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  1. J

    I don't understand something.

    I typically put 30-40 hours per year on my Kubota L4060. I bought it with 170 hours on it and got a very good deal. I have an 800' long driveway that I maintain with it. Also, we have 11 heavily wooded acres and regularly have downfallen trees.....sometimes pretty big ones, and sometimes...
  2. J

    New Southern land leveler - who makes them and where are they made? - Opinions please. Same for Catawba Attachments

    Thanks for the tip on Dirt Dog. I just went to their website and downloaded the brochures, and their stuff looks like exactly the type of equipment I'm looking for.....a bit heavier duty than the typical stuff but not over-the-top heavy duty that a homeowner wouldn't need
  3. J

    New Southern land leveler - who makes them and where are they made? - Opinions please. Same for Catawba Attachments

    I don't think so. I came across that website too. See the attached photos.
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    New Southern land leveler - who makes them and where are they made? - Opinions please. Same for Catawba Attachments

    I need to buy a 6' land leveler to maintain my 800' driveway. I'm currently using an old, partially functioning, pretty beat-up Gannon rollover box blade. I can't spend what it costs or wait out the lead time for an EA land plane, and I want something heavier duty than a J-Bar-type land...
  5. J

    Land Plane/Leveler

    Sorry, just saw your reply to my question. Thanks.
  6. J

    Land Plane/Leveler

    I looked at their website and saw that they don't use scarifiers but instead, the blades are toothed. I haven't seen that before. Does anybody out there have any feedback on that design?
  7. J

    Saved by a steering wheel

    Glad you are OK. Could you please explain in a little more detail how this happened? The way I woiuld interpret your photos is that the tree had fallen. The trunk seems higher on the left side, where I presume the root ball is located. I'm thinking that you moved in to grab the trunk with...
  8. J

    Homemade Chainsaw Carrier - Yet another idea

    Yeah, I'm still cogitating about a way to carry the cant hook and gas can because of my welding limitations (don't know how + can't with my implanted defibrillator)
  9. J

    Homemade Chainsaw Carrier - Yet another idea

    Thanks for that input. I guess I need to revert back to the head resting on the top rim of the scabbard. Right now, it's intentionally not because I was afraid of bending the spikes.
  10. J

    Homemade Chainsaw Carrier - Yet another idea

    No, that's a good question. Originally, I had the bar slot completely open at the bottom and the weight was resting on the top and bottom spikes, which are longer than the two middle spikes. I did not like all the weight of the power head on those 2 spikes, so I screwed a block in place at the...
  11. J

    Homemade Chainsaw Carrier - Yet another idea

    Now, you're up yonder in the great, white North, so I'll bet you can just throw a shovel or two of that cold smoke you've got up there into a heap and pack it into a platform next to your Kioti and gain an inch or six in height and you'll be able to lift that MS 362 up high enough just fine!
  12. J

    Homemade Chainsaw Carrier - Yet another idea

    Well, I've been wanting to rig up a contraption for carrying my chainsaw on my Kubota L4060 so I wouldn't have to put it in the bucket when I'm in the woods cutting up downfallen trees. I know there are kits on the market like SawHaul, but I didn't want to spend $180 on the thing and I'm not...
  13. J

    Bad news big repair

    I'm no mechanic, but FYI, I had a little John Deere 670 and the ignition switch rotated both directions. I'd rotate the key to the left for 10 seconds or so to warm the glow plugs then rotate to the right to activate the starter motor. That system worked great. Seems that the suggestions...
  14. J

    Surprised by need for rear ballast with L 4060 in this situation

    Thank you. I wish Kubota would get into some detail. That statement is boilerplate to cover their asses from being sued and is pretty much as worthless as tits on a bull. How much ballast? My 3PH has a capacity of over 2000 lbs. Would 2000 lbs. maximize my safety? Would it put too much stress on...
  15. J

    Surprised by need for rear ballast with L 4060 in this situation

    Gotcha[emoji106]. What you’re saying makes a lot of sense and I certainly see the distinction. Thanks.
  16. J

