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  1. Frankenkubota

    Watering new grass seed

    First....a rant I think 2020 broke every record related to rain fall in NC. For a long time it rained EVERY OTHER DAY! I've got the calendar with my notes to prove it. Miserable We got a little break about mid april so I planted seed. 5 weeks no rain and now beware of the drought. I...
  2. Frankenkubota

    Taps at 3pm today

    For any musicians out there.......i guess there is a national? movement for every one to play taps at 3pm today. Nice gesture, i hope i remember. If you can't play anything stop by, i can show you how to play taps in about 15 seconds, except....not with a bugle!
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    Geezers Rule

    Man oh man, is this one off topic! Golf has 4 major events a year, they are called majors. In that world, it's a big deal. Yesterday, Phil Michelson, at the ripe old age of 50, won a major event, called The PGA. Oldest ever to win a Major! He whooped the flat bellies! It truly was...
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    Tail...tale...of the trail

    I walk the logging trails every morning. About 2 miles and 1/2 again in the afternoon to pick up discarded coats and gloves etc. I think Mr coyote is back. For a long time he would leave me a duce dead in the middle of my driveway. You would need a tape measure to see how close he/she gets...
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    Crown fell off tooth

    I would never do this but.....a close friend had a crown fall off one of his back molars. Crown was probably 35-40 years old, the old fashioned The crown went back on perfectly and.....he felt normal so he decided to super glue it back on. That didn't work and after...
  6. Frankenkubota

    The Sky is Falling

    I watch the tv with the sound off......and i really don't watch very close i get snippets. TV News just said Chinese rocket gonna fall outta the sky. That's all I know. Ya just can't trust them. Of course I mean the news.............hmmmmmm
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    lumber dimensions

    Can you believe a 2 x 4 is not 2 inches by 4 inches. What will they think of next? I cannot think of another material or industry that operates like that. I guess everyone knows about lumber dimensions's getting worse. I've done siding before. I usually use a 1 x 4 vertically on...
  8. Frankenkubota

    Job Fairs

    Seems every morning on the local news they are announcing job fairs. Apple just announced their first new campus in 20 years, Raleigh NC. 3000 new jobs, probably people to interface with their Chinese workforce! Raleigh is where barney goes to party. I guess it's tuff to hire people? When I...
  9. Frankenkubota

    sprayer with separate concentrate tank

    I've got a sprayer with a separate concentrate tank. The unit combines water and concentrate as it sprays. You control the amount of concentrate by an adjustment knob. To me the benefit is i can just dump the remaining clean water and put the remaining concentrate back on the shelf, leaving...
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    Brilliant seeder hydraulic connectors

    My mx kubota has flat faced connectors on the front. I have not yet removed the bh but i assume 2 hoses on the bh also have ff connectors? The county rents a brillion seeder that you hook up to your 3 point hitch and connect the hoses. Here is a picture of the connectors on the seeder, they...
  11. Frankenkubota

    z turn advice

    First of all, i know there is a thread about zturns but after reading it for 2 weeks, i can't find it. I've searched etc. I'm not good at this kinda all, a man needs a maid. Sorry. I just found a virtually new Gravely Z turn, zt xl, 52 inch, kawi motor. 10 hours, 6 months old...
  12. Frankenkubota

    Mr Magoo

    1st... this is pretty much tongue and check but.....lots of truth here too. I'm becoming one of my favorite cartoon characters of all time, Mr Magoo. Actually his main problem was eye sight and mines great but, like Magoo, every other system is failing. I bet most you male geezers out there...
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    Who writes owners manuals?

    I've always thought owners mans were poorly written, for the most part. A well written manual stands out! I also believe the folks that write the manuals are probably exactly the wrong people. I guess the team that just spent 18 months developing a product is then tasked with writing the...
  14. Frankenkubota

    $5000 rock picker upper

    I have a 4 in1 and have been digging up rocks with the bh and moving them with the 4 in 1, no problem. A friend warned me about horse shooting the bottom edge of the 4 in 1. IE don't squeeze too hard with rock in the middle of the bucket, use the corners. Good tip. I went online to find a...
  15. Frankenkubota

    Subscribed threads e mails

    FWIW.....about 6 months ago i stopped receiving e mails on the threads i was interested in. no problem. i've said it before, at the first hiccup, i give up. I don't even try to fix it. Yesterday i received 1 e mail with a few threads, i think. I don't interface well with this IT stuff so, i...
  16. Frankenkubota

    Months with 28 days

    Years ago I read a book about the number 13. Think that's odd? I also read a book about the number zero. That was fascinating! In the #13 book it explained why 13 is considered unlucky by so many cultures, not just the west. I don't remember the many reasons why 13s on...
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    Duck Dynasty's & Kubota

