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  1. Re: Kubota HST Solenoid Connector Broken Wire - $2300 skinning

    I checked my L5740 and it didn't at all resemble the pdf file you attached, nor did it look like your original picture. Then I noticed that the pdf was for ROPS equipped 2007 - 2009 models and...
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    Oil & Fuel Not unusually dirty for first filter change. The...

    Not unusually dirty for first filter change. The oil from that dude is not the oil that gets into the system. Filtered particles are going to stay either in the media or on that side between the...
  3. Performance Unlimited 4-Wheel & Off Road Center -...

    Performance Unlimited 4-Wheel & Off Road Center - Hartford, Wisconsin - USA

    On this link, near the bottom of the page, is a graph of cylinder wall wear vs operating temperature. As you can see...
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    What Oldnslo said - the hydro is self heating...

    What Oldnslo said - the hydro is self heating from charge oil going over the relief anytime it is running. After warming up and before starting work we recommend cycling all other hydraulics to get...
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    Haven't looked into other places but Caterpillar...

    Haven't looked into other places but Caterpillar has a filter cutter that works similar to a tubing cutter - sharp edged wheel that will cut through the filter in several rotations. Cat always...
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    https://www.donaldson.com/en/engine/support/datali...

    https://www.donaldson.com/en/engine/support/datalibrary/073635.pdf

    Another of my references to a Donaldson publication on how to treat an air cleaner. For our tractors we go by restriction...
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    I do not go by Kubota's recommendation, but that...

    I do not go by Kubota's recommendation, but that is from experience with other equipment. Unless the safety element is visibly dirty or if you find a problem with the primary element, I see no...
  8. Having a little experience with Kubota parts and...

    Having a little experience with Kubota parts and seeing the connector on the solenoid shown in your picture (and assuming the one torn off is similar), this is a not too uncommon occurrence on Far...
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    Mine were extra strange in that the locks had...

    Mine were extra strange in that the locks had approximately 1/2 inch clearance with the U shaped centering lug so each time I shifted from forward to reverse the wheel would slide. The last day I...
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    The power adjust wheels should be no problem for...

    The power adjust wheels should be no problem for the tractor size you mention; however, they are not as strong as rigid mount wheels. I didn't pay any attention to my M135GX when I bought it - my...
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    Tires Coverage by a tiller, rear blade. Not fitting in...

    Coverage by a tiller, rear blade. Not fitting in your garage/machine shed. Also bucket width if you are trying to dig a trench to bury a dead horse. General operation should be no problems other...
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    https://www.donaldson.com/en/engine/shoptalk/03414...

    https://www.donaldson.com/en/engine/shoptalk/034146.pdf

    Refer to this link. Donaldson is the company that really established the dry element air cleaners ages ago. For our combines (worked for...
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    This week I got a deal in the mail from John...

    This week I got a deal in the mail from John Deere. They will give me from $9,000 to $17,000 above retail value for my M135GX to trade in on a new 6 series John Deere, and the new tractor will be at...
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    Back when I first started driving the fuels...

    Back when I first started driving the fuels caused frequent maintenance. Those were the leaded fuel dats. Lead deposits on spark plugs - by 8,000 miles after change my fuel economy was down 25% or...
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    When I have run the "build my tractor" quotes on...

    When I have run the "build my tractor" quotes on line they have included shipping and assembly/dealer prep as a line item. Still when I have got quotes they have either included it in the price...
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    Buying Advice Agree with Wolfy. The R4s are not puncture proof...

    Agree with Wolfy. The R4s are not puncture proof but they are head and shoulders above R1s.
  17. Some Cat equipment may have operational...

    Some Cat equipment may have operational characteristics that need a more viscous oil, but I did not remember your mini being in that class. Cat did pay dealers warranty to replace factory fill HYDO...
  18. Depends on the ambient temperature. Cat...

    Depends on the ambient temperature. Cat recommendation for ambients up to 104 degrees F is their Advanced 10 hydraulic oil. I run Cat MTO (Multipurpose Tractor Oil) in my smaller 301.8. It's more...
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    You might want to check out the use in a cargo...

    You might want to check out the use in a cargo ship - what type of use caused the rust. I saw some used wheel loaders on a dealers lot that were quite rusty for their age. I asked the dealer about...
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    They're running Jet A, not much need for PS 911...

