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Offline g_man

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Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« on: August 10, 2017, 08:11:57 pm »
I've been looking for an M series Kubota for a long time but never found one that seemed right. Late this spring I found this M5640 that I couldn't pass up and got it home earlyer this summer. 56 hp, 4WD, geared transmission, loaded 16.9 X 28 rears,  3rd function hydraulics on the loader, and a single rear remote.

 

 

I was lucky and found a used Farmi JL501 winch for it.

 

 

Been adding goodies to it little by little.
I put a saw scabbard on the loader post

 

 

and a removable shelf behind the seat mounted on the ROPS

 

 

I put my second saw scabbard and tool box on the shelf.

 

 

Underneath was pretty good except the hydraulic filters were at risk. I made a box to protect them from a direct hit.

 

 

 

 

Last but not least, so far anyway, I put a Frost Bite Log Grapple on it

 

 

 

 

Yesterday was the first day I did anything serious with it out in the woods. Pulled some maple firewood that I dropped last winter. Quite a different beast from my little L3010.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 09:24:01 pm »
And you have the real tires on it too!!!!
Looks new. How many hours?
I hate the way some brands put the filters down low.
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 09:43:02 pm »
   That right there is some  " sweet hardware"  Looking forward to more pics.    :)
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 09:58:02 pm »
i would add valve stem protectors on each wheel. 
 i do quite a few and usually make them with a piece of tubing over the valve stem and a piece of flat bar between two outer rim bolts. (no pictures)
eliminates the risk of burning tubes while welding

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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 10:02:51 pm »
Sweet ride g_man!  All the best, Rob.
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 11:00:54 pm »
Nice set up G_man.
Looks great.

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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 11:10:05 pm »
Awesome ride and attachments. 8)  I've got an L3800, and am still wishing I bought an M series.

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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 05:50:26 am »
I like the box thing for the hydro.
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 06:43:04 am »
Thank you all !! I have used that grapple to move a few big rocks. It works good for that too. I need wider trails now  :)

I like the weldless valve stem protector idea No. 2308500. From past experience I know I should have them but it is easy for me to put off breaking and reseating a tire bead.

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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 07:58:47 am »
Very nice. I have an L2800. My biggest complaint is absolutely no place to put anything on it. The best place is on the foot board and that is always in the way of the pedals.

I think I may copy your tool tray off the ROPS.
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2017, 08:04:20 am »
Nice machine and mods!
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2017, 08:38:08 am »
Nice Rig g-man!  Does it have a forward/reverser?
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2017, 08:39:28 am »
I like your mods.  Need to put some of those on my M7040. Banjo
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2017, 09:00:11 am »
Not just a farm tractor anymore....a true woodsman special. Nice Setup.

Ditto on the valve stem protection.......$300 to get a tire guy out to repair mine!
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2017, 09:07:27 am »
I have an M4700 2 wheel drive with forks on the front and home-made winch on the back. After 8 or 9 years of use, I'm well pleased. Have retrieved some hardwood logs too big for my woodmizer mill. I have a neighbor with one of the larger L series tractors. There's no comparison, the M is a much better machine for me.
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2017, 09:17:57 am »
Very nice. I have an L2800. My biggest complaint is absolutely no place to put anything on it. The best place is on the foot board and that is always in the way of the pedals.

I think I may copy your tool tray off the ROPS.

Your L2800 must be a lot like my L3010. I took two pieces of angle and put them across the ROPS. One in front, one behind, like a sandwich. ROPS in the middle. Used two long bolts on each side to clamp them to the ROPS at fender height. Laid a piece of plywood on top then a box. Might give you an idea.

 

 

 

 

This is how I did the M5640 shelf

 

 

 

 


The transmission is set up with a Forward low/hi - N - Reverse lever by my left thigh and a 4 speed stick on the floor between my knees. 8 forward, 4 reverse. Straight line shift Forward lo - N- Reverse. Forward hi off to the side.

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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2017, 09:35:01 am »
I could use a graple, very nice. smiley_clapping
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2017, 10:00:49 am »
thats a nice idea. I should try that. Thanks.

How often do you hit your elbow on it?
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2017, 08:04:04 pm »
That is a very good looking piece of equipment g_man.  Hope it works out well for you
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Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2017, 09:44:14 pm »
Crusarius,I did as he did with a chainsaw.

 

 

And than on the other side,
This is both gas and chainsaw oil,

 

 

And than a wrench. I have one on both sides.

 

 
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