It’s here... Our New Kubota SbS....

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by BTPost, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    F1620B8D-645D-4ABA-BC17-329ED8060F0E. F1620B8D-645D-4ABA-BC17-329ED8060F0E. C63C02B7-10FE-4E36-B00F-D57D72329F30.

    So far i have put 1 mile on it.. Drove it from the beach to the cabin... Now I can start planning the modifications... The new Kenwood TM-D710a Dual-band Radio will be here tomorrow, on the Mailplane... The rest of that install is already here... The A-Frame from the Rhino660, will need some mods to get it to fit on the new Front Bumper... Start looking at Winch Kits, leaning toward another Warn 2500# Winch. but going to look around first... Thinking going Synthetic instead of 3/8th Stainless Wire for the winch...
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  2. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Kubota make an impressive machine, should serve you well! Don't burn this one!
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  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

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  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    BT to be cutting donuts in 5...4...3...
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  5. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    I so jealous!
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  6. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    Definitely go with a synthetic rope on your winch, your hands and patience will both thank you. Also consider a 4-5000 pounder as the ratings are generally based upon just one layer of line on the drum and if you have most of the line on the drum the capacity drops big time, like 40-50%.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2020
  7. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Plus you don't have cable twist or kink to deal with, and it's easier to run through a snatch block, or to double up through a pully!
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    All good reasons, and ideas/Information. Thanks.. I have a $750US budget for the upgrades/mods, not including the stuff that is already here, or almost here...
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    First, paint a fat, orange "X" on the roof.
    Consider a flat strap winch. You can see the twists instead of waiting for kink to start. Remember, there's not a lot of point to having a capacity much more than the weight of the unit. Start getting silly about tying the machine to a tree and using the winch to move a monster trunk- Well that could get exciting.
    So the spring projects are lined up --
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  10. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Seriously nice rig!
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  11. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey++

    Very nice.
  12. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Dump box ? Heated ? doors can be added ? Blower can be added ?
    Im waiting for the next crunch , as last one . I picked up a few tools (like this)
  13. GOG

    GOG Grumpy ol' Munky Site Supporter

    Congratulations. May it serve you well and safely.
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  14. Tempstar

    Tempstar Praeclarum Site Supporter+

    Synthetic. I went to that several years ago and never looked back. You just have to be careful that others don't treat it as a wire rope by wrapping it around things or getting a knot in it.
  15. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    If nothing else it certainly looks a lot better than your Rhino did from your last pictures.
    Curious - is it gas or diesel?
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  16. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Consider adopting me.
  17. Capt. Tyree

    Capt. Tyree Hawkeye

    Ah yes, more capability, more flexibility, and more ways to handle work and fun!
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  18. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    This is the 900 version with the small Diesel... Sadly, No MailPlane today, due to Wx in town... Radios will have to wait till tomorrow...
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  19. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    I've used mine (6X6), to stretch field fence, pull logs out of the creek, etc.

  20. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey+++

    I have a 2018 Kubota 1100 diesel with close to 4000 miles on it. No trouble so far.
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