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On 14/03/2019 at 09:06, LGP Eddie said:

I did exactly the same with a Kubota Kx080-4, coming from the legend of a Dash 3, but the difference was I’d spent an awful lot of conversion money on it before finding out it wasn’t Kubota’s finest hour.🙈

 

 

Eddie.

 

 

What were the let downs out of interest? Amd will they do a dash5 to compensate?

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10 hours ago, roseyweb said:

Does this count as an arb digger, 

sorry no Marguard glass, or any glass at all 

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Nice👌 impressive log lifting!

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14 hours ago, dig-dug-dan said:

What were the let downs out of interest? Amd will they do a dash5 to compensate?

It just wouldn’t flow share or grade anything like the Dash 3, it was slow on arm movements, but incredibly powerful.

I used to say Kubota managed to build a Crane not an Excavator with it.

 

It was much improved by some tweaks, and went on to be a top performer with me for heavy attachments, but I never looked forward to much more than a bit of scratching about with a bucket.

 

One particularly annoying feature was an air conditioning fan that was by the right hand cab window, and the noise from it was horrendous.

 

Kubota were slow to accept there were issues, but have reacted with the much improved Dash 4 Alpha version.

However they’ve done nothing more with the cab and I think many others have now caught up.

 

People ask me about them, they’re still as strong and reliable, you just need to have a good demo before purchase as they’re a bit of a marmite machine.

 

The one machine I’m waiting to get to grips with is the new CAT309 CR VAB but it’s already won the award for the worst afterthought ever seen, with what is an absolute howler of an additional counterweight!🙈

 

 

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Eddie.

 

 

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37 minutes ago, billpierce said:

How?

Almost certainly got it on fine, slewed 90 and she’s gone over backwards with arm right up and no attachment on.

Some Dealers insist you reverse these on and never slew them around in such instances.

 

Eddie.

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13 minutes ago, LGP Eddie said:

I don't know if your local dealer will do you one?

 

 

Eddie.

Ideal for extracting timber in war zone, 

 not sure the timber wagon driver will like his stacking 

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