L3010 2WD Traction: Kubota Review  -- Kubota Tractors Discussion Forum and Review L3010 2WD Traction: Kubota Review -- Kubota Tractors Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Kubota Review Forum

Page [ 1 ] |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 05-30-2001, 23:36 Post: 28804
Dykes Cupstid



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 L3010 2WD Traction

I'm a new 3010 2wd owner (couldn't spring for the 4wd or hst). I like the tractor but would like some advice on getting better traction. I spread 3 piles of new red clay gravel in my drive today and was pleased at how things turned out. However, when using a rear mount blade my rear tires would start spinning if I pushed with the blade while taking a full blade bite. I'd have to take fairly small bites to prevent the slippage. Never had a problen forward, but of course I was just dragging in this direction. Does the top link attachment point (choice of 3 holes) on the tractor affect traction by any chance? I can see where an upward force on the rear of the tractor might be generated when pushing with the blade in reverse. Any advice on obtaining better traction in the configuration I'm describing would be appreciated.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 05-31-2001, 06:23 Post: 28809
Dane



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 L3010 2WD Traction

Ballast with a two wheel drive tractor is very important. Consider having the wheels filled with liquid ballast. It is pretty inexpensive and does take up any space on the tractor. If that does not give you the traction you want, you can add wheel weights to the rear tires. As you start to get more traction with the rear wheels you may notice the front end starting to lift. Ballast can be added up front also.

Olde fashioned tractors were much heavier for their power. When I switched to a Kubota L3710 (or any other modern tractor) I was surprised at how much power it had for such a light weight. Even with 4WD adding ballast made a big difference.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 05-31-2001, 07:01 Post: 28811
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

2
Filter by User
 L3010 2WD Traction

The main things that add traction are rear ballast (weight) and tires. Ag tires give the most traction in dirt, and loaded tires or wheel weights are common for adding ballast. Some people have some luck increasing traction with tire chains. 3ph Ballast boxes can be used when a 3ph implement isn't in use. Understanding the principals of ballasting is important. Correct ballasting also can add to stability when operating on hills or when carrying heavy loads. Proper ballasting can prevent many roll-overs. For controlling traction when using the blade; the blade incidence, or angle of the blade to the ground is affects how much traction is required. The angle also affects blade behaviour--more cutting or more spreading action. The angle can be adjusted with the top-link, and some blades have their own adjustments as well. However, 3ph position can have a big affect on how much traction is required. Most 3ph's on compact tractors have position control. The control lever controls how far down an implement can go. Most hitches are not held down, and forces during operation can raise an implement and often do. In addition, very few 3ph's have down-pressure. The 3ph doesn't press down, the implement weight does that, and ground engaging implements are designed so the implement weight takes it into the ground. The 3ph mostly pulls it. In fact, you wouldn't want down pressure since that would reduce traction. To cope with breaking traction when using a blade, the blade incidence can be adjusted with the top-link for a mild cut and the 3ph position can be held high. I'm not the one to say how to adjust blade incidence since I use a box scraper that behaves a little different than a blade. However, if a high position is held, then the blade can't follow the ground contour. The blade will lift if the front wheels go into a dip. The blade may also dig a gouge when the front wheels start up a hill. A gouge happens, not because the blade is forced down as the front wheels go up, but because the blade incidence changes when it encounters a hill. The blade is lowered to the ground, and the 3ph lever is pressed further down, the hitch is said to be in 'float.' That means the blade is free to go lower as it cuts, or goes into a dip. Of course, if it goes into a dip, then it's not really smoothing things out. Anyway, it takes a little practice, and you'll get the hang of it. Regarding the top-link bracket positions. I don't think they would make a lot of difference in this application. However, the lower position probably would give a little more traction pulling forward and the upper one when going backward.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 05-31-2001, 07:42 Post: 28813
mbjacobs



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 L3010 2WD Traction

You can also increase traction by adjusting tire pressure. My tractor came from the dealer with 22 psi in the rear tires I'm now at 10 psi and it seems to have helped quite a bit. I let air out until the tire tread sits flat (almost) on the concrete driveway.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 06-01-2001, 07:38 Post: 28843
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

2
Filter by User
 L3010 2WD Traction

Yes, I forgot about tire pressure. I run 14-lbs. summer and 12 winter in my turfs when I want more traction and won't be carrying large 3ph loads. Besides, I suspect that 22 lbs. would give a ride that could benefit from using a kidney belt on most any tractor with any tire. However, I do keep in mind the load chart for my tires to make sure I'm not over-loading them when I run low pressures.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] |

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Kubota Review Forum

Thread 28804 Filter by Poster:
Dane 1 | Dykes Cupstid 1 | mbjacobs 1 | TomG 2 |




Most Viewed

+ Kubota AT70s Rear Tine Tiller
+ Kubota HST GST Shuttle or Gear Transmission?
+ Best Boom Mower for Kubota B2710 Tractor
+ Definition of Tractor Loader Breakout force ?
+ Kubota B3200 vs. JD 2720
+ New Kubota L3240 First Look Review
+ Kubota Transmission Fluid SUDT
+ Kubota BX2230 VS kIOTI CK20HST
+ KUBOTA Tractor Trouble Free Quality
+ kubota bx25 vs john deere 2720

Most Discussion

+ How to match Truck to Trailer
+ New Kubota L3240 First Look Re
+ Kubota Number 1 in Compact Tra
+ KUBOTA Tractor Trouble Free Qu
+ Source for after market produc
+ 3-Point Quick Hitch
+ B 7100 ST - Making the Leap
+ Kubota Transmission Fluid SUDT
+ Kubota vs John Deere Compact T
+ L3130HST vs. JD4310Hydro HELP

Newest Topics

+ Kubota BX2750 Snowblower Fan Shear Pin Alignment
+ Size Kubota for Homeowner Use
+ I need some OEM Quality decals for a B7500 DT-TLB
+ Kubota 4750DT Fuel Venting
+ B1700 Hydostatic unit leaking
+ Kubota B2710 New to meadvice
+ Kubota L4330 three point hitch won t rise
+ Kubota B7200 Hydraulic leak
+ Kubota B6000 How to replace injector pump
+ Kubota L3600 3pt upgrade question













Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines