Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2007-10-02Number of Hours: 300
After 150 hours it split the suction hydraulic hose ($34 at the Kubota dealer). The hose was a weird shape about 10 inches long to the right of the transmission pedal. That was an easy fix. The only other problem is a stuck fuel gauge (300 hours). I am trying to diagnose it. It could be the fuel sending unit buried inside the fuel tank."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Well built, very little plastic like a John DeereCons: Fuel send unit should have lasted longerType of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA IDI also considered buying: Caterpillar 35 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kubota L3400 Manual Transmission
by Rick Moskovits
Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2007-06-18Number of Hours: 381
"This is a fantastic unit. It plows snow, puts in fence posts, bushhogs, pulls logs with my Farmi 351P woods winch, and sips diesel fuel
It is the most fuel efficient engine on any tractor I have operated. The original battery lasted seve years! My only complaint is that the paint on the loader( LA463, made in Sweden) has faded while the paint on hood and fenders has stood up pretty well, considering that its parked outside most of the time
In a nut shell, there has never been any other piece of equipment, including any truck/car that I have owned in my 59 years, that has matched the quality and value of this L3400. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Excellence in everything!Cons: Loader paintType of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2015-04-22Number of Hours: 165
"I have had the tractor since it was new and it has been a great little tractor for the period that I've had it. It is very economical to run. The spare parts, if you are buying them from the dealership, are expensive. I paid $70.75 for just the hydraulic filter, and now I buy from some where else. The gears are the only thing that grinds on the odd occasion even with the clutch in. Very happy with it."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliable and economical to runCons: Gears not that smooth Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: AUS OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
My Kubota L3400 HST
by Jim Bourque
Model year: 2007Date Purchased: 2007-02-14Number of Hours: 380
"I shopped online and priced many brands of tractors. For the money it's hard to beat Kubota. I purchased it with a front loader and the backhoe attachment, as well as a brush hog and a sickle bar mower and a post hole auger.
Had only one small issue the 1st year. I pin holding the front end loader in place worked it way loose. Luckily I saw it before any damage was done. The tractor is a pretty good workhorse. I have 38 acres that had not been very well maintained before I bought it. Lot of it on hillside covered with trees. Bought a rear blade and cut a road up the side of the hill, harvested a lot of firewood. Put in many hundreds of feet drainage ditches with the backhoe. it's 7 years old now, and I have had to work on the hydraulics, replace a couple of hoses. The fuel pump has started to leak, so that's on the get it fixed list. In 7 years I don't consider it abnormal if the equipment is used much at all."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: good economy on fuel, good pulling powerCons: no area for a toolboxType of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA VAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by steve holden
Model year: 2006Date Purchased: 2007-06-15Number of Hours: 100
"great tractor! only 30 hp but with 4 wheel drive it has done everything a larger machine can do. Front end loader is 5ft wide. It can move some dirt but only a small amount at a time. But hey, if you have the time.... It doesn't have the fancy transmission, so you need to stop to shift gears or it grinds gears, but I don't have to use the fancy [expensive] Hydrolic oil. I am very happy with my little tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: 4wheel drive goes anywhereCons: no shade, small front end loaderType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TNI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2004-07-15Number of Hours: 450
"Good tractor, but had problems early on with the seat and shifter safety switches. Now having problems with the range selector locking up. Factory tech rep could not help,and claimed he knew of no problems."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good runner.Cons: Range selector locks up.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
New to Me 2005 L3400 with LA463 Loader
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2014-04-15Number of Hours: 1100
"I have had this tractor for about a month and am still learning to operate it. So far everything works fine. All the filters were changed 20 hours ago by the previous owner. I assumed that all fluids were too."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: 4WD and loader.Cons: Cannot dig without tooth bar.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA VAI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
L-3400 Kubota HST
Model year: 2009Date Purchased: 2009-07-15Number of Hours: 717
"I have owned the tractor for 5 years, and except for a PTO shift cable breaking, have had no problems. Tough little tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Ease of use, reliability, great value.Cons: Needs a few more operator comforts. Expense of buying foreign replacement parts.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA MOI also considered buying: John Deere 3320, John Deere 3420 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Does What It Says On the Box
by Toy Collector
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2013-06-30Number of Hours: 100
"Don't get me wrong. I love this tractor. Stepping up from a Ferguson TEA20, it's just so much nicer having all the mod cons like breaks and steering.
The reason I've being delaying writing this review is I'm not sure what to write. I've had the tractor over 6 months now, and used all my implements with it, and had no issues at all.
So I've nothing to complain about, but also nothing to report. I guess I could say that it's completed every task I've thrown at it so far without a sweat.
A few notes:
- The bonnet grill and side vents have holes that are reasonably large. When you're slashing, or stirring up dust, the grass seeds and crap goes straight through those holes and into the radiator guard screen, which clogs up pretty rapidly. Two hours of slashing in long dry grass and you'll be watching the temperature gauge climb quickly. I think I'll silicone some wire fly screen on the inside of the engine bay there to reduce the effective size of those holes in the longer term
- Needs a few extra things.. like a 12V outlet on the back. Synchro on the box would be nice too. In Australia you have to part with big money to get a decent tractor, so I was a bit surprised it doesn't have a synchro box.
- The 4WD is fantastic.. I would never buy a 2WD tractor again
- Same goes for the power steering and tight turning circle. You need a crazy tight turning circle when you have a loader hanging off the front.
- I've used it with a 6' grader blade, 4' slasher, 6" auger, PTO chipper, and a ripper/pipe layer. Always works a charm and runs the slasher really well."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great 4WD, always gets the job done.Cons: Lacks wow factor. Needs accessories.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: AUS OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kubota L3400 DT HST
by David Leddy
Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2009-05-05Number of Hours: 250
"Good compact tractor. About 35 HP. I'm pretty hard on it and other than getting stuck in mud and snow (operator error) it hasn't let me down. Loaded R4 tires are a blessing and a curse."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Compact and maneuverable.Cons: No hydraulic connections.Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: Case-IH 35, New Holland Boomer 35 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS