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New Kubota

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by fms, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    Picture of the new kubot after the first day of action.


    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    I saw it in action on Friday on my way to Munjoy Hill. Does a pretty sweet job on that sidewalk. You plow all those parking lots with your truck?
  3. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    No. I think Seabreeze has the parking lots. I'm just taking care of the sidewalks. I take care of the sidewalks and loading dock at the Portland Public Market and the lots at Canal Plaza, plus some alleys and drives.
    What gives anyway. I've never seen your truck before and since you described it I see the damn thing every day!
    How was lunch at Boru the other day.

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    That is cool that thing is perfect to handle all of those. Seabreeze has a lot downtown. Inquired with them about doing sub work but only 10% of the work they wanted to sub was plowing, the rest was handcrew! It is slick with the spreader on the back!

    Yea I am around alot. Boru's is good, you can usually find me there most of the time if I am out! I see you at CJ thirsty's once and awhile, that place any good?
  5. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    those kubotas are bad ass.
    we had one on a larger job site this summer. diesel 4wd. it went just about ever where.. it was fun trying to get it stuck the first day..

  6. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    that thing won't let you down..hows the deceleration when you let your foot off the pedal?
  7. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    CJ's is good. Kind of a dive, but I like it.

    The deceleration is quick. Not as bad with the cab, spreader and plow on as a stock unit, but it definitely stops quick when you let off the gas. I don't mind that feature. If something jumps out in front of you by the time you get off the gas you're pretty much stopped.
  8. me1223

    me1223 Member
    Messages: 70

    what kind of tailgate spreader is that? looks great, have you driven a toolcat, does it compare?
  9. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    It's a Curtis tailgate spreader. It has a 350lb capacity.
    I received a quote for a new Toolcat similarly equipped for $48k compared to $16k for the Kubota. The Toolcat is an impressive machine, but if you're just going to push snow and sand it's difficult to justify the difference.
  10. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Any reason you didn't go with a blizzard 680lt for it. Since our own Jerre Herre designed a mount for the RTV.
  11. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    MORE PICS!!!, that thing looks awsome, maybe some action pics showing how much snow it can really handle would be awsome, ive been looking at them alot lately.
  12. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I wasn't aware of that.
    I purchased the Curtis due to convenience and the need to get the package finished before the snow flew. The Kubota dealer that I dealt with used Curtis.
  13. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Well check it out. Since the curtis plow has no power angle and has that wimpy little electric ram motor. Plus the blizzard 680lt is a heavier and heavier built plow.

    Montgomery college here in MD. Took all three of thier curtis plows and converted the hydraulics from the bed to raise and angle the plows.
  14. rgjlawn

    rgjlawn Member
    Messages: 65

    We have both and they plow great. Kubota as heater on both sides, check out our blizzrad plow on ours. full power angle from joystick. 800.00 more for plow but it's no toy. pictures under driveway monsters.:dizzy: :dizzy:
  15. K20Fisher

    K20Fisher Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 176

    sorry realy old thread but do you have any more pics or videos
  16. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Ya this is an old thread, but that is an extremely nice machine