What did you do to or on your Kubota today?

radas

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Added some shackles from Ken's Bolt on Hooks to my bucket hooks and installed Paul and Kathy's exhaust extension for the LX2610
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NCL4701

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Helped my wife put a worm bed in the garden. Not sure why but I did it.
No clue why your wife wants a worm bed. I think we all know why you did it. Wife wants something; you can do it; you’re not a jerk; understanding why isn’t always required.
 
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The Kommander 123S was loosing air in one front tire sooo. Yup valve stem broken.
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New valve stem but....
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Yup, wheel bearings shot.
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She is happy again for now anyway. The tire guy did not have a stubby stem, so this one will surely get twisted off.
 
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Magicman

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326 hours on the Kommander and yes, the new bearings are shown in the first picture. I only replaced the bearings in the wheel that I removed. The other turned smoothly for now anyway.
 
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The boss wasn't happy with the cut from the rotary cutter so I picked up a flail mower and tried it out today. I am keeping a path on the perimeter of our fields as a local farmer hays the rest. I'm pretty pleased with how it works.
 

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Used the RTR1266 and got the garden tilled up and now I'm off to mow grass.
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BH off 3 point hitch cleaned& greased and the rotary cutter installed. Tomorrow change gear box grease and install the extra set of sharpened blades. Good times for sure! ......... I'm getting too old for this crap!
 
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Got my mowing finished. Took the mower and QH off. Easy peasy. Put the post hole digger on. Nothing good to say about that process but changing the 24" for the 9" was slick. Might plant some posts tomorrow...
 
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Today's festivities in 93 degree heat. I did get a nice farmer tan. Was thinking about a sun shade all day.
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now I'm whooped.
 
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NCL4701

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It was forecast to be hot and humid today so mowing started about 6am before it got hot. I really like this diesel can I’ve had for about 35 years. It’s just right to sit on the dash and drain itself.
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The below pic is the problem. Until this year, I’ve only been able to mow it once a year and that always had to be after deer season. Long story but bottom line it was to keep poachers (as in one specific poacher) out. That meant it was mowed in the winter when the trees are dormant. Keeps them down but allows them to keep coming back. Mostly sweet gum. They’re so thick they’re taking over from the grass and everything else.
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So I decided now that the guy we had issues is gone, it’s time to bust these trees just after they’ve dumped a bunch of energy into regrowing stems and leaves. Dropped the box blade and stopped by the shed to pick up todays weapon of choice; the old, ugly, yet still very effective Howse 500 rotary cutter/slasher/mangler/brush hog/bush hog thing.
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Mowing trees with a little grass and miscellaneous native plants mixed in. It’s basically a meadow and that’s swell with us.
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This is why we mow it at all. Not mowed it turns into this. That’s not acceptable.
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Done… with that section.
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Areas like this where there aren’t a million little tree saplings carpeting the ground I’m fine with. Nobody walks through here anyway. It’s UTV, ATV, or tractor to traverse this stuff. Left these areas be today. Had three more sections with trees to mow in addition to the one pictured above.
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We had a similar problem in a field my father used to allow mowing only once a year in the fall when he was in charge of maintaining it. There it was black gum that started in one little corner and ended up carpeting probably 3/4 of an acre. For two years I mowed them in the spring. There was clear progress the second year. Now in the third year there are still a few, but the grass is choking out the gum trees instead of the other way around. A couple of black gum saplings buried in 3’ grass below.
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From a distance, this is what the field looks like now. Much better.
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Then, at the end of the day, a spring zephyr caused a loud bang up the road a ways and the power went out. We hadn't used the new generator other than testing when the transfer switch was installed. It was a good excuse to break it out for a real run. Our old portable gas generator would run the furnace and refrigerators and freezers but we didn’t have a transfer switch so it was all drop cords and it wouldn’t run the well pump. This one won’t run the A/C, water heater, and well pump all at the same time but it will run two of the three. The well pump is a big deal with an OCD wife. It isn’t a continuous “like it never happened” solution but it wasn’t supposed to be. Did exactly what we bought it to do. Power came back on about an hour after we lost it.
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PoTreeBoy

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It was forecast to be hot and humid today so mowing started about 6am before it got hot. I really like this diesel can I’ve had for about 35 years. It’s just right to sit on the dash and drain itself.
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The below pic is the problem. Until this year, I’ve only been able to mow it once a year and that always had to be after deer season. Long story but bottom line it was to keep poachers (as in one specific poacher) out. That meant it was mowed in the winter when the trees are dormant. Keeps them down but allows them to keep coming back. Mostly sweet gum. They’re so thick they’re taking over from the grass and everything else. View attachment 80485
So I decided now that the guy we had issues is gone, it’s time to bust these trees just after they’ve dumped a bunch of energy into regrowing stems and leaves. Dropped the box blade and stopped by the shed to pick up todays weapon of choice; the old, ugly, yet still very effective Howse 500 rotary cutter/slasher/mangler/brush hog/bush hog thing. View attachment 80486
Mowing trees with a little grass and miscellaneous native plants mixed in. It’s basically a meadow and that’s swell with us. View attachment 80487
This is why we mow it at all. Not mowed it turns into this. That’s not acceptable. View attachment 80488
Done… with that section. View attachment 80489
Areas like this where there aren’t a million little tree saplings carpeting the ground I’m fine with. Nobody walks through here anyway. It’s UTV, ATV, or tractor to traverse this stuff. Left these areas be today. Had three more sections with trees to mow in addition to the one pictured above. View attachment 80491
We had a similar problem in a field my father used to allow mowing only once a year in the fall when he was in charge of maintaining it. There it was black gum that started in one little corner and ended up carpeting probably 3/4 of an acre. For two years I mowed them in the spring. There was clear progress the second year. Now in the third year there are still a few, but the grass is choking out the gum trees instead of the other way around. A couple of black gum saplings buried in 3’ grass below. View attachment 80492
From a distance, this is what the field looks like now. Much better. View attachment 80493
Then, at the end of the day, a spring zephyr caused a loud bang up the road a ways and the power went out. We hadn't used the new generator other than testing when the transfer switch was installed. It was a good excuse to break it out for a real run. Our old portable gas generator would run the furnace and refrigerators and freezers but we didn’t have a transfer switch so it was all drop cords and it wouldn’t run the well pump. This one won’t run the A/C, water heater, and well pump all at the same time but it will run two of the three. The well pump is a big deal with an OCD wife. It isn’t a continuous “like it never happened” solution but it wasn’t supposed to be. Did exactly what we bought it to do. Power came back on about an hour after we lost it. View attachment 80494
If you're willing to go a chemical route, Crossbow or Crossroad will do the trick. I don't think you'll get rid of sweetgum by mechanical means alone.
 

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Well, I didn't do anything with or to the tractors today, but I did finish up rebuilding the sprayer. I put two new tires and tubes on, then put the mount for the spray bar on and drilled a hole in one of the new tires.

Can you say dumbass?

Pulled the tire and patched the holes. Now to come up with a method of powering the control panel for the sprayer so that I can move it between tractors if I need to. I may have an issue with the pto coupler not being deep enough for the L4060 as I can't get it to lock on, seems like it is hitting the end of the PTO before the balls reach the groove. Going to put a smack of grease on the end and see if it transfers to the bottom of the coupler to verify.

I was also working on the 1209 mower. I finished the new PTO shaft and installed it, and degreased the mechanics under the hood. There was a layer of grease a 1/2" thick in places. I used 2 cans of degreaser and power washed it. There are still some specs of grease spatters, but I got it clean enough to inspect everything, needed a little gear oil in the case, need to recheck it tomorrow since it moves so slow and has to fill the pinion box through a small hole. I then hit all the grease fittings and forced any water that got in out. Tomorrow I will spend the day installing the new sickle bar and guards with new wear plates and hold downs. Should be fun laying on a gravel drive doing all this.

I rotated the assembly by hand and it moves nice and smooth and everything feels pretty good, so other than the sickle and 3 new guards, I think I did OK for $1600. The PTO replacement was a given since it was too short.

Once that is done I have to pull the baler out and replace one bearing and all the chains, but over all it is fully working, already baled some hay last year with it. I paid $1250 for it from a local retired farmer. The damned $600 rake cost me more than either one of the powered equipment after doing all the repairs.
 
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NCL4701

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If you're willing to go a chemical route, Crossbow or Crossroad will do the trick. I don't think you'll get rid of sweetgum by mechanical means alone.
Thanks. I might have to eventually so I appreciate the recommendation.

For now, I’m looking for control v total eradication so the bar for success is pretty low.
 

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I am joking about selling the tractor, but old age is taking its toll on my body. I need 2 knees and 2 hips, and 1 shoulder repair. Does anyone have some spare parts that I can have? Every time I see another doctor I learn more about my body that has been withheld from me in the past. It is really depressing to learn how old I really am. I still have a mind of a 40-year-old, but a body of a 100-year-old. Just started another new medication today, and I was depressed when I made the original post. I am over it now!
Women would like to believe they’re forever 29.
But I believe it’s a true-fact that men quit aging (mentally) forever at 34. For some reason we all still think like we’re 34 and suitable for young women and often forget how old we really are. I was amused ….but recalcitrant …when the talkative little boy from the next ranch bicycled-over and remarked to me that when he told his Mom (a pretty young housewife of about 30) that he was coming over to my place to see what I was doing…. she replied to him “You leave that old-man alone!”
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NCL4701

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Have to get the seed trees first.
Glad you added that. Getting the seed trees would require at least selective logging off well over 100 mature trees even if it was just selective cut of the sweet gums that drop gum balls on the grass area. Not worth all that… But I’ll keep mowing them. 🙂