Recent content by NCL4701

  1. NCL4701

    What did you do to or on your Kubota today?

    Lower part of the graveled switchback going to the dam had a silted in ditch on one side and was starting to wash down the middle. Hydraulic sidelink made cleaning the ditch and smoothing the path a quick touch up job. Much easier to touch up this sort of thing once in a while than to let it go...
  2. NCL4701

    Extreme Tire Repairs - Two methods

    Amazing what some people can do with so little.
  3. NCL4701

    Another Newbie Contemplating a New Purchase

    There’s a rather lengthy discussion of pond v lake and limnology in general here: https://www.orangetractortalks.com/forums/threads/whats-your-pucker-factor.51262/page-2#post-468615 If I can stand on one side at the widest point and hit the trees on the opposite side with a 3” 12 gauge 00...
  4. NCL4701

    Another Newbie Contemplating a New Purchase

    That is getting it narrowed quite a bit. Sounds like you need to pick a boom mower sufficient to do what is needed on the property, select a cabbed tractor sufficient to run it (preferably at least one size bigger than the bare minimum requirement), and either get a HST or creep function if gear...
  5. NCL4701

    My dog beat cancer

    That’s not an outcome I hear often with dogs and cancer. Congratulations!
  6. NCL4701

    Really liking the mykubota mobile app. Has maintenance schedules for machines and attachments.

    Agree. I like having the OM on my phone that’s always in my pocket.
  7. NCL4701

    Another Newbie Contemplating a New Purchase

    Often there is the one implement/job that determines the minimum size of the machine. It sounds like the offset bank mower is probably that implement/job in your case. I have looked at offset and boom mowers for mowing our pond banks and trimming corridors and trails vertically with my L4701...
  8. NCL4701

    Worthington Jacobson 3 Gang Reel Mower - Where to start

    If it’s a Worthington Jacobsen it must have a good bit of age on it being Worthington was purchased by Jacobsen in 1945. Apparently the Worthington name survived another 20 years or so. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worthington_Mower_Company Of course Jacobsen is still around and still making...
  9. NCL4701

    Do the BX rear remotes (kits BX2419, BX7376...) have a float position?

    Center return: Push the handle one direction to move cylinder out; other direction to move cylinder in. Spring always returns to center, locking the cylinder in fixed position when you let go. Float detent: Same as center return except if you push it past a detent in one direction it goes into...
  10. NCL4701

    Do the BX rear remotes (kits BX2419, BX7376...) have a float position?

    I had been running tractors in various ag, landscaping, firewood production operations for a few decades before getting the Kubota. I didn’t get rear remotes with the initial purchase because: 1) they’re not exactly cheap; 2) I had never run a tractor with hydraulic top/tilt and had no other...
  11. NCL4701

    Do the BX rear remotes (kits BX2419, BX7376...) have a float position?

    I know nothing useful specific to BX so feel free to stop reading now. I do know hydraulic top link and side link are quite useful for a variety of operations. I also know one of the OEM valves on my L has a float detent. First position had to be center return due to space restrictions. The...
  12. NCL4701

    Messick's Telescopic Stabilizer Kit - BX Series

    More accurately turnbuckle style stabilizers.
  13. NCL4701

    Messick's Telescopic Stabilizer Kit - BX Series

    Good call upgrading from chains. I wasn’t aware they existed until I saw them on my L. Much quicker and easier to deal with than chains.
  14. NCL4701

    Stingy on fuel

    Most definitely the cost per year of the 9N v the Kubota is so vastly different there’s no way any increase in fuel efficiency could make the Kubota truly less costly overall. I have no expectation the Kubota will be running 60 or 70 years from now. And I agree the 9N was/is a great tractor and...
  15. NCL4701

    Stingy on fuel

    Very true. I compare to a 9N only because that’s what the Kubota functionally replaced. So, if I hadn’t bought the Kubota, we’d still be using the Ford. Of course the Ford is still in its stall and will be around as long as I am being it’s the tractor I grew up with. Even back when I was a kid...