Kubota GF1800

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KMack, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. KMack

    KMack LawnSite Member
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    Is anyone out there running a Kubota GF1800 or GF1800e? I am looking into buying one, and was just hoping for some feedback on the overall unit, and attachments?? All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kyle:)
     
  2. The Gladiator

    The Gladiator Member
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    The GF1800 is a good solid unit but you can have some trouble keeping a streight mowing line because of the short wheel base.

    Depending on how your going to use it, I would suggest purchasing the 54" deck because the D722 diesel is a little under powered for heavy applications with 60" deck. Front implements all work great as well. Word of causion though don't use the steering wheel as a handle to climb up into the seat as the steering column will eventually get loose.

    Not sure how much longer Kubota will be making the GF1800 as over the past 5 years the sales numbers have been falling.

    I'm an X Kubota factory guy. Hope this has helped you with your decision.
    Take care.
     
  3. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    The best part of the Kubota GF1800 is the engine and drive train. With heavy use the deck may not hold up as well as you would like. Also be sure to get the side discharge deck. As an alternative, ck out the the new Kubota "Z". It's really a fine machine and worth the extra investment.
     
  4. KMack

    KMack LawnSite Member
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    I know this might not be a good idea, and is not too safe. However my land is very flat, but has very low clearance. Can the ROPS on the GF1800 series be easily removed, or removed at all? Again, I am aware this is unsafe, and I do understand the need for ROPS. They just wont work out too well in my application. Thanks, Kyle
     
  5. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If it was a real problem, you should be able to find folding rops.
     
  6. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    If you do remove the ROPS make sure you hold on to it in the event you want to sell or trade the unit. Your gonna find more and more units will be sold with ROPS as accidents happen and more lawyer's get involved.
     

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