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 09-02-2007, 13:22 Post: 145289
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Hi all just joined this forum after reading a few threads. just wanted some advice. I have some pretty decent kit ie walk behind tractor and a big mower but i was thinking of getting a tractor, the first thing that sprung to mind was a kubota as, from what ive heard are about as good as it gets for compact tractors.

The model im am looking at is either the b1410 or b1610, probably the later. Could anybody tell me there opinion on this model and how much land could you handle with a machine of this size. i.e. is it big enough?

Oh and one more thing does anyone have experiance with running these kubs on bio diesel?

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 09-03-2007, 08:13 Post: 145309
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 09-03-2007, 12:01 Post: 145312
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Welcome to the board! If you want good, reliable replies just be a little patient. Anyone who has somehing worth while to offer WILL reply---trust me.

I'm sure you're anxious to see replies like gifts under the Christmas tree, but the reality is most guys have businesses to run, family to tend to (it is the Labor Day holiday too), stuff to do. This board is a form of relaxation for many, if not all, of us who contribute.

And keep in mind that a two-word posting ("Kubota B1610"Wink yeah right doesn't draw in anyone or pique their curosity or interest.

So if you want to draw some interest might I suggest posting a new post with something with more "meat" for the reader like: "Just bought a ____ need opinions", "thinking about buying a ____ need opinions" etc.

But I'm just sayin'...






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 09-03-2007, 20:20 Post: 145314
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I see the B1610 is less HP than we normally see on the Kubota tractor web site. You are going to mow 6 acres with it? Is it a garden tractor? I see it comes up as UK dealership when you google it. How big a mower does it handle? Is all you want to do with it is cut grass?






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 09-03-2007, 20:42 Post: 145316
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Kubo,

A couple of questions:

What do you plan on doing with your tractor? Just mowing grass or do you want to attach equipment to the 3 pt. hitch such as a box scraper?

How much ground do you have? Do you need a front end loader (FEL)? The 2 most useful pieces of equipment to attach to a tractor are a FEL and a box scraper

There is a good thread here on Bio-diesel that you can look up but from what I'm reading it will likely clog your filter...best to stay with regular diesel.

I have 2 acres and a BX2350 with a FEL, belly mount mower, a box scraper and a landscape rake and I use them all.

If you can give us a bit more on your intended use etc. we can give you some more helpful advice.

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 09-03-2007, 20:51 Post: 145317
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Upon further review....

I looked at your post again and you ask about a B1410 or a B1610...I don't think Kubota ever made those models.

They have BX models that range from a BX1500 to a BX24.

You may want to go to Kubota's site that I have attached and take a look at the various tractors and their various specs.

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 09-04-2007, 01:47 Post: 145322
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Kuboboy,

The B1610 is a little tractor....hardly bigger than a riding lawn mower. It did have 4-wheel drive, 540 PTO, and a 3-point hitch.......but there were never any useful implements available to match up with the tractor's low horsepower. All implements for this tractor were very small, and none of them were worth the asking price.

I'm not sure if Kubota ever exported this tractor to the United States. It seems that most of these little tractors are found in Europe.

Kubota did away with this little line of tractors back in the early 1980s, if my memory serves me right. They were replaced with slightly larger tractors, capable of using most commonly available 3-point tractor implements.

If you reside here in the U.S., you would be far better off looking for something just a bit bigger than the B1610 -- and I suggest that you stay away from the B1410 altogether, as it is just way too small for any useful purpose.

With the B1610, you could expect to spend the better part of a day mowing two acres of grass. And if you wish to do some tilling, you might find it nearly impossible to find a tiller, as most tillers start out at 42 inches. The B1610 would have a hard time handling a tiller this big, and the B1410 would struggle to even lift it.

Look for something just a bit bigger, as you'll then have all kinds of implements and attachments available to you.

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 09-04-2007, 03:33 Post: 145323
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Hi all thanks for the replies. it is a proper compact tractor, slightly shorter wheelbase than the 1710 but almost indentical (1 extra hp but at 2900rpm instead of 2600). A 7410dt in the US. Seems very similar if not the same as the grambia boy that some people have been discussing. very popular around here with alot of farmers and seems to handle fairley big stuff 1.2m rear finishing mower without any probs, lifting cap is 540kg. Kubotas do tend to have less power in europe and even less in asia but thats the way it is over here (everything seems better value in the US).

I am hoping to mainly mow with it but will probably get a rotovator and maybe more tools in the future. check out the link it goes into all the spec.

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Kuboboy,

I'm very interested in this little Kubota, now that I understand that you're a resident of some country in Europe.

I'm only guessing here......but in many countries the tax laws dictate the need for something this small.

In Germany, certain pieces of furniture are very popular, simply because having an extra closet in the house drives up the property tax bill tremendously. The "Shrunk" replaces the closet most Americans are familiar with. It is a very elaborate and expensive piece of furniture, which would surely cost more to build than would any small closet, but the benefit is the long-term reduction in property taxes.

We have a friend in Canada on this board, who tells us that he is unable to build a large garage, without first going through several years worth of "Red Tape" (otherwise known as government related stupidity), due to their building codes and tax laws.

In some cities, here in the U.S., it is against city law (local ordinance) to have any vehicle parked on the street, in a driveway, or even next to the owner's home. Therefore, any tractor the homeowner wishes to keep at home, must be small enough to fit inside his garage. Either that, or he is forced to rent a storage shed. This explains why we see some garages in our bigger cities that have more square footage of space than do the houses they are attached to.

Now I'm sure there is some law that makes this little Kubota popular in your country. It might have something to do with the Kyoto Treaty on pollution, or it may have something to do with taxes on engine displacement........but I'm almost certain that some government idiot is behind this.

So.......if you don't mind, please explain why this small Kubota is so popular in your country. I'm very interested in knowing what drives the market for this thing.

Many thanks.

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 09-04-2007, 10:03 Post: 145329
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Hi Joel,
we might have to work on this one together. First off i like in the UK i know for sure that there are no taxes, or tax incentives for little tractors in england, i think there is in Japan though. However this tractor is not cheap, 8000 ($16000) so bigger ones are dearer and in all fairness it seems to be able to handle pretty much any machinery that a normal sized tractor will handle, and will easily handle a 42inch rotovator thats popular over here. I also think that they are popular with market gardeners and wine growers because of there width.

However this is almost identical to the b7410dt (US model) is that not popular in the US?

kind regards. Marc.






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