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  1. mwemaxxowner

    Rambling on about PHD...

    That's a good point. Thank you.
  2. mwemaxxowner

    Rambling on about PHD...

    When in clay, y'all are using the fish tail style point? I believe those are less likely to cause the bit to suck itself down.
  3. mwemaxxowner

    Rambling on about PHD...

    That page is a big help! I also found this. It's a PDF file by pengo with descriptions on bits, tips, and what they're intended for. I'm not sure if my big takes Pengo parts or not, but either way I can look through to see what certain designs are intended to do, and use that to help me find...
  4. mwemaxxowner

    Rambling on about PHD...

    Yep. I run a skid steer mounted auger at work and it's definitely the cat's meow. I don't have access to that for personal use and side jobs though. I think the down pressure kit is a tremendous help when you're trying to bore into hard ground. I don't love the idea of trying to hang off...
  5. mwemaxxowner

    Rambling on about PHD...

    How do you accomplish that and still operate the 3ph controls?
  6. mwemaxxowner

    Rambling on about PHD...

    Hey y'all. I recently acquired a nearly new Bush Hog post hole digger for compact tractors. I work for a concrete and grading company, and an old customer called us to come auger in some post holes for her fence with our skid steer. I got there, and realized that she had a BX tractor just like...
  7. mwemaxxowner

    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I present them on my phone screen at the register.
  8. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    Actually I was shopping for a trailer. The local Kubota dealership is a dealer for Hudson Brother's trailers. They are a local manufacturer known for good trailers. I was on their website, and they had ads all over the place for BX tractors at 0%. One thing led to another and I have a trailer...
  9. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I've really wanted a tiller, but I've continued to hesitate to spend the $2000 on one, and I never see any used ones for sale. I happened across a 5' disc harrow for $300 on Marketplace, so I decided to try it. I wasn't sure about my BX's ability to lift one, or whether I'd be at all satisfied...
  10. mwemaxxowner

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    New EA **** for my lawnmower. I like this box blade very much.
  11. mwemaxxowner

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    Just ordered a Landshark box blade!
  12. mwemaxxowner

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Nice! I moved all the stumps into this pile with my BX and a grapple. It has surprised me.
  13. mwemaxxowner

    Just pulled the trigger!

    230 hours on her now. Very much so enjoying having this tractor! I use my box blade, rake, and grapple quite a bit.
  14. mwemaxxowner

    Everything Attachments

    It is not an option (for some weird reason??) But if you wish to pay Via PayPal, call or email and they can send you an invoice. This is how I paid and used PayPal Credit.
  15. mwemaxxowner

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    This is about 3 days' worth of seat time on my BX 1880 with my new Wicked Grapple. I finished it up today. This is when I left the site today. Before photos: I'm extremely pleased with both my lawnmower and my new grapple! I'm able to do more than I anticipated. The root...
  16. mwemaxxowner

    Rock/Skeleton grapple vs Skelton Bucket+Root Grapple?

    I have the wicked 48 on my Kubota BX.
  17. mwemaxxowner

    Rock/Skeleton grapple vs Skelton Bucket+Root Grapple?

    I haven't used a rock bucket but I want one very much. I have a root rake styled grapple and I can say that for clearing land, raking the ground, and doing a little dirt work at the same time the root rake style is a fantastic tool!
  18. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I've been using the bajeezus out of my grapple. It's already paid for itself. Both the raking and grappling functions are incredibly useful. Worked on cleaning up an old brush pile half a day this past weekend and got a lot done.
  19. mwemaxxowner

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    But if I'm a single mom who wants to build my own diy shelf or whatever, I'm better off to just buy the lumber vs invest in my own sawmill. [emoji1751] Are y'all really so close-minded that you can't step outside your own box and see that what works for you isn't always the best for the other...
  20. mwemaxxowner

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    To be fair, a 2x4x2 is still one 2x4. [emoji846] Also the same reason we continue to spend $5/gal for fuel, and all other obscene prices right now, vs going off the grid and being totally self sufficient. Back when 4x4x8 posts were $15 or $20 each, it was still easier, cheaper, and more cost...
  21. mwemaxxowner

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    Lots of folks without power tools or a know how to use them. Generally it's a small DIY project where the cost doesn't matter that much for a piece or two. Once Lowe's asked us to manufacture and ship that it has continued to sell pretty steadily.
  22. mwemaxxowner

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I moved a lite brush to a better location the first day I had my grapple. The town decided about 6 months ago to quit picking it up without telling us because they've become shorthanded. I moved it to a less important part of the property. Made quick work of it and gave me some good practice...
  23. mwemaxxowner

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    They will cut some things in store, but we pre cut and package those 2x4 blocks, the 2x2 squares of plywood, stair stringers, etc. and ship it to them that way (for Lowe's).
  24. mwemaxxowner

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    Sells like hotcakes, actually.
  25. mwemaxxowner

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    I work for the company that receives, treats, and ships the lumber to Lowe's. We used to get a little bit of domestic fencing (dog eared pickets) but it was much more expensive, and most of the mills didn't like supplying it to us and eventually quit producing it. The stuff we get on the...
  26. mwemaxxowner

    My new Wicked 48

    I know I know, dump trailer. But I haul lumber and vehicles and other miscellaneous things too. It's a whole lot easier to haul a truck, or load a bundle of lumber, on a trailer like this. Not to mention getting the lumber back off. I made the deck to go with a flat bed trailer but build side...
  27. mwemaxxowner

    My new Wicked 48

    For me, the other option is just don't get one, so the wait is what it is. One of the drawbacks, of course, of my small tractor is I sort of have to stick to things purpose made for it so they are light but still strong. The only real other option is Land Pride and last few things I checked on...
  28. mwemaxxowner

    My new Wicked 48

    I was asked to post a new thread with photos, so here goes! I have a BX 1880 with 150 hours on it now. I recently received my pin on Wicked 48 for my tractor, and I have an AI2 quick attach for it. First Nom Nomming other attachments seems handy. Today's spoils
  29. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    It is pin on. I have the AI2 quick attach.
  30. mwemaxxowner

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  31. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    Ordered March 3. Stoked!
  32. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    The loader mounted plane, drag, whatever you wanna call it worked beautifully. Roughing in. Wish I would have taken more photos before I started. What I found was that if I set the loader in float, and back drag, I could control what it does with my tilt. Tilt back so the edge near the...
  33. mwemaxxowner

    If I tilt forks all the way down on BX1880, they won't tilt back up.

