Kubota L2501 Operator's Manual


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Kubota L2501 OPERATOR'S MANUAL

U.S.A. : KUBOTA TRACTOR CORPORATION 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503, U.S.A. Telephone : (310)370-3370 Western Division : 1175 S. Guild Avc., Lodi, CA 95240 Telephone : (209)334-9910 Central Division : 14855 FAA Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76155 Telephone : (817)571-0900 Northern Division : 6300 at One Kubota Way, Groveport, OH 43125 Telephone : (614)835-1100 Southeast Division : 1025 Northbrook Parkway, Suwanee, GA 30024 Telephone : (770)995-8855

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L2501

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ABBREVIATION LIST

Abbreviations Definitions 2WD 2-Wheel Drive 4WD 4-Wheel Drive API American Petroleum Institute ASABE American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, USA ASTM American Society of Testing and Materials, USA DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung, GERMANY DT Dual Traction [4WD] fpm Feet Per Minute GST Glide Shift Transmission Hi-Lo High Speed-Low Speed HST Hydrostatic Transmission m/s Meters Per Second PTO Power Take Off RH/LH Right-hand and left-hand sides are determined by facing in the direction of forward travel ROPS Roll-Over Protective Structures rpm Revolutions Per Minute r/s Revolutions Per Second SAE Society of Automotive Engineers, USA SMV Slow Moving Vehicle

KUBOTA Corporation is ··· Since its inception in 1890, KUBOTA Corporation has grown to rank as one of the major firms in Japan. To achieve this status, the company has through the years diversified the range of its products and services to a remarkable extent. Nineteen plants and 16,000 employees produce over 1,000 different items, large and small. All these products and all the services which accompany them, however, are unified by one central commitment. KUBOTA makes products which, taken on a national scale, are basic necessities. Products which are indispensable. Products which are intended to help individuals and nations fulfill the potential inherent in their environment. KUBOTA is the Basic Necessities Giant. This potential includes water supply, food from the soil and from the sea, industrial development, architecture and construction, and transportation. Thousands of people depend on KUBOTA's know-how, technology, experience and customer service. You too can depend on KUBOTA.

IMPORTANT The engine in this machine is not equipped by the manufacturer with a standard spark arrester. It is a violation of California Public Resource Code Section 4442 to use or operate this engine on or near any forest-covered, brush-covered land, or grass-covered land unless the exhaust system is equipped with a working spark arrester meeting state laws. Other states or federal areas may have similar laws. L2501 AS. H. 1-1. 8. K

UNIVERSAL SYMBOLS

As a guide to the operation of your tractor, various universal symbols have been utilized on the instruments and controls. The symbols are shown below with an indication of their meaning.

Safety Alert Symbol Fuel-Level Engine-Rotational Speed Hourmeter/Elapsed Operating Hours Engine Coolant-Temperature Diesel Preheat/Glow Plugs (Low Temperature Start Aid) Battery Charging Condition Engine Oil-Pressure Turn Signal Engine-Stop Engine-Run Starter Control Power Take-Off Control-Off Position Power Take-Off Control-On Position Differential Lock Position Control-Raised Position Position Control-Lowered Position Draft Control-Shallow Position Draft Control-Deep Position 3-Point Lowering Speed Control OFF Remote Cylinder-Retract Remote Cylinder-Extend Steering Wheel-Tilt Control Hazard Warning Lights Master Lighting Switch Headlight-Low Beam Headlight-High Beam Audible Warning Device 4-Wheel Drive-On 4-Wheel Drive-Off Fast Slow Creep Read Operator's Manual Tractor-Forward Movement-Overhead View of

Machine Tractor-Rearward Movement-Overhead View of Machine Engine Speed Control Brake System Clutch Parking Brake

FOREWORD

You are now the proud owner of a KUBOTA Tractor. This tractor is a product of KUBOTA quality engineering and manufacturing. It is made of fine materials and under a rigid quality control system. It will give you long, satisfactory service. To obtain the best use of your tractor, please read this manual carefully. It will help you become familiar with the operation of the tractor and contains many helpful hints about tractor maintenance. It is KUBOTA's policy to utilize as quickly as possible every advance in our research. The immediate use of new techniques in the manufacture of products may cause some small parts of this manual to be outdated. KUBOTA distributors and dealers will have the most up-to-date information. Please do not hesitate to consult with them.

SAFETY FIRST

This symbol, the industry's "Safety Alert Symbol", is used throughout this manual and on labels on the machine itself to warn of the possibility of personal injury. Read these instructions carefully. It is essential that you read the instructions and safety regulations before you attempt to assemble or use this unit.

DANGER : Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING : Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION : Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury. IMPORTANT : Indicates that equipment or property damage could result if instructions are not followed. NOTE : Gives helpful information. CONTENTS

SAFE OPERATION .............................................................................................

SERVICING OF TRACTOR......................................................................................... 1

SPECIFICATIONS....................................................................................................... 3

SPECIFICATION TABLE ......................................................................................... 3

TRAVELING SPEEDS ............................................................................................. 5

IMPLEMENT LIMITATIONS ........................................................................................ 6

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS................................................................... 8

PRE-OPERATION CHECK ....................................................................................... 11

DAILY CHECK ....................................................................................................... 11

OPERATING THE ENGINE....................................................................................... 12

STARTING THE ENGINE ...................................................................................... 12

STOPPING THE ENGINE...................................................................................... 16

WARMING UP ....................................................................................................... 16

Warm-Up Transmission Oil in the Low Temperature Range..........................................16

JUMP STARTING .................................................................................................. 16

OPERATING THE TRACTOR................................................................................... 18

OPERATING NEW TRACTOR .............................................................................. 18

Do not Operate the Tractor at Full Speed for the First 50 Hours....................................18

Changing Lubricating Oil for New Tractors.....................................................................18

BOARDING AND LEAVING THE TRACTOR ........................................................ 18

OPERATING FOLDABLE ROPS (if equipped)...................................................... 18

To Fold the ROPS ..........................................................................................................18

To Raise the ROPS to Upright Position..........................................................................19

Adjustment of Foldable ROPS........................................................................................20

STARTING............................................................................................................. 20

Operator's Seat...............................................................................................................20

Seat Belt.........................................................................................................................21

Head Light / Turn Signal / Hazard Light Switch..............................................................21

Tractor Lights..................................................................................................................22

Brake Pedals (Right and Left).........................................................................................22

Clutch Pedal ...................................................................................................................23

Main Gear Shift Lever & Range Gear Shift Lever...........................................................24

Front Wheel Drive Lever.................................................................................................24

Hand Throttle Lever........................................................................................................25

Foot Throttle ...................................................................................................................25

Parking Brake.................................................................................................................25

Range Gear Shift Lever (L-M-H).....................................................................................26

Front Wheel Drive Lever.................................................................................................27

Hand Throttle Lever........................................................................................................27

Parking Brake.................................................................................................................27

Speed Control Pedal.......................................................................................................28

Cruise Control Lever.......................................................................................................28

STOPPING............................................................................................................. 30

CONTENTS

Stopping..........................................................................................................................30

CHECK DURING DRIVING ................................................................................... 30

Immediately Stop the Engine if:......................................................................................30

Easy Checker(TM)..........................................................................................................30

Fuel Gauge.....................................................................................................................30

Coolant Temperature Gauge..........................................................................................31

Hourmeter/Tachometer...................................................................................................31

PARKING............................................................................................................... 32

Parking............................................................................................................................32

OPERATING TECHNIQUES ................................................................................. 32

Differential Lock..............................................................................................................32

Operating the Tractor on a Road....................................................................................33

Operating on Slopes and Rough Terrain........................................................................33

Transport the Tractor Safely...........................................................................................33

Directions for Use of Power Steering..............................................................................33

PTO ........................................................................................................................... 34

PTO OPERATION.................................................................................................. 34

PTO Gear Shift Lever.....................................................................................................34

Stationary PTO...............................................................................................................35

PTO Shaft Cover and Shaft Cap ....................................................................................35

3-POINT HITCH & DRAWBAR.................................................................................. 36

3-POINT HITCH..................................................................................................... 37

Selecting the holes of Lower Links.................................................................................37

Selecting the top link mounting holes.............................................................................37

Drawbar ..........................................................................................................................37

Lifting Rod (Right)...........................................................................................................37

Top Link..........................................................................................................................37

Check Chains .................................................................................................................38

Lower link holder.............................................................................................................38

DRAWBAR............................................................................................................. 38

Adjusting Drawbar Length ..............................................................................................38

HYDRAULIC UNIT..................................................................................................... 39

3-POINT HITCH CONTROL SYSTEM................................................................... 39

Position Control ..............................................................................................................39

Float Control...................................................................................................................39

3-point Hitch Lowering Speed.........................................................................................39

AUXILIARY HYDRAULICS .................................................................................... 40

Hydraulic Block Type Outlet ...........................................................................................40

Hydraulic Control Unit Use Reference Chart..................................................................41

TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST.............................................................................. 42

TIRES..................................................................................................................... 42

Inflation Pressure............................................................................................................42

Dual Tires .......................................................................................................................42

WHEEL ADJUSTMENT ......................................................................................... 42

Front Wheels ..................................................................................................................42

Rear Wheels...................................................................................................................43

BALLAST ............................................................................................................... 44

Front Ballast....................................................................................................................44

Rear Ballast....................................................................................................................45

CONTENTS

Liquid Ballast in Rear Tires.............................................................................................45

MAINTENANCE......................................................................................................... 46

SERVICE INTERVALS .......................................................................................... 46

LUBRICANTS, FUEL AND COOLANT .................................................................. 48

PERIODIC SERVICE................................................................................................. 51

HOW TO OPEN THE HOOD ................................................................................. 51

Hood ...............................................................................................................................51

Side Cover......................................................................................................................51

DAILY CHECK ....................................................................................................... 52

Walk Around Inspection..................................................................................................52

Checking and Refueling..................................................................................................52

Checking Engine Oil Level..............................................................................................52

Checking Transmission Fluid Level................................................................................53

Checking Coolant Level..................................................................................................53

Cleaning Evacuator Valve ..............................................................................................54

Cleaning Grill, Radiator Screen and Oil Cooler..............................................................54

Checking Brake Pedals and Clutch Pedal......................................................................54

Checking Gauges, Meter and Easy Checker(TM)..........................................................54

Checking Head Light, Turn Signal / Hazard Light etc.....................................................54

Checking Seat Belt and ROPS.......................................................................................54

Checking and Cleaning of Electrical Wiring and Battery Cables....................................55

Checking Movable Parts.................................................................................................55

EVERY 50 HOURS................................................................................................ 55

Lubricating Grease Fittings.............................................................................................55

Checking Engine Start System.......................................................................................57

Checking Operator Presence Control.............................................................................58

Checking Wheel Bolt Torque..........................................................................................58

EVERY 100 HOURS.............................................................................................. 59

Cleaning Air Cleaner Element [Single Element Type]....................................................59

Cleaning Fuel Filter.........................................................................................................59

Adjusting Fan Belt Tension.............................................................................................60

Checking Fuel Line.........................................................................................................60

Adjusting Clutch Pedal....................................................................................................61

Adjusting Brake Pedal ....................................................................................................61

Checking Battery Condition............................................................................................62

EVERY 200 HOURS.............................................................................................. 63

Replacing Engine Oil Filter.............................................................................................63

Changing Engine Oil.......................................................................................................64

Replacing Transmission Oil Filter [HST Type]................................................................64

Checking Radiator Hose and Clamp ..............................................................................65

Checking Oil Cooler Line................................................................................................65

Checking Intake Air Line.................................................................................................66

Checking Power Steering Line .......................................................................................66

Adjusting Toe-in..............................................................................................................66

EVERY 400 HOURS.............................................................................................. 67

Changing Transmission Fluid / Replacing Hydraulic Oil Filter........................................67

Changing Front Axle Case Oil........................................................................................69

Replacing Fuel Filter Element.........................................................................................69

Lubricating Grease Fitting [2WD Model].........................................................................69

EVERY 600 HOURS.............................................................................................. 70

CONTENTS

Adjusting Front Axle Pivot...............................................................................................70

EVERY 800 HOURS.............................................................................................. 70

Adjusting Engine Valve Clearance .................................................................................70

EVERY 1500 HOURS............................................................................................ 70

Checking Fuel Injection Nozzle (Injection Pressure)......................................................70

EVERY 3000 HOURS............................................................................................ 70

Checking Injection Pump................................................................................................70

EVERY 1 YEAR ..................................................................................................... 70

Replacing Air Cleaner Element.......................................................................................70

EVERY 2 YEARS................................................................................................... 70

Flushing Cooling System and Changing Coolant...........................................................70

Anti-Freeze .....................................................................................................................71

Replacing Radiator Hose (Water pipes).........................................................................72

Replacing Power Steering Hose.....................................................................................72

Replacing Fuel Hose ......................................................................................................72

Replacing Oil Cooler Line...............................................................................................72

Replacing Intake Air Line................................................................................................72

SERVICE AS REQUIRED...................................................................................... 72

Bleeding Fuel System.....................................................................................................72

Draining Clutch Housing Water ......................................................................................73

Replacing Fuse...............................................................................................................73

Replacing Light Bulb.......................................................................................................74

Replacing Head Lamp....................................................................................................74

STORAGE ................................................................................................................. 75

TRACTOR STORAGE ........................................................................................... 75

REMOVING THE TRACTOR FROM STORAGE................................................... 75

TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................... 76

ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................ 76

OPTIONS................................................................................................................... 77

APPENDICES............................................................................................................ 78

INDEX .................................................................................................................... 78

SAFE OPERATION

SAFE OPERATION

Careful operation is your best insurance against an accident. Read and understand this manual carefully before operating the tractor. All operators, no matter how much experience they may have, should read this and other related manuals before operating the tractor or any implement attached to it. It is the owner's obligation to instruct all operators in safe operation. 1. BEFORE OPERATING THE TRACTOR

1. Know your equipment and its limitations. Read this entire manual before attempting to start and operate the tractor.

2. Pay special attention to the danger, warning and caution labels on the tractor.

3. Do not operate the tractor or any implement attached to it while under the influence of alcohol, medication, controlled substances or while fatigued.

4. Before allowing other people to use your tractor, explain how to operate and have them read this manual before operation.

5. Never wear loose, torn, or bulky clothing around tractor. It may catch on moving parts or controls, leading to the risk of an accident. Use additional safety items, e.g. hard hat, safety boots or shoes, eye and hearing protection, gloves, etc., as appropriate or required.

6. Do not allow passengers to ride on any part of the tractor at anytime. The operator must remain in the tractor seat during operation.

7. Check brakes, clutch, linkage pins and other mechanical parts for improper adjustment and wear. Replace worn or damaged parts promptly. Check the tightness of all nuts and bolts regularly. (For further details, see "MAINTENANCE" section.)

8. Keep your tractor clean. Dirt, grease, and trash build up may contribute to fires and lead to personal injury.

9. Use only implements meeting the specifications listed under "IMPLEMENT LIMITATIONS" in this manual or implements approved by KUBOTA.

10.Use proper weights on the front or rear of the tractor to reduce the risk of upsets. When using the front loader, put an implement or ballast on the 3-point hitch to improve stability. Follow the safe operating procedures specified in the implement or attachment manual. 11.The narrower the tread, the greater the risk of a tractor upset. For maximum stability, adjust the wheels to the widest practical tread width for your application. (See "TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST" section.)

12.Do not modify the tractor. Unauthorized modification may affect the function of the tractor, which may result in personal injury. C CAB, ROPS 1. KUBOTA recommends the use of a CAB or Roll Over Protective Structures (ROPS) and seat belt in almost all applications. This combination will reduce the risk of serious injury or death, should the tractor be upset. Check for overhead clearance which may interfere with a CAB or ROPS.

2. Set parking brake and stop engine. Remove any obstruction that may prevent raising or folding of the ROPS. Do not allow any bystanders. Always perform function from a stable position at the rear of the tractor. Hold the top of the ROPS securely when raising or folding. Make sure all pins are installed and locked.

3. If the CAB or ROPS is loosened or removed for any reason, make sure that all parts are reinstalled correctly before operating the tractor.

4. Never modify or repair any structural member of a CAB or ROPS because welding, bending, drilling, grinding, or cutting may weaken the structure.

5. If any structural member of the CAB or ROPS is damaged, replace the entire structure at your local KUBOTA Dealer.

6. If the tractor is equipped with a foldable ROPS it may be temporarily folded down only when absolutely necessary for areas with height constraints. (There is no operator protection provided by the ROPS in the folded position. For operator safety the ROPS should be placed in the upright and locked position and the seat belt fastened for all other operations.)

7. Always use the seat belt if the tractor has a CAB or ROPS. Do not use the seat belt if a foldable ROPS is down or there is no ROPS. Check the seat belt regularly and replace if frayed or damaged.

Operator safety is a priority. Safe operation, specifically with respect to overturning hazards, entails understanding the equipment and environmental conditions at the time of use. Some prohibited uses which can affect overturning hazards include traveling and turning with implements and loads carried too high etc. This manual sets forth some of the obvious risks, but the list is not, and cannot be, exhaustive. It is the operator's responsibility to be alert for any equipment or environmental condition that could compromise safe operation. C Starting 1. Always sit in the operator's seat when starting engine or operating levers or controls. Adjust seat per instructions in the operating the tractor section. Never start engine while standing on the ground.

2. Before starting the engine, make sure that all levers (including auxiliary control levers) are in their neutral positions, that the parking brake is engaged, and that both the clutch and the Power Take-Off (PTO) are disengaged or "OFF". Fasten the seat belt if the tractor has a CAB or a foldable ROPS in the upright and locked position.

3. Do not start engine by shorting across starter terminals or bypassing the safety start switch. Machine may start in gear and move if normal starting circuitry is bypassed.

4. Do not operate or idle engine in a non-ventilated area. Carbon monoxide gas is colorless, odorless, and deadly.

5. Check before each use that operator presence controls are functioning correctly. Test safety systems. (See "Checking Engine Start System" and "Checking Operator Presence Control" in "EVERY 50 HOURS" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.) Do not operate unless they are functioning correctly. C Working 1. Pull only from the drawbar. Never hitch to axle housing or any other point except drawbar; such arrangements will increase the risk of serious personal injury or death due to a tractor upset.

2. For trailing PTO-driven implements, set the drawbar to the towing position.

3. Attach pulled or towed loads to the drawbar only.

4. Keep all shields and guards in place. Replace any that are missing or damaged.

5. Avoid sudden starts. To avoid upsets, slow down when turning, on uneven ground, and before stopping.

6. The tractor cannot turn with the differential locked and attempting to do so could be dangerous.

7. Do not operate near ditches, holes, embankments, or other ground surface features which may collapse under the tractor's weight. The risk of tractor upset is even higher when the ground is loose or wet. Tall grass can hide obstacles, walk the area first to be sure.

8. Watch where you are going at all times. Watch for and avoid obstacles. Be alert at row ends, near trees, and other obstructions.

9. When working in groups, always let the others know

what you are going to do before you do it. 10.Never try to get on or off a moving tractor. 11.Always sit in the operator's seat when operating levers or controls. 12.Do not stand between tractor and implement or trailed vehicle unless parking brake is applied. C Safety for children Tragedy can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children generally are attracted to machines and the work they do. SAFE OPERATION

1. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.

2. Keep children out of the work area and under the watchful eye of another responsible adult.

3. Be alert and shut your machine down if children enter the work area.

4. Never carry children on your machine. There is no safe place for them to ride. They may fall off and be run over or interfere with your control of the machine.

5. Never allow children to operate the machine even under adult supervision.

6. Never allow children to play on the machine or on the implement.

7. Use extra caution when backing up. Look behind and down to make sure area is clear before moving.

C Operating on slopes Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. 1. To avoid upsets, always back up steep slopes. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not operate on it. Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.

2. Driving forward out of a ditch, mired condition or up a steep slope increases the risk of a tractor to be upset backward. Always back out of these situations. Extra caution is required with 4-wheel drive models because their increased traction can give the operator false confidence in the tractor's ability to climb slopes.

3. Keep all movement on slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed, direction or apply brake and make sudden motions of the steering wheel.

4. Avoid disengaging the clutch or changing gears speed when climbing or going down a slope. If on a slope disengaging the clutch or changing gears to neutral could cause loss of control.

5. Special attention should be made to the weight and location of implements and loads as such will affect the stability of the tractor.

6. To improve stability on slope, set widest wheel tread as shown in "TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST" section. Follow recommendations for proper ballasting.

C Driving the tractor on the road 1. Lock the 2 brake pedals together to help assure straight-line stops. Uneven braking at road speeds could cause the tractor to tip over. [Manual Transmission Type]

[HST Type]

(1) Brake Pedal (LH) (A) Whenever travelling on the road

(2) Brake Pedal (RH)

(3) Brake Pedal Lock

2. Check the front wheel engagement. The braking characteristics are different between 2 and 4-wheel drive. Be aware of the difference and use carefully.

3. Always slow the tractor down before turning. Turning at high speed may tip the tractor over.

4. Make sure that the Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) sign is clean and visible. Use hazard lights and turn signals as required.

5. Observe all local traffic and safety regulations.

6. Turn the headlights on. Dim them when meeting another vehicle.

7. Drive at speeds that allow you to maintain control at all times.

8. Do not apply the differential lock while traveling at road speeds. The tractor may run out of control.

9. Avoid sudden motions of the steering wheel as they can lead to a dangerous loss of stability. The risk is especially great when the tractor is traveling at road speeds.

10.Keep the ROPS in the "UP" position and wear the seat belt when driving the tractor on the road. Otherwise, you will not be protected in the event of a tractor roll-over. 11.Do not operate an implement while the tractor is on the road. Lock the 3-point hitch in the raised position. 12.When towing other equipment, use a safety chain and place an SMV emblem on it as well. 13.Set the implement lowering speed knob in the "LOCK" position to hold the implement in the raised position.

1. Disengage the PTO, lower all implements to the ground, place all control levers in their neutral positions, set the parking brake, stop the engine, remove the key from the ignition and lock the cab door (if equipped).

2. Make sure that the tractor has come to a complete stop before dismounting.

3. Avoid parking on steep slopes, if at all possible park on a firm and level surface; if not, park across a slope with chock the wheels. Failure to comply with this warning may allow the tractor to move and could cause injury or death.

(1) Safety chain SAFE OPERATION

4. OPERATING THE PTO 1. Wait until all moving components have completely stopped before getting off the tractor, connecting, disconnecting, adjusting, cleaning, or servicing any PTO driven equipment.

2. Keep the PTO shaft cover in place at all times. Replace the PTO shaft cap when the shaft is not in use.

(1) PTO Shaft cover (A) "NORMAL POSITION"

(2) PTO Shaft cap (B) "RAISED POSITION"

3. Before installing or using PTO driven equipment, read the manufacturer's manual and review the safety labels attached to the equipment.

4. When operating stationary PTO driven equipment, always apply the tractor parking brake and place chocks behind and in front of the rear wheels. Stay clear of all rotating parts. Never step over rotating parts.

5. USING 3-POINT HITCH 1. Use the 3-point hitch only with equipment designed for 3-point hitch usage.

2. When using a 3-point hitch mounted implement, be sure to install the proper counterbalance weight on the front of the tractor.

6. SERVICING THE TRACTOR Before servicing the tractor, park it on a firm, flat and level surface, set the parking brake, lower all implements to the ground, place the gear shift lever in neutral, stop the engine and remove the key. 1. Allow the tractor time to cool off before working on or near the engine, muffler, radiator, etc.

2. Do not remove radiator cap while coolant is hot. When cool, slowly rotate cap to the first stop and allow sufficient time for excess pressure to escape before removing the cap completely. If the tractor has a coolant recovery tank, add coolant or water to the tank, not the radiator. (See "Checking Coolant Level" in "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.)

3. Always stop the engine before refueling. Avoid spills and overfilling.

4. Do not smoke when working around battery or when refueling. Keep all sparks and flames away from battery and fuel tank. The battery presents an explosive hazard, because it gives off hydrogen and oxygen especially when recharging.

5. Before "jump starting" a dead battery, read and follow all of the instructions. (See "JUMP STARTING" in "OPERATING THE ENGINE" section.)

6. Keep first aid kit and fire extinguisher handy at all times.

7. Disconnect the battery's ground cable before working on or near electric components.

8. To avoid the possibility of battery explosion, do not use or charge the refillable type battery if the fluid level is below the LOWER ( lower limit level ) mark. Check the fluid level regularly and add distilled water as required so that the fluid level is between the UPPER and LOWER levels.

9. To avoid sparks from an accidental short circuit, always disconnect the battery's ground cable (-) first and reconnect it last.

10.Do not attempt to mount a tire on a rim. This should be done by a qualified person with the proper equipment. 11.Always maintain the correct tire pressure. Do not inflate tires above the recommended pressure shown in the operator's manual.

