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 12-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 10519
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 Need advice on steep hill operation

I am considering purchase of a Kubota B1700 or B2400, or maybe a B7500. My question is this, I have a 30 degree (58% grade) drop-off in my yard that I would like to go up and down. It is about a 15 foot elevation drop, can be approached dead on, dirt surface, no grass. I don't care how slow I have to go, 4WD assumed. Iwould like to go down with empty loader and return up with 400 lb. rock in bucket. Is this possible with A) tractor with no implement, B) loader only, C) loader and backhoe. Would wheel weights make a difference. Thanks, John






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 12-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 10538
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Your question about wheel weights is a must in my book. Liquid in all four tires would be my first choice assuming this hill will be in your plans for years to come, and I don't favor adding liquid to tires. Our yard has areas which press the limit going sidways, but nothing that requires a direct approach. I find the rear wheel weights to provide additional stability even for mowing. The key in either direction will be to KEEP the BUCKET as LOW as possible. Don't forget: Anything on the tractor,beyond your front/rear axle centers, creates the "Scale of Justice" effect. Add a little inerta to that..and you've got bigger problems. Even an empty loader can "lighten" the contact of your rear tires to the ground if improper rear ballasting is used. I wish I could help more, but if nothing else, remember: 4wd provides front/rear braking. And secondly WEAR YOUR SEATBELT! Nothing at the bottom of that hill is worth your life.. and don't think it can't happen..Thats why we call them accidents! Don't mean to sound like a fatherly figure, but we all want you around to chat with us:0)






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 12-02-1999, 00:00 Post: 10570
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As long as travel speed is not an issue you should be ok, BUT, the others are right, rear ballast is a MUST. If you are going straight up/down tipping is not a problem, traction (go power & braking) is!! Also PLEASE pay attention to the remarks about seat belts, if the machine loses traction under only one wheel you will be cross-wise on the hill faster than you can say .... OOPPS!! A good rule of thumb for ballast is to add 35% of the dead weight of the loader plus the weight of the "cargo" to the 3pth (50% of loader, plus cargo if adding wheel weights only).






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