kubota lawn tractor

What are Kubota Garden Tractors ?

Kubota make a wide range of tractors specifically for residential and smallholding use that they refer to as Kubota garden tractors, or Kubota lawn tractors.

These types of tractors are also sometimes known as Kubota lawnmowers and Kubota ride on mowers. They come with a variety of different engine sizes and specifications, and a wide range of different models.

Kubota also make a range of garden tractors known as zero turn tractors or zero turn mowers.The main difference with a Kubota zero turn mower or Kubota zero turn tractor is essentially that they have two levers that control the steering as opposed to a single steering wheel.

This allows a considerable amount of manoeuvrability around tight areas of land, and allows the Kubota garden tractor to cut and mow land much more effectively in tight areas, rather than a traditional Kubota tractor.

Some Kubota garden tractors have a technology called glide steer, which is a technology unique to Kubota.

It allows more traditional Kubota garden tractors to manoeuvre tight areas of land and areas of land that are difficult to mow much more effectively.

Kubota Garden Tractors – Safety

Kubota garden tractors come with a traditional Kubota engine, with varying sizes of horsepower depending on which Kubota model of Kubota garden tractor you buy. Kubota garden tractors come with a new HST transmission, which allows you to control the Kubota garden tractor with a single pedal on the floor of the tractor, which makes it much easier to control.

Kubota garden tractors also come with hydrostatic power steering, which is an important feature of any piece of agricultural or industrial machinery. This is not simply about operator comfort, although that is important, but it is about safety in terms of reducing driver or operative fatigue.

Driving a Kubota garden tractor can be hard work, not simply in terms of the physical use of the machine, but also in terms of manoeuvring a lot of different types and terrain differentials of land.

Kubota garden tractors will have different sizes of mower decks, but whichever model of Kubota you buy, they are designed to be easy to raise and lower, depending on the type of land that the Kubota garden tractor is being used on.

It is also possible to buy a mulching kit, that is an option on a number of Kubota garden tractors.It is also possible to buy a catchall grass catcher as an optional extra.

This grass catcher sits behind the driving seat of the Kubota garden tractor, and allows you to collect a significant amount of grass in it before you have to stop mowing.

The operative area of the Kubota garden tractor has been designed to provide maximum comfort and safety for whoever will be driving it.

There is a significant amount of legroom available, as well as a number of design features such as a hydraulic mower lift lever, an easy reach cutting height adjustment dial, a comfortable height back seat and cruise control as an optional extra on some models.

Kubota Garden Tractors –  Zero Turn

All the driving information and levers that are needed on a Kubota garden tractor are designed to be easily used and accessible without any real strain on the operative. This is important when the tractor is being used for a significant period of time, as is likely to be the case with a Kubota garden tractor.

Kubota garden tractors can also be what are known as a zero turn tractor.A Kubota garden tractor that is also a zero turn tractor will have two operation levers instead of one single steering wheel.

The operator will control each lever with one hand, and can move them backwards and forwards. This effectively allows the operator of the Kubota garden tractor to manoeuvre much more easily around tight areas of land such as trees, flower beds or any piece of land that is difficult to access in a safe and easy manner.

Kubota Garden Tractors – Kubota BX series

Kubota make a wide range of tractors that can be used for a variety of different work.

The term compact tractor tends to refer to tractors that are used for a number of applications that could be considered smaller non-agricultural or industrial work. This normally refers to using the tractor for a lawn or garden, for like material handling, or for towing of other small vehicles.

Kubota compact tractors can also be used very effectively for grounds maintenance, for gardening or small plot of land landscaping, for various types of large or semi large vegetable gardens, and the various types of home and commercial use.

The Kubota BX series consists of three main types of estate tractor that are used in various types of smallholding work. But Kubota BX 1860, the Kubota BX 2360 and the Kubota BX 2660. Always three Kubota tractors are what would be termed Kubota compact tractors and range in engine size from 18 hp through to 25 1/2 hp.

The Kubota BX 1861, 18 hp Kubota diesel engine, is two range HST, is either two wheel drive or four-wheel-drive, and has a category one three-point hitch. All Kubota tractors run on their own Kubota diesel engines, and these have a distinct advantage over gasoline engines.

There are two main advantages. The first is that diesel engines, especially Kubota diesel engines offer greatly increased torque over gasoline engines and give the tractor a much greater pulling power.

This is especially important when looking at compact tractors, because often they usage means that you need relatively quick bursts of power to go round organ pieces of land or up or down slopes or hills.

Kubota Garden Tractors – ZG Series

The other advantage of a diesel engine, is that according to Kubota they used typically between 20 and 30% less fuel than a similar gasoline engine. Apart from the obvious financial advantage, and other advantage is that the fuel does not have to be replaced if the tractor has been stored for a long time and not used.

This is particularly common with compact tractors which tend to be used either winter or summer and and often exclusively only five a winter or summer. They are sometimes used for winter clearance of snow another garden hazards, or they are used in the summer four different types of smallholding or small agricultural work.

The Kubota BX 1860 has an 18 hp diesel engine. This tractor also features four-wheel-drive which gives it added strength and traction which is essential when dealing with any type of frontloading work or for when using other specific attachments or implements. BX range also have quarter inching valves.

This means there are increments of one quarter of an inch at the lower link end which allows for a much greater degree of being able to control any implements that are being used on the tractor. Often using various implements mean a degree of sophistication and delicate work that being able to use a quarter inch valve makes much easier.

Another feature of all the Kubota BX series tractors is the attention to detail that has been paid to the practical side of using these tractors for a small farm or small agricultural or landholdings work.

These tractors have been fitted with extremely effective halogen headlights, which are a way removed from lights that tractors of old used to have. The reason for this is fairly self evident that these tractors tend to be used often at very early in the morning or very late at night when the light is either coming or going.

This means that it is a time of day when it is easier to miss things, why have accidents or not do the job as efficiently as you would like to. Good headlights allow a fastly improved and safer working environment.

The Kubota BX series also have standard front four position valves. This is another piece of attention to detail that Kubota have made with all air tractors, which allow the driver or operator to attach frontloading and other front mounted implements safely and easily to the tractor.

This is the sort of thing that make driving these tractors much safer and much easier than a lot of others. Kubota have even gone to the trouble of colour coding the levers to ensure that they are easier to see and make sense of.

The Kubota BX series radiators have what is called a reverse air flow system of cooling. What this in effect means is that air is taken from underneath the operator drivers area, i.e.

Of the tractor and is put forward towards the front of the tractor and expelled from the tractor underneath the hood.

This has the dual effect of reducing the chance of overheating in the tractors engine, and also means that the operators cab is considerably cooler than it would be otherwise.

Kubota have also put a lot of work into designing the cab area of the tractor. This is the area where the operator or driver will spend often a considerable amount of time and much detail has been looked at and make comfortable.

There is a high back and reclining seat area designed for maximum comfort for the operator. There is hydrostatic power steering which makes the tractor considerably easier to use and steer. There is an optional extra to have cruise control fitted on the tractor.

Some people find this an attractive option, other people feel that cruise control can sometimes be a bit dangerous because it automates function of the driver having to be aware of what speed he is doing in the tractor.

With the low level of speeds of these tractors can achieve in comparison to a car, cruise control its probably going to be safe enough for most people, and a significant benefit to others.

There is also the obligatory hand rail which allows the operator to climb up and climb down from the tractor with a greater degree of safety, there is a very thoughtfully designed cupholder to allow for the morning caffeine intake, and there is a very clear and simple instrument panel that gives the driver or operator of the tractor a lots of valuable information in a very easy to read manner.

Kubota also make a range of garden tractors known as zero turn tractors or zero turn mowers.The main difference with a Kubota zero turn mower or Kubota zero turn tractor is essentially that they have two levers that control the steering as opposed to a single steering wheel.

This allows a considerable amount of manoeuvrability around tight areas of land, and allows the Kubota garden tractor to cut and mow land much more effectively in tight areas, rather than a traditional Kubota tractor.

Some Kubota garden tractors have a technology called glide steer, which is a technology unique to Kubota.

It allows more traditional Kubota garden tractors to manoeuvre tight areas of land and areas of land that are difficult to mow much more effectively.

Kubota Garden Tractors – Safety

Kubota garden tractors come with a traditional Kubota engine, with varying sizes of horsepower depending on which Kubota model of Kubota garden tractor you buy. Kubota garden tractors come with a new HST transmission, which allows you to control the Kubota garden tractor with a single pedal on the floor of the tractor, which makes it much easier to control.

Kubota garden tractors also come with hydrostatic power steering, which is an important feature of any piece of agricultural or industrial machinery. This is not simply about operator comfort, although that is important, but it is about safety in terms of reducing driver or operative fatigue.

Driving a Kubota garden tractor can be hard work, not simply in terms of the physical use of the machine, but also in terms of manoeuvring a lot of different types and terrain differentials of land.

Kubota garden tractors will have different sizes of mower decks, but whichever model of Kubota you buy, they are designed to be easy to raise and lower, depending on the type of land that the Kubota garden tractor is being used on.

It is also possible to buy a mulching kit, that is an option on a number of Kubota garden tractors.It is also possible to buy a catchall grass catcher as an optional extra.

This grass catcher sits behind the driving seat of the Kubota garden tractor, and allows you to collect a significant amount of grass in it before you have to stop mowing.

The operative area of the Kubota garden tractor has been designed to provide maximum comfort and safety for whoever will be driving it.

