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    Re: L3800 HST Rear Remote Hydraulics

    Circumstances are the key here. I have only used float on the top link checking different situations out. Side link gets used every time I do a complete smoothing finish grade of our 1 3/8 mile road...
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    Re: Kudos to Fit Rite Hydraulics

    Thanks, I just try to do what's right and what I would like if it were me. Can't always make that happen, but I try.
  3. Re: My Journey - Mahindra vs. John Deere vs. Kubota

    2 years ago, JD offered me $2000 more than what I paid for my 2005 Mahindra 7520.
  4. Re: My Journey - Mahindra vs. John Deere vs. Kubota

    The whole reason for even bringing this up is for newbies. I have seen this time and time again where the comparisons that where made really weren't comparisons at all other than they were all some...
  5. Re: My Journey - Mahindra vs. John Deere vs. Kubota

    I guess I feel that it is relatively common for people to not compare apples to apples and then put down the low dollar product. As you mentioned, price could not be touched, but the tractor was more...
  6. Re: My Journey - Mahindra vs. John Deere vs. Kubota

    Question, what JD model did you compare, a 6065e or a 6065m?
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    Re: Leveling Box Assembly

    So an adjustable side link with a crank handle. You will need to do more research to find one that will actually fit your tractor. I don't know of any that are specifically made for your LS tractor....
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    Re: Leveling Box Assembly

    Do you want a box blade, or a LPGS or something totally different? :confused:
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    Re: Pricing a M7060 Cab 4x4

    If you have questions, ask. Someone here usually has an answer. I personally would not take the word-recommendation of a dealer for much of anything. Sad, but just the way it is. :( Been there, done...
  10. Comparison Re: Down to Kioti NX55HST or Mahindra 3550HST

    Sounds like it would be a good idea to make a couple of spread sheets and mark down pros and cons with the each tractor in front of you.:confused3:
  11. Comparison Re: Down to Kioti NX55HST or Mahindra 3550HST

    A couple of things, are you getting HST or gear?

    While the Mahindra is a beast, if you are more comfortable with the Kioti, that would be the one to get. You sure don't want to be on a machine...
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    Re: Pricing a M7060 Cab 4x4

    Here is a 12' bat wing. A good match for your conditions it sounds like.

    Also, just as a side note, I would be looking at the RBT40 series blades for your tractor, not the 35 series. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Pricing a M7060 Cab 4x4

    A few of things, save your money and buy a different grapple. Should be able to get something in the $2000 range that is every bit as good I would think. Second thing, 7' rear blade is to narrow for...
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    Re: L3560 loaders?

    I know that you have been content with your L3200, but if-when you make the move, you would be on :cloud9: with a loader that had over a 2000lb lift capacity. I really think that you should be...
  15. Re: Yet more on the shoddy Backhoe install saga.

    While I agree that the dist should install these things correctly, I also believe that the dealer should double check these things. My local Mahindra dealer has given up on the dist installations and...
  16. Re: Yet more on the shoddy Backhoe install saga.

    Just curious, has your dealer said anything about any of these problems-concerns that you have had? :confused3:
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    Re: 2555 HST Cab delivered today ....

    Blower sounds like the main reason, enough said.

    Thanks. ;)
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    Re: 2555 HST Cab delivered today ....

    Jerry, if you don't mind me asking, why did you decide on the 2555 over the 3550?
  19. Re: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Spool Kits for 2538HST? Pictures? Should I DIY them?

    You are looking at the 3rd function for the $1255. The tractor only has 2 spools available for the rear.


    Auxiliary Exterior Float Valve Add $390

    Block Heater Assembly 2538 Add $120
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    Re: New EA Land Plane(LPGS)

    I sort of doubt that your dozer blade is 2000lbs from the looks of it. Also you are dragging backwards, the LPGS would be cutting into the ground, not using the back edge of the cutting edge like you...
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    Re: New EA Land Plane(LPGS)

    You may need both, but without any doubt in my mind, get a LPGS to start with. Next thing, if you want it to work the best that it can, it needs to weigh over 150lbs per foot width. Pretty tough to...
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    Re: JD 3 series E vs R

    An example would be your 3032e. It has only a 2 speed HST and that casting is aluminum. The R model has a 3sp HST and is cast iron.

    That is only one comparison, there are many others, all depends...
  23. Re: Is Is there a regular or standard length of top link?

    The top link is expensive, or the rear remote is expensive? :confused:

    There is no real std working length for all the different makes and models. There are common sizes, but in reality it seems...
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    Re: 3 spool hydraulic valve with indent?

    Would you need to use the remotes when the ROPS was folded down? If not, no reason to not mount to the ROPS and just have the feeder lines a bit longer to allow for the additional movement.

