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    Re: FEL Stuck...HELP!

    I removed my FEL once on dirt. Never again. The stands were down, but one settled more than the other. Now it's always on concrete. Hope it isn't too high priced for ya.
  2. Tires Re: Flat proof tires - on compact tractors... good idea or bad?

    Sitting in a tire shop as I read this. My valve stem almost came off in my hand. Had to ratchet strap the tire to squeeze washer fluid out. Very pokey job. Foam sounds great at this moment.
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I was thinking that next time they oughta just dig out from under the car to rescue it. 😉
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    Re: Do you own a wheelbarrow?

    3 for me.
    One 4 cf metal pan, wood handles and a tubeless tire I can't reseat anymore.
    One 8 cf, plastic pan, metal handles, 2 wheels.
    One 4 cf metal pan, hydraulic-over-metal handles, 5 wheels...
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    Mowing Re: Anyone lay sod with their tractor?

    I've seen them, never touched them. I recall it being a rather stout skid steer that handled them though. If you've ever picked up a roll of sod by hand, imagine how heavy those big rolls are.
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    Dirt Moving Re: Did I kill my tractor?

    A slip clutch is not something you operate. It is designed to allow the pto shaft to slip when something bad happens so that it doesn't shock the engine so badly. It's a really fancy shear bolt...
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    Re: BX2200 mower deck.

    I measured mine from the head of the scalp wheel pin to the nearest rubber on the tire. Due to the curve of the tire, this measurement will change depending on the height. I can only remove my left...
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    Re: BX2200 mower deck.

    Granted, I haven't looked closely at mine lately, but the lift pin holes are welded to the bar that goes across the deck (130). There is a spring there to let it rock a little bit (240), but it rocks...
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    Canopy Re: RCK48BX Mower mod to stop breaking spindles

    When we first got a lawn tractor, we tried to reclaim a lot of the yard from 3 foot tall Brome grass. You'd walk through looking for stuff to pick up and get it out of the way, but it frequently was...
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    Loader Re: hydraulic lines

    Mine got hit by a grinder by accident when my neighbor was welding something else. But they were all corroded, so I replaced all 3 of mine for about $90. Removing the left rear wheel helped also.
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    Re: Why Does Kubota Orange Paint Fade So Fast?

    What I don't understand is how the front rims can look new and the rear rims are barely orange. The rest looks halfway in between.
  12. Thread: BX2360 2011

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    3-Point Hitch Re: BX2360 2011

    Your question is confusing. The TOP setting on the MMM is for the height of the deck itself. The driveshaft has a universal joint on each end and slides to lengthen or shorten as you raise and...
  13. Re: Most useful and or necessary Mods for my BX2230

    I added 11 gallons to my tires for stability. Major gain. For digging on my hillside, I add 45 lbs of weight on the wheels and 430 lbs on the 3pt. Turned it into a mini bulldozer.

    Get yourself...
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    Re: BX2230 my first service

    You are probably OK for the warmer weather, but next time you change, I highly recommend a trip to Wal-Mart for a jug of Shell Rotella T6 synthetic. The engine is so much smoother now.
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    Re: Belly Pan for BX2670

    At least on older models (00, 30, 50, 60 series), Bro-Tek has a pan that can stay on with the mower (though my mower driveshaft did sharpen up the edge of the trap door through the pan). I'd be...
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    Re: Advice for ballast on BX2370

    Way less...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I spent several hours tearing out an ugly cedar. Would it have been faster with a backhoe? Sure. Would it have been easier? No doubt. But my BX and me got'er done just the same. The cedar on the...
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    Re: BX2230 my first service

    Welcome Lrobby99.
    The 2230 comes from either 2004 or 2005, so a bit older than you think.
    2 filters, one by the injector pump, one under the floor. There's also a lift fuel pump down there,...
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    Re: BX2370-1 / buyers remorse?

