Good morning. I'm Don, and live in Bowling Green, KY. My first GT love was Daddy's new Kubota B6000DT in 1976, with a factory tiller and front end loader. Daddy passed away, farm had to be sold, and the little Bota went away. Life took some odd turns, and now 40 years later and forced into retirement I have lots of time but less money with which to entertain myself. I do some custom leather crafting (primarily heavy duty laminated belts) and black powder revolver holsters, some wood crafting and gardening when I can.
In 2004 I had a little ten acre farm. In need of a small tractor, I was discussing my plight with a doctor friend (I'm a retired ER nurse) who shared that he had in one of his barns an old Kubota L185 tractor with a Woods belly mower. Very interested, I asked his price. He only wanted $750. Well slap me sillier! I came to look it over and the deal was sealed. With only 1100 hours on the clock, it had been serviced regularly by the dealer who would come pick it up and return it after service. It needed a new battery and fresh fuel, and has a dent in the hood where his father had run it smack dab into a tree while mowing (Ouch).
Fast forward to today. My little farm was sold when I was forced to move back to town in 2008. Since then, my Kubota has been on loan to my retired farmer father in law. She's stayed in an open-end barn since then and has been used to mow and bush hog with the attachments I also kept and loaned to him. She's now dirty and oily looking, but has to the best of my understanding been routinely maintained with oil changes and such.
FIL says he's selling out and moving to town come spring of 2016. While I can still do some things, I plan to bring my tractor home to the suburbs (oddly enough, 1/2 mile down the street from where the original buyer, another doctor, bought her new in 1980 to mow his estate, and 1/2 mile the other direction from the doctor who sold her to me, her third owner 11 years ago).
With help here and on a Kubota forum I also joined, I will restore her to her original pride and use her to.....well.... drive around the neighborhood. Goofy I know. But it's my tractor and time, and more fun than a golf cart around the subdivision!
I hope to be able to contribute here some. Thanks. Don.