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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1180 on: November 29, 2020, 02:05:59 PM »
I guess its a good thing the top link crumpled, otherwise the front would have been higher than 4'.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1181 on: November 29, 2020, 02:48:24 PM »

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This incomplete pretzel used to be the top link off the Category 2 three point hitch on my tractor.

I was plowing my garden and hooked a rock with the 14Ē two bottom plow.  At least this part gave instead of the 50 year old plow.  The front tractor tires were 4í off the ground before I pressed the clutch pedal.  It was the kind of excitement I donít want to have again!
You might want to consider purchasing a trip beam plow.  It helps avoid doing wheelies in rocky ground.
You need to hang that top link in your shop as I think it will make for an interesting conversation piece.
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Thanks I am ok for sure!  I was quick to the clutch and got the front of the tractor down.  
It might be cheaper to dig out the rock!  😂  Have you seen two bottom plow prices?  $$$$$. It will be even cheaper to just leave that part out of the garden.  Thankfully the rock is near the edge.  
I only plow my garden and two or three food plots a year.  I often use a 6í rotary tiller but decided to subsoil and plow this year.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1182 on: November 29, 2020, 05:41:13 PM »
well....  since my mill is down waiting on parts as of wednesday.. I figured I would bring home the new Kubota and get my tire studs installed!  that went great and so I decided to install the quick hitch on the tractor as well.. this is where it went bad.. I was just about happy with the quick hitch settings and decided to pull the tractor from the pole barn into the garage to tighten up the bolts and then go in and enjoy football..  thats when I heard a very loud BOOM!!!    I didn't shut the door on my 4 week old MX5400 cab tractor and the glass door cought the center of my pole barn and shattered!! 

I thought I was gonna throw up!  its been a rough few days with the mill and now the tractor..  so I guess I will be trying to order a new glass door tomorrow!  the bad part is that they are super behind right now and I probably will be waiting a long time for the new door.. 

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1183 on: November 29, 2020, 05:48:38 PM »
When it rains it pours! I am due to pull a bonehead stunt any time now and getting paranoid. :D
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« Reply #1184 on: November 29, 2020, 06:08:49 PM »
hope you get the new door by spring.  :snowball: :( I hate it when that happens
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1185 on: November 29, 2020, 06:43:51 PM »
Do you have the Kubota insurance? I know when I financed my tractor it was required to pay for a policy to cover accidental damage. As an example the dealer told me he had a customer try loading logs with his new tractor, and at full lift the logs rolled backwards down the loader arms, smashing the steering wheel and dash. Luckily he was OK.
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« Reply #1186 on: November 29, 2020, 07:23:00 PM »
Oh man.  That one is hard pill to swallow.
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« Reply #1187 on: November 29, 2020, 07:27:04 PM »
No. I have regular insurance.   I'm hoping to be able to buy the glass and just install it myself.. I saw a few companies  that sell glass for tractors. Im gonna call them in the morning. 

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1188 on: November 29, 2020, 07:37:48 PM »
Ouch, I hope it isn't one of the curved glass ones.

That top link looks impressive, I've bent some but that takes the cake. I cracked the tranny cover on my old MF when an iceberg style rock flopped back down on the forks, about got a lift cylinder enema out of that one  :D. Google Dexpan if you ever need to bust a big rock, we call it non exploding dynamite. It works good under houses and such when we hit a troublemaker.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1189 on: November 29, 2020, 08:55:14 PM »
I picked a custom plexi glass cab door window instead of glass when mine exploded a few years ago. Did it slamming the door shut not sure exactly how.

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« Reply #1190 on: November 29, 2020, 09:25:34 PM »
Between power line roasted squirrel and a smashed tractor cab door that little top link incident seems rather tame.  As impressive as the bends are in the top link, it clearly lacks the humor of scorched rodent and certainly lacks the fiscal pain of the broken glass.  
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« Reply #1191 on: November 30, 2020, 04:55:54 PM »
I was pleasantly surprised today... the glass in 418.00 plus tax and shipping through Kubota.  the aftermarket glass companies that claim to have the glass dont carry any of the smaller tractor cab glass like my little MX 5400.. now just waiting to hear back as to how quick I can get it from Kubota....  really hoping to be able to get it within a few weeks!  I thought it would be more money... not that thats cheap but it could of been worse.

yes, I would much rather have your bent top link!!  lol

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« Reply #1192 on: November 30, 2020, 07:23:31 PM »
All in the aftermarket top link was about $47.00.  Thatís about 1/10 the price of the cab glass and sort of boring compared to electrified squirrels and crows.