There is a significant amount of legroom available, as well as a number of design features such as a hydraulic mower lift lever, an easy reach cutting height adjustment dial, a comfortable height back seat and cruise control as an optional extra on some models.

Kubota Garden Tractors –  Zero Turn

All the driving information and levers that are needed on a Kubota garden tractor are designed to be easily used and accessible without any real strain on the operative. This is important when the tractor is being used for a significant period of time, as is likely to be the case with a Kubota garden tractor.

Kubota garden tractors can also be what are known as a zero turn tractor.A Kubota garden tractor that is also a zero turn tractor will have two operation levers instead of one single steering wheel.

The operator will control each lever with one hand, and can move them backwards and forwards. This effectively allows the operator of the Kubota garden tractor to manoeuvre much more easily around tight areas of land such as trees, flower beds or any piece of land that is difficult to access in a safe and easy manner.

Kubota Garden Tractors – Kubota BX series

Kubota make a wide range of tractors that can be used for a variety of different work.

The term compact tractor tends to refer to tractors that are used for a number of applications that could be considered smaller non-agricultural or industrial work. This normally refers to using the tractor for a lawn or garden, for like material handling, or for towing of other small vehicles.

Kubota compact tractors can also be used very effectively for grounds maintenance, for gardening or small plot of land landscaping, for various types of large or semi large vegetable gardens, and the various types of home and commercial use.

The Kubota BX series consists of three main types of estate tractor that are used in various types of smallholding work. But Kubota BX 1860, the Kubota BX 2360 and the Kubota BX 2660. Always three Kubota tractors are what would be termed Kubota compact tractors and range in engine size from 18 hp through to 25 1/2 hp.

The Kubota BX 1861, 18 hp Kubota diesel engine, is two range HST, is either two wheel drive or four-wheel-drive, and has a category one three-point hitch. All Kubota tractors run on their own Kubota diesel engines, and these have a distinct advantage over gasoline engines.

There are two main advantages. The first is that diesel engines, especially Kubota diesel engines offer greatly increased torque over gasoline engines and give the tractor a much greater pulling power.

This is especially important when looking at compact tractors, because often they usage means that you need relatively quick bursts of power to go round organ pieces of land or up or down slopes or hills.

Kubota Garden Tractors – ZG Series

The other advantage of a diesel engine, is that according to Kubota they used typically between 20 and 30% less fuel than a similar gasoline engine. Apart from the obvious financial advantage, and other advantage is that the fuel does not have to be replaced if the tractor has been stored for a long time and not used.

This is particularly common with compact tractors which tend to be used either winter or summer and and often exclusively only five a winter or summer. They are sometimes used for winter clearance of snow another garden hazards, or they are used in the summer four different types of smallholding or small agricultural work.

The Kubota BX 1860 has an 18 hp diesel engine. This tractor also features four-wheel-drive which gives it added strength and traction which is essential when dealing with any type of frontloading work or for when using other specific attachments or implements. BX range also have quarter inching valves.

This means there are increments of one quarter of an inch at the lower link end which allows for a much greater degree of being able to control any implements that are being used on the tractor. Often using various implements mean a degree of sophistication and delicate work that being able to use a quarter inch valve makes much easier.

Another feature of all the Kubota BX series tractors is the attention to detail that has been paid to the practical side of using these tractors for a small farm or small agricultural or landholdings work.

These tractors have been fitted with extremely effective halogen headlights, which are a way removed from lights that tractors of old used to have. The reason for this is fairly self evident that these tractors tend to be used often at very early in the morning or very late at night when the light is either coming or going.

This means that it is a time of day when it is easier to miss things, why have accidents or not do the job as efficiently as you would like to. Good headlights allow a fastly improved and safer working environment.

The Kubota BX series also have standard front four position valves. This is another piece of attention to detail that Kubota have made with all air tractors, which allow the driver or operator to attach frontloading and other front mounted implements safely and easily to the tractor.

This is the sort of thing that make driving these tractors much safer and much easier than a lot of others. Kubota have even gone to the trouble of colour coding the levers to ensure that they are easier to see and make sense of.

The Kubota BX series radiators have what is called a reverse air flow system of cooling. What this in effect means is that air is taken from underneath the operator drivers area, i.e.

Of the tractor and is put forward towards the front of the tractor and expelled from the tractor underneath the hood.

This has the dual effect of reducing the chance of overheating in the tractors engine, and also means that the operators cab is considerably cooler than it would be otherwise.

Kubota have also put a lot of work into designing the cab area of the tractor. This is the area where the operator or driver will spend often a considerable amount of time and much detail has been looked at and make comfortable.

There is a high back and reclining seat area designed for maximum comfort for the operator. There is hydrostatic power steering which makes the tractor considerably easier to use and steer. There is an optional extra to have cruise control fitted on the tractor.

