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  1. #21
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    VA
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    JD2010, Kubota3450,2550, Mahindra 7520 w FEL w Skid Steer QC w/Tilt Tatch, & BH, BX1500

    Default Re: List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    Finally some real design flaws vs lack of a feature.

    My 7520 has anemic power steering and inadequate brakes for so heavy a tractor.

    The underbelly is so soft its prone to constant damage.

    The ML275 loader has drilled and grooved pins for greasing. They break at the groove. [of course].

    The front drive shaft is machined poorly, insuring many stress risers and will eventually initiate a crack and twist off when the tractor is used hard.

    The 17GPM Hyd pump, PS pump, alternator, and fan are all driven from power transmitted thru the cam drive gear which acts as an idller between the crank gear and the hyd pump gear. The gears are helical causing opposing thrust loads on the cam gear. On some the gear webs crack and fail under cyclic hi load due this inherent weakness.
    This side of 40
    JD2010, Kubota L3450/FEL w SK QC, L2550 w FEL
    Mahindra 7520 [Pinky] /FEL w Skid Steer QC/w Tilt Tatch & BH, BX1500 [Mighty Mouse]
    IH37 Baler, CCM165 Drum Mower, JD Rake
    JD 127 bushog, Flail, SK Tilt Tatch , KK tiller, Rhino rear blade, Post driver, post auger, chipper, pallet fork, Grapple/Loader Buddy, Homemade Splitter/DC Welder

  2. #22
    Super Member grsthegreat's Avatar
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    Location
    north idaho
    Tractor
    Kioti DK45SE hst cab

    Default Re: List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    Well after 300 hours on the machine, this is full list of wishes/wants

    1. Move key location away from knee.
    2. Larger tool box
    3. Option for air adjustable seat
    4. intermittent or rain sensor on wipers
    5. Squirrel chew proof fuel tank....haha. after having to patch mine, i wouldnt mind a steel tank. But then again my old JD870 had a steel tank and it rusted thru. so who knows which is best.


    that's all on my list....... cept maybe a microwave and refer in the cab so i can relax there even more.....a sat tv might be nice also
    currently own
    2011 Kioti DK45SE HST CAB tractor/loader, Jimna 6" - 3 point wood chipper, 60" JD Brush Hog, JD 60" Rototiller, 3 point post hole digger with hydraulic assist, 3 point spring tooth rake, Fimco 55 gallon weed sprayer with 12 foot boom, 3 point hydraulic wood splitter (home built)
    Quick Attach 79" loader mount snowblower & rear powerpack
    Quick Attach 84" Snow Blade
    Quick Attach 42" pallet forks

  3. #23
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    JD2010, Kubota3450,2550, Mahindra 7520 w FEL w Skid Steer QC w/Tilt Tatch, & BH, BX1500

    Default Re: List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    Quote Originally Posted by dieselcrawler View Post
    I'm gonna make a 'diff-lock' lock to keep it in all the time when I want it. Backing over banks then hittin the brakes to hold while shifting to forward and wanting diff lock... often if a tire slips its too late. Diff needs to be in before it slips on steep banks.
    How about a strong magnet under the pedal to keep it down until you pull it back up.
    This side of 40
    JD2010, Kubota L3450/FEL w SK QC, L2550 w FEL
    Mahindra 7520 [Pinky] /FEL w Skid Steer QC/w Tilt Tatch & BH, BX1500 [Mighty Mouse]
    IH37 Baler, CCM165 Drum Mower, JD Rake
    JD 127 bushog, Flail, SK Tilt Tatch , KK tiller, Rhino rear blade, Post driver, post auger, chipper, pallet fork, Grapple/Loader Buddy, Homemade Splitter/DC Welder

  4. #24
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    SW WA
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    Kubota BX2360

    Default Re: List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    Quote Originally Posted by RaydaKub View Post
    kubota BX:
    1) HST fan. The Achilles' heal of the entire line.
    2) 15 amp dyno (older units) instead of an alternator that could run some more lights.

    BX fuel tank sending unit that varies 1/2 tank when going up or down a very slight grade.

    Bruce

  5. #25
    Silver Member Milo's Avatar
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    Preston County, WV
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    Kubota B7500, Polaris Ranger 500

    Default Re: List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    I have found 2 flaws after living 10 years with my kubota B7500. Mounting from the right side I inadvertently hit the transmission dipstick and snapped the plastic handle off. The spout on my 5 gallon can bumped the plastic screen at the filler which fell down into the tank. I think it's interfering with the float because the gauge now won't go lower than 1/2. That's it.

  6. #26
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    New Martinsville WV
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    2013 JD 3005 1974 MF135

    Default Re: List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    Quote Originally Posted by SPYDERLK View Post
    How about a strong magnet under the pedal to keep it down until you pull it back up.
    If there was an actual pedal not just a 5/8" rod bent in a hoop... not enough surface area. I plan to make some thing spring loaded to keep pressure on the pedal as soon as I engauge it even if the diff is in between engaugement points and free up my feet for the brakes.
    Greg AKA DieselCrawler
    2013 JD 3005 4x4 w/loader
    1974 MF135 diesel (dad's)
    Trucks:
    1999 F250 4x4 7.3L diesel 6sp daily driver
    2000 F350 4x4, 7.3L diesel, auto, work truck
    2000 Excursion 4x4 7.3L diesel, wife's ride
    84 Chevy K-30 turbo diesel farm truck, play truck, one ton running gear, locked up, on 39.5" boggers,
    Redheaded wife, 6 kids, 11 rabbits, 4 horses/ponies, 4 cats, 3 dogs

  7. #27
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    Yanceyville, North Carolina
    Tractor
    Kubota L4400

    Default Re: List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    The Factory seat is uncomfortable and the tool box was too small. BTW, I love my kubota L4400.
    The PUPIL who does not surpass his Master, fails his Master.

  8. #28
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    nz
    Tractor
    MF5465

    Default Re: List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    MF 5465 When you reverse you also reverse the gear shift pattern, ie click forward to go up the gears , in reverse you go DOWN the bloody gears while clicking forward!!! The same movement should have the same effect/result NOT the complete oposite.
    Accelerator pedal is to far away. I added a 2 1/2 " block to the accelerator to reach comfortably.

  9. #29
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    Pomona Park Florida
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    Yanmar EX450, Ford 8N/2N, Case 580C backhoe, Massey 185

    Default Re: List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    Yanmar EX450. Fuel tank up behind the seat, so you can't reach controls on 3 pt mounted equip (fert sprdr). Muffler mounted up under the hood, with exhaust at lower left front of unit, so with a head wind at slow speeds, it gasses the operator. Exceptionally poor hydraulics on FEL - Yanmar can't, or won't fix. No toolbox & no cup holder, and the squirrels and rats love all the plastic/rubber parts. Other than that, it's a pretty good tractor.

  10. #30
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    Erie Pa.
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    Montana R4944, Ford Jubilee, Ford 621, Ford 841

    Default Re: List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    2009 Montana R4944 (LS4020)

    1. Seat does not go back far enough (but I guess there is a cure).
    2. No toolbox! really!
    3. Cup holder hole is way to large, I have to put a Koozy on my beer to keep it from bouncing out!


    That's like all I can't believe that is it but I can't think of anything else!
    Montana R4944
    Ford Jubliee, Ford 841, Ford 621 industrial with FEL & BH

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