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Kubota are probably best known for their range of sub compact and compact tractors, such as the Kubota BX series of tractors and the Kubota B series.
They also make ta5ctors for the larger industrial and agricultural end of the market , such as the Kubota L series of tractors, and the Kubota M series of tractors.
The reason this matters is because before you even begin to think of what type of used Kubota tractor you want to buy, you want to decide want you want to use it for.
The type of work and the type of land will pretty much determine what type of used Kubota tractor or agricultural machinery you want to buy.
Its not always a perfect fit, and different tractors can often do the same work, but Kubota categorizes its tractor and rtv range by the type of work they do, so its a good place to start.
Risks of buying a used Kubota tractor
Its sensible to acknowledge that there are risks when buying a used tractor, just as there are actually when buying a new tractor, but they are different risks.
Knowing what they are allows you to make a valued judgment as to what is involved in buying such a tractor.
Used Kubota Tractor warranties
Any new used Kubota tractor will have a warranty, and possibly additional benefits from a dealership, like free servicing etc.
When buying a used Kubota , its really important to check what the terms and conditions of the original warranty were as well as the dealership terms and conditions.
Once you have that information you can check if the warranty is transferable when sold.
The dealership warranty of a Used Kubota tractor, may be transferable, bot possible not, so worth checking.
The original Kubota warranty should be transferable, so long as it is still valid, and the Kubota tractor has been serviced and maintained in line with the terms of the warranty.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to have been serviced by a Kubota dealer, but it will probably mean that newer used Kubota tractor parts and spares will have had to be used.
This is more difficult to check with a non Kubota dealership, but is still possible.
Beware of what is called the grey market, where a Kubota tractor is imported from another country, possibly Japan, to the United States, where its unlikely the original warranty would still be valid.
Used Kubota Tractors and safety regulations and requirements
Used Kubota tractors certainly have an anecdotal record of being pretty safe, and they are certainly built to fairly exacting standards.
When buying a used Kubota tractor, check that it complies with whatever regulations are in existence at the time you are buying it, both in terms of state and/or country.
If the Kubota tractor has been imported, then it may not fully comply, or if the regulations have changed in between the years it was built and resale, then that could invalidate it.
This is necessary for your own safety, but also for any potential employers or public liability concerns or issues that may arise.
The reliability of any tractor really depends on two main things, how well it has been built in the first place, and how well it has been maintained subsequently.
The maintenance of a used kubota tractor refers to the routine servicing it should receive, but also to the wear and tear to the tractor depending on who is using it and the type of work it is doing.
Kubota build a very specific range of used tractors, ranging from the subcompact range of BX Series tractors, through to the whopping M series of tractors.
Although based in the United states and other countries, Kubota is headquartered in Japan, and is very much a Japanese company.
To a lot of people this is important, not least of all because Japanese companies on the whole have a reputation that is well deserved for well built and reliable products of every description, and Kubota tractors are no exception.
Like a new car, a new tractor could have teething problem, but this is less likely nowadays with all the increases in technology and production techniques.
Used Kubota Tractors and what to look for
Not dissimilar to buying a used car in many ways.
You can go to a Kubota dealer and buy a used kubota tractor from them.
There is a probability it will be slightly dearer than if you bought it privately, but the benefits you should get would be significant.
A Kubota dealer should be able to give you a warranty on the tractor, the dealer should know the tractors history in terms of ownership, mileage, type of work it has been doing and on what types of land.
Those really are the things that significantly affect the reliability of a used Kubota tractor.
The Kubota dealers should also want to develop a long term relationship with you, and should be open to telling you what they know about the reliability of the tractor itself.
Used Kubota tractors and reliability.
Reliability is key to buying a used tractor, simply because for most people its an issue about their livelihood.
However irritating or a nuisance having a car break down may be , its not normally that disruptive to your business life.
The reliability of a used kubotatractor is hugely important for self same reason.
Most Kubota tractors are to an extent weather dependent as well , which means they can only be used , or best used in certain weather conditions.
