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  1. Utopia Texas

    8 Foot Caroni Finishing Mower Dissapointment......

    I have had my eight foot Caroni Finishing mower for 3 years now and treat it exceptionally well. The 7 acres I use it on are smooth and manicured like a golf course. (Picture Below) Have about 125 hours on the unit so far, rinsed off after every use, stored inside and bearings greased every 3...
  2. Utopia Texas

    New L6060 Speedometer Reads In Km per hour....

    I have looked in the manual and understand everything on the tractor but cannot seem to find any directions to change the speedometer to miles per hour. Please advise! Thanks.... :)
  3. Utopia Texas

    Anyone Own A L6060?

    Going to purchase a big brother for my B2650. Any chronic problems or dislikes with your L6060? Thanks...
  4. Utopia Texas

    Question For Pallet Fork/Grapple Manufactures.....

    I have the wicked root grapple for my B2650 but prefer my pallet fork grapple for picking up limbs and piles of limbs since the forks slide along the ground and you can "roll" small piles of limbs as you move forward into a ball, then grapple shut to move to my burn pile. For me picking up...
  5. Utopia Texas

    New Kubota B2650 Seat Rocks Forward And Back On Even The Smallest Bumps...

    Brand new B2650. No matter how far forward or back I adjust the seat it rocks back and forth even on slight bumps in the field and I can hear and feel the thump repeatedly even over the engine noise and wearing ear muffs. Is this poor engineering or is there something I can do? All the seat...
  6. Utopia Texas

    B2650 Do Hydraulic Pumps Quiet Down After Broken In?

    Have had my B2650 with cab for two days and compared to the 21year old Ford 1215 I traded in this unit is really loud! Both have the HST transmission. Borrowed a decibel meter from a neighbor and at 2400 rpm standing still the engine puts out 67db but when the HST is engaged and riding in the...
  7. Utopia Texas

    Brand New B2650 Missing Bolts.....

    Picked up my brand new B2650 this afternoon and drove it around the property for fun to try out all the levers and knobs. Fortunately the radio head set I use in my NH T4.75 plugs into the radio in the Kubota just fine. Later on was working on cutting the PTO shaft on a new shredder to fit the...
  8. Utopia Texas

    Why Does Kubota Orange Paint Fade So Fast?

    Is it just me? Why do Kubota products orange paint appear to fade so fast? I keep all my equipment in a barn and have no problems but two of my neighbors have Orange tractors that have turned a orangey pink color. I was at the local dealership yesterday looking at a 0 hours 2016 B2650 with cab...
  9. Utopia Texas

    Maintenence Question On A 21 Year Old Ford 1215. Take It In Or Not?

    I have a Ford 1215 I bought new 21 years back and now have 450 hours on the meter. I use a NH T4.75 for large work on the place. The sub compact Ford is I believe around 14 HP and is hydrostatic with 4 wheel drive and front end loader. I have changed all fluids and filters every 200 hours and...
  10. Utopia Texas

    Did You Know Your T4.75 Does This .

    I pride myself on always reading instruction manuals and learning as much as possible about machinery. I've had my T4.75 for about 10 months now and thought I knew all the ins and outs of the machine. Yesterday I hit the heavy metal cage that covers the PTO shaft with a shaft I was installing...
  11. Utopia Texas

    Lifting The Lift......

    Aren't hydraulics wonderful ???
  12. Utopia Texas

    Metal Screws For Holding Wood Planks To Frame.....

    I have a 2X6 plank on my new trailer that has warped and popped two screws in half that I need to replace and need some advice. These screws are tapered at the end but are not self drilling and have the wide flat heads that are driven with a star shaped bit. When I drill the new holes through...
  13. Utopia Texas

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    Suggestions To Lighten Rear Ramp.....

    I have had a '18 and '20 foot trailer for years and have recently purchased a small 8 x 10 unit for collecting brush/small limbs on the place and to also trailer my riding lawn mower to our weekend place. It has a 4x8 mesh ramp on the rear that folds in the middle when stowed in the up position...
  15. Utopia Texas

    Pouring A Thick Concrete Pad.....

