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    Super Member WilliamBos's Avatar
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    Default Re: New BX FEL Buckets Bowed - Heads Up

    If you are worrying about that, then do yourself a favour and park your tractor - don稚 ever use it.
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    Will


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    Default Re: New BX FEL Buckets Bowed - Heads Up

    Dealer just brought back my tractor with the new bucket, much improved.


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    Default Re: New BX FEL Buckets Bowed - Heads Up

    My first kubota's bucket was straight as an arrow. The one on my L3200 is about 1/4" high in the center. It's because they didn't stitch weld it right -- anytime you weld up a long piece like that it will bow if not stitch welded. While it hasn't been an issue on my L3200, I still look at it and think Kubota can do better. This is low-tech welding and if somebody like me can do it right I'd expect a large equipment manufacturer to be able to do it too. People bitch about welding and paintwork on less expensive tractors all the time, so I think it's fair to call out Kubota on stuff like this.

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    Default Re: New BX FEL Buckets Bowed - Heads Up

    Quote Originally Posted by s219 View Post
    My first kubota's bucket was straight as an arrow. The one on my L3200 is about 1/4" high in the center. It's because they didn't stitch weld it right -- anytime you weld up a long piece like that it will bow if not stitch welded. While it hasn't been an issue on my L3200, I still look at it and think Kubota can do better. This is low-tech welding and if somebody like me can do it right I'd expect a large equipment manufacturer to be able to do it too. People bitch about welding and paintwork on less expensive tractors all the time, so I think it's fair to call out Kubota on stuff like this.
    True, people who know how to weld vs grip it and rip it MIG types. If I wanted CHINA quality I would have purchased a John Deere.

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    Default Re: New BX FEL Buckets Bowed - Heads Up

    Quote Originally Posted by deathtoblackberries View Post
    True, people who know how to weld vs grip it and rip it MIG types. If I wanted CHINA quality I would have purchased a John Deere.
    Yet you purchased a kubota and got "CHINA quality".

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    Default Re: New BX FEL Buckets Bowed - Heads Up

    Sad part is those parts are made in the USA...........

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    Default Re: New BX FEL Buckets Bowed - Heads Up

    When you weld something like that, no matter what technique, or equipment you use, there is a possibility of warpage.

    When possible, a fabricator should correct it, (there are several ways), before declaring it finished.

    The reality is, cost is a factor. They are being built as cheaply as possible. Time is money.

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