Hi, I have a friend that is works at a Kubota dealer and he said the problem their having with the HST is gears griding and I hate to tell you the cost of repair. He told me to buy tractors without the HST Trans. because of the cost of repairs if the Trans goes bad from these gears coming into contact with other gears. That's why you cann't change gear while moving.
Hi, Have you ever taken a Kubota Transmission apart? This transmission costed the owner 4000 dollars in repairs by the Kubota dealer. They had to take the whole trackor from back to up to where the engine shaft to the trans is connected apart. Means hundreds of parts had to be removed. I couldn't believe what the trackor looked like when they found the problem. The only part intacted was engine and front end and front wheels.
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I've used HST style trans. tractors for 20 years with not one problem. With anything it can break and cost money, I think most breakage with an HST trans. is dues to operator error or flat out abuse. I would much rather operate a HST tractor vs one that I have to stir the shifter on while performing loader work or other work any day of the year.