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  1. Rock Crawler

    The new mess. Exmark Laser HP 23hp with weak hydraulic drive.

    I just picked up a few to good home Exmark Laser HD 23HP Kawasaki with 48" fab deck and has 740 hours on it. It has Hydro Gear 103-1942 hydraulic pumps and there are 2 hydraulic wheel motors. I'm new to screwing with zero turns and hydraulics, but here is what's going on.... from what I see, 700...
  2. Rock Crawler

    John Deere LA125 Lawn tractor 21HP B&S single crankshaft Oil Seal needed.

    I bought a clean used 570 hour John Deere LA125 with a bad head gasket for $150 a few weeks back. It had and held oil in it, but she smoked like nothing you have ever seen after around 3-4 minutes. So I ordered the head gasket, valve cover gasket, new oil filter, spark plug, fuel filter, I...
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    Bought a new L3560, state shut down the project. Sell or keep?

    I bought a BX25D initially and swapped it real fast to a new 2018 B2650 TLB and loved it until the rear end ring gear failed (under warranty), so I traded it for a new 2021 L3560 cab TLB. I have 125 hours on it, paid around $56K for it, and the state has come in and killed my project that was...
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    How to make a 12' to 15' light post?

    I purchased some solar LED 300W street lights to place along my driveway. What I did not think of was how to get a post to mount them to. I saw some Youtube videos where people tried 4x4 posts and they said that a 16' 4x4 stuck 3' into the ground with concrete swayed like the dickens in wind...
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    Hydraulic top link ball end liberated itself.

    My father was running the Kubota L3560 today and had the ball end of the hydraulic cylinder decide that it wanted to live free... so it escaped its life of bandage. So, can I buy a universal weld on ball and cage? My father is something else. He can break an agricultural machine designed to...
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    Help adding affordable top/tilt functions to 2002 Kubota MX5000

    My buddy has this near new tractor and is pondering adding a top and tilt to help with box and rear blade work. I know that some of you dudes have come up with more affordable methods of gathering the needed parts and pieces to get this type of job done. Kubota does still have kits that would...
  7. Rock Crawler

    Truck towing overloaded kills, driver gets felony charges.

    Here it is, the unicorn everyone asks about.... Where the driver gets charges based on an overloaded truck. https://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/2021/nov/23/truck-was-towing-double-max-weight-carson-city-cra/
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    What is needed to add stereo to Grand L cab?

    I just picked up my L3560 Grand L cab unit yesterday and it has the speakers and the blank cover over the hole for the stereo. I would like to add a Pioneer head unit to it, and the question is what do I need to buy besides just the head unit? I assume that I need a wire harness kit to tie into...
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    Ooops... I did it again. B2650 T/L/B to L3560LE-HSTC T/L/B

    The right side axle bearing failed allowing the pinion to ring gear mesh to change and wipe a couple teeth from the ring/bull gear on the 2018 B2650. So while the dealer has it under warranty getting a newcomplete set of right side parts loaded, I decided to take trade value (always leans...
  10. Rock Crawler

    JD 270 Series II skid steer?

    A buddy of mine has a JD 270 Series 2 (8500 lb tire machine) with just over 400 hours sitting in his barn. He has a new set of over the tire tracks and a 8 to 11 foot extend-a-hoe for it. He wants $12k for the whole set up. I've looked and saw that the original 200 skid steers were described...
  11. Rock Crawler

    Getting Wifi to detached shop 120 feet from house?

    My buddy has Comcast internet and wifi at his ex wife's house, he still pays. The parcel is split and his 40x60 shop is back and to the left of the house as your looking from the road. The front of the shop is about 100 feet behind the back wall of the house and the shop is about 40 feet to...
  12. Rock Crawler

    Woodmizer 40 1990 electro-hydraulic valves needed

    A body in me or trying to revive an old wiser 40 produced 11/1989. There's a bank of 4 valves at the front that control your hydraulics using an electric motor to generate hydraulic pressure. When you rotate the lever your rotating the centre shaft on the hydraulic valve and at the same time...
  13. Rock Crawler

    Bought my granddaughter her first Kubota!

    I stopped at M&R Power Equipment out in Butler Pa to grab some fluid and filters and they had just got in this toddler tractor and a larger peddle powered tractor. My 1 year old granddaughter isn't peddle material yet, she's about a month into walking... but for $79 I couldn't pass this bad boy...
  14. Rock Crawler

    Adding solar to dump trailer?