    I am putting the figures together to install a 27KW generator for our house. We live on water and though the creek has never fLowed over the bank I would like to have the top of the slab\pad 1 foot above ground level. Can I fill the center of the form with crushed cinder blocks to fill in before...
  16. Utopia Texas

    Maintaining Two Batteries With One Maintainer....

    If two 12v automotive batteries are connected together with a battery switch will a maintainer on one take care of both batteries at the same time? Will a small 2 amp maintainer unit keep up two batteries if they are in good shape or should a larger amperage unit be used? thanks...
  17. Utopia Texas

    Do You Block The Trailer Rear End Before Loading?

    I appear to be the only person in my group of friends that places a large wood block under the rear of my 20 foot trailer before I drive the tractor onto the deck. Will the weight and leverage of 8,000 pounds do any damage to the trailer hitch ball or suspension on a pick up truck? None of these...
  18. Utopia Texas

    Lifting 1,000 Gallon Propane Tank.....

    Had my local propane vendor come and pump out a 50 year old 1,000 gallon tank today that is no longer legal to fill. Lucky it was the type tank with a pipe to the liquid in the bottom as there was 700 gallons still left and I get credit for the propane. Lifted the tank into their trailer with no...
  19. Utopia Texas

    Do You Cover Your Vertical Exhaust Stack Tip While Trailering?

    I've owned and driven dozens of tractors in my 61 years and tonight read something in the manual of my NH T4.75 that I had never seen before. The manual says to cover the end of the vertical exhaust stack when trailering the tractor so air/wind does not travel down the exhaust system and spin...
  20. Utopia Texas

    Another Ford 101 Back In Service...

    Bought this Ford 101 last week. After using the acetylene torch to remove 4 really rusted yet worn bolts and then replacing them it was another day of scraping, grinding and sanding. Then hammered the Coulters back into round and the falling landslide into a comfy mushroom shape. Finally two...
  21. Utopia Texas

    Should Coulters On A Ford 101 Plow Have Grease Fittings?

    On the Ford 101 three bottom plow I just bought there are no grease fittings on the coulters. Were they there originally? Would drilling and tapping them for grease fittings be a good idea or is it necessary? The rolling landslide does have a grease fitting. Anyway to find the year made by the...
  22. Utopia Texas

    Let Me Impress You With the Caroni Finishing Mower.....

    I received my 8' Caroni Estate Finishing Mower last Fall so I really did not get a chance to use it until yesterday. The turf in the Pecan 0rchard is a mix of wild Winter Rye/Oats, Clover and the Coastal Bermuda that is just beginning to turn green and grow for Spring. Had the mower on the...
  23. Utopia Texas

    Setting Coulter Wheel Depth On Turning Plow

    When using a turning plow for the first time on pasture with pre-mowed Bermuda grass where should the bottom of the coulter wheels be set in relation to the bottom of the plow? Where is a good place to start? Thanks... PS- This is on a 3 bottom, 14" set up.
  24. Utopia Texas

    Sealed Bearing Maintenence?

    Bought a Armstrong HD2020 Disc today and really like how it works compared to my older 6' disk. The old one weighs 450 pounds and this New Armstrong weighs 1050 pounds and is much better built. I did not notice until I arrived home with the unit that it has sealed bearings. I've never had a...
  25. Utopia Texas

    Plowing With And Without The Rolling Landslide....

    I am looking to buy a Used JD 3 point, 3 Bottom plow which looks to be missing the rolling landslide. There is a bracket behind the 3 rd. plow so one was there originally. What physically happens when plowing without the rolling landslide? Thanks.....
  26. Utopia Texas

    Are Stabil And Sea Foam Compatible in Bulk Diesel Fuel?

