Review By : Anonymous on Jun 10 2005 12:00AM
Price Paid : $16,000.00
Years of Use : Test Drive
Implements : 25hp kubota engine
Purchased From : Reading Kubota Pa.
Strengths Digging force of the backhoe is great, Also the digging of the loader is awesome, perfect for digging out areas for patios without damaging yard real bad
Weaknesses Well the 25 hp. Kubota has the machine stalling out when I go in to a large pile of stone or dirt with the loader. I have since determing the speed I need to go with out stalling out when going into piles. I think the 25hp. engine is not enough power for this machine, I guess thats why they now come with the 31hp turbos. Also my machine has 376hrs. on it and all components are leaking down. I did discover a small hole in on of the hydro lines and am hoping this will solve the problem once fixed
Overall I like the machine alot but the 2 wheel drive sucks. My advice would be not to purchase B100 with the 25hp. The 31hp.turbo seems like the perfect engine for this machine. BTW be prepared for some rear tire spinning if you are going to be using this on slopped grades.
Parts : 1 Performance : 8
Ease of Use : 8 Financing : 8
Reliability : 10 Overall : 7