tractors

TRACTOR CREDIT

Anyone thinking of buying or leasing a Kubota tractor on credit would be well advised to think in terms of the process being similar to that of auto finance, of buying or leasing a vehicle or truck.

There is one important difference, in that buying any type of tractor on credit is likely to be a business or commercial decision as much as a private decision or a consumer decision.

Anyone using a tractor as part of their business, whether agricultural construction or a smallholding, will make the decision as to what type and make of tractor to buy or lease on a variety of factors.

One of them will simply be the make and model of what type of tractor is most to their liking.

This in part be a personal preference, in the same way that one buys releases a car or vehicle from a particular manufacturer.

The process of obtaining credit for a Kubota tractor can be focused initially on Kubota credit.

This is the credit arm of Kubota, and is geared to providing credit or finance, subject to credit rating, for individuals who want to buy or lease a wide range of tractors and construction machinery.

TRACTOR CREDIT

Anyone approaching Kubota credit or any other financial institution such as a bank or a credit union will be required to fill in a detailed application form, giving a significant amount a personal and financial information about themselves Brewer and possibly other family members as well.

The information required to be similar to any application for credit, but is also likely to request information concerning the individual’s commercial or business background and current business operation.

This may require quite detailed personal information on any cosigner of a lease or finance agreement, on family members and on any other directors or business partners of the commercial enterprise involved.

Whilst a loss of this may seem quite excessive, the extent of it will depend to a degree on the background and commercial business of the individual involved, and of the amounts of money involved in the credit or lease agreement. O

KUBOTA CREDIT and FINANCE

Getting the best deal for a Kubota credit arrangement to a large extent involves being aware of the various components of any finance deal, and being able to compare any offer for credit from Kubota credit with other financial institutions who may offer financial quotations.

The important thing is to be able to compare quotations on a like-for-like basis.

This can involve a number of specific factors, and it is worth breaking down into their component areas in order to get an understanding of how they stack up against each other.

Perhaps most important is the final negotiated price of any Kubota tractor.

The final negotiated price is likely to be significantly different, hopefully, from the price  that was considered at the outset of the negotiation.

There is normally quite a significant difference in terms of the list price of any Kubota tractor, and what a Kubota dealer is willing to agree as the final negotiated price, similar to the process of buying or leasing any type of car or vehicle.

KUBOTA CREDIT and FINANCE

Also important too late by way of comparing financial quotations is the size of the down payment required for any Kubota tractor, as well at any trade-in allowance that may be against a current tractor or piece of agricultural machinery the customer may be willing to trade against a new Kubota tractor.

There are also likely to be a number of optional extras that a Kubota dealer may well offer, and may be of value to the individual customer, depending upon their circumstances.

These optional extras likely to include things such as an extended service contract, credit insurance, the tractor equivalent of gap Insurance,  and possibly some type of deal relating to servicing and maintenance, and some type of arrangement for alternative tractor or machinery replacement in the event of the original being out of action out of service for any length of time.

Breaking the news optional extras down into their specific parts will allow the individual to get specific quotations from different financial institutions that will allow them to be able to compare them on a like-for-like basis.

KUBOTA TRACTOR DEALERS

Anyone thinking of buying a Kubota tractor will need to begin by some type of individual assessment as to what type of work they are looking to do with the Kubota tractor.

The type and level of work that is going to be undertaken should drive the decision as to what type of Kubota tractor would be most appropriate for the work itself.

In the event that this is not easy to ascertain, then the advice of a Kubota dealer should be sought, as they are probably the most reliable source of information that will be readily accessible for the individual to obtain.

It is likely that most people will go straight to a Kubota dealer in order to purchase a Kubota tractor, and while this makes a lot of sense, there are many things the individual can do to negotiate both a good price for the tractor, and a good deal concerning of the service and maintenance costs.

If a purchasing a new Kubota tractor from a Kubota dealer, then the individual should have the benefit of a standard Kubota warranty, which should be available on the Kubota website for inspection prior to purchase.

KUBOTA TRACTOR DEALERS

This can be important because the dealer may offer additional warranties either by way of an extended warranty for the whole Kubota tractor, or on specific areas of the tractor such as Kubota tires, which may well extend the shelf life beyond what would normally be the case.

Any extended warranty should be looked at with great care, for whilst they are normally fairly straightforward contracts in one sense, what they tend offer by way of benefits and the costs involved can sometimes make them unnecessarily expensive.

The other thing to consider with a Kubota Tractor Dealer, is both the issue of what they are willing to offer by way of servicing and maintenance plans and for how long, and also how helpful they are likely to be in terms of you as an individual needing some type of help the transporting the tractor to and from the dealership.

This can apply to both regular servicing and maintenance, as well as help in the event of a mechanical breakdown of the tractor or some type of accident that renders it unworkable.

This issue can be especially important if the Kubota tractor is used primarily as a work vehicle, and if it becomes unworkable that issue of transportation to and from the dealership can become a major issue.

A Kubota tractor dealer should be open to giving you advice about the best way of dealing with such an issue should it arise, and also by way of helping you practically whatever way they are able to.

KUBOTA DEALERS

Anyone thinking of buying a new or used Kubota, whether a Kubota tractor or other type of Kubota product, will need to consider whether they purchase it through a registered Kubota dealer.

There are other alternatives such as another unauthorised dealership, through a private sale, through an online auction such as eBay or privately from another individual.

There are many advantages and opposite some disadvantages with buying from a Kubota dealer, and it is worth having a checklist of what is most important to the individual before making such a decision.

If you are buying a new Kubota tractor or other product, then you will need to approach a Kubota dealer as this is the only effective route to such a purchase.

There are however a number of factors that can influence this decision.

If you live in an area where realistically there is more than one Kubota dealer that you could approach, then it is well worth exploiting that position by comparing the various offers that the Kubota dealers are likely to offer you.

If you do have any Kubota dealers in your vicinity, or only one, then it is up to you to decide how far you are willing to travel in order to obtain a better deal from a Kubota dealer.

KUBOTA DEALERS

When deciding what type of Kubota tractor or other product to buy from a Kubota dealer, it is worth thinking in the same terms that you would if you were going to negotiate buying or leasing a new car or auto from any major car manufacturer.

The principles are pretty much the same. Any Kubota dealer will have a degree of flexibility concerning prices, as well as any special offers that may be available through Kubota itself is a corporation.

As such it is well worth doing some individual research to find out what the true cost of what a kubota tractor is, as well as finding out what the dealership markup is on the tractor. This information may require that of digging, but there are many online forums and discussion groups which can help point you in the right direction.

The other issues to consider when thinking of buying from a Kubota dealer, is how helpful they are likely to be in it comes to questions concerning servicing and maintenance.

This can potentially be a major headache especially if you rely on the tractor for your business.

You need to know that the Kubota dealer is likely to be amenable and helpful in terms of issues such as delivery of the tractor itself, and helping you arrange delivery and collection of the tractor as when it needs any work doing to it by way of regular servicing and maintenance or any emergency power some reason ceases to function properly.

What to consider when looking at a Kubota for sale

With the with the price the price of a new Kubota tractor potentially reaching US$60,000, and their lifespan being anything up to 40 perhaps 50 years, when looking at a Kubota for sale, there are numerous options and many possibilities to be considered.

A Kubota for sale can be either a new tractor or a used tractor. Kubota also make a wide range of agricultural and construction equipment which is also offered for sale, new or used.

The first thing to consider, is the type of work that you want the Kubota tractor to do. This will give you an indication of the best type of Kubota tractor to buy and allows you to evaluate different options.

A Kubota is both a tractor that can be bought either from a dealer local to you, a dealer some way away from you, or there are many options online.

A Kubota for sale online can be purchased either through an auction site such as eBay, or through other types of multiple listing sites.

Kubota for sale – what to look for

When deciding what type of Kubota tractor to buy, in some ways it is much the same process as when considering a new car or auto vehicle.

If buying a new Kubota that is for sale, then you pretty much have to buy it through a Kubota dealer. It is obviously easier to by a Kubota for sale from a Kubota dealer close to you, but it is possible to buy from another dealer out-of-state.

The advantage of buying a Kubota for sale from a dealer is that there is significant room for negotiation concerning price, warranty, servicing and possibly any credit arrangements.

These areas are your leverage prior to buying a Kubota for sale, and it is possible that an out of state dealer might be more receptive to your wishes. In any event that are likely to be a number of Kubota dealers in the vicinity where you live, all relatively close by giving you a number of good options.

If you buy a Kubota for sale online, then the advantage is normally one of price, although the obvious downside is you do not necessarily know the tractors history or usage.

If you are buying a used Kubota tractor for sale online, it is important to find out as much information about the tractor as you can.

A tractor can have a long shelf life, but it does depend a great deal on what type of land it has been used on, what area of the country it has been used and how well it has been maintained and serviced.

As a general rule of thumb it is probably fair to say that if you are buying a Kubota for sale online it is best that you have a good working knowledge of how Kubota tractors work and you are willing to maintain and service it yourself, or do any necessary repairs yourself.

Kubota Tractor Control Levers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kubota Tractor Safety Symbols.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kubota Tractor Control Systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kubota b technology panel

It is also necessary to be clear about what the various controls do and where they are located in a Kubota tractor. They are likely to be three different mechanisms or types of control that are used in the functionality of the Kubota tractor. These are foot controls which are virtually always pedals.

There are hand controls which can be either levers, knobs or buttons. And there are likely to be one or two controls such as the throttle for the engine which are a combination of both hand and/or foot controls.

These controls operate the clutch, affect the speed of the engine, steer the Kubota tractor in the direction in which you want to go, stop the engine both in normal usage and an emergency, engage the PTO, and control a number of the electrical and hydraulic flow systems within the use of the Kubota tractor.

A modern day Kubota tractor, such as the Kubota B series B 2320 HST, will have one if not more computers built into the running of the instrument panel. As technology increases more and more functions will be added to the instrument or control panel of the Kubota tractor.

These may be areas of technology deemed useful such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Internet usage. It is possible that modern day tractors, including a Kubota tractor also follow the route that a number of automobile Manufacturers are going down. This is where the manufacturer includes an automatic Facebook or Twitter account login screen in the instrument panel.

This may sound horrific to many people, but it is something that you might need to be aware of is a risk in the future.

Technology can play a major part in terms of automating some of the functions of a Kubota tractor. The real freedom is in the operator being able to adapt and use functions in a way that suits them and make their operation and usage of the Kubota tractor safer.

Kubota Tractors – Multitasking

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kubota – why black is the new red

A Kubota tractor is by its very nature a far more complex industrial piece of machinery and many people will assume it to be.This is in part because of the technological advances both in terms of the nature of the work that a modern day Kubota tractor is expected to do, but also in terms of the nature of the design and manufacture of the Kubota tractor itself.

In addition there are a wide range of implements attachment that can be used on a Kubota tractor that will either transform the nature of the work that needs to be done, or make such work possible in the first place.

Thinking about safety on a Kubota tractor, such as the Kubota B series B 2320 HST, is built into the design and manufacture of the tractor itself. Colour coding for many of the controls that are used on a Kubota tractor has become standard. This is an important design and feature of all modern day tractors, as it helps to group the various controls together into different functions.

It give the operator or user of a Kubota tractor the felt sense and confidence about what they are doing, which can be very important.

The colour black is used as an industry standard colour in the colour coding safety scheme to designate controls which position or adjust accessories or implements that are used on a Kubota tractor.

Some examples of these controls that are given to illustrate the nature of the colour coding system are – the control mechanism for the remote hydraulics, implement hitches, the choke for the engine, the control mechanism for adjusting the position of the steering column, lights flashers signals etc. Also items that are sometimes thought of as comforts in the operating cab of the Kubota tractor such as fans, radios etc .

As tractors of all manufacturers and makes, including Kubota, become more advanced, more and more technology would be built into the dashboard and instrument panel of the tractors. Things such as Bluetooth, MP3 players, Wi-Fi will all become standard on tractors, presumably including Kubota tractors.

These advances in technology will allow operators of a Kubota tractor to use them the tractor in a safer and more efficient and effective manner. As such it is likely that controls for these items will become colour-coded as an industry standard.

Any controls that become colour-coded should be adopted by Kubota as well, but the operator or driver of a Kubota tractor will need to identify for themselves what these controls are and what they do. This is needed to guarantee safe and effective operation of any Kubota tractor, whatever their controls may be.

Kubota Safety – Colour Coding

The instrument or control panel on a modern day tractor, including a Kubota tractor can seem almost overwhelming in terms of the number and nature of the controls. To aid in understanding how the Kubota tractor works there are a number of colour-coded systems that differentiate the various controls of the Kubota tractor, thereby making it easier to understand what they are various functions are in running and using the safe operation of a Kubota tractor.

These should be industry-standard colour-coded controls, but in any event check the operation of the Kubota tractor you are to use with an owners manual is available, if not then with an authorised dealer, or similar.

In the context of colour controls for the safe operation of a Kubota tractor, the colour yellow is designated for the various controls which operate and engaged mechanisms that use the tractor as a remote power source. These controls are often known as the PTO controls.

There are a significant number of different uses at a Kubota tractor can be engaged with, and some of these will use attachments or implements that need to be added onto the Kubota tractor before they can be used.

A number of examples are often given as to what colour-coded controls are on a tractor, including a Kubota tractor, such as the Kubota B series B 2320 HST, can be – these include PTO, cutter heads, feed roles, elevators and winches.

By far the most effective way of understanding the various controls of all colours on a Kubota tractor is to find one and play around with them. Playing around means using them and finding them and work out what their usage is with the tractor turned off and not in use. It is also a good idea if possible to find tractors made by other manufacturers and compare similar layouts and controls.

This might initially seem a bit confusing, but will actually give the owner or operator of a Kubota tractor a better felt understanding of the need for different controls, and how different manufacturers approach the layout. A Kubota tractor can vary by make and model from other manufacturers, and it is important for the operator or user of a Kubota tractor to familiarise themselves with the layout and functionality of the controls of the specific Kubota tractor that they will themselves be using.

Kubota command center

The instrument or control panel on any Kubota tractor can seem fairly daunting, as does the instrument or Control Panel on any modern day tractor. As with any piece of agricultural machinery, a modern day Kubota tractor will have a number of display units giving the driver of the Kubota tractor a huge amount of information about the safe and efficient operation of the tractor.

Most modern day tractors of all models have a number of colour-coded systems for identifying the groupings of controls that to certain functions on the tractor. This is an important safety feature, and means that it is easier for someone who has not used or not familiar with a Kubota tractor to identify what the various controls are and what they do.

Even with a colour-coded system, the various controls and control panel can seem quite daunting, and it is important that whoever is driving or operating the Kubota tractor understands what the various controls are and what they do.

The colour-coded system of controls on a Kubota tractor includes the colour orange. Orange is used as a colour to identify a number of controls that include the engine speed, the transmission controls, the parking brake and also the independent emergency brake. These are known in tractor speak as ground motions controls.

A Kubota tractor will be colour-coded if it is new or newish. Older models may not be colour-coded – as such should be carefully checked to see what the various controls are and what they do.

Colour coding is intended to make it easier for the driver of a tractor to automatically relate to certain mechanisms in the instrument panel of the Kubota tractor that are important to know.

The various braking mechanisms and controls that apply in a Kubota tractor are obviously important. Depending on the type and make of the Kubota tractor, it is likely to have both a handbrake and a foot brake or foot pedal. Its layout may well be similar to that of an automobile.

However it is important and ultimately the responsibility of the driver of the Kubota tractor to familiarise themselves with the layout of the cab of the Kubota tractor that they are using, and to know and understand where the various breaking control mechanisms are located.

Kubota Tractors – Emergency Procedures

One of the most important aspects of the safe operation of a Kubota tractor is knowing how to turn the engine off, both as a natural process and in the event of any emergency or hazard taking place.

This is important as the mechanism for shutting off the engine may differ slightly between diesel and gasoline engine tractors, and between modern day and much older Kubota tractors.

Many Kubota tractors are old, simply because many tractors are old.

They tend to last a long time, partly because they are built to, partly because they are expensive both both to and replace, and because people who own a Kubota tractor often take time to find out what is wrong with them and do the maintenance and servicing of older Kubota tractors themselves.

This is an important distinction to make, because the controls for stopping an engine on a modern day Kubota tractor will be a colour-coded red, whereas on older Kubota tractors they may not be.

If you are an owner or operator of an older Kubota tractor that is not colour-coded, then you will need to familiarise yourself with the various control mechanisms for stopping the engine on a Kubota tractor.

Unsurprisingly red is the colour code for the controls that apply to stopping the engine on modern day Kubota tractors that are colour-coded.

There are a number of different possibilities depending on the type of Kubota tractor you own, and it is important to familiarise yourself with the specifics of what the control mechanisms are as outlined in the operator’s manual of the Kubota tractor.

As a general rule on gasoline engines, there are red letters on the key switch. On a diesel engine that is likely to be a red fuel shut-off switch. It is important to remember that on most diesel engines they are stopped with the fuel shut off switch marked by the ignition key.

Some newer diesel engines are also stopped by turning the key in a anti clockwise direction to the off position. It is important to recognise that these are general statements, and it is important to check the specific functioning of your Kubota tractor in order to determine precisely what the mechanisms and controls are for stopping the engine. You need to know this in advance of having to do it.

Kubota Tractor – Clutch or Brake?

When using or operating a Kubota tractor, it is important to familiarise yourself with the layout of the instrument or control panel and know what the various colour controls indicate and what the various mechanisms operating the tractor actually do.

There are a number of controls of the Kubota tractor that determines how to start and stop and drive the tractor, and the operator or driver should be aware of these prior to commencement of the use of the Kubota tractor.

This is important from a safety point of view, because in the event of the driver operator of the Kubota tractor having to make judgements in a fast moving or hazardous situation, they need to be able to react by instinct to an extent. To be able to do this they need to know what the various instruments on the Kubota tractor actually do.

Controls on the Kubota tractor will be colour-coded if the tractor is relatively new. Older models of a Kubota tractor may not be colour-coded in which case the operator will need to familiarise themselves more carefully with what they actually do.

It is also helpful to talk in a general way about the direction in which the controls move when operating a Kubota tractor.

As a general rule, similar to most automobiles, when engaging a break in the Kubota tractor there are two options. When engaging a foot break, the pedal is pushed down. When engaging a handbrake, the lever is pulled.

If there is a foot clutch, this may be unfamiliar to people who are used to driving an automobile or other type of vehicle which will be automatic. As such special care they need to be taken of a Kubota tractor. A clutch is disengaged when it is pushed down, and engaged when the foot is released and the pedal let up.

The other important area of direction of controls on a Kubota tractor concerns the various controls that operate any attachment or implement that may be part of the tractors operating mechanism. In this event it is important to refer to the specific model of Kubota tractor, as well as the type of attachment or implement that is to be used.

The driver or operator of the Kubota tractor should be fully aware of the direction the control needed in order to lift or lower a particular attachment, as well as the direction needed to pull up or push away any movement of the implement.

An understanding of the direction needed for the controls on a Kubota tractor is important, as much of it will be done by instinct wanted becomes established in the mind of the driver or operator of the Kubota tractor.

Kubota Tractor – Yellow to go

Kubota make a wide range of tractors, which come with different engine sizes and are intended for differing levels of severity of work, and different types of land. However they have one thing in common which is that they are all Kubota tractors.

A Kubota tractor will have an instrument panel or control panel that contains a number of instruments or controls that give the driver or operator of the Kubota tractor a significant amount of information about how to operate and control the tractor.

These controls also give the driver warning signs that there might be a problem or a potential danger with the functioning or operation of the Kubota tractor in advance. Such a warning allows the driver or operator to take action to stop such a problem or hazard occurring thus preventing damage to the Kubota tractor and themselves and possibly other people.

Because there are so many controls on a Kubota tractor, and because of their importance, it is necessary to understand the logic of why they are coloured and positioned the way they are.

It has become common within the agricultural industry for tractors to be standardised by way of colour coding for the different controls that exist on any tractor. This applies to new tractors and some older tractors, but there will be many much older tractors that this does not apply to.

The advantage is that any current Kubota tractor, as well as any tractor made by another manufacturer should have standardised colour coding for the different controls.

This means it is much easier for anyone operating a Kubota tractor to know what the controls do, especially if they are used to using another Kubota tractor which has a similar colour coding system, or they are used to driving a tractor made by another manufacturer.

This is an important safety protocol it has been developed and makes obvious sense. The important thing to realise is to know and understand what the different colours do and what they mean.

As a brief guide, the colour red first to stopping the engine on a Kubota tractor. The colour orange refers to what is known as ground motion – engine speed, Park – lock transmission.

The colour yellow first to power engagement, i.e. engaging PTO on a Kubota tractor and the colour black refers to controls that affect the positioning and adjusting the tractor such as checking the engine or turning the lights on.

If the Kubota tractor is old to the point where it doesn’t have a colour-coded system for any of these controls, then it is important that the operator or driver of the Kubota tractor takes time to familiarise themselves with what the controls are and what they do prior to using or operating the Kubota tractor.

Kubota Tractor – Engine Care

When driving or using a Kubota tractor the owner operative is effectively dependent upon the information given to them, the readings on the instrument panel of the Kubota tractor, that can alert them to any potential problem or hazard within the engine workings of the Kubota tractor.

An alert of these problems can give the driver or operator enough warning to be able to deal with them effectively before they begin to cause any serious damage to the Kubota tracked itself.

One of the most important indicators on the instrument panel is the gauge that tells the driver of the Kubota tractor information about the temperature of the engine. This information is extremely important, more so when the information is telling the driver of the Kubota tractor that the engine is overheating or getting too hot.

In the event that the temperature gauge warns the driver or the operator that the engine is getting too warm or too hot, it is obviously an indication that the coolant is not working effectively in the Kubota tractor engine and needs to be dealt with.

In such a scenario it is important to immediately stop the Kubota tractor. It is also really important to let the engine cool down over a reasonable period of time before even beginning to contemplate taking off the radiator cap.

Pay attention to the temperature of the engine is very important. If the temperature is showing that the engine of Kubota tractor is getting too hot it means two things. Firstly that there is insufficient coolant in the engine, either because there is a leak, or because the coolant needs refilling.

It also means that the danger of a Kubota tractor engine overheating is severe, and such overheating could cause permanent damage to the engine or Kubota tractor. Such damage could lead to a need for a Kubota tractor engine to be either replaced or rebuilt.

In the event of major work needing to be done to the engine by Kubota tractor owing to overheating, it is a likely scenario that if a temperature warning light had been displayed and had been ignored by the driver or operator of the Kubota tractor, it is likely that the Kubota warranty if one is listed and applied would be invalidated.

This is a likely scenario because a Kubota warranty or other expressly or implicitly stipulate that all reasonable care should be taken by the owner or driver of the Kubota tractor when using or operating this or any other piece of Kubota agricultural machinery.

It would likely be deemed that ignoring an engine temperature gauge to an extent where it damaged the engine of the Kubota tractor to such an extent that it needed major work would be in violation of the warranty

Kubota tractor – Tachometer

The instrument panel on a Kubota tractor will give the driver or operator of the tractor significant amount of important information about how they are driving or using the Kubota tractor, and if there are any conditions that need to be monitored and taken care of.

One of the most important gauges or pieces of information on the instrument panel is that of the tachometer, also known as the engine speed indicator. The tachometer shows revolutions per minute, which is an important guide for the driver or operator of the Kubota tractor to take note of.

It is important when using a Kubota tractor to make sure that the revolutions per minute are correct or in direct relation to the nature of the work being done.

Kubota will advise on the correct recommendations for engine speed selection, and this advice should be adhered to and taken note of particularly in relation to information given on your Kubota tractor by the engine speed indicator or tachometer.

Incorrect revolutions per minute can have a serious and damaging effect on your Kubota tractor. This can lead to potential damage of the engine of your Kubota tractor, leading either to an expensive rebuild or possibly a new engine or a new Kubota tractor.

Incorrect revolutions per minute can also affect the nature of the work being done by the Kubota tractor and pose a potential hazard or risk to the driver operator of the Kubota tractor or anyone else in the vicinity.

The two most important scenarios to pay attention to concerning the use or the correct use of revolutions per minute in relation to work carried out are as follows.

Using your Kubota tractor at a low engine speeds whilst being in a higher gear can stall the engine if you are beginning to pull or pulling a heavy load with your Kubota tractor.

Obviously stalling the engine is not good, and is something that should be avoided wherever possible. Not only are you stalling the engine on your Kubota tractor you are potentially putting a long-term strain on it, which will impair the effective use of your Kubota tractor and could lead to expensive maintenance and servicing work.

The other scenario is that where you are using a Kubota tractor at relatively high speed in a low gear, whilst attached to or carrying a heavy load . In this scenario there is a real danger of your Kubota tractor overturning or tiny backwards is going up the slope.

Either scenario is potentially extreme dangerous. Both can be avoided by correct use your Kubota tractor and paying attention to the information displayed on your tachometer.

Kubota – Fuel

Whoever is driving or operating a Kubota tractor needs to have a real grasp on the various lights and display area of the instrument panel on a Kubota tractor. The instrument panel area of a Kubota tractor can look fairly baffling and bewildering with the array of different instruments displaying differing levels of information.

As with most modern machinery tractors are effectively computer-driven. The instrument panel on a modern day Kubota tractor will display a differing range of control information.

Whilst the precise control area will differ depending on the make and model of the Kubota tractor, there are some common and fundamental controls that will always, or should always be displayed.

There is likely to be a tachometer, which is also known as an engine speed indicator. There is likely to be a indicator light control unit to show the oil pressure on the Kubota tractor. There will also be an indicator light or area showing the engine temperature.

There will be a fuel gauge and Kubota tractor show how much diesel that is in the tank. An important control unit will be the air filter condition indicator button or unit. Another temperature control part of the display should show the temperature of your transmission on the Kubota tractor. There will also be and hydraulic system while level indicator.

In addition there may well be for rioting of different other indicators displaying information about the operating capability of the Kubota tractor. All of these indicators on the instrument panel of your Kubota tractor display vital information, and should be constantly monitored.

Any information they do give you will be indicative that there may potentially be a problem with the Kubota tractors functioning, and if this is the case such problems should be addressed immediately.

It is good to think of the instrument panel as being a guide that will tell you as and when that are potentially any problems. Pay attention to the information given to buy the instrument panel on Kubota tractor will allow you to pre-emptively deal with issues such as fuel and temperature and general operating function ability.

This is important both for safe use of your Kubota tractor and also for making sure that it remains in good working order.

Kubota Tractor – Safety Checks

The instrument or control panel on a Kubota tractor will give the driver vital information about the safe operability of the Kubota tractor, and such information should be noted and acted upon swiftly. It is important for the driver or operator of the Kubota tractor to fully understand what the various dials and knobs actually mean and do.

The driver of the Kubota tractor should check the instrument panel at the beginning of the use of the Kubota tractor. This includes any time when for any reason they have stopped using the tractor and are about to start using it again. It may be tempting not to, but it is a discipline that is worth cultivating.

Any time you are about to start using a Kubota tractor you should check the instrument panel for readings that may affect the safe use or operation of the tractor.

It is also important when using a Kubota tractor to check the instrument panel at various stages of the operation. This again is a good mental check that you may not always think of doing.

There is a tendency when things are going okay to think that you don’t have to worry or check on anything. Just because the Kubota tractor seems to be driving a Kubota does not mean that the instrument panel or control panel of the Kubota tractor is not displaying some information that may be important to you.

For this reason it is important to get into the habit of checking the Kubota tractor instrument panel at different times during the operation of the tractor.

A Kubota tractor will be used for different types of work, and the Kubota tractor driver will be distracted by the nature of the work from worrying about any issues that may be relevant to the drivability of the Kubota tractor.

It is also possible that the driver of the Kubota tractor may be wearing your ear muffs or protective headgear some sort. They may equally be listening to music via an MP3 player or something similar.

Distraction is a normal and often healthy part of driving or using a Kubota tractor, but it also means that the driver is not necessarily engaged in constantly looking at the instrument panel to see if there is anything like your that they should be taking notice of.

It is also worth mentioning that the sounds of the Kubota tractor they will give the driver indication that there are potential problems with the operation of the tractor. Obviously if the driver is using an MP3 player or ear muffs of any type they are less likely to hear such sounds.

In any event it is important that if the driver or operator of the Kubota tractor becomes aware of any sound or movement of the tractor that gives rise to concern that there may be a problem with it, that they immediately cease operation of the tractor and stop and engage in parking mode. They are then in a position when they can establish either by the instrument panel by some other means any problems that there may be with the Kubota tractor.

Kubota – importance of manuals

The instrument panel on your Kubota tractor is an area that you need to get to know well and understand fully in order to be able to use and operate your Kubota tractor safely.

The Kubota instrument panel will have a number of lights, digital display units, buzzers or buttons etc, that will give you a significant amount of information about the operation and work worthiness and generally tell you what is going on with your Kubota tractor.

The layout and type of controls that there are on a Kubota tractor will vary depending on the model and type and age of Kubota tractor that you have.

In one sense the layout of the Kubota tractor instrument panel does not really matter, so long as the operator or driver of the Kubota tractor understands and knows where and what all the different controls do.

Where it might become more of an issue, is if a driver of a Kubota tractor is used to driving another type of tractor, either another Kubota tractor or a tractor made by a another manufacturer.

In that case not only is it likely that the layout of the instrument panel of the Kubota tractor will be different, but it may well be confusing as well.

If someone has never driven a Kubota tractor before, they will come to it fresh and look at the instrument and control panel with no preconceived idea of what the various control mechanisms are or what they mean.

If they have driven another Kubota tractor before, there will be an expectation that the layout and meaning of the various display controls will be the same or similar.

If the owner or operator of the Kubota tractor has been using a different manufacturer, then they will at least have an idea of the types of controls that will exist on the Kubota tractor they are now using. Where it may get confusing is that the layout of the instrument panel of the Kubota tractor will now be different.

Whatever the previous experience of the driver of the Kubota tractor, it is important that they spend time before using the Kubota tractor to read the operator’s manual, and fully understand the layout of the instrument panel, what controls that are and what they mean.

The instrument panel on a Kubota tractor will give vital and meaningful information about the condition and operation of the tractor, such information needs to be fully understood and integrated into the operation of the Kubota tractor by the operator. Understanding the instrument panel and what the various dials and knobs and digital display units mean is crucial.

Kubota tractor – safety and environment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kubota and the nature of a farm workforce

The issue of youth or young people (to be defined in a minute) is a hugely important issue in the context of farm safety and particularly in relation to Kubota tractor and other Kubota agricultural equipment safety.

A farm, perhaps unlike most other businesses, will often make extensive use of use or younger people as part of its workforce.

This is primarily because a farm will also be a home for a family, and children or young people will be involved in the running of the farm as a business from an early age. As such they will be exposed to the work of the form around Kubota tractors and other Kubota agricultural equipment.

Defining youth or young people is always difficult, and whilst there are guidelines available, ultimately defineing the age and subsequent responsibilities to do with the work of a Kubota tractor have to rest with a responsible adult such as a parent or guardian.

Whatever the actual work responsibilities of a young person in relation to a Kubota tractor, they will be exposed to the workings and therefore the subsequent safety of a Kubota tractor from an early age.

This does not mean they will be involved in driving a Kubota tractor. It does mean that they might be involved in work that also involves the use of a Kubota tractor, and as such need to be aware of the safety implications surrounding the use of driving or using a Kubota tractor.

There are a number of jobs that can be done and will be done by a Kubota tractor that can involve a young person actively being involved. This involvement can be either as the operator or driver of a Kubota tractor or in doing work adjacent to where the Kubota tractor is doing the work.

It is perhaps stating the obvious to say that it is unlikely a young person will have a lot of the capabilities to fully understand the safety implications of driving or using a Kubota tractor.

This in part is because, similar to driving a car, a lot of the understanding comes through experience and therefore progressive ageing. Equally a young person can often overestimate their own abilities (apologies if that sounds a bit patronising) but when driving or using a Kubota tractor this can be extremely dangerous.

Understanding how a Kubota tractor works, not just mechanically but in terms of its various capabilities and the potential dangers that stem from that is not something that can simply be learned from a book.

0 – 60 in whatever……..

Great ad on YouTube for the new Kubota Grand X factor, sorry tractor,  currently being aimed at the Australian market, presumably to be rolled out elsewhere in the future.

 

Aside from the pleasure of watching such a great ad, there is a real encouragement for a sense of adventure and it captures something of the spirit of the delight of driving a proper tractor.

 

Full story : Skiddmark

New Kubota plant in Georgia

Lots of excitement about a new Kubota manufacturing facility costing $73 million being opened in Jefferson, Georgia.

Aside from the good news in terms of jobs in Georgia, it is actually also good news for people who own or intend to buy any type of Kubota tractor.

This is largely because it shows a vote of confidence by Kubota, based in Georgia and in the United States generally.

This type of commitment is important especially for Kubota tractors and agricultural machinery generally in part because of the longevity of use of the equipment.

Kubota tractors can last easily 20/30 years, the issue becomes servicing and maintenance and Kubota parts.

This type of investment and opening of a manufacturing plant shows that Kubota is looking forward.

Kubota also hint that they want to expand significantly within all of the US, which is at least an indication that they are committed for the long-term.

Full story – Kubota

Kubota scam on ebay ?

Story on eBay concerning a potential scam regarding Kubota tractors.

The gist of the story is to be wary of an increased number of Kubota tractors that are becoming available for sale on eBay.

There are obvious pitfalls and dangers with any online auction site as it fundamentally relies on trust on both sides. It is impossible to verify the truth of this but it is worth always being careful.

The interesting thing about this news item is at it is reporting a significant increase in the number of Kubota tractors that are becoming available for sale from one particular site.

Anything that raises awareness of potential fraud is probably a good thing, as potential buyers need to weigh up the balance of probabilities as to whether they think it is worth the risk or not.

Full story – eBay

Kubota run overs – safety

News report of an accident in Murphy’s California highlights the dangers of tractor run overs.

The incident involves a seventy five year man who was driving a Kubota tractor, parked it without engaging the break properly, got out of the tractor and was run over by it.

Apparently the tractor rolled over his legs stomach and chest before coming to a stop.

The news report says he was airlifted with moderate injuries, which must be a God send if that turned out to be the case. A sober warning for all of us.

Full story – The Union Democrat

Kubota recall

Kubota is recalling a number of zero turn mowers because of a problem with the fuel tank which could potentially pose a fire risk.

The affected models are :

ZG 123S – 12505 and below

ZG 127S – 12959 and below

ZG 124E – 12179 and below

ZG 127E 11574 and below

 

Owners of these models are advised to stop using them immediately and contact their local Kubota Dealer. Apparently the problem concerns the fuel tanks pressure relief valve, which can malfunction, causing wear of the fuel tank, obviously a major safety issue.

 

Further info : Kubota Corp USA

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Rebuild a Kubota engine

Repairing or rebuilding a kubota engine can be a major decision, and an expensive one, whether you get it right or not.

This site gives calot of really useful info about new engines, rebuild and kubota parts.

Rebuilt kubota engines can be used with some other manufacturers, so worth checking out.

County Sales and Service – click here

Kubota equipment – the farm as a work place

Kubota make a wide range of tractors, from their Kubota BX series, of which they call their estate tractors through to their TLB tractors, their tractor loader backhoe series.

In addition they make a number of other tractors and agricultural machinery that can be used on farms of any size as well as residential land, smallholdings and small businesses such as garden centres etc.

The Kubota BX Series, The BX 2660, the BX 2360 and the BX 1860 range from 18hp to 25.5hp, and all come with a number of safety features, including a category 3.1 hitch, and a ROPS as standard

The term farm can be misleading in some ways. This is partly because many people have a preconceived idea of what a farm is. From a point of view of looking at Kubota tractor safety, the same principles apply to thinking of the farm as a workplace, whether the land is one or two acres or several thousand.

