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mkohnen77

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Hey everyone I'm new here and have a 3302 coming next week. I wondering what the must haves are for the toolbox. Is there a "common" wrench size or set of wrenches you recommend?
I thought about adding a tractor supply/similar tool kit but wanted to ask you all for ideas.

I did a search for tools/toolbox but didn't see anything relevant.

Thanks
 

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Welcome to the forum.

I like having a spud wrench or two, wire cutters, pliers, and screwdriver on my tractor. Found that these allow me to deal with most issues and get back to the full toolbox.

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And a 2-lb or larger mechanics hammer, and crow-bar and a chain with hooks …and….And best of all….a carry-all-basket such as sold by Tractor-Mike or such as some folks modify ATV baskets


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jyoutz

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A dead blow hammer. Pliers (regular and needle nose, chain with grab hooks. And most importantly, extra lynch pins and cotter pins.
 
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JimmyJazz

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I have found with a new tractor you will seldom need anything. A cheap digital tire pressure gauge if you don't have one would be enough for starters. I am a suburban tractor owner primarily cutting grass and moving wood not a real farmer. Kubota tractors are well engineered and very dependable. You will love that tractor. Congratulations.
 
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I keep:

1. spud wrench
2. extra shear bolts all sizes. Also a smaller crescent for these.
3. Gloves
4. Extra pins (lynch, cotter).
5. Shims
6. 2 or 3lb sledge hammer
7. flashlight
8. a few shop rags
 
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rc51stierhoff

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In addition to what mentioned above…I keep some lift straps and clevis/shackles with me…I find you can use them in a pinch if you don’t have chains with you…a lot lighter to carry as well….they are not a replacement for chains, but tool boxes have limited space and the straps serve multiple purposes if you combine with shackles for lifting/pulling etc.

if you don’t have a grease gun or torque wrenches those are worth considering as well.
 
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D2Cat

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Welcome to the forum and new tractor ownership. If you follow all the advise given you'll need provisions for storage/hauling. Just as well have a spare tire with you, but which one? ;) ;)
 
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mkohnen77

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Welcome to the forum and new tractor ownership. If you follow all the advise given you'll need provisions for storage/hauling. Just as well have a spare tire with you, but which one? ;) ;)
That's hilarious! Just like building a house you can only take to much input.
 
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anomad

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If this is a new purchase/new experience take an hour or two to go over the machine after delivery and make sure all the bolts are snug, all the fluids are at proper levels, and that everything is as you want it. My little 2601 arrived with some major issues when it arrived from the dealer.

You will figure out what you need to haul around with you. Start with an adjustable wrench and a screwdriver.
 
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nbryan

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Hey everyone I'm new here and have a 3302 coming next week. I wondering what the must haves are for the toolbox. Is there a "common" wrench size or set of wrenches you recommend?
I thought about adding a tractor supply/similar tool kit but wanted to ask you all for ideas.

I did a search for tools/toolbox but didn't see anything relevant.

Thanks
Any implements with that new tractor? Each implement will have its own "bring along" tool and hardware kit requirements, which often overlap with other implements but not always. Like the mentioned keeper pins and clips for sure.
Some kind of round drift for releasing sheared shear pins, hammer, big adjustable wrench, vice grips, needle nose, large pipe wrench, 10mm and 12mm combo wrenches, pry bar, gloves, RAGS, small first aid kit, ..................................
 
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NCL4701

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Good advice above but you kind of have to limit what you carry to fit the storage space you have. Adjustable wrench, 2 to 3lb hammer, Channel Locks, a few extra pins, and a flat screwdriver big enough to do a bit of prying are the bare minimum IMO. More stuff is swell if you have room.

One thing I’ll add because I’ve never seen it on one of these threads: When I had the standard turnbuckle style toplink and sidelink the both had these stubby little rods that I guess are the “handles” you’re supposed to use to turn them. I had always adjusted the links on the 8N and H by hand but they have handles long enough to get more than two or three fingers on them. I have no clue how anyone thought those stubs are adequate to manually adjust an implement of significant weight such as a 550lb box scrape. My toolbox includes two short lengths of pipe, one that fits the stubby handles on the top link and a slightly smaller diameter pipe that fits the stubby handles on the side link.
 
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William1

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Two adjustable wrenches, a screwdriver with tips. Knife. 'Chains saw on a rope. A couple of medium ratchet straps. Odds and ends. Any more than that and I'll be heading to the garage to properly fix with the correct tools what I neglected.
As a new owner, you probably will need a grease gun and tire pressure gauge along with a proper set of wrenches, sockets, torque wrench and.....
 
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nbryan

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Good advice above but you kind of have to limit what you carry to fit the storage space you have. Adjustable wrench, 2 to 3lb hammer, Channel Locks, a few extra pins, and a flat screwdriver big enough to do a bit of prying are the bare minimum IMO. More stuff is swell if you have room.

One thing I’ll add because I’ve never seen it on one of these threads: When I had the standard turnbuckle style toplink and sidelink the both had these stubby little rods that I guess are the “handles” you’re supposed to use to turn them. I had always adjusted the links on the 8N and H by hand but they have handles long enough to get more than two or three fingers on them. I have no clue how anyone thought those stubs are adequate to manually adjust an implement of significant weight such as a 550lb box scrape. My toolbox includes two short lengths of pipe, one that fits the stubby handles on the top link and a slightly smaller diameter pipe that fits the stubby handles on the side link.
Using a heavy carabiner, I hang on the top link "handle" a 12" crescent wrench by the loop in the end of its handle. The wrench handle slides easily into that little loop for plenty of adjustment torque, then used to snug up the tightener nut. It's a permanent fixture on my 3-point, unless like today for example it wanted to dangle onto the pto shaft to my chipper.
 
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Trapper Bob

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I keep a multi tool in my box.
 
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D2Cat

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Really, the most important tool you need is just read the manuals a couple of times to become familiar with your machine. Don't NEED any tools until you need them, and that will be a long while!
 
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