ready to jump in: Kubota Review  -- Kubota Tractors Discussion Forum and Review ready to jump in: 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
 08-04-2003, 19:09 Post: 60947
jrestill



Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Page County Virginia
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 28
 ready to jump in

I've been thinking about jumping into the Kuboda pool since buying my 14 hilly, wooded acres five years ago and have decided to go ahead and make the leap before the Aug. 31 financing deals expire.

Thought I had at least mastered the questions to ask at my first encounter with a dealer after spending quite a bit of time reading this board since I discovered it awhile back. I thought wrong. My dealer, highly recommended by a number of people in the area, was quite civil and helpful even though he had a couple of other potential customers waiting in line. Bottom line is I think I gave him the impression I knew more about what I was looking for than I really did.

To get to the point, I came away with a quote of $13,967 (plus tax) for a new L2600 with the LB402 loader, ag tires. Would be $900 more for L3000. Only as I was leaving did I realize they come only with the manual transmission. Didn't have time to wait and the dealer was with someone else, but I did butt in just long enough for him to tell me would have to go to the L3130 to get other xmission options. I said "so we're looking at a rough ballpark of $3,000 or $4,000 more for that" and he nodded. Having gotten home and done some more reading on the board, I'm guessing the L3130 might be a little pricer yet.

I will get back him to him later for something firm, and also have to check with another highly recommended dealer in the area.

Meanwhile, any of you vets have any helpful thoughts? I'm naturally not inclined to spend more than I need to, but fortunately am in a position right now, a rarity for me, to be able to swing the finances on the more expensive rig if I convince myself it's worth it. I'm already thinking it is.

I'll do a little mowing, about three acres with quite a few medium-sized trees I'll need to maneuver around, a considerable amount of moving mulch, topsoil and such around as I get to developing garden and orchard, quite a bit of snowplowing and other maintenance of my quarter-mile hillside driveway, and a LOT of snaking firewood logs around to feet my outdoor wood furnace, as well as getting oak logs to my neighbor's sawmill and getting the cut timbers back up to my housesite. (Incidentally, my dealer price for 6' blade is $469 and $849 for 60-inch Bush Hog. I'll probably get a box blade later after I see just how much I can't do with regular blade. Main thing I want right now is to be ready to push snow this winter.)

In short, I'm thinking I need something fairly hefty, in the 27-30 hp range, but am also thinking I'd probably get pretty tired of the manual shifting since a lot of my work will be on somewhat challenging terrain and often in tight quarters in amongst my trees. And since at age 60 I'm afraid my legs aren't going to get any stronger. Besides, I fully realize having a little fun makes the work medicine go down a lot easier. (I've used a Bobcat and rented Case wheeled loader and backhoe a little bit and am just not sure I have enough coordination left to run a FEL and backblace and remember to shift, too. All the while trying not to slide down the hill.)

Sorry to be so long-winded, but since it's my first time to spew here, though I would give a pretty good feel for what I'm up to.

Guess if I boil it down to one question, it would be: Do you guys think I would be wise to look at something smaller than an L?????, but with the luxury of hydro xmission or bite the bullet and shell out extra bucks even though I could sure put them to good use for other projects.

Thanks.






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




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-04-2003, 20:19 Post: 60950
Chief



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Southwest MiddleTennessee
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4280

2
Filter by User
 ready to jump in

I take that you are talking pto hp. That would put you in the L3430 to L3830 range or the corresponding John Deere 4310 to 4410. Best thing I can tell you is to demo each one of these models and see what you think. Weight out the pro's and con's and go with the best model for you. Both brands are real nice tractors. With a 60" brush hog or log dragging you are going to need some decent weight and at least 30 hp. I personally would look at the upper hp range as you can always get by with more hp. than you need. It's the American way! Smile With the special financing rates I would also get as much equipment as you can and finance it all at once.






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




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-04-2003, 21:00 Post: 60958
Chief



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Southwest MiddleTennessee
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4280

2
Filter by User
 ready to jump in

One other thing you may want to take into consideration is TORQUE vs HP. Kubota rates their engines at 2700 rpm; John Deere at 2600 rpm. The John Deere 4410 makes 81 ft./lbs torque at 2600 rpm. More than any or the other 4000 Ten Series tractors except the 4710. The 3430 has the same displacement, bore and stroke engine and makes 79.9 ft./lbs. torque at 2700 rpm. The L3830 makes 89 ft./lbs. torque at 2700 rpm. So by these figures the more accurate comparison would be the L3130 vs 4310 and the L3430 vs 4410. Both are real nice tractors. I got to looking up specs. and wanted to make sure I compared apples to apples. I would go for the L3830 if your sold on orange paint.






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




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-05-2003, 06:57 Post: 60966
Misenplace

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 875

2
Filter by User
 ready to jump in

Based on your post I am assumeing that you are only shopping Kubota. The one thing I would say is that if you do not want to go back repeatidly to the same dealer with questions just find a few dealers spread out in a radius of your home and try them all. You will get a bit more/different/new info from each one. Secondly take your time and think out all those features. I definately would get the HST but thats just me. I am perfectly comfortable with all the others but I prefer the hydro and based on the info you gave it certainly seems the best choice. If a brush hog is on the list I think you are at the minimum hp in the models you are looking at. You should probably give the Grand L models a Look see and see if the features are worth the xtra $. If you can forgo the hog I would think a 2710 or a 2910 would do nicely. I especially like the 2910 with the 4 cyl engine. Art white has forgot more about theese than I could ever hope to know so you might email him. You will find him here on the forum. I think the most important thing is to test drive them. Once you start that process you will likely answer a lot of your own questions. Of course a lot of times it boils down to what I like Vs what I want to spend. Enjoy the test drives ! Jd as well as Kioti and Mahindra all have 3 year 0% financeing at the moment.






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




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-05-2003, 12:28 Post: 61002
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: 6850
 ready to jump in

Well, here I am! Thanks Doc, I try not to bring up my memory to much, I keep forgetting it! Now to the point of which Kubota. Kubota with the variety of designs and stlyes gives several types of tractors for me to recommend. Some just gets to common sense for what you need to get the job done and do it well, for me it comes to listening to the mistakes other owners have made while getting started. You might look at the L-4300 for a lot of tractor, it does have independent PTO and does give you a primitive type of shuttle with a hi-lo range. The other option is the Glide shift transmission on the grand L tractors. That will take a quick 500 off the hydro price and give you a powershift transmission and a hydraulic forward-reverser. That means almost never needing a clutch to shift only when filling the bucket and preventing a stall. The last choice is a hydro, it sounds like you might prefer it for mowing but it would give you the least performance for dragging logs. They are the easiest to learn how to drive to a degree but when pulling heavy loads the transmission slip will help keep from spinning the tires but more fuel will be burnt and slower ground speeds are a given.






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




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 08-05-2003, 14:12 Post: 61013
Misenplace

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 875

2
Filter by User
 ready to jump in

Laughing out loud, I was just telling my wife the other day when I get a little older she's likely to get a call from the state police in Maryland or someplace because her husband got lost going to get a tractor part ! I sure would like to be the son of a gun that thought of that reverser idea. less money more efficient. In the Kubota line up I do like the Grand L's. This is largely (pun intended) due to my physical size. Besides they look like a tractor should.






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 60947 Filter by Poster:
Art White 1 | Chief 2 | jrestill 1 | Misenplace 2 |

 (advanced search)

Picture of the Day
pauljmtz

Other Tractor Brands - Foton ft404 black diesel splat out of exhaust
Foton ft404 black diesel splat out of exhaust


Unanswered Questions

Shibaura SD2203 rear axle oil
Mitsubishi MX55
Gator HPX ignition module
SL 1643
Removing LHS rear wheel beari
Gear Grinding 1200A - primary
Replacing a friction diskwashe
Bolens k1502 mitsubishi K3 ove


Active Subjects

Big country 4x2 utility vehicl
Operation
lift cylinder for 3pt hitch wo
Still have jerk in hydro
Flatulent gifts human and dog
front mount snowblower
Hydraulics Won t Work
4210 ehydro codes


Hot Topics

NorTrac Tractor Quality Review
Case 446 hydraulic pump
Long 460 hydraulic problem
Jinma Tractor w transmission p
Flatulent gifts human and dog
Generator set up ideas wanted
6X4 Gator Sometimes Shudders
Roof VP75 Brush Mower Manual


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 Tractor Trouble Free Quality
+ Kubota BX2230 VS kIOTI CK20HST
+ Replacement for Kubota Super UDT Hydraulic Fluid

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

+ LOOKING FOR PERSONAL USE TRACTOR
+ 3 PT POSITIONDRAFT ICON NOTIFICATION
+ BX23S
+ 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
















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