Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2014-09-03Number of Hours: 419
"Great tractor and meets all my needs perfectly. My only gripe is the 3-point hitch can be jerky when raising. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Well built, good power, easy to maintain.Cons: Jerky 3 point hitch.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NMI also considered buying: John Deere 2135 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Tough Midsize Tractor
by Ronald Franklin
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-03-13Number of Hours: 300
"My L2800DT is just the right size. Not too large and not too small for my needs. I have about 3 acres to mow with a finish mower and about a 1/2 acre that I garden.
Fuel consumption is great. I have the front loader option and I use it instead of a wheel barrow. I have the gear version. The hydro-stat version seems under powered to me. I have cleared trees and brush with no problems. I would not hesitate to buy again. I highly recommend!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Fuel efficient, lots of power, lot of options. 4 wheel drive, power steering, front end loaderCons: The paint seems to fade quickly when left out in the sun.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA ALI also considered buying: Mahindra 2816, John Deere 2850, New Holland 3010 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
L2800 w/LA524 FEL
by David Roberson
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2013-05-13Number of Hours: 4
"I bought used from an individual and it had 4 hours on it. I currently have about 70 hours on it and it has performed well within the limits on implements set up in the manual.
One flaw is the jumpy hydraulics as noted by many users on the forum. Even that is somewhat compensated for when using most implements and having the tractor at work level RPMs. It is most notable at idle, but I compensate for it.
If I was designing it I would have done the parking brake differently and in a more convenient place instead of having to lean down and push a little lever down by the brake.
I have mowed, bush hogged, plowed, and used a box blade. I would buy it again."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Works well within limitations. Seems to be fuel efficient.Cons: Jumpy hydraulics. Awkward parking brake activation.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TNI also considered buying: Farm Pro 2425, NorTrac NT-254 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2006Date Purchased: 2006-04-20Number of Hours: 150
"I have been known to tell my friends that my tractor thinks it's a bulldozer! Seriously though, the power this mid sized tractor has is incredible. In 4WD, it can push anything (it seems). You can tell by the hours that I haven't used the tractor as much as some, but the times I have used it, I really put it to the test. It passed every time.
I used it to clear some property I owned, to work at my parents property, and my own homestead(s). The last few years I haven't used it near as much due to the fact we bought a smaller place (2 acres) and I really don't have the need for it now. I have contemplated selling it a few times but I can't seem to let it go. literally the best machine I have ever owned, of any kind. I will just keep it as a large powered wheel barrow if I must. Can't part with it.
I highly recommend the hydro tranny. Very convenient. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Power, power, more power. Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kubota with Loader
Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2012-08-30Number of Hours: 260
"Had a small Yanmar and I was pushing the limit of what the tractor would do. I began looking for a 4WD tractor with a loader. I looked at several different tractors and one of the things that led me to Kubota was the reputation.
The L2800 I purchased has performed flawlessly and so far done everything I have asked it to do. Kubota makes a great tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Front end loader, 4WD.Cons: None so far.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA SCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2013-09-12Number of Hours: 105
"I been wanting a tractor of my own all my life! I always used John Deere and Farmall Cubs as a young boy and adult. I first bought a JD790 from a dealership it had to be returned because the dealer sold me a damaged tractor with unacceptable repairs. After months of frustration meeting with people mostly dealers who flat out lie and cover up problems trying to see tractors with issues I finally found this little orange gem!
It had nearly everything I wanted in a tractor: 4x4 hydro FEL backhoe bush hog low hours and nearly perfect paint and tires. I'm very excited with this tractor. It's an older model and has less hp with the hydro, but honestly I don't see it as being an issue. In 4x4 mode this thing locks down to the ground and simply pushes hard!
It's an L series so it's heavier than the B series and that just adds to stability and performance. I use a 6 ft. brush hog and I mean "brush hog" because I cut sapplings 2 inches round and 16 feet high with no issues! The back hoe is a BH75 and is simply amazing! The backhoe comes off very easy!
Three point is a bit to put back on but that's no big deal as I'm getting faster at it. It's a joy to drive with cruise control and power steering. I thought I would hate where the FEL controls are located different from the John Deere I was use to barrowing but it won't long before that was a non-issue. I would say pound for pound this tractor is a great fit! My plan will be to use it digging ditches for underground wiring on electrical jobs, bush hogging and I hope to start building a plug aerator of my own design soon!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Small enough to get in there and still strong enough to do the job!Cons: Wish the backhoe had an extendahoe version!Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA VAI also considered buying: John Deere 3005, John Deere 4400, Kubota B3030 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Great Mid-Size Tractor
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2005-07-05Number of Hours: 380
"I purchased this tractor Kubota L-2800 HST new in '05 and have not had a single issue with it. It seems I use it quite often but amazes me that I only have 380 hrs. on it. I maintain a 1/2 mile road base road for my neighbors and I twice a year, have built and maintained several other roads on my property, built a shooting range on the property with it and cleared acres of brush. Now I'm looking for a backhoe and auger for it."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Sturdy, dependable, economical.Cons: Found none.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Jack Dermody
Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2013-12-01Number of Hours: Unknown
"My review is very premature as I just bought it. It's based mostly on hearsay. However it appears to be a tough little bugger. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reputation.Cons: Some hydraulic leaks.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA CAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by David Roberson
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2013-05-13Number of Hours: 12
"Before purchasing, the Kubota L2800DT seemed to be the size tractor I needed to maintain the house and land we had just purchased. I especially wanted a gear driven vs. hydro-static as there are hills on the property.
Since then I have found that I was correct.
So far it has performed every task with ease from finish mowing to bush hogging. I have yet to try it with the 4ft tiller I just purchased, but I expect it to perform with the same ease as the other two implements. I have used the front end loader to unload the implements from the back of a pickup truck and 18-wheeler. Great tractor so far."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Gear driven, easy operation, good instructive manual.Cons: Haven't found one yet.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TNI also considered buying: Kubota B3030, NorTrac NT-254 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Love My Tractor
by william worden
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2008-08-15Number of Hours: 348
"I bought this to help in building my shop and to bush hog my 11 acres. I have always wanted a tractor and when we bought my property and built a new home, it gave me the opportunity to purchase it. I have had no problems with this tractor and it has performed as needed. I also use a tiller and a box blade. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: No problems at all.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TNI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS