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  1. sodamo

    Scag died

    2007 Scag SCZ-36A 19KAI w/ Kawasaki FH580V-AS33 Cranks but not fire/start, even with starter fluid New plugs, gapped .30 New ignition coils gapped Good spark both cylinders. Cleaned contacts, voltage regulator Fuel system Both tanks removed, flushed New connectors New 1/4 in fuel lines New...
  2. sodamo

    BX Parking Indicator

    Installed parking break light on Sophie’s BX Light with alarm. Not constant, blinks on and off. Magnetic switch on pedal. Not happy with wiring as it is connected to battery for now. Would prefer to find a keyed circuit. Pulled cover on fuse block, but no obvious way for a new connection. Is...
  3. sodamo

    Dealer  XR4140 stalling

    Was experiencing intermittent stalling. Run for some random period of time then engine would go into limp mode 1500 rpm but no code. Sometimes it would rev back to normal. That progressed to going into limp then actually stall. Replaced my fuel filter, even got new sensor unit. Seemed to...
  4. sodamo

    BX fuel filter

    Anyone who has had to deal with the BX fuel filter knows it can be a PITA endeavor if you need to deal with the filter under the frame under the seat. Solution: add a fuel separator/filter and shut off in a more convenient location. I used a kubota part...
  5. sodamo

    Oil Cooler

    The oiler cooler on my LS xr4140H is leaking again. The original was replaced under warranty. Went to a radiator shop in hopes it might be repairable - nope. This is what it is
  6. sodamo

    MT125 Quote

    Got a quote from our new LS dealer. Basically I’m looking for the 125/ R4, mid mount mower, FEL with quick attach. Only FEL hydraulics. Seems very high to me, especially the base/subtotal prices. Was thinking bottom line more like 19-20K total, around 16k subtotal. Comments?
  7. sodamo

    Mid Mount Mower

    Wife is hinting that she’d like to replace her Craftsman 54” mower with something like the MT125. I think she wants your own FEL to play with. 🤙 Her mowing area is about 6 acres of reclaimed pasture, quite rough in places, not particularly level with slopes and swales. I often mow it with my...
  8. sodamo

    Scag ZCat throwing belt

    As title says, SCAG ZCat, with 36in deck is throwing the deck belt. Nothing I see as obvious. Basically will throw within minutes of starting to mow. I thought I might have heard something of a click just prior to this last time. Grass was dry, going downslope, grass neither very tall or dense...
  9. sodamo

    Pallet fork time

    Got a delivery of lumber and some sheet goods from Lowes yesterday. Today had to unbundle and get the sheet goods into the tractorshed. Love my pallet forks and talented wife who was a major help
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    Tires  R1 to R4

    Wife finally gave it to me today. She has had it with the way the R1 tires chew up the property. I have to agree. Especially this time of year the ground is soft from rainy season. Simply driving from point A to point B leaves a tracts. To be honest, I think they even spin easier (more often)...
  11. sodamo

    Cottage Carport

    I’m drawing up my future carport for my cottage. More than parking cars, the intent is capture rainwater for catchment storage. You can see the 3k gal tank in pic. Roof will be 26 gauge corrugated steel on 2x4 rafters, no underlay, .5-12 slope. Prefer 8’ headroom on entry, 7ft in rear allowing...
  12. sodamo

    Adding fuse panel

    Anyone added another fuse panel to an LS, especially XR4100? As part of my sunshade plan, I will be adding front& rear cameras and monitor, internet antenna, uSB charging port, fan, maybe lights. Near as I can tell there is only one spare/unused cicuit in current fuse box. Seems the cab modules...
  13. sodamo

    Cutting corrugated roofing

    Have the opportunity to get some 29 gauge galvalume roofing panels for my carport project. Challenge is the panels are 12ft and I’m planning on 26 ft , meaning I would need to cut 4 panels 3 times resulting in 16 3ft sections. What would be best way to make such cuts resulting in nice clean...
  14. sodamo

