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2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« on: September 09, 2020, 07:41:54 PM »
I have a friend that's looking to buy one with 700 hours on it.
It has some damage by the previous owner hitting it with forks. Not bad he says all fixable. 
His question is about the Kubota engine.
Are They good on the Woodmizer?
And why they don't use Kubota engines anymore.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 08:19:55 PM »
I have a 2003 with a 33hp kubota runs great and will be hitting 4000 hrs this week. Knock on wood. It does vibrate and rattle while idling but, flip the swith and she soothes right out. 

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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 08:40:54 PM »
Heard many times that was the best engine wm ever put on a mill. Tell him to run donít walk to buy it. WM wanted to buy hundreds but Kubota needed to sell thousands.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 08:41:50 PM »
Yup, not enough volume for Kubota. Great engine.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 08:44:19 PM »
I was told that as indicated above, it was a supply issue and had nothing to do the the engine's reliability.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 09:01:22 PM »
Dave Scott, NY store, told me the Kubota engines sometimes got a worn governor linkage at 4,000+ hours, but that was the only trouble he saw with them.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2020, 03:42:08 AM »
I have a 2003 with a 33hp kubota runs great and will be hitting 4000 hrs this week. Knock on wood. It does vibrate and rattle while idling but, flip the swith and she soothes right out.
 Great engine,  try speeding up the idle just a little, should smooth out some.   Steve
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 03:45:09 AM »

 I have over 10000 hours on my Isuzu now, Kubota should be just as good with no worry about the crank breaking off.  Steve
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2020, 04:25:08 AM »
Was wondering why it would matter how many engines Woodmizer wanted, sell some more to others. Seems simple. ;D
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2020, 04:58:49 AM »

 Most likely it was the cost of a Kubota.   Steve
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2020, 05:02:40 AM »
They are pricey, but so isn't a Honda. If you want cheap don't expect reliable to. :D Can't overlook a little creed factored in I suppose. I know wages in this area have fallen behind cost of everything else. Who can afford an $80,000 GMC Silverado? Half the price of a house, you kidding me? Worth about $2500 in 6 years, if it was used every day. :D
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2020, 05:18:34 AM »
Mine had 4700 hr when I sold it last year. One glow plug and temp sensor only work done on it.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2020, 05:20:17 AM »

 Most likely it was the cost of a Kubota.   Steve
Kubota stopped making it is why they went to Cat.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2020, 06:50:46 AM »

 Most likely it was the cost of a Kubota.   Steve
Kubota stopped making it is why they went to Cat.
  Are you saying they quit making Kubota  , no way.  I'd think Cat cost less is why they went to Cat.  New TK mills have Kubota on them  .   Steve
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2020, 07:57:29 AM »
Referring to the v1505 42 hp, back when they switched to cat. What I had heard then.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2020, 08:35:42 AM »
I have over 13,000 on my 2003 Kubota V1505t(42 hp). Changed a front crankshaft seal at around 8000 hours...but no other problems...great little engine.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2020, 10:06:05 AM »
This mill is set up to cut 40 ft and he's getting a super deal.
He's swapping some work for it. Like I said it took a hit on the blade guide arm.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2020, 10:22:28 AM »
Itís a better investment when you hit the blade guide arm yourself, than if someone else does it. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2020, 10:27:09 AM »
 
 I looked on the Kubota website, new models are

  D1803   37.4 hp

  V2003  44.5 hp.   Steve
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2020, 10:55:06 AM »
Kubota makes a liquid cooled gas engine in the 27 hp range.
I wish a mill company would use it.
Ventrac and Steiner use it in their tractors and folks like them alot. Trouble free.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2020, 08:07:26 PM »
Almost 4000 hours on mine. Sips fuel.
Great luck with mine so far
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2020, 08:18:56 PM »
He called me tonight
Hadn't been started in years.
Drained the fuel put new in and it fired right off.
Like a Kubota would.
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2020, 08:22:20 PM »
I forgot.
He said they hydraulics didn't work.
Told him to clean the contact strip and the contact.
They then worked.
See I actually learned something from this forum that let me help someone out 8)
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2020, 06:15:25 AM »
Probably a great motor. The 2 dealers I went to here in Maine, I had to wait 2 weeks for parts.  ::)  :o   >:(  >:(
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2020, 06:54:17 PM »
One of the Kabota dealers up here are useless, couldn't fix a wheel barrel if they had to. They only seem to hire the people other folks passed on.  Anyone we know who has dealt with them, ain't dealing with them any more. :-\
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2020, 04:57:39 AM »

  Kubota's wont need a dealer very often as they are great engines , there are good and bad dealers in every brand.  Steve
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Re: 2004 lt40 super with Kubota
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2020, 06:57:10 AM »
I have the 42hp Kubota on my mill (2100 hours) and have been using a Kubota tractor (1400 hrs) for  ten years. Never had any engine trouble with either. A friend's mill with the same engine has over 13k hrs and is running flawless.
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