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    Re: Decisions Decisions Decisions!!!!

    When buying used, especially without any warr. whatsoever, i'd be afraid of the true reason somebody traded it in. Buying problems is my biggest fear, unless i know the previous owner/machine. Have...
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    Re: GR2120 creeping

    thanks whitetiger....very helpful tip
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    Re: GR2120 creeping

    Just noticed mine doing that creeping thing too, when i backed it into the shop. I keep it close to my bike and almost backed into it, because it kept creeping....going to check into this myself. I...
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    Re: GR2120 creeping

    Like he said. Just a matter of adjustment of the linkage. Check for missing springs too
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    Re: GR2120 SnowBlower pic

    Well...the blower chain broke today after 10 hours of use. Looks like i have to pay for a new one since it is a wear part. I'm thinking it was defective to begin with though. Should be a easy fix.
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    Re: GR2120 48 vs 54 deck

    Never knew about previous model issues before i bought my 2120. It has been working as expected so far (50hr). I had other non-kubota equipment and ran into problems, that made me sorry that i didn't...
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    Re: GR2120 48 vs 54 deck

    I cant help you with the 48 inch measurements, but my 54 is plenty big for my 1 acre. A 48 would work just fine as well.
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    Re: GR2120 SnowBlower pic

    GR2120 owners. Keep your eye on the fuel tank vent. My tank cap had to be replaced, because it wasn't venting. Reason i found out, is that when i took it off, i heard air rushing in and the tank's...
  9. Thread: I'm screwed

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    Re: I'm screwed

    If you'd live close to me, i'd come pick it up and weld it up for you. I wouldn't wast my money on a crap welder. If you dont have enough use to buy a good welder, your only good option is to rent or...
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    Re: Ever wish you had more snow?

    You guys need to get yourself one of these roof snow rakes. had mine for years.....mine comes with 3, 5 foot extensions (i think they are 5 foot) with a total of 20 feet.... although i cant reach...
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    Re: Ever wish you had more snow?

    Several deaths been reported on the news in ontario about people using BBQ's and generators in garages during the currant huge ice-related power outage.
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    Re: GR2120 SnowBlower pic

    still undecided on the cab, but i can see how it keeps the snow off you. what did the electric chute set you back?
    Looks like you'll get to play.....they got 2 feet of snow 1/2 hour from me, but not...
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    Re: GR2120 SnowBlower pic

    I think the primary reason for the weights, is to help with traction.
    http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc393/Pete6114/GR2120/P1060315Medium_zpsc75aae96.jpg...
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    Re: GR2120 SnowBlower pic

    I didnt need a floor jack. Got it all installed alright, once i figured out that the bottom part of frame turns, which i thought was welded in place, when i first started installing the blower....
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    Re: GR2120 SnowBlower pic

    Philip: I installed mine last week and couldn't figure out what to do with that safety chain....instructions and pics in the manual suck! Could you take a closeup pic on how you use that chain?
    What...
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    Re: G1800S mower deck to blower driveshaft

    Did you try ebay? I know i'd be looking around real hard at those prices.....
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    Where did you buy the Cab at? Did you have to drill a bunch of holes?
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    Re: Want a new laptop but do I want Windows 8?

    I hate having microsoft shoving new operating systems down my throat!!!
    I use XP on my desktop and am very happy with it. No intentions on buying a new OS for it at all. Also have a new laptop, i...
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    Re: Kubota GR2100 drive issues

    That is disappointing, to say the least. There are riding mowers available that cost 1/10 of our kubotas, that last longer then 90 hours. Glad they are working with you on getting it fixed, as they...
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    Digital Service Manuals

    Done a search on here, but couldn't find anything of help, so here is the question.

    Always bought a hard copy of the service manuals for my last two tractors. Now owe a small riding mower GR2120...
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    Buying Advice Re: New Tractor Delivery Hour Meter

    Bingo!
    All of the three tractors i bought had less then 2 hours on the clock. There is no reason why there should be more on it. They aren't driven to the dealer like motorhomes, but are in crates....
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    Re: Gr2120 Hour Meter

    Thanks balerbud
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    Re: Gr2120 Hour Meter

    Just went to bypass reverse mowing switch. Found 4 wires in there and dont have a shop-manual just yet. Would you mind sharing how you did it? And the seat switch too. Did you cut the pins off and...
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    Re: Gr2120 Hour Meter

    I reversed the wires till it jumped 1/10, then pulled the wires off it again. No smoke....but it did count up. Back to paper and pencil for a year. Thanks for the ideas
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    Re: Gr2120 Hour Meter

