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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    Well, even if you can't do the lean part, you can still be mean! :laughing:
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    I have had my Intimidator Crew for 1.5 years now. Very heavy duty machine, but with enough suspension travel that it can go at a decent speed over rough ground. Though its top speed of 33 mph is...
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    Re: Tractor tipping - how easy?

    Yes, I have seen that video before. The hill did not look that steep, but the rut was enough to tip it over. Sobering.
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    Re: 5035 HST suction strainer cleaning

    I got a chance to look at it just before they picked up the tractor. It did indeed have a plate on the left side of the tractor that looks like the one in the photo. I am surprised Mahindra did not...
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    Re: 5035 HST suction strainer cleaning

    I will look for it after I get my tractor back.
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    Re: 5035 HST suction strainer cleaning

    I read it. You mean on the left side of the tractor? I did not see one.
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    Re: 5035 HST suction strainer cleaning

    I doubt that! I think they know what my reaction would be. So far, the dealer has been very good. I need it to go in for4 warranty work anyway, as I am getting some strange noises under the hood....
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    Re: 5035 HST suction strainer cleaning

    If the dealer screws it up, it will be his expense. I don't want to risk it.
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    Re: 5035 HST suction strainer cleaning

    I found that there were rigid hydraulic lines preventing wrench access to the bolts. I did not want to risk damage to those, so I decided to have the dealer clean the strainer. Unfortunately, the...
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    Re: Mahindra rotary cutter

    I use the 8' heavy duty. I take out up to 3" saplings with it.
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    Re: Mahindra rotary cutter

    I have tried that. It works pretty well. However, the hair pins get bent, making them difficult to remove. I may go with the bolt idea.
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    Re: Mahindra rotary cutter

    I have had brush remove click pins frequently. It did not matter with previous cutters, because they had a fixed pin on the hitch. I bought some new clevis pins with locking pins. I may try them.
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    5035 HST suction strainer cleaning

    This might be a dumb question, but where is it? The Mahindra manual says it is on the right hand side of the rear housing, but the illustration does not look like anything I see there. They also...
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    Re: Mahindra rotary cutter

    I am thinking of doing that. I mow in the woods, so a lot of branches kick up and snag things. I used to lose click pins on a normal bush hog, but the 3-point adjustment still kept the mower on. The...
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    Re: Mahindra rotary cutter

    I like the chain idea. I may drill out for the click pin also. I bought a quick hitch, but it is cat 1, which fits the tractor, but the mower is cat 2. So, I use the hitch for log dragging and little...
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    Re: Mahindra rotary cutter

    I have the 8' heavy duty dual spindle model. It is mounted with clevis pins and hairpin cotters. The cotters always get torn out by brush, letting the clevis pins fall out. Anyone have a good way of...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    So far, I have been happy with our Intimidator. Very rugged, and can go pretty much anywhere that isn't vertical!.
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    Re: Log skidding cone

    With a BX2370, you may be able to pull up to 2000lb logs up your hill with some kind of cone. I would also suggest investing in a snatch block and a tree strap, so you can change the angle of pull....
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    Re: Log skidding cone

    That sounds small to me also. I tried an olive barrel. It works OK, but does not always orient itself properly. BTW, I cannot use "BBQ" and "propane" together. To me, making BBQ requires slowly...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    Its all about what you use it for. Our Intimidator Crew seats 6. It requires a bit of room to maneuver, but with some patience, we can get around. It has far more hauling and towing capacity than...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    Well, I have had the Intimidator Crew with the Kohler gas engine for a bit more than a year now. No problems to report so far.
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    I believe he was referring to how much line was let out, not how much he had on the spool. That is why he said "on the last wrap", which has less pull than the first wrap.
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    Re: Best tractor for the money

    I must say, that price seems rather high for a tractor with nearly 4600 hours on it.
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    Re: Best tractor for the money

    I like your footer. Another fellow grammar freak! There are too few of us. I try not to lose sleep over it, but I never loose sleep over it.
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    Re: Best tractor for the money

