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    Re: Who's on Medicare?

    AARP Advantage has worked real well for my wife the last 5 years. She has the pharmacy add-on also. Her medical bills are very low on some co-pays. I have Military Tricare for life with Medicare. ...
  2. Re: Trying to locate the 3ph Pressure Relief Valve on my B7800

    I would be willing to bet that PRV, as shown, is mounted on the surface of the HST somewhere. Per the text the pressure is adjusted by adding/removing shims behind the tension spring. My dealer's...
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    Re: Garage Concrete Slab - Rebar Schedule

    The axiom "all concrete cracks" is true; the key is to get it to crack where you want it to. That is what control, joints, and expansion joints is all about construction joints. Putting all this in...
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    Re: Garage Concrete Slab - Rebar Schedule

    House and garage slabs today are more commonly reinforced with fiber in the mix and no steel. Cracks are usually caused by poorly compacted subgrade, excess mix water, and shrinkage of the concrete...
  5. Re: Trying to locate the 3ph Pressure Relief Valve on my B7800

    Looks the same as my BX. It controls every thing on the implement side including the 3PT. If so; it is located on the HST case behind the left rear tire. I could be entirely wrong on this, may be...
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    Re: Welding Cast Iron to regular steel

    Good application for brazing, lot lower heat to distort things. There are some arc rods out there for arc welding as a braze process. Perfect for this project. Lays in a nice smooth fillet.

    Ron
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    Re: Learning curve on a mini-excavator?

    Don't under estimate your BX. I use mine a lot to clear trees and brush. I made a very agressive tooth bar for the FEL and have 4 clamp on forks for the FEL. I can push small trees (up to 4")...
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    Re: Help with BX25D Hydraulic issue

    "Oh one other thing. On the strainer on the back side ofor the pump there's a valve above or below it, cant remember but does a push pull motion... those holes on that valve suppose to be wide open...
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    Re: Help with BX25D Hydraulic issue

    A vortex is like your bathtub drain when the water swirls in a circle and sucking air down the middle. Indicates the pump is not getting enough fluid. here is no way to get air mixed into the fluid...
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    Re: Help with BX25D Hydraulic issue

    In reviewing the WSM circuit diagram I see no place where the circuit is under a vacuum (required to suck in air). The return lines to the tank are sized to have a nominal pressure and dump to the...
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    Re: Kubota BH77 hydraulic line question

    Sorry I missed something in the dialog. Obviously your L is piped different. My BH is the first implement on the circuit so if the PB is not completed the 3 point doesn't work. I was confused with...
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    Re: Kubota BH77 hydraulic line question

    Just hook your feeder circuit same as the BH. If you want to move the tractor w/the chipper on it; make sure your feeder valve has the three ports, P, PB, and T. Some valves can be modified with a...
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    Re: BX Auxiliary Chain Box mod!

    Mark, what do you do: wax your BX every week. Mine does not have time to wax its self between jobs so is no longer shiny, plus I have to store outside.

    My first day in the wood pile and that box...
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    Re: Three Legged Chicken

    I hate the legs, I'm a breast man myself so I will pass on the multi-leg varieties. How about someone breed up a crawling chicken. OxyCodone gives me hallucinations so I'll see what I can conjure...
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    Re: Portable Generators

    I have never encountered a problem with my computers and ancillary gear using my 17.5 KW gen set and a 1 KW UPS. Never used it W/O the UPS. All the fancy electronics on the appliances do not seem...
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    Re: Kubota BH77 hydraulic line question

    Your L is piped the same as my BX. The looped hose goes from the Power, (hydraulic pressure supply) usually labeled "P" for power, to the next valve in the circuit. That hose provides the power to...
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    Re: Kubota BH77 hydraulic line question

    Does your L have a power beyond circuit? What ever valve(s) you use on an implement will have to maintain the PB circuit or nothing else will work. That means 3 hoses. Maybe you don't need to have...
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    Re: Tree spade build

    I will be watching this post as I am also needing to build a spade to attach to my BX QH FEL adapter I am building now. I need to replant 100 small fir tree saplings. Need to dig the new hole and...
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    Re: Filter Frustration

    It is a lot easier to match stuff up at the counter rather than some web site, less chance for mistakes.

    Ron
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    Re: Filter Frustration

    I have had good results cross referencing filters at NAPA. IMHO their WIX line is as good a product as any OEM that you pay 2-3 prices for to pay for their label on what really is a stock item. No...
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    Re: Electric Log Splitter

    The vent opening only has a 10/32 bolt; opening it keeps the oil in when moving around.
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    Re: Tractor tipping point

    Experience is the best teacher as long as you stay on the safe side. The little SCUTs like my BX are especially vulnerable even though they have a low CG due to small tires. The wheel spacing is...
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    Re: Electric Log Splitter

    The biggest problem I have with the 5 ton electrics is hired help. They are not as careful and tend to forget to open the hydraulic tank vent. Not opening the vent when splitting is guaranteed to...
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    Re: Critical Temp for HST and its Fluid

    Thanks a lot guys. The 100 degrees over ambient seems to be the consensus including the shop foreman at my dealers. He said as far as he knows Kubota does not discuss what may be the CRITICAL TEMP...
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    Re: line ??

    Uniquely just the other day I was discussing flaring Hyd tube with my local hydraulic shop and using brake line material. He stated they use a 45 degree flaring tool due to the very costly 37 degree...
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    Critical Temp for HST and its Fluid

    I have been searching for info on the maximum operating temp for my BX25 HST. Chewing up my HST fan is a constant possibility with the where and how I operate the tractor. Currently need to have...
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    How Many Hours on Your BX?

    Just wondering about some of the posts on BX maintenance and the bragging about not having any issues. It seems the average user of compact tractor only put a max of 50 Hrs/year. My BX 25 is a 2011...
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    Ear Wigs Love Diesel

    We have more ear wigs than ever before. They sure love to camp around diesel fuel. Went to fill the tractor yesterday and they came crawling out of the fill hos; gave it a crank and about 50...
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    Re: Ford Edge or what's better?

    We just traded our 2007 Edge for a 2016 that had only 2K miles on it. They have really made some improvements since 2007. Road noise is almost non-existent. We were looking at new ones as they had...
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    BX 25 HST Interlock Switch

    Awhile back I posted on another thread about their BX quitting when the HST pedal was depressed. I had the same problem traced to the HST interlock switch coming loose and not making contact. This...
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    Re: Electric Log Splitter

    I use a HF electric 5 ton splitter. The big splitters are over rated and the little ones under rated. Knotty wood it won't handle goes on the burn pile. We have cut and split 3' logs by hand into...
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    Re: USAA Insurance Questions

    USAA's member rules have been liberalized a lot. When they started it was only for active duty officers. I am a member and so are some of my kids. I am a retired reserve officer. It is now open...
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    Re: Scorpion mobility

    I grew up in the AZ Salt River Valley (Phoenix). We had several varieties and they were everywhere. Yes, they can climb just about any thing. Had to be careful at night to watch where you put your...
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    Re: Tiller Depth - for Sub-Compacts

    I use a LP RTR055 with my BX which has 17 HP at the PTO. Works great. Once the soil is loosened up after several passes I get a 6-7" + depth, buries the tiller shaft in the soil. I have added a...
  35. Re: Replacement Battery for John Deere part number LVA15187 in a 2520 Compact

    I would try NAPA first. They can match to most anything. Ask for their Military Discount if eligible or their Fleet Discount. Last place I would by a generic part is at the tractor dealers. Napa...
  36. Re: Transporting Tractor 1000 miles, Rent??

    Look at renting a truck and trailer from someone like Hertz at the pickup point that lets you one way stuff. Fly there and drive home. Probably a wash cost over having it hauled. There are...
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    Re: Kubota Safety switch

    If they are like the ones on my BX; the bracket is mounted by two 6/32 bolts with Phillips head. Could not get them to stay tight. Replaced with graded torque screws and lock washers. Problem has...
  38. Re: Great way (not) to transport your oxygen cylinder

    I took welding in high school and part of the training was changing O2 bottles and servicing the acetylene generator. Kids were changing O2 and knocked over one. Valve broke off. The rocket...
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    Re: BX home made loader arm attatchments?

    I have the QH for my BX25 FEL. If the BX25 bucket pins are the same as yours it should work on your earlier BX. I am in the process of making a piece of 6" channel to fit the QH. then I will make...
  40. Re: Terrible and Rude parts "dealer" Bills Tractor

    That type sign would turn me out the door, indicates how the view their customers. I am on the side of good customer service which is sorely lacking in the retail market place. When treated rudely...
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    Re: Burning Brush

    Around here we always burn in the rain. Piles are usually wet but a propane burner, leaf blower plus some accelerant and we quickly get a fire storm going. Rain keeps the smoke away from the...
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    Re: Portable Generators

    Generac's are vulnerable to Gasahol, carbs will corrode. I solved the problem by using Staybil 360 Marine additive. Mine (17.5 KW) has worked fine for 18 months now after making the fuel change. ...
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Changing oil

    Unless the oil is dirty or has metal particles in it, why change it. In that service there is rally no source of contaminants except internal wear.

    Ron
  44. Re: Help please? getting access to BX-24 brake adjustment

    If there was no change with the BX25; the only adjustment is the free travel. The brake disc is in the HST case and requires partial disassembly of the case to replace (the only option). The HST...
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    Re: Portable Generators

    I have a Generac 17,500 KW that works real well for me. I have an emergency panel (100A) that feeds all but the 240V loads. They are on sale often. Somebody (not sure who) just had them for $2600....
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    Re: side to side counterbalance

    A water tank would make the problem worse as the water would flow to the low side the opposite of where you want it.

    Ron
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    Re: Gasoline Prices Going Down?

    2.49 Today in Tacoma WA. It has been lower in the recent past. Seems to fluctuate quite often. We get gas rebate $ from Kroger. Used .30 of that today. Then we here in WA have the higest gas tax...
  48. Re: BX 3PT Lowering Speed Adjusting Valve Stuck

    Thanks for the responses, gives me an idea where to start.

    Ron
  49. BX 3PT Lowering Speed Adjusting Valve Stuck

    Need some help from you old time BX owners/mechanics.

    BX 25 is 5 years old and 1500 Hrs. I have not used the LSAV very much; usually set at medium speed, seldom lock in either full open or closed...
  50. Re: Hydraulic Relief Valve Adjustment for Bx2230 and Bx1830

    Remember 1mm = 39 PSI. you do the math. I went to 2000 PSI. Have no idea what happens if you go more.

    Ron
  51. Re: Business/liability insurance recommendations?

    Most states require a business license and tax license. States like WA where I am also require you to have a contractor's license if you charge by the job. Plus there are county and cities to also...
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    Re: BX25 HST Fan Replacement

    Seems like I read on a previous post that there is enough end play in the shaft to get the fan in and out by pulling it apart with a come-along, less than 1 hour job.

    I did have mine replaced by...
  53. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    The white sludge is basically calcium hydroxide or commonly known as "slacked lime" All the other impurities wind up in that sludge also. Is this chemistry 101?

    Ron
  54. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    Generators can be very dangerous if not maintained and used properly

    Ron
  55. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    I just remember seeing acetylene (carbide generator) on the first automobiles made. Any body seen other uses?

    Ron
  56. Re: Maybe old hat for you serious welders but saw this at my LWS

    I haven't seen on of those generators for a mighty long time. I took a welding class in high school early 50s and that is how we got our acetylene. My Dad also had one of the portables that we used...
  57. Re: My first of many Retaining Walls to tame my slope - DIY

    Mark, just so you don't start adding terraces every 10'. How many hours on your BX now? I am pushing 1500.

    Ron
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    Re: Night shots!?!

    Mark, Down here they also ban stumps from burn piles so sweat again. I cheat on that also for ones my BX will lift. I have had stumps burn for days.

    Ron
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    Chipper Re: PTO Shaft spinns

    Some shafts have a bolt with self locking nut left with play. Do you have the manual? Should say what grade. My Land Pride implements use a grade 2 bolt. Past posts have discussed the grade, some...
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    Re: Night shots!?!

