Kubota M7 series 2

Raisbecw

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Location
New Zealand
Does anyone run a kubota M7 ? Just looking for any feedback anyone may have on them. We managed to have one out on demo for a few days and was pleasantly surprised.

I am looking to use it purely for raking or tedding so not reliant on a highly equipped machine, simple and reliable is the aim.

many feedback would be greatly appreciated.

cheers
 

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We have got nearly 30 out , all 1’s and 2’s but a good mix of std up to full spec.
telling it straight, we have had leaking roof issues on the 1’s, which were sorted/will be sorted by Kubota. Adblue nox sensors (pretty sure most manufacturers have them) have done one tractors brakes from a sticky handbrake pivot, (the 2’s had a cover put over it to stop dirt ingress) the ZF transmission is rated to over 220 hp I believe in other brands, their We’re some major changes on the 1’s to 2’s, mainly the trans change from a 4 speed 6 range to6 speed 5 range box, also 2mm thicker glass in the cab, and a better seat , the 3’snow have active stop start on the teams too which is very useful! They are as long as a jd 6155/NRH t7.210 in the wheel base also, he’ll of a rear lift! If you want to speak to some customers who run them, let us know, have a few on running more than one or who have had them and bought again!
 
Does anyone run a kubota M7 ? Just looking for any feedback anyone may have on them. We managed to have one out on demo for a few days and was pleasantly surprised.

I am looking to use it purely for raking or tedding so not reliant on a highly equipped machine, simple and reliable is the aim.

many feedback would be greatly appreciated.

cheers
It'll be grand on a Haybob..... Possibly slightly overpowered? :)
 

Cowabunga

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Location
Ceredigion,Wales
Terrible design on the engines, thanks for sharing, learn something new every day.
That design is OK for budget car engines but terrible for commercial heavy duty long term use and running costs. He has other videos on the transmissions, including diagnosing the fault on that tractor. Obviously these are fully Kubota tractors while the larger ones, in question here, are ZF transaxles, just as used by McCormick and Deutz but with Kubota engines and front axles plus cabs and computer firmware.
 

marco

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26 grand for a new engine. Oh my. Are the prices the same in UK/IRL? I wonder if they were on the ball with maintenance would it be a different story. Doesn't look like a great design thou.
 

Cowabunga

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Location
Ceredigion,Wales
26 grand for a new engine. Oh my. Are the prices the same in UK/IRL? I wonder if they were on the ball with maintenance would it be a different story. Doesn't look like a great design thou.
Check it out with your dealer. The Euro is near enough a Dollar.
The price of the new crankshaft was the biggest shocker for me. Not that such parts are exactly fast movers. They should last the life of the engine. However, as you can see, shít happens. It is worth costing parts like these before a long term machine purchase. Maybe Kubota parts in the UK and Ireland are cheaper than others. You won't know until you ask. It won't make any difference to the labour hours involved in a difficult to repair design though.

Here is the video before the one I posted above showing disassembly

 

john432

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Location
Carmarthenshire
Where's our Kubota expert @tractor dealer ? Are they really that difficult to work on? Is the video correct about having to remove the front axle in order to change the drive shaft coupling? And was the video correct about the work involved in order to repair the four wheel drive clutch pack?
 

daveydiesel1

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
It's probably maintenance related, no matter how good something is if it has no oil etc it wont last long
Yes the kubota mgx 135 seems to get decent reviews on the american forums. Id say a good percentage of farm equipment breakdowns can be related to bad maintenance
 

nick...

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Arable Farmer
Location
south norfolk
Where's our Kubota expert @tractor dealer ? Are they really that difficult to work on? Is the video correct about having to remove the front axle in order to change the drive shaft coupling? And was the video correct about the work involved in order to repair the four wheel drive clutch pack?
He answered the question above,@Battlefield Machinery .the guy doing the video is well worth a watch.search for western truck and tractor repair.he does a lot of kubota repairs in his films as he does John Deere but there seems a massive amount of em used in the USA mainly on feedlots and all used by multiple operators who probably don’t care for them too much.the engine design ain’t great splitting on crank center but I guess kubota know what they are doing.
nick..
 
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Cowabunga

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Location
Ceredigion,Wales
He answered the question above,@Battlefield Machinery .the guy doing the video is well worth a watch.search for western truck and tractor repair.he does a lot of kubota repairs in his films as he does John Deere but there seems a massive amount of em used in the USA mainly on feedlots and all used by multiple operators who probably don’t care for them too much.the engine design ain’t great splitting on crank sensor but I guess kubota know what they are doing.
nick..
They know exactly what they are doing. It is a very fast and cheap way of building an engine. Which is why it is also used on many budget car's engines. It was used on the BL Rover K series for instance where long stretch bolts were used to keep the head, block and crank web [bottom bearing holder] sections all together in a sandwich.
Fast and cheap to build does not always mean that it is fast and cheap to repair.

Hopefully these things should last a very long time with only some maintenance, but life isn't like that and there is always the odd one, or the odd model range that does need repairs.
 
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If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

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