I've a JD 2025R that is a good tractor but has suffered electrical issues, and all smaller JDs have the potential blowup driveshaft Ujoint. The one off the engine flew apart on the 4010 at 9 years and 660 hours.Congrats. What are you operating now? (you mention a tractor crossing, sounds like you currently have a tractor?)
I will search for that discussion, thanks! I am not uber mechanical but have been able to do basic things by taking my time and accessing lots of info. Everything I have seen about replacing the spring was not detailed as to source and part number of the new spring. Maybe that was on here however.I removed the horizontal spring under the left side after reading about it on this forum. Much better.
The shaft for the treadle goes thru a tube to the left side. Look under the left side and you will see two nearly vertical springs that are partially hidden and a horizontal spring for the switch, that is the one I removed. You will find the springs near the mid PTO.Lynn, are these springs under the LEFT side of the tractor? The treadle is on the RIGHT so I am confused.
I've always had filled rear tires (windshield wiper fluid). Would request the dealer to do this and to install the 3 inch spacers.Great work, Ralph. To me, the winner is the B2301. I am surprised it does so well against the much bigger Deere as well.
I got the 3" rear wheel extensions on my B2601 and that's been a success. I carry a Heavy Hitch on the rear most of the time and am not sure I needed the fluid filled rears. Only one way to find out. But my land is so steep and variable I hate to make a mistake.
LX2610SU?Posted on Tractorbynet:
Attached is a spreadsheet comparison of the 2025R vs. B2301 and LX2601SU...
Greasing is absolutely a non issue, if you buy a battery powered grease gun, and Lock-N-Lube.Posted on Tractorbynet:
Attached is a spreadsheet comparison of the 2025R vs. B2301 and LX2601SU but also have the L2501 included. The L is a much heavier tractor and has the brakes on the wrong side with the treadle peddle. Not in the running at all.
Have online operators manuals for both the B2301 and LX2601 series. The manual shows clearly the differences between the SU and other 2601. What is different on the SU:
1. No mid PTO (don't need)
2. A lesser seat (but probably better than the B's)
3. No cruise control (almost never use)
4. No extendable lower lift arms (plan to use my HF QH on new Kubota; no issue)
I'd likely get the 3 inch axle extenders on the B2301 to make it a tad wider than the 2025R but less wide than the LXSU.
So far, have checked with 3 Kubota dealers now within 35 miles of here and no tractors with loaders. Targeting for my 80th birthday in April. Got to see access with loaders on and want to operate the loaders. Loader on the 2025R is excellent. Access is reasonable but not great. Have never ever removed a loader in 17 years.
The LX manual shows greasing every 50 hours, MUCH more reasonable than 10 I've read about on the B (but haven't checked its manual for this).
That's me. Had bad legs today due to eating Cheerios (the tri sodium phosphate additive; I guess); so no tractor work: just our hike. Good legs yesterday before the Cheerios and ridding myself of peanuts. Did some bottomless chipping.RalphVA...I was wondering if you are the natural gardener from over at TBN?
If so, nice to see you here. If not, such is life...LOL
Wheel spacers should not add 1,000, they are like 350Just ran the "build" on the B2301 and added the wheel spacers. They add near a $1,000 and brings it within about $1,000 to the LXSU. After seeing a video on the amount of work needed to put those wheel spacers on, I'm not surprised. It's probably near a day's worth of work to do both sides. So, a B2601 and LX2601SU are pretty near the same price with wheels spacers on the B.
I installed Brotec spacers on my tractor (which had filled tires) and it took me about 3 hours, I believe the spacers were $350.Just ran the "build" on the B2301 and added the wheel spacers. They add near a $1,000 and brings it within about $1,000 to the LXSU. After seeing a video on the amount of work needed to put those wheel spacers on, I'm not surprised. It's probably near a day's worth of work to do both sides......