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Kubota Lawn and Garden Tractors
Kubota make a wide range of lawn and garden tractors that can be used for both domestic and commercial purposes.
Some machines are dedicated mowers, while others are Kubota Tractors that can have various attachments fitted to them that let them be used for work on different types of land. Kubota mowers are normally referred to as : Kubota Lawn Mowers. Kubota Lawn Tractors, Kubota Garden Tractors, Kubota Riding Mowers or Kubota Tractor Mower.
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With any Kubota lawn and garden tractor, there are a number of factors to consider when buying one. Any mower has to be a combination of being easy and comfortable to use, at the same time being practical and efficient in terms of the work needs to be done.
Kubota 4 Wheel Drive Lawn and Garden Tractors
A number of lawn and garden tractors made by Kubota are four-wheel-drive, whilst some are two wheel drive, and some are zero turn. It is important to identify what type of work the lawn tractor is intended to be used for, before deciding on the appropriate model.
Whether to use a four-wheel-drive, or not, is a decision should be taken in conjunction with other factors. It is best in many ways to approach a Kubota dealer who can deliver the most appropriate and up-to-date advice.
Kubota Diesel Lawn and Garden Tractor
Many lawn and garden tractors run on diesel, whilst also run on gasoline. Given the trend away from diesel, and probably from gasoline as well, towards electric, it is a decision that should be taken carefully. Diesel prices are likely to rise significantly in coming years, and the availability of diesel they will also be a problem.
Kubota Lawn and Garden Tractor Prices –
Below are listed list prices relating to all the current Kubota Mower Models, as of April 2019, prices taken from the Kubota USA website.
These prices are indicative only, and should be not be taken as a fixed price. They may vary depending upon whether or not Kubota change them, any special offers or any local taxes or relevant additional costs, such as delivery, dealers fees etc.
There are two figures showing relating to prices. The first is the price the standard model, which will normally include the basics available such as a choice of different deck sizes and tires, and the second price reflects the cost of all the additional options and exterminated warranties that are available for that particular model.
A list of all the different options and types of warranty that Kubota offer is listed at the end of the prices section.
Please note that different options available for different models of Kubota mowers, and each specific mower should be checked to see what options are available and at what cost, and special considertaion allowed for commercial Kubota mowers, such as Kubota Zero Turn Mowers .
Kubota Lawn and Garden Tractors – Prices
Kubota T1880 – US$ 3699 / $7918
Kubota T2080 – US$ 4399 / $8583
Kubota T 2380 – US 4999 / $ 9063
Kubota T 2090 – US$ 3889 / $48234
Kubota T2290- US$ 4489 / $8834
GR 2020 / GR 2120 – US$ 9640 / $17730
Kubota Commercial Mowers / Stand On Mower / Walk Behind Mower – Prices
Kubota SZ Series Commercial Stand On Mower $9299 / $ 10052
Kubota WG14 Commercial Walk behind Mower $3923 / $ 4782
Kubota WG^ Commercial Walk Behind Mower $ 1278 / $1728
Kubota WGC6 Commercial Walk Behind Mower $1436 / 1886
Kubota Front Mount Mowers – Prices
Kubota F2690EFront Mower $ 17313 / $48082
Kubota F2690 Front Mower $ 20004 / $ 47868
Kubota F3990 Front Mower $ 55374
Kubota Lawn and Garden Tractor Accessories –
These differ depending on the model chosen, and differ for all different types of Kubota Mower such as Kubota Lawn Tractors, Kubota Garden Trcators, Kubota Lawn Mowers, Kubota Riding Mowers and Kubota Zero Turn Mowers
Grass catcher / hydraulic valve / hydraulic valve for implements without catcher / hydraulic valve for implements with catcher / grass catcher control moment
Work lights kit
Extended warranty – one year, two years
Operator controlled discharge chute / Chute block plate – stand on
Suitcase weights – front and rear
Seat suspension kit
ROPS organiser / striping kit
Maintenance lift kit
Tuff top canopy / deluxe fibreglass canopy kit / sunshade canopy kit
LED work lights
Halogen light kit
Side discharge/rear discharge
Stamped deck/fabricated deck
Spark arrester muffler kit
Front push blade
Cold start kit for hydro units
Walk behind discharge block off plate
Walk behind grass capture adapter kit
Walk behind mulching kit
Front/rear turf tires
Remote hydraulic Hose Kit
Mower deck size
Cab accessories – Cab Heater, rear LED work light kit, roof mounted LED strobe light kit, interior rearview mirror
Cuise control kit
Turn assist brakes
Hazard light kits
Front blade/rubber cutting edge
Sweepers – Rotary Broom sweeper
Side Caster wheel kit
Dust deflector kit for Rotary sleeper
Dust deflector kit
Electric chute deflector kit for front and rear snowblower
Drift cutter kit for front mount snowblower
Kubota Lawn and Garden Tractor Reviews
There are almost so many reviews of Kubota Lawn Tractors and Kubota Garden Tractors that it is difficult to know where to begin. People have differing ideas as to how impartial or important reviews can be, but with a bit of subtle guidance a lot can be learnt from all of them.
You Tube – a lot of Kubota mowers are reviewed on you Tube, especially Kubota Zero Turn Mowers, normally by dealerships or by dealership staff who have an interest in promoting them.
This means of course that they are likely to be promoting Kubota lawn and garden tractors, rather than independently assessing them. Most Kubota dealerships are fairly upfront about this, and there is a lot that can be learned from these videos.
First thing to realise is that you’re not going to be told any of the less popular or unliked things about any of these mowers.
What you will learn about and more importantly be able to see in action is how these mowers tend to work when they go really well. That should give you a sense of seeing them in action, when they are at their best.
Some of the reviews can be quite long, but at least with a video you can jump forward and skip through parts that do not interest you.
Consumer Reports – there are a number of websites that use the word consumer in them, and some are independent and some are not.
If you can find a completely independent body or association that independently test’s and evaluates Kubota lawn and garden tractors, that should be able to give you a fairly healthy idea of the pros and cons of the machines.
Some consumer websites ask for feedback and reviews from people, and what you tend to find on the sites is that you get purely negative feedback. That feedback is valuable in its own right, but can often give a one-sided view of the problems that people have with kubota mowers.
They do flag up problems that can exist, and these can be taken into account when deciding what type of Kubota lawn or garden tractor to buy.
On the whole, people do not tend to publish favourable reviews on these websites, although some do, it is often difficult to evaluate whether they are genuine reviews or promotional.
Amazon – people buy many Kubota lawn and garden tractors on Amazon, and it is a place where people do leave a sizeable number of reviews.
Amazon uses a system of verified and unverified reviews, the verrified reviews being left by people who have actually bought the product, as opposed to unverified reviews which are left by people who have not bought the product, at least through Amazon, although they may have bought it somewhere else.
Whilst the problem of genuine versus promotional reviews remains an issue even on Amazon, as a company it sees it as a duty it takes fairly seriously, and tries to weed out reviews they believe to be fake.
The value of these reviews is largely that they can highlight issues which can then be taken into account when considering what lawn or garden tractor to buy, and raised with Kubota or a Kubota dealership prior to purchase.
Discussion forums – some people have rather forgotten about discussion forums with the advent of social media, but they contain a rich supply of information that is normally fairly authentic, whilst at the same time, contributed by people who genuinely like their products.
There are many discussion forums for kubota lawn and garden tractors, and the most popular ones will appear in any search on Google or Bing. You can normally browse through the forums and the various threads without having to register or login.
If however you want to participate in a discussion, or ask questions then you are likely to have to register. This is normally a very simple process that requires you to supply a user ID and password, and normally authenticate with an email verification.
Members of these discussion forums welcome and like new members, and like to be involved in problems or issues that are bought to them. This is still one of the most genuine areas of the internet, and somewhere you are likely to find the most valuable information you need on any Kubota lawn or garden tractor.
Used Kubota Mowers, and Where to Buy
The pros and cons of buying a used Kubota mower are pretty similar to those of buying a used car or truck. Given the costs of some top range garden tractors/lawn tractors the costs and risks could in fact be even greater.
The basic premise is that if you buy a used Kubota lawn or garden tractor from a Kubota Dealer, you are likely to pay a premium, but you are also likely to have a vehicle with some degree of pedigree, service history and mechanical worthiness.
A Kubota dealer should do a full check on any mower they are selling, and should be able to provide some degree of service history, as well at hopefully giving you some idea of where and how the vehicle has been used.
Similar to wanting to know how a car has been driven, knowing on what type of land or terrain the mower or tractor has been used is really important. This will give you some indication of his condition, and whether or not the price being asked is a realistic one.
Price aside, even if you get a used mower at a reasonable cost, is likely to be a false investment if it does not function properly, resulting in additional costs for maintenance and repairs, and potentially being dangerous to use if certain parts of it are unsafe.
These are all potential risks, which can be verified or not depending upon the purchasers mechanical knowledge of a Kubota mower. If an individual is confident, then there is a wide range of lawn and garden tractors for sale.
People turn to eBay, AutoTrader, Craigslist as well at ads in local papers. The other option is to use discussion boards or forums online, where there is normally a vast collection of knowledge about all ranges of Kubota mowers, where to buy them and what to look out for in certain models.
Kubota Warranty –
The warranty on any tractor or mower is really important, both in terms of the length of time or length of usage that is valid for, but also in terms of any conditions that may be applied to it. Most Kubota dealerships which sell mowers are likely to offer an extended warranty as well.
Extended warranties can sometimes be quite expensive relative to what they are offering, and should be looked at carefully to see if they offer good value for money, and if they are really needed on product.
Comfort – anyone using a Kubota Mower is likely to be sitting down on it for quite extended periods of time, and such comfort is an absolute necessity not a luxury. This applies to type and positioning of the seat, suitable back support, easy reach of controls and overall ease-of-use.
It is really important that all the controls, particularly that affect the cutting height of the deck within easy reach of the operative, and that they are easy-to-use and clear to understand.
Reliability – all Kubota Mowers are designed to be used in different types of land or terrain, where proper manoeuvrability is a basic necessity of safety, as well as key to a efficient usage. Any Kubota mower needs to be reliable, and be able to be used in such a way as to be rugged and safe at the same time
Kubota Lawn and Garden Tractor Models
When either considering a purchase or using a Kubota lawn tractor it is important from a safety point of view to remember that it is first and foremost a tractor, which is a piece of industrial/agricultural machinery. Continue reading
The cost of replacement or new parts for a Kubota lawn tractor is a factor that should be looked into as one of many considerations when thinking about what type of Kubota lawn tractor to buy, whether to buy a new or a used Kubota lawn tractor and where to buy the Kubota lawn tractor from. Continue reading
Where ever you buy a Kubota lawn tractor it is important that you acquire with it the operating manual that specifies manufacturers requirements for operating, servicing and maintaining the tractor. If you buy a new Kubota lawn tractor, then a manual should come as standard, either in hard copy or as an electronic download, a PDF document. Continue reading
Kubota lawn tractors are also sometimes referred to as Kubota garden tractors, as well as Kubota ride on tractors and Kubota zero turn tractors.
A Kubota lawn tractor comes in five different series of tractor as defined by Kubota, each with a different horse power range and a different set of features and accessories. Continue reading
When buying a Kubota garden tractor, it is most likely, assuming that it is a new Kubota garden tractor, you will be given a manual for it, either in hard copy and/or advised to download an electronic copy normally as a PDF document from your local Kubota website.
If you are buying a used or second-hand Kubota garden tractor it may or may not come with the original manual that was given to the owner when it was originally purchased.
In this event you are more likely to try and track down a copy of the manual and there are a number of ways of doing this.
The easiest and most effective way of obtaining a manual for a Kubota garden tractor is to go online and look at a number of websites that offer this facility.
Many of these websites offer a manual for a Kubota garden tractor for free, although this may break copyright, and you need to be aware of the legality of this when downloading one from any of these websites.
A manual for a Kubota garden tractor will often come in more than one section or as more than one manual.
That is likely to be an operator’s manual for a Kubota garden tractor, there is likely to be a parts manual for a Kubota garden tractor, and there is quite likely to be a servicing or maintenance manual for a Kubota garden tractor.
It is possible that these three manuals can be combined as one manual for a Kubota garden tractor, but that should be fairly obvious from an inspection of the manual the Kubota garden tractor itself.