    Good...
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    Re: 3 spool hydraulic valve with indent?

    Would you need to use the remotes when the ROPS was folded down? If not, no reason to not mount to the ROPS and just have the feeder lines a bit longer to allow for the additional movement.

    Good...
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    Re: 3 spool hydraulic valve with indent?

    There are detent valves, just no spring return to center detent valves that I can find. :( So the valve would work about the same as your current factory valve. Make a mount for your ROPS and a place...
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    Re: Box Scraper vs. Land Plane/Grader Scraper

    You don't do this with a box blade.

    First picture is ditching and adding to the crown of our shared road.
    Second & third pictures are actually moving a road over about 4' that is located higher...
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    Re: Hydraulic flow restrictor

    Here ya go.

    I would get 1/2" and install up next to the male coupler on the hose. Also you will find that it actually works better to have one on each hose. ;)
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    Comparison Re: Mahindra 1538 or MF 1742

    I have driven a 1533HST 4 separate times for 2 miles down a paved road. Every single time when it comes time to make a stop, my foot has slid forward on the pedal and the thickness of my boot comes...
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    Re: New 3046R on The Way

    Actually, and for awhile now I provide restrictors for both lines. Just takes all the variables out of the equation. What I have found to work for all around use is a .030" orifice for a 2" dia...
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    Re: 10 foot offset disk

    I'm not so sure that it could stop it though, at about 20,000lbs that could be a run away. :eek: I suppose if you had lift control you could drop the disks. ;)
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    Re: Options for 3rd Function on RX7320

    For me, about an hour, but then I've done more than one. Typically I would say a couple of hours for a first timer.

    Std tools are all that would be required. Hardest thing is mounting the diverter...
  33. Re: How much to add electric diverter valve to Kioti RX7320 with cab?

    Complete diverter kit, $800 shipped to your door. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Options for 3rd Function on RX7320

    I understand that the dealers need to make some $$ and pay for the installation labor, but it always seems like for what they charge, they have never installed this stuff before and that they have no...
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    Re: Options for 3rd Function on RX7320

    Running hoses from the rear to the front is by far less money. Depending on how you do it, but between $150 and $225. Sort of depends on where the control lever is with how inconvenient it would be....
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    Re: Options for 3rd Function on RX7320

    Can't say which is the best route, personal preference. True 3rd function you can do 3 functions at one time if you have everything just right. You have less control of the speed of the 3rd function...
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    Re: 10 foot offset disk

    Here's one at 992lbs per disk. Can be had in 9'-12' working widths. Something tells me that your tractor isn't quite enough.
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    Comparison Re: Mahindra 1538 or MF 1742

    I think that most of the tractors are built to a price point, so there are problems of some sort with every one. Unfortunately most likely neither the bean counters or the engineers are actual...
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    Comparison Re: Mahindra 1538 or MF 1742

    Here. The problem is the way the pedal is, your foot slides forward and ends up under the brakes. With my boots, there is not enough room between the break pedal and the rocker to allow the rocker to...
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    Comparison Re: Mahindra 1538 or MF 1742

    It is not the same rocker set up that is on the 3316. Maybe under the floor, but on top it is different and extremely dangerous for me to operate.

    If you have small feet you might be ok.

    YMMV
  41. Re: Best attachment for filling and leveling trench

    With the size of your tractor, I doubt that you have an off settable rear blade. So with that being said, I would do your back-fill backing up just using the back side of the blade, moving a little...
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    Comparison Re: Mahindra 1538 or MF 1742

    Joel, you know me, I'm a Mahindra guy also, still running my 7520 & 3215. I wouldn't even compare the two. 1742 all the way without hesitation. For several reasons, I just don't like the 1533-38. The...
  43. Re: Best attachment for filling and leveling trench

    Like shank102 asked, where's the dirt? This can make a HUGE difference with how this task is accomplished.
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    Re: Picked up a RX6620

    Pretty tough to beat a Gannon.

    As far as grapples, simply depends on what you want, several different styles to choose from . I have one of these to use on my 75hp tractor. I am happy with it.
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    Re: 3rd function handle

    Single switch grip runs $165. Double switch grip runs $200. That includes bushing rod adaptor and 10' of wire.
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    Re: Gannon Box Blade 6 ft on CL

    How much do you want? $2 per ft plus shipping costs. This size just fits over the male coupler end to give you an idea of it's over all size.
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    Re: Gannon Box Blade 6 ft on CL

    Go to TYM and get your 2nd & 3rd set of rear remotes. Shouldn't be all that hard to install. Actual top & tilt set runs $870 + shipping costs.

