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    Paralysis by analysis - Buying decision needs wise input!

    I think lifting capacity is not to be underestimated/valued. Before owning and using a tractor, I thought about lifting capacity almost solely in terms of how much I would want to lift/carry and this thinking may not have placed enough importance on this specification. I'm in the process of...
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    Advice choosing between several different models…

    OP - I'm 6-2, 270lbs. I found it uncomfortable to sit on the L2501 and operate the treadle pedal - particularly when twisted around to look backward. My advice is to sit on all of the tractors you are considering and operate the pedals - both while looking forward and also when twisted around...
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    Do I need more horse power?

    If you're new to HST, this could also be a big part of the problem. It's kind of counter-intuitive. I recently did some work which required me to go up and down a steep concrete driveway. In the first attempt, I was in Mid-range and gave it the beans until it almost died about 1/3 of the way...
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    Hero to zero in six days

    2-pages of comments and no one seems to understand the simple concept and the root of all the angst. His crime of the century is not at all that he got Covid. His crime is that he lied stating that he had been vaccinated when, in fact, he was not. When people are believed to be vaccinated...
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    2021 l2501 w bh77 trade in?

    I was in a similar situation. I had my L2501 as my first small tractor but only kept it a year and about 60 hours before deciding I wanted something a little larger and with a cab. On trade, I got about 95% of what I had originally paid. Kubotas hold their value VERY well and I would think...
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    Solar Trickle Charger?

    OP - It's a great idea and will work well. I use one of these for each tractor as well as a dump trailer (which uses an automotive battery.) The link below is the kit that I have been using. Comes with EVERYTHING you need. Most importantly, it is a FLOAT charger so it will not over-charge...
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    I would make the 5-hour drive to go check them out and on the same day, also go sit-in and drive...

    I would make the 5-hour drive to go check them out and on the same day, also go sit-in and drive a Kubota. Which do you like better ergonomically? If I was you I'd be leaning toward the Kubota... but it might be enlightening to check out the Kioti. Again, in any case, I think you are going to...
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    I think you are going to have a lot of fun (and a lot of fun learning as well) regardless of...

    I think you are going to have a lot of fun (and a lot of fun learning as well) regardless of which you choose. I'm envious!! All things being equal, the Kubota seems like the good choice with a known-good dealer nearby. I guess the real question is IF all things are equal. Many Kubota...
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    Tractor runs fine, fuel gauge, etc. works. Dash warning lights do not. (L3650)

    Are the bulbs good? Did you check continuity across the filament with the bulb pulled out of the socket and again across the contact points with the bulb seated? Don't overlook the easy things!
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    Although at times embarrassing, I think the thread I started here has a lot of good info.... but...

    Although at times embarrassing, I think the thread I started here has a lot of good info.... but a few guys really getting mad at me. I would just encourage you to at least look at and compare price/features of the Kioti to the Kubota. This assumes there's a decent Kioti near you. If not...
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    Hi. The kubota fan-boys get mad when anyone suggests something non-Kubota but I would really...

    Hi. The kubota fan-boys get mad when anyone suggests something non-Kubota but I would really suggest that you consider a KIOTI DK4210SE Cab model. I recently upgraded from an L2501 and the difference is astounding - and I didn't break the bank! I really think (after a lot of my own research)...
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    Yup you guessed it--n00b could use advice on model/attachments

    With a normally aspirated engine the piston pulls down and draws air in through the intake valve. Then the intake valve closes and the piston pushes up and compresses the air. (I always picture a syringe with the plunger being drawn back.) In short, the more air you have in that volume, the...
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    Which to buy L2501 or L3301

    Ayak brings up a good point - if in a hilly arear and you are doing a lot of PTO work, the 3301 difference is likely evident. Sounds like he drives it right too - making a DPF-equipped engine work hard is probably better than the alternative.
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    Which to buy L2501 or L3301

    Having owned a L2501, I would doubt that the differences offered by the L3301 would be that noticeable. My 2501 did fine with a 60" brush hog. There were a couple of occasions where I bogged down the engine - but the same would have likely happened with the 3301 as I attribute them more to...
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    Very Hot Oil

    I would recommend that you are using AN -10 line (5/8") with high quality fittings and with an oil filter adapter and cooler set-up for -10. And find a location to keep the lines as short as possible and where possible use straight fittings instead of 90-degree fittings. Oil is the lifeblood...
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    Very Hot Oil

    I think 24' is way too long for the oil to have to travel. From your post, it seems that you did the relocation in order to solve a "nasty and lengthy process of changing the oil and filter ", but it sounds like you did not have an oil temp problem to begin with? If so, you may consider going...
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    Upgrade from L2501

    You can see the peeps that are oh-so-threatened by Kioti - but the purpose of suggesting that you have a look at the other thread was NOT to try to sell you on a particular machine but rather some of the factors that you may want to consider when making your purchase. The good news is the...
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    Upgrade from L2501

    Op - I had my L2501 for about a year - liked it a lot but wanted to move on to something with more lift capacity (original reason) but then opted for a cab and AC as well! You will have no regrets! I documented MY logic in the thread HERE. Many peeps didn't appreciate reading about non-Kubota...
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    Kubota regeneration problem

    Readers beware. This op is a fraud and has just joined here with a "make believe" problem so that he can pop back in and propose HIS magically solution. This is just a way to leverage the forum without paying a sponsorship. Hopefully an admin can delete.
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    Tractor runs fine, fuel gauge, etc. works. Dash warning lights do not. (L3650)

    You should be able to half-turn those bulb sockets and remove them. Check to see if the bulbs are there - and if they're good. (That's all part of a circuit board - you can see the traces and the wire feed looks to be that harness on the end.)