    CK30 no longer in a box

    Back in 2005 I started a thread CK30 in a box, which involved shipping my brand new CK30 to Hawaii. So much has transpired since then, much had been documented here on TBN. What an impressive tool, helper in building our house. A few bumps along the way were posted as well. It is with very...
  15. sodamo

    Building my sunshade

    Would really like a sunshade for my new LS XR4140H. Would be easy to have cab envy, but I don’t have to move snow and most of my tractor time the temps are in 70’s, rarely hitting 81°F. If I had a cab, that might mean I’d have to mow in the rain, but the fields are to slippery when wet. That...
  16. sodamo

    Minor hydraulic leak

    So this leak has been bugging me a few months on my CK 30Hst Mostly just drops, but more when backhoe was engaged. As you can see, looks like some distortion. More exactly a protected location. Was a bit concerned how much fluid I’d lose taking apart, but quite minor, few tablespoons at...
  17. sodamo

    Decals

    As picture shows, I busted the Guide Lever plastic on my CK30HST. Have replacement on order from MIE, but I don’t know if it comes with decals. At this point, assuming not. Any suggestions how to remove and reapply the old ones? Would be happy just to get the major sections, doesn’t have to be...
  18. sodamo

    Name for this?

    What is the perforated metal used in the bonnet/grill of many tractors. Same stuff seems to be in my LS, was in my Case DX and I need to repair/replace a small piece on front on my Kioti. Here is a side panel of same
  19. sodamo

    Not a cup holder

    Borrowing from neverfailyou in another thread. My Non cup holders. 6 in x 4 in pvc U Bolt - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BPK8F6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1 1x1 alum angle (1 1/2x 1 maybe better Conduit clamp straightened. All painted black Mounted Hook for...
  20. sodamo

    Cup Holder

    Really enjoying my XR4140H, however it doesn’t have a cup holder. What solutions have been tried?
  21. sodamo

    LS Corporate

    Below is a copy of an email and sent to LS that I wrote over 3 weeks ago. I do believe I have allowed allowed adequate time for a response, or at least an acknowledgement. NOTHING “I am a very new LS XR4140H owner. So new I haven’t taken delivery yet. No complaints about my small, fairly new...
  22. sodamo

    LS Email

    Anyone wit the LS USA Hq email address? Sent inquiry from website no response. Of course with those one never knows.
  23. sodamo

    3-Point Hitch  XR4140 Top n Tilt

    Any know cylinder lengths for TNT for XR4140? I plan to to reuse TnT from my Kioti: Top cylinder is 16 inches, 21 inches closed pin center to pin center. Tilt cylinder is 8.5 inches 15 inches from pin center to middle hole.
  24. sodamo

    Price Check  2016 XR4140H

    Just got quote from local dealer $25625 plus tax. Brochure standard w/ FEL and R1 Ag tires. This is new, in warehouse. Are there any differences between 2016 vs 2019? I suspect this price is high to some, living in middle of Pacific ocean on an island does that. Should I decide to order I would...
  25. sodamo

    Tires  Ag vs Industrial tires

    Looking at XR4140H. I’ve only run R4 industrial tires on both my Kioti CK30 and Case DX35, so was leaning that way. The available LS comes with Ag tires with no apparent, easy trade out. This is a small dealer. Anyone with experience that can give me some insight on the Ag tires. I am concerned...
  26. sodamo

    CK30 overheating

    Yup, overheating. Fan belt quite worn, replaced with Napa A41 Replaced thermostat with one from O’Reillys. I drilled a weep hole in flange area. Was a hair smaller diameter but right temp. Great fit. Cut my own gasket. Ran it about an hour and needle steady between the dots.
  27. sodamo

    Ck30 Hydraulic filter assembly

    Well, not good. Managed to break the hydraulic filter assembly on my CK30. Anyone replace before? T2195-38111 seems to be the part number. Also any ideas on possible bypass in order to get tractor in a more workable place?
  28. sodamo

