KUBOTA RTV

Kubota RTV Utility Vehicles – New and Used

Kubota Rtv’s are utility vehicles that come in three different shapes and sizes – compact to mid size, full size, and xg. All utility vehicles can be used for awide variety of jobs and work. Many people use them for residential purposes, different types of construction projects,  a wide range of  agricultural work. Many people also use Kubota RTV’s for different lines of commercial work, in the above areas and for more specialixed projects.

Kubota RTV 900 Parts

Getting correct parts for a Kubota RTV 900 can be a tricky process, if someone decides not to buy them directly from the manufacturer. There is often atendency to cut corners on parts and beither buy them on sites such as ebay or other online auction sites. This can apply to new and used Kubota RTV 900 parts.

The importance of buying from the manufacturer direct, or through a Kubota dealer is that it may be a necessary condition of any warranty that is still running on the utility tractor, and ensures that the utility vehicle continues to function aeffectively as it is meant to. In addition to finding the correct part, it is often a good idea to find the relevent Kubota manual, and also to find a diagram showing placement and installation procedures for all parts.

Used Kubota RTV

With prices for a new Kubota utility vehicle probably centring around the US $ 20,000/25,000 mark, many people look to a second-hand or a used utility vehicle, partly on the basis of cost and partly on the basis of convenience. Kubota utility vehicles have been around for a long time, and there are a large number of second-hand and used Kubota RTVs available.

If thinking about buying a used utility vehicle, it is worth using the same considerations that you would if buying a used or second-hand car or truck. If bought from a Kubota dealer, there is a better chance of knowing the history of the vehicle, and the possibility of its original warranty still being in place, or a new one issued by the dealership, albeit not as extensive as a manufacturer’s warranty.

Buying from a dealership has advantages, but also disadvantages in that you are likely to pay a premium. If buying directly from another individual, either through an online site such as eBay or through a local ad, then it is much more of a risky process.

An individual’s  choice as to which of these options to follow up to a large extent depend on their engineering or mechanical knowledge and skill, and the ability to know exactly what they are buying.

Two things are particularly important, whichever route the individual chooses to go down. Firstly a history of the vehicle in terms of servicing and maintenance routine is crucial, and should have been kept and completed by the individual owning the vehicle in conjunction with hopefully a Kubota dealership.

Secondly, is an indication of the use of the vehicle. This can normally be gathered quite easily by finding out what type of work the utility vehicle has been involved in, and on what type of land for construction area this work has taken place.

This should give a fairly good indication of the condition of the of the utility vehicle, and act as a good guide to what is a realistic price for its sale.

Kubota RTV Accessories

The number and range of accessories for a Kubota RTV is extensive, and covers a wide range of needs on many different utility vehicles, often stretching back over many years  Many older Kubota RTVs  could be easily improved with a minor upgrade, often instead of buying a new one.

Listed below are some of the main accessories that are available, either directly from Kubota or from a third-party manufacturer. If buying from a third party, make sure that the specs are identical to what is needed for your specific utility vehicle.

  • Windshields /Roofs/Body
  • Mirrors
  • Cab Enclosure/ Heaters
  • Doors
  • Storage/Racks
  • Bumpers/Winches/Mounts
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Drivetrains – Steering Stash Lift Kits/Wheel Spacers
  • Lights and Mounts
  • Seats
  • Ski and Track System

Kubota RTV Problems

Knowing in advance any problems you may encounter with a Kubota RTV, can be a really smart move, giving you a heads up before committing yourself. A good place to start is Kubota, itself. Any problems enccountered during manufacture, or defects that may lead to aproduct recall will be notified by Kubota to all existing customers, and should be available on the main Kubota website.

Another good place to go, and a source of invaluable information are the various discussion forums that exist, such as tractorbynet etc. There are many of them, they have been around along time and are still very active. Members of these forums tend to have a lot of experience and are usually more than willing to help.

Problesm can also arise from lack of maintenence and servicing, or by incorrect fitting of parts. One common problem reported with Kubota RTV’s is damage done to the transmission of the vehicle as a consequence of it not being regularly serviced.

Kubota RTV Prices

Many dealers won’t quote a price on their websites, instead they ask for your details and say they will give you aquote. This is really a bit of a cop out, and something to be avoided.

All vehicles will have a list price, set by the manufacturer, similar to cars and trucks. Each dealership will have considerable room to vary thsi list price. This is normally done by discounts, low interest rates, special deals and deals on servicing and maintenance.

It is worth finding out as much information as you can about the pricing, before approaching a dealership. It is easily do-able to negotiate with dealerships over the phone or online before visiting them, which puts the purchaser in a much stronger buying position.

It is also worth contacting several dealerships, even some quite a distance away from where you live, as they may be willing to include delivery as part of a deal.

Kubota RTV Specs

Every utility vehicle is built to slightly different specifications, with a number of standard features common to all models. Different specs normally centred around the engine HP, the transmission and whether or not is gas or diesel.

Other specifications center around the type of transmission, the maximum travelling speed, the wheels and drive system, the differential lock, gift selection.

Also brakes and steering, suspension, dimensions covering length, width, height, will base, turning diameter, payload capacity and weight. also the cargo bed with, length and depth, its volume and bed height. Tires,, body color, speedometer, phonecard and headrest arealso items to be considered.

Kubota RTV Reviews.

Product reviews, if used correctly can be extremely helpful, when relating to any type of utility vehicle. There are a significant number of reviews available as videos, mainly on YouTube. These are normally produced by dealerships, and there is no attempt to disguise this their inherent link to Kubota.

As a customer, with one of these videos, you will get to see the Kubota utility vehicle at its best, which can be a valuable selling point.

Other reviews online should be taken with more caution, as it is not always entirely clear who is writing the review, and whether or not they have an agenda. This can apply to both good and bad reviews. The best place to find out genuine information and feedback on all Kubota utility vehicles is really from discussion forums as mentioned above, such as  tractorbynet.

Kubota RTV Optional Implements

  • Blades
  • Sprayers
  • Spreaders
  • Sweepers
  • Snowblowers

KUBOTA UTILITY VEHICLE RANGE

KUBOTA RTV 400

KUBOTA RTV 500

KUBOTA RTV 900

KUBOTA RTV 1140

KUBOTA RTV-X900

KUBOTA RTV-X1100

KUBOTA RTV – X1120

KUBOTA RTV –  X1140

KUBOTA RTV – XG850

Kubota RTV and Utility Vehicle Guide

A Kubota RTV is what Kubota refer to as a utility vehicle, and can be thought of as a very small type of truck that can be used in addition to a Kubota tractor or Kubota construction vehicle, that can benefit a wide range of individuals and individual users.

A Kubota RTV will be available from any Kubota dealer, and it is a good idea to consider combining the negotiation of purchasing a Kubota tractor with any Kubota RTV that you may be thinking of buying at the same time.

The current range of Kubota RTV vehicles is as follows

RTV 400Ci

RTV 500

RTV 900XT

RTV 1140CPX

Aside from the purchase price of the Kubota RTV, there is likely to be consideration in terms of what it can be used for and why it is needed. A lot of this will depend upon the type of work that anyone thinking of buying one is considering using a Kubota tractor for as well.

KUBOTA RTV

The type of work that any type of tractor is normally used for can be thought of in a variety of settings, that tend to go from small holdings such as small farms through to large agricultural or industrial developments.

Kubota RTVs can be used for the development of a rural lifestyle, and can have many functions for the benefit of people running any type of gardening or land center, or any type of grounds maintenance in either a home or a small farm.

In addition Kubota RTV’s are often used for a wide variety of estate management tasks, that can include towing and material handling, gardening, landscaping and working a vegetable garden.

It is best to think of a Kubota RTV in terms of how it is referred to as a utility vehicle.

Its usage will be in addition to effectively as a companion to a type of Kubota tractor that will be used in a variety of work or commercial settings.

KUBOTA RTV 1100

A Kubota RTV 1100 can be an immense amount of fun to use, and is often bought to use both for work purposes and also as a bit of a  grown up toy, although often used for serious levels of activity as well.

What often a Kubota RTV 1100 will be used on some type of farm or agricultural complex, and this raises huge and very important safety issues which are not  always given the attention that they should be.

Any type of farm environment or agricultural complex carries with it certain risks which need to be identified and managed as a deliberate and definite process.

Because farms and agricultural environments differ hugely in their nature there is no standard uniformity in terms of work or work environment that would otherwise define both the risks and safety protocols needed for the safe use of a Kubota RTV  1100.

This lack of uniformity is obviously one of the main appealing factors for many people who own or run any type of farm or large agricultural environment.

Given the nature of the safety issues such if the person responsible for running the business is aware of the various safety concerns, then significant measures can be taken to minimise these risks.

KUBOTA RTV 1100

With many small and even larger farms, there is a real overlap between home and work, both in terms of the physical environment and in terms of the day-to-day running of the operation.

This means that more day-to-day boundaries that exist in a more routine type work environment not there, and allowances have to be made for the indications of that.

It is common in a number of farms for family members to work as part of the farm, not least of all because there are quite often no real restrictions in terms of age at topical to the type of work being done.

This means that it is quite possible for a person of a relatively young age to be driving or using a Kubota RTV 1100 when realistically they are not of an age when  they are competent to do so.

The safety issues of using a Kubota  tractor or RTV 1100 are very real, and should be addressed in the context of identifying what the risks are, both in terms of the nature of the environment, the type of work being done and the age and capabilities of the people employed or being used to do the work in the first place.

KUBOTA RTV CREDIT

Buying or leasing a Kubota rtv will inevitably involve some type of credit arrangement, and getting a quote  from Kubota credit can be a useful starting point, in order to compare terms and conditions with other quotes from other financial institutions such as a bank or a credit union.

It is important to understand the principles of leasing an RTV in order to be able to make a valid comparison, both with other financial quotes, and with the costs that would be involved in buying a Kubota rtv outright.

Leasing an rtv is similar in many ways to a long-term rental.

A credit lease is a legal document that wi to effectively take ownership of the Kubota rtv for a fixed period of time, normally a number of months up to  several years.

The customer will pay a monthly charge to kubota or Kubota credit over the period of the lease.

The customer will also pay a down payment at the outset of the lease, and also what is known as a lease end payment when the term of the lease expires.

There are also likely to be costs incurred relating to the condition  of the Kubota rtv when it is effectively handed back in at the end of the lease.

The customer is responsible for the condition or state of the rtv during the term of the lease, and will be expected to make good any excessive wear or tear which will be assessed once the lease has finished.

KUBOTA RTV CREDIT

At the end of the lease, it is quite likely that the customer will be given an opportunity to purchase the rtv outright, and depending upon their circumstances this may or may not make financial sense.

If the customer receives a financial offer of credit from Kubota / Kubota Credit  or any other financial institution, such an offer may be dependent on  a cosigner of the lease.

This normally happens either when the person taking out a credit arrangement is  quite young, and the cosigner is either a parent or guardian, or where the applicant’s credit history is either poor or unproven.

In any event, if a cosigner is required it is important to realise that they assume joint financial responsibility with the applicant for all financial terms and conditions that are specified in the lease.

What is a Kubota rtv ?

A Kubota rtv refers to a Krtv series of utility vehicles, a wide range of vehicles that can be used for a wide variety of different tasks alongside more recognisable Kubota tractors and agricultural machinery. The term utility vehicle means that it is a vehicle with potential for a large number of different uses.

A Kubota rtv is normally powered by a three cylinder Kubota diesel engine, which is widely regarded in the industry as one of the most reliable engines available.

A Kubota rtv is likely to be used off-road a lot of time, and most if not all Kubota rtv’s will be fitted with responsive hydrostatic power steering. Power steering is hugely important given the size of a Kubota rtv, but also given the nature of the land that is likely to be used on.

A Kubota rtv can also be used alongside tractors and agricultural machinery for various types of lifting and pulling work such as log carrying etc. For this reason it is important that a Kubota can be easily manoeuvred in different types of terrain and in difficult land management situations.

Kubota rtv – ROPS

A Kubota rtv is likely to be fitted with what is known as a rollover protective structure. These are standard on many new and current Kubota tractors and other pieces of Kubota agricultural machinery.

These are an essential part of the safety operation of a Kubota. In the event of the Kubota rtv overturning for any reason, the rollover protective structure will give some measure of additional safety against the driver or operative of the Kubota being crushed under the weight of the vehicle.

If the Kubota rtv has a seatbelt fitted, then this should always be used. If the Kubota but not have a seatbelt fitted, then it is a good idea to approach a Kubota dealer and request that one be fitted.

The operating area of a Kubota rtv has been designed with an understanding that the operative may spend a fair degree of time driving and operating the . To this end the seating and instrumentation layout of the Kubota rtv has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible.

A Kubota rtv should be seen and thought of as a utility vehicle that can be used as an addition to other types of Kubota tractor and agricultural equipment.

It can be used alongside tractors and construction equipment to facilitate the work that these other pieces of Kubota machinery do. This type of work can be done on larger residential or smallholding properties, on small farms, or for towing or material handling.

A Kubota rtv is an ideal fit for a rural lifestyle approach to managing land areas such as vegetable gardens or estate management. Small farms that do not have much leeway in terms of budget could find that a Kubotartv is an ideal fit for doing a certain amount of work that would otherwise be time-consuming and ineffective.