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    Default New owner of BX25

    Hi
    Made the plunge and bought a BX25. I am really completely new to using a sub compact tractor with a FEL and backhoe. I have come to this site in hopes of learning what the capabilities of the machine are and to learn techniques for efficiency and safety. Thanks comments certainly welcome

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    currently own F3080 F2680e BX25D RTV1140

    Default Re: New owner of BX25

    Quote Originally Posted by TC135 View Post
    Hi
    Made the plunge and bought a BX25. I am really completely new to using a sub compact tractor with a FEL and backhoe. I have come to this site in hopes of learning what the capabilities of the machine are and to learn techniques for efficiency and safety. Thanks comments certainly welcome
    Congratulations! Keep your buckets as close to the ground as possible, keep it in 4wd going down hills and stay off of wet grass on hillsides. Tree stumps don't come out of the ground real easy with a small BH.
    2014 BX25D, 2008 F2680e 2WD 72" side Discharge Deck, 2012 F3080 4WD 72" rear discharge deck, 2010/2009 RTV1140CPX , RatchetRake, Forks, ...DEARBORN 2 BOTTOM PLOW 12" ?? FOR SALE $425 NOW $250).... Drawbar and Horse Drawn disk 13 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, 13 Ford Flex. 1998 SLK230, 2009 Subaru Impreza Sport

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    Super Member radioman's Avatar
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    Kubota BX24

    Default Re: New owner of BX25

    Welcome to TBN! this is a nice site for info, doing a search will provide you hours of reading for info you are looking for.

    At this time, I am not sure if you read the manual yet, but if I were you I'd sit down,look in the manual and write down the wieght limits for each implements you have. I did the same thing for my BX24 and now I have a copy of the document on my pc to refer to. For example I know that the BX:

    3 pt hitch can lift 1210 lbs

    Lower hitch can tow 1765lbs trailer weight

    Going through the manual is not as easy as it sounds as the info is not all in the same place.

    Knowing the weight limits will tell you what to expect from you BX in safety terms.

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    BX25

    Default Re: New owner of BX25

    yep I have gone through manual and am slowly learning what the machine is all about. I am generally pretty easy on equipment and respect limits manufacturing company's put on their products. Will continue to look and learn

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    2003 Kubota BX1500/2004 Kubota Bx23/2005 Kubota BX1500

    Default Re: New owner of BX25

    Quote Originally Posted by TC135 View Post
    Hi
    Made the plunge and bought a BX25. I am really completely new to using a sub compact tractor with a FEL and backhoe. I have come to this site in hopes of learning what the capabilities of the machine are and to learn techniques for efficiency and safety. Thanks comments certainly welcome
    Congrats you will love the BX.
    Remember Seat belt on rops up.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Gold Member Singlecoil's Avatar
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    Kubota BX-24D

    Default Re: New owner of BX25

    I'm surprised I'm the first to say it, but a rear skid plate is an excellent idea. You can do a search on here for HST fan replacement to get an idea of what will happen the first time you run over a stick and it breaks the blades on the plastic transmission cooling fan.
    Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your neighbors as far away as possible.

    Kubota BX-24, Rankin 48" box scraper, Rankin 601 PHD, Bro-Tek rear skid plate, Bro-Tek thumb, Bro-Tek ripper tooth with trencher, Farm Force 60" rake, LandPride RCR-1548 Rotary Cutter.

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    Super Member JOHNTHOMAS's Avatar
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    currently own F3080 F2680e BX25D RTV1140

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singlecoil View Post
    I'm surprised I'm the first to say it, but a rear skid plate is an excellent idea. You can do a search on here for HST fan replacement to get an idea of what will happen the first time you run over a stick and it breaks the blades on the plastic transmission cooling fan.
    My BX25 has a factory installed skid plate covering the fan. Interesting thing about the fan. I've had/bought 10 Kubotas in the last 6 years. Never had a problem and I've actually gotten one of them stuck up on top of a brush pile. Fortunately fan wise I had the MMM on it and unfortunately I had the MMM on it and that's why I got it stuck. I've always had MMM's on my BX's but not my B's or L and never knew about or worried about the fan skid plate deal. I have a BX2660 and my MMM is still off and every time I drive it I'm scared that my Fan is going to be destroyed! For 6 years I drove my tractors in ignorant joyful bliss but now I can't drive it due to my new found knowledge. Guess I'm going to put my MMM back on and then just drive them on grass. Wish I didn't know about the fan deal and my BX2660 does not have the factory installed skid plate on it like my BX25.
    2014 BX25D, 2008 F2680e 2WD 72" side Discharge Deck, 2012 F3080 4WD 72" rear discharge deck, 2010/2009 RTV1140CPX , RatchetRake, Forks, ...DEARBORN 2 BOTTOM PLOW 12" ?? FOR SALE $425 NOW $250).... Drawbar and Horse Drawn disk 13 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, 13 Ford Flex. 1998 SLK230, 2009 Subaru Impreza Sport

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    Default Re: New owner of BX25

    Congrats on the BX25! You will enjoy it!
    I have only 10 days experience but mine has 37 hours already.
    Remember, Grease BH & FEL every 10 hours of their use!
    Post some pictures when you have a chance.
    2010 Kubota BX25, Loaded R4s, BH (12"), 3PH, 60" Hyd Front Blade, Canopy, block heater, Landpride 50" Tiller & 54" Box Blade, Woods 60" Rake, 48" Tooth Bar, pallet forks and complete Bro-tek Package (BH thumb, Ripper/trenching plow, Wheel Spacers, Brush Forks, all skid plates), BXpanded Bucket Hooks and Wallenstein BX42

    Toro Wheel Horse 268H, 42" Snowthrower, Snow Cab, rear blade, 17 cu. ft. Trailer, drop spreader & roller.

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    Default Re: New owner of BX25

    Congraduations on the new BX25!!! I've had mine for almost a year now and the 1st thing I will say is read the manual, understand its capacities, weight distribution. It is truley a work horse, looking to purchase a MMM within the month and possibily a spreader. Watch out for the bucket, it can do some damage if you hit something with it, not that I would know but the garage has taken a real beating in the last 6 months As LBrown59 said, seat belt on and ROPS up (remember to lower them when going the garage, again I just heard these things). It has its limitations and you'll have fun finding them but be careful.

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    Default Re: New owner of BX25

    Congrats on the new machine! I've had mine for a year now, and this is my first as well. This is a great forum to learn about how to use your equipment, and you'll find most likely my friend, that you are standing now at the top of the hill, looking down the very slippery slope of attachments, need to haves, and little niceities that make your tractor time waaaay more enjoyable. I'm talking about things like LED lights added to your ROPS so that you can see at night, or in the snow. Those halogens in front don't provide much light when the bucket is up, or you're moving something. You gotta have attachments like a mid mounted mower (MMM), a tiller, grass catcher, back blade, snow blower, 3 point hitch, and a real trailer hitch, instead of the one on the back. You'll find BXpanded.com great for things like dollies to handle your BH and FEL while their off your tractor. Yes sir, yer gonna find out real soon how deep your pockets REALLY are! NOT that I am speaking from experience......'cause I don't have everything but I'm getting closer! Welcome to the club. It's worth checking in every day to keep up on things.

    John

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