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#16 chieffan OFFLINE  

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Posted December 21, 2015 - 07:00 PM

I see a lot of cracked blocks that have been fixed where I live,even chunks put back that didn't leak! they use a DC welder reverse polarity and peheat the parts, a good welding shop can do this, them are real good tractors if not the best (my girl says they are the wrong color orange, AC diehard she is) I'd buy it if I was closer and you didn't want it cus Thiers a bunch of em here and people like them to death (as in worked to death) fix or part its a good deal

I think there might be more around here to just not turning up on the for sale listings.  We have a dealer about 5 miles from where the Tractor is so I have a source for parts if it works out that way.  A big rental place in town has 2 of them he rents out.  Has several attachments for them.  I rented one once to till my new garden with.  Worked great but the pto engagement is in an unhandy place.  Hit it with my foot and it would not engage.  Didn't know where it was.



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Posted December 21, 2015 - 07:59 PM

As die hard a J.D. fan as my Olde Deere was, he always said if he had to have a different tractor it would be a Kubota. Just sayin'....



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Posted December 21, 2015 - 09:18 PM

OK.  What is a stitching kit ?  I know blocks can be welded, and like was mentioned heat it up good first then weld with DC voltage.

 

I have used Bars Stop Leak and had good results with it.  Had a 350 Chevy in a van that had a water leak to the oil.  Not sure where it was but suspected the block as head gaskets were replaced.  Put a full bottle of Bars stop leak in and took off.  35 miles to the Interstate than another 150 miles at 75 mph. with the radiator half covered.  Temp stayed just under the hot mark by a little.  Never leaked a bit after that.  Got to get that engine HOT to dissolve the pellets.

 

Going to look a the Kubota in a day or so. Make it look like I know what I am doing but neither one of knows anything about them.

Chieffan--metal stitching is a process of drilling and tapping holes and screwing in special studs placed apart from each other and then overlapping the studs you just put in you drill and tap more holes and screw in more plugs.

I just looked at Goodson supply and the cost of kit is $367-- ouch --more then I would want to spend----when I did it at work I never knew what things cost because I wasn't buying the stuff.    But they did work really good and the way the plugs were made they would pull the crack together.   


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Posted December 21, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Metal stitching, OUCH !  Think I might try something else first.  Will have to wait and see what it looks like overall.  Not really a good time of year for unexpected pay outs but will see.


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Posted December 21, 2015 - 11:46 PM

I agree with everyone else. Glad your going to look at it for 500$ that is very reasonable. As far as the crack in the block it can be welded or worst case you can get a good used block and just swap the parts from one to the other just have to get a gasket kit, etc. It has a kubota d905 which is the baby borther of the super 05 mini series. I have the 1105 the big brother of i. It should be right around 20-22 hp.


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Posted December 21, 2015 - 11:47 PM

http://www.tractorda...bota-b1700.html


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Posted December 22, 2015 - 05:11 AM

A steal in my area, look up on you tube about the stitching. It's a neat process, basically takes the crack out of the block and it can't continue to crack. Lot of work thou.

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Posted December 22, 2015 - 09:06 AM

Just watched the thread stitching video on U-Tube.  That is one complex operation that requires a lot of precision work.  The jgi s help a lot but even then not for the occasional wrench turner.  For the size of head he was working on it would be a cheap repair but for a smaller 3 or 2 cyl engine not real feasible.  Very interesting.


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Posted December 22, 2015 - 06:10 PM

Well, I took you guys advise.  I stopped and looked at the tractor today.  B7100 with 1700+ hours.  Good rubber all up, good deck, ROPS, overall the tractor looked good though covered with 2 years of dirt.  Engine leaks water into the oil so welding is out of the question.  Has hydro which he says is good and everything worked on it when it was parked.  Has the 3 cyl diesel so about 22 hp IF it can be saved.  Has manual steering which is a negative.   He was going to load it on a trailer with other junk and haul it to a local scrap yard.  I asked him if he would consider $400 cash money.  No hesitation replied "Hell yes.  Its yours".  Going after it the first of the year.  And I thought $500 was a good buy.  Kind of made up for that 1476 Bolens with the S14D Wisconsin that would never spark.


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Posted December 22, 2015 - 06:14 PM

You won't even notice the lack of ps unless it has an implement on the front. Mine is nearly the same in the size and weight department, and it's easier steering that a couple of gt's I have had.
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Posted December 22, 2015 - 06:24 PM

You won't even notice the lack of ps unless it has an implement on the front. Mine is nearly the same in the size and weight department, and it's easier steering that a couple of gt's I have had.

If I can get it running good I want to put a FEL on it or a Bolens 1476 if/when it get it running.  Sell the big tractor and loader to finance the change.  I think the Kubota is a better candidate.



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Posted December 24, 2015 - 08:45 PM

I agree that if not all beat up and lower hours that $500 would be more than fair. Try to start/drive it, just don't let it run to long.

 

There is a guy who advertises running Kubota diesel motors out of Chicago (Craig's list, can't find an ad now) in the $700-900 range. Simple repower and have a great tractor for less than 2 grand.

 

Check this out: http://www.tractorho...TA&MDLGrp=B1700

 

They are popular around here and keep their value.

 

Depending on how bad the crack is Irontite may seal it as well - I have seen it work miracles on coolant leaks - just a suggestion.

 

http://www.irontite....2&reviews_id=13

Thanks for the advise on the sealer.  I can get this in the next town also.  Sounds like a good product.



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Posted December 28, 2015 - 05:04 PM

I agree with everyone else. Glad your going to look at it for 500$ that is very reasonable. As far as the crack in the block it can be welded or worst case you can get a good used block and just swap the parts from one to the other just have to get a gasket kit, etc. It has a kubota d905 which is the baby borther of the super 05 mini series. I have the 1105 the big brother of i. It should be right around 20-22 hp.

From all the information I have looked it the B7100 had the D750-A 3 cyl diesel rated at 16 hp.  The BX2200 had the d905 3 cyl diesel.  Will have to get it homw and check some numbers to see just what is in it for an engine.  Did Kubota build their own hydros too?  I know they did their engines.


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 08:18 PM

Did Kubota build their own hydros too?  I know they did their engines.

 

Yes, they did. I cannot find an actual reference to a model #. I did find there is two different models used, and which you have (Type I or Type II) is dependent on your serial #.


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Posted January 02, 2016 - 04:01 PM

Was in the area so stopped by to get some photos of the B7100 I bought.  Got a good pic of the ID tag on the left side of the transmission housing - then the batteries went dead.  ID Tag.JPG      There is a number stamped into the housing right under the ID tag..  That number is B7100HD60.  The coincides  with the model number B7100 HST-D .  When I went to get the transmission manual their serial numbers for early & late don't match up like the number I found.  Got a little more info on the tractor too.  PO had it in to be serviced summer of 2014.  Had the tractor sold and when he went to start it is when he found the oil had a bunch of water in it.  He didn't go any further.  I didn't ask any more questions as it would not make a bit of difference.  Figure the motor is parts only and if I can save it will consider my self very lucky and will keep an eye out for a good engine.

 

Going after it the first of next week, probably Tuesday as the weather is to be decent.  First stop will be the car wash with some hot soapy water and a rinse.






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