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    Re: Anyone have a 3pt tiller by Victory- HRT46?

    I was at a local factory that makes such items....both brands at the same time....differences were the color of the paint
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    B3030 replacement seat

    Anyone have a really good...relatively low costs replacement seat for the Kubota B3030 tractor? As time goes on I find I dislike the standard seat more and more and would like to replace it.

    Part...
  3. Re: DC stick amperage needed for general farm repairs.

    How many times have you heard someone say " I wish I had a lot smaller welder"??
  4. Thread: ugly weld

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    Re: ugly weld

    Put up some moveable shields when using gas out of doors. Works well. If its super breazy you're still scrogged...but light breezes wont be botheing you
  5. Re: b3030 tlb, adding LED lights w/o the upgraded alternator

    Lots of difference in dynamo's...generators....and alternators!
  6. Re: b3030 tlb, adding LED lights w/o the upgraded alternator

    I really dont remember the cost...its been "a day or two" since I installed it. A friend and I did it together..mainly because anything I do I always need a 3rd hand..
    Everything is...
  7. Re: b3030 tlb, adding LED lights w/o the upgraded alternator

    The alternator upgade is worth it though. I did mine about 6 months after I bought it. Basically no limitations on power to run lights etc...because you dont have much to attach lights and such TO....
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    Re: Would you do 50hr service @ 10hrs?

    Thats an old wives tale!
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    re: Diesel Fuel Transfer Safety

    Its not something to fret over for sure....but if you feel you really need something...

    Get a cheap set of jumper cable and pull them apart...using one clamp..clamp it to your barrel rim...and use...
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    Buying Advice Re: Need buying advice

    Get a B2630 or a B 3030
  11. Thread: Buying a Welder

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    Re: Buying a Welder

    Save your $$ on a cheap plasma cutter. They are a waste.
  12. Thread: Buying a Welder

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    Re: Buying a Welder

    Hobart 187 or 210 model. Both require 220...but thats no big deal
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    Re: Attention B3030 owners & BX

    Ive got to agree with this 100%
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    Re: Greasing questions

    Id say your right on target. Sounds to me like someone didnt grease it or just barely greased it when the dealer put it all together
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    Re: 5-20 weight oil - what do do with it

    Use it for bar oil in your chain saw
  16. Thread: When to grease?

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    Re: When to grease?

    I can see a shot of grease midday if its being worked really hard...but at the END of the day is when Id do it...that way...next day...next month...whenever..its ALWAYS in the "ready to roll"...
  17. Thread: When to grease?

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    Re: When to grease?

    THATS the greasing schedule that I cant begin to understand? I can easily see greasing equipment in mid-day..sure...but if you grease it at the END of the day....why does it need greased at the...
  18. Thread: Why SUDT???

    by Sully2
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    Re: Why SUDT???

    Of the 3 Kubota dealers nearest me ( within 30 miles) 2 of them dont even stock SUDT and if you request it..they have to order it in! The 3rd does stock it but says the only place they absolutely...
  19. Thread: When to grease?

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    Re: When to grease?

    You would grease the whole machine (bucket pins and all) at the end of the work day.....and then turn right around the next morning and RE-grease the pins etc....??...and then mid-day re-grease the...
  20. Thread: When to grease?

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    Re: When to grease?

    Dave: Its based on the hours of usage of the IMPLIMENT...not the tractor. Try and keep good grease in all joints as much as you can...but if you have..for example..a backhoe "hanging" on the back...
  21. Re: A BX just isn't a B. You have to try it to know the difference.

    AMEN!!!
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    Re: Scored a welder. Is it any good?

    You can quote that "X" amps requires "Y" wire gauge all day long...but it DONT APPLY to ELECTRIC WELDERS! The thermal breaker in them kicks out L.O.N.G before the wire feeding it can ever go "poof"....
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    Re: Sorry, one more grease question for the loader

    Curly: Dont you know that when using that black Moly grease you have to be naked and barefooted??.......:D. That way the wife can just hose you down when your finished!!
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    Re: How well does grass catcher work for leaves?

    No...nope. Dont have or even want a MMM for my 3030. I have it installed on a 12 HP Simplicity "grass cutter".
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    Re: Rotella 5w-40 synthetic

    1/2...1/4...1/3...meaningless! Whats the ACTUAL filtering capability...micron level to total amount of "gunk" trapped?? Im most certainly NOT saying the very best filter on the market is made by...
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    Re: Rotella 5w-40 synthetic

    Well...if we break this all down..
    Lubrication in an engine has a LOT to do with the oil being used!
    A beer can DOES NOT have a stronger shell than a Fram oil filter.
    And paper towels DO NOT...
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    Re: Rotella 5w-40 synthetic

    We've run 5W-20 Castrol and Fram filters in the wife's 2003 Hon-Due Accord for over 100,000 miles now. Not a hint of any problem
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    Re: How well does grass catcher work for leaves?

