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.