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  1. #1
    Gold Member
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    May 2003
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    256
    Location
    Leesburg, Virginia
    Tractor
    Kubota BX22, Bobcat 763H

    Default New BX22

    Received my new BX22 on Thursday, did my first serious work today, planted 8 trees. Boy this thing can dig! Heavy, wet clay, and rocks didn't cause a problem, just had to remember to give it plenty of throttle to keep the rpm's up and it was a lot of fun. This was my first experience using a backhoe and while the holes weren't pretty, they held the tree when I was done, sure beats a shovel. Didn't try to backfill using the hoe, wasn't ready to wipe out a tree but must admit, by the 8th hole, definitely felt a little more natural and was doing a better job of laying out the dirt around the hole in order to make the shovel work easier. Only one of the trees was near anything I could hurt and saved that one for last.

    Attached a picture of the tractor before I hosed it down after the day of work, went from 1.8 hours on the clock to just over 6 but think I'm going to like this tractor!
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  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
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    213
    Location
    San Diego
    Tractor
    BX22

    Default Re: New BX22

    That is exactly what I am buying my BX22 for is planting trees, mostly citrus. sounds like it will save me a lot of work. Thanks fo the picture. I'll return the favor when my tractor gets delivered Tuesday... Gary

  3. #3

    Default Re: New BX22

    That is a good looking tractor. I also hope to have mine around the first week of june. enjoy David.

  4. #4
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    335
    Location
    SE PA
    Tractor
    Kubota BX2200, 1957 Farmall 130

    Default Re: New BX22

    Very nice machine, congrats. But why is the grill guard gray? Is that not the factory unit? Doesn't look like mine.

    - Patrick

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    25
    Location
    Hollister, MO.
    Tractor
    BX22TLB

    Default Re: New BX22

    Looks like mine. Bought my unit last Sept. It was delivered without a grill guard. I called the dealer and they sent me one.

  6. #6
    Platinum Member
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    Mar 2003
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    Location
    Maine
    Tractor
    Kubota B2620

    Default Re: New BX22

    Welcome to the world of orange. I was just reading another thread that talked about having to lube the various linkages after washing the tractor. Just food for thought!

    Congrats!

  7. #7
    Platinum Member
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    Mar 2002
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    Location
    N.E. PA
    Tractor
    BX22

    Default Re: New BX22

    Patrick:

    Mine and all others that I have seen are that color. Silver, actually, rather than gray.

    If yours was factory, what color is it ?

    paul

  8. #8

    Default Re: New BX22

    Congratulations on the new bx! Looks about right for this spring (muddy).
    Have fun!
    DaveL

  9. #9
    Gold Member
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    May 2003
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    Location
    Leesburg, Virginia
    Tractor
    Kubota BX22, Bobcat 763H

    Default Re: New BX22

    Yes, very muddy here in Virginia, waited to post a picture until I could show it had been used. Another couple of hours today and covered in mud one more time!

    Grill is a silver color which is the same as the one I saw at a dealer a few months ago and I'm pretty sure it's the same as in the brochure from kubota?

    Thanks to all for the kind words and welcome, dave.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    40
    Location
    Simcoe Ontario
    Tractor
    BX 2200

    Default Re: New BX22

    dmartin88 great to hear about the new tool (or toy?). after reading your post I was concerned about your level of throtle selection at only 6-8 hour on the hour meter. Try to keep the throtle at 3/4 full for the firts 50 hours of use. I know how hard that is but for that kind of investment you want it to go for ever and a little TLC now goes a long way in 20 years?
    just my .02
    kevin

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