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DaveBell
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2019 19:11
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Just bought a tractor. Yanmar YT347
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Sprinkler Guy
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2019 20:06
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Congrats! I bought the Kubota bedroom of that back in December. If I may ask, what did it cost? Best of luck with it.

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2019 20:42
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Picked up a new Kubota L2501 about 1.5 years ago, best investment I made. I have made huge improvements at the property that would of taken many man hours. Huge time saver.

Ripple affect, you will need a trailer now...
All the special G70 (grade 70) rated chains, binders to strap it down...
Picture of it at cabin
Picture of it at cabin
In tow
In tow
G70 lashings
G70 lashings
G70 front
G70 front


DaveBell
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2019 20:48
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Quoting: Sprinkler Guy
what did it cost?

YT347, Front Loader, Backhoe, 18" bucket, mechanical thumb, canopy, storage compartment, extra Step, delivered, $42,000.

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2019 21:22
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Quoting: DaveBell
YT347, Front Loader, Backhoe, 18" bucket, mechanical thumb, canopy, storage compartment, extra Step, delivered, $42,000.


Right on, I assume its a 34HP, that will get some work done,e specially with the implements you got with it. Nice work Dave.

paulz
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2019 21:25
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Congrats! First tractor?

95XL883
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2019 21:30
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Congrats! That is real nice. And the bucket and back hoe. Wish I had those. Just one piece of advice. Be careful letting your wife drive it. I hardly can get on mine as my wife really like running the brushhog.

DaveBell
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2019 22:57
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Toy: 4 cylinder, 46 hp. I'm in the mountains of WV (1800 ft El.) so I have to deal with working on hills, trees, stumps, rocky soil. Buying one under powered for these conditions would be a big problem. I have over 80 hours out there in a Deere 310 backhoe so I had some experience with what capability was needed. If I was in more flat landed area I could get what you guys bought.

I shopped everything and it seemed the Japan tractors had the best quality and technology. (Yanmar, Kubota, etc) You get what you pay for.

Rural King had Yanmar engine but the support seemed risky. I definitely wanted to by from a big dealer and not Bubba's gas station and bait shop.

Rural King 55hp was 34k and the Yanmar 47hp was 54k - both MSRP at my configuration. That 55hp is turbo produced, don't know what the base hp would be. So halfway between 34k and 54k MSRP, is 44k. So that was my target area. So when the final price came to 42k, I said thank you sir.

Paul, Yep first Green Acres machine.

95XL, I would think that when the wife likes and uses the toy as much, that's just implied approval for more toys and bigger toys.

My wife said maybe we should get one of those ATV's with a snow plow. Yes dear I think you are right.

paulz
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# Posted: 25 Sep 2019 10:39
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So you have heavy equipment experience already. When I got my tractor/FEL/backhoe you couldn't get me off it. Like a kid with his first Tonka toy. Dig a ditch, pull a stump, move that pile, you bet! And it's like a having a ski boat, everyone is now your best friend.

Have fun Oliver Wendell.

Brettny
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# Posted: 25 Sep 2019 11:40
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Yanmar makes good stuff. Prety much all Japanese iron is quality equipment. I have a kubota kh41 3,500lb excavator and just got a older b8200 19hp 4x4 tractor with loader. They have the same engine.

Brettny
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# Posted: 25 Sep 2019 11:42
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O and as a former equipment mechanic. Grease the thing! Dry pins wear, greased ones not so much. Keep the air filter clean and the oil changed.

DaveBell
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# Posted: 25 Sep 2019 12:07
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Gotcha Brett. I'm a former Army Tank mechanic. Grease is cheaper than parts. I'm thinking about that Dewalt battery powered grease gun.

DaveBell
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# Posted: 25 Sep 2019 12:25
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Okay, just ordered one of these. Now what grease to buy?
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hueyjazz
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# Posted: 25 Sep 2019 12:25
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I just got mine too. My wife's parents passed away late last year and father in law was a farm implements dealer. Well, I had dibs on the tractor when the estate was settled.

