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  1. LarryBud

    Looking at a M4050 - Thoughts

    Thanks for the robust discussion. This will be a pass for me. The search continues.
  2. LarryBud

    Looking at a M4050 - Thoughts

    Thanks for the comprehensive replies!. I spoke to the seller today. Claims it needs a shot of either to get going. That's a little unnerving. it's a 2WD with no loader.
  3. LarryBud

    Looking at a M4050 - Thoughts

    As stated above, I see a 1984 M4050 is available. It as 5002 hrs showing. I'm sure I'll have no reliable service history as it's a used tractor dealer. Seems like a lot of hours but I just want it as a designated mower. I haven't personally inspected it yet but pictures look ok. Any top...
  4. LarryBud

    Running Hot

    Thanks to all who replied. I have some good strategies to deal with things. Do not shut off hot engine? This seems counterintuitive? Just let it idle hot for 5 minutes?
  5. LarryBud

    Straps or Chains for trailering?

    If so, there are many abrasion resistance add ons. Such as the ones below. I've also seen them as rubber rectangles that simply slide down the strap to the danger area. https://www.amazon.com/valonic-protector-neoprene-protective-sleeves/dp/B072LNK3PZ
  6. LarryBud

    Running Hot

    Back at it yesterday. I can mow for about 40 minutes before things clog up. I'll just have to go slow with frequent stops. This will go down as another lesson for a rookie land manager.
  7. LarryBud

    Running Hot

    Guilty! Lesson Learned. Never again.
  8. LarryBud

    Running Hot

    I was brush hogging with my L3130 this afternoon. I'm mowing tall weeds which are tall but dried out. After about 2 hours I look down and see my machine temp is 3/4 of the way to the right. I was by the shop so I shut it down and inspected. The weeds are dirty and my radiator was smothered...
  9. LarryBud

    Straps or Chains for trailering?

    Thanks all. Looks like there is no consensus. Love the welded hooks.
  10. LarryBud

    Straps or Chains for trailering?

    I’m going to need to haul my tractor with FEL and Rotary mower. I have a double axel car hauler rated for the job. I need to purchase either a set of chains and binders or HD Straps. I see they are about 50/50 on the thread of pictures with loaded trailers. I like the idea of straps for...
  11. LarryBud

    Mowing Options?

    That a good point. I put 9 acres in last year and will put another 9 in this year. The mowing chores are in years 1-3 to beat back the weeds. After the desired base is established, it will be left alone or occasionally mowed to the plan.
  12. LarryBud

    Mowing Options?

    I am being paid to put it in. I have no choice on the seeding as it's carefully dictated to benefit pollinators. My mowing is to control the weeds while the desired plantings have a chance to take hold. Once established, I'll only need to mow it occasionally. Another twist is that I need...
  13. LarryBud

    Mowing Options?

    I have a L3130 ( 31 HP ). I also have a 5' Land Pride Rotary Mower currently on the rear. I'm seeding 18 acres of CSP Wildlife habitat which will require mowing several times per year the first few years and the occasionally there after. I will also have to regularly mow some field edges...
  14. LarryBud

    Kubota Models?

    This is really good information. Thank you for taking the time to write it up ( should be a sticky IMHO ). I'd like to look around for a larger machine. Just in the information gathering phase at this time. Currently, I wouldn't know what I want or a good deal if I saw one.
  15. LarryBud

    Kubota Models?

    Is there a good reference site for the models through years? I'm more interested in the modern era ( since the 90's ). Also, are there anything in the model numbers that give you a clue as to what your looking at? For example, I thought I heard that if the model ends with a " 0 " vs ending...
  16. LarryBud

    Clogged Sprayer Tips

    So, it appears that mixing a single salt glyphosate with 2,4 d will result in a salt sediment or clogged sprayer tips. I need the duel salt glyphosate if I'm going to mix them. Lesson learned.
  17. LarryBud

    Clogged Sprayer Tips

    No issues with Temps.
  18. LarryBud

    Clogged Sprayer Tips

    Good info. Thank you. Things can never be simple. More work to be done.
  19. LarryBud

    Clogged Sprayer Tips

    I have a FIMCO 40 gallon sprayer. I've used it to apply a glyphosate cocktail ( Glyphosate, AMS & a surfactant ) successfully on a number of occasions. Yesterday, I added 2, 4 D to the cocktail and I had had some sludge buildup which clogged the sprayer tips horribly. I eventually got tank...