Kubota Garden Tractor – Manuals
For many people the most important part of a manual for a Kubota garden tractor relates to the servicing and maintenance areas as well as a discussion or an inventory of the parts used or needed for the specific type of Kubota garden tractor being referred to.
However, whether buying a new or a used Kubota garden tractor, the owners or operators manual contains a number of important areas that should be looked at and read prior to using or letting anyone else use the Kubota garden tractor.
They will be much in the manual of the Kubota garden tractor that refers to safety, both in terms of how to operate Kubota garden tractor, safety factors relating to the Kubota garden tractor itself, and a number of suggestions or pieces of advice concerning the environment in which the Kubota tractor is to be used.
The usage of the Kubota garden tractor refers both to the actual land that it is to be used on, as well as general pieces of advice concerning the care and responsibility of people who may be in the vicinity where the Kubota garden tractor is to be used.
Whilst some of this advice may seem commonsense, it is important to realise that a Kubota garden tractor is an industrial machine, and should be treated as such in respect of recognition of safety protocols, as well as an understanding of the inherent dangers and risks.
Both to the Kubota garden tractor, the operator of the Kubota garden tractor and any children, animals, bystanders or other people who may be in the area where the Kubota garden tractor is to be used.
Kubota Garden Tractor – safety
There are a relatively small but highly important number of safety considerations to be taken into account both in buying and when using a Kubota garden tractor.
Some of these may seem quite obvious, but it is really important to recognise that a Kubota garden tractor is first and foremost a tractor, an industrial/agricultural machine that comes with associated risks, even if it is being used for domestic residential purposes.
A number of Kubota garden tractors will be used not only for residential purposes, but also on smallholdings, small farms etc, and the safety issues are paramount.
There are a number of safety issues to consider in relation to a Kubota garden tractor.
The most common cause of tractor accidents generally, tend to be when the tractor overturns.
This is normally done because the operator of the tractor is too close to an incline or a ledge, or the edge of a piece of land and loses balance of the machines.
There is a key safety issue here in terms of never using a Kubota garden tractor too close to any land that has an angle to it.
Kubota will advise in most of their manuals that the Kubota garden tractor should never be used in reverse.
Kubota Garden Tractor – Risks
This is good advice and should be adhered to, As well as an acute awareness of the dangers of using a Kubota garden tractor on any piece of land that is not flat, or that has any type of incline on it that could upset the balance of the Kubota garden tractor and cause it to overturn.
By far the most important safety consideration for any type of garden tractor is that it has an ROPS fitted. Most modern Kubota tractors, including Kubota garden tractors have an ROPS fitted, and there should always be a seatbelt as part of the operators which should always be used.
If for any reason Kubota garden tractor does not have either an ROPS or a seatbelt fitted, then you should have both of these fitted independently.
Correct usage of both these safety features are by far the most important and preventative safety measure for your Kubota garden tractor, in the event of a turnover, and as a general safety precautions.
Other safety advice for a Kubota garden tractor will often refer to being aware of the state of the land that the Kubota garden tractor is being used on.
Remember that the Kubota garden tractor has a cutting blade and is likely to throw up any objects such as stones or general clutter left lying on the land. This can damage the Kubota garden tractor itself, and could cause serious injury or damage anyone near the machine.
It is a good idea, if possible to clear the land of any type of implement or obstruction that could cause damage to the tractor. When using a Kubota garden tractor, make sure that any young children or adolescents or pets are not in the vicinity where the Kubota garden tractor is to be used.
There is a natural curiosity in children and adolescents about the use of tractors, and whilst this can be an attractive thing, it should be realised there are important safety concerns that need to be allowed for.
The manual for the Kubota garden tractor, will carry a large amount of safety advice concerning these areas, as well as general advice on how to use the Kubota garden tractor in a safe and effective manner.
This advice can refer to general day-to-day usage of the Kubota garden tractor, as well as referring to maintenance and servicing schedules for the Kubota garden tractor which will keep it functioning to its optimum capability, thus ensuring a high degree of mechanical safety when in use.
Kubota Garden / Lawn Tractor Dealers
When considering buying a Kubota garden tractor perhaps the first and most important question you have to ask, is where to buy the Kubota tractor from.
This applies to whatever model or type of Kubota Garden tractor you are considering buying, and whether you are considering buying a new or a used Kubota garden tractor.
