Finally a KUBOTA owner!

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Picked up this 2004 Grand L3130 shuttle shift yesterday! 900 hours, documentation of services and the dates of service. Payed $13,800 plus a 3 hour drive one way to get it!

No implements yet. Got to decide between a 5’ or 6’ brush cutter, then a grapple and extra hookup to run it. IMG_2481.JPGIMG_2483.JPGIMG_2485.JPGIMG_2486.JPGIMG_2484.JPGIMG_2487.JPG
 
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It will make you smile. Even when your not on it.
 
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Just think of all the projects you have been wanting to do...

Congrats!
 
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That is a great tractor for that price. Congratulations ! Nice size as well.
 
  
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Thanks fellas! I started to buy one 3 or 4 years back but was talked out of it. My uncle said I could use his... Well he issues it for his business and is an hour away. So now I don’t have to worry about that.

Very excited to finally have it! Now to get another shed built for it ( this one is for my fire wood just empty at the moment)
 
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I owned a 2006 L3430 which is the same tractor as yours except with a few extra HP. I used it for 10 trouble free years and put 850 hours on it before trading for my current MX5800. I got very near what I paid for it on the trade! I really liked the 3430 and would still have it if my current projects didn't require more HP.

There is a lot of useful information here at TBN on the L3X30 series. Take care of her and she will return the favor.
 
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Very excited to finally have it! Now to get another shed built for it ( this one is for my fire wood just empty at the moment)

I was going to say build another shed for your firewood since it looks like that one is the right size. But I noticed you ROPs are down. IMHO the shed should be tall enough so you can keeep the ROPs up so you don’t have to raise it all the time (or forget to raise it the day you needed it up).
 

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Yep... mine is lintel above my tractor garage is 3/4 of an inch too low to leave he ROPS up... it supports a concrete slab floor above.

However I have it on good authority the 3/4" shortfall can be overcome with little effort as in driving in and forgetting to lower the ROPS and popping a wheelie!!!
 

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:thumbsup: Wishing hours and hours good set time ahead.
 

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Picked up this 2004 Grand L3130 shuttle shift yesterday! 900 hours, documentation of services and the dates of service. Payed $13,800 plus a 3 hour drive one way to get it!

No implements yet. Got to decide between a 5 or 6 brush cutter, then a grapple and extra hookup to run it. View attachment 526562View attachment 526563View attachment 526564View attachment 526565View attachment 526566View attachment 526567

And just think, you don't have to worry about regeneration and you have a well proven platform with zero bugs to worry about. Have fun but be careful at the same time. Do you have any counterweight for loader work? In other words, are the rear tires loaded or do you have wheel weights. If not, keep an implement on the 3 point during loader work.

Kevin
 
  
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I plan to do a taller shed. ROPS are up and in place and probably won’t come back down, no need to.

I don’t have tires loaded yet, but will get that done. Got to find out how.

Just found a hydro leak on the line with the red cap hanging off it in the photo. ( magnified the area of the leak) IMG_2516.JPGHope it’s just something loose, but think it is coming from between the nut and crimped area... so got to get a buddy to look at it if I can’t tighten it.
 

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I plan to do a taller shed. ROPS are up and in place and probably won’t come back down, no need to.

I don’t have tires loaded yet, but will get that done. Got to find out how.

Just found a hydro leak on the line with the red cap hanging off it in the photo. ( magnified the area of the leak) View attachment 526677Hope it’s just something loose, but think it is coming from between the nut and crimped area... so got to get a buddy to look at it if I can’t tighten it.

Here's how I loaded mine back in 2003. They haven't leaked or had any problems in over 14 years so I guess it worked.

http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachments/27170-theyre-loaded.html?highlight=#post294649

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Yep... mine is lintel above my tractor garage is 3/4 of an inch too low to leave he ROPS up... it supports a concrete slab floor above.

However I have it on good authority the 3/4" shortfall can be overcome with little effort as in driving in and forgetting to lower the ROPS and popping a wheelie!!!

Or use the bucket to lift the front end off the ground. Maybe a heavy 3pt tool to squat the rear tires. Jon
 

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Rears are foam filled but some kind of dolly would work under the loader... never thought of that.

What I ended up doing was dangle a tennis ball on a string which is my reminder to fold the ROPS...
 

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That was a good deal! It is amazing what a tractor and loader like that can do.
 

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Very nice machine. I really like that size of tractor. Big enough but not too big. You should get many years of service out of that unit. Congratulations.
 