    Surprised by need for rear ballast with L 4060 in this situation

    When I started this thread, I had no idea it would get such a great response. I'm learning a lot by reading the posts. I do have a number of points I want to make. Some of those responding seem to be pretty disdainful of us new tractor owners and the fact that we do not magically know...
  17. J

    Surprised by need for rear ballast with L 4060 in this situation

    Thanks everyone. Message understood!
  18. J

    Surprised by need for rear ballast with L 4060 in this situation

    I recently bought an L4060. I have a 4000 lbs SS QA fork attachment that I used with the L48 TLB that I sold before buying the L4060. I know it’s heavier than what one might normally buy for that size tractor, but I had it already. I have some units of hardwood lumber that I have moved around...
  19. J

    L 4060 slow FEL when box blade is on the 3PH

    Thank you, everyone. It is in indeed the relief valve setting on the 3PH, and think even I can adjust that and not screw anything up! I raised the lift arms to ever-higher positions and the FEL worked fine all the way to almost-the-top. And then, when I reached the top, the slow-loader...
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    L 4060 slow FEL when box blade is on the 3PH

    Thank you. A couple of people have said it’s an adjustment on the 3PH (see one other person’s reply in this thread to my questions ) and I found the page in the WSM that addresses those adjustments. I’m going to give it a shot tomorrow. With regard to some of your questions, all fluids and all...
  21. J

    L 4060 slow FEL when box blade is on the 3PH

    Thank you. A guy on OTT suggested the same thing and I do have the WSM and I found the page with that adjustment, so I'm going to see if I can figure out how to do the adjustment without screwing it up (I'm a pretty sorry mechanic). I'm most concerned about whether I can damage something if I...
  22. J

    L 4060 slow FEL when box blade is on the 3PH

    I also posted this on OTT.........I bought a used L4060 with 170 hours on it a few weeks ago. I have used it for a few hours, only using the FEL. The tires are loaded with beet juice and I have not needed any ballast hanging on the 3PH yet. I bought an old 6' Gannon rollover box blade for my...
  23. J

    Some basic box blade questions

    Thank you. The handle is to release the whole guts of the unit so it rolls over to engage the different parts of the attachment. The scarifiers are used separately from the box blade itself. I'll get instructed tomorrow, but I believe you raise the attachment.....pull the lever to release the...
  24. J

    Some basic box blade questions

    Thank you!
  25. J

    Some basic box blade questions

    Well, I want to thank everyone for all the comments. I'm learning a lot reading them. In the last week, I've been searching for a box blade, because I do have other needs for it besides the potential use on the driveway. So, today I've had a very good (I think) development; I found a 72"...
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    Some basic box blade questions

    Thanks for that info. With a rear scrape blade, as a rule, should the blade be the same width as the tractor, particularly if the blade has offset capabilities?
  27. J

    Some basic box blade questions

    TerryR, you actually have described exactly what my driveway is like. It is indeed sloped where I'm dealing with the bank, but it is not as steep as yours. But in heavy rain, the water runs down the length of the driveway. On the side of the driveway opposite the bank, the ground slopes off to...
  28. J

    Some basic box blade questions

    I had a Kubota L48 TLB that I recently sold and replaced with a Kubota L4060 tractor with FEL Now that my heavy work around my property is complete, I'll be using the L4060 mainly to carry dirt, stone, and mulch, maintain my 1000' driveway and do some minor grading around my property that once...
  29. J

    7' Gannon roll over box blade & Kubota L4060

    I see that your tractor and mine are similar in weight, but you have 12 more hp. Doesn't that make a pretty significant difference in being able to pull that attachment?
  30. J

    7' Gannon roll over box blade & Kubota L4060

    Thank you, everyone. After reading your comments, I did some other research and it sounds like this 7' ROBB is just too large for my tractor, so I'll abandon that idea and go back to the idea of a 6' regular box blade with a hydraulic top link.
  31. J

    7' Gannon roll over box blade & Kubota L4060

    Thanks Steve. The tractor is an L4060 not 4960. You will find it on Tractordata.com. If you could take a quick eyeball of that and give me your opinion, I'd greatly appreciate it.
  32. J

    7' Gannon roll over box blade & Kubota L4060

    Thanks very much
  33. J

    7' Gannon roll over box blade & Kubota L4060

    I just bought a Kubota L4960 and have found a local Gannon box blade that's 7' long. Can a Kubota L4060 (40 hp) handle that size?
  34. J

    Fluid in hydraulic cylinder is milky but in rest of tractor, fluid is clear.