    They're running Jet A, not much need for PS 911 with a fuel that has no problem flowing into jet engines when they are at -70 at altitude. Floatations and traction would be my major concerns.
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    same thing here - The Fred is filled with hate...

    same thing here - The Fred is filled with hate whenever he talks about his tractor.
  22. Tractor Sizing I agree - if that is really a 331 and it doesn't...

    I agree - if that is really a 331 and it doesn't have a blown engine or some other disaster, let me at it. The rental prices quoted are what my wife's brother was quoted for a 331 to do some cleanup...
  23. The accident was actually caught in a corn head...

    The accident was actually caught in a corn head on a combine. Media types have a corn picker from a corn head just like virtually any piece of construction equipment is a bulldozer and a compactor...
  24. The Grand X models have electronic proportional...

    The Grand X models have electronic proportional control valves while the others are all mechanical. It really would mean changing out the control valve with something not available through Kubota. ...
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    Re: Newbie 4W CUT drive train question

    Two differentials - one for the rear, one for the front, and no differential between the front and rear. Front unlocked from main transmission by operator when operating on hard surfaces - asphalt,...
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    Buying Advice The basic warranty is 3 years which should weed...

    The basic warranty is 3 years which should weed out problems. My M135GX is 2 seasons old and has been at the dealer for 3 weeks now due to a rim failure but until the rim broke it was solid as a...
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    And the -12 hose size results in 44 feet per...

    And the -12 hose size results in 44 feet per second velocity at 27 gpm which is triple the recommended maximum.
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    Not sure of the durability of the glow plugs...

    Not sure of the durability of the glow plugs Kubota uses but the very good glow plugs used in diesel autos and at least some tractors are pre, start, and post heating. The computer on those engines...
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    Tractor News You missed that France is West and Central...

    You missed that France is West and Central Europe's largest agricultural producer and the last I saw was second only to Poland in total tractor sales. I believe the ZF transmission plant for ag...
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    By my calls your fluid velocity with 1/4 inch...

    By my calls your fluid velocity with 1/4 inch hose will be less than 18 feet/minute which is fine. Don't really get concerned until fluid velocity gets over 20 ft/min.
  31. The machine I talked about - engine division sent...

    The machine I talked about - engine division sent me new software to evaluate. I flashed the software into the computer and during my testing encountered the condition where it ran backward. I...
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    Snow Really should let it warm up per the manual...

    Really should let it warm up per the manual times. Hydraulic oil at zero F is very viscous and the back pressure as it circulates can get very high. Kubota's, having a suction filter, will incur...
  33. Re: AGCO GT 75A tractor-engine running backwards

    Since the tractor is nearly 10 years old, has running backwards got progressively worse during the time he has owned it? Is there a sequence of events under which it runs backwards i.e. every time...
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    Re: Hydraulic Top Link Drawbacks

    I'm not sure I understand how the cylinder will change position if the QD's are disconnected unless either the rod seal leaks or the QD's leak. The double acting cylinders used as hydraulic top...
  35. LaForge makes the units for all John Deere...

    LaForge makes the units for all John Deere tractors. Some tractors John Deere supplies the LaForge hitch only as a dealer installed option, some are factory installed, and some tractors are front...
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    Not sure if this makes any difference but the on...

    Not sure if this makes any difference but the on line operators manual from the Woods web site states in the spec chart to fill the chain case with .78 quarts of SAE 00 oil but it has an asterisk...
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    This was the second fatal vehicle - combine...

    This was the second fatal vehicle - combine accident in IL in one month. In the other accident the combine driver stopped at an intersection, then proceeded to pull out in front of a truck. The...
  38. Re: New Holland Boomer CVT benefits over hydrostatic in High RPM/heat

    The CVT on the Boomer is completely different than large ag tractor CVT or IVT (IVT is John Deere's terminology). Boomer CVT uses the chain drive on variable diameter pulleys like automobile CVTs...
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    Re: Combine driver charged

    Passenger vehicle drivers, including small trucks, raise the stress level of many of us large equipment operators when they pull over and stop, then expect us to maneuver large equipment around them....
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    My L5740 was used by my dealer for snow removal...

    My L5740 was used by my dealer for snow removal (northern WI, lake effect snow) with the mid-PTO. I wasn't going to use it so they removed the option before delivering so the installation & removal...
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    That handout on driving rural roads is great. I...

