kubota b series

KUBOTA B2150

When using a Kubota b2150 tractor is there are a number of different options available as to the type of work that it can do.

The Kubota b2150 tractor is designed for a wide variety of different types of agricultural and land-based work , and is designed to operate in a wide variety of different environments and situations.

Having said that a Kubota b2150 tractor should only be used when there is good daylight or good artificial light.

This is not always possible on certain types of land and for certain types of work but is advice that should be adhered to whenever possible.

Poor visibility leads to accidents, either because the operator of the Kubota b2150 tractor cannot see clearly what they are doing, or because they cannot see some inherent danger that might have been avoidable with good daylight or good artificial light.

Often a Kubota b2150 tractor will need to be taken on to a public highway or road. This can be either to cross to another piece of land or because certain materials might be carrying or transporting to an area that involves the Kubota b2150 tractor been used on a public highway.

The dangers of using a Kubota b2150 tractor on the public highway are self evident in a sense, what is important to remember is the change in attitude that is needed by the driver of the Kubota b2150 tractor.

This in many ways is because the use of a Kubota b2150 tractor is often a fairly solitary process, and the environment can change very quickly from one where the Kubota b2150 tractor is being used with no other machinery or tractors round it, to one where the Kubota b2150 tractor is on the public highway and there will be other traffic, possibly pedestrians as well.

Kubota B2150

The Kubota b2150 tractor will inevitably be driven at a much slower speed than other traffic, and whilst there is nothing that the driver of the Kubota b2150 tractor can do about this, they should be sensitive to the fact that it will create a level of tension with other road users.

It is good practice for the driver of a Kubota b2150 tractor to make allowances for other road users when using the Kubota b2150 tractor on a public highway by extending them the courtesy they can and alignment to overtake whenever it is possible or appropriate to say.

Kubota recommend that the Kubota b2150 tractor should not be used on a public highway and that any transportation to and from a Kubota b2150 dealer should be by way of a pickup truck or suitable dealer. This is sound advice and should be adhered to wherever possible.

What is a Kubota B21 ?

A Kubota B21 refers to one of the range of Kubota tractors in the Kubota B series, manufactured between years 2001 to 2007. The Kubota B21 was a popular three cylinder diesel tractor that was widely produced, and of which there are many still in use.

A Kubota B21 tractor can be used for many years if not decades after it finishes production, and this raises important issues about the purchase of a Kubota B21, the maintenance and servicing of a Kubota B21 and the best place to get parts that are Kubota approved.

It is possible to buy a Kubota B21 from either a dealer or second-hand either online or through a small ad in a local paper. If buying a Kubota B21 from a dealer, it is likely the Kubota B21 dealer will have some history of the tractor.

It is possible they sold the Kubota B21 originally, in which case they might have done a lot of the servicing and maintenance as a dealership. If this is the case, they will know the service history of the Kubota B21, as well as the type of land it was used on, and the type of work it was used for.

This is a really important part of buying any used or second-hand Kubota B21, knowing the type of work and the type of land it has been used on. This will give you a good guide as to its state, and as such how much longer it might viably be useful in any agricultural work or production.

Kubota B21 – Online

If buying a Kubota B21 online, either through a forum or an auction sites such as eBay, it is more uncertain as to what background information you can have about the Kubota. You may be lucky and get some history, but you are taking more of a chance as to its condition and usage.

If buying a Kubota B21 that is not from a dealer, it is worth if possible try and get the Kubota checked by someone who understands the mechanics of a Kubota B21, and can advise you accordingly as to its condition.

A dealership might be willing to do this would probably charge a fee. In any event if you are buying a Kubota B21 online, or some other source, it is a good idea to talk to someone in a Kubota dealership and get that advice about issues concerning servicing and maintenance of the Kubota B21 once you have bought it.

This is important as it will inform your decision about whether to buy a Kubota or not.

This also applies to availability and price of Kubota B21 parts. This becomes more of an issue where Kubota have ceased production of a particular model. It is important before purchase to check that parts are still available and are likely to be so for some time.

 

Kubota Tractor Control Levers

There have been many attempts by manufacturers of all tractors including Kubota to standardise a number of the control mechanisms and levers that operate or allow an operator to use a Kubota tractor.

This standardisation applies to most modern day Kubota tractors, but care should be taken when operating an older version of a Kubota tractor to ensure that the controls are located in a manner that is understood by the operative of the tractor.

It is a golden rule when using any piece of machinery or operating any vehicle to fully understand the various controls that you need to be able to use. This is important both from a safety aspect, as well as from a simple point of view of be able to use the tractor effectively.

In order to do this a number of controls have been standardised. The brake control on a Kubota tractor, such as the Kubota B series B 2320 HST, will be a foot pedal, which will be located, or should be located on the right-hand side of the Kubota tractor.

In addition there may be a handbrake, which is a leader which would have to be pulled to be engaged, and could be located on either the left-hand or right-hand side of the Kubota tractor

Clutch control is normally by way of a foot pedal. This should be located on the left-hand side of the floor space underneath the steering column or steering wheel of the Kubota tractor.

It is possible that there is a hand operated clutch mechanism, and this may be located on either the right or left hand side of the Kubota tractor if a hand operated clutch is fitted, it must be moved towards the driver in order to be disengaged.

The control layout for floor pedals is similar to that used in a manual or stick shift automobile.

A power takeoff control system is most likely to be a hand operated system, and can be located on either side where the driver sits in the control system of the Kubota tractor.

Kubota Tractor Safety Symbols.

There are a number of symbols that are used throughout the tractor world to symbolise various functions and malfunctions of both the machinery and the operation of the tractor.

These will be fully covered in the operator’s manual or the owners manual of the Kubota tractor that you should have. Any symbol that is unclear to as to its meaning, or seems confusing, make sure you refer to the operator’s manual for clarification.

These are some of the more common symbols and their meaning that are used.

Diesel – there will be a symbol which is normally that of a gasoline pump with a big D in the middle you that the Kubota tractor uses diesel rather than gasoline. When refuelling the Kubota tractor make sure that diesel is used otherwise it could be a very expensive and costly mistake.

There will be a symbol of a man sitting on a chair a strap across his knees remind you to use the seatbelt, if fitted.

Most if not all current Kubota tractors should be fitted with a seatbelt which in conjunction with the rollover protective system is the most effective safety device available to be used which will Kubota tractor, such as the Kubota B series B 2320 HST. There is a temptation or tendency to dismiss a seat belt is being unnecessary.

This part is because of the misconception but a Kubota tractor does not do the speed normally associated with an automobile and therefore a seatbelt is not needed. A seatbelt is needed on a Kubota tractor for two reasons and should always be used. The first does relate to the speed of the Kubota tractor which whilst not matching that of an automobile can nevertheless get up to a significant speed level.

The other reason much more common, is that in the case of an overturn a very tight a seatbelt should help protect the driver of the operator from serious injury.

There will be the common symbol for alert, which is normally found in conjunction with another symbol such as that for the oil gauge. This, in addition with the ammatter symbols are designed to draw attention to the fact that there may be problems with the pressure operation.

If either of these lights come on you should stop the Kubota tractor immediately and seek advice as to how best to deal with the situation.

Kubota Tractor Control Systems

The control lever will work by being moved forward or upwards to engage and backwards or downwards to disengage.

There is a possibility of a combination clutch and PTO control. If this is fitted on a Kubota tractor it will be a foot operated combination which will be on the left-hand side of the floor space underneath the steering column. The operation will most likely be to move the pedal forward and possibly down as well to disengage the clutch and the PTO.

There is a possibility of a combination clutch and brake as well. If this is fitted to a Kubota tractor it will be a foot operated combination which again will also be on the left-hand side of the floor space underneath the exterior columnof a Kubota tractor, such as the Kubota B series B 2320 HST.

There is likely to be some type of control mechanism for regulating the speed of the engine of the Kubota tractor. This is likely to be a hand operated control and is likely to be situated on the right-hand side of the seat where the operator sits in the Kubota tractor.

It is possible that the speed control is also situated near the steering wheel. There can be a difference in terms of the direction the control needs to be moved in in order to increase or decrease the speed of the engine. In which case make sure that the operator of the Kubota tractor is clear about firstly where the engine speed control is, and in which direction it needs to be moved both increase and decrease the speed of the Kubota tractor.

There will be an engine stop control fitted on the Kubota tractor. If this is a key switch, it needs to be rotated anticlockwise in order to stop the engine. If it is more of a pool push control it must be located within 6 inches of the key switch. It will need to be pulled in order to stop the engine.

Kubota Tractors – Multitasking

The phrase multitasking has become commonplace, and is liked and disliked in equal measure by many people. It has a better meaning in an industrial or mechanical sense, and is actually an ideal phrase for understanding the nature and diversity of the work as a modern day Kubota tractor can do. It is not simply that a modern day Kubota tractor can do several tasks at once just for the fun of it because it is more productive.

It is actually in the nature of the work that a Kubota tractor is likely to do on a modern-day form a large area of land, that it is necessary, often vital to be able to manoeuvre several different tasks at the same time. The driver of a Kubota tractor will need to be able to control and use steering controls, shifting controls and use remote hydraulic controls at the same time.

This obviously depends to an extent on the nature of the task, but there are numerous examples where the work of a Kubota tractor will involve negotiating rough terrain or land, whilst engaged in the work that the Kubota tractor, such as the Kubota B series B 2320 HST, is being designed to do.

Over the years all contract manufacturers have tried to standardise as far as possible the type and colour of control needed for different functions within the instrument panel or control panel of the tractor.

As such, if you’re using a modern day Kubota tractor is likely to be standardised with other manufacturers by way of colour coding of various controls, and where those controls are located within the operating cab of the tractor.

Whilst this is true of many modern day tractors, it will not necessarily apply to older tractors which may well still be in use on many farms and agricultural holdings nowadays. It is important therefore when using any Kubota tractor or any tractor by any manufacturer to be clear as to the age and stability of the tractor.

Kubota World of Concrete Excitement

The World of Concrete may not be the most exciting title for an exhibition, but interesting article in Better Roads magazine, slightly more inspiring title, about three new Kubota compact excavators that have been relaesed – main focus seems to be on improvement in drivers cabs and facilities

click here

Kubota Manuals in pdf

Getting a manual in pdf or any form for a Kubota tractor can be a bit of a nightmare, which seems a bit crazy in todays

technological worls gone mad – interesting discussion on Tractor by Net whic applies to Kubota manuals, but presumably to other manufacturers as well

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Kubota tractor – safety and environment

Young people, the age of which can be difficult to assess, are involved actively in the running of most farms, mainly owing to the fact that the majority of farms are family businesses as well, and as such children will be involved from a very early age in watching and wanting to be involved in the working elements of the farm, such as tractors.

Kubota tractors and other Kubota agricultural machinery will be actively used in the running and work of the farm. Much of this work can involve young people safely, if done with proper thought and care.

A Kubota tractor can be used for many tasks and jobs around a farm some of which are outlined below.

A Kubota tractor can be used for mowing land, such as pastures,fields, lanes, tracks and any other piece of agricultural land such as a smallholding that may be part of a farm. It is important to remember that the term a Kubota tractor can refer to a small garden or lawn tractor as well.

Often these small Kubota tractors are involved in land maintenance work of differing varieties.

A Kubota tractor can also be used for towing a wagon that carries a number of commodities that will be found on a farm. This can range from anything such as grain to hay, which can need telling either from field to field or to a storage container, or to a barn.

A Kubota tractor can actively be involved in all aspects of towing these commodities, as well as they work to harvest them the first place.

A Kubota tractor can also be used for bailing hay and straw, depending on the type of Kubota tractor used in the various attachments that are fitted to it.

A Kubota tractor can also be used to pick up rocks and other obstacles of debris from land that the Kubota tractor is to be used on. This is often done if the K tractor is fitted or comes with a front end loader.

This is one of many attachments that could possibly be fitted to a K tractor. For a full range of Kubota tractors and various attachments contact your local Kubota dealer.

A Kubota tractor can also be used as a form of ground clearance machinery, by being used to pull debris out of land that needs clearing. This often applies to things such as pulling wanted tree stumps and old fence posts out of land where they are no longer needed or used.

A Kubota tractor can be ideal for this type of work,But obviously if young people are being used either in the driving or operation of the Kubota tractor or in the land maintenance or clearance work, then extra safety precautions may will need to be taken.

Kubota Tractor – Power Take Off Entanglement

Many people will have heard of what is known as power take off, often referred to as PTO, a term which can give a slightly misleading impression as to what it actually means.

Kubota tractor safety has a big part to play in understanding that a power take off stub, is a stub that transfers power from the tractor to any type of machinery that the Kubota tractor is powering.

The issue of Kubota tractor safety concerning a power take off stub, relates to the danger of an operative of the Kubota tractor getting their hand or another part of their body entangled in the PTO stub itself.

A PTO stub can rotate at approximately anywhere between nine and 17 times per second, so obviously is extremely fast. Any part of a human being that gets caught or entangled with a power takeoff shaft at that speed is likely to experience severe damage.

Kubota B Series Tractor safety

Most modern tractors, including Kubota tractors, have a guard that is fitted over the PTO shaft, that should prevent anyone touching it or getting near it and thereby preventing any damage to the operative of the Kubota tractor.

The real issue, as with much Kubota tractor safety, relates to older tractors, which will not have a power take off shaft or stub fitted, and it is up to the operative of the tractor to have one fitted themselves.

A similar issue arises with the rollover protection sstructures, which are fitted as standard to most modern day tractors including Kubota tractors, but which were not and are not fitted to many older tractors. Age of a tractor is an issue, for two main reasons.

Firstly is that Kubota tractors last, and are often used for anything up to 40 or 50 years, although such length of service is quite rare nowadays. Secondly is the issue of cost in terms of replacing tractors.

Kubota BX Series Tractor Safety

The cost of a new Kubota tractor can seem prohibitive in relation to the cost of maintaining and servicing an existing tractor, even if it is quite an old one. One of the real dangers with all tractor safety, is that people think that accidents only ever happen to other people, never to themselves.

This is certainly part of human nature, but can be a dangerous attitude in terms of safety both to oneself, family, employees and friends.

It is worth recognising that Kubota tractors are designed, manufactured and sold with a very heavy emphasis on safety.

This is in large part is because Kubota recognise that the safe use of an agricultural machine is as important in relation to every area of work as is the safety aspect of any automobile, van truck or other driveable machine.