How to Understand Kubota Model Numbers
Each year Kubota adds new model and series numbers. With these new numbers rolling out each year, understanding your Kubota equipment can be difficult. Below we have given you a breakdown on reading the Kubota model numbers and explaining what these numbers mean.
Basic Kubota Model Types
There are three tractor models that distinguish Kubota equipment:
- B: 18-30hp subcompact tractor
- L: 30-60 hp compact tractor
- M: 40-135hm tractor
Some Kubota tractors have an X within their model number. If your equipment has an X within the model number, this means this specific Kubota product is a smaller version than the previous model.
Example: BX is the smaller series of the B Series. MX is the smaller series of the M Series.
Understanding Model Numbers
Now that you have established which tractor series you have, you will see a set of numbers. The first number after the letter series is the horsepower. The second number will classify the chassis of the tractor.
Example: L4060 – L Series – 40 Horsepower – 60 Chassis
In older tractors, this may be a little harder to understand. Over the last ten years, Kubota Grand L Series was labeled with a 30, 40, or 60 after the number. The L Series typically is 00 or more recently 01. So, if your tractor is over ten years old, please contact Country Sales & Service, and we will help you find and determine your model number.
If you have an L39001 – this has 39 horsepower with the standard L Series. However, L4060 is a 40 horsepower Grand L Tractor. Below is a breakdown to help you better understand the difference between the two model numbers:
- BX Series ended in 50, 60, and most recently 70.
- B Series ends in 20 and 50. The 50 is the bigger chassis.
- L Series currently has 01 (standard L) and 60 (Grand L – bigger frame).
- MX Series is 00.
- M Series has the 60, X, or GX. These models are the larger 100+hp tractors.
What are Fender Letters?
Fender numbers are located on the rear fender of the L Series of your Kubota equipment. There are typically three letters that indicate the type of transmission. These different letters include:
- 4WD – Stand L Gear Drive – this means Four Wheel Drive – but can also mean that the tractor is a Standard Gear Drive Tractor.
- HST – Hydrostat means the tractor has a Hydrostatic Transmission – a different pedal for forward and reverse.
- GST – Glide Shift (only found with the Grand L Models) – this tractor has a glide shift transmission – a clutch-free transmission.
*Note: All B Series Tractors have 4WD, but most come with a hydrostat transmission.
What are Loader Numbers
When looking for a model number, you will first see the loader number. This is because the loader covers the tractor numbers. Loader numbers are easier to understand than model numbers. Usually, you will see LA – which means loader. The numbers indicate the lift capacity weighed in kilograms. How to find out the weight in pounds – is to double the number of kilograms.
Example: LA 1154 – Loader that can lift 1154 kg – 2,308 lbs.
For all older models that you struggle with identifying the model, fender, or loader numbers, contact Country Sales and Service at 330-683-2500, and we will be happy to help identify these numbers.