    Now you got me curious....what's gonna happen be reversing the wires.....screw up the meter maybe. Or go twice as fast...
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    Re: Gr2120 Hour Meter

    How did i mange to leave the key on, since it has to be turned off to kill the engine?
    Well....when i'm done mowing, i like to keep it idling for a couple of minutes, so i put the brake on and got...
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    Re: Gr2120 Hour Meter

    A few things come to mind.
    We know this is not the best way to wire the hour meter up and it causes this particular problem. We are considering a change.
    Send us the meter and we'll fix the hours....
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    Re: Gr2120 Hour Meter

    They got back to me and said, to buy a new hour meter......Not impressed, and i let them know it.
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    Re: Gr2120 Hour Meter

    Thanks philip. Think i'll do option 1 and keep track. Then do Option 3 when the hours match.
    Just want to add, that i called Kubota and talked with them about my dilemma. They seemed receptive and...
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    Gr2120 Hour Meter

    Got a new GR2120 with 26 hours on it and left the ignition on for 2 days after cutting grass. It's now showing 70+ hours. I know hour meter tampering is normally not supported by anyone, including...
  31. Re: GR2120 squealing hydraulic deck lift, my solution

    Thanks for the writeup and pics. I had the same issue with the sticking lever. When i took it back to have them look at the squeal, i let them know about the sticking lever too. They lowered the RPM...
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    Re: GR2120 First Impressions

    I feel it too. Guess it's the glide-steer kicking in
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    Re: GR2120 First Impressions

    I had that squeal and took it back to have it looked at. Apparently they turned the RPM down to 3000k, from 3200k, which starved the pump, causing it to squeal. For some reason it was to high. It...
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    Re: GR2120 First Impressions

    What brand Motor Oil do you all use in your 2120? In past Kubota tractors i had, it called for diesel specific oil, that i always bought at a dealer, but not calling for it in this little diesel....
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    Re: service and parts manuals

    Can you let us know when the repair manual downloads are available?
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    Re: service and parts manuals

    No legal digital Shop or repair manual downloads, Ey?
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    Re: service and parts manuals

    Thanks fireman, Good to know. A shop manual is 80 bux plus they want 10 for shipping to them....90+tax. Makes 28$ download cheap. Just wondering if that's on the up&up...
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    Re: GR2120 First Impressions

    I'm about 240lb. Dont have a huge issue with the seat though. I adjusted it to my liking and am good with it. My only beef is that the steering wheel is so far away and a tad low....My arms are still...
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    Re: GR2120 First Impressions

    I have 25 hours on mine and it's working smoother now. Suppose it's broke in now. Getting ready to pickup my filters and fluids on my next trip to the USA (cheaper there) and will do the service...
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    Re: GR2120 First Impressions

    Not quite what i have in mind. Think I'll just put a eye bolt in it and use a string. Cant think of anything else right now...
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    Re: GR2120 First Impressions

    Aren't they 4 wheel drive, except when turning, when the glide steer kicks in?
    Has anyone modified the discharge flap, so you can lift it while mowing when the extra space is needed?
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    Re: GR2010 throttle cable adjustment

    That lever position for idle is pretty well like on mine. Engine speed at full is supposed to be 3000 RPM
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    Re: GR2020/2120 series mowers

    Congrats on a mower you will love. That little diesel is very nice. I got mine 3 weeks ago and they had to bring it in because i wanted the larger deck, which he didnt have in stock. Took about a...
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    Re: GR2020/2120 series mowers

    My GR2120 made squealing noises when lifting the deck. Had them look at it and they lowered the speed down to 3k rpm, where the book says it should be and not at 3200 rpm at full speed. The extra 200...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    I havent looked in the blower manual where it lists the part numbers, but this is what they told me on the phone
    The Fan sheer bolt is 7006004465

    BTW.....after 6.2 hours of cutting, the tank is...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    Took the back cover off and squirted lube on the linkages and spring. The lever goes back to neutral now after raising the deck.
    Here is a pic of the arm rests...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    My blower has the updated parts! Glad about that.
    I notice though, that when i raise the deck, the lever wants to get stuck in the raise position. I Have to make sure it returns to the center, by...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    I have the same blower. Hope i have the upgraded fan, or they'll have to do the same on mine. Good to know and thanks for the info
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    How is your 2120 on fuel? Mine apparently don't like it. Was full when delivered. Have 3.5 hr's on it and the gauge barley moved. Took the cap off to look for myself, and there's not much missing,...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    Same here
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    The toe/heel position is un-natural for me. Them japs must have funny ankles/feet.... Toe/toe for me too.
    I give the glow plug 5 seconds to heat up before i start it up, then let it run a couple of...
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    Re: Brought new GR2020 home today

