KUBOTA RTV

KUBOTA RTV1100 : Specs, Parts, Attachments, Reviews

Kubota RTV 1100

The Kubota RTV 1100 is one of the bestselling atvs on the market, and Kubota have invested much of their tractor technology into improving its level of performance.

Kubota realised that many of their competitors used engineering and mechanical models that were similar to those used in golf carts and four wheel drives. They decided instead to import their widely acclaimed tractor engineering, including hydrostatic transmission, making it a heavy duty machine.

Kubota has managed to make this rtv a combination of an incredibly versatile atv, with the capability and performance of a  powerful tractor.

This is especially important when carrying or pulling heavy loads, that the Kubota RTV 1100 is able to manage the load in the way that a tractor does, and not get swayed around or pulled by it.

This has led to some criticism in the past about the handling and ride of the Kubota RTV 1100 series. Kubota have completely addressed this by redesigning the suspension and feel of the vehicle.

Kubota RTV 1100 prices / for sale

The price of a new Kubota RTV 1100 in 2020 will probably coming round US dollars 21/22000 as a list price.

This can obviously be negotiated, and can be affected by other considerations such as servicing and maintenance, part exchange, possibly leasing or rental, finance and insurance.

There are a significant number of used and second-hand Kubota RTV 1100’s available. These will differ in terms of price and availability, depending upon their age and condition.

What is most important, is an awareness of what type of work they have been used for, and on what type of ground had been used.

Kubota RTV 1100 attachments

There are a significant number of options and accessories available for the Kubota RTV 1100.

These include electrical items such as a fuel shot off solenoid, and a turn signal lamp there are a number of lights and signals available including the halogen work light kit, the Hobbs halogen work lamp, and Kubota LPD front and rear work light kits.

There are heavy duty tires and wheels available, a number of cargo and storage accessories available and options for the chassis, seats and cab parts.

There are a number of implements and attachments available, including a salt dogg spreader, which will probably retail around US dollars 3000.

There can also be an option is to buy a plastic canopy, a tempered glass for the front, and a front heavy load.

Kubota RTV 1100 parts

Parts for a Kubota RTV 1100are easy to obtain, both from manufacturer and as aftermarket sales.

 

Kubota RTV 1100 reviews

There are a number of reviews of the Kubota RTV 1100, online, mainly on you Tube and other video sharing sites.

These can be useful in terms of seeing the ATV in action, but bear in mind the number of these are produced by dealerships who keen on selling the vehicle. These do not detract from it, but they should be seen with some degree of caution.

Kubota RTV 1100 specifications

The Kubota RTV 1100 the has an in-line three cylinder engine,that is for stroke and fuel injected. It has an automatic  hydrostatic transmission, and hydraulic disc brakes at the front and rear.

It has a wheelbase of approximately 80 inches, a dry weight of approximately 2400 lbs, and a fuel capacity of just under 8 gallons.

Kubota RTV 1100  manuals

Having a manual for a Kubota RTV 1100 is crucial. These are readily available online, and quite often easily downloadable as a free PDF. There are some places that will charge for them, but that also a number of free options available.

Also technical queries that arise from the use of the manual and quite often be answered with in forums such as tractor by net.

Kubota RTV 1100 craigslist

Many people look to craigslist is a good marketplace for buying a second-hand Kubota RTV 1100.

One of the advantages is the ability to search by geographical location, although this may limit the options available.

Anyone using  craigslist should bear in mind the potential dangers of buying any type of second-hand machine or vehicle has a large number of these sales will be from private individuals

Kubota RTV 1100 snowplow.

One of the main number of attachments available, both from Kubota and aftermarket parts, are those that turns into a snow plough.

This makes it one of the most effective snow clearing machines available, and Kubota make the adding and detaching of implements extremely easy to operate.

A Kubota RTV 1100 can be an immense amount of fun to use, and is often bought to use both for work purposes and also as a bit of a  grown up toy, although often used for serious levels of activity as well.

Kubota RTV 1100 safety

What often a Kubota RTV 1100 will be used on some type of farm or agricultural complex, and this raises huge and very important safety issues which are not  always given the attention that they should be.

Any type of farm environment or agricultural complex carries with it certain risks which need to be identified and managed as a deliberate and definite process.

Because farms and agricultural environments differ hugely in their nature there is no standard uniformity in terms of work or work environment that would otherwise define both the risks and safety protocols needed for the safe use of a Kubota RTV  1100.

This lack of uniformity is obviously one of the main appealing factors for many people who own or run any type of farm or large agricultural environment.