    My turfs are loaded with washer fluid, so only about 90 lbs. Then I added 45 lbs wheel weights each side. I had 260 lbs on the 3pt and still lifted my rear wheel on my hillside. I borrowed some skid...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I started a major landscape project today. I took out 5 honeysuckle shrubs. The cedar will come out as well, then a retaining wall goes in and only SWMBO knows how many plants and shrubs will go in....
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    Re: Diff lock usage

    I dunno, that's why I started the thread. :-) What I don't want to do is bust the diff lock pin because of the stress of both wheels having decent traction and my just being ornery about not...
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    Re: Diff lock usage

    Have to keep it pushed down all the time, and I certainly want to make sure it isn't only partially engaged.
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    Re: Diff lock usage

    I do also, but I would suggest that this is a low traction situation. I'm not worried about traction, just side hill drift.
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    Diff lock usage

    I may be doing some brush clearing this weekend on a small hillside. It doesnt appear steep enough to worry about any roll over. I've got a rachet rake. Any time you use a bucket on a hillside...
  25. Re: $500,000.00 fine and/or 5 years in federal prison for a first offense. John Deere

    IBM fought and lost that battle back in the 70's. They had publish every bit of information necessary to fix the machine by anybody else. They then built in shortcuts to do it better and faster, but...
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    Re: Advice for ballast on BX2370

    I bought 20 gallons of washer fluid. I out in 10 and still fit almost a gallon of water more in each one until it burped out fluid. Mine are turfs, ags and R4s may take less.
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    Re: Sawmill for sale, how much is it worth?

    Thanks for the replies so far guys.
    To answer questions:
    1) I don't know if the blades are carbide tipped. I believe they are true. No idea about bearings, but assume they were good when last...
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    Re: How much dirt have you seen moved by hand?

    That's just adding insult to injury. Geez!
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    Sawmill for sale, how much is it worth?

    The guys (and a few gals) that make up TBN are an amazing group, so I come to you for your input once again.

    When I was a kid, I had a neighbor who was above and beyond when it comes to building...
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    Dirt Moving Re: minimum auger length?

    I am not sure if you can get a notification for every reply. I'm not sure I'd want that regardless of the topic. You could end up with your email being spam city. Anyway, there are settings buried...
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    Re: BX2370 loader -vs- something larger

    Probably was accurate at the time, but things change. :thumbsup:
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    Re: BX2370 loader -vs- something larger

    M7-171 -- 168 HP, Front loader LM2605
    Kubota Tractor Corporation - M7-171
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    Re: MMM Cutting Height Adjustment

    Interesting. Why does that work? Maybe it doesn't rock side to side as much? It's certainly worth trying before I dismantle the tractor.

    My mower has been abused a fair amount prior to my...
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    Re: MMM Cutting Height Adjustment

    I've got basically the same issue on my BX. The finger on my arm is warn even worse than yours appears to be. It seems to slide down easily. I know the nut on mine is tight, I can tighten ittoo much...
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    Re: How close to tow ratings do you dare go?

    Well guys, I appreciate all of your opinions. The hitch rust issue is not one I've ever thought about. It's a solid piece of steel that has no wear on it. Should last forever....
    So now I'm looking...
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    Re: How close to tow ratings do you dare go?

    Well, I try to be sensible. :laughing:
    I insist on top of the line tires on my vehicle. I can't say I've crawled underneath it, but when I bought it, it was listed as full factory trailering...
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    How close to tow ratings do you dare go?

    Hi guys. I've got an '03 Expedition 4x4, 5.4L engine. She's getting a little long in the tooth at 158,000 miles, but still runs and drives well. Minnesota winter salt is taking its toll however. ...
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    Re: Bro-Tec Wheel Spacers and Skid Plates

    I have one of the rear skid plates (he now sells a set of 3 from the drawbar almost to the oil pan). I chose to use some old 1/2" plywood (real plywood, not OSB) to cover my fuel filter and pump much...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Some people have all the luck...
  40. Re: Adding weight to new BX2370-1 (and probably a box blade)

    My turf tires on my BX swallowed about 11 gallons of washer fluid and water (I bought 20 gallons, each took 10 gallons and still swallowed almost a gallon of water before being "full" to the point of...
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    Re: Did you know Kubota makes a 4 wheeler?

