Raising my seat

JoeR

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L3010 HST with Loader
Mar 7, 2023
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A week ago I picked up an L3010 with about 1200 hours on it. It has needed a bunch of little things fixed on it, like any 20 year old tractor. I've put a few hours on it doing some loader work and raking some ground. I really like all of it, but the cockpit is kinda tight for my long legs. I'm always looking for ways to move my seats up and back. There's no room to go back on a tractor, so I went up a little. I used wrist pins that I had left over from an LQ9 6.0L LS engine I built for my truck. they worked great.
Here's a few pics:
Pulling the seat off and assembling the parts. Spacers and supports to spread out the load.
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Supports cut to support the weight of the seat.
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Seat raised a few inches.
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I'll spend a little seat time on it tomorrow and we'll see how it feels. It can't be any worse, LOL.

Joe
 
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Yooper

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So that’s why I have been saving those wrist pins😉.
I think that is going to work out good for you
 
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fried1765

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Kubota L48 TLB, Ford 1920 FEL, Ford 8N, SCAG Liberty Z, Gravely Pro.
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Agree seat position could be improved. M59, I used 1” thick rubber blocks. Two stacked in the front and one in the back. Much more comfortable.
Interesting location for the M59 parking brake.
Very different location from my L48 TLB, of similar vintage.
I like your M59 PB location better.
 
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Smokeydog

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M59, B26 grapples, backhoes, tillers, graders, diesel atv
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Interesting location for the M59 parking brake.
Very different location from my L48 TLB, of similar vintage.
I like your M59 PB location better.
The M59 has two parking brakes and two separate warning lights. Similar brake pedal parking brake like on many tractors. Additional lever by the seat that can be operated facing forward or backwards when using the backhoe.
 

fried1765

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The M59 has two parking brakes and two separate warning lights. Similar brake pedal parking brake like on many tractors. Additional lever by the seat that can be operated facing forward or backwards when using the backhoe.
Yeah..... The L48 does not have that PB lever that you have, by the side of the seat.
I guess I am actually fortunate though.
With two options, seems I would be twice as likely to forget the PB.
 

fried1765

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The M59 has two parking brakes and two separate warning lights. Similar brake pedal parking brake like on many tractors. Additional lever by the seat that can be operated facing forward or backwards when using the backhoe.
Prior to using the backhoe I always put the loader bucket on the ground,.... with firm down pressure.
Then I swivel the seat, and set the BH stabilizers.
Only thing the emergency brake would do then is to lock up the rear wheels,... while they are off, or nearly off, the ground.
I wonder why Kubota felt the need to be able to do that?
 

Smokeydog

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Prior to using the backhoe I always put the loader bucket on the ground,.... with firm down pressure.
Then I swivel the seat, and set the BH stabilizers.
Only thing the emergency brake would do then is to lock up the rear wheels,... while they are off, or nearly off, the ground.
I wonder why Kubota felt the need to be able to do that?
The M59 has a forward and reverse hand control creep feature while operating the backhoe. Maybe that’s why? Using that feature is super handy for R&R backhoe or 3pt attachments from the rear.
 

skeets

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Very cool idea now if I could just figure out how to get the seat on the B go back farther
 
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