Review By : Anonymous on Jul 21 2005 12:00AM
Price Paid : $16,000.00
Years of Use : New Owner (0-1 Year)
Implements : La 462 FEL and Woods Model 660 finish mower
Purchased From : Lashley Tractor Sales
Strengths Having always owned Kubota tractors, I must say that dependability is it's greatest strength. It always starts, and it is one tough workhorse. The Kubota deisel engine is bullet proof.
Weaknesses If I could change one thing, I would have a simple 2 speed axle with 4-speed and reverse, like the older L245DT models. I find it very awkward shifting forward or reverse with my left hand with the range setting shifter in the center. Also, the reverse range speed is not close enough to the forward range speed. In second gear when mowing, for example, when I stop to turn around, reverse feels like creeper gear. If I shift to range 4 to speed up reverse, then I'm too fast for mowing, which makes it necessary to shift 4 times each time I have to turn around. That's stupid engineering, but then I wasn't asked for my opinion in the design phase. That is my only dissatisfaction with the tract
Overall I'd definitely buy another Kubota, but not until I can get one with a more user friendly 4 speed.
Parts : 10 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 4 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 8