What did you do to or on your Kubota today?

GreX

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Yesterday I added a Trex deck cutting edge to the FEL and today I threw 2" spacers on the rear of the BX, it does look a bit more 'tractor' with them on. Was a bit of a pain with the loaded tires and a simple floor jack, but was able to get them on. Hopefully this eliminates any possible issues I would have experienced this mowing season, as I do have some fairly slope-y sections of the yard.
 

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Was able to get the tractor to the downed trees and started bringing 'firewood' size pieces to the curb.
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Then I impatiently went into the backyard and retrieved the grapple. Only dug up the yard a little :(

It's an awesome tool. I moved some of the dead chunks that were at the top of one of the trees and brought them into the woods. I'm making several wildlife habitats there. Just wish I had my chipper back to get rid of the pile of branches. . .
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Yesterday I added a Trex deck cutting edge to the FEL and today I threw 2" spacers on the rear of the BX, it does look a bit more 'tractor' with them on. Was a bit of a pain with the loaded tires and a simple floor jack, but was able to get them on. Hopefully this eliminates any possible issues I would have experienced this mowing season, as I do have some fairly slope-y sections of the yard.
If you've got the 54" deck you may have to remove those spacers to mount the deck since the wider stance causes the tires to interfere with the wheels on the deck.

How'd the Trex work out? My UHMW edge is on its second winter, and is a bit roughened but working good as ever.
 

fried1765

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So, I thought today would be a half day for a waste line repair...Look what I found!

Now it will be a second day for sure. One-call didn't do their job. Who puts a water line directly on top of the sewer main? And then, have two (orange paper, like tar paper pipe) waste lines coming into the main. Y

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You can see where one them actually drops the "plunkies" right into the top of the 8" terra cotta main. WTF????

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So, I thought today would be a half day for a waste line repair...Look what I found!

Now it will be a second day for sure. One-call didn't do their job. Who puts a water line directly on top of the sewer main? And then, have two (orange paper, like tar paper pipe) waste lines coming into the main. Y

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You can see where one them actually drops the "plunkies" right into the top of the 8" terra cotta main. WTF????

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The "paper"(tarred) pipe that you discovered is "Orangeburg".

Orangeburg pipe was particularly popular as a low cost sewer pipe, post WWII when steel and cast iron were still in somewhat short supply, and new building was booming.

Orangeburg was made from paper and tar.
It's useful life is usually about 40 years, after which pipe collapse becomes imminent.

It was essentially declared unsuitable for new septic system installations in the early 70"s.
My opinion: It was always just plain cheap junk!
 
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Day two of waste line from H_ll. Long day, but, got it put all back together. We found a "spot repair" on the waste line that someone had done previously. It was copper flashing wrapped around the tar paper pipe and "secured" with 3 wire "ties" that looked like fencing wire! :mad:

I mean holy smokes people.

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Not much time to compact soil and it was still quite wet. I'll likely be back in the spring to finish it off and they want some "landscaping" done as well. All good, they can flush away now without fear.

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dirtydeed

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The "paper"(tarred) pipe that you discovered is "Orangeburg".

Orangeburg pipe was particularly popular as a low cost sewer pipe, post WWII when steel and cast iron were still in somewhat short supply, and new building was booming.

Orangeburg was made from paper and tar.
It's useful life is usually about 40 years, after which pipe collapse becomes imminent.

It was essentially declared unsuitable for new septic system installations in the early 70"s.
My opinion: It was always just plain cheap junk!
You are correct sir. Thanks for clarifying the name. Orangeburg. That was it! It was mostly squashed but the "coup de grace" was another plumbing company that tried to snake the line. The snake just ate it up where the offset was. They likely drilled right through it with the snake. The homeowner said that the first plumbing company left with their tails between their legs and didn't want any part of the job after that. :ROFLMAO:
 
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Relocated the 3rd function couplings. They were sticking straight out the front. That interfered with the grapple too much for my liking. Gotta say, 511 Designz thought it out. I can still tilt the grill guard with everything hooked up. For $50 delivered it wasn't worth the time to whip something up myself.
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Relocated the 3rd function couplings. They were sticking straight out the front. That interfered with the grapple too much for my liking. Gotta say, 511 Designz thought it out. I can still tilt the grill guard with everything hooked up. For $50 delivered it wasn't worth the time to whip something up myself.
I have been thinking about getting one of there bulkheads. How thick is the metal?
 

