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There is no standing to reach this one, it's buried, and almost impossible to see. You have to crouch down to try and find it, it's ridiculous.
It get easier, I still need put a chain or cable on mine, in case some brush reaches out and gets it. Not yet in over 2 years but.....
 
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It get easier, I still need put a chain or cable on mine, in case some brush reaches out and gets it. Not yet in over 2 years but.....
If brush gets to this one, it knew its exact address, and drove there on purpose.

I'll have to take pics, but they would be hard to interpret and explain. I went to look for it on the tractor, couldn't even find it, came inside to look for it in the manual again. I was in the right spot, but it is very difficult to locate.
 
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Thanks for the response. One thing I don't like about the MT242H is the engine oil dipstick. It is in a bad spot, and is hard to find and utilize. I'll probably start a thread on things I like and don't like but need more time on the tractor to do so effectively.
Most all are in a bad spot. Seems to be an afterthought. You may not like your dipstick location but you'll have to get in line. Better to say that you like it but like it less than other things. That's better. ;)
 
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Thanks for the response. One thing I don't like about the MT242H is the engine oil dipstick. It is in a bad spot, and is hard to find and utilize. I'll probably start a thread on things I like and don't like but need more time on the tractor to do so effectively.
Sounds like they didn't change it on the new ones then, mine is kinda of a pain when you try to look for it after too long a time.
On my version the bucket level rod is straight and has a little u bent in it that sits on the holder when the OEM bucket is level, but I have a couple of different colored tape wraps to show where my 3 in 1 bucket sits level and my forks.
I kinda wish mine was the bent one as I actually am afraid of poking my eye out on the end, I'm 6'3 and it gets too close for comfort when looking around the engine sometimes.
 
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Read the owners manual first even before starting it to get familiar with the controls, and maintenance intervals.
My Kubota L6060 has a compartment behind the seat for the instruction manual. It has come in handy several times when I was working away from the barn.
 
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Congratulations on your new tractor. Like others have said, slow and steady with it. Good luck!
 
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All the service points on my LS came with white paint on the tip of them, really helps things stand out against the black when looking for them. I appreciate that little detail. When it wears, I touch up the white.
 
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I did not grow up around tractors and slowly learned with an older Ford. My first two tractors were basic tractors. Manual trans with no loader. Next tractor with loader for farming and two with hydro trans. One fully loaded. Two tractors with cabs and rest open station. Cab and open station each have their advantages and disadvantages.

You have been given a lot of great info. Start slow, even with rpm's. It is not only ponds to worry about, ditches or any drop off. Study the four-wheel drive on when to use it and when not to. Short, not on hard surfaces, will damage the system.
Check the air pressure, tractor tires can look good due to stiff side walls with low air pressure. Had a tire to pop loose using it one day due to this. Glad it was my smallest tractor and using it slow.

Play with the brakes, if manual trans learn how to use them to help with steering on slopes and to turn with them. If hydro trans, well unless going downhill and needing to slow or stop is only time I use them on a hydro tractor. I think it has been pointed out only the rear tires have brakes so if rear tires don't have any grip or poor traction such is heavy loader load and stopping...may not have any stopping ability with the brakes. In such a case drop the front end loader. If moving fast and you have the time left the contact of loader to the ground be gradual so not to stand on the front end.

One thing I did not notice I am really working on in my family. You have a 14 year old daughter. As you learn teach her and your wife. Yes they can be a great and really enjoy it. My wife a young 69 has been learned front end loader and I think doing a good job. The more they learn the more they will appreciate the tractor and attachments. I do not think there is anything better to learn to drive than a tractor without front fenders as low speeds and you can see how the steering works with the front tires where that is not possible on a car.

On protecting the grill area, if you are moving brush with it do get strong sufficient grill on it. It does not take much of a branch to cost you several hundred dollars. This is one of those ask me how I know things.

On PTO, you don't want to be running high rpms when you engage if unless it is manual engage as you then can engage slowly. Slamming the pto system with high rpms with some with electric and maybe hyd engagement has had impact on that sytem.

You will be amazed how much you are able to do as you learn your tractor and equipment. Take care and be safe.
Kenneth
 
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I did not grow up around tractors and slowly learned with an older Ford. My first two tractors were basic tractors. Manual trans with no loader. Next tractor with loader for farming and two with hydro trans. One fully loaded. Two tractors with cabs and rest open station. Cab and open station each have their advantages and disadvantages.

You have been given a lot of great info. Start slow, even with rpm's. It is not only ponds to worry about, ditches or any drop off. Study the four-wheel drive on when to use it and when not to. Short, not on hard surfaces, will damage the system.
Check the air pressure, tractor tires can look good due to stiff side walls with low air pressure. Had a tire to pop loose using it one day due to this. Glad it was my smallest tractor and using it slow.

Play with the brakes, if manual trans learn how to use them to help with steering on slopes and to turn with them. If hydro trans, well unless going downhill and needing to slow or stop is only time I use them on a hydro tractor. I think it has been pointed out only the rear tires have brakes so if rear tires don't have any grip or poor traction such is heavy loader load and stopping...may not have any stopping ability with the brakes. In such a case drop the front end loader. If moving fast and you have the time left the contact of loader to the ground be gradual so not to stand on the front end.

One thing I did not notice I am really working on in my family. You have a 14 year old daughter. As you learn teach her and your wife. Yes they can be a great and really enjoy it. My wife a young 69 has been learned front end loader and I think doing a good job. The more they learn the more they will appreciate the tractor and attachments. I do not think there is anything better to learn to drive than a tractor without front fenders as low speeds and you can see how the steering works with the front tires where that is not possible on a car.

On protecting the grill area, if you are moving brush with it do get strong sufficient grill on it. It does not take much of a branch to cost you several hundred dollars. This is one of those ask me how I know things.

On PTO, you don't want to be running high rpms when you engage if unless it is manual engage as you then can engage slowly. Slamming the pto system with high rpms with some with electric and maybe hyd engagement has had impact on that sytem.

You will be amazed how much you are able to do as you learn your tractor and equipment. Take care and be safe.
Kenneth
Thanks sir! We are really enjoying learning about it and using it, and you're correct, LOTS of good advice here from all the experience.

Both my wife and daughter have driven it, and my wife I instructed her on how to use the FEL. She drove slowly down the road as my daugher and I tossed in big rocks. Had her keep the bucket low, then had her dump it off in an area in part of the easement no one accesses.
 
 
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