Kubota M5-111 Anyone Own One ??

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JD5325

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Hey Everyone, Just Trying to get Some Info on the M5-111 If anyone has Purchased One ?? Like It / Dont Like It ?? Thinking about Purchasing this Tractor Thanks
 
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Hello jd5325, I was wondering the same thing as I was reading up on them, looks like a nice size tractor.
 
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rustyshakelford

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I looked at them when shopping for a new 100 hp tractor. Options were all new and had a cab. Deere 5100e, case 120c and the kubota. For price vs features the case was hands down the winner, but add in fit and finish and ergonomics, I went with the Deere. Kubota wasn't an option after I spent about 15 mins with it. Obviously everyone is different but I didn't care for the ergonomics of it or the way the shuttle shift works. Also rode rough and was bouncy. Don't think the tires were loaded but just felt light when messing around with the loader. Really jerked the tractor around. I suggest spending time with it and seeing if it's something that feels right to you. The case/new holland come with tons of stuff and I liked it a lot, just not enough to make a switch. New Deere should be in third week of February

Brett
 
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Kubotas really need heavier rear axle castings and more weight in the rear. They are too light and bouncy in the back while JD is not.
 
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I looked at them when shopping for a new 100 hp tractor. Options were all new and had a cab. Deere 5100e, case 120c and the kubota. For price vs features the case was hands down the winner, but add in fit and finish and ergonomics, I went with the Deere. Kubota wasn't an option after I spent about 15 mins with it. Obviously everyone is different but I didn't care for the ergonomics of it or the way the shuttle shift works. Also rode rough and was bouncy. Don't think the tires were loaded but just felt light when messing around with the loader. Really jerked the tractor around. I suggest spending time with it and seeing if it's something that feels right to you. The case/new holland come with tons of stuff and I liked it a lot, just not enough to make a switch. New Deere should be in third week of February

Brett

Must of had the reallllllll thick green blinders on that day....if it's not too late pay the extra for the M that's more in line with 120c case. When i first saw a 5100E and noticed the turnbuckles instead of flexlinks on the 3pt and that itty bitty pump trying to move an H series loader I knew the kool aid was potent as ever.
 
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rustyshakelford

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Must of had the reallllllll thick green blinders on that day....if it's not too late pay the extra for the M that's more in line with 120c case. When i first saw a 5100E and noticed the turnbuckles instead of flexlinks on the 3pt and that itty bitty pump trying to move an H series loader I knew the kool aid was potent as ever.

Haha. I guess it was something like that. Still no regrets. The M is no where near the price point of the case though. Case was close to the 5100E, also the itty bitty pump flows 20+ gpm and moves the loader much better than I thought of the case and I dig dirt with it. I'd take the case over the kubota but a Deere over a case....the 120hp would've been nice though

Brett
 
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I bought a new Kubota M5-111. It now has 480 hours. It has been in the shop with DEF problems for weeks (engine will go into idle mode in 60 minutes). Kubota told me it is a sensor inside the filter that requires the whole filter to be replaced. It is under warranty so the several thousand dollar cost will be paid by Kubota. I asked if the sensor has been improved or will this happen again after my warranty is over. They don't know if it has been improved. Kubota Service department said they have had several tractors with this same problem. So yes I own one and this is my experience. :eek:
 
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I bought a new Kubota M5-111. It now has 480 hours. It has been in the shop with DEF problems for weeks (engine will go into idle mode in 60 minutes). Kubota told me it is a sensor inside the filter that requires the whole filter to be replaced. It is under warranty so the several thousand dollar cost will be paid by Kubota. I asked if the sensor has been improved or will this happen again after my warranty is over. They don't know if it has been improved. Kubota Service department said they have had several tractors with this same problem. So yes I own one and this is my experience. :eek:

Thanks For Everyone's Comments - I Ended Up Buying a JD 5115M - Love It
 
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Oh, jeeze - my 2009 M6040 had better last a lifetime. I don't care that "everything involving Tier 4 has been corrected" - I DO NOT want a tier 4 tractor.
 
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Thanks For Everyone's Comments - I Ended Up Buying a JD 5115M - Love It


Not to get off task but that is a wonderful tractor. Overbuilt and then some. Are there any threads with pictures and commentary?
 
 
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