Kubota BX25 – Specs, Problems, Attachments,
The Kubota BX25 is a BX series backhoe loader tractor, first produced in about 2009, and in production for roughly 4/5 years.
It has a 0.9 litre, 3 cylinder diesel engine, with a power output of about 23 hp, and a PTO of approx 17/18 hp. It has a fuel capacity of just over 6.5 gallons.
It has hydrostatic transmission, power steering and a wet disc braking sysytem.
Kubota has a wide range of dealerships that can offer good deals on new and used tractors, and can be relied upon to provide a high standard of service both before and after sale.
When considering whether to buy a used Kubota BX25, it is important not only to look at the price, but to look at what type of work the tractor has been used for, and what type of ground it has been used upon.
Kubota BX25 Specifications
All details relating to specifications, parts and attachments are approximate and should be checked with the manufacturer before any purchase or repair is made.
This in part is because changes can be made to a particular model over the years of production, and also a number of websites carry detailed technical information, which can sometimes slightly differ.
When checking exact specifications for a Kubota BX25, there are a number of areas to check :
Kubota BX25 engine
- Engine grows HP at 3200 rpm
- PTO horsepower at 3200 rpm
- Fuel tank capacity
Kubota BX25 drive train
- Drive method
- PTO– rear
- PTO – mid
Kubota BX25 hydraulics
- Pump output
- Three point hitch
- Lift capacity at 24 inches behind pin
Kubota BX25 tire size
- Front – turf/bar/industrial
- Rear – turf/bar/industrial
- Travelling speed – forward
- Travelling speed – reverse
Kubota BX25 Dimensions
- Length with three point hitch
- Height with ROPS
- Ground clearance
- Tread – front
- Tread – rear
- Turning radius
- Tractor weight
Kubota BX25 backhoe specifications (if appropriate)
- Bucket cylinder digging force
- Dipperstick cylinder digging force
- Boom swing mechanism
- Shipping weight
- Transport height
- Loading height
- Digging depth
- Swing pivot to rear axle centre line
- Reach from swing pivot
- Buckets rotation
- Swing arc
- Angle of departure
Kubota BX25 Loader specifications (if applicable)
- Maximum lift height to bucket pivot pin
- Dumping clearance
- Dumping reach at maximum lift height
- Maximum dump angle
- Reach with bucket on ground
- Bucket roll back angle
- Digging depth
- Bucket width
- Lift capacity
- Breakout force
- Raising time/lowering time – with and without load
- Bucket roll back time/dumping time
Kubota BX25 Problems
Problems can occur with any tractor, either new or secondhand. Sometimes these problems are to do with defects in the machine, or with parts and sometimes they are to do with poor maintenance or simple checks and remedies.
Below are listed some of the most common problems with the kubota ????? tractor, and some general ideas as to how these problems can normally be dealt with.
BX25 – tractor won’t start
Check the following
- Check the transmission gear shift lever. It may not be in the right position. Place the range shift lever into neutral and check the engine throttle lever is not put forward. Move the throttle half or full impulse.
- Check and see if the battery connection is loose or corroded. Check connections and retighten it necessary
- Check and see if the fuel shutoff valve is closed.
- Check and see if the fuel is either stale, or at an improper fuel level. Drain the tank if necessary of all fuel and refill.
- Check if the engine oil viscosity is correct or not, and if not completely change the oil in the tractor.there
- Check and see if the fuel filter is plugged, and if necessary place.
- check if the air intake filter is plugged, and if it is clean or if necessary replace the air filter elements.
- Checked to see if any of the fuses have blown and if necessary replace one or all of them.
BX25 – tractor won’t start, just clicks
check the following
- Could be potential battery issues. Check that all the motor and battery connections are clean and tight.
- Check the battery voltage and its holding power and replace it necessary.
BX25 – tractor cranks but will not start
- The fuel may not be getting to the cylinder. check the fuel level, the shutoff valve and the fuel filter.
- Check the air filter. It may be too cold for the cylinder to combust mixture of air and fuel.
- Move the throttle back to idle and then half throttle and attempt to restart
Starting diesel engines in cold weather
- Use proper seasonal diesel blends. Winter blends have certain additives to ensure that they remain liquid when it is cold.
- Watch and check for bio diesel percentages
- idle the engines for a time before using, this increases its efficiency and range.
- Maintain the cooling system properly. Check the overall level and quality of coolant.
- Use various engine starting aids if necessary. Some of the most common are glow plugs, intake preheaters and block heaters.
- if the engine fails to start, this could be due to the cold start system malfunctioning, the fuel injectors may be dirty or there may be a faulty switch.
