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 02-01-2004, 12:11 Post: 75681
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I am close to buying the new Kubota L2800 with a FEL, shredder, and a box blade. It seems to be a big improvement over the L2600 in several ways. This will be my first tractor, and I am wondering if there are any options I should add, such as a 3pt stabilizer kit, draft control, etc. What are these used for?Tractor will be used mostly for shredding 11 acres, and some dirt work. Also, anyone have opinions on box blades--light or medium duty for moving sandy soil??
Any/all advice, comments, opinions appreciated!!






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 02-02-2004, 03:44 Post: 75741
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ronbo generally 3ph has sway stablizers already. Draft control is more for field work. Moving dirt around you would not need it.

Box scrapers are many and it depends on how much you want to use it and how well built you wanna spend money on. I have a very heavy duty one but it is only 4' wide. I most only use the scarfier teeth to loosen the soil and then I switch to the scraper to slide dirt in wind row. I move the wind row with bucket.

Some guys claim the light weight ones are just as good as the expensive ones. I do not think so. I try and get to a lot of auctions and you oughta see some of the junk people have traded and dealers can not move from their lots.

If you are gonna use it a lot buy the heaviest duty you can.

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 02-02-2004, 08:07 Post: 75754
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After settling on a tractor make and size the next choices usually are which TX and which tires. I wouldn't neglect thinking about these choices and there's lots of good discussion about them in the archives. Ballast is another choice that gets a lot of discussion and your dealer should be able to give good guidance there. For box scraper use, going for a valve-controlled rear hydraulic circuit option would be good if one isn't standard. You'll likely want a hydraulic top-link for much scraper use.

If you're new to tractors you may not know that few 3ph's hold down-pressure. It's an implement's weight and design that takes it into the ground and holds it down. For box scrapers, light ones won't cut many soils very well. Even with light sandy soil, a heavy one will work better on compacted gravel drives for example. For scrapers, heavy also is a good measure of quality. Some light scrapers are prone to top-link mount failure.






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 02-02-2004, 12:34 Post: 75786
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I don't know what they offer in the way of 3pth lift arms on that model but if telescopic / adjustable is not standard, get them!! They are a real blessing when it comes to hooking up stubborn implements.

If your going to be doing much work with that box-blade you will definitely want a hydraulic remote to run a hydraulic top-link, if it's not much more money you might want to consider dual remotes, one for the top-link and one for hydraulically controlled scarifiers, etc.

Best of luck.






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 02-03-2004, 06:54 Post: 75826
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Dang--what happened to that word! It should have been which transmission and which tires. I'm a gear head myself (synchromesh including revese with four ranges). I like them fine, but for myself and many other owners HST is likely a better choice.






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 02-03-2004, 17:07 Post: 75870
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The L-2800 is a economy tractor and as much as the extendable hitch links are nice they are not on the tractor from the factory. The extra outlets that Murf mentioned are an advantage and do open you to other nice options to hook up to.






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 02-13-2004, 22:41 Post: 76820
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thanks for all the advice--it certainly is needed by this tractor newbie. This is a great website, and I really appreciate all the useful comments.






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