What did you do to or on your Kubota today?

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Your project reminds me of one of mine. I have a 40' ladder that I needed to use to get to the top of my barn a few years ago. It's just too big and heavy for one person to locate and extend. I have a 40 HP trencher with wide flotation tires. It weighs 6K with a back hoe. So I rolled the bucket down and chained the ladder to the bucket, then just extended and rolled as needed to get the ladder set in place. After use I anchored it with a couple of ropes and it's been there since. It's a good place to store a ladder!
 
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Unfortunately, we had to back out. There were a lot of things done in construction as well as a lot of bubbafied mods that were gonna cost a lot more on top of the purchase price. Owner wouldn't budge on price, so we let him keep it. I spent about $1K on inspections from two different companies, and they still missed most of the things I saw. Apparently, they seem to think if a structure is standing after 20 years, it's built right. Not so, and that house has a lot of examples of how NOT to do things, some of which are just plain dangerous. I'm quite surprised it hasn't burned down yet.

It's still on the market, because there were a lot of problems, some of which the seller's agent now has to disclose to potential buyers. I was willing to go about half the costs of the repairs with him, but he got greedy. The owners refinanced the home two years ago, and again last year, for a total of nearly $150K, which had they spent on the house, it probably would have been worth the asking price. Basically, they used the house as an ATM after real estate prices went stupid during a seller's market. Dunno what they did with the money, and it's none of my business, but I know what they didn't do with it.

I'm too old to be doing that much work, so the missus and I hashed it out, and decided it would be a bad idea. Told the seller's agent that our final offer was as high as we would go, and let us know if he changed his mind. Not likely, but there are things happening that might still land the property for us.
Well that sucks, maybe something better will be listed.

I really did like that pond and orchard.
 

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I need to pull the pump from my 135' well. The downtube is 20' sticks of schedule 80 PVC threaded together, so I can't just yard it out like I could with polyethylene. So built a crane using a ladder and tractor. Weight is minimal, but stability is important ... nice to have the backhoe because I can use the outriggers to level the tractor. I did a test run yesterday and everything went really well. I have a couple of improvements to make to the setup and the process, but overall I call it a success. Maintaining control and a vertical haul-up are important, as I don't want to break the pipe and watch it disappear down into the well. I used a pipe hitch for the haul-up and a Klemheist knot for the progress capture and safety.
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That's awesome, good to know for whenever I get to pull mine
 
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Unfortunately, we had to back out. There were a lot of things done in construction as well as a lot of bubbafied mods that were gonna cost a lot more on top of the purchase price. Owner wouldn't budge on price, so we let him keep it. I spent about $1K on inspections from two different companies, and they still missed most of the things I saw. Apparently, they seem to think if a structure is standing after 20 years, it's built right. Not so, and that house has a lot of examples of how NOT to do things, some of which are just plain dangerous. I'm quite surprised it hasn't burned down yet.

It's still on the market, because there were a lot of problems, some of which the seller's agent now has to disclose to potential buyers. I was willing to go about half the costs of the repairs with him, but he got greedy. The owners refinanced the home two years ago, and again last year, for a total of nearly $150K, which had they spent on the house, it probably would have been worth the asking price. Basically, they used the house as an ATM after real estate prices went stupid during a seller's market. Dunno what they did with the money, and it's none of my business, but I know what they didn't do with it.

I'm too old to be doing that much work, so the missus and I hashed it out, and decided it would be a bad idea. Told the seller's agent that our final offer was as high as we would go, and let us know if he changed his mind. Not likely, but there are things happening that might still land the property for us.
Sorry to hear that but better to not end up finding out you had a money pit later. Good luck on the next one.
 

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That's awesome, good to know for whenever I get to pull mine
Excellent! I thought somebody might find this useful. The thing I'm most proud of is the use of the two friction hitches (the pipe knot and the Klemheist). I picked the pipe knot for the hosting because I was able to tie that knot on using the end of the haul rope. The Klemheist was actually tied with a loop of rope, which I then tied to a bowline on the progress capture/safety. Next time I'll use caribiners.

The friction hitches slide down the PVC pipe really nicely when they're not under load, but it was a pain to get them over the threaded connections.

 
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Cleared out some of the trails and the driveway today with my LX2610, aka "Gordy". My rotary cutter, and my Stihl chainsaw and FS131 trimmer.

My dad "Gordon" got me into tractoring, and Kubota, when I was 14 y/o. His impact in my life
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is why I'm here, with my LX2610.
 
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Used the forks to move some implements around and to get our outdoor furniture and summer items into the the shed. We're going to get hit with high wind and rain from hurricane Lee Friday and Saturday so I didn't want to chase any of around the property.

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Used the forks to move some implements around and to get our outdoor furniture and summers items into the the shed. We're going to get hit with high wind and rain from hurricane Lee Friday and Saturday so I didn't want to chase any of around the property.

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Looks as though "LEE" is more likely to pummel Cape Breton Island than you.
 

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broken sewer line/root intrusion repair today with the backhoe. After seeing the location this am, I could've used the mini after all. The pics from google maps showed some very low branches that had been removed after the google maps street view photo.

This one was pretty interesting as I've never seen a root wrap around the pipe and actually break the hub.

Dig:

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inspect:

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issue number 1:

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more dig:

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ahhh, here's the problem

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close up:
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look how that root broke the hub (we didn't cut it)

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side by side comparison using a new fitting (on left). That break was made entirely by a root that surrounded the fitting and broke it off cleanly. The root then entered the pipe and went on its merry way to feed the tree (depth was about 5 to 6 feet below surface).

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done. home by 2 pm. Repair was made just before the "christmas tree" of utilities. Electric, coms and gas all right there. We've done many of these types of repairs in this "condo" development. It seems like the original installers used primer, but no glue.

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When someone invents a tool to clear out around the sch 40.... with a BH... he'll be a millionaire.
 
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broken sewer line/root intrusion repair today with the backhoe. After seeing the location this am, I could've used the mini after all. The pics from google maps showed some very low branches that had been removed after the google maps street view photo.

This one was pretty interesting as I've never seen a root wrap around the pipe and actually break the hub.

Dig:

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inspect:

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issue number 1:

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more dig:

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ahhh, here's the problem

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close up:
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look how that root broke the hub (we didn't cut it)

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side by side comparison using a new fitting (on left). That break was made entirely by a root that surrounded the fitting and broke it off cleanly. The root then entered the pipe and went on its merry way to feed the tree (depth was about 5 to 6 feet below surface).

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done. home by 2 pm. Repair was made just before the "christmas tree" of utilities. Electric, coms and gas all right there. We've done many of these types of repairs in this "condo" development. It seems like the original installers used primer, but no glue.

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Glue....with NO primer, would have had a much better chance of lasting success.
 
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I bush hogged a meadow used for erosion control. It might make a nice hayfield some day. Right now, it's a narly combination of several kinds of thistles, broom grass, ironweed, milkweed and vines. I had to drop to 2nd gear to avoid overloading the bush hog.
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Worked on the arborvitae project yesterday. Planted 5 more. Three today will finish phase 1. I had 10 yds of topsoil delivered that I am using to fill around the plants. It will also be used to reseed the lawn in this area.
The stump bucket makes quick work out of digging new holes for the trees. Its better than the regular bucket in bringing small amounts of topsoil to backfill around the plants.

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Katy contributed to her new home. First, she moved the stack of siding to the other side of the floor so I don't have to carry it so far.
Then she held the sheets up while I nailed.
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6 1/2 hours on the tractor working the box scraper.
An hour or removing sod for the new gravel drive that my neighbor is making at his campground.
Then the old camp spots' gravel and driveways scraped up into small piles that he used his skid-steer to pile into those big mounds. Now that gravel will go on the new drive path and he's adding soil and sod where the old site gravel was removed.
His cute little Chinese made backhoe you can see does all he needs for trenching and water/waste tanks work. <$10,000for that wee gas unit. Same cost as my BH77 backhoe attachment.

All in trade for his firewood processing my 5 cords of green 8' tamarack logs to 16" split and ready to pile and dry for next year. Took about the same # of hours work. His 40 hp Kubota runs his processor and he never takes it off the tractor. So I get to trade his tractoring time for mine.

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The pile on left is 30 yards of sand that was here when I started. Pile on right I dug up with scraper, neighbor moved to big mounds with skid-steer. Maybe 50 yards there?
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Old sites cleared of gravel.

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Second pile maybe 50 yards too?

So 100 yards of gravel removed in 6 1/2 hours on the little tractor that CAN. I worked the crap out of it here, and as always, it shrugged it off. Used maybe 12 liters of fuel.

Love this little beast.
 
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