12.Securely support the tractor when either changing wheels or adjusting the wheel tread width. 13.Make sure that wheel bolts have been tightened to the specified torque. 14.Do not work under any hydraulically supported devices. They can settle, suddenly leak down, or be accidentally lowered. If it is necessary to work under tractor or any machine elements for servicing or adjustment, securely support them with stands or suitable blocking beforehand. 15.Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure has sufficient force to penetrate skin, causing serious personal injury. Before disconnecting hydraulic lines, be sure to release all residual pressure. Before applying pressure to the hydraulic system, make sure that all connections are tight and that all lines, pipes, and hoses are free of damage.

SAFE OPERATION

7. DANGER, WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS

SAFE OPERATION

8. CARE OF DANGER, WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS 1. Keep danger, warning and caution labels clean and free from obstructing material.

2. Clean danger, warning and caution labels with soap and water, dry with a soft cloth.

3. Replace damaged or missing danger, warning and caution labels with new labels from your local KUBOTA Dealer.

4. If a component with danger, warning and caution label(s) affixed is replaced with new part, make sure new label(s) is (are) attached in the same location(s) as the replaced component.

5. Mount new danger, warning and caution labels by applying on a clean dry surface and pressing any bubbles to outside edge.

SERVICING OF TRACTOR

Your dealer is interested in your new tractor and has the desire to help you get the most value from it. After reading this manual thoroughly, you will find that you can do some of the regular maintenance yourself. However, when in need of parts or major service, be sure to see your KUBOTA Dealer. For service, contact the KUBOTA Dealership from which you purchased your tractor or your local KUBOTA Dealer. When in need of parts, be prepared to give your dealer the tractor, CAB/ROPS and engine serial numbers. Locate the serial numbers now and record them in the space provided.

Type Serial No. Tractor CAB / ROPS Engine Date of Purchase Name of Dealer (To be filled in by purchaser)

C Warranty This tractor is warranted under the KUBOTA Limited Express Warranty, a copy of which may be obtained from your selling dealer. No warranty shall, however, apply if the tractor has not been handled according to the instruction given in the Operator's Manual even it is within the warranty period. C Scrapping the tractor and its procedure To put the tractor out of service, correctly follow the local rules and regulations of the country or territory where you scrap it. If you have questions, consult your local KUBOTA Dealer.

(1)ROPS identification plate (ROPS Serial No.) SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATION TABLE

Model L2501 Manual Transmission HST 2WD 4WD 4WD PTO power* kW (HP) 15.3 (20.5) 14.2 (19.0) Engine Maker KUBOTA Model D1703-M-DI-E4 Type Direct injection, Vertical, Water-Cooled 4 cycle diesel Number of cylinders 3 Bore and stroke mm (in) 87 X 92.4 (3.4 x 3.6) Total displacement L (cu.in.) 1.647 (100.47) Engine gross power* kW (HP) 18.5 (24.8) Engine net power* kW (HP) 17.8 (23.9) Rated revolution rps (rpm) 36.7 (2200) Low idling revolution rps (rpm) 17.5 to 19.2 (1050 to 1150) Maximum torque N-m (ft-lbs.) 95.2 (70.2) Battery 12V. RC : 123 min, CCA : 490 A Capacities Fuel tank L (U.S.gals.) 38.0 (10.0) Engine crankcase (with filter) L (U.S.qts.) 5.7 (6.0) Engine coolant L (U.S.qts.) 6.0 (6.3) Transmission case L (U.S.gals.) 27.0 (7.1) 27.5 (7.3) 23.5 (6.2) Dimensions Overall length (without 3p) mm (in.) 2810 (110.6) 2700 (106.3) Overall width (min.tread) mm (in.) 1400 (55.1) Overall height (with ROPS) mm (in.) 2330 (91.7) Overall height (Top of steering wheel) mm (in.) 1475 (58.1) Wheel base mm (in.) 1610 (63.3) Min. ground clearance mm (in.) 345 (13.6) 340 (13.4) Tread Front mm (in.) 1050 (41.3) 1095 (43.1) Rear mm (in.) 1115 (43.8), 1195 (47.1), 1290 (50.8) Weight (with ROPS) kg (lbs.) 1100 (2425) 1180 (2601) 1190 (2623)

SPECIFICATIONS

Model L2501 Manual Transmission HST 2WD 4WD 4WD Traveling system Tires AG Front 5 -15 7.2 -16 AG Rear 11.2 - 24 Indust. (option) Front N / A 27 x 8.50 - 15 Rear N / A 15 - 19.5R4 Clutch Dry type Single stage Steering Integral type power steering Transmission Gear shift, 8 forward and 4 reverse Hydrostatic transmission, 3 range speed Brake Wet disk type Min. turning radius (with brake) m (feet) 2.4 (7.9) 2.5 (8.2) Hydraulic unit Hydraulic control system Position control Pump capacity (main) L / min (gal / min) 19.5 (5.15) Pump capacity (PS) L / min (gal / min) 11.8 (3.13) 3-point hitch Category 1 Max. lift force At lift points kg (lbs.) 870 (1918) 24 in. behind lift points kg (lbs.) 630 (1389) System pressure MPa (kgf / cm ) [psi] 15.2 (155) [2205] PTO Rear PTO PTO shaft size SAE 1-3 /8, 6-splines Type Transmission driven with overrunning Live-continuous running PTO / Engine speed rpm 540 / 1910 540 / 2105

NOTE: *Manufacturer's estimate The company reserves the right to change the specifications without notice. SPECIFICATIONS

TRAVELING SPEEDS

[Manual Transmission Type] (At rated engine rpm) Model L2501 Tire size (Rear) 11.2-24 Range gear shift lever Main gear shift lever km/h mph Forward Low 1 1.4 0.9 2 1.8 1.1 3 2.6 1.6 4 4.5 2.8 High 1 5.3 3.3 2 6.9 4.3 3 10.0 6.2 4 17.3 10.7 Reverse Reverse 1 1.9 1.2 2 2.5 1.6 3 3.6 2.2 4 6.2 3.9

The company reserves the right to change the specifications without notice. [HST Type] (At rated engine rpm)

Model L2501 Tire size (Rear) 11.2-24 Range gear shift lever km/h mph Forward L 0 to 5.1 0 to 3.2 M 0 to 8.9 0 to 5.5 H 0 to 18.5 0 to 11.5 Reverse L 0 to 4.6 0 to 2.9 M 0 to 8.0 0 to 5.0 H 0 to 16.6 0 to 10.3

The company reserves the right to change the specifications without notice.

IMPLEMENT LIMITATIONS

The KUBOTA Tractor has been thoroughly tested for proper performance with implements sold or approved by KUBOTA. Use with implements which are not sold or approved by KUBOTA and which exceed the maximum specifications listed below, or which are otherwise unfit for use with the KUBOTA Tractor may result in malfunctions or failures of the tractor, damage to other property and injury to the operator or others. [Any malfunctions or failures of the tractor resulting from use with improper implements are not covered by the warranty.] Tread (max. width) with farm tires Lower link end max. lifting capacity W Front Rear 2WD 4WD L2501 1050 mm (41.3 in.) 1095 mm (43.1 in.) 1290 mm (50.8 in.) 870 kg (1918 lbs.)

Actual figures Implement weight W and/or size Max. Drawbar Load W Trailer loading weight W Max. capacity L2501 As in the following list (Shown on the next page) 330 kg (730 lbs.) 1000 kg (2200 lbs.) Lower link end max. hydraulic lifting capacity ...........W Implement weight .................The implement's weight which can be put on the lower link : W Max. drawbar load ................W Trailer loading weight ............The max. loading weight for trailer (without trailer's weight) : W