BX25 Engine problems.
Either the engine went start, or it is hard to start or start and then stalls. Check the following :
- There may be no fuel flow. check the tank, hoses, feel shutoff valve and fuel filter. Make sure they are all functioning properly and that there are no leaks from any of them.
- The exhaust smoke may be black. This may be due to too much oil, a clogged air filter or dirty fuel.
- The exhaust smoke may be blue or white. This may be due to fuel inside the muffler, a clogged fuel injection nozzle, poor quality fuel, a defective thermostat or that may be sediment in the fuel which may also be stale.
BX25 Engine may be overheating.
Check the following
- The engine may be overloaded, in human terms too much may be asked of it. Lighten the load or shift to a lower gear
- The coolant level may be low check and see if it needs refilling and also check the hoses and radiator to make sure there are no links or loose connections.
- There may be a blockage in the coolant system that is affecting its flow. Best thing to do is to completely flush the whole coolant system and replace as necessary.
- The fan belt may be loose or damaged. It should be easy to check for wear and tear and any tension and replace as necessary.
- The radiator core or screens and dirty and simply cleaning them maybe enough to solve the problem.
BX25 Steering issues
Normally the steering either feels a bit loose or may pull to one side.
- Check the steering fluid. Check the hydraulic oil level, and check for any leaks.
- Tires may be a bit low or flat. Check for low tire pressure and reinflate all replaced if needed.
- The steering linkage may be in need of lubrication.
- If there is too much play in the steering wheel, and none of the above again difference them advice and assistance should be sought from the nearest Kubota dealership, as this could be a real safety concern.
The manual for the Kubota BX25 is likely to have a section entitled troubleshooting or something similar. This information is also often found on a number of major websites either entitled troubleshooting, resources or FAQ.
It’s mainly contains questions and answers on common problems and questions relating to Kubota machines generally can be a really useful source of advice.
Below are some of the main areas that are covered :
- How to obtain replacement owners manual or parts catalogue
- Free start-up checks. This can include removing debris from surrounding areas, checking oil levels and using fresh fuel.
- Follow all safety recommendations
- A recommended maintenance schedule
- How to change oil
- How to clean machine
- How to find the right spark plug
- How to lubricate gears
- How to maintain pistons and cylinders
- How to maintain air filters
- How to store when not in use
- Tire maintenance
- Which attachments are available
- How to obtain a wiring diagram
- Tracking adjustment if machine is putting to one side
- Type of fuel
- Warranty information, normally the type of coverage available depending if manufacturer or dealership warranty, and the length of the warranty as well.
- PTO problems
- Loader problems
- Steering box issues
- Starting problems
- How to fix attachments
- Optional extras as listed below
- Engine block heater
- Work lights, front and rear enabling high visibility at night
- Back buzzer
- Double acting remote hydraulic control valve
- Three point hitch
- Top and filter kit
Kubota BX25 maintenance and servicing
One of the best ways to prevent a lot of common problems is to make sure that the BX25 tractor is regularly serviced, and all the recommended checks are carried out in accordance with the schedule laid out in the sservice manual.
Check the owners service and parts manual for full details
- Check all the service intervals. These are normally something like daily checks every 50 hours, every 100 hours, every 200 hours, every 400 hours, every 800 hours, every 15:00 hours, every 3000 hours, every one year, every two years and service as required.
- Maintenance of loader, including daily checks, lubrication and tire inflation.
- How best to store tractor, in terms of inside/outside, draining of fuel, maintenance of battery and electrical systems etc.
Kubota BX25 and Biodiesel Fuels.
Many people like to use bio diesel fuels in their Kubota BX25, but it is an area that is slightly complicated. Anyone wanting to use this type of fuel should look into it carefully, check the nature of biodiesel fuels, check manufacturers advice on whether or not to use it into engines and check potential problems it may cause. Below is a list of some of the things to consider.
- What is biodiesel
- Is it safe to use biodiesel in BX25 engines – check with the manufacturer
- What are the advantages of biodiesel
- Biodiesel fuel storage guidelines
- How does using biodiesel fuel affect the engine warranty
- Potential drawbacks to using biodiesel fuel
- Cold weather flow degradation
- Stability and storage issues
- Possible filter restriction and plugging
- Possible fuel leakage through seals and hoses
- Possible reduction of service life of engine components
- Possible coaching/block injector nozzles
- Possible crankcase oil pollution
- Potential corrosion of fuel injection system
- Possible seizure of internal components
- Possible formation of sludge and sediments
- Possible thermal oxidation of fuel at elevated temperatures
- Possible steel and gasket material degradation
- Possible compatibility issues with other materials used in fuel handling distribution and storage equipment
- Possible reduction in water separator efficiency
- Potential high acid levels within fuel system
- Potential damage to paint is exposed to bio diesel
- Emissions – check engine year of manufacture
- Emissions – how to find engine emissions certificates
- Emissions – check engines horsepower rating.
Buying a second hand Kubota BX25 checklist
Many problems arise with a Kubota BX25 when it is brought second-hand. Below is a checklist of things to look out for when buying a used second-hand machine which if followed, may help to alleviate some of the more common problems.
- Check vehicle documents and service book, warranty documents, year of manufacture, any chassis number and any outstanding finance.
- Check tires and wheels for wear and tear. Make sure the tires are the same type on any one axle, check for rim damage and check we’ll attachment for weights
- Check gearbox, especially if any grinding noises during steering. Check differential lock engages and disengages, functional rear and front power takeoff, PTO shaft condition and any unusual noises.
- Check lifting mechanism, the hydraulic pump system, any hoses and cylinders
- Check all electrical systems, make sure it is a functional lighting system and test all electrical elements
- Engine and battery – check for leaks in the unusual noises when starting or idling, any abnormal exhaust colouration. Check battery maintenance and emission control
- Oils and liquids – check for any oil leaks and liquid levels, check engine oil, coolant, hydraulic oil, servo oils and gearbox
- Cabin and visibility – condition of drivers seat, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, display indicators working, front and rear windows free of damage and check windscreen wipers and mirrors are working properly.
- Overall condition – check the signs of repairs, proof that spare parts and accessories are original, check for any corrosion or rust and any unusual alterations to paintwork.
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Kubota BX25 Attachments / Implements
There are a number of attachmentsavailable for Kubota tractors, a general list of which is published below, and more detailed information beneath.
- Mower Deck
- All Purpose Seeder
- Pallett Forks
- Box Blade
- Grooming Mower
- Finishing Mower
- Fertilizer Spreader
- Rotary Tiller
- Rotary Cutter
- Rear Blade
- Wood Chopper
- Landscapr Trailer
- Post Hole Digger
- Landscape Rake
- Lawn Aerator
- Bush Hogg
- Finish Mower
- Soil Pulveriser
- Trailor Mower
- Land leveler
- Garden Bedder
- Lawn Plugger
- Bale Spear
- Blades / Box Scraper
- Field Cultivators
- Disc Harrows
- Power Harrows
- Vertical Tillage
- Round Balers
- Disc Mower Conditioners
- Plain Disc Mowers
Kubota BX25 Implements
- A G 15 series arena graders
- BB 12 series box scrapers
- BB 05 series box scrapers
- CA05 series core aerators
- CA15 series core aerators
- DH 10 series disk harrows
- DRG drag harrows
- G505 series grading scrapers
- third function valves
- SGC0554 claw grapples
- SGC0548 claw grapples
- LR 16 series landscape rakes
- LR05 series landscape rakes
- MP 10 and MP 20 series mold board
- SA 20 series post hole digger
- HD 25 series post hole diggers
- PD 10 series post hole diggers
- RP16 series rear blades
- RB 15 series rear blades
- RB05 series rear blades
- SF 25 series scarifiers
- SBR series seed bed rollers
- SP 20 series soil pulverisers
- FDR 16 series grooming mowers
- QH 10 series quick hitches
- QH05 quick hitches
- QH 15 series quick hitches
- BSR 10 series bail Spears
- BS and BSE 30/40/50 series bail Spears
- BS and BSE 10/20 series bail Spears
- CB05 series combination bucket
- PFL 20 series pallet forks
- P F10 and PF 20 series pallet forks
- WC1504 wood chippers
- WC 1503 woodchipers
- RCR 12 series rotary cutters
- RTA 12 series rotary tillers
- RTR 12 series rotary tillers
- RTR 05 series rotary tillers
- FPS series food plot seeders
- PDS series pull type spreaders
- FSP series spreaders
- STB05 series snow trip blades
- WB 10 series weight box
- SPL 05 series loader Mount Snow
- SB 10 series snowblowers
- front loader
- Swift connect backhoe
Kubota BX25 for Sale/Prices
Buying any new Kubota tractor
From a Kubota dealership – think in terms of buying a new car or truck – drill down to MSRP, dealership mark up, discounts both national and local.
Do negotiating online if possible, as this gives you greater control over the sales process. Check what attachments are included, and offers on servicing and maintenance, after sales help such as transportation etc.
