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Old 07-06-2013, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by italianstallion69 View Post
nice looking l2250! mine is way rougher looking needed tons of work but now its so handy.

how big of a york rake do you pull with it? 7'? My operator has to get really close to buildings grading out topsoil i figure with a wider than tire rake he has more clearance.

Havent tried sod yet, as i dont have skid fork to tractor adapter, but it may be ambitious. last time we used skid steer to move sod we left ruts everywhere, I may need a 55-65 hp tractor to move sod.

Loving the kubota so far though! 4th gear hi, enough said!
My L2250 has never had a rake attached to it.

I didn't have an adaptor either. Just the straps I used to haul the tractor on the trailer with. Not safe considering one of those straps were not the hook type and could of easily slipped off but it got the last stone moved when the skid steer loader was busy spreading & grading delivered dirt with thunder roaring and rain near.

You mentioned needing a 55-65hp tractor to move sod: I'm not sure that power range will lift 3,000 lbs but a skid loader purchase should be considered. That said, I have an idea to remove the need for a skid loader or larger tractor capable of lifting the full pallet. The basic idea is a set of forks with four forks instead of two. Spears may do the trick too in sufficient number and spacing. The lighter tractor would use such a fork and just stab into the sod stack removing an amount of sod the tractor can handle. A skilled and patient operator should be able to minimize the sod destruction to maybe two-four pieces per stab. Compare the cost of those destroyed sod pieces relative to a larger tractor cost. Sufficient backing of stack or thinner forks/spears may be needed to prevent pushing the sod instead of penetrating the stack. A simple foldout stand could easily be created that would utilize the bump rail or stake mounts on trailer/truck to provide backing. Maybe later I will build such a contraption and experiment. Could mean more money in our pockets and less money sent to big business.
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