Kubota BX23S : Specs, Parts, Attachments, Reviews

Kubota BX23S

The Kubota BX23S is one of the smallest but most powerful compact tractors made by Kubota, and is a backhoe loader tractor that can also have a mowing deck attached, as well as many other implements.

This makes it one of the most innovative and sought after machines in its class, and provides an affordable and versatile tractor that can be used for a wide variety of different tasks, both industrial and residential.

Kubota has developed their own systems for connecting the backhoe and front loader, which are known as the Swift-Connec tand the Swift-Tech systems.

These make the attching and detaching incredibly simple and easy to do, as well as being very quick when understood. This can have a real impact at a practical level and is one of their key selling points for the tractor.

Kubota BX23S for sale / price

The Kubota BX23S was first launched in 2017, with a price tag of around US dollars 20,000. Its list price in 2020 is more likely to be around US$25/26,000

There is always a caveat around list price, as a customer should be able to significantly reduce this by negotiating the price directly, as well as any other inducements that Kubota or the dealership may offer.

There are also a significant number of used Kubota BX23S available at different prices. A recent listing on TractorHouse had a 2018 Kubota BX23S for sale at US dollars 16,900 and hours listed as 168.

There was a similar listing for a 2019 Kubota BX23S with a price tag of US dollars 21,700, but with hours listed only as 2.

It is worth mentioning in relation to hours that the sometimes determine the initial price asked for.

aNumber of hours can in fact be slightly misleading, in that a better guide is the type of work it has been used for, and the type of land it has been used on. This information is best obtained from the previous owner if possible.

Kubota BX23S  attachments

The Kubota BX23S  attachments are primarily a loader, a backhoe and a mowing deck.

There are two loader types :

The first loader is a kubota LA340, with a height of just over 70 inches, a clearance of just over 50 inches, a damp reach of just over 25 inches and a dump angle of 45°.

The second loader is a Kubota LA 340S, with a height of just over 70 inches, a clearance of just over 50 inches, a dump reach of just over 25 inches and a dump angle of 45°. The bucket which is approximately 45/50 inches.

The backhoe is a Kubota BT603, with a weight of approximately 600 lbs, a digging depth of just over 70 inches, and a loading height of approximately 60 inches. The bucket rotation is 180°.

The Kubota BX23S can have one of two mower decks attached, one with a cutting width of 54 inches, and the other with a cutting width of 60 inches. Both can be easily attached and detached, and are easy for anyone to use.

Other attachments quite often include items such as auxiliary hydraulics, lawn pluggers and aerators, rotary cutters, box scrapers, rotary tillers, cultivators and pallett forks.

Kubota BX23S  review

There are many reviews of the Kubota BX23S online, and it is normally fairly obvious which are sales promotions by dealerships, and which are genuine reviews by customers. Dealerships use videos to promote this tractor and its variety of uses.

This can be really useful in getting an overview of the tractor at its best, and at the same time should be tempered by a realistic assessment of what it can and cannot do, and any practical issues that numerous users will have encountered  once  purchased.

The value of a video review is really in showing the individual pictures of what the character is really like, and what its various components such as the cabin, the instrument layout and how the various attachments work.

The other place to get really good information is on one of the numerous discussion groups, such as tractor by net, which has a wealth of information that is normally fairly impartial and objective, yet posted by people who are real enthusiasts. The source of information can be invaluable both as a resource, and as an opportunity to ask any questions needed

Kubota BX23S  specifications

The Kubota BX23S  as a 0 .9 L three cylinder diesel engine, that is liquid cooled, has a gross power rate of 23 hp, and has an electric starter motor. It has an oil capacity of just over 3 L and a coolant capacity of just over 3 m as well.

The wheelbase is approximately 55 inches, and the tractor is a 4×4 four-wheel-drive, with power steering, a wet disc braking system.

The Kubota BX23S  hs a hydrostatic transmission system, with a pump flow of just over six gpm.

Kubota BX23S  parts

Most people buy a Kubota BX23S  as a long-term investment, and one of their considerations is normally the availability and pricing of parts.

All tractors will need replacement parts at some point, either through routine maintenance or if things go wrong either mechanically or technically.

Parts can either be bought from the manufacturer, or from a third party in what are known as aftermarket parts.

If the tractor is still under a manufacturer’s warranty, then it is likely to be a condition of the warranty that manufactures parts are used. If that is not adhered to, then it is likely the warranty could be voided.

Some of the most common parts that are sought are: air conditioning, clutch and transmission, engine parts, filters, commission and electrical parts, hydraulic replacement parts and mufflers and exhausts.

Category 1

3 Point Linkage / Drawbar/ Hitch – Kubota BX23S parts

  • Lift Rod  LH
  • Lift Rod  RH
  • Lower link
  • PTO shaft protector
  • Stabiliser
  • Swinging drawbar
  • Top link
  • Top link bracket

Air Conditioner – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Air conditioning duct
  • Air conditioner hose
  • Compressor
  • Condenser
  • Dashboard air outlets
  • Heater hose
  • Inner air recirculation
  • Mode case

Accessories and Service parts

Brake parts

  • Brake
  • Brake pedal
  • Brake rod
  • Parking brake lever

Cabin Parts

  • Cab Bracket front
  • Cab Bracket rear
  • Cab Frame
  • Door LH
  • Doorlock LH
  • Door lock RH
  • Sender
  • Fender cover
  • Floor mat
  • Front glass
  • Hood rear
  • Inner  roof
  • Near window
  • Rear view mirror
  • Seat
  • Side window
  • Toolbox

Canopy

Cargo and Storage Accessories

Chassis parts

Clutch parts

  • Center frame
  • Bevel gear
  • Clutch release fork
  • Clutch rod
  • Differential rear
  • Driveshaft
  • First shaft
  • Input shaft
  • PTO clutch
  • PTO clutch valve
  • PTO propellor shaft
  • PTO shaft
  • Rear axle case
  • Second shaft
  • Shift cover
  • Shuttle dear case
  • Shuttle shaft
  • Transmission case
  • Clutch
  • Clutch lever
  • Clutch pedal
  • Clutch housing

Cooling System parts

  • Radiator
  • Shutter
  • Fan
  • Reserve tank
  • Water pipe

Cylinder Head

Electrical system parts

  • Battery
  • Alternator
  • Dynamo
  • Dynamo and van
  • Light
  • Regulator and meter
  • Electrical wiring
  • Hazard light/tail light touch
  • Head light
  • Panel board/switch
  • Starter
  • Switch
  • Stop solenoid
  • Tail light
  • Working light
  • Switch/sensor

Engine parts

  • Accelerator lever
  • Air cleaner
  • Alternator
  • Camshaft and idle gear shaft
  • Cover
  • Crankcase
  • Cylinder head
  • Dipstick and guide
  • Exhaust manifold
  • Fan
  • Flywheel
  • Fuel camshaft
  • Gear case
  • Governor
  • Head cover
  • Idle apparatus
  • Injection pump
  • Inlet manifold
  • Lower gasket kit
  • Main bearing case
  • Muffler
  • Nozzle holder
  • Oil filter
  • Oil pump
  • Oil switch/thermometer
  • Piston and crankshaft
  • Speed control plate
  • Starter
  • Stop solenoid
  • Kubota kit
  • Valve and rocker arm
  • Water flange and thermostat
  • Water pump

Engine control parts

Filters and Maintenance

Frame Parts

Front axle parts

  • Differential gear shaft
  • Bevel gear case
  • Knuckle shaft
  • Engine support
  • Front axle
  • Front axle case
  • Front differential
  • Front differential case
  • Front drive shaft
  • Front frame
  • Subframe

Fuel Sytem Parts

  • Fuel pipe
  • Fuel filler
  • Sedimenter
  • Separator
  • Fuel filter
  • Fuel tank

Hood / Bonnet – ROPS Parts

  • Bonnet
  • Bonnet side
  • Center pillar
  • Floor sheet
  • Main frame
  • Shutter plate
  • Side cover
  • Fender
  • Front grille support
  • Lever guide
  • Manual holder
  • Panel frame
  • ROPS
  • Seat
  • Street support
  • Step
  • Step stay

Hitch and Drawbar

  • Drawbar and hitch
  • PTO shaft protector

Hydraulic system parts

  • 3 point linkage
  • Control valve
  • Cylinder front cover
  • Draft control valve
  • Feedback lever
  • Hydraulic oil line
  • Hydraulic cylinder
  • Hydraulic pump
  • Lift arm
  • Position control lever
  • Top link bracket

Ignition Parts

Paint and Trim Parts

Pump Motor System

  • Control valve
  • 3 point linkage
  • Feedback lever
  • Oil tank
  • Position control lever
  • PTO valve
  • Safety valve
  • Hydraulic control lever
  • Hydraulic cylinder
  • Hydraulic oil line/delivery
  • Hydraulic line/steering
  • Hydraulic piston/lift arm
  • Hydraulic pump
  • Hydraulic pump/component parts

