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post #1 of 8 Old 05-17-2019, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Recently aquired B5100E and have questions

So I recently picked up a decent B5100E with a Woods 48" mid mount mower. I am unfamiliar with these machines. I have an operators manual but still have some questions.
I seem to have to warm the glow plugs Everytime on cold start even though outside temp is in the 60's, is that normal for these? Also, on the dash there is a "glow plug indicator" witch is a hole. In the manual it says it indicates glow plug operation but u don't see anything.
I do not have a manual yet for the woods mower. I would like to know the correct way to set the cut height and be able to lift the mower as much as possible while I use the tractor for other things. I don't believe I have it set right since it only moves up and down a little bit.
Thanks for any info. So far I love this little thing.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-17-2019, 09:09 AM
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Re: Recently aquired B5100E and have questions

The hole in the dash probably had a light bulb in it to tell you when the glow plugs were on. On a cold start you will always have to use them no matter what the outside temperature is. For a warm start you shouldn't need them.

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Worked on her a little today. Oil pressure light bulb was burned out, replaced that. Now it works as it should.
The glow plug indicator it working. I had to look real close through the hole. There is a tiny heat element in there that begins to glow red after you hold the key to the left for about 15-20 seconds. So that mystery is solved. Lol

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That was an easy fix.

15-20 seconds sounds like a long time to run the glow plugs. I start mine easily after about 5 seconds. Have you tried running them less?

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Yes, usually I only need to run them about 5-10 seconds. I ran them longer just to see if something lit up in the indicator window.
There is a random wire taped behind the dash, have no idea where it would have went. Presently it is not hooked up to anything.

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Re: Recently aquired B5100E and have questions

Looking good! I have a similar 3Pt drawbar for mine. I use it for the DR Lawn Vac. I'm not familiar with the adjustments on that model, but I would think you will figure everything out by playing with the controls. One thing I can tell you is that with regular maintenance these Kubotas are hard to kill. Good luck with yours.

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I've used it to cut grass a little and so far I'm really liking it! Hope to maybe one day find a snow blower or possibly a tiller for it. Being it's so old I know they'll be harder to locate.

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