thinking of upgrading from a Kubota BX to B

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by gcbailey, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    We've got a 2012 BX2360 that we are using for the company for light landscaping, brush hogging, and more mowing than I expected. While it's a great tractor it's coming up short in a few areas (lift capacity, etc...). I'm throwing around the idea of upgrading to the B series.

    My biggest question is, the ground clearance of the B vs. the BX is about 5". The BX is extremely stable going across slopes, how stable is the B with the increased height, larger tires and such? I know filling the tires will help with lowering the COG, but still, off the lot how stable is it, or any tractor of the similar size.
     
  2. Dually00-00

    Dually00-00 LawnSite Member
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    I would think the B or L series would be very stable also especially with a load or implement . All small tractors need some sort of ballist rear weight,filled tires etc. I have a small TLB and when the backhoe is off its useless and unstable. Crossing any steep terrain with a tractor is sketchy at best.
     
  3. m1lkman

    m1lkman LawnSite Member
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    I agree with Dually...I too am looking to do the same upgrade and in reading some of the material on the new B2650 which is the smallest Kubota with a cab, the one thing brought up was how unstable it was without a rear ballast while using the loader. I tried to find the article I mentioned but could not find it. I believe I only Googled "kubota b2650.

    Anyway, my 0.02 cents on it. I have a Kubota BX 2350 as an estate tractor for lawn cutting and winter snow removal business.

    Cheers! :canadaflag:
     
  4. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    I had forgot about this thread.... I did jump in and go with a B2920.... waiting for the dealer now for 2 weeks. I saw the B with the cab and around here there's noooooooo way that would last without flipping. I'm pretty excited.
     
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    The 2920 is a nice machine. I had 2 B models, the 7500 and the 3030 cab. I now have a big grand L cab model that i love, but its too big for some jobs. I have been thinking of buying another B model myself?
     
  6. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    those grand L's are nice I looked them over the the dealer.
     
  7. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    well today was the day... too bad it has been POURING all day and it hasn't made it more than 10' from the trailer!

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  8. KV9064

    KV9064 LawnSite Member
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    I've got a B2620 and its a great tractor, I have about 100 hrs on it runs good and cuts great with 60" deck

    I really like your rear tires what size are those and are they GoodYear Terra Tires I thought they quit making them???
     
  9. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    Yes, they are the Terra Tire... 31.5x15. I like them a lot.... Nice on grass and enough traction too. I wish that they made something like the Carlisle All Trail in that size.

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  10. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    Very nice!
     

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