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Old 01-29-2014, 07:44 PM
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Kubota u17

I just ordered a new kubota u17 mini ex ,anyone have any experience with them good or bad .and I haven't found a slip over vinyl cab enclosure for it ,I hope someone even makes one.anyways some input from experienced U17 owner or operators would be appreciated .
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:25 PM
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I have one with around 200 hours. Most of those hours with a hammer on it . Awesome little machine. Hardly ever gets used but its paid for its self many times.
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I was thinking of going to a boat canvas place and getting some soft sides made up for my mini mini, let me know if you get a price first
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:56 AM
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We have a 2006 u15. Had it for a couple years now. Haven't put more than 150-200 hours or so on it. Bought it with less than 400 hours on it, so its still being broke in, ha! It was a huge upgrade from out tak 007.
I like it a lot, no complaints at all. I'm still always impressed at its capabilities when I push it hard. About to take off the roof for the first time to get into a basement. Should be easy, four bolts and unplugging the lights.
We have 12" and 24" tooth buckets. It handles the 24" great, even digging in the hard clay around here. I'm sure if a person wanted to, you could get an even wider grading bucket that would work great.
Wish it had a factory clamp option or at least the mounting hole, but oh well. I've seen where other guys just weld on an aftermarket one.
I have no idea about the cab enclosure, so can't help you there.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:09 PM
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I can't wait to get and really can't wait to start digging and making some money with it,I appreciate the responses.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:00 PM
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Ok so I got my new machine and it's great ,I looking online for different size buckets and found a 6inch and a 12 in but the company is located in the uk and really don't ship to us.does anyone knw where I can get a few different size buckets .
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:50 PM
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Your dealer has a way to order. Mine threw in the extra bucket on a package price. Had to wait about a month for the 24", but he had no problem getting it. Should be around $750, or at least less than a grand for a bucket.
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