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    Re: Hello from Utah almost a new kioti owner

    Welcome from Maine , those waiting days seem to last forever .
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    Re: Tractorless greenhorn here.

    Hi neighbor, I live next to Houlton ,so welcome to the forum . As we are in the midst of potato country there are a few tractors around for sure .
    Like already mentioned we will need to know what...
  3. Thread: My new 5045D

    by HEC
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    Re: My new 5045D

    Very Nice
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    Re: Help with chosing rotary mower size

    Sounds like a 5 ft. will be a good match .
  5. Re: Do you regularly start your diesel tractor as maintenance?

    Yours probably is hst but for those with a gear trans. you may just want to drive it around a little to keep the clutch from freezing to the pressure plate and prevent your brakes from freezing in...
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    Re: Help with chosing rotary mower size

    I have exactly the same pto hp you have and my dealer suggested the 5 ft. and that's what i bought . If you keep the fel on that will off set any rc weight issue . I only cut tall grass ( 12 inches...
  7. Thread: Hi from Maine

    by HEC
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    Re: Hi from Maine

    Welcome from the Houlton area , very nice looking set up . We have had so much rain lately the snow is almost gone up here , and not much in site for the near future either . Gravel driveways can be...
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    Re: Man loses balance, falls into stump grinder

    What a shame , you just never know
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    Re: Zetor 8011 clutch problem

    Not sure your tractor is set up the same as the 5245 I use to have but I was having similar problems and ended up replacing the hyd. slave cyl. . I think that's what it was called as this was many...
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    Re: reversing a B2620 with rear mounted blower

    Yes , mirrors do sure take away from alot of the burden . One of my problems is I just can't turn my body and twist my neck like i use too ,and hooking up equipment on the 3 pt. hitch is a little...
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    Re: What is it with appliances these days?

    We have 2 sears chest freezers in the cellar still going strong for 25 years now , no repairs .
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    Re: Tractor dirt/snow blade - homemade

    Very nice work and beautiful welds .
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    Re: Ck20 continues to rock!

    Glad your blower works so good for you . I wasn't that lucky with my Kubota M5400 as it went to fast in slowest back up speed for those larger storms . I got the M5700 with creeper gears and that...
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    Re: What is it with appliances these days?

    We were talked into buying a more energy efficient frig. , what a bunch of crap that was . The old frig. was 22 years old and working fine . I later talked to a service rep. and he said if you get 10...
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    Re: reversing a B2620 with rear mounted blower

    On the 2650 I have cruise control but not in reverse , I would much prefer two peddles rather than the rocker set up when trying to back up . The brakes are both on the left so it would be no...
  16. Thread: I have a RANT .

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    Re: I have a RANT .

    I do have the metal kind and yes they can take a beating or two during the winter months . I know the plow driver on my road so he is as careful as he can be ,not just with mine but everyones .
  17. Thread: I have a RANT .

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    Re: I have a RANT .

    Oh I make sure everything is in working order and when we have snow storms I make sure he has no problem getting to the box . In the summer when the weather is nice he gets better .
  18. Thread: I have a RANT .

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    Re: I have a RANT .

    He would have to use both hands out his car window , can you imagine his complaints then . He would break that in no time short.
  19. Thread: I have a RANT .

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    Re: I have a RANT .

    I live in northern Maine so we don't have to many driving problems up here unless you want to count moose in the road . I do have a rant though about our broke postal service . We have a mail box...
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    Buying Advice Re: Kubota with R4 vs R1 tires

    You will lose about 10 % traction with r4 tires per dealer , but the rubber isn't as soft . I went with r4's on my 5700 for the very reason you mentioned . I pull a 3 bottom plow , take care of snow...
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    Re: TSC 6 ft rear blade

    Thanks for that information , I won't be pushing with the back blade anymore , if so very lightly at most .
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    Re: TSC 6 ft rear blade

    Broken parts to the tractor or to the back blade ??????
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    Re: Was moving snow banks and then...

    Is there an answer to why the problem with the lower filter ?

    Bad fuel , condensation due to it's location .
  24. Thread: New tractor owner

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    Re: New tractor owner

    Welcome from Maine and enjoy your tractor . Lot of great folks on this forum .
    I live just across the border from NB..
  25. Re: cab tractor hands down I did not even get wet !!!!! wet slushy crap northeast!!!!

    We got 3 inches of snow today and we started to get light rain so I went out and spent a couple hours cleaning up the mess ( have a large area ) in a nice warm and dry cab . Wanted to get it cleaned...
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    Re: Under construction: B3350SU

    Congratulations and looking good------ If this winter is anything like our last winter you will love that snow blower for sure .
  27. Thread: Tractor heater?

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    Re: Tractor heater?

