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Kubota L3130 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.80
Build Quality:
5
Features:
rating
5
Performance:
rating
5
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
4


Breakage Issues Posted by TED BLACKWELL on 01/16/2014

Good tractor. Would buy again, but would modify a number of things as soon as I got it. The transmission shift sensor shield on the it side needs a shield bolted at both ends, not just one. The bolt hole is there, Kubota just chose to use an L-shaped shield bolted at only one end. A C shield bolted at both ends would be stronger.

Radiator is not well protected from stick/root damage. Grill looks pretty but it and the "grill guard" do nothing to protect the radiator. Oil pressure sensor not shielded from stick/root damage either.

When I did the 200 hr transmission/hydraulic filter/fluid change I noted a large number of metal turnings [not shaving, actual turnings] in the filter. These appear to be from the manufacturing process and should have been removed at the factory. This does not bode well for future longevity of the transmission.
Factory tires and battery have held up well.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 0 Date Purchased: 04/12/2004 Number of Hours: 616
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Pulls good, good fuel economy, like the GST transmission and power steering. Cons: Prone to damage from sticks and roots due to poor shielding of parts. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States North Carolina I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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