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Kubota B2650 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 3.80
Build Quality:
4
Features:
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5
Performance:
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5
Value:
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4
Reliability:
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5


Inexperienced Posted by Thomas Bevins on 07/26/2014

This is my first tractor. Previously I owned lawn "tractors" that could mow and tow small things (small wagon, chipper/shredder). We have a piece of property where I wanted a piece of equipment that could do more for property maintenance.

I looked at reviews online, and shopped at equipment dealers. I decided on a Kubota because of the online reviews/reputation and advice of family and neighbors. I picked the B2650 as a middle-of-the-road tractor in terms of size, power, and ground clearance.

For attachments, I got the bucket, mower deck, and tiller. I have about two acres to mow. My previous mower did not have a hydro-static transmission, and I love the ease of slowing down, speeding up, and reversing with the 2650.

I want to do more gardening now that I am retired, so got the tiller. I have struggled with a walk-behind tiller enough to really appreciate just sitting on that tractor seat and letting the machine do all of the work for me. It took very little time to turn sod into powdery, easy-to-plant-in soil.

We had a bad ice storm here in December, and I have been very busy clearing trees that were bent or broken over onto the lawn. I had no idea how handy a tractor can be in dragging and lifting trees. I discovered that using rope and the bucket to lift a tree makes it a lot easier to cut up a tree rather than trying to cut it on the ground where you might ground out or get the chainsaw bar pinched.

One issue: I started with industrial tires after the best online research I could do on the best overall tire. I quickly found that they tear up wet sod, and had to trade for turf tires.

So far the 2650 is a good machine that has good features that make yard work a lot easier. Attachment/dis-attachment of implements is pretty easy and intuitive. Everything so far works well, but keep in mind that I have been operating this machine less than a month. I should add to the review after using it for a year, or after 10-20 years to talk about reliability/durability.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2014 Date Purchased: 06/30/2014 Number of Hours: 15
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Driveability and attaching implements. Cons: Industrial tires on turf. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States Vermont I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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