    Could not agree more
  28. Thread: New member

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    Re: New member

    Welcome from Maine
  29. Thread: Driveway Pics

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    Re: Driveway Pics

    Very Very Nice
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    Re: TSC 6 ft rear blade

    I bought one a few months ago and it is working fine for my needs . I have used it to level off some new lawn area , grade some driveway and just recently moving some snow . I have read where if you...
  31. Thread: Tractor heater?

    by HEC
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    Re: Tractor heater?

    For all you using the coolant type heaters be very careful with your hoses and connections as I had a cousin get burned pretty bad when a hose let go .
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    Re: Front Mounted Blower

    Alcan distributors make a front blower driven off rear pto ,for you a little to late as you already purchased the blower .
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    Re: I finally got it! M7060 with pic

    Very nice----enjoy enjoy enjoy
  34. Re: BX1850 Hard to Start, Must Leave Glow Plugs on 10-15 Seconds to Start

    My 2650 is in my heated 60 degree basement garage and will start up immediately after using glow plugs for about 5 seconds . Something doesn't sound right with what you are going through . My M5700...
  35. Re: BX1850 Hard to Start, Must Leave Glow Plugs on 10-15 Seconds to Start

    If you are having a hard time just to crank it over I would test battery or try one you know is good or simply use some jumper cables . Well I guess that rules out my theory as your second post came...
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    Re: Major issue with wood-stove - Need advice!

    After 30 years of burning wood I now burn coal and love it . That being said you will still need to have a proper draft as coal needs air also . One way to get a draft with coal is a power vent...
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    Re: Major issue with wood-stove - Need advice!

    Now that i have seen your pictures , an outside chimney cools down very easily and also blocks up easier from cresote . As a chimney cools down from a small fire there will be less draft and any...
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    Re: Major issue with wood-stove - Need advice!

    First off I would hope you have smoke detectors along with your co detectors . You should check your chimney for any blockage and make sure you have a decent draft . If you don't have a manometer...
  39. Thread: Bcs

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    Re: Bcs

    I had the same problem as mine hadn't been turned in a couple years and froze in place . I had to keep squirting penetrating oil in any place I could and keep moving things a little bit at a time and...
  40. Thread: B2650 on the way

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    Re: B2650 on the way

    My dealer suggested using 10w/30 kubota oil and filters as long as it was under warranty and then use whatever I wanted . It was just a suggestion on his part, it wasn't just to sell the oil . I will...
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    Re: Kubota L45 300 Hour Service?

    For your first full service go to 4shorts web site as he has a Gl and shows the complete procedure on a video , very infomative .
  42. Re: First snow for the 2014-15 winter season in my home town.

    We have had over 2 ft. so far and it is light rain here today . Once the ground freezes up it will be so much easier to deal with the snow . After 25 years on an open station during the winter the...
  43. Thread: Shuttle versus HST

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    Re: Shuttle versus HST

    I have the hyd. shuttle shift on the M5700 and HST on the B2650 . I have been around and owned tractors for a long time and the B2650 bought last summer was my first HST .I never thought I would be...
  44. Re: cab tractor hands down I did not even get wet !!!!! wet slushy crap northeast!!!!

    Twenty four years for me in an open cab and snow removal . I went to an cab this year and just love it . I finished cleaning up the rest of a 12 inch storm yesterday for a couple hrs. and it was...
  45. Re: Zetor 5245 where the implement lift not working

    I believe JJ means the quick disconnects of your hyd. hoses
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    Re: Shopping for 50-60HP tractor

    I only ave. about 80 hrs. a year on my M5700, kept in a garage and looks almost like new .
  47. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Re: Hello everyone

    Welcome from Maine -------I guess the question is what do you plan on doing with the farm . You will be suprised what a small tractor like that can do , from garden work , maintaining driveway and...
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    Re: Best attachment for turning a mountain field?

    I would probably want to turn it over with a land plow first to get an idea just what you have ,and then if it doesn't have to many large size rocks you can rototil it or use a disc harrow for...
  49. Thread: Happy Thanksgiving

    by HEC
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving

    Do you have any of those wild hogs in your area that we are hearing about ? I hope they hate the cold as that's the last thing we need up here in the north . Coyotes up here are doing a number on all...
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    Re: first time plowing with ck35

    Glad things worked out great for you . If you get a snow packed area you will notice a big difference in the pushing ability as I am sure you are well aware of after using your f250 . The chains...
  51. Thread: BX or B

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    Re: BX or B

    Like mentioned above not much differnce other than ground clearance, which was a big factor for me as I use mine for cultivating in my garden and could get a factory cab for the winter snow blowing .
  52. Thread: Happy Thanksgiving

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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving To All from a snow filled Maine . Sure wish my long gravel driveway was all frozen but it is not , so it makes it tough to clean the snow off . Have neighbor friends coming at noon...
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    Re: Just got a new tractor for the first time

    Great to have you on board , you will be amazed what a tractor can do to help you in so many ways .
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    Re: Four wheelers tresspassing.

