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Kubota Mini Excavator – Specs, Prices, Rental, Attachments

Kubota Mini Excavator

Kubota make a wide range of construction equipment, a large part of which they describe as compact excavators, commonly referred to as mini excavators.

Although described as mini, the excavator are anything but in many ways. They combine Kubota’s legendary ability for small-scale adaptability, with a combination of powerful engines and load capacity.

The kubota mini excavator ranges from the K008, through to the U55. There are differences in terms of horsepower, engine, size and bucket capacity.

The important thing when considering which excavator to buy is the type of job it is be used for, the type of land to be used on, and how often is to be used.

Buying any type of construction equipmentis an important investment, whether it is new or used, and consideration should be given to a rental option instead.

Kubota Mini Excavator Price / For Sale

All prices come with a warning, they are a guide price only.

Any list price for any excavator should be negotiable with a dealership, and different dealerships will have different levels of discounts. Things such as attachments, servicing and maintenance plans, trade-ins, credit history etc can have an effect on the final price paid.

The current guide price of a Kubota K008 is between US$22/23,000 through to a Kubota KX080 which was an MSRP of approx US$ 114000, according to a main US Kubota dealership.

The variation in prices reflects the different power and versatility of the excavator involved, and  there is also a huge range of used mini excavators available.

These can be purchased through a number of online websites, many of them auction type, through Kubota dealerships and through private sale.

When buying a used Kubota mini excavator, the same  care should be taken as when buying any used vehicle or truck.

Check the age, the hours used, the type of work that has been used for, the type of land it has been used on and its general condition. If it is possible to obtain servicing and maintenance history, that obviously helps.

Kubota Mini Excavator Rental

There is a large Kubota mini excavator rental market, available from dealerships, and also from stores such as Home Depot. A large part of the reason for this is that many excavators are used either for one-off jobs, or on an occasional or seasonal basis.

While the rental market can be ideal for some people, there are normally quite strict restrictions on usage, condition and liabilities while the excavator is in the care of the user. Just make sure to read the small print.

Kubota Mini Excavator Models

Kubota K008

Kubota KX018

Kubota KX71

Kubota KX91

Kubota KX033

Kubota KX040

Kubota KX057

Kubota KX080

Kubota KX121

Kubota U17

Kubota U25

Kubota U27

Kubota U35

Kubota U55

Kubota Mini Excavator Craigslist

Many people like to use craigslist, in part because it offers services very easily by specific location this is the ideal for rentals, and can be useful as well for sales.

The only downside for sales is that this limits the number of excavators available, unless the purchaser is willing to go out of state. If this is the case, just make sure there is clarity about delivery and shipping costs.

Remember that craigslist is a completely open market, and treat it with a degree of caution as such.

Kubota Mini Excavator Specs

There is a huge variance in the range of Kubota mini excavators, and when deciding which one is most appropriate to buy or rent, study of its specifications is crucial. These involve the following areas:

  • Engine – output and displacement

  • Dimensions – overall length, height, width and ground clearance

  • Hydraulic system – pump capacity and auxiliary hydraulic flow

  • Drive system – travel speed, traction force, caller length etc

  • Swing system – swing speed, boom swing angle

  • Blade – dimensions, lift above and below ground

  • Lifting capacity

  • Working range

Kubota Mini Excavator Sizes

The physical size of the excavator itself can often be an important consideration, despite the specific work is intended to be used for.

The K008 is ideally small enough to be used for some internal building work as well as external, and can fit through most standard doorways (sometimes with a bit of a push) and has a foldable ROPS to help you do this.

Apart from the physical size of the mini excavator, its size in terms of horsepower and lifting capacity are also factors that need to be taken into account and judged depending upon the type of work that will be used for.

Kubota Mini Excavator Attachments

Kubota make a wide range of different excavator attachments, most of which are listed below. Quick couplesr are ideal for attaching and detaching implements, using either a two hole quick coupler, a three hole quick coupler or an hydraulic quick coupler.