Check different sources of credit
Get quotes from different dealerships, including outside the area you live in, competition is fierce. If buying out of state, check shipping costs and confirm they are included.
Do negotiating by email if possible- thsi measn you have everything in writing, and gives you more time to consider your options.
Buying any used Kubota Tractor
Think in terms of buying a used auto or truck, both in terms of price and who to buy from.
Research current used prices on line – they will vary depending on the year of manufacture, engine size, how many hours it has been used for, what type of work it has been used for, and what type of ground it has been used on.
Decide on how much you are willing to pay, and whether to buy privately or through a Kubota dealership – privately includes on line dealers and auction sites. Prices will probably be lower than a dealership, but will also probbaly offer less protection.
If buying from a Kubota dealership, check if they know the history of the tractor -this can be really usefulin confirming its hours, servicing history and work record – type of work and land type of useage.
If out of manufacturers warranty, check what warrnty the dealership will offer, and if it includes / excludes tires etc.
Try and negotiate online if possible, and by email for reasons as above. Also research different sources of credit, Including Kubota Credit if available.
Kubota BX25 – Craigslist
Craigslist is a huge and popular marketplace for a wide range of agricultural products, including tractors such as the Kubota ?????.
The advantage is the ability to search locally by state, and by county. This means the practicality of inspecting the tractor is much greater, and also finding out its history and work detail.
The downside is that searching by locality limits the number of tractors that may be available, although if someone is willing to buy out of state then it broadens the search area significantly.
Kubota Bx25 Owners Manual
The owners manual and the service manual for the Kubota BX25 are normally quite easy to obtain. If buying a new tractor then the manual will come with it, or should come with it, either as a hardback book, or as a downloadable PDF
If buying a used tractor and the handbook or manual is not available, then you can normally be obtained either from a dealership, or a number of sites online that offer it either as a free download, or available at a nominal charge.
Owners manuals and service manuals can also often be obtained from sites such as eBay and Amazon.
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Kubota BX25 Reviews – Common Questions
There are numerous reviews available online, ranging from full-length video reviews on sites such as YouTube, through to discussion forums such as tractor by net. the value of video reviews ifsthey show the tractor at its best, as most of these reviews are done by dealerships, or very enthusiastic customers.
Discussion forums tend to be more focused and constructively critical. They are a wide source of valuable information and normally have most issues concerning this tractor covered already, or have a wide range of users who are willing to the help with most detailed problems and questions
Kubota BX 25 Price
The Kubota BX 25 and the BX 25D were produced between 2009 and 2014 as part of the popular BX range. The price at the time was around US$19,000, although buying one second-hand in 2020 is a different issue altogether.
When looking at the price for a used Kubota BX 25, it is worth thinking in similar terms to buying a second-hand car, although it is a bit easier in many ways. It is easy to check the availability and price, best done on sites such as eBay and other auction sites. This should give you a better sense of what people are willing to pay for them, and a good idea of the range of ages and types of tractor available.
When considering price, it is important to remember that if buying from a dealership the price is likely to be slightly higher than if buying privately. The benefit of this is that the dealership may offer some type of warranty, some type of deal on servicing and maintenance including transport of the tractor, and may have some idea of the history of the tractor if they sold it originally. The value of this is that they may know the type of work and the type of ground that thetractor has been involved in.
Kubota BX25 Tractor Loader backhoe
The Kubota BX 25 comes with a backhoe and front loader as standard. The loader type is a Kubota LA 240, has a height of 71 inches, has a clearance dump bucket of 52 inches, a dump reach of 26 inches a dump angle of 45°, a rollback angle of 29°, a breakout force of 992lbs, and a bucket width of 48 inches.
The backhoe type is a Kubota BT 601 of 48 inches, a weight of 617lbs, a taking depth of 73 inches, a breach from private of 103 inches, a loading height of 60 inches, a bucket force of 1936 lbs.
Kubota BX 25 Attachments
The Kubota BX 25 attachments relate largely to the loader and backhoe, and snowblower as detailed below. There is also a mower deck which is looked at in more detail below. These attachments and implements allow the Kubota BX 25 to do a wide variety of different tasks. The Kubota BX 25 uses a Kubota swift connect mounting system for the attachment and detachment of the backhoe. This is designed to be both easy and safe, and allow for maximum ease of use for the driver of tractor
Kubota specs – hydraulic fluid change, weight, accessories, oil filter life
The specifications of the Kubota BX 25 are fairly impressive. It has a Kubota engine of 0.9 L, three cylinder diesel engine, and a fuel capacity of just over 6 1/2 gallons.