Nice LS G3033H that's pretty much new with a lot of toys that go with it. Just delivered a back blade to cabin last night. I do want to get a backhoe attachment. I know they make one specific to this tractor but it's like $7000.
There's a Titan BK215 back hoe attachment that looks identical but is half the price.
(Anybody know anything about this unit)
Ideally if I can get the LS sub-frame to mount it to all the holes line up. Trick is getting a dealer to sell just that. I know this can also hook to 3 point system but that seems rather weak.
Tractor
Tractor


sparky30_06
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# Posted: 25 Sep 2019 15:25
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Quoting: DaveBell
Okay, just ordered one of these. Now what grease to buy?

watch out you will have grease dripping from everywhere with that cordless grease gun, you will start looking for things to grease.

I prefer a good quality moly grease

DaveBell
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# Posted: 25 Sep 2019 16:28
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Okay this is what I found out about grease.

Moly Lithium is the cheapest and is made from petroleum and can contaminate your fields and streams.

Polyurea is next used for continuous use like motors and ball bearings

Then at the top, synthetic grease won't contaminate, has high heat tolerance, lasts three times as long, and won't wash away in the rain.

Case of Mobil One on the way.

mj1angier
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# Posted: 25 Sep 2019 19:14
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My Kubota is the only "toy" my wife thought was a good idea. As I get older, any force multiplier I can get is great, lol

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 25 Sep 2019 20:44 - Edited by: toyota_mdt_tech
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Quoting: DaveBell
Okay, just ordered one of these. Now what grease to buy?


Lucas "Red and Tacky", its actually called that.
Grease it all daily.

Red and Tacky

OK, see you got a case of Mobil 1, you can never go wrong with Mobil 1 of anything.
Red-N-Tacky
Red-N-Tacky


sparky30_06
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# Posted: 26 Sep 2019 07:25
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Quoting: DaveBell
made from petroleum and can contaminate your fields and streams.


you also have oil and fuel in your tractor that can spill every time you fill up or check, come on man stop reaching for straws about contamination.

petroleum products surround you daily, you can not live without petroleum and the products made from them.

Red-N-Tacky is some good stuff, just a pain to clean up.

also keep in mind that too much grease can blow out dust seals, if there are any on grease-able points and exposed over grease will attract dust.

Brettny
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# Posted: 26 Sep 2019 08:30
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No need for fancy $10 a tube grease for most of that stuff. Keep it greasy. I been useing the cheapest TSC grease i can get. $2.50 a tube or something. I usualy grease every 6hrs or so on pins that get in the dirt.

hueyjazz
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# Posted: 26 Sep 2019 11:47
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Dave
I like the idea on the Dewalt grease gun. Tractor has zerks all over the place and pumping get laborious. I got a buddy that is a Dewalt dealer so I order one at cost. Can't go wrong with Mobil 1 in my opinion. I use it on my guns too.

For those of you with tractors did you do anything to tires? I'm terrify of a puncture. Someone recommended that I get them lined. Anyone do that? And what was the product.

Also Titan makes all sorts of claws and attachments for land clearing. Passed the bucket, backhoe and brush mower what have you found as your most useful attachments?

sparky30_06
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# Posted: 26 Sep 2019 14:43
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Quoting: hueyjazz
For those of you with tractors did you do anything to tires? I'm terrify of a puncture. Someone recommended that I get them lined. Anyone do that? And what was the product.


eventually you will puncture one. The products on the market will seal small ROUND holes, and some up to 1/2" in diameter. With that being said if you have alot of thorns in the area, like mesquite, then a puncture liquid will help BUT it makes it a mess and a pain when you have to take one off.

I would recommend you leave them air filled, have a good tire plug kit for the small holes and an air compressor.

Now if the tires have tubes in them then it's an entirely different game. Then you will need to have tire spoons and a patch kit and depending on how big the hole in the tire is maybe a boot also.

I would advise against getting them filled, the extra weight is hard on the equipment and the tire has no give and becomes a very rough ride.

Oh and watch out for deer sheds, they will mess a tractor tire up BAD

DaveBell
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# Posted: 26 Sep 2019 17:08
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Quoting: hueyjazz
I do want to get a backhoe attachment.


The 3-point gear has to be removed for the backhoe. No big deal. Are the hydraulic connects back there? Would like to see some pics of the back where the backhoe would connect. Congrats on your new toy. There is an OEM backhoe for your model for sale n SC. Another way to think about price is, you got all of it for free and if you paid for the backhoe, then you could think that was total paid for everything.

Anyway, more pics pls!

DaveBell
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# Posted: 26 Sep 2019 17:15
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Quoting: hueyjazz
I like the idea on the Dewalt grease gun. Tractor has zerks all over the place and pumping get laborious.


I watched Andrew Camarata on youtube use it. I'm like nice! The only thing he does that I learned as a mechanic, he doesn't seem to wipe off the zerks first.

DaveBell
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# Posted: 26 Sep 2019 17:19
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Quoting: hueyjazz
For those of you with tractors did you do anything to tires? I'm terrify of a puncture. Someone recommended that I get them lined. Anyone do that? And what was the product.


I have green slime for my ATV. I might do some more reading on what others do for tractor tire holes. One guy down the road has 14 holes in his right front tire. He just puts a new tube in it.

DaveBell
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# Posted: 26 Sep 2019 17:29
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Quoting: sparky30_06
reaching for straws


It's called "grasping at straws" and it means "To guess randomly at or pursue any apparent option, due to a lack of clear choices or information." I presented choices and information without guessing.

hueyjazz
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# Posted: 26 Sep 2019 18:21 - Edited by: hueyjazz
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Dave and Sparky
A guy told me of some sort of liner the Lewis tire service companies can come out and line your tires with. Is some sort of tuff liner that doesn't allow the wall to puncture.
Forgot the name of it. Not a fan of green slime. I carry a plug kit and air pump on all my machines. Saved my bacon multiple times. So ya, plus one on that.

Maybe a free tractor but now I got it I have to erect a pole barn to store it in. Funny how free stuff can cost you. Plus oldest daughter just got married and wife and daughter planned wedding.

Never in my life have I ever spent this much money with ZERO authority as to what it is to be spent on. But she's a good girl
and I'm not dumb enough to go against my wife.

They do make a LS attachment for this model. It's an LB1102 Quick attach. About $8000 plus Tractor has everything already there to run it. Hydraulics and such.

Titan makes a BK215 that's intended to hook to a Class 1 three point. Not sure I like that.
But from what I can see the majority of the parts on the BK215 look identical to LB1102 except for a mounting plate the LB1102 has.
Titan sells a lot of neat attachments but I know nothing of their quality.

I read where a guy has done this and confirm as to what I see. He was able to get plate from dealer and the holes lined right up. He wondered if it wasn't same manufacture.
I also know that there's a ton of parts shared on the LS with other tractors. In particular, New Holland. I suspect this is the case with many tractors. Global economy and production

paulz
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# Posted: 26 Sep 2019 23:12
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My fleet. Newest 1974, oldest 1959 but they all still pull their weight. Used the backhoe today to put up beam 11' in the air.
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Brettny
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# Posted: 27 Sep 2019 09:48
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I wouldnt worry to much about punctures. I have a old 1957 ford tractor with cracks in the rear tires so deep i think the tire chains are holding the calcium filled tubes in. If you ever remove the backhoe and try to do loader work you will need something back there for weight even with 4wd.

My old ford has a loader and loaded rear tires. It still benifits from added rear weight. Usualy my 6ft wide box blade is enough.

DaveBell
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# Posted: 3 Oct 2019 00:34
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Quoting: toyota_mdt_tech
G70 (grade 70) rated chains


Where did you get the G70 chains?

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