These can generally be broken down into the following general areas, with a more detailed list below :

  • Blades

  • Booms

  • Breakers

  • Brooms

  • Buckets

  • Carriers

  • Cutters

  • Forks

  • Graders

  • Grapples

  • Grinders

  • Hitches

  • Landscape rakes

  • Planers

  • Posthole digger’s

  • Pullers

  • Rippers

  • Seeders

  • Silage defacers

  • Snowblowers

  • Snow pushers

  • Tillers

  • Trenchers

and  a more detailed list below

  • Hydraulic thumb kit

  • Hydraulic breakers

  • Flail brush shredder

  • 24 inch frost ripper

  • Grading blade

  • Solid trinr grapple

  • Excavating rake

  • Vibratory Compactor

  • Compaction wheel

  • Hydraulic auger

  • Travel alarms

  • Canopy light kits

  • Strobe light kit

  • Mirror kit for cabins

  • Block heater kits

  • Steel track kits

  • Wide steel tracks/dozer blade extension kit

  • Additional counterweight kit

  • Brush guard kit

  • Two-way service support kit

  • Seat Belt kits

  • Travel pedal kit

  • Radios


Kubota Mini Excavator Buckets

Buckets are a crucial element of all excavator work. Kubota mini excavator buckets come in different sizes, depending upon the excavator being used.

  • Trenching buckets – two types :

  • Pin on trenching bucket 8 inches/36 inches

  • Quick attach trenching bucket 9 inch/36 inch

  • Ditch cleaning/Grading buckets -pin on and quick attach, 36 inch/60 inch

  • Tilt grading buckets, quick attach – 36 inch/54 inch

  • Cemetery bucket – 36 inch

Kubota Mini Excavator Weight

How much  a mini excavator weighs is an important consideration in a couple of main respects.

Firstly, transportation. The weight of the excavator may not determine which one is bought or rented, but should be a consideration of how the excavator is transported to and from any workplace where it is to be used.

Obviously, the heavier the machine, the stronger the trailer or truck loader carrier that will be needed. Using any traler or carrier that is not specifically designed to carry such weights is likely to result in significant damage to the excavator, the trailer, and possible injury to anyone driving such a load.

As a guide, Kubota list the operating weight of an excavator in its specifications chart, as a guide only, and including an estimate operators weight. This should give some indication of the type of transportation needed.

The other consideration is the type of land used on. Any heavy excavator needs to be used on land that is sufficiently hard that provide a reliable and safe surface is. Also if the land is not flat and has significant slopes or hills, then there is specific guidance of angle it is safe to use the excavator on such land

Bear in mind that the risk of turning over an excavator can be quite high, and this risk increases significantly when it is used on land that is not flat.

Kubota Mini Excavator Controls

If not familiar with a Kubota mini excavator, then it’s important to spend time familiarising oneself with the different controls that are available to any operative when using the machine.

It is best to consult the operating manual which gives detailed information on all the different types of controls and what they do.

Kubota make a point of putting all the important controls within easy reach of the operative, making them clear and easy to understand, and building in important types of safety features .

The controls may give a choice between ISO and SAE control patterns. They are likely to show a coolant temperature gauge, and possibly other technical information the operative requires

There will be controls allowing for changes in speed of travel, and controls allowing for adjustable track width and control of the blade.

There will be controls, normally pedal operated that allows for operating the boom and its swing.

Kubota Mini Excavator Parts

Below are listed some of the main parts that are often needed for a Kubota mini excavator, some of which can be aftermarket parts, depending upon the warranty, and others will need to be manufacturer made parts :

  • Sprocket

  • Roller aftermarket final drive

  • Case Idler

  • Tension idler

  • Undercarriage with tracks

  • Rubber tracks

  • Track and sprocket combo

  • Bottom track roller

  • Steel tracks and rubber pads

  • Steel track group with rubber pads

  • Loader rubber tracks

  • Bottom track roller

  • Upper roller

  • Aftermarket drive motor

  • Replacement tension idler

  • Front idler

  • Other carrier roller

  • Lower roller

Kubota Mini Excavator Reviews

There are lots of reviews of Kubota mini excavators available online, but it is a good idea to have a sense of which one person is most interested in before getting into detailed reviews.

You Tube is often quite a good place to start, as there is a mix of dealership and personal videos available.

Dealership videos are good in a show the excavator at his best, and personal videos are also good because they give someone to individual experience, both good and bad.

Equally there are a number of discussion forums online as tractor by net, and other tractor sites, which have sections on construction equipment.

These are normally carry detailed discussions relating to all types of construction and excavator equipment. If there are likely to be any significant issues with an excavator, they are likely to be flagged up here.

When looking at reviews, it is important to distinguish between real and actual problems with the excavator itself, comparisons between the Kubota mini excavator and other models, and problems that an individual may have had because they chose to buy or rent the wrong model.

It can also be helpful as a given insight into how helpful a particular dealership was or is, although they are not normally named.





What are Kubota tractor attachments ?

Kubota tractor attachments are often referred to as implements as well.

This is because a Kubota tractor, depending on the series type you buy, will have a range of possibilities about the work that it can do depending on the type of implement or attachment that is used with it.

It is important when buying a Kubota tractor to assess the type of work that you wanted to perform, assess whether a particular attachment or implement is needed in order to do this work, and if so that such an implement or attachment can be fitted to the particular type of Kubota tractor that you want to buy.

Kubota tractor attachments are widely available for different types of Kubota mowers and estate management.

Tractor attachments include finishing mowers, roller mowers, topper mowers, grass collectors, sweeper collectors, flat ballast roaders, fertiliser spreaders, sweepers and snow clearing blades and salt spreaders.

Kubota tractor attachments are also a pivotal part of soil working. These include mole drainers, subsoilers, cultivators, ploughs, rotary tillers, power harrows, levelling harrows, trailed chain harrows, mounted chain harrows, post hole digger and cement mixer

Kubota Tractor Attachments – Garden Tractors

Often the most focused on tractor attachments for a Kubota tractor of those which are used for a Kubota garden tractor or a Kubota lawn tractor also known as a Kubota ride on tractor.

There are are a different range of Kubota garden tractors available, and there are different options available for the collection and disposal of grass or mulch that is needed. A Kubota tractor attachment will depend on what type of work you want the Kubota garden tractor or Kubota lawn tractor to do.

A Kubota tractor attachment means that a Kubota tractor can do a wide variety of work.

This means that when assessing what type of Kubota tractor you want to buy, whether it is a Kubota BX series tractor, or a Kubota B series tractor , an assessment is first made of the type of land that the tractor and any tractor attachment is to be used on.

This is followed by an assessment of what type of tractor attachment will be needed to enable the tractor to perform the work effectively and efficiently.

Traditionally, a Kubota tractor was assumed to be an agricultural machine that worked ploughing and tilling the land.

Whilst this is a traditional view of a tractor, a modern day Kubota tractor can be transformed into a wide range of different types of agricultural machinery using different types of tractor attachments. These tractor attachments make the Kubota tractor able to perform work on small farms, small landholdings, and do many types of small land construction work.

What is a Kubota compact tractor ?

A compact tractor is as you might expect a term for what might be referred to as a small tractor. This distinction used to be much more important than it is nowadays.

In many ways the idea of a compact tractor was popularised by Kubota, who achieved a worldwide reputation for producing physically smaller tractors that were capable of doing extensive agricultural and excavation work normally associated with physically bigger tractors.

A Kubota compact tractor can refer to one of many of their series of tractors.

Their main range of compact tractors are the Kubota BX series of tractors, the B series of tractors, and the Kubota L series of tractors.

These series of Kubota tractors are in one sense anything but compact, but are described as such by Kubota because they are relatively small.

A Kubota compact tractor can also refer to a Kubota garden tractor or a Kubota lawn tractor.

These are sometimes also referred to as Kubota ride on mowers. They are compact tractors that are designed to be used either in large residential gardens or on estate maintenance, or for landscaping or for use on small farms and equestrian centres.

Compact tractor – Kubota

A Kubota compact tractor can be used for a variety of different types of work. A Kubota compact tractor in the BX series can be used for low maintenance, various types of light material handling work, towing and excavation and for some types of snow removal work.

The variety of work that a Kubota compact tractor can undertake makes it clear the importance of deciding what type of work you want the compact tractor to do in the first place.

A Kubota compact tractor in the B series have engine sizes that range from 23 hp to 33 hp, which is a sizeable engine range.

They are designed to work with some degree of commercial use if needed, but also for different types of estate maintenance and landscaping work.

They can also be used for light construction work and are ideally suited to small farms and horticultural or equestrian centres. The nature of a compact tractor means that the nature of their work can be either residential or commercial.

Often a compact tractor will be used for what is essentially residential work done by a commercial contractor. This means that from a contractor’s point of view, it is essential that the compact tractor is reliable and capable of doing the work that it is intended to do.

A Kubota compact tractor must be both first time and at the same time small enough to accommodate all types of land and all types of different terrains. A Kubota compact tractor must be reliable, and must be able to be serviced and maintained regularly and quickly repaired if things do go wrong.

To this end it is important that there is a wide dealership of Kubota compact tractors, in order that parts can be quickly accessed, and that trained mechanics are available either to work on the Kubota compact tractor if needed, or to give advice on what work needs to be done if that is more appropriate.

Kubota Backhoe : Parts, Attachments, Prices

Kubota backhoe

A backhoe on a Kubota tractor refers to what is essentially a digging arm that is used for a variety of different types of excavation work. The Kubota range of backhoe tractors are referred to as their TLB range, which stands for tractor loader backhoe.

This can include the Kubota B26, the Kubota L47 and the Kubota M62

A backhoe would normally be associated with an excavator, although Kubota had engineered a range of highly efficient tractors that can also carry a wide range of different types of backhoe and do different types of excavation work.

The backhoe on a Kubota tractor is known as a curved backhoe boom and is specifically designed to help avoid certain large obstacles such as rocks went digging with the boom. It is also designed to allow ease of manoeuvrability when placing the contents of the bucket in the center of a truck bed.

Kubota backhoe – design

A Kubota backhoe has been designed to specifically protect and display the various hydraulic hoses connected from the tractor through the arm. The design is intended to keep the various houses is safe and clear of other obstacles as possible.

Also they are much clearer to see thereby making it easier to see if there are any problems or they need repairing anyway.

The Kubota backhoe hydraulic cylinders are chrome plated, the primary advantage of this being that they are less prone to rust.

This can be a major issue for all types of agricultural equipment, especially on a Kubota TLB where the nature of the work means it is likely to be done in all weathers and in all types of terrain.

Kubota Backhoe – features

A Kubota TLB has what is known as a 20.3 angle of departure, which effectively means that the TLB backhoe stays relatively clear of the ground all the time.

This is really important from a practical point of view, because it allows easy or easier manoeuvrability from the backhoe and bucket to various trailers, and also when moving the TLB and its backhoe from one job to another.

One of the best features of a Kubota TLB tractor is that it has a reversible seat. When doing work of this nature a reversible seat is absolutely crucial.

It allows the operative of the TLB backhoe tractor to physically manoeuvre themselves into such a position that they have total visibility and control over the work they are doing with the backhoe.

The Kubota range of TLB’s will also include an important range of stabiliser lifting capacity.

This is a really important feature of increasing balance and making sure that the TLB is as stable as it is possible to be. Given the nature of excavation work and the nature of the type of terrain that a TLB be is likely to be used on this is very important.

Kubota backhoe – attachment

People sometimes think of attachments almost as optional extras. In a sense they are, but with a Kubota backhoe, this can be a slightly misleading impression.

The backhoe is an integral part of any tractor, and its design and usage is carefully linked to the overall design, maintenance and functioning of the tractor itself.

A backhoe will have very specific capabilities, including a specific weight, a transport height, a digging depth, a leading height, a bucket rotation, a bucket force and a dipperstick force.

Kubota backhoe price

If buying a backhoe as a separate attachment, it is important to make sure that it isn’t the right hitch, as some can be three-point and some can be four point.

It is also worth checking the size of the bucket that is wanted. Some packets can be 8 inch, some 10 inch, some 12 inch with some going up to 38 inch.

Prices for a backhoe can range from US dollars 5000 up to  US$14/15 000.

The price of a bucket can range from about this dollars 600 for a 10 inch bucket through to US$1 500 for a 38 inch bucket.

If buying online,  make sure that shipping costs are included in whatever price is quoted, avoid these can add a significant amount to the overall paid.

Kubota backhoe craigslist

Many people look to buy a variety of  kubota attachments including a backhoe on craigslist. In part, this is because it is very easy to use, and in part because it is easier to see what is available to buy on a geographical basis.

This can make transportation and cost of transportation of items a real deciding factor.

The only caution against craigslist is that it is an open marketplace, and there is no guarantee about the seller or the condition of the attachment being brought.

It can sometimes be a better deal to buy through an authorised dealer or online site like Tractorhouse, which have a reputable following, many of which include free shipping in all their prices.

Kubota Generator Guide

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Kubota Generator Review

Kubota GL7000

Kubota GL11000

Kubota GL14000

Kubota make a wide range of generators, and are widely regarded as one of the most reliable and long-term provider of portable generators that are in use.

A Kubota generator have a number of different features that make them both easy to transport and use, and address ease of maintenance and safety issues, as well as an important but often forgotten necessity of noise.

Kubota Generator – J series

The J series of Kubota generators are well known for their ease of maintenance. All gauges and filters are easy to locate and use.

The J series of Kubota generators are also easy to transport, and they have special forklift openings at the base of the machine.

Kubota generators have a number of built-in safety measures including the generator automatically shutting the engine down if the water temperature gets too high or the oil pressure drops below a level considered safe, and also when the fan belt breaks.

The J series of Kubota generators also has access terminals for automatic transfer switches which are located and easy to find behind the control panel.

Kubota Generator – GL series

The Kubota generator GL series aka the lowboy 11 is, according to Kubota , is designed to have the minimum possible height while using the vertical diesel engine.

As with all types of Kubota generators there is easy maintenance with the oil gauge, the oil filter, the oil repairs report, fuel filter and the water reserve tank as well as the battery and air cleaner all been located on one side.

As with other Kubota generators there is an inbuilt safety measure, which means that the engine will automatically shutdown if the water temperature becomes excessive, or if the water should drop to below a certain level considered safe.

Transportability is important issue for generators and Kubota generators have a one-point lifting eye, making it easy to transport them. With the GL series of Kubota generators, a big emphasis is placed on reducing noise levels.

Kubota Generator – Uses

A Kubota generator can be an invaluable source of power, especially if needed as a backup source of power. Many people rely on generators for a variety of different reasons.

There are number of businesses that are completely reliant on the need for power sources and emergency power sources such as Kubota generators, especially institutions such as hospitals.

Hospitals will rely on a generator such as a Kubota generator not only for providing power that is needed for areas such as electricity and heating, but also the need for power to make sure that basics such as food in the kitchens is kept refrigerated and safe to eat.

A Kubota generator can be used in rural areas where there is a real issue about continuity of power or availability of power in the first place. The need for a Kubota generator to be safe and reliable is paramount, and this is evident in the reputation that Kubota have for their building and servicing of Kubota generators.

Many homes might rely directly or indirectly on a Kubota generator. To an extent depends where you live, but the need for a direct backup power supply is often crucial to life itself at the extreme. A Kubota generator can serve both as a lifesaver and as a friend.

What is a Kubota rtv ?

A Kubota rtv refers to a Krtv series of utility vehicles, a wide range of vehicles that can be used for a wide variety of different tasks alongside more recognisable Kubota tractors and agricultural machinery. The term utility vehicle means that it is a vehicle with potential for a large number of different uses.

