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    BX23 Steering fault

    Noticed on my last 'road trip' that my BX23 ignored first few (partial) turns of steering wheel. Let's say the road curved left a bit, and my casual corrections were ignored, startled me, and a big left got it done. Do I start with the steering wheel valve or lower stuff? All is 17 or so years...
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    Suggestion for shed walls' base.

    I have an existing section of asphalt drive I wish to abandon anyway. Asphalt is not perfectly level, but close. I need a shed, probably 20 long by 10 wide. For small sizes, I can ignore code. I'm thinking: Cut 5 inch channel for back, a side, and small front walls where (tractor) entry doors...
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    (BX23 stabilizer) Cylinder piston interior seal technique

    So I spent 20 minutes or so trying to fold the (all plastic, no spring) seal into an outline of a 'C' that would fit inside the bore. It kept twisting down the bore into an elongated oval. So, I found an appropriate socket, filled most of the bore, and it twisted up the first try - though not...
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    VA RPA areas (bay water protection)

    I gotta' tell somebody. I was looking at real estate data for my rental house, hoping to find acres measured for data use. Found a new category - RPA .53 acres (I estimate, well, my land at .72 acres all together). Now I gotta' research - what is RPA? - Resource Protection Area. Areas near...
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    Red Tractors break at operator's feet.

    I did look for a better category.... I watch a lot of Youtube 'tractor fails' silently when her shows get boring. I notice in 3rd world or so countries, it's mostly red tractors that break in two from bouncing the front wheels - almost exclusively red! Any clues? Who is red in, say, lower Asia...
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    BX23 BT600 Cylinder rebuild parts

    are ridiculous! I had done my FEL myself one at a time so I didn't notice as much, but these X4, X1 are really adding up. I was gonna' get the ones I needed and a spare, so far it's $800 for a few o-rings, slides, and seals - wow! So, rant over, base BT600 Boom/Dipper/Stab/Stab seem to be same...
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    BX23 Brake questions

    I have a little apply noise, so researching before I dig in. In parts, I see 2 axle packs of discs that operate by, let's say cams, from the foot linkage. Does replacing these REQUIRE pulling transmission up and out? All the way? I see a piston operated clutch pack. I'll guess this system...
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    BX23 new rear tires

    So, punched a hole, in my original, R-1, near dry rotted tire, between bars, close to sidewall, so rather curved there. It 'ran', created crack, etc. - not really much tire between bars. Tried tubes - no luck, went with new tires. Dealers said R-1 NOT whole goods anymore, pushing R-4s. Also...
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    Tube source, and description...

    Ok, I tried some tubes that matched size spec, but the stem seemed to be for real close to center of wheel - pulled right out of tube. Mine need to be, oh an inch from the bead. BX23, rear wheels, 26X12X12 Where to find tubes, spec for outside stem, threaded stem correct? THX!
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    Plastigage use 'in-frame'

    I know it's normally used on an upside down engine, journal weight on 'upper' shell so all clearance is at 'lower' shell when torqued. When the engine is right side up, in frame, what is a good process? How can I ensure the upper shell is at zero with the journal? Should I remove all other...
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    Advice for looking for older tractor.

    Well, not too old. I have a BX23, and keep looking at the B, L, and M's that are TLBs. But, in reality, I can probably already dig any hole I'll ever want, and move any load I'll ever need already. If I leave the loaders and backhoes off the machines they price a lot better. I believe the next...
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    BX23 (XX?) Light Upgrade

    OK - My turn/hazard flasher failed. (I resoldered all the back side stuff - remained failed.) As you know, it's $100 now. So, researched VA code, wiring diagram, my use - and decided 'turn signals' were useless on a daylight-travel only tractor. I also concluded, what are they called, twinker...
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    Field Mowing Pattern - Side Discharge

    So, currently 'cutting in' the perimeter, as non-discharge side allows, then counter clockwise in shrinking perimeter. I wanna' go the 9 miles an hour. Problem is the corner radius does not work, pass to pass. Even a wide swept corner eventually becomes too tight a radius to cut., This leads to...
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    BX23 D905 Block Drain

    I wasted a lot of time looking at other BX's - so for archiving: On a BX23 with D905: Block drain is RIGHT side, towards radiator, under 905 casting mark, 2 'plugs' in vertical line, upper one internal hex (looks like pipe plug) lower one hex head BLOCK DRAIN with copper washer. As we have...
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    BX23 Lift Pump

    I was looking to get a spare, mine says U-SHIN, they show a pic but not a number. Messicks' "Kubota" pump was $139, most by picture on Amazon are $20. Is there a quality difference, anyone source U-SHIN direct?
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    BX23 Fuel Issue Help...

    Ok, was running just fine. Tank got low. Engine burbled once, I cut it off and went for fuel. Got Kroger car fuel, no fuel buddy! On restart (no burble), after a while (10 minutes?), lost high RPM power, hi rpm burbles, etc... got through the day. Threw in Diesel 911 per NAPA recommendation, no...
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    Blew? loader cylinder scraping.