    Answered in post #8. Really wound up being quite simple. Had nothing to do with any pins being located in the wrong place, no geometry problems, just no stops on the fork frame (which is an incredible oversight by Redline, IMO). Involving the dealer would have been stupid, as there was nothing...
  34. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I haven't used one with the tines on it. I'd like to try that too. I've wondered if it can be useful for "raking" debris out of the dirt. Stuff you find on sites like these.
  35. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I guess think more like land plane than chain drag. At any rate, when I tested this with the cattle gate the way @Xfaxman did it worked really well for me. I can put the loader in float and drag with it. I can push or pull if I need to, and I can manipulate what it does with the tilt function...
  36. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I forgot to update. I did try this and it did work very well. I sort of temporarily set it up with straps. I found out that it works, but I'll need a heavier duty gate for sure if I plan to use one like this often. I was going to modify it with some hoops to slip my fork tines through, or some...
  37. mwemaxxowner

    If I tilt forks all the way down on BX1880, they won't tilt back up.

    I need to update this, it did wind up being that there are no stops on the fork frame like I said. My solution for a little while was just to not tilt that far forward. Eventually I bought the pin on quick attach from AI2. It's built properly with stops so it totally fixes the problem.
  38. mwemaxxowner

    Single acting valve

    While we're at it ([emoji23]) I hope to set the trailer up with a manual pump, and have the option to dump pumping it manually or tie into the tractor and dump more easily with the tractor hydraulics. I figure for this all I need to do is have couplers between the manual pump and the cylinder...
  39. mwemaxxowner

    Single acting valve

    Thank y'all very much. One set of my rear remotes has been completely unused thus far (other set is for my HTL). The only real plan I have for it is a yard dump trailer, so I don't see a problem with setting it up that way to do it "properly". I may or may not get a tilt cylinder some day, but...
  40. mwemaxxowner

    Single acting valve

    Yessir, the goal is to run a small dump trailer in the yard. Thanks! Stupid question...when it comes to routing "to the tank". On a tractor like this, does that mean getting creative and tapping into the hydraulic fill cap or something, or is there a way I don't know about to tap back into the...
  41. mwemaxxowner

    Single acting valve

    I have a BX1880 that I ordered with rear remotes. It has 2 pairs of factory remote valves. I am curious if it would be possible to run a single acting cylinder off of these, or one of these, and how I would go about plumbing that. Many thanks!
  42. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 3ph slow to lift

    I suspect most would have just replaced the valve, but I don't know. Fixed is fixed as far as I'm concerned, but I'm sure disassembling this one and fixing it saved me some time waiting on parts to ship!
  43. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 3ph slow to lift

    So, like I said they isolated the problem to the control valve for the 3ph. My dealer told me he had a hard time swallowing $700+ for a new valve without knowing WHY that one wasn't working properly. He disassembled it (the fella I'm speaking of is the one who owns the dealership. He tore my...
  44. mwemaxxowner

    Betstco?

    I found that agri-supply carries Caroni tillers, and they have several options in the 32-48" range, and some of those can be offset. They come in at the same price range ($1500 ish) but they are usually in stock. So no shipping, take home right away, and I can lay eyes and hands on it before...
  45. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 3ph slow to lift

    At first he thought something was plumbed wrong with the remote valves,but they have eliminated all that, back to just the original and OEM 3 point hitch, and he says it's still present. He's isolated it to the control valve for the 3ph. He says he doesn't understand why, but it appears that's...
  46. mwemaxxowner

    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    My inside track club price was $170, but I got 10% off for my first purchase with the HFT credit card and it came out to $152.99. The HFT card gives 10% off the first purchase, which I opened just for getting this generator a little while back. I get the option for 12 month interest free...
  47. mwemaxxowner

    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I took advantage of a pretty sweet sale and have two new HFT purchases. I guess I'll be able to update this thread in a while as to whether either of these are worth a crud [emoji23]. I've read good things about both of them, reviews are promising on YouTube and forums, etc, and specs are good...
  48. mwemaxxowner

    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Has anybody used their sprinkler pump,or this pump? https://www.harborfreight.com/1-hp-cast-iron-shallow-well-pump-with-pressure-control-switch-63752.html I want to install irrigation, but I only have 32 psi of static pressure and 8 gpm of flow. By the time my water runs through pipes my...
  49. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 3ph slow to lift

    I dropped it off at the dealership this afternoon. Curiously, and I haven't even noticed this, at low throttle it lifts up pretty quickly. (I'm beating my head against a wall because that would have been a nice band aid a few times while I was limping along. There is a clear point in the RPM...
  50. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 3ph slow to lift

    I have wondered if the remote install had something to do with this. It was done at the dealership before I received the tractor. The levers to activate my remote valves aren't engaged while this is happening.
  51. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 3ph slow to lift

    I believe so too. What does that indicate?
  52. mwemaxxowner

    Betstco?