A Kubota rtv is normally powered by a three cylinder Kubota diesel engine, which is widely regarded in the industry as one of the most reliable engines available.

A Kubota rtv is likely to be used off-road a lot of time, and most if not all Kubota rtv’s will be fitted with responsive hydrostatic power steering. Power steering is hugely important given the size of a Kubota rtv, but also given the nature of the land that is likely to be used on.

A Kubota rtv can also be used alongside tractors and agricultural machinery for various types of lifting and pulling work such as log carrying etc. For this reason it is important that a Kubota can be easily manoeuvred in different types of terrain and in difficult land management situations.

Kubota rtv – ROPS

A Kubota rtv is likely to be fitted with what is known as a rollover protective structure. These are standard on many new and current Kubota tractors and other pieces of Kubota agricultural machinery.

These are an essential part of the safety operation of a Kubota. In the event of the Kubota rtv overturning for any reason, the rollover protective structure will give some measure of additional safety against the driver or operative of the Kubota being crushed under the weight of the vehicle.

If the Kubota rtv has a seatbelt fitted, then this should always be used. If the Kubota but not have a seatbelt fitted, then it is a good idea to approach a Kubota dealer and request that one be fitted.

The operating area of a Kubota rtv has been designed with an understanding that the operative may spend a fair degree of time driving and operating the . To this end the seating and instrumentation layout of the Kubota rtv has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible.

A Kubota rtv should be seen and thought of as a utility vehicle that can be used as an addition to other types of Kubota tractor and agricultural equipment.

It can be used alongside tractors and construction equipment to facilitate the work that these other pieces of Kubota machinery do. This type of work can be done on larger residential or smallholding properties, on small farms, or for towing or material handling.

A Kubota rtv is an ideal fit for a rural lifestyle approach to managing land areas such as vegetable gardens or estate management. Small farms that do not have much leeway in terms of budget could find that a Kubotartv is an ideal fit for doing a certain amount of work that would otherwise be time-consuming and ineffective.

What are Kubota tractors ?

The term Kubota tractors refer to a wide range of both tractors and agricultural machinery such as construction and compact loaders that are made by Kubota. Kubota is originally a Japanese company, although now a multinational with numerous dealerships throughout the world.

Kubota made its name largely by having to develop tractors that are relatively small in size given that they had to be used in a relatively small island, but were nevertheless extremely powerful and effective tractors.

Kubota tractors can be used for a wide variety of different agricultural and gardening tasks.

Many people have a fairly standard idea of what they believe a tractor to look like, and whilst this is essentially true to an extent a Kubota tractor can vary hugely in terms of its capabilities and potential workload.

Kubota tractors at one end of the spectrum are known as garden tractors or lawn tractors and are used for home at mirroring and grounds maintenance in larger residential settings. Kubota tractors also do a wide range of traditional agricultural and industrial work, as well as being involved in heavy duty construction and trenching work.

Kubota tractors tend to be classified by Kubota under various categories such as compact, subcompact etc. These headings can be useful to a degree, but also slightly misleading. It is better to be clear yourself as to what type of work you want a Kubota tractor to do, and then evaluate which type of Kubota tractor is best suited to your needs.

Kubota tractors – Dealers

Kubota tractors can be bought through a network of Kubota dealers or dealerships, or can be bought online through auctions such as eBay or other multiple listing sites.

The advantage of buying from a Kubota dealer is that you have some room for negotiation over price, warranty servicing etc. You are likely to pay more for a Kubota tractor from a dealer but get these benefits in return.

Kubota tractors will need regular servicing and maintenance, details of which for each specific model should be available by the when you buy a Kubota tractor or from your national Kubota website. If in any doubt you can consult any Kubota dealer who should be able to advise you.

There are also practical considerations about servicing when buying Kubota tractors. Whilst Kubota tractors can be driven on the road. Many of them not really suited for on road trips.

As such it is important to consult a Kubota dealer when buying a Kubota tractor as to the most practical option regarding servicing and maintenance and any repair work that may need doing.

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.