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    Default BX25 Overall Length For Storage

    Does anyone know the overall length of the BX25 with both the backhoe and FEL attached? I am currently designing a new garage with a dedicated space for a tractor, and even though I may end up with something different, I want to plan for the biggest tractor I would possible put in there. I see some specs on kubota's website, but for the implements, they only seem to give performance dimensions, not storage dimensions. I want to know what it is with everything folded up as compact as possible.

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    Default Re: BX25 Overall Length For Storage

    Never measuredmy BX24 but I park it in my 22 foot deep garage and it leaves me only about 4 feet behind it to walk by. I would say anything less than 20 feet deep would cause you grief.
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    Default Re: BX25 Overall Length For Storage

    From a material stand point you would want to go to 24, keeping in mind standard building materials add by 4ft.an 8ft.Just the way I have done it in the past.Always try to go bigger than what you need to the foot. Extra space can be filled quickly with "stuff".An we need stuff to survive.
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    Default Re: BX25 Overall Length For Storage

    When I measured my BX24 for trailer length I came up with about 15 feet with the FEL and BH buckets flat on the ground. You could save some length by rotating the BH off center and/or curling the FEL bucket down.

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    Default Re: BX25 Overall Length For Storage

    I was gonna say the same thing as bxinnh- A BX24/25 with FEL and BH will fit in a 16 trailer with little room left. When I designed my add-on garage just for the BX, I made it 15 by 22 with garage doors on both 15 ft ends. It was based on the existing garage and elevated deck. I feel it was a good size for the BX with FEL/BH and MMM mounted. It has room to put the MMM up the wall for the winter, room to walk in back and front and sides. But there is no extra room for extra implements unless you give up all walking floor space and that is not acceptable to me. I had one of those portable sheds that was 12 by 20 and it works except for the rops too high, had to be folded every time it was driven in. The portable shed didnt work for me since I live in a very windy and snowy area so never again- it got busted from weather within a year.

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    Default Re: BX25 Overall Length For Storage

    15'4" measured. 17' if you forget the boom lock and the boom leaks down. 7' 6" wide with outriggers down.

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    Default Re: BX25 Overall Length For Storage

    MY BX 23 with BH and FEL is slightly under 15 feet so I just round it off to 15 feet.
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    I wonder if I could make a couple of suggestions. I keep my BX2200 in the 3rd bay of the garage. I have all of my attachments on dollies. Being able to roll them right up to the 3ph and align them with just the move of a couple of fingers makes a huge difference. I also have a 440 lb capacity electric hoist up in the trusses. I have it suspended from a 10' pipe in order to somewhat distribute the weight when lifting. The hoist makes it possible to lift my MMM easily for blade removal and deck cleaning. I also have been able to maximize space vertically. My 40" Gearmore HD brush hog is on a dolly. My carry-all has little casters bolted to the bottom and the carry-all arms roll right under the brush hog. Though my 36" rear blade has a little dolly, I use the hoist to set the RB piggyback on the brush hog. I have a small dolly for my grader-scraper that I use to move it up to the 3ph. I also have a high dolly for it. I roll the scraper-grader under the hoist, lift it, roll the high dolly beneath it, and lower the scraper-grader onto the high dolly. I then roll the high dolly in front of where the tractor sits. I roll the brush hog (with rear blade and its little dolly piggy backed) under the high dolly. The carry-all rolls under the brush hog dolly. I lay the small dolly for the scraper-grader on top of the stack. I then drive the tractor into the bay, lift the FEL to full height, and lower the bucket atop the entire stack. Five implements stack vertically to save space.

    I also have a chipper, box blade and rototiller on dollies. The bh buckets and ripper have a dolly, as do all the free weight discs I use as ballast. There is a plywood dolly on 2" casters that makes MMM removal/reattachment quick and easy (no rotating anti-scalp rollers). I have bolt on skateboard style castered feet that make the Woods backhoe easily rollable. Larry's Mower-Axle saves space by storing the MMM vertically during the off-season. I have a chain hoist near a wall that allows for easy removal and attachment of my post hole digger, which bolts to the wall for storage. My sub-soiler also bolts to that wall and I am in the process of creating a way to secure the toothbar and brush forks to that same wall. I bought a bunch of old surplus metal cabinets really cheap and modified them as storage and tool chests. All of these are on casters now so I can move them around. I built an entire case for the one I use as a big tool case. On top of it I have a countertop with T-nuts secured from the underside. This allows me to bolt down my bench vice (good for sharpening MMM blades with angle grinder), benchtop drill press, chainsaw sharpener, bench grinder, chopsaw, and several other stationary power tools.

    When I need to change implements, the cars back out of the other 2 bays, leaving room to drive the tractor to the now open space, and the implement of choice rolls up to the 3ph with ample maneuvering room.

    My man cave doesn't have a bar or theater seating, but it is full of a whole lot of toys,....er, sorry...tools from which I get a whole lot of use.

    If I had my garage to design over again, I would have put a post on each side and then bun a glulam beam across the bay, supported on the beams. Then I could have supported a much stronger hoist with greater lift capacity. If I could afford it, I would install a track system so the hoist could also roll forward/backwards as well as sideways, but that's a lot more money.

    IMHO, a garage designed for a tractor can benefit greatly if there is a smooth paved floor with enough room to maneuver several implements, and a strong well-supported central beam from which to support a hoist. Also, think ahead regarding all the attachments and (extras) you might eventually put there. Plan it so there's enough flexibility to change things in the future. There's always going to be something new that you discover a need for in the future, that you don't recognize the need for now. Planning your layout so that you can rearrange and re-do things in the future can be a big bonus.
    Last edited by Tom_H; 02-28-2010 at 03:36 PM.

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    Default Re: BX25 Overall Length For Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_H View Post
    I wonder if I could make a couple of suggestions. I keep my BX2200 in the 3rd bay of the garage. I have all of my attachments on dollies. Being able to roll them right up to the 3ph and align them with just the move of a couple of fingers makes a huge difference. I also have a 440 lb capacity electric hoist up in the trusses. I have it suspended from a 10' pipe in order to somewhat distribute the weight when lifting. The hoist makes it possible to lift my MMM easily for blade removal and deck cleaning. I also have been able to maximize space vertically. My 40" Gearmore HD brush hog is on a dolly. My carry-all has little casters bolted to the bottom and the carry-all arms roll right under the brush hog. Though my 36" rear blade has a little dolly, I use the hoist to set the RB piggyback on the brush hog. I have a small dolly for my grader-scraper that I use to move it up to the 3ph. I also have a high dolly for it. I roll the scraper-grader under the hoist, lift it, roll the high dolly beneath it, and lower the scraper-grader onto the high dolly. I then roll the high dolly in front of where the tractor sits. I roll the brush hog (with rear blade and its little dolly piggy backed) under the high dolly. The carry-all rolls under the brush hog dolly. I lay the small dolly for the scraper-grader on top of the stack. I then drive the tractor into the bay, lift the FEL to full height, and lower the bucket atop the entire stack. Five implements stack vertically to save space.

    I also have a chipper, box blade and rototiller on dollies. The bh buckets and ripper have a dolly, as do all the free weight discs I use as ballast. There is a plywood dolly on 2" casters that makes MMM removal/reattachment quick and easy (no rotating anti-scalp rollers). I have bolt on skateboard style castered feet that make the Woods backhoe easily rollable. Larry's Mower-Axle saves space by storing the MMM vertically during the off-season. I have a chain hoist near a wall that allows for easy removal and attachment of my post hole digger, which bolts to the wall for storage. My sub-soiler also bolts to that wall and I am in the process of creating a way to secure the toothbar and brush forks to that same wall. I bought a bunch of old surplus metal cabinets really cheap and modified them as storage and tool chests. All of these are on casters now so I can move them around. I built an entire case for the one I use as a big tool case. On top of it I have a countertop with T-nuts secured from the underside. This allows me to bolt down my bench vice (good for sharpening MMM blades with angle grinder), benchtop drill press, chainsaw sharpener, bench grinder, chopsaw, and several other stationary power tools.

    When I need to change implements, the cars back out of the other 2 bays, leaving room to drive the tractor to the now open space, and the implement of choice rolls up to the 3ph with ample maneuvering room.

    My man cave doesn't have a bar or theater seating, but it is full of a whole lot of toys,....er, sorry...tools from which I get a whole lot of use.

    If I had my garage to design over again, I would have put a post on each side and then bun a glulam beam across the bay, supported on the beams. Then I could have supported a much stronger hoist with greater lift capacity. If I could afford it, I would install a track system so the hoist could also roll forward/backwards as well as sideways, but that's a lot more money.

    IMHO, a garage designed for a tractor can benefit greatly if there is a smooth paved floor with enough room to maneuver several implements, and a strong well-supported central beam from which to support a hoist. Also, think ahead regarding all the attachments and (extras) you might eventually put there. Plan it so there's enough flexibility to change things in the future. There's always going to be something new that you discover a need for in the future, that you don't recognize the need for now. Planning your layout so that you can rearrange and re-do things in the future can be a big bonus.
    I don't believe you unless I see pictures of all these dollies!!! and stuff. Is this 3 bay garage just for tractors and tractor stuff? How do you stack cars, if there are any?
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    Default Re: BX25 Overall Length For Storage

    I built my 3 bay garage 24 feet deep. With a small workbench or shelving in the front and with my Chevy Silverado in there, it is really not deep enough to move around the front and back of vehicle. I recommend 26 feet deep as an absolute minimum.

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