    In Maine all you need to do is call the game warden and they are more than happy to take care of the problem with a summons .I had hunters put up tree stands for hunting bear on my property with out...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: B2920 and Single Row Disc Harrow Opperation

    Pictures could sure help . You can't expect to much from a 1 row disc . More weight and good angle will help.

    How low are the pins on the disc, as it should follow the ground just fine if your...
  56. Re: Wood splitter's Tractor 3-pnt- verses- stand alone splitter's

    I can't see using a tractor that cost several thousand dollars to run a piece of equipment that a $150 eng. can do just as good . Now moving it from area to area would be a little easier on the back...
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    Re: Finally got my tractor !

    Congratulations , your fun is about to begin . I would imagine some 1010 owners past or present will chime in .
  58. Thread: ROPS

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    Re: ROPS

    A hot topic on here awhile back . Someone had their's lowered and there was all kinds of flack about it . I have the same problem with my M5700 so I just took the upper section off so I have no...
  59. Thread: TODAYS SEAT TIME

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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Helped a neighbor with my fel put a wood splitter on the back of his truck so he could deliver it to a new owner . He and his wife are leaving Maine and moving to FL. , losing good neighbors and...
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    Re: B2320 front snowblower advice needed ...

    If you don't mind backing up you can get a rear one much cheaper and will do the same job , plus you get to keep your fel on. After 25 years I got tired of the backing up deal and have gone with the...
  61. Re: BX2360 front snowblower - how to keep it from digging in?

    All of us with gravel drives face the same situation until things freeze up . Like already mentioned I too use a plow, mine has a piece of 1 1/2 inch pipe with a slot in it, and is put over the...
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    Snow Attachments Re: Snowblowers vs PTO HP

    I have a 7 ft. on a 50 + pto hp. tractor and that works hard in 12 or more inches of snow . I have creeper gears and use them when ever I use that blower .
    I have a 63inch on the 19 pto hp. 2650 and...
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    Snow Equipment Buying/Pricing Re: Advice on snow removal SCUT

    If you look on you tube there is a video on mounting a snow blower on a BX. I have the b series and that is easy to do for the blower .
  64. Thread: Snowed in

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    Re: Snowed in

    I guess it's all what you get use to or are brought up with . As for me I 'll put up with some snow (not that much though ) as we don't get tornado's and floods like some unlucky people do .
  65. Thread: What size Blade?

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    Re: What size Blade?

    You will need a blade that is a little wider than tire tracks when at an angle . Much also depends on the amount and type of snow your dealing with . Heavy deep snow can be an issue .
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    Re: Kubota B2650 or B3350 with cab and backhoe?

    I am not sure about the hyd. on the JD. . Where is that total preasure designated too .

    I would look at how the backhoe was hooked up , frame mounted or 3 pt. hitch mounted .I don't have a...
  67. Thread: Disk Harrow

    by HEC
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    Re: Disk Harrow

    I have a 6 ft. light weight one and beefed it up a little , added some weight to it and it works fine for my garden. If I were going to be using it a great deal I would definately buy the better ,...
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    Re: Kubota B2650 or B3350 with cab and backhoe?

    I saved the $$$ and went with the 2650hsdc and didn't have to deal with the emission junk . I don't know if you would notice much difference in performance with a few more hp . . It may take a bit...
  69. Thread: Snow Blower

    by HEC
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    Re: Snow Blower

    Check on Everything attachments website as they sell some nice equipment and they do have snow blowers , should be free shipping in your area . I have a rear 7 ft. Meteor blower on my M5700 and I...
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    Re: ? on B2650 50 hr. service

    s219 , your method sounds good to me , and will try it on my 2650 when I change the hst filter later this winter . I can certainly understand bumperm's explanation also .
  71. Re: Whats the value of performing the 50hr service at 25hrs

    My tractor sat on a dealers lot a good part of last winter so I decided to change the oil and filter the other day with 40 hrs. on the clock . It was nice and warm in the shop , had nothing else to...
  72. Re: We had about 40" of wet heavy snow for Veteran's Day

    Is your drive all paved Steve . We got 15 inches here and most of my long driveway is gravel . I did churn up a little gravel in places and that didn't make me to happy as it took off some paint...
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    Re: New Member in Maine

    Welcome from Maine , you will wonder how you ever got along without one , they are like a man's best friend.
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    Re: Regrets about your Foundation type?

    The reason for the plastic under the concrete is not so much to keep water out, as it is to cut down on the dampness coming through the concrete into your living space etc. .
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    Re: Kiota or Zetor info

    As we get back to your original question i would look hard at the Kioti if you are choosing between the two . I bought a new 5245 Zetor years ago and would not buy another one . It is a very rugged...
  76. Thread: Trickle Charger...

    by HEC
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    Re: Trickle Charger...