    I understand these points, but sometimes you do get a good deal, and sometimes you can get the job done with cheaper stuff. Keep in mind this is a light duty tractor. A few satisfied customers above is promising. Still feels like a gamble though. Has anyone seen an offset sub 48" tiller...
  53. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 3ph slow to lift

  54. mwemaxxowner

    BEWARE - T-N-T CARPORTS

    My deposit was placed on 4/19/21. I messaged them on 5/14/21 saying I had my site graded and ready to install. I think it was a couple weeks after that they installed. From the time I ordered and placed my deposit to the time they installed (and the delay was mine not theirs) steel prices rose...
  55. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 3ph slow to lift

    All that controls is down speed. There is no adjustment that I'm aware of for lift speed. Down speed is fine and I adjust that most every time I operate the tractor to tailor the drop speed to my situation. I should also note that rpms are generally wide open when I'm working the tractor.
  56. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 3ph slow to lift

    I have a relatively new 1880. I've had it about 8 months, and it has about 120 hours. For the first part of my ownership I didn't use the 3ph much. I'd raise it now and then to move a trailer or something but that was about it. Recently I've bought a box blade and a rake and have begun using...
  57. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    Well, I ordered that 6' gate, I'll pick it up today or tomorrow, and try it out on a sandy "lawn" Friday. The idea popped into my head after seeing these for a mini skid. I thought "Hey, that might work well on my BX." Then I saw you using your gate and thought that might work just as...
  58. mwemaxxowner

    BEWARE - T-N-T CARPORTS

    I can at least confirm R&R will stick your quoted price once you get a deposit down, and will do you right. [emoji4] I got email confirmation on a nice professional typed letterhead as soon as I put my deposit down. It had all of the terms we had agreed upon listed. Color, customizations...
  59. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 50 hour review

    My two 'boters together. [emoji7]
  60. mwemaxxowner

    Betstco?

    They have a 33" offset tiller that says it's built for subcompact tractors. I wanted a 48", but no more tilling than I will do, the smaller track isn't going to matter much. This size I should be able to run even in hard ground (BX1880). At home I'm in Sandy soil, but it would be nice to know I...
  61. mwemaxxowner

    Betstco?

    Anybody know of this company? I see some tillers I really like on there that should be well suited for my low HP subcompact tractor. I've never heard of them, but I can't find any negative information, and when I'm on their site I don't get any of the warning bells I usually do on scammy pages...
  62. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    Might give this a whirl. Should be easy to transport on my trailer with my tractor and other implements when I go somewhere. I've taken the 8x8 drag a few times and it's cumbersome to transport to say the least.
  63. mwemaxxowner

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    This is the standard. It's cut to 2x4 before it gets planed and whatnot. This is why the tags we put on the lumber has to have the "actual" size below it. To the comments about hoping they aren't selling much at these prices, so far that doesn't seem to be the case. We're busy as ever shipping...
  64. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    Only thing is,I'd have to purchase one to try it. If it's a flop it's an expensive experiment. If it works well it's pretty cheap for what it will do!
  65. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I've seen you post this before, which got me wondering how well a cattle gate attached to the bottom of my forks would behave as a "land plane" for loose material.
  66. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    Two thumbs way up for the boom pole in conjunction with the drag. Now I can use it in forward and reverse, and at the end of a run if I lift it it would sweep back and up and feather any material piled under it nicely.
  67. mwemaxxowner

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    There was definitely a real shortage. I work for a company that treats lumber and ships it to Lowe's, builds and ships their fence panels, and remanufactures a lot of products from lumber, treats that, and ships it. We struggled to get material in from Mills for a while. When Covid first...
  68. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I want to try to diy a set of gauge wheels for my rake. If they turn out "meh", I will absolutely be buying a set for it! As to snow, we don't get any of that. I don't have any need for a chipper, and I don't own any land to bush hog. Stuff I trim and prune at home I pile at the road and the...
  69. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    They're not "easy" to run, but I've dug hundreds of holes with them. Stories are exaggerated by people who are afraid of hard manual labor I think. I still much prefer it to using a shovel or clam shell. Yes if it hits a rock or a root you need to be braced for it. If we were in known rocky...
  70. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I don't understand. I have a two stroke auger I've used plenty of times to dig post holes for a fence. It works well. Little more labor intensive than using a tractor, but a lot better than a clamshell digger by hand. I used to work for a landscaping and fencing company and that was all we ever...
  71. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    So far for me, the box blade, loader forks, ratchet rake, and 3 point landscaping rake have proven most valuable. I really like having the bucket and box blade together as a pair when I'm doing some dirt work. Being business at both ends can be really valuable. I haven't needed the boom pole...
  72. mwemaxxowner

    Everything Attachments

    Pm sent!
  73. mwemaxxowner

    Everything Attachments

    [emoji23] Yeah yeah I know. Don't think I'm officially even there yet (I'm waiting on an invoice to my PayPal account).
  74. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I may or may not have just placed an order for a Wicked[emoji769]48! Wooo!
  75. mwemaxxowner

    Everything Attachments

    Just got myself in line! [emoji16]
  76. mwemaxxowner

    BEWARE - T-N-T CARPORTS

    20' was not available. I asked twice, but that was quite some time ago. It could very well have been supply chain issues going on, I'm not sure. It's anchored to the ground only.
  77. mwemaxxowner

    BEWARE - T-N-T CARPORTS

    It's 18x36x12, and it was $3600 when I put my deposit down on 4/19/21. I wanted 20' wide but they didn't offer that, and they were significantly cheaper than anything else I found. It's a lite tight backing the two trailers beside each other, but I have it down to a pretty good system where...
  78. mwemaxxowner

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I'm not defending this by any means, but that's not poly string. That's the band that we use to band the lumber together that you see on the full bundles at Lowe's. Extremely strong stuff. But don't read that to mean I'm saying this was fine [emoji23].
  79. mwemaxxowner

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    The truck is a 5 speed manual and you could see the front end get light every time he shifted. Another day on the lumber yard! [emoji2373][emoji23][emoji1751]
  80. mwemaxxowner

    BEWARE - T-N-T CARPORTS

    I had a metal carport installed and they let me lock in my price after a deposit. Which worked well in my favor as steel rose 20% between my deposit and when my site was ready. My outfit was R&R Carports and Garages. Also in Mt Airy. Apparently that's like the metal carport capital of the...
  81. mwemaxxowner

    Do they make helper springs/air bags for trailers?

