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    Bent SSQA plates/hands - what are my options?

    Is it the same problem that this guy had? His seemed to fix w/out cutting or welding
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    PTO Top Link, is Kubota brand necessary?

    Although yours is Cat I (on both ends), the 5240 and 5740 are "Cat II/I". The factory link is Cat I on the tractor end and Cat II on the implement end. You can still get aftermarket, but I had to grind a little to skinny up the tractor end, then I could bush it down to Cat I. The...
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    Is it to cold to buy diesel

    I was underwhelmed with the power service winter/white. I put three pickle jars on my porch-straight #2, #2 w/ normal power service added (whatever the bottle called out), and #2 with double that amount (also mentioned on the bottle). At about 0 F all three were equally cloudy. Not sure if...
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    Replacing L5740 Battery

    I get that this thread is 8 years old, but I just found it very helpful. Was even able to slide the front cover out (up) with the grill guard and loader on. Thanks!
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    Lifting safe - Ballast Box needed?

    and a guy could put a little additional weight on the cutter if needed. Put a pallet on it and spread out some cinder-blocks or sumfin?
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    What kinda lubes do you keep in your old oil cans?

    Oh, I label and color-code mine. WD-40 is blue and yellow, kroil is orange, etc. (I had a kid with an artistic streak and turned her loose with her craft paints many years ago). The ones I've tried to label the oil eventually removes or destroys the label.
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    First electric tractor ride

    You can't beat electric for torque, even at very low rpms. Probably not ready for prime-time, but hopefully there will be some early adopters to beta test them and get all of the kinks worked out before Mother makes us all destroy all of our IC engines.
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    2022 L3302

    Never happened to me, but I hear that the front gearbox or steering box (something up front) often gets skipped during Kubota dealer prep. I'd check.
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    I did it. Roast and discuss my choice. (sharing experience + numbers for others)

    This makes a huge difference. I have a row of cottonwood trees that used to cause the drifts to form on the driveway. That plastic fencing (and later on some rows of red-twig dogwoods and lilac) makes a huge difference. Neighbors tease me when I leave it up too long (like this year, but we...
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    Seafoam for real?

    First, I do use Seafoam and have for awhile. I am not a believer in "snake oils". In fact, Seafoam is the only thing I ever add (other than some Iso-heat to prevent freeze up in our winters). It made a huge difference in my JD 3020 gas which would have carb issues without the seafoam. I had...
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    Can this be repaired? If not, does replacement have to be exact OEM?

    I would second (third?) this. That's just plain, low-pressure, fuel line and replacing it is cheap insurance. Even if it doesn't crack all the way through, I have found that little pieces start to flake off of the inside, which can be annoying or serious business depending on which side of the...
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    Buying Advice 4052r vs L4760

    This is where I am 9 months out of the year. If I have to fix something before I mow or blade, no big deal. I enjoyed my 1960s tractors and 1980s motorcycles for the wrenching and "making it work" almost as much as the actual use of them. (Well, maybe not that much, but it is something I...
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    Buying Advice 4052r vs L4760

    I didn't realize it was a fight? I guess we do things different out here in flyover country. I am the guy you quoted, and the person you were addressing when you said I guess I was invited to the fight discussion by the OP asking for opinions, but thanks for your concern. I (me, the one...
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    Buying Advice 4052r vs L4760

    Nope, unless they're doing business under another name. This is not a huge company, they own several nearby JD dealerships. I don't think their reach expands beyond this region. Do you doubt his word that it went from a pleasant place to work to an unpleasant place? Do you doubt that he...
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    Buying Advice 4052r vs L4760

    My small down JD dealer got bought out by a company that owns several dealerships and the quality of service and customer relations went right down the toilet. A good friend worked there at the time, and he suggested I look at another color (although I had already decided to do so, for other...
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    Cost of pallet forks

    I was asking anybody that had an opinion! Any of y'all. It looks as if the Precision Manufacturing option does not appear to have greasable fittings either. The cylinder on the Titan looks smaller, and the metal is probably less beefy but I've also been told that the Precision Manufacturing...
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    Cost of pallet forks

    Would you consider their pallet-fork "add-a-grapple"? I got my forks from them, and they are fine but I was unsure of something with moving parts given their reputation. The forks were also "made in the USA", which I'm guessing the grapple is not. I suspect they are a knock-off of this...
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    The high cost of cutting grass

    That's about what I do now. Probably only mow once, and spot mow any thistly areas again later in the year, maybe. Spray once (always mean to spray 2x, but typically just once). It just seems wasteful not putting it to better use, but the dogs do enjoy chasing the deer. A friend used to hay...
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    Help on new purchase

    I would call and ask the price of a marketbasket of parts/ maintenance items. As I swapped from IH to JD to Ford I found that the green paint was very expensive and didn't really help with the specific tasks I was trying to accomplish. OTOH, although more spendy, JD could normally get whatever...
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    The high cost of cutting grass

    Any suggestions on good use for 8-10 acres of prairie grass that doesn't involve winter chores? I normally just let a neighbor graze his sheep here in the summer, since I don't want to deal with them in the winter. Not much can fend for itself in our winters and I'm not a fan of chopping ice...
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    How far and high can I throw snow?