    17 year old? BX 23 I was going back and forth with the tractor, cutting some (level bucket) and scraping some (perpendicular bucket floor) leveling after cutting some dirt for another location. Sudden fluid flow out of cylinder/shaft joint, cylinder still operates. Age failure - or did I load...
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    Weighing tongue weight at home.

    As above, setting up new trailer and BX23. I sat the tractor to float the trailer (my zero) and moved forward a few time until I ran out of scale-ability. Scale stopped at 400 lbs. Since I had measured along the way (distance and weight) I could make a reasonable prediction to get to 525 or so...
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    BX23 Front Axle Seals - NOT 'pivot'

    But the actual front (stubby) axle seal at the 2 bearings in the gear cover. I bought these seals along with a pivot set - turns out that was easy after these - https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200898125_200898125 Are the axle seals and bearings a press job? Failure rate? I see no...
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    No big snows central VA this year!

    I have performed the mystic rituals: BX23 complete changeover from lawn/leaf/turf back to Loader/backhoe/R4s, battery tendered, tucked under tarp and full winter/snow maintenance on the 4wd Durango. Thus, big snow and toy needs prevented! You're welcome. (Seems preparation always proves...
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    Holding Solenoid

    I want to: Apply pressure (up to 2000 psi or so) by other means, hit a maintained electric switch, and have the pressure hold in that line until switch changed (- oh for $25!); a remote operated valve. But yet reliably and inexpensively. Suggestions?
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    Center vs Power Beyond

    I've read and read and read.... What I don't see is a definitive description of why and when a good engineer selects one or the other. I get the impression that if the port is the LAST port then power beyond really doesn't matter - no beyond exists. What if that changes? In my case, BX23...
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    Current spray paint info, for old BX23...

    As above, I have an inherited BX23 from 2005 or so. Looking at tractor and paint chart - Kubota Paint Chart I seem to have yellow paint showing under orange in a number of places, was expecting to see Yellow Repair Primer listed - but only Grey - good under all colors and types? Would my...
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    BX23 Backhoe newer bucket replacement

    I was in the middle of a stump (I just love stumping) at MIL's and pulled the back out of my 12 in. original bucket. Piddled around on the web and found OK pricing but shipping OMG! Called my dealer, he had a newer 8 in. ordered for someone who never showed up, at better than whole goods, but it...
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    RCK54-22BX Spindle, seal, no grease passing...

    On my last sharpening, while shields off, I watched for grease to pass lower seals - only upper on one. I tried again after job. OK, read hundred of posts about greasing and the lower shields (cups). Got any necessary parts, and knocked everything apart, expecting to fine 'hardened' grease...
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    Safety Chain ?s

    If the secondary goal for safety chains is to catch the tongue before it digs into the the pavement... Why not a series of laterals like tire chains? Why not positioned and shortened so as to not allow travel to the pavement?
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    BX23 seat parts, free

    for pickup, will trash later this week. I disassembled original seat (to pull vinyl back in line), decided not to repair - it is repairable, but time constraints this week. So if you need metal back, lined internal pad, vinyl cover, closing trim - come and get 'em. (Last metal clip split.)...
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    BX 23 Steering at speed.

    I have a residential BX23, and rather often just go get fuel on the road, in the bike lane or to a rental house. The steering is rather twitchy, so much so I didn't want to turn to look for turns while moving, and added the golf cart mirror. By twitchy I mean the first little bit of steering...
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    BX23 brakes

    I'm not sure how to ask, but.... Is the hydraulic braking an inherent function of the mechanical design, or a function of applying and releasing the same brakes I apply with my foot? If I wear the foot brakes out completely, will the hydraulic brakes be gone? By hydraulic brakes I mean the no...
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    Stabilizer/Outrigger Leak Down Protection Design

    BX23 - BT600 I want to be able to park between cars this winter (and also be able to sleep). The 'feet' on this model flip around quite a bit - too much to trust just a chain hook. And the 2 feet areas do not line up straight as the operator's station in in the way - so no single bar, pipe...
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    FOR SALE - Chain Link Harrow

    I really did spend 2 evenings reading instructions and trying to post in personal ads.... NO SUCCESS Anyway, in Richmond, VA 6 X 8 Chain Link Harrow - farm & garden - by owner - sale Needs to go, delivered local
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    FOR SALE - Chain Link Harrow

    I really did spend 2 evenings reading instructions and trying to post in personal ads.... NO SUCCESS Anyway, in Richmond, VA 6 X 8 Chain Link Harrow - farm & garden - by owner - sale Needs to go, delivered local
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    BX23, RCK54-22BX, GCK60-BX ?'s

    I couldn't think of a better header... So - I have that equipment and some ?'s! 1. For various positions... Why on earth did Kubota supply, for some of the clevis pins, those snap rings? 2. For my mower... Why do they spec the front of the mower to be lower? (Almost counter intuitive...) 3. I...
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    BX23 tire advice

