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    Getting a higher cutting height w/ JD 265?

    I have a 265 Deere garden tractor with the 46" deck. It has always cut shorter than I would like and with the dry weather we've been having it would be nice to cut a little higher. It seems like with the deck all the way up (in the transport lock even) it only cuts about 3" high. We used to have...
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    All hydraulic post driver

    After a couple years hiatus I'm finally getting back to finishing a post driver I've been working on. I'm a farmer and fencing contractor so I've run several different model drivers and tried to make something a little different that suits my needs. The design criteria was that it would be light...
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    Converting a double acting valve for use with single acting cylinder?

    I'm working on building a post driver and I need a single acting hydraulic valve to raise and drop the weight. I bought a 'converta-valve' from Tractor Supply that I think will do what I need, but there are no instructions with it. The valve is a Chief Model 220940 single spool valve, says "3...
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    265 blowing main fuse when engaging PTO

    I have a JD 265 garden tractor that has started blowing the main fuse when you engage the PTO/mower deck. Trying to get things ready for next mowing season so I need to get to the bottom of this. I already replaced the switch and that didn't have any effect. Is the PTO clutch bad? How would one...
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    Dealing with sod clumps after grading?

    A problem I often run into is dealing with clumps of sod after excavating or grading a site. The problem comes after spreading the topsoil sod mix back out then trying to get a final grade and seed it. It usually goes like this (excavating for a building, road, pad, etc): 1. Peel off the...
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    Logistics of small sawmill operation

    Having just recently purchased a new bandsaw mill, I'm looking for advice on how to get the most out of the whole logs-to-lumber process. This thread is along the same lines as my previous thread Logistics of firewood hauling and splitting? which gave me lots of good ideas and pictures which I...
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    5045e running poorly, white smoke, possible loss of coolant

    Recently our 5045e was put to use on the square baler (which we normally pull with a much larger tractor), and the tractor got worked really hard for about three hours. Operator said temp gauge never got above 3/4ths and it ran well for the first hour or two. Near the end it was really loosing...
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    Used Skid steer buying advice.

    I'm looking for a used skid steer loader for my farm construction business. I've had a thread going in the construction equipment section about the business itself and my search for new equipment, but there seems to be a lot more traffic here, so I'll post my actual buying questions here...
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    Can't get air bled out of fuel system, 5203, ideas?

    During this past cold spell the fuel gelled up in my 5203. Filled the tank to the top with new fuel, added fuel treatment, installed a new filter and it is 45* here today. I have been trying to bleed it as per the manual, and haven't had much luck. I finally got fuel to flow properly out the...
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    Need help installing intake preheater on 5045e

    I started to install the intake preheater on my fathers 5045e today and have ran into some trouble with the wiring/instructions. The kit I got was the right part number for the 5045e, but it was an older kit and the instruction booklet was printed before the 5e series came out (it is also very...
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    Generators again: Honda vs Northstar vs PTO vs?

    We're going on day 3 without power here after the snow storm and this has prompted me to start deciding on a bigger generator. I currently have a Honda EP2500 that I uses to run power tools for my business and it has been a great little generator. Super simple, two 120v outlets and a nice Honda...
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    Woods BSM72 Box Blade for JD 5203?

    I've got a job coming up that will require a good amount of earth moving and gravel work so I'm looking at a new, larger box blade for my 2wd 5203 Deere. I think I've narrowed it down to the Woods BSM72 with the fixed rear gate. For those who aren't familiar with that model, it's 6' wide, weighs...
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    Installing a heating system from scratch (old farm house)

    My wife and I bought a 2400sq. ft. farmhouse last year with no central heat of any kind. It was built in the 20's and used multiple coal and wood burning stoves throughout the house. In more recent years they used a couple oil stoves. Still have the tanks and about 250gal of oil. I'm looking...
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    New Holland Workmaster 45 vs Massey 2605

    Just wondering what everyones opinions are on the NH workmaster 45 and MF 2605? Both are in contention as my next tractor but looking for some in depth input from TBN. The NH workmaster is obviously a nicer and slightly larger tractor, I'm looking at one with 4wd and single rear remote, $16.6K...
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    Is the 4005 being discontinued?

    I looked on the Deere website today and while they still have a page up for the 4005, you can no longer select it on build and price. Are they discontinuing it, or have they just not figured out pricing for 2013? I noticed they do have the 3005 still on there.
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    Problems I should look out for in 5203 purchse?

    I've been looking for a 40-50hp 2wd utility tractor and came across a nice looking Deere 5203, 2007 model with 300hrs. I haven't had a chance to drive the tractor or look it over beyond a quick glance. What kind of problems should I look out for in this series tractor? I've read quite a few...
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    Intersting 4wd version of the 5045d w/ front blade

    I stumbled upon this video on youtube of a 5045D from India with what appears to be a 4000 series MFWD front axle. Also has a neat looking dozer blade. My guess is it's not for loader applications though, probably wouldn't hold up to the 500 series loaders (looks like very few tractors have...
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    L4600F vs. 5045d for light construction/small farm use

    I'm getting ready to purchase a new tractor for our small farm and agricultural construction business. I'm not new to tractors by any means, but I'm becoming indecisive over this so I'm asking TBN for some insight. The two tractors I've narrowed it down to are as follows: Kubota L4600F (2wd)...
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    No more drawbar testing from Nebraska?

