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    Well, this is is . . . orange

    A new to us addition arrived today courtesy of CL. It's a Kubota M6800- not the "wish" tractor for sure as it's shy a few horses and only 2wd but with the price we paid it may have to be good enough. So far, there doesn't seem to be much wrong with it although the starter cranks it slower than I would like. That may be the battery cables, ground or something similar. Fortunately, it seems to start with less than one full revolution so maybe that's just the way it is.

    Hopefully it will do what we need, if not we probably can get our money back selling it again. The bucket on the loader has almost no wear so as we switch to a skid steer mount, that bucket may be for sale. It's fine except the pin on brackets are continuous welded to the loader and it would be a lot of grinding to switch to skid steer mounts.

    Here it is on the previous owner's trailer. There wasn't an inch to spare.

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    Well, at least you are pulling it with a Ford!

    Congratulations on the new tractor. Lookin good!
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    Congratulations Treefarmer! what are you planning on using this tractor for?
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    General tractor use

    If it's enough tractor and works well, we'll use it with hay: mowing, tedding, raking and baling. Then in reasonable weather it will be the hay feed tractor. Other than hay, it's just general use. Back blade, FEL, loading dirt, rock etc.

    It will either replace or supplement and IH 784. It's not as much tractor so we'll have to see if it's enough tractor although the IH is tired, mighty tired.

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    :congrats ::green(orange) tractorride:

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    Congratulations Treefarmer and good luck with it.
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    We will see

    Quote Originally Posted by flyweight View Post
    Congrats, Treefarmer.
    We will see how it works out. I'm comfortable it will run the mower, tedder, rake. The baler might be a challenge just because this tractor is considerably lighter than the 784 and the baler is a heavy Vermeer. With a close to full bale in the baler, it will weigh more than the tractor. We have fairly flat fields or it would have been a no go for sure.

    Oh well, we've got some time to shake it out and make sure everything works like it should before starting any hay. The first challenge will be matching up the hydraulic fittings with our equipment and switching the FEL to skid steer mounts.

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    Congratulations. Enjoy.
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