    [QUOTE=zoltanthegypsy;3946751]I wouldn't personally use a trickle charger. I use these full-featured Deltran chargers on everything to keep all my equipment batteries in shape. They don't...
  77. Thread: New Guy

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    Re: New Guy

    Welcome from Maine
  78. Thread: Is it just me...

    by HEC
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    Re: Is it just me...

    With some practice it will be much easier .I use a long crow bar to move a piece of equipment a little at times as that helps also .
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    Re: I should have got a tractor years ago

    The chores you can do with a tractor, a fel ,and other empliments are endless , and it makes life so much easier. At my age it makes it possible to still live in our country home that we love so much...
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    Re: Regrets about your Foundation type?

    If I were to do another foundation I would want to know where the water table is for one. I just put in one and if I had brought the floor up another 6 inches it would have made all the difference ...
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    Re: First winter ownig tractor

    I think it was mentioned that you can also buy one of those magnet heaters just not sure how good they work , maybe someone who uses one can chime in . All the block heaters I have used were in...
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    Re: ? on B2650 50 hr. service

    I wanted to use a syn. motor oil but my Kubota dealer didn't even have syn. oil and mentioned I should at least use the Kubota oil and filters until the warranty period was over than use what ever I...
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    Re: ? on B2650 50 hr. service

    I am just not sure the oil filters have come that far to last that long , hope you are right .
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    Re: First winter ownig tractor

    I have never had a fuel problem in 25 years as I use power service all year long , great stuff . Like others have suggested keep the tank full at all times as that sure helps . I keep mine full both...
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    Re: I did it! Bought a X758 today

    Congratulations , be sure and send us pictures when it comes to it's new home .
  86. Thread: 6245 Zetor 4x4

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    Re: 6245 Zetor 4x4

    I bought a new 5245 many years ago , I can tell you they have a great eng. uses less fuel than other tractors I have owned and are a very rugged tractor . I had difficulty using a snow blower on mine...
  87. Re: Whats the value of performing the 50hr service at 25hrs

    Thanks Chad for that information .
  88. Re: Whats the value of performing the 50hr service at 25hrs

    Does the Kubota B series have that strainer , I havn't seen it in the manual yet ?
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    Re: ? on B2650 50 hr. service

    Decisions Decisions ---------If all else fails follow the manual and just change hst filter , do the eng. oil and filter , the manufacturer should know best . These things cost so much money you...
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    Re: Made my choice-NX5010

    Very nice , sure is better than being out in the cold.
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    Re: ? on B2650 50 hr. service

    S219 you are correct in the fact that there wasn't a check mark on the hyd. filter but it just seemed strange as it is all the same fluid being used, and under transmission it said ( filters ) for...
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    Re: best deal on Fluid Film ?

    The smell isn't bad as I use it quite abit , buy mine off Amazon also , great stuff .
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    Re: ? on B2650 50 hr. service

    I agree on changing both, the manual is not very explicit on the hyd. suction filter . I can't imagine why the parts person didn't include that filter or at least mention it .Thanks for the input .
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    ? on B2650 50 hr. service

    My dealer is 50 miles away so when I got the tractor I bought hyd. fluid , oil , and filters for the 50 hr. service . I only bought an oil filter ( HH160 ) and one hyd. filter ( HH660 ) as that is...
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    Re: thoughts on a snowblower

    5 ft. should be fine , loaded rear tires sure would help . Are you coming off your rear pto with a special made drive shaft ? I came close to buying a front blower with that type of hook up , just...
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    Re: thoughts on a snowblower

    How wide is the blower ? That looks like a beast of a blower . Is your tractor gear or hst ? I run a 7 ft. single auger on the rear of my M5700 and it takes a good amount of power in deep snow ( 12...
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    Re: 50 hour fluid change

    After looking at grm61 pics on page 3, I will change my hyd. fluid at 50 hrs. for sure .Yes Kubota hyd. fluid is costly but much cheaper than any repair that might be needed because I didn't do it .
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    Re: Inverter generator with well pump ????

    I recently bought a 1500 watt gen. from tractor supply to just run my now coal boiler . It is not to loud , doesn't use to much fuel and did a good job of runing the coal boiler during this power...
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    Re: Inverter generator with well pump ????

    Very well said ----I have an old 5000 watt gas gen. and was trying to run a 220 pump and my boiler at the same time and ended up replacing both the well pump and boiler motor shortly there after . I...
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    Re: Ford 1700 stuck clutch

    That same thing has happened to my dad in the past . He ended up having to have the tractor split as we couldn't get it un stuck.
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