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Old 09-02-2012, 04:19 PM
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Is yours also a u55? I have not been able to find much info on this machine.

I ended up buying the kubota buckets, coupler and thumb. If I bought 2 or more buckets and a thumb from kubota they threw in the coupler for free ($800-900).
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:19 AM
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yes my machine is a u55. I have NYE 36" digging and 24" digging buckets. Machine also has a nye thumb, and a wedge coupler. I believe these machines where just introduced as 2011 models so they are fairly new.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:31 PM
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hows the machine been treating you ive been thinking about a kubota U55 next year im trying to get a demo next year on one of my hardscaping jobs
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:49 PM
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It's been great, I have about a 100 hours on it now and it is much more productive than my 331 bobcat. If you want more reach and don't care about the tail swing then I would go with the o57, I went with the u55 because I need to get in tight spaces. I also liked the new bobcats but the financing was not as good.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:03 PM
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It's been great, I have about a 100 hours on it now and it is much more productive than my 331 bobcat. If you want more reach and don't care about the tail swing then I would go with the o57, I went with the u55 because I need to get in tight spaces. I also liked the new bobcats but the financing was not as good.
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i like having minimal tail swing. I looked at bobcats but the dealer is just to far kubota is 10 minutes down the road
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:08 AM
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how does it do with the 36 digging bucket? I think Im going to get a 30" geith bucket for my 161
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:02 PM
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My machine handles the 36" bucket no problem, heaped full of dirt . Love my machine , I have just over 400 hours noe
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:53 PM
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I didnt get a 36" yet, Im probably going to wait until spring to get it. The only buckets I have now are 24" digging and a 48" grading, the grading bucket is pretty deep and it handles it just fine.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:28 PM
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Next attachment for mine is going to be a rototilt. Same as a twist wrist plus it spins 360 degrees , has a built in quick coupler as well.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:40 PM
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what does a rotatilt go for?
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