Kubota tractors.

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Clodhopper, May 12, 2016.

  1. Clodhopper

    Clodhopper New Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    Hello everyone, doing a little personal research.
    I'm interested in seeing how common Kubota tractors are on farms or small holdings. For those that have them and/or use them, what are your overall impression of them.
     
  2. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    Got two small ones,2205 and 2110.both great machines
    Nick...
     
  3. Not in the UK but a lot have been sold around here. I'm in the middle of 3 farms (all touching) which have Kubotas. I've got a 7040 with a loader and it's brilliant, Done 875 hrs in 17mths and the only spanners laid on it has been to change filters and widen the the wheel track.
    Just needs a counter weight on the back when doing loader work. :):)(y)
     
  4. raiderz

    raiderz Member

    Location:
    County Durham
    I had a M8540 for 3 years from 2009, never had one bit of bother with it, not a spanner came anywhere near it.
     
  5. Barleycorn

    Barleycorn Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    I have a 1985 one here, not sure of the number, and a 1990 diesel mower. Both are very reliable, and we've just bought 3 new MK5000s to put on the yard scrapers.
    May buy a 150 HP one next year, to replace a Case.
     
  6. JP1

    JP1 Member

    @jimmer raves about his. I couldn't find one when looking . A dealer in West Wales has several with more than 12000 hours with customers
     
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  7. jimmer

    jimmer Member

    Location:
    East Devon
    m6040 here
    was tanking with a 2600 gallon double axle tanker and power harrowing one day , and doing gentle yard work the next
    it is a little pocket rocket
    apictures.tractorfan.nl_groot_k_kubota_465296_m6040_kubota.jpg
     
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  8. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Expensive to repair and if other manufacturers put 5 items into a frame space, they will have 9 or 10.
    So repairs bills increase especially on the smaller ones, not much big stuff from them here, yet.

    Good brakes on the vacuum tanker then ..................
     
  9. SIABOD50

    SIABOD50 Member

    They are compact tractors ,so no room to put anything ,all compacts are like that .
     
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  10. rdr123

    rdr123 Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    We had an M130x on demo a few years ago, and a M110 GX with a loader on demo just before Christmas. Both seemed like good tractors and would do all the jobs the we need to do on a dairy farm. There prices do seem to have creeped up though and the M110 GX seems to be more technical with far more electrics
     
  11. manfromhill

    manfromhill Member

    Old 2850 here
    Think it's an88 had it 5 years really reliable and runs on fumes
     
  12. jimmer

    jimmer Member

    Location:
    East Devon
    no brake valve on tractor !!!!!
     
  13. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    .............. :banghead:
     
  14. Slightly off topic. Think it was @JP1 who was on hunt for a loader tractor (can't find thread) - try Gordon Agri, they always seem to have good selection advertised.
     
  15. JP1

    JP1 Member

    I'm fixed up thanks :)
     
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  16. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    On the mend with the feet up, we hope .............
     
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  17. Recoil

    Recoil Member

    Location:
    South East Wales
    I've got an me8200 (year 2005) and m9540 (2012). Both with loaders. The older one is the better tractor overall, just seems better put together. The m9540 has a better/bigger cab but is less refined.

    Only had small problems with the tractors.

    BOTH tractors air seats have cut through the power cable. Have to take seat out to repair wire.

    M9540 gear lever has snapped off. Top half is plastic, one screw came out and I didn't notice then snapped in half. Not priced up replacement yet just bodged it.

    Older tractors exhaust rusted through.

    They are just the job for us here. Powerful enough for what we do, all our own baling, wrapping, ploughing etc. Simple enough to fix yourself if needed. Very small and agile around tight yards. You will need a weight block on the rear for lifting anything serious oh and weights or a loader on the front if you put anything substantial on the back.

    Was having a look around the 130hp new one at Brecon a month ago. Very smart but around the £50k mark so a bit too much for us.
     
  18. gerr

    gerr Member

    Location:
    Mid Wales
    Got a L5030 with a loader. 52 hp and it will pull the ass off our Claas Celtis with 83hp. Work that one out. It's 12 years old. Had it from new and only ever changed filters and oil. Nothing has fallen off, come loose or rattles. Absolute battleship. Also have a 36hp out front mower which is fantastic.
     
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  19. Just seen on Twitter that Kubota have bought up Great Plains... Fact or fiction..?
     

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