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The BX has 2 fuel filter, one is easy to get at, the other not so, better without the deck mower attached.
I run mine til it is just about out of fuel & I I don’t fill it before I park it.
I change all the filters every 500hours, they are due again now but I might be trading it so it can wait.

Ag tyres are designed to give traction on soft soil when ploughing. IE you’ve basically thrown an anchor out the back of the tractor and need enough traction to be able to turn the soil over with it. If you’re just slashing, moving soil or bales etc you’d be better off with industrial tyres… They give better grip on hard surfaces and won’t chew he grass up as much, especially on turns.

Mick

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Thanks. I do plan to run a chisel plough over the paddocks to deal with the compaction of the horses.

I can time the ploughing to when the ground is soft, so it won’t be like ripping clay

A chisel plough isn’t nearly as much load as a mouldboard or disc plough so you should be fine with industrial tyres. You can always water ballast your tyres for some extra traction if required.

@jmick said in Toys:

water ballast your tyres

Have on mine, to lower the centre of gravity.

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It arrived. It passed the sniff test.

But did it pass the piss on the wheels test?
I see number plates, what does rego cost?

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Rego is $70 a year but you have to pay stamp duty on it which was $1500 as well as put a mirror and flashing light on it.

It just makes it more useful if I can drive on the road. I’ve got a quarry just up the road and can pick up my own topping when I need some.

Nice looking bit of gear.

Nice!
… and just a bit jealous. :)

How fast does it go?

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27 kph or thereabouts

@cliff-rogers said in Toys:

How fast does it go?

@dog said in Toys:

27 kph or thereabouts

Note that he can only reach that speed when the tractor is the right way up.
:)

I shifted some huge blocks of concrete today which I’m sure exceeded the rated lift capacity.
Kubota are truly a remarkable machine and saved me a sore back.
Currently having a rest in the carport and will be out tomorrow morning pulling out fence posts and shifting more concrete for the edge of the arena.

@dog said in Toys:

27 kph or thereabouts

bugger, we can only get 19kph with a tail wind.

“Note that he can only reach that speed when the tractor is the right way up”

Arh but… we have hills, Fuck’n steep ones & when it is wet we can go down them even faster upside down or not.

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@bunyip said in Toys:

I shifted some huge blocks of concrete today which I’m sure exceeded the rated lift capacity.
Kubota are truly a remarkable machine and saved me a sore back.
Currently having a rest in the carport and will be out tomorrow morning pulling out fence posts and shifting more concrete for the edge of the arena.

I had some old fence posts which I started pulling up by hand a year ago. Spent 3 hours and managed to get 4 of them out with one of them breaking off.

Removed another 20 yesterday with the tractor and didn’t have a sore back.

That is what I have been doing this morning, mine are a bit stubborn and took half an hour to get 6 out, one was a fairly new one put in a year ago and it snapped off, bloody thing was rotten, not bad for a new 6" post.
The old ones were in about a metre.
Got to put some 12’ posts in at the back and a fence as I want to try growing hops this year, the local brewery has shown some interest.
This concrete is a pain in the arse as it’s too big to grab and trying to slide it into the bucket just results in it sliding across the ground, I reckon each piece weighs about 50-100kg.
and it seems like we have a couple of truck loads of it, it came buried under some free roadbase we got for the arena and I wasn’t home when it was delivered.
Still cheaper than buying the road base which is a good foundation for the arena.

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