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Kubota access solution day 1

Kubota dealership delivers our X900.

We had our Kubota X900 delivered on Friday.

The first test was a wet one due to recent rains.

Hauling a dump bed full of horse manure and two passengers at a steady rate of 2.5 miles an hour seems to not make any ruts.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Nice machine. I like the hydraulic drive concept (and hydraulics in general). Very powerful but also very controllable.

It seems that the X900 also has the option for couplings to drive hydraulic tools (as in this video). Did you get that option? It might come in handy to drive a log splitter when you get older.

I hope it will enjoy it for many years to come!

Comment by Roland_Smith Sat Aug 6 16:48:27 2016
Roland --- I'm pretty sure we do have that option. We're only a quarter of the way through the 96-page manual right now, but it did mention something about a hydraulic coupling as a teaser of pages ahead. :-) I hope you're right about it lasting us many happy years!
Comment by anna Sat Aug 6 16:56:03 2016

A mobile hydraulic pump can be amazingly useful.

Did you see the hydraulic post driver, pump or chainsaw in the video I linked to?

At work I often use hydraulic cylinders for clamping molds, general lifting and ejecting parts from molds. It's amazing how much force you get even from small cylinders.

Comment by Roland_Smith Sat Aug 6 17:54:10 2016
Roland --- The chainsaw did look pretty handy. Too bad I let Mark see that video.... I was really hoping our next big farm investment once we get the driveway in shape would be more pasture fences. :-)
Comment by anna Tue Aug 9 20:39:15 2016

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