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Posted May 08, 2014 - 07:38 AM

On the plastic elbows in the radiator hoses - looks like I can use brass PEX elbows for my 90's.  1 1/4" PEX is correct for the 1" hose and 1 1/2" PEX is correct for 1 1/4" hose.

 

With the electric fuel pump I now have to run a return line back to the tank.  Looks like I can run it in through the fuel cap so I don't have to drill into the tank.  Hope to do that this weekend, but may not get the chance, looking pretty busy already.


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 07:28 AM

I finally got the fuel return line ran back to the tank yesterday. No more leaks now (execpt for the rear axle seals, will worry about those latter). The tractor had not been started in over 2 weeks and it was 38 degrees yesterday morning and it still fired right up on the first revolution. I need to make a video of it working outside, but it has rained again for over a week here and everything is still wet like spring thaw. Will see what I can do this afternoon.
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 07:15 PM

here is a quick video. Used it on and off a couple hours today with no problems.


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 08:26 PM

She sure sounds sweet boss!



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 10:39 PM

That's great and it doesn't sound like your working that engine at all.  :thumbs:

Don't forget to put fuel in it once or twice a year.  :D


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Posted November 18, 2014 - 08:13 AM

Thought I would stop by for a quick update.  I used the loader all summer with out one single issue or hiccup.  It starts every time, no leaks, no oil usage, never gets hot.  I made a set of bucket forks and the thing will lift way more then the tractor is able to move (500 lbs in the weight box, my 190 lbs on the seat) because of the rear tires coming off the ground! 

 

It was 18 degrees (F) at my place today and the tractor is parked in an un-insulated lean to that is open on one end.  I had to use the glow plugs longer but it still fired right up.  It has 15W40 oil in the hydraulic system and the engine, and only a 470CCA lawn and garden battery. 

 

I am going to put this up for sale very soon.  Out of the blue on Nov 8th my wife decided we should get a small Kubota so one tractor can do everything we need.  Long story short we came home with a slightly used Kubota BX2660 with 337 hours.  It is 26hp, hydrostatic, and has a 60 belly mower and a quick detach loader.  Also has a cat 1 three point hitch.  Couldn't get myself to tell her no on that one!


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Posted November 18, 2014 - 07:19 PM

Nice to hear your tractor worked out good for you. Kind of sorry to hear your selling it though. 

Good luck with the Kubota.



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Posted November 18, 2014 - 08:04 PM

This will probably be the first ever review of a BX2660 where the engine is referred to as a 'fuel hog'.

 

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Posted November 20, 2014 - 10:05 AM

That's too funny.  I ran the Kubota pretty hard yesterday afternoon and moved about 10 yards of frozen sand (we have about 4 inches of frost already).  Got done and I had used 1/4 tank!  Of course it is only a 5 gallon tank and has twice the horsepower of the z482 (it has the D1005).


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Posted December 08, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Here is link to the for sale ad on this site:

 

http://gardentractor...iesel-michigan/






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