    I received an e mail from Kubota announcing the duck dynasty boys are doing a video series showing them working their land using Kubota equipment. I tried to reopen the e mail this morning and got an error message which to me dictates, immediately give up so, sorry but no details except...
  18. Frankenkubota

    MX series. 200 hour oil change

    Just have to say, easiest oil change ever! 2nd time. The first time I drained the oil and pulled the filter only to find the FEL was in the way when I tried to refill. I had 3 funnels and of course none of them was just right, made a mess. This time, I raised the FEL, much easier...
  19. Frankenkubota

    Mx 5800 $500K. Package deal Central NC

    Just fishing but you never know. NO.....I will not sell the tractor or anything else by itself, please don't even ask. 200 hours. Buy everything or nothing. 55 acre mature tree farm, deep in the woods. lots of work done so far, lots of equipment, attachments etc. 2 bd rm House and garage...
  20. Frankenkubota

    mx fuel filter

    My mx5800 is 1 year old, I think the 5200 and the 5400 have the same engine, just different turbo? This is probably old news but if it saves a little heartburn..... The fuel filter looks to me like a regular oil filter and of the 8 other factory installed OEM kubota filters ive removed in the...
  21. Frankenkubota

    Floor heat. under tile

    Has anyone used the electric mats you install under your flooring, used to heat the floor in your house? I'm done with laminates etc etc. The big box stores sell a tile that is about 36 inches by 6 inches and looks like wood. I'm sure there are other options. Probably using that. Tile is...
  22. Frankenkubota

    Kubota Tractor Technical Survey

    I received a request to complete the subject survey a couple days ago. Normally I would not but I was curious. I took it and in a nutshell, seems like Kubota is thinking about adding lots of tech to their tractors. Lots of questions about things like remote start and smart phone/app based...
  23. Frankenkubota

    Economics of home delivery

    Not a tractor issue except if you have your oil and filters and parts delivered etc. I'm not sure what to think. I've been single for almost 20 years and do ALL the domestics, including keeping the shelves full. of whatever, food, anti freeze, dog food etc etc tc. I used to have a piece of...
  24. Frankenkubota

    Materials advice needed.

    Seems there a a lot of well informed builder types out there, thank goodness! I'm building my house and garage, using subs of course, but trying to do some myself. The grader guy said I could help but his quote triples when the customer helps! Growing up in Wisconsin, I became a huge Frank...
  25. Frankenkubota

    picture of skull

    My neighbor is the former owner of my land, been in the family for 100 years, never inhabited, it's a loblolly pine tree farm, ready for harvest but not on my watch. I'm always finding something on the morning dog walk and the other day i found a skull bone that stumped my buddy. He's is the...
  26. Frankenkubota

    Diesel Stank

    I spilled a little diesel fuel in the trunk of my car. It stinks and continues to stink. It's a convertible but winters coming. I mixed a bunch of sand and saw dust together and put it in the trunk and drove up and down hills etc. That did a good job of soaking up the oil but, still have the...
  27. Frankenkubota

    Stump Dump

    Not sure where to put this. I've cleared about 5 acres and have generated maybe 75 stumps. The smaller ones, I call them squid stumps, all burned up no problem. I have about 10 big stumps that the previous owner says have been stumps for at least 75 years. Mostly white oak and so heavy my...
  28. Frankenkubota

    zero turn mowers EXPENSIVE

    Surprise. since retired, I try to buy nice used cars. Im finding out I have to spend 2 to 3 times what I spend for a car on a lawn mower! This time, I'm buying all new stuff! If I choose Kubota, it's 4 to 5 times as much! i'm going to have appx. 5 acres of pretty smooth grass to mow, just...
  29. Frankenkubota

    Free Roccks

    Delivery not an option
  30. Frankenkubota

    Impliment$ Harley Rake?

    Just like boats! You spend X on the boat and another X for all the goodies. Hee hee, I knew that going in but, when every time you point to a weed your buddy says, you gotta get that new wizz bang bush hog with the this and that and it痴 only $4000.00 or more, or less. Of course the other...
  31. Frankenkubota

    Diesel Storage Tank

    Ok, I give in. My jiggler syphon from hf was a pos, because of the packaging, and I致e spilled my last drop of fuel. Been shopping for storage tanks. My GC has a used cylindrical tank, appx 250 gals. I think that痴 too big plus, it痴 used. I saw some square plastic storage tanks on line for...
  32. Frankenkubota

    Duck Man

    I知 sorry folks. I can not use a computer, I pad, smart phone etc. I tried to fwd the link but I can稚. If you want to see something that is just simply a good way to start your day, search DUCKMAN I won稚 spoil it for you but it involves a middle aged man in downtown New York, I think. I am...
  33. Frankenkubota

    Metro vs SAE

    Now that痴 a conversation! Now, try to have a CIVIL OBJECTIVE conversation about it. My dad had a sign on his desk that said, don稚 confuse me with the facts, my mind is already made up. I知 not going to list the many reasons we should be on the metric system except to say, if you don稚 see the...
  34. Frankenkubota

    Will there be an autumn?

