Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24
  1. #11
    Super Member
    Rest in Peace
    frank_f15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    6,033
    Location
    BUFFALO ,NEW YORK AREA
    Tractor
    kubota b2400- R4 tires

    Default Re: Well, I finally went and did it!

    u can update your profile now[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img] tractor make &model. and post some pictures please.

  2. #12
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    3,751
    Location
    Stowe, Vermont
    Tractor
    Kubota L3240HST, KX-121-3S

    Default Re: Well, I finally went and did it!

    Moon -- There are plenty of non-corrosive fluids that can be used as tire ballast. I use the "animal safe" antifreeze as I have five dogs, several cats, etc. Others use windshield washer fluid. Neither will damage your rims one bit.

    I live in the Green Mountains of northern Vermont. Very hilly, with some wicked slopes. I couldn't believe the difference in stability the loaded tires made, especially with FEL work. Traversing a slope with a full bucket held really low, hit a small bump, and before ballasting my tires I had more than my share of "pucker" moments when that uphill tire seemed like it wanted to ease up into the air. Now, everything stays on the ground where it's supposed to be.

    The only downside from my perspective is that those filled tires are gawd-awful heavy if you ever have to change one out.

    Pete (geek)
    Clementine (L3010HST)

  3. #13
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    908
    Location
    SE Ohio, Meigs County
    Tractor
    Kubota L3010HST R4's, Scag Wildcat ZTR, 61

    Default Re: Well, I finally went and did it!

    Profile updated! I was waiting to actually get the tractor to update, but once i got it i wanted to be on it instead of online ...so i didn't post the pic or update as soon as i had planned ..anyway here's a pic for ya.
    L3010, with FEL, RD72 attached.

    moon

    Attached Images Attached Images

  4. #14
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    908
    Location
    SE Ohio, Meigs County
    Tractor
    Kubota L3010HST R4's, Scag Wildcat ZTR, 61

    Default Re: Well, I finally went and did it!

    Yo Boondox;
    How does Clementine (good name) do in high with those tires loaded? Also which tires do you have on yours?
    Without em loaded, when in high range with a medium load of wood in the bucket and the RD72 on the back mine bogged down to where i had to switch to med or low range. No biggie, but i was wondering how much difference you noticed now that you have yours loaded.
    Thanks for the info on the non corrosive fillers. Do you know off hand how many gallons each tire takes? kubota lists the gross weight about 1300 lbs more with Industrial tires loaded. (2700 without and 4000 lbs loaded).

    moon


  5. #15

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    288
    Location
    Central Florida
    Tractor
    None: Sold Kubota L3410 HST 4WD

    Default Re: Well, I finally went and did it!

    Moon,

    Here is a thread about building your own ballast box:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tractorbynet.com/cgi-bin/compact/showflat.pl?Cat=&amp;Board=buildit&amp;Number=1241 54&amp;page=0&amp;view=collapsed&amp;sb=5&amp;o=0& amp;fpart=>http://www.tractorbynet.com/cgi-bin/compact/showflat.pl?Cat=&amp;Board=buildit&amp;Number=1241 54&amp;page=0&amp;view=collapsed&amp;sb=5&amp;o=0& amp;fpart=</A>

    I use medium range for just about everything. It is usually fast enough to do mowing and stong enough to do hills etc...

  6. #16
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    670
    Location
    Ontario, NY
    Tractor
    JD 790 (2001)

    Default Re: Well, I finally went and did it!

    Moon,

    I am envious. What a great time to take delivery. The specs on that machine are great and I have recommended it to friends. Have Fun!

    Buck

  7. #17
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    3,751
    Location
    Stowe, Vermont
    Tractor
    Kubota L3240HST, KX-121-3S

    Default Re: Well, I finally went and did it!

    Thanks! I got her from down South (Carver) and she's bright orange, so the name fit.

    I have aggies on her. My neighbor had R4s, but because of the steepness combined with that classic New England grayish-brown clay, he got stuck so often he also switched to ags.

    The sad fact is the L3010 has a fairly wimpy power to weight ratio (both the B2910 and the L3410 are better on hills). The only time Clementine has ever seen high range is the time we drove into the village to have her bucket hooks welded on. Probably 75% of the time she's in low, though I typically get away with mowing in mid range by traversing the slope from top to bottom. My meadow has a 22% grade: pretty steep when hauling anything.

    Can't really answer your question about the difference in climbing between loaded and naked tires. They were unloaded only in winter when the tractor was stuck in low range and wearing those Norse ice chains.

    Not sure how many gallons are required; any tire shop would be able to tell you, though.

    Have fun. It's a great rig!

    Pete

  8. #18
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    908
    Location
    SE Ohio, Meigs County
    Tractor
    Kubota L3010HST R4's, Scag Wildcat ZTR, 61

    Default Re: Well, I finally went and did it!

    Thanks MrP for the link to the ballast info. I agree with you on using the Medium range for most things. I got to mow again last night and stayed in medium the whole time. It's sure fast enough for me in med, and it does get me up the hills with no problem.

    Buck, your right! Great unit and great time to take delivery. Spring has sprung and all kinds of things i can get into with my new toy / workhorse. I'd never have thought it, but now I actually look forward to mowing da grass!!!!

    Happy tractoring!!!!

    Moon

  9. #19
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    908
    Location
    SE Ohio, Meigs County
    Tractor
    Kubota L3010HST R4's, Scag Wildcat ZTR, 61

    Default Re: Well, I finally went and did it!

    Pete,
    As I said in a previous post, I got to mow last night and medium range did just fine. High range has its place when you have an open road / trail , but i figure i'll be in medium more often than not.

    So far the R4's seem to do okay for me. But i got trails with the dreaded clay that i haven't been on yet. I sure hope i don't have to spring for AG's. I know they go on different rims than the R4's and i figure they'd be purty darn expensive. To bad they don't give ya the Ag's with the tractor when you pay 600 plus to upgrade to R4's ....yea, right; wishful thinking but it'll never happen.

    later on,
    Moon

  10. #20
    Platinum Member Buster57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    584
    Location
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    Tractor
    B7800, JD RX95

    Default Re: Well, I finally went and did it!

    I noticed the HP to Weight ratio as well. My hill is so steep if I could go faster I would get in trouble so I do not complain.
    It would be nice to have the extra H-P, but I maxed out on the price so all's well!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.