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  1. #1

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    Default Difference between loaders

    Is there any major differences between a kubota 481 and 482 loader?


  2. #2

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    Kubota L3410

    Default Re: Difference between loaders

    BigO,
    I believe the 482 has a place on the loader frame to put front weights when you take the loader off and the 481 doesn't.



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    Default Re: Difference between loaders

    It's basically a packaging difference from kubota. One comes under one code complete and the other is ordered by each piece.


  4. #4

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    kubota L3010 GST

    Default Re: Difference between loaders

    I have a 481 loader. I also wanted to know the difference with the 482.Got the parts list for both of them .When i remove/install the loader,there is a round tube that fits up front with 2 pins that hold it in place.Looking at the 482 parts list ,the front appears to be bolted to the frame,so that you cant easily remove it.Does any one have one and is that the case?


  5. #5
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    2003 Kubota L3430

    Default Re: Difference between loaders

    Saw a 482 loader today and there is a big difference from the 481. Same differences apply to 682 vs. 681. In essence, they have made the "2's" like the loaders on the 27/2910.

    1. You only pull two pins instead of 4 to remove and install the loader. Speeds up remove/install.

    2. The loader valve and joystick now stay on the tractor when fel is removed instead of staying on removed fel. This means you can use the loader joystick and valve for other implements when fel is removed.

    3. As a result of 2 above, you now unplug the 4 hoses from disconnects at the fel joystick valve, rather than from under the tractor. Faster and you can do it all from tractor seat.

    4. Grill guard stays on when fel removed.

    5. Allows quick connect of other kubota front end implement like blades and blowers.

    Moral: DONT BUY A 481 OR 681 LOADER ANY MORE.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by glennmac on 08/21/01 08:47 PM (server time).</FONT></P>

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    Default Re: Difference between loaders

    Looked at the 482 loader again today. Noticed another difference. They have simplified the 2 large pivot pins that attach the loader to the vertical loader frames. The old style pivot pin had a hairpin holding it in place, which had to be removed. The 482 cleverly does away with the hairpins completely. It's hard to explain without a picture, but you now just pull the pivot pins. This is also a big improvement for brush cutting. I have had those hairpins pulled out in brush at least 8 times. Four times the pivot pin fell out. Three times I found the pivot pin but once I didnt. Lost a day tractoring trying to locate a pin. This new approach should lessen the possibility that the pivot pin can be pulled out by brush.

    I also wanted to check a statement in the new brochure that, in order to impove visibility, the "2" loaders had done away with the crossbrace that goes across the hood. Turns out that I didnt read the fine print. The crossbrace is done away with only on the 862 loader that goes on the L4610.

    The "2" loaders should make the L series more attractive to people to take their loaders on and off frequently and who want to be able to install hydraulic implements other than a loader on the tractor (since the valve and joystick stay on the tractor now when the fel is removed).


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