    Backhoe  Backhoe Control Valve

    KB2375 Control valve Nimco CV-556 (I think) Anyone know of a replacement for this valve? Or a description of what to look for in a replacement.
  29. sodamo

    DX 35 wont start

    Not a successful day with my tractor, Case DX35 So when I went to start it, the starter clicked, just like a low battery. Tried jumping, but no luck. Put the charger on overnight even though battery showed 12.5 vdc. Today all I got was a single click. Cleaned and tightened the posts and...
  30. sodamo

    Generator water pump

    Perhaps not the most correct forum, but I have a 24kw generator, built in Phoenix from mostly Chinese components. The engine is a Yangdong YSD490ZLD diesel. The water pump went bad. At this point, the dealer, Affordable Generators in Phoenix has not been helpful with a replacement, saying not...
  31. sodamo

    Off grid Generator Imbalance

    While not a tractor topic, I consider TBN to be a superb brain trust. Last year in a feeble attempt to improve my offgrid setup (10kw PV, 3 MX60s, 4 FX3048, x240, Mate3), I decided to upgrade my generator. Old Genset : 24kw, New Holland Shanghai diesel engine, Monicom control panel, 25 gal...
  32. sodamo

    Solar Pool heater

    Pool is L shaped, about 39k gallons. Not looking to do a major heat, but my thinking is if I can achieve maybe 3 degrees or so above air temp then ought to be pleasant. Not being in postcard Hawaii, our daytime temps average in 70's. Yearly low, a rare 59 and high of 81. Want to hook a solar...
  33. sodamo

    Emergency alert systems for individuals

    Looking for feedback on this. MIL will be 84 in 2 weeks, lives alone, small town in NJ, closest relative about half hour away, not close to any of her neighbors. Very adamant that she is NOT moving no matter what all her kids say. Has the usual array of aging issues, diabetes, blood pressure...
  34. sodamo

    Workshop Expansion

    When I designed the house, I reasoned a 24x42 garage would be ample - 8 ft on the house end for a bathroom, pantry, and laundry, the next 24 ft would be a double garage space for 2 vehicles, leaving me with 10x24 for my workshop. Now the fact that I had never had neither a garage nor workshop...
  35. sodamo

    Backhoe removal

    My neighbor recently bought a L35 with a BT900 backhoe. Any hints on removal? He needs to mount his recently acquired Deere 25a flail Thanks David Sent from my iPad using TractorByNet
  36. sodamo

    How do you use your phone camera

    Didn't want to steal from JDGreens thread, but it did give me an idea. Personally, since getting my 1st iPhone I've taken thousands of pics. Wife takes a bunch on her iPhone as well. Most any projects gets at least a few shots, even more if I want to document for some reason. Unbelievable to...
  37. sodamo

    Sad Day

    Brought her home when just 5 weeks old, the runt and last of her litter to leave - way too soon. She lived a great life. Got to travel a bit. Terrific Mom to 6 youngins. A number of companions along the way, but none that ever replaced her Jack, who passed way too young. She took to...
  38. sodamo

    Backfilling rake

    Whenever I backfill with my bucket I have a tendency to leave "bucket divots" :( not much better using the backhoe. Back a few years ago when building our house, I welded a quick attach frame to a 3pt quick hitch in order to use my extended boom pole as a lift from my FEL, worked very well and...
  39. sodamo

    Electrical Run - ground wire question

    In the process of taking my cottage off is standalone solar PV electric and hooking in to my main system at the house. You can see the trench work here: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/kioti-owning-operating/245828-kb-2375-trench.html I am running approx 375 ft of #2 copper from my main...
  40. sodamo

    Stuck Dozer - Help

    I have a neighbor that bought a used dozer a couple months ago. It is a Cat, but built for the navy, single ram 4 way on front. Forget the number, but neighbor says it is about size of a D7. It is tall! He hired a couple of experienced guys to do some clearing with it while he was on the...
  41. sodamo

