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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    The trick with noodling is to periodically change the bar angle. When it's parallel to the grain the chips will be more like straw and can clog up the clutch cover on many saws. If you angle the...
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    Re: Ballast weight - how high can I go?

    The balance and stability is good but it makes the tractor ride rougher on hard or uneven ground, and on soft ground rutting is a much bigger problem. I feel like 800# for a basic L tractor is a...
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    Re: Ballast weight - how high can I go?

    I have an 800# ballast on my L3200 and it's great but I sure wouldn't want to go heavier.
  4. Thread: iPhone IOS 11.2.1

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    Re: iPhone IOS 11.2.1

    App isn't needed anymore, just visit TBN via the web browser.
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    Re: B2650 dual rear remotes.

    NICE WORK!!!
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    Re: Just ordered a GTH52XLS

    I went up 10" in deck sizes, from 38" to 48", and boy do I notice that extra 10", good and bad. It helps cut more grass on each pass, so that's good, but it's less maneuverable and harder to step...
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    Re: New Truck demo discount

    I've never seen any dealer be realistic about demos. Because it hasn't been titled, they think it's new despite having miles and wear/tear. You know if the shoe was on the other foot they'd...
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    Husqvarna Product Catalogs
  9. Re: Where is my aux light (work light) connectors??? (BX 23s)

    Used to be under the left rear fender on other Kubota models.
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    Comparison Re: KUBOTA L4701DT vs LS XR4150

    The way the Kubota loader numbers work is this:

    LA765 --- 760 is the capacity in kilograms (kg) -- 5 is the revision. So the pound capacity is 1675.5#.

    Another example -- the LA524 and LA525...
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    Buying Advice Re: MF GC1715 Warranty trasnfer?

    I wouldn't be bothered by the plastic there at all, especially compared to Mahindra who put a pretty lousy paint job on the Max 26's metal bodywork. The Massey is a really nice little subcompact...
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    Comparison Re: Husqvarna GT48DXLS Compared to John Deere

    In my 2015-2016 product catalog (paper), all models with locking diffs have a "D" in the name. Only have 3-4 models with a diff and I know one of them was sold at Lowes so I don't think D meant...
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    Re: Mahindra propaganda

    The refreshed Max 26 looks real nice, and it's about time they put a real seat on it. That was one of the biggest weaknesses of the previous generations.

    I am still leery about the eMax models...
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    Comparison Re: KUBOTA L4701DT vs LS XR4150

    Based on past experience, I think it's also very important to take lift height into account when comparing loaders across brands. Kubota loaders tend to lift higher, for example 10-12" higher than...
  15. Re: Best tow vehicle for 3 grand? Van, Suburban, or truck.

    I wouldn't hesitate to tow locally with a $3K beater, but on a 200 mile trip? No way. That is just asking for trouble. It would have to be pretty **** reliable from top to bottom before I'd...
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    Re: DuroMax 10KW dual fuel generator - NOW $500!!

    Seems too good to be true. Has anyone actually run one of these for a bunch of hours? For $500 it's an amazing deal, but then again, if it craps out or isn't dependable, that's a waste of $500. ...
  17. Re: Xterra head light burns out twice, couple weeks

    Yeah, if you touched halogen bulbs with your bare fingers they will fail pretty quickly. Need to keep them clean. Use a clean cloth or clean gloves when you handle them.
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    Re: Save $$$ - Heat with Wood

    Some geo systems only have a ground loop, and no wells -- they would just dig a long trench and lay pipe, or a wide pit and lay coiled pipe. Typical pipe is just black poly tube, same as you'd use...
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    Backhoe Re: Mahindra owners. Little help here please.

    Not sure what you hoped to accomplish with that other than damaging your own reputation.

    No tractor brand gets a pass here on TBN. They get credit when credit is due and criticism when criticism...
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    Re: How rigid is a 1" x 4" flat bar ?

    I would think so too, but it really depends on the I beam characteristics -- they are very stiff shapes. That is more of a beam, and what you're proposing is more of an anchor. For your case I'd...
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    Re: How rigid is a 1" x 4" flat bar ?

