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Dodge and Kubota

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by jbutch83, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Here are some pictures of my 2007 Dodge and 2004 Kubota L48.

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  2. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    And a couple more.

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  3. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    Looking great John! Thumbs Up

    Are those Sound-Off LED lights on the L48?
  4. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Yeah, they are the 1400 lumen lights. They are awesome, really nice and bright at night!
  5. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    how do you like your kubota? i use to do lawn care and thats what i ran. loved them quiet fuel efficent and never had problems with them at all.
  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Great shots! Looks like an efficient pair....Is that an 8fter on the Kubota?
  7. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    The kubota is great. Light enough that I am not tearing the crap out of yards using it, but still big enough to tackle some pretty big jobs. It's probably running close to 9k in weight.

    It's an 8 foot skidsteer pusher. The bota has it's limitations, but it works great. It was the first time out with it using the pushbox, so I am still learning on it. Would like to switch the rubber cutting edge out, just don't know if that will happen this year.
  8. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862


    I am putting 1.5in urethane on my 10fter when the rubber is shot. I've got some urethane for my 8fter also....but currently running 1.5in UHMW on the 8ft with really good results.
  9. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    Great setup!! that L48 is getting the job done!wesportwesport I really need one now!
  10. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Looking at the UHMV, just not sure I want to spend the money, I thought is was close to $600 for the 8 footer. It tends to bog down a little in high gear, wondering if the UHMV edge would help that or not. I REALLY like the push box for pushing back the piles, as long as they were fresh and not frozen blocks of ice, it worked great for that. Would like to pick up a snow bucket, as the 1/2 yard bucket on the kubota is a little less than desirable for moving or relocating snow.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    looks great. that kubota seems like it can push some serious snow.
  12. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    who made your cab? i'm really wishing i had a cab on mine and a bigger bucket for moving piles too. which where i'm off to in a few minutes.
  13. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I get 1.5in UHMW cheaper than 1.5in urethane...In fact, I think its about the same price as good quality 1.5 rubber?..?.?(dont quote me on that though). Either way, I will never buy rubber again. The decrease in drag from rubber to urethane is amazing("slightly" better scrape also w/ urethane).....But UHMW will blow your mind, I think it actually makes you go faster:laughing:.....and scrapes "almost" like steel. Like I said, urethane has its advantages over UHMW...and that(urethane) is whats going on my 10fter.

    We rarely use our 88inch snow bucket, but when we do its a huge time saver.
  14. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227


    Sims cab out of Canada. It's decent, not cheap, and their instructions absolutely suck! Had some minor issues with installation and some fitment issues. I know what you mean on the not having a cab, I used it last winter for moving and stacking and didn't have the cab on. When these pictures were taken, I had been out in the tractor for close to 5 hours that day, and was nice and comfortable. Still need to put the windshield wipers on the front and rear, but have gotten by without them so far.
  15. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,205

    Hey jbutch8 Nice equitment! I totally here ya about the sims cabs almost bought one for my L39 but heard a few bad storys about them.... then I looked at larien out of Quebec way nicer infact top of the line however $10000 with heat only:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy: that sims cab sure looks great now!!!!!:nod: Kubota has been good to me over the years too, actually going to look at there new track loader this week.
  16. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    They look very clean and well maintained equipment . I love the Kubota, my old b7200 does very good around here. I till gardens with it and have a lot fun with it.
  17. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Yeah, I looked at Laurin cabs also, but got my Sims for half the price, $5k for it. It's not a bad cab, just there installation instructions are seriously lacking most everything, and I had a couple of issues with some things lining up, which I wouldn't expect for 5k. I ran it for a couple of nights in 10 degree weather moving snow before I had the heater installed, and I didn't get cold. Now I have to turn the heater down or off half the time otherwise I get too hot. It's certainly not like the new Kubota's with a factory cab, but they do things different with those anyways. I thought about getting rid of the 48 before I found the cab and get a new tractor, but it's paid for, and I didn't want to give up the backhoe, which is a hefty option from Kubota unless you get a TLB, and they don't come with cabs anyway.

    I tried for several months to find a Curtis cab for the 48, but they quit making them a couple of years ago, and couldn't find anyone with a used on that was willing to part with it.
  18. pitrack

    pitrack Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Nice stuff man!
  19. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,264

    I want to see more pics of that Dodge. I love those year's Sport.
  20. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
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