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    I did four new mods to my 5740 this past week. I'll start off with the easiest one. I'll post two this evening and the other two tomorrow evening.

    When I had my 08 4240 Cabed Grand L there was a door post switch on each door. Last year when I got the 2011 5740 Grand L there was only one door that had a door post switch and that was on the left door. The hole and threaded portion for the screw was there just no switch. That kind of bugged me so I ordered the switch, spacer and screw. removed the top of the cab and found that the wire was there to connect the switch but I guess kubota decided that by leaving out one switch would be a cost savings measure. Here's a few photos of it all.












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    very cool...good job...amazing that there was only one switch...
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    Nice job. BTW, what is your intended purpose for the additional switch? The reason that I am asking is because I have never used a tractor with a Cab-only open station tractors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekbend View Post
    Nice job. BTW, what is your intended purpose for the additional switch? The reason that I am asking is because I have never used a tractor with a Cab-only open station tractors.
    I'd say it's for triggering the dome light, but since it's Paul we're talking about, it probably starts the auto drive that plows all his driveways for him then returns to the shop and takes a bath!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiotiken View Post
    I'd say it's for triggering the dome light, but since it's Paul we're talking about, it probably starts the auto drive that plows all his driveways for him then returns to the shop and takes a bath!
    Isn't that the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by troutsqueezer View Post
    You know, you're supposed to take those tractors and play around in the dirt every once in a while.
    Kioti killer II is a snow tractor. It did get taken out once in the summer but I don't think it liked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasjohn View Post
    very cool...good job...amazing that there was only one switch...
    Thanks John. Yep one switch. kubota figured they save some money by not putting it in it's rightful place I guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by creekbend View Post
    Nice job. BTW, what is your intended purpose for the additional switch? The reason that I am asking is because I have never used a tractor with a Cab-only open station tractors.
    The problem with no door switch on the right door was when I'd open the right door to get something I couldn't see because the light couldn't come on with out the switch. most of my tractor time in the seat is in complete darkness plowing snow.

    Quote Originally Posted by kiotiken View Post
    I'd say it's for triggering the dome light, but since it's Paul we're talking about, it probably starts the auto drive that plows all his driveways for him then returns to the shop and takes a bath!

    Your right on the first part but you guessed my next mod in the process


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    Isn't that the truth.
    For newbies to this site or his work, do a search of his name and threads and marvel at the inventions and innovations from 4shorts.
    Well thank you for that my friend

    Quote Originally Posted by troutsqueezer View Post
    You know, you're supposed to take those tractors and play around in the dirt every once in a while.
    You can't be serious!

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyal View Post
    Kioti killer II is a snow tractor. It did get taken out once in the summer but I don't think it liked it.

    Oh man you got that right
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    Did the front fenders come with your machine?

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    i like the exhaust that what i need to do to my 7040 mines an open station im doing snow removal with it how hard was it

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