Review By : Hayabusa on Jun 17 2006 12:00AM
Price Paid : $9,000.00
Years of Use : 2+ Years
Implements : 10 Bu. Rear Bagger with Blower
Purchased From :
Strengths The tractor was bought used in Canada with only 50hrs and full service done at dealer at that time. The rear bagger was a must and was included slightly used, in top condition.
This Garden Tractor is amazing. The diesel motor is quiet and very torquey and with the 54" deck it can clear heavy wet grass with little effort.
The Bagger is very efficient. With the tough metal housed blower attached to the deck, the clippings and debris (small sticks included) are sucked up easily and further compacted into the collector.
Living in Canada, I plan to get the snow blower attachment to help me justify retiring my perfect 30+ year old Toro walk behind blower.
This thing can turn very, very tightly! With the 4Wd, it has lots of taction, just don't let it get into too deep wet mud with the deck attached (dragged in the mud). I did that this spring, got stuck and had to lift/drive it out with planks.
I now have about 75 hours on it and have no complaints...the neibours are envious.
When cutting around large dense trees like spuce, the trend is to go counter clockwise on the left side close to the tree. This tends to brush the branches agains the deck lift leaver causing the deck to lift. I usually have to hold the lever forward when cutting around these trees causing the branches to rub on my arms and I can get quite sticky with sap.
When the bagger is attached, it is difficult to get to the Fuel tank filler for topping up...due to it being so efficient on fuel though, it is not too much of a problem.
Overall Very happy with the tractor overall. Plan to tap into the hydralic lift on the deck to make a hydralic lift front plow or rear 3pt hitch. Neither of these are available from Kubota, but I believe it is possible to do this with little cost of parts and/or risk of damage to Hydrostatic drive.
Parts : Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 8 Financing :
Reliability : 10 Overall : 9