Running a farm, whatever its size is a highly intensive business experience.

There are many factors that make running a farm unique and different to any other type of business, although these are often not recognised as such. Some of these factors are environmental ones, such as the weather meaning that work must be carried out in all types of conditions, both outside and inside buildings.

Often work must be carried out on land where there is poor visibility, either in daylight or early morning or late night. There is likely to be an overlap between the workplace and a home life, both in terms of physical environment, and work practices and boundaries.

It is much more likely that their will be children and teenagers and young adults in places where they could potentially be at risk from certain types of hazards. Some of these young people may be family members or employed on a farm or doing seasonal work.

It is also likely that people working on a farm will be physically isolated both from other people and from any emergency services that may be needed on any occasion.

This is not to say that farming is inherently dangerous, simply that there are unique and specialist types of hazards that need to be anticipated and catered for when planning what type of equipment to use on a farm.

One of the most common types of accident involves tractor overturns and run overs. Most modern day Kubota tractors have an ROPS fitted as standard, and if the operative has a seatbelt fitted as well, then that is the best safety protection available.

It is also very common for young children and teenagers to want to look at tractors whilst they are working, which means there are often up close or in an environment where the tractor driver may not see them.

Accidents like this to happen fairly regularly on farms and small holdings, but with a number of preventative and commonsense measures the majority of them can be avoided.

Kubota tractors, such as the L series tractors, are on the whole designed with a huge amount of safety features built into them. This is in part to ensure a high degree of safety for the tractor and the operator, but also with a very clear sense of the nature of the environment, the type of land that the tractor is most likely to be used on.

It is important always to remember that a tractor is a piece of agricultural machinery not a toy, whatever its size and whatever type of land it is being used on. The risk of injury on a farm is as likely as in any type of business in one sense, and it is important to recognise the need for health and safety implementation and structures.

These health and safety rules need to be applied both to personnel and machinery all types, such as tractors, garden tractors, atv’s and all types of industrial or agricultural machinery.

Kubota Tractor – Power Take Off Entanglement

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

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

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

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

Kubota B Series Tractor safety

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

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

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

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

Kubota BX Series Tractor Safety

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

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

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

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

Kubota Tractor – Run Overs

When considering Kubota tractor safety, the incidences of runover are an important factor, both in terms of research in showing that these are a significant number in terms of farm accidents, and also in terms of showing that to a large extent they are preventable, if certain basic safety protocols are adhered to by the operator of a Kubota tractor.

The dangers of a Kubota tractor run over fall into three main areas. The first is when a Kubota tractor is carrying more than one person, and that person falls off and is injured or damaged by being run over by the Kubota tractor.

It is perhaps one of the most basic rules of tractor safety that only one person should be sitting or driving the tractor at any one point. Kubota tractors are designed to be used only by one person, and the dangers and risks of having another person on the Kubota tractor at the same time can be severe.

Kubota B Series Tractor Safety

There may be more than one person on a tractor for a number of reasons. It may be that if the driver of a Kubota tractor is either young or inexperienced, there may be another person standing next to them on the tractor giving advice or showing them how they should be driving it.

It may be that a Kubota tractor driver wants to have a friend along and now sharing the cab all the seat with them.

It may also be that the Kubota tractor driver wants to have one of their children or siblings along with them whilst driving the tractor. It cannot be stressed too much, that all of these scenarios are potentially extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.

A Kubota tractor is designed specifically to have one person on at any time and only one person.

The other danger of run overs is to the operator or operative of the Kubota tractor themselves. Accidents of this type happen when for any reason the operator of the Kubota tractor is knocked off the tractor whilst it is in motion and subsequently run over. This quite often happens on older tractors where there is no rollover protective system, and the driver can be knocked off the tractor by a low hanging branch or other obstacle or hazard.

Kubota BX Series Tractor Safety

An operator of a Kubota tractor can also be run over if they leave the tractor in order to do any type of adjustment or work on the tractor, without first having made sure that the engine is switched off and that any parking protocols are in place so the tractor cannot move.

Often an operator will do things quickly because they are in a rush, but this but this is an area where great care should be taken.

The other type of runover incident involves the driver of a Kubota tractor either hitting or being in collision with a person on the ground that they are unaware of. This can quite often happen with young children or adolescents who are attracted to the sight or noise of a tractor and want to see it up more closely.

The really important safety feature here is the realisation that driving a Kubota tractor of being aware that other people are in the vicinity where it is being used, and to make absolutely sure that there are no children or adolescents anywhere near the Kubota tractor when it starts up or whilst is being used.

Risks such as this are a real reminder to the driver of a Kubota tractor that a farm is a very real workplace and there is a need for very real health and safety understanding, both when using a Kubota tractor, and for an understanding of the environment around where the Kubota tractor is being used,

This applies both in terms of the actual environment of land and buildings, and the people who live or work on the farm as well.

Kubota tractor- overturns

When driving a Kubota tractor, being aware of the risk of overturning on any type of land is hugely important, as this is one of the major factors of Kubota tractor safety.

Tractor overturns generally, account for approximately one half of all fatalities that occur on farms that are caused by or affected by tractors.

Tractor overturns as they are known tend to be when the tractor either falls on its side or falls backward. Obviously this type of fall is extremely dangerous for the operator of the Kubota tractor, and great care should be taken to avoid situations where a potential overturn could happen.

Kubota  B Series Tractor Safety

There are a number of common scenarios when driving a Kubota tractor that can potentially cause the Kubota tractor to overturn. Being aware of these in advance can give the driver of a Kubota tractor a mindset which will hopefully prevent them putting themselves in a situation that could lead to a potential fatality.

Many tractor overturns occur when the driver of the tractor is turning or driving too close to the edge of a bank or a ditch, or on any type of land where there is a sudden slope, or fall off. It is important to remember when driving a Kubota tractor, that whilst you may be on flat land most of the time, it is not like a road.

Driving too close to a ditch, or the edge of a field where there is a dip can be extremely dangerous if you’re driving a Kubota tractor.

