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    But, of course, it's the tree terminator! Anyone ever use something like this? Wonder how they resisted the temptation to name it the "treeminator"?http://www.treeterminator.com/attach...ee-puller.html
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    Here is one possibility:
    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...FUmY4AodvTkAuQ

    I would expect that soil type has an impact on how well you may be able to pull small trees with this tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim lyon View Post
    Forgive me for veering off topic .............
    Yeah, Jim.
    After all, we are on a beekeeping forum talking about farm tractors.
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    I found this older Kubota near me on autotrader, I know nothing about the model . I tried looking online for lifting capacities and nothing comes up for the model B1640a FEL

    http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Kubota/4W...howcpo=ShowCPO
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    The lifting capacity is usually listed for the loader, not the bare tractor, as different loader options are often available. The tractor does have a weight limit based on front axle strength, though often not listed. Also, many smaller tractors may not have reinforcement between the loader frame and rear axle, so rely on the transmission housing to resist the fulcrum force of a heavy lift. Some newer tractors do have what appears to be the proper reinforce frame (NH Boomer 40) but on closer inspection it is only thinwall square tubing. This Kubota looks like it has a structural frame underneath but seems very small.

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    This page says a Kubota B1750 with a B1640 FEL loader has a lifting capacity of 640 lbs (at the pin):
    http://www.tractordata.com/farm-trac...tachments.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Little View Post
    I found this older Kubota near me on autotrader, I know nothing about the model . I tried looking online for lifting capacities and nothing comes up for the model B1640a FEL

    http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Kubota/4W...howcpo=ShowCPO
    That is incredibly cheap if it includes the backhoe.

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    Last edited by tefer2; 09-26-2013 at 07:37 AM.

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    Oh , I found out yesterday from the Kubota Dealer that the L3800 HST with the QA forks on it picking up a 4' x 4' pallet , without loaded tires or ballast weight, will pick up 960 pounds
    and then the back end will start to lift a little bit
    So I decided it will do what I want it to and I am getting one.

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    An articulating tractor makes all the difference in bee yards, have you looked into one?
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    Congratulations, they are nice tractors. You should post pictures of it in action ;-)

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    The R series kubotas are hard to find and more than a hummer bee new , so I went with something more universal .

    I will post some pictures whenever I get it

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    ya, those would fetch a higher price, you will be happy with your choice.
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    I have two of these. This one has a smoker holder.
    I like to have as many options for moving bees as possible.
    This set with the smoker holder is used on the back of my '42 Ford 2N, or my 52 Ford 8N.
    If I have forklifts and tractors scattered all over the country, there is always one more option:
    I can always unload the truck at home with the warehouse forklift and move them out into the back field with one of the Fords.
    I have done this many times, usually late at night when I'm tired and want to just go home and call it quits for the night.

    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    Might be useful to bring a 3-point fork, like Harry's, when placing bees in the orchards. Growers here want the hives spread through the rows and an extra set of forks with their hired guy and tractor could shorten the night's work. Wonder if one could fabricate a quick release pallet clamp to prevent spilling hives?

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    I have a king kutter carry all (pto forks) that I use with my kubotas.
    http://www.kingkutter.com/store-product.aspx?id=3406
    Mine is a little bent up however, after my son used it for pushing stuff around.

    As far as hydrostatic 'jerkiness', it's true that it will jerk if you don't come to a complete stop before going from forward to reverse, or vice versa. Other than that, they are very smooth. I guess it depends on how the operator 'operates'.

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    I think you'll like your Kubota L3800. That was the one I was contemplating buying, but then I decided maybe I was getting the cart a little before the horse, so I stepped down to a B2920 instead. I don't know what the post about the HST problems was all about, because that's the smoothest transmission you can get, and there's no shifting involved at all. I'm planning to get one of those King Kutter fork lift attachments for the 3 point hitch, and probably also a pallet fork for the loader, as others have done. Slapped a disc harrow and a seed spreader on it, and planted 6 acres of clover for the bees, too. The think barely sips diesel.

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