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  1. #11
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    Kubota L1-20 DT

    Default Re: Got my new Blade !!

    Chris

    I haven't played too much, but I feel the 4' blade is right. Somewhere I saw a formulae that also pointed to 4' being right, as also my dealer said.

    If I try and cut too deep, or push too much loose soil, I just get wheelspin. So with a 5' blade you are pushing/cutting 25% more soil and would get wheelspin earlier.

    Only thing I wonder is, with my 4' blade angled, and my tires reverse giving me a wider track, the edges of my tires are OUTSIDE the cut surface. I don't think this is a good thing, as then the tractor wants to ride up on the uncut material.

    But anyway, I do think 4' is right for our tractors, we don't have the power or traction to push any more.

    Also I have the old rice paddy tyres too.

    Cheers and hope this helps !!

    <font color=blue>Neil from OZ.</font color=blue> [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

  2. #12
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    Kubota L1-20 DT

    Default Re: Got my new Blade !!

    We finally got some rain (35mm) and I waited 4 days and went for another play in the driveway today.

    When my little kubota and little 4' blade can slice through my driveway like a knife thru hot butter !

    I am very impressed. I thought that relatively light weight of this little blade would be a problem, but with the softer ground - WOW !

    I have now managed to sort of get most of my driveway crowed and am ready for some gravel soon. Will keep driving on my work to get it nice and compacted.

    A 12T excavator coming this weekend to play in my dam so he will be able to compact my drive nice when he arrives !

    Cheers

    <font color=blue>Neil from OZ.</font color=blue> [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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