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post #16 of 24 Old 10-29-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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First, congrats on your new Kubota! I am using the standard Kubota deck boot for the 48" mower. You may need to extend the 8" hose so it reaches the boot. You will also need the adapter in the photo below to go from 8" hose to the boot. Alternatively, DR has a boot that can be custom fit to any mower by cutting it, but the Kubota boot is a perfect fit. You cerainly don't need an $800 kit. Here is a photo of the setup and a larger shot of my avatar:
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post #17 of 24 Old 10-29-2013, 07:25 PM
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Thanks for your quick response. I intended to purchase the boot and whatever misc, I needed but the dealer did not seem to know and suggested the kit.

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I see the prior answer as best is to call DR and get their universal boot adaptor. The one I had did not have the little window (but I bet that window gets all slimy, cloudy, grassy and dirty.) You will spend way less than $800, likely $200, and if you have a strong dremel with circular saw blade or saw toothed knife it will be easy to cut to size. (I was the guy that switched over to the Cyclone Rake Z10 after a very bad product and customer service experience with DR - In my mind, the Rake's 10 inch tube is far superior to the 6 inch tube design of the DR - I have NEVER had a clog with the Z-10)
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I read your post about the Rake. I have had the DR for several years and used it on my Cub Cadet. It could use some improvements but it has given me decent service. Anything is better than a hand rake.

I would prefer the Kubota boot, because it is made for the mower. My problem is figuring out what hardware I need to attach it to the mower deck. The dealer can order the boot for me but was not sure of what hardware is required. He recommended the kit which is of course a little pricey. If I cannot figure it out I can use the DR generic boot.

Thanks for your response, I have only had the BX for a few weeks but am excited about it.
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The Kubota boot should come with all the necessary hardware to install it. It's simply two pins and two brackets. The pins go through the boot, into the deck brackets and have cables attached to prevent losing them (they have never come off mine). The pins are secured with clevis pins. The boot goes on and comes off in less than a minute.

My previous picture on the left shows the setup in detail.

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Thank you guys for the responses, you rock!

I have ordered the Kubota boot from a different dealer.
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Does Dr still make this model? I don't see it on their website.They want 800 for it.

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Does Dr still make this model? I don't see it on their website.They want 800 for it.

https://frederick.craigslist.org/grd...746337409.html
I've got one like it (bought used a couple years ago, without that "bulb" on the front of the box, just 4 flat sides), with a 8hp motor I believe. Got it for $500cdn. I just bought it for the engine/blower, to use as part of a powered bagger setup for a Snapper 52" hydro walkbehind, the box/cart is just taking up space in my yard...

Blower works ok, impeller is solidly built, housing is kinda thin (it will get wrecked if you pick up rocks, I did this, and had to make a liner for it). The chipper is marginally useful, as the branch needs to be pretty straight and small enough to easily go through the hole at the bottom (by this I mean, branches/leaves/needles on the limb can jam the branch, and it can be a pain to work it free).
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They dont make that model anymore, but you can find them on CL now and then.

Dave is right about rocks. They can do some internal damage to the housing. I am pretty careful about not sucking them up with the hose. The impeller is guaranteed for life. I replaced it once a few years ago. They were very good about it and even paid shipping both ways.

The cyclonic chamber on the older models does actually kee the dust from flying around. From the videos Ive seen, the newer models can pour dust out the back end.

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