The Kubota BX 25 is one of the most popular subcompact tractors in North America. It was reasonably priced compared to similar tractors by other manufacturers, has the benefit of a world-renowned Kubota engine and has a fully integrated backhoe and front loader as standard.
Kubota has a wide range of dealerships that can offer good deals on new and used tractors, and can be relied upon to provide a high standard of service both before and after sale.
When considering whether to buy a used Kubota BX 25, it is important not only to look at the price, but to look at what type of work the tractor has been used for, and what type of ground it has been used upon.
Kubota BX 25 Price
The Kubota BX 25 and the BX 25D were produced between 2009 and 2014 as part of the popular BX range. The price at the time was around US$19,000, although buying one second-hand in 2020 is a different issue altogether.
When looking at the price for a used Kubota BX 25, it is worth thinking in similar terms to buying a second-hand car, although it is a bit easier in many ways. It is easy to check the availability and price, best done on sites such as eBay and other auction sites. This should give you a better sense of what people are willing to pay for them, and a good idea of the range of ages and types of tractor available.
When considering price, it is important to remember that if buying from a dealership the price is likely to be slightly higher than if buying privately. The benefit of this is that the dealership may offer some type of warranty, some type of deal on servicing and maintenance including transport of the tractor, and may have some idea of the history of the tractor if they sold it originally. The value of this is that they may know the type of work and the type of ground that thetractor has been involved in.
Kubota BX25 Tractor Loader backhoe
The Kubota BX 25 comes with a backhoe and front loader as standard. The loader type is a Kubota LA 240, has a height of 71 inches, has a clearance dump bucket of 52 inches, a dump reach of 26 inches a dump angle of 45°, a rollback angle of 29°, a breakout force of 992lbs, and a bucket width of 48 inches.
The backhoe type is a Kubota BT 601 of 48 inches, a weight of 617lbs, a taking depth of 73 inches, a breach from private of 103 inches, a loading height of 60 inches, a bucket force of 1936 lbs.
Kubota BX 25 Attachments
The Kubota BX 25 attachments relate largely to the loader and backhoe, and snowblower as detailed below. There is also a Mower Deck which is looked at in more detail below. These attachments and implements allow the Kubota BX 25 to do a wide variety of different tasks. The Kubota BX 25 uses a Kubota swift connect mounting system for the attachment and detachment of the backhoe. This is designed to be both easy and safe, and allow for maximum ease of use for the driver of tractor
Kubota specs – hydraulic fluid change, weight, accessories, oil filter life
The specifications of the Kubota BX 25 are fairly impressive. It has a Kubota engine of 0.9 L, three cylinder diesel engine, and a fuel capacity of just over 6 1/2 gallons.
It has a rate hike three-point hitch position control, a rear independent PTO and a rear RPM of 540.
It weighs approximately a bit over 2500lbs, and the backhoe loader has a big depth of just over 70 inches and a dump angle of 45 inches.
In terms of Kubota BX 25 power, it has an engine of just over 20 hp and a PTO of just over 15 hp. It has hydrostatic power steering, wet disc braking system and a cab is a foldable ROPS, with the option of a canopy.
The hydraulics are an open center type, with a total flow of six gpm.
Kubota BX25 Mower Deck
As part of its being a versatile tractor, the Kubota BX 25 can also be used as a mower deck. Depending upon which model is being used, it has a cutting width of between approximately 50 and 60 inches and the deck type is either drive over, deep or tunnel.
As with any type of mower deck, safety is hugely important. There is sometimes a tendency to think that compact tractors or mower decks can be used by people of an age who are not really sufficiently mature to use them. Safety needs to be paramount when using any type of tractor, both in terms of the age and experience of the person driving it, and the environment within which is being used.
When using the Kubota BX 25 as a mower deck, it is important to recognise that there are no other people or animals or pets in the area around it, that could possibly be harmed by its usage. It is also important to check the ground to make sure there is nothing of a hazardous nature that could damage the tractor.
It should be remembered that when using the Kubota BX 25 as a mower deck, if it sustained any damage as a result of rocks or other types of material, it would cease functioning completely as a tractor, and render the use of the backhoe and loader impossible until it is repaired.
Kubota BX Snow blower
The Kubota BX 25 can easily be turned into one of the most effective snow blower machines available. Taking off the front loader and replacing it with the Kubota snowblower attachment is the most effective way of using the tractor to clear snow.
The snowblower attachment is approximately 50 inches wide, and churns through snow at an amazing speed, discharging it through a chute, like many specific snowblower machines do.
Some users have advocated keeping the backhoe on the tractor at the same time. It can give a degree of stability to the tractor when it is piling through huge volumes of snow.
It can also be advisable to use industrial tires which can provide extra traction, and also to use snow chains on both front and back tires if possible.
There is some dispute as to whether snow chains should be on both front and back tires or on one set only. The argument is that if they are on both sets it can affect the traction of the tractor and causes damage unnecessarily
Kubota BX 25 Reviews
When looking for reviews of the Kubota BX 25 there are several things to bear in mind. There will be videos available on You Tube and other channels that show off this tractor in its best light. That is a good thing in many ways, but it should be remembered that these are normally not objective reviews. They are normally promoted by dealerships and other sellers of the tractor. They can give a good insight into the tractor at its best.
It is also important to get a reality check on the tractor. Going to any discussion site such as tractor by net, and doing a search for the Kubota BX 25 should give you a fairly good idea of what users of it think, what problems they may have been in the past, and how these may be addressed in any Kubota BX 25 that is bought nowadays. Discussion forums are by far the best place to get genuine feedback, and most people who use them are both enthusiasts and realists.
You are most likely to get genuine and unbiased feedback from these forums. It should also be noted that if someone has had a really bad experience for any reason, either at time of sale or subsequently, they are sometimes likely to go a bit overboard in their criticism.
It is important to bring any type of objectivity to a review of a Kubota BX 25, and take any criticism on board and see what can be done to nullify it.
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