Is the Kubota L2501 the largest 25 hp, non regen tractor?

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is there a larger frame 25 hp, non regen tractor than the L2501? Thanks for any info, Bill C
 
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Is there a larger frame heavier 25 hp, non regen tractor than the L2501?

Branson makes a slightly heavier compact tractor with < 25.479 horsepower.

BRANSON 2515H

Engine Model​
Branson A1700N6 IDI
Aspiration​
Natural
Emissions Standards​
Tier 4
Engine Gross Power​
24 hp (18 kW)
PTO Power​
21 hp (15.7 kW)
No. of Cylinders​
3
Displacement​
104.5 cu.in (1,714 cc)
Rated Revolution​
2100 RPM
Fuel Tank Capacity​
7.1 gal (27 L)
Air Cleaner​
Dry Element
Alternator – 12 Volt amp​
50
BRANSON 2515H DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase​
65.7 in (1,670 mm)
Overall Length (W/ 3PT)​
120.9 in (3,071 mm)
Min.Overall Width​
56.3 in (1,430 mm)
Overall Height (W/ ROPS)​
97.3 in (2,471 mm)
Ground Clearance (4WD)​
14.4 in (366 mm)
Min.Turning Radius (W/ Brake)​
7.51 in (2.29 mm)
Weight (W/O Front Weights)​
2,969 lbs (1,347 kg)



However, it takes a 50% increase in bare tractor weight before an operator can feel a real capability increase. A 10% difference in bare tractor weight is essentially meaningless.
 
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Branson makes a slightly heavier compact tractor with < 25.479 horsepower.

BRANSON 2515H

Engine Model​
Branson A1700N6 IDI
Aspiration​
Natural
Emissions Standards​
Tier 4
Engine Gross Power​
24 hp (18 kW)
PTO Power​
21 hp (15.7 kW)
No. of Cylinders​
3
Displacement​
104.5 cu.in (1,714 cc)
Rated Revolution​
2100 RPM
Fuel Tank Capacity​
7.1 gal (27 L)
Air Cleaner​
Dry Element
Alternator – 12 Volt amp​
50
BRANSON 2515H DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase​
65.7 in (1,670 mm)
Overall Length (W/ 3PT)​
120.9 in (3,071 mm)
Min.Overall Width​
56.3 in (1,430 mm)
Overall Height (W/ ROPS)​
97.3 in (2,471 mm)
Ground Clearance (4WD)​
14.4 in (366 mm)
Min.Turning Radius (W/ Brake)​
7.51 in (2.29 mm)
Weight (W/O Front Weights)​
2,969 lbs (1,347 kg)



However, it takes a 50% increase in bare tractor weight before an operator can feel a real capability increase. A 10% difference in bare tractor weight is essentially meaningless.
The 2515 is 500+ lbs heavier than the L2501. That is about 25% more.
 
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Kubota L2501 HST, 4-WD = 2,623 pounds.



2,969 (2515H) - 2623 (L2501) = 346 pounds

2,969 (2515H) / 2623 (L2501) = 1.1319%


It takes a 50% increase in bare tractor weight before an operator can feel a real capability increase.
 
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Kubota L2501 HST, 4-WD = 2,623 pounds.



2,969 (2515H) - 2623 (L2501) = 346 pounds

2,969 (2515H) / 2623 (L2501) = 1.1319%

Meaningless in the field.
Sit them side by side. The Branson dwarfs the Kubota. It lifts more. It does more work. You are all about weight until it makes the precious orange tractor look bad, then it is meaningless.

No qualifications needed here. The question was straightforward. Is there a larger frame 25 HP tractor than the l2501. The answer is simply, yes. The Branson 2515 is longer, wider and heavier. It has slightly larger tires, so if you want them loaded, the weight difference also grows.
 
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Wow!

I consider MYSELF brand neutral.

June 2021

"The design of the Three Point Hitch tractor has been marketed in the USA since 1939 -- 83 years in 2022.

The basic TPH tractor design is generic.

Kubota and Deere have most of the market through 6,000 pound bare weight tractors. But this Kubota/Deere predominance is regional.

The up and coming compact tractor brands are Korean: Kioti, LS and Branson. There are other Korean brands. You have to critically assess dealer stability while shopping minor brands."
 
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KIOTI CK2610 or KIOTI CK2610hst is another option.
If loader work is important to Bill C., the loader lift capacity of the Branson or Kioti offer "real capability increase" over the L2501
 
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The L2501 is the only 4 cylinder in that class that I know of. Honestly, that's it's only pro in my book. Well maybe that and it's not green.
 
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The L2501 is already pitifully underpowered. If it wasn’t for attempting to skirt regulations these machines wouldn’t exist.
 
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The L2501 is the only 4 cylinder in that class that I know of. Honestly, that's it's only pro in my book. Well maybe that and it's not green.

I prefer three cylinder diesels, based on my ownership history of both Kubota three cylinder (L3560) and Kubota four cylinder (B3300 SU) diesel engine tractors.

The OP apparently wants to avoid the complexity of DPF technology.
Three cylinder engines are less complex than four cylinder engines.


Kubota L2501 Engine​

Kubota L2501 tractor photo
2014 -
Standard L Series
Compact Utility tractor
Series:L2501L3301
Engine Detail
Kubota
diesel
3-cylinder
liquid-cooled
Displacement:100.47 ci
1.6 L
Bore/Stroke:3.4x3.6 inches
86 x 91 mm
Emissions:Tier IV
Power (gross):24.8 hp
18.5 kW
Fuel system:direct injection
Rated RPM:2200
 
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