- Mar 17, 2003
- Northern Maryland
- Kubota B8200, then a Kubota L3130 HST, now a Kubota L3400 HST
If your like me, you probably have a lot of time on your hands these days. One think about my L3400 that bothered me was my tendency to apply the parking brake to prevent creep, and then to forget to release it. No big deal, but in low range, you can travel a bit before you have the "dah!" moment. So, I found a micro switch and a spare LED indicator light in my junk collections, and wired up a warning light for whenever the tractor is running and the brake is on. Who knows, it may get old having a bright red light on, and I haven't used it yet, but we'll see. Here're some photos showing the switch installation, in operation with the brake pressed, and so forth. It's not really as bright as in the photo, but it is visible. Sorry for the crappy photos, but it's been raining and the barn lights are minimal.