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Old 1 Week Ago   #81
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Thanks to this thread, I was able to send my dealer some pics and explain what and why shield should still be there (and isn't). He was VERY apologetic, absolutely agrees, and says they had a new guy doing that and he made a mistake. They want to come out (50 miles) and install it and I told them to just send it to me. Great forum. Now I feel like my 2501 is missing its loin cloth.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #82
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The reason could be the bolts. It looks like the factory bolts that go through the guard might not be long enough to go through the brush guard AND bumper. The dealer might have to supply 4 new longer bolts and possibly they are too cheap or lazy.

Blondie70 further back up the thread said he bought and installed his guard. No mention of bolts being too short. Perhaps he can enlighten us on whether or not longer bolts were needed.
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The plate looks to be about 1/8" steel so I would doubt that new attachment hardware would be needed.
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Why not relocate the switch?
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Old 6 Days Ago   #85
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The plate looks to be about 1/8" steel so I would doubt that new attachment hardware would be needed.
So I got my new bumper guard from the dealer today. It was $44. They had two L2501 machines out front, and neither of them had the bumper. As such, they were not receptive to the idea of paying for the cost of mine. They acted like they had not seen such a piece before. Oh well.

By the way, I put it on the micrometer and the bumper is 1/4" plate...quite rugged, actually.

Also picked up engine oil and filter, plus hydraulic and HST filters. Take care of the 50 hour service.
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So I got my new bumper guard from the dealer today. It was $44. They had two L2501 machines out front, and neither of them had the bumper. As such, they were not receptive to the idea of paying for the cost of mine. They acted like they had not seen such a piece before.....
On Kubota's website (if I'm looking correctly) the base tractors appear to have the guard. https://www.kubotausa.com/products/tractors/compact/l01

Just for the heck of it I may swing by the local dealer and check their L01's to see if they have them or not.
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So I got my new bumper guard from the dealer today. It was $44. They had two L2501 machines out front, and neither of them had the bumper. As such, they were not receptive to the idea of paying for the cost of mine. They acted like they had not seen such a piece before. Oh well.
Did the two L2501s they had have FEL on them?
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Did the two L2501s they had have FEL on them?
Yes they did have loaders.
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I asked the guy I worked with if his 2501 had it and he confirmed it did. His was bought from a different dealer then mine was. Seems to be a thing with the dealers installing the loader and brush guard throwing the bumper out.
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So I got my new bumper guard from the dealer today. It was $44. They had two L2501 machines out front, and neither of them had the bumper. As such, they were not receptive to the idea of paying for the cost of mine. They acted like they had not seen such a piece before. Oh well.

By the way, I put it on the micrometer and the bumper is 1/4" plate...quite rugged, actually.

Also picked up engine oil and filter, plus hydraulic and HST filters. Take care of the 50 hour service.
That sounds like a load of BS they gave you. The part obviously exists and is missing from your tractor, and yet it is your problem? I was almost able to swing by the dealer today and ask about the plate on mine. I was running late for something more urgent and never made it. I intend to tomorrow. I am curious as to what I am told.
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