    That handout on driving rural roads is great. I also felt certain IL didn't bar wide agricultural equipment since doing that would shut down the state. Glad you could cite the law.
  42. I don't have the specs for the Massey at which...

    I don't have the specs for the Massey at which you are looking downloaded on my iPad but I do have the Massey 7600 specs and they show the front 3 point as a factory option and the front PTO as a...
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    Tractor News For the Europeans Stage 5 is already on the...

    For the Europeans Stage 5 is already on the horizon. In light of the World Health Organization information concerning diesel particle emissions and cancer in humans, the techniques based solely on...
  44. I've seen the factory front 3 point on New...

    I've seen the factory front 3 point on New Hollands at my dealership, the same one used in Europe. Also I have pictures of a Case tractor, model sold here in America, mowing the horse race track by...
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    The comment about OEM filters being inferior -...

    The comment about OEM filters being inferior - supplied by the lowest bidder - not very accurate. We don't want premature failures - they cost us money in both warranty and bad publicity. I can't...
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    This is surprising because normally in the...

    This is surprising because normally in the agricultural Midwest farm equipment has the right of way and no width limit. When responsible for soybean header engineering at Deutz-Allis, I asked one...
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    Raindrops form on dust particles in the...

    Raindrops form on dust particles in the atmosphere and grow to a weight where they fall. While in the air they also pick up pollutants. It might be better than most tap water but still not...
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    By the time I was 22 I had already lost 40% of my...

    By the time I was 22 I had already lost 40% of my hearing in the mid-frequency range due to our loud tractors. My dad, uncle, and cousin all were/are practically deaf. It wasn't until I graduated...
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    Not sure what part of MI you are from but last...

    Not sure what part of MI you are from but last winter Power Service 9-1-1, the more expensive stuff in the red bottle, was really needed to keep things moving. I'm in Northern MN where it is quite a...
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    Jet engines do have emissions regulations. Smoke...

    Jet engines do have emissions regulations. Smoke regulations started in 1974. NOX is the current focus with a new recommendation to be presented in 2016.

    We could return to the old days like...
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    Tractor News Have seen preliminary literature. Virtually...

    Have seen preliminary literature. Virtually identical to current Grand X except for the addition of DEF and the associated 5 gallon tank. PTO power for each model is is lower than today's...
  52. The 2 tractors you mention do nothing exotic to...

    The 2 tractors you mention do nothing exotic to get to Tier 4 interim (they are less than 75 HP). They do have EGR to reduce NOX and I'm not sure how sensitive the EGR system is to sulfur. If you...
  53. I wasn't sure how agricultural equipment...

    I wasn't sure how agricultural equipment companies handle it anymore but somebody answered it above. Cat's warranty is the company supplies the parts and the dealer foots the bill for the labor. ...
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    My dealer offered 25% less than I paid for the...

    My dealer offered 25% less than I paid for the L5740 than I paid for it 3 years and 650 hours ago. He told me the expected demand for prior to Tier 4 final used tractors that had been expected...
  55. Thread: Recycling

    by MHarryE
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    Long drive for you. Holmes Recycling in Iron,...

    Long drive for you. Holmes Recycling in Iron, MN, gets our large scrap like cars. Hibbing Salvage right in downtown Hibbing gets all of our miscellaneous stuff like aluminum, lead, copper, pop...
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    I too have a 2011 L5740 and while starting sucks,...

    I too have a 2011 L5740 and while starting sucks, mine starts fine when I make sure to keep the glow plugs on until the light goes out. Mine is still not in the heated garage for winter so it is...
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    To get your answer answered look down the threads...

    To get your answer answered look down the threads to "Lebanon Oregon Woman..." which links to 2 rollover backward deaths from pulling high instead of from the drawbar. There is a warning that 3...
  58. Thread: Recycling

    by MHarryE
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    Up here in Northern MN where boats are...

    Up here in Northern MN where boats are everywhere, scrap value of a boat really sucks because the boat contains more than aluminum. Prices change from day to day so they are hard to find on line. ...
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    This is one application where synthetics are...

    This is one application where synthetics are vastly superior, quality synthetics anyway. I've been involved through the years continually upgrading an even more severe application. Synthetics can...
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    Often on off-highway the code is stored until...

    Often on off-highway the code is stored until erased using the proper software. Not sure if this applies to Kubota. It helps in trouble shooting later on to know if something unusual happened...
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    Not familiar with your size but I'm running...

    Not familiar with your size but I'm running 75W-90 synthetic in my tractor front axles, supplied by my dealer when I said I wanted to run a synthetic gear lube instead of Super UDT2 or 80W-90 as...
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    My prime machine size at Cat comes with either...

    My prime machine size at Cat comes with either 150 or 175 HP depending on machine weight. For commonality (cost) reasons all auxiliary engine components are identical (fan, radiator, ATAAC, oil...
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    Tractor News I screwed up on my size comments. M6 remains the...

    I screwed up on my size comments. M6 remains the same, 2 with the small engine and 2 with the 6.1 liter. Everything in the specs is identical to the Grand X except the power ratings. Even though...
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    Tractor News Re: New "M7" Series

    Muhammad - I went through the preliminary literature on the M6 series at my dealer's Friday and found no visual difference in the cab, that the only apparent change is adding DEF to get the NOX down....
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    Tractor News The answer for me, based on experience, is the...

    The answer for me, based on experience, is the Tier 4 final. Please look at the posts on here where owners are fighting to resolve mechanical injection pump problems and compare to the numbers...
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    Tractor News Re: New "M7" Series

    Yes, its been discussed before, but we still have to see someone having problems with Tier 4 interim or final posting here. When somebody said that the current Kubota's require parked regeneration I...
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    Tractor News Re: New "M7" Series

    Muhammad - I see Kubota announced the new M5 and M6 series to be available in North America later this year. Anything major different other than meeting Tier 4 final? I have a M135GX and wondered...
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    Tractor News Reduce the parked regens? I have had my M135GX 2...

    Reduce the parked regens? I have had my M135GX 2 seasons and have yet to have a parked regen. What would require a parked regen? My neighbor with a M100GX with a lot more hours but at lighter load...
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    I think you have more to work with than the...

    I think you have more to work with than the person who ended up with this car after I loaded it. I set it on a pickup bed on a truck already loaded and the side of the bed collapsed and it rolled...
  70. I too like N80 have a middle of the road cone...

    I too like N80 have a middle of the road cone spreader and feel that the PTO driveline is the heaviest built part on the spreader. I think it would rip the gearbox apart before damaging the driveline...
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    I didn't see it resolved in the prior posts but...

    I didn't see it resolved in the prior posts but gage and gauge have been used interchangeably for eons. It's like colour and color, harbor and harbour. The best dictionaries will explain they are...
  72. I had the strangest thing happen to a hitch ball....

    I had the strangest thing happen to a hitch ball. It was a 2 5/16 ball for my dump trailer, installed on the drawbar of my tractor and used for hauling some rotted manure from our cattle yard to my...
  73. Spraying and fertilizing have already been...

    Spraying and fertilizing have already been mentioned. Less significant but still important can be finding a sweet depot and returning to it. I have been disking some of our tough clay soil that has...
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    Tractor News Kubota has a 3.5% market share in Europe and is...

    Kubota has a 3.5% market share in Europe and is looking to punch it up to 4% which isn't much of a leap.

    The power shift appears to be the same one used by Massey but the CVT appears to be...
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    Tractor News Kubota has said in the past they were looking to...

    Kubota has said in the past they were looking to partner with another company in their jump to larger ag tractors, but the Brits who have seen the M7s at the Paris show say they use the same "cheesy"...
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    Tractor News It will be interesting to hear what you find out....

    It will be interesting to hear what you find out. From everything I read in British online publications they really seem focused on pairing with their Kverneland & Vicon equipment lines with...
  77. If your L4060 is like my M135GX, the choice comes...

    If your L4060 is like my M135GX, the choice comes in selecting either Japanese or American units. It doesn't mention anything about that being a change from metric to English unit of measure.
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    Hydros are in general much more sensitive to the...

    Hydros are in general much more sensitive to the oil used than gear type transmissions. Not sure about the other brands but my Kubota hydro has a hydraulic filter that filters the transmission oil...
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    I pull my dump trailer with my L5740 attached to...

    I pull my dump trailer with my L5740 attached to an A-frame hitch. Mine is a smaller trailer that holds about 1.5 yards. One reason is the drawbar hole is 25mm and 2 5/16 balls come with 1 inch...
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    Exceeds doesn't really say much, but doesn't...

    Exceeds doesn't really say much, but doesn't Shell sell 6 different Rotellas? If you assume they are correct in saying the lowest cost one meets or exceeds manufacturer's requirements, the steps up...
  81. Are you sure yours doesn't have float? It sounds...

    Are you sure yours doesn't have float? It sounds just like mine - if I push the lever all the way forward I go into float mode move it a little way and I have hydraulic power. I have flow control...
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    Just because there is a spec does not mean a...

    Just because there is a spec does not mean a fluid meeting the spec is equal to the fluid a manufacturer sells.

    It's correct the tractor manufacturers don't produce their own oil. They get theirs...
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    Variations in country standards is sometimes...

    Variations in country standards is sometimes surprising. Japanese dealer had 5 new machines in stock when engine certification rules forced him to export them. He had installed a custom air...
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    When the engine is off the electronic fwd is not...

    When the engine is off the electronic fwd is not connected. The electric control is actually electro-hydraulic and you need hydraulic pressure to engage the clutch pack. All of our tractors except...
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    Have had one problem with mine - 600 hours. ...

    Have had one problem with mine - 600 hours. Loader control cable from cab to valve broke heck how hood opens - my grill guard was bent back one time so hood wouldn't open. Check bucket mount for...
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    Unless the standard has changed since I retired,...

    Unless the standard has changed since I retired, certification requires a destructive test. The frame is secured in a rigid mount (usually very rigid anchors through a thick concrete floor) and the...
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    Industry, not government, was the main driver in...

    Industry, not government, was the main driver in ROPS. When people were being seriously injured or killed in rollover accidents, the lawsuits would be against the company with the deepest pockets,...
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    Tractor News The news release from their introduction states...

    The news release from their introduction states the 171 is 170 hp with a power boost to 190 hp. Standard, premium, and premium-CVT models. Built in Bierne near Dunkerque in Northern France. The...
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    Not sure how the injection pumps on those models...

    Not sure how the injection pumps on those models are controlled but our Tier 2 and Tier 3 offerings in several power ranges were software controlled. In other words I could flash new software into...
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    Problem solved - immediate problem was one of 3...

    Problem solved - immediate problem was one of 3 large relays located to the top rear of the engine compartment was bad. Permanent solution is they traded the tractor when the dealer principal came...
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    Actually many things done for emissions control...

    Actually many things done for emissions control reduce exhaust temp. High combustion temperatures result in higher NOX so they recirculate exhaust gas to keep the combustion temperature down. ...
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    Re: Setting up Remotes with Quick Connects

    My Kubotas have female on the tractor as well as all of our John Deeres. We use Pioneer males on all male ends on our implements without problem. The only time I had a problem was when I got a...
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    I found 3 large relays and tried the usual fix -...

    I found 3 large relays and tried the usual fix - tapping them - with no luck. Hope the dealer can give him some suggestions.
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    Workmaster 75 electrical

    A few years ago my brother in law bought my sister a TT75A primarily as a raking tractor. She has liked it so well that this year he bought a Workmaster 75 for their tedder. The Workmaster has not...
  95. Thread: L3240 woes

    by MHarryE
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    It sounds to me like a governor problem as the...

    It sounds to me like a governor problem as the symptoms you talk about don't appear to be really power related meaning they don't come on only when you are at 100% power although you are at full...
  96. Your diagram won't load for me but you describe...

    Your diagram won't load for me but you describe hydraulic pilot operated controls to your pumps - the -4 pilot lines from the joysticks. The new control from Iowa is likely Danfoss in Ames, Iowa. ...
  97. Audi/Volkswagen make some fine diesels. Several...

    Audi/Volkswagen make some fine diesels. Several years ago I happened to get an Audi A6 All Road. All Road means multi position suspension (actually 7 heights). One Sunday morning in light traffic...
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    IH has only a suction strainer for a reason. ...

    IH has only a suction strainer for a reason. Suction filter restriction with cold oil can harm a pump. Also if only a suction filter is used, it cannot have the same filtration capability as a...
  99. Is there any chance you are bouncing in the seat...

    Is there any chance you are bouncing in the seat and it momentarily cuts the engine when your weight comes off the seat?

    Have you tried the different propel modes? I am not sure how a 60 series...
  100. Thread: Tier 4 info

    by MHarryE
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    24 speed power shift helps keep the tractor...

    24 speed power shift helps keep the tractor running at full power while the non-power shift transmission has to stay in a gear that matches the largest part of an uneven windrow. Also ability swap...
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