Model year: 2003Date Purchased: 2010-02-01Number of Hours: 850
"I bought this used almost a year ago. I stepped up from an old IH 384 so this was a breath of fresh air. The hydrostatic trans is great for bush hogging. So far has been extremely dependable. The only thing that has given me trouble is the AC in the cab. Has done everything I've asked it to do. Getting ready to add a Woods FEL next week. Really looking forward to that."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Reliability.Cons: AC.Type of User: Homeowner 100+ AcresLocation: USA VAI also considered buying: Case-IH DX55 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
My Favorite Vehicle
by Jerry Carr
Model year: 2004Date Purchased: 2008-07-01Number of Hours: 120
"Actually my tractor is a L4300 DT, but that wasn't on the drop down menu. Bought it with 57 hours showing. So far it has done everything I ask of it. I only got it stuck once and that was my fault. Pulls a Rhino SE6 pasture shredder like it isn't even there. I had the dealer install dual rear remote hydraulics and use it to run a Speeco log splitter and a Worksaver SG 26 stump grinder. I normally have pallet forks on the FEL boom which I use in my shop operations and for moving timber. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Great compromise of power and manuverability.Cons: None so far.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Brian Upchurch
Model year: 1999Date Purchased: 1999-05-29Number of Hours: 1310
"This little tractor is bulletproof. It has never been in the shop. Very reliable, tough, and powerful for it's size (43hp +/-). Excellent value. I own a larger M9000DT, but this is the workhorse on the farm."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: reliabilityCons: noneType of User: Commercial FarmerLocation: USA NCI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Penn Kelley
Model year: 2000Date Purchased: 2008-06-15Number of Hours: 1277
"Purchased used, actually well used. exterior looked a little rough, but mechanically great.
Cant really comment on dealer, as the only reason to visit has been to purchase filters."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: It does wha I need, when I need it to.Cons: Whish tractor had a slightly wider trackType of User: Homeowner 100+ AcresLocation: USA ARI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Kubota L4300 2003 Model
Model year: 2003Date Purchased: 2003-11-13Number of Hours: 600
"Reliable tractor at reasonable price. The drive train is unbeatable. The build quality is good, but a little light is spots. Driveability is easy and fatigue is minimal. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Drive TrainCons: Build quality a bit light in spots.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA TXI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2003Date Purchased: 2003-06-01Number of Hours: 650
"Moved up from an old International 454 gas to a 4wd hydro diesel. Major step. Got good advice from Tractor by Net. Very helpful.
Was tempted by the Mahindra, but opted for a "safe" choice.
Tractor performs well overall, very happy with it. Minor issues -- tends to overheat using the 6' mower. Would never use the dealer again. Would have been nice to know that I could not lift a full bucket without a counterweight and/or wheel weights or calcium.
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good resale, reliableCons: Lackluster dealer support, Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA PAI also considered buying: Mahindra 4530, New Holland TC45 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by steve shure
Model year: 2003Date Purchased: 2003-04-03Number of Hours: 850
"Excellent tractor with HST transmission and front end loader, virtually bulletproof. Must keep radiator screen clean when bush-hogging to prevent overheating. Glow-plugs became inop. several years ago, replaced timer several times still inop. so disconnected lead wire, no problem, starts perfectly in winter with installed engine electrical heater,this has been the only mechanical problem. Would buy this tractor again in a heartbeat. High quality steel all around, no comparison to similar plastic John Deere of same size...the Deere would never stand up to the work I do with the Kubota around the Farm."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: high quality tough machineCons: glow plugsType of User: Homeowner 50-100 AcresLocation: USA INI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS