Ok guys lets see your compact tractors !!

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Fordguy, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. derekarbeiter

    derekarbeiter LawnSite Member
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    This is My '03 John Deere 790 with the 300 front end loader

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  2. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
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    I love the Kubota. How are they pushing Snow? and do you trailer them in the snow? I have always been scared to pull a trailer in the snow.
     
  3. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill LawnSite Senior Member
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    They push awesome. I find they push much better than my Case 85xt skid steer, which is a pretty big skid steer. The cabs are beyond comfortable. I thought that L3240 cab was comfort, then I bought the M7040 and got about 45 hours seat time in that and now the L3240 just feels like a toy haha. It still has its place though.

    No, I don't trailer them in the snow. It sits on site at one of our bigger lots for the season.
     
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    Trailering in the snow is not fun! Kubotas with factory cabs are good all around snow machines, be it pushing,plowing,blowing or loading. I had a B3030 factory cab with front blower before i jumped up to the grand L. That machine would blow snow 50' at 2500 rpm.
     
  5. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am always really impressed with my Kubotas. I've come from being all about the Deere to bleeding orange. I just love them and how they look and how they're layed out and how they perform. Very impressive machines.
     
  6. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    Kubota builds quality from the ground up. I have put thousands of hours on my machines (3 machines 2000-2010 all hydros) all commercial use. Never had a catastrophic failure or a machine outright die on a job! Im big on the pm,oem filters and hydraulic oil, good clean fuel and shell rotella in the block.
     
  7. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill LawnSite Senior Member
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    Grabbed a quick picture of one of my guys adjusting the rubber edge on the Kubota M7040, too bad it wasn't higher quality instead of a cell phone picture it came out pretty good.

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  8. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    That is a fierce rig, no counterweight? You are going to blow through front axle seals fast without one.
     
  9. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've been debating if I should have a ballast box on there or not. I have the tires filled and they still spin frequently. I will order a ballast box for it, I am still waiting on the bucket I have on order for it, the 3rd remote valve for the loader, the radio, and the front grill guard. I just took the machine early because I needed it for snow instead of having it sit on the dealers lot.
     
  10. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    The filled rears will help but you need more weight back there when you start loading! The cab corner stack is cool! What does she weigh?
     

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