    I just ordered an Appalachian 14" dual ram dump trailer, the "Contractor Grade" in 12K gross, upgraded to 7G floor and G rated 235/85-16 with a spare. So, it's going to sleep out at the end of my driveway with my other trailers. I would like to apply a solar panel to the top of the...
  15. Rock Crawler

    Anyone dealt with bacterial meningitis (human)?

    My wife is in treatment currently for a 1-1-2020 attack/diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. It's a scary deal so far but we seem to be on the good side of the battle. She is on Vancomycin and Ceftriaxone (antibiotics) while we push the spinal fluid numbers down and fight the organism in her...
  16. Rock Crawler

    Security & Theft  B2650 and B3350 HST adjust made easy.

    I did a video showing what you need and where the parts are to easily adjust your HST pressure to the loader circuit. I had been asked multiple times to do this, so I was tweaking mine and made a simple video that helps those without the work shop manual. Kubota B2650 / B3350 Loader HST...
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    Tires  2018, 380 hour B2650 exhaust weld broke.

    I've got a year and a half old B2650 with just under 400 hours on it. Last Thursday I heard a metallic ringing sound, so I opened the hood and restarted the engine. I found that the weld on the outlet side of the muffler broke 360° at the muffler body to stub toe of weld. I contacted my dealer...
  18. Rock Crawler

    Mowing  2 years to get the wife on the B2650...

    Today my wife decided to bush hog the back pasture while I was doing some welding on her father's trailer. She will not back it up, but she mowed about half of the 5 acres. I posted pictures of her on FB and of course I got some A hole who said that he "wanted to see the bush on that hog". I'm...
  19. Rock Crawler

    How often do you change gear oil in PTO mowers?

    I was just thinking, I change the engine oil/filter and grease fittings religiously. But I kind of ignore the gear oil in the PTO driven gear boxes on my rotary and finish mower. Is there a "typical" amount of years or use that you personally apply as a preventative maintenance plan for your PTO...
  20. Rock Crawler

    What's the biggest and baddest Husqvarna garden tractor for 2019?

    I'm looking to update my garden tractor again, and want the best mixture of Kawasaki twin engine, heaviest duty rear axle/transmission, clear cut 54" fabricated deck and differential lock. Last year it was a variance of the TS354DX, has anything newer/bigger/better been hinted at for this...
  21. Rock Crawler

    Utility trailers, any bad ones?

    I'm shopping 7K gross tandem 6.5 and 7 for wide by 14 and 16 foot long utility trailers. Lamar, Quality Trailers, Sure Trac, Gator Made.... I realize that are a metal rectangle with round tires on the bottom.... But Quality Trailers does a dovetail. Some do full wrap frames to the axle...
  22. Rock Crawler

    New Kawasaki Mule Pro DX with Yanmar Diesel.

    I picked up my new Kawasaki last Friday and spent the day adding some cab enclosure accessories from Seizmik. It was ordered from the dealer with Kawasaki accessories as listed: Electric over hydraulic ram on dump bed (800 lb rated ram lift force) Curtis Industries under hood hot water cab...
  23. Rock Crawler

    Help. Ford 800 1940's? Carb needed.

    I'm looking for this carburetor for my Father-in-law's old broken tractor. I need it with throttle and choke on the right hand side of the mounted carb (right side of carb as viewed from the driver's seat) for what we think is a 1940's era, Ford 800, 4 cylinder gas engine. We did eBay a carb...
  24. Rock Crawler

    Kubota B2601 Loader Pressure Adjust

    My buddy at work has a 2018 Kubota B2601 and he was telling me that he is unhappy with the weak loader and general poor performance of the loader hydraulics. He was saying that he is considering trading it for a B2650 or an L2501 and taking a big loss on his nearly new B2601. So... I offered to...
  25. Rock Crawler

    Reasons not to buy an RTV 1100C?

    I was looking at the dealer Friday at the 2 seater for around $22,000 with plow, and the 4 seater for around $24,000 with plow to replace my 07 Rhino 660 SE. I would hope that it's able to be as rock solid, dead nuts reliable as a work machine hauling wood, hauling river rock, plowing and found...
  26. Rock Crawler

    Innovative garage door hinges save heat.

    I bought a set of garage door hinges after being angry that my heated garage is not doing a good job of keeping the heat in and the cold out. So after calling around to garage door companies with no good solutions and finally after going to Google.... I've discovered the Holy Grail of garage...
  27. Rock Crawler

    Bob_Bainbridge, How does your CC XT3 GSX cut?

    I saw a post where you say that you also have this machine. Mine is with the 54" fabricated deck, and I am very much not impressed. My nearly 700 hour old Craftsman (Husqvarna) with a 54" stamped deck mows at a much higher level of quality. It seems like the grass under the Cub gets blown...
  28. Rock Crawler

    Kubota B2601 Loader Pressure Relief spring location?

    My buddy has a newer B2601 that he wants to put gauges on and check/shim his loader hydraulics. As is his performance from the loader is such that he will stall out hydraulic lift/curl before ever getting the rear tires to come up. So I told him that I have the gage to install in line, but I am...
  29. Rock Crawler

    Rural king is even hitting the fairs.

    We're got our Rural King store in Monaca Pa just this spring. Here at the local fairgrounds there are always a handful of tractor dealers with some units on display. To my surprise, who else is here is Rural King! It looks like they are really trying to reach out to the rural public to show...
  30. Rock Crawler

    Anyone do a B2650 top and tilt 3-point kit?

    Is there a kit from anyone to add hydraulics and hardware for a complete top and tilt kit for my B2650? Or do I need to piece and part a kit together?
  31. Rock Crawler

    Kubota B2650 HST in neutral down paved road hills?

    I mow my father in laws 4 acres every 4 weeks or so with my B2650 HST, and instead of trailering it 4 miles I just drive over and do the job, and drive back to my home after. It takes as long to load and unload from the trailer as it does to just hammer down in high range and drive there. On...
  32. Rock Crawler

    Cub Cadet XT3 GSX or Husqvarna TS354XD?

    For mowing 3 acres on a consistent steep slope what would you choose between these two models? It doesn't seem that the Tuff Torq k66 is serviceable with a transmission filter, while the Cub Cadet uses a hydro Torq BDU 10 pump on a cast iron rear axle and has a spin-on filter so can be fully...
  33. Rock Crawler

    B2650 Stalls, no start for 10-15 min.

    I've noticed this only 2 times in the past, in cooler weather, while working the tractor hard. Normally if I stall it out while consistently keeping the engine under a heavy load and bogging it down it will re-start immediately. 2 times this spring it scared me a little as it would light the...
  34. Rock Crawler

    Cub Cadet GT2554 rebuild project

    I just went and picked up this Cub Cadet from an older gentleman in Ohio who had an engine fire on the top of the engine due to oil leak. He put the fire out before the fire destroyed the entire machine, but the air filter housing on top and the throttle and choke cables are destroyed. The...
  35. Rock Crawler

    Time between treating?

    So I sprayed with liquid a week ago, with Trimec Lawn Weed Killer, and my dandelion are wilting and curling up at this point and generally looking unhealthy. I have phase 1 crabgrass granular, if like to get that down as soon as possible since in the last week we went from winter to summer...
  36. Rock Crawler

    Help: Country Way 25 gallon / 7 foot sprayer

    I ran to Rural King with my son today and we grabbed a Rural King Country Way 12 volt, 25 gallon chemical sprayer. It has a boom across the rear with 2 nozzles, one at each outer end. Interestingly, they provide you a pair of unmarked grey nozzles and a pair of unmarked blue nozzles but in...
  37. Rock Crawler

    Mowing  Kubota B2650 not enough power for FDR2572 mower?

    It's my issue related to the size of the mower deck, or the slope of my yard? I'm pondering selling/trading this FDR2572 for a 60", but if I'm not going to see a serious change in performance, I'll just keep this 72". Please watch the video. Kubota B2650 with Land Pride FDR2572 in steep slope...
  38. Rock Crawler

    White oak removal with B2650?

    A neighbor is asking me about removing some white oaks that he had cut, he wants the root balls removed, not ground down. I implored him to call in a tree grinder guy, but he says that he's done it before and it brings insects and eventually sink holes. He is dead set on digging the balls out...
  39. Rock Crawler

    Kubota B2650 50 hour full service done, and a question.

    The question... I saw no mention of an HST screen like what my old BX25D had in the rear axle hydraulic system. Does the spin on suction filter replace that screen, or is the screen there and eluding me? What I did: Yesterday I was at 48.7 hours, so I pulled the tractor into the shop and did a...
  40. Rock Crawler

    Kubota B2650 with Land Pride FDR2572, and LP cut quality?

    I've got a line on a really nice (used) FDR2572 finish mower a couple hours away and I made the deal to go pick it up tomorrow (Friday) evening. My only concern is that I side slope mow my property on a 16ー angle and I'm wondering of a 720 LB 3 point mower may try to man-handle the tractor on...
  41. Rock Crawler

    Aerator/Seeding/roller use and procedure?

    I have about 3 acres, 0.5 acres of 28 year old SOD that is treated 2 times a year by a company I pay $85 each time, and then 2.5 acres of what once was a hay or straw pasture. I keep all mowed short and tight. What I want to do is convert the 2.5 acres less into broad leaf and wild grass and...
  42. Rock Crawler

    Rear Finish Mower  72" Woods PRD7200 vs TS and RK and???

    I have a B2650, 19.5 PTO HP. I am looking at buying a 3 point 72" finish mower for my manicured lawn. It will not be cutting inches of grass, I cut 2 times a week (4-5 day intervals) during the fast growing season, and once a week to 10 days when it is getting dry in the summer. So HP...
  43. Rock Crawler

    Kobalt/Greenworks/Snapper electric chainsaws recalled

    FYI Guys RECALL: Chain brake guard on cordless electric chainsaws could fail by Jasmine Anderson Sunday, February 4th 2018 (WEAR) —*Thousands of chainsaws are being recalled due to a defect. According to the*Consumer Product Safety Commission, the chain brake guard in the cordless electric...
  44. Rock Crawler

    B2650 Alternator Output for LED Lights?

    I have the WSM for the machine, but if it ever discusses the amperage/wattage availability of the charging system, I'm missing it. I'm trying to learn what the charging system puts out, and what is available for me to consume with the addition of NiLight LED lights. I'm looking at adding 4 x...
  45. Rock Crawler

    My initial thoughts on the B2650 TLB

    I made a quick video taking about my new 2018 B2650 TLB. If you have interest, check it out and comment. 2018 Kubota B2650 initial review and thoughts. - YouTube
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    Backhoe  B2650 first time putting backhoe on.

    I bought my B2650 6 days ago, and 4 days ago I removed the backhoe so that I could mount the 3 point "stuff" and hook up to my 72" rear blade to play in the snow. So, the snow has passed and I wanted to get the backhoe back inside the warm garage and not laying out in the UV and moisture. So...
  47. Rock Crawler

    Canopy  B2650 deluxe fiberglass canopy vs Sunshade?

    The Sunshade is $437 vs the Deluxe Fiberglass is $322. What are the differences, I do not have pictures in the "Build my Kubota" page to help me decide. I think I want to call the dealer this week while they are building the tractor and add one of the 2. Is one better than the other for some...
  48. Rock Crawler

    Why buying your first tractor is a horrible idea.

    So, I will start with saying that before last year, I had no desire to own a "real" tractor. I had always been fine with my large retail store garden tractor, like my Craftsman (Husqvarna) 26HP GT. But something happened last summer and I started to fixate on buying a tractor and the things I...
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    The B2650 count down has begun!

    I may not survive the next 7 days! My B2650 is officially in the garage at M&R Kubota in Butler, PA. To begin the build. This is a B2650 with 60" loader and 3rd function for a grapple, backhoe with 16" bucket and thumb, Kubota wheel spacers, the fancy-pants upgraded 3 point stuff, and the big...
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    Kubota B2650 HST TLB Open platform purchase

    I am putting together a deal on a new B2650HSD TLB unit. The deal is breaking down as follows: B2650HSDBase Price + R4 Loaded $16652 LA534A Loader $3208 B2366-MECH Kubota SSQA Kit $432 B2356-60" Light Material Bucket $559 B7308A-3RD 3rd Function ROPS mounted $799 BH4962 Backhoe Subframe Kit...
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    Mig porosity out of nowhere?

    Last night a buddy drops a grapple off that he tore the grapple up-stops off of the frame. So I take the stop brackets and take a 7" grinder and clean the old weld material off as well as the paint. Then I take the grinder and a 4" flapper and clean the mounting point of the grapple frame of old...
  52. Rock Crawler

    Craigslist Finds (Steals and Deals)

    I see this type of post on other forums and I was just browsing the Pittsburgh PA area CL page and saw this John Deere and thought that maybe someone here would like this deal. It seems really cheap for loader, backhoe and MMM with just 1,140 hours. Anyways, if you run across a kill deal on a...
  53. Rock Crawler

    BX25 Tires slipping, moving RimGard into tubes.

    My BX25 does primary duty as a dirt digger/mover and when I bought it (used) a month back I had the tires filled with Rim Guard immediately. I run the recommended 18PSI front and 22PSI rear pressure. I was noticing at first that the wheels would chatter and slip/catch/slip in the wheel causing...
  54. Rock Crawler

    How big of step from BX25 to B2650 TLB?

