/ Kubota or John Deer #121
- Apr 21, 2001
- Rural mountains - Colorado
- Kubota M59, JD530, JD310SG. Restoring Yanmar YM165D
Yes. Kioti is coming up fast.I looked at those two brands, and ended up with a Kioti.
Deere dealer had a take it or leave it attitude. Kubota had an old fashioned, uncomfortable treadle pedal for hst controls, an uncomfortable loader joystick, and seemed to have a larg, uncomfortable transmission hump.
Kioti was an unknown to me at the time, but had a dealer I quickly became comfortable with, a good price, and was conveniently located.
My tractor is several years old now, with no problems.
Isn't that Kubota HST treadle a crazy thing? Kubota actually makes several different shapes of treadle - and all different. Some good, some bad. No standardization, and no choices either.
The one on our TBL is actually nice - my foot goes next to the treadle instead of being on it. Just move your toes back and forth. Very sensitive and easy to use.
But their other models have different treadles. Some of which are crazy dumb designs. I saw one style where the expect a person's foot to fit ON TOP of the treadle and pivor at the ankle. It's apparent that Kubota hasn't put any effort into figuring out a standard treadle design.
Our old Singer Sewing machine has an excellent treadle. So we aren't talking about high tech or new innovations required.