    Seems to me, as am avid weather watcher, that fall and spring are just fleeting memories. Or is it a case of an old man with Polly Anna memories? I remember summer breaking in NC about 9-15 and we would go into this glorious period of dry sunny weather. The humidity quit and we would go from...
  35. Frankenkubota

    Nyla nuts

    My mx5800 with fel is maybe 9 months old, appx 100 hours. Early on I noticed a number of bolts that had what I call nyla nuts on them, none tightened, not even close. I Looked yesterday and noticed one of the nuts had fallen off and of course disappeared. I guess the untightened Nyla nut and...
  36. Frankenkubota

    Cutting grass

    Need advice please. I致e got 3 acres under the power wires, duke power easement. Appx 250 yards long, 75 wide. Slopes away and to the left but not bad. I can稚 do much with the land except pay taxes, graze cattle, horses etc, maybe grow hemp? but no structures. I also have a 1 acre cleared...
  37. Frankenkubota

    Lock n lube grease gun fitting

    So sorry, I know there is a lock n lube thread but when I search I get threads about tires locking up etc. I do not interface well with technology, I AM A LUDDITE! With that said, my new lock n lube fitting quit on me. It was working fine, had 2 more zerks to do and noticed the grease coming...
  38. Frankenkubota

    FEL Camera

    I searched google for fel camera and came across a thread from tbn that was maybe 5 years old? A lot of good comments but I don稚 think anyone actually did it. I think One guy put a back up camera on his tractor. My neighbor just bought a backup camera from amazon for his truck, $100, blue...
  39. Frankenkubota

    Hog skat?

    Sorry folks. I searched hog and got lost etc. it痴 me, sorry because I know there has been discussion lately. I知 not a hunter butI know the term skat. Dog and I walk the same trail every morning. This morning I was greeted with quite a pile of skat? I知 deep in the woods, surrounded by woods...
  40. Frankenkubota

    Flat faced couplers

    Thx in advance... I致e hooked up the 4 in 1 bucket 4-6 times in last 6 months. Very first connection to couplers was a breeze. Next time couldn稚 get them to connect, like pushing against a brick wall. Read on internet to turn key to run but don稚 start. Then hit both 3rd valve buttons to...
  41. Frankenkubota

    Fueling M series tractor

    Good morning I have a 溺 series tractor, I guess that references the frame/chassis? I mention that to give you an idea of it size. The fuel filler cap, gas cap, is on the top of the hood, just off center. I知 67 but in pretry darn good shape. I dont have the strength I had but I do ok. I知...
  42. Frankenkubota

    Deer caught in fence. Happy Ending

    Has nothing to do with tractors but, I bet many of us have deer. Hope this works! Arron Crascall - Guys Free Deer Stuck On Fence | Facebook Update! So sorry. I’m clueless. There is a bunch Of other stuff following the deer video. I’ve never been on Facebook in my life. I honestly had no...
  43. Frankenkubota

    Pallet forks

    Need advice please. I tried to search the threads but I probably messed up, couldn稚 fire anything. I need to buy pallet forks with quick attach. I sort of know a guy at Skid Pro, I have their 4 in 1, and I have a note into him. They tend to be heavy, expensive and great products. I致e got...
  44. Frankenkubota

    Need advice. 釘ush Hog for tractor

    I have many acres covered with mature pine, 20 ft apart, but also over run with saplings, weedy trees. Rolling hill, kinda bumpy. I致e cleared about an acre or 2 by hand but all the boys are telling me .......bush hog. Here痴 what I don稚 understand, newby. If I pull a bush hog, I must plow...
  45. Frankenkubota

    Price Check 5 ft loader bucket

    New tractor included 5 ft bucket, quick attach. I have a 4 in 1 so, if I were to sell the kubota bucket, can someone tell me what it might be worth please? Thx
  46. Frankenkubota

    MX5800 oil change

    Just did the 50 hour on tractor, both hydraulic filters also. My first oil change was at art and bills enco in 1966. Since then I致e changed....a bunch. This was by far the easiest oil change ever, for me. A drive shaft runs thru the sump, externally thank goodness. Because of that there are...
  47. Frankenkubota

    Tractor Insurance for new buyers

    Hi all, Newby here giving advice but.......I might be new to tractors but, I've been around, a few times!!! I just bought an M series Kubota tractor from a dealer. There is a story there but I will save me it for another time. I paid cash so the transaction was simple. I shopped it pretty...
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    New member from North Carolina

    Hi everyone, thx for letting me in! I'm Dave, live in central NC. New to tractors and forums so please pardon my slip ups. I'm 67, retired field sales engineer, electronics, had my own little co. and got out early, 56. Been workin my as* off ever since. Lived in the woods in Oregon and...