    For many years I have added Stabil For Diesel Fuel in my bulk tank as it takes me over a year to use. Lately I bought 30 gallons of diesel in a separate container but could not find the Stabil For Diesel anywhere locally so I bought some Sea Foam instead. Can I put the 30 gallons of diesel with...
  27. Utopia Texas

    Need Help Using Three Point Log Splitter......

    I came across a hydraulic log splitter in my Dad's barn that he used to use on a Ford tractor where he could take the rear remote lever near the drivers seat and push it forward and then sideways into a notch which held the lever in the open position. Then the log splitter could be controlled at...
  28. Utopia Texas

    Which Causes More Pollution?

    Having a debate with a neighbor. Which causes the most air pollution getting rid of thousands of small tree limbs every year. Burning in a brush pile or running a diesel tractor driven chipper for many hours? I do know burning is a lot easier/faster but with my Tier 4B tractor which pollutes less?
  29. Utopia Texas

    Carrying Offset Flail Mower On Trailer.......

    How do you load/carry a tractor with offset flail mower on a trailer with side rails? Do you carry the flail mower on the trailer in the raised position for the whole ride or place a 4 x4 wood post across the side rails and let the flail mower rest on the 4x4? I've trailered tractors with...
  30. Utopia Texas

    Anyone Plow With A Double Middle Buster?

    My family did most of the work here on the farm in the last 45 years using small 20 HP to 40 HP tractors to do work that really required larger machines, but all was done well just taking a lot more time. I have a large field I need to plow soon and then level out with a disc and then tooth...
  31. Utopia Texas

    Tire Carrying Capacity Less Than Trailer Carrying Capacity....What To Do?

    In the past my smaller tractors with shredders have weighed less than the capacity of my trailer. I recently bought a new tractor and a new trailer and now have a weight problem. Tractor with shredder weighs 7560 pounds. Double axle trailer tag states maximum carry capacity of 8800 pounds. Tire...
  32. Utopia Texas

    Traded in the New Holland Boomer 3050 For a New Holland T4.75

    Today was the big day here on the Farm. I've had my NH Boomer 3050 with CVT (On The Left) for over a year now and it has run flawlessly, but now have much larger property in acreage to maintain so I decided on a NH T4.75 with FEL (On The Right). Said goodbye to the Boomer with a bit of sadness...
  33. Utopia Texas

    Anyone Own Or Drive A T4.75?

    I am looking for input from those who actually own or drive a T4.75 as to what they think of the unit. Most of the references I have read on the Internet are parroting others or just shooting their mouths off admitting they have never even been 10 feet from one of these tractors. Any actual...
  34. Utopia Texas

    Flow control For Tractor Mounted Log Splitter.

    On a previous Ford tractor I have owned there was a physical notch on the rear hydraulics handle where the lever could be set at a full flow position where one could use the open and close lever on a remote log splitter to actuate the cylinder. My Boomer 50 does not work this way and I have no...
  35. Utopia Texas

    How Do You Keep A Draw Bar From Spinning?

    I have one of the bars that attaches to the lower right and left hydraulic three point lifts on my tractor with a trailer hitch ball bolted on to move trailers around here on the property. As you know the weight of the ball makes the bar spin around where the ball points straight down. How does...
  36. Utopia Texas

    Are Caroni Belts Of A Really Poor Quality?

    I realize that Caroni probably does not manufacture it's own belts but wow, are the ones they supply on their flail mowers all this bad? My flail mower has close to 23 hours on the unit used in short grass and the belts are already starting to peal apart at the inner edges and one has separated...
  37. Utopia Texas

    Need Ratchet Chain Binder Source....

    I've looked at all the ratchet chain binders on Northern Tool, Harbor Freight, Amazon and Ebay and wonder how reliable these may be considering most are probably made in China. It do not mind paying more money for a guaranteed quality product that I can assume is safer. Any ideas where to look...
  38. Utopia Texas

    Does Caroni Flail Mower Come With A Manual/ Parts List?

