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First tractor

Discussion in 'Kenbo's Chat Room' started by TimR, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. TimR

    TimR Sawdust Engineer Full Member Thread Starter

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    Took delivery of first tractor today, Kubota L3560. Mostly using for driveway maintenance but sure it will see other grunt tasks to hopefully save my back. One sweet tractor with creature comforts suiting old farts. :old:
    I used to use a 5’ DR Power Grader behind my side by side, but the 6’ grader scraper on this just rocks...no pun intended. Driveway never looked so good.
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    Eric Rorabaugh Member Full Member

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    Very nice.
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    Nice....real nice.
     
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    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    Congrats! Looks like a lot of fun.
     
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    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    35 Hp? Thinking of upgrading mine to something tha can lift more and has quick disconnect bucket. Once ya get a tractor everyghing gets easier... NICE machine
     
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    Hard to go wrong with a Kubota. I've been threatening to get one for awhile.
     
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    Congrats! There is a dealer right down the road from me, I've been drooling over them. But I'm thinking it's kinda like getting a lathe, it's the follow on accessories that kill ya....
     
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    TimR Sawdust Engineer Full Member Thread Starter

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    Yep, 35 hp
     
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    Great looking rig! Appears to have lots of bells and whistles! Will be a big help for you. Chuck
     
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    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member

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    How cool is that!:cool:
     
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    A tractor is one of those things that once it get one you find all kinds of stuff you didn't know you needed to do until you got it!
     
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    TimR Sawdust Engineer Full Member Thread Starter

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    Mike, I looked and tried out the L01 series (L2501/L3301/L3901) and they are best value for your dollar, but the L3560 won me out for about 800 lbs more weight, comfy seating, ergonomic loader controls and no big hump on floor for old guys to trip on. Lots of other upgraded features too numerous to list. Oh, and this series is available with cab if needed.
    Lifting capacity about 1800 lbs. I think at the bucket. I got the larger rated LA805 loader spec'd out on the next larger 40 hp model.
     
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    I have an older b7800 - it is a great little tractor at 30 hp but it is limited in lift capability. would like the quick change bucket and forks
     
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    TimR Sawdust Engineer Full Member Thread Starter

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    The quick change feature like on skidsteers is std on this model. Option on L01 series.
    Real forks (not bolt ons) would be handy for a lot of tasks. I suppose bolt ons probably ok, just seem less robust.
     
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    what I have just bolts on to bucket. they work but -you cannot see over bucket and they stick out a ways-making lifting capability less.
     
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    I have a BX2380 and it's resulted in us staying in our home longer. I can't imagine living without it. Of course I wish it were larger but I'd probably hurt myself. The quick connect rear hitch is nice but you have to have level ground or the unit won't lift it. You're never going to regret your purchase. Do you have storage for all the implements? that's the other part of the equation.
     
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    Quicktach is simply a tool bar Mike. Pin it on like existing attachments, and your good to go. It ain't cheap by no means but it can be added on any of them.

    The Kubota is a helluva machine, they make a good product. Damn proud of their parts however. Shop before going to the local dealer and saying I need. Fuel cut off solenoid on my 25 hp mower was had for 1/3 the price off E Bay, same numbers, same decals, same everything as the original part on the machine.

    Filters I buy on Amazon. Hydraulic oil comes from the local hydraulic shop now. Dealer said the gearbox on the mower wasn't available, wanted to rebuild mine. Parts cost more than the new gear box I found on line.

    John Deere isn't any better either.
     
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    Mike, this is what I was talking about: https://kubota.ca/en/products/implements/material-handling/quick-hitches/qh05 Probably used the wrong term. Is that what you meant or did you mean the attachment for the front of the machine? Anyway when I got my unit I got a brush hog with it and by adding this I got $75 off the total price. Seems they had a promotion for buying two attachments. I really like it after remembering having to mess with the three point for different implements, this takes all category one stuff.
     
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    TimR Sawdust Engineer Full Member Thread Starter

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    I’ve seen vids of that in action, pretty slick.
     
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    front of machine. I use forks that just slide on and tighten. but a quick change bucket puts forks further back so you can lift more. New tractor is not something I am going to do this year or?? But sure do have tractor envy of Tim's
     
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