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Re: She's gone
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2007, 08:49:48 AM »
I will have you all know that where I was working was tight, but flat - REALLY flat since it had been leveled for a building. A man has to know his limits.  :D

I tend to be of the opinion, when in doubt, DON'T. My value to the company isn't in my abilities with tractors for sure.
So, how did I end up here anyway?

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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2007, 04:19:54 PM »
 I finally got a call today. $900. for a bearing that went bad in the front differential. Three and a half years with 634 hours. My love affair with Kubota may be over. :(
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« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2007, 05:39:01 PM »
My love affair with Kubota may be over. :(

Oh come on now..........I'm sure the wife cost ya more than that a time or two..... :D :D :D :D

Give the orange girl a second chance..... ;D ;D ;D
Why not just 1 pain free day?

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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2007, 08:21:18 AM »
 I'll give the orange girl another chance, I am just a LOT less likely to replace her with another orange if the need for a larger model ever comes about.

 I'll never replace the wife, no matter what she costs :D she's too good to me ;D
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Re: She's gone
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2007, 11:35:01 AM »
You see, this is where Kubota went wrong, they are so good, that when one person actually has to make a repair, they loose all faith in the brand. Now, if Kubotas had a lot of small breakdowns, say once a month, then you wouldn't be so surprised be the big breakdowns. I have had to replace a few things on my L48, but only because I ripped them off working somewhere a rubber tired machine has no place. (Don't even ask me what I was doing on top of that stump pile :-X) I will admit to having to do my first (non abuse) repair in almost seven years and 1400 hours of service, the temp sender for the glow plug controller died, $10.00, and it was in stock.


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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2007, 06:53:53 PM »
  You guys are cryin over peanuts.  The powershift gave up on my old 4450 JD last winter, only 24 years old and 5400 hours, a bolt broke in the transmission, and to get it back cost me 21700.
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« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2007, 07:50:12 AM »
Andy, I don't think we are comparing apples to apples ::)

For 21700 I could trade mine for a new one and get some change back!!!!

I never did finish this story so thanks for bringing it back up.

 When I went to pick up the tractor the bill was indeed $900 but it was wrong. I had taken back a wrong part that I had for awhile and insted of crediting me for it they charged me for it!
 By the time we got the bill straigtened out the repair was only $650.
I then ordered a shop manual so that I can fix it myself next time.
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« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2007, 01:03:28 PM »
Striker , you got that right ,  International  shot themselves in the foot in the 60s by telling all the dealers that they needed large buildings of their design. If you did not go along you were dropped .  A lot of small towns lost dealers  ,and IH lost sales .   Deere wants alldealers to have more than one store.
  international--what do you think the deere co did to all the dealers?????????????????????? if they wanted to build a new store--they had to follow deeere plans--or lose the dealership--no joke---seen it---7 of them closed in this area--as the farnm economy hit wrong--*DanG deere---and i retired from the  factory!!!!!!!!!! now people have to drive about 40 miles to get to a dealer--nuts!!!!!!!!!!  and the one that closed just outside our town--cost----------------1.25 mil---i knew the contractor!!!!!


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