    How rigid compared to what? Normally in situations like this, absent any other information about loads, I would take the normal/recommended structural steel and compute it's characteristics, and...
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    Re: Used Kubota L3940 TLB or Mahindra 1526 TLB?

    It is fairly complicated -- they use a DOC (catalyst) instead of a DPF. How that compares to DPF and which is better is pretty much marketing. I will say this, Mahindra must have done a good job...
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    Re: Save $$$ - Heat with Wood

    There are a couple key aspects to add -- first is that a reversing valve is used to change the direction of the system between heating and cooling cycles. The reversing valve is an important...
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    Re: Save $$$ - Heat with Wood

    Our geo has worked great, but with a couple minor glitches. One time it cutoff in really cold weather because the aux heater wasn't wired up properly and the long run times of the main unit dropped...
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    Re: Garage sub-panel. 100a? 200a? How about 125a?

    Yeah, I agree, I haven't ever needed more amp capacity, but I have frequently needed more slots for breakers.

    At my previous house I had to use "skinny" breakers to add a couple extra circuits. ...
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    Buying Advice Re: New tractor purchase.

    This really sucks. Not good for Mahindra's reputation here on TBN, that's for sure. I would get in touch with a lawyer at this point.
  27. Re: Kubota BX232 - Major leak after adding a gallon of hydraulic fluid

    More and more it sounds like the transmission case was overfilled to the point that venting was no longer possible and the incompressible fluid started shooting seals out. Let's hope it's only the...
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    Re: Save $$$ - Heat with Wood

    I agree -- LD1, take a look again at what TnAndy wrote, it makes a good point.
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    Re: Why by new when used will do?

    By the way, I don't have a preference for Stihl or Husky -- I consider them both and then pick the best saw in each size class. I previously owned a Stihl 261 which was a fine 50cc saw, then sold it...
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    Re: Why by new when used will do?

    I don't have any ownership experience with the homeowner Stihls -- I have only owned their pro models (same goes for Husky). However, I have run several Stihl 250/251 saws belonging to neighbors or...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Kubota super udt2 in Mahindra 2538

    Nah -- it's possible to change filters-only without draining the fluid. This is fairly common. You can do a search here, as there are a lot of posts on the topic (you're not the first person on...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Kubota super udt2 in Mahindra 2538

    SUDT2 is good stuff, but you do not need to replace the fluid at 50 hours, only change the filters.
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    Re: Why by new when used will do?

    They used to be a great chainsaw 30+ years ago, but in recent decades they have been complete junk. Husqvarna owns the Poulan name and sells some pretty lousy power equipment under that product line...
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    Re: Save $$$ - Heat with Wood

    I could do that every other year and I may take that approach next year, but I definitely want to get up top periodically to wire brush the louvers on the chimney cap. They accumulate ash over time...
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    Re: Why by new when used will do?

    What brand and model?
  36. Thread: 2.7EB vs 3.5EB?

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    Re: 2.7EB vs 3.5EB?

    My 2014 Sierra with the 5.3L / AFM hasn't used a drop of oil in 3+ years. In fact the whole truck has been flawless except for the OEM battery which died just before the basic 3/36 warranty was up...
  37. Re: How to connect external PVC electrical conduit to interior box?

    They are also important for long runs, as PVC can expand quite a bit with temperature. I have one on the ~ 12' run of PVC up the wall on my house where my generator wiring enters the home, and...
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    Re: Save $$$ - Heat with Wood

    What got me thinking about this was cleaning my chimney a couple weeks ago. Due to a real complicated roof layout, it was a real challenge to get safely onto the roof. The two easy routes I tried...
  39. Thread: Tractors on hills

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    Re: Tractors on hills

    I will tell you this, when operating a forklift many decades ago, we were only allowed to reverse up hills and go forward down hills with an empty fork lift. This is due to the insane amount of rear...
  40. Re: How to connect external PVC electrical conduit to interior box?

    For 30A run less than about 250' distance and only used as 240V AC, #10 is fine in many cases. #8 may be required to reduce voltage drop over longer distances with higher amp loads, and/or if you...
  41. Re: How to connect external PVC electrical conduit to interior box?

