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    Water in fuel causes $10,000 damage to my Kubota Grand L6060

    Like the title says, water in fuel caused me a $10,000 repair bill to my 2017 Grand L6060 with about 1200 hours on it. The water caused rust in the fuel rail which caused damage to the injectors. I have had fuel problems with this tractor since its new. I have a 100 gal. nurse tank that I use...
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    Ordered a 2022 Ram 2500

    On December 3, 2021 I ordered a Ram 2500 Laramie. The sales manager said it should take about 3 to 4 months to arrive. Usually it's 3 months, but the factory shuts down for 3 weeks for Christmas. Today he told me that it has been assigned a VIN. And he says Chrysler will email me with...
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    Kawasaki Mule 4010 won't start

    I have a 2016 Mule that won't start. It was just fine yesterday when I parked it in the shop. It turns over just fine, but won't start. I pulled one of the plug wires off and got a good spark when cranking. I pulled a fuel line off where it connects to the injectors and it pumped lots of...
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    Three point hitch draft control M4700

    I recently purchased a 1997 Kubota M4700 The 3 point hitch has 2 levers. One for position and one for draft control. It seems that the position control does nothing. The only way for me to move the 3ph is with the draft control. Is this normal? I'm not familiar with using draft control, but...
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    L5740 battery/starting issue

    My L5740 would not start because the battery was dead because a switch to an attachment was left on...or so I thought. When I went to hook up my jumper cables so I could unload it off my trailer, the positive cable was loose. However, even after hooking up the jumper cables, I could not get ANY...
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    How can I be sure the check will be good?

    I'm probably going to sell a piece of equipment for around $10,000. If the buyer wants to pay with a check, how can I be sure the check is good? Of course I would prefer cash, but I know that when I buy something, I prefer to pay with a check. Can I go with the buyer to my bank and find out...
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    Freight and shipping cost rising drastically?

    I'm hearing stories of shipping cost doubling and tripling in the past few weeks. My irrigation supply store said they will not quote a freight cost until the truck is loaded. Does anyone know how true this is, or what's causing this? I'm talking about shipping inside the USA. This was...
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    Identity theft. What a nightmare

    Saturday while quail hunting with family, I got a text saying someone wanted to 'port' my cell number to another carrier. About 30 minutes later, when I got back to the truck, I called the number in the text message and was told that the 'port' had already been done, and then my phone went...
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    Corrugated metal pipe to plastic 24"

    I have about 100' of 24" corrugated metal pipe that runs across the front of my lawn and under my driveway. The discharge end of it is rotting away and soil around it is eroding. The ditch was cleaned out a few years ago, and the drop off is now about 18". This pipe was installed about 30...
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    Is anyone a member of Safari Club International?

    Eight years ago, I took a really nice Axis deer in Texas. I had it officially scored and entered into the Safari Club International record book. At that time, it ranked #26 in the Axis free range with rifle category. It scored 150 1/4. Since then, I have not renewed my membership, and the...
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    Looking at a Bobcat T550 skid steer

    I'm looking at getting a skid steer for my business. I've been borrowing or renting one for a couple of years and feel it's time to get my own now. I'm looking at 2 machines from a rental place. Both are 2015 Bobcat T550's This seems to be the size I need. My question is; Which machine...
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    Do you enjoy your job?

    In another thread, some were discussing how much they enjoy their occupation. 1. Do you enjoy your job? Or if you are retired, did you enjoy your work? 2. What type of work do you do? I enjoy what I do most of the time. I own a small business. We build and maintain athletic fields. And...
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    Help me diagnose Bobcat 322 track motor

    I have a Bobcat 322 mini ex. The left track will work fine when starting to work, but after working about 15 minutes, it gets very weak and I can't turn the machine. I've done the 'case drain' test and that checked out fine. A remanufactured track motor is about $2000 and I don't want to...
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    Clearing error code P0093 on a Grand L 6060

    Today I had an error code P0093 on my Grand L 6060. The service guy at my dealer helped me clear the code, because the process is not found in the operators manual. Here is a video of how to clear the code on a Grand L. The process will be different on other models. Hope this helps someone...
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    How is the virus affecting you?

    How is the virus affecting you? Here in my world, my business is suffering, but we should survive. Most of my customers are high school athletics, and they have no money to do projects, because they can not have any fund raising activities. None of my family, or anyone I know has the virus...
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    TC30 fuel gauge, fuses, and temp gauge

    Yesterday I picked up a TC30 for what I consider a fair price. Nothing in the instrument panel works except the tachometer, which is mechanical and not electrical. There must have been a small fire and most of the wires were burned. The tractor starts and runs fine, it's just that none of the...
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    Hydraulic oil level after oil and filter change?