Given the nature of the safety issues such if the person responsible for running the business is aware of the various safety concerns, then significant measures can be taken to minimise these risks.

With many small and even larger farms, there is a real overlap between home and work, both in terms of the physical environment and in terms of the day-to-day running of the operation.

This means that more day-to-day boundaries that exist in a more routine type work environment not there, and allowances have to be made for the indications of that.

It is common in a number of farms for family members to work as part of the farm, not least of all because there are quite often no real restrictions in terms of age at topical to the type of work being done.

This means that it is quite possible for a person of a relatively young age to be driving or using a Kubota RTV 1100 when realistically they are not of an age when  they are competent to do so.

The safety issues of using a Kubota  tractor or RTV 1100 are very real, and should be addressed in the context of identifying what the risks are, both in terms of the nature of the environment, the type of work being done and the age and capabilities of the people employed or being used to do the work in the first place.

Kubota RTV Utility Vehicles – New and Used

Kubota Rtv’s are utility vehicles that come in three different shapes and sizes – compact to mid size, full size, and xg. All utility vehicles can be used for awide variety of jobs and work. Many people use them for residential purposes, different types of construction projects,  a wide range of  agricultural work. Many people also use Kubota RTV’s for different lines of commercial work, in the above areas and for more specialixed projects.

Kubota RTV 900 Parts

Getting correct parts for a Kubota RTV 900 can be a tricky process, if someone decides not to buy them directly from the manufacturer. There is often atendency to cut corners on parts and beither buy them on sites such as ebay or other online auction sites. This can apply to new and used Kubota RTV 900 parts.

The importance of buying from the manufacturer direct, or through a Kubota dealer is that it may be a necessary condition of any warranty that is still running on the utility tractor, and ensures that the utility vehicle continues to function aeffectively as it is meant to. In addition to finding the correct part, it is often a good idea to find the relevent Kubota manual, and also to find a diagram showing placement and installation procedures for all parts.

Used Kubota RTV

With prices for a new Kubota utility vehicle probably centring around the US $ 20,000/25,000 mark, many people look to a second-hand or a used utility vehicle, partly on the basis of cost and partly on the basis of convenience. Kubota utility vehicles have been around for a long time, and there are a large number of second-hand and used Kubota RTVs available.

If thinking about buying a used utility vehicle, it is worth using the same considerations that you would if buying a used or second-hand car or truck. If bought from a Kubota dealer, there is a better chance of knowing the history of the vehicle, and the possibility of its original warranty still being in place, or a new one issued by the dealership, albeit not as extensive as a manufacturer’s warranty.

Buying from a dealership has advantages, but also disadvantages in that you are likely to pay a premium. If buying directly from another individual, either through an online site such as eBay or through a local ad, then it is much more of a risky process.

An individual’s  choice as to which of these options to follow up to a large extent depend on their engineering or mechanical knowledge and skill, and the ability to know exactly what they are buying.

Two things are particularly important, whichever route the individual chooses to go down. Firstly a history of the vehicle in terms of servicing and maintenance routine is crucial, and should have been kept and completed by the individual owning the vehicle in conjunction with hopefully a Kubota dealership.

Secondly, is an indication of the use of the vehicle. This can normally be gathered quite easily by finding out what type of work the utility vehicle has been involved in, and on what type of land for construction area this work has taken place.

This should give a fairly good indication of the condition of the of the utility vehicle, and act as a good guide to what is a realistic price for its sale.

Kubota RTV Accessories

The number and range of accessories for a Kubota RTV is extensive, and covers a wide range of needs on many different utility vehicles, often stretching back over many years  Many older Kubota RTVs  could be easily improved with a minor upgrade, often instead of buying a new one.

Listed below are some of the main accessories that are available, either directly from Kubota or from a third-party manufacturer. If buying from a third party, make sure that the specs are identical to what is needed for your specific utility vehicle.

  • Windshields /Roofs/Body
  • Mirrors
  • Cab Enclosure/ Heaters
  • Doors
  • Storage/Racks
  • Bumpers/Winches/Mounts
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Drivetrains – Steering Stash Lift Kits/Wheel Spacers
  • Lights and Mounts
  • Seats
  • Ski and Track System

Kubota RTV Problems

Knowing in advance any problems you may encounter with a Kubota RTV, can be a really smart move, giving you a heads up before committing yourself. A good place to start is Kubota, itself. Any problems enccountered during manufacture, or defects that may lead to aproduct recall will be notified by Kubota to all existing customers, and should be available on the main Kubota website.

