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  1. rademamj1

    Pole building foundation question

    I would never ever use any soil as a fill for a concrete foundation because of the high organics. The best choice is a select fill, which has been washed and is free of organics, and is fine grained trending mostly to a silt sized particle. You typically find these type fills in river bends...
  2. rademamj1

    Kubota or mahindra

    Umm....I have always found Neil Messicks videos to be informative. And though I purchased a Kioti, I have found many useful and instructive videos from Messicks, covering a wide range of topics and brands.
  3. rademamj1

    True Value Hardware website

    Diggin it: somehow your browser thinks the website is not allowed. Perhaps at some point in the past, a window pop-up requested if you wanted to restrict that URL.....and you may have clicked yes. Some parents do this for x-rated websites on their kids. Same results, they get blank web pages. As...
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    Tractor Shortages

    Interestingly, a Wall Street a journal report came out this week on Toyota, and how they managed the world wide chip shortage better than any other auto manufacturer. Mainly because chips were the one single car part they have always maintained a 6 month supply in house; while also requiring...
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    Deer eating my small apple trees

    Yes Indeed. Put out Apple flavored corn in large easy to eat from buckets for them. Put out water for them to drink. They will not go for the trees, and will prefer the flavored apple corn. Put all this about 100 yards away from your fencing. Then each week move the feeding center an additional...
  6. rademamj1

    Regen Issues

    Yes, that is wierd. But it's just possible the OP try to log back in and forgot his password. So rather than reset password, he just starts a new account.
  7. rademamj1

    Pole building foundation question

    You are very close on your statement. The tracked skid steers i saw building foundation pads, would spread a truck load of select fill, then compact that load,, while the next truck load is moving into dump position. And repeatedly....until the pad reached its planned 28" thickness. It was for a...
  8. rademamj1

    Buying Advice Kioti RX6620 vs Kubota M4D-61

    Resale is higher, because you paid more up front on the tractor. I will also say. COthG, you show a serious lack of respect for other members beliefs and opinions.
  9. rademamj1

    Broken main shift lever on CK3510

    Let us know how how the repair goes. I am not surprised the shift lever is NOT considered part of the drive train for warranty purposes. From the linkage point it is considered drivetrain.
  10. rademamj1

    Where are all my birds?

    Well the birds migration back to texas is only now starting. I estimate they are 3 weeks late this year. I just saw four cardinals, couple blue Jay's, lots of finches and chickadees and one lone Robin around my feeders. I just put the bird food in my feeders this week, a nice blend of small...
  11. rademamj1

    Pole building foundation question

    That's your thinking. But you have never actually tried using a tracked skid steer for foundation pad construction, or you would not be saying that.
  12. rademamj1

    Buying Advice Kioti RX6620 vs Kubota M4D-61

    Well that's your opinion. Having owned both Kioti and Kubota, I find Kioti has greatly closed any gap that existed, and in my opinion, is now just as reliable as Kubota. I sure wish Consumers Reports included tractors in their product summary reports, like they do cars. We may find Kioti is...
  13. rademamj1

    Pole building foundation question

    Yes Indeed. Here in Texas, that's why most specialized foundation crews have gone to tracked skid steers to prepare the foundation grade, distribute and compact the fill. Probably a tracked skid steer is 3x faster than a dozer, 6x faster than a loader and 10x faster than a tractor. Tracked skid...
  14. rademamj1

    Pole building foundation question

    Another issue to consider, is to make sure that natural water runoff drains well away from the building. Also, make sure there are no stock ponds or water collection sites within 75 feet of the foundation, as these introduce a local water table that can play havoc for the foundation with...
  15. rademamj1

    Regen Issues

    Most likely not. In fact the two primary causes of regen issues is: 1) the operator fails to run his tractor at high rpm, which is needed for the high temperature exhaust to clean out the DPF. 2) a fuel injector is providing excess fuel to the engine, which results in a partial burn and a carbon...
  16. rademamj1

    Regen Issues

    Did they show you a report indicating and confirming water in your diesel? Or is this some guess work and wild assumptions by the dealers service department. Worse yet, if the service department did indeed confirm water in your fuel tank, should they not have made a proactive service effort...
  17. rademamj1

    Pole building foundation question

    In the original post, I also didn't see any specifics on slab thickness, discussion of any rebar specs or even if this a canidate for a post tension slab. Most foundation crews will provide a summary report on their recommendations, including slab thickness, type foundation, support column depth...
  18. rademamj1

    Noob Here...Seeking a Tractor Education, Please

    You definitely made your point regarding tractor improvements over the many years. And we sometimes forget or don't realize it, until we see all those improvements listed.
  19. rademamj1

    Pole building foundation question

    There is nothing wrong with using compacted fill under the foundation, but it must be fully compacted, typically by using a skid steer. And that requires the fill material to have a high percentage (40%) of silt size particles. In fact many foundation crews use a "selected fill" for that...
  20. rademamj1

    Homeowner / DIY internet forums?

    Yes Indeed. There certainly is a forum dedicated to DIY home owners. And very much like this tractor forum, it is a mix of highly experienced professionals and DIY people. You can access them from the Tapatalk app or directlly at: Diychatroom.com They are not as active as the TBN forum, but...
  21. rademamj1

    Stump grinder

    I removed approximately 450 stumps over last 3 years, using a Woods PTO stump grinder. Many stumps were 12" to 30" in diameter, and appeared to be mainly lightning killed trees over a 50 year period. These take 30mins grinding and are fun to remove. But a large majority of those stumps were in...
  22. rademamj1

    Front Tire Popped Off Bead

    This method works absolutely perfectly, and seats the tire in 30seconds. Unfortunately, I just don't have the experience or courage to seat the tire on the rim applying this ether method. I usually just remove the entire rim and bring to a truck tire repair shop just 5 mins down the road. For...
  23. rademamj1

    Noob Here...Seeking a Tractor Education, Please

    Yep. Its more important to define your expected future work on that 10acres, so you can define your specific tractor needs. Are you just mowing? Or have a gravel road to maintain? Do you expect using a snowblower in winter? If your lot is wooded, any need for a PTO chipper? Will you be needing a...
  24. rademamj1

    Engine Size

    Kioti is trying to do better on the accuracy of their specifications. Most often, I find when an engine upgrade occurs on a model, the sales specs still carry the older engine specs until they run out of sales brochures. Thats when things typically get updated. Even TractorData.com does not...
  25. rademamj1

    Broken main shift lever on CK3510

    I agree with pmsmechanic. In your case, the manual shifter should attach by bolts to a linkage, and the linkage which does transfer the shift into the transmission. In my HST transmission, same thing. The Range shifter connected by bolts to a linkage, and that linkage transferred all Range...
  26. rademamj1

    Broken main shift lever on CK3510

    I am assuming your CK3510 is a manual transmission. However, I encountered a similar issue on my CK4010SEHC cab tractor. The Kioti HST range shifter is a casting product and prone to structural breaks over many years of use. I ordered the replacement range shifter from Michigan Iron. Installed...
  27. rademamj1

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    I spend about 6 hours over last two days evaluating the hydrogen fuel risks. Surprised not a single academic study was dedicated to hydrogen fuel risk analysis. Anyway. I have completely reversed my thinking, and moved hydrogen from high risk to low risk as a fuel for running vehicles. Certainly...
  28. rademamj1

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    I am surprised no actual studies exist to that regard. Slow leaks of hydrogen, would not be dangerous. Its the catastrophic leaks, the immediate and sudden release of the vehicles entire hydrogen supply during a car accident, that has everyone concerned. The Fireball. I would think, that...
  29. rademamj1

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    Toyota has now sold 10,380 Mirai HVC worldwide over seven years, and no reports of pressure tank failures. But overall its a small number of vehicles, and average mileage numbers per vehicle is still quite low. No information from anyone regarding maintenance issues, common repair problems...
  30. rademamj1

    Fan disintegrates!

    Well I searched the TBN archives, and could find no references to tractor cooling fan failures. So regardless of brand its definitely a rare occurrence. I agree with the OP, its hard to get a branch to penetrate inside the engine compartment, and especially without leaving some some trace of its...
  31. rademamj1

    Hydrogen infrastructure

    I don't often find myself agreeing with Kalifornia, but hydrogen storage tanks at 5000psi and moving down the road at 75mph, do provide some major risks on a highly mobile vehicle moving at speed, and often driven by drivers who are often Distracted or DUI or simply lack the emotional maturity...
  32. rademamj1

    US Hwy 1 how things have changed

    Use of cell phones is ubiquitous today. Everyone has them, and even some people often carry 2 or 3 cell phones. As a result, many Police departments use cell phone records as the first peice of information for solving most crimes. Multiple cell phone towers by triangulation can put specific...
  33. rademamj1

    Regret a cab tractor?

    On my heavily wooded lot, I have not in 5 years broken a window on my cab tractor. It seems to be mainly the fiberglass roofing that takes most of the hits, and since I have trimmed major pathways through my property for the tractor, I have been good now for nearly 3 years without any hitting...
  34. rademamj1

    Fan disintegrates!

    Wow. I have no idea what could cause that. First time ever I heard of such a catastrophic failure of an engine cooling fan, for any vehicle or tractor. But the Kioti dealer can fully replace if still under warranry. Any unusual engine vibration noted before failure?
  35. rademamj1

    Where are all my birds?

