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    Chipper Re: Wallenstein constantly getting clogged

    Willow and Birch, which are often used for basket making because of their pliancy, are the two worst branches to chip. Let them dry for a month before chipping or consider burning.

    There is...
  2. Re: What do you use to lubricate the 3 point hitch assembly?

    I like wet graphite spray or liquid wax lube, also known as bicycle chain lube. Home Depot now sells spray wax lube under their HDX brand.

    The carrier in wet graphite spray evaporates in seconds,...
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    Re: First pair of bibs!

    Get the button attachment kind. The clam shell clamp-type do not hold when you have fifteen pounds of tools in your pockets.
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    Tiller Re: Which attachment for tilling turf?

    How deep is your fertile topsoil?

    How deep would you run a Subsoiler or Plow without bringing up infertile subsoil?
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    Tiller Re: Which attachment for tilling turf?

    A great plan for Connecticut, a great plan for Florida, but the OP is in MAINE, aka ROCKVILLE.

    I think he is going to need to mow very short first, then plow, using a Chisel Plow, Moldboard Plow...
  6. Rotary Cutter Re: To top link or not to top link, that is my question... (Kinda...)

    But the Top Link did prevent the R/C from flipping over onto the operator's station, potentially and historically a lethal scenario.
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    Re: Repairing old disc

    Agri-Supply and Shoup carry an enormous inventory of bearings and other parts for Disc Harrows. One or both will have friction bearings sized for the Tufline.


    Agri Supply - Search
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    Re: HP for landscape rake?

    Befco equipment enjoys a good reputation weight and ruggedness on T-B-N. I would only buy a 'standard series' Befco Landscape Rake with tines connected to the frame by two fasteners.

    LINK:
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    Re: HP for landscape rake?

    One gauge wheel juts out pretty far when the rake is pulled angled. Therefore, rake is more maneuverable without gauge wheels.

    Note: I do not have T'nT. I use gauge wheels most of the time...
  10. Rotary Cutter Re: To top link or not to top link, that is my question... (Kinda...)

    Brian is right. If you are pushing your R/C up a bank, and then a blade hits something, the R/C can flip right up onto the operator's station and kill you. Run your chain through a pipe.
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    Re: Cat 2 subsoiler?

    Monroe Tufline makes over spec implements.

    Agriculture Subsoilers - Monroe Tufline
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    Re: used 4", County Line tiller

    Original price is correct. $1,000 is an excellent price, if you need a tiller.
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    Re: rotary cutter help

    That R/C has a spindly frame and mast. It is very light duty. No wonder the original owner improvised additional bracing for the tail wheel.

    I would not invest in the repair of this R/C. One...
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    Re: I'm looking for a landscape rake

    You want a Landscape Rake to cover your rear tire tracks WHEN USED ON AN ANGLE, moving dirt across the face of the rake to fill low spots. For a B7800 72" width is about right. It will extend...
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    Re: Finally bought an L5450

    Often the result irregularly mounting counterbalance on the Three Point Hitch when carrying loads in the FEL bucket over uneven ground. Lack of Three Point counterbalance stresses the front axle...
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    Re: Rotary cutter / "position control"

    Positon Control returns 3-Pt to exact position it was in before, so position is repeatable. Most small tractors do not have Positon Control.

    Here is a link to my thread reviewing check chain...
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    Re: rotary cutter help

    AMoore: Respond completely to the folks devoting their time to help you.
  18. Backhoe Re: Kubota B7500HST with Woods BH6000 backhoe?

    This statement should have been your thread opener.
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    Re: rotary cutter help

    A Rotary Cutter suitable for cutting 3" trees will require at least 75-PTO horsepower from the tractor and will weigh at least 1,700 pounds cantilevered past the rear axle, making the front end...
  20. Backhoe Re: Kubota B7500HST with Woods BH6000 backhoe?

    Mounting a Backhoe on an old tractor, especially a small older tractor, does not seem to work out.

