Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2010-05-01Number of Hours: 450
"I bought this used with 250 hours on it. The machine came with a loader which I use all the time. I've welded chain hooks on the loader, useful for lifting and dragging things I can't pick up.
I chose this small model so I could get around our small orchard. The price I pay is that the loader lift capacity is only around 600 lbs. But it is worth it. . .always a trade off.
I bought a used tiller and use it spring and fall. Came with an auger and 10 inch bit which I use once in a while. Came with a four foot brush hog which I spend the most hours with, clearing black berries and keeping the small fields clearer for fire hazard.
Overall, it has been an excellent machine, starts every time and has become a necessity. I couldn't imagine not having it now."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Sips diesel, reliable, well made parts.Cons: Rear lift arms adjustable from the cockpit would be a plus.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA ORI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Scott Schwantes
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2013-05-05Number of Hours: 121
"This is my first compact tractor and so far everything is great. I was surprised by the maintenance costs and OEM accessories. Other than that it's been great very solid and powerful I would eventually like a snow blower and heated cab but now I have a set of turf and ag tires and I mow, till and use the bucket and back blade for snow removal."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy to use.Cons: Kubota parts cost.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA WII also considered buying: John Deere 2350 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2003Date Purchased: 2003-08-30Number of Hours: 400
"Tractor has been excellent so far---absolutely no problems. I recently bought a B4572 backhoe for it, and with the frame reinforcing kit and top link. It performed very well.
My only bitch is that the headlights are subpar for a tractor of this size, it has the standard reverse light bulbs for headlights instead of halogen bulbs."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good value, versatile.Cons: Poor headlights.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by bob guest
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2008-03-28Number of Hours: 320
"Best thing I have put on this tractor was a set of forks that go onto the 3 point hitch, I then got a used pallet and built a 20 inch high box on it. I can move a lot of garden cuttings or fill up the box with split firewood and fill the front loader with firewood have enough wood in front of the house for 2 or 3 days. Also great for carrying all of my gardening tools while leaving the front loader free to use."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy for my wife to run.Cons: HST a little under-powered compared to my neighbors 7510 standard.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Lynn Labrum
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2012-03-15Number of Hours: 168
"We purchased it with a loader & backhoe and have since bought a Woods 4' brush hog . We have used it for grading, landscaping, planting trees, digging out stumps up to 4 foot in diameter, clearing black berries with rock teeth on the bucket as a rake, mowing the lower 3 acres, clearing dead branches & logging debris around the trees.
We are on a side hill and the tractor has performed better than I expected for a 24HP compact tractor. I have moved 600 lb. boulders for a neighbor and cleared rocks on our property for planting grass. My wife has been using the backhoe to dig holes to plant trees 5 foot tall by herself that would have taken at least 2 people to do by hand . Have just bought a BX1500 with a loader & belly mower for mowing where our riding mower can't mow and yard work."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: The 4WD is hard to beat in muddy or steeper hill sides. It is perfect for people with small acreage or want to do landscaping.Cons: Could have a larger fuel tank.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA WAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kubota B7610 HST with Loader and Backhoe
by Sebastian Culbreth
Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2012-09-01Number of Hours: 300
"So, I live in southwestern Costa Rica (which is not in South America, it is in Central America but the option wasn´t available in the required location field) and recently bought a small 3.5 acre plot of land after working on my 1/4 acre lot and a couple of other rented/borrowed fields for several years.
Tired of farming with a shovel and a machete so decided to invest in a tractor. Ï don´t have any previous experience with the things, closest thing is my rototiller. There´s not a huge market for small tractors here. They're kind of unheard of and the only tractors you see are great big ones in sugarcane and pineapple fields.
Little tractors can be gotten here new but they are very expensive, at least half again if not more what they cost up there. Luckily, this guy imported this tractor in 2007 and decided he didn't need it sitting around while he spent most of his time in the US. So I was able to pick it up used for a decent price, with the 352 loader and 4672 backhoe. It had about 250 hrs. of light use when I got it. Dude was a nice guy and went through the trouble of importing it for me, so that´s why the dealer gets a 5 too.