    Received my Caroni Flail mower today with a 70 something page booklet describing how to use a PTO shaft. Did anyone else get a regular manual with their mower?
  39. Utopia Texas

    Tire Pressure With And Without A FEL Installed.

    Having a discussion with a neighbor about tire pressure with and without FEL installed. If a FEL is installed and you plan on weight in the FEL do you use the higher or lower tire pressure range recommended in your manual? Or do you pay any attention at all? :D
  40. Utopia Texas

    Advantage To Offsetting A Flail Mower?

    I have mowed with rotary mowers for over 50 years and have my first 6 foot flail mower on order. I noticed that many flail mowers can be manually set up to be off set to one side of the tractor. What is the advantage to doing this over having the mower ride centered behind the tractor? Thanks...
  41. Utopia Texas

    Disadvantage Of Aluminum Trailer?

    Comparing a flat bed aluminum trailer to a similar weight range in steel with wood deck are there any disadvantages to the aluminum trailer? I have the opportunity to buy a very good used aluminum unit and I am very tempted. No wood deck maintenance...?
  42. Utopia Texas

    Maxed Out The Hydraulics On This Project....

    The past 3.5 weeks have been really busy here on Bessie's Creek and I used my NH Boomer 3050 with CVT for a variety of projects. Tore down the old 45 year old barn and moved Nursery and Pecan processing machinery to the new barn. Carried a variety of materials and machinery. One of the pieces of...
  43. Utopia Texas

    Just About Went Through The Windshield....

    I guess the title of this thread should be "Don't work when you are tired and not paying attention". This last 10 days I have been tearing down a 5,000 foot wood and sheet metal barn and moving pecan harvesting equipment to a new barn some 500 feet away from the old location. I've been using my...
  44. Utopia Texas

    Washing A Tractor For Parade Duty....

    In don't usually wash machinery for looks but have to pull a trailer for a local parade and need to clean up the NH 3050. I have a pressure washer but it still leaves a film of dirt on the many tractor surfaces and I do not like to use it too close to the metal and plastic surfaces as it can...
  45. Utopia Texas

    List Some Design Flaws On Your Tractor.....Me First !

    A post above prompted me to write this post and ask what odd/stupid design flaws you might have found on your unit where it makes you think, "What were these guys thinking of?" I sometimes wonder if the engineers and designers of tractors have even driven one and realize how inconvenient they...
  46. Utopia Texas

    Gasoline vs Diesel Storage....

    I keep diesel for my tractors in 55 gallon barrels and consider it quite safe. Can gasoline be stored in these same steel barrels or is it unsafe? What are the safety rules for storing gasoline in the 50-100 gallon range? Thanks
  47. Utopia Texas

    Hydraulic Fluid Amount For Ford /New Holland 1215 HST

    I have a 1996 Ford/New Holland 1215 HST and need to change out the hydraulic fluid. Anyone have a starting fluid figure so I buy a proper amount? I guess I can call the dealer if no one knows. Thanks...
  48. Utopia Texas

    Flexable Fueling Hose?

    I fill our diesel tractors from 55 gallon drums and a very old 12v gear pump. The hose is now old and getting more rigid by the month which makes filling a bit of a chore. Is there a brand of hose for diesel use that is nice and flexible on the market anyone could recommend? Thanks...
  49. Utopia Texas

    Boomer 3050 What Do These 4 Filters Do?

    Yes, I realize that filters.....filter but wonder why the Boomer 3050 has 4 filters for the transmission/hydraulic system that has all the fluid in one sump area? (1) Hydraulic Filter (2) Transmission Pressure Filter (3) G-Rotor Pump Filter (4) Transmission Control Valve Filter In other words...
  50. Utopia Texas

    What Is The Difference Between the Boomer 3040 And theBoomer 3050?

    I've had my NH Boomer 3050 for 4 weeks now and love how it operates and works. Earlier today I was looking at the owners manual and started looking at the specs comparing the 3040 and the 3050 and besides a slight difference in HP the units are exactly the same. All physical sizes are exact and...
 
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