Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    6
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, Va
    Tractor
    kubota bx1860

    Default Transmisssion Kubota BX1860

    I bought my kubota BX1860 last November and readied it for the winter snow. Equiped it with chains and hydraulic front blade and was good to go, however, never got any snow............anyway, come summer put the belly mower on it and am pleased with it's mowing capabilities. Living in central Virginia I was a victim of that damned derecho that came though in late June and I have been using the 1860 to pull trees around to cut up. Mostly bull pines that are 30 feet in length. I attach a 4500# log chain to the cleavis, put it in 4WD and pull away. Makes me happy to be able to do that kind of stuff. Anyway, an exacavator came out to finish up some of the tree work and I was telling him about my Kubota and how happy I was with it's power to pull tree trunks around. He made the comment to be careful with it, that I could damage the transmission. How do I know if I'm going to damage the transmission?

  2. #2
    Super Member 94BULLITT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    7,101
    Location
    Frederick County, VA
    Tractor
    Kubota BX2360 & L4240 HSTC

    Default Re: Transmisssion Kubota BX1860

    If you have the deck off be sure you do not tear off the cooling fan. You will overheat the hydro and ruin it. I would think the relief valve would kick in before any trans damage would occur. You should be pulling in low range. I don't know how big the trees where but a tree does not pull as hard as most people think.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    6,181
    Location
    central New York
    Tractor
    all makes and models

    Default Re: Transmisssion Kubota BX1860

    I was glad that kubota did what they did with the hydraulic system although for many they do not like it that they have to have the RPM's up to work the hydraulic attachments. This has made it so there is good pressure to the hydro's and the hydraulic system so that they do not starve of hydraulic fluid when under load. It is not to often that we do see failure from this but we have depending on operators. The only other thing to worry about is the fan that cools the transmission.

  4. #4
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    743
    Location
    pa
    Tractor
    kubota 7040sud

    Default Re: Transmisssion Kubota BX1860

    you could add an after market tranny cooler one that fit infront of the rad that will help big time thats why i run stick tractors no autos here

  5. #5
    Super Member radioman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    5,495
    Location
    Ontario, NY
    Tractor
    Kubota BX24

    Default Re: Transmisssion Kubota BX1860

    I dont think the excavator guy realized its a HST transmission, not a geared one. Your tractor is lightweight enough so it will spin the tires first before hurting anything. If for any reason you got so much pressure on the rear tires, your HST reliefs will kick in stopping you dead in tracks and squeal. AS long you are not making a running start to pull those trees down, you should be fine.

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    6
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, Va
    Tractor
    kubota bx1860

    Default Re: Transmisssion Kubota BX1860

    Hey, to all who replied to my post...........thank you very much! I enjoyed the varied responses that came from experienced and concerned people.

Similar Threads

  1. Kubota BX1860 Richmond VA
    By medicshawn in forum Private Party Ads
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-13-2012, 05:32 PM
  2. Kubota BX1860 Mainecoondog Style
    By Mainecoondog in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-06-2012, 07:15 PM
  3. Buying Advice looking for Kubota BX1860 boom pole and more
    By angelp in forum Buying/Pricing/Comparisons
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-27-2011, 09:23 AM
  4. Buying Advice pricing used kubota bx1860
    By pzack in forum Kubota Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 06-25-2011, 08:36 AM
  5. Want to buy a Kubota BX1860
    By jhackett in forum Kubota Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-26-2010, 09:44 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.