    I'm not advocating overloading your trailer, but look up SumoSprings and the ones they offer for trailers.
  82. mwemaxxowner

    Koyker 160 Loader Wanted

    I appreciate the input. I passed the information along about the places he could purchase one close to home. He had located several locations, but they were all quite a drive. I secretly hope he just bites the bullet and purchases a new one. I think the tractor is worth spending the 4 or 5 grand...
  83. mwemaxxowner

    Koyker 160 Loader Wanted

    He's trying to see if he can find one used first. I think he's found it new, just feels like it's too expensive and worth more than the tractor. I disagree with him, as the tractor is in great mechanical shape and it's a heck of a lot cheaper than a new tractor with FEL. Especially that size.
  84. mwemaxxowner

    Koyker 160 Loader Wanted

    [emoji1] I've never seen one on the rear! [emoji23]
  85. mwemaxxowner

    What trailer should I get for Kubota Tractor, and what should I pay?

    I'm not sure I understand when you say "wood and steel ramp together". Drive up, scoop, back down. Same as loading or unloading. And/or remove a side (s) and scrape from the ground.
  86. mwemaxxowner

    Koyker 160 Loader Wanted

    If rel stands for rear end loader, no... That's just my BX parked behind it.
  87. mwemaxxowner

    What trailer should I get for Kubota Tractor, and what should I pay?

    I thought about drilling some drain holes, but I do keep it parked under a shed. I still may do that at some point. I wanted them recessed because I will haul mulch and whatnot occasionally, and wanted a flat surface so I can scrape it out with the bucket. I built some sides that go into the...
  88. mwemaxxowner

    What trailer should I get for Kubota Tractor, and what should I pay?

    I like having a wood deck. It's something easy for me to replace, work on, and modify. I recently flush mounted some D rings in key locations by routing out where they needed to go. I'm much more experienced and much better equipped to work with wood than metal. I have also occasionally...
  89. mwemaxxowner

    Koyker 160 Loader Wanted

    A good friend of mine is shopping for a Koyker 160 loader. I figure it's a long shot, but the more places we look the better chance we have to find one I reckon. For a good price we're willing to travel to get it. It may not look like much, but he has a nice tractor with very little money...
  90. mwemaxxowner

    What trailer should I get for Kubota Tractor, and what should I pay?

    Man, I have a 20' trailer with my BX and even that isn't hard to fill up. This is just with my forks on the front and rake on the rear, forks against the front of the trailer.
  91. mwemaxxowner

    No Rotella T6

    I will just assume that having receipts for the oil changes will be good enough. That's generally what's asked for when warranty work needs to be performed. I'm sure you all know of the Magnuson Moss Warranty act which does allow us some freedom to perform our own routine maintenance, and not...
  92. mwemaxxowner

    No Rotella T6

    I read "have an API service classification" to mean it must be an official API certified oil, not carry a promise from the oil manufacturer that it does because they say so. Perhaps I'm misinterpreting that nomenclature. I'll dig into it a little more. I also found this. So in their diesel...
  93. mwemaxxowner

    No Rotella T6

    " Related Questions Is AMSOIL API Certified? – AMSOIL XL and OE Product lines are API Certified and Signature Series meets all the testing requirements. Due to the costs of testing and licensing each new formula, AMSOIL has chosen not license each and every product." If Kubota isn't a...
  94. mwemaxxowner

    No Rotella T6

    Right, they say it meets those requirements but it does not actually have API certification. Amsoil states it more than meets those requirements, but it hasn't actually been certified. Which matters to some manufacturers. That chart is letting you know, for your own peace of mind, that if your...
  95. mwemaxxowner

    No Rotella T6

    Doesn't seem too specific but it does need to be API certified. Amsoil SS doesn't carry any API certifications. I can't remember if I saw that anybody their "diesel" oils do. However, if I can't run SS really no reason to run Amsoil, in my opinion.
  96. mwemaxxowner

    No Rotella T6

    I would like to run SS in my BX, but it does not carry the API certifications or whatever that Kubota states is a minimum requirement. I have been slightly concerned of there were ever an engine issue and my oil doesn't meet their stated requirements (on paper) I might be in hot water. I am...
  97. mwemaxxowner

    Hydraulic top link on BX

    I meant to say retracted length doesn't need to be any longer. [emoji51]
  98. mwemaxxowner

    Hydraulic top link on BX

    I'm sure one slightly longer would work but I think it's pretty limited on much longer being right. This is very close to the manual top link lengths. Retracted length really doesn't need to be any less IMO. Oh, you meant actually swapping out the lower 3 point arms. Not something I've even...
  99. mwemaxxowner

    Hydraulic top link on BX

    I definitely got lucky! In the FB thread where the guy advertised it for sale several people were badgering him about how his price was too high, you can find a $100 cylinder that works blah blah blah, but all the while I'm messaging him saying I'll take it IMMEDIATELY! Haha I was going to...
  100. mwemaxxowner

    Fords aluminium body

    I look at it like this. I never plan to have any body damage or need repairs, so I don't really take that too much into account. The aluminum is giving me other tangible benefits on a daily basis. If I ever do get some damage, and need repairs, it is what it is. [emoji2373]
  101. mwemaxxowner

    Fords aluminium body

    I figure if my truck catches fire, or is in a fire, it doesn't much matter to me if the aluminum body melts or not. It's gonna be "toast" either way. It'll be totalled and I'll be in the market.
  102. mwemaxxowner

    Mini split questions?

