well it looks like i'll be bringing home a new to me BX2200 in the next few days. not sure of the year it was made, but they only made them for 2 years i believe. it has just over a 1000 hours on her, thats fairly low, right?
i will be looking for a FEL for it, anyone have one theu wanna get rid of?...lol or where can i get an aftermarket one? and a tiller?
p.s. anything i should look for before i bring it home from the dealer?
T-D, I have a BX22 which is basically the same machine with a heavier frame to accommodate a backhoe. Its a 2002 model with right at 1300 hours on it. Its as strong today as the day it was first bought. The only things I"ve don't to it since I've owned it is put a Bxpanded underarmor skidpad on it to protect the hydrostat fan and shimmed the hydraulic relief valve to increase the life capacity of the front end loader. It is a beast of a little tractor and handy as a the thumbs on your hands.
If you find that the hydrostat fan is missing blade don't fret it. Its a fairly easy fix since the propeller shaft will come out once you get the floor pan off.
The newer BX tractors requite the engine be moved forward to replace the hydro fan.
Congrats on the "new" toy. 1000 hours is just getting broke in!
I have a 2003 BX2230 (4WD model) with about 1385 hours on it and she runs like a champ! I have the 60" MMM and mow 2.25 acres with it every week. I have also used the crap out of the front end loader over the years putting in the back yard, graveling the drive way, and putting in a garden. After I replace all the hoses on the front end loader (LA211 model if you are looking for one for yours) I need to shim my relief valve as the loader has gotten "weaker" over the years. I have the BXExpanded pressure gauge and shim kit already.
Baby Orange my 2003 Kubota BX2230D: FEL, Two 60" MMMs
Fred Cain Landscape Rake
Big Mouth my 1985 Craftsman GTV-18 917.253730
W/44" Mower deck 917.253645
1984 Craftsman GT-18/6 917.253.744 (In pieces...)
Dozer my 1984 Craftsman GT-18/6 917.255910
W/Dozer/Snow blade 486.254021
Sears large yard cart 287.61520
well it got here this afternoon, actually about 4 pm, give it another look over, thanked the man for the cheap delivery, but i did buy it from him....lol, and i was off to the races. OMG!!! i should have done this years ago, i'm hooked, plenty of power, some of my grass is 3 ft tall, two passes and it looks great.
my FEL will be here soon, brand new, see my other post. ill try and post a few pics tomorrow.