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    Veteran Member rbargeron's Avatar
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    Default L5450 - way cool

    As posted last week, the L5450 has arrived. And it's great.

    The attached pic (above) was taken at the dealer's about a month ago. First owner had greased every fitting every week - good news but I needed to clean off the excess. It was a real beauty after the hot soap job, but I've gotten it dirty again. The Bradco hoe is a real digger - got out a one-ton stump which has been an eyesore for 2 years. The hoe detaches in minutes - very nice system. This tractor has a front-mounted 13 gpm pump - the hoe runs from the tractor's hydraulics. I was wondering about whether the R4's would have enough bite off-road - the tractor is heavy enough so they grip just fine. And the fact that the whole tractor is about 2" lower makes it seem more stable. Did I mention I'm in love?

    Oh, BTW the L4150 sold in a flash (got the check today). The buyer is getting a great unit. Thanks to Gordon and Mark for support in taking this plunge !

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    Default Re: L5450 - way cool

    Yep, looks very much like my L4850. The shuttle shift on these tractors is excellent. Power and lift are great too. My L4850 has about 450 hours on it. Its about a 1992 model. You will find that it takes a long time for the hour meter to refgister an hour. IE., we run ours all day at the job and can muster up about 2-3 hours when we use it alot. Rat...


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    Veteran Member rbargeron's Avatar
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    Default Re: L5450 - way cool

    Hey Rat.... I've noticed the 5450 has a pretty tall 7th gear. There's a big jump from 6th to 7th and a small jump form 7th to 8th. Is your 4850 like that? This rig has real power.

    Dick Bargeron ------ Power is Good





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    Default Re: L5450 - way cool

    Exactly. 7th is huge. The way I get into 7th is to shift into it from 5th to 6th to 7th. 8th is so tall that I'm passing cars. Shifting works very easy. A little momentum is all you need as it slows down quickly between gears. Nice tractor you have. The kubota dealers have said the 5 cylinders were definitely some of their favorites. The "Ever Clutch" is smooth and I suspect, very long lasting. Rat..


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