Didnít price the Kubota top link.  The aftermarket unit is beefier but doesnít have grease fittings.  Zerks are easy enough installed if I need to but probably not worth the trouble.  Grease can be applied if necessary.

Glad the cab glass isnít stupid expensive.
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« Reply #1193 on: November 30, 2020, 07:34:29 PM »
Glad to hear it wasnt that bad.  Get it fixed like new so there's no reminder every time you open it. 
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« Reply #1194 on: November 30, 2020, 08:35:20 PM »
All this talk about electrified squirrels is bad luck.  At 4:45 p.m. today, a squirrel fried himself on the transformer on the service pole to my house blowing the line fuse on the main powerline 1/2 mile away :).  From 200 feet away and in the house, I heard the POP when the power went out.  And, if I had a glass door on my tractor, I would have probably broke that too :).  
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« Reply #1195 on: November 30, 2020, 08:50:35 PM »
Ouch, I hope it isn't one of the curved glass ones.

That top link looks impressive, I've bent some but that takes the cake. I cracked the tranny cover on my old MF when an iceberg style rock flopped back down on the forks, about got a lift cylinder enema out of that one  :D. Google Dexpan if you ever need to bust a big rock, we call it non exploding dynamite. It works good under houses and such when we hit a troublemaker.
Just watched the Dexpan YouTube video.  Thatís impressive stuff for rock breaking!  Is it expensive?
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« Reply #1196 on: November 30, 2020, 09:18:56 PM »
I was pleasantly surprised today... the glass in 418.00 plus tax and shipping through Kubota.  the aftermarket glass companies that claim to have the glass dont carry any of the smaller tractor cab glass like my little MX 5400.. now just waiting to hear back as to how quick I can get it from Kubota....  really hoping to be able to get it within a few weeks!  I thought it would be more money... not that thats cheap but it could of been worse.

yes, I would much rather have your bent top link!!  lol
Did you try through a&i? I work at a ag and auto parts store and we order alot of cab glasses through them
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« Reply #1197 on: November 30, 2020, 09:24:39 PM »
It's been a few years but I think it was about a hundred bucks a box for the dexpan. We hit a granite boulder underneath a house about the size of a volkswagen. It took 2 boxes but was about the only way to break it up under there. Basically drill it just like you were going to shoot it. The Hilti drill was about $1200 but they can be rented. I've used it a whole lot since then, in fact today. I'm under another house that is on vertical shale which is too soft for the dexpan. The dexpan only works on hard rock. By the sawmill a couple of hard sandstone boulders fell into the creek this summer pretty much right in front of a 3' culvert that are too big for the Lull to lift so I'll probably get a couple of boxes and split them when I have time.
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« Reply #1198 on: December 01, 2020, 03:13:27 PM »
I was pleasantly surprised today... the glass in 418.00 plus tax and shipping through Kubota.  the aftermarket glass companies that claim to have the glass dont carry any of the smaller tractor cab glass like my little MX 5400.. now just waiting to hear back as to how quick I can get it from Kubota....  really hoping to be able to get it within a few weeks!  I thought it would be more money... not that thats cheap but it could of been worse.

yes, I would much rather have your bent top link!!  lol
Did you try through a&i? I work at a ag and auto parts store and we order alot of cab glasses through them
I was only able to find the glass right through Kubota..  the good news is nothing is on backorder so my rep said it should be in within 10-14 days!!!!  this makes me feel much better!!!    I even ordered new weather stripping and steel handle that got bent that bolts to inside of the glass door.. 

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« Reply #1199 on: December 01, 2020, 03:35:41 PM »
OH man, what is wrong with squirrels these days?  Don't they know to be careful around energized electrical equipment?  I do have a photo of barbecued squirrel, but decided it was best not to post it.

Less than $500 to fix the door seems pretty good.  When I did my move a few months ago and broke both of my curl cylinders that cost me $650 and I was happy with that.  My cylinders needed to be rebuilt anyway, because they would sag down in a matter of minutes. 
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