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Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
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Posted By Shadetree03
Re: Being new doesn't make it perfect.

Copying from someone on this forum " You Can have it Right, OR you can have it Now - But unlikely to have it RIGHT NOW!"

Especially true as I get older..
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 08-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Shadetree03
Angry Re: How much grease for loader?

Like Mikester mentions , some old rags/paper towels to wipe off the globs and an old bucket nearby helps keep it a little neater. I also use the 2-3 pumps per pin on the 525 loader. Older clothes...
Forum: Implements & Attachments 08-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: B7610 with King Kutter XB Mower Question

Like Roadworthy mentions "though it may bog down until mower is up to speed. With PTO disengaged you should be able to turn the PTO shaft by hand. That will give you an idea how much resistance is...
Forum: Tractor Operating 08-09-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,992
Posted By Shadetree03
Thumbs up Re: My tractor is currently stuck...

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Next I went back to the truck and got a 20 foot chain. This time I backed up to the 2501, hooked the chain through the drawbar of the MX, and through the front bumper arrangement of the 2501....
Forum: Tractor Operating 07-27-2019
Replies: 6,115
Views: 1,294,261
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: What did you do to or on your Kubota today?

Groomed the gravel that had washed along the road with the landscape rake. Put on the brush hog and trimmed along the road and back lot with a nice 2" cut until I hit a field rock swinging back into...
Forum: Tractor Operating 07-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Shadetree03
Thumbs up Re: L2501

It took me a little while to get used to the HST treadle NOT being an accelerator peddle as in a "more pressure gives it more fuel.." I stalled it out a few times pushing harder for it to pull...
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 07-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Shadetree03
Angry Re: L3400, how to remove fuel pump

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle... flip the 10 mm wrench back and forth to get it worked out... IT IS A TITE AREA, but I had a little open end wrench that worked for me.

and I bought a couple of cap...
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 07-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: 50 he service l2501 DT

Like Muzzy said, your manual should give you the scoop.

Always grease loader pins and clutch and brake pivots, and front tie rod ends. Pull the pipe plug to grease the front axle pivot a...
Forum: Implements & Attachments 07-09-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,670
Posted By Shadetree03
Thumbs up Re: Sickle bar mower advice

[QUOTE There was a little bit of a learning curve in setting and hooking it up, but after that, as long as I go slow, it does a fine job. I have cut many small tallow tree saplings, prob up to 3/4",...
Forum: Off Topic 06-22-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By Shadetree03
Thumbs up Re: Is it acceptable?

I grew up with Red Tractors and never had a Deere... was partial to Chevys but not Fords (but later liked Fords, Toyotas, Hyundais) was too young to favor Indians over HD, but am fine wearing a...
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 06-11-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: l2501 sputtering

Just changed out the fuel filter and used a oil pan under the filter to catch the drain back from the prime lines...Its only a cup or so depending on how fast you spin the plastic bowl off, but it...
Forum: Tractor Operating 06-10-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,554
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: L2501 hst and split brakes

.. Is it just me or is it impossible to use the split brakes on an hst?

As others have mentioned only way is to have two right legs, or be pretty handy with the cruise lever and tempering...
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 06-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: l2501 sputtering

Thanks NIW... I will discount that valve as an area of concern and focus on making sure diesel reaches that point when I change filters next time. I pulled the fuel lift pump and noticed that when...
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 06-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By Shadetree03
Cool Re: l2501 sputtering

WSM does not say to have the engine running when opening the air vent cock and the Owners Manual does. Tried with engine running and did not fix problem as well as ran poorly. Tried without the...
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 06-04-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: l2501 sputtering

Took the fuel line off the filter and had good flow of around a gal/min from the open line and used a filter funnel into my 5 gal can and treated the 4 gals drained with PS Clear Diesel additive. I...
Forum: Tractor Operating 06-03-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: Plowing / Grading with a Kubota L3300

I only have the landscape rake and usually have it angled as suggested. The little L2501 tends to rock pretty easy, but I can stabilize it a bit with the front bucket just touching the ground...
Forum: Off Topic 05-23-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: Had the AC CA Out today

I like the old tractors..still miss my Super C Farmall
Forum: Implements & Attachments 05-22-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: Brush Hog Gear Oil

I dont think it will hurt a thing.. I only worry if they go dry or if there is water mixed in.

If it hasnt been changed ever, maybe when you get it warmed up, use your extractor to suck the quart...
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 05-20-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3,945
Posted By Shadetree03
Wink Re: Increased power in my L2501

Since HP = Torque X RPM/ 5252 ; raising RPM theoretically increases HP if torque is constant...

on the Kubota 1703 triple engine, the top of the torque curve is around 60 which occurs around...
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 05-18-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: Found bracket - not sure where it goes

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 04-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: l2501 sputtering

Is there a specific load or RPM or cold vs warmed up that corresponds to it sputtering? Likewise I have a 2016 L2501 HST tractor and have experienced the "sputtering" but it usually is when I'm...
Forum: Buying Advice, Recommendations & Pricing 04-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 4,120
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: l2501 owners opinions please

Yep-- took pictures of the Farmall Super C leaving down the road, but loving the HST where less pressure on the treadle means MORE OOMPH to pull out the scrub bushes....
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 03-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: L3200 Tachometer/hour meter not working

Jim... looks like your filter/oil got changed on 8/29.. My gray filter was still on when my tach twisted off... now I have a white one with 2/22 on mine..

I guess great minds think alike;)
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 03-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: L3200 Tachometer/hour meter not working

Not sure if your engine is the same, but location should be close.. the cable loops in directly above the oil filter close to the front of the engine on mine..
Forum: Service, Repair & Maintenance 03-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Shadetree03
Re: L3200 Tachometer/hour meter not working

On my L2501 the tach cable was broken about an inch above the right angle drive coming out of the right front on the D1703 motor. I clipped off the zip tie to allow the cable to bow out in a...
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