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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by SPDRMNKY, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. rwoods

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    I assume the Kubota is a wheel tractor. If so, how does it compare with the Walker on uneven terrain and side slopes?

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    Spit and stacked a cord of the wood from this weekend last night. I took all the tops and branches for myself, I'll sell the nicer wood. There has got to be over 1500 pieces in this cord.
     

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    ? how many pieces does it take to make a cord?
     
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    answer! one(1) if its big enough.
     
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    My Kubota is a L5740 compact tractor. The loader is fixed to the frame back to the fixed rear axle with a front axle that articulates up and down to follow the terrain. So the loader is always in line with the counter weight of the machine, The Wacker is an articulating loader that articulates to steer and the front half of the machine articulates up and down relative to the rear. In a straight line on level ground the Wacker has amazing lifting capacity and is very comfortable and controllable. I believe it has 4000 lb working load and 8000 lb tipping load. When articulated on uneven ground the loader comes out of line from the counterweight and the loader does not get side to side assistance from the counterweight as it is free to rotate.

    Chucker, I have looked for that perfect 1 cord log, just haven't found it yet.
     
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    Got it! IMG_20110901_145149.jpg
     
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    Now we just need to find a wood boiler it can fit in and let it burn for a month.
     
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    What model Kubota you got there.............gorgeous!
     
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    Doesn't look like a Kubota to me... Now you are going to be in trouble with the Kubota folks!!

    SR
     
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    Thanks Sorry to tell you it's a Kioti ck 2610
     
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    Still a nice looking machine!

    What do they go for and is it available with a FEL and backhoe?
     
  12. al-k

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    yes and yes no backhoe on mine and with a bucket and grapple it was 20k
     
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    With mid 40F temps, we have a lot of wet heavy snow, and that makes it a pain to fill firewood boxes, but my wife and me got it done today. And, I got some moved to the house,

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    I think we will wait until the snow melts some, before we fill any more...

    As a side note... The NEW "supper whammy" Deka group 31, 950 CCA battery I put in my loader tractor seven months ago, would barely turn the motor over this week! SO, I took it back yesterday and they replaced it under warr., we will see how long this one last!

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    I started yesterday adding some LED lights image (7).jpg
    can't see with the bucket up a foot or more.
     
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    I finished the lights on the back yesterday.
    I know I drilled a hole in the ROPS.

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    I’ve been playing with the idea of getting a car lift! I’m jealous. :baba:
     
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    I found a like new condition used Mohawk car lift and installed it in my building four years ago. The only regret I have is I should have installed one 20 years ago.
     
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    Just be really carefull and use the tall jack stands with the lift.

    Isn't a pretty sight seeing a man crushed under a car that fell off the lift.


    :D Al
     
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    I know a guy that bought a new Chevy pu, he took it in for some minor thing and the tech drove it into the shop. Then all the techs went to lunch and when they came back, the NEW Corvette that was on the lift next to my friends new pu, well it fell off the lift landing on the box of my friends new pu!!

    I bet someone got fired that day!

    SR
     
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    With four vehicles to change the oil on it sure beats lying on the ground. I have seen a couple come off a lift, lucky none off mine. I got a good deal on that one. My buddy has a shop and bought all the lifts from a GM dealer ship that closed. He didn't need the one I have, only a 7000 lb but will pick up every thing I have.
     
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