    I would like to use that, except I work too close to home to get out of the fence! [emoji1787] Just changed a few settings actually. Due to this discussion I decided to pop in and have a look, and realized I haven't re programmed out away schedule since my wife and daughter went back to work...
  103. mwemaxxowner

    Mini split questions?

    I like to be able to check on the temperature in the house, and I like to be able to see how quickly the temperature rises and falls, and how much the system has to run. Now that I've had it a while I about know how it performs, but I liked watching it for the first few seasons to start with to...
  104. mwemaxxowner

    Mini split questions?

    I have a smart thermostat that I can access via my phone. It's extremely convenient being able to make changes from the phone while I'm home, but it's VERY nice being able to check on it when I'm not at home. And make changes if I need to and forgot before I left.
  105. mwemaxxowner

    Hydraulic top link on BX

    Woo hoo!
  106. mwemaxxowner

    Portable air tank

    I have two expired 30# tanks that are in good shape that I want to convert.
  107. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I don't have any gooseneck or fifth wheel trailers any more, but that's awesome!
  108. mwemaxxowner

    Generators - Backfeeding - 120V

    Now that I know how they work, I'll be sure to shut off both before I mess with anything. I understand your point though! Didn't have anything to do with the reinforcing, the condescending tone wasn't appreciated. I've never had or dealt with a sub panel before. For some reason was just...
  109. mwemaxxowner

    Generators - Backfeeding - 120V

    Been figgered out. Thanks.
  110. mwemaxxowner

    Generators - Backfeeding - 120V

    I think Chilliwack was talking about the original poster of the thread, but you're right. Now that I understand that's my main panel, this is fantastic news. Won't even have to buy much wire. Over where that panel is will be a good location for my generator (that I don't own yet). It won't...
  111. mwemaxxowner

    What was the best dog you've had?

    Another good photo of my girl with her guard dog.
  112. mwemaxxowner

    Generators - Backfeeding - 120V

    None of the panels are old, the house is only about a year old, by the way. However, it is a modular. So the main panel was in place when the home was manufactured, then (I assume), the small panel was installed after the house was set and the power line was run.
  113. mwemaxxowner

    Generators - Backfeeding - 120V

    Awesome. Thank you fellas (and fellets if one of you is a lady) for helping me sort through that. It's good for me to just know how they work together.
  114. mwemaxxowner

    Generators - Backfeeding - 120V

    They're both 200 amp boxes. It posted as an attachment for some reason. Clicking the attachment should open the photo. Trying again.
  115. mwemaxxowner

    Generators - Backfeeding - 120V

    Maybe I have it backwards, and the small panel is actually my main since it is right at the meter, and the one in my house is a sub-fed from that one?
  116. mwemaxxowner

    Generators - Backfeeding - 120V

    Above is inside, I'm calling my main panel. This is a small panel servicing just HVAC . Shut this one off, the main power in this small box, my wife said the whole house shut down .
  117. mwemaxxowner

    Generators - Backfeeding - 120V

    Positive, I was about 60 feet from the main panel. Lol I flipped the main power on the sub panel and my wife thought the power went out. I'm not doing this work myself, just working on figuring up roughly what I'm looking at.
  118. mwemaxxowner

    Generators - Backfeeding - 120V

    I assumed that was the case, until a few days ago I flipped the main on my sub panel to work on my HVAC (fan was frozen with ice) and it shut the whole house off. Since that sub panel had the ability to shut the whole house off I wasn't sure if that meant it feed from the main panel or not.
  119. mwemaxxowner

    Generators - Backfeeding - 120V

    I have a quick question. I have a separate sub panel that services my heat pump. I've been thinking that, when I get a generator, I want to get a generator input wired up on the house, to a double pole breaker and an interlock kit. However, since I have that sub panel, a simple interlock...
  120. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I store most of my implements inside the privacy fence I have in my back yard, palletized and inside my Harbor Freight "portable garage. Pallet forks for moving them around. I hope to build some racking to stack them.
  121. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    That would mean having concrete to roll it on. [emoji1787]
  122. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    Oh I'm sure it'll work well! I've just read a few reviews where the CL rake pretzeled up, but they were using a bigger tractor, and doing some heavier duty work. I think with my BX I won't have to worry so much. I've also read many good reviews. I chose a 5' rake. I tend to do a lot of work...
  123. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I've added a 48" box blade, and just recently bought a County Line landscape rake. I've read mixed reviews on them, but it was in stock ready to pick up and I need it soon. Keeping in mind that my BX is a small and light duty tractor, I'm optimistic it will serve me well. The box blade is a...
  124. mwemaxxowner

    Trailer Size Bx 24

    Any trailer that the OP is looking at should have brakes. I definitely wouldn't shop for a trailer to haul a tractor that doesn't have any. I've never seen a rating given for my truck to tow an amount without brakes, but I do think there is a law that trailers over 3,000 (or something...
  125. mwemaxxowner

    Trailer Size Bx 24

    I have a BX, and bought a 20' trailer to haul it with 2 3500 lbs axles. The trailer is a good match for my half ton truck, and will max out my truck's capabilities. I built removable side planks which have turned out to be VERY much so appreciated and I hardly remove them now. 20' is by no...
  126. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 50 hour review

    I used my new to me 4' box blade yesterday to do some grading and smoothing for a friend. Used the box blade, loader, and drag I made from 4x4x8 posts and chicken wire. Still very happy with this tractor and what I can do with it!
  127. mwemaxxowner

    Watch out for bicycles too.

    Against traffic is the way you're supposed to travel when on foot. It's far safer.
  128. mwemaxxowner

    Watch out for bicycles too.

    I expected such a response. When there is a car coming from behind, I can hear it, and I get in the grass (I have rolled ankles as a result but that's how it goes). I also typically look over my shoulder behind me when there is an oncoming car to make sure they have room to inch over. I don't...
  129. mwemaxxowner

    Watch out for bicycles too.

    I don't ride a bike much, but I do run. I run properly on the shoulder of the road facing traffic. Some people just seem to think it's funny to get as close as possible to hitting you without actually doing it. No amount of trying to create awareness is going to fix it. Some people just suck.
  130. mwemaxxowner

    Pallet Forks

    When did you purchase the E&T forks? I was curious about their forks, as they have a really light set for my tractor, but would never hear back when I inquired about them.
  131. mwemaxxowner

    Hydraulic top link on BX

    I stumbled across a FB marketplace listing for a Fitrite top link made for the BX tractors for 325 shipped, with hoses. Assuming the deal goes through as planned and it arrives in the shape it appears to be, I'm quite stoked about that! It is not sized to accommodate Pat's, but I have been on...
  132. mwemaxxowner

    Jery Dunn Tach-N-Go and Forks

    I wouldn't reckon most people have another tractor at their disposal, but regardless I think this is a terrible idea with the bungee and lifting by hand.
  133. mwemaxxowner

    Jery Dunn Tach-N-Go and Forks

    I saw a guy on Facebook recommending to bungee the loader control in the lift position, then get off, walk around, and assist the loader by hand to finish a lift, then get back on the tractor. [emoji1751]
  134. mwemaxxowner

    Jery Dunn Tach-N-Go and Forks

    Edit- oops, already posted that. [emoji51]
  135. mwemaxxowner

    Need advice on a larger chainsaw for an older guy.

    I have one of those. It works really well. It's not necessarily faster than splitting with a maul, but it sure is easy!
  136. mwemaxxowner

    What's your weather today?

    Lately it's anywhere from 30 to 75 (°F), dry as a bone or monsooning, sunny or cloudy, calm or wind gusts that are laying trees down. It's quite a chore to dress properly this time of year!
  137. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    Great, thanks! Just looking to use it for small stuff as well. I'm hoping the brush grubber chain will get more of an immediate grab on stuff.
  138. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    I have forks and a quick attach for the loader, and I have several pallets. The pallets are definitely very handy to have around! I have one that is about 7' wide, and it can be very handy. This weekend I moved a big pile of baled pine needles with it. A few sturdy pallets are must haves!
  139. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    Either way, I couldn't add a FEL to my dad's tractor if he didn't want me to, and there was the issue of even finding one. He told me I could take it and keep it at my place and use it as mine, but he also said he didn't really want a FEL on it with no power steering. All moot, as I have the...
  140. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 50 hour review

    It's a factor, but that's partly why this loses less than the factory SSQA. He's designed it to keep the load in closer to the pins than the factory SSQA.
  141. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 50 hour review

    [emoji38] It's a quick attach for my loader. According to Kubota, you lose 126 lbs at the pins of lift capacity with the SSQA. With this quick attach I (supposedly) only lose about 50 lbs. In practice I don't think I'd notice a difference between either but I wanted to avoid that extra...
  142. mwemaxxowner

    Just pulled the trigger!

    You have no idea what I'm pulling with that or why. I back up and hitch up to my empty trailer, or my 5x10 with not a great deal of weight on it without having to get off the tractor to hitch or unhitch. Works great for, example, pulling my 5x10 around to spread pine needles.
  143. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 50 hour review

    AI2 quick attach has come in. I'll install it tomorrow!
  144. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    FEL on that tractor was never really am option. It seemed difficult to find something that will work, cost prohibitive, and my dad didn't want one on the tractor since it doesn't have power steering. As this thread has progressed, though, I have bought a BX1880 with fel.
  145. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    Yessir that's it. I really want the grubber you have and the chain.
  146. mwemaxxowner

    Most useful implements?

    Not an "attachment" per se, but for things like pulling shrubs, brush, vines, etc is the "brush grubber" chain any better than a regular ole chain? It's not terribly expensive, so it it works better I'm all for spending that much on it, but if it's just a gimmick I'll stick with the chain I...
  147. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 50 hour review

    Bad choice of words I guess. Moving on...
  148. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 50 hour review

    I'm glad you enjoy your tractor also 5030. I wouldn't even have room to turn it around.
  149. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 50 hour review

    Like this!
  150. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 50 hour review

    I want a hydraulic top link on the rear, and I want a grapple for the loader (from EA). Those are the reasons for adding my remotes and third function. I may try just "The Thumb" on my forks before I get the Wicked Grapple. I was using the forks on my 3ph today and it sure would have been nice...
  151. mwemaxxowner

    BX1880 50 hour review

    I purchased myself an 1880, and added wheel weights, canopy, cruise, third function and rear remotes, and of course with the loader. I bought it primarily just for property maintenance. Easy wheel barrowing, help with trimming and pruning the 70 or so trees on my one acre, working and...
  152. mwemaxxowner

    Just pulled the trigger!

    AI2 quick attach is on the way! https://bxattachments.com/product/2-8-hd-quick-attach-gen-3/
  153. mwemaxxowner

    10 ton manual wood splitter, convert to run on remotes

    I don't see any 3ph splitters at TSC, but the cheapest 3ph splitter I see is $1000.
  154. mwemaxxowner

    10 ton manual wood splitter, convert to run on remotes

    They've gone up. I'm in SC, USA. I'm also hoping to reduce the number of extra small engines I have. I have a 2 stroke auger I just put a carb in, and another 2 stroke auger that I can't start that I guess needs one. I have a generator and a pressure washer that I can't start, and need work...
  155. mwemaxxowner

    10 ton manual wood splitter, convert to run on remotes

    Thank you, and thank you for taking the time to give me explanations, rather than just say it won't work, or say it's going to blow your jack. I knew (and was afraid that) blowing the jack was a possibility, but the reasons I thought it wouldn't are as follows. As mentioned, the jack is...
  156. mwemaxxowner

    10 ton manual wood splitter, convert to run on remotes

    I saw more like $500. I'd spend $100 for a cylinder in a heartbeat. I think the stroke is just a little over 8". I was assuming an air over hydraulic jack would use very little air, thanks for the warning!
  157. mwemaxxowner

    10 ton manual wood splitter, convert to run on remotes

    About the size of the piston, I see. Just to make sure, I was measuring the diameter of the rod that extends out of the housing that does the work, not the diameter of the housing itself. I was also trying to guess from photos though, I still have not dug mine out to measure in person. I was...
  158. mwemaxxowner

    Why I do not garden

    My garden was about 17x30. We didn't can anything, we didn't aim to give us food for the whole year long. It was small enough to be easy to manage. We froze some things, but for the most part what we had in excess we shared with friends and family. We enjoyed fresh food while it was in season...
  159. mwemaxxowner

    10 ton manual wood splitter, convert to run on remotes

    I know it does, just thinking out loud and wondering what I can do for minimal costs (and also retain either tractor or manual operation). I have a front third function and rear remotes. Seems worth a try to just plumb one of the remotes in place of one of the manual "pumps", but I'm not totally...
  160. mwemaxxowner

    10 ton manual wood splitter, convert to run on remotes

    I have a 10 ton manual wood splitter that is powered by a two stage bottle jack. The thing is pretty slick, and works well. I have been pondering how to power it with the rear remotes or the third function valve on my bx1880. I think, if my calculations are correct, it would take about a 3.5"...
  161. mwemaxxowner

    Why I do not garden

    I tended my first garden this year. We didn't do it to come out on top economically. We knew it wouldn't and that wasn't the goal. I want to teach my daughter about gardening and where food comes from. I grew up with grandparents who had a huge garden, Mawmaw was always shelling peas or...
  162. mwemaxxowner

    Hydraulic top link on BX

    I've been digging into this a little more. Most of the HTLs I see listed or mentioned that will work only have a 4-6" stroke. My oem manual top link has about 10" of adjustment. Without having done a lot of ground engaging 3ph work before, is that little bit of stroke going to suffice? I'll...
  163. mwemaxxowner

    Newbie looking for critique

    I feel the same way. I just want my welds to hold. If it's something where appearances matter, grinder, die grinder, and paint will fix me right up.
  164. mwemaxxowner

    Newbie looking for critique

    I wish I could remember the tip I read recently about reducing spatter with fcaw. I want to say it was related to wire stick out length. Too much or too little caused it. I'll see if I can find what I am talking about. My memory sucks I might be way off base.
  165. mwemaxxowner

    Newbie looking for critique

    The CE flux core machine was AC. The Titanium is an inverter DC type welder, and is supposedly a much better machine. Also costs about twice as much but it should be worth it. I have bought the same one based on reviews in various places, but haven't used it yet.
  166. mwemaxxowner

    Newbie looking for critique

    Following, I'm in the same boat! Just bought a little 110 welder. I've done a little welding at work that turned out well and looked okay, but I was using our nice Miller mig machine, and somebody else set it up for me.
  167. mwemaxxowner

    When do you start and stop mowing the grass where you live?

    Gah lee that's beautiful grass!
  168. mwemaxxowner

    Patio Refrigerator and Freezer Question?

    I don't think it's his problem either, but it sounded like he was considering meeting them in the middle. If I was going to spend anything I think that's how I would.
  169. mwemaxxowner

    Patio Refrigerator and Freezer Question?

    I'd rather pay to upgrade the house than to pay to buy a fridge or freezer.
  170. mwemaxxowner

    Best Pallet Fork Grapple?

    It's a good bit more expensive now, but still well worth the price in my opinion. I feel like if I get it, I'll want to get a separate mounting base for my bucket. Allowing me to easily swap it from forks to bucket. Anybody done that? Is it useful on a tractor bucket? I don't move rocks that...
  171. mwemaxxowner

    Value Proposition: What Makes Your Brand Of Tractor Better Than The Others?

    I feel like you are trying to back me into a corner. It's someone I already knew, I trust, and I know will treat me well now and in the future. He's been treating friends and family members properly since before I was born. How's that? Also, yes, it's a good location for me being local (which...
  172. mwemaxxowner

    Value Proposition: What Makes Your Brand Of Tractor Better Than The Others?

    I don't plan to need a whole lot of support after the sale. I do most of my own maintenance on everything I own. I suspect the tractor will be no different. Still, though, if I do need something in person, be that advice, service, warranty work, etc, they're right there. This was my first...
  173. mwemaxxowner

    Best Pallet Fork Grapple?

    I have a BX. No problem with overloading implements for the most part. [emoji38]
  174. mwemaxxowner

    Best Pallet Fork Grapple?