    Today, both my tractors were due for a hydraulic oil change. I have a Kubota L5740 and a Kubota L6060. Both are HST and use the same filters and quantity of oil. The owner's manual says the capacity of hydraulic oil is 11.9 gallons on both. We drained the oil from the 3 drain plugs, replaced...
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    Disc Harrow Can you identify this logo?

    I picked up this plow from Craigslist yesterday. There is no ID plate anywhere on it, but I did find the faded logo shown in one pic below. It has one bad bearing which I'm sure I can find easily at one of the bearing specialty shops around here. But I would like to know the brand name of the...
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    What's your favorite bourbon?

    I have a long running bet with an old friend. We bet for a bottle of bourbon every time my high school team plays for the state championship. The winner gets a bottle of bourbon of his choice. Last year, I had to get him a bottle of Maker's Mark. It was about $50. In past years, when I won...
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    Too much freon???

    I have a 2011 Kubota L5740 that I have owned for several years. I bought it with about 250 hours and it now has about 1300 hours. My air conditioner belt recently started to squeal when the compressor kicked on. Belts were tight and fairly new. Googled it and thought it may be the compressor...
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    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

    My 2016 Ram 3500 Cab/Chassis did not come with a tire pressure monitoring system. I have 2 - 14k trailers that I use often. I'm considering buying a TPMS with 14 sensors, 6 for the truck and 4 for each trailer. Are these aftermarket systems worth the money? Are they reliable? Looks like the...
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    CHECK YOUR LUG NUTS!!!

    I'm sure this has been discussed here many times, but today, I learned the hard way. My L6060 has just over 100 hours on it now. I ran it for about 3 hours this morning, then put my daughter on it for about another 3 hours. When she finished the job, she loaded it on the trailer. I took it...
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    Top link extension on the tractor.

    On both my L5740 and my L6060, I have had problems with my top link being too short. I have a hydraulic top link, and it is the same length as the top link that came with the tractor when fully extended. Today, I took the brackets off of the tractor where the top link connects to the tractor...
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    Is it rust or fungus in my fuel?

    I have a 100 gal. diesel transfer tank on my truck that I use to fuel up my tractors. This is my second tank. The first one got full of what I thought was rust, and started clogging filters on my tractors. So, I got rid of it and bought a new tank from TSC. Now, I'm having the same issue...
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    Oil & Fuel L6060 trash in fuel tank

    My L6060 has 82 hours on it now. My son in law was using it and said it ran out of fuel. It was low, but not empty. We added fuel and it ran fine for about 20 minutes then seemed to be starving for fuel again. I changed the fuel filter. I've had this sort of thing happen before when I got...
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    Laser grading and new time lapse camera

    Here is a video from today. I am laser grading about 3 acres of a 10 acre job. This 3 acres is a big job for my little rig. I have subcontracted a friend to do the bigger part. He has a 12' blade and also has a bulldozer. The other thing I wanted to show here is my new camera. It's a...
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    New TopHat 20" trailer

    Picked up my new custom ordered TopHat trailer today. Gonna use it Monday. I like it so far. I like to custom order my trailers so that I can get it set up like I want and need it. I don't mind waiting 5 or 6 weeks to get something that I will be happy with for many years.
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    PTO Link

    Has anyone tried this PTO Link? Easy Power Take Off Adapter - Tractor PTO Link Looks like it would work and be fairly easy to use. My question would be "Would it make the pto shaft too long and cause it to get in a bind?" I would think that many times, you would have to cut the shaft so that...
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    L6060 tool box options

    I recently purchased a L6060 with a cab and it does not come with any kind of tool box, nor does Kubota offer any tool box option. I'm wondering what other L6060 have done, if anything, for a tool box. I also own a L5740 that has a small box behind the seat and although it doesn't hold much...
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    Need shoe or footwear, or boots recommendations

    I can not wear leather boots because I am alergic to leather. Lately I have been wearing Merrell MOAB II mid height hiking shoes Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Earth - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways , but I find they don't last very long and cost $130 a pair. Anyone have a good...
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    Towing a 5th wheel camper with a 9' flatbed?

    I am in the process of buying a used 5th wheel camper. My truck is a Ram 3500 with a 9' flatbed with a gooseneck hitch. I plan to buy a 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter to mount on the camper. My concern is whether or not I will have enough clearance between the rear of my flatbed and the...
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    Oil & Fuel L5740 fuel filter assembly broke

    Several days ago while laser grading a softball infield, I stepped out of my L5740 to make an adjustment and noticed lots of diesel pouring out of the fuel filter. There is a small elbow on the filter assembly where the fuel leave the filter going to the pump. That small elbow had just come...
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    Flooding in Louisiana

    I'm surprised no one has started a thread here about the Louisiana flooding. I'm pretty much in the middle of it. We had about 23" in about 30 hours on Friday and Saturday. I am VERY fortunate that none of my home or shop or equipment had any water damage. But, many others are not so...
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    Deer feeder batteries???