    I had to finally buy a new tractor, after having a Kubota B7100 HST for 25 years and 2300 hours, as it was worn out, and smaller than what I really needed. I ended up getting a Mahindra 5035 HST...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    When I was looking into UTVs, the Yamaha Viking was high on my list, precisely because of the way the belt drive worked. So I checked into this, and found that the Intimidator also uses a centrifugal...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    I agree with that. I knew I was giving up some maneuverability to get a 6-passenger model. But I can make a couple of cuts and still go pretty much anywhere. The turning radius is 14 feet....
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    That depends on the vehicle design. On a tractor, for example, the weight is on the axles, as there is no suspension. On a UTV, there is no weight on part of the axle, though there is weight on the...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    Since the weight is in the trailer and not in the Rhino, I don't think you will break the axles. The worst that could happen, IMHO, is that the belt might squeal and wear out quickly. But even that...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    One cord of split wood, when wet, weighs about 5000 lb. When dry, it probably drops to about 3000-4000 #. So, you might have 1000-1600# of wood in your trailer, plus the weight of the trailer.
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    My Intimidator is 63" wide, but I use it in the woods; no problem. And I wanted to have room for 6 people. That trailer you have looks pretty heavy full of wood. Probably heavier than the rated...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    Thanks for sharing that with us. My UTV won't go that fast, but I don't take it on the road, so I don't need it to.
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    If you have a closed cab, you might consider one of those propane heaters that sit in your cup holder. They should put out a lot more heat than an electric one.
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    I hope others will share their experiences also. I opted not to get a plow for my Intimidator because, whereas it is among the beefiest UTVs on the market, its axle size and front end are puny...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    An RTV for $4000 sounds like a steal. It might be worthwhile for readers to share their experiences using a UTV with a snow plow. I have heard some say the suspension and drive train are not really...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    I do like the bucket seats in my Intimidator. It is only 25 Hp but it will go as fast as I ever would want it to on my property. 30 MPH in the fields and 5 mph in the woods is about the limit I will...
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    Interestingly, it seems that all the people who have commented about their winch ownership experience have liked their product, regardless of brand. That makes me lean towards the Norse, as I don't...
  38. Re: Tractor Purchase Recommendation - Mahindra vs Kubota vs New Holland vs JD

    I have had my 5035 for a couple of months now. It can really pull! I have used a quick hitch to pull logs weighing over 4000 lb. When one got hung up, it broke a 3/8" proof chain, which, although it...
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    I don't think the US models have an automatic brake. I note that the larger Igland models don't, either. Only the 4201 and smaller do.
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    Oddly, you have to find the price of the 450 on Labonville's home page, rather than the winch page:Welcome to Labonville Inc. (tm) -
    As you can see, it is $2995.
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    I instinctively would prefer the band brake. The Norse and Wallenstein, I believe, have a ratchet brake. But the Norse is the cheapest unit on the market for its capacity, as far as I know. I don't...
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    Comparison to Wallenstein by a Farmi dealer: New Page 3

    Comparing to Fransgard: New Page 2
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    I brought the question up because Farmi has roller bearings. They brag about the fact that they do and Wallenstein does not. What are the features you are referring to?
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    Do they have roller bearings on all shafts? I became aware that the Wallenstein product uses bushings instead of roller bearings. I am interested in the Norse 450 because of price, but I keep...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    I know what you mean about the need for slow speed while spraying. We could use the ability to creep more slowly when we spray. We end up doing a lot of starting and stopping, which will increase...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    I have no doubt about its ruggedness. I had a Kubota tractor with HST for many years. But the price was too high for me, and the ground clearance too little. (The Intimidator has 11") I did not know...
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    Re: Stump Pulling with 3-Point - Any concerns?

    But there are 3 places where the arms attach. With a quick hitch or a winch, it is possible to transfer most or all of the pulling load to the place where the top link attaches to the tractor.
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    Re: Reviews of Igland winches

    I hope you don't mind me jumping in 3 years later, but I have some questions. Is the brake a ratchet and pawl system? Can you leave it off while pulling to avoid wear and that clinking sound? Can you...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    One other thought: if the location of the upper pulley is above the location where the top link is attached to a skidding winch, then the load on the top link is actually GREATER than it would be on...
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    Re: Stump Pulling with 3-Point - Any concerns?

    Amen to that! I have often made that point for hydrostatic transmissions.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    I have had some fun trying to pull stumps over the years. I just pulled one out today with my F350 crew cab pickup. In general, I don't like to pull stumps with tractors. Usually, the stump wins,...
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    Re: Stump Pulling with 3-Point - Any concerns?