A Implement size may vary depending on soil operating conditions. A Implement size may vary depending on soil operating conditions. No. Implement Remarks L2501 1 Trailer Max. load capacity kg(lbs.) 1000 (2200) Max. drawbar load kg (lbs.) 330 (730) 2 Mower Rotary-Cutter Max. cutting width mm (in.) 1524 (60) Max. weight kg (lbs.) 350 (770) Flail Mower Max. cutting width mm (in.) 1270 (50) Max. weight kg (lbs.) 350 (770) Sickle Bar Max. cutting width mm (in.) 1829 (72) Max. weight kg (lbs.) 400 (880) 3 Sprayer Rear mounted Max. tank capacity L (gals.) 300 (80) Pull type Max. tank capacity L (gals.) 800 (210) 4 Rotary Tiller Max. tilling width mm (in.) 1370 (54) 5 Bottom Plow Max. size 12 in. x 2, 16 in. x 1 6 Disk harrow : Pull type Max. harrowing width mm (in.) 1524 (60) Max. weight kg (lbs.) 300 (660) 7 Chisel Plow Max. width mm (in.) 1829 (72) Max. weight kg (lbs.) 350 (770) 8 Broad Caster Max. tank capacity L (gals.) 200 (53) Max. weight kg (lbs.) 100 (220) 9 Manure Spreader Max. capacity kg (lbs.) 1000 (2200) 10 Cultivator Max. width mm (in.) 1524 (60) Number of rows 1 Max. weight kg (lbs.) 250 (550) 11 Front Blade Max. cutting width mm (in.) 1829 (72) Max. oil pressure MPa (psi) 15.9 (2311) Sub frame Necessary 12 Rear Blade Max. cutting width mm (in.) 1829 (72) Max. oil pressure MPa (psi) 15.9 (2311) 13 Front-end Loader Max lifting capacity kg (lbs.) 460 (1014) Max. oil pressure MPa (psi) 15.9 (2311) Sub frame Not necessary 14 Box Blade Max. cutting width mm (in.) 1321 (52) Max. weight kg (lbs.) 315 (694) 15 Backhoe Max. digging depth mm (in.) 2288 (90) Max. weight kg (lbs.) 420 (926) Sub frame Necessary 16 Snow Blade Max. width mm (in.) 1524 (60) Max. weight kg (lbs.) 300 (660) 17 Snow Blower Max. working width mm (in.) 1524 (60) Max. weight kg (lbs.) 250 (550)

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

B Instrument Panel, Switches and Hand Controls

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (1) Electrical charge lamp.......................... 30 (2) Engine oil pressure lamp...................... 30 (3) Glow plug indicator.............................. 12 (4) Fuel gauge........................................... 30 (5) Hazard light switch............................... 21 (6) Turn signal switch................................ 21 (7) Head light switch.................................. 21 (8) Turn signal / Hazard light indicator....... 21 (9) Hourmeter / Tachometer...................... 31 (10) Coolant temperature gauge................. 31 (11) Key switch............................................ 12

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS B Foot and Hand Controls C Manual Transmission Type

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (1) Parking brake lever.............................. 32

(2) Main gear shift lever............................. 24

(3) Clutch pedal......................................... 23

(4) PTO gear shift lever............................. 34

(5) 3-Point hitch lowering speed knob....... 39

(6) Front wheel drive lever [4WD Type]..... 24

(7) Range gear shift lever (Shuttle shift lever)............................... 24

(8) Seat belt............................................... 21

(9) Operator's seat.................................... 20

(10) Hand throttle lever................................ 25

(11) Brake pedal.......................................... 22,25

(12) Foot throttle.......................................... 25

(13) Position control lever............................ 39

(14) Differential lock pedal........................... 32

(15) Cup holder .......................................... ­

(16) Tool box ............................................ ­

10 INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS

C HST Type

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS (1) Parking brake lever ............................. 32 (2) Clutch pedal ........................................ 23 (3) Front wheel drive lever ........................ 27 (4) Differential lock pedal .......................... 32 (5) Range gear shift lever ......................... 26 (6) Cruise control lever (if equipped) ......... 28 (7) Seat belt .............................................. 21 (8) Operator's seat ................................... 20 (9) Hand throttle lever ............................... 27 (10) Brake pedal ......................................... 22,27 (11) Speed control pedal ............................ 28 (12) Position control lever ........................... 39 (13) 3-Point hitch lowering speed knob ....... 39 (14) Cup holder .......................................... - (15) PTO gear shift lever ............................ 34 (16) Tool box ............................................ -

PRE-OPERATION CHECK

DAILY CHECK To prevent trouble from occurring, it is important to know the condition of the tractor well. Check it before starting.

A Be sure to check and service the tractor on a level surface with the engine shut off and the parking brake "ON" and implement lowered to the ground. Check item - Walk around inspection

- Check engine oil level

- Check transmission oil level

- Check coolant level

- Clean grill and radiator screen

- Clean oil cooler [HST model]

- Check air cleaner evacuator valve (When used in a dusty place)

- Check brake and clutch pedal

- Check indicators, gauges and meter

- Check lights

- Check wire harness

- Check seat belt and ROPS

- Check movable parts

-Refuel (See "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.) - Care of danger, warning and caution labels (See "DANGER, WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS" in "SAFE OPERATION" section.)

OPERATING THE ENGINE

A Read "Safe Operation" in the front of this manual. A Read the danger, warning and caution labels located on the tractor. A To avoid the danger of exhaust fume poisoning, do not operate the engine in a closed building without proper ventilation. A Never start engine while standing on ground. Start engine only from operator's seat. A Make it a rule to set all shift levers to the "NEUTRAL" positions and to place PTO lever in "OFF" position before starting the engine.

A Do not use starting fluid or ether. A To protect the battery and the starter, make sure that the starter is not continuously turned for more than 10 seconds.

STARTING THE ENGINE 1. Make sure the parking brake is set. 1. To set the parking brake; (1) Interlock the brake pedals.

(2) Depress the brake pedals.

(3) Latch the brake pedals with the parking brake lever.

2. To release the parking brake, depress the brake pedals again.

A To prevent damage to the parking brake lever, make sure that brake pedals are fully depressed before pushing the parking brake lever. 2. Place the shift levers in "NEUTRAL" position. [Manual Transmission Type]

(1) Main gear shift lever (H) "HIGH"

(2) Range gear shift lever (N) "NEUTRAL POSITION"

(L) "LOW"

(R) "REVERSE"

2. Make sure the cruise control lever is in "OFF" position. Place the Speed control Pedal in "NEUTRAL" position. Place the range gear shift lever in "NEUTRAL" position. [HST Type]

(1) Cruise control lever (N) "NEUTRAL (if equipped) POSITION"

(2) Speed control pedal

"OFF POSITION"

(3) Range gear shift lever

A Depress the both brake pedals together, doing so the cruise control lever automatically returns to the off position. A When removing the foot from speed control pedal, the pedal automatically returns to the neutral position.

3. Place the PTO gear shift lever in "OFF" 4. Place the position control lever in position. "LOWEST" position.

[Manual Transmission Type] [HST Type] (1) Hand Throttle lever

"INCREASE" (2) Foot Throttle [except HST Type]

"DECREASE" (1) PTO gear shift lever "ON" "OFF"

(1) PTO gear shift lever "ON" "OFF"

6. Insert the key into the key switch and 7. Fully depress the clutch pedal, turn the turn it "ON". key to "PREHEAT" position and hold it for the preheating. For the appropriate preheating time, refer to the table below:

Temperature Preheating Time Over 0 (32 ) 2 to 3 sec. 0 to -5 (32 to 23 ) 5 sec. -5 to -15 (23 to 5 ) 10 sec.

"PREHEAT"

"OFF" "ON"

"START"

C Check Warning lamps: When the key is turned "ON", lamps (1) (2) should come on. If trouble should occur at any location while the engine is running, the warning lamp corresponding to that location comes on.

(1) Engine oil pressure (3) Glow plug indicator

(2) Electrical charge

A Daily checks with the warning lamps only are not sufficient. Never fail to conduct physical daily checks carefully by referring to Daily Check section. (See "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.) A Glow plug indicator (3) comes on while engine is being preheated. 8. Turn the key to "START" position and release when the engine starts.

[Manual Transmission Type] A Because of the safety devices, the engine will not start except when the PTO gear shift lever is in the "OFF" position and the range gear shift lever is in the "NEUTRAL" position. [HST Type] A Because of the safety devices, the engine will not start except when the PTO gear shift lever is placed in the "OFF" position, speed control pedal is placed in the "NEUTRAL" position and clutch pedal is disengaged. 9. Check to see that engine oil pressure and electrical charge lamps are "OFF". If the lamp is still on, immediately stop the engine and determine the cause. 10. Release the clutch pedal. C Cold Weather Starting When the ambient temperature is below -5 (23 ) and the engine is very cold. (If the engine fails to start after 10 seconds, turn off the key for 30 seconds. Then repeat steps 7 and 8. To protect the battery and the starter, make sure that the starter is not continuously turned for more than 10 seconds.)

STOPPING THE ENGINE 1. After slowing the engine to idle, turn the key to "OFF".

2. Remove the key.

A If key does not stop the engine, consult your local KUBOTA Dealer.

