Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    576
    Tractor
    B2920 TLB turfs and loaded ags

    Default ever use BH without turning seat around?

    in other words body facing forward as usual but turned around? I did so I could dig a long drainage ditch. It worked pretty good. I dropped the stabilizers and kept the seatbelt on but when I was ready to move I just raised the pads and hit the gas. I would have gone crazy getting off and on.

  2. #2
    Platinum Member BigD23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    776
    Location
    Pac. NW
    Tractor
    Kubota BX23 TLB

    Default Re: ever use BH without turning seat around?

    I have tried it without turning the seat around but I find it's just overall easier to do it correctly...How long a ditch did you dig?

    Don

  3. #3
    Gold Member BrierPatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    350
    Location
    West Central Indiana
    Tractor
    Kubota B2620 364 FEL, BH65, 60" MMM

    Default Re: ever use BH without turning seat around?

    My back won't take twisting around that much for that long. I would also say you are better at running a BH than I am, because I don't think I could dig that good of a ditch in that position. If I have a long ditch to dig I usually push the tractor forward with the BH so I don't have to get off. It is easy to reach the loader control on the New B's since it is right beside the seat. And since the BH is compact on my B2620 I can reach the steering wheel pretty easy also.

    Good Job !
    Jeff

    '08 B2620 364 FEL, BH65, and 60" MMM
    '86 B7200 HST, 4WD, 60" MMM w/834hrs sold 4-11-09
    IH 3616 industrial backhoe (hydrostat) currently for sale
    IH cub cadet 1450, IH cub cadet 123 (both hydros).

  4. #4
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    3,202
    Location
    adirondacks

    Default Re: ever use BH without turning seat around?

    I also use have used the hoe to just push the tractor forward on long trenches. After having to major back surgeries I can't twist around like that.

  5. #5
    New Member denap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    15
    Tractor
    Kubota BX25

    Default Re: ever use BH without turning seat around?

    I do this constantly. Unless I have to dig a hole that's going to take me >30min I can't be bothered. For quick bush pulling etc I just turn around.
    BX25, 60" MMM, Collection, Wallenstein thumb, WR Long toothbar.

  6. #6
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    573
    Location
    Rockland Cty, NY(sou. NY)
    Tractor
    Kubota BX24

    Default Re: ever use BH without turning seat around?

    I've dug a few french drain trenches over the last couple of weeks and have found just lifting the FEL and pushing the machine with the BH works best. Only problem is the brake can not be engaged to do this.
    Just lift the FEL and outriggers off the ground and push. Drop the FEL and outriggers and continue the trench.
    BX24, 60"MMM, Farmforce 4 ft box blade, Farmforce 5 ft landscape rake, Mighty Bandit 6" chipper w/20hp Onan

  7. #7
    Elite Member Ken45101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    3,303
    Location
    southern Ohio
    Tractor
    Kubota M5040, M9540, B21 TLB, B2710, RTV900, JD 325 Skid steer, KX-121-3 mini excavator

    Default Re: ever use BH without turning seat around?

    I just have a small B21 TLB but I usually move the unit by reaching down behind me and pressing the pedal.

  8. #8
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    576
    Tractor
    B2920 TLB turfs and loaded ags

    Default Re: ever use BH without turning seat around?

    It is probably 150 yards when complete.
    I figured the safety police would be all over me for this!

  9. #9
    Silver Member BXinNH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    164
    Location
    Southern NH
    Tractor
    Kubota BX24TLB

    Default Re: ever use BH without turning seat around?

    Someone on TBN has rigged an additional lever in the empty slot next to HST range selector that allows him to creep his tractor (BX24 I think) front or back with the seat reversed. He put an override switch on the lever to close the seat switch circuit. It was VERY cool, but alas, beyond my meager capabilities.

    Matt.
    Kubota BX24 TLB, Loaded R4s, Wallenstein Thumb, Kubota FEL Q/A, Kubota Pallet Forks

  10. #10
    Gold Member Chuck K.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    401
    Location
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Tractor
    2009 M59 w/thumb

    Default Re: ever use BH without turning seat around?

    With my L5240 I would lift the FEL and outriggers just enough then use a piece of 1/2 pvc pipe to push the HST pedal to move as far as needed, lower the outriggers and FEL then go back to digging..
    Last edited by Chuck K.; 06-16-2009 at 06:15 AM.
    M59 w/thumb

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.