    Nice find with the Gannon, it will serve you well. ...
  48. Re: Power beyond on a JD 3203? Looking for some help on how to do this

    I would not. Return to tank line is just that, it needs to return to the tank.

    Did you get my return e-mail?
  49. Re: Power beyond on a JD 3203? Looking for some help on how to do this

    Thanks Kenny. :thumbsup:
  50. Re: GC2300 - Replacement Top Link on 3pth

    One of these should work, I would think.
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    Re: Gannon Box Blade 6 ft on CL

    I don't believe that it is QH compatible. :( Easy fix though. Cut off the ears on the mast and rotate them forward and weld. That "should" take care of the QH compatible problem. :cool:
  52. Rake Re: Who makes the best heavy duty landscape rake

    Without a doubt, ETA's NEW Land Scape Rake :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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    Re: Land Shark Hydraulic Landscape Rake

    This has to be THE BEST land scape rake currently available. :thumbsup::thumbsup: Travis, how long before the hydraulic rear blade is out?
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    Re: Bolt on hooks install for Kioti bucket

    Dave, first thing that comes to mind to use those hooks for would be when you are unloading all those different implements that you need to get. :thumbsup:

    We should get together and make a...
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    Loader Re: Loader joystick question

    If your dealer can't help you out, any decent machine shop can make a very clean extension that you should be happy with.

    Just not that big of a deal other than the aggravation of it not being...
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    Loader Re: Grapple question

    Here is probably the most common for a true 3rd function system.

    Here is a Scorpion control grip. You can have either a trigger switch or thumb switch with this type of grip.

    If you do this...
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    Loader Re: Grapple question

    The control for the grapple is typically not included in the cost of the grapple. You can either use your existing rear remote, (most cost effective) or get what is known as a loader 3rd function...
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    Re: L3400 racheting/crankable side link

    James, wrong style. Yours has a clevis top, his is a ball swivel top.
  59. Re: Brian di it again - hydraulic top link arrived

    I am currently the busiest that I have ever been. Just now added my 94th order to the build list.

    Maybe I need to raise my prices to slow this down a bit? Don't know if you have noticed or not,...
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    Yes. Typically they are full size utility machines though. Some are like the red tractor and you can easily adjust either side.

    Some are like the orange tractor where the left link is adjustable,...
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    Richard when some one quotes me, and it contradicts what I have said, I figure that I need to respond,
    but I guess not.

    Why and how? Please explain to me your situation-conditions that you were...
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    Re: Landpride Grading Scraper review GS2584

    On an already existing drive that is not in bad shape, just getting maintained, DO NOT simply put the 3pt control lever all the way forward. Set the 3pt so that the implement is held at ground level....
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    My tractors have the float feature available with the side link. I can do every single thing that you have mentioned with my single cylinder side link systems. Our 120 acres varies 140' in elevation....
  64. Re: Want/need a bigger/better landscape rake. Help me pick.

    Travis, this looks EXCELLENT. Please let us know when these are out as I am sure that you will. Huge improvement. This unit looks to exceed even Land Prides by quite a bit. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
  65. Re: Want/need a bigger/better landscape rake. Help me pick.

    That sucks, but I don't believe it to be the norm. My PD35 PHD and all the augers that I got as well as my RBT45108 rear blade are all top notch. Pretty much all the units that I have ever seen at...
  66. Re: Want/need a bigger/better landscape rake. Help me pick.

    Well, you got me there, I can't say as that I have EVER seen what was suppose to be an up graded implement with fewer features. I guess they figured that they didn't want to spend the additional...
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    You're right, I give up.
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    If the side links are built to get you all this extra tilt that some seem to think that they want, then you gain nothing for height. Easier to adjust, I suppose if you are a newbie operator.
    ...
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    My point is and has been, you can not take advantage of the extreme tilt of having the 2 side links. I know that I could not and I have a 75hp, 12,000lb tractor with 1000lb+ implements and work in...
  70. Re: Want/need a bigger/better landscape rake. Help me pick.

    I'm lost. :confused2: Please show me the rake that ETA builds that does not have the offset feature.
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    Disc Harrow Re: Disc for 100hp tractor

    Those are the magic words. :thumbsup:
  72. Re: Want/need a bigger/better landscape rake. Help me pick.

    Land Pride's LR3784 is 488lbs, but pretty sure that it is more than double the cost of the ETA rake that I recommended. For a landscape rake, pretty hard to get past that 500lb level, 400lbs should...
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    Disc Harrow Re: Disc for 100hp tractor

    Doesn't make any difference, I wasn't planting anything, just getting rid of the weeds. I've rototilled ground before and it was no better than what is in the picture.
  74. Re: Want/need a bigger/better landscape rake. Help me pick.

