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..sorta "Outdoors" (but perhaps "Vehicle, etc"..)
« on: May 19, 2020, 02:19:11 PM »
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yesterday I spent over 5 hours on my Kubota L3901 (39hp, open non-cab) and my 5' Rotary Cutter mowing Pasture - was wearing a wide brim hat but, even so, my face and neck got sunburned (not to mention I slept well last night) and I mowed only about 1/2 of 1 of the 2 main Pastures in that time

so today we went "Tractor lookin'" - John Deere 1st then Kubota - really liked the Kubota better so we bought one.....an M4-071 - 73.2 horsepower, 4WD diesel, delux wide cab (that's got the instructor's/jump seat and all the goodies - heat/air/am and fm/cd player), 12 speed transmission (6 each in high & low ranges)

then also bought a 12' Land Pride heavy duty Bat Wing Rotary Cutter (my present RC is 5' so this is gonna knock off a lot of Tractor sittin'  :th_thicon_idea:).  all will be delivered this coming Friday (I'll go get checked out at the dealership on Thursday)

when I sell the L39 I'll include the Front Loader and the Rotary Cutter in the sale

this pic is out of the brochure but will post pics of the set-up after delivery



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Re: ..sorta "Outdoors" (but perhaps "Vehicle, etc"..)
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 03:18:44 PM »
WoW that's a great looking machine.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 08:39:23 PM »
Very nice indeed Tango.  :th_thicon_idea:

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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 11:42:10 PM »
I remember the first time I saw power windows on a pick up truck and A/C on a (John Deere) tractor and thought dammmnnnn...

12 speed tranny with AM/FM CD, AC, heat and a 73 HP Diesel. Hell Bill that's a Cadillac of tractors. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 06:37:17 AM »
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actually it's my Wife who bought it (since she's 25 years my junior we thought it's best)

we also got our Ag Exemption number at the same time (shudda got that when I bought my L39 and the Wife's Gator, but then again I'm not too swift.....)
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 01:14:03 PM »
went in to the Kubota dealership this morning for our "here's what this lever, button, switch, peddle is for" schooling - it'll be delivered manana (but my poor Wife will be headed to Brazil (so I get to be the 1st to operate)

my Wife and her new "toy" (Bat Wing Mower attached)

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Re: ..sorta "Outdoors" (but perhaps "Vehicle, etc"..)
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 03:55:32 PM »
Very cool!

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 04:43:14 PM »
That 12' bat-wing mower will cut your mowing time in half at least. Not that you will care sitting in that air-conditioned cab sipping on iced tea!  :P :th_thicon_lol:

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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 01:09:04 PM »
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wow, a busy day around Cinco Ali Ranch.....Wife's Tractor delivered and a new roof being put on mi casa

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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 04:27:22 PM »
Tango, does Kuboto allow you to work on your own tractor, unlike some of the larger manufacturers that have software to lock you out of fixing anything?
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 06:05:05 PM »
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I'm not vehicle fixin' inclined.....did have some issues with my L3901 but the cause fooled me, the service dept at the dealership and the Kubota teck rep.....Kubota finally put a new engine in the machine (at their expense) and it's been running great since then

so, not sure how to answer other than I only pull "owner's maintenance" on the machine(s) - I let the dealership do anything more than that
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2020, 09:21:54 AM »
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spent time in the cab of the new Tractor this morning - have just a couple of things that I need to get into the operator's manual about but overall it's going well

pic is of "Fat Man and Little Boy" taken this morning - I've decided that I'm gonna keep the L3901, to use for smaller jobs (with my Cat 1 implelments - Post Hole digger, Tiller and Rotary Cutter) ('twas nice operating in A./C comfort.....)


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(dirt in foreground is top soil brought in and spread to cover exposed roots (of 3 of our trees)

 
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2020, 10:24:03 AM »
Nuke' them weeds!
Fat Man and Little Boy, that's good. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2020, 11:04:42 AM »
Nuke' them weeds!
Fat Man and Little Boy, that's good.

I think Tango is more into beating them weeds into submission rather than nuking them!  :th_thicon_lol: