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    Re: Identifying grass in my "lawn"

    Jeez, this is way too cryptic. Maybe come back when it's growing and post a good quality picture.

    It definitely sounds like a warm season grass. If it is bermuda, the seeds would have been tiny...
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    Re: Steel roof leaking

    I don't think it matters what type of panel -- I used PBR panel on my boat house and the manufacturer still called for butyl tape on all seams. Wind can push rain under that edge rib without some...
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    Re: Steel roof leaking

    I've only put on 3 metal roofs in my life, but learned a lot each time and did a lot of homework before that very first job.

    Most common leaks are due to people over-driving the screws so that...
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    Re: Noise level of Kubota RTV-X900

    The newer "X" models are quite a bit smoother/quieter, if you can believe it. I say that because they still won't win any awards.

    I have an RTV-X1120D, and while it's noisy, I don't find noise to...
  5. Thread: Gas cans - really

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    Re: Gas cans - really

    The issue with galvanized and diesel is that the zinc reacts with sulfur in the diesel and gets into the fuel. Then the zinc is deposited inside the engine. Over time it can cause big problems.
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    Re: Planning a custom ballast box

    Wow that is cool!
  7. Re: Kubota L3901 PTO Lever Is OFF, Tractor Thinks PTO Is ON (and Sometimes It Is!)

    Well that is great service, and certainly an oddball cause to the problem. Glad they got it figured out. Thick paint probably would have been the last thing on my mind! Which dealer did you buy...
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    Re: Planning a custom ballast box

    Where did you find that number from Sakrete? Seems odd to me that they would be so different. I wonder what they are doing different -- maybe they call for more water?

    When I looked into this, I...
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    Re: Working tire pressure = Contact area ???

    Ditto for me.
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    Re: Planning a custom ballast box

    You don't want too much weight back there -- there are some threads about this here where people talk about having too much ballast and some of the issues. So don't overdo it beyond what you need to...
  11. Thread: Kubota Insurance?

    by s219
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    Re: Kubota Insurance?

    KTAC is actually offered by Ohio Indemnity Company. It's "endorsed" by Kubota, but not offered by Kubota or tied to Kubota corporate. There are plenty of posts here on TBN (search for them) where...
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    Re: Planning a custom ballast box

    Just using my L3200 dimensions (4' from front axle to bucket, 8.5 feet from front axle to weight box) as an approximation, you wouldn't need more than 750# to fully offset that 1600#. So I'd plan to...
  13. Thread: Gas cans - really

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    Re: Gas cans - really

    I agree, the No-Spill brand cans are the only ones that work worth a **** nowadays. They let you fuel fast with no leaks and no BS. All the other ones I have tried are junk and a pain to use.
  14. Re: Kubota L3901 PTO Lever Is OFF, Tractor Thinks PTO Is ON (and Sometimes It Is!)

    The lever itself, and the slop, probably has nothing to do with it. When you move the lever, it operates a cable that moves a shift arm on the transmission case, which in turn actuates a dog clutch...
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    Re: Planning a custom ballast box

    That might be too heavy for a 3039R, but you can know for sure with some math. What's the front loader capacity of the 3039R? What's the distance from the front axle to the approx center of the...
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    Buying Advice Re: Mahindra; Three Strikes and Their Out...Almost

    While my experience has been that Mahindra is a bit lacking in fit/finish compared to other brands, that's a minor thing, and probably not related to what you're experiencing. I think in this case,...
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    Re: Planning a custom ballast box

    What I might do in this case is build a braced plywood box around the carryall frame (once you have it modified to your taste) and then pour concrete/scrap into the box. Size the box to get the...
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    Re: Who makes a good Forestry Helmet?

    I've had this Stihl Pro Mark helmet for about 6 years now, and it's been great:

    https://www.stihlusa.com/products/protective-and-work-wear/head-and-face-protection/pmfh/

    For felling, where...
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    Re: Kubota B1620 video

    what size is that? Sort of looks like the older model US B2320?
  20. Re: Do tractors come with brake lights for highway travel?

    Very rare to see them on a tractor. And think about it, the M7060HDC is hydrostatic, so you'll almost never be using the brakes in a "traffic" situation where they'd be beneficial.

