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    Financing New Kubota financing and rebates

    Effective April 1 thru June 30, 2007 Kubota has initiated thier 35th Anniversary financing and rebate program. Basically 0% for up to 36 months (with no rebate) on most smaller tractor models (not available on L39/48 or Grand L40's and a few others). Rebates are available on just about every...
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    Ignorant, uninformed, lazy or ??? Dealers

    Recently there have been several threads where dealerships have told buyers some things that just are not really true. For example, the thread where the dealer said a grapple would overload a tractors hydraulic system. Or another thread where the dealer said chains were bad for rear tires and...
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    Leftover Grand L's - any deals?

    I am seriously considering a leftover Grand L4330 w/cab. I was quoted $29,900 with FEL and fully optioned cab. Several members have emailed me saying that the deal is either good or maybe I can do better. Any opinions out there? I have put my B2710 up for sale here in the TBN classifieds...
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    Stuck in the mud

    This afternoon my son got the Kubota stuck in some mud. A few days ago I had cleared an access from my driveway to my back clearing project and the dozer caused a few ruts about 2 feet deep. The ground is naturally soft with a high water table. My son took the Kubota over to get some wood...
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    A complete dozer hydraulic rebuild

    In the fall of 2005 I purchased a 1963 International TD6-62 crawler with a Drott Skid Shovel loader and 4-n-1 bucket. After using it hard for a few hours the hydraulics started to act up by going into bypass under load and overall just getting weaker. With winter approaching I felt it was time...
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    Off-road ULSD now in New England

    Went to my local high volume off-road supplier yesterday for some fuel for my dozer. He is now only selling ULSD and the above ground off-road tanks and pumps were marked ULSD <15 ppm sulphur. I was told the tanks were purged (the lady didn't say how) prior to the new fuel being delivered. It...
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    S15 (ULSD), S500 (LSD) and S5000 diesel fuel

    Since several other threads regarding the coming changes to diesel fuel have gone somewhat astray and off topic, I have decided to start this thread to provide up to date info regarding the changeover. There seem to be plenty of rumors and mis-information out there regarding what is what and...
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    Tatro / WR Long grapple combo install

    Since it's raining today I thought I would get some pics of my grapple installation. The grapple came from Andy Tatro and the controls came from WR Long. I decided to go with the third function electric/hydraulic solenoid rather than a diverter. I did modify the WR Long setup a bit by...
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    Light duty adjustable gauge wheels

    I'm finally getting around to posting pics of the light duty gauge wheels I built over the winter for one of my dethatcher customers. Although the wheels themselves are fairly heavy duty, the adjusting mechanism is light duty, meaning that for this application, (a dethatcher) they are more than...
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    The ROPS Police - fact or fiction?

    There have always been posters who insist that drilling a hole in the ROPS or doing anything to the ROPS will void your new tractor warranty. Based on my investigations (at least for Kubota), this theory is fiction. Nowhere in the Kubota Warranty Information Guide does it even mention the...
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    Ski lift chair to garden chair

    Ski lift chair to garden chair Well, not everything that comes out of MadReferee's shop is tractor related. Last Christmas a friend got an old chair lift from a local ski resort (mt Sunapee in NH) as a present. I recently converted it into a permanent chair for his garden. He will be doing...
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    Country Mfg dump wagon swinging tailgate

    I finally completed the tailgate for my Country Manufacturing wagon and it works beautifully. It looks and works like it was standard equipment. This fairly inexpensive modification now makes a very good dump wagon even better and much more versatile. The goals of this project were: <ul...
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    Heavy duty 3pt pallet forks

    Here is another of the latest creations from the shop of MadReferee. This was made for another TBN'er. This a heavy duty pallet fork / carryall. it is designed to carry up to 1500 lbs or so and I believe that it will carry even more. The forks and risers and top cross member are made from 2"...
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    Clamp-on bucket receiver hitch

    Here is another of the latest creations from the shop of MadReferee. This was made for another TBN'er. This a clamp-on bucket receiver hitch. The actual base is 18" long with 10" extending under the bucket. The nice thing about this design is that it fits over a bucket toothbar frame so you do...
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    Clamp-on bucket forks

    Here is one of the latest creations from the shop of MadReferee. This was made for another TBN'er. These are clamp-on bucket forks. The actual fork is 36" long and extends under the bucket by another 13". The nice thing about this design is that it fits over a bucket toothbar frame so you do...
 
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