    KB 2375 trench

    I mentioned in my thread concerning the control valve that I would post pics of my trench work, so here goes The project is to connect the electrical from my cottage to the main house. Rough measure is about 375 feet of wire. I will bury two, 2 inch conduits in about 300 feet of trench. Only...
  42. sodamo

    KB2375 control valve

    After not using my backhoe for the past year, this week I was ready to start a major trenching project. Finally, got the hoe mounted and about the 3rd attempt to scoop some dirt all H broke loose - hydraulic fluid. Appears that some sort of plastic/nylon piece broke in the Boom portion of the...
  43. sodamo

    CK30 Ignition switch replacement

    Been a number of threads on this topic, some I've even contributed. Today I FINALLY replaced my switch. The replacement has a newer part number so I'm hopeful it is an improved version. The main point I want to make is how EASY this is to do. Not even a 5 minute job. Perhaps most difficulty was...
  44. sodamo

    TBN on iPad 2

    Just awesome. Even better than on iPhone4
  45. sodamo

    Don't take your tractor...

    Can't shovel it like your snow either, but it's what we got :thumbsup: USGS pics TV video
  46. sodamo

    Neutralizing cigarette smoke

    The thread title is my goal. My Dad was a lifelong heavy smoker, it's contributing factor noted on his death certificate. Anyway, after his passing we were fortunate in that we inherited a number of items, nick-nacks, etc that we'd like to display in our home in honor of my parents. These...
  47. sodamo

    The grass is greener...

    Reading some posts, I get the impression some of my fellow TBNers mayhaps be at their limit with shoveling, blading, blowing, or otherwise dealing with the seasonal white stuff. Been about 5 1/2 weeks since my knee replacement and time to get back on the tractor. Mowed for about 3 hours today...
  48. sodamo

    Knee replacement

    Wasn't sure but maybe this belonged under Customization :) Tentatively scheduled for 4th of Jan for a partial knee replacement in Honolulu. It will be the British model- has a bearing, but I don't know about a zerk LOL Any comments and words of wisdom from those who have gone before me...
  49. sodamo

    New Seat

    Got tired of the "wet sponge" effect due to the cracked vinyl, ehh leatherette, of the original seat. Replaced it with this one with armrests. I like it. :thumbsup:
  50. sodamo

    Just another "tool box"

    Over the years I read with considerable interest (and some envy) the great tool box solutions posted as I've never been real happy with the minuscule offering on my Kioti CK30. While it's really nice to have tools for the tractor readily available, I find that I also need some for another...
  51. sodamo

    TnT - it works

    After 8.06 inches of rain this weekend, effectively canceling any work :laughing:, today the sun came out, I got my rake hooked up and the driveway dressed - before and after shots. At this point, I'm spoiled, hydraulic links are the way to go. Thanks again to MtnViewRanch for building my HSL.
  52. sodamo

    Only in...

    So I'm at a small pot luck get together this afternoon. A rather eclectic collection of folk where not everyone knows everyone, but at a common friend's house. So as a small group are sitting around talking about what we are about. Mark talks about all the dirt he's moving with his recently...
  53. sodamo

    Tractor News  DX35

    Headed out to look at a 2007 DX35, 330 hrs, LX116 loader, 1 yo Woods BB60x cutter - $15K. Comments?
  54. sodamo

    Depreciated value BX2350

    Getting a quote from local dealer on a BX2350 w 60" MMM, LA243 Loader. This is supposedly "new" but been in stock a couple of years. Of course I want to find out what year it is and how many hours on it. If it is 2 or 3 years old, how much should I depreciate it's value? What might be a ballpark...
  55. sodamo

    BX23

    I come on bended knee, seeking the wisdom of my fellow TBNers: Looking at a BX23 with LA210 Loader, & BT600 backhoe. It's a 2005, 317 hours and only used with loader/backhoe digging trenched and dirt moving, no mower. Asking price is $11,000 I'm looking for a smallish tractor for my wife to...
  56. sodamo