    A new Backhoe is very expensive, probably $6000 with tractor hydraulics, which you will never get...
  21. Re: Plow vs scraper blade for driveway maintenance

    If you do this, you will bend or distort the cutting edge before long; then the blade's cutting ability will be permanently impaired. You need the weight designed into the blade, not added on.
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    Re: toolbox suggestions for farm and tractor

    I keep spare lynch pins and a 6" Torpedo Level in mine. I use the Torpedo Level to level Bush Hog, Disc Harrow, Box Blade and 2-12 Moldboard Plow. Faster than doing it by "eye".
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    Re: New land owner, clearing land help

    You probably should do some reading in the LAND CLEARING Forum, which is under the RELATED EQUIPMENT Forum.
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    Re: Trouble with Woods PTO shaft collar

    WD-40 is fine hooking up but as the PTO implement is worked the spline connection gets hot and the WD-40 evaporates, leaving you mostly un-lubed trying to get the PTO shaft off. Eureka Fluid Film...
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    Re: Dissapointed in my Kubota B-3000

    If the OP had the Kubota dealer trailer the tractor in and out for repair, the transportation would have been reasonable at 50 miles X 4 = 200 X $2.00 = $400.
  26. Re: Disc Harrow Selection For 18-45 Horsepower Tractors (Revision 2b)

    West Marine has RING COTTERS in tractor useful sizes.


    LINK:
    WEST MARINE Stainless-Steel Cotter Rings | West Marine
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    Re: Box Blade? Opinions if ya got one thanks

    All of the tractor implements at my TSC in Florida have Tarter Manufacturing stickers on them. My computer show the same TSC BB yours does, but that is not what is on the lot at my local TSC.
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    Re: To Buy or Not To Buy...

    It is always a crapshoot buying used equipment.

    If your NH T1510 has proved dependable and is large enough for your needs, stay with it.
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    Re: Hello from WNY

    First time ever someone has posted their tractor parts are cheap. Hopefully, a new trend for parts prices.

    Welcome.
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    Re: Dissapointed in my Kubota B-3000

    I wonder too.
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    Re: Dissapointed in my Kubota B-3000

    What operating stress was applied to your tractor to cause the compressor failure?

    You seem to be implying a complaint about Kubota's warranty, but your first sentence states the warranty expired...
  32. 3-Point Hitch Re: JD 790 won't lift rear wheel of my King Kutter 4' Bush Hog

    Shorten the Top Link of the Three Point Hitch and the rear wheel will come up.

    Make sure the PTO shaft does not bottom as the shaft telescopes in on itself. If shaft does bottom, shaft will need...
  33. Re: Plow vs scraper blade for driveway maintenance

    The correct nomenclature for that implement is an Angle Blade or Rear Blade.

    These threads get confused, fast, when non-standard descriptives are used.

    Angle Blades are mostly adjusted on a...
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    Re: Why do you live where you live?

    I was born in Seattle. My siblings live in and around Seattle. We visit Seattle during the Winter.

    My lot and residence in North Florida cost 1/3 to buy and build relative to its Seattle area...
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    Re: Why do you live where you live?

    You have 110 acres in the Vatican? Your wife was raised in the Vatican?

    Man, you have an "in".
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    Re: Why do you live where you live?

    FLORIDA. NORTH FLORIDA IN PARTICULAR.

    I worked in multi-state sales. Moved to Florida because: 1. Florida does not have state income tax, so that money could go into retirement fund and 2. ...
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    Re: How to drive Kubota L3430 HST Uphill

    Have you found the page in your Operator's Manual that specs max speed in each of three HST gear ranges?

    You need to reply to your correspondents.
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    Re: Hello From Northern California!

    Do you drink wine while working on those vehicles?
  39. Re: Disc Harrow Selection For 18-45 Horsepower Tractors (Revision 2b)

    Nomenclature for this taper-ended security ring is a RING COTTER. Hard to find in hardware stores, more available in marine supply stores; intermittently available in 1" and 1-1/2" sizes on eBay.
  40. Re: Disc Harrow Selection For 18-45 Horsepower Tractors (Revision 2b)

    Using information from Howse Disc Harrow Operator's Manual as an example:

    Howse DHT-20>>>20/20">>>7-1/2' width>>>9" pan spacing>>>1-1/8" axle>>>Cat I/II>>>1,068 pounds = 53.4 pounds per pan>>>...
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    Re: How to drive Kubota L3430 HST Uphill

    i.e.: Use the hand throttle to increase engine revolutions.
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    Re: How to drive Kubota L3430 HST Uphill

    Keep auditing T-B-N and you will soon be a tractor operating genius.
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    Re: How to drive Kubota L3430 HST Uphill

    You are fortunate to have a low hour Kubota L3430 as your first tractor.

