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    Re: MX5100 / Woods DS96 Mowing mictures

    Our Woods DS1260 does surprisingly well cutting grass, I've even used it to cut my son's yard a time our two when he let it get a bit too tall. We may sharpen our blades once a year or not. The blade...
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    Re: How would you compare two HST transmissions?

    James a lot, in my opinion, depends on how often and how long you spend in the seat on any given tractor and of course how you view your tractor. I have plenty of tractors and age is kicking my...
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    Re: How would you compare two HST transmissions?

    Well, there is opinion then there is fact, some have trouble distinguishing between the two. I owned an L5030HSTC pre HST+ for several years then bought an L5740HSTC. I can say unequivocally, for me...
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    Re: How would you compare two HST transmissions?

    Yep, we've owned/own used several and the HST+ is by far our favorite.
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    Re: Who makes the higher HP HST utility tractor?

    Our two main tractors are an L5740HSTC and M8549HDC, we find ease of use pretty close in most applications though if operated for a long day, you'll be a bit more fatigued if you are an occasional...
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    Re: Long-estranged sibling just passed away...

    Good points Bird. We are in the process of coordinating with our attorney, CPA and financial planner to get everything in writing. We've already done a ROD with our financial portfolio and LLC in...
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    Re: CUT vs Skid Steer

    Valid points, best to go rent one of each to really know for sure. We own several hundred acres of combination hills and flat land and were going to buy one until we used one for several months.
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    Re: CUT vs Skid Steer

    Only way I'd have a skid loader is in addition to a CUT not in lieu of. We've had access to and used two very nice ones and just didn't find them near as useful as a tractor. We rent one every few...
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    Re: Long-estranged sibling just passed away...

    What they said, no responsibility legally or morally.

    I've left directions for no service, visitation, nothing, just cremation and spread my ashes around the farms if so inclined.
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    Re: Grammar Air Ride Seat 5740

    Paul no longer poss here or at least I haven't seen anything in a while, he has a You Tube Channel: paul short channel - YouTube and you use to be able to contact him here Specialty Repairs | Home
  11. Re: Am I going to have to split my tractor to fix this?

    Most likely it will, according to my dealer there is a seal at the front of the propeller shaft that can cause this, but most likely, it's something more serious. Mine failed under warranty and was...
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    Re: gl 3540 propeller shaft seal

    Mine was replaced under warranty without removing the cab, according to the shop foreman, it requires a bit more shop space, but cn be done. As mentioned they replaced two or three seals while it was...
  13. Thread: Cab Tinting

    by TripleR
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    Re: Cab Tinting

    Thanks for the information, I'd sure give it some thought, but I don't pay for any tinting or glass work; long story.
  14. Thread: Cab Tinting

    by TripleR
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    Re: Cab Tinting

    All very good points. Our ex-son in law is in the same business and has done all of our tinting. Before getting ours done, I had no idea there were so many things to consider.
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    Re: New Member in Southern Illinois

    Welcome to TBN from just across the mighty Mississippi.
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    Re: Who is Trace Adkins and why do I care?

    I quit drinking alcohol in any form 30+ years ago, no addiction, I just didn't see the point and absolutely nothing worse than being sober around someone who has had a "few" beers. I had/have...
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    Re: Should I refill my wheels?

    I would, we use WWF and my installs it himself. Ours with calcium rut, but not with WWF.
  18. Thread: Cab Tinting

    by TripleR
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    Re: Cab Tinting

    There have been a couple of members, one recently who added tint to theirs and report good results. I agree with having it done professionally.

    I plan on having one done this winter when I can...
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    Re: MX5200 Wheel Weights

    I use mine with 1100 pounds of equipment on the 3PH along with fluid in my tires and about 400 lbs. of wheel weight. I got a special deal on my wheel weights when the parts guy gave me the wrong...
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    Re: New tractor delivered

    Congratulations on your new machine, that's really a good looking piece of equipment and attachments.:thumbsup:
  21. Tractor Sizing Re: Tractor Recommendation - 10 acres, mountains, VERY steep driveway

    I really don't see how adding fluid to your rear tires causes added stress to your axles under normal operating conditions, many of us have fluid in addition to wheel weights. My dealer added both to...
  22. Tractor Sizing Re: Tractor Recommendation - 10 acres, mountains, VERY steep driveway

    Go rent something for the weekend you think will work from reading these threads then you'll have a baseline for comparison.
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    Re: Finished hand controls for paraplegic

    Waxman took his right side step and welded it on the left side, I just bought a new one as my son gets in/out of both sides. I too was concerned about bending mine as we've bent the OEM on our L5030...
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    Re: Finished hand controls for paraplegic

    I used to carry folding camper steps, but then borrowed this idea from Waxman and added a second step.
  25. Re: My Journey - Mahindra vs. John Deere vs. Kubota

    Congratulations on your purchase, great tractor for an outstanding price.
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    Re: Tie Rod Dust Cap Question...

    Some people just wrap them in a tire tube or something. I'll replace mine if they tear, doesn't cost much, but won't be in a big hurry.
  27. Thread: New M7060hdc12

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    Re: New M7060hdc12

    Where did you get your lights?
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    Backhoe Re: Getting on a backhoe

    Take your tractor to a good machine shop and describe your situation. I believe Paul Short (4shorts) has done such adaptations. He no longer posts, but I seem to remember him doing such things on...
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    Re: Order new air ride seat from Kubota today.

    I don't have the base for my M out of the box, but here are some on my L5740.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/customization/301405-grammar-air-ride-seat-5740-a.html?highlight=
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    Re: Order new air ride seat from Kubota today.

    I don't know about on the GL, but on our M8540, the base can be bought separately as it has the compressor and used with the stock upper seat. We bought one, but haven't had the time to install it.
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    Re: Pricing a M7060 Cab 4x4

    I believe foreman Etexas uses a 15 foot on his 7040, but it, flat land: http://modernusa.com/images/15pred-pop.pdf

    My choice in a bat-wing would be the LP MtnviewRanch posted. For our hilly land a...
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    Re: Order new air ride seat from Kubota today.

    Our Grammar has to be pumped up every three or four days, but I often adjust to different levels depending on what I'm doing and everyone who uses it likes a different setting, so it's hard to tell...
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    Re: Pricing a M7060 Cab 4x4

    I really like our M8540HDC and never buy nor have I ever bought an extended warranty. I think 10-15% off MSRP has been mentioned, but that will vary.

    I like Land Pride equipment, but my dealer...
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    Re: 1st Tractor Purchase

    Check with Bro-Tek and BXpanded to see if they have designed one for it yet.
  35. Re: Why do they call it a six shooter when you only have five fingers?

    And if he did and fired it...:eek:
  36. Re: Why do they call it a six shooter when you only have five fingers?

    Yep, one of my pet peeves that annoys my wife, I tend to count rounds and explain how absurd it is. Now they have semi-autos they use that don't have working slides or show rounds piling up at...
  37. Re: Why do they call it a six shooter when you only have five fingers?

    Well if you were in the midst of battle, it quickly reverted to a six shooter after the first five were expended.
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    Re: Order new air ride seat from Kubota today.

    I believe Kubota uses seats made by Grammar. It cost me about $1100 to put one in my L5740 due to needed cutting, welding etc., but it was money well spent, it's a whole different tractor.
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    Re: New member from Missouri

    Welcome to TBN, Soundguy is the resident expert on older Fords, so you may want to chec out his old threads etc., he is sill around but doesn't post much. We grew up farming with Ford 600s and an...
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    Re: Anyone here dealing with depression

    First, go to a competent professional, my preference is a Psychiatrist, if not available a psychologist. Probably a third to half the people with which I worked were licensed counselors or...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: L5740 HST equivalent

    My brother fabbed an expanded metal guard for ours some time ago, not fancy but it works. ovrszd built a real nice one for his 9540.
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  42. Thread: New M7060hdc12

    by TripleR
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    Re: New M7060hdc12

    Did you take the whole tractor in or remove doors etc. and just take them? I'm sure it will be cooler as another TBN member reported good results on his John Deere. My local glass/tint guy owes me...
  43. Thread: New M7060hdc12

    by TripleR
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    Re: New M7060hdc12

    What did you use to tint your windows and how hard was it, been thinking of having mine done.
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    Re: Grapple question for Kubota L3400?

    My brother uses a grapple bucket and it is OK, but not really good for lots of brush and logs, for that, we use regular root grapples. If you have a rear remotes, you can run lines from it or go with...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: L5740 HST equivalent

    Heck, that ain't dated, it's classic. I do appreciate some of the goodies on the newer machines, but they are no where near as robust as the older models.
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    Tractor Sizing Re: L5740 HST equivalent

    When I had my third function valve added to mine, they had to take my step off, but my brother modified it with an extension. I have breathing problems, so I have to have a cab, so my brother also...
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    Re: MX5100 / Woods DS96 Mowing mictures

    That's a really nice cutter for your tractor. We have a Woods DS1260 we use on our M8540, but it would be too heavy for our L5740. We got a pull type because the Case CX80 we had at the time wouldn't...
  48. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    I have a similar setup to jenkinsph and prefer it that way as well.
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    Tractor Sizing Re: L5740 HST equivalent

