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How to Remove a Front End Loader

If you have a Kubota, or any tractor, equipped with a front end loader, sooner or later you will find yourself wanting to remove that attachment. The job is straightforward and only takes 5 minutes after doing it once or twice. There is no excuse if you have been putting off service work (oil change?) [...]

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Starting Fluid Engine Carnage

We have examined the effects of starting fluid on your Kubota and these two pictures serve as a reminder against using ether or starting aids. These pictures show the block of a Mitsubishi/Satoh Beaver 370D diesel engine in which ether was used in an attempt to get the equipment firing. Although this is not a [...]

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Trouble Starting your Kubota? Skip the Starting Fluid.

Here is a subject that is sure to ignite discussion amongst many Kubota tractor owners. If you shed park your Kubota in sub zero temperatures you might be tempted to use some other kind of starting fluid to get your Kubota tractor firing. Every now and then we hear the question, “Is it OK to [...]

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How to Ballast your Kubota’s Tires

Ok, you are convinced you want to ballast your tires, chosen a type of ballast and now, need to get your water, CaCl2, antifreeze or beet juice mixture into drive tires in the appropriate quantities. Liquid Ballasting Guide How Much Ballast Firestone AG has a handy table that relates tire size to gallons of water, [...]

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Comparing Types of Liquid Tire Ballast

So after thinking about it and considering the reasons to ballast your Kubota’s tires, you might find yourself wondering what liquid makes the best ballast. There are a few options available and depending on your climate, budget and access to some of these liquids in bulk quantities. Liquid Ballast Comparison Table Type Cost Freeze Resist [...]

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6 Reasons to Liquid Ballast your Kubota’s Tires

Background on Tire Ballasting Ballasting, or liquid-filling, tractor tires is nothing new. It has been around the farm for many decades. Ballasting has its roots as an economical way to increase the traction and ultimately the drawbar pull of a given tractor. Less slippage at the rear wheels saves on fuel and the same tractor [...]

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How to Install Tire Chains on your Kubota

Why Chains? If you are operating your Kubota compact tractor equipped with turf tires and you would like to get the most utility from your equipment, then that means being able to use your Kubota year round. The problem is, turf tires are good for the lawn in July but are not as handy on [...]

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10 Tips to Save Wear on your Kubota’s Clutch

10 ways you can save wear and tear on your Kubota’s clutch and prolong its life: Do not ride the clutch! Keep your foot off the clutch pedal whn not using it. The extra weight from your foot will cause the clutch disc to slip and the clutch to burn. Bad! Periodically adjust the clutch [...]

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How to Clear Snow with a Snow Blade

Your Kubota’s snow blade – an implement that is earning its keep this winter! Record snow falls all across North America has meant a lot of seat time for Kubota tractor owners as they push, pile, blade and bucket their way through winter! Even if your Kubota tractor is equipped with a front end loader, [...]

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How to Use your Kubota’s Differential Lock

Credit goes to Bill from www.dieseltraders.com.au who helped us clarify some of the technical details in this article. The Role of the Differential This is a quick article that discusses how to engage your Kubota’s differential lock and why you might want to do so. But first, we must understand what the role of your [...]

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Cold Weather Starting Tips

The arrival of winter. Subzero temperatures across Canada and the United States. Time for a refresher course on how to get your Kubota tractor starting in cold weather. We will assume that you are already using the appropriate cold weather diesel (or the correct additives) to prevent your fuel from gelling. Prevention There are a [...]

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Are you “gellin’”? A Tip for Cold Climate Kubotas

Know your Diesel Now that the cooler weather is here it’s a good time to look into the fuel requirements of your Kubota tractor. Often the cooler weather lands and we forget that there is a distinct difference between winter blended diesel fuels and traditional summer blends. If your Kubota tractor operates is in a [...]

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