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  1. Henro

    Why the curved/bent boom on the mini ex?

    I posted this question over at OTT but received no response yet... As compared to my tractor backhoe, which has straight boom and stick pieces, the mini ex has a bent boom and straight stick. Actually excavators of all sizes seem to share this trait. This difference must add something, but I...
  2. Henro

    What ever happened to Kubmech?

    I was just thinking about all the help Kubmech gave to us in years past. Anybody know where he went? I know people move on...lose interest...etc. Curious!
  3. Henro

    Tractor your best money ever spent?

    Best money yo have ever spent? I was thinking how my tractors were probably the best money I have ever spent. Then I thought a little more and realized they were not number one. Mine are: 1. Spending 18 months traveling the world, after getting out of the military at age 22. Inspiration for...
  4. Henro

    Seat Cover? NOT for me (I thought)

    After a few years of making temporary repairs to cracks in my BX2200 seat (with fair success) I decided last year to buy a seat cover. I do not remember where I bought it, but found a reference here at TBN. I was skeptical and figured I was probably making a mistake, but it was cheap enough to...
  5. Henro

    Seat safety Switch? What is the point?

    Hi All, I was viewing a thread where the seat safety switch was the focus. I guess I am thick headed, but I do not have seat safety switches on either of my tractors and really cannot see an advantage to having one, other than perhaps a quick shutdown should one tip the tractor on its side, or...
  6. Henro

    BX Ww

    Hi, SORRY I SOMEHOW POSTED THIS BEFORE I WAS READY...and can not edit the title... Question refers to a bx2200 mower deck... Ten or more years ago there were some posts here about an issue with some of the Bx mower decks coming from the factory under greased, and therefore failures resulting...
  7. Henro

    Wheel Spacer Question: 1" vs 3"

    Hi, I am about ready to order wheel spacers for my Kubota B2910. I have settled on 3" spacers, but only really need 1" spacers for chain clearance. So my question is: Is the 2" difference between 1" and 3" spacers significant? I know wider is better. But "how much better" is what I am...
  8. Henro

    Blades for BX 60 inch mower?

    I am out of town and do not remember the exact part number of the 60 inch mower on my BX2200. But it I do know that when I get back home after four weeks the grass will be a foot high probably. AND I really need new blades on the BX2200 mower... Just wondering what what you guys are using...
  9. Henro

    Run Your Chains Floppy or Tight?

    Hi, I am going to buy wheel spacers for my Kubota B2910, which has R4 tires. Until now there was just barely enough space for the chains to clear the rear fenders (most of the time) when pulled as tight as possible with spring tensioners. My neighbor (passed away now) on his somewhat larger...
  10. Henro

    What Width Wheel Spacers?

    Hi, I have a Kubota B2910 and forget what the outside width of the rear tires is, but I think it is probably about 58". My Box blade is 60". After NOT making spacers myself, even though I got some steel to make 1.25" spacers, which is all I really need to get chain clearance on the rear...
  11. Henro

    Box Blade Without Top and Tilt? Pleasure or Curse?

    Hi Guys, After reading a recent thread about box blades, with some saying it was a mistake buying one, or something like that, I got to thinking...dangerous I know! I have had my T&T long enough that I forgot that some tractors are all manual. Anyway, I am starting to think that without the...
  12. Henro

    BL4690A Backhoe Boom Cylinder/Hydraulic Hose Change

    Hi, I have been using my backhoe a lot this summer. Digging and moving between 3 & 400 cubic yards of earth. Over the years I have had several hose failures. This summer I had one for the dipper cylinder fail. No big deal, but it caused me to dread the possibility of having to replace a hose...
  13. Henro

    Have any implement purchase regrets?

    Hi, just curious. Here is mine. I bought a backhoe with my B2910 Kubota about 15 years ago. One bucket was included. Any size. The second was paid for. I chose 16 & 10 buckets. I now realize a 24 and 16 would have made more sense. Live and learn. For soil conditions here the 10 does...
  14. Henro

    HST Oil Change: Fact or Fiction?

    Hi, I know many of today's cars do not have the need to change automatic transmission fluid. There may not even be a dipstick to check level? I just bought another 5 gallon pail super UDT for my Kabota tractors. I now have enough to change the HST fluid in both tractors which I will do...
  15. Henro

    SHOCK! My tractors are teenagers!

    Time flies by...especially when there are no birthday parties each year... I just realized today that my tractors are both teenagers! The older one is 14 years old and the younger one is 13 years old. I'm at a loss for words 😱 Hope they appreciate my taking the time to have a celebratory...
  16. Henro

    There are no Safety Police!

    Just those of us that are perhaps more aware of the dangers than others, and try to remind others of them... NOT A BAD THING! Keep aware of your surroundings and the mousetraps that may be waiting to snap on you! Once it happens it is too late! Ouch! There are no safety police...ha, ha...
  17. Henro

    BX Owners: What deck number do you cut grass at?

    Hi, Just a curiosity question... I never bothered to figure out what the deck height numbers mean. But my grass cutting is always between 3 and 4. I see significant difference between 3, 3.5 and 4. Today I cut at 3 which is not my normal number. Normally it is 3.5 or 4. It is just that the...
  18. Henro

    Who uses dual tilt cylinders? I do...

    Just wondering, if anyone but me uses dual tilt cylinders. I put a top and tilt on my Kubota about 12 years ago and have been really happy with the dual tilt cylinders. I have float on one position of my (four position) control valve, and can use it with either the top cylinder or one of the...
  19. Henro

    I wasn't wearing my seatbelt!

    This is posted just as a reminder! I must admit that over the recent years I've become a little sloppy about wearing my seatbelt when using my tractor in places where I figured chances were slim that I would need it Something happened two weeks ago that struck a nerve and convinced me that...
  20. Henro

    I have a second (gasp!) confession to make!

    Hi, I tipped my tractor on it's side... I though I would share this in hopes that it might help someone be more aware of how unexpected things can happen! Well, it happened last summer. After over ten years operating my B2910 (Close to 1,000 hours on the tractor), while using the box blade...
  21. Henro

    Lovin' Where Ur Livin' ...!

    Hi, My wife and I share an email account and every once in a while she sends herself a photo from her phone, I suppose to save to the computer and email to someone, somewhere... Anyway, the photo that appeared this afternoon got me thinking...isn't it nice to be happy where you are living? We...
  22. Henro

    I have a confession to make...

    Hello to those who remember me from the past... My eldest grandson is 6 now... and I have always stressed to my grandchildren and neighbor kids (only two of them, now teenagers) to stay well clear of my tractors when the engine is running, and never come nearby unless they catch my eye and I...
  23. Henro

    In Case You Haven't seen this...

    Hi, I don't visit TBN much anymore...not enough hours in the day. But my little grand kid loves tractors and we ran across this youtube vid: "How not to pull logs with your tractor" (My title) Subtitled by me: " Anybody out there more stupid than me?" YouTube - albanian mad tractor rider...
  24. Henro

    Mowing Converting BX Mower to Ground Contact Type?

    Just wondering...anyone done this? I've concluded that doing so might be better for my "lawn" as it is more like the ocean on a calm day than a Walmart parking lot. I mean, it just seems to me that a floating mower would shine on a flat surface, but that a ground contact mower would be better...
  25. Henro

    Aluminum really inferior for tractors???

    The "Aluminum Axle Housings" thread got me wondering if Aluminum is REALLY inferior to cast iron for tractor parts subjected to stress/strain. Is it? Or is this another "rural legend?" From the link listed below: In Summary: Aluminum, in the vast majority of applications, will exceed the...
  26. Henro

    What's 700 hours worth?

    “I thought you were nuts spending so much money for that tractor! But now that I see what you have accomplished I bet it paid for itself already!” Which got me thinking...:eek: My B2910 Kubota just turned four years old. I have just under 700 hours on it. Very few of these hours are mowing...
  27. Henro

    A Major Shortcoming???

    I think I saw mention of this in other threads but at the time did not realize what was being talked about. From what I can see the new software has a major issue, one that makes the site much less enjoyable to use (for me anyway). That is, when I read a thread and then come back, I have no...
  28. Henro

    Favorite threads lost forever?

    I used to have a number of threads bookmarked as what I remember were called "Favorite threads" or something similar. I have seen several posts that mentioned that the posters' favorites or bookmarks (forget the term used) we not working anymore. I checked my subscribed threads and don't have...
  29. Henro

    Hard hat/crash helmet for tractoring? Anyone?

    I was reading a post a few minutes ago where a question was raised about removing the ROPS for mowing on FLAT ground. It was implied (or stated) that if it were removed it would be replaced for loader work. Earlier there was a thread started related to seat safety switches... I know we all are...
  30. Henro

    T&T - Which T more useful?

    Couple recent threads concerning whether or not a hydraulic top link is useful (or wother the cost) got me thinking... Top goes with Tilt, yada yada...seems to be the consensus that anyone who has a T&T can no longer live without one. Still...if you had to live with one T or the other, which...
  31. Henro

    Dumbest (most unsafe) thing you've ever done?

    Dumbest (most unsafe) thing you\'ve ever done? For some reason stupid things I've done in my life started popping into my head recently... I think probably because the price of gas and a 30-mile one-way commute brough visions of motorcycles dancing in my head. Anyway, I remember when I was...
  32. Henro

    How many 'o you retired turkeys...

    How many \'o you retired turkeys... ...Have gone back to work??? Just curious. Last fall, after five years of "retirement" I decided it would make some sense to go back to work until I reach 62 and start collecting social security. So at 58, going on 59, I started " pounding the pavement."...
  33. Henro

    Running BX MMM in TOP position OK?

    HI, I know this has been discussed in the past, and the consensus seemed to be that cutting with the MMM in the top position is not of any concern, other than possibly having debris thrown out since the deck is pretty high off the ground. The reason I ask is that I have about an acre and a...
  34. Henro

    Running BX MMM in TOP position OK?

    owning-ML-877612-ML- Posted in wrong forum
  35. Henro

    China Chains...Good or NOT?

    HI, I know many have voiced opinions that Chinese grade 70 (and other grades) are inferior to USA products. But are they really? Aside from opinion, anyone have any experience where they broke a Chinese chain, in a situation where they are sure they did not exceed its rating? How does one...
  36. Henro

    Why not make a fixed ROPS foldable???

    OK, I understand the concerns about modifying a ROPS as far as safety and protection of the operator goes, if the ROPS is called upon to do its duty. BUT... Say one would cut his ROPS and have a certified welder duplicate what the OEM does when it makes a ROPS foldable, eg, make the hinge...
  37. Henro

    Are you a tractor snob?

    I might have been once but don't think I am anymore, if I were one to begin with. How about you? Chinese, Japanese, who hoo, look at these...where did I hear that? Whatdayathink? If you see a jinma(for example), do you look down on it? Lots of value there for the dollar spent me thinks...
  38. Henro

    Right of Passage...

    Well it happened. I knew it was a possibility...and tried to be careful and avoid it. I knew the risks and took care not to go beyond the limits...I pulled it out constantly before I needed to. I repeatedly inserted and withdrew to be sure everything would go as expected... But it happended...
  39. Henro

    Why can't farm geese fly???

    Why can\'t farm geese fly??? We have had a few different geese over the years. Some are the more standard farm types, white or gray, and others have been the Chinese type with the knob on their head. Flying does not seem to come naturally to them. They do flap their wings if they need to run...
  40. Henro

    Van VS Pickup for towing?

    I'm trying to learn BEFORE I buy my trailer. I have a E350 SuperDuty Ford Econline van. It is a window van. Off hand I don't know what the ratings are. I'm wondering how this van would compare to a pickup as far as towing a trailer would go. I am thinking of buying a 10K trailer, with brakes...
  41. Henro

    Gray VS Blue Subject Titles???

    I did not try to figure this out on my own too hard...but I did try. Some thread titles show up as Blue. Some Gray. Doesn't seem to matter if I have posted in the thread, or have viewed it or not. How come? I know I'm gonna be when I hear the answer...but now I'm and got the feeling...
  42. Henro

    Big Brothers ARE Important!

    My daughter's two pugs, Wally and Louie. Louie is the puppy...half brothers really. As an older brother myself, I wonder why it wasn't the same as this at our house when my younger brother and I were growing up?
  43. Henro

    Identity thieft - Debt responsibility?

    I guess in a stretch this could be related...say someone steals my identity and buys a tractor or tractor parts, for example... This morning I was reading an article about the new bankruptcy law Congress passed. This part caught my eye: <font color="blue"> "They particularly wanted...
  44. Henro

    Kind of like my new number plate...

    The wife wanted me to get one... If you are not from Pennsylvania, you may not have seen this wildlife consevation plate we have here... Kind of grows on ya'... Sure beats plain old numbers.
  45. Henro

    Joined the 20th Century today!

    A couple years ago when I installed a motion detector light at the driveway parking area, my younger girl's boy friend said "Welcome to the 90s..." Today I cut off the septic line and tied the house into the line I installed last fall, that feeds the new public sewer. Not sure why I should...
  46. Henro

    Who cut a finger on a bandsaw recently?

    Just curious...can't remember who it was, or find the tread I am thinking of...
  47. Henro

    Any Backhoe Dentists Out There?

    In this thread plants4u reported that he broke two teeth of his new Kubota BH75 backhoe while digging out a stump. I must admit this surprised me as I have not babied my backhoe and frankly never considered that the teeth would/should/might be such a weak part. Mine don't seem to be. The teeth...
  48. Henro

    Filling septic tank with stone????

    Hi... Sewers went in last year. Been waiting to tie in. Actually put my line in as fast as I could last fall, fearing they might tell me to do it in the winter... Anyway just got the letter today saying to pay up and tap in. But they also say there is a state law that septic tanks must be...
  49. Henro

    Staying connected on the road? Best options?

    I still can't believe that the wife is willing... To take a long drive this spring/summer that is... So I wonder what the best way to maintain internet access while on the road is. The plan would be to cross the northern US, drive up into Alaska, then return to PA through Canada. Time...
  50. Henro

    Hold Me, Squeeze Me…Which, Or Both?

    Sorry, but “Question about a grapple” was already taken as a thread title by PineRidge! Anyway, in This Thread we tenderized the meat, so to speak, with respect to Junkman’s grapple hook up. No need to relive that here, but that thread does lead to my question. I remember reports in the...
 
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