Recent content by artf

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    conflicting advice on using bucket with rotary cutter

    After one picks shed antlers out of a front tire, one runs with the bucket to find such things. After one has had to use the FEL & bucket to pull assist the tractor in escaping wet grounds, one runs with the FEL & bucket to escape such situations.
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    Comparison The Bitterness of Poor Quality Remains Long After the Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten

    Buy Once, Cry Once! (author unknown, but frequently quoted in equipment & firearms choices) Bought 2 JDs, never again. 11 months down for backordered parts, test equipment, etc. on a 49Hp tractor. British threaded bolts at $8.00 for a 50 cent SAE bolt? I'll cry once again when I buy the new...
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    Compact Tractor Dealers Ignore Two-thirds of Their Potential Website Customers, Industry Survey Shows

    Customers/Prospects choose the Channel they want to obtain information, negotiate & buy through, hence multi-channel. There are no "wrong" channels.
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    Compact Tractor Dealers Ignore Two-thirds of Their Potential Website Customers, Industry Survey Shows

    Interesting, the survey that started this thread was conducted in July 2021 - Dec 2021, a period when Dealers had little to no on-hand inventory. Industry best practice is a same day return contact via email. 2nd best practice is within 24 hours. I don't know the average cycle time for a...
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    Burn Barrel that works

    One box of .45 ACP later, I had 2 barrels, side by side, done. I did have to sit down to space them out correctly.
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    Kubota vs Kioti?

    Interesting .... that Kioti needs a bucket reinforcement cutting edge before it leaves the lot? Some of us have a Materials bucket and a separate Digging bucket with teeth. I bought a used Bobcat SSL QA bucket for $200 and spent $200 more for CAT teeth to have an effective digging bucket...
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    Pushing A Tractor To It's Limits

    "Stupid Is as Stupid Does." Forest Gump's Mother
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    snow blade rubber edge help

    polyurethane or UHMW cutting edge (eBay) ..... easy to work with. All ready been here, done this with BX-22 and L3940. I replace the edge every other year. Yes, you can cut & drill a scrap piece or pieces. If wide enough, then it's reversible....probably need new holes. Helped my neighbor...
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    Kubota vs Kioti?

    This time you posed a proverbial Ford vs. Chevy pickup question substituting tractors. I went back & reviewed your requirements. Both tractors appear to meet or exceed the requirements, but you didn't define the weight/size of the rocks you intend to move. You might be "enamored" with a...
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    Looking at Bad Boy Tractors, thoughts?

    WoW! Just saw & read this whole thread that devolved into Dealer bashing. There would appear to be a general, complete lack of understanding of the Dealer Business Model, particularly in understanding profitability and business impact from Unit Sales, Implement/Accessory Sales, Parts, and...
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    Features best included at time of purchase

    My short list would be: - FEL SSL QA - I'm not hunting down brand specific attachments. - Bucket Hooks (4) - buckets w No hooks are just plain wrong. - Lights Front & Rear, then more lights on each side. Ha, you don't think you need them until you neeeeeeed them. - 2 Power Ports - 1 cell - 1...
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    Looking at Bad Boy Tractors, thoughts?

    I would consider buying a used Kubota with service records before I'd buy one of those slick looking Bad Boys. Suggest you also consider something larger than an L2501. I started with a little Kubota BX-22TLB from a rental fleet and through some trades/sales now have an L3940 TLB. I was...
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    Tractor Brands Market Share

    Ask your Dealer for the data his OEM provides him to determine Market Share. Market Share is divided into Segments. Segments are by machine size which corresponds to market segment. An example is Compact Construction Equipment, Backhoe's and smaller. There are ~14 companies in this segment...
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    Truck bed extender legality Section 4513.09 | Red light or flag required. Ohio Revised Code Title 45 Motor Vehicles-Aeronautics-Watercraft Chapter 4513 Traffic Laws - Equipment; Loads Effective: October 16, 2009 Latest Legislation: House Bill 1 - 128th General...
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    Chain hooks on Bucket or just use pallet forks? (For misc chain hoisting)

    Hooks, Hooks, Hooks on bucket top lip. I cringe every time I see a crushed bucket. Bucket without hooks is like hand with no fingers to grasp. Buy 2, 3, 4 hooks on ebay. example WELD ON GRAB CHAIN HOOKS 3/8" G70 WLL 6,600 BUCKET TRAILER RIGGING 0900104 | eBay Put bucket in pickup truck bed...