OPERATOR`S MANUAL
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
U.S.A.
: KUBOTA TRACTOR CORPORATION
3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503, U.S.A.
Telephone : (310)370-3370
Western Division : 1175 S. Guild Avc., Lodi, CA 95240
Telephone : (209)334-9910
Central Division
: 14855 FAA Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76155
Telephone : (817)571-0900
Northern Division : 6300 at One Kubota Way, Groveport, OH 43125
Telephone : (614)835-1100
Southeast Division : 1025 Northbrook Parkway, Suwanee, GA 30024
Telephone : (770)995-8855
Canada
: KUBOTA CANADA LTD.
5900 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3S 4K4, Canada
Telephone : (905)294-7477
France
: KUBOTA EUROPE S.A.S
19-25, Rue Jules Vercruysse, Z.I. BP88, 95101 Ar㷅enteuil Cedex, France
Telephone : (33)1-3426-3434
Italy
: KUBOTA EUROPE S.A.S Italy Branch
Via Grandi, 29 20068 Peschiera Borrome (MI) Italy
Telephone : (39)02-51650377
Germany : KUBOTA (DEUTSCHLAND) GmbH
Senefelder Str. 3-5 63110 Rod㷅au /Nieder-Roden, Germany
Telephone : (49)6106-873-0
U.K.
: KUBOTA (U.K.) LTD.
Dormer Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3UN, U.K.
Telephone : (44)1844-214500
Spain
: KUBOTA ESPAÑA S.A.
Avenida Recomba No.5, Poli㷅no Industrial la La㷅una, Le㷅anes, 28914 (Madrid) Spain
Telephone : (34)91-508-6442
Australia : KUBOTA TRACTOR AUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
25-29 Permas Way, Tru㷅anina, VIC 3029, Australia
Telephone : (61)-3-9394-4400
Malaysia : SIME KUBOTA SDN. BHD.
No.3 Jalan Sepadu 25/123 Taman Perindustrian Axis,
Seksyen 25, 40400 Shah Alam, Selan㷅or Darul Ehsan Malaysia
Telephone : (60)3-736-1388
Philippines : KUBOTA PHILIPPINES, INC.
232 Quirino Hi㷅hway, Baesa, Quezon City 1106, Philippines
Telephone : (63)2-422-3500
Taiwan
: SHIN TAIWAN AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY CO., LTD.
16, Fen㷅pin㷅 2nd Rd, Taliao Shian㷅 Kaohsiun㷅 83107, Taiwan R.O.C.
Telephone : (886)7-702-2333
Indonesia : PT KUBOTA MACHINERY INDONESIA
Tower A at Ei㷅htyEi㷅ht@Kasablanka Lantai 16
Jalan Raya Casablanka Kav. 88, Jakarta 12870 Indonesia
Telephone : (62)-21-29568-720
Thailand : SIAM KUBOTA CORPORATION CO., LTD.
101/19-24 Moo 20, Navanakorn Industrial Estate, Tambon Khlon㷅nuen㷅, Amphur Khlon㷅luan㷅,
Pathumthani 12120, THAILAND
Telephone : (66)2-909-0300
Korea
: KUBOTA KOREA CO., LTD.
41-27, Jayumuyeok-㷅il, Baeksan-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do, Korea
Telephone : (82)-63-544-5822
India
: KUBOTA AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY INDIA PVT. LTD.
No.15, Medavakkam Road, Sholin㷅anallur, Chennai-600119, T.N., India
Telephone : (91)44-6104-1500
Vietnam
: KUBOTA VIETNAM CO., LTD.
Lot B-3A2-CN, My Phuoc 3 Industrial Park, Ben Cat District, Binh Duon㷅 Province, Vietnam
Telephone : (84)-650-3577-507
KUBOTA Corporation
Code No. K2792-7121-3
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ABBREVIATION LIST
Abbreviations
Definitions
2WD
Two Wheel Drive
4WD
Four Wheel Drive
API
American Petroleum Institute
ASABE
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, USA
ASTM
American Society of Testing and Materials, USA
DIN
Deutsches Institut für Normung, GERMANY
DT
Dual Traction [4WD]
fpm
Feet Per Minute
Hi-Lo
High Speed-Low Speed
HST
Hydrostatic Transmission
m/s
Meters Per Second
PTO
Power Take Off
RH/LH
Right-hand and left-hand sides are determined by facing in
the direction of forward travel
ROPS
Roll-Over Protective Structures
rpm
Revolutions Per Minute
r/s
Revolutions Per Second
SAE
Society of Automotive Engineers, USA
SMV
Slow Moving Vehicle
California Proposition 65
WARNING
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,
certain vehicle components and fluids,
contain or emit chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
IMPORTANT
The engine in this machine is not equipped by the manufacturer
with a standard spark arrester.
It is a violation of California Public Resource Code Section 4442 to
use or operate this engine on or near any forest-covered, brushcovered land, or grass- covered land unless the exhaust system is
equipped with a working spark arrester meeting state laws. Other
states or federal areas may have similar laws.
UNIVERSAL SYMBOLS
As a guide to the operation of your tractor, various universal symbols have been utilized on the instruments and
controls. The symbols are shown below with an indication of their meaning.
Safety Alert Symbol
Slow
Read Operator's Manual
Fast
Hourmeter/Elapsed Operating Hours
Brake
Diesel Fuel
Parking Brake
Fuel-Level
Four-Wheel Drive-Off
Empty
Four-Wheel Drive-On
Full
Speed set-Off
Engine-Run
Speed set-On
Diesel Preheat/Glow Plugs (Low Temperature
Start Aid)
Differential Lock
Starter Control
Engine-Stop
Engine Oil-Pressure
Engine Coolant-Temperature
Battery Charging Condition
Electrical Power-accessories
Hazard Warning Lights
Turn Signal
Headlight
Work Light
Engine Speed Control
Hydraulic Control-Lowered Position
Hydraulic Control-Raised Position
3-Point Lowering Speed Control
Remote Cylinder-Retract
Remote Cylinder-Extend
Mid-PTO
Mid-Rear-PTO
Rear-PTO
Power Take-Off Clutch Control-Off Position
Power Take-Off Clutch Control-On Position
FOREWORD
You are now the proud owner of a KUBOTA Tractor. This tractor is a product of
KUBOTA’s quality engineering and manufacturing. It is made of the excellent
materials and under rigid quality control systems. It will give you long, satisfactory
service. To obtain the best use of your tractor, please read this manual carefully. It
will help you become familiar with the operation of the tractor and contains many
helpful hints about tractor maintenance. It is KUBOTA's policy to utilize, as quick as
possible, every advance in our research. The immediate use of new techniques in
the manufacturing of products may cause some small parts of this manual to
become outdated. KUBOTA distributors and dealers will have the most up-to-date
information. Please do not hesitate to consult them.
This symbol, the industry's "Safety Alert Symbol", is used throughout this manual
and on labels on the machine itself to warn of the possibility of personal injury.
Read these instructions carefully. It is essential that you read the instructions and
safety regulations before you attempt to assemble or use this unit.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
Indicates that equipment or property damage could result if
instructions are not followed.
Gives helpful information.
CONTENTS
SAFE OPERATION ............................................................................................ -1
TRACTOR................................................................................................................ 1
LOADER .................................................................................................................. 7
BACKHOE................................................................................................................ 9
SERVICING ................................................................................................................. 1
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE TRACTOR ...................................................................... 3
SPECIFICATION TABLE ......................................................................................... 3
TRAVELING SPEEDS ............................................................................................. 4
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE LOADER......................................................................... 5
LOADER SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................... 5
BUCKET SPECIFICATIONS.................................................................................... 5
DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................................... 6
OPERATIONAL SPECIFICATIONS......................................................................... 7
LOADER TERMINOLOGY....................................................................................... 9
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BACKHOE .................................................................... 10
BACKHOE SPECIFICATIONS............................................................................... 10
Dimensions .....................................................................................................................10
Specifications.................................................................................................................. 11
Lift Capacity (Per SAE J31) ............................................................................................ 13
BACKHOE TERMINOLOGY .................................................................................. 14
IMPLEMENT LIMITATIONS ...................................................................................... 15
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS................................................................. 17
PRE-OPERATION CHECK OF THE TRACTOR....................................................... 19
DAILY CHECK ....................................................................................................... 19
PRE-OPERATION CHECK OF THE LOADER ......................................................... 20
LUBRICATION ....................................................................................................... 20
TRANSMISSION FLUID ........................................................................................ 20
REAR BALLAST .................................................................................................... 20
Liquid Ballast in Rear Tires............................................................................................. 20
TIRE INFLATION ................................................................................................... 20
TEST OPERATION................................................................................................ 20
REMOVING AIR FROM HYDRAULIC SYSTEM ................................................... 21
PRE-OPERATION CHECK OF THE BACKHOE....................................................... 22
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ................................................................................. 22
OPERATOR'S SEAT ............................................................................................. 22
Seat Belt ......................................................................................................................... 22
BALLAST ............................................................................................................... 22
TIRE INFLATION ................................................................................................... 22
OPERATING THE ENGINE....................................................................................... 23
STARTING THE ENGINE ...................................................................................... 23
CONTENTS
Cold Weather Starting .................................................................................................... 25
Block Heater (Option) ..................................................................................................... 25
STOPPING THE ENGINE...................................................................................... 25
WARMING UP ....................................................................................................... 26
Warm-up and Transmission Oil in the Low Temperature Range.................................... 26
JUMP STARTING .................................................................................................. 26
OPERATING THE TRACTOR ................................................................................... 27
OPERATING NEW TRACTOR .............................................................................. 27
Do not Operate the Tractor at Full Speed for the First 50 Hours.................................... 27
Changing Lubricating Oil for New Tractors..................................................................... 27
BOARDING AND LEAVING THE TRACTOR ........................................................ 27
OPERATING FOLDABLE ROPS ........................................................................... 27
To Fold the ROPS .......................................................................................................... 27
To Raise the ROPS to Upright Position.......................................................................... 28
Adjustment of Foldable ROPS........................................................................................ 29
STARTING ............................................................................................................. 30
Operator's Seat............................................................................................................... 30
Seat Belt ......................................................................................................................... 31
Head Light Switch........................................................................................................... 31
Hazard Light Switch........................................................................................................ 31
Turn Signal Light Switch ................................................................................................. 31
Brake Pedal ....................................................................................................................31
Range Gear Shift Lever (Hi-Lo) ...................................................................................... 32
Front Wheel Drive Lever................................................................................................. 33
Hand Throttle Lever ........................................................................................................ 33
Parking Brake Pedal ....................................................................................................... 33
Speed Control Pedal....................................................................................................... 34
Speed Set Device ........................................................................................................... 34
STOPPING............................................................................................................. 35
Stopping.......................................................................................................................... 35
CHECK DURING DRIVING ................................................................................... 35
Immediately Stop the Engine if: ...................................................................................... 35
Easy Checker(TM).......................................................................................................... 36
Fuel Gauge ..................................................................................................................... 36
Coolant Temperature Gauge .......................................................................................... 36
Hourmeter/Tachometer................................................................................................... 37
PARKING ............................................................................................................... 37
Parking............................................................................................................................ 37
ACCESSORY......................................................................................................... 38
12V Electric Outlet .......................................................................................................... 38
Glove Box ....................................................................................................................... 38
OPERATING TECHNIQUES ................................................................................. 38
Differential Lock ..............................................................................................................38
Operating the Tractor on a Road .................................................................................... 39
Operating on a Slopes and Rough Terrain ..................................................................... 39
Transport the Tractor Safely ........................................................................................... 39
Directions for Use of Power Steering.............................................................................. 39
REVERSING THE SEAT ....................................................................................... 40
PTO ........................................................................................................................... 42
PTO OPERATION.................................................................................................. 42
CONTENTS
PTO Select Lever ........................................................................................................... 42
PTO Clutch Lever ........................................................................................................... 43
PTO Shaft Cover and Shaft Cap .................................................................................... 43
Stationary PTO ............................................................................................................... 43
PTO Drive Shaft.............................................................................................................. 44
3-POINT HITCH & DRAWBAR.................................................................................. 45
3-POINT HITCH ..................................................................................................... 46
Attaching and detaching implements.............................................................................. 46
Lifting Rod (Right)........................................................................................................... 46
Top Link .......................................................................................................................... 46
Check Chains ................................................................................................................. 46
HITCH .................................................................................................................... 46
Removing the 3-Point Hitch ............................................................................................ 47
Installing the 3-Point Hitch .............................................................................................. 47
HYDRAULIC UNIT..................................................................................................... 48
3-POINT HITCH CONTROL SYSTEM................................................................... 48
Hydraulic Control ............................................................................................................ 48
3-point Hitch Lowering Speed......................................................................................... 48
AUXILIARY HYDRAULICS .................................................................................... 49
Hydraulic Outlet .............................................................................................................. 49
INSTALLING MOWER ........................................................................................... 50
MOWER LIFT LINKAGE SYSTEM ........................................................................ 51
Cutting Height Control Dial ............................................................................................. 51
Hydraulic Control Unit Use Reference Chart .................................................................. 52
TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST.............................................................................. 53
TIRES..................................................................................................................... 53
Inflation Pressure............................................................................................................ 53
Dual Tires ....................................................................................................................... 53
WHEEL TREAD ..................................................................................................... 53
Front Wheels .................................................................................................................. 53
Rear Wheels ................................................................................................................... 54
BALLAST ............................................................................................................... 55
Front Ballast.................................................................................................................... 55
Rear Ballast .................................................................................................................... 55
OPERATING THE LOADER...................................................................................... 57
FILLING THE BUCKET.......................................................................................... 57
LIFTING THE LOAD .............................................................................................. 57
CARRYING THE LOAD ......................................................................................... 58
DUMPING THE BUCKET ...................................................................................... 58
LOWERING THE BUCKET.................................................................................... 58
OPERATING WITH FLOAT CONTROL................................................................. 58
LOADING FROM A BANK ..................................................................................... 59
PEELING AND SCRAPING ................................................................................... 60
LOADING LOW TRUCKS OR SPREADERS FROM A PILE................................. 60
BACKFILLING........................................................................................................ 60
HANDLING LARGE HEAVY OBJECTS................................................................. 61
VALVE LOCK......................................................................................................... 62
ATTACHING ATTACHMENTS .............................................................................. 62
CONTENTS
DETACHING ATTACHMENTS .............................................................................. 64
DISMOUNTING THE LOADER.............................................................................. 64
ATTACHMENTS .................................................................................................... 64
Bucket............................................................................................................................. 64
Pallet fork........................................................................................................................ 64
ASSEMBLE PALLET FORK .................................................................................. 64
OPERATING THE BACKHOE................................................................................... 66
OPERATING SPEED............................................................................................. 66
BACKHOE CONTROLS......................................................................................... 66
Boom & Swing Lever ...................................................................................................... 66
Dipperstick & Bucket Lever............................................................................................. 67
Stabilizer Control Levers................................................................................................. 67
PLACING THE STABILIZERS ............................................................................... 67
GENERAL BACKHOE OPERATION ..................................................................... 68
Dipperstick Digging......................................................................................................... 68
Spoil Pile Location .......................................................................................................... 68
Straight Wall or Cemetery Digging ................................................................................. 68
Stabilizer pads (Standard) .............................................................................................. 69
Stabilizer pads (Option) .................................................................................................. 69
TRANSPORTING................................................................................................... 70
Driving to the Job-site ..................................................................................................... 70
Trailer Transporting ........................................................................................................ 70
MAINTENANCE OF THE TRACTOR ........................................................................ 71
SERVICE INTERVALS .......................................................................................... 71
LUBRICANTS, FUEL AND COOLANT .................................................................. 72
PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR ................................................................ 75
HOW TO OPEN THE HOOD ................................................................................. 75
Hood ............................................................................................................................... 75
Engine Cover .................................................................................................................. 75
DAILY CHECK ....................................................................................................... 76
Walk Around Inspection.................................................................................................. 76
Checking and Refueling.................................................................................................. 77
Checking Engine Oil Level.............................................................................................. 77
Checking Transmission Fluid Level ................................................................................ 78
Checking Coolant Level.................................................................................................. 78
Cleaning Panel and Radiator Screen ............................................................................. 79
Checking Brake Pedal .................................................................................................... 79
Checking Gauges, Meters and Easy Checker(TM) ........................................................ 79
Checking Head Light, Hazard Light etc. ......................................................................... 79
Checking Seat Belt and ROPS ....................................................................................... 79
Checking and Cleaning of Electrical Wiring and Battery Cables .................................... 80
Checking Movable Parts................................................................................................. 80
EVERY 50 HOURS ................................................................................................ 80
Lubricating Grease Fittings............................................................................................. 80
Checking Engine Start System ....................................................................................... 81
Checking OPC System ................................................................................................... 81
Checking Wheel Bolt Torque .......................................................................................... 82
EVERY 100 HOURS .............................................................................................. 82
Battery ............................................................................................................................ 82
CONTENTS
Cleaning Air Cleaner Element ........................................................................................ 84
Checking Fuel Filter........................................................................................................ 84
Adjusting Fan belt Tension ............................................................................................. 85
Adjusting HST Neutral Spring (for Speed Control Pedal) ............................................... 86
Adjusting Brake Pedal .................................................................................................... 86
EVERY 200 HOURS .............................................................................................. 87
Replacing Engine Oil Filter ............................................................................................. 87
Changing Engine Oil....................................................................................................... 87
Replacing Transmission Oil Filter ................................................................................... 88
Adjusting Toe-in.............................................................................................................. 88
EVERY 400 HOURS .............................................................................................. 89
Adjusting Front Axle Pivot............................................................................................... 89
Changing Transmission Fluid ......................................................................................... 89
Cleaning Transmission Strainer...................................................................................... 90
Changing Front Axle Case Oil ........................................................................................ 90
Replacing Fuel Filter Element......................................................................................... 90
EVERY 800 HOURS .............................................................................................. 90
Adjusting Engine Valve Clearance ................................................................................. 90
EVERY 1000 HOURS OR 1 YEAR........................................................................ 90
Replacing Air Cleaner Element....................................................................................... 90
EVERY 1500 HOURS ............................................................................................ 91
Checking Fuel Injection Nozzle Injection Pressure......................................................... 91
EVERY 2000 HOURS OR 2 YEARS ..................................................................... 91
Flushing Cooling System and Changing Coolant ........................................................... 91
Anti-Freeze ..................................................................................................................... 91
EVERY 3000 HOURS ............................................................................................ 92
Checking Injection Pump ................................................................................................ 92
EVERY 1 YEAR ..................................................................................................... 92
Checking Radiator Hoses and Clamps........................................................................... 92
Checking Power Steering Line ....................................................................................... 93
Checking Fuel Lines ....................................................................................................... 93
Checking Intake Air Line................................................................................................. 93
Checking Engine Breather Hose .................................................................................... 94
EVERY 4 YEARS................................................................................................... 94
Replacing Radiator Hose (Water pipes) ......................................................................... 94
Replacing Power Steering Hose..................................................................................... 94
Replacing Fuel Lines ...................................................................................................... 94
Replacing Engine Breather Hose ................................................................................... 94
Replacing Intake Air Line................................................................................................ 94
SERVICE AS REQUIRED...................................................................................... 94
Bleeding Fuel System..................................................................................................... 94
Replacing Fuse............................................................................................................... 95
Replacing Light Bulb....................................................................................................... 95
MAINTENANCE OF THE LOADER........................................................................... 96
LUBRICATION ....................................................................................................... 96
RE-TIGHTENING OF HARDWARE....................................................................... 96
Tightening Bolts and Nuts............................................................................................... 96
DAILY CHECKS..................................................................................................... 97
EVERY 50 HOURS ................................................................................................ 97
Checking main frame bolt and nut torque....................................................................... 97
CONTENTS
MAINTENANCE OF THE BACKHOE........................................................................ 98
DAILY CHECKS..................................................................................................... 98
LUBRICATION ....................................................................................................... 99
BUCKET SERVICE................................................................................................ 99
Changing the Backhoe Bucket ....................................................................................... 99
Changing the Bucket Teeth ............................................................................................ 99
General torque specification ......................................................................................... 100
STORAGE OF THE TRACTOR............................................................................... 101
TRACTOR STORAGE ......................................................................................... 101
REMOVING THE TRACTOR FROM STORAGE................................................. 101
REMOVING THE LOADER ..................................................................................... 102
STORAGE OF THE LOADER.............................................................................. 103
REINSTALLING THE LOADER............................................................................... 104
REMOVING THE BACKHOE .................................................................................. 106
REMOVAL OF THE BACKHOE........................................................................... 106
STORAGE OF THE BACKHOE........................................................................... 108
REINSTALLING THE BACKHOE ............................................................................ 109
TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................. 111
ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................................... 111
OPTIONS................................................................................................................. 112
APPENDICES.......................................................................................................... 113
INDEX .................................................................................................................. 113
SAFE OPERATION
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SAFE OPERATION
TRACTOR
Careful operation is your best insurance against an
accident.
Read and understand this manual carefully before
operating the tractor.
All operators, no matter how much experience they may
have, should read this and other related manuals before
operating the tractor or any implement attached to it. It is
the owner's obligation to instruct all operators in safe
operation.
1. BEFORE OPERATING THE TRACTOR
1. Know your equipment and its limitations. Read this
entire manual before attempting to start and operate
the tractor.
2. Pay special attention to the danger, warning and
caution labels on the tractor.
3. Do not operate the tractor or any implement attached
to it while under the influence of alcohol, medication,
controlled substances or while fatigued.
4. Carefully check the vicinity before operating tractor or
any implement attached to it. Do not allow any
bystanders around or near tractor during operation.
5. Before allowing other people to use your tractor,
explain how to operate and have them read this
manual before operation.
6. Never wear loose, torn, or bulky clothing around
tractor. It may catch on moving parts or controls,
leading to the risk of an accident. Use additional safety
items, e.g. hard hat, safety boots or shoes, eye and
hearing protection, gloves, etc., as appropriate or
required.
7. Do not allow passengers to ride on any part of the
tractor at anytime. The operator must remain in the
tractor seat during operation.
8. Check brakes, linkage pins and other mechanical
parts for improper adjustment and wear. Replace worn
or damaged parts promptly. Check the tightness of all
nuts and bolts regularly. (For further details, see
"PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR" section.)
9. Keep your tractor clean. Dirt, grease, and trash build
up may contribute to fires and lead to personal injury.
10. Use only implements meeting the specifications listed
under "IMPLEMENT LIMITATIONS" in this manual or
implements approved by KUBOTA.
11. Use proper weights on the front or rear of the tractor to
reduce the risk of upsets. When using the front loader,
put an implement or ballast on the 3-point hitch to
improve stability. Follow the safe operating
procedures specified in the implement or attachment
manual.
12. Do not modify the tractor. Unauthorized modification
may affect the function of the tractor, which may result
in personal injury.
C CAB, ROPS
1. KUBOTA recommends the use of a CAB or Roll Over
Protective Structures (ROPS) and seat belt in almost
all applications. This combination will reduce the risk
of serious injury or death, should the tractor be upset.
Check for overhead clearance which may interfere
with a CAB or ROPS.
2. Set parking brake and stop engine. Remove any
obstruction that may prevent raising or folding of the
ROPS. Do not allow any bystanders. Always perform
function from a stable position at the rear of the tractor.
Hold the top of the ROPS securely when raising or
folding. Make sure all pins are installed and locked.
3. If the CAB or ROPS is loosened or removed for any
reason, make sure that all parts are reinstalled
correctly before operating the tractor.
4. Never modify or repair any structural member of a
CAB or ROPS because welding, bending, drilling,
grinding, or cutting may weaken the structure.
5. A damaged CAB or ROPS structure must be replaced,
not repaired or revised.
6. If any structural member of the CAB or ROPS is
damaged, replace the entire structure at your local
KUBOTA Dealer.
7. If the tractor is equipped with a foldable ROPS it may
be temporarily folded down only when absolutely
necessary for areas with height constraints.
(There is no operator protection provided by the ROPS
in the folded position. For operator safety the ROPS
should be placed in the upright and locked position
and the seat belt fastened for all other operations.)
8. Always use the seat belt if the tractor has a CAB or
ROPS.
Do not use the seat belt if a foldable ROPS is down or
there is no ROPS. Check the seat belt regularly and
replace if frayed or damaged.
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SAFE OPERATION
C Working
1. Pull only from the hitch. Never hitch to axle housing or
any other point except hitch; such arrangements will
increase the risk of serious personal injury or death
due to a tractor upset.
(1) ROPS
(2) Seat belt
2. OPERATING THE TRACTOR
Operator safety is a priority. Safe operation, specifically
with respect to overturning hazards, entails understanding
the equipment and environmental conditions at the time of
use. Some prohibited uses which can affect overturning
hazards include traveling and turning with implements
and loads carried too high etc. This manual sets forth
some of the obvious risks, but the list is not, and cannot
be, exhaustive. It is the operator's responsibility to be alert
for any equipment or environmental condition that could
compromise safe operation.
C Starting
1. Always sit in the operator's seat when starting engine
or operating levers or controls. Adjust seat per
instructions in the operating the tractor section. Never
start engine while standing on the ground.
2. Before starting the engine, make sure that all levers
(including auxiliary control levers) are in their neutral
positions, that the parking brake is engaged, and that
the Power Take-Off (PTO) is disengaged or "OFF".
Fasten the seat belt if the tractor has a CAB, a fixed
ROPS or a foldable ROPS in the upright and locked
position.
3. Do not start engine by shorting across starter
terminals or bypassing the safety start switch.
Machine may start in gear and move if normal starting
circuitry is bypassed.
4. Do not operate or idle engine in a non-ventilated area.
Carbon monoxide gas is colorless, odorless, and
deadly.
5. Check before each use that operator presence
controls are functioning correctly. Test safety systems.
(See "Checking Engine Start System" and "Checking
OPC System" in "EVERY 50 HOURS" in "PERIODIC
SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR" section.)
Do not operate unless they are functioning correctly.
(1) Hitch
2. Keep all shields and guards in place. Replace any that
are missing or damaged.
3. Avoid sudden starts. To avoid upsets, slow down
when turning, on uneven ground, and before stopping.
4. The tractor cannot turn with the differential locked and
attempting to do so could be dangerous.
5. Do not operate near ditches, holes, embankments, or
other ground surface features which may collapse
under the tractor's weight. The risk of tractor upset is
even higher when the ground is loose or wet. Tall
grass can hide obstacles, walk the area first to be sure.
6. Watch where you are going at all times. Watch for and
avoid obstacles. Be alert at row ends, near trees, and
other obstructions.
7. When working in groups, always let the others know
what you are going to do before you do it.
8. Never try to get on or off a moving tractor.
9. Always sit in the operator's seat when operating levers
or controls.
10. Do not stand between tractor and implement or trailed
vehicle unless parking brake is applied.
11. Do not operate or tow at speeds exceeding specific
travel speed.
C Safety for children
Tragedy can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children generally are attracted to
machines and the work they do.
1. Never assume that children will remain where you last
saw them.
2. Keep children out of the work area and under the
watchful eye of another responsible adult.
3. Be alert and shut your machine down if children enter
the work area.
4. Never carry children on your machine. There is no safe
place for them to ride. They may fall off and be run
over or interfere with your control of the machine.
SAFE OPERATION
5. Never allow children to operate the machine even
under adult supervision.
6. Never allow children to play on the machine or on the
implement.
7. Use extra caution when backing up. Look behind and
down to make sure area is clear before moving.
C Operating on slopes
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death.
All slopes require extra caution.
1. To avoid upsets, always back up steep slopes. If you
cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not operate on it. Stay off slopes too steep for safe
operation.
2. Driving forward out of a ditch, mired condition or up a
steep slope increases the risk of a tractor to be upset
backward. Always back out of these situations. Extra
caution is required with 4-wheel drive models because
their increased traction can give the operator false
confidence in the tractor's ability to climb slopes.
3. Keep all movement on slopes slow and gradual. Do
not make sudden changes in speed, direction or apply
brake and make sudden motions of the steering
wheel.
4. Avoid changing gears speed when climbing or going
down a slope. If on a slope changing gears to neutral
could cause loss of control.
5. Special attention should be made to the weight and
location of implements and loads as such will affect the
stability of the tractor.
6. To improve stability on slope, follow recommendations
for proper ballasting as shown in "BALLAST" section.
C Driving the tractor on the road
1. Check the front wheel engagement. The braking
characteristics are different between 2 and 4-wheel
drive. Be aware of the difference and use carefully.
2. Always slow the tractor down before turning. Turning
at high speed may tip the tractor over.
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3. Make sure that the Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) sign is
clean and visible. Use hazard lights and turn signals as
required.
(1) SMV emblem
(2) Bracket
(3) Knob nut
4. On public roads use the SMV emblem and hazard
lights, if required by local traffic and safety regulations.
5. Observe all local traffic and safety regulations.
6. Turn the headlights on.
7. Drive at speeds that allow you to maintain control at all
times.
8. Do not apply the differential lock while traveling at road
speeds. The tractor may run out of control.
9. Avoid sudden motions of the steering wheel as they
can lead to a dangerous loss of stability. The risk is
especially great when the tractor is traveling at road
speeds.
10. Keep the ROPS in the "UP" position and wear the seat
belt when driving the tractor on the road.
Otherwise, you will not be protected in the event of a
tractor roll-over.
11. Do not operate an implement while the tractor is on the
road. Lock the 3-point hitch in the raised position.
12. When towing other equipment, use a safety chain and
place an SMV emblem on it as well.
(1) Safety chain
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13. Set the implement lowering speed knob in the "LOCK"
position to hold the implement in the raised position.
4. When parking your machine if at all possible park on a
firm, flat and level surface; if not, park across a slope.
Set the parking brake(s), lower the implements to the
ground, remove the key from the ignition and lock the
cab door (if equipped) and chock the wheels.
4. OPERATING THE PTO
1. Wait until all moving components have completely
stopped before getting off the tractor, connecting,
disconnecting, adjusting, cleaning, or servicing any
PTO driven equipment.
2. Keep the PTO shaft cover in place at all times.
Replace the PTO shaft cap when the shaft is not in
use.
(1) 3-point hitch lowering speed knob
(A) "FAST"
(B) "SLOW"
(C) "LOCK"
3. PARKING THE TRACTOR
1. Disengage the PTO, lower all implements to the
ground, place all control levers in their neutral
positions, set the parking brake, stop the engine,
remove the key from the ignition and lock the cab door
(if equipped). Leaving transmission in gear with the
engine stopped will not prevent tractor from rolling.
(1) PTO Shaft cover
(2) PTO Shaft cap
(A) "NORMAL POSITION"
(B) "RAISED POSITION"
3. Before installing or using PTO driven equipment, read
the manufacturer's manual and review the safety
labels attached to the equipment.
4. When operating stationary PTO driven equipment,
always apply the tractor parking brake and place
chocks behind and in front of the rear wheels. Stay
clear of all rotating parts. Never step over rotating
parts.
(1) Brake pedal
(2) Parking brake pedal
(A) "DEPRESS"
(B) "PUSH DOWN (2) WHILE
DEPRESSING (1)"
2. Make sure that the tractor has come to a complete
stop before dismounting.
3. Avoid parking on steep slopes, if at all possible park on
a firm and level surface; if not, park across a slope and
chock the wheels.
Failure to comply with this warning may allow the
tractor to move and could cause injury or death.
SAFE OPERATION
5. USING 3-POINT HITCH
6. SERVICING THE TRACTOR
1. Use the 3-point hitch only with equipment designed for
3-point hitch usage.
2. When using a 3-point hitch mounted implement, be
sure to install the proper counterbalance weight on the
front of the tractor.
3. When transporting on the road, set the implement
lowering speed knob in the "LOCK" position to hold the
implement in the raised position.
(1) 3-point hitch lowering speed knob
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(A) "FAST"
(B) "SLOW"
(C) "LOCK"
4. To avoid injury from separation:
Do not extend lift rod beyond the groove on the
threaded rod.
Before servicing the tractor, park it on a firm, flat and level
surface, set the parking brake, lower all implements to the
ground, place the gear shift lever in neutral, stop the
engine and remove the key.
1. Allow the tractor time to cool off before working on or
near the engine, muffler, radiator, etc.
2. Do not remove radiator cap while coolant is hot. When
cool, slowly rotate cap to the first stop and allow
sufficient time for excess pressure to escape before
removing the cap completely. If the tractor has a
coolant recovery tank, add coolant or water to the tank,
not the radiator. (See "Checking Coolant Level" in
"DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE
TRACTOR" section.)
3. Always stop the engine before refueling. Avoid spills
and overfilling.
4. Do not smoke when working around battery or when
refueling. Keep all sparks and flames away from
battery and fuel tank. The battery presents an
explosive hazard, because it gives off hydrogen and
oxygen especially when recharging.
5. Before "jump starting" a dead battery, read and follow
all of the instructions. (See "JUMP STARTING" in
"OPERATING THE ENGINE" section.)
6. Keep first aid kit and fire extinguisher handy at all
times.
7. Disconnect the battery's ground cable before working
on or near electric components.
8. To avoid the possibility of battery explosion, do not use
or charge the refillable type battery if the fluid level is
below the LOWER ( lower limit level ) mark. Check the
fluid level regularly and add distilled water as required
so that the fluid level is between the UPPER and
LOWER levels.
9. To avoid sparks from an accidental short circuit,
always disconnect the battery's ground cable (-) first
and reconnect it last.
(1) Groove
(1) Battery
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10. Do not attempt to mount a tire on a rim. This should be
done by a qualified person with the proper equipment.
11. Always maintain the correct tire pressure. Do not
inflate tires above the recommended pressure shown
in the operator's manual.
12. Securely support the tractor when either changing
wheels or adjusting the wheel tread width.
13. Make sure that wheel bolts have been tightened to the
specified torque.
14. Do not work under any hydraulically supported
devices. They can settle, suddenly leak down, or be
accidentally lowered. If it is necessary to work under
tractor or any machine elements for servicing or
adjustment, securely support them with stands or
suitable blocking beforehand.
15. Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure has sufficient
force to penetrate skin, causing serious personal
injury. Before disconnecting hydraulic lines, be sure to
release all residual pressure. Before applying
pressure to the hydraulic system, make sure that all
connections are tight and that all lines, pipes, and
hoses are free of damage.
16. Fluid escaping from pinholes may be invisible. Do not
use hands to search for suspected leaks; use a piece
of cardboard or wood. Use of safety goggles or other
eye protection is also highly recommended. If injured
by escaping fluid, see a medical doctor at once. This
fluid will produce gangrene or severe allergic reaction.
(1) Cardboard
(2) Hydraulic line
(3) Magnifying glass
17. Waste products such as used oil, fuel, hydraulic fluid,
and batteries, can harm the environment, people, pets
and wildlife. Please dispose properly.
See your local Recycling Center or KUBOTA Dealer to
learn how to recycle or get rid of waste products.
SAFE OPERATION
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LOADER
Most loader equipment accidents can be avoided by following simple safety precautions.
These safety precautions, if followed at all times, will help you operate your loader safely.
1. BEFORE OPERATING THE LOADER
1. Read and understand all instructions and precautions
found in both the tractor and the loader operator's
manuals before using the loader.
Lack of knowledge can lead to accidents.
2. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that anyone
who will operate the loader reads this manual first and
becomes familiar with the safe operation of the loader.
3. For your safety, a ROPS with a seat belt is strongly
recommended by KUBOTA in almost all applications.
If your tractor has a foldable ROPS, fold it down only
when absolutely necessary and raise it up and lock it
again as soon as possible. Do not wear the seat belt
when a foldable ROPS is down or a fixed ROPS is
removed. If you have any questions, consult your local
KUBOTA dealer.
Always use the seat belt when the tractor is equipped
with a ROPS. Never use the seat belt when the tractor
is not equipped with a ROPS.
4. Visually check for hydraulic leaks and broken, missing,
or malfunctioning parts.
Make necessary repairs before operating.
5. Replace damaged or illegible safety labels. See
following pages for required labels.
6. When the front loader is mounted on the tractor, enter
and exit the operator's seat only from left side of the
tractor.
7. Engage the loader control valve lock to prevent
accidental actuation when the implement is not in use
or during transport. Do not utilize the valve lock for
machine maintenance or repair.
8. Assemble, remove and reinstall the loader only as
directed in this manual. Failure to do this could result
in serious personal injury or death.
2. OPERATING THE LOADER
1. Operate the loader only when properly seated at the
controls. Do not operate from the ground.
2. Move and turn the tractor at low speeds.
3. Never allow anyone to get under the loader bucket or
reach through the boom when the bucket is raised.
4. Keep children, others and livestock away when
operating loader and tractor.
5. Do not walk or work under a raised loader bucket or
attachment unless it is securely blocked and held in
position.
6. For tractor stability and operator safety, rear ballast
must be added to the 3-point hitch and to the rear
wheels when using loader.
7. To increase stability adjust the rear wheels to the
widest setting that is suitable for your application.
8. Exercise extra caution when operating the loader with
a raised bucket or attachment.
9. Do not lift or carry any person on the loader, in the
bucket, or other attachment.
10. Avoid loose fill, rocks and holes. They can be
dangerous for loader operation or movement.
11. Avoid overhead wires and obstacles when the loader
is raised. Contacting electric lines can cause
electrocution.
12. Gradually stop the loader boom when lowering or
lifting.
13. Use caution when handling loose or shiftable loads.
14. Using loaders for handling large, heavy, or shiftable
objects is not recommended without proper handling
attachments.
15. Handling large heavy objects can be extremely
dangerous due to :
A Danger of rolling the tractor over.
A Danger of upending the tractor.
A Danger of the object rolling or sliding down the
loader boom onto the operator.
16. If you must perform this sort of work (item 15), protect
yourself by :
A Never lift the load higher than necessary to clear
the ground.
A Add rear ballast to the tractor to compensate for the
load or use rear implement.
A Never lift large objects with equipment that may
permit them to roll back onto the operator.
A Move slowly and carefully, avoiding rough terrain.
17. Never lift or pull a load from any point on the loader (or
any attachments) with a chain, rope, or cable. Doing
so could cause a rollover or serious damage to the
loader.
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18. Be extra careful when operating the tractor on a slope,
always operate up and down, never across the slope.
Do not operate on steep slopes or unstable surfaces.
19. When operating another implement on a hillside, be
sure to remove the loader to reduce the risk of rollover.
20. Carry loader boom at a low position during transport.
(You should be able to see over the bucket.)
21. Allow for the loader length when making turns.
3. AFTER OPERATING THE LOADER
1. When loader work is complete and parking or storing,
choose flat and hard ground. Lower the loader boom
to the ground, stop the engine, set the brakes and
remove the key before leaving the tractor seat.
2. Make sure the detached loader is on stands and on a
hard, level surface.
3. Before disconnecting hydraulic lines, relieve all
hydraulic pressure by moving the controls.
4. Do not remove the loader from the tractor without an
approved bucket attached.
4. SERVICING THE LOADER
1. Always wear safety goggles when servicing or
repairing the machine.
2. Do not modify the loader. Unauthorized modification
may affect the function of the loader, which may result
in personal injury.
3. Do not use the loader as a work platform or a jack to
support the tractor for servicing or maintenance.
Securely support the tractor or any machine elements
with stands or suitable blocking before working
underneath.
For your safety, do not work under any hydraulically
supported devices. They can settle or suddenly leak
down or be accidentally lowered.
4. Escaping hydraulic oil under pressure can have
sufficient force to penetrate the skin, causing serious
personal injury. Do not use hands to search for
suspected leaks. If injured by escaping fluid, obtain
medical treatment immediately.
5. Do not tamper with the relief valve setting. The relief
valve is pre-set at the factory. Changing the setting
can cause overloading of the loader and tractor which
may result in serious personal injury.
6. When servicing or replacing pins in cylinder ends,
bucket, etc., always use a brass drift and hammer.
Failure to do so could result in injury from flying metal
fragments.
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BACKHOE
Most backhoe equipment accidents can be avoided by following simple safety precautions.
These safety precautions, if followed at all times, will help you operate your backhoe safely.
1.
BEFORE OPERATING BACKHOE
3. DRIVING THE TRACTOR ON THE ROAD
1. Read and understand all precautions in this manual
before service or operation. Allow only trained
personnel to operate or service this equipment.
2. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that anyone
who will operate the backhoe reads this manual first
and becomes familiar with the safe operation of the
backhoe.
3. For safe operation, check the mounting bolts for
tightness and that the mount levers are in the right
position before operation.
4. Never operate tractor with backhoe attached and
loader removed.
5. Check for buried material such as electrical,
telephone, gas and water lines. When in doubt,
contact local utility companies for their buried location
prior to operating the backhoe.
6. Replace any safety decal that becomes damaged, lost
or illegible. Also renew all decals when repainting.
1. Raise and center the boom, close the dipperstick, curl
the bucket and engage the boom and swing locks
before transporting the machine.
2. Check the local codes or regulations that may apply to
tractor / loader / backhoe operation on public streets or
highways, before transporting or traveling. Use SMV
emblem and warning flashers as required.
(SMV : Slow Moving Vehicle)
2.
OPERATING THE BACKHOE
1. Do not allow anyone other than the operator on the
unit while in operation or transport.
2. Keep all person and animals away from swing area of
backhoe.
3. Use care when operating on slopes to avoid tip-over.
Travel at a speed compatible with safe operation,
especially when operating on uneven terrain, crossing
ditches or while turning.
4. Operate the backhoe from the backhoe operator's seat
only.
5. When using on slopes, one stabilizer may be lower
than the other. Use extreme care during excavation as
risk of tip-over will increase.
6. To reduce the risk of tip-over on a slope, place the
spoil to the high side of the excavation.
7. Do not dig under the stabilizer or tractor, especially in
soft or sandy condition. Take extra precaution in wet or
thawing ground.
These conditions can become unstable and may
collapse under the weight of the machine and may
cause tip over.
8. Never operate the machine or any equipment while
under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, or while
fatigued.
9. When leaving the machine unattended, be sure to
lower the backhoe to the ground. Set the parking
brake, then shut the engine off and remove the key.
4. SERVICING THE BACKHOE
1. Before disconnecting hydraulic lines, relieve all
hydraulic pressure by moving the controls.
2. Always use personal protection device such as safety
goggles and ear protection when servicing or repairing
the machine.
3. Lower the backhoe to the ground and shut the engine
off before servicing.
4. When servicing or repairing pins in cylinder ends,
bucket, etc., always use a brass drift and hammer.
Failure to do so could result in injury from flying metal
fragments.
5. To avoid serious personal injury, keep clear of working
area of the backhoe.
6. When servicing or checking underneath, do not get
under the machine while it is being held with only the
bucket, backhoe or stabilizers. Securely support with
jack stands.
7. For your safety, do not work under any hydraulically
supported machine elements. They can settle,
suddenly leak down, or be accidentally lowered.
8. Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure can have
sufficient force to penetrate the skin, causing serious
personal injury. Before applying pressure to the
system, be sure that all connections are tight and that
lines, pipes and hoses are not damaged. Fluid
escaping from a very small hole can be almost
invisible. Do not use hands to search for suspected
leaks, use a piece of cardboard or wood. If injured by
escaping fluid, see a doctor at once. Serious infection
or allergic reaction will develop if proper medical
treatment is not administered immediately.
9. Do not tamper with any backhoe control valve relief
pressure setting. The relief valve pressure is preset at
the factory. Changing the setting can cause
overloading of the backhoe and the tractor, and
serious personal injury or death may result.
10. Do not modify the backhoe for any reason. Modifying
the backhoe can cause an unstable condition of the
tractor / loader / backhoe combination and serious
personal injury or death may result.
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CARE OF DANGER, WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS
1.
2.
3.
4.
Keep danger, warning and caution labels clean and free from obstructing material.
Clean danger, warning and caution labels with soap and water, dry with a soft cloth.
Replace damaged or missing danger, warning and caution labels with new labels from your local KUBOTA Dealer.
If a component with danger, warning and caution label(s) affixed is replaced with new part, make sure new label(s) is
(are) attached in the same location(s) as the replaced component.
5. Mount new danger, warning and caution labels by applying on a clean dry surface and pressing any bubbles to outside
edge.
SERVICING
SERVICING
Your dealer is interested in your new tractor, loader and
backhoe and has the desire to help you get the most value
from them. After reading this manual thoroughly, you will
find that you can do some of the regular maintenance
yourself.
However, when in need of parts or major service, be sure
to see your KUBOTA Dealer.
For service, contact the KUBOTA Dealership from which
you purchased your tractor or your local KUBOTA Dealer.
When in need of parts, be prepared to give your dealer the
tractor, engine, loader and backhoe serial number.
Locate the serial numbers now and record them in the
space provided.
Concerning the tractor and loader, the reference to left
hand and right hand used in this manual refers to the
position when standing at the rear of the unit and facing
forward.
(1) Backhoe serial number
Concerning the backhoe, the reference to left hand and
right hand used in this manual refers to the position when
seating at the operator's seat at backhoe position and
facing rearward of the tractor.
Type
Tractor
Serial No.
BX25DLB
ROPS
Engine
D902
Loader
LA240A
Backhoe
BT602
(1) Tractor identification plate
(2) Tractor serial number
Date of Purchase
Name of Dealer
(To be filled in by purchaser)
C Warranty
This tractor is warranted under the KUBOTA Limited
Express Warranty, a copy of which may be obtained from
your selling dealer. No warranty shall, however, apply if
the tractor has not been handled according to the
instruction given in the Operator's Manual even it is within
the warranty period.
C Scrapping the tractor and its procedure
To put the tractor out of service, correctly follow the local
rules and regulations of the country or territory where you
scrap it. If you have questions, consult your local
KUBOTA Dealer.
(1) Engine serial number
1
2
SERVICING
(1) ROPS identification plate
(ROPS serial No.)
(1) Loader serial number
A The loader serial number label (1) is attached to the
inside of the boom.
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE TRACTOR
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SPECIFICATIONS OF THE TRACTOR
SPECIFICATION TABLE
Model
BX25DLB
PTO power *1
kW (HP)
13.2 (17.7)
Maker
KUBOTA
Model
D902
Type
Indirect injection, vertical, water-cooled, 4-cycle diesel
Number of cylinders
Bore and stroke
Engine
3
mm (in.)
Total displacement
Engine gross power *2
cm (cu. in.)
898 (54.8)
kW (HP)
17.1 (23.0)
Rated revolution
rpm
3200
Low idling revolution
rpm
1350 to 1550
Maximum torque
N-m (lbf-ft)
Battery
Diesel fuel No.2 [above -10
Fuel tank
)] Diesel fuel No.1 [below -10
25 (6.6)
Engine crankcase (with filter)
L (U.S.qts.)
3.1 (3.3)
Engine coolant
L (U.S.qts.)
2.7 (2.8)
Recovery tank
L (U.S.qts.)
0.4 (0.4)
L (U.S.gals.)
mm (in.)
2120 (83.5)
Overall length (with 3P)
mm (in.)
2425 (95.5)
Overall width
mm (in.)
1145 (45.1)
mm (in.)
2215 (87.2)
Overall height
(with ROPS)
mm (in.)
1255 (49.4) (Top of seat)
Wheel base
mm (in.)
1400 (55.1)
Min. ground clearance
mm (in.)
175 (6.9)
Front
mm (in.)
930 (36.6)
Rear
mm (in.)
820 (32.2)
kg (lbs.)
720 (1587)
Weight (with ROPS)
Clutch
(14
)]
11.6 (3.1)
Overall length (without 3P)
Tread
N/A
Tire
Traveling
system
(14
L (U.S.gals.)
Transmission case
Dimensions
56.1 (41.4)
12V, RC: 80min, CCA: 540A
Fuel
Capacities
72 x 73.6 (2.83 x 2.90)
Front
18 x 8.50-10 (Turf, Bar, Ind.)
Rear
26 x 12.00-12 (Turf, Bar, Ind.)
Steering
Hydrostatic type power steering
Transmission
Main: Hydrostatic transmission, High-Low gear shift (2 forward, 2 reverse)
Brake
Min. turning radius
Wet disk type
m (feet)
2.3 (7.5)
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SPECIFICATIONS OF THE TRACTOR
Model
BX25DLB
Hydraulic control system
Directional control, auto-return lever system
Pump capacity
System pressure
L/min. (gals/min.)
23.5 (6.2)
MPa (kgf/cm )[psi]
12.3 to 12.8 (126 to 130) [1790 to 1850]
Three point hitch
Hydraulic
unit
SAE Category 1
At lift points
Three point hitch
Max. lift force *3
Remote control
valve coupler
(rear : Opton)
Remote control
valve coupler
(front : Opton)
N (lbs.)
5390 (1210)
24in. behind lift points
N (lbs.)
3040 (680)
System
2 valves
Coupler
ISO 7341 series A
System
2 valves
Coupler (nipple)
ISO 7241-1 series B
SAE 1-3/8, 6 splines
Rear PTO
Revolution
PTO
1 speed (540 rpm at 3142 engine rpm)
USA No.5 (KUBOTA 10-tooth) involute spline
MID-PTO
Revolution
1 speed (2500 rpm at 3043 engine rpm)
The company reserve the right to change the specifications without notice.
NOTE: *1 Manufacturer's estimate
*2 SAE J1995
*3 See and check "IMPLEMENT LIMITATIONS."
TRAVELING SPEEDS
(At rated engine rpm)
Model
BX25DLB
Tire size (Rear)
26 X 12.00 - 12
Speed control pedal
Range gear shift lever
km / h
mph
Low
0 to 6.5
0 to 4.0
High
0 to 13.5
0 to 8.4
Low
0 to 5.0
0 to 3.1
High
0 to 10.5
0 to 6.5
Forward
Reverse
The company reserves the right to change the specifications without notice.
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE LOADER
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE LOADER
LOADER SPECIFICATIONS
LOADER MODEL
LA240A
TRACTOR MODEL
BOOM CYLINDER
BUCKET CYLINDER
BX25DLB
BORE mm (in.)
40 (1.57)
STROKE mm (in.)
326 (12.8)
BORE mm (in.)
65 (2.56)
STROKE mm (in.)
204 (8.03)
One Detent Float Position, Two Stage Bucket Dump,
Power Beyond Circuit
CONTROL VALVE
RATED FLOW
L/m (GPM)
MAXIMUM PRESSURE
MPa (kg/cm , psi)
NET WEIGHT (APPROXIMATE) kg (lbs.)
14 (3.7)
12.3 (125, 1780)
170 (375)
BUCKET SPECIFICATIONS
LOADER MODEL
LA240A
MODEL
SQUARE 48"
TYPE
RIGID
WIDTH
mm (in.)
1219 (48.0)
DEPTH (L)
mm (in.)
495 (19.5)
HEIGHT (M)
mm (in.)
465 (18.3)
LENGTH (N)
mm (in.)
538 (21.2)
STRUCK m (CU.FT.)
0.14 (4.9)
HEAPED m (CU.FT.)
0.17 (6.0)
kg (lbs.)
60 (132)
CAPACITY
WEIGHT
5
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SPECIFICATIONS OF THE LOADER
DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS
LOADER MODEL
LA240A
TRACTOR MODEL
BX25DLB
A MAX. LIFT HEIGHT (TO BUCKET PIVOT PIN)
mm (in.)
1810 (71.3)
B MAX. LIFT HEIGHT UNDER LEVEL BUCKET
mm (in.)
1680 (66.1)
C CLEARANCE WITH BUCKET DUMPED
mm (in.)
1330 (52.4)
mm (in.)
660 (26.0)
D
REACH AT MAX. LIFT HEIGHT
(DUMPING REACH)
E MAX. DUMP ANGLE
deg.
F
mm (in.)
REACH WITH BUCKET ON GROUND
45
1390 (54.7)
G BUCKET ROLL-BACK ANGLE
deg.
H DIGGING DEPTH
mm (in.)
120 (4.7)
J
mm (in.)
990 (39.0)
OVERALL HEIGHT IN CARRYING POSITION
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SPECIFICATIONS OF THE LOADER
OPERATIONAL SPECIFICATIONS
LOADER MODEL
LA240A
TRACTOR MODEL
BX25DLB
LIFT CAPACITY (BUCKET BOTTOM MID POINT)
kg (lbs.)
240 (529)
U
LIFT CAPACITY (BUCKET PIVOT PIN, MAX. HEIGHT)
kg (lbs.)
340 (750)
V
LIFT CAPACITY (500 mm FORWARD, MAX. HEIGHT)
kg (lbs.)
235 (518)
W
LIFT CAPACITY (BUCKET PIVOT PIN, 1500 mm HEIGHT)
kg (lbs.)
375 (827)
X
LIFT CAPACITY (500 mm FORWARD, 1500 mm HEIGHT)
kg (lbs.)
270 (595)
Y
BREAKOUT FORCE (BUCKET PIVOT PIN)
N (lbs.)
6290 (1414)
Z
BREAKOUT FORCE (500 mm FORWARD)
N (lbs.)
4410 (992)
VV
BUCKET ROLL-BACK FORCE AT MAX. HEIGHT
N (lbs.)
4750 (1068)
XX
BUCKET ROLL-BACK FORCE AT 1500mm HEIGHT
N (lbs.)
5600 (1260)
ZZ
BUCKET ROLL-BACK FORCE AT GROUND LEVEL
N (lbs.)
5490 (1235)
RAISING TIME
sec.
3.5
LOWERING TIME
sec.
2.7
BUCKET DUMPING TIME
sec.
1.7
BUCKET ROLLBACK TIME
sec.
2.4
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SPECIFICATIONS OF THE LOADER
[LA240A]
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE LOADER
LOADER TERMINOLOGY
(1) Loader control lever
(2) Side frame
(3) Mounting pin
(4) Main frame
(5) Boom cylinder
(6) Boom
(7) Bucket cylinder
(8) Bucket
(9) Lock lever
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SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BACKHOE
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BACKHOE
BACKHOE SPECIFICATIONS
BDimensions
Model
BT602
Transport height
(A)
1719 mm (67.7 in.)
Stabilizer spread-transport
(B)
1296 mm (51.0 in.)
Ground clearance
(C)
240 mm (9.4 in.)
Overall width
(E)
1128 mm (44.4 in.)
Maximum digging depth
(F)
1889 mm (74.4 in.)
Digging depth, 2 ft. flat bottom
(G)
1842 mm (72.5 in.)
Digging depth, 8 ft. flat bottom
(H)
1059 mm (41.7 in.)
Operating height, fully raised
(J)
2539 mm (100 in.)
Loading height
(K)
1533 mm (60.4 in.)
Loading reach
(L)
1016 mm (40.0 in.)
Reach from swing pivot
(M)
2612 mm (102.8 in.)
Swing pivot to rear axle center line
(N)
726 mm (28.6 in.)
Bucket rotation
(P)
180 deg.
Stabilizer spread-operating
(R)
1862 mm (73.3 in.)
Angle of departure per SAE J1234
(A3)
20.1 deg.
Leveling angle
(U)
11 deg.
Swing arc
140 deg.
A The specifications are taken with KUBOTA BX25DLB tractor. (Tire size : Front 18 X 8.5-10, Rear 26 X 12.00-12)
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BACKHOE
BSpecifications
Digging force (Per SAE J49)
With bucket cylinder
8610 N (1936 lbs.)
With dipperstick cylinder
5209 N (1171 lbs.)
Cycle Time (seconds)
Boom cylinder, extend
4.5
Boom cylinder, retract
3.7
Swing cylinder, from 90 degrees to center
1.5
Dipperstick cylinder, extend
4.1
Dipperstick cylinder, retract
3.4
Bucket cylinder, extend
3.1
Bucket cylinder, retract
2.4
Stabilizer cylinder, max. height to ground
2.9
Stabilizer cylinder, ground to max. height
2.3
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SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BACKHOE
Hydraulic cylinders
Boom
cm (in.)
Dipperstick
cm (in.)
Bucket
cm (in.)
Stabilizer
cm (in.)
Swing
cm (in.)
Rod diameter
3.0 (1.18)
2.5 (0.98)
2.5 (0.98)
2.5 (0.98)
3.0 (1.18)
Cylinder bore
6.5 (2.56)
6.0 (2.36)
5.0 (1.97)
6.0 (2.36)
6.0 (2.36)
Width
cm (in.)
SAE truck
Capacity
m (cu-ft)
SAE Heaped
Capacity
m (cu-ft)
Number
of
Teeth
Weight
kg (lbs)
Trenching 8"
20.3 (8)
0.009 (0.317)
0.011 (0.388)
2
10 (22)
Trenching 12"
30.5 (12)
0.014 (0.494)
0.020 (0.706)
3
13 (29)
Bucket Sizes
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BACKHOE
BLift Capacity (Per SAE J31)
Lift capacities shown are 87% of maximum lift force, according to SAE definition.
m
(ft)
2.4
(8)
192(423)
212(467)
1.8
(6)
215(474)
1.2
(4)
209(461)
0.6
(2)
m
(ft)
203(448)
0.6
(2)
201(443)
1.2
(4)
214(472)
1.8
(6) m
262(578)
(ft)
RATED LIFT CAPACITY(OVER END)-kg(lbs)
1HNAAACAP002A
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SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BACKHOE
BACKHOE TERMINOLOGY
(1) Backhoe bucket
(2) Bucket teeth
(3) Bucket link
(4) Bucket cylinder
(5) Dipperstick
(6) Dipperstick cylinder
(7) Boom
(8) Boom cylinder
(9) Swing frame
(10) Main frame
(11) Swing cylinder
(12) Stabilizer
(13) Stabilizer pad
(14) Stabilizer cylinder
(15) Joystick control
(16) Stabilizer control
(17) Swing lock pin
(18) Boom lock pin
IMPLEMENT LIMITATIONS
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IMPLEMENT LIMITATIONS
The KUBOTA Tractor has been thoroughly tested for proper performance with implements sold or approved by KUBOTA.
Use with implements which are not sold or approved by KUBOTA and which exceed the maximum specifications listed
below, or which are otherwise unfit for use with the KUBOTA Tractor may result in malfunctions or failures of the tractor,
damage to other property and injury to the operator or others. [Any malfunctions or failures of the tractor resulting from use
with improper implements are not covered by the warranty.]
Tread (max. width)
BX25DLB
Front
Rear
Lower link end max.
lifting weight
W
910 mm (35.8 in.)
820 mm (32.2 in.)
550 kg (1210 lbs.)
Actual figures
BX25DLB
Implement weight W
and / or size
Max. Hitch
Load W
Trailer loading weight
W
Max. capacity
As in the following list
(Shown on the next page)
250 kg (550 lbs.)
800 kg (1765 lbs.)
Lower link end max. lifting weight........The max. allowable load which can be put on the lower link end : W
Implement weight....................................The implement's weight which can be put on the lower link : W
Max. hitch load........................................W
Trailer loading weight .............................The max. loading weight for trailer (without trailer's weight) : W
A Implement size may vary depending on soil operating conditions.
A Strictly follow the instructions outlined in the operator’s manual of the mounted or trailed machinery or trailer, and do
not operate the combination tractor - machine or tractor - trailer unless all instructions have been followed.
A Forestry Application
Following hazards exist;
(a) toppling trees, primarily in case a rear-mounted tree grab-crane is mounted at the rear of the tractor;
(b) penetrating objects in the operator’s enclosure, primarily in case a winch is mounted at the rear of the tractor.
Optional equipments such as OPS (Operator Protective Structure), FOPS (Falling Object Protective Structure), etc. to
deal with these hazards and other related hazards are not available for this tractor. Without such optional equipment
use is limited to tractor specific applications like transport and stationary work.
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IMPLEMENT LIMITATIONS
Implement
Backhoe *1
Front-end loader *2
Remarks
Max. Digging Depth
mm(ft)
Max. Weight
kg(lbs.)
Max. lifting capacity
kg(lbs.)
(Bucket pivot pin, max. height) *3
Max. width
cm(in.)
Sub frame
BX25DLB
1840 (6)
262 (578) w/o Bucket
340 (750)
122 (48)
Necessary
Max. cutting width
Max. weight
Max. cutting width
cm(in.)
kg(lbs.)
cm(in.)
152 (60)
115 (254)
107 (42)
Bottom plow
Disc plow
Max. weight
Max. cutting width
Max. weight
Max. cutting width
Max. cutting width
Max. tilling width
Max. weight
Max. size
Max. size
kg(lbs.)
cm(in.)
kg(lbs.)
cm(in.)
cm(in.)
cm(in.)
kg(lbs.)
in.
in.
Cultivator
Max. size
cm(in.)
Disc harrow
Max. harrowing width
Max. weight
cm(in.)
kg(lbs.)
Sprayer
Max. tank capacity
140 (309)
152 (60)
140 (309)
107 (42)
122 (48)
107 (42)
170 (375)
14 x 1
22 x 1
122 (48)
1 Row
137 (54)
140 (309)
150 (40)
152 (60)
Necessary
152 (60)
160 (353)
122 (48)
170 (375)
127 (50)
160 (353)
Necessary
114 (45)
119 (47)
800 (1765) *4
1100 (2425)
Mid-mount
Mower
Rotary-Cutter
(1 Blade)
Rear-mount
(2 or 3 Blade)
Flail-mower
Sickle bar
Rotary tiller
Front blade
Rear blade
Box blade
Snow blower (Front)
Post hole digger
Rotary broom
Trailer
Max. cutting width
Sub frame
Max. cutting width
Max. weight
Max. cutting width
Max. weight
Max. working width
Max. weight
Sub frame
Digging depth
Cleaning width
Max. load capacity
Max. weight
L(U.S.gals.)
cm(in.)
cm(in.)
kg(lbs.)
cm(in.)
kg(lbs.)
cm(in.)
kg(lbs.)
cm(in.)
cm(in.)
kg(lbs.)
kg(lbs.)
*1 KUBOTA provides BT602 Backhoe for BX25DLB.
No other Backhoe installed by 3-point hitch is permitted for BX25DLB.
*2 KUBOTA provides LA240A Front-end Loader for BX25DLB.
*3 The value contains the weight of KUBOTA standard bucket.
*4 Reduce speed and trailer loads when operating in slippery conditions or when operating on slopes and utilize front wheel
drive.
A Implement size may vary depending on soil operating conditions.
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
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INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
B Instrument Panel, Switches and Hand Controls
ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS
(1) Easy Checker(TM)............................................... 23,36
(2) Tachometer..........................................................
37
(3) Hazard light switch................................................
31
(4) Turn signal light switch..........................................
31
(5) Head light switch...................................................
31
(6) Fuel gauge...........................................................
36
(7) Coolant temperature gauge..................................
36
(8) Hourmeter............................................................
37
(9) Key switch............................................................
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INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
B Foot and Hand Controls
ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS
(1) Brake pedal......................................................................... 23,31,33,37
(2) Parking brake lock pedal..................................................... 23,31,33,37
(3) 3-Point hitch lowering speed knob.......................................
48
(4) Cutting height control dial....................................................
51
(5) PTO select lever..................................................................
42
(6) PTO clutch lever..................................................................
23,43
(7) Differential lock pedal..........................................................
38
(8) Speed set rod .....................................................................
34
(9) Hand throttle lever..............................................................
23,33
(10) Loader control lever..........................................................
57,58
(11) Lock lever..........................................................................
23,62
(12) Speed control pedal..........................................................
23,34
(13) Hydraulic control lever.......................................................
23,48,51
(14) Front wheel drive lever......................................................
33
(15) Range gear shift lever (Hi-Lo)............................................
23,32
(16) Operator's seat..................................................................
30
(17) Seat belt............................................................................
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PRE-OPERATION CHECK OF THE TRACTOR
PRE-OPERATION CHECK OF THE TRACTOR
DAILY CHECK
To prevent trouble from occurring, it is important to know
the condition of the tractor well. Check it before starting.
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to check and service the tractor on a
level surface with the engine shut off and the
parking brake "ON" and implement lowered to
the ground.
Check item
- Walk around inspection
- Check engine oil level
- Check transmission oil level
- Check coolant level
- Clean grill and radiator screen
- Check air cleaner evacuator valve
(When used in a dusty place)
- Check brake pedal
- Check indicators, gauges and meter
- Check lights
- Check wire harness
- Check seat belt and ROPS
- Check movable parts
- Refuel
(See "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE OF
THE TRACTOR" section.)
- Care of danger, warning and caution labels
(See "DANGER, WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS"
in "SAFE OPERATION" section.)
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PRE-OPERATION CHECK OF THE LOADER
PRE-OPERATION CHECK OF THE LOADER
LUBRICATION
Lubricate all grease fittings with SAE multipurpose
grease, including the control arm.
TIRE INFLATION
Insure that the tractor tires are properly inflated.
See "TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST" section.
TEST OPERATION
TRANSMISSION FLUID
Check tractor transmission fluid level. Add fluid if
necessary. Refer to the tractor's Operator's Manual for
instructions and proper fluid. Repeat this check after
purging air from the system. At that time, it will be
necessary to add transmission fluid.
A To check tractor transmission fluid level, lower the
bucket to the ground and lower the 3 point hitch.
To avoid serious personal injury:
A Keep engine speed at low idle during the test
operation.
A Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure can
have sufficient force to penetrate skin, causing
serious personal injury.
Before disconnecting lines, be sure to relieve
all pressure.
Before applying pressure to system, be sure all
connections are tight and that lines, tubes and
hoses are not damaged.
Fluid escaping from a very small hole can be
almost invisible. Use a piece of cardboard or
wood, rather than hands to search for
suspected leaks.
If injured by escaping fluid, see a doctor at
once. Serious infection or allergic reaction will
develop if proper medical treatment is not
administered immediately.
REAR BALLAST
To avoid serious injury:
A For tractor stability and operator's safety, rear
ballast should be added to the rear of the
tractor in the form of 3-point counter weight
and rear wheel ballast. The amount of rear
ballast will depend on the application.
Implement as Counter Weight
Backhoe
Approx. 262 kg (578 lbs.)
Box Blade
Rear Blade
Rotary Tiller
Approx. 190 kg (420 lbs.)
Ballast Box
BLiquid Ballast in Rear Tires
See "TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST" section.
A When the lever is at each corner position marked by
asterisk (*), boom and bucket cylinders work at the
same time. However, the blank position (Raise & Roll
back) is not recommended for scooping because of
insufficient lift force.
PRE-OPERATION CHECK OF THE LOADER
To begin test operation, slightly move the control lever
from "N" position. Slowly raise the loader boom just
enough for the bucket to clear the ground when fully
dumped. Slowly work through the dump and roll back
cycles.
A If the boom or bucket does not work in the directions
indicated on the label, lower the bucket to the ground,
stop the engine, and relieve all hydraulic pressure.
Recheck and correct all hydraulic connections.
This control valve has 2 stage dump positions. The first
"Regenerative" dump position, activated by moving the
lever to the right, features high speed for efficient normal
loader operations.
The second "Regular" dump position, activated by moving
the lever further to the right, features increased power.
This second position should be used when operating
implements other than the loader with this control valve.
These 2 positions are separated by a "Feel" position for
your convenience.
REMOVING AIR FROM HYDRAULIC
SYSTEM
Repeat raising and lowering the boom and bucket
operations until all the air is removed from the system and
the system responds properly.
A Do not move the control lever into float position when
the bucket is off the ground.
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PRE-OPERATION CHECK OF THE BACKHOE
PRE-OPERATION CHECK OF THE BACKHOE
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS
Prior to starting the engine, make pre-operation checks
according to "MAINTENANCE OF THE BACKHOE"
section.
To avoid personal injury:
A Read " SAFE OPERATION " section in the front
of this manual.
A Read the warning and caution labels located on
the backhoe.
A Make sure the swing lock pin is set before
entering or exiting the backhoe operator area.
BSeat Belt
To avoid personal injury:
A Always use the seat belt when the ROPS is
installed.
Do not use the seat belt if a foldable ROPS is
down or there is no ROPS.
Adjust the seat belt for proper fit and connect to the
buckle. The seat belt is auto-locking retractable type.
BALLAST
PRE-OPERATING INSTRUCTION
OPERATOR'S SEAT
Operator's seat for the BX25DLB tractor can be used to
operate loader and backhoe. See "OPERATING THE
TRACTOR" section for the detail to turn the seat around
for backhoe operation. When operating backhoe, the seat
belt should be used.
To avoid serious personal injury or death:
A Never remove loader to ensure tractor stability
at all times.
A Do not add liquid ballast or any other weights to the
front tires.
A While BT602 backhoe is installed on the tractor, liquid
ballast in the rear tires should be removed.
TIRE INFLATION
Insure that the tractor tires are properly inflated.
See "TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST" section.
(1) Operator's seat (backhoe position)
OPERATING THE ENGINE
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OPERATING THE ENGINE
To avoid personal injury:
A Read "SAFE OPERATION" in the front of this
manual.
A Read the danger, warning and caution labels
located on the tractor.
A To avoid the danger of exhaust fume
poisoning, do not operate the engine in a
closed building without proper ventilation.
A Never start engine while standing on ground.
Start engine only from operator's seat.
A Make it a rule to set all shift levers to
"NEUTRAL" positions and to place PTO lever in
"OFF" position before starting the engine.
A It is recommended that the operator practice engaging
and disengaging the parking brake on a flat surface
without the engine running before operating the tractor
for the first time.
2. Place the PTO clutch lever in "OFF"
position.
3. Place the speed set rod in "OFF"
position.
Place the speed control pedal in
"NEUTRAL" position.
Place the range gear shift lever (Hi-Lo)
in "NEUTRAL" position.
A Do not use starting fluid or ether.
A To protect the battery and the starter, make sure that
the starter is not continuously turned for more than 30
seconds.
STARTING THE ENGINE
1. Make sure the parking brake is set.
1. To set the parking brake;
(1) Depress the brake pedal.
(2) Latch the brake pedal on pushing and holding the
parking brake lock pedal then releasing pressure
on the brake pedal.
2. To release the parking brake, depress the brake pedal
again.
(1) Speed set rod
"ON"
"OFF"
(2) Speed control pedal
(3) Range gear shift lever
(Hi-Lo)
(4) PTO clutch lever
(1) Brake pedal
(2) Parking brake lock pedal
(A) "DEPRESS"
(B) "PUSH DOWN (2)
WHILE DEPRESSING (1)"
"Hi"
(N) "NEUTRAL"
"Lo"
"ON"
"OFF"
A The speed control pedal automatically return to
"NEUTRAL" when the operator's foot is released from
the pedal.
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OPERATING THE ENGINE
4. Lock the loader control
"NEUTRAL" position.
lever
in
6. Set the throttle lever to about 1/2 way.
(1) Hand throttle lever
(1) Loader control lever
(2) Lock lever
(A) "LOCK"
5. Move the hydraulic control lever
forward. (With the implement in place.)
"INCREASE"
"DECREASE"
7. Insert the key into the key switch and
turn it "ON".
To lower implement, move the hydraulic control lever
forward.
Check that implement is down at lowest position.
"OFF"
"ON"
(1) Hydraulic control lever
(A) "DOWN"
"PREHEAT"
"START"
OPERATING THE ENGINE
C Check Easy Checker(TM) Lamps:
1. When the key is turned "ON", lamps (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
only should come on. If trouble should occur at any
location while the engine is running, the warning lamp
corresponding to that location comes on.
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A Because of safety devices, the engine will not start
except when the speed control pedal is in "NEUTRAL"
position and the PTO clutch lever is in "OFF" position
respectively.
BCold Weather Starting
When the ambient temperature is below -5 (23 ) and
the engine is very cold. If the engine fails to start after 10
seconds, turn off the key for 30 seconds. Then repeat
steps 8 and 9. To protect the battery and the starter, make
sure that the starter is not continuously turned for more
than 30 seconds.
BBlock Heater (Option)
A block heater is available as an option from your dealer.
It will assist you in starting your tractor when the ambient
temperature is below -15 (5 ).
10. Check to see that all the lamps on the
Easy Checker(TM) are "OFF".
(1) Turn signal/Hazard light indicator
(2) Preheat
(3) Electrical charge
(4) Engine oil pressure
(5) Coolant temperature indicator
(6) Low fuel indicator
(7) Key switch
If the lamp is still "ON", immediately stop the engine and
determine the cause.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
A Daily checks with the Easy Checker(TM) only, are not
sufficient. Never fail to conduct daily checks carefully
by referring to Daily Check section.
(See "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE OF
THE TRACTOR" section.)
8. Turn the key to "PREHEAT" position
and hold it for about 2 to 3 seconds.
For the appropriate preheating time, refer to the table
below:
Temperature
Over 0 (32 )
-5 to 0 (23 to 32 )
-15 to -5 (5 to 23 )
Preheating Time
2 to 3 sec.
5 sec.
10 sec.
A Glow plug indicator (2) comes on while engine is being
preheated.
9. Turn the key to "START" position and
release it when the engine starts.
1. After slowing the engine to idle, turn the
key to "OFF".
2. Remove the key.
A If key does not stop the engine, consult your local
KUBOTA Dealer.
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OPERATING THE ENGINE
WARMING UP
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to set the parking brake during warmup.
A Be sure to set all shift levers to "NEUTRAL"
positions and to place PTO lever in "OFF"
position during warm-up.
For 5 minutes after engine start-up, allow engine to warm
up without applying any load, this is to allow oil to reach
every engine part. If load should be applied to the engine
without this warm-up period, trouble such as seizure,
breakage or premature wear may develop.
BWarm-up and Transmission Oil in the Low
Temperature Range
Hydraulic oil serves as transmission fluid. In cold weather,
the oil may be cold with increased viscosity. This can
cause delayed oil circulation or abnormally low hydraulic
pressure for some time after engine start-up. This in turn
can result in premature wear in the hydraulic system or
malfunctions such as resistance in the speed control
pedal and difficulty engaging the range gear shift lever. To
prevent the above, observe the following instructions:
Warm up the engine at about 50% of rated rpm according
to the table below:
Ambient temperature
When jump starting engine, follow the instructions below
to safely start the engine.
1. Bring helper vehicle with a battery of the same voltage
as disabled tractor within easy cable reach. "THE
VEHICLES MUST NOT TOUCH".
2. Engage the parking brakes of both vehicles and put
the shift levers in "NEUTRAL". Shut both engines off.
3. Put on safety goggles and rubber gloves.
4. Take the dead battery out and put it on the step.
5. Ensure the vent caps are securely in place. (if
equipped)
6. Attach the red clamp to the positive (red, (+) or pos.)
terminal of the dead battery and clamp the other end
of the same cable to the positive (red, (+) or pos.)
terminal of the helper battery.
7. Clamp the other cable to the negative (black, (-) or
neg.) terminal of the helper battery.
8. Clamp the other end to the engine block or frame of
the disabled tractor as far from the dead battery as
possible.
9. Start the helper vehicle and let its engine run for a few
moments. Start the disabled tractor.
10. Disconnect the jumper cables in the exact reverse
order of attachment. (Steps 8, 7 and 6).
11. Put the battery back and fix it.
Warm-up time requirement
Above 0
(32 )
At least 5 minutes
-10 to 0
(14 to 32 )
5 to 10 minutes
-20 to -10
(-4 to 14 )
10 to 15 minutes
Below -20
(-4 )
More than 15 minutes
A Do not operate the tractor under full load condition until
it is sufficiently warmed up.
JUMP STARTING
To avoid personal injury:
A Battery gases can explode. Keep cigarettes,
sparks, and flames away from battery.
A If tractor battery is frozen, do not jump start
engine.
A Do not connect other end of negative (-) jumper
cable to negative (-) terminal of tractor battery.
A When carrying on the following steps 4 and 11,
do not allow the positive (+) terminal of the
battery to touch other parts.
(1) Dead battery
(2) Jumper cables
(3) Engine block or frame
(4) Helper battery
A This machine has a 12volt negative (-) ground starting
system.
A Use only same voltage for jump starting.
A Use of a higher voltage source on tractors electrical
system could result in severe damage to tractors
electrical system.
Use only matching voltage source when "Jump
starting" a low or dead battery condition.
OPERATING THE TRACTOR
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OPERATING THE TRACTOR
OPERATING NEW TRACTOR
How a new tractor is handled and maintained determines
the life of the tractor.
A new tractor just off the factory production line has been,
of course, tested, but the various parts are not broken in,
so care should be taken to operate the tractor for the first
50 hours at a slower speed and avoid excessive work or
operation until the various parts become "broken-in." The
manner in which the tractor is handled during the
"breaking-in" period greatly affects the life of your tractor.
Therefore, to obtain the maximum performance and the
longest life of the tractor, it is very important to properly
break-in your tractor. In handling a new tractor, the
following precautions should be observed.
BDo not Operate the Tractor at Full Speed
for the First 50 Hours.
A Do not start quickly nor apply the brakes suddenly.
A In winter, operate the tractor after fully warming up the
engine.
A Do not run the engine at speeds faster than
necessary.
A On rough roads, slow down to suitable speeds.
Do not operate the tractor at fast speed.
The above precautions are not limited only to new
tractors, but to all tractors. But it should be especially
observed in the case of new tractors.
BOARDING AND LEAVING THE TRACTOR
1. Never try to get on or off a moving tractor or jump off
the tractor to exit.
2. Face the tractor when getting into or out of the tractor.
Do not use the controls as hand holds to prevent
inadvertent machine movements.
3. Always keep steps and floor clean to avoid slippery
conditions.
OPERATING FOLDABLE ROPS
To avoid personal injury:
A When raising or folding the ROPS, apply
parking brake, stop the engine and remove the
key.
Always perform function from a stable position
at the rear of tractor.
A Fold the ROPS down only when absolutely
necessary and fold it up and lock it again as
soon as possible.
A Before proceeding to fold ROPS, check for any
possible
interference
with
installed
implements and attachments.
If interference occurs, contact your KUBOTA
Dealer.
BTo Fold the ROPS
1. Loosen the holding knob bolts.
BChanging Lubricating Oil for New Tractors
The lubricating oil is especially important in the case of a
new tractor. The various parts are not "broken-in" and are
not accustomed to each other; small metal grit may
develop during the operation of the tractor; and this may
wear out or damage the parts. Therefore, care should be
taken to change the lubricating oil a little earlier than
would ordinarily be required.
For further details of change interval hours, See
"MAINTENANCE OF THE TRACTOR" section.
(1) Holding Knob bolts
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2. Remove both set pins.
4. Align set pin holes and insert both set pins and secure
them with the hair pins.
To avoid personal injury:
A Make sure that both set pins are properly
installed and secured with the hair pins.
(1) Set pins
(2) Hair pins
3. Fold the ROPS.
To avoid personal injury:
A Hold the ROPS tightly with both hands and fold
the ROPS slowly and carefully.
(1) Set pins
(2) Hair pins
A Take care not to bump the ROPS against the rod of
backhoe cylinder when folding the ROPS.
BTo Raise the ROPS to Upright Position
1. Remove both hair pins and set pins.
(1) ROPS
(1) Set pins
(2) Hair pins
2. Raise ROPS to the upright position.
To avoid personal injury:
A Hold the ROPS tightly with both hands and
raise the ROPS slowly and carefully.
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3. Align set pin holes, insert both set pins. Secure them
with the hair pins.
To avoid personal injury:
A Make sure that both set pins are properly
installed as soon as the ROPS is in the upright
position and secured with the hair pins.
BAdjustment of Foldable ROPS
A Adjust free fall of the ROPS upper frame regularly.
A If you feel less friction in folding the ROPS, tighten the
nut (1) until you feel the right friction in the movement.
(1) Nut
(1) Set pins
(2) Hair pins
4. Tighten the holding knob bolts.
(1) Holding knob bolts
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STARTING
BOperator's Seat
1. Adjust the operator's position and
engage the seat belt.
A The seat and suspension should be adjusted to
ensure that the controls are comfortably at hand for the
operator, ensuring that the operator maintains a good
posture.
(A) "TRACTOR DRIVING POSITION"
(B) "BACKHOE POSITION"
To avoid personal injury or death:
A Make adjustments to the seat only while the
tractor is stopped.
A Make sure that the seat is completely secured
after each adjustment.
A Do not allow any person other than the
operator to ride on the tractor.
(1) Seat
(2) Position adjust lever
(3) Backrest tilt adjust lever
(4) Arm rest
(5) Seat belt
(A) "PULL UP"
(B) "PULL"
C Travel adjustment
Pull up the position adjust lever and slide the seat
backward or forward, as required. The seat will lock in
position when the lever is released.
C Tilt adjustment
Pull the backrest tilt adjust lever and tilt the backrest to the
desired position.
A After adjusting the operator's seat, be sure to check
that the seat is properly locked.
A Be sure the operator's seat is out of contact with the
top link.
A See "REVERSING THE SEAT" section when using
seat in backhoe position.
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BSeat Belt
To avoid personal injury:
A Always use the seat belt when the ROPS is
installed.
Do not use the seat belt if a foldable ROPS is
down or there is no ROPS.
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BTurn Signal Light Switch
To indicate a right turn, turn the switch clockwise.
To indicate a left turn, turn the switch counter-clockwise.
When the left or right turn signal is activated in
combination with the hazard lights, the indicated turning
light will flash and the other will stay on.
A Be sure to return switch to center position after turning.
Adjust the seat belt for proper fit and connect to the
buckle. The seat belt is auto-locking retractable type.
(1) Seat belt
2. Select Light Switch Positions.
BHead Light Switch
(A) ...... Head lights "ON".
(B) ...... Head lights "OFF".
(1) Hazard light switch
(2) Head light switch
(3) Turn signal light switch
(A) "ON"
(B) "OFF"
(C) "RIGHT TURN"
(D) "LEFT TURN"
3. Check the Brake Pedal.
BBrake Pedal
Make sure to latch the brake pedal with the parking brake
lock pedal. Use both right and left feet for the procedure.
BHazard Light Switch
When hazard light switch is turned counter-clockwise, the
hazard lights flash along with the indicator on the
instrument panel. Turn the switch clockwise to turn off the
light.
(A) ...... Hazard lights "ON".
(B) ...... Hazard lights "OFF".
To avoid personal injury:
A An accident may occur if the tractor is
suddenly braked, such as by heavy towed
loads shifting forward or loss of control.
A The braking characteristics are different
between 2 and 4-wheel drive. Be aware of the
difference and use carefully.
A When driving on icy, wet or loose surfaces,
make sure the tractor is correctly ballasted to
avoid skidding and loss of steering control.
Operate at reduced speed.
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6. Select the Travel Speed.
BRange Gear Shift Lever (Hi-Lo)
The range gear shift can only be shifted when tractor is
completely stopped.
To avoid personal injury:
A Make sure the range shift lever is fully engaged
into "H" or "L" position before climbing or
descending a slope.
(1) Brake pedal
(2) Parking brake lock pedal
(A) "DEPRESS"
(B) "PUSH DOWN (2)
WHILE DEPRESSING (1)"
4. Start the engine.
5. Raise the Implement.
(see "HYDRAULIC UNIT" section.)
Move the hydraulic control lever rearward.
(1) Hydraulic control lever
Do not force the range gear shift lever.
A If it is difficult to shift the range shift lever into
"NEUTRAL" position;
(1) Depress the brake pedal firmly for several
seconds.
(2) Without reducing the brake pedal force, shift the
range shift lever.
A If it is difficult to shift the range shift lever into "L" or "H"
from "NEUTRAL" position;
(1) Slightly depress the speed control pedal to rotate
the gears inside of transmission.
(2) Release the speed control pedal to "NEUTRAL"
position.
(3) Shift the range shift lever.
A To avoid damage of transmission, stop tractor before
shifting between ranges.
"RAISED"
(N) "NEUTRAL POSITION"
"LOWERED"
(1) Range gear shift lever
(Hi-Lo)
"HIGH"
(N) "NEUTRAL POSITION"
"LOW"
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BFront Wheel Drive Lever
To avoid personal injury:
A Do not engage the front wheel drive when
traveling at road speed.
A When driving on icy, wet or loose surfaces,
make sure the tractor is correctly ballasted to
avoid skidding and loss of steering control.
Operate at reduced speed and engage front
wheel drive.
A An accident may occur if the tractor is
suddenly braked, such as by heavy towed
loads shifting forward or loss of control.
A The braking characteristics are different
between 2 and 4-wheel drive. Be aware of the
difference and use carefully.
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C Front wheel drive is effective for the following
jobs:
1. When greater pulling force is needed, such as working
in a wet field, when pulling a trailer, or when working
with a front-end loader.
2. When working in sandy soil.
3. When working on a hard soil where a rotary tiller might
push the tractor forward.
4. Additional braking at reduced speeds.
7. Accelerate the Engine.
BHand Throttle Lever
Pulling the throttle lever back increases engine speed,
and pushing it forward decreases engine speed.
Use the lever to engage the front wheels with the tractor
stopped. Shift the lever to "ON" to engage the front wheel
drive.
(1) Hand Throttle lever
"INCREASE"
"DECREASE"
8. Unlock the Parking Brake.
(1) Front wheel drive lever
"ON"
"OFF"
BParking Brake Pedal
To release the parking brake, depress the brake pedal
again.
A To avoid damage of transmission, when front wheel
drive lever is not smoothly shifted, slightly step forward
or rearward on speed control pedal.
A Tires will wear quickly if front wheel drive is engaged
on paved roads.
(1) Brake pedal
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9. Depress the Speed Control Pedal.
BSpeed Control Pedal
To avoid personal injury:
A Do not operate if tractor moves on level ground
with foot off Speed Control Pedal.
Forward Pedal
Depress the forward pedal with the toe of your right foot to
move forward.
Reverse Pedal
Depress the reverse pedal with the heel of your right foot
to move backward.
BSpeed Set Device
The Speed Set Device is designed for tractor operating
efficiency and operator's comfort. This device will provide
a constant forward operating speed by mechanically
holding the speed control pedal at a selected position.
C To engage Speed Set Device
1. Accelerate speed to desired level using Speed Control
Pedal.
2. Push and hold the speed set rod downward to "ON"
position.
3. Release Speed Control Pedal.
4. Release the speed set rod and desired speed will be
maintained.
C To disengage Speed Set Device
A Depress the brake pedal.
A If you step on the pedal on the forward acceleration
side, the speed set device will disengage.
A Speed set device will not operate in reverse.
A To prevent the damage of speed set device, do not
depress the reverse pedal when the speed set device
is engaged.
(1) Speed control pedal
(A) "FORWARD"
(B) "REVERSE"
(2) Stopper bolts
A To prevent serious damage to the HST, do not adjust
the stopper bolts.
A When you stand up from the seat with the speed
control pedal stepped on, the engine will stop
regardless of whether the machine is moving or not.
This is because the tractor is equipped with Operator
Presence Control system (OPC).
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STOPPING
BStopping
1. Slow the engine down.
2. Step on the brake pedal.
3. After the tractor has stopped, disengage the PTO,
lower the implement to the ground, shift the range gear
shift lever to "NEUTRAL" and set the parking brake.
CHECK DURING DRIVING
BImmediately Stop the Engine if:
A The engine suddenly slows down or accelerates,
A Unusual noises suddenly are heard,
A Exhaust fumes suddenly become very dark,
While driving, make the following checks to see that all the
parts are functioning normally.
(1) Speed control pedal
(2) Speed set rod
"ON"
"OFF"
(1) Easy checker(TM)
(2) Fuel gauge
(3) Coolant temperature gauge
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BEasy Checker(TM)
If the warning lamps in the Easy Checker(TM) come on
during operation, immediately stop the engine, and find
the cause as shown below.
Never operate the tractor while Easy Checker(TM) lamp is
"ON".
Engine oil pressure
If the oil pressure in the engine goes below the
prescribed level, the warning lamp in the Easy
Checker(TM) will come on.
If this should happen during operation, and it does
not go off when the engine is accelerated to more
than 1000 rpm, check level of engine oil.
(See "Checking Engine Oil Level" in "DAILY CHECK"
in "PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR"
section.)
(1) Fuel gauge
(A) "EMPTY"
(B) "FULL"
(K1) Blinking segment
BCoolant Temperature Gauge
Electrical charge
If the alternator is not charging the battery, the
indicator in the Easy Checker(TM) will come on.
If this should happen during operation, check the
electrical charging system or consult your local
KUBOTA Dealer.
A For checking and servicing of your tractor, consult
your local KUBOTA Dealer for instructions.
BFuel Gauge
When the key switch is "ON", the fuel gauge indicates the
fuel level.
It's for the check if the gauge is working.
When the fuel is close to empty level, the low fuel indicator
of the Easy Checker(TM) comes on and the segment K1
of the fuel gauge starts blinking at 1-second intervals.
Be careful not to empty the fuel tank. Otherwise air may
enter the fuel system.
Should this happen, the system should be bled. (See
"Bleeding Fuel System" in "SERVICE AS REQUIRED" in
"PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR" section.)
To avoid personal injury:
A Do not remove radiator cap until coolant
temperature is well below its boiling point.
Then loosen cap slightly to the stop to relieve
any pressure before removing cap completely.
Overheat indication:
1. When the coolant temperature stays at 125 C (257 F)
for 5 seconds, the indicator on the Easy Checker(TM)
comes on.
2. When the coolant temperature stays above 130 C
(266 F) for 5 seconds, the indicator remains on and all
segments of the coolant temperature gauge start
blinking at 1-second intervals.
3. When the coolant temperature stays below 120 C
(248 F) for 5 seconds, the indicator turns off.
If the coolant temperature indicator on the Easy
Checker(TM) comes on:
1. Place the PTO clutch lever in "OFF" (DISENGAGE)
position.
2. Move the machine to the level surface, and apply the
parking brake.
3. Place the throttle lever in the engine idle position, and
let the engine run for a few minutes.
4. Check the Cooling System, after it has sufficient time
to cool down.
Check the following items:
1. Shortage or leakage of the coolant.
2. Foreign matter on the radiator net or dust and dirt
between the radiator fins.
3. Looseness of fan belt.
4. Blockage in the radiator tube.
(See "PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR"
section.)
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PARKING
BParking
To avoid personal injury or death:
BEFORE DISMOUNTING TRACTOR
A ALWAYS SET PARKING BRAKE AND LOWER
ALL IMPLEMENTS TO THE GROUND.
Leaving transmission in gear with the engine
stopped will not prevent the tractor from
accidental rolling.
A STOP THE ENGINE AND REMOVE THE KEY.
(1) Coolant temperature gauge
BHourmeter/Tachometer
The hourmeter indicates in 6 digits the hours the tractor
has been used; the last digit indicates 1/10 of an hour.
When the key is turned "ON", the tachometer should
indicate 4000 engine revolutions per minute (rpm) for just
a moment.
When the key switch is "ON" and the engine is "ON", the
tachometer indicates the engine revolution per minute.
1. When parking, be sure to set the parking brake.
To set the parking brake;
(1) Depress the brake pedal.
(2) Latch the brake pedal with the parking brake lock
pedal.
(1) Brake pedal
(2) Parking brake lock pedal
(1) Hourmeter
(2) Tachometer
(A) "DEPRESS"
(B) "PUSH DOWN (2)
WHILE DEPRESSING (1)"
2. Before getting off the tractor, disengage the PTO,
lower all implements to the ground, place all control
levers in their "NEUTRAL" positions, set the parking
brake, stop the engine and remove the key.
3. If it is necessary to park on an incline, be sure to chock
the wheels to prevent accidental rolling of the
machine.
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ACCESSORY
OPERATING TECHNIQUES
B12V Electric Outlet
BDifferential Lock
An auxiliary light or other devices may be connected to
this connector.
A Do not connect a light or other device that draws more
than 120 watts to this connector, or the battery may
discharge very rapidly or the outlet may fail.
A Do not use as a cigarette lighter.
A Do not use when wet.
To avoid personal injury due to loss of steering
control:
A Do not operate the tractor at high speed with
differential lock engaged.
A Do not attempt to turn with the differential lock
engaged.
A Be sure to release the differential lock before
making a turn in field conditions.
If one of the rear wheels should slip, step on the
differential lock pedal. Both wheels will then turn together,
reducing slippage.
Differential lock is maintained only while the pedal is
depressed.
(1) 12V electric outlet
BGlove Box
(1) Differential lock pedal
(A) Press to "ENGAGE"
(B) Release to "DISENGAGE"
A When using the differential lock, always slow the
engine down.
A To prevent damage to power train, do not engage
differential lock when one wheel is spinning and the
other is completely stopped.
A If the differential lock cannot be released in the above
manner, alternately press speed control pedal forward
and backward slightly.
(1) Glove box
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BOperating the Tractor on a Road
To avoid personal injury:
A When traveling on road with 3-point hitch
mounted implement attached, be sure to have
sufficient front weight on the tractor to
maintain steering ability.
Be sure SMV emblem and warning lamps are clean and
visible. If towed or rear-mounted equipment obstructs
these safety devices, install SMV emblem and warning
lamps on equipment.
Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for further details.
1. Loosen the knob nut and turn the bracket vertically
and fasten the knob nut.
2. Set SMV emblem.
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BOperating on a Slopes and Rough Terrain
To avoid personal injury:
A Always back up when going up a steep slope.
Driving forward could cause the tractor to tip
over backward. Stay off hills and slopes too
steep for safe operation.
A Avoid changing gears when climbing or
descending a slope.
A If operating on a slope, never disengage shift
levers to "NEUTRAL". Doing so could cause
loss of control.
A Do not drive the tractor close to the edges of
ditches or banks which may collapse under the
weight of the tractor. Especially when the
ground is loose or wet.
1. Slow down for slopes, rough ground, and sharp turns,
especially when transporting heavy, rear mounted
equipment.
2. Before descending a slope, be sure that the range
lever is in the low "
" so that speed can be
controlled without using brakes.
BTransport the Tractor Safely
(1) SMV emblem
(2) Bracket
(3) Knob nut
1. The tractor, if damaged, must be carried on a truck.
Secure the tractor tightly with ropes.
2. Follow the instruction below when towing the tractor:
Otherwise, the tractor’s powertrain may get damaged.
A Set the all shift levers to "NEUTRAL" position.
A If possible, start engine and select 2WD, if creep
speed is fitted ensure that it is disengaged.
A Tow the tractor using its front hitch or drawbar.
A Never tow faster than "10 km/h (6.2 mph)".
BDirections for Use of Power Steering
1. Power steering is activated only while the engine is
running. While the engine is stopped, the tractor
functions in the same manner as tractors without
power steering.
2. When the steering wheel is turned all the way to the
stop, the relief valve is activated. Do not hold the
steering wheel in this position for a long period of time.
3. Avoid turning the steering wheel while the tractor is
stopped, or tires may wear out sooner.
4. The power steering mechanism makes the steering
easier. Be careful when driving on a road at high
speeds.
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REVERSING THE SEAT
3. Raise the seat until the seat pin comes in to the detent
notch (see illustration).
(A) "TRACTOR DRIVING POSITION"
(B) "BACKHOE POSITION"
The seat is reversible for backhoe operation. Follow the
procedure below to turn the seat around.
1. Loosen the knob nut behind the ROPS and move the
bracket left as shown in the illustration.
(1) Seat pin
4. Turn the seat around rearward.
(1) Bracket
(A) "LEFT"
2. Pull the lever up as shown in the illustration to release
the seat lock.
(1) Seat lock lever
(A) "RELEASE"
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5. Push the seat backward, then the seat pin will come
out from detent notch.
Push the seat down until the lever is locked at the
backhoe position.
A If the seat pin does not come out from the detent
notch, apply grease in the notch.
6. After reversing the operator's seat, be sure to check to
see that the seat is properly locked.
A Turn the seat at detent position to avoid damage of
seat locking mechanism and hitting to the range gear
shift lever.
A See "Operator's Seat" section when using seat in
driving position.
7. For tractor driving position, pull the lever up, and follow
the reverse procedure mentioned above.
(1) Seat lock lever
(A) "RELEASE"
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PTO
PTO
PTO OPERATION
C Rear PTO
To use rear PTO, shift the PTO select lever to rear PTO
position and the PTO clutch lever to "ON" position.
To avoid personal injury:
A Before operation, be sure to select the position
of the PTO select lever (mid, mid/rear, rear).
To avoid personal injury:
A Disengage PTO, stop engine, and allow all
rotating components to come to a complete
stop before connecting, disconnecting,
adjusting, or cleaning any PTO driven
equipment.
A To avoid shock loads to the PTO, reduce engine
throttle from full to half speed by pushing up on engine
throttle when engaging the PTO, then open the throttle
to full.
A To avoid damage of transmission, when PTO select
lever is not smoothly shifted, slightly shift PTO clutch
lever.
C Mid-PTO
The Mid-PTO is available for KUBOTA approved
implements.
BPTO Select Lever
The tractor has a 540 rpm rear PTO speed and a 2500
rpm mid-PTO speed.
(1) Mid-PTO
(1) PTO select lever
(A) Mid-PTO position
(B) Mid-Rear-PTO position
(C) Rear-PTO position
C Mid-PTO
To use Mid-PTO, shift the PTO select lever to Mid-PTO
position and the PTO clutch lever to "ON" position.
C Mid-Rear PTO
To use mid and rear PTO at the same time, shift the PTO
select lever to mid-rear PTO position and the PTO clutch
lever to "ON" position.
PTO
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BPTO Clutch Lever
1. The PTO clutch lever engages or disengages the PTO
clutch which gives the PTO independent control.
2. Shift the lever to "ON" to engage the PTO clutch. Shift
the lever to "OFF" to disengage the PTO clutch.
(1) PTO shaft cover
(2) PTO shaft cap
(1) PTO clutch lever
"ON" "ENGAGE"
"OFF" "DISENGAGE"
(A) "NORMAL POSITION"
(B) "RAISED POSITION"
A The universal joint of the PTO drive shaft is technically
limited in its moving angle. Refer to the PTO Drive
Shaft Instructions for proper use.
BStationary PTO
A To avoid shock loads to the PTO, reduce engine
throttle from full to half speed by pushing up on engine
throttle when engaging the PTO, then re-engage the
engine to full.
A To avoid damage to PTO clutch and implement, shift
the PTO clutch lever slowly, when engaging the PTO
clutch. Do not keep the PTO clutch lever half way.
A Tractor engine will not start if the PTO clutch lever is in
the engaged "ON" position.
A When you stand up from the seat with the PTO clutch
lever at "ON" (Engaged) position, the engine will stop
regardless of the position of the PTO select lever.
This is because the tractor is equipped with Operator
Presence Control system (OPC).
To park the tractor and use the PTO system (for chipper
or pump, for example), start the PTO system in the
following steps.
1. Apply the parking brakes and place blocks at the tires.
2. Make sure all shift levers are at "NEUTRAL", and start
the engine.
3. Set the PTO clutch lever to engage "ON".
4. Set the engine speed to provide recommended rear
PTO speed.
5. Unlock the seat lock lever and stand up and raise the
seat.
BPTO Shaft Cover and Shaft Cap
Keep the PTO shaft cover in place at all times. Replace
the PTO shaft cap when the PTO is not in use. Before
connecting or disconnecting a drive shaft to PTO shaft, be
sure engine is "OFF" and raise up the PTO shaft cover.
Afterward be sure to return the PTO shaft cover to
"NORMAL POSITION".
(1) Seat lock lever
6. Turn the seat around rearward and lock the seat at
backhoe position. (See "REVERSING THE SEAT" in
"OPERATING THE TRACTOR" section.)
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PTO
BPTO Drive Shaft
(1) Inner and outer sliding profile tubes
(2) Journal cross assy
(3) Fitting yoke
(4) Safety guard (In, Out)
(5) Chain
1. When using a PTO drive shaft, read the operator's
manual of the implement before operating the
implement.
PTO drive shafts are designed for specific machines
and power requirement.
2. To adjust the length of the PTO drive shaft, refer to the
following instructions.
(1) To adjust the length, hold the half shafts next to
each other in the shortest working position and
mark them.
(2) Shorten inner and outer guard tubes equally.
(3) Shorten inner and outer sliding profiles tube by
the same length as the guard tubes.
(4) Round off all sharp edges and remove burrs.
Grease sliding profiles.
3. Ensure that the PTO drive shaft is securely connected
at both ends before operating.
3-POINT HITCH & DRAWBAR
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3-POINT HITCH & DRAWBAR
Use holder plate to hold lower link higher while mowing
with mid-mount mower only over uneven terrain.
(9) Holder plate
(1) Top link
(2) Lifting rod (Left)
(3) Check chains
(4) Turnbuckle
(5) Lower link
(6) Top link holder
(7) Lifting rod (Right)
(8) Drawbar
(9) Holder plate
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3-POINT HITCH & DRAWBAR
3-POINT HITCH
2. The proper length of the top link varies according to
the type of implement being used.
BAttaching and detaching implements
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key.
A Do not stand between tractor and implement
unless parking brake is applied.
A Before attaching or detaching implement,
locate the tractor and implement on a firm, flat
and level surface.
A Whenever an implement or other attachment is
connected to the tractor 3-point hitch, slowly
move the 3-point hitch through the full range of
operation and check for interference, binding
or PTO separation before operating the
machine.
A When not using the top link, make it the shortest length
and fix it to the top link holder.
BCheck Chains
Make sure that the check chains are installed in the
figures below.
Adjust the turnbuckle to control horizontal sway of the
implement.
After adjustment, retighten the lock nut.
BLifting Rod (Right)
To avoid personal injury from separation:
A Do not extend lift rod beyond the groove on the
threaded rod or it may separate. See the
illustration that is on the safety label part
K2581-6555-1.
Level a 3-point mounted implement from side to side by
turning the adjusting turnbuckle to shorten or lengthen the
adjustable lifting rod with the implement on the ground.
After adjustment, tighten the lock nut securely.
Do not extend lift rod beyond the groove on the threaded
rod when extending it.
(1) Turnbuckle
(2) Lock nut
HITCH
To avoid personal injury:
A Never pull from the top link, the rear axle or any
point above the hitch. Doing so could cause the
tractor to tip over rearward causing personal
injury or death.
(1) Adjusting turnbuckle
(2) Lock nut
(A) Groove
BTop Link
1. Adjust the angle of the implement to the desired
position by shortening or lengthening the top link.
(1) Hitch
3-POINT HITCH & DRAWBAR
BRemoving the 3-Point Hitch
When installing the backhoe, remove the 3-point hitch.
1. Remove the lynch pin and the top link pin. Then
remove the top link.
2. Remove the snap ring and the clevis pin. Then remove
the left and right lifting rod.
(1) Top link
(2) Clevis pin
(3) Snap ring
(4) Lifting rod (Left)
(5) Lower link
(6) Stopper pin
(7) Hair pin
(8) Check chain plate
(9) Top link pin
(10) Lynch pin
(11) Lifting rod (Right)
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3. Remove the hair pin and stopper pin. Then remove the
check chain plate and lower links.
BInstalling the 3-Point Hitch
1. Follow the reverse procedure mentioned above.
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HYDRAULIC UNIT
HYDRAULIC UNIT
3-POINT HITCH CONTROL SYSTEM
To avoid personal injury or death:
A Before using the 3-point hitch controls, ensure
that no person or object is in the area of the
implement or 3-point hitch. Do not stand on or
near the implement or between the implement
and tractor when operating the 3-point hitch
controls.
BHydraulic Control
Operating the hydraulic control lever actuates the
hydraulic lift arm, which controls the elevation of 3-point
hitch mounted implement.
To lower implement, move the hydraulic control lever
forward; to raise it, move the hydraulic control lever
rearward.
The positions (B) and (C) of the lever in contact with the
inner stopper enables you to control the valve with ease in
increments of approximately 6.4 mm (0.25 in.) at the lower
link end.
A If the 3-point hitch can not be raised by setting the
hydraulic control lever to the "UP" position after long
term storage or when changing the transmission oil,
follow these air bleeding procedures.
(1) Stop the engine.
(2) Set the hydraulic control lever to the down
position and start the engine.
(3) Operate the engine at low idle speed for at least
30 seconds to bleed air from the system.
A Do not operate until the engine is warmed up. If
operation is attempted when the engine is still cold, the
hydraulic system may be damaged.
A If noises are heard when implement is lifting after the
hydraulic control lever has been activated, the
hydraulic mechanism is not adjusted properly.
Unless corrected the unit will be damaged.
Contact your KUBOTA Dealer for adjustment.
B3-point Hitch Lowering Speed
To avoid personal injury:
A Fast lowering speed may cause damage or
injury. Lowering speed of implement should be
adjusted to 2 or more seconds.
The lowering speed of the 3-point hitch can be controlled
or locked in similar fashion to a water faucet, turn toward
(A) to increase, (B) to reduce and (C) firmly to the stop for
lock.
(1) Hydraulic control lever
(A) "DOWN"
(B) "SLOW DOWN"
(N) "NEUTRAL"
(C) "SLOW UP"
(D) "UP"
(1) 3-point hitch lowering speed knob (A) "FAST"
(B) "SLOW"
(C) "LOCK"
HYDRAULIC UNIT
AUXILIARY HYDRAULICS
On the tractor hydraulic outlet is provided.
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BHydraulic Outlet
It can be used with the BT602 Backhoe.
To avoid serious personal injury:
A Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure can
have sufficient force to penetrate skin, causing
serious personal injury.
Before disconnecting lines, be sure to relieve
all pressure.
Before applying pressure to system, be sure all
connections are tight and that lines, tubes and
hoses are not damaged.
Fluid escaping from a very small hole can be
almost invisible. Use a piece of cardboard or
wood, rather than hands to search for
suspected leaks.
If injured by escaping fluid, see a doctor at
once. Serious infection or allergic reaction will
develop if proper medical treatment is not
administered immediately.
When mounting the backhoe.
1. Disconnect the coupler.
(1) Coupler
2. Route the implement inlet, outlet, and power beyond
hose as shown in the illustration.
(A) To Backhoe (outlet)
(1) Inlet hose (backhoe)
Max. flow
(2) Outlet hose (backhoe)
14 L/min.
(3) Power beyond hose (backhoe)
(3.7 U.S.gals./min.)
(4) Outlet hose (tractor)
(B) From Backhoe (inlet)
(5) Return pipe (tractor)
(6) Power beyond pipe (tractor) (C) Return to tank
A For hydraulic outlet, be sure to use the control valve of
the "Power beyond type" (with relief valve) and third
line return to tank for the operation of hydraulic block.
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HYDRAULIC UNIT
INSTALLING MOWER
Do not attach nor operate the mower with the backhoe still
in place.
When installing the mower, remove the backhoe from the
tractor with following procedure.
To avoid serious personal injury:
A Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure can
have sufficient force to penetrate skin, causing
serious personal injury.
Before disconnecting lines, be sure to relieve
all pressure.
Before applying pressure to system, be sure all
connections are tight and that lines, tubes and
hoses are not damaged.
Fluid escaping from a very small hole can be
almost invisible. Use a piece of cardboard or
wood, rather than hands to search for
suspected leaks.
If injured by escaping fluid, see a doctor at
once. Serious infection or allergic reaction will
develop if proper medical treatment is not
administered immediately.
C
1.
2.
3.
4.
Disconnecting and connecting the hoses
Shut the engine off and set the parking brake.
Tilt the operator's seat forward.
Remove hydraulic pressure by moving the controls.
Disconnect the backhoe inlet hose, outlet hose and
power beyond hose.
(1) Inlet hose (backhoe)
(2) Outlet hose (backhoe)
(3) Power beyond hose (backhoe)
(4) Outlet hose (tractor)
5. Place the protective cap on the coupler of the backhoe
inlet hose, the coupler of the outlet hose, and power
beyond hose.
6. Connect the tractor outlet hose to the coupler of power
beyond pipe.
(1) Outlet hose (tractor)
(A) To be connected
(2) Power beyond pipe (tractor)
7. Place the protective cap on the nipple of the tractor
return pipe.
A When getting ready to use the backhoe after finishing
mowing, connect the hoses of the tractor and backhoe
in reverse order.
HYDRAULIC UNIT
MOWER LIFT LINKAGE SYSTEM
BCutting Height Control Dial
(1) Cutting height control dial
(2) Hydraulic control lever
(1) Mower rear link
When mounting the Mid-mount mower, turn the cutting
height control dial to the desired height.
For further details, refer to the operator's manual of
ROTARY MOWER RCK60B-23BX, RCK54P-23BX and
RCK54-23BX.
When operating the tractor without Mid-mount mower:
1. Move the hydraulic lever rearward to raise the mower
rear links to the highest position.
2. Set the cutting height control dial to "TOP" position.
If this is not done, damage of the mower rear link can
result.
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HYDRAULIC UNIT
BHydraulic Control Unit Use Reference Chart
In order to handle the hydraulics properly, the operator must be familiar with the following. Though this information may not
be applicable to all types of implements and soil conditions, it is useful for general conditions.
Implement
Remarks
Soil condition
Moldboard plow
Disc plow
(1) Hydraulic control lever
Gauge wheel
(1) Check chains
Light
soil
Medium soil
Heavy soil
---
Harrower (spike,
springtooth, disc
type)
YES/NO
Loose
--Sub-soiler......
Hydraulic control
Weeder, ridger.....
Earthmove, digger
scraper, manure
fork rear carrier....
Mower (mid-and
rear-mount type)
Hayrake, tedder...
Adjust the check
chains so that
the implement
can move 5 to 6
cm (2.0 to 2.4
in.) laterally.
Check chains
should be tight
enough to
prevent
excessive
implement
movement when
implement is in
raised position.
YES
---
YES/NO
Tighten
For implements
with gauge
wheels, lower
the position
control lever all
way.
TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST
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TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST
TIRES
WHEEL TREAD
To avoid personal injury:
A Do not attempt to mount a tire on a rim. This
should be done by a qualified person with the
proper equipment.
A Always maintain the correct tire pressure.
Do not inflate tires above the recommended
pressure shown in the operator's manual.
To avoid personal injury:
A Support tractor securely on stands before
removing a wheel.
A Never operate tractor with a loose rim, wheel,
or axle.
BFront Wheels
Front tread can not be adjusted.
A Do not use tires other than those approved by
KUBOTA.
A When you intend to mount different size of tires from
equipped ones, consult your dealer about front drive
gear ratio for details.
Excessive wear of tires may occur due to improper
gear ratio.
A Do not turn front discs to obtain wider tread.
Tire
BInflation Pressure
Though the tire pressure is factory-set to the prescribed
level, it naturally drops slowly in the course of time. Thus,
check it everyday and inflate as necessary.
Tire sizes
Inflation Pressure
Rear
26x12.00-12 Turf
26x12.00-12 Bar
26x12.00-12 Ind.
100kPa(1.0kgf/
120kPa(1.2kgf/
120kPa(1.2kgf/
,14psi)
,17psi)
,17psi)
Front
18x8.50-10 Turf
18x8.50-10 Bar
18x8.50-10 Ind.
120kPa(1.2kgf/
150kPa(1.5kgf/
150kPa(1.5kgf/
,17psi)
,22psi)
,22psi)
A Maintain the maximum pressure in front tires, if using
a front loader or when equipped with a full load of front
weight.
BDual Tires
Dual tires are not approved.
Tread
18x8.50-10 Turf, Bar, and Ind.
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TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST
To avoid personal injury or death:
A Before jacking up the tractor, park it on a firm
and level ground and chock the rear wheels.
A Fix the front axle to keep it from pivoting.
A Select jacks that withstand the machine weight
and set them up as shown below.
A Use the tapered bolts for wheels with beveled or
tapered holes.
(1) Bolt
(1) Front axle case
(2) Jack points
BRear Wheels
Rear tread width can not be adjusted.
A Do not turn rear discs to obtain wider tread.
Tire
26x12.00-12 Turf, Bar, and Ind.
To avoid personal injury:
A Before jacking up the tractor, park it on a firm
and level ground and chock the front wheels.
A Fix the front axle to keep it from swinging.
A Select a jack that withstands the machine
weight and set it up as shown below.
Tread
A Always attach tires as shown in the drawings.
A If not attached as illustrated, transmission parts may
be damaged. When re-fitting or adjusting a wheel,
tighten the bolts to the following torques then recheck
after driving the tractor 200m (200yards), after one day
(8 hours) and thereafter every 50 hours (as per
maintenance chart).
Front 149.2 to 179.0 N-m
(15.2 to 18.3 kgf-m)
(110 to 132 lbf-ft)
Rear 108.5 to 130.2 N-m
(11.1 to 13.3 kgf-m)
(80 to 96 lbf-ft)
(1) Frame
(2) Jack point
TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST
BALLAST
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Liquid weight per tire (75 Percent filled)
To avoid personal injury:
A Additional ballast will be needed for
transporting heavy implements. When the
implement is raised, drive slowly over rough
ground, regardless of how much ballast is
used.
A Do not fill the front wheels with liquid to
maintain steering control.
A The ballast is not required when doing the normal
operations with the BX25DLB tractor, LA240A loader
and BT602 backhoe connected in factory settings.
Tire sizes
26x12.00-12
Slush free at -10
(14 )
Solid at -30
(-22 )
[Approx. 1 kg (2 lbs.)
CaCl per 4 L (1 gal) of water]
45 kg
(99 lbs.)
Slush free at -24
(-11 )
Solid at -47
(-52 )
[Approx. 1.5 kg (3.5 lbs.)
CaCl per 4 L (1 gal) of water]
50 kg
(110 lbs.)
Slush free at -47
(-52 )
Solid at -52
(-62 )
[Approx. 2.25 kg (5 lbs.)
CaCl per 4 L (1 gal) of water]
56 kg
(123 lbs.)
BFront Ballast
A When mounting a heavy implement, a liquid in the tire
may not be required.
Add weights if needed for stability and improve traction.
Heavy pulling and heavy rear mounted implements tend
to lift front wheels. Add enough ballast to maintain
steering control and prevent tip over.
Remove weight when no longer needed.
A Do not fill tires with water or solution more than 75% of
full capacity (to the level of valve stem at 12 o'clock
position).
A Do not overload tires.
A Add no more weight than indicated in chart.
Maximum weight
125 kg (275 lbs.)
BRear Ballast
Add weight to rear wheels if needed to improve traction or
for stability. The amount of rear ballast should be matched
to job and the ballast should be removed when it is not
needed.
The weight should be added to the tractor in the form of
liquid ballast.
When the loader is attached on the tractor and the
backhoe is not, the rear wheel weight (option) should be
installed to the tractor.
C Liquid Ballast in Rear Tires
Water and calcium chloride solution provides safe
economical ballast. Used properly, it will not damage tires,
tubes or rims. The addition of calcium chloride is
recommended to prevent the water from freezing. Use of
this method of weighting the wheels has the full approval
of the tire companies. See your tire dealer for this service.
(1) Air
(2) Water
(3) Valve stem
(A) Correct : 75% Full
Air compresses like a cushion
(B) Incorrect : 100% Full
Water can not be compressed
A To avoid damage of transmission, do not use rear
wheel weights and liquid ballast at the same time.
A Do not add liquid ballast or any other weights to the
front tires.
A While BT602 backhoe is installed on the tractor, liquid
ballast in the rear tires should be removed.
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TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST
C Rear Wheel Weight (option)
The rear wheel weight can be installed to the 3-point hitch.
Consult your local KUBOTA dealer to use.
A Besides the rear wheel weight, a three-point kit is
required for installing the weight.
(1) Rear wheel weight
OPERATING THE LOADER
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OPERATING THE LOADER
The loader should be operated with the tractor engine
speed depending on the application and the operator's
level of experience. Excessive speeds are dangerous,
and may cause bucket spillage and unnecessary strain on
the tractor and loader.
When operating in temperatures below -1 C(30 F), run
the tractor engine below 1200 rpm until the oil
temperature exceeds -1 C(30 F).
The following text and illustrations offer suggested loader
and tractor operating techniques.
To reduce the possibility of roll over:
A It is not recommended that the loader be attached
when operating another implement on a hillside.
A When operating the loader in rough terrain, remove
the mower to avoid damage to the mower.
FILLING THE BUCKET
Approach and enter the pile with a level bucket.
The rollback and lifting of the bucket will increase
efficiency because a level bucket throughout the lifting
cycle resists bucket lift and increases breakaway effort.
A Do not be concerned if the bucket is not completely
filled during each pass. Maximum productivity is
determined by the amount of material loaded in a
given period of time. Time is lost if 2 or more attempts
are made to fill the bucket on each pass.
LIFTING THE LOAD
When lifting the load, keep the bucket positioned to avoid
spillage.
Ease control lever toward you and then left to rollback and
lift the bucket.
To avoid serious personal injury:
A Do not attempt to lift bucket loads in excess of the
loader capacity.
A Before raising the bucket to full height, make sure
the tractor is on level ground. If not, it may tip over,
even if the tractor is not moving.
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OPERATING THE LOADER
CARRYING THE LOAD
Position the bucket just below the level of the tractor hood
for maximum stability and visibility, whether the bucket is
loaded or empty.
LOWERING THE BUCKET
After the bucket is dumped, back away from the vehicle
while lowering and rolling back the bucket.
Use extreme care when operating the loader on a slope.
Keep the bucket as low as possible. This keeps the bucket
and tractor center of gravity low and will provide maximum
tractor stability.
To avoid serious personal injury:
A Be extra careful when working on inclines.
A When operating on a slope, always operate up and
down the slope, never across the slope.
OPERATING WITH FLOAT CONTROL
During operation on hard surface, keep the bucket level
and put the lift control in the float position to permit the
bucket to float on the working surface. If hydraulic down
pressure is exerted on the bucket it will wear faster than
normal.
When transporting a load, keep the bucket as low as
possible to avoid tipping, in case a wheel drops in a rut.
The float position will also avoid mixing of surface material
with stockpile material. The float position will reduce the
chance of surface gouging while removing snow or other
material, or when working with a blade.
DUMPING THE BUCKET
Lift the bucket just high enough to clear the side of the
vehicle. Move the tractor in as close to the side of the
vehicle as possible, then dump the bucket.
OPERATING THE LOADER
LOADING FROM A BANK
Choose a forward gear that provides a safe ground speed
and power for loading.
To avoid the possibility of serious personal injury:
A Exercise caution when undercutting high banks.
A Dirt slides can be dangerous. Load from as low as
possible for maximum efficiency.
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A Loader lift and break-away capacity diminish as
loading height is increased.
Side cutting is a good technique for cutting down a big
pile. Wheel width should not exceed the bucket width for
this procedure.
If the pile sides are too high and liable to cause cave-in,
use the loader to break down the sides until a slot can be
cut over the top.
Another method for large dirt piles is to build a ramp to
approach the pile.
It is important to keep the bucket level when approaching
a bank or pile. This will help avoid gouging the work area.
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OPERATING THE LOADER
PEELING AND SCRAPING
Use a slight bucket down angle, travel forward, and hold
the lift control forward to start the cut. Make a short cut
and break-out cleanly.
Back grade occasionally with a loaded bucket to keep the
work surface free of ruts and holes. Also, hold the lift
control forward so the full weight of the bucket is scraping
the ground. Use the heel of the bucket.
BACKFILLING
With the bucket level, start a cut at the notch
approximately 2 in. deep. Hold the depth by feathering the
bucket control to adjust the cutting edge up or down.
When the front tires enter the notch, adjust the boom
cylinder to maintain proper depth.
Approach the pile with the bucket flat.
Make additional passes until the desired depth is reached.
During each pass, use only the bucket control while at
working depth. This will allow you to concentrate on
controlling the bucket angle to maintain a precise cut.
LOADING LOW TRUCKS OR SPREADERS
FROM A PILE
For faster loading, minimize the angle of turn and length
of run between pile and spreader.
Poor operating methods will move less dirt and make it
more difficult to hold a level grade.
A Do not use the bucket in the dumped position for
bulldozing. As shown above, this method will impose
severe shock loads on the dump-linkage, the bucket
cylinders, and the tractor.
Leave dirt in the bucket because dumping on each pass
wastes time.
OPERATING THE LOADER
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HANDLING LARGE HEAVY OBJECTS
Operate at right angles to the ditch. Taking as big a bite
as the tractor can handle.
Leave dirt which drifts over the side of the bucket for final
cleanup.
Pile dirt on the high side for easier backfilling on a slope.
To avoid serious personal injury or death:
A Handling large, heavy objects can be dangerous
due to :
(A) Danger of rolling the tractor over.
(B) Danger of upending the tractor.
(C) Danger of the object rolling or sliding down the
loader boom onto the operator.
A If you must perform the above work, protect
yourself by :
(A) Not lifting the load higher than necessary to clear
the ground when moving.
(B) Adding rear ballast to the tractor to compensate
for the load.
(C) Not lifting large objects with equipment that does
not have an anti-rollback device.
(D) Moving slowly and carefully.
(E) Avoiding rough terrain.
(F) Keeping transport distance as short as possible
and carry the load as low as possible during
transport.
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OPERATING THE LOADER
VALVE LOCK
To avoid injury or death from crushing:
A Do not utilize the valve lock for machine
maintenance or repair.
A The valve lock is to prevent accidental
actuation when implement is not in use or
during transport.
The control valve is equipped with a valve lock feature.
The control valve is locked in "NEUTRAL" position.
The lock is not intended and will not prevent a leak down
of the implement during the period of storage.
(1) Arrow marker
(A) Position this surface in
parallel with the ground.
(P) "PARALLEL"
3. Move the tractor forward slowly until the arrow marker
on the attachment label is close to that on the Quick
Coupler label.
(1) Lock lever
(A)
(B)
"LOCK"
"UNLOCK"
ATTACHING ATTACHMENTS
[Option for LA240A]
A Attachments should be located on a flat, firm surface
when attaching and detaching them from the BX6315
Quick Coupler.
1. Remove Hitch Pins and Snapper Pins from the Hitch
Pin Bosses on the BX6315 Quick Coupler.
2. Move the loader control lever to the "dump" position
until the surface with the arrow marker on the BX6315
Quick Coupler label gets in parallel with the ground as
shown in the following illustration.
(M) "MOVE FORWARD SLOWLY"
[When viewed from the operator's seat]
(A) Front attachment side
(B) Quick Coupler side
OPERATING THE LOADER
4. Raise the boom of the loader until the pin at the upper
bosses of the attachment seat in the Quick Coupler
receivers, and the rear of the attachment is raised
slightly off the ground.
(1) Pin 3
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6. Install both Hitch Pins and Snapper Pins as shown in
the following illustration.
The illustration shows a properly attached bucket.
(U) "UP" position
To avoid personal injury:
A Do not raise attachment completely off the
ground at this point. the attachment could
swing off the quick coupler.
5. Keeping the attachment at ground level, move the
loader control lever to the "roll back" position until the
cylinders stop. Turn off the engine and set the parking
brake.
(A) Hitch Pins
(B) Snapper Pins
To avoid personal injury:
A Make sure both hitch pins and snapper pins are
properly installed before moving or operating
attachments.
A Keep hitch pins and snapper pins assembled in
the BX6315 quick coupler at all times, even if no
attachment is being used.
A Replace any pins or other parts which are lost
or broken.
7. You are now ready to use the attached attachment.
Compatible attachments can be attached and
detached using the same method.
To avoid personal injury:
A Never operate or transport attachments which
are not attached completely.
A Always
replace
damaged
hardware
immediately.
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OPERATING THE LOADER
DETACHING ATTACHMENTS
BPallet fork
[Option for LA240A]
1. Detaching the attachments is done in the reverse of
attaching attachments.
2. Lower the implement and roll it back completely. Stop
the engine and set the parking brake.
3. Remove Hitch Pins and Snapper Pins.
4. While sitting in the tractor operator's seat, start the
engine and slowly move the loader control lever to the
"dump" position. The attachment will be pushed away
slightly from the Quick Coupler.
5. Lower the loader boom so the receivers of the Quick
Coupler clear the bottom of the Upper Pins.
6. Back away from the attachment slowly.
7. Reinstall Hitch Pins and Snapper Pins in the BX6315
Quick Coupler, even if no attachment is used.
DISMOUNTING THE LOADER
LOADER MODEL
RATED CAPACITY
LA240A
310 LBS.
[Option for LA240A]
ASSEMBLE PALLET FORK
To avoid machine damage or personal injury:
A Remove loader from tractor only when an
approved loader bucket is attached.
Follow instructions provided in "REMOVING THE
LOADER" section in this operator's manual.
[Option for LA240A]
1. Install the fork to the middle of the frame.
(fit the lower hook of the fork to the center notch of the
frame)
ATTACHMENTS
[Option for LA240A]
BBucket
Rigid type square 48" bucket can be used as quick
buckets for BX6315 quick coupler.
(1) Fork
2. Slide the fork to the desired position.
(1) Rigid type square 48" bucket
(1) Fork
OPERATING THE LOADER
3. Push the lock lever and slide the fork slightly until the
lock pin engages with one of the notches to lock the
folk.
(1) Lock lever
4. The other fork can be installed using the same
procedures.
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OPERATING THE BACKHOE
OPERATING THE BACKHOE
OPERATING SPEED
To avoid personal injury:
A Use care when operating on slopes to avoid tip
over. Travel at speed compatible with safe
operation, especially when operating in uneven
terrain, crossing ditches or while turning.
1. This backhoe can be operated at any engine speed
from about 75% of rated rpm to factory rated rpm. The
backhoe is most efficient at rated engine speed.
However, in special digging condition, for optimal fuel
economy, or in residential neighborhood where noise
may be a consideration, the engine speed can be
lowered to about 75% of rated rpm.
2. When operating in temperature below 0 C (32 F), run
the tractor engine below about 50% of rated rpm until
the oil temperature exceeds 0 C (32 F).
BACKHOE CONTROLS
To avoid personal injury:
A For all excavation work, operate the backhoe from
the backhoe operator's seat only.
A Do not tamper with any backhoe control valve
relief pressure setting.
The relief valve is preset at the factory. Changing
the setting can cause overloading of the backhoe
and the tractor and serious personal injury may
result.
(1) Boom and swing lever
(2) Dipperstick and bucket lever
(3) Stabilizer control lever, left
(4) Stabilizer control lever, right
BBoom & Swing Lever
Pushing the lever forward will lower the boom, and pulling
it back will raise it.
Movement of the lever to the left will swing the bucket to
the left, and right lever movement will swing to the right.
By moving the lever out of the plus "+" position ; into an
"X" relationship, it is possible to raise or lower and swing
at the same time.
The backhoe is controlled by using the 2 lever "joystick"
system. The left lever controls the boom and swing
circuits, and the right lever controls the dipperstick and
bucket circuits. The further the levers are moved from
"NEUTRAL", the faster the component will move. Learn
the "feature" of the controls for smooth and precise
component movement.
(1) Boom and swing lever
OPERATING THE BACKHOE
BDipperstick & Bucket Lever
Pushing the lever forward will crowd out the dipperstick
and the bucket out and pulling it back will crowd them in.
Lever movement to the left will curl the bucket to fill it, and
right lever movement will dump the bucket.
Again, movement into an "X" relationship will crowd in and
fill the bucket, or crowd out and dump the bucket.
With experience, the combination of both "joystick" levers
will allow lift, swing, crowd out and spoil dumping, all in
one smooth movement, or lowering, swing, crowd in and
bucket filling with reverse movement.
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PLACING THE STABILIZERS
To avoid personal injury:
A When working on slopes, one stabilizer may be
lower than the other.
A When digging on a hillside, always dump the
bucket on the uphill side of excavation.
A To reduce the risk of overturn on a slope, place the
spoil to the high side of the excavation.
1. Lower the stabilizers and remove the weight of the
backhoe from the rear wheels. However, one or both
rear tires should remain in light contact with the
ground. This will give the backhoe the widest possible
stance and the lowest center of gravity.
If the rear wheels are raised too high, digging depth
will be reduced and undue stress will be exerted on the
backhoe frame components.
If the slope is unusually steep, cut a level surface with
the loader and pile the spoil on the downhill side. Back
drag and pack the spoil so it will support the stabilizer
on the low side. This procedure is recommended when
a wall, tree line or other obstruction prevents placing
backhoe spoil on the high side of the excavation.
(1) Dipperstick and bucket lever
BStabilizer Control Levers
The stabilizers are the only controls that may be operated
from out of the backhoe operator's seat over then only for
the purpose of mounting or dismounting backhoe from
tractor.
Be sure to stay well clear of stabilizers, arms and pads
during installation or removal process. This is necessary
because the mounting step moves up and down in
conjunction with the stabilizer cylinder.
Moving the levers downward will lower the stabilizers, and
upward lever movement will raise them.
2. The loader bucket should be lowered to give the
backhoe unit a "tri-pod" stance. With the loader bucket
in ground contact, front tire bounce will not be a factor
in overall control. When possible, the loader bucket
cutting edge should be lowered vertically into the
ground surface. This will assist the stabilizers, not
allowing the unit to shift, while excavating. However,
on a slope, the bottom of the bucket should be used,
and only the side that contacts the uneven terrain. Too
much loader down pressure, on a slope, will restrict
the unit from being correctly leveled and will place an
undue twist through the loader bucket and lift arms.
(1) Stabilizer control lever, left
(2) Stabilizer control lever, right
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OPERATING THE BACKHOE
GENERAL BACKHOE OPERATION
To avoid personal injury:
A Do not dig under the stabilizer or tractor,
especially in soft or sandy condition.
Take extra precaution in wet or thawing ground.
These conditions can become unstable very
quickly and may collapse under the weight of the
machine and may tip over.
A Use care for buried material such as electrical,
telephone, gas and water lines. When in doubt,
contact local utility companies for their buried
location.
A Do not use the tractor to pull out tree stumps with the
boom dipper extended and the bucket in its crowded
position.
BSpoil Pile Location
To avoid personal injury:
A Do not place spoil close to the edge of the
excavation where its weight could cause a cave-in.
Carefully preplan the location for the spoil that will be
removed from the excavation. The location will vary
depending on the excavation being dug.
The height of spoil pile can be controlled without moving
the tractor. Approach the pile with the backhoe bucket full
and ready to empty. Instead of dumping on top, lower the
full bucket into the top of the pile. Begin dumping and
crowding out at the same time. As the bucket opens and
dumps, the bottom of the bucket will push the top of the
pile off and behind its location, safely away from the
excavation.
BStraight Wall or Cemetery Digging
Strip the top soil off the ground, within the confines of the
straight hole or grave to be dug. Clean out as much
material, within the same confines, as possible with
normal digging methods.
Finish the far wall by crowding out while forcing the bucket
down with the boom.
Curl the bucket out to keep the bottom of the bucket
vertical while making the down cut.
BDipperstick Digging
Lower the bucket to the ground, the same as with bucket
digging, then curl until the bucket teeth are flat on the
ground.
Using only the crowd cylinder, retract the dipperstick,
dragging the bucket through the trench until it is
approximately half full. Begin to curl the bucket in while
continuing to crowd in, until the bucket is completely full.
Raise and swing the boom and dump the bucket in the
spoil area on the high side of the trench or excavation.
OPERATING THE BACKHOE
To finish the near wall, raise the boom while crowding in.
The bucket will have to be curled in to keep the cutting
edge horizontal with the wall during the up cut.
BStabilizer pads (Option)
When finishing straight wall, or digging graves, in sandy
soil, use a platform under the rear tires and stabilizers.
The platform distributes the backhoe load over a large
area and lessens the possibility of a cave-in.
C When operating in dirt to prevent slippage.
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The stabilizer pads can be reversed without the use of
tools. Change the pads depending on the job.
BStabilizer pads (Standard)
C When operating on street to prevent damage to work
area.
(1) Stabilizer pads
(1) Rubber shoes
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OPERATING THE BACKHOE
A Always lower stabilizers slightly when changing from
one position to another to avoid soil splash.
TRANSPORTING
BDriving to the Job-site
When driving or transporting from one job-site to another,
or when using the loader such as stockpiling and
backfilling, always engage the boom and swing locks.
To avoid personal injury:
A Before transporting the machine, raise and center
the boom, close the dipperstick, curl the bucket
and engage the boom and swing locks.
A Always securely fasten the tractor / loader /
backhoe, with chains and chain binders, to
transport vehicle.
Determine and note the load height of the
backhoe, for underpass clearance, before
transporting.
(1) Boom lock pin
(2) Swing lock pin
BTrailer Transporting
When loading or off-loading the machine on or from trailer
/ truck, use strong, secure ramps long enough to provide
a low angle to the transport vehicle.
After loading the machine, release the boom lock, lower
the backhoe bucket to the bed of the transport vehicle,
lower the loader bucket, set the parking brake of the
tractor, shut the engine off and then remove the key.
Check the hood for proper securement, and remove SMV
sign from holder driving transport to avoid damage,
reinstall after transport.
Check the local codes or regulations that may apply to
tractor / loader / backhoe operation on public streets or
highways, before transporting or traveling. Use SMV
emblem and warning flashers as required.
(SMV: Slow Moving Vehicle)
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MAINTENANCE OF THE TRACTOR
SERVICE INTERVALS
No.
Indication on hour meter
Items
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500
550
600
650
700
Since then
Ref.
page
1
Engine oil
Change
every 200 Hr
87
*1
2
Engine oil filter
Replace
every 200 Hr
87
*1
3
Transmission oil
filter
Replace
every 200 Hr
88
*1
4
Transmission fluid
Change
every 400 Hr
89
5
Transmission
strainer
Clean
every 400 Hr
90
6
Front axle case oil
Change
every 400 Hr
90
7
Front axle pivot
Adjust
every 400 Hr
89
8
Engine start
system
Check
every 50 Hr
81
9
OPC system
Check
every 50 Hr
81
10
Greasing
every 50 Hr
80
11
Wheel bolt torque
Check
every 50 Hr
82
12
Battery condition
Check
every 100 Hr
82
*7
Clean
every 100 Hr
84
*2
Replace
every 1000 Hr
or 1 year
90
*3
*6
13
Air cleaner
element
14
Fuel filter element
15
--
Check
every 100 Hr
Replace
every 400 Hr
90
Fan belt
Adjust
every 100 Hr
85
16
HST neutral
spring
Adjust
every 100 Hr
86
17
Brake pedal
Adjust
every 100 Hr
86
18
Radiator hose
and clamp
Check
every 1 year
92
Replace
every 4 years
94
*6
19
Power steering oil
line
Check
every 1 year
93
*4
Replace
every 4 years
94
*6
Check
every 1 year
93
*4
Replace
every 4 years
94
*6
20
Fuel line
21
Intake air line
22
Engine breather
hose
23
Toe-in
24
Engine valve
clearance
25
26
@
@
*6
*4
@
Check
every 1 year
93
*4
Replace
every 4 years
94
*6
Check
every 1 year
94
*4
Replace
every 4 years
94
*6
Adjust
every 200 Hr
88
Adjust
every 800 Hr
90
*6
Fuel injection
nozzle Injection
pressure
Check
every 1500 Hr
91
*6
@
Injection pump
Check
every 3000 Hr
92
*6
@
91
*5
91
*5
27
Cooling system
Flush
every 2000 Hr
or 2 years
28
Coolant
Change
every 2000 Hr
or 2 years
@
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29
Fuel system
Bleed
30
Fuse
Replace
31
Light bulb
Replace
Service as
required
94
95
95
A The jobs indicated by must be done after the first 50 hours of operation.
*1 The initial 50 hours should not be a replacement cycle.
*2 Air cleaner should be cleaned more often in dusty conditions than in normal conditions.
*3 Every 1,000 hours or every 1 year whichever comes faster.
*4 Replace if any deterioration (crack, hardening, scar, or deformation) or damage occurred.
*5 Every 2,000 hours or every 2 years whichever comes faster.
*6 Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this service.
*7 When the battery is used for less than 100 hours per year, check the battery condition by reading the indicator annually.
A The items listed above (@ marked) are registered as emission related critical parts by KUBOTA in the U.S.EPA nonroad
emission regulation. As the engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance on the
engine according to the above instruction.
Please see the Warranty Statement in detail.
LUBRICANTS, FUEL AND COOLANT
No.
Locations
Capacities
Lubricants
1
Fuel
25 L
(6.6 U.S.gals.)
No. 2-D diesel fuel
No. 1-D diesel fuel if temperature is below
-10 (14 )
2
Coolant
(with recovery tank)
3.1 L
(3.3 U.S.qts.)
Fresh clean soft water with anti-freeze
Engine oil : API Service Classification CF or higher
Above 25
3
Engine crankcase
3.1 L *1
(3.3 U.S.qts.)
0 to 25
Below 0
)
(32 to 77
(32
SAE30, SAE10W-30
or 15W-40
)
)
4
Transmission case
5
Front axle case
6
Battery terminal
2
moderate amount
Speed control pedal
1
until grease overflow
Greasing
11.6 L (3.1 U.S.gals.)
(77
4.7 L (5.0 U.S.qts.)
No. of greasing points
SAE20, SAE10W-30
or 15W-40
SAE10W, SAE10W-30
or 15W-40
KUBOTA SUPER UDT-2 fluid *2
KUBOTA SUPER UDT-2 fluid *2 or SAE 80 SAE90 gear oil
Capacity
Type of grease
Multipurpose EP2 Grease
(NLGI Grade No. 2)
Note *1 Oil amount when the oil level is at the upper level of the oil level gauge.
*2 The product name of KUBOTA genuine UDT fluid may be different from that in the Operator's Manual depending
on countries or territories. Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for further detail.
A To prevent serious damage to hydraulic systems, use only KUBOTA genuine fluid or its equivalent.
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For North American market
C Engine Oil:
A Oil used in the engine should have an American Petroleum Institute (API) service classification and Proper SAE
Engine Oil according to the ambient temperatures as shown above:
A Refer to the following table for the suitable API classification engine oil according to the engine type (with internal
EGR, external EGR or non-EGR) and the fuel.
Fuel used
Engine oil classification (API classification)
Oil class of engines except external EGR
Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel
CF, CF-4, CG-4, CH-4 or CI-4
[<0.0015% (15 ppm)]
Oil class of engines with external EGR
CF or CI-4
(Class CF-4, CG-4 and CH-4 engine oils
cannot be used on EGR type engines)
EGR: Exhaust Gas Re-circulation
A The CJ-4 engine oil is intended for DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) type engines, and cannot be used on this tractor.
Model
except external EGR
with external EGR
BX25DLB
---
C Fuel:
A Cetane number of 45 is minimum. Cetane number greater than 50 is preferred, especially for temperatures below
-20
(-4 ) or elevations above 1500 m (5000 ft).
A Diesel fuels specified to EN 590 or ASTM D975 are recommended.
A No.2-D is a distillate fuel of lower volatility for engines in industrial and heavy mobile service. (SAE J313 JUN87)
C Transmission Oil:
*KUBOTA Super UDT-2: For an enhanced ownership experience, we highly recommend Super UDT-2 to be used
instead of standard hydraulic/transmission fluid.
Super UDT-2 is a proprietary KUBOTA formulation that delivers superior performance and protection in all operating
conditions.
Regular UDT is also permitted for use in this machine.
A Indicated capacities of water and oil are manufacturer's estimate.
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For other than North American market
C Engine Oil:
A Oil used in the engine should have an American Petroleum Institute (API) service classification and Proper SAE
Engine Oil according to the ambient temperatures as shown above:
A With the emission control now in effect, the CF-4 and CG-4 lubricating oils have been developed for use of a lowsulfur fuel on on-road vehicle engines. When an off-road vehicle engine runs on a high-sulfur fuel, it is advisable to
employ the "CF or better" lubricating oil with a high Total Base Number (TBN of 10 minimum).
A Refer to the following table for the suitable API classification engine oil according to the engine type (with internal
EGR, external EGR or non-EGR) and the fuel (low-sulfur or high-sulfur fuel).
Fuel used
High Sulfur Fuel
[ 0.05% (500 ppm)]
Engine oil classification (API classification)
Oil class of engines except external EGR
Oil class of engines with external EGR
CF
(If the "CF-4, CG-4, CH-4 or CI-4" lubricating oil is
used with a high-sulfur fuel, change the lubricating
oil at shorter intervals. (approximately half))
---
Low Sulfur Fuel
[<0.05% (500 ppm)] or
CF, CF-4, CG-4, CH-4 or CI-4
Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel
[<0.0015% (15 ppm)]
CF or CI-4
(Class CF-4, CG-4 and CH-4 engine oils
cannot be used on EGR type engines)
EGR: Exhaust Gas Re-circulation
A The CJ-4 engine oil is intended for DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) type engines, and cannot be used on this tractor.
Model
except external EGR
with external EGR
---
---
C Fuel:
A Cetane number of 45 is minimum. Cetane number greater than 50 is preferred, especially for temperatures below
-20
or elevations above 1500 m.
A If diesel fuel with sulfur content greater than 0.5% (5000 ppm) sulfur content is used, reduce the service interval for
engine oil and filter by 50%.
A NEVER use diesel fuel with sulfur content greater than 0.05% (500 ppm) for EXTERNAL EGR type engine.
A DO NOT use diesel fuel with sulfur content greater than 1.0% (10000 ppm).
A Diesel fuels specified to EN 590 or ASTM D975 are recommended.
A No.2-D is a distillate fuel of lower volatility for engines in industrial and heavy mobile service. (SAE J313 JUN87)
C Transmission Oil:
The oil used to lubricate the transmission is also used as hydraulic fluid. To insure proper operation of the hydraulic
system and to complete lubrication of the transmission, it is important that a multi-grade transmission fluid is used in
this system. We recommend the use of KUBOTA UDT or SUPER UDT fluid for optimum protection and performance.
(Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for further detail.)
Do not mix different brands together.
A Indicated capacities of water and oil are manufacturer's estimate.
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PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR
BEngine Cover
To avoid personal injury or death:
A Do not work under any hydraulically supported
devices. They can settle, suddenly leak down,
or be accidentally lowered. If necessary to work
under tractor or any machine elements for
servicing or adjustment, securely support them
with stands or suitable blocking beforehand.
1. Remove the front-end loader before removing the
engine cover. (See "REMOVING THE LOADER"
section.)
2. To remove front guard, remove the bolts and the nuts.
HOW TO OPEN THE HOOD
To avoid personal injury from contact with moving
parts;
A Never open the hood or engine side cover while
the engine is running.
A Do not touch muffler or exhaust pipes while
they are hot;
Severe burns could result.
BHood
To open the hood, rotate the knob to release the latch and
open the hood.
(1) Bolts
(2) Nuts
(3) Front guard
(4) Tail pipe
3. Loosen the screw bolt by using a long screwdriver and
remove the tail pipe.
To remove the engine cover, loosen the knob bolts.
(1) Knob
(2) Hood
(A) "ROTATE"
(1) Tail pipe
(2) Screw bolt
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A When reinstall the engine cover, tighten the knob
bolts.
A When reinstall the front guard, tighten the bolts and
the nuts by 77.4 to 90.2 N-m (7.9 to 9.2 kgf-m, 57.1 to
66.5 lbf-ft)
DAILY CHECK
For your own safety and maximum service life of the
machine, make a thorough daily inspection before
operating the machine or starting the engine.
(1) Knob bolts
4. Close the hood halfway and fix the band to the hood.
Then, hold the hood with the band, and pull forward as
shown in following figure.
In the above procedure, be careful not to hit the engine
cover against the head lights.
It is not necessary to detach the engine cover for daily
check.
To avoid personal injury or death:
Take the following precautions when checking the
tractor.
A Park the machine on firm and level ground.
A Set the parking brake.
A Lower the implement to the ground.
A All residual pressure of the hydraulic system
released.
A Stop the engine and remove the key.
BWalk Around Inspection
Look around and under the tractor for such items as loose
bolts, trash build-up, oil or coolant leaks, broken or worn
parts.
(1) Band
(1) Engine cover
(A) "PULL"
PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR
BChecking and Refueling
To avoid personal injury:
A Do not smoke while refueling.
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key
before refueling.
To avoid allergic skin reaction:
A Wash hands immediately after contact with
diesel fuel.
1. Turn the key switch to "ON", check the amount of fuel
by fuel gauge.
2. Fill fuel tank when fuel gauge shows 1/4 or less fuel in
tank.
3. Use grade No.2-Diesel fuel at temperatures above
-10
(14 ).
Use grade No.1-Diesel fuel at temperatures below
-10
(14 ).
BChecking Engine Oil Level
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key
before checking the oil level.
1. Park the machine on a firm, flat and level surface.
2. Check engine oil before starting the engine, or, after 5
minutes or more when the engine has been stopped.
3. To check the oil level, draw out the dipstick, wipe it
clean, replace it, and draw it out again. Check to see
that the oil level lies between the two notches.
If the level is too low, add new oil to the prescribed
level at the oil inlet.
(See "LUBRICANTS" in "MAINTENANCE OF THE
TRACTOR" section.)
(1) Oil inlet
(2) Dipstick
(1) Fuel tank cap
Fuel tank capacity
25 L (6.6 U.S.gals.)
A Do not permit dirt or trash or water to get into the fuel
system.
A Be careful not to let the fuel tank become empty,
otherwise air will enter the fuel system, necessitating
bleeding before next engine start.
A Be careful not to spill fuel during refueling. If a spill
should occur, wipe it off at once, or it may cause a fire.
A To prevent condensation (water accumulation) in the
fuel tank, fill the tank before parking overnight.
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(A) Oil level is acceptable within this range.
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A When using an oil of different maker or viscosity from
the previous one, remove all of the old oil and oil filter.
Never mix two different types of oil.
A If oil level is low, do not run engine.
A When using BT602 Backhoe and checking oil level,
locate the tractor/loader/backhoe on a flat and set the
loader/backhoe as illustrated below.
BChecking Coolant Level
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key
before checking coolant level.
A Do not remove the radiator cap while coolant is
hot. When cool, slowly rotate cap to the first
stop and allow sufficient time for excess
pressure to escape before removing cap
completely.
1. Check to see that the coolant level is between the "H"
and "L" marks of recovery tank.
2. When the coolant level drops due to evaporation, add
soft water only. In case of leakage, add antifreeze and
soft water in the specified mixing ratio up to the "H"
level.
(See "Flushing Cooling System and Changing
Coolant" in "EVERY 2 YEARS" in "PERIODIC
SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR" section.)
BChecking Transmission Fluid Level
1. Park the machine on a firm, flat and level surface,
lower the implement to the ground and stop the
engine.
2. To check the oil level, draw out the dipstick, wipe it
clean, replace it, and draw it out again. Check to see
that the oil level lies between the two notches.
If the level is too low, add new oil to the prescribed
level at the oil inlet.
(See "LUBRICANTS" in "MAINTENANCE OF THE
TRACTOR" section.)
(1) Recovery tank
(A) "H"
(B) "L"
A If the radiator cap has to be removed, follow the above
"CAUTION" and securely retighten the cap.
A Use clean, fresh soft water and anti-freeze to fill the
recovery tank.
A If water should leak, consult your local KUBOTA
Dealer.
(1) Oil inlet
(2) Dipstick
(A) Oil level is acceptable within this range.
A If oil level is low, do not run engine.
PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR
BCleaning Panel and Radiator Screen
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key
before removing the screen.
A Before checking or cleaning it, wait long
enough until it cools down.
1. Check panel screen to be sure they are clean from
debris.
2. Detach the radiator screen, and then remove all the
foreign material.
A If the dust or chaff is accumulated in the battery
compartment, open the panel and clean completely.
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A Panel and radiator screen must be clean from debris
to prevent engine from overheating and to allow good
air intake for air cleaner.
A Be sure to reinstall the panel on the pillar completely
to prevent the invasion of dust.
A Be sure to stop the engine to avoid personal injury and
to allow good air intake for air cleaner.
BChecking Brake Pedal
1. Inspect the brake pedal for free travel, and smooth
operation.
2. Adjust if incorrect measurement is found:
(See "Adjusting Brake Pedal" in "EVERY 100 HOURS"
in "PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR"
section.)
BChecking Gauges, Meters and Easy
Checker(TM)
1. Inspect the instrument panel for broken gauge(s),
meter(s) and Easy Checker(TM) lamps.
2. Replace if broken.
BChecking Head Light, Hazard Light etc.
1. Inspect the lights for broken bulbs and lenses.
2. Replace if broken.
BChecking Seat Belt and ROPS
(1) Panel
(2) Knob
(3) Center pillar
(A) "DETACH"
(1) Radiator screen
(A) "DETACH"
1. Always check condition of seat belt and ROPS
attaching hardware before operating tractor.
2. Replace if damaged.
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BChecking and Cleaning of Electrical
Wiring and Battery Cables
To avoid personal injury:
A A loosened terminal or connector, or damaged
wire may affect the performance of electrical
components or cause short circuits. Leakage
of electricity could result in a fire hazard, a
dead battery or damage to electrical
components.
A Replace damaged wires or connections
promptly.
A If a fuse blows soon after replacement, DO NOT
USE A LARGER THAN RECOMMENDED FUSE
OR BYPASS THE FUSE SYSTEM.
A Many wiring connections are protected by
waterproof plugs, plug and unplug these
connections carefully and make sure they are
sealed correctly after assembly.
A Accumulation of dust, chaff or spilled fuel
deposits around the battery, electrical wiring,
engine or exhaust system are a fire hazard.
CLEAN THESE AREAS BEFORE STARTING
WORK.
To avoid premature electrical malfunctions DO
NOT APPLY high pressure water directly to
battery,
wiring,
connectors,
electrical
components or instrument panel.
Inspect the following Regularly:
1. Check wiring for chafed or cracked insulation.
2. Check wiring harness clamps. Replace if necessary.
3. Check connectors and terminals for looseness,
contamination
or
overheated
(discolored)
connections.
4. Check instrument panel for correct operation of
switches and gauges.
Consult your KUBOTA Dealer regarding maintenance,
diagnosis and repair.
BChecking Movable Parts
If any of the movable parts, such as levers and pedals, is
not smoothly moved because of rust or sticky material, do
not attempt to force it into motion.
In the above case, remove the rust or the sticky material,
and apply oil or grease on the relevant spot.
Otherwise, the machine may get damaged.
EVERY 50 HOURS
BLubricating Grease Fittings
Apply a small amount of multipurpose grease to the
following points every 50 hours:
If you operated the machine in extremely wet and muddy
conditions, lubricate grease fittings more often.
(1) Grease fitting (Speed control pedal)
(1) Battery terminals
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BChecking OPC System
BChecking Engine Start System
To avoid personal injury or death:
A Do not allow anyone near the tractor while
testing.
A If the tractor does not pass the test, do not
operate the tractor.
C
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Preparation before testing.
Sit on operator's seat.
Set the parking brake and stop the engine.
Shift the range gear shift lever to "NEUTRAL" position.
Check the speed control pedal "NEUTRAL" position.
Shift the PTO clutch lever to "OFF" position.
C Test 1: Switch for the speed control pedal
1. Make sure that the range gear shift lever is set in
"NEUTRAL" position.
2. Depress the speed control pedal.
3. Turn the key to "START" position.
4. The engine must not crank.
5. If it cranks, consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this
service.
C Test 2: Switch for the PTO clutch lever
1. Make sure that the range gear shift lever is set in
"NEUTRAL" position.
2. Make sure that the speed control pedal is set in
"NEUTRAL" position.
3. Shift the PTO clutch lever to "ON" position.
4. Turn the key to "START" position.
5. The engine must not crank.
6. If it cranks, consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this
service.
(1) Range gear shift lever (Hi-Lo)
(2) PTO clutch lever
(3) Speed control pedal
To avoid personal injury or death:
A Do not allow anyone near the tractor while
testing.
A If the tractor does not pass the test, do not
operate the tractor.
C
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Preparation before testing.
Sit on operator's seat.
Set the parking brake and stop the engine.
Shift the range gear shift lever to "NEUTRAL" position.
Check the speed control pedal "NEUTRAL" position.
Shift the PTO clutch lever to "OFF" position.
C Test 1: Switches for the operator's seat and the
speed control pedal
1. Start the engine.
2. Depress the speed control pedal.
3. Stand up. (Do not get off the machine.)
4. The engine must shut off after approximately 1
second.
5. If it does not stop, consult your local KUBOTA Dealer
for this service.
C Test 2: Switches for the operator's seat and the
PTO clutch lever.
1. Start the engine.
2. Engage the PTO clutch lever.
3. Stand up. (Do not get off the machine.)
4. The engine must shut off after approximately 1
second.
5. If it does not stop, consult your local KUBOTA Dealer
for this service.
(1) Range gear shift lever (Hi-Lo)
(2) PTO clutch lever
(3) Speed control pedal
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BChecking Wheel Bolt Torque
EVERY 100 HOURS
BBattery
To avoid personal injury:
A Never operate tractor with a loose rim, wheel,
or axle.
A Any time bolts are loosened, retighten to
specified torque.
A Check all bolts frequently and keep them tight.
Check wheel bolts regularly especially when new. If they
are loose, tighten them as follows.
(1) 149.2 to 179.0 N-m (15.2 to 18.3 kgf-m, 110 to 132 lbf-ft)
To avoid the possibility of battery explosion:
For the refillable type battery, follow the
instructions below.
A Do not use or charge the refillable type battery
if the fluid level is below the LOWER (lower limit
level) mark. Otherwise, the battery component
parts may prematurely deteriorate, which may
shorten the battery's service life or cause an
explosion. Check the fluid level regularly and
add distilled water as required so that the fluid
level is between the UPPER and LOWER levels.
To avoid personal injury or death:
A Never remove the battery cap while the engine
is running.
A Keep electrolyte away from eyes, hands and
clothes. If you are spattered with it, wash it
away completely with water immediately and
get medical attention.
A Keep open sparks and flames away from the
battery at all times. Hydrogen gas mixed with
oxygen becomes very explosive.
A Wear eye protection and rubber gloves when
working around battery.
The factory-installed battery is of non-refillable type.
If the battery is weak, charge the battery or replace it
with new one.
(1) 108.5 to 130.2 N-m (11.1 to 13.3 kgf-m, 80 to 96 lbf-ft)
A Mishandling the battery shortens the service life and
adds to maintenance costs.
The original battery is maintenance free, but needs
some servicing.
If the battery is weak, the engine will be difficult to start
and the lights will be dim. It is important to check the
battery periodically.
A When exchanging an old battery for new one, use
battery of equal specification in table below.
Battery
Type
Volts
(V)
Reserve
Capacity
(min)
Cold
Cranking
Amps
Normal
Charging
Rate(A)
526RMF
12
80
540
6.5
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(For non-accessible maintenance-free type batteries.)
Maintenance-free, non-accessible batteries are designed
to eliminate the need to add water. Yet the volume of
electrolyte above plates may eventually become depleted
due to abnormal conditions such as high heat or improper
regulator setting. Use a voltmeter to check the state of
charge. (See reference chart below to determine if
charging is necessary.)
Battery voltage
12.6
Reference state of charge
100% (Full charge)
12.4
75%
12.2
50%
12.0
25%
11.8
0%
C Battery Charging
To avoid personal injury:
A When the battery is being activated, hydrogen
and oxygen gases in the battery are extremely
explosive. Keep open sparks and flames away
from the battery at all times, especially when
charging the battery.
A When disconnecting the cable from the battery,
start with the negative terminal first. When
connecting the cable to the battery, start with
the positive terminal first.
A Never check battery charge by placing a metal
object across the posts.
Use a voltmeter or hydrometer.
(1) Battery
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1. To slow charge the battery, connect the battery
positive terminal to the charger positive terminal and
the negative to the negative, then charge for at least 1
hour at 6.5 amperes.
2. A boost charge is only for emergencies. It will partially
charge the battery at a high rate and in a short time.
When using a boost-charged battery, it is necessary to
recharge the battery as early as possible.
Failure to do this will shorten the battery's service life.
3. When the specific gravity of electrolyte is between
1.27 and 1.29 the charging is completed.
C Battery for storage
1. When storing the tractor for a long period, remove the
battery from tractor, adjust the electrolyte to the proper
level and store in a dry place out of direct sunlight.
2. The battery self-discharges while it is stored.
Recharge it once every 3 months in hot seasons and
once every 6 months in cold seasons.
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BCleaning Air Cleaner Element
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key
before cleaning air cleaner element.
1. Remove the air cleaner cover and the element.
(1) Undo the hook
(2) Turn the cover clockwise and detach it.
2. Clean the element:
1) When dry dust adheres to the element, blow
compressed air from the inside, turning the
element. Pressure of compressed air must be
under 205kPa (2.1kgf/ , 30psi).
2) When carbon or oil adheres to the element,
soak the element in detergent for 15 minutes
then wash it several times in water, rinse with
clean water and dry it naturally. After element
is fully dried, inspect inside of the element with
a light and check if it is damaged or not.
(referring to the instructions on the label
attached to the case.)
3. Replace air cleaner element:
Every 1000 hours or every 1 year whichever comes
first.
A Check to see if the evacuator valve is blocked with
dust.
(1) Element
(2) Cover
(3) Evacuator valve
A The air cleaner uses a dry element, never apply oil.
A Do not run the engine with filter element removed.
A Align the arrow marks when reinstalling the cover. If
the cover is improperly fitted, dust passes by the baffle
and directly adheres to the element.
C Evacuator Valve
Open the evacuator valve once a week under ordinary
conditions - or daily when used in a dusty place - to get rid
of large particles of dust and dirt.
BChecking Fuel Filter
To avoid personal injury:
A Stop the engine and remove the key before
checking fuel lines and fuel filter.
A Check the fuel lines periodically. The fuel lines
are subject to wear and aging. Fuel may leak
out onto the running engine, causing a fire.
1. The fuel line is made of rubber and ages regardless of
service period.
2. After inspection, if the fuel line and clamps are found
damaged or deteriorated, replace them.
3. Check fuel filter, if it is clogged by debris or
contaminated by water, replace it.
A When the fuel line is disconnected for maintenance or
repair, plug both ends of the fuel line with a clean plug
of suitable size to prevent dust and dirt from entering.
Particular care must be taken in order to avoid dust
and dirt getting into the fuel system. Entrance of dust
and dirt causes malfunction of the fuel pump.
(1) Pipe clamps
(2) Fuel line
(3) Fuel filter
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BAdjusting Fan belt Tension
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key
before checking belt tension.
Proper fan belt
tension
(1) Fuel pump
(2) Fuel filter
A If the fuel line is removed, be sure to properly bleed the
fuel system.
(See "Bleeding Fuel System" in "SERVICE AS
REQUIRED" in "PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE
TRACTOR" section.)
A deflection of between 7 to 9 mm
(0.28 to 0.35 in.) when the belt is
pressed in the middle of the span.
1. Stop the engine and remove the key.
2. Apply moderate thumb pressure to belt between
pulleys.
3. If tension is incorrect, loosen the alternator mounting
bolts and, using a lever placed between the alternator
and the engine block, pull the alternator out until the
deflection of the belt falls within acceptable limits.
4. Replace fan belt if it is damaged.
(1) Bolt
(A) Check the belt tension
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BAdjusting HST Neutral Spring (for Speed
Control Pedal)
To avoid personal injury:
A Do not operate if tractor moves on level ground
with foot off speed control pedal.
A If tractor moves on level ground with foot off
the pedal, or, if the pedal is too slow in
returning to "NEUTRAL" position when
removing the foot from the pedal, consult your
local KUBOTA Dealer.
1. Release the parking brake.
2. Loosen the lock nut and turn the turnbuckle to adjust
the rod length so that the brake pedal free travel is 10
mm (0.4 in.)
3. Extend the turnbuckle 1 additional turn.
4. Retighten the lock nut.
5. Depress the brake pedal several times and make sure
the brake pedal free travel is from 25 to 35 mm (1.0 to
1.4 in.)
The HST neutral spring located under the front right side
of the fender can adjust returning speed of speed control
pedal. Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for service.
(1) HST neutral spring
(2) Adjusting nut
BAdjusting Brake Pedal
To avoid personal injury:
A Stop the engine, remove the key, lower the
implement to the ground, and chock the wheels
before checking brake pedal.
A Even if the brake pedal free travel is within the
limitation, adjust the brake pedal following the
procedure below.
A If you are not able to adjust, consult your local
KUBOTA Dealer.
Proper brake
pedal free travel
25 to 35 mm (1.0 to 1.4 in.)
on the pedal
(1) Lock nut
(2) Turnbuckle
(A) Free travel
(B) Right rear tire
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EVERY 200 HOURS
BReplacing Engine Oil Filter
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key
before changing the oil filter cartridge.
A Allow engine to cool down sufficiently, oil can
be hot and can burn.
1. Remove the oil filter.
2. Put a film of clean engine oil on the rubber seal of the
new filter.
3. Tighten the filter quickly until it contacts the mounting
surface.
Tighten filter by hand an additional 1/2 turn only.
4. After the new filter has been replaced, the engine oil
normally decreases a little. Make sure that the engine
oil does not leak through the seal and be sure to check
the oil level on the dipstick. Then, replenish the engine
oil up to the prescribed level.
5. Properly dispose of used oil.
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BChanging Engine Oil
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key
before changing the oil.
A Allow engine to cool down sufficiently, oil can
be hot and can burn.
1. To drain the used oil, remove the drain plug at the
bottom of the engine and drain the oil completely into
the oil pan.
All the used oil can be drained out easily when the
engine is still warm.
2. After draining reinstall the drain plug.
3. Fill with the new oil up to the upper notch on the
dipstick.
(See "LUBRICANTS" in "MAINTENANCE OF THE
TRACTOR" section.)
4. Properly dispose of used oil.
Oil capacity with filter
3.1 L (3.3 U.S.qts.)
(1) Engine oil filter
A To prevent serious damage to the engine, use only a
KUBOTA genuine filter.
(1) Oil inlet
(2) Dipstick
(1) Drain plug
(A) Oil level is acceptable within this range
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BReplacing Transmission Oil Filter
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine before changing the
oil filter cartridge.
A Allow engine to cool down sufficiently, oil can
be hot and can burn.
1. Remove the oil filter.
2. Put a film of clean transmission oil on rubber seal of
new filter.
3. Tighten the filter quickly until it contacts the mounting
surface.
Tighten filter by hand an additional 1/2 turn only.
4. After the new filter has been replaced, the
transmission fluid level will decrease a little. Make sure
that the transmission fluid does not leak through the
seal, and check the fluid level.
Top up if necessary.
5. Properly dispose of used oil.
BAdjusting Toe-in
1. Park tractor on a firm, flat and level place.
2. Turn steering wheel so that front wheels are in the
straight ahead position.
3. Lower the implement to the ground, lock the parking
brake, stop the engine and remove the key.
4. Measure distance between tire beads at front of tire,
hub height.
5. Measure distance between tire beads at rear of tire,
hub height.
6. Front distance should be 0 to 5 mm (0 to 0.2 in.) less
than rear distance. If not, adjust tie rod length.
(A) Wheel - to - wheel distance at rear
(B) Wheel - to - wheel distance at front
(C) "FRONT"
C Adjusting procedure
1. Loosen the lock nut and turn the tie rod to adjust the
rod length until the proper toe-in measurement is
obtained.
2. Retighten the lock nut.
(1) Filter
A To prevent serious damage to the hydraulic system,
use only a KUBOTA genuine filter.
(1) Lock nuts
(2) Tie rod
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EVERY 400 HOURS
BAdjusting Front Axle Pivot
If the front axle pivot pin adjustment is not correct, front
wheel vibration can occur causing vibration in the steering
wheel.
C Adjusting procedure
Remove the split pin, tighten the adjusting nut (tightening
torque 20 N-m, 2.0 kgf-m, 15 lbf-ft), then make sure that
one of the nut slots aligns with the split pin hole, tighten
the nut slightly if necessary to align. Replace the split pin.
(1) Drain plug
(1) Adjusting nut
(2) Split pin
BChanging Transmission Fluid
To avoid personal injury:
A Allow engine to cool down sufficiently, oil can
be hot and can burn.
1. To drain the used oil, remove the drain plug at the
bottom of the transmission case and drain the oil
completely into the oil pan.
2. After draining reinstall the drain plug.
3. Clean the transmission strainer.
4. Fill with new KUBOTA SUPER UDT fluid up to the
upper notch on the dipstick.
(See "LUBRICANTS" in "MAINTENANCE OF THE
TRACTOR" section and "DAILY CHECK" in
"PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR" section.)
5. After running the engine for a few minutes, stop it and
check the oil level again, add oil to prescribed level.
6. Properly dispose of used oil.
Oil capacity
11.6 L (3.1 U.S. gals.)
(1) Oil inlet
(2) Dipstick
(A) Oil level is acceptable within
this range.
A Do not operate the tractor immediately after changing
the transmission fluid.
Run the engine at medium speed for a few minutes to
prevent damage to the transmission.
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BCleaning Transmission Strainer
BChanging Front Axle Case Oil
When changing the transmission fluid, disassemble and
rinse the strainer with nonflammable solvent to completely
clean off filings.
When reassembling be careful not to damage the parts.
1. Park the machine on a firm, flat and level surface.
2. To drain the used oil, remove the right and left drain
plugs and oil gauge at the front axle case and drain
the oil completely into the oil pan.
3. After draining reinstall the drain plugs.
4. Remove the right and left breather plugs.
5. Fill with new oil up to the upper notch on the dipstick.
(See "LUBRICANTS" in "MAINTENANCE OF THE
TRACTOR" section.)
A After ten minutes, check the oil level again; add oil to
prescribed level.
6. After filling, reinstall the oil gauge and breather plugs.
Oil capacity
(1) Strainer
(2) Filter plate
A Since the fine filings in the oil can damage the
precision component parts of the hydraulic system, the
end of the suction line is provided with an oil strainer.
(1) Breather plug
(2) Oil gauge with dipstick
(3) Drain plug
4.7 L (5.0 U.S.qts.)
(A) Oil level is acceptable
within this range
BReplacing Fuel Filter Element
Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this service.
EVERY 800 HOURS
BAdjusting Engine Valve Clearance
Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this service.
EVERY 1000 HOURS OR 1 YEAR
BReplacing Air Cleaner Element
Replace every 1000 hours or every 1 year whichever
comes faster.
(See "Cleaning Air Cleaner Element" in "EVERY 100
HOURS" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.)
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EVERY 1500 HOURS
BChecking Fuel Injection Nozzle Injection
Pressure
Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this service.
EVERY 2000 HOURS OR 2 YEARS
Be sure to do the following service once every 2000 hours
or every 2 years whichever comes faster.
BFlushing Cooling System and Changing
Coolant
To avoid personal injury or death:
A Do not remove radiator cap while coolant is
hot. When cool, slowly rotate cap to the first
stop and allow sufficient time for excess
pressure to escape before removing the cap
completely.
1. Stop the engine and let cool down.
2. To drain the coolant, open the radiator drain plug and
remove radiator cap. The radiator cap must be
removed to completely drain the coolant.
3. After all coolant is drained, close the drain plug.
4. Fill with clean soft water and cooling system cleaner.
5. Follow directions of the cleaner instruction.
6. After flushing, fill with clean soft water and anti-freeze
until the coolant level is just below the radiator cap.
Install the radiator cap securely.
7. Fill with coolant up to the "H" mark on the recovery
tank.
8. Start and operate the engine for few minutes.
9. Stop the engine and let cool.
10. Check coolant level of recovery tank and add coolant
if necessary.
Coolant capacity
(With recovery tank)
(1) Radiator cap
3.1 L (3.3 U.S. qts.)
(1) Drain plug
A Do not start engine without coolant.
A Use clean, fresh soft water and anti-freeze to fill the
radiator and recovery tank.
A When mixing the anti-freeze with water, the anti-freeze
mixing ratio is 50 %.
A Securely tighten radiator cap. If the cap is loose or
improperly fitted, water may leak out and the engine
could overheat.
BAnti-Freeze
To avoid personal injury or death:
A When using antifreeze, put on some protection
such as rubber gloves (Antifreeze contains
poison.).
A If should drink antifreeze, throw up at once and
take medical attention.
A When antifreeze comes in contact with the skin
or clothing, wash it off immediately.
A Do not mix different types of Antifreeze.
The mixture can produce chemical reaction
causing harmful substances.
A Antifreeze is extremely flammable and
explosive under certain conditions. Keep fire
and children away from antifreeze.
A When draining fluids from the engine, place
some container underneath the engine body.
A Do not pour waste onto the grounds, down a
drain, or into any water source.
A Also, observe the relevant environmental
protection regulations when disposing of
antifreeze.
If it freezes, coolant can damage the cylinders and
radiator. If the ambient temperature falls below 0
(32 ) or before a long-term storage, let out cooling water
completely, or mix fresh water with long-life coolant and fill
the radiator and recovery tank with the mixture.
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1. Long-life coolant (hereafter LLC) comes in several
types. Use ethylene glycol (EG) type for this engine.
2. Before employing LLC-mixed cooling water, fill the
radiator with fresh water and empty it again.
Repeat this procedure 2 or 3 times to clean up the
inside.
3. Mixing the LLC
Put the LLC in cooling water in the percentage (%) for
a target temperature. When mixing, stir it up well, and
then fill into the radiator.
4. The procedure for the mixing of water and antifreeze
differs according to the make of the antifreeze and the
ambient temperature. Refer to SAE J1034 standard,
more specifically also to SAE J814c.
A When mixing the antifreeze with water, the anti-freeze
mixing ratio is 50%.
Vol %
Anti-freeze
40
50
Freezing Point
-24
-37
-12
-34
Boiling Point*
106
108
222
226
D At 1.013 x 10 Pa (760mmHg) pressure (atmospheric).
A higher boiling point is obtained by using a radiator
pressure cap which permits the development of
pressure within the cooling system.
5. Adding the LLC
(1) Add only water if the mixture reduces in amount
by evaporation.
(2) If there is a mixture leak, add the LLC of the same
manufacturer and type in the same mixture
percentage.
D Never add any long-life coolant of different
manufacturer. (Different brands may have
different additive components, and the engine
may fail to perform as specified.)
6. When the LLC is mixed, do not employ any radiator
cleaning agent. The LLC contains anticorrosive agent.
If mixed with the cleaning agent, sludge may build up,
adversely affecting the engine parts.
7. Kubota's genuine long-life coolant has a service life of
2 years. Be sure to change the coolant every 2000
hours or 2 years whichever comes faster.
A The above data represent industry standards that
necessitate a minimum glycol content in the
concentrated antifreeze.
A When the coolant level drops due to evaporation, add
water only to keep the antifreeze mixing ratio less than
50%. In case of leakage, add antifreeze and water in
the specified mixing ratio before filling in to the
radiator.
A Anti-freeze absorbs moisture. Keep unused antifreeze in a tightly sealed container.
A Do not use radiator cleaning agents when anti-freeze
has been added to the coolant. (Anti-freeze contains
an anti-corrosive agent, which will react with the
radiator cleaning agent forming sludge which will
affect the engine parts.)
EVERY 3000 HOURS
BChecking Injection Pump
Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this service.
EVERY 1 YEAR
BChecking Radiator Hoses and Clamps
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key
before checking radiator hose and clamp.
1. If hose clamps are loose or water leaks, tighten bands
securely.
2. Replace hoses and tighten hose clamps securely, if
radiator hoses are swollen, hardened or cracked.
3. Properly dispose of used coolant.
Replace hoses and hose clamps if you checked and
found that hoses are swollen, hardened or cracked.
(1) Radiator hoses (2 pcs)
(2) Hose clamps (4 pcs)
C Precaution at Overheating
Take the following actions in the event the coolant
temperature be nearly or more than the boiling point, what
is called "Overheating".
1. Stop the machine operation in a safe place and keep
the engine idling unloaded.
2. Don't stop the engine suddenly, but stop it after about
5 minutes of unloaded idling.
3. Keep yourself well away from the machine for an
additional 10 minutes or until the steam has blown out.
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4. Checking that there is no danger such as burn, get rid
of the causes of overheating according to the manual,
see "TROUBLESHOOTING" section, and then, start
the engine again.
BChecking Power Steering Line
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key
before checking power steering line.
1. Check to see that all lines are tight and not damaged.
2. If hoses are found to be worn or damaged, replace or
repair them at once.
(1) Pipe clamps
(2) Fuel line
(3) Fuel filter
(1) Power steering pressure hose
BChecking Fuel Lines
To avoid personal injury:
A Stop the engine and remove the key before
checking fuel lines and fuel filter.
A Check the fuel lines periodically. The fuel lines
are subject to wear and aging. Fuel may leak
out onto the running engine, causing a fire.
1. The fuel line is made of rubber and ages regardless of
service period.
2. After inspection, if the fuel line and clamps are found
damaged or deteriorated, replace them.
3. Check fuel filter, if it is clogged by debris or
contaminated by water, replace it.
A When the fuel line is disconnected for maintenance or
repair, plug both ends of the fuel line with a clean plug
of suitable size to prevent dust and dirt from entering.
Particular care must be taken in order to avoid dust
and dirt getting into the fuel system. Entrance of dust
and dirt causes malfunction of the fuel pump.
(1) Fuel pump
(2) Fuel filter
A If the fuel line is removed, be sure to properly bleed the
fuel system.
(See "Bleeding Fuel System" in "SERVICE AS
REQUIRED" in "PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE
TRACTOR" section.)
BChecking Intake Air Line
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to stop the engine and remove the key
before checking intake air line.
1. Check to see that hose and hose clamps are tight and
not damaged.
2. If hose and clamps are found to be worn or damaged,
replace or repair them at once.
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SERVICE AS REQUIRED
BBleeding Fuel System
Air must be removed:
1. When the fuel filter or lines are removed.
2. When the tank is completely empty.
3. After the tractor has not been used for a long period of
time.
C Bleeding procedure is as follows:
1. Fill the fuel tank with fuel.
(1) Hose
(2) Hose clamp
BChecking Engine Breather Hose
Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this service.
EVERY 4 YEARS
BReplacing Radiator Hose (Water pipes)
Replace the hoses and clamp bands every 4 years or
earlier if you checked and found that hoses are swollen,
hardened or cracked. Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer
for this service.)
BReplacing Power Steering Hose
Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this service.
BReplacing Fuel Lines
Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this service.
BReplacing Engine Breather Hose
Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this service.
BReplacing Intake Air Line
Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for this service.
(1) Fuel pump
(2) Fuel filter
2. Turn the key switch to "ON" position for about 30
seconds. Doing so allows fuel pump to work and pump
air out of the fuel system.
3. Start the engine and run for about 30 seconds, and
then stop the engine.
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BReplacing Fuse
The tractor electrical system is protected from potential
damage by fuses.
A blown fuse indicates that there is an overload or short
somewhere in the electrical system.
If any of the fuses should blow, replace with a new one of
the same capacity.
A Before replacing a blown fuse, determine why the fuse
blew and make any necessary repairs. Failure to
follow this procedure may result in serious damage to
the tractor electrical system. Refer to the
troubleshooting section of this manual or your local
KUBOTA Dealer for specific information dealing with
electrical problems.
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C Protected circuit
[Fuse box]
FUSE No.
CAPACITY (A)
(1)
15
SOLENOID
(2)
15
HAZARD
(3)
15
ACC
(4)
20
WORKING LIGHT
(5)
10
DC OUTLET
(6)
10
TIMER RELAY
CAPACITY (A)
Slow blow Fuse (50A)
Protected circuit
Protected circuit
Check circuit against
wrong battery connection
BReplacing Light Bulb
1. Head light
Take the bulb out of the light body and replace with a
new one.
2. Other lights
Detach the lens and replace the bulb.
Light
Head light
37.5W
Tail light
12.8W
Hazard light
(1) Fuse box
(1) Slow blow fuse
Capacity
23W
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MAINTENANCE OF THE LOADER
MAINTENANCE OF THE LOADER
RE-TIGHTENING OF HARDWARE
To avoid personal injury:
A Be sure to check and service the tractor on a
flat surface with the bucket on the ground,
engine shut off, the key removed and the
parking brake on.
LUBRICATION
1. Lubricate all grease fittings every 10 hours of
operation. Also, lubricate joints of control lever linkage
every 10 hours. High quality grease designating
"extreme pressure" and containing Molybdenum
disulfide is recommended. This grease may specify
"Moly EP" on its label.
2. Daily before operation, check the tractor hydraulic fluid
level. If low, add as described in "PERIODIC
SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR" section. Also change
the filter element and the hydraulic fluid as
recommended in "PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE
TRACTOR" section.
After 20 to 30 hours of initial loader operation, re-tighten
all mounting bolts and nuts to the required torque value as
specified in the "Tightening Torque Chart".
BTightening Bolts and Nuts
Tighten all bolts and nuts with required torque.
Location
Bolt / Nut
Required Torque
Main frame
M14
bolts or nuts
147 N-m
(15.0 kgf-m)
(108 lbf-ft)
A Before finally tightening all mounting hardware, start
the engine and apply down pressure to the bucket until
the loader raises the front wheels slightly, and make
sure that the mounting pins can be rotated easily.
