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  1. #1
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    Northern Illinois
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    Kubota BX2660

    Default Grille Guard Or Not

    Well, I guess the question is... To guard a grille, or not.
    My dealer has tried to talk me out of a grille guard for my new B7500, but I'm not so sure. Although the loader adds a nice tubular bumber in front, I think I'd like a little added protection.
    What has experience taught all of you? Is it worth $90 to add the guard? I hate to find out the hard way. Your thoughts would help. Thank you.

  2. #2

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    Apr 2002
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    Monroe,Washington
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    New holland TC29-9x3 Woods 1012 FEL, Woods, 7500 Backhoe / Kubota L345DT 4WD, Kub FEL, Kub Backhoe

    Default Re: Grille Guard Or Not

    The first time you lift soemthing with a chain from the FEL and it swings back into th grill or hood. The $90.00 for the grill guard eill seem cheap.

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    Default Re: Grille Guard Or Not

    If you can't build a superior guard yourself, and get it on before you use the machine, buy the thing.
    Grill guards were invented for a lot of good reasons, like pulling up to truck beds, and swinging loads, and "aw crap I knew I shouldn't a done that" along with "it ain't my tractor, why shold I care".

  4. #4

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    Vermilion County, IL
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    2000 B7500HSD Kubota, 2 Case ingersol 448 tractors

    Default Re: Grille Guard Or Not

    I have a B7500 and I have a grill guard on it. It is nice that you have something to ease against other than the grill or hood of the tractor. Plus I have a counter weight hanging from it. I made the weight and it weights 55 lb.

  5. #5
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    jd 970, JD GT235

    Default Re: Grille Guard Or Not

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    Default Re: Grille Guard Or Not

    Awwwww Sh*&%^$#@! The heck with the grille guard cow catcher, now I need to find a screen for my B7500's air filter intake! Both of neighbor's John deere's keep getting caught in my air cleaner!

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    jd 970, JD GT235

    Default Re: Grille Guard Or Not

    Next time as they are running circles around you, do not suddenly drive forward!

  8. #8

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    Seattle area
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    JD 855 4WD, HST

    Default Re: Grille Guard Or Not

    Get the grill guard. The extra protection is nice but I think it looks really cool. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/cool.gif[/img]

  9. #9

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    Farmersville, TX
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    Kubota B7500DT,June 2000

    Default Re: Grille Guard Or Not

    Go to the cusomization and look at "brush guard that works" . Has save me many times.

  10. #10

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    Caledonia, MI
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    TC40D w/ss

    Default Re: Grille Guard Or Not

    Robertm,
    Grill guards fall in to the "rather have one and not need it, than to need it and not have one" category. There are a few other "tools" that fall into this area also.
    Nick

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