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I had a 2004 L3130 HST with the 723 loader;liked it a lot but traded for a cab.Very nice all around tractor.Yours has the 513 loader;a little less capacity.Note;loader # x 2.2(kilo)=capacity of Kubota loaders.
 

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Nice machine. Great price, too. Small hydraulic leaks on fittings are common in used equipment. Most people aren't particular enough to worry about them. That one will either be a loose fitting or a bad quick connect. Easy to fix and won't drip on your floor.

Congrats on a great used Grand L!
 
  
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Leak fixed. Replaced the entire hose.

Next will be replacing the tie rod boot on the passenger side.
 

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I also have a grand l 3130 and I have to warn you of the parts needed. I had to put a new battery in mine after nine years!!! No other issues. Congrats on your purchase.
 

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I also have a grand l 3130 and I have to warn you of the parts needed. I had to put a new battery in mine after nine years!!! No other issues. Congrats on your purchase.

What is the opposite of a lemon? :D
 
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I also have a grand l 3130 and I have to warn you of the parts needed. I had to put a new battery in mine after nine years!!! No other issues. Congrats on your purchase.

Also the case with me. An 8 year old battery was one of the very few parts I had to replace on my 2006 L3430.

Why is it a battery in a new tractor (or car) will last 8 or 9 years but you'll be lucky to get 5 or 6 out of an OEM replacement??

In any case, you've got a great machine there and at a very good price!
 
  
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I am getting great feedback on this purchase! Think I got me a good tractor at a good price!

Will be doing a DIY ballast weight soon!

Getting a 50 gal drum for free, can get just over 1000 lbs of quickcrete for $22 or so. Then get a draw bar and some flat bar and make it happen!

Got to check the manual and see how much weight they recommend for my tractor.
 
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I have a L3430. I can't say enough good stuff about it. A battery and regular oil changes is all I have ever done to it. Fine machine and a real workhorse. It will probably outlive me. I'm sure you will love your 3130.
 
  
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Good to hear! I am really happy so far and hope to have the same great service out of mine!
 
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Have had the Grand L3130 since 2005 oil, filters, battery, just changed the fan belt have 996 hours.

Everything else I broke (radiator and brake case) but will need to do bevel gear case seals soon.

David
 
  
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Sounds like I got a good deal and a good machine!

Picking up a Woods 65” box blade tomorrow. $350 and a 5 min drive from my house to get it.

Only bad thing is it doesn’t have the ripper teeth. But can add them with time. IMG_2575.JPGIMG_2577.JPGIMG_2578.JPG
 
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Awesome deal, and no friggin re-gen to worry about.
 
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I bought my L3130 new in 2004 and have had no problems either...got 11 years from the original battery. You asked about bush hogs sizes...I've been using a 6 ft Woods just fine...plenty of power. Enjoy!
 
  
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Just picked up a 5’ king cutter finish mower for $300. Needs a wheel and some blades.... but very happy with the cost!IMG_2735.JPG

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Congrats, my L3130HST did me well, till i upgraded to L3940HSTC.
 
  
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Got some high speed rails on the back of the box blade for box weight/ overall counter weight. Note how thick the web is. The one photo is of the slug from the holes getting cut though it! IMG_0945.JPGIMG_0944.JPG
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The tires on the finish mower are difficult to keep inflated and pop off he bead easy. I put tubes in mine but went to Home Depot and got a set of the solid hand truck tires. The blades just need a good sharpening but having 2 sets is a good idea so you can have a set ready to go.

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The tires on the finish mower are difficult to keep inflated and pop off he bead easy. I put tubes in mine but went to Home Depot and got a set of the solid hand truck tires. The blades just need a good sharpening but having 2 sets is a good idea so you can have a set ready to go.

David

Great idea for the wheels.

I payed $50 to have a tube installed in one after I started to do it myself and knew I would tear up the tube before getting it done.

Solid wheels would be much better!
 
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I have a 2006 Kubota L3830HST. I bought it new in June of 2006,it has 700 hours on it now and still has the original battery! Never had one problem with it. The best part of the tractor is, it’s paid for !!
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Picked up a box blade used and decided to add some weight for both better digging and a counter weight. The 2 3’ chunks of railroad are from a French high speed line and are heavier than regular track. They come in at 177 lbs per 3’. Also had a receiver hitch added for moving trailers around the yard!

