F2680E front deck mower: Kubota Review  -- Kubota Tractors Discussion Forum and Review F2680E front deck mower: Kubota Review -- Kubota Tractors Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index

Kubota Tractors
  Kubota News
  Kubota Price
  Kubota Review
John Deere Tractors
  John Deere News
  John Deere Price
  John Deere Review
New Holland Tractors
  New Holland Tractor Price
  New Holland Tractor Revie
Other Tractor Brands
  Articulated Tractors
  Belarus
  Bobcat Tractors
  Case
  Cub Cadet
  Hinomoto
  Kioti Tractor
  Long
  Massey Ferguson
  Mitsubishi
  Other Tractor Brands
  Other Tractor News
  Shibaura
  Yanmar Tractors
Lawn and Garden Tractors
  Craftsman
  Cub Cadet Garden
  John Deere Garden
  Kubota Lawn Garden
  Other Garden Tractors
  Simplicity
  Toro Wheelhorse
  Ventrac Lawn Tractors
Antique Tractors
  Allis Chalmers
  Case David Brown
  Farmall IHC
  Ford
  Ford 9N 2N 8N
  Fordson
  Harry Ferguson
  John Deere Older
  Massey-Harris Ferguson
  Minneapolis Moline
  Oliver Cletrac Cockshutt
  Restoration
  Tractor Pulling
Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph
  Back Hoe
  Field Mowers Brush Cutter
  Grooming Mowers Finish Mo
  Loaders
  Snowblowers / Snow Plows
  Tillers and Ploughs
  Tractor Implements
  Trenchers
  Wood Chippers 3PH
Tractor Maintenance
  Diesel Fuel Lubrication E
  Tractor Engine Repair Reb
  Tractor Tires
Utility ATV
  All Terrain Vehicles
  John Deere Gator
  Mule Utility Vehicles
General Tractor
  Farming Ranching Agricult
  Photo Contest
  Size Tractor Needed
  Tractor Projects
  Tractor Safety
  Welding
Chinese Tractors
  Jinma Farmpro Agracat
  NorTrac Tractors
  Other Chinese Tractors
Cars
  All Brands
  Audi VW
  BMW
  Car Tires and Maintenance
  Chrysler
  Exotic, Sports, Racing
  Ford Cars
  General Motors
  Honda
  Hyundai
  Mercedes
  News
  Nissan
  Subaru
  SUV and Trucks
  Toyota Cars
Trucks Trailers
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
Home Building
  Alternate Electric Energy
  Barns Pole Barns
  Buying Ranch Farm Acreage
  Carpentry
  Contractors
  Electric
  Excavation
  Moldings Finish Trim
  Other Home Building
  Pellet Stoves
  Plumbing
  Wood Stoves
Tools
  Electirc Power Tools
  Gas Power Tools
  Generators
  Shop Tools
  Techniques Howto
Landscape
  Flowers Shrubs Garden
  Golf Course Maintenance
  Irrigation Systems
  Landscape Design
  Landscape Lighting
  Landscape Maintenance
  Lawn, Turf, and Grass
  Vegetable Gardening
Construction
  Caterpillar
  Komatsu
  Wheel Loaders
Current Events Health Happiness
  Current Events
  Dogs and other Pets
  Electronics And Computers
  Food
  Health
  Just For Fun Off Topic
  Movies Music Games
  Personal Finance Investme
  Sports Outdoors
Tractorpoint Site
  Member Photos
  Site Members
  Website Operations Howto


New As Posted | Active Subjects



Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Kubota Review Forum

Page [ 1 ] |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 05-17-2008, 09:09 Post: 153749
JOHNWTHOMAS



Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: SOMERSET, KY
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 48

4
Filter by User
 F2680E front deck mower

Tried to find owner info/experience on front deck mowers and it doesn't seem to exist. Tried Dogpile search and other tractor forums. Where are you owners? Ordered a Kubota ZT mower one day and in one obscure thread someone stated the Front deck mowers are better ride on rough ground than ZT's so the next day (yesterday) I went back to dealer and changed the order to a F2680E with 60" rear discharge deck. My 6th Kubota purchase from him in 4 years. Want to use both sides of deck for close cutting therefore rear discharge deck plus my 6' RFM that I use for home mowing with L3240HST lays mowed grass down more even than side discharge deck did/do. Have side discharge deck on BX1500. F2680E is supposed to be here in a week. I mow a mobile home park and the ground is some what rough but level plus working between the mobile homes. I also believe I can handle a steering wheel better than 2 levers. Got 45 years experience with steering wheels. I can either dribble a basketball or run. I can't do both at the same time. Any advice from Front deck mower owners that I need to be aware of?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 05-17-2008, 14:21 Post: 153754
auerbach



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: West of Toronto
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2168
 F2680E front deck mower

I hesitate to offer advice to someone as experienced as John, but here goes.

The advantage of the frontmount (compared to a midmount) is that you can get it under overhangs like trees or trailers. Also, you can see where you're mowing, and it's easier to service. The disadvantage is that it increases the length of your rig.

Advantage of rear discharge is that it's more even; disadvantage is that the chaff gets over everything. Advantage of side is that you can usually direct where you want the clippings to go, and if you want to mow the clippings to mulch them, you can do it on the adjacent mowing path with no wasted runs; disadvantage is that it usually increases the width of the mower.

Advantage of wheel-steer is there's no learning curve. Advantage of lever-steer is better manoeverability once you get onto it; you can spin a 360 in place. If you'll be going up hills on an angle, check that the lever-steer model has a drive-wheel locking feature; otherwise the potential loss of traction can be a bit greater than you get with a regular differential.

If there was one ideal configuration, all rigs would have it, right?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 05-17-2008, 23:21 Post: 153756
JOHNWTHOMAS



Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: SOMERSET, KY
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 48

4
Filter by User
 F2680E front deck mower

Can't or shouldn't ever be to experienced or knowledgable to learn more. Appreciate everyones sharing their experience and knowledge. Saves me money some times and skin some times. Sometimes I say "John, you should have listened". I tell people often that education costs. It's not free usually but these forums can help offset that "cost". I use an air powered framing nailer. Some carpenters stay with hammers. I built my home with nail guns and a young man next door was building a house at the same time. He used a hammer. I asked him why. He said the nail gun didn't pull the wood tight. I don't agree from my experience but that's his opinion and I respect it. Also it destroys my elbow swinging a hammer for extended periods of time so even if it didn't draw it as tight I would still use the nail gun. Appreciated his opinion but I still use air powered and electric equipment. Some people want to determine one as right and the other as wrong. It ain't so. They are just different ways of getting the same job done. One person prefers one way and the other prefers another way. I'm willing to change when I find a better way for me of doing a job. I don't usually try a different way of doing something that works for me until I see or hear of how someone else is doing it. I constantly ask and search how others are "doing it". Hope I don't ever give up on learning new ways of doing things. So, I don't care if you got your first one a week ago, offer your experience and insight. I want to hear it and thank you for giving your time, insight and experience. At almost 61 I may be getting old but I don't think I am so still have time to learn more and put it to use.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 05-18-2008, 09:30 Post: 153767
Art White



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Waterville New York
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 6844

2
Filter by User
 F2680E front deck mower


John, I sell mowers with suspension and without, can demo both to customers and most go without suspension. The reasons are noise and by having a better class seat the one without the suspension rides just as well.

The front decks do like some extra room to manuver but I do like the rear discharge decks for trimming. The visibility is great having the deck in front of you while mowing and the ground speed of the F-series makes mowing large areas easy. We have the F-series at golf coarses where they put a lot of hours on them all summer and have some of the older F-series out with over 9,000 hours still at work but retired to home owners with just normal mower deck repairs of blades and a belt or two.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 05-18-2008, 14:30 Post: 153777
JOHNWTHOMAS



Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: SOMERSET, KY
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 48

4
Filter by User
 F2680E front deck mower

Art: What do you mean "noise"? Are front mounts noticeably louder than zero turns? Mowing deck noise or engine noise?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 05-18-2008, 20:04 Post: 153779
nosteiner4me



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ohio
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 113
 F2680E front deck mower

John...Yes you did make the right choice of front mounted deck vs a zero turn for a better ride on bumpy ground. The zero turn has very small tires upfront and you will feel all the bumps. A suspension seat will reduce some of the bumps but not all. Just remember the larger the tires the better the ride. I almost went with an F series mower but needed bucket/loader. Your F-series is a long machine so if you are in open spaces you will love it. I always prefered side discharge, thats just my preferece.....Not too many rear discharged zero turns either!!! Whatever deck you get.. its a great ,fast, cutting machine for sure!!!