    I'm sure the new L6060 is a nice tractor with a bit more refined cab, but personally I bought my L5740 to avoid it. I prefer my cruise control operation and added a Grammar air ride seat. The air...
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    Re: 1st Tractor Purchase

    I'm sure I would like a GC, but since we tend to keep equipment as long as it can reasonable be repaired, still have a 1955 Ford 600 bought new, I'll likely never buy another SCUT. I do like to keep...
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    Re: BX2660 MMM belt wants to climb up left pulley

    That was our problem. Also check for bad bearings, happened once too; seems one of our kids was allergic to grease guns.
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    Re: 1st Tractor Purchase

    I guess it depends on how much money and your local dealer. If they don't want to make a few bucks on parts, shop work etc. regardless of where my tractor originated, they don't need my money for a...
  53. Re: How to brushhog uneven terrain without damaging equipment

    I have a hydraulic top-link and use it to facilitate how JRobyn does and agree your deck sound too thin.

    Some people use chains to replace the top link or down supports on the cutter, but I've...
  54. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    No doubt you've chosen the right tractor for you, but that statement is a bit simplistic and over broad. Enough people either prefer or are indifferent to the treadle to have kept Kubota in business...
  55. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    Some Kubota Standard L Series don't. I'm sure they will transition, but haven't yet.
  56. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    I don't have large feet either, I just use the ball of my foot for forward and reverse. However since you find the JD more practical for you then that's the one to get. It's a good tractor no doubt.
  57. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    I'm pretty sure both models have HST on the right and brakes on the left.
  58. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    When I compared them on-line the B2601 had adjustable stabilizer bars, but not links, may be an error on the website. As mentioned, both are good, I just prefer the B2650 for tractor work.

    I have...
  59. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    As mentioned, a heavier larger foot print tractor is in general going to be able to be more productive. Additionally, you will general have a smoother ride due to the weight as well as longer...
  60. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    Yeah, what Poopdeck and jenksph said, no matter how many cars, trucks or tractors I buy from the same dealers they always cry like a three year old who just got his sucker taken.
  61. Re: Buying my 1st tractor this weekend and need advise BIG TIME - quotes included

    My preference is a 3 range transmission and the ability to lift and curl, but if you're new to tractors, you'll not miss it. My first FEL tractor had one lever for raise/lower and another to...
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    Re: L3430 with cab?

    Only way to know the approximate worth is research tractor house and others and even then prices vary from one place to the other. I suspect it will be high. I bought a used L5030HSTC with 700 hours,...
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    Re: Bx2200 axial ball joint replacement

    You can:

    1. Buy a thin wrench.

    2. Buy cheap wrench and turn it into a thin wrench, I've seen both approaches.
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    Re: Why so much titan attachments hate?

    Believe he was being sardonic.
  65. Re: HELP!!! - Box Blade Breaking sway bar links on tractor........

    Yes, I've considered chains, just not enough of a problem to make the change; yet.
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    Re: Bx2200 axial ball joint replacement

    Outside tire. Send Messick an email request and he will send it to you, very handy when ordering parts.
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    Re: Lovin' My new MX5100

    I have some very steep, abrupt elevation changes my swing link won't handle, so I adjust using the hydraulic top link. It is very handy backing into a seep incline.
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    Re: Bx2200 axial ball joint replacement

    I wonder if there was a change, my diagram is from our BX2660, I can't get to my BX2200 right now to check.
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    Re: Bx2200 axial ball joint replacement

    Yep, I just pulled up the exploded diagram from Messick's and see the flats mentioned by Dave.
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    Re: Bx2200 axial ball joint replacement

    Thanks, now I understand, are you sure it's threaded and not a press fit? I've never run into that and after trying a strap wrench, I'd be at a loss.
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    Re: Lovin' My new MX5100

    Mine works to my satisfaction, leak down is minimal, wish I had put the float valve in it. With a dpcv, a float will not work.

    We use a 10' pull type cutter with our M8540 and love it.
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    Re: Lovin' My new MX5100

    If you have trouble with a regular cylinder, you can get them with dpcv here: TOP-N-TILT
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    Re: Lovin' My new MX5100

    Sure would be a nice set up, I have TnT on my L5740 and sure wish I could find a good used RB3596. I have an HR3584 box scraper.
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    Re: Bx2200 axial ball joint replacement

    Mine look like this, so there is a place for a wrench, but maybe I misunderstand the problem: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/parts-repairs/310869-replacing-bx24-tie-rod-boot.html#post3757492
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    Re: TC35 trade in for Kubota