    I have an L3560 HST, your tractor's direct descendent, as my third tractor, my second Kubota HST tractor.

    HST...
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    Re: What size rotary cutter

    1. That was 31-hp/PTO in 1955. Even restored you probably have less, especially as it is gas. Your tractor is 2-WD, which is no big deal UNLESS you will mow slopes. On slopes both uphill traction...
  45. 3-Point Hitch Re: Does the s650g three point hitch have down pressure?

    No tractor Three Point Hitch has down pressure.

    If Three Point Hitch had down pressure, down pressure would merely raise rear wheels off the ground.

    All non-PTO implements are dependent on...
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    Re: Alabama metal building or pole barn

    You will mostly get HELLOS in the New Member forum.

    I recommend you re-post your thread in Rural Living forum, including approximate size building you are interested in. You will get a lot more...
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    Re: Cleaning up the "Back 40"

    I can see you will utilize the Backhoe plenty.
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    Re: 12" moldboard plow desirability

    If you will be pulling a single bottom plow, 12"-14"-16" are equal for sod.

    A 12" Moldboard Plow will turn soil 5" - 7" deep; that is the range.

    A 2X or 3X 12" Moldboard Plow is usually best...
  49. Thread: Plow vs Disc

    by jeff9366
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    Re: Plow vs Disc

    Did you have livestock in the pasture, so the ground is really hard?

    If so, either a Chisel Plow or a Moldboard Plow should be your first step.

    A Chisel Plow may allow you to keep the grass...
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    Re: Help me pick a tractor to pursue

    You gave your primary mission as "mowing grass at camp".

    A BX has only 9" ground clearance, before the MMM is attached. Is 9" enough?

    I would not use a MMM to cut around any camp in my area.
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  51. Re: Mowing With Own Equipment For Extra Cash (Good or Bad)

    In a rational business model you must determine your costs before setting a price.



    While I know my costs, I work only for myself; nothing outside.
  52. Re: Mowing With Own Equipment For Extra Cash (Good or Bad)

    After owning three tractors I figure my tractor-loader operating cost, including depreciation but WITHOUT insurance, at $30 per hour. Depreciation on implements additional. Insurance additional. ...
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    Re: 79 MF 245 Orchard

    If you determine the correct part name and part number there is a good chance your part is sold on eBay.

    Your tractor is at least 34 years old; expect regular repairs.

    Do you have a MF245...
  54. Re: Question (maybe dumbest of the day) about Attachments/Implements

    Did your reference mention anything about Noah's tractor(s)?
  55. Re: Question (maybe dumbest of the day) about Attachments/Implements

    Attachments.

    A PTO powered generator is an attachment too.

    If a little tiny bird perches itself on the Three Point Hitch it remains just a tiny little bird.

    Question: How many Angels can...
  56. Re: Question (maybe dumbest of the day) about Attachments/Implements

    Implements are ground contact equipment PULLED by the tractor.

    Attachments mount on the tractor indirectly, usually through the Front End Loader; attachments are only indirectly linked to the...
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    Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade...?

    It seems as though you want to renovate and smooth your pasture so you can mow it with a Zero Turn mower.

    Unfortunately, to renovate pasture requires a pretty heavy tractor, a moldboard plow and a...
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    Re: RED KAP 100% Cotton Work Wear

    Today's Red Kap 100% cotton shirts are like the Sears & Roebuck work shirts of thirty years ago.

    Pants and coveralls also available in 100% cotton. I have both.
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    RED KAP 100% Cotton Work Wear

    I do not have a canopy on my tractor.

    In Florida the sun is strong all year, fierce during the summer.

    In lieu of a tractor canopy I wear a wide-brimmed straw hat and long sleeves operating my...
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    Re: Decided I need (want) a UTV

    Polaris has a battery powered UTV which has been well reviewed here.
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    Re: Check chains on a Kubota L3800

    Here is a Kubota check-chain LINK:

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/kubota-owning-operating/271185-kubota-b3300su-zerco-check-chains.html?highlight=
  62. Re: King Kutter L-60-40-p Rotary Mower Question

    I bought a used KK L-60-40 and used it for several years. It worked fine behind my Kubota B3300SU, 33-hp/25-hp PTO. It cut 1" fine. Max for me was 1-1/2" stuff well spaced out so the RC would not...
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    Kubota L3560 Rear Storage

    A minor custom touch.

    I wanted a place for my 5/16" Logging Chains convenient to the rear of the tractor.

    I moved the small, gray, plastic, Kubota tool box from the rear to the left fender. ...
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    Re: Bought New Tractor!!

    Have you considered the alternative of a wide-brimmed straw hat?

    I find a straw hat very satisfactory in Florida. Walmart, TSC, etc offer a very wide selection of very wide-brimmed hats.

    I...
  65. Thread: Hello

    by jeff9366
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    Re: Hello

    Tell us about your Dynahoe AD.
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    Re: Bought New Tractor!!

    Does not the ROPS fold on the L3240, after the removal of one threaded pin on each side of the ROPS?
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    Re: Looking for info

    If you select the FORUMS button, then cursor down to BRAND SPECIFIC FORUMS, there is a ISEKI section with 1,486 Iseki specific threads. Hopefully, some of these will help you.
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    Re: Newbie from the city

    Welcome from the Suwannee River.
  69. Thread: New member

    by jeff9366
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    Re: New member

    Will you trailer new tractor between properties? Does the highway dip and climb repeatedly? Do you own a suitable trailer, suitable vehicle?

    Is road maintenance something you need to do? ...
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    Re: Talk about some good eating!

    I've drooled into my keyboard.
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    Re: New guy on the block

    How about HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY?

    Welcome from Florida.
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    Buying Advice Re: Overwhelmed by options

    Kubota Tractor Acceptance Corporation (KTAC) had a post on here recently, justifying insurance price increases for new and 1-2-3-4-5 year old tractors on the basis of higher resale/replacement costs...
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    Re: Hydro vs Gear Drive ??

    HST develops highest torque at lowest operating speeds. For pulling logs up hills HST would by your optimum transmission choice.

    Your horsepower question is really not germane. It would be...
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    Buying Advice Re: Narrowing the tractor selection pool

    Here are pictures of my former 2,000 pound Kubota B3300SU, with LA504 FEL, carrying Oak tree trunks on Payne's Aluminum Debris Forks.

    (Always with rear ballast on the 3-Pt.)

    Kubota L3560 with...
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    Buying Advice Re: Narrowing the tractor selection pool

    I own and operate a Kubota L3560 with LA805 FEL. Kubota provided the manuals "free" with the tractor-loader.

    My retiree avocation is maintaining/improving woodland trails and wooded common areas...
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    Buying Advice Re: Narrowing the tractor selection pool

    Weight mounts up quickly.

    From Kubota L3560/LA805 Operator's Manuals:

    HST Tractor---------------------------3,649 pounds (presumably with Ag tires)

    LA805 Loader* -----------------------1,279...
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    Buying Advice Re: Overwhelmed by options

    For your relatively small acreage you probably want a specialty "narrow" Vineyard and Orchard Tractor, rather than a standard width tractor, so you do not waste space between rows.

    LINKS:
    ...
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    Buying Advice Re: Overwhelmed by options

    Are you retired so this project will be supplemental income, or does this plan replace a day job so it is 'make or break'?
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    Buying Advice Re: Overwhelmed by options

    Following LINK is to threads from the T-B-N archive which my be helpful.

    LINK:
    ...
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    Buying Advice Re: Narrowing the tractor selection pool

    Selection can be made while seated if you are at least six feet tall.

    You raise the Three Point Hitch, then pull the long lever from the driver's seat to unlatch the "rollover" mechanism. Gravity...
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    Re: New Member Intro

    I have never owned nor operated a 4-in-1 bucket, so I cannot advise you.

