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  1. Re: How durable is the paint on aftermarket wheel rims?

    For those who have mounted these rims with just the original paint...any input as to how durable the paint has been?
  2. How durable is the paint on aftermarket wheel rims?

    I recently bought two pair of aftermarket A&I 9x28 rear rims for an 8N Ford and TO-20 Ferguson.

    The silver grey paint appears uniform and well applied but I question it's durability and rust...
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    Re: Help Needed with trailer options

    Here are the photos of the new 20' trailer and the TO30 I picked up on my way home from Sikeston.

    http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t51/owenslee/IMG_0213_zps21f5dc1a.jpg
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    Re: Help Needed with trailer options

    Me too...!
    Thanks.
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    Re: Help Needed with trailer options

    Thanks Chris,
    Had a collapsed lung on 1/8/13....2/14/13....and 3/8/13... and they put in a second heart stent yesterday to open an 80% blockage in the RCA.
    Getting released today
    Kerry
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    Re: Help Needed with trailer options

    I intend to have removable oak sides on three sides of the trailer so the pockets are necessary.

    The trailer was finished and picked up last week. It turned out great.

    Only change I would have...
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    eBay/Craigslist Re: Added another TO-30 to the stable.

    I've got a spare steering box on both a TO-20 or TO-30 parts tractors that I can rebuild and then just switch down the road. I believe the TO-20 and TO-30 boxes will interchange...
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    eBay/Craigslist Added another TO-30 to the stable.

    On my recent trip to Sikeson MO to order a custom 20ft flatbed trailer described here:

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/trailers-transportation/271482-help-needed-trailer-options.html

    I...
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    Re: Help Needed with trailer options

    Thanks Chris for your guidance.

    BTW, weight of the finished trailer was estimated to be 2300 lbs.

    An identical configuration quoted by Jerry James was quoted $130 higher without the diamond...
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    Re: Help Needed with trailer options

    Thanks to all who replied.

    Order was placed on Tuesday.

    Decided on the heavier 12,000 capacity.

    Went with Kubota Orange with hardener and black pin stripes.

    2-3 week delivery
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    Re: Help Needed with trailer options

    Your on the money...the difference is only $175....not counting the upgraded spare.

    12K it will be...

    Would seem to be money better spent than the heavier tread plate fenders.

    But I can see...
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    Re: Help Needed with trailer options

    The two hauling situations would be tractor with FEL and grapple bucket or...tractor with bush hog attached and FEL removed.
    The first combination totals 7095 lbs
    The second combination totals...
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    Re: Help Needed with trailer options

    Good idea...
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    Re: Help Needed with trailer options

    Chris,

    Yes the setback jack, spare and mount are on the list.

    Am I correct that the rub rail welded to the stake pockets effectively provide plenty of tie down points?
    Should any added tie...
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    Help Needed with trailer options

    Looking to custom order a new 20ft extra wide straight flatbed 10K trailer and trying to decide between the following options:

    $165 optional Diamond plate teardrop fenders vs standard sheet...
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    Re: Need Help Diagnosing Tire Problem

    Bingo....

    The more I think about how I was operating the tractor when transporting several large limbs I am certain I made this mistake. The tractor was not stopped...but was moving very slowly...
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    Re: Need Help Diagnosing Tire Problem

    No nails or punctures...first thing we checked when the tire was off the rim.

    Only damage was to the tube in the immediate area of the valve stem....both times.

    Rim was free of any burrs or...
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    Need Help Diagnosing Tire Problem

    I have a 2009 M5040HD 4WD that I have been using with a grapple bucket to pick up downed tree limbs and large red cedars cut from along our road.

    In the past two weeks I have spun the right front...
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    Price Check Re: What is this TO-20 Parts Tractor Worth?

    As indicated I need two front tires and rims and a good rear rim. Those parts alone would cost me more than $250.

    I would also like to have an extra steering box to rebuild while the working...
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    Re: What is your most used implement?

    Bush Hog...Grapple Bucket...Finish Mower...in that order
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    Price Check Re: What is this TO-20 Parts Tractor Worth?

    I have not replied yet with an offer but I asked the owner if they would be willing to sell usable parts off the tractor. She just emailed the following:

    "We really would like to just have the...
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    Price Check What is this TO-20 Parts Tractor Worth?

    I have two TO-30 tractors and am always looking for parts tractors for spares.

    I found a TO20 Parts tractor that was parked a year ago when the owner said it was not getting oil to the head. He...
  23. Thread: Gun Rack???

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    Re: Gun Rack???

    Budman...
    Nice thought out rig.
    Protection from bodily harm, hearing loss, sunburn, thirst, hunger and downed trees/limbs:

    This might be a good point to expand to a new thread:

    ROP Rigs or...
  24. Need Bumper recommendation for a TO-30 or TO-20 Ferguson

    Looking for recommendations for a front bumper to fit a TO-30 / TO-20 series Ferguson that will still allow the tilt up hood / grille to clear the bumper yet provide good grill protection.
    Thanks.
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  25. Re: M5040HD hydraulic quick disconnect information?

    Good idea...Thanks.
  26. Re: M5040HD hydraulic quick disconnect information?

    The rubber cups have been in place since new, The female couplings are perfectly clean.

    I spoke with another Kubota parts man today and he suggested wiping the male end and female ID with hyd....
  27. Re: M5040HD hydraulic quick disconnect information?

    Thanks Robert and GW...The Pioneer 8010-4 is exactly the nipple that is mounted to the hose ends I'm trying to connect. However...no go.

    I am considering using a drift pin to tap on the female...
  28. M5040HD hydraulic quick disconnect information?

    I am having ongoing problems with the hydraulic hoses intended to fit the rear remote on our one year old M5040HD and two dealers are providing conflicting information on which fittings are correct....
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    Re: Put my M5040HD to good use this week...

    Because we are both still good people at heart...and we do nice things for each other now and then.

    The divorce was amicable and uncontested....We just couldn't continue to live together after 29...
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    Re: Put my M5040HD to good use this week...

    If venison tastes badly...it's because it was poorly prepared, gut shot or not field dressed properly. I have served venison roasts to dinner guests who did not know it was venison. They raved at how...
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    Re: Put my M5040HD to good use this week...

    The rifle I used for both the Coyotes and Deer is an AR15 with 20" Cardinal chrome lined barrel in a 6.8SPC 110 gr. Sierra Pro Hunter.

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    Put my M5040HD to good use this week...

    I hunted in the mornings and evenings and brush hogged during the day.

    Got a little over 100 acres cut and put the tractor to good use helping me field dress two deer. A Doe for my ex wife and a...
  33. Re: Six Lessons learned from shopping for a new 50hp Kubota Tractor

    I just returned from the farm this evening after brush hogging the past two days with the new tractor and 7' brush hog. Both work very well. I was running 6.3 mph through tall weeds and briars with...
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    Dealer Re: Model 5520 Availability at local dealers?

    Finally got it home...and bought a Rhino 184 to fit it.

    Six Lessons learned from shopping for a new 50hp Kubota Tractor - Page 4 - TractorByNet.com

    Kerry
  35. Re: Six Lessons learned from shopping for a new 50hp Kubota Tractor

    We are over run with Coyotes and shoot them on sight. My ground is surrounded by Mark Twain National Forest and they are thick here. I lost an entire litter of eight Akita pups to them several years...
  36. Re: Six Lessons learned from shopping for a new 50hp Kubota Tractor

    Driver unloading at the farm...

    http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t51/owenslee/Kubota/9.jpg

    http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t51/owenslee/Kubota/8.jpg


    Ready to work...
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  37. Re: Six Lessons learned from shopping for a new 50hp Kubota Tractor

    The difference was definitely the result of higher dealer price in July 2009 vs Jan 2008. The difference was a little over $1730 in dealer cost. Both models were the non turbo M5040HD...not the...
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    Dealer Re: Model 5520 Availability at local dealers?

    I did...

    I found a M5040HD that had been stored indoors in a dealers inventory since Jan 2008. It looked newer than a three month old 2009 model sitting outside. Final price with FEL, skid steer...
  39. Re: Six Lessons learned from shopping for a new 50hp Kubota Tractor

    Thanks Stu... I was wanting to stick with a 3pt cutter and had almost pulled the trigger on an 8ft cutter that weighed about 1450. My concern would be warranty issues with Kubota if you had a 3pt...
  40. Re: Six Lessons learned from shopping for a new 50hp Kubota Tractor

    I did but they don't make an 84" model in the Heritage series. I don't want to run any smaller than 7 ft.

    Kerry
  41. Re: Six Lessons learned from shopping for a new 50hp Kubota Tractor

    Tractor is not being delivered until Monday afternoon...hopefully. It may end up being Tuesday afternoon if the driver is late making an earlier delivery into St. Louis Monday morning.

