It has almost unlimited power, mows fast, smooth with power steering, brakes, hydraulic drive. Been in the shop in Baytown Tx for the 5th or 6th time due to the drive belt coming off. We removed the tire and hauled it home. Anyway, it was a quick fix and it got the machine back up and running. What's a body to do? Once I get my tractor back, I will never set foot in this dealership again. The parts expert was not aware that such a filter was available, and not until I provided him with the Kubota part number was he able to find two 2 in his inventory.
With little tread and moderate surface area, these tires are designed to not scalp your yard. We are working to add more daily. Maybe my view is influenced by the sheer number of tires over 140 that I have to maintain on a fixed income, but I think every tractor collector should become proficient in tire repairs and acquire enough tools to do the job. Seems the one they showed in inventory was out in the shop being installed on another mower. Messicks stocks over 12,000 different Kubota part numbers.
In October the wiring harness completely burned up. Service tech indicated that with the emission system, you have to shift with the engine wide open and indicated that is probably why the clutch failed. In sum, this Kubota tractor is one of the worst purchases rip-offs I have ever made. Liberty dual axle 18 Ft. Don't let it sit on a flat tyre for too long. What happened about 3 years ago,,, I was unloading my 700 pound Esse cookstove from a tractor trailer out in my road,,,, As soon as I had the stove in my bucket I realized I was losing air in the tire,,, I had no choice but to get off the road with the stove,,, so I did drive on a very low flat tire for about 20 feet.
They are designed for skid loaders but can be adapted to a front end loader fairly easily. I cut the old tube around the inside center of the tube. The real negative for me is that this tractor wants to tip over. Maybe even try re-fairing the scratched up from driving on it bead area with epoxy. All sales are to be made in person. Very disappointed in the assistance that I did not get from Kubota.
Chances are it'll get cut up again sometime, so why buy a new one if a band-aide patch'll do? Call for details and applicability. They want us all on the Government handouts. It doesn't go over the red line, but gets pretty close. Do not buy this mower unless you enjoy paying for something you cannot use. From one shut down to the next one or several of the micro switches in the system will not allow the machine to start. You could use a carriage bolt from the inside with a plate on the outside.
I added a rim lock to each wheel of my bike which prevents a tire from spinning on a rim. They ordered me a tube when I dropped it off this morning. In my experience this is false. It never ends with this place. So if the tyre is filled make sure the puncture is right at the top and you ream out the puncture hole well to dry it.
The trick was to use a jack to manipulate the tire into contact with as much of the rim as possible, remove the valve core, hook up a good strong compressor with a locking chuck, spray some starting ether into the tire and torch it off by tossing a lighted paper towel into the space where the tire wasn't contacting the rim - then turn on the air full force. The more I think about this; the more I think George makes a great point. We've been serving the agricultural and residential community for over one hundred years and we have a long list of satisfied customers. We strive to provide the best customer service, no matter where you live. I cut out the tube valve. In other words, buy a Kubota, and if the problem cannot be fixed by the independent dealer, the product belongs to the purchaser. His unit started having problems about 2 months ago.
However, last summer the engine blew. Little kids and old ladies are allowed to squander their money on tire repairs, but tractor collectors should be able to do their own. It should hold for now, but we expect the tire will need to be replaced before too long as the patch can actually be seen from the outside of the tire lol. I will probably need to seek a small engine repair shop out going forward and stay away from dealer at all Cost. I didn't swell up, but it left two little white marks and my finger still hurts.