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Bx1800 vs bx 2670

    There was the BX1500 for a short time as well. They never made a BX1530 or anything else after they killed that one off.
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    Re: How much side slope can my tractor handle?

    Right on, Richard. In that last instant when it hits the stops, it will help, but whether that is enough is questionable because we speak of these things in a static manner but the situations are...
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    Re: How much side slope can my tractor handle?

    This the kind of thing I was referring to in my previous post; 2 good pieces of advice that seem at odds with each other.
    My BX is a very small tractor, but I think the overall physics principles...
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    Re: How much side slope can my tractor handle?

    As many have noted, try to avoid the side hill whenever you can. You have to sort through the advice given also, and in a dynamic situation such as tractors on hills, much of the good advice...
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    Re: Best way to yank out shrubs? Etc..

    This seems to be pretty efficient.
    Pulling a Stump Using a Truck and Mechanical Advantage - YouTube
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    Re: Dry mix or wet concrete for ballast box

    The plaques there say it is still curing...
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    Re: Block Heater Surprise

    Don't you wonder how many combinations of levers and switches they tried until something happened and they figured that out?
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    Shoot. I was hoping to see the little streamers coming out the end. [emoji2]
  50. Re: Comparing SUDT2 and Deere Hy-Guard in M6800-M7040 hyd shuttle transmission

    I changed to SUDT2 this fall. When I turn my head to back up, the whine in my tuning fork (most people think this is called a ROPS) is *WAY* less.
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    Re: Complicated but hear me out.

    I've never had any of those. But I doubt selling just the backhoe from the BX24 will get you a very good return. The 24 is plumbed for the BH. Any other 24 won't need the BH because it already has...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    I like the looks of it, but man, $330 for it. I can buy a lot of ABS pipes for that kind of money.
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    Re: Block Heater??

    In reverse order...my BX2230 is (likely) a 2004, 950 hours. I run full synth 5W40 that makes a huge difference on vibration and noise, even more so in the cold. My guess (and I haven't read or heard...
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    Re: Block Heater??

    This is quite valid. Mine is in an insulated, but not heated garage. It never failed to start, but it was close a couple times and the clatter was deafening even for my little BX. I plug it in for...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    Got 6 inches last night. Spent 1:45 clearing it this morning. My goal is to do it well enough that when the plow goes by, he has nothing left to dump in my driveway, so I clear about 75 feet of the...
  56. Thread: I'm puzzled

    by RaydaKub
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    Re: I'm puzzled

    Or perhaps, who is getting the shaft from paying more than they should have to.
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    Re: Now for the attachments...

    My wife was all in favor of getting a tractor, but wow, to have one go sign the check for you and arrange delivery? Congrats on all fronts!
  58. Thread: I'm puzzled

    by RaydaKub
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    Re: I'm puzzled

    Sounds like incentive to grow a garden, a steer, and a hog.

    Oops! Let that idea slip out. Here come the tax police....
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    Re: Why are tractors so under-powered?

    The big JD combines (and probably others) do it all the time. You extend the auger out to unload on the go and the computer knows to crank up the turbo and fuel pump. Somewhere around 125hp boost...
  60. Thread: I'm puzzled

    by RaydaKub
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    Re: I'm puzzled

    That was camouflage so nobody would steal it. :laughing:
  61. Thread: I'm puzzled

    by RaydaKub
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    Re: I'm puzzled

    My mom's cousin had a hoarding problem. She had saved every local newspaper for over 50 years, stacked up in the basement. There was a small trail through the basement over to the bathroom, but not...
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    Re: BX Fuel Filters, 2 or 3?

