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    Default BX HST Fan upgrade kit

    I ran across a thread that talked about a BX HST Fan upgrade kit. My eyes raised and read about an upgrade protection kit available to protect that little gem.

    I guess kubota has had a few issues with a stick or somethig killing the little $12.00 part that equals to about $500.00-$600.00 labor bill to replace it the right way

    So this morning I called 3 Kubota dealers and guess what? 2 of the 3 didn't know anything about it the 1 who did took 15 minutes to find a part number then another 10 minutes to locate it The 2 that didn't know about it after my education, they were able to get info after a couple of call backs they were able to find the part. Why don't all dealers know about this?

    This cost for the kit is about $35.00. I am sure it didn't cost Kubota anywhere near that ( I could be wrong ). Now this is just me thinking with the amount we have spent to buy our toys (Oops mechines) that Kubota could provide them to us as a recall type of thing considering they are a needed item to protect fan and now part of the new BX tractors.

    Now please don't get me wrong I LOVE MY KUBOTA and would buy another one if the situation ever presents itself again.

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    Default Re: BX HST Fan upgrade kit

    kubota Oz don't even have 'em in the country . Waited 10 weeks
    for mine to show up via the Melbourne shipping container . Then
    before leaving the Dealer , I thought I'd open its box ; no bolts/nuts
    included !
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    Default Re: BX HST Fan upgrade kit

    I'm certainly missing something in these posts. Like a description of what is in this kit, a part number and a picture of the kit.
    2012 B2620 FEL BH, 2008 F2680 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).... Drawbar and Horse Drawn disk 13 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, 13 Ford Flex. 2009 Subaru Impreza Sport

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    Default Re: BX HST Fan upgrade kit

    Yep, I agree. A little more info would be nice.

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    Default Re: BX HST Fan upgrade kit

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...nsmission.html

    We discussed an upgrade Kubota made to the "protection" cover last year.

    Is this what you are referring to? The protection plate pictured?
    The photo in OrangeRidge post shows the older style plate.
    In the thread above, you'll find the actual Kubota part number.
    Calling it an "HST fan upgrade kit" is confusing. Only the shield was slightly upgraded.

    Guys are still putting sticks through their fans, regardless.
    BP


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    Default Re: BX HST Fan upgrade kit

    I can't see where that is doing much good at all. I don't think I would waste my time and p--- $35 away. A full coverage plate is about $50 if you can make one and they are real easy to make. Also easy to take off and on.

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    Default Re: BX HST Fan upgrade kit

    I've added the kubota part to mine. Its not the best, but I'm sure it helps. Its also not really in the way when hooking up the mower deck or changing the HST filter.
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    Default Re: BX HST Fan upgrade kit

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...rotection.html

    This is a thread about the fan protection that might be of interest.
    Last edited by beckmurph; 02-23-2011 at 12:53 PM. Reason: grammer

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    Default Re: BX HST Fan upgrade kit

    Second gen protection better than first...but, I'd still put my money toward full underside protection...there's also the hydro filter...probably just me, but I prefer to "bombproof" underside of mine.

    Ultimately it depends on how each of us uses our BX...but it seems that most who have lost fans weren't working in "hostile" conditions...more like random stick or brush ate fan...
    John

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    Default Re: BX HST Fan upgrade kit

    Quote Originally Posted by bp fick View Post
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...nsmission.html

    We discussed an upgrade Kubota made to the "protection" cover last year.

    Is this what you are referring to? The protection plate pictured?
    The photo in OrangeRidge post shows the older style plate.
    In the thread above, you'll find the actual Kubota part number.
    Calling it an "HST fan upgrade kit" is confusing. Only the shield was slightly upgraded.

    Guys are still putting sticks through their fans, regardless.
    I'm sorry folks Yes this was what I was refering to.

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