    Does anyone know if a deer feeder battery that will last all season? I'm talking about 6 volt batteries. We have about 10 feeders on the lease and have not had much luck with batteries. We tried the rechargeable type, and they will last about half the season, then need to be brought back in...
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    3 point hitch 'hops'

    I have a 2006 New Holland TC45A with about 1600 hours on it. Recently, the 3 point hitch has started to 'hop'. When it is lifted, it will drop an inch or 2 then lift itself back up. This happens quickly and continues as long as the tractor is running. I changed the oil and filter, but the...
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    Heat index contest

    After lots of rain this spring and early summer, we have been about 3 weeks without rain, and grass is dying. Down here in the deep south, we have very high humidity which results in high dewpoints and very uncomfortable weather. What kind of 'heat index' do you have in your area? Below is a...
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    How to clean rust out of a diesel transfer tank?

    Last year I bought a used 100 gal. fuel transfer tank from my nephew. I got if for $275 including a good pump. It sat up most of the winter with about 75 gal. of diesel in it. Recently, I loaded it on my trailer and began using it. I pumped at least 300 gallons through it in the past 6...
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    Average MPH based on engine hours???

    I am considering purchasing a used truck and someone suggested I check the average miles per hour by checking the engine hours and dividing the actual miles on the truck. I looked at my current truck and it works out to 35.33 mph. (71,225 miles / 2016 engine hours) I'm curious to see what...
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    3/4 ton vs. 1 ton

    I have been considering going from a 3/4 ton truck to a 1 ton truck. My current daily driver/work truck is a 2012 Dodge 2500 4 door 4x4 with the 6.7L with 71,000 miles. I found a 2012 Dodge 3500 4 door 4x4 with the 6.7L with 37,000 miles with a flatbed. The dealer has offered me the truck...
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    Laser grading a football field

    A big part of my business is renovating athletic fields. This is a short video of laser grading a field with my Kubota L5740. It's pretty dusty out there, and I'm very glad to have a cab.
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    Ford 550 industrial backhoe hydraulic issue

    Last week a friend and I bought a 1979 Ford 550 industrial backhoe. It is to be used 3 or 4 times a year at the deer ranch in Texas. The backhoe 'bucket curl' and 'boom up' aren't working properly. The previous owner said he loaned it to someone about a year ago, and he believes they replaced...
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    Front wheel bearings failed L5740

    Yesterday, I was loading sod with my front end loader and I could hear and feel a chatter. Suddenly, it got a lot worse and the left front wheel locked up. It would not roll at all. When I looked at it, oil was pouring out. Turns out the bearing failed. It must have been bad for a while...
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    Fuel gauge not working

    I have a 2011 Kubota L5740C and the fuel gauge recently quit working properly. It never shows full anymore, and it stays somewhere in the middle most of the time. Today, it stayed at 2 bars most of the day, but when the actual level got low, the 'fuel' message showed on the screen and the...
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    Oil prices are falling, and layoffs have started

    I had started a thread a while back with the same title as this one, and I can't find it now. When I do a google search, I find links to it, but when I click on the link, I get a page that says I do not have permission to view this page. What happened to that thread? Was it deleted by...
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    Search options?

    Is there a way for me to search for two (or more) words and get only results that have those 2 words? For example, today, I wanted to search for threads on 'sod rollers'. I entered 'sod rollers' into the search box, but I get every post with 'sod' and every post with 'rollers' in it, which...
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    Sod roller attachment

    I'm looking for a sod roller attachment similar to this one. I'll need to have it within about 10 days to roll out 30,000 sq ft of sod. I had borrowed one from one of the sod farms, and it was made to attach to a front end loader or a 3 point hitch. I've found one on Ebay, but was wondering...
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    Diesel prices in your area?

    I paid $2.99 today at a small truckstop/casino north of Lake Charles, LA.
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    Looking for ammunition

    I'm looking for a specific bullet for my 25-06. I like to use the Winchester Ballistic Silvertip in the 115 grain. (Winchester number is SBST2506). I've searched about 30 online sellers, and all of my local dealers and no one has had any for about a year. I have emailed Winchester to see if...
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    Isuzu NPR HD instrument panel help.

    Yesterday, I purchased a 2008 Isuzu NPR HD diesel. There is no owner's manual with the truck and I haven't been able to find anything online. There are some buttons on the instrument panel that I don't know what they are for. There are 5 buttons on the left side of the steering wheel and I...
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    Deet stain removal?

    Down here in South Louisiana, we have lots of mosquitoes so we use lots of 'deet' repellent. Deet seems to leave permanent stains on glass and plastic such as a watch face, or eyeglasses. Someone must have sprayed some on the inside of my truck windshield and now I can't get it off. Does...
 
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