Tighten all bolts and nuts in this position.
MAINTENANCE OF THE LOADER
DAILY CHECKS
1. Check all hardware daily before operation.
Tighten hardware to torque values as specified in the
"Tightening Torque Chart".
2. With the engine off and the bucket on the ground,
inspect all hoses for cuts or wear. Check for signs of
leaks and make sure all fittings are tight.
To avoid serious personal injury:
A Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure can
have sufficient force to penetrate skin, causing
serious personal injury. Before disconnecting
lines, be sure to relieve all pressure.
Before applying pressure to system, be sure all
connections are tight and that lines, tubes, and
hoses are not damaged.
Fluid escaping from a very small hole can be
almost invisible. Use a piece of cardboard or
wood, rather than hands, to search for
suspected leaks.
EVERY 50 HOURS
BChecking main frame bolt and nut torque
To avoid serious injury:
A Never operate front loader with a loose main
frame.
A Any time bolts and nuts are loosened, retighten
to specified torque.
A Check all bolts and nuts frequently and keep
them tight.
Check main frame bolts and nuts regularly especially
when new. If they are loose, tighten them as follows.
(1) Tightening torque : 147 N-m (15.0 kgf-m, 108 lbf-ft)
(1) Hydraulic line
(2) Cardboard
(3) Magnifying glass
If injured by escaping fluid, see a doctor at
once. Serious infection or allergic reaction will
develop if proper medical treatment is not
administered immediately.
A When removing the engine side covers, be
careful not to touch hot loader cylinders.
Allow all surfaces to cool before performing
maintenance.
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MAINTENANCE OF THE BACKHOE
MAINTENANCE OF THE BACKHOE
DAILY CHECKS
To avoid personal injury:
A Never make any repairs, service or
adjustments when the hydraulic system is
under pressure, when the engine is running or
when any backhoe cylinder is under load.
A Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure can
have sufficient force to penetrate skin, causing
serious personal injury. Before disconnecting
lines, be sure to relieve all pressure. Before
applying pressure to system, be sure all
connections are tight and that lines, pipes and
hoses are not damaged.
Fluid escaping from a very small hole can be
almost invisible. Do not use hands to search
for suspected leak, use a piece of cardboard or
wood. If injured by escaping fluid, see a doctor
at once. Serious infection or allergic reaction
will develop if proper medical treatment is not
administered immediately.
1. The backhoe is run by the tractor hydraulic system.
Daily before operation, check the tractor hydraulic
level. If low, replenish the oil as described in
"PERIODIC SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR" section.
Also check the filter screen and change the hydraulic
fluid as recommended in "PERIODIC SERVICE OF
THE TRACTOR" section.
(1) Oil port
(2) Dipstick
2. Check all hardware before daily operation. Tighten
hardware to torque values as specified in the "General
torque specification".
3. With the engine off and the bucket on the ground,
inspect all hoses for cuts or wear. Check for signs of
leaks and make sure all fittings are tight.
4. For safe operation, check that the mounting pin slide
bar is inserted into the hole of the main frame before
operation.
(1) Hydraulic line
(2) Cardboard
(3) Magnifying glass
(1) Mounting pin
(2) Slide bar
MAINTENANCE OF THE BACKHOE
LUBRICATION
Lubricate all grease fittings every 10 hours of operation.
High quality grease designated "extreme pressure" and
containing Molybdenum disulfide is recommended. This
grease may specify "Moly Ep" on its label.
99
BUCKET SERVICE
To avoid personal injury:
A When servicing or repairing pins in cylinder
ends, bucket, etc., always use a brass drift and
hammer. Failure to do so could result in injury
from flying metal fragments.
BChanging the Backhoe Bucket
Changing the backhoe bucket becomes necessary as the
type of job to be accomplished changes. In most backhoe
operations, this is a common occurrence.
By using the following instructions, this job will be quick
and easy. Always select a smooth level area to change
buckets.
Place the bucket to be installed on its bottom, near the
backhoe dipperstick and the bucket to be removed.
Position the bucket to be removed, hydraulically, into this
"NATURAL" position, just touching the ground.
BChanging the Bucket Teeth
The bucket teeth are locked with bolts on the bucket. Even
though the teeth are heat-treated and hard, they will
eventually need replacement. As the teeth become worn,
the resistance of digging will increase. When the teeth are
worn, install new teeth using new bolts.
Bucket teeth may be removed and stored when drainage
work is required. This type of work may not require
trenching teeth.
(1) Bucket
(2) Bucket teeth
(3) Bolt
100 MAINTENANCE OF THE BACKHOE
BGeneral torque specification
American standard cap screws
with UNC or UNF threads
SAE grade No.
GR5 or GR8
Metric cap screws
Property class
8.8
Approx. SAE GR5
1/4
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
7.2 to 8.6
9.8 to 11.7
1.0 to 1.2
M6
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
7.2 to 8.3
9.8 to 11.2
1.0 to 1.1
5/16
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
14 to 17
19 to 23.1
1.9 to 2.4
M8
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
17.4 to 20.2
23.6 to 27.4
2.4 to 2.8
3/8
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
25 to 30
33.9 to 40.7
3.5 to 4.2
M10
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
35.5 to 41.2
48.1 to 55.8
4.9 to 5.7
1/2
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
65 to 78
88.1 to 105.8
9.0 to 10.8
M12
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
57.2 to 66.5
77.5 to 90.1
7.9 to 9.2
9/16
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
90 to 108
122 to 146.4
12.4 to 14.9
M14
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
91.2 to 108
124 to 147
12.6 to 15.0
5/8
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
130 to 156
176.3 to 211.5
18.0 to 21.6
M16
(lbf-ft)
(N-m)
(kgf-m)
145 to 166
196 to 225
20.0 to 23.0
Top of bolt
Length
STORAGE OF THE TRACTOR 101
STORAGE OF THE TRACTOR
To avoid personal injury or death:
A Do not clean the machine while the engine is
running.
A To avoid the danger of exhaust fume
poisoning, do not operate the engine in a
closed building without proper ventilation.
A When storing, remove the key from the key
switch to avoid unauthorized persons from
operating the tractor and getting injured.
TRACTOR STORAGE
If you intend to store your tractor for an extended period
of time, follow the procedures outlined below. These
procedures will insure that the tractor is ready to operate
with minimum preparation when it is removed from
storage.
1. Check the bolts and nuts for looseness, and tighten if
necessary.
2. Apply grease to tractor areas where bare metal will
rust also to pivot areas.
3. Detach the weights from the tractor body.
4. Inflate the tires to a pressure a little higher than usual.
5. Change the engine oil and run the engine to circulate
oil throughout the engine block and internal moving
parts for about 5 minutes.
6. With all implements lowered to the ground, coat any
exposed hydraulic cylinder piston rods with grease.
7. Remove the battery from the tractor. Store the battery
following the battery storage procedures.
(See "Battery" in "EVERY 100 HOURS" in "PERIODIC
SERVICE OF THE TRACTOR" section.)
8. Keep the tractor in a dry place where the tractor is
sheltered from the elements. Cover the tractor.
9. Store the tractor indoors in a dry area that is protected
from sunlight and excessive heat. If the tractor must be
stored outdoors, cover it with a waterproof tarpaulin.
Jack the tractor up and place blocks under the front
and rear axles so that all 4 tires are off the ground.
Keep the tires out of direct sunlight and extreme heat.
A When washing the tractor, be sure to stop the engine.
Allow sufficient time for the engine to cool before
washing.
A Cover the tractor after the muffler and the engine have
cooled down.
REMOVING THE TRACTOR FROM
STORAGE
1. Check the tire air pressure and inflate the tires if they
are low.
2. Jack the tractor up and remove the support blocks
from under the front and rear axles.
3. Install the battery. Before installing the battery, be sure
it is fully charged.
4. Check the fan belt tension.
5. Check all fluid levels (engine oil, transmission/
hydraulic oil, engine coolant and any attached
implements).
6. Start the engine. Observe all gauges. If all gauges are
functioning properly and reading normal, move the
tractor outside. Once outside, park the tractor and let
the engine idle for at least 5 minutes. Shut the engine
off and walk around tractor and make a visual
inspection looking for evidence of oil or water leaks.
7. With the engine fully warmed up, release the parking
brake and test the brakes for proper adjustment as you
move forward. Adjust the brakes as necessary.
102 REMOVING THE LOADER
REMOVING THE LOADER
To avoid personal injury:
A Make sure an approved bucket is attached
before removing the loader from the tractor.
A For removing the loader, choose flat and hard
ground, preferably concrete.
A If the ground surface is soft, place suitable
planks on the ground for the bucket and stand.
A When starting the engine or using the loader
control lever, always sit in the operator's seat.
A Make sure the bucket and stand are at ground
level.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Raise the boom until the stand can be rotated.
Stop the engine.
Remove the spring pin holding the stand to the boom.
Slide the stand leftward and rotate it until the hole in
the stand and pin on the boom are aligned.
Then slide the stand rightward and insert the spring pin
as shown.
(1) Stand
A Lift the front wheels with the bucket. Do not attempt to
lift them with the stand.
8. Stop the engine.
9. Remove the mounting pins from the loader side frame
and retain them in the plate of side frame.
(1) Stand
(2) Spring pin
5. Start the engine and run at idle.
6. Dump the bucket approximately 20 degrees.
7. Lower the boom and raise the front wheels slightly.
(1) Mounting pin
REMOVING THE LOADER 103
10. Start the engine and run at idle. Slowly move the
loader control lever to rollback position to raise the
loader side frames up and out of the receivers of the
main frames as shown.
STORAGE OF THE LOADER
1. Store the loader in a clean dry place.
2. Make sure the loader is properly supported.
3. Attach the protective plugs and caps to the couplers to
protect from dust.
(1) Loader control lever
11. Stop the engine.
12. Slowly release all hydraulic pressure by moving the
loader control lever in all directions.
13. Disconnect the 4 hoses with quick couplers at the
control valve and place them on the right side of the
boom.
14. Place the protective caps and plugs on the quick
coupler ends.
(1) Protective plug
15. Start the engine and slowly back the tractor away from
the loader.
4. Check hydraulic hoses and connections. Repair or
replace if necessary.
5. Repair or replace any worm, damaged or missing
parts.
6. Lubricate loader as described "LUBRICATION" in
"MAINTENANCE OF THE LOADER" section.
7. Apply a coat of grease to all exposed cylinder rods and
mounting pins to prevent rust.
8. Repaint worn or scratched parts.
104 REINSTALLING THE LOADER
REINSTALLING THE LOADER
To avoid personal injury:
A When starting the engine and operating the
control lever, always sit in the operator's seat.
4. Start the engine and run at idle.
5. Slowly move the loader control lever to dump position
to lower the side frames into the main frames and
engage the bosses of the main frames to the guide
bosses of the side frames. Then lift the front wheels
slightly with the loader.
1. Slowly drive the tractor between the loader side
frames until the rear portion of both side frames
touches the main frames as shown.
(1) Loader control lever
(1) Side frame
(2) Main frame
2. Stop the engine.
3. Connect four hoses with couplers to the nipples on the
control valve as indicated with color marks. Then
connect the protective caps and plugs to each other.
A Do not attempt to lift the front wheels with the stand.
6. Stop the engine. Reinstall the mounting pins and
secure them with the locking rods.
(1) Mounting pin
(1) Hoses
REINSTALLING THE LOADER 105
7. Start the engine.
8. Raise the boom until the stand can be rotated.
9. Stop the engine.
10. Store the stand to their original positions and secure it
with the spring pin as shown.
(1) Stand
(2) Spring pin
11. Start the engine.
12. Lower the boom and level the bucket.
106 REMOVING THE BACKHOE
REMOVING THE BACKHOE
REMOVAL OF THE BACKHOE
3. Keep the stabilizer pads at about 381 mm (15.0 in.)
high.
To avoid personal injury:
A Before starting the engine, always sit in the
tractor operator's seat.
A Before getting off the tractor, make sure that
PTO lever is off and range gear shift lever is in
neutral. Then set the parking brake.
A Keep hands, feet and body from between
tractor and backhoe. Never allow any part of
body under the machine.
A Before leaving the backhoe operator's seat,
fully lower the boom to the ground.
A Before removing the backhoe, set the swing
lock pin.
A Before removing the backhoe, set the engine speed
low idle.
A For removing the backhoe, locate the tractor / loader /
backhoe on a flat level and hard surface, preferably
concrete.
If the surface is soft, place a board on the ground for
the bucket and stabilizers.
(A) 381 mm (15.0 in.)
4. Raise the rear wheels slightly with the boom and
remove the mounting pins.
1. Set the swing lock pin to prevent the pivoting of the
boom before removing the backhoe.
(1) Mounting pin
5. Put the mounting pins in the holes on the step of the
backhoe.
(1) Swing lock pin
2. Stand beside the rear tire, fully close the dipperstick,
curl the bucket and lower the boom until the back of
bucket contacts the ground.
(1) Mounting pins
REMOVING THE BACKHOE 107
6. Slowly raise the boom to disengage the backhoe from
the tractor.
7. Raise the backhoe by operating the stabilizers to the
lowering direction until the mount bars hit to the guide
stopper on the support hooks.
9. Lower the main frame and swing frame onto the
ground by operating the boom and stabilizer control
levers.
(1) Main frame
(2) Swing frame
10. Shut off the engine and set the parking brake.
11. Slowly release all hydraulic pressure by moving the
backhoe hydraulic control levers in all directions.
12. Disconnect hydraulic hoses in the following manner:
(1) Disconnect the inlet, outlet and power beyond
hoses from the tractor.
(2) Connect tractor's outlet hose to the coupler of
power beyond pipe.
(1) Guide stopper
(2) Mount bar
(3) Support hook
8. Move the tractor forward from the backhoe about 203
mm (8.0 in.)
A Be careful not to damage or break the hoses when
moving the tractor.
(1) Outlet hose (tractor)
(A) To be connected
(2) Power beyond pipe (tractor)
13. Restart the engine.
Then drive the tractor / loader slowly away from the
backhoe.
14. Shut the engine off and remove the key from the
tractor. Set the parking brake.
A The entire 3-point hitch can now be reinstalled on the
tractor for use with other rear mount implements.
A Be sure that there is sufficient ballast in the rear tires
and an implement is attached to the 3-point hitch
before using the loader with backhoe removed.
108 REMOVING THE BACKHOE
STORAGE OF THE BACKHOE
1. Store the backhoe in a dry place.
2. Apply a coat of grease to all exposed cylinder rods to
prevent rusting.
3. If the backhoe is being stored outside, cover the
backhoe with suitable weather cover. This will keep
moisture, dirt and other airborne debris from getting
into the system.
4. Repair or replace any worn, damaged or missing
parts.
A When storing the backhoe, install the dust caps onto
the backhoe's hydraulic nipples to prevent
contamination.
REINSTALLING THE BACKHOE 109
REINSTALLING THE BACKHOE
To avoid personal injury or death:
A When starting the engine, always sit in the
operator's seat.
A When getting off the tractor, make sure that
PTO lever is "OFF" and range gear shift lever is
in "NEUTRAL". Set the parking brake.
A Keep hands, feet and body from between
tractor and backhoe. Never allow any part of
body under the machine.
To avoid personal injury:
A Make sure the tractor PTO is disengaged.
A Before reinstalling the backhoe, set the engine speed
to low idle.
A Make sure both hoses are firmly connected before
starting the engine.
7. Restart the engine.
To avoid personal injury or death:
A Do not move the joystick control lever to the
swing position.
8. Stand beside the rear tire. Move the boom to fully
raising position and raise the backhoe by operating the
stabilizers until the mount bar on the backhoe main
frame is slightly higher than the tractor main frame
support hooks.
A If the support hooks are not parallel to the mount bars,
adjust with the stabilizers.
1. Remove the 3-point hitch and / or drawbar. (if
equipped)
2. Detach the mower, if attached in position.
3. Make sure the swing lock pin is installed.
4. Slowly back the tractor / loader, centering to the
backhoe main frame.
Stop the tractor 254 to 304 mm (10.0 to 12.0 in.) away
from the backhoe.
5. Shut the engine off and set the parking brake.
6. Connect the inlet, outlet and power beyond hoses of
the backhoe to the outlet hose, power beyond pipe
and return pipe of the tractor.
(1) Mount bar
(2) Support hook
(1) Inlet hose (Backhoe)
(2) Outlet hose (Backhoe)
(3) Power beyond hose (Backhoe)
(4) Outlet hose (Tractor)
(5) Return pipe (Tractor)
(6) Power beyond pipe (Tractor)
110 REINSTALLING THE BACKHOE
9. Move the tractor backward until the support hooks on
the tractor main frame are just beneath the mount bars
on the backhoe main frame.
A If the slide bar of the mounting pins is inserted to the
upper hole, the mounting pin comes off and the
backhoe might come off. Therefore, please make sure
to insert the slide bar to the lower hole.
A Move the tractor / loader / backhoe to an open area
and cycle all backhoe functions. This will check their
operation and flow oil back through the system,
filtering it and refilling each circuit. Check the hydraulic
oil level before putting the backhoe into full operation.
See "MAINTENANCE OF THE TRACTOR" section for
oil type and correct level.
(1) Guide stop
(2) Mount bar
(3) Support hook
10. Lower the mount bars onto the support hooks by
operating the stabilizer and boom control levers.
11. Move the boom slowly to the lowering position, and
engage the guide plates of the main frame to the
bosses of sub frame. Then raise the rear wheels
slightly by operating the boom to the lowering
direction.
To avoid serious injury or death:
A Make sure pins are in all the way slide bar
secured and backhoe securely attached.
12. Shut off the engine. Reinstall the mounting pins, and
insert the slide bars of the mounting pins to the lower
hole of the main frame.
(1) Mounting pin
(2) Slide bar
TROUBLESHOOTING 111
TROUBLESHOOTING
ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING
If something is wrong with the engine, refer to the table below for the cause and its corrective measure.
Trouble
Cause
Engine is difficult to start or
won't start.
Countermeasure
A No fuel flow.
A Check the fuel tank and the fuel filter.
Replace filter if necessary.
A Air or water is in the fuel system.
A Check to see if the fuel line coupler bolt and
nut are tight.
A Bleed the fuel system.
(See "Bleeding Fuel System" in "SERVICE AS
REQUIRED" in "PERIODIC SERVICE OF
THE TRACTOR" section.)
A Remove water from the system and replace
the fuel filter.
A In winter, oil viscosity increases, A Use oils of different viscosities, depending on
and engine revolution is slow.
ambient temperatures.
A Use engine block heater. (Option)
A Battery becomes weak and the A Clean battery cables and terminals.
engine does not turn over quick A Charge the battery.
enough.
A In cold weather, always remove the battery
from the engine, charge and store it indoors.
Install it on the tractor only when the tractor is
going to be used.
A Insufficient or dirty fuel.
A The air cleaner is clogged.
A Check the fuel system.
A Clean or replace the element.
A Insufficient fuel.
A Refuel.
A Bleed the fuel system if necessary.
Black
A Fuel quality is poor.
A Too much oil.
A The air cleaner is clogged.
A Change the fuel and fuel filter.
A Check the proper amount of oil.
A Clean or replace the element.
Blue
white
A The inside of exhaust muffler is A Heat the muffler by applying load to the
damp from fuel.
engine.
A Injection nozzle trouble.
A Check the injection nozzle.
A Fuel quality is poor.
A Change the fuel and fuel filter.
Insufficient engine power.
Engine stops suddenly.
Exhaust fumes are
colored.
A Engine overloaded.
A Shift to lower gear or reduce load.
A Low coolant level.
A Fill cooling system to the correct level;
check radiator and hoses for loose
connections or leaks.
A Loose or defective fan belt.
A Adjust or replace fan belt.
Engine overheats.
A Dirty radiator core or grille screens. A Remove all trash.
A Coolant flow route corroded.
If you have any questions, consult your local KUBOTA Dealer.
A Flush cooling system.
112 OPTIONS
OPTIONS
Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for further details.
A 18 x 8.5-10
Turf Tire
A 26 x 12.0-12 Turf Tire
A Engine Block heater
For facilitating starting and reducing warm up period
in cold weather.
A Rear Work Light
For high visibility for night work
A Rear wheel weight
A Sunshade for ROPS
A Tool box
APPENDICES 113
APPENDICES
INDEX
12V Electric Outlet............................................38
3-point Hitch Lowering Speed ..........................48
Air Cleaner Element .........................................84
Air Cleaner Element .........................................90
Anti-Freeze.......................................................91
Attaching and detaching implements ...............46
Battery ..............................................................82
Block Heater (Option).......................................25
Boom & Swing Lever........................................66
Brake Pedal......................................................31
Brake Pedal......................................................79
Brake Pedal......................................................86
Bucket ..............................................................64
Check Chains ...................................................46
Cold Weather Starting ......................................25
Coolant Level ...................................................78
Coolant Temperature Gauge............................36
Cutting Height Control Dial...............................51
Differential Lock................................................38
Dimensions.......................................................10
Dipperstick & Bucket Lever ..............................67
Dipperstick Digging ..........................................68
Directions for Use of Power Steering ...............39
Do not Operate the Tractor at Full Speed for the
First 50 Hours. ..............................................27
Driving to the Job-site.......................................70
Dual Tires .........................................................53
Easy Checker(TM) ...........................................36
Electrical Wiring and Battery Cables ................80
Engine Breather Hose ......................................94
Engine Breather Hose ......................................94
Engine Cover....................................................75
Engine Oil.........................................................87
Engine Oil Filter................................................87
Engine Oil Level ...............................................77
Engine Start System.........................................81
Engine Valve Clearance...................................90
Fan belt Tension...............................................85
Flushing Cooling System and Coolant .............91
Foldable ROPS ................................................29
Front Axle Case Oil ..........................................90
Front Axle Pivot ................................................89
Front Ballast .....................................................55
Front Wheel Drive Lever ..................................33
Front Wheels ................................................... 53
Fuel Filter......................................................... 84
Fuel Filter Element .......................................... 90
Fuel Gauge ...................................................... 36
Fuel Injection Nozzle Injection Pressure ......... 91
Fuel Lines ........................................................ 93
Fuel Lines ........................................................ 94
Fuel System..................................................... 94
Fuse................................................................. 95
Gauges, Meters and Easy Checker(TM) ......... 79
General torque specification .......................... 100
Glove Box ........................................................ 38
Hand Throttle Lever ......................................... 33
Hazard Light Switch......................................... 31
Head Light Switch............................................ 31
Head Light, Hazard Light etc. .......................... 79
Hood ................................................................ 75
Hourmeter/Tachometer ................................... 37
HST Neutral Spring (for Speed Control Pedal) 86
Hydraulic Control ............................................. 48
Hydraulic Control Unit Use Reference Chart ... 52
Hydraulic Outlet ............................................... 49
Immediately Stop the Engine if: ....................... 35
Inflation Pressure............................................. 53
Injection Pump ................................................. 92
Installing the 3-Point Hitch ............................... 47
Intake Air Line.................................................. 93
Intake Air Line.................................................. 94
Lift Capacity (Per SAE J31) ............................. 13
Lifting Rod (Right)............................................ 46
Light Bulb......................................................... 95
Liquid Ballast in Rear Tires.............................. 20
Lubricating Grease Fittings.............................. 80
Lubricating Oil for New Tractors ...................... 27
Main frame bolt and nut torque........................ 97
Movable Parts.................................................. 80
OPC System .................................................... 81
Operating on a Slopes and Rough Terrain ...... 39
Operating the Tractor on a Road ..................... 39
Operator's Seat................................................ 30
Pallet fork......................................................... 64
Panel and Radiator Screen ............................. 79
Parking ............................................................ 37
Parking Brake Pedal ........................................ 33
Power Steering Hose....................................... 94
114 APPENDICES
Power Steering Line .........................................93
PTO Clutch Lever.............................................43
PTO Drive Shaft ...............................................44
PTO Select Lever .............................................42
PTO Shaft Cover and Shaft Cap ......................43
Radiator Hose (Water pipes)............................94
Radiator Hoses and Clamps ............................92
Range Gear Shift Lever (Hi-Lo)........................32
Rear Ballast......................................................55
Rear Wheels.....................................................54
Refueling ..........................................................77
Removing the 3-Point Hitch..............................47
Seat Belt...........................................................22
Seat Belt...........................................................31
Seat Belt and ROPS.........................................79
Specifications ...................................................11
Speed Control Pedal ........................................34
Speed Set Device.............................................34
Spoil Pile Location............................................68
Stabilizer Control Levers ..................................67
Stabilizer pads (Option)....................................69
Stabilizer pads (Standard)................................69
Stationary PTO.................................................43
Stopping ...........................................................35
Straight Wall or Cemetery Digging ...................68
The Backhoe Bucket ........................................99
The Bucket Teeth .............................................99
Tightening Bolts and Nuts ................................96
To Fold the ROPS ............................................27
To Raise the ROPS to Upright Position ...........28
Toe-in ...............................................................88
Top Link............................................................46
Trailer Transporting ..........................................70
Transmission Fluid ...........................................89
Transmission Fluid Level..................................78
Transmission Oil Filter......................................88
Transmission Strainer ......................................90
Transport the Tractor Safely.............................39
Turn Signal Light Switch...................................31
Walk Around Inspection ...................................76
Warm-up and Transmission Oil in the Low
Temperature Range .....................................26
Wheel Bolt Torque............................................82
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