    The black bucket has the fluid that drained out of the cylinder 2 days ago. I tried not to stir it up when I rotated the bucket to show the white residue on the bottom of the bucket. The second photo is fluid I just now drained out of the drain plug, and it's cloudy too. I'm going to change...
  35. J

    Fluid in hydraulic cylinder is milky but in rest of tractor, fluid is clear.

    I have a Kubota L48 TLB. The dipper stick cylinder on the backhoe began to leak pretty badly about a month ago and today I removed it to take it to the dealer for a rebuild. I disconnected the 2 hydraulic hoses from the cylinder, knocked out the 2 pins attaching the cylinder to the backhoe...
  36. J

    Kubota L48 hydraulic quick connects for backhoe - can they be used to power 3PH hydra

    Aaron and Scotty, I took some pictures today of the L48 showing the rear of the tractor with the QA fittings. Also shows the right side of the cockpit to give you an idea about space and possible location of the valve. Then, I took pics of the FEL controls and the hoses coming out of that...
  37. J

    Kubota L48 hydraulic quick connects for backhoe - can they be used to power 3PH hydra

    I'm going out now to start looking at it. Now......don't know if this has bearing on the idea of using the front loader valve but I do have a 3rd function hydraulic setup on the loader for a grapple or 4 in 1 bucket. I'm guessing that might be the only front remote and is now not available to...
  38. J

    Kubota L48 hydraulic quick connects for backhoe - can they be used to power 3PH hydra

    I’m going to try to put together an after-market 3PH linkage for my Kubota L48 TLB (it didn’t come with one) and the factory linkage is over $2000. I’d like to include a hydraulic top link and I’m wondering if I can use the quick-connect ports that normally supply the backhoe to feed the...
  39. J

    Grading How do you dig a driveway drainage ditch next to an earthen bank?

    I have an 800' long gravel driveway that hadn't been cleaned up in 6-7 years. I just bought a used little John Deere 670 that I intend to use solely for maintaining the driveway. I also have Kubota L48 TLB. The JD 670 is 18.5 hp and it came with a 4' grading blade on which I can change the...
  40. J

    Land Planer Grader & John Deere 670 4WD

    I've been looking for a not-too-expensive used tractor to maintain my 800' gravel driveway. The driveway is pretty much level all the way with a couple of spots with gentle grades. I've found a low-hours JD 670 4WD that I'm going to look at tomorrow. A lot of the comments in forums I'm...
  41. J

    Advice on buying cheap tractor to grade driveway

    Hope I can get some advice on a used tractor to buy. I have a house with an 800' long gravel driveway that I want to maintain with a box blade and/or land plane. I have a Kubota L48 tlb, that I bought used, but it did not come with the 3 point hitch hardware. I have looked all over for used...
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    3-Point Hitch Kubota L48 TLB - cheaper alternatives to factory 3-point hitch

    I have a 2004 Kubota L48 backhoe that I bought used. The backhoe is removable. The machine did not come with the 3-point hitch components. I'm a total rookie tractor mechanic. I want to start using some rear 3-point hitch implements and am trying to figure out a cheaper way to put together a...
  43. J

    Engine Stop Solenoid not working - L48

    Hi. I'm a total rookie with diesel maintenance and problem diagnosis. I have a Kubota L48 backhoe I bought used a few years ago with around 1000 hours on it, and I put maybe 50 hours on it per year. For the past 6 months, it has been having a sporadic problem with the motor suddenly dying when...
  44. J

    TLB hydraulics for top-n-tilt

    I recently bought a used Kubota L48 TLB and have been learning how to use it. I have an 800 ft gravel driveway and want to do some re-grading. A top-n-tilt system was suggested to be by a friend. My question is, since I have to remove the backhoe to use the 3 point hitch, can I rig up the...
 
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