    My RTV has...
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    Re: B2920 - Changing Hydraulic Filter

    Yeah, it should work. If you can find the breather tube, plug that with a nail, then angle the tractor away from the filter, and that will minimize any spillage. I've never bothered with the shop...
  22. Thread: Price Check B2601

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    Price Check Re: Price Check B2601

    Compare prices to "build my Kubota" on their website. If you're getting 10-15% discount, you're doing good.
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    Re: Need Help with Pole Barn Loft Design

    You may want to use the lower 3825# numbers for the brackets unless you are 100% sure about the lumber type -- what are the posts made of? Do they have any stamps/marks on them?
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    Re: Need Help with Pole Barn Loft Design

    Howdy neighbor! I live down off Forge Rd in Toano.

    I echo the previous post suggesting you price up LVL beams, as they will be stronger and lighter than the laminate you propose, and may open up...
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    Re: 3039R....engine frame broke!,,,

    Agree that it would be good to determine why it cracked -- was there any misuse/abuse of the loader?

    I sure wouldn't do a weld repair without patching over that crack with some extra plating that...
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    Re: Sad story of Kubota TnT

    Have you considered doing this yourself? It's really not hard at all. The most difficult part would be sourcing good quality cylinders you have confidence in, that have the proper stroke and range,...
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    Re: 3039R....engine frame broke!,,,

    WOW! Still under warranty I hope??
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    Re: Worth Replacing Laptop Hard Drive?

    Still got that old Apple? How about some pics?
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    Re: Sears Selling Craftsman Brand

    I needed to find a 10mm flex socket for 1/4" drive to get to a tough bolt on my wife's car. Sears showed one in stock at the local store for $8.50, so I went by, but that particular peg was empty...
  30. Thread: New metal roof

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    Re: New metal roof

    Phew, that is not nearly enough screws -- I'd be worried about wind/uplift loads. When I did my roof, the manufacturer had screw spacing specs for each panel/gauge type, and I ended up needing...
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    Re: Sad story of Kubota TnT

    Here's a pic of my A&I side link -- I think it looks just like yours:

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    The OEM Kubota hydraulic side link has an angled clevis on the bottom (just like the original turnbuckle side link)...
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    Re: Sad story of Kubota TnT

    Fallon, those are not Kubota cylinders. In fact, they look identical to the A&I cylinders I bought for my L3200 (about $180 for the top link and $120 for the side link -- mine both were "new old...
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    Re: My new customized ballast box

    The sad thing is that I waited too long to make this box, and either had to hitch up a box blade (big, clumsy, not heavy enough) or lift without ballast and punish my front axles. This is such a...
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    Comparison Re: massey ferguson GC 1715 vs. Mahindra emax 25

    I got the impression the Massey was a little better quality overall. Mahindra has some rough edges. But drive them both and see which one fits you better and which one feels better. That should be...
  35. Re: My GC1705 seems to have less hydro power after being stuck.

    I assume you checked the tire pressure on the filled tires with the stems at the top, correct? That's the only way to get a good reading.
  36. Re: Question regarding blow-by following engine rebuild

    Check the oil -- is it milky looking, like coffee with cream?
  37. Re: Need a solution for a worn pto splined shaft/female coupler for KUBOTA L245DT FEL

    If that joint needs to have some slop, for the two parts to slide a little, then that really limits your options.
  38. Thread: Mahindra tractors

    by s219
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    Re: Mahindra tractors

    They are such different sized tractors, I think one look will tell you which is better for your needs.
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    Re: Kubota B2710 3 Point Hitch lift issue

    Have you checked the rate speed knob (probably under the seat) ? If that gets closed too much, it can cause the issues you describe.
  40. Re: My GC1705 seems to have less hydro power after being stuck.

    Make sure 3-pt hitch lever and/or front loader lever aren't stuck. Same for any other hydraulics.
  41. Re: 2015HST crawling forward with foot off the forward/reverse pedal

    Agree, check, and lube everything connected to the pedals/treadle. On Kubotas there is a damper that is meant to control the rate the treadle returns to center. Like any other part of the...
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    Re: RTV-X1120D Hydraulic Fluid/System question

    Would be super if the owner's manual gave that information instead of directing people to just check the transmission dipstick. I bet many owners don't even know about that separate reservoir tank...
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    Re: 6x6 treated posts in ground

    The real answer depends on the soil and the size of footings required for the design roof loads. When my barn was planned out, roof loads were computed down to the footing requirements on each post,...
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    Re: Kubota B2650 FEL operation real sensitive?

    The R4s can do more damage if the ground is soft/muddy. I try to stay off my lawn with my L3200 (loaded R4s) in those conditions. The turf tires on my smaller Deere and the worksite tires on my RTV...
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    Re: RTV-X1120D Hydraulic Fluid/System question

    Well, I am glad this helped someone, plus it confirms something is wrong with the way things are written up in the manual.
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    Re: Tougher Tires... I need some

    R4 tires are considerably tougher -- will they work for all your other uses? The main downside is that they will have less traction in soft soil and mud than the R1 tires.
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    Re: Fired Road contractor. Build it myself?

    Nice looking blade!! Road looks good too.
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    Re: Kudos to Ken at Bolt on Hooks

    Have had his hooks on both of my tractors and they are a great product at a fair price. Use them several times a week.
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    Re: How low does your lean to go?

    A 3:12 should not be an issue even in Idaho. I have a friend out there -- what we call a "lean-to" they call a "shed-off" -- and his hangs off one eave wall of his shop. Can't be more than 3:12 or...
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    Re: 6x6 treated posts in ground

    If they are good quality and treated well, I wouldn't worry about it. You can avoid the most common issues by keeping roof rain runoff away from the base of the building (overhang and/or gutters)...
  51. Thread: Broken bolt

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    Re: Broken bolt

    Well, it looks like the outer part of the bolt, where you see the zig-zag of the threads in the upper-left of the photo, has both a shiny appearance and some rust, which suggests it was cracked for a...
  52. Re: Robotic Following Cart to Replace Light Duty Tractor Tasks?

    Interesting idea -- I bet there are many orchard/vineyard scenarios where it would make a lot of sense.
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    Re: Packing for a trip

    I used to wonder why families with small kids needed such large vehicles -- now I know. We only go on 2-4 day trips most of the time, but that is enough to pack our mid-size SUV to the gills, and...
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    RTV-X1120D Hydraulic Fluid/System question

    So I did the 50-hour service on my RTV yesterday, which included changing the two hydraulic filters on the back. The smaller HST filter came off easily and I barely lost any fluid replacing it. The...
  55. Thread: Broken bolt

    by s219
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    Re: Broken bolt

    I don't think the bolt was over-torqued, as that would have left somewhat of a helical fracture surface. In this case, it looks like it was an extreme tension load along the length of the boat. How...
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    Re: What's in your tractor toolbox?

    Y'all cracked me up with the "walk of shame" comment. Some days it seems like I run laps over the 300' distance between my barn and workshop, and each lap starts with a sigh and drooped shoulders. ...
  57. Thread: L47TLB vs L4701

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    Re: L47TLB vs L4701

    Nice machine Rich! Those are serious pieces of equipment.
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    Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    My neighbor loaded dirt onto one of those little 4x6 atv trailers with his tractor, and blew both tires. Just based on the size of the pile (~ 1 yard or so), I am guessing it was a good 1.2-1.5...
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    Re: Stihl 4 mix vs Echo 2 stroke

    I don't believe that is true, at least according to the parts manuals -- all the same numbers.

    What is interesting is that Echo makes a higher-rated motor than other brands at the same price...
  60. Thread: Ouch!

    by s219
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    Re: Ouch!

    Most of my injuries involve banging into or tripping over something (often more than once -- like the time I walked into my raised tractor bucket not once, but twice, and got two nice eggs on my...
  61. Thread: Broken bolt

    by s219
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    Re: Broken bolt

    Picture would help for sure -- I am not sure what you're describing. Is it the zerk itself that broke off? If so, no big deal. It may have gotten whacked with something and you didn't discover it...
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    Re: How low does your lean to go?

