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Kubota with cab

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by geminibuddy, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. geminibuddy

    geminibuddy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    I am trying to rationalize a Kubota B3030 with 72" belly mower. Cab with A/C.

    I have a ZD326 and only 3 acres, but have been asked to maintain outfield at an adjacent baseball field (and I can drag the infield with it-ha!)

    Any experience with the belly mowers? Good platform? Cab "worth" it?

    The appeal is being able to do work after dark some also. Plus the 3 point hitch- plus I just want one.....ha!
     
  2. Southern grass

    Southern grass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    Anything kubota is gonna be built to exceed any standards the guy that I work with has one an loves it he mowes and has a scrape blade for it an uses it once a week to mow 5 acres the ac is nice also
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  3. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,552

    We upgraded to a B2920 from a BX2360 this past June. It's got the 60" deck and the is just as good as our Exmark ZTRs.
     
  4. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    Once you have a cab you will never want to go back
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    Bingo. Nothing like bushhogging in a pouring rain nice and dry with the radio on.
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  6. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    or 100 degrees and 90 percent humidity with the AC on . Or being able to breath at the end of the day since you haven't been sucking dust all day
     
  7. geminibuddy

    geminibuddy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    I have a zd326 that got hijacked by my dad- and i got so busy that i pay 4 guys to mow now. ha! I have to convince the missus that "this is what we need' for the children..AHHAHAHA - but it will give me a chance to get back outside and mow instead of spending so much every month. It is a 2008 with only 300 hours- only thing is that makes me nervous is the guy 'does his own maintenance'- and i am a maint. freak. I let dealer do most and 'triple make sure' all is running 100%. I keep my machines clean- even armor all on the tires every now and then. It does not come with any implements- but I am sure thinking about it. I need more time and more excuse to justify it.
     
  8. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,248

    Performing the pm on a kubota tractor is not difficult at all. Paying the dealer to perform routine pm is crazy!
     
  9. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,552

    Amen! I let the dealer do the 50 hour service on the BX and it was over $300.00. Needless to say they didn't do it on the B.
     
  10. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    I just picked up a used B3030 w/o cab with 1600 hours. I "upgraded" from a Kioti 1914. To be honest, I'm not terribly impressed with the kubota. The body parts all feel cheap to me, the 4x4 and rear diff lock binds up easily, it doesn't shift between the three ranges very smoothly, the 3pt hitch doesn't have as much travel as I'm used to and the loader is underpowered. I'm not saying it's not capable though. I used it today to bush hog about an acre on a steep hill and the 30hp is noticeably more then the Kioti 20hp machine I'm selling. I also like the hydro transmission over the shuttle shift when using the loader and mowing, but the Kubota's trans makes a hell of a whine. The B3030 also lacks weight. My Kioti is about the same weight maybe more even without a loader and it pulls much better and has much better traction. The 3030 has the power, but all it does is spin the tires. I wish I would have shopped around more but the B3030 got great reviews and met all my specs I wanted. FWIW, I expected more from the Kubota name. My Kioti feels much more solid and the Kioti's are a heck of a lot cheaper. I'd also consider a New Holand. I'm planning to unload the B3030 and look for something with better quality.
     

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