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  1. JOHNTHOMAS

    JOHNTHOMAS

    Ha Ha Ha. It could have been me but alas isn't. :) Sold the MX5400 to a buddy (The one that I sold the single bottom moldboard plow you traded to me and he's lost it to a borrower) and sold some implements and some left to sell. Yeah, still kicking and back to another BX. I've mowed 7 hours with...
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    B7800 shop manual & electrical diagrams

    :) :) Not a typing error. I've bought over 200 personal use cars and trucks since 1964 so there are guys like me that like to "Trade" hunting for that perfect machine or just like trading and guys like you that get what you like and keep it. :) Guess we both keep the manufacturing industry in...
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    B7800 shop manual & electrical diagrams

    WIW! You guys are going way back, that was my 2nd of 32 Kubotas and it was a parts manual, not a shop manual. It was also about 4 computers ago and I no longer know how to locate it Sorry.
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    Any owners of the new MX5400 or MX6000?

    Moved from large lot to a small lot in town. I just used it for large home lot landscaping and maintaining a old logging road on my 25 acre mountain behind my house.
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    Any owners of the new MX5400 or MX6000?

    John Thomas (Me) has a MX5400 HST he bought new a couple of years ago and now has 130 hours on it for sale for $31,500 ready for immediate pick up in Somerset, Ky.
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    JOHNTHOMAS

    ZG gone and Barlow done sold it. It ran out of gas on me again!!! BX1880 now on property with full tank of fuel which should get me thru most of the mowing season. Reduced price to $31500 for the MX5400 before taking it to the Farm Equipment Auction in June.
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    JOHNTHOMAS

    I posted on local Facebook marketplace and still no buyer. Couple interested talkers.
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    JOHNTHOMAS

    Haven't rec'd the BX yet. Have had to mow with the ZG 3 times and it is now sitting in my back yard dead, ran out of gas!!! Must not have been full when I got it or gas hog. Will get a gallon today to finish yard this 3rd mowing and get after my dealer about that delivery. I happen to have 5...
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    JOHNTHOMAS

    Had a gas one and it was cool but don't think it comes in diesel or with a 3ph hydraulics.
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    JOHNTHOMAS

    Well, I'm having to eat my words, again. My #31 gas ZG is a problem with my limited range now with my shoulders sooooo back to Barlows today to get one with a steering wheel and looks like it will be a BX1880 after talking with Steve Barlow and a quick drop in look Saturday. I did my first and...
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    JOHNTHOMAS

    Me to George. As Mark Twain once said "I believe the announcement of my death has been greatly exaggerated" and I do appreciate those who are glad I'm not dead. :)
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    JOHNTHOMAS

    Wondered if I'd get caught on that one. if any "old" readers of past posts would remember how many times I've said that. :) :) Probably, well maybe true this time. :) :) :)
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    2019/20 MX5400HST Kubota 125 hours FOR SALE $32,500

    I did for a fact. Had forgot my hat and told Steve I needed a hat if he had any new styles I didn't already have. He had been giving me as many as I wanted some purchases ago, I'd go to hat storage room and pick the ones I wanted, and I finally told him I only wanted any new styles he had so...
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    JOHNTHOMAS

    John Thomas is alive and well or as well as a 74 year old can be. I've moved from my mountain to a subdivision lot/home and have a 2 year old MX5400 HST with 125 hours for sale for $32,500 listed in this forums for sale section and lots of implements, LOTS, not listed anywhere (Will take to Ford...
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    2019/20 MX5400HST Kubota 125 hours FOR SALE $32,500

    Thanks. Finally bought my last one (Kubota) from Barlows last week, #31. Sold him my ZD1211 72" and bought a new ZG422 54" (Guy in front of me bought the last 42" on hand which I would have preferred with my new small yard, I think. :) with mulching kit to keep the blowing grass off me.
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    2019/20 MX5400HST Kubota 125 hours FOR SALE $32,500

    Moved off mountain to subdivision so selling all but RTV AND Yard MOWERS. MX5400HST 125 hours about 2 years old, maybe 3. Come see, come drive, come buy. Somerset, Ky 606-679-4514 with questions. Also 1957 Ford F100 on Dodge Dakota running gear for $17,000.
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    Are New Bx23s still unobtainum?