    I went 3:12 on my lean-to because it was the only way I could get decent clearance underneath to drive my RTV in (which was the whole point of the lean-to). DO whatever it takes in terms of framing...
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    Re: Stihl 4 mix vs Echo 2 stroke

    I'd get the Echo -- they make a great trimmer.
  64. Re: Trying to buy a tractor - 3 options has me confused on best value for my use - HE

    Mine are 18W and plenty bright. I'd probably go a little brighter if I had to do it again, only because prices have come way down. When I bought my lights in 2011, they were about $100 each. They...
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    Re: Gutters and french drains

    Is there some reason you can't run the gutter to a buried black corrugated pipe that runs to daylight at some downhill location? While I had French drains on my old property to handle land drainage...
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    Re: Starting a Stove Fire

    I have quite a bit of fat wood available from old pine stumps on my property, and it works great. But I usually just take a wad of newspaper or brown packing paper (get a lot with Amazon...
  67. Re: Trying to buy a tractor - 3 options has me confused on best value for my use - HE

    I have a single round LED flood facing front, mounted on the ROPS (you'll see there are threaded bosses welded to the front in the hinge area, which make for great mount points -- it's a metric...
  68. Thread: Shop lights

    by s219
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    Re: Shop lights

    I leaned a 20' ladder against one wall of my barn to paint it, and the bottom slid out -- not sure why but the ground had a slight slope and obviously gave out just enough. I rode that ladder down...
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    Re: How Do I Remove Aged/Dried Duct Tape?

    I'd try mineral spirits, and get a plastic scraper. It allowed me to get off some very stubborn sticker residue a few weeks ago. Not sure if it will work on your duct tape though.
  70. Re: Anyone here replaced their water softener on their own?

    Easy to do -- I installed ours (first one) and it was a piece of cake. Took some reconfiguring since we hadn't planned the plumbing to accommodate a softener, but still not a big deal. I made sure...
  71. Re: Trying to buy a tractor - 3 options has me confused on best value for my use - HE

    Mahindra doesn't have DPF but they have another type of emissions system, so it's not a big difference if you ask me. There have been some issues with the Mahindras -- there are a couple threads on...
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    Box Scraper Re: Hydraulic Top Link for Box Blades. Good idea?

    It's the only way to go!
  73. Re: Trying to buy a tractor - 3 options has me confused on best value for my use - HE

    Based on talking to two dealers back in December when I was kicking tires on an L3560 and getting trade-in and private-party sale numbers for my L3200. Both dealers commented that the low prices on...
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    Re: Found a good tractor toolbox

    Those are meant for your owners manuals too! The shape is perfect to keep manuals rolled up for easy access. Several of my implements came with the cans attached too.
  75. Re: Trying to buy a tractor - 3 options has me confused on best value for my use - HE

    I'd offer a little lower on that L3800 and see if they bite. You can get a brand new L2501 with front loader for $17K or so, which has put a dent in prices of the older used L models. My L3200 has...
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    Comparison Re: LS ranked best tractor supplier.

    What Neil wrote is very much inline with what I learned (all via google search and looking at press releases, etc) last year when I was researching this to backup some comments on another thread...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    That is a beautiful truck rusty!!
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    Re: KFI Snow Plow for 2015 RTV x1100c

    Is there some reason you can't bolt the winch directly to the built-in winch plate on the RTV? It's got standard hole spacing that should match any standard winch. I know my Warn winch bolted on...
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    Comparison Re: LS ranked best tractor supplier.

    I doubt they are worried about Mahindra just yet -- Kubota has over 50% market share in the US, Deere is #2, and *everyone else combined* is a distant third.
  80. Re: Does anyone know how to calculate the volume of this figure?

    You know, I went back and derived it with variables in place of the numbers, and I get the same formula when I break it into simpler volumes as I get when using the average height. It holds true...
  81. Re: Does anyone know how to calculate the volume of this figure?

    So the OP has 22' listed in the post but 21' on the sketch -- which is it??