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Notice how thick the slug is from the web of the track. Much thicker than regular track. IMG_0946.JPG

Fully welded from front to back for plenty of lift capacity on receiver hitch
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Had some chain attached so I can lift the weights off the box blade by myself.
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Built a carry all. Bought the frame from tractor supply, $165. Then got my lumber and bolts from Lowe’s, $100 or so. Used 1/2”x 3” Carrage bolts with flat washer, lock washer and nut. I had tried a lock nut at first but due to not being able to hold the head of the bolt... it would just spin the bolt when trying to tighten. So had to change that.

Starting with the back wall of it from bottom to top I used 2x10, 2x8, 2x8, and another 2x10. This put the back wall just about an inch over the top of the frame.

I used the same board setup for the floor. The first board butted up against the back wall board. I couldn’t do the floor first because it would not have allowed for the bolt holes to line up correctly.

It is 5’ wide. I plan to add sides to it and a 2x4 across the front for a lip to prevent anything from sliding out the back.

With time I may add a chainsaw holder, some other add on storage stuff like a small removable shelf, shovel holder, chain storage... not sure yet. Will adapt it with time! IMG_1266.JPG
 
  
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Got the chains and ratcheting binders finally so I can transport the tractor safe as possible! Got a great deal on all 5 binders and four 10’ 3/8” chains for little less than $200

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Added a ram mount phone holder. Keeps it from being bumped when on my belt and risk of it falling and me not noticing.

Can’t get photos to upload at the moment.
 

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Added a ram mount phone holder. Keeps it from being bumped when on my belt and risk of it falling and me not noticing.

Can’t get photos to upload at the moment.

Hope you can get to pics at some point. Just bought some Bluetooth headphones and was about to look for ways to get my phone out of my pocket. Sometimes in my toolbox, which I don't mind but this mount sounds interesting. Enjoy your pics and videos!
 
  
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Hope you can get to pics at some point. Just bought some Bluetooth headphones and was about to look for ways to get my phone out of my pocket. Sometimes in my toolbox, which I don't mind but this mount sounds interesting. Enjoy your pics and videos!

Gonna try again. Thanks for the feedback also! Glad to share stuff and it help others! Links to products used for he phone mount at bottom of this post. I did use 2 1” square pieces of metal behind the plastic housing to give the nuts something solid and large to prevent/ or reduce the risk of pulling them through the plastic. Increases surface area on the back side of the mounting bolts.


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Texel WebGrip with RAM Mount X-Grip Phone Cradle B-Ball 1 inch (Black) TXL-RAM-HOL-UN7B Amazon.com: Texel WebGrip with RAM Mount X-Grip Phone Cradle B-Ball 1 inch (Black) TXL-RAM-HOL-UN7B: Cell Phones & Accessories

Ram Mount 2.5-Inch Composite Round Base with the AMPs Hole Pattern and 1-Inch Ball Amazon.com: Ram Mount 2.5-Inch Composite Round Base with the AMPs Hole Pattern and 1-Inch Ball: Cell Phones & Accessories

RAM Mounts RAM Long Double Socket Arm for 1 Ball Bases RAM-B-201U-C Amazon.com: RAM Mounts RAM Long Double Socket Arm for 1 Ball Bases RAM-B-21U-C: Automotive
 

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Gonna try again. Thanks for the feedback also! Glad to share stuff and it help others! Links to products used for he phone mount at bottom of this post. I did use 2 1” square pieces of metal behind the plastic housing to give the nuts something solid and large to prevent/ or reduce the risk of pulling them through the plastic. Increases surface area on the back side of the mounting bolts.


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Texel WebGrip with RAM Mount X-Grip Phone Cradle B-Ball 1 inch (Black) TXL-RAM-HOL-UN7B Amazon.com: Texel WebGrip with RAM Mount X-Grip Phone Cradle B-Ball 1 inch (Black) TXL-RAM-HOL-UN7B: Cell Phones & Accessories

Ram Mount 2.5-Inch Composite Round Base with the AMPs Hole Pattern and 1-Inch Ball Amazon.com: Ram Mount 2.5-Inch Composite Round Base with the AMPs Hole Pattern and 1-Inch Ball: Cell Phones & Accessories

RAM Mounts RAM Long Double Socket Arm for 1 Ball Bases RAM-B-201U-C Amazon.com: RAM Mounts RAM Long Double Socket Arm for 1 Ball Bases RAM-B-21U-C: Automotive

That's perfect! Never would I have thought of mounting it there! Perfect location, I believe. I'll look at my layout when I get home in a bit! Did you use some type of gasket between the Ram base and the tractor housing?

Thanks J Wal!
 
 
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