    I don't have the Diesel sticker on the front end and don't have the 4WD at the back. Must be a USA edition....
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    Re: Brought new GR2020 home today

    Your title says GR2020
    I will Disable the reverse mowing switch too. Gonna leave the seat as is. So, how did you get the blower home? Thought you'd be using a trailer......
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    Re: Kubota F series

    I clean the deck and touch up the blades half way through the season, then again after the last cut of the year.
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    Check the fluid levels yourself before you use it. I did, and it was ok. Not so with my john deer purchase fiasco....
    I'm working on building a hitch, so i can move my trailers around with it. Still...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    Dont know yet for sure. Haven't had time to figure out how the blower even get's attached. The auger is shaft drive. The chute is manual. Just has to be up/down with the hydraulics and are quick...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    That black hose does go to the blower. Not sure, but am thinking it lifts/lowers it...and you are right about the red button too. Has to be pushed every time the mower is engaged.
    Got tired of a...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    It arrived. Checked it all out and started cutting. Works very well and that small diesel sounds great.
    http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc393/Pete6114/GR2120/P1050543Medium_zpsb098c4bb.jpg...
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    Re: Blade position on a 3-blade deck

    I meant the actual position the blades are mounted at. In post #5, PHILIP8N posted a pdf, and in it it shows the left blade mounted at 4-10 o'clock, the center blade at 8-2 and the right blade at 7-1...
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    Re: Blade position on a 3-blade deck

    Thanks for that pdf. Looking at the blade position...makes sense to me for efficient discharge. Once i get my new GR2120, i'll pay attention and will see how long they keep that position.
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    Blade position on a 3-blade deck

    I often wondered if the blade position's matters any. Should they be in line or should they be in a certain position or don't matter at all?
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    When i was looking at JD mowers, i had interest in the 758. Right up to the point when i heard that diesel run. I found it quite loud, just idling. Then the price, as you say was nuts and forgot...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    Took a bike ride to the dealer, to poke around the yard and see if my mower came in yet. Didnt see it.....but i ordered armrests for it for 60 bucks, canadian. I'm used to having them and will help...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    My new mower is Still not in, but my dealer dropped off a GR 2010 loaner with 230 hr's on it.
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    Re: GR2020/2120 series mowers

    Congrats. I'm still waiting for mine to come in. Ordered it with the 54 inch deck and a blower
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    Re: all metal or aluminum trailer ?

    My next trailer will be aluminum. Having said that, i dont plan on getting real close to it's maximum rated load. Aluminum will bow a little if you load it to the max.
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    Thanks.
    Seems that apply's to dealers around here too. Just because i buy a cheap (12,000) mower instead of a 200k piece of equipment, they somehow let me know, I'm spending peanuts. Anyway.....hope...
  68. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Thanks rboss. JD's are quite expensive, no doubt about it. I ended up getting more for the money in the GR2120. Bought 2 tractors from Kubota (same dealer i bought the mower from). Both where trouble...
  69. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    I wanted to buy from a American company. As it turns out, the JD dealers close to me are not dependable and i don't care to do business with them. Taking the delivery process into consideration, i...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    Went to test drive the GR2120 today after a bad John Deer purchase experience. Glad it happend, because the GR seems smoother and quieter, even with the diesel engine. 4WD works darn good. Drove...
  71. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Went to the dealer and ended up speaking with a sales guy. He wasn't concerned about it whatsoever. Didn't like his attitude and asked for my cheque back. Left the dealer...drove 40 miles to another...
  72. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Not sure. When i stuck a screwdriver in it to check the fluid level, it had some fluid on the very tip of it, definitely well below the "low" mark. Guessing there is about 7 ounces missing out of the...
  73. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    double post
  74. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    "My" dealer got the X540 from it's sister dealer this morning, cleaned it up and delivered to me about noon today. I asked the delivery guy if it's ready to be used and he said yes, the other dealer...
  75. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Everything in canada is much more then in the usa.Crazy prices for sure. And they dont bend at all. Cant get a free spare belt with it even....
  76. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Here are the numbers that helped me pick my new mower
    X540: 54 Deck/ Blower/chains and weights = 11,820 out the door
    X730: 54 Deck/ Blower = 17,204 OTD

    $ 5384 difference. I don't want the 730...
  77. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Went to a dealer an hour away from us late yesterday because they have a 540 and a sold 7. Drove the 540 around and so did the wife. Looked the 7 over and had the sales guy start it up. Wanted to...
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    Re: John Deere X530

    Looking to buy a 540 and am watching this thread......
  79. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Yes, i believe you're right on the money. The east is loosening up and the west is tightening down.
  80. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Well......for 12k, i'd buy it in a heartbeat. Wouldn't even have to think about it. Just cut the cheque
  81. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Just called to get a price on the 730 (720 not available in canada). About $1800 more then the 540...EFI would be nice, but heck....thats the way it goes throughout the whole lineup. There's always...
  82. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Guess i'll end up with a water-cooled gas engine in a X540. As much as i would have loved to have a 758, just Couldn't justify the price of it.
    Going to test drive the 540 tomorrow probably and if...
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    Re: GR2120 Yea or Nay

    I jumped ship and will probably end up with a Deer X540. Going to test ride tomorrow afternoon.
    I been reading all day...off and on....about the GR2120. Read so much bad stuff about the older...
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    GR2120 Yea or Nay

    Started looking at the F and Z mowers and came to the conclusion that both would be over-kill and are out of the lineup.I always like to overbuy, but this wont happen.....

    Cant find a dealer near...
  85. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    I see you got fancy wheelcaps on the front but not on the back tires. Not available or...? And how much??
  86. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Not my intend to ruffle anybody's feathers. Thanks to you all for your opinions and advise. I have not made a decision of yet. I was bound and bend on a X700 series when i started this thread. Since...
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    X530/40 Opinions wanted

    So now, besides the X700 series being a strong contender, i am wondering if a X530/40 would do the trick. I know it would do what i ask of it as far as cutting grass goes.
    Question is: How would it...
  88. Re: Neighbors tractor broke from towing up hill ?

    Nothing duke said needs to be deleted. Everything he said, indicates that he wants to get along with his neighbors and was helping him, after being approached for help. He was continuing to help his...
  89. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    I might be wrong, but i think i remember them saying, a diesel would add 1500 bucks. I'll find out on tuesday, when i get a quote.
  90. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Re: Gas or Diesel

    Thanks for your opinions. I am a guy that likes to buy the best, or buy nothing. So, while i'm buying the best in it's class (JD X700), i see a 4 WD Diesel in my future. I was quoted a price of...
  91. Thread: Gas or Diesel

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    Gas or Diesel

    I am considering a X700. Going today for a test drive to see how they handle on and across slopes. 4-whd but no 4-wheel steering.
    Is gas or a Diesel engine better to have?
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    Re: Kubota F series

    Thats cuz he knows you are the main reason kubota usa is in the black!
    Waiting for that video! Hopefully before i make a decision.
    Thanks
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    Re: Kubota F series

    Great thread. Following it closely, since I'm getting the feeling of a F in my future after testing a ZD326 today. Not really a big fan of the ZD so far. Those things have a mind of there own. Or...
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    Re: GR, Z or F Series Mower

    Got to test drive a ZD326 today. Worked ok on the flat, but when riding along a slope, i was all over the place. Never had the feeling of it being unstable, but man......what a riot....Bit of a...
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    Re: GR, Z or F Series Mower

    Went to the dealer today and tried to check the Z and F out. Was raining dogs and cats and wasn't much fun. Wife was only interested in going inside out of the rain. I got drenched sitting on them...
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    Re: GR, Z or F Series Mower

    One more question: Are there any issues with the F and the Z series, such as seals leaking/ transmission or engine problems?
    Guess i should know this before making a final decision and start...
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    Re: GR, Z or F Series Mower

    Thanks TailDragon. More great info. Love this forum!

    I'm sure I'll choose the 60 inch RD if i pick the F Series. It's still a tossup between the Z and F. Got the GR ruled out.
    That ditch is...
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    Re: GR, Z or F Series Mower

    Thank you! Very helpful and great info.
    Can you post a pic of your 3080? I think i can see a canopy on it in the avatar!? Just like to see what it looks like.
    Thanks
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    Re: GR, Z or F Series Mower

    Thanks for the link!
    The F wouldn't have a problem with this slop degree? Not sure what % slope that is....
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    GR, Z or F Series Mower

    Which of the three would be best for comfort and stability for hilly areas? I know that a F would be overkill for my 2 acres, but i don't care about that.
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