    Was at Barlows in Somerset, Ky yesterday getting a part and Steve Barlow said he has BXs in stock but short on other inventory as he left the building to go bushhog. Saw a BX23 in his showroom ready to sell.
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    Comparison ROPS height, BX vs. B, and slopes!

    You guys are just to helpful and generous, with my spending :) :). Someone needs to grab my neighbors BX and store it in their own garage, maintain it and pay for it. :)
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    Comparison ROPS height, BX vs. B, and slopes!

    I sold my rental property 5 years ago so now I don't drive by Barlows so often. Have to drive about 5 miles to get to his lot. All my Kubotas have changed since this was originally posted and my land sales and aquisitions have also changed. I have bought 6 lots across the street and the 25 acre...
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    L vs M series Kubotas?

    B2650 to L3901 to MX5400. Go for the MX which was a big step up for me with weight/traction (Knock down power), stability and lifting power.
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    Lynch Pins Coming Off

    Some questions about how these come out. I've lost several over the years and believe one way is branches are springing up and grabbing the ring, just guessing but tree limbs have created havoc for me in several different ways. Some are stiff as metal and some are springy and seem unbreakable...
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    zero turn mowers EXPENSIVE

    I was a RD only buyer for some years after many years of SD experience. Now after many years experience of RD and SD I'm a convert to SD with mulching kit. I've got a ZD1211 and F2690 now with SD with mulching kit and it is my new way to go. I just blow the slight cut grass accumulation off the...
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    Kubota F series

    It does happen. I still some times bump a tree but I figure it should get out of my way. :)
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    Kubota F series

    The steering wheel requires much less input/movement/adjusting than the sticks on open somewhat rough ground. The steering wheel seems to stay true to the course but sticks require almost constant corrections and that comes from experience with both from me and others that I had helping mow some...
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    Went to Barlows yesterday just to research

    Read the last few pages of this TBN forum post and see what owner/users think of the Kubota small Z https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/zero-turn-mowers-expensive.430937/page-15#post-6001679
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    Went to Barlows yesterday just to research

    Wow! What a difference 2 and a half years make. I think I have reached the 30 mark and have traded/sold all the Kubotas I had when this remark/post was made. I'm surprised, I thought I was done trading like I'm thinking now that I'm done again.
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    Went to Barlows yesterday just to research

    Not according to people that actually have bought and use/used them. The original one I purchased is still running perfect with never a repair and currently is mowing a 21 unit residential multiply acres and storage units location. Between me and where it is currently being used my niece and...
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    What about a skidsteer backhoe on a tractor?

    I think it works for what it is made for but just don't extend the FEL cylinder arms to far like I did on B2650 when I stood the arm almost straight up so I could see better and had the cylinders all the way extended and bent them. Keeping tractor FEL arms down and extending the bucket and...
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    What about a skidsteer backhoe on a tractor?

    I did sell that front Backhoe for around $1300. Later bought a L3901 and bought another one and since traded the L3901 to a MX5400 and still have the front backhoe but have not mounted it to MX5400 yet to test performance. I had some fitment issues with the "New" front backhoe popping off one...
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    Kubota F series

    I currently have both now and believe the hanging deck may have some advantages. The front wheels of the F sometimes act like they are digging into the yard in front of them when you come up to a steep accent and a slight bump up on the lift corrects it and let drop back down when going up the...
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    Easy Peasy self oil change

    I've been so impressed with this post and others input that I ordered another one of these pumps for my barn to fuel Kubotas with it instead of hefting 5 gallon canisters up to the hood of my MX.
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    Easy Peasy self oil change

    I guess no one thing works on every possibly conceivable machine made by mankind over the past 200 years in every country and even individually manufactured machines.:cry::cry::cry:But there are some accessories that will work great or good or fair on some of the thousands of different machines...
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    Easy Peasy self oil change

