked it up from the local dealer (after being delivered from Florida), and had to drive it 20 miles home. I am sure that if I had to drive it on the road now (after 100+ hours in the seat) I wouldn't have such a problem.


    Regards,
    Dave "Gatorboy" Hoffmann
    Fallston, Maryland

  3. #23
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    EarthForce EF-5 mini-TLB (2001)

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    Dave - First drive, eh? That could've had a little something to do with it. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    By the way, where's Fallston? I'm going to Folcomer Equipment's Eskow Ave location in S. Baltimore tomorrow to pick up a few pieces of equipment that I need to take to SC with me when I go to get the EF-5.

    MarkC

  4. #24
    Elite Member Gatorboy's Avatar
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    Kubota M8950, Bobcat 873 SSL & Kubota ZD-331

    Default Re: TBN Recommended Additions

    Fallston is about 25 miles Northeast of Baltimore.

    Regards,
    Dave "Gatorboy" Hoffmann
    Fallston, Maryland

  5. #25

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    Winnipeg, Canada
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    BX2200

    Default Re: TBN Recommended Additions

    Dave,
    <font color=blue> Just drive your tractor down the road in high gear and it will become apparent -- as well as a constant battle -- to keep it in your lane (Well it is for my M8950 anyway)</font color=blue>
    Your right on with that one.
    Back in the 70's, even after a 12 pack and no sleep for 24 hour, my 64 Rambler, with shot tie rods and bias ply tires, was easier to drive straight than the BX and its crappty steering.
    So much for tractor racing this baby.

    [img]http://communities.msn.ca/_Secure/0WAAAAFsdyd*gLVbtp961nsopv3MFileeQWbM0Cb7hECDjo1rR 7yKaIT!9BSyaB7lBED3qkSefgdUm1X3XAO*BKc7q2QYYBTZFZ9 Ogd7RSI*t1VBHx2bM7C!TvdRL7NGfBQAAAFyzNgM/Bx2200-(Altered,-Crop).jpg[/img]
    <font color=red>Winnipeg, Manitoba</font color=red>

    2001 BX2200 (50 hrs)

  6. #26
    Epic Contributor Bird's Avatar
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    Gosh, you guys sure make me wonder about your steering. I always ran my B7100 wide open (about the same speed as a BX) and now run my B2710 wide open (nearly 3 mph faster) on these old farm to market roads, and wish it had another gear to double the speed, and have no more trouble steering them than you would with a new car. Now of course, my neighbor's '72 Oliver with the worn out tie rod ends at 18 mph is another matter.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Bird

  7. #27

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    Default Re: TBN Recommended Additions

    Whoa there MikePA! FIRST on that list should be a TBN membership! W/O that, you're dead in the water!


  8. #28
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    NH TC25D

    Default Re: TBN Recommended Additions

    How'd I miss that!? The corrected list follows.

    1. Join TBN
    2. Chalkley Cup
    3. Tiltmeter http://www.tiltmeter.com
    4. Aux lights
    5. Bucket hooks
    6. Tooth Bar for FEL bucket
    7. HDPE container for Diesel Fuel http://www.bayteccontainers.com
    8. Hand pump for diesel fuel container http://www.harborfreight.com
    9. Chains for use in snow regions http://www.tirechains.com
    10. Suicide knob
    11. Bucket replaceable cutting edge.
    12. Grease gun http://www.lincolnindustrial.com/html/powlub.asp


  9. #29

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    Fort Kent, Maine
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    B6100D Kubota

    Default Re: TBN Recommended Additions

    Evidently, scruffy doesn't drink coffee. That cup has to be first, or you won't be awake enough to fill out the form.

    Just my $.02

    Keep the greasy side down.
    Mike

  10. #30

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    Default Re: TBN Recommended Additions

    Mike, i gave up drinkin' coffee when they invented the funnel!
    We go through 5 to 6 12 cup pots a day around here. It has become such a natural function that is not considered anymore, as the world won't START turning daily until a pot has been consumed.


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