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    1025r implement and tractor mods so far.

    So, after owning a kubota bx1500 for a few years, I upgraded to a 1025r; 54" autoconnect deck, quick-tach h120 loader and large bucket. Love the tractor but if your anyone that knows me, there's always room for improvement.

    So I've done a few things:

    The very first thing I did was jumped the pto reverse safety switch because it's a headache to have to hold the switch to back up. ( Don't bother lecturing about the safety concern. I'm aware.)

    Then added the ROPS light guards (frickin tree limbs took two sets off my old kubota bx1500).


    Next up was lighting. Everything I could replace went to led, headlights, fender lights, blinkers....
    Then I added more lights on the ROPS front and rear facing with an extra switch integrated into the stock light switch on aux function. (Switch on column where electric MMM lift switch would go.)


    MMM, that plastic discharge chute had to go; terrible. Fabbed a bracket, cut a mud flap and whalla: way easier to not destroy.
    Welded some hooks on the front of the bucket. Didn't take a pic after they were painted sorry.


    As for other implements, took an old rear mount 60" snowblower and turned it from manual chute rotation to wireless electric. Modified the narrow lift pin arrangement to accommodate quick hitch by halving the bushings and cutting some metal off the lift arms. It's been working great for the last three years!



    Added park stands to the 60" rear pto sweeper (very helpful).


    Modified the ballast box to accommodate some tools a chainsaw and a vise for sharpening. Forgive the orange thing.... it has been replaced ;)


    Let me know what you think. Let's see your mods too! I can't be the only one braggin...


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    Last edited by s1283; 05-22-2017 at 09:33 PM.
    1025R-H120 FEL, AUTO CONNECT 52"MMM, BALLAST BOX, 60" 3PT SNOWBLOWER, 52" 3PT SWEEPER, TOW BEHIND YORK RAKE, 3PT QUICK HITCH

    Mods- Rops aux LED lighting, LED headlight & fender & hazard conversions, PTO reverse switch mod, MMM custom rubber discharge chute, snowblower impeller mod, snowblower electric chute rotator, custom snowblower skid shoes, custom sweeper park stands.

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    Does your ballast box have any ballast in it?


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    Great job... you've been busy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vt2305 View Post
    Does your ballast box have any ballast in it?
    I wondered the same thing. I see a lot of folks who take their ballast box, turn it into a tool carrier and then use whatever space is left for ballast... when the preferred method would be to add the required ballast first, get the box weighing what it should, and then use whatever space is left over for tool storage.

    The primary purpose of the ballast box is dead weight. :-)
    2012 2720 -- 200CX Loader -- 54" Quick Attach Snow Blower -- Frontier LR5060 Rake -- Land Pride RB1660 Blade (Hydraulic Angle) -- Artillian 42" Forks -- Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks -- Fit Rite Hydraulic top-link -- 2013 X500 for mowing duties

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    I like the vise for sharpening the chainsaw.
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    Do a search for the mods, there a quite a few threads out there. Everything looks so far, but slow down a bit.....spread it over some time! I think your brain has been working overtime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcreek View Post
    I like the vise for sharpening the chainsaw.
    Same here, although I could find plenty of other uses for that vise as well.
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    2012 2720 -- 200CX Loader -- 54" Quick Attach Snow Blower -- Frontier LR5060 Rake -- Land Pride RB1660 Blade (Hydraulic Angle) -- Artillian 42" Forks -- Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks -- Fit Rite Hydraulic top-link -- 2013 X500 for mowing duties

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    Man after my own heart !!! Why buy it , if you can build it ! Nice job !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vt2305 View Post
    Does your ballast box have any ballast in it?


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    Yes I add ballast to the box as needed. If I need weight I use stones and fill the box, if I only need it for hauling tools, I remove the stones and put the tools in. I'm not after a specific weight as the ballast box was 1. A gift. 2. More useful as a carrier in my own uses.
    If I need more weight than can be added by the modified ballast box, I can always quick connect to my other implements for around 500lbs


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    1025R-H120 FEL, AUTO CONNECT 52"MMM, BALLAST BOX, 60" 3PT SNOWBLOWER, 52" 3PT SWEEPER, TOW BEHIND YORK RAKE, 3PT QUICK HITCH

    Mods- Rops aux LED lighting, LED headlight & fender & hazard conversions, PTO reverse switch mod, MMM custom rubber discharge chute, snowblower impeller mod, snowblower electric chute rotator, custom snowblower skid shoes, custom sweeper park stands.

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