What did you do to or on your Kubota today?

Crash277

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Do you have the sawmill up and running?
I got the engine running, swapped the plugs, oil, and filter. Ended up needing a fuel pump the 20hp Honda is way quieter than I expected. My friend who owns it is coming over tomorrow to teach me how to use it. I have figured everything out except the motor mech for the forwards-backwards drive. I can only get the mill to go forward. Goes up and down with no issues. I haven’t put a blade on it yet, that will get done tomorrow morning. Then I will level it in the yard near the pile. she grew up running it with her dad, so I’m looking forward to my first cut! My chainsaw decided to crap out on me. I’m lucky another buddy of mine owed me a favour and lent me his husky till I can get the parts for my chainsaw. Eventually I will start up a “sawmill adventures thread” lol
 
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Got the subframe all put together and tested for leaks, had to redo the ones on the cylinders so they would leak, saw that coming though.:rolleyes: Plugged the battery tender in for the night too.

do you leave it on a battery tender all the time?
 

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do you leave it on a battery tender all the time?
Not all the time but I do put a charger on usually about every month and half either the little maintainer or My 5 amp that has a automatic trickle mode. Generally I’ll just have it plugged in over night and things have been good, though when it gets close to or bellow freezing I tray to park it near a outlet. Havent been able to put it or anything else for that matter in the garage the last few years. But looking like this winter I should be able to park in side which will be nice… the car can sit out side right? Ha.
 
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Rained off and on all day today so it was a good day for a little maintenance and catching up on odd jobs inside. Did the 250 hour service and pressure washed the tractor. Took off the loader and rear implement for servicing. Then got generally ill with the mud, dust, dirt, excess grease covering everything and washed it during a break in the rain.

It looks so naked with nothing on it. Put the loader back on after pulling it back inside and drying it off.
 
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Crash277

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Not all the time but I do put a charger on usually about every month and half either the little maintainer or My 5 amp that has a automatic trickle mode. Generally I’ll just have it plugged in over night and things have been good, though when it gets close to or bellow freezing I tray to park it near a outlet. Havent been able to put it or anything else for that matter in the garage the last few years. But looking like this winter I should be able to park in side which will be nice… the car can sit out side right? Ha.
this was my gift to myself this year. Just put it up Before the crap weather started.

this was the original plan but lowering the rops would have to become a new muscle memory. Plus the tractor takes up less space in the garage. I didn’t put the ends on it so I can back my flat deck through it and beside my garage. Using it more like a car port than a garage.
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I ran a heavy duty extension cord out from the garage, put a 4’ led shop light and have My block heater plug for the truck set up. Once the sawmill is up and running my garage will just house my tractor and ATV. So I can use it as a shop and not have to move the truck to work on stuff.

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Well crap..... guess this is what I get for paying more attention to the grapple teeth picking up logs, than I did watching trailer/tractor front end....

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Today I added a hydraulic top link. I have been wanting one ever since I purchased the tractor. What an outstanding addition! I played with it a little after the install and was pleased to see some immediate advantages. Just being able to tweak the angle of the Quick Hitch to more easily get attachments to lock in was the first benefit I noticed. As great as the QH is, sometime a little nudge of the tip link is beneficial to lock things together. I excited to experience the other benefits of being able to change the angle/pitch of other attachment.
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Made a bracket for rotating LED while snow plowing. Put in index bolt so I can line up easy and if I hit something not to hard it will keep bracket from swiveling and striking top. Painting today.

The light is battery operated and magnetic mount. Can still fit under 8’ OH door.

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Oh, and added shoes for the BH92. Got some jobs in spring on new concrete.

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I can only get the mill to go forward.
The forward/reverse switch simply bypasses the speed control and reverses the battery polarity on the power feed motor so that should simply be a contact in the switch. I am looking forward to your sawing success.
 
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Mossy dell

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On Thursday, I hauled fence posts and unloaded them with my B2601 forks. They are for trellises I am building for grapes. On Friday, I hauled topsoil and mulch into my barn with my front loader for the bases of chicken breeding pens. To come: today's big project of having a guy with a BX TLB use his backhoe to dig holes so I can set the trellis posts.
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Mossy dell

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I don't have a rototiller, backhoe, or an auger, so I have been hiring a fellow with a BX 23 and those attachments. Found him on Craig's list. He's a fine young man and a real bargain. $75/hour for tractor work plus $75 travel time.

Today's project of digging holes for two grape trellises I am going to build took 3 hours. for 12 holes. He had an auger too but we stuck with the backhoe. We hit a ledge of shale, real common, at the end of the run. And a few other holes had mostly breakable shale.

Everywhere I have lived except the Florida beach town where I grew up, folks have complained about their clay. Now I may have them beat. When I dig the smallest hole in our clay, I bring a pick as well as a shovel. Shale is compressed clay, by the way. As rocks go, it is soft and brittle. But it laughs at diggers when it is a ledge. Our region is called the Shale Hill and Valley Ecoregion . . .

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Crash277

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The forward/reverse switch simply bypasses the speed control and reverses the battery polarity on the power feed motor so that should simply be a contact in the switch. I am looking forward to your sawing success.
Shot you an email but your can ignore it. A spring was missing from the drive lever. A bungee cord and it’s GTG!
 

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I put the snowblower on my JD X320. (for the son in law) and then went out and with the Kubota and blew the first snow of the season out of my driveways.
 

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On Thursday, I hauled fence posts and unloaded them with my B2601 forks. They are for trellises I am building for grapes. . . .
Bets of luck with the grapes Mossy dell! They are fun to grow - and grow fast.
30 years ago I found a farmer who had just cut down a load of cedar trees. I was told they wouldn't rot if used for a grape arbor. I used a PHD for digging the 16 holes and painted 1x3's strung between them for the grapes. Planted Delaware and Concord varieties. They produced a lot of grapes for 20 years.
Then a really severe ice storm took it all down. The grapes continued to grow until this past summer when I ripped them all out.
Looks like posts you are using won't be falling down any time soon :)
 
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Mossy dell

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Thanks, ctfjr. Yep, the end and brace posts are monsters, fully 7"+ at the butt ends! May be over kill but I hope to avoid having to redo this.
 

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Hi Javert, why can’t you get the battery under the hood?
The one in the tray is bigger than the original one. The little battery that goes under the hood isn't good enough to cycle the glow plugs AND to crank it in an extremely cold weather. The room where the original battery goes is now taken by a small storage box for paperwork and stuff. (I still need to change the block heater on it.)
 
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We went out to the farm yesterday. We got the MF383 back up and running. We went to work finishing clearing another spot.

Here is a before one
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Hard to see, but there was a bunch of concrete blocks (7 buckets full) around the tree (one with the top intact). We cleaned that up and trimmed a low branch off the tree to make it easier access. Well, why we were working there, dad decided the larger tree with the top broken out of it needed to come down today. I pointed out that I only brought my MS170 saw, and the tree was going to be a challenge. After much looking and debate, the tree was completely hollow to the top. So, after clearing all the equipment back, started cutting on it and made about a six-inch cut on it, heard it popping and backed away.

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It came right on down. Started trimming on the long branch sticking out and using the L3560 to haul the smaller branches to brush pile.

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Ended up stopping because I needed my bigger saw, so the cleanup will have to wait until I come back out with my bigger Stihl to finish the job.
 
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