A used kubota tractor – a guide
Buying a used kubota tractor or new tractor is a major investment, both in terms of time and money.
A tractor is most likely to be used as a part of farm machinery, and as such as part of a business. It is imperative therefore that you research thoroughly before you buy, because if you get it wrong, it wouldn’t just be an inconvenience it could well have an adverse effect on your business profitability.
There are many good manufacturers of agricultural machinery out there, and many people buy by brand loyalty, as they do an auto. Kubota is one of the leading manufacturers of tractors and engines, and has been around a fair while, since 1890 to be precise. They have established a good reputation for quality and levels of service.
Any company of agricultural machinery, whether its Kubota, or John Deere, or Massey Ferguson have established themselves over long periods of time, and this is an important consideration in terms of stability of the company. When buying a new or used kubota tractor from a dealership, there are a lot of variables that can work to your advantage.
You can probably negotiate on price, on length of warranty, on deals to do with servicing and maintenance scheduling, and these are important pricing factors. Dealing with a company like Kubota, you should also be able to negotiate a zero or really low interest rate on your final purchase price, and also be able to negotiate a good deal on your training needs after purchase.
Any good salesman will see any sale as an opportunity to build along term relationship, and you can work this to your advantage. Buying a used kubota tractor is likely some thing you will repeat over time, and you will always retain that choice of where you buy, but there will be a lot of ways a good dealer can help you post sale, both in terms of training, and in terms of supplying manufacturers parts and trained service personnel.
This is where a brand like Kubota come into its own, partly because it is a well respected company in Japan, and Japanese companies have an excellent reputation for reliability and long term commitment to their customers, and partly because it has been around in the United States since the early 1970’s, and people know it as a company.
There is extensive information and reports available on-line, both by way of the official Kubota website, but also by way of sites that have extensive discussion forums. These can be really useful by way of finding out issues that current owners have, and how they have resolved them. Be mindful that they can appear a bit negative at times, as only people with queries or problems tend to post to them, so they can seem a bit one-sided. Good luck!