    Personal Weather stations

    Was wondering how many here have their own weather station? Data available online? I have a Davis Wireless Vantage Pro2 with the WeatherlinkIP. Kinda a birthday present to myself last year. Wish I had gotten it years ago. Several of my local friends have a unit installed and we compare...
  57. sodamo

    Any idea what this is... help

    Definitely not a tractor attachment LOL Anyway, a friend sent me these pics, looking for any clue as to identity and use. It has D.R.G.M. (Deutsche Reich Gebraumeister) numbers, signifying that it is pre WWII.
  58. sodamo

    My Pool Project

    Took way longer (9 months) and $$$ than expected but it is about 98% done. Here is link to pics of the process, including shots of my Kioti making contributive effects: Pool Build pictures We do enjoy it. David
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    Backhoe  Backhoe bucket

    I have a Kioti backhoe - 2375 with 16 in bucket. Shouldda bought the 8in too, but didn't. Anyone know if this is some sort of a standard bucket as to pins/mounting? I have a friend with a Kubota who's offered to lend me his 8 in bucket if it fits. As for the future, I'd also keep an eye out for...
  60. sodamo

    Front wheels locked

    CK30HST, 487 hours. Helping dig our pool today - I get to move the spoils. Lots of repetitive forward and reverse over short distance to load and empty bucket. While reversing, my front wheels just locked up. Was in 4wd at the time. Shifted out of 4wd, but to no avail other than I can't seem to...
  61. sodamo

    CK30HST Dead

    Here's the situation: :confused: Battery low, so figured a jump from a standalone battery I've used for such. My "helper" apparently crossed the jumpers, resulting in a spark at battery and when correctly connected, no indication of electrical power. Gave up - on to next task. I have since...
  62. sodamo

    KIOTI Fireplace

    Not to sure the wife is gonna let me install it this way :D :D :D David
  63. sodamo

    Cast Iron - lost its elegance

    I have a commercial gas range, nice big heavy cast iron burners. Unfortunately, while in storage, they rusted. Was able to clean off the rust - only surface rust, but that has left me with some rather ugly, non black burners. I emailed the manufacturer and asked how I could restore them and was...
  64. sodamo

    Ignition switch problem

    CK30HST, nearing 400 hours. Had this problem before, but it went away for a bit. I thought it was a moisture problem, but now my baby sits under a nice roof. PROBLEM: When I turn the ignition key on to the point when the glow indicator shows and hour meter shows, the point just before turning...
  65. sodamo

    An Inconvenience :)

    After nearly 320 "problem-free", hardworking hours on my CK30HST, today I was forced to spend some repair dollars. Seems that some time back, I picked up a sizable piece of metal in my left front tire. I removed it, inserted 3 plugs and have worked as long as I pumped up the tire - until today...
  66. sodamo

    CK30 at work

    Thought I also add some action shots These are from a task today - placing a 6X16X24 ft beam. Forks sure are handy. David
  67. sodamo

    Alternative power Kioti style

    Here's a pic of my CK30 lifting solar panels to be installed on the tractor shed. David
  68. sodamo

    KB2375 assist

    OK, not feeling too bright about now My backhoe has been unmounted since November as I've been busy brushhogging etc. Today I needed to move the backhoe in order to form up a slab in the area. I figured best way was to remount, that way I could also do some trench and drainage work. For some...
  69. sodamo

    Just another day in the life...of my CK30HST

    OK, I'm REALLY trying not to gloat, but the story HAS to be told (shown) Tractor arrives for pickup of the 40 ft container in background.
  70. sodamo

    Turning 100

    Break out the hats and quarts of new oil - my CK30 turned 100 (hrs) today. Here's a pic of her about an hour before, enjoying the journey. David
  71. sodamo

    Tach reads Zero

    Just as I was about to finish brush hogging today, I looked at the tach and was surprised it was on the Zero. After shutting her down, I restarted - still zero. I'm guessing there might be a loose connection someplace? Anyone else have this happen? CK30HST - 84 hours. David
  72. sodamo

    CK30 Throttle

    Am I the only one that finds the throttle a bit stiff? No problem decreasing RPMs, I can do so quite smoothly and no great effort, but increasing is quite another story. It's like the lever is stuck, reqiring much greater pressure than to decrease. Often times, I'll even use two hands, but still...
  73. sodamo

    Setting posts

    I'm about to start building my tractor/utility shed. Basically, this is an overbuilt carport, with a 20 ft container under one side, the other side is an open bay. The roof will become home to my solar (PV) panels, and possibly a solar HW system - rational for over built. Anyway, here's what I...
  74. sodamo

    Auger Extension

    I have to sink nine 4in pipes 56 inches deep in 12 inch holes as supports for my tractor/utility shed. Requirement is 1/2 the above ground height has to be in the ground (112 / 2 = 56). These are 12in diameter holes and will be filled with concrete. My 12in auger for 3pt phd is only 45 inches...
  75. sodamo

    CK30 in Hawaii

    My move to Hawaii has marked another milestone - wife, 2 dogs, and 2 cats are now permanently there. Unfortunately, I returned Monday to Atlanta to finish up some odds and ends and sell the house. I did get about 12 hours seat time and thought I "owed" TBN a few pics. My wife does require...
  76. sodamo

    Boom pole stinger

    I'm interested in putting together a stinger similar to one in photo, but instead of bolting to the FEL bucket, I'm thinking I can use my boom pole and either attach to my fork attachment or perhaps find a way to directly use the ATI quick attach (without buying another ATI bracket). While my...
  77. sodamo

    When you miss your Kioti most...

    Although a very new owner, I have already learned the answer.. when your Kioti is in a box traveling cross country and your main sewer line developes an unclearable obstruction. Yessireee, my shiny new CK30 started it's cross country journey last Tuesday - and Thursday morning the slow...
  78. sodamo

    CK30 in a box

    Thought I might show my CK30 in a somewhat different view - in the container, getting ready to ship to Hawaii. David
  79. sodamo

    Broke my Hydrolic

    Sad to say, but while attempting to learn how to handle my backhoe controls, I may have smashed the top hydrolic fitting on the left stabilizer. see pics 2 & 3. My question is of those that may have a 2375 hoe. As you can see in attached pic, the fitting is oriented inside, toward the frame...
  80. sodamo

    Got my Kioti Cap

    Sure did, and so did my wife. They came this afternoon with a very nice CK30HST and a bunch of goodies.
  81. sodamo

    CK30HST Inspection/Intro

    I'm expecting delivery of my brand new CK30HST at the end of the week. Before delivery, my wife and I will go to the dealers site for intro and training. I made this as part of the deal for a couple of reasons: 1. Where we live, only .2 acre lot, virtually no opportunity to play, I mean...
  82. sodamo

    Oh what a CK30 day!!!

    Well after much research, dealer visits, hours of TBN reading, today, I placed a deposit on my CK30. Expected delivery mid March. This is what I'm getting: Kioti CK30 Hydro / 4WD / R4 Tires / Foldable ROPS / Kioti KL130 Front End Loader with 60” Bucket with Double Chain Hooks/...
  83. sodamo

    Liking the CK30

    Yesterday, I visited another Kioti dealer - one that has a CK30HST on the yard. Today, my wife was talking about how nice it would be doing the yard, once she got HER tractor. I'll take that as meaning her approval. She had never driven a tractor until yesterday. I think this tractor will...
  84. sodamo

    Another Newbie seeking comments

    OK, been lurking awhile and learning LOTS. Never had a tractor before other than 2 wheel thing-a-ma-gig and sears riding mower we had on 100 acres in Maine growing up. I think my parents figured the longer it took us to do things, the less trouble we might get in. So the twist to my situation...
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