Review By : Anonymous on Jun 10 2007 12:00AM
Price Paid : $50,000.00
Years of Use : 1-2 Years Use
Implements : Loader/Bucket/Bale Spear/Pallet Forks
Purchased From : Kubota Dealer
Strengths Tons of power and traction. Cab is very functional; not overly modern, but nothing out of place. And, of course, price. Nothing touches it for features and power in this price range
Weaknesses Well, it squeaks and rattles, and I only have 450 very light duty hours. The shuttle shift lever has come apart twice now. Wheel lugs front and rear refuse to stay torqued, despite weekly visits with the wrench. Last week, a rim-to-wheel carriage bolt on the right rear worked out, causing the cast wheel to crack - major repair! The next day, oil seals on both sides of the front axle started to leak. Until I can have it repaired, I have to add at least 2 qts of gear oil daily.
Overall Would have to think long and hard about Kubota again. Yes, it was quite inexpensive for a 125 hp tractor with a cab and loader, but when it is the only loader you own, and you have livestock waiting to be fed, and your tractor has just goen down again, it makes that Deere or New Holland or whatever seem not so out of the question.
Parts : 10 Performance : 8
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 10
Reliability : 1 Overall : 3