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Docpraise

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Nov 21, 2020
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Eastern Kentucky
Hi all,

I have been lurking here for a couple of years while deciding on a tractor purchase. Not to date myself but my last tractor was a used International Cub and I remember walking past the Allis Chalmers tractor plant in West Allis growing up. After much research I decided to get a B2601 for our 6.5 acres (2.5ha for my metric friends). The choice was based on a combination of use (2.5 acres finish mowing, 2 acres of rough cutting, 2.5 acres of wooded hollers, and about 0.25 mi (500 m) of gravel drive) and accessibility (lots of hills and I have to care for a family cemetery with tight clearances). Like many, I saw how much GP Outdoors got done with a B2601 and was sold. I signed the build order for a B2601 with SSQA, 54" bucket, Land Pride Pallet Forks, 60" MMM, Land Pride BB1254 Box Blade, Land Pride RCR1548 Rotary Cutter, and R14 Tires (loaded rear) on 10/31/20. I am getting a 3rd function valve for a future grapple (probably EA 55" wicked root rake) and am looking to get a chipper (leaning towards a WoodMaxx WM 8H).

Total out the door is just a hair under $25K including an abhorrent amount of tax. The dealer will also supply .pdf files of the parts and service manuals. Although I had saved the money before the purchase, based on what I learned here I will finance a small portion for 60 months at 0% to get the KTAC replacement value insurance.

I got a message from the salesman that the tractor arrived 11/10 and the 3rd function valve was on the way. Only problem is the rotary cutter, which I can wait for with no trouble. I will sign the paperwork next Monday (11/23) and then join your happy band.

Any comments on what I have missed would be appreciated.
 

85Hokie

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BX-25D w/ Filled Rears,2" Spacers,PTB. Under Armor, 90'-90'-92'-B7100HST's
Jul 13, 2013
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Bedford - VA
Welcome Doc - damn good place to be! Lots of smart people here - and they can answer questions quickly and with great detail if a problem is presented with clarity.

You'll love the B2601 - great machine.
Just go slow and you learn what it can do - and it will always amaze you!
 

armylifer

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BX1860, FEL, RCK54P MMM, BB1548 Box Scraper, Quick Hitch, Piranha Bar, BX6315
Mar 26, 2013
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Thurston County, WA
Hi all,

I have been lurking here for a couple of years while deciding on a tractor purchase. Not to date myself but my last tractor was a used International Cub and I remember walking past the Allis Chalmers tractor plant in West Allis growing up. After much research I decided to get a B2601 for our 6.5 acres (2.5ha for my metric friends). The choice was based on a combination of use (2.5 acres finish mowing, 2 acres of rough cutting, 2.5 acres of wooded hollers, and about 0.25 mi (500 m) of gravel drive) and accessibility (lots of hills and I have to care for a family cemetery with tight clearances). Like many, I saw how much GP Outdoors got done with a B2601 and was sold. I signed the build order for a B2601 with SSQA, 54" bucket, Land Pride Pallet Forks, 60" MMM, Land Pride BB1254 Box Blade, Land Pride RCR1548 Rotary Cutter, and R14 Tires (loaded rear) on 10/31/20. I am getting a 3rd function valve for a future grapple (probably EA 55" wicked root rake) and am looking to get a chipper (leaning towards a WoodMaxx WM 8H).

Total out the door is just a hair under $25K including an abhorrent amount of tax. The dealer will also supply .pdf files of the parts and service manuals. Although I had saved the money before the purchase, based on what I learned here I will finance a small portion for 60 months at 0% to get the KTAC replacement value insurance.

I got a message from the salesman that the tractor arrived 11/10 and the 3rd function valve was on the way. Only problem is the rotary cutter, which I can wait for with no trouble. I will sign the paperwork next Monday (11/23) and then join your happy band.

Any comments on what I have missed would be appreciated.
I want to also welcome you to the site. I used to live very close to the Allis Chalmers factory in the early 1960's. My uncle and cousin both worked at Allis Chalmers. My uncle was a tool and die maker and my cousin was a machine operator. I lived just a few blocks from Allis Chalmers and passed by there almost daily. That was one huge plant back in those days. I used to see those pretty tractors being loaded on a trailer to go wherever they were bound. I kind of wish I had one of those old tractors.
 

Gallows

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LX2610, FEL, 60" SSQA bucket, 60" MMM, QH10, BB1260, HLA 60" snow pusher
Jun 17, 2020
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Canada
Welcome and congratulations on your new tractor.
 

BAP

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2012 Kubota 2920, 60MMM, FEL, BH65 48" Bush Hog, 60"Backblade, B2782B Snowblower
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Welcome aboard! Sounds like you got yourself a great tractor built and on the way. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you have, there are a lot of great knowledgeable people on here.
 

PaPow

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1990JD420 & 2017Kubota BX23S
May 29, 2017
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Communist NY
Welcome! Great choice of tractor and implements! Can`t wait to hear the stories with what you do with it.
 

skeets

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BX 2360
Oct 2, 2009
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SW Pa
Im pretty much waiting for the same thing, to replace the BX. Oh and when shes sitting inthe drive way pictures! We do like our tractor porn ;)
 

Oliver

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L2501
Feb 2, 2011
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Preston County, WV
Congratulations Doc, the B2601 seems like it'll meet your requirements to a T.

No location in your profiles, just curious where the Allis Chalmers factory was? Never mind I see now eastern KY.
 

armylifer

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BX1860, FEL, RCK54P MMM, BB1548 Box Scraper, Quick Hitch, Piranha Bar, BX6315
Mar 26, 2013
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Thurston County, WA
Allis Chalmers was in West Allis, Wisconsin. The city was named after one of the founders of Allis Chalmers, Edward Allis.
 

OrangeKrush

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BX2680 with LA344 loader, Landpride pallet forks and rear 60” blade
Nov 15, 2020
11
1
3
Indy
Welcome Doc I’m new here also, about a week now! I was looking for a newbie introduction section but did not see one.. should have just posted up as you did I suppose, anyways I purchased a new BX 2680 a couple weeks ago with loader, palet forks and rear blade. Now let it snow..
 

armylifer

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BX1860, FEL, RCK54P MMM, BB1548 Box Scraper, Quick Hitch, Piranha Bar, BX6315
Mar 26, 2013
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Thurston County, WA
Welcome Doc I’m new here also, about a week now! I was looking for a newbie introduction section but did not see one.. should have just posted up as you did I suppose, anyways I purchased a new BX 2680 a couple weeks ago with loader, palet forks and rear blade. Now let it snow..
Welcome to the site. Your comment about having a newbie introduction section seems like a good idea to me. I would frequent it for sure.
 
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Docpraise

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Nov 21, 2020
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Eastern Kentucky
Congratulations Doc, the B2601 seems like it'll meet your requirements to a T.

No location in your profiles, just curious where the Allis Chalmers factory was? Never mind I see now eastern KY.
I am in Eastern KY now. The A-C factory was in West Allis, Wisconsin (70th Street and Greenfield Ave. Some of the buildings are still there).
 

TripleR

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BX2200, BX2660, L5740 HSTC, M8540HDC and some other tractors and equipment
Sep 16, 2011
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SE Missouri
Welcome, sounds like a good setup; only recommendation is at least one rear remote for hydraulic top-link.
I highly recommend fabricating an expanded metal grill guard and consider aftermarket light guards.
 

Docpraise

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Nov 21, 2020
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Eastern Kentucky
Welcome, sounds like a good setup; only recommendation is at least one rear remote for hydraulic top-link.
I highly recommend fabricating an expanded metal grill guard and consider aftermarket light guards.
Thanks for the advice. I checked with the dealer and he indicated no trouble in adding remotes in the future (when budget allows). I stopped in today to sign the paperwork and saw the machine. I was told they will try to schedule delivery this week. 45 min later I got a text that I will be the first delivery in the morning. Looks like a good Thanksgiving.
 

Docpraise

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Nov 21, 2020
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Eastern Kentucky
Welcome Doc I’m new here also, about a week now! I was looking for a newbie introduction section but did not see one.. should have just posted up as you did I suppose, anyways I purchased a new BX 2680 a couple weeks ago with loader, palet forks and rear blade. Now let it snow..
Thanks for the welcome. It looks like we will be learning our new skills together. This is my first go around with a diesel powerplant on equipment I own. I have run diesel powered equipment but never had to do the p.m. on one I am thankful for good manuals.
 
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armylifer

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BX1860, FEL, RCK54P MMM, BB1548 Box Scraper, Quick Hitch, Piranha Bar, BX6315
Mar 26, 2013
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Thurston County, WA
That is a beautiful machine. I hope that you enjoy every minute that you have with it.
 

OrangeKrush

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BX2680 with LA344 loader, Landpride pallet forks and rear 60” blade
Nov 15, 2020
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3
Indy
That is a Beaut, and it looks right at home.. have fun!