WARMING UP

To avoid personal injury or death: A Be sure to set the parking brake during warm-up. A Be sure to set all shift levers to the "NEUTRAL" positions and to place PTO lever in "OFF" position during warm-up. For 5 minutes after engine start-up, allow engine to warm up without applying any load, this is to allow oil to reach every engine part. If load should be applied to the engine without this warm-up period, trouble such as seizure, breakage or premature wear may develop. BWarm-Up Transmission Oil in the Low Temperature Range Hydraulic oil serves as transmission fluid. In cold weather, the oil may be cold with increased viscosity. This can cause delayed oil circulation or abnormally low hydraulic pressure for some time after engine start-up. This in turn can result in trouble in the hydraulic system. To prevent the above, observe the following instructions: Warm up the engine at about 50% of rated rpm according to the table below:

Ambient temperature Warm-up time requirement Above 0 (32 ) At least 10 minutes 0 to -10 (32 to 14 ) 10 to 20 minutes -10 to -20 (14 to -4 ) 20 to 30 minutes Below -20 (-4 ) More than 30 minutes

A Do not operate the tractor under full load condition until it is sufficiently warmed up.

JUMP STARTING

To avoid personal injury or death: A Battery gases can explode. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from battery. A If tractor battery is frozen, do not jump start engine. A Do not connect the other end of the negative (-) jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal of the tractor battery. When jump starting the engine, follow the instructions below to safely start the engine. 1. Bring the helper vehicle with a battery of the same voltage as disabled tractor within easy cable reach. "THE VEHICLES MUST NOT TOUCH".

2. Engage the parking brakes of both vehicles and put the shift levers in neutral. Shut both engines off.

3. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves.

4. Attach the red clamp to the positive (red, (+) or pos.) terminal of the dead battery and clamp the other end of the same cable to the positive (red, (+) or pos.) terminal of the helper battery.

5. Clamp the other cable to the negative (black, (-) or neg.) terminal of the helper battery.

6. Clamp the other end to the engine block or frame of the disabled tractor as far from the dead battery as possible.

7. Start the helper vehicle and let its engine run for a few moments. Start the disabled tractor.

8. Disconnect the jumper cables in the exact reverse order of attachment. (Steps 6, 5 and 4).

A This machine has a 12 volt negative (-) ground starting system. A Use only same voltage for jump starting. A Use of a higher voltage source on tractor's electrical system could result in severe damage to tractor's electrical system. Use only matching voltage source when "Jump starting" a low or dead battery condition. A Do not operate the tractor with the battery cable disconnected from the battery. A Do not operate the tractor without the battery mounted. A Do not operate the tractor with the battery dead. Charge the battery fully enough before operating the tractor. Otherwise the tractor might malfunction.

OPERATING THE TRACTOR

OPERATING NEW TRACTOR How a new tractor is handled and maintained determines the life of the tractor. A new tractor just off the factory production line has been, of course, tested, but the various parts are not accustomed to each other, so care should be taken to operate the tractor for the first 50 hours at a slower speed and avoid excessive work or operation until the various parts become "broken-in". The manner in which the tractor is handled during the "breaking-in" period greatly affects the life of your tractor. Therefore, to obtain the maximum performance and the longest life of the tractor, it is very important to properly break-in your tractor. In handling a new tractor, the following precautions should be observed. BDo not Operate the Tractor at Full Speed for the First 50 Hours A Do not start quickly nor apply the brakes suddenly. A In winter, operate the tractor after fully warming up the engine. A Do not run the engine at speeds faster than necessary. A On rough roads, slow down to suitable speeds. Do not operate the tractor at fast speed. The above precautions are not limited only to new tractors, but to all tractors. But it should be especially observed in the case of new tractors. BChanging Lubricating Oil for New Tractors The lubricating oil is especially important in the case of a new tractor. The various parts are not "broken-in" and are not accustomed to each other; small metal grit may develop during the operation of the tractor; and this may wear out or damage the parts. Therefore, care should be taken to change the lubricating oil a little earlier than would ordinarily be required. For further details of change interval hours. (See "MAINTENANCE" section.)

BOARDING AND LEAVING THE TRACTOR 1. Never try to get on or off a moving tractor or jump off the tractor to exit.

2. Face the tractor when getting into or out of the tractor. Do not use the controls as hand holds to prevent inadvertent machine movements.

3. Always keep steps and floor clean to avoid slippery conditions.

OPERATING FOLDABLE ROPS (ifequipped)

A When raising or folding the ROPS, apply parking brake, stop the engine and remove the key. Always perform function from a stable position at the rear of tractor. A Fold the ROPS down only when absolutely necessary and fold it up and lock it again as soon as possible. A Before proceeding to fold ROPS, check for any possible interference with installed implements and attachments. If interference occurs, contact your KUBOTA Dealer. BTo Fold the ROPS 1. Remove both set bolts.

2. Fold the ROPS.

BTo Raise the ROPS to Upright Position 1. Remove both hair pin cotters and set bolts. To avoid personal injury: A Hold the ROPS tightly with both hands and fold the ROPS slowly and carefully. 2. Raise ROPS to the upright position.

3. Align set bolt holes and insert both set bolts. Slightly tighten the set bolts and secure them with the hair pin cotters.

To avoid personal injury: A Make sure that both set bolts are properly installed and secured with the hair pin cotters.

To avoid personal injury: A Raise the ROPS slowly and carefully.

3. Align set bolt holes, insert both set bolts. Slightly tighten the set bolts and secure them with the hair pin cotters.

To avoid personal injury: A Make sure that both set bolts are properly installed as soon as the ROPS is in the upright position and secured with the hair pin cotters.

BAdjustment of Foldable ROPS A Adjust free fall of the ROPS upper frame regularly. A If you feel less friction in folding the ROPS, remove the cotter pin (1), tighten the nut (2) until you feel the right friction in the movement and then replace the cotter pin.

STARTING 1. Adjusting the operator's position.

A The seat and suspension should be adjusted to ensure that the controls are comfortably at hand for the operator, ensuring that the operator maintains a good posture and minimizes risks from whole body vibration. BOperator's Seat

To avoid personal injury or death: A Make adjustments to the seat only while the tractor is stopped. A Make sure that the seat is completely secured after each adjustment. A Do not allow any person other than the operator to ride on the tractor.

C Travel adjustment Pull up the travel adjust lever and slide the seat backward or forward, as required. The seat will lock in position when the lever is released. C Suspension adjustment Turn the suspension adjust handle to achieve the optimum suspension setting.

A After adjusting the operator's seat, be sure to check to see that the seat is properly locked. A Position the suspension adjust handle at the horizontal position. BSeat Belt

To avoid personal injury or death: A Always use the seat belt when any ROPS or CAB are installed. A Do not use the seat belt if a foldable ROPS is down or there is no ROPS. Adjust the seat belt for proper fit and connect the buckle. This seat belt is auto-locking retractable type.

BHead Light / Turn Signal / Hazard Light Switch C Head Light Switch Turn the light switch clockwise, and the following lights are activated on the switch position. (A) OFF.... Head lights OFF. (B)

.... Head lights dimmed, low beam. (C) .... Head lights ON, high beam. C Hazard Light Switch When hazard light switch is pushed, the hazard lights flash along with the indicator on the instrument panel. Press the hazard light switch again to turn off the light. C Turn Signal with Hazard Light 1. To indicate a right turn with the hazard lights already flashing (hazard on), turn the knob clockwise.

2. To indicate a left turn with the hazard lights already flashing, turn the knob counterclockwise.

3. When the left or right turn signal is activated in combination with the hazard lights, the indicated turning light will flash and the other will stay on. C Turn Signal without Hazard light 1. To indicate a right turn without hazard lights (hazard off), turn the knob clockwise.

2. To indicate a left turn without hazard lights, turn the knob counterclockwise.

3. When the left or right turn signal is activated without the hazard lights, the indicated turning light will flash and the other will be on.

A Be sure to return switch to center position after turning.

(1) Head light switch (A) "OFF"

(2) Turn signal light switch (B) "ON (LOW)"

(C)"ON (HIGH)" BTractor Lights (1) Head light

(2) Turn signal / Hazard light

(3) Rear turn signal / Hazard light

(4) Tail light

3. Checking the brake pedal. BBrake Pedals (Right and Left)

To avoid personal injury or death: A Be sure to interlock the right and left pedals. Applying only one rear wheel brake at high speeds could cause the tractor to swerve or roll-over. A Be sure brake pedals have equal adjustment when using locked together. Incorrect or unequal brake pedal adjustment can cause the tractor to swerve or roll-over.

To avoid personal injury or death: A Do not make brake suddenly. An accident may occur as a result of a heavy towed load shifting forward or loss of control. A To avoid skidding and loss of steering control when driving on icy, wet, or loose surfaces, make sure the tractor is correctly ballasted, operated at reduced speed, operated with front wheel drive engaged (if equipped). A The braking characteristics are different between 2 and 4-wheel drive. Be aware of the difference and use carefully. 1. Before operating the tractor on the road or before applying the parking brake, be sure to interlock the right and left pedals as illustrated below.

2. Use individual brakes to assist in making sharp turns at slow speeds (Field Operation Only). Disengage the brake pedal lock and depress only one brake pedal.

3. Be sure brake pedals have equal adjustment when using locked together.

(1) Brake pedal lock (A) "LOCK" (B)"RELEASE" 4. Raise the implement. (See "HYDRAULIC UNIT" section.)

5. Depress the clutch pedal. BClutch Pedal

To avoid personal injury or death: A Sudden release of the clutch may cause the tractor to lunge in an unexpected manner. The clutch is disengaged when the clutch pedal is fully pressed down.

To help prevent premature clutch wear: A The clutch pedal must be quickly disengaged and be slowly engaged. A Avoid operating the tractor with your foot resting on the clutch pedal. A Select proper gear and engine speed depending on the type of job. 6. Selecting the Travel Speed. [Manual Transmission Type]

(1) Main gear shift lever (L) "LOW"

(2) Range gear shift lever (N) "NEUTRAL" (Shuttle shift lever) (H) "HIGH"

(3) Front wheel drive lever (R) "REVERSE"

BMain Gear Shift Lever & Range Gear Shift Lever The main gear shift lever pattern is in the form of a "H". The range gear shift lever moves in the form of a " " in 3 stages, "HIGH", "LOW" and "REVERSE". By combination and use of the main gear shift lever and the range gear shift lever, 8 forward speeds and 4 reverse speeds are obtained.

A To change speeds, press the clutch pedal completely down and stop the tractor before attempting to proceed with speed change.

A When you stand up from the seat with the range gear shift lever at "FORWARD" or "REVERSE", the engine will stop regardless of whether the machine is moving or not. This is because the tractor is equipped with Operator Presence Control system (OPC). BFront Wheel Drive Lever [4WD]

To avoid personal injury or death: A Do not engage the front wheel drive when traveling at road speed. A When driving on icy, wet, or loose surfaces, make sure the tractor is correctly ballasted to avoid skidding and loss of steering control. Operate at reduced speed and engage front wheel drive. A An accident may occur if the tractor is suddenly braked, such as by heavy towed loads shifting forward or loss of control. A The braking characteristics are different between 2 and 4-wheel drive. Be aware of the difference and use carefully. Use the lever to engage the front wheels with the tractor stopped. Shift the lever to "ON" to engage the front wheel drive.

A Depress the clutch pedal before engaging the front wheel drive lever. A If the front wheel drive lever is difficult to set to OFF, stop the tractor, turn the steering wheel and move the lever. A Tires will wear quickly if front wheel drive is engaged on paved roads. C Front wheel drive is effective for the following jobs: 1. When greater pulling force is needed, such as working in a wet field, when pulling a trailer, or when working with a front-end loader.

2. When working in sandy soil.

3. When working on a hard soil where a rotary tiller might push the tractor forward.

4. For increased braking at reduced speed.

7. Accelerate the engine. BHand Throttle Lever Pulling the throttle lever back increases engine speed, and pushing it forward decreases engine speed. BFoot Throttle Use the foot throttle when traveling on the road. Press down on it for higher speed. The foot throttle is interlocked with the hand throttle lever; when using the foot throttle, (1) Hand throttle lever

"INCREASE" (2) Foot throttle

"DECREASE" 8. Unlock the parking brake and slowly release the clutch.

BParking Brake To release the parking brake, depress the brake pedals again.

HST

(1)Brake pedals 6. Selecting the Travel Speed. [HST Type]

(1) Front wheel drive lever (3) Cruise control lever (if equipped)

(2) Range gear shift lever (4) Speed control pedal

BRange Gear Shift Lever (L-M-H) The range gear shift can only be shifted when the tractor is completely stopped and the speed control pedal is in the neutral position.

IMPORTANT: To avoid transmission and shift linkage damage when shifting: A Completely stop the tractor using the brake pedals. A Do not force the range gear shift lever. A If it is difficult to shift the lever into L, M, or H from

neutral position: On slopes be sure to set the parking brake before starting the procedure.

(1) Slightly depress the speed control pedal to rotate the gears inside of the transmission.

(2) Release the speed control pedal to the neutral position.

(3) Depress the clutch pedal, wait for a moment and then shift the lever.

BFront Wheel Drive Lever To avoid personal injury or death: A Do not engage the front wheel drive when traveling at road speed. A When driving on icy, wet or loose surfaces, make sure the tractor is correctly ballasted to avoid skidding and loss of steering control. Operate at reduced speed and engage front wheel drive. A An accident may occur if the tractor is suddenly braked, such as by heavy towed loads shifting forward or loss of control. A The braking characteristics are different between 2 and 4-wheel drive. Be aware of the difference and use carefully. Use the lever to engage the front wheels with the tractor stopped. Shift the lever to "ON" to engage the front wheel drive.

(1) Front wheel drive lever (A) "ON" (B)"OFF"

A Depress the clutch pedal before engaging the front wheel drive lever. A If the front wheel drive lever is difficult to set to OFF, stop the tractor, turn the steering wheel and move the lever. A Tires will wear quickly if front wheel drive is engaged on paved roads. C Front wheel drive is effective for the following jobs: 1. When greater pulling force is needed, such as working in a wet field, when pulling a trailer, or when working with a front-end loader.

2. When working in sandy soil.

3. When working on a hard soil where a rotary tiller might push the tractor forward.

4. For increased braking at reduced speed.

7. Accelerate the engine. BHand Throttle Lever Pulling the throttle lever back increases engine speed, and pushing it forward decreases engine speed.

BParking Brake To release the parking brake, depress the brake pedals again.

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9. Depress the Speed Control Pedal. [HST Type] BSpeed Control Pedal

To avoid personal injury or death: A Do not operate if tractor moves on level ground with foot off of Speed Control Pedal. A Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer. Forward Pedal Depress the speed control pedal with the toe of your right foot to move forward. Reverse Pedal Depress the speed control pedal with the heel of your right foot to move backward.

(1) Speed control Pedal (A) "FORWARD"

(2) Stopper bolt (B) "REVERSE"

A To prevent serious damage to the HST, do not adjust the stopper bolts.

A When you stand up from the seat with the speed control pedal stepped on or the cruise control lever engaged (ON), the engine will stop regardless of whether the tractor is moving or not. This is because the tractor is equipped with Operator Presence Control system (OPC). BCruise Control Lever [if equipped]

To avoid personal injury or death: A Pull the cruise control lever completely to the rear before starting the engine. A Do not use the cruise control when driving on the road. A Be sure to connect both the left and the right brakes to release the cruise control. The speed cruise control won't be released with single brake activation. Cruise control is designed for tractor operating efficiency and operator comfort, This device will provide a constant forward operating speed by mechanically holding the cruise control lever at the selected position. C To engage Cruise Control Device 1. The proper forward speed will be maintained if you apply the cruise control lever at any position.

2. To operate faster than the set speed, depress the speed control pedal further down in this condition. The set speed will be resumed if you release the pedal.

C To disengage Cruise Control Device A Move the lever all the way back and then to "OFF" position to release the cruise control. A Depress both brake pedals.

A Cruise control will be disengaged automatically when both brake pedals are depressed. A The cruise control device does not disengage when the individual right or left brake is applied. A Cruise control device will not operate in reverse. A Preferably set the cruise control lever, while holding down the speed control pedal. This makes the setting smoother. A When releasing the cruise mode, be sure to return the cruise control lever fully backward.

(1) Cruise control lever (A) "INCREASE" (B) "DECREASE"

(C) "OFF"

A When you stand up from the seat with the speed control pedal stepped on or the cruise control lever engaged (ON), the engine will stop regardless of whether the tractor is moving or not. This is because the tractor is equipped with Operator Presence Control system (OPC).

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STOPPING BStopping 1. Slow down the engine.

2. Step on the clutch and brake pedal.

3. After the tractor has stopped, disengage the PTO, lower the implement to the ground, shift the transmission to neutral, release the clutch pedal, and set the parking brake.

CHECK DURING DRIVING BImmediately Stop the Engine if: A The engine suddenly slows down or accelerates. A Unusual noises are suddenly heard. A Exhaust fumes suddenly become very dark.

BEasy Checker(TM) If the indicators in the Easy Checker(TM) come on during operation, immediately stop the engine, and find the cause as shown below. Never operate the tractor while Easy Checker(TM) lamp is on.

Engine oil pressure If the oil pressure in the engine goes below the prescribed level, the indicator in the Easy Checker(TM) will come on. If this should happen during operation, and it does not go off when the engine is accelerated to more than 1000 rpm, check level of engine oil. (See "Checking Engine Oil Level" in "DAILY CHECK" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.)

Electrical charge If the alternator is not charging the battery, the indicator in the Easy Checker(TM) will come on. If this should happen during operation, check the electrical charging system or consult your local KUBOTA Dealer.

A For checking and servicing of your tractor, consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for instructions. BFuel Gauge When the key switch is on, the fuel gauge indicates the fuel level. Be careful not to empty the fuel tank. Otherwise air may enter the fuel system. Should this happen, the system should be bled. (See "Bleeding Fuel System" in "SERVICE AS REQUIRED" in "PERIODIC SERVICE" section.)

BCoolant Temperature Gauge

To avoid personal injury or death: A Do not remove radiator cap until coolant temperature is well below its boiling point. Then loosen cap slightly to the stop to relieve any pressure before removing cap completely. 1. With the key switch at "ON", this gauge indicates the temperature of the coolant. "C" for "cold" and "H" for "hot".

2. If the indicator reaches the red zone position, engine coolant is overheated. Check the tractor by referring to "TROUBLESHOOTING" section.

BHourmeter/Tachometer This meter gives readings for engine speed, PTO shaft speed and the hours the tractor has been operated. 1. The tachometer indicates the engine speed and the 540 PTO shaft speed location on the dial.

2. The hourmeter indicates in 5 digits the hours the tractor has been used; the last digit indicates 1/10 of an hour.

(1) Engine revolution (A) PTO : 540rpm

(2) Hours used

PARKING BParking To avoid personal injury or death: BEFORE DISMOUNTING TRACTOR A ALWAYS SET PARKING BRAKE AND LOWER ALL IMPLEMENTS TO THE GROUND. Leaving transmission in gear with the engine stopped will not prevent tractor with HST transmission from rolling.

A STOP THE ENGINE AND REMOVE THE KEY. 1. When parking, be sure to set the parking brake. To set the parking brake; (1) Interlock the brake pedals.

(2) Depress the brake pedals.

(3) Latch the brake pedals with the parking brake lever.

A To prevent damage to the parking brake lever, make sure that brake pedals are fully depressed before pushing the parking brake lever. 2. Before getting off the tractor, disengage the PTO, lower all implements to the ground, place all control levers in their neutral positions, set the parking brake, stop the engine and remove the key.

3. If it is necessary to park on an incline, be sure to chock the wheels to prevent accidental rolling of the machine.

OPERATING TECHNIQUES BDifferential Lock

To avoid personal injury or death due to loss of steering control: A Do not operate the tractor at high speed with differential lock engaged. A Do not attempt to turn with the differential lock engaged. A Be sure to release the differential lock before making a turn in field conditions. If one of the rear wheels should slip, step on the differential lock pedal. Both wheels will turn together, then reduce slippage. Differential lock is maintained only while the pedal is depressed.

[HST Type]

A When using the differential lock, always slow the engine down. A To prevent damage to power train, do not engage differential lock when one wheel is spinning and the other is completely stopped. A If the differential lock cannot be released, step lightly on the brake pedals alternately. BOperating the Tractor on a Road

To avoid personal injury or death: A To help assure straight line stops when driving at transport speeds, lock the brake pedals together. Uneven braking at road speeds could cause the tractor to roll-over. A When traveling on road with 3-point hitch mounted implement attached, be sure to have sufficient front weight on the tractor to maintain steering ability. Be sure SMV emblem and warning lamps are clean and visible. If towed or rear-mounted equipment obstructs these safety devices, install SMV emblem and warning lamps on equipment. Consult your local KUBOTA Dealer for further details.

BOperating on Slopes and Rough Terrain

To avoid personal injury or death: A Always back up when going up a steep slope. Driving forward could cause the tractor to tip over backward. Stay off hills and slopes too steep for safe operation. A Avoid changing gears when climbing or descending a slope. A If operating on a slope, never disengage the clutch or shift levers to neutral. Doing so could cause loss of control. A Do not drive the tractor close to the edges of ditches or banks which may collapse under the weight of the tractor. Especially when the ground is loose or wet. 1. Be sure wheel tread is adjusted to provide maximum stability. (See "WHEEL ADJUSTMENT" in "TIRES, WHEELS AND BALLAST" section.)

2. Slow down for slopes, rough ground, or sharp turns, especially when transporting heavy, rear mounted equipment.

3. Before descending a slope, shift to a gear low enough to control speed without using brakes.

BTransport the Tractor Safely 1. The tractor, if damaged, must be carried on a truck. Secure the tractor tightly with ropes.

2. Follow the instruction below when towing the tractor: Otherwise, the tractor’s powertrain may get damaged. A Set the all shift levers to "NEUTRAL" position. A If possible, start engine and select 2WD, if creep

speed is fitted ensure that it is disengaged. A Tow the tractor using its front hitch or drawbar. A Never tow faster than "10 km/h (6.2 mph)". BDirections for Use of Power Steering 1. Power steering is activated only while the engine is running. Slow engine speeds make the steering a little heavier. While the engine is stopped, the tractor functions in the same manner as tractors without power steering.

2. When the steering wheel is turned all the way to the stop, the relief valve is activated. Do not hold the steering wheel in this position for a long period of time.

3. Avoid turning the steering wheel while the tractor is stopped, or tires may wear out sooner.

4. The power steering mechanism makes the steering easier. Be careful when driving on a road at high speeds.

PTO

PTO OPERATION

To avoid personal injury or death: A Disengage PTO, stop engine, and allow all rotating components to come to a complete stop before connecting, disconnecting, adjusting, or cleaning any PTO driven equipment. BPTO Gear Shift Lever 1. The tractor has a 540 rpm speed position.

2. PTO shifting needs clutch operation. Press the clutch pedal down completely to stop the tractor movement and any PTO driven equipment movement before shifting the PTO gear shift lever.

[Manual Transmission Type]

[HST Type]

A To avoid shock loads to the PTO, reduce engine speed when engaging the PTO, then open the throttle to the recommended speed: A To avoid damage of transmission, before shifting the PTO gear shift lever, fully disengage the main clutch.

A There is a PTO-1 (540 rpm) indicated mark on the tachometer board. A Tractor engine will not start if PTO gear shift lever is in the engaged "ON" position.

(1)PTO gear shift lever "ON" "OFF"

BStationary PTO To park the tractor and use the PTO system (for chipper or pump, for example), start the PTO system in the following steps. 1. Apply the parking brakes and place blocks at the tires.

2. Make sure the shift levers are at NEUTRAL, and start the engine.

3. Set the PTO gear shift lever to engage "ON".

4. Set the engine speed to provide recommended PTO speed.

5. Dismount the seat and tilt up quickly (engine will stop if there is a delay in tilting up the seat).

[Manual Transmission Type]

(1) Seat

"ON" (2) PTO gear shift lever

"OFF"

A If the PTO system is engaged and you stand up from the seat or the seat is not tilted forward, the engine stops automatically after standing up. BPTO Shaft Cover and Shaft Cap Keep the PTO shaft cover in place at all times. Replace the PTO shaft cap when the shaft is not in use. When connecting or disconnecting the joint to PTO shaft, raise up the PTO shaft cover.

(1) PTO shaft cover (A) "NORMAL POSITION"

(2) PTO shaft cap (B) "RAISED POSITION"

A The universal joint of the PTO drive shaft is technically limited in its moving angle. Refer to the PTO Drive Shaft Instructions for proper use.

3-POINT HITCH & DRAWBAR

(1) Top link

(2) Lifting rod (Left)

(3) Check chains

(4) Turn buckle

(5) Lower link

(6) Lifting rod (Right)

(7) Lower link holder

(8) Drawbar

3-POINT HITCH 1. Make preparations for attaching implement.

BSelecting the holes of Lower Links There are 2 holes in the lower links. For most operations the lifting rods should be attached to the (B) hole.