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  1. Utopia Texas

    Grapple Overload - MX5800 Needs A Grapple

    I have a 50 year old Pecan orchard and constantly pick up small to large limbs from trees to move to burn piles. Also logs and whole tree trunks. Have been doing this for 40 years here on the family land. I have three tractors from 25 -65 HP and have used grapples and pallet fork grapples for...
  2. Utopia Texas

    Buying Advice Compact Cab tractor for vineyard work.

    True Vinyard tractors have a much skinnier footprint than regular tractors to fit down the standard row....
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    8 Foot Caroni Finishing Mower Dissapointment......

    Anything is possible but as I stated above there are 1/2 inch lips welded to the deck that the covers fit over and bolted down. See picture below. Also, these are sealed bearings and sit 3 inches above the deck with the covers over them. One would have to completely sink the mower in water a...
  4. Utopia Texas

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

    They are Pecans or as folks up North call them Pee-cans! :) I am very fortunate to live here. The family bought the raw property when I was a pre-teen. They paid $400 per acre which at the time was high but my recent tax bill listed it at $40k per acre! Ouch! The orchard is out my front door and...
  5. 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...
  6. Utopia Texas

    Round two with tractor purchase

    I use my L6060 with a 8 foot finish mower on 8.5 acres and my B2650 in the yard around trees with the mid mount mower. I have front buckets, forks and grapples to fit both units.
  7. Utopia Texas

    Cup Holder for Kubota L 3560 HSTC

    On my two New Holland and two Kubota cabbed tractors I have always installed cup holders that clamp on the door bars. These are made and sold for motorcycle handle bars. Work great in my case but I use pretty regular sized enclosed coffee mugs and water bottles. I use ... barefootwillies.com...
  8. Utopia Texas

    Kubota announces price increase

    I hope everyone realizes that a cab doubles as a mobile man cave when one needs a escape from the family. Put a cool one in the cup holder, adjust the air ride seat, turn on the stereo and adjust the AC or heat for greatest comfort. Then sit back, close your eyes and enjoy! :) PS- I have never...
  9. Utopia Texas

    Kubota announces price increase

    New L6060 next to my 2 year old B2650. Do not know why the one thumbnail picture is up side down. When opened it is correct!
  10. 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.... :)
  11. Utopia Texas

    Anyone Own A L6060?

    I will be filling the rear wheels with water just like every other tractor I have so no problems there. We have lived on our place for 50 years this year so all the huge projects that wear out machinery is long over. Tractors here live the good life!
  12. Utopia Texas

    Anyone Own A L6060?

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

    Anyone ever regretted buying a HST?

    Blue tractor in the background is my New Holland T4.75. At wat the noise level in the cab is 72 decibels according to my meter. This unit has a 12 X 12 transmission with shuttle shift. Orange tractor is my Kubota 2650 with HST. At wat, not even moving, the hydraulic whine is at 90 decibels...
  14. Utopia Texas

    Pictures of Your New Holland

    My T4.75 at work!
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    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...
  16. Utopia Texas

    Buying Advice What Tractor to Upgrade to?

    "I still need to be able to trailer it and tow it with my 1/2 ton truck. " I trailer my 75 hp New Holland with 850 pound Rhino cutter with a 1/2 ton PU so I doubt you will have any problems....:)
  17. Utopia Texas

    How many of you guys wish you did not purchase a cabbed tractor?

    Years back, even with open station tractors, we started cutting lower limbs on the Pecan trees as to not get slapped in the face with limbs. These lower limbs get almost no light and are not productive anyway. For those that are worried about rear view mirrors getting damaged......take them off...
  18. Utopia Texas

    How many of you guys wish you did not purchase a cabbed tractor?

    I have two cabbed tractors now. A NH T4.75 for large projects and Kubota B2650 for small projects. No more excess heat, no more excess cold, no more dust, no more mosquitos and I can comfortably work in the rain if necessary. The only "uh oh" moment I had when I traded in my 22 year old open...
  19. 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...
  20. Utopia Texas

    zero turn or tractor

    I have acreage in a Pecan Orchard. Kubota Diesel Zero Turn and these for between the rows. I no longer tolerate heat, cold, humidity, mosquitos and fire ant mounds! :)
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. Utopia Texas

    Loader Front end Loader Lift Question

    I had to move this 1,000 gallon tank this last year with my tractor as buildings and fences had been built around it over the years and there was no other way to get it over to and on the propane companies flat bed trailer. Decided to use the forks instead of the bucket and all went well though...
  26. Utopia Texas

    New Holland Boomer CVT's---Have they got the bugs worked out?

    I have many posts in the New Holland section of this forum and so does jackfrst/jackfrost why we both traded in our Boomer 3050's with CVT within a year for NH T4.75's Below is a picture of my best day last year when the Boomer 3050 was picked up and the T4.75 was delivered!
  27. 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...
  28. Utopia Texas

    Lifting The Lift......

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

    Best method for cleaning cut grass off of the deck, machine and underside of F mower.

    I also use a electric leaf blower to clean out my truck after my Labrador "Moby" goes for a ride. Open all 4 doors and blast away. I still have to vacuum some but the leaf blower gets 90% of the hair out!
  30. Utopia Texas

    Case/ New Holland CVT trans

    My self and another member Jackfrost both bought Boomer 3050's with CVT about, a year and a half back and both of us traded them in within a year due to huge technical problems and dangerous use conditions. We both opted for the standard sized T4.75 with 12 x12 transmissions. Look up either of...
  31. 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...
  32. Utopia Texas

    Suggestions To Lighten Rear Ramp.....

    As you can see from the pictures one has to support the total weight of both ramp panels from the time you start folding them out until they are totally extended. same goes for closing the unit. If I knew this was going to be so much hassle and weighed so much I would have never bought this type...
  33. Utopia Texas

    Message For Jackfr

  34. Utopia Texas

    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...
  35. 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...
  36. Utopia Texas

    Implement hitch jacks that don't rust solid

    FarmWrench, There are no problems between us. I actually interpreted your answer to me as if you were throwing a bunch of B.S. my way to tease me, and I answered in kind. I meant no disrespect and now know you were deadly serious about the problem. I put about 10-12 drops of oil down the shaft...
  37. Utopia Texas

    Buying Advice Powerstar T4.75

    I've had my T4.75 about 6 months and love it. The inside of the cab is set up much better and more comfortable than the other brands I looked at before buying. (TaterinTexas) -Take the cover off the wall pillar below the radio and look carefully for a spare electrical wire tucked between the...
  38. 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...
  39. Utopia Texas

    TODAYS SEAT TIME

    We planted these trees when I was a teenager 50 years ago and no one had even heard of drip irrigation at the time so we went flood irrigation. Our pasture/grasses grow so fast in our sub tropical climate here on the Texas Gulf coast that if I do not mow every 10 days during warm weather the...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. Utopia Texas

    A backup camera for $50!!!!!!!!!!!

    I decided to install my set up this morning and opted to use the " wireless" accessories I bought rather than try to run cables inside the walls of the tractor. Have everything working and most of the wires and sender/ receivers hidden inside the pillar wall behind a panel but the exposed sender...
  45. 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...
  46. Utopia Texas

    A backup camera for $50!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hello, Can someone tell me the correct name for the male plug I need to fit the socket pictured below? The socket is in my NH T4.75 within 2 feet of where I want to mount my backup camera in the rear window. The tractor manual just calls it a "single-pole electrical connector 8A". It is smaller...
  47. 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...
  48. 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.
 
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