    Predator birds will surely keep them away, but stray cats are just mainly annoying to the birds at the feeders. Right now I see its migration time, and many birds are on the move. Maybe you just need to give it a few more weeks for the majority of birds to arrive. I watch my feeders very...
  36. rademamj1

    Buying Advice Kioti RX6620 vs Kubota M4D-61

    As a first time buyer, I definitly overrated distance or proximity of the dealer as a significant factor to choosing a tractor brand. Because high tractor reliability, means your just not going to see your dealer very much for warranty maintenance. And I do all scheduled maintenance, like fluid...
  37. rademamj1

    Buying Advice Kioti RX6620 vs Kubota M4D-61

    This is a personal choice. I also got both my final tractor choices down to Kubota or Kioti. Went with Kioti for my first tractor mainly because the dealer was just 3 miles away. And since most of the Kioti implements are made by Woods, I have been extremely happy with my choice of Kioti. Later...
  38. rademamj1

    Change oil before winter even though hours are low?

    Its definitely a personal choice changing engine oil earlier than required. The only reason I would consider changing early, this is the first oil change for the machine. Typically, I always see small metal flakes in the oil on that first oil change. Might be beneficial to do the change early...
  39. rademamj1

    Regret a cab tractor?

    The only regret I have with a cab tractor, relates to low tree limbs. After several minor hits, I went and trimmed most of the trees on my lot that could pose any future damage. Took over three days work with chainsaw and a polesaw to create paths and safe areas for my cab. Have not had any...
  40. rademamj1

    Hydraulic oil

    Not sure where your observations are being made on the hydraulic fluid. Does your tractor have a sight glass for hydraulic fluid or is this all coming off dip stick observations. Unlikely on a new tractor to get any water into hydraulic lines, other than a very minor condensation contribution...
  41. rademamj1

    2012 Kioti RX6010 roof replacement parts

    No way to buy cheaper parts. However, that similar type of damage occurred on my CK4010 cab tractor. I purchased a fiberglass repair kit, and with 6 hours effort made all necessary repairs. Purchased Kioti orange paint, and now i have a water proof repair, and nobody can see the damage cuz its...
  42. rademamj1

    How much damage am I likely to have done to my new tractor?

    I can't ever remember seeing a slip clutch on a mid-mount mower or any zero-turn for that matter. Probably because your not expected to be hitting debris on a continuous basis. You need to move up to a rotary cutter to find slip clutches and shear pins on your mower. I have been mowing with...
  43. rademamj1

    How much damage am I likely to have done to my new tractor?

    From my experience, you have not done any damage to the Kubota engine, but your mower blades probably received some damage. Basically I would look for any blades that are out of alignment, and these now create noticeable vibrations. Blade replacement is recommended. I also highly recommend you...
  44. rademamj1

    Looking for closure on two mystery threads

    The thread regarding drag markings in a barn is located here. Yikes, as soon as i posted the link, I saw that Xfaxman had already located the thread. https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/what-kind-of-tracks-are-these.434076/
  45. rademamj1

    Backhoe

    The Prairie Dog Digger Model backhoes, are the last time I checked, copies or clones of the Woods 3pt backhoes found in year 2001, and are made in Bulgaria. I do not like 3pt backhoe designs, because the attachments are prone to catastrophic metal failure where the top link attaches to the...
  46. rademamj1

    L39 is it a good buy ?

    I think you did well on the Kubota purchase. If this is your first tractor, spend a few hours each week reading the forum posts here, and get familiar with attachments, repair and service issues of your tractor. Enjoy the new tractor.
  47. rademamj1

    IRS and what do they really do with all their power Attempt number 2

    Not sure, but this subject of the IRS may border on politics and political agenda, which is not allowed in this forum. We normally comment about tractors, and repair issues affecting tractors. We do occasionally drift off topic into non tractor topics, but politics is not allowed.
  48. rademamj1

    Kioti RX6620 check engine light on

    Sean: Happy you got the manual regen started, and cleaned out the emissions issue. Thanks for the feedback.
  49. rademamj1

    Actual lift capacity mx 5400

    You have received some great advice. Heavy guage grapples provide incredible value, but do reduce your max load. You need to decide what you can live with. Just remember, to always keep heavy loads as close to the ground as possible. The risks may be quite high for not doing so. Around...
  50. rademamj1

    Kioti RX6620 check engine light on

    Interestingly, I picked up a fuel filter from my dealer just before closing time, and mentioned your NX tractor CEL issue and proprietary engine codes. According to him, some larger horsepower Kioti's do flash multiple codes on the dash when CEL lights come on (apparently its dash dependent)...
 
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