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Kubota MX5100 Reviews



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Build Quality
rating
4.4
Features
rating
4.0
Performance
rating
4.5
Value
rating
4.6
Reliability
rating
4.7
(4.4 stars, 34 reviews)
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So Good So Far
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5.00
Posted 08/07/2017
by Terry Freeman

"Since this was my first tractor, I have no others to compare it with. All I can say is that it does what I ask it to do and it starts easily every time. The only mishap was a front-end loader that got seriously out of line and a broken radiator (both my fault). I use mainly for brush hogging and light material moving."

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It Gets The Job Done. Geared Model 4X4
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4.40
Posted 06/22/2017
by Alex Mc

"I mainly use my Kubota for brush hogging, box blading the driveway. and drilling post holes. It has good power for mowing. I also use it to pick up and haul logs out of the woods. So far the drivetrain and engine have been excellent. The bad. It has a pedal lock parking brake that is sketchy when applied. A hand lever type that John Deere has would be much better. The floorboard for the driver's station is poorly painted. Within the first 30 hours, the paint was chipping to the bare metal. When you lift the hood on an off-camber the hood mounts come out of place. A four-wheel drive indicator would be nice, and tilt steering too. Even with fluid in the rear tires, it won't pick up 1,700 pounds without picking up the rear end. "

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Clutch Life Is Very Limited
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5.00
Posted 07/20/2015
by Jeff hunter

"I need to clarify, this was not a hydro-static model. The service tech called it a dry clutch. I have had this tractor for two years and two months. My first year was outstanding. My actual usage was 50+ hours after purchasing it in May of 2013. In October 2013, I had the tractor prepped for winter storage, (the service center where it was purchased had changed hands in October as well). The tractor was kept inside my barn. In 2014, we prepped the tractor, but had only used it for another 57 hours. Service was delayed, only because we were utilizing dealer specials on winter service, and it was done in February of 2015. In late March or early April, I found myself in the field with no power. After leaving the tractor for an hour or so, I was able to use the low gear to crawl to the edge where a service vehicle came out. Upon inspection, the tech told me he needed to adjust the clutch all the way out. This was with about 120 hours on it. At 133 hours, the tractor had no power and was no longer usable. At 133.7 hours, the clutch had to be replaced. Very disappointing! You can accuse me of poor handling of the clutch, I primarily used this tractor to brush hog, as well as run a tiller. I'm an organic farmer, not a row crop farmer. My tilling was limited to seven rows of 250 feet, seven feet wide. Not sure what would have caused this premature situation. "

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Rear Differential Housing
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2.20
Posted 06/08/2015
by David Potts

"I've had mine for five years and just had the rear differential housing crack for second time. The last time, the cost of repair was $4,200 and was covered by my insurance on the tractor. This has to be design flaw. It should never break, much less twice in 300 hours. It is made of cast iron and should be steel. The only thing I have done with tractor is mow and pull a 5-foot disc and harrow."

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MX 5100 Orange Machine HST Four Wheel Drive
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4.80
Posted 04/25/2015
by Jesse

"I upgraded from the L3200 series tractor to the MX 5100 and what a big difference. This tractor has endless horse power and when the turbo is kicked in it is working. It does consume more fuel than the L 3200, but the hydrostatic transmission isn't screaming like the L series. It is a very powerful tractor and well built. The main reason for the upgrade was more horsepower and I wanted to purchase the last years model before the new emissions on the 2015 and the price went up $4,000. As I put more hours on the tractor, I will update my review. "

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Kubota MX5100
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3.60
Posted 09/24/2014
by SkeeterB

"This is a good tractor that is quality built. However it is a big fuel consumer. You sacrifice fuel economy to get the higher horsepower with the turbo. It is also a light weight tractor and this comes into play when lifting anything heavy. For a tractor of this price range it is missing some key features. One is indicators for Parking Brake and Four Wheel drive. My 40 year old John Deere 2240 even has a parking break indicator/warning. The tractor handles well and with a FEL provides a good deal of utility."

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Good all around small tractor
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4.80
Posted 09/18/2014
by B. Hartman

"So far it has been a good machine. I opted for the gear transmission. It has an FEL that you defiantly need counter weight when doing dirt work, even with the rear ties loaded. It is a little on the fuel hungry side. When working the machine hard it will b urn about a gallon per hour. Over all I'm happy with the machine."

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Kubota MX5100
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3.80
Posted 07/30/2014
by Bob Robson

"Strong running tractor with front end loader and backhoe. Guzzles the fuel! My only other complaint is the light duty 3 point link adjustment bars. These bars have holes to adjust the width of the 3-point attachments. They bend easily and I had to straighten them a couple of times. Easily bent with a sledge hammer to straighten. These should be more heavily built. Overall a great machine."

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Last of the Good Ones MX5100 HST
rating
4.80
Posted 07/23/2014
by Eddie

"Overall, a very solid tractor. Had the tires filled with juice and went to work. Tilled, box bladed and now mowing with a 6' King Kutter. Tractor is powered and smooth. Moved a lot of gravel with the bucket and it handled it with ease. Never felt too small or overwhelmed. Love the three point extensions for hooking up. R-4 tires are big but help in the mud to not sink so fast. A little flotation is good. No exhaust crap so it indeed the last good one. Also have a L4400 and this MX is much more tractor. For a little money I would not look at a L4400 or 4600 or what ever they are. Everything is better on the MX. Worth the extra $$."

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Very Unfit for a Long Day of Work
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3.40
Posted 05/28/2014
by will

"I work on a golf course, and this tractor is what I use every day, all day to mow the rough, pulling an articulating mowing deck. I can't say much about reliability and value because I am only an operator, but I can say this is the most uncomfortable piece of equipment I have ever sat on. Besides forward and back, the seat is non-adjustable, very hard, raised up in the center, and is positioned in a forward-slanting angle so you constantly have to hold yourself up with your legs. The seat combined with the awkward control layout (gas/reverse pedal, steering wheel etc.) has a very unnatural feel and leaves me feeling like my legs and butt are going to fall off by the end of the day ( I'm only 20 and perfectly fit, so that's saying something). The power is not spectacular, but gets the job done. Bogs down pretty fast when cutting even slightly thick grass and it can't climb a hill in high range. Overall, it is a decent light duty tractor, but if you are planning on spending any considerable about of time using it, go ahead and swing by Wallgreens to pick up a tube of Icyhot. You'll need it to get rid of muscle stiffness."

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Worse Tractor I Have Ever Owned
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2.40
Posted 05/09/2014
by Joe Droege

"I was very excited about purchasing a new tractor. The tractor I chose was a Kubota MX5100 with a front loader. The purchase price was $27,400.00 and I purchased it 8-2-13. I really did not get a chance to use the front loader until this spring. The lifting capacity is suppose to be 2000 pounds. The hydraulics have a hard time lifting the bucket with it just filled with dirt. I couldn't even pick up a fallen tree. When attempting to pick up a heavy load, it wants to lean to one side and I am afraid it will fall over. I have brought it in numerous times to have them figure it out but they still can not get it to work right. My old 1985 Ford tractor had more lifting power than this one. Needless to say, I am very disappointed in the performance and would never recommend for anyone to purchase a MX5100. I have less than 60 hours on it and the clutch is almost out. I have been driving tractors for 25 years and never had the problems I am having with this one."

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Nice Tractor for Small Tasks
rating
4.20
Posted 01/12/2014
by Lee Johnson

"Bought this to compliment my 7040. Needed tractor to operate overseeder, gyro mower and sprayer. 7040 gearing is wrong for these tasks. l/4 = too slow, h/1 = too fast. This was largest hp that Kubota had with HST. In high gear it has no power w/the HST pressed to the floor. Can't climb the slightest hill on the road. I'm told that HST takes a lot of HP and causes this. Had to tighten up a bunch of bolts on it during 1st few hours."

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Good All-Around Tractor
rating
4.40
Posted 11/14/2013
by Glenn

"There are little things I could pick on about this tractor, but I knew about most of them from other reviews when I bought it and you can't expect everything from a tractor this price. I keep a small herd of cattle and a few horses. Between use on the small farm and maintaining the yard this tractor has been a great investment. The biggest limiting factor is the light wear end, even with the tires ballasted. It is barely mobile in the snow without the 4WD function and the lack of weight limits the capabilities of this tractor. This is my only tractor and it has done all the chores I need it to do. It moves 1,200-1,500lbs bales---no problem, mucks out the corals, moves tons of snow, and is pretty good for clearing caragana. I have also run a NH 276 square baler with it. For winter I have recently acquired a 6 ft. snow-blower which does not run yet, but has provided ballast for the back end and I can now push snow in 2WD. I added rear hydraulics to the back end myself which opened up a lot more options including a small grapple. I haven't had any mechanical problems to date. Fuel economy is not bad if it is not running over 2000rpm, which I have seldom needed to run it over. Like other reviews have stated, the differential lock is not conveniently located. My biggest complaint is the safety switch under the seat which shuts the tractor off when I lean too much to the right. This tractor is a good fit for my size of operation, but don't settle for this tractor if you need something bigger. I feel this tractor is a good value for the money and I have been finding my local Kubota dealer great to work with."

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Great Utility Tractor for Small Farm
rating
4.60
Posted 11/14/2013
by David Nunamaker

"All tractors are a compromise. This tractor fits in well for a small commercial produce farm. The HST and 4WD have great advantages over 2WD and a geared transmission for tilling, FEL work and mowing. It would not be a good choice for a row crop tractor which I had previously (IH574RC). It seems to use more diesel fuel as the RPMs increase during mowing and tilling. My tractor has filled tires but it helps to have added weight on the rear for FEL work. My FEL bucket is larger than standard (.78 cubic yards stacked) I usually keep the 800 lb tiller on the back when using the FEL. It is compact and doesn't get in the way."

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Compact Kubota MX5100
rating
4.40
Posted 11/14/2013
by Brett

"MX 5100 has been a great tractor; my third Kubota now. Does everything I ask of it---mostly ripping for re-vegetation and disc ploughing. Also it's the biggest tractor I can legally tow behind my D Max. Other tractors I've had are Kubota B2630 and still have B2920 (all have been HST transmissions). B2630 (450hrs) better finish than the 2920 and perfect 1st tractor totally user friendly. B2920 (350hrs)---a willing performer. Engine has that much. Go for the size of the tractor. I find traction a problem. All 4 wheels spinning at once. Finish not as good as 2630 but I've been very pleased with this tough little machine."

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2011 Kubota MX5100 with Front Loader
rating
4.80
Posted 11/14/2013
by Michael

"I started with a Kubota compact and recently stepped up to the larger 50 horse with loader. I couldn't be happier with more power and the larger implements that I could operate. So far the MX5100 has performed flawlessly and met my expectations and I would recommend to anyone looking for great tractor. "

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MX5100
rating
4.20
Posted 07/20/2013
by Dan Powell

"Been good reliable tractor."

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MX5100 HST 4x4
rating
5.00
Posted 07/08/2013
by Dustin

"So far this tractor has worked very well. I have chloride in the tires for counter balance with the front end loader, but need to add wheel weights. Also didn't come with rear remotes so I'll need to add that later. Without 4x4 tractor would be useless for heavy loader work with current setup."

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Awesome Work Horse!
rating
4.60
Posted 06/09/2013
by Dana Melius

"I have a custom fencing company and to be honest the best way to describe the way I use this tractor is abusive! Haha. I use it for tearing out fence and pushing trees out, moving rocks, mowing 6 ft. tall cat tails, lifting full pallets of wire and posts, my post hole digger, and wood post pounder. It handles most tasks with ease. It will climb just about anything you point it at and will go through mud and soft ground almost as good a 4wheeler. I have actually mowed cattails in water up to the platform you feet are on! I have been in business for almost 20 years and have always run Kubotas.This is my 3rd one and it will more than likely last the duration of my fencing career. My total expense on repair of all 3 machines I have owned I would say is less than $500.00. Just a couple seals and linkage on a loader. Nothing on my mx5100 yet though. She does like her fuel more than my previous machines but I also went from an L3710 to this one so I expected that. The long and the short of it is this is a great tractor with only a few minor shortcomings that are very much minimized by all the good attributes it has!"

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MX5100HST 4WD
rating
5.00
Posted 01/16/2013
by Chuck Bernath

"What a tractor! Replaced a two wheel drive New Holland 3415 for work around the farm feeding cattle, hauling round bales and general upkeep and maintenance. Machine feels extremely solid and well built. Excellent loader capacity - I was using it with a grapple bucket to lift and carry 1-2 ft diameter willow trees while cleaning out a ditch. Creeping capability of hydrostatic vs. past gear transmissions is a huge plus. All maintenance components are readily accessible even with the loader on. Well thought out especially the grease zerks built into the loader pins and the shielding of hydraulic hoses. I can't wait to see how it does come haying season"

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