    I've looked at these. I think I'm going to buy "The Thumb" from Greens Machine and put it on my forks, with a separate mounting base for my bucket.
  175. mwemaxxowner

    Patio Refrigerator and Freezer Question?

    I also don't believe this to be your problem. However, as capable as I'm sure you may be, do you think having someone who's labeled as a professional electrician on paper comes out, checks the outlet, says there are no issues with the wiring or the house would satisfy them? I don't think it's...
  176. mwemaxxowner

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    I think Lowe's buying habits drives the price changes.
  177. mwemaxxowner

    Value Proposition: What Makes Your Brand Of Tractor Better Than The Others?

    Absolutely for me. Dealership close to home really made me not price anything else. Also, I've known many folks to have Kubota compact tractors, and every one of them have always been pleased. I do think the BX is one of the cheapest tractors on the market with a fel though, and the 0% financing...
  178. mwemaxxowner

    Value Proposition: What Makes Your Brand Of Tractor Better Than The Others?

    The fact that I have a Kubota dealership 3 miles from home, run by a "good ol' boy" who has known me all my life, and asks me about my family every time I stop by.
  179. mwemaxxowner

    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I've never done much metal work, but I have recently purchased the Titanium 125 welder and hope to start doing a little more. Small, simple stuff. My dad has a big miller MIG welder for any big stuff, and the years of experience to see that it's done right. I've done some crude fabricating...
  180. mwemaxxowner

    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Those are not good qualities for a drill press. [emoji38]
  181. mwemaxxowner

    Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I would really like to have a drill press, but I don't think I would use it often enough to justify spending a great deal on one. Any thoughts on one of the more cheaply priced drill presses from HFT?
  182. mwemaxxowner

    Recent projects with new trailer

    Yessir, those are the ones! I'd probably bolt some healthy d rings in the corners where it will have a minimal impact on dumping material, with a backing plate if necessary, and let it ride. At least for now until I came up with a better idea. I'm all for getting the most out of what I have!
  183. mwemaxxowner

    Recent projects with new trailer

    Where are your stake pockets? They make lashing winches that go into a standard stake pocket, and they make lashing winches that bolt on with a set screw to a lip on the side of the trailer. I'm going to try using one as a makeshift winch to pull vehicles on the trailer. Still have to get a...
  184. mwemaxxowner

    Recent projects with new trailer

    I have seen flush mount chain lately that might work well for you. Not sure what to call it, mounts flush to the floor, you can pull it up and you have a short length of chain to work with that is secured to the trailer. Not sure what load ratings they come in. This is why I routed out my deck...
  185. mwemaxxowner

    Recent projects with new trailer

    I understand weight of a yard of material varies, due to moisture content and other factors. That's just common sense. The sand and gravel nearby is sold by the ton, and the mulch and compost I buy is sold by the yard.
  186. mwemaxxowner

    Recent projects with new trailer

    I've been borrowing one since I was 15. I've window shopped Craigslist specials for a year or so now. I've looked at a lot of homemade headaches. It's nice to finally own one of my own!
  187. mwemaxxowner

    Recent projects with new trailer

    My Googlefu is strong. [emoji38]
  188. mwemaxxowner

    Recent projects with new trailer

    I'm not sure why some materials are sold in tonnage and some in yardage. Around here sand and gravel are sold by the ton. I figure up the volume I need and do a quick Google on what a yard weighs and estimate from there. Google says 2400-2900/yard for gravel. So, for example, right now I need...
  189. mwemaxxowner

    Recent projects with new trailer

    Yes, it would be easy to overload with gravel, but, for example, it would haul plenty of mulch or compost. And it will still haul more gravel than my truck bed. Recently I hauled 4.5 yards of mulch for shrub beds. I need 5 tons of gravel right now for my trailer shed. Two trips will do me just...
  190. mwemaxxowner

    Recent projects with new trailer

    Yes, the gravel has to be covered. I'm not sure what made you think I won't tarp it. I'm fairly certain that it's the law everywhere for loose materials to be tarped. I don't understand the second question. The side planks rest on floor that is already there with no gaps. Don't need two of 'um.
  191. mwemaxxowner

    Recent projects with new trailer

    So, funny story about how I came to own my tractor, I was actually just shopping for trailers. I'd watched used trailers for a while, and I was going to have to spend $3k or more for something in good shape like I want. Well the local Kubota dealership is also a Hudson Brother's trailer...
  192. mwemaxxowner

    1025R Hydro Drive power

    My BX will bog down and try to stall the engine too if I don't let up before that happens. I'm fairly certain I could stall it outright but I've always let up when it starts to bog down. It's an 1880 with filled rear tires and wheel weights. Perhaps the low horsepower is to blame in my...
  193. mwemaxxowner

    Front-End Loader BUCKET SPADE TODAY // FEL BUCKET ATTACHMENT

    I know. [emoji38][emoji848][emoji15][emoji26]
  194. mwemaxxowner

    Front-End Loader BUCKET SPADE TODAY // FEL BUCKET ATTACHMENT

    That's the whole reason I bought this tractor! A lot of what I do with it I can do/have done by hand, but I'm already starting to feel my age at only 33. I want to slow that process down!
  195. mwemaxxowner

    Good morning!!!!

    I have too, and that reason has always been I couldn't afford a garage [emoji38]. I have always loved when people were on the internet make a comment that lets you know that they assume everyone has a garage and can't fathom that many people don't.
  196. mwemaxxowner

    Front-End Loader BUCKET SPADE TODAY // FEL BUCKET ATTACHMENT

    I had to give mine a few good whacks with a sledgehammer. It definitely gets stuck on good!
  197. mwemaxxowner

    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I have seen this method used to haul a boat and a camper also.
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