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    Default Should I buy it? 2006 Kubota RTV

    250 hours, great shape with 10 foot trailer for $8000.....sounds like a deal but want some experienced folks to show me the light.

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    Default Re: Should I buy it? 2006 Kubota RTV

    Just scanning the first few ads at http://www.tractorhouse.com/list/lis...&MDLGrp=RTV900, the price seems reasonable,especially with the relatively low hours and a trailer thrown in.

    I bought my RTV 900 in 2009. While doing research prior to my purchase, I read about a problem with "noisy" front drive shafts in earlier models. That problem had been cleared up by 2009, but I'm not sure which of the earlier models were affected. I remember reading a post (I can't recall whether here or on another forum) that detailed a user fix for the problem. As I recall, a Kubota fix is available. At any rate, I would suggest that you take a test drive in 4WD to see if the problem is present. I don't recall the repair being very expensive, so I wouldn't let it be a deal breaker.

    Steve

    Edit -- Here's the user fix -- http://www.cornejo.net/rtv900/DriveShaftRattleFix.htm
    Last edited by smstonypoint; 10-15-2012 at 10:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Should I buy it? 2006 Kubota RTV

    Ill do some follow up. I do know it has a winch and a set of smooth turf tires in addition to the knobbys that are on it.

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    Default Re: Should I buy it? 2006 Kubota RTV

    I've got a 2006 RTV 900 camo with the camo roof and worksite tires and 215 hours. I don't think I'd sell mine for $8,000. Does this help?
    My great-great uncle was Barney Riggs. Google him and read about him. He roamed around the southwest, mainly west Texas, Arizona territory and New Mexico territory. History books credit him with 9 - 12 men he killed. Family lore has the count at 18. They all deserved it, apparently.

    I used to work oil and gas and some ranching. Now I mainly hunt and fish. Hunting, fishing, quarter horses are my obsessions. Anything mechanical I like to tinker with.

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    I know the propeller shaft to the front diff from the trans was updated due to chattering and looseness. I personally haven't heard anything about the front axle shafts being noisy, but that doesn't really mean much. A simple check under the machine would tell you if the propeller shaft was updated (or pop the bed up and check the shaft on the left side of the transaxle that runs at a slight angle to the front differential). The old setup used a small diameter shaft, roughly an inch in diameter, with pin on couplers at either end. The updated shaft is about double the diameter and is painted white.

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    Default Re: Should I buy it? 2006 Kubota RTV

    here's one in Texas

    Good price on an 1140,wish it was available when I was looking, would have purchased.

    one for 8K in San Antonio

    2100+ hours, $6200

    Normally, there are none on CL...guess folks are looking for deer hunter buyers.

    Value depends on condition, hours, features on dump bed, extra items added, winch, lights, glass windshield, etc....

    Note... RTV'S are frequent scam items on CL...so only deal with someone you can see with the RTV.
    Joy is having the tools you need and needing the tools you have!

    Kubota 5030 HSTC, BB, Danueser PHD, LA853 QA HD FEL w JD toothbar, 3pt chisel, 3 pt disk, 6' shredder, Kubota FEL hay spike, 3pt hay fork w carryall, Kubota RTV 1140

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    Default Re: Should I buy it? 2006 Kubota RTV

    We bought my wife a new Work site RTV 900 in 2006 and it now has a little over 500 hours. It has a noisy front axle but does not affix performance, but you do hear it. The only way she would sell hers is if she was be getting a 1100. It has never had a service call.

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    Default Re: Should I buy it? 2006 Kubota RTV

    We also have a 2006 RTV 900 and that thing is a tank. It had 100 hours when we bought it a few years ago. Things that add value are windshields, winch, hard top and hydrolic dump bed. We gave 8000 back then but it had all the above. Other than filters we have not had to do any service.
    Proud Marine Parent to Cpl Joe.

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    Default Re: Should I buy it? 2006 Kubota RTV

    Our 2008 has been trouble free also,has a little over 500hrs and just the basic maintance done by myself.Have added soft top and windsheild they prove to be great additions. I find the Hydraulic dump bed very useful as does my wife she never goes for or ask me to get the wheelbarrel anymore.Would I purchase again [yes]
    Doing the difficult in a day,The impossible takes slightly longer ----- BX2230 with loader, RTV900 with power angle plow

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