From a Kubota B2601 to Kioti CX2510. Am I nuts?

   / From a Kubota B2601 to Kioti CX2510. Am I nuts? #31  
I must be missing something with the 2 speed/ 3 speed hydro? I test drove the CX and the CK and thought the 3 speed hydro was on the order of my old gear drive machine with 3 gear ranges with the lowest range pretty much never used.
 
   / From a Kubota B2601 to Kioti CX2510. Am I nuts?
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I must be missing something with the 2 speed/ 3 speed hydro? I test drove the CX and the CK and thought the 3 speed hydro was on the order of my old gear drive machine with 3 gear ranges with the lowest range pretty much never used.
The CK has a 3-speed hydro, but the CX only has a 2-speed. My Kubota B2601 had a 3-speed, and I operated in Medium most of the time. I operate the CX2510 in low range most of the time. It really is fast enough for most tasks. I occasionally shift to high to transverse the yard, but that is about it.
 
   / From a Kubota B2601 to Kioti CX2510. Am I nuts? #33  
given your application, i can't imagine anything less than 35-40 hp. i'd be looking at least to L series. to me dragging logs in the woods with a 25+ hp tractor may exceed safety limits. go bigger
 
   / From a Kubota B2601 to Kioti CX2510. Am I nuts? #34  
Depends on what you are doing with it and how it's geared. To keep a really long post shorter:

I've put my CK through a lot of every use now and all 3 of the speed ranges are necessary to get the full work out of the tractor.

Low and 4wd is all but required when scooping big buckets of dirt from an old pile. Also for ground engagement with the box blade. And for moving our larger trailers.

Medium does all normal weight work and gets you from A to B in good time. Forking, grappling, repositioning, light towing, general movement. Whatever.

High is the only one I'd consider sort of expendable, but when I have to cross the entire property or go a quarter mile down the road... it saves a ton of time. I find myself using it more than expected. And yes it hates going up steep hills in this gear, that's not what it's for.


As for size... I move small trees and big ones cut into 8ft sections frequently. Wouldn't want anything smaller for that job that's for sure.
 
   / From a Kubota B2601 to Kioti CX2510. Am I nuts? #35  
keep what you have or get the L series in higher HP.
 
 
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