Model year: 1986Date Purchased: 2020-01-08Number of Hours: 900
"I am very impressed with this little tractor. I bought it to remove snow from the driveway and street, since they don't seem to plow here in Spokane. I'm impressed with the quality of this machine.
It's nothing like a lawn tractor, which I had been using with a snow thrower attachment. It's 4-wheel drive and has lots of power! It's built like a rock. I'm looking forward to putting it to a lot of use, just not sure what besides the snow removal for now.
I wouldn't hesitate to get one of these."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Strong and sturdy with lots of power for small jobsCons: Only the back power take-off with a 3-point hitch is a drawbackType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA WAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Roll Over Concern
Model year: 1976Date Purchased: 2017-12-29Number of Hours:
"The B-6100 is a tough little tractor and very reliable. My one serious concern is that it seems top heavy.
The slightest change in the land (even a hump in our driveway) will make it start to tip. I finally tipped it over this week hauling some dirt in my vineyard. The front end loader was low but it still went over and I jumped off without being hurt. It landed on its side.I may look for a larger compact tractor with more weight.I own several large Massey tractors, I just need a compact I feel safe on that replaces a wheel barrow. Nothing big. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Well made, dependableCons: Tips over easily Type of User: Homeowner 100+ AcresLocation: USA ARI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Tom Serio
Model year: 1984Date Purchased: 1984-04-24Number of Hours: 1541
"I have owned and operated this tractor since it was purchased new.
The engine and transmission still work great. Both are original and never needed repair. It is the best little diesel tractor I have ever owned."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great reliable tractor which fits into tight areas, efficient 3-cylinder diesel engine, category 1 hitch, good ground clearance, 4-wheel drive, light and easy to transport Cons: No fuel or water temperature gauges, seat not adjustableType of User: Commercial FarmerLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Best Bang For My Bucks
by Greg Caudill
Model year: 1996Date Purchased: 2015-04-28Number of Hours: 1215
"I purchased this tractor primarily to mow a 20 acre Christmas Tree Farm. It quickly let me know it was up to that task and much more. Anything I could do with a larger tractor, my Kubota would do as well.
It is very reliable and as others have stated, it starts in the coldest of weather. It's size is great, it will go where others won't and get the job done. It has great power for such a small size! It is one tough little hombre. It handles well in steep territory while pulling a five foot Bush Hog brand finish mower.
I've since plowed, logged, disked, maintained farm roads, installed food plots and anything else I wanted to do! I love my B6100 HST MFWD!! "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Very versatile for sizeCons: No TachType of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: Ford 1210, Ford 8N REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kubota B6100 4X4
Model year: 1982Date Purchased: 2013-03-15Number of Hours: 446
"This is a great little tractor. Starts well in our cold Canadian climate. It is a bit light for some work though. The 3 point hitch is quite strong. I have a heavy duty 5 foot scraper blade on it. It has 6 forward gears and 2 reverse gears. Very easy on fuel. It doesn't have power steering, but it's very easy to steer."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: very maneuverable, easy on fuel.Cons: A bit light......I think I would prefer a hydro-static transmission over the geared model.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: John Deere 420, Allis Chalmers WD45, Caterpillar 420D REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 1977Date Purchased: 1978-07-01Number of Hours: 2900
"This tractor has mowed 2+ acres for about 22 years using a Woods RM48 & RM 400. I didn't properly care for the RM48, the deck rusted out because of not cleaning the grass from below. Also not crazy about it hanging off the 3 point and the 2 trailing wheels. Sold it for parts.
Replacement was/still is a Woods RM400 I found at a garage sale and price was more than right (haul away - no repairs except replace the blades!). I added full caster wheels to the front and it has done a great job since. Now mostly use a ZTR, much faster, but still use the RM400 when I want to be left alone for a few hours.
The only tractor issue: loosing both brakes at different occasions because of the brake gears shearing. Otherwise it fits on the back of a pick-up and and has the features of the older tractors, sliding rear wheel track on axles, good ground clearance, etc.
This 14HP Kubota, with tire fluid and tire chains has pulled a few 3/4 & 1 Ton Pick-ups out of the roadside ditch during a few winters. It also has given the edge to 2 empty tri-axles spinning wheels on wet grass and a slight slope, and you cannot make that up!
Too bad not built in the U.S.A. but then as now, still the same issue. None this size made in the U.S.A. That's 34 years. We are all loosing out!
The K-420 tiller (KUBOTA engineered this so well, they stopped making it. Probably because all that needs replacing are the tines and it is a fine piece of equipment). It has earned it's keep.
Tines replacement = (28 - 14L & 14R cost went from $2.00 a piece to $10.00), but now no one seems to have them. They fit other tillers as well, and the manufacturer in Italy has discontinued production. If any one knows a supplier having these tines or knows of a sub. aside from buying a newer tiller, I would appreciate the info. Thanks in advance."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great buy for the buck in1978.Cons: Brake gears shearing.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA INI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kubota B6100 4WD
Model year: 1984Date Purchased: 2012-04-14Number of Hours: 920
"I just bought my little Kubota. Looks in pretty good condition still after many years. It has relatively low hours. Previous owner was taking care fairly well. It looks cold starting has little wait time but otherwise run great. Will see real future performance and I will leg know pool."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Fairly easy to operate, looks like toy for someone who get used on larger tractors.Cons: Little harder cold start.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
After All These Years
Model year: 1980Date Purchased: 1980-05-01Number of Hours: 724
"I bought the B6100 in a deal for my house and land. It had just over 400 hours on it in 1992 and the previous owner had kept it outside uncovered. I cleaned it up, touched up the orange paint, and have been working it hard ever since: hogging felled timber, mowing pastures, grading, hauling citrus and firewood, disc and harrowing horse paddocks, pulling hay wagons,you name it.
Just had a hydraulic pipe burst, but quick work with a welding torch and it's back in service. It's lost some compression over the years and I daydream about a new tractor now and then, but heck, this little workhorse is like one of the family. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliable to a fault; easy start, perfect for small acreage.Cons: Difficult bolt placement to remove alternator and get at other parts for the DIYer.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA FLI also considered buying: John Deere 2210, Ford-New Holland 1520 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Not Sure Yet
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2011-03-11Number of Hours: 0
"Haven't had it long."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: N/ACons: N/AType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA ARI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
My New B6100
by Bengt Garfors
Model year: 1973Date Purchased: 2011-09-24Number of Hours: 3900
"After reviewing my needs (wants) for a long time I got my B6100 in Sept 2011. After some initial trials I really love this litlle tractor. One of the best thing is the FEL. I have used it quite a lot since I bought it and I have spent time swapping parts. Next project will be change the wiring. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: The power & traction for such a small beast.Cons: The difficulty to get spare parts.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: EUR OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS