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KrayzKajun
11-23-2012, 09:26 PM
Stopped at the kubota/deere dealer today while the wife was shopping. Im in the market for a newer tracked skid for tree/brush clearing(possible brushmower) and for my new flood control/prevention company. Also for moving mulch,soil and landscaping. Plan to either sell my mustang wheeled skid or trade it in and take advantage of the tax credit. Came accross a 2010 Kubota SVL75 w/ 800hrs, full cab, ac/heat. Tracks are in good shape. One owner machine traded in for a new 90. They are asking $34k before trade in. For the guys with the new kubotas, how do yall like them. Here are a few pics of the machine im looking at. http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/519E1C8B-CA72-4D2B-B5C9-192508B510C2-15367-00000B8CA764D160.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/2EDEF5B2-D7D4-4E92-81AB-67F586842E5E-15367-00000B8C98320621.jpg
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rvon99
11-23-2012, 09:58 PM
I have had one since July and love it. It has 125hrs now.

AEL
11-23-2012, 10:07 PM
I have demoed a 75 and a 90 and am tossed between them bobcat and the new alpha series case. Awesome machines and I am always impressed with kubotas products, and after sales service.
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tailboardtech
11-23-2012, 11:18 PM
I say go for it
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whiffyspark
11-24-2012, 09:31 AM
Price is high in my opinion, I can get one for 48 new loaded with a cab and AC.

I LOVE these machines. I just can't justify that payment yet.

KrayzKajun
11-24-2012, 09:37 AM
Time to go put a forsale sign on my mustang 2044 skidsteer.
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Digdeep
11-24-2012, 10:03 AM
Check the condition of the lift cylinders. I know a guy in my QDM (quality deer management) chapter that has broken two lift cylinders on his Kubota. He uses his machine for brush cutting trails and removing buck brush and other stuff like downed trees and brush on people's hunting properties. There is no way out for the debris that collects in the loader tower and it gets between the cylinders and the frame and breaks them. Very hard to even pressure wash the area.

muddywater
11-24-2012, 10:26 AM
tracks look 25% in the pics. I would expect new tracks for 34k.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-Kubota-SVL75-Skid-Steer-Loader-Diesel-123-Hours-/390493979255?pt=Skid_Steel_Loaders&hash=item5aeb414277&nma=true&si=JVQTqkS9Lhb3qgM0a%2Bw5u1Oj0is%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Marek
11-24-2012, 11:22 AM
Does anyone have any experiance with the lsv 90 . Brother in law found one up here that is a loaded high flow with 1.5 hrs for 51k. Had a friend that demo d one and felt that the 90 had no hydro digging power.

ksss
11-24-2012, 04:22 PM
I ran the 75. I did not find it that powerful or that impressive. I like some of the ideas on it. The tie downs on the loader arms is a good idea. I would try the 90.

KrayzKajun
11-24-2012, 04:53 PM
They had a 90 sitting next to another 75 and the 90 is too big overall as a machine. I still want to use the machine for landscaping.
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Cornell
11-24-2012, 09:55 PM
tracks look about done, ask for new ones for 34k

I really don't like that track pattern.

KrayzKajun
11-26-2012, 08:45 AM
Contacting the dealer today to see what type of deal they can work out. Definitly want new set of tracks and maybe a grapple bucket too. Lol ( we can all wish)
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Marek
11-26-2012, 10:55 AM
Either which way negotiate a new set of tracks into the deal then take them with you , get the last couple hundred hrs out of the old tracks then just put the new ones on yourself then you are ahead of the game.

ARP
11-26-2012, 02:12 PM
I would definitely push them for new tracks on that machine for the asking price. If they don't want to do that, have them lower the asking price by $5k and put new tracks on it yourself when the old ones wear out in a few hundred more hours.

Other than that, the machine doesn't look to be in bad shape. I can't speak to how well the machine runs as I haven't run one of these new Kubotas myself, but I am starting to see them more up in my area which is diehard Cat and Bobcat territory. Just make sure you check everything over before you sign on the dotted line.

KrayzKajun
11-26-2012, 02:15 PM
Thanks Andrew & everyone else for the advice.

KrayzKajun
11-27-2012, 08:34 PM
Trying to setup a demo for end of next week. Working on a bid to renovate a park so this machine would pay for itself on that job.
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KrayzKajun
11-30-2012, 09:39 AM
I have had one since July and love it. It has 125hrs now.

Hows the lift capacity?
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jlawnservice
12-02-2012, 12:02 PM
kubota is going to be the machine to have after 2014 thats when they take all kubota engines away from bobcat

Digdeep
12-02-2012, 01:13 PM
kubota is going to be the machine to have after 2014 thats when they take all kubota engines away from bobcat

"Taking away" may be a little bit of a stretch, but I agree that the Kubota engine brand helped Bobcat. I guess I can't blame Doosan for going with an engine that they make on their own. It will definitely increase Doosan's margins by not having to buy from another OEM. Not sure if there is any net gain for the Bobcat dealers since I don't see Doosan/Bobcat lowering the dealer's prices.

Don't forget that all of CAT's compact equipment will have Kubota engines too so Kubota won't exactly have the market cornered with their engine.

jlawnservice
12-02-2012, 02:12 PM
wish they made a tracked machine to work well in snow!

ksss
12-02-2012, 07:25 PM
I really fail to see the huge advantage that Kubota provides. BC has been running these engines for sometime, compared to their other previous options its certainly a step up (Puegot, Duetz). BC machines have never been overpowered with Kubota, always showing below everyone but CAT in torque. However the Kubota engines in the D series CATs show some impressive numbers. If your buying a BC for the Kubota engine I think your missing something. I am not saying its not a decent engine, it is but Doosan will more than match the Kubota.

Digdeep
12-02-2012, 11:15 PM
I really fail to see the huge advantage that Kubota provides. BC has been running these engines for sometime, compared to their other previous options its certainly a step up (Puegot, Duetz). BC machines have never been overpowered with Kubota, always showing below everyone but CAT in torque. However the Kubota engines in the D series CATs show some impressive numbers. If your buying a BC for the Kubota engine I think your missing something. I am not saying its not a decent engine, it is but Doosan will more than match the Kubota.

I don't really think that there's a real tangible benefit to the Kubota engine other than the fact that it has very good brand equity which helps the value of the machine. This is a result of them being a very reliable, long running engine.

There are many other engines out there Shane like you mention that would do the job just fine. I'm not sure which engine Doosan will put in the Bobcat now, but it may be the Daedong engine that they've been running in the Kioti tractors. In the long run, the new engine's reliability, or lack thereof will have to be proven.

ksss
12-03-2012, 01:55 AM
I don't really think that there's a real tangible benefit to the Kubota engine other than the fact that it has very good brand equity which helps the value of the machine. This is a result of them being a very reliable, long running engine.

There are many other engines out there Shane like you mention that would do the job just fine. I'm not sure which engine Doosan will put in the Bobcat now, but it may be the Daedong engine that they've been running in the Kioti tractors. In the long run, the new engine's reliability, or lack thereof will have to be proven.

Kubota provided stability and reliablity in powerplants to the BC brand that they did not have before. I get that but Doosan will not put engines in their BCs that dont hold up. They are still no doubt trying to pay off the 5B they paid for the BC, I dont see them misstepping here. If it were possible to select your powerplant to go in a machine from the available OEMs that offer their powerplants in these applications I would pick Yanmar and Isuzu over Kubota. I am sure it was a source of contention for Doosan having to buy Japanese engines for their Korean owned machines. I thought the world would stop spinning when CASE dropped the 3.9 from their skid steers. The Iveco engines in my opinion from an operational standpoint are superior to the Cummins.

KrayzKajun
12-09-2012, 09:57 AM
well i think the svl75 is out. based off the weight etc.. of the sandbagging attachment im picking up for my new company, the svl75 will fall short of handling and manueveralbility of the attachment. (it weighs close to 2800# loaded with full bags).

ksss
12-09-2012, 11:41 AM
Take a spin in a CASE TR320. You can counter weight it if needed to but it has a 3200 ROC at 50% without it. I am really digging that 320!

KrayzKajun
12-09-2012, 11:48 AM
No case dealers around me
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AWJ Services
12-09-2012, 01:44 PM
My TL140 is rated at 2100 ROC and a 2800 pound attachment would not be an issue.

KrayzKajun
12-09-2012, 01:56 PM
My TL140 is rated at 2100 ROC and a 2800 pound attachment would not be an issue.

My local United rentals is having a serious inventory sale. Its literally 2blocks from my house. They have 5x TL130s and i think 1x TL140
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KrayzKajun
12-09-2012, 09:15 PM
I may still go demo the svl75 for week and see what she can really do.
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AEL
12-09-2012, 09:36 PM
No harm in demoing the machine! As long as you are up front with the dealer about what you are thinking .
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KrayzKajun
12-09-2012, 10:00 PM
No harm in demoing the machine! As long as you are up front with the dealer about what you are thinking .
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The dealer offered me a special on a 7day demo for the price of a 5day rental and if i decide to buy it will be credited to the purchase price.
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TriCityLawnCareLLC
12-09-2012, 11:10 PM
Money talks...that's the bottom line. But, with that in mind, I personally like to go after/use equipment from a company how has experience. I am a big Kubota fan (mowers) but I haven't seen many Kubota skid steers out in the field. Bob Cat, Case, Cat have a good play on the skid steer market, they know what they're doing.

If i were in your situation, and the cash wasn't the main concern, I would pass on this unit.
A. I don't like to buy the first of anything-always have bugs to work out
B. Very big and bulky-heavy

AWJ Services
12-10-2012, 08:02 AM
You need weight in a CTL too get performance from it. The ground pressure is very low. I run a TL140 which is a large machine for its class and I have rarely ever really needed a smaller machine. If I did need a smaller machine it was way smaller. I really think a TL130- 257-t190 class machines are just landscaping machines. They just will never serve as a everyday hardscaping grading machine. You need a 9k + machine. I have yet too demo the Case that KSSS is recomding but in head too head competition it has equaslled or beat Taks of similar size , which in my opinion is quite an accomplishment.

With CTLs I have found that it can be hard too get a good deal on used ones. The cost of tracks and undercarraige parts coupled with much cheaper new machine financing makes it hard too justify not buying new. The market has settled now and the deals are fewer and far between. Most of the low hour machines are within 15 to 20% of the cost of new. It is real important for me too have equipment that is extremley dependable. I just cannot see the value in saving 15k on a used machine except under very certain situations, like buying a machine with 100 hours. I have found that equipments dependablibity is best in it's first 1000 hours and good in the second 1000 hours. After that is where the real issues seem too arise.

KrayzKajun
12-10-2012, 12:22 PM
The kubota weighs a shy over 9k pnds.
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AWJ Services
12-10-2012, 04:09 PM
The kubota weighs a shy over 9k pnds.
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Yes and it should handle 3000 pounds very easily. Remember 50% ROC is a real world number of what the machine will handle safely. My machine is 2100 pound ROC 35% rating 3000 at 50%. I have too get well over 4000 pounds before it can be a problem unloading semis.

KrayzKajun
12-10-2012, 04:22 PM
Yea i just got off the phone with the rep for the attachment. I had my numbers wrong the attachment weighs 800#s unloaded and 1800#s loaded so the kubota would be a perfect fit. Waiting on a response back from the kubota dealer on scheduling my demo.
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Cornell
12-10-2012, 04:57 PM
We rented a SVL75 last week because our T750 was too wide to backfill between a wall we did and the house. My Dad was impressed by it actually.

KrayzKajun
12-10-2012, 05:05 PM
We rented a SVL75 last week because our T750 was too wide to backfill between a wall we did and the house. My Dad was impressed by it actually.

Thats awesome yall were impressed since yall run the $hit out of them machines.
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Cornell
12-10-2012, 05:17 PM
Thats awesome yall were impressed since yall run the $hit out of them machines.
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:laugh: They are made to work!

I've only been in a SVL90 and liked it. The cabs are huge and comfy too.

Still would get a M series Bobcat though. :)

KrayzKajun
12-10-2012, 10:02 PM
I just cant justify spending the money for a new machine. The kubota dealer is willing to make a deal on this unit so im going to see if it fits all my needs.
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Albery's Lawn & Tractor
12-25-2012, 09:18 PM
Did you ever try the machine out? We have a SVL75 with almost 200 hours on it now and it's been a great machine.

KrayzKajun
12-25-2012, 09:54 PM
Waiting to setup a demo after the 1st of the year.
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Schrock Lawns
12-27-2012, 11:12 AM
I demoed one of these yesterday and the cab space is amazing in it I was quoted like 58 or 60k fully loaded 2 speed cab high flow forks and 4way bucket I demoed a s650 cuz they Dident have a t650 with the joysticks and I felt cramped as hell
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AEL
12-27-2012, 12:15 PM
I know the kubota cab is big but it's not like the M series cab is small...
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Schrock Lawns
12-27-2012, 06:51 PM
I was cramped in it foot area using the throttle other then that it was fine but I'm 6 foot and It was just a demo in the yard and I could problay move the seer back more
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AEL
12-27-2012, 11:48 PM
I am 6 foot tall and had zero problem with space. The seat moves back quite far , and the arm rests and joy sticks move as well.
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Schrock Lawns
12-27-2012, 11:56 PM
Yea I just felt relly squished but I can problay move it back the kubota cab is massive tho!
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