Fitting a Kubota BT602 Backhoe to a BX2200

jimz49

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I have everything ready to go except identifying the hoses from the BT602. There are 3 hoses. I know one is in, one is return to power beyond (PB) and the last is return to tank. I have a setup where there is out from the tractor, return for power beyond and I'm dumping the return to tank through the tank filler hole. My problem is I don't know which hose on the backhoe is which. For reference, two of the hoses are roughly the same length and are longer than the third hose. The two longer hoses attach to the control valve on the right side and the third short hose attaches on the left. (left and right sides are determined by looking from the seat back to the backhoe). On the two longer hoses there is a male end on one and a female end on the other. The short hose has a female end.

Can anyone help me out and identify the hoses for me so I can finish this project?
 

DustyRusty

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Go to www.Messicks.com website, and enter the backhoe number BT602. Then download and print every page that you can find for the attachment. You should be able to identify each hose by the pictures. It isn't going to be easy, but it can be done with time and patience.
 

JeremyBX2200

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I would be interested in how you hooked it up to your BX2200. I have a BX2200 also and would love to have a backhoe at some point. Did you fabricated a subframe support for it?
 

jimz49

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I bought a subframe for a woods backhoe that fit the bx2200. Had to mod the portion of the mount that bolts to the backhoe to work with the BT602
 
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jimz49

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I went back and looked at some of the paperwork that came with the sub-frame. As mentioned, I used a Woods 4-point sub-frame mounting kit for a BH6000 backhoe. The kit will fit Kubota's BX1800, BX1830, BX2200, and BX2230 tractors. The Model number of the sub-frame kit is 1008537. Hope that helps.
 
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jimz49

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I also got the hoses from the backhoe sorted out. The folks at Messicks were great and got me straightened out. A big thanks to them.
 

JeremyBX2200

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I went back and looked at some of the paperwork that came with the sub-frame. As mentioned, I used a Woods 4-point sub-frame mounting kit for a BH6000 backhoe. The kit will fit Kubota's BX1800, BX1830, BX2200, and BX2230 tractors. The Model number of the sub-frame kit is 1008537. Hope that helps.
Thanks, I will check it out.
 

JeremyBX2200

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I went back and looked at some of the paperwork that came with the sub-frame. As mentioned, I used a Woods 4-point sub-frame mounting kit for a BH6000 backhoe. The kit will fit Kubota's BX1800, BX1830, BX2200, and BX2230 tractors. The Model number of the sub-frame kit is 1008537. Hope that helps.
On their site it says the BH65 is compatible with the BX2200 and come with a subframe.

Did you already have access to the Kubota backhoe?
 

jimz49

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No, I bought the sub-frame several years before finding the BT602. I was hoping to find a small Woods backhoe, but could never locate one. The BT602 showed up at a good price, so I bought it with the idea I would make it work somehow.
 
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