    For awhile there you actually had negative taxes due to the subsidies from the oil compananies. Is that still a thing? If I could talk the missus into it I'd be there tomorrow. We had -18F here this morning, and it was a pretty morning, but nothing like Alaska. If it's going to be that...
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    Which tools for tractor toolbox?

    Oh, I bet they would (cut it)
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    Pallet Fork Length

    I went with 42" for this reason, but kind of wish I had gotten 48". I think they'd be easier to line up, and I wouldn't feel like I have to push all the way against the pallet and slide it to make sure I had a good grip. I've never tried the 48", so it might just be a "grass is greener"...
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    Plow now or wait?

    I don't think I would consider that a "problem"
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    Is a spike in tractor prices coming?

    Your profile says "Colorado", but you imply that you live in a democracy? Are you an expat?
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    2000 lb or 4000 lb pallet forks?

    I never intended to dig with my forks, but ... A couple of weeks ago I was moving a pile of empty pallets, to put the bigger one on the bottom. The bottom pallet had been there forever, and I'm kinda new at this. When I tried to lift the pallet it bogged down the tractor. I was leaning...
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    How much damage am I likely to have done to my new tractor?

    Also hard on the turbo for those diesels that are so equipped.
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    Regret a cab tractor?

    Confirmation bias, and I'm cheap, but I enjoy the open-air chores in the summer enough that I tolerate using the open station to blow snow in the winter. I don't make my living with the tractor, so summer chores (blading, mowing, firewood, moving stuff around) can be scheduled when the weather...
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    Best "cheap" materials for gravel parking area?

    This guy has some.
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    I have a bad feeling about this

    Agree on all counts. I've had two 60+ year old tractors that were filled w/ CC since brand new. I do not know how many tubes or rims they went through, or what the inside of the rim looked like when I sold them, but they were doing fine at that point. My latest tractor had CC (in tubes) in...
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    Chain hooks on Bucket or just use pallet forks? (For misc chain hoisting)

    I'm thinking you might mean Ken's Bolt on Hooks? If that's the case I would also recommend them.
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    what to do with a pile of asphalt

    I was thinking you could be the cool dad and let local kids jump their dirt bikes off of it. I be your insurance guy would love that.
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    I have a bad feeling about this

    It's to add weight, for traction. Not seeing how that could be confusing. Some parts of the country Rimguard still isn't a reasonable option. I'd have to go 80 miles to get Rimguard, and would have to take the tires there. My tire guy was not a fan of Rimguard, but I'm not sure if that was...
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    What tires are on your truck?

    How are these in snow? They are what my tire guy is recomending. I've currently got some Bridgestones on the vehicle I bought used. Does anybody know how these are on snow?
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    Post Emissions tractors

    We're about the middle of the state north-south. -30 is rare, and newsworthy, only happens every couple of years. Folks here don't consider-20 to be a big deal, they just slip it into the weather report with no additional drama. Those are nighttime (morning) lows and it nearly always gets up...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I've got about 10 nearly 100 year old cottonwoods. Not looking forward to the day they start to go.
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    Post Emissions tractors

    That was my main concern going from gas to diesel last year. This past winter I only had to start it once below 0, but sometimes the snow needs pushed before work. I put a thermometer in the barn, and it stays 8-10 degrees warmer if the previous day was sunny. With that and a block heater I just...
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    Post Emissions tractors

    I'm talking about cold weather. Minus 10 or 20 F.
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    Post Emissions tractors

    Are these issues worse in colder climates? I understand that you hear about the problems (people don't post/complain when everything works as expected) but I hear of significant issues locally, and "pre emissions" tractors bring a premium up here.
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    How the heck do you guys torque a cylinder nut to 600 ft lb? Rebuilding Bobcat combo bucket cylinder.

    Assuming you can get the nut in a horizontal orientation, you don't need the exact distance. Say you have a 3-foot bar, so you want 200 lb. on the nut. If you weigh 240, stand on the scale and put weight on the 3 foot bar until only 40 lb is showing on the scale. My approach is that if the...
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    Used Value vs Age

    I had a Chevy Nova in the late 80s. Much lighter than even the two doors from the early 70s. Same with the Impala upthread.
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    What additives do you use in your fuel and engines?

    What do you guys use for biocide? What do you recommend that I can get localy at a Walmart or Runnings? I have a can or two of #1 that I'd like to save for next winter rather than burn up in the heat and might ought to treat it. I'd also be glad to hear that it won't hurt to burn the #1 in...
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    Should I cab or not. Getting ready to buy

    I'd like to add a minority vote for "no cab". I figure the time in the sun more than compensates for the time below zero blowing snow in my face. I did just upgrade recently and continued with a open station. I'm also cheap, so that didn't hurt but I really do prefer the open station.
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    Had checkbook in hand but No sale

    I bought a tractor several hours away, in MN. By having them deliver it I actually saved money, as I was now "buying" it in South Dakota and asked them to re-work the invoice w/ South Dakota tax. Yep, the state of MN actually paid to deliver my tractor and paid me a little to boot.
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    Time to Upgrade- Stuck in Analysis

    OK, I want one of those. I would go Kubota, but all of my experience with JD has been with 50 year old tractors and I know nothing about Kioti. I didn't think the SSQA was that big of a deal, but I'm glad I have it (and actually took advantage of that before I bought my first SSQA attachment)...