Kubota L3400 : Specs, Parts, Attachments, Reviews
The Kubota L3400 was one of the leading compact utility tractors for a number of years, and was a key element in Kubota’s standard L-series of tractors.
The Kubota L3400 was first manufactured in 2004 and has proved highly popular as a tractor, as well as proving very versatile and adaptable as a loader and backhoe as well.
Kubota L3400 specs
The Kubota L3400 comes with three different options – as a two wheel drive gear tractor, as a four-wheel-drive gear tractorand as a four-wheel-drive Hydro tractor.
It had a 1.6 L three cylinder diesel engine, with a fuel capacity of 9 gallons, a hydraulic system containing just over 7 gallons, and a front axle that took just under 5 quarts.
It had a standard Kubota rear type 3 point each system, with a rear lift of just under 2000lbs. it had a live rear power takeoff system, an independent hydro rear PTO and an engine RPM 540.
The Kubota L3400 has a wheelbase of just over 60 inches and weighs approximately 2500/2600 lbs.
In addition to being neither a four-wheel-drive or a two wheel drive, it has a rare standard differential lock, power steering and a mechanical wet disc braking system.
It comes with a two post foldable ROPS, with an optional sunshade.
Kubota L3400 for sale – price
Given that the Kubota L3400 was such a popular tractorthere are a significant number of them available for sale in the second-hand market.
As a rough indicator as of June 2020 there is a 2005 Kubota L3400, with 708 hours on the clock for sale on tractorhouse for a price of US dollars 7900, another with 388 hours on the clock at US dollars 15,000.
There is one with 565 hours on clock for a sale price of US dollars 12,908, and a 2010 Kubota L3400DT with 160 hours on the clock for sale at US dollars 16,900.
Kubota L3400 attachments
The main attachments for the Kubota L3400 are often thought of as the loader and the backhoe, whilst others these are an integral part of the tractor itself. There are a wide range of other attachments available, most notably:
Construction attachments compact tractor root grapple
Compact tractor posthole digger
Heavy duty tractor post-gold digger
Receiver hitch – trailer mover
Three point hitch boom pole, rear mounted crane
Three point – 3F bale spear, a spear and a number
Three point hitch subsoiler for compact tractors
Three-point hitch garden bedder
Tractor fertiliser spreader
Extreme 48/60/72 inch culti packer
Kubota L3400 parts
Parts for the Kubota L3400 are always going to be needed, either for routine maintenance and servicing, or if the tractor has mechanical problems, either in or out of warranty.
If in warranty, then it is highly recommended that manufacturers parts always used, otherwise this could lead to problems and possibly voiding of warranty. This could apply to a manufacturer’s warranty or a dealership warranty.
If not in warranty, then there are many aftermarket parts suppliers available, many of whom offer good reliable service at affordable prices.
Spare parts are normally required for the following systems :
Three point linkage/drawbar/hitch
Cooling water system
Speed change shift fork/shift lever
Kubota L3400 review / problems
Being a relatively old tractor, there are numerous reviews and comments available online, which is the easiest way to get feedback about the Kubota L3400.
There will be many videos available YouTube and other video platforms, some of which will be by dealerships, and others by individual users.
All have a part to play and give you an overall view of the benefits and any problems of this particular tractor.
There are also many specific tractor forums available, some specific to Kubota, and others to tractors generally with specific sub forums for tractors such as this.
Kubota L3400 craigslist
Craigslist is a popular marketplace for a whole variety of different products including tractors. This market is likely to be populated by individuals selling things as opposed to dealerships, which some people will find attractive, and other people of putting
Buying a used tractor should be thought of in much the same way as buying a used auto. Look at the mileage, which may well have come round the clock a few times and therefore not be that relevan.
Also, as importantly, look at the wear and tear of the vehicle if there is a picture of it available, if not, ask for one. Perhaps the most important thing, is to find out what sort of work that has been used for, i.e. farming or construction or both or whatever, and what sort of land it has been used on.