    Hours are far more important than date of manufacture or sale as unlike cars and trucks models usually don't change from one year to the next. I don't really know what year any of the new tractors...
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    Re: Lovin' My new MX5100

    Yeah, looking at the specs, it is between the standard L and old L30, close to L30, I had a L5030 and looked at the MX, the M often confuses people into thinking it is in the same class at the M...
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    Re: Bear in my yard

    Pretty neat, is that common for up there? We have them from time to time, but they are really rare.
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    Re: Thinking of trading for a L3901

    I guess it depends on your dealer, I got three rear remotes for $1100 (as best as I could figure, on my L5740. I took my build sheet to my dealer and told them to give me their absolute best price....
  79. Thread: New M7060hdc12

    by TripleR
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    Re: New M7060hdc12

    Congratulations on your new Kubota, we've been very happy with all the trouble free years with our M8540HDC. I love the cast centers.
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    Re: Lovin' My new MX5100

    If it is like here, it is next to impossible to find anyone interested and dependable to hay anything on relatively small acreage. Over the years we've had two who asked to do ours, but they might or...
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    Re: Trading M7060 for a Buddy Seat

    Congratulations, that is a nice tractor for sure.:thumbsup:
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    Comparison Re: John Deere v. Kubota - small tractor

    Personally, if a dealer starts bashing another brand, I'll go elsewhere, neither our JD or Kubota dealers do that. I don't care who makes the drive-train or anything else as long as it's a quality...
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    Re: Finally Brought My New Massey Home

    Congratulations, very nice tractor.
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    Re: Lovin' My new MX5100

    My L5030 was the same setup and there was no difference in the speed, sometimes I even used it in stead of my HST pedal.
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    Re: Lovin' My new MX5100

    Is your cruise control a lever on the left side by the range? If so, there should be no difference in speed between the top cruise control and HST pedal. It should by a direct connection and may be...
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    Re: Thinking of trading for a L3901

    Congratulations on your new tractor, let us know when you get it.
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    Re: How to repair plastic bodywork on Kubota BX24

    He's done that as well, I can't do that sort of thing, but he use to own his own shop and my son in law owns a body shop, so my understanding of the whole process. I believe the stitching, believe he...
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    Re: M8540 A/C squeal

    Yep, we just tightened the belt on ours to stop the squealing.
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    Re: How to repair plastic bodywork on Kubota BX24

    My brother used pretty much that method on the roof of my L5740, Kubota said it wouldn't work and I needed a new $1100 roof cap. He first used stitching somewhat like that mentioned by Trials to get...
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    Re: Thoughts on splitting a brand new tractor?

    No repair should be considered every day or routine, but simply splitting a tractor is not a catastrophic, live changing even some seem to think or imply. Now you may find something major once you...
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    Re: Thoughts on splitting a brand new tractor?

    I agree and may be one of the reasons they folded. My dealer first sent a field service truck to see if it could be fixed on site. When it couldn't, they picked it up and returned it no cost for...
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    Re: Thoughts on splitting a brand new tractor?

    No way you are getting a new tractor, I had one do the same thing, only less leakage and the dealer picked it up, split it and years later, no problems. I have mechanics in my family and I've gone in...
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    Re: Thinking of trading for a L3901

    Personally I usually recommend a minimum of one rear remote, so you can get a hydraulic top-link. Then try to assess your future needs as best as you can. If you are going with a TnT then you will...
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    Re: Thinking of trading for a L3901

    Same here, there are old posts on here by me in which I said, I had no real need for TnT, oops now I have it, I wish it was on our other tractors. I have a LP HR3584, s video and love it. Kubota...
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    Re: new & frustrated

    Wheel weights are pretty expensive, check Anything Attachments, I got a killer deal on mine when they quoted me the wrong price, I brought it to their attention and they said not to worry about it...
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    Re: Kubota L2501 or L3301

    Before I tried anything else, I didn't either, use to spend 12 hours a day or more on one.

    You can get that with a live continuous running PTO, so you have the choice of pushing the clutch part...
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    Re: Bush Hog Brand Cutter

    I guess i depends on what you are doing, we went through them something fierce, but we cut quite a bit of brush and woods. I now use only cutters with a slip clutch.
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    Re: Thinking of trading for a L3901

    In my opinion, yes, as mentioned a minimum of a hydraulic top-link; makes using a box scraper much easier to use and I use mine a lot even with my rotary cutter, also makes changing implements...
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    Re: new & frustrated

    You can "get by" on fluid filled tires o flat ground and less than full bucket, yes I've done it, BUT I sure don't recommend it. I have fluid in my tires and added wheel weights, but always add...
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    Re: Kubota L2501 or L3301

    I agree completely, I pointed this out to another new buyer a couple of days ago.

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