    Mark,

    Here in South Kitsap County we are not allowed to burn at night. I cheat sometimes when the flames have died and no wind forecast. I have 3 piles started for 10' Diameter burns. I always...
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    Re: any pipe fitter/welders

    Welded seam pipe is okay to use for the low pressures of the OP's project. FYI- A53 seamed pipe is identified as grade A or B and Class F. A53 is also made in seamless and is Class S. A106 is only...
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    Re: any pipe fitter/welders

    Steel butt weld fittings fittings are forged steel not cast. I assumed the OP was really using those type. Shield Arc; there is a big difference in the various venues for pipe welding. Navy marine...
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    Re: any pipe fitter/welders

    Arc Weld is right. I fitted for a lot of SS process pipe welding. Tigged, always three passes on pipe above 2". What is the end use? Pressure, structural, appearance? Two passes of Tig for...
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    Re: Hydraulic temp gauge install on BX

    I'll be watching this to see if anything crops up.
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    Traction Re: How steep a Hill?

    I use Aqua's method a lot. I have hilly terrain to traverse most of the time. When I first got my BX I experimented a lot before taking it onto the hills sideways. Backing up is better than...
  66. Re: Quality and Honest RV Repair in Oklahoma

    Bird and Exfax,

    Passed it on to my SIL. His damage estimate is $8K. Amazing what a simple tire fault can do. Lesson learned for RV users, keep up on those tires, don't try to get the last mile...
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    Re: Speeco Quick Hitch questions

    I have a HF QH and a Land Pride mower. Had to modify the HF some, that's another story. LP's web site has all their operating manuals and parts manuals for free down load; recommend you get the LP...
  68. Re: How to repair plastic bodywork on Kubota BX24

    you can hot air torch weld it but you need to know what the material is as different plastics are not always compatible. HF has a decent kit that is inexpensive. Some time you can scavenge a piece...
  69. Quality and Honest RV Repair in Oklahoma

    Looking for help to find a RV repair shop in a 50 mile radius of OK City that specializes in suspension and tire problems. Can any of you OK Tbners help him out. The story:

    My son-in-law is...
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    Re: Mortars and Rockets, Right to Ignite.

    RIGHTS!! You do not have the right to jeopardize the lives or property of your neighbors.

    You mention mortars and rockets; most states (WA, OR, ID I know do) require a Professional...
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    Re: Kubota rotoriller seal leaking

    Most bearing supply companies can match up both bearings and seals. Such items are not normally not made specific for the equipment manufacturers. Over the years I have matched up (sometimes exact...
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    Re: Newbie Questions....

    LP provides a manual. You can go on line to their web site and down load them free. Get a jump and do it now so you are up to speed when yours gets there. LOL. Don't waste having that backhoe. ...
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    Re: Best mini-spit heat pump?

    If you are a proficient auto AC service tech you should have no problem and have all the equipment you need except maybe silver brazing capability (copper lines). Big difference is the piping...
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    Re: TruFuel vs Fuel Conditioner ?

    I use 50-100 GL of off road gasoline/yr. I am having excellent results with STABIL 360 marine conditioner. Non-Alcohol gas here is 30 cents more than regular ethanol 10% so it was an economic...
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    Buying Advice Re: New Machine - Too Much Rust?????

    I would negotiate a larger discount and plan to replace the HYD QDs. A little bit of rust in the sleeves of the QDs will freeze them up. We have rusting problems here in the PAC NW and that is the...
  76. Re: Where's the best place to buy 2 AWG (for winch)

    Double check your wire size. Seems when I did the wire from front to back on my Dodge 1 ton I had to go to 0 size wire to accommodate the 300+ amps of that winch. Voltage drop on DC is a big factor...
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    37 Degree Flaring Tool

    Has anyone out there found a flaring tool for JIC fittings that is under $50? I am tempted to try using my 45 degree tool. Any one tried that route?

    Ron
  78. Re: Looking for source for plated hydraulic tubing - if possible.

    I checked with my HYD shop for you and they never heard of it and could not find it in a catalog except for automotive brake lines (lot lower working pressure). They also recommended stainless. 316...
  79. Re: Can I just use Argon for both applications

    Isn't argon the most expensive shield gas? I remember years ago welders using various mixtures of argon or helium and CO2.

