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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 01:07 PM

I know that Kubota tractors have a really good name, but I don't seem to see too many Kubota GTs; at least in my area. How would you rate their GT?


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 01:38 PM

Sadly they are not American made, but tough as nails!!!
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Posted August 16, 2015 - 04:20 PM

After looking at many other brands, I picked up a BX2370 with FEL and 50" tiller.  It works great, tons of power for its size, does everything I ask of it.  Yea, I would rather have a new allis gt, but they don't make them.  I could name the name brands I looked at/compared to, but I'm not going to start a flame thread.

 

The only thing I have a problem with is the ROPS.  Damaged my garage trim first day, took out my tool shed overhead door couple days ago when I forgot to lower the ROPS.  I HATE the height of it, it should be lower.  Other than that, I love this little powerhouse.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 04:53 PM

How high is it over your head seated?



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Posted August 16, 2015 - 06:03 PM

Sadly they are not American made, but tough as nails!!!

Yea that's the problem about everything that's not made here today, because of corporate greed we are forced to buy mostly inferior products which is exactly why your kids are not going to have a good paying job just as regular people, you know the American dream ? In todays union bashing ideology, idiots who have no idea who built this country or the comefrom it took to get it done seem to be in charge. God help us.By the way comefrom is my own word .

Edited by HANKG, August 16, 2015 - 06:07 PM.

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 08:30 PM

Most all of Kubotas stuff is assembled here in the states since the 90s.  They have built plants here for compacts, lawn and garden and a plant just to build engines.  The older garden tractors were built in Japan.  Have to admit, the Japanese build a jewel of a small diesel.  Even all of our older GT's use diesels from Japan, be they Yanmar, Kubota Mitsubishi or Shibura.   Mike


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 08:52 PM

Sorry, I should have used the word "branded".

Either way its still a Japanese brand, and tough. Cheers :)
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Posted August 16, 2015 - 08:52 PM

The Kubota G series are good tractors, and when well maintained, last forever, but what doesn't last if maintained....
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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:04 PM

I think you don't see or hear about them because they're brought out, used, and put away. Don't break down, don't need to join a forum and ask questions about repairs, and they get handed down like that ugly set of china that is worth a fortune.
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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:33 PM

Sadly, I think Cat is right.  Kubota has not yet completely gone the way of disposable equipment like some of the other brands, and they still take considerable pride in their name.

 

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:38 PM

I think you don't see or hear about them because they're brought out, used, and put away. Don't break down, don't need to join a forum and ask questions about repairs, and they get handed down like that ugly set of china that is worth a fortune.


Did you recently win "Tractor of the Month"? :D
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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:41 PM

Sadly, I think Cat is right.
Ben W.


The prefacing of all statements, that are in agreement with something I have posted, with things like 'sadly', 'oddly', 'I can't believe this', and 'the end may be near' is not really necessary, IMHO.
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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:49 PM

The prefacing of all statements, that are in agreement with something I have posted, with things like 'sadly', 'oddly', 'I can't believe this', and 'the end may be near' is not really necessary, IMHO.

 

Why I am not voting for Ben for another term as Neuter the 'CAT' Club President.  


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Posted August 17, 2015 - 08:59 AM

A Kubota dealer told me the when the G series "3200-6200" tractors went out the door they never saw them again.

Sounds good to me.  :D


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Posted August 17, 2015 - 09:28 AM

We sold thousands of G series GT's. And Kubota is going down hill like others on Mower Decks and a few other areas! G3200,42,52 6200's and G 1800,1900 & 2000's were Best! Shaft driven transmission and decks! And had best mower decks made in Japan with cast iron spindles! American made decks are cheaper- lighter and don't last like old ones.
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