    Here it is as I see it. You have some serious work to be done several times a year. Unless you are retired and have nothing else to do, you need implements that get work done quicker and easier than...
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    Disc Harrow Re: Disc for 100hp tractor

    I'm no farmer. So this should not be planted for a food plot? :confused:
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    Disc Harrow Re: Disc for 100hp tractor

    Based on the info that you have given, if I were you, I would be looking at the 9 footers here.

    Assuming that you don't want to waste time, I personally would not even consider anything under...
  77. Re: Want/need a bigger/better landscape rake. Help me pick.

    My :2cents:.

    Forget about the ETA rake that you linked to and get the 84" rake that sdef has. They are not the same rake. This rake is the best landscape rake for the $$$ that is available IMO....
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    3-Point Hitch Re: 3-Point Question

    All I know is that it works from ground level on down. I have a lot of decomposed granite that I have to drill through. It can be so hard that I have had water sit in shallow holes for days, which is...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: 3-Point Question

    Here, is a Land Pride down pressure cylinder on a Land Pride PD35.

    Having a hydraulic side link is extremely useful getting the auger plumb when drilling on a bit of a side slope.

    As far as a...
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    If it would have been built without that spacer at the top, then you would have the room to have it extended half way and be level. Then you would be able to tilt both directions and have an equal...
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    Vince, it may very well be that your side link is actually built to be fully retracted to be level. Many units are built to be run in that manor.

    I build my hydraulic side links to mimic the...
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    Steve, I understand what you are saying when working on an opposite slope, but again, the tractor will only cut X amount. Your JD side link has the implement level when fully retracted. How often do...
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    What do you gain with all the tilt that the cylinder gets you? It's not like you can actually put an implement in the ground 2' deep and make a single pull and have a ditch done? To get a deep...
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    I'm not saying that 2 are no good. Just that if you have a set that is set up properly, or at least what I consider set up properly, there are VERY few instances where 2 hydraulic side links serve...
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    Re: Upsized Hydraulic Clyinders for Loaders

    Why not just increase the PSI, much easier and zero $$$ spent.
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    So you consider having to lower the 3pt hitch to match the cut depth of the right side a good reason to have 2 hydraulic side links? Whatever:confused3: That is not getting a different result than a...
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    Richard, other than using an offset rear blade that needs to be extremely tilted for cleaning out an existing ditch or even cutting a new ditch, which by the way you could do with the blade itself...
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    All of that is easily accomplished with a single cylinder built to have the implement level at mid stroke. I am a HUGE advocate of having the float function feature for both top & tilt cylinders.
    ...
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    Re: Box blade for BX2230

    The orange unit has 3 rippers, the yellow unit has 4 rippers and clevis type hitch. The yellow unit is much stronger at the hitch.
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    Re: Advice on Rear Blade

    If you have drainage problems, then a good rear blade would be the place to start. Be sure to get the rear blade with skid shoes. They really do make using the implement easier. Here is a link to...
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    Comparison Re: Kubota L3301 vs Mahindra 1533/2538

    Any of those will serve you fine. Simply cannot emphasize enough to actually put you butt in the seat of each one. What is all comfy and feels great to one of us may be the absolute wrong machine for...
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    Re: Advice on Rear Blade

    With everything that you have mentioned, these are the items or equivalent items that I would be looking at. Personally have by the way.

    General road maintenance, a land plane grading scraper...
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Blade or Rear Grader Blade?

    Bruce, we have never used it. Got it with a bunch of other stuff and it sits where it sets for the last 12+ years. Honestly, with all the different implements that I have, there is no reason to spend...
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Blade or Rear Grader Blade?

    Have to agree with this. I can't say that I have heard anyone with a rear blade that weighs in at or above 100lbs per foot width complain about it not working well. Just sort of how it typically is....
  95. Re: Needed: Close up pics of fel 3rd function plumbing please

    Not your tractor, but it may help.
  96. Re: Hydraulic Side Link sizing & other questions

    Unless you are going to be using draft control, just use the top pin location. That should take care you the binding issue.

    Nothing wrong with the factory outlet location, your hoses are long. You...
  97. Re: 84" Too much bucket for Kubota M7060 HDC12?

    Multiple buckets. I have a 78" digging bucket and an 84" materials bucket. These have worked out excellent for me. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Stopping leak down

    Double piloted check valve.
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    Re: Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    I am fairly certain that all the industrial machines are now coming with double hydraulic side links as well as 3pt down pressure. But those are quite different animals than what our utility tractors...
  100. Thread: Box blade

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    Re: Box blade

    Typically when talking about NEW implements, the costs are directly related to the quality & true duty ability of the implement. A $1000 box blade doesn't even come close to a $2000 box blade as well...
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