    Pretty sure that metal one has a wire to it. If so, that's the preliminary fuel pump, not a filter. It's what you hear clicking when you only turn the key, but don't start it.
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    Traction Re: Just wondering about Mattracks.

    I would think going around the front wheels could give you all kinds of chances that the track could run off like an idler pulley with the bearing gone out. Turn the steering wheel just a touch and...
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    Re: Why are tractors so under-powered?

    Tough to know anymore. My nephew drove for a national name a year ago and hit every state in the Lower 48. They had governors on them to limit them to 63 mph or so no matter what road they were on....
  65. Thread: Hours/Year

    by RaydaKub
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    Re: Hours/Year

    60+ year old tractors with 2200 hours? Probably rolled the meter over. :laughing:
  66. Thread: Hours/Year

    by RaydaKub
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    Re: Hours/Year

    Bought used just over 5 years ago at 591 hours. Now about 925 hours, so about 66 hours / year. Mowing and snow, but some ground clearing also with the rachet rake. Snow and rachet rake work are way...
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    Re: amazing what the right tool can do..........

    Flag on the play. Unnecessary bating of the reader. 10 yards and loss of down.

    You can't brag about a machine like that w/o posting a picture of it! Park that bad boy next to a pile you pushed...
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    Re: Why are tractors so under-powered?

    The exact same thing is done in computer systems. Having worked at a large blue computer mfg'er for many years, I can tell you that we would have several computer models for sale. The box was the...
  69. Thread: What to do?

    by RaydaKub
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    Re: What to do?

    Get a couple dogs (if you don't have them now). Every time they push snow into your yard, leave a few days' dog deposit on their front step.
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    Re: Periodic Service: Adjusting the valves

    I asked my service manager about it a year ago and he said he'd never seen one out of spec. He be happy to do it, but didn't think it was a good use of my money.
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    Re: Correct tire pressure (newb question)

    Won't they have the pressure range stamped on the sidewall?
  72. Re: Gear or Hydrostatic Transmissions for Compact Utility Tractors?

    Just another angle on how it fits your needs:
    -- Do you want to have to actively do something to make it move?
    example: hold the pedal all day to plow a field?
    Answer: probably not,...
  73. Thread: Senior Moment

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    Re: Senior Moment

    Sure glad you added those last 4 words. :laughing:
  74. Thread: Senior Moment

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    Re: Senior Moment

    My friend puts it this way. Your brain is like a stadium. Each cell has a seat. So you want to remember the name of the new neighbor next door or what the wife asked you to get at the grocery...
  75. Re: Gear or Hydrostatic Transmissions for Compact Utility Tractors?

    I guess I can see where that is true. Maybe there is more drift in larger equipment. I don't find a lot in mine. And I have logged a LOT more time on a Case 730 and 930 than anything else and it...
  76. Re: Gear or Hydrostatic Transmissions for Compact Utility Tractors?

    Doesn't glide shift, shuttle shift, power reverser, etc. add the same kind of complexity to a standard transmission?
  77. Re: Gear or Hydrostatic Transmissions for Compact Utility Tractors?

    I'm with James on this one, Richard. My tractor isn't all that big, but when I go down my hill (about 22 degrees) I use 4x4 and stop where I need to just rocking the pedal back. If I forget 4x4, I...
  78. Re: Gear or Hydrostatic Transmissions for Compact Utility Tractors?

    Are you coasting when you do this? The clutch disengages the drive train from the engine, no? So how is that *not* a stop? I've never driven a shuttle or glide or anything fancy like that, but the...
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    Re: Going in reverse?

    I understand what you are saying, but when I'm plowing snow, it is frequently all "slippery stuff". It's sometimes hard to tell when you'll spin out and when you'll be fine.
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    Re: First time tractor owner

    It's amazing how the paint on the whole tractor has faided over the years, but the rims look brand new. Never even saw a 1020 that I know of, but logged a few hours on a 3020 and 4020. Miss those...
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    I sharpened my junker mower blades. Then I put on my loader to take off my mower and hold it up while I changed to the junkers. Then I put the mower on and took the loader off.
    I mow my hill ever...
  82. Re: When Kubota fuel gauge hits "E", how much fuel is left?

