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 04-16-2004, 22:25 Post: 83371
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Hello, first time post so here goes: I am considering a 3130 with hydro transmission, R4 tires,quick attach, folding rops, largest loader with toothbar and a backhoe. By reading in the forums I hear about Top n Tilt. Exactly what is it and how much will it add to the price? Is it worth it?
Also, thru reading the posts it sounds like a good idea to add rear remotes. How many should I order and why?
Any recommendations on the backhoe would be appreciated. It will be for general homeowner use and the easier off and on the better.
Any other add on options that are recommended would also be a real help.
For 3130 owners: what is the largest finishing and brush cutting size mowers that the 3130 with hydro can handle well? Can the 3130 hydro dig into settled shale/dirt piles easily to obtain a full loader bucket?
Sorry for all the 'rookie' questions but I want to get this right the first time. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!






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 04-16-2004, 22:50 Post: 83374
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Well, I can partially answer some of your questions.

Top-N-Tilt consists of two additional hydraulic cylinders added to your 3-point hitch. One cylinder replaces the top link (TOP) and is used to adjust the top link length on the fly. The other is mounted on one side (TILT) and is used to tilt implements right to left. Without top and tilt you may have to get off the tractor and manually make those adjustments. With top and tilt you just flick some controls to adjust on the fly. It's great for use with a box scraper or rear blade. You can also just get a hydraulic top link and not the tilt portion of the setup. Top and tilt requires a couple of rear remote circuits. Cost? I don't know on Kubota, but it could add $1500 to the cost. I think it's worth it if you plan on doing any grading type of work. In addition to the cylinders they'd have to add the remote circuits, a couple of extra SCV's, and maybe a diverter valve depending on how it's set up.






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 04-17-2004, 07:31 Post: 83410
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454, I would'nt think that your shale/dirt would be the easiest to dig in. You might consider a smaller FEL bucket than the widest available. My preference is to have a bucket just a bit wider than the tractor. I don't remember if this would be a 60 or 66 in.
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454, after rereading your post, I see you said you were getting the largest FEL NOT the widest. The 723 loader is a good choice. Think about extra ballast or you will probably be disappointed in its ability to dig. You'll have a nice machine.
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 04-17-2004, 10:38 Post: 83421
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454,
I don't think you'll be 'easily' digging into compacted shale/dirt piles. I have a L3130HST w/723 and heavy duty 72" bucket (no toothbar). Old piles with solid materials mixed in (rocks, stones, short roots&wood) require breaking down the pile so the material is loose. Even then you may not always get a 'full rounded bucket'. On freshly dumped 3" screened fill it works great. CUTS do have some limitations. You don't want the lighter but bigger 'materials bucket'. I recommend setting your rear wheels to the widest listed in your manual and maximum rear ballast. My info shows L3130 with R4's 57.7 inches, so you would need a 72" bucket to get a 'full width' of tractor cut.
Watch your load, with a full bucket it is easy to have material fall over the backside of the bucket if raised too high at full rollback, especially if the working area is at all uneven. Go slowly, your technique wiil improve and you'll be suprised how much material you can move with a 3130.
As for brush cutting, my dealer recommended the 60" medium-duty BushHog or Woods BrushBull, at approx. $1175.
Hope this helps.
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