Utility Vehicle - Kubota - Input Required

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV' started by vvanherk, May 16, 2013.

  1. toomuchtime

    toomuchtime LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    I have the polaris ranger HD gas model. I move trailers ,dirt etc around my property has been a workhorse and it does really good out on the trail messing around with the kids. So far no problems.
     
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,332

    If you are using it primarily for work, you need the RTV. There is no better work UTV on the market.

    The rest are great for play and some work, but not mainly work and some play.

    Mine has around 4800 hours, although it does have a new engine because we screwed up and ran it low and spun the bearings. Other than that and some operator related repairs, it has been reliable and one of the best pieces of equipment I have ever owned. We run it all summer long as a spray vehicle, and overgrown wheelbarrow. Winter it has a Blizzard plow and either spreader or it used to have a liquid sprayer on it.

    I also have a Gator XUV that I have spent more money on keeping running in 2 years than the RTV it's whole life.
     
  3. jomeokee

    jomeokee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Here's another second for the RTV 900 :). Awesome machine that keeps on getting it done. They need to put the ignition key further up the dash so your knee doesn't hit it, otherwise they are hard working machines.
    If you buy a windshield buy the type that is glass and that pops out at the bottom. This keep the dust out better in the summer.
     
  4. trailbuilder

    trailbuilder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    We had a Kubota 900 and it worked great as a utility vehicle in the summer. It lost too much power when we tracked it up for winter so we went to the JD Gator 825i gas. With 50 HP the Gator works well for us, we own 2 of them.
     
  5. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    I bought a RTV 1100 last spring. Has hydraulics front and rear. Got a rotary broom for the front for clearing sidewalks, plan on getting a plow. I put 18" wood sides on the bed for carrying mulch and stone at some of our larger accounts. We use it at home a lot for yard cleanups and bringing up firewood from the woods. Used it recently to aerate a 2 acre yard with a tow behind core aerater. Occasionally, my wife and I take it on trails on state land and spend a day exploring.
    Great machine.
     

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