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How often to Buy New Kubota Tractor

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Skyler
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2020-06-19          199387


I have a Kubota Compact Tractor that is 12 years old. When I moved here my neighbor had a Kubota that was a few years old. Long and short is he seems to sell and buy new every 5 years. While I have the same old machine.

To be honest my use is what I consider to be light with yearly hourly usage at 70 hours and my clock shows about 750 hours now. My neighbors usage is about the same, weekly mowing, winter snow removal, and occasional loader usage.

The idea is if you want to have a trouble free Tractor ownership how often do you need to trade in a Kubota?

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kthompson
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2020-06-20          199391


Right now own three Kubotas. Bought my first almost 21 years ago. It is for sale now but only as my need for that size tractor has passed. If you pay attention to the professional tractors users, farmers being the ones I know the best, seldom trade due to the age. They trade due to hours or to upgrade or normally larger but sometimes smaller (me), serious issue with it something along those lines. ....

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chashm
Join Date: Oct 2013
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2020-06-22          199395


Well, Gee, Shucks..

What's your idea of 'trouble free Tractor ownership? One down-time incident/yr? Less, more? I seem to be around 1/yr in 15 years - hydro hoses(3, I think), bad fuel, front tires needed replacing, tach+hour meter died (required a new panel - $$s!), fuel line rotted out (twice now), plastic fuel cup didn't like anti-gel, control linkage pivots rusted up, Plus the periodic oil changes, greasing, mouse management, etc.

I heard of a guy -45 years ago now - who traded his car in every year. Never did ANY maintenance, including oil changes. Any issues were the next owner's problem. Next guy decides to try this, but at the end of the year decides to keep it...and gets stuck with a dog.

Back to tractors. Small, oldish tractors aren't loaded with complex electronics and are rugged and pretty easy to work on. You're not going to wear it out at a hundred hours/yr, where 'worn out' means an engine or tranny rebuild or even new tires. If you can't/won't work on your tractor and getting it repaired (and dong basic maintenance) is expensive and/or time-consuming, then I suppose trading it in every 5 years makes sense to some people. ....

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phill45
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2020-06-25          199403


I've got a 1991 L2850 I bought new in 1991 ans it is still going strong with 1500 hours. I think your neighbor just likes to spend money unnecessarily. ....

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