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Kubota M59 TLB Review



Overall Rating:
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 4.60
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


Observations on M59 Posted by Van on 12/20/2014

I bought this tractor used on Ironplanet for $15,000. It was a theft recovery and had no bucket. The front tube on the quick attach loader was twisted. This machine never had a backhoe which is what I was looking for because I don't like backhoes. I'm spoiled with mini excavators. I've had several Kubotas: L185DT, B20, L35, L3710, L48 and now the M59. I think I may be done because there is nothing out there to compare. I like the bells and whistles like the choice of conventional throttle or the feature that connects the throttle to the hydrostat pedal. I usually keep it connected to the pedal but go conventional when bush hogging. I have a little excavating company and use this tractor to smooth gravel drives with a grader box. Landscape rake on the front to prepare soil for seed. Scoop gravel for septic systems and backfill. Brush grapple on front although my Komatsu CK35 skid steer is better for that. With chains on all 4 tires and grader box it's really nice for plowing drives after big storms in DC (not often enough).Stone rake on rear. Pallet forks. Blade for rear but haven't used it yet. I plow and disc and rototill (5.5') my garden. Bush hog. Now I am converting an old square baler into a wood splitter and will run that. I rigged a bar for the 3 point hitch that I can pull a chain, wagon or trailer.
CONS: I'm listing the cons here because it is difficult with one skinny little line and if you make a mistake and try to correct it you're screwed. The front tube on the loader quick disconnect is weak. After I repaired it one side came off of the pallet forks and twisted that tube. There's a little lever that digs into my leg when driving and looking to the rear. The lower arm tensioners are turnbuckles. Kubota has a much better system on other tractors with sliding square tubes with a pin and several holes to line up. There is no hitch below the pto. Chains hit the fenders. The rear diff lock needs improvement. I don't like finding the lever with my left heal and mashing it down. Gotta be a better way. Hard to get on and off on right side. Left side is fine. I like the battery placement.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2008 Date Purchased: 08/15/2013 Number of Hours: 600
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Transmission. It has 3 ranges with Hi & Lo in each range with the flip of a lever. Throttle choice. Platform. Kubota quality. Cons: see above. Type of User: Commercial Construction Location: United States West Virginia I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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