Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-04-02Number of Hours: 1120
"Great products. If you maintain your tractor it will keep performing. These tractors have plenty of power and are great on fuel! "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great tractor, look after it and they keep going Cons: NoneType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kubota L3540 Review
by Jerald Jones
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-06-30Number of Hours: 304
"I use the tractor for mowing mostly and move some dirt on occasion. It performs great, but if I had to do it over again, I probably would have purchased the L3940 as it would have been a little more powerful.
The tractor is light as you will have to use 4 wheel drive to move dirt as it will spin out too much. I had the rear tires filled with windshield washer fluid for weight, but I still have to use the 4 wheel drive too much as far as I am concerned.
My drive is the glide shift transmission which I really like over the hydro as I don't have to keep my foot on the hydro pedal all the time. I have a loader and leave it on all of the time as you will be surprised how much it comes in handy for. I change the fluids myself and keep it in good shape.
I also bought a 6 foot tiller for it and the tractor does a good job with it. I am very pleased with my Kubota."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Dependable, smooth, handling is good.Cons: Can't remove the screen for cleaning in front of the radiator with the loader on.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA INI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by ken bracy
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-09-23Number of Hours: 39
"Tractor has a cab heat and ac, 60" front mount snow blower and loader.In upstate NY with well over 100" of snow a year this works great. The price is high but I love this tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy to operate, good on fuel, great power, loaded with options.Cons: Price is high.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: Yanmar 2820D, Mahindra 3616 Shuttle Cab REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Purrs Like a Kitten but Amazing for Landscaping and Driveway Maintenance
by Jerry gothard
Model year: 2013Date Purchased: 2112-08-01Number of Hours: 90
"Added box plow for landscaping work, and can't believe the difference over a draw blade."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Easy starting and runs well in Canadian climate.Cons: Kubota needs to understand the size of a typical North American male.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: Kubota RTV1100 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-11-20Number of Hours: 240
"Great tractor and what an upgrade from my previous JD 850 and Kubota L3200. Like the Kubota dealer told me, but I didn't fully understand until I upgraded "it's a whole different tractor."
Capability, transmission, and big turf tires make this an excellent all-around machine where much of my work includes buzzing across part of the yard. Yet I've had plenty of traction despite turf tires herein the Northwoods where we have more sandy soil than mud and clay when off the beaten path or in snow."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great transmission and improved capability over the L3200.Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA WII also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-10-15Number of Hours: 110
"Great tractor. Have not had any problems."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Does everything you need, just the right size for my lot.Cons: Price.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA WII also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Very Capable Machine
Model year: 2005Date Purchased: 2005-06-06Number of Hours: 215
"L3540HST, BH90, QA 714FEL, QA 4-in-1 bucket, 6' rotary mower, 6' box blade, chipper. Bought this and my 5 acre property at about the same time. It has done an amazing amount of work, from excavating to log skidding to landscaping and snow clearing, and now I use it regularly with my portable sawmill business.
Maintenance is easy to do myself, and other than sometimes wishing the hydraulics were just a bit stronger, I've had no complaints about its performance. I don't know how I could possibly maintain my property without it."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: 4wd very good, good ground clearance, easy control operation.Cons: Hydraulics somewhat weak.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: Kioti DK40SE HST REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Rick Paulson
Model year: 2008Date Purchased: 2008-04-16Number of Hours: 680
"Very pleased with tractor and loader performance, durability, quality. No real issues to speak of. I would recommend looking at Kubota. If I were to trade today, I would look at Massey because the service dept. at the Massey dealer is more trained on hydraulic & electrical troubleshooting, but as far as tractor and attachment quality go I have run both with excellent results."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Quality built from top to bottom.Cons: I cannot really think of any even after 5 years of use.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA WII also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Great Little Tractor
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-09-01Number of Hours: 100
"Fun tractor to use. Actually bought a L3800 first
but took it back and got the grand. The features added
to the grand are essential to get the most out of the tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Quiet, stable, good loader and three point.Cons: Plastic front grill is easily damaged. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA WAI also considered buying: John Deere 4105, Kubota L3800 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Jeff Burton
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-10-01Number of Hours: 51
"This is the most sublime piece of machinery I have purchased in the whole course of my life. Every time I hop up into the seat, I just grin. I write the check for the monthly payment with the same grin.
When I first bought it, I lined up my five sons and made a little speech, the substance of which was "I love you more than the tractor." I had to do that, because when they inevitably run it into a tree, or put gas instead of diesel in the fuel tank, I have to remind myself of what is really important in life. Because this tractor can sure turn one's head around.
I replace an old 19hp John Deere CUT, which, bless its heart, could never quite accomplish what I asked of it. This thing ALWAYS performs flawlessly, with power to spare.
I purchased two Kubota and three matching orange Land Pride implements with it (yeah, the orange paint is a luxury, but I am almost 50 years old and this is the last tractor I will own): 72" finish mower, 60" brush mower, 66" tiller, the 514 loader, and the 72" front mount snowblower. Kubota does not recommend the 72" front snowblower for this HP level, which is hogwash. My dealer put up a bit of a fuss about it, but he gave in and the blower works great in NW Wisconsin. Why anyone would spec a snowblower that does not clear the width of the rear tires, I will never understand. Great thanks to everyone on this site who helped me with that issue.
I was one of those guys wondering whether the Cadillac was worth the money. I tried and priced ALL the competitors. I had spreadsheets and pro/con lists and lots of miles driving to dealers. Spent months making this decision. And I made the right decision. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Fancy HST, swiveling seat, power, telescoping 3pt, heck, EVERYTHING!Cons: That I waited so many years before buying the right tractor.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA WII also considered buying: John Deere 3320, New Holland Boomer 35 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS