Skip to comments.Kubota BX1870 or 2370
Posted on 06/22/2014 9:18:22 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
Looking at a BX 1870 or 2370 with a FE Loader. With a ballast box it will NOT fit in the garage and I won't leave a brand new item out all winter for the chip munks and mice to move into.
Do I need a B Box with the loader because I think with out it all I can lift is mulch! Been to a few forums and I won't be lifting much with out but just some snow would help my back Any experience and input out there amongst the freepers could help as I have to deiced by Monday AM
Fill your back tires with water and you probably wont need it.
Get the wheel weights and loader quick detach option. Problem solved.
I would recommend asking your question here:
How tough is the B box to attach? Could you just drop it off when you need to put the tractor into the garage?
My brothers Kubota has been outdoors for 20 years(the feral kittys and fox keep the little critters in check around here).
A fitting to put water in your tire might cost $5 and water is basically free.
Compare that to the cost of wheel weights.
I would get a small box blade for rear weight and also fill the rear tires with a mixture of antifreeze and water. The dealer might take care of that for you.Would go with the 2370.
Load the tires with calcium chloride solution, the tractor dealer will be able to do it. Chloride does not freeze.
My only advice is always keep the roll bar up and buckle up. ALWAYS!!
Best friend was killed a year ago, a week from today, because he rolled his Kubota tractor cutting his grass.
Cut the same patch for years- just this time it got him.
Had been with him an hour before. We were dropping our boys off for Boy Scout summer camp. Made plans to take the boys on a trip after.
Funny how life works.
No clue, but they both look skinny and top heavy.
The BB rides on the 3-point hitch and can be mounted/dismounted with a bit more trouble than the loader, but still about 5-10 minutes work. Stay away from calcium chloride as it will destroy your expensive tires in short order. Beet juice is what we use in the north east since the enviro-nazis will sue for kicks here, but it's also much more kind to your tires. The wheel-weight Kit is cheap, easy to install and worth the money/effort.
One last comment about model, buy as much horsepower as your budget will allow, you'll be glad you did in the long run. Definitely check out the Kubota forums and bone up - the folks there are a wealth of knowledge and experience. Good luck with your new machine!
A guy I know from a job I had years ago had quite an experience recently with a fairly new Kubota. He was traveling up hill with one when he heard a pop coming from the transmission or drive train. He suddenly found himself rolling downhill backwards. His brakes were non-functional. I believe they may work off from the transmission. But he had no brakes. He slammed backwards into a tree and was almost killed. He had broken bones and spent weeks in the hospital. Just something to think about with Kubota.
Best advice then: No Kubota, no roll.
Buy a goat.
Next time I’m at my friend’s grave, I’ll mention your flippant post.
I put calcium in the tires of my LT2850 27 years ago. Works great as a ballast. When should I expect the tires to fail? I have replaced two leaking valve cores.
All Good comments thanks.... #13 DPMD ya may want to grow up