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kubota b7800 cut compact tractor

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Posted May 07, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Definatly go buy a service manual. It may be something simple. I have a buddy who is a farm tractor guru. We looked at buying a big Long tractor a few years back that had a similar problem. The guy said the dealer told him it would cost a lot of money to fix. My buddy said it would cost about $5. It had a valve that frequently ate the o-ring. (Unfortunately the guy decided it was made of solid gold after we looked at it)  Hopefully yours will be easy.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 01:47 PM

Well, I talked with the seller yesterday and told him I'd take it to the dealer (fortunately only about 10 miles away) and that I'd like a refund of my purchase price. He said he would as soon as I delivered it.-- He didn't lose anything as he was planning to take it to the dealer anyway, and I saved him the cost of fuel and paying one of his employees to do it.

 

I've arranged to borrow a friend's truck and take it up in about 30 minutes, so hopefully my problem will be solved after this and I can go look for something else... I've learned a few things from this, and the $150 or so I spent was a heck of a lot better than $7,500!!

 

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 03:28 PM

Sorry Smitty, I was hoping it would be a good deal for you.
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Posted May 08, 2014 - 05:16 PM

Well a $150 lesson is all that bad. Keep looking you will find something.



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Posted May 08, 2014 - 05:47 PM

Sorry Smitty, I was hoping it would be a good deal for you.

Yeah, me too.  It really was a nice tractor--30 hp, power steering, hydrostat... even though it was longer than I was orginally looking for, it still fit into my back yard and was very maneuverable.

 

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 06:43 PM

Has to be disappointing but it sounds like your on top of it. Will be interesting to hear what the dealer has to say.



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Posted May 10, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Well, the dealer refunded my money yesterday--though it hasn't shown up on my account as of this morning. 

 

Now to find another machine... Looked at several--really impressed with the Mahindra Max series, which is made by Mitsubishi, not so much the Eco-Max, which is made by Dae Dong.

 

I drove a Max 25 yesterday--treadle pedal for the hydro, 2 speed range, 25 hp engine, very sharp turning radius.

 

I also drove a similar Kioti--a CK series, but wasn't as impressed, even though they cost more than the Mahindra. The Kioti's turning radius was at least a foot larger than the Mahindra... the platform didn't fit me very well either (I AM hard to fit into most tractors, being 6' tall and weighing 300 lbs or so.)

 

I also drove a used Ford 1715. Though a little longer than the Mahindra or the Kioti, it had a VERY small turning radius. It had low hours--350 or so, a FEL and a tiller, and power steering. Unfortunately, it was a gear transmission and kinda hard to maneuver the gear shift when used in loader operations.

 

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 11:27 AM

I'm sorry your other tractor didn't work out for you but I kind of envy you being able to try out all those other tractors.  :D


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 11:44 PM

I'm sorry your other tractor didn't work out for you but I kind of envy you being able to try out all those other tractors.  :D

Well, I wanted to see how tractors of different wheel bases and lengths handled, esp. turn radius, so I could get an idea of those used tractors that I would be interested in.  I can't afford a new machine, if you don't believe me, just ask my wife... :smilewink:

 

It's interesting that some of the larger tractors actually have a better turning radius than the small ones.

 

Anyway, the pursuit continues...

 

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Posted May 11, 2014 - 11:07 PM

 

 

 I can't afford a new machine, if you don't believe me, just ask my wife...  :smilewink:

Boy you said a mouth full there! 


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 05:42 AM

At least you can look for a used  machine all I can do is LOOK on cl for them lol ,   Here's one that came up near me that would be a really nice one for me but my wife just laughed when I ask if I could buy it

 

http://allentown.cra...4464775129.html


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 06:10 AM

At least you can look for a used  machine all I can do is LOOK on cl for them lol ,   Here's one that came up near me that would be a really nice one for me but my wife just laughed when I ask if I could buy it
 
http://allentown.cra...4464775129.html


The Kubota BX-, the Yanmar SC-, the JD series are all decent machines. I just wish they had a little more ground clearance.

I am a little disappointed in the new Yanmars--only 5 or 6 models in all the series--larger turn radius than similar machines from other brands, etc

Smitty





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