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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
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    Location
    Lynchburg, VA
    Tractor
    Kubota L4300 DX

    Default Things I have learned.

    Hello All,

    Being a newbie to this forum and to the wonderful world of new tractors, I thought I would share with y'all some of the few things I have learned in the last couple of weeks of tractor ownership that might help those that are going to be proud owners of their own machines someday.

    #1) Anything that is loose on the tractor or implement (bolts, nuts, etc) will fall off and you won't be able to find it.

    #2) You will lose hitch pins and linch pins, buy extra.

    #3) If the implement came attached to your tractor and you take it off, you will forget how it goes back on.

    #4) If the tractor doesn't go forward and the engine loads up, check the brake.

    #5) If you have never driven a tractor with ROPS, watch out for trees, overhangs etc 'cause you will hit them.

    #6) If the rotary mower is wider than your back tires, give yourself extra room as not to "snag" the cutter.

    #7) For gear transmisson, ease the clutch off 'cause you probably ain't in the gear you think you are.

    These are but a few, if any of you vetrans can think of any more, please feel free to add them before I find out the hard way! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]


  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
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    Location
    20 miles outside of Louisville Ky.
    Tractor
    '53 Golden Jubilee and a NH TC33DA with 14LA loader

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    Sounds like someone has been following me around taking notes [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]. I want too add just this one: <ul type="square"> If tractor begins to sputter, loses power, and then the engine quits, don't start cursing the dealer. Add some fuel to the tank first [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img].[/list]

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
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    264
    Location
    Rocky Mountains
    Tractor
    JD790

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    Keep a can of WD40 (or similar) handy...

  4. #4
    Epic Contributor MossRoad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
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    Location
    South Bend, Indiana (near)
    Tractor
    Power Trac PT425 2001 Model Year

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    You're a quick learner. I especially like numbers 1 &amp; 4. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

  5. #5

    Join Date
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    Location
    South Central NC, USofA
    Tractor
    Iseki TU1700f

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    I think he's followed a lot of us around..... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

    Learn by experience (other's).

  6. #6
    Silver Member
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    Location
    Lexington, IL
    Tractor
    Kubota B2910 (Delivery 8/7/03)

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    #5 - first day! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] LOL

  7. #7

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    Location
    South Central NC, USofA
    Tractor
    Iseki TU1700f

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    #4b. If the tractor doesn't go forward and the engine loads up, check to be sure the implement is raised and not hung on something.

  8. #8
    Veteran Member
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    Location
    Central VA, USA
    Tractor
    Mahindra 6000 MWFD, 2 1950's Farmalls, 1974 Farmall 140, 1967 Mf 135Delux

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    If you've got a diesel, don't let the fuel guage get below 1/4 tank. If the guage is wrong and you run out of fuel, you have quite an experience in front of you to restart. BobG in VA
    (this happened to me in '68 with a 671 GM diesel. Took and hour to 'reload').

  9. #9

    Join Date
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    Location
    Monroe, Va
    Tractor
    Kubota 1997 L3600DT 4WD with FEL

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    How about one I learned not 15 minutes ago...if you're finish mowing and forget and drive over that low stump in the yard, the middle blade will come off!!!!! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

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    Location
    Sierra Foothills, Northern California
    Tractor
    Kubota B7300; JD LX233

    Default Re: Things I have learned.

    If you're cruising along and your tractor starts to overheat, then dies, make sure you didn't knock the drain valve open and lose all of your coolant [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]...

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