    Kathy and...
  42. Re: Six Lessons learned from shopping for a new 50hp Kubota Tractor

    I agree, and that also concerned me. I talked with several dealers and found that the only "recall" or upgrade on the M5040 was the operator steps and brackets had been changed on later production...
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    Re: Kubota- Does 0% end Saturday

    BillyBob,

    I was also told by a Kubota dealer that all they need is the serial number of the tractor you are wanting to buy to complete a deal by the end of business Saturday. They do not need the...
  44. Six Lessons learned from shopping for a new 50hp Kubota Tractor

    Or...How to save over $2600 on the same identical tractor... from two different Kubota dealers.

    As some of you recall I recently posted a thread asking for input from Kubota owners to help me...
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    Re: Mahindra at Moultrie (Sunbelt Ag Expo)

    Thanks Martin for the photos.

    However I received a spec sheet from Mahindra Product development which clearly states the 4535...the identical twin to the 5035 has a 12F/12R shuttle with "partial"...
  46. Re: Kubota makes excellent tractors...but why so MUCH more expensive?

    That is totally untrue. Re-read my posts. I like the Kubota... a lot. I said as much. My problem was price... and I was explaining that in this thread.

    Had the Kubota been priced $4000 lower...the...
  47. Re: Kubota makes excellent tractors...but why so MUCH more expensive?

    Mike,

    I have been a regular there for about a month and have yet to hear a negative review on the 40 hp and larger tractors. Most have been very positive. According to the Mahindra website that...
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    Re: Mahindra at Moultrie (Sunbelt Ag Expo)

    Martin,

    Any 5035 pictures you can post?

    Is the 5035 still scheduled for formal introduction Oct 31st?

    Also...is the transmission a shuttle with partial syncro...or full syncro?

    Inquiring...
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    Re: 5520 & 8560 CAB Pictures

    That looks like a 5035...not a 5520

    But good picture.

    Kerry
  50. Re: Kubota makes excellent tractors...but why so MUCH more expensive?

    Thank you sir for the work preparing this list and your observations.

    Of the quotes I received, Schaeperkoetter was the lowest, by a small margin, but the tractor was old inventory they had for...
  51. Re: Kubota makes excellent tractors...but why so MUCH more expensive?

    Actually I test drove the Mahindra 4535, 5035 and 5530, Kubota M5040HD and M7040, Massey Ferguson 1600 series, Kioti , TYM 503, and Montana U5784.

    The ergonomics on the Kubota appealed to me...
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    Dealer Re: Model 5520 Availability at local dealers?

    Brandi,

    We came to terms this morning. Total for tractor with ML130 FEL with 75" skid steer bucket and one rear remote was $23,050. This was a little over 16% off MSRP of $27480.

    I then added...
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    Re: Branson or Massey Ferguson

    Be advised that Branson was purchased by Montana Tractor as reported on the Montana web site earlier today.
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    Dealer Re: Model 5520 Availability at local dealers?

    Update...

    I received an email tonight and the dealer has agreed to reduce the price by $550 if the second valve is removed. But if I want the second valve...and I do...the price goes back up by...
  55. Kubota makes excellent tractors...but why so MUCH more expensive?

    I need to get this off my chest...

    I have recently been shopping 50 HP 4wd tractors and had narrowed my selection down to the new Mahindra 35 series in either the 45 or 50 hp versions and the...
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    Dealer Re: Model 5520 Availability at local dealers?

    Not really. I've pretty much decided on the 4535 but the dealer quoted a price for a 4535 that already had twin rear remotes installed. Then he wanted to charge extra for the "optional" two remotes...
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    Dealer Re: Model 5520 Availability at local dealers?

    I would love to...if I can find one. The dealers here claim they can order one...but I just want to sit on one and test drive it. I'm certainly not buying a tractor sight unseen.

    That was the...
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    Dealer Re: Model 5520 Availability at local dealers?

    Only 4WD...I will never buy another 2WD tractor for any serious work.

    The new tractor will get a new brush hog. I was looking at a 7 ft but was assured by the dealer the 4535 can pull an 8ft pull...
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    Re: Don't know how this happened

    Yes the 10.9 is a medium carbon steel bolt that has been quenched and tempered and is approximately equal to a SAE grade 8 bolt.

    It has minimum yield strength of 940 MPa ( mega pascals) or...
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    Re: Don't know how this happened

    What grade designation are on the heads of the attachment bolts?

    Doesn't look like a fun job but you were fortunate a portion of the broken bolt was still accessible.

    Kerry
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    Re: Competitive prices

    What was the content... or point that JD took offense toward?
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    Re: Competitive prices

    No...can you direct me to one?
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    Dealer Re: Model 5520 Availability at local dealers?

    I've got 301 ac which is actually two old farms that adjoin. All the barns and sheds are long gone. I am bounded on three side by Mark Twain Nat. Forest. The implements are split between two...
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    Dealer Re: Model 5520 Availability at local dealers?

    I have used the sleeves too many times and they are constantly getting lost even with extras on hand. Between the sleeves and the lynch pins they turn into more trouble than they are worth. I don't...
  65. Re: Saw the NEW LARGER 35 Series Model 4535 and 5035 Mahindra Tractors Today...

    Brandi...

    Thanks for the clarification. It WAS the tags on the cylinders I noted.

    Kerry
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    Dealer Re: Model 5520 Availability at local dealers?

    The 3 point on the 6520 and 7520 are both category II only.

    The 5520 is both Cat I and II.
    But the extra HP would be nice...if they were just Cat I and II.

    Kerry
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    Dealer Model 5520 Availability at local dealers?

    Has anyone seen any model 5520 Mahindra tractors at their local dealer?
    They seem to be exceptionally hard to find.

    Has anyone seen one with the R4 industrial tires or are they all R1 ag tires?
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    Re: Competitive prices

    Interesting...

    On the Mahindra web sites they post results of a poll of owners who own both John Deere and Mahindra tractors. 82% said they would buy another Mahindra.

    Superior Performing...
  69. Re: Saw the NEW LARGER 35 Series Model 4535 and 5035 Mahindra Tractors Today...

    The loader does have a joystick mounted on a pedestal mounted to the front of the right fender. It is very comfortable compared to the loader mounted joystick of older models. I like the location.
    ...
  70. Re: Saw the NEW LARGER 35 Series Model 4535 and 5035 Mahindra Tractors Today...

    You need to find a better informed tech guy....

    Note the reference at the bottom of the page:

    Mahindra Tractors

    Or contact Buck Bond at EFC Equipment EFCTRACTORS.COM

    When I inspected...
  71. Re: Saw the NEW LARGER 35 Series Model 4535 and 5035 Mahindra Tractors Today...

    Yet both the 4535 and 5035 have have Tier IV emmisions...The 5hp has to be from increased fuel from the pump.

    I agree with you however that earlier emissions standards would have been preferable....
  72. Re: Saw the NEW LARGER 35 Series Model 4535 and 5035 Mahindra Tractors Today...

    Paris Equipment in Paris MO recently sold a 5035 demo model.... the first I am aware of locally.
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    Re: Mahindra Tractors, thoughts

    Mahindra has a real winner in the new 35 series line. Especially the 4535 and 5035 model. Plenty of power and well designed. These will be big sellers even though they will not be formally introduced...
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    Re: 4530 Owners...Need your opinions

    Thanks to all who responded, but I have decided to go with a new 4535.

    The 4530 I was considering has... suprizingly... not sold and remains a real bargain for someone. The seller even suggested...
  75. Re: Saw the NEW LARGER 35 Series Model 4535 and 5035 Mahindra Tractors Today...

    Buck,

    Your comments make perfect sense. I also wondered how so many tractor companies can justify such small HP increases between otherwise identical models. The MF 1600 line is a perfect example...
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    Re: 4530 Owners...Need your opinions

    I have 300 + ac with 160 of that in pasture that gets brush hogged once a year in those years I don't cut hay.

    I also have a 1/4 mi entry road that washes out regularly and has to be maintained...
  77. Re: Saw the NEW LARGER 35 Series Model 4535 and 5035 Mahindra Tractors Today...

    I am curious how they get the extra 5 hp rating as both engines are the same displacement and compression ratio and share common design exhaust and intake systems. If it's just in the...
  78. Re: Saw the NEW LARGER 35 Series Model 4535 and 5035 Mahindra Tractors Today...

    I'm surprised at your comment as the district rep indicated the 4535 would replace the larger and popular but now discontinued 4530.

    Kerry
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    4530 Owners...Need your opinions

    I am waiting to buy a 4535 or 5035 when they are formally released in the next 2 months.

    However, in the mean time I ran across a used 4530 in new condition with FEL and less than 50 hrs for...
  80. Re: Saw the NEW LARGER 35 Series Model 4535 and 5035 Mahindra Tractors Today...

    Buck,
    Have they fixed the PTO pump on these two models with the addition of the "Cushion Valve" upgrade to prevent shock loading and shearing the shear pins? This was an issue with the early 4035...
  81. Saw the NEW LARGER 35 Series Model 4535 and 5035 Mahindra Tractors Today...

    Saw the soon to be released latest additions to the Mahindra 35 series tractor line today.

    The 45 hp Model 4535 and the 50 hp Model 5035.

    Both tractors have a new Canadian made ML130 loader...
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