    A recommend for those that want to change their own oil but can't get back up after crawling under the car/tractor to loosen the oil pan bolt. I've used this on 4 wheelers, or my grandson has and used it on the VW Beetle yesterday and it works fine. Can pay for itself after one use instead of...
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    What Stump Bucket for MX5200

    I'm not doing so great with stumps, maybe trying to remove without making a big enough hole. Used mine yesterday for digging some planting holes then digging up some shrub/bushes and planting them in the hole and tamping them with the stump bucket. Dug up some dirt and filled some previously dug...
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    New bx no fluid in front acle

    I've bought many BXs and they arrive at my home with front axle near full. After 2 weeks use the front axle is almost always low. Someone should have told you this and it has been covered, mentioned and talked about here many times a year, it seems. Sure you filled it with fluid and how much...
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    Zd1511

    WOW!!! Never seen a Jeep Wrangler that could MOW!!!!! Mine won't but my F and Z will.
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    HST fluid level (Sightglass) location MX5400

    I will not treat the same oil again but when I change fluid and filters I figure I'll need to treat the new introduced untreated almost clear oil to be able to see it. I also have had some hyd hoses bust/break on other tractors over the years and have lost lots of fluid and replaced with more...
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    HST fluid level (Sightglass) location MX5400

    I filled an eye dropper type device a couple of times about half full. Should get about 8 to 10 treatments out of a bottle. Next time I'll just do one half full eye dropper.
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    HST fluid level (Sightglass) location MX5400

    Installed JD red dye and tried to get pics yesterday. Sun was in front of tractor and not sure I got pics. Posting and looking myself......I can't find it in theone pic but can in one due to red spot and light blue magic marker around it in the other pic.
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    HST fluid level (Sightglass) location MX5400

    Knowing where the sight glass is I still have to look all around the general area where it is located to find it. That is going to end......I'm going to paint a colored circle around it!!!!
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    HST fluid level (Sightglass) location MX5400

    I just did mine and would not be able to sleep if I had paid someone to do it. 2 hyd filters and one engine oil filter sticking out the sides of the tractor. Refill engine oil and HST fluid with a long funnel. 2 bolts on the bottom of engine to drain engine oil without jacking up the tractor...
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    What Stump Bucket for MX5200

    Uncrated the stump bucket yesterday for a quick test. Got it attached, has a fairly small upper lip for tractor attachment feet to connect under but got it done when both bucket and tractor were on level ground. Bucket fit good and tight, unlike the front how I bought from them which had one...
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    What Stump Bucket for MX5200

    Will do.
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    What Stump Bucket for MX5200

    Rec'd my Heavy Duty V2 Stump Bucket today. Ordered it and they charged me for it about a month ago. I feel it's been a horrible experience with them and no contact with me other than saying it was shipped several weeks ago with tracking number showing no response. According to shipping Company...
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    Zd1511

    It is not hard to turn around trees with an F mower says me with over 14 years experience using them and several years using the zero turn mowers. Yes, the Zs are a fraction easier/quicker unless it is a larger tree and then no quicker or easier than the F which will circle the tree cutting...
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    Zd1511

    I have owned a couple of the ZD3xx's and currently own a ZD1211 and F2690. I've also owned several Fs and they are the tops and winners in all areas. Why are you not considering a F2690 4wd? I bought the ZD1211 last year and it's OK but told dealer if he gets another F trade in that I want to...
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    HST fluid level (Sightglass) location MX5400

    https://www.hartvilletool.com/product/9836/john-deere-parts-lubricants...
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    HST fluid level (Sightglass) location MX5400

    Thanks for pics and Yep, i found all the filters, they are in about the same locations as my former L3901. I also went out yesterday and as hard as Kubota tried to hide the sight glass I found it :)!!! With help here and rereading owners manual I determined the location but had to get down close...
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    HST fluid level (Sightglass) location MX5400

    Thanks to all who replied. I looked at my owners manual yesterday and now makes more sense with all your input. I believe I can now find it. I was looking way higher up on the machine looking in relation to the fill hole believing it would be higher up. Just about to turn over my first 50hours...
 
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