    I get 64.17 yards if it's 21' or 67.22 yards if it's 22'.
  82. Re: Low tech, economical, safe loader/backhoe/etc storage

    I built custom dollies for the three implements I keep in my barn, but for my new ballast box (800#) I just got a 1000# capacity mover's dolly from Northern Tool -- was on sale for $6. I couldn't...
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    Re: Found a good tractor toolbox

    Funny thing -- I had to leave the tractor out one day last weekend while I wired up some lights in my barn. It drizzled off and on all day and I ended up wiping it down with a rag before I pulled...
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    Re: John Deere x350 or Husqvarna models

    I shopped around and ended up with an X380 to replace my older Deere LT150 (which still ran great after 15 years, but the deck had finally rusted out and I didn't want to invest $500 for a new deck...
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    Re: Found a good tractor toolbox

    For bucket camera / rear camera (lookup the famous $50 camera thread).
  86. Thread: Spring incentives

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    Re: Spring incentives

    You can look on Kubota's website -- normally they run similar incentives year round:

    http://kubota.com/Finance/finance-customer-rebates.aspx

    From what I have seen, Kubota incentives are more...
  87. Re: Does anyone know how to calculate the volume of this figure?

    Did it two completely different ways and came up with 64.17 cubic yards both times.

    For the simple approach -- take an average of all four heights, which works out to 1.5 feet. Then do 1.5 x 21 x...
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    Found a good tractor toolbox

    I have been looking for a bigger toolbox for my tractor for a while, and found a good option while shopping for waterproof storage boxes for my boat. Plano makes some nice cases (various sizes) and...
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    Re: Contractor disappeared

    Thread hasn't been updated since 2006 and OP hasn't posted here on TBN since 2010, so I imagine the problem is resolved by now!
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    Re: Channel Drain or French Drain ??

    If it was me, I'd dig under the turf about 12-16", flip it back away from the edge, then dig a swale/ditch right at that edge (do whatever you have to do to make it flow downhill even with that...
  91. Re: Need Help With Hole Spacing On 3-point Stabilizers Please.

    I was always taught to leave at least a little slack in the stabilizers, because over the range of motion of the lift arms, the distance along the stabilizer will vary (ultimately depends on the...
  92. Re: Need Help With Hole Spacing On 3-point Stabilizers Please.

    I know on the Kubota telescoping stabilizers, the swivel joint prevents the stabilizer from acting in compression. So only one side at a time is handling the load, when in tension.
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    Buying Advice Re: New tractor purchase.

    I don't think I have ever seen Ag tires on dedicated backhoes, likely due to the loads/uses -- the Ag tires aren't rated for the same loads and are not as puncture resistant as R4 tires, so I imagine...
  94. Thread: Will I fit?

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    Re: Will I fit?

    The issue, often overlooked, is not just will it fit dimensionally, but will you be able to position the tractor fore/aft in order to have acceptable tongue weight. This is especially important if...
  95. Re: Need Help With Hole Spacing On 3-point Stabilizers Please.

    I wonder if the telescoping stabilizers on the B2301/2601, though they are inboard, could be modified?

    The L3200/3800/2501/3301/3901 telescoping stabilizers (available from Kubota Wholegoods...
  96. Re: How much ballast is typically needed for a MX5800?

    What type of stuff do you plan to weld? If no prior experience, I'd probably say stick or wire-feed using flux-core wire. I had only stick-welded and not for 20+ years, and when I got back into it...
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    Re: Anybody run power cable above ground in conduit?

    As I mentioned in in the first post, I can't clear or disturb trees/brush in this area at all due to wetlands restrictions, which was the main reason I was considering above ground conduit. I had to...
  98. Thread: Shop lights

    by s219
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    Re: Shop lights

    Home Depot has 20% off some of their lighting with online orders, and a lot of LED shop lights are included. I got some of these 3800 lumen lights for $44 each after the discount -- ordered online...
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    Re: Anybody run power cable above ground in conduit?

    Here's a picture of the area I was talking about (you can barely see my power cable on the ground).

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    I sort of see a path where I can probably get a walk-behind trencher through, although...
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    Re: Tresspassing Slob Hunters, Part II

    On no-trespassing signs, the word "posted" is sort of like saying "notice!" or "attention!" or "now hear this!". That's the historical use of that word on signs. I am sure it goes back to some old...
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