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    Default A couple of neat Idea's

    I wanted to share 2 ideas I had to modify my tractor and my trailer and recently finished. The first one is Fog/work lights I mounted on the ROPS. The pic below shows how I placed 2 forward and 2 aiming back so I can use the backhoe at night if I needed to. I painted the "Baja" covers that came with the 4 fog lights, and then added the kubota logo to each one. Kinda looks factory to me!! The second project I just completed was two retractable legs on the rear of my 18' trailer. I had this idea because when I first load my tractor it lifts the back end of my truck up, and has even lifted the rear tires off the ground before, so I can now lower these support legs in the back and drive right on the trailer without raising the back of my truck. (the truck is a Nissan Titan 4X4 crew cab)
    I painted the legs Kubota Orange, then put the Kubota name on them just for looks!

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    Default Re: A couple of neat Idea's

    A friend of mine totaled his truck & trailer and another mans boat because he did NOT have those legs on his trailer...he does now!! The trucks rear end got real light and the truck started heading down a hill. Parking pawl bent and the rest of the way down the hill it went!!! I wish I still had the pictures!!
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    Very professional job! Super projects with excellent benefits.
    Joy is having the tools you need and needing the tools you have!

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    Default Re: A couple of neat Idea's

    Well done.
    The PUPIL who does not surpass his Master, fails his Master.

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    Default Re: A couple of neat Idea's

    THANKS for all the compliments. Deano, I too almost had a terrible accident because I didnt have these legs. If you ever load a tractor with a half ton pick-up hooked up to the trailer, then NEVER do it on any downgrade. I made that mistake and rode down a hill on the tractor which I had partially pulled on the trailer, and luckily the truck jack-knifed halfway down with no damage at all. I was lucky but learned a valuable lesson. There was nothing I could do but ride it out, and a cliff was only about 20 feet from where it jack knifed. Wife was almost a widow!!

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    Default Re: A couple of neat Idea's

    Nice work !

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAPPASMURF View Post
    THANKS for all the compliments. Deano, I too almost had a terrible accident because I didnt have these legs. If you ever load a tractor with a half ton pick-up hooked up to the trailer, then NEVER do it on any downgrade. I made that mistake and rode down a hill on the tractor which I had partially pulled on the trailer, and luckily the truck jack-knifed halfway down with no damage at all. I was lucky but learned a valuable lesson. There was nothing I could do but ride it out, and a cliff was only about 20 feet from where it jack knifed. Wife was almost a widow!!
    Almost exactly what happened to my friend...except it jacknifed after hitting the boat!!
    Deano
    2006 BX24, 6' Modern Implements rake, Woods RB60 rear blade, Wallenstein thumb, Bro-Tek rear skid plate, home made front skid plate, W.R. Long flat tooth bar, 4' finishing mower (TPH), 4' box blade, post hole digger, New style seat!!!!!, Agri-Fab drop spreader.

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    Default Re: A couple of neat Idea's

    Quote Originally Posted by Ductape View Post
    Nice work !
    THANKS Ductape!

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    Default Re: A couple of neat Idea's

    Interesting as I am also planning on doing the same thing.
    I generally carried chunks of 4 X 4 and 6 X 6 as props but kept loosing them. LOL.
    Almost identical idea; inner and outer square tubing with HD foot.
    I found outer tubing pre drilled with holes every inch or so that will serve as adjustments for uneven ground, and as a plus it is galvanized. (same material municipalities use to mount stop signs)
    Great minds think alike!

    BTW nice work.

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    Default Re: A couple of neat Idea's

    Thanks Piloon......put some pics on as soon as you do your project!

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