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Old 01-12-2019, 12:00 AM
 
Location: trapped in the body of a dying animal
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Impressive thread necromancy

But yeah, generally speaking I think Kubota equipment is pretty solid. My only experience is with their engines in assorted Bobcat and a few older Case skidsteers. But the engines were pretty well trouble free.

Of course that was back at the turn of the century. Before EGR... let alone DPF's and SCR. Lots of manufacturers have had their share of problems with each of those, even on previously bullet-proof engines.

But I can say that as of the early 2000's, Kubota made good engines
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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We bought a Kubota L2501 in March 2017. We have a small farm on acreage. We should have done it years ago. The payments (no interest) are tax deductible is for our parking lot and plant nursery. Good solid machine. We researched others but Kubota had the best reputation.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:02 AM
 
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The L2501 is just below the threshold of the additional emission requirements.

The L size is similar to the Fords of the 40's and early 50's but much more capable...

I have a relative looking to buy... suggested the L but they want the much larger engine which I think will only cost more and have more emissions...

Kubota also powers a lot of the better generators...
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:04 AM
 
Location: peace valley
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Orangeyourgladuboughtakubota bx1850 tractor, blade, loader and mower deck been happy for 200 hours
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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I've got a Kubota ZD331 lawn mower. I haven't had any problems with it, but the cut isn't as nice as my eXmark.

The diesel powerplant is nice, and very efficient, plus I got a good deal on it used, so I'm happy.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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New Holland is the continuation of the Ford line...

Ford the man had farming in his blood and saw great opportunity/future in farm mechanization.

Maybe they were too well built... a 65 year old Ford tractor is still very cabable and well built...
Funny, saw one just like that on the roadside a few years ago. Cute doesn't begin to describe it.

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Old 01-13-2019, 07:09 AM
 
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I used to have a commercial 'outfront' mower that had a 34hp Kubota 3cyl, there was just NO stopping that engine!


I really think it could have powered a small car or truck, it wouldnt be a hot rod, but I believe it would get you from A to B.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:29 PM
 
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off road UTV's pretty much the modern "old school" jeep wrangler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoXHYELIJa8
While at the local Kubota dealership, I rode in one of new Kubotas diesel UTVs with a dump bed. I think the dealer wanted me to buy one of those as well but I told him I have a '94 Cushman Hawk with a 16 hp Cushman gas engine that works well enough for the tiny 20 acres I have. (Pic attached.)
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:34 PM
 
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Yes...
Kubota BX23 TLB
Kubota L3800 TLB
Kubota RTV900

Farmall Cub
Deere M
Ford NAA Jubilee
Ford 740 Row Crop

Deere 350C dozer
Deere 110 TLB

CAT D3 for 17 years and now sold.
I've had a couple of the Ford Jubilees as well and had intended to keep both of them. However, they were just too pretty to hold onto and in both cases someone offered me too much cash for them.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:41 PM
 
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We bought a Kubota L2501 in March 2017. We have a small farm on acreage. We should have done it years ago. The payments (no interest) are tax deductible is for our parking lot and plant nursery. Good solid machine. We researched others but Kubota had the best reputation.
I almost went with the L2501 with a FEL. I was told by the dealer it is the top selling Kubota model in Texas.
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