    I bought the "Commercial Pro" model
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    Re: Would you burn heating oil in your tractor?

    Here where I am home heating oil in #2 grade and #2 grade "AG" diesel are the exact same product. Id run it
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    Re: Rotella 5w-40 synthetic

    Run the first batch for the 5000 miles Dave and then have OA done on it while you have the second batch in it. If OA comes back with A+ results...run it longer
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    Re: Battery Additives

    Some unnamed source from Cosco...who might very well be the dude that sweeps the floors since it doesnt state his name nor his company position
    and some battery company called Industrial Battery...
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    Re: Battery Additives

    I use a 1450 CCA AGM battery as a start battery for a 330 HP Cummins. Cant get much larger than that! As far as "many boats have not changed to AGM's...MANy HAVE changed to AGM because there is no...
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    Re: How well does grass catcher work for leaves?

    Buy the Cyclone. You wont regret it at all
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    Re: How well does grass catcher work for leaves?

    I got talked into buying the Cyclone this past March...so far have only used it to suck leave out of the flower beds that were there since last November. Comparing the Cyclone to a rear bagger I HAD...
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    Re: Rotella 5w-40 synthetic

    MUCH smaller engines and "itty bitty" cars...of which 90% of Americans dont want...but are going to get shoved down their throats regardless!

    I saw a new Honda ( model ??) in a crash test on...
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    Re: Rotella 5w-40 synthetic

    "Clearances" have tighten up SOME in newer cars ( etc)..but not as much as some seem to think. What HAS happened is the TOLERANCES of the clearances have gotten down to "plus or minus jack squat".
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    Re: Battery Additives

    Costco SELLS things...they dont make anything!

    As far as "seatow" goes ( Ive never heard orf them??) anyone I ever heard of that operates "off shore" switched to AGM batterys that are SEALED ( ya...
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    Re: Rotella 5w-40 synthetic

    Isnt that GM assembly lube basically moly disulfide? ( at least thats what I used to be told). I know we used to buy Moly D in a tube ( like toothpaste) and apply it to cams..etc..etc...with a small...
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    Re: Battery Additives

    And there isnt a battery company in the world that would endorse that product!
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    Re: Rotella 5w-40 synthetic

    BUT..thats YOUR opinion. Others have totally different opinions about Amsoil products!
  41. Thread: What Implement?

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    Re: What Implement?

    If the task is to plant GRASS...I have seen any soil yet I cant bust up deep enough ( actually more than deep enough) with a set of used disks I bought. ( 5 foot wide)

    No extra weight or anything...
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    Re: SUDT/UDT THF story

    Around here they are one in the same...the plant is just a few miles upriver. And I never said they were "identical".....I just said who made it is all.

    These brands..(76, Doosan, Quality,...
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    Re: SUDT/UDT THF story

    It says on their spec sheet that its made by Valvolene

    http://www.kubota.com/f/Safety/msds/KUBOTA_UDT_12_1_QT.pdf
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Newbie - Need info? motor oil

    I run Rotella 5W-40 SYN because of cold weather startup
  45. Thread: Grease gun

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    Re: Grease gun

    Wish I had read your post before making mine..
  46. Thread: Grease gun

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    Re: Grease gun

    Even with a mild case of arthritis it can be a real PITA to pump a pistol grip grease gun.

    I have 2 of the lever action styles and just recently bought a CH brand pneumatic pistol grip gun.
    ...
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    Re: Fuel Oil vs #1 or #2 Diesel

    #2 fuel oil ( there are different grades of that also) and #2 AG fuel ( both contain red dye) are identical! My farmer buddy last year ordered his and I called the same distributor to order my fuel...
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    Re: Is moly grease always black?

    I use Moly EP grease for everything that a grease gun lubes. I get mine from TSC and it always looks black to me..???
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    Re: Kubota BX series ridiculous transmission

    Your exactly right. I dont own a BX ( and didnt want one either) but there are enough "safety warnings" in the owners manual...etc..etc...that if Kubota thought it was a REAL problem...it would...
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    Re: How to calculate the amount of SCA/DCA needed.

    ISB engines in motorhomes dont have a filter..because Cummins says that DCA/SCA isnt needed at all. ISC engines..again in motorhomes...USED TO HAVE a coolant filter..(my own ISC does) but ISC's...
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    Re: How to calculate the amount of SCA/DCA needed.

    I dont know how old that PDF file is but 2 things I did notice:

    Drain the coolant every 2 years.. I use Fleetguard Complete and by adding their "extender" it NEVER has to be changed unless the...
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    Re: How to calculate the amount of SCA/DCA needed.

    DieselPower: If I read your first post correctly...then you and I are saying the same things....with the exception that you HAVE the "chart" and the lady I talked with at FleetGuard had to look at...
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    Re: How to calculate the amount of SCA/DCA needed.

    I disagree 1000%. I did exactly as they directed me to do and they sent me the pint bottle and told me how much to add.
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    Re: How to calculate the amount of SCA/DCA needed.

    If one knows the total amount of their coolant SYSTEM..all one needs to do is use the test strip...record the results and then call FleetGuard on the telephone. You can tell them what the test strip...
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    Re: Rotella 5w-40 synthetic

    I use that 5W-40 in my B3030 and also use it in a Kubota engined diesel genset I have in a motorhome. I like it well enough I'll keep on using it...havent had an iota of a problem with it
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    Backhoe Re: Looking for a Backhoe

    100% dead on!!
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    Re: Motor oil for Kubota?

    Amsoil 5W-30 is great allright...even in bad climates....if it werent I wouldnt use it to lube the door hinges on the outhouse door.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Oil change results

    Add me to the list. My 50 hr service showed "clear" tranny fluid!!
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    Re: Motor oil for Kubota?

    I figure that if I use an oil that is VASTLY "superior" to what is specified in my owners manual..Im way ahead of the game. My B3030 stated 10W-30 that was API rated as "CC; CD or CE". Which I cant...
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    Re: Tyre repair advice wanted

    Ive helped my farmer buddy numerous times fixing flats on his tractors. With 2 people its not as bad as one might think.
    Tractor is on a jack stand; tire unbolted and allowed to drop right where...
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    Re: 3 in 1 oil vs. WD40

    Ahhh yes! The smell of Hoppes #9 in the morning...:D
  62. Thread: Kubota oil

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    Oil & Fuel Re: Kubota oil

    It was. The MSDS sheets on it told the maker...Valvolene
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    Re: 3 in 1 oil vs. WD40

    AMEN to the FP-10. Its the ONLY thing I will use on weapon "mechanisms"...whether it be my O/U bird guns or my 1911 45 ACP's..or even my S&W revolvers.

    I use BreakFree CLP for the outsides unless...
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    Re: B3030 Power Steering Problem? or not?

    Same here! The PS on my B3030 is WAAAYYY too easy to steer just by palming the wheel
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    Re: mig welder preferences

    I have to agree 100%. I bought the 140 Handler and learned a lot using it along with a VOC class...but then jumped to the Handler 210 and its a tad more than what I have NEEDED...but will cover...
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    Re: Mobile 1 synthetic Diesel truck 5W40

    Its one of the reasons why I went to it. I can even buy it at truck stops
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    Re: Another Synthetic Oil Question

    And just where does the "magnetic field" come from in an engine?? Outer space??

    "Paramagnetic metals have a small and positive susceptibility to magnetic fields. These materials...
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    Re: B2630/3030 hydraulic fill

    The funnel and a long piece of tubing is what I use. A pump for jugs IS made...but its too much $$ for the amount of usage you'll get from it.
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    Re: B3030 loader hydrolics power?

    Not 1 iota!! My FEL will lift the front of my B3030 so quickly its almost scary
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    Re: Interesting Welding Statement.

    YUP! They sure did.
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    Re: Fleetguard Filters - extended drain intervals

    The FleetGuard oil filters on my motorhome are to be changed every 15,000 miles..along with the oil!
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    Re: Interesting Welding Statement.

    Yep! Dzus is just one company that makes 1/4 turn fasteners.
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    Re: Interesting Welding Statement.

    Sure.. Many of the frame items have to be welded because you cant make some of those crazy shapes any other way. Life limited items ( mounts and such) are near net forged and then fully machined
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    Re: Interesting Welding Statement.

    The above mentioned aircraft..along with the F18...are the mainstay combat aircraft presently used my the US Armed forces...??

    Onlt thing I knopw about the SHEETMETAL on the fuselage is that...
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    Re: Interesting Welding Statement.

    The metal STILL remains in a semi plastic state for hammer welding. Its not room temp cold.. Whether its heated with an OA torch..an electric furnace..MIG welder or ,,whatever...its still "red hot"...
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    Re: Interesting Welding Statement.

    MANY items are Mig and TIG welded on airframes...far too many to attempt to list for sure.

    Only airplanes Im semi familiar with are combat aircraft. F16;F14;F15...etc
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    Re: Interesting Welding Statement.

    Its a lot of personal preference!!

    "The body is 8' tall and 5' diameter, made from 3/16 hotrolled."
    If a weld coupon of that material ..welded with a MIG welder can stand a bend back test and not...
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    Re: Zinc Phosphate and Cam Wear

    Years ago...GF ( then) ( wife now) and I did hardness checks on a camshaft that came from some hot factory Corvette that had a "bad cam". ( This guy was the bosses boss..so I was glad to help...
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    Re: New Power line costs

    Where I live the OWNER supplys the trench ( typically 3 ft deep and normally 3 ft WIDE) and the electric company lays the cable..regardless of length...no conduit required!

    A friend just had 1300...
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    Re: B3030 and disk harrows

    I use a 5 footer behind my B3030 with the R4 tires and not even loaded. I make one pass "empty" and then come back with it loaded down with weight to make more passes. Never had a problem yet
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    Re: Valvoline anyone use it

    Its a good product; no doubt about it...BUT...you can find oils equally as good or better for less $...hence the reason I dont run it in my motorhome.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Bleeding a fuel line on a 3030

    MY maintainence sched dont say a thing about changing the fuel filter at the 50 hr mark?? In fact it says to change it at the 300 hr mark??
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    Re: Where to get a top link lock nut?

    I have 4 of those china links..they work good and are dirt cheap. About once a year I unscrew the ends and SLOP the grease to them. Rest of the time when in use I hit them with some 10W-30 oil
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    Re: Where to get a top link lock nut?

    Wanna bet? Thats the same story Kubota told me when I bent the rod end of my OEM top link...and they said a factory NEW top link was more than $200 I took it to an old guy I know with every...
  85. Thread: Which B for me?

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    Re: Which B for me?

    I looked over the Kubota line when I bought my B3030 and saw the added features that the "delux" version tractors came with so I decided to run with it. I THINK I could have gottten by with the 2630...
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    Re: My new kubota is a dieselholic!!

    How does the new Kubota compare ( fuel usage wise) to the old B3030 you used to have?
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    Re: B3030 Metal Screen?

    Wasnt any such critter in my B3030 at service time..??
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    Re: UDT, Super UDT, or SAE 80-90

    I agree 100%
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    Re: UDT, Super UDT, or SAE 80-90

    The costs of the fluids doesnt mean a thing to me. I use my B3030 so little that if it cost me $300 to do a service I could care less. I see absolutely no advantage to using SUDT. Im almost blind...
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    Re: When to change to synthetic?

    And whats a used oil anlysis got to do with it? I change oil per a recommended sched. And if that oil exceeds the makers requirements for usage I dont need to spend as much as 5 cents haveing the...
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    Re: Front Axel Lube Poll

    Ive used UDT to be sure mine is always topped off..and when change time comes I'll probably stick with UDT. I dont work my B3030 hard and never in some of the REALLY COLD weather some of these guys...
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    Re: synthetic oil choices.

    Very very true! I know I have no need for a "0" weight oil....because at -50 temps Im not going outside for ANY reason!! Let alone use my tractor!
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    Re: When to change to synthetic?

    BUT...if it passes ALL testing...and meets or exceeds any and all requirements...it doesnt matter if its made up from gound up monkey gizzards!

    Dinosaur fat based; PAO based; CEO based; UPS based...
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    Re: When to change to synthetic?

    I went with the Rotella 5W-40 at the 50 hr mark ( slightly before 50..but it might as well be 50 hours) There is never a reason to hesitate as long as you are switching from the base Kubota oil to...
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    Re: Air tool oil - 3 in One??

    You can buy the "right stuff" at places such as HD and Lowes because they sell air nauilers..etc. If you cant get the proper lub...then the air tool people recommend a straight 10 wgt...NON...
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    Re: UDT, Super UDT, or SAE 80-90

    The 3 Kubota dealers closest to me here at home dont stock SUDT either. They use NH Ambra ( I think its called Ambra) anyway...its New Hollands tranny fluid instead
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    Re: Chain for my FEL bucket?

    Thats also where I bought my 5/16ths chain from
  98. Re: Where to best weld on FEL chain hooks on 724 loader

    Same deal here except my piece of angle is all the way across the backside of my FEL bucket
  99. Thread: Grand L Cab.

    by Sully2
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    Re: Grand L Cab.

    Im with ya. The B3030's dont use fuel nearly as fgast as the larger ones do. My friends L5030 seems to have a LARGE hole in the fuel tank. The fuel gauge seems to have a "sweep second" hand on it...
  100. Thread: B3030 Review

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    Re: B3030 Review

    Yepper!
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