Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Platinum Member westbrooklawn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    644
    Location
    North Carolina
    Tractor
    kubota L3400HST

    Default Kubota RTV 900 seems to be dragging

    I have 2007 RTV900 with only 130 original hours on it. I obviously don't use it a lot, and it is in excellent condition. Lately it feels like the parking brake is on when driving... just sort of drags, and seems to need higher revs to get up to speed... also doesn't seem to have good pulling power up a slope. At first I thought the parking brake might not be releasing, but I checked that out and it is fine. Wondering now if it might be something else in the trans or other drive train component. All fluids and filters were changed at 70 hours (super UDT and kubota oil and filters) and it ran fine until now.
    Last edited by westbrooklawn; 01-06-2013 at 01:06 PM. Reason: sp
    L3400HST, L463 FEL, Markham toothbar, Markham Grapple, Woods BH80-X, 5 1/2' United box blade,6' Leinbach scrape blade, Pallet forks, 5' King Kutter RM, 56" First choice tiller, Leinbach rake

  2. #2
    Elite Member smstonypoint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    4,021
    Location
    SC (Upstate) & NC (Piedmont)
    Tractor
    NH TN 55, Kubota B2320 & RTV 900, Bad Boy Outlaw 61" ZTR

    Default Re: Kubota RTV 900 seems to be dragging

    Have you checked the spark arrestor screen? The screen can become plugged and adversely affect performance.

    Steve

  3. #3
    Platinum Member westbrooklawn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    644
    Location
    North Carolina
    Tractor
    kubota L3400HST

    Default Re: Kubota RTV 900 seems to be dragging

    Steve.. Good point, but that's the first thing I did when I bought the machine 3 years ago... actually removed the screen. That's the first thing I do on all my 2 cycle equipment also. Yiou are right though... the symptoms are EXACTLY like a a plugged spark arrestor....
    L3400HST, L463 FEL, Markham toothbar, Markham Grapple, Woods BH80-X, 5 1/2' United box blade,6' Leinbach scrape blade, Pallet forks, 5' King Kutter RM, 56" First choice tiller, Leinbach rake

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    6,220
    Location
    central New York
    Tractor
    all makes and models

    Default Re: Kubota RTV 900 seems to be dragging

    I'd still check the hydro for moisture. Some times hours don't make as much of a difference as time does!

  5. #5
    Elite Member DT86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2,992
    Location
    SWVA
    Tractor
    Kubota 9540, RTV 900 and David Brown 885.

    Default

    I run mine in M range all the time on the farm. I've got a pretty good hill from the gate back to the house. Any time it labors too hard on that incline, regardless of hours, I just change the filters and fluid. Problem solved.

  6. #6
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    368
    Location
    Canada
    Tractor
    RTV1100 2009

    Default Re: Kubota RTV 900 seems to be dragging

    Next would be Check the air filter.

    You could jack up each corner and try to rotate each tire just to be sure one of the brakes are not stuck on.
    Just make sure the diff lock is not on and it's not in 4 wheel drive so the wheels will turn easier.

  7. #7
    Platinum Member westbrooklawn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    644
    Location
    North Carolina
    Tractor
    kubota L3400HST

    Default Re: Kubota RTV 900 seems to be dragging

    I think I will change fluids and filters first. It sits a lot and doesn't get run and warmed up like it should so I could have condensation in the hydro. It's only been 60 hours, but over three years.
    L3400HST, L463 FEL, Markham toothbar, Markham Grapple, Woods BH80-X, 5 1/2' United box blade,6' Leinbach scrape blade, Pallet forks, 5' King Kutter RM, 56" First choice tiller, Leinbach rake

  8. #8
    Elite Member DT86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2,992
    Location
    SWVA
    Tractor
    Kubota 9540, RTV 900 and David Brown 885.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by westbrooklawn View Post
    I think I will change fluids and filters first. It sits a lot and doesn't get run and warmed up like it should so I could have condensation in the hydro. It's only been 60 hours, but over three years.
    Good plan. I bet that takes care of your problems. Good luck!

  9. #9
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    368
    Location
    Canada
    Tractor
    RTV1100 2009

    Default Re: Kubota RTV 900 seems to be dragging

    Might want to drain the fuel and add new. Could be stale.

Similar Threads

  1. Kubota 900 RTV
    By Gary Fowler in forum ATVs & Utility Vehicles
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: 02-27-2011, 10:56 PM
  2. Kubota 900 RTV
    By Gary Fowler in forum Kubota Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-13-2011, 04:36 AM
  3. Kubota 900 Rtv
    By cat2 in forum ATVs & Utility Vehicles
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-31-2009, 03:17 PM
  4. Kubota RTV 900
    By sonny in forum ATVs & Utility Vehicles
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 09-20-2004, 03:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.