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  1. #1
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    Default kubota vs Yonmar

    Is a kubota deisel any better that an Yonmar diesel engine?

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    Gold Member E/S's Avatar
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    Reno, NV
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    I think so.
    But I have both and they both do the job.


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    somewhere usa
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    Default Re: kubota vs Yonmar

    I don't know but the Yanmars I have sure crank up fast and dependably.

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    Default Re: kubota vs Yonmar

    Both are very good engines, used around the world in all sorts of equipment.

    1Timothy Chapter 2:
    3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
    5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
    From: The HOLY BIBLE

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    Super Member JDgreen227's Avatar
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    Central Michigan
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    Default Re: kubota vs Yonmar

    My JD has nearly 1,000 running hours on the Yanmar diesel and still performs like new, but had I not chosen that make of tractor I would have gone with a kubota. IMO either brand of engine will provide great service and reliability if properly maintained and not abused. But I honestly cannot say if either is what you would call "better". Why are you asking, are you considering purchasing?
    Rather than worry about the things you want but don't have, be grateful for the things you don't want and don't have.

    I didn't plan to do much of anything today, but by noon I was almost half done.

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    Balls Creek, NC
    New Holland 1720

    Default Re: kubota vs Yonmar

    Both are top notch...
    I owned a YM 1700 for 14 years that had 667 hours when purchased and 1200 when traded...
    That thing never had a bolt turned on the motor...
    I would put Yanmar and kubota as 1 and 1A...
    Get the one you like best and don't worry...
    I'm running a Shibaura now in a NH 1720 and so far it is just as good too...

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