Some people find this an attractive option, other people feel that cruise control can sometimes be a bit dangerous because it automates function of the driver having to be aware of what speed he is doing in the tractor.

With the low level of speeds of these tractors can achieve in comparison to a car, cruise control its probably going to be safe enough for most people, and a significant benefit to others.

There is also the obligatory hand rail which allows the operator to climb up and climb down from the tractor with a greater degree of safety, there is a very thoughtfully designed cupholder to allow for the morning caffeine intake, and there is a very clear and simple instrument panel that gives the driver or operator of the tractor a lots of valuable information in a very easy to read manner.

Kubota Lawn Tractor Dealers

When buying a Kubota lawn tractor, one of the first issues you will determine or have to determine is whether you buy a new or a used Kubota lawn tractor.

There are advantages and disadvantages on both sides, and there is a question of whether you buy a second-hand or used Kubota lawn tractor either from someone you know, or through an ad or online.

There are many advantages to buying a Kubota lawn tractor through a Kubota dealer or dealership.

This assumes there is a Kubota dealer or dealership within the vicinity of where you live. If not it might be worth enquiring whether any other local manufacturer or dealership sells Kubota lawn tractors as well.

In the event that you decide to buy a new Kubota lawn tractor, then you will need to fight through a Kubota dealer.

There will be some room for negotiation on the price of the Kubota lawn tractor. And the purchasing process will be fairly similar to that of buying a new or used automobile through a dealership.

A Kubota dealer will have a wide range of K lawn tractors to choose from, either literally in stock or available from a wider Kubota distributor.

Kubota Lawn Tractor Dealers

Bearing this in mind have an idea before approaching a Kubota dealer of what type of Kubota lawn tractor you want to buy in the first place. You are then in a much stronger position to negotiate a price for the Kubota lawn tractor that you want to pay.

It is also a good idea when buying a Kubota lawn tractor to bear in mind that this is the point at which you have leverage over other issues, to do with servicing, warranty, maintenance etc.

Bear in mind the practicalities of what it will mean if you need to take a Kubota tractor back to the Kubota dealer for any reason, either within the terms of the warranty or not.

There are very practical considerations about how you would get the Kubota tractor back, and it is a good idea to think these through and talk them through with the Kubota dealer to arrive at a practical accommodation that you are both happy with.

If you are buying a Kubota lawn tractor that is used or second-hand from a Kubota dealer, all the above applies but there are one or two other practical considerations you should think about as well.

Check if the Kubota dealer sold the original Kubota lawn tractor and how long ago.

The age of the Kubota lawn tractor will give you some idea about its manufacturing base and how old it is. It is also important to find out if you can any information concerning the type of land or the type of use that the Kubota lawn tractor has had.

This will give you some indication of its condition and usability to date. In any event find out if the Kubota dealer is willing to give you a warranty covering parts and maintenance, and if so for how long .

Kubota Lawn Tractor Safety

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.

This means are a significant number of safety issues to be considered, both in terms of maintaining and servicing the Kubota lawn tractor to make sure it works as safely and efficiently as possible.

Also in terms of the operation, the driving of the Kubota lawn tractor. This applies both to the age and maturity of the person who is to drive the Kubota lawn tractor, as well as a number of driving considerations as well.

The Kubota lawn tractor should only be used by a person who could be deemed a responsible adult, who has enough capability and maturity to read and understand the manual comes with a Kubota lawn tractor, and interpret and understand the various safety protocols that need to be applied.

There is a tendency to assume that because a Kubota small tractor is often used in a residential setting, it is okay for adolescents or teenagers to use it around the home. This is not so.

Most manufacturers, including Kubota, will suggest a minimum age as being the appropriate age for a suitable adult to be considered able to drive Kubota lawn tractor.

Kubota Lawn Tractor Safety

This minimum age should be taken as a minimum, but the only person able to assess the suitability of a teenager or adolescent is that of a responsible adult/parent.

If an adolescent/teenager is deemed responsible enough to drive the Kubota lawn tractor, then a responsible adult should train and supervise such a person, and be on hand at all times in case there are any problems or unforeseen dangers that may occur.

By way of tractor safety generally, there are considered three main risks concerning the operating or driving of any type of tractor. The first is turnovers. This is where a tractor or effectively turns on its side and tips over causing potentially serious and possibly fatal damage to the driver of the tractor.

This danger applies to a Kubota lawn tractor as much as any other type of tractor. This type of accident only happens when the driver of a tractor is too close to the edge of an incline, or whether land dips for any reason.

The main way to prevent this type of accident is not to drive on any land that is not flat. In addition most modern day Kubota lawn tractors should have an ROPS fitted as standard.

If not then it is a good idea to have one fitted. The operator of a Kubota lawn tractor should also have a seatbelt fitted and worn at all times. In the event that the Kubota tractor does tip over on its side these measures could well provide enough protection to prevent a more serious injury or possibly fatality.

Kubota Lawn Tractor Parts

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.

There are a number of things to think through when purchasing a Kubota lawn tractor.

Before doing so be careful about what type of land the Kubota lawn tractor is to be used on, and the type of work either residential or commercial that you expect the Kubota lawn tractor to be used for.

This will give you a better idea of which make and model of Kubota lawn tractor you wish to purchase.

Deciding on a new or a used Kubota lawn tractor will be determined by a number of factors. Kubota lawn tractors should be seen as a major investment over a long period of time.

As such consideration as to the cost and availability of Kubota parts for Kubota lawn tractors is an important factor. Bear in mind when referring to Kubota lawn tractor parts that these commonly include the option for a Kubota lawn tractor engine rebuild. This is quite common, and an avenue that you might wish to explore.

Kubota Lawn Tractor Parts

Kubota parts for Kubota lawn tractors may be required in order to comply with any warranty or servicing or maintenance agreement that might be in force or made available upon purchase of a Kubota lawn tractor.

This is an important consideration to look into, as failure to use Kubota parts might violate any warranty or the terms of any warranty to the extent that it could be voided.

There are many discussion forums and websites where there is much information to be found about different types of Kubota in lawn tractor parts, their availability, their cost and the best place to buy them from.

If you’re going to use information obtained via the Internet to buy any type of Kubota parts for any make of Kubota lawn tractor, then it is a good idea to try and obtain if you do not already have one, a Kubota manual for the specific model of Kubota lawn tractor that you are going to be replacing the part on.

Kubota parts can sometimes be advertised as such without being officially recognised by Kubota as being manufactured by them. It can sometimes be a grey area as to what our official Kubota parts and which are not.

If in any doubt it is much wiser to use a Kubota dealer both to buy a Kubota lawn tractor, to have that Kubota lawn tractor serviced and maintained by them, and for the Kubota dealer to use any Kubota parts they might need in order to repair or maintain your Kubota lawn tractor.

Kubota Lawn Tractor Manuals

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.

If you buy a Kubota lawn tractor that is used or second-hand, it is possible that you either will not get a  Kubota manual or get one that is out of date. In any event it is worth contacting your local Kubota dealer and acquiring the most up-to-date manual there is for the particular model of Kubota lawn tractor that you have bought.

The manual for the Kubota lawn tractor will be divided into a number of sections, but they will largely cover the areas of how to operate the tractor, Kubota lawn tractor parts and the Kubota lawn tractor maintenance and servicing requirements.

A significant portion of the Kubota lawn tractor manual will be devoted to issues concerning safety, both in terms of proper upkeep and maintenance of the tractor, as well as operational and general usage protocols.

The manual will identify significant number of risks that may need to be addressed, and particular care and attention should be paid to these concerns.

The manual for the Kubota lawn tractor should spell out that the main risk for the driver of a Kubota lawn tractor is that of an overturn, and will identify the various factors and contributory issues that can be addressed to minimise such a risk.

Kubota Lawn Tractor Manuals

Other types of risk concern other people in the vicinity of the Kubota lawn tractor, i.e. the land where it’s being used. Given that it is likely to be a residential setting of some type, there is likely to be activity by way of people, children, pets or other animals.

They are likely to be curious about what is going on. This is potentially a serious risk and all other living creatures should be kept well away from any area where the Kubota garden tractor is to be used.

In addition there is a danger that the blades of the Kubota lawn tractor could inadvertently catch an object such as a stone or a piece of debris and throw it out with great speed to the side of the tractor. If there are people or animals in the vicinity, they are likely be injured, perhaps seriously.

It is a good idea to clear as much visible area of the ground as possible that is to be mowed, in order that this type of accident does not occur. In addition it can seriously damage the Kubota lawn tractor as well, if this happens it should be repaired immediately and not used until such repairs have been done.

Kubota Lawn Mower and Lawn Tractor Guide

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.

A Kubota lawn tractor can also refer to some of the Kubota compact tractors, which can be used for a number of different uses on different types of land and for different work purposes.

When considering which type of Kubota lawn tractor to buy, it is first important to understand the type of land that the Kubota tractor is to be used on, and then assess the type of work that you want the Kubota lawn tractor to do.

It is important also to distinguish between a Kubota lawn tractor that is to be used for commercial or residential use, as there will be different purchasing options and issues to take into account.

When considering a purchase of a Kubota lawn tractor it is also important to note any leverage in power you might have concerning price, and use this to affect when negotiating issues such as servicing and maintenance plans, warranties and practical items such as transportation of the Kubota lawn tractor back and from its place of usage to the Kubota dealership where it is to be serviced or repaired.

Kubota Lawn Tractor – T series

T 1880

T 2080

T 2380

The Kubota lawn tractor T series have a number of features that are designed to make the use of the Kubota lawn tractor both safe, practicable and fun.

The Kubota lawn tractor comes with hydrostatic transmission which means there is a single pedal that controls both the speed and direction in which you are driving Kubota lawn tractor.

Apart from making it easier to drive, this is also an important safety function because it means you are left free to drive the tractor more carefully. Kubota garden tractor T series tractors also have what is known as a Kubota reverse awareness system.

This is a system designed to stop the driver of the tractor using the tractor in reverse. This is a very important safety feature. It is possible for the driver of the Kubota lawn tractor to override this feature manually, if circumstances dictate this is necessary.

It is a common feature of all Kubota lawn tractors, as standard with most other manufacturers, that they advise never to use a Kubota lawn tractor in reverse.The Kubota lawn tractor also has cruise control available, either as standard or optional depending on which model you buy.

This again is intended as a safety feature to make driving the tractor more safe, but if you feel uncomfortable using it, then do not.

Kubota Lawn Tractor – GR Series

GR 2020

GR 2120

The Kubota lawn tractor – GR series have a number of standard features that are typical on a Kubota lawn tractor.

They are also fitted with what Kubota described as revolutionary technology – Glide Steer. The idea behind this type of technology is that it allows these Kubota lawn tractors to cut grass in areas that are extremely difficult or tight to get to more effectively.

This is an important safety feature, as often trying to cut grass in very difficult areas can lead to situations where the Kubota lawn tractor could be used in such a way as to risk an overturn or other type of damage.

These Kubota lawn tractors also have hydrostatic power steering, a mower deck, an optional mulching kit and cruise control available for those who feel comfortable using it.

Kubota Lawn Tractor – GF Series

GF 1800E

GF 1800

The Kubota lawn tractor – GF series are a series of Kubota lawn tractors that are 2W drive, and come with an 18 hp K diesel engine, hydrostatic transmission and two wheel drive traction.

They have a hydraulic wet type multiple disc PTO clutch, and a multi-belt drive system. As with all Kubota lawn tractors there is a heavy emphasis on comfort and ease of use for this type of Kubota lawn tractors.

Tilt steering is available, meaning you can tilt the angle of the steering wheel to such an angle as is comfortable for the operator to use. There is also a high back seat, meaning that it is more comfortable to use the Kubota lawn tractor for longer periods of time.

Comfort is an important feature to consider when considering the purchase of a Kubota lawn tractor. Not simply because of the comfort itself, but also because if the operator of a Kubota lawn tractor feels comfortable, they are more likely to be alert and open to safe driving and usage of the Kubota lawn tractor, and less like to be proved any hazards or dangers that might otherwise occur.

Kubota Lawn Tractor – Zero Turn

Kubota make three series of zero turn Kubota lawn tractors. There are gas models, diesel models and propane models available.

They come in a range of different horse powers, and are equipped to do a significanly powerful job in terms of knowing lawn or cutting the most difficult types of grass or land terrain.

Kubota Lawn Tractor – ZG Series

ZG 124 E-48

ZG 127 E-54

ZG 123S-48

ZG 127S-54

ZG 222

ZG 227 L-60

ZG 327 P-60

ZG 332 P-60

ZG 332 LP-72

ZG 300 RP 60 R

The Kubota lawn tractor – ZG series are a range of Kubota lawn tractor zero turn mowers, that come with a Briggs and Stratton pro engine, have commercial hydro-gear transmission, have a 48 inch pro commercial deck and an optional LED light/steep suspension.

These type of Kubota lawn tractors, zero turn mowers, have two operational leaders that are used to manoeuvre the tractor, allowing it to cut more effectively areas that are normally difficult to reach, such as flower beds or mowing around trees or other difficult areas of land.

Kubota Lawn Tractor – ZD Series

ZD 200 ZD 221

ZD 323-60

ZD 323–P

ZD 331 P-60

ZD 331 LP-72

ZD 326 RP-60R

ZD 331 RP-60R

ZD 330 P-60

The Kubota lawn tractor – ZD series come with a standard Kubota diesel engine, a Kubota shaft drive HST, up to a 60 inch pro commercial deck and a number of other safety and operative features.

These type of Kubota lawn tractors have a high back deluxe suspension seat, which is designed to allow the operator of the tractor to use it for sustained periods of time.

This range of Kubota lawn tractors have adjustable armrests, support for a person’s lower back and an ability to adjust the person’s seat depending upon their weight.

Kubota Lawn Tractor – ZP 330 LD-72

Kubota Lawn Tractor – F Series

F 2680 E

F 3080

F 3680

The Kubota lawn tractor – F series are a range of Kubota lawn tractors that are designed to be rear wheel steer.

They come with a Kubota diesel engine, some with a two range Hydro stat.

One of their special features is that they have a significant increase in lifting capacity, which allows these Kubota lawn tractors to adapt and handle a number of accessories, such as a grass catcher, a snowblower or a rotary sweeper.

Kubota mowers are also often referred to as Kubota Lawn Tractors or Kubota Garden Tractors.

This is an important distinction, as Kubota mowers are effectively small compact tractors, sometimes referred to as ride on mowers, as distinct to handheld pull or push lawnmowers.

A Kubota mower should be thought of first and foremost as a small tractor, and Kubota make a wide range of specific small garden and lawn tractors for a variety of uses.

In addition Kubota make a number of tractors that they intend for use as a rural lifestyle accessory, which can also be considered as garden or land tractors, such as the Kubota BX and Kubota B range of tractor.

The specific type of Kubota mower such as the Kubota GR, the Kubota F, the Kubota X and the Kubota Z range of tractors are all intended for a variety of uses that are both residential and potentially commercial usable.

A standard Kubota mower will be intended for a relatively large amount of land that could be a private garden or some type of ground maintenance work.

Whilst it is likely to facilitate the mowing of grass or a lawn, it can also be used for a variety of other purposes as well.

The type of work that Kubota mowers do does to a certain extent depend on the type of attachment or additional parts that can be fixed to the Kubota Lawn Tractor or Kubota Garden tractor.

KUBOTA MOWERS – KUBOTA GARDEN TRACTORS and KUBOTA LAWN TRACTORS

This is something that should be researched and analysed prior to the purchase of a mower, as well as the availability and cost of any attachment or part.

If someone is thinking of buying a used Kubota Lawn Tractor or Kubota Garden Tractor, then it is advisable to take certain precautions.

Whilst it can honestly be of benefit cost wise there are a number of risks involved, not least of all is knowing what type of work the Kubota tractor has been doing before.

The usage to which the tractor has been put determins to a large extent its condition both mechanically and from an engineering point of view.

If buying a Kubota mower garden tractor from a Kubota dealer, then it is a good idea to try and establish if the dealer sold the tractor in the first place, and if so they are aware of what type of work it was used for.

In any event the Kubota dealer should be able to establish its age and condition and its viability as an ongoing tractor.

The dealer should be able to offer some type of warranty, and should give you a basic understanding of costs involved in terms of any servicing and maintenance plans.

Anyone using a Kubota lawn tractor or Kubota Garden tractor should read the manual that comes with it thoroughly.

If buying a used Kubota tractor and there is no manual available than a number are available online that may relate to the specific model or one relatively similar.

There are a number of important safety considerations to be taken into account when using any type of garden tractor, most importantly that it should never be used on a slope of any type and should allways be used on flat land. Also that a Kubota mower should never be reversed and should always be driven in a forward motion.

KUBOTA LAWN TRACTORS

Kubota lawn tractors are inevitably thought of as being relevant to people’s domestic gardens where there is sufficient land to warrant a ride on mower, or simply where the people who own the land feel the need to own and use such a machine.

These  lawn tractors however can have a much wider application, and can be used in a wide variety of settings both commercial and domestic.

They can be part of a small or medium-sized agricultural-based organisation, where they can be used for a wide range of different purposes.

Using Kubota lawn tractors  in different environments meant that different risks are present, and great care needs to be taken to identify both the type of environment where the tractor is being used, and any risks satiated with it.

A significant number of tractors will be used in what could be termed a farm setting or a farm environment, even though the amount of land of the produce of the forms might be relatively small.

There are a number of definitions of what constitutes a  farm, normally by governments, which may or may not be helpful in this case.

KUBOTA LAWN TRACTORS

What is important is to realise that where a Kubota lawn tractor is being used in any type of agricultural or environmental situation, there are a number of specific safety factors that need to be taken into account.

This is not only because any type of farm or agricultural business is significantly different from any domestic situation, but also because of the risks satiated with it.

Much farmland, whatever the size, can take place on land that has either extremely flat or with lots of hills and mountains as part of its terrain.

A lot of farming also takes place in fairly stark conditions where there is not much shelter from the natural elements.

The nature of any type of farm agricultural work where Kubota lawn tractors might be used to make it a potentially more hazardous environment, where potential risks to life or limb need to be carefully evaluated and wherever possible guarded against or mitigated.

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Kubota lawn tractor

 

The Kubota lawn tractor will have a number of buttons and levers and various control mechanisms vacated on the dashboard and the cabin area of the tractor with the operator sits and handles the various functions that are needed to make the Kubota lawn tractor work.

 

It is a good idea for the driver of the Kubota lawn tractor to familiarise themselves with these various buttons and levers to understand what they do prior to using the tractor for the first time, not least to be aware of what they do.

 

Knowing what a button or a lever does is important both in terms of what it does and what it does not do. You do not want to press it to have to find out.

 

Somewhere on the control panel of the Kubota lawn tractor will be a mechanism for starting and stopping the blades of the Kubota lawn tractor whilst the tractor is in use.

 

It is important to remember that if you are driving the Kubota lawn tractor over any type of land that could damage the blades, such as a gravel path or a concrete patio or similar’s, then the blades should be switched off prior to driving over that type of land.

 

The blades of the Kubota lawn tractor can then be re-engaged when the tractor is back on land such as grass where the blades can be turned back on.

 

There are a number of residential settings where the Kubota lawn tractor will be used which involve moving from one piece of land to another, often crossing paths or public highways or similar in the process.

 

It is important to be especially aware when moving from one piece of land to another of potential risks or hazards, such as pedestrians or other motor vehicles that may be in the facility.

 

It is important to remember that the Kubota lawn tractor is not designed to be used on roads or public highways. It is also important to remember that other people whatever they are doing, are not expecting to see or encounter a tractor and as such will be unprepared.

 

It is important for the driver or operator of the Kubota lawn tractor to take the initiative in making sure that there are no safety issues, and that an awareness of the environment is paramount when moving from any type of land to another, especially public highways.

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Kubota lawn tractor

 

This a lot of the factors concerning safety around driving or operating a Kubota lawn tractor in many ways simply common sense, but often need restating or clarifying in the context of a particular situation where they may either be lost or simply not thought about.

 

When using a Kubota lawn tractor as a mechanism for mowing lawns, which is its primary function although there are other potential uses, one of the main considerations will be the discharge of grass, i.e. where it is to go.

 

So long as this is thought of before using or driving the Kubota lawn tractor, it need not be a dangerous hazard. An awareness of the fact that grass is to be discharged, and an awareness of the land on which the Kubota lawn tractor is to be used will give the operator a sense of the best way of disposing of the discharge of grass from the tractor.

 

It is always important when using the Kubota lawn tractor to make sure that the discharge cover or grass catcher if one is being used, is in its proper place and fitted and working properly. This is one of a number of safety checks should be carried out prior to the Kubota lawn tractor being started and being used.

 

The most dangerous element of a Kubota lawn tractor is also its most important feature in terms of its function as a tractor, that of the blades that are used to cut the grass.

 

It is important that neither the operator or anyone else ever put their hands or any other part of their body underneath the tractor where the blades are located, whether the Kubota lawn tractor is switched on or off. Even when the tractor has been switched off and is stationary, there is always a danger of someone harming themselves into some way.

 

The dangers of this are more apparent with snowblowers, which can include a Kubota lawn tractor which is adapted as such by way of an accessory. Many people will put their hands into the area of the blades when a snowblower has been turned off, in the mistaken belief that there is no power and therefore it is safe to do it.

 

With snow blowers particularly there is a buildup of energy that still remains even once the tractor or snowblower has been turned off. This means the blades can still go round and cause serious damage to someone’s hand or foot.

 

The same principle applies to a Kubota lawn tractor, whatever it is being used for.

 

 

 

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Kubota lawn tractor

 

One of the most important but underrated safety features of driving a Kubota lawn tractor is the clothing or apparel that the operator or the driver of the tractor is wearing. This may seem slightly odd in one sense.

 

This is a very practical but important safety issue. Whatever clothes the operator is wearing they must be such that there is no risk of any part of them getting caught in any of the operating machinery, especially the blades, of the Kubota lawn tractor.

 

Ideally, overalls or similar types of clothes would be worn, but given that the Kubota lawn tractor will primarily be used in a residential or semi-residential typesetting, it is much more likely that the operator or driver of the tractor will wear every day’s household or leisure clothes.

 

As such, perhaps it is worth mentioning a couple of specific items. Loosefitting clothes and jewellery and similar unattached clothing items such as scarves can easily get caught in things and should be avoided.

 

It is important to wear sturdy solid shoes or boots’s when driving or operating a Kubota lawn tractor. The Kubota lawn tractor should never be used by someone who is not wearing any shoes i.e. is barefoot, or wearing sandals or slippers.

 

It is always important for the operator or driver of the Kubota lawn tractor to wear protective eye goggles or eye glasses. There is always a danger, however careful the operator is, that the operator or driver of the Kubota lawn tractor can be hit in the face by an object in someway discharged by the motion or action of the tractor.

 

This is an inherent risk when using any type of garden tractor or non-tractor and should be allowed for by doing whatever it is possible to minimise the risk.

 

Protective eye goggles can literally help prevent real damage being done by an obstacle being thrown up by the blades of the Kubota lawn tractor.

 

There is also a danger of grass being inadvertently discharged incorrectly in some way this, and this ending up in a very forceful manner being directed towards some part of the operators face or eyes. Obviously protective eye goggles again could be an important factor in preventing serious damageto someone’s face or eyesight, whilst driving the Kubota lawn tractor.