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Posted October 07, 2012 - 09:53 PM

Those are big tractors and your photo affirms that. Glad you got a tractor that you like and there wasn't any major problems.
Maybe that big deck will free up a little time for you. We know you could use it.

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 09:59 PM

Those are big tractors and your photo affirms that. Glad you got a tractor that you like and there wasn't any major problems.
Maybe that big deck will free up a little time for you. We know you could use it.


The 6' cut of the JD F935 sure cuts down my mowing time on the farmyard area of things! But I have to keep it's wheels set to a higher cutting height due to the rough nature of that ground, so it mows too high for my yard, and too much trouble to change height between areas. It's 6' deck is a bit wide for a few areas of my yard also. The 430's 5' deck fits all but one spot, and my wife mows right next to that spot with a push mower anyway, so no biggie, as it's just a tiny spot. If I do sell my Bota, I'll miss that bugger! Just hafta wait & see what shakes out.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:59 AM

That thing is a beast and at an unbelievable price. They are usually twice or three times that price.

Selling the Kubota :( well i guess it's trading a diesel for a diesel... can't argue with that.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 08:25 AM

Daniel,that's a good looking machine ,..........for being GREEN . :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 08:48 AM

Daniel,that's a good looking machine ,..........for being GREEN . :D :D :D :D :D :D

Hopefully, he'll get the moss off of it soon!

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 08:51 AM

Congrats on the 430 Daniel. :thumbs:

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 11:12 AM

Sure don't like this hand hydro that's for sure. Gonna have to do some fabricating to put foot on it for sure! Deck was way out of adjustment & got that pretty close now, but the right side doesn't lift much at all due to the lift arm that the right deck lift link being twisted. Need to get that straightened, and also need to check the hydro control links. Must be slop somewhere, as she surges speed, and it's not the hydro itself. I can tell there is play somewhere in the control areas. I won't worry about that until I go to put pedal hydro on it. The turning radius is awesome! I have a 24" Maple, and I can mow around it right to the tree just driving around it!
Had a diesel fuel leak at the filter bracket. Fred has the same issue with the plastic plug at the top having the O-ring flattened & leaking. All fixed now.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 04:44 PM

Be sure to let us follow along onthis foot pedal fab. Might make this a JD worth keeping. LOL

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 05:34 PM

Be sure to let us follow along onthis foot pedal fab. Might make this a JD worth keeping. LOL


Yeah...just maybe! :smilewink: Building a neutral detent will be the trickiest part.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 06:25 PM

Glad to see you're happy with your new toy. Just make sure you spend some time, with the Hogs, and the MFs
so they don't get jealous.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 06:28 PM

Glad to see you're happy with your new toy. Just make sure you spend some time, with the Hogs, and the MFs
so they don't get jealous.


What happens when a Massey, a Hog, and a Deere get together?

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 06:33 PM

What happens when a Massey, a Hog, and a Deere get together?


That's 2 reds against one green. It isn't pretty, and green blood is hard to wash off! :smilewink:

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:02 PM

Sure don't like this hand hydro that's for sure.


You get used to that...one hand for the hydro, one for the hydraulics, one for steering, one for your beverage, and one for your smoke. It's like juggling, but without having to start five chainsaws.
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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:07 PM

You get used to that...one hand for the hydro, one for the hydraulics, one for steering, one for your beverage, and one for your smoke. It's like juggling, but without having to start five chainsaws.


I've had hand hydro in the past, and it was ok till I got pedal hydro. I don't like going backwards as far as ease of use, so this one must be converted! No comparison between the 2 systems.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:10 PM

Yeah, I ran a friend's Kubota for half a day this summer, and it took me two days to get used to the hand hydro on the 420 again.




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