    I tried to look up LVA8232 via Deere with no luck. I am always learning.

    Good luck to you.
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    Re: Time to Upgrade

    When you research tractor specs know that widths are always specified with R1/Ag tires. Tractor widths with R4/Industrial tires will be 8" to 14" wider.

    My L3560, smallest of the 'Grand Ls', is...
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    Re: Time to Upgrade

    I went through what you are going through. Started with a JD750, same size as Kubota BX series. After 400 hours I thought I knew what I wanted so bought a new Kubota B3300SU tractor loader. Man,...
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    Re: New Member Intro

    If you post regularly, work on using standard tractor terminology. "Draft link" does not relate anything specific on T-B-N.

    Tractors are fundamentally PULLING machines. When you PUSH with a...
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    Re: Grease gun issue

    Link is to several threads from the T-B-N archive on loading/filling grease guns.

    LINK:
    ...
  86. Thread: new guy

    by jeff9366
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    Re: new guy

    I was stationed is Scotland during 1966, while in the US Navy.

    Guinness had an ad that year: 1066, Battle of Hastings; 1966, Bottle of Guinness.

    Can't forget the date. Wish other history was...
  87. Thread: new guy

    by jeff9366
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    Re: new guy

    1066: Battle of Hastings.
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    Re: 3-point hitch top link issue

    Harry Ferguson books:

    HARRY FERGUSON, INVENTOR & PIONEER - Colin Fraser

    THE FERGUSON TRACTOR STORY - Stuart Gibbard

    Both available on eBay recently.
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    Buying Advice Re: Narrowing the tractor selection pool

    Yes, it is a Rollover Box Blade, mine is Bush Hog brand.

    Rollovers are quite a lot heavier than standard Box Blades. The Rollover mechanism is simple and functional.

    Rollover Box Blades...
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    Buying Advice Re: Narrowing the tractor selection pool

    Condsider optional (L2296) 72" Heavy Duty Round Back Bucket which comes with standard SSQA (Skid Steer Quick Attachment)

    Standard 72" Square Bucket is 331 pounds. Optional 72" L2296 is 397...
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    Buying Advice Re: Narrowing the tractor selection pool

    Kubota Grand L's share a single Operator's Manual. Under IMPLEMENT LIMITATIONS/ROTARY CUTTER Kubota's official recommendations are:

    (width/weight pounds)

    L3560 72"/770 pounds

    L4060...
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    Re: 3-point hitch top link issue

    I just finished a biography of Henry Ford; I INVENTED THE MODERN AGE.

    Henry Ford and Harry Ferguson were similar eccentrics, with at times bizarre outlooks on consumers and manufacturing.
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    Buying Advice Re: Advice needed!

    You do not need additional rear hydraulic ports to operate a Rotary Cutter nor Disc Harrow.

    Rear hydraulic ports are most useful when pulling a 'standard' Box Blade, which requires quite a lot of...
  94. Re: Cracker Barrel fires good hearted vet, 73, after helping needy

    X's 3


    jeff9366
    ex-US Navy
  95. Thread: Fair Price?

    by jeff9366
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    Re: Fair Price?

    Considering the low hours, indoor storage, implements and attachments included, $!7,500 is a very good price.

    Go for it.
  96. Re: JD price quote 2014 3032e -- am i being ripped off?

    The complexity of tractor offerings has to contribute too. I closely follow Kubota and it is difficult for me differentiate between the offerings and where they are made. Deere's offerings are more...
  97. Thread: L 4600

    by jeff9366
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    Re: L 4600

    The OP is seeking a right Lifting Rod, adjustable by a crank.
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    Re: Hello from the Florida panhandle

    Greetings from the Suwannee River.
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    Buying Advice Re: Advice needed!

    L3800 is a good tractor. Mostly made in the USA.

    I have a Land Pride RCF2060 and have found it to be rugged and reliable, pulled forward. Less rugged being pushed in reverse.

    What is the pan...
  100. Re: JD price quote 2014 3032e -- am i being ripped off?

    Negotiation is give and take. You are not going to be effective if you unload the uncertainty, angst and aggression you have expressed here, on the dealer, who may differ from your views.

    Tier...
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