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    Default RTV900 hours?

    Hello
    I've been thinking of buying an RTV900 for some time now. I need some guidance however on hours and was hoping someone could help with advice.
    What would you consider high hours on a used RTV900?
    Theres a 2007 for sale locally with 2100 hours on the clock. Would I be asking for trouble here?
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    Peter

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    Default Re: RTV900 hours?

    Peter,

    By my standards and use of my RTV 900, that's a lot of hours. But if the RTV has received regular service and not been abused, you may (should?) be able to obtain many additional hours of service. I would be more worried about the transmission than the engine.

    Just curious -- what is the asking price?

    Steve
    Last edited by smstonypoint; 06-05-2011 at 02:59 PM.

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    Default Re: RTV900 hours?

    Steve
    Thanks for the feedback.
    I have nothing to put 2100 hours into context. Ive never owned a RTV so your info is very helpful.
    I dont know the price as its listed in a local machinery auction. Theres no reserve set so I just trying to decide whether to head along and take a chance if the bidding is low.
    Im wondering what year kubota uprated the u-joints? Was this after 2007? This would be another factor in making my decision.
    Peter

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    Default Re: RTV900 hours?

    Peter,

    I think there were issues with both the rear u-joints and a rattle with the front-wheel drive shaft. I'm not sure about when those problems were corrected. As I understand it, some of the earlier RTVs had rear u-joints that could not be greased. You might want to inspect the u-joints on the RTV to see if the rear joints have zerks.

    Here's an older thread about high-hour RTVs:http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/atvs-utility-vehicles/105756-kubota-rtv-5675-hours-how-2.html.
    One poster reported seeing an RTV with 6042 hours.



    Steve
    Last edited by smstonypoint; 06-05-2011 at 06:45 PM.

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