The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:




TimberKing Sawmills




Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Forest Products Industry Insurance


Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA

Forestry Forum Tool Box

Author Topic: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota  (Read 2454 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bruno of NH

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1664
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Springfield NH
  • Gender: Male
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2017, 04:05:58 pm »
I just got a log grapple with my new tractor they are great tools
Nice tractor gman
thomas 8013 mill ,Mahindra 3540 cab tractor loader  Dump trailer  and lot of contracting tools

Offline Magicman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 33671
  • Age: 74
  • Location: Brookhaven, MS
  • Gender: Male
  • A "Traveling Man"
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2017, 05:07:16 pm »
That is a very nicely outfitted M56.  It should serve you well.   smiley_thumbsup
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

Offline Crusarius

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 720
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Canadice, New York
  • Gender: Male
  • Lost in....
    • RockModified.com
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2017, 08:43:28 am »
I really think the engineers who made the L2800 did their best making it so you can't store anything on it.

Cfarm, I like the mounts and box you made. Unfortunately Kubota does not have that much room on the left side and the right side has the loader controls. I can barely clear the loader controls to get on the right side of the tractor.

I am still looking at ideas but my sawmill parts should be here tuesday so the storage ideas are on hold.
I knew what I thought I meant.

Offline ToddsPoint

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 105
  • Location: Todds Point IL
  • Gender: Male
  • Stockmaker and Carver
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2017, 06:50:31 am »
I have a 2015 L3901 and it came with the welded valve stem protectors.  Kubota woke up!  Gary
Logosol M7, Stihl 660 and 290, Kubota L3901.

Offline g_man

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 789
  • Age: 71
  • Location: NEK VT
  • Gender: Male
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2017, 08:09:26 pm »
I've added a saw vise. Pretty simple but very handy.

 

 

I was using the grapple to move some tops off a trial. I was sticking them off to the side and then coming down on top of them to crush them down. Then I noticed one side of the grapple had come loose from the SSQA. When I checked it out I saw that the lever on that side had been pushed all the way up by a limb releasing the grapple. Luckily I saw it before I bent or broke anything. There is no kind of lock on the Kubota SSQA levers. Don't want that to happen again so I made two hooks from some angle and 1/2" bolts 8" long. I put the hooks thru existing holes in the loader frame to hold the levers securely in the locked position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

gg

 

Offline mike_belben

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 683
  • Location: Middle TN
  • Pulp Friction
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2017, 08:58:55 pm »
Thats clever on both accounts.  My bobtach handles pop up all the time but im always changing attachments anyhow.  And you gotta climb over them to get out so its no big deal to push em back down on your way.

Offline g_man

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 789
  • Age: 71
  • Location: NEK VT
  • Gender: Male
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2017, 09:18:03 pm »
I can't take credit for the vise. Stole the idea from GrassFed. Haven't seen him around for a while.

gg

Online John Mc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4359
  • Age: 55
  • Location: Monkton, Vermont
  • Gender: Male
  • NH TC33D w/ forestry mods, Uniforest 35E winch
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2017, 09:44:28 pm »
G-Man - I like the idea on the SSQA release hooks. I've not had one pop off on me yet. Probably unlikely with the bucket on, but with what I'm doing with the log grapple, I'm sure it's only a matter of time
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.   - Abraham Maslow

Offline Piston

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1812
  • Age: 36
  • Location: Upton, MA
  • Gender: Male
  • ...Brick by brick my friends...brick by brick!
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2017, 09:56:35 am »
This is a very nicely setup tractor Gordon!  You do very nice work.  I really like that small work cart you have for your tools.  Your little projects show that you don't need a giant setup shop to do nice work, I envy that. 

The 'box' build around the filters is a good idea as well.  That is something I don't like about my HST Kubota, I have a lot of exposed hoses/filters under there.  I've been luck so far, but.....
-Matt
“What the Lion is to the Cat the Mastiff is to the Dog, the noblest of the family; he stands alone, and all others sink before him. His courage does not exceed his temper and generosity, and in attachment he equals the kindest of his race.”

Online John Mc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4359
  • Age: 55
  • Location: Monkton, Vermont
  • Gender: Male
  • NH TC33D w/ forestry mods, Uniforest 35E winch
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2017, 10:30:09 am »
G_man - was that saw vise just an old stump vise that you welded on? Have you had any problems with it getting in the way or snagging on things, or is the location protected enough to avoid problems? I'm thinking of doing the same on my tractor, but space is a bit cramped.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.   - Abraham Maslow

Offline g_man

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 789
  • Age: 71
  • Location: NEK VT
  • Gender: Male
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2017, 04:51:36 pm »
Right, just a stump vise with a busted prong. So far I haven't mangled it. Easy to fix if I do.  It is pretty much back out of the way from heavy stuff. Here is a pic of the other side, may you can see better. Huh - I forgot what summer leaves look like already !!

 

 

gg

 

Offline hopm

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 107
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2017, 05:57:13 pm »
NO MORE GRAPPLE PICTURES!!!!!
My will power and self control are low!!! ;D ;D ;D

Online John Mc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4359
  • Age: 55
  • Location: Monkton, Vermont
  • Gender: Male
  • NH TC33D w/ forestry mods, Uniforest 35E winch
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2017, 06:08:52 pm »
NO MORE GRAPPLE PICTURES!!!!!
My will power and self control are low!!! ;D ;D ;D







Oh, wait... did you say NO more grapple pictures?  Sorry.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.   - Abraham Maslow

Online thecfarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 25204
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Chesterville,Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • If I don't do it,it don't get done
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2017, 06:14:56 pm »
That poor little tractor has some weight on the front of it. Good thing it's a NH.  ;D
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

Online John Mc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4359
  • Age: 55
  • Location: Monkton, Vermont
  • Gender: Male
  • NH TC33D w/ forestry mods, Uniforest 35E winch
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2017, 06:28:57 pm »
That poor little tractor has some weight on the front of it. Good thing it's a NH.  ;D

We calculated the pine log in the third picture at a little over 800#.

The American Elm in the first picture was about 1300 or 1400#. It was all it could do to lift it as high as is shown in the picture. I would not attempt something like that in the woods with this tractor. This was just moving a short distance across smooth ground to get it out of the way of a crew cutting firewood for charity (this log was among those set aside by the landowner for a later visit by a portable saw mill).
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.   - Abraham Maslow

Offline mike_belben

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 683
  • Location: Middle TN
  • Pulp Friction
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2017, 09:54:53 pm »








Dont wait.  You need a grapple more than the money. 


Offline hopm

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 107
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2017, 10:25:31 pm »

Online John Mc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4359
  • Age: 55
  • Location: Monkton, Vermont
  • Gender: Male
  • NH TC33D w/ forestry mods, Uniforest 35E winch
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2017, 10:34:11 pm »


(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

Oh, wait... did you say NO more grapple pictures?  Sorry.

AND WHAT TRACTOR IS THAT......

Its a NH TC 33D with a Woods 1012 loader (chosen over the NH loader offered at the time due to its greater dump and roll-back angles, as well as higher lift capacity), Sundowner GR40 grapple, a Uniforest 35E logging winch, and a few modifications for working in the woods.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.   - Abraham Maslow

Offline Crusarius

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 720
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Canadice, New York
  • Gender: Male
  • Lost in....
    • RockModified.com
Re: Setting Up a New To Me Kubota
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2017, 07:07:26 am »
After my mill build is done I will be building a quick attach and then some type of grapple. Maybe I need to quit my day job and go work for a steel company?
I knew what I thought I meant.