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    Default Right size jack and jack stands for a Kubota M7040

    I just got my kubota M7040 cab delivered and am wondering what the correct size jack and jack stands is to have around for it.
    Current: Kubota M7040 cab, hydraulic shuttle, Kubota M20 loader (made by ALO), LandPride RCR1872 rotary cutter, Horst bale spears & forks, Woods HB72 box blade, Kodiak 7' rake, Walco cultivator, chain harrow, Meteor 74" pull style blower

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    Default Re: Right size jack and jack stands for a Kubota M7040

    If you have a nice concrete floor and you can always count on working there then a 3.5Ton steel floorjack will be all you need along with a selection of jackstands. Altho you dont usually need the strength of the 12T stands, they have enuf height and stance to meet the high needs. The 6T and 3T are useful too when your working at lower clearances. An aluminum jack is almost a must if you want to be able to go portable. These usually top out in the 2 or 2.5T range.
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    Default Re: Right size jack and jack stands for a Kubota M7040

    Quote Originally Posted by canoetrpr View Post
    I just got my kubota M7040 cab delivered and am wondering what the correct size jack and jack stands is to have around for it.
    What are you going to use jack stands for? There is plenty of clearance to crawl around under the tractor for routine servicing.

    The front axle can be lifted off of the ground with the bucket if you have a FEL.

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    Default Re: Right size jack and jack stands for a Kubota M7040

    Quote Originally Posted by gwdixon View Post
    What are you going to use jack stands for? There is plenty of clearance to crawl around under the tractor for routine servicing.

    The front axle can be lifted off of the ground with the bucket if you have a FEL.
    Youre kidding, right?
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    I use a 8 ton bottle jack and cribbing the one time I jacked my M85.

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    Default Re: Right size jack and jack stands for a Kubota M7040

    Honestly I've never really had the need for jack stands when working on tractors of that size. When you get to equipment that size I like to use heavy wood blocking. I also have a set of large screw-type house jacks that are pretty useful for supporting things. A 10+ ton bottle jack and a long frame floor jack (6000lb+) are generally best for lifting.

    For smaller tractors I have a couple standard 6-ton jack stands.
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    Default Re: Right size jack and jack stands for a Kubota M7040

    Quote Originally Posted by SPYDERLK View Post
    Youre kidding, right?
    larry
    Uh, no. What is your point?

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    Default Re: Right size jack and jack stands for a Kubota M7040

    Doing normal maintenance even on my little L3400, a jack is usually not required. I can fit a 5gal bucket under all my drain plugs already.

    But there IS a need for a jack and stands for tractors for those who doubt (gwdixon)

    How else do you change tires???

    A 3 or 3-1/2 ton jack should work.

    And 3 ton stands are pleanty stout enough but as Larry mentioned, they usually lack height. 6-ton stands (while WAY over kill for the weight) usually have about double the working height

    And it is not good practice to be crawiling around under anything supported only by hydraulics, wether it be FEL or jack alone. It is best to use stands. That said, I am guilty of not always following that practice. But I NEVER crawl under it without stands. But sometimes when taking a front tire off, or swapping them, I will use only the FEL as I am not under it or in any position to get injured if the hydraulics fail.
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    Default Re: Right size jack and jack stands for a Kubota M7040

    Quote Originally Posted by SPYDERLK View Post
    Youre kidding, right?
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    He has to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwdixon View Post
    Uh, no. What is your point?
    The OP seems to want to be prepared for the eventual, or even frequent need to block the tractor up for various reasons of assured safety or convenience. This can be done without jackstands, but they are the most convenient, and if set right, the most safe.
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