Model year: 2003Date Purchased: 2018-08-28Number of Hours: 770
"I bought my BX2200 used with 770 hours and one owner. Having owned John Deere all my life, I was skeptical, but it has proven to be more than I expected.
It is very reliable and trouble free. I have put 50 hours on it and have done nothing but put fuel in, which is just what I hoped for. I just need to get a loader next."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliable, great control positionCons: Treadle pedal takes getting used toType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MII also considered buying: John Deere 2305, John Deere 2210 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
2003 Kubota BX2200
by Jeff Matlock
Model year: 2003Date Purchased: 2004-05-18Number of Hours: 250
"Very good sub-compact tractor for small property owners."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Sub-compact size makes the driving good on smaller propertiesCons: 22 horsepower is sometimes not enough for deep ground implementsType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Front Piston Cracked And Ruined Engine
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2014-08-12Number of Hours: 1876&
"The Kubota dealer said he has never heard of this happening and he does not know why. It is just ridiculous to pay $15,000 for a low-hour machine that can't even last a year. I am looking to find a knock off replacement. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: It is 4-wheel driveCons: Low power not good for grading, blew engine, piston cracked in halfType of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MII also considered buying: John Deere 2010 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Takes everything I throw at it.
Model year: 2003Date Purchased: 2011-11-12Number of Hours: 1284
"My BX takes care of 1 1/4 acre with lots (30+) tree removal and brush burning. Also, snow removal and rototilling.
I bought it used. The previous owner did not do the scheduled maintenance on the transmission.
The issue I have is the rear axle seal housings came loose from the axle housing and started leaking. Had to drain the trans and seal the housing into the axle with red RTV.
Other than that. the unit has taken all the abuse I can give it."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Works like a full size tractorCons: Plastice rear axle seal housing come loose and leak.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA KSI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2001Date Purchased: 2001-05-01Number of Hours: 80
"Powerful, reliable, quality, says it all. The only bad thing is that I do not like the rocker foot control. I had a JD 4100 before this and the JD Twin Touch pedals can not be beat."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: No complaints except the foot control.Cons: Needs a JD style Twin Touch foot control.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NJI also considered buying: Steiner 430, John Deere 700 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Rick Schmiedl
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2008-04-15Number of Hours: 621
"Very happy with performance and durability. Had some problems with leaking hoses and now power steering problems. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Durability.Cons: Steering problems.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA OHI also considered buying: Kubota B7100 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Doesn't Need to Be Huge
Model year: 1999Date Purchased: 2014-04-17Number of Hours: 660
"One of the main reasons I bought my Kubota SCUT was because smallish tractors are a bit difficult to find here in Belize. I actually tried to find a larger one (30-40 HP or so), but I didn't want to wait any longer, and this one was there and ready to go.
It came with a mid-mount 54" finish mower and an LA211 front loader. Well so far I have been quite impressed with him; more powerful than I expected, and economical to run. I believe I paid a fair price and will be pleased with what the little fella can do around here, a 20 acre plot with pastures, ponds and fruit and hardwood orchard."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Economical, powerful, fits in small spots, easy to transport.Cons: 660 hours of unknown history.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: SAM OTI also considered buying: John Deere 3005 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Great Machine Has a Few Common Problems
by Bill Rymer
Model year: 2002Date Purchased: 2014-04-17Number of Hours: 600
"Bought used 220hrs. 60" belly mower,rear blade, FEL; added PTO bagger.
Common problems (mine has had them all) are:
- Hydraulic hoses fail way too often (incl. power steering hoses). Arm and leg to replace some because of access.
- Fuel tank leaks if full and they ALL do apparently.
- Brakes are utterly useless (make sure you are in low range and engine running if you need to stop! Have to use the drive).
- Hood clatter is nuisance when shut off engine. Not a functional problem.
- Bagger is serious and not cheap."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Power, good deck, reliable except for hoses, strong, well made. Lifetime machine.Cons: Hoses,hoses and also hoses. No brakes. Tank leaks if full.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MDI also considered buying: John Deere 2200 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Tough Tractor, Needs Better Hoses
Model year: 2001Date Purchased: 2001-04-04Number of Hours: 900
"10+ years it has been a good-tough work horse tractor overall, very tough with a few complaints. Factory hoses are crap, but Kubota replaced all hydraulic hoses, under, and some after, warranty had expired thanks to a good local dealer.
No problems with engine and drive-train. Hydraulics are a little week for FEL, power steering cylinder has had to be rebuilt twice before 850 hours. Fuel tank has leak if filled up which seems to be very common issue."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good HP, reliable, good quality MMM mows level and clean.Cons: Weak hydraulic flow when using FEL, factory hoses don't last.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2003Date Purchased: 2012-04-21Number of Hours: 400
"A great tractor, very easy to work on for services. Have done all maintenance myself and did not find it expensive to use genuine parts. Had the front axle seal leak and repaired myself with help from this site. overall a good buy but perhaps a bit small but gets everything done in the end."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: A bit small.Cons: Easy to work on and cheap on diesel.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS