Recent content by varmint

  1. varmint

    Selling your Machine?

    I've sold two Kubotas on Craigslist without any complications or hassles. I post many photos and write a detailed description, which might indicate a for-real sale vs. scammers. Because a local sale is easier due to transportation issues, my buyers have been fairly local. And I helped a...
  2. varmint

    New Tractor Company as if we didn't have enough

    I haven't read the whole thread, due to time issues, but I thought I'd add that we have a Nissan Leaf which we use for our "local" suburban driving- anything less than about 50 miles round trip. It seems ideal for such travel. We also have a solar pv system mounted on our little barn, a...
  3. varmint

    What size trailer hitch ball on a 16-18' deck trailer?

    As posters have noticed, people do a lot of unwise things with trailers. I have a friend who was towing his tandem axle car trailer with a one ton pickup... 2 5/16" ball, trailer brakes, good load binders, everything just as it should be... except he had a burned out license plate lamp. A...
  4. varmint

    Illinois NEW Kubota - L3130HST

    I got your post for some reason- no tractor for sale here!
  5. varmint

    Floor mat for L2501?

    I cleaned my painted steel floor boards, wiped them with acetone, and painted them with truck bed liner about 5-6 years ago. It has held up perfectly, and I am happy with the results. I found a photo showing what I did. It wasn't difficult to do, and well worth the effort, I thought. I masked...
  6. varmint


    I think Paul Short of Specialty Repairs in Newfoundland makes add-on steps, and he probably has one for a B7800? He makes a lot of good stuff for Kubotas, and has had a You Tube channel for many years.
  7. varmint

    Looking for tires for my L3130 (New England)

    Farm service companies can do field mounting of tractor tires. There are some interesting videos of it being done using ether and a match.
  8. varmint

    What Do You Do With Your Waste Oil?

    Don't know if it's universal throughout the state, but here in Baltimore County, the recyling center has tanks for used oil, anti-freeze and such. No limits I know of. And yes, it has value for reprocessing, albeit not much. Burning it is not ideal because of heavy metal contaminants from...
  9. varmint

    bush hog wheel question

    I will report, but it'll be a while. I just looked at "better" rough cut mowers, and tried to more or less match their offset rakes, without creating any issues for myself, like the wheel hitting the frame. I have no idea what brand this was, but the welding precision was awful- whoever put it...
  10. varmint

    bush hog wheel question

    I cut out wedges from the forks, beveled the cut's edges, bent the forks together, and welded them. I think this solves my problem.
  11. varmint

    Looking for tires for my L3130 (New England)

    A couple of years ago, I considered getting some R-4's for my L3400- there was a tire dealer in KY or TN that had a set of 4, on Kubota wheels, for around $1100 + $115 shipping- about half what local sellers wanted. I'd start online searching before I bought anything. Truck shipping cost isn't...
  12. varmint

    L3400/2800 suspension seat...

    When I checked, I discovered I had tightened the control too much. With it properly adjusted, and the seat bearing points lubed, it works like a charm. (I had tried adjusting the control before, but not enough, it turned out- the previous owner must have been a big guy, unlike me.)
  13. varmint

    L3130 1000 hour mark

    I owned our L3130 for a couple years- bought it with 1200 hours, did nothing to it beyond oil changes, grease and adding some LED work lights. It was a completely reliable workhorse. I would have kept it except it was just too heavy for our needs. I think I sold it for a bit more than I paid...
  14. varmint

    Bush Hog and a 1977 B7100

    A lot depends on what you're going to be cutting. If a field of 1" saplings, then a smaller cutter, for sure. If just brush, I still think I'd not want anything bigger than a 48" hanging back there. I just found a 48" cutter, which I am using behind a L3400, and I am happy with the balance.