    Amen to that!!
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    As I mentioned a few posts ago, I do the hard pulling with the chain attached to a drawbar at the bottom of the quick hitch. This transfers the pulling load almost entirely to the bottom links. Only...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    Good idea. I will have to try that.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    I have been using a cut-off plastic olive barrel for that. It sort of works. In this particular case, however, the hang-up was due to a fork, not the butt end of the log. The tree had fallen into the...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    I do the hard pulling from a drawbar mounted to the bottom of the quick hitch. That will transfer the load pretty much directly to the lower links. Once I get the logs onto the trail, only then do I...
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    Re: Took the plunge 5035 HST

    Update: I have been doing some logging with a quick hitch. With my heavy 4-way bucket up front, there seems to be no way that the front end will lift up. But with HST drive, I can easily stop if it...
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    Re: Log skidding cone

    I finally tried it. It seemed to help a bit, but it was hard to keep the log in the barrel. Also, knobs on the tree still tore up the ground.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    I finally tried out my quick hitch for logging. (It doesn't fit any of my implements, but since it cost me leas than $100, it is a cheap way to attach some grab hooks.) I pulled an oak section 18"...
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    Re: 3 point hitch winch frame

    Anyone know anything about an International Machinery Corp. Model VC34 winch?
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    Re: How do you carry your chainsaw ?

    I was inspired by seeing all of these ideas. I ended up using composite decking board for mine, attaching it to a Mahindra ML-130 loader on a 5035 tractor. I used a dado blade to hollow out the...
  62. Thread: 50 hp tractor

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    Comparison Re: 50 hp tractor

    I would modify that to "if you are lucky if you get what you pay for". A higher price does not guaranty higher quality. Compare a Mercedes with a Honda, for example. Guess which one is more reliable?...
  63. Thread: 50 hp tractor

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    Comparison Re: 50 hp tractor

    Have you heard of boutique pricing? Or perhaps the words of a Don McClean song: "The more you pay, the more it's worth".
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    Re: CAT 2 implement to CAT 1 tractor

    Actually, that is a very clear sketch. My concern would be that the bushings might slide out of the holes unless all the lengths were just right. But a quick tack weld of the bushing to the pin might...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    It is a 2013 Mahindra 5035, branded as a 2015. As equipped with a 4-way FEL, it is about 9000 lb with no rear attachment. The 4-way bucket weighs 600# more than the OEM bucket, so I have plenty of...
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    Re: CAT 2 implement to CAT 1 tractor

    One example: 3 Point Quick Hitch
    The image does not show the side that faces the tractor. But any bushing would have to stay in the hitch holes without sliding off, and yet be narrow enough to let...
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    Re: CAT 2 implement to CAT 1 tractor

    Not sure that will work. The quick hitch uses a special pin which is barely long enough inside the frame holes to accommodate the link ends.
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    "The butt end digging in creating more drawbar pull means nothing. You aren't gonna flip it attached to a FACTORY LOCATED drawbar. Regardless of how big the log or how much it digs. But you very...
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    Re: CAT 2 implement to CAT 1 tractor

    I have a slightly different problem. I would like to use a cat 2 quick hitch on my cat 1 tractor, so that I can remove my 8' brush cutter more easily. The cutter has holes for both cat 1 and cat 2...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    If you make your own doors, you have to show us pix! :)
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    The way I use my Intimidator, the Kubota product just would not work. In particular, I would worry about how vulnerable the underside is to stumps and sharp objects.
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    Based on my experience with a Kubota B7100 HST tractor, I imagine the HST drive on the RTV X900 is probably more reliable than any of the belt-type CVT drives on just about all other UTVs, including...
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    Re: Log skidding cone

    I think the bottom of the olive barrel is rounded enough so that I will not need to alter it. We will see.
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    Re: Log skidding cone

    I thought of the plastic barrel approach, but their bottoms are rather flat. Heating them to change the shape is an iffy proposition. But I found out that used olive and pickle barrels have a more...
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    Re: Comparing JD, Kubota, Mahindra specs...

    Yes, I know that this is an ancient thread. But I just came across it. Presently, the Nebraska test labs are testing many Kubota models. I still have not seen one for Mahindra, though I bought one.
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    Yeah, that is why I chose the Kohler gas engine on my Intimidator. That, plus a $3000 higher price tag on the diesel, and the fact that the diesel is liquid cooled instead of air cooled. That means...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    They are very comfortable. The company was founded by the same folks that make Bad Boy Mowers, but is an independent company. They are also being marketed by Mahindra as their Mpax (?) UTV.
    They...
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    Re: Work UTV ... narrow down some choices please

    I did look at that. I chose the Intimidator because it is far more rugged. It rides very well also.
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    Re: Took the plunge 5035 HST

    Now I have some more questions. While working in the woods, mowing down some saplings, I managed to break off the hood latch knob, which is not well protected. I will need a new knob and cable, and...
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    Re: Took the plunge 5035 HST

    Can anyone suggest a good way to carry a chain saw with this tractor? I don't like putting my stuff in the FEL, as it can fall out, and I often need to use the FEL to move fallen trees off the trail....
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    You seem to be following this 4-year old thread anyway. :) I understand the danger of hitching high, yet logging winches do exactly that. Flipover chance is reduced by the plate at the bottom. Also,...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    I think putting a drawbar in your lower link would also keep the log away from the PTO shield. I think this might work: Tractor Drawbar-Drawbars | Agri Supply #28272
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    When you attach it to both lower links, you create tremendous leverage to pull the lower links towards each other. The tighter the chain is between them, the worse it will be. If you want to pull...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Log/tree skidding with your quick-hitch

    I have thought about getting a quick hitch for this purpose, too. Yes, you would be hitching high, but the drawbar pull would be a fraction as high as it would be with the butt of the log plowing a...
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    Re: Took the plunge 5035 HST

    My cutter has a slip clutch, so no shear pins to worry about. But I am supposed to torque the loader mounting bolts now. Some require more than 400 ft-lb. I don't have a tool for that. Unforeseen...
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    Re: Took the plunge 5035 HST

    I have started to do some bush hogging. It has no trouble powering the 8' cutter through normal grass and brush. It slows down a bit in the 3" stuff it is rated to cut, but that is why I have an HST...
  87. Re: Tractor Purchase Recommendation - Mahindra vs Kubota vs New Holland vs JD

    I agree with that. I would not have an FEL without 4WD. BTW, I pretty much wore out my Kubota B7100 with 2100 hours on it. It still ran, but needed a lot of repairs, so I sold it. I now have a...
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    Re: Question on tipping tractor over

    Indeed, float position my stop a forward tilt, but lowering it under hydraulic pressure is more positive. If it continues to tip while going forward with the bucket down under hydraulic pressure, you...
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    Re: Question on tipping tractor over

    I wouldn't know. I never post nonsense.
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    Re: Question on tipping tractor over

    Yikes! I have had only one close call, but that makes me pretty paranoid about it. It was when I had a heavy load in my loader, traversing a fairly steep hill. I kept the loader pretty low, but the...
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    Re: Question on tipping tractor over

    It is a common error that I am seeing with greater and greater frequency. Bad grammar spreads as a virus. My "doctor's prescription" was directed at current readers who may have fallen into this...
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    Re: Question on tipping tractor over

    Wasn't on this forum 7 years ago.
  93. Re: Worthless tip over calculations...are interesting!

    Can't open link.
  94. Re: Worthless tip over calculations...are interesting!

    That is true, as long as the platform is made of a material which would not let the tractor slide. Generally, on soil, a tractor will slide sideways before it reaches the static tipping angle. But...
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    Re: Tractor tipping - how easy?

    Amen to that, although on my Mahindra, my feet are above the transmission completely. My experience is that errant sticks are far more likely to do damage to a valve stem on the inside of the wheel...
  96. Re: Worthless tip over calculations...are interesting!

    Interestingly, that would put the CoG quite low in such a formula. It would make the tip angle around 45-55 degrees. The loader will not raise the CoG much, if at all, if it is kept low to the...
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    Re: Tractor tipping - how easy?

    I have the Rimguard in my tires, too. 1300# of it, in fact. But I still don't know the CG. However, I found that the difference between the factory default setting, versus the maximum, which is 3.6"...
  98. Re: Worthless tip over calculations...are interesting!

    Can't do the calculations without knowing the location of the center of gravity. And, as I mentioned, they are static calculations. Movement and acceleration drastically affect the results. As an...
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    Re: I'm freaked my B2920 will tip over sideways

    lose traction, not loose traction.
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    Re: I'm freaked my B2920 will tip over sideways

    The math for this is not difficult. The maximum static angle is equal to 90 degrees -arctan(2* cg/width), where cg is the height above ground of the center of gravity, and width is the distance...
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