    2005 or so BX23.... OE tires/wheels were Ag/Angled bar: front 18 8.5 8 rear 26 12 12 I want turfs for lawn care, from reading it seems current supply is same except larger front wheel front 18 8.5 10 rear 26 12 12 dealer is offering turfs in older sizes.... front 18 8.5 8 rear 26 12 12...
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    BX23 Battery Tender Connection Location

    As above... I have the print, but it doesn't have a wiring location diagram. I have 2-10 in. connectors w/o fuses, and 24 in. connectors w/fuse. I would rather find a protected place under/near the hood than under the battery grille (easier to get to in snow). I expect connectors not long term...
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    Backhoe Pressure Relief

    Hi all - I see my BX23/BT600 has pressure relief(s) on both swings and dipper cylinder extend that are rated higher than tractor working pressure. Is there some standard logic? (I'm guessing where tractor 'falls' into hole with parts extended and gravity pushes relief into operating.) I would...
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    BT600 Pressure Relief Valve

    I tried searching - honest! Anyway, I had a remarkable response from 'adjusting' main tractor pressure relief to specs. I am wondering if there isn't a similar maintenance issue with backhoe. I see what looks like pressure relief symbols in the hydraulic schematic for BH operating valves, but...
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    BX23 Backhoe Flush

    Hi all - I did all my fluids last year with major accessories off, and have only mowed and bagged since. It made such a difference in the transmission! Anyway, do not want to contaminate this now fine working assembly! I managed to manually flush the loader before re-attaching it. How would I...
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    Fresh system, old implements...

    Hi all! I changed my BX23 transmission and implement fluid for the 300 hour service. I did NOT have the loader or backhoe on, and I tried really hard to give all the fittings a chance to drain (held pins in and waited, etc). Seemed to really 'pep up' the tractor motion and I believe it sounds...
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    reading BX23 hyd schem

    Hi all, I have a question, and I did try to find answer first.... In the BX23 HS ( http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/kubota-owning-operating/109279-bx23-transmission-needing-replacement.html ) the valves in area (4) have a different appendage. Both the 3 and 4 position valves have, as...
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    BX23 Pressure Relief Test

    Hey all - got the $14 gauge from Grainger and went to look at hookup pics (Tommu56?) and they're gone. I'm thinking... if I plumb it, Tee'd in line in the FEL, then operate a cylinder until relief operates (noise) - wouldn't it be exactly the same as if I just deadheaded it (the gauge) inline...
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    Mowing Old BX23 vacuum bagger attachment level

    Hi all - I have the above (and a newly level tractor from tire repairs). I now can confirm that the vacuum assembly wants to sit low to the right side where the offcenter weight is - on the tractor. This is the older triangle to the top / dual link arm to the bottom type mount that is so hard...
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    Buying BX 23 tires

    Existing OTR Traction Master bars. Considering for holes, not wear. It's been a garage tractor, so minimal solar exposure. Will they just age to fail (8 years so far), or do I just keep patching them? Where to buy? Looks like over $400 for tires alone, others seem to mention dealer goods...
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    BX HST Reverse Pressure Port?

    I'm looking for something like the above... a port where one might test the pressure for reverse. I'm thinking that rather than mounting and adjusting and perpetually fixing a 'stick actuated' switch at the pedal for a reverse warning, I could put a pressure switch in a test port if such exists...
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    Loader Silly ?, but...

    I seem to remember seeing other tractors with all 4 wheels in the air from backhoe and loader self-lift. I tried it today with my BX23 and couldn't get the front to lift itself clear. I don't know that it ever did it - but will anyone else's?
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    Getting stuff level with tlb

    Hi all, I have a BX23 tlb, and in my short experience I have a very hard time getting stuff level. I seem to be able to replicate whatever angle the tractor is canted at, but feel I am lacking a one-sided 'tilt' for the loader bucket so I can cut in at an angle other than the one the tractor...
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    BX-bagger-boot

    Hi all! I have a BX23, got a RCK54-22BX local, and then a GCK60-BX from a tbn'er. He said bought his BX, with a mower (also 54) and this bagger, but never assembled bagger to tractor. So, I've got it all home and squared up, and the instructions and parts don't match - either the books I have or...
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    Got a Mower!!

    Was reading here (lower forums) about low ZTR quality last night, as I had given up on finding a good used MMM for my BX23. Googled RCK 60 and 54 one more time, and one was listed Sunday night literally blocks from my house! (Richmond - Chester Craigslist) Seemed just a bit high, but looked...
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    Functional Improvement Request

    I suggest... When I open a picture, in a particular post, I need a 'next' button on that picture page to see the poster's next picture. Often, a responder will suppy multiple views as they 'zoom in' and explain how to find or get to a spot on the tractor, or supply different 'plan' views. As it...
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    Reverse Wheels, BX23

    Is there a point for BX23? A rough measure (the drive/parts are tight in there) makes me think all the wheels have '0' offset (plate/flange in center of rim). Am I correct? THX
 
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