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 05-19-2008, 08:17 Post: 153787
Art White



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Waterville New York
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 6844

2
Filter by User
 F2680E front deck mower


The noise I was refering to is engine noise. Some are loader on the engine then the decks. I like to listen to the decks. Thats how you can gauge the performance of the combination of power and cut.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 06-13-2008, 13:46 Post: 154576
JOHNWTHOMAS



Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: SOMERSET, KY
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 48

4
Filter by User
 F2680E front deck mower

Finally rec'd the F2680E. Before getting it I traded my BX1500 54"MMM to a BX2350 60"MMM and had it delivered to the mobile home park level property I mow because grass had gotten really high. I had sold my gas Kubota mower before ordering the F. That is the property I ordered the F2680E for. The BX1500 and L3240HST is what I use at home for hillside and rough terrain mowing. Will have to move F2680E to the level property and bring the BX2350 home to the hillside. The F2680E is a great riding, manuvering mowing machine but it "ain't no tractor". Best riding model of all I own or owned. Course it has the best seat with the most adjustments. My BX2200(former), BX1500(former), B7800(former) and L3240 all climb my hills mostly without engaging differential. One spot is almost straight up so usually have to engage differential on it on the BX's. The F2680E is not the 4wd model and would not go up some hills even with the differential locked. Don't seem to be experiencing any problems with RFM but did notice after mowing that the outside screen behind the drivers seat had a bit of chaff on it. The discharge is under the driver seat so it doesn't bother me while driving. Course my BX's with side discharge mower also get chaff and dust on intake screen. Just wipe it off with hand into the wind when I stop. Get alot of wind on my hillside which blows dust and cut grass all over. So, I recommend highly the F2680E 60"RFM for level to rolling ground mowing. If it's steep get 4wd or tractor.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] |

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Kubota Review Forum

Thread 153749 Filter by Poster:
Art White 2 | auerbach 1 | JOHNWTHOMAS 4 | nosteiner4me 1 |

 (advanced search)

Picture of the Day
videorov

Belarus - Found my one part and looiking for some anothers
Found my one part and looiking for some anothers


Unanswered Questions

Belarus 825 - needs a new clut
Drain Cock
Need more hydraulic flow for s
HINOMOTO HB 501
Belarus 420A - Problems bleed

Active Subjects

460 Long hyd leak
460 axle
Key will not start engine
6x4 engine rebuild vsHarbor Fr
Things we say and what do they
The Plus and Minus of Ignoring
Looking to buy a New Pickup Tr
Need more hydraulic flow for s


Hot Topics

Tractor Category 1 2 3 Hitch s
Duerr hp 678 Chipper replaceme
Gator 620i gas in engine oil
KUBOTA Tractor Trouble Free Qu
Gator 6x4 Overheating problem
Duerr hp 678 Chipper Manual
Adjusting 7308 Pressure Relief
Long 460 hydraulic problem


Featured Suppliers

Mountain Creek Labradoodles
      MountainCreekLabradoodles.com





New Forums on Gun Sport Shooting and Hunting -- BarrelPoint.com  New Forums on Horses ManePoint.com
Talk Horses at ManePoint
Hunting + Gun Sports at BarrelPoint



Most Viewed

+ Kubota AT70s Rear Tine Tiller
+ Kubota HST GST Shuttle or Gear Transmission
+ Best Boom Mower for Kubota B2710 Tractor
+ Definition of Tractor Loader Breakout force
+ Kubota B3200 vs JD 2720
+ New Kubota L3240 First Look Review
+ Kubota Transmission Fluid SUDT
+ Kubota BX2230 VS kIOTI CK20HST
+ KUBOTA Tractor Trouble Free Quality
+ kubota bx25 vs john deere 2720

Most Discussion

+ How to match Truck to Trailer
+ New Kubota L3240 First Look Re
+ Kubota Number 1 in Compact Tra
+ KUBOTA Tractor Trouble Free Qu
+ Source for after market produc
+ 3-Point Quick Hitch
+ B 7100 ST - Making the Leap
+ Kubota Transmission Fluid SUDT
+ Kubota vs John Deere Compact T
+ L3130HST vs JD4310Hydro HELP

Newest Topics

+ Kubota B2301 vs Deere 2025R vs Mahindra Max24
+ 5040 shear on my PTO shaft
+ Kubota B7100 HST Flipped Will Not Move
+ Kubota b7100-hst
+ B2601 vs bx1800
+ 2000 B2710 I need a loader dealer wants over 4K an
+ Upgrading the Factory 145amp Alternator to 40 Amp
+ Kubota BX2750 Snowblower Fan Shear Pin Alignment
+ Size Kubota for Homeowner Use
+ I need some OEM Quality decals for a B7500 DT-TLB
















Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines