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    Default New M7040 on the way!

    Well I bit the bullet and signed the papers on a new M7040 4WD, Hydraulic Shuttle with FEL and canopy today. Looked at JD 5065M and a couple of Mahindras, but couldn't help but keep coming back to the kubota. Being delivered Friday just in time to play, uh work with it all July 4th weekend.
    The comments on this board sure helped with the decision.

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    Default Re: New M7040 on the way!

    Congratulations, I am doing a little preliminary research on that tractor myself to replace one of my older, more unreliable tractors.
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    Yes, it is a nice tractor. In my 200+ hours since October it has done everything asked of it. Some quirks but nothing serious. It is a tractor after all - not a Lexus.
    2009 Kubota M7040, R1s, LA1153 FEL, fork lift, 3 rear remotes, T&T
    2002 Kubota L48 TLB, 12", 18", 24" HD buckets
    2001 Kubota BX2200, Turf, LA211 FEL
    7.5' Howse 3PT disc, 88" Gearmore 4G4 box scraper, 4' box scraper, Gearmore GB85 blade, LandPride RCR2596 cutter, 6', 4' flail mowers, 6', 4' rototiller, 4' Bush Hog cutter, HD subsoiler, Bearcat 70554 chipper, Bush Hog PHD w/ 12", 6" augers, Ford 101 3-bottom plow, 8' land leveler, 6' rake, lots of misc.

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    Default Re: New M7040 on the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by gwdixon View Post
    Yes, it is a nice tractor. In my 200+ hours since October it has done everything asked of it. Some quirks but nothing serious. It is a tractor after all - not a Lexus.
    It is kind of the Lexus of tractors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwdixon View Post
    Yes, it is a nice tractor. In my 200+ hours since October it has done everything asked of it. Some quirks but nothing serious. It is a tractor after all - not a Lexus.
    What quirks have you had? I am looking to get rid of quirks, problems...
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    Default Re: New M7040 on the way!

    I've put 80 hours on my M7040 since last May with no issues to date. Mostly plowing with a 3X16 plow, discing with a 14' disk, and mowing 20 acres of hay. So pretty solid farm use with equipment sized right for this tractor.

    I did the 50 hour service myself and only down side was finding a 12" long by 1/8" wide piece of gasket material in the HST filter housing. The dealer mechanic thought it was just a piece of flash left over from when the factory sealed things up in the housings. I put another 30 hours on it since then with no ill effects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleR View Post
    What quirks have you had? I am looking to get rid of quirks, problems...
    There have been some issues with the hydraulic shuttle shift. Others have posted about it as well. Grabbing, jerking, and not being as smooth as expected.

    The second clutch, the foot pedal, is a manual one that doesn't slip well. It will suddenly grab. Not so good when doing delicate positioning or placing a steady tension on an object.

    The hydraulic pump growls a bit on start up and when cold. No malfunctions however.

    Search the kubota forum for "M7040" and you will see other points discussed. (Note: unfortunately all of my posts have a signature with M7040 so they show up. You may want to refine the search with "problems", "issues", or whatever added to the end of the tractor model.)
    2009 Kubota M7040, R1s, LA1153 FEL, fork lift, 3 rear remotes, T&T
    2002 Kubota L48 TLB, 12", 18", 24" HD buckets
    2001 Kubota BX2200, Turf, LA211 FEL
    7.5' Howse 3PT disc, 88" Gearmore 4G4 box scraper, 4' box scraper, Gearmore GB85 blade, LandPride RCR2596 cutter, 6', 4' flail mowers, 6', 4' rototiller, 4' Bush Hog cutter, HD subsoiler, Bearcat 70554 chipper, Bush Hog PHD w/ 12", 6" augers, Ford 101 3-bottom plow, 8' land leveler, 6' rake, lots of misc.

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    Default Re: New M7040 on the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by gwdixon View Post
    There have been some issues with the hydraulic shuttle shift. Others have posted about it as well. Grabbing, jerking, and not being as smooth as expected.

    The second clutch, the foot pedal, is a manual one that doesn't slip well. It will suddenly grab. Not so good when doing delicate positioning or placing a steady tension on an object.

    The hydraulic pump growls a bit on start up and when cold. No malfunctions however.

    Search the kubota forum for "M7040" and you will see other points discussed. (Note: unfortunately all of my posts have a signature with M7040 so they show up. You may want to refine the search with "problems", "issues", or whatever added to the end of the tractor model.)
    Thanks, sounds like I might want to reconsider getting one.
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    Default Re: New M7040 on the way!

    Almost 500 hours here and really the only problem I have had was a steering cylinder leaked.

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    Default Re: New M7040 on the way!

    700 plus hours and only one leaky hydraulic hose has been the extent of problems with ours. Solid unit.
    For personal use a Kubota B3030 (was a B3200) - MMM, 64" RM Kubota snowblower with hyd chute, FEL with QA, 60" LM bucket and HLA pallet fork for the work (did I say work? ;-) around the place and the business has a Kubota M7040 and a M8540 both with FEL - QA and custom HLA bucket and bale spears for the "real" work everyday 365 days a year.

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