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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #11
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Years are all about garage kept vs. outside. If outside years really matter.

especially with Kubota paint, it turns pink.
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Mary Kay roof and rear fenders on mine.
Dealer said the PO stored it inside but backed up to a window in the barn and thus the pink rears.
1100 hrs on a 2010 mostly used for haying and hauling maple sugar gear around. No heavy work, bucket still had most all of its paint.
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You canít have much fun with just 10 hours a year. Thanks for all the information, it will help for the next
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Ycouldn***8217;t but I***8217;d have to find what I want in stock of course.

OK...I give up...what is ***8217 supposed to mean??
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OK...I give up...what is ***8217 supposed to mean??
It means you had a smart quote instead of a normal quote in your text. Often means you copied and pasted from a Microsoft product that makes smart quotes. Basically you can replace that with ' and it then reads fine.
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Iím not the most experienced tractor-guy present but it appears to me that itís common for tractors to do a lot of sitting for the average guy who has a job other than tractor-work. Even tractors used in agriculture are often found sitting for long periods in the off-season.
That said, sitting is hard on internal combustion engines. They rust internally. Every day the temperature warms and the air inside expands/expels....then every night it cools and humid air is sucked back inside. Without hot oil being distributed regularly the insides suffer.
About the only thing worse than sitting.... Is the guy who thinks heís doing the engine good by the occasional startíer up and run it 20 minutes...then shutíer back down for another month. Each time fossil fuel is burned the by-product is carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and... WATER VAPOR which incorporates into the oil to sit and eat away at the insides. If that oil isnít brought up to HOT and KEPT THERE for an hour youíre doing more harm than good. Sitting engines need oil changes too. So does transmissions and hydraulic systems. They also have seals that need hot oil applied to keep them soft and pliable.
I have had good experience with old under-used tractors however. They are not fine wrist-watches...they are heavy-duty industrial machines that are sturdy and well constructed. My 1996 Kubota M4700 had less than 400 hrs on it after 20 years of mostly sitting in a shed and other than mouse-eaten wiring that required troubleshooting/repair itís clearly a great machine with many years of service ahead of it. I expect my great grandkids will enjoy it also.
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Mary Kay roof and rear fenders on mine.
Dealer said the PO stored it inside but backed up to a window in the barn and thus the pink rears.
1100 hrs on a 2010 mostly used for haying and hauling maple sugar gear around. No heavy work, bucket still had most all of its paint.
Both my M's are a nice shade of Mary Kay pink as well. Quality top coat Kubota uses....
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It means you had a smart quote instead of a normal quote in your text. Often means you copied and pasted from a Microsoft product that makes smart quotes. Basically you can replace that with ' and it then reads fine.
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Years are all about garage kept vs. outside. If outside years really matter.
We have long had an expression for old but low mile equipment. We call it the "TIME TERMITE". It does matter whether stored inside or outside but of course the climate matters. If you stored it outside in London there would be more disuse damage than stored in the desert in California where military and civilian aircraft sit for years until they are needed and they hold up well if they are sealed up .
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