    I'm hoping to be in the market for a new utility tractor soon and was disappointed to see that the Nebraska tractor tests no longer give drawbar HP, drawbar fuel useage, or even drawbar pull. I was looking at the specs for a Deere 5055d last night and all they give now is PTO power and some...
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    80+ Kubota videos from Costa Rica

    Just stumbled upon these on one of my searches, had never seen them before. Lots of good stuff in here: fdelgadoz2000 - YouTube
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    40x60 Farm Shop Build

    Within the next month or two I'll be starting to build a shop for our farm. I already have the building, it's a 40x60x12 metal building that was built in 1956. It was at a decommissioned RJ Reynolds plant in NC and my FIL, BIL and myself took it down for basically scrap prices (It was originally...
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    Building an ecconomical two-wheel farm wagon

    I've long used a little 4x6 utility trailer around the farm for a variety of tasks. It was a little $300 cheapo from TSC, and while it has served me well it is both falling apart and inadequate. Biggest drawback is it is too short at 6' long. You can't haul much firewood on a trailer that...
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    Small business owners: what kind of accounting software do you like?

    I'm looking to get some sort of (relatively) inexpensive accounting software for my business. I run a small construction company and mainly want something to keep track of expenses, income, and possibly do payroll related tasks in the future. Just wondering what has worked for you and what...
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    Ford NAA locked up, Ideas?

    I shut off my '53 NAA this evening for a couple minutes and when I went to restart it the solenoid just clicked. Tractor had only been run a couple minutes (backing load of corn in the barn) so it wasn't hot or anything. Tried to restart it a couple more times and same thing. Then held the...
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    1920's Farm house re-wire, need some input

    I'm getting ready to do a complete rewire on our 'new' home and had a few questions for some of the more electrical savvy folks on here. I'll start by saying that I am a General Contractor and have a decent bit of electrical experience, but it's been years since I've done a re-wire so I'm sure...
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    New Kaufman equipment trailer, pics and review

    I appreciate everyone's input on my other thread concerning which trailer to get. I decided to go with a Kaufman and got an 8,000lb 18' trailer. This was smaller than I originally planed, but more than adequate for my current and immediate future needs. (gotta separate needs/wants) Anyways, I...
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    Questions for those with BH75, 76, 77 Backhoes

    I'm trying to decide if adding a backhoe to my B3200 would be a good idea, or if I should wait and get something else (used B20, B21, B26, maybe a small mini-ex). I'll be using it for trenching in water lines (3' deep) and electric lines, cleaning out ditches, installing culverts, planting...
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    Gotta split my B3200 to replace a $7 seal, great....

    Parked my B3200 in the shop last night to preform the 400hr maintenance on it today. Came out today to a puddle of hydraulic fluid under the tractor. It seems that grass/hay wrapped around the drive shaft from the clutch to the HST and took out the seal (at the clutch housing end.) The only...
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    My farm construction business is growing, recommendations on equipment?

    I've been running my small farm construction business for the past couple years with my B3200 Kubota and a variety of borrowed/rented equipment. This year my business is really starting to grow and I'm doing bigger projects than before. I build barns, sheds, all types of agricultural fencing...
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    Performance of CTL vs true Crawler Loader?

    Looking for some insight from those who have used both Compact track loaders and standard crawler loaders. A small crawler loader is something I'd like to add to my business some day and I've been wondering how these new compact rubber track loaders compare. I have some experience with crawler...
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    Biggest projects you've completed with your 'bota?

    Just thought it would be fun to see some of the larger projects that people have completed with their Kubotas. I've seen numerous pics on here of some pretty ambitions projects but it'd be neat to see them all in one place. Below are a few that I've done recently with my B3200. ATV trail...
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    Looking for a commercial grade equipment trailer, suggestions?

    As the title implies, I'm in the market for a new equipment trailer for my business. My old 1970's vintage 8K trailer is completely worn out and isn't safe anymore. The 8k rating on it is also very generous and it doesn't have the capacity I need as I start to get larger equipment. I'm looking...
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    B-series pallet forks

    I'm looking into getting the Kubota pallet forks for my B3200 but had a few questions for those who own a set. First off, how is the visibility of the forks? I'll be using it a lot for moving lumber, building supplies and pallets so visibility is critical. With the solid fork carriage it looks...
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    Row crop/garden cultivators, what is everyone using?

    I'm in the market for a single row cultivator to cultivate about half an acre of field corn. I planted it on 36" rows which will be just right for my B3200 to straddle so I just need to pick up a single row cultivator now. I've looked at a few different units and they are all pretty similar...
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    Spring Farm Work (Pics)

    Got a chance to catch up on some farm work today, it's been really rainy here lately so some of this should have been done a month ago. This year we are planting a small plot of field corn to feed our livestock, poultry, etc next year as the cost of feed is going way up. So after the area was...
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    Pics of jobs you've done with B-series Kubota Backhoes

    I'm thinking about geting either a BH76 or BH77 for my B3200 and would like to see some of the variety of task people have done with them. I fairly well know the capabilites as I have spent many hours on a B21 (almost identical specs to the BH77) and B26, but still like to see the type of jobs...
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    Trouble with Kubota MMM kicking up excessive dust/debris?

    Maybe it's just the nature of the unit but the RCK60-24B mower deck on the B7610 seems to kick up an awful lot of dust and debris when mowing. Not only does it make mowing unpleasant, but it also fills the air filter and radiator screen with dust/debris much quicker than it should. Has anyone...
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    Road Building with a Compact Utility Tractor

    I often see a lot of questions on this forum about building small roads, trails, etc with a CUT so I thought I'd share my methods and pics. This first road is a connector from our main trail to another trail that goes around the top of the mountain. The original trail was steep and off-camber...
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    What transmission/transaxle is in a 265?

    I just got a nice low hour 265 garden tractor and was looking for some info on the hydro transmission/transaxle. It's stamped tuff-torq (by Kawasaki) on the rear axle, but according to the service manual it should have been a Sundstrand hydro unit. I didn't think on tractors this small they used...
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    How are GOOD trailers wired?

    I'm working on building a heavy duty 5x10 utility trailer and I'm getting close to wiring it. I don't want to go cheap here since it seems like every other trailer I own the wiring is crap, lights work intermittently, and every time they have to be inspected I have to fix numerous connections...
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    Logistics of firewood hauling and splitting?

    I've been burning wood for years and still have yet to come up with the best way to get it from the tree into my wood pile. Over the years I've tried innumerable different configurations for hauling and splitting, but still haven't decided whats the best, most efficient way. I burn about 5 cords...
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    Reclaiming/rebuilding old logging trail

    I've been out the past couple evenings working on a new project so I thought I'd post some pics of my progress. We have about 150ac of woods on this farm and most of it was logged about 40-50yrs ago, so there are quite a few abandoned logging roads. I've been working on clearing them out over...
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    Switched from R4's to R1's on my B3200, review and pics

    I finally switched over to R1 ag tires on my B3200 and based on the hour or so I have put on them this afternoon, it was money very well spent. The traction is incredible compared to the R4s, it feels like it increased traction by nearly double. I picked them up Friday, the dealer had the two...
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    B3200 rear remotes, is power beyond a must?

    I'm back to thinking about adding a couple SCVs to my B3200. I would like to use a standard, compact, 2 spool valve, open center. I would just install it 'in-line' in the pressure line that goes from the loader valve to the 3pt hitch. i.e. loader valve power beyond port > in port on valve, out...
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    Front blade for dirt work?

    I posted in the Kubota section, but I realized I would get more responses here. I'm looking to get a 60" front blade for my B3200 and was looking for some input from those who use a front blade for dirt work. I build barns, sheds, riding arenas, etc and have been using a 6' rear blade for the...
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    Kubota front blades for dirt work?

    I'm interested in possibly getting a 60" Kubota front blade for my B3200 to do some light dirt work and leveling with. I build barns, sheds, riding arenas, etc and using a rear blade for leveling the site and spreading gravel gets old pretty quick (8hrs a day looking over your shoulder isn't...
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    Post driver (pounder) for small compact tractors?

    I'm looking for a post driver that will fit my B3200 Kubota. I've been using my fathers Munro digger-driver for the past couple years, but have to use it on his 65hp tractor, which is too big for me to haul. It's a very nice unit, it drills a pilot hole perfectly straight, even in light to...
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    Value of B7500 with questionable maintenance history?

    I'm looking at a used B7500 at the local dealer. It has a MMM, turf tires, 1065hrs, 2001 year model. It was a one owner tractor owned by an older gentleman who just traded it for a new BX. The salesman said they had sold him the tractor originally, and he did his own maintenance, so they didn't...
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    14.5" rims to fit regular trailer axles?

    I'm getting ready to put a new set of axles under my old 18' 4-ton lowboy trailer and would like to stick with the 8-14.5" mobile home type tires. I like that they are short, but have a huge load rating. The new DOT approved ones are load range F and carry over 2800lbs per tire, making it ideal...
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    Proper size box blade for B3200 (heavy commercial use)

    I'm about ready to get a box blade to use with both my B3200 and Ford NAA and was wondering what the general consensus is on BB size for the larger B series tractors? It seems like 5' and 500lbs is about what most people like, but I will be using it commercially for cut and fill excavating...
 
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