    1" conduit seems awful small to me. I normally do 1.5" minimum, or 2", but it actually depends on the wiring gauge, wiring jacket, and ampacity, so check the code/specs to be sure it's all correct. ...
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    Save $$$ - Heat with Wood

    Posted this up on another forum recently and had to do it on TBN too. This is an old list that dates from the 1970s when I remember seeing it posted near the coffee pot at my dad's work. Found it...
  43. Re: L3301 + Z400 ZT mower, best specs for BH, FEL, brush hog?

    I think the main advantage to gear is that you don't lose ~ 15% engine power to the HST driveline. So for many uses, gear is better, like mowing, row-crop farming, many types of logging, etc. Where...
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    Re: 2018 CK3510 HST (Maintenance Schedule)

    Like most modern tractors, you replace the hydraulic/HST filters at 50 hours, but not the fluid. If you have concerns about particles/chips/etc, you can drain the fluid, screen or filter it...
  45. Thread: L2501

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    Price Check Re: L2501

    Go to the Kubota website and figure out the retail price new. Then knock off 20% off -- that would be my estimate for a "dealer asking" price on this used machine. Adjust from there based on...
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    Price Check Re: L4701 purchase tips

    Get the retail pricing off the Kubota website and then expect anywhere from 10-12-15% discounts typical.
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    Re: Pallet forks - operational issue

    Yeah, at the time I remember thinking for $12 it didn't matter how good the cameras were -- and the two I installed on my tractor are still doing well a couple years later. Same with the $25 screen,...
  48. Re: Anyone have experiences with Timber Block homes?

    I like the concept of SIPS, but have no direct experience. My brother in law is an architect and he likes it but I don't think he has more than about 15 years experience with it.

    For our home, we...
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    Re: Pallet forks - operational issue

    They are generally all the same Chinese crap, so it doesn't matter much. Just don't overpay. Some of the name brands offer camera/screen combinations for over $100 that are identical to the $12...
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    Comparison Re: KUBOTA L4701DT vs LS XR4150

    Unless there are other factors, I'd always prefer a three-cylinder over a four-cylinder in a tractor -- they are a lot nicer to live with in terms of smoothness and vibration with or without a cab. ...
  51. Thread: come alongs

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    Re: come alongs

    Now you're talking!!
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    Re: I want to install a whole humidifier

    We've been running a steam unit (Aprilaire 800) for 5 years and haven't had any issues at all. Prior to installing a water softener, I was replacing the steam canister annually at a cost of $55. ...
  53. Thread: come alongs

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    Re: come alongs

    I have moved logs out of some complicated terrain using a pulley high up in a tree to act as a fairlead, and a long logging rope. Attach rope to log with a chain, run rope up through fairlead and...
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    Re: Check out the New Kubota Bigtoolrack

    Looks great, and very nice video.
  55. Thread: 2017 Kubota B2601

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    Chains Re: 2017 Kubota B2601

    I had the previous generation B, and it did not have enough room for chains between the rear tires and fender with R4 tires but I suspect there would have been enough room with Ag tires. What type...
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    Re: I want to install a whole humidifier

    Have you looked at the Aprilaire 800 steam humidifier? Different install arrangement which may work better for you -- just put a steam nozzle into the supply duct downstream of the furnace and the...
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    Re: Any Tractor Guys Into Sports Cars Too?

    Except for a few brief periods, I have always had a sports car -- sometimes as my only car, but in more recent years as a frequent/daily driver in addition to an SUV or truck for work use. I was...
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    Re: How big of step from BX25 to B2650 TLB?

    The B2650 is within inches of the L2501/L3301/L3901 in most dimensions, in fact I think the B actually has a longer wheelbase. The difference is that the B is a lot lighter built and lighter duty. ...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    What I find useful is to carefully study the tree and understand the loads in the wood grain -- what's under tension, what's under compression, where the shear plane is, etc. That trumps everything...
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    We had a couple cars and pickups with the slant-six and that was indeed a nice little engine. Very smooth, as inline-six engines are (BMW has used them extensively), and the Chrysler guys had the...
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    Traction Re: Wheel weights or filled tires?