For many people this will be a natural first port of call to go to a Kubota dealership.
There are however other options.
Some people will consider buying a Kubota garden tractor from a friend or through a local ad.
Some people will buy a Kubota garden tractor online, either through a site like eBay, or from one of the other websites that offer used tractors at discount prices.
Kubota Garden Tractor – Warranty
There are obvious dangers in buying a Kubota garden tractor from anyone or any place other than a registered Kubota dealership.
Aside from the advantages of a Kubota dealer, the downside of not buying from a Kubota dealer is an inherent risk of not knowing what state the Kubota garden tractor is in, what type of usage it has had, and whether there are any potential problems, mechanically or otherwise.
There is often no way of knowing if the Kubota garden tractor has been regularly serviced and looked after well or not.
Perhaps the main advantage of buying from a Kubota deal is some degree of certainty about these issues. This should apply whether you are considering buying a new or a used Kubota garden tractor, as the dealer should have such information available.
A Kubota dealer or have their reputation to consider, and should be in a position to advise you about the state and condition of any used Kubota garden tractor you are thinking of buying.
Kubota garden tractor – New or Used
The other advantage of buying a Kubota garden tractor from a dealer, is that you should be able to negotiate not only on the price of the Kubota garden tractor, but also on such items as servicing and maintenance.
The Kubota dealer will offer you a warranty of some type, and you may be able to negotiate a better deal on that.
It is important to think of practicalities such as how you will get Kubota garden tractor back to the dealer in the event of a mechanical problem, or if and when it needs to be serviced.
Whilst the Kubota garden tractor can theoretically be driven on a public highway if such local laws allow, it will be of extremely limited usage. It is most likely you would have to use a low loader or a truck of some sort to get it back to the dealership.
Negotiating things such as this when you buy a Kubota garden tractor are important, as it is the one time when you have any leverage with the dealership.
Kubota Tractor– Lawn tractors
Kubota have a range of lawn tractors and garden tractors available, depending on the size of your garden or lawn. This can seem slightly confusing at times, but this post give s an overview of the range of lawn tractors and garden tractors available.
The term lawn tarctor and garden tarctor also really refer to ground maintenanace and smallholdings.
Kubota Tractor– BX Tractor series
Kubota have four tractors in the BX Series, the BX1860, The BX2360, the BX2660 and the BX25. Kubota would probably describe this range as a cross between amore agricultural tractor and agarden mower. All the BX tractors are fuled by the Kubota diesel engine, with engine sizes ranging from 18 through to 25.5hp.
All these tractors have hydrostatic power steering, very important when needing to use for any real length of time, and help reduce the stress and tiredness on any operator using them. Kubota make a selling point of having really comfortable cabin area, with the need sof eth operator thought through.
The BX series of tractors have high back recling seats, well padded, and a radiator that is positioned in the middle of the tractor, rather than at the front which is more normal in most tractors. This means that the airflow is moved towards the front of the tractor, helping to prevent overheating in the engine, and helping to kep the operator area cooler.
The BX series alo have really bright headlights, really important as a lot of outdoor work is doen ealry morning or late eveningwhen the light isn’t good.
Kubota Tractor – B tractor series.
The other range of lawn tarctors that Kubota make are the B series tractors.There are a number of models in tehis range : B2630/B3030/B3000 cab/B2320/B2620?B2920/B3200 and B3300SU
They have pretty much the same engine range as the BX series, 18/32hp, with the top end tractors more powerful. These tarctors are designed to be used for large scale ground maintenance and landscaping work on smallholdings,
These tarctors are also aime dat people who own vegaetable gardens and all types of nursery work. These Kubota tractors have some similar features to the BX series, but also the following : Hydraulic independent PTO, a powerful HST, mechanical cruise controland again really poewerful multi reflective headlights.
Similar to The BX series , these kubota tarctors have hydrostatic power steering, a three point hitch position control, and atiltable steering wheel.
Kubota Tractor– Garden Tractors.
Kubota make a wide range of garden tractors, which they refer to as garden mowers. All are aimed at a similar type of workload, but differ in power and engine size and certain other features. Residential mowing is the primary expectation of use, although commercial mowing is also catered for, as is grass catching and snow blowing.
Kubota Tractor – T series garden Tractors.
This is the entry level garden tractor or mower and has three models, The T1880, the T2080 and the T2380, ranging in engine size from 18 to 23 hp. All T series garden tractors have hydrostatic transmission as standard.
This means that a single pedal control both the speed and turning direction of the tractor. This makes operating it and using it much simpler and gives much better handling capability, especially in confined areas or where precision work is needed. There is an easy to use lever that raises and lowers the mower deck and a simple dial that adjusts the mowers deck cutting height.
Both these features are easily accessible by the operator in their control area. Cruise control comes as standard on the T2080 and T2380 which may sound a little dramatic, but actually is really useful when mowing large stretches of land at a consistent speed.
Kubota Tractor- GR series garden tractors.
The kubota gr 2020 and gr 2120 are more powerful residential mowers with what kubota describe as the ‘revolutionary glide steer’ technology. Engine size ranges from 20/21 hp, are fueled by kubota’s own diesel engine.
Both models have the HST transmission as standard which, like the kubota T series tractors makes steering and turning much easier and much safer. Both models have hydrostatic power steering as standard, hugely important for any long periods of work, or where working in tight ares or where you need very delicate movability.
There is a mulching kit which can be fitted as optional, which automatically feeds your grass clippings back into your lawn, making a healthier lawn, and making much less of a mess as well !
Kubota Tractor – F series garden tractors
The F series of tractor contain three models, the F 2680E, the F 3080 and the F 3680. These are a more powerful range of garden tractor, aimed also at commercial mowing work, as well as residential.
They range in engine sizes from 25.5 to 36 hp and have four wheel drives. There are a range of implements available to use with these garden tractors, which make them incredibly versatile machines .
These implements include a grass catcher, a rotary sleeper, a front blade, a snow blower, a debris blower and a quick hitch.
Kubota – Z series garden tractors.
The Z series garden tractors or mowers are kubota’s zero turn mowers , and area wide range of powerful machines available. There are two series of Z series mowers, the Z300 series and Z200 series.
The Z300 has about nine models available, and the Z200 series has a further three models available, which Kubota describe as compact models. They have slightly smaller engine sizes than the Z300 models, but are still hugely powerful zero turn mowers.
A Kubota garden tractor is often thought of as a sophisticated type of lawnmower, or as a bit of a toy that can be used to ride around a garden, mowing the lawn as you go. In a sense a Kubota garden tractor can be what ever you want it to be, but it is important to realise that it is first and foremost a piece of agricultural machinery not a residential appliance or toy. The term implements normally refer to accessories or attachments that can be fitted to a Kubota garden tractor that can either add to or significantly enhance the type of work that the tractor can do.
There are a range of different implements available for different types of Kubota tractors, some are interchangeable and some will only work on specific models. It is important therefore to have an understanding of what type of work you want the Kubota garden tractors to do before you purchase one and before you purchase any of the implements that you may wish to use on it.
The nature of the work determines the tractor and the implements not the other way around.
A Kubota garden tractor can be used at many different levels. There is a specific range of tractors back Kubota designate as a residential tractors which are what people commonly think of as riding lawnmowers or ride on mowers. In addition Kubota make a range of compact tractors that can also be used on land that would be designated residential or smallholdings and in effect for top as being a garden tractor.
Kubota garden tractor
A Kubota garden tractor can therefore be either a fairly typical residential garden tractor or lawnmower or can be used as a small tractor with relation to a small farm or smallholdings and the different types of work that go with it.
A Kubota garden tractor should at all times be used in a safe and effective manner. This means that whoever is operating or using the tractor should be fully aware of the range of controls and implements that the tractor uses, and should be especially aware of how to stop the tractor in an emergency.
There is sometimes a tendency to think that driving a Kubota garden tractor is similar to driving an automobile or truck or an atv. Whilst there are some similarities, driving a garden tractor is a very different experience both in terms of the agricultural machine itself, and in terms of the environment in which the tractor is likely to be used. Even when used on a commercial basis, it is likely that the tractor will be used when there are people, adults, children and animals in the area where the tractor is working. This poses real safety challenges, and anyone using a Kubota garden tractor should be fully aware of them and take relevant precautions.