It has a rate hike three-point hitch position control, a rear independent PTO and a rear RPM of 540.
It weighs approximately a bit over 2500lbs, and the backhoe loader has a big depth of just over 70 inches and a dump angle of 45 inches.
In terms of Kubota BX 25 power, it has an engine of just over 20 hp and a PTO of just over 15 hp. It has hydrostatic power steering, wet disc braking system and a cab is a foldable ROPS, with the option of a canopy.
The hydraulics are an open center type, with a total flow of six gpm.
Kubota BX25 Mower Deck
As part of its being a versatile tractor, the Kubota BX 25 can also be used as a mower deck. Depending upon which model is being used, it has a cutting width of between approximately 50 and 60 inches and the deck type is either drive over, deep or tunnel.
As with any type of mower deck, safety is hugely important. There is sometimes a tendency to think that compact tractors or mower decks can be used by people of an age who are not really sufficiently mature to use them. Safety needs to be paramount when using any type of tractor, both in terms of the age and experience of the person driving it, and the environment within which is being used.
When using the Kubota BX 25 as a mower deck, it is important to recognise that there are no other people or animals or pets in the area around it, that could possibly be harmed by its usage. It is also important to check the ground to make sure there is nothing of a hazardous nature that could damage the tractor.
It should be remembered that when using the Kubota BX 25 as a mower deck, if it sustained any damage as a result of rocks or other types of material, it would cease functioning completely as a tractor, and render the use of the backhoe and loader impossible until it is repaired.
Kubota BX25 Snow blower
The Kubota BX 25 can easily be turned into one of the most effective snow blower machines available. Taking off the front loader and replacing it with the Kubota snowblower attachment is the most effective way of using the tractor to clear snow.
The snowblower attachment is approximately 50 inches wide, and churns through snow at an amazing speed, discharging it through a chute, like many specific snowblower machines do.
Some users have advocated keeping the backhoe on the tractor at the same time. It can give a degree of stability to the tractor when it is piling through huge volumes of snow.
It can also be advisable to use industrial tires which can provide extra traction, and also to use snow chains on both front and back tires if possible.
There is some dispute as to whether snow chains should be on both front and back tires or on one set only. The argument is that if they are on both sets it can affect the traction of the tractor and causes damage unnecessarily
Kubota BX 25 Reviews
When looking for reviews of the Kubota BX 25 there are several things to bear in mind. There will be videos available on You Tube and other channels that show off this tractor in its best light. That is a good thing in many ways, but it should be remembered that these are normally not objective reviews. They are normally promoted by dealerships and other sellers of the tractor. They can give a good insight into the tractor at its best.
It is also important to get a reality check on the tractor. Going to any discussion site such as tractor by net, and doing a search for the Kubota BX 25 should give you a fairly good idea of what users of it think, what problems they may have been in the past, and how these may be addressed in any Kubota BX 25 that is bought nowadays. Discussion forums are by far the best place to get genuine feedback, and most people who use them are both enthusiasts and realists.
You are most likely to get genuine and unbiased feedback from these forums. It should also be noted that if someone has had a really bad experience for any reason, either at time of sale or subsequently, they are sometimes likely to go a bit overboard in their criticism.
It is important to bring any type of objectivity to a review of a Kubota BX 25, and take any criticism on board and see what can be done to nullify it.
Kubota BX 25D
The Kubota BX 25D was manufactured between 2013 and 2014, following the production of the Kubota BX 25 from 2009 to 2013, and preceded by the Kubota BX 25D – which was produced from 2015 to 2016.
The Kubota BX 25D if a backhoe loader tractor, just manufactured by Kubota, and had an original pricetag of US dollars 19,950 in 2013. It is powered by a more .9 L three cylinder diesel engine, has a 25 L fuel capacity, and a 12 m hydraulic system.
The Kubota BX 25D as a rear type III.6 system, with a rear lift at both ends of just under 1000 lbs, and a realist at 24 inches of just over 650 lbs.
The Kubota BX 25D as an independent rear and middle PTO, a rear RPM of this 540, a wheelbase of just over 55 inches, weighs somewhere between 1500 and 2500 pounds stop
The Kubota BX 25D as an engine power of 23 hp, and estimated PCO power of 17 1/2 hp the hydraulics capacity is estimated to be just over 3 gallons, and is estimated to have a pump flow of just over six gpm.
The Kubota BX 25D offers a number of potential attachments, the most common being a 54 inch mower deck, a 60 inch mower deck, 850 inch snow blower, a loader the kubota LA240A an d abackhoe, the Kubota BT602