What did you do to or on your Kubota today?

GeoHorn

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Neighbors cows got loose onto my runway so I herded them into some old cattle pens on my place. But the water-line to the trough there is blocked for some reason…so I transported water to them using the FEL and a 2x2x6 foot tank (about 150 gals). They drank it all within 4 minutes… so I did it again.
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Bri-Guy-GA

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Got to experience my first flat tire. Found an old rusty nail sticking out of the front tire. Took it to Kubota this morning and they fixed it in 15 minutes. Didn't have patches in stock so filled it with leak seal and shes good as new. Will look into foam filling the fronts this winter.
 
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How do you use AM radio to trace the wire?
Here's what I use.

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In a nutshell, I tune the radio to somewhere around 6.0 KHZ and pass it over the wire in a known location (I know exactly where the wire is where it crosses my driveway). Once I get the frequency correct (loud static sound as the radio gets close to the wire, then there is a null, no static when the radio is directly over the wire). Passing the radio over the wire back and forth will produce loud static, null, then loud static. The location where the "null" is observed is where the wire is.

Here's a youtube video (there are many more) where they are using a locator, but its the same idea

 
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dirtydeed

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No pics from yesterday cutting a maple that was in the way of the driveway extension. I made a real bonehead move in felling the tree with winds gusting. I had purposely parked the tractor behind some trees in the opposite direction of where I wanted the tree to land. Ok, all good there. However, after I cut the notch and made fairly deep back cut the tree was starting to go. At that second, a strong gust of wind blew the top of tree and it sat back entirely on the back cut! It was ready to break and I thought the tractor would be done for. :eek:

The wind gust stopped which opened the back cut and I pushed a wedge into it by hand. The momentum of the tree springing back when the wind died was enough to break the holding wood and the tree dropped right where I wanted it to go. Yeesh.

I got extremely lucky and learned a valuable lesson. Pick a better day with calm winds when monkeying around with trees.
 
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aaluck

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My neighbor's husband died unexpectedly a few weeks ago. She asked me to fix her non-functioning gate to feel safer. The post is about 5-6 inches from plumb. Anyone with tips tricks on how to get it straight please go to "projects" and help me out.
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I can't tell much by your picture, but I'm guessing the black post is what the gate was hung off of and it's leaning towards the gate on the ground?

You could remove the post and reset it, and set it deeper with more concrete. You could dig down on the side you need to push the post towards to get it straight, then push it back with your loader. Then fill and tamp the void where the post was.
 

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Little bit of clean up after Ian. The ground is pretty darn soft so I stuck to the front yard which drains pretty good. Didn't lose any live trees but a lot of dead standing wood came down.
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DustyRusty

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Dragged a Cadillac parts car into the woods with my BX23S. Pulled it uphill about 20 yards and then dropped it behind some pine trees to keep the wife happy.
 

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Minor storm cleanup today. Had the generator on the back and pulled it off because we didn’t need it and I don’t much like tooling around the woods grappling stuff with a generator hanging off the back for no good reason. Just moving brush and one rotten log so no actual need for counterweight. I never really work it without something on the back so, even though it worked fine and all four wheels maintained continuous ground contact, it felt weird. Felt a little front heavy and Donald Duckish; loader covered the front but it’s rear was hanging out there totally uncovered. When it gets cold this winter we’ll feed this bus sized brush pile to the chipper.
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WhitleyStu

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Sprayed 60 gallons of bifenthrin to keep the spiders and other small critters from trying to come in during the cool fall weather...
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DaveFromMi

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Sprayed 60 gallons of bifenthrin to keep the spiders and other small critters from trying to come in during the cool fall weather...
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I have had no luck using chemicals other than Raid that is sprayed directly on them. I have found a couple of things that do work. 1. Peppermint (essential) oil diluted in a pump sprayer to the inside perimeter of the pole barn and basement. 2. Hedge apples cut in half placed in the 4 corners of the barn and basement. Farmers around here have used hedge apples for generations.
 

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My neighbor's husband died unexpectedly a few weeks ago. She asked me to fix her non-functioning gate to feel safer. The post is about 5-6 inches from plumb. Anyone with tips tricks on how to get it straight please go to "projects" and help me out. View attachment 88080
I did 25 horse fencing posts recently....3' deep hole, packing in each layer by hand on the setting.....a lot of rk, but they are SOLID!
 

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Nothing too exciting. I had a box full of plow parts show up so unloaded it from the back of an MTL truck using the MX and pallet forks. I ran the flail along the side of ~400 yards of driveway as I headed back up the hill since I was going that way any way.

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ken erickson

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I started the day greasing the loader and tightening one of the angled zerk's that had loosened up. Continued my wildlife pond dig, approaching 50% done moving soil. I started building up the dam and at the point that I need to re-establish elevations. I am not sure how much more excavating I will do this season yet. I have a lot of grapple work now that a lot of my Scot pines that died off are starting to get brittle and falling over.



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No pics from yesterday cutting a maple that was in the way of the driveway extension. I made a real bonehead move in felling the tree with winds gusting. I had purposely parked the tractor behind some trees in the opposite direction of where I wanted the tree to land. Ok, all good there. However, after I cut the notch and made fairly deep back cut the tree was starting to go. At that second, a strong gust of wind blew the top of tree and it sat back entirely on the back cut! It was ready to break and I thought the tractor would be done for. :eek:

The wind gust stopped which opened the back cut and I pushed a wedge into it by hand. The momentum of the tree springing back when the wind died was enough to break the holding wood and the tree dropped right where I wanted it to go. Yeesh.

I got extremely lucky and learned a valuable lesson. Pick a better day with calm winds when monkeying around with trees.
Yep.

Wind gusts and trees being 'limb heavy' on one side are considerations that some folks overlook or just get caught off guard by. Glad it worked out for you. Scary moment I am sure.
 

Biker1mike

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East day. Put the 3 pt drawbar with the trailer ball on and moved the camper from its ready to go spot on the driveway to its winter home out of the way so I can plow.
Just a pop-up.
 

Ton

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Got my GWT version of a "heavy hitch" in today and procured some 70lb suitcase weights. Very odd color for the weights, though. I can only describe it as a sort of moldy-vomit type of color. Very off-putting. Looks like the dog doesn't think too much of it either. But the additional ballast is very much welcome. Now just need to fab up a front bracket for them as well.

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utkdoc

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Same customer as the previous what did I do with my Kubota post...
This project was to create a parking area for the customer so he can park up to 4 vehicles or his motor home on a level surface.
When you use the plate compactor on that stone, how long does that usually hold up for? I know depends on how much you drive/turn on it but in general. Does it just give a smoother surface or do you think that helps prevent pothole / low area formation also? I've always wondered
 

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Clearing a site for a (hope) shed/shop. Pulling and digging saplings and trees. It took all Katy had to dig/pull/haul this old sweetgum stump.

What I'm clearing is younger than what's behind her. But when those sweetgums sprout from an old stump with its established root system, they grow like the weed they are.


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Got my GWT version of a "heavy hitch" in today and procured some 70lb suitcase weights. Very odd color for the weights, though. I can only describe it as a sort of moldy-vomit type of color. Very off-putting. Looks like the dog doesn't think too much of it either. But the additional ballast is very much welcome. Now just need to fab up a front bracket for them as well.

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Looks like my boy..
 
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