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