Kubota L3901 : Specs, Parts, Attachments, Reviews
The Kubota L3901 is a compact diesel tractor, that has proved to be one of the most versatile and popular tractors in the market. Kubota have a reputation for building tractors that are small, but also incredibly powerful and versatile.
The L3901 is cleverly designed to be both comfortable and practical, and places great emphasis on all-round visibility that both enhances job performance, and gives a greater sense of safety for the cab operator.
Kubota L3901 Specs
The Kubota L3901 series are powered by the latest Kubota engines, which have always had a strong reputation risk in terms of reliability and output. The latest engines have also been redesigned to be highly fuel-efficient, and has a direct fuel injection system that is electronically controlled.
The L3901 has a gear drive model, which is either two will drive or four-wheel-drive, and an HST model which is four-wheel-drive only. Both have an engine horsepower of 37.5.
It has a dual capacity of just over 11 gallons, or 42 L, it has a three-point hitch that had a rear left of just under 2000 lbs, a rear power takeoff (PTO) that has a dual stage drive disc clutch system and a rear RPM of 540.
The Kubota L3901 has a wheelbase of just over 60 inches, it weighs between 2600 to 2800 lbs, and has a chassis that is 4×2 – 2WD. It has power steering, mechanical wet disc brakes and a two post folding ROPS cab.
Its hydraulics are of an open centre type, had a pressure of approximately 2500psi, has a pump flow of just over 6gpm, and a steering flow of just under 4 gpm.
Kubota L3901 price
The price for the Kubota L3901 will vary somewhat, depending upon where the person lives, what attachments they purchase and whether or not the tractor is a new or used one. The price for a new one will come out somewhere around US$22/23,000 depending upon discounts etc.
It should also be remembered that although the price is important, there are other factors to negotiate at the same time as the price, namely the issue of warranty, servicing and maintenance costs and offer may broaden the issue of transportation of the tractor to from the dealership for any repairs or upgrades that need doing.
Credit is often available for a new Kubota L3901, either through Kubota credit or some other type of finance house. A number of companies also rent the Kubota L3901, either on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. While this would work out more than buying it, for many people it is a short-term option that is more preferable.
Kubota L3901 reviews
Reviews of any tractor are a slightly tricky issue. There will be a number of reviews online, quite often videos made by enthusiastic owners, or dealerships or both. These can be very valuable, so long as it is realised that they are not likely to be particular critical of the tractor.
More impartial reviews can normally be found on discussion forums, such as tractor by net and other groups, as well as many Facebook pages. These tend to give a more realistic and objective view of the strengths and weaknesses of any tractor, and can focus on any specific problems that the L3901 may have had, and whether or not Kubota have dealt with these.
Kubota L3901 backhoe and other attachments
The Kubota L3901 has both a backhoe and a front loader that make it one of the most versatile tractors available. The frontloader type is a Kubota LA525, has a height of just over 90 inches, a clearance of the dumped bucket of 75 inches, a dumped reach of 25 inches and a dumped angle of 40°.
The Kubota backhoe is a Kubota BH77 type, but has a 2 foot flat deemed that of just under 90 inches, has a loading height of just over 60 inches and a bucket rotation of 180°.
Kubota L3901 manual
People often only refers to a manual when there is a problem the product they are bought, but with the Kubota L3 901 manual they could be missing out on important information. Whilst there is a lot of good general safety and usage advice, there is also a lot of practical advice about how the tractor should be serviced and maintained, as well as identifying ways in which the warranty could be breached if not serviced or maintained properly.
Most manuals can be found online and downloaded as PDF’s, either from a number of main Kubota websites, or specialist tractor websites as well.
Kubota L3 901 problems
As with all reviews, the difficulty often is getting objective views as to what are real problems and what are personal issues that someone might have had with a dealership, or with a specific tractor. Any individual tractor can have its problems, as can a car or a truck, when it is new or used.
What you are trying to find out is whether the Kubota L3901 has had or has any current manufacturing issues that would seriously impact on its usage or value.
The best place to find out these issues is on discussion forums and Facebook pages. If nothing readily is found, it is worth posting a question which should solicit a number of decent replies.
What is also important is to make sure that where possible, the tractor has some type of warranty, that will at least give you some protection in the event of any mechanical or electrical problems.