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    PTO Snow Blower, hydraulic drive, on Frt Loader Q?

    I have two tractors L39TLB and BX2680 and two hydraulic front snow blowers, commercial Loftness 60” and front mount Ariens 48” converted to hydraulic motor. I built my rear pto pump , tank, etc. First, in all setups I got good snow removal performance. I started with pump on back of L39 and...
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    I am lucky to have a nest in my front yard and see them most every day, depending on season. This is the sixth year for the pair we have named Marge and Fred, after my parents. I installed ptz cameras and towers to get a better view. Marge on the left is bigger than Fred. Fred has a band on...
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    Pressure Testing welds on hydraulic line

    Looking for direction or recommendations on how to pressure test a 3/4 inch Aluminum schedule 80 pipe with out getting hydraulic oil in a possible leak... making the repair that much harder. Pressure will be limited by over pressure releaf at 1500 psi The application is rear pto pump feeding...
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    Floppy bucket on BX 2680 or Compressible hydraulic fluid---NOT what's wrong

    My single cylinder bucket seems to have a loose connection between the shaft and the pressure plate , for lack of better words. The part of the cylinder that moves when oil pressure is applied. See video and frozen frames of video in pics. My strain is lifting the weight of the bucket. It made...
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    Light weight - 117 lbs - reconfigurable Forks for BX size tractors

    I have a Bradco 4 k fork and they weight about 400 lbs. With my BX FEL L344 , that did not leave much room. I had a blank シ inch Quick connect plate waiting for another use. So I purchase the smallest set of premade forks by for $135 plus shipping and 2 pieces of higher strength...
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    Remote Wireless Controlled Lawn Sprinkler Valves

    I have a 24 zone wifi controller by Bluespray connected to a hard wire mesh of rain bird valves on traditional system. My longest run is approaching 200 ft with 18 ga solid direct bury cable. In Bluespray, you set up programs of what valves and how long and then calendarize when programs run...
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    Questions for Kubota BX 2680 owners with FEL

    I have a new BX2680 and just added a FEL LA344. With out the FEL, it drove fine and no noticeable effect of 4wd. With a load of dirt in the 54 bucket, when I turn , it feels like I can feel the gears in the front end not grinding but engaging. With going really slow it seems like I can count...
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    Kubota BX2680 with Curtis Deluxe Cab Installation and added lights

    I am in the process of switching from a Kubota B3350 cab to a BX 2680 with cab. To save a little money and to more easily add custom lights, I decided to do the install. The short story- Curtis and Kubota did a fabulous job! And read all the instructions,...First! Hard to do! The cab came in...
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    GCK60-26BX Grass catcher info needed for custom mount

    I am switching to a BX2680 model from a B3350. ( Unit too big) My B unit has the GCK60-30B catcher. The base blower is the same, just the mount system. Because to the larger B tires, the blower was hung further back. I am planning to copy the Kubota design and have bought some tractor...
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    Re-lined snow blower impeller with HMWPE

    Several years ago I lined the impeller and shute with slippery plastic, High molecular weight polypropylene. At the time , I bought a 4ft piece and had to heat weld two pieces to get a piece long enough for the impeller liner. It lasted 3years and recently broke and jammed. This time I bought...
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    Buying Advice Downsizing from B3350 to BX2680 or BX23S

    I love the B3350 cab model with A/C and heat. I pickup my grass with the rear pto driven bagger. Works great using the 60 deck. But the machine is too heavy (2400lbs) and constantly tears up the lawn. Not full sun so weak grass. DPF issues have been solved for me but I know I will take a hit...
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    Set of 10 Kubota factory lights for sale

    Added a cab to my L39 and replaced the ten lights. All work and Amber have replacement LEDs inside. Lights and with factory connections: 2 head with brackets 4 spot with 2 kinds of brackets 2 turn signal --mount thru hole. all ten ( head and spot pictured twice) for $50 plus shipping...
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    Anyone into helping neighbors

    Great Work! FYI the leggings are brown. I have a nesting pair in front yard so lots of pics.
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    Add a cab, get a lift platform---re-purpose a ROPS

    Last year, I added a Laurin cab to my L39 that replaced the factory ROPS. With no interest found in the ROPS parts, they hung around. I needed a platform to get to a camera so I tried the plane roof liner( sheet metal and ribs) and found I need side rails for safety and comfort. I cut down...