    Need to know what you're actually doing with the tractor. I will say that the smaller Kubotas are light. Tire ballast is enough to offset the weight of the loader install, but not enough to also...
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    Re: Anybody run power cable above ground in conduit?

    I wanted to come back to followup on my thread. With cooler weather and two other trench projects lined up, I rented a trencher last weekend and finally buried the power line to my barn. Here are a...
  63. Re: Buying New VS Buying Used: Kubota L3200 HST FEL or current L3301 HST

    I think if I was serious about a hot rodding a 2501, I'd start comparing the relevant engine parts between the engine in the 2501 and 3400 and see what's same/different. Diesels like this are fairly...
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    Re: Kubota L3301 HST Peddle Flip Mod

    Don't worry, you actually got the entire word wrong -- it's a treadle, not a pedal.
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    The "coos bay cut" is a good technique to deal with leaners or any tree that is under a load like that. Doesn't have to be leaning to barber-chair.
    ...
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    Dirt Moving Re: Mahindra customer satisfaction

    Not only that, but the whole point of them changing the Max 28 to the Max 26 was to avoid all that baloney.
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    Re: L3400HST-F Speed control pedal, Damper????

    Looks like you need to order a replacement, or see if you can do without it. The damper is only there to control the return to center, to allow the proper mix of coasting/stopping when you let off...
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    Re: 3/0 Wire stripper/cutter?

    Yeah, that's how I do it and it works just fine. I keep telling myself I use that wire so rarely I don't need a special tool. Probably made 20-30 connections with it in the last 3-4 years, so if...
  69. Re: Buying New VS Buying Used: Kubota L3200 HST FEL or current L3301 HST

    What size chipper do you run? I run a Wallenstein BX-42 on my L3200, which has a 4"x10" throat. It does OK. On my previous B2920, it would occasionally drag the engine down. Hard to believe a few...
  70. Re: Buying New VS Buying Used: Kubota L3200 HST FEL or current L3301 HST

    That doesn't have anything to do with the basic tractor or it's capability. It is the old L3400 engine, and larger than the L3200 engine. Most of us never rev those engines past the RPM limiter on...
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    Re: Anyone notice an abundance of walnuts this year?

    We filled a bucket a few weeks ago when visiting the VA mountains -- it was a bumper crop this year. Processed them and put them in my garage to dry. I may crack a couple tomorrow and see how they...
  72. Re: Just replaced a garage door and have some odd issue's.

    When I see that, it looks like the door is being allowed to roll too far back and up. The cable should not swing back that far from vertical.
  73. Re: Buying New VS Buying Used: Kubota L3200 HST FEL or current L3301 HST

    The L2501 has the L3400 34HP engine from two generations ago, and it’s a larger engine than what came in the L3200 from one generation ago. In terms of weight and engine grunt down low, the L2501 is...
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    Re: How often do you have your septic tank pumped?

    Yeah, but it would do the same if I diverted it to a separate leech pot. I just don't see a reason it needs to go through the septic tank and drainfield which has a more important purpose.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Duct tape works well for small kids. Will secure them to any type of trailer. :laughing:
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    Re: Snow moving. Not as easy as I thought

    For my rear blade it just sits below the cutting edge and doesn't need a slit. You can use a plasma cutter to slit the pipe if you want to slip it over the cutting edge. Welding shop can do it if...
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    Re: Pallet forks - operational issue

    Yeah, and it's amazing you can get this stuff so cheap now. I think I spent about $25 for the screen and $10-12 for each camera (also have one on the ROPS aiming rearward). Even if I break...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Yes, that's just poly, about 3 coats. We stacked the slabs carefully to dry, under a big stack of heavy oak, and it stayed perfectly straight. Then screwed each tread down with 12 screws and they...
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    Re: Snow moving. Not as easy as I thought

    I really think it's somewhat of a myth that the front loader bucket in float is a good snow removal tool. Maybe better than nothing at all, but in my experience it's a poor way to clear snow. You...
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    Re: Pallet forks - operational issue

    I welded up a camera frame/housing that magnets to the back of my bucket. Makes it real easy to aim my clamp-on forks.

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  81. Re: Buying New VS Buying Used: Kubota L3200 HST FEL or current L3301 HST

    One person on here thought so, but in my experience it's absolutely no different than the L3200/L3800 or the previous generation L models. The L3301/3901 are quieter, but they also have quite a bit...
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    Re: Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Twisty grain, almost impossible to split into straight pieces. I have also noticed it rots too easily in the woodpile. On the other hand, we accidentally ran a red gum log through our sawmill and...
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    Re: How often do you have your septic tank pumped?

    I tell you what, I sure wish we could have a separate gray water system and I am almost tempted to do something after the fact if I could easily separate out some of the drain lines down in my crawl...
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    Re: ATV/UTV Diesels.....How many hours is ALOT?

    You do have to be careful about the transmissions in these vehicles, both from a reliability and durability standpoint. Some of the belt transmissions are just not capable of hard work. One of the...
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    Dirt Moving Re: Mahindra customer satisfaction

    What was their other line? I tend to agree with the guy if he was comparing to Deere or Kubota. In terms of stuff like paint, seats, knobs, controls, plastic trim, etc -- the stuff that kind of...
  86. Re: Buying New VS Buying Used: Kubota L3200 HST FEL or current L3301 HST

    Yeah, look into the new L2501. It actually has a larger engine than the L3200 and is a bit of a sleeper.
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    Re: 2538 50hr not changing trans fluid.

    BTW, there have been several posts over the years where someone found serious amounts of metal shavings in their transmission, and these things were not going to drain out with the fluid through a...
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    Re: 2538 50hr not changing trans fluid.

    That is not universally true. If your tractor shares a common reservoir between transmission and hydraulics, there could be two filters, and both will call for changing at 50 hours, independent of...
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    Re: 2538 50hr not changing trans fluid.

    Highly recommended by who?? The maintenance schedule on the last several HST tractors I have operated all call for a filter change at 50 hours but not a fluid change. Construction equipment (which...
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    Re: 2538 50hr not changing trans fluid.

    If that is the case then your filters should catch it. If it's capable of being carried by the fluid then it will be flowing and it will go through a filter. The fluid can't magically hold...
  91. Re: Synthetic vs. standard HST fluid change results

    It's amazing how much of a difference it can make, and I have generally only heard good things about SUDT2 in tractors, especially HST machines.
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    Re: Today's game of "Name that Scat"

    Thanks for the feedback all -- will post back if I get some pictures on the game cam.
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    Re: 2538 50hr not changing trans fluid.

    For engine oil, that is true, because of the way the oil is contaminated and degraded. But for hydraulic fluid, there is no equivalent problem, and it's perfectly fine to change the filters only at...
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    Today's game of "Name that Scat"

    My wife noticed this on our driveway when taking our pup out this morning. Happened sometime after 11pm last night and before 6am this morning. That's the tip of a regular sized flat shovel for...
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    Re: How often do you have your septic tank pumped?

    We are required to do it every 5 years or less. I had ours done for the first time at 4 years and it looked normal. Unless things change, I'll stretch to 5 years for the next cleaning.
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    Re: Wife harvested a nice 8 point at our place

    That is awesome!
  97. Re: Has anyone ever considered an emergency air shut off for your diesel tractor?

    Keep a suitable sized rag handy -- or your t-shirt -- to stuff in the intake. It will take some bravery to pop the hood and get under there if the engine is running away though.

    On my previous...
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    Re: Which Attachment Lawn Installation ?

    I probably wouldn't turn/till the soil if it's already settled a bit and growing something (even weeds). Hard to say without being on site to see for myself. I know that for my property, what I did...
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    Re: Kubota L3301 HST Peddle Flip Mod

    BTW, with large feet/boots, be careful getting "off" the tractor. It's way too easy to get a boot hooked or stuck in the HST treadle area and if you happen to fall off the platform or can't steady...
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    Re: Kubota L3301 HST Peddle Flip Mod

    I normally would prefer a sight glass for simplicity, but I have heard more than one person on here have to replace theirs because it leaked. It sure is hard to see the level with the color of...
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