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    B2310, b2601 or L2501

    My B2601 treadle is smooth in forward. I found the reverse stiff and awkward because you have to find it and stomp straight down with your heel, which feels unnatural. I guess you can put your toes under the forward treadle and lift, but that felt even worse to me. After 8 months, I think I'm...
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    Wheel spacers for b2601

    I had 3" spacers put on mine but I don't have a mid-mount mower to worry about. I have only ever used mine with spacers and it has not felt tippy. Rear tires also loaded and I carry a rear implement or a Heavy Hitch with 650 lbs. If your slopes are steep I might use front weights too. Actually...
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    Mulch mania

    I've done a LOT of loader work so far with my B2601, so the hydro is nice. Spread 50 yards of mulch and compost in my eight months with it so far this year. And used a bunch of my stockpiled topsoil. A couple key portions of my mulching do best if I dump some of the mulch over a 5' woven wire...
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    Analysis Paralysis L2501/LX2610SU…….B2601

    I run a Land Pride 5' rotary cutter with my B2601 with no problem. However, Kubota recommends 4' maximum, which I hadn't noticed in my manual. A Kubota dealer sold it to me for the tractor I'd recently purchased. Possibly exceeding recommended implement sizes could cause warranty issues, even if...
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    L3560 HSTC 50hr maintenance

    Can't believe there were no thoughts on this. Mine is that 400 hours appears too long a recommended interval!
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    Heavy Hitch Weight Cart?

    Thanks so much, Skyline. This cements my decision to try shifting my weights to the rear rack. I've been heading that way because, as I said, I use my quick hitch. Unfortunately it won't drop free of my weight rack with the inner weights closest to the tractor loaded. Very nice to know I...
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    Heavy Hitch Weight Cart?

    Thanks for such great info, Skyiine. I did order the HD stand like yours. Do you think if I have eight 41-pound weights across the back, I will need to add some weights to the inner/inside rack? I ask because I may eliminate the inside weights that interfere with my quick hitch falling away. I...
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    1st torque wrench! Deciding on bolt torque?

    I guess I'll round this off. I regret that this thread's subject line reflects where I started—learning to use a torque wrench—and not where it went: discovering a missing bolt, having the dealer install that bolt, and finding the new bolt loose. Today I checked all the loader subframe bolts...
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    Loader sub frame bolts.

    Lots of good information in your post, lugbolt. I did not know techs are responsible for supplying their own tools. I wonder if the "setup kid" for my tractor had to go around borrowing tools . . . I have more sympathy for the techs now and a worse view of management!
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    1st torque wrench! Deciding on bolt torque?

    Oh, the details and complexities grow the more one knows and does! Great info and questions, RCW. I now even have to wonder and worry about getting my wrench recalibrated. Before, the issue as tight or loose. My hunch is that many mechanics don't take the time to sweat torque; they have a feel...
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    Loader sub frame bolts.

    You are very fortune to have so much dealer choice where you live, NC. And also you have the expertise to assess dealers. I don't. I went by size and longevity.
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    Loader sub frame bolts.

    I just torqued my loader bolts after 50 hours and discovered a missing bolt. This is the third setup issue on my tractor and by far the most serious, the other issues being a loose hydraulic line and two loader zerks not greased. My local dealer, the branch of the main dealership that setup my...
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    1st torque wrench! Deciding on bolt torque?

    Well, post this one under the category of all's well that ends almost well. My dealer rushed back my tractor today, for which I was and am very grateful. Of course while it was still on their trailer I checked to see if the missing stud was there. It was. BUT the nut on it was not even hand...
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    1st torque wrench! Deciding on bolt torque?

    Thanks, George. I am hearing you and others on letting the wheel bolts alone. My dealer said the loader owner's manual is accurate and there is: a.) a missing rearward stud and b.) the stud that appears to be below the fuel filter is too far forward. It might be nice if the manual used the...
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    Heavy Hitch Weight Cart?

    I love my Heavy Hitch dual offset rack. Very compact and unobtrusive compared to the 5' box blade I was using for loader counterweight. (My tractor shed is a narrow one-car garage.) The almost 250 pounds I usually have on the inner rack has been perfect for the constant mulch moving I've been...