The importance of reliability for anyone who uses their tractor for work related business is significant.
Used Kubota Tractors – Buying privately.
Buying a used Kubota tractor privately can be a cheaper option than buying from a dealer, but obviously runs certain risks.
However if you can verify certain information, then there’s no reason why you can’t get a good deal.
Taking the used kubota tractor for a test drive is always a good idea, as you can pick up on any obvious problems.
The other information you want to know about the used tractor you are thinking of buying refers really to things like mileage, age and service history.
Often most importantly , where the tractor has been used and what type of work has it been doing, and on what type of land.
Used Kubota Tractors – built for the environment.
Thinking in terms of being environmentally friendly may not be at the top of a shopping list of items for buying a used Kubota tractor, but actually it is really important, for a number of different reasons.
Aside from the effect on the environment generally, whatever you are going to use your Kubota tractor for, you want it to be in harmony with the land, and doing its work on the land as efficiently and effectively as possible.
A used kubota tractors and agricultural machinery have always been built with the environment in mind, because that is their primary function and point of usage.
What is a green Tractor ?
To be honest a lot of lip service is paid to the concept of going green nowadays, but there are also practical benefits, that come with the process of trying to make any machinery or tractor as environmentally friendly as possible.
This can be around practical things like how often the Kubota tractor needs to be serviced, or how much gas it uses, or whether or not it starts to leak oil after so many miles.
A used Kubota Tractors and the environment.
Used Kubota tractors are in one sense environmentally friendly because you are effectively recycling machinery by using an existing tractor, and not buying a new one with the associated environmental footprint, and associated costs.
The environmental value of a used Kubota tractor is fairly obvious in one sense, but it also allows for the tractor to be built in such a way as to minimize the need for vast amounts of freight, either for the tractor itself, or for parts.
If servicing levels and liquids needed for its running can be produced more efficiently, then running costs are reduced, and its green footprint enhanced.
Kubota are one of the oldest and most respected manufacturers of tractors and agricultural machinery in the world today.
Originally a Japanese company , they have a significant worldwide presence nowadays, and have a big production base in the United States, as well as a big dealership network .
This is important when thinking of buying a used tractor for two reasons.
People need to be buying and re-buying new Kubota Tractors, in order for there to be a viable second hand market.
Also if buying a second hand Kubota tractor, having a wide range of dealerships and a production base is important because of the need for servicing and the need for genuine Kubota parts in order to comply with any warranty.
Used Kubota Tractors – the range
People often think of Kubota as making compact and subcompact tractors, which they do, but they also make heavy duty industrial and agricultural tractors for a variety of tasks and work.
Used Kubota tractor BX series – compact tractors ranging from 18/25 hp
Used Kubota B series tractors ranging from 18/32 hp
Used Kubota TLB Series tractors ranging from 21/59 hp
Used Kubota tractor L series ranging from 30/59hp
Used Kubota M series of tractors, ranging from 43/135 hp
Used Kubota tractors – Kubota mowers
Used Kubota T series – mowers with an engine range of 18/23hp
Used Kubota GR Series – mowers from 20/21 hp
Used Kubota F Series – mowers with an engine size of 25.5/36hp
Used Kubota Z series – 21/31 hp
Used Kubota Tractors – Utility Vehicles/RTV
Used Kubota RTV500
Used Kubota RTV900XT
Used Kubota RTV1100
Used Kubota RTV 11400CPX
Used Kubota Tractors – Construction equipment
Kubota also make a number of heavy duty industrial type tractors , whose uses can include
excavating, wheel loading, and compact track loading.
Used Kubota Tractor KX Series – 1/8 ton excavators
Usedv Kubota tractor U Series – 1.5/5 ton excavators
Used Kubota tractor R series – wheel loaders
Used Kubota tractor SVL series – 2300/31010 ROC, compact track loaders
Used Kubota tractor TLB Series, big tractors with engine size ranging from 21/59 hp