I may have actually OVERDONE it this time !

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Ductape

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Well, i had been looking for a reasonably priced self feeding chipper, and came across this. Now...... before you slam me for being 5+ PTO horsepower short of the manufacturers recommendation, let me say that any wood over 4 inches is firewood to me. I would never use this to its rated capacity. I just wanted to make sure i had something with a wide enough throat to not have to worry about any brances or crothches hanging up. I was kinda half heartedly looking for a Jinma, or maybe a BX42 when i came across this for sale two towns away. Problem is....... i think i underestimated how dang heavy it is !!!
 

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wow looks like its in great shape.
 
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It has a couple boogers. The area around the toplink has been welded and touched up. Same with the are around the lower pins..... infact they look slightly splayed out. Nothing that seems to affect anything, but not exactly showroom new either. I also discovered mine is a model either before the gas strut assisted hopper lift was invented, or perhaps it was just an option when mine was sold new. Every hydraulically fed BX on the lots at the local tractor dealers has the gas strut lift assist. Definitely $200 i'll need to invest in.
 

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No hydraulics to the rear of my 'bota yet, but i just had to manually feed it a maple sapling, just to see the chips fly !!! Out came the remnants of a chipmunks nest....... i didn't see any red, so i'll assume he wasn't home. One thing i had taken for granted, but perhaps shouldn't have........ it fitting through my overhead door into the barn. With it skimming across the ground, it squeeks under with less than an inch to spare..... whew !!!!
 

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If it doesn't work out for you I'll take it off your hands. Let me know.
 
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johnk said:
If it doesn't work out for you I'll take it off your hands. Let me know.


HAH !!!! I'll keep you posted !
 
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O.T., Looks like you have turf tires up front and a wild R-1 design in the rear. Is that the stock set-up?:confused:
 
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I recently bought the tractor used, so i can't say for sure if it came that way, or if the original owner had them put on. I believe the local Kubota dealer called them "Terra Turfs", and they were plenty farmiliar with them so i'd guess they did come stock on certain models. Allegedly easier on the lawn than ags, but better traction than the turfs. I guess i'll find out come spring !
 
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Could'nt help but notice the stair way up to the attic area of the house with only windows to go in and out. Reminds me of all the things I have to finish.

Great outfit I hope some day to also own a chipper.

Neil
 
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Double Orange said:
O.T., Looks like you have turf tires up front and a wild R-1 design in the rear. Is that the stock set-up?:confused:

Those are a standard tire option on the smaller B series, not offered on the B30 series, Kubota call them a Bar/Turf.

I usually sold those type tires on tractors with a loader or where some type of ground engaging tool was going to be used.

Now with the R4 setup available has eliminated the sales of that design in our area.
 
 
 
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