The thing is pretty darn awesome for being a little teeny 23hp tractor. So far I've used it for moving lots of dirt, moving pretty big rocks, and dragging saw logs around. Not mowing manicured lawns.
I am very, very surprised at what this little machine is capable of, so much so that I'm worried that I may be abusing it and it might break, as so often happens to me with new power tools. But, so far it keeps on working. it appears to be a very well made piece of machinery, not a dinky little lawn tractor made of stamped steel, by any means.
I really like that if I want to move a rock that's too big to physically fit in the loader bucket, I can just push it around on the ground wherever I need to go. Not bad for a little 23 hp machine. Welded a little tooth rake and bolted it onto the loader bucket, makes grading and stuff a lot more effective, but its especially cool because it lets me pick up big saw logs and stack them, almost like a forklift. Only has little 3" teeth but works pretty well.
One thing that hasn't been a problem yet, but I don't particularly like about it is this "limiter bar" doohicky that attaches the 3 point backhoe attachment to the tractor. As I understand it, there are also subframe mounts for backhoe attachments that bolt the two pieces together into a rigid structure. The limiter bar kind of lets the backhoe flop around in a disconcerting manner while you're sitting on it working, even with the stabilizer feet put down. its not that bad if you´re careful but the hydraulics are definitely strong enough to bounce the whole thing up and down and shake the whole backhoe around on the back of the tractor.
I think I would really like to be able to bolt the two together with a subframe mount, maybe I´ll get around to fabricating something one of these days. I've seen similar discussions here in the forums, but, like I said, none of this has been a problem, and it may never become one.
Looking forward to welding all types of chisel plows and cultivators and manure spreaders and blah blah blah once I´m done with setting up the basic layout of our land. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Pretty darn powerful, appears well made.Cons: Parts are available down here, but they´re gonna be expensive when I need them.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: SAM OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by harold may
Model year: 2006Date Purchased: 2012-04-01Number of Hours: 260
"Really don't know much yet. Just got tractor home and been servicing it just to get familiar, so far so good. I'll know a lot more by end of summer."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Hydro.Cons: Seat uncomfortable.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA KSI also considered buying: Bobcat CT225, Yanmar 2000D REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2011-12-31Number of Hours: 560
"Just purchased in December and for now it is resting in the garage. I have played with it a couple of times moving snow and it seemed to work fine. I purchased it for the backhoe which I intend to use as soon as spring comes."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Backhoe.Cons: Don't know yet.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
I Should Have Had This Thing 25 Years Ago!
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2008-11-11Number of Hours: 380
"Got mine used, with just over 200 hrs. Came with a 352 loader w/toothbar + hooks, power-angle front plow, R4's and chains. Also have 5' Rhino back-blade, 6' york rake, ballast-box, and 2 wheel trailer. Use it to maintain/plow a steep, quarter-mile, gravel lane; and to grade, move firewood/soil/stone and clear brush on a 10 acre partially wooded site. With the ballast box it's power-to-weight/traction ratio is nearly ideal for any plow/loader work I ask it to do, and even in 4WD it remains surprisingly nimble in the woods.
I've added a skid-plate [which I feel should have been a factory install], shortened the joystick and mounted a rear work light. It came with the seat upgrade.
I've put a couple hundred hours on the tractor and other than routine maintenance, the things that I've had to address were a leaking plug in the transmission case, corrosion abatement on and around the radiator and the skid plate fabrication.
In sum, the 7610 is a pretty slick and durable workhorse, which I sometimes drive just for the joy of it. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Power-to-size/weight ratio, fuel economy, reliability.Cons: Complexity, parts/repair $$, no emergency brake indicator.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NJI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Love my Kubota
by Leonard Lavalier
Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2004-08-04Number of Hours: 635
"Very happy with my Kubota. Also satisfied with my local dealer."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliable.Cons: Would like 3 gear ranges and telescopic lift arms.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: New Holland TC24D REVIEWER'S PHOTOS