    The BX has the sending unit on top of tank just under the left fender. If you're crossing a hill with the left side uphill, it might say empty. If you go across the other way it might say full and...
  83. Thread: I'm back

    by RaydaKub
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    Re: I'm back

    Addiction? I'm not addicted. I an quit anytime I want to. I just don't want to.
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    Re: Do your own Fluids and Filters on a BX

    Maybe somebody has tried this, but how about if you jack it up and let it free wheel a bit. Turn one wheel and the other spins backwards. Still might take a while though. I'll probably find out this...
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    Re: How Many Hours on Your BX?

    2004 BX2230 that I bought used in 2011 (off eBay!) with 591 hours. Now I have 918 on it. I probably don't need it, but I sure love having it and there's lots of stuff I wouldn't have done without it....
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    Re: Tractor tipping point

    The center of gravity hasn't really moved much, but what the outrigger did, same as the boom on the excavator, is to move the fulcrum away from the down hill side track or wheel, out to the end of...
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    Re: Tractor tipping point

    Hi KT,
    I appreciate your input. We learn from each other; that's what these forums are all about. I'll take a stab at trying to explain why I believe you are incorrect. As I understand your...
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    Re: No Spill Diesel Can that works?

    That bag was for 5 vents at $4.99. I'm cheaper than you guys. I stopped by the tire shop. Got 2 tire valves for free, take out the valve and use the cap for the vent.
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    Re: bx underarmour or broTek question

    The BroTek is left in place, though there is a trap door to cover the mid pto that requires a 1/2" wrench. Taking it off requires taking out 2 self tapped screws up top and 2 heavy bolts from the...
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    Re: CUT vs Skid Steer

    My dad said the old Allis Chalmers were easy to reverse. He said he was involved in several conversions.
    Here's one on youtube. Reversed WC Allis loader tractor - YouTube
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    Re: Building our new dam

    It's an empty tin shed, but given it is on the end of a boom pole, how does that front end stay on the ground? There's no weight there at all!
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    Re: Building our new dam

    Interesting ballast you have there... 👍
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    Re: Tractor tipping - how easy?

    He won't give it away and he won't sell it either. But he'll keep complaining about it.
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Wow, that had to be terrifying. Thankful you are ok. Is there any chance to regrade the slope so it isn't quite so steep?
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    Re: Max bucket size on a Bx25D?

    TemporaryKubotaOwnerMark -- why is it only temporary?
    Once you have one, you just gotta keep it. That's also a rule.

    Well, maybe not a rule. Just sound advice. :D
  96. Re: Farmers lobbying for the right to fix own tractors

    And that's just the land price. Add equipment (and maint and seed and fert......) to that and the answer is basically infinity because you can't ever get there.
  97. Re: BX 3PT Lowering Speed Adjusting Valve Stuck

    I haven't had mine off for a while, but I thought there was one flat side on the shaft for the knob. I would use a wrench on that flat side and just work it back and forth a lot until it moves...
  98. Re: Farmers lobbying for the right to fix own tractors

    That wouldn't take much. Heck, your 10 yr old digital wrist watch has more than that. Your truck has more computing power to monitor your tire pressure than it took to go to the moon. :laughing:
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    Backhoe Re: Dug up first stump

    Hehe! My dad told a story about a new guy on a crew blowing stumps. They were clearing old cottonwood trees out. These trees can get to be huge, 6-7 feet diameter trunks is not unusual. So the rookie...
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    Backhoe Re: Dug up first stump

    Interesting tool. But obviously the unit shown is way bigger than a BX could handle. The 2 tractors shown in that video are many times larger than a BX. You'd have to redesign it so that it didn't...
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