GreX

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If you've got the 54" deck you may have to remove those spacers to mount the deck since the wider stance causes the tires to interfere with the wheels on the deck.

How'd the Trex work out? My UHMW edge is on its second winter, and is a bit roughened but working good as ever.
I believe I did my homework correctly, but maybe not.. I have a 60" MMM, and from what I gathered online, the 2" spacers will work with that mower deck? I could have someone help me pull it back down from storage, and check it, but I'm hoping come spring it will be okay.

As for the Trex edge, seems quite solid, its thick, so less of an edge at the moment, I'm sure with some additional wear it will start to become an edge, but we'll see, only used it for maybe 5 minutes of time being drug along the surface, still seems in new shape.
 

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I believe I did my homework correctly, but maybe not.. I have a 60" MMM, and from what I gathered online, the 2" spacers will work with that mower deck? I could have someone help me pull it back down from storage, and check it, but I'm hoping come spring it will be okay.

As for the Trex edge, seems quite solid, its thick, so less of an edge at the moment, I'm sure with some additional wear it will start to become an edge, but we'll see, only used it for maybe 5 minutes of time being drug along the surface, still seems in new shape.
drig....drag...drug....???? :giggle:
 

JimDeL

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I believe I did my homework correctly, but maybe not.. I have a 60" MMM, and from what I gathered online, the 2" spacers will work with that mower deck? I could have someone help me pull it back down from storage, and check it, but I'm hoping come spring it will be okay.

As for the Trex edge, seems quite solid, its thick, so less of an edge at the moment, I'm sure with some additional wear it will start to become an edge, but we'll see, only used it for maybe 5 minutes of time being drug along the surface, still seems in new shape.
With the 60" mower you should be good. It's the 54" that has clearance problems.

I beveled the edge of my UHMW edge at about 30°, using my tablesaw. I left about 3/16", so it's not a 'knife' edge, and it'd have a bit more wear resistance. Seems to have worked...so far.
 
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With the 60" mower you should be good. It's the 54" that has clearance problems.

I beveled the edge of my UHMW edge at about 30°, using my tablesaw. I left about 3/16", so it's not a 'knife' edge, and it'd have a bit more wear resistance. Seems to have worked...so far.

I upgraded my backup camera in my MX series tractor - I decided to get a bigger display and go with a wireless setup vs wired so far I really like it. :) Also gathering the stuff I need to convert my quick attach coupler to make it hydraulic operated.
 
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I had a friend stop down at my land and used my L2501 to open up some of my two track to my tractor shed. I use a wheelchair so its not an ideal situation for me to get my Jeep stuck on the way to the shed! :ROFLMAO: Now that we are in a weather pattern free from serious accumulations for a week to 10 days I hope to get some of my other trails cleared now that I can get to the shed. I think it was a good thing I did not try as he got his Chevy 4x4 truck stuck part way to the shed.

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We went to the farm yesterday and dropped some old dead trees, cleared out more brush, and worked on pulling out more fence. We have to be careful cutting the trees and brush with all the fencing material mixed in. In addition, we found an old cattle feeder, a washing machine, and some other metal items that we just couldn't figure out what they belonged to.

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fried1765

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I upgraded my backup camera in my MX series tractor - I decided to get a bigger display and go with a wireless setup vs wired so far I really like it. :) Also gathering the stuff I need to convert my quick attach coupler to make it hydraulic operated.
You will love hydraulic operation of your SSQA. :giggle:
 
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You will love hydraulic operation of your SSQA. :giggle:
Yeah our wheel loaders and skid steers all have the hydraulic couplers so this tractor is going to too because we switch between the buckets and forks all the time.

I'm also going to setup some way to operate the 3 point arms from the rear of the cab like the bigger tractors do. I don't know why Kubota doesn't off that it seems like it's needed on any cab tractor no matter what size it is.
 

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I cut some firewood yesterday. I had dropped two logs to move some others before the ground got too soft and when I picked them back up, I got a lot of leaves. I didn't notice from the tractor, but it looked different from the front.
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I upgraded my backup camera in my MX series tractor - I decided to get a bigger display and go with a wireless setup vs wired so far I really like it. :) Also gathering the stuff I need to convert my quick attach coupler to make it hydraulic operated.
What brand of wireless backup camera did you use? I am thinking of adding one to my tractor this spring.