    The question is how big of a step up is it in loader/backhoe digging ability when moving from the SCUT BX25D to the CUT B2650? My primary use is finish mowing lawn (2.5 acres) and then the other use is digging virgin dirt from one spot to fill or transition to another spot for landscape reasons...
  55. Rock Crawler

    Would you buy your Kioti (or another) again?

    Just wondering if the masses of Kioti owners have put thousands of hours of work on their machines and feel that they have a great long term hard working and reliable machine and would go back and make that same purchase choice again, or if they would not. I would discount opinions from those...
  56. Rock Crawler

    BX25D custom enhanced HST fan shield and bucket D-Rings

    After having a stick go into the HST cooling fan on day 3 of owning the BX25, and going through the process of replacing it... I decided that I needed to modify the factory steel shield so that it continued forward and upward to more adequately close off access to that area. Since I do not...
  57. Rock Crawler

    Heard interesting (negative) Kioti issue from dealer who dropped them.

    So, yesterday before I thought I would call Bruno's and ask about a price for Kioti CK2610 and the fellow informed me that they no longer carry Kioti. I asked why, and he told me that they had sold a good number of Kioti products, and a small number that had issues that came back were unable to...
  58. Rock Crawler

    Operating on steep hills and Engine/HST oil starvation?

    A fellow was at my property yesterday and we took a ride to look at the logging trails that I am repairing with my tractor and he brought up a question that nor him nor I really know the answer to. His comment was about the angle I am working on, call it 35-40 degrees, and what is happening with...
  59. Rock Crawler

    Loader  BX25 Loader bucket position while using backhoe?

    My father owned a home construction for years and used large equipment, one item was a large old Case loader/backhoe that they used on job sites. So when I picked this little Kubota BX25 up, he was happy to come over and show me how to use it. He told me that they always put the loader bucket...
  60. Rock Crawler

    New BX25 owner, first weekend adventures.

    We got the BX last week used with 93 hours on the clock and noted that the 50 hour service was not completed. So the start was to run to a dealer and buy all fluids for engine, front axle and rear axle as well as all filters including the 2 fuel filters. Around $300 later we were off to the...
  61. Rock Crawler

    How to convert BX25 to SSQA?

    I just picked up a real cherry 2013 BX25 with 92 hours on the clock, and being an older model it has a pin on loader bucket. I would like the option of dropping a SSQA bucket and mounting up a small grapple (Everything Attachments). So what is the easiest way to do this? I do weld, plasma, grind...
  62. Rock Crawler

    2013 Kubota BX25 90 hours buy price?

    Okay, so yesterday I get a lead on a tractor.... because you know.... I've been talking about buying a tractor to anyone who will listen for at least 2 months and everyone knows I am looking..... anyways, there was a death in a family, the grandfather had 2013 BX25 TLB (Not a D, and no mower)...
  63. Rock Crawler

    10 year old Kubota bx24 price check.

    I've come across a ten-year-old, 2007 Kubota bx24 tractor , MMM, loader and backhoe for $10,000. The unit has eight hundred hours on the clock. Both the backhoe bucket and the front end loader bucket appear to be well used, the radiator shroud is cracked, and some of the plastic rear fender...
  64. Rock Crawler

    Are digital hour meters RPM dependant?

    I've read that the service intervals on tractors with a mechanical hour meter are based on crank shaft revolutions, and as such if you typically run at say 3/4 of rated operating RPM, an hour of real life use equals 3/4 of an hour on your meter. Are the new modernized digital meters also tied to...
  65. Rock Crawler

    Modern equal to mythical Stihl 026 chainsaw?

    My father bought a Stihl 026 back around 1990, we estimate 1990 as the latest possible year as that was when he built his house out on farm property and had the saw. He thinks it may have been purchased a year or two earlier. The saw has been a total beast, a workhorse that has no equals. This...
  66. Rock Crawler

    25HP HST tractors and low range speed.

    This is my second post in this section as I examine options with new tractors in the 25/26 HP range. I initially thought a SCUT would be what I wanted, but after going out and looking at them, I'm at the decision that a small CUT is more realistic. I went and test drove a LS XJ2025 up in...
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    South west PA and steep hills with a SCUT?

    I have a 15 acre total size property with 3 that are grass. The general slope that we are built on is 15-17 degrees with steeper areas that are right near 45 degrees. Since 1990 we have been playing around with different things, first was a Kawasaki Bayou 300 4x4 ATX with a 54" Kimpex 12HP...
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