Driving on open roads and lanes can also be extremely dangerous, on a Kubota tractor, partly because driving a capital contractor on a road is a very different proposition to driving an automobile on the road. Kubota tractors will not have the suspension or driveability of an automobile and needs to be driven much more slowly than you would drive a car.

Kubota tractors will often be used on open roads and lanes, both for accessing other parts of the farm, and for transporting goods and materials to other areas of land within the farm. Great care needs be taken when driving Kubota tractors on open road.

Kubota BX Series Tractor Safety

Great care need to be taken when driving up or down a slope of any size or angle, when using a Kubota tractor. It is very easy to underestimate the real angle of a slope, and the driver will not realise it until they are on the slope and unable to get off.

It is really important when driving a Kubota tractor never to go up or down the slope is too steep, but find some other mechanism for doing the work required of such a slope.

The other type of overturn that can happen with a Kubota tractor, as with any type of tractor is when a Kubota tractor suddenly turns sharply, whilst it has a front end loader that is raised quite high.

When using a front-end loader on a Kubota tractor, it is extremely important to realise that the height and angle of the loader will make the Kubota tractor potentially more unstable, and needs to be driven with much more care.

Most if not all modern Kubota tractors will be fitted with what is known as a rollover protective structure which can help prevent serious injury to the operative. A Kubota tractor should also be fitted with a seatbelt that the operative wears at all times.

Both these factors are perhaps two most important safety elements for a Kubota tractor driver to adhere to in order to prevent serious injury in the event of an overurn.

Kubota Tractor Safety – Tractor Hazards

It is important to realise, given that most tractors are used on some type of farm or agricultural or industrial land that could be classified under the term farm, that a farm is a workplace and is very susceptible to workplace related injuries for a wide variety of reasons.

Farms are notoriously difficult to regulate in terms of health and safety legislation and procedures, simply by nature of the type of environment and the type of work that is done on a farm.

For this reason it is important to realise that understanding Kubota tractor hazards are an important feature of keeping a farm environment safe, and protecting both the operative of the Kubota tractor and other people who may be in a position whereby to be affected by any accident or incident involving a Kubota tractor.

It is estimated in the United States, that nearly one third of all fatalities and accidents that occur on farms relate to tractors generally. There are four main areas of hazard that can apply to any type of tractor, and Kubota tractors are well placed to be used in a safe and productive manner.

The four main types of tractor hazard are overturns, run overs, Power takeoff entanglements, and the dangers associated with older Kubota tractors, and generally older tractors including antique tractors.

Kubota tractor safety issues

Overturning a Kubota tractor is perhaps the most common and major hazard that can be faced by anyone driving or using a Kubota tractor.

It is estimated that about half of all fatalities connected with tractors on farms generally come from overturning. This can involve a tractor turning on its side, or falling or turning backwards.

Most of these accidents are preventable with a number of basic safety protocols are carried out when driving a Kubota tractor, most of which are really common sense.

It is also important to stress when driving a Kubota tractor that the operator or operative should never be under the influence of any alcohol or any type of drug, prescribed or otherwise.

Whilst this may seem obvious, there might be pressures that might make someone cut corners on this type of protocol.

If the driver or operator of a Kubota tractor is under the influence of any alcohol or drugs, then their judgement is likely to be impaired, often significantl,

This will inevitably affect their judgement in certain areas, and this could significantly impact on their safe driving or not of a Kubota tractor.

Kubota – Agricultural tractors

Kubota b or bx series tractor safety is perhaps one of the most important aspects to learn and understand in order to use a Kubota b or bx series tractor to its maximum effect, both in terms of ensuring that the work is carried out in an effective and safe manner, without any sense of risk, or minimal sense of risk to the operative of the Kubota b or bx series tractor or Kubota b or bx series agricultural machine.

Understanding that a Kubota b or bx series tractor has been designed to do very specific jobs of work is an important mindset to develop. There is often a belief that a Kubota b or bx series tractor is almost a sort of farm toy, or at least an agricultural machine that does not need to be taken as seriously as a number of other agricultural machines.

A Kubota b or bx series tractor can have either narrow and wide front ends, can be either two wheel drive or four-wheel-drive or articulated. What are referred to as articulated Kubota b or bx series tractors tend to be very large machines, that are normally only operated by extremely experienced operatives and used on large agricultural projects.

An important safety aspects of most if not all current Kubota b or bx series tractors is what is known as a rollover protective structure, which is effectively a metal bar designed to prevent serious damage to the driver of the Kubota b or bx series driver in the event of the Kubota b or bx series tractor turning over.

Kubota Tractor – b series safety

A Kubota b or bx series tractor will have been designed with a number of work purposes or types of jobs specifically in mind. A Kubota b or bx series tractor will be able to move loads, have a remote power source, be an implement carrier and be a transport unit.

Understanding the specific types of work and jobs at a Kubota b or bx series tractor has been designed to do is important in terms of understanding the safety protocols that need to go with operating a Kubota b or bx series tractor.

Understanding the work of a Kubota b or bx series tractor is also important as being able to distinguish it from being something that can be played around with, or used for things such as tractor races, which would always be discouraged.

Kubota Tractor Safety Concerns

Learning about Kubota b or bx series tractor safety is something that can be done in a variety of ways and something that should be encouraged in a formal sense as well as in the practice of learning on the job when driving the Kubota b or bx series tractor.

Things such as watching or taking photos or video footage of Kubota b or bx series tractors in use can show how they are meant to be operated in a safe and practical manner. There are many videos on YouTube and many pictures online showing Kubota b or bx series tractors in their true environment.

There are also a number of newspaper and magazine articles and pictures showing different types of tractors, including Kubota b or bx series tractors doing different jobs of work. These will help to emphasise the practical work of Kubota b or bx series tractors and to say it as an effective agricultural machine, to say in its true light.

Tractors take over Sioux City

Advance warning of an event that could be mistaken for some type of futuristic Mad Max type film, in fact is an annual gathering or celebration of tractors.

June 23 will see approximately 500 tractors converging upon Sioux City, as a celebration of Iowa’s agricultural heritage.

This is an annual event, lasting about four days,  and is quite an amazing spectacle.

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