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 10-22-2005, 17:39 Post: 118276
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4 hours on my machine and I tipped it over today. I had driven tractors all through school but it has been a few years. Today the b7500 slid on a slope grabbed and tipped. I dove well clear of it and it was not that big of a deal but I am real suprised that they would tap that easy. I have a lot of hours on old tricycle tire FarmAls and dozed and back hoe time but this was a first.
Any suggestions on how to make these less tipy?
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 10-22-2005, 19:56 Post: 118280
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What kind of tires do you have and are they loaded? In addition, it sounds like you were not wearing your seatbelt. If not, and your ROPS isn't folded, then wear it...always. Fortunately, only your feelings are hurt, but you could just as easily squashed. Glad you are okay, and always error on the side of caution.






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 10-22-2005, 20:22 Post: 118282
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Your wheels are adjusstable and they should be adusted all the way out for working on steep terrain.






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 10-23-2005, 05:32 Post: 118299
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Side slopes are bad. Wet grass makes them worse. R4 tires should be banded on light compacts. The only thing worse than R4 tires with lots of air in them on wet side slope grass is a bulldozer on side slope ice pac.

Any tire will slide down a slimy side slope so I really should not flatout condem R4's but they are noted for a lack of side slope ability in the construction field also.

Soft tires will roll the bead off the rim, on dry side slopes, tire goes flat. (Any Tire) Weight shift and tractor goes over. Something to keep in mind for all the ones who tell you how important a sideslope meter is, that it will save your tractor and you.

Never drive across side slopes expecially wet or damp ones. Always drive up and down.






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 10-23-2005, 12:10 Post: 118311
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Glad you weren't hurt, it could have been much worse. Ditto what others have said, wear your seatbelt, keep your ROPS up and locked, and R4's are the worst for rollovers. Look at my pics! After my rollover I don't even drive across the driveway without belting myself in.






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 10-23-2005, 14:19 Post: 118314
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Thanks for the replies, now for more questions, what are R4 tires? I am guessing they are the Industrial tread I have seen. Mine has Turf tires...
So now my rims are set out as far as possible, is there any product that allows you to set out further???
Chains would have helped for traction but I donít know about side traction?
Would weighted wheels/Filled tires have helped?
I am still a bit pissed by it.
Leebo






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 10-23-2005, 14:29 Post: 118315
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I don't know the layout of your place, but any area that is over about 15* needs to be traversed up and down only. Even at 15* you have to make sure that there is no large rocks,logs or dips. An obstacle like that can change the angle from safe to dangerous really fast.






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 10-23-2005, 20:42 Post: 118335
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Anything that will lower the center of gravity (ballast) will help but the best thing is to go up and down hills, not across. Even if you're traversing and feeling safe a wheel could drop in a big hole and cause an upset quickly. If you absolutely have to go across there are machines designed for side hill work. These compact tractors can be mighty tippy, as you found out.






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 10-23-2005, 21:27 Post: 118340
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What has been said about staying away from traversing side slopes is the best advise. Wheel weights are a good source of stability ballast because of there distance away from the pivot point of tipping. Whenever the center of gravity (which includes the operator) passes over the point of the downhill wheels, your are in tipping mode. Adding wheel weights moves the center of gravity uphill and adds some stability to the machine. Loaded rear wheels also help counter balance the tipping moment.

Sliding downhill makes thing even worse, since your momentum adds to the tipping moment. Ballast the machine with weight at or below the rear axle, and stay away from side slopes as much as possible, and strap in. Your ROPS works best with operator strapped in.

I have R-4s on my 7810, and have no complaints. The type of tread you need depends on your uses and the type of soil you have.






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 10-23-2005, 22:14 Post: 118343
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Not sure what Kubota tire options are, but on my JD the R4 industrials come with single piece rims and the R1s are available with 8-way adjustable rims. The 8-way rims can be set to a much wider footprint than the single piece rims. In my pic 11 you can see that the R1s are well outside the fenders. The original R4s were mostly inside the fenders at their widest position.






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