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 07-06-2003, 02:08 Post: 58943
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Guys, Kept at this job till I finished it in one go:
conclusion, the seat needs some sort of suspension,I'm
going to need a back job after this, every hole you go down
adds up to one more compression of your spine, its hell.
The tractor needs more grunt to get over the ground
a bit quicker and with occasional stall it left me wondering would a more powerful engine have helped.I ran it at 1500RPM most of the time.Question: Could I run faster RPM than this?(Engine running in 15 hrs)
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 07-06-2003, 07:03 Post: 58948
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My impression is that most manufacturers now run their engines before delivery so the idea of keeping the rpm low is an old idea. Babying the engine may retard seating of the rings and not do the engine any good. I think many current break-in recommendations are to operate the tractor at a variety of rmp and throttle positions and avoid prolonged operation at full throttle. However, some manufacturers may place a rpm limitation during early break-in so I would check a manual or ask a dealer.

The suspensions on some seats are adjustable. There may be a spring tension adjustment nut under the front edge. Tire pressure also has a bunch to do with the ride, and tractor tire pressures are often much lower than most people think are desirable. A manual should give a tire pressure/load chart. Loads are likely pretty light for mowing and pressures in the middle of the chart should be adequate.

Some mechanics think that everybody with a loader should be running close to max pressures in the front tires. I've never figured out why and I usually have to let air out of the fronts after my Ford has been to the dealer. I only run high pressures when I'm doing heavy loader work.






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 07-06-2003, 07:31 Post: 58950
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My B2910 suggested break-in was to vary RPM and avoid WOT as Tom stated, that is what I did. I would not lug the motor, even while breaking in my Harley under their strict guidelines that limits RPM for extended periods they tell you not to lug the motor. This is my third new diesel and I can tell you after about 100+ hours you can "feel" the difference, just like in a gasoline engine. I continue to vary RPM unless I am mowing in heavy grass, usually within a few hundred of max PTO speed. That is the same way I operated our Ford/Case/JD construction hoe's years ago, including during the break-in period, and the ones I was responsible for were the best ones in the fleet (not bragging,just fact).






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 07-06-2003, 09:09 Post: 58956
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I have the same machine. I use a 60" rear mower that has never even come close to stalling. Even in heavy grass. As for the ride check your tire pressure. Someone gave me that tip on this board, my tires were at 24lbs. I backed them down to 14lbs, and have a much better ride. I hate the pop up's, I realize I repeated what Tom said...






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 07-06-2003, 09:11 Post: 58958
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Bob, we know you have a 7500, is it HST? and which tires do you have?






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 07-06-2003, 18:07 Post: 58986
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Thankyou Mark ,for those words of encouragement. I also have the 'kubota bad back'
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 07-06-2003, 19:25 Post: 58991
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What is a Kubota bad back, is that different than an ordinary one?






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I've seen some pretty fancy soft riding seats at dealers but I don't know how universal they actually are. My wife bought me a new seat for birthday last year. I ended up going with a factory replacement because I wasn't certain the fancy seat would fit on my suspension mounts without a lot of fiddling. It also would have sat higher than the factory one and it had arm rests that I think would get in the way even though they could swing up. I suppose they are softer riding though and might be a good alternative for some people--especially people with stiff R4's who drive fast.

Ten years training for competitive soccer and distance running kept my life-long lower back problems at bay. After sports, doing my own roady work in my sideline sound buz didn't and left me with 18 mounts of PT while dodging surgery. Since then the best home preventative I've found is a book "Pain Free' by Peter Egoscue. A friend of my wife who is an OT mentioned it to her. That and a little bone crunching keeps me going with my Ford back, don't know why it wouldn't work for a bota back too.






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We are combining threads here.

I was complaining on another thread about tootin' along with my BX and running over a small rock or a root and doing a little bull riding along with my loader work.

I was trying to get Rob-Bob to tell us:

1) What sort of tires he is using,
2) What pressure he has in said tires(tyres?),
3) What rpm setting he is using for mowing, and,
4) Which gear range does he use for mowing (ok, one more)
5) aspirin or tylenol?






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 07-08-2003, 08:00 Post: 59115
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Sorry I was away yesterday.Thanks for input guys,Mark,1. their farm tyres,2.haven't
checked the pressure yet,book says 20psi,
3. mid PTO 2400, .
4.Two wheel drive for mowing,and cruising at 1500RPM HST
5.Last,Home brand asprin.
A better seat type suspension would be a big help I'm
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