The cushioned boom cylinder will certainly make me look like less of an idiot backhoe operator. Even with some experience now, I occasionally bang the boom against the stop.Cool heads up Tim. I like the latching stabilizers and it is high time they added a cushion to the boom cylinder but I think I prefer my swivel seat to a dedicated one on such a tiny tractor. By the way I just watched your waste pipe excavation on the youtubes, great job! I was worried about the 12 inch bucket when I got my tractor but it digs great in my hard soil.
If anybody is interested here are the links to JD's new 260B and 120R: Utility Tractor Attachments | 260B Backhoe | JohnÂ*Deere US and Utility Tractor Attachments | 260B Backhoe | JohnÂ*Deere US
Tire chains wouldn't work with my sub-frame on the existing 1-series/260BH. When on a slope (sideways), the lugs on my tires rub on the subframe WITHOUT chains.Has a lot of nice new features it looks like.
Only negative i saw was that it said "tire chains not compatible with new rear subframe" :nunu:
I can see why they say no chains. The fittings are exposed and any kind of slack in the chains or mud or ice and snow stuck to chains, I see the probability of it hitting them.Tire chains wouldn't work with my sub-frame on the existing 1-series/260BH. When on a slope (sideways), the lugs on my tires rub on the subframe WITHOUT chains.
Not sure why the subframe angles out so sharply at the front, and why this angle is so close to the tire.
Same here Levi. I've been looking at the possibility of adding the backhoe. This means that Deere will have two backhoes for the 1 series now. I'll take Kennys backhoe steps over the new integrated one any day. Way over done compared to Kennys.Yah, what's up with that? As I was reading the up date I was thinking, "now I know why I didn't get the BH when I bought my tractor". Then I read that. Puts me in the same position I was in before...without.
I am wondering if the new cylinder could be retrofitted to an existing 260? I really like that idea.Home run on the "Anti Boom Whacking" hydraulic damping on the boom control, though I have it pretty well under control (after the first whack after a time of non-operating).:laugh: