Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Kubota L4610 service time!
Ugh... $400 later, we’re good to go for many more hours. Kubota fuel, oil, hydraulic, and HST filters totaled about $140. Hydraulic fluid was about $216. Plus 2 gallons of Shell Rotella diesel oil.
The HST filter I’m thinking might have been original to the tractor in the early 2000s. All the other filters were Wix, but the HST one was still Kubota branded. Fluid itself didn’t seem too bad. Hydraulic filter sounded like there’s solids in it, and had a big chunk of silicone on it. HST filter was stuck but good. The housing twisted on the flange trying to loosen it with channelock pliers. A screwdriver and hammer prevailed where a spanner wrench was designed. Was a bit rusty on top.
My best friends today were a funnel with a flexi extension and a couple tarp straps. A 1 gallon ice cream pail made it real easy to pour in the hydraulic fluid a gallon at a time. I recommend this process to fill a hydraulic system when an oil pump isn’t handy. Sure made it easy. Same went for engine
Phone is being stupid. I’ll have to add slightly more interesting pictures later.