Another good place to go, and a source of invaluable information are the various discussion forums that exist, such as tractorbynet etc. There are many of them, they have been around along time and are still very active. Members of these forums tend to have a lot of experience and are usually more than willing to help.

Problesm can also arise from lack of maintenence and servicing, or by incorrect fitting of parts. One common problem reported with Kubota RTV’s is damage done to the transmission of the vehicle as a consequence of it not being regularly serviced.

Kubota RTV Prices

Many dealers won’t quote a price on their websites, instead they ask for your details and say they will give you aquote. This is really a bit of a cop out, and something to be avoided.

All vehicles will have a list price, set by the manufacturer, similar to cars and trucks. Each dealership will have considerable room to vary thsi list price. This is normally done by discounts, low interest rates, special deals and deals on servicing and maintenance.

It is worth finding out as much information as you can about the pricing, before approaching a dealership. It is easily do-able to negotiate with dealerships over the phone or online before visiting them, which puts the purchaser in a much stronger buying position.

It is also worth contacting several dealerships, even some quite a distance away from where you live, as they may be willing to include delivery as part of a deal.

Kubota RTV Specs

Every utility vehicle is built to slightly different specifications, with a number of standard features common to all models. Different specs normally centred around the engine HP, the transmission and whether or not is gas or diesel.

Other specifications center around the type of transmission, the maximum travelling speed, the wheels and drive system, the differential lock, gift selection.

Also brakes and steering, suspension, dimensions covering length, width, height, will base, turning diameter, payload capacity and weight. also the cargo bed with, length and depth, its volume and bed height. Tires,, body color, speedometer, phonecard and headrest arealso items to be considered.

Kubota RTV Reviews.

Product reviews, if used correctly can be extremely helpful, when relating to any type of utility vehicle. There are a significant number of reviews available as videos, mainly on YouTube. These are normally produced by dealerships, and there is no attempt to disguise this their inherent link to Kubota.

As a customer, with one of these videos, you will get to see the Kubota utility vehicle at its best, which can be a valuable selling point.

Other reviews online should be taken with more caution, as it is not always entirely clear who is writing the review, and whether or not they have an agenda. This can apply to both good and bad reviews. The best place to find out genuine information and feedback on all Kubota utility vehicles is really from discussion forums as mentioned above, such as  tractorbynet.

Kubota RTV Optional Implements

  • Blades
  • Sprayers
  • Spreaders
  • Sweepers
  • Snowblowers

KUBOTA UTILITY VEHICLE RANGE

KUBOTA RTV 400

KUBOTA RTV 500

KUBOTA RTV 900

KUBOTA RTV 1140

KUBOTA RTV-X900

KUBOTA RTV-X1100

KUBOTA RTV – X1120

KUBOTA RTV –  X1140

KUBOTA RTV – XG850

KUBOTA RTV CREDIT

Buying or leasing a Kubota rtv will inevitably involve some type of credit arrangement, and getting a quote  from Kubota credit can be a useful starting point, in order to compare terms and conditions with other quotes from other financial institutions such as a bank or a credit union.

It is important to understand the principles of leasing an RTV in order to be able to make a valid comparison, both with other financial quotes, and with the costs that would be involved in buying a Kubota rtv outright.

Leasing an rtv is similar in many ways to a long-term rental.

A credit lease is a legal document that wi to effectively take ownership of the Kubota rtv for a fixed period of time, normally a number of months up to  several years.

The customer will pay a monthly charge to kubota or Kubota credit over the period of the lease.

The customer will also pay a down payment at the outset of the lease, and also what is known as a lease end payment when the term of the lease expires.

There are also likely to be costs incurred relating to the condition  of the Kubota rtv when it is effectively handed back in at the end of the lease.

The customer is responsible for the condition or state of the rtv during the term of the lease, and will be expected to make good any excessive wear or tear which will be assessed once the lease has finished.

KUBOTA RTV CREDIT

At the end of the lease, it is quite likely that the customer will be given an opportunity to purchase the rtv outright, and depending upon their circumstances this may or may not make financial sense.

If the customer receives a financial offer of credit from Kubota / Kubota Credit  or any other financial institution, such an offer may be dependent on  a cosigner of the lease.

This normally happens either when the person taking out a credit arrangement is  quite young, and the cosigner is either a parent or guardian, or where the applicant’s credit history is either poor or unproven.

In any event, if a cosigner is required it is important to realise that they assume joint financial responsibility with the applicant for all financial terms and conditions that are specified in the lease.