    Ron
  80. Re: Repowering an old 6" chipper. Gas or diesel

    Here is a new Kubota 27 HP diesel. Probably not find one any cheaper as Surplus Center has very good prices.

    Ron
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    Re: Quick hitch question

    If you want your implement such as a brush hog to lift over obstacles or follow ground contour you need to use the floating link instead of the hook. Hired hand didn't use it one day (in a hurry and...
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    Re: Problem shimming bx pressure relief

    Question on increasing BX HYD pressure I have never answered: "how high have folks raised their pressure? I went to 2000 PSI and no problems. Increased my lift quite a bit and seemed to speed up...
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    Re: What to do with used oil?

    Use it to start brush burning piles, coat the trailer deck once a year, coat my bridge deck once a year. Have a 55 GL barrel with a tilting stand to store in and then lay over an drain into a...
  84. Re: What size wrenches for loader hose fittings?

    I just had to replace the QCs on mine as they rusted and could not separate them. Flare nut wrenches and open end wrenches did the trick with no problem with clearance.

    Ron
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    Re: Bx1860 fuel filter

    If I mounted a filter exterior like that i would have it ripped off by trash in the woods in a heart beat. Just about finished with a spin off type mounted within the frame.

    Ron
  86. Re: What size wrenches for loader hose fittings?

    Flare nut wrenches and/ or crows foot socket attachments may work. That's why I have to keep buying larger tool boxes. The thin wrenches shown above for hydraulics are the cat's meow also. Now you...
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    Re: Problem shimming bx pressure relief

    I Have done this process several times. You did something wrong. 1600 PSI seems pretty low for a working unit that is factory set for +/- 1800. Is your tractor new? Each MM added is approx 39...
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    Re: Stuttering BX

    Once I moved the HST interlock and tightened the screws; problem solved. Fuel system is where I started trouble shooting as a plugged filter does similar things.

    Ron
  89. Re: Broken propeller shaft on Kubota BX23

    The Workshop manual (dealer only source) under $100 also has a lot of good info in, especially in getting to stuff and sequence of removals of stuff in the way. Indispensable if doing any repairs.
    ...
  90. Re: What size wrenches for loader hose fittings?

    Once he prices simple service/repair by a dealer shop he will be buying a lot of tools. I am still buying after 560 years of DIY stuff. Adjustable spanners are the least used tools in my box; never...
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    Re: Stuttering BX

    They both get changed. The one closest to the engine is to prevent anything getting to the main injector pump. That is a good insurance one to protect that high dollar part. They are cheap.

    Ron
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    Stuttering BX

    For some time now my BX25 engine has been cutting out intermittently when depressing the HST pedal. A couple times changed the fuel filter and it cleared up. Yesterday it died out in the field and...
  93. Re: Kubota BX25D backhoe cylinder lower seal blew out and

    I blew a FEL curl cylinder on mine during warranty and they replaced it, no charge. S**t happens on even new machinery. QA is probably not 100% on individual parts they buy thousands of for final...
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    Re: 4720C Air Conditioner

    The clutch pulling in is a distinctive noise so you are at the first trouble shooting point. Every system has different controls and interlocks. You need the wiring diagram to trace out the...
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    Re: Pin Won't Budge

    The chain in the picture hides the pin and how it fits/works. New picture w/o the chain by trigger some more ideas. Heat usually works. Heat the outside surfaces then use hammer and punch. Punch...
  96. Re: Buying a shipping container of tractors

    "Talk about buying a pig in the poke"!!

    Ron
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    Re: BX instrument cluster died

    A phone call to KTAC will give the answer. They paid for fixes for me I never thought they would. Kubota warranty for those items is only 1 year.

    Ron
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    Re: Lead shot to add weight to implements?

    I invested in 500# of suitcase weights in 50# size. Made a rack that works on the 3 PT QH and working on a similar rack for the front end. Would be easy to make a rack on other ground engaging...
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    Re: California permit for a pole barn

    Most of the kits and contractor erected unis have all engineering already done except the local site adapt to soil and local code issues. OR and WA pole structures are still allowed but a permit and...
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    Re: Tilt Cylinder Pin Dimension Chart?

    Make one from cold rolled steel shafting. A picture of the removed pin would help with other ideas for you.

    Ron
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