Rear axle parts

  • Differential lock pedal
  • Rear axle
  • Rear differential
  • Rear wheel
  • Spiral bevel pinion

Rear PTO parts

Section part

Speed Change Lever

  • Differential lock shift fork
  • Frontwheel drive lever
  • Main gear shift fork
  • Main gear shift lever
  • PTO gear shift arm
  • PTO gear shift fork
  • PTO gear shift lever
  • PTO select lever
  • Range gear shift fork
  • Range gear shift lever
  • Speed control pedal

Steering parts

  • Steering controller
  • Steering cylinder/component parts
  • Steering handle
  • Manual steering
  • Steering linkage
  • Steering post
  • Tilt pedal

Top Link / Top Link Bracket / PTO Protector – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Lift Rod
  • 3 point linkage
  • Check chain
  • Hitch
  • Lower link
  • Mower rear link LH
  • Mower rear link RH
  • PTO protector
  • Top link
  • Top link bracket
  • Toys and Merchandise

Transmission parts – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Clutch shaft/output shaft
  • Front wheel propeller shaft
  • Countershaft
  • Main shaft
  • PTO counter shaft
  • Reverse shaft
  • Forward idle shaft
  • GP idle shaft
  • HST one – cylinder block
  • HST two/arm
  • HST 3/port block cover
  • HST 4/oil cooler cover
  • HST fan cover
  • Mid PTO
  • Propeller shaft
  • PTO shaft
  • Rear gear shaft
  • Rear axle case
  • Rear differential
  • Transmission case

Wheel –

Category 2

Kubota BX2200 Parts

Filters and maintenance – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Air filter
  • Engine oil filter
  • Extended life antifreeze/coolant
  • Filter maintenance kit
  • Fuel filter – in line
  • High-performance agricultural/construction equipment grease
  • Hydraulic oil filter
  • Hydraulic suction oil filter
  • Lever action grease gun
  • Engine oil
  • Gear lubricant
  • Synthetic universal hydraulic fluid

Cylinder head and component parts – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Complete cylinder head
  • Exhaust valve guide
  • Inlet valve guide

Gauges and Instruments – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Temperature gauge

Ignition parts – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Glow plug
  • Starter switch and key

Transmission parts – Kubota BX23s parts

  • HST Damper
  • Universal joint assembly

Electrical – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Alternator
  • Fuel shutoff solenoid
  • Hazard lamp
  • Headlight assembly
  • Headlight lens
  • Keys
  • Kubota battery
  • Oil pressure switch
  • Re-manufactured starter
  • Safety switch, seat
  • Starter assembly
  • Starter switch and keys
  • Tail lamp
  • Timer relay
  • Turn Signal Lamp

Accessories and options – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Mascot Mark
  • Steering wheel spinnerKubota RTV 900 parts
  • Trim

Engine gaskets and gasket kits – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Gasket kit – upper

Tires and wheels – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Tire Repair Kit

Operators compartment – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Lever guide – RH
  • Lever guide and cup holder LH

Mower Deck Parts – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Dial Cam

Exhaust system parts – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Exhaust manifold
  • Exhaust manifold gasket

Cooling System Parts – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Cooling fan
  • Fan belt
  • Lower radiator hose
  • Radiator
  • Radiator screen
  • Thermostat
  • Apart radiator hose
  • Water pump
  • Water pump gasket

Fuel system parts – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Fuel cap – gasoline
  • Fuel shutoff solenoid
  • Re-manufactured injection pump

lubrication systems – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Oil pump
  • Oil pump gaskets

Steering and axles – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Steering wheel
  • Steering wheel cap

3 Point Hitch Parts – Kubota BX23s parts

  • 3 Point category1 lower lift arm
  • Category one top link
  • Check chain assembly
  • Clevis assembly
  • lynch pin
  • Turnbuckle

Toys and Merchandise – Kubota BX23s parts

  • Kubota license plate
  • Kubota mechanics gloves

FAQ

Kubota BX23s Parts

Kubota BX23s Parts Diagram

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Kubota BX23s Parts Manual PDF

Kubota BX23s Rear Axle Parts

Kubota BX23s Transmission Parts

Kubota BX23s Engine Parts

Kubota BX23S  manuals

Having a manual is crucial for both safe operation of the tractor, and for knowing and following best practice in servicing and maintenance.

Manuals are easily available online and through dealerships, either as a free download or as a charged copy. There are a number of independent websites who carry manuals, however, with a tractor such as this one, Kubota BX23S, it is likely more easy to find a free download, often from one of the national kubota sites  themselves.