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kthompson
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2012-10-24          185278


Yesterday went to get two parts for my M6800 Kubota. One a flasher and other exhaust pipe. Flasher was $70 some dollars it is ordered. The exhaust pipe was over a $100. FYI it is about 3 feet long with a slight elbow to blow exhaust from driver.

I went to muffler shop and had pipe made for $15 out of heavier gage pipe and frankly think better treated metal. Did go with flasher.

About three years back replaced the seat with an above average after market one and sure miss the Kubota's comfort. It just fit better.

So what parts do you think makes sense to buy the OEM one and what ones do you feel it does not?

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harvey
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2012-10-24          185280


I buy most of the generic stuff after market. Many parts you can only get from the dealer.

Filters, oils, antifreeze, grease, pins, bulbs, bushings, battery, tires. I am going to check avaiability of air filters. From commercial sources.

Your exaust is a prime example of creative thinking. $70 for a flasher is crazy. But that is the problem with design changes every couple years. I might be willing to look into a pair of LED flashers so they match before I hand over that much$ for 1. ....

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2012-10-24          185282


Guts, or specialty fit items such as fenders etc. filters and other consumables look for best fit from other sources.
As you run Kubota also, have you found a good sub for the UDT oil? ....

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2012-10-24          185284


Taogden,

The best substitute I've found for the UDT oil is from Cenex. Look for Cenex Qwiklift. It's listed as a suitable replacement for Kubota's UDT and Super UDT fluids.

Qwiklift has properties that I especially like, such as its ability to flow freely at temperatures as low as -40 F. The price is very reasonable, besides.

Click on the link below. You'll find the spec sheet for Qwiklift in TRACTOR FLUIDS section.



Joel ....


Link:   Cenex Lubricants Qwiklift

 
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2012-10-24          185285


Joel, thanks, I will check it out ....

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Art White
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2012-10-24          185287



I get a little fussy sometimes but it's like the recommendation on oil. Many people like shell rotella, problem is the oils I like from the manufacturers is not the same grade to begin with as what we sell. To get to that you need to move up to the rimula grade. Factory original parts are hard to beat although it is sometimes more difficult to find the right part that is the replacement. ....

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2012-10-24          185294


Art White,

I'm pretty fussy about my replacement parts, too. Most every part I purchase comes directly from a Kubota dealer.

I've considered installing hydraulic remote outlets on my B2920. The dealer price is very high, but I really like Kubota's factory fit and design. It's hard to beat the clean appearance offered by Kubota. I think it would be worth the price to go with Kubota's factory hydraulics.......especially when compared to the price of something much less appealing to the eye. When all is said and done, the savings wouldn't be all that great anyway.

Joel ....

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2012-10-25          185299


On batteries, I have bought batteries from two different sources mostly for last few years, Parts Plus being one. Their prices have jumped and warranties are only 2 or 3 years max. Have found their batteries are only last it seems 1 or 2 months longer than the 2 or 3 year warranty. Then looked at another Trsctor Supply and found longer warranties and lower prices. Just more proof you need to be a careful shopper. Want to say my orgininal Kubota batteries lasted for 8 or so years. No trickle charger but no zero weather either. ....

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Art White
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2012-10-25          185304



Joel you are correct with your thoughts on the valve. I've had people that have put there own systems together and they did work! There was only one thing that took away and that was the looks! Running 1/2 pipe and hoses that are to long draped over the fender actually took more value away from the trade then what it was worth to buy the factory ones which to me on a five year old tractor are worth at a minimum 1/2 half of the price paid. ....

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2012-10-26          185318


Art, when I see such it makes me wonder what else I don't see is like that. I bought an older small dump truck this year and let my heart and not brain make the decision. When my brain finally got my attention it said it has been patched over the years and not repaired. The person who owned it had small garage and towing, salvage business. His repairs must have come from the salvage side. ....

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2012-10-27          185319



Ken I can only chuckle! They say a mechanic will drive the worst cars and I've seen that as well as the other side. When you added the salvage yard, while that adds a whole new meaning! ....

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2012-10-27          185323


Art, I thought there was a problem with the fuel pump. In Tank electric pump on GMC truck. Pulled it and he had replaced the pump but had open splices in the tank. I had asked about the fuel gage not working and he said it never had. Turned out the gage float was missing also. When I shared with a mechanic friend of mine on the open splices you could see the fear on his face as he asked where is the fuel tank...oh below the drivers seat under the cab. I know gas does not conduct electricty but you know when the gas is low there are fumes in there and it one of those splices had sparked..oh well would not be in one piece I doubt.

That was when my brain said to my heart you messed up. Patch job. ....

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2012-10-30          185344


I got an aftermarket, name-brand engine-oil filter for half the cost of the Yanmar one. And it was a half-inch longer, all the better.

Until one day, with just the right combination of load in the bucket, bump on the road, steering turned just so, a steering component holed the end of the filter. Those few bucks saved almost cost me my engine. ....

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2012-11-03          185371


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I got an aftermarket, name-brand engine-oil filter for half the cost of the Yanmar one. And it was a half-inch longer, all the better.Until one day, with just the right combination of load in the bucket, bump on the road, steering turned just so, a steering component holed the end of the filter. Those few bucks saved almost cost me my engine.


We do take filters apart from time to time and it is interesting as to the differences in construction as well as the paper used. There are often reasons for lower prices! ....

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2012-12-16          185734


Had a friend that had a terrible experience with a name brand air filter in his Allis 7060. It failed in just a few hours and passed thru the engine causing thousands of dollars in damage. Machine was never the same after that. I use manufacturer air and oil filters. If there is a problem, they do tend to warrant to some extent the damage. A Petroleum supplier told me their oils have to meet or exceed the manufacturer's performance otherwise they are liable. I remember Quaker changing their formula in the 10w40 in 1980 and had to replace lots of heads and camshafts in Ford 2.3L Pintos, Mustangs and Fairmonts! I use Deere oil in my Deeres simply because it is cheaper in bulk and warrants the engine. Anymore the dollar you save doesn't make enough in intrest in the bank